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  • Beyond the News: How one painting is helping St. John nurses

    November 17, 2017
    Nurses at St. John Providence hospital in Detroit have created an abstract mixed media painting to express what nursing means to them. Creating the painting also helped them better understand the alternative medicine practices that can help patients with cancer diagnoses cope and seek comfort.
  • Dean hopes personal story will resonate with others

    November 13, 2017
    Dr. Ambika Mathur considers herself an introvert. Which is why writing a first-person narrative for Science Magazine might seem out of character for the associate provost and dean of Wayne State’s Graduate School.
  • New Warrior VIP program helps incoming freshmen engage early and visualize success

    November 13, 2017
    As part of Wayne State University’s ongoing commitment to ensuring student success, the university has introduced the Warrior Vision and Impact Program (Warrior VIP), a comprehensive student support program and learning community designed to help incoming freshmen successfully transition into college, excel as students and graduate on time.
  • New Guide app helps freshmen navigate first semester

    November 9, 2017
    Freshman Ana Alexandrova is checking things off her first semester’s to-do list — with the help of Wayne State’s new Guide app. Alexandrova — a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College who chose to study at Wayne State because of its strong science programs and unique urban atmosphere — is using the Guide app to make the most of her college experience.
  • WSU joins movement to shine a spotlight on fraud

    November 9, 2017
    To promote anti-fraud awareness and education, Wayne State University’s Office of Internal Audit will participate in the ACFE’s International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18) by hosting several informational sessions on campus.
  • WSU student film group to host double-feature night before black comic convention

    November 8, 2017
    For their annual gathering at the Wayne State University Student Center Building on Saturday, Nov. 18, the organizers of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention (MCBACC) have joined forces with Wayne State University student film group Kino Club 313.
  • Beyond the News: Professor studies link between pain and emotions

    November 7, 2017
    Wayne State distinguished Professor of Psychology Mark Lumley recently completed a study to determine how emotional experiences affect the amount of pain fibromyalgia patients experience. We asked Lumley to tell us more about this study.
  • Nominations sought for Spirit of Community Awards

    November 7, 2017
    The Division of Government and Community Affairs is accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Community Awards. Wayne State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals who best exemplify the spirit of Wayne State University’s commitment to community engagement.
  • Graduation rate improvements earn applause

    November 6, 2017
    When Monica Brockmeyer took the stage at the Education Advisory Board’s 2017 Student Success Collaborative summit, Connected, her goal was to help fellow administrators feel confident making the tough decisions and changes needed to succeed in the current education climate.
  • Getting to Know: CFPCA dean hosts honeybees

    October 31, 2017
    Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, has a keen eye for the arts — and, as it turns out, honey. Seeger, who is a beekeeper, or apiarist, by hobby, has a special appreciation for honeybees.
  • Faculty encouraged to share knowledge with public

    October 25, 2017
    Wayne State University faculty are doing wonderful work in a wide variety of academic disciplines, and the Office of Marketing and Communications is constantly working to share that expertise with the public. One new initiative is with The Conversation, a nonprofit source for articles written by faculty in collaboration with professional editors to ensure that the knowledge is conveyed in language accessible to the widest possible audience.
  • New Warrior gear available at expanded locations

    October 25, 2017
  • Wayne State University launches Innovation Hub to maximize student success

    October 25, 2017
    As one of the nation’s preeminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and ground-breaking research. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, the university will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate and enhance its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization, and community partnerships, and to enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation.
  • WSU Humanities Center to explore works of playwright August Wilson

    October 24, 2017
    The Wayne State University Humanities Center will host its latest “Brown Bag” lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, with a conversation focused on the works of legendary playwright August Wilson.
  • Wayne State among safest campuses in Southeast Michigan

    October 24, 2017
    Midtown Detroit, which includes Wayne State’s 200-acre campus, has experienced another year of decreasing crime, a trend that has shown a 55 percent overall decline since 2009.
  • WSU Another Chance bolsters Detroiters’ hope for greater success

    October 20, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Department of African American Studies is helping Detroit residents earn their GEDs, improve their literacy skills and be prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing workforce through WSU Another Chance, an integrated adult education program.
  • Wayne State to launch Innovation Hub to maximize student success, strengthen community connections and streamline business partnerships

    October 20, 2017
    Do you want to rub shoulders with some of the leading innovators and entrepreneurs connected to Wayne State University? How about witness some brief, but powerful “TEDTalk”- style presentations that will open your mind to new possibilities? Connect with university, community, and business organizations that can help determine the future course of your career? Enjoy great music, good food, and fascinating company? Then join us for this one-of-a-kind event in the center of the Wayne State University campus.
  • Wayne State ranked in top 1 percent of universities worldwide

    October 18, 2017
    Wayne State University ranked 201st among more than 27,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education surveyed by the Center for World University Rankings, according to a report released this week. The ranking places Wayne State in the top 1 percent worldwide.
  • Interdisciplinary conference on memory scheduled, Oct. 26-27

    October 17, 2017
    National experts from the fields of cognitive psychology, Alzheimer’s research, Judaic studies, history, literary studies, art history and philosophy will present papers from their individual disciplinary perspectives during a conference on memory at Wayne State University October 26-27.
  • OptimizeWayne challenges students to bring change to Detroit

    October 13, 2017
    OptimizeWayne is holding its second Social Innovation Challenge this year and is looking for motivated and creative students to participate. Student teams will take time to perfect their ideas and then present them to a panel of judges, who will award top presenters with funding for their projects. The challenge is open to students of all majors and the deadline to submit is Oct. 31.
  • Wayne State launches Warrior Strong marketing campaign

    October 13, 2017
    Wayne State’s new comprehensive marketing campaign, Warrior Strong, launched Oct. 16, following a year of preparation and planning.
  • Artificial intelligence, coding among challenges at Detroit Hacker Nights

    October 12, 2017
    Detroit Hacker Nights, a computer-coding workshop and networking event, has returned to Wayne State University this fall as part of a multifaceted, months-long effort to develop cutting-edge tech skills among Detroit youth, university students and others in the metro area.
  • Trade in your T-shirt for Warrior Wednesday

    October 6, 2017
    Don’t have a shirt for Warrior Wednesdays? Bring a trade-in to campus on Oct. 11 and walk away with something green and gold. For the fifth straight year, the Wayne State University Bookstore is donating T-shirts for students, faculty and staff when they trade in a garment from another college.
  • Wayne State receives $2 million NIH grant for new study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

    October 5, 2017
    The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Wayne State University $2,063,188 for a new study that will analyze longitudinal data spanning 20 years collected from five U.S. cohorts, including 480 African-American mothers and children in the Detroit Longitudinal Cohort Study, to take a closer look at the key developmental outcomes and prenatal alcohol exposure levels that characterize FASD.
  • The time is now to apply for financial aid

    October 4, 2017
    If you want to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible for, the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission process is now open.