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  • Sep 13, 2021

    In this time of growth and optimism for UD, as we prepare to inaugurate our 10th president next month, we are excited about the upcoming North Texas Giving Day...

  • Aug 27, 2021

    The University of Dallas has announced three new staff appointments: Associate Professor of English Greg Roper, Ph.D., BA ’84, as interim dean of students; David Ma,...

  • Aug 23, 2021

    As a new academic year begins, the University of Dallas is proud to announce a record-breaking entering freshman class of 491 students for the fall 2021 semester. The Class of 2025 comprises students representing ...

  • Aug 10, 2021

    The University of Dallas is pleased to announce the opening exhibition of the Ron St. Angelo Collection of Iconic Photography for the Catholic Church, which will be on display in the foyer of the Braniff Graduate Building starting on Thursday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. An opening reception will take place the afternoon of Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

  • Jul 20, 2021

    “The University of Dallas might not be for everyone, but it was for our family,” said Chris Archer, father of four UD alumni. “All four St. Louis Archers...

  • Jul 15, 2021

    The University of Dallas is pleased to announce the appointment of Austin Westervelt-Lutz as assistant vice president for development. In this role, he will...

  • Jul 1, 2021

    The University of Dallas has announced Jarred Samples, BA ’01, as the new athletics director, effective July 1, 2021, following the retirement of longtime director...

  • Jun 2, 2021

    Regina Uhl, J.D., BA ’00, joins the University of Dallas Board of Trustees as its newest member. A philosophy alumna of the university, Uhl is a nationally...

  • May 10, 2021

    The University of Dallas is pleased to welcome Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, as a special guest and keynote speaker at the 61st annual Spring Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 16, honoring the Class of 2021. This year, UD will award more than 500 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry and Satish and Gupta College of Business.

  • May 7, 2021

    “As a priest, it’s been a blessing that my first assignment was to serve a college campus,” said UD Chaplain Father Thomas More Barba, BA ’09 ’10. “Young people need to see that their priests are approachable and can connect with them. Being present on campus as a Dominican, walking around campus and being approachable to students, faculty, or anyone who is here, has been a happy, providential thing.”

  • Apr 22, 2021

    The University of Dallas has received a $100,000 grant from the Hillcrest Foundation to upgrade the Biology Department’s laboratory equipment and prepare the growing number of science majors for...

  • Mar 30, 2021

    With 957 donors (a 30% increase over 2020), it raised a total of $286,258 (a 43% increase over 2020), including a $50,000 match from University Trustee Nick Serafy. The National Alumni Board (NAB)...

  • Mar 5, 2021
    Irving, TX (March 5, 2021) — The Board of Trustees of the University of Dallas has announced that Provost Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D., will take office as the University of Dallas’ 10th president effective Monday, March 8.

    Current President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, has chosen to return to a full-time faculty position at Baylor University on July 1, where he served prior to UD. He will continue to...

  • Feb 1, 2021

    “Do not accept anything as truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks truth! One without the other becomes a destructive lie.” --Pope Saint John Paul II Founded as...

  • Dec 18, 2020
    The University of Dallas has appointed Timothy Samuel Shah, Ph.D., as a distinguished research scholar in the Politics Department. Shah is a political scientist specializing in religious freedom, religion and global politics, and the history of political thought.

    Shah received his A.B. in government, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in political science, also from Harvard, in 2002. “As a Catholic Christian, I know I...

  • Dec 10, 2020
    Last week, more than 230 UD graduates returned to Irving to celebrate their achievements in person at socially distanced events. On Saturday, students and families gathered for the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas and UD Chancellor Edward Burns, and on Sunday, the official 61st Annual Commencement ceremony was held at the Irving Convention Center.

    In a normal year, the majority of UD graduates walk across the stage in May. While UD holds a December commencement ceremony annually, it is usually reserved for business graduate students....

  • Dec 1, 2020
    For University of Dallas parents Brian and Maria Dean, dedicating one’s life to the study of philosophy and the everlasting truths of the human person is not simply a worthy endeavor for the sake of one’s own right formation, nor should it be pursued just to properly train the next generation of teachers.

    For the Deans, whose daughter Anna is a doctoral student in UD’s Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS), the pursuit of philosophy at its highest academic levels is a paramount task for...

  • Nov 23, 2020
    “No one is more deserving of a scholarship in her name than Sybil Novinski,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, at the ceremony celebrating the Sybil Novinski Scholarship Fund endowed by Eileen McPherson Meinert, BA ’83, and her husband, David Meinert. “This is something that many alumni, faculty and administrators have talked about, and this is a great day because we get to honor someone who’s meant so much to so many.”

    Turning to retired University Historian Sybil Novinski, Hibbs told her, “Eileen and I as students recognized your work. You’re a Renaissance woman and philosopher queen, who understands the...

  • Nov 11, 2020
    Against the backdrop of a picture perfect day, students, faculty and staff gathered on the mall in front of the Haggerty Science Center to pay tribute to veterans who have served our country.

    The ceremony, organized by UD’s Army ROTC students, started just after noon today with the Presentation of Colors by the ROTC from the University of Texas at Arlington. Provost Johnathan J....

  • Nov 10, 2020
    Coinciding with the celebration of our country’s veterans, the UD community is pleased to announce the availability of the university's Veterans Lounge, located inside the third floor of SB Hall.

    Shortly after noon tomorrow, Nov. 11, members of the university community will gather on the Mall for a remembrance service, where there will be a presentation of the colors in front of the Tower...

  • Nov 6, 2020
    The University of Dallas Board of Trustees appointed Joe Armes, president and CEO of CSW Industrials, and Louis Brown, executive director of ChristMedicus Foundation, as its newest members.

    “We’re excited to add two very talented individuals to the board,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Husseini, BS ’88. “They will help us advance UD’s profile, prestige and...

  • Oct 28, 2020
    Sister Mary Brian Bole, BA ’67, was joyful. Her joy and enthusiasm permeated everything she did, from teaching and administrating at numerous Catholic schools (including Bishop Dunne, the Highlands School and Nolan Catholic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as schools in Louisiana and Mississippi), to working in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at UD, to delivering a paper at a political science convention in Hungary just a few years ago.

    “She was a very JOYFUL person, and still smiling the last time I saw her, at John Alvis’ funeral here at UD, because she had just received her leg prosthesis and hoped to walk again after a...

  • Oct 21, 2020
    Beyond their own lifetimes, individuals can make a lasting impact on the lives of UD students through the simple act of naming the University of Dallas in their wills or trusts, or as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan assets.

    Known as planned gifts, donations such as these provide a way for donors to make the “gift of a lifetime” and ensure that beloved programs at UD are made available to the next generation....

  • Oct 19, 2020
    The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.

    “Shaped by the Catholic faith, I am delighted to join a university that is deeply rooted in its tradition and teaching,” said Milano. Milano is an attorney with a rich background in public...

  • Oct 16, 2020
    “This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.

    “It is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate one of the leading modern Catholic intellectuals, who mediated the entire tradition to the modern world. St. John Henry Newman speaks from the...

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