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Wayne State University experts available to comment on trending topics for July

Wayne State University's PR team compiles a list of university experts that can speak about trending topics and significant milestones each month.

To reach an expert, contact:

Ted Montgomery, 313-577-5699, tedmontgomery@wayne.edu

Tom Reynolds, 313-577-8093, treynolds@wayne.edu

STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY – JULY 3
Summer is now stretching over the nation, prompting a mass exodus to the beaches and waterways, especially in Michigan and its Great Lakes. "Stay Out of the Sun Day" encourages us to be aware of the damage that the sun's rays can cause to our skin. 
Jessica Kado, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology, can talk about the importance of taking precautions to protect our skin from the sun during the summer.  

INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4
The fourth of July is a national holiday celebrating the birth of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The document declared freedom for the colonies from British rule. 
Professors Sandra VanBurkleo, Marc Kruman and Kidada Williams are prepared to offer background into the specific origins of the Independence Day holiday and the major players who made it happen.

MOON DAY – JULY 20
Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon. The Apollo Space program was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream on July 16, 1969. On July 20, the Lunar Module touched down on its surface. 
Ed Cackett, Wayne State University astronomy and physics professor, was recently invited to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to watch the launch of CRS-11 — the commercial resupply mission shuttle travelling to the International Space Station. CRS-11 was the 100th launch from Launch Pad 39A — the same launch pad the Apollo missions took off from. Cackett is ready to discuss space travel and the Apollo missions to the moon.