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Longtime Catechist, Mother of Two Receives Ministry Scholarship

This past year, as Edna Ramos prepared to send one son off to college and the other into his freshman year of high school, she knew that one chapter of her life was coming to a close. She needed to determine what the next phase would hold, what meaningful work she could undertake.

Dallas Ministry Conference Unites Faithful and Faculty

Dallas/Fort Worth area faithful gathered at the Irving Convention Center for the 12th Annual Dallas Ministry Conference (DMC) Oct. 11-13, 2018. Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas, the event seeks to provide opportunities for faith formation.

University of Dallas Expands Classical Education Program

As many as 100 classical school teachers will receive scholarships this year as the University of Dallas intensifies its efforts within the classical education arena. The university also plans to bring on two new tenure-track faculty members, each devoted primarily to one of two programs in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Top DFW Female Executives to Discuss Imposter Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel unworthy of your achievements, suspicious that they're the result of mere luck or other people's misevaluation of your competence, rather than something you've rightfully earned? You're not alone. On Oct. 17, some of Dallas/Fort Worth's top female business leaders and executives will share their experience with and tips for fighting these nagging insecurities.

Fall 2018 Southern Italy Trip and Site Visits

The month of September had the Fall Rome class visiting numerous sites in Rome such as Santa Maria Maggiore, the Roman Forum and Colosseum as well as touring Southern Italy on their first class overnight trip.

School of Ministry Receives Grant for Bilingual Faith Formation

This spring, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine awarded the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry a $24,050 grant to support the CCD's goals of promoting Catholic biblical literacy. This grant will fund a full scholarship for one bilingual student to complete a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in biblical studies.

UD in Service: Students Help Rebuild South Texas

Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.

Rome Forno Dinner

Fall 2018 Rome Scavenger hunt winners received a forno dinner cooked by the Rome Student Affairs staff, a very coveted prize for this fall Rome class.

Fall 2018 Romers Arrive

The Fall 2018 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, August 25 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.

Future Teacher Carries On UD's Fulbright Legacy in Czech Republic

Catherine Blume, BA '18, first became fascinated by Czech fairy tales as a child listening to the stories of her art teacher, a close family friend who had immigrated from the Czech Republic. This coming year, living in Prost?jov, Czech Republic, and teaching at Cyrilometod?jské Gzmnázium (a K-12 Catholic school there), she hopes to incorporate these fairy tales as well as their American counterparts, in addition to other children's literature from both traditions, in order to instill in her students an appreciation of culture -- both their own and that of the United States, exploring how these cultures compare and contrast with each other.

Art Exhibition Rethinks Nature of Books, World Around Us

UD's Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of handmade artist books and printed works, titled "The Space Between," which converges around the idea of the space between things both in a literal and a metaphorical sense.

University of Dallas Creates Cyber Scholarship for Women

Beginning this fall semester, second-year Master of Science in Cybersecurity and MBA students with a cyber concentration enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business can apply for the George S. Sturgeon Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund for Women. The scholarship strengthens the university's reputation as a leader in cybersecurity education.

Shakespeare in Italy Last Week

Wrapping up their last week in the eternal city the Shakespeare in Italy group visited Orvieto, St. Peter's Basilica where they toured the Scavi, and the Villa Borghese.

Rome & the Catholic Church Last Week

Touring basilicas was on the agenda for the Rome & the Catholic Church program as they wrapped up their last week in Rome visiting the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Abbey of Tre Fontane and more.

Latin in Rome Last Week

The Latin in Rome group spent their last week in Rome soaking up as much as they could, visiting several celebrated museums and sites throughout the city.

Shakespeare in Italy Venice and Padua Trip

The Shakespeare in Italy group continued their study of the great playwright by taking a short trip to Venice and Padua where they performed acts from The Taming of the Shrew and the Merchant of Venice where they would have taken place.

Latin in Rome Naples Trip

On July 18 the Latin in Rome group begin their journey along the Amalfi coast to the Bay of Naples to visit such ancient sites as Herculaneum, Pompeii and Cumae.

Rome & the Catholic Church Sienna and Assisi Trip

The Rome & the Catholic Church group headed out for their 5-day group trip to Sienna and Assisi on Thursday, July 19 where they would discover frescos, relics and basilicas while enriching their faith.

Shakespeare in Italy First Week in Rome

The Shakespeare in Italy program wasted no time in getting acquainted with Rome visiting the Circus Maximus, Forum, Colosseum, Piazza Navona and several churches during their first week in the city.

Latin in Rome First Week in Rome

Our Latin in Rome group had a week full of walking tours taking them to St. Peter's, the Pantheon, the Forum and the Aventine and Palatine hills. They also took a day trip to Cerveteri, Tarquinia and Santa Severa.

Rome & the Catholic Church First Week in Rome

After almost a week in Rome the Rome & the Catholic Church program participants have visited many monumental sites in the eternal city including: St. Peter's Basilica, San Clemente, the Colosseum and the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo.

High School Summer Programs Arrive in Rome

The University of Dallas welcomed 52 high school scholars to our Rome campus today to participate in one of three high school study abroad programs: Latin in Rome, Rome & the Catholic Church and Shakespeare in Italy.

Courageous Conversations

In the summer of 2017, Professor of Global Business Ruth May engaged in a conversation triggered by a truth upon which she had stumbled, one that kept nagging at her because no one else seemed to be acknowledging it. Finally, she realized that she would have to be the one to bring it to light.

Alumna Returns to Rome, Represents Youth at Pre-Synod

Between March 19 and March 24, pastoral leaders congregated in Rome for a pre-synod gathering of over 300 representatives from every part of the world. Two of those leaders were UD alumni Katie Prejean McGrady, BA '11, and Nick López, BA '12 MTS '16. The purpose of the gathering was to craft a document, to be presented to the pope, on the state of young people and religion worldwide.

Campus Ministry Director Represents Youth of North America

The week of March 19, University of Dallas alumnus and Director of Campus Ministry Nick López, BA '12 MTS '16, attended a pre-synodal gathering of young people in preparation for the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. López was even asked to address the gathering, including Pope Francis, at the request of the Vatican Synod Committee.


This year's spring commencement ceremony had some new graduates in attendance: six doctor of business administration (DBA) students from the Gupta College of Business.

Spring 2018 Final Group Trip and Retreats

As the spring Rome semester winds to a close the Romers took their last class trip to Northern Italy to see the sites of Venice and Florence and also got to participate in several silent religious retreats to enhance the spiritual journey of their Rome experience.

Alumna's CPA Score is Tops in Texas

On an exam that's known as one of the most difficult professional certification exams, Candice Vermeulen, BA '13 M.S. '15, outshines the field.

Women in Business

The Spring 2018 Women in Business Leadership panel at the University of Dallas focused on helping its students successfully make the transition from classroom to career.

Spring 2018 Greece Trip and Spring Break

March was the busiest travel month for the Spring 2018 Rome class as they journeyed to Greece for a 10-day Odyssey with their class and trekked across Europe on their own during their spring travel break.

Rhett Forman Designs General Studies Major at Tarleton State

Rhett Forman, PhD '17, is bringing the mission of the University of Dallas westward, to Stephenville, TX. He has been appointed by Tarleton State to design a general studies major, which he hopes to model after the curriculum he observed at UD.

Classical Education Program Reaches Westward

In January, University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School Assistant Dean & Affiliate Assistant Professor Matthew Post, Ph.D. '15, visited John Adams Academy in Roseville, California. Founded in 2010, John Adams Academy is a K-12 charter school dedicated to creating servant leaders through a classical education.

State of Catholic School Leadership

Recently, we sat down with Matthew Vereecke, Ed.D., and Verónica Alonzo, Ed.D., superintendent and associate superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Dallas, to ask them about the state of Catholic education in the Diocese of Dallas: "What has been accomplished? What can we be proud of this year, in our Catholic schools?"

Spring 2018 Umbria Trip

The Spring 2018 Rome class made their first class trip of the semester on February 9-11, visiting three beautiful and influential Italian cities in the Umbria region: Subiaco, Assisi, and Orvieto.

STEM & Liberal Arts Education: Parallel Lines that Meet?

"The roots of the STEM disciplines are grounded in our desire to know," she said. "STEM as thought of as its constituent parts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), particularly science and mathematics, is fundamental to the study of the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music) of the seven liberal arts," Weisse said. "But the quadrivium does not stand alone, it is paired with the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic) which teaches a potent use of language."

UD Alumni Named to Vatican Pre-Synod Gathering on Youth

On Jan. 25, 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that University of Dallas alumni Nick López, BA '12 MTS '16, director of campus ministry at UD, and Katie Prejean McGrady, BA '11, were selected to serve as delegates at an upcoming pre-synod gathering in Rome. The March meeting is in preparation for the October Synod of Bishops called "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment."

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The first Art and Architecture visit for the Spring Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.

UD Welcomes Fr. Michael Patella

The University of Dallas proudly announces that Father Michael Patella, O.S.B., professor of the New Testament and seminary rector at Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, will deliver the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry's 19th annual Landregan Lecture, titled "Catholic Biblical Tradition: Ancient & Postmodern."

Appia Antica Walk and Wine Tasting

Spring 2018 Romers concluded their first full week in Italy with a walking excursion along the Via Appia Antica where they stopped to explore the Circus of Maxentius, San Sebastiano and the Catacombs. Upon arriving back to campus they were treated to an evening wine tasting hosted by Msgr. Fucinaro.

First Week in Rome

After months of preparations the spring 2018 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Friday, January 19, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

UD Professors Build Renaissance of Liberal Learning

Scott Crider, Ph.D., professor of English at the University of Dallas, and Matthew Spring, affiliate assistant professor of English, are writing a new book titled "A New Trivium: 100 Things to Know for College - and Life!" The work is devoted entirely to the trivium and how a classical education applies to the academic and social lives of college students through the liberal arts.

Gupta College of Business Welcomes Six New Adjunct Instructors

Over 60 years ago, Robert G. Lynch, the founding dean of the University of Dallas' college of business, then called the Graduate School of Management, set in motion plans for a vision of a business school driven to create leaders for all areas of society -- the sciences, arts, corporations and not-for-profits alike.

Reaching the Young Church

As our culture has become increasingly secular, the Catholic church faces a serious threat: a shortage of young faithful. Unlike past generations of steady churchgoers, the number of millennials involved in their faith has slowly declined, posing a serious danger to the future of the church as a whole. Such is the perilous trend, but fortunately the Church has responded with a solution: an increased focus on evangelizing to youth. Among those at the helm of this movement is Doug Tooke, youth minister and former Neuhoff School of Ministry student.

Called to Lead

"Leading well is ultimately living well," said Brett Bourbon, associate professor of English and co-director of UD's new Master of Leadership program. "It requires the virtues of courage and perseverance. It requires self-awareness and an acuity in understanding others and complex situations."

A Habit of Service

Ryan Cole and a team of MBA students in the Capstone Consulting program worked with Honor Courage Commitment, a North Texas organization that provides education and resources to train veterans to become entrepreneurs and business owners.

What is the Imagination?

What is the imagination? This great question has been wrestled with in a myriad ways throughout the Western intellectual tradition, whether it be by philosophers, poets, political theorists or psychologists. In the upcoming annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts (Jan. 26-27), the students and faculty of Braniff Graduate School will enter into this dialogue, discussing the role and function of the imagination from a whole host of perspectives and disciplines across the liberal arts.

UD's First Doctor of Business Administration Graduates

This fall, three Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students successfully defended their dissertations to become the first DBA graduates from the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas.

Kingdom of Morocco Collaboration

Central to the University of Dallas's collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco is one alumnus, Mohammed Aouam, whose commitment to his home country has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the university and its current and future students.

From Bombay to Banking

"My story begins in Bombay. I was 20 years old when I left India to attend Stanford University," explains now chairman, CEO and president of State Bank of Texas, Chan Patel. He goes on to explain to a room of University of Dallas students and alumni that he came to the U.S. with only $600 in his possession.

Northern Italy Trip

The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 8. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

Freshman Wins National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

University of Dallas student Jasmine Adams recently won the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City for her invention, Smudgies, a fabric makeup removing cloth designed to wipe away unwanted makeup without any added water or cleanser.

Women in Business Leadership Event

The University of Dallas hosted its first-ever Women in Business Leadership panel and networking event, bringing together some of the area's top corporate women leaders to share their experiences with UD students and alumni.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month, in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Dallas hosted the Fall Cyber Forum to help UD students and alumni stay up-to-date on the topics most relevant to the field of cybersecurity.

Greece Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 29. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. The Fall 2017 class explored Athens, Dodona, Delphi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Thermopylae.

The Science of Marketing

Sharon S. Hernández's passion for science has helped her to excel in her current role as a marketing performance strategist at Dex Media.

Campania Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class made their first class trip of the semester on September 8-10, touring the southern Italian region of Campania, visiting Montecassino, Pompeii, Positano and Paestum.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The first Art and Architecture visit for the Fall Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

As a sports agent for Team Sports Agency, Daniel Frid, MBA '15, is dedicated to helping his clients -- professional football players -- achieve their dreams.

Castelli Excursion & Wine Tasting

Fall 2017 Romers concluded their first full week in Italy with a visit to the Castelli Romani where students toured the small towns of Ariccia, Monte Cavo and Castel Gandolfo. Upon arriving back to campus they were treated to a wine tasting hosted by Msgr. Fucinaro.

First Day in Rome

The students awoke bright and early on August 20 to begin their first full day in Rome. They visited St. Peter's Basilica and attended mass and then were led on walking tours around the city by the UD Rome Campus faculty and staff.

Fall 2017 Rome Students Arrive

After months of preparations the fall 2017 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Saturday, August 19, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award

Gupta College of Business faculty members Richard Miller, DBA, and Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., were recently awarded the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for their research article "Getting to the Root of the Problem in Experiential Learning: Using Problem Solving and Collective Reflection to Improve Learning Outcomes."

Arrivederci, Roma!

After three weeks of touring Italy with many explorations into Rome and its surrounding areas, our high school summer programs bid farewell to the Eternal City and a summer of a lifetime.

ARETE = Excellence

Two weeks have flown by fast for our Arete participants. They have flourished in their studies, seen some of the cultural sites of DFW and now return home to further contemplate their learning experience.

Buon Giorno, Roma!

Our high school study abroad programs arrived in the eternal city on July 10 and hit the ground running with a visit to Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer residence.

The Randy & Judy Paulson Financial Markets Lab

A generous gift from alumnus Randy Paulson, MBA '81, and his wife Judy will support the addition of new technology, including a Bloomberg Terminal in the newly named Paulson Financial Markets Lab.

Arete Participants Arrive on Irving Campus

On Sunday, July 9 the University of Dallas Rome & Summer Programs Office welcomed high school students from across the nation to the Irving campus for the start of the Arete high school summer programs.

Connecting Companies and Classrooms

Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman Company, the world's largest brand experience company, guest-lectured in Munoz's business-to-business marketing class.

In Memoriam: David Gordon

David Gordon, Ph.D, 78, a former University of Dallas professor, passed away on April 30, 2017. For 40 years, from 1968 to 2008, Gordon was a professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught operations management and directed the industrial management and engineering management programs.

Northern Italy Trip

The Spring Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Saturday, April 22. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Siena. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.

University of Dallas College of Business Commencement

University of Dallas Trustee Julie Weber, BA '91, vice president of People for Southwest Airlines, will address the graduate students of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business during their spring commencement ceremony.

Investing in the Next Generation

The Executives in Residence program aims to connect University of Dallas students with an executive mentor to help them navigate the transition from student to employee. Mentors help educate students about the types of industries and jobs available, provide practical wisdom, practice interviewing skills, and even celebrate job offers together.

St. Beaufort Concert featuring UD alumnus

The UD Rome Campus community enjoyed a concert by a band called St. Beaufort, headed by UD Alumnus Joe Jakubczyk on April 10, 2017. The band is based in Berlin and is currently on tour in Italy.

Men's and Women's Retreats

The men and women of the Spring 2017 Rome class were invited to participate in a silent retreat at the Casa Divin Maestro retreat house on Lake Albano from March 31-April 2, 2017 and April 7-9. The weekend was spent in silent reflection and prayer.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Vatican Museums

The Spring 2017 Rome class headed back into the city on April 5 with their Art & Architecture class to visit the Vatican Museums. The museums house some of the most important and well-known classical sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces in the world.

Seven Pilgrim Churches Walk, Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees

Spring 2017 Romers raised money throughout their Rome semester to donate to Catholic Relief Services to aid those fleeing from Syria. In a fundraising effort, students participated in a 12 mile walk around the city of Rome, with stops at its seven major pilgrim churches.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to San Clemente

The Spring 2017 Rome class was off to another Art and Architecture site visit to the Basilica of San Clemente on March 15. The basilica has a history of over 2,000 years and is one of the most richly adorned churches in the city.

Greece Trip

The Spring 2017 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, March 3. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. The Spring 2017 class explored Delphi, Athens, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Olympia.

G(r)eek Olympics

The Spring 2017 Rome class participated in an afternoon-long athletic and theatrical fest on March 2, 2017 known to those on the Rome Campus as The G(r)eek Olympics. The G(r)eek Olympics are a long standing tradition on the Rome Program and help launch the Greece trip.

Scavi Tours and Papal Audience

In the month of February Spring Rome students had opportunities to visit St. Peter's Basilica both as a tourist and as a pilgrim. Students attended Scavi Tours in small groups on February 7 and 21 and were able to experience what many Catholic pilgrims travel to Rome for: an audience with Pope Francis on February 22.

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The second Art and Architecture visit for the Spring Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.