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On Thursday, the University of Dayton named Dr. Lawrence Burnley as its first Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion starting July 1st.

Burnley currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is also an assistant professor of history at the school.

Burnley, who is a Cleveland native, earned his bachelor’s degree in African American studies from the University of Cincinnati.

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The University of Dayton announced Thursday that current Interim Provost Paul Benson will take on the position permanently in July. Benson replaces Joseph Saliba, who stepped down in 2014.

Benson has worked for the university since 1985, first as a professor and then as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He will serve a four-year term as provost.

The University of Dayton plans to break ground in May on new student housing.  The 301 Lowes Street development will feature 96 units that will each house four students. 

Latino Art Of The Midwest Shines A Light On Complex Identities

Mar 9, 2016
Work by artist Graciela Bustos from the Detroit area features fine lines overlaid on photographs.
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“Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st century” is a special exhibit presented by the Roesch Library Gallery on University of Dayton’s campus. It features 13 artists, all Latinos living in the midwest.

On a tour of the show on opening night, curator Judith Huacuja stresses light as the major theme.  

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While U.S. presidential candidates spar over refugees and religion, Syrians continue to flee their country by the tens of thousands.

On Wednesday, University of Dayton students and other groups will hold a public forum to talk about the Syrian refugee crisis and what it means locally.

Director of the Human Rights Studies Program at UD, Natalie Florea Hudson, says seniors in her class wanted to organize the forum in response media reports they were seeing.

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On October 2nd and 3rd, the University of Dayton will host an international human rights conference. Representatives of leading human rights and philanthropic foundations, and other educational and advocacy institutions will convene for two days of lectures and discussions on sustainable development, climate justice, corporate social responsibility, and the funding of human rights and development projects. 

University Of Dayton To Get New President In 2016

Sep 16, 2015
Dr. Eric Spina will take the top position at UD in 2016 when current President Daniel Curran steps down.
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The University of Dayton has announced that Eric Spina will serve as its next president. Spina leaves behind a 27-year career at Syracuse University—serving as vice chancellor and provost for 9 years. He will be the 19th president in UD’s history and at the announcement ceremony on campus this morning expressed his gratitude at being selected.

"The more I learn during this process, about the University of Dayton and all of you, the more I can say with deep conviction today that this is simply a dream come true, he said.”

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The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has received a $99 million U.S. Air Force research contract. It’s the biggest contract in UD’s history. 

UDRI will study technologies like 3-D printing and sensors that could save the U.S. Air Force money on maintenance for an aging air fleet.

“If the planes are spending more time in maintenance, they are not available for the job,” said Sukh Sidhu, head of UDRI’s Energy Technologies and Materials division.

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Several universities and other institutions around the country have made headlines in the past year or two by deciding to eliminate all investments in fossil fuels.  Is this action a serious step toward mitigating the effects of climate change, or just a public relations ploy?  University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha has more during this week’s climate commentary.

UD Student Seriously Injured After Lightning Strike

Apr 9, 2015

Officials say a southwest Ohio college student is in critical condition after he was struck by lightning.
 

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