Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2016 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:14:19 -0500 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:14:19 -0500 60 Wayne State University Board of Governors approves sale of former Criminal Justice Building, redevelopment planned https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-approve-sale-of-former-criminal-justice-building-5998 On Dec. 2, 2016, the Wayne State University Board of Governors unanimously approved the $2 million sale of a six-story building located at 6001 Cass Avenue, commonly known as the former Criminal Justice Building. Built in 1920, the 147,500-square-foot building was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn. Originally known as the Cadillac Sales and Services Building, it contained offices and a showroom. In the 1970s, it was converted into classrooms for Wayne State University’s criminal justice program. Now vacant, the building has been used for Detroit Police Department training courses over the years. The property is being sold to Platform... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/02/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-approve-sale-of-former-criminal-justice-building-5998 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University innovators compete for $5,000 to kickstart business ideas https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/01/wayne-state-university-innovators-compete-for-5000-to-kickstart-business-ideas-5997 Four promising Wayne State student businesses will compete for up to $5,000 in startup capital in the 2016 Warrior Fund Finals Dec. 9. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU College of Engineering, room 1507, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive in Detroit. The Warrior Fund is a program of Innovation Warriors, Wayne State’s entrepreneurship hub. All businesses competing in the Warrior Fund competition have received consulting through Innovation Warriors’ Blackstone LaunchPad program. The four finalists and their products are: It Comes Naturally: All-natural, itch-free mosquito repellent. MySwimPro: An app that serves as a virtual coach... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/12/01/wayne-state-university-innovators-compete-for-5000-to-kickstart-business-ideas-5997 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute to host 'Detroit 101' tour Dec. 7 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-dec-7-5995 Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and conversation, on Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information-packed morning will begin with a bus tour through Detroit neighborhoods and destinations, including Midtown, Downtown, the riverfront, West Village, the Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, the Avenue of Fashion and Palmer Park. Participants will engage in conversation with community leaders along the route, including Ritchie Harrison (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy), Brittany Sanders (Belle Isle Conservancy), Vittoria Katanski (Hatch Detroit) and Kim Tandy (Mayor’s Office Department of Neighborhoods). The DOI launched in 1991 to provide a historical... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-dec-7-5995 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Photos from Ford Field visitation for WSUPD Officer Collin Rose available for use https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/media-advisory-photos-from-ford-field-visitation-for-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-available-for-use-5996 Photos from fallen Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's Nov. 30, 2016, visitation at Ford Field are available for use and download here. Photo credit should be given to M.J. Murawka / Wayne State University. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/30/media-advisory-photos-from-ford-field-visitation-for-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-available-for-use-5996 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media pool information for Officer Collin Rose funeral, Dec. 1 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/media-pool-information-for-officer-collin-rose-funeral-dec-1-5993 Coverage inside of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake St., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 will be provided via a pool feed beginning at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. funeral, on Thursday, Dec. 1. TV: HD-SDI BNC connection. 1080i with embedded audio. Please have live trucks in place no later than 9 a.m. Trucks can park in the southwest corner of the St. Joan of Arc parking lot, next to the production truck. Roads will be closed and there will not be any parking lot access after 9 a.m.  Radio: Audio mult box provided, XLR line level. Weather permitting, a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/media-pool-information-for-officer-collin-rose-funeral-dec-1-5993 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine’s Dr. Phillip Levy tapped to help lead new hospital cardiovascular accreditation collaboration https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/school-of-medicines-dr-phillip-levy-tapped-to-help-lead-new-hospital-cardiovascular-accreditation-collaboration-5994 DETROIT – United States hospitals and other health care institutions will soon have access to a single set of cardiovascular accreditation services through a new collaboration between the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that is being developed with the help of Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. He is a resident of Farmington Hills, Mich. “It is very exciting, and helps place the Wayne State University School of Medicine at the forefront of quality and process improvement effort as it relates to cardiovascular care,”... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/29/school-of-medicines-dr-phillip-levy-tapped-to-help-lead-new-hospital-cardiovascular-accreditation-collaboration-5994 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Dec. 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-2-5992 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m., and the Student Affairs Committee at 11:15 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... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-2-5992 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Information on services for Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/26/information-on-services-for-wayne-state-police-officer-collin-rose-5990 Candlelight Vigil Wayne State University and the Wayne State University Police Department invite everyone to honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Collin Rose by attending a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the flag poles in Gullen Mall, just northeast of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, in the center of campus. The vigil will include a moment of silence at 6:30 p.m. when Rose was shot in the line of duty. Visitation and Funeral A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ford Field, 2000... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/26/information-on-services-for-wayne-state-police-officer-collin-rose-5990 Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Donations being accepted in memory of fallen WSUPD Officer Collin Rose https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/25/donations-being-accepted-in-memory-of-fallen-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-5989 In the wake of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose's tragic death, many people have inquired about donating funds. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support and generosity, and recommend one of two options: Wayne State University is now accepting gifts in memory of Officer Collin Rose. These gifts will be used in support of the Wayne State University Police Department, who work tirelessly and courageously to ensure the safety of our campus and community. Gifts can be made online. Checks should be made out to Wayne State University and indicate "In memory of Collin Rose" and can be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/25/donations-being-accepted-in-memory-of-fallen-wsupd-officer-collin-rose-5989 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Make Your Date joins Crowdrise on #GivingTuesday to help build virtual reality tower made entirely of donations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/make-your-date-joins-crowdrise-on-givingtuesday-to-help-build-virtual-reality-tower-made-entirely-of-donations-5987 Make Your Date announced today that it will join CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good, to participate in the CrowdRise Giving Tower, its #GivingTuesday campaign. The CrowdRise Giving Tower is a virtual tower made of bricks, each of which represents a donation made to charity on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 29), giving thousands of charities a prebuilt, zero-cost, innovative and engaging way to raise funding. As donations are made, users can watch the tower grow brick-by-brick via a free virtual reality app available in the iTunes store and Google Play. The organization that raises the most on #GivingTuesday will win an... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/make-your-date-joins-crowdrise-on-givingtuesday-to-help-build-virtual-reality-tower-made-entirely-of-donations-5987 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: News conference scheduled to provide update on the shooting of Wayne State University officer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/media-advisory-news-conference-to-provide-update-on-the-shooting-of-wayne-state-university-officer-5988 WHAT: Wayne State University will hold a news conference to update the community on the Tuesday, November 22, 2016, shooting of Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose. WHEN: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Wayne State University Police Department Community Room; 6050 Cass Avenue, Detroit, 48202 WHO: Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson; Wayne State University Police Chief Tony Holt https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/22/media-advisory-news-conference-to-provide-update-on-the-shooting-of-wayne-state-university-officer-5988 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital present findings on reducing hospital visits for patients with End Stage Renal Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/18/wayne-state-university-and-henry-ford-hospital-present-findings-on-reducing-hospital-visits-for-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease-5986 DETROIT – On November 17, 2016, a Wayne State University doctoral student, Matthew Jasinski, will present results from his dissertation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in Chicago. The study demonstrates the value of proactive identification of and family psychoeducation about cognitive impairment in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease (ESRD/CKD). A team from Henry Ford Hospital led by Mark Ketterer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Department of Behavioral Health Services, collaborated with Jasinski, a Wayne State Department of Psychology graduate student, and Mark Lumley, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Wayne State, to conduct a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/18/wayne-state-university-and-henry-ford-hospital-present-findings-on-reducing-hospital-visits-for-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease-5986 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ford Customer Service Division creates endowed scholarship in the College of Engineering https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/ford-customer-service-division-creates-endowed-scholarship-in-the-college-of-engineering-5984 A $35,000 gift from the Ford Motor Company has established an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University’s College of Engineering to support students pursuing degrees in engineering or STEM-related fields. Scholarships will support financially challenged students and those who have participated in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) or any of the College of Engineering’s Office of Community Engagement’s K-12 outreach programs. “This scholarship is an investment in Detroit’s future,” said Frederiek Toney, president, Global Ford Customer Service Division.  “Providing financial support to economically challenged students is an important step in building a skilled and motivated work force in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/ford-customer-service-division-creates-endowed-scholarship-in-the-college-of-engineering-5984 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s GO-GIRL program accepting participants for winter 2017 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/wayne-states-go-girl-program-accepting-participants-for-winter-2017-5985 Wayne State University’s GO-GIRL (Gaining Options – Girls Investigate Real Life) program, designed to help girls build confidence and career awareness in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, is now accepting applications for the winter 2017 semester. GO-GIRL is free and open to a limited number of seventh-grade girls. The Saturday program, hosted by Wayne State’s College of Education, begins Jan. 28, 2017, and culminates with graduation ceremonies on April 1, 2017. Girls interested in participating can submit an application online at gogirls.wayne.edu. The application deadline is Dec. 1. The winter program will allow participants to explore STEM careers and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/17/wayne-states-go-girl-program-accepting-participants-for-winter-2017-5985 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET-FM launching Created Equal podcast, Nov. 18 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/wdet-fm-detroits-public-radio-station-and-a-community-service-of-wayne-state-university-launching-created-equal-podcast-nov-18-5982 Despite progress, in many ways the United States remains a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to income, education and health. And it remains divided on critical issues including race, gender and sexuality. WDET-FM (101.9 FM), Detroit’s public radio station, plans to examine these modern issues of inequality through the lens of history with Created Equal, a new podcast launching Nov. 18.   Created Equal will be co-hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning commentator Stephen Henderson and award-winning audio producer/journalist Laura Weber-Davis.  Each of the season’s six 20-minute episodes will fuse insights from the hosts and subject matter experts with... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/wdet-fm-detroits-public-radio-station-and-a-community-service-of-wayne-state-university-launching-created-equal-podcast-nov-18-5982 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Math Corps awarded nearly $3 million NSF grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/math-corps-awarded-nearly-3-million-national-science-foundation-grant-5983 Wayne State University’s Math Corps recently received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and study the replication of its award-winning mathematics enrichment and mentoring program, which operates during summers and on Saturdays. Through rigorous research and evaluation, the NSF grant project will analyze and understand the nature, extent and reasons for Math Corps' success with youth learning in Detroit as well as the processes of replicating the program in three sites — Cleveland; Utica, New York; and Philadelphia. “This award will position us for a national expansion,” said Steve Kahn, co-founder of Math... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/15/math-corps-awarded-nearly-3-million-national-science-foundation-grant-5983 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Community invited to explore mortuary science program during annual Open House Nov. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/community-invited-to-explore-mortuary-science-program-during-annual-open-house-nov-10-5980 WHAT: Wayne State University’s mortuary science program will host its annual Open House, which is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to meet the program’s faculty and tour the four-floor facility, which is home to advanced teaching and research resources in embalming, anatomy, restorative arts and clinical laboratory science.  WHEN: 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 WHERE: Mortuary Science Building, 5439 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  Free parking is available in Lot 33, located on Woodward Avenue between Palmer and Ferry streets. MORE INFO: Currently, programs are offered in mortuary science, clinical laboratory science, pathologists’ assistant and post-bachelor forensic investigation.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/community-invited-to-explore-mortuary-science-program-during-annual-open-house-nov-10-5980 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Education partners with Campaign for Black Male Achievement and BMe to discuss strategies for supporting the success of black males https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-partners-with-campaign-for-black-male-achievement-and-bme-to-discuss-strategies-for-supporting-the-success-of-black-males-5981 DETROIT — The Wayne State University College of Education will host “Dreams Not to Be Deferred: Supporting the Success of Black Men and Boys,” a panel discussion and community dialogue, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The purpose of the event — a collaboration between the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, BMe Community Detroit and WSU’s Dreamkeepers Urban Teacher Residency Program — is to identify and explore ways schools and communities can support the success of black males. It will be held in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Leah van Belle, Ph.D., director of Dreamkeepers, said, “This event... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/09/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-partners-with-campaign-for-black-male-achievement-and-bme-to-discuss-strategies-for-supporting-the-success-of-black-males-5981 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Looming presidential election spurs increasing predictions for unstable economy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/looming-presidential-election-spurs-increasing-predictions-for-unstable-economy-5978 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) ramped up seven points to 67.2 for October 2016, boosting the three-month average nearly four points to 64.5. However, in anticipation of Tuesday’s presidential election, a dramatically increasing number of survey respondents aren’t confident the upward trend will hold. This month, 31.3 percent predicted a less stable economy over the next six months; in comparison, 0 percent held that opinion in July. “The index has maintained a value greater than 50 since June of 2014, an impressive and remarkable streak of growth and economic expansion that seems to parallel the underlying resurgence of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/looming-presidential-election-spurs-increasing-predictions-for-unstable-economy-5978 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on 2016 presidential election https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-2016-presidential-election-5979 Wayne State University offers a wide range of experts available to help bolster stories regarding the 2016 presidential election. Please contact Wayne State University public relations to arrange an interview. Tim Bledsoe, professor of political science — Bledsoe can speak to American national and urban politics. He also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2008-2012 and is familiar with Michigan politics and elections. Liette Gidlow, associate professor of history — Gidlow can discuss U.S. elections, the presidency, presidential and political history, campaign advertising, and women's and gender history, including the history of women and gender in U.S. politics.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/07/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-2016-presidential-election-5979 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Studies reveal WSU-conceived non-invasive prenatal genetic test is accurate five weeks into pregnancy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/studies-reveal-wsu-conceived-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-test-is-accurate-five-weeks-into-pregnancy-5977 DETROIT – The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In the article, the WSU researchers wrote that their non-invasive testing method – Trophoblast Retrieval and Isolation from the Cervix (TRIC) – offers the accuracy of more invasive tests, such as the needle-directed amniocentesis, and can also be utilized five to 10 weeks earlier than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/03/studies-reveal-wsu-conceived-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-test-is-accurate-five-weeks-into-pregnancy-5977 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU researchers show genetic variants and environmental exposures influence health https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/02/wsu-researchers-show-genetic-variants-and-environmental-exposures-have-mighty-influence-on-health-5976 DETROIT – Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics have shown for the first time the extent by which interactions between environmental exposures and genetic variation across individuals have a significant impact on human traits and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity, strengthening the case for precision medicine initiatives. The discovery is particularly important when considering communities with different ancestries sharing the same risk environment — the case for many urban communities, including Detroit, the researchers said. Generally, people may share the same genetic risk factors but their chances to develop... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/02/wsu-researchers-show-genetic-variants-and-environmental-exposures-have-mighty-influence-on-health-5976 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State academic public health partnership grows to three agencies https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/wayne-state-academic-public-health-partnership-grows-to-three-agencies-5973 DETROIT – Wayne State University has partnered with regional health departments for the Local Public Health Scholars Program, awarding three $10,000 workforce development scholarships to one employee at each agency. Scholars Jodie Sarsfield of the Macomb County Department of Health, Daniel Sweeney of the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness, and Micia Eddins of the Detroit Health Department entered their first year of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health degree program in September. Eddins earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from WSU in 2010. The scholars program launched with... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/wayne-state-academic-public-health-partnership-grows-to-three-agencies-5973 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Creating pivotal moments at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/creating-pivotal-moments-at-wayne-state-university-5974 Following a record fundraising year, Wayne State University has reached $594 million toward its goal of $750 million for Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University. During the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, the university received gifts and pledges totaling $131 million, the highest annual fundraising amount in its history. “Gifts to the Pivotal Moments campaign allow us to strengthen our university and truly be a place where all students have an opportunity to succeed,” said President M. Roy Wilson. “Because of where we are, who we are and what we do, Wayne State can be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/creating-pivotal-moments-at-wayne-state-university-5974 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Longtime entrepreneur William Pickard featured speaker at Wayne State University, Nov. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/longtime-entrepreneur-william-pickard-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-nov-10-5975 William Pickard, longtime successful entrepreneur, will talk about his experiences as a major franchise owner, investor in media operations and gaming industry ventures, and the challenges he has faced during his 40-year career. The fireside chat, sponsored by Innovation Warriors (formerly Blackstone LaunchPad), Wayne State’s School of Social Work and Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at Wayne State University’s Midtown TV Studio, located in the Maccabees Building, 5057 Woodward, on the first floor. A former School of Social Work faculty and Board of Visitors member, Pickard is not a stranger to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/11/01/longtime-entrepreneur-william-pickard-featured-speaker-at-wayne-state-university-nov-10-5975 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET GM Michelle Srbinovich receives Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/27/wdet-gm-michelle-srbinovich-receives-madison-hodges-innovator-award-for-public-media-advancement-5972 Michelle Srbinovich, general manager of WDET-FM, has received the 2016 Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement. The award is given by the University Station Alliance (USA) and recognizes an individual’s attempts to make a greater impact in their community and their industry as a public media professional. Srbinovich received the honor Oct. 27 at the USA’s Super-Regional Meeting in Pittsburgh. In addition to the award, she received a check for $1,500. “What an honor. I’m floored and still in a bit of shock,” Srbinovich said. “Less than seven years ago, I wouldn’t have even called myself a public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/27/wdet-gm-michelle-srbinovich-receives-madison-hodges-innovator-award-for-public-media-advancement-5972 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.66 million NIH award to Wayne State University to improve asthma treatment outcomes in African American young adults https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/266-million-nih-award-to-wayne-state-university-to-improve-asthma-treatment-outcomes-in-african-american-young-adults-5970 DETROIT – Older adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk for poor asthma management and health outcomes, but few studies have been published on this issue. A team of Wayne State University researchers led by Karen MacDonell, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and public health sciences at Wayne State’s School of Medicine, recently received a $2.66 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to address research limitations on interventions and ultimately improve asthma management in racial minority populations, particularly minority adolescents and young adults. The project, “Multi-component Technology... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/266-million-nih-award-to-wayne-state-university-to-improve-asthma-treatment-outcomes-in-african-american-young-adults-5970 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute celebrates 25 years of shining light on Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/detroit-orientation-institute-celebrates-25-years-of-shining-light-on-detroit-5971 The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a reunion event for its more than 3,000 alumni and friends. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The DOI launched in 1991 to provide a historical perspective and candid look at Detroit and the surrounding region during a time when media coverage of the city was particularly narrow and inflammatory. The program provided opportunities to visit key institutions and organizations and interact directly with elected officials and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/25/detroit-orientation-institute-celebrates-25-years-of-shining-light-on-detroit-5971 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Legionella bacteria found in small percentage of Flint homes tested by university researchers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/legionella-bacteria-found-in-small-percentage-of-flint-homes-tested-by-university-researchers-5968 DETROIT — After completing residential water tests in one-third of the 284 Flint homes in its study, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) reports that it is detecting Legionnella bacteria in a small percentage of some of the homes. Residents in the affected homes have been informed, as has the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. “To be clear, these results are not necessarily outside what would be expected in other residential water systems, so this is not necessarily a surprising finding,” said Shawn McElmurry, Ph.D.,  associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Wayne State University.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/legionella-bacteria-found-in-small-percentage-of-flint-homes-tested-by-university-researchers-5968 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MTRAC awards spur biomedical innovation at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/mtrac-awards-spur-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-5969 DETROIT – Five Wayne State University research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the translation and commercialization of their innovative biomedical technologies by providing the resources to validate technical and market opportunities. The MTRAC program is supported by a $1.07 million award from the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with matching funds from Wayne State.  The WSU MTRAC program is broadly focused on medical devices and biomedical materials. The successful applicants for the 2016 MTRAC funding are: Abhilash Pandya,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/19/mtrac-awards-spur-biomedical-innovation-at-wayne-state-university-5969 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University awarded $1.3 million NIH Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award to increase longevity of insulin treatment implants https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/18/wayne-state-university-awarded-13-million-nih-type-1-diabetes-pathfinder-award-to-increase-longevity-of-insulin-treatment-implants-5967 DETROIT – Many diabetes patients require continuous or on-demand insulin therapy to manage their disease. Insulin pump therapy offers them more predictable, rapid-acting insulin, providing a more active and normal lifestyle. Over time, foreign body reaction (FBR) occurs to nearly all devices implanted in the body, resulting in fibrotic tissue depositing around the implant surface, a decrease in blood supply around the implant, and a decrease in the molecular transport to the implant. This results in the need to replace the implant. A team of Wayne State University researchers are developing a novel material formulation to be applied to the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/18/wayne-state-university-awarded-13-million-nih-type-1-diabetes-pathfinder-award-to-increase-longevity-of-insulin-treatment-implants-5967 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $2.28 million to study use of buprenorphine to combat relapse in recovering opioid users https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/wayne-state-awarded-228-million-to-study-use-of-buprenorphine-to-combat-relapse-in-recovering-opioid-users-5965 DETROIT – A team led by Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., will use a four-year, $2,279,723 competitively renewed grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether the opioid addiction treatment medication buprenorphine can decrease the magnitude and/or duration of responses to stressors faced by recovering addicts. The results of the study could reveal a new therapeutic feature of the drug, possibly helping drug-abstinent individuals avoid relapse. Greenwald is a professor and associate chair of research in Wayne State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. He... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/wayne-state-awarded-228-million-to-study-use-of-buprenorphine-to-combat-relapse-in-recovering-opioid-users-5965 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation gifts $30,000 to Wayne State’s HIGH program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/jamie-and-denise-jacob-family-foundation-gifts-30000-to-wayne-states-high-program-5966 The Jamie and Denise Jacob Family Foundation has given $30,000 to Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program to help provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. “We are committed to supporting those who are striving to make their lives better,” said Denise Jacob RN, PhD (‘82 MSN Wayne State), president and co-founder of the foundation.  “Relatively small financial challenges can derail the college career for low-income students and this program can make the difference that keeps that student on track for graduation.” Wayne State’s First Lady Jacqueline Wilson founded the HIGH... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/13/jamie-and-denise-jacob-family-foundation-gifts-30000-to-wayne-states-high-program-5966 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Leaders of Cross-Sector Detroit Partnership Celebrate HOPE Inside Grand Opening at TechTown https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/leaders-of-cross-sector-detroit-partnership-celebrate-hope-inside-grand-opening-at-techtown-5963 WHO:      Pat Fehring, President and CEO, Level One Bank  Ned Staebler, CEO, TechTown  Dr. M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University  John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE  WHAT:      A ribbon-cutting event for HOPE Inside TechTown. Operation HOPE has partnered with Level One Bank, Wayne State University, and business innovation hub, TechTown Detroit, to open a new HOPE Inside location in Detroit. The HOPE Inside office will provide credit and money management coaching, free to clients, to help them take control of their money and create a more secure financial future.  WHEN:     ... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/leaders-of-cross-sector-detroit-partnership-celebrate-hope-inside-grand-opening-at-techtown-5963 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $2.74 million NIH grant to improve asthma management in youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/wayne-state-awarded-274-million-nih-grant-to-improve-asthma-management-in-youth-5964 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a project that aims to improve asthma management in youth. Asthma in the Lives of Family Today (ALOFT) will identify the behavioral and biological pathways through which family social environments impact youth asthma – the most common cause of youth hospitalization in the United States other than infections. Cities such as Detroit have... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/12/wayne-state-awarded-274-million-nih-grant-to-improve-asthma-management-in-youth-5964 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/10/michigan-universities-collaborate-to-examine-flint-water-filters-5962 Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents. The studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Several previous studies have shown that point-of-use water filters can harbor and support the growth of bacteria in water, said Nancy Love, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. Filters have been shown to work well to remove metals, such as lead, and chemicals produced during chlorination. Love emphasized that Flint residents... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/10/michigan-universities-collaborate-to-examine-flint-water-filters-5962 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows expanding economy amid presidential uncertainty https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/05/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-shows-expanding-economy-amid-presidential-uncertainty-5961 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) came in at 60.2 for September 2016, a strong reading consistent with the three-month average of 60.6. A PMI greater than 50 generally signifies an expanding economy. “The index has maintained a value of more than 50 since June 2014, an impressive 26-month streak of economic expansion for Southeast Michigan,” said Tim Butler, associate professor of global supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results.   Components of the index influencing the strength include the production index at 59.4, the new orders index at... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/05/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-shows-expanding-economy-amid-presidential-uncertainty-5961 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Education hosts lecture and community conversation featuring professor, policy advisor and author David L. Kirp https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-hosts-lecture-and-community-conversation-featuring-professor-policy-advisor-and-author-david-l-kirp-5959 Is it possible to revive public education? Can struggling districts create high-performing schools and boost student achievement? The educational leadership and policy studies program in the Wayne State University College of Education invites educators, parents, and business and community leaders to discuss these issues and more during “Achieving Education Success: Lessons from the Front,” a lecture and panel discussion to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium.   The discussion will feature David L. Kirp, the James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley, senior fellow at the Learning Policy... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-hosts-lecture-and-community-conversation-featuring-professor-policy-advisor-and-author-david-l-kirp-5959 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded $3.2 million NIH grant for schizophrenia research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-awarded-32-million-nih-grant-for-schizophrenia-research-5960 Jeffrey Stanley and Vaibhav Diwadkar DETROIT – Researchers in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences will use a new five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the underlying mechanisms of impaired learning and memory in schizophrenia from the perspective of brain plasticity, function and network dynamics. The NIMH defines schizophrenia as a chronic and disabling mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves, including loss of reality due to hallucinations, delusions, unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking, and agitated body movements. People with the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/10/03/wayne-state-awarded-32-million-nih-grant-for-schizophrenia-research-5960 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 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)