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May in the News

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

Through April of fiscal year 2022, the total value of coverage is an estimated $7.12 million with an estimated reach of 3.39 billion people. Media in markets outside Dayton mentioned the University at least 2,173 times. Monthly and cumulative figures are based on the Cision media monitoring service data.

Regional, National and International

Black Catholic nuns: A compelling, long-overlooked history
April 30-May 1 
Associated Press (nearly 600 outlets picked up the story)

Shannen Dee Williams, history

Did Trump bump help J.D. Vance secure primary win, and how will Trump endorsement affect general election
May 4
The National Desk (Sinclair Broadcasting)
Christopher Devine, political science

Panel brings Sister Thea Bowman's life and legacy to Georgetown audience
May 4
Catholic Review
(Archdiocese of Baltimore) via Catholic News Service
Shannen Dee Williams, history

At a popular evangelical tourist site, the Ark Encounter, the image of a 'wrathful God' appeals to millions
May 6
The Conversation
Susan Trollinger, English
Bill Trollinger, history

University of Dayton to hold first "full" spring commencement ceremonies since 2019
May 2-3, 7-8
Spectrum News 1 Ohio, Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, ABC22/Fox45 and WDTN-TV
Eric F. Spina, president
Paul Benson, provost
Laura Franklin, Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
Mercedes Franklin, graduate
Rachel VerDow, graduate
Peter Connelly, graduate
Erin Tatham, ,graduate
Malachy Collins, graduate
Dylan Gorski, graduate

As record-setting heat blasts Pakistan, a glacial lake floods village
May 10
The Washington Post
Umesh Haritashya

The ABA is again trying to end LSAT requirements. Will it stick this time?
May 11
Higher Ed Dive
Andrew Strauss, School of Law

What to know about new voting laws and the midterms
May 11
Nancy Martorano Miller, political science

Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle
May 12
Fox 19 Cincinnati
Shannen Dee Williams, history

New book tells the 'beautiful' but 'painful' history of Black Catholic nuns
May 12
Global Sisters Report, National Catholic Reporter
Shannen Dee Williams, history

University of Dayton celebrates class of 2020
May 12-14
Spectrum News 1 Ohio, Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, ABC22/Fox45 and WDTN-TV
Eric F. Spina, president
Paul Benson, provost
Jen Howe, University advancement
December Lee, graduate
Gabriella Rice, graduate
Ummiya Chaudhary, graduate
Chloe Voelker, graduate
Adam West, graduate
Nick Salvino, graduate
Aaron Winfrey, graduate
Natalie Infante, graduate
Nick Wright, graduate

Why a US task force is recommending anxiety screening in kids 8 and older
May 13
The Conversation

Elana Bernstein, counselor education and human services

Buffalo shooting classified as a hate crime
May 16
WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
Paul Becker, sociology

At the University of Dayton, student investors make magic — and millions
May 17
Poets & Quants For Undergrads
Bridget Momper, student
Daniel Kapusta, Davis Center for Portfolio Management
Trevor Collier, School of Business Administration

Great replacement theory: Here’s what Jews need to know about white supremacy
May 17
American Jewish Committee Global Voice
Art Jipson, sociology

Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software – a computer scientist explains 'no-code'
May 18
The Conversation
Tam Nguyen, computer science

Whether in war-torn Ukraine, Laos or Spain, kids have felt compelled to pick up crayons and put their experiences to paper
May 18
The Conversation
Paul Morrow, Human Rights Center

Putin could be charged with the crime of aggression for the Ukraine war – but it's an expensive process with high stakes
May 19
The Conversation
Shelley Inglis, Human Rights Center

Transfer is important to all — let's enhance the role of independent universities
May 19
University Business
Eric F. Spina, president

Dayton-area Media

For all local coverage in May, click here.


Student-athletes and mental health
May 4
Becky Cook, counseling center

Class of 2022 has a better chance of landing a job than the previous two classes
May 10
Jason Eckert, career services
Max Digiacomo, graduate
Will Harper, graduate

Election of state supreme court justices top of mind
May 19
Bob Taft, political science

Dayton Daily News

U.S. Senate primary shows Trumpism 'alive and well in Ohio'
May 6
Christopher Devine, political science

Here's what the local job market for college grads looks like
May 7
Jason Eckert, career services
Max DiGiacomo, graduate

Governor's race puts focus on Dayton region
May 8
Bob Taft, political science

‘It makes my visions come back to the forefront:’ Oregon District survivors react to Buffalo mass shooting
May 19
Paul Becker, sociology


Ways to save on energy bills
May 6
Bob Brecha, sustainability


University of Dayton students build bike of a lifetime for local man
May 11
Kim Bigelow, Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab
Brooke Gronemeier, student
Henry Hart, student

UD, Dayton Children's work to break stigma around student-athlete mental health
May 11
Joe Owens, athletics

Air Force Museum event shines light on STEM education
May 12
Nick Stiffler, computer science

Immigrants sex trafficked through illicit massage parlors on the rise across Ohio
May 16 (Picked up by at least 135 Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates nationwide.)
Tony Talbott, Abolition Ohio and the Human Rights Center

Will SB 215 impact officer safety?
May 18
Tom Hagel, School of Law