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Remembering Our Teacher, Dr. Louise S. Cowan

The Louise S. Cowan Memorial Fund

In response to gifts received honoring Dr. Louise Cowan, who passed away on November 16th, the Dallas Institute has established the Louise S. Cowan Memorial Fund.

We are deeply grateful to those who have made contributions and invite others who would like to do so to contact us at 214-871-2440 or jkalin@dallasinstitute.org. Or you may make your gift directly by clicking here.


A memorial mass was held Monday, November 23, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 8017 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75225.

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To submit a remembrance for Dr. Louise Cowan, email JKalin@dallasinstitute.org 

Mary Louise Shillingburg Cowan had passions for literature and education, which she felt could transform society. The former University of Dallas English professor and co-founder of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture was devoted to education for nearly 70 years. Read more from the Dallas Morning News

Read more remembrances on this page.

Past Lectures


Dr. Cowan was a renowned lecturer; click here to listen to Dr. Cowan’s talks on various subjects.

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