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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reuther Library welcomes historic New Deal-era UAW mural

    October 20, 2016
    For more than 75 years, the oversized mural has been a staple in the United Auto Workers Local 174 union halls, serving as a backdrop for decades of the union’s efforts supporting workplace rights and social welfare, including the personal work of Walter P. Reuther as he rose to prominence.
  • Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation gifts $30,000 to Wayne State’s HIGH program

    October 18, 2016
    “We are committed to supporting those who are striving to make their lives better,” said Denise Jacob RN, PhD (‘82 MSN Wayne State), president and co-founder of the foundation. “Relatively small financial challenges can derail the college career for low-income students and this program can make the difference that keeps that student on track for graduation.”
  • Wayne State awarded $2.28 million to study use of buprenorphine to combat relapse in recovering opioid users

    October 17, 2016
    A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude and/or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts.
  • Michigan universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

    October 12, 2016
    Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.
  • Department of Chemistry awarded NIH research grant to help identify onset of cancer

    October 10, 2016
    Mary Kay Pflum, associate professor of the Department of Chemistry, received a $787,669 NIH grant for her research, titled “Identification of Histone Deacetylase Substrates using Trapping Mutants.”
  • Wayne Law alumnus helping improve Detroit, one house at a time

    October 7, 2016
    While he was attending law school at night, Joshua Kushnereit also was running his insurance business, buying houses to flip – and changing dirty diapers. A 2012 graduate of Wayne State University Law School and father of two children born while he was in law school, Kushnereit also managed to serve as chancellor of Wayne Law Moot Court and an assistant editor of Wayne Law Review. And he played on the school’s adult league hockey team.
  • S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows expanding economy amid presidential uncertainty

    October 6, 2016
    The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) came in at 60.2 for September 2016, a strong reading consistent with the three-month average of 60.6. A PMI greater than 50 generally signifies an expanding economy.
  • School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences will use $3.2M NIH grant for schizophrenia research

    October 4, 2016
    Researchers in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences will use a new five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the underlying mechanisms of impaired learning and memory in schizophrenia from the perspective of brain plasticity, function and network dynamics.
  • Wayne State awarded $15.7 million NIH grant to address HIV prevention among youth

    September 29, 2016
    A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has been awarded funding as a part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions, a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection.
  • New undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation

    September 28, 2016
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation, designed by the Mike Ilitch School of Business to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills to develop and launch startup ventures. Courses will begin in January 2017, and the 15-credit certificate is open to students of all majors.