History

Wright State launches major WWI project with concert of music from the Great War

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Wright State history and music programs are collaborating on a concert of popular songs from the Great War, the first program in CELIA’s yearlong commemoration of the start of World War I. Continue reading

National Science Foundation administrator to give talk at Wright State

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National Science Foundation administrator and Wright State alumna Jean Feldman will discuss the NSF grant process on Aug. 22. Continue reading

Dunbar Library’s 1903 Wright Flyer ‘lands’ safely for cleaning

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Full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer was built by a group of skilled volunteers and has been hanging in Wright State’s Dunbar Library since 2001. Continue reading

Liberal arts students share internship experiences, thank community partners

(Left) Sarah Aisenbrey, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in public history shares her recent internship experience with one of the dozens of community partners who attended the Internship Celebration Breakfast.

The testimonials from eager and thankful liberal arts students painted a clear picture—they value their chances to shine in professional environments as much as they value their entire educational experience. Continue reading

Audio—History professor Paul Lockhart on ‘Miami Valley Voices’

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History professor Paul Lockhart appeared on Miami Valley Voices, with host Ron Rollins of the Dayton Daily News, on WHIO 95.7 FM on April 13 and 20. Lockhart discussed the significance of World War I, its impact on the Miami Valley … Continue reading

World War I artifacts sought for local exhibit

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Excerpt It’s the everyday items that will help show how Daytonians and the world were changed by the “war to end all wars” said Paul Lockhart, a Wright State University history professor. “The problem is a lot of diaries, letters … Continue reading

Film preservationist, Wright State alum to give keynote at Public History Symposium

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Scheduled for March 14, the annual Public History Graduate Symposium will focus on “The Future is Our History” and include presentations by public history graduate students. Continue reading

Exploring Dayton’s public history

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Excerpt Each year, the public history students at Wright State University hold a graduate symposium to enable them to present their research and capstone projects. If you love local history, you won’t want to miss some of the great stories … Continue reading

Brilliance lost

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