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During the 2012-13 academic year, news reporters and outlets from around the globe turned to the University again and again, asking big questions, resulting in hundreds of print, broadcast and online stories carried worldwide.

Media in the nation’s top 100 markets mentioned the University more than 1,600 times in outlets ranging from The New York Times to The Chronicle of Higher Education to CNBC.

A new video, Telling the UD Story, offers a fast-paced look at how the University of Dayton made news in a year that brought a presidential campaign to Ohio and a new pope to the world.

The video is a gateway to a full report of the media attention for the University’s expertise, research, innovations and programs. A comprehensive listing of those results, including links to the stories, is available through the 2012-13 link or by visiting For a comprehensive list and to read the complete articles, visit our University of Dayton in the News bookmarks.

November 2013

During November 2013, University faculty and staff appeared in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher EducationUniversity BusinessAmerica and The Washington Post, among others. 

Media in top-100 markets, excluding Dayton, mentioned the University at least 148 times. The total perceived advertising value is at least $183,608.

So far this fiscal year, media in top-100 markets, excluding Dayton, have mentioned the University at least 992 times. The total perceived advertising value is at least $2.49 million.

Here are the highlights:

Leader in Higher Education

University Business talked to Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, about the university's tuition plan. University Business also quoted him about the University's bike giveaway program in the November issue.

The Chronicle of Higher Education talked to Kumarasamy about a new program offering microscholarships to high school students to help them prepare for college. 

The New York Times turned to Molly Schaller, associate professor and chair, college student personnel and higher education administration, for her expertise on the sophomore slump.

America magazine included the University's partnership with Catholic Relief Services to examine labor trafficking in Brazil in its news briefs.

The Youngstown Daily Legal News picked up a story about two-year J.D. programs that mentioned the University of Dayton School of Law.

Catholic, Marianist Identity

Dayton area media reported a $12 million renovation to the Immaculate Conception Chapel will begin in August. The Thanksgiving Day story by the Dayton Daily News included a video and photo gallery, WHIO-TV ran three distinct stories throughout the Thanksgiving weekend and ABC22/Fox 45 also did a story. The Columbus Dispatch ran the Dayton Daily News story online and in print, and outlets throughout Ohio carried an Associated Press story on the announcement.

WYNN-TV in Rochester, N.Y., covered the opening of a traveling exhibit of Nativities from the Marian Library's collections.

Public News Service mentioned the University of Dayton in a roundup of what Ohio universities are doing to observe hunger and homelessness awareness week.

The Washington Post featured a commentary on Thanksgiving, Catholics and poverty by David O'Brien, past University Professor of Faith and Culture. 

Ozymandias, a young-adult-focused online news site, quoted Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture Vince Miller in a story about Pope Francis' interaction with bishops. 

The New York Times quoted Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture Vince Miller in a story about Pope Francis' goals for an inclusive church.

Christmas on Campus received nice coverage from media around the region. Sacred Heart Radio's website picked up our news release about Christmas on Campus. did a hometown story about a student on the Christmas on Campus planning committee. Dayton TV stations ABC 22/Fox 45 and WDTN-TV covered the beginning of the process of decorating campus the week before the event.


The Wall Street Journal wrote about research by Susan Wawrose, director of graduate law programs and professor of lawyering skills, which examined "What Do Legal Employers Want to See in New Graduates?"

Hundreds of outlets, including CNBC, and Yahoo! Finance, picked up a news release on a study conducted by Business Research Group director Richard Stock showing that B2B purchasing decision-makers are increasing turning to social media sites like LinkedIn. The Dayton Daily News featured a story on the study. 

Runner's World featured research by health and sport science professor Paul Vanderburgh in a story about whether men or women are better at pacing. and mentioned Vanderburgh's research on Boston Marathon qualifying times.

Science News featured research by postdoctoral associate Jennifer Pechal in a story about microbes present in bodies after death.

Academic Excellence

The Millennial Star blog quoted history professor Larry Schweikart in a post about "the wild West." 

CNBC quoted Jamie Longazel, sociology assistant professor, in a story about immigration reform. 

700 WLW-AM interviewed assistant professor of communication Joe Valenzano III Nov. 18 on topics including the ACA, guns in schools and the University of Dayton speech contest. 

Human rights and terrorism expert Mark Ensalaco, a regular on Cincinnati's 700 WLW, talked to mid-morning host Scott Sloan about the presence of al-Qaida in Kentucky.

Dayton-Area Media

The University received significant local coverage on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy Nov. 22: The Dayton Daily News quoted alumni who recalled life on campus at the time; WDTN-TV interviewed Bro. Don Geiger and an alum in a feature about Kennedy Union; ABC 22/Fox 45 interviewed history professor Larry Schweikart about conspiracy theories and also covered the laying of flowers at the JFK statue at Kennedy Union. 

WDTNABC 22/Fox 45 and the Dayton Daily News covered the University's observance of Kristallnacht, referred to as the start of the Holocaust.


Nov. 6: Grant Neeley, political science, low voter turnout.

Nov. 7: Christmas on Campus kickoff.

Nov. 12: Peter Buffett on Dayton CW morning show.

Nov. 14: Tom Hagel, School of Law, Good Samaritan laws.

Nov. 22: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, car accidents caused by health issues.

ABC 22/Fox 45

Nov. 5: Shauna Adams, Center for Early Learning, toddlers and technology.

Nov. 11: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, cell phone safety.

Nov. 12: Peter Buffett on morning show.

Nov. 14: Jonathan Peters, communication, revenge websites.

Nov. 19: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, Facebook settings.

Dayton Daily News

Nov. 3: Barbara De Luca, education, school levies. 

Nov. 5: Center for Leadership, upcoming programs.

Nov. 8: Peter Buffett event.

Nov. 10: Dan Birdsong, political science lecturer, about anti-incumbent attitude.

Nov. 14: Alumnus Peter McGrath speaks on human rights, business.

Nov. 16: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, crime rings.

Nov. 17: Herb Martin, English, feature story about his life of performance.

Nov. 17: Increase in the number of international students on campus. 

Nov. 27: Serdar Durmusoglu, marketing, Christmas shopping outlook

Nov. 28: Michael Carter, history, Thanksgiving op-ed.