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News Archive

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

Humanities and Social Sciences May 15, 2020
UD in the news May 8-15

News outlets near and far continue to chronicle how the University is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and tap UD experts for their insight on how it is affecting American life. Stories featured our virtual commencement celebrations, student move-out and the ROTC's virtual commissioning ceremony. Prominent outlets include NBC News, National Law Journal and Spectrum News 1.

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May 11, 2020
Ohio Cyber Range Institute names Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence regional programming center

The Ohio Cyber Range Institute has selected the University of Dayton Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence as a regional programming center for its demonstrated capacity, expertise, experience and commitment to develop and deliver programming in education, cybersecurity awareness, and workforce and economic development.

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Faculty and Staff May 11, 2020
UD researcher joins global consortium linking COVID-19 and loss of taste, smell

Julie Walsh-Messinger, University of Dayton assistant professor of psychology, has contributed to a new massive crowdsourced survey of COVID-19 patients from around the world which provides the greatest evidence to date of a link between COVID-19 and the loss of smell, taste and chemesthesis — or sensitivity to chemicals such as those in chili peppers. The findings may have implications for prioritizing the limited supply of COVID-19 tests.

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Campus and Community May 08, 2020
UD in the news May 1-8

President Eric F. Spina's commentary in the Dayton Daily News about UD being committed to the greater community and his comments in the Dayton Business Journal about how higher education can change for the good are among this week's highlights In the News. The Academic Minute and The Conversation also featured the research of a trio of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Students May 05, 2020
Record number of Flyers set to receive degrees

The University of Dayton is poised to send a record-setting number of Flyers into the world ready to learn, lead and serve.

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Research May 01, 2020
UD in the news April 25-May 1

Athletic Business magazine wrote about how UD Arena quickly transformed from an NCAA tournament site to a COVID-19 testing site. Several local media featured efforts to assist students in need and the River Stewards book about Dayton's rivers for quarantined kids, plus faculty experts discussing the financial markets and voting by mail.

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Faculty and Staff May 01, 2020
Political scientist finds disconnect in Libertarian Party platform, voters

University of Dayton political scientist Christopher Devine has written the definitive academic study of the Libertarian Party — America’s third largest political party. He documents a growing disconnect between the party’s radical platform and the more mainstream, “fiscally conservative and socially liberal” policy preferences of its rank-and-file supporters.

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Campus and Community April 28, 2020
President Spina: 'We will place the University's identity, values, educational mission, and care for the community at the center of every decision'

Over its 170 years, the University of Dayton has transformed and persevered. We were founded by four Marianist brothers in the middle of a cholera epidemic. We experienced the Great Dayton Flood of 1913 and the flu pandemic of 1918, two events that forced the campus, then known as Saint Mary’s College, to temporarily close. We’ve seen students and staff go to war, and weathered economic depressions and downturns with the Dayton community. 

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Research April 24, 2020
FastLane at University of Dayton Research Institute helps boost production of isolation gowns

When COVID-19 strained the supply of isolation gowns needed in hospitals during the pandemic, FastLane at UDRI was ready to take on the challenge.

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President April 24, 2020
UD in the news April 18-24

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured UD Arena serving as a COVID-19 testing site in a series about what colleges are doing to combat the virus. Several local and regional media highlighted how UD is supporting students with virtual celebrations on what would've been graduation weekend, the student crisis fund and career advice. Others tapped faculty expertise on learning and effects on the economy during the pandemic.

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