Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

What good is thinking about death?

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Excerpt “The Stoics had the insight that the prospect of death can actually make our lives much happier than they would otherwise be,” (William Irvine) says. “You’re supposed to allow yourself to have a flickering thought that someday you’re going … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts recognizes community partners at internship celebration

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The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences. Continue reading

Peace officer

Wright State philosophy student John Klugh promotes non-violence, help for the homeless
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Wright State philosophy/religion major John Klugh is a soldier in Ahimsa’s Army, the university’s peace and nonviolence club, which he helped found two years ago. Continue reading

Perfectly logical

Wright State’s Erik C. Banks authors philosophy book on Realistic Empiricism
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Philosophy professor Erik Banks published book on Austrian physicist Ernst Mach, American psychologist William James and British philosopher Bertrand Russell. Continue reading

Middle East, wartime China, musical instruments focus of Wright State authors honored for publications

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The College of Liberal Arts will recognize faculty members who published books and albums in 2014. Continue reading

Thinking it over

Iraq veteran Fred Hockney studies philosophy to try to make sense of his experience
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Iraq war veteran Fred Hockney uses the study of philosophy at Wright State University to help unlock the mystery of his experience. Continue reading

Digging deep

Wright State’s Jeannette Marchand extends her passion for archaeology to the younger set
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Jeannette Marchand, who teaches archaeology and classics, says she’s motivated by the thrill of discovery on a dig or in research. Continue reading

Ancient medicinal practices, time keeping, tools of war displayed at Roman Era science fair

Middle and high school students visited the fair on a field trip. At right is a model of a Roman ship, a trireme. In the center is a to-scale model of a Roman catapult.

Providing physical proof that the ancients in many ways were ahead of their time, students raved about this first-of-its-kind, team-taught class in the College of Liberal Arts: Ancient Science. Continue reading

Wright State honors graduating seniors as Top Scholars

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Scholars are honored with books purchased in their names for the Wright State University Libraries’ collections. Continue reading

Professor David Barr to lecture on ‘Politics of End Times’

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Wright State emeritus professor David Barr will discuss “The Politics of End Times” when he delivers the 2014 Piediscalzi Lecture on April 2. Continue reading