University of Dayton

March Madness Hits The Miami Valley Region

Mar 18, 2014

Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.

Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held  practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.

Authorities say University of Dayton student neighborhoods toned down their St. Patrick's Day partying this year.

School officials said in a statement Monday night that students celebrated responsibly overall. Three people were arrested Monday afternoon in a gathering after classes ended, and police said there were at least 10 citations for violations of city open container laws.

It wasn't known immediately whether the people arrested were UD students.

It’s estimated that more than 1,000 in Ohio are victims of sex-trafficking each year.  300,000 children nationwide are considered to be at high risk. Those numbers are galvanizing politicians, police agencies and other organizations to raise awareness about the war on human trafficking.

LGBT Group Faces Tolerance, If Not Always Acceptance, At Catholic University of Dayton

Jan 6, 2014

Each semester, the WYSO News Department mentors journalism classes at Miami University and features the best story from each term on our website.

The board of Cityfolk voted unanimously this week to dissolve the organization and will pass on its assests to the University of Dayton. An agreement between the UD and Cityfolk will allow the arts organization’s jazz programming to continue after it closes.

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.