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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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Jerry Kenney

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.
 

The University of Dayton will give actor Martin Sheen an honorary degree in recognition of his activism for peace, social justice and human rights.

Born Ramon Estevez, Sheen grew up near the Catholic university and had attended the Catholic Chaminade high school but wanted to pursue his acting career. He has said the Marianist teachings he was exposed to helped shape his social beliefs.

Sheen's many acclaimed roles have included the TV series "The West Wing," a "Badlands" and "Apocalypse Now." 

First Four Good For Dayton Economy, But Fans Cry Foul

Mar 17, 2015
The UD Flyers hit the court at University of Dayton Arena Tuesday afternoon for practice.
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UPDATE: Dayton secured a 56-55 victory over Boise State Wednesday evening. The Flyers will head to Columbus Friday to play 6-seed Providence.

 

Dayton upsets Syracuse 55-53, March 2014
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The University of Dayton says an increased police presence and visitor and parking restrictions are planned to head off possible rowdy celebrations of St. Patrick's Day and of the men's basketball team.

UD Director of Public Safety, Bruce Burt, says the school has worked with Dayton and Oakwood police to set up a crowd management team to keep students, the community, and property safe if crowds get out of hand. Authorities also have a social media strategy.

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