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October 1, 2014

Announcing ENGAGE — International Investment Education Symposium
Wayne State University and Mainstay Capital Management are proud to announce the ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium. Coming to Detroit’s newly renovated Cobo Center on March 26 an...
Economic expansion continues as Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index climbs to 59.4
DETROIT— Reflecting an on-going confidence and enthusiasm for the economy, the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for September is 59.4, up from 54.8 in August.  A PMI value above ...
Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University enhance commitment to cancer care, research
DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) and Wayne State University (WSU) have reaffirmed their commitment to promoting excellence in cancer research, education and clinical care ...

WSU In The News

General Motors supports Wayne State student supply chain competition, Sep 30, 2014
Wayne State University's School of Business Administration and General Motors are bringing some of the leading business students from across the country and Canada to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech vehicles. The fourth annual General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, featuring the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe and 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, will bring 20 university groups to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center from October 2-5. The program will introduce students to the issues and challenges involved in producing leading technology vehicles through a case study. They will examine topics such as component purchasing strategy, global vs. domestic sourcing, and risk management. "This is an opportunity to highlight Southeast Michigan's automotive industry and supply chain management careers in this region, as well as an opportunity to provide students an outstanding educational experience," said John Taylor, associate professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University's School of Business Administration.
President Wilson discusses higher education affordability, research, enrollment with 'Michigan Matters' host, Sep 29, 2014
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson was a guest on “Michigan Matters,” hosted by Carol Cain. President Wilson talked about several topics including higher education affordability, research, enrollment, campus housing and Midtown development, to name a few.


Model D takes a look at technology commercialization at Wayne State , Sep 29, 2014
Not only is the Maccabees Building in Midtown home to one of the best views in Detroit, it also houses one of the most interesting departments at Wayne State University: the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). OTC is responsible for protecting and commercializing the intellectual properties developed at Wayne State, a university with strong applied research programs in science, engineering, and medicine. OTC helps researchers and practitioners translate bedside and laboratory discoveries into products that can change lives.
Wayne State buys historic Hecker-Smiley mansion, Sep 24, 2014
Wayne State University closed Wednesday on the purchase of the historic Hecker-Smiley mansion in Midtown for $2.3 million. Built between 1889 and 1892, the property consists of the 21,000-square-foot home and a 5,700-square-foot carriage house. The university plans to move the roughly 15 Alumni Relations Department employees there from Gilmour Mall in the spring, said Rick Nork, Wayne State’s vice president of finance and business operations, treasurer and CFO. It will also be used for alumni-related activities and for emeritus faculty events, he said. Matt Lockwood, Wayne State’s director of communications, said the university will drop the reference to Smiley Bros. in the mansion’s name and instead call it the Hecker House. Renovations are not expected to be immediately needed, Nork said. “The building is in pristine condition. It was immaculately restored by the current occupants about 20 years ago,” he said.


Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson guest on 'Detroit Today', Sep 23, 2014
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson joined “Detroit Today” cohosts Laura Weber-Davis and Saeed Khan for a conversation about his first year in office and, among other things, how he is cultivating various social environments on campus. President Wilson says he wants an inclusive environment at Wayne State, and cultivating that environment comes from the top of the university system by ensuring that staff and students know that intolerance has no place at the University.
Snyder, Schauer to face off Oct. 12 at WSU, Sep 22, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer have agreed to face-off Oct. 12 before a live televised audience of undecided voters at Wayne State University. Snyder's and Schauer's campaigns announced Monday evening their candidates will answer questions in a gubernatorial town hall forum co-sponsored by The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Detroit Public Television, which will broadcast the event on Channel 56. Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley and Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson will co-moderate the forum and pose questions. Detroit Public TV anchor Christy McDonald will host the town hall and take questions from the audience that will be screened in advance to appeal to undecided voters and cover a broad range of issues. The hour-long Sunday evening event will begin at 6 p.m.


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