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Ohio's public universities are teaming up to create one simplified process for students and staff to commercialize their research and inventions. 

US defense expert and Antioch College alumnus Jay Tuck will deliver the keynote address at the Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Monday.
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Antioch College is hosting an Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Monday, July 15, 2019. It will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Eichelberger Forum Main Stage at the Dayton Metro Library, located at 215 E. Third St., Dayton.

The featured speaker at the symposium will be US defense expert and Antioch College alumnus Jay Tuck. The author and investigative journalist will be joined by a panel of "Dayton-area AI experts," including Dr. Amy L. Magnus of the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Wright State university
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On Friday, Wright State University’s board of trustees will publicly discuss the school’s finances for the first time since the end of the recent 20-day faculty strike. The strike led to widespread disruptions to classes and campus life for thousands of students. 

During the meeting board members are expected to address some of the strike’s financial impacts. 

Student withdrawals between January 31 and the end of the strike resulted in a decline in tuition revenue, according to a monthly performance report released by the board ahead of the meeting.

Gov. Mike DeWine in Dayton.
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Governor Mike DeWine says his administration has no plans to intervene in the Wright State faculty strike. The strike is in its sixteenth day and no contract negotiations are scheduled. This week, the university authorized the hiring of longterm substitutes to replace striking faculty.

In a statement, Wright State officials say any replacement instructors who fill in during the strike would be temporary, qualified and asked to commit to teaching the rest of the semester.

The AAUP faculty union’s picket line resumed Monday after weekend talks ended without a deal.

Dozens of students and community members joined members of the Wright State University's faculty union's picket line Monday.
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The Wright State faculty union strike is in its fourteenth day. And while negotiations resumed over the weekend between the administration and the union, no agreement was reached.

So, Monday afternoon union members returned to the picket lines, joined by dozens of students and community members.

The picket line stretched for almost an entire block near the entrance to Wright State’s Fairborn campus. 

Lining the curb were more than 100 people cheering in support of striking faculty members.

Picketers check in at Wright State's faculty union's strike headquarters
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With no deal in sight, Wright State’s faculty union is on the picket lines for a fourth day Friday With temperatures hovering in the teens, union members have turned a conference room in a hotel across from the main campus into their strike headquarters. 

WYSO’s April Laissle got an inside look at the space on Thursday, and talked to one union member about what it’s been like on the picket lines.

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Hundreds of members of Wright State’s faculty union walked off the job Tuesday. The university's chapter of the American Association of University Professors union announced its intent to strike earlier this month after contract talks stalled.

With temperatures hovering in the teens, about 100 students chanted as they marched across Wright State’s campus to join professors on the picket lines.

A newly formed pro-union student group called WSU Students for Faculty organized the march.

Wright State students line up to ask questions during a student-government-sponsored townhall meeting ahead of the planned faculty strike.
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Wright State University’s faculty union is preparing for a campus-wide strike next week. The strike by more than 500 union members is set to begin Tuesday. And Wright State students -- many of whom just returned last week for the spring semester -- are concerned about how the strike could affect them. 

For more on the latest developments with the faculty strike, WYSO editor Jess Mador spoke with WYSO reporter April Laissle.

Clark State Community College

Clark State Community College will offer its first four-year degree starting next year.

 The college in Springfield announced recently that it has received state approval to offer a bachelor's degree in manufacturing technology management.

Clark State President Jo Alice Blondin says the program will allow people currently working in the manufacturing industry to learn new skills and prepare for advancement.

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Ohio University says its expansion into Greene County won't compete with other area universities.

The school's associate dean for industry partnerships says the university in southeastern Ohio plans to begin teaching professional development courses at a research center in Beavercreek. The Dayton Daily News reports the school is also planning to offer graduate school classes at a later point.

Associate Dean Scott Miller says the goal is to fulfill the educational needs for the area. There currently are no plans to offer undergraduate courses in the area.