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.

Perfect partners

Wright State’s Summer Partnership Institute big success with educators

Hosted by the College of Education and Human Services, the Summer Partnership Institute offered free professional development sessions to about 180 local educators. Continue reading

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

Power of persistence

Wright State alum James Dahlman does pioneering work in biomedical engineering

James Dahlman, who graduated from Wright State with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, was named one of “35 Innovators Under 35” by the MIT Technology Review. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Home news sidebar, Honors Program, News |

Trauma care

Wright State engineering professor Pratik Parikh to lead research designed to optimize locations of hospital trauma centers

Reshaping the network of hospital trauma centers to increase their effectiveness in saving lives and better utilize resources is the goal of research led by Wright State. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering & Computer Science, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Medicine, News, Research, Surgery |

Chance encounter

Wright State’s Joyce Howes donates a kidney to Phil Combs, a former colleague she never knew

Joyce Howes donated her kidney to Phil Combs after he sent an email to his colleagues asking for help. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Biology, Faculty & Staff, Home news sidebar, News, Science & Mathematics |

Nervous energy

Wright State postdoctoral researcher Ryan Griggs wins prestigious neuroscience award for his lab’s research on diabetes

Ryan Griggs and his fellow researchers have found that changes in neurons in the brain may be responsible for cognitive dysfunction associated with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Graduate, Homepage feature rotator, Medicine, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, News, Research, Science & Mathematics, Student Profile |

Prairie premiere

Restored prairie at Wright State serves as wildlife magnet, research lab and scenic wonder

Students and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences turned land off University Drive between the Nutter Center parking and Mini University into a prairie. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Around Campus, Biology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Homepage Photos and Video, News, Research, Science & Mathematics, Videos |

Wright State student Ben Sanders honored at the Pentagon for his role in the Workforce Recruitment Program

An awards ceremony will also recognize Molly Fore, a Wright State grad and human resources specialist with the Air Force Materiel Command who has worked with Wright State student interns. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Business, Disability Services, Home news sidebar, Management & International Business, Military & Veterans, News |

In their corner

Wright State SOPP student Brandt Ling serves as vice president of Autism Society of Dayton

Volunteering with the Autism Society of Dayton is one way School of Professional Psychology student Brandt Ling gives back to the community. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Homepage feature rotator, News, Professional Psychology, Student Profile |

Military minded

Wright State alumnus, Bronze Star winner Mark Winters shares his experience with Army ROTC cadets

Mark Winters started his 25-year career in the military during his freshman year at Wright State when he joined the Army ROTC. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Alumni, Alumni Association, Alumni Profile, Army ROTC, Education & Human Services, English, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, Military & Veterans, News, Teacher Education |

Checking in

Wright State’s Stuart McDowell pays a visit to Tom Hanks, reminisces about 2016 campus visit

Stuart McDowell, artistic director of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures Tom Hanks for his book on the Riverside Shakespeare Company. Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Arts Scene, Faculty, Home news sidebar, Liberal Arts, News, Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures |