What does "ghetto" mean?


| Culture and Society

Nichole Rustad writes, "ArtStreet launched the world premiere of GHETTO: A Retail Art Installation in the White Box Gallery on Feb. 24. My 11-year-old daughter, Emma, and I were among the opening night attendees. I challenge each of you to visit before March 31 and ask yourself the same question my daughter asked of me...what does the word 'ghetto' mean?"

From the Archives: University Hall at West Campus


The former Thomas Hospital at Gettysburg and Germantown Pike was acquired by the University of Dayton in Spring of 1960. The former hospital site was turned into dormitory and classroom space in a remodeling project that took over four months.

Human Rights Conference Appeal for Papers


If you are a scholar, practitioner, policymaker or advocate working in human rights, we encourage you to submit a proposal to the University of Dayton Human Rights Center’s 2015 conference: the Social Practice of Human Rights. The deadline is Feb. 27, though extensions may be granted.

Origins of Black History Month


Carter G. Woodson started the documentation of Black History in 1926. The United States Government has officially recognized February as Black History Month for nearly 40 years now. Why February?

Read this, not that!


While 50 Shades of Grey is certainly getting its fair share of publicity right now, try going to back to the originals. Sadomasochism has a literary history.

The Big Read at UD


Is finding the perfect mate a scientific equation? Read The Rosie Project as part of the 2015 Big Read community program.

Saturday Night Live!


Did you see the SNL anniversary special on Sunday night? The iconic television show celebrated 40 years on television and it was just a reminder of how much it has impacted our lives. Everyone has a favorite skit or character. A UD alum was also part of the show.

Celebrating Black History Month and Paul Laurence Dunbar


| Campus and Community

The Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 edition of the Dayton Daily News carried an article about Paul Laurence Dunbar, born in Dayton and the first African-American poet to achieve national recognition. Today the anniversary of Dunbar’s death will be commemorated at Woodland Cemetery.

Very Cordially…


When Anna Kinnen '15 picked Irina Skariatina as the subject for her European History Seminar research project, she had no idea that a book on the shelf of Roesch Library would have an echo of the woman herself inside the front cover. 

Read These Books!


Take a break, read for fun. Here are reviews for three books available at Roesch Library for check out.