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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.
Sep 28, 2017
Dr. Marlese Durr has been appointed to a 2 year term from January 2018 - 2020 to serve on the ASA's Editorial Board of Contemporary Sociology Contemporary Sociology publishes reviews and critical discussions of recent works in sociology and in related disciplines that merit the attention of sociologists. 
Sep 15, 2017
The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s.
Aug 23, 2017
The second Wright Leader Academy cohort includes 14 participants from across the university.
Aug 16, 2017
Excerpt Dr. Marlese Durr is a sociologist at Wright State. She says those types of experiences stick with people and get passed down. After the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Durr wrote an article titled “What is the Difference between Slave …
Jun 19, 2017
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.

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