Author Archives: Jim Hannah

About Jim Hannah

Born in San Diego, Calif., and raised in Troy, OH. Graduated in journalism from Ohio State University. Worked at the Rome Daily American in Italy, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press, where I spent 30 years working in Columbus, Dayton and Washington D.C. Currently assistant director of public relations at Wright State University. Married, with three children.

Enlightened in England

Wright State students take inaugural rehabilitation and disability study abroad trip

The study abroad trip, led by the Office of Disability Services and the Rehabilitation Services Program, compared accessibility in England and the United States. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Disability Services, Education & Human Services, Home news sidebar, Human Services, News, Rehabilitation Services, Study Abroad, University Center for International Education |

Teacher candidates from Wright State and other Ohio public universities wield huge impact across the state

Teacher candidates from Wright State had an economic impact of $5.6 million during the 2016-17 academic year, a new study finds. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Education & Human Services, Home news sidebar, Leadership Studies, News, Teacher Education |

Wright State pilot project on textbooks, online access saved students almost twice what was estimated

Wright State will expand the pilot program this fall, involving 40 courses impacting 120 sections and up to 6,105 students with a savings estimate of $651,000. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Enrollment Management, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News |

Wright State pumps $1.5 billion into economy, supports over 20,000 jobs, according to new higher education study

Wright State University adds $1.5 billion annually to the region’s economy and supports more than 20,000 jobs through its spending on operations and research and through spending by students, visitors and alumni, according to a new economic impact study. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News |

Learning landscape

Wright State’s Amanda Harris presents New Media Incubator research at national conference

Amanda Harris, a communication studies student who interns in the New Media Incubator, helped beginning French students work on their language skills by producing storytelling videos. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Communication, Enrollment Management, Homepage feature rotator, Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, News, Research, Student Profile |

Wright State expects to post multimillion-dollar budget surpluses after years of deficits

Wright State will post a $7.2 million budget surplus this year and has crafted a fiscal 2019 budget with a $3 million surplus that earmarks funds for strategic investments to bolster tuition revenue and build the university’s future. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Enrollment Management, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News |

Gender matters

Wright State assistant professor Adrienne Traxler co-authors equity article in prestigious Physics Today magazine

Adrienne Traxler, assistant professor of physics, examined systemic bias against women in physics and how what physicists can do to improve things. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Faculty, Home news sidebar, News, Physics, Research, Science & Mathematics |

Global reach

Wright State Army ROTC cadets take part in summer programs, internships around the world

Summer programs and internships help U.S. Army ROTC cadets hone their medical, language and cultural skills as well as to strengthen relationships among U.S. allies. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Army ROTC, Biology, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Crime & Justice Studies, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, Pre-Health, Psychology, Science & Mathematics |

Power surge

Wright State associate professor Rory Roberts helps engineering students launch careers in aerospace propulsion

Rory Roberts, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, designs his courses with hands-on experiences to give his students invaluable real-world lessons. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, News |

14 Wright State alumni named to Dayton Business Journal’s ‘Forty Under 40’ list

Wright State University made a big splash in the Dayton Business Journal’s 2018 “Forty Under 40” awards. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Accountancy, Alumni, Art and Art History, Biology, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Business, Engineering & Computer Science, English, Finance and Financial Services, Graduate, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Master of Public Administration, MBA, Music, News, Nursing & Health, School of Public and International Affairs, Science & Mathematics |