Wright State in the News

Wright State University grows campus using new organization

Photo of Wright State University's Dayton campus

Excerpt Wright State University has been using a new business organization to buy real estate near its campus and in the Dayton region as part of an overall growth plan. Officials tell me the school has been purchasing office property … Continue reading

Wright Brothers legacy archived at Wright State University

David McCullough discussing a photo

WYSO looks at the Wright brothers’ legacy in the Miami Valley in an interview with Dawne Dewey at Wright State University — home to the largest collection of Wright brothers artifacts in the world. In the following interview, Dewey, who is the head … Continue reading

Video: Wright State offers zombie class

Students watching zombie film

Wright State lecturer Andrea Harris discussed her course Zombies & Gender in Pop Culture on “Fox 45 in the Morning.” The course explores the social significance of zombie films. Watch the interview on Fox 45.

Wright State extends reach in deal with high-tech center


Excerpt Wright State University has inked a deal with the National Composites Center in Kettering that will boost the school’s work in advanced materials as well as their use in aviation. The two will launch a joint use agreement next … Continue reading

Wright State University taps new dean


Excerpt Wright State University has named an alumnus as its newest dean. The school has announced Joseph Keferl will begin serving as dean of the College of Education and Human Services in 2016. Keferl, who is currently associate dean for … Continue reading

Boonshoft School of Medicine receives grant for pediatric research

Boonshoft School of Medicine

Excerpt Researchers from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine are part of a new research team that will study craniofacial growth in pediatric patients The research team will actually study how children’s facial structures grow. The comprehensive study will be … Continue reading

The Wright brothers and the conquest of flight

Photo of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Excerpt “They had this passion, this mission; they were obsessed to succeed,” said historian David McCullough. But though their plane is proudly displayed at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, historian David McCullough still believes the Wright Brothers … Continue reading

Calamityville puts rescuer skills to test

School bus rescue training

Excerpt Area firefighters took to the Calamityville training fields Monday in Fairborn. The National Center of Medical Readiness hosted the Trauma Care Challenge. Firefighters had to help free crash victims in different scenarios including a car stuck in the water. Read … Continue reading

Wright State U professor feeds students’ brains with academic analysis of zombies

Andrea Harris

Excerpt Many young people have an undying interest in zombies, so a southwest Ohio college professor focuses a class on them. Andrea Harris of Wright State University teaches “Zombies & Gender in Pop Culture.” Her spring class filled up rapidly, … Continue reading

CBS Sunday Morning ‘Wright Brothers’ interview filmed at Wright State

David McCullough discussing a photo

Excerpt Historical author David McCullough’s book on the Wright brothers is set to be released by publisher Simon & Schuster Tuesday. But first, an interview with McCullough — a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling writer — … Continue reading