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Princeton Review Publisher Robert Franek highlighted the University as one of the best in the nation for internships during a Today Show segment on a new Princeton Review book — Colleges that Pay You Back. He also said the University is "one of his personal favorites." The link is to the entire segment. The University of Dayton is mentioned at the 3:00 mark.

New York Times story cited political scientist Michelle Pautz’s research that suggests films can influence views of government. Austin, Texas, television station KEYE-TV picked up the story.

The Associated Press picked up the University's news release about the announcement that the University's Romero Award will go to Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras. More than 150 outlets, including The Columbus Dispatch, Honduras Today,, and television stations in Wheeling and Charleston, West Virginia, and Youngstown, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, picked up the story.

An Associated Press story quoted Richard Stock, director of the University of Dayton Business Research group, in this story about the economic revival of Wilmington, Ohio. Nearly 800 outlets picked up the story. The University received an added bump when the AP wrote another story previewing Gov. Kasich's State of the State address in Wilmington. Some of the outlets picking up the stories include ABC News, Stars and Stripes, CNBC, Yahoo! News, and Washington Post.

The Dayton Daily News picked up the University's news release about Sr. Helen Prejean's Speaker Series event and The Associated Press picked up the Dayton Daily News story. More than 200 outlets picked up The Associated Press story, including, the websites of television stations in Saginaw, Michigan; Wheeling and Charleston, West Virginia; and Youngstown, Dayton, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bill Portier, Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology, talked to International Business Times at the beginning of the month about the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

The website of PBS Newshour mentioned "The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates," which will be on display this spring at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio, in partnership with the University of Dayton.

Religion News Service conducted a Q&A with political scientist Joshua Ambrosius about how religious views affect people’s views of space exploration.

New Orleans news website cited Ambrosius' research that showed typical "Democratic strongholds" haven't been "reliably blue" during presidential elections during the last decade or so. The Atlantic also cited this research in its story "What Makes a Dense Urban County Vote Republican?"

IRIN, a news website for humanitarian news and analysis, cited the research of Alexandra Budabin in its story about "Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you."

Vince Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, is quoted in this National Catholic Reporter story about Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan's evolution from pro-life to pro-choice.

WLW-AM invited political violence expert Jeremy Forbis twice in February to discuss ISIS and terror in the Middle East.

Sustainability expert Bob Brecha was a guest of WLW-AM to discuss climate change. Brecha also discussed fossil fuel divestment for the website Fossil Free Indexes.

WLW-AM also tapped marketing expert Randy Sparks to discuss Super Bowl commercials.

Students at the University of Dayton China Institute talked to City United TV in Suzhou, China, about looking forward to visitinglocal families to experience Chinese New Year. The segment is in Chinese and runs from the 5:03 mark to 7:21.

At least 126 outlets nationwide picked up this story about a deadly rail crash in New York that quotes railroad expert and former University of Dayton professor Steven Harrod.

Dayton-area Media

Dayton Daily News

Feb. 1: Mike Gorman and Mark Jacobs, business, Standard Register.

Feb. 4: College Goal Sunday.

Feb. 9: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sport science, food insecurity.

Feb. 15: Paul McGreal, law, federal lawsuit about health care.

Feb. 18: Dayton Speakers Series, Dead Man Walking.

Feb. 21: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, retail development.

Feb. 26: Bob Taft, death penalty op-ed.

Feb. 28: Tom Hagel, law, insanity defenses.


Feb. 9: Art Jipson, criminal justices studies, crimes over shoes.

Feb. 13: Black History Month.

Feb. 16: Black History Month.

Feb. 23: Black History Month.

Feb. 23: Career fair.

Feb. 24: Human Rights Center, Romero Award.

Feb. 28: Eddy Rojas, engineering, Emerson partnership, construction.


Feb. 2: Tracy Harmon-Kizer, marketing, Super Bowl ads.

Feb. 3: I Love UD.

Feb. 3: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, health care options in the Miami Valley.

Feb. 10: Bob Taft, state ballot initiatives.

Feb. 11: Jeremy Forbis, sociology, terrorism.

Feb. 23: Career fair.

Feb. 24: Joe Valenzano, communication, State of the State Address.

Feb. 26: Sr. Helen Prejean, Dayton Speaker Series, death penalty.


Feb. 2: Randy Sparks, marketing, Super Bowl commercials.

Feb. 13: Journalism class, Brian Williams scandal.

Feb. 23: Kwynn Townsend Riley, student, Black History Month.

Feb. 25: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, pink tax.

Feb. 26: Sr. Helen Prejean, Dayton Speaker Series, death penalty.

Dayton Business Journal

Feb. 3: UDRI, UAS research.

Feb. 17: Tom Lasley, education, high school interns.

Feb. 25: UDRI, research project.


Feb. 22: Julius Amin, history, "Integrating African American Experience into Education."

Dayton City Paper

Feb. 3: Human Rights Center, Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers exhibit in coordination with PROOF: Media for Social Justice.

Feb. 24: Rites. Rights. Writes, Dead Man Walking opera partnership.