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Regional, National and International

When Martin Sheen accepted an honorary degree from the University in May, media nationwide, along with the Dayton Daily News and the three local TV stations, took notice. At least 50 outlets in 17 states picked up this Associated Press story about the event, according to the Meltwater media monitoring service. A Google search showed more than 340 outlets picked up the story. Today host Matt Lauer congratulated Sheen on the honor during an interview. NPR’s On Point, carried by 290 stations nationwide to an audience of 1.5 million, included Sheen’s remarks at graduation in its roundup of graduation speeches. The Dayton Daily News devoted a full page to a story about Sheen's Dayton roots and his activism.

University experts were sought for their perspective on Pope Francis' anticipated climate encyclical. National Catholic Reporter quoted Vince Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, in its story "Encyclical on environment sparks hope among academics, activists." The Climate Wire website also quoted Miller about Cardinal Peter Turkson's role in the pope's climate change push. Turkson visited campus in 2013. America magazine quoted Miller in its story "Clues to the Encyclical: It Will be a Theological, Not a Political Argument."

The Catholic Register, a Toronto publication, quoted theologian Kelly Johnson in its story about the  anticipated encyclical.

The BeingLatino website quoted Bill Portier, the Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology, about Pope Francis' popularity.

The Associated Press picked up a Dayton Daily News story the last weekend of May about the University’s $17 million investment in student residences. At least 270 outlets picked up the AP story. All three local TV stations and the Dayton Business Journal also did stories about the investment.

The Associated Press quoted terrorism expert Mark Ensalaco in a story about the views of a new FBI official on terror threats. At least 36 outlets nationwide picked up the story. The Associated Press also quoted Ensalaco earlier in the month for "Ohio Cases Highlight Challenges in Domestic Terror Probes" that ran in at least 844 outlets, including The New York Times,, Navy Times, Military Times, Yahoo! News in the U.K. and even an English language site for Somalis.

The Atlantic's story "Immigrants in the Rust Belt Face Different Challenges" mentioned the research of sociologist Theo Majka and quoted him extensively.

The Manufacturer website, Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal and all three local TV stations did stories about an Ohio Development Services Agency award that will enable the Research Institute to work with Ohio manufacturers to support aircraft manufacturer Airbus, which is looking to double its spending with U.S. suppliers, as well as other aerospace manufacturers interested in doing business in Ohio. Bloomberg Businessweek picked up the Dayton Daily News story.

The website picked up the University’s news release about assistant geology professor Umesh Haritashya helping lead a project that examines satellite photos of the Himalayan mountain range for possible earthquake-related hazards. All three local TV stations also interviewed him.

The Indian Express quoted Vision Lab Director Vijayan Asari about the challenges of security and privacy for "smart cities."

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland quoted law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister in its story "Prosecutors may feel pressure to make decisions more quickly in police use-of-force cases."

The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, interviewed Ohio law expert Charlie Hallinan about red-light cameras rekindling the debate on home rule.

Law professor Dennis Greene was a guest of WGBH-FM in Boston to discuss the history of protests of racial discrimination.

The Hill quoted law professor emerita Vernellia Randall about "Our media’s role in a modern healthcare crisis."

A PBS "Inside the Artist’s Studio" segment featuring Amy Kollar Anderson mentioned ArtStreet and her exhibit there.

Larry Schweikart, a banking and business historian, discussed the history of checks and why they are still in use in the 21st century on the website Motherboard.

Sean Ferguson, the University of Dayton student who was struck by lightning on campus in April, was still in the news. The amazing story of how CPR saved his life was carried by the website EMS and Pittsburgh station WTAE-TV continued its coverage when Ferguson left the hospital a month after the accident. At least 23 affiliates across the country picked up this or a related story.

The website quoted sports management expert Peter Titlebaum in its story "2015's Mayweather vs. Pacquiao By The Numbers."

Philosophy professor Messay Kebede's op-ed "Ethiopia: Is the TPLF Unintentionally Preparing the Ground for a Military Takeover?" appeared on

The website of South Africa's most watched TV news channel ran the op-ed of history professor Julius Amin titled "What American students can learn from immersing themselves in Africa." ran a story about "Humorist Erma Bombeck’s Legacy Lives On At the University of Dayton."

Politics and communication expert Joe Valenzano made multiple appearances on WLW-AM in Cincinnati to discuss Election 2016.

WLW-AM and all three local TV station interviewed political violence expert Jeremy Forbis about whether a shooting attack at a cartoon contest in Texas was tied to ISIS.

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV highlighted the University's enrollment success for the incoming fall class.

The Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal wrote about the appointment of Vince Lewis as the new Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneur-in-Residence and director of the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the university’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship program.

Dayton Daily News

May 4: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sports science, “Can we please make after-game snacks healthy?”

May 6: Rick Scudder, University of Dayton Research Institute Center for UAS Exploitation, FAA rules on unmanned aerial systems.

May 7: Dan Birdsong, political science, low voter turnout.

May 8: Jason Eckert, career services, job outlook.

May 13: William Roberts, religious studies, retirement.

May 18: Jennifer Dalton, health and sports science, 5 healthy strategies for family road trip.

May 31: Roesch LIbrary, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

Dayton Business Journal

May 27: Research Institute, Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems to develop high-tech solutions for coordinate measurement machines. 


May 10: Steve Kendig, director of energy utilization, appliances that cost you money even when they are off. 


May 3: Lori Shaw, law, Freddy Gray case in Baltimore. 


May 7: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, "Cold Winters And Global Warming."

May 21: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, "College Campuses, Students Look For Sustainable Food Systems." 

Sidney Daily News

May 11: Student Matthew Pulfer, IT FLIES USA.