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November In the News

Outlets worldwide covered or picked up stories from former President Bill Clinton’s visit to the University of Dayton River campus for the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 conference. Al Jazeera Balkans, Voice of America Bosnia and Turkey’s Anadolu Agency covered the event. At least 400 outlets picked up an Associated Press story about Clinton's appearance and speech. You can see full coverage of the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 here.

As popular as President Clinton's appearance was, the University continued to receive recognition for its expertise in law, human rights, political violence and politics; leadership in divesting from fossil fuels, hands-on entrepreneurship program, the Marian Library's status as the world's largest repository of all things Mary, and much, much more.

Highlights for November 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 November's coverage is an estimated $13.6 million with an estimated reach of nearly 2.96 billion people.

Including November, the total perceived advertising value of the University's media coverage for fiscal year 2016 is at least $33.4 million. The potential audience reached is at least 7.46 billion. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 1,637 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Nonprofit News, National Catholic Reporter, The Huffington Post, Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal did stories about the University’s conference on divesting from fossil fuels.

The National Geographic magazine story "How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman" quotes Father Johann Roten, director of research and special projects at the Marian Library, and Father Bertrand Buby in the International Marian Research Institute.

Closer to home, regional and local media outlets did stories about the Marian Library's "At the Manger: Christmas and Beyond" exhibit. The South Bend Tribune did a story about a satellite exhibit at Notre Dame. Click here for complete coverage of the Nativity display.

NPR affiliates nationwide picked up the story "For Family Of Tamir Rice, An Inauspicious Anniversary" that featured comments from law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

A China Daily story detailed University of Dayton athletics' plan to broadcast home men's basketball games in Mandarin.

Meagan Henning, assistant religious studies professor, was guest of Don Lemon's on CNN to discuss Ben Carson's Egyptian Pyramid Theory.

Student Matt Lickenbrock's story about saving lightning-strike victim Sean Ferguson was the center of the USA TODAY story "When it comes to learning CPR, easy does it."

Political scientist Dan Birdsong remained popular with the media for his expert commentary. His comments appeared in a Sinclair Broadcast Group story that nearly 60 affiliates picked up, a Cincinnati Enquirer story and a story for the Cox Ohio Media group. You can read all three here. Birdsong also recorded a 40-minute interview about informed voters with Town Hall Ohio that aired on 11 radio stations around Ohio.

At least 1,000 outlets picked up an Associated Press story quoting terrorism and human rights expert Mark Ensalaco about safety and security in the U.S. in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

Political violence expert Jeremy Forbis discussed the Paris attacks with Rocky Boiman on WLW in Cincinnati and with WLW host Bill Cunningham on his national show that is carried on more than 200 stations.

The Financial Times quoted School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss and mentioned the school’s two-year option in a story about how law schools are responding to a downturn in applications by revising financial aid strategies, changing the curriculum and offering opportunities in high-demand sectors, such as technology.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed environmental law expert Blake Watson for its story "Should Oil Firms Be Held Liable in Earthquake Lawsuits?" tapped political scienctist Nancy Martorano Miller's expertise for its story "Once polls close, pay attention to UC precincts, rural areas and confused voters for early clues."

Yahoo! News picked up the Christian Science Monitor story "Criminal justice: Obama's big push to address race, quietly" that quotes sociologist Jamie Longazel.

The Atlantic story "Why Sci-Fi Has So Many Catholics" cites research by Joshua Ambrosius, assistant professor of political science.

The CBS affiliate in Cleveland and the Fox affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, picked up a local story on Internet safety that quotes Art Jipson, director of criminal justice studies.

Assistant political science professor Joel Pruce talked to GQ magazine for a story about police surveillance.

The Runner's World story "A New Approach to Age-Grading Marathon Times" cites research by Paul Vanderburgh, former chair of the health and sport science department and current associate provost.

Philosophy professor Messay Kebede, from Ethiopia, wrote the op-ed "Dictatorship and its Evolution, Chapter II: Contrasting Burma with Ethiopia" for

The yes! magazine story "How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma" mentioned how University of Dayton students created a mental health curriculum for freshmen and collaborated with college administrators to print a 24-hour crisis number on all student ID cards. picked up Entrepreneur's story "5 Schools That Offer Undergrad Entrepreneurs Hands-On Experience" that featured the University of Dayton. 

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

WHIO-TV, ABC22/Fox45 and WDTN-TV did stories about Food Recovery Network, the student group working to eliminate hunger in the region.

The Dayton Business Journal and partner WDTN-TV did stories about donations to the Statehouse Civic Scholars from AT&T and DP&L.

The Dayton Daily News and ABC22/Fox45 previewed Christmas on Campus.

Dayton Daily News

Nov. 8: Business as a Calling.

Nov. 9: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sport science, local produce.

Nov. 10: Tom Hagel, law, Barton case.

Nov. 16: Mark Ensalaco, Human Rights Center, refugee resettlement in the Miami Valley.

Nov. 23: Natalie Senninger, health and sport science, healthy Thanksgiving eating.

Nov. 23: Randy Sparks, marketing, holiday shopping season.


Nov. 11: Non-profit courses mentioned in a story about charity embezzlement.

Nov. 23: Randy Sparks, marketing, holiday shopping season.

Nov. 29: Tom Skill, UDit, staying safe while online shopping this holiday season.


Nov. 17: Mark Ensalaco, Human Rights Center, refugee resettlement in the Miami Valley.


Nov. 4: College Night.

Nov. 15: Prayer service for Paris.

Nov. 6: Business Plan Competition.


Nov. 1: Grant Neeley, political science, voter turnout.

Nov. 4: Bob Taft, distinguished research associate, marijuana ballot initiative.

Nov. 9: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, Ohio’s Renewable Energy Backpedaling.