Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2016 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:15:51 -0400 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:15:51 -0400 60 Wayne State awarded $15.7 million NIH grant to address HIV prevention among youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/wayne-state-awarded-157-million-nih-grant-to-address-hiv-prevention-among-youth-5957 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has been awarded funding as a part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions, a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The Wayne State team, led by Sylvie Naar, Ph.D., professor and division director of behavioral sciences in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wayne State School of Medicine and associate director of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center, has been awarded an anticipated total of $15.7 million... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/wayne-state-awarded-157-million-nih-grant-to-address-hiv-prevention-among-youth-5957 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/48m-nih-grant-addresses-environmental-influences-on-child-health-5958 Douglas Ruden EAST LANSING, Mich. — A $4.8 million research grant awarded to Michigan State University from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Michigan’s top three research universities, a leading health care system and a state health agency investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents. Joining MSU as collaborators on the national Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO, initiative are the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan Department of Health and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/28/48m-nih-grant-addresses-environmental-influences-on-child-health-5958 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State announces new certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/26/wayne-state-announces-new-certificate-in-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-5956 The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation, designed by the Mike Ilitch School of Business to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills to develop and launch startup ventures. Courses will begin in January 2017, and the 15-credit certificate is open to students of all majors. “Entrepreneurs and innovators are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of Detroit’s economy, and students are significantly and increasingly interested in avenues that will help them launch their own businesses,” said Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Stoltman, who is coordinating the certificate... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/26/wayne-state-announces-new-certificate-in-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-5956 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Board of Governors paves the way for on-campus housing transformation with approval of new partnership https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/23/wayne-state-board-of-governors-paves-the-way-for-on-campus-housing-transformation-with-approval-of-new-partnership-5955 The Wayne State Board of Governors  approved a campus housing partnership last week with Corvias Campus Living that provides the university with approximately $1.4 billion in total value and compensation during the 40-year term of the agreement. The partnership will allow the university to fulfill the demand for more on-campus housing, while maintaining affordability for students and strengthening the university’s finances.  The agreement calls for Corvias to be responsible for all aspects of property and asset management, including maintenance, janitorial, and repair and replacement services. The university will continue to maintain ownership of the land and all facilities used for campus... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/23/wayne-state-board-of-governors-paves-the-way-for-on-campus-housing-transformation-with-approval-of-new-partnership-5955 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lear Corporation pledges $2.5 million to Wayne State University to create new auditorium at Mike Ilitch School of Business https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/lear-corporation-pledges-25-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-new-auditorium-at-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-5952 Wayne State has received a $2.5 million multi-year pledge from Lear Corporation to support the new Mike Ilitch School of Business. In recognition of this gift, the university is pleased to name the auditorium in the building, the Lear Auditorium. The Lear Auditorium is slated to be an iconic educational and presentation space in the new building, featuring leading-edge instructional design and advanced technologies to support live streaming and interactive learning. “A guiding principle at Lear is the belief that our region’s companies, governments, nonprofits and educational institutions are interconnected,” said Matt Simoncini ’85 B.A., president and CEO of Lear... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/lear-corporation-pledges-25-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-new-auditorium-at-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-5952 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professor receives $200,000 grant to develop data-driven health informatics system to address urban health challenges https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/wayne-state-professor-receives-200000-grant-to-develop-data-driven-health-informatics-system-to-address-urban-health-challenges-5953 DETROIT –  Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. The team science project will focus on childhood obesity disparities, one example of the negative consequences of such challenges. The grant, “Promoting a Healthier Urban Community: Prioritization of Risk Factors for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity,” aims to develop an innovative, data-driven health informatics system to promote comprehensive, efficient and personalized... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/wayne-state-professor-receives-200000-grant-to-develop-data-driven-health-informatics-system-to-address-urban-health-challenges-5953 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University hosts debate watch on Sept. 26 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosts-debate-watch-sept-26-5954 WHAT: The Wayne State University debate and speech team and the Dean of Students Office are hosting the university’s fourth presidential debate watch. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend the event and view the first presidential debate. Following the debate, small-group discussions will be convened to encourage students to talk about what they have viewed. WHEN:  8:30-11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016  9 p.m. debate begins WHERE:  Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit.  Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/22/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosts-debate-watch-sept-26-5954 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State Integrative Biosciences Center to host antimicrobial resistance symposium https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/21/media-advisory-wayne-state-integrative-biosciences-center-to-host-antimicrobial-resistance-symposium-5951 WHAT:  Wayne State University’s Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) will host the Urban Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Discovery, Education and Stewardship (UCARDES) Symposium. The symposium will bring together physicians, fellows, residents, researchers and students committed to improving the health of urban populations by advancing research that focuses on the reduction of antimicrobial resistance and the optimization of urban infection management.  Antimicrobial resistance is a serious public health problem that affects patients across the nation and is especially troublesome for urban populations. An estimated 700,000 deaths are caused annually by antimicrobial resistance.  UCARDES was established by Wayne State University to seek an... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/21/media-advisory-wayne-state-integrative-biosciences-center-to-host-antimicrobial-resistance-symposium-5951 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State theatre and dance professor receives grant from Michigan Humanities Council https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-theatre-and-dance-professor-receives-grant-from-michigan-humanities-council-5947 DETROIT – Billicia Charnelle Hines, director of the black theatre program and assistant professor of theatre and dance in Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, has received a $19,400 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council’s Heritage Grant Program for the project, “Detroit 1967: From Page to Stage.” The project aims to engage high school students in a year-long creative project that will promote learning and understanding of the unique experiences of African Americans during the Detroit uprisings of 1967. Faculty and students from Wayne State’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will work with students... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-theatre-and-dance-professor-receives-grant-from-michigan-humanities-council-5947 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Walkable Warren reimagines a walkable, bike-friendly thoroughfare in Midtown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/media-advisory-walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5948 WHAT: From Sept. 22 to 24, Warren Avenue between Woodward and Second avenues will feature streetscape improvements such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs and shortened crosswalks. Walkable Warren will also feature a food truck rally, a pop-up market, sidewalk seating and entertainment, and other activities. The prototypes are intended to promote walking, biking and active street life, and will inform Wayne State’s next campus master plan, as well as the City of Detroit’s plans for safety improvements in the corridor. Walkable Warren is an official part of the 2016 Detroit Design Festival. WHEN: Walkable Warren streetscape improvements will be in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/media-advisory-walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5948 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Sept. 23 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-23-5949 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, 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 10:15 a.m., and the Personnel Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 4 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-23-5949 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) General Motors supports sixth annual Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/general-motors-supports-sixth-annual-wayne-state-university-supply-chain-case-competition-5950 General Motors and the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business are welcoming some of the leading supply chain students in the world to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech vehicles. The sixth annual General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, featuring the Chevrolet Bolt, will bring together 20 university SCM programs on Oct. 3-8 to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Each school will bring a four-person undergraduate supply chain team to the competition. This year, the competition welcomes international teams from Brazil, Mexico... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/19/general-motors-supports-sixth-annual-wayne-state-university-supply-chain-case-competition-5950 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Kay named director of financial aid https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/kay-named-director-of-financial-aid-5942 After graduating from Wayne State University in 1987 with a degree in psychology, Catherine Kay of Warren accepted a job at her alma mater in business operations. Shortly thereafter she moved into a position as a financial aid officer. Over the next 30 years, Kay progressively climbed the ranks of the department from assistant director to associate director. She has now been named director of financial aid. In her new role, Kay will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of aid and scholarships which consist of institutional, state, private, and federal programs totaling more than $350 million annually to prospective... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/kay-named-director-of-financial-aid-5942 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lance Gable named interim dean of Wayne Law https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/lance-gable-named-interim-dean-of-wayne-law-5943 DETROIT – Lance Gable, associate dean of Wayne State University Law School and an internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, will serve as the law school’s interim dean. Gable, a member of the law school faculty since 2006, was named associate dean in June 2014, after serving as interim associate dean since June 2013. “I look forward to working with Lance to continue to build on Wayne Law’s impressive period of growth and success,” said Wayne State Provost Keith E. Whitfield. “We are proud of our students who make such a difference in the community and graduate... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/lance-gable-named-interim-dean-of-wayne-law-5943 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State enrollment grows for first time in 7 years https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/wayne-state-enrollment-grows-for-first-time-in-seven-years-5944 Despite an increasingly competitive recruiting environment, Wayne State University’s overall enrollment is up 0.4 percent — or 104 students — this fall. The increase is the first in seven years. Current enrollment is now 27,326. Detroit’s major research university welcomed 7,346 new students to campus — the most in recent years and a 2.5 percent increase over last year’s large incoming class. The positive enrollment extends to freshmen (1 percent), transfers (6.7 percent) and graduate students (5.9 percent).   A key goal in the university’s strategic plan is to increase its overall enrollment to 30,000 students by 2021. “Our increase... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/wayne-state-enrollment-grows-for-first-time-in-seven-years-5944 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards $70K to Wayne State professor to study PTSD https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/brain-behavior-research-foundation-awards-70k-to-wayne-state-professor-to-study-ptsd-5945 DETROIT – A Wayne State University professor was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, an organization that distributes funds for research in psychiatric, brain and behavior disorders. The NARSAD Young Investigator Awards are intended to help a new generation of researchers pioneer breakthroughs in mental health research. Each researcher receives funding over two years to extend their research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Christine A. Rabinak, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was awarded a two-year,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/15/brain-behavior-research-foundation-awards-70k-to-wayne-state-professor-to-study-ptsd-5945 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Walkable Warren reimagines a walkable, bike-friendly thoroughfare in Midtown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5940 From Sept. 22 to 24, a two-block stretch of Warren Avenue on the Wayne State University campus will showcase innovative design ideas to transform the busy boulevard into a walkable, bikeable, transit- and retail-friendly corridor. The Walkable Warren initiative is led by Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with numerous other campus departments and the City of Detroit. Through creative yet practical streetscape improvements — such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs and shortened crosswalks — Wayne State hopes to re-imagine Warren’s long-term design as a safe, active and vibrant corridor. The project will also feature a food... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/walkable-warren-reimagines-a-walkable-bike-friendly-thoroughfare-in-midtown-5940 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $3.6 million NIH grant to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/wayne-state-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-advance-understanding-of-alzheimers-and-other-dementias-5941 Naftali Raz DETROIT – Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation to cognitive performance and the role of common vascular and metabolic risk factors in shaping the trajectories of aging. The funded project extends the longitudinal study of healthy volunteers from the metro Detroit area. According to the principal investigator, Naftali Raz, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the lifespan cognitive neuroscience program in the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/14/wayne-state-receives-36-million-nih-grant-to-advance-understanding-of-alzheimers-and-other-dementias-5941 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State offers assistance to ITT students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/wayne-state-offers-assistance-to-itt-students-5938 As a university with a long tradition of providing access and opportunity to a diverse student body, Wayne State University is offering to assist students affected by the abrupt closure of local ITT Technical Institute schools. Affected ITT students are invited to schedule appointments with designated Wayne State financial aid counselors to discuss issues related to financial aid and credit transfers. The counselors will educate students about how both processes work, potential implications, and assist with their decision making process. “We have great empathy for these students,” said Dawn Medley, associate vice president of enrollment management. “Even if Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/wayne-state-offers-assistance-to-itt-students-5938 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to Wayne State to impact Detroit Public School students’ interest in STEM https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/12-million-national-science-foundation-grant-to-wayne-state-to-impact-detroit-public-school-students-interest-in-stem-5939 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation that aims to impact minority students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related careers. The project, “Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” will train 90 Detroit Public School (DPS) teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPS will benefit over the course of three years by participating in field trips to the Belle... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/13/12-million-national-science-foundation-grant-to-wayne-state-to-impact-detroit-public-school-students-interest-in-stem-5939 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ross, Gilbert donate largest gifts in Wayne Law history, totaling $10M https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/12/ross-gilbert-donate-largest-gifts-in-wayne-law-history-totaling-10-million-5936 DETROIT – Real estate developers, professional sports team owners and alumni Stephen M. Ross and Dan Gilbert today announced their intentions to donate $5 million each to Wayne State University Law School, for a joint gift of $10 million. Stephen M. Ross Both gifts represent the largest donations in the law school’s history. Ross and Gilbert’s gifts will create the Benson Legacy Fund for Wayne Law and the Benson Endowed Enhancement Fund for Wayne Law. Ross and Gilbert named the funds in recognition of Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson and her successful efforts as dean to elevate the law school’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/12/ross-gilbert-donate-largest-gifts-in-wayne-law-history-totaling-10-million-5936 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Led by Wayne State researchers, water testing in Flint is underway https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/12/led-by-wayne-state-researchers-water-testing-in-flint-is-underway-5937 The Flint Area Community Health Environment Partnership (FACHEP) — led by professors from Wayne State University and Kettering University — has begun independent testing of residential water sources in Flint, Michigan. FACHEP is working to understand how prevalent Legionnaires’ disease is within drinking water systems and to identify conditions that reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium.  Members of the FACHEP team are systematically collecting and analyzing water samples from homes in Flint. During this process, residents are invited to participate in a survey to identify health and social issues that may affect their risk of Legionnaires’ disease.  ... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/12/led-by-wayne-state-researchers-water-testing-in-flint-is-underway-5937 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan Area Health Education Center receives $1 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/08/michigan-area-health-education-center-receives-1-million-grant-from-us-health-resources-and-services-administration-5935 DETROIT – The Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wayne State University that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funds will be used to continue to strengthen Michigan AHEC’s statewide network of five regional centers and provide an unprecedented number of health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs for health care professionals in communities throughout the state. “The continued support by HRSA is a testament... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/08/michigan-area-health-education-center-receives-1-million-grant-from-us-health-resources-and-services-administration-5935 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Benson stepping down as Wayne Law dean to lead national campaign in sports for equality https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/06/benson-stepping-down-as-wayne-law-dean-to-lead-national-campaign-in-sports-for-equality-5933 DETROIT – Jocelyn Benson will step down as Wayne State University Law School dean this month to serve as CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, a venture led by professional sports organizations, including the NFL, NBA and MLB, to improve race relations in America. She also will serve as a special advisor on philanthropic investments to RISE founder Stephen M. Ross, whose total donations to higher education rank behind only those of fellow American billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Benson will continue her affiliation with Wayne Law as director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law and co-teaching a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/06/benson-stepping-down-as-wayne-law-dean-to-lead-national-campaign-in-sports-for-equality-5933 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University startup acquired by Allergan plc in $60 million deal https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/06/wayne-state-university-startup-acquired-by-allergan-plc-in-60-million-deal-5934 DETROIT and ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN and DUBLIN IRELAND – Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC. RetroSense Therapeutics LLC is a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel gene therapy, RST-001, aimed at restoring vision in patients suffering from blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The acquisition by Allergan in a $60 million agreement offers RetroSense potential regulatory and commercialization milestone payments related to its lead development program. RetroSense has led clinical trials of RST-001 in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/09/06/wayne-state-university-startup-acquired-by-allergan-plc-in-60-million-deal-5934 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine scientists design experimental method for studying host-microbiome interactions https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/31/school-of-medicine-scientists-design-experimental-method-for-studying-host-microbiome-interactions-5932 (Left) Francesca Luca, Ph.D., and the study’s first author, postdoctoral scholar Allison Richards, Ph.D. DETROIT – Researchers in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have developed a novel approach to studying host-microbiome interactions, the first step toward learning the cause-and-effect relationship between the microbes that live in our gut and our gut cells using a functional genomic approach. (Full study is viewable here). The new experimental method allows researchers to identify the changes in human gene expression in cells of the colon that are determined by the presence of the microbiome.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/31/school-of-medicine-scientists-design-experimental-method-for-studying-host-microbiome-interactions-5932 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: New Student Convocation and FestiFall to welcome more than 2,000 new Warriors and their families https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/29/media-advisory-new-student-convocation-and-festifall-to-welcome-more-than-2000-new-warriors-and-their-families-5931 What: Wayne State University administrators, faculty and staff will welcome new students and their families to the university's 149th academic year during the New Student Convocation. More than 2,000 incoming students and family members are expected to attend. FestiFall, a lively outdoor celebration where students can share a picnic lunch and mingle with deans and faculty members while learning about Wayne State's vibrant campus life, will be held immediately following Convocation. When:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:30 a.m. - New Student Convocation 11:30 a.m. - FestiFall   Where: Convocation will be held in the Max J. Pincus Court in front of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/29/media-advisory-new-student-convocation-and-festifall-to-welcome-more-than-2000-new-warriors-and-their-families-5931 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State to welcome more than 1,800 students to Midtown campus this weekend https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/26/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-5930 What: Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood will have more than 1,800 new residents by the end of this weekend, as Wayne State University welcomes students to its residence halls on Aug. 27 and 28. “Move-in Days” is the university’s annual kick-off to the new academic year for freshmen and upperclassmen living on campus. More than 1,000 freshmen will settle into their residence halls on Saturday, while upperclassmen will move in on Sunday.  Reporters are welcome to interview students and their families as they move into residence halls and set up their new living space in the heart of Midtown.  When:  Media are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/26/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-5930 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance chosen as one of 40 URTA programs in the country https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/25/maggie-allesee-department-of-theatre-and-dance-chosen-as-one-of-40-urta-programs-in-the-country-5928 (Left) Breayre Tender and Michael Manocchio in the Hilberry Theatre’s production of The Great Gatsby. DETROIT – The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance was granted membership to the University Residence Theatre Alliance (URTA) by vote in August 2016. URTA was founded in 1969 with the mission of supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists, ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre. Membership in URTA is a distinction, affirming that a program meets the highest standards in theatre training. Only 40 programs across the nation are members of this elite organization. According to Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/25/maggie-allesee-department-of-theatre-and-dance-chosen-as-one-of-40-urta-programs-in-the-country-5928 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/24/specialized-test-detects-bacterial-infections-in-youngest-infants-with-fever-5927 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old. The diagnostic test—a high through-put RNA analysis that yields specific markers known as RNA biosignatures—means that emergency department physicians could someday avoid ordering painful, invasive exams for many of the more than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/24/specialized-test-detects-bacterial-infections-in-youngest-infants-with-fever-5927 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State alumna invests in political science, endows fellowship for Ph.D. students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/wayne-state-alumna-invests-in-political-science-endows-fellowship-for-phd-students-5925 Leda McIntyre Hall Wayne State University has received a $750,000 gift from Leda McIntyre Hall ’84 Ph.D. to create the Leda McIntyre Hall Endowed Ph.D. Fellowship in Political Science in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Established as an endowed fund, the fellowship will provide tuition support for one Ph.D. student each year in perpetuity. Preference will be given to those students studying public administration, American government or urban politics. “Dr. McIntyre Hall’s gift emphasizes the importance of encouraging the advanced study of political science,” said College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne M. Raskind. “We are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/wayne-state-alumna-invests-in-political-science-endows-fellowship-for-phd-students-5925 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit welcomes Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit conference https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/detroit-welcomes-neighborhoods-in-americas-legacy-cities-a-dialogue-in-detroit-conference-5926 DETROIT – Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit, a conference presented by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and Wayne State University, will build upon conversations about historic preservation in America’s Legacy Cities that began in Cleveland in 2014, is coming to Detroit Sept. 13-16, 2016. Hosted at Wayne State’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, professionals, advocates, decision-makers and academics will come together to discuss America’s Legacy Cities—where devastating population loss and long-term economic decline present complicated challenges for the future of invaluable historic resources and significant cultural heritage. The conference will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/detroit-welcomes-neighborhoods-in-americas-legacy-cities-a-dialogue-in-detroit-conference-5926 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Cyclists to ride Detroit in Wayne State's annual Baroudeur https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/17/media-advisory-more-than-a-1000-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-states-annual-baroudeur-5924 What: More than 1,000 people will ride in Wayne State University's second annual urban cycling event, The Baroudeur (bah-roo-DUHR), through Detroit and a dozen surrounding communities. The ride includes distances of 25, 62 (Metric Century) and 100 miles making The Baroudeur one of the largest urban century rides in the country. The routes will take riders through iconic metro Detroit landmarks and sights, including Belle Isle, Lakeshore Drive into the Grosse Pointes, Palmer Park, downtown Detroit and downriver to Grosse Ile before winding back to WSU's Midtown campus for a celebration. The cost to register for The Baroudeur is $65... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/17/media-advisory-more-than-a-1000-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-states-annual-baroudeur-5924 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Asandi Conner named director of Detroit Revitalization Fellows https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/16/asandi-conner-named-director-of-detroit-revitalization-fellows-5923 Asandi Conner has been named director of Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF), a program of Wayne State University. She succeeds Graig Donnelly, who in April assumed the role of assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State and chief strategy officer of TechTown Detroit, the university’s affiliated business incubator and accelerator. Conner has been serving as interim director of DRF since that time and previously served as the program’s strategy leader. In her new role, Conner will oversee strategic development, fundraising, communications and overall management of DRF, which matches emerging leaders from across the United States with civic, community and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/16/asandi-conner-named-director-of-detroit-revitalization-fellows-5923 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Statewide research universities to receive $9M for Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/15/statewide-research-universities-to-receive-9-million-for-michigan-alzheimers-disease-core-center-5922 Healthier Black Elders event participants volunteering for research ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC), launching today, will support researchers and clinicians from the University Research Corridor, comprised of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Over 5 million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease, and another several million have other forms of dementia including frontotemporal dementia,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/15/statewide-research-universities-to-receive-9-million-for-michigan-alzheimers-disease-core-center-5922 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NEH grant to transform graduate education in the humanities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/12/wayne-state-receives-neh-grant-to-transform-graduate-education-in-the-humanities-5921 Wayne State University is among 28 colleges and universities nationwide slated to receive a total of $1.7 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) aimed at transforming the culture of graduate education. The grants, titled “Next Generation Humanities PhD grants,” were created to plan and implement changes to graduate education that will broaden the career preparation of Ph.D. students beyond a career in academia. Under the new grant program, the NEH gave awards in two categories: 25 planning grants of $25,000 each, and three implementation grants of $350,000 each, which support and expand efforts that are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/12/wayne-state-receives-neh-grant-to-transform-graduate-education-in-the-humanities-5921 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) FRIDAY: School of Medicine marks 10 years of pioneering ultrasound curriculum https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/11/friday-school-of-medicine-marks-10-years-of-pioneering-ultrasound-curriculum-5920   WHAT: A forward-thinking Wayne State University School of Medicine was one of only two medical schools in the United States to formally add ultrasound training to its academic curriculum a decade ago. For the 10th year, the medical school’s first-year medical students will be introduced to ultrasound technology only two weeks after starting their medical education, using portable machines smaller than a laptop. The early training allows students to study the body on a living being throughout their four years of schooling, often giving them an edge on peers after graduation. WHEN: Friday, Aug. 11, 2016 Noon to 2... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/11/friday-school-of-medicine-marks-10-years-of-pioneering-ultrasound-curriculum-5920 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State cognitive neuroscientist awarded $2.3M to study fetus-to-infant brain development https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/23m-to-wayne-state-cognitive-neuroscientist-to-study-fetus-to-infant-brain-development-5918 DETROIT – Wayne State University neuroscientist Moriah Thomason, Ph.D., was awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant to study the functional development of the human fetal brain and correlate it to behavior at age 4. The grant is an Innovative New Scientist award through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health, reserved for productive, early-stage investigators implementing high-impact, novel research. Thomason is jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (MPSI) and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and is director of the perinatal neural connectivity unit of WSU’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/23m-to-wayne-state-cognitive-neuroscientist-to-study-fetus-to-infant-brain-development-5918 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dips to 55.5 in July https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-dips-to-555-in-july-5919 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) continued its gradual descent, losing 3.3 points to hit 55.5 in July 2016. Although this is the third straight month of decline, the three-month average is still very strong at 58.1. A PMI greater than 50 generally signifies an expanding economy. The PMI has not fallen below 50 since June 2014, indicating a resilient regional economy. “Contributing to July’s strong PMI was the rise of the employment index to 64.3, up from 57.7 in June,” said Nitin Paranjpe, a finance faculty member in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-dips-to-555-in-july-5919 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) McGregor Fund gift will help at-risk students succeed at Wayne State https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/01/mcgregor-fund-gift-will-help-at-risk-students-succeed-at-wayne-state-5917 Wayne State University has received $200,000 from the McGregor Fund to develop a comprehensive plan for students who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as those experiencing difficulty in meeting basic non-academic needs. “Without safe and reliable housing, or other basic needs being met, students cannot be successful in college,” said Kate Levin Markel, president of the McGregor Fund. “We are happy to support this initiative at Wayne State as it works to ensure that poverty and hardship do not stand in the way of earning a four-year degree.” The McGregor Fund grant will allow Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/01/mcgregor-fund-gift-will-help-at-risk-students-succeed-at-wayne-state-5917 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State named as 2016 Project Degree Completion Award finalist https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/aplu-names-wayne-state-as-2016-project-degree-completion-award-finalist-5914 Wayne State University today announced it has been named as one of five finalists for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) 2016 Project Degree Completion Award. The university earned the distinction after reporting a 9 percent increase in graduation rates since implementing its Undergraduate Student Success Initiative in 2011.  The annual prize works to identify, recognize and reward public universities across the country that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion. Wayne State’s improvement in its graduation rate is the 20th largest improvement among APLU universities in the country.  The award is part of Project Degree Completion —... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/aplu-names-wayne-state-as-2016-project-degree-completion-award-finalist-5914 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State School of Medicine welcomes 287 physicians-in-training at annual ‘White Coat Ceremony’ in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/media-advisory-wayne-state-school-of-medicine-welcomes-287-physicians-in-training-at-annual-white-coat-ceremony-in-detroit-5916 WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine will officially welcome its newest class of physicians-in-training at the annual White Coat Ceremony. Surrounded by family and friends, 287 new medical students making up the Class of 2020 will take turns on stage getting cloaked in a hip-length, three-button white coat meant to identify them as medical students for the next four years. The new class includes 164 men and 123 women ranging from 20 to 46 years old and representing 19 states and Canada, including 209 from Michigan. The most common name for male students is Eric; for females, it... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/media-advisory-wayne-state-school-of-medicine-welcomes-287-physicians-in-training-at-annual-white-coat-ceremony-in-detroit-5916 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET unveils 'CultureShift,' brings back music during middays https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/wdet-unveils-cultureshift-brings-back-music-during-middays-5912 The wait is over, as WDET- FM (101.9) — a public service of Wayne State University — unveils today a dramatic and exciting change to its weekly programming schedule. Music has returned to WDET’s midday slot in the form of CultureShift, a new show that provides listeners with a weekday “soundtrack” to discovering Detroit. The show will air weekdays, beginning July 27, from noon to 3 p.m. It will be co-hosted by Travis Wright and Amanda LeClaire, along with other WDET contributors, and executive produced by Alex Trajano. The show will re-air from midnight to 3 a.m. each night. But... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/wdet-unveils-cultureshift-brings-back-music-during-middays-5912 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Mike Ilitch School of Business launches Institute for Leadership and Diversity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-institute-for-leadership-and-diversity-5913 The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University announced the launch of the Institute for Leadership and Diversity (ILEAD) to integrate the school’s accelerating focus on organizational diversity and inclusive leadership. In addition to providing innovative student, community and executive leadership education and development opportunities, ILEAD will consolidate and expand the Ilitch School’s inclusive leadership service and research programs with business and community partners. This work involves nurturing collaborative relationships with corporate, government and nongovernmental organizations concerned with advancing leadership and inclusion agendas. Through its myriad initiatives and broad community exposure, ILEAD will promote leadership and diversity research... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-institute-for-leadership-and-diversity-5913 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.7M grant to advance virtually guided weldability qualification https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/26/wayne-state-receives-17m-grant-to-advance-virtually-guided-weldability-qualification-5911 Wayne State University has received a $1.7 million grant from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) — an institute of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) — for a project that will advance Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) weldability qualification environments. The project, VRWP: Virtually Guided RSW Weldability Prediction, will allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to rapidly converge to feasible welded assembly designs during the early stages of new product development. According to Kyoung-Yun Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and site director of the NSF Center for e-Design at Wayne State University,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/26/wayne-state-receives-17m-grant-to-advance-virtually-guided-weldability-qualification-5911 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Latino/a Studies Summer Enrichment Program celebrates its largest cohort ever https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/latinoa-studies-summer-enrichment-program-celebrates-its-largest-cohort-ever-5909 Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ (CLLAS) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) kicked off the 2016 program with its largest cohort ever. Many of this year’s students are from low- to medium-income households and geographically diverse school districts, including nearby Western International and Detroit Cristo Rey, as well as others in Northville and Novi. One student hails from Chicago. Funded by a $100,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation, SEP is a premier college transition program that immerses Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) program scholars in critical gateway courses at Wayne State University, including English composition, mathematics and cultural... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/latinoa-studies-summer-enrichment-program-celebrates-its-largest-cohort-ever-5909 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2016 Program hosted at Wayne State, July 25-29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-hosted-at-wayne-state-july-25-29-5910 WHAT: The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University will host the 2016 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th and 12th graders only). The institute is a one-week training program that provides Detroit-area youth with development services focused on civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, diversity, civil rights, race relations, negotiation, leadership, international affairs, diplomacy, social justice and crucial life skills to individually and collectively foster peace within their schools and communities. WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, July 25 through Friday,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-hosted-at-wayne-state-july-25-29-5910 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University to match tuition reimbursement for Detroit police officers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/21/wayne-state-university-to-match-tuition-reimbursement-for-detroit-police-officers-5908 Recognizing public safety is essential to the continued revitalization of Detroit, a new Wayne State University pilot program will offer City of Detroit police officers tuition reimbursement to attend the school. Through recently ratified union contracts, the City of Detroit is providing its officers a professional development package that includes a salary increase, an increase in starting pay and up to $2,000 per year in tuition reimbursement. The deal is aimed at helping with the recruitment and retention of talent. Wayne State will match the city’s tuition reimbursement with an additional $2,000 per year for officers enrolling for 12 credits... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/21/wayne-state-university-to-match-tuition-reimbursement-for-detroit-police-officers-5908 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Groundbreaking ceremony for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business launches new era of business education in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/20/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-wayne-state-universitys-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-new-era-of-business-education-in-detroit-5907 Updated rendering shows smart, open design to inspire learning and collaboration in prime location on Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit Selection of Detroit-based Christman-Brinker as Construction Manager extends Michigan Made, Detroit Built successes across The District Detroit School named in recognition of Mike and Marian Ilitch’s $40 million gift, the largest in the university’s history DETROIT – As Detroit’s historic comeback and development boom continues, community members came together today to break ground on the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in The District Detroit. New renderings of the building, made possible by a $40 million gift... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/20/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-wayne-state-universitys-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-new-era-of-business-education-in-detroit-5907 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University to host groundbreaking ceremony for Mike Ilitch School of Business in The District Detroit – July 20 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/15/wayne-state-university-to-host-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-in-the-district-detroit-july-20-5905   Who: Wayne State University will host a groundbreaking ceremony on the future site of the Mike Ilitch School of Business — a project made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the largest donation in the university’s history.  Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson; Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; and Robert Forsythe, Dean of the Mike Ilitch School of Business, will break ground on the site and offer brief remarks.   What: Wayne State students, alumni, faculty and staff will join local community members at the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/15/wayne-state-university-to-host-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-in-the-district-detroit-july-20-5905 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Police Department celebrates 50 years https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/14/wayne-state-university-police-department-celebrates-50-years-5906 WHAT: Wayne State University Police Department 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebration of the Wayne State University Police Department’s (WSUPD) 50th year as a recognized law enforcement agency. Special guests and speakers representing various levels of law enforcement, government and community will be participating. The day will start with a program that will be followed by the swearing in of three new police officers. Tours of the building will be provided. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 Program, 11:30 a.m. Swearing-in ceremony, 12:20-12:30 p.m. Tours and refreshments, 12:30-2 p.m. Facility tours, 12:30-5 p.m. WHERE: 6050 Cass, Detroit MI 48202 MORE INFO: The Wayne State University... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/14/wayne-state-university-police-department-celebrates-50-years-5906 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researcher awarded $1.9M grant to identify memory networks in children https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-researcher-awarded-19m-grant-to-identify-memory-networks-in-children-5903 DETROIT – Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children. Researchers will investigate brain activity predictive of memory formation in children who undergo surgery as part of clinical management of medically uncontrolled epilepsy. Mapping Memory in Children (Illustration by Julian Wong) “Little is known about how memory systems develop in the human brain,” Ofen said. “In this project, we will use a combination of unique neuroimaging methodologies that... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-researcher-awarded-19m-grant-to-identify-memory-networks-in-children-5903 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $2.2 million HRSA grant to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-receives-22-million-hrsa-grant-to-support-neurodevelopmental-disabilities-leadership-education-5904 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received a $2.2 million, five-year grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project  “Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Maternal Child Health (MCH) Training Program,” or MI-LEND.  The purpose of MI-LEND is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities in Michigan by training individuals from diverse disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and work across disciplines. MI-LEND is a consortium of six universities including Wayne State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Western... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-receives-22-million-hrsa-grant-to-support-neurodevelopmental-disabilities-leadership-education-5904 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) President Wilson to serve on advisory committee to NIH director https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/president-wilson-to-serve-on-advisory-committee-to-nih-director-5899 Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has accepted an offer to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The director, Francis Collins, “oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research,” according to the NIH website. According to its charter, the Advisory Committee to the Director provides recommendations to the NIH concerning program development, resource allocation, NIH administrative regulation and policy, and other NIH policy. It also reviews and makes recommendations on applications for grants and cooperative agreements for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/president-wilson-to-serve-on-advisory-committee-to-nih-director-5899 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index remains strong despite Brexit, election concerns https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-strong-despite-brexit-election-concerns-5900 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dipped slightly once again in June 2016, losing 1.1 points to 58.8. This is two straight months of decline after an April high of 62.7. However, the PMI’s three-month average remained steady at a robust 60.5. A PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. “The new orders, production and employment indices helped drive the strong results in July,” said Tim Butler, associate professor of supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. The PMI has not fallen below 50 since... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-strong-despite-brexit-election-concerns-5900 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Public health and water quality experts begin 18-month plan to address risk for Legionnaires’ disease in Flint https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/research-group-led-by-wayne-state-begins-18-month-plan-to-address-risk-for-legionnaires-disease-in-flint-and-genesee-county-5902 The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP), a multi-institutional team of environmental engineering and public health experts led by Wayne State University, today announced it will implement phase two of its independent study evaluating the possible link between Flint’s water system and an increase in reported Legionnaires’ disease cases in Flint and Genesee County.  Phase one of the study was completed in May after FACHEP finalized an assessment of the resources needed in Flint and Genesee County to understand the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. The team — which includes nationally renowned experts in engineering and water quality, epidemiological... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/research-group-led-by-wayne-state-begins-18-month-plan-to-address-risk-for-legionnaires-disease-in-flint-and-genesee-county-5902 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Schlichting, Davidoff, Borrocci to be honored with Ilitch School awards https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/30/schlichting-davidoff-borrocci-to-be-honored-with-ilitch-school-awards-5898 The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2016 recipients of its three signature awards for alumni and friends of the school. Nancy Schlichting, Mark Davidoff and Krystina Borrocci — as well as student scholarship recipients and the yet-to-be-named Inspirational Teacher Award winner — will be honored at the school’s Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Michigan Executive of the Year Nancy Schlichting Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System The Michigan Executive of the Year Award recognizes an individual in a senior leadership position... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/30/schlichting-davidoff-borrocci-to-be-honored-with-ilitch-school-awards-5898 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University board approves 2017 budget; increases tuition below state restraint cap https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/24/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2017-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-5897 DETROIT — Wayne State University’s Board of Governors today approved a $631.2 million operating budget for fiscal year 2017 that calls for a tuition increase of $13.19 per credit hour, or 3.8 percent for Michigan resident lower-division undergraduates, and $18.42 per credit hour, or 4.5 percent, for Michigan resident upper-division undergraduates. The average of these rates is 4.1 percent and is within the tuition restraint cap. The overall operating budget includes a 9.1 percent increase in financial aid and additional faculty to handle enrollment increases in selective programs. To balance the budget, the university implemented $2.3 million in budget reductions,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/24/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2017-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-5897 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University startup joins ranks of 50 smartest companies https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/22/wayne-state-university-startup-joins-ranks-of-50-smartest-companies-5896 DETROIT – Wayne State University startup RetroSense Therapeutics LLC has been named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by the MIT Technology Review. The 50 Smartest Companies represent the businesses that are the most ambitious, creative and fixated on bringing radical new technologies to life. RetroSense joins the ranks of Amazon, Microsoft, Snapchat, Facebook, Tesla Motors and 44 other companies that the review noted as being “smart” in the way they create new opportunities. The MIT Technology Review noted that Retrosense Therapeutics — headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan — is notable for its use of  optogenetics, a technology that uses... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/22/wayne-state-university-startup-joins-ranks-of-50-smartest-companies-5896 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 24 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-24-5895 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, 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 10:45 a.m., and the Personnel Committee at 11:15 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... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-24-5895 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Longtime Wayne State University administrators honored https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/16/longtime-wayne-state-university-administrators-honored-5894 The Wayne State University chapter of the Michigan ACE Network and the President's Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) recently honored two Wayne State University administrators for their long and impressive work to support, promote and develop leadership abilities of their female colleagues. ​ ​ The organizations presented the first-ever Outstanding Achievement Award to former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret E. Winters, in recognition of her support of women in higher education as both a campus leader and mentor during her 14-year career at Wayne State. “I am honored to receive the COSW/Wayne State ACE... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/16/longtime-wayne-state-university-administrators-honored-5894 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Center for Peace and Conflict Studies presents Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2016 Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/15/center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-presents-ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-5893 The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University will host the 2016 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29. The program will be held each day from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th and 12th graders only) on Wayne State University’s campus. The institute is a one-week training program that provides Detroit-area youth with development services focused on civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, diversity, civil rights, race relations, negotiation, leadership, international affairs, diplomacy, social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/15/center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-presents-ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-5893 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) “The Fates We Choose" marks the third season of the Underground Theatre https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/14/the-fates-we-choose-marks-the-third-season-of-the-underground-theatre-5892 The Underground Theatre returns to Detroit this July for its official third season. The theme for this summer is “The Fates We Choose.” Each weekend, the theatre will feature one of four exploratory works from the collaborative. “The Fates We Choose” opens July 7th with The Witch of Edmonton by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford, followed by Be a Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter; Gallathea by John Lyly and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal. Each of the four works creates a sense of wonder and familiarity, as the audience intrudes on the lives of each intriguing universe. The world of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/14/the-fates-we-choose-marks-the-third-season-of-the-underground-theatre-5892 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to host second annual cycling event through Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/09/wayne-state-to-host-second-annual-cycling-event-through-detroit-5891 Wayne State University announced today that it will once again host its urban cycling event, The Baroudeur, to raise scholarship dollars for students in financial need. The second annual Baroudeur will take place on Wayne State’s Midtown campus on Aug. 20, 2016. This year, participants can choose to ride 25, 62 or 100 miles through Detroit. Registration is now open.  The Baroudeur was inspired by WSU President M. Roy Wilson's passion for cycling and his commitment to providing all qualified students access to higher education. “Last year’s inaugural Baroudeur was a special event for the Wayne State community,” said Wilson. “More than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/09/wayne-state-to-host-second-annual-cycling-event-through-detroit-5891 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Reuther Library seeks identities in Edward Stanton’s photos of Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/08/reuther-library-seeks-to-identify-subjects-in-edward-stantons-historic-photos-from-detroits-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley-neighborhoods-5890 The Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University is seeking to identify the subjects in the Edward Stanton Photographs, a large selection of photographs taken by Detroit-born photographer Edward Stanton in Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the Edward Stanton Photographs are part of a series — shot throughout several seasons — that features portraits of local children, both posed and at play, as well as neighborhood views. These stunning images offer a rare glimpse into what it was like growing up in two of Detroit’s earliest black neighborhoods,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/08/reuther-library-seeks-to-identify-subjects-in-edward-stantons-historic-photos-from-detroits-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley-neighborhoods-5890 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Sean Anderson Foundation creates $25,000 endowment for Wayne State HIGH Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/sean-anderson-foundation-creates-25000-endowment-for-wayne-state-high-program-5888 The Sean Anderson Foundation has committed $25,000 to establish an endowment for the Wayne State University HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. The funds will be used to provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. The endowed gift is an example of recording artist Big Sean’s commitment to improving the quality of life of young people. A native Detroiter, Big Sean established the Sean Anderson Foundation to provide better opportunities for those in need. “We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/sean-anderson-foundation-creates-25000-endowment-for-wayne-state-high-program-5888 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to offer free parking for newly admitted freshmen https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/wayne-state-to-offer-free-parking-for-newly-admitted-freshmen-5889 Wayne State University has announced a free parking pilot program to support student success. The university will offer parking to newly admitted freshmen – in particular, those who are first-time at any college – at no cost for the fall 2016 semester. The Office of the President is funding the program to determine the impact of free and convenient parking on students’ ability to participate in university events and programs and further engage with peers, professors and advisors. “Our strategic plan outlines student success as a top focus area,” said President M. Roy Wilson. “Parking can be challenging for first-time... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/wayne-state-to-offer-free-parking-for-newly-admitted-freshmen-5889 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index three-month average hits 60.5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-three-month-average-hits-605-5886 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dipped slightly in May 2016, losing 2.8 points to 59.9. However, with three consecutive strong months and significant increases in the commodity price and employment indices, the PMI’s three-month average rose all the way to 60.5. A PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. The commodity price index shot up nearly 11 points to 60.9 in May, the highest it’s been this year. The employment index, which has risen for the past four months, jumped to 75.0, a sharp increase that may be explained by summer hires related to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-three-month-average-hits-605-5886 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Homelessness in college students is an issue, finds recent Wayne State study https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/homelessness-in-college-students-is-an-issue-finds-recent-wayne-state-study-5887 In the nation’s first study of homelessness in college students, Wayne State University researchers in Detroit have found that unstable housing has a negative impact on students with respect to health, stressful events and other areas of their lives. The study, “The Prevalence and Needs of Homeless Undergraduates at a Large, Urban University,” describes and compares groups of Wayne State students who have experienced homelessness, precarious housing and stable housing in the previous year. Precariously housed students include those who rely on temporary housing with friends or relatives, or who are “couch surfing.” The study was conducted over more than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/homelessness-in-college-students-is-an-issue-finds-recent-wayne-state-study-5887 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New research led by medical student shows ‘exquisitely’ organized network interactions in adolescent brain underpin attention processing https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/26/new-research-led-by-medical-student-shows-exquisitely-organized-network-interactions-in-adolescent-brain-underpin-attention-processing-5885 Dynamic brain network interactions in the healthy adolescent brain are remarkably more sophisticated and sensitive to attention demands than previously demonstrated. That is one takeaway from a seminal publication led by Pranav Jagtap, a fourth-year medical student in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. His paper on “Effective Connectivity of Ascending and Descending Frontal-thalamic Pathways During Sustained Attention: Complex Brain Network Interactions in Adolescence,” is slated for the June issue of the journal Human Brain Mapping and demonstrates “the beautiful and exquisite functional optimization of the adolescent brain,” said Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., associate professor... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/26/new-research-led-by-medical-student-shows-exquisitely-organized-network-interactions-in-adolescent-brain-underpin-attention-processing-5885 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researcher receives NSF grant to improve the quality of imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/25/wayne-state-researcher-receives-nsf-grant-to-improve-the-quality-of-imaging-and-chemical-sensing-of-disease-biomarkers-5884 DETROIT – Upconversion nanocrystals are a novel contrast agent used in imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers. While their unique properties are promising for converting infrared light into visible light, their implementation has been limited by their low brightness and reduced color tenability. Thus, they are still in need of further exploration to improve the quality of output. With the help of a $341,694 grant from the National Science Foundation, “Establishing the Crystallochemical Principles Governing Energy-Transfer Processes in Upconversion Nanocrystals,” a Wayne State University researcher aims to improve upconversion nanocrystals’ composition and atomic structure to expand the library of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/25/wayne-state-researcher-receives-nsf-grant-to-improve-the-quality-of-imaging-and-chemical-sensing-of-disease-biomarkers-5884 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Walk [Wayne State] encourages exploration of Midtown’s many destinations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/walk-wayne-state-encourages-exploration-of-midtowns-many-destinations-5882 Wayne State University launches its second Walk [Wayne State] campaign this week, encouraging exploration of Midtown by foot or bicycle. The campaign is coordinated by the university's Office of Economic Development and is part of a larger placemaking effort designed to bridge the boundaries between campus and the surrounding Midtown neighborhood. With messages such as "It is an 8-minute walk to historic homes on Ferry Street" or "It is a 15-minute bike ride to murals in the Market," quirky, temporary signs alert campus regulars and visitors to the many noteworthy destinations that are a short walk or bike ride away. The signs also... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/walk-wayne-state-encourages-exploration-of-midtowns-many-destinations-5882 Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) “MetroArts Detroit” season 5 begins airing on Detroit Public Television June 3 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/metroarts-detroit-season-5-begins-airing-on-detroit-public-television-june-3-5883 The fifth season of MetroArts Detroit will air on Detroit Public Television, WTVS-TV Channel 56, Fridays at 5:30 p.m., beginning June 3.    The new season includes 14 shows produced with Wayne State student crew members at the 5057 Midtown Studio. The Midtown Studio is a cooperative venture between Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts’ Department of Communication and Detroit Public TV. MetroArts features artists from the metropolitan Detroit area who represent the disciplines of visual, performing and communication arts. The musical guest on the first show is award-winning soul singer Stewart Francke. The show will also... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/metroarts-detroit-season-5-begins-airing-on-detroit-public-television-june-3-5883 Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State hosts 24-hour tech blitz for Detroit-area high school and college students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-hosts-24-hour-tech-blitz-for-detroit-area-high-school-and-college-students-5881 WHAT: Nearly 250 Michigan high school and college aspiring tech entrepreneurs will converge on the Wayne State University campus for HackWSU, an overnight tech blitz, May 21-22. During the 24 hours, students will work in teams to write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice. Attendees represent more than 20 schools from Detroit and across the state, including Michigan Tech, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University, Schoolcraft Community College, Oakland Community College, Wayne County Community College, Cass Tech High School, Denby High School, Detroit Edison Public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-hosts-24-hour-tech-blitz-for-detroit-area-high-school-and-college-students-5881 Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 2016 Farmers Market opens June 1 at Reuther Library, Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/17/2016-farmers-market-opens-june-1-at-reuther-library-wayne-state-university-5880 Wayne State University will kick off summer with its weekly Wednesday Farmers Market, offering fresh locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, baked goods, and several hot and cold lunch options. The market’s ninth season opens June 1 and will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday through Oct. 26 at 5401 Cass Avenue. The market will be located in front of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs again this year due to construction of the Midtown Loop, Phase III, which is planned in front of Prentis Hall this summer. This year's market will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/17/2016-farmers-market-opens-june-1-at-reuther-library-wayne-state-university-5880 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Consulate General of Japan in Detroit staunch supporters of Detroit area teacher delegation to Japan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/consulate-general-of-japan-in-detroit-staunch-supporters-of-detroit-area-teacher-delegation-to-japan-5877 DETROIT – The United States-Japan Foundation has funded a team of educators from the Detroit area through the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University to travel to Japan from May 15-24. The teachers will learn about the country’s policy renouncing war (except in cases of self-defense) following World War II and how these experiences have shaped Japan’s current culture and political climate. The trip is titled “Discovering Japan in the 21st Century:  Reconciliation with the Past.” Frederic S. Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, will accompany the teachers to Japan. “The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/consulate-general-of-japan-in-detroit-staunch-supporters-of-detroit-area-teacher-delegation-to-japan-5877 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) William Colburn honored with historic preservation Lifetime Achievement award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/william-colburn-honored-with-michigan-historic-preservation-network-lifetime-achievement-award-5878 William Colburn will receive the Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s (MHPN) 2016 Lifetime Achievement award. The prestigious recognition is bestowed upon those who, through personal effort and involvement in historic preservation, have made a significant contribution to preserving Michigan’s heritage. Colburn, executive director of Wayne State University’s historic Charles Lang Freer House, will receive the award on May 13 during the MHPN’s annual Preservation Awards Reception and Ceremony at its statewide conference being held at WSU. “I am humbled and honored to be given this award,” Colburn said. “I am just one of the many people who worked to lay the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/william-colburn-honored-with-michigan-historic-preservation-network-lifetime-achievement-award-5878 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Offers Free CME/CE Training this Summer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-this-summer-autism-spectrum-disorder-best-practices-in-screening-referral-and-behavioral-health-interventions-5879 The University Pediatricians Autism Center (UPAC) in the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics and the Michigan Area Health Education Center are offering free seminars this summer geared toward health professionals.  This training will enable health care professionals to better understand the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify concerns as early as possible, and to make a referral with conviction. Continuing education credits are available. There are two opportunities to take the training at Wayne State University. The first seminar will be held June 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Nursing in Room 117 and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-this-summer-autism-spectrum-disorder-best-practices-in-screening-referral-and-behavioral-health-interventions-5879 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s School of Medicine commencement, May 16 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-states-school-of-medicine-commencement-may-16-5874 WHAT: After years of intense studying and clinical rotations in and around Detroit, the 283 men and women who make up the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2016 will earn the title of doctor. The next step is residency, with 52.6 percent of our graduates joining residency programs in Michigan. Among the grads: at age 21, Ola Hadaya is likely the youngest graduate in School of Medicine history; and Adam Hafeez and Fatima Noorulla, who met and married in medical school, and became new parents only a few weeks ago. (Media note: Hadaya, Hafeez and Noorulla are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-states-school-of-medicine-commencement-may-16-5874 Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors recognizes faculty achievements https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-achievements-5876 (Left to Right) Victor Figueroa; Kate Paesani; Wayne Raskind, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Ken Jackson; and Ljiljana Progovac. Four Wayne State University professors who have distinguished themselves with significant scholarly achievements were recently honored with the 2016 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards. The awards are offered annually to full-time faculty members who make outstanding contributions to scholarship and learning. Each recipient receives a citation from the board, an engraved wall plaque and a monetary award. This year's recipients are:  Victor Figueroa, professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-achievements-5876 Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Italy’s top tech and engineering firms visit Wayne State to strengthen connection to higher education in Detroit area https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/09/media-advisory-italys-top-tech-and-engineering-firms-visit-wayne-state-to-strengthen-connection-to-higher-education-in-detroit-area-5873 What: Wayne State University, in partnership with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Leonardo International, will host the first Italian Technological Excellence in the U.S. conference and expo, with the goal of strengthening the relationship between Italian companies and universities in the greater Detroit area. The expo will include exhibits from more than 20 of Italy’s leading engineering and tech companies. Media are invited to photograph the exhibits and speak to company executives, as well as attend both panel discussions with an in-depth focus on autonomous vehicles, robotics and advanced medical technologies. Media are also invited to attend the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/09/media-advisory-italys-top-tech-and-engineering-firms-visit-wayne-state-to-strengthen-connection-to-higher-education-in-detroit-area-5873 Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index continues to climb https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/06/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-climb-5872 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) continued its ascent in April 2016, gaining 3.6 points to reach 62.7. The three-month average rose from 56.1 to 57.9, a marker of consistent progress in the region’s economy. Contributing to the PMI uptick in April were increases in the production index (+4 points), the new orders index (+4.1) and – most dramatically – the employment index (+9.4). The commodity price index remains steady at 50.0 for the second month in a row. “The Southeast Michigan PMI has not fallen below 50 since June of 2014, indicating a resilient strength in the regional... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/06/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-climb-5872 Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2016, May 5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/04/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5871 WHAT: Nearly 4,000 students will graduate from Wayne State University during two commencement ceremonies, concluding the university's 148th academic year.  WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016.         10 a.m. Ceremony College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Library and Information Science School of Medicine (Ph.D./Master's candidates) Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences         4 p.m. Ceremony Mike Ilitch School of Business College of Education College of Engineering        College of Nursing School of Social Work WHERE: Ford Field, 2000 Brush Street, Detroit MORE INFO: Honorary degrees will be bestowed upon: Suzanne Bellinger Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/04/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5871 Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: Wayne State hosting 700 school children to promote prevention of childhood obesity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5869 WHAT: An estimated 700 Metro Detroit schoolchildren will converge onto Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center 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. WHEN: 9:45 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 4 9:45-10:15 a.m. (Program overview, opening remarks from special guests) 10:15-11 a.m. (Yoga program) WHERE: Due to the forecast of rain, Wayne State University’s ACES day event will be held at the indoor gym... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5869 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) College of Education hosts annual job fair and Graduate Program Showcase https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/college-of-education-hosts-annual-job-fair-and-graduate-program-showcase-5870 Aspiring teachers and education professionals are invited to join the College of Education for its annual Education Job Fair and Graduate Programs Showcase, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12. This two-part event is for those considering the next step in their education and those prepared to step into the the job market. These events will be held on Wayne State’s main campus in the Student Center Ballroom. Approximately 60 recruiters from the Midwest region, including out-of-state school districts, are scheduled to interview candidates for a variety of career placement options in education. Attendees should bring multiple... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/college-of-education-hosts-annual-job-fair-and-graduate-program-showcase-5870 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of more than 60 Southeast Michigan small-business owners https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/media-advisory-goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-more-than-60-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-5867 WHAT: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Detroit, celebrates the graduation of more than 60 small-business owners who have completed a rigorous education, coaching and business support module and are ready to deepen their contributions to Southeast Michigan’s economy. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative aims to help create jobs and economic growth by providing small-business owners in the area with practical business education, business support services and access to capital.     SPEAKERS: Jack Aronson, founder, Garden Fresh Gourmet and Clean Planet Foods Chancellor Timothy Meyer, Oakland Community College President James Jacobs, Macomb Community College Camille Walker Banks, Director,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/media-advisory-goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-more-than-60-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-5867 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Student Design and Innovation Day showcases engineering student projects https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/student-design-and-innovation-day-showcases-engineering-student-projects-5868 What:  The Wayne State University College of Engineering is hosting its second annual Student Design and Innovation Day. Design Day showcases the work of Wayne State engineering and computer science students, from senior capstone projects to research team endeavors with industry relevance and quality-of-life implications. Some of the 40 student-created projects that will be featured include a prosthetic leg for dogs, a drowsy driver detection system, photoacoustic imaging to detect breast cancer and a new design for busy intersections. The winning project will receive a $1,000 prize. When:  May 3, 2016 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Who: Media are invited to view... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/student-design-and-innovation-day-showcases-engineering-student-projects-5868 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 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 Matthaei Physical Education Center 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)