June 18, 2013
- Wayne State University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions adopts eighth grade wing at Burton International Academy
- The Wayne State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with Burton International Academy’s counseling department to adopt its middle school wing. The university...
- Wayne State University breakthrough research of essential molecule reveals important targets in diabetes and obesity
- DETROIT – Insulin is the most potent physiological anabolic agent for tissue-building and energy storage, promoting the storage and synthesis of lipids, protein and carbohydrates, and inh...
June 17, 2013
- ADVISORY - National urban planning and community building experts to speak at Wayne State University
- WHAT: “Joy: in the Midst of Transition” – The 2013 Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum - Nationally renowned urban planning, art activists and design experts converge in Detroit t...
WSU In The News
- 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.
- WSU wins $25K NSF planning grant for water research, Jun 16, 2013
- A new research and education alliance, Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training – Freshwater Center (HEART), was announced on June 7 by officials from Macomb County, Macomb Community College and Wayne State University. The HEART Freshwater Center will be based at Lake St. Clair Metropark and will feature a permanent classroom and a mobile laboratory. “Wayne State University has won a $25,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct strategic planning for the water research center” and to map out a fund raising course, said Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State University. One of the goals of the center is to attract scientists, policymakers and researchers to study the unique urban watershed of the corridor.
- WSU engineering professor offers tips for minimizing lead exposure in children, Jun 13, 2013
- Shawn McElmurry, Wayne State assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was a guest on Fox 2’s Health Works to discuss ways families can minimize children's exposure to outdoor lead. In a recent study, McElmurry revealed children's blood lead levels spike during summer months because they are exposed more to contaminated soil through direct contact (playing outside) and airborne lead contaminated soil.
- Kalamazoo grad tells NBC Nightly News he will study engineering at WSU, Jun 13, 2013
- A segment of the Making a Difference Report highlights the Kalamazoo Promise program through which anonymous donors to pay tuition at any of Michigan's state colleges or universities for graduates of the public high schools of Kalamazoo. Student Zach Julian noted that he will study engineering at Wayne State University in the fall.