On Nov. 1, 2019, the Solemnity of All Saints, the University of Dallas inaugurated its ninth and first alumnus president, Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83.+ Read More
UD students have been celebrating Groundhog Day for 51 years, ever since former UD president Donald Cowan's fateful injunction to establish traditions unique to UD: "Think of something to celebrate--celebrate Groundhog Day, for instance--but whatever you do, do it with style." However, the celebration has shifted throughout the years to become the event it is today, in which the Saturday night Party in the Park is the culmination of three days' worth of Groundhog-centered fun. Here are six things you might not know about Groundhog:
Groundhog festivities will kick off Thursday at TGIT and culminate, in Irving at least, with the Saturday night Party in the Park at Groundhog Park. For alumni, there is an additional Party in the Rat. See here for a full list of Groundhog 2014 activities, including alumni Groundhog celebrations throughout the country.
"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.+ Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."+ Read More