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  • Feb 22, 2021
    It is no surprise that the University of Dallas, chartered by religious women, has had over 50 alumnae who have said “yes” to the call to religious life. In 1952, The Superior of the Western Province of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Mother Theresa Weber, declared, "We need a Catholic co-educational college in this area!" On May 25, 1955, the Sisters officially received the charter for the University of Dallas. UD's first trustees were all religious women: Mother Theresa Weber, Sister Mildred Manning, Sister Mary Frances Connaughton, Sister Mary Byron, Sister Myrtl Owens and Sister Elizabeth Johnston.

    This beginning set a precedent: that UD is home to women with a religious vocation. Our religious alumnae and Dominican professors have shared their discernment stories and the role UD played in...

  • Feb 22, 2021
    It is no surprise that the University of Dallas, chartered by religious women, has had over 50 alumnae who have said “yes” to the call to religious life. In 1952, The Superior of the Western Province of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Mother Theresa Weber, declared, "We need a Catholic co-educational college in this area!" On May 25, 1955, the Sisters officially received the charter for the University of Dallas. UD's first trustees were all religious women: Mother Theresa Weber, Sister Mildred Manning, Sister Mary Frances Connaughton, Sister Mary Byron, Sister Myrtl Owens and Sister Elizabeth Johnston.

    This beginning set a precedent: that UD is home to women with a religious vocation. Our religious alumnae and Dominican professors have shared their discernment stories and the role UD played in...

  • Feb 22, 2021
    Julie and Erick Pecha consider themselves a new, different kind of UD legacy. While not alumni themselves, they are the parents of four alumni — Brennan Pecha, BS ’11, Camille (Pecha) Kennedy, BA ’13 MA ’15, Luke Pecha, BS ’15, and Gabe Pecha, BS ’17; a current student, Josephine Pecha, BA ’21; and a future student, Katerina Pecha, BA ’25.

    Further, the Pecha parents are alumni of the St. Ignatius Institute (SII) at the University of San Francisco, which was, when they attended, very similar to UD, with a liberal arts curriculum...

  • Feb 17, 2021
    The University of Dallas announced the appointment of Kris Muñoz Vetter as chief advancement officer and Clare Venegas as chief marketing and communications officer.

    The University of Dallas announced the appointment of Kris Muñoz Vetter as chief advancement officer and Clare Venegas as chief marketing and communications officer.

  • Feb 17, 2021
    The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce that alumnus Satish Gupta, MBA '81, was named a “2021 Influential Leader” by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the world's largest business education alliance.

    The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce that alumnus Satish Gupta, MBA '81, was named a “2021 Influential Leader” by the Association to Advance...

  • Feb 16, 2021
    Mike Wehrle, D.D.S., BA’ 85, along with classmates Bill Schofield and Jennifer (Coyle) Byrne (both also BA ’85), recently stepped forward to launch the Class of 1985 Endowed Scholarship in hopes of inspiring both their classmates and current and future alumni to invest in the outstanding value of a UD education.

    Mike Wehrle, D.D.S., BA’ 85, along with classmates Bill Schofield and Jennifer (Coyle) Byrne (both also BA ’85), recently stepped forward to launch the Class of 1985 Endowed Scholarship in hopes of inspiring both their classmates and current and future alumni to invest in the outstanding value of a UD education.

  • Feb 11, 2021
    La Universidad de Dallas se ha asociado con dos parroquias en el área: San Francisco de Asís en Frisco y Nuestra Señora de Lourdes en Dallas, para ofrecer su Programa de Certificado en Ministerio Pastoral (CPM) en español, con la finalidad servir a la comunidad de habla hispana en el área de Dallas.

    El CPM está diseñado con la finalidad de formar, educar y preparar a los adultos que sirven en sus parroquias, escuelas y otras organizaciones católicas como discípulos de Cristo. Los estudiantes eligen cursos en las áreas de teología, moral, ministerio pastoral, evangelización, matrimonio y vida familiar, entre otros.

  • Feb 11, 2021
    Hosted by UD’s Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business, this year’s MLK Symposium on Jan. 26 addressed “Bringing Change Through Social Justice” and featured Abby Knowles of Verizon.

    As VP of Verizon’s West Network Assurance, Knowles oversees operations west of the Mississippi, using her 23 years of experience as a Verizon engineer and leader to guide her team in rapidly...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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