Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

Literary lessons

Wright State philosophy and classics faculty say literature that reflects the impact of epidemics offers insights

From Homer’s “The Iliad” to “The Plague” by Camus, classic literature has reflected the impact of epidemics on human thought and behavior. Continue reading

Point of impact

Wright State professor Valerie Stoker notes that historical responses to epidemics can be instructive

Valerie Stoker, professor of religion, says that human responses to disease are embedded in historical, cultural and economic frameworks with varying degrees of effectiveness. Continue reading

Wright State faculty lecture series continues with coronavirus-related talks

Topics are set for the next four presentations in the Faculty Senate’s SiP (Shelter in Place) Lecture Series. Continue reading

Guest speaker to examine America and the Palestinians

Khaled Elgindy, author of “Blind Spot: Americans and Palestinians from Balfour to Trump,” will give a talk as part of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Lecture Series on Oct. 3. Continue reading

Buddhism scholar Alicia Turner to speak at Wright State on April 4 about violence in Myanmar

The Piediscalzi Lecture in Religion will feature Alicia Turner’s talk on “The Violence of Buddhist Tolerance: Escalating Religious Difference in Myanmar/Burma.” Continue reading

Philosophy of science expert Lydia Patton to speak at Wright State on data visualization March 26

The Erik C. Banks Memorial Lecture in Philosophy will feature a talk on “Picturing Democracy: How Data Visualization Promoted the Free Exchange of Ideas.” Continue reading

Learning in Latin

Latin Immersion Day, hosted by the Department of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, introduced local high school students to Wright State. Continue reading

Spiritual minded

Wright State philosophy major Paola Bellini awarded the Erik C. Banks Memorial Scholarship

Paola Bellini received a scholarship established in honor of Erik Banks, the late professor of philosophy. Continue reading

Symphony for Peace at Wright State to raise awareness of Syrian refugee crisis

Scheduled for March 28, a Symphony for Peace will use dialogue, film, photography and music to explore the refugee crisis caused by the Syrian civil war. Continue reading

Peace offering

Wright State alum Jacquelyn Weaver gives and receives with Peace Corps stint in Africa

Jacquelyn Weaver volunteered with the Peace Corps because she wanted to relate to people and help them without being motivated by money. Continue reading