• URC team wins $2.5M to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

    November 20, 2015
    Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Pioneering DMC/WSU program to reduce preterm birth In Detroit will spearhead "Prematurity Awareness Month"

    November 20, 2015
    A joint finding by the WSU School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health’s Perinatology Research Branch (located at the DMC), the progesterone breakthrough brought worldwide attention to the Detroit campaign to lower high preterm-birth rates in an urban population that has long been plagued by them.
  • College of Nursing students lead the nation in pass rate on national licensure exam

    November 17, 2015
    For the second consecutive six-month reporting period, 100% of WSU CON graduates sitting for the NCLEX exam achieved a passing score. During the period from April 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015, 51 B.S.N. graduates sat for the exam and each of them was successful. In this same time period, the passing rate for all graduates from schools in the State of Michigan was 85% and for all graduates in the U.S. was 83%
  • Wayne State receives $1.4M grant to prepare next generation of math teachers in Detroit

    November 11, 2015
    The project, TeachDETROIT, will prepare elementary and middle school mathematics teachers for Detroit Schools at a time that United States students lag behind their international peers in mathematics achievement.
  • See what Wayne State has planned for International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

    November 11, 2015
    Join us for International Education Week 2015! From the keynote presentation by alumnus Yousif Ghafari, former ambassador to Slovenia and namesake of the Ghafari Residence Hall, to a book-signing with alumnus Vivek Sreedhar who will talk about cultural exchanges (and misunderstandings), there are plenty of activities that highlight and celebrate Wayne State's international programs.
  • Wayne State University groups receive $750,000 to expand autism initiatives in Michigan

    November 10, 2015
    The University Pediatricians Autism Center (UPAC) in the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, the Wayne State University College of Education, and the Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) — a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities —today announced that they have been awarded a $750,000 contract from the State of Michigan to increase the number of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapists, diagnostic and treatment centers, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) clinical training for primary care providers. The multidisciplinary team will be lead by Krista Clancy, M.S., LLP, BCBA, director of behavioral services at UPAC. The contract is effective Nov. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016.
  • Wayne State HIGH Program receives IT boost from local company

    November 4, 2015
    Re-Source Partners gave a mix of refurbished laptop and desktop computers to the HIGH Program on Oct. 30. The donation gives students easier access to the technology necessary to complete their coursework and earn their degrees.
  • S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index continues to inch upward

    November 3, 2015
    According to Timothy Butler, an associate professor of global supply chain management at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results, this month’s index was paced by strong showings in new orders and production.
  • Professor turns algae from trash into treasure

    November 3, 2015
    During his commute to work in the summer of 2014, Da Deng, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Wayne State University, heard several news reports about the harmful algae bloom that poisoned Toledo’s water system and left almost 500,000 people without drinking water. During one of those drives, Deng — who was trained as an environmental engineer — started daydreaming about turning the algae from trash into treasure.
  • How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown

    November 3, 2015
    If you have lived in Detroit's greater downtown for even a year, you've noticed rapid transformations taking place all around you. On any given day, it seems like a new small business opens up, a free event is happening at one of the district's many museums and cultural institutions, and more and more people are out walking through the area's public and commercial spaces.
  • Detroit entrepreneurs Mike and Marian Ilitch gift $40M plus use of land to Wayne State for new business school

    October 30, 2015
    Wayne State is receiving a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch to build a new, state-of-the-art business school facility in Detroit.
  • Sculpture Professor Richardson is elected president of College Art Association

    October 30, 2015
    Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent learned society in higher education visual arts and curatorial practice with a membership of over 10,000 individuals and institutions internationally. CAA promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement.
  • $3 million NSF grant to transform STEM teaching approaches at Wayne State University

    October 27, 2015
    The grant, Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (SSTEP), will be divided into competitive awards of up to $100,000 and allocated to STEM departments. Successful departments will work to transform their classes from a lecture-based curriculum to incorporate more evidence-based instructional practices. Through this program, students will experience engaged learning while faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students will be trained in modern, evidence-based teaching methods.
  • $2.58M NIH grant to Wayne State aims to improve type 2 diabetes treatment

    October 26, 2015
    Zhengping Yi, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and director of the Proteomics Research Laboratory at Wayne State University, is leading a research team that was awarded more than $2.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Wayne State College of Education to host panel on 'Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years'

    October 25, 2015
    The Wayne State University College of Education will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. about how to turn Michigan into a top 10 state in educational performance over the next 10 years. The discussion will feature Michigan’s superintendent of public instruction and WSU alumnus Brian Whiston. The Skillman Foundation’s President and CEO Tonya Allen will moderate the discussion.
  • WSU offers high school students guaranteed admission to medical school and fully paid tuition for 8 years

    October 22, 2015
    Wayne State University today announced a new program open to high school students that guarantees advanced admission to WSU’s School of Medicine along with four years of paid undergraduate tuition, four years of paid undergraduate room and board costs in university housing and four years of paid medical school tuition. The new program, Wayne Med-Direct, will admit 10 new students each year beginning summer 2016. The university is accepting applications from now until Jan. 15, 2016.
  • Researcher traces roots of motor impairments in preterm babies

    October 20, 2015
    New research conducted in Detroit indicates that altered brain connectivity is present before birth in prematurely born babies, suggesting that their brains are prewired to develop a range of motor impairments often seen in children born preterm.
  • Professor Tong receives 3-Year NSF grant for online dating studies

    October 20, 2015
    Dr. Stephanie Tong, assistant professor of communication studies at Wayne State, has been studying the association between romantic dating and computer-mediated communication for more than a year. She and her team recently received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation in September to continue her research. The $851,462 grant is the largest in the Department of Communication’s history.
  • Physics and Astronomy Professor Alexey Petrov named American Physical Society fellow

    October 16, 2015
    Wayne State University Physics and Astronomy Professor Alexey A. Petrov has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for “contributions to heavy flavor physics, in particular studies of charm quarks and contributions to indirect searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.”
  • Digitizing a legendary voice: The Ernie Harwell project

    October 15, 2015
    Over the summer, several Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science students assisted the Burton by digitizing 40 cassette tapes and 12 reels of audio.
  • Wayne State dedicates new $93 million biosciences center aimed at eliminating health disparities in Detroit

    October 14, 2015
    The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) is a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eliminating the many health disparities that plague Detroit’s residents.
  • Football hosts GVSU in Homecoming clash

    October 9, 2015
    After back-to-back setbacks on the road to fall to 2-3 overall, the Wayne State University football team will look to end a 26-game losing losing streak against 24th-ranked Grand Valley State (4-1, 3-1 GLIAC) this Saturday at 6 PM in the first-ever night Homecoming Game in Tom Adams Field history.
  • New study shows the way moms-to-be deal with stress may guide baby’s development

    October 7, 2015
    How a mother is functioning psychologically even before her baby is born influences the baby's development, but interventions can be taken during pregnancy to help prepare her for parenting and promote positive mother-infant relationships at the earliest point possible.
  • Post-genome scientist Leonard Lipovich leads prestigious international scientific meeting for Royal Society

    October 7, 2015
    Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Leonard Lipovich, Ph.D., made university history as the lead organizer of a special Theo Murphy international scientific meeting of the Royal Society, held Sept. 28-29 at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society Centre, in Buckinghamshire, England.
  • New partnership offers fast track to bachelor's plus law degree

    October 7, 2015
    Students will be able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced today by Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School.