Braniff News 2016
Many graduate students write poetry. Many more study foreign languages abroad while working, for example, on organic farms in their host country. Not every student does both. Learn more about graduate student Rhett Forman's Braniff experience.
The customs and traditions which surround our Christian feast in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ are drawn from many sources throughout history, be they pagan, classical, Christian, or otherwise. Professors Asso, Esposito and Jodziewicz weigh in on the roots of the holiday we now celebrate.
"It is with great pleasure that I officially welcome -- on behalf of the entire UD community -- the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns as the new bishop of the Diocese of Dallas..."
Shakespeare enthusiasts, teachers, writers, speakers, students, and the general public enjoyed an exciting and intriguing exploration of Shakespeare's art at last week's Second Biennial Shakespeare Conference, where Ralph Alan Cohen, Ph.D., presented the keynote address,"Shakespeare's Language - As We Like It."
Dedicated to helping bring his country out of civil unrest, Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil in northern Iraq, made a recent trip to the United States to receive his 2016 Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award in New York while raising funds for and awareness of the humanitarian crisis currently plaguing Iraqi Christians in his homeland.
The annual Braniff Salons have focused upon important classical works in the Western tradition such as those by Shakespeare and Aeschylus. This November, the Braniff Salon will consider a topic that is a point of departure from this tradition: the social teaching of the Catholic Church.
The 18th Annual Landregan Lecture's panel discussion will be based on the best-selling book In the Company of the Poor, which bears witness to the impact that theology can have outside the church.
It took root in a community of friends and neighbors, people who learned from and studied with each other, with the University of Dallas as their common bond. Before its official beginning, what would become St. Francis Montessori consisted of a room in the home of Associate Professor of Theology Christopher Malloy and his family.
How can fact meet theory? How does one find the truth in the classroom? Psychology student Lacy de la Garza , who hopes to pursue a career in counseling upon graduation, has found an answer in her studies at the Braniff Graduate School: through the art of listening.
Amy Fisher-Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, is currently wrapping up work on one research project on the "Deadly Medicine" exhibit while laying the groundwork for another on de-radicalization.
UD gained nearly 300 more alumni over the weekend. John L. Allen, Jr., Vatican analyst for CNN, delivered commencement address: "Go forth and conquer."
Richard Dougherty, Ph.D., recently began a visiting professorship at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Braniff Graduate school, we look back on the remarkable achievements of the University of Dallas' many distinguished alumni.
"Mother, writer, social commentator, advocate, columnist, educator, cultural conservationist, poet, artist, former diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire, certified homeland protection professional (CHPP), doctoral candidate in public policy administration," Mutryce Williams, MA '05, described herself. "Evidence that a UD education prepares one not for a given occupation but for life."
Featuring over 50 original works, Marc Chagall: Intersecting Tradition is a series of hand water colored etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament. As a modern, Jewish artist, Chagall developed a unique visual vocabulary that synthesized elements from diverse cultural and artistic traditions.
Professor Sweeney is an expert on medieval philosophy, with an emphasis on the thought of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. She has written three books and about thirty articles on medieval philosophers, especially St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas.
For the 31st year, outstanding faculty members were recognized at the 2016 King/Haggar Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 18, the University of Dallas Politics Department hosted its annual Constitution Day celebration in upstairs Haggar.
The "On the Middle Class" Academic Conference takes place right before a presidential election in the United States. This is no mere coincidence, as this moment in our shared history spurs the search for answers about many of life's most pressing questions -- economic or otherwise.
After triple-majoring as an undergraduate and interning in the Macedonian Parliament, it was no surprise that Esther Moon was restless at her desk job. What did surprise her was that her next odyssey brought her to the Institute of Philosophic Studies.
This summer has marked the beginning of the Classical Education Graduate Program, an innovative 36-credit-hour graduate degree which offers an opportunity for teachers, headmasters and others to engage in the ethos of classical education as they hone their teaching expertise.
During a dedication ceremony just outside the library's entrance the University of Dallas officially renamed its library, now known as the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library.
In 1985, more than twenty years after the death of C. S. Lewis, an unknown manuscript was published, raising many questions. Charlie W. Starr, Ph.D., MA '90, explores these questions and reaches a conclusion that disproves much of what Lewis scholars have held to be true.
Bob Kelly entered into the Braniff Graduate School and graduated with a Ph.D. in Literature. What he didn't know was that he also graduated with an education that would enable him to become a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft.
This soul-stirring collection of more than one hundred poems awakens readers to the beauty and humor in the broken, imperfect striving of the saints for holiness. "St. Peter's B-list" edited by Mary Ann (Buddenberg) Miller, BA '85 MA '90, is a collection of contemporary poetry about the saints, including "St. Peter's Square 1979" by Alan Berecka, BA '91.
With this spring's Braniff Salon on the horizon, Professor Mike Terranova, Ph.D., B.A. '85, M.A. '93, reflects on his experience organizing last year's event and shares his hopes for this year's.