Wright State in the News

Wright State gets $450K for physician training

Excerpt Wright State University has been awarded more than $450,000 to help train and prepare primary care physicians for the changing world of family practice at a time when the nation is facing a shortage of primary care providers. Nearly … Continue reading

Wright State historian brings ‘Forgotten World War’ stories home to Dayton

Dressed as a YMCA volunteer from World War I, Paul Lockhart shows off the exhibition's replica war trench. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Some call it “The Forgotten World War.” But Wright State history professor is helping make sure people don’t forget the profound impact of World War I and the role the Miami Valley played in it. His efforts to bring that story to … Continue reading

Wright State lab works to mine social media posts

Excerpt A new analytic tool developed at a Wright State University lab is designed to convert statements made on social media into actionable information. Cognovi Labs developed the tool, called Twitris. The lab, backed by Ikove Venture Partners, is a … Continue reading

Wright State names new dean

Excerpt Wright State University has named a new dean for one of its schools. The school said Friday that Doug Leaman will become dean of the college of science and mathematics on Oct. 1. He comes from University of Toledo, … Continue reading

Lake Campus snags fish study grant

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Excerpt Wright State University-Lake Campus research team is conducting a unique study on often-overlooked fish thanks to a grant. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Jacquemin, assistant biology professor, the research project assesses the swimming performance of small-bodied fish in … Continue reading

Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit hours earlier than polls

Excerpt Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris, a Wright State University-developed tool that claims to be able to take a sample of social media chatter about a specific topic and deduce real-time, large-scale, automated sentiment … Continue reading

Wright State history professor talks about history of beards on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’


Christopher Oldstone-Moore, senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of History, discussed trends in facial hair during a story on beards that aired June 19 on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Watch the story, “Letting one’s hair WAY down.”

Wright State professor outlines what to expect at Democratic Convention

Next month, the Republican and Democratic parties will host their national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia respectively. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Lee Hannah, assistant professor of political science at Wright State University, to discuss intricacies of the Democratic … Continue reading

Wright State offers support to students after Orlando tragedy

The office of LGBTQA Affairs arranged to have counseling staff available in the LGBTQA Community Engagement Room on June 14 for students following the Orlando, Florida, tragedy. Campus community members who needs additional support in the aftermath of this tragedy … Continue reading

Wright State students jump for presidential debate roles

Excerpt Wright State University students have jumped at the possibility for seats and volunteer opportunities at this fall’s presidential debate. The school says 1,850 students have joined the ticket lottery or sought volunteer opportunities for the Sept. 26 Presidential Debate … Continue reading