Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics


Oct 20, 2014
CoLA Employee Recognition Awards 2014 This fall, we celebrate many great employees who have completed milestone years of employment at Wright State University.  The College of Liberal Arts is proud to honor the following faculty and staff from our college: 40 Years  Victoria Oleen, Theatre 25 Years Bruce B. Cromer, Theatre Jack L. Dustin, Urban Affairs Chris Hall, English Renee Harber-Siervogel, Political Science Paul D. Lockhart, History Jennifer L. Sheets, English 20 Years Jimmy...
Sep 26, 2014
Dr. Arshia Sattar, a scholar of Hindu religion and culture from Bangalore, India, delivered an engaging lecture last Thursday, September 18th, to a group of Wright State students, faculty, staff, and community members, as part of a two-day visit to the WSU campus. Dr. Sattar, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Literatures and whose translations of Sanskrit literary and religious texts are world renowned, spoke to a group of roughly forty people about...
Sep 4, 2014
Please join us for a lecture and presentation by Dr. Issam Nassar, Department of History, Illinois State University.  Examining photos of the failed Ottoman attempt to seize the Suez Canal in 1915, Dr. Nassar will discuss the Ottoman preparations for war and the role that photography played in the First World War. Time and Place: Thursday September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, 109 Oelman Hall Sponsored by the following Wright State University departments and offices: War and Society Program, Department...
Sep 2, 2014
Dr. Erik Banks’s second book, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In this book he traces how these three philosophers--Ernst Mach, William James, and Bertrand Russell--founded in the early 20th century a philosophical and scientific movement known as “neutral monism,” and explores the ways in which their ideas can be applied to contemporary problems in the philosophy of mind and the...
May 6, 2014
The end of the academic year is a time for awards. Several graduating seniors in the Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics were honored at award ceremonies held at WSU over the last few weeks. Top Scholar Timothy B. Corcoran, a Classical Humanities major, was named Top Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts at a ceremony held on April 11 at the Dunbar Library. Excelling in both Latin and Greek courses, Tim wrote his senior paper on the importance of engineering in Roman siege...
Apr 25, 2014
Providing physical proof that the ancients in many ways were ahead of their time, students raved about this first-of-its-kind, team-taught class in the College of Liberal Arts: Ancient Science.
Apr 14, 2014
Scholars are honored with books purchased in their names for the Wright State University Libraries’ collections.
Mar 24, 2014
Wright State emeritus professor David Barr will discuss “The Politics of End Times” when he delivers the 2014 Piediscalzi Lecture on April 2.
Mar 6, 2014
The History of Philosophy Quarterly publishes a particular type of journal article. According to its editorial statement, the journal specializes in papers “manifesting a strong interaction between contemporary and historical concerns.” This prestigious peer-reviewed journal also appears to have another specialty—publishing articles written by members of the WSU Department of Philosophy. In a rare accomplishment, papers by two Philosophy faculty appeared in a recent issue of the journal. Dr....
Dec 17, 2013
On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments...


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