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The University of Dayton is a rapidly growing institution of scholarship and research. In the past 10 years, sponsored research doubled, currently attracting nearly $100 million annually in sponsored research. The University conducted more than half a billion dollars in total sponsored research during that time.

Special expertise in such areas as high-performance materials, sensors, electro-optics, alternative energy and bioengineering drew funding and attention, while scholars in the humanities and social sciences were tapped to advance knowledge and understanding of the human condition during the 2013-14 academic year.


Columbus Business First and the website Government Technology picked up local stories about the School of Engineering dedicating a new radar lab. Dayton TV stations WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV, the Dayton Business Journal and Dayton Daily News covered the dedication of the lab. WVXU-FM, Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate, featured the lab in a Focus on Technology segment. 

Bloomberg Businessweek and The Columbus Dispatch picked up a Dayton Daily News story from March 15 with quotes from Bob Kauffman, University of Dayton Research Institute distinguished research chemist and fluid analysis group leader, about Retailers increasing adoption of radio wave tags.

The Associated Press picked up a story from the Dayton Daily News about the U.S. department of energy selecting the University of Dayton Research Institute to the performance of the generators on the Curiosity rover as part of an ongoing five-year, $3.75 million contract. The AP story ran in several outlets around Ohio and, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Washington Times, the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. picked up a Dayton Daily News story about the STARS research event. The Dayton Business Journal also did a story. Vice President for Research Mickey McCabe appeared on the Fox 45 morning show in Dayton touting the event.

hiVelocity blog carried an article about the Vision Lab’s pipeline research.


National Geographic "News Watch" mentioned research by biologist Panagiotis Tsonis on newt regeneration in an April 30 story about 'Spider-Man' and animals that regrow body parts. 

Scientific American mentioned research by biology professor Ryan McEwan in a March 1 story about American Chestnut trees.

Scientific American quoted Alex Morgan, distinguished research scientist and Research Institute group leader for applied combustion and energy group, in a Jan. 28 story about whether flame retardant materials should be in electronics.

Science News featured research by postdoctoral associate Jennifer Pechal in a story about microbes present in bodies after death.

Wired featured research by assistant biology professor Eric Benbow in story about migration of maggots after decomposing a body., a scientific blog, featured research by Benbow about insects present after a body dies in a post.

McEwan talked to Ron Wilson for his two "In the Garden" radio programs on Oct. 26 on WKRC in Cincinnati, which was shared with the Clear Channel radio network and Columbus-area WTVN. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland also carried a story about McEwan's honeysuckle tips. And, the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about invasive honeysuckle and quoted McEwan.

Science News quoted Benbow and cited his research in a story about microbes role in determining time of death in criminal cases.


The Wall Street Journal wrote about research by Susan Wawrose, director of graduate law programs and professor of lawyering skills, which examined "What Do Legal Employers Want to See in New Graduates?"

Ms. magazine blog referenced law professor Jeannette Cox's research in a posting titled "Pregnant Workers: 35 Years Later and Still Struggling."

Education featured research by assistant professor of education Mary Fuhs in a story about how smiling, positive teachers improve a child's education gains.


Hundreds of outlets, including CNBC, and Yahoo! Finance, picked up a Nov. 20 news release on a study conducted by Business Research Group director Richard Stock showing that B2B purchasing decision-makers are increasing turning to social media sites like LinkedIn. The Dayton Daily News featured a story on the study. 


Prison Legal News on May 5 published research by sociology assistant professor Jamie Longazel about food allergy policies in U.S. prisons. KCBS-AM in San Francisco interviewed Longazel May 10 about his research.

A blogger republished a Feb. 22 story in Mizzima Business Weekly (Myanmar) about assistant music professor Heather MacLachlan's research on Burma's pop music industry.

Longazel was a guest on The Society Pages blog Dec. 12 to talk about his new book on the pains of mass imprisonment.

Assistant professor of communication Jonathan Peters wrote an op-ed Oct. 22 for PBS about his research on defining a journalist. Poynter, another PBS op-ed, the Nieman Journalism Lab, and The Salt Lake Tribune also reported on the research.


Runner's World featured research by health and sport science professor Paul Vanderburgh in a story about whether men or women are better at pacing. and mentioned Vanderburgh's research on Boston Marathon qualifying times.

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