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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...
Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases
DETROIT — Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one ...

WSU In The News

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.
Wayne State receives $1.3 million for structural racism initiative, Jul 8, 2014
Wayne State University has announced a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a new initiative in which local nonprofits active in the areas of racial equity, health care, education, food security, safety, and housing will be encouraged to address issues of structural racism in Detroit. To that end, sixty nonprofit leaders will participate in the Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), which will be housed within the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law School and led by the center’s director, Peter Hammer. Through trainings and discussions, DEAL participants will learn how to build the capacity of their organizations, identify structural racism, and create action plans to promote change by boosting awareness of and making policy recommendations to address racial equity issues in the region. "There is great need for a resource of this nature in our city," said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. "The Keith Center is committed to promoting equality and justice. Local nonprofit organizations can be key drivers in the discussion and mitigation of civil rights challenges, and we are fortunate to have found an ally in this project with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation."


Wayne State's GO-GIRL program inspires girls in science, math, Jul 8, 2014
According to the National Science Board, women made up only 28 percent of all science and engineering jobs in 2010. But Wayne State University is hoping to get more girls interested in stem careers -- which stands for science, technology, engineering and math -- with its GO-GIRL program. GO-GIRL stands for Gaining Options, Girls Investigate Real Life. The program starts off as a 10-week course during the winter semester spending Saturdays learning about careers in stem fields. Then, during the summer, they spend four days on campus, live in the dorms and experience college-level courses. Mentors also play a huge part with the learning process with this program.
New Wayne State research to improve energy efficiency and lessen environmental pollutants, Jul 1, 2014
A Wayne State University professor has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the agency's most prestigious award for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering. The five-year, nearly $406,000 grant was awarded to Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, for the project "Tailoring the nature of the active site of Ni electrocatalysts for electrochemical co-reduction of CO2 and H2O". "Our research will have a broad impact in advancing the field by providing a new methodology for designing robust electrocatalysts for efficient generation of syngas from CO2, ultimately addressing nationally important issues in energy and climate change." "Dr. Nikolla is very deserving of this prestigious award from the National Science Foundation," said Gloria Heppner, associate vice president for research at Wayne State. "Her important research will not only transform our knowledge about electrochemical systems and ways to improve their performance, but also will provide important outreach programs that will advance teaching, training and public awareness regarding energy and our environment."


WSU baseball, softball teams join Scherzer family in running clinic , Jul 1, 2014
Detroit Tigers Cy Young pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, hosted a baseball and softball clinic at Wayne State University for the teenagers that participate in Detroit PAL's RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner-City) program. The Scherzer's partnered up with the Detroit Tigers Foundation to make the camp even more special by donating $23,100 to Detroit PAL during a brief ceremony. The Wayne State University baseball and softball teams joined the Scherzer's to help run the clinic.


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