"Instead of becoming the MIT of the Southwest, UT Dallas is affirming a different academic identity: students enthusiastic about original ideas. Exceptional members of the faculty, from all schools, never refusing the chance to interact with my students, make me feel at home, even in hot Dallas. Yes, I am teaching because it gives me a chance to continue learning, and boy, do I learn at UT Dallas."
"I am deeply grateful to this institution that has helped and encouraged me to explore the issues I am most interested in: the political, intellectual, and cultural circumstances and consequences of the Holocaust, the brutal murder of 6 million Jews. I deeply appreciate that it supports me in my endeavor… to translate into English some of the greatest poetic treasures of German and Hungarian literatures."
"When I think of my time here at UT Dallas and the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies my overwhelming feeling is one of gratitude. I am especially grateful to Provost Hobson Wildenthal and my colleague, Zsuzsanna Ozsvath. I shall strive to merit the kindness and the confidence they have shown me."
"Whether we like it or not, we live at a time when borders and frontiers become more tenuous by the minute. I am excited about teaching at UT Dallas because we consider science and technology from the perspective of the humanities, and vice versa. In a global society, it is essential to learn how to look over one's shoulder. This is why I seek to give my students the tools to navigate beyond the 'Pillars of Hercules'."
"The growth and transformation of the University during my 35 years at UT Dallas has been both astounding and gratifying. And the future holds bright promise for the students, staff, and faculty of our University. I could not be prouder than to have spent my academic career at UT Dallas and eagerly anticipate our University's continued growth and intellectual development."