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Transformative Education

The University of Dayton offers students a distinctive education, emphasizing hands-on, real-world experiences and a commitment to the common good that transforms their world views and shapes their careers and lives. The University programs and curricula that help create those transformative experiences made news, as did current students and alumni who put their University of Dayton education into action. By example, they’re leading lives of service. Check out the exploits that drew media coverage during the 2013-14 academic year.


Eco-artist and former University of Dayton artist-in-residence Basia Irland mentioned The Rivers Institute in a National Geographic Newswatch blog posting on Jan. 9.

"Bullet," a three-part, thought-provoking ArtStreet exhibit, received national coverage after creating a stir locally. WYSO-FM featured the exhibit on air Oct. 6. It was aired Oct. 8 on WDTN and Fox45/ABC 22 and picked up by stations in 30 media markets; The Dayton City Paper featured it on Oct. 15; The Newtown Bee wrote about the Sandy Hook shooting connection; and in Chicago covered the Chicago connection.


RISE 14 formed a partnership with financial guru Jim Cramer's TheStreet and announced a national stockpicking competition that will send winners to RISE. Financial media outlets nationwide pcked up the news release.

On Aug. 8, hiVelocity noted the role of the Business Plan Competition in the success of start-up Commuter Advertising.


The Columbus Dispatch picked up a Dayton Daily News story about our Nanotechnology-Focused Minority Analyst Project.

The Montville (N.J.) Patch.comNorth and Milwaukee Courier wrote about students completing the University's Minority STEM Summer Bridge Program.


The Associated Press in Ohio and Dayton Daily News included the University's events and speakers in its state roundup Jan. 20 of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.


preLaw magazine’s winter issue includes the University of Dayton School of Law in its roundup of Ohio Valley law schools. In it, preLaw highlights the school’s “unique hands-on approach to the study of law,” support systems which include learning communities and other innovations in Dean Paul McGreal’s tenure.