Today@Wayne

  • Study to research Detroit firefighters' risk of hearing loss

    December 14, 2017
    Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles. With the help of funding from the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State professor is researching gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss in Detroit firefighters.
  • Getting to Know: Spreading positivity, one person at a time

    December 13, 2017
    If you pass through Schaver Music Recital Hall on the way through Community Arts Building, you know custodian Willie Johnson. With his warm personality, Johnson — who is also a ventriloquist, voice impressionist, singer-songwriter and host of a show on WAYN Radio — finds a way to connect with just about everyone who walks through his halls.
  • College of Nursing receives prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars grant

    December 12, 2017
    Wayne State's College of Nursing is one of 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.s. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which provides financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D. in three years.
  • Advancing graduate admissions with portfolio review

    December 11, 2017
    Graduate admissions is not a one-size-fits all-process, according to new research and guidelines in the Wayne State Graduate School’s portfolio review white paper and toolkit. The Graduate Admissions Committee developed the portfolio review toolkit after listening to concerns of applicants, current students and alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Against the odds: Student overcomes challenges on road to commencement

    December 8, 2017
    Wayne State graduating senior Jillian L. Weiss' battle of her life began in January 2008. A high school freshman from Temperance, Michigan, Weiss was enjoying competing in the sport she loved — soccer — and excelling academically with straight A’s. Then, without warning, she came down with a mono-like virus that negatively affected her autonomic system.
  • Suicide Prevention Initiative will create student advisory board for support, outreach

    December 7, 2017
    Suicide is a leading cause of death for young adults. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center reported in 2014 that nearly one in ten adults aged 18 to 22 has seriously considered suicide. Understanding these numbers and the risks associated with them inspired Wayne State to expand its suicide prevention measures. WSU's Suicide Prevention Initiative, started this October, is funded by a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. 
  • Discover Detroit for the cost of in-state college tuition

    December 6, 2017
    High school students around the nation now have an opportunity to attend Michigan’s premier urban research university — without having to pay out-of-state tuition. Wayne State’s new Discover Detroit Scholarship eliminates nonresident charges valued at approximately $60,000 for four years of undergraduate education for qualified students.
  • Best practices report highlights WSU for helping students

    December 5, 2017
    Wayne State is the only school in Michigan highlighted in a report on best practices to help students pay for college and stay in school. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and its report, “Making College Affordable,” lauds WSU for proactively providing financial aid text notifications.
  • Wayne State, Corvias secure $307.5M in private financing

    December 4, 2017
    The financial close of the 40-year partnership between Wayne State University and Corvias to develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain the university’s student housing was completed on Nov. 30. The partnership will allow the university to fulfill the demand for more on-campus housing, while maintaining affordability for students and strengthening the university’s finances.
  • Philanthropist Mort Harris invests in future leaders of medicine at Wayne State

    December 1, 2017
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mort Harris has committed $10 million toward Wayne State's highly competitive Wayne Med-Direct program. The program recruits the very best high school students with a passion for addressing health disparities among our nation’s most vulnerable populations, simultaneously admitting them into an undergraduate program and the School of Medicine with full scholarships.