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October 29, 2014

Mortuary Science Open House set for Nov. 6 at Wayne State University
Wayne State University’s popular Mortuary Science Open House will host an estimated 500-700 visitors from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5439 Woodward Ave. (at Ferry St.) in Detroit.  The a...

October 28, 2014

“Character and Responsibility” is the topic for Wayne State’s annual Seymour Riklin Memorial Lecture
Do we create our own characters? If not, how can we be responsible for the actions that flow from them? Internationally renowned philosopher Susan Wolf will present some of her world-leading rese...

October 27, 2014

Wayne State research funded by NIH may develop next generation of vaccines against autoimmune diseases
DETROIT – A major barrier to treating autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes is the lack of methods to deliver the therapeutics to specific sites such as the lymph nodes. A researcher in Way...

WSU In The News

University High School, Wayne State partner for C2 Pipeline after-school program, Oct 29, 2014
University High School (UHS) has partnered with Wayne State University to run the C2 Pipeline after-school program to help prepare students for college and, eventually, a career. UHS is one of 15 metro Detroit schools to have the program funded for five years through the Michigan Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program. C2 Pipeline takes place for two hours a day, four days a week, with about 55 students currently enrolled in the program. Students are given a snack or meal after school, followed by an hour of study and then an hour of enrichment in science, technology, engineering and math. To learn more about the C2 Pipeline program, visit c2pipeline.wayne.edu.
Obama to stump for Peters, Schauer at WSU on Saturday, Oct 28, 2014
President Barack Obama will speak at Wayne State University Saturday in the final weekend ahead of Election Day to stump for Democratic candidates. Obama is visiting Michigan to campaign for U.S. Senate nominee Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. The ticketed event is free and open to the public, according to a news release from the Michigan Democratic Party. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Michigan Democratic Party Coordinated Offices across metro Detroit. The event will be held at Wayne State's Matthaei Physical Education Center. Doors for the event open at 4 p.m.


Wayne State law to freeze tuition, offer scholarships, Oct 20, 2014
Wayne State University's Law School will freeze tuition next year and give a scholarship to every incoming student in a move designed to make a law degree more affordable, while boosting enrollment. In total, the tuition freeze and additional scholarship money will amount to the equivalent of a 14 percent tuition cut for all incoming students. "For us, it is really important to ensure that everyone has access to quality legal education," law school Dean Jocelyn Benson told the Free Press in an exclusive interview. "Not only do we want to make sure everyone has access to legal education, but also help with the rising student debt." The scholarships for WSU law students will be a mixture of both merit-based and need-based aid, Benson said. The scholarships are being paid for by private donations — largely from alumni, Benson said.


A big (WSU) alumni gift with a big goal: To help revive an entire city, Oct 20, 2014
Lots of people seem to be lining up these days to give the Motor City a jumpstart. Among the latest: Wayne State University alumnus James A. Anderson and his wife Patricia, who recently gave $25 million to the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. The $25 million gift will establish the James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute at the Wayne State University College of Engineering. The institute will provide students with mentors (some of them from Urban Science) who will teach them critical entrepreneurial skills such as securing patents. The gift will also endow chairs and several graduate scholarships.
WSU First Lady Jacqueline Wilson discusses partnership with Covenant House, efforts to address homelessness , Oct 15, 2014
On Thursday, Nov. 20, metro Detroit business leaders will spend the night outside in solidarity in an effort to raise funds and bring attention to the plight of homeless youth in Detroit and across the nation. The Sleep Out: Executive Edition, hosted by Covenant House Michigan (CHM), presented by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, and sponsored by Delta Air Lines among others, is part of a nationwide event taking place in 15 cities at Covenant House sites across North America. For the first time in Detroit, men and women from the business community will come together to raise awareness and funds to support Covenant House’s life-changing work helping young people leave the streets and begin new lives. “I’m thrilled to play a role in this remarkable and very powerful event,” said Jacqueline Wilson, Wayne State University first lady, founder of WSU’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program and co-chair of 2014 CHM Sleep Out: Executive Edition. “Wayne State’s longtime partnership with Covenant House is a wonderful example of its unwavering commitment to addressing and eradicating homelessness within our community.”


Wayne State University engineering gets $25M gift, Oct 9, 2014
Wayne State University’s College of Engineering is receiving $25 million from an alumnus to promote entrepreneurship in Detroit, officials announced Thursday. The gift from James Anderson, president and CEO of Urban Science in Detroit and his wife, Patricia Anderson, is believed to be the largest gift ever to the university’s engineering program. Anderson, who graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the engineering college in 1966 and 1970, founded in 1977 his auto retail consulting firm, which now has 19 offices with 850 employees. Anderson told the Free Press he hopes the gift for students and faculty can help encourage entrepreneurship that can help Detroit grow. “Wayne State had all of the great ingredients to create the success that I’ve enjoyed since graduation,” he said. “There is a community of aspiring entrepreneurs that want the opportunity.” Anderson “wants to encourage students to have a similar path to success that he was able to have based on his education at Wayne State,” said Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. “He was able to take his knowledge and start up a company and employ a lot of people that’s contributing to the local economy.” The $25 million will establish the James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute, which will be part of the College of Engineering.


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