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  • NPR's Michel Martin, 'Weekend All Things Considered' to broadcast live from WDET

    July 21, 2017
    National Public Radio’s news program All Things Considered Weekend Edition with Michel Martin will broadcast live at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, from WDET-FM 101.9. WDET is a public service of Wayne State University.
  • Wayne State president to go on cycling tour

    July 19, 2017
    Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson will embark on a three-city, four-day Road Warrior cycling tour that will take him to St. Clair on August 1, Midland on August 2 and DeWitt on August 3, before returning to campus on August 4.
  • WSU Provost Keith Whitfield featured on WJR’s 'Spotlight on Excellence'

    July 19, 2017
    Turn up the volume – there’s a familiar voice sharing the Wayne State story. Wayne State University Provost Keith Whitfield recently recorded several interviews for WJR 760-AM’s ongoing “Spotlight on Excellence” segment.
  • Time is running out to register for the 2017 Baroudeur

    July 18, 2017
    The 2017 Baroudeur, Wayne State University’s third annual urban cycling event in support of student scholarships, is quickly approaching.  The event, which offers riders their choice of three open-road courses —20, 62 or 100 miles — will take place Saturday, Aug. 19. Riders are encouraged to register soon.
  • Wayne State approves discounted student parking passes for 2017-18

    July 13, 2017
    Wayne State University has announced a discount in the cost of semester parking passes for students. Effective fall 2017, the cost for student semester parking passes will be $222, a decrease of 25 percent over the planned fall 2017 rate.
  • Getting to Know: Geology professor keeps head in the clouds

    July 11, 2017
    As an assistant professor of geology in Wayne State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sarah Brownlee’s research interest is in structural geology, or the deformation of rocks over time. In particular, she’s interested in parts of the Earth’s crust that are so far down — deeper than 9 miles (~15 km) — that the deepest drill hole known to man (~13 km) can’t reach them. Ironically, Brownlee’s favorite hobby takes place well above the Earth’s surface.
  • Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute conducting nation's largest study of factors affecting African Americans with cancer

    July 10, 2017
    The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine recently launched the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high incidence and mortality from cancer and its impact on this specific patient population. 
  • Scholarship support provides balance for a range of caregiving

    July 10, 2017
    Although she did not entirely understand what it meant as a child, Blair Grose had a fascination with mental health. “I wanted to be a brain doctor,” Grose said. “Only because I thought that’s what ‘mental health’ meant.” What she did know, even at a young age, was that she was a caregiver.
  • It takes a village, some cattle, and a new merit scholarship to support Brazilian student’s return to WSU for graduate studies

    June 28, 2017
    The first recipient of a $3,000 Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) alumni is using the award, coupled with a return on investment in cows, to realize her dream of coming back to Wayne State for her master’s.
  • Wayne State University awarded accreditation by Higher Learning Commission

    June 28, 2017
    Receiving the highest marks in every evaluation area, Wayne State University’s institutional accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Share your stories for the sesquicentennial celebration

    June 27, 2017
    Wayne State will mark its 150th anniversary in 2018. To prepare for this milestone, we are reaching out to you, our WSU community, to hear your thoughts on the university’s greatest achievements.
  • Wayne State University board approves 2018 budget; authorizes action on several projects

    June 23, 2017
    Wayne State University's Board of Governors unanimously approved a general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2018 on June 23 that calls for a tuition increase of 3.75 percent for undergraduate students and 4 percent for graduate students. The increase is below the state's tuition restraint cap.
  • TV's 'Turn' features Wayne State namesake

    June 23, 2017
    History buffs may be aware that the fourth and final season of the AMC television show Turn: Washington's Spies kicked off last week. But local viewers might be surprised to discover that Wayne State University’s namesake, Anthony Wayne, will enter the story in episode four.
  • Project shows gut microbiome differences could explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer

    June 16, 2017
    The incidence and risk of colorectal cancer is higher in African Americans than whites, and differences in their gut microbiomes may be the culprit, according to researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
  • Foundation awards SOM neurologist funding to launch epilepsy education outreach project in Detroit

    June 16, 2017
    With a 39 percent poverty rate, Detroit’s population faces significant health care disparities. The population is burdened with a higher rate of chronic conditions, including epilepsy, Zutshi said.
  • Public health program enrollment soared above projections during inaugural year

    June 12, 2017
    Students interested in public health issues and acquiring the tools to assess and prevent health disparities have a major resource through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ public health program.
  • The Billy Joel professor

    June 12, 2017
    When Joshua Duchan decided three years ago to write a book about Billy Joel, he hoped to score a brief phone interview with the Piano Man. Never in Duchan’s wildest dreams did he expect to have lunch in the singer-songwriter’s home near Oyster Bay, New York. Yet, there he was, enjoying a Caesar salad and receiving a lesson from Joel on the correct way to eat oysters.
  • Auto Manufacturing Future

    June 12, 2017
    There is probably no human endeavor more complex, involving more people and companies, or more expensive than an automotive vehicle program. Billions are invested in creating a new body and powertrain. Hundreds of millions are invested in even minor upgrades. The bulk of that is in the manufacturing plant and machinery—stampings, tooling, robots, fixtures.
  • Wayne State receives $3.05M NIH award to improve diabetes care in youth

    June 8, 2017
    A Wayne State University research team will embark on a five-year, multicenter trial focused on helping parents engage in effective parenting to assist their diabetic adolescents complete their daily care. The intervention will be delivered on a tablet computer during visits to the diabetes clinic for routine care. The study is aimed at African American youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, as these adolescents are at higher risk for poor diabetes management and metabolic control.
  • Wayne State awarded over $460K from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund

    June 8, 2017
    Their project seeks to reduce health disparities, particularly with children, who miss medical appointments due to lack of personal transportation or access to information on public transportation in Detroit. The shift to a technology-based culture further increases barriers for low-income families as they are less likely to have access to public transportation schedules.
  • Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit

    June 8, 2017
    Another member is Wayne State University, which has been exploring a greenhouse gas inventory as well as other efforts aimed at assessing the campus’ impact, said Daryl Pierson, its sustainability coordinator. “It’s important for us to be a good neighbor and have a good presence — to be a good environmental steward of the area we’re in,” Pierson said.
  • Researchers seek new treatment options for muscle loss, weakness caused by non-lethal diseases

    June 8, 2017
    Researchers in Wayne State’s physical therapy program in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) have received a new R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant provides $100,000 to perform pilot studies to test if muscle-generating cells present in donor skeletal muscle tissue obtained from human cadavers and from mice can produce new muscle fibers when implanted into host mouse muscle.
  • Getting to Know: Engineering staff members make the cut for childhood cancer research

    June 5, 2017
    Donald Lee and Ian Wixson know how to host a fund-razor. In just a few weeks, the pair raised more than $1,200 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national nonprofit committed to helping fund research to find cures for childhood cancer. Lee, supervisor of the College of Engineering’s Engineering Help Desk, and Wixson, an Engineering Help Desk student assistant, embraced what St. Baldrick’s calls the “bold act of baldness” and shaved their heads to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
  • Wayne State University: A history of addressing health disparities

    June 1, 2017
    This summer, Warriors in Action is revisiting the topic of health disparities – a major initiative that the university has aggressively tackled throughout its history.
  • Lasting impression: After making mark in grad school, nursing instructor gives back to community

    June 1, 2017
    When Cynthera McNeill was a WSU College of Nursing graduate student in 2012, she wanted her doctoral project to connect with the community in a lasting way. It’s safe to say she succeeded.
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