Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2016 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:34:53 -0500 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:34:53 -0500 60 Wayne State University hosting events marking Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/04/wayne-state-university-hosting-events-marking-shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-5795 Wayne State University is hosting several events through April 1 celebrating the original Shakespeare First Folio, considered one of the world’s most influential books. First published in 1623, a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio sold at auction in 2006 for $5.2 million. Only 244 copies exist. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Library in Washington, D.C., will be circulating 18 of its 82 copies to one site in each state. Wayne State University, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Library, was selected to host the First Folio in Michigan. The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/04/wayne-state-university-hosting-events-marking-shakespeares-first-folio-exhibition-5795 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge aims to sign up new organ donors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-5793 Wayne State is one of a dozen colleges throughout the state vying to save lives as part of the Gift of Life Campus Challenge, one of the most successful organ donation college outreach programs in the nation. Since 2012, the university has gone undefeated, winning the trophy for adding the most names to the donor registry. Over the years, the WSU community has been inspired by the memory of student Rebecca Joy Butler, daughter of associate business professor Timothy Butler. Rebecca, 20, was pursuing a marketing degree at Wayne State when she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. While... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/annual-gift-of-life-campus-challenge-aims-to-sign-up-new-organ-donors-5793 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Patients rank WSU physicians among top four in the nation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/patients-rank-wsu-physicians-among-top-four-in-the-nation-5794 Physicians educated by the Wayne State University School of Medicine have been voted by patients across the United States as among the best doctors in the nation. The eighth annual Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards ranked physicians who were educated at the WSU School of Medicine fourth in the nation based on patient reviews of bedside manner, how much time doctors spend with patients, how quickly they see patients and other factors. The rankings are based on ratings and reviews by more than 6 million patients and analyzed by Vitals. The organization works to provide cost and quality transparency through consumer... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/02/patients-rank-wsu-physicians-among-top-four-in-the-nation-5794 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index reflects growth, stability as year begins https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-reflects-growth-stability-as-year-begins-5790 DETROIT—As 2016 began, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicated an ongoing trend of growth and stability. The PMI for January 2016 was 57.1, bouncing back to November 2015’s figure. The number has been remarkably stable for the past six months. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy, and the January index marks the 19th consecutive month at or above that value. “This month, production activity accelerated with the index, and employment growth was strong as well,” said Nitin Paranjpe, a finance faculty member in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/02/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-reflects-growth-stability-as-year-begins-5790 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) The effects of racism contribute to preventing progress in lowering preterm birth and infant mortality among blacks https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/the-effects-of-racism-contribute-to-preventing-progress-in-lowering-preterm-birth-and-infant-mortality-among-blacks-5788 DETROIT— Recent research has shown that, despite advances in health care, infant mortality rates among black communities have been approximately twice as high as the rates for whites in the United States for nearly a century. As preterm births account for the vast majority of infant deaths, it is becoming increasingly clear that more research on the cause of this problem is needed if infant mortality rates for blacks are to decrease to the level of their white counterparts.  Significant research has already been undertaken to understand racial disparities in preterm birth. However, rather than focusing specifically on the black... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/the-effects-of-racism-contribute-to-preventing-progress-in-lowering-preterm-birth-and-infant-mortality-among-blacks-5788 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University accepting applications for SAT Boot Camp to help prepare high school students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-5789 As Michigan prepares to switch this spring from the ACT to the SAT, CommunityEngagement@Wayne, part of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, is accepting applications for its SAT Boot Camp. SAT Boot Camp replaces the K.A.L.E.S ACT Prep Institute, CommunityEngagement@Wayne’s standardized test prep course. Instead of preparing students for the ACT, this course will prep high school sophomores, juniors and seniors for the SAT. “This is a great opportunity for high school students to learn about the SAT test and begin prepping for it. Even though the name has changed, the program’s core value is still... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/29/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-5789 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New agreement allows Washtenaw Community College grads to earn Wayne State business degrees faster https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/new-agreement-allows-washtenaw-community-college-grads-to-earn-wayne-state-business-degrees-faster-5787 The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Washtenaw Community College  announced a new agreement that maximizes the value of certain associate degrees from WCC when earning a business degree at WSU. The agreement allows WCC students who have completed an associate degree in business, accounting or supply chain management to transfer up to 82 credits to Wayne State toward completion of a bachelor of science within the Ilitch School. Typically, Wayne State accepts 64 transfer credits, but this agreement expands that limit for business students from WCC, who can cover most WSU general education and business foundation... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/new-agreement-allows-washtenaw-community-college-grads-to-earn-wayne-state-business-degrees-faster-5787 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) National Dance Education Organization prize for dance researchers is named for Wayne State’s Doug Risner https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/national-dance-education-organization-prize-for-dance-researchers-is-named-for-wayne-state-universitys-doug-risner-5792 DETROIT (January 28, 2016) – The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) has announced the establishment of its Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers, named for Wayne State University Professor of Dance Doug Risner. The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research study manuscripts to NDEO’s Journal of Dance Education are eligible. Prize recipients will see their article published in the journal and receive an honorarium that may be used for NDEO membership, conference costs and other professional services. There will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/28/national-dance-education-organization-prize-for-dance-researchers-is-named-for-wayne-state-universitys-doug-risner-5792 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Peter Caborn Edelman appointed to lead Wayne State University alumni relations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/27/peter-caborn-edelman-appointed-to-lead-wayne-state-university-alumni-relations-5786 Wayne State University has named Peter Caborn Edelman as its senior director for alumni relations and executive director of the Wayne State University Alumni Association, effective Feb. 1, 2016.  Edelman will provide critical leadership in strengthening ties between the university and its large and committed base of alumni. “Wayne State is delighted to welcome Peter and his skilled leadership to campus,” said Chacona W. Johnson, vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation.  “Peter’s extensive experience in development, alumni engagement and higher education management will be a tremendous resource for the university and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/27/peter-caborn-edelman-appointed-to-lead-wayne-state-university-alumni-relations-5786 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) University Research Corridor statewide economic impact tops $17 billion, up 35 percent since 2007 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/26/university-research-corridor-statewide-economic-impact-tops-17-billion-up-35-percent-since-2007-5785 LANSING, Mich. (January 26, 2016) – Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributed $17.5 billion to Michigan’s economy, an increase of $700 million over the previous year, according to the 9th Annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report released today. The URC also ranked highly in the transfer of research and development, surpassing its five-year average for the number of patents issued, licensing and options activity, and invention disclosures, for the third straight year. The report also noted that every region in the state of Michigan benefited from economic activities tied to the URC, including spending on operations, student spending and incremental alumni... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/26/university-research-corridor-statewide-economic-impact-tops-17-billion-up-35-percent-since-2007-5785 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Jan. 29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-29-5784 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m. and Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board’s website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/25/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-jan-29-5784 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Russell Douglas Whitman College of Education dean https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-russell-douglas-whitman-college-of-education-dean-5781 Wayne State University has named Russell Douglas Whitman as dean of its College of Education. Whitman had served as interim dean since May 2014. During his tenure as interim dean, Whitman revamped the college’s programming, recruitment and outreach efforts as well as its focus on student retention. Other accomplishments under his leadership include significant growth in research and grants, launching the TeachDETROIT initiative to train teachers to work in Detroit Public Schools and several new community partnerships. “I am deeply touched by the degree of support the college has shown, and to Provost Winters in this appointment,” said Whitman. “Further, I... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-russell-douglas-whitman-college-of-education-dean-5781 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Rob Kohrman vice dean of Fiscal Affairs for School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-rob-kohrman-vice-dean-of-fiscal-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5782 Wayne State University today announced the appointment of veteran administrator Rob Kohrman as vice dean for Fiscal Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The appointment is effective Jan. 18, 2016. “Rob’s extensive and integral leadership experience overseeing the Wayne State University budget will be essential to addressing the issues confronting our School of Medicine, the Wayne State University Physician Group, and the Fund for Medical Research and Education,” said David S. Hefner, M.B.A., vice president of Health Affairs for the university. Kohrman will report directly to Hefner; School of Medicine Dean Jack D. Sobel, M.D.; and William... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/19/wayne-state-university-names-rob-kohrman-vice-dean-of-fiscal-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5782 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9 M NIH award to aid in treatment of life-threatening infections caused by antibiotic resistant enterococci bacteria https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-award-to-aid-in-treatment-of-life-threatening-infections-caused-by-antibiotic-resistant-enterococci-bacteria-5779 DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problematic in the hospital setting, especially in immune system deficient patients, and constitute an emerging local and global health crisis. The development of new anti-infective drugs has largely diminished in the past decade, complicating treatment options for these infections and creating a critical need to maximize the effectiveness of currently available drug treatments. Michael Rybak, Pharm. D., M.P.H., professor of pharmacy practice in Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and adjunct... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-award-to-aid-in-treatment-of-life-threatening-infections-caused-by-antibiotic-resistant-enterococci-bacteria-5779 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU discovery, called a ‘paradigm shift,’ promises better treatment for diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder, cystic fibrosis and more https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wsu-discovery-called-a-paradigm-shift-promises-better-treatment-for-diabetes-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-cystic-fibrosis-and-more-5780 DETROIT – A groundbreaking discovery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine into the fundamental mechanism of insulin secretion – critical to the management and treatment of diabetes – could lead to better drug targets for the more than 350 million people worldwide who live with the metabolic disorder. Distinguished Professor of Physiology Bhanu Jena, Ph.D., led a team that showed, for the first time, that isolated insulin-secreting porosomes are functionally reconstituted into live-insulin-secreting beta cells. Secretion is a fundamental cellular process that occurs in all living organisms. Cell secretion is responsible for numerous activities, including neurotransmission and the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/15/wsu-discovery-called-a-paradigm-shift-promises-better-treatment-for-diabetes-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-cystic-fibrosis-and-more-5780 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State hosts panel on "Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years" https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/14/wayne-state-hosts-panel-on-making-michigan-a-top-10-education-state-in-10-years-5778 On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Wayne State University College of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, supported by Metro Bureau, will host a panel discussion featuring Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston, ‘91, ‘02, titled “Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State in 10 Years.” Panel members will also include Michael Addonizio, professor, Wayne State University; Monique Beels, ‘89, ‘98, ‘02, superintendent, Clawson Public Schools; Mike DeVault, superintendent, Macomb Intermediate School District; Randy Liepa, ‘90, ‘97, superintendent, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency; and Thomas Parker, superintendent, Ecorse Public Schools. The panel will be moderated by Alicia Nails,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/14/wayne-state-hosts-panel-on-making-michigan-a-top-10-education-state-in-10-years-5778 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Press receives $94,000 grant to digitize out-of-print titles https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-university-press-receives-94000-grant-to-digitize-out-of-print-titles-5775 DETROIT (January 12, 2016) — Wayne State University Press will digitize 59 out-of-print titles through a $94,000 grant from a joint project between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The titles will focus on Jewish and regional studies, and will be freely accessible to the public through the websites of the Wayne State University Library System and the Press. This is the Mellon Foundation’s first grant to Wayne State University. “Adding these titles back into the public sphere allows them to be discovered for the first time by new audiences,” said Jane Hoehner,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-university-press-receives-94000-grant-to-digitize-out-of-print-titles-5775 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jerry Herron begins term as president of the National Collegiate Honors Council https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/jerry-herron-begins-term-as-president-of-the-national-collegiate-honors-council-5776 DETROIT — Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, has been elected president of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). He was formally inducted during November’s NCHC annual conference in Chicago. The NCHC serves as the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges, directors, deans, faculty, staff, and students. The organization provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing and expanding honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research. Herron attended his first NCHC national meeting in 2002,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/jerry-herron-begins-term-as-president-of-the-national-collegiate-honors-council-5776 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives full accreditation for human research protection program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-receives-full-accreditation-for-human-research-protection-program-5777 DETROIT— Following a rigorous evaluation process, Wayne State University’s research program involving human participants has been renewed for full accreditation for five years by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP). AAHRPP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing protection of the rights and welfare of research participants and the promotion of scientifically meritorious and ethically sound research. AAHRPP accreditation is the “gold seal” for human participant research, requiring its member institutions to reach performance standards that surpass the threshold of state and federal requirements. Seeking accreditation by AAHRPP is voluntary. “This reaccreditation demonstrates Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/12/wayne-state-receives-full-accreditation-for-human-research-protection-program-5777 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Free seminar for small businesses: Government Contracting 101 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/free-seminar-for-small-businesses-government-contracting-101-5773 Owners of small businesses are invited to join Wayne State University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for a free seminar about getting involved in the field of government contracting. The federal government purchases more than $500 billion in goods and services each year, and the State of Michigan uses more than 1,000 multiyear contracts. Learn how to get in on the action by attending Government Contracting 101. Participants will learn how to become successful contractors and what services and resources are available to help small businesses with the government market. Opportunities within both federal and state programs will be covered... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/free-seminar-for-small-businesses-government-contracting-101-5773 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne state engineering experts available to reporters covering North American International Auto Show https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/wayne-state-engineering-professors-available-for-north-american-international-auto-show-reporters-5774 Wayne State University’s College of Engineering offers experts for automotive stories before, during and after the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Whether you need third-party information on a particular technology or drivetrain, are looking for an explanation of new materials or manufacturing processes, or are looking for a source to provide a research overview, consider these voices. Wayne State public relations staff will ensure quick contact and will help arrange immediate interviews. Contact Mike Brinich, associate director of communications, at 313-577-5699 or mikebrinich@wayne.edu.  AUTONOMOUS DRIVING Jing Hua, professor of computer science. Hua has worked on the use and real-time... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/07/wayne-state-engineering-professors-available-for-north-american-international-auto-show-reporters-5774 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Raymond Mattingly appointed chair of Wayne State’s School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/06/raymond-mattingly-appointed-chair-of-wayne-states-school-of-medicine-department-of-pharmacology-5772 Raymond Mattingly, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, effective Jan. 4. Mattingly replaces Bonnie Sloane, Ph.D., who has chaired the department since 1995. Sloane has retired from her position as chair, but will continue to conduct research as a faculty member. “The Department of Pharmacology faculty overwhelmingly nominated Dr. Mattingly to assume the leadership role,” said Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. “Their support, and my confidence in his dedication and vision for the department, makes him the ideal person to become chair.” The Grosse Pointe,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/06/raymond-mattingly-appointed-chair-of-wayne-states-school-of-medicine-department-of-pharmacology-5772 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Susan E. Burns named vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/susan-e-burns-named-vice-president-for-development-and-alumni-affairs-and-president-of-the-wayne-state-university-foundation-5769 DETROIT - Wayne State University has named Susan E. Burns as vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation, effective Feb. 8, 2016. The appointment will return Burns to her alma mater, where she previously served in various development leadership positions from 2001-08, including vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the Wayne State University Foundation. She spearheaded the planning and implementation of the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign, Wayne First. “We are very excited that Susan is returning to the university in a critical leadership role,” said Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/susan-e-burns-named-vice-president-for-development-and-alumni-affairs-and-president-of-the-wayne-state-university-foundation-5769 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Civil rights leader, CNN political correspondent Van Jones to keynote Wayne State University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute Jan. 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/civil-rights-leader-cnn-political-correspondent-van-jones-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-15-5770 Wayne State University welcomes Van Jones, civil rights leader and CNN political correspondent, as the keynote speaker during its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Luncheon on Friday, Jan.15. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Jones, former special advisor for green jobs for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is the author of New York Times best-sellers The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. Over the past two decades, Jones has founded four thriving... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/civil-rights-leader-cnn-political-correspondent-van-jones-to-keynote-wayne-state-universitys-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-jan-15-5770 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Lisa Keane named president/COO of WSUPG and vice dean of Clinical Affairs for the School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/lisa-keane-named-presidentcoo-of-wsupg-and-vice-dean-of-clinical-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5771 The Wayne State University Physician Group and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have named an experienced health care leader to oversee the practice group and the school’s relationships with clinical partners. Lisa Keane is the new president and chief operating officer of the Wayne State University Physician Group. She also will serve as vice dean of Clinical Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 4. Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice chair of the WSUPG Board of Directors, announced Keane’s appointment Jan. 4. “I believe... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/05/lisa-keane-named-presidentcoo-of-wsupg-and-vice-dean-of-clinical-affairs-for-school-of-medicine-5771 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index closes out strong year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-closes-out-strong-year-5767 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) wrapped up 2015 where it spent all of 2015: at or above the magic value of 50. The PMI for December was 54.8, with a 3-month average of 56.8. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy. The December index marks 18 consecutive months at or above a value of 50.0. The PMI reached its high mark for the year in May, at 66.4. The last value below 50.0 came in June 2014, at 47.1. “Despite a variety of global concerns that have popped up here in there over the last... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-closes-out-strong-year-5767 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State Word Warriors releases 2016 list https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2016-list-5768 The 2015 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was not a word at all.  It was an emoji – more specifically, the “face with tears of joy” emoji. The thought of using a text-messaging symbol as a word of the year is anathema to many fans of the English language. Thankfully, to the delectation of logophiles everywhere, the Wayne State Word Warriors are back. As part of its initiative to draw attention to some of the English language's most expressive — yet regrettably neglected — words, Wayne State University has released its annual list of the year’s top 10 words... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/01/04/wayne-state-word-warriors-releases-2016-list-5768 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit scholars big winners in NEIdeas $100K Challenge https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/22/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-detroit-scholars-big-winners-in-neideas-100k-challenge-5766 Two Wayne State University Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit scholars are the big winners in the New Economy Initiative’s 2015 NEIdeas $100,000 Challenge. Russell Street Deli and Public Lumber, both based in Detroit, were awarded $100,000 each to assist in expanding their businesses. “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses prepares local businesses to excel in NEIdeas and other funding competitions by putting forward a clear and attainable plan for growth. We support businesses poised for the next level to expand and add jobs in a strategic and sustainable manner,” explains Camille Walker-Banks, director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Detroit. "The Goldman... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/22/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-detroit-scholars-big-winners-in-neideas-100k-challenge-5766 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State traffic expert offers 8-point plan for safe, smooth holiday driving https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/18/wayne-state-traffic-expert-offers-8-point-plan-for-safe-smooth-holiday-driving-5765 Some modest planning and a few simple driving techniques can help you do better with this year’s holiday traffic, says Professor Joseph Hummer, chair of Wayne State University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in the College of Engineering. Hummer is a national expert on designing safe traffic flows, and he uses his experience to keep his own holiday driving smooth. Here’s his eight-point plan for safe, smooth holiday driving: 1.) Make right turns. Left turns are surprisingly dangerous and lead to what traffic engineers call “conflict points.” Conflict points often lead to crashes; at the very least, conflict points often... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/18/wayne-state-traffic-expert-offers-8-point-plan-for-safe-smooth-holiday-driving-5765 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Major gift will enhance jazz scene in Detroit, Wayne State’s cultural presence https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/major-gift-will-enhance-jazz-scene-in-detroit-wayne-states-cultural-presence-5762 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Wayne State University and noted Detroit philanthropist Gretchen Carhartt Valade. What: Announcement of major contribution to Wayne State University’s Pivotal Moments fundraising campaign that will advance jazz performance and education in Detroit for decades to come. When:  Monday, Dec. 14, at 2:45 p.m. Where: The Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI. Complimentary parking is available in Lot 60, adjacent to the theatre on the west side of Cass Avenue. Why: To transform the Wayne State’s programming, teaching and scholarship in jazz performance and education while strengthening its cultural presence in Midtown. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/major-gift-will-enhance-jazz-scene-in-detroit-wayne-states-cultural-presence-5762 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit jazz benefactor Gretchen Valade gifts $7.5 million to Wayne State University to create jazz performance center, endowed jazz chair and scholarship https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/detroit-jazz-benefactor-gretchen-valade-gifts-75-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-jazz-performance-center-endowed-jazz-chair-and-scholarship-5763 Wayne State unveils plans for the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center DETROIT — Wayne State University received a $7.5 million commitment from noted philanthropist and chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, Gretchen Valade, to transform the university’s programming, teaching and scholarship in jazz performance and education. The primary portion of the commitment – $5 million – is to restore and update the Hilberry Theatre, the university’s performance venue at 4743 Cass Avenue. This will be the final phase of the Hilberry Gateway Performance Complex, a nearly $50 million initiative that will strengthen Wayne State’s cultural presence in Midtown. The first... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/14/detroit-jazz-benefactor-gretchen-valade-gifts-75-million-to-wayne-state-university-to-create-jazz-performance-center-endowed-jazz-chair-and-scholarship-5763 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) With roots at WSU, Third Man Records comes home https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/11/with-roots-at-wayne-state-third-man-records-comes-home-5761 When Ben Blackwell got the call in 2009 from his uncle, Jack White, to leave Detroit and head to Nashville to help launch Third Man Records, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Six years later, Blackwell, White and the Third Man operation have come home. “Part of you never leaves, right? I mean, not long after I left, someone started putting up bumper stickers around the neighborhood that said ‘Where is Ben Blackwell?’ I’m not known enough for that to be a thing,” joked Blackwell (pictured, left), co-founder and vinyl director of Third Man. “I can’t stress enough... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/11/with-roots-at-wayne-state-third-man-records-comes-home-5761 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University closes 2015 with commencement ceremonies, Dec. 12 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/wayne-state-university-closes-2015-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-12-5758 Nearly 2,900 students will conclude 2015 as graduates of Wayne State University and will have an opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12. Three ceremonies, scheduled at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., will take place at Wayne State’s Matthaei Physical Education Center, located at 5105 John C. Lodge in Detroit.   During the 10 a.m. ceremony, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree will be bestowed upon Ruben Santiago-Hudson for his extensive achievements as an award-winning performer, writer and director, and to honor his ceaseless dedication to the performing arts.    For more than 30... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/wayne-state-university-closes-2015-with-commencement-ceremonies-dec-12-5758 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) The 40-year bachelor's degree: Wayne State helps senior graduate https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/the-40-year-bachelors-degree-wayne-state-helps-senior-graduate-5759 On Dec. 12, Dorothy Mahlin will cross the stage in the Matthaei Physical Education Center and receive her bachelor’s in communication studies from Wayne State University. Her family will applaud from the stands as she smiles for the photographer. But this vivacious ‘A’ student is no typical college coed. The 88-year-old Mahlin has been taking classes at Wayne State University since the early 1970s. Many people helped Mahlin (pictured, left) cross the finish line, but two stand out: her daughter, Nancy, and the instructor of her final class, Amy Graham (pictured, right), a psychology predoctoral trainee at the Merrill Palmer... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/08/the-40-year-bachelors-degree-wayne-state-helps-senior-graduate-5759 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) “Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later” explored at Wayne State, Dec. 9 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/02/detroit-bankruptcy-one-year-later-explored-at-wayne-state-dec-9-5757 For the first time since the City of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, now-retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will share a public stage. “Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later” is presented by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC) and takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall. The event, hosted by Stephen Henderson from WDET’s Detroit Today and Christy McDonald from Detroit Public Television’s MiWeek, will include one-on-one interviews with the key players in the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/02/detroit-bankruptcy-one-year-later-explored-at-wayne-state-dec-9-5757 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index indicates concerns over global events https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-indicates-concerns-over-global-events-5756 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declined slightly from October to November, from 58.4 to 57.1. The PMI’s 3-month average was relatively unchanged at 57.7. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy. While the regional economy remains strong, current events in Europe and elsewhere have some respondents concerned about future stability. “In light of a variety of global issues, such as the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and the recent terror attacks in Paris, some respondents are definitely taking more of a ‘wait-and-see’ approach,” said Nitin Paranjpe, the global supply chain management faculty member at Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/12/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-indicates-concerns-over-global-events-5756 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Dec. 4 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/30/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-4-5755 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m., and Student Affairs 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... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/30/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-dec-4-5755 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Macomb Community College and Wayne State University create seamless pathway to bachelor’s degree https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/24/macomb-community-college-and-wayne-state-university-create-seamless-pathway-to-bachelors-degree-5754 Wayne Advantage-Macomb harnesses resources of both schools to support students in completing credentials A new partnership between Macomb Community College and Wayne State University will allow qualified students to concurrently enroll at both institutions, getting a head start on a WSU bachelor’s degree while completing a Macomb certificate program or associate degree. “We have been serving students in Macomb County for more than 40 years and are proud of the strong relationship we have with Macomb Community College,” said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. “We are confident that Wayne Advantage-Macomb will help our two schools align even more... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/24/macomb-community-college-and-wayne-state-university-create-seamless-pathway-to-bachelors-degree-5754 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) University Research Corridor team wins $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/20/university-research-corridor-team-wins-25-million-to-improve-interactions-between-parents-teachers-and-toddlers-5753 DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They have designed a program of professional development for teachers and an intervention for parents and will evaluate its effects on parent and teacher mindfulness and reflective functioning. The team hopes that strengthening those skills will support more responsive interactions between teachers, parents and children in Early Head Start programs. Ann Stacks, Ph.D., director of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/20/university-research-corridor-team-wins-25-million-to-improve-interactions-between-parents-teachers-and-toddlers-5753 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY - Wayne State University criminal justice students unite community organizations for city-wide Thanksgiving Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 21. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-criminal-justice-students-unite-community-organizations-for-city-wide-thanksgiving-service-day-on-saturday-nov-21-5751 What: A group of more than 150 volunteers organized by Wayne State University criminal justice students will come together for a daylong community service project throughout Detroit. Who: Wayne State University's Criminal Justice Learning Community, Detroit Public School students, buildOn, Rodan and Fields. When:  Saturday, Nov. 21 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Community Volunteering (Detailed schedule below) 1 - 3 p.m.  - Post-service volunteer program and lunch Where: The group will spend the morning volunteering at several locations throughout Detroit including On The Rise Bakery; The Capuchin Soup Kitchen; the Tumaini Center; the Piquette Square for Veterans; and distributing... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-criminal-justice-students-unite-community-organizations-for-city-wide-thanksgiving-service-day-on-saturday-nov-21-5751 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Love at first site? Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore impact of online dating https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/19/love-at-first-site-wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-impact-of-online-dating-5752 DETROIT – With nearly 90 percent of Americans utilizing the internet, the use of online dating websites has grown tremendously since the launch of the first online dating service in 1995. Today, Americans find it more culturally acceptable to look for a potential partner online and one-in-five adults between the ages of 25 to 34 have used online dating services. With the help of a 3.5 year-long, $851,462 grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of Wayne State University researchers are exploring how the relational landscape in America is being affected by the rise of online dating. The project, “The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/19/love-at-first-site-wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-impact-of-online-dating-5752 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Pioneering DMC/WSU program to reduce preterm birth In Detroit will spearhead “Prematurity Awareness Month" https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/17/pioneering-dmcwsu-program-to-reduce-preterm-birth-in-detroit-will-spearhead-prematurity-awareness-month-5750     (Physicians and Nurses are available for interviews and photos) DETROIT – Ask Detroit Medical Center ER nurse Jodie M. Cole, RN, BSN, what she thinks of the March of Dimes-sponsored “Prematurity Awareness Month” (November), and the veteran healthcare provider will light up like Comerica Park for a Tigers night game. “As the mother of a premature baby who spent 26 days in the [DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital] Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU], I’m a huge fan of the DMC’s ongoing campaign to reduce preterm birth,” says the hard-working Detroit nurse. “When my three-year-old Billy was born prematurely at... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/17/pioneering-dmcwsu-program-to-reduce-preterm-birth-in-detroit-will-spearhead-prematurity-awareness-month-5750 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU physician warns mud bogging may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/13/wsu-physician-warns-mud-bogging-may-lead-to-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-5749 A Wayne State University School of Medicine toxicologist and his colleagues warn in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine that mud bogging may poison participants of the motor sport. Mud bogging is the driving of modified vehicles, including pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, in trenches of deep mud and water. Drivers compete to determine whether they can successfully transit the obstacle, or see who can drive the farthest before their vehicle conks out or becomes bogged down. The competitions, which have their genesis in the southern United States, have spread throughout the country and into... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/13/wsu-physician-warns-mud-bogging-may-lead-to-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-5749 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies celebrates 50 years of transforming communities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/11/wayne-states-center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-celebrates-50-years-of-transforming-communities-5748 Since launching a half century ago, Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) has been a beacon for reconciliation and transformation in Detroit and beyond.   On Nov. 12, the community will honor this legacy during the center's 50th anniversary celebration. The event kicks off with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at Byblos Banquet Center, located at 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn.   The momentous occasion marks the center's pioneering efforts in providing programs in the areas of conflict resolution, violence reduction and international peacemaking.     CPCS offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate credentials for practitioners, and extensive community training... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/11/wayne-states-center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-celebrates-50-years-of-transforming-communities-5748 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.4 million grant to prepare next generation of math teachers in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/10/wayne-state-receives-14-million-grant-to-prepare-next-generation-of-math-teachers-in-detroit-5746 DETROIT - There is a growing critical need to produce a high quality teaching workforce in elementary and middle school mathematics nationally. Thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Wayne State University will be embarking on a new program that will prepare the next generation of mathematics teachers in Detroit.   The project, TeachDETROIT, will prepare elementary and middle school mathematics teachers for Detroit Schools at a time that United States students lag behind their international peers in mathematics achievement.   "We are facing a critical challenge because proficiency in mathematics... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/10/wayne-state-receives-14-million-grant-to-prepare-next-generation-of-math-teachers-in-detroit-5746 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's University Pediatricians Autism Center, Michigan Area Health Education Center and College of Education receive $750,000 to expand autism initiatives in Michigan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/10/wayne-states-university-pediatricians-autism-center-michigan-area-health-education-center-and-college-of-education-receive-750000-to-expand-autism-initiatives-in-michigan-5747 DETROIT - The University Pediatricians Autism Center (UPAC) in the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, the Wayne State University College of Education, and the Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) - a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities - today announced that they have been awarded a $750,000 contract from the State of Michigan to increase the number of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapists, diagnostic and treatment centers, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) clinical training for primary care providers. The multidisciplinary team will be lead... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/10/wayne-states-university-pediatricians-autism-center-michigan-area-health-education-center-and-college-of-education-receive-750000-to-expand-autism-initiatives-in-michigan-5747 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University launches pilot study on the effects of the M-1 Rail https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/09/wayne-state-university-launches-pilot-study-on-the-effects-of-the-m-1-rail-5745 Researchers at Wayne State University recently launched a pilot study of Detroit's ongoing M-1 Rail project. The researchers intend to establish baseline data on current conditions that can be compared with conditions following the M-1 Rail's completion.   The research is being led by Rayman Mohamed, associate professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. "This is a comprehensive study. We will be investigating how socioeconomic characteristics, travel patterns, asthma occurrences, self-reported environmental conditions and real estate value changes before and after the M-1 Rail is operational," said Mohamed. The research is being done in collaboration with Bengt Arnetz,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/09/wayne-state-university-launches-pilot-study-on-the-effects-of-the-m-1-rail-5745 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Deputy Mayor Carol O'Cleireacain discussing fixes for Detroit's finances https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/05/deputy-mayor-carol-ocleireacain-discussing-fixes-for-detroits-finances-5743 WHAT:   "Fixing Detroit's Finances" will be the topic addressed by Carol O'Cleireacain, deputy mayor for economic policy, planning and strategy, City of Detroit.   Formerly a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, O'Cleireacain is an expert with experience at the highest levels of state and local government finance. She is particularly knowledgeable about the finances of fiscally troubled states and localities. She has held positions as deputy treasurer of the State of New Jersey, finance commissioner, and budget director of New York City, the nation's fourth largest taxing authority. One of O'Cleireacain's primary responsibilities in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/05/deputy-mayor-carol-ocleireacain-discussing-fixes-for-detroits-finances-5743 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New book by WSU faculty member explores organized crime in Detroit in the early 1900s https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/05/new-book-by-wsu-faculty-member-explores-organized-crime-in-detroit-in-the-early-1900s-5744 James Buccellato is a senior lecturer of political science in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. His new book, Early Organized Crime in Detroit: Vice, Corruption and the Rise of the Mafia, will be released on The History Press on Nov.30. The book explores Detroit's struggle with gang violence, public corruption and the politics of vice during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century and includes rarely published images from the era. From the back cover: Though detectives denied it, the Italian mafia was operating in Detroit as early as 1900, and the city was... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/05/new-book-by-wsu-faculty-member-explores-organized-crime-in-detroit-in-the-early-1900s-5744 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index continues to inch upward https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/03/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-inch-upward-5740 DETROIT - The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose one point from September to October, from 57.6 to 58.4. The PMI's 3-month average was relatively unchanged at 57.6. While a PMI value above 50 generally suggests an expanding economy. According to Timothy Butler, an associate professor of global supply chain management at Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month's results, this month's index was paced by strong showings in new orders and production. "Even though there was a decline in the finished goods index, the strong showings in new orders and production allay any... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/03/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-inch-upward-5740 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Young Entrepreneurs Academy kicks off this week at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/03/young-entrepreneurs-academy-kicks-off-this-week-at-wayne-state-university-5742 WHAT: This Thursday, Nov. 5, 22 young women will begin a 30-week journey from novice entrepreneurs to CEO of their own companies as NAWBO/EXCEL kicks off its first-ever course of the YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy at Wayne State University's Prentis Building. An innovative program with a track record of success nationwide, YEA! offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors for startup funds, and launch and run their own,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/11/03/young-entrepreneurs-academy-kicks-off-this-week-at-wayne-state-university-5742 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors meeting, press conference, Oct. 30 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-meeting-press-conference-oct-30-5736 Who: The Wayne State University Board of Governors and special guests, Michael and Marian Ilitch and Christopher Ilitch.  What: Two recommendations will be presented for action at a special meeting of the Wayne State University Board of Governors. The first, a request for naming authority for the School of Business, and the second, a request for authority to construct a new School of Business building.  A news conference will follow the meeting.  When: The board meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. The news conference will follow shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.   Where:... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-meeting-press-conference-oct-30-5736 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit entrepreneurs Mike and Marian Ilitch gift $40 million plus use of land to Wayne State University to build new business school in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/detroit-entrepreneurs-mike-and-marian-ilitch-gift-40-million-plus-use-of-land-to-wayne-state-university-to-build-new-business-school-in-detroit-5738 Wayne State University is receiving a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch to build a new, state-of-the-art business school facility in Detroit. The gift, pending Board of Governors approval today, is the largest in the history of the university and ranks as one of the top ten gifts ever to a public business school in the United States. In recognition of the Ilitches' generosity, the school will be named the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The new building will be located on the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple Street, extending the footprint of Wayne State's campus... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/detroit-entrepreneurs-mike-and-marian-ilitch-gift-40-million-plus-use-of-land-to-wayne-state-university-to-build-new-business-school-in-detroit-5738 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah presents "What is the Point of the Humanities?" during Wayne State's annual Seymour Riklin Memorial Lecture https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/philosopher-kwame-anthony-appiah-presents-what-is-the-point-of-the-humanities-during-wayne-states-annual-seymour-riklin-memorial-lecture-5739 Kwame Anthony Appiah, an internationally renowned philosopher and cultural theorist,  and also one of The Ethicists  at The New York Times will deliver the 18th Annual Seymour Riklin Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Wayne State University. His presentation is titled: "What is the Point of the Humanities?" Appiah, a philosophy professor at New York University, will draw on various historical sources  from Cicero to Montaigne to the 19th Century English essayist William Hazlitt to address this timely yet perennial question. He also will confront the question, Why do we not see the same sort of progress... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/philosopher-kwame-anthony-appiah-presents-what-is-the-point-of-the-humanities-during-wayne-states-annual-seymour-riklin-memorial-lecture-5739 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University's John Richardson elected president of the College Art Association https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/wayne-state-universitys-john-richardson-elected-president-of-the-college-art-association-5741 The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University proudly announces that Department Chair John Richardson was elected president of the College Art Association. Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent learned society in higher education visual arts and curatorial practice with a membership of over 10,000 individuals and institutions internationally. CAA promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement. Richardson was elected president at CAA's October 2015 board meeting. His term will begin May 1, 2016. He has been a member of CAA since 1995,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/30/wayne-state-universitys-john-richardson-elected-president-of-the-college-art-association-5741 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Oct. 30 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-oct-30-5735 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30 to review two recommendations regarding the School of Business Administration. The meeting will be held in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. Parking for media will be available at the Law School parking lot, located on the north side of the building, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit. Wayne State University's Board of Governors is one of three university governing bodies in Michigan (including the University of Michigan and Michigan State University) that has constitutional independence. Its members, who... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-oct-30-5735 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's mortuary science building hosts open house on Nov. 5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/28/wayne-states-mortuary-science-building-hosts-open-house-on-nov-5-5734 DETROIT - Wayne State University's Mortuary Science Building will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, will showcase programs in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. The Mortuary Science Building is located at 5439 Woodward Avenue (at Ferry Street) in Detroit.   Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the four-story building, which houses the most advanced teaching and research resources in embalming, anatomy and restorative arts as well as the clinical laboratory science and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/28/wayne-states-mortuary-science-building-hosts-open-house-on-nov-5-5734 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.58 million NIH grant to Wayne State aims to improve type 2 diabetes treatment https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/26/258-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-aims-to-improve-type-2-diabetes-treatment-5733 DETROIT - Zhengping Yi, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and director of the Proteomics Research Laboratory at Wayne State University, is leading a research team that was awarded more than $2.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The team will work to discover the abnormality in protein phosphatase 1 that contributes to the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes has become a national and global epidemic. More than 26 million American adults have... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/26/258-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-aims-to-improve-type-2-diabetes-treatment-5733 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU offers high school students guaranteed admission to medical school and fully paid tuition for 8 years https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/22/wsu-offers-high-school-students-guaranteed-admission-to-medical-school-and-fully-paid-tuition-for-8-years-5732 Wayne State University today announced a new program open to high school students that guarantees advanced admission to WSU's School of Medicine along with four years of paid undergraduate tuition, four years of paid undergraduate room and board costs in university housing and four years of paid medical school tuition. The new program, Wayne Med-Direct, will admit 10 new students each year beginning summer 2016. The university is accepting applications from now until Jan. 15, 2016.  Wayne Med-Direct was developed in line with the university's mission to develop a pipeline of high quality students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/22/wsu-offers-high-school-students-guaranteed-admission-to-medical-school-and-fully-paid-tuition-for-8-years-5732 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University provides statistical expertise in multi-site project to identify early signs of Alzheimer's in Latinos https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/19/wayne-state-university-provides-statistical-expertise-in-multi-site-project-to-identify-early-signs-of-alzheimers-in-latinos-5730 DETROIT - Wassim Tarraf, assistant professor at WSU's Institute of Gerontology, is a co-investigator and lead statistician on a $5.67 million five-year study charting how mild cognitive impairment progresses to Alzheimer's in Latinos. The lead principal investigator of this National Institute on Aging grant (# AG048642) is Hector Gonzalez, a colleague of Tarraf's at WSU and now an associate professor at Michigan State University. The project will recruit 6,600 Latinos, age 52 and up, from 16,000 participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos begun in 2011. "This study complements existing large data studies of non-Latino populations,"... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/19/wayne-state-university-provides-statistical-expertise-in-multi-site-project-to-identify-early-signs-of-alzheimers-in-latinos-5730 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researcher traces roots of motor impairments in preterm babies https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/18/wayne-state-researcher-traces-roots-of-motor-impairments-in-preterm-babies-5728 New research conducted in Detroit indicates that altered brain connectivity is present before birth in prematurely born babies, suggesting that their brains are prewired to develop a range of motor impairments often seen in children born preterm. The research was presented Oct. 18 in Chicago at Neuroscience 2015 by the study's lead author, Moriah Thomason, a Wayne State University assistant professor who has a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development. The conference is the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the world's largest source of emerging news about... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/18/wayne-state-researcher-traces-roots-of-motor-impairments-in-preterm-babies-5728 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State scientists make advancements that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/16/wayne-state-scientists-make-advancements-that-may-lead-to-new-treatments-for-parkinsons-5729 Assia Shisheva DETROIT - More than one million people in the United States are afflicted with Parkinson's disease, a progressive disorder of the brain that affects movement and coordination. The cause is typically unknown, and presently there is no cure for the disease.   Scientists have discovered that the hallmark sign of Parkinson's disease is the intraneuronal accumulation and progressive spreading of clumps in certain areas of the brain, known as Lewy bodies. These Lewy body inclusions are formed mainly through the accumulation of a protein, called alpha-synuclein. Because of a correlation between the extent of Lewy body clumps and the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/16/wayne-state-scientists-make-advancements-that-may-lead-to-new-treatments-for-parkinsons-5729 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University library director selected for 2015 Midwest Collaborative for Library Services board https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/14/wayne-state-university-library-director-selected-for-2015-midwest-collaborative-for-library-services-board-5727 Paul Gallagher, director of library operations at Wayne State University, was recently selected to serve as a Michigan at-large library representative board member for the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). Participants were selected for the 2015 MCLS board based on the nominating committee's proposal of candidates and by the votes of the member representatives. Gallagher was one of five candidates selected from Indiana and Michigan to become a member of the MCLS.   At MCLS, Gallagher will work to provide member institutions with access to information and technology tools, professional development opportunities, and assistance with collaborative efficiencies. "Being able to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/14/wayne-state-university-library-director-selected-for-2015-midwest-collaborative-for-library-services-board-5727 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State dedicates new $93 million biosciences center aimed at eliminating health disparities in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/13/wayne-state-dedicates-new-93-million-biosciences-center-aimed-at-eliminating-health-disparities-in-detroit-5725                               Wayne State University - Detroit's public, urban research university - is celebrating the opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eliminating the many health disparities that plague Detroit's residents. A grand opening celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the 200,000-square-foot building, which is located at 6135 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.  Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson will be joined at IBio's opening ceremony by state and local officials, including Detroit Mayor Mike... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/13/wayne-state-dedicates-new-93-million-biosciences-center-aimed-at-eliminating-health-disparities-in-detroit-5725 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's Alexey Petrov named 2015 American Physical Society Fellow https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/13/wayne-states-alexey-petrov-named-2015-american-physical-society-fellow-5726 DETROIT - Wayne State University Physics and Astronomy Professor Alexey A. Petrov has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for "contributions to heavy flavor physics, in particular studies of charm quarks and contributions to indirect searches for physics beyond the Standard Model."  Election as an APS fellow is a major recognition and distinct honor of professional accomplishment in this leading organization of physicists. Each year, only one half of one percent of the membership is elected as fellows by one's professional peers, according to the society. Petrov is one of 15 Wayne State University faculty who... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/13/wayne-states-alexey-petrov-named-2015-american-physical-society-fellow-5726 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State opens new $93 million biosciences center aimed at eliminating health disparities in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/12/wayne-state-opens-new-93-million-biosciences-center-aimed-at-eliminating-health-disparities-in-detroit-5724 What: Wayne State University - Detroit's public, urban research university - is celebrating the opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eliminating the many health disparities that plague Detroit's residents. Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson will be joined by state and local officials - including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan - to celebrate the facility's grand opening. Community leaders and public health advocates from throughout the city also will be in attendance, along with Henry Ford Health System's leadership team, whose organization will occupy a portion of the building's first floor.  The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/12/wayne-state-opens-new-93-million-biosciences-center-aimed-at-eliminating-health-disparities-in-detroit-5724 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics calls for treatment developed at WSU to fight worldwide preterm birth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/08/international-federation-of-gynecology-and-obstetrics-calls-for-treatment-developed-at-wsu-to-fight-worldwide-preterm-birth-5722 Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as worldwide best practices in maternal-fetal health Thursday during the World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver. Sonia Hassan, M.D., WSU associate dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health, presented the recommendations on behalf of the Working Group on Best Practice in Maternal-Fetal Medicine for FIGO, the only global organization representing national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists. FIGO has member societies in 125 countries. The 21st FIGO... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/08/international-federation-of-gynecology-and-obstetrics-calls-for-treatment-developed-at-wsu-to-fight-worldwide-preterm-birth-5722 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit "And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors" opens at Wayne State's Shiffman Medical Library Oct. 29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/08/national-library-of-medicine-traveling-exhibit-and-theres-the-humor-of-it-shakespeare-and-the-four-humors-opens-at-wayne-states-shiffman-medical-library-oct-29-5723 And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, will kick off with an opening night reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the atrium of Wayne State's Shiffman Medical Library. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 28. The now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors - blood, bile, melancholy and phlegm - pervades the plays of William Shakespeare. In his time, the four humors were understood to define people's physical and mental health, along with their personality. Carried by the bloodstream, the four humors bred... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/08/national-library-of-medicine-traveling-exhibit-and-theres-the-humor-of-it-shakespeare-and-the-four-humors-opens-at-wayne-states-shiffman-medical-library-oct-29-5723 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New study shows the way moms-to-be deal with stress may guide baby's development https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/07/new-study-shows-the-way-moms-to-be-deal-with-stress-may-guide-babys-development-5721 Rochester Hills, Mich.  - How a mother is functioning psychologically even before her baby is born influences the baby's development, but interventions can be taken during pregnancy to help prepare her for parenting and promote positive mother-infant relationships at the earliest point possible. More details of these discoveries from a collaborative study led by a psychologist with the Wayne State University Physician Group will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. (An in-press version is available online here). John Porcerelli, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., a WSU professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, is the principal... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/07/new-study-shows-the-way-moms-to-be-deal-with-stress-may-guide-babys-development-5721 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Oakland University, Wayne Law partnership offers fast track to bachelor's plus law degree https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/oakland-university-wayne-law-partnership-offers-fast-track-to-bachelors-plus-law-degree-5716 Students will be able to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced today by Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School. Traditionally, earning a bachelor's degree followed by a law degree would total seven years. With this agreement, students will transfer 30 credits from courses at the law school back to Oakland to meet bachelor's degree requirements. To apply, Oakland University students must have completed a minimum of 75 credits in an approved undergraduate degree. The bachelor of integrative studies is the first program approved for the partnership. It... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/oakland-university-wayne-law-partnership-offers-fast-track-to-bachelors-plus-law-degree-5716 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) West Bloomfield's Sandeep Mittal, M.D., appointed chair of WSU Neurosurgery https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/west-bloomfields-sandeep-mittal-md-appointed-chair-of-wsu-neurosurgery-5717 Sandeep Mittal, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S, has been appointed chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery, effective Oct. 1. Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, announced the appointment Oct. 6. Dr. Mittal replaces Murali Guthikonda, M.D., who announced his intention to step down as chair in late 2013. "It is an honor and privilege to serve as the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University," Dr. Mittal said. "I am deeply committed to training the next generation of neurosurgeons and expanding the department's clinical, research and scholarship activities." A... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/west-bloomfields-sandeep-mittal-md-appointed-chair-of-wsu-neurosurgery-5717 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) General Motors supports fifth annual Wayne State Supply Chain Case Competition https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/general-motors-supports-fifth-annual-wayne-state-supply-chain-case-competition-5718 General Motors and the Wayne State University School of Business are welcoming some of the top business students from around 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 fifth annual General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, featuring the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will bring more than 20 university groups to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center from October 8 - 11. In addition to top teams from across the U.S., this year's competition includes three international teams from China, Mexico and Poland.  The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/general-motors-supports-fifth-annual-wayne-state-supply-chain-case-competition-5718 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU School of Business welcomes largest graduate class since 2011 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/wsu-school-of-business-welcomes-largest-graduate-class-since-2011-5719 The official numbers are in, and they are giving faculty and administrators at the Wayne State University School of Business plenty of reasons to smile. At 855 students, the school's fall 2015 graduate enrollment is its highest since 2011 and a 41 percent increase over last year. This year's class includes 325 students enrolling for the first-time, the largest class of new graduate business students WSU has seen in over a decade. According to Dean Robert Forsythe, a number of factors played a part in the turnaround, including the implementation of an accelerated 11-week/4-week course format, waiving the GMAT for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/wsu-school-of-business-welcomes-largest-graduate-class-since-2011-5719 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $3 million NSF grant to transform STEM teaching approaches at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/3-million-nsf-grant-to-transform-stem-teaching-approaches-at-wayne-state-university-5720 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3 million grant to Wayne State University for an institutional transformation project aimed at reformulating teaching approaches in STEM courses. The grant, Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (SSTEP), will be divided into competitive awards of up to $100,000 and allocated to STEM departments. Successful departments will work to transform their classes from a lecture-based curriculum to incorporate more evidence-based instructional practices. Through this program, students will experience engaged learning while faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students will be trained in modern, evidence-based teaching methods. "This grant will have a remarkable impact on... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/06/3-million-nsf-grant-to-transform-stem-teaching-approaches-at-wayne-state-university-5720 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State alums to be honored during Homecoming Oct. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-alums-to-be-honored-during-homecoming-oct-10-5712 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:  Wayne State University's Alumni Association is honoring the achievements of six outstanding alumni and faculty during an awards program and tailgate preceeding the WSU Warriors vs. Grand Valley State University Homecoming football game. As part of the halftime festivities, award recipients will be recognized. 2015 alumni honorees include: •    Joique Bell '12, Detroit Lions running back (Homer D. Strong Award) •    Ed Christian '73, Saga Communications founder (Distinguished Alumni Award) •    Katherine Cockrel '07, associate vice president at Finn Partners (Recent Alumni Award) •    Nancy Kaufman '79, Kaufman's Children's Center founder (Distinguished Alumni Award) •    Dale Thomas,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-alums-to-be-honored-during-homecoming-oct-10-5712 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University post-genome scientist Leonard Lipovich leads prestigious international scientific meeting for Royal Society https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-university-post-genome-scientist-leonard-lipovich-leads-prestigious-international-scientific-meeting-for-royal-society-5713 DETROIT - Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Leonard Lipovich, Ph.D., made university history as the lead organizer of a special Theo Murphy international scientific meeting of the Royal Society, held Sept. 28-29 at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society Centre, in Buckinghamshire, England. Lipovich, an associate professor of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of the Department of Neurology, is the only Wayne State faculty member ever selected by the Society to chair one of its international meetings. The society is a fellowship and independent scientific academy of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-university-post-genome-scientist-leonard-lipovich-leads-prestigious-international-scientific-meeting-for-royal-society-5713 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Speakers to examine increasing tension between U.S. police departments and communities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/speakers-to-examine-increasing-tension-between-us-police-departments-and-communities-5714 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:  "Community Policing: Building Trust, Reducing Violence" will be the topic addressed by experts during the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series event, sponsored by the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Increasing tension in the interactions between U.S. police departments and their communities are indicators that the relationships between police and those they serve - particularly those in minority communities - are in serious disrepair.  Featured speakers include: Carl S. Taylor, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Sociology, senior fellow in university outreach and engagement, and extension specialist at Michigan State University. Taylor has extensive experience in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/speakers-to-examine-increasing-tension-between-us-police-departments-and-communities-5714 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University professor to participate in Bystander "Stop the Bleed" Forum at the White House https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-university-professor-to-participate-in-bystander-stop-the-bleed-forum-at-the-white-house-5715 DETROIT - John G. McGinnity, director of the physician assistant (P.A.) studies program and clinical associate professor in Wayne State University's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is scheduled to participate in the Bystander "Stop the Bleed" Forum at the White House from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  The forum is a component of "Bystanders: Our Nation's Immediate Responders," a medical preparedness initiative that seeks to build national resilience by empowering the general public to take action to stop life-threatening bleeding. Its purpose is to celebrate actions by federal and private-sector partners to create meaningful and lasting... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/05/wayne-state-university-professor-to-participate-in-bystander-stop-the-bleed-forum-at-the-white-house-5715 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Researcher Helps Win FDA Approval For Drug that Can Treat Rare Hereditary Disorder in Children https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/02/detroit-researcher-helps-win-fda-approval-for-drug-that-can-treat-rare-hereditary-disorder-in-children-5710           DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 2, 2015 - When the news broke a few weeks ago that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the use of a new drug compound to treat a rare genetic disorder in children, nobody was more pleased than Children's Hospital of Michigan genetics specialist David W. Stockton, M.D., FACMG.       Dr. Stockton - the chief of the Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders at Children's Hospital of Michigan - part of the Detroit Medical Center and professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine for the Wayne State University School... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/02/detroit-researcher-helps-win-fda-approval-for-drug-that-can-treat-rare-hereditary-disorder-in-children-5710 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/02/wayne-state-researchers-discover-evidence-that-lead-exposure-in-mothers-can-affect-future-generations-5711 Douglas Ruden DETROIT - A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren. Their study, Multigenerational epigenetic inheritance in humans: DNA methylation changes associated with maternal exposure to lead can be transmitted to the grandchildren, was published online this week in Scientific Reports.  It's a known fact that babies in the womb can be affected by low levels of lead exposure. If a pregnant woman is exposed to lead, the lead passes through the placenta... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/02/wayne-state-researchers-discover-evidence-that-lead-exposure-in-mothers-can-affect-future-generations-5711 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index remains steady despite some looming economic concerns https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-steady-despite-some-looming-economic-concerns-5708 DETROIT - The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose one point from August to September, from 56.6 to 57.6, despite a significant drop in commodity prices that could potentially indicate a period of economic deflation. According to Nitin Paranjpe, global supply chain management faculty member at Wayne State University's School of Business who interpreted this month's results, the decreases in the commodity price index appear to be driven by recent drops in gasoline and petroleum pricing. "However, if decreases in commodity prices continue or expand and begin to cause deflation, it could make the job of the Federal Reserve... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-steady-despite-some-looming-economic-concerns-5708 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit students tour Shinola, learn about 21st Century manufacturing opportunities, as part of US MFG DAY on Oct. 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/01/detroit-students-tour-shinola-learn-about-21st-century-manufacturing-opportunities-as-part-of-us-mfg-day-on-oct-2-5709 WHAT: Twenty students from Detroit's Cass Technical High School will tour the Shinola manufacturing facility in Detroit's New Center, learn about their processes for assembling watches, leather goods and bicycles, and hear about their creation of 400 new manufacturing jobs. Students will also attend presentations on 21st-century manufacturing career opportunities from TechTown Detroit and General Electric Advanced Manufacturing. The event is part of US MFG DAY 2015 and is presented by Shinola, TechTown Detroit, Wayne State University and General Electric Advanced Manufacturing. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 9:30am - 11:30 WHERE: Shinola Headquarters - Manufacturing Facility 485 W. Milwaukee Ave.,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/10/01/detroit-students-tour-shinola-learn-about-21st-century-manufacturing-opportunities-as-part-of-us-mfg-day-on-oct-2-5709 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Nurse-Midwives at Hutzel to Celebrate 35 Years of Bringing Babies into World https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/30/nurse-midwives-at-hutzel-to-celebrate-35-years-of-bringing-babies-into-world-5706           (Midwives/Physicians Are Available for Interviews and Photos.) DETROIT - After three and a half decades of unflagging service, the nurse-midwifery program at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and the Wayne State University Physician Group will launch a week-long celebration (Oct. 4-10) of its 35th anniversary, starting Monday. The first of its kind to be established at a Michigan hospital, the nurse-midwifery service at Hutzel now includes 24 certified nurse-midwives and has safely delivered more than 40,000 infants since 1980. To be hosted by the Wayne State University Physician Group Division of Nurse-Midwifery (which operates the Hutzel-based program), the anniversary festivities will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/30/nurse-midwives-at-hutzel-to-celebrate-35-years-of-bringing-babies-into-world-5706 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Philip Pellet of Grosse Ile named interim chair of WSU Immunology and Microbiology https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/30/philip-pellet-of-grosse-ile-named-interim-chair-of-wsu-immunology-and-microbiology-5707 Philip Pellett, Ph.D., professor of Immunology and Microbiology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, effective Oct. 1. Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, announced the appointment Sept. 30. "I look forward to the challenges of ensuring that the School of Medicine continues to provide high-quality education for medical and graduate students in the disciplines of immunology and microbiology, which are intertwined with many aspects of modern biomedicine," Dr. Pellett said. "We will build on past successes of our department as we develop... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/30/philip-pellet-of-grosse-ile-named-interim-chair-of-wsu-immunology-and-microbiology-5707 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Artist and planner Theaster Gates to speak at Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum Oct. 8 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/29/artist-and-planner-theaster-gates-to-speak-at-van-dusen-urban-leadership-forum-oct-8-5705 DETROIT (Sept. 24, 2015) - Renowned artist and urban planner Theaster Gates comes to Wayne State University Oct. 8 for the 2015 Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum. Gates is the founder of the nonprofit Rebuild Foundation, an organization that endeavors to rebuild cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture-based, artist-led and neighborhood-driven. Gates is a professor in the Department of Visual Art and director of the Arts and Public Life initiative at the University of Chicago. Gates' expanded practice includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics.  Gates' keynote... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/29/artist-and-planner-theaster-gates-to-speak-at-van-dusen-urban-leadership-forum-oct-8-5705 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State dedicates Tierney Alumni House in honor of $2M gift https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/28/wayne-state-dedicates-tierney-alumni-house-in-honor-of-2m-gift-5704 Wayne State University will dedicate the historic Hecker House on Woodward Avenue as the new Tierney Alumni House in recognition of the generosity of Thomas T. Tierney '60 B.A. and Elizabeth Carr Tierney. The Tierneys gave $2 million to the university to help preserve the home's beauty and prestige in the community for years to come. The dedication will take place during an event on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 5510 Woodward. The formal program begins at 5 p.m. "This house is a celebrated landmark, rooted in Detroit's culture for more than 120 years," said Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/28/wayne-state-dedicates-tierney-alumni-house-in-honor-of-2m-gift-5704 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Serrine Lau appointed dean of Wayne State's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/25/serrine-lau-appointed-dean-of-wayne-states-eugene-applebaum-college-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences-5702 Following a national search, Wayne State University has named Serrine S. Lau as dean of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, effective Jan. 19, 2016. Lau is currently a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Arizona, where she also is director of the school's Center for Toxicology and the affiliated Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center.  Previously, she spent 17 years in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, rising through the ranks to full professor and serving as director of a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-supported toxicology graduate training... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/25/serrine-lau-appointed-dean-of-wayne-states-eugene-applebaum-college-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences-5702 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State President's Commission on the Status of Women hosts events, exhibits in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/25/wayne-state-presidents-commission-on-the-status-of-women-hosts-events-exhibits-in-observance-of-domestic-violence-awareness-month-5703 ​In an effort to break the silence about domestic violence - an epidemic affecting individuals regardless of age, race, economic background, gender, sexual orientation or religion - the Wayne State President's Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) will host a series of events, activities and exhibits throughout October. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. "While domestic... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/25/wayne-state-presidents-commission-on-the-status-of-women-hosts-events-exhibits-in-observance-of-domestic-violence-awareness-month-5703 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan Area Health Education Center receives $1.2 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, appoints new co-principal investigator https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/24/michigan-area-health-education-center-receives-12-million-grant-from-us-health-resources-and-services-administration-appoints-new-co-principal-investigator-5700 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, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant is the largest HRSA award to Michigan AHEC since it was launched in 2010. Michigan AHEC will use the funds to continue to strengthen its statewide network of 5 regional centers and provide an unprecedented number of health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/24/michigan-area-health-education-center-receives-12-million-grant-from-us-health-resources-and-services-administration-appoints-new-co-principal-investigator-5700 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's Advanced Technology Education Center awarded LEED Gold Certification https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/24/wayne-states-advanced-technology-education-center-awarded-leed-gold-certification-5701                                       A former Farmer Jack grocery store that Wayne State University renovated into its Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) in Warren has been certified as the university's first ever LEED Gold building in recognition of its energy-efficient design and functionality.  The U.S. Green Building Council determined the building uses 30 percent less energy than a standard building of its size and use.  "The biggest pro we had going for us was we had an existing building to work with," said Jason Davis, senior project manager. "We reused the building floor plate, structure, the roof deck and two-thirds of the exterior walls."... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/24/wayne-states-advanced-technology-education-center-awarded-leed-gold-certification-5701 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $5.7 million NIH grant to Wayne State offers new hope for more accurately diagnosing infants with serious infections https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/22/57-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-offers-new-hope-for-more-accurately-diagnosing-infants-with-serious-infections-5698 DETROIT - Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, has been awarded a five-year, $5.76 million grant (1R01HD085233) by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mahajan and his collaborators will study how febrile infants - babies 2 months or younger who are brought to emergency rooms with invasive bacterial infections -  can avoid invasive procedures such as lumbar punctures, overuse of antibiotics and unnecessary... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/22/57-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-offers-new-hope-for-more-accurately-diagnosing-infants-with-serious-infections-5698 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) President's Preview kicks off Wayne State's theatre season https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/21/presidents-preview-kicks-off-wayne-states-theatre-season-5699 Wayne State graduate student Kyle Johnson as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will kick off its 2015-16 season Oct. 2 with the annual President's Preview gala. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson will host the annual celebration at the Hilberry Theatre, featuring a dynamic program for Wayne State University donors, faculty members, students, subscribers, business partners and community members. The preview will include a preshow reception at 7:15 p.m. and a performance of One Man, Two Guvnors at 8 p.m. The slapstick farce portrays the hilarious antics of Francis... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/21/presidents-preview-kicks-off-wayne-states-theatre-season-5699 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, Sept. 25 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/18/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-25-5696 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Room FGH of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:15 a.m. and are open to the public. The board's standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:15 a.m. and Budget and Finance Committee at 10:45 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board's website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/18/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-sept-25-5696 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State launches fall lecture series examining race and class in Detroit schools https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/18/wayne-state-launches-fall-lecture-series-examining-race-and-class-in-detroit-schools-5697 The TeachDETROIT program in the Wayne State University College of Education's Division of Teacher Education, along with the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Wayne State University School of Law, are partnering this fall for a series of panel discussions on issues of race and class in Detroit schools. The six-lecture series is entitled, "Education, Race, and Society: The Dignity of People, The Destiny of Detroit."   The first lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Wayne Law's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, and will cover Governor Rick Snyder's plan for Detroit schools.  Wayne State... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/18/wayne-state-launches-fall-lecture-series-examining-race-and-class-in-detroit-schools-5697 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Japanese Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada speaking at Wayne State Sept. 24 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/16/japanese-consul-general-mitsuhiro-wada-speaking-at-wayne-state-sept-24-5694 Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies will host a lecture by Japanese Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada titled "Discovering Japan in the 21st Century: Reconciliation with the Past Project," Thursday, Sept. 24. The talk will take place in the Community Room located at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit.  The event, commemorating the 70th anniversary of peace, is the start of a year-long program offered by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, and sponsored by the United States-Japan Foundation, to bring Detroit area teachers to Japan in order to develop new global curriculum for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/16/japanese-consul-general-mitsuhiro-wada-speaking-at-wayne-state-sept-24-5694 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Art students compete for the Wayne State University Art Installation Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/15/art-students-compete-for-the-wayne-state-university-art-installation-award-5695 The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, is pleased to present the WSU Art Installation Award, Sept. 15 through Oct. 10. The WSU Art Installation Award is an opportunity for art students from the Department of Art and Art History to share their talent with the public. Students were invited to create temporary artworks under the restrictions of facility limitations and a strict deadline.  Temporary public art provides an out of the ordinary experience for the viewer. The artwork is perceived as a temporary reformulation of the architecture and its attendant landscape or urban-scape.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/15/art-students-compete-for-the-wayne-state-university-art-installation-award-5695 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand reopening scheduled Sept. 15 for newly renovated Wayne State University Student Center https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/11/media-advisory-grand-reopening-scheduled-sept-15-for-newly-renovated-wayne-state-university-student-center-5693 WHAT: Wayne State University will celebrate the opening of its newly renovated Student Center Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, ice cream social and building tours.   Nearly 125,000 square feet of space was renovated to provide a more modern, expansive and student-friendly atmosphere. The 45-year-old Student Center was in great need of upgrades to accommodate the increase in students, activities and residents currently living on or near campus. The $26.5 million construction project took place in two phases, starting in May 2014 and ending in August 2015. The ceremony will include remarks from Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson, Associate... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/11/media-advisory-grand-reopening-scheduled-sept-15-for-newly-renovated-wayne-state-university-student-center-5693 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WSU researchers find negatives in colorectal cancer screening promotion dissuade African-Americans https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/09/wsu-researchers-find-negatives-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-promotion-dissuade-african-americans-5692 A team of researchers spearheaded by a Wayne State University School of Medicine behavioral scientist has found that uniform messaging that incorporates the negative consequences of avoiding colorectal cancer screening may actually dissuade some audiences from seeking such evaluations. In "Gain versus loss-framed messaging and colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: A preliminary examination of perceived racism and culturally targeted dual messaging," published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, Todd Lucas, Ph.D., and colleagues found that African-Americans reacted negatively to "loss-framed" messaging about colorectal cancer screening. Caucasians reacted positively to such messaging. The study sought to examine the potential... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/09/wsu-researchers-find-negatives-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-promotion-dissuade-african-americans-5692 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's Special Education Listening Tour stopping at Wayne State Sept. 10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/08/michigan-lt-gov-brian-calleys-special-education-listening-tour-stopping-at-wayne-state-sept-10-5690 Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's Special Education Listening Tour will stop at Wayne State University Thursday, Sept. 10, to seek input from metro Detroit parents and teachers on their experiences in Michigan's special education programs. Wayne State University College of Education professors Carla Harting and Susan Gabel, along with Calley and Michelle Fecteau of the State Board of Education, will serve as panelists at the event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the WSU Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.    The Wayne State stop will mark the end of a statewide tour aimed at gathering different... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/08/michigan-lt-gov-brian-calleys-special-education-listening-tour-stopping-at-wayne-state-sept-10-5690 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University receives New York Foundation for the Arts artist residency https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/08/wayne-state-university-receives-new-york-foundation-for-the-arts-artist-residency-5691 Wayne State University is the recipient of a prestigious artist residency coordinated by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). NYFA announced last week that painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline was selected to be the Basil Alkazzi Artist in Residence for a five-week residency at Wayne State's James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History from Sept. 16 through Oct. 21, 2015. During her stay at Wayne State University, Ferdowsi Kline will create new work and will conduct master classes for Wayne State students. The residency will result in an exhibition at Wayne State's Elaine L. Jacob Gallery from April 8... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2015/09/08/wayne-state-university-receives-new-york-foundation-for-the-arts-artist-residency-5691 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)