Humanities and Social Sciences


Cruising Chinese Waterways

April 28, 2017

The University of Dayton and Fuyao Glass America have teamed up on a new course that utilizes sociology, political science and economics to study the effect of China's growth on its waterways, and includes a three-week tour to examine key waterways first-hand.


Core Students Win Fulbright Honors

April 26, 2017

Three University of Dayton seniors from the Core program won scholarships as part of Fulbright programs and are headed abroad as English teaching assistants.


Alumni Chair in the Humanities

April 25, 2017

The University of Dayton appointed Julius Amin as the Alumni Chair in the Humanities. Amin is a professor in the department of history who joined the faculty in 1989.


Faculty in the News: April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

Faculty Una Cadegan and Miranda Hallett discuss immigration policies past and present. Read about this current news topic and follow other recent media coverage of College of Arts and Sciences faculty research, scholarship and commentary.


New Criminal Justice Studies Director

April 24, 2017

The University of Dayton appointed Martha Hurley as director of the criminal justice studies program. Hurley, who begins in August, currently serves as department head and professor in the department of sociology and criminal justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Faculty Awards and Promotions

April 13, 2017

The University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding scholarship in teaching, curricular innovation, creative activity and research-based community engagement April 7 at its annual College faculty recognition event.


Sustainable Community

April 11, 2017

After a semester abroad in Iceland focusing on climate change in the Arctic, I returned to campus energized with a desire to enhance the University’s sustainability. I began working on a project to track campus transportation and travel.


Faculty in the News: April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

Professor Janet Bednarek provides historical insight into changing views toward appropriate attire for air travel. Read about this and other recent media coverage of College of Arts and Sciences faculty research, scholarship and commentary


Student Profile: Martin Blay

April 05, 2017

German graduate student and visiting scholar Martin Blay spent three months this semester at the University of Dayton researching his doctoral dissertation on miracles. A native of Bavaria, Germany, Blay attends the University of Regensburg, where his main interests are divine action and analytic metaphysics. He hopes to publish his dissertation and become a Lay minister in his home diocese of Ausenberg by fall.


Stander Symposium Co-chairs

April 04, 2017

The Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium is the University of Dayton's annual showcase of students' academic achievements. This year, the program is co-chaired by two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members — Joel Whitaker, professor in the department of art and design, and Shannon Driskell, professor in the department of mathematics.

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