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  • The construction of the Mike Ilitch School of Business building is halfway complete

    November 17, 2017
    The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is halfway complete, and work crews have begun installing the building’s exterior glass façade, along with its exterior limestone, metal panels and custom curtain wall systems.
  • President M. Roy Wilson installed as new board chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges

    November 16, 2017
    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently announced that Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, M.D., is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He assumed the chair on Nov. 7 and will serve a one-year term. His term will run until November 2018, at which time he will become immediate past chair.
  • The new Innovation Hub will coordinate and enhance its programs for education, technology and community partnerships.

    November 13, 2017
    As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation.
  • Wayne State and Cisco team up to accelerate digital manufacturing

    November 13, 2017
    Wayne State University has partnered with Cisco Systems to develop a digital manufacturing center within the College of Engineering — one of several investments Cisco is making in Michigan as part of the State Digital Acceleration (SDA) initiative. The 25,000-square-feet high bay area of the college’s Manufacturing Engineering Building at 4815 Fourth Street will be converted into the Digital/SMART Manufacturing Demonstration Center (D/SDC), an innovation and validation hub focused on developing the next generation of digital manufacturing professionals and leaders in automation and robotics. Students and researchers will have access to real-time manufacturing and design data through Cisco Systems platforms and other processes.
  • Digital humanities project reveals untold stories of the city

    November 9, 2017
    Ethnic Layers of Detroit (ELD) is a digital humanities project that compiles and archives stories about Detroit landmarks with rich and hidden histories. From the tale of a prohibition-era speakeasy with gang affiliations to Detroit’s legendary soda-pop, Faygo, the project brings the city’s cultural history to life through multimedia storytelling.
  • School of Medicine professor wins Laureate Award from American College of Physicians

    November 7, 2017
    Patricia Brown, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., professor of Internal Medicine for the Wayne State University of School of Medicine, has been honored with a Laureate Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
  • Wayne State researcher featured in National Geographic for groundbreaking work on mapping the brain in utero

    November 7, 2017
    Brain imaging before birth could enable early diagnoses of conditions including autism and developmental disabilities.
  • Research team receives $1.85M NIH grant to identify novel antibiotic targets

    November 3, 2017
    A research team from Wayne State University has received a $1.85 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health for the project “Mechanisms of Non-Shine-Dalgarno Translation Initiation.” The project will be led by Jared Schrader, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Construction begins on new university data center

    November 1, 2017
    Construction has begun on the new Wayne State University data center. The Board of Governors approved the final design and budget at the Oct. 6 meeting and construction began Oct. 9. The new building at the corner of Cass Avenue and Antoinette Street will be attached to the current Computing Services Center.
  • Associate professor receives grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    October 31, 2017
    Danielle Aubert’s latest project, “Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op,” was selected to receive a $12,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. Aubert is an associate professor in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History in Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.
  • Wayne State ranked in top one percent of universities worldwide

    October 30, 2017
    The rankings measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
  • Wayne State among safest campuses in Southeast Michigan

    October 24, 2017
    According to the recently released Clery Act reportable 2016 crime statistics, serious crimes such as homicides and assaults continue to reveal a downward movement. The reports, required under the federal Clery Act, cover about 20 areas, ranging from burglary and arson to rape, identified as Class 1 crimes. Compared to Michigan’s other public universities, Wayne State is one of the safest campuses in Southeast Michigan. An Oct. 6, 2017, MLive story includes data for the state’s 15 public universities.
  • WSU Another Chance bolsters Detroiters’ hope for greater success

    October 23, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Department of African American Studies is helping Detroit residents earn their GEDs, improve their literacy skills and be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing workforce through WSU Another Chance, an integrated adult education program.
  • OptimizeWayne challenges students to bring change to Detroit

    October 19, 2017
    OptimizeWayne is holding its second Social Innovation Challenge this year and is looking for motivated and creative students to participate. Student teams will take time to perfect their ideas and then present them to a panel of judges, who will award top presenters with funding for their projects. The challenge is open to students of all majors and the deadline to submit is Oct. 31.
  • National Brain Injury grant awarded to Wayne State and DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

    October 13, 2017
    The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded Wayne State University's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) a five-year grant totaling $2.23 million to fund the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS).
  • MTRAC awards spark biomedical innovation at Wayne State

    October 13, 2017
    Three Wayne State University (WSU) research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the translation and commercialization of their innovative biomedical technologies by providing the resources to validate technical and market opportunities.
  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 11, 2017
    NCSAM was created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to increase awareness and prevention of current online security threats. Awareness helps everyone appropriately recognize and respond to technology security concerns, regardless of their level of technology education.
  • In-depth series written by Wayne State University journalism alum wins Pulitzer Prize

    October 11, 2017
    An in-depth series written by investigative reporter Sarah Ryley, an alumna of WSU's College of Fine, Performing and Communciation Arts, for the New York Daily News in collaboration with ProPublica has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for public service, the most prestigious award in journalism.
  • NIH awards Wayne State $2M to analyze 20 years of data collected nationally on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

    October 6, 2017
    The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Wayne State University $2,063,188 for a new study that will analyze longitudinal data spanning 20 years collected from five U.S. cohorts, including 480 African-American mothers and children in the Detroit Longitudinal Cohort Study, to take a closer look at the key developmental outcomes and prenatal alcohol exposure levels that characterize FASD.
  • Black Student Union donates clothes, toiletries for Homeless 100 project

    October 6, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Black Student Union (BSU) teamed up with a variety of organizations Oct. 1 to provide clothes and toiletries to Detroit’s homeless community as part of a burgeoning relief effort.
  • New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia

    September 26, 2017
    A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
  • Mob, spies and rock 'n' roll: history alum Dennis Barrie has done it all

    September 26, 2017
    Wayne State University alumnus Dennis Barrie’s love for museums started at a young age, when his parents dragged him kicking and screaming to every museum they could find.
  • WSU graduation rates soar as new students matriculate

    September 26, 2017
    Buoyed by a wide range of new and traditional student support initiatives, the number of new Wayne State University students has increased for the fourth straight year.
  • ArtsCorpsDetroit and Wayne State benefit Detroit area art programs

    September 26, 2017
    ArtsCorpsDetroit (ACD) volunteers are leaving their artistic footprint throughout the city, thanks to Wayne State University and various community organizations.
  • Project shows gut microbiome differences could explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer

    September 21, 2017