Wayne State University Public Relation https://wayne.edu/newsroom/ Wayne State University Public Relations News Releases en-US Wayne State University 2017 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:00:10 -0400 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:00:10 -0400 60 Name change for Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/21/name-change-for-wayne-state-universitys-school-of-library-and-information-science-6146 The School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University is changing its name to the School of Information Sciences (SIS). The change was approved by the Wayne State Board of Governors in June and reflects the expanded coursework and degree options offered by the school, including a forthcoming master of science in information management. "The name School of Information Sciences more accurately describes the broad range of academic coursework we offer," explained Associate Dean and Professor Stephen Bajjaly. "It encompasses the full range of information professions and reflects the reality that the degree programs we provide encompass a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/21/name-change-for-wayne-state-universitys-school-of-library-and-information-science-6146 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Zebrafish facility to fight childhood leukemia is up and swimming https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/17/zebrafish-facility-to-fight-childhood-leukemia-up-and-swimming-6145 WHAT:    Wayne State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new zebrafish aquatic housing system in the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) which was funded by Kids Without Cancer through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.   WHO:      The following individuals will be speaking at the event, and are available for interview following the ceremony: Jack D. Sobel, M.D., Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine Nick Consiglio, President, Kids Without Cancer Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Jeffrey Taub, M.D., Division Chief, Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Ryan Thummel,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/17/zebrafish-facility-to-fight-childhood-leukemia-up-and-swimming-6145 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Cyclists to ride Detroit in Wayne State University's annual Baroudeur https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/16/media-advisory-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-state-universitys-annual-baroudeur-6143 What: More than 1,000 people will ride in Wayne State University's third annual urban cycling event, The Baroudeur (bah-roo-DUHR), through Detroit and a dozen surrounding communities. The ride includes distances of 20, 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. Media is invited to cover the entire day's activities,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/16/media-advisory-cyclists-to-ride-detroit-in-wayne-state-universitys-annual-baroudeur-6143 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography, combined with color Doppler, offers greater detection of prenatal heart abnormalities https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/15/fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-combined-with-color-doppler-offers-greater-detection-of-prenatal-heart-abnormalities-6144 A new study published today indicates that combining color Doppler with a new intelligent navigation echocardiography technology developed at the National Institutes of Health’s Perinatology Research Branch at Wayne State University provides improved accuracy in prenatal detection of congenital heart disease, the leading cause of infant mortality due to congenital anomalies. Congenital heart disease affects nearly 1 percent – approximately 40,000 cases per year – of births in the United States alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition gained widespread attention in April when Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” made public... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/15/fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-combined-with-color-doppler-offers-greater-detection-of-prenatal-heart-abnormalities-6144 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne States celebrates Perinatology Research Branch’s 25th anniversary https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/wsu-celebrates-perinatology-research-branchs-25th-anniversary-with-aug-15-celebration-6141 Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Perinatology Research Branch with three days of special on-campus events. Festivities will begin the evening of Aug. 15 with a gathering at the Brush Mall, the outdoor area between Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Harper University Hospital. The reception is open to the full School of Medicine and university communities. Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center will host the celebration, which begins at 7:30 p.m., in Brush Mall. The event will feature music and desserts. “Wayne State University is proud to host the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/wsu-celebrates-perinatology-research-branchs-25th-anniversary-with-aug-15-celebration-6141 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) 38 Michigan elementary schools awarded Building Healthy Communities grant to promote healthy eating and physical activity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/38-michigan-elementary-schools-awarded-building-healthy-communities-grant-to-promote-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-6142 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and the Center for Health & Community Impact at Wayne State University combine expertise and resources in an effort to establish the knowledge and behaviors needed in children for living a healthy lifestyle. More than 16,000 Michigan elementary school students will benefit from a school transformation that seeks to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The Building Healthy Communities Program is built on a comprehensive philosophy under which healthy eating and physical activity opportunities are embedded throughout the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/10/38-michigan-elementary-schools-awarded-building-healthy-communities-grant-to-promote-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-6142 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State to welcome more than 1,800 students to Midtown campus Aug. 26-27 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-6139 What: Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood will have more than 1,800 new residents, as Wayne State University welcomes students to its residence halls on Aug. 26 and 27. “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 welcome to attend from 10 a.m. to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/media-advisory-wayne-state-to-welcome-more-than-1800-students-to-midtown-campus-this-weekend-6139 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ anniversary gala launches annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/wayne-state-universitys-center-for-latinoa-and-latin-american-studies-anniversary-gala-kicks-off-the-universitys-annual-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-6140 At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the Wayne State University Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) will hold its 46th anniversary celebration. At this gala event, alumni and corporate, civic and community stakeholders will come together to support excellence, diversity and equity in higher education while raising funds to award scholarships to Wayne State students. The annual Gala and Celebración marks the beginning of WSU’s observance of the National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15 through Oct. 15), which coincides with the independence of several Latin American and Caribbean countries, and honors the many contributions of the LatinX community... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/08/wayne-state-universitys-center-for-latinoa-and-latin-american-studies-anniversary-gala-kicks-off-the-universitys-annual-hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-6140 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Revitalization Fellows announces new cohort https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/detroit-revitalization-fellows-announces-new-cohort-6137 The Detroit Revitalization Fellows has announced its 2017-19 cohort, which will bring talent from across the United States to 19 civic, community and economic development organizations in Detroit. The fellowships begin today. The Fellows, all midcareer professionals, were selected from a highly competitive national pool of more than 350 applicants. They come from Detroit, throughout Michigan and across the United States. They will begin two-year appointments with Detroit organizations following three weeks of immersive learning and team-building. This is the fourth cohort of Detroit Revitalization Fellows. They join 67 Fellows who have participated in three successive two-year cohorts since the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/detroit-revitalization-fellows-announces-new-cohort-6137 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne Law welcomes new director of Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/wayne-law-welcomes-new-director-of-asylum-and-immigration-law-clinic-6138 Sabrina Balgamwalla has joined the faculty of Wayne State University Law School as an assistant (clinical) professor and director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic. The clinic’s former director, Associate Professor Rachel Settlage, was recently promoted to director of Clinical Education. “We are thrilled to have Sabrina on board as director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic,” said Interim Dean Lance Gable. “Her background in immigration law and experience supervising the Immigrant Rights section of the law clinic at the University of North Dakota School of Law make her a unique asset to our clinical education program.” Balgamwalla’s... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/07/wayne-law-welcomes-new-director-of-asylum-and-immigration-law-clinic-6138 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore new ways to harvest solar energy https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/04/wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-new-ways-to-harvest-solar-energy-6136 A Wayne State University researcher has received a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to converting plentiful solar energy into electricity or fuel. Scientists around the world are interested in ways to take wasted, unused energy and convert it into useful energy supplies. Stephanie Brock, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is investigating how to “harvest” light and turn it into electrons that can power a circuit or convert a molecule into a chemical fuel — a problem that has been particularly challenging to researchers. In her... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/04/wayne-state-receives-nsf-grant-to-explore-new-ways-to-harvest-solar-energy-6136 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) David Tarver named senior counselor for innovation and entrepreneurship at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/01/david-tarver-named-senior-counselor-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-at-wayne-state-university-6135 David Tarver has been named senior counselor to the provost for innovation and entrepreneurship at Wayne State University. In his role, Tarver will provide guidance and overall strategic direction to the university in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, provide administration to the Wayne State University Hub — a campuswide initiative designed to foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship — and augment existing efforts in the various schools and colleges, student groups and other activities around the university and to ensure that Wayne State has access to best-in-class innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities. This is a new position at WSU and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/08/01/david-tarver-named-senior-counselor-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-at-wayne-state-university-6135 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine’s oldest alum turns 106 this week https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/school-of-medicines-oldest-alum-turns-106-this-week-6133 The United States in 1937 was clawing its way through the Great Depression. Charlie Gehringer’s .371 batting average led the Detroit Tigers, a sit-down strike at the General Motors plant in Flint, Mich., brought the United Auto Workers newfound strength, and aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world. That same year, bread cost nine cents a loaf, a pound of hamburger was 12 cents and a gallon of gas went for 10 cents – that’s if you had the money. Even though the first Social Security... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/school-of-medicines-oldest-alum-turns-106-this-week-6133 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and others to offer free vaccinations on Aug. 26 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-henry-ford-health-system-and-others-to-offer-free-vaccinations-on-aug-26-6134 WHAT: Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — in collaboration with Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Henry Ford Health System, the City of Detroit Health Department, and Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition — is offering free immunizations to children 18 years old and younger. In addition, there will be some vaccines available for adults as well, including Tdap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, HPV, and MMR. Adults must be uninsured and/or meet certain criteria. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 WHERE: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church parking lot at 2080 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/27/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-henry-ford-health-system-and-others-to-offer-free-vaccinations-on-aug-26-6134 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.9 million NSF grant prepares Wayne State students for leadership positions addressing postindustrial urban challenges https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/wayne-state-receives-29-million-nsf-research-traineeship-grant-6131 DETROIT – On July 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation announced awards totaling $51 million to 17 projects that will develop and implement bold, new and potentially transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A team of Wayne State University faculty led by Donna Kashian, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was the only university in Michigan to receive an award from this program. The five-year, $2,999,976 grant, “NRT: Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training (T-RUST),” will train master's and doctoral students to work with communities,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/wayne-state-receives-29-million-nsf-research-traineeship-grant-6131 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Jason Booza appointed assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for Wayne State University School of Medicine https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/jason-booza-appointed-assistant-dean-of-continuous-quality-improvement-and-compliance-for-wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-6132 Jason Booza, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Booza, of Clinton Township, Mich., will direct the newly-created Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, which is responsible for the School of Medicine’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process. The office also will monitor the quality of programs within undergraduate medical education programs and facilitate quality improvement projects. “It is a privilege to serve the Wayne State University School of Medicine in this new position,” Booza said. “As the school continues to undergo transformative change,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/26/jason-booza-appointed-assistant-dean-of-continuous-quality-improvement-and-compliance-for-wayne-state-university-school-of-medicine-6132 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.8 million NIH grant to research and work toward improved cholera treatments https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-receives-18-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-work-toward-improved-cholera-treatments-6128 DETROIT – The human pathogen Vibrio cholerae – or V. cholerae – causes cholera, an infectious and often fatal disease of the small intestine. The disease is prevalent in infected water supplies — particularly in developing countries — and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Many who contract cholera have mild symptoms that are easily treated with oral rehydration solutions, but severe cases require rapid treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Cholera remains a global threat to public health, with nearly 4 million cases diagnosed and over 100,000 deaths per year. With the help of a five-year, $1.8 million grant from... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-receives-18-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-work-toward-improved-cholera-treatments-6128 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State among 15 universities nationwide selected to gather data about Ph.D. career pathways https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-among-15-universities-nationwide-selected-to-gather-data-about-phd-career-pathways-6129 Wayne State University has been selected by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to participate in a collective effort to gather and use data about the careers of Ph.D. students and alumni. WSU was chosen along with 15 other institutions/consortia to receive an $80,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support data collection about Ph.D. careers in STEM and humanities fields. In addition to Wayne State, the other institutions chosen include the University of Notre Dame, Brown University, the University of California system, Arizona State University and Texas A&M University. “Career diversity is... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/wayne-state-among-15-universities-nationwide-selected-to-gather-data-about-phd-career-pathways-6129 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) New study brings an evolutionary perspective to the study of reproduction https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/new-study-brings-an-evolutionary-perspective-to-the-study-of-reproduction-6130 DETROIT – A new study released today in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes the important role in inflammation in the process of embryo implantation, which is key for natural conception, as well as for women with infertility undergoing assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization. Such technologies represent the most frequent treatment for female infertility, which affects 10 percent of women in the United States. The authors, including Roberto Romero, M.D., chief of the Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at Wayne State University,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/24/new-study-brings-an-evolutionary-perspective-to-the-study-of-reproduction-6130 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH grant to research and find treatments for genetic disease that causes blindness https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-find-treatments-for-genetic-disease-that-causes-blindness-6126 DETROIT – A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter – myelin – in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat. LD and gLE disrupt the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath, which insulates nerve cells. LD and gLE affect motor and sensory systems,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/wayne-state-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-research-and-find-treatments-for-genetic-disease-that-causes-blindness-6126 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Institute of Gerontology researcher gets top citation honors for 2006 publication https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/institute-of-gerontology-researcher-gets-top-citation-honors-for-2006-publication-6127 DETROIT – Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, is first author of a journal article deemed a “classic” due to its high number of citations in the past 10 years. The paper has been cited 2,600 times, putting it at the top of Google Scholar neurology papers. Papers become classics when they present new research and their significance over the past decade has stood the test of time, according to Google Scholar. Damoiseaux’s paper, “Consistent Resting State Networks across Healthy Subjects,” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/21/institute-of-gerontology-researcher-gets-top-citation-honors-for-2006-publication-6127 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University’s Dr. Sonia Hassan selected as national health care leader https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/20/wayne-state-universitys-dr-sonia-hassan-selected-as-national-health-care-leader-6125 The Washington, D.C.-based organization The Aspen Institute has selected Sonia Hassan, M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health, as a national health care leader for its third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization and a global forum for leaders established in 1949. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Health Innovators Fellowship Program was created in 2015 to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/20/wayne-state-universitys-dr-sonia-hassan-selected-as-national-health-care-leader-6125 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $2.8 million grant allows Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University to continue its mission https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/19/28-million-grant-allows-michigan-developmental-disabilities-institute-at-wayne-state-university-to-continue-its-mission-6124 DETROIT — Michigan residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, along with their families, can look forward to five more years of service from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University. MI-DDI has been awarded a $2.8 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living to develop and advance the transfer of research and knowledge in the disability field from the university setting to communities across Michigan, the nation and the world. This funding federally designates the institute as Michigan’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Such centers were created... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/19/28-million-grant-allows-michigan-developmental-disabilities-institute-at-wayne-state-university-to-continue-its-mission-6124 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $1.9 million NIH grant received to study bacterial endophthalmitis https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/18/wayne-state-university-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-study-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6123 DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Bacterial Endophthalmitis.” Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery, or that spread through the bloodstream from a distant infection site. Despite appropriate therapeutic intervention, bacterial endophthalmitis often results in vision loss and sometimes requires surgical removal of the eye. The study, led by Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, anatomy... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/18/wayne-state-university-receives-19-million-nih-grant-to-study-bacterial-endophthalmitis-6123 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Ford Motor Company Fund awards $50,000 for David DiChiera Scholarship at Wayne State University https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/14/ford-motor-company-fund-awards-50000-for-david-dichiera-scholarship-in-vocal-performance-and-related-music-programs-at-wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-6122 DETROIT – In honor of David DiChiera, founder and artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Ford Motor Company Fund and the MOT have established a $50,000 scholarship fund for aspiring music students at Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. The David DiChiera Scholarship Award grants a $10,000 annual scholarship to assist a student enrolled in the vocal performance programs or related music programs at CFPCA. The scholarship program will run for five years. “Wayne State University is delighted to help preserve the legacy of David DiChiera through this scholarship program. We are thankful to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/14/ford-motor-company-fund-awards-50000-for-david-dichiera-scholarship-in-vocal-performance-and-related-music-programs-at-wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-6122 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives DOD award to study genetic factors impacting type 2 diabetes in obesity https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/11/wayne-state-receives-dod-award-to-study-genetic-factors-impacting-type-2-diabetes-in-obesity-6121 DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher has received an 18-month, $308,000 Discovery Award from the Department of Defense for a clinical research study that will develop a better understanding of the heterogeneity of diabetes in obesity and improve therapy in veterans and others with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is rising at an alarming rate in both general and military veteran populations. It is the most common endocrine disease, and causes severe health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and more. The disease kills more Americans yearly than breast cancer and AIDS combined, and imposes... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/11/wayne-state-receives-dod-award-to-study-genetic-factors-impacting-type-2-diabetes-in-obesity-6121 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Institute of Gerontology director honored for improving the lives of older adults https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/10/institute-of-gerontology-director-honored-for-improving-the-lives-of-older-adults-6120 DETROIT – Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, has won the 2017 Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for programs and practices that improve the lives of older adults. The award is singular in its emphasis on applied gerontology, for which Lichtenberg’s 33-year career is particularly well suited. “Powell Lawton was a role model for me,” Lichtenberg said. “All of my research, assessment and training programs are oriented toward providing a direct benefit to older adults, many of them underrepresented and vulnerable.” The American Psychological Association Division 20 will present the award at its... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/10/institute-of-gerontology-director-honored-for-improving-the-lives-of-older-adults-6120 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State introduces 100 Iraqi students to United States https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/07/wayne-state-introduces-100-iraqi-students-to-united-states-6119 Who: 100 Iraqi students in the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by World Learning, worldlearning.org. What: IYLEP is a four-week summer exchange program that brings English-speaking Iraqi students to the U.S. to learn about leadership development, civic rights and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and community engagement. Students must implement a service project in their community when they return home. IYLEP students were selected for this highly competitive, national program after a vigorous application and review process. The group includes Sunni, Shia and Kurdish Iraqi high school students who do not... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/07/wayne-state-introduces-100-iraqi-students-to-united-states-6119 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives NIH award to study genetic factors that impact benefit of exercise https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/03/wayne-state-receives-nih-award-to-study-genetic-factors-that-impact-benefit-of-exercise-6118 DETROIT – A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila.” Exercise is an important and low-cost treatment that improves metabolic health and protects against age-related diseases. While simple in theory, many people are unable to perform an endurance exercise regimen due to illness, disability, advanced age or a work schedule that enforces sedentary behavior. In addition, humans... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/07/03/wayne-state-receives-nih-award-to-study-genetic-factors-that-impact-benefit-of-exercise-6118 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State to develop online parent-training program for addressing challenging behaviors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/27/wayne-state-to-develop-online-parent-training-program-for-addressing-challenging-behaviors-6117 DETROIT – Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for addressing young children’s challenging behaviors. There are a number of effective training programs for parents of children who have disruptive behavior disorders. However, the reach of these programs is limited due to lack of access and limited parental motivation. The newly funded grant, “Pediatric Motivational mHealth Parent Training for Child Disruptive Behaviors,” aims to address this issue by developing technology-based solutions that can be accessed in primary care facilities and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/27/wayne-state-to-develop-online-parent-training-program-for-addressing-challenging-behaviors-6117 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Kathryn Wildfong appointed interim director of Wayne State University Press https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/kathryn-wildfong-appointed-interim-director-of-wayne-state-university-press-6109 Kathryn Wildfong has been appointed to a two-year term as interim director of Wayne State University Press, effective June 19. She replaces Jane Ferreyra, who will be pursuing new opportunities following more than 14 years as director. Wildfong, formerly the associate director and editor-in-chief at Wayne State University Press, developed the Press’s extensive list of books in regional nonfiction and Jewish studies. She has worked at the Press since 1984, beginning as a part-time copy editor and proofreader while a graduate student in the English department. She is a resident of Ferndale, Michigan. Hired full time in 1987 as a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/kathryn-wildfong-appointed-interim-director-of-wayne-state-university-press-6109 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professor wins lifetime achievement award for research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/wayne-state-professor-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-for-research-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6116 DETROIT – John Hannigan, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and of psychology at Wayne State University, and jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, won the 2017 Henry Rosett Award for substantial contributions to the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The FASD Study Group, an affiliate of the Research Society on Alcoholism, chose Hannigan based on his contributions toward understanding the causes, risk factors and potential interventions for FASD. Hannigan will be a featured speaker at the FASD Study Group’s annual meeting in Denver. “This is a special honor because the people who won this award in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/26/wayne-state-professor-wins-lifetime-achievement-award-for-research-on-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-6116 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University board approves 2018 budget; increases tuition below state restraint cap https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/23/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2018-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-6115 DETROIT — Wayne State University's Board of Governors today approved a general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2018 that calls for a tuition increase of 3.75 percent and keeps the increase to $16.00 or less per credit hour for all undergraduate students. The increase is below the state's tuition restraint cap. The overall operating budget includes a 3.75 percent increase in financial aid bringing Wayne State’s institutionally funded financial aid to $74.2 million –— an increase of more than 150 percent since 2007. More than 13 percent of Wayne State students have their tuition and fees fully funded through... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/23/wayne-state-university-board-approves-2018-budget-increases-tuition-below-state-restraint-cap-6115 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, June 23 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-23-6111 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Room BC 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 Budget and Finance Committee at 10 a.m., Academic Affairs Committee at 10:45 a.m., and 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 accessed... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-june-23-6111 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University receives $300K grant for suicide prevention initiative https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-receives-300k-grant-for-suicide-prevention-initiative-6112 Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. The grant will be used for WSU’s Suicide Prevention Initiative that seeks to develop an infrastructure of education, training and dissemination of suicide prevention information to faculty, staff, students and their families. Wayne State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), College of Nursing, Campus Health Center and School of Social Work collaborated on the grant proposal. As part of the initiative, a full-time suicide prevention coordinator will be hired and nearly 4,000 people across the university will participate in the three-year project. Other key... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/20/wayne-state-university-receives-300k-grant-for-suicide-prevention-initiative-6112 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $1.9M NIH grant to develop novel therapy for corneal bacterial infection https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-therapy-for-corneal-bacterial-infection-6110 DETROIT – Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) — a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation — in bacterial keratitis  –  an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria  —  as well as to identify new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies. According to the research team led by Shunbin Xu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and anatomy and cell biology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA)-induced keratitis is one... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/15/wayne-state-receives-19-m-nih-grant-to-develop-novel-therapy-for-corneal-bacterial-infection-6110 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) StoryCorps, the groundbreaking oral history project, returns to Detroit on June 29 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/14/storycorps-the-groundbreaking-oral-history-project-returns-to-detroit-on-june-29-6108 StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Detroit from June 29 to July 28, 2017 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded. StoryCorps has partnered with WDET 101.9, Detroit's public radio station, a community service of Wayne State University, to collect interviews with residents in the Detroit area. WDET will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/14/storycorps-the-groundbreaking-oral-history-project-returns-to-detroit-on-june-29-6108 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute research team receive NIH funding to expand imaging technology to guide cancer treatment https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/13/wayne-state-universitykarmanos-cancer-institute-research-team-receive-nih-funding-to-expand-imaging-technology-to-guide-cancer-treatment-6107 DETROIT – A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in cancer therapy. PET imaging is a common tool used in cancer diagnosis. Wei-Zen Wei, Ph.D., the Herrick Chair of Cancer Research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of oncology and immunology and microbiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, along with Nerissa Viola-Villegas, Ph.D., assistant professor of oncology in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/13/wayne-state-universitykarmanos-cancer-institute-research-team-receive-nih-funding-to-expand-imaging-technology-to-guide-cancer-treatment-6107 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) CitizenDetroit chosen as Knight Challenge winner for young-voter program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/citizendetroit-chosen-as-knight-challenge-winner-for-young-voter-program-6105 CitizenDetroit, a program of Wayne State University, was recently selected as one of 33 winners of the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge for its project, “Happy 18th Birthday! Local Citizenship Kit.” The challenge attracted more than 4,500 ideas to transform the 26 communities where the John S. Knight and James L. Knight Foundation invests into more vibrant places to live and work. Innovators were asked to submit their best idea to make cities more successful. “Happy 18th Birthday! Local Citizenship Kit” celebrates Detroiters becoming eligible to vote by sending them a local citizenship kit in the mail on their 18th birthday.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/citizendetroit-chosen-as-knight-challenge-winner-for-young-voter-program-6105 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) CFPCA ‘Be Inspired’ recruitment video receives Emmy Award https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/cfpca-be-inspired-recruitment-video-receives-emmy-award-6106 Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA), in collaboration with University Television, received a Michigan National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy award for the college’s “Be Inspired” recruitment video at the 39th Emmy awards ceremony on Saturday, June 10. The event was held at the Sound Board theatre at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit. “I’m so proud of the college and alumni who worked to create this wonderful video,” said CFPCA Dean Matthew Seeger. “They clearly demonstrated the creativity that defines our college.” The Michigan Emmy represents the most experienced and talented television professionals... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/12/cfpca-be-inspired-recruitment-video-receives-emmy-award-6106 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $3.05M NIH award to improve diabetes care in youth https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/08/wayne-state-receives-305m-nih-award-to-improve-diabetes-care-in-youth-6104 DETROIT – A Wayne State University research team will embark on a five-year, multicenter trial focused on helping parents engage in effective parenting to assist their diabetic adolescents complete their daily care. The intervention will be delivered on a tablet computer during visits to the diabetes clinic for routine care. The study is aimed at African American youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, as these adolescents are at higher risk for poor diabetes management and metabolic control. The $3.05 million grant, “Effectiveness trial of an E-health intervention to support diabetes care in minority youth,” funded by the National Institute of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/08/wayne-state-receives-305m-nih-award-to-improve-diabetes-care-in-youth-6104 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Upward Bound program awarded $3.4 million grant https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-upward-bound-program-awarded-34-million-grant-6102 The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO was recently awarded a five-year, $3,453,083 grant for the Upward Bound program.  Upward Bound recently celebrated 50 years of distinguished service to low-income and first-generation youth in Detroit. The program successfully increases the rates at which low-income and first-generation students graduate high school, having completed a rigorous program of study, enrolled in postsecondary education and completed a baccalaureate degree. It achieves its objectives through the use of evidence-based activities and services designed to prepare bright and motivated students from Detroit Community Schools for success in secondary and postsecondary education. The Summer Component... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-upward-bound-program-awarded-34-million-grant-6102 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Jon E. Cawthorne dean of School of Library and Information Science and the University Libraries https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-names-jon-e-cawthorne-dean-of-school-of-library-and-information-science-6103 Jon E. Cawthorne has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the University Libraries, ending a national search to replace retiring dean Sandra Yee. He will begin at Wayne State on Aug. 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Provost Keith Whitfield. “The search committee, faculty and staff were impressed with Jon’s background, experience and knowledge,” Whitfield said. “I am sure that his passion, intelligence and leadership across academic, public and special libraries will greatly benefit the SLIS. This is a kind of a homecoming for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/06/wayne-state-university-names-jon-e-cawthorne-dean-of-school-of-library-and-information-science-6103 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State awarded over $460K from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/wayne-state-awarded-over-460k-from-the-michigan-health-endowment-fund-6100 DETROIT – Three research teams at Wayne State University recently received grants totaling $460,305 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for projects aimed at improving the health of children and seniors in Michigan. Overall, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund awarded $8 million to 55 projects through the Health Fund’s Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles and Community Health Impact programs. "We are thrilled to partner with WSU on the Community Health Pipeline project, which will empower today’s youth to lead Detroit into a future that is more food secure and healthier for all residents,” said Laurie Solotorow, senior program officer for the Michigan Health Endowment... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/wayne-state-awarded-over-460k-from-the-michigan-health-endowment-fund-6100 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Mike Ilitch School of Business launches executive master’s degree in automotive supply chain https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-executive-masters-degree-in-automotive-supply-chain-6101 The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new executive master of science in automotive supply chain management to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The program is slated to begin in fall 2017. The degree is focused on the automotive industry and other industries with complex manufacturing. This unique program is offered in the heart of the auto industry and will be attractive to both international and North American students. This 31-credit program is designed for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree who want to progress in the dynamic field of supply chain management... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/06/01/mike-ilitch-school-of-business-launches-executive-masters-degree-in-automotive-supply-chain-6101 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Sean Anderson Foundation donates $15K for Wayne State’s HIGH Program https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/31/sean-anderson-foundation-donates-15k-for-wayne-states-high-program-6099 The Sean Anderson Foundation has donated $15,000 to benefit Wayne State University’s 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. This is the second gift from the Sean Anderson Foundation in support of the HIGH Program. In 2016, the foundation created a $25,000 endowment for the program, exemplifying 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. “It’s such a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/31/sean-anderson-foundation-donates-15k-for-wayne-states-high-program-6099 Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Peter and Karen Frade commit $1.25 million for health science students at Wayne State https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/30/peter-and-karen-frade-commit-125-million-for-health-science-students-at-wayne-state-6098 Wayne State University alumni and faculty members Peter and Karen Frade have pledged a planned gift of nearly $1.25 million to support students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS). The gift will strengthen the Karen L. and Peter D. Frade Endowed Scholarship, established in 2012 to support students in Wayne State’s pathologists’ assistant program. The program prepares graduates for careers in surgical and autopsy pathology. The first recipient of the enhanced Frade Endowed Scholarship was honored at the college’s scholarship luncheon on May 17. “The students in the pathologists’ assistant program have been a delight... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/30/peter-and-karen-frade-commit-125-million-for-health-science-students-at-wayne-state-6098 Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University names Richard Bierschbach new dean of its law school https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-university-names-richard-bierschbach-new-dean-of-its-law-school-6096 Richard Bierschbach has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University Law School, ending a seven-month national search to replace former dean Jocelyn Benson. He will begin at Wayne State on Aug. 17, 2017. The announcement was made by Provost Keith Whitfield. "The search committee worked very hard and diligently from a large pool of exceptional candidates,” Whitfield said. “In the end, Richard's many strengths made it clear that he would make a great next leader of the Law School." Bierschbach comes to Wayne State from Cardozo School of Law and Yeshiva University in New York,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-university-names-richard-bierschbach-new-dean-of-its-law-school-6096 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State professors receive $500K from NSF to enhance computational research https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-professors-receive-500k-from-nsf-to-enhance-computational-research-6097 Jeffrey Potoff DETROIT – A team of researchers from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for its research project, SSE: Development of a High-Performance Parallel Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulation Engine. “Molecular dynamics codes that utilize parallel computation on CPUs and GPUs [graphics processing units] are relatively well developed; however, there are a number of problems that cannot be simulated with this methodology,” said Jeffrey Potoff, Ph.D., co-principal investigator of the project and associate dean for academic and student affairs and professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering. “Problems... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/25/wayne-state-professors-receive-500k-from-nsf-to-enhance-computational-research-6097 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Psychiatry’s Dr. David Rosenberg talks child and adolescent internet addiction on TV’s ‘20/20’ https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/17/psychiatrys-dr-david-rosenberg-talks-child-and-adolescent-internet-addiction-on-tvs-2020-6095 ABC television and “20/20” program co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas turned to Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Professor and Chair David Rosenberg, M.D., for insight into the effects of compulsive internet device use on the child and adolescent brain for an episode expected to air May 19 at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Compulsive internet use is increasingly common, he said. “Internet addiction in children and adolescents is a growing problem and part of our culture. The internet is a wonderful servant, but a cruel and crippling master,” Rosenberg said. “There is some debate in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/17/psychiatrys-dr-david-rosenberg-talks-child-and-adolescent-internet-addiction-on-tvs-2020-6095 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University opens Detroit's first Geology Mineral Museum https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/16/wayne-state-university-opens-detroits-first-geology-mineral-museum-6094 From a collection of minerals once owned by Thomas Edison to a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite you can hold in the palm of your hand, eons of geological history will be on display at Wayne State University’s new Geology Mineral Museum — the first of its kind in Detroit. The museum, located on the lower level of Old Main, opens to the public on May 19 and will showcase some of the rarest items in Wayne State’s collection of thousands of geological specimens. Each of the 350 artifacts in the museum has a story to tell. The Edison collection alone contains... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/16/wayne-state-university-opens-detroits-first-geology-mineral-museum-6094 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University, American Heart Association to host Detroit Heart Walk to raise funds for cardiovascular research and outreach https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/15/wayne-state-university-american-heart-association-to-host-detroit-heart-walk-to-raise-funds-for-cardiovascular-research-outreach-6093 The Southeast Michigan American Heart Association is set to host the Detroit Heart Walk on May 20 at 8 a.m. at Wayne State University. The walk is free, and participants are encouraged to register. Events like the Heart Walk help raise the necessary funds to continue life-saving research and education. The walk features a timed 5K, kid’s zone, fitness activities and family friendly entertainment. “Our goal is to improve cardiovascular health by 20 percent and reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020,” said Beth Collins, Detroit Heart Walk Vice President.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/15/wayne-state-university-american-heart-association-to-host-detroit-heart-walk-to-raise-funds-for-cardiovascular-research-outreach-6093 Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses celebrates graduation of 80 Southeast Michigan small-business owners https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-80-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-6091 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit celebrates the graduation of 80 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 event takes place on Wednesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. at Wayne State University’s St. Andrew’s Hall, 918 Ludington Mall (Anthony Wayne Dr. & W. Warren Ave.), Detroit. 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.  The program is active in urban... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/goldman-sachs-10000-small-businesses-celebrates-graduation-of-80-southeast-michigan-small-business-owners-6091 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Discussion scheduled with human rights champion Albie Sachs, May 15 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/discussion-scheduled-with-human-rights-champion-albie-sachs-may-15-6092 WHAT: “A Conversation with Judge Albie Sachs” Detroit civil rights attorney Bill Goodman will interview his personal friend, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Albie Sachs, about his extraordinary life as a human rights activist in South Africa. Sachs was a major architect of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution and is recognized globally as a champion of human rights. Today, he continues his crusade for equality and justice by sharing with audiences around the world about his experience healing a divided nation. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (doors open), 11 a.m. (program begins), Monday, May 15, 2017 WHERE: Undergraduate Library, Bernath Auditorium, 5155 Gullen... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/12/discussion-scheduled-with-human-rights-champion-albie-sachs-may-15-6092 Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) University researchers continue investigation of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/09/university-researchers-continue-investigation-of-legionnaires-disease-in-genesee-county-6090 Note: Wayne State professor Shawn McElmurry and University of Michigan professor Nancy Love will be discussing these topics with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver today at 6:30 p.m. on WFLT 1420 AM Flint Radio.  A research team led by Wayne State University is sharing findings from testing last fall and will resume sampling Flint water in June. In partnership with the City of Flint, Genesee County Health Department, Genesee County Medical Society as well as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, researchers are working to understand and reduce the incidence of Legionnaires’ and other infectious respiratory diseases in Genesee... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/09/university-researchers-continue-investigation-of-legionnaires-disease-in-genesee-county-6090 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, presenting “Polish Jewry Today: Fact and Fiction, May 21 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/04/rabbi-michael-schudrich-chief-rabbi-of-poland-presenting-polish-jewry-today-fact-and-fiction-may-21-6089 WHAT: Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Guy Stern Endowment in Exile and Holocaust Studies present “Polish Jewry Today: Fact and Fiction,” featuring Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland. WHEN: 10:30 A.M., Sunday, May 21, 2017 WHERE: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MICH. 48334 MORE INFO: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, more than 3 million Polish Jews became victims of the Holocaust. They were systematically hunted, deported and murdered. After World War II, returning Polish Jews found a very hostile environment. Many left or refused to return. Of those who... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/04/rabbi-michael-schudrich-chief-rabbi-of-poland-presenting-polish-jewry-today-fact-and-fiction-may-21-6089 Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University commencement ceremonies celebrate class of 2017, May 9-10 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/03/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2017-may-9-10-6088 More than 4,000 Wayne State University students have applied for graduation, concluding the university's 149th academic year. The spring 2017 commencement will feature six ceremonies over two days on Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, in Detroit. During the 9 a.m. ceremony on May 9, an honorary doctor of laws degree will be bestowed upon Charles Gilchrist Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church since 1969. Adams is being recognized for his continued commitment to the spiritual growth and development of the church and his service to Detroit. A native Detroiter and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/03/wayne-state-university-commencement-ceremonies-celebrate-class-of-2017-may-9-10-6088 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State receives $7.5 million NIH renewal for environmental center https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/02/wayne-state-receives-75-nih-renewal-for-environmental-center-6086 Melissa Runge-Morris DETROIT – Wayne State University received notice from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health of the $7.5 million renewal for five years of the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES). The previous NIH grant for CURES totaled $2.4 million for three years. CURES — one of 22 P30 Core Centers funded by NIEHS — is situated in the heart of Detroit, with the goal of understanding the integrated health impacts of environmental exposures to complex chemical and non-chemical contaminants in Detroit’s urban landscape. CURES is focused on establishing a... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/02/wayne-state-receives-75-nih-renewal-for-environmental-center-6086 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University kicks off Detroit Startup Week with the Third Annual HackWSU event, May 19-21 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/02/wayne-state-university-kicks-off-detroit-startup-week-with-the-third-annual-hackwsu-event-may-19-21-6087 Wayne State University is hosting its third annual hackathon: HackWSU 2017, May 19-21. The event is sponsored by Wayne State's entrepreneurial resource office, Innovation Warriors and is being powered by AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hackathon organizers, and the local Detroit tech community.  During the three-day weekend, Wayne State will turn into a computer programming hub where beginner, intermediate and advanced hackers will come to learn, compete and develop software, or hardware projects. Mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT), web applications, robotics, drones, and all things “tech” will be worked on by the participants. There will be seasoned... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/02/wayne-state-university-kicks-off-detroit-startup-week-with-the-third-annual-hackwsu-event-may-19-21-6087 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Integrative Biosciences Center Named 2017 Renovated Laboratory of the Year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/integrative-biosciences-center-named-2017-renovated-laboratory-of-the-year-6082 The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) at Wayne State University has been named the 2017 Renovated Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design. The award was announced at the Laboratory Design Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 24. The new IBio reimagines the way science approaches urban health issues. The $90 million facility is dedicated to studying and eliminating the many health disparities that plague the city's residents. IBio includes faculty with expertise in environmental sciences, bio and systems engineering, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and bio-behavioral health. “IBio is a shining example of how strategic, state-of-the-art... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/integrative-biosciences-center-named-2017-renovated-laboratory-of-the-year-6082 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University appoints seven new distinguished professors https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/wayne-state-university-appoints-seven-new-distinguished-professors-6083 Seven faculty members were recently named distinguished professors at Wayne State University, the highest appointment awarded at the university. The appointment honors outstanding academic achievements. The new honorees bring the number of distinguished professors at Wayne State to 27. Faculty named to the rank of distinguished professor were nominated by their college deans. Their credentials were reviewed by Provost Keith Whitfield and President M. Roy Wilson, and upon the president's recommendation they were formally appointed to this rank by the WSU Board of Governors. The rank of distinguished professor is made only in recognition of the highest of academic achievements and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/wayne-state-university-appoints-seven-new-distinguished-professors-6083 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Libraries awarded $161,747 grant to share diverse Michigan history https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/wayne-state-university-libraries-awarded-161747-grant-to-share-diverse-michigan-history-6084 The Wayne State University Libraries were one of four institutions recently selected by the Library of Michigan to receive a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Collaborative Library Services grant. The $161,747 award will allow the libraries to create “Discovering Michigan History,” a digital portal for sharing cultural content from Michigan libraries, archives and museums via digital platforms to the public, educators and the Digital Public Library of America. Wayne State will collaborate with LGBT Detroit, the Arab American National Museum and the Burton Collection at the Detroit Public Library to share content. “This grant will allow us to make... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/wayne-state-university-libraries-awarded-161747-grant-to-share-diverse-michigan-history-6084 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Board of Governors recognizes faculty scholarly achievements https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-scholarly-achievements-6085 Five Wayne State University professors who have distinguished themselves with significant scholarly achievements were recently honored with the 2017 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:  Simone Chess, associate professor in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was honored for the publication of Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature: Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations (Routledge, 2016). This is the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/05/01/board-of-governors-recognizes-faculty-scholarly-achievements-6085 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, April 28 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/24/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-28-6080 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017, in Room BC 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 10:30 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... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/24/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-april-28-6080 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University joins the Commuter Challenge 2017 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/24/wayne-state-university-joins-the-commuter-challenge-2017-6081 Wayne State University is excited to announce its support for the Detroit Commuter Challenge in 2017. The Challenge encourages single-passenger drivers to try a more sustainable and healthy mode of travel to work during the month of May. As the seventh-largest employer in Detroit, Wayne State strives to lead the region in efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commuting trips by 175,000 pounds in the month of May. This is equivalent to the weight of 33 cars. By reducing the vehicle miles driven alone, air pollution is reduced in Southeast Michigan. A critical aspect of Wayne State University’s mission... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/24/wayne-state-university-joins-the-commuter-challenge-2017-6081 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University to hold groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 21, for Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-to-hold-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-anthony-wayne-drive-apartments-6079 WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for Wayne State University’s Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments. Wayne State’s demand for housing is at an all-time high and the university is preparing for continued growth and a strong future by expanding its on-campus housing with a brand-new building that will increase student beds by 841. This also includes 17,000 square feet for retail space and 9,700 square feet for a new student health services center. Immediately following the groundbreaking, there will be a reception hosted in the adjacent St. Andrew’s Hall. Visual renderings — along with a virtual reality tour of the project — will be... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/19/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-to-hold-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-anthony-wayne-drive-apartments-6079 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University College of Education to host Edcamp Detroit for seventh consecutive year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/13/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-to-host-edcamp-detroit-for-seventh-consecutive-year-6078 Prof. Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins, 2016 Edcamp Detroit For the seventh consecutive year, the Wayne State University College of Education will host Edcamp Detroit, a free professional development “unconference” for current and aspiring educators, on Saturday, May 6. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the event will run from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The college is located at 5425 Gullen Mall in Detroit. Launched in 2011 by College of Education alumnus Nick Provenzano (B.A., English/Social Studies Education, ’03), Edcamp Detroit allows teachers, administrators, students pursuing education degrees and others involved in education to control their own learning in a creative, flexible and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/13/wayne-state-university-college-of-education-to-host-edcamp-detroit-for-seventh-consecutive-year-6078 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University offers free CME/CE training, screening https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-screening-6077 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 spring geared toward health professionals. This training will enable health care professionals will be prepared to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders using the evidence-based M-CHAT-R tool after attending this presentation. Discussion will also entail how to address parents with the results of the M-CHAT-R, making referrals, and following up on referrals and recommendations in order to ensure follow-through and coordination of care. Continuing education credits are available. There are two opportunities to take the training... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/12/wayne-state-university-offers-free-cmece-training-screening-6077 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s Center for Urban Studies receives State Farm award for home fire safety campaign in Detroit https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/10/wayne-states-center-for-urban-studies-receives-state-farm-award-for-home-fire-safety-campaign-in-detroit-6075 The Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University has received a State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant to implement a new, critical set of activities in the Detroit Fire Prevention and Safety Project. Launched last year with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Detroit Fire Prevention and Safety Project visits Detroit homes, installs smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and educates families on ways to reduce the risk of a residential fire and safeguard loved ones from fire-related injuries and death. “This gift will help to increase fire safety and decrease deaths and injuries from fires in... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/10/wayne-states-center-for-urban-studies-receives-state-farm-award-for-home-fire-safety-campaign-in-detroit-6075 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Taking Aging by Storm https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/10/taking-aging-by-storm-6076 Chair Yoga class at Art of Aging 2016 Celebrate aging at the Institute of Gerontology’s 18th Art of Aging Successfully Conference. Keynote Andrew Humphrey, weathercaster for WDIV-4 news, kicks-off the day-long event with a call to “storm through aging” with vigor and purpose. Older adults have the time and experience to serve as role models, he said, and build a safe, nurturing community that all ages can enjoy. The Art of Aging Successfully conference sets itself apart from typical senior fairs. Workshops are interactive and creativity is king. A hot, sit-down lunch is served to encourage friendship and discussion. “Our... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/10/taking-aging-by-storm-6076 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State event to connect women business students with top women executives https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/04/wayne-state-event-to-connect-women-business-students-with-top-women-executives-6074 The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business will host The Committee of 200 (C200) for a C200 Reachout on Friday, April 7.  This event will connect women business students and alumni with members of the C200, an international network of the world’s most successful women corporate executives and entrepreneurs, through a full day of panel discussions. This is the first C200 Reachout to be hosted in the state of Michigan. The theme is “The Motor City: Women at the Wheel.” With over 500 members, C200-led businesses represent over 100 industries in North America and throughout Europe, Asia, Latin... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/04/04/wayne-state-event-to-connect-women-business-students-with-top-women-executives-6074 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Annual Education Job Fair set for May 5 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/31/annual-education-job-fair-set-for-may-5-6073 The Wayne State University College of Education will host its annual Education Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 5. Wayne State students and alumni who are seeking employment or interested in boosting their communication, interviewing and networking skills are encouraged to attend. Students and graduates from education programs at colleges and universities throughout the state, current education professionals, and others interested in pursuing careers in education are also welcome to participate in the event, which will be held on the main campus in the Student Center Ballroom. “In keeping with our commitment to our students... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/31/annual-education-job-fair-set-for-may-5-6073 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State College of Education’s Center for Health and Community Impact awarded youth wellness grant by Target https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/29/wayne-state-university-college-of-educations-center-for-health-and-community-impact-awarded-youth-wellness-grant-by-target-to-support-kid-success-neighborhoods-6072 DETROIT (March 29, 2017) – Today, the Wayne State University College of Education’s Center for Health and Community Impact announced it has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for $75,000 as part of Target’s ongoing youth wellness efforts. The center — which seeks to improve community health and vitality through leadership and advancement of research, programs and policies for healthy living — will use the award to support its collaboration with Brilliant Detroit, which integrates healthy living opportunities and education into “Kid Success Neighborhoods” where place-based resources are made readily available to families. Funding will allow the... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/29/wayne-state-university-college-of-educations-center-for-health-and-community-impact-awarded-youth-wellness-grant-by-target-to-support-kid-success-neighborhoods-6072 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University's campus pantry, The W, set to open April 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/28/wayne-state-universitys-campus-pantry-the-w-set-to-open-april-2-6071 Wayne State University’s campus pantry, The W, will open on Sunday, April 2. The pantry will provide perishable and nonperishable goods, toiletries, women’s hygiene products and other supplies to WSU students facing food insecurities.   The research and initial work to create the pantry was made possible by the McGregor Fund through a 2016 universitywide grant to address the needs of homeless or otherwise vulnerable students. The W is a collaborative effort led by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Students Office. The W, which will be located on campus at 703 W. Kirby will provide students free... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/28/wayne-state-universitys-campus-pantry-the-w-set-to-open-april-2-6071 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit Orientation Institute to host “Detroit 101” Tour April 25 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-25-6067 Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and dialogue, on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information-packed morning will begin with a bus tour through Detroit neighborhoods and destinations led by Jeanette Pierce of the Detroit Experience Factory. Tour destinations will include 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 April Anderson (Good Cakes and Bakes), Amina Daniels (Live Cycle Delight), Vittoria Kattanski (Hatch Detroit), Marc Pasco (Detroit RiverFront... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/detroit-orientation-institute-to-host-detroit-101-tour-april-25-6067 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on trending topics for April https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-trending-topics-for-april-6068 Wayne State University’s PR team compiles a list of university experts that can speak about trending topics and significant milestones each month. To reach an expert, contact: Ted Montgomery, 313-577-5699, tedmontgomery@wayne.edu Tom Reynolds, 313-577-8093, treynolds@wayne.edu CAMPUS PANTRY OPENING TO MEET NEEDS OF STUDENTS FACING FOOD INSECURITIES – APRIL 2 Wayne State University is opening a campus pantry called “The W,” which is equipped to provide perishable and nonperishable goods, toiletries, women’s hygiene products and other supplies to WSU students facing food insecurities. In a recent study conducted among 3,764 students across 12 states, 48 percent of surveyed students reported experiencing food insecurity.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-trending-topics-for-april-6068 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams to speak during Peacemaker Awards Ceremony April 2 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/nobel-peace-prize-winner-jody-williams-to-speak-during-peacemaker-awards-ceremony-april-2-6069 The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) at Wayne State University, along with the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Detroit, will host the Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 2, featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 4605 Cass Ave., Detroit. An awards luncheon will follow the church service and lecture. Williams also is scheduled to receive the CPCS Global Peacemaker Award. Community Peacemaker awards will be given to Pastor Barry Randolph of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/nobel-peace-prize-winner-jody-williams-to-speak-during-peacemaker-awards-ceremony-april-2-6069 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Inaugural Mike Ilitch School of Business '25 Under 25' to be held March 30 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/media-advisory-inaugural-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-25-under-25-to-be-held-march-30-6070 WHAT: Inaugural Mike Ilitch School of Business "25 Under 25" recognition program Anyone who has spent time around the students in Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business knows they are some of the brightest and hardest working around. And it's time for those students to receive some public recognition for all they do — in and out of the classroom. To accomplish this, Dean Bob Forsythe created the Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 Under 25 program. All new for the 2016-17 academic year, 25 Under 25 recognizes students who have demonstrated success in at least two of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/27/media-advisory-inaugural-mike-ilitch-school-of-business-25-under-25-to-be-held-march-30-6070 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Media Advisory: Wayne State University and NOBLE hosting Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair, April 11 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-11-6064 WHAT: 26th Annual NOBLE CJSO Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair Learn about career opportunities with: Federal Bureau of Investigation Michigan Department of Corrections Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Detroit Police Department Michigan State Police Other corrections, courts, advocacy, police and criminal justice related agencies WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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. There is a $7.50... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/media-advisory-wayne-state-university-and-noble-hosting-criminal-justice-job-and-career-fair-april-11-6064 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Friday, March 24 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-march-24-6065 The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings convene at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. The board’s standing committee meetings begin with the Academic Affairs Committee at 10:30 a.m., and the Budget and Finance Committee at 11 a.m. Following a break, the board returns for a public session at 3 p.m. The agenda for the meeting and documents to be discussed may be accessed at the board’s website,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/wayne-state-university-board-of-governors-to-meet-friday-march-24-6065 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on current political news https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-discuss-trending-topics-6066 Experts from Wayne State University’s faculty are prepared to discuss current topics ranging from the Judge Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings to the alleged Russian presidential election interference, as well as the topic of politicians and sitting presidents using social media as a political tool. To reach an expert, contact: Tom Reynolds, 313-577-8093, treynolds@wayne.edu Ted Montgomery, 313-577-5699, tedmontgomery@wayne.edu Judge Neil M. Gorsuch confirmation hearings The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch are now underway. Robert Sedler, Wayne State University distinguished professor of law and constitutional law expert, is ready to comment about the hearing process and the likelihood of Gorsuch’s confirmation.... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/20/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-discuss-trending-topics-6066 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) $3.8 million NIH grant to Wayne State aims to find new treatment for PTSD https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/16/38-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-aims-to-find-new-treatment-for-ptsd-6063 Christine Rabinak DETROIT – A team of researchers from Wayne State University has been awarded a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health that aims to investigate the cannabinoid system as a potential pharmacological target for improving the learning that goes on in therapy and increasing the efficacy and durability of exposure therapy in treating PTSD by shortening treatment while strengthening and prolonging positive results. Exposure therapy is a first-line approach in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It works by repeated exposure to trauma-related thoughts, feelings and situations... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/16/38-million-nih-grant-to-wayne-state-aims-to-find-new-treatment-for-ptsd-6063 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University recognized for transfer student initiatives https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/15/wayne-state-university-recognized-for-transfer-student-initiatives-6061 Wayne State University has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in community college transfer pathways. Wayne State is one of only 65 institutions selected. Winners were chosen based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships and financial aid, student engagement opportunities, and institutional priorities. “We are pleased and honored that Wayne State University was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa for our endeavors in supporting transfer students and their success,” said Ahmad Ezzeddine, associate vice president for educational outreach... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/15/wayne-state-university-recognized-for-transfer-student-initiatives-6061 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's Steve Lanier to co-chair Metro Detroit Heart Walk https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/15/wayne-state-universitys-steve-lanier-to-co-chair-metro-detroit-heart-walk-6062 The Southeast Michigan American Heart Association has selected Steve Lanier, vice president for research at Wayne State University, to co-chair the 2017 Metro Detroit Heart Walk alongside Michael Cooper, president of Harley Ellis Devereaux. The 24th Heart Walk will take place on May 20 on Wayne State University’s campus in Detroit. Lanier has been very active with heart health initiatives in southeast Michigan, serving as a spokesperson for 2015’s inaugural goREDTALKS. Additionally, one of the first research grants he received in his career was from the American Heart Association, bringing the relationship full circle. By serving as Metro Detroit Heart... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/15/wayne-state-universitys-steve-lanier-to-co-chair-metro-detroit-heart-walk-6062 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) FRIDAY, MARCH 17: At Wayne State’s annual Match Day bash, post-graduation residency placement revealed for 300 medical students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/friday-march-17-at-wayne-states-annual-match-day-bash-post-graduation-residency-placement-revealed-for-300-medical-students-6058 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2017 medical students will learn the site of their upcoming residency training at the jubilant annual Match Day ceremony. The event mirrors national Match Day events scheduled on the same day throughout the country, and follows the protocol of the National Resident Matching Program, a private non-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions of graduate medical education in the United States. Sealed envelopes containing all U.S. medical students’ graduate medical education assignments, including specialty and location of residency, are delivered and... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/friday-march-17-at-wayne-states-annual-match-day-bash-post-graduation-residency-placement-revealed-for-300-medical-students-6058 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Celebrates 38th Arts Achievement Awards https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-celebrates-38th-arts-achievement-awards-6059 The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) at Wayne State University will honor The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady during its 38th Arts Achievement Awards. At this event, outstanding alumni and former students will be recognized for their dedication to and advocacy for the arts and communication, and for achievements in their respective fields. The 2017 Arts Achievement Awards will take place on Saturday, March 25, in the university’s Student Center. Prady, who co-created The Big Bang Theory in 2007, is a four-time Emmy-nominated executive producer. He began working in entertainment at Jim Henson Productions and has... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-celebrates-38th-arts-achievement-awards-6059 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Celebrates 38th Arts Achievement Awards March 25 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-celebrates-38th-arts-achievement-awards-march-25-6060 WHAT: Outstanding alumni and advocates of Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts will be honored for their activism in the arts and communication, and for achievements in their respective fields during CFPCA’S 38th Arts Achievement Awards. WHO: WSU alumni, students and interested parties — the event is free and open to the public. RSVP by March 21. 2017 nominees include: Don Gonyea – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication Susan Rossen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History Charlotte Merkerson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music Dr. Phillip Moss... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/13/wayne-states-college-of-fine-performing-and-communication-arts-celebrates-38th-arts-achievement-awards-march-25-6060 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State researchers suggest that brain networks at ‘rest’ are in readiness for ‘action’ https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/10/wayne-state-researchers-suggest-that-brain-networks-at-rest-are-in-readiness-for-action-6057 DETROIT – Just as a sprinter’s body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simplest of behaviors. This evidence comes from a new paper published this week in the journal PLoS One, reporting on a study led by professors Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and Steven L. Bressler, Ph.D., interim director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. In the study, “Potentiation of motor sub-networks for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/10/wayne-state-researchers-suggest-that-brain-networks-at-rest-are-in-readiness-for-action-6057 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University hosts inaugural STEM Day, March 14 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/wayne-state-university-hosts-inaugural-stem-day-march-14-6054 WHAT: Wayne State University is hosting its first STEM Day, which is expected to bring 1,000 middle school students and teachers to campus. The free half-day program — featuring sixth- through ninth-grade students — is designed to bring the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interactive sessions, including: Fire tornados Seaweed tissue repair Planetarium shows Liquid nitrogen ice cream Walking on water In celebration of Pi Day, WSU is partnering with the Grand Traverse Pie Company to host a “Pi Off” event. Participants will go head-to-head with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/wayne-state-university-hosts-inaugural-stem-day-march-14-6054 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State’s Dr. Bernard Gonik named a Jefferson Science Fellow https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/wayne-states-dr-bernard-gonik-named-a-jefferson-science-fellow-6055 Bernard Gonik, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as one of only 15 Jefferson Science Fellows by the U.S. Department of State. Gonik’s fellowship begins in August and is a one-year appointment. The fellowship program is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and is supported through a partnership between the United States academic community, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. “This is a great honor for me, and a wonderful reflection of the recognition of Wayne State University as an... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/wayne-states-dr-bernard-gonik-named-a-jefferson-science-fellow-6055 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Half-million-dollar pledge sets record, aims to boost urban library professionals https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/half-million-dollar-pledge-sets-record-aims-to-boost-urban-library-professionals-6056 Wayne State University professor emeritus Robert P. Holley has pledged a record-setting $500,000 gift to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS). Expanding a commitment he began 17 years ago, Holley becomes the most generous single-gift donor in the school’s 50-year history. The gift has dual purposes: to expand the Robert P. Holley Endowed Scholarship Fund and to establish the Robert P. Holley Endowed Support Fund. The Holley Endowed Scholarship supports SLIS students who plan to work in urban areas and serve underrepresented communities, while the Holley Support Fund will provide ongoing funding to support the SLIS mission. “I... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/09/half-million-dollar-pledge-sets-record-aims-to-boost-urban-library-professionals-6056 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University accepting applications for SAT Boot Camp to help prepare high school students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/08/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-6053 CommunityEngagement@Wayne, part of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, is accepting applications for its SAT Boot Camp. SAT Boot Camp is an intensive six-week SAT summer enrichment mentorship program, focusing on math and writing skills necessary for success on the SAT and gaining access to college. The program, held on Wayne State’s campus, has limited spots available. First priority for this free, valuable program will be given to the most qualified applicants who submit complete and timely applications. “This is a great opportunity for area students to experience the rigor of a research university while increasing... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/08/wayne-state-university-accepting-applications-for-sat-boot-camp-to-help-prepare-high-school-students-6053 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University hosts inaugural STEM Day https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/06/wayne-state-university-hosts-first-annual-stem-day-6051 The Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, and College of Engineering will co-host the university's inaugural STEM Day on Tuesday, March 14 on WSU’s campus. STEM focuses on science, technology, engineering and math and seeks to create new pathways for students to work toward careers in those key areas. Sixth- through ninth-grade students are invited to participate in two hands-on interactive sessions covering a range of STEM studies. In addition to the sessions, attendees are invited to fully experience Wayne State through campus tours and a complementary lunch. STEM Day is free and open to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/06/wayne-state-university-hosts-first-annual-stem-day-6051 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth, neonatal complications, and death in twin gestations with a short cervix https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/06/vaginal-progesterone-reduces-the-rate-of-preterm-birth-neonatal-complications-and-death-in-twin-gestations-with-a-short-cervix-6052 Treatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix— a risk factor for preterm birth— according to a meta-analysis of individual patient data by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Detroit Medical Center, and other institutions in the United States and abroad. Births occurring before the 37th week of pregnancy are considered preterm. Preterm birth increases the risk for infant death and long term disability. Twin pregnancies present a five- to six-time increased risk for... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/06/vaginal-progesterone-reduces-the-rate-of-preterm-birth-neonatal-complications-and-death-in-twin-gestations-with-a-short-cervix-6052 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University experts available to comment on trending topics for March https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-trending-topics-for-march-6048 Wayne State University’s PR team compiles a list of university experts that can speak about trending topics and significant milestones each month. To reach an expert, contact: Ted Montgomery, 313-577-5699, tedmontgomery@wayne.edu Tom Reynolds, 313-577-8093, treynolds@wayne.edu COLORECTAL CANCER MONTH - MARCH Hayley Thompson, associate professor of oncology, can discuss colorectal cancer, the fourth most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/wayne-state-university-experts-available-to-comment-on-trending-topics-for-march-6048 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State launches student-designed culinary nutrition class for medical students https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/wayne-state-launches-student-designed-culinary-nutrition-class-for-medical-students-6049 Nathan Wood DETROIT – A new optional course at Wayne State University has medical students trading in their scalpels for kitchen knives. First-year students taking the required Clinical Nutrition course at the university’s School of Medicine may also enroll in Culinary Nutrition: A Practical Course, designed by third-year medical student Nathan Wood to serve as an optional supplement to the Clinical Nutrition course co-directed by Mary Width, M.S., R.D., and Tonia Reinhard, M.S., R.D., F.A.N.D., senior lecturers in the WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The pilot course will give students the basic tools necessary to teach their patients... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/wayne-state-launches-student-designed-culinary-nutrition-class-for-medical-students-6049 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) School of Medicine scientist contributes to comprehensive gene expression atlas release in Nature journal https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/school-of-medicine-scientist-contributes-to-comprehensive-gene-expression-atlas-release-in-nature-journal-6050 DETROIT – Wayne State University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and of Neurology Leonard Lipovich, Ph.D., is among a team of international multidisciplinary scientists to contribute to an atlas published today in Nature that reveals how thousands of long non-coding RNAs in humans, once considered genetic “junk,” are directly involved in diseases and other genetic traits. Lipovich is a member of the WSU Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, and has been studying long non-coding RNA genes, or lncRNAs, since the late 1990s. “Two-thirds of human genes encode lncRNAs, not proteins. However, lncRNAs remain poorly understood,... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/03/02/school-of-medicine-scientist-contributes-to-comprehensive-gene-expression-atlas-release-in-nature-journal-6050 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) MEDIA ADVISORY: Ilitch School's Elevator Pitch Competition returns to RenCen March 3 https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/27/media-advisory-ilitch-schools-elevator-pitch-competition-returns-to-rencen-march-3-6046 WHAT: Wayne State University business students will head to the Renaissance Center to vie for $1,750 in scholarship money as they take part in the second annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition. In the city's tallest and most iconic elevator, they'll practice their opening lines on Detroit executives during the course of a ride to the top. The students have the 80-second ride up the Renaissance Center’s 72 stories to give an “elevator speech” about themselves, describing their education, skills and career aspirations. Executives from Ally Financial, Quicken Loans, Comerica and Fiat Chrysler will evaluate the students... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/27/media-advisory-ilitch-schools-elevator-pitch-competition-returns-to-rencen-march-3-6046 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute receive grant to conduct nation’s largest study of factors affecting African Americans with cancer https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/27/karmanos-cancer-institute-wayne-state-university-receive-grant-to-conduct-nations-largest-study-of-factors-affecting-african-americans-with-cancer-6047 Ann Schwartz (L) and Terrance Albrecht (R) DETROIT – The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high incidence and mortality from cancer and its impact on this specific patient population.  The study is being funded with a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Principal Investigators Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and deputy center director, and Terrance Albrecht, Ph.D., professor and associate director for population sciences at Karmanos and Wayne State, will lead the research.  According to... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/27/karmanos-cancer-institute-wayne-state-university-receive-grant-to-conduct-nations-largest-study-of-factors-affecting-african-americans-with-cancer-6047 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations) Detroit’s urban cycling event for student scholarships enters third year https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/24/detroits-urban-cycling-event-for-student-scholarships-enters-third-year-6045 The 2017 Barouduer, Wayne State University’s third annual urban cycling event, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Registration is now open. Proceeds directly benefit Wayne State University scholarships and the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which supports students whose unstable housing situations threaten their dreams of earning a degree. “The Baroudeur continues to grow, and we’re excited to build on the success of previous years,” said Matt Lockwood, ride director and WSU’s director of communications. “More than a third of last year’s riders participated in a post-event survey, and 97 percent of them rated the overall... https://wayne.edu/newsroom/release/2017/02/24/detroits-urban-cycling-event-for-student-scholarships-enters-third-year-6045 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 media@wayne.edu (Wayne State University Public Relations)