News

  • WSUPD dispatchers 'lifeline' of department

    April 23, 2019
    “Unless someone is flagging an officer down, we’re the first to facilitate getting that person help,” said Wayne State University Police Department Officer Steven Heck, supervisor of communications and camera operations. “We do all the same things a traditional 911 call center would do, but we do much more than that.”
  • Rise Up Detroit preserves the history of city’s civil rights movement

    April 18, 2019
    To tell and preserve the stories of Detroit's civil rights pioneers, Junius Williams, founder of Rise Up North and civil rights activist, and Peter Blackmer, lead researcher for Rise Up North and a research fellow at the Detroit Equity Action Lab, are launching Rise Up Detroit. This online resource uses research and materials from Wayne State’s Reuther Library and other Detroit sources to tell stories of resistance through written, oral and visual materials from the civil rights and black power movements in Detroit.
  • President M. Roy Wilson receives Greek Glaucoma Society’s highest honor

    April 17, 2019
    President M. Roy Wilson, whose research has focused on glaucoma and blindness in populations from the Caribbean to West Africa, accepted the Gold Medal of Merit and Honor of A. Anagnostakis and A. Trantas during the 25th Glaucoma Congress, held April 11-13 in Athens.
  • Associate Professor Eranda Nikolla wins national award for women in science

    April 15, 2019
    Each year, the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recognizes five outstanding, early-to-midcareer women scientists with the Rising Star Award. Recipients are chosen at a national level and span all academic, industrial and governmental sectors of chemistry.
  • Gerontology director honored for work with older adults

    April 15, 2019
    Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, won the 2019 Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Clinical Geropsychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). As one of the country’s first-board certified clinical geropsychologists, he has contributed significantly to the practice of older adult psychology in areas including financial exploitation and vulnerability, Alzheimer’s disease, and late-life depression.
  • The W Food Pantry celebrates anniversary, growing impact

    April 10, 2019
    More than two years have passed since the W Food Pantry opened its doors on April 2, 2017.In that time, it’s served more than 1,300 students and distributed more than 20,000 pounds of food.
  • School of Medicine research team working to prevent preterm birth

    April 10, 2019
    Scientists working at the C.S. Mott Center for Growth and Development, Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, have discovered a way to control estrogen receptor changes in pregnancy, possibly leading to a therapy that could prevent preterm birth – the most significant cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the United States.
  • DetroitEd411 launches to help connect and engage the community around post-secondary education

    April 8, 2019
    Wayne State University has launched a new public information service — called DetroitEd411 — to provide the community with free, 24/7 access to resources about post-secondary education opportunities via Facebook Messenger. DetroitEd411 seeks to empower the community and strengthen the city’s workforce by providing guidance and resources addressing all tracks of education, including vocational training, GED opportunities, community colleges and traditional four-year institutions.
  • Biomedical research team is developing a non-invasive method to test for skin cancer

    April 8, 2019
    Avanaki is leading an international research team — including clinicians and engineers from Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Sharif University of Technology in Iran, AC Camargo Cancer Center in Brazil and Technical University of Denmark — to develop a novel non-invasive method for accurate detection of melanoma using optical coherence tomography (OCT). The findings from this study, partially funded by the American Cancer Society, were recently published in the Cancer Research Journal.
  • New Wayne Pediatrics announced along with the creation of the Urban Children’s Health Collaborative

    April 2, 2019
    After nearly two years of planning, Wayne State University has announced a significant investment in the creation of an Urban Children’s Health Collaborative (UCHC) – a community-based, multi-mission initiative with a focus on urban child and lifespan development that will foster individual, family and community health.
  • Historic David Mackenzie house is on the move

    April 2, 2019
    Wayne State University’s historic David Mackenzie house began its slow move to a new location on Monday, April 1. The move of the house is necessary to make space for the new $65 million Hilberry Gateway Performance Complex that will include the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center.
  • Detroit Hives beekeeping collective causing a buzz

    March 29, 2019
  • STEAM Challenge winners announced

    March 29, 2019
    The winners of the Wayne State University STEAM Challenge — a pitch competition where interdisciplinary student groups come together to bridge STEM disciplines with the arts, humanities and social sciences — were announced at the STEAM Challenge Final Pitch Competition on March 25. While officials initially planned to award $10,000 to the top winner, $3,000 for the second-place winner and $1,000 for the third-place winner, WSU Provost Keith Whitfield surprised all attendees by adding another $5,000 award, allowing four teams to take home prize money to help turn their ideas into a reality.
  • Tony Award-winning producer and Michigan native is the 2019 Apple Award honoree

    March 26, 2019
    The Apple Award, named for Sarah Applebaum Nederlander, is given by the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University on behalf of the Nederlander family.
  • M.D. seniors enjoy 98 percent residency match success rate

    March 25, 2019
    98.16 percent matched with a residency program for which they interviewed. M.D. students will fill residency slots in 26 different specialties, the top three being Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
  • Physics professor receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Nuclear Physics

    March 21, 2019
    The IUPAP Commissions seeks candidates for the Young Scientist Prize who have spent up to eight years conducting research after earning a Ph.D. Awardees will receive a medal, certificate and a monetary award. The IUPAP Commissions will sponsor a presentation at an international conference, according to its website.
  • Born to Be a Warrior program offers 100% free tuition for employees’ children

    March 20, 2019
    A new program will allow children of full-time employees to receive 100 percent free tuition/general fees for four years. The Born to Be a Warrior pilot scholarship program is for freshmen and transfer students who do not have a bachelor’s degree. The award is renewable for up to four years for those who qualify as freshmen (consideration can be given by the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional time). Students should apply by May 1 to be eligible for the fall 2019 semester, when the awards will first be given.
  • New online programs advance knowledge and skill in artificial intelligence and blockchain

    March 18, 2019
    Amesite, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based artificial intelligence software company, recently announced a partnership with Wayne State University to offer six-week programs tailored to engineers seeking the latest innovations and applications of this technology.
  • Michigan's frigid weather ignites a new research project for WSU's geology chair and team

    March 15, 2019
    For Department of Geology chair Mark Baskaran, Michigan’s recent Polar Vortex brought more than just a couple of welcome days at home — it sparked a research idea. Inspired by the frigid weather, Baskaran wondered what environmental secrets lie in the ice coating Lake St. Clair. Specifically, he wanted to know what concentrated materials — atmospheric and sediment — could be found in the ice that forms near the shore of a body of water.
  • Ilitch School supply chain team excels at the 'biathlon of case competitions'

    March 13, 2019
    A group of four global supply chain management students from Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business was named division champion and placed among four finalists at the 2019 Weber State University supply chain skills competition in Ogden, Utah.
  • University archives tell Detroit's story

    March 12, 2019
    As media the world over sought reflections last year on the life and death of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, few probably realized how often it was archivists at Wayne State University who provided the looking glass.
  • TeachDETROIT residency program embeds aspiring teachers in city schools

    March 11, 2019
    By applying a discerning, clinical approach to training, TeachDETROIT turns Detroit public schools into equal parts training grounds and classrooms for its WSU cohorts. Participants enroll for up to 12 months in the program, splitting time between classwork on campus and training alongside veteran teachers in public school classrooms. Established in 2015, TeachDETROIT has become a model program for education experts nationwide and a vital asset to the Detroit Public School Community District, which has grappled with shortages of capable teachers and other resources for years.
  • Finding new treatments for resistant kidney cancers with nanomedicine

    March 7, 2019
    Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a three-year, $611,475 Idea Development Award as an Early Career Investigator from the Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program to research renal cell carcinoma and look for new treatment strategies.
  • President Wilson testifies before House higher education appropriations subcommittee

    March 5, 2019
    Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson made a compelling case for increased higher education funding in general, and for Wayne State in particular, on Feb. 28, when he testified before the Michigan House of Representatives higher education appropriations subcommittee in Lansing.
  • Prof. David Goldberg on life, times of late activist and former student General Baker

    March 4, 2019
    While the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s is rightly credited with fostering numerous gains among African Americans over the past half century, the attendant labor movements of that era are regarded by many as playing a vital — albeit less prominent — role in the advancement of racial equity. Now, Wayne State University associate professor David Goldberg is shining a spotlight on the labor struggles of the era with an upcoming book about late activist (and former WSU student) General Gordon Baker, founder of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and inarguably one of the most influential Detroit labor organizers of the late 20th century.