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President December 10, 2019
A Glimpse of God

We take walking for granted, but graduating mechanical engineering students Ellen Lucchesi and Michael Fornadel will walk down the aisle at winter commencement with a much better appreciation for this simple act than most of us will ever have.

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Fine and Performing Arts December 10, 2019
Student’s storyboard project leads to meeting with Hollywood artist

University of Dayton junior Lydia Kladitis didn’t expect her screenplay and storyboard project to end with coffee across the table from Hollywood storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson, a Dayton-based artist who has worked on every film by Joel and Ethan Coen since Raising Arizona. His credits also include Men in Black, and he is a two-time Art Directors Guild award nominee for excellence in production design, for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Hail, Caesar!

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Career Development December 05, 2019
Bombeck Workshop Speakers

Emmy Award-winner Cathy Guisewite, creator of the iconic Cathy comic strip and an essayist, returns to her hometown to open the 2020 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, April 2-4, at the University of Dayton as part of its 20th anniversary.

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Sustainability December 03, 2019
Meeting sustainable development goals by gaining electricity access in poor countries
Until the fossil-fuel age started about 200 years ago, most people lived a bare existence; vulnerable to the whims of nature’s cycles. Beginning with the industrial revolution, but accelerating dramatically after World War II, the extraction and burning of fossil fuels for industry, heating, electricity and other applications helped raise people’s standard of living.
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Sustainability December 03, 2019
U.S. News lists UD in slideshow of "10 environmentally friendly" campuses

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Dayton as one of "10 Environmentally Friendly College Campuses" as part of their Best Colleges website section. "For college hopefuls who are passionate about the environment, an undergraduate institution's policies on sustainability may be a major factor they consider during their school search," the slideshow story reads. "The Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" ranking is a resource that prospective college students can use to find an environmentally conscious school. Here are 10 eco-friendly U.S. colleges and universities that placed in the top 50 of that ranking."

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Sustainability December 02, 2019
UD's first sustainability minor, now in Norway, has advice for first majors

The first 10 University of Dayton Sustainability Program majors begin classes in Spring 2020, about nine years after Mike Voellmecke became UD’s first student with a Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) minor. The 2011 graduate with a major in civil and environmental engineering got the sustainability minor by checking his finished courses against the requirements.

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Sustainability November 25, 2019
Register for MVRPC roundtable on UD's carbon neutrality pledge

The Dec. 4 edition of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission sustainability roundtable features an overview of the University of Dayton’s carbon neutrality pledge. Ben McCall, executive director of UD’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, and Matthew Worsham from UD’s facilities management will discuss the planning and projects behind the pledge, such as the university’s carbon neutrality feasibility study, the school’s potential power purchase agreement, and a geothermal assessment and potential for carbon-free thermal energy. 

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Career Development November 25, 2019
Reynolds and Reynolds sponsors inaugural ‘Career Camp’

Automotive industry software leader Reynolds and Reynolds is the lead corporate sponsor of “Career Camp,” a new three-day program to provide intensive professional skills training and networking opportunities for junior and sophomore students in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences.

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Human Rights November 22, 2019
So you want to be an autocrat? Here’s the 10-point checklist
Scholars say countries across the globe are experiencing a rise in autocratic rule, with declines in democratic ideals and practice. Compared to traditional autocrats, today's would-be autocratic leaders are smarter, more resilient and can adjust their methods to take account of new developments, like modern technologies and a globalized economy. The following list contains some of the newest tactics used by would-be authoritarians.
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Law November 21, 2019
The Trials You Can't Prepare For
Shannon Villalba '10 went from artist to litigator but found her toughest challenge outside the courtroom.
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