African and African American Studies

Wright State celebrates Black History Month

Hassan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University, will open Black History Month events with a presentation on Feb. 1.

Wright State will celebrate Black History Month with events scheduled Feb. 1 through Feb. 25. Continue reading

Sultans of Swing will examine links between baseball, jazz and fiction


Series begins with a lecture on “Sports and the Absent History of the Harlem Renaissance” on Jan. 29 and a panel discussion on “Women and African-Americans in Baseball History” on Feb. 10. Continue reading

Wright State medical student prepares to lead national SNMA organization

Wright State Medical student prepares to lead national SNMA organization

As president-elect of the Student National Medical Association, Christen Johnson has spent much of the year promoting mental health awareness and leadership development. Continue reading

CLASS action

College of Liberal Arts launches Center for Liberal Arts Student Success
Wayne Stark and Becca Salay talking

The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling. Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts recognizes community partners at internship celebration

Alexandria Gray with poster presentation

The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences. Continue reading

Tanzania tangent

Wright State’s Aliane Kubwimana visits African nation to job-shadow doctors
Aliane Kubwimana

A trip to her native Tanzania to shadow doctors and nurses produced lifelong memories for Wright State University pre-med student Aliane Kubwimana. Continue reading

Forums, film screenings, civil rights trip to commemorate Voting Rights Act anniversary

IIyasah Al-Shabazz headshot

“Phoenix Project: A Call to Action” from Feb. 17-19, and a Civil Rights Pilgrimage, March 3-9, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

Wright State teaches about civil rights beyond the classroom

Kimberly Barrett

Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement, discussed The Phoenix Project: A Call to Action 2015, a series of programs and discussions exploring civil liberties and voting rights in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting … Continue reading

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Symposium celebrates identity and social change

Jakobi Williams

The Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Symposium at Wright State examined myriad topics including race in the GBLTQ community, construction of black identities and feminism in media. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading