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Longtime Wright State researcher, ALS activist Roger Siervogel dies at 70

Longtime Wright State researcher, ALS activist Roger Siervogel dies at 70

Roger Siervogel served as director of the Wright State Lifespan Health Research Center and its predecessor, the Division of Biology, from 1993 to 2013. Continue reading

Wright State offering policing and investigation minor

crime scene tape

Crime and Justice Studies Program’s policing and investigative studies minor emphasizes historical and cross-cultural perspectives, social justice, ethics and effects of court decisions. Continue reading

Igor Elman named professor and chair of psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine

Igor Elman headshot

Igor Elman comes to Wright State from Harvard Medical School and is an expert in treating chemical and behavioral addictions, psychosis and PTSD. Continue reading

Cultures, bright colors and movies highlight 31st IFA Festival

International Friendship Affair parade

The April 19 festival will feature movies, cultural dance performances, flag parade, global fashion show and ethnic cuisine. Continue reading

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

Andy Holyoke at the Little Art Theatre

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

Tom Hanks

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

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Wright State’s Regina Willen proves that petting is instrumental in reducing stress in shelter dogs
Regina Willen with dog

Wright State researchers find that petting for as little as 15 minutes a day is instrumental in reducing stress of dogs in animal shelters. Continue reading

Wright State ERC director donates hundreds of books to Fairborn schools

Stephanie Bange

Stephanie Bange donates books she received as a member of the prestigious 2015 Newbery Award committee. Continue reading

8 cool things you didn’t know about Dayton geology

David Schmidt talking

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

Wright State’s Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of four works

Spring Dance Concert to feature premiere of four works

Annual Dance Concert on April 23-26 will feature the Wright State Dance Ensemble and performances by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II and Dayton Ballet II. Continue reading