Wayne State University Governor Emeritus Leon H. Atchison dies at 87
June 29, 2015
Leon H. Atchison, the longest-serving member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, died on Monday, June 22, after a lengthy illness. He was 87.
Committed to the university, its urban mission and its students, Atchison served on th..
Wayne State University FY2016 budget focuses on student experience
June 26, 2015
DETROIT - Wayne State University's Board of Governors today approved a $602 million operating budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for a tuition increase of $10.75 per credit hour, or 3.2 percent, which complies with the state's tuition cap.
Wayne Law professor available to discuss U.S. Supreme Court decision in marriage equality case
June 26, 2015
Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler is available to the media to discuss today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in the marriage equality case of Obe..
TechTown's Retail Boot Camp to offer retail space and awards valued at up to $7,500
June 25, 2015
(DETROIT- June 25, 2015) TechTown Detroit is now accepting applications for its fall 2015 Retail Boot Camp, an intense, highly customized program that prepares serious, Detroit-based entrepreneurs with strong retail concepts for the successful lau..
National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant aims to assure food safety in Detroit's urban gardens
June 24, 2015
Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States.
These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and educate community members about food pr..
Reuther Library awarded 'Latino Americans: 500 Years of History' grant from American Library Association
June 23, 2015
Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support public programming aimed at celebrating and preserving the..
Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 26
June 22, 2015
The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings conven..
Researchers Develop 'Placenta-on-a-chip' to study inner workings of placenta and its role in pregnancy
June 18, 2015
(DETROIT - JUNE 18, 2015) -- A team of investigators including scientists of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center, have developed a ï¿½placenta-on-a-chipï¿½ to study the in..
Detroit, Michigan Researchers Help Identify a Key Gene Mutation That Can Trigger Lymphoblastic Leukemia
June 18, 2015
After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children's Hospital of Michigan , Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Hematologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Madhvi Rajpurkar, M.D...
Wayne State University names highly regarded health care executive vice president of health affairs
June 17, 2015
Wayne State University today announced the term-limited appointment of nationally renowned health care executive David S. Hefner to the position of vice president of health affairs. Hefner previously served as executive vice president for health a..
Levin Center at Wayne Law announces bipartisan advisory board
June 17, 2015
DETROIT - Four former U.S. senators, a former Detroit mayor, as well as business, community, education and nonprofit leaders, will serve on a bipartisan, 18-member advisory board for the newly established Levin Center at Wayne State University Law..
Wayne State research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology
June 16, 2015
DETROIT - A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room.
Wayne State University expert available to comment about the mosquito season
June 16, 2015
The mosquito season in Michigan is now in full swing, including the risk of diseases such as the West Nile Virus.
Ann Sodja , associate professor in Wayne State University's Department of Biological Sciences, says mosquitoes are vectors for..
Wayne State University receives $1.025 million from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation for clean water and air quality initiatives
June 16, 2015
DETROIT - The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy Urban Waters initiative throug..
MetroArts Detroit: Season 4 to air June 21 on Detroit Public Television
June 15, 2015
DETROIT - The fourth season of MetroArts Detroit, produced at Wayne State University, will begin airing on Detroit Public Television, Channel 56, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., starting on June 21, 2015. Many shows will repeat on the following Tuesday at ..
Renowned planner Gil Peñalosa speaks at Wayne State June 23
June 10, 2015
Renowned planner and advocate Gil Peñalosa comes to Wayne State University June 23 to discuss inclusive street design, active parks, accessible mobility and vibrant communities for all. Peñalosa is the founder and chair of 8 80 Cities in To..
Wayne State University engineering professor receives prestigious DOE early career grant
June 5, 2015
DETROIT - The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science recently announced its selection of 50 scientists from across the nation to receive its Early Career Research Program award. Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical eng..
Media Advisory: School of Medicine hosts Wayne County's first interdisciplinary mental health conference
June 4, 2015
The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and Wayne State University will hold "Raising the Bar," the authority's first interdisciplinary mental health conference, in the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Gordon Scott Hall. The..
Wayne State Summer Children's Theatre presents Thaddeus and 'Tila (A Crane and Frog Tale)
June 2, 2015
Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual Summer Children's Theatre, featuring Thaddeus and 'Tila (A Crane and Frog Tale) , winner of the 2004 Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences. Th..
S.E. Purchasing Managers Index points to a favorable summer economy
June 1, 2015
DETROIT-- The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) moved up slightly between April and May, from 66.3 to 66.4. The PMI's three-month average is also very strong, moving up more than three points to 65.7. A PMI value above 50 generall..