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July in the News

The presidential transition from Daniel J. Curran to Eric F. Spina, a critique of the Creation Museum and analysis of the political conventions in this presidential election year dominated media attention in July.

Highlights for July 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 July is an estimated $3.6 million with an estimated reach of 393.7 million people. Media in states and countries other than Ohio and the U.S. have mentioned the University at least 419 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on Meltwater media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Voice of America aired an interview with Camilo Perez-Bustillo, executive director of the Human Rights Center, about the peace process in Colombia. The story aired on Voice of America's "El Mundo Al Día" and was available for VOA's radio network and website. VOA has 500 TV and radio affiliates across Latin America; 45 million people tune in to its Spanish language broadcasts and visit VOA's website.

The Los Angeles Times, The Columbus Dispatch, Sinclair Broadcasting Group,, Polizette, Canadian broadcaster CTV, Voice of America, San Francisco radio station KCBS, Dayton TV stations WDTN and WHIO, the Dayton Daily News, Cincinnati TV station WCPO and USA TODAY were among the many outlets interviewing our politics and elections experts during the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Christopher Devine, Dan Birdsong, Randy Sparks and Caroline Merithew were kept busy with requests. You can read the stories here.

The Washington Post, Religion News Service and talked to history professor Bill Trollinger and English professor Susan Trollinger, authors of Righting America at the Creation Museum, about the Ark Encounter at the Creation Museum. The Columbus Dispatch also picked up the Religion News Service story. You can read the stories here.

Times Higher Education named the Trollinger's "Book of the Week" with an extensive review you can find here. Times Higher Education is an influential weekly magazine based in London.

The website Triple Pundit quoted law professor Jeannette Cox extensively in its story "The Bill of Rights: Speech and Guns in the Private Workplace." TriplePundit bills itself as a global media platform covering the intersection of people, planet and profit with more than 10 million unique page views annually.

The Wall Street Journal cited research of psychology researcher Dario Rodriguez in its story "The Value of a Flawed Memory."

The Dayton Daily News, WDTN-TV, Youngstown TV stations, The (Youngstown) Vindicator and Crain's Cleveland Business were among the outlets with stories on the partnership between the University of Dayton Research Institute and Youngstown State University to share $8 million in Air Force Research Laboratory funding for additive manufacturing research.

The Reno Gazette-Journal quoted Deborah Telfer in the School of Education and Health Sciences in its story "Districts that prioritize inclusion cited for high graduation rates for children with disabilities."

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in July, click here.

Multiple Outlets

All three local TV stations and Dayton Daily News covered the transition from President Daniel J. Curran to President Eric F. Spina as well as Spina's first day on the job. They returned a week later for one-on-one interviews and a recap of Spina's first week. You can see the clips here.

WDTN-TV, ABC22/Fox45 and the Dayton Daily News covered the University's prayer for peace in response to recent outbreaks of violence in the U.S. and abroad.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News talked to Jason Eckert, director of career services, about college-educated workers leading jobs recovery.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News did stories in advance of an event on the University of Dayton River Campus with GE's CEO and President Eric Spina that discusses innovation and global competition.

The Dayton Business Journal, WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News did stories on the expansion of the Center for Leadership.

The Dayton Business Journal and WHIO-TV covered Collaboration Accelerator presentations at ArtStreet. The Collaboration Accelerator is a partnership between the University of Dayton, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Wright Brothers Institute and The Collaboratory that brings together students from a diverse group of majors to focus on human-centered problem solving.

Dayton Daily News

July 4: John Heitmann, history, "Dayton products play big part in Ohio manufacturing growth."

July 11: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, "Today's 30-year-olds less likely to be married, own a home."

July 12: Dave Salisbury, cybersecurity, "Pokemon game raises security concerns."

July 17: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, law, "Bellefontaine mom charged with killing 3 sons not opposed to testing."

July 24: Caroline Merithew, history, women running for president of the United States.

July 25: Jennifer Dalton, health and sports science, "Reasons to add zucchini and tomatoes to your daily meal plans now."

July 26: Caroline Merithew, history, "History made in Clinton run to nomination."


July 11: Dan Birdsong, political science, "Speculation around Trump's VP pick include Indiana governor."

July 21: Christopher Devine, political science, online panel discussion on what to expect from Trump.


July 5: Amy Anderson, Center for International Programs, preparing students for study-abroad trips.

July 6: Don Pair, College of Arts and Sciences, TIDES grant to help computer science enrollment.

July 18: Summer programs in entrepreneurship and sustainability for high schoolers.

July 27: Christopher Devine, political science, Tim Kaine.


July 14: University partners with Brighter Connections to bring children with autism to the stage.

Springfield News-Sun

July 18: Richard Stock, Business Research Group, and Jason Eckert, career services; "As economy recovers, use of temp workers doubles in Clark County."