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Latin in Rome Naples Trip

The Latin in Rome group began their journey along the Amalfi coast to the Bay of Naples to visit such ancient sites as Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii and Cumae.

Shakespeare in Italy Venice and Padua Trip

The Shakespeare in Italy group continued their study of the great playwright by taking a short trip to Venice and Padua where they performed acts from The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice where they would have taken place.

Latin in Rome First Week in Rome

Our Latin in Rome group had a week full of walking tours taking them to St. Peter's, the Pantheon, the Forum and the Aventine and Palatine hills. They also took a day trip to Cerveteri, Tarquinia and Santa Severa.

Shakespeare in Italy First Week in Rome

The Shakespeare in Italy program wasted no time in getting acquainted with Rome visiting the Circus Maximus, Forum, Colosseum, Piazza Navona and several churches during their first week in the city.

Looking Back at the Photo Reel: President Hibbs' First Day in Office

July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.

Alumna, Family Endow Chemistry Scholarship, Honor Retired Provost

On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.

The Distinctive Look of UD

I was always puzzled by the look of UD until one afternoon several years ago. While hiking through the woods above the seminary with my family, I happened upon something extraordinary: jutting out of the ground was the corner of a rock painted with exquisite patterns.

University of Dallas Names New Dean of Students

UD is pleased to announce that Julia Carrano, J.D., BA '02, will return to her alma mater on July 15 as the university's new dean of students. In this role, she will lead the Office of Student Affairs in its mission "to cultivate an authentic Catholic community that holistically develops students for leadership and service to the world."

Longtime Chemistry Professor Bids Farewell

During his 40-year tenure, William “Bill” Hendrickson, Ph.D., most notably instructed the university's Organic Chemistry course sequence, teaching students the study of the organic molecular compounds found in all living things. The now retired UD chemistry professor already has his next adventure planned for this coming September: Yellowstone.

Alumni Reimagine Education for Boys

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.

Crowley Trio: An Evening of Beauty

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.

Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

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.

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.

University of Dallas Names New Vice President for Advancement

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.

Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Class of 2019 Commences Post-College Journey

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.

Gupta College of Business to Launch New Analytics-Focused M.S. Programs

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.

Leaders and Legends

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.

National Alumni Board Honors 2019 Distinguished Alumni

"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.

Women In Business Leadership: Integrating Work and Family

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.

Parents Support University in Late Daughter's Memory

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 in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

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.

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

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.

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

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.

Your Job As a Leader: 9 Ways to Create an Environment of Growth

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.

Cor Story: From the NFL to Team Facilities

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.

Cor Story: Business Alumna Finds Passion in Human Resources

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."

Cor Story: Senior Art Major Seeks Qualification for 2020 Olympics

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.

2019 SGCC Comes to UD

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.

Emmet Flood to Speak at 2019 Commencement

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.

UD Awards First-Ever Sturgeon Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

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 Establishes St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought

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.

Spring 2019 Romers Arrive

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.

UD Honors Esteemed Faculty for Excellence in Teaching

"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.

2019 Gupta Hall of Fame Inductees

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

Gupta College of Business Earns Re-Accreditation

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).

Local News Anchor, Alumnus Discusses MLK's Legacy of Ideas

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."

Dallas 500 Names Dean Brett J. L. Landry

"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."

Meet the Class of 2022: Eagle Scout Pines for Adventure

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.

UD Graduates Awarded Competitive Scholarships at Texas Business Hall of Fame

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.

Fall 2018 Northern Italy Trip

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.

Fall 2018 Greece Trip and Fall Break

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.

Top DFW Female Executives to Discuss Imposter Syndrome

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.

Fall 2018 Southern Italy Trip and Site Visits

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.

Rome Forno Dinner

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.

Fall 2018 Romers Arrive

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.

University of Dallas Creates Cyber Scholarship for Women

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.

Courageous Conversations

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.

Commencement

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.

Alumna's CPA Score is Tops in Texas

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.

Women in Business

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.

Gupta College of Business Welcomes Six New Adjunct Instructors

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.

A Habit of Service

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?

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.

UD's First Doctor of Business Administration Graduates

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.

Kingdom of Morocco Collaboration

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.

From Bombay to Banking

"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.

Freshman Wins National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

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.

Women in Business Leadership Event

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.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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.

The Science of Marketing

Sharon S. Hernández's passion for science has helped her to excel in her current role as a marketing performance strategist at Dex Media.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

As a sports agent for Team Sports Agency, Daniel Frid, MBA '15, is dedicated to helping his clients -- professional football players -- achieve their dreams.

Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award

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 Randy & Judy Paulson Financial Markets Lab

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.

Connecting Companies and Classrooms

Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman Company, the world's largest brand experience company, guest-lectured in Munoz's business-to-business marketing class.

In Memoriam: David Gordon

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 College of Business Commencement

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.

Investing in the Next Generation

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.

FLIP IT TO TEST IT

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.

Can Poetry Save the World?

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.

MBA Program Ranked Among Texas' Best

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."

UD STUDENTS EXCEL AT NATIONAL COMPETITION

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.

University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Kroger

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.

University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Avesta

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.

University of Dallas Honors Six Accomplished Business Alumni

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.