Ackerman Chronicle

May 13, 2020 | Special Issue

Dear Friends,

As we finish the spring semester, I am proud of how the UT Dallas community has come together and responded to the rapidly changing world in which we found ourselves in March. While we were certainly faced with many challenges, we also discovered new opportunities.


We succeeded in moving our teaching from the classroom to an online format and transitioned from in-person events to virtual ones, which allowed us to reach beyond the Metroplex to global audiences. I want to thank our friends for their continued support, but I also want to welcome our new friends who are now able to join us because of our new virtual platform.


UT Dallas President Benson recently issued a statement confirming that the University will be teaching classes this fall semester. What remains to be seen, however, is how those classes will be taught. Rest assured that the UT System, UT Dallas, and each and everyone one of us at the Ackerman Center is making the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty our utmost priority.


We look forward to being able to welcome you all back on campus, but in the meantime, our commitment to our mission of “Teaching the Past, Changing the Future” remains as strong as ever.

Dr. Nils Roemer

Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor of Holocaust Studies

Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies

Interim Dean of the School of the Arts and Humanities

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