Centers & Projects
The University of Dallas is associated with a number of centers and projects that
are devoted to a deeper exploration of topics closely connected with the University's
Their mission is to promote natural law public philosophy rooted in the principles
of the American Founding – one that pursues freedom and prosperity, grounded on the
moral integrity of the culture and of our social and political institutions.
A forum for serious and informed discussion of the common good which brings to bear
upon this discussion the insight and wisdom of the Christian intellectual tradition.
To promote the study of Thomas More, especially his understanding of liberty, statesmanship,
and the need for educated and virtuous citizens.
An ambitious long-term project to build a library of medieval Latin texts, with English
translations, from the period roughly between 500 and 1500, which will represent the
whole breadth and variety of medieval civilization.
The Donald and Louise Cowan Archive houses, contextualizes and presents texts and
information pertaining to the writings, thought and teachings of Donald A. and Louise
A nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering an understanding of contemporary social-political
issues informed by the perennial wisdom of Western philosophy and the intellectual
heritage of Christian social teaching.
Professor Richard Owsley founded the North Texas Heidegger Symposium in 1980, and
hosted it for over twenty years.
The Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Program seeks to enrich the lives of Catholics
by providing an intellectual formation that encompasses the breadth and depth of human
culture. It explores the history, traditions, and works that have shaped the Catholic
inheritance, resulting in a deeply Christian portrait of the human person.