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Wayne State student, Starbucks barista generates buzz with coffee competition

Jun, 23 2015
To hear Jasmine Hect speak about coffee is akin to hearing a sommelier discuss wine. The 21-year-old Wayne State student and Starbucks barista’s knowledge of the caffeinated bean would enlighten even the most ardent cup of joe consumer. It’s this expertise (along with her gregarious personality) that helped get Hect to the 2015 Starbucks Barista Championships. She was chosen from all of the licensed Starbucks store baristas in Michigan and northern Ohio to compete in the regional competition that takes place July 15-16 in York, Pennsylvania.

WSU and Children's Hospital researchers identify cancer trigger

Jun, 22 2015
Two medical researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of cancer.

WSU receives $1.025M from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation for clean water and air quality initiatives

Jun, 18 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy Urban Waters initiative through the College of Engineering received $650,000 to accelerate development of the Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training (HEART) field stations that promote collaborative water research and community education in the Huron-to-Erie corridor. 

Wayne State research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology

Jun, 16 2015
A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room.

Wayne State partners with Chinese university to conduct MRI training

Jun, 9 2015
Wayne State University has formalized an agreement with East China Normal University (ECNU) to develop a joint and cooperative MRI research training program in biomedical engineering, physics and magnetic resonance imaging research. Faculty, researchers and students from both institutions are working with Siemens MR equipment and will benefit from this partnership.

Warrior student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom

Jun, 5 2015
Nineteen (19) student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.00 term GPA with nearly 55 percent of Warrior student-athletes receiving above a 3.00 for the recently completed Winter semester.

WSU EcoCar 3 team represents Michigan in competition

Jun, 4 2015
EcoCAR 3 is a four-year collegiate engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. The WSU team represents Detroit, the only university in the state of Michigan participating in the competition. The team is made up of over 30 undergraduate and graduate students from engineering and communications 

Research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology

Jun, 4 2015
A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room.

Partnership between Wayne State and MDOT is saving lives on highways

Jun, 4 2015
In 2008, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), acting on the recommendation of a previous Wayne State TRG study, started a major rumble strip program for two-lane, high-speed rural highways. Centerline and shoulder rumble strips were installed on all MDOT rural, non-freeway highways with posted speed limits of 55 mph and appropriate paved lane and shoulder widths. To date, MDOT has placed 5,700 miles of centerline rumble strips and 1,700 miles of shoulder rumble strips.

Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy

May, 28 2015
With more than $2.1 billion in research and development annually, the University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters. The URC’s members — Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — engage 12,000 world-class faculty members and 35,000 graduate students, elevating their undergraduate programs and supporting regional economies. 

Start your engines: Wayne State students tapped to run Grand Prix social media

May, 27 2015
A group of Wayne State communication students will be the social media voice for this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Ambassador magazine's 2015 Top Docs list honors five Wayne State faculty physicians

May, 27 2015
Five of the 13 physicians named to Ambassador magazine’s 2015 Top Docs list published this month are Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty members.

Anchor institutions drive demand for housing in greater downtown area

May, 27 2015
But what if an anchor institution were able to grow the percentage of its employees living in greater downtown to 10, 15, or 20 percent?

School of Medicine graduates 280 new medical doctors at May 18 commencement

May, 22 2015
School of Medicine faculty, deans, department chairs, WSU President M. Roy Wilson, M.D., his cabinet members and other dignitaries filled the stage as family and friends of the new physicians packed the venue’s main floor.

Six student-athletes voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team

May, 19 2015
Two Wayne State University male student-athletes have been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Teams as announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon. Read more. Four Wayne State University women student-athletes have been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Teams as announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon. Read more.  

NBC News highlights TechTown's impact in Detroit

May, 14 2015
A key resource for entrepreneurs is Techtown Detroit, a business accelerator and incubator that leverages Wayne State University's research and technology, business insight and student talent. View the NBC article - Detroit: A thriving place to build your business

HackWSU hosts students for 24-hour tech innovation blitz

May, 13 2015
Wayne State University’s College of Engineering and Blackstone LaunchPad are hosting HackWSU, a 24-hour hackathon for high school and college students, May 23-24, 2015. During the 24 hours, students will write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice.

Wayne State Biochemist Andrew Feig receives Michigan Distinguished Professor of Year Award

May, 13 2015
The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication to the education of undergraduate students made by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities.

Researchers seek to stamp out herpes simplex virus 1

May, 6 2015
With the help of a $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Haidong Gu, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, aims to garner more genomic information about HSV-1 and develop an understanding on how it employs multifunctional proteins to disrupt host defenses and escape immune surveillance.

Joique Bell makes $100K donation to Wayne State Athletics

May, 4 2015
Former Wayne State University Harlon Hill recipient and current Detroit Lion running back Joique Bell made a $100k donation to the WSU Department of Athletics last Thursday (April 23rd).

Commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2015, May 7

Apr, 28 2015
More than 3,800 students will graduate from Wayne State University during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The ceremonies, which conclude the university's 147th academic year, will take place at Detroit’s Ford Field. Honorary degrees will be bestowed upon Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Gerald Ellis Rosen, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Both will receive the honorary doctor of laws, honoris causa, for their years of service and dedication to the metro Detroit community and beyond. 

Report shows the University Research Corridor contributes 16.8 billion to Michigan economy

Apr, 28 2015
The $16.8 billion net impact in Michigan is up from $16.6 billion the previous year and $12.9 billion reported in the first report published in 2007. For every dollar the state invested in the three URC universities, it saw $21 in economic benefits, according to the report.  

College of Engineering to showcase research, design projects at inaugural Student Design and Innovation Day

Apr, 24 2015
A solar-powered security system for boats. A swing for children with special needs that could adapt and grow with them. 

Wayne State professor receives grant to improve exercise programs for people with dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies

Apr, 24 2015
The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Care Sciences, received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Jain Foundation for "Developing a Multi-Pronged Strategy for the Clinical Management of Dysferlinopathies," a project that seeks to develop better exercise programs for people with dysferlinopathies, or dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies.