Wright State in the News

Entrepreneur wins Wright State business plan competition

Students to take the stage with battling business plans as part of Wright Venture competition

Excerpt A Wright State Student with a bright idea for moving yard equipment has taken a loan in the school’s business plan competition. Wright State University announced the winner of its first Wright Venture competition, which pitted several business ideas … Continue reading

Wright Stage stages ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

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Excerpt Sondheim, considered the greatest living composer of American musical theater, takes the spotlight in the multimedia musical revue “Sondheim on Sondheim.” The regional premiere of this entertaining and captivating showcase continues through next Sunday inside Wright State University’s intimate … Continue reading

Wright State Dance Ensemble will welcome spring

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Excerpt Wright State University’s Dance Ensemble has invited two local dance companies — Dayton Ballet II and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II — to join them for this year’s spring dance concerts. The performances are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, … Continue reading

Film by Wright State faculty member Steven Bognar in New York Times

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Filmmaker and Wright State faculty member Steven Bognar wrote about the decline of 35-millimeter projection in movie theaters in The New York Times. Published as an op-doc, Bognar’s article features his short film “Last Reel,” which chronicles the final days … Continue reading

HBO, Tom Hanks to create Wright brothers miniseries

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Excerpt Dayton’s most famous sons are getting a miniseries, and not just any miniseries. The Wright brothers, the inventors of powered air flight, will be the subject of an upcoming miniseries that will air on HBO, according to Deadline Hollywood. … Continue reading

8 cool things you didn’t know about Dayton geology

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Excerpt We all know that the Gem City is beautiful on the surface, but have you ever wondered what’s below us? We talked with David Schmidt, director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Wright … Continue reading

What can we learn from California’s water crisis?

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Excerpt California’s long-running drought made national headlines earlier this month when Gov. Jerry Brown announced sharp reductions in water use that will affect everyone in the state. While we here in the Midwest aren’t as worried today about water use, … Continue reading

Wright State student launches clothing line via social media

Excerpt friends go out, she lets them all know what they should and should not be wearing. “I’ve always loved fashion and I was voted best dressed in my high school yearbook (at Shroder High School in Cincinnati),” said Braxton, … Continue reading

Video: Calamityville opens for industry training

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Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville is starting to offer safety training for industry workers. The new Industrial Safety Workforce Development Training program will initially focus on fall protection training and will expand to include confined space training. … Continue reading

In neuroscience, Dayton begins to make mark

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Excerpt Wright State University is readying to open its $37 million Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, a structure university leaders promise will be a unique hub where neurology, medicine, engineering and computer science will meet. “It’s safe to say there’s no … Continue reading