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McGregor Memorial Conference Center named historic landmark

Apr, 16 2015
Designed by renowned Japanese-American Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the two-story steel-frame and concrete folded slab McGregor Memorial Conference Center was built in an evolving International style, which eventually gave Yamasaki an worldwide reputation.

Apply now for Fulbright Scholar Program

Apr, 16 2015
Applications are now open for the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which supports teaching and research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. More than 800 grants in more than 125 countries are available. 

WSU scientists develop new screening tool to differentiate tuberculosis from lung disease sarcoidosis

Apr, 14 2015
Sarcoidosis affects younger adults, especially African-Americans, and can lead to severe morbidity and mortality

Wayne State Arts professor receives prestigious Frankel Institute fellowship

Apr, 14 2015
Thanks to research underwritten with internal funding from Wayne State University’s Research Enhancement Program, Jeffrey Abt, professor of Art and Art History in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, was selected for a fellowship at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.

WSU researchers discover mercury exposure affects children's IQs

Apr, 8 2015
Prenatal exposure to foods contaminated with brain-damaging mercury has adverse effects on the IQs of schoolchildren in remote Arctic villages, where mothers regularly eat beluga whale, fish, seal and walrus, all traditional foods that are now contaminated with mercury.

Wayne State appoints lifelong Detroit musician, music scholar and composer, as chair of music

Apr, 8 2015
Dr. Norah Duncan is a professor of music in Wayne State’s Department of Music. He earned an undergraduate degree at University of Detroit, a master of fine arts degree at Wayne State and a doctor of musical arts degree from University of Michigan.

Wayne State Professor Gerald Feldman named president of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Apr, 1 2015
In his two years as president-elect, Dr. Feldman has worked with the ACMG committees that provide national guidance on issues like organizational structure and identifying conflicts of interest, which are critical as the scope of medical genetics continues to expand. 

Warriors hand out 1,000 lunches at Neighborhood Service Organization

Mar, 31 2015
Nearly 80 student-athletes, coaches and staff members prepared 1,000 lunches at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in conjunction with the church's "Feed the Hungry" program during the morning. The lunches were then delivered and passed out at the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) in downtown Detroit.

TechTown hosts first cross-border healthcare hackathon May 1-3

Mar, 25 2015
TechTown Detroit will host the world's first cross-border, healthcare hackathon May 1-3, 2015. Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit invites professionals from the health care and IT industries to converge over the course of a weekend and form teams that conceptualize, design and build mobile apps and IT solutions for the health care sector. The best ideas are eligible for over $20,000 in prizes.

Join the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance for 'A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan'

Mar, 12 2015
Garth Fagan, Tony Award winner for best choreography in The Lion King and founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, will receive the Apple Award from Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. “A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan” will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 West Maple in West Bloomfield, Michigan. 

Wayne State University to honor civil rights activist Viola Gregg Liuzzo

Feb, 27 2015
Civil rights activist and Wayne State University student Viola Gregg Liuzzo will be posthumously honored at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, in the Spencer Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State with an honorary doctor of laws degree for her contributions to society. It will be the first honorary degree awarded posthumously in the university’s history.

Detroit Professional Section of Society of Women Engineers to host annual Girls' Engineering Exploration

Feb, 24 2015
Is Detroit on a rebound? We think so! And we want to be a part of the effort by helping to educate Detroit’s youth to engineer the future. 

School of Medicine graduate, gifted surgeon leaves legacy to advance cancer research

Feb, 24 2015
As a young girl growing up in Monroe, Mich., Kathryn Cramer knew that she wanted to be a physician and an educator.