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Wayne State to host UrbanDisruption@Wayne symposium

February 5, 2013


Anthropologists and urban planning experts from across the region will converge on WSU Thursday, Feb. 7 for UrbanDisruption@Wayne. This symposium highlights the work of Wayne State social sciences and humanities faculty and graduate students to address how inequities and power result from or lead to rapid changes in the urban environment. 

WSU Assistant Professor of Archeology Krysta Ryzewski will present findings from her recent archaeological dig at Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station. George Galster, Hilberry professor of urban affairs in WSU’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, will give a presentation on his book Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City. 
“Wayne State has a long history of urban scholarship. This symposium builds on this tradition by highlighting the work of the university’s dynamic, young scholars in departments as diverse as anthropology, history, social work, sociology, and urban studies and planning,” says WSU Associate Professor Rayman Mohamed. “While previous researchers focused on North America, current WSU scholars study urban environments across the globe, from Europe and the Middle East to Asia, Africa, and South America, while continuing to be a leading voice in understanding urban places in North America.”
The event is free and takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.WSU's Faculty Administration Building.  #3339 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
RSVP by emailing rayman.mohamed@wayne.edu. 
5700 Cass Avenue, 3100 Academic Administration Building * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-8155 * Fax (313) 577-4459 * Newsline (313) 577-5345