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News Archive

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

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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Faith/Mission April 23, 2020
Catholic Volunteer Network lists University of Dayton Center for Social Concern among Top Schools for Service

The Catholic Volunteer Network has listed the University of Dayton and its Center for Social Concern housed in the Office of Campus Ministry among its Top Schools for Service, a list of 25 campus ministry and service-learning offices nationwide that have demonstrated excellence in supporting young adults and advocating for post-graduate service programs.

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Students April 22, 2020
Student Crisis Fund sees increase in requests, donations

The University of Dayton Student Crisis Fund has seen a dramatic increase in requests, as well as donations, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students April 20, 2020
Class of 2020 virtual celebrations

The University of Dayton will hold virtual celebrations for the Class of 2020. The celebrations do not replace commencement exercises, but are an extra way to mark an important milestone in the lives of graduates.

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Faculty and Staff April 17, 2020
UD in the news April 10-17

Media nationwide continued to cover UD efforts to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic and tap UD experts to explain how the pandemic is affecting American society. Highlights include placements in University Business, The Conversation, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and the National Jurist. Political scientist and VP selection expert Christopher Devine continues to provide insight to media around the world, including an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times and interviews for Vox and a Ukrainian outlet.

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Faculty and Staff April 13, 2020
'Do Running Mates Matter?' Political scientist co-authors new book

Do vice presidential running mates really matter? The first comprehensive book to focus on the topic has the data to prove it.

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