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.

Press run

Wright State political science grad Lucas Gonzalez lands reporting job with USA Today Network

2019 Wright State graduate Lucas Gonzalez channels passion for politics and storytelling into a promising journalism career. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs |

Foreign policy

Wright State follows national trend of surging interest in education abroad programs, offering more opportunities for students with disabilities

Wright State students find life-changing experiences on education abroad trips. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni Association, Home news sidebar, Magazine, News, Study Abroad, University Center for International Education |

American Factory

Latest documentary by Wright State filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar premieres in Dayton

“American Factory,” by professor emeritus Julia Reichert and former motion pictures faculty member Steven Bognar, is now streaming on Netflix. Continue reading

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

Stuart McDowell honored by Macalester College for lifetime achievement

W. Stuart McDowell, artistic director of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures, received Macalester’s 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award. Continue reading

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

Lake Campus collaborates in water quality project that draws researchers from around the nation

Wright State–Lake Campus collaborated with other university researchers to study harmful algal bloom activity on Grand Lake St. Marys. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Home news sidebar, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Overseas opportunity

2019 Wright State grad Dhanashri Desai completes engineering internship at Ingersoll Rand in India

Dhanashri Desai, who graduated from Wright State in May with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, returned to her native India for a valuable internship. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Engineering & Computer Science, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, International Students, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News, Student Profile |

Wright State trustees approve a break-even, no-deficit 2019-20 budget

Wright State University plans to post a break-even, no-deficit budget, according to the proposed 2019-20 budget approved Aug. 15 by the university’s Board of Trustees. Continue reading

Posted in Home news sidebar, News |

Wright State environmental student meets with nation’s top environmental official

Leon Katona, an environmental sciences Ph.D. candidate, conducted research this summer on Lake Erie aboard the Lake Guardian, the U.S. EPA’s largest research vessel. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Graduate, Home news sidebar, News, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Flight school

C-17, Honor Guard, MIA lab part of Wright-Patterson tour for Wright State officials

Wright State faculty, staff and administrators were part of a delegation of higher education representatives who toured Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading

Posted in Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, Military & Veterans, News |

Memorial service set for former Lake Campus Dean Bonnie Mathies

As dean, Bonnie Mathies helped spur the dramatic growth of Wright State University’s Lake Campus. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Education & Human Services, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News |