Wright State in the News

Dayton City Paper profiles Wright State public history grad student

Excerpt Their story is powerful. Nearly 400 freed slaves—including an infant less than 1-year-old and a woman over 100—make a 500-mile pilgrimage on foot and by horse from a Virginia plantation to promised land in Ohio in 1846, only to … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News report: Wright State students on Capitol Hill

Excerpt Two Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine students are pushing for improvements to health care in the nation’s capitol. The students spoke with Ohio legislators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in May as part of the American … Continue reading

Wright State research on EAB, olive trees featured in Olive Oil Times

Don Cipollini holding piece of white fringetree affected by emerald ash borer

Excerpt A team of researchers from Ohio’s Wright State University has discovered that the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is capable of completing development on olive trees, making it the second official non-ash species of plant that can host the … Continue reading

Former Wright State basketball star’s NBA coaching career profiled in Boston Globe

Excerpt Vitaly Potapenko giggles when he hears “The Ukraine Train.” He’s carried that nickname since his days at Wright State University, when he was a fierce, burly center who ran through the Midwestern Collegiate Conference on his way to being … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald profiles Air Force medic preparing for nursing career at Wright State

Excerpt Today, Barberi is a senior in Wright State University’s Veteran Bachelor of Science Nursing program option, a pre-licensure B.S.N. program option for veteran and active duty personnel from the Air Force, Army and Navy who have completed training as … Continue reading

Wright State business researchers contribute to study featured in Forbes

Excerpt A corporate board packed with independent directors has ethical appeal, and has become a common sight at big companies. But new research indicates that boards with only one insider (the CEO) are worse off. “Lone-insider boards go a step … Continue reading

Dayton Magazine has ‘five questions for Wright State University’s new president’

The June/July issue of the Dayton Magazine features a Q&A with Cheryl B. Schrader, who will join Wright State as president on July 1. Questions posed in the interview include: What made Wright State attractive to you and what will … Continue reading

Improving soldier health and performance with sensors and stimulators at Wright State center

Excerpt The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson AFB is the Air Force lead in human performance research and development for its air, space and cyberspace forces. Supporting that mission is the Ohio Federal Research Network’s (OFRN) Human … Continue reading

WDTN reports on Red Cross mural created by Wright State grad

Excerpt The Red Cross Dayton chapter is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a big way. The chapter will uncover a giant mural painted by Katie Puthoff, a recent graduate from Wright State University. Puthoff painted a mural of two iconic … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News profiles debut poetry collection by Wright State grad

Excerpt “Poetry is a mystical thing to me,” explains Rita Coleman, a local poet who lives in rural Greene County. Rita’s debut collection of poetry, “And Yet,” will be published in August by Finishing Line Press. “The title of the … Continue reading