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July 30, 2014

NSF grant supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices being developed at Wayne State University
DETROIT – A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Nanoparticle-directed sy...
Wayne State University receives $600,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support its Undergraduate Student Success Initiative
The Kresge Foundation awarded Wayne State University a $600,000 grant to support the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative (USSI), aimed at increasing retention and graduation rates among minor...

July 29, 2014

FRIDAY: Detroit’s School of Medicine will welcome 290 physicians-in-training at White Coat Ceremony
Media Advisory WHAT: The Wayne State University School of Medicine will officially welcome its freshmen medical students at the annual White Coat Ceremony. Surrounded by family and...

WSU In The News

Detroit Lions' Joique Bell honored to practice at alma mater Wayne State tonight, Jul 29, 2014
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is returning to where it all started. Bell, the 2009 Harlon Hill Trophy winner as the best player in Division II, will be the guest of honor at 7:30 tonight when the Lions host a free, public practice at his alma mater, Wayne State. “It means a lot,” Bell said Tuesday. “That’s where I come from. That’s who gave me my shot. How many players can say they’re going to practice at their old college with their professional football team? It’s an honor. I feel privileged. I mean, I’m blessed. What more can I say?” Bell grew up in Benton Harbor. But after he compiled 8,055 all-purpose yards and 576 points — ninth and fifth, respectively, in NCAA history — he embraced the campus in downtown Detroit and the city as his second home. Tickets are available at the Wayne State box office. WXYZ Channel 7 will be hosting a 30-minute live show from 7:30-8 p.m. tonight at Tom Adams Field.


Schoolcraft and Wayne State transfer credit agreement will benefit students at both schools, Jul 27, 2014
A new agreement recently signed by the presidents of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State University will allow students to get a maximum value for their completed coursework while pursing an associate's, then bachelor's degree, at these partner institutions. The new agreement will provide a seamless transfer experience while increasing student retention and degree completion at both schools. Dr. Conway A. Jeffress, president of Schoolcraft College, and Dr. M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, were joined by administrators, staff and members of the Board of Trustees to celebrate the Reverse Transfer Agreement. “Today is just one of many in a long list of acknowledgments of the very successful partnership Schoolcraft and WSU have had for many years, all of which have been for the benefit of students in the region,” said Dr. Wilson.
Teens in WSU's Ralph Bunche Summer Institute identify and remove invasive plants on Belle Isle, Jul 24, 2014
About 100 teens came together to improve Belle Isle on Thursday. With the help of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources they learned how to identify and remove invasive plants that are known to be killing native Michigan plants. They say it was wonderful to meet so many other teens who want to make a difference. “It feels great to help Detroit look better, and I love seeing a better place for everyone to live,” said Jalen Hedwood, a volunteer. “There are kids who want to see their city clean, want to help out, and be part of organizations that focus on positivity and leading us to our future,” said Travon Stearns, another of the volunteers. The teenage volunteers are part of The Student Conservation Association and the Wayne State University Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program.
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.


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