UD Centers & Institutes
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
The Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization offers a wide range of continuing
education programs for adults interested in in-depth exploration of their faith as
well as deacon formation programs in both English and Spanish. The Neuhoff Institute
also hosts the annual Dallas Ministry Conference, an event attended by thousands of
ordained and lay people from around the world.
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
The St. Ambrose Center for Catholic Liberal Education and Culture exists to extend
the University of Dallas’ core mission—that the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of
virtue are the proper and primary ends of education—to the world at large.
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.
The Institute for Homiletics will offer an array of preaching improvement opportunities
and resources for Catholic clergy.
Partner Centers and Institutions
ACTC is an international, professional, liberal arts organization dedicated to fostering
the use of core texts (world classics and other texts of major cultural significance),
in undergraduate education and the development of required or widely taken core programs
steeped in such texts.
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.
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.
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 Dallas Goethe Center was founded in 1965 to foster an appreciation of German art,
drama, music, language, literature, history, and current affairs, and cultivate the
mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of
the United States of America.
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.