The University of Dallas has received a $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to purchase a scanning electron microscope (SEM), which will support teaching and research for both faculty and students at the nanoscale level.+ Read More
The Office of Student Affairs kicked off the spring semester with a month of programming devoted to "living our commitment to social justice." The initiative, "I am my Brothers' and Sisters' Keeper," features everything from hashtags to movie viewings and discussion to lectures on Shakespeareall focused on raising awareness among students of their individual responsibility to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
The event also includes programming centered on bystander intervention and healthy relationships. Presentations and movie viewings will focus on the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Random Acts of Crusader Kindness Week, during which students will be challenged each day to "pay forward" a kind act to other members of the UD community, begins on Monday, Feb. 10.
"One of the things I think would be nice to see after this month is people making more of a conscious effort to do little things--like helping someone haul trash out to the dumpster," said Karen Bless, BA '15, a resident assistant and volunteer for the initiative.
"We encourage students to do good deeds for each other without expecting anything in return," said Valerie Landrum, assistant director of student and parent services. "You can share your stories on Twitter at #udpif."
"We hope to do this year after year," said Landrum.
In an age when differences often lead to divisiveness, Associate Professor of Management Richard Peregoy, D.P.S., uses his research on mindfulness and spirituality to build bridges across cultures, religions and political orientations.+ Read More
At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.+ Read More