Humanities and social sciences


With nationalism rising, do global human rights still have mass appeal?

September 14, 2018

Caring about the rights of distant others was once fashionable but, as walls go up and societies retract, global citizen engagement may well be the next victim of this new nationalist resurgence. This article was published originally on Open Global Rights.


Libraries’ Scholarly, Artistic and Literary Works Highlight Hispanic Heritage

September 13, 2018

Roesch Library marks the 50th anniversary of national Hispanic heritage observances with its annual film/discussion series plus an invitation to explore myriad other scholarly, literary and artistic resources


College Faculty in the News: September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018

Assistant Professor Joel Pruce (Department of Political Science), Professor and Executive Director Benjamin McCall (Hanley Sustainability Institute) and Executive Director Shelley Inglis (Human Rights Center) recently discussed efforts to extend and strengthen human rights and sustainability worldwide on local public radio stations WVXU, Cincinnati and WMUB, Oxford.


Students spend summer in Malawi for Human Rights Research

September 06, 2018

This summer five UD students spent nine weeks in Malawi to conduct research on a variety of human rights topics; each student worked on an individual research project that was chosen based on needs within the community.


Bringing Human Rights Home

September 05, 2018

Shelley Inglis, executive director of the Human Rights Center, spoke on WVXU 91.7 on the work of the Center as well as her career at the United Nations. Joining her was Joel Pruce, project lead of the Moral Courage Project, and Ben McCall, executive director of the Hanley Sustainability Institute.


Liberal Arts ‘STARS’

August 31, 2018

The University of Dayton performed $149 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2018. While much of that work was done at the University of Dayton Research Institute, faculty research isn't just limited to science and engineering laboratories.


A Case for Multilingual Education

August 27, 2018

A book by a UD academic director about multilingual education is now available in the principal language of Iran, a country that doesn’t permit multilingual education.


College Faculty in the News: August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018

Research on self-esteem, narcissism and bragging conducted by Department of Psychology faculty Erin O’Mara and Benjamin Kunz suggests that social media hasn’t eroded our cultural preference for humility and modesty.


Advice to the Class of 2022

August 20, 2018

This year, the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences welcomes more than 1,025 first-year students, representing nearly half of the University’s more than 2,200 new students from 39 states and 18 countries.


College Faculty in the News: August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018

Professor Messay Kedebe, Department of Philosophy, recently wrote an article in Ethiopian News & Views, discussing current Ethiopian political transitions and their impact that nation's democratic order.

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