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NEH awards WSU professor $205k grant for anthropology research in Caribbean

Aug, 15 2014
The National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) awarded Krysta Ryzewski, assistant professor of anthropology at Wayne State University, a collaborative research grant ($205,840) for her proposal, "Caribbean Colonial Interactions and Dynamic Island Communities: A Diachronic Archaeology of Montserrat, 1000-1730 AD".

'Science' features advances in understanding of preterm birth and discoveries made at Perinatology Research Branch, WSU, DMC

Aug, 15 2014
The Aug. 15 edition of the prestigious journal Science features a major article about the most important problem in obstetrics: preterm labor.

College of Engineering highway specialist explains why flooding happened

Aug, 15 2014
Watch Fox Detroit's on-air interview with Joe Hummer, chair of the Wayne State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Wayne State's Community of Scholars to build a new home in Detroit for a local family in need

Aug, 13 2014
The Community of Scholars, part of Wayne State University’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College, is hosting its annual Community of Scholars Service Day, when the Community of Scholars (CoS) partners with a service organization to identify a societal need that students can assist in resolving.

Wayne State's Summer Enrichment Program is a bridge to success for Latino/a students

Aug, 7 2014
Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) will celebrate the achievements of students who participated in this year’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) during a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Wayne State receives $600,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support its Undergraduate Student Success Initiative

Aug, 4 2014
The initiative defines key actions in six areas needed to significantly boost student achievement, retention and graduation. Those include providing meaningful access to college, fostering a strong foundation for graduation in the first year, investing in degree attainment, supporting transfer student success, broadening opportunities for students who are economically disadvantaged and underserved, and using data to inform decision-making. 

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."

FRIDAY: Detroit's School of Medicine will welcome 290 physicians-in-training at White Coat Ceremony

Jul, 30 2014
The Wayne State University School of Medicine will officially welcome its freshmen medical students at the annual White Coat Ceremony. 

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.