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Research April 05, 2021
University of Dayton faculty develop courses, digital archive to preserve Paul Laurence Dunbar’s legacy with $150K grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

A University of Dayton initiative to develop interdisciplinary courses and create a digital archive to help preserve the legacy of Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar launched its first faculty cohort, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Sustainability March 31, 2021
Hanley Sustainability Institute releases 2018-2020 report, ‘A growing role at UD’

The Hanley Sustainability Institute at the University of Dayton has released an impact report covering the calendar years of 2018 through 2020, which included a major expansion of HSI, which was founded in 2014. “A growing role at UD” summarizes key events during the span which includes hiring of its executive director, adding faculty and staff, introducing a fast-growing sustainability major and graduate certificate, student leadership and experiential learning, national recognition as a sustainability leader and being part of an award-winning paper on the path to carbon neutrality at UD.

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Campus and Community March 30, 2021
Experiencing the Women in Science and Engineering ILLC, Covid-19 Style

The University of Dayton's Women in Science and Engineering Integrated Learning-Living Community adapted and thrived during a pandemic in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Libraries March 15, 2021
More Marker Boards in the Library: SGA and the Dean’s Fund Deliver

A student approached an SGA senator about getting dry-erase boards installed in more library study rooms. Daniel Hennessey wrote up the proposal, and thanks to a grant from SGA and matching funds from the donor-supported Dean’s Fund for Excellence, the new boards are now installed.

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Research March 09, 2021
University of Dayton computer scientist, doctoral graduate awarded $25K to use artificial intelligence in silicon crystal growth

Lam Research Corporation awarded a University of Dayton computer scientist and a doctoral graduate $25,000 for fundamental research on artificial intelligence for silicon crystal growth.

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Sustainability March 04, 2021
Two HSI scholars on Humanities Commons panel discussion about Margaret Atwood’s works

University of Dayton sustainability program director Rebecca Potter and fellow Hanley Sustainability Institute sustainability scholar Vincent Miller will be on a panel discussing the works of Margaret Atwood, who won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. The Humanities Commons online panel discussion, “Peace, Literature, Democracy: Dayton Literary Peace Prize,” is 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, and is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

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Sustainability February 23, 2021
Final clean energy speaker series roster covers several perspectives

The rest of the lineup for the Clean Energy Speaker series presented by School of Engineering professor Kevin Hallinan has been announced. From 7 to 8 p.m. on March 4, Mohammad Pakravan of Green Empowerment will discuss “From data to insight for development of low-resource communities.” Zoom link. Emily Burns, RE-volv, from 7-8 p.m. March 11; Nichole Hanus from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, from 7-8 p.m. March 15; and Zach Denning from artificial intelligence firm Hank, from 7-8 p.m. April 6 will round out the series.

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Sustainability February 22, 2021
Bohrer, long-time SEE 402 instructor, among 2021 UD Women honorees
Kelly Bohrer, University of Dayton director of community relations for the School of Engineering and a longtime teacher of SEE 402, recently was named one of 15 Women of UD honorees for 2021. The group was nominated by the campus community and selected by students, faculty and staff. Rebecca Potter, sustainability program director, said the experiential learning projects Bohrer has mentored with co-faculty in Philosophy have had tremendous impact on the Dayton community, exemplifying “resilience,” which is the theme of this year’s celebration.
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Sustainability February 10, 2021
HSI seeks feedback on sustainability definition, vision and mission statements

Below are the first-draft definitions of sustainability and the vision and mission statements for which HSI seeks feedback. Please consider filling out this short Google form questionnaire about this language


Sustainability: Sustainability entails an enduring shared responsibility to care for our common home by preserving the vitality of Earth’s fragile ecosystems while advancing social justice, both now and for every generation.

Vision statement: Cultivating a just transition to a sustainable future that protects and preserves humanity and the planet.

Mission statement: HSI's mission is to be a dynamic learning community that advances sustainability by educating and mentoring transformational leaders, building caring relationships with local and global communities, prioritizing transdisciplinary research that leads to action, and promoting sustainable practices at UD.

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Sustainability February 04, 2021
GE engineer, UD grad student to discuss wind energy in first session of 2021 speaker series
Andy Chang, a performance engineer at GE Renewable Energy and a renewable and clean energy graduate student at the University of Dayton, is an expert in wind and power curve measurements for onshore wind turbines. He will speak from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 9 via Zoom as the first in the spring 2021 Clean Energy Speaker Series.
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