Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2016 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:50:56 -0400 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:50:56 -0400 60 Media Advisory: Wayne State to welcome more than 1,800 students to Midtown campus this weekend https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/26/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-5930 What: Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood will have more than 1,800 new residents by the end of this weekend, as Wayne State University welcomes students to its residence halls on Aug. 27 and 28. “Move-in Days” is the university’s annual kick-off to the new academic year for freshmen and upperclassmen living on campus. More than 1,000 freshmen will settle into their residence halls on Saturday, while upperclassmen will move in on Sunday.  Reporters are welcome to interview students and their families as they move into residence halls and set up their new living space in the heart of Midtown.  When:  Media are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/26/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-5930 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance chosen as one of 40 URTA programs in the country https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/25/maggie-allesee-department-of-theatre-and-dance-chosen-as-one-of-40-urta-programs-in-the-country-5928 (Left) Breayre Tender and Michael Manocchio in the Hilberry Theatre’s production of The Great Gatsby. DETROIT – The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance was granted membership to the University Residence Theatre Alliance (URTA) by vote in August 2016. URTA was founded in 1969 with the mission of supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists, ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre. Membership in URTA is a distinction, affirming that a program meets the highest standards in theatre training. Only 40 programs across the nation are members of this elite organization. According to Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/25/maggie-allesee-department-of-theatre-and-dance-chosen-as-one-of-40-urta-programs-in-the-country-5928 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/24/specialized-test-detects-bacterial-infections-in-youngest-infants-with-fever-5927 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old. The diagnostic test—a high through-put RNA analysis that yields specific markers known as RNA biosignatures—means that emergency department physicians could someday avoid ordering painful, invasive exams for many of the more than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/24/specialized-test-detects-bacterial-infections-in-youngest-infants-with-fever-5927 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State alumna invests in political science, endows fellowship for Ph.D. students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/wayne-state-alumna-invests-in-political-science-endows-fellowship-for-phd-students-5925 Leda McIntyre Hall Wayne State University has received a $750,000 gift from Leda McIntyre Hall ’84 Ph.D. to create the Leda McIntyre Hall Endowed Ph.D. Fellowship in Political Science in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Established as an endowed fund, the fellowship will provide tuition support for one Ph.D. student each year in perpetuity. Preference will be given to those students studying public administration, American government or urban politics. “Dr. McIntyre Hall’s gift emphasizes the importance of encouraging the advanced study of political science,” said College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne M. Raskind. “We are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/wayne-state-alumna-invests-in-political-science-endows-fellowship-for-phd-students-5925 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit welcomes Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit conference https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/detroit-welcomes-neighborhoods-in-americas-legacy-cities-a-dialogue-in-detroit-conference-5926 DETROIT – Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit, a conference presented by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and Wayne State University, will build upon conversations about historic preservation in America’s Legacy Cities that began in Cleveland in 2014, is coming to Detroit Sept. 13-16, 2016. Hosted at Wayne State’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, professionals, advocates, decision-makers and academics will come together to discuss America’s Legacy Cities—where devastating population loss and long-term economic decline present complicated challenges for the future of invaluable historic resources and significant cultural heritage. The conference will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/22/detroit-welcomes-neighborhoods-in-americas-legacy-cities-a-dialogue-in-detroit-conference-5926 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Cyclists to ride Detroit in Wayne State's annual Baroudeur https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/17/media-advisory-more-than-a-1000-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-states-annual-baroudeur-5924 What: More than 1,000 people will ride in Wayne State University's second annual urban cycling event, The Baroudeur (bah-roo-DUHR), through Detroit and a dozen surrounding communities. The ride includes distances of 25, 62 (Metric Century) and 100 miles making The Baroudeur one of the largest urban century rides in the country. The routes will take riders through iconic metro Detroit landmarks and sights, including Belle Isle, Lakeshore Drive into the Grosse Pointes, Palmer Park, downtown Detroit and downriver to Grosse Ile before winding back to WSU's Midtown campus for a celebration. The cost to register for The Baroudeur is $65... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/17/media-advisory-more-than-a-1000-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-states-annual-baroudeur-5924 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Asandi Conner named director of Detroit Revitalization Fellows https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/16/asandi-conner-named-director-of-detroit-revitalization-fellows-5923 Asandi Conner has been named director of Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF), a program of Wayne State University. She succeeds Graig Donnelly, who in April assumed the role of assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State and chief strategy officer of TechTown Detroit, the university’s affiliated business incubator and accelerator. Conner has been serving as interim director of DRF since that time and previously served as the program’s strategy leader. In her new role, Conner will oversee strategic development, fundraising, communications and overall management of DRF, which matches emerging leaders from across the United States with civic, community and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/16/asandi-conner-named-director-of-detroit-revitalization-fellows-5923 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Statewide research universities to receive $9M for Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/15/statewide-research-universities-to-receive-9-million-for-michigan-alzheimers-disease-core-center-5922 Healthier Black Elders event participants volunteering for research ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC), launching today, will support researchers and clinicians from the University Research Corridor, comprised of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Over 5 million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease, and another several million have other forms of dementia including frontotemporal dementia,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/15/statewide-research-universities-to-receive-9-million-for-michigan-alzheimers-disease-core-center-5922 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NEH grant to transform graduate education in the humanities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/12/wayne-state-receives-neh-grant-to-transform-graduate-education-in-the-humanities-5921 Wayne State University is among 28 colleges and universities nationwide slated to receive a total of $1.7 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) aimed at transforming the culture of graduate education. The grants, titled “Next Generation Humanities PhD grants,” were created to plan and implement changes to graduate education that will broaden the career preparation of Ph.D. students beyond a career in academia. Under the new grant program, the NEH gave awards in two categories: 25 planning grants of $25,000 each, and three implementation grants of $350,000 each, which support and expand efforts that are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/12/wayne-state-receives-neh-grant-to-transform-graduate-education-in-the-humanities-5921 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) FRIDAY: School of Medicine marks 10 years of pioneering ultrasound curriculum https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/11/friday-school-of-medicine-marks-10-years-of-pioneering-ultrasound-curriculum-5920   WHAT: A forward-thinking Wayne State University School of Medicine was one of only two medical schools in the United States to formally add ultrasound training to its academic curriculum a decade ago. For the 10th year, the medical school’s first-year medical students will be introduced to ultrasound technology only two weeks after starting their medical education, using portable machines smaller than a laptop. The early training allows students to study the body on a living being throughout their four years of schooling, often giving them an edge on peers after graduation. WHEN: Friday, Aug. 11, 2016 Noon to 2... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/11/friday-school-of-medicine-marks-10-years-of-pioneering-ultrasound-curriculum-5920 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State cognitive neuroscientist awarded $2.3M to study fetus-to-infant brain development https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/23m-to-wayne-state-cognitive-neuroscientist-to-study-fetus-to-infant-brain-development-5918 DETROIT – Wayne State University neuroscientist Moriah Thomason, Ph.D., was awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant to study the functional development of the human fetal brain and correlate it to behavior at age 4. The grant is an Innovative New Scientist award through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health, reserved for productive, early-stage investigators implementing high-impact, novel research. Thomason is jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (MPSI) and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and is director of the perinatal neural connectivity unit of WSU’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/23m-to-wayne-state-cognitive-neuroscientist-to-study-fetus-to-infant-brain-development-5918 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dips to 55.5 in July https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-dips-to-555-in-july-5919 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) continued its gradual descent, losing 3.3 points to hit 55.5 in July 2016. Although this is the third straight month of decline, the three-month average is still very strong at 58.1. A PMI greater than 50 generally signifies an expanding economy. The PMI has not fallen below 50 since June 2014, indicating a resilient regional economy. “Contributing to July’s strong PMI was the rise of the employment index to 64.3, up from 57.7 in June,” said Nitin Paranjpe, a finance faculty member in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-dips-to-555-in-july-5919 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) McGregor Fund gift will help at-risk students succeed at Wayne State https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/01/mcgregor-fund-gift-will-help-at-risk-students-succeed-at-wayne-state-5917 Wayne State University has received $200,000 from the McGregor Fund to develop a comprehensive plan for students who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as those experiencing difficulty in meeting basic non-academic needs. “Without safe and reliable housing, or other basic needs being met, students cannot be successful in college,” said Kate Levin Markel, president of the McGregor Fund. “We are happy to support this initiative at Wayne State as it works to ensure that poverty and hardship do not stand in the way of earning a four-year degree.” The McGregor Fund grant will allow Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/08/01/mcgregor-fund-gift-will-help-at-risk-students-succeed-at-wayne-state-5917 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State named as 2016 Project Degree Completion Award finalist https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/aplu-names-wayne-state-as-2016-project-degree-completion-award-finalist-5914 Wayne State University today announced it has been named as one of five finalists for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) 2016 Project Degree Completion Award. The university earned the distinction after reporting a 9 percent increase in graduation rates since implementing its Undergraduate Student Success Initiative in 2011.  The annual prize works to identify, recognize and reward public universities across the country that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion. Wayne State’s improvement in its graduation rate is the 20th largest improvement among APLU universities in the country.  The award is part of Project Degree Completion —... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/aplu-names-wayne-state-as-2016-project-degree-completion-award-finalist-5914 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State School of Medicine welcomes 287 physicians-in-training at annual ‘White Coat Ceremony’ in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/media-advisory-wayne-state-school-of-medicine-welcomes-287-physicians-in-training-at-annual-white-coat-ceremony-in-detroit-5916 WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine will officially welcome its newest class of physicians-in-training at the annual White Coat Ceremony. Surrounded by family and friends, 287 new medical students making up the Class of 2020 will take turns on stage getting cloaked in a hip-length, three-button white coat meant to identify them as medical students for the next four years. The new class includes 164 men and 123 women ranging from 20 to 46 years old and representing 19 states and Canada, including 209 from Michigan. The most common name for male students is Eric; for females, it... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/28/media-advisory-wayne-state-school-of-medicine-welcomes-287-physicians-in-training-at-annual-white-coat-ceremony-in-detroit-5916 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) WDET unveils 'CultureShift,' brings back music during middays https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/wdet-unveils-cultureshift-brings-back-music-during-middays-5912 The wait is over, as WDET- FM (101.9) — a public service of Wayne State University — unveils today a dramatic and exciting change to its weekly programming schedule. Music has returned to WDET’s midday slot in the form of CultureShift, a new show that provides listeners with a weekday “soundtrack” to discovering Detroit. The show will air weekdays, beginning July 27, from noon to 3 p.m. It will be co-hosted by Travis Wright and Amanda LeClaire, along with other WDET contributors, and executive produced by Alex Trajano. The show will re-air from midnight to 3 a.m. each night. But... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/wdet-unveils-cultureshift-brings-back-music-during-middays-5912 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Mike Ilitch School of Business launches Institute for Leadership and Diversity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-institute-for-leadership-and-diversity-5913 The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University announced the launch of the Institute for Leadership and Diversity (ILEAD) to integrate the school’s accelerating focus on organizational diversity and inclusive leadership. In addition to providing innovative student, community and executive leadership education and development opportunities, ILEAD will consolidate and expand the Ilitch School’s inclusive leadership service and research programs with business and community partners. This work involves nurturing collaborative relationships with corporate, government and nongovernmental organizations concerned with advancing leadership and inclusion agendas. Through its myriad initiatives and broad community exposure, ILEAD will promote leadership and diversity research... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/27/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-institute-for-leadership-and-diversity-5913 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.7M grant to advance virtually guided weldability qualification https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/26/wayne-state-receives-17m-grant-to-advance-virtually-guided-weldability-qualification-5911 Wayne State University has received a $1.7 million grant from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) — an institute of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) — for a project that will advance Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) weldability qualification environments. The project, VRWP: Virtually Guided RSW Weldability Prediction, will allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to rapidly converge to feasible welded assembly designs during the early stages of new product development. According to Kyoung-Yun Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and site director of the NSF Center for e-Design at Wayne State University,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/26/wayne-state-receives-17m-grant-to-advance-virtually-guided-weldability-qualification-5911 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Latino/a Studies Summer Enrichment Program celebrates its largest cohort ever https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/latinoa-studies-summer-enrichment-program-celebrates-its-largest-cohort-ever-5909 Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ (CLLAS) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) kicked off the 2016 program with its largest cohort ever. Many of this year’s students are from low- to medium-income households and geographically diverse school districts, including nearby Western International and Detroit Cristo Rey, as well as others in Northville and Novi. One student hails from Chicago. Funded by a $100,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation, SEP is a premier college transition program that immerses Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) program scholars in critical gateway courses at Wayne State University, including English composition, mathematics and cultural... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/latinoa-studies-summer-enrichment-program-celebrates-its-largest-cohort-ever-5909 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2016 Program hosted at Wayne State, July 25-29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-hosted-at-wayne-state-july-25-29-5910 WHAT: The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University will host the 2016 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th and 12th graders only). The institute is a one-week training program that provides Detroit-area youth with development services focused on civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, diversity, civil rights, race relations, negotiation, leadership, international affairs, diplomacy, social justice and crucial life skills to individually and collectively foster peace within their schools and communities. WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, July 25 through Friday,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/22/ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-hosted-at-wayne-state-july-25-29-5910 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University to match tuition reimbursement for Detroit police officers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/21/wayne-state-university-to-match-tuition-reimbursement-for-detroit-police-officers-5908 Recognizing public safety is essential to the continued revitalization of Detroit, a new Wayne State University pilot program will offer City of Detroit police officers tuition reimbursement to attend the school. Through recently ratified union contracts, the City of Detroit is providing its officers a professional development package that includes a salary increase, an increase in starting pay and up to $2,000 per year in tuition reimbursement. The deal is aimed at helping with the recruitment and retention of talent. Wayne State will match the city’s tuition reimbursement with an additional $2,000 per year for officers enrolling for 12 credits... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/21/wayne-state-university-to-match-tuition-reimbursement-for-detroit-police-officers-5908 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Groundbreaking ceremony for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business launches new era of business education in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/20/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-wayne-state-universitys-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-new-era-of-business-education-in-detroit-5907 Updated rendering shows smart, open design to inspire learning and collaboration in prime location on Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit Selection of Detroit-based Christman-Brinker as Construction Manager extends Michigan Made, Detroit Built successes across The District Detroit School named in recognition of Mike and Marian Ilitch’s $40 million gift, the largest in the university’s history DETROIT – As Detroit’s historic comeback and development boom continues, community members came together today to break ground on the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in The District Detroit. New renderings of the building, made possible by a $40 million gift... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/20/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-wayne-state-universitys-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-new-era-of-business-education-in-detroit-5907 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University to host groundbreaking ceremony for Mike Ilitch School of Business in The District Detroit – July 20 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/15/wayne-state-university-to-host-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-in-the-district-detroit-july-20-5905   Who: Wayne State University will host a groundbreaking ceremony on the future site of the Mike Ilitch School of Business — a project made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the largest donation in the university’s history.  Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson; Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; and Robert Forsythe, Dean of the Mike Ilitch School of Business, will break ground on the site and offer brief remarks.   What: Wayne State students, alumni, faculty and staff will join local community members at the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/15/wayne-state-university-to-host-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-in-the-district-detroit-july-20-5905 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Police Department celebrates 50 years https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/14/wayne-state-university-police-department-celebrates-50-years-5906 WHAT: Wayne State University Police Department 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebration of the Wayne State University Police Department’s (WSUPD) 50th year as a recognized law enforcement agency. Special guests and speakers representing various levels of law enforcement, government and community will be participating. The day will start with a program that will be followed by the swearing in of three new police officers. Tours of the building will be provided. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 Program, 11:30 a.m. Swearing-in ceremony, 12:20-12:30 p.m. Tours and refreshments, 12:30-2 p.m. Facility tours, 12:30-5 p.m. WHERE: 6050 Cass, Detroit MI 48202 MORE INFO: The Wayne State University... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/14/wayne-state-university-police-department-celebrates-50-years-5906 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researcher awarded $1.9M grant to identify memory networks in children https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-researcher-awarded-19m-grant-to-identify-memory-networks-in-children-5903 DETROIT – Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children. Researchers will investigate brain activity predictive of memory formation in children who undergo surgery as part of clinical management of medically uncontrolled epilepsy. Mapping Memory in Children (Illustration by Julian Wong) “Little is known about how memory systems develop in the human brain,” Ofen said. “In this project, we will use a combination of unique neuroimaging methodologies that... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-researcher-awarded-19m-grant-to-identify-memory-networks-in-children-5903 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $2.2 million HRSA grant to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-receives-22-million-hrsa-grant-to-support-neurodevelopmental-disabilities-leadership-education-5904 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received a $2.2 million, five-year grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration for the project  “Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Maternal Child Health (MCH) Training Program,” or MI-LEND.  The purpose of MI-LEND is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities in Michigan by training individuals from diverse disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and work across disciplines. MI-LEND is a consortium of six universities including Wayne State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Western... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/12/wayne-state-receives-22-million-hrsa-grant-to-support-neurodevelopmental-disabilities-leadership-education-5904 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) President Wilson to serve on advisory committee to NIH director https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/president-wilson-to-serve-on-advisory-committee-to-nih-director-5899 Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has accepted an offer to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The director, Francis Collins, “oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research,” according to the NIH website. According to its charter, the Advisory Committee to the Director provides recommendations to the NIH concerning program development, resource allocation, NIH administrative regulation and policy, and other NIH policy. It also reviews and makes recommendations on applications for grants and cooperative agreements for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/president-wilson-to-serve-on-advisory-committee-to-nih-director-5899 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index remains strong despite Brexit, election concerns https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-strong-despite-brexit-election-concerns-5900 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dipped slightly once again in June 2016, losing 1.1 points to 58.8. This is two straight months of decline after an April high of 62.7. However, the PMI’s three-month average remained steady at a robust 60.5. A PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. “The new orders, production and employment indices helped drive the strong results in July,” said Tim Butler, associate professor of supply chain management in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, who interpreted this month’s results. The PMI has not fallen below 50 since... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-remains-strong-despite-brexit-election-concerns-5900 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Public health and water quality experts begin 18-month plan to address risk for Legionnaires’ disease in Flint https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/research-group-led-by-wayne-state-begins-18-month-plan-to-address-risk-for-legionnaires-disease-in-flint-and-genesee-county-5902 The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP), a multi-institutional team of environmental engineering and public health experts led by Wayne State University, today announced it will implement phase two of its independent study evaluating the possible link between Flint’s water system and an increase in reported Legionnaires’ disease cases in Flint and Genesee County.  Phase one of the study was completed in May after FACHEP finalized an assessment of the resources needed in Flint and Genesee County to understand the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. The team — which includes nationally renowned experts in engineering and water quality, epidemiological... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/07/07/research-group-led-by-wayne-state-begins-18-month-plan-to-address-risk-for-legionnaires-disease-in-flint-and-genesee-county-5902 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Schlichting, Davidoff, Borrocci to be honored with Ilitch School awards https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/30/schlichting-davidoff-borrocci-to-be-honored-with-ilitch-school-awards-5898 The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2016 recipients of its three signature awards for alumni and friends of the school. Nancy Schlichting, Mark Davidoff and Krystina Borrocci — as well as student scholarship recipients and the yet-to-be-named Inspirational Teacher Award winner — will be honored at the school’s Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Michigan Executive of the Year Nancy Schlichting Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System The Michigan Executive of the Year Award recognizes an individual in a senior leadership position... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/30/schlichting-davidoff-borrocci-to-be-honored-with-ilitch-school-awards-5898 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University board approves 2017 budget; increases tuition below state restraint cap https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/24/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2017-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-5897 DETROIT — Wayne State University’s Board of Governors today approved a $631.2 million operating budget for fiscal year 2017 that calls for a tuition increase of $13.19 per credit hour, or 3.8 percent for Michigan resident lower-division undergraduates, and $18.42 per credit hour, or 4.5 percent, for Michigan resident upper-division undergraduates. The average of these rates is 4.1 percent and is within the tuition restraint cap. The overall operating budget includes a 9.1 percent increase in financial aid and additional faculty to handle enrollment increases in selective programs. To balance the budget, the university implemented $2.3 million in budget reductions,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/24/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2017-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-5897 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University startup joins ranks of 50 smartest companies https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/22/wayne-state-university-startup-joins-ranks-of-50-smartest-companies-5896 DETROIT – Wayne State University startup RetroSense Therapeutics LLC has been named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by the MIT Technology Review. The 50 Smartest Companies represent the businesses that are the most ambitious, creative and fixated on bringing radical new technologies to life. RetroSense joins the ranks of Amazon, Microsoft, Snapchat, Facebook, Tesla Motors and 44 other companies that the review noted as being “smart” in the way they create new opportunities. The MIT Technology Review noted that Retrosense Therapeutics — headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan — is notable for its use of  optogenetics, a technology that uses... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/22/wayne-state-university-startup-joins-ranks-of-50-smartest-companies-5896 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 24 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-24-5895 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 10:45 a.m., and the Personnel Committee at 11:15 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-24-5895 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Longtime Wayne State University administrators honored https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/16/longtime-wayne-state-university-administrators-honored-5894 The Wayne State University chapter of the Michigan ACE Network and the President's Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) recently honored two Wayne State University administrators for their long and impressive work to support, promote and develop leadership abilities of their female colleagues. ​ ​ The organizations presented the first-ever Outstanding Achievement Award to former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret E. Winters, in recognition of her support of women in higher education as both a campus leader and mentor during her 14-year career at Wayne State. “I am honored to receive the COSW/Wayne State ACE... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/16/longtime-wayne-state-university-administrators-honored-5894 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Center for Peace and Conflict Studies presents Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2016 Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/15/center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-presents-ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-5893 The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University will host the 2016 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29. The program will be held each day from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th and 12th graders only) on Wayne State University’s campus. The institute is a one-week training program that provides Detroit-area youth with development services focused on civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, diversity, civil rights, race relations, negotiation, leadership, international affairs, diplomacy, social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/15/center-for-peace-and-conflict-studies-presents-ralph-bunche-summer-institute-2016-program-5893 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) “The Fates We Choose" marks the third season of the Underground Theatre https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/14/the-fates-we-choose-marks-the-third-season-of-the-underground-theatre-5892 The Underground Theatre returns to Detroit this July for its official third season. The theme for this summer is “The Fates We Choose.” Each weekend, the theatre will feature one of four exploratory works from the collaborative. “The Fates We Choose” opens July 7th with The Witch of Edmonton by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford, followed by Be a Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter; Gallathea by John Lyly and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal. Each of the four works creates a sense of wonder and familiarity, as the audience intrudes on the lives of each intriguing universe. The world of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/14/the-fates-we-choose-marks-the-third-season-of-the-underground-theatre-5892 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to host second annual cycling event through Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/09/wayne-state-to-host-second-annual-cycling-event-through-detroit-5891 Wayne State University announced today that it will once again host its urban cycling event, The Baroudeur, to raise scholarship dollars for students in financial need. The second annual Baroudeur will take place on Wayne State’s Midtown campus on Aug. 20, 2016. This year, participants can choose to ride 25, 62 or 100 miles through Detroit. Registration is now open.  The Baroudeur was inspired by WSU President M. Roy Wilson's passion for cycling and his commitment to providing all qualified students access to higher education. “Last year’s inaugural Baroudeur was a special event for the Wayne State community,” said Wilson. “More than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/09/wayne-state-to-host-second-annual-cycling-event-through-detroit-5891 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Reuther Library seeks identities in Edward Stanton’s photos of Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/08/reuther-library-seeks-to-identify-subjects-in-edward-stantons-historic-photos-from-detroits-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley-neighborhoods-5890 The Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University is seeking to identify the subjects in the Edward Stanton Photographs, a large selection of photographs taken by Detroit-born photographer Edward Stanton in Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the Edward Stanton Photographs are part of a series — shot throughout several seasons — that features portraits of local children, both posed and at play, as well as neighborhood views. These stunning images offer a rare glimpse into what it was like growing up in two of Detroit’s earliest black neighborhoods,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/08/reuther-library-seeks-to-identify-subjects-in-edward-stantons-historic-photos-from-detroits-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley-neighborhoods-5890 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Sean Anderson Foundation creates $25,000 endowment for Wayne State HIGH Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/sean-anderson-foundation-creates-25000-endowment-for-wayne-state-high-program-5888 The Sean Anderson Foundation has committed $25,000 to establish an endowment for the Wayne State University HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. The funds will be used to provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations. The endowed gift is an example of recording artist Big Sean’s commitment to improving the quality of life of young people. A native Detroiter, Big Sean established the Sean Anderson Foundation to provide better opportunities for those in need. “We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/sean-anderson-foundation-creates-25000-endowment-for-wayne-state-high-program-5888 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to offer free parking for newly admitted freshmen https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/wayne-state-to-offer-free-parking-for-newly-admitted-freshmen-5889 Wayne State University has announced a free parking pilot program to support student success. The university will offer parking to newly admitted freshmen – in particular, those who are first-time at any college – at no cost for the fall 2016 semester. The Office of the President is funding the program to determine the impact of free and convenient parking on students’ ability to participate in university events and programs and further engage with peers, professors and advisors. “Our strategic plan outlines student success as a top focus area,” said President M. Roy Wilson. “Parking can be challenging for first-time... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/07/wayne-state-to-offer-free-parking-for-newly-admitted-freshmen-5889 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index three-month average hits 60.5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-three-month-average-hits-605-5886 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dipped slightly in May 2016, losing 2.8 points to 59.9. However, with three consecutive strong months and significant increases in the commodity price and employment indices, the PMI’s three-month average rose all the way to 60.5. A PMI above 50 is considered an indication of an expanding economy. The commodity price index shot up nearly 11 points to 60.9 in May, the highest it’s been this year. The employment index, which has risen for the past four months, jumped to 75.0, a sharp increase that may be explained by summer hires related to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-three-month-average-hits-605-5886 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Homelessness in college students is an issue, finds recent Wayne State study https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/homelessness-in-college-students-is-an-issue-finds-recent-wayne-state-study-5887 In the nation’s first study of homelessness in college students, Wayne State University researchers in Detroit have found that unstable housing has a negative impact on students with respect to health, stressful events and other areas of their lives. The study, “The Prevalence and Needs of Homeless Undergraduates at a Large, Urban University,” describes and compares groups of Wayne State students who have experienced homelessness, precarious housing and stable housing in the previous year. Precariously housed students include those who rely on temporary housing with friends or relatives, or who are “couch surfing.” The study was conducted over more than... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/06/02/homelessness-in-college-students-is-an-issue-finds-recent-wayne-state-study-5887 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New research led by medical student shows ‘exquisitely’ organized network interactions in adolescent brain underpin attention processing https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/26/new-research-led-by-medical-student-shows-exquisitely-organized-network-interactions-in-adolescent-brain-underpin-attention-processing-5885 Dynamic brain network interactions in the healthy adolescent brain are remarkably more sophisticated and sensitive to attention demands than previously demonstrated. That is one takeaway from a seminal publication led by Pranav Jagtap, a fourth-year medical student in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. His paper on “Effective Connectivity of Ascending and Descending Frontal-thalamic Pathways During Sustained Attention: Complex Brain Network Interactions in Adolescence,” is slated for the June issue of the journal Human Brain Mapping and demonstrates “the beautiful and exquisite functional optimization of the adolescent brain,” said Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., associate professor... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/26/new-research-led-by-medical-student-shows-exquisitely-organized-network-interactions-in-adolescent-brain-underpin-attention-processing-5885 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researcher receives NSF grant to improve the quality of imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/25/wayne-state-researcher-receives-nsf-grant-to-improve-the-quality-of-imaging-and-chemical-sensing-of-disease-biomarkers-5884 DETROIT – Upconversion nanocrystals are a novel contrast agent used in imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers. While their unique properties are promising for converting infrared light into visible light, their implementation has been limited by their low brightness and reduced color tenability. Thus, they are still in need of further exploration to improve the quality of output. With the help of a $341,694 grant from the National Science Foundation, “Establishing the Crystallochemical Principles Governing Energy-Transfer Processes in Upconversion Nanocrystals,” a Wayne State University researcher aims to improve upconversion nanocrystals’ composition and atomic structure to expand the library of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/25/wayne-state-researcher-receives-nsf-grant-to-improve-the-quality-of-imaging-and-chemical-sensing-of-disease-biomarkers-5884 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Walk [Wayne State] encourages exploration of Midtown’s many destinations https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/walk-wayne-state-encourages-exploration-of-midtowns-many-destinations-5882 Wayne State University launches its second Walk [Wayne State] campaign this week, encouraging exploration of Midtown by foot or bicycle. The campaign is coordinated by the university's Office of Economic Development and is part of a larger placemaking effort designed to bridge the boundaries between campus and the surrounding Midtown neighborhood. With messages such as "It is an 8-minute walk to historic homes on Ferry Street" or "It is a 15-minute bike ride to murals in the Market," quirky, temporary signs alert campus regulars and visitors to the many noteworthy destinations that are a short walk or bike ride away. The signs also... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/walk-wayne-state-encourages-exploration-of-midtowns-many-destinations-5882 Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) “MetroArts Detroit” season 5 begins airing on Detroit Public Television June 3 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/metroarts-detroit-season-5-begins-airing-on-detroit-public-television-june-3-5883 The fifth season of MetroArts Detroit will air on Detroit Public Television, WTVS-TV Channel 56, Fridays at 5:30 p.m., beginning June 3.    The new season includes 14 shows produced with Wayne State student crew members at the 5057 Midtown Studio. The Midtown Studio is a cooperative venture between Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts’ Department of Communication and Detroit Public TV. MetroArts features artists from the metropolitan Detroit area who represent the disciplines of visual, performing and communication arts. The musical guest on the first show is award-winning soul singer Stewart Francke. The show will also... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/23/metroarts-detroit-season-5-begins-airing-on-detroit-public-television-june-3-5883 Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State hosts 24-hour tech blitz for Detroit-area high school and college students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-hosts-24-hour-tech-blitz-for-detroit-area-high-school-and-college-students-5881 WHAT: Nearly 250 Michigan high school and college aspiring tech entrepreneurs will converge on the Wayne State University campus for HackWSU, an overnight tech blitz, May 21-22. During the 24 hours, students will work in teams to write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice. Attendees represent more than 20 schools from Detroit and across the state, including Michigan Tech, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University, Schoolcraft Community College, Oakland Community College, Wayne County Community College, Cass Tech High School, Denby High School, Detroit Edison Public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-hosts-24-hour-tech-blitz-for-detroit-area-high-school-and-college-students-5881 Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 2016 Farmers Market opens June 1 at Reuther Library, Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/17/2016-farmers-market-opens-june-1-at-reuther-library-wayne-state-university-5880 Wayne State University will kick off summer with its weekly Wednesday Farmers Market, offering fresh locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, baked goods, and several hot and cold lunch options. The market’s ninth season opens June 1 and will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday through Oct. 26 at 5401 Cass Avenue. The market will be located in front of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs again this year due to construction of the Midtown Loop, Phase III, which is planned in front of Prentis Hall this summer. This year's market will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/17/2016-farmers-market-opens-june-1-at-reuther-library-wayne-state-university-5880 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Consulate General of Japan in Detroit staunch supporters of Detroit area teacher delegation to Japan https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/consulate-general-of-japan-in-detroit-staunch-supporters-of-detroit-area-teacher-delegation-to-japan-5877 DETROIT – The United States-Japan Foundation has funded a team of educators from the Detroit area through the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University to travel to Japan from May 15-24. The teachers will learn about the country’s policy renouncing war (except in cases of self-defense) following World War II and how these experiences have shaped Japan’s current culture and political climate. The trip is titled “Discovering Japan in the 21st Century:  Reconciliation with the Past.” Frederic S. Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, will accompany the teachers to Japan. “The... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/consulate-general-of-japan-in-detroit-staunch-supporters-of-detroit-area-teacher-delegation-to-japan-5877 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) William Colburn honored with historic preservation Lifetime Achievement award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/william-colburn-honored-with-michigan-historic-preservation-network-lifetime-achievement-award-5878 William Colburn will receive the Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s (MHPN) 2016 Lifetime Achievement award. The prestigious recognition is bestowed upon those who, through personal effort and involvement in historic preservation, have made a significant contribution to preserving Michigan’s heritage. Colburn, executive director of Wayne State University’s historic Charles Lang Freer House, will receive the award on May 13 during the MHPN’s annual Preservation Awards Reception and Ceremony at its statewide conference being held at WSU. “I am humbled and honored to be given this award,” Colburn said. “I am just one of the many people who worked to lay the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/william-colburn-honored-with-michigan-historic-preservation-network-lifetime-achievement-award-5878 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Offers Free CME/CE Training this Summer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-this-summer-autism-spectrum-disorder-best-practices-in-screening-referral-and-behavioral-health-interventions-5879 The University Pediatricians Autism Center (UPAC) in the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics and the Michigan Area Health Education Center are offering free seminars this summer geared toward health professionals.  This training will enable health care professionals to better understand the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify concerns as early as possible, and to make a referral with conviction. Continuing education credits are available. There are two opportunities to take the training at Wayne State University. The first seminar will be held June 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Nursing in Room 117 and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-this-summer-autism-spectrum-disorder-best-practices-in-screening-referral-and-behavioral-health-interventions-5879 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s School of Medicine commencement, May 16 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-states-school-of-medicine-commencement-may-16-5874 WHAT: After years of intense studying and clinical rotations in and around Detroit, the 283 men and women who make up the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2016 will earn the title of doctor. The next step is residency, with 52.6 percent of our graduates joining residency programs in Michigan. Among the grads: at age 21, Ola Hadaya is likely the youngest graduate in School of Medicine history; and Adam Hafeez and Fatima Noorulla, who met and married in medical school, and became new parents only a few weeks ago. (Media note: Hadaya, Hafeez and Noorulla are... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-states-school-of-medicine-commencement-may-16-5874 Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors recognizes faculty achievements https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-achievements-5876 (Left to Right) Victor Figueroa; Kate Paesani; Wayne Raskind, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Ken Jackson; and Ljiljana Progovac. Four Wayne State University professors who have distinguished themselves with significant scholarly achievements were recently honored with the 2016 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards. The awards are offered annually to full-time faculty members who make outstanding contributions to scholarship and learning. Each recipient receives a citation from the board, an engraved wall plaque and a monetary award. This year's recipients are:  Victor Figueroa, professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/11/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-achievements-5876 Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Italy’s top tech and engineering firms visit Wayne State to strengthen connection to higher education in Detroit area https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/09/media-advisory-italys-top-tech-and-engineering-firms-visit-wayne-state-to-strengthen-connection-to-higher-education-in-detroit-area-5873 What: Wayne State University, in partnership with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Leonardo International, will host the first Italian Technological Excellence in the U.S. conference and expo, with the goal of strengthening the relationship between Italian companies and universities in the greater Detroit area. The expo will include exhibits from more than 20 of Italy’s leading engineering and tech companies. Media are invited to photograph the exhibits and speak to company executives, as well as attend both panel discussions with an in-depth focus on autonomous vehicles, robotics and advanced medical technologies. Media are also invited to attend the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/09/media-advisory-italys-top-tech-and-engineering-firms-visit-wayne-state-to-strengthen-connection-to-higher-education-in-detroit-area-5873 Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index continues to climb https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/06/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-climb-5872 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) continued its ascent in April 2016, gaining 3.6 points to reach 62.7. The three-month average rose from 56.1 to 57.9, a marker of consistent progress in the region’s economy. Contributing to the PMI uptick in April were increases in the production index (+4 points), the new orders index (+4.1) and – most dramatically – the employment index (+9.4). The commodity price index remains steady at 50.0 for the second month in a row. “The Southeast Michigan PMI has not fallen below 50 since June of 2014, indicating a resilient strength in the regional... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/06/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-continues-to-climb-5872 Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2016, May 5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/04/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5871 WHAT: Nearly 4,000 students will graduate from Wayne State University during two commencement ceremonies, concluding the university's 148th academic year.  WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016.         10 a.m. Ceremony College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Library and Information Science School of Medicine (Ph.D./Master's candidates) Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences         4 p.m. Ceremony Mike Ilitch School of Business College of Education College of Engineering        College of Nursing School of Social Work WHERE: Ford Field, 2000 Brush Street, Detroit MORE INFO: Honorary degrees will be bestowed upon: Suzanne Bellinger Feetham, PhD, RN, FAAN,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/04/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5871 Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: Wayne State hosting 700 school children to promote prevention of childhood obesity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5869 WHAT: An estimated 700 Metro Detroit schoolchildren will converge onto Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center to participate in a worldwide event promoting the prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise. The annual event, called “All Children Exercising Simultaneously” (ACES) Day, draws thousands of elementary school students to sites globally for exercise and promotion of physical activity in schools. WHEN: 9:45 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 4 9:45-10:15 a.m. (Program overview, opening remarks from special guests) 10:15-11 a.m. (Yoga program) WHERE: Due to the forecast of rain, Wayne State University’s ACES day event will be held at the indoor gym... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5869 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) College of Education hosts annual job fair and Graduate Program Showcase https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/college-of-education-hosts-annual-job-fair-and-graduate-program-showcase-5870 Aspiring teachers and education professionals are invited to join the College of Education for its annual Education Job Fair and Graduate Programs Showcase, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12. This two-part event is for those considering the next step in their education and those prepared to step into the the job market. These events will be held on Wayne State’s main campus in the Student Center Ballroom. Approximately 60 recruiters from the Midwest region, including out-of-state school districts, are scheduled to interview candidates for a variety of career placement options in education. Attendees should bring multiple... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/03/college-of-education-hosts-annual-job-fair-and-graduate-program-showcase-5870 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of more than 60 Southeast Michigan small-business owners https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/media-advisory-goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-more-than-60-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-5867 WHAT: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Detroit, celebrates the graduation of more than 60 small-business owners who have completed a rigorous education, coaching and business support module and are ready to deepen their contributions to Southeast Michigan’s economy. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative aims to help create jobs and economic growth by providing small-business owners in the area with practical business education, business support services and access to capital.     SPEAKERS: Jack Aronson, founder, Garden Fresh Gourmet and Clean Planet Foods Chancellor Timothy Meyer, Oakland Community College President James Jacobs, Macomb Community College Camille Walker Banks, Director,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/media-advisory-goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-more-than-60-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-5867 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Student Design and Innovation Day showcases engineering student projects https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/student-design-and-innovation-day-showcases-engineering-student-projects-5868 What:  The Wayne State University College of Engineering is hosting its second annual Student Design and Innovation Day. Design Day showcases the work of Wayne State engineering and computer science students, from senior capstone projects to research team endeavors with industry relevance and quality-of-life implications. Some of the 40 student-created projects that will be featured include a prosthetic leg for dogs, a drowsy driver detection system, photoacoustic imaging to detect breast cancer and a new design for busy intersections. The winning project will receive a $1,000 prize. When:  May 3, 2016 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Who: Media are invited to view... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/05/02/student-design-and-innovation-day-showcases-engineering-student-projects-5868 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University hosting 700 school children to promote prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5865 An estimated 700 Metro Detroit schoolchildren will converge onto Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center on Wednesday, May 4 to participate in a worldwide event promoting the prevention of childhood obesity and the importance of regular exercise. The annual event, called “All Children Exercising Simultaneously” (ACES) Day, draws thousands of elementary school students to sites globally for exercise and promotion of physical activity in schools. WSU’s Center for School Health in the College of Education, and WSU Athletics, are partnering with the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out to co-host the morning event scheduled to run from... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-hosting-700-school-children-to-promote-prevention-of-childhood-obesity-and-the-importance-of-regular-exercise-5865 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, May 6 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-may-6-5866 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Room FGH at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 485 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Budget and Finance Committee at 10:30 a.m., and the Student Affairs Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board’s website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/29/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-may-6-5866 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Louie Anderson to headline second annual stand up to fight preterm birth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/louie-anderson-headline-second-annual-stand-up-to-fight-preterm-birth-5836 Comedian Louie Anderson will headline the second annual anniversary celebration to benefit Make Your Date, a regional program fighting preterm birth in Detroit. The event will be held May 7 at the Fillmore in Detroit. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will serve as honorary chairman of the gala fundraiser. “Stand Up For Make Your Date” begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner and a performance by Anderson. Proceeds from the event benefit Make Your Date, launched by the city of Detroit in 2014. The Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, the city’s leading health systems and other key partners designed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/louie-anderson-headline-second-annual-stand-up-to-fight-preterm-birth-5836 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State President and Mayor Duggan to hold summit on health equity in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-president-and-mayor-duggan-to-hold-summit-on-health-equity-in-detroit-5861 Wayne State University, in partnership with the City of Detroit, will host the inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity on May 2-3 on Wayne State’s Midtown Detroit campus.   Led by Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and key community organizations to address the city’s health disparities.  Wayne State has made a substantial investment in creating a healthier Detroit, dedicating more than $200 million to health disparities alone.  “Wayne State has made it part... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-president-and-mayor-duggan-to-hold-summit-on-health-equity-in-detroit-5861 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State and City of Detroit hold Mayor's Summit on Health Equity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-and-city-of-detroit-hold-mayors-summit-on-health-equity-5862 What: Wayne State University, in partnership with the City of Detroit, will host the inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity on May 3. Led by Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and key community organizations to address the city’s health disparities.  The summit will include remarks and keynote speeches from President Wilson; Mayor Duggan; Nadine Gracia, M.D., deputy assistant secretary for minority health and the director of the Office of Minority Health at the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-and-city-of-detroit-hold-mayors-summit-on-health-equity-5862 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State names Tim Gritten associate dean of libraries https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-names-tim-gritten-associate-dean-of-libraries-5863 Tim Gritten was recently named associate dean of the Wayne State University Libraries. The appointment was announced by Dean Sandra Yee, who oversees the Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science. Gritten joins the libraries from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, where he was the assistant director of libraries for user services. Gritten has more than 20 years of experience in libraries, serving in escalating roles within circulation, collections, acquisitions, technology and administration. “Tim Gritten is the perfect candidate to fill the essential role of associate dean of libraries,” said Yee. “His expertise in all areas... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-names-tim-gritten-associate-dean-of-libraries-5863 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State wins 2016 College Flu Vaccination Challenge for second straight year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-wins-2016-college-flu-vaccination-challenge-for-second-straight-year-5864 For the second consecutive year, Wayne State University has won the statewide Flu Vaccination Challenge for medium-sized schools. The Campus Health Center (CHC) at WSU runs the flu challenge on behalf of the university and administered thousands of flu vaccines this academic year to young adults across Wayne State. CHC held regular walk-in days at its location and dozens of off-site flu clinics across campus in order to increase students’ accessibility to the flu shot. “We are excited to be the returning champions of the middle size schools. The staff at CHC work closely with various university partners to spread... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/27/wayne-state-wins-2016-college-flu-vaccination-challenge-for-second-straight-year-5864 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Labor@Wayne hosts annual Labor Leaders on Labor forum honoring Dennis Williams, president, UAW, international union https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/25/laborwayne-hosts-annual-labor-leaders-on-labor-forum-honoring-dennis-williams-president-uaw-international-union-5854           Marick F. Masters Marick F. Masters, director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, is pleased to announce that Labor@Wayne will honor Dennis Williams, president of the UAW International Union, at the sixth annual Labor Leaders on Labor Forum on April 28. Williams will give a keynote speech titled “The State of Labor and the Auto Industry” from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public. Each year, Labor@Wayne honors American labor leaders for their pioneering work in fighting for worker rights and social... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/25/laborwayne-hosts-annual-labor-leaders-on-labor-forum-honoring-dennis-williams-president-uaw-international-union-5854 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University's May 5 commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2016 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5858 Nearly 4,000 students will graduate from Wayne State University during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The ceremonies, which conclude the university's 148th academic year, will take place at Detroit’s Ford Field.  Honorary degrees will be bestowed upon Suzanne Bellinger Feetham, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a nationally and internationally recognized leader who has affected policy change through her positions in academia, health systems and the federal government; Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University; and Gretchen Carhartt Valade, chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation and past chair of Carhartt Inc. Feetham will... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2016-may-5-5858 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) HackWSU hosts students for 24-hour tech innovation blitz https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/hackwsu-hosts-students-for-24-hour-tech-innovation-blitz-5859 Tech-savvy students from high schools and universities across metro Detroit and Windsor will convene on the Wayne State University campus May 21 through 22 for a 24-hour hackathon hosted by WSU’s Blackstone LaunchPad student entrepreneurship center and the College of Engineering. During the 24 hours, students will write web-based software, create mobile apps or design computer programs addressing a need or innovation of their choice. HackWSU is the official pre-launch event for Detroit Startup Week, held May 23 through 27. The event is open to Detroit-area college (undergraduate and graduate) and high school students, who will work together in teams... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/hackwsu-hosts-students-for-24-hour-tech-innovation-blitz-5859 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State student receives NIH fellowship to study stress-induced use of nicotine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-student-receives-nih-fellowship-to-study-stress-induced-use-of-nicotine-5860 Eric Woodcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University‘s School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $76,000 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health for the project,“Neuropharmacological investigation of frontostriatal network function and nicotine seeking behavior in current smokers.“ The NIH predoctoral fellowship is a highly regarded, prestigious award, which will provide training support for Woodcock to investigate the effects of stress in cigarette smokers in a controlled experiment, and relate physiological and smoking behavior changes to changes found in brain imaging markers... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/21/wayne-state-student-receives-nih-fellowship-to-study-stress-induced-use-of-nicotine-5860 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Graig Donnelly named assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State and chief strategy officer at TechTown Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/20/graig-donnelly-named-assistant-vp-for-economic-development-at-wayne-state-and-chief-strategy-officer-at-techtown-detroit-5857 Graig Donnelly has been named assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State University and chief strategy officer at TechTown Detroit. In his new role, Donnelly will guide the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) civic leadership and placemaking initiatives, lead TechTown’s efforts to leverage its Midtown headquarters as a catalyst for entrepreneurial and neighborhood development, and develop strategies to further integrate the work of OED and TechTown. TechTown, a nonprofit business accelerator and incubator, was founded by Wayne State, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors in 2000. The organization works in close partnership with Wayne State’s Office of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/20/graig-donnelly-named-assistant-vp-for-economic-development-at-wayne-state-and-chief-strategy-officer-at-techtown-detroit-5857 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researchers initiate sustainability study in Detroit’s New Center district https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/18/wayne-state-researchers-initiate-sustainability-study-in-detroits-new-center-district-5856 Detroit’s abandoned buildings and blighted neighborhoods have captured the attention of news media, artists, photographers, videographers and curious tourists for decades. National and international news outlets have brandished the negative images in headlines and photo galleries, often noting that the Motor City once was the nation’s “crown jewel” as the world’s automotive capital. Despite the doom and gloom portrayals, Detroit is emerging as a model for adaptive reuse of vacant industrial and commercial property. Its downtown and Midtown areas are in the midst of frenetic construction activities, as vacant buildings are converted into a variety of uses ranging from residential... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/18/wayne-state-researchers-initiate-sustainability-study-in-detroits-new-center-district-5856 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $2.5 million NIH grant to shape next generation of antibiotics https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/14/wayne-state-receives-25-million-nih-grant-to-shape-next-generation-of-antibiotics-5855 DETROIT – Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to shape the next generation of antibiotics for the treatment of multidrug-resistant diseases. The project is led by David Crich, Ph.D., Schaap Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is a collaboration with groups at the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zürich, the Kresge Hearing Institute at the University of Michigan, and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/14/wayne-state-receives-25-million-nih-grant-to-shape-next-generation-of-antibiotics-5855 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Free talk to examine President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's role in years leading up to the Holocaust, May 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/13/fdr-was-the-best-the-best-of-his-generation-in-dealing-with-the-holocaust-the-best-of-his-successors-in-dealing-with-genocide-but-that-is-no-compliment-5853 WHAT:  “FDR was the Best: The Best of His Generation in dealing with the Holocaust, the Best of His Successors in Dealing with Genocide; but That is No Compliment!” This free talk will reevaluate the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in years leading up to the Holocaust, and in the years when Germany was perpetrating the War Against the Jews. It will consider his actions in relationship to the other issues that were pressing on the Presidential agenda and in relationship to the political, economic and war agenda. Also discussed will be FDR’s role in relationship to other contemporary... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/13/fdr-was-the-best-the-best-of-his-generation-in-dealing-with-the-holocaust-the-best-of-his-successors-in-dealing-with-genocide-but-that-is-no-compliment-5853 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Foundations partner to create Wayne State scholarship honoring Judge Gerald Rosen https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/foundations-partner-to-create-wayne-state-scholarship-honoring-judge-gerald-rosen-5851 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan have committed $350,000 to create a Wayne State scholarship recognizing Judge Gerald Rosen. The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen Scholarship for Community Commitment honors Rosen’s contribution to the Detroit community and his leadership during the city’s bankruptcy in 2013–2014. The scholarship will support Wayne State students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Rosen currently serves as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and acted as chief mediator during the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings, leading the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/foundations-partner-to-create-wayne-state-scholarship-honoring-judge-gerald-rosen-5851 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Gloria Heppner honored for writing one of the most influential articles in the history of Cancer Research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/gloria-heppner-honored-for-writing-one-of-the-most-influential-articles-in-the-history-of-cancer-research-5852 Cancer Research, the premier journal published by the American Association for Cancer Research, is celebrating its 75-year history. As part of the celebration, the magazine recently honored 48 of the most influential scientific articles in its history. Gloria Heppner, Ph.D., associate vice president for research at Wayne State University, was selected as one of the 48 outstanding researchers for her 1984 article “ Tumor Heterogeneity,” which was described as being “more often highlighted by editors, AACR Fellows, and cancer researchers than any other (article).” According to a special Cancer Research commentary written by Danny R. Welch, Ph.D., associate director of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/12/gloria-heppner-honored-for-writing-one-of-the-most-influential-articles-in-the-history-of-cancer-research-5852 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State study provides new understanding of diabetic peripheral neuropathy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/11/wayne-state-study-provides-new-understanding-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-5850 DETROIT – A research team from Wayne State University recently published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that provides a paradigm shift in the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and wound healing in the treatment of corneal and skin diabetic ulcers. DPN is one of the earliest and most common pathological manifestations of diabetes, occurring in more than 75 percent of diabetic patients. It can cause ulcerations in the cornea and skin, where it often leads to neuropathic pain and foot ulcerations that often require amputation. Understanding of the development of DPN is... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/11/wayne-state-study-provides-new-understanding-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-5850 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University explores academic exchange opportunities with leaders from The Lebanese University in Beirut https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/08/wayne-state-university-explores-academic-exchange-opportunities-with-leaders-from-the-lebanese-university-in-beirut-5846 A delegation from The Lebanese University recently visited Wayne State University to explore study and academic exchange opportunities for students and faculty in STEM fields. Hosted by Dr. Ahmad Ezzeddine, Wayne State associate vice president for Educational Outreach and International Programs, The Lebanese University delegation was led by Dr. Hassan Zeineddine, dean, Faculty of Sciences; Dr. Ali Elhaj, chair, Scientific Committee, Norms and Technology Management; Dr. Daoud Naoufal, chair, chemistry and biochemistry department; Dr. Ali Safa, professor, chemistry; and Dr. Jamal Charara, professor, physics and biomedical engineering. “Wayne State has a great number of partnerships and collaborations across the globe... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/08/wayne-state-university-explores-academic-exchange-opportunities-with-leaders-from-the-lebanese-university-in-beirut-5846 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University and NOBLE hosting Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair, April 12 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/06/wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-12-5845 WHAT:  25th Annual NOBLE CJSO Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair Learn about career opportunities with: •    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) •    Homeland Security Investigations •    U.S. Customs and Border Protection •    Michigan Department of Corrections •    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) •    U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) •    U.S. Probation Department •    Other police and criminal justice related agencies WHEN:  10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016 WHERE:  Student Center Building ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, Wayne State University, Detroit. Parking is available in parking structures 2 and 5, located on Anthony Wayne Drive between Warren and Kirby.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/06/wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-12-5845 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) College of Education to host symposium exploring impact of students’ sense of belonging on well-being, academic success https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/05/college-of-education-to-host-symposium-exploring-impact-of-students-sense-of-belonging-on-well-being-academic-success-5844 The special education program in the Wayne State University College of Education’s Division of Teacher Education will host a symposium exploring how students’ sense of school belonging increases socioemotional well-being and preparedness for academic growth. Specifically, the symposium will examine this notion in the context of urban schools. A panel of researchers will address the questions of who belongs in school, how belonging can be created for diverse students and why belonging can address educational inequity. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, located on Wayne State’s main campus... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/05/college-of-education-to-host-symposium-exploring-impact-of-students-sense-of-belonging-on-well-being-academic-success-5844 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State School of Social Work celebrates new building with ribbon cutting, open house https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/wayne-state-school-of-social-work-celebrates-new-building-with-ribbon-cutting-open-house-5841 The Wayne State University School of Social Work will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. to celebrate its new home at 5447 Woodward Avenue. The school moved to the new location in January 2016 from The Thompson Home, the building at Cass and Hancock it had occupied since 1991. The celebration, which is open to the public, will feature brief remarks by School of Social Work Dean Cheryl Waites and WSU President M. Roy Wilson, as well as students, faculty and donors. The school will offer refreshments and tours of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/wayne-state-school-of-social-work-celebrates-new-building-with-ribbon-cutting-open-house-5841 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Belle Isle Aquarium will focus on Flint and fish at conservation confab https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/belle-isle-aquarium-will-focus-on-flint-and-fish-at-conservation-confab-5842 Environmental activists and conservation scientists will gather at Detroit’s Belle Isle Aquarium on April 9 to discuss the Flint River as part of the aquarium’s annual Conservation Day Symposium. In response to the Flint drinking water crisis, a representative from the Flint Watershed Coalition will discuss the health of the Flint River and correct misperceptions that the river caused the crisis. “The Flint Watershed Coalition wants the public to know it’s not the river that caused the lead contamination in Flint’s water supply,” said Rebecca Fedewa, executive director of the Flint Watershed Coalition. The FWC is also getting the word... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/belle-isle-aquarium-will-focus-on-flint-and-fish-at-conservation-confab-5842 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New Detroit Public Health Clinic now open https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/new-detroit-public-health-clinic-now-open-5843 The new Detroit Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic hosted by the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Wayne State University Physician Group opened recently at 50 East Canfield, at Woodward Avenue in Detroit, following months of renovations. The clinic will provide screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention services on a walk-in basis or by appointment. The general phone number for STD services is 313-577-9100. The Detroit Public Health Tuberculosis Clinic remains open at 50 East Canfield. The WSU School of Medicine and WSUPG have operated the Detroit Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease control program under contract with the Michigan... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/04/new-detroit-public-health-clinic-now-open-5843 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index bounces back with 7.1-point increase https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-bounces-back-with-71-point-increase-5835 DETROIT—The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) spiked 7.1 points to 59.1 in March 2016, recovering from last month’s drop to hit the highest value in the past six months. The three-month average rose modestly from 54.6 to 56.1, suggesting a trend of growth for the region’s economy. However, only 80 percent of survey respondents — a significant decline of 14 percent since February’s report — expressed confidence in continued economic stability. “Even though the economy powered ahead this month, concerns are arising from both international and domestic issues. Many are fueled by the instability of political parties and the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/se-michigan-purchasing-managers-index-bounces-back-with-71-point-increase-5835 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Keith Whitfield provost https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/wayne-state-university-names-keith-whitfield-provost-5837 Keith Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and an expert on aging among African Americans, has been named provost of Wayne State University effective June 1, 2016. The WSU Board of Governors approved Whitfield’s appointment at its April 1 meeting. Whitfield also holds Duke appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He also is co-director of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research. "We are delighted that... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/04/01/wayne-state-university-names-keith-whitfield-provost-5837 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month-5838 Each April, groups of college women and men across the country rally around campuses to bring awareness to and support for survivors of sexual violence. Logo by Shantalea Johns, winner of this year's Take Back the Night logo design competition On Monday, April 11, the Outreach Committee of the Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) — in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and First Step — will host the annual Take Back the Night forum and rally. Kim Trent, member of the WSU Board of Governors and African American 490 Challenge, will deliver... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month-5838 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Eating Insects Detroit conference coming May 26-28 to Wayne State — the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/eating-insects-detroit-conference-coming-may-26-28-to-wayne-state-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-us-5839 While eating bugs may have once been reserved for gross-out competition TV shows such as Fear Factor, there has been an increased interest in edible insects in Western countries where this food resource has been largely overlooked. Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Anthropology, has a primary interest in the evolution of the human diet, specifically entomophagy, or eating insects. As a burgeoning area of research and commerce, there have been a number of conferences held across Europe and in Canada dedicated to edible insects. But Wayne State University will be the first to host such a conference... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/31/eating-insects-detroit-conference-coming-may-26-28-to-wayne-state-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-us-5839 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows receives $400k grant from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation to promote environmental sustainability in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/30/wayne-states-detroit-revitalization-fellows-receives-400000-grant-from-the-fred-a-and-barbara-m-erb-family-foundation-to-promote-environmental-sustainability-in-detroit-5834 The Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF), a program of Wayne State University, has received a $400,000 grant from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. The grant will support a collaborative environmental project between three local organizations that will impact the health and quality of life of Detroit residents. This is the first time the Erb Family Foundation has supported the DRF program. “This project aligns with the foundation’s focus on the Great Lakes and sustainable development while investing in our region’s talent,” said John M. Erb, president of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation. “Partnership... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/30/wayne-states-detroit-revitalization-fellows-receives-400000-grant-from-the-fred-a-and-barbara-m-erb-family-foundation-to-promote-environmental-sustainability-in-detroit-5834 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit pediatrician awarded seat on national sickle cell disease advisory committee https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/29/detroit-pediatrician-awarded-seat-on-national-sickle-cell-disease-advisory-committee-5833 After nearly 30 years of leadership in the battle against the chronic disease in Michigan, Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney will now play an expanded national role in shaping federal policy and guidelines aimed at lessening the impact of the genetically triggered blood disorder. During her 29 years as a passionate clinician specializing in treating Detroit-area children with sickle cell disease (SCD) at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC, Wanda Whitten-Shurney, M.D., has worked relentlessly to help kids and their families manage the chronic ailment while enjoying healthier, more active lives. Now she’s being recognized for her long career as a pediatric... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/29/detroit-pediatrician-awarded-seat-on-national-sickle-cell-disease-advisory-committee-5833 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, April 1 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-1-5831 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, April 1, 2016, in The Garage Conference Room at TechTown, 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10 a.m., Budget and Finance Committee at 10:30 a.m. and Student Affairs Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-1-5831 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Michigan Notable Books author Sara Kosiba discusses 'What Happens' by John Hermann April 14 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/michigan-notable-books-author-sara-kosiba-lecturediscussion-of-what-happens-by-john-hermann-at-wayne-states-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-5832 MEDIA ADVISORY: WHAT: “What Happens” was originally published in France in 1926 and seized by U.S. Customs for violating the 1922 Tariff Act, which banned the importing of obscene materials from foreign countries; the novel has never been published in the United States, until now. Born in 1900, John Herrmann is known as Lansing, Michigan’s most forgotten author. Herrmann came from a successful Lansing family that owned John Herrmann’s Sons, the largest bespoke tailor in the state.  Sara Kosiba is an associate professor of English at Troy University in Alabama. Her research specializes in 20th century Midwestern writers, including figures... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/28/michigan-notable-books-author-sara-kosiba-lecturediscussion-of-what-happens-by-john-hermann-at-wayne-states-david-adamany-undergraduate-library-5832 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Yamasaki Lecture Series presents “Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design” on April 14 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/yamasaki-lecture-series-presents-ralph-rapson-sixty-years-of-modern-design-on-april-14-5829 Join us for a public lecture by Richard (Rip) Rapson, the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation in Detroit and the son of designer Ralph Rapson. Richard Rapson is the former president of the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis. He was a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Don Fraser (MN) and served as Minneapolis’ deputy mayor. He was also named a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Design Center for American Urban Studies. Ralph Rapson (1914-2008) attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art. While there, he was greatly influenced by the work of Eliel Saarinen, as well as his fellow... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/yamasaki-lecture-series-presents-ralph-rapson-sixty-years-of-modern-design-on-april-14-5829 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society presents 'Urban Families: The American Dream in Crisis' https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5830 WHAT: Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, will examine why fewer American families from all backgrounds now have the opportunity for upward mobility — a topic explored in his most recent book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam has been consulted by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as leaders from around the world. The Sunday Times called him “the most influential academic in the world.” President Obama awarded Putnam the 2012 National Humanities Medal for “deepening our understanding of community in America.” WHEN:  10... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/25/wayne-state-universitys-forum-on-contemporary-issues-in-society-presents-urban-families-the-american-dream-in-crisis-5830 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Elevator Pitch Competition at RenCen sends Wayne State business students straight to the top https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/24/elevator-pitch-competition-at-ren-cen-sends-wayne-state-business-students-straight-to-the-top-5828 WHAT: While many of their classmates are tailgating for the Detroit Tigers’ home opener, a select group of Wayne State University business students will board a shuttle downtown — but they won’t be wearing baseball caps. Instead, they’ll be dressed to impress as they vie for $1,750 in scholarship money in the first-ever Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition, practicing their opening lines on Detroit executives in the Renaissance Center elevators. The students have 90 seconds — the time it takes to reach the Coach Insignia from the ground floor — to give an “elevator speech” about themselves,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/24/elevator-pitch-competition-at-ren-cen-sends-wayne-state-business-students-straight-to-the-top-5828 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State start-up, RetroSense Therapeutics, doses first patient in phase I/II RP clinical trial https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-start-up-retrosense-therapeutics-doses-first-patient-in-phase-iii-rp-clinical-trial-5825 DETROIT – A Wayne State University startup company announced today the first successful dosing of a patient in a clinical trial that is a major step forward for patients with vision challenges. RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, successfully dosed their first patient in the first clinical trial to evaluate the safety of RST-001. The study is titled “Phase I/IIa, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Study of Safety and Tolerability of Uniocular Intravitreal RST-001 in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).” RST-001 is designed to restore some vision in patients with RP, a genetic condition that leads to the progressive degeneration of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-start-up-retrosense-therapeutics-doses-first-patient-in-phase-iii-rp-clinical-trial-5825 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute to host 'Detroit 101' Tour April 20 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-20-5826 Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and conversation, from 2 to 8 p.m. on April 20. The information-packed afternoon will begin with a bus tour of Detroit neighborhoods and destinations, including Midtown, downtown, the riverfront, West Village, the Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, the Avenue of Fashion and Palmer Park. Participants will engage in conversation with community leaders along the route, including Ritchie Harrison (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy), Brittany Sanders (Belle Isle Conservancy), Vittoria Katanski (Hatch Detroit) and Kim Tandy (Mayor’s Office, Department of Neighborhoods). The interactive event will conclude with lunch and a group dialogue — "Your Detroit?... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-20-5826 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State President Wilson honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity's 2016 Giving Back award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-university-president-m-roy-wilson-honored-with-insight-into-diversitys-2016-giving-back-award-5827 Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has been given the 2016 Giving Back award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his work to propel underrepresented students toward science careers and increase the diversity of WSU’s campus, among other initiatives. Wilson will be featured, along with 26 other recipients, in the April 2016 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The award honors presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/23/wayne-state-university-president-m-roy-wilson-honored-with-insight-into-diversitys-2016-giving-back-award-5827 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Exhibit and panel discussion to explore Latino workers’ impact on the auto industry https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/22/exhibit-and-panel-discussion-to-explore-latino-workers-impact-on-the-auto-industry-5824 WHAT: Exhibit opening and panel discussion - "From the Margins to the Core: Latino Workers in the Nation’s Auto Industry" Exhibit – The Walter P. Reuther Library is hosting a new exhibit, on loan from Michigan State University, highlighting the voices of Latino workers and their impact on the auto industry. The exhibit draws from photographs, oral histories and other archival records.  Panel discussion – Exploring the contributions of Latino autoworkers from a variety of perspectives. Panelists include: •    Cindy Estrada, vice president, International Union, UAW •    Rubén Martinez, director, Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University •    Celso Duque,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/22/exhibit-and-panel-discussion-to-explore-latino-workers-impact-on-the-auto-industry-5824 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Levin Center at Wayne Law plans legal ethics discussion April 4 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/17/levin-center-at-wayne-law-plans-legal-ethics-discussion-april-4-5823 The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present “Mindful Lawyering: The Ethics of Knowing When to Say No” on Monday, April 4. In January, “60 Minutes” reported on an undercover investigation in which 16 New York lawyers were asked about helping a client hide questionably obtained money. Only one said “no.” How do lawyers keep their moral compass on true north when confronted with the pressures of their boss, their clients, their firm, making money? This panel will look at the “60 Minutes” case and discuss the complex issues when lawyers are involved in matters that challenge... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2016/03/17/levin-center-at-wayne-law-plans-legal-ethics-discussion-april-4-5823 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)