December 5, 2013
- Wayne State University professor receives prestigious award from American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
- DETROIT — Andrew I. Port, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Wayne State University, has received the prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Prize for Distinguished Scholarship...
December 4, 2013
- Wayne State University experts available to comment on Detroit bankruptcy and related topics
- The following Wayne State University faculty members are available to offer expert opinion, tips and analysis in relation to the City of Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing: Laura Bartell ...
- Stephen Dachi from Washington DC will discuss issues related to nuclear negotiations with Iran
- Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the U. S. Institute of Peace and the World Affairs Council of Detroit will host a discussion with Stephen Dachi on his personal e...
WSU In The News
- WDET highlights Baratunde Thurston and the Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum at Wayne State, Dec 2, 2013
- Why is it important to welcome new faces, ideas and entities to Detroit? How can this be done while maintaining the city’s unique identity, authenticity and pragmatism? The 2013 Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum will pair New York Times bestselling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston with community leaders in Detroit to explore this very idea. The public lecture and panel discussion take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. Thurston will share his insights on the topic of welcoming, specifically discussing ways we might try new ideas while respecting local context and nostalgia. A curated panel of Detroit leaders will join the discussion following the keynote address. The event is free and open to the public.
- WSU President M. Roy Wilson featured in extensive Michigan Chronicle interview , Dec 1, 2013
- Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson is featured in a wide-ranging interview conducted by Michigan Chronicle editor Bankole Thompson. Topics included graduation rates, research, Detroit and Midtown’s resurgence, community engagement, higher education funding, Wayne State’s urban mission and advocacy for students.
- Wayne State noted for sponsorship of America's Thanksgiving Parade , Dec 1, 2013
- During coverage of “America’s Thanksgiving Parade,” announcers on various television affiliates across the nation talked about Wayne State University’s sponsorship of the parade pointing out several facts about the university.
- WSU to offer business training as part of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program , Nov 26, 2013
- An all-star lineup of business and political leaders pitched entrepreneurship as the key to Detroit’s comeback yesterday at the rollout of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program in the city. Speaking at a Ford Field news event were investor Warren Buffett, Gov. Rick Snyder, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Mayor Dave Bing and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., plus three Michigan congressmen and assorted others. The event marked the rollout of the Detroit version of Goldman Sach’s program to support the creation of thousands of small businesses in America. Under the program, Goldman Sachs contributes $15 million to support small businesses through two local lending funds, the Invest Detroit Foundation and the Detroit Development Fund. Another $5 million supports an education component to help entrepreneurs learn the basics of growing and managing a business. Wayne State University is included among the colleges offering classes.
- OCC and WSU nursing agreement offers bachelor's in five semesters, Nov 26, 2013
- Oakland Community College nursing graduates could have a bachelor’s degree in five semesters from the Wayne State University College of Nursing program through an agreement the two schools signed recently. “We are very excited about this opportunity. We are launching the first cohort this January, and the goal is to make it easier for students to achieve and earn a bachelor’s (degree) in nursing,” Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, associate vice president of Wayne State University Educational Outreach and International Programs, said recently. Ezzeddine said that because of an articulation agreement, which specifies the number of transfer credits and estimated length of time required to finish a degree, between the schools, OCC students have a more specialized path into nursing. Nancy T. Artinian, professor and interim dean of the College of Nursing at WSU, said the program started to address the need to prepare more nurses with a baccalaureate degree. “The health care system is ever-changing, thus leading to changing roles for nurses, and opening up numerous other opportunities for nurses,” Artinian said.
- More national media outlets announce $60M mixed-use development planned for Midtown , Nov 25, 2013
- A $60 million mixed-use development is in the works for a 1.5-acre parking lot owned by Wayne State University at Cass Avenue and Canfield Street in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. The Wayne State University Board of Governors voted Friday for WSU to enter a memorandum of understanding and long-term lease with Birmingham, Mich.-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services, after soliciting requests for proposals (RFPs). The nine-floor development, expected to be complete in 2016, calls for 248 market-rate apartments, 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a 120-room hotel and a conference center. “In addition to providing much-needed housing and hotel and conference facilities, this project will enhance the connection between our main campus and our medical campus, as well as further promote Midtown as a walkable and bikeable neighborhood,” Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said in a statement. “Wayne State remains committed to being a leader and catalyst for economic growth in Detroit.”