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2014-04-09 16:24:28

University of Dayton Hosts Bi-Annual Writers' Workshop DAYTON, Ohio, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Erma Bombeck fans, Parade.com is carrying a wealth of interviews about the legendary humorist, whose writing captured the foibles of suburban family life. In an exclusive interview and podcast entertainment analyst Dr. Nancy Berk chats with the Bombeck family about their memories. The children recall leading a normal life -- and were even a bit oblivious to their...

2014-02-07 16:23:22

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Dayton's RISE 14 forum, the largest student investment conference in the world, will welcome CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, as the official media broadcast partner for the March 27-29 event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110103/DC23496LOGO) "Each year, RISE speakers represent the best and brightest from Wall Street, corporate America and government," said University Provost Joseph Saliba. "Our...

2012-08-20 15:16:22

Many refugees to the U.S. travel thousands of miles to a safe harbor, but once here find that adjusting to linguistic and cultural differences is an equally daunting task, according to new research to be presented by two University of Dayton sociologists at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "In one or two weeks, some refugees find themselves going from a place like a Burundian refugee camp to a Midwestern city like Dayton," said sociology professor Theo...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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