The 2017 Piediscalzi Lecture presents "Understanding Islamic Law: Sex Crimes in Doctrine and Practice"
Feb 6, 2017
The 2017 Piediscalzi Lecture presents Dr. Judith E. Tucker Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University “Understanding Islamic Law: Sex Crimes in Doctrine and Practice” The criminalization and punishment of illicit sexual intercourse, or zina’, under Islamic law has been the subject of much debate and consternation in recent years. By exploring the legal doctrines that underpin the definitions of this sex crime, and some of the actual practices of litigation drawn from the...
Nov 14, 2016
“Literature, Religion, Peace: A Conversation with Marilynne Robinson” will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Nov. 21 in the Stein Galleries.
Nov 10, 2016
This year's Middle East and Islamic Studies Lecture Series at Wright State launches with a talk on the civil war in Syria on Nov. 14.
Jul 28, 2016
Charles Taylor spent 35 years on the Wright State faculty and served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2005 to his retirement in 2012.
Jun 20, 2016
Nickolas Hayden is majoring in computer engineering and philosophy and hopes to pursue a career in computer programming or create apps or video games.
Sep 22, 2015
The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling.
Jul 28, 2015
Latest book by Wright State philosophy professor William Irvine examines moments of insight that shape the world.
Jul 9, 2015
Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies gives students a foundation in the history, language, religion, sociology and politics of the Middle East, from the seventh century to present day.
May 29, 2015
Excerpt “The Stoics had the insight that the prospect of death can actually make our lives much happier than they would otherwise be,” (William Irvine) says. “You’re supposed to allow yourself to have a flickering thought that someday you’re going …
May 18, 2015
Katie Luckenbill was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for the Master of Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts for 2015. Katie grew up in the Dayton area and earned her BA in Classical Humanities at Wright State University. She then pursued a Master of Humanities, again with a focus on Classics. Katie's MHUM thesis examined the role of the cavalry in the texts of the 4th Century BCE Greek writer, Xenophon. During her masters degree, Katie began teaching Latin part-time at a...