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Wayne State professor part of team that sequenced genome of African rice to aid in "Green Revolution"

Jul, 30 2014
With the world population projected to increase from 7.1 billion to over 9 billion by 2050, there is a need for a second "green revolution" that will create crops with two to three times the current yield with reduced water, fertilizers and pesticides grown on marginal soils.

NSF grant supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices being developed at Wayne State University

Jul, 30 2014
A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, "Nanoparticle-directed synthesis of organic nanorods."

New research at Wayne State will lead to more accurate multi-component system reliability and failure predictions in the auto industry and beyond

Jul, 30 2014
 A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National  Science Foundation for the project, "Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis of Ultra-High Strength Steel Autobody Manufacturing Systems by Utilizing Material Microstructure Properties."

'Poetry & Prints' summer workshops run through Aug. 15

Jul, 25 2014
More than twenty Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer nine weeks of summer workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing.

History graduate has life-long publishing career in New York City

Jul, 22 2014
As a student at Wayne State University, Mary Steinbauer ’57 B.A., ’59 M.A. often read LIFE magazine while dreaming of a career in New York City. With perseverance and the guidance of her professors, she made it. 

For Midtown safety, Holt is leading model for nation

Jul, 18 2014
Tony Holt, is the man in charge of Midtown’s public safety that is now being looked at as a national model for local universities and their police forces that are located in urban environments. 

Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility awards available for U.S. scholars and professionals

Jul, 17 2014
Nearly 50 grants are available in the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals and researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil. 

Wayne State School of Medicine receives $8.5M gift from Michael and Marian Ilitch to develop innovative surgery technology in Detroit

Jul, 16 2014
Wayne State University has received an $8.5 million gift from Michael and Marian Ilitch for the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine. The gift will create the Ilitch Chair for Surgical Innovation and establish an unrestricted fund to support research and development in surgical technologies. In recognition of the Ilitches’ generosity, Wayne State University will name the department the Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery.

Wayne State provides at-risk students with college experience

Jul, 14 2014
The office of Community Engagement@Wayne at Wayne State University is hosting its annual College Jumpstart program. It's free for all participating students and is designed to expose underrepresented students to higher education and career paths. 

College of Engineering establishes nanoengineering undergraduate certificate program

Jul, 14 2014
Beginning in winter 2015, Wayne State University’s College of Engineering will offer a nanoengineering undergraduate certificate program that will provide students with in-depth training in the emerging area of nanotechnology.

Wayne State earns top designation for innovation and economic engagement in community

Jul, 10 2014
Wayne State University has announced that it is one of 14 institutions in the country to receive elite designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University from its peers in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Wayne State's 'Go-Girl' program inspires girls in science, math

Jul, 9 2014
Go-Girl stands for Gaining Options, Girls Investigate Real Life. The program starts off as a 10-week course during the winter semester spending Saturdays learning about careers in stem fields. 

School of Medicine a finalist for AAMC's Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service

Jul, 2 2014
The Association of American Medical Colleges has selected the Wayne State University School of Medicine as one of three finalists for the association’s annual Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Wayne State University board approves 2015 budget

Jun, 27 2014
Wayne State University’s Board of Governors today approved a $582.7 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, a 1.1 percent increase from last year that includes investment in classroom technology, renovations of the university’s Student Center and additional student financial aid. The budget increase is less than the rate of inflation. 

Physician-researcher wins prestigious award for identifying brain inflammation associated with streptococcal infections in children

Jun, 26 2014
Ajay Kumar, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, of neurology and of radiology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a member of the Positron Emission Tomography Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, received the Majd-Gilday Young Investigators Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.