Friday, October 4, 2013
This week I'll just come directly to the point and state that we have BIG news: the College of Liberal Arts' annual combined economic impact and benefit is $539,124,651 to the Dayton region. Let's make sure we got that: $539,124,651 Annual Economic Impact and Benefit to the region. CoLA provides a huge positive boost to the region above and beyond student education. We can all be proud of that, and make sure to spread the word!
CoLA's Economic Impact Analysis was conducted by our own Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA), an applied social science research center with a regional and state-wide reputation for excellence in analyzing workforce, economic, and community development data for governmental, nonprofit, and community-based organizations to improve quality of life. CUPA collaborates with numerous regional institutions and is currently working with The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, The Ohio Board of Regents, and Culture Works, amongst others. Thank you to Jack Dustin, Jane Dockery, Carol Hooker and all the CUPA staff and students for their excellent community-based research and analyses!
If you haven't visited our Robert and Elaine Stein Art Galleries recently, now is the perfect time to go. The current exhibit -- Soo Sunny Park's Unwoven Light - is magical and cannot be appreciated from this photo alone. The exhibit is open until October 13 when you can enjoy a free public lecture by the artist at 2:30 pm with a closing reception to follow until 5:30.