December 12, 2013
- State legislator says his law student studies help his work in Lansing
- State Rep. Jim Townsend already is finding his studies as a first-year student in the evening program at Wayne State University Law School to be helpful to his work in Lansing. “Every day, I...
- Wayne State University discovers new treatment for skin and corneal wound healing in diabetic patients
- DETROIT — Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder that affects nearly 170 million people worldwide, is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that disrupts carbohydrate fat and protein metab...
December 11, 2013
- Wayne State University closes 2013 with December commencement ceremonies
- WHAT: More than 2,800 Wayne State University students will participate in three commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies will be the first for Wayne State's 12th President M. Roy W...
WSU In The News
- Study: Michigan universities are key economic drivers , Dec 11, 2013
- The state's 15 public universities are responsible for more than 120,000 jobs and $23.9 billion in economic activity in the state, a report released Tuesday by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan said. Among the economic benefits of the universities are wages for staff and other spending by the institutions, but also spending by students and wages for alumni, the report by the Anderson Economic Group said. As would be expected, the largest portion of non-payroll spending for universities was in Wayne County ($547.2 billion), which houses Wayne State University and University of Michigan-Dearborn. Ingham County, home of Michigan State University, was second at $513.4 million. Washtenaw County, location for University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, was third at $355.6 million.
- Wayne State one of five Michigan universities get grant to boost minority STEM success, Dec 11, 2013
- The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.32 million grant to five Michigan universities for a project that will increase the academic success of underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics) fields, as well as women graduate students in gender-imbalanced fields. The project, Michigan Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, is comprised of Wayne State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. The alliance aims to strengthen the academic identity of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by improving their mentoring relationships and engaging them in interdisciplinary learning communities. “The alliance aims to improve mentoring of our students and fellows by providing new programs for our faculty in evidence-based strategies for effective mentoring, as well as design individual mentoring tailored to the discipline and circumstances of each pair of faculty and student or postdoc,” said Joseph Dunbar, associate vice president for research and associate dean of the Graduate School at Wayne State University, and principal investigator of Wayne State’s part in the project.
- Report: Michigan's 15 public universities have $24B economic impact in state, Dec 10, 2013
- Michigan’s public universities have a $24 billion economic impact on the state including $14.4 billion in direct spending and 71,000 full-time-equivalent jobs, according to a study by East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group LLC.
The study, released yesterday and commissioned by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan, found the state’s 15 public universities in fiscal 2012 were responsible for $7 billion in payroll spending plus $3.1 billion in non-payroll goods and services, and their collective student body spent a combined $4.3 billion over the same period. That includes about $4.7 billion in payroll and non-payroll spending for the five-county region of Southeast Michigan, which was home to just under 128,000 of Michigan’s 301,470 students in fall 2012, according to the Anderson report. Public universities in that region include Wayne State University, Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. “Whether it’s the investment of Wayne State in student housing spurring growth in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, alumni creating jobs in Marquette, research at (UM) encouraging entrepreneurial professors to create new companies or new classroom facilities in downtown Grand Rapids…Michigan’s investment in higher education pays off all over our state,” council Executive Director Mike Boulus said in a statement today. The report also estimates the universities indirectly support about $9.5 billion in spending and 51,000 jobs, over and above their own payrolls, for 122,000 jobs statewide.
- Wayne State faculty, students gather for Nelson Mandela tribute, Dec 9, 2013
- A Channel 4 News report highlighted events across the nation in honor of Nelson Mandela. In Detroit, a special tribute was held for Mandela at Wayne State University. The event was hosted by the Wayne African Student Society. Several professors spoke about Mandela's legacy and impact on the world, and some students even read quotes from the former South African president that inspired their lives and hope to inspire others.
- Wedding, birthday celebrations this weekend for Wayne State president, Dec 8, 2013
- Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson and his fiancee, Jacqueline Page, flew to Los Angeles this weekend for a celebration of their milestone birthdays: He turned 60 on Nov. 28; she turned 50 earlier this week. They planned Friday night, while hosting friends and family for pizza and wine in their hotel suite, to announce another milestone: They’re getting married Saturday during a 10 a.m. ceremony. “Since everybody has been asking (when we are getting married) and a lot of people will be present anyway, we thought it would probably be as good a time as any,” said Wilson, who began his term as WSU’s 12th president in August. “I feel very fortunate that we found each and we’re together,” Wilson said. “We both feel that way.”
- 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.