Centers

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 mission.

American Public Philosophy Institute

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.

Center for Christianity and the Common Good 

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.

Center for Thomas More Studies

To promote the study of Thomas More, especially his understanding of liberty,  statesmanship, and the need for educated and virtuous citizens.

Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations

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.

Donald and Louise Cowan Center

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 Cowan.

Leo XIII Center for Philosophy and Social Issues

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.

North Texas Heidegger Symposium

Professor Richard Owsley founded the North Texas Heidegger Symposium in 1980, and hosted it for over twenty years.

Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture

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.

News

Emergency Relief Fund Renders Fast Aid to Students in Need

Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.

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Words of Wisdom, Advice Bolster Educators Now Teaching from Afar

In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.

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Help Us Help UD Students Affected by COVID-19

Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation.

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