History

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

Why and when men grow beards

Christopher Oldstone-Moore

For everyone with a hirsute family member, a bearded patriarch, a fuzzy metro-sexual, here’s a great gift, a not-entirely-serious account of why and when men grow facial hair. It’s called “Of Beards And Men,” by Christopher Oldstone-Moore. It’s a history … Continue reading

‘Of Beards and Men’

Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Excerpt Dewey would have been a sympathetic audience for “Of Beards and Men,” a finely detailed, borderline obsessive history by Christopher Oldstone-Moore, who spends more than 300 pages arguing that there’s very little on which facial hair might not come … Continue reading

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives hosts national aviation writers

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Exposing writers to Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and Dayton’s rich aviation legacy promotes increased interest, tourism and more efforts to preserve that history. Continue reading

Fifth annual Wright Brothers Day celebrates innovative spirit

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Wright State will celebrate the innovative spirit of its namesakes and researchers working on campus today with the annual Wright Brothers Day Oct. 8. Continue reading

CLASS action

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

Looking to the future of saving the past

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Excerpt We’ve read a lot lately about how the digital world is changing the business of collecting and preserving the past. What does the saving of history look like in the future? We had a discussion about it with Dawne … Continue reading