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
On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.
I was always puzzled by the look of UD until one afternoon several years ago. While hiking through the woods above the seminary with my family, I happened upon something extraordinary: jutting out of the ground was the corner of a rock painted with exquisite patterns.