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April 17, 2015

Wayne State to host inaugural cycling event through Detroit
        Wayne State University announced today that it will host its inaugural 100-mile urban cycling event, The Baroudeur, to raise scholarship dollars for WSU students in financial need o...
Wayne State University developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
DETROIT – Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer’s earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjecti...
Wayne State University student pharmacists to host event aimed at educating teens about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and underage drinking
Detroit – The Department of Pharmacy Practice in Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Wayne State University chapter of the American Pharmacist...

WSU In The News

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.
Metro Detroit, WSU to honor civil rights activist, Apr 8, 2015
On Friday, slain civil rights activist, Viola Liuzzo, will get Wayne State University's first-ever honorary posthumous degree. On Saturday, there will be a celebration of what would have been Liuzzo's 90th birthday. Those are just two of the events in the coming days that will honor Liuzzo who drove to Selma by herself from her Detroit home after watching unarmed American citizens brutally beaten by state and local lawmen. After a subsequent march for voting rights, Klansmen ran her car off the road and killed her. Board of Governors member Kim Trent, who spearheaded the effort to have the university award the honorary degree to Liuzzo, said she is overwhelmed by the community-wide support to honor Liuzzo and her family. Liuzzo had been a student at Wayne State before she was killed. The nursing school is establishing a scholarship in her name. "She so deserves all of this and more," said Trent. "I'm just so excited by the way Detroit has acknowledged her sacrifice as something worthy of our sincere gratitude. "She could have had a comfortable life living in her privilege as a white housewife," Trent said. "She knew the risks because she saw how people were beaten on the Edmund Pettis bridge. She knew but she was willing to take that risk."
WSU appoints William Decatur as new chief financial officer, Apr 7, 2015
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson announces the appointment of William Decatur as vice president for finance and business operations, treasurer and chief financial officer, effective May 29, 2015. He replaces Rick Nork, who is retiring this year. The vice president for finance and business operations is the chief financial and business officer of Wayne State University. Reporting to the president, the vice president is responsible for business and auxiliary operations, fiscal operations, investment, debt and risk management, facilities planning and management, human resources, procurement and strategic sourcing, and real estate. This position is a key strategic and managerial role at Wayne State University. The vice president also serves as treasurer of the university’s Board of Governors and holds the same position on the board of the university’s foundation. “I count it a privilege to join the leadership team and contribute toward the high academic and operational standards of Wayne State University,” Decatur said.
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