- School of Medicine to graduate more than 275 new doctors May 20
- Students, faculty recognized at College of Engineering Honors Convocation
- Federal agency shines national spotlight on WSU foster youth retention program
- WSU researchers seek calcium channels to target cancer tumors
- Commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2013
- Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson honored by NAACP
- Buzz it for Boards raises more than $1,100 for Detroit's Alternatives for Girls
- Study examines Gulf War environmental exposures, pregnancy outcomes
- The Midtown Deals and Discounts guide is back!
- Crime rate calculation method due for overhaul, WSU researchers say
A technique for calculating criminal incidence rates significantly underestimates the number of crimes — especially the violent kinds — that occur in Canada, two Wayne State University researchers believe.
- Student athletes collecting toiletries for Detroit's homeless
For the third consecutive year, the Wayne State University Athletics Department "W" Week Community Service Initiative, in partnership with Wayne Cares and Covenant House Michigan, will host a Basic Needs Drive to collect toiletry items for the area's homeless youth and adults.
- Wayne State's College of Nursing to host Research Day April 3
Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., FAHA, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research at the College of Public Health of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will deliver the keynote address at the Wayne State University College of Nursing’s annual Research Day on April 3.
- Are you tough enough? Join the Wayne Law Tough Mudder team!
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to join Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson in running through fire, crawling through mud-pits, and scaling walls during Tough Mudder, a 10- to12-mile extreme obstacle course considered one of the toughest and most popular fitness events in the world.
- Dining service linked to customer demographics, race, WSU research finds
In an effort to determine whether servers based their service levels on perceived tipping differences across customer demographics, Zachary Brewster, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, analyzed data derived from a survey of 200 servers in 18 restaurants in a southeastern U.S. metropolitan area.
- CFPCA welcomes Art X Detroit back to campus, Midtown April 10-14.
- Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly joins Wayne Law faculty
- Engineering students fueling STEM discussion, education among Michigan youth
- Wayne State civil and environmental engineering alumnus impacts lives in Africa
- Med School Class of 2013 touts 98.5 percent success rate on national residency Match Day
- Wayne Law earns perfect score for transparency
- WSU's College of Education welcomes aspiring teachers during Graduate Open House
- WSU Press celebrates launch of new website with 30 percent off sale
With improved navigation, enhanced book information, and a beautiful new design, we hope you'll enjoy using wsupress.wayne.edu to browse our 900+ books and 8 academic journals.
- Study by WSU researcher shows dust in urban areas is primary culprit of rise and fall of lead levels in children
- Wayne State Library System offers online resource to bring Peacock Room into digital realm
- Pharmacy professor receives Pfizer ASPIRE Award in antibacterial research
- WSU School of Social Work alumni honor crusaders against homelessness
- WSU researcher’s techniques enable faster testing of biological liquids
Two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to a Wayne State University researcher could amount to far more than a drop in the bucket when it comes to handling liquids for biological screening.
- NIH awards Wayne State 10-year contract for Perinatology Research Branch
Wayne State University officials announced today that the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded the University a second 10-year contract to continue housing the Perinatology Research Branch.
- Wayne State researcher says technology helps long-distance relationships survive
Whether they’re in the same house or continents apart this Valentine’s Day, romantic partners have a lot of communication tools available to help them stay part of each other’s lives.
- Red Cross honors WSU employee for his generosity
As the School of Medicine's Manager of Education Support, Audio Visual and Media Production Services, Jim Peters' daily role is almost always behind the scenes.
- Detroit seeking more young professionals to continue revitalization
The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program is looking for a few more good men and women to help advance the renewal of Detroit and build upon the ongoing success of its 2011-13 cohort.
- WSU art galleries participate in Third Thursday initiative starting Feb. 21
25 Detroit art galleries, boutiques and cafes will stay open until 9pm, with special programs and activities on the Third Thursday of every month.
- Ants' behavior leads to WSU researcher's method for optimizing product development time, costs
Trying to find just the right balance of time spent in meetings and time performing tasks is a tough problem for managers, but a Wayne State University researcher believes the behavior of ants may provide a useful lesson on how to do it.
- Patent Clinic to host open house for inventors, businesses, students
Whether you’re an inventor or a business thinking about getting a patent or a student interested in patent law, the Wayne State University Law School’s Patent Procurement Law Clinic’s open house set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 is for you.
- WSU researcher to evaluate text message diabetes intervention program
A Wayne State University researcher has received a combined $36,000 in grants from the Southeastern Michigan Health Association and Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge, Inc. to help determine the success of a Type 2 diabetes intervention program currently being piloted in southeast Michigan, greater Cincinnati and New Orleans.
- Wayne State seeks public input on bike share system for Detroit
- Filmmaker Julie Dash takes up guest faculty residency at Wayne State
Distinguished screenwriter/director/producer Julie Dash was appointed as the 2013 Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Professor in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University.
- Nominations are being accepted for University Safety Award (PDF)
- Harold Ford Jr. to keynote Wayne State’s annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
- Word Warriors release fourth annual top 10 words worth reviving
- Wayne State announces Community Leadership Award winners
This year’s recipients include WSU Associate Professor of Urban Planning Kami Pothukuchi, the WSU Student Veterans Organization and Raising Our Community’s Knowledge.
- Computer network upgrades will put Wayne State researchers in fast lane
- WSU researchers publish important study on problem gambling
- Two Wayne State chemistry professors named AAAS fellows
- Wayne Law and School of Social Work team up to offer warmth
- Student-led Movember campaign raises $17,000 for men's cancer initiatives
- Engineering student uses education to manage roles, impact Detroit
- Wayne State celebrates life of legendary TV icon Sonny Eliot, Dec. 6
- World AIDS Day Detroit awareness campaign returns with new events
What started as one Wayne State University School of Medicine student’s electrifying wake-up call to the community that AIDS and HIV are still a health threat has grown into a multi-day, multi-event awareness campaign involving hundreds of community volunteers, business leaders, youth leaders and medical students from across Michigan.
- Returning wounded soldiers to meaningful civilian lives
Record numbers of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious spinal cord injuries (SCI).
- WSU receives $5M gift to support medical students, advance adult literacy in Detroit
Wayne State University has received a $5 million gift from Mort and Brigitte Harris to create scholarships for the School of Medicine and provide resources and ongoing support for the university’s community outreach adult literacy program.
- Engineering student one of 13 aspiring entrepreneurs chosen for Global Scholars Program
Wayne State University College of Engineering electrical and computer engineering doctoral student Yating Hu was named a member of the 2013 Class of Global Scholars by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
- GO-GIRL program accepting applications for winter semester
- DMC, WSU help launch study that could lead to breakthrough in managing "treatment-resistant" hypertension
- WSU Humanities Center symposium to explore fascination with the apocalypse
- High-strength material advancements at WSU may lead to new, life-saving steel
- 'Mondays at the Max with Wayne State' concert celebrates women in jazz on Nov. 12
- Wayne State presents lecture on cyberbullying
- Wayne State student organization nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity
- Gift establishes ovarian cancer research fund at School of Medicine
- School of Social Work receives DHS contract to help foster youth thrive in college
- Wayne State earns five-year, $2M grant to help veterans transition to college life
- Wayne State presents lecture on cyberbullying
The Wayne State University School of Social Work presents the 25th annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture, “Understanding and Responding to Cyberbullying in a Cyberworld,” delivered by Faye Mishna on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State.
- Wayne State researcher's calculations will help unlock new energy sources
A Wayne State researcher is part of a national project to find accessible sources of natural gas.
- $2.8M grant allows Developmental Disabilities Institute to continue mission
Michigan residents with disabilities, along with their families, can look forward to five more years of service from the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) at Wayne State University.
- FOCIS presents: "City Under Siege: A University Forum on the Crime Crisis in Detroit"
The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) at Wayne State University will present City Under Siege: A University Forum on the Crime Crisis in Detroit.
- NICHD's Safe to Sleep Champion training kicks off at PRB at Wayne State
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development kicked off its national Safe to Sleep Champions Training initiative to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at the Perinatology Research Branch at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center on Thursday.
- Drive Safely to Wayne State campaign kicks off Sept. 19
- Wayne State signs Reverse Transfer Agreements with three area community colleges
- Wayne State makes Washington Monthly's Top 100
Five Michigan universities made the list of America’s top 100 institutions of higher learning as ranked today by Washington Monthly.
- WSU researcher’s flexible electronics technology could lead to new health care, medical uses
A Wayne State University researcher has developed technology that opens new possibilities for health care and medical applications of electronic devices.
- Wayne State researchers search for potential Barth Syndrome treatment
Barth Syndrome (BTHS) is a rare and serious genetic disorder that primarily affects males and is passed from mother to son; women who are carriers do not show symptoms of the disorder.
- State adopts PRB progesterone therapy to combat infant mortality
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has unveiled the state’s Infant Mortality Reduction Plan, a strategy that includes significant recommendations developed from medical research conducted by the Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NIH), at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
- WDET distributes more than 22,000 books to metro Detroit kids
Nearly 1,000 people donated to WDET's Books for Kids drive in April 2012. Operation: Kid Equip worked closely with Wayne State University's WDET to turn each $5 donation into 20 children's books that are being distributed over the course of this summer.
- Wayne State research team finds possible clue to progression of MS
Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers, working with colleagues in Canada, have found that one or more substances produced by a type of immune cell in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may play a role in the disease’s progression.
- Wayne Law professor leads state group creating guidelines for public health emergencies
In venues from medical labs to the Supreme Court, Americans deal increasingly with bioethical issues, as science brings developments in life and death cases.
- Wayne State announces $1M gift to support Math Corps
Wayne State University has received a leadership gift of $1 million to support the Math Corps, a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program for Detroit public school students, grades 6-12, led by faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- College of Engineering welcomes three renowned innovators as new department chairs
The Wayne State University College of Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of three new department chairs: Xue-wen Chen as chair of the Department of Computer Science; Juri Gelovani as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Joseph Hummer as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Algae extract increases good cholesterol levels, Wayne State researcher finds
A Wayne State University researcher has found that an extract from algae could become a key to regulating cardiovascular disease.
- Wayne Raskind appointed dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne Raskind, professor and founding director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University (ASU), has been appointed dean of Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) effective Aug. 15.
- Wayne State appoints new AVP of enrollment
Wayne State University has appointed Corinne M. Webb as associate vice president of enrollment, effective immediately.
- Wayne State part of team that discovered new subatomic particle
At a seminar held at CERN today in Geneva, Switzerland, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle.
- Wayne State researcher seeks to understand link between obesity, flu severity
The recent H1N1 flu pandemic was found to be particularly dangerous to obese people, and a Wayne State University researcher is looking for clues as to why.
- Alumnus visits campus 72 years after earning degree
- TechTown stirs up entrepreneurship in Southeast Mich. with pitch competition
- Hotspot grant helps online social work students stay connected
Students enrolled in Wayne State University’s online bachelor of social work (B.S.W.) program will enjoy a year of portable Internet access thanks to a grant from the Detroit-based nonprofit Community Telecommunications Network (CTN).
- Teaching fellowship brings high-caliber science, math teachers to state's neediest schools
The 2012 class of W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson (WKKF-WW) Michigan Teaching Fellows, announced today, includes a diverse group of recent college graduates and career-changers with strong backgrounds in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In fact, all of the 2012 fellows majored in a STEM discipline.
- Wayne State receives 'gold seal' for research protections
Following a rigorous evaluation process, Wayne State University’s research program involving human participants has been renewed for full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP).
- Local employment index at five-year high
- Report shows Wayne State, MSU, U-M put $300M into auto research
- Wayne State professor contributes to research breakthrough on black holes
- Wayne State's chemistry department among top 100 in world
Wayne State University's Department of Chemistry is among the top 100 in the world, according to the latest ranking by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
- Study: Michigan research universities rank among nation's best for developing 21st century talent
Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) institutions continue to competitively rank among the top research innovation clusters in the nation in producing the high-tech, high-demand talent required for the 21st century, according to a recent benchmarking report.
- Engineering undergrads solve real-world problems, gain practical experience
Wayne State University College of Engineering undergraduate students are solving complex problems - and uncovering potential cost savings - for automotive and health-care industry giants.
- Wayne State prof. wins global award for course design
Geralyn Stephens, assistant professor and program coordinator for Career and Technical Education in Wayne State University's College of Education, won the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program.
- Sports Science, featuring WSU's Cynthia Bir, wins award at Sports Emmys
ESPN Sport Science, the popular television series featuring Wayne State University Professor of Biomedical Engineering Cynthia Bir, won one of the two Sports Emmy Awards for which it was nominated this year.
- Wayne State gives honorary degrees to virtuosos of jazz and opera
At Wayne State University's 2012 commencement, the first ever held at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, the university will bestow honorary degrees upon jazz great Kenny Burrell and operatic tenor George Shirley.
- Wayne State celebrates Ford Motor Company support, unveils named student center
Wayne State and its College of Engineering celebrated the generosity of Ford Motor Company yesterday, as the college unveiled the naming of the Ford Motor Company Student Activity Center.
- TV show featuring Wayne State professor nominated for two Sports Emmys
ESPN Sport Science, the popular Emmy-winning television series featuring Wayne State University Professor of Biomedical Engineering Cynthia Bir, has been nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards this year.
- Wayne State welcomes Elinor, the newest Zipcar on campus
Since partnering with Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, in fall 2011, Wayne State University has seen an increased demand for the service.
- Dispose of e-waste on May 4
Take your spring cleaning to the next level by disposing of your electronic waste during the Wayne State University e-waste collection, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Parking Lot 11 (on Cass Ave. between Antoinette and York).
- Wayne State Police: Huge drops in crime in Midtown Detroit
A team of crime fighters believes it has the right plan in place to stop crime in Midtown Detroit.
- Former astronaut, WSU alum, to present commencement address
More than 3,500 students will participate in Wayne State University's spring commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2012.
- Researcher part of national effort to optimize antibiotics use
Because infectious microorganisms are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, a Wayne State University researcher has joined a nationwide effort to monitor that resistance while optimizing the use of existing drugs.
- New report reveals TechTown's economic impact on metro Detroit
TechTown, Wayne State University's business incubator and research park, continues to play an important role in Detroit's economic revitalization, according to a new report issued by the organization this month.
- Pre-seed venture fund for students launches at Wayne State
When the next breakthrough technology is conceived on a university campus, pondered over in a late-night study session or discovered in a laboratory, its inventor will have a better reason to stay connected to the Detroit area.
- International students key to Michigan's economic growth
Fast-paced economic growth in the health care, computer and engineering sectors, coupled with a shortage of domestic students graduating with degrees in the high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, has created a significant percentage of jobs in Michigan that employers are unable to fill, threatening further economic growth and their ability to compete.
- Wayne State hosts FIRST Robotics Detroit District competition
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is an international phenomenon that evokes passion and fortitude in students exploring careers in science, engineering, math, medical technology and related fields.
- $1M gift creates scholarship named for veteran
Global automotive retail consulting firm, Urban Science, announced today that it has committed to building a $1 million endowment to support the Col. Gregory Gadson Scholarship at the Wayne State University College of Engineering in perpetuity.
- Students plan to make difference in Detroit during Spring Break
During a week when many college students travel to warmer climates, 60 students from Wayne State University will spend spring break in Detroit making a difference.
- Wayne State Dance presents Spring Concert
The department is pleased to announce its 2012 Spring Concert, entitled Merge. There will be two performances, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, both at 7:30pm at the Bonstelle Theatre in downtown Detroit.
- Wayne Law hosting US Assistant Attorney General Tony West
Wayne State University Law School is pleased to host the Academy of Scholars Annual Senior Lecture by U.S. Assistant Attorney General Tony West on Thursday, March 8, at 4 p.m. in Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.
- Wayne State Engineering building receives LEED certification
The Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center has been designated a U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Silver Certified facility, making it the first Wayne State University building to receive the honor.
- Community of Scholars recognized for work in Detroit's Morningside neighborhood
A group of high-achieving Wayne State University students put in nearly 2,000 hours this past fall working alongside Habitat for Humanity in an effort to make a difference in a Detroit neighborhood.
- Mark your calendars for Warrior Wednesday (2/29), celebrating Wayne State athletics
- Engineering students celebrate Engineers Week
- WSU research reveals improved method for paramedics to stop prolonged seizures
Drug delivery directly into muscle using an autoinjector is faster and may be more effective in stopping prolonged seizures, according to a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher.
- Wayne State researcher’s model will target causes of everyday MS symptoms
Annoying, frustrating symptoms like difficulty hearing or remembering things can complicate everyday living for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, but most research to date has focused on the disease's less frequent but more debilitating consequences.
- Mondays at the Max with WSU is canceled today due to a gas leak near the Max M. Fisher Music Center
The "Mondays at the Max with WSU" concert scheduled for February 13 has been postponed due to a gas leak near the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The building will be closed Monday. Tickets purchased for the Monday, 2/13, performance will be honored at the rescheduled concert.
- Wayne State University Board of Governors elects 2012 officers
The Wayne State University Board of Governors re-elected Tina Abbott and Debbie Dingell to one-year terms as the board's chair and vice chair, respectively, at their Feb. 1 meeting.
- Wayne State professor among top 2 percent nationally, engineering institute says
Howard W.T. Matthew, Ph.D., professor of chemical engineering, materials science and biomedical engineering at Wayne State University, is one of 107 new members elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
- Mondays at the Max with Wayne State concert series opens Feb. 13
In cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Wayne State University Department of Music is pleased to announce the second season of "Mondays at the Max with Wayne State," a concert series featuring premier WSU student ensembles at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
- Engineering professor works to improve computer storage system experience
According to a 2010 statement by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, we now create as much information in just two days as we did from the dawn of civilization through 2003.
- Live Midtown lives again
Live Midtown, a residential incentive program created in 2011 to encourage Wayne State, Henry Ford Health System and Detroit Medical Center employees to live where they work, has been reinstated for 2012.
- WSU research sheds light on bone metastasis in prostate cancer
- ArtsCorpsDetroit joins Children's Hospital in arts initiative
- Nominations are being accepted for University Safety Award
- Wayne State students volunteer for MLK Day of service
- Treatment with light benefits Alzheimer's patients, WSU research finds
Exposure to light appears to have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer's disease patients, a Wayne State University researcher has found.
- Word Warriors release their annual list of top 10 words worth reviving
As part of its effort to draw attention to some of the English language's most expressive -- yet regrettably neglected -- words, Wayne State University has released its annual list of 10 words that deserve to be used more often.
- Wayne State merges departments of theatre and dance
Wayne State University's Board of Governors voted at its December meeting to merge the departments of dance and theatre in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA), effective Jan. 1, 2012.
- Wayne State appoints vice president for government and community affairs
Wayne State University has appointed Detroit native Patrick O. Lindsey as vice president for government and community affairs effective January 1, 2012.
- Winters signs extension with WSU
Wayne State University head football coach Paul Winters has withdrawn his name for consideration for the University of Akron head football coaching position and has signed an extension to be the Warriors head coach through the 2016 campaign.
- Soybean components enhance effects of cancer radiotherapy, WSU research finds
A Wayne State University researcher has shown that compounds found in soybeans can make radiation treatment of lung cancer tumors more effective while helping to preserve normal tissue.
- Warriors heading to national championship game
The 2011 Wayne State football team (12-3 overall) stretched its road winning streak in the playoffs to four games by recording a 21-14 at Winston-Salem State Saturday afternoon.
- Wayne State closes 2011 with Commencement ceremonies
Nearly 2,000 students will participate in three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at Wayne State University.
- WSU researchers receive NIH grant to study diagnosis of fetal alcohol disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are one of the most common causes of birth defects worldwide and are particularly prevalent in some South African communities where heavy drinking during pregnancy is a major public health issue, particularly in the wine-growing areas of the Western Cape.
- Warriors take down defending national champions 31-25
The Cinderella story of the 2011 Wayne State University football team continued on Saturday as the Warriors (11-3 overall) claimed a 31-25 triumph at Minnesota Duluth (11-3 overall), the defending national champions.
- Football team advances to regional finals with 38-26 win at Nebraska-Kearney
The Wayne State University football team advanced to the regional final (Super Region 3) for the first time in school history with a 38-26 win over second-seeded Nebraska-Kearney (10-2 overall) Saturday afternoon.
- Third Zipcar rolls onto Wayne State's campus
Wayne State University welcomes a third vehicle to its fleet of Zipcars on campus. Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, launched at Wayne State this fall.
- WSU researchers receive funding to study treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The bacteria Enterococcus can cause infections that typically target the digestive tract or bowel; if the bacteria spread, an abdominal abscess or urinary infection could result.
- Football advances in NCAA tourney with 48-38 road win
The WSU football team (9-3 overall), appearing in the first post-season game in the 94-year history of the program, rallied from a 21-6 second quarter deficit to post a 48-38 road victory at third-seeded St. Cloud State (9-3) Saturday afternoon.
- Humanities Center symposium explores art in post-industrial Detroit
Wayne State University's Humanities Center announces its fall symposium, "The Post-Industrial City," which will take place Friday, Nov. 18, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on WSU's main campus in Detroit.
- Michigan Family Support Initiative guides people with disabilities on the journey to independent living
The Michigan Family Support Initiative (MFSI), funded through a five-year, $1.25 million grant to Wayne State's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), is now implementing a program designed to benefit Michigan residents living with developmental disabilities.
- Green manufacturing takes center stage at WSU conference
Creating greener technology and lessening the impact of manufacturing on our environment.
- Vote for WSU football coach Paul Winters in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award
Voting for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year is currently underway.
- TechTown, Export-Import Bank of the U.S. partner to create jobs
For the first time in history, Detroit business owners will have a unique advantage entering the global marketplace as the result of a newly established partnership between TechTown and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
- Students experience real-world research through summer programs
A number of local students, along with their peers from institutions in other parts of the country, are beginning the fall semester with a real-world understanding of research after spending the summer at Wayne State University.
- Wayne Law celebrates grand opening of Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Oct. 19
Wayne State University Law School is proud to celebrate the grand opening of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
- Warriors now 6-0 after 45-24 win over Lake Erie
- Leading scientists, community leaders meet at Michigan H2O conference
- WSU launches social network for ridesharing
- Wayne State partners with Toyota on safety research
- General Motors supports new WSU supply chain competition
- Wayne State study finds sons' behavior influenced by maternal relationships
- EcoCAR 2 engineering competition features environmentally friendly, efficient cars
- Wayne State partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing on campus
- Former Warrior leads New Orleans Saints with 142-all purpose yards in recent win
- Student entrepreneurs showcase business models at Get Launched! event
- Wayne State wins NIH grant to prepare students for science, research careers
- U.S. News & World Report ranks WSU among top part-time MBA programs
- Tools that measure car crash outcomes are improving, according to WSU researcher
- Study shows one in three Michigan seniors can't afford basic expenses
- NIH awards WSU researcher $1.7M to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Researcher awarded grant for neural implants that will improve quality of life for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's patients
- Harry Belafonte delivers Keith Biennial Lecture Sept. 8
- Grants expand College of Nursing simulation lab
- WSU research finds disadvantaged children are less physically active
- Get Schooled program provides at-risk youth with college experience
- Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at New Michigan Media conference
- Religion benefits traumatic brain injury victims, research finds
- Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, Wayne State University research finds
- Wayne State researcher argues that sex reduces genetic variation
- Purchasing Managers Index dips to 61.0 in June
- Wayne State increases tuition by 6.9 percent
- WSU athletics in top 11 percent of Division II schools
- Arts and humanities grants promote Wayne State's research mission
- Researchers win NSF grant to suppress tinnitus
- College of Nursing receives accreditation for Doctor of Nursing Practice program
- TechTown and WSU launch new college internship program
- Wayne State names new chief of staff
- Professor recognized for contributions to medicine
- Wayne State appoints vice president for economic development
- WSU researcher receives NSF Award to redesign wireless networking
- Law student awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
- Alumni Association celebrates 75th anniversary
- History student wins Fulbright research award
- MI-AHEC receives $750K grant from Kresge Foundation
- WSU partners with Bookstock to support student scholarships
- Detroit anchor institutions host first Buy in Detroit trade fair
- School of Medicine's Diane Chugani invited to the White House
- WSU student receives National Science Foundation fellowship
- Michigan Growth Capital Symposium paves the way for startups
- Student-run program targets hypertension, diabetes and obesity
- New Michigan Allies Project aims to combat "hate" incidents
- WSU leads study to improve management of cancer pain in African Americans
- String Project@Wayne named 2011 String Project of the Year
- Soy increases effectiveness of radiation at killing lung cancer, says WSU research
- Word Warriors releases list of top 10 words worth reviving
- Wayne State introduces new programs for Macomb transfer students
- Henry Ford and WSU partner to train audiology students
- Pharmacy alum receives prestigious award
- Art X Detroit features work of Wayne State alumni
- WSU launches Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program
- Regional festival showcases two WSU student dances
- Michigan universities compete in Penny War to raise money for Safe Kids Coalition
- Interactive panel discusses Michigan's economic transformation
- Wayne State alumnus named chair of National Health Care Workforce Commission
- WSU hosts international FIRST Robotics competition
- Women drawn to socially dominant men, says WSU research
- WSU, DMC, and Henry Ford commit to "Buy Detroit"
- School of Medicine hosts 5K run/walk to raise funds for community clinic
- WSU, MSU and UofM produce collaborative film
- Live where you work, urges Midtown incentive plan
- Wayne Law's first Steiger Fellow looks forward to a bright future
- WSU boasts 11 of the 25 Most Influential Black Doctors in Detroit
- Double dating brings couples closer, says WSU research
- Wayne County participates in landmark children's health study
- New dean appointed at WSU College of Education
- Allan Gilmour named 11th president of Wayne State
- One-third of U.S. babies at risk for obesity, says new WSU study
- Wayne Law Review symposium focuses on Sept. 11 legal issues
- McGregor Memorial Conference Center recognized as historic property
- Nominations are being accepted for University Safety Award (PDF)
This award recognizes the contributions and/or exceptional efforts of university departments or groups in the areas of eliminating hazardous and dangerous conditions and minimizing or reducing the causes of personal injury and loss or damage to University property (i.e., safety and loss prevention) . . .
- Wayne State announces 2011 Community Leadership Awards
- Wayne State and Henry Ford Hospital sign medical school agreement
Partnership will enhance academic opportunities for medical students and more closely align two of midtown Detroit’s anchor institutions as they work together to help revitalize the city.
- WSU researcher awarded $1 million to study heart health
Patrick J. Mueller, Ph.D., is looking at links between physical inactivity, the brain and cardiovascular disease.
- Aisa Villarosa is first Wayne Law student to win Skadden Fellowship
The third-year student was selected for this coveted and competitive fellowship for her leadership, community involvement, and dedication to public interest and social justice law.
- Nominations are being accepted for University Safety Award (PDF)
This award recognizes the contributions and/or exceptional efforts of university departments or groups in the areas of eliminating hazardous and dangerous conditions and minimizing or reducing the causes of personal injury and loss or damage to University property (i.e., safety and loss prevention) . . .
- Gov.-Elect Rick Snyder speaks during Dec. 9 lecture
Snyder delivered the keynote address on reinventing Michigan's economy during the George R. Husband Distinguished Lecture Series.
- Research shows husbands' work worries affects wives' stress hormones
Happy marriages reduce impact of women's work-related stress
- WSU professor inducted to the National Academy of Kinesiology
Jeff Martin, professor of exercise and sport science in Wayne State’s College of Education, was honored for his significant contributions to the field.
- President Obama honors WSU engineering professor
Associate Professor Pamela J. VandeVord was presented with the Presidential Early Career Reward for Scientists and Engineers, the government’s highest honor bestowed on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
- Wayne State researcher awarded $3.4 million grant to fight pain
Mark A. Lumley’s five-year National Institutes of Health grant will focus on fibromyalgia therapies and patient education.
- Macomb County high school offers WSU credit
L’Anse Creuse High School is the first in Macomb County to offer dual enrollment for juniors and seniors, with tuition covered by the school district.
- NIH awards $12.8M to School of Medicine professor
Multicenter study will assess an agent to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Wayne State delegation travels to the Middle East
Delegation plans for shared programs with institutions in Israel and Palestine
- Marketing students among top 10 in Honda challenge
Wayne State races for first with its PR campaign for the CR-Z
- WSU researchers awarded $3M for immunotherapy study
Possible new therapy could prevent recurrence of breast cancer
- NextCAT funded to commercialize technology developed at WSU
Feedstock conversion may prove to be a cost-effective way to produce biofuels
- UGL now open 24 hours, five days a week
Library responds to students' wish for a late-night study location
- Grant will improve the quality of health care in Michigan
New multidisciplinary program addresses health disparities throughout the state.
- Construction begins on a new athletic complex
Multipurpose facility will expand the department’s ability to serve students.
- Challenge grant may complete funding for Keith Center
Law School addition will focus on civil rights in both the law and in the broader community
- The latest evolutionary buzz
WSU researcher has new evidence for the origin of insect wings.
- Aim Higher for Students reaches $11M
Scholarship campaign passes its goal ahead of schedule.
- CLAS honors community leaders, WSU alumni
Collegian Awards recognize professional achievement and community service
- Med student nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
Natalja Stanski was a standout soccer player for Grand Valley State before coming to WSU.
- Rich rewards for students' big business ideas
Accelerate Michigan competition offers $50,000 to the student with the best idea for building and retaining new business.
- Renowned photographer joins WSU faculty this winter
Professor Bill Gaskins will focus on “The Meaning of Hope” project, which honors Martin Luther King Jr.
- E2 Detroit conference brings together movers and shakers
Sixth annual entrepreneurial event features ePrize founder Josh Linkner as keynote speaker.
- "Drive Safely to Wayne" promotes vehicle and pedestrian safety
Campaign kickoff coincides with opening of Anthony Wayne Drive improvements.
- New certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship at WSU
An economy in transition means a greater diversity of career paths for engineers.
- Pardon our dust on Anthony Wayne Drive
As improvements are made to this main corridor through campus, students must enter Parking Structure #2 from the northbound Lodge Freeway service drive.
- Wayne State makes "Huffington Post's" list of Most Innovative University Presses
WSU Press praised for giving Michigan writers "a unique platform."
- WSU professor named American Chemical Society Fellow
Dr. James Rigby is recognized for his significant contributions to organic chemistry.
- Warrior Service Day targets Detroit's people-centered programs
Freshmen will work with urban farms, food shelters and vehicle safety for seniors.
- Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition to highlight state's potential
WSU joins group inviting entrepreneurs to create new local business opportunities.
- WSU researcher receives grant to study congenital abnormality in children
Results may make certain treatments unnecessary.
- Southeast Michigan economy is on the rise
Wayne State survey shows six straight months of employment and production growth.
- Wayne State doctor is a Health Care Hero
Crain's Detroit Business honored Roberto Romero, M.D., for his research to prevent preterm birth.
- Allan Gilmour named interim president of Wayne State
Former Ford CFO begins Aug. 30 and will remain in position until a permanent president is selected.
- Report says Wayne State is a great place to work
WSU is among 97 institutions named a “Great College to Work For” in a national survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- WSU student earns Fulbright grant
Nariman Zarzour is one of 1,500 to travel abroad through the prestigious program.
- Listening for the Big Bang
WSU’s Sergei Voloshin hopes to improve understanding of the universe’s first microsecond.
- Wayne State president Jay Noren resigns
Acting provost will serve until an interim is named; nationwide search begins for a replacement.
- Komen for the Cure awards $1.2M to WSU, Karmanos
Funds are part of a portfolio of grants to help accelerate breast cancer research.
- Wayne State wins 2010 Campus Technology Innovators award
WSU’s Researcher's Dashboard Web software will assist cooperation between researchers and grant administrators.
- Get Schooled gives at-risk students a college experience
Free program is designed to expose underrepresented students to higher education and career paths.
- Wayne State, U-M and MSU create summer film institute
8-week program aims to build Michigan's film industry workforce.
- Want to help your heart? Change your behavior
WSU study explores the best ways to make healthy lifestyle changes permanent.
- Technology developed by WSU could assist Gulf cleanup
Research team’s product has proven effective at remediating oil-contaminated water and wetlands.
- Farmers Market delivers to WSU and TechTown
Farm Fresh Express is a new pilot program started by Wayne State students.
- WSU researchers investigate benefits of aspirin to the elderly
Study will determine if aspirin helps adults 70 years and older live longer, stay healthy.
- Wayne State's tuition increases by 4.4 percent
Strong financial aid packages will temper the effect on students most in need.
- Valerie Parisi, M.D. named dean of the School of Medicine
Interim dean since July 2009, Dr. Parisi previously was vice dean of Hospital Relations & Clinical Affairs.
- WSU names Ronald T. Brown provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
Brown will oversee all aspects of teaching, learning and scholarship, as well as student affairs and a variety of student services.
- WSU researcher calls for dramatic shift in cancer research
Henry Heng, Ph.D., finds correlation between changes at the genome level—the system as a whole—and cancer progression, and recommends a change in the current focus on individual genes.
- U.S. surgeon general addresses WSU med grads
Dr. Regina Benjamin spoke to the nearly 280 WSU students earning medical degrees on June 8 at the Fox Theatre.
- WSU theatre professor puts spotlight on nutrition
Detroit Public School students will have help writing, performing and producing public service announcements urging peers to make healthier choices.
- Michelle Obama promotes education and mentorship at WSU
More than 5,000 people fill Adams Field for the first lady’s address and a forum featuring Spike Lee and Magic Johnson.
- WSU marketing major earns prestigious internship
The Vance L. Stickell Memorial Internship Program is offered to just 20 of the country’s most outstanding advertising students.
- Civil rights exhibit at Detroit Public Library
“Marching Toward Justice” opening coincided with the groundbreaking for WSU’s Keith Center.
- WSU physician is first in state to perform innovative robotic surgery
Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., uses the da Vinci Surgical System to perform minimally invasive procedures for head and neck cancers.
- WSU spinoff is a funding success story
SenSound is featured in a national report that shows how federal investment in basic research leads to innovation and job creation.
- Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D., named director of the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Runge-Morris is known for her research on PCBs and breast cancer.
- WSU study finds economic conditions place children at risk
Less-educated parents or a lack of involvement from dad may mean later disability.
- 'Create or Die' aims to reshape role of journalism
Wayne State joins MIT and Google in sponsoring Journalism That Matters summit.
- WSU advises MDOT on roundabouts
Online survey collects feedback on intersection traffic flow.
- WSU is first to offer degrees in Electric-Drive Vehicle Engineering
Board of Governors approves fall 2010 launch of B.S., M.S. and certificate programs.
- TechTown company funded for stem cell research
National Institutes of Health awards grant to MitoStem for technology developed at Wayne State University.
- Blackstone funds entrepreneurship program at WSU
$50 million grant seeks to train entrepreneurs in communities hardest hit by the economic crisis.
- Study finds hookah smoking on the rise
WSU investigators say the trend may pose health dangers.
- FastTrac to the Future returns to Wayne State in May
Program for emerging entrepreneurs serves displaced workers and the unemployed.
- Evolutionary path to a large brain may be similar for humans and elephants
WSU researchers published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Researcher receives NIH grant to slow tumor growth
Patrick M. Woster received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify and develop compounds important to tumor suppression.
- Wayne State ranks high for number of women chemistry faculty
WSU scores well in a Chemical & Engineering News survey of women chemistry professors at 50 universities.
- Made In Michigan Writers highlights local authors
WSU Press continues the popular series despite funding cuts.
- Women of Wayne Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni
May 1 luncheon recognizes distinguished women for their contributions to society.
- School of Medicine seeks help from Michigan turkey hunters
Researchers need hunters to donate hearts of wild turkeys.
- $800K supports TechTown expansion
Kresge Foundation grant will help renovate additional office space for tenants.
- WSU physician named a 2009 Michiganian of the Year
Dr. John Flack is honored by The Detroit News for his contributions to the community.
- WSU students are finalists in Microsoft's U.S. Imagine Cup
Student team will showcase its innovation at the competition in Washington, D.C. on April 26.
- Wayne State AP Day draws nearly 1,000 students
On April 27, high school students will come to WSU for discussions about subjects they’ve studied this year.
- WSU survey finds the local economy is improving
Key factors pointing to recovery are increases in new orders, production and inventories.
- WSU hosts public forum on mental health research
The program is one of 35 being held nationwide in the "Healthy Minds Across America" campaign.
- WSU report says Southeast Michigan's economy is growing
Strong auto sales and increased consumer confidence lead apparent resurgence.
- Detroit company markets biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State
This technology, offered through NextCAT, a TechTown company, enables biodiesel producers to use cost-effective raw materials in production.
- Wayne State study finds prostate cancer grows faster in black men
The death rate for black men from prostate cancer is twice that of white men.
- Wayne Law breaks ground on Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
The May 17 ceremony comes on the heels of two generous gifts to the Law School.
- Two Wayne State faculty members honored by the Department of Defense
Wayne State is the only university to receive this prestigious international science and technology award.
- Wayne State, Henry Ford launch new Clinical Research Center
WSU and Henry Ford Health System hold a grand opening for their long-awaited Clinical Research Center.
- TechTown competes for Google high-speed Internet connection
Cast your ballot for WSU's research park in the Google Fiber for Communities vote-off!
- Law professor raises concerns about lead contamination in Detroit gardens
John Mogk calls for free lead testing of urban gardens
- WSU and Macomb Community College launch advisory committee for electric drive vehicle program
The committee aims to prepare a local workforce to advance and maintain electric drive vehicles
- WSU researchers find possible way to freeze cancer in its tracks
Using cryotherapy to fight breast cancer cells shows promise
- FIRST Robotics 2010 competition coming to campus
Forty high school teams bring weeks of preparation to innovative science and technology event
- WSU professors find connection between smiling and longevity
Ernest Abel and Michael Kruger found that the bigger your grin, the longer you may live
- School of Medicine professor named Educator of the Year
Stephen DiCarlo, M.D. is recognized by the American Physiological Society for excellence in classroom teaching and his contribution to physiology education
- Dryer Foundation gives $1M to Kresge's Ligon Research Center of Vision
An endowed professorship will be awarded to a researcher with a significant contribution to artificial vision and restoring vision to the blind
- Spring break with a purpose
WSU students will live, learn and make a difference in Detroit during Alternative Spring Break
- URC Starts Transportation Consortium
The three URC institutions are each holding meetings with their campus researchers to prepare for an inaugural transportation summit to be held in Detroit in October of this year.
- WSU Law School students elected to The Journal of Law in Society 2010-2011 Board
Students elected to the 2010-2011 Board include: Jason Eggert, Heather Amico, Julianna Rivera, Ahmad Chehab, Amy Bartold, Aaron Silvenis, Paul Isso, Rachel Reed, Jessica Domke, Josh Lushnat and Bethany Stawasz. The incoming Board will officially begin its tenure on the first Monday following Commencement in May.
- WSU Develops Nanotech For Early Infection Diagnosis
Rangaramanujam Kannan and team of research use dendrimers to capture ultra-low concentrations of inflammatory markers to detect intra-amniotic infection and inflammation in amniotic fluid.
- WSU student awarded screenwriting fellowship
Antal Zambo will receive $10,000 to write an original screenplay under the mentorship of prominent screenwriter Marshall Brickman.
- WSU allies with Focus:HOPE to triple African-American computer enrollment
The Information Management and Systems Engineering program guides students through the completion of a college degree through tutoring,
supplemental education support and part-time IT positions at Detroit-area companies.
- Two faculty members receive defense science and technology award
Lawrence "Skip" Favro and Xiaoyan Han are being honored for their sonic thermography technology.
- Wayne State researchers pioneer new MRI
Technology gives physicians the ability to 'talk' to brain injury patients.
- NIH funds testing of new drug to combat ALS
Dr. Jeffrey Loeb will examine the growth factors of neuregulin to develop new treatments for nervous system disorders.
- Two WSU professors elected fellows of the Society of Automotive Engineers
John M. Cavanaugh and King Hay Yang are among an elite group of SAE members who have achieved this distinction.
- WSU and the Detroit Medical Center sign contracts for teaching and clinical services.
New agreements transfer many residency programs to the DMC.
- TechTown prepares expansion with 'TechTwo'
The research park's second building will soon be home to a variety of new companies.
- WSU English faculty member recognized for helping other writers
M.L. Liebler has received the 2010 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award for promoting Detroit's literary scene.
- Bioengineering professor featured in National Geographic Channel's "Fight Science"
Cynthia Bir is lead scientist in the series in which experts reveal the secrets of the world's elite fighters.
- Genetic factors in mothers and fetuses increase risk of premature labor and preterm birth
School of Medicine professor finds that genetics plays a significant role in some preterm births.
- Wayne State collects millions in new research grants
The most recent coup is a $2.7 million award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Wayne State researcher receives $1 million to bolster Detroit teacher competency in "S.T.E.M." areas and environmental health
The grant to Mary Dereski, Ph.D. aims to enhance teacher and student viability in the job market by increasing their proficiency in
science, technology, engineering and math.
- Macomb Education Center provides convenient access to a four-year college degree
WSU's latest extension center officially opened on Feb. 3, giving Macomb residents more opportunities to obtain a degree from one of the nation's top urban research universities.
- Miss Michigan, a WSU student, wins talent competition in the Miss America Pageant
Miss Michigan, Nicole Blaszczyk, earned a finalist spot in the contest with a lyrical dance performance.
- Wayne State receives funding to study effect of PCBs on breast cancer and genetic components of heart disease and diabetes
A Wayne State researcher has received federal grants totaling more than $775,000 to investigate the potential role of polychlorinated biphenyls in breast cancer and to delineate the function of a liver enzyme in metabolic diseases.
- Wayne Law student stands out
Dan Ringo has already made a name for himself in the labor law and Detroit-area communities.
- Confucius Institute to sponsor Chinese musical troupe
On June 30 WSU's Confucius Institute will sponsor the 23-member Huazhong University of Science and Technology Musical Troupe in Chinese
songs and dances.
- Wayne Law students launch 313 Project to aid public service, revitalization and charity efforts
Wayne Law students see metro Detroit as a place of great opportunity. That's why student leaders came together to create the 313 Project.
- WDET to interview WSU physician on new skin cancer detection method
On Monday at 11:30 a.m., Bahar Dasgeb, M.D., a resident in the Department of Dermatology, discusses her role in a study of a method for identifying some skin cancers.
- Wayne State University holds architectural gem
Stop by the Minoru Yamasaki-designed McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University in Detroit and its halls are open for a stroll through what's considered a masterpiece from the World Trade Center architect...
- Wayne Law students raise $1,400 for Haiti relief
Seventeen Wayne State University Law School student groups raised more than $1,400 for Haitian relief efforts through a bake sale held Monday in the Law School classroom building.
Funds from the sale will be sent to Doctors Without Borders, according to Reuben Metreger, event organizer and a second-year law school student...
- Hopes are high as Wayne State star running back heads to NFL Combine
Despite the dismal showing from the Detroit Lions over the past decade, football in Detroit hasn't been total wash beyond the high school ranks. In fact, for the last four years, the city has been home to one of the most electrifying backs in college football -- 6'1'', 223-lb. running back Joique Bell, of Wayne State. A Benton Harbor native, Bell cemented his standing as the best running back in WSU history -- and one of the best small-college backs ever -- this past season. He finished with 6,728 career rushing yards (sixth in Division II and eighth in NCAA history), and his 152.91 rushing yards per game ranks 11th in Division II and 25th in NCAA history...
- Wayne State researcher receives grant to improve understanding of neurochemical and functional bases of schizophrenia
A Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty member has received a $60,000 Young Investigator research grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression (NARSAD), "Altered fronto-hippocampal plasticity during learning in schizophrenia: fMRI studies and relevance to the dopamine and glutamate systems," to develop a better understanding of the neurochemical and functional bases of Schizophrenia.
- SOM doctors and residents treating earthquake victims in Haiti
Faculty and residents of the Wayne State University School of Medicine are in Haiti providing medical care to earthquake victims thanks to arrangements made by Detroit Lions offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus.
Those now in Haiti include Bonita Stanton, M.D., the Schotanus Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Michigan; Michael Callaghan, M.D., assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Division; and Melissa Barton, M.D., professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine and director of the Wayne State University Sinai-Grace Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
- Wayne Law Alumnus Utilizes Knowledge Gained from Legal Education, Professional Work Experience in New Post as Mayor of Traverse City
Chris Bzdok, a 1996 Wayne State University Law School graduate, understands how to collaborate with government officials to implement change. As a successful environmental attorney and resident of Traverse City, Mich., he's been doing so for more than a decade. Now in his new role as Traverse City mayor, he hopes to use the knowledge gained from his legal education, professional work experience and his role as a community member to improve the way business is done in the City.
Bzdok, who began serving on the Traverse City Commission in 2007, was elected to a two-year term as mayor of Traverse City in November 2009. Driven by the desire for positive change, he has already outlined an agenda that involves changing the way business is done in the City.
- Researcher secures $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to track ADHD changes
A School of Medicine researcher has secured a significant grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to track the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the brains of children and teens in the hope of developing more effective therapies . . .
- Medical students to discuss planned mission to Haiti
A group of about 20 students from the Wayne State University School of Medicine chapter of the World Health Student Organization
says a planned medical mission to Haiti in February has become even more critical following the massive earthquake that devastated the
impoverished island nation . . .
- LivingDetroit, Wayne State's new wiki-style Web site, gives Detroiters a voice for chronicling and illuminating the city's history in their own words
Developed and maintained by students at Wayne State's Irvin D. Reid Honors College, the collaborative Web site features the personal experiences, knowledge, perspectives and reflections of several generations of Detroiters . . .
- School of Medicine resident develops ultrasound technique that accurately identifies skin cancer
The study indicates that high-frequency ultrasound with elastography measurement of skin can determine cancerous skin growths . . .
- Irvin D. Reid Honors College welcomes former Detroit City Council member Sheila Cockrel to its faculty
Cockrel, who recently retired from City Council after four consecutive terms, begins her assignment next week teaching two Honors classes . . .
- WDET launches "STAR" program to support arts and culture in Detroit
WDET 101.9FM has launched a new arts and culture initiative called the "STAR" program, an acronym for Support The Arts, to provide
support to nonprofit cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan . . .
- Word Warriors promotes the return of expressive but neglected words
Here's the Word Warriors' 2010 list of 15 eminently useful words that should be brought back to enrich our language . . .
- Researchers from Wayne State, University of Michigan, Harvard and UCLA report too few Americans with Major Depressive Disorder receive adequate care
African-Americans and Mexican-Americans, in particular, may be facing greater barriers to mental health care . . .
- Wayne State will cover lost Michigan Promise Scholarship funds for students in current academic year
The university will cover the $1,000 scholarship for students who have filed the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form and have demonstrated need based on federal guidelines . . .
- School Of Medicine to host congressional hearing on football head injuries
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) scheduled the hearing, titled "Legal Issues Relating to Football Head
Injuries, Part II" . . .
- Tiger Stadium scoreboard installed at Wayne State
The Wayne State University baseball program will feature a "new" addition to its field this coming season, as a scoreboard from historic Tiger Stadium was installed on the Green Monster left-field wall at WSU on Wednesday morning . . .
- WDET announces an enhanced program schedule and public service initiatives
Building on a successful year-long community engagement strategy, WDET-FM announced an enhanced programming line-up and two high-impact public service initiatives, Support The Arts (STAR) and WDET-TV, that give Detroiters more opportunities to connect with each other and the world . . .
- TechTown forges new funding partnership aimed at retaining Jewish entrepreneurs
TechTown has announced a partnership with Hebrew Free Loan, a private community organization with a 115-year history of providing interest-free loans to Jewish individuals in need . . .
- Wayne State announces 2010 Community Leadership Awards
This year's recipients include painter and sculptor Tyree Guyton and the social service outreach agency Crossroads of Michigan . . .
- Running back Joique Bell wins Harlon Hill Trophy as top Division II football player in the nation
Joique Bell, a Wayne State University senior from Benton Harbor, Mich., has been named the 2009 Harlon Hill Trophy winner, a coveted award recognizing the top football player in the NCAA Division II. The Harlon Hill Trophy is emblematic of the Division II Heisman Trophy . . .
- Student earns top academic honors three straight years
Emily McLaren, a fourth-year student at the School of Medicine, is well on her way to a career in emergency medicine, launching that endeavor by studying her way to the top of her class academically for three straight years . . .
- Researchers report a possible "proofreading" step in DNA synthesis by observing single molecules of DNA polymerase
This research could lead to an understanding of how accurate DNA replication occurs to prevent mutations known to result in cancer and genetic diseases . . .
- University Research Corridor names Vince Nystrom program director
Vince Nystrom, Ann Arbor SPARK's vice president of business development, has been selected as the first program director for Michigan's University Research Corridor effective Dec. 14 . . .
- Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies to host inaugural Latino Undergraduate Research Conference as part of its new College to Career program
- Southeast Michigan economy stable but slowing slightly, survey of purchasing managers indicates
Latest survey results indicate a drop in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a tabulation known to be an early indicator of developing economic conditions . . .
- Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and Arthur Neef Law Library host traveling art exhibit
- Winter commencement ceremonies return after 5 years
Wayne State University will resume twice-a-year graduation ceremonies beginning this fall with Dec. 12 -13 commencement exercises at the university's Matthaei Athletics Center . . .
- Wayne Law announces new Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
The clinic will provide students with the opportunity to represent individual clients seeking immigration benefits . . .
- Wayne State ranked one of best places to work by The Scientist magazine
WSU’s strengths, according to the survey, included teaching and mentoring, as well as pay . . .
- TechTown's Randal Charlton to discuss collaborative opportunities in research and entrepreneurship between Michigan and Israel
Charlton recently returned from a trip to Israel with a Wayne State University delegation lead by President Jay Noren. During the visit, Charlton met with scientists, entrepreneurs and companies to explore collaborative opportunities in the areas of stem cell therapies, biobanking, and business incubation . . .
- Wayne Law congratulates Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition winners
Second-year students Ruth Lyons and Anna Heinl enjoyed a winning performance in this year's Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition . . .
- Nominations accepted for safety award
In 1997, the University Loss Prevention Committee awarded the first University Safety Award. The University Safety Award is intended to recognize the contributions and/or exceptional efforts of University departments or groups in the areas of minimizing or reducing the causes of personal injury and loss or damage to University property (i.e., safety and loss prevention). Our goal is to recognize and encourage efforts to promote and enhance safety and loss prevention within the University environment . . .
- Researcher investigates potential role of a dietary agent in preventing the progression of pancreatic cancer
The results of this study could aid in designing preventive or therapeutic approaches for saving the lives of pancreatic cancer patients . . .
- Sales of Dr. Loeb's pasta dish at Hiller's Markets will fund ALS research
Through Nov. 30, you can purchase Jeff Loeb’s Bowtie Pasta at the prepared foods counter at all seven Hiller’s Markets. All of the profits from the sales of the dish will be donated to the Hiller ALS Center at the School of Medicine . . .
- Joique Bell named GLIAC's player of the year
Bell finished the season leading the GLIAC and all NCAA divisions in rushing, scoring and all-purpose yards per game . . .
- Wayne State and community partners lead charge to extend broadband wireless in Midtown and low-income areas
Wayne State is providing the technical, strategic and systems support to provide Internet access for residents in two low-income Detroit neighborhoods . . .
- Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference brings student work to life
This year, 120 undergraduates present their research and creative work in group panels or independent posters illustrating their work . . .
- Graduate certificate program in communication and new media to be offered in January
In response to a growing demand for understanding Internet and mobile communication technologies, a 12-credit graduate certificate program in communication and new media will be offered by the Department of Communication beginning January 2010 . . .
- NIH grant funds additional researcher on young African-American asthma sufferers
Young African-American asthma sufferers will be the beneficiaries of a National Institutes of Health grant that funds a new research position and study within the School of Medicine . . .
- Free science and engineering career exploration event for high school and college students Nov. 18
Today's world of highly skilled workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEMs) is faltering, particularly among underrepresented populations . . .
- E2 Challenge winner plans launch of his business in the alternative energy field
Six months ago, WSU mathematics graduate student and Ann Arbor, Mich., resident David Collins had a great business idea, but little knowledge of how to make it a reality . . .
- Wayne State hosts national "eCitizenship" conference Nov. 12-13 to explore the impact of social media on Gen-X engagement
Barack Obama's presidential campaign demonstrated the power of social media as a vehicle for grassroots advocacy, particularly among college students who voted in record numbers. This raises a question central to the future of American democracy: Can social media networks help students to become better citizens? . . .
- Professor Carol Miller discusses sustainability at Wayne State with Kirk Heinze on WJR
Carol Miller is professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering and she chairs the President’s Standing Committee on Environmental Initiatives . . .
- Nov. 12 Citizen Media Lecture to focus on journalism's future and new technologies
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Vargas will discuss how news is collected and disseminated, how the boundaries between citizen and journalist often overlap, and the implications that all of these changes have for the future of journalism . . .
- Professor Michele Ronnick elected president of classical scholars national organization
Planning a meeting for 500 of your colleagues from the U.S. and Canada sounds like a prestigious assignment. Pick the hotel! Plan the menu! Select the conference souvenirs! Choose the speakers! It's a bossy buffet of decisions . . .
- Researcher discovers dynamic nature of gene editing enzyme
The heart of one of nature's gene editing enzymes has at least three different forms, according to a paper just published by a Wayne State researcher. The discovery is essential for understanding how protein production works - and why it sometimes fails . . .
- School of Business Administration helps raise nearly $20,000 for student grants and families in need
The School of Business Administration joined the Share A Smile Foundation Saturday, October 17 to organize the foundation’s second annual Miles of Smiles family walk, held this year on campus . . .
- University Research Corridor to sponsor two briefings with the National Institutes of Health
Officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will brief Michigan's life sciences community - from academic researchers to entrepreneurs and industry scientists - on new opportunities . . .
- Three Law School alums named to Crain's "40 under 40" list
Law School alumni Angela Davison, ’02, Douglas Salzenstein, ’01, and Kevin Smith, ’97, have been named by Crain's Detroit Business as three of the area's top business leaders in the publication's 2009 40 Under 40 feature . . .
- Senior leads grassroots effort for food sustainability in Detroit through "action research"
For anyone who has ever attended a Wayne State farmers market or spent time in an on-campus garden, chances are they've met Will Ahee. The Wayne State urban studies senior and resident of Detroit has spent much of his undergraduate career as a leader, organizer and researcher of local food efforts . . .
- New study discovers biomarker to identify pregnant women developing preeclampsia
The study's findings will help clinicians around the world identify and monitor patients who are at risk for developing this life-threatening condition . . .
- Wayne State to launch child-focused obesity center funded by $5.7 million NIH grant
The project, "Interventionist Procedures for Adherence to Weight Loss Recommendations in Black Adolescents," will bring together a multidisciplinary team of researchers in adolescent health behavior change, motivation and learning and provider-family interactions within urban populations . . .
- WSU partners with Duke, University of Washington and Group Health Research Institute to develop Web site for researchers
The team created the site, www.researchtoolkit.org, to enhance the efficiency of research, including developing research networks, launching and managing projects, and sharing study results or other products such as data sets, tools and training resources . . .
- Fall commencement is back!
To better serve Wayne State's students, President Noren has reinstated fall semester commencement ceremonies beginning in December. The 2009 ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Matthaei Athletic Complex . . .
- School of Business Administration and Ford Global Technologies to partner in entrepreneur fellowship program
This opportunity offers a highly entrepreneurial experience for one Wayne State MBA student or alumnus and is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan . . .
- Professor Nancy Artinian named Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Artinian was selected for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession . . .
- SOM researcher conducts study and finds adult stem cell grafts increased mobility in paralyzed patients
In the study, 20 patients with severe chronic spinal cord injuries received a treatment combination of partial scar removal, transplantation of nasal tissue containing stem cells to the site of the spinal cord injury and rehabilitation. All of the patients had total paralysis below the level of their spinal cord injury before the treatment . . .
- College of Engineering names Simon Ng interim associate dean for research
A member of the faculty since 1986, Ng's research focus has been heterogeneous catalysis, sensors and thin films, biomaterials and nanotechnology . . .
- Granholm Announces Detroit Will Host 2010 World Stem Cell Summit
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that Detroit will host the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit organized by the Genetics Policy Institute.
The conference will take place October 4-6, 2010, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. It will be co-hosted by Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
- Researcher receives funding to seek new ways to halt sight-threatening disease
Renu A. Kowluru, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology, anatomy/cell biology and endocrinology at the School of Medicine and the Kresge Eye Institute, has secured additional federal funding for her work in combating diabetic retinopathy . . .
- WSU leads $6.25 million research program on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a common inherited neurological disorder
Dr. Michael Shy, M.D., professor of neurology in the School of Medicine, is leading the study which aims to provide insights into disease mechanisms, develop therapies and educate future research on inherited neuropathies such as CMT . . .
- School of Medicine secures additional grant for Michigan's only Women's Reproductive Health Career Development Center
"This grant means that Wayne State will continue to be the pacesetter in creating women's reproductive health scholars for new and effective treatments of the future," said Theodore B. Jones, director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine . . .
- Researcher receives grant to bring images of distant universe to the Internet in real time
It will provide the widest, fastest and deepest images of space ever captured and provide clues to the fate of the universe - and thanks to a Wayne State researcher, its images will be available to the public . . .
- Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute sign affiliation agreement to accelerate breakthroughs in cancer research, education and clinical care
This agreement reaffirms the critical importance of the research collaboration between Wayne State and Karmanos, and cites the goal of significantly expanding the number of cancer research faculty and programs at both institutions . . .
- School of Medicine explores therapies to reduce anxiety in children undergoing MRIs
The study compares the effectiveness of three therapies in reducing stress and anxiety in patients ages 1 through 12 who are undergoing sedation for imaging studies . . .
- Ambika Mathur, Ph.D., named associate dean of the Graduate School
"Dr. Mathur brings to the position a wealth of experience working with joint and interdisciplinary graduate programs as well as postdoctoral trainees,” said Mark Wardell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School . . .
- URC's impact on Michigan's economy climbs to $14.5 billion
Michigan's University Research Corridor has grown in all competitive categories over the past two years, rising among the nation's top research and development clusters for producing patents, businesses and graduates with high-tech degrees . . .
- Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University discuss partnership in education, research and clinical services
Henry Ford and Wayne State have signed a letter of intent to conduct discussions that would bring Wayne State's School of Medicine into a closer, more comprehensive relationship with Henry Ford . . .
- Wayne State to lead first combined imaging and genetics study in childhood OCD
The project, “Brain Chemistry and Genetics in Pediatric OCD,” led by WSU with partners at the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto/The Hospital for Sick Children, focuses on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a severe and chronically disabling disease . . .
- Wayne State University Foundation names Eugene Driker as new chair
With a history spanning five decades at Wayne State as a student, two-time graduate, donor, advocate and member of the Board of Governors, Driker has been an engaged member of the Foundation's board since its beginning . . .
- Wayne State shows largest enrollment increase since 2004
Paced by a 5 percent increase in new, first-time and transfer undergraduate students and a 6.6 percent increase in new graduate students for fall 2009, enrollment at WSU is up 2.5 percent from a year ago . . .
- Komen grant expands breast cancer program for uninsured
A program that provides free breast cancer screening and treatment for uninsured women and is overseen by a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor has received $784,731 from the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure . . .
- Wayne State University launching nation's first online training curriculum for civilian response in an "active shooter" emergency
The one-hour "Be Prepared: Surviving an Active Shooter Incident" training program is offered to WSU students and employees through Blackboard, the university's Web-based learning management system . . .
- Law School has the most alumni highlighted in Super Lawyers magazine
Wayne Law had the most lawyers on the magazine’s roster of outstanding attorneys with 347 graduates or 24 percent of all the names . . .
- October workshops will give metro Detroiters a fresh outlook on "landing a job in a crummy economy"
Wayne State alumna, career-planning expert and author Therese Marie Boldt to provide hands-on training for job-seekers at WSU’s main and satellite campuses . . .
- Groundbreaking for A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building and Lecture Hall is part of $42 million research facility expansion and renovation
WSU professor turned bio-tech entrepreneur donated $10 million grant to erect chemistry headquarters with energy-efficient "green" roof on Cass Avenue . . .
- WSU researchers receive $1.32 million to develop technology for clean, renewable fuel alternative
Understanding the process by which solar energy can be used to create an alternative to fossil fuel is the focus of $1.32 million Department of Energy grant recently awarded to three faculty members in the Wayne State University Department of Chemistry . . .
- Drive Safely to Wayne State Campaign, Sept. 28-29
Approximately 1,000 traffic crash-related fatalities occurred annually on Michigan streets, roads and highways over the past five years. Nearly one-third were alcohol-related. Most unfortunate, however, is the fact that the victims of alcohol-involved crashes are frequently innocent citizens . . .
- The Department of Music presents "Hamburger Helpers: A recital pastiche of northern German Baroque music for oboe and organ"
Professor Norah Duncan IV, organ, and Professor Eldonna May, oboe, present two unique concerts featuring "Hamburger Suite" (Johann Christian Schickhardt 1680-1763), "Partita I in C" (Johann Wilhelm Hertel 1727-89), "Choralvorspiele" (Dietrich Buxtehude 1637-1707), along with works of Handel, Bach, Lubeck and Telemann . . .
- Former Pittsburgh Mayor Thomas Murphy to keynote E2 Detroit Conference
Detroit faces many of the same wrenching issues that Pittsburgh faced in the early 1980s - severe changes in major industry, a sad state of city finances, tarnished and neglected city neighborhoods and high unemployment rates . . .
- New graduate certificate program in sustainable engineering offered
Sustainable engineering is a way of engineering that meets the needs of the present, preserves the environment, and considers the possible needs of future generations . . .
- Nursing faculty member Feleta Wilson named Fulbright Scholar to Jamaica
Wilson will be assigned to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica during the Fall 2009 semester . . .
- WSU faculty receives stimulus funds to continue studying congenital abnormality in children
Tej Mattoo, MD, professor and chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Michigan, recently received $267,999 in stimulus funds from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children" . . .
- Letter carrier exhibit to open at the Walter P. Reuther Library
An exhibit celebrating the 120-year history of the National Association of Letter Carriers, "Still Delivering: A History of the Letter Carriers," will open to the public at the Walter P. Reuther Library on Tuesday, Sept. 22 . . .
- Wayne State and the Karmanos Cancer Institute receive additional funding to improve access to cancer care with the Community Network Program
This program aims to reduce disparities of breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer that adversely affect older, underserved, African American adults in metropolitan Detroit . . .
- Wayne Law Symposium to examine the Detroit City Council election process
The symposium will feature knowledgeable speakers who will give audience members a historical perspective and share informed points of view as they discuss the impact of council by districts on the Detroit landscape . . .
- Ron Jones named program director at WDET
Jones, who previously was vice president of programming with Chicago Public Radio, will oversee WDET's broadcast and editorial operations . . .
- The Moth StorySLAM, NYC's hottest literary ticket, hits Detroit
Having spurred a revival in oral storytelling in New York City, The Moth is bringing the world's oldest art form to Detroit for monthly, open-mic StorySLAMS, the first Thursday evening of each month, premiering October 1 . . .
- Needs of area businesses and organizations are focus of School of Business Assistance Centers
Each assistance center will provide expertise, insight and manpower to emerging and existing businesses facing growth and diversification challenges, nonprofit organizations facing staffing and funding shortages, and other area enterprises . . .
- School of Medicine researcher studies stress prevention with Detroit Police Department
Researcher Bengt Arnetz called this research the first "scientific evaluation of a primary prevention program for trauma-related mental health and behavioral effects in high-risk professionals" in the United States . . .
- Dance professor Doug Risner publishes new book, Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance
- College of Nursing receives funding for distance-learning graduate training program
Local nurses who sign up for the Wayne State University College of Nursing distance-learning program will receive scholarships in exchange for a commitment to remain in and serve their southwest Michigan communities . . .
- Reading program at the College of Education provides free tutoring for elementary school students
- Review of breast and cervical cancer screening program highlights need to address economic challenges of uncompensated care
The absence of health insurance is a major impediment to receiving preventative health care as well as other health care needs extending beyond prevention . . .
- Institute of Gerontology director edits once-a-decade journal on Alzheimer's
This special issue of the Journal of the American Society on Aging compiles the research of dozens of dementia experts in areas such as public health, caregiving, policy, early diagnosis, and end of life decisions . . .
- School of Medicine doctor voted favorite family-friendly pediatrician
Detroit area parents have voted, and their favorite family-friendly pediatrician is Eric Ayers, M.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine/pediatrics and associate program director of internal medicine/pediatrics with the Wayne State University School of
Medicine . . .
- Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies launches College-to-Career Program
The College-to-Career Program will launch on August 28, 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at Wayne State University . . .
- Father-daughter duo attends the School of Medicine simultaneously
The School of Medicine has two students with a very special relationship. Ted Hunter (Class of 2010) and his daughter, Kara (Class of 2013) are using their time at Wayne State not only to grow as future doctors, but as family members as well . . .
- Register now for fifth annual E2 Detroit conference
Built upon the foundation of entrepreneurship and excellence, E2 Detroit provides attendees with the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs . . .
- College of Nursing receives more than $2 million to spur increase in state's educators
This award will prepare faculty for Michigan nursing schools, helping to alleviate a bottleneck to preparing the necessary number of nurses to meet the state's need . . .
- Mumtaz Usmen named interim dean of the College of Engineering
Usmen, who succeeds Ralph Kummler, has achieved an international reputation for scholarship, teaching and research . . .
- Anthropology professor releases new book discussing how technology and culture are related
In Technology and Culture, (ital.) Allen Batteau, Ph.D. reveals that culture does create technology . . .
- Wayne State partners with state to train first wave of Michigan's electric and hybrid vehicle workforce
Graduate-level courses in advanced battery systems for HEVs will be offered at the WSU College of Engineering this fall and spring of 2010 . . .
- Hispanic Heritage Month events planned
Wayne State and the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies are commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, with a series of events ranging from films and lectures, to a festival and a gala fundraising dinner . . .
- Researchers awarded $18 million in federal stimulus grants
"These federal stimulus awards will allow our faculty to expand their research in many ways," said Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State . . .
- Researcher offers meditation sessions in Scott Hall
The non-denominational sessions will be open to faculty, staff and students free of charge . . .
- Wayne State project works to improve special education for minority students in southwest Detroit
Minority children with disabilities may have a more successful education ahead of them, thanks to a Wayne State project promoting family support to improve in special education outcomes . . .
- $5 million grant will help fund electric vehicle engineering program
A critical component of the plan is to create a pipeline of next-generation technicians and engineers who are needed by an industry transforming to electric-drive vehicles . . .
- Engineering professor puts ethics to work
The reason for engineering ethics is obvious: People, says Mumtaz Usmen, associate dean of research at the College of Engineering . . .
- Surgery Professor Vijay Mittal receives medical education award
The award, in the form of a Pewabic tile, is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the SEMCME consortium and its medical education endeavors . . .
- Oral history interviews focusing on relationship between women's movement and organized labor donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 925 Legacy Project donated 47 transcribed oral history interviews and corresponding audiotapes to Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library . . .
- Alumnus David Egan named Fulbright Scholar to Indonesia
He will teach English to local students while immersing himself in the Indonesian culture to "gain as much knowledge about their way of life as possible, while giving them a glimpse into American culture as well" . . .
- Dr. Valerie Parisi named interim dean of the School of Medicine
Dr. Parisi, the School of Medicine's first female dean, has been vice dean of Hospital Relations & Clinical Affairs since July 2007 . . .
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds WSU research on traumatic brain injury caused by motor vehicle crashes
Understanding the amount of stress and strain the brain can endure in a car crash before traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs is the focus of this research . . .
- First-year M.D./Ph.D. student wins AHA fellowship
Nicholas Mischel, a first-year M.D./Ph.D. student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Heart Association for his outstanding work in the field of cardiology . . .
- WSU developing efficient, cost-effective method for outsourcing large-scale data crunching and computer storage
As today's businesses struggle to meet their needs for large-scale information processing and storage, one Wayne State researcher is working to make outsourcing these services a more efficient, cost-effective option . . .
- New orthopedics residency program will help aging Michiganders
The Wayne State University School of Medicine plans to start a new residency program for orthopedics Aug. 1 in conjunction with Oakwood Healthcare System in Dearborn . . .
- Athletic Hall Of Fame accepting nominations for Class of 2010
Persons wishing to nominate someone must include a list of athletic achievements, letters won at WSU, current address of nominee (or relative if nominee is deceased) . . .
- Collaborative research seeks to create bacterial fingerprint system
Two Wayne State University researchers are combining the worlds of medicine and physics to speed bedside treatment of bacterial infections and reduce the world’s overuse of broad spectrum antibiotics that could be fueling drug-resistant bacteria . . .
- Professor Carol Miller receives grant to develop software to reduce energy waste during water utilities delivery
The software, which will allow water utility controllers to make "on-the-fly" decisions on the optimal way to take drinking water from its source, will be piloted at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department . . .
- Wayne State University named one of country's 'Great Colleges to Work For'
In the category of large, four-year institutions with more than 10,000 students, Wayne State was honored for its health insurance policies, disability insurance, retirement plan and vacation and paid-time-off polices . . .
- Aviation career summer camp at Wayne State will soar into 17th year
For a firsthand look at aviation in its many facets, few youths could have a better opportunity than that provided by the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy . . .
- Professor co-authors book on preventing teen dating violence and sexual assault
Arlene N. Weisz, associate professor in the School of Social Work, co-authored Programs to Reduce Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives on What Works, examining programs nationwide geared toward reducing teen dating violence and sexual assault . . .
- Dr. Gabriel Sosne testing eye drops that may protect against chemical attack
Over the next year, Dr. Sosne will work with military researchers to test how well the drops prevent eye damage before exposure to chemical agents, as well as determine their ability to reduce damage to the eye from such chemicals . . .
- Longtime staffer Lothar Spang passes away
Mr. Spang, a librarian at Wayne State since 1970, died in Southfield July 3. He was 66 . . .
- Six student teams pursue entrepreneurial dreams
With the launch of a new student program, E2Challenge, WSU is supporting six student teams, with the help of funding from the Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, in their efforts to explore the potential of their own start-up company and prepare their ideas for outside investment over the course of the summer . . .
- School of Medicine earns full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
LCME accreditation is required for medical schools to receive federal grants for education and to participate in federal loan programs . . .
- Wayne State preserves academic excellence, educational access despite tuition increase
Board of Governors passes 5.4 percent increase with federal stimulus buydown to 4.8 percent, and issues resolution to continue focus on financial accessibility . . .
- Medical students serve the community
A group of Wayne State University School of Medicine students are striving to meet some of the many medical needs of homeless people
in the Detroit area. By partnering with Cass Community Social Services, the students provided valuable medical supplies for several
homeless shelters . . .
- Research study finds risk of chronic pain in persons with depression is greatest in middle-age women
The study showed that participants with the prevalence of chronic pain with a duration of six months or more due to any cause was 22 percent, and that 35 percent of those with chronic pain also had depression . . .
- Business and Technology Camp prepares high school students for future success
At a time when many high school students are kicking back for summer break, 29 students from high schools in Detroit and Inkster are getting a leg up at a nine-week camp designed to prepare them for life after high school . . .
- Marketing student crowned Miss Michigan
Nicole Blaszczyk won the title of Miss Michigan for 2009 at the competition held Saturday, June 20, at the Frauenthal Theater in
Muskegon . . .
- Study finds that lower health literacy worsens glaucoma
- Warriors record best finish in university history by placing 11th nationally in the NACDA Directors Cup
This places WSU in the top four percent of all NCAA Division II institutions . . .
- Wayne State police officer receives award for aiding drowning victims
Officer Patrick Saunders was recognized by the Detroit City Council for his efforts in rescuing two victims who were in danger of drowning on May 24, 2009 . . .
- Wayne Law welcomes new professors, enhances program and clinic offerings for students
Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce the addition of five men and women who will join the faculty at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year . . .
- ABC's 20/20 interviews Dr. Rosenberg on recent findings for special on OCD
Groundbreaking research conducted by a team of Wayne State University School of Medicine scientists will be broadcast on a national television news program in July . . .
- Michigan Technology & Research Institute of Ann Arbor to partner with Wayne State University on potential new treatment of depression
The MITRI-WSU collaboration is expected to serve as a model for expediting and maturing early university technologies into commercially attractive ventures at a faster and strategic pace of development . . .
- Entrepreneurship initiative launched at TechTown can be model for economic recovery
On June 24, TechTown will host more than 500 prospective entrepreneurs for a free, day-long seminar called "FastTrac to the Future: The First Day of Your Entrepreneurial Adventure" . . .
- WSU police officers make history as first members of new motorcycle division
Officers Eleshia Kelly and Shannon Thomas are the first members of the WSU Police Department’s new motorcycle division. The pair were part of a total of four officers who passed the Detroit Police Department’s rigorous three week course . . .
- Engineering students excel at Formula SAE Michigan competition
A team of Wayne State students received its best score in five years at the Formula SAE competition May 13-17 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn . . .
- School of Medicine dean steps down
Dr. Robert M. Mentzer, Jr., M.D., has announced his resignation as dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine effective July 31, 2009 . . .
- Researcher defines new treatment intervention recommendations for mini-strokes
This treatment may lead to reduced rates of strokes and further brain damage . . .
- WDET presents a community programming initiative on Detroit's mortgage crisis
WDET will reach deep into metro Detroit neighborhoods and bring the voices of Detroit to the air through an innovative community programming initiative: "Facing the Mortgage Crisis: Home Is More Than Our House" . . .
- State-of-the-science training center for physicians and researchers opens June 5
The School of Medicine is celebrating the opening of the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons, the new education hub for Michigan physicians and the new face of the nation's largest single-campus medical college . . .
- Researcher developing strategy for integrating alternative energy sources with existing power grids
The new power system will be more energy efficient and cause less blackouts . . .
- Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics receives $600,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation
This grant will support the successful mathematics pipeline program, Math Corps, as the center works toward completing an endowment campaign . . .
- Web site helps students cross the 'Phinish' line
PhinisheD was created by Web developer Amy Bellinger in 1997 as a favor to a friend struggling to write a dissertation . . .
- Nearly 56 percent of student-athletes above a 3.00 GPA last term
"This underscores what has been an impressive year for the student-athletes and coaches at WSU," says Athletics Director Rob Fournier . . .
- Alice in Wonderland comes to Detroit
A fantastical adventure awaits you this summer at the Hilberry Theatre! Join Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole . . .
- Kids Summer Camp and Youth Fitness Programs at the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
The RFC is offering summer and fitness camps for youth ages 4 to 15 . . .
- Michigan national leader in life sciences despite recession
As Michigan lost a quarter of its manufacturing jobs, University Research Corridor partners helped the state become a national life sciences leader, boosting the number of jobs 10.7 percent as average wages jumped 29 percent, according to a new analysis released Thursday . . .
- Athletics renovating sports medicine facilities
The renovation, which will be completed early this summer, will include a new hydrotherapy area with three new whirlpools and an expanded athletic training room area . . .
- Jeff Mason hired as first executive director of University Research Corridor
Mason leads the Michigan Education Development Corporation’s business development efforts focusing on national and international business attraction, as well as Michigan business expansion and job retention . . .
- Lloyd Young appointed dean of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Young brings extensive experience in clinical research and training, development of interdisciplinary and online programs, and the professional development and placement of students . . .
- Warriors set school record with 36 All-Americans
With the announcement last week that softball pitcher Casey Hanes and golfer Steve Cuzzort were named All-Americans, the total number for the 2008-09 campaign reached a new all-time high of 36 for one academic year at Wayne State University . . .
- Farmers Market opens in June!
Members of the university, Midtown and broader Detroit community are invited to visit the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, transplants, and other farm and food products . . .
- Financial aid support extended to combat economic challenges faced by students, out-of-work alumni
Tuition reduced by 50 percent for up to two classes per semester for alumni or spouses of alumni who have lost a full-time job within six months of enrolling . . .
- 'Buzz it for Boards' raises nearly $1,000 for cancer research
Almost 30 male students at the Wayne State University School of Medicine will be getting suntans on parts of their bodies they least expected this summer . . .
- "Midsummer Nights in Midtown" turn cultural district into a SoHo-style entertainment destination
Free concerts, poetry-readings and puppet shows among the offerings of this exciting new summer program . . .
- Wayne Law to offer Environmental Law Clinic in the fall
The clinic will teach students the skills and strategies needed to affect environmental policy in state and federal government . . .
- Outstanding individuals honored at Campus Life Leadership Awards
Twenty-one outstanding students, advisers and organizations were honored for positively impacting student life at WSU . . .
- Wayne Law student reappointed to national American Bar Association committee
Third-year student Solomon Radner was reappointed student liaison to the ABA's White Collar Crimes Committee . . .
- Wayne State hosts MovingMedia Student Film Festival May 22 - 24
The festival showcases the work of Wayne State students and will feature a 48-hour Shoot-n-Show Challenge in which teams have 48 hours to create a short film . . .
- Education professor to receive research award from Women in Engineering ProActive Network
Karen L. Tonso, awardee and associate professor of education foundations in the College of Education and resident of Detroit, began her research about gender in engineering in the 1990s . . .
- Dr. Stanton appointed to NIH's Fogarty International Center Board
The advisory board, made up of scientists, physicians and representatives of the global health community, addresses global health challenges via innovative and collaborative research . . .
- SOM class of 2011 goes bald for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
It's fairly common knowledge that medical students are under a lot of pressure, especially during exams. Looking for a way to ease that strain, create some camaraderie and benefit medical research, the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Class of 2011 has come up with "Buzz it for Boards" . . .
- What’s best about WSU?
Wayne State magazine, the publication of the Alumni Association, wants to know your favorite places around campus. Make your picks now!
- Wayne Law announces recipients of Public Interest Law Fellowships
Rita Subhedar, a second-year Wayne State University Law School student, is headed to Washington, D.C. this summer thanks to Wayne Law's newly established Public Interest Law Fellowships. And she's not the only one with her summer plans now in place . . .
- Anthropology receives Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation
The awards recognize outstanding achievements that demonstrate a commitment to the preservation of Michigan's neighborhoods, downtowns and countryside, the state's unique character, and the many cultural resources that document Michigan's past . . .
- Wayne State teams rank high at the 2009 Hydrogen Student Design Contest
This year's contest called upon teams of university students from around the world to design a green student center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York - Farmingdale Campus, using a theoretical budget of $28 million dollars . . .
- Warrior softball to make fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance
This marks the first time Wayne State has qualified four consecutive seasons . . .
- SOM student recognized with Silent Hero Award
Erebe Azumah, a student in the School of Medicine, recently was recognized for her activities in the school community and outside orgainzations with a Silent Hero Award from The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Jewish News and the Latino Press . . .
- Three siblings under 21 receiving business degrees
Spring is the time of year when many families are bursting with pride about their children’s academic accomplishments. But few have as much to crow about as the Mathew family . . .
- Research team discovers chemical that plays a major role in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder
This work showing glutamate abnormalities in OCD has significant treatment implications . . .
- Nine faculty benefit from $293,200 Research Enhancement Program in the Arts
The program is designed to strengthen the university's position as a nationally recognized research institution in the arts . . .
- Researchers study new drug combinations to treat childhood leukemia
This combination of FDA-approved drugs works together to help children with acute myeloid leukemia and could potentially provide a brighter future for children who suffer from a more deadly form of acute leukemia . . .
- "Sport Science" wins at the Sports Emmys
WSU Associate Professor Cynthia Bir and the rest of the Sport Science team won two awards at the 30th Annual Sports Emmys, April 27 in New York City . . .
- Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts Cranbrook Peace Lecture and awards program May 14
The peace lecture will be delivered by renowned economics professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University . . .
- Danto Engineering Development Center jump-starts Michigan's "new economy"
The $28 million, 82,500-square-foot facility for traditional university research also will provide engineering services to help companies accelerate their own R&D activities . . .
- College of Engineering installs first-of-its-kind, small wind energy turbine
Wayne State University has erected a Franklin Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), the first small wind energy turbine of its kind in North America, atop the university's Engineering Technology Building . . .
- Wayne State University to award five honorary degrees at May commencement ceremonies
The honorees are U.S. Congressman John Dingell; Ron Gettelfinger, UAW president; The Honorable Marilyn Kelly, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court; S. Epatha Merkerson, actress; Stanford R. Ovshinsky, scientist and entrepreneur . . .
- Board of Governors approves new campus health clinic plan
The clinic will provide residential and non-residential students with primary healthcare that was formerly offered only to residential students . . .
- Researcher works to improve refining process for cleaner burning gas
- Governor Emerita Jacquelin Washington and 18 students inducted into David Mackenzie Honor Society
Members are chosen for their exceptional contributions to the welfare and development of the university and the community . . .
- School of Medicine students to establish new free clinic
Sixty School of Medicine students are involved in opening and volunteering to staff the clinic, tentatively expected to open in August . . .
- Law student receives Association of Corporate Counsel scholarship
Third-year Law School student Brian Aquart received the $3,000 scholarship . . .
- Law School receives $155,000 from Bodman LLP at 12th annual Treasure of Detroit
Bodman's gift will support a number of needs at the Law School, including direct support for faculty and students, as well as a portion given to Dean Robert M. Ackerman to use at his discretion . . .
- Ernie Harwell to make a vocal appearance at the Hilberry
In the Hilberry's production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Harwell will be announcing the opener of the 1967 World Series baseball game . . .
- Researcher develops pervasive sensor network for next-generation Internet
The network sensors, which can be placed virtually anywhere, can detect light levels, temperature, biochemical agents, traffic conditions and many other facts, enabling a wide range of potential applications. The aim is to connect the sensors with each other and directly to the Internet, so that the information is instantly accessible from anywhere, anytime . . .
- Jay Noren launches landmark scholarship campaign
The fundraising campaign is designed to boost the number and dollar amount of need- and merit-based scholarships available to help students and their families overcome financial obstacles to higher education in today's challenging economic environment . . .
- New 7T MRI imager speeds research, provides greater diagnostic testing
The 7T ClinScan MRI was installed March 31 in the Elliman Clinical Research Building on the School of Medicine campus. Bruce
Berkowitz, Ph.D., professor and director of the Small Animal MRI Facility, estimated it would be about three months before research can
be conducted on the new machine regularly . . .
- Study shows that pain meds are most common cause of death after spinal fusion surgery
The risk of analgesic-related death is highest among patients with degenerative disc disease according to the new research, led by
Dr. Sham Maghout Juratli, assistant professor of family medicine in the School of Medicine . . .
- Health Enhancement Products announces grant to Wayne State to analyze effects of PAZ organic compounds on cholesterol and inflammation
The Department of Nutrition and Food Science at will use this grant to conduct a study to confirm the therapeutic effects of its ProAlgZyme (PAZ) bioactive compound in reducing LDL cholesterol and C-reactive protein, a protein found in the blood in response to inflammation . . .
- Undergraduate Library to host national exhibition on Abraham Lincoln
Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, he is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. Lincoln's life, accomplishments, and legacy are the subject of a new traveling panel exhibition on display at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library April 8 through May 1 . . .
- College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents Screen Actors Guild master classes for prospective actors
Classes cost $10 a person and participants must pre-register. Tomorrow’s session covers marketing yourself, headshots and resumes . . .
- Wayne State University scientists ID new biomarker for prostate cancer
The study found that cleaved galectin-3, an inheritable gene, is present in late-stage prostate cancer, and that by reducing levels of galectin-3, development of metastatic prostate cancer is inhibited. This finding suggests that galectin-3 may serve as both a diagnostic marker and therapeutic target for future prostate cancer treatments . . .
- Future Docs provides kids an introductory glimpse of medicine
From the latest in medical robots to listening to the fetal heart tones of a pregnant mother, nearly 400 children delved into the world of medical science March 21 during Wayne State University School of Medicine’s annual Future Docs . . .
- Pulitzer Prize winner to be honored at Helen Thomas Awards event
The Department of Communication will honor Gene Roberts, professor at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, with the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award. Along with Roberts, who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history as co-author of The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, Jerome Vaughn, news director of WDET-FM radio and Debra Lawson, FOX 2 manager of staff and educational services will be honored for their work "In the Spirit of Diversity" . . .
- Physics professor celebrated by American Physical Society
Sergei Voloshin was recognized for his "numerous seminal contributions to the methods and interpretation of collective flow in relativistic nuclear collisions" . . .
- Researcher receives National Science Foundation grant to develop a high tech, more efficient security system
This new system will perform computer-automated, real-time threat detection at a lower cost and with greater coverage than today's security systems. Once the system is completed, it will be deployed in the College of Engineering for testing . . .
- TechTown announces treatment that tackles graying hair
EXT Life Sciences developed this targeted antioxidant treatment that stops hair from graying as it ages . . .
- School of Business gets $90,000 for fellowship providing hands-on experience to aspiring entrepreneur
The fellowship recipient will work closely with an entrepreneur for one year, assessing new business ventures and taking part in the management of an entrepreneur-established firm . . .
- March Madness (engineering-style) returns to Wayne State
FIRST Robotics competition hits Matthaei Athletic Complex March 20 and 21; three full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available . . .
- College of Nursing receives nearly $2 million from the Michigan Nursing Corps initiative to spur increase in state's educators
The initiative addresses the key obstacle to educating greater numbers of nurses -- a shortage of faculty -- by preparing additional nurse educators to train new nurses by the year 2010 . . .
- Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin to receive Apple Awards
In 2001, the Nederlander family formed a partnership with the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts to establish the Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Award for Excellence in Theatre, an annual award and visiting artist fund . . .
- The second season of Sport Science, with WSU Professor Cynthia Bir, debuts Sunday, March 22
The popular series brings together professional sports stars and scientists who explain athletic feats of the highest level. Wayne State University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Cynthia Bir is the lead scientist in the series . . .
- Detroit Orientation Institute offers Spring '09 session: Special discount offered for Tour Detroit
The DOI presents a historical perspective and candid look at our area, providing participants an opportunity to see and learn about parts of Detroit that are "off the beaten path" . . .
- Gift from business owner and art collector James Pearson Duffy will support teaching and research in contemporary art
The $4.5 million future estate gift will create an endowed fund in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts' Department of Art and Art History that will attract professionals of national or international renown to share their expertise and engage university students in the field of contemporary art . . .
- Financial aid stimulus gives needed boost to up to 8,000 undergrads
One-time investment doubles need-based financial aid for all freshmen and high-achieving scholars; offers four years of debt-free tuition for more than 4,000 students . . .
- Farai Chideya to guest host on “The Takeaway,” airing mornings on WDET-FM
For the next three weeks Chideya will guest host "The Takeaway" with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji. The show airs weekdays from 8 - 10 a.m. on WDET-FM . . .
- Law School honors legal community's finest at the 12th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala
Those who will be honored at this year's gala include George J. Bedrosian, '59, Carl Ziemba '48 (honored posthumously), and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71 . . .
- Aspiring Filmmakers Boot Camp
Award-winning producer Larry Meistrich of NEHST Studios and Michigan Production Alliance will lead the training, while offering critical insights about the future of filmmaking in Michigan and opportunities for students to join the state's emerging "crew" and "talent" infrastructure . . .
- Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship awards grants to researchers
These grants target a host of exciting potential new products and processes that could lead to more jobs in Michigan, including a new treatment for blindness caused by certain retinal degenerative disorders; simplified biodiesel production; a Wireless Smart Sensor that could assist disabled workers and development of new classes on silicone-based materials . . .
- Students make a difference in Detroit during Alternative Spring Break
During a week when many college students go to warmer climates, 50 Wayne State University students will spend spring break volunteering in Detroit . . .
- Groundbreaking traveling exhibition about Alexander Hamilton at UGL
His face is on the $10 bill, but most Americans know more about his death in a duel than his remarkable life as one of the most brilliant and influential figures in U.S. history. Alexander Hamilton is the focus of a new exhibition at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library through April 1 . . .
- E2 Challenge - Design and work on your own start-up company this summer
The Wayne State University Technology Commercialization office is offering a unique opportunity for a competitively selected team of WSU students to work on a start-up company of their own design over the summer of 2009.
- Young adults showing signs of suffering a stroke are being misdiagnosed in emergency rooms
A new study from School of Medicine researchers indicates that the misdiagnosis prevents them from receiving early treatment that can prevent serious stroke damage . . .
- Wayne County partners with TechTown to launch global stem cell "innovation and commercialization lab"
The 2,500-square-foot "open lab" will serve as an international hub for collaborative research and biotech start-ups . . .
- Special state tribute honors expert in aging and dementia
Professor Peter Lichtenberg, director of WSU's Institute of Gerontology, received a special tribute and citation from Gov. Jennifer Granholm for his 10 years of exceptional service to the Michigan Dementia Coalition and to the health and well-being of others, especially older adults . . .
- Men's Swimming and Diving team wins 2009 GLIAC Championship
Overcoming a 17.5-point deficit after three days of competition, the Warriors claimed their fifth conference title in the last seven years . . .
- Updated Wayne State University license plate now available
The plate features the new WSU graphic W that is easy to recognize at a distance and immediately identifies you as a Wayne State supporter . . .
- "Motown in Revue" lecture and musical event
This free event features nationally renowned bassist Marion Hayden and Detroit-based DJ Nick Speed, who has created tracks for rappers 2pac, Snoop Dogg, 50 cent, Danny Brown and Lloyd Banks, among others . . .
- Board of Governors elects 2009 officers
The Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously elected Richard Bernstein and Tina Abbott to one-year terms as the board's chair and vice chair, respectively . . .
- Ninth annual Louise Heck-Rabi Scholarship playwriting finalists
At 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7, plays by the winners of the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition will be performed at Wayne State University's Studio Theatre. The performances are free . . .
- Researchers receive nearly $900,000 from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to investigate strategies for stopping diabetic retinopathy in its early stages
Preventing the progression of the most common and serious eye-related complication of diabetes is the aim of three separate studies . . .
- Honors College Dean Jerry Herron will receive Michigan Campus Compact Service-Learning Award
Michigan Campus Compact, a nonprofit organization focused on college student civic engagement, will award Jerry Herron a Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award at its annual institute in February . . .
- Women's basketball raises funds and awareness for breast cancer
The WBCA's "Pink Zone" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond . . .
- Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center settle dispute over compensation for physician services
Amicable agreement signifies renewed spirit of cooperation by Detroit's essential institutional health-care partners . . .
- Fresh leadership propels WDET into national arena with new format
The new programming lineup goes into effect Feb. 23 and will deepen local service by better reflecting the ideas, musical tastes and attitudes that characterize the city and its people . . .
- Financial incentive may make college selection easier for hundreds of qualified students
With the economy in a tailspin, financial considerations loom larger than ever for graduating high school students who are in the midst of the difficult decision about which school or college to attend . . .
- Professor tapped to serve as a technical adviser and consultant in new Cuba Gooding Jr. film
When the directors of the film Gifted Hands (ital) needed an expert to ensure realism in the operating room, they turned to the capable hands of a Wayne State University School of Medicine specialist . . .
- Marsha Richmond, history professor and Darwin expert, to be featured in National Science Foundation's special report
An interview with Richmond, and an essay regarding her thoughts on Charles Darwin, will be available on the National Science Foundation's Web site beginning Feb. 12 . . .
- Research team designs new measure that better predicts resulting problems in children exposed to maternal drinking
Results from this collaborative study will be published in the April issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . . .
- Thomas Sugrue to be keynote speaker Feb. 27 at the Richard C. Van Dusen Forum on Urban Issues
Thomas Sugrue is the author of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, which chronicles the struggle for racial equality from Illinois to Detroit and New York, and shows how the northern struggle differed from the fight in the south . . .
- Wayne State concludes first capital campaign with nearly $900 million in gifts
Wayne First raises critical funds for student programs and scholarships, campus improvements and faculty research . . .
- Researcher heads $1 million study on effectiveness of personal coaching for college students with ADHD
The goal of the research is to determine the effectiveness of coaching on several academic and social factors, including its impact on student retention rates; the number of withdrawals from classes; grade-point average; organizational and study skills; and students' perceived sense of well-being, social adjustment and adaptation to college life . . .
- Library and Information Science students selected for inaugural Association of Research Libraries Career Program
This program gives MLIS students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to begin their careers in research libraries early by providing a robust fellowship experience in an ARL member library . . .
- Researcher receives grant to study the neurobiology of depressed adolescent daughters of depressed mothers
Major depressive disorder affects 1 in 20 teenagers at any point in time, yet its neurobiology remains poorly understood . . .
- Celebrate the stories and history of Zora Neale Hursto
Hurston, a modern-day "griot" for Americans of African descent, was a storyteller and folklorist who gathered stories during the Harlem Renaissance . . .
- Wayne State earns national recognition for commitment to community engagement
A strong commitment to community outreach, including coursework focusing on community engagement, has resulted in designation of Wayne State University as a Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships institution by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching . . .
- Researcher identifies a gene that may contribute to the racial disparity in breast cancer incidence among Asian and Caucasian women
This discovery provides a novel target for diagnoses and treatment for both races . . .
- New Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree aimed at helping alleviate nurse shortage
The fastest way to solve the nation's alarming shortage of nurses - predicted to top 7,000 openings in Michigan alone by 2010 - is to prepare additional faculty to educate more nurses . . .
- "Freedom: The UAW and the release of Nelson Mandela" exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Libarary
This exhibit demonstrates the role of the UAW, and specifically that of President Owen Bieber, in the release of Nelson Mandela from Victor Verster Prison and the subsequent end of apartheid in South Africa . . .
- Wayne State University plays role in study revealing seasoned airline pilots may be at risk of DNA damage from ionizing radiation
Airline pilots who have flown for many years may be at risk of DNA damage from prolonged exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation, suggests a study published in the scientific journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine . . .
- Formula SAE car at the Detroit Auto Show
Visit the Formula SAE Race car booth through Sunday . . .
- Researcher identifies gene that may be factor in racial disparity in breast cancer
The study provides evidence that an allelic variation in the galectin-3 gene may influence a woman's risk for developing breast cancer and partially explain why Caucasian women have a higher occurrence of breast cancer than Asian women . . .
- Bhanu P. Jena wins Ranbaxy Award for medical research
The foundation honored Jena for his discovery of a new cellular structure - the porosome - as well as his elucidation of the general molecular mechanism underlying cell secretion and membrane fusion . . .
- Law School alumna Marilyn Kelly named chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
Kelly was elected Jan. 8, 2009, by her colleagues to serve a two-year term . . .
- American Classics Theatre package
The American Classics Package allows patrons to see one performance each of All My Sons and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Hilberry Theatre, as well as Ragtime, the Musical at the Bonstelle Theatre, for a total of $58 . . .
- School of Business names new associate deans, prepares to reorganize academic departments
The Wayne State Board of Governors recently approved a proposal from the School of Business to reorganize its academic departments, effective September 1, 2009 . . .
- Pharmacy's student chapter receives Innovation Award for community service
The Wayne State University Chapter of the American Pharmaceutical Association’s Academy of Students of Pharmacy immunized more than 1,100 faculty and staff campus-wide during a six-day flu clinic this past October . . .
- General Motors donates $10,000 to the Department of Communications
GM decided to donate the money instead of hosting its annual Christmas party for local and out of state journalists because, “given the economic times we’re in”, it seemed better to “take a portion of that money and do something a little more positive with it" . . .
- Grant funds study of metabolic syndrome relationship to prostate cancer disparities
Isaac J. Powell, M.D. will investigate the influence of metabolic syndrome on prostate cancer and the risk of recurrence in African-American men . . .
- Motown and Global Learning Community offers a look into metro Detroit art, history and pop culture
This is not your everyday English class. From dissecting slam poetry to analyzing the music of Marvin Gaye and The White Stripes, students enrolled in a new learning community get the lowdown on Motown through a course that could only be properly taught in the center of Detroit's cultural district . . .
- Women of Wayne research grants
Applications are due March 6 . . .
- Essence magazine editor to speak at Martin Luther King tribute
Susan L. Taylor, editor emerita of Essence magazine and founder of National CARES Mentoring Movement, will deliver the keynote
address "A New World is on the Way," Friday, Jan. 16, during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Luncheon . . .
- Driving simulator helps scientists study safety
The simulator provides a way to research the impact of aging, physical impairment, fatigue and distraction on driving skills -- testing that's not easy to do safely on real roadways . . .
- Wayne Law Review to Host 'Boundary Waters Treaty Centennial Symposium'
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. It will be divided into four panel sessions, featuring locally, nationally and internationally renowned environmental law experts . . .
- Concert Chorale invited to perform at Michigan Music Conference
Wayne State's Concert Chorale, conducted by Norah Duncan IV, will perform at the 4th Annual Michigan Music Conference at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids . . .
- Word Warriors' Web site promotes use of magnificent but neglected words
What's in a word? Plenty! . . .
- FOCIS brings environmentalist David Suzuki to WSU
Mark your calendars and prepare to be enlightened as the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) brings sustainable ecology expert David Suzuki to the Community Arts Auditorium on Thursday, April 23, for Earth Week 2009 . . .
- Attend TV taping of "Leaders on Leadership"
The show, co-produced by the Wayne State School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television, features key executives from the corporate world. Be a part of the studio audience, submit a question that you can ask on air, and take part in an off-the-air dialogue with the guest speaker . . .
- Wayne State researchers unlock the key to successful kidney transplants among the "highest-risk" patients in the nation
"We are the first transplant center to effectively equalize the rejection risk for HIV-positive patients to that of the general population," says transplant surgeon Scott Gruber.
- Wayne State spin-off awarded $100,000 grant
SenSound, LLC will use this grant to develop an innovative technology for conducting diagnosis and prognosis of vibro-acoustic characteristics of complex machines . . .
- Warriors pick up first GLIAC victory
After shooting 47 fewer free throws than their two previous opponents combined, the Warriors went to the line 29 times on Dec. 6 as they picked up their first conference win, defeating Northern Michigan 78-63.
- Study could lead to new research on treatment for autism and schizophrenia
Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, Alexander Gow, Ph.D., has published research that could open the gateway for the exploration of new treatments for autism, schizophrenia and a host of other neurodegenerative diseases.
- New and increased services help ease financial strain on students
As a way to address the bleak economic reality confronting students, Wayne State University is establishing an action plan that will help ease some financial worries while encouraging registration for the Winter 2009 semester . . .
- Alicia Birach and Lauren Andary win Moot Court competition
The law students argued two criminal issues at the Supreme Court of Michigan in Lansing . . .
- Researchers use grant to study how we learn; findings may benefit brain diseases
An interdisciplinary group of Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to delve into how the brain learns and why the ability to learn appears to taper with age . . .
- WDET welcomes J. Mikel Ellcessor as general manager
Ellcessor brings more than 20 years management experience in major market public radio operations . . .
- Board of Governors member Annetta Miller honored for lifetime contributions to the community
"On campus Governor Miller is known as a tireless and passionate advocate for students, and for the environment," said Jerry Herron, dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College. "Annetta is always on the job, trying to turn every one of us green" . . .
- Nominate a graduating student for the Henry Award!
Recipients of the award are judged to have made the most outstanding contributions to the university in the areas of student activities, leadership and service . . .
- Men's cross country makes sixth NCAA championship meet appearance
The Warriors, who have finished second in the GLIAC five of the last six years, are looking for a top-10 national finish . . .
- Holiday classic at the Bonstelle
It's a Wonderful Life is a well-known holiday story and tradition: George Bailey always puts others before himself but, after misplacing an $8,000 loan, is depressed and suicidal on Christmas Eve . . .
- TechTown selected to join Microsoft BizSpark Program
The BizSpark Program accelerates the success of early-stage startups by connecting them to Network Partners that can provide mentorship, guidance and resources . . .
- Nominations accepted for University Safety Award
This award recognizes the contributions and/or exceptional efforts of university departments or groups in the areas of eliminating hazardous and dangerous conditions and minimizing or reducing the causes of personal injury and loss or damage to University property (i.e., safety and loss prevention) . . .
- EACPHS students reach out to community with Health Fair and Health Education Clinics
“These two health initiatives underscore our social responsibility to reduce health disparities within our communities and to prepare our students to work in a challenging and dynamic health environment,” said Stephanie Gilkey, director for the Physician Assistant Studies program . . .
- Warriors advance to second round of GLIAC Tournament
This season marks WSU's first tournament berth since 2005 and just its second since 1999 . . .
- How do household pesticides effect the neurodevelopment of toddlers?
Enrique Ostrea, Jr., M.D. is aiming to vastly expand our understanding of the toxins' damaging effects on the brain during its
most important period of development . . .
- Researchers study war-related mental disorders among Iraqi soldiers and civilians post-Gulf War
The researchers aimed to determine whether mental health disorders differ between Iraqi soldiers deployed during the Gulf War as compared to Iraqi civilians . . .
- Grant allows researcher to study link between alcohol abuse, spread of HIV
A $2.6 million grant will help a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher establish and evaluate whether an alcohol and HIV intervention center can assist in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS among sex workers in China . . .
- Men's Cross Country ranked third in Midwest Regional
Wayne State University Men's Cross Country reappears in both the USTFCCCA Division II National Rankings and Midwest Regional Rankings after nine weeks of competition . . .
- Conductor Erich Kunzel, "Prince of Pops," lectures in Department of Music
On Friday, Nov. 14, renowned conductor and multiple Grammy winner Erich Kunzel will speak to WSU Department of Music students about his remarkable music career . . .
- Wayne State football ranks nationally in three categories
Wayne State University senior Dante Dunn (Lansing, Mich./Waverly) is fifth in the country in kickoff return average at 30.71 yards per return . . .
- First-year medical student awarded research grant by American Society of Nephrology
Karan Singh, a first-year student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a research grant from the American Society of Nephrology . . .
- Lee Glazer lecture presented by Friends of the Freer House, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Wayne State University's Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and the Friends of the Freer House are hosting a special lecture by Lee Glazer Curator of American Art, Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. . . .
- Proposal 2 debate hosted by School of Medicine
The Wayne State University School of Medicine hosted a lively debate on Proposal 2, which seeks to amend the state constitution to permit research on embryonic stem cells in the state . . .
- Law faculty, students, alumni network at A Night Out with Wayne State University Law School
Wayne State University Law School and Smooth Jazz V-98.7 recently partnered to host "A Night Out with Wayne State University Law School" on Oct. 6, at Seldom Blues, downtown in the Detroit Renaissance Center . . .
- Wayne State hosts Menlo Innovations CEO at TechTown, Nov. 14, in speaker series
The Institute for Information Technology and Culture (IITC) at WSU is pleased to present guest speaker Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations . . .
- Three women's tennis players selected for All-Conference Team
Wayne State women's tennis players Sharon Gill (Windsor, Ontario/Academie Ste. Cecile), Kristina Goranskaya (Thornhill, Ontario/Northview Heights Secondary School) and Jennifer Bradford (Detroit/Mumford) were named to All-GLIAC teams this week . . .
- New drug research could redefine Multiple Sclerosis treatment
A School of Medicine professor’s research on a new drug that may dramatically advance the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month . . .
- Warriors sweep CHA weekly awards
Wayne State swept all three categories in the College Hockey America (CHA) Women's Hockey Players of the Week Awards, the league office announced Monday . . .
- New exhibit shares Wayne State University’s Jewish legacy
The often colorful lives of these philanthropic Detroiters are part of a new exhibit, "Bricks, Mortar and More: The Jewish Community and the Growth of Wayne State University," opening Friday, Oct. 31 . . .
- Wayne Law Honors Convocation celebrates student success
Wayne State University Law School will once again celebrate student success at its annual Honors Convocation Ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 14 . . .
- Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, Concert Band perform
The Wayne State Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 pm in Community Arts Auditorium at 5451 Cass Ave . . .
- Women's tennis team ranks third best in GLIAC Championship Tournament
The Warriors clinched third place by defeating the Ashland Eagles, 5-2 . . .
- Made In Detroit Clothing, Kid Rock partner with WSU to help hometown talent
The sale of symbolic, limited-edition, Made In Detroit t-shirts will fund a music scholarship . . .
- Chudzinski selected National Player of the Week
Wayne State University senior David Chudzinski (Belleville, Mich.) has been named National Special Teams Player of the Week . . .
- First group of accelerated Michigan Nursing Corps students begins master's course work
The Wayne State University College of Nursing has accepted its first cohort of students to participate in the Michigan Nursing Corps initiative championed by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm . . .
- Medical student saves heart attack victim on the street
A Wayne State University School of Medicine medical student used lessons and equipment from one of his classes to save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack outside a Dearborn furniture store . . .
- Alumni association anniversary lecture features prominent area professionals, insights about Detroit’s future
The Wayne State University Alumni Association will commemorate the 15th anniversary of its award-winning Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series with an anniversary lecture featuring nine past speakers . . .
- Researcher's new paradigm for RNA folding paves way for breakthroughs in treatment of deadly disease, understanding gene diversity
David Rueda, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a prestigious scientific journal . . .
- Funeral Mobile Exhibit adds to Mortuary Science Open House, Oct. 23
A mobile exhibit exploring American funeral customs and traditions is an added attraction to Wayne State University's (WSU) popular Mortuary Science annual Open House, 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 23 . . .
- Thirty-two students recognized for highest scholastic achievement
The WSU School of Business Administration inducted 32 students into the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society on Aug. 29, at a ceremony held in McGregor Memorial Conference Center on WSU's main campus . . .
- WSU football ranked 10th in region
The Wayne State University football team is ranked 10th this week in Super Regional Three by the NCAA Division II Football Committee . . .
- Wayne State's School of Business named a “Best Business School”
Wayne State University School of Business Administration is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its "Best 296 Business Schools" . . .
- GO-GIRL program launches winter session
Wayne State University's "GO-GIRL" (Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real LifeTM) program, designed to promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers and to boost mathematics skills and confidence in seventh-grade girls, is now accepting applications for the winter 2009 semester . . .
- Researchers secure $1.67 million grant to study breast cancer blood test
A Wayne State University research team has secured a $1.67 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the possibility of a simple blood test to diagnose breast cancer . . .
- Wayne Law's Journal of Law in Society presents 9th annual symposium
The Law School's Journal of Law in Society presents, "McJustice: Exposing the Inadequacies of Public Defense in Michigan and the Search for Solutions," 3 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Law School's Spencer M. Patrich Auditorium . . .
- WSU cross country teams make midwest regional rankings
After a successful showing at the Michigan Intercollegiate competition in Milford, both Wayne State University Cross Country teams have made the Division II Midwest Regional Cross Country Rankings . . .
- Confucius Institute launches Chinese teaching conference, Nov. 15
The Confucius Institute at Wayne State University will sponsor a Chinese teaching conference on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center . . .
- Warriors celebrate 24-10 Homecoming victory over Northern Michigan
The Wayne State University football team (5-2 overall, 4-2 GLIAC) won its fourth consecutive home game of the 2008 campaign with a 24-10 Homecoming triumph over visiting Northern Michigan University (1-5 overall, 1-5 GLIAC) Saturday afternoon at Adams Field . . .
- Submit nominations for Community Engagement Awards
CommunityEngagement@Wayne and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College seek nominations for the second annual Community Engagement Awards, which recognize the accomplishments of a faculty member, student and community organization . . .
- Wayne State expands programs at Macomb Community College South Campus
Macomb Community College and Wayne State University are teaming up to develop the Wayne State University Advanced Technology Education Center at Macomb's South Campus . . .
- Teenagers use conference to discover goals, similarities
The Giant Step Teen Conference, to be held Nov. 13 at Wayne State, brings metro Detroit teenagers together from diverse backgrounds to spend the day discovering what they have in common . . .
- School of Medicine honors achievements of students, faculty
The Wayne State University School of Medicine recognized its best and brightest with the annual Honors Recognition Progam . . .
- Warriors challenge Northern Michigan at Saturday's Homecoming Game
Wayne State is 4-2 for the second time in three years following last Saturday's setback at Ashland . . .
- Researcher develops new method to reduce complications of severe hemophilia in children
Meera Chitlur, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, Department of Hematology/Oncology in WSU's School of Medicine, recently received a grant for $49,910 from the Children's Research Center of Michigan to further develop a laboratory method that could dramatically improve the management of children inflicted with hemophilia . . .
- Researcher investigates potential link between Yellowstone beetle outbreak, climate change
Scientists may soon be closer to understanding the intricate connection between a large scale insect outbreak in Yellowstone National Park and global climate change, thanks to the work of one Wayne State researcher . . .
- Michigan's role in National Children's Study expanded with $57 million NIH grant
Wayne State University is playing a major role in the most ambitious children's health research project in history . . .
- Four students will receive State Department internships, $6,000 stipends
In partnership with the United State Department of State, Wayne State University will nominate four students to serve as members of the Internship Fellows Program in embassies abroad or State Department headquarters in Washington, DC . . .
- Wayne State, Beaumont retrain returning military surgeons
Beaumont Hospitals and Wayne State University's Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) program will collaborate on research for retraining surgeons returning from active military duty with a $242,931 grant . . .
- Kelley named Head Baseball Coach
Ryan Kelley has been named the ninth head coach in the 68-year history of the Wayne State University baseball program . . .
- Winners announced in 11th Annual WSU Minority Programs Research Day
IMSD, McNair Scholars, AGEP Alliance and Project SEED Program students participated in the Eleventh Annual Wayne State University Minority Programs Research Day held on Aug. 21 . . .
- Students volunteer services for Be the Change 2008
Students of Wayne State University's Indian Students Association (ISA) are taking to heart Gandhi's famous quote, "be the change you wish to see in the world" . . .
- Mortuary Science holds Halloween-theme Open House, Oct. 23
No ghosts! No goblins! No screaming banshees! Only dedicated, studious spirits in Wayne State's Mortuary Science building will welcome the public for the traditional Halloween INFO Bash on Thursday, Oct. 23 . . .
- Wayne Law Professor Benson invited to testify before U.S. Congress
The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties and the House Administration’s Committee Subcommittee on Elections have requested Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Jocelyn Friedrichs Benson to testify . . .
- Elected officials, experts rallied at Drive Safely campaign
The ceremony, held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22, featured several prominent elected officials and experts in the area of transportation research, as well as WSU Provost Nancy Barrett and College of Engineering Dean Ralph Kummler . . .
- Institute for Information Technology and Culture hosts four-part speaker series
The Institute for Information Technology and Culture (IITC) at WSU is hosting a speaker series consisting of four presenters speaking on innovations that result from applying social science research outside of academia . . .
- Malette named GLIAC Cross-Country "Runner of the Week"
Wayne State University senior Rachelle Malette (Windsor, Ont./Holy Names) has been selected GLIAC Cross Country Runner of the Week by the league office . . .
- Annual 2008 Study Abroad Fair hosted by Department of Study Abroad and Global Programs
This Oct. 2 fair is a great opportunity to speak with professors and past participants from all Study Abroad Programs . . .
- Tenor Madness features Jerry Bergonzi at Wayne State
The Department of Music at Wayne State will host Tenor Madness, two days of workshops, saxophones and performances Oct. 23 - 24 . . .
- Wayne State launches Jewish Studies Minor, meets increased demand for understanding of Jewish culture
Wayne State University will today launch an academic minor in Jewish Studies at a community reception at 6 p.m. at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Wayne State's Campus . . .
- Alternative energy options are research focus
- Join Alumni Association by Sept. 30, receive gift
Join or extend your Wayne State University Alumni Association membership by Sept. 30 and receive a special gift. Membership is open to anyone who supports Wayne State – alumni and friends, faculty and staff. Members get plugged into a network of people and resources, including the award winning Wayne State magazine, consumer discounts, and members-only perks.
- URC fuels new industries, creates nearly 70,000 jobs
Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $100 million in a new R&D complex in the heart of Michigan's University Research Corridor as URC scientists develop bio-fuels from plant waste, next generation windmills and smart sensors "doing things we couldn't imagine" . . .
- Road-safety campaign uses experts, simulators to show consequences of distracted driving
At any given time during daylight hours, more than 974,000 people are talking on a cell phone while driving. More than 32,000 drivers are dialing a cell phone, sending a text message, or manipulating another handheld device . . .
- Wayne Law professors play active role in local legal issues, mayor's scandal
As the dust begins to settle on the city of Detroit after Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's resignation, word of the professionalism, expertise and civic-mindedness of Wayne State University Law School professors called upon in the matter continues to spread . . .
- Wayne Law hosts 16th Annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, Oct. 16
Wayne State University Law School students, alumni and guests interested in gaining additional insight into labor law are invited to attend the 16th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 . . .
- Screen Actors Guild, Wayne State help student actors land TV, film jobs
SAG presents "Acting Survival Guide: Expectations of a Professional Actor" at WSU's Hilberry Theatre, Saturday, Sept. 20 . . .
- "Global Peace and Conflict Studies" symposium hosted by Wayne State
Wayne State University's Humanities Center, in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, is hosting its 2008 Fall Symposium on "Global Violence: Impact and Resolution" . . .
- Hear NY Times' Thomas Friedman discuss new green revolution
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will be in Michigan to outline an emerging agenda that will make "green power the next great global industry'' . . .
- Wayne State student Jenifer Blacklock receives Fulbright Award
Jenifer Blacklock of Wayne State University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to Germany in Physical Sciences . . .
- 23rd Annual Ambulance Chase raises Funds for Cass Community Social Services
Wayne State University Law School alumni, students and friends are invited to assist a local non-profit in its effort to enhance the local community. . .
- Dr. Shammas secures $1.8 million National Cancer Institute grant
Masood Shammas, PhD, director of Surgical Oncology and the Developmental Therapeutics Laboratory of the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Department of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, received a National Cancer Institute R01 award for his project, “Telomerase and Homologous Recombination as Targets in Barrett’s Adenocarcinoma” . . .
- Will Power empowers theatre artists at Wayne State
Since the explosive growth of urban music in the former Black Bottom section of Detroit, more performers and artists have embraced the culture and musical styles associated with hip-hop . . .
- Wayne State researchers receive NSF award that will create computer-assisted diagnosis tools for brain diseases
A team of researchers at Wayne State University were recently awarded $295,022 from the National Science Foundation . . .
- WDET launches new weekday program that focuses on politics
"The Back Story" will air at 3 p.m. weekdays. WDET veteran political reporter Quinn Klinefelter will host the new daily hour-long program . . .
- Wayne State and Detroit Symphony Orchestra collaborate on Power of Dreams String Music Project
This project will provide low-cost weekly classes in violin, viola, cello or double bass to Detroit-area children . . .
- Ford Motor Company supports the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights with $250,000 gift
The center will promote research, academic programming and community engagement on legal and policy issues relating to civil rights and urban development . . .
- Campus goes green with SEED Wayne and the Fourth Wednesday Farmers Market
Buy locally grown produce at the market . . .
- Business professor receives $50,000 grant for student-run marketing agency
This award will support an expansion of both the number of students involved and business clients the agency serves . . .
- Traffic safety tips
Check out weekly traffic safety tips as part of the Drive Safely to WSU Campaign . . .
- Warrior competes at Olympic Games
Fernando Costa, a senior, swam in the 1.500-meter heat . . .
- Dr. David Benjamins is Health Care Hero
Benjamins was honored for his work in assisting developmentally disabled children and their families . . .
- Lying scientists often keep working, study finds
A new study of scientists who have been found to have falsified, plagiarized or even fabricated their research reveals that many of them eventually return to laboratory work, exploding the commonly held belief that such unethical behavior effectively ends their careers . . .
- Study shows weight loss supplement developed by Wayne State researchers may aid in reducing risk of heart disease
This study aimed to assess the effects of Alpha-Fibe FBCx on reducing elevated blood fat levels that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in an animal model that is prone to high cholesterol levels . . .
- Faith-based business club to debut at TechTown
Topics planned for presentation and discussion include strategy, marketing, legal, accounting, grants, information management systems and human resources management.
- Researcher finds that common household solvent may be more dangerous than previously thought
Scott Bowen, associate professor of psychology, found that toluene, an inhalant known to have drug-like effects and currently classified as a depressant, also has stimulant effects . . .
- Detroit Orientation Institute at WSU offering Fall session of Tour Detroit
This tour's highlights include a backstage tour of the Detroit Opera House; a walking tour of downtown Detroit; and a visit to the T-Plex where Henry Ford designed the assembly line.
- Law School joins partnership to offer child advocacy clinic
The clinic will help Detroit-area families, provide hands-on experience to law students, and reinforce Wayne State University's greater urban mission in southeastern Michigan . . .
- Associate professor secures $2.4 million in grants to improve lives of traumatic brain injury patients
Robin A. Hanks will use these grants to develop a more reliable measuring standard of fatigue among people with traumatic brain injury . . .
- Teens from Middle East and Northern Africa participate in Student Leaders Program
The program combines classroom seminars and field activities that illuminate various approaches to intercultural living and illustrate the importance of civic engagement and social service . . .
- Engineering launches new camp to reach out to urban youth
The Young Men in Engineering Program is designed to strengthen interest in math and science and develop life goals . . .
- Board of Governors minimizes tuition increase
An increase of 5.9 percent was approved . . .
- Automation Alley collaborates with TechTown to serve Motor City entrepreneurs
Automation Alley will set up an office at TechTown and will also provide TechTown with expertise in economic development and the local technology industry . . .
- College of Nursing to expand distance learning initiatives with $50,000 grant
Specifically, the grant will go toward the purchase of a new portable, multimedia presentation cart that will allow the college to increase not only the number of classes that can be offered via distance or on-demand instruction, but also the number of students who can participate in the coursework and the number of remote sites at which they can do so . . .
- New drug combo decreases high blood pressure for patients of African heritage
Dr. John Flack, chair of internal medicine, completed a study showing the largest blood pressure drops recorded in a clinical trial . . .
- International award celebrates our excellence in emergency broadcast messaging
WSU was recognized for the development of an innovative messaging service that delivers almost instant communication using mobile technologies . . .
- Older adults at high risk for gambling problems
Research shows that one in five older adults who enter a casino eventually displays problem gambling behaviors . . .
- Aviation Career Education Academy flying high in spite of tough times for airline industry
"We've had more interest and advance registrants this year than in the past several," points out Wayne State's Will Robinson Jr., overall coordinator for the weeklong summer program . . .
- Law student appointed to American Bar Association Committee
Solomon Radner will work with the White Collar Crimes Committee for one year . . .
- Chicano-Boricua studies students present research in Washington, D.C.
Angela Gallegos presented research detailing the disparities between urban and suburban public school systems in Southeast Michigan and Amanda Jacob presented on the assimilation of young Mexican-American women . . .
- Sisters rule Microsoft Imagine Cup in Paris
Jennifer and Melissa Hui finished first in the photography category. Their photo essay transported viewers to the rain forest and depicted how technology is being applied there to try to slow global warming and deforestation . . .
- Professor receives $1.5 million grant to study brain tumors
Csaba Juhasz of pediatrics and neurology uses a new imaging technique that poses a potentially faster and more accurate method of brain tumor detection . . .
- Transferring from OCC is now easier!
Students in business, computer science and engineering . . .
- TechTown receives more than $625,000 for Detroit-Based Initiative business growth program
The DBI program injects essential resources into emerging companies at critical stages of development . . .
- WSU is educational adviser to Detroit Jazz Festival
The Department of Music will conduct a one-week workshop to provide 40 high school students with an intensive jazz education . . .
- SEED Wayne explores sustainable food systems on campus
Launched in May, the program promises campus activities such as vegetable and herb gardens, sourcing WSU cafeterias locally, monthly summer farmers markets, rescue and redistribution of edible excess foods and food waste composting . . .
- Chair of Biomedical Engineering named honorary professor at prestigious university in China
Albert King is recognized worldwide for his work in automotive safety . . .
- $1.3 million NIH grant will fund study of traumatic brain injury
Researchers expect to find more effective injury prevention strategies . . .
- TechTown partners with the Michigan India Chamber of Commerce
The goal of the alliance is to provide enhanced business and networking opportunities for the Asian Indian business community in metro Detroit area . . .
- Albert Kahn masterpiece restored to create high-tech police headquarters
This move is hailed as a natural step in the department's evolution as a top law enforcement presence Detroit . . .
- Former Warriors pitcher Anthony Bass signs with the San Diego Padres
Bass will report to the Padres' spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz., sometime next week . . .
- Dr. Tsveti Markova named top educator by Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
Markova has been involved in medical education for more than 12 years, first joining the faculty at the North Oakland Medical Center Residency Program, and then in 2001 as program director of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency program . . .
- Warriors record best national finish in school's history!
Athletics placed 23rd in the nation in the NACDA Directors’ Cup Standings . . .
- Neurology Chair Robert Lisak elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians
Lisak is one of only 13 physicians selected this year . . .
- College of Nursing receives $331,000 to fund an accelerated master’s program
This 15-month master’s program is designed help combat the critical shortage of nursing educators . . .
- Interim dean named for Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Associate Dean Howard J. Normile will run the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences until a new dean is named . . .
- Library System dean elected to online library board
Sandra Yee was named a trustee of the Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization comprised of more than 60,000 libraries worldwide…
- Researcher receives $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health
The grant will allow Jeffrey Loeb to study abnormal epileptic brain activities present in patients with recurrent seizures . . .
- Honors College to be named after President Irvin D. Reid
The designation is in "recognition of President Reid's tremendous contributions to the university and his determination and unwavering support of the elevation of the Honors program to college status" . . .
- Researcher receives monetary award for work with prostate cancer
Dr. Zhiwei Wang’s research could result in an alternative treatment for prostate cancer - used in conjunction with more traditional forms of cancer treatment - in the form of a pill . . .
- University Research Corridor backs two energy projects with seed fund grants
URC backing with help launch two collaborations for efficient development of cheaper forms of electricity and fuel . . .
- $1.8 million awarded as part of President’s Research Enhancement Program
The investment will help develop research themes for the university that are consistent with an emphasis on its urban mission and global presence . . .
- Outstanding faculty lauded for achievements
Distinguished faculty fellowships and career development chairs were awarded . . .
- MD/PhD student Daniel Barkmeier receives fellowship from the Epilepsy Foundation of America
Barkmeier's fellowship will fund an investigation of an integral but little-understood aspect of epilepsy - the minor, more frequent discharges of abnormal brain activity that occur in between seizures, called interictal spikes . . .
- Music student earns Michigan Emmy Nomination
Michael Karloff is nominated for his work "5 Years", the theme song for local television series "Leaders on Leadership" . . .
- Alumnus Yousif B. Ghafari named ambassador to Slovenia
Ghafari's exemplary diplomacy abroad was recognized by President George W. Bush when he was appointed to the prestigious position . . .
- Special $2,300 Creative Projects and Research Initiative
The Office of Undergraduate Research announces a special summer project to encourage development of student creative projects from the fine, performing and language arts . . .
- Dancer Lauren Cansler receives top American College Dance Festival Association award nomination
Cansler’s choreographed work A Woman's Window is also one of only 30 works from across the US to be performed in the ACDFA’s National College Dance Festival . . .
- Dr. Jay Noren appointed university's 10th president
The Board of Governors voted unanimously to appoint Jay Noren, MD, president, effective August 1, 2008 . . .
- Dr. Diane Chugani receives $5.7 million grant to study treatment of autism
This grant will allow Dr. Chugani to continue earlier research which showed that the brain serotonergic system is abnormal during critical periods of brain development in children with autism . . .
- Aging and Alzheimer's disease are focus of symposium
For its 39th annual meeting, the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is focusing its attention on human cognition and perception, and how these functions deteriorate due to aging and Alzheimer's disease . . .
- Understanding and processing basic info is key to making appropriate health decisions, study shows
Glaucoma patients in urban areas who have poor health literacy appear to miss more appointments and to have worse disease understanding and greater disease progression than patients with adequate health literacy . . .
- Library System adds more than 20,000 digitized images and videos
The Virtual Motor City Project is an online resource containing images from The Detroit News Collection . . .
- First collective bargaining agreement reached with part-time faculty
The new contract provisions will govern many aspects of the relationship between the university and part-time faculty, including salary . . .
- Confucius Institute and TechTown launch Chinese Business Club
The free monthly forum will be a centralized resource for entrepreneurs who want to conduct business with China, and for Chinese businesses that want to do business in southeastern Michigan . . .
- Why are so many soldiers returning with traumatic brain injuries?
Biomedical researchers are working to determine the cause of the injuries, which include long-term headaches and memory lapses, as well as treatment and prevention . . .
- Housing rates set for 2008-2009
Campus housing rates will remain among the lowest in the state under new rates approved by the university's Board of Governors . . .
- TechTown’s SciTech honored by National Institutes of Health
SciTech is attracting national attention for promising anti-cancer drug research that may save thousands of lives from pancreatic and other deadly cancers . . .
- Applause, please, for these outstanding faculty!
Five professors who have distinguished themselves through research, writing of scholarly publications and participation in international competitions received BOG Faculty Recognition Awards . . .
- New graduate certificate program in records and information management begins in fall
Scandals at Enron and Tyco show need for effective and efficient information management, and this program will equip grads to do just that . . .
- WSU to upgrade Blackboard to latest release
Developed in close collaboration with day-to-day users of the system, Release 8.0 further improves the performance of the software . . .
- Sisters take top prize at Microsoft Imagine Cup and head to Paris
Imagine Cup is one of the world's premier student technology competitions and sisters Melissa and Jennifer Hui rocked the photography section with their photo essay about how technology can slow global warming . . .
- School of Medicine’s Young Doctors of Detroit reach out
Detroit Public Schools students in ninth through 12th grades were inspired to overcome challenges to continue their education during the fifth annual Each One Teach One event . . .
- Manoogian Hall renovations begin!
The work, which is only the first phase of planned upgrades to the building, will include improved energy efficiency, new electrical and lighting systems . . .
- Small Business Law Clinic helps entrepreneurs with startup basics
Students gain experience and small businesses receive free legal help . . .
- Federal Direct Loans will ensure financial aid for students
The program will improve service, simplify the process and protect students from market volatility . . .
- Students strut their stuff at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research
More than two dozen Warriors joined 2,800 student researchers and faculty mentors . . .
- Library and Information Science offers new online degree program
The online option gears up in Fall 2008 and includes the same content as the regular MLIS program . . .
- Technology Resource Center named model of digital teaching and learning
Wayne State joins a distinguished roster of model institutions and projects and appears on the interactive Google map of institutions and projects that are advancing the future of digital learning . . .
- Law Professor Erica Beecher-Monas selected as Fulbright Scholar to China
Beecher-Monas will be assigned to a yet-to-be-determined city in China where her role will include participating in open communication and establishing long-term cooperative relationships . . .
- Jerrold R. Brandell named distinguished professor
A member of the School of Social Work faculty since 1992 . . .
- Developmental Disabilities Institute Director Barbara LeRoy re-elected to U.S. International Council on Disability
USICD supports disability rights worldwide and promotes self-determination and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities . . .
- WDET rules the news world!
The public radio station received five awards recognizing the excellence of its newsroom . . .
- Read all about it! Alumni Association magazine wins journalism award
WayneState magazine won three awards from the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists . . .
- Professor Jorge L. Chinea receives Excellence in Education Award from Hispanic Business Alliance
"I am thrilled to be so honored by a major community organization whose mission chimes so well with the economic development initiatives we are currently engaged in at CBS," said Chinea . . .
- Michigan plans for boom from energy/green breakthroughs
The state's top energy researchers, policy-makers and business innovators will come together on Earth Day April 22 to review plans for making Michigan a national leader in emerging green energy technologies . . .
- "Apple Days" broadens career horizons for middle schoolers
The half-day program exposed approximately 80 students with interests in science to careers in anatomic pathology, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy . . .
- David Mackenzie Honor Society announces 2008 inductees
Professor Jerry Herron, dean-designate of the new Honors College, will join 16 students as inductees to the David Mackenzie Honor Society . . .
- Wayne State and Oakwood partner in new device to combat congestive heart failure
This new device could become a leading tool in the arsenal to combat a condition that kills 300,000 Americans annually . . .
- Dr. John Flack appointed chair of internal medicine
“Those who have worked with and for Dr. Flack know of his dedication to medicine, his love for the city of Detroit and his strong commitment to the School of Medicine’s missions of education, research and clinical care, especially for the uninsured and underinsured of the Detroit region” . . .
- School of Business honors local business leaders
Florine Mark, president and CEO of the Weight Watchers Group, has been selected as 2008 Michigan Executive of the Year . . .
- Student-run marketing communications agency coming to TechTown
The agency will provide low-cost marketing and advertising services for companies housed in TechTown or enrolled in one of its business incubator programs . . .
- New Center for Social Work Practice and Policy Research to look at critical issues confronting communities from Detroit to sub-Saharan Africa
High-need areas include trauma and violence, criminal and juvenile justice, child welfare, services for older adults, family programs and social and community development . . .
- Top 100 athletic accomplishments of 2007
WSU had its highest overall national finish in school history, placing 24th in the nation . . .
- Waynemania: 2008 Undergraduate Art Exhibition
The show features more than 200 works of art and design by students studying in one of WSU's 13 studio areas . . .
- Bob Woodward to speak at WSU
Journalist Bob Woodward, whose investigative reporting on the Watergate break-in catapulted him into the international limelight, will speak on "The Press and the Presidency" . . .
- New dean named for School of Business Administration
On April 1 Professor David L. Williams, a veteran teacher, researcher and administrator, can put his name on the dean’s door in the School of Business Administration . . .
- WSU upgrades to high-performance networking to double wireless Internet access
With the launch of a $1.3 million technology initiative, WSU is joining the first wave of universities adopting new 802.11n high-performance Wi-Fi technology . . .
- Nursing faculty and students featured on ABC
The opinions and insights of two faculty members and two students from the College of Nursing will be included in a pair of feature stories on nursing and the nationwide nursing shortage on ABC News Now sometime during the week of March 24 . . .
- Bioengineering Professor Cynthia Bir is lead scientist on Emmy-nominated Sports Science
The popular Fox Sports series brings together professional sports stars on the set with scientists and their measuring equipment to explain athletic feats of the highest level . . .
- WDET wins four awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters
These most recent awards, along with increases in audience and revenue, add to the excitement of WDET's continued growth in 2008 . . .
- New nursing programs receive accreditation
The nurse midwifery program received accreditation for five years from the American College of Nurse Midwives, while the college's pediatric nursing program received a three-year reaccreditation . . .
- WSU joins Michigan's major research universities in sponsoring economic summit
Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have teamed up to sponsor a summit to explore ways to improve Michigan's long-term economic prospects . . .
- SOM chosen for international heart study
The School of Medicine has been selected as one of 30 international sites for a clinical research study . . .
- Chinese Teachers’ Association to organize in Michigan: Quiz Bowl to follow
WSU’s Confucius Institute, the mission of which is to advance Chinese educational opportunities in Michigan, is launching an association for teachers of Chinese. . .
- Retired Professor Emeritus Edith B. Phillips remembered
Edith B. Phillips died peacefully at her residence on Feb. 25, after completing her morning ritual of reading the New York Times . . .
- Apply for an Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Grant
Up to $2,300 is available either as tuition remission or stipend . . .
- Physics professors selected to collaborate at leading particle physics laboratory
This facility, known as CERN, will bring 9,000 researchers from around the globe to work toward new insights into the workings of our universe . . .
- Terry Margolis is appointed director for executive and professional development and educational outreach
A Novi resident who serves on the city council, Margolis earned a bachelor's in psychology from Wayne State and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan. . .
- Social Work assistant professor honored with $100,000 award for research project
The project, "Barriers and Facilitators to Heart Failure Care in Urban Settings," aims to obtain "in-depth information about the perceptions of barriers and experience that caregivers of people with advanced heart failure have” . . .
- Moot Court team competes in regional tournament
Wayne State University congratulates its international law moot court team on an impressive third-place finish in the Midwest Regional Round of the Philip C. Jessup Competition . . .
- Wayne State mourns the loss of former UAW President Douglas Fraser
"He was one of those folks, one of the few people that have it," said Mike Smith, director of the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State . . .
- URC investing in energy research
Michigan's University Research Corridor is investing up to $900,000 of its own resources in seed grants to speed up the development of "revolutionary but feasible" alternative energy research . . .
- Students to study in Italy with help from Italian government
A nearly $16,000 gift will benefit the "Wayne in Abruzzo" Study Abroad Program . . .
- Med school students mentor Detroit schoolchildren
Promoting Uplift to Lives of Success and Empowerment Enrichment Academy brings Detroit students onto the School of Medicine campus to learn a variety of cultural and academic subjects . . .
- Researchers find that African Americans benefit from pill for blood pressure and cholesterol
After taking the pill, Caduet, 48.3 percent of participants gained control over both conditions . . .
- Detroit Orientation Institute offers spring session
Program highlights include a luncheon address by guest speaker Faye Alexander Nelson, president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy; a special tour of the renovated Detroit Institute of Arts . . .
- Nominations sought for David Mackenzie Honor Society
Each year, DMHS selects 10 to 15 outstanding graduating seniors to join its ranks and be honored at an annual induction ceremony . . .
- Rob St. Mary joins the WDET news team
St. Mary, who is a native to metro Detroit, comes with many years experience in radio news reporting . . .
- Walter Bryzik, new mechanical engineering chair, brings prestige and honor to job
Bryzik, former chief scientist for the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, has spent most of his career involved in all aspects of developing military vehicles . . .
- Professor leads a multicenter bipolar and schizophrenia disorders study
Dr. Matcheri Keshavan's team received more than $2.6 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to study similarities and differences in those inflicted afflicted with schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder . . .
- Benefit raises more than $6,000 for Forest Arms disaster relief effort
The Hilberry Theatre held a special benefit performance of Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues and donated all proceeds to the benefit the 25 Wayne State students who lost everything in the Forest Arms Apartment fire . . .
- Engineering Associate Dean Mumtaz Usmen selected for top award
Usmen will accept the Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Award at the 37th annual banquet . . .
- WSU receives President's Honor Roll Award for Service
This distinction is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement . . .
- Women's Hockey ranked nationally for the first time in school history
WSU is 10th in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) poll released today . . .
- Board of Governors elects 2008 officers
The Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously elected Eugene Driker and Richard Bernstein to one-year terms as the board’s chair and vice chair, respectively . . .
- More choices in graduate programs!
New offerings include marriage and family psychology, doctor of nursing practice and a graduate bridge certificate program . . .
- Yong Xu of engineering receives NSF Career Award
Xu is developing wearable accelerometers for continuous respiratory sound monitoring. The $400,000 NSF award will support this work over a five-year period . . .
- WSU and Renaissance High School sign dual-enrollment partnership
The partnership enables Renaissance students to take college classes at their location as a part of the regular school day . . .
- New way to identify children exposed prenatally to alcohol has been discovered
Impaired eyeblink conditioning may help to identify children who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol . . .
- Alumnus Eugene Applebaum pledges $2.1 million to create Chair of Community Engagement
The initiative will be headed by WSU President Irvin D. Reid after he steps down from the presidency later this year . . .
- Our Law School grads earn higher starting salaries than grads from most other schools!
The National Jurist ranked the starting salaries earned by graduates of 156 law schools across the country, and WSU Law School graduates earned starting salaries higher than graduates from 60 percent of the other law schools . . .
- Board of Governors votes to create Honors College
Building on an Honors Program that has grown significantly in recent years, WSU has announced formal creation of an Honors College . . .
- WSU receives $7.7 million grant to fund Chemistry Building expansion and endowment
WSU has received a $7.77 million grant from the A. Paul and Carol C. Schaap Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. . .
- Ethriam Brammer is Humanities Scholar for new family literacy program
Brammer, assistant director for recruitment and retention in the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies, will lead weekly discussions at public libraries for parents or guardians and their children . . .
- SBA recognizes students for high scholastic achievement
32 students were inducted to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society . . .
- Roll back of parking rates
The increased parking fees that recently took effect will be returned to previous rates Feb. 1 . . .
- Bioengineering professor plays important role in National Geographic series “Fight Science”
The show explores the science behind different fighting techniques . . .
- Professor receives $2.2 million grant for HIV/AIDS intervention study
Dr. Xiaoming Li will use NIH grant money for research to prevent an AIDS epidemic in China . . .
- WSU to share in $1.25 million gift from Pfizer
Donated lab equipment, glassware and other supplies will augment the university’s research and education programs…
- SOM researcher gains international attention for cell phone study
Research indicates that cell phone use immediately prior to bedtime disrupts sleep patterns . . .
- Law School names new dean
Robert M. Ackerman, a Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law professor and former dean of Willamette University College of Law, has been named the 10th dean of Wayne State University Law School, effective this spring . . .
- Check out events schedule for Athletics’ 90th anniversary
Each of Wayne State's sports teams will host an alumni event to celebrate the department’s anniversary…
- Law Dean Frank Wu receives Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award
An unrestricted $10,000 grant is part of award recognizing the accomplishments of rising Asian American leaders in higher education…
- Sleep apnea study nets $1.5 million grant from NIH
Professor Jason H. Mateika will investigate the sleep disorder associated with increased risk of diabetes, weight gain, impotency and headaches…
- SOM researchers help discover prime indicator of aneurysms
The finding could lead to earlier testing and treatment for people prone to developing aneurysms . . .
- University reps recruit in India
The College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Office of Graduate Admissions will visit India Jan. 14 – 22 . . .
- Apply now for Alternative Spring Break Detroit and make a difference!
While most spring break programs take students to other cities, Wayne State University’s Alternative Spring Break is a substance-free spring break where 50 students learn about issues affecting the city and volunteer . . .
- Stephen Calkins named associate vice president for academic personnel
In his new role, Calkins will manage the collective bargaining agreement with the faculty union . . .
- New Medical Education Research Scholars Program will strengthen medical teaching
The program will teach participants education and research strategies…
- Wayne State University responds to the needs of African-American Children
Wayne State University and the WSU College of Education are launching of the Institute for the Study of the African-American Child (ISAAC), which is designed to empower African-American children through research, dissemination of information, training, community service to parents, and clinical services. . .
- Music Professor James Hartway’s compositions are released as part of a high-profile series on the Naxos label
The recognition is nice, says Hartway, but his fondest wish is simply that musicians who hear the CD might like the music enough to play it . . .
- Nursing Professor wins international award for work on DVD on pain management
College of Nursing Associate Professor April Hazard Vallerand, one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of pain management, has won a 2007 Davey Award for excellence in the category of interactive multimedia/education …
- Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams to speak at Martin Luther King tribute
Dr. Adams, pastor of Detroit’s Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, will deliver the keynote address, “Creating a New Legacy - 40 years later,” on Friday, Jan. 18, at Wayne State’s Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute luncheon . . .
- TechTown receives $1.5 million grant from Kresge Foundation
The grant will be used for renovations to TechOne, the entrepreneurial village’s signature building, and for working capital . . .
- WSU Researchers develop dietary supplement that promotes weight loss
An all-natural dietary supplement developed by two WSU professors will soon contend on the front lines in the “battle of the bulge.” Clinical trials and other controlled studies demonstrate that the product, marketed as Alpha-Fibe FBCx aids weight loss and weight management without the necessity for a special “diet.” . . .
- Chemistry professor earns $403,000 NIH grant to engineer “smart” porous nanoparticles to target delivery of cancer-fighting drugs into prostate tumors
The process may lead to treatments for a wide variety of other types of cancer, according to David Oupicky, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences . . .
- WSU exceeds federal standards in protecting human research subjects
Following a rigorous, two-and-a-half-year evaluation process, WSU's research program involving human participants has received full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. . .
- International pharmaceutical company licenses software developed by WSU professor
Software created by Assistant Professor Alan Dombkowski of the Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences has biomedical research applications and can speed researchers’ ability to create therapeutic proteins . . .
- WSU takes a lead role in brain trauma study with a $778,000 grant
Researchers in biomedical engineering are studying why so many troops are coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries caused by roadside bombs . . .
- Professor Olivia Washington will speak to the American Psychological Association
A nationally known expert on health issues facing elderly and homeless women in Detroit, Washington will address the APA in a session on “Exposure to Violence Among Aging Populations” from her perspective as a nurse practitioner and researcher . . .
- Law Professor Noah Hall will testify before U.S. Congress
The hearing in which Hall takes part will assess the water bottling industry and its impact on communities, the environment and state property rights . . .
- Eric Mayes appointed associate director of the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute
Prior to joining MPSI, Mayes was an adjunct professor at Howard University and dean of students at an elementary and middle school . . .
- Faculty member leads international consortium; secures $2.5 million grant
Chemistry Professor Mary T. Rodgers oversees a collaborative project between U.S. and Dutch researchers that received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant that will allow the American researchers in the Netherlands to use advanced equipment . . .
- Applications online now for entrepreneur fellowship
The recipient of the $70,000 Adams Fellowship will work with an entrepreneur for one year to assess new ventures and manage an entrepreneur-established firm . . .
- Wayne State earns recognition for support of minority suppliers
For the third consecutive year and the seventh time overall, Wayne State University has received the Corporation of the Year Award – Education Sector . . .
- Bryce selected for National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall Of Fame
Head softball coach Gary Bryce is one of six coaches comprising the NFCA Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008 . . .
- Health care reform is subject of faculty member’s new book
Dr. Herbert C. Smitherman Jr., assistant dean of community and urban health at the School of Medicine, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Taking Care of the Uninsured, A Path to Reform . . .
- Take a tour of WSU!
Campus tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays and at 2 p.m. on select Saturdays . . .
- Law School Moot Court team wins regional and will compete nationally
Students Paul Dickerson, AJ Kochis and Dan Williams won the 6th Circuit Regional Moot Court competition in Cleveland, Ohio, making them the No. 1 team in the circuit. They will represent WSU in the national championship in New York City . . .
- Law School graduates excel in summer bar exam
Graduates of the Wayne State University Law School who took the Michigan Bar Examination for the first time in July 2007 had the best passing rate among law schools in the state that had more than 30 graduates taking the exam . . .
- Rachelle Malette records best national finish in WSU women’s cross country
The women's cross country team concluded its 2007 season with a 14th place finish at the NCAA Championship. The Warriors were led by junior All-American Rachelle Malette who placed fifth . . .
- Nominate a student for the Henry Award
Students who demonstrate excellence in the breadth and depth of their academic, community and leadership involvements are ideal candidates for the Henry Award…
- School of Medicine honors faculty and students
Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to longtime staffers…
- Apply now for WSU's “GO-GIRL” program
The “GO-GIRL” (Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life) program promotes interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related careers to seventh-grade girls . . .
- Prof receives Fulbright to study in Europe
Kevin Robert Deegan-Krause, associate professor in political science, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to conduct research at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. His research topic is Taking Sides and Making Sides: How Leaders Shape Political Conflict in New Democracies . . .
- View the latest news from the School of Medicine
Dean Mentzer introduces new leadership . . .
- WSU receives $3.3 million grant
The Institute of Gerontology will share a $3.3 million award from the National Institute on Aging to continue funding of a center dedicated to improving the health of older African Americans who live in cities . . .
- Celebrate International Education Week!
The Office of International Students and Scholars will host events including a Japanese tea ceremony and the WSU Olympics during International Education Week, Nov. 12-16, at various locations around campus . . .
- Physicists find different behavior in anti-matter
New laws of physics could result and someday reveal additional sources of energy or understanding about the origin of the universe . . .
- Test may identify MRSA staph infection faster
If speedy test is approved, it will help doctors control the spread of serious infection . . .
- Innovative math curriculum under development
Students who shudder at the mere mention of the word “calculus” may soon have a more exciting alternative as fourth-year math requirements are introduced into high schools . . .
- TechTown celebrates launch of NCAA qualifying tool
TechTown entrepreneur empowers high school athletes to meet NCAA eligibility rules with GradeCheck . . .
- Contingency fee eliminated for winter term
Wayne State University’s Board of Governors agreed to remove the tuition contingency fee adopted during the 2007 fall semester . . .
- $2.5 million granted for substance abuse research
More than10,000 individuals within metro Detroit are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, and many suffer from substance abuse problems. A new Wayne State University program aims to “expand and enhance” methods for treating these individuals . . .
- Wayne State University's admissions Web site ranked among top ten nationally
Wayne State University’s admissions Web site www.admissions.wayne.edu was recently ranked 6th among more than 3,000 colleges and universities nationally for effectiveness in reaching prospective students and applicants through its admissions information . . .