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Staff Sergeant Timothy Brown is getting used to his new handcycling voice-activated shifting device developed by University of Dayton senior engineering majors. The triple amputee must simply say "up" or "down" for the bike to shift.

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This week, the University of Dayton Human Rights Center will unveil "America the Borderland," an exhibit by the center's Moral Courage Project designed to shine a light on human rights defenders at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Researchers at the University of Dayton are helping the farming business figure out how to prevent spray drift, or the unintentional use of pesticides outside the target area. March 6, UD unveiled an EPA-approved low-speed wind tunnel, believed to be just the second on a U.S. college campus to hold that designation.

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In Tijuana, Mexico officials are moving migrants to new shelters away from the U.S. border. This comes as thousands of migrants have arrived in Tijuana in recent weeks from Central America, seeking asylum in the United States.

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The University of Dayton created the nation’s first Human Rights Studies undergraduate program in 1998. In 2013, UD created the Human Rights Center to advance the university’s mission to promote respect for the inherent dignity of all persons through dialogue, research and education.

The midterm elections are November 6, and WYSO has been traveling around the Miami Valley talking to would-be voters. Today, we bring you voices from the University of Dayton campus, where WYSO community news producer Jason Reynolds surveyed students about whether they plan to vote next Tuesday.

For all of WYSO's elections coverage, visit wyso.org.

The University of Dayton will host the first gubernatorial debate between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine.

"The University is honored to be selected to provide a venue for civil discourse about issues facing our state and excited about the opportunity to showcase the University of Dayton statewide," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina said in a written statement.

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Last December, during the United Nations' commemoration of Human Rights Day, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin, noted the relationship between human rights and sustainable development, stating, “The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if fellow human beings are denied their rights. Nor can there be full enjoyment of human rights without sustainable development.”

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Two University of Dayton researchers are making it their mission to help teachers get more diverse children's books in the classroom. They have even developed a rubric.

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Physical therapist Shane Page and his company, Edge Cycle Technologies, have developed a bike seat that he says is “truly anatomical and accepts our anatomy instead of pressing against it.”

Entrepreneur Megan Smith Talks The Future Of Tech

Apr 12, 2018
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Award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer and evangelist Megan Smith served as the chief technology officer of the United States under President Barack Obama for three years. She was the first female to serve in that role. Prior to that, Smith was a vice president of new business development at Google. Today, she's CEO of Shift7, and continues her efforts to get people to understand that technology is the key to the future, and attract young people to careers in technology and engineering.

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With the opioid crisis continuing to ravage Ohio, the state issued a $10,000 challenge. Tuesday, five winners were announced, including Cincinnati's Kinematechs and a University of Dayton researcher.

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If you've ever looked around and wondered how you've accumulated so much stuff, and feel frustrated that you're working so hard just to buy even more stuff, you might want to consider downsizing and taking a more minimalist approach to life.

New Push To Stop Online Child Trafficking

Sep 13, 2017
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Suspected child sex trafficking has increased 846 percent from 2010 to 2015 according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This explosive number is mostly attributed to the internet. Ohio Senator Rob Portman thinks the Communications Decency Act of 1996 may be to blame.

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For the past five years volunteers with the Go Baby Go program have been adapting motorized toy cars to help toddlers with mobility challenges get moving.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media have transformed how we communicate. From personal relationships to professional interactions, social media has had a dramatic impact on virtually every facet of society, including the law. A new book, "Social Media in a Nutshell," written by University of Dayton School of Law Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister and University of Texas Social Media Law Professor Ryan Garcia, shows the wide-ranging influence social media has on criminal investigations, jury selection and other aspects of our legal system. 

Dayton, Ohio CityLinks Conference Friday

Apr 5, 2017
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Working to evolve from an industrial city to one that can grow and thrive in today's economy, Dayton, Ohio faces many of the same economic and social challenges as other cities across the country, including police-community relations, poverty and the opioid crisis.

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A University of Dayton researcher is creating a different way to study drugs that could potentially shorten the time it takes to develop them.

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Cybersecurity is such a high priority for the U.S. government that President-elect Trump is asking intelligence officials to do a major report on hacking in 90 days.

A recent report identified the top cybersecurity threats for 2017. They include:

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Paul Rogat Loeb's book, Soul Of a Citizen: Living With Conviction In Challenging Times, has become a classic guide for those seeking to become social activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make a difference. The book has inspired thousands to make their voices heard and actions count.

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