News

  • WSU College of Nursing MSN, DNP programs ranked among top in nation

    March 20, 2018
    U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best Graduate Schools rankings showing the college’s MSN and DNP programs ranking at #50 and #39, respectively, in the country.
  • Detroit Pistons and Wayne State University announce strategic fundraising partnership

    March 19, 2018
    Special group ticket offers for select Pistons’ games extended to Wayne State students, faculty, staff and alumni with 5% of proceeds from each ticket sold benefitting the institution’s HIGH Program
  • WSU students excel at Lear Open Innovation Challenge

    March 19, 2018
    Sixteen Wayne State University students recently participated in the Lear Open Innovation Challenge, collaborating with peers from the University of Michigan to compete for prizes and summer internship opportunities.
  • Remembering Dean Deepak Bhalla

    March 16, 2018
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to our university community, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and, most of all, his family and friends. Dean Bhalla was a dedicated scholar and educator, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him.
  • STEM Day returns to Wayne State

    March 9, 2018
    Wayne State’s second annual STEM Day is expected to draw 2,000 local students to participate in more than 70 interactive sessions on Tuesday, March 13.
  • Timmy Global Health WSU expanding outreach to Greece in ongoing global health equity efforts

    March 9, 2018
    Members of Wayne State’s Timmy Global Health organization are expanding their impact with a new collaboration that will provide support and resources to Syrian refugees living in intake camps on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos.
  • Spirit of Community: Health care hero

    March 7, 2018
    While an undergraduate student at Wayne State University in 2013, Singh founded the Wayne State chapter of Healthy Detroit, a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering a culture of sound health and wellness across the city. Now, as the chapter’s president, Singh — a graduate student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine — continues to champion the “one-stop shop” health/wellness model behind a series of HealthParks that currently provide a suite of social, behavioral and health care services to Detroiters.
  • Novel study is first to demonstrate brain mechanisms that give “The Iceman” unusual resistance to cold

    March 1, 2018
    Dutch adventurer Wim Hof is known as “The Iceman” for good reason. Hof established several world records for prolonged resistance to cold exposure, an ability he attributes to a self-developed set of techniques of breathing and meditation — known as the Wim Hof Method — that have been covered by the BBC, CNN, National Geographic and other global media outlets. Yet, how his brain responds during cold exposure and what brain mechanisms may endow him with this resistance have not been studied — until now.
  • New morning radio segment on ‘The Mildred Gaddis Show’

    March 1, 2018
    As part of an ongoing push to broaden its message about its community engagement efforts, Wayne State University is teaming up with local broadcast luminary Mildred Gaddis this week to kick off a new radio segment aimed at African Americans and other diverse audiences. Starting at 10 a.m. this Wednesday on WPZR-FM 102.7 (Praise FM), Gaddis will sit down each month with Wayne State University Associate Communications Director Darrell Dawsey for a 15-minute chat during The Mildred Gaddis Show. The segments will also include various Wayne State administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Wayne Law alumna camps out in the cold for social justice goals

    February 28, 2018
    For 25 days, public interest attorney Lisa Walinske camped out on the side of a busy road in Detroit to raise money so she could help more needy clients. In the process, she garnered national attention, starting with a Dec. 7 Detroit Free Press article about her effort.
  • Grammy Award-winning alumnus hits all the right notes

    February 26, 2018
    One of the most illustrious voices of the 20th century, Shirley (who graduated from the College of Education in 1956) was among the handful of alumni and faculty featured in student performances that paid tribute to 150 years of university highlights. The creative presentation blended an archival recording of Shirley’s performance as Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte — for which he won a 1968 Grammy — with a live performance by Eric Taylor, who earned his master of fine arts from WSU in 2014 and now serves as artistic director of the nonprofit Detroit Children’s Choir. An honored guest at the event, Shirley basked in a standing ovation from the full house after the final note rang out.
  • Life moves fast — and so does lecturer

    February 21, 2018
    On the surface, it seems implausible. But it’s easy to see how the 74-year-old has racked up more than 65,000 miles (and counting), considering he maintains a strict running regimen of 35 miles per week. Despite the impressive numbers, Piliawsky admits he never had any athletic prowess growing up.
  • New three-year, $2.4 million grant expands WSU racial equity initiative

    February 20, 2018
    The Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), an initiative of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School, will advance the cause of racial equity with the support of a $2.4 million grant awarded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • 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.
  • Women's swimming and diving wins 11th GLIAC Championship

    February 17, 2018
    For the 11th time since 2006 (last 13 years), and the eighth time in nine years, the Wayne State University women's swimming and diving team won the GLIAC Championship.
  • 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.
  • Engineering professor earns NSF CAREER award for wireless wearable biosensors

    February 13, 2018
    Pai-Yen Chen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the organization’s most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering.
  • 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.”