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Libraries June 29, 2020
Honors Theses 2020: Angry Tweets, Urban Soils, Grasshopper Guts and More

The latest theses from students in the University Honors Program are now available in eCommons, the University of Dayton’s open-access institutional repository.

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Engineering June 29, 2020
Senior Design Project Helps VyrtX Optimize Organ Transportation
Through their senior design project, Liam Budnik ’20, Grace Culpepper ’21, Jonathan Schierl ’20, Zachary Schumm ’20 and Michael Zawlocki ’20 created a beta artificial intelligence plan for VyrtX, a medical logistics company.
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Engineering June 15, 2020
The Inaugural ETHOS/KEEN Remote Immersion Program
The ETHOS Center with the support of the School of Engineering’s KEEN grant from the KERN Family Foundation has implemented the first-ever remote Dayton and domestic immersion program this summer.
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Engineering June 09, 2020
How ETHOS Impacted my Career Decisions
William Strosnider, PhD, is an ecological engineer orientated towards applied biogeochemistry. His focus has been on characterizing water quality issues and advancing sustainable solutions to restore ecosystems and safeguard human health, often in international contexts. This has generally entailed creating settings for naturally occurring biogeochemical processes to proceed optimally (e.g., floating treatment wetlands, bioreactors, stormwater wetlands). As the director of the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, he is particularly interested in improving coastal water management.
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Engineering June 04, 2020
School of Engineering Students Help Mission of Mary Cooperative Become Net-Zero
With the help of School of Engineering programs and students, Mission of Mary Cooperative (MMC), an urban farming initiative, has been verified as a net-zero energy campus through the New Buildings Institute.
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Human Rights June 02, 2020
Stand Up for Human Rights: #BlackLivesMatter
The Human Rights Center joins the multitude of voices condemning the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black men and women, demanding accountability for these injustices and proposing actions to reform our current system.
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Engineering June 01, 2020
How ETHOS Prepared Me for an International Career Working with Alternative Energy
Steve Osgood graduated from UD in May 2007 with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in international business. While at UD he completed two international ETHOS immersions in Brazil and Bolivia. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and dog and works for LanzaTech, which researches and licenses technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Human Rights May 30, 2020
Closing Civic Cyberspace: The Off-Switch and Other Modes of Internet Restriction

Even in resource poor environments, the internet and associated information technologies have become an indispensable resource for communication, mobilization, information gathering, and learning. These powerful tools are viewed by many governments as threats to their existence. Our challenge is to understand the tools of government internet censorship and devise effective points of pressure for governments who employ internet censorship as well as protections for civil society that operates in restrictive environments. This article is part of the "Next Generation in Thought Leadership" series.

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Engineering May 16, 2020
Dayton Community Connector Looks to Replicate Success of the Flyer
Engineering students Ahmad Alzemi, Travis Brosnan, Evan Salmon, Alex Studnicka and Jennifer Welch used their senior design capstone project to work with DriveOhio, RTA and the city of Dayton on a proposal for a driverless bus route between the Wright Dunbar and the Oregon entertainment districts, which they hope repeats the success of The Flyer route between UD and downtown.
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Engineering May 16, 2020
ETHOS Center and Grupo Fenix Partner to Improve Developing Communities
Oscar Sanchez Lopez has been studying English and working in the ETHOS Center to strengthen the partnership between the University of Dayton and his organization, Grupo Fenix.
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