News

  • Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation

    July 27, 2015
    Wayne State was commended for providing safety and security measures that ensure lower rates of criminal incidents and behavior. The WSU Police Department (WSUPD), in particular, is noted for programs it has developed and administered for students and staff.
  • Public relations program receives advantageous national accreditation

    July 22, 2015
    The national governing board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awarded its Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) to the undergraduate public relations program in Wayne State University’s Department of Communication. Wayne State’s public relations program has been certified as one of only two in Michigan to achieve this prestigious status and is the only one throughout metropolitan Detroit to hold this credential.
  • Wayne State University scientists partner to provide stewardship for the Great Lakes

    July 21, 2015
    Scientists at Wayne State University from the College of Engineering, School of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Education and the Law School have teamed up to provide stewardship for the Detroit-area region of the Great Lakes. This group of Wayne State University faculty and research personnel comprises the Urban Watershed and Environmental Research Group (UWERG) whose aim is to exemplify leadership of watershed research and management in our urban environment.
  • College of Nursing introduces Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

    July 17, 2015
    Geared specifically to military veteran students who are interested in becoming nurses, the program is designed for veterans who have earned at least 30 college credits and maintained an overall 3.0 grade point average.
  • WSU receives $1.9 million NIH grant for enhancing EPC-based cell therapy for vascular diseases

    July 17, 2015
    The five year, $1.9 million grant (1R01HL128647) titled "Chemokine Signaling in EPC Angiogenesis: A Role of Lysine Methylation," aims to provide valuable information and potential therapeutic targets for enhancing endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)-based cell therapy for certain vascular diseases, as well as advance the field of chemokine receptor biology.
  • Wayne State fencer and assistant coach to compete in World Championships

    July 14, 2015
    Sophomore Ziad Elsissy (Alexandria, Egypt), who earned Second Team All-America accolades in March after placing seventh out of 24 fencers participating in the men's sabre competition at the 2015 NCAA Collegiate Championship, will represent his native Egypt in both the individual and team competitions this week. WSU assistant coach Anatolie Senic, who recently finished his sixth season as a member of Maestro Jerzy Radz's staff, will represent Moldova in the men's senior foil competition. Senic will be one of 157 participants competing on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Emergency Medicine study to examine minimizing brain injury in resuscitated patients

    July 10, 2015
    The American Heart Association has awarded a two-year, $143,000 grant-in-aid to the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Thomas Sanderson, Ph.D., and collaborator and co-investigator Maik Hüttemann, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, to investigate a novel therapy for cardiac arrest-induced brain injury.
  • Wayne State student tabbed for summer White House internship

    July 9, 2015
    Journalism major Tim Carroll has been named a White House intern for the summer of 2015, according to a press release from the White House. Carroll, the former editor of the student newspaper The South End at Wayne State University, is one of 149 students from 78 universities named to the prestigious internship, according to the release.
  • WSU receives $1.25 million NIH grant to study diabetes drug's role in reversing preeclampsia

    July 8, 2015
    Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant funds new study model

    July 2, 2015
    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to explore a new model of MS pathology. Alexander Gow, Ph.D., the Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Fellow Professor and associate director of the WSU Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, will use the three-year, $663,959 grant for his study, “Neurodegeneration associated with metabolic stress in oligodendrocytes.”
  • SAE Warrior Racing named top team in Michigan, ranked 12th nationally at Formula West Competition

    June 26, 2015
    The Wayne State University College of Engineering’s SAE Warrior Racing team shined at the Formula West Competition, earning 12thplace nationally. The team bested local competitors such as Kettering University, Oakland University, Michigan State University and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to become the top team in the state.
  • Wayne State University FY2016 budget focuses on student experience

    June 26, 2015
    Wayne State University’s Board of Governors today approved a $602 million operating budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for a tuition increase of $10.75 per credit hour, or 3.2 percent, which complies with the state’s tuition cap.
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant aims to assure food safety in Detroit's urban gardens

    June 24, 2015
    A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has recently launched an initiative to determine the prevalence of contaminants in urban agriculture soil in Detroit, establish linkages among the contaminants and identify the agricultural risk factors for the contamination.
  • Wayne State student, Starbucks barista generates buzz with coffee competition

    June 23, 2015
    To hear Jasmine Hect speak about coffee is akin to hearing a sommelier discuss wine. The 21-year-old Wayne State student and Starbucks barista’s knowledge of the caffeinated bean would enlighten even the most ardent cup of joe consumer. It’s this expertise (along with her gregarious personality) that helped get Hect to the 2015 Starbucks Barista Championships. She was chosen from all of the licensed Starbucks store baristas in Michigan and northern Ohio to compete in the regional competition that takes place July 15-16 in York, Pennsylvania.
  • WSU and Children's Hospital researchers identify cancer trigger

    June 22, 2015
    Two medical researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of cancer.
  • WSU receives $1.025M from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation for clean water and air quality initiatives

    June 18, 2015
    The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy Urban Waters initiative through the College of Engineering received $650,000 to accelerate development of the Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training (HEART) field stations that promote collaborative water research and community education in the Huron-to-Erie corridor.
  • Wayne State research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology

    June 16, 2015
    A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room.
  • Wayne State partners with Chinese university to conduct MRI training

    June 9, 2015
    Wayne State University has formalized an agreement with East China Normal University (ECNU) to develop a joint and cooperative MRI research training program in biomedical engineering, physics and magnetic resonance imaging research. Faculty, researchers and students from both institutions are working with Siemens MR equipment and will benefit from this partnership.
  • Warrior student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom

    June 5, 2015
    Nineteen (19) student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.00 term GPA with nearly 55 percent of Warrior student-athletes receiving above a 3.00 for the recently completed Winter semester.
  • WSU EcoCar 3 team represents Michigan in competition

    June 4, 2015
    EcoCAR 3 is a four-year collegiate engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. The WSU team represents Detroit, the only university in the state of Michigan participating in the competition. The team is made up of over 30 undergraduate and graduate students from engineering and communications
  • Research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology

    June 4, 2015
    A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room.
  • Partnership between Wayne State and MDOT is saving lives on highways

    June 4, 2015
    In 2008, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), acting on the recommendation of a previous Wayne State TRG study, started a major rumble strip program for two-lane, high-speed rural highways. Centerline and shoulder rumble strips were installed on all MDOT rural, non-freeway highways with posted speed limits of 55 mph and appropriate paved lane and shoulder widths. To date, MDOT has placed 5,700 miles of centerline rumble strips and 1,700 miles of shoulder rumble strips.
  • Developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

    May 30, 2015
  • Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy

    May 28, 2015
    With more than $2.1 billion in research and development annually, the University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters. The URC’s members — Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — engage 12,000 world-class faculty members and 35,000 graduate students, elevating their undergraduate programs and supporting regional economies.
  • Start your engines: Wayne State students tapped to run Grand Prix social media

    May 27, 2015
    A group of Wayne State communication students will be the social media voice for this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.