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  • Beyond the News: Flu facts and fallacies

    February 19, 2018
    Is there still time to protect yourself from this season’s virulent flu strains? Absolutely, says Patricia Brown, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., professor of internal medicine for the Wayne State University of School of Medicine, and associate chief of staff for medicine at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. We asked Brown — a recipient of the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians — to set the record straight on such matters as why some people still get the flu even though they were vaccinated, whether the flu shot actually causes the flu, and how the Wayne State Physician Group pulls out all the stops to protect patients from getting the flu.
  • CFPCA's graduating actors presenting series at New York City Theatre Showcase and Alumni Gathering

    February 14, 2018
    Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts’ graduating actors will present a series of short scenes at the 2018 New York City Theatre Showcase and Alumni Gathering. The event, designed to display students’ talents to agents and other industry professionals, will take place on March 14.
  • WSU medical library debuts extensive exhibit on African-American history at School of Medicine

    February 5, 2018
    In observance of Black History Month, a new exhibit opening Feb. 1 at Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library at 320 E. Canfield St. in Detroit will explore and celebrate the significant contributions of African-Americans to the university’s School of Medicine, which was founded in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College and graduated its first African-American student a year later.
  • Registration now open for 2018 Baroudeur

    February 5, 2018
    The 2018 Baroudeur, Wayne State University’s fourth annual cycling event, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Registration is now open.
  • Exciting changes, renovations on the horizon for Housing and Residential Life

    February 5, 2018
    There are more reasons than ever to make Wayne State University’s campus home, and students interested in living on campus for the 2018-19 school year can complete an online application beginning Feb. 1 at housing.wayne.edu.
  • Alumnus cracks the code — for himself and countless others

    February 5, 2018
    Born blind, Nemeth excelled academically by using Braille to make his way through school — all the way to a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. But his efforts to study advanced mathematics were thwarted by Braille’s limitations, including the lack of code for square roots and computation symbols, a confusion between numbers and letters, and no way to tackle differential calculus. So Nemeth solved his own problem.
  • Gretchen Valade increases commitment to Wayne State jazz program to $9.5 million

    February 5, 2018
    Gretchen Valade, noted philanthropist and chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, has committed $2 million to create an additional performance space in the future Gretchen Valade Jazz Center at Wayne State University. With this gift, Wayne State will update the current Studio Theatre located in the Hilberry Theatre basement, renaming it the Jazz Underground.
  • Research presents new information about Flint water crisis

    February 5, 2018
    Based on a detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) research team found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County, Michigan, can be attributed to the change in the City of Flint’s drinking water supply to the Flint River.
  • Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance announces its 2018-19 season

    January 22, 2018
    The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance has unveiled its 2018-2019 season, featuring Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and musical plus the 90th anniversary of Dance at Wayne.
  • WSU launches campuswide hand-washing campaign

    January 22, 2018
    “Our main goal with this campaign is to provide education about the importance of hand-washing in keeping the campus community healthy and focused on academic success,” explained Ann Rayford, chief nursing officer at the CHC. “This campaign is also a good reminder for all Wayne State community members that proper hand-washing is an important method to prevent the transmission of influenza and hepatitis A.”
  • Professor Jeffrey Martin writes the book on disability and sport

    January 18, 2018
    Jeffrey Martin, professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies in Wayne State’s College of Education, recently published the first textbook on disability and sport and exercise psychology. Martin has dedicated his academic life to this field and spent the past 10 years compiling research done by himself and others into one text.
  • Engineering graduate students recognized by IEEE for machine learning research

    January 18, 2018
    Two graduate students in the College of Engineering received awards for their respective research papers in December at the International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA) in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Wayne State University to partner with Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 16

    January 12, 2018
    Wayne State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Wayne State Law School’s Detroit Equity Action Lab, and the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement will host a series of events on WSU’s main campus in an effort to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society.
  • Wayne State University announces Sesquicentennial Celebration kickoff

    January 12, 2018
    President M. Roy Wilson will help kick off the festivities, which will culminate in a showcase of WSU’s history through inspired student performances. The event will also include the debut of a commemorative video and the unveiling of “Wayne State University at 150” at the Walter P. Reuther Library. A special birthday cake will be served to all attendees.
  • WSU wins national and state college flu vaccination challenges

    January 10, 2018
    Wayne State University has won both the inaugural Alana Yaksich National College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) 2017-18 Michigan College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge for medium-sized schools. This represents the fourth consecutive win for Wayne State University in the statewide challenge.
  • Detroit Police Department and Wayne State University announce leadership training program for active law enforcement personnel

    January 5, 2018
    The program, which welcomed its first set of participants today, is being run in partnership with the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, and with organizing and program development support from Deloitte. The new Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy will provide an accelerated executive development program building business and leadership skills for the department.
  • A basketball journey: Q&A with alum and NY Knicks GM Scott Perry

    January 4, 2018
    cott Perry remembers the exact moment he wanted to be a general manager. It was toward the end of the 1986 Wayne State University basketball season. The 22-year-old Perry was in his senior year and approached by then-Coach Charlie Parker about his plans after college. Parker asked if Perry ever thought about coaching, telling him he would be good in the role. “I told him I wanted to do something where I could use both my business acumen and love for the sport,” said Perry, who graduated from WSU with a bachelor’s in marketing. “And I told him that one day I would like to become a general manager of a professional sports franchise.”
  • WSU community encouraged to participate in campus climate study

    January 2, 2018
  • Alumna dedicates time and resources to Detroit through medical student education

    January 2, 2018
    The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s mission encapsulates the spirit of community and outreach held by Wayne State alumna and philanthropist Beverly Butler ’93 M.B.A and her late husband, Dr. Adger Butler, Jr., who was a committed health and wellness advocate in Detroit.
  • Wayne State Word Warriors releases 2018 list

    January 2, 2018
    Some may think that 2017 was an insuperable year, but Wayne State University’s Word Warriors are determined to end it with a eucatastrophe. This year, Wayne State’s Word Warriors have plumbed their knowledge of recondite words in an attempt to make conversation a bit more couth.
  • WSU physics research hailed as one of top 100 Science Stories of the Year by Discover Magazine

    December 28, 2017
    The research of a team of Wayne State physicists has been listed as one of the top 100 Science Stories of the Year by Discover Magazine. The WSU team, led by physics professor Sergei Voloshin, helped reveal that quark-gluon plasma (QGP) - a concoction of protons and neutrons melted to a super hot state - is the least viscous and fastest-spinning fluid ever created. The molten goop set a new record for “vorticity” by swirling ten trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado.
  • Wayne State to offer in-state tuition to residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    December 15, 2017
    Wayne State University will offer Michigan in-state tuition to residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands beginning with the winter 2018 semester. Registration for that semester is underway and continues through Jan. 22, 2018.
  • New NIH study to research Detroit firefighters' risk of hearing loss

    December 15, 2017
    Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles.
  • Wayne State University remembers Eugene Applebaum

    December 15, 2017
    The Wayne State community mourns the passing of entrepreneur, philanthropist and Wayne State alumnus Eugene Applebaum.
  • Wayne State staff member honored with Spirit of Detroit Award

    December 7, 2017
    During the week, Rochelle White works as an event specialist at Wayne State University. On the weekends, she preaches at New Beginnings Bible Church.