A Conversation with Rabbi Sacks: 2014 McDermott Lecturer Discusses Faith, Friendships
Video: 2014 McDermott Lecturer Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Discusses Faith, Friendships
Watch a conversation between Bainard Cowan, professor of literature and Louise Cowan
Chair in Humanities, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Topics range from interfaith friendships
to the role of a university to the unique challenges faced by the Abrahamic faiths
(Judaism, Christianity and Islam).
A video of Rabbi Sacks' public lecture will be available shortly. Follow the University
of Dallas on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when the video is posted.
The University of Dallas' Eugene McDermott Lecture Series was established 40 years
ago in honor of the late scientist and civic leader. The prestigious annual lecture
has featured important writers, artists, philosophers and educators including Derek
Walcott, Mortimer Adler, Maya Lin, Jacques Barzun, Bruce Cole, Paul Goldberger, Leon
Kass, Mark Helprin and Francis Fukuyama.
The lecture is made possible by a gift from Margaret McDermott and is inspired by
Louise Cowan, a former University of Dallas English Department chair, dean of the
university's Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and a co-founder of the Dallas
UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.
As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.