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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.

$100,000 gift from alumna Danialle Karmanos benefits Wayne State journalism program

Apr, 23 2015
The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University has received a $100,000 gift from former Board of Governors member Danialle Karmanos ’01 B.A. to benefit undergraduate and graduate students in public interest journalism.

Speech team garners highest ever national ranking

Apr, 23 2015
How persuasive are Sydney Machesky and the Wayne State speech team? Well, Machesky finished first in the nation in persuasive speaking and the team finished first in their division and seventh in the nation – the highest national ranking in the team’s history – during the 2015 National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament.

Wayne State physicists celebrate the restart of Large Hadron Collider

Apr, 22 2015
Last week, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator began its second act. After two years of upgrades and repairs, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva.

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.