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The University of Dayton established the nation'’s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998, and created the University of Dayton Human Rights Center in 2013. The University recently named Camilo Pérez-Bustillo as the first executive director of the Center. 

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According to the Department of Education, U.S. high school graduation rates have been steadily rising during the past five years, and reached an all-time high in the 2013-2014 school year. Different states use differing methods, programs and initiatives to increase graduation rates, with varying degrees of success.

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Brilliant minds trapped in bodies that don't work are finding their way out with the help of an EEG brain headset like this one.

Brain caps have been around for decades but are now being refined to allow people to do more complex tasks. Take for example Rosemary Johnson who, before a devastating car accident, was a violinist with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Science Alert reports she is now able to compose music with a computer that can read her mind.

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The University of Dayton plans to break ground in May on new student housing.  The 301 Lowes Street development will feature 96 units that will each house four students. 

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James Philips says he must've forgotten to return History of the Crusades to the University of  Dayton library when he joined the Marines. Now, 49 years later, the book is finally returned and heading back into circulation.

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University of Dayton researchers are developing computer software that will automatically detect threats or damage to oil and gas pipelines, thanks in part to the support of one of the nation's largest utilities.

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Finalized on November 21, 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war, which had lasted more than three years, cost 100,000 lives and drove 2 million people from their homes. Current and former world leaders are participating in events this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords.

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Reporter Zac Pitts is leaving WCPO-TV to return to Dayton’s WDTN-TV, the hometown station where he started his career as a teleprompter operator.

Pitts has been a Channel 9 daytime general assignment reporter for 18 months.

Starting Oct. 21, he will appear on Channel 2's “Living Dayton” noon-1 p.m. weekday lifestyle show with co-hosts Katie Kenney and Sallie Taylor, according to TVNewsCheck.

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Cenntro Motors, a Nevada-based company that develops all-electric commercial vehicles, has donated two electric trucks to the University of Dayton.

The two vehicles, unveiled Friday morning, will be plugged into service later this month to deliver mail and to be part of the university's parking services fleet.

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The University of Dayton is formally introducing Eric Spina as its next president. Spina will be the Catholic university's 19th leader, but  just the the second lay leader in UD's 165-year existence.

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