Amazon may have displaced many independent bookstores, but there is nothing quite like the experience of strolling through shelves of books with the possibility of discovering a new favorite author or an old classic you can give as a gift. Inspired by her experience, UD alumna Katy Lemieux, BA ‘05, is setting out to open a new bookstore called Talking Animals in Grapevine, Texas, this winter.
The University of Dallas has, for the past 15 years, quietly and with steadfast determination been developing a sophisticated astronomy/astrophysics program under the direction of Professor of Physics Richard Olenick, Ph.D.
Given the state of debate within and around the academy today, it can be easy to forget that the sciences and mathematics have a greater claim to being liberal arts than do the humanities. At the...
The generosity of these donors and foundations indelibly enriches our pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue here at the University of Dallas. It Goes Past Generations "It’s the...
Sixteen years ago, General Al Zapanta and his family moved back to Irving. After serving in four presidential administrations in Washington D.C. and a career that included heroic military service...
When the three children of legendary University of Dallas Professor of English John E. Alvis, BA ’66 MA ’69 PhD ’73, considered how to honor and perpetuate their father’s legacy at UD, they knew it would need to involve the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts Institute of Philosophic Studies, to which Alvis had been devoted.
The son of Department Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy Matthew Walz, Ph.D., MBA ’20, Damien Walz, BA ’22, grew up around UD and fell in love with its liberal arts curriculum. The decision to come to UD was a relatively straightforward one, but which major to pursue was not: Walz changed his mind approximately seven times before settling on politics.
Catherine Schwenk, BA ’22, intended to double major in psychology and philosophy. However, after taking Principles of American Politics in the fall of her freshman year, she knew that politics was what she really was meant to study.
Joseph Galasso, BS ’22, initially considered other science majors at UD but ultimately decided on biology; the program allowed him to pursue his interests beyond the classroom.
Thomas Thompson, BA ’22, had planned to go to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where one of the professors astounded him “with his piercing intellect and charismatic lecture.” However, this professor was a UD alumnus who persuaded Thompson to look more closely at UD.