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National and local media frequently sought Vince Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, for his insight on the encyclical. NPR and The New York Times quoted him in stories, and he wrote the op-ed "A Spiritual Challenge to Face a Crisis of our Own Making" for America magazine. Local station ABC 22/Fox 45 also came to campus to interview him.

Bob Brecha, director of research for the Hanley Sustainability Institute, wrote the op-ed "Why the Pope's Encyclical Laudato Si Is Important for Non-Catholics" for the Huffington Post.

Associate history professor Una Cadegan was among the experts quoted in the National Catholic Reporter story "World weighs in on 'Laudato Si.'" The story also mentioned the University’s decision to divest in 2014 and how President Daniel Curran said that as one of the first Catholic colleges in the country to do so, the University felt alone and challenged at the time of this new investment strategy. Now, he said he thinks the encyclical will be a “wonderful instrument to push these discussions forward” relative to the environment and investments.

In another story about the encyclical mentioning the University’s decision to divest, interim Provost Paul Benson told the website the University's decision to divest was driven by Catholic values of "care for creation" and "solidarity with the poor."

The International Business Times quoted Bill Portier, Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology, in its story "Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical: Divided Catholics, Church Hierarchy May Challenge Environmental Call In US." Portier said, "Whatever culture war side you're on in this argument is going to have a whole lot to do with how you receive what the encyclical teaches."

Regional, National and International

Bob Brecha, director of research for the Hanley Sustainability Institute, wrote the op-ed "Can Free Trade Agreements Be Consistent With Climate Change Mitigation?" for the Huffington Post.

The Washington Times was among more than 200 outlets that picked up this Associated Press brief about a $21.6 million contract for the Research Institute to research aerospace engine combustion technologies and components. Local station WDTN-TV, the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal also reported it.

The Associated Press quoted juries expert Thaddeus Hoffmeister in two stories that received widespread attention. More than 300 outlets picked up this Associated Press story about untruthful jurors and at least 575 outlets picked up this Associated Press story about jurors trying to avoid news about big cases. wrote about political scientist Joshua Ambrosius’ research about religious beliefs affecting views on space exploration. picked up the story.

Inside Higher Ed wrote about Nasser Razek's research that found Saudi students in the U.S. are much more likely to report engaging in academically dishonest behaviors than their American counterparts. Razek is a clinical faculty member in the higher education administration program.

Grant Neely, interim political science department chair, discussed Rick Perry's chances in the presidential race with the website Sputnik International.

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong discussed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's chances in the presidential race with The New Orleans Advocate.

The website Commercial Property Executive, WDTN-TV, Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal reported on the University’s $17 million investment during the next two years to upgrade housing in its student neighborhoods. and the Dayton Business Journal reported on $10 million in funding for an additive manufacturing innovation research program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that will include the University.

Bloomberg Businessweek picked up a Dayton Daily News story quoting assistant operations management professor Mark Jacobs about Standard Register’s recovery.

Matthew DeWitt, a distinguished research engineer at the University of Dayton Research Institute's Von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center, talked to Aviation International News about the EPA setting the stage to regulate aircraft GHG emissions.

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

The Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal wrote about the University of Dayton Research Institute receiving a $255,000 grant for 3-D printing.

The Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal and WHIO-TV shared the news about John Leland becoming the University’s permanent vice president for research.

WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV did stories about the Salvador Dali Alice in Wonderland exhibit at University.

All three local TV stations and the Dayton Daily News came to the School of Law's Program in Law and Technology symposium to talk to Chief Information Officer Tom Skill or Program in Law and Technology Director Tracy Reilly about a cyber attack that compromised the personal data of millions of federal workers.

Dayton Daily News

June 3: Jim Durham, law, real estate law.

June 8: Diana Cuy Castellanos, dietetics, farmers markets.

June 12: Jeff Malik, Rivers Institute, Dayton learns from Pittsburgh’s rebirth.

June 13: Research Institute, Materials and Manufacturing Aerospace Technology Hub program.

June 16: Jeannette Cox, law, employment discrimination.

June 17: Mark Jacobs, business, Standard Register.

June 19: Emerson Helix.

June 22: Jennifer Dalton, dietetics, gluten-free travels.

June 23: Bill Trollinger, history, Confederate flag.


June 12: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting case.

June 29: John Leland, UDRI, appointment as vice president.

June 30: Terence Law, business, Greece.


June 3: Nancy Miller, political science, politician pay raises.

June 5: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, law, marijuana convictions.

June 24: Bob Taft, gubernatorial powers in Ohio.

June 29: Grant Neeley, political science, Gov. Kasich’s possible presidential run.


June 3: Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center, human trafficking.


June 25: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, climate change.

Dayton Business Journal

June 12: AFRL and UD putting $200K behind community innovation project.