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News releases older than 2015 can be found at the University's eCommons site.

Law October 15, 2021
UD in the News Oct. 9-15

Law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister wrote a piece for The Conversation about whether unbiased jurors exist in the age of social media. A national publication covering K-12 schools quoted Chief Information Officer Tom Skill about keeping school networks safe. Spectrum News 1 Ohio and several local media reported on the Dayton Funk Symposium and Land of Funk Way. The Dayton Business Journal featured the Greater West Dayton Incubator's new director.

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Campus and Community October 08, 2021
UD in the News Oct. 1-8

President Eric F. Spina wrote an op-ed for DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education about bridging the access and success gap for lower-income students. Forbes profiled Brent Kondritz, executive director for the Center for Leadership. Several Dayton-area news outlets featured University efforts to increase scholarships for nursing students and diversifying the legal profession.

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Faculty and Staff October 04, 2021
University of Dayton to host second Dayton Funk Symposium Nov. 3-6

The Dayton Funk Symposium returns to the University of Dayton Nov. 3-6 with a lineup of academic, cultural and community events celebrating the rhythmic groove-based genre that put Dayton on the musical map in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Humanities and Social Sciences October 01, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 24-Oct. 1

The Boston Globe, Government Executive Daily podcast, National Cyber Security and Zenger News are among the national news outlets interviewing UD faculty and staff. Human Rights Center Senior Researcher Alexandra Budabin contributed a piece to The Conversation. Distinguished Research Associate Bob Taft wrote an op-ed for The Columbus Dispatch. The Dayton Daily News highlighted the Hall Hunger Initiative's move into the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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Faculty and Staff September 27, 2021
Hell Hath No Fury: New book examines early Christian ideas of afterlife

Just 20% of people believe in hell. Still, early Christian ideas about the underworld — and who is punished there — echo in society today, religious studies scholar Meghan Henning writes in her new book, Hell Hath No Fury.

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Faculty and Staff September 24, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 18-24

Inside Higher Ed highlighted the UD Sinclair Academy. Regional and local media reported on UD's long-range financial planning process, diversity and inclusion efforts, and strong enrollment; plus featured a pair of entrepreneurial students running their own business.

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Students September 17, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 11-17

President Eric F. Spina wrote an editorial piece for The Hill about expanding Pell grants. Aviation historian Janet Bednarek continued to share her expertise worldwide with appearances on Al Jazeera English and ABC Radio National in Australia, and in El Mercurio in Santiago, Chile. Human Rights Center Executive Director Shelley Inglis contributed a piece to The Conversation.

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Students September 10, 2021
UD in the News Sept. 4-10

Aviation historian Janet Bednarek gave interviews nationwide about air travel since 9/11, including The Wall Street Journal. Meghan Henning in religious studies shared her expertise with The Daily Beast and The Conversation. Dayton-area media featured the blessing for first responders, 9/11 commemoration, new partnership between UD and the Hall Hunger Initiative, and new bistro featuring food from local underrepresented, minority-owned and woman-owned vendors at The Hub Powered by PNC.

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Law September 03, 2021
UD in the News Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Aviation historian Janet Bednarek and Vision Lab Director Vijayan Asari contributed pieces to The Conversation. Local NPR affiliate WYSO featured the Marian Library's free exhibit on religious tourism featuring pieces from Catholic shrines and festivals — from handcrafted devotional objects to quirky souvenirs.

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Business August 27, 2021
UD in the News Aug. 20-27

Local media featured the start of classes at The Hub Powered by PNC at the Dayton Arcade. Faculty wrote on Catholic issues in Catholic Philly and America.

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