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The Office of Marketing & Communications wants to help publicize your news both within and outside the campus community. Please complete the form below to share information and ideas for potential media coverage and for the university’s online and/or magazine news articles. While we understand that many activities and programs are interesting, important and warrant attention, we cannot guarantee publicity or coverage. We will, however, guarantee careful consideration of every submission.

What makes a good story?

Perhaps the best and most honest answer is simply whatever attracts the attention and curiosity of reporters and editors at any given time. Some key elements to attracting their attention include:

  • Uniqueness — Being the first or only organization in the city, region or nation to develop and offer a program or course, host a high profile speaker, conduct one-of-a-kind research, etc.
  • Numbers — The story must have the potential to affect or interest large numbers of people.
  • Timeliness — The more recent the event or occurrence, the better.
  • Significance — Is your potential story considered noteworthy by experts or does it provide a local angle to a national topic in the news?
  • Human Interest — Hearing the story from a “real” person, one who experienced it, typically carries more weight than university spokespersons or experts commenting on the story.
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News

Faculty, Staff Nurture Partnership, Build Relationships in Avila

This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.

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Trustees Announce Presidential Search Committee

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.

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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.

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