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Dec 19, 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.
Oct 10, 2018
In a new study, Marlese Durr examined how African American women, specifically stylists, coped with and continued to work during the 2008 economic recession.
Jul 10, 2018
Students in the Field School in Archaeology excavate a field to learn more about life in Old Osborn, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Jun 27, 2018
Casey Simmons, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in anthropology, restores historic airplanes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
May 18, 2018
Wright Leader is designed to facilitate leadership development opportunities for employees that can be tough to find in higher education.
Apr 24, 2018
College of Liberal Arts course gives students a theoretical understanding of what forensic anthropology looks like, the specialists they would work with and the challenges of the career.
Mar 29, 2018
April 11 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. WSU Quad/Millett Atrium Presented by: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Counseling and Wellness The Women's Center The Office of LGBTQA Affairs In Partnership with: The Office of Disability Services Greater Dayton LGBT Center Ohio Health Sexual Violence Services Greene County Health Department Family Violence Prevention Center Allies The Sociology/Anthropology Department Sex-Ed bingo on the hour 11 A.M. - 3 P.M. Games! Prizes! Fun!  
Feb 14, 2018
Excerpt Tyra Patterson spent 23 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit. She was paroled on Christmas day 2017. She has always maintained her innocence, and in recent years, the victim's sister, former jurors, and even other suspects convicted in the crime have come forward to say Tyra wasn't involved. Tuesday night, she shared her captivating story and answered questions about her case for the first time from the public, at Wright State University. The conversation at...
Nov 8, 2017
First year Applied Behavioral Science students Angela Dorsett and Stephanie Brooks served as the moderators for the “Know Your Rights” panel. The panel provided discussion examining policing from a multi-career perspective. Panelists brought a tremendous amount of expertise in the criminal justice system and included: David Singleton, Director of the Ohio Justice Policy Center (OJPC); Wendy Stiver, Major, Central Patrol Operations Division in the Dayton Police Department; and David Finnie,...
Oct 20, 2017
Wright State faculty and alumni shared their expertise on a variety of topics such as experience as an Iraqi refugee, embracing life after menopause and Generation Z at TEDxDayton.

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