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UD in the news Dec. 20-Jan. 3

National news program CBS 'Sunday Morning' on Dec. 22 highlighted the University of Dayton Marian Library's Nativities exhibit

National Catholic online outlet Crux and WXXA-TV in Albany, New York, also featured the Nativities in stories.

Vince MillerGudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, contributed an editorial to Commonweal about "Laudato Sí". Also in religious studies, The Daily Beast interviewed Meghan Henning about Mary, mother of Jesus, and her relationship with Hell, and Jana Bennett wrote "Deaf Christians often struggle to hear God's word, but some find meaning in the richness of who they are" for The Conversation.

Political scientist Dan Birdsong wrote about how state polls will factor into Election 2020 for The Conversation and The Associated Press quoted colleague Nancy Miller in a story about Dayton mayor and UD alumna Nan Whaley's response to local tragedies in 2019. At least 300 outlets picked up the AP story.

The School of Law received nice publicity for its recent successes on the front page of the Dayton Daily News local section and its mission to support minority students in Grit Daily News.

A FedScoop story quoted a 2018 University of Dayton study that found members of Generation Z have more confidence in institutions to protect their privacy than millennials.

WGVU-FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, conducted a two-part interview with communication department chair Joe Valenzano about "How divine realities are explored in current pop culture and media."

Nativity scenes, from the artistic to the living
CBS Sunday Morning
Sarah Cahalan, Marian Library

From hipsters to selfies and even diapers, Dayton's nativity scenes have it all
Sarah Cahalan, Marian Library

Nativity Tradition
WXXA-TV (Albany, New York) via Catholic News Service
Sarah Cahalan, Marian Library
Fr. Johann Roten, Marian Library

A cathedral not made by hands: "Laudato Sí" in an old-growth forest
Vince Miller, religious studies

That time the Virgin Mary went to Hell
The Daily Beast
Meghan Henning, religious studies

Want to know what will happen in 2020? Look to state polls for the answer
The Conversation
Dan Birdsong, political science

Deaf Christians often struggle to hear God's word, but some find meaning in the richness of who they are
The Conversation
Jana Bennett, religious studies

Ohio mayor reflects on turbulent year of shooting, tornadoes
The Associated Press (picked up by more than 300 outlets nationwide)
Nancy Miller, political science

How to help Gen Z enter the federal workforce safely and securely

How divine realities are explored in current pop culture and media
WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Joe Valenzano, communication

A rising tide lifts all ships: This Ohio law school's mission to support minority students
Grit Daily News
Andrew Strauss, School of Law

University of Dayton law school celebrates improved scores
Dayton Daily News
Andrew Strauss, School of Law
Eric F. Spina, president

Lawyer says man charged in fatal Turtlecreek Twp. shooting wasn’t there
Dayton Daily News
Tom Hagel, School of Law

Ring cameras hacked across the country, how should you protect yours?
Dave Salisbury, Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence


News and Communications Staff