Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

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

David Goldstein, Larrilyn Louise Yelton and Sheila Shellabarger

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’

David Barr

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

Brilliance lost

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

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

Wright State commemorates “Night of Broken Glass” with film premiere

Gina Roitman, a Canadian author, will introduce and screen her recently released hour-long documentary My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me.

Personal reflections by a survivor of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” will highlight Wright State University’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the 1938 attacks in Nazi Germany against Jews. Continue reading

Workshop to examine economics, democracy and violence in India

Workshop to examine economics, democracy and violence in India

The Wright State departments of economics, English, religion, women’s studies and the Women’s Center are sponsoring a workshop that… Continue reading

Religious historian David Holmes to speak at Wright State

David L. Holmes

David L. Holmes, professor emeritus of religious studies at the College of William & Mary, renowned author and historian, to lecture on “The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents.” Continue reading

A slap in the face: professor examines psychology behind the insult in new book

A Slap in the Face: professor examines psychology behind the insult in new book

Wright State Professor William Irvine examines why we should overcome our inclinations to insult others, in A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn’t. Continue reading

Wright State professor digs up colonial scandals

Wright State professor digs up colonial scandals

After years of tireless research, a Wright State professor has unearthed the untold story of a seemingly ordinary… Continue reading

Lecture on first Arab-American novel Tuesday

The Wright State University community has a unique opportunity to learn about the first Arab-American novel written in English… Continue reading