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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

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

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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