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April In the News

The grand opening of the Emerson Helix, Election 2016 and related hot-button topics climate and immigration, and Pope Francis' exhortation on love in the family were among the topics driving news coverage for the University in April.

Highlights for April are below, and you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage for the month. The total value of April's coverage is an estimated $2.98 million with an estimated reach of 1.7 billion people.

Including April, the total perceived advertising value of the University's media coverage for fiscal year 2016 is at least $48.9 million. The potential audience reached is at least 11.94 billion. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 2,988 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Figures do not include a perceived ad value of at least $6.36 million and potential audience of at least 2.2 billion from the University of Dayton's participation in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Regional, National and International

The National Catholic Reporter, Dayton Daily News, Catholic News Service and talked to Jana Bennett, assistant religious studies professor, about Pope Francis' exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), on Love in the Family. At least 33 Catholic publications picked up the Catholic News Service story.

The Associated Press, Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal covered the Emerson Helix grand opening. Nearly 400 outlets picked up The Associated Press story.

In Trust magazine quoted Vice President for Finance and Administration Andy Horner extensively in its story "Green revolving funds for campus sustainability," which helps positions the University as a leader in campus sustainability and gives visibility to the Hanley Institute. In Trust magazine is published quarterly by the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, an organization that strengthens the governance and institutional capacity of theological schools.

Bloomberg picked up the Dayton Daily News story when interim provost Paul Benson was named to fill the job permanently. WYSO-FM, WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV and the Dayton Business Journal also covered the announcement.

Climate Progress, The (Louisville, Kentucky) Courier-Journal and PerfScience quoted Michelle Pautz, associate professor of political science, in stories about shifts in climate change perspectives.

Nearly 900 outlets nationwide picked up an Associated Press story quoting law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister about whether the 911 caller in the Beavercreek Walmart shooting case could face criminal charges.

International broadcaster RT quoted Hoffmeister in its story "In the Like of duty: Jurors facing fines for Facebooking in court." The RT network consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Arabic and Spanish and online platforms in German and French. RT is available to more than 700 million people in more than 100 countries.

The New York Times referenced the University's tuition plan in its story "Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid."

CPA Practice Advisor picked up the Dayton Daily News story "Job Outlook Improves for New College Grads" that quotes Jason Eckert, director of career services, and student Kristen Broadbent, who locked down a pharmaceutical sales position in Phoenix with Glaxo SmithKline last November after receiving several other offers from companies including, Kraft Heinz and Cintas in Cincinnati.

Pennsylvania newspapers The Inquirer (Philadelphia), Citizens Voice (Luzerne County), The Morning Call (Allentown) and the Standard Speaker (Hazleton) wrote about sociologist Jamie Longazel's new book about Hazleton's immigration law. He also discussed the book in studio for PA Books Sunday on Pennsylvania Cable Network. You can see all of the clips here.

The website talked to religious studies professor Dennis Doyle about the year the Catholic church had three popes.

Court News Ohio featured the School of Law's accelerated option in a round up of 3+3 programs in Ohio.

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong talked to reporter John Breslin for "Kasich's political survival may depend on a few big donors" in AMI Newswire and "What Is John Kasich Doing?" in the National Memo. AMI Newswire is a wire service covering national security, politics, the economy and public integrity. The National Memo is a political newsletter and website. He also gave an interview to Sputnik News, formerly Voice of Russia. Click here for all of Birdsong's interviews about Election 2016 in April.

The website of Cincinnati TV station WCPO talked to communication department chair Joe Valenzano III on why New York newspapers love Kasich, but voters will likely give Trump a big win.

Law professor Blake Watson talked to Bloomberg BNA for its story "Earthquakes, Fracking, Disposal Wells...and Litigation." Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, tax, regulatory and business information for professionals. The Before It's News website also quoted Watson for its story "Frackers Use EPA Draft Water Report To Raise Doubts On Science."

Bloomberg picked up the Dayton Daily News story about results of the Business Plan Competition and expansion into Vietnam next year. The Dayton Business Journal also wrote about it.

Sociologist Miranda Hallett is quoted in a Curiousity magazine story Holding on to Home: Cultural Traditions Brought from Native Lands Preserve Heritage — and Hope. Curiosity magazine is a partnership between Fifth Third Bank and The Wall Street Journal Custom Studios.

At least 25 outlets picked up a Business Wire news release from Concord Hospitality Enterprises about the upcoming $21 million renovation of the Marriott at the University of Dayton. WDTN-TV, WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal also did stories. You can read all of the stories here.

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in April, click here.

Multiple Outlets

WDTN-TV, WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal did stories about the University of Dayton-Sinclair Academy, a partnership to help increase accessibility of a University of Dayton degree for students who start their education at Sinclair. Click here for the stories.

ABC22/Fox45 and the Dayton Daily News did stories on the Hanley Sustainability Institute's involvement in the Lincoln Hill Gardens urban farming project.

The Dayton Daily News, WHIO, WDTN and the Dayton Business Journal did stories about a partnership between the University of Dayton schools of business and engineering, the Air Force Research Lab and the Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton that brings together entrepreneurship and engineering students to commercialize Air Force technology. Click here for the stories.

WDTN-TV and the Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Daily News wrote about Kennedy Union renovations set to start later this year.

The Dayton Daily News and all three local TV stations covered the unveiling of the University of Dayton Research Institute's SMART Lab.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV did stories about the University offering two new summer programs in business and sustainability for high school students to earn college credit and experience hands-on learning. Click here for the stories.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News did stories on the Research Institute receiving a $17.4 Air Force contract to expand work on composite materials.

Dayton Daily News

April 2: Chapel renovation and tours.

April 8: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

April 14: Celebration of the Arts.

April 15: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

April 18: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

April 19: UDRI, $70 million Air Force contract.


April 7: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

April 26: Randy Sparks, marketing, Time Warner Cable merger.


April 6: Tom Hagel, law, Beavercreek Walmart shooting.

April 15: CityLinks.

April 18: Marian Library, Catholic Library Association's 2016 Aggiornamento Award.

April 21: Kathleen Scheltens, pre-medical programs, Miami Valley Healthcare Symposium.

April 27: Dan Birdsong, political science, Election 2016.


April 19: Celebration of Arts.

Dayton Business Journal

April 22: Joint juris doctor-master of public administration program.

Springfield News-Sun

April 16: Diana Cuy Castellanos, School of Education and Health Sciences, Clark County fighting minority health disparities.