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Dec 19, 2016, 14:12 ET Wayne State University invites public comment as part of accreditation process

Wayne State University invites the public to submit comments related to the quality of the university and its academic programs as part of a...


Nov 15, 2016, 13:51 ET WDET-FM launching Created Equal podcast, Nov. 18

Despite progress, in many ways the United States remains a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to income, education and health. And it...


Feb 14, 2013, 18:08 ET National Institutes of Health awards Wayne State University 10-year contract to host and support Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD

 Wayne State University officials announced today that the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of...


Feb 07, 2013, 09:55 ET Detroit seeking more young professionals to continue revitalization

 The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program is looking for a few more good men and women to help advance the renewal of Detroit and build upon...


Jan 09, 2013, 11:03 ET Former U.S. representative and NBC news analyst Harold Ford Jr. to keynote Wayne State's annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Proceeds support local schools through the Adopt-A-Classroom initiative  Former U.S. representative and NBC news analyst Harold Ford...


Dec 11, 2012, 08:03 ET Wayne State University experts available to comment on right-to-work legislation

 With the recent anticipated passage of right-to-work legislation in the Michigan House and Senate, Wayne State University offers experts to...


Nov 19, 2012, 14:12 ET Wayne State University receives $5 million gift to support medical students and advance adult literacy in Detroit

 Wayne State University has received a $5 million gift from Mort and Brigitte Harris to create scholarships for the School of Medicine and...


May 04, 2012, 10:00 ET TechTown's Con/Vida receives grant for Brazilian art show

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints to premiere at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Con/Vida: Popular Arts of the...


May 01, 2012, 11:27 ET Detroit, The City: What's Next? FOCIS empowers Detroiters to weigh in on the city's most pressing issues through 'CitizenDetroit' initiative

Wayne State University's Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) will launch a series of community workshops to educate high-performance...


May 01, 2012, 10:20 ET The Meijer Foundation announces significant support for the Made in Michigan Writers Series at Wayne State University Press

The Meijer Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to be paid over five years to support the Made in Michigan Writers Series, published by Wayne...


Apr 20, 2012, 06:00 ET Dr. Derek Wildman Completes Genome Sequence of Great Ape Living With Humans

 A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher is one step closer to understanding the genetic basis that enable bonobos, one of...


Mar 20, 2012, 12:14 ET Wayne State's Confucius Institute Hosts Fourth Annual Michigan China Quiz Bowl for Middle and High School Students

 Middle and high school students across Michigan are invited to test their knowledge of Chinese language, culture and geography during the...


Mar 13, 2012, 14:42 ET Children at Risk for Schizophrenia Show Disordered Brain Networks in Childhood, Adolescence, Wayne State University Researchers Say

 A team of neuroscientists led by a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor has discovered stark developmental differences...


Mar 08, 2012, 12:48 ET Urban Science Announces $1 Million Endowment to Wayne State For Col. Gregory Gadson Scholarship For Wounded Warriors

Award provides veterans with up to $50,000 annually for engineering, entrepreneurial education at Wayne State University ­Global...


Feb 29, 2012, 13:58 ET Wayne State University's School of Social Work to host Cyber Summit March 8

       CyberMentors tackle online bullying at high school and college levels  The Internet doesn't...


Feb 16, 2012, 10:08 ET Wayne State Research Reveals Improved Method for Paramedics To Stop Prolonged Seizures

Drug delivery directly into muscle using an autoinjector is faster and may be more effective in stopping prolonged seizures, according to a study...


Jan 31, 2012, 09:09 ET Ethics Concerns at 30-year High for Future Business Leaders

 A new study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics finds that ethical concerns among future business leaders are at a 30-year...


Dec 21, 2011, 09:00 ET Political Strategist and Author Donna Brazile to Deliver Keynote During Wayne State's Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event proceeds support Detroit area schools  Renowned political strategist, author and syndicated columnist Donna Brazile will...


Dec 13, 2011, 08:00 ET Nanoparticles Help Researchers Deliver Steroids to Retina

Research at Wayne State University, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins offers potential treatment for macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa...


Oct 18, 2011, 14:54 ET RetroSense Therapeutics Announces License Agreement With Wayne State University for Breakthrough Approaches to Vision Restoration

RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Michigan-based company, announced that it has executed its exclusive, worldwide option and signed a license...


Oct 12, 2011, 12:00 ET TechTown and the Export-Import Bank of the United States Partner to Boost Exports, Create Jobs in Michigan

For the first time in history, Detroit business owners will have a unique advantage entering the global marketplace as the result of a newly...


Sep 20, 2011, 11:04 ET Wayne Law Celebrates Grand Opening of Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Oct. 19

Wayne State University Law School is proud to celebrate the grand opening of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,...


Sep 14, 2011, 13:57 ET Wayne State University Partners with Toyota on Safety Research

Projects aimed at driver distraction, safety of children and seniors Two Wayne State University research groups have teamed up with the Toyota...


Aug 29, 2011, 11:38 ET Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Best-selling Author Marc Freedman and TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson Explore the Changing Face of Retirement at Wayne State's FOCIS Conference Sept. 15-16

National experts shed light on baby boomer employment trends in Michigan Wayne State University welcomes three recognized experts to its Detroit...


Aug 15, 2011, 09:27 ET Weight Loss Supplement Developed by Wayne State University Professors to Sell at Meijer Stores

Safe and effective fiber-based Mirafit offers hope for tackling obesity in Midwest After years of research and testing, a dietary supplement...