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Libraries August 25, 2020
Understanding Racial and Cultural Terms in the Library Catalog

Librarians manage complicated racial concepts in an accelerated information environment.

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President August 22, 2020
The Hope of Your Generation

The Class of 2024 has already learned lessons of sacrifice and community. They’re navigating the unknown and finding their voices. In my welcome at the New Student Convocation, I called this class the hope of our generation — and our world.

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Sustainability August 19, 2020
A switch to UD’s sustainability major and semester in Hawaii have Moore on the right (watershed) track

Abbey Moore’s interest in water quality began during high school environmental classes. That curiosity led her to the University of Dayton and a semester in Hawaii. “Dayton of all places is the best place to get a hydrological education due to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer and the effect the Great Lakes have on us,” said Moore, a sophomore at UD taking the sustainability major’s watershed track. “Ohio is perfect for hydrology and I feel as if my education has true substance and value.”

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Libraries August 17, 2020
Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in the United States
On this 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, take the time to explore the many resources available through the University Libraries to reflect upon the long journey to get here.
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Diversity and Inclusion August 11, 2020
Three experts on active nonviolence for racial justice giving Aug. 18 presentation

A session on active nonviolence for racial justice with three leading activists will be held online from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Kelly Johnson, the Fr. Ferree Chair of Social Justice, invites student participants. The Zoom event requires registration here.

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Sustainability August 10, 2020
UD professor co-authors paper on smart renewable energy plan for West Africa

University of Dayton professor and Hanley Sustainability Institute staff member Robert Brecha is one of eight authors of a paper about how West African nations can expand their power supply and meet climate goals by working together. Brecha, along with Sebastian Sterl, also wrote an article about the paper for The Conversation, a publishing outlet for academics and researchers.

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Sustainability August 05, 2020
Sustainability fellowship available at start-up founded by former UD director

A paid, part-time remote sustainability fellowship is being offered by a start-up company founded by the former director of education abroad and partnerships at the University of Dayton’s Center for International Programs. Karen McBride is the founder and president of Bound International, which bills itself as a “small start-up navigating the intersection of international educational mobility, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.”

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Human Rights August 04, 2020
From Tragedy to Advocacy: Facing Gun Violence in Our Community
One year after Dayton’s mass shooting, the Human Rights Center and the Center for Social Concern ask what steps have been taken to address gun violence and what more needs to be done. We caution readers that this piece contains content related to gun violence and suicide.
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Libraries July 24, 2020
Prospering Despite Prejudice: Dayton’s Romanichal Families and Their Voice in History

The Stanley family's success and persistence provide lessons about immigration and the importance of cultural identity. 

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Fine and Performing Arts July 21, 2020
Sacredness and Solidarity: A Conversation with Artist Janet McKenzie

Artist pays homage to groups that have been under-celebrated in sacred art.

 

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