Latest Wright State University Stories

2010-02-24 13:23:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital announced today the formation of the Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute to speed the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside, improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric Fingerhut joined Wright State...

2009-11-18 05:55:00

CFD visualization used at Wright State University to study the complex flow physics of dragonfly flight Most students caught hanging out in the school parking lot during class might find themselves in a bit of trouble, but for Dr. Haibo Dong's grad students, it's a study requirement.   "They've been out there all morning trying to catch a few dragonflies," he laughs. "We have a high-speed camera in the lab, but don't have any subjects to film. Catching them can be hard because...

2009-09-01 13:38:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The former Army senior psychologist who was deployed to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay to improve the operations involving interrogation of detainees said the newest decision by the Obama administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA techniques may not be helpful to the intelligence community. "To reopen cases that were adjudicated as legal may be harmful to the mission and morale of the intelligence community," said Col. (Ret.)...

2008-12-09 13:08:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies in Ohio are applauding the state's first master's program in clean and renewable energy approved by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut. "As a leading Ohio solar company, we consider this program to be good news for us, the U.S. solar industry and the state," said Carol Campbell, First Solar vice president of human resources. "We applaud this effort to develop talent that will support the state's leading role in the...

2008-09-16 00:00:10

By Jeremy P. Kelley Staff Writer SUGARCREEK TWP., Greene County -- Excellence in science has become the norm at Bellbrook Middle School, but a recent award makes clear just how strong the school's work is. BMS is one of only three Miami Valley public schools to win the Governor's Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities for the 2007-08 school year. Jackson Center and Fairborn high schools were the other local public schools honored, and seven Catholic schools in the Miami...

2008-08-20 12:00:50

By Scott Elliott Staff Writer DAYTON -- High school attendance in the city school district improved during its first week of school, but remains low overall as students make their own way to school without district-sponsored busing. Accurate attendance figures were hard to come by, as each school's enrollment is in flux. During the first few weeks of classes, schools firm up their lists of enrolled students, deleting those who have moved or left and adding new students. But comparing...

2008-06-20 12:00:37

By Staff Report When G. William "Willie" Gayle started teaching adapted physical education at Wright State University in 1977, new civil rights legislation for children with disabilities had just passed and more than 4 million disabled children moved into public schools to get an education alongside able-bodied children. "No one knew how to work with these kids and bring out their abilities," said Gayle, whose interest in students with disabilities started in Venezuela, where he taught...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.