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  • Feb 28, 2024

    Andrew Ellison, current director of the St. Ambrose Center for Catholic Liberal Education and Culture, will move to a new role on March 1.

  • Feb 20, 2024

    Nancy Cain Marcus, MA ’00 PhD ’03, previously served as United States Ambassador and Public Delegate to the United Nations.

  • Jan 18, 2024

    The University of Dallas is working with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia to establish a convent on campus.

  • Aug 17, 2023

    “My father is in prison because he spoke truth to power for decades,” Sebastien told U.S. lawmakers in May.

  • May 24, 2023

    As of today, over 1,900 University of Dallas alumni have banded together in the Forging Our Future challenge, unlocking a $200,000 challenge gift from an anonymous alumni couple.

  • May 10, 2023
    Graduands on the Exodus Retreat can engage with their professors on a more personal footing for the first time and pray around campus one last time.

    Alexa Hassell, BA ’23, used to take rosary walks around campus as a freshman. Last month, the Exodus Retreat gave her a chance to pray by the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe one last time as a student.

  • Apr 20, 2023

    Current freshman Clarice Miller knew in high school that she wanted to attend a Catholic university. But after some time at her first choice, Miller knew she hadn’t yet found the challenge she was looking for.

  • Apr 13, 2023

    For the third year in a row, the University of Dallas ranked No. 6 in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of Best Regional Universities West. UD also remained on the Princeton Review's Best Colleges list.

  • Feb 10, 2023

    A former clerk under Justice Antonin Scalia, Paul Clement served as U.S. Solicitor General from 2005 to 2008 under President George W. Bush. He has argued 112 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, often involving major issues of religious freedom.

  • Feb 2, 2023

    The University of Dallas has appointed Luciana Hampilos assistant general counsel. Hampilos, who served as the university’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX since 2020, began her new role on Jan. 26.

  • Jan 27, 2023

    The University of Dallas recently named Inelda Acosta, Ed.D., pHCLE, the University’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX.

  • Jan 24, 2023

    Former Democratic Congressman Daniel Lipinski, who represented Illinois’ Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005-2021, has been named Pope Leo XIII Fellow on Social Thought at the University of Dallas.

  • Sep 19, 2022
    ‘Best Value,’ ‘Best Business Programs,’ and ‘Happiest Students’ reflect academic excellence and dedication of faculty

    The University of Dallas recently earned high marks of excellence from leading publications – including moving up to the #2 spot for “Best Value” among U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" in the West, as well as The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes.

  • Aug 29, 2022

    The University of Dallas welcomed the 421 members of Class of 2026 to campus last week, the second largest incoming class in its 66-year history. About 49% come from outside of Texas, representing 38 states and 270 cities, and international students from as far away as Vietnam.

  • Aug 22, 2022

    The University of Dallas Board of Trustees recently appointed Most Rev. Daniel Flores, S.T.D, BA ’83 MDiv ’87, Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, Mary Rice Hasson, Tom Craddick and Charles LiMandri as its newest members. The board also honored two long-serving trustees as they concluded their service, ​​Cardinal Kevin Farrell and Mary Manning, at their June meeting.

  • Jul 19, 2022

    The University of Dallas announced today record breaking fundraising success for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which ended May 31. Total cash gifts received totaled more...

  • May 18, 2022
    Gathering Awarding-Winning Writers, Artists and Critics from Across the Country, the Conference Will Explore the Future of the Catholic Literary Tradition

    Along with select national cosponsors, the University of Dallas’ Donald and Louise Cowan Center is hosting the Fourth Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. Sessions...

  • May 11, 2022

    Nearly 400 students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the University of Dallas gathered at the Irving campus on Friday, May 6, for a historic celebration and consecration of...

  • Apr 28, 2022

    The University of Dallas is expanding its Summer Rome Program to include two 6-week sessions to serve the university’s currently enrolled students, as well as expanding...

  • Apr 26, 2022

    The 2022 Cor Challenge, which ran March 28 - April 2, not only broke records for the third year in a row in both number of donors and dollars received, but fully eclipsed...

  • Mar 2, 2022

    Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., BA ’93, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), will be the commencement speaker for the University of Dallas’ 63rd...

  • Feb 11, 2022

    Irving, TX (Feb. 11, 2022) — Robert Alter, professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will be the...

  • Dec 11, 2021

    Nestled in the wooded foothills of Irving, Texas, an unassuming Marian shrine welcomes faithful passersby and prayerful visitors at all times of the day and...

  • Sep 27, 2021
    UD Receives Most Individual Gifts Among North Texas Universities

    After calculating the comprehensive total from Thursday’s North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), the University of Dallas will retain its unofficial title as the most generous university in North Texas....

  • Sep 20, 2021
    Undergraduate Enrollment Hits Record 1,500 for First Time

    For the first time in its 65-year history, the University of Dallas' endowment has reached the $100 million mark, at the same time that undergraduate enrollment hit a record 1,500 undergraduate students.

  • Sep 14, 2021
    Pioneer in Listener Studies from University of Notre Dame, Karla J. Bellinger, Selected as Founding Executive Director

    Karla J. Bellinger, M.A., DMIN, has been named founding Executive Director of the Institute for Homiletics at the University of Dallas with the goal of improving preaching in the Catholic Church....

  • 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...

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Students of local Catholic schools are eligible for automatic admission through the Crusader Promise.

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