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April 24, 2015

Michigan AHEC launches Northern Lower Regional Center
DETROIT– The Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC) today announced the launch of its Northern Lower Regional Center. Located in Houghton Lake, Mich., the center will be responsible for impl...

April 23, 2015

Carl Levin to speak at Wayne Law Commencement; pioneering Indian justice to get honorary degree
DETROIT – Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator and chair of the newly launched Levin Center at Wayne Law, will deliver the keynote address at Wayne State University Law School’s Co...
WDET GM, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses' Detroit support services director selected into 2015-16 Marshall Memorial Fellowship
WDET-FM 101.9 General Manager Michelle Srbinovich and Sean Gray, business support services director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses’ Detroit program, were recently selected into the ...

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Danialle Karmanos gifts $100K to WSU journalism, Apr 22, 2015
A $100,000 gift from Danialle Karmanos, an alumnus who has also served on the school's Board of Governors, will help Wayne State University establish a project aimed at developing student-driven, public issue journalism. "Wayne State's journalism program prepares students to be hardworking professionals with a deep commitment to improving our community through truthful communication. I am proud that I can help further this work," Karmanos said in a press release.


Fifth Third joins list of sponsors for upcoming Wayne State bike ride fundraiser, Apr 20, 2015
Crain’s writer Tom Henderson wrote in his blog about Fifth Third Bank’s decision to join The Baroudeur as a sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include The Hub of Detroit and the Detroit Greenways Coalition. The event is a series of noncompetitive bike-tours around Detroit on Saturday, Aug. 22, to raise money for scholarships. Riders will have a choice of four distances: 20 miles, to and around Belle Isle and back from campus; 55 miles, to and around Palmer Park and back; 62 miles, which includes the Grosse Pointes and the old Michigan Central train station; and 100 miles, known in road-bike parlance as a century, which includes a ride to Grosse Ile and back. Matt Lockwood, director of communications at Wayne State, says that beginning in June, there will also be training runs on some of the Wednesdays leading up to The Baroudeur, with a schedule and distances yet to be determined.
Wayne Law students highlighted in National Geographic's "Take Back Detroit" feature, Apr 19, 2015
Wayne Law first-year students Jasmine Moore and Shanika Owens are featured in National Geographic’s feature on “Taking Back Detroit.” They were photographed and interviewed during Orientation Week at the Law School’s Michigan Urban Farming Initiative service project. Both are featured in a photo and blurb on the magazine’s website. Owens also is quoted in a 30-second audio interview on the website.
Wayne State cycling event to fund college scholarships, Apr 16, 2015
As M. Roy Wilson toured Michigan towns on his bike last summer, his understanding of the area increased. "It gives you a different perspective," Wilson, the president of Wayne State University, told the Free Press. That sparked an idea. "I thought that one way we could get more people to Wayne State is to get them here and get them to see it from a different way," he said. Combine that with a desire to raise funds for scholarships, and there's the Baroudeur — Wayne State's first fund-raising bike ride, to be held Aug. 22. "Baroudeur" means "fighter" or "warrior" in French. Wayne State's athletic teams are the Warriors. The term is also used in cycling for riders not afraid to break away from the peloton and do things on their own, the school says on its website for the race, http://baroudeur.wayne.edu/. The ride will send cyclists on several courses. There's a 20-mile ride winding from campus to Belle Isle and back; a 55-mile ride winding to Palmer Park and back; a 62-mile ride winding to Michigan Central Station and back, and a 100-mile ride winding to Grosse Ile and back. Wilson has long been a cyclist, and has competed in races. He stopped when he realized his competitors weren't trying to be a full-time medical student and also train. He got heavily into the sport again after rupturing his Achilles tendon playing basketball. He enjoys group rides, where he can fit into the pack and there are no titles, he said, but he also enjoys the solitary rides. "It's one of the few times I can be by myself to do my best thinking," he said. "Some of my best ideas have come while I'm riding. "I'm passionate about it, and I'm passionate about students being able to have access to higher education. This combines both passions."


Wayne State's McGregor Center named historic landmark, Apr 15, 2015
The McGregor Memorial Conference Center, a Modernist masterpiece located at Detroit's Wayne State University, was among five sites added to the nation's list of historic landmarks today by the National Park Service. Designed by renowned Japanese-American Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the two-story steel-frame and concrete folded slab McGregor Memorial Conference Center was built in an evolving International style, which eventually gave Yamasaki a worldwide reputation. Completed in 1958, the conference center — financed by the McGregor Foundation and one of four structures designed by Yamasaki at Wayne State — includes meeting rooms and reception space overlooking a lobby featuring free-standing columns and partitions highlighted with teakwood. With a refurbished reflecting pond and sculpture garden nearby, the conference center remains the university's primary conference facility. In 2013, the Free Press called it "jewel-like" and "a touchstone of greatness."


Wayne State University EcoCar 3 Team drives the future, Apr 14, 2015
The Wayne State University EcoCAR 3 team, comprised of select engineering students, is hard at work preparing for the EcoCAR 3 Final Competition to be held May 29-June 5, 2015. EcoCAR 3 is a new four-year collegiate engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM) that builds upon the 26-year history of the DOE’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC). The program seeks to develop the next generation of automotive engineers with unparalleled experience designing, building and promoting leading-edge automotive technologies. The WSU team represents Detroit and is the only university in Michigan participating in this competition. The team is made up of over 30 undergraduate and graduate students from engineering and communications disciplines.
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