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Writing the Book on Communication

The University of Dayton Department of Communication received national attention in January in The Chronicle of Higher Education for its success in creating an introductory oral communication course based on a department-authored textbook and extensive student feedback.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Herbenick Award Winner

University of Dayton junior John "Jake" Larmann was presented with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award at the 31st annual Core program graduation banquet, Sunday, April 8.

Service

College Faculty in the News: April 11, 2018

Assistant Professor Chelse Prather, Department of Biology, is making national news with her research on the impact of bugs the size of tiny twigs on the rainforest.

Fine and Performing Arts

Staging ‘Spectacle’

When Blessed Fr. William Joseph Chaminade called on Marianists to be a "spectacle of saints," he probably never envisioned his words becoming the chorus of a rousing musical number, complete with costumes, sets and choreography.

Faculty and Staff

Federal Humanities Funding

The University of Dayton received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants totaling $70,000 to support the development of interdisciplinary programs and curricula related to medical humanities and an influential African-American writer who called Dayton home.

Science

Student Research

Often, students say they picked a college for its beautiful campus or extracurricular activities. Jenea Adams is a bit different: she chose the University of Dayton for the Stander Symposium, a once-a-year opportunity to present undergraduate research to the campus community.

Research

Rainforest Research

Bugs the size of tiny twigs have a large impact on the rainforest, according to a new study led by University of Dayton researcher Chelse Prather and published in the current issue of the prominent journal “Ecology.”

Research

Sustainability Leader

Ben McCall, lead architect of a new model for campus sustainability who helped the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign become one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation, will become the first executive director of the University of Dayton's Hanley Sustainability Institute. His appointment starts Aug. 16.

Campus and Community

Remembering Dr. King

Terri Freeman, University of Dayton alumna and president of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Kennedy Union ballroom on campus as part of events during April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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