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

Science June 29, 2020
Clearing the way for alternative fuels

That pizza box that was too cheesy to be recycled may still have a shot at a second life outside of a landfill — and in the fuel tank of your next flight.  

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Campus and Community June 19, 2020
UD in the news June 12-19

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Larry Burnley, and historians Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders and Julius Amin have been at the forefront of the discussion of race in America by writing pieces for The Washington Post, The Conversation, The (Toledo) Blade, Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal. Burnley also did interviews for local TV stations WHIO and WDTN.

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Faculty and Staff June 18, 2020
Researcher one of five worldwide to receive equipment from De Luca Foundation COVID-19 initiative

University of Dayton assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Tim Reissman is one of five researchers worldwide, and the only one in the U.S., to receive equipment from the De Luca Foundation’s COVID-19 Donation Initiative. Reissman will use the Trigno Avanti Research+ System to better understand the walking ability of older adults and to develop hip exoskeletons, robotic devices worn around the hips to improve walking. 

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Human Rights June 05, 2020
UD in the news May 30-June 5

High-profile national and international outlets sought law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister's expertise for stories about the George Floyd case and nationwide protests. Outlets include CTV in Canada, Al Jazeera English, Reuters, Christian Science Monitor and The Hill.

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Campus and Community April 10, 2020
UD in the news April 3-10

University of Dayton efforts to spread hope through sheet signs, donate personal protective equipment, and support prospective and current students, plus research that may diagnose COVID-19 more quickly and expert analysis of how coronavirus is affecting American life continued to attract attention from media worldwide, including UPI, CNN, U.S. News & World Report and Our Sunday Visitor, among others.

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Health April 09, 2020
UDRI FastLane manufacturing extension partnership coordinates PPE production by area manufacturers

A local effort coordinated by FastLane, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for West Central Ohio housed within the University of Dayton Research Institute, is responding to the challenge of keeping Ohio's healthcare workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. FastLane is a member of the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 (OMAFC), which will engage Ohio manufacturers to produce desperately needed personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Science April 06, 2020
UDRI technology to quickly diagnose COVID-19 licensed

Software developed by a University of Dayton Research Institute scientist to quickly diagnose COVID-19 has been exclusively licensed by Greenville, South Carolina, software development company Blue Eye Soft. The technology, which detected the presence of the COVID-19 disease on a dataset of chest X-rays in seconds with 98 percent accuracy, was adapted from existing medical diagnostic software in a matter of hours, then licensed in less than three days. 

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President February 28, 2020
UD in the news Feb. 21-28

NPR's On Point, The Atlantic, The Conversation, PolitiFact, Phys.org and The Catholic News are among the international and national media featuring faculty expertise, research or programs.

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Science February 24, 2020
Researchers create new state of light; Findings published in international journal Nature Photonics

For 20 years, researchers have studied how light rotates around a longitudinal axis parallel to the direction light travels. But could it move in other ways? After two years of research, and thanks to a sabbatical, University of Dayton researchers Andy Chong and Qiwen Zhan became the first to create a new “state of light” — showing it also can rotate around a transverse axis perpendicular to the direction light travels, like a cyclone. 

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Research February 20, 2020
Green Energy Ohio gives Green Achievement Award in Academia to UD

The University of Dayton will receive Green Energy Ohio's Green Achievement Award in Academia at an awards ceremony Friday, April 17, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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