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September 19, 2014

Julian Bond to offer free public lecture at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Activist Julian Bond will speak about the role the law has played in encouraging and thwarting the civil rights movement Thursday, Oct. 23, for the sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture...
Follow the Lines: Environmental Legacy, Health & Fishing the Detroit River
OPENING OCTOBER 8, 2014 The exhibit premiere of “Follow the Lines: Environmental Legacy, Health & Fishing the Detroit River” will open October 8 in the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Ant...

September 15, 2014

Acclaimed author Charles Baxter to speak at Wayne State University Sept. 22
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is partnering with the Wayne State English Department to host author and former Wayne State English professor Charles Baxter for a talk titled “Improvising Fict...

WSU In The News

Michigan universities draw $1.8B in federal academic research dollars to state, Sep 18, 2014
Because of the volume of patents generated in our region, Detroit became home to the first-ever regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2012. Wayne State University, University of Michigan and Michigan State University together draw $1.88 billion in federal academic research dollars to Michigan. The National Institutes of Health awarded more than $588.6 million in research grants to the Detroit region. Detroit has access to 375 automotive R&D centers, 120 of which are foreign-owned.
What you missed from "Morning Joe" live in the Motor City (at WSU), Sep 18, 2014
MSNBC cohosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzenzinski were on the air live from 6-9 a.m. during a broadcast of “Morning Joe” at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. They repeatedly referenced Thursday's graduation of the inaugural class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in southeast Michigan, a $20-million effort to help entrepreneurs and encourage small-business growth. Goldman Sachs was one of the sponsors of the broadcast. Other positive buzz topics included construction on the Detroit light rail system, plans for the new Red Wings arena, the explosion of tech companies on the Madison block of downtown Detroit (cited by guest and downtown developer-in-chief Dan Gilbert) and the playoff chances of the Detroit Tigers. As a nod to their setting, both Brzezinski and Scarborough held up Wayne State sweatshirts — and for a portion of the broadcast Brzezinski sported a green Wayne State jacket.


MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broadcasts live from Wayne State, Sep 17, 2014
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" returned to Detroit today for a live broadcast from Wayne State University. The cable news morning show, featuring hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, aired from 6-9 a.m. Scheduled guests for Thursday’s broadcast included billionaire investment icon Warren Buffett, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Detroit businessman/developer Dan Gilbert, Gov. Rick Snyder and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Besides catching up on the current state of the Motor City's financial struggles, the show will focused on small business owners set to graduate tomorrow from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson talked about the University’s role and commitment to Detroit’s economic revival.


Park(ing) Day comes to Wayne State on Sept. 19, Sep 15, 2014
On Friday, September 19, Park(ing) Day comes to Detroit. A one-day, global event where "artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks," Park(ing) Day happens annually on the third Friday in September. The tradition began in San Francisco in 2005 and has since spread to cities around the world. The idea is to reclaim, if only for a day, a small amount of precious urban space that we have sacrificed to the automobile. This year, Wayne State University will be facilitating the temporary conversion of a parking space on Cass Avenue at Putnam into a mini-park.
Wayne State to honor student veterans during ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sep 10, 2014
Wayne State University will honor its student veterans during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. today celebrating the opening of the newly remodeled and expanded Student Veterans Resource Center in the Student Center Building. A 9/11 remembrance also will be held at 10:28 a.m. in front of the flags on Gullen Mall.
Two officers selected for free, inaugural master's program at WSU, Sep 8, 2014
Two veteran Detroit Police Department officers will get a chance to further their education for free at Wayne State University. The pair — both of whom have been with the department for at least 15 years — are the first two selected for a new Chief’s Scholars program. The program was announced today by Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Raskind and Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Under the program, Detroit officers will have the chance for a free master’s degree in Wayne State’s criminal justice program. The scholarships will be awarded annually. Sergeant Michael Dicicco and Sergeant Deana Leath are the first two recipients of the scholarship. “A comprehensive education is one of the core missions of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,” said Raskind. “To have these experienced officers in classrooms with other criminal justice students will vastly deepen the dialogue and learning experience for all involved.”


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