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From Catholic issues to the courtroom, University of Dayton experts were tapped for their expertise on some of the hottest topics and biggest news of the 2013-14 academic year.
Culture and Society
The Millennial Star blog quoted history professor Larry Schweikart in a post about "the wild West."
An Associated Press story about human trafficking quoted human rights expert Mark Ensalaco. At least 350 outlets picked up the story.
Capital Gazette (Maryland) quoted history professor John Heitmann in a story about the forgotten history of the Fort Meade internment of Germans and Japanese during World War II.
A New York Times Magazine story quoted Heitmann, also an auto historian, about this history of the turn signal. "We always see the automobile as a masculine object, but in fact, women played an active role in thinking about the automobile," he said.
Ensalaco, also a terrorism expert, talked to WLW-AM about the cover of Rolling Stone magazine that featured Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Art Jipson, director of the criminal justice studies program and expert on pop culture and the Internet, also talked to WLW about the Tsarnaev cover. And, The Christian Science Monitor quoted assistant professor of communication Joe Valenzano III in an Aug. 1 story about the cover.
Community and Economic Development
History professor Larry Schweikart co-wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that private investment and entrepreneurship — not the government — has been crucial to economic recovery.
The Wall Street Journal talked to law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister about jury selection.
Serdar Durmusoglu talked to the Dayton Daily News about Kroger's retail strategy; the story was picked up by a wire service and appeared online on Bloomberg Businessweek. The Associated Press picked up a Dayton Daily News story quoting him on the impact of Costco's and Whole Foods' entrance into the regional market. The story was carried by Columbus CEO, among others.
China Economic Review quoted auto historian and professor John Heitmann extensively in a story about the history of auto manufacturing in the U.S. and its lessons for the industry in China.
The McClatchy News Service picked up a Dayton Daily News story quoting Shawn Cassiman, assistant professor of sociology, on how growth in the U.S. temporary workforce may be a permanent trend.
Metro, an urban publication distributed in 100 cities around the world, quoted education professor Thomas J. Lasley II in a story about Bill Gates' influence on education in the U.S.
CNBC quoted Jamie Longazel, sociology assistant professor, in a story about immigration reform.
Human Events blog quoted political science assistant professor Dan Birdsong in a story about a poll showing opposition to U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner within his own party.
Corp Magazine quoted Longazel in a story about immigration and the Rust Belt.
Communication assistant professor Joe Valenzano III was a guest on 700 WLW-AM Sept. 30 and Oct. 18 to discuss discussing the potential government shutdown.
The Los Angeles Times quoted history professor John Heitmann in a Sept. 10 obituary for famous car dealer Cal Worthington.
The Newtown Bee previewed an art exhibit at ArtStreet featuring art by students of Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of a tragic school shooting in December.
CNBC on July 18 published an op-ed from Longazel about the morality of U.S. immigration reform.
The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, distinguished research associate and lecturer, in a story about the absence of any statewide ballot issues in the upcoming election.
700 WLW-AM interviewed Valenzano on three separate occasions for his insights on media coverage of the George Zimmerman case on July 2, 16 and 20.
The Providence Journal (Rhode Island) quoted physics professor and SEE coordinator Bob Brecha in a fact-checking story about climate change and global temperatures.