Author Archives: Jim Hannah

About Jim Hannah

Born in San Diego, Calif., and raised in Troy, OH. Graduated in journalism from Ohio State University. Worked at the Rome Daily American in Italy, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press, where I spent 30 years working in Columbus, Dayton and Washington D.C. Currently assistant director of public relations at Wright State University. Married, with three children.

Wright State’s Lake Campus embraces, impresses Cheryl B. Schrader during her first presidential visit

Cheryl B. Schrader paid her first visit as Wright State University president to the Lake Campus, meeting with faculty, staff and community leaders… Continue reading

Posted in Home news sidebar, Lake Campus, News, President, Special Categories |

Video virtuoso

Wright State alum Kevin Cornell named Ohio’s 2016 PBS Lead Digital Innovator

Kevin Cornell, a two-time Wright State graduate, teaches kids about science through his popular YouTube channel. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Education & Human Services, Graduate, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education |

Wright State faculty to lead community conversations on books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Community conversations pair faculty with community leaders and other experts to facilitate wide-ranging discussion of themes and issues raised in books that have won the award. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, English, Faculty, History, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Religion, Philosophy, and Classics |

President Schrader launches face-to-face meetings with department chairs

The meeting will help President Cheryl B. Schrader better understand the work of the university’s academic programs and faculty, staff and students. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Education & Human Services, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, President |

Wright State professor Julie Williams receives prestigious national award for advancement of disability issues

Julie Williams, a professor in the School of Professional Psychology, received the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues Award from the American Psychological Association. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Disability Services, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News, Professional Psychology |

Material world

Wright State’s summer program on materials engineering for schoolteachers a big hit

A College of Engineering and Computer Science program gives schoolteachers the knowledge to inspire their students to pursue materials engineering. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |

Speaking terms

Wright State to offer pronunciation improvement course for international students, faculty and professionals in the community

The Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes Intensive English program will offer a Pronunciation Improvement course this fall. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, English, Home news sidebar, International Students, Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP), News |

Smart move

Wright State’s Derek Desentz wins prestigious scholarship from Department of Defense

Derek Desentz, a junior computer science and computer engineering major at Wright State, hones his coding skills as an intern at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Homepage feature rotator, Military & Veterans, News, Student Profile |

Mission control

Wright State engineering students present materials analysis of manned mission to Mars

Students in an introductory materials science and engineering class analyzed what it would take for humans to safely travel to Mars, live on the red planet and return to earth. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |

OhioLINK awards research grant to Wright State professor Shu Schiller

Shu Schiller’s research can serve as a model for the improvement, development and planning of library live-chat services or similar digital reference services. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Business, Home news sidebar, Info. Systems & Supply Chain Management, News, Research |