Tuesday October 25, 2011

An Active Campus

Climate, time management and remembering fallen heroes are among the themes of upcoming events.


Ottmar Edenhofer, one of the world's leading climate economists, will deliver a lecture, "To Whom Does the Atmosphere Belong? Linking Climate and Development Policy," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public. Edenhofer is deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Berlin Institute of Technology. Since 2008, he has served as joint-chair of Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The lecture is the second installment of the University of Dayton Speaker Series. The University's Sustainability, Energy and Environment (SEE) initiative and the College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Cameron Fullam, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or fullam@udayton.edu. 


Dan Gediman, executive director of This I Believe, a nonprofit organization that collects and presents the personal philosophies of people from all walks of life, will speak on campus about the importance of core values. He will share the fascinating history of the This I Believe project as well as audio recordings of essays from writers of the 1950s and today. The event, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Kennedy Union Ballroom, is free and open to the public. This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing, sharing and discussing the core personal beliefs that guide their daily lives. More than 100,000 people across the country — and the world — have answered the call to write and share their own stories of personal belief. Many of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on the This I Believe website (http://thisibelieve.org), broadcast on public radio, chronicled through books and featured in weekly podcasts. For more information, contact Cameron Fullam, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or fullam@udayton.edu. 


Author of The Experience Economy and Authenticity:  What Consumers Really Want and Former IBM executive Joseph Pine will present "New Ways of Creating More Value for Your Customers" to wrap up the University of Dayton 2011 Executive Development program Nov. 15. Sessions on stress and time management will be offered as part of the Supervisor and Professional Development programs Nov. 2 and Nov. 8, respectively. Sponsored by the University's Center for Leadership and Executive Development, each session is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 1700 S. Patterson Building. The cost for an Executive Development program is $995 per session for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $870 for CLED partners. The cost for a Supervisor and Professional Development program is $395 per session for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $290 for CLED partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit http://leadership.udayton.edu. 


The University of Dayton invites the public to a candlelight ceremony at 5:26 p.m. (sunset) Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Humanities Plaza to remember the "Night of Broken Glass," the event many historians identify as the beginning of the Holocaust. The University's World Music Choir and local residents with connections to the Holocaust will assist in this memorial. On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a wave of targeted riots against Germany's Jewish citizens. In one night, thousands of synagogues, Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving the streets littered with shattered glass. At least 91 Jews were killed and many others were injured. For the first time, Jews were arrested on a massive scale and transported to Nazi concentration camps. In a world where ethnic and racial violence still exists, everyone is invited to stand together and say "never again." Rain site: Immaculate Conception Chapel. For more information, contact Sister Laura Leming, F.M.I., at 937-229-2138 or leming@udayton.edu.


Amid nearly 6,300 American flags planted in the University of Dayton Central Mall representing each U.S. military casualty of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, University of Dayton Army ROTC cadets will read the names of those casualties starting at 7:45 a.m. on Veterans' Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The nearly eight-hour event is part of the nationwide Remembrance Day National Roll Call happening on nearly 145 college campuses. At 2 p.m., there will be a moment of silence. During the closing ceremony at 4 p.m., there will be a special remembrance for all University of Dayton alumni who lost their lives in battle. "It is important we remember and recognize all service members of all wars who lost their lives in defense of this great nation, especially those from the University of Dayton community,” said Lt. Col. Dan Redden, University of Dayton military science professor. For more information, contact Julia O'Neil, University of Dayton event student organizer, at 301-538-3098 or Capt. Nathan Kish of the University of Dayton ROTC program at 937-229-5520.


University of Dayton seniors Jeffrey Ivas of Mansfield, Mass., Maureen Schlather of Avon, Ohio, and Timothy Wall of Burke, Va., are among the top four percent in the Army ROTC's Order of Merit List. Academic, physical and leadership performance evaluations factor into the list used for cadet placement after graduation. Four other Flyer cadets are among the top 20 percent. All seven will receive the Distinguished Military Graduate honor. The entire merit list includes all 5,643 Army ROTC cadets graduating this academic year. The top 200 are in the top four percent. For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391.