News

  • School of Medicine researchers examine the role of glutamate in aging cognitive diseases

    June 19, 2018
    As people around the world live longer, the prevalence of age-associated cognitive disorders is growing. Alzheimer’s disease, for which advanced age is the most significant risk factor, defies all therapeutic efforts.
  • Honors College Dean John Corvino comes full circle

    June 14, 2018
    While finishing his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, Corvino accepted a one-year temporary lecturer contract at Wayne State University. He didn’t know what it would lead to, but was excited he’d be gainfully employed. Twenty years later, that decision turned into a deanship. On June 1, Corvino officially became dean of Wayne State’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College. He succeeds founding Dean Jerry Herron, who led the college since 2008.
  • Baroudeur training rides bring the Warrior community together

    June 13, 2018
    In preparation for the fourth annual Baroudeur — Wayne State’s cycling event in support of student scholarships and the HIGH Program — a group of dedicated and diverse cyclists gathers for weekly training rides on Tuesday evenings. The training rides, which preview much of what participants will see during the Baroudeur on Aug. 18, have brought together many members of the Wayne State community.
  • Wayne State University board approves 2019 budget; tuition increase below state tuition cap

    June 8, 2018
    Innovative new financial aid programs designed to enhance student success, improve affordability.
  • Wayne State to partner with cutting-edge STEM program on initiative for Detroit high schoolers

    June 6, 2018
    In an effort to encourage first-generation and underrepresented local high school students to pursue careers in math and science, Wayne State University will partner with the groundbreaking SMASH program to host the inaugural summer of the college preparatory academy on campus next month.
  • Legionnaires update: Remediation plan underway as active bacteria identified in preliminary results

    June 6, 2018
    Preliminary results have identified cooling towers on three campus buildings that have tested positive for legionella. We are taking immediate action and will continue testing throughout campus. For details, visit go.wayne.edu/legionnaires.
  • Anthropology student finds Detroit's message in a bottle

    June 4, 2018
    Pajor, now a master’s student at Wayne State, isn’t so much concerned with what’s inside the bottle as she is with the outside of it. Her classes and professors have led her toward a love for excavating and researching beer bottles in Detroit.
  • Karrington Seals voted to the CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team

    June 4, 2018
    Wayne State University senior hurdler Karrington Seals (Farmington Hills, Mich. / North Farmington) was voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® First Team for Women's Track & Field/Cross Country as selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
  • Ebeid Scholarship supports students from diverse backgrounds and their career goals in business and engineering

    June 1, 2018
    The Ebeid Family Fund Scholarship housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, an ACCESS Institution, offers $2,500 awards for qualifying Arab American, African American or Latino students enrolled in business or engineering at WSU.
  • Wayne State offers former students with debt — but no degree — a way back

    May 30, 2018
    Wayne State University today launched the Warrior Way Back program, a novel approach to re-engage students who left the university with debt and without a degree. In creating a new approach to university debt forgiveness, the Warrior Way Back will allow returning students to complete their degrees, meet growing demand for an educated workforce and support Detroit’s economic renaissance.
  • FAB employee diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. Building being checked as a potential source

    May 29, 2018
  • School of Medicine research team make key discovery in fatty liver disease

    May 25, 2018
    A research team at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has found an underlying link to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity and diabetes that nearly one-third of Americans carry in their systems.
  • College of Nursing to expand BSN training through team- and community-based primary care with $2.6M grant

    May 25, 2018
    In Detroit and across the nation, the need for nurses who practice on community-based primary care and public health teams is growing. As health care moves from hospital settings to the community, these teams will need RNs working to the full scope of their license, particularly in an urban setting.
  • Wayne State names new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    May 18, 2018
    Wayne State University Provost Keith Whitfield has announced the appointment of Stephanie Hartwell as the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She will begin work in Wayne State’s largest college on Aug. 1, 2018.
  • Engineering researchers collaborate on breakthrough microsensor design

    May 17, 2018
    Wireless microsensors have enabled new ways to monitor our environment by allowing users to measure spaces previously off limits to research, such as toxic areas, vehicle components, or remote areas in the human body. Researchers, however, have been stymied by limited improvements in the quality of data and sensitivity of these devices stemming from challenges associated with the environments they operate in and the need for sensors with extremely small footprints.
  • Michigan's top research universities conduct $1.64B in infrastructure R&D to deliver real-world solutions

    May 16, 2018
    Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)—a combination of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University—worked with Lansing, Mich.-based Public Sector Consultants on this year’s annual sector report about public infrastructure. The report—Foundation for the Future: URC Contributions to Infrastructure Improvement—uses the framework developed by the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission to detail the URC’s contributions in research and development, talent development and technology transfer to infrastructure challenges in water, mobility, energy and communications.
  • WSU’s Sharon Tse volunteers her time and talent to help heal kids through song

    May 14, 2018
    In addition to her role as a strategy and performance improvement consultant within Wayne State’s Finance and Business Operations, Tse is a musician who volunteers with the nonprofit organization Lost Voices. The group — which includes professional folk and blues musicians — helps empower kids who have experienced trauma find hope and healing by creating a safe atmosphere where they can express themselves through music.
  • Generations of empowered women transforming lives

    May 11, 2018
    The Wayne State history in the family of Virginia Baumgartner-King, M.S.W. ’69 spans more than a century and includes four generations of women whose education empowered them to achieve financial independence and enjoy successful careers helping others.
  • Wayne State, TechTown, NextEnergy launch technology innovation consortium

    May 9, 2018
    Wayne State University has made a $6.6 million investment in Detroit Urban Solutions, a technology innovation consortium dedicated to developing cutting-edge solutions to challenges facing Detroit and other urban areas.
  • The Kresge Foundation powers new investment fund at WSU

    May 1, 2018
    Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience
  • Wayne State researchers working with U.S. Army to optimize vehicle engine performance

    May 1, 2018
    Army missions can be drastically impacted due to engine failures caused by erosion in fuel injectors. Fuel injectors are used in both air and ground vehicles that have reciprocating (piston) and gas turbine engines.
  • Heart Walk coach fueled by personal connection to Wayne State University history

    April 26, 2018
    While other 5-year-olds were enjoying their summer vacation, Julie Miller spent hers recovering from open-heart surgery. Born in 1956 with a heart defect, Miller’s earliest memories are filled with acute asthma attacks and hospital stays in oxygen tents. The attacks became so severe that during the summer of ‘61, when she was rushed to the hospital for another asthma attack, her pediatrician knew something drastic had to be done.
  • Admissions counselor helps students start Warrior Strong

    April 23, 2018
    In the 14 years that Vanessa Reynolds has been a Wayne State admissions counselor, she has experienced many changes on campus and among incoming students. One thing, though, has remained consistent: her message to students who may feel overwhelmed by the university admissions process.
  • Wayne State Farmers Market returns this summer

    April 23, 2018
    After a yearlong hiatus, the Wayne State University Farmers Market will return June 6. The market will be in a new location on the corner of Woodward and Warren. The construction on Cass limited the market traffic in prior years, and the larger grassy space at Woodward and Warren will allow for expansion.
  • ‘Veteran Friendly’ designation awarded to Wayne State

    April 19, 2018
    Wayne State University has earned the “Veteran Friendly” designation in recognition of the quality of its programs and services offered to military veteran students. The survey, conducted by The Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency, uses seven criteria to determine the level of support provided to student veterans and military-connected students on campus. Military-connected students include veteran spouses and dependents, along with National Guard, Reservists and active duty service members.