July 22, 2014
- New research at Wayne State will lead to more accurate multi-component system reliability and failure predictions in the auto industry and beyond
- DETROIT — A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis o...
July 21, 2014
- Wayne Law celebrates donation of Congressman John Conyers’ papers
- DETROIT – Some of the titans of American civil rights legal history gathered Friday, July 18, at Wayne State University Law Sc...
July 16, 2014
- Wayne State University’s School of Medicine receives $8.5 million gift from Michael and Marian Ilitch to develop innovative surgery technology in Detroit
- DETROIT– Wayne State University has received an $8.5 million gift from Michael and Marian Ilitch for the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine. The gift will create the Ilitch Chair f...
WSU In The News
- Researchers from Wayne State detail new studies and findings in the area of risk management, Jul 23, 2014
- The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Wayne State University, "One potential countermeasure to address this concern is the use of a bicycle warning sign with a 'Share the Road' plaque. This paper presents the results of a controlled field evaluation of this sign treatment, which involved an examination of driver behavior while overtaking bicyclists. A series of field studies were conducted concurrently on two segments of a high-speed, rural two-lane highway. These segments were similar in terms of roadway geometry, traffic volumes, and other relevant factors, except that one of the segments included centerline rumble strips while the other did not. A before-and-after study design was utilized to examine changes in motor vehicle lateral placement and speed at the time of the passing event as they relate to the presence of centerline rumble strips and the sign treatment. Centerline rumble strips generally shifted vehicles closer to the bicyclists during passing maneuvers, though the magnitude of this effect was marginal.
- PBS show "History Detectives" stops by the Reuther Library to investigate the Hoffa files, Jul 22, 2014
- "History Detectives: Special Investigations" premiered an episode that purports to "solve" a case familiar to most Metro Detroiters: the disappearance of former Teamsters President James R. Hoffa on July 30, 1975. "History Detectives" newcomer Kaiama Glover, who teaches in the French and Africana Studies Departments at Barnard College, visited the Reuther Library at Wayne State on-camera for “research."
- WSU and several state university researchers embark upon 2-year, $150K study of beach muck, Jul 21, 2014
- Researchers from multiple Michigan universities and agencies are embarking on a two-year, $150,000 study to better understand beach muck issues at the Bay City State Recreation Area. Donna Kashian, a professor of ecology at Wayne State University and lead researcher for the project, said that the survey is part of a wide range of work scientists and economists will undertake to better understand the beach issue over the next two years. Researchers from Wayne State University and Michigan State University, as well as other researchers, are set to team up to study the different dimensions of the beach muck problem and help identify paths forward to address it.
- Dr. Badr comments in WSJ article examining optimal sleep for good health, Jul 21, 2014
- Several sleep studies have found that seven hours is the optimal amount of sleep—not eight, as was long believed—when it comes to certain cognitive and health markers, although many doctors question that conclusion. "I don't think you can overdose on healthy sleep. When you get enough sleep your body will wake you up," said Safwan Badr, chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
- Wayne State president, city and business leaders announce Detroit Homecoming initiative to attract former residents, Jul 14, 2014
- The city’s business community is looking for business leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities and movers and shakers with ties to the city to come back and help rebuild the D. A host of local leaders, including Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, Mayor Mike Duggan, Chris Ilitch of Ilitch Holdings and Keith Crain of Crain Communications, announced their Detroit Homecoming event at an early Monday morning press conference at the Lowe Campbell Ewald advertising agency by Ford Field. The invitation-only Detroit Homecoming will be held Sept. 17-19 with a pull-out-all-the-stops agenda that includes tours throughout the city, a concert at Chene Park, dinner at the David Whitney Building and the Globe Building Outdoor Adventure & Discovery Center.
- Wayne State University earns top innovation designation, Jul 10, 2014
- Wayne State University is one of 14 institutions in the country to be designated as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University from its peers in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development. WSU received this new distinction based on its support of innovation and influence on economic prosperity in Detroit and throughout Michigan.