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November 25, 2014

Wayne State appoints first associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer
Marquita Chamblee has been appointed Wayne State University’s first associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Chamblee — whose appointment is effective Feb. 2, 20...

November 20, 2014

Professor Jack Sobel, M.D., appointed interim dean of Wayne State University's School of Medicine
Wayne State University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret Winters announced today that Professor Jack Sobel, M.D., chair of the WSU Department of Internal Medicine, i...

November 19, 2014

Research shows anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts
          Just-published findings in the journal AIDS raise concern about potential long-term harmful impact of “antiretroviral therapy” on in-utero infants whos...

WSU In The News

Researcher awarded $1.8M grant to improve access to cancer survivor resources, Nov 24, 2014
Hayley S. Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor, population studies and disparities research program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and department of oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which will be given over the next four years. The grant titled "eHealth Activity among African American and White Cancer Survivors" will study the use of Internet-based and mobile technologies by cancer survivors once their treatment has ended. The study will compare how African American and White cancer survivors access health resources electronically and the impact that has on their cancer survivorship. "There are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States today. By 2024, this number is expected to increase to 19 million," said Thompson. "While it is good news that more people are surviving cancer, many of these individuals face different health related issues. Working with eHealth technologies to help improve the cancer survivor's access to needed services could help address and prevent some of the overwhelming needs and stresses that cancer survivors experience, as well as assist in the ever-changing healthcare arena."
Execs brave frigid Detroit night for homeless charity, Nov 23, 2014
Forty business executives, college administrators and other professionals found out firsthand, for at least one night, what it's like to be homeless in Detroit. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson and his wife, Jacqueline Wilson, were among those given a pair of cardboard boxes and a sleeping bag for their night on an outdoor basketball court on the grounds of Covenant House Michigan, a nonprofit that offers support to the thousands of young people who are homeless in Detroit. The "Sleep Out" Thursday night and early Friday was designed to raise money for Covenant House and awareness about youth homelessness.


President and Mrs. Wilson among executives to sleep out in support of homeless youth, Nov 20, 2014
More than 40 executives slept outside in cardboard boxes Thursday night as part of the “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” event, organized by Covenant House Michigan. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson was among the executives participating in the overnight sleepover. He talks about his experience with WDIV reporter Lauren Podell. WWJ-AM noted during an early news segment that President Wilson and First Lady Jacqueline Wilson participated.


WSU to host the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies event feat. Detroit native David E. Kirkland, Nov 18, 2014
David E. Kirkland, bestselling author, activist, cultural critic, educator, researcher and Detroit native, will return to his hometown to deliver the keynote address during the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies’ inaugural lecture and community response at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. Hosted by the Wayne State University College of Education and the family of Professor Emeritus Leonard Kaplan, the event will celebrate the newly launched collaborative, as well as unite community leaders, teachers, students and parents for a discussion on the state of urban education. Kirkland, an associate professor of English and urban education at New York University, will speak about the complexities of teaching and learning in urban settings.
FOCIS event highlighted, Nov 18, 2014
Irvin D. Reid, director of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS), was a guest on the Frank Beckmann Show discussing this week’s special FOCIS programs. On Monday, FOCIS presented “Democracy in Far Away Places: Namibia and Afghanistan,” featuring Martin Andjaba, ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the USA. Also featured this week on Tuesday was Sakena Yacoobi, examining “The Challenges of Democracy and the Education of Women in Afghanistan. Yacoobi co-founded Creating Hope International and is founder and CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL).
Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library welcomes new director, Nov 17, 2014
Wayne State University has appointed Erik Nordberg as the director of the Walter P. Reuther Library and Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. With more than 20 years of archival experience, Nordberg comes to Wayne State from the Michigan Humanities Council in Lansing., where he served as executive director. “We’re very excited to welcome Erik Nordberg back to Wayne State,” said Sandra Yee, dean of the Wayne State University Library System. “His archival experience and interest in industrial, labor and metro Detroit history will fit in perfectly with the mission of the Reuther Library and be a great asset to Wayne State.” Nordberg looks forward to collaborating with campus partners and promoting Wayne State through the Reuther Library. “As part of the Library System, it’s wonderful to work among people with a shared interest in libraries and archives,” said Nordberg. “But I’m also very excited to work with students and faculty—even if they aren’t history majors, there’s still so much the Reuther can add to their studies and research.”
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