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Human Rights January 03, 2023
HRC students reflect on their fall 2022 off campus learning
HRC students traveled all over the state and region to expand their knowledge of human rights by advocating at the state house, attending conferences and dialogue events. Read how these learning experiences impacted their perspectives on human rights advocacy.
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President December 24, 2022
The Wonder and Faith of a Child
"I wish you the miracle of Christmas," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina wrote to the campus community in his annual message. "The story of Christ's birth — and the way we give of ourselves to others in return — bring hope to our world."
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Engineering December 21, 2022
UD engineering faculty, alumni, students building water system for Malawi schools

Don Chase, civil engineering lecturer, and his spouse Nancy Chase, a UD graduate, former School of Engineering cooperative education director and now an Emerson senior applications engineer, are working with ETHOS international immersion students to design and build a water storage and transmission system for schools run by the Wasambo Education Foundation to empower northern Malawian youth through education.

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President December 21, 2022
Hands-On Learning
At the beginning of the semester Professor Kim Bigelow and Rachel Zidaroff, director of operations for United Rehabilitation Services (URS), gave four mechanical engineering students a modest $1,500 budget and a challenge — create a prototype of a portable device that would help people with limited motor skills take their work gloves on and off by themselves using just one hand.
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Faculty December 19, 2022
Finding your purpose in life
Communication professor Laura Gillespie Toomb ('88) shares how she kept her faith and was guided by the Holy Spirit following the death of her son in her new book, SONflowers from Heaven.
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Human Rights December 19, 2022
INS Capstone: Advocacy for imprisoned scholars in Iran
International Studies seniors reflect on their semester long capstone project of creating an advocacy campaign for scholars Nilofar Bayani and Ahmadreza Djalali. Through learning the history of Iran, staying up to date on recent news, and understanding how advocacy takes shape, we worked to inform our campus and community about the assaults on academic freedom in Iran.
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Students December 17, 2022
The Challenge of Change
"Some people are book-smart, but lack empathy, kindness and mercy. You cannot go about transforming the world — which is ultimately your assignment when you leave today — without both," President Eric Spina told the Class of 2022 at winter commencement. "As Flyers, you’re called to use your minds and hearts to work across disciplines and differences to make the kind of profound change the world needs."
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Fine and Performing Arts December 15, 2022
Music theorist, LGBTQ+ advocate working to make UD music curriculum more inclusive
Daniele Shlomit Sofer is bringing new ways of thinking to the ongoing revision of the University of Dayton’s music theory curriculum to make it more inclusive.
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Faculty December 13, 2022
College Faculty in the News: Dec. 13, 2022
News agencies across the region, the nation and throughout the world often reach out to our faculty experts for their perspectives on today's issues. 
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Engineering December 13, 2022
Different engineering paths to UD lead to research for the common good

Elizabeth Shafer, mechanical engineering junior, and Zach Kranz, electronic and computer engineering technology junior, chose the University of Dayton School of Engineering for different reasons. However, they recently worked together through the School’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program and in the Wearable and Tunable Systems Lab with Dr. Alex Watson, assistant professor, Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology.

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