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  • 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...

  • Oct 14, 2020
    Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

    The faculty have remained an important part of Gonzales’ journey at UD. In fact, for Gonzales, the best part of UD’s Master of Fine Arts program is the faculty. “The faculty are deeply...

  • Oct 12, 2020
    “From our conversations with the Clarks, who have shared many wonderful memories, Stacey and I feel like we knew Zach,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, as he thanked Trustee J. Barry Clark and his wife, Kathy, at the ceremony honoring their most recent gift to the university in memory of their son Zach. Zach Clark was a member of UD’s Class of 2016 who died tragically in a car accident the summer before his senior year.

    The Clarks have endowed the Father Robert E. Maguire, O. Cist., Faculty Excellence Fund for English, to support faculty excellence in the English Department and honor English professor Father...

  • Oct 9, 2020
    Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, BA '67, passed away on Oct. 2, 2020. Sister Bole dedicated her life to Catholic education, serving in administrative roles at UD and a variety of area Catholic schools.

    Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, BA '67, passed away on Oct. 2, 2020. Sister Bole dedicated her life to Catholic education, serving in administrative roles at UD...

  • Oct 6, 2020
    Andrea (Jauregui) De La Torre, BA ’14, never expected to become a baby sleep consultant; in fact, until she became a mother to a baby who wouldn’t sleep, she didn’t even know such a career existed. An English and education major at UD, she had always wanted to be a teacher. After graduating, she taught kindergarten for one year and second grade for another. She met her then-future husband, Joe De La Torre, BA ’11, during her interview for these teaching positions at Uplift Education, where he taught third grade.

    When the couple’s first baby was born, De La Torre opted to become a stay-at-home mom. She felt called to this vocation, but she also missed the mental stimulation that teaching had provided....

  • Oct 2, 2020
    The University of Dallas is proud to announce a new partnership with the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), a national network of Catholic college-preparatory high schools. As a Cristo Rey University Partner, UD will actively share Cristo Rey’s goal of supporting outstanding postsecondary outcomes for highly motivated, well-prepared Cristo Rey alumni, and helping to advance the Cristo Rey mission of “transforming urban America one student at a time.”

    IRVING, Texas (10/02/2020) — The University of Dallas is proud to announce a new partnership with the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), a national network of Catholic college-preparatory high schools....

  • Oct 1, 2020
    Less than a week after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, commentators on both the right and the left agree on three facts: She’s a committed Catholic; a devoted wife and working mother of seven; and an accomplished jurist cut from the cloth of her former boss and mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Less than a week since President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, commentators on both the right and the left agree...

  • Sep 25, 2020
    Trustee Megan Smith, D.O., BA ’02 MBA ’18, was thinking primarily of future generations of Romers when she decided to create an endowed scholarship for current UD students who need financial assistance to participate in the Rome Program. Smith did so with a blended gift — a cash commitment now and a generous deferred gift included in her estate plans.

    Trustee Megan Smith, D.O., BA ’02 MBA ’18, was thinking primarily of future generations of Romers when she decided to create an endowed scholarship for current UD students who need financial...

  • Sep 23, 2020
    UWindsor's OSB is the first Canadian university to partner with the University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, designated a national center of academic excellence in cyber defence education by the National Security Agency (NSA), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    A new partnership with the University of Dallas will provide MBA and Master of Management graduates of the Odette School of Business (OSB) at the University of Windsor an opportunity to gain...

  • Sep 18, 2020
    After calculating totals from yesterday's North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), the University of Dallas will retain its unofficial title as the most generous university in North Texas. UD ranked first among all colleges and universities, and sixth among nearly 400 schools, for both total funds raised and number of gifts received, thanks to the generosity of our community.

    After calculating totals from yesterday's North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), the University of Dallas will retain its unofficial title as the most generous university in North Texas. UD ranked first...

  • Sep 15, 2020
    U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ Advanced UD with Marks of Excellence

    The University of Dallas ranked No. 6 — advancing for the second straight year — in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges," published September 14. Reinforcing its...

  • Sep 11, 2020

    A scholarship, whether established in your own name or in honor or memory of a loved one, a professor, a saint or someone else who had a deep impact on your life, is always a means of making a...

  • Aug 31, 2020

    As our students begin another academic year both in Irving and in Rome, we are reminded of the generosity of our UD community. During these days of uncertainty, economic hardship and social...

  • Aug 29, 2020

    By Aspen Daniels Smith, BA '19 On a cloudless day during spring break, 18-year-old Eileen Gregory, BA ’68, was out exploring the newly paved Northgate Drive with a friend. The girls biked past...

  • Aug 28, 2020

    The University of Dallas welcomes 15 new faculty members this 2020-21 academic year. Their knowledge and insights will further enrich student learning in many disciplines, including art, biology,...

  • Aug 28, 2020
    A Presidential Conversation with Robert P. George and Yuval Levin

    University of Dallas President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, has released the fourth interview discussion — titled “E Pluribus Unum: Is American Unity Still Possible? If So,...

  • Aug 27, 2020
    New Constantin Scholars Complete Bridge to First Fall Semester at UD

    “What kind of story have you fallen into?” asked President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, as he welcomed the university’s first 12-member freshman cohort at the inaugural First...

  • Aug 26, 2020

    Just as final exams were coming to a close for the spring 2020 semester, Eileen Rauh, BA ’21, Alex Ralles Martinez, BA ’21, Maureen Shumay, BA ’21, and Catherine Thelen, BA ’21, began...

  • Aug 19, 2020

    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies Yuval Levin announced the inauguration of a new lecture series, titled "E Pluribus Unum: Sources of our Unity." The series is a program of the Robert P....

  • Aug 17, 2020
    Interning in a Pandemic

    Politics major BeLynn Hollers, BA '21, participated in site briefings at the White House, the Department of State, the British Embassy and the Hong Kong Economic Office this summer -- albeit virtually. In her internship with the nonprofit...

  • Aug 14, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Biology Inimary Toby, Ph.D., has spent her summer fighting for the end of COVID-19 by volunteering with the National Scientist Volunteer Database (NSVD) as the Texas State Coordinator and by conducting lab research of the virus...

  • Aug 12, 2020

    In a mountain range in Italy, Sophia Andaloro, BS '19, investigates dark matter. One of the 2019 Cardinal Spellman recipients at UD, Andaloro received both the 2020 NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Department of Energy National...

  • Aug 6, 2020

    According to a team of University of Dallas juniors, there's an optimal water-to-sand ratio, roughly 6%, along with a borrowed methodology that's endured the test of time dating back to the relics of the Old Kingdom. The students' research, titled "The...

  • Aug 5, 2020
    Gupta Hall of Famer Earns Praise for Business Excellence

    Savoy, the leading African American business and lifestyle magazine, recently dubbed University of Dallas alumnus and Gupta College of Business Hall of Fame recipient Irvin Ashford Jr., MBA '00, among its 2020 list of elite Black executives.

  • Aug 3, 2020
    University’s Virtual Lecture Series Fosters Unity

    Nearly all businesses are affected gravely in many circumstances by today's unsettled economic environment. The anxiety is compounded by uncertainty: How long will the crisis last, and what will business look like on the other side of recovery...

  • Aug 3, 2020

    The University of Dallas has announced a new assistant vice president for marketing and communications. Clare Venegas, who has over 20 years of executive management and strategic communications experience in the private, public and...

  • Jul 31, 2020

    Associate Professor of English Greg Roper, Ph.D., BA '84, and Associate Professor of English Andrew Moran, BA '91 PhD '04, have co-edited a book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rome Program and the 25th anniversary of the Eugene...

  • Jul 20, 2020

    After UD's Irving campus shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Personal Career Development recognized that many current students had either lost summer internships or had not been able to secure internships. They proposed to the university administration that UD launch a program to help those students by funding internships at nonprofit organizations whose missions and values aligned with UD's.

  • Jul 15, 2020

    The University of Dallas has announced a new general counsel, Heather A. Lachenauer, and chief financial officer, Robert Watling. Both of these roles are filling positions left vacant by Lachenauer and Watling's predecessors.

  • Jul 10, 2020

    Chair and Associate Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

  • Jul 2, 2020

    From the time he was in fourth grade, Bishop Francis Malone, BA '74 MA '77 MDiv '77, knew he was going to be a priest. As he was serving Mass in his home parish, Malone heard God's call, loud and clear.

  • Jul 2, 2020

    During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing...

  • Jun 26, 2020

    While students mourned the sudden switch to online schooling and the abrupt end of in-person gatherings with classmates and friends, the online portion of the semester also led to surprising creativity.

  • Jun 25, 2020
    Former Mathematics Chairman Champions Student Experience

    University of Dallas President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, announced the appointment of David Andrews, Ph.D., BS '90, former associate dean, longtime assistant professor of mathematics and department chairman, as interim dean of the university's Constantin College of Liberal Arts.

  • Jun 24, 2020

    The University of Dallas announced today a successful close to the 2019-20 fiscal year, which ended May 31. Total cash gifts received in the 2019-20 fiscal year totaled nearly $4.9 million. This figure represents a 24% increase in received revenue as compared to the 2018-19 fiscal year.

  • Jun 22, 2020

    For the first time, the complete edited works of Thomas More are available in contemporary English through one book and one website. Between the recently published book "The Essential Works of Thomas More," co-edited by Professor of English Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen Smith, Ph.D. '01, and essentialmore.org, the project comprises the most complete collection of the works written by the English man of letters Thomas...

  • Jun 17, 2020
    Q&A with Assistant Professor of Education Carmen Newstreet, Ph.D.

    Leaving e-learning support sessions during the extended spring break, I observed many of our most senior and revered full professors making their way to the next one. Faced with a task they surely never considered probable, they willingly did what they...

  • Jun 16, 2020

    Luisa Velasco, BA '22, who became the ninth UD student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship this spring, especially enjoys the problem-solving aspect of research.

  • May 6, 2020
    Statement of President Thomas S. Hibbs on Fall 2020 Semester

    We are prepared to adapt instructional and residential models to protect the safety and health of our entire community. I look forward to seeing UD students on campus in a few short months.

  • May 4, 2020

    Amandhi Mathews, BS '20, has not been home in two years. Home is Sri Lanka, and it is too far and too expensive to make the trip frequently, so she spent last summer conducting research at Harvard University. Then, a day before she found out she wouldn't be able to return to UD's Irving campus after spring break (which she was spending with a friend's family in Arizona), her country closed its airports.

  • Apr 22, 2020

    At the 2016 Irving’s Got Talent Show in February at the Irving Arts Center, UD parents and alumni celebrated a win: a band of this year’s winners included five children whose parents are...

  • Apr 19, 2020

    Earlier today, I was informed that a University of Dallas faculty member has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Apr 9, 2020

    "On Thursday, February 6, I arrived in Geneva, worn out from four days of classes, three bus rides, and a rocky EasyJet flight, expecting to have cell service. I didn't have cell service. Luckily, I did have the name of my destination -- CERN, the international European particle physics laboratory -- and a brief note explaining my situation to the French guards," writes John Rabaey, BS '22.

  • Apr 6, 2020

    In the current COVID-19 crisis, the love of Danny Fitzpatrick, BA '13, for Italy, appreciation for his time there, and a creative collaboration with sculptor Tim Schmalz have led to a specific way of rendering aid to the country beloved by so many UD alumni and one-time Romers.

  • Apr 3, 2020

    Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources...

  • Mar 27, 2020

    In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.

  • Mar 25, 2020

    Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation.

  • Mar 20, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Human and Social Sciences Carla Pezzia, Ph.D., and Associate Professor and Chair of Economics Tammy Leonard, Ph.D., have received a federal grant for $250,000 to support their research on food insecurity among the senior...

  • Mar 16, 2020

    This spring, 22 University of Dallas psychology students were accepted to present at the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) Conference. Hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington, the conference was originally scheduled...

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