Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2016 Sun, 01 May 2016 13:28:51 -0400 Sun, 01 May 2016 13:28:51 -0400 60 Wayne State University hosting 700 school children to promote prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5865 An estimated 700 Metro Detroit schoolchildren will converge onto Wayne State University’s Tom Adams Field on Wednesday, May 4 to participate in a worldwide event promoting the prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise. The annual event, called “All Children Exercising Simultaneously” (ACES) Day, draws thousands of elementary school students to sites globally for exercise and promotion of physical activity in schools. WSU’s Center for School Health in the College of Education, and WSU Athletics, are partnering with the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out to co-host the morning event scheduled to run from... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5865 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, May 6 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-may-6-5866 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 485 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Budget and Finance Committee at 10:30 a.m., and the Student Affairs Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board’s website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-may-6-5866 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Louie Anderson to headline second annual stand up to fight preterm birth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/louie-anderson-headline-second-annual-stand-up-to-fight-preterm-birth-5836 Comedian Louie Anderson will headline the second annual anniversary celebration to benefit Make Your Date, a regional program fighting preterm birth in Detroit. The event will be held May 7 at the Fillmore in Detroit. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will serve as honorary chairman of the gala fundraiser. “Stand Up For Make Your Date” begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner and a performance by Anderson. Proceeds from the event benefit Make Your Date, launched by the city of Detroit in 2014. The Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, the city’s leading health systems and other key partners designed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/louie-anderson-headline-second-annual-stand-up-to-fight-preterm-birth-5836 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State President and Mayor Duggan to hold summit on health equity in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-president-and-mayor-duggan-to-hold-summit-on-health-equity-in-detroit-5861 Wayne State University, in partnership with the City of Detroit, will host the inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity on May 2-3 on Wayne State’s Midtown Detroit campus.   Led by Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and key community organizations to address the city’s health disparities.  Wayne State has made a substantial investment in creating a healthier Detroit, dedicating more than $200 million to health disparities alone.  “Wayne State has made it part... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-president-and-mayor-duggan-to-hold-summit-on-health-equity-in-detroit-5861 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State and City of Detroit hold Mayor's Summit on Health Equity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-and-city-of-detroit-hold-mayors-summit-on-health-equity-5862 What: Wayne State University, in partnership with the City of Detroit, will host the inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity on May 3. Led by Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and key community organizations to address the city’s health disparities.  The summit will include remarks and keynote speeches from President Wilson; Mayor Duggan; Nadine Gracia, M.D., deputy assistant secretary for minority health and the director of the Office of Minority Health at the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-and-city-of-detroit-hold-mayors-summit-on-health-equity-5862 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State names Tim Gritten associate dean of libraries https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-names-tim-gritten-associate-dean-of-libraries-5863 Tim Gritten was recently named associate dean of the Wayne State University Libraries. The appointment was announced by Dean Sandra Yee, who oversees the Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science. Gritten joins the libraries from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, where he was the assistant director of libraries for user services. Gritten has more than 20 years of experience in libraries, serving in escalating roles within circulation, collections, acquisitions, technology and administration. “Tim Gritten is the perfect candidate to fill the essential role of associate dean of libraries,” said Yee. “His expertise in all areas... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-names-tim-gritten-associate-dean-of-libraries-5863 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State wins 2016 College Flu Vaccination Challenge for second straight year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-wins-2016-college-flu-vaccination-challenge-for-second-straight-year-5864 For the second consecutive year, Wayne State University has won the statewide Flu Vaccination Challenge for medium-sized schools. The Campus Health Center (CHC) at WSU runs the flu challenge on behalf of the university and administered thousands of flu vaccines this academic year to young adults across Wayne State. CHC held regular walk-in days at its location and dozens of off-site flu clinics across campus in order to increase students’ accessibility to the flu shot. “We are excited to be the returning champions of the middle size schools. The staff at CHC work closely with various university partners to spread... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-wins-2016-college-flu-vaccination-challenge-for-second-straight-year-5864 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Labor@Wayne hosts annual Labor Leaders on Labor forum honoring Dennis Williams, president, UAW, international union https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/25/laborwayne-hosts-annual-labor-leaders-on-labor-forum-honoring-dennis-williams-president-uaw-international-union-5854           Marick F. Masters Marick F. Masters, director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, is pleased to announce that Labor@Wayne will honor Dennis Williams, president of the UAW International Union, at the sixth annual Labor Leaders on Labor Forum on April 28. Williams will give a keynote speech titled “The State of Labor and the Auto Industry” from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public. Each year, Labor@Wayne honors American labor leaders for their pioneering work in fighting for worker rights and social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/25/laborwayne-hosts-annual-labor-leaders-on-labor-forum-honoring-dennis-williams-president-uaw-international-union-5854 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University's May 5 commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2016 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5858 Nearly 4,000 students will graduate from Wayne State University during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The ceremonies, which conclude the university's 148th academic year, will take place at Detroit’s Ford Field.  Honorary degrees will be bestowed upon Suzanne Bellinger Feetham, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally and internationally recognized leader who has affected policy change through her positions in academia, health systems and the federal government; Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University; and Gretchen Carhartt Valade, chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation and past chair of Carhartt Inc. Feetham will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5858 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) HackWSU hosts students for 24-hour tech innovation blitz https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/hackwsu-hosts-students-for-24-hour-tech-innovation-blitz-5859 Tech-savvy students from high schools and universities across metro Detroit and Windsor will convene on the Wayne State University campus May 21 through 22 for a 24-hour hackathon hosted by WSU’s Blackstone LaunchPad student entrepreneurship center and the College of Engineering. During the 24 hours, students will write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice. HackWSU is the official pre-launch event for Detroit Startup Week, held May 23 through 27. The event is open to Detroit-area college (undergraduate and graduate) and high school students, who will work together in teams... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/hackwsu-hosts-students-for-24-hour-tech-innovation-blitz-5859 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State student receives NIH fellowship to study stress-induced use of nicotine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-student-receives-nih-fellowship-to-study-stress-induced-use-of-nicotine-5860 Eric Woodcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University‘s School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $76,000 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health for the project,“Neuropharmacological investigation of frontostriatal network function and nicotine seeking behavior in current smokers.“ The NIH predoctoral fellowship is a highly regarded, prestigious award, which will provide training support for Woodcock to investigate the effects of stress in cigarette smokers in a controlled experiment, and relate physiological and smoking behavior changes to changes found in brain imaging markers... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-student-receives-nih-fellowship-to-study-stress-induced-use-of-nicotine-5860 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Graig Donnelly named assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State and chief strategy officer at TechTown Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/20/graig-donnelly-named-assistant-vp-for-economic-development-at-wayne-state-and-chief-strategy-officer-at-techtown-detroit-5857 Graig Donnelly has been named assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State University and chief strategy officer at TechTown Detroit. In his new role, Donnelly will guide the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) civic leadership and placemaking initiatives, lead TechTown’s efforts to leverage its Midtown headquarters as a catalyst for entrepreneurial and neighborhood development, and develop strategies to further integrate the work of OED and TechTown. TechTown, a nonprofit business accelerator and incubator, was founded by Wayne State, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors in 2000. The organization works in close partnership with Wayne State’s Office of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/20/graig-donnelly-named-assistant-vp-for-economic-development-at-wayne-state-and-chief-strategy-officer-at-techtown-detroit-5857 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researchers initiate sustainability study in Detroit’s New Center district https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/18/wayne-state-researchers-initiate-sustainability-study-in-detroits-new-center-district-5856 Detroit’s abandoned buildings and blighted neighborhoods have captured the attention of news media, artists, photographers, videographers and curious tourists for decades. National and international news outlets have brandished the negative images in headlines and photo galleries, often noting that the Motor City once was the nation’s “crown jewel” as the world’s automotive capital. Despite the doom and gloom portrayals, Detroit is emerging as a model for adaptive reuse of vacant industrial and commercial property. Its downtown and Midtown areas are in the midst of frenetic construction activities, as vacant buildings are converted into a variety of uses ranging from residential... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/18/wayne-state-researchers-initiate-sustainability-study-in-detroits-new-center-district-5856 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $2.5 million NIH grant to shape next generation of antibiotics https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/14/wayne-state-receives-25-million-nih-grant-to-shape-next-generation-of-antibiotics-5855 DETROIT – Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to shape the next generation of antibiotics for the treatment of multidrug-resistant diseases. The project is led by David Crich, Ph.D., Schaap Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is a collaboration with groups at the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zürich, the Kresge Hearing Institute at the University of Michigan, and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/14/wayne-state-receives-25-million-nih-grant-to-shape-next-generation-of-antibiotics-5855 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Free talk to examine President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's role in years leading up to the Holocaust, May 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/13/fdr-was-the-best-the-best-of-his-generation-in-dealing-with-the-holocaust-the-best-of-his-successors-in-dealing-with-genocide-but-that-is-no-compliment-5853 WHAT:  “FDR was the Best: The Best of His Generation in dealing with the Holocaust, the Best of His Successors in Dealing with Genocide; but That is No Compliment!” This free talk will reevaluate the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in years leading up to the Holocaust, and in the years when Germany was perpetrating the War Against the Jews. It will consider his actions in relationship to the other issues that were pressing on the Presidential agenda and in relationship to the political, economic and war agenda. Also discussed will be FDR’s role in relationship to other contemporary... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/13/fdr-was-the-best-the-best-of-his-generation-in-dealing-with-the-holocaust-the-best-of-his-successors-in-dealing-with-genocide-but-that-is-no-compliment-5853 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Foundations partner to create Wayne State scholarship honoring Judge Gerald Rosen https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/foundations-partner-to-create-wayne-state-scholarship-honoring-judge-gerald-rosen-5851 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan have committed $350,000 to create a Wayne State scholarship recognizing Judge Gerald Rosen. The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen Scholarship for Community Commitment honors Rosen’s contribution to the Detroit community and his leadership during the city’s bankruptcy in 2013–2014. The scholarship will support Wayne State students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Rosen currently serves as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and acted as chief mediator during the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings, leading the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/foundations-partner-to-create-wayne-state-scholarship-honoring-judge-gerald-rosen-5851 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Gloria Heppner honored for writing one of the most influential articles in the history of Cancer Research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/gloria-heppner-honored-for-writing-one-of-the-most-influential-articles-in-the-history-of-cancer-research-5852 Cancer Research, the premier journal published by the American Association for Cancer Research, is celebrating its 75-year history. As part of the celebration, the magazine recently honored 48 of the most influential scientific articles in its history. Gloria Heppner, Ph.D., associate vice president for research at Wayne State University, was selected as one of the 48 outstanding researchers for her 1984 article “ Tumor Heterogeneity,” which was described as being “more often highlighted by editors, AACR Fellows, and cancer researchers than any other (article).” According to a special Cancer Research commentary written by Danny R. Welch, Ph.D., associate director of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/gloria-heppner-honored-for-writing-one-of-the-most-influential-articles-in-the-history-of-cancer-research-5852 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State study provides new understanding of diabetic peripheral neuropathy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/11/wayne-state-study-provides-new-understanding-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-5850 DETROIT – A research team from Wayne State University recently published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that provides a paradigm shift in the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and wound healing in the treatment of corneal and skin diabetic ulcers. DPN is one of the earliest and most common pathological manifestations of diabetes, occurring in more than 75 percent of diabetic patients. It can cause ulcerations in the cornea and skin, where it often leads to neuropathic pain and foot ulcerations that often require amputation. Understanding of the development of DPN is... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/11/wayne-state-study-provides-new-understanding-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-5850 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University explores academic exchange opportunities with leaders from The Lebanese University in Beirut https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/08/wayne-state-university-explores-academic-exchange-opportunities-with-leaders-from-the-lebanese-university-in-beirut-5846 A delegation from The Lebanese University recently visited Wayne State University to explore study and academic exchange opportunities for students and faculty in STEM fields. Hosted by Dr. Ahmad Ezzeddine, Wayne State associate vice president for Educational Outreach and International Programs, The Lebanese University delegation was led by Dr. Hassan Zeineddine, dean, Faculty of Sciences; Dr. Ali Elhaj, chair, Scientific Committee, Norms and Technology Management; Dr. Daoud Naoufal, chair, chemistry and biochemistry department; Dr. Ali Safa, professor, chemistry; and Dr. Jamal Charara, professor, physics and biomedical engineering. “Wayne State has a great number of partnerships and collaborations across the globe... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/08/wayne-state-university-explores-academic-exchange-opportunities-with-leaders-from-the-lebanese-university-in-beirut-5846 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University and NOBLE hosting Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair, April 12 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/06/wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-12-5845 WHAT:  25th Annual NOBLE CJSO Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair Learn about career opportunities with: •    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) •    Homeland Security Investigations •    U.S. Customs and Border Protection •    Michigan Department of Corrections •    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) •    U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) •    U.S. Probation Department •    Other police and criminal justice related agencies WHEN:  10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016 WHERE:  Student Center Building ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, Wayne State University, Detroit. Parking is available in parking structures 2 and 5, located on Anthony Wayne Drive between Warren and Kirby.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/06/wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-12-5845 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) College of Education to host symposium exploring impact of students’ sense of belonging on well-being, academic success https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/05/college-of-education-to-host-symposium-exploring-impact-of-students-sense-of-belonging-on-well-being-academic-success-5844 The special education program in the Wayne State University College of Education’s Division of Teacher Education will host a symposium exploring how students’ sense of school belonging increases socioemotional well-being and preparedness for academic growth. Specifically, the symposium will examine this notion in the context of urban schools. A panel of researchers will address the questions of who belongs in school, how belonging can be created for diverse students and why belonging can address educational inequity. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, located on Wayne State’s main campus... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/05/college-of-education-to-host-symposium-exploring-impact-of-students-sense-of-belonging-on-well-being-academic-success-5844 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State School of Social Work celebrates new building with ribbon cutting, open house https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/wayne-state-school-of-social-work-celebrates-new-building-with-ribbon-cutting-open-house-5841 The Wayne State University School of Social Work will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. to celebrate its new home at 5447 Woodward Avenue. The school moved to the new location in January 2016 from The Thompson Home, the building at Cass and Hancock it had occupied since 1991. The celebration, which is open to the public, will feature brief remarks by School of Social Work Dean Cheryl Waites and WSU President M. Roy Wilson, as well as students, faculty and donors. The school will offer refreshments and tours of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/wayne-state-school-of-social-work-celebrates-new-building-with-ribbon-cutting-open-house-5841 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Belle Isle Aquarium will focus on Flint and fish at conservation confab https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/belle-isle-aquarium-will-focus-on-flint-and-fish-at-conservation-confab-5842 Environmental activists and conservation scientists will gather at Detroit’s Belle Isle Aquarium on April 9 to discuss the Flint River as part of the aquarium’s annual Conservation Day Symposium. In response to the Flint drinking water crisis, a representative from the Flint Watershed Coalition will discuss the health of the Flint River and correct misperceptions that the river caused the crisis. “The Flint Watershed Coalition wants the public to know it’s not the river that caused the lead contamination in Flint’s water supply,” said Rebecca Fedewa, executive director of the Flint Watershed Coalition. The FWC is also getting the word... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/belle-isle-aquarium-will-focus-on-flint-and-fish-at-conservation-confab-5842 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New Detroit Public Health Clinic now open https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/new-detroit-public-health-clinic-now-open-5843 The new Detroit Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic hosted by the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Wayne State University Physician Group opened recently at 50 East Canfield, at Woodward Avenue in Detroit, following months of renovations. The clinic will provide screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention services on a walk-in basis or by appointment. The general phone number for STD services is 313-577-9100. The Detroit Public Health Tuberculosis Clinic remains open at 50 East Canfield. The WSU School of Medicine and WSUPG have operated the Detroit Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease control program under contract with the Michigan... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/new-detroit-public-health-clinic-now-open-5843 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index bounces back with 7.1-point increase https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-bounces-back-with-71-point-increase-5835 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) spiked 7.1 points to 59.1 in March 2016, recovering from last month’s drop to hit the highest value in the past six months. The three-month average rose modestly from 54.6 to 56.1, suggesting a trend of growth for the region’s economy. However, only 80 percent of survey respondents — a significant decline of 14 percent since February’s report — expressed confidence in continued economic stability. “Even though the economy powered ahead this month, concerns are arising from both international and domestic issues. Many are fueled by the instability of political parties and the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-bounces-back-with-71-point-increase-5835 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Keith Whitfield provost https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/wayne-state-university-names-keith-whitfield-provost-5837 Keith Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and an expert on aging among African Americans, has been named provost of Wayne State University effective June 1, 2016. The WSU Board of Governors approved Whitfield’s appointment at its April 1 meeting. Whitfield also holds Duke appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He also is co-director of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research. "We are delighted that... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/wayne-state-university-names-keith-whitfield-provost-5837 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month-5838 Each April, groups of college women and men across the country rally around campuses to bring awareness to and support for survivors of sexual violence. Logo by Shantalea Johns, winner of this year's Take Back the Night logo design competition On Monday, April 11, the Outreach Committee of the Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) — in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and First Step — will host the annual Take Back the Night forum and rally. Kim Trent, member of the WSU Board of Governors and African American 490 Challenge, will deliver... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month-5838 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Eating Insects Detroit conference coming May 26-28 to Wayne State — the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/eating-insects-detroit-conference-coming-may-26-28-to-wayne-state-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-us-5839 While eating bugs may have once been reserved for gross-out competition TV shows such as Fear Factor, there has been an increased interest in edible insects in Western countries where this food resource has been largely overlooked. Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Anthropology, has a primary interest in the evolution of the human diet, specifically entomophagy, or eating insects. As a burgeoning area of research and commerce, there have been a number of conferences held across Europe and in Canada dedicated to edible insects. But Wayne State University will be the first to host such a conference... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/eating-insects-detroit-conference-coming-may-26-28-to-wayne-state-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-us-5839 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows receives $400k grant from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation to promote environmental sustainability in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/30/wayne-states-detroit-revitalization-fellows-receives-400000-grant-from-the-fred-a-and-barbara-m-erb-family-foundation-to-promote-environmental-sustainability-in-detroit-5834 The Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF), a program of Wayne State University, has received a $400,000 grant from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The grant will support a collaborative environmental project between three local organizations that will impact the health and quality of life of Detroit residents. This is the first time the Erb Family Foundation has supported the DRF program. “This project aligns with the foundation’s focus on the Great Lakes and sustainable development while investing in our region’s talent,” said John M. Erb, president of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. “Partnership... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/30/wayne-states-detroit-revitalization-fellows-receives-400000-grant-from-the-fred-a-and-barbara-m-erb-family-foundation-to-promote-environmental-sustainability-in-detroit-5834 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit pediatrician awarded seat on national sickle cell disease advisory committee https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/29/detroit-pediatrician-awarded-seat-on-national-sickle-cell-disease-advisory-committee-5833 After nearly 30 years of leadership in the battle against the chronic disease in Michigan, Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney will now play an expanded national role in shaping federal policy and guidelines aimed at lessening the impact of the genetically triggered blood disorder. During her 29 years as a passionate clinician specializing in treating Detroit-area children with sickle cell disease (SCD) at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC, Wanda Whitten-Shurney, M.D., has worked relentlessly to help kids and their families manage the chronic ailment while enjoying healthier, more active lives. Now she’s being recognized for her long career as a pediatric... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/29/detroit-pediatrician-awarded-seat-on-national-sickle-cell-disease-advisory-committee-5833 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, April 1 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-1-5831 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, April 1, 2016, in The Garage Conference Room at TechTown, 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 10:30 a.m. and Student Affairs Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-1-5831 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan Notable Books author Sara Kosiba discusses 'What Happens' by John Hermann April 14 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/michigan-notable-books-author-sara-kosiba-lecturediscussion-of-what-happens-by-john-hermann-at-wayne-states-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-5832 MEDIA ADVISORY: WHAT: “What Happens” was originally published in France in 1926 and seized by U.S. Customs for violating the 1922 Tariff Act, which banned the importing of obscene materials from foreign countries; the novel has never been published in the United States, until now. Born in 1900, John Herrmann is known as Lansing, Michigan’s most forgotten author. Herrmann came from a successful Lansing family that owned John Herrmann’s Sons, the largest bespoke tailor in the state.  Sara Kosiba is an associate professor of English at Troy University in Alabama. Her research specializes in 20th century Midwestern writers, including figures... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/michigan-notable-books-author-sara-kosiba-lecturediscussion-of-what-happens-by-john-hermann-at-wayne-states-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-5832 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Yamasaki Lecture Series presents “Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design” on April 14 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/yamasaki-lecture-series-presents-ralph-rapson-sixty-years-of-modern-design-on-april-14-5829 Join us for a public lecture by Richard (Rip) Rapson, the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation in Detroit and the son of designer Ralph Rapson. Richard Rapson is the former president of the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis. He was a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Don Fraser (MN) and served as Minneapolis’ deputy mayor. He was also named a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Design Center for American Urban Studies. Ralph Rapson (1914-2008) attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art. While there, he was greatly influenced by the work of Eliel Saarinen, as well as his fellow... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/yamasaki-lecture-series-presents-ralph-rapson-sixty-years-of-modern-design-on-april-14-5829 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society presents 'Urban Families: The American Dream in Crisis' https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5830 WHAT: Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, will examine why fewer American families from all backgrounds now have the opportunity for upward mobility — a topic explored in his most recent book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam has been consulted by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as leaders from around the world. The Sunday Times called him “the most influential academic in the world.” President Obama awarded Putnam the 2012 National Humanities Medal for “deepening our understanding of community in America.” WHEN:  10... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5830 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Elevator Pitch Competition at RenCen sends Wayne State business students straight to the top https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/24/elevator-pitch-competition-at-ren-cen-sends-wayne-state-business-students-straight-to-the-top-5828 WHAT: While many of their classmates are tailgating for the Detroit Tigers’ home opener, a select group of Wayne State University business students will board a shuttle downtown — but they won’t be wearing baseball caps. Instead, they’ll be dressed to impress as they vie for $1,750 in scholarship money in the first-ever Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition, practicing their opening lines on Detroit executives in the Renaissance Center elevators. The students have 90 seconds — the time it takes to reach the Coach Insignia from the ground floor — to give an “elevator speech” about themselves,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/24/elevator-pitch-competition-at-ren-cen-sends-wayne-state-business-students-straight-to-the-top-5828 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State start-up, RetroSense Therapeutics, doses first patient in phase I/II RP clinical trial https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-start-up-retrosense-therapeutics-doses-first-patient-in-phase-iii-rp-clinical-trial-5825 DETROIT – A Wayne State University startup company announced today the first successful dosing of a patient in a clinical trial that is a major step forward for patients with vision challenges. RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, successfully dosed their first patient in the first clinical trial to evaluate the safety of RST-001. The study is titled “Phase I/IIa, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Study of Safety and Tolerability of Uniocular Intravitreal RST-001 in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).” RST-001 is designed to restore some vision in patients with RP, a genetic condition that leads to the progressive degeneration of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-start-up-retrosense-therapeutics-doses-first-patient-in-phase-iii-rp-clinical-trial-5825 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute to host 'Detroit 101' Tour April 20 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-20-5826 Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and conversation, from 2 to 8 p.m. on April 20. The information-packed afternoon will begin with a bus tour of Detroit neighborhoods and destinations, including Midtown, downtown, the riverfront, West Village, the Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, the Avenue of Fashion and Palmer Park. Participants will engage in conversation with community leaders along the route, including Ritchie Harrison (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy), Brittany Sanders (Belle Isle Conservancy), Vittoria Katanski (Hatch Detroit) and Kim Tandy (Mayor’s Office, Department of Neighborhoods). The interactive event will conclude with lunch and a group dialogue — "Your Detroit?... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-20-5826 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State President Wilson honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity's 2016 Giving Back award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-university-president-m-roy-wilson-honored-with-insight-into-diversitys-2016-giving-back-award-5827 Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has been given the 2016 Giving Back award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his work to propel underrepresented students toward science careers and increase the diversity of WSU’s campus, among other initiatives. Wilson will be featured, along with 26 other recipients, in the April 2016 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The award honors presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-university-president-m-roy-wilson-honored-with-insight-into-diversitys-2016-giving-back-award-5827 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Exhibit and panel discussion to explore Latino workers’ impact on the auto industry https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/22/exhibit-and-panel-discussion-to-explore-latino-workers-impact-on-the-auto-industry-5824 WHAT: Exhibit opening and panel discussion - "From the Margins to the Core: Latino Workers in the Nation’s Auto Industry" Exhibit – The Walter P. Reuther Library is hosting a new exhibit, on loan from Michigan State University, highlighting the voices of Latino workers and their impact on the auto industry. The exhibit draws from photographs, oral histories and other archival records.  Panel discussion – Exploring the contributions of Latino autoworkers from a variety of perspectives. Panelists include: •    Cindy Estrada, vice president, International Union, UAW •    Rubén Martinez, director, Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University •    Celso Duque,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/22/exhibit-and-panel-discussion-to-explore-latino-workers-impact-on-the-auto-industry-5824 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Levin Center at Wayne Law plans legal ethics discussion April 4 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/17/levin-center-at-wayne-law-plans-legal-ethics-discussion-april-4-5823 The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present “Mindful Lawyering: The Ethics of Knowing When to Say No” on Monday, April 4. In January, “60 Minutes” reported on an undercover investigation in which 16 New York lawyers were asked about helping a client hide questionably obtained money. Only one said “no.” How do lawyers keep their moral compass on true north when confronted with the pressures of their boss, their clients, their firm, making money? This panel will look at the “60 Minutes” case and discuss the complex issues when lawyers are involved in matters that challenge... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/17/levin-center-at-wayne-law-plans-legal-ethics-discussion-april-4-5823 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition on display at Wayne State University, through April 3 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/15/shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-on-display-at-wayne-state-universitys-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-through-april-3-5821 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The First Folio exhibition panels and rotating Shakespeare and renaissance special collections are on display through April 3 at Wayne State University’s Library System in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library atrium.  The exhibit is open to the public and is free to view. WHEN: Now through Sunday, April 3, 2016 Available for viewing during open library hours. See library.wayne.edu for complete schedule. WHERE: David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit. MORE INFO: Shakespeare First Folio The Shakespeare First Folio is considered one of the world’s most influential books. First published in 1623, a copy of Shakespeare’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/15/shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-on-display-at-wayne-state-universitys-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-through-april-3-5821 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Pediatric researchers find evidence that help prevent abnormalities in heart muscle after children receive chemotherapy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/15/pediatric-researchers-find-evidence-that-help-prevent-abnormalities-in-heart-muscle-after-children-receive-chemotherapy-5822 A study published today by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC and the Wayne State University School of Medicine is bringing new hope to families of children who struggle with a common form of leukemia and thus must confront an elevated risk for long-term heart ailments caused by chemotherapy. The study in today’s issue of the journal Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society, finally provides new insight as to how dexrazoxane protects against heart damage in children receiving one of the most common treatments for childhood cancer, anthracycline chemotherapy. Dexrazoxane has recently been established by investigators... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/15/pediatric-researchers-find-evidence-that-help-prevent-abnormalities-in-heart-muscle-after-children-receive-chemotherapy-5822 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society presents “Urban Families: The American Dream in Crisis” https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5818 Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) will feature political scientist, author and educator Robert D. Putnam on Monday, March 28, in its Spring 2016 program titled “Urban Families: The American Dream in Crisis.” Putnam will examine why fewer American families from all backgrounds now have the opportunity for upward mobility — a topic explored in his most recent book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. In his book, he points out that in recent years there has been much discussion about America’s income inequality, but he warns that we should brace ourselves for growing inequality... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5818 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State among nine universities nationally awarded a microgrant to expand pilot programs assisting at-risk students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/wayne-state-among-nine-universities-nationally-awarded-a-microgrant-to-expand-pilot-programs-assisting-at-risk-students-5819 Wayne State University today was awarded a $50,000 microgrant to expand pilot programs designed to prevent at risk, low-income college students nearing graduation from dropping out. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) awarded nine public, urban research universities nationally a total of $450,000. Each university received $50,000 to launch or expand their pilot programs. The grants announced today are for two years and are funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and the Lumina Foundation. The nine awardees have agreed to launch or begin expanding their pilot programs by... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/wayne-state-among-nine-universities-nationally-awarded-a-microgrant-to-expand-pilot-programs-assisting-at-risk-students-5819 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) FRIDAY: At annual Match Day bash, post-graduation residency placement revealed for 300 medical students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/friday-at-annual-match-day-bash-post-graduation-residency-placement-revealed-for-300-medical-students-5820 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2016 medical students will learn the site of their upcoming residency training at the jubilant annual Match Day ceremony. The event mirrors national Match Day events scheduled on the same day throughout the country, and follows the protocol of the National Resident Matching Program, a private non-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions of graduate medical education in the United States. Sealed envelopes containing all U.S. medical students’ graduate medical education assignments, including specialty and location of residency, are delivered and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/14/friday-at-annual-match-day-bash-post-graduation-residency-placement-revealed-for-300-medical-students-5820 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC research team and Wayne State University lead clinical trial to protect the hearts of children who receive chemotherapy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/09/childrens-hospital-of-michigan-dmc-research-team-and-wayne-state-university-lead-clinical-trial-to-protect-the-hearts-of-children-who-receive-chemotherapy-5816 Published in the upcoming March 10, 2016, issue of the authoritative Journal of Clinical Oncology, this new study is likely to change the standard of cardiac care during treatment of many childhood cancer patients. After more than two decades of research on a National Institutes of Health study, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., and a group of pioneering Detroit researchers have co-published a study that breaks new ground in the effort to protect children who survive two major types of blood cancer from... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/09/childrens-hospital-of-michigan-dmc-research-team-and-wayne-state-university-lead-clinical-trial-to-protect-the-hearts-of-children-who-receive-chemotherapy-5816 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $3.6M NIH grant to increase number of underrepresented students in science majors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/08/wayne-state-university-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-increase-number-of-underrepresented-students-in-science-majors-5815 The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant of more than $3.6 million that will continue to support the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program at Wayne State University. Rasheeda Zafar (far right), program coordinator for the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, said the IMSD is a catalyst for institutional changes that enhance the future success of all STEM and biomedical science students. The WSU-IMSD program, established in 1978 with NIH support as the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) program, was developed and has been led by Joseph... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/08/wayne-state-university-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-increase-number-of-underrepresented-students-in-science-majors-5815 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Libraries launch digital collection of Detroit Sunday Journal https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/07/wayne-state-university-libraries-launch-digital-collection-of-detroit-sunday-journal-5814 The Wayne State University Libraries recently launched a digital collection containing all issues of the Detroit Sunday Journal, the publication produced by newspaper union workers who went on strike from the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press in July 1995. Spanning four years and just over 200 editions, the Sunday Journal was a weekly tabloid newspaper that was available through the mail, in stores and at corner boxes throughout Southeast Michigan. “It was journalism off the leash,” said Tom Schram, former publisher of the Sunday Journal. “Strike newspapers in America had been primarily stopgap publications produced by outside interests. The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/07/wayne-state-university-libraries-launch-digital-collection-of-detroit-sunday-journal-5814 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index drops; economy still shows modest expansion https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-drops-economy-still-shows-modest-expansion-5812 DETROIT—In February 2016, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped a significant 5.1 points to 52.0, the lowest value in the past six months. The three-month average dipped a point and a half, from 56.3 to 54.6. “Index components continue to support an optimistic outlook,” said Timothy Butler, associate professor of global supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. “As the PMI remains above 50, the implication is that the southeast Michigan economy continues to expand modestly.” The vast majority of survey respondents indicated that the economy will remain... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-drops-economy-still-shows-modest-expansion-5812 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Scholars to present urban education research, March 28 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/04/scholars-to-present-research-on-urban-education-march-28-5813 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Four education scholars will present their research during the Wayne State University Alumni Association’s Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series. The free event is titled: “Academic Perspective: Research on Urban Education” Featured speakers include: Michael Addonizio, professor, Wayne state University College of Education David Arsen, professor of education policy and K-12 educational administration, Michigan State University Gary Miron, professor of educational leadership, research and technology, Western Michigan University Thomas Pedroni, associate professor, curriculum studies and program coordinator, schooling and society, Wayne State University WHEN:  Noon-1 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2016 WHERE:  Wayne State University, Spencer M.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/04/scholars-to-present-research-on-urban-education-march-28-5813 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to recognize Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns at annual Roland T. Lakey Award Lecture https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/02/eugene-applebaum-college-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences-to-recognize-dean-marie-chisholm-burns-at-annual-roland-t-lakey-award-lecture-5811 DETROIT – The Department of Pharmacy Practice and the Alpha Chi Chapter of the Rho Chi Society — the academic honor society in pharmacy — of Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will host the annual Roland T. Lakey Award Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FCCP, FASHP, this year’s honoree and dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver a presentation titled “Research in Practice: Pharmacists’ Value in Providing Patient Care.” The lecture, which is free and open to the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/02/eugene-applebaum-college-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences-to-recognize-dean-marie-chisholm-burns-at-annual-roland-t-lakey-award-lecture-5811 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State research team to evaluate possible link between Flint water system and health problems https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/01/wayne-state-research-team-to-evaluate-possible-link-between-flint-water-system-and-health-problems-5810 Wayne State University announced today that it has formed the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP). The research group, led by Wayne State researchers specializing in environmental engineering and public health, will conduct an independent study to evaluate the possible association between changes in Flint’s water system and public health, specifically the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.  The first phase of the investigation is set to begin March 1, with FACHEP researchers engaging with the community to set up enhanced disease and environmental surveillance in Flint and Genesee County. Shawn McElmurry, an environmental and civil engineering professor in Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/01/wayne-state-research-team-to-evaluate-possible-link-between-flint-water-system-and-health-problems-5810 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University receives nearly $1.4 million from DTE Energy Foundation to improve retention and graduation rates https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/29/wayne-state-university-receives-nearly-14-million-from-dte-energy-foundation-to-improve-retention-and-graduation-rates-5808 DETROIT – Wayne State University has received three grants totaling nearly $1.4 million from the DTE Energy Foundation to support programs and scholarships designed to improve retention and graduation rates. The grants are part of the foundation’s efforts to power the Michigan economy by ensuring graduates have the skills and talents to achieve career success in the state. To recognize the generosity of the DTE Energy Foundation, Wayne State University will host a celebration of the gift at the Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 3. A program beginning at 10:30 a.m... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/29/wayne-state-university-receives-nearly-14-million-from-dte-energy-foundation-to-improve-retention-and-graduation-rates-5808 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State names Ericka M. Jackson director of undergraduate admissions https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/29/wayne-state-names-ericka-m-jackson-director-of-undergraduate-admissions-5809 Ericka M. Jackson has been named director of undergraduate admissions for Wayne State University, effective Feb. 29. The appointment was announced by Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, associate vice president of Educational Outreach and International Programs, who oversees Enrollment Management which includes the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Jackson joins the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the Wayne State University Law School, where she was assistant dean of admissions and student affairs. She is a  graduate of Wayne Law and holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Michigan. In her new role, Jackson is responsible for planning and directing the recruitment... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/29/wayne-state-names-ericka-m-jackson-director-of-undergraduate-admissions-5809 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Honors faculty member invited to speak at global HIV/AIDS conference at The White House https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/26/honors-faculty-member-invited-to-speak-at-global-hivaids-conference-at-the-white-house-5806 Laurel Sprague, senior lecturer of political science in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, has accepted an invitation to speak at The White House during a global conference on HIV/AIDS on March 3, 2016. Sprague will speak at The White House conference Translating Research into Action: Reducing HIV Stigma to Optimize HIV Outcomes, hosted by the Office of National AIDS Policy, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research, National Institute of Mental Health and community partners. Her presentation is titled “Measuring HIV-Related Stigma and Monitoring Progress toward Stigma Reduction.” A... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/26/honors-faculty-member-invited-to-speak-at-global-hivaids-conference-at-the-white-house-5806 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Aspiring female engineers to get glimpse of future during hands-on engineering event at Wayne State https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/26/aspiring-female-engineers-to-get-glimpse-of-future-during-hands-on-engineering-event-at-wayne-state-5807 What:  More than 200 middle school girls from around metro Detroit will get a glimpse at what their future in engineering could look like in four years.  The Wayne State University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting an event to support aspiring female engineers. Through hands on activities such as making magnet-powered hovercrafts, candy asphalt and an artificial lung led by current Wayne State engineering students, girls will be able to learn more about the different engineering disciplines and the college experience. Women working in the industry from companies such as Ford will also be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/26/aspiring-female-engineers-to-get-glimpse-of-future-during-hands-on-engineering-event-at-wayne-state-5807 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Baroudeur Deux coming August 2016 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/baroudeur-deux-coming-august-2016-5803 Summer is the time for blockbuster movies, but this year’s most anticipated sequel won’t be found on the silver screen. The Baroudeur Deux, the 2016 version of Wayne State’s highly successful cycling event to raise money for student scholarships, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, and registration is now open. “We expect The Baroudeur to be a hot ticket this summer, so if you want to join us, I encourage you to register sooner rather than later,” says Matt Lockwood, ride director and WSU’s director of communications. “We’re capping the number of riders at 2,000, and I’m confident... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/baroudeur-deux-coming-august-2016-5803 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University's Department of African American Studies celebrates anniversary with event honoring the legacy of black studies at WSU https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/wayne-state-universitys-department-of-african-american-studies-celebrates-anniversary-with-event-honoring-the-legacy-of-black-studies-at-wsu-5804 Black Studies has a long and storied history at Wayne State University that spans 45 years.  A student demonstration in 1970 spurred the creation of the Center for Black Studies at WSU. In 1989, yet another student rally resulted in its transformation into the Department of Africana Studies. On March 27, 2015, the WSU Board of Governors approved a name change to the Department of African American Studies. In recognition and appreciation of the valiant efforts of WSU alumni, and to acknowledge the department's progress and ongoing challenges, this year's Black History Month program is aptly titled “45/25: Celebrating the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/wayne-state-universitys-department-of-african-american-studies-celebrates-anniversary-with-event-honoring-the-legacy-of-black-studies-at-wsu-5804 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute hosts Detroit Dialogue: Spaces for Everyone, March 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/detroit-orientation-institute-hosts-detroit-dialogue-spaces-for-everyone-march-2-5805 How can community gathering places in Detroit be improved on a community’s own terms? What are the roles of anchor institutions in improving place? How should the public be involved in decision making processes to improve public spaces? These and other questions will be explored in a small, interactive dinner-time conversation, Detroit Dialogue: Spaces for Everyone, presented by Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute. The event’s 15 participants are invited to actively engage in the discussion, where they will be joined by special guests Elliott Broom (Detroit Institute of Arts); Ritchie Harrison (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy); and Rebecca "Bucky" Willis (Bleeding... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/23/detroit-orientation-institute-hosts-detroit-dialogue-spaces-for-everyone-march-2-5805 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State asks, which teacher made a difference in your life? https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/15/wayne-state-asks-which-teacher-made-a-difference-in-your-life-5802 Almost all of us can look back and remember a time when a teacher changed our life. Was it in elementary school, high school, college? What did they do for you? The Wayne State University College of Education is asking you to publicly recognize your favorite teacher by sharing your story at coe.wayne.edu/because-of-you. The website and accompanying video are part of a campaign called “Because of You, I…” aimed at reminding people of the difference teachers make, and to inspire people to consider a career in education. The video features current WSU education students.   Despite going to school for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/15/wayne-state-asks-which-teacher-made-a-difference-in-your-life-5802 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Nursing receives prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars grant to prepare Ph.D. nurses https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/11/wayne-state-university-college-of-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of-nursing-scholars-grant-to-prepare-phd-nurses-5800 Detroit – The Wayne State University College of Nursing is one of only 32 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.’s. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars program will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D. in three years. Wayne State’s College of Nursing will select one nursing student to receive this prestigious scholarship. The Future of Nursing Scholars program is a multi-funder initiative. In addition to RWJF, Johnson & Johnson Inc., Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Northwell Health (formerly... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/11/wayne-state-university-college-of-nursing-receives-prestigious-future-of-nursing-scholars-grant-to-prepare-phd-nurses-5800 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on a variety of Valentine's Day themes https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/11/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-a-variety-of-valentines-day-themes-5801 The following Wayne State University experts are available to provide commentary and analysis for a variety of Valentine's Day topics, such as aspects of online dating, communication in long-distance relationships, and adolescents’ romantic and sexual development. • Stephanie Tong, assistant professor of communication in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts — Tong's research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal communication and new media. Specifically, she studies how people initiate, maintain and terminate relationships using computer-mediated communication. Her current research is funded by the National Science Foundation and examines aspects of online dating, relationship initiation and courtship. •... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/11/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-a-variety-of-valentines-day-themes-5801 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State offers 30 percent cut for tuition and housing for 2016 spring and summer semesters https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/10/wayne-state-offers-30-percent-cut-for-tuition-and-housing-for-2016-spring-and-summer-semesters-5799 Wayne State University has announced it will continue a tuition discount program that cuts undergraduate tuition by 30 percent for 2016 spring and summer semester courses. University officials developed the program last year to deliver direct tuition savings while encouraging faster degree completion. To be eligible for the Spring/Summer Tuition Break program, students must have registered and be on track to complete 24 credits between Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, and must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5 at the end of Fall 2015.  Eligibility requirements were designed to both include and support many in WSU's diverse... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/10/wayne-state-offers-30-percent-cut-for-tuition-and-housing-for-2016-spring-and-summer-semesters-5799 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University researchers discover new source of mutations in cancer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/09/wayne-state-university-researchers-discover-new-source-of-mutations-in-cancer-5798 DETROIT— Mutations are the replacement of DNA bases known as Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G) and Thymine (T) with other bases. When mutations such as C to T or G to A are found within a specific DNA sequence, this is known as a mutation signature. These mutation signatures are like spelling mistakes that carry signs of the agents that caused the mutations. Ultraviolet light, tobacco smoke and other cancer-causing agents leave behind such signatures in the DNA of tumors. Recently, a new mutation signature found in cancer cells was suspected to have been created by a family of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/09/wayne-state-university-researchers-discover-new-source-of-mutations-in-cancer-5798 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University technology enters exclusive license agreement with TRImaran Pharma Inc. to develop new class of drugs https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/08/wayne-state-university-technology-enters-exclusive-license-agreement-with-trimaran-pharma-inc-to-develop-new-class-of-drugs-5796 DETROIT— Wayne State University recently entered into an exclusive license agreement with TRImaran Pharma Inc. for a class of novel drugs developed at Wayne State University that aims to offer hope in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, ADHD and other neurological disorders. Aloke Dutta, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State, has developed promising lead molecules based on unique pyran molecular structures known as triple reuptake inhibitors (TRI) to address the current therapeutic need for treating depression, PTSD and other neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. These... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/08/wayne-state-university-technology-enters-exclusive-license-agreement-with-trimaran-pharma-inc-to-develop-new-class-of-drugs-5796 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson to be honored with Michigan Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/08/wayne-state-university-first-lady-jacqueline-wilson-to-be-honored-with-michigan-womens-history-month-leadership-in-action-award-5797 Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson has been selected as one of 25 women to receive the Michigan Women’s History Month Leadership in Action Award for her outstanding leadership, iconic presence and inspiring business acumen. Wilson’s achievements will be recognized during the second annual Career Mastered Women’s History Month Awards Program Gala on Monday, March 14, at Detroit’s Crown Plaza Riverfront Hotel. The event and awards are hosted by Linwick & Associates, LLC, a global human resources firm with offices in Detroit and Charlotte, North Carolina. “I feel so honored to receive this award. I truly appreciate the recognition... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/08/wayne-state-university-first-lady-jacqueline-wilson-to-be-honored-with-michigan-womens-history-month-leadership-in-action-award-5797 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University hosting events marking Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/04/wayne-state-university-hosting-events-marking-shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-5795 Wayne State University is hosting several events through April 1 celebrating the original Shakespeare First Folio, considered one of the world’s most influential books. First published in 1623, a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio sold at auction in 2006 for $5.2 million. Only 244 copies exist. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Library in Washington, D.C., will be circulating 18 of its 82 copies to one site in each state. Wayne State University, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Library, was selected to host the First Folio in Michigan. The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/04/wayne-state-university-hosting-events-marking-shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-5795 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge aims to sign up new organ donors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-5793 Wayne State is one of a dozen colleges throughout the state vying to save lives as part of the Gift of Life Campus Challenge, one of the most successful organ donation college outreach programs in the nation. Since 2012, the university has gone undefeated, winning the trophy for adding the most names to the donor registry. Over the years, the WSU community has been inspired by the memory of student Rebecca Joy Butler, daughter of associate business professor Timothy Butler. Rebecca, 20, was pursuing a marketing degree at Wayne State when she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. While... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-5793 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Patients rank WSU physicians among top four in the nation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/patients-rank-wsu-physicians-among-top-four-in-the-nation-5794 Physicians educated by the Wayne State University School of Medicine have been voted by patients across the United States as among the best doctors in the nation. The eighth annual Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards ranked physicians who were educated at the WSU School of Medicine fourth in the nation based on patient reviews of bedside manner, how much time doctors spend with patients, how quickly they see patients and other factors. The rankings are based on ratings and reviews by more than 6 million patients and analyzed by Vitals. The organization works to provide cost and quality transparency through consumer... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/patients-rank-wsu-physicians-among-top-four-in-the-nation-5794 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index reflects growth, stability as year begins https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-reflects-growth-stability-as-year-begins-5790 DETROIT—As 2016 began, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicated an ongoing trend of growth and stability. The PMI for January 2016 was 57.1, bouncing back to November 2015’s figure. The number has been remarkably stable for the past six months. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy, and the January index marks the 19th consecutive month at or above that value. “This month, production activity accelerated with the index, and employment growth was strong as well,” said Nitin Paranjpe, a finance faculty member in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-reflects-growth-stability-as-year-begins-5790 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) The effects of racism contribute to preventing progress in lowering preterm birth and infant mortality among blacks https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/the-effects-of-racism-contribute-to-preventing-progress-in-lowering-preterm-birth-and-infant-mortality-among-blacks-5788 DETROIT— Recent research has shown that, despite advances in health care, infant mortality rates among black communities have been approximately twice as high as the rates for whites in the United States for nearly a century. As preterm births account for the vast majority of infant deaths, it is becoming increasingly clear that more research on the cause of this problem is needed if infant mortality rates for blacks are to decrease to the level of their white counterparts.  Significant research has already been undertaken to understand racial disparities in preterm birth. However, rather than focusing specifically on the black... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/the-effects-of-racism-contribute-to-preventing-progress-in-lowering-preterm-birth-and-infant-mortality-among-blacks-5788 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University accepting applications for SAT Boot Camp to help prepare high school students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-5789 As Michigan prepares to switch this spring from the ACT to the SAT, CommunityEngagement@Wayne, part of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, is accepting applications for its SAT Boot Camp. SAT Boot Camp replaces the K.A.L.E.S ACT Prep Institute, CommunityEngagement@Wayne’s standardized test prep course. Instead of preparing students for the ACT, this course will prep high school sophomores, juniors and seniors for the SAT. “This is a great opportunity for high school students to learn about the SAT test and begin prepping for it. Even though the name has changed, the program’s core value is still... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-5789 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New agreement allows Washtenaw Community College grads to earn Wayne State business degrees faster https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/new-agreement-allows-washtenaw-community-college-grads-to-earn-wayne-state-business-degrees-faster-5787 The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Washtenaw Community College  announced a new agreement that maximizes the value of certain associate degrees from WCC when earning a business degree at WSU. The agreement allows WCC students who have completed an associate degree in business, accounting or supply chain management to transfer up to 82 credits to Wayne State toward completion of a bachelor of science within the Ilitch School. Typically, Wayne State accepts 64 transfer credits, but this agreement expands that limit for business students from WCC, who can cover most WSU general education and business foundation... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/new-agreement-allows-washtenaw-community-college-grads-to-earn-wayne-state-business-degrees-faster-5787 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) National Dance Education Organization prize for dance researchers is named for Wayne State’s Doug Risner https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/national-dance-education-organization-prize-for-dance-researchers-is-named-for-wayne-state-universitys-doug-risner-5792 DETROIT (January 28, 2016) – The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) has announced the establishment of its Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers, named for Wayne State University Professor of Dance Doug Risner. The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research study manuscripts to NDEO’s Journal of Dance Education are eligible. Prize recipients will see their article published in the journal and receive an honorarium that may be used for NDEO membership, conference costs and other professional services. There will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/national-dance-education-organization-prize-for-dance-researchers-is-named-for-wayne-state-universitys-doug-risner-5792 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Peter Caborn Edelman appointed to lead Wayne State University alumni relations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/27/peter-caborn-edelman-appointed-to-lead-wayne-state-university-alumni-relations-5786 Wayne State University has named Peter Caborn Edelman as its senior director for alumni relations and executive director of the Wayne State University Alumni Association, effective Feb. 1, 2016.  Edelman will provide critical leadership in strengthening ties between the university and its large and committed base of alumni. “Wayne State is delighted to welcome Peter and his skilled leadership to campus,” said Chacona W. Johnson, vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation.  “Peter’s extensive experience in development, alumni engagement and higher education management will be a tremendous resource for the university and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/27/peter-caborn-edelman-appointed-to-lead-wayne-state-university-alumni-relations-5786 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) University Research Corridor statewide economic impact tops $17 billion, up 35 percent since 2007 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/26/university-research-corridor-statewide-economic-impact-tops-17-billion-up-35-percent-since-2007-5785 LANSING, Mich. (January 26, 2016) – Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributed $17.5 billion to Michigan’s economy, an increase of $700 million over the previous year, according to the 9th Annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report released today. The URC also ranked highly in the transfer of research and development, surpassing its five-year average for the number of patents issued, licensing and options activity, and invention disclosures, for the third straight year. The report also noted that every region in the state of Michigan benefited from economic activities tied to the URC, including spending on operations, student spending and incremental alumni... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/26/university-research-corridor-statewide-economic-impact-tops-17-billion-up-35-percent-since-2007-5785 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Jan. 29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-29-5784 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m. and Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board’s website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-29-5784 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Russell Douglas Whitman College of Education dean https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-russell-douglas-whitman-college-of-education-dean-5781 Wayne State University has named Russell Douglas Whitman as dean of its College of Education. Whitman had served as interim dean since May 2014. During his tenure as interim dean, Whitman revamped the college’s programming, recruitment and outreach efforts as well as its focus on student retention. Other accomplishments under his leadership include significant growth in research and grants, launching the TeachDETROIT initiative to train teachers to work in Detroit Public Schools and several new community partnerships. “I am deeply touched by the degree of support the college has shown, and to Provost Winters in this appointment,” said Whitman. “Further, I... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-russell-douglas-whitman-college-of-education-dean-5781 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Rob Kohrman vice dean of Fiscal Affairs for School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-rob-kohrman-vice-dean-of-fiscal-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5782 Wayne State University today announced the appointment of veteran administrator Rob Kohrman as vice dean for Fiscal Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The appointment is effective Jan. 18, 2016. “Rob’s extensive and integral leadership experience overseeing the Wayne State University budget will be essential to addressing the issues confronting our School of Medicine, the Wayne State University Physician Group, and the Fund for Medical Research and Education,” said David S. Hefner, M.B.A., vice president of Health Affairs for the university. Kohrman will report directly to Hefner; School of Medicine Dean Jack D. Sobel, M.D.; and William... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-rob-kohrman-vice-dean-of-fiscal-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5782 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9 M NIH award to aid in treatment of life-threatening infections caused by antibiotic resistant enterococci bacteria https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-award-to-aid-in-treatment-of-life-threatening-infections-caused-by-antibiotic-resistant-enterococci-bacteria-5779 DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problematic in the hospital setting, especially in immune system deficient patients, and constitute an emerging local and global health crisis. The development of new anti-infective drugs has largely diminished in the past decade, complicating treatment options for these infections and creating a critical need to maximize the effectiveness of currently available drug treatments. Michael Rybak, Pharm. D., M.P.H., professor of pharmacy practice in Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and adjunct... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-award-to-aid-in-treatment-of-life-threatening-infections-caused-by-antibiotic-resistant-enterococci-bacteria-5779 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU discovery, called a ‘paradigm shift,’ promises better treatment for diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder, cystic fibrosis and more https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wsu-discovery-called-a-paradigm-shift-promises-better-treatment-for-diabetes-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-cystic-fibrosis-and-more-5780 DETROIT – A groundbreaking discovery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine into the fundamental mechanism of insulin secretion – critical to the management and treatment of diabetes – could lead to better drug targets for the more than 350 million people worldwide who live with the metabolic disorder. Distinguished Professor of Physiology Bhanu Jena, Ph.D., led a team that showed, for the first time, that isolated insulin-secreting porosomes are functionally reconstituted into live-insulin-secreting beta cells. Secretion is a fundamental cellular process that occurs in all living organisms. Cell secretion is responsible for numerous activities, including neurotransmission and the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wsu-discovery-called-a-paradigm-shift-promises-better-treatment-for-diabetes-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-cystic-fibrosis-and-more-5780 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State hosts panel on "Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years" https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/14/wayne-state-hosts-panel-on-making-michigan-a-top-10-education-state-in-10-years-5778 On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Wayne State University College of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, supported by Metro Bureau, will host a panel discussion featuring Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston, ‘91, ‘02, titled “Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years.” Panel members will also include Michael Addonizio, professor, Wayne State University; Monique Beels, ‘89, ‘98, ‘02, superintendent, Clawson Public Schools; Mike DeVault, superintendent, Macomb Intermediate School District; Randy Liepa, ‘90, ‘97, superintendent, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency; and Thomas Parker, superintendent, Ecorse Public Schools. The panel will be moderated by Alicia Nails,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/14/wayne-state-hosts-panel-on-making-michigan-a-top-10-education-state-in-10-years-5778 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Press receives $94,000 grant to digitize out-of-print titles https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-university-press-receives-94000-grant-to-digitize-out-of-print-titles-5775 DETROIT (January 12, 2016) — Wayne State University Press will digitize 59 out-of-print titles through a $94,000 grant from a joint project between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The titles will focus on Jewish and regional studies, and will be freely accessible to the public through the websites of the Wayne State University Library System and the Press. This is the Mellon Foundation’s first grant to Wayne State University. “Adding these titles back into the public sphere allows them to be discovered for the first time by new audiences,” said Jane Hoehner,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-university-press-receives-94000-grant-to-digitize-out-of-print-titles-5775 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jerry Herron begins term as president of the National Collegiate Honors Council https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/jerry-herron-begins-term-as-president-of-the-national-collegiate-honors-council-5776 DETROIT — Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, has been elected president of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). He was formally inducted during November’s NCHC annual conference in Chicago. The NCHC serves as the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges, directors, deans, faculty, staff, and students. The organization provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing and expanding honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research. Herron attended his first NCHC national meeting in 2002,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/jerry-herron-begins-term-as-president-of-the-national-collegiate-honors-council-5776 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives full accreditation for human research protection program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-receives-full-accreditation-for-human-research-protection-program-5777 DETROIT— Following a rigorous evaluation process, Wayne State University’s research program involving human participants has been renewed for full accreditation for five years by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP). AAHRPP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing protection of the rights and welfare of research participants and the promotion of scientifically meritorious and ethically sound research. AAHRPP accreditation is the “gold seal” for human participant research, requiring its member institutions to reach performance standards that surpass the threshold of state and federal requirements. Seeking accreditation by AAHRPP is voluntary. “This reaccreditation demonstrates Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-receives-full-accreditation-for-human-research-protection-program-5777 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Free seminar for small businesses: Government Contracting 101 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/free-seminar-for-small-businesses-government-contracting-101-5773 Owners of small businesses are invited to join Wayne State University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for a free seminar about getting involved in the field of government contracting. The federal government purchases more than $500 billion in goods and services each year, and the State of Michigan uses more than 1,000 multiyear contracts. Learn how to get in on the action by attending Government Contracting 101. Participants will learn how to become successful contractors and what services and resources are available to help small businesses with the government market. Opportunities within both federal and state programs will be covered... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/free-seminar-for-small-businesses-government-contracting-101-5773 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne state engineering experts available to reporters covering North American International Auto Show https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/wayne-state-engineering-professors-available-for-north-american-international-auto-show-reporters-5774 Wayne State University’s College of Engineering offers experts for automotive stories before, during and after the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Whether you need third-party information on a particular technology or drivetrain, are looking for an explanation of new materials or manufacturing processes, or are looking for a source to provide a research overview, consider these voices. Wayne State public relations staff will ensure quick contact and will help arrange immediate interviews. Contact Mike Brinich, associate director of communications, at 313-577-5699 or mikebrinich@wayne.edu.  AUTONOMOUS DRIVING Jing Hua, professor of computer science. Hua has worked on the use and real-time... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/wayne-state-engineering-professors-available-for-north-american-international-auto-show-reporters-5774 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Raymond Mattingly appointed chair of Wayne State’s School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/06/raymond-mattingly-appointed-chair-of-wayne-states-school-of-medicine-department-of-pharmacology-5772 Raymond Mattingly, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, effective Jan. 4. Mattingly replaces Bonnie Sloane, Ph.D., who has chaired the department since 1995. Sloane has retired from her position as chair, but will continue to conduct research as a faculty member. “The Department of Pharmacology faculty overwhelmingly nominated Dr. Mattingly to assume the leadership role,” said Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. “Their support, and my confidence in his dedication and vision for the department, makes him the ideal person to become chair.” The Grosse Pointe,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/06/raymond-mattingly-appointed-chair-of-wayne-states-school-of-medicine-department-of-pharmacology-5772 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Susan E. Burns named vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/susan-e-burns-named-vice-president-for-development-and-alumni-affairs-and-president-of-the-wayne-state-university-foundation-5769 DETROIT - Wayne State University has named Susan E. Burns as vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation, effective Feb. 8, 2016. The appointment will return Burns to her alma mater, where she previously served in various development leadership positions from 2001-08, including vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation. She spearheaded the planning and implementation of the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign, Wayne First. “We are very excited that Susan is returning to the university in a critical leadership role,” said Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/susan-e-burns-named-vice-president-for-development-and-alumni-affairs-and-president-of-the-wayne-state-university-foundation-5769 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Civil rights leader, CNN political correspondent Van Jones to keynote Wayne State University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute Jan. 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/civil-rights-leader-cnn-political-correspondent-van-jones-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-15-5770 Wayne State University welcomes Van Jones, civil rights leader and CNN political correspondent, as the keynote speaker during its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Luncheon on Friday, Jan.15. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Jones, former special advisor for green jobs for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is the author of New York Times best-sellers The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. Over the past two decades, Jones has founded four thriving... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/civil-rights-leader-cnn-political-correspondent-van-jones-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-15-5770 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lisa Keane named president/COO of WSUPG and vice dean of Clinical Affairs for the School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/lisa-keane-named-presidentcoo-of-wsupg-and-vice-dean-of-clinical-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5771 The Wayne State University Physician Group and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have named an experienced health care leader to oversee the practice group and the school’s relationships with clinical partners. Lisa Keane is the new president and chief operating officer of the Wayne State University Physician Group. She also will serve as vice dean of Clinical Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 4. Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice chair of the WSUPG Board of Directors, announced Keane’s appointment Jan. 4. “I believe... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/lisa-keane-named-presidentcoo-of-wsupg-and-vice-dean-of-clinical-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5771 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index closes out strong year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-closes-out-strong-year-5767 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) wrapped up 2015 where it spent all of 2015: at or above the magic value of 50. The PMI for December was 54.8, with a 3-month average of 56.8. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy. The December index marks 18 consecutive months at or above a value of 50.0. The PMI reached its high mark for the year in May, at 66.4. The last value below 50.0 came in June 2014, at 47.1. “Despite a variety of global concerns that have popped up here in there over the last... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-closes-out-strong-year-5767 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Word Warriors releases 2016 list https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2016-list-5768 The 2015 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was not a word at all.  It was an emoji – more specifically, the “face with tears of joy” emoji. The thought of using a text-messaging symbol as a word of the year is anathema to many fans of the English language. Thankfully, to the delectation of logophiles everywhere, the Wayne State Word Warriors are back. As part of its initiative to draw attention to some of the English language's most expressive — yet regrettably neglected — words, Wayne State University has released its annual list of the year’s top 10 words... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2016-list-5768 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit scholars big winners in NEIdeas $100K Challenge https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/22/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-detroit-scholars-big-winners-in-neideas-100k-challenge-5766 Two Wayne State University Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit scholars are the big winners in the New Economy Initiative’s 2015 NEIdeas $100,000 Challenge. Russell Street Deli and Public Lumber, both based in Detroit, were awarded $100,000 each to assist in expanding their businesses. “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses prepares local businesses to excel in NEIdeas and other funding competitions by putting forward a clear and attainable plan for growth. We support businesses poised for the next level to expand and add jobs in a strategic and sustainable manner,” explains Camille Walker-Banks, director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit. "The Goldman... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/22/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-detroit-scholars-big-winners-in-neideas-100k-challenge-5766 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State traffic expert offers 8-point plan for safe, smooth holiday driving https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/18/wayne-state-traffic-expert-offers-8-point-plan-for-safe-smooth-holiday-driving-5765 Some modest planning and a few simple driving techniques can help you do better with this year’s holiday traffic, says Professor Joseph Hummer, chair of Wayne State University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in the College of Engineering. Hummer is a national expert on designing safe traffic flows, and he uses his experience to keep his own holiday driving smooth. Here’s his eight-point plan for safe, smooth holiday driving: 1.) Make right turns. Left turns are surprisingly dangerous and lead to what traffic engineers call “conflict points.” Conflict points often lead to crashes; at the very least, conflict points often... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/18/wayne-state-traffic-expert-offers-8-point-plan-for-safe-smooth-holiday-driving-5765 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Major gift will enhance jazz scene in Detroit, Wayne State’s cultural presence https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/major-gift-will-enhance-jazz-scene-in-detroit-wayne-states-cultural-presence-5762 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Wayne State University and noted Detroit philanthropist Gretchen Carhartt Valade. What: Announcement of major contribution to Wayne State University’s Pivotal Moments fundraising campaign that will advance jazz performance and education in Detroit for decades to come. When:  Monday, Dec. 14, at 2:45 p.m. Where: The Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI. Complimentary parking is available in Lot 60, adjacent to the theatre on the west side of Cass Avenue. Why: To transform the Wayne State’s programming, teaching and scholarship in jazz performance and education while strengthening its cultural presence in Midtown. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/major-gift-will-enhance-jazz-scene-in-detroit-wayne-states-cultural-presence-5762 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit jazz benefactor Gretchen Valade gifts $7.5 million to Wayne State University to create jazz performance center, endowed jazz chair and scholarship https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/detroit-jazz-benefactor-gretchen-valade-gifts-75-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-jazz-performance-center-endowed-jazz-chair-and-scholarship-5763 Wayne State unveils plans for the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center DETROIT — Wayne State University received a $7.5 million commitment from noted philanthropist and chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, Gretchen Valade, to transform the university’s programming, teaching and scholarship in jazz performance and education. The primary portion of the commitment – $5 million – is to restore and update the Hilberry Theatre, the university’s performance venue at 4743 Cass Avenue. This will be the final phase of the Hilberry Gateway Performance Complex, a nearly $50 million initiative that will strengthen Wayne State’s cultural presence in Midtown. The first... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/detroit-jazz-benefactor-gretchen-valade-gifts-75-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-jazz-performance-center-endowed-jazz-chair-and-scholarship-5763 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) With roots at WSU, Third Man Records comes home https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/11/with-roots-at-wayne-state-third-man-records-comes-home-5761 When Ben Blackwell got the call in 2009 from his uncle, Jack White, to leave Detroit and head to Nashville to help launch Third Man Records, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Six years later, Blackwell, White and the Third Man operation have come home. “Part of you never leaves, right? I mean, not long after I left, someone started putting up bumper stickers around the neighborhood that said ‘Where is Ben Blackwell?’ I’m not known enough for that to be a thing,” joked Blackwell (pictured, left), co-founder and vinyl director of Third Man. “I can’t stress enough... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/11/with-roots-at-wayne-state-third-man-records-comes-home-5761 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University closes 2015 with commencement ceremonies, Dec. 12 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/wayne-state-university-closes-2015-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-12-5758 Nearly 2,900 students will conclude 2015 as graduates of Wayne State University and will have an opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12. Three ceremonies, scheduled at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., will take place at Wayne State’s Matthaei Physical Education Center, located at 5105 John C. Lodge in Detroit.   During the 10 a.m. ceremony, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree will be bestowed upon Ruben Santiago-Hudson for his extensive achievements as an award-winning performer, writer and director, and to honor his ceaseless dedication to the performing arts.    For more than 30... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/wayne-state-university-closes-2015-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-12-5758 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) The 40-year bachelor's degree: Wayne State helps senior graduate https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/the-40-year-bachelors-degree-wayne-state-helps-senior-graduate-5759 On Dec. 12, Dorothy Mahlin will cross the stage in the Matthaei Physical Education Center and receive her bachelor’s in communication studies from Wayne State University. Her family will applaud from the stands as she smiles for the photographer. But this vivacious ‘A’ student is no typical college coed. The 88-year-old Mahlin has been taking classes at Wayne State University since the early 1970s. Many people helped Mahlin (pictured, left) cross the finish line, but two stand out: her daughter, Nancy, and the instructor of her final class, Amy Graham (pictured, right), a psychology predoctoral trainee at the Merrill Palmer... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/the-40-year-bachelors-degree-wayne-state-helps-senior-graduate-5759 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)