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  • Midtown mobility on the move

    May 24, 2017
    Recent mobility initiatives — including the QLINE streetcar and the MoGo public bike share system — are making it easier than ever for Wayne State students to get around Midtown and beyond. As a partner in both projects, Wayne State furthers its long-term commitment to the city and its ongoing revitalization.
  • 'Power Over Pain' Intervention Tackles Perception of Cancer Pain

    May 23, 2017
    A new interventional model for self-management of cancer pain focusing on reinforcement of the perception of pain control shows efficacy in the treatment of African Americans with cancer pain in a longitudinal, randomized study and may have benefits in other populations.
  • Student innovations capture prizes

    May 22, 2017
    The College of Engineering recently hosted two notable events, including the third annual Student Design and Innovation Day, which featured nearly 70 unique student projects covering a wide range of applications and engineering disciplines.
  • Study explores disproportionately higher mortality among black cancer survivors

    May 19, 2017
    Researchers from Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine received a 5-year, $9 million grant from NCI to investigate why mortality rates are higher among black cancer survivors.
  • WSU hosts 800 Detroit school children to promote prevention of childhood obesity, importance of exercise

    May 19, 2017
    Nearly 800 Detroit schoolchildren rolled out yoga mats on May 10, in the Wayne State University Matthaei Physical Education Center to participate in a worldwide event called All Children Exercising Simultaneously (ACES) Day which promotes the prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise.
  • 149 years and counting …

    May 18, 2017
    Author and humorist Mark Twain was credited with the quote: “A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.” For thousands of Wayne State alumni, faculty and staff, the countdown has begun leading to the university’s sesquicentennial, marking 150 years of growth and commitment to higher education, research and the Detroit community.
  • Wayne State Farmers Market takes a break in 2017; new management coming in 2018

    May 16, 2017
    After nine consecutive years of operation, the Wayne State University Farmers Market will take a break in 2017. During this time, it will prepare for a change in management to return in June 2018.
  • Patients fare worse with older doctors, study finds

    May 16, 2017
    Dr. Jack Sobel, a Detroit physician not affiliated with the study, said he is not surprised by the findings. “It’s not that clinical skills deteriorate,” he said. “People over the age of 65 are just not as familiar with the new methods. That’s what gives younger doctors the edge. It’s access to newer technology, and knowing the newer drugs.”
  • Beyond the News: Wayne State professor to study gender, literacy abroad

    May 15, 2017
    Daphne Ntiri, professor of African American studies at Wayne State University and a leading expert in gender and adult education and literacy, has been invited to join the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University in Sweden as a visiting researcher this summer.
  • Industrial design students meld form and function

    May 15, 2017
    Some people have their best ideas while they’re driving. Others find that inspiration strikes while they’re in the shower. For industrial design students at Wayne State, however, ideas spin in a constant loop. They’re trained to find inspiration in places where many simply see limitations. From vertical bike racks and a neonatal brain-imaging machine to gasoline-delivering drones and wheelchair-based snow shovels, students work to conceptualize and develop efficient solutions that meet all types of consumer needs.
  • Great Lakes conference expected to draw 1,000 to Detroit

    May 14, 2017
    About 1,000 researchers and others plan to gather in Detroit this week for an international conference focused on the Great Lakes.
  • Wayne State University introduces Guide app to help incoming students succeed

    May 12, 2017
    Wayne State University is offering students an innovative way to stay on track as they work toward graduation — from their phones. The new Guide mobile app will be introduced to incoming Warriors during orientation on May 13, making Wayne State the first university in Michigan to offer this exciting, student-centered technology.
  • Getting to Know: Engineering communicator takes steps toward triathlon

    May 10, 2017
    It’s a long journey from the couch to a triathlon, but Tom Gorman is well on his way. Gorman, associate director of marketing and communications for the College of Engineering, dove headlong into competitive athletics for the first time in nearly 15 years when he began training for the Motor City Triathlon, which will take place June 26 on Belle Isle.
  • WSUPD rides for and remembers Collin Rose

    May 8, 2017
    In 2016, Wayne State University police sergeant Collin Rose pedaled his bike into Washington, D.C. completing the more than 300 mile Police Unity Tour to raise awareness for law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
  • Wayne State environmental center gets $7.5 million from NIH

    May 4, 2017
    Wayne State University's Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) received a $7.5 million five-year renewal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the Detroit university announced.
  • QLINE opens May 12 with a weekend of festivities

    May 4, 2017
    To celebrate the May 12 opening, the QLINE will offer free service from May 12 through 14. In addition, M-1 RAIL is coordinating activities along Woodward Avenue throughout the weekend. Wayne State’s Warren and Woodward Avenue Station park and surrounding local businesses will have a variety of programming, deals and specials.
  • C&IT connects to campus through volunteering

    May 3, 2017
    Last fall, after reviewing Distinctively Wayne State, the institution’s strategic plan, Daren Hubbard, chief information officer and associate vice president for computing and information technology (C&IT), started thinking about how C&IT could engage the plan’s strategic focus on community engagement.
  • Two Wayne State University graduate students among four Albert Schweitzer Fellowship award recipients

    May 1, 2017
    The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) recently announced the selection of its inaugural class of Detroit Schweitzer Fellows. Among the four honorees are two Wayne State University graduate students.
  • Getting to Know: Systems administrator makes his mark on Wayne State

    May 1, 2017
    In the Wayne State University Library System, Matt Mustonen appears to be the typical IT person — fast with an answer, quick to figure out a problem and always ready to help. But when Mustonen’s hands aren’t on a keyboard fixing a computer problem, they’re creating beautiful sculptures.
  • Wayne State honors over 600 dedicated employees and retirees at annual recognition program

    April 28, 2017
    On April 25, more than 600 Wayne State employees gathered in the Community Arts Auditorium to be recognized, celebrating a combined total of 10,185 years of service to the university. The annual Employee Recognition Program acknowledges faculty, staff and administrators who are celebrating milestone years of service, as well as those who are retiring from the university. This year’s event celebrated the service of 531 employees and 80 retirees.
  • Wayne State University's Student Center Building recognized for excellence in design and construction

    April 28, 2017
    The two-phase, $26.5 million renovation of Wayne State University’s Student Center Building has been recognized by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) for excellence in design and construction.
  • BEST Program to sponsor careers bootcamp on The Business of Science

    April 27, 2017
    Wayne State University’s National Institutes of Health-funded BEST Program (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) will sponsor a careers bootcamp May 22 and 23 on The Business of Science, to be conducted by the professional development services organization SciPhD.
  • Alumnus ready to ride

    April 26, 2017
    Jermey Clement has summer on his mind. On Aug. 19, Clement will ride in the third annual Baroudeur, Wayne State University’s cycling event to raise money for student scholarships. Clement, who earned an M.B.A. from the Mike Ilitch School of Business in 2005, will ride the 62-mile course.
  • Innovative Partnership Increases Exposure For Detroit’s Largest Archival Repository

    April 26, 2017
    Historical materials preserved at the Walter P. Reuther Library are receiving increased exposure and research use through an innovative partnership with the Digital Publishing Unit in the University Library System. The Reuther Library is the largest archival repository in Detroit and preserves primary sources related to the history of organized labor in North America, urban affairs in Southeast Michigan and Wayne State University.
  • Expressions fashion show to showcase student designs, talent

    April 20, 2017
    New York. Paris. Milan. Midtown. Wayne State University’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Organization (FDMO) will take to the runway for its annual student-run Expressions spring fashion show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
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