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August in the News

Media from around the globe continued to seek the University's political scientists for insight on Election 2016. And the husband-wife duo of Bill and Susan Trollinger continued to give expert analysis of the Creation Museum's Ark Encounter. National media also featured the School of Law's new tech credential.

Highlights for August are below, but you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage for the month.

So far in fiscal year 2017, through August, the total value of coverage is an estimated $5.76 million with an estimated reach of 622.7 million people. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 443 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

In editorials in the Dayton Daily News and the Huffington Post, President Eric F. Spina discussed how the sprit of innovation drew him to Dayton. You can read them here. 

Political scientist Christopher Devine talked to Reuters about "putting out fires lit by Trump," a story picked up by at least 30 outlets; about "Why Americans Should Elect the Vice-President, Too," which was picked up by Yahoo! News; and Polizette about Donald Trump and the first debate, "Why the Populist GOP Shift Will Outlast Trump," "Conservatives Use Hillary to Club Dems" and "Trump Dials Down Immigration 'Softening.'

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong talked to Sputnik News about what Hillary Clinton's policy toward Russia could look like if she is president; Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP about Ohio as a battleground state; and Bloomberg BNA about why some unions have endorsed Ohio Republican senatorial candidate Rob Portman. Birdsong also was part of a Telemundo presentation discussing "The slaughter of Orlando and 6 other recent events that may impact on the Latino vote." 

Communication department chair Joe Valenzano talked to Cincinnati TV station WCPO about Hillary Clinton touting national security and American exceptionalism in a speech to veterans.

Salon featured history department chair Juan Santamarina prominently in its story "Cashing in on Cuba: Why the US tourism industry isn’t waiting for Congress to lift the embargo."

Business Research Group Director Richard Stock talked to Catholic News Service about the economic platforms of both major party presidential candidates.

Distinguished research associate and former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft talked to former NPR reporter Ken Rudin on Political Junkie, which is heard on radio stations nationwide, about Taft's family legacy and teaching at the University of Dayton. Listen to the interview here between 46:57 and 60:23.

GQ's critique of the Ark Encounter at the Creation Museum featured insight from history professor Bill Trollinger and English professor Susan Trollinger, authors of Righting America at the Creation Museum. MSN also ran the story. The website Before It's News also had a Q&A with the Trollingers and the story "Aboard Noah’s Ark, in a Kentucky Corn Field" on the website Religion & Poltics quotes Bill Trollinger. 

National Jurist and Ohio Law Students, an Ohio State Bar Association website, ran stories about the School of Law's new tech credential. School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss elaborated on the tech credential on an American Bar Association blog for law students.

A story on The Princeton Review's latest rankings mentioned the University of Dayton. WHIO-AM and WDTN-TV also mentioned some of the University's successes in stories about the latest Princeton Review rankings.

The Columbus Dispatch story "JobsOhio joins new public-private manufacturing technology group" mentioned the University of Dayton Research Institute.

The Yakima (Washington) Herald talked to retired educational leadership professor Ted Kowalski about using consultants to fill administrative posts.

A story featured The Blue Collar Experience: Honoring the Working Class in History and Ceramics, a new documentary video based on the figurative sculptures of twin artists Kyle and Kelly Phelps and their relationship to rust belt manufacturing work. Kyle is a professor of art and head of the ceramics area.

The Mathile Family Foundation Annual Report mentions the good work of the University of Dayton in the stories "The Work of a Lifetime" and "A Light in the Dark."

University Business included the University of Dayton in a story about Inceptia's case studies for an online financial education program.

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in August, click here.

Multiple Outlets

All three TV stations and the Dayton Daily News did back-to-school stories about move-in weekend and convocation. You can see the stories here.

WDTN-TV and ABC22/Fox45 covered the dedication of the new University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services house. Dayton Business Journal also ran a story. You can see the stories here.

The Dayton Business Journal and WHIO-TV did stories about a new collaboration with Premier Health to assistant the professional development of our physicians assistant students.

WHIO-TV, Dayton Business Journal and Dayton Daily News did stories about our new board of trustees appointments.

All three TV stations ran stories about the physician assistant program's germ-killing scrubs.

Dayton Daily News

Aug. 8: Diana Cuy Castellanos, health and sport science, U.S. nutrition policy compared to Chile.

Aug 8: UDRI, "Advanced industries jobs continue to grow in Dayton."

Aug. 8: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, "West Dayton closer to getting grocery store."

Aug. 11: Fukuo Albert Wang, School of Business Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission appointment.

Aug. 21: Tony Caporale, economics and finance, stock market.

Dayton Business Journal

Aug. 31: The Princeton Review rankings.


Aug. 5: Tom Hagel, School of Law, Beavercreek Walmart case.

Aug. 16: River Stewards.

Aug. 19: Randy Sparks, marketing, Trump ads.

Aug. 26: UD-Sinclair Academy.

Aug. 26: Christopher Devine, political science, "Countdown to the first presidential debate of 2016."

Aug. 30: 9/11 remembrances on campus.


Aug. 9: Grant Neeley, political science, Gary Johnson's campaign.

Aug. 29:  Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, why women's products sometimes cost more than men's.


Aug. 23: ArtsLIVE director Eileen Carr, ArtsLIVE: This season's concerts, including the Vanguard Legacy series.