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Transformative Education

The University of Dayton offers students a distinctive education, emphasizing hands-on, real-world experiences and a commitment to the common good that transforms their world views and shapes their careers and lives. The University programs and curricula that help create those transformative experiences made news, as did current students and alumni who put their University of Dayton education into action. By example, they’re leading lives of service. Check out the exploits that drew media coverage during the 2013-14 academic year.

RISE 14

A new partnership for RISE, the University's student investment conference, brought financial media giant CNBC to campus March 27-28 for live broadcasts and taped interviews with students and speakers. CNBC's Kelly Evans hosted the two-hour "Closing Bell" from University of Dayton Arena on the first day and markets reporter Dominic Chu did extensive interviews and utilized social media on day two. Coverage included:

On "Closing Bell" March 27, Evans talked to three University of Dayton students in a five-minute interview about their stock market picks.

On "Schooling the Market" March 28, Chu talked to two University of Dayton finance students and attendees and representatives from other schools about stock market analysis. 

Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, Marketwatch, The Wall Street Journal and local outlets WDTN-TV, the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Daily News covered the RISE talk of Sandra Pianalto, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

The Dayton Daily News also did a preview story "UD RISE forum expected to draw 2,000."

Business

RISE 14 formed a partnership with financial guru Jim Cramer's TheStreet and announced a national stockpicking competition that will send winners to RISE. Financial media outlets nationwide pcked up the news release.

On Aug. 8, hiVelocity noted the role of the Business Plan Competition in the success of start-up Commuter Advertising.

Engineering

WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV, Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal did stories about a School of Engineering program for minority students through Universal Technology Corporation, Clarkson Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force continuing for another five years. The program boasts research opportunities and virtually 100 percent job placement. The Associated Press picked up the story that TV stations in Columbus and Cincinnati plus newspaper websites in Ohio, Oregon, Michigan, West Virginia, Washington, California and Texas also ran.

Chicago television station ABC 7 and the Chicago Sun-Times did stories about engineering student Eric Oberwise’s quest to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to support his work on adaptive medical devices.

Arts

Eco-artist and former University of Dayton artist-in-residence Basia Irland mentioned The Rivers Institute in a National Geographic Newswatch blog posting on Jan. 9.

"Bullet," a three-part, thought-provoking ArtStreet exhibit, received national coverage after creating a stir locally. WYSO-FM featured the exhibit on air Oct. 6. It was aired Oct. 8 on WDTN and Fox45/ABC 22 and picked up by stations in 30 media markets; The Dayton City Paper featured it on Oct. 15; The Newtown Bee wrote about the Sandy Hook shooting connection; and DNAinfo.com in Chicago covered the Chicago connection.

Sciences

The Columbus Dispatch picked up a Dayton Daily News story about our Nanotechnology-Focused Minority Analyst Project.

The Montville (N.J.) Patch.comNorth Jersey.com and Milwaukee Courier wrote about students completing the University's Minority STEM Summer Bridge Program.

Diversity

The Associated Press in Ohio and Dayton Daily News included the University's events and speakers in its state roundup Jan. 20 of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

Law

The Associated Press mentioned retired U.S. Supreme Court clerk Gen. William Suter delivering the School of Law commencement address in a story titled "Ohio college grads to hear from prominent speakers." At least 44 outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the websites of TV stations in Columbus and Cincinnati, picked up the story.

preLaw magazine’s winter issue includes the University of Dayton School of Law in its roundup of Ohio Valley law schools. In it, preLaw highlights the school's "unique hands-on approach to the study of law," support systems which include learning communities and other innovations in Dean Paul McGreal’s tenure.