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  • 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. 
  • Black Student Union donates clothes, toiletries for Homeless 100 project

    October 3, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Black Student Union (BSU) teamed up with a variety of organizations Oct. 1 to provide clothes and toiletries to Detroit’s homeless community as part of a burgeoning relief effort. Joined by Wayne State’s Organization of Black Alumni, Black Faculty and Staff Association and other community members, BSU volunteers offered hats, gloves, coats, deodorant, toothpaste, and additional items to more than 80 men and women throughout the city.
  • Wayne State hosts #StopTheFlu WSU Kickoff to increase awareness, vaccinations on campus

    September 27, 2017
    More than 100 Wayne State University students came together Tuesday, Sept. 19, to get vaccinated against the flu at the #StopTheFluWSU Kickoff, which was held at the Gullen Mall Fountain Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • ArtsCorpsDetroit, WSU benefit city's art programs

    September 25, 2017
    ArtsCorpsDetroit (ACD) volunteers are leaving their artistic footprint throughout the city, thanks to Wayne State University and various community organizations.
  • Wayne State first lady Jacqueline Wilson meets with Dept. of Ed. undersecretary

    September 22, 2017
    On Sept. 19, Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson traveled to Washington, D.C. to introduce Department of Education Undersecretary James Manning to the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program.
  • WSU graduation rates soar as new students matriculate

    September 20, 2017
    Buoyed by a wide range of new and traditional student support initiatives, the number of new Wayne State University students has increased for the fourth straight year. Detroit’s major research university welcomed more than 7,000 new students to campus this fall.
  • New TV special, PSAs to raise awareness about mental health and seeking help

    September 20, 2017
    There’s a mental health crisis facing college students. One in five young people between the ages of 14 to 24 will experience mental illness. Left untreated, it can cause bigger problems later on.
  • Recycling workshop to teach importance of waste reduction

    September 19, 2017
    If you want to do your part for the environment, you will not want to miss Wayne State’s recycling workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Staff and faculty participants will have the opportunity to get a recycling bin for their office.
  • Federal grant creates another WSU Upward Bound program

    September 19, 2017
    Wayne State University’s ability to reach southwest Detroit students and offer academic programming to boost high school success, college enrollment and postsecondary graduation has been enhanced through a $263,937 federal TRIO grant worth an anticipated $1,319,685 over a five-year period, from 2017-22.
  • President Wilson's 2017 University Address remarks

    September 14, 2017
    On Sept. 12, Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson discussed the state of the university and presented an update on Wayne State's strategic plan at the 2017 University Address. Read more for the full transcript.
  • DLECTRICITY outdoor festival of art and light returns to WSU, Midtown

    September 14, 2017
    Midtown’s Woodward corridor will be illuminated once more for the DLECTRICITY nighttime outdoor festival, featuring cutting-edge installations of light, video and performance art. Produced by Midtown Detroit Inc. and presented by DTE Energy Foundation, DLECTRICITY will highlight the work of 35 international, national and local artists from 7 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 22-23.
  • Warriors in Action: The Billy Joel professor

    September 13, 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.
  • Global Festival and Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 20

    September 13, 2017
    Enjoy traditional foods prepared by numerous international student groups and learn more about exciting opportunities to study abroad during the annual Global Festival and Study Abroad Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, on Gullen Mall in front of the Undergraduate Library.
  • Wayne State ranked among top-tier national higher education institutions

    September 12, 2017
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top-tier higher education institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best National Universities ranking.
  • Mob, spies and rock 'n' roll: history alum Dennis Barrie has done it all

    September 11, 2017
    Wayne State University alumnus Dennis Barrie’s love for museums started at a young age, when his parents dragged him kicking and screaming to every museum they could find.
  • Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship program welcomes first cohort

    September 6, 2017
    The Office of Scientific Training, Workforce Development and Diversity (STWD), housed in the provost’s office, is pleased to welcome its first cohort of six postdoctoral fellows to campus this fall as part of a major initiative to create a pipeline of early career scholars to bolster diversity and academic excellence at Wayne State.
  • Humanities Center director receives prestigious Guyana award

    September 6, 2017
    Walter F. Edwards, director of Wayne State’s Humanities Center and professor of linguistics, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2017 Guyana Cultural Association Exemplary Award in recognition of his “outstanding career in linguistics and the languages of Guyana’s indigenous people.”
  • Cheer on your Warriors at home opener

    September 6, 2017
    Join your friends and begin Warrior Days on a high note by rallying behind the Wayne State football team during its 2017 home opener against the Indianapolis Greyhounds on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Adams Field. Admission is free for students with their OneCard. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.  
  • Third annual Baroudeur deemed a breakaway success

    September 6, 2017
    Cyclists ranging in age from 18 to 83 years and hailing from 14 states — plus Washington, D.C. and Ontario, Canada — rolled onto campus Aug. 19 for Wayne State’s third annual Baroudeur cycling event.
  • Getting to Know: CFPCA communicator reigns supreme for community outreach

    September 5, 2017
    Da’Stanza Murphy wears many hats in life — and, occasionally, a sparkling crown. Murphy, an information officer with the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, was recently named Ms. Captivating 2018.
  • New convenience store featuring Starbucks Serenade now open in UGL

    September 5, 2017
    A new convenience store, The Grind, is now open inside the Undergraduate Library (UGL), providing a convenient place for students who need a caffeine boost or a snack. The campus community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration Oct. 4.
  • Important safety reminders from WSU Police

    September 5, 2017
    The Wayne State University Police Department has compiled a list of key tips to help all Warriors have a safe and successful school year.
  • ‘Fantastic Four’ find new campus home

    August 30, 2017
    Wayne State employees in the Faculty/Administration Building (FAB) and students in the Towers Residential Suites have four new neighbors. The Fantastic Four — statues of Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac, Father Jacques Marquette, Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle and Father Gabriel Richard — have a new home and spruced-up surroundings.
  • $3.2M NIH Award To Wayne State To Improve Asthma Care/Outcomes In African American Youth

    August 30, 2017
    A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a study that will develop interventions to reduce barriers to optimal asthma management and reduce the risk for asthma-related deaths of minority children, with a focus on African American adolescents.