June 19, 2013
- Wayne Law professor to speak during State of the Detroit River Boat Tour
- Join Canada’s Citizens Environment Alliance — and Wayne State University Law School Professor Nick Schroeck —on July 13, when the nonprofit international group holds its annual ...
- Gay rights attorneys, plaintiffs and constitutional law expert slate press briefing for day of Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions
- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule June 24 on two major same-sex marriage cases, and Wayne State University Law School’s Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler, a world-renown...
- Wayne State University researcher using technology to help teacher candidates understand students’ math problem solving patterns
- DETROIT — A Wayne State University researcher is working to help mathematics teacher candidates make the transition from solving problems to helping others to solve them. S. Asli Ozgun-Ko...
WSU In The News
- Wayne State president says universities drive growth through teaching, research, Jun 19, 2013
- Even with its flaws, higher education is good for America and good for the world, according to Allan Gilmour, president of Wayne State University. “Interestingly, it is good for business,” Gilmour told the Detroit Economic Club on Tuesday. “For a long time, the connection between businesses and universities was tenuous at best ... But today, more than ever, the ivory towers have opened their doors for business.” Gilmour spoke before scores of business leaders and higher education officials in what likely will be one of his last public appearances before retiring for good. Gilmour said it is the university’s role to provide students with the best possible education. That, in turn, helps businesses because well-educated students become a pool of talent that will spark innovation. “That is how we renew companies and industries,” Gilmour said. “And that is how we create productive citizens ... Our graduates become your employees, your colleagues, perhaps your successors, ultimately.”
- Get to know Joan Dunbar, Wayne State's newest associate vice president, Jun 19, 2013
- Longtime Wayne State University professor Joan Dunbar joined the University’s Division of Research as interim associate vice president of technology commercialization last year. In May, Hilary Ratner, vice president for research, removed the interim tag following a competitive national search in which "she emerged as the transformational leader the University sought," a news release stated. Bloomfield-Bloomfield Patch editor Art Aisner conducted a Q&A with Dunbar.
- Wayne State adopts DPS middle school in hopes of increasing college attendance, Jun 18, 2013
- Wayne State University is planning on investing in the middle schoolers at Burton International Academy in Detroit by "adopting" the middle school wing at Burton. It looks like this particular adoption will entail mentoring from the admissions office at Wayne State, lots of college and career information for parents and students, field trips, classrooms visits and access to academics for the middle schoolers. Burton is a K-8 school with plenty of challenges. Concerns about performance got it on the list of state Priority Schools this year. But according to some traditional indicators the school had some important things going for it prior to this partnership with Wayne State. Burton consistently outperforms the rest of the district on standardized tests. Students who speak English as a second language at Burton have average test scores leaps and bounds above similarly situated kids across the state.
- WSU President Allan Gilmour delivers keynote at Detroit Economic Club event, Jun 17, 2013
- Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour will be the keynote speaker at today’s Detroit Economic Club event, 11:05 a.m.-2:40 p.m., at Community Arts Auditorium. A description of President Gilmour’s talk is included at the Detroit Economic Club website, as follows: “We used to view our higher education system as one of our greatest assets, and a global advantage. This reputation declined amid a flatter world, a difficult economy, and an increasing demand for accountability. Yes, higher education must evolve, but let’s not lose sight of the many benefits of higher education, among which is the positive economic impact of universities—particularly research universities. If universities were businesses, we would beg them to locate in our state.”
- Wayne State lecturer Saeed Khan on WDET to discuss Iran's new president, Jun 17, 2013
- WDET’s Pat Batcheller talked with Saeed Khan about Iran’s new president. "If there's going to be a relationship that develops with (Hasan) Rowhani, the American and Iranian public probably will not see it for several years out in the open," says Khan. Iran's newly-elected president is reaching out to the United States, saying both countries should look to the future. But Rowhani also repeated that one-on-one talks are only possible if the U.S. never interferes in Iranian affairs. What kind of leader will Rowhani be? Khan says Rowhani's style may resemble that of a previous Iranian leader, Mohammad Khatami.
- Detroit urban revitalization forum kicks off Monday at Wayne State, Jun 16, 2013
- Using joy to jumpstart urban revitalization is the focus of a forum this week at Wayne State University. The university is hosting a series of events Monday and Tuesday dubbed "Joy: in the Midst of Transition." It includes a public lecture and panel discussion with urban planning, creative and design experts. The lecture and discussion are scheduled for Tuesday evening at Wayne State's Community Arts Auditorium. They are free and open to the public. The events are presented by the university's Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum. It's named after Richard Van Dusen, the late Detroit lawyer who also served as a university board member, Republican state lawmaker and undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.