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  • Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship helps students reach the graduation finish line

    February 21, 2019
    Students nearing graduation now have an additional springboard to help them complete their degree on time through Wayne State’s Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship, which will cover the full cost of tuition and fees during the 2019 spring/summer semester. The Warrior Senior Sprint scholarship is available to students who entered WSU as new first-year students in fall 2013 or fall 2014 and who have a clear pathway to graduate by August 2019.
  • Critical shortage of librarians in Michigan sparks an experimental certificate through the School of Information Sciences

    February 20, 2019
    Michigan faces a critical shortage of certified school librarians, and the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences (SIS) has designed a unique program to alleviate this deficit. The experimental school library media certificate is a 15-credit graduate certificate program open to anyone with a valid Michigan teaching certificate. Approved by the Michigan Department of Education in fall 2018, it provides an opportunity for educators to gain the knowledge necessary to become a school library media specialist.
  • Reducing post-surgery spinal infections with antibiotic powders

    February 16, 2019
    A first-year medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine was part of a California-based research team that discovered the addition of antibiotic powder decreased postoperative infections when applied before closure following spine surgery.
  • WSU and the tradition of Black activism

    February 15, 2019
    In 1963, it was anything but fashionable for self-respecting black militants to publicly disagree with Malcolm X. The most strident voice of resistance to racial oppression in urban communities in the North, Malcolm X had gained a nearly universal chorus of support from the masses disenchanted with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfaltering commitment to nonviolence.
  • Art collection to receive $10K grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

    February 13, 2019
    “This grant will enable Wayne State University to expand awareness of Middle Eastern culture by using its art collection to impact cultural perception and change through the important work of one of our esteemed alumna, Shiva Ahmad,” Grace Serra, University Art Collection curator.
  • 50th anniversary of Black Studies: Celebrating the power and versatility of the discipline.

    February 12, 2019
    The 50th anniversary campaign — which marks the launch of the nation’s first university- level Black Studies program, created in 1968 at San Francisco State University — is designed to showcase the power and versatility of the discipline.
  • Bachelor's degrees still critical to community advancement

    February 8, 2019
    BOG Chair Kim Trent: Why the bachelor’s degree matters more than ever - Because both of my grandfathers built comfortable middle-class lives for their families as skilled tradesmen for Detroit automakers, I have tremendous respect for the dignity and value of skilled trades careers. But every time I find myself in front of a microphone, I use my influence as a member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors to advocate for four-year degrees as the most direct and sustainable path for Detroiters to secure 21st century prosperity.
  • Watching Wayne’s Weather from atop the Physics Building

    February 7, 2019
    Weather@Wayne is part of the national Weather Underground network of weather stations located across the country. Many universities that offer environmental science and meteorology degrees are part of the network.
  • Two Engineering Fulbright scholars share a common motivation: humanitarianism

    February 5, 2019
    Ilham Azali Assoumani and Idir Mahrouche will spend the next two years completing graduate programs—Azali in alternative energy technology and Mahrouche in electrical engineering with a focus on robotics for medical applications.
  • Blind organic chemistry student aces course thanks to her tenacity and adaptive equipment

    February 4, 2019
    Organic chemistry is a notoriously difficult class in which students must draw and interpret organic structures. The fact that Nicole Kada, a food and nutrition science major, received an A last semester is a nice accomplishment. However, her grade becomes exponentially more impressive when you consider that Kada was born blind.
  • Junior Cedric Mutebi is "Warrior Strong" personified

    February 1, 2019
    Cedric Mutebi was 18 and barely out of his freshman year at Wayne State University when he was confronted with the gravity of the public health challenges that shaped his professional ambitions. Now 20 and in the middle of his junior year, Mutebi is something of a standard-bearer for excellence at the university — a source of pride, affirmation and high expectation.
  • Warrior team takes home the top prize in the DIA Student Design Summit

    January 30, 2019
    Under the project name 51Eighty, the Warriors beat out 22 other teams from the University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, College for Creative Studies and Interlochen Center for the Arts. In addition to winning the main Cultural District Jury award, the Wayne State team also received the People’s Choice award, garnering the majority of the more than 1,500 votes from the public based on its video submission.
  • A new computer science study suggests peer code reviews affect gender diversity in software engineering

    January 29, 2019
    A research team guided by Amiangshu Bosu, assistant professor of computer science at WSU, examined a specific segment of the software engineering (SE) industry to uncover evidence of discriminatory or discouraging attitudes from male developers to their female counterparts.
  • Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project empowers local schoolchildren

    January 28, 2019
    Since launching as a pilot program in 2004, the Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project has accumulated more than 61,120 service tutoring hours, providing supplemental literacy education to hundreds of students from kindergarten to second grade.
  • Nursing research focuses on young patients and their readiness to have life and death conversations

    January 24, 2019
    Understanding adolescents’ and young adults’ acceptance of their situation and willingness to discuss it is important, both for caregivers and for family members who are often unsure of the emotional support their loved ones need.
  • Bryan Barnhill II and Anil Kumar installed to the Board of Governors

    January 23, 2019
    Surrounded by friends and family, Bryan Barnhill II and Anil Kumar, the two newest members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, were officially installed on Jan. 17 during a ceremony in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
  • Optimized computer-monitored video surveillance system increases consumer safety

    January 21, 2019
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Nabil J. Sarhan has had his patent approved for an automated video surveillance system to keep people safer. Sarhan’s patent works live; the system is constantly scanning for potential threats while allocating resources in such a way that optimizes the overall threat-detection accuracy. The surveillance system uses technologies such as facial and license plate recognition to recognize threats using high-quality video that the computer will analyze. The system also allows for certain areas observed by the cameras to be placed at a higher level of importance. Major benefits include an increase in system coverage with a dramatically reduced cost due to lower bandwidth and energy needs.
  • Community policing provides opportunities to connect to students, faculty and staff

    January 18, 2019
    A typical day on campus includes an abundance of pedestrian traffic as students, staff and visitors make their way to classes, offices, parking lots and events. Mixed in with the flood of travelers are horses, golf carts, Segways, bicycles and SUVs navigated by five law enforcement officers comprising Wayne State’s elite campus community officer program.
  • New Microsoft Corp. partnership will help create economic opportunities and strengthen Detroit’s ongoing revitalization.

    January 16, 2019
    Wayne State University and Microsoft Corp. announced a new partnership to pilot an employability skills program. The program will foster job-ready, employable talent for high-demand technical positions such as cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, AI engineering and more. Wayne State is part of a select group of universities globally involved in the pilot program. The goal is to create economic opportunities and a talent pipeline that will strengthen Detroit’s ongoing revitalization.
  • Students affected by government shutdown offered financial relief

    January 15, 2019
    As the partial federal government shutdown nears its third week, Wayne State University is announcing it will offer financial relief to students and students of families affected by the Washington gridlock. The shutdown has forced 800,000 federal employees to go on furlough or work without getting paid.
  • How machine learning can automate motivational interviewing

    January 14, 2019
    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a strategy used by clinical psychologists to elicit behavior change in patients through focused, goal-oriented counseling. An integral step in developing effective MI interventions is analysis of the counselor-patient interactions, which is traditionally done by hand.
  • Sofie: A smart operating system for Internet of Everything

    January 14, 2019
    The rise of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is rapidly changing computing, and as the connected things in our world become more of necessities than luxuries, the process of simplifying how people can manage this level of connectivity is important. Unlike personal computers, smartphones, and cloud-based systems — which often operate in a fixed environment and use data passively — Sofie is both data-oriented and things-oriented.
  • Packing up a pachyderm — the interesting history of Iki and the scholars who studied her

    January 10, 2019
    For 30 years, a fully assembled skeleton of a female Asian elephant named Iki has stood near the library lobby. Behind her bones, a colorful canvas painting depicts her alive, happily grazing in a green grassland among wild birds drinking from an idyllic stream — the kind of place an elephant scholar would love. The kind of place where Dr. Jeheskel Shoshani, Ph.D. ’86, spent his final days exploring and researching his favorite species.
  • Word Warriors releases their top ten picks for 2019

    January 7, 2019
    The beginning of the year is a time for resolutions. Some may vow to stop being such a slugabed and finally wake up early, heading to the gym to stop being so fubsy. Others may commit to get outside and enjoy some salubrious activities that cut through the anhedonia.
  • A living lab to define the future of intelligent transportation systems

    January 7, 2019
    The emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles will not only come from the evolution of traditional transportation, but from innovation in systems and infrastructure. As cars get smarter, so must the roadways on which they travel. Funded by a 2015 Wayne State seed grant, Stephen Remias is leading a project called ITSWayne, which will allow his research team to collect data crucial to intelligent transportation systems (ITS).