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Students and Campus Life January 24, 2023
Business Ethics and Environmental Sustainability: BEES tour the Patterson Homestead, ride canal boats at Johnston Farm and raise money for beehives for families in developing countries
A guided tour of the Patterson Homestead provided an opportunity for UD students to view the ‘ancestral home’ of the founder of NCR.
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Engineering January 20, 2023
We Made the Cover of OhioENGINEER!

Congratulations to the faculty and students from the University of Dayton School of Engineering who made the cover of OhioENGINEER's 2022 year-end "Engineering Education" issue that features Ohio engineering schools. Mechanical engineering students Jordan Wilson (left) and Bridget Gerber (right) work with Kim Bigelow, Ph.D. (center), director of the Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab to adapt toys for children with disabilities. The toys are then donated to children in need via the United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton. 

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Engineering January 17, 2023
Funding excellence and opportunity

Ryan Rotsching felt his passion for engineering wane after his first year, but support from UD alumni and friends helped him relight his fire and find interest by bridging engineering and entrepreneurship.

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Research January 17, 2023
UD student-athlete splits summer between soccer and microbiology research
UD women's soccer player Jessica Sheldon spent summer 2022 achieving goals in the science lab.
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Campus and Community January 13, 2023
Realizing Our Best

Conducting research in microbiology has been an academic highlight for Hannah DeRespiris, a senior pre-med major at UD. This hands-on experience tops her personal list of academic achievements, and it might not have been available without the support of UD donors during One Day, One Dayton.

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Law January 11, 2023
A Path To Sustainability

See how 3L Chelcie Barnett’s interests in science and the law led her to the School of Law’s Hanley Sustainability Collaborative.

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Experiential Learning January 09, 2023
A Healthy Partnership
As an anchor institution, we pride ourselves on developing mutually beneficial partnerships in the community, but the one with Premier Health stands tall in my mind. As neighbors, we share a special bond that goes beyond proximity to philosophy.
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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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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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