Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

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

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