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Research April 07, 2020
UD students present masculinity in film research at conference in Chicago
Most students don’t come to college thinking they’ll present research at a national conference. However, in November five University of Dayton undergraduate students presented as a panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) conference in Chicago, discussing their research for English department Chair Andy Slade’s upcoming book about masculinity in the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, Be a Man and Other Bad Advice.
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Humanities and Social Sciences March 24, 2020
University of Dayton Core program honors two students with 2020 Herbenick Award

The University of Dayton Core program honored two students with the Raymond M. Herbenick Award on March 8 at the 33rd annual Core Integrated Studies graduation banquet — making Shannon Stanforth and Claire Sullivan the first co-winners in the award’s history.

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Faculty March 10, 2020
College Faculty in the News: March 10, 2020

Executive Director Shelley Inglis, Human Rights Center, recently spoke to numerous media outlets on several topics, including the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the effects of authoritarian governments and the long-term impact on democracy of illiberal tendencies in the U.S. and India. Follow this and other recent media coverage of the service, research, scholarship and commentary of College of Arts and Sciences programs and their faculty.

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Research March 03, 2020
UD geologist shares Nevada field research on YouTube channel

Allen McGrew is a video "rock star." The University of Dayton associate professor of geology shares his field research into the extreme stretching of the Earth’s crust in northeastern Nevada in YouTube videos that have received thousands of views from students, science educators and geoscience professionals.

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Students and Campus Life March 02, 2020
Students gain real-world experience, professional development opportunities through College of Arts and Sciences storytelling positions

Ashley Junkunc ’21 arrived at UD with a powerful story of survival and a desire to help others facing significant health challenges after overcoming the cancer diagnosis that threatened her life just a few years earlier.

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Faculty February 28, 2020
Jana Bennett appointed as new Department of Religious Studies chair

The University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences appointed Jana Bennett as the new Department of Religious Studies chair. Bennett, a professor of religious studies, joined the University faculty in 2008. She begins her new role July 1.

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Faculty February 26, 2020
College Faculty in the News: February 26, 2020

Professor William Trollinger, Department of History, recently discussed how Catholic universities often downplayed their resistance to Ku Klux Klan rallies on their campuses during the 1920s. Follow this and other recent media coverage of the service, research, scholarship and commentary of College of Arts and Sciences programs and their faculty.

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Experiential Learning February 25, 2020
Experiential Learning in the UD College of Arts and Sciences

Experiential learning takes place across the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences in many forms, including the annual Dean’s Summer Fellowship program. Faculty-mentored undergraduate research helps students make connections between coursework and research, providing a spark that leads to greater engagement in their studies and a clear path to graduation.

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Sciences February 24, 2020
UD alumna honored for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record modernization

University of Dayton alumna Dr. Laura Kroupa, née Petersen, ’80 exemplifies the call to “learn, lead and serve.” In October, she was honored for pioneering the effort to configure the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ new electronic health record system, setting national clinical standards to transform health care delivery for more than 9 million veterans.

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Sciences February 21, 2020
Light Your Path: Premedical Programs at UD

Premedical Programs at the University of Dayton creates successful pathways to medical, dental, physician assistant or other health professional schools. Program Director Kathleen Scheltens discusses UD’s premedicine and predentistry majors, and the support services and clinical opportunities to help you prepare for your future career in health care.

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