Thursday February 23, 2017

Briefly Speaking

I Love UD, immigration and race in America, career fair, engineering week, Catholic art, and professional development among upcoming events

I LOVE UD KICKS OFF MONDAY, BENEFITS DAYTON CHILDREN'S, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 

The University of Dayton community will focus on making a difference on campus and beyond during this year’s I Love UD initiative. I Love UD, which runs Feb. 13-24, asks faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University to give back in their local community and make a gift to support the University of Dayton Fund for Experiential Learning to help students put theories learned in the classroom to work in the world. Campus events include making blankets for Dayton Children's Hospital. Participants can also "break up" with another school by donating a new or gently used college or team in exchange for an I Love UD T-shirt. All donated shirts will go to St. Vincent de Paul. Also, Flyers fans can give a new stuffed animal at the men's basketball game on Feb. 21 or the women's game on Feb. 22. The stuffed animals will be given to patients at Dayton Children's Hospital. More information at the related link. For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at mpant1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3256.

BRITISH JUDGE SPECIALIZING IN IMMIGRATION TO SERVE AS SCHOOL OF LAW JURIST-IN-RESIDENCE THE WEEK OF FEB. 19 

A British judge who has served as the chair of the special immigration appeals commission that reviews classified intelligence material on suspected terrorists and decides whether the British home secretary is justified in deporting, refusing entry or denying citizenship to them will be a jurist-in-residence at the University of Dayton School of Law the week of Feb. 19. As a jurist-in-residence, Sir John Royce will be a guest lecturer in classes, give a lunch presentation to all law students in the Keller Hall atrium at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, and conduct a class titled "Strengths and Weakness of the British Criminal Justice System" for the University of Dayton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Program from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in the 1700 S. Patterson Building. For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.

HIRE A FLYER: CAREER FAIR FEB. 27 IN UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ARENA

The University of Dayton will hold its spring career and internship fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at University of Dayton Arena. It's open to all University of Dayton students and alumni. More than 175 employers will be in attendance. Career Services will offer free shuttles to ferry students between campus and the arena. Buses will run between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. from the RecPlex. Free parking also is available in the arena's A Lot. Nearly all — 96 percent — of recent University of Dayton graduates report being employed, pursuing a graduate degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation, according to an annual survey conducted by the career services office. Visit https://www.udayton.edu/news for complete results. For more information, contact the University of Dayton Office of Career Services at 937-229-2045 or visit the related link. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.

CNN HERO OF YEAR, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH 'POINT OF LIGHT' WILL BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER DURING SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING E-WEEK FEB. 18-24

Chad Pregracke, founder and president of Living Lands & Waters who has helped direct the removal of nearly 9 million pounds of garbage from the Mississippi River, will be the keynote speaker during the University of Dayton School of Engineering's E-week Feb. 18-24. Pregracke's talk, free and open to the public, is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Pregracke's work was the subject of Anderson Cooper's CNN special Rescuing the River. U.S. President George W. Bush named him a national "point of light" and CNN named him Hero of the Year in 2013. The week kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with an Amazing Race-style competition. Other E-Week events include a calculator toss, taping professors to walls, Nerf wars, a canned-food stacking competition with the cans being later donated to charity, a competition to build the tallest structure out of newspapers, and a straw rocket and paper airplane competition, among others. "E-Week provides students opportunities to have fun incorporating what they've learned in the classroom in interesting and unconventional ways," said Heather Juhasik in the School of Engineering Visioneering Center. Visit the related link for a complete list of E-week events. For more information and interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu. 

'LITANY OF LORETO IN IMAGES' AT MARIAN LIBRARY JAN. 24-MARCH 10  

A University of Dayton exhibit features engravings by renowned Augsburg artist Josef Sebastian Klauber from a rare 18th century book. "Litany of Loreto in Images" runs Jan. 24 to March 10 in the Marian Library gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each image depicts a litany, or special prayer, to Mary, mother of Christ, and is related to a famous Marian shrine in Loreto, Italy, according to the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., Marian Library director of research, art and special projects. The 44 engravings illustrate the invocations of the famous Litany of Loreto with symbols from the Old Testament, classical culture and the history of Christian spirituality. Named after the Italian Marian sanctuary, the litany is not only a cherished spiritual treasure but also a concise theology of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Marian Library holds the largest repository in the world of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary. For more information, call 937-229-4214 or visit the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON DISCUSSION MARCH 8 TO FOCUS ON "THE BIRTH OF WHOSE NATION? BLACK AND WHITE IN AMERICA" 

Using the 1915 movie The Birth of a Nation, as the centerpiece, the University of Dayton will discuss "The Birth of Whose Nation? BLACK AND WHITE IN AMERICA" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center Sears Recital Hall on the University of Dayton campus. "Set in the Reconstruction-era South, The Birth of a Nation showed a violent, racialized vision of American society predicated upon white supremacy," said Lawrence Burnley, University of Dayton vice president for diversity and inclusion. "Its treatment of African-Americans proved a source of contentious debate at the time of its release, and its legacy continues to be felt today." In addition to Burnley, panelists will include award-winning filmmaker Dante James, University of Dayton associate religious studies professor Anthony Smith; Denise James, director of the University of Dayton director of women's and gender studies and Hsuan Tsen, University of Dayton art and design lecturer. The University of Dayton Alumni Chair in the Humanities is organizing and sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu. 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS 

Executive Development Programs 

Feb. 28: "The Influence Equation: Getting Things Done by Influencing Others" by Stevenson Carlebach, Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation. This session will help participants understand mistakes made when trying to influence others, identify ways people unintentionally create emotional resistance, and learn practical approaches to systematically influencing others to get things done. 

The cost for executive development programs is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $897 for center partners.  

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building. 

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.

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