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Sustainability September 18, 2020
HSI graduate student Maloney helped craft Dayton's sustainability report
City of Dayton Sustainability Manager Mark Charles prefers the term sustainability specialist when it comes to Meg Maloney, a Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant who is working with the city. “She’s not just following me around,” Charles said. “She’s actually got her own responsibilities and activities. She helped me with the final touches on the overall sustainability strategy.”
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Sustainability September 17, 2020
Sept. 30 Adele social justice project looks at the election from a Marianist perspective
Organizers invite everyone to interact with expert presenters and participants from Marianist universities, schools and other ministries and communities throughout the United States as they reflect and respectfully dialogue in breakout rooms about being multi-issue voters that advance justice, peace and a sustainable environmental future. The Elections 2020: Justice Signs of Our Time - a U.S. Marianist Panel and Dialogue webinar is from 8 until 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
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Research September 14, 2020
National Science Foundation awards University of Dayton research team $63K to apply machine learning to 3-D printing on nanoscale

The National Science Foundation awarded a $63,215 supplemental grant to University of Dayton physics, computer science and electro-optics researchers to apply data science technology to an advanced manufacturing process for building three-dimensional structures at nanoscale, or a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

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Human Rights September 10, 2020
Ferguson Voices: Building a High School Curriculum
Students Corey Rinella and Megan McCarren join the Human Rights Center team to adapt the Moral Courage Project's Ferguson Voices into a versatile curriculum for grades 9-12. Our goal is to provide an accessible and flexible learning platform for high school students grounded in the open sharing and discussion of our identities, experiences, and biases.
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Sustainability September 09, 2020
Summer 2020 HSI work: Expanding composting education and practice

Before University of Dayton students migrated back to campus during a pandemic, Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistant Christopher Baldasare saw the need for more composting. “With the emphasis on not going out, I expect more students to be cooking in their residences,” Baldasare said. “This will also give us a chance to pilot online composting education, which was planned in the spring to potentially expand the composting program by making it easier to reach all students that would want to participate.”

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Human Rights September 07, 2020
Uncovering a Legacy: A Reflection on the History of Peace at UD

The Vietnam Legacies Project explores the impact of the war on UD’s campus. Here, HRC student intern Katie Schreyer shares highlights from her work on this project, including archival finds and interviews with Vietnam-era alumni.

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Sustainability September 03, 2020
Women in Clean Energy Conference hosted by UD and OSU strives for gender equity

The virtual Women in Clean Energy Conference aims to provide knowledge, connections and resources to help women create impactful careers. “Everyone should have a seat at the table in the fight against climate change, we believe in helping women get there,” organizers of the event wrote in a release. “We want to empower women to make a difference in the male-dominated energy industry and educate men on the challenges often faced by women in the industry. We believe that by providing education, networking, and recruitment opportunities, we can close the gender gap in the energy industry in an empowering and productive way.”

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Research September 01, 2020
National Science Foundation, Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund award UD chemists $290K for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton chemists Jeremy Erb and Vladimir Benin $240,379 and the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund provided an additional $50,233 for the purchase of a Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to support faculty research and student research training in chemistry and the biological sciences.

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Sustainability August 31, 2020
A lesson about natural resources: Exponential growth and limits in a time of COVID-19
One of the foundational notions of sustainability is that long-term exponential growth in a finite world can only lead to catastrophe. In the last half-year or so we have seen a real-time example of exponential growth and perhaps most importantly, how this growth is most appropriately seen as being a characteristic of a diseased system, not a desirable goal.
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Research August 31, 2020
UD researcher participates in first global survey of glacial lakes

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, NASA-funded researchers — including University of Dayton geologist Umesh Haritashya and his student Katherine Strattman — found glacial lake volume has increased by about 50% worldwide since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.

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