History

Lecture series focuses on current events in the Middle East

Amr Al-Azm, associate professor of history and anthropology at Shawnee State University

This year’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Lecture Series at Wright State launches with a talk on the civil war in Syria on Nov. 14. Continue reading

Kelli Tittle named Wright State’s director of compliance

Kelli Tittle named Wright State’s director of compliance

A 2006 Wright State graduate, Kelli Tittle is currently the university’s HIPAA and privacy compliance officer in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Continue reading

Author of ‘Pivotal Tuesdays’ to visit Wright State for Presidential Lecture, Common Text events

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Historian Margaret O’Mara will give a Presidential Lecture on Nov. 2 and and participate in Common Text events on Nov. 3. Continue reading

Teaching temperament

Wright State alum, inaugural registrant Sheila Skimmerhorn caps career with stint at STEM school
Teaching temperament

Sheila Skimmerhorn, a two-time Wright State graduate, was the first student to register for classes at the university in 1964. Continue reading

Wright State faculty honored for excellence in classroom, research and community

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Each year Wright State recognizes select faculty members for their outstanding work in the classroom and for excellence in research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement. Continue reading

Wright State historian brings ‘Forgotten World War’ stories home to Dayton

Dressed as a YMCA volunteer from World War I, Paul Lockhart shows off the exhibition's replica war trench. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Some call it “The Forgotten World War.” But Wright State history professor is helping make sure people don’t forget the profound impact of World War I and the role the Miami Valley played in it. His efforts to bring that story to … Continue reading

Wright State history professor talks about history of beards on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

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Christopher Oldstone-Moore, senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of History, discussed trends in facial hair during a story on beards that aired June 19 on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Watch the story, “Letting one’s hair WAY down.”

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ puts Wright State in the spotlight for story on beards

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ puts Wright State in the spotlight for story on beards

A crew from “CBS Sunday Morning” traveled to Wright State to interview Christopher Oldstone-Moore, senior lecturer of history, about his research on the history of facial hair. Continue reading

Wright State history professor helps organize exhibit on Dayton and World War I

Wright State history professor helps organize exhibit on Dayton and World War I

Using diaries, letters, documents, photographs and artifacts, “Over There: Dayton and the Great War” showcases the essential involvement of Daytonians and local businesses in the war. Continue reading

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