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Latest News and Events

Spotlight on Human Rights

Pope Francis will address the U.N. at the opening of a summit where world leaders will adopt a set of sustainable development goals that will guide human rights, development and ecological activism for decades to come. A week later, the Human Rights Center will convene a global conference to begin implementing this new agenda.


Art and sustainability

An award-winning sculptor and musician will join the University of Dayton to challenge students to think about the environment in new ways.


The Social Practice of Human Rights

Repeats every 1 day(s), all day


Film: Of Gods and Men

7:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Rites. Rights. Writes. 2015-2016

It's Your Nature

Through a year of thought-provoking and visually stimulating events, the University of Dayton and Greater Dayton community will have the opportunity to explore the nature of being human and examine how the arts shape our perceptions of the spiritual and physical worlds.

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The social practice of human rights

Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

This biennial conference provides a unique space for scholars, practitioners and advocates to engage in collaboration, dialogue and critical analysis of human rights advocacy, locally and globally. The conference takes place October 1-3, 2015 on the University of Dayton River Campus.

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Acting on Pope Francis' call

Divestment and Investment in Care for Our Common Home

Taking place November 5-7, this conference engages Pope Francis’ call to action by convening representatives of diverse Catholic institutions.

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Why study the humanities?

Humanities Commons: What Does it Mean to be Human?

New versions of first-year courses in the humanities seek to educate in the spirit of the Common Academic Program (CAP) and introduce each of the seven CAP student learning outcomes while meeting appropriate disciplinary objectives.

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