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  • Getting to Know: Levin Center manager leads the pack on the job and in the snow

    February 28, 2017
    Kaylee Place’s motto might well be “never let go … hold on no matter what.” She’s applied it to her lifelong infatuation with sled dog racing, and now she also uses it as her workplace credo.
  • Provost to host all-campus forum on upcoming Higher Learning Commission review

    February 24, 2017
    Join Wayne State University Provost Keith E. Whitfield on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for an all-campus forum to discuss important information regarding the upcoming Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on-campus review. The forum will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library’s Bernath Auditorium.
  • Wayne State Cricket Club raising funds to compete at the American College Cricket National Championship

    February 22, 2017
    The Wayne State Cricket Club is currently raising funds to compete in the American College Cricket (ACC) National Championship in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from March 15 through 19. WSU’s club is the only team from Michigan to qualify for the competition, and is seeking support via WarriorFunder to help cover travel, registration, equipment and lodging expenses.
  • Third annual Baroudeur set for August 2017, registration now open

    February 22, 2017
    The 2017 Barouduer, Wayne State University’s third annual urban cycling event, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Registration is now open. Proceeds directly benefit Wayne State University scholarships and the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which supports students whose unstable housing situations threaten their dreams of earning a degree.
  • Getting to Know: Archivist tackles challenges of 16th century sport

    February 21, 2017
    During the workday, Troy Eller English faces the challenge of locating, organizing and preserving information as an archivist at Wayne State’s Walter P. Reuther Library. In the evenings and on some weekends, she hurls a 42-pound granite rock, or “stone,” down a 16x150-foot sheet of ice, directing it as close as possible to the “button.”
  • Dr. Phillip Levy to head Wayne State's new Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation program

    February 20, 2017
    Wayne State University's School of Medicine is restructuring its clinical research activity with the creation of the Center for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation.
  • Research Warriors connects students, faculty with research interests

    February 14, 2017
    Many undergraduate students are interested in research opportunities but not sure where or how to start. Research Warriors, a new student organization on campus, hopes to help all WSU students kick-start their research experience.
  • Program to foster female entrepreneurship seeks young applicants

    February 13, 2017
    The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business will host the classes, which cost $395. They start in October and run through May for the 2017-2018 school year and are held 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.
  • GHHI Detroit-Wayne County committed to get the lead out and more to make the city’s homes healthier, safer

    February 9, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, a GHHI-Detroit Wayne County partner, sends AmeriCorps members, work study students and staff into the neighborhoods to go door-to-door. Many are bilingual and speak either Spanish or Arabic. Up to six students are out and about every day.
  • US child-health study rises from ashes of high-profile failure

    February 9, 2017
    “The purpose of the national meeting is to try to combine the cohorts,” says Douglas Ruden, director of epigenomics at Wayne State University’s Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Detroit, Michigan, and a member of the ECHO steering committee who is helping to lead a participating cohort. “They all have different goals and study designs, and somehow they have to merge them into one cohort — and that’s the hard part.”
  • Microsoft CEO condemns immigrant ban

    February 9, 2017
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, born in India, began his conversation with Dan Gilbert by stating he was a product of “American ingenuity” and “American enlightened immigration policy.” The two held a half-hour talk in front of a crowd of downtown tech workers, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson.
  • Pregnancy coaches work to keep infants alive in Muncie

    February 9, 2017
    "Low-income white women have some of the same struggles as low-income black women," said Dawn Misra, an infant mortality expert at Wayne State University in Detroit. Those include lack of access to education, nutritious food and housing.
  • Sponsors contribute to WSU EcoCAR3 success

    February 9, 2017
    The Wayne State University’s EcoCAR3 team is not only composed of engineering students and a faculty advisor, but also sponsors who contribute to their competition efforts.
  • Entrepreneurship portal one-stop shop for budding innovators

    February 9, 2017
    Navigating Wayne State University’s many entrepreneurship and innovation programs and resources just became easier, with the launch of the university’s online entrepreneurship portal. The portal serves as a one-stop shop for learning about entrepreneurship, launching or growing a company, commercializing technologies, finding labs and space and more.
  • GlobalAutoIndustry.com teams up with Wayne State University and AIAG to offer Auto Industry Certificate 'Purchasing and Supply Chain Management' program

    February 1, 2017
    GlobalAutoIndustry.com announced it is teaming up with Wayne State University's School of Business and AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) to offer a Certificate Program to automotive industry professionals worldwide. The Partners will offer their fourth annual Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. The Training Program begins on February 16, 2017, at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. Students can attend the Program in Southfield or attend 'live' via the Internet.
  • Wayne Law student putting best foot forward in world of entrepreneurship

    January 31, 2017
    For Jaspreet Singh, business is just plain fun. The third-year student at Wayne State University Law School is getting a lot of media attention for 5 Water Socks, a company he recently started.
  • Biomedical startup EnBiologics puts trio of students on entrepreneurial fast track

    January 31, 2017
    Sean Carroll, Ramy Habib and Gregory Apers didn’t envision an entrepreneurial career path for themselves two years ago when they met through a clinical engineering internship at Beaumont Hospital. However, most engineers are fundamentally problem solvers, and the notion that “there has to be a better way” often resonates deeper than a common catchphrase.
  • Wayne State’s Technical Writing Initiative provides marketing support to community organizations via TechTown

    January 31, 2017
    ​​​​​​​Lisa Podnar is facing a professional challenge. Her client, the manufacturer of a biometric gun lock, wants to convey that his product is manufactured in Detroit. But, because select components are made outside the country, the Federal Trade Commission will not approve a “Made in the USA” stamp.
  • Wayne State’s Center For Health And Community Impact leads Healthy Kids Clubs

    January 31, 2017
    Throughout most of his young life, a boy struggled with his weight. But with his classmates, teachers and parents cheering at the finish line, he completed what he thought he might never accomplish — a 5K run.
  • Art + Soul = ArtSoul Therapy

    January 31, 2017
    In addition to being graduates of Wayne State’s art therapy program and founders of ArtSoul Therapy in Royal Oak, Lisa Crystal (M.Ed. ’94), Tessa Bird (M.Ed. ’01) and Erin Shahly, (M.Ed ’10), have something else in common: They never planned for careers as art therapists.
  • Getting to Know: Researcher makes first splash at IBio

    January 31, 2017
    Growing up near Lake Erie in Lindsey, Ohio, and swimming competitively since the age of five, Tracie Baker has always had a love of the water and environment. Her life and career have yet to stray far from either. Her passion first paid off with a swimming scholarship at Cleveland State University, where she became an NCAA Division I Academic All-America athlete while majoring in biology and chemistry.
  • Unique expertise helps alumnus grow successful global business

    January 30, 2017
    Surendra Gupta first came to the United States in 1963 — on a very slow, 23-day boat trip — to earn a Ph.D. at Wayne State on the recommendation of one of his professors at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.
  • Innovative Math Corps program awarded nearly $3 million NSF grant

    January 30, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Math Corps recently received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study the replication of its award-winning mathematics enrichment and mentoring program, which operates during summers and on Saturdays.
  • MTRAC awards spur biomedical innovation at Wayne State University

    January 30, 2017
    Five Wayne State University research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program.
  • Wayne State startup awarded NSF Phase II award

    January 30, 2017
    Wayne State University startup MSTM LLC recently received a $736,878 Phase II STTR from the National Science Foundation to further develop “Novel Ionization Process for Materials Characterization using Mass Spectrometry.”