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Engineering February 11, 2021
ETHOS Course Uses Remote International Collaboration to Adapt to Changing Times

Like many other aspects at the University of Dayton School of Engineering, the ETHOS Center’s longstanding international immersion prep-course, EGR 330, has had to adjust to a pandemic world without international travel.

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Sustainability February 01, 2021
Reusable takeout food container pilot program starts at UD’s Marycrest Hall

A pilot program offering reusable containers for takeout food from University of Dayton dining services has begun at Marycrest Hall. The containers - which can be returned unwashed and using the honor system - are one way UD students can take part in a zero waste initiative. 

“The typical reduce, reuse, recycle motto should be a hierarchy,” HSi graduate assistant Christopher Baldasare said. “Reducing is better than reusing, and reusing is better than recycling. Since the containers reduce the need to produce more recyclable containers, they are more sustainable. Recyclable containers still have to be constantly made and recycled. The reusable containers do not need to be constantly made or constantly recycled.”

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Students and Campus Life January 25, 2021
A House is Not Built in One Day
Samuel Attea ’22 reflects on how courses in the Common Academic Program prepared him to partake in a Flyer Consulting project for Fundacion Raiz in Ecuador.
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Fine and Performing Arts January 25, 2021
University of Dayton ArtsLIVE series returns with "Virtual Vanguard" concerts

The 21st century has seen many innovations, and thanks to COVID-19, many challenges. For musicians and their audiences, both difficulties and technological advances have combined to create “virtual performances.

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Sustainability January 19, 2021
DRG Zoom event Jan. 21 will discuss Green New Deal, why Dayton Arcade is the ‘most transformative’ project in the U.S.

Dayton Regional Green invites interested parties to attend a Zoom Hot Topics and Coffee event from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The topics are “So. What is the Green New Deal?” and “Why Is the Dayton Arcade ‘The Most Transformative Project in America?’” Registration is free.

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Career Development January 15, 2021
Skills for the Future: Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is, well, critical for success in any line of work. To think critically means having the capacity to reason logically and rigorously - and it’s one of the applied creativity micro-credentials from Education Design Lab being offered through UD’s Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT).

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President January 14, 2021
Heroic Work

With a lead time of just a dozen days, hundreds of University of Dayton faculty hastily moved last spring’s courses to Zoom rooms. Many had never taught online, and some found themselves helping their young children adapt to virtual classes, too. Their teaching space blurred into their living space as the pandemic turned all of our lives upside down in a blink.

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Sustainability January 11, 2021
UD’s facilities management staff helps University achieve $1 million per year in energy savings across campus

Thanks to aggressive retrocommissioning of buildings across campus and other energy initiatives, the University of Dayton’s Facilities Management team is saving about $1 million annually. Matthew Worsham, UD’s energy efficiency and renewable energy manager, credits hard work from facilities management staff, students and UD’s partners in the energy industry.

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Sustainability January 11, 2021
Internet of Things class, Hanley Sustainability Institute student leaders benefit from symbiotic relationship
The Internet of Things is the University of Dayton's own window into the era of big data and an evolving network of systems and processes. Hanley Sustainability Institute student leaders have provided lecturer Andrew Rettig's class with problems and students have provided solutions that are implemented.
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Engineering January 08, 2021
2020 Vision Award Winners Lead the Way Towards a Promising New Year
Every year, the School of Engineering recognizes four outstanding faculty and staff members who go above and beyond in their work relating to our common values: innovation, scholarship, community, engagement and service. The 2020 Vision Award winners are Erin Gibbemeyer, Judy Grant, Partha Banerjee and Beth Hart.
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