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  • HackWSU kicks off Detroit Startup Week with the third annual event

    May 18, 2017
    Wayne State University is hosting its third annual hackathon: HackWSU 2017, May 19-21. The event is sponsored by Wayne State's entrepreneurial resource office, Innovation Warriors and is being powered by AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hackathon organizers, and the local Detroit tech community.
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of 80 Southeast Michigan small-business owners

    May 15, 2017
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit celebrates the graduation of 80 small-business owners who have completed a rigorous education, coaching and business support module and are ready to deepen their contributions to Southeast Michigan’s economy.
  • New app launched to help incoming students succeed

    May 15, 2017
    Wayne State University is offering students an innovative way to stay on track as they work toward graduation — from their phones. The new Guide mobile app will be introduced to incoming Warriors during orientation on May 13, making Wayne State the first university in Michigan to offer this exciting, student-centered technology.
  • C&IT connects to campus through volunteering

    May 15, 2017
    Last fall, after reviewing Distinctively Wayne State, the institution’s strategic plan, Daren Hubbard, chief information officer and associate vice president for computing and information technology (C&IT), started thinking about how C&IT could engage the plan’s strategic focus on community engagement.
  • Wayne State receives $7.5M NIH renewal for environmental center

    May 5, 2017
    Wayne State University received notice from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health of the $7.5 million renewal for five years of the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES). The previous NIH grant for CURES totaled $2.4 million for three years.
  • Commencement ceremonies celebrating more than 4,000 graduates will take place on May 9 and 10.

    May 5, 2017
    More than 4,000 Wayne State University students have applied for graduation, concluding the university's 149th academic year. The spring 2017 commencement will feature six ceremonies over two days on Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, in Detroit.
  • Wayne State joins the Detroit Commuter Challenge 2017

    April 27, 2017
    Wayne State University is excited to announce its support for the Detroit Commuter Challenge in 2017. The Challenge encourages single-passenger drivers to try a more sustainable and healthy mode of travel to work during the month of May.
  • Innovative partnership increases exposure for Detroit’s largest archival repository

    April 26, 2017
    Historical materials preserved at the Walter P. Reuther Library are receiving increased exposure and research use through an innovative partnership with the Digital Publishing Unit in the University Library System.
  • Wayne State alum tackles issues of water access

    April 26, 2017
    In the summer of 2014, the City of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) faced widespread scrutiny after shutting off water to more than 20,000 residential customers unable to pay their water bills. Abess Makki wanted to help the city counter the negative attention while providing residents with tools to better manage water usage and costs.
  • Wayne State University Police Department to add a mounted unit

    April 19, 2017
    Officers Brandon Murphy and Lynnette Scott, both experienced riders, are concluding training and will soon begin patrolling campus a few days a week, year round.
  • Center For Health And Community Impact leads Healthy Kids Clubs

    April 18, 2017
    Healthy Kids Clubs are one of six components of a healthy school initiative called Building Healthy Communities. The program is a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Center for Health and Community Impact at WSU, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and the Michigan Fitness Foundation to improve the current and future health of elementary school students.
  • In-depth series written by former Wayne State University journalism student wins Pulitzer Prize

    April 12, 2017
    An in-depth series written by a former Wayne State University journalism student for the New York Daily News in collaboration with ProPublica has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for public service, the most prestigious award in journalism. The series, written by investigative reporter Sarah Ryley, exposed the New York Police Department’s widespread abuse of eviction rules to force hundreds of people — many of them poor minorities — from their homes over alleged criminal activities.
  • Faculty, staff and students who serve others were honored at the Spirit of Community Awards

    April 11, 2017
    In total, there were 92 nominations submitted for the inaugural Spirit of Community Awards. A panel of one student, one staff member, one faculty member, one alumnus and one community leader evaluated nominations for each award, for a total of 20 judges across the four awards.
  • Journalism Institute for Media Diversity Spirit of Diversity Awards Honors New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Bridge Magazine Reporter Chastity Pratt-Dawsey

    April 7, 2017
    Each spring the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Journalism Area of the Department of Communication, bestows the Spirit of Diversity Award on a journalist whose professional contributions have been national in scope and have advanced the cause of diversifying issues covered in America’s news media.
  • Wayne State task force, police officers work to decrease fatal overdoses

    April 7, 2017
    A Wayne State task force formed in July 2016 to study the safe use of controlled medications has helped reduce the number of fatal overdoses involving heroin and prescription opioids, according to the university’s Associate Vice President of Government Health Affairs Doug Skrzyniarz.
  • Internationals @ Wayne State connects students studying abroad

    March 31, 2017
    Nurturing intercultural friendships is what it’s all about for a new student organization, Internationals @ Wayne State, formed by German graduate student Constanze Sabathil to connect students from around the globe who are calling Detroit ‘home’ for a semester or more.
  • Campus pantry, The W, set to open April 2

    March 31, 2017
    Wayne State University’s campus pantry, The W, will open on Sunday, April 2. The pantry will provide perishable and nonperishable goods, toiletries, women’s hygiene products and other supplies to WSU students facing food insecurities.
  • College of Education's Center for Health and Community Impact awarded youth wellness grant by Target

    March 31, 2017
    The center — which seeks to improve community health and vitality through leadership and advancement of research, programs and policies for healthy living — will use the award to support its collaboration with Brilliant Detroit, which integrates healthy living opportunities and education into “Kid Success Neighborhoods” where place-based resources are made readily available to families.
  • Check out videos, stories and events that showcase how we make an impact through technological and entrepreneurial ingenuity.

    March 30, 2017
    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.
  • Technical Writing Initiative provides marketing support to community organizations via TechTown

    March 23, 2017
    Launched in 2015, The Technical Writing Initiative is being developed alongside the rhetoric and composition program’s award-winning Community Writing Initiative, in which WSU students provide communications and marketing support to community organizations.
  • $3.8M NIH grant to Wayne State aims to find new treatment for PTSD

    March 22, 2017
    A team of researchers from Wayne State University has been awarded a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health that aims to investigate the cannabinoid system as a potential pharmacological target for improving the learning that goes on in therapy and increasing the efficacy and durability of exposure therapy in treating PTSD by shortening treatment while strengthening and prolonging positive results.
  • Wayne State recognized for transfer student initiatives

    March 16, 2017
    Wayne State is one of only 65 institutions selected. Winners were chosen based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships and financial aid, student engagement opportunities, and institutional priorities.
  • College of Nursing makes impressive gains in U.S. News & World Report rankings

    March 15, 2017
    U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings today, naming the college’s M.S.N. program No. 48 in the country, up from No. 70 the previous year, and its D.N.P. program No. 38 in the country, up from No. 62. These rankings recognize Wayne State’s graduate nursing programs as the second highest in Michigan.
  • Wayne State partners with Raise.me to connect with high school students earlier

    March 13, 2017
    The exciting new program allows prospective students to earn scholarships from Wayne State ranging from $150 to $3,000, based on their progress and accomplishments throughout high school. Eligible students can start earning micro-scholarships as early as ninth grade for various achievements such as maintaining a GPA above 3.5, completing an AP course, scoring well on the SAT or ACT, visiting WSU’s campus, volunteering in their community, and participating in an extracurricular activity or sport.
  • Wayne State researchers suggest that brain networks at ‘rest’ are in readiness for ‘action’

    March 10, 2017
    Just as a sprinter’s body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simplest of behaviors.
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