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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

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.
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."


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