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University of Dayton

300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469

The University of Dayton (UD) is an American private Roman Catholic national research university. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), it is one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the largest private university in Ohio. The university's campus is located in the city's southern portion and spans 388 acres on both sides of the Great Miami River. The campus is noted for the Immaculate Conception Chapel and the University of Dayton Arena. The University has about 8,000 undergraduate and 3,000 post-graduate students.

The University's notable alumni include: humorist Erma Bombeck; engineer David Bradley (Control-Alt-Delete keyboard command inventor); and comedian Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci on "Saturday Night Live").

Library access: The Roesch Library houses the university's main library, the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute (IMRI), and the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center. The print and electronic collections in Roesch Library include more than 1.3 million books and 69,000 journals. Members of the general public may use materials within the building. Four computers are designated for public use and include access to most of the facility's research databases. Library cards are available for $50 per year.

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