May 16, 2013
- Author to speak about the rise of powerful conservative law group
- Author Michael Avery will speak about his new book, “The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals” (co-author is Danielle McLaughlin), at 5:30 p.m. May ...
May 15, 2013
- Law students have more international opportunities than ever before
- The opportunity for law students to work and study abroad has never been better at Wayne State University Law School, where the robust Program for International Legal Studies continues to expand...
May 14, 2013
- Wayne State University receives $4.4 million for Evangeline L. Dumesnil Endowed Scholarship in Music
- DETROIT – Wayne State University has received a gift of $4.4 million from the Evangeline L. Dumesnil Trust to provide scholarships for music students. Since 1991, the Evangeline L. Dumesnil ...
WSU In The News
- Wayne State students share career aspirations in Detroit Free Press feature, May 16, 2013
- In a feature piece about career aspirations for college students, two Wayne State students expressed their goals. Musamma Chowdhury: “I am extremely passionate about education and becoming a Pharmacist. Since the Pharmacy program is seven years long, in four years I hope to see myself as a responsible college student at Wayne State University who is working toward her Pharmacy degree. I am excited to spend the next few years at Wayne State University learning and mastering toward my degree.” Rahima Uddin: “In four years, I see myself as a happy, successful and independent woman. I will continue my study at Wayne State University; I am determined to excel in the medical field and pursue my dream of becoming a dentist.”
- Dbusiness notes $4.4M gift to WSU from the Evangeline L. Dumesnil Trust, May 15, 2013
- Wayne State University has received a gift of $4.4 million from the Evangeline L. Dumesnil Trust to provide scholarships for music students. “I am excited and grateful that the Evangeline L. Dumesnil Scholarship will become an enduring source of support and recognition for our outstanding music students,” said Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. “Our music students have committed themselves to developing and sharing their talent and creativity, and the Dumesnil Scholarship will help ensure their education is not a financial burden.” For 22 years, the Evangeline L. Dumesnil Trust has awarded scholarships to Wayne State students with outstanding musical talent and academic excellence. Nearly 350 students have been recognized as Dumesnil Scholars, and the scholarship has provided more than $1.7 million in tuition support.
- WSU researcher aims to make STEM education more accessible to Native Americans, May 15, 2013
- Underrepresented minorities comprise approximately 30 percent of the United States population, but only 10 percent are college educated in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Native Americans and Aboriginal Canadians are the least represented minority group in higher education and are poorly represented in STEM fields at all levels. A Wayne State University study recently funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to change these statistics. According to Maria Pontes Ferreira, assistant professor of Nutrition and Food Science in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and principal investigator of the study, targeting underrepresented minorities will help increase trainee numbers in STEM programs and change the face of STEM. While attracting and retaining Native Americans has remained elusive due to a perceived lack of cultural relevance and/or support for STEM, Ferreira believes there is a way to break down this barrier. “Native youth are taught to respect elders, and many elders are ‘keepers of traditional knowledge’ which interfaces with science,” said Ferreira. “Linking elders to postsecondary STEM education for Natives will improve perceptions of STEM as culturally relevant and culturally supportive of Natives, and impact Native student interest, pursuit and endurance in STEM careers.”
- Wayne State University planning second phase of South University Village, May 14, 2013
- A request for proposals is currently open through the end of the month for development plans for a mixed-use project on Canfield between Cass and Woodward. The RFP was issued by Wayne State University, which owns the land and is considering this site as phase two of its South University Village District (phase one was the Studio One apartments development with ground-floor retail, named "Development of the Year" for 2008 by Crain's Detroit Business). "We want to add density and vibrancy to the neighborhood," says Ned Staebler, vice president for economic development at Wayne State University. "Cass and Canfield is the epicenter of the residential community blooming in Midtown." With all of the retail stores, galleries and restaurants recently opened and scheduled to open in the immediate vicinity, Staebler says that this area is the right scale for walkability. "The next logical step is to add more to it." While an open RFP seems like a non-traditional approach to such a potentially major development, Staebler believes it encourages more creativity. "We have done the RFP process in the past. For something like this where it's going to be very visible and it's purely for university use we think we'll get a better result if we open it up and let a lot of visions come forward from the private sector."
- "Spotlight on the News" features WSU's Blackstone Launch Pad, May 13, 2013
- Channel 7’s Chuck Stokes featured “Spotlight on the News” discussion on Blackstone Launch Pad. Funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the Blackstone LaunchPad opened in September 2010 offering career guidance, resources, and advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors at Wayne State University. William H. Volz, executive director of BLP@WSU and professor of business law and ethics, was one of the featured guests.
- Rolling Stone picks up Wayne State commencement story, May 13, 2013
- Sixto Rodriguez flew under the radar when he received a philosophy degree from Wayne State University in 1981, but now the folk singer, songwriter and subject of last year's Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man is quite a bit more famous. The Detroit college honored Rodriguez, a city native, with a Doctor of Humane Letters, according to The Associated Press. Wayne State celebrated Rodriguez for his "musical genius and commitment to social justice" during its commencement ceremonies at Ford Field.