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Leader in Higher Education

More than 200 online outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, picked up a news release distributed via PR Newswire on the media partnership of RISE and CNBC. News that a Federal Reserve Bank president would once again headline RISE also gained extensive coverage.

Future-focused, growing and on the move — these words describe the University of Dayton, a top-tier Catholic research university, according to U.S. News & World Report. During the 2013-14 academic year, national media took notice of the University’s growing reputation and the continuing transformation and expansion of campus.

A Player on the Regional and National Scenes

ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell did a story and video May 23 about the city of Dayton study of media exposure from the Flyers’ Elite Eight run in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. 

The Deseret News in Salt Lake City quoted Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, in an April 4 story about a bump in applications for schools going deep into the NCAA tournament.

Many outlets nationwide, including the websites of many Ohio TV stations, picked up a press release from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's office about the senator holding a human trafficking forum on campus. The Dayton Daily News and ABC 22/Fox 45 in Dayton previewed the event. The Dayton Daily News, WDTN-TV and ABC 22/Fox 45 covered the Feb. 14 event.

President Daniel J. Curran sat down for an extended interview with WDTN-TV's Mark Allan about the transformation of the University during his 12-year tenure. Curran's Bold Moves ran Feb. 27.

National Jurist mentioned the University of Dayton School of Law in a story about law schools with religious affiliations in its February issue. 

CIO Review featured a column on IT in higher education by Tom Skill, assistant provost and CIO.

Catholic News Service wrote about the University's agreement with Catholic Relief Services to research labor trafficking in Brazil. The newspaper of the archdiocese of St. Louis picked up the CNS story. The blog Trafficking Monitor picked up the CNS story. America magazine included news about the partnership in its news briefs. Locally, WHIO radio and TV plus the Dayton Daily News reported on the agreement. 

The National Law Journal wrote about a new blog covering legal education that School of Law Dean Paul McGreal is editing. At least 10 blogs covering legal education picked up the NLJ story. 

National Jurist featured the School of Law's new CyberLaw Center and other curricular changes in an e-newsletter. preLaw included the story in its fall issue. 

WLW-AM talked to Director of Human Rights Research Mark Ensalaco about the Social Practice of Human Rights conference. The Catholic Telegraph in Cincinnati also previewed the conference. 

The Associated Press state wire picked up a story about our new NSF grant to enhance our the University's computer links to Ohio researchers. At least 20 outlets around the state: including outlets in Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Akron and Toledo, and two in West Virginia; picked up the story. Dayton Business Journal and ABC 22/Fox 45 in Dayton also reported on the grant.

The Akron Beacon Journal picked up a Dayton Daily News story about the School of Law's CyberLaw Center and enhancements to the student experience. ABC 22/Fox 45 and the Dayton Business Journal also did stories.

When President Barack Obama commented that law schools should move from three to two years, CNBC.com turned to School of Law Dean Paul McGreal for insight. He said said change may evolve when the ABA shows some flexibility and added that solutions could arise from "a more robust waiver program to allow law schools to find solutions through experimentation."

Philosophy professor Peggy DesAutels talked to The New York Times on efforts to curb sexism in philosophy.

The Wall Street Journal quoted McGreal extensively about the changing landscape of law schools and law school enrollment. The ABA Journal picked up the story.

WDTN-TV interviewed Kurt Hoffmann, environmental sustainability manager, about the university’s national commitment to become carbon neutral. The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV picked up a news release. The websites Energy Central,Renewablesbiz and Ohio Landscapes also picked up the story.

National Higher Education Issues and Trends

Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted philosophy professor Peggy DesAutels Feb. 3 about a report by the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Women at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The New York Times turned to Molly Schaller, associate professor and chair, college student personnel and higher education administration, for her expertise on the sophomore slump. 

University Business talked to Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, about the university's tuition plan. University Business also quoted Kumarasamy about the University's bike giveaway program in its November issue. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education also talked to Kumarasamy about a new program offering microscholarships to high school students to help them prepare for college. 

National Jurist and preLaw mentioned the School of Law in a story about two year JD programs. The Youngstown Daily Legal News picked up the story.


The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and The Columbus Dispatch quoted Sister Leanne Jablonski, director of the Marianist Environmental Education Center, in a May 21 story about Catholic bishops opposing an Ohio bill to freeze renewable energy laws. 

Two recognitions for the University's sustainability efforts received notice from local media in February. On Feb. 20, the websites of Dayton Daily News, WHIO-AM and WHIO-TV covered news of the University earning a silver rating in a national higher education sustainability rating system for its sustainability achievements. The next week, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV websites ran stories about the GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center achieving LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and being the University's first LEED-certified building.

On Jan. 6, The Lean Blog discussed the University’s Lean Six Sigma initiatives to improve the way the University conducts the business of serving students.

Getting Students Job Ready

The Associated Press picked up a press release Jan. 28 about the Midmark gift to the physician assistant program.

Nanowerk.com picked up a news release about the Minority Analyst Program.

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