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Celebration of the Arts 2017Campus and Community

Celebration of the Arts

Engineers make music. Mathematicians show their brushwork. And dancers take the stage. Nearly 250 University of Dayton students from almost every field of study will participate in the 16th annual Celebration of the Arts, an evening designed to bring the campus and greater Dayton community together through exhibits and performances.


What Did You Do in the War?

Belgian nuns created a system of alarms and delaying tactics, including flirting and "not understanding" German, to hide refugees and Jews from the Nazis. Two nuns were shot by French soldiers who thought they were German spies. These and other stories recently discovered in letters and other documents written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War II have inspired a book by University of Dayton law professor Dennis Turner.


Flyer Pitch

Seven aspiring entrepreneurs will compete for the $25,000 grand prize in the University of Dayton’s 11th annual Flyer Pitch competition, one of the largest business plan contests at the collegiate level.

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Briefly Speaking

Upcoming events focus on art, experiential learning and professional development. A symposium brings healthcare professionals together on addiction, a workshop helps writers through the creative process, and more.


A Bold Step Toward Solar

The University of Dayton will install 4,026 solar panels with a capacity of 1.26 megawatts of power that will provide approximately 2 percent of campuswide power consumption and offset carbon emissions by about 1 percent annually.


Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including University of Dayton student Sarah Richard.


Changing Face of Engineering

The Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) named four University of Dayton students to a global program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement through innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. 


UD in the News March 9-16

The anti-human trafficking efforts of our Human Rights Center and Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton were highlighted by local and regional media outlets and a national news organization, and, in a Dayton Daily News op-ed, President Eric F. Spina detailed the University's efforts to help students at every income level get access to higher education.

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