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January In the News

As we entered a new year, the University of Dayton continued to be in the news for a variety of stories. Media tapped faculty for their expertise in elections and the law, among other topics. National business outlets wrote about School of Business Administration initiatives in China and a dietitian in the School of Education and Health Sciences offered advice on living a healthy lifestyle to national specialty publications.

Highlights for January are below, but you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage for the month. The total value of January's coverage is an estimated $1.24 million with an estimated reach of nearly 403.4 million people.

Including January, the total perceived advertising value of the University's media coverage for fiscal year 2016 is at least $36.6 million. The potential audience reached is at least 8.45 billion. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 1,817 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Bloomberg Businessweek picked up a Dayton Daily News story about LEED Gold certification for the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Bloomberg Businessweek also picked up Dayton Daily News stories about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's class on the history of the blues, winners in the Business Plan Competition's China contest and an award for President Dan Curran from the Dayton Development Coalition. The Dayton Business Journal also wrote about the award.

The Associated Press also picked up the Dayton Daily News story about the Business Plan Competition in China contest winners and at least 150 outlets ran the story.

A reporter with WCPO-TV in Cincinnati talked to Joe Valenzano, an expert on rhetoric and political communication, and Randy Sparks, an expert in speech, debate and persuasive communication, about Ohio Gov. John Kasich's debate performances and what he can do to improve his position in the GOP race. WCPO also talked to political science lecturer Dan Birdsong about what the GOP debate in January may look like without Donald Trump.

Law professor and natural resources law expert Blake Watson talked to Inside Climate News about lawsuits accusing fracking companies of triggering Oklahoma's earthquake surge.

Time Warner Cable Southern Tier did a story about a local exhibit featuring Nativities on loan from the University of Dayton.

Diana Cuy Castellanos, a registered dietitian, assistant professor of health and sports science, and a volunteer with the Kids Eat Right Campaign, discussed what may be the simplest way to help fight childhood obesity in a story on the Food and Wine Magazine website.

The website WalletHub talked to Cuy Castellanos about 2016's Best and Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle. Fox 19 in Cincinnati quoted her about Cincinnati's ranking. The Springfield News Sun quoted her in a related story about Springfield's status among "The Least Healthy City in Every State," according to

Terence Lau, associate dean of undergraduate programs at the School of Business Administration in Ohio, wrote an article about the University of Dayton China Institute for BizEd, the leading voice of business education.

All three Dayton TV stations, the Dayton Daily News and Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Catholic Telegraph reported on Flyers for Life activities on campus in lieu of the group’s trip to Washington, D.C. for the march for life. Flyers for Life canceled its trip because of a major snow storm forecast for the region. The National Catholic Register also mentioned the University of Dayton's pro-life event.

Philosophy professor Messay Kebede wrote "Ethiopia: Unity Overrides Everything!" for the Ethiopian blog

History professor Julius Amin wrote the op-ed "Why Martin Luther King's anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed" for the website The Conversation. It also appeared on the website

Pakistani website featured Muhammad Usman's visit and talk to a national workshop on the applications of computational methods in finance and engineering.

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

All three local TV stations and the Dayton Daily News did stories on the University's announcement that Rodney Chatman had been selected as the new executive director of public safety and chief of police. WDTN-TV did a sit-down interview with Chatman later in the month.

WDTN-TV, WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News talked to political science and human rights lecturer Tony Talbott about a reported hydrogen bomb test in North Korea.

The websites of the Cox Ohio outlets, Dayton Daily News, WHIO radio and WHIO-TV, previewed the Speaker Series event with Elijah Anderson.

Dayton Daily News

Jan. 2: Nativities exhibit.

Jan. 7: Dan Birdsong, political science, race to replace John Boehner.

Jan. 14: Julie Mitchell, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, blues class.

Jan. 16: Tom Hagel, law, Barton case.

Jan. 18: Jennifer Dalton, health and sport science, benefits of zinc.

Jan. 29: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sport science, "What are our preschoolers eating?"

Jan. 29: A partnership to turn a former elementary school into an urban agriculture education center and community green space.

Jan. 30: Latino art exhibit.

Dayton Business Journal

Jan. 14: Tracy Reilly, School of Law, IP Clinic.

Jan. 29: Jason Eckert, career services, career services survey.


Jan. 21: Bob Wilkens, engineering, gas prices.


Jan. 11: Margie Pinnell, engineering, STEM education.

Jan. 25: Dan Birdsong, political science, Democrat town hall meeting.