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Human Rights October 19, 2021
2021 Summer Fellowships: A Look at Counterpart International’s PAR Project Internship

This summer, student Steven Shamblen interned with Counterpart International, a development organization working on promoting human rights globally. He highlights his experiences while working on various projects through the Promoting Advocacy and Rights Program located in Bangladesh.

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Libraries September 28, 2021
Parsing and Paring Pandemic Pedagogy: What Should Stay, What Should Go?

The Basic Communication Course Annual asks college-level communication faculty and graduate students to share what pandemic teaching innovations did and didn’t work for which audiences, for what reasons, and whether they should stay or go. The deadline for short essays is Oct. 20.

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Libraries September 24, 2021
A Love of Science and the Excitement of Discovery
Professor Albert Burky retires from UD in May 2022 with 49 years of teaching, fieldwork, publishing and professional service. His impact is beyond measure, writes colleague Ryan McEwan.
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Sustainability September 19, 2021
UD student research exploring effects of solar panels on pollinator community

University of Dayton student Brigid Morgan is researching how solar panels at UD’s Curran Place affect the community of pollinators gathering next to the panels. Under the direction of Associate Biology Professor Chelse Prather, Morgan is a senior biology major with Spanish and philosophy minors. She plans to present her honors thesis in March 2022. For weeks, she used pollinator traps - different colored containers attracting different species inside and outside the solar array - and took them to the lab to identify them.

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Sustainability September 17, 2021
UD student research exploring if plastic waste can be transformed into 3-D printer products

Under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Denise Taylor, University of Dayton student Peter Fabe is assessing recycled plastic and considering the design of a plastics processing machine to bridge from post-consumer waste to the plastics input for 3D printing.

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Sustainability September 15, 2021
UD student research exploring sustainable eating practices in Hispanic populations

University of Dayton student Mary Claire Atkinson is researching the Latino/Latina/Hispanic population’s relation to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and cultural dietary customs. Atkinson, a senior dietetics major and Spanish minor under the direction of assistant professor Diana Cuy Castellanos, is working on a narrative review examining the idea of a sustainable diet.

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Students and Campus Life September 03, 2021
Minor in Disability Studies, New CAP Courses Highlight UD Curriculum Innovations for 2021-22

A new minor and several new courses are among the University of Dayton’s latest offerings for the 2021-22 academic year to help students meet institutional learning goals and to prepare them to live and work in a diverse, global society.

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Engineering August 23, 2021
Leaders in Engineering Education Named as Fellows 2021 by Kern Family Foundation

Dr. Timothy Reissman, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. R. Kirk Pirlo, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, were recognized for leadership in undergraduate engineering education and ambassadors of excellence for the University of Dayton.

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Sustainability August 18, 2021
UD email address users get free registration to 2021 GCSHE; UD leading 4 presentations

As a host institution, the University of Dayton is able to receive unlimited free registration to October’s virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. Those with @udayton.edu email addresses can register here and should use the promotional code DAYTON30JUN21. The conference, Oct. 12-14, offers three days of live content, keynote speakers, presenters and networking, plus 80 days of on-demand access through Dec. 31, 2021 for anyone with UD email addresses.

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Libraries August 10, 2021
Girls’ Town: Gone but Not Forgotten
A new online exhibit uncovers the history of a religious community formerly located in Cincinnati that provided education, a home and a future for "wayward" and unfortunate girls.
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