History

Local groups united to impress Tom Hanks with Dayton’s history

Tom Hanks with Wright "B" Flyer at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport. (Photo by Will Jones)

Excerpt Tom Hanks’ itinerary here earlier this week was extensive, and spotlighted the collaboration of local people and groups working to elevate the profile of Dayton and its historical significance. Besides attending the dedication of Wright State University’s brand new … Continue reading

Author David McCullough discusses Wright brothers’ legacy at master class

Author David McCullough discusses Wrights' legacy at master class

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright during a master class at Wright State April 19. Continue reading

Famous Wright brothers historian galvanizes Wright State students

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Dayton Daily News: Famous Wright brothers historian galvanizes Wright State students Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough conducted a master class for Wright State University history students this morning. “History isn’t just about politics and war. It also involves everything … Continue reading

David McCullough tours Wright brothers’ sites, gives master class at Wright State

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the Wright brothers’ legacy during a master class at Wright State. Continue reading

Stage of excitement

Wright State graduate student Shelby Dixon '14 helps produce pictorial timeline for Dayton’s Victoria Theatre
Shelby Dixon earned her bachelor’s degree in social science education from Wright State in 2014.

Shelby Dixon, a graduate public history student at Wright State, helped create pictorial timeline at Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre to mark its 150th anniversary. Continue reading

History heavyweight

Wright State alum Brady Kress '96 raising Dayton History, Carillon Historical Park to new heights
1996 Wright State graduate Brady Kress is raising Dayton History and Carillon Historical Park to new heights. (Photos by Will Jones)

1996 Wright State graduate Brady Kress is raising Dayton History and Carillon Historical Park to new heights. Continue reading

Foreign service

Wright State alum Joshua Cummins gets inside peek at workings of Persian Gulf nation of Qatar
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Joshua Cummins, who has degrees in history and international and comparative politics from Wright State, received first-hand lessons on the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar during a fellowship. Continue reading

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

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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

After a close shave, the beardless status quo returns to politics

Christopher Oldstone-Moore, senior lecturer of history, wrote about why politicians usually do not wear beards in the Wall Street Journal. His commentary begins: “America’s highest-ranking facial hair has fallen to the razor. In November Paul Ryan made headlines when he quit … Continue reading

Wright State wins $700,000 grant to help high school teachers earn credentials to teach college courses

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Program will cover courses in History, Composition and Rhetoric, Mathematics and Statistics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Music and Physics. Continue reading