Social Sciences and International Studies

New school structure will facilitate interdisciplinary learning and teaching in College of Liberal Arts

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The College of Liberal Arts has reorganized into the schools of Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities and Cultural Studies, and Social Sciences and International Studies. Continue reading

Wright State sociologist Marlese Durr wins prestigious Jessie Bernard Award

The American Sociological Association honored Marlese Durr for expanding the horizons of sociology to fully encompass the role of women in society. Continue reading

Wright State alumna Amy Riegel named executive director of state homeless coalition

Wright State political science graduate Amy Riegel works to end homelessness and promotes decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all. Continue reading

Students in Archaeology Field School excavate 100-year-old family farm

Wright State students find numerous artifacts during excavation of 100-year-old family farm. 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

Fort worth

Wright State anthropology students dig for evidence of an historic Shawnee fort

Undergraduate anthropology students receive hands-on training at excavating during Wright State’s Field School in Archaeology. Continue reading

Excavating an abandoned town, fighting viral infections and restoring a prairie are among the top research stories of 2018

From excavating an abandoned town to fighting viral infections to restoring a prairie, Wright State University faculty and students are undertaking numerous and important research endeavors. Continue reading

Field operations

Wright State archaeology students find traces of town that was relocated following Great Dayton Flood of 1913

Students in the Field School in Archaeology excavate a field to learn more about life in Old Osborn, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading

Foundation find

Students in Wright State anthropology course unearth historic settlement structure

During a six-week dig, students in Wright State’s Field School in Archaeology uncovered a limestone foundation of a structure occupied by frontier settlers outside of Springfield, Ohio. Continue reading

Rare earth

Wright State anthropology students uncover artifacts from Revolutionary War battlefield

The dig is part of a program created by assistant professor Lance Greene to investigate the archaeology and history of Shawnee settlements in Ohio. Continue reading