University of Dayton

GE Aviation Opens New Research Center In Dayton

Dec 12, 2013
Courtesy of GE Aviation

GE Aviation and the University of Dayton are holding a grand opening ceremony Friday for a $53 million research facility called the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center, or Episcenter. The high-tech 138,000 square foot facility at UD's campus represents a new chapter for product development at GE and an economic boost for the Dayton region.

Members of the Leap Years Have been playing together for several years, but it's only been a few months since all four members have been performing as a full band.  The University of Dayton students are eager to grow their fan-base from campus to the larger Miami Valley and will begin that step at an Urban Nights event at the Oregon District's Peace on Fifth.  The members of the band visited the WYSO studios to talk about their musical careers so far and where they'd like to head.

The Leap Years will perform at Peace on Fifth on Friday, September 20 during Urban Nights.

The University of Dayton will expand its campus computer to link researchers around Ohio thanks to a National Science Foundation grant of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

The university said this week that the grant will allow it to build a high-performance research computer network providing connections to other research institutions via high-capacity networks. The connections will be up to 10 gigabytes per second and link the university, Sinclair Community College, Ohio State University, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Central State University and regional high schools.

In his address to the nation, President Obama stated his case for military involvement in Syria and his willingness for diplomatic options to take hold, but on this 9/11 anniversary, war-weary Americans are finding it hard to support another conflict.

Polls overwhelmingly show that Americans do not support even limited military strikes in Syria, and Mark Ensalaco, director of human rights studies at the University of Dayton, says they have good reason to be skeptical.

The University of Dayton is giving 100 students free bicycles in exchange for their promise not to bring cars to the southwest Ohio campus for two years.

The Dayton Daily News reports the giveaway is part of the university's efforts to shrink its carbon footprint and form a bike friendly campus. It also builds on a bike-sharing program created at the school two years ago.

The August 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Dr. Joseph Watras with the University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions speaking on the history of racial desegregation in Dayton schools.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

The University of Dayton has received a $2.5 million donation for biology faculty research from the estate of a former UD professor and alumnus.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Robert J. Schuellein notified the school in a 1998 letter that he was making the gift. Schuellein died in 2011 at the age of 91.

University officials say Schuellein graduated in 1944 with a degree in biology and returned to UD in the late 1950s to teach and help establish the graduate program in biology.

The University of Dayton says its high number of alcohol violations among students has more to do with aggressive enforcement than excessive drinking.

The Dayton Daily News reports that UD's more than 3,500 alcohol violations over a three-year period outpaced much larger Ohio schools.

The 8,000-student university's disciplinary referrals for drinking trailed only the much-larger Ohio State University among the state's colleges from 2009 to 2011, the period for which the latest data is available.

The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival is now open and 8 films will screen at THE NEON. The line-up looks terrific!

The NCAA’s First Four tournament kick off today at the University of Dayton Arena.  The games will open with less fanfare than they did a year ago but there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding them.

Absent this year from the NCAA tournament kickoff is a presidential visit and the big Oregon District street party that began last year, but this year’s First Four event has been sold out since last October. The tournament opening has a significant economic impact for the Dayton area.

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