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From University of Dallas undergraduates to benefactors who have provided for the university in their wills, Mike Perkins, BA ’78, and Sharon (Kapavik) Perkins, BA ’79 MA ’89, have a relationship with UD that has evolved over time. 


$250,000 Federal Grant to Support Politics Doctoral Students

"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

Alumnae Unpack Dense Theological Concepts, Aim to Impact Culture

The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.

Braniff Alumnus Joins Classical Education Faculty

Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Jeffrey Lehman, MA '99 PhD '02, will be joining Braniff's Classical Education faculty in the fall. For the past six years, he has taught at Hillsdale College. Dr. Lehman shares with us some of what he has been doing in the years since he left UD and what he hopes to do upon his return.

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2022 McDermott

03.21.22 | 2022 MCDERMOTT LECTURE

Robert Alter, professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will be the featured speaker of UD's 2022 Eugene McDermott Lecture. Alter, who has taught at Berkeley since 1967, will deliver an address on the topic “The Challenge of Translating the Bible."



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