Monthly Archives: March 2011

Flying machines debut at WSU

((excerpt)) Grad students at Wright State University showed off their work on the next generation of flying machines. The prototypes were on display Wednesday. Students say they studied the flying patterns of insects to design small aircraft with practical human … Continue reading

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World Trade Center steel parade to cross Wright State’s campus

Community invited to watch its procession from Springfield through Fairborn and the Wright State campus

This week a 12-foot-long piece of steel from the World Trade Center will make a journey from New York City to Fairborn, Ohio. Continue reading

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College Dance Concert Delivers in Surprising Ways

((excerpt)) We all know about my ongoing addiction problem with dance.  With my recent experience with dance events, I was less than satisfied by the end results. Then I went to the Wright State University Dance Ensemble Winter Dance Concert … Continue reading

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BGSU’s new president has Wright State ties

((excerpt)) Bowling Green State University’s new president has plenty of ties to Ohio, including spending about 17 years at Wright State University. The school announced Tuesday that Auburn University provost and vice president for academic affairs Mary Ellen Mazey will … Continue reading

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Wright State hosts 11th Trebuchet Competition

Wright State University’s eleventh annual Trebuchet Competition, in which teams use medieval devices to launch balls at targets, was held at the Wright State University Nutter Center. The tournament is inspired by medieval catapults that launched large projectiles into enemy … Continue reading

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Women’s Basketball drops 75-73 heartbreaker to Manhattan in WBI Quarterfinals

Wright State led by as much as 10 late in the first half, but Manhattan retook the lead with 2:33 remaining and held on… Continue reading

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Virtual reality projects at area colleges, universities may create jobs

((Excerpt)) DAYTON — Area colleges and universities are breaking new ground with research in virtual worlds, developing programs that could lead to new jobs, businesses and research, many with possible military ties. As state officials push for scholarly research with … Continue reading

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Insect-sized aircraft wow Wright State crowd

Eight different MAVs were shown at the Open House.

Dragonfly-like aerial vehicles circled, hovered and barrel-rolled in the Apollo Room. Continue reading

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Media literacy needed to maintain democracy in media-saturated world, says Wright State author

Professor Gaines reads his new book on semiotics.

“People around the world spend an extraordinary amount of time every day consuming media,” said Elliot Gaines, Ph.D. Continue reading

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Sue Polanka – Change Agents – 2011 Movers & Shakers

((Excerpt)) Driven by zeal to improve service, academic librarian Sue Polanka dove into investigating technologies that would serve library users. Before long, this head of reference and instruction at Wright State University Libraries was blogging about ebooks and had become … Continue reading

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