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October

October in the News

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

Through September of fiscal year 2021, the total value of coverage is an estimated $2.95 million with an estimated reach of 2.52 billion people. Media in markets outside Dayton mentioned the University at least 903 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on the Cision media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Catholics say for civility to prevail, the common good must be served
Oct. 1
Catholic News Service (via TheCatholicSpirit.com in Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Vince Miller, religious studies

In reversal, Biden campaign to resume in-person canvassing
Oct. 1
The Washington Times
Christopher Devine, political science

Indoor vegetable growers getting a boost from COVID-19
Oct. 2
Greenhouse Grower
Felix Fernando, sustainability

Trump Walter Reed visit raises questions about White House spin
Oct. 5
USA Today
Randy Sparks, management and marketing

President's diagnosis looms large over VP debate
Oct. 6
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
Christopher Devine, political science

Pence-Harris VP debate to draw outsized attention after Trump's coronavirus diagnosis
Oct. 6
Reuters
Christopher Devine, political science

What do U.S. vice presidents do?
Oct. 7
U.S. Embassy in Georgia
Christopher Devine, political science

VP choice rarely deciding factor for undecided voters
Oct. 7
Newsy
Christopher Devine, political science

Four theologians on the biggest takeaways from 'Fratelli Tutti'
Oct. 8
America
Vince Miller, religious studies

University of Dayton publishes historic letter that chronicles systemic racism
Oct. 13
DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education
Eric F. Spina, president

Ivanka Trump stumps in Cincinnati for her father, highlighting Ohio's importance
Oct. 16
WKRC-TV (Cincinnati)
Dan Birdsong, political science

Class-action suit seeks damages from protesters after businesses damaged during May unrest
Oct. 16
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati) and WTTE-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

At America's crossroads: All eyes on Ohio
Oct. 20
CBS This Morning
Nancy Martorano Miller, political science

COVID-19 could change how professional programs teach online
Oct. 20
Education Dive
Andrew Strauss, School of Law

Pope Francis supports same-sex civil unions
Oct. 22
900 CHML (Hamilton, Ontario)
Vince Miller, religious studies

Judge elections heat up in Michigan, Ohio as voting maps redrawn
Oct. 23
Bloomberg

Nancy Martorano Miller, political science

Educators, students dissecting bodies virtually
Oct. 23
Spectrum News 1 Ohio
Anne Crecelius, health and sport science
Olivia Rassel, student

Severed families, raided workplaces and a climate of fear: Assessing Trump's immigration crackdown
Oct. 26
The Conversation
Miranda Hallett, Human Rights Center

Reimagining U.S. Catholicism today
Oct. 26
Commonweal
Neomi De Anda, religious studies

Explainer: Do Catholics have a moral duty to vote?
Oct. 27
America
Jana Bennett, religious studies

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in October, click here.

Multiple Outlets

Previewing the VP debates
Oct. 6-7
WHIO-TV, WDTN-TV, ABC22/Fox45
Christopher Devine, political science

UDRI scientist AIMMs for safer face masks
Oct. 14, 19
Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Daily News, WDTN-TV, WHIO-TV and ABC22/Fox45
Luis Estevez, UDRI

University of Dayton receives virtual anatomy table
Oct. 19
ABC22/Fox45 and 
Dayton Daily News
Kim Ritterhoff, health and sport science

Dayton Daily News

Trump coronavirus shakes campaigns
Oct. 4
Christopher Devine, political science

What local manufacturers want from the next president
Oct. 12
Richard Stock, Business Research Group

Black Friday shopping trends threatened by COVID, online shopping
Oct. 14
Riley Dugan, marketing

Several communities using CARES funds to install free, public Wi-Fi
Oct. 16
Kevin Hallinan, School of Engineering

Householder uses $920K in campaign funds for criminal defense attorneys
Oct. 23
Christopher Devine, political science

Plans in place to keep peace at the polls locally
Oct. 28
Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, history

Dayton Business Journal

New UD program aims to help Dayton entrepreneurs commercialize locally developed technologies
Oct. 27
Mathew Willenbrink, technology partnerships

WHIO-TV

Miami Valley Native Americans say important Ohio context must be recognized
Oct. 13
Kelly Bohrer, School of Engineering

Kettering man accused of attack on bike trail pleads insanity
Oct. 20
Tom Hagel, School of Law

Election security is top of mind
Oct. 27
School of Law

WDTN-TV

University of Dayton sets new record for undergrad enrollment
Oct. 1

What challenges will Republicans face when trying to confirm Amy Coney Barrett?;
What does it mean to release Grand Jury proceedings?

Oct. 5
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law

Trump, Biden hold town halls tonight
Oct. 15
Joe Valenzano, communication

VP Pence is returning to SW Ohio
Oct. 19
Dan Birdsong, political science

Expert interprets Pope Francis' decision to endorse same-sex civil unions
Oct. 21
Sandra Yocum, religious studies

UD has new program for entrepreneurs
Oct. 21

Reaction from tonight's debate
Oct. 22
Brooke Serbin, student

Recapping the third presidential debate
Oct. 23
Joe Valenzano, communication

With six days to go, Biden, Trump hit battleground states hard
Oct. 28
Dan Birdsong, political science

ABC22/Fox45

Why you're receiving so many political text messages
Oct. 20
Dave Salisbury, Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence