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  • The W awarded Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan grant

    September 14, 2017
    The W, Wayne State University’s campus food pantry, has been awarded a one-year, $34,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) to help combat the increasingly common issue of food insecurity among college students.
  • Wayne State ranked among top-tier national higher education institutions

    September 14, 2017
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top-tier higher education institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best National Universities ranking. The list includes the Best National Universities top-tier listing, composed of 300 institutions. Wayne State shared the 223 ranking with seven other institutions.
  • Long-time Wayne State University leaders support graduate education through philanthropic gift

    September 14, 2017
    Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean of the Graduate School, and her husband Dr. Deepak Kamat, professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, recently established the Ambika Mathur, Ph.D. and Deepak Kamat, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship to support the Wayne State University Graduate School. The funds will provide opportunities for all Wayne State University students to continue to pursue academic excellence through Ph.D. graduate programs.
  • NIH award addresses asthma care and outcomes in African-American children

    September 6, 2017
    A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
  • ‘Fantastic Four’ find new campus home

    September 6, 2017
    Wayne State employees in the Faculty/Administration Building (FAB) and students in the Towers Residential Suites have four new neighbors. The Fantastic Four — statues of Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac, Father Jacques Marquette, Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle and Father Gabriel Richard — have a new home and spruced-up surroundings. The statues were formerly located in front of St. Andrew’s Hall near General Lectures.
  • Business alumna blends art and marketing into a career

    September 6, 2017
    Rua Francis Oshana, a 2015 graduate of the Mike Ilitch School of Business, has used her marketing and business background to pursue a successful art career.
  • CFPCA alumnus named 2017 Student Academy Awards finalist

    August 29, 2017
    Darryl Shreve’s documentary ‘Free The Wall’ to become eligible for Oscars consideration.
  • Post-doctoral fellow awarded grant to examine the impact of martial arts therapy on childhood cancer patients

    August 24, 2017
    Hilary Marusak, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in Wayne State University’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, was awarded a Supportive Care Research grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest private founder of childhood cancer research. The one-year, $50,000 grant will support Marusak’s work studying whether a martial arts therapy that focuses on meditation and breathing techniques can reduce pain experienced by childhood cancer patients. Christine Rabinak, Ph.D., Felicity Harper, Ph.D., and Dr. Jeffrey Taub of WSU are study co-investigators.
  • College of Nursing receives Workforce Diversity grant to help increase education opportunities

    August 24, 2017
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing recently received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The four-year Workforce Diversity grant supports incoming freshmen to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Perinatology Research Branch celebrated its 25th anniversary

    August 18, 2017
    The mission of the PRB, which is part of the Division of Intramural Research, is to conduct research to understand the mechanisms of disease for obstetrical complications and develop diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies to reduce infant and maternal death, Dean Sobel added. Seminal contributions of the PRB in recent years include:
  • Medical students mentor Detroit children for lifetime of health

    August 18, 2017
    A group of Wayne State University School of Medicine medical students utilized part of their summer to mentor Detroit children and their families as volunteers for the Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program’s FitKids360 and related Fit Kids On the Move in the D program, preparing more than 100 participants for the Aug. 26 In the Cut 5K Fun Run/Walk in Detroit’s Chene Park.
  • CFPCA alumnus Jeffrey Tambor honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

    August 14, 2017
    Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning actor and CFPCA alumnus whose career has ranged from "The Larry Sanders Show" to "Transparent," was honored with the 2,617th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 8, 2017.
  • Global studies student hopes to help Detroit with technology

    August 14, 2017
    Tukel knows that even with the changes and growth that Detroit has gone through, there are still negative perceptions of the city that he wants to change. "360 Degree Detroit is a project where I'll be using a 360-degree camera to capture Detroit's culture and attractions for people to view in a virtual reality setting."
  • Researcher receives NSF grant to explore new ways to harvest solar energy

    August 10, 2017
    A Wayne State University researcher has received a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to converting plentiful solar energy into electricity or fuel.
  • Check out videos, stories and events that showcase how we make an impact through art, music, dance, theatre, communication and more.

    August 7, 2017
    Our main campus in Detroit's Cultural Center offers WSU students unparalleled access to world-class cultural resources including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. While Warriors study artistic expression, they have the opportunity to enrich the community through such initiatives as our mobile arts workshop, JazzWeek@Wayne and the Performance/Exchange artist-in-residence program.
  • WSU welcomes new Warriors and their families

    August 7, 2017
    Wayne State administrators, faculty and staff will welcome students and their families to the university’s 150th academic year during the annual New Student Convocation on Aug. 29. The event will be held on campus in the Max J. Pincus Court in front of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • CLAS student provides medical care in Ghana this summer

    August 4, 2017
    Pre-occupational therapy and psychology student Michelle Asiedu took the trip of a lifetime this summer — but don’t call it a vacation. Asiedu went to Ghana, West Africa, on a Medical Brigades trip with Wayne State.
  • STEM Innovation Learning Center project proposal receives state approval

    August 2, 2017
    A proposed STEM Innovation Learning Center, to be located in the Science and Engineering Library building, has advanced to the planning phase following funding approval by the State of Michigan.
  • Wayne State receives $1.9M NIH grant to research and find treatments for genetic disease that causes blindness

    July 25, 2017
    A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter – myelin – in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat.
  • $2.9M NSF grant prepares students for leadership positions addressing postindustrial urban challenges

    July 25, 2017
    On July 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation announced awards totaling $51 million to 17 projects that will develop and implement bold, new and potentially transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • Endowed research fund to benefit vulnerable infants and their families

    July 24, 2017
    Witnessing the power of research to improve lives throughout her career, Fry McComish and her husband, Philip, created the Dr. Judith Fry McComish and Philip A. McComish Endowed Research Fund at the College of Nursing to study socioemotional health and development of vulnerable infants and their families. The endowment will be used to fund research and evidence-based practice projects on infant mental health conducted by faculty members and nursing doctoral students.
  • President Wilson to go on a three-city, four-day cycling tour

    July 21, 2017
    Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson will embark on a three-city, four-day Road Warrior cycling tour that will take him to St. Clair on August 1, Midland on August 2 and DeWitt on August 3, before returning to campus on August 4. He will have cycled more than 400 miles by the time the tour is complete.
  • English student connects cultures with bilingual book

    July 19, 2017
    Christiana Castillo is a Wayne State senior, double majoring in English and peace and conflict studies. "Peace and justice have always been incredibly important topics to me, and WSU is the only university in Michigan that offers a peace and conflict studies undergraduate program," says Castillo. "I’ve always been passionate about writing, communicating and telling stories, so an English major seemed to be a great fit for me as well." 
  • Ford Motor Company Fund awards $50,000 for David DiChiera Scholarship at WSU's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

    July 17, 2017
    In honor of David DiChiera, founder and artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Ford Motor Company Fund and the MOT have established a $50,000 scholarship fund for aspiring music students at Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.
  • Research team receives DOD award to study genetic factors impacting type 2 diabetes in obesity

    July 13, 2017
    Type 2 diabetes is rising at an alarming rate in both general and military veteran populations. It is the most common endocrine disease, and causes severe health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and more. The disease kills more Americans yearly than breast cancer and AIDS combined, and imposes great financial burden on many.
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