UD in the News Aug. 24-31

Media around the world sought theologians Sandra Yocum and Dennis Doyle to explain the latest sex abuse revelations in the Roman Catholic Church. This week, they gave interviews to Sputnik Radio, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse.

preLaw magazine highlighted the School of Law's online JD program in its national roundup of law school news. EcoWatch picked up Sierra magazine's "Cool Schools" list that places UD 18th for displaying "a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility."

The Wall Street Journal and KPCC-FM Southern California Public Radio interviewed auto historian John Heitmann about why America has fallen out of love with the sedan. Univision tapped political scientist Christopher Devine's expertise to discuss "What Does It Mean for Trump that His Candidate in Ohio Will Win a Job with Congress?"

Regionally, WVXU-FM's Cincinnati Edition introduced the new executive directors of the Human Rights Center and Hanley Sustainability Institute plus assistant professor of human rights Joel Pruce's new book, The Mass Appeal of Human Rights. Ohio Farm Bureau radio interviewed Susan Trollinger, an expert on the Amish, about Amish communities in Ohio.

Locally, UD President Eric F. Spina was the subject of a Dayton Business Journal executive profile, WHIO-TV covered the University's inclusion on Sierra's "Cool Schools" list and the Dayton Daily News talked to law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister about Dayton leaders asking voters if they want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.  

A sample of the news coverage during the week is below, and you can click here to view links to all of the University's media coverage during August. 

Atlanta Catholics Want the Church to Step up on Sexual Abuse Cases
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandra Yocum, religious studies

Group Seeks Lay-Led Investigation of Sex Abuses
Sputnik Radio
Sandra Yocum, religious studies

Catholic Board Seeks Parishioner-Led Abuse Investigation
The Associated Press
Dennis Doyle, religious studies

The Need for Independent Investigation in Church Sex Abuses
Sputnik Radio
Dennis Doyle, religious studies

US Church Divided over Claims that Pope Ignored Sex Abuse
Agence France-Presse
Dennis Doyle, religious studies 

The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2018
University of Dayton

Law School News
School of Law

America Has Fallen out of Love With the Sedan
The Wall Street Journal
John Heitmann, history

Why Have Americans Grown Disenchanted with Sedans?
KPCC-FM Southern California Public Radio
John Heitmann, history

What Does It Mean for Trump that His Candidate in Ohio Will Win a Job with Congress?
Christopher Devine, political science

How the University of Dayton Plans to Strengthen Human Rights around the World
WVXU-FM (Cincinnati)
Shelley Inglis, Human Rights Center
Ben McCall, Hanley Sustainability Institute  
Joel Pruce, human rights studies

Executive Profile
Dayton Business Journal
Eric F. Spina, president

University of Dayton Makes Cool Schools List

Ohio's Amish Community on 'Town Hall Ohio'
Ohio Farm Bureau
Susan Trollinger, English

Dayton's Marijuana Plan Earns Praise, Criticism
Dayton Daily News
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law


News and Communications Staff