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June In the News

The transition from Daniel J. Curran to Eric F. Spina, Election 2016 and legal analysis about an accident at the Cincinnati Zoo dominated the University's coverage in June.

Highlights for June 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 coverage in June is an estimated $6.5 million with an estimated reach of 697 million people.

The total perceived advertising value of the University's media coverage for fiscal year 2016 is at least $60 million. The potential audience reached is at least 13 billion. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 4,500 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 Associated Press and Cincinnati Enquirer interviewed Lori Shaw about whether child endangerment charges are possible for the mother of a child who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. At least 1,500 outlets picked up The Associated Press story, according to a Google search. AP ran Shaw's comments again in its story about the Hamilton County prosecutor's announcement that he would not file charges in the case. More than 1,700 outlets picked up that story.

Incoming Human Rights Center Executive Director Camilo Perez-Bustillo wrote this letter to the editor about the refugee crisis in Europe for La Jornada, billed as one of Mexico's leading daily newspapers which also lists more than 2 million visitors to its website. He also talked to Voice of America's Latin America and Eurasia services about refugees and migrants.

The New York Times quoted history professor Bill Trollinger and mentioned the book Righting America at the Creation Museum, written with his wife, Susan Trollinger, an English professor also at the University, in a story about the opening of the Ark Encounter by the same group. Several outlets nationwide, including, picked up The New York Times story. Open Letter Monthly also reviewed the book this month.

Bob Brecha, director of research in the Hanley Sustainability Institute, talked to about wind energy.

Talk Media News talked to religious studies professor Dennis Doyle about Iuvenescit Ecclesia (The Church rejuvenates). Talk Media News provides news to more than 400 radio stations across the United States.

The website Polizette talked to political scientist Christopher Devine about how "Trump-resistant Republicans like Romney and Ryan likely will star in Clinton’s campaign spots" and "Hillary Bemoans Big Money, Gobbles it Up."

KPCC-FM in Los Angeles interviewed Devine for its show "Take Two" about selecting a vice president. KNPR-FM in Las Vegas also aired the interview.

Devine also talked to The Hill for its story "Libertarians hope town hall will attract more voter support."

Communication department chair Joe Valenzano III was Marc Amazon's guest on WLW-AM to discuss Election 2016. The website for Cincinnati TV station WCPO also quoted Valenzano about the U.S. Senate race between Rob Portman and Ted Strickland.

RealClearPolitics interviewed political science lecturer Dan Birdsong about Hillary Clinton's strategy against Donald Trump - "In Swing States, Clinton to Rip Trump on Economy." RealClearPolitics is a news website visited by 5.9 million people each month.

Argentinian publication Clarin talked to Grant Neeley, chair of the political science, and Randy Sparks, marketing professor, about how the shootings in Orlando complicated the race for The White House for Donald Trump.

A Huffington Post blog titled "Are We Out Of Touch With Reality Because Of TV?" cited research from Michelle Pautz, associate professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration Program.

American Catholic quoted Bro. Gary Marcinowski, S.M., in its story "Student says religious icons are 'windows into spirituality.'"

Vietnamese television station HTV9 talked to Terence Lau, associate dean of the School of Business Administration, about a new partnership between the University of Dayton and HATCH! BATTLE Junior that opens the University’s international startup competition to college students in Vietnam.

Akron Legal News and Youngstown Daily Legal News picked up the Court News Ohio story that featured the School of Law's accelerated option in a round up of 3+3 programs in Ohio.

Cincinnati NPR affiliate WVXU-FM spoke to education professor Tom Lasley about "Efforts To Increase Graduation Rates And The GradNation Campaign."

Engineering360 quoted Kelly Kissock, chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, in its story "Boost Plant Efficiency with Regular Compressed Air Maintenance."

Nearly 50 outlets picked up law professor emeritus Tom Hagel's comments from a Dayton Daily News story about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that concealed carry is not a Constitutional right.

Tony Krystofik, director of the Center for Professional Selling, talked to the News-Press in Ft. Myers, Florida, about sales professionals and internships.

Marketing expert Serdar Durmusoglu discussed "Patriotic Penny-Pinching" on the website WalletHub.

Marketing professor Randy Sparks was a guest on WLW in Cincinnati to discuss the new Big Boy branding.

The Root listed the University's Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men among its "10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color." The Root bills itself as the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Founded in 2008 by Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in June, click here.

Multiple Outlets

The Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and ABC22/Fox45 reported on a new app created by the University of Dayton Research Institute in conjunction with Family Services of Dayton.

The Dayton Business Journal and WHIO-TV wrote stories on a new $12.1 million Air Force contract.

The Dayton Daily News and WDTN-TV talked to international business expert Terence Lau about the impact of Brexit in Ohio. Bloomberg picked up the Dayton Daily News story.

All three local TV stations covered the University's prayer service for Orlando.

WHIO-AM, WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV, Dayton Business Journal and Dayton Daily News covered the transition from President Daniel J. Curran to President Eric F. Spina. The stories also reported that gifts from the community in honor of Dr. Curran totalled $600,000 earmarked for the Human Rights Center. Stories also mentioned one of Curran's last acts as president was to  sign a resolution committing the University to becoming a fair trade university, and an op-ed Curran wrote thanking the community. You can read the clips here.

Dayton Daily News

June 2: Herbert Martin, English, "The poet warns we should be careful about building walls."

June 2: Jason Eckert, career services, "Highest paying jobs in Dayton: See who’s in the top 10."

June 4: Joe Valenzano, communication, "Social media dialogue negative, judgmental."

June 6: Diana Cuy Castellanos, School of Education and Health Sciences, food as hospitality.

June 8: Tom Hagel, School of Law, Castle Doctrine.

June 9: Dan Birdsong, political science, GOP convention.

June 16: Daniel J. Curran, president, "Dayton is a city where innovation works."

June 18: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, "Safety after Orlando: How far should we go?"

June 20: Jennifer Dalton, School of Education and Health Sciences, "The role of nutrition in preventing chronic inflammation."

June 23: "Righting America at the Creation Museum" by Susan and William Trollinger.

June 27: Reading the Signs of the Times: The University of Dayton in the Twenty-First Century available as a free e-book.

June 28: "University of Dayton presidents leave legacy"


June 4: Daniel J. Curran, president, farewell celebration dinner and tenure at the University.

June 23: Phil Anloague, physical therapy, "Need for specialized medical practitioners ever present."


June 7: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, Castle Doctrine.

June 20: Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab project at Bethany Lutheran Village.

Dayton Business Journal

June 1: Jen Howe named vice president for advancement.