UD in the News Oct. 19-26

Three religious studies faculty contributed think-pieces for national news outlets The Conversation and Catholic News Service. Meghan Henning explained 'Why the Christian Idea of Hell No Longer Persuades People to Care for the Poor' in The Conversation and Cecilia Moore discussed Black Catholic History Month and Jana Bennett wrote about 'Being Catholic Online — Problems and Possibilities' for Catholic News Service.

ABC22/Fox45 interviewed political scientist Christopher Devine about companies and campaigns buying info and using it for targeted robocalls. Outlets in Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; and Birmingham, Alabama, picked up the story.

Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal, WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox45 reported on University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina's new contract. ABC22/Fox45 and Dayton Daily News covered an Ohio Innocence Project event in the School of Law. ABC22/Fox45 featured Pothitos "Takis" Pitychoutis' grant to study proteins related to mental conditions.

Other local media interviewed faculty experts about Sears declaring bankruptcy, election issues, human trafficking and the migrant caravan to the United States.

A sample of the news coverage during the last week is below, and you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage during October. 

Why the Christian Idea of Hell No Longer Persuades People to Care for the Poor
The Conversation
Meghan Henning, religious studies

Choosing Catholicism and Celebrating Black Catholic History Month
The Dialog via Catholic News Service
Cecilia Moore, religious studies

Being Catholic Online — Problems and Possibilities via Catholic News Service
Jana Bennett, religious studies

Companies, Campaigns Are Buying Info and Using It to Target You Politically in Robocalls
ABC22/Fox45 (versions also ran in Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Birmingham, Alabama; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
Christopher Devine, political science

UD Approves New Five-Year Contract for President Eric Spina
Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal, WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox45

Dozens Join Fight to End Human Trafficking
Tony Talbott, Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton

UD Researcher Gets Grant to Study Role-Specific Protein Related to Mental Conditions
Pothitos "Takis" Pitychoutis, biology and Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton

The Number of Migrants Marching North is Growing
Neomi De Anda, religious studies
WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox45

City of Dayton Residents Will Vote on Removing Small Fines for Marijuana
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

Sears Closures, Bankruptcy Impact May Be Beneficial in Long Run
Dayton Daily News
Riley Dugan, marketing

Men Who Were Wrongfully Convicted Raise Awareness about Issues in Criminal Justice System
ABC22/Fox45 and Dayton Daily News
School of Law


News and Communications Staff