Center for Urban & Public Affairs (CUPA)

Technology for technology-induced disease

Wright State researchers using computer analysis as weapon against harassment
Wenbo Wang, Amit Sheth and Lu Chen

Researchers at Wright State’s Kno.e.sis center are developing computer technology to analyze social media posts in an effort to identify and reduce cyberbullying. Continue reading

Collaborative effort leads to $7M in federal funding for regional growth

Dayton skyline

Wright State collaborates with governments, other higher education institutions and businesses to secure federal grant to build the region’s commercialization infrastructure and support workforce development. Continue reading

Wright State staff and alumni make ‘Forty Under 40’ list

Wright State manager, alumni honored in DBJ’s “Forty Under 40”

Once again Wright State University was well represented in the Dayton Business Journal’s 2015 Forty Under 40 Awards. Continue reading

Economic development, aerospace, immigration highlight Wright State’s annual Regional Summit

Wright State President David R. Hopkins, State Sen. Chris Widener and Provost S. Narayanan

Business leaders, educators, government officials and others discussed developing initiatives in workforce development and globalization during Wright State’s annual Regional Summit. Continue reading

CUPA taps political veteran, Dayton business expert to take center to ‘the next level’

CUPA taps political veteran, Dayton business expert to take center to ‘the next level’

He’s a politically savvy professional with big ideas and the networking skills and contacts to bring in new work. Continue reading

A servant and a scholar

Wright State promotes David Finnie to chief of police

New Chief of Police David Finnie brings a wealth of experience gathered over a 25-year career in university law enforcement. Continue reading

CUPA study finds arts responsible for 18,000 jobs, almost $800 million in income in Dayton region

Wright State’s liberal arts programs bolster region's creative community, have significant impact on economy

An analysis by Wright State’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs estimates that the creative industries in the Greater Dayton region accounted for 18,000 jobs and $799 million in labor income last year. 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

Political Action

For state lawmaker, path to Wright State degree went through the White House
State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger keeps Rowdy Raider close to his heart.

His college career was interrupted repeatedly by some powerful forces—the Air Force, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the U.S. Department of Interior, and even the White House… Continue reading

Pay it forward

Wright State fourth-year student Quanita McRoberts

A shelter was once her home, and Wright State senior Quanita McRoberts can be found there occasionally. But now she’s there to give back. Continue reading