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All major local media outlets and The Associated Press covered President Daniel J. Curran's announcement he will be stepping down in June 2016. Nearly 180 outlets picked up The Associated Press story. The highlights of the local coverage include the Dayton Daily News' story "After 14 years, Curran will leave behind a very different UDand the Dayton Business Journal's story "Dan Curran brought global business to UD, Dayton region."

The Dayton Daily NewsDayton Business Journal and The Associated Press reported on the American Cultural Center opening at the University of Dayton China Institute. Approximately 240 outlets nationwide, including The Washington Times, picked up The Associated Press story.

The University's announcement that Andrew Horner will become the next vice president for finance and administrative services received coverage from the Dayton Daily NewsDayton Business Journal, WDTN-TVWHIO-TV and The Associated Press. More than 200 outlets picked up The Associated Press story.

All three local TV stations, the Dayton Daily News and The Associated Press picked up the University's news release about graduation. More than 100 outlets picked up The Associated Press story.

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Gazette section listed Tracy Reilly's appointment as director of the Program in Law and Technology and Daniel J. Curran's announcement he's stepping down as president in June 2016.

Terrorism and human rights expert Mark Ensalaco was a guest of WLW's Scott Sloan this month to discuss the CIA torture report and the Sydney hostage siege.

Juan Santamarina, history department chair and expert on Cuban and Latin American history, also was Sloan's guest on WLW to discuss diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Santamarina also talked to the International Business Times for its story on "Cuba's American Classic Cars: Only Lifting The US Embargo Will Save Country's Trove Of Well-Worn Wheels."

The Associated Press quoted Jana Bennett, associate religious studies professor, in a story about the Vatican investigation of U.S. women's religious orders. Nearly 800 outlets picked up the story, including The New York Times, Fox News, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, London Daily Mail, Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo! News.

In addition to Bennett, major national media sought out religious studies faculty Vince Miller and Bill Portier for their insights on Pope Francis and the Vatican. The International Business Times talked to Portier, Mary Ann Spearin Chair in Catholic Theology, about Pope Francis' year. The Hill talked to Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, for a story titled "Pope Francis drives a wedge between Catholic Church, GOP."

The National Catholic Reporter wrote about a statement by Catholic theologians, including Miller, calling for "police reform and racial justice" in America.

Law professor Jeannette Cox talked to about how to "Manage Menopausal Symptoms at Work." Lifescript bills itself as the top website dedicated to women's health.

Dennis Greene, law professor and former movie studio executive, joined News One via Skype to discuss the Sony leaks and Hollywood's attitude towards Blacks.

The Associated Press in South Bend, Indiana, ran a brief about a prayer pilgrimage at the University of Notre Dame centered on a display of nativities from the Marian Library. About 30 outlets in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky picked up the brief. The Cardinal Newman Society also wrote about display and prayer event.

Research by assistant political science professor Josh Ambrosius' research on how religion influences support for space exploration received extensive national coverage. Space reporter Leonard David wrote a piece for that received more than 25,000 Facebook likes. America magazine and at least 10 diocesan media outlets picked up Dennis Sadowski's Catholic News Service piece. Other outlets covering Ambrosius' research include Religion News Service, The Space Reporter, Houston Space News Examiner, The Week and CBS Cleveland.  

All three local TV stations and the Dayton Daily News interviewed Kevin Poormon in the University of Dayton Research Institute about his division's work on the Orion spacecraft. Multiple TV stations in Cincinnati and Columbus also ran stories before and after the launch. The Associated Press picked up news of UDRI's research tests on the Orion spacecraft. Nearly 60 outlets, including The Washington Times and San Antonio Express-News, picked up The Associated Press story.

Dayton-area Media

Multiple outlets

All three local TV stations, the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal covered the announcement the University had purchased and will renovate the Dayton Marriott. 

WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV previewed and covered Christmas on Campus activities.

Law professor Tom Hagel discussed police interview tactics in Beavercreek Walmart shooting case with WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News

Dayton Daily News

Dec. 4: Bob Wilkens, engineering, gas prices.

Dec. 8: Diana Cuy Castellanos, dietetics, toddler nutrition.

Dec. 13: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, holiday shopping season.

Dec. 21: Five-year anniversary of the University purchasing the NCR world headquarters.

Dec. 24: Distance 4 Dreams service club.

Dec. 26: Jason Eckert, career services, job market. 


Dec. 7: Tracy Reilly, law, appointment as Program in Law and Technology director.

Dec. 14: Susan Brenner, law, cybercrime (WHIO Reports).

Dec. 17: Roesch Library, pet therapy for finals week. 


Dec. 1: Irene Dickey, marketing, Black Friday.

Dec. 17: Janet Greenlee, accounting, charitable donations. 


Dec. 3: Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech on campus. 


Dec. 21: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, gas prices.

Dec. 29: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, electric cars.