Friday, January 5, 2018

Researcher wins an NIH grant and public comment is sought for University reaccreditation. Professional development opportunities, a Marian forum and a new art exhibit are among upcoming events.


A new exhibit at the University of Dayton examines the American identity through works by alumnus and artist Jonathan Clyde Frey. “American Mythologies” runs Jan. 18 through Feb. 15 in the Radical Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall. The opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Frey says his work focuses on “the differences between the iconic representations of the United States and the lived experience.” Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Parking passes are available from the parking attendant located on the University Circle inside the main entrance. For additional information contact gallery coordinator Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204


University of Dayton biologist Amit Singh is studying early eye development in fruit flies to understand the molecular basis of retinal disease and birth defects in the human eye under a new $439,499 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Singh, associate professor of biology and interim director of the Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton (TREND), is using the fruit fly eye model to determine how genes regulate the process of transforming a single layer of cells into a three-dimensional organ. More information is available hereFor interviews, contact assistant director of news and communications Meagan Pant or 937-229-3256.


The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) will help chart the future of Marian studies by evaluating the current state of this theological discipline and identifying the latest trends and areas of neglect. IMRI will present its findings at its next Marian Forum at the University of Dayton April 6. Being organized around the theme of “Mary — Yesterday and Today,” the two-hour forum will be the sixth in a continuing series of free academic gatherings that IMRI has been sponsoring online to promote the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More information is available here. For interviews, contact assistant director of news and communications Meagan Pant or 937-229-3256.


The University of Dayton is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit Feb. 12-13, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The University of Dayton has been accredited by HLC since 1928. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address: Public Comment on the University of Dayton, Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411. The public may also submit comments on the HLC website. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by Jan. 12.


Emerging Leader Program

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2018 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Jan. 18, and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the Center's future executive development programs.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the next two sessions of this 10-session program that start Jan. 18 and April 17. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders or anyone preparing for a leadership role in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of Supervisor and Professional Development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. Supervisory Leadership Certificate facilitators average a 4.5 on a five-point scale in participant reviews. Participants in the most recently completed cohort report a 43.5 percent increase in their competency level. One participant said: "I have found most valuable the ability to listen to and to be exposed to individuals from all over the region, as well as to be able to share in their insights and gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences among us."

Professional Development Programs

Jan. 17: "Profiling Your Success: Using 360 Degree Feedback for Career Development." Participants will learn how to assess their strengths and contributions to their organizations and feedback from supervisors, peers and employees.

Jan. 25: "Coaching and Evaluating Performance." This session is designed to enhance management and coaching skills to help employees develop skills or correct performance.

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 for center partners.

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the Center for Leadership website

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