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  • Jan 28, 2021
    In 1981, the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation and the Haggar Foundation helped create the King/Haggar Faculty Development Endowment, which made both the King Fellow and Haggar Fellow Awards possible and included funding for summer research stipends.

    Each year since 1985, UD’s faculty have gathered at the beginning of the spring semester for the prestigious awards ceremony to recognize and honor fellow faculty who have gone above and beyond...

  • Jan 27, 2021
    The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business celebrated and honored its 2021 Hall of Fame inductees during the annual award ceremony virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

    The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will celebrate and honor its 2021 Hall of Fame inductees during the annual award ceremony virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021...

  • Jan 26, 2021
    Gupta College of Business Adjunct Instructor Chuck Easttom, Ph.D., D.Sc., is in the final stages of his third doctorate and just started his fourth master’s. For him, learning and teaching constitute both career and hobby, inspired by his “research team” — two dogs, a Rottweiler and Belgian malinois, with whom he likes to discuss ideas on their daily walks.

    “I know they can’t understand me,” he clarified. “I’m not crazy — though some of my neighbors probably think I am!” The dogs’ companionship does indeed appear to help fuel...

  • Jan 15, 2021
    Rebecca Bogie's, DBA ’19, career trajectory changed when she picked up a magazine as she waited for a job interview.

    In it, she saw a full-page ad for UD's Doctorate in Business Administration program. "The application deadline was about a week away, but I thought, I would love to be back in school, refresh my...

  • Dec 18, 2020
    “You couldn’t walk by David without a sports story of some sort,” said Patrick O’Hagan, BA ’63, of David Dozier Jr., BA ’60. O’Hagan and his wife, Patricia (Hasler), BA ’63, were freshmen at UD when Dozier and his wife, Dianne (Flusche), BA ’60, were seniors, and later fellow parishioners at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas. Patrick O’Hagan was a physics major taking 20 hours and didn’t know Dozier well as a UD student, but Dozier’s penchant for stories struck him even then.

    David Dozier passed away on June 23 of Alzheimer’s complications in Dallas, where he had lived most of his life. Dianne, his wife of 60 years whom he had met when they were students together at...

  • 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 18, 2020

    Irving, TX (December 18, 2020) -- Charlotte “Charlie” Thomas, Ph.D., has been appointed executive director of The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC), a membership-driven...

  • Dec 10, 2020
    “The University of Dallas trains its students to be zealously devoted to the truth of things. By instilling this zeal in me, UD was instrumental in leading me to my vocation as a priest in the Dominican Order, where men are called to be preachers of Jesus Christ, the Truth who sets us free,” said Father Jonah (Micah) Teller, BA ’11, who was ordained to the priesthood on May 23 in the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The only family member who could be present was Brother Simon (Will) Teller, BA ’13, who is part of the same order and served as a deacon at his brother’s ordination.

    Seeds of Joyous, Powerful Priesthood As an undergraduate at UD, Father Jonah never seriously thought he would become a priest, though he would discuss it with friends. However, looking back he...

  • 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 18, 2020
    In September, the U.S. Air Force awarded the University of Dallas and Cerium Labs a $500,000 STTR Phase II contract to develop a "Silicon Nitride Seal for Thermal Barrier Coating in Gas Turbines for Extended Engine Life.” Affiliate Research Assistant Professor of Physics Will Flanagan, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators on the project. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. UD’s portion of the award is $150,000.

    “This award marks a nice milestone for our collaboration (UD and Cerium) since we’ve now brought in over a million dollars between the two projects,” said Flanagan. “Furthermore, both of...

  • 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 29, 2020
    Debra Ricard, MPM ’20, already had a master’s degree when she decided to enter the master’s program at UD. With a B.A. in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in architecture from the Catholic University of America, Ricard still did not feel she had found her vocation.

    After years of working as a marriage counselor, Ricard felt called to the world of pastoral ministry. In the Archdiocese of Seattle, Ricard was a Christifideles candidate and, as such, had to...

  • Oct 29, 2020
    Nicknamed "Professor Bruce" and known for enchanting generations of students with his classroom stories, Professor of Management Bruce Evans is among the longest serving University of Dallas faculty members.

    After more than half a century of teaching at UD, Evans undoubtedly leaves behind a hallmark of successes that reverberate well beyond his classroom, via former students and colleagues, into the...

  • 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 28, 2020
    The University of Dallas Rome Program has completed a 14-day period of quarantine after a COVID-19 outbreak on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and has completed 85 COVID-19 tests this morning of all students and staff. The results:

    Tests conducted: 78 students, six staff and one guest priest. Of the 26 COVID-positive students reported on Oct. 13, all 26 tested negative and are now recovered. Of the three COVID-positive...

  • Oct 26, 2020
    Joe Gigler, MBA ’80, wouldn’t be the successful business owner and philanthropist he is today without John and Elizabeth “Babe” Hrivnak.

    Gigler was just four years old when his father founded a funeral home outside of Pittsburgh in 1959. Next door, in a small shopping center, the Hrivnaks owned Handi Food Mart, a small grocery...

  • Oct 22, 2020
    When tragedy hit the family of Brent Simon, MTS ’20, he knew he needed to leave the corporate world and reassess his vocation. In preparation for whatever this new vocation would be, Simon decided to build up his theological foundation by pursuing a higher degree in theology.

    Simon started searching for a program and was drawn to UD’s online and in-person format. After beginning classes at UD, he knew that he had made the right decision: The classes taught him both...

  • 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 20, 2020
    “People ask me, ‘Do you wish you had gotten a degree in human resources instead of psychology?’, and my answer is ‘No,’” said Trustee Julie Weber, BA ’91, who took her psychology degree from UD to become the VP and Chief of People at Southwest Airlines.

    After graduating from UD, Weber went on to obtain an M.A. in counseling psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Though she had hopes of becoming a counselor, Weber’s...

  • 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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Oct 17, 2022

Oct. 14, 2022 (Irving, TX) – The University of Dallas (UD) announced the appointment of reference librarian and adjunct French instructor Ron Scrogham as interim dean of libraries and research...

Oct 6, 2022

The University of Dallas will host the 7th annual Catholic Bar Association (CBA) Conference, “Catholic Lawyers: Upholding the Rule of Law,” Oct. 13-15, 2022. "Our members are looking forward to being on the campus of one of our nation’s premier Catholic institutions of higher learning,” said Peter H. Wickersham, CBA president.

Sep 19, 2022

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.

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Oct 17, 2022

Oct. 14, 2022 (Irving, TX) – The University of Dallas (UD) announced the appointment of reference librarian and adjunct French instructor Ron Scrogham as interim dean of libraries and research...

Oct 6, 2022

The University of Dallas will host the 7th annual Catholic Bar Association (CBA) Conference, “Catholic Lawyers: Upholding the Rule of Law,” Oct. 13-15, 2022. "Our members are looking forward to being on the campus of one of our nation’s premier Catholic institutions of higher learning,” said Peter H. Wickersham, CBA president.

Sep 19, 2022

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.

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