Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to Present Eugene McDermott Lecture

2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture: "To Heal a Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith in Century"

RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS TO SPEAK AT DALLAS CITY PERFORMANCE HALL ON 'THE CHALLENGE TO FAITH'

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, will present the 2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture "To Heal a Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith in the 21st Century." The event is being held in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

The event is open to the public. General admission tickets are $18 per person and available online through the Dallas Institute or by calling 214.981.8810. Student tickets are $5 with valid student ID.

Rabbi Sacks is one of the world's most prominent scholars of Judaism and a visionary thought-leader in spirituality. He was the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the United Kingdom and was chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. Rabbi Sacks holds 16 honorary degrees and is the author of 25 books.

The University of Dallas' Eugene McDermott Lecture series, which was established 40 years ago in honor of the late scientist and civic leader, has featured important writers, artists, philosophers and educators such as Derek Walcott, Mortimer Adler, Maya Lin, Jacques Barzun, Bruce Cole, Paul Goldberger, Leon Kass, Mark Helprin and Francis Fukuyama. The lecture was a gift from Margaret McDermott and was inspired by University Professor Louise Cowan.


Thursday, May 01, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

+ Read More

Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

+ Read More

Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

+ Read More