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  • Wayne State Word Warriors releases 2017 list

    January 3, 2017
    If 2016 was enough to stultify you into a state of acedia and make you long for the bucolic days of youth, have no fear — the Wayne State University Word Warriors are here to lift your spirits.
  • Wayne State launching new data science and analytics master's program next fall

    January 3, 2017
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors recently approved the establishment of a new, highly innovative Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics (MSDSBA) program, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Admission will begin in January in anticipation of the program’s fall 2017 launch.
  • WSU leads groundbreaking research on preterm birth

    December 23, 2016
    In a recent study published in the premier biomedical research journal Nature Medicine, a team of researchers led by Wayne State University’s Kang Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine, discovered the critical function of a type of mother’s immune cells — B lymphocytes — in resisting preterm birth triggered by inflammation.
  • Driving simulator lab helps researchers, drivers understand distractions

    December 19, 2016
    Distracted driving is a significant contributor to motor vehicle accidents and fatalities, and texting is a big part of driver distraction that continues to be on the rise. But texting isn’t the only way today’s motorists can lose sight of the road. The effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs (both prescription and illegal), environmental hazards, and age can prove to be just as costly behind the wheel. Researchers in Wayne State University’s occupational therapy and pharmaceutical sciences departments in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) continually test the above effects and more — all within the safe confines of a 2001 full-size sedan.
  • Wayne State University invites public comment as part of accreditation process

    December 16, 2016
    Wayne State University invites the public to submit comments related to the quality of the university and its academic programs as part of a periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
  • Biological science professor wins crowdfunding competition to support ongoing cave beetle research

    December 13, 2016
    Friedrich, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wayne State University, has been studying a specific species of cave beetle (Ptomaphagus hirtus) for nearly 10 years and in that time the project has evolved significantly.
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors approves sale of former Criminal Justice Building, redevelopment planned

    December 2, 2016
    On Dec. 2, 2016, the Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously approved the $2 million sale of a six-story building located at 6001 Cass Avenue, commonly known as the former Criminal Justice Building.
  • Theatre and Dance at Wayne welcomes guest Broadway Sound Designer Beth Lake to A Christmas Carol Design Team, premiering Friday, Dec. 2

    December 1, 2016
    WSU’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance kicks of the 2016 holiday season by welcoming guest Sound Designer Beth Lake to the set of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. The show opens December 2, 2016 at the Bonstelle Theatre and runs until Sunday, December 18.
  • School of Medicine’s Dr. Phillip Levy tapped to help lead new hospital cardiovascular accreditation collaboration

    December 1, 2016
    United States hospitals and other health care institutions will soon have access to a single set of cardiovascular accreditation services through a new collaboration between the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that is being developed with the help of Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.
  • Information on services for WSUPD Officer Collin Rose

    November 26, 2016
    Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil on Nov. 29 to honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Collin Rose. Public visitation will be held on Nov. 30 and the funeral is on Dec. 1.
  • Donations being accepted in memory of fallen WSUPD Officer Collin Rose

    November 25, 2016
    In the wake of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's tragic death, many people have inquired about donating funds.
  • New global studies major offers students the world

    November 23, 2016
    “Global studies is about giving students an accurate picture of what is going on in the world,” said Kline. “Who knows, it could prevent another Cold War.”
  • CFPCA Dean Matthew Seeger receives NCA Division of Organizational Communication Service Engagement Award

    November 22, 2016
    The award is given to outstanding teachers and those who promote and model community engagement.
  • Check out videos, stories and events that showcase our drive for innovation in the automotive and manufacturing industries

    November 22, 2016
    Detroit is the birthplace of the auto industry. While the city is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, the region remains a global leader in manufacturing and automotive production. Wayne State’s position as a major urban research university is driving innovation in these areas.
  • Ford Customer Service Division creates endowed scholarship in the College of Engineering

    November 21, 2016
    A $35,000 gift from the Ford Motor Company has established an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University’s College of Engineering to support students pursuing degrees in engineering or STEM-related fields. Scholarships will support financially challenged students and those who have participated in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) or any of the College of Engineering’s Office of Community Engagement’s K-12 outreach programs.
  • A Year of Moments showcases the impact of gifts on WSU

    November 15, 2016
    In the past year, the generosity of Wayne State University’s alumni and friends has been unprecedented. Learn about some of the life-changing moments these gifts have made possible at WSU through A Year of Moments, the annual Pivotal Moments impact report.
  • WDET-FM launches Created Equal podcast

    November 15, 2016
    Created Equal will be co-hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning commentator Stephen Henderson and award-winning audio producer/journalist Laura Weber-Davis.
  • Timmy Global Health WSU offers all students the chance to impact global health equity

    November 11, 2016
    “This group encourages students to think globally. I think globalization really humanizes people — it goes beyond national borders and lets you learn that we, as humans, have a lot in common,” said Jorge Chinea, who serves as the group’s faculty advisor in addition to his roles as associate professor of history and director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. “A lot of students see what’s going on in the world and they come to realize there’s a lot of need for goodwill ambassadors outside of the U.S. Timmy Global Health gives them the opportunity to help themselves grow and help others at the same time.”
  • The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present "Light as a Feather"

    November 8, 2016
    The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, is pleased to present Light as a Feather, an installation by Beili Liu at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU, November 8 through December 16, 2016.
  • Studies reveal WSU-conceived non-invasive prenatal genetic test is accurate five weeks into pregnancy

    November 7, 2016
    The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Researchers show genetic variants and environmental exposures influence health

    November 3, 2016
    Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics have shown for the first time the extent by which interactions between environmental exposures and genetic variation across individuals have a significant impact on human traits and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity, strengthening the case for precision medicine initiatives.
  • Record fundraising year creates more Pivotal Moments at Wayne State

    November 2, 2016
    “Gifts to the Pivotal Moments campaign allow us to strengthen our university and truly be a place where all students have an opportunity to succeed,” said President M. Roy Wilson. “Because of where we are, who we are and what we do, Wayne State can be a leader in Detroit’s revitalization and a model for other public urban research universities.”
  • WDET GM Michelle Srbinovich receives Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement

    October 28, 2016
    The award is given by the University Station Alliance (USA) and recognizes an individual’s attempts to make a greater impact in their community and their industry as a public media professional. Srbinovich received the honor Oct. 27 at the USA’s Super-Regional Meeting in Pittsburgh. In addition to the award, she received a check for $1,500.
  • Math Corps receives national award for commitment to Detroit kids

    October 26, 2016
    Founded in 1991, Math Corps is a combined academic and mentoring program for Detroit Public School students in grades 6-12. It features a summer camp, year-round Saturday programs and enrichment courses for elementary school children. In its 25 years, Math Corps has helped thousands of Detroit's inner-city kids graduate from high school and go on to college.
  • Mechanical engineering alumnus making multilayered impact on auto industry and Detroit community

    October 21, 2016
    The ties to the Motor City run deep for Yanssens, one of three Wayne State alumni set to be enshrined in the College of Engineering Hall of Fame in November. He has spent his entire life here and worked at General Motors for more than three decades. For the last three years, Yanssens has served as chief engineer of GM’s large luxury cars unit, and recently led an international effort to develop the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, which is being built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center (D-HAM) and at SGM in Shanghai.