Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

Keeping family first

The two longest donors in Wright State’s history share stories of 45 years of giving back

Bill and Cynthia King, both faculty members in the Department of Classics, and John Fortman, in chemistry, made their first donations to the university in 1975 Continue reading

Gary Schmidt of Coastal Carolina University named dean of College of Liberal Arts at Wright State

Gary Schmidt is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and community engagement for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. Continue reading

McMaster philosopher Alexander Klein to give Erik C. Banks Memorial Lecture in Philosophy at Wright State

Alexander Klein will present his lecture, “Bertrand Russell, William James and the Politics of Truth,” on April 7. Continue reading

Historian Deborah Dash Moore to lecture on ‘How WWII Transformed American Jews’ at Ryterband Symposium

Deborah Dash Moore, an internationally known scholar of American Judaism, will discuss the experience of Jewish Americans in the U.S. military in World War II on March 31. Continue reading

Top research stories of 2021

From developing a super sunscreen to monitoring brain injuries to tracking COVID-19 misinformation, Wright State faculty and students pursued important research endeavors in 2021. Continue reading

Awad Halabi honored with Wright State’s 2021 International Education Award

Awad Halabi, associate professor of history and religion, has expanded knowledge about the Middle East and the Islamic world at Wright State and in the community. Continue reading

Radio rhythm

Wright State alumna’s passion for music leads to her dream job

Juliet Fromholt found her passion for music while working as a student at WWSU, turning that love into a career. Continue reading

Wright State faculty member Awad Halabi wins Fellowship award to conduct research in Jerusalem on Islamic activist

Awad Halabi, associate professor of history and religion, will work in Jerusalem and possibly Amman, Jordan, next spring for up to four months. Continue reading

Museum marvel

Wright State alumna Anna Helmig spreads her wings as collections manager at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Anna Helmig, a two-time Wright State University graduate, oversees the care of 1.8 million artifacts at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Continue reading

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