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November 24, 2015

Macomb Community College and Wayne State University create seamless pathway to bachelor’s degree
A new partnership between Macomb Community College and Wayne State University will allow qualified students to concurrently enroll at both institutions, getting a head start on a WSU bachelor’s ...

November 20, 2015

University Research Corridor team wins $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers
DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Adminis...

November 19, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - Wayne State University criminal justice students unite community organizations for city-wide Thanksgiving Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 21.
What: A group of more than 150 volunteers organized by Wayne State University criminal justice students will come together for a daylong community service project throughout Detroit. Who: ...

WSU In The News

Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation Grant forges three-year partnership with WSU, Nov 19, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Wayne State University have established a new three-year multi program partnership. The lead effort kicks off Nov. 20, when the DSO will transform its atrium walls at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center into gallery space displaying the work of second generation Cass Corridor artist Kurt Novak. An alumnus of WSU, Novak has been making art for nearly 35 years, creating primarily installations, sound projects and sculpture. The grant provides for two other facets of this new partnership between the DSO and WSU, each currently planned for this season only. “This is a wonderful collaboration on many levels” said Matthew Seeger, dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. “The interaction between the visual arts and music can create important insights for both and the long collaboration between two great Detroit institutions, the DSO and Wayne State continues to enrich our community. We are excited that the University Art Collection is now part of that collaboration."
The Bonstelle stages spectacular 'James and the Giant Peach', Nov 15, 2015
The Bonstelle Theatre’s current staging of “James and the Giant Peach,” which is adapted by David Wood from one of Roald Dahl’s early works of juvenile fiction, is a series of spectacles to delight the eyes. This formula works especially well in live theater, where the colorful staging and preposterous situations make even the evil grown-ups’ behavior laughable. The Bonstelle production is so well conceived – combining old and new production tricks to bring the magic to life – that adults will be entertained just by the inventiveness of the storytelling. The stage version remains true to the 50-year-old story in a way that pays homage to the darker side of Dahl’s story while emphasizing all that is fantastic, weird and magical. The actors in this show all seem to enjoy the challenge of reaching the children (and adults) in the audience and pulling them into the story. “James and the Giant Peach” runs at Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre through Nov. 22. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., plus special student matinee performances on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Editorial: WSU gets ahead of doctor shortage, Nov 8, 2015
A Detroit News editorial lauds Wayne State’s Med-Direct program noting that the university recognizes the future shortage of doctors could seriously damage health care in America. “So it’s getting aggressive about recruiting and training the next generation of physicians. It’s new and ambitious Med-Direct program promises great rewards for both students and the community.” Also mentioned in the piece is Wayne State’s BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program, which was started last summer. “It’s hard to imagine how Wayne State could better use its scholarship funds. The university has a respected medical school that provides residents to hospitals throughout the region. This program should keep that pipeline full at a time when American students are turning away from medical studies. It’s not unusual for a college to go after the best and brightest students. But this takes that initiative to a whole new level. WSU should be commended for recognizing a looming crisis, and aggressively working to get in front of it.”
NIH grant to Wayne State offers new hope for more accurately diagnosing infants with serious infections, Oct 18, 2015
Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, has been awarded a five-year, $5.76 million grant by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. Mahajan and his collaborators will study how febrile infants - babies 2 months or younger who are brought to emergency rooms with invasive bacterial infections - can avoid invasive procedures such as lumbar punctures, overuse of antibiotics and unnecessary hospitalizations through a new, rapid and more accurate testing to be developed by their research team. Mahajan and his collaborators have been researching the evaluation of the febrile infant for 15 years and have been continuously funded in their efforts since 2008. "This award will aid in the development of a potentially paradigm-shifting approach of a new, more precise, efficient and rapid laboratory diagnostic strategies," Mahajan said. "This would allow for a less-invasive, quicker and more accurate cost-effective evaluation of young febrile infants while bringing this exciting technology to patients bedside. If successful, it will substantially impact the care of thousands of febrile infants across the world."
WSU's New IBio Center plans holistic approach to urban health issues, Oct 15, 2015
Wayne State University held a grand-opening ceremony Wednesday for its new $93 million Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), situated on a formerly abandoned 2.7-acre block in Detroits Midtown neighborhood. Mike Brinich, WSUs associate director of communications, says the facility will be the first of its size and kind, due to its holistic approach to studying and eliminating the diseases that Detroiters experience in disproportionately high numbers. At IBio, researchers will initially focus on metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and pediatric asthma.
Wayne State celebrates opening of new biosciences center, Oct 14, 2015
Wayne State Universitys new Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) is aimed at helping fight against health disparities that many suffer from in Detroit. Obesity, cardiovascular disease and other health issues that disproportionally affect city residents will be part of the focus of researchers at the facility. The building is located on more than two acres of land on Woodward Avenue. It features more than 200 thousand square feet of lab and clinical space to help researchers and medical personnel collaborate on finding solutions. The center will work in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System.


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