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October In the News

The announcement that 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton is coming to campus and our political science experts grabbed headlines in October. News of President Clinton speaking at the Dayton Peace Accords at 20 Conference went nationwide when numerous outlets picked up The Associated Press story about his appearance. Political science experts talked to CBS This MorningThe Hill and Turkey’s largest news agency, among others about Election 2015 and 2016. 

Other faculty experts talked to national media outlets on topics ranging from Halloween to newts to Pope Francis among others.

Highlights for October 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 October's coverage is an estimated $2.6 million and the estimated reach is nearly 762 million people.

Including October, the total perceived advertising value of the University's media coverage for fiscal year 2016 is at least $19.5 million. The potential audience reached is at least 4.5 billion. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 889 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

At least 340 outlets picked up The Associated Press story reporting that Clinton will deliver the keynote speech at a conference commemorating the Dayton Peace Accords. All three local TV stations and the Dayton Daily News previewed the conference and other related events. 

The University's Divest/Invest conference was a large part of a National Catholic Reporter story about events related to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. 

Distinguished research associate Bob Taft appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about Ohio’s marijuana ballot issue. 

The New York Post tapped Rob Durkle, associate vice president of enrollment management, for his advice to people attending the Big Apple College Fair. 

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong frequently commented on many election topics, including: 

Political communications expert Joe Valenzano made a pair of appearances on WLW-AM in Cincinnati to discuss this year’s election and the race for The White House. 

Valenzano also talked about how Millennials get their political news in a story on the website of Cincinnati TV station WCPO.

WBAL-AM in Baltimore interviewed juries expert Thaddeus Hoffmeister about jury sequestration in the Freddie Gray case.

A story "10 Neat Facts About Newts" cited University of Dayton research examining how newts can regenerate tails, jaws, spinal cords, heart ventricles and eyes. 

The website Daily Beast's story "Jesus, Kale, and Corpses: How We Got the Weirdly Awesome Halloween" quoted Meghan Henning, assistant religious studies professor, about how the popularity of Halloween is more than just tradition or supernatural explanations for the macabre. 

An opinion piece on the My Web Times website cited Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture Vince Miller's op-ed in The Atlantic, "Pope Francis Is Not 'Progressive' — He's A Priest."

Bloomberg Businessweek picked up a Dayton Daily News story in which Business Research Group Director Richard Stock talked about how "Manufacturing strengths, weaknesses impact local economy."

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV talked to Charlie Russo, director of the educational leadership program, about recent bomb threats in local schools.

WDTN-TV, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV previewed Ellen Gustafson's talk as part of the Speaker Series.

Mark Ensalaco, director of research for the Human Rights Center, was a guest of Miami Valley Voices on WHIO-AM and WHIO Reports on WHIO-TV to recap the human rights conference., the Dayton Business Journal, WHIO-TV, and the Dayton Daily News reported on the $2.5 million gift to the School of Business Administration to establish the R. Lucille M. Schaefer and Norman M. Schaefer Endowed Professorship in Advertising and Marketing.

Dayton Daily News

Oct. 2: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, Bellefontaine case.

Oct. 3: Roesch Library, God’s Word Received exhibit.

Oct. 6: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, social media.

Oct. 8: Emerson to display student art at Helix.

Oct. 9: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sport science, Can what we eat decrease our cancer risk?

Oct. 24: Grant Neeley, political science, Sinclair levy.

Oct. 24: School of Business Administration, Business as a Calling.


Oct. 7: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, police using social media.


Oct. 2: Human Rights Center, Human Rights Conference.

Oct. 6: School of Business Administration, Princeton Review honor.

Oct. 11: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, federal sentencing guidelines.

Oct. 16: Lori Shaw, School of Law, death sentence resentencing.

Oct. 20: Grant Neeley, political science, Will Joe Biden run for president?

Oct. 20: University of Dayton, Dayton Peace Accords at 20 commemorations.


Oct. 1: Youssef Farhat, Human Rights Center, Human Rights Conference.

Dayton Business Journal

Oct 13: School of Business Administration, Business Plan Competition.

Oct. 29: School of Business Administration, Business Plan Competition.

Oct. 30: UD continuing $35M divestment from fossil fuels.


Oct. 5: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, sustainability.

Oct. 20: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, Know Your Neighbors: Dr. J schools in criminology and local tunes

Sidney Daily News

Oct. 28: Roesch Library, At the Manger.