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.

Statistical standout

Google selects research proposal from Wright State computer science student Matt Piekenbrock

A research project by Matt Piekenbrock, a graduate computer science at Wright State, was selected by the Google Summer of Code 2017 competition. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Center for Workforce Development, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Mathematics & Statistics, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Dog days

Wright State’s Sarah and Ash McGinley give Marco the pit bull new ‘leash’ on life

Wright State couple Ash and Sarah McGinleys rescued Marco, a pit bull, from an adoption center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Posted in 50th, Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Education & Human Services, English, Faculty, Giving, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, Liberal Arts, News, Videos |

Science superstars

Stars of the future compete at Wright State University in 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament

Science Olympiad brought more than 5,000 students, educators and parents from all 50 states to Wright State, pumping an estimated $1.7 million into the local economy. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Center for Workforce Development, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Photos, Science & Mathematics, Student Union |

Hundreds of military veterans expected to attend Veterans Moving Forward event at Wright State on May 24

About 100 veterans service organizations are expected to be on hand to connect with veterans at the event. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Home news sidebar, Military & Veterans, News, Student Union |

Taking the lead

Wright Leader Academy laying the groundwork for university’s future

Representatives from 12 campus units developed their leadership skills through the new Wright Leader Academy. Continue reading

Posted in Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Videos |

Science showdown

Stars of the future to compete at Wright State University in 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament

More than 5,000 students, educators and parents will descend on Wright State for the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament May 19–20. Continue reading

Posted in Around Campus, Center for Workforce Development, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics, Student Union |

Natural cause

The woods of Wright State, hub of research projects, granted partial conservation easement

Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Graduate, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Research, Science & Mathematics, Videos |

Cruise control

Ocean-going vessels provide the stage for Wright State theatre, dance alums

Wright State performing arts grads find career success performing on cruise ships. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni Association, Arts Scene, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |

Leading the way

Wright State associate professor Pratik Parikh led Dayton-Cincinnati engineering organization to a Gold Award in 2016

Pratik Parikh, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, led a revival of the local Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers chapter. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News |

Japanese yen

Wright State alum Tyler Chilton living a dream teaching English in Japan

After earning a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate, Tyler Chilton now teaches English to schoolchildren in Japan. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni Association, Business, English, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Management & International Business, Modern Languages, News |