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  • TV's 'Turn' features Wayne State namesake

    June 23, 2017
    History buffs may be aware that the fourth and final season of the AMC television show Turn: Washington's Spies  kicked off last week. But local viewers might be surprised to discover that Wayne State University’s namesake, Anthony Wayne, will enter the story in episode four.
  • Wayne State University board approves 2018 budget; authorizes action on several projects

    June 23, 2017
    Wayne State University's Board of Governors unanimously approved a general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2018 on June 23 that calls for a tuition increase of 3.75 percent for undergraduate students and 4 percent for graduate students. The increase is below the state's tuition restraint cap. 
  • English Language Institute library helps international students improve reading skills

    June 22, 2017
    Fiction, non-fiction or poetry? International students in the English Language Institute’s (ELI) extensive reading course have options to assist them in improving their language skills. For the supplementary reading component of class, they are picking what they want to read during weekly visits to the ELI’s Lending Library, a collection in 44 Manoogian Hall that includes a wide array of titles and subject matter arranged according to reading levels.
  • WSU receives $300K grant for suicide prevention initiative

    June 21, 2017
    WSU has been awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. The grant will be used for WSU’s Suicide Prevention Initiative that seeks to develop an infrastructure of education, training and dissemination of suicide prevention information to faculty, staff, students and their families.
  • Top biomedical journal is edited at WSU and Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH

    June 20, 2017
    The medical journal publishing original research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology with the highest impact factor is edited on the campus of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Thomson Reuters recently announced the 2016 impact factor of biomedical journals on its Journal Citation Reports, the world's most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the authoritative source of annual journal metrics, including the renowned Impact Factor of Journals.
  • Public health program enrollment soared above projections during inaugural year

    June 19, 2017
    Students interested in public health issues and acquiring the tools to assess and prevent health disparities have a major resource through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ public health program. In late fall 2015, CLAS and the School of Medicine were given final approval to launch a new bachelor of science in public health, jointly sponsored by the medical school’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.
  • Wayne State receives $1.9M NIH grant to develop novel therapy for corneal bacterial infection

    June 16, 2017
    Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs — a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation — in bacterial keratitis  —  an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria  —  as well as to identify new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies.
  • StoryCorps, the groundbreaking oral history project, returns to Detroit on June 29

    June 15, 2017
    StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Detroit from June 29 to July 28, 2017 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded.
  • The Billy Joel professor

    June 14, 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. Never in Duchan’s wildest dreams did he expect to have lunch in the singer-songwriter’s home near Oyster Bay, New York. Yet, there he was, enjoying a Caesar salad and receiving a lesson from Joel on the correct way to eat oysters.
  • CFPCA ‘Be Inspired’ recruitment video receives Emmy Award

    June 13, 2017
    Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA), in collaboration with University Television, received a Michigan National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy award for the college’s “Be Inspired” recruitment video at the 39th Emmy awards ceremony on Saturday, June 10. The event was held at the Sound Board theatre at the MotorCity Casino.