March 11, 2014
- Wayne Law jumps 18 spots to No. 87 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
- DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School moved into the top 100, jumping 18 spots to No. 87, in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Schools for 2014. The rankings were released t...
- Wayne State panel discussion to focus on struggle between Ukraine and Russia
- What: A panel discussion about countries seeking European Union membership, highlighting Ukraine and its current struggle with Russia. The panel will discuss whether countries seeking EU members...
- Wayne State University and NOBLE hosting Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair, April 8
- WHAT: Criminal Justice Job and Career Fair. Learn about career opportunities with the FBI, DEA, Department of Corrections, U.S. Probation, and other agencies and private companies. WHE...
WSU In The News
- Wayne State law school makes surge in national rankings, Mar 11, 2014
- Wayne State University Law School and the Michigan State University College of Law are tied in the latest rankings among law schools nationwide, according to the 2015 Best Law Schools list by U.S. News & World Report. Wayne State, in particular, worked its way much higher on the list. The two schools are part of a six-way tie at No. 87, out of 145 ranked schools and 194 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association that the report evaluates. The MSU school falls from a No. 80 rank in the 2014 law school list published last year and No. 82 the preceding year, but is still well ahead of its No. 95 rank three years ago, the first time MSU and Wayne both received a competitive ranking by U.S. News. Wayne State, meanwhile, surges from a rank of No. 105 rank last year, No. 110 the previous year and No. 121 three years ago. Law school Dean Jocelyn Benson of Wayne State said in a statement that the new rank is a validation of the school’s education quality, and noted that the school’s graduates have “one of the highest employment rates” in Michigan.
- WSU pediatrics professor comments in article examining "super" lice , Mar 9, 2014
- New research shows that bugs known as super lice have developed genetic mutations that make them resistant to many of the over-the-counter and prescription chemicals that used to kill them. Dr. Eric Ayers, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics with the Wayne State University Physicians Group and Children's Hospital of Michigan, said the problem is growing. "We have seen an increased number of cases of it in the last six months," said Ayers, noting that the biggest challenge in fighting the spread of super lice is the misuse of over-the-counter and prescription treatments. He said that if the instructions aren't followed exactly, the lice can not only survive, but grow stronger. They're then able to tolerate that same medication the next time it is applied. Then, those more-resistant bugs can move from the head of one child to another, spreading super lice.
- Former U.S. Rep. Schwarz lauds WSU's Perinatology Research Branch in recent op-ed, Mar 9, 2014
- Dr. John Schwarz, a former U.S. Representative, opined about the need to call for effective and immediate action to bring down Michigan’s infant mortality rate, which stands at seven deaths for every 1,000 babies born, worse than 36 other states. He writes: “It’s no coincidence that Michigan is home to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Perinatology Research Branch, operated by Wayne State University and housed at Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit. It is NIH’s only center in the nation for advanced research and treatment of at-risk mothers and their babies. More than 20,000 pregnant women from across the state have been treated at the Perinatology Research Branch over the past 15 years. And Wayne State, last year, was selected over Yale University to receive a $165.9 million 10-year NIH contract to continue the work. Hutzel Women’s Hospital delivers more at-risk babies than any hospital in the state, more than 4,500 every year, providing the caseload that the Perinatology Research Branch requires to conduct its cutting-edge work.
- WSU-based DragAroundMe places at Michigan Innovation competition, Mar 7, 2014
- DragAroundMe took third place at the recent Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize competition, setting the stage for the startup to score a run of business plan competition wins. The 7-month-old startup, which is made up of Wayne State University students, is creating software that enables people to quickly share documents with others in their immediate vicinity. It won the Web/IT prize at the Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize, giving it a few thousand dollars in seed capital and some valuable experience.
- Philosophy chair discusses the value of Lent in USA Today 'Educate' column, Mar 6, 2014
- Thousands of Catholic college students are taking part in observing Lent, which began Ash Wednesday. John Corvino, chair of the Philosophy Department at Wayne State University, says that nonbelievers also could find a purpose in observing Lent. Last year, Corvino wrote “There’s Value for Nonbelievers as Well” for The New York Times’ Room for Debate section. “It’s a time to step back and reflect and make improvements in one’s life. Such reflection isn’t always easy amidst the constant stimulation today from e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.” Corvino says.
- WSU Ukraine experts guests on Craig Fahle Show to discuss the region's current status, Mar 6, 2014
- Craig Fahle spoke with Wayne State University experts in Ukrainian politics and culture, including Kevin Deegan-Krause, Alisa Moldavanova, and Andrey Kashlev, who discussed the current status of the crisis.