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Canadian Archbishop, Catholic Education Advocate to Give UDMC Keynote Address

September 18, 2014
The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, archbishop of the Diocese of Vancouver, will give the keynote address at the eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), which will be held Oct. 23-25 at the Irving Convention Center.

Fund a Faculty Parking Spot for a Day with North Texas Giving Day Gifts

September 18, 2014
Give your favorite faculty member a parking spot of his or her choice for a day by donating $100 to UD during North Texas Giving Day. Simply make the gift via this link and designate your faculty member in the notes box.

Psychology Department Receives National Award for Curricular Rigor

September 16, 2014
At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention Aug. 9, the University of Dallas Psychology Department along with Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill received the 2014 Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (SHP). Each year, SHP recognizes both an institution and an individual associated with that institution for "significant and lasting contributions to humanistic psychology."

D.C. Schindler to Give Annual John Paul II Lecture: Marriage as Natural Sacrament

September 16, 2014
D.C. Schindler, associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, will give the seventh annual John Paul II lecture, "Marriage as a Natural Sacrament," Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium.

Gifts to UD Go Further During North Texas Giving Day, September 18

September 12, 2014
Last year, alumni, parents and friends of UD helped to raise more than $125,000 for the university in 17 hours. Once again, every donation of $25 or more made through NorthTexasGivingDay.org will receive bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Q&A-Focused Professional Viewpoints Aims to Nurture Students' Spirit of Inquiry

September 11, 2014
The first job chemistry major Sarah Jane Semrad, BA '98, landed out of college was testing the crunchiness of Cheetos in a Frito-Lays laboratory. It wasn't obvious at the time that she was beginning a path to a fulfilling career in nonprofit work, but she was.

UD Highest Ranked DFW Institution by US News

September 09, 2014
U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out and the University of Dallas is the highest ranked institution in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Ranked number 13 among 120 institutions categorized as "regional universities" in the West, this year's ranking places the university first in the metroplex, second among Texas' 33 other ranked regional universities and seventh among all Catholic institutions in the West region.

Meet the Class of 2018: Avid Volunteer Took Time Before College to Discern Path

September 04, 2014
When Anissa Nashikkar graduated from high school in 2012, she was very unsure of what she wanted to do. It wasn't that she didn't have any ideas, but rather that she had too many. Faced with indecision, she made the brave and ultimately, for her, wise choice to take some time off before going to college.

New Students Arrive on Campus to Start 2014-15 School Year, Begin College Life

August 29, 2014
Undergraduate classes for the 2014-15 school start Wednesday, Sept. 3, but new students started moving into residence halls Friday, Aug. 29. Among the residence halls housing the Class of 2018 is the newly renovated Gregory Hall, which is an all-female hall starting this fall (it has been traditionally all-male for a number of years).

Business Faculty Receive Quality Matters Certification for Online Course Design

August 26, 2014
Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized faculty peer review organization for online and hybrid course design, has designated three Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business courses with the Quality Matters Certification.

Washington Monthly Magazine: UD among Nation's 'Affordable Elite Colleges'

August 26, 2014
The University of Dallas has been recognized by Washington Monthly as 22nd among the 671 master's institutions ranked by the publication. The Washington, D.C.,-based government magazine's 2014 ranking takes into account universities' contributions to the public good.

Meet the Class of 2018: Archer, Future Veterinarian Will Study Biology

August 25, 2014
Angela Moore has been an archer for two years now. It was always something she wanted to try (which, she emphasizes, was the case prior to "The Hunger Games"), but after moving to Austin from Dallas, there were more opportunities. Only half an hour from her home in Austin, she found a branch of Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), the nationwide program sponsored by USA Archery (the Olympic team).

UD Mathematics Department Number One in Percentage of BAs to Later Earn Ph.D.s

August 21, 2014
In a study that included Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University-College Station, among many others, UD ranked number one.

DFW Airport DART Station Opens; UD 5 Stops Down

August 19, 2014
At about 4 o'clock Monday morning, the first DART Orange Line train rolled into DFW Airport Station, only five stops down from UD's own light rail station. Just in time for the fall semester, the campus now has direct access via public transportation to the DFW International Airport, only a 25-minute ride away.

Meet the Class of 2018: Saxophonist Follows in Parents' Footsteps to School of Ministry

August 18, 2014
Matthew Crews' mother started taking classes from UD's School of Ministry his sophomore year of high school, so when it came time for Crews to look at colleges, she suggested UD. Crews plans to major in pastoral ministry, a relatively new major at UD (it was first offered starting in 2011). While his mother is no longer taking courses from the School of Ministry, now his father is.

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