University of Dayton

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.

Following Sunday's early morning disturbance of more than a thousand people on the University of Dayton campus, administrators say they are looking into a wide range of sanctions against students who participated.

According to UD officials, early morning St. Patrick's Day festivities gave way to riot-like conditions when a gathering of more than a thousand students began climbing on cars, throwing bottles and yelling at police who were responding to a false fire alarm.

Administrators at the University of Dayton plan to meet this week to discuss an unruly weekend party in a student housing area that had to be quelled by riot-equipped police officers.

Media outlets report the pre-dawn St. Patrick's Day crowd of more than 1,000 people was climbing on cars, throwing bottles and yelling at police early Sunday morning.

WHIO-TV reports 11 vehicles were damaged, including a police cruiser after the disturbance.

The University of Dayton is unveiling their new RiverMobile, a mobile learning studio that puts the region's five rivers on 18 wheels. 

RiverMobile is a traveling exhibit converted from a semi-trailer that highlights one of our greatest local resources, the Great Miami River watershed.  the mobile unit was built by students in the University's Rivers Institute, and local donors provided a lot of support for the project. It's being unveiled this morning as part of the sixth-annual River Summit at the University of Dayton River Campus. 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 27, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Jason Antonick from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce about new business filings in the Miami Valley.

-PoliticsOhio: What Air Force Cuts Mean For Miami Valley, by Emily McCord

Court statistics show the number of bankruptcy filings in Ohio last year fell to the lowest total since 2006. 

The Akron Beacon Journal reports experts point to several reasons for the drop, including mortgage lenders holding off foreclosure proceedings and people having so much financial trouble that they have no assets left to protect.

University of Dayton professor Jeffrey Morris, who's a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, says increased awareness about the struggling economy also may make people more cautious financially.

The University of Dayton is promising new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.

The guarantee to new freshmen eliminates the uncertainty of how much a bachelor's degree will cost by removing hidden fees.

The university said students will receive a two-page financial aid prospectus detailing the costs, and also pledging that that their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases.   

As celebrations continue in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., family members of the civil rights activist say this is year is particularly significant. Dr. Alveda King is Reverend King's niece, and the founder Of King for Life.  She told WYSO that this month is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves and August is the 50th anniversary of her uncle's famous "I have a dream" speech, but she says there's more work to do.

An expanding program in clean and renewable energy at the University of Dayton is exceeding enrollment expectations and drawing students from around the world.

The program at UD has swelled to three times the school's expectations for enrollment since it was launched in 2009.

Among its 50 students, the program has three Fulbright scholars - a record for any one program at the university.  Fulbright scholars are international students chosen for their academics and leadership potential.

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