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Media turned to several of the University’s political science and elections experts the week of the election. Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong did interviews with Dayton stations ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV, The Columbus Dispatch, Catholic News Service and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland on a variety of post-election topics. Education professor Tom Lasley talked to NPR Impact Ohio about the gubernatorial candidates' education platforms and Former Ohio governor and Bob Taft, a distinguished research associate in the School of Education and Health Sciences discussed voter turnout with the Dayton Daily News.

During Thanksgiving Break, the announcement of activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campus speech received national attention. In addition to local coverage by WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and the Dayton Daily NewsThe Associated Press did a story, which nearly 700 outlets picked up.

In a pair of interviews with WLW-AM in Cincinnati, human rights and terrorism expert Mark Ensalaco talked about U.S. foreign policy and immigration.

Sandra Yocum, an associate religious studies professor, was a guest of The Warren Pierce Show on WJR-AM in Detroit to talk about the latest happenings at the Vatican.

Aviation historian Janet Bednarek talked to Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate about declining flights and rising costs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Bednarek's op-ed "Longing for the 'golden age' of air travel? Be careful what you wish for" appeared on the website The Conversation, a not-for-profit, independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector.

Religion News Service cited assistant political science professor Josh Ambrosius' research on the connection between religion and views of space exploration. The Week website also cited Ambrosius' research in "Why Christians should get on board with space exploration."

America magazine mentioned the University's decision to divest from fossil fuels this summer in an update on "Catholics and Climate Divestment.The Washington Times also mentioned the University in "Colleges resist climate activists' pleas for fossil fuel divestment."

The Boston Herald interviewed religious studies professor Dennis Doyle for its story on "Sean O’Malley: American face of the papacy."

Education law expert Charlie Russo's op-ed "Legal Issues Surrounding Christmas in Public Schools" appeared in the November issue of School Business Affairs.

Philosophy professor Messay Kebede’s op-ed "The Twilight of Non-Violent Change in Ethiopia and the Slippery Ground of TPLF’s Power Strategy" appeared on the Ethiopian blog

Grant Neeley, interim political science chair, talked to The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, about "State Democrats take stock of recent electoral routs."

Dayton-area Media

Multiple outlets

Law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister talked to the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV about using self defense as a defense in legal cases.

Law professor Tom Hagel talked the Dayton Daily News and ABC22/Fox45 about the Ferguson grand jury decision.

The Sidney Daily News and Piqua Daily Call ran features about student Madeleine Schneider’s involvement in Christmas on Campus.

During Thanksgiving Break, WHIO-AM, WHIO-TV and WDTN-TV covered the Marian Library’s Nativities exhibit. The Catholic Telegraph and the University of Notre Dame's student newspaper also did stories about nativities on loan from the Marian Library in their areas.

Dayton Daily News

Nov. 1: Brian LaDuca, ArtStreet.

Nov. 5: University of Dayton Research Institute renovation.

Nov. 6: Jennifer Davis-Berman, social work, end-of-life issues.

Nov. 6: Tom Hagel, law, criminal case.

Nov. 10: Diana Cuy Castellanos, dietetics, eating well.

Nov. 11: Susan Brenner, law, U.S. Postal Service hacking.

Nov. 12: Bob Brecha, sustainability, and Michelle Pautz, political science, U.S.-China climate agreement.

Nov. 24: Jennifer Dalton, dietetics, nutrition during the holidays.


Nov. 19: Jamie Longazel, sociology, immigration.

Nov 24: Tom Hagel, law, and Tim Apolito, criminal justice studies; Cleveland shooting.


Nov. 10: Kristallnacht.

Nov. 20: Art Jipson, sociology, Facebook privacy.


Nov. 14: Bob Brecha, sustainability, U.S.-China agreement.

Nov. 28: Bob Brecha, sustainability, energy efficient homes.