News releases from December 2016

  • Inspire From Within: Finding a place at Wayne State
    December 23, 2016
    Ana Hernandez, digital design specialist in the Office of Alumni Relations, is a relatively new staff member at Wayne State, but is not new to the WSU community. Earlier this year, she earned her bachelor's in graphic design from the College ..
  • Mlive: Why Nestle pays next to nothing for Michigan groundwater
    December 23, 2016
    To say that Michigan is an ideal state in which to operate a bottled water factory is something of an understatement. Nestle Waters North America, the world's largest bottled water company, shipped the first bottle from its Ice Mountain p..
  • Wayne State University leads groundbreaking research on preterm birth
    December 21, 2016
    DETROIT – Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-term illnesses and imposes he..
  • Wilson named chair-elect of AAMC
    December 20, 2016
    Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has been named chair-elect of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) board of directors . He will succeed Marsha D. Rappley, chief executive officer and vice president for health scienc..
  • Three Wayne State entrepreneurs come away Warrior Fund winners
    December 20, 2016
    Three standout Wayne State University entrepreneurs came away winners in the 2016 Warrior Fund Finals on Dec. 9. The Warrior Fund is a program of Innovation Warriors, Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. All businesses competing in the Warri..
  • Inspire From Within: Giving for her granddaughter
    December 16, 2016
    Rainelle Mallory-Eubanks started working at Wayne State in 1997 and joined the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs in 2005. Wayne State is important to her for many reasons. “I enjoy my work,” says Rainelle. “I take pride ..
  • Wayne State University invites public comment as part of accreditation process
    December 15, 2016
    Wayne State University invites the public to submit comments related to the quality of the university and its academic programs as part of a periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Comments must be submitted directl..
  • President Wilson's annual Holiday Reception to be held Dec. 19
    December 15, 2016
    Faculty and staff are invited to attend President M. Roy Wilson's annual Holiday Reception on Monday, Dec. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The event will feature live music and TAPSNAP photo booth, h..
  • Preterm delivery and social environment: Dawn Misra, Ph.D., Wayne State University
    December 15, 2016
    A woman’s health from her own experiences in utero and forward has an impact on the birth outcomes of the next generation. Dr. Dawn Misra is the Associate Chair for Research and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Healt..
  • Holiday Latin Jazz program celebrates Hispanic culture at Wayne State University‚Äôs Gretchen C. Valade Jazz Center
    December 14, 2016
    Special guests to include NYC’s Papo Vazquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, WSU’s Big Band and DPSCD’s Jazz Band for a Parranda Navideña. The inaugural event will highlight the unique programming in mid-town. ..
  • Wayne Law clinic charity exceeds goal by 313%, helps 10 families
    December 14, 2016
    Ten families, including 13 adults and nine children in need, will have a warmer holiday season thanks to a donation drive supported by students, faculty, staff and friends of Wayne State University Law School. The goal — to provide $3,000 wo..
  • WSU's student-athlete grad rate improves to 76 percent
    December 9, 2016
    The NCAA national office has released the 2016 Division II federal graduation rate and Academic Success Rate data. For the 2009-10 cohort, Wayne State University student-athletes graduated at 76 percent, 117 percent higher than the comparable..
  • De-stress with Dogs in the UGL atrium, Dec. 12
    December 8, 2016
    With finals, deadlines and the holidays looming, it’s a high stress time at Wayne State University. Luckily, the WSU Libraries have your bark — we mean, back. On Monday, Dec. 12, the Libraries will bring the first-ever &..
  • Take a late night study break
    December 7, 2016
    Take a well-deserved study break and join the Dean of Students Office for Late Night Breakfast on Dec. 14 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Faculty and staff will be on hand to serve all-you-can-eat breakfast, and the event will also include a DJ..
  • Student-athlete graduation rate on the rise
    December 6, 2016
    In its annual report, the NCAA announced the 2016 Division II federal graduation rate and academic success rate data, which shows that WSU student-athletes' graduation rate  increased. For the 2009-10 cohort, student-athletes graduated at 76 ..
  • Purchasing Managers Index drops in wake of election
    December 5, 2016
    DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) lost more than 10 points, dropping to 57.0 for November 2016; the three-month average fell to 61.4. Despite the steep decline, a PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an ex..
  • Wayne State University closes 2016 with commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10
    December 5, 2016
    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Nearly 3,000 students will conclude 2016 as graduates of Wayne State University and will have an opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies.  WHEN: The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m...
  • Report explores impact of racism on Flint water crisis
    December 5, 2016
    Whether institutional or overt racism contributed to the Flint water crisis is at the center of an investigation and forthcoming report being completed by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. The first draft of the six-to-eight-chapter,..
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors approves sale of former Criminal Justice Building, redevelopment planned
    December 2, 2016
    On Dec. 2, 2016, the Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously approved the $2 million sale of a six-story building located at 6001 Cass Avenue, commonly known as the former Criminal Justice Building. Built in 1920, the 147,500-sq..
  • WSU researchers looking at how individual genes react to specific environmental factors
    December 2, 2016
    Researchers at Wayne State University are looking at how health is affected when our genes and environmental factors are mixed. The study, in its early stages, is looking at specific exposures like how specific genes react when exposed to caffeine..
  • Wayne State University innovators compete for $5,000 to kickstart business ideas
    December 1, 2016
    Four promising Wayne State student businesses will compete for up to $5,000 in startup capital in the 2016 Warrior Fund Finals Dec. 9. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU College of Engineering, room 1507, 5050 Anthony Wayne Dr..