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Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.
In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.
Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.
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.
UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.
More than 500 graduate and undergraduate students, draped in their respective regalia, quickly filled the empty seats on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 19, to participate in UD’s 60th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient featured Emmet T. Flood, BA '78, Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to the President.
The University of Dallas is proud to announce the launch of two new graduate programs in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business: The Master of Science in Cyber Intelligence and the Master of Science in Financial Analytics, which are both accepting applications for the 2019 fall semester.
On March 28, the University of Dallas welcomed Texas Women's Foundation President and CEO Roslyn Dawson Thompson as part of UD's Leaders & Legends program, where she spoke about the importance of gender equity, diversity and inclusion.
"Tonight, we will honor four outstanding and highly deserving recipients for their achievements in their careers and respective communities," said Andy Farley, BA '99, university trustee and president of UD's National Alumni Board, in the welcoming address for the university's 18th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 4, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
The Spring 2019 Women in Business Leadership Panel and Networking Event featured Dallas/Fort Worth's top female leaders and executives. Leaders in their fields joined University of Dallas students, faculty and alumni for lunch and discussion. They shared insights and tips for living both halves of their lives: the work/life integration.
On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.
UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.
As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.
When I first became a manager, my dad told me that my job was to create an environment where people could perform. When I began teaching, my dad told me that my job was to create an environment where people could learn. The parallel advice was striking.
Brandon Cox, MBA '18, first heard about UD in 2013 when he was looking for an MBA program. While searching UD's website he also noticed there was a job opening in the Facilities Department. As both a student and a staff member, Cox was immediately drawn to the family and close-knit community that UD has to offer.
Mariana Zayas, BA '12, began her UD journey as a psychology major, but realized during her Rome semester that there might be other paths for her besides graduate school, which had been her original plan. "I knew I wanted to help people, but not in what capacity," she said. "I didn't know what that looked like."
As an incoming freshman, Abigail Wade, BA '19, thought she might major in one of the sciences and ultimately become a physical therapist; now she's an art major, with a focus in painting. Some things have not changed, however: She is still aiming to represent the U.S. on the archery team in the 2020 Olympics. Also, her love for UD has only grown in her nearly four years here.
Over 90 printmaking artists will be exhibiting their work across six exhibitions in the Haggerty Art Village this March 6 - 9, as part of Texchange, an international printmaking conference held by the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) in North Texas.
UD welcomes Emmet T. Flood, Assistant to the President and Special Counsel to the President, as the 2019 commencement speaker. Emmet T. Flood received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Dallas in 1978.
As UD's first-ever recipient of the George S. Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship, business graduate student Dominique West will receive a $3,000 scholarship to apply toward her final semester at UD. West is graduating with her M.S. in Cybersecurity in May.
UD announced the formation of the St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., known for his clear and careful writing as well as his poise and civility in addressing controversial social issues, has been selected the first fellow.
The Spring 2019 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, January 19 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.
Alumnus Irvin Ashford Jr., MBA '00, was among 33 business school graduates recently honored in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the world's largest business education alliance.
"The scale of the mall is just right for a dragon ... We get reminders of its destructive power, with the necessity of smoothing out the mall from time to time," said Professor of Psychology (and 2018 King Fellow) Robert Kugelmann as he presented his address, "Past and Future at the University of Dallas: The Roadrunner, the Snake, and the Treasure," to his colleagues during the 34th King/Haggar Faculty Award Ceremony.
The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, including Irvin Ashford Jr. MBA '00, Joe Gigler, MBA '80, and Jane Mody, MBA '75
UD's Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce the re-accreditation of its business undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
"The University of Dallas is positioned to reshape graduate business education," said Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry.
In collaboration with the Diocese of Dallas and Irving Independent School District, this year marks the start of a new university-wide reading initiative, UD Reads, at the University of Dallas.
UD's Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce the re-accreditation of its business undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.
In Martin Luther King Jr.'s own time, not everyone loved him, not even all black people; some thought he wasn't vocal enough or that nonviolence was not the most effective means of inspiring change. On Thursday, Jan. 24, WFAA anchor John McCaa, Ph.D., MA '02, explored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy during UD's fourth annual MLK Day Symposium, titled "Politics, Faith, and the Media: An Interview with Dr. John McCaa."
"The University of Dallas is positioned to reshape graduate business education," said Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. Aside from being the business college's chief academic officer since 2016, the information technology veteran is a professor of cybersecurity — and even a "certified ethical hacker."
As he began his ascent up Observation Peak, the only trail-accessible peak of the Sawtooth Range of the Rocky Mountains, alongside his mom, dad and younger siblings in summer 2017, UD freshman John Rabaey could more than sense the coming summits on his horizon.
Two graduate students enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business -- Luis Almanza, MS '18, and Susan Horak, MBA MS '23 -- in addition to alumnus Frederick Infante, MBA '18, were recently awarded scholarships for their entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding leadership during the 36th annual Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Houston.
The Fall Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Wednesday, November 7. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Assisi. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.
The Fall 2018 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 28. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. Following the Greece Trip students set out to explore the rest of Europe on their own during their fall break.
Do you sometimes feel unworthy of your achievements, suspicious that they're the result of mere luck or other people's misevaluation of your competence, rather than something you've rightfully earned? You're not alone. On Oct. 17, some of Dallas/Fort Worth's top female business leaders and executives will share their experience with and tips for fighting these nagging insecurities.
The month of September had the Fall Rome class visiting numerous sites in Rome such as Santa Maria Maggiore, the Roman Forum and Colosseum as well as touring Southern Italy on their first class overnight trip.
Fall 2018 Rome Scavenger hunt winners received a forno dinner cooked by the Rome Student Affairs staff, a very coveted prize for this fall Rome class.
The Fall 2018 Rome class arrived in Italy on Saturday, August 25 to begin four months of traveling, studying, and reveling in all that Europe, Italy and Rome has to offer. They wasted no time jumping right in with site tours, mass at St. Peter's and loads of traditional Italian cenas.
Beginning this fall semester, second-year Master of Science in Cybersecurity and MBA students with a cyber concentration enrolled in the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business can apply for the George S. Sturgeon Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund for Women. The scholarship strengthens the university's reputation as a leader in cybersecurity education.
The University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the India Association of North Texas (IANT). The new partnership aims to further the Gupta College of Business' mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties, serving a range of industries.
In an age when differences often lead to divisiveness Associate Professor of Management Richard Peregoy, D.P.S., uses his research on mindfulness and spirituality to build bridges across cultures, religions and political orientations.
In the summer of 2017, Professor of Global Business Ruth May engaged in a conversation triggered by a truth upon which she had stumbled, one that kept nagging at her because no one else seemed to be acknowledging it. Finally, she realized that she would have to be the one to bring it to light.
This year's spring commencement ceremony had some new graduates in attendance: six doctor of business administration (DBA) students from the Gupta College of Business.
On an exam that's known as one of the most difficult professional certification exams, Candice Vermeulen, BA '13 M.S. '15, outshines the field.
The Spring 2018 Women in Business Leadership panel at the University of Dallas focused on helping its students successfully make the transition from classroom to career.
The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business has announced the appointment of Sri Beldona, Ph.D. to associate dean for academic affairs.
Over 60 years ago, Robert G. Lynch, the founding dean of the University of Dallas' college of business, then called the Graduate School of Management, set in motion plans for a vision of a business school driven to create leaders for all areas of society -- the sciences, arts, corporations and not-for-profits alike.
Five Gupta College of Business faculty members were honored at UD's 33rd King/Haggar Haggerty Faculty Awards Ceremony.
Ryan Cole and a team of MBA students in the Capstone Consulting program worked with Honor Courage Commitment, a North Texas organization that provides education and resources to train veterans to become entrepreneurs and business owners.
What is the imagination? This great question has been wrestled with in a myriad ways throughout the Western intellectual tradition, whether it be by philosophers, poets, political theorists or psychologists. In the upcoming annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts (Jan. 26-27), the students and faculty of Braniff Graduate School will enter into this dialogue, discussing the role and function of the imagination from a whole host of perspectives and disciplines across the liberal arts.
This fall, three Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students successfully defended their dissertations to become the first DBA graduates from the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas.
Central to the University of Dallas's collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco is one alumnus, Mohammed Aouam, whose commitment to his home country has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the university and its current and future students.
"My story begins in Bombay. I was 20 years old when I left India to attend Stanford University," explains now chairman, CEO and president of State Bank of Texas, Chan Patel. He goes on to explain to a room of University of Dallas students and alumni that he came to the U.S. with only $600 in his possession.
University of Dallas student Jasmine Adams recently won the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City for her invention, Smudgies, a fabric makeup removing cloth designed to wipe away unwanted makeup without any added water or cleanser.
The University of Dallas hosted its first-ever Women in Business Leadership panel and networking event, bringing together some of the area's top corporate women leaders to share their experiences with UD students and alumni.
This month, in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Dallas hosted the Fall Cyber Forum to help UD students and alumni stay up-to-date on the topics most relevant to the field of cybersecurity.
Sharon S. Hernández's passion for science has helped her to excel in her current role as a marketing performance strategist at Dex Media.
UD's Capstone Consulting team helped the Town of Greenwood re-brand their community by gathering and analyzing input on a new logo design.
Research by J.Lee Whittington, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Dallas provides a solution-oriented guide for leaders and managers to increase employee engagement within their organizations.
As a sports agent for Team Sports Agency, Daniel Frid, MBA '15, is dedicated to helping his clients -- professional football players -- achieve their dreams.
Gupta College of Business faculty members Richard Miller, DBA, and Rosemary Maellaro, Ph.D., were recently awarded the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for their research article "Getting to the Root of the Problem in Experiential Learning: Using Problem Solving and Collective Reflection to Improve Learning Outcomes."
The University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and Prospanica -- The Association of Hispanic Professionals.
A generous gift from alumnus Randy Paulson, MBA '81, and his wife Judy will support the addition of new technology, including a Bloomberg Terminal in the newly named Paulson Financial Markets Lab.
The University of Dallas Gupta College of Business has received national recognition for several rankings and awards, including designations for top MBA, DBA and online masters programs.
Three Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business students were awarded with $15,000 scholarships--more than any university in Texas.
NCH and the University of Dallas designed an executive education training seminar that covered seven key aspects of using social selling as a means to increase leads.
Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman Company, the world's largest brand experience company, guest-lectured in Munoz's business-to-business marketing class.
The University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the one of the nation's premier air carriers, Southwest Airlines.
The University of Dallas has announced a partnership between the Gupta College of Business and the global leader in industrial, commercial and institutional maintenance products, NCH Corporation.
The University of Dallas has announced a partnership between the Gupta College of Business and one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies, Brinker International Inc.
David Gordon, Ph.D, 78, a former University of Dallas professor, passed away on April 30, 2017. For 40 years, from 1968 to 2008, Gordon was a professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught operations management and directed the industrial management and engineering management programs.
University of Dallas Trustee Julie Weber, BA '91, vice president of People for Southwest Airlines, will address the graduate students of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business during their spring commencement ceremony.
The Executives in Residence program aims to connect University of Dallas students with an executive mentor to help them navigate the transition from student to employee. Mentors help educate students about the types of industries and jobs available, provide practical wisdom, practice interviewing skills, and even celebrate job offers together.
Alumna Kristen Pressner, MBA '99, took a leap of faith by publicly admitted that she had an unconscious bias toward women leaders, despite being a woman leader herself.
Why poetry? Can it truly change the world? As panelists of the upcoming University of Dallas Poetry Symposium argue, poetry enlightens and enriches our lives, awaking an imaginative response to the world.
The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business' MBA program has earned a No. 13 spot on Top Management Degrees' list of the "Top 25 MBA Programs in Texas 2017."
Three University of Dallas undergraduate students took home top marks from the FIU Global Bilingual Sales Competition (GBSC) in Miami, Florida. The UD team was led by Gupta College of Business Associate Professor Laura Munoz.
The University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and one of the world's largest grocery retailers, Kroger. The new partnership aims to further the Gupta College of Business' mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties, serving a range of industries.
Alumna Kelly Jones, MBA '15, recently returned to her home in Atlanta, after getting the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience professional sport's biggest spectacle from right inside NRG Stadium at this year's Super Bowl in Houston, Texas.
The University of Dallas announced new cybersecurity advisory council members for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.
The University of Dallas has announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and multifamily real estate firm Avesta. The new partnership will further enable the college to advance its mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties and to serve a range of industries.
Financial services firm Fidelity Investments hosted Gupta College of Business students for a networking event at their Westlake campus.
Something magical is happening on campus at the University of Dallas. Rumors of a professional magician who can read minds, make cards fly and reconstruct objects with the swipe of a palm are being floated around campus.
The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business honored six alumni during its annual Dean's Reception Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, awarding them the first Gupta College of Business Tower Awards. Recipients of the new recognition included: Jose Roberto Ruiz Jr., Edward "Ed" Hardy, Neal J. Robinson, Benaye Rogers, Russ Stansell and Bryan Loewen.
Jennifer Boyanovsky, MBA '03, began her marketing career making cold calls. "I was literally doing door-to-door sales," she explained. The skills she developed have remained with her throughout her career.
The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business has announced the appointment of Sheila Howard to assistant dean for undergraduate business programs.
Today, the University of Dallas announced a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the professional business organization, National Black MBA Association of Dallas (NBMBAA).
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) students in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, however, are learning to define innovation very differently. Ericsson Inc. Sales Director Sergio Robledo, DBA '17, described innovation as going "beyond creativity; it is a structured way of developing organizations. Innovation doesn't have to come on a grand scale. It needs to be implemented at every level."
Emmanuel Dalavai, DBA '17, traveled to Paris, France to present his research at the International Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS) Conference.
The University of Dallas has announced a partnership between Educational and Cultural Interactions, Inc allowing them to offer a language proficiency exam alternative for international graduate candidates.
Cybersecurity program recognized as one of the nation's best.
Graduate business students present their original business concepts to Dallas executives.
Jennifer Chandler, MBA '04, discusses how she became a recognized leader in the finance industry.
Blake Frank, Ph.D., discusses his research for The National Association of Convenience Stores/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council.
Gail Warrior, MBA '99, was one of four recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medal for Entrepreneurship in recognition for her service to the Dallas community.