June 2019 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends June 2019
Engineering student builds future for self, university

Engineering student builds future for self, university

Mahmoud Abuqalbain ’18 came to Wayne State to build his future. He never dreamed he would help build the university’s along the way. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Abuqalbain made the decision at 16 to come to the United States to continue his education. He decided on Michigan, mostly out of necessity. While earning both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Engineering, Abuqalbain has been working in the field as a project engineer to help build the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments and STEM Innovation Learning Center.

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Falcon cam helps WSU biology research soar to new heights  

A pair of peregrine falcons have called WSU’s iconic Old Main home for the last several years. Now, thanks to a few generous supporters, the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a new webcam near the nesting site will allow researchers and the public alike to monitor these fascinating birds of prey.

Farmers Market returns to campus  

The Wayne State University Farmers Market returns June 12 and will continue weekly until the end of October. Located on the corner of Woodward and Warren avenues, the market shares greenspace with the newly completed Woodward | Warren Park. The addition of new landscaping, seating, games and a welcome kiosk enhance an already popular Midtown hangout.

Honors College dean gifts $50K for 50th birthday  

When some people turn 50 years old, they buy themselves a Corvette. Not John Corvino. Instead, for his milestone birthday, Corvino decided on a present that would benefit someone other than himself. The Dean John Corvino Endowed Scholarship was established to go toward educational expenses for an Irvin D. Reid Honors College student in their junior and senior years.  

Register now for K-12 summer camps at Wayne State  

Registration for K-12 summer camps is now open and scholarships are available. More than 90 programs are being offered, from weeklong day camps to overnight camps, with focus areas including music, dance, athletics, career preparation, STEM, entrepreneurship, CPR, cybersecurity, forensics and more. For the first time, Wayne State will provide scholarships to cover the full cost of STEM-related camps for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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Student resources and reminders

June 14: Public planetarium show

June 21: Public planetarium show

June 26: Summer classes begin

June 28: Public planetarium show

June 29: Office of International Programs Summer Picnic

July 17: Transfer Student Open House

July 19: Public planetarium show

July 29 - Aug. 1: Spring/Summer final exams

Aug. 15 - 16: Summer final exams

Aug. 17: The Baroudeur

Aug. 28: Fall classes begin

In the news

Detroit Free Press: Getting adults to finish college is tough, but key to boosting Michigan's economic gain

The Conversation: The unique harm of sexual abuse in the black community

Forbes: They're worth billions, and the pursuit of their money is an enormous consumer fraud issue today

Detroit Legal News: Power play: Hockey player takes aim on a legal career

Michigan Radio: Wayne State University is improving its graduation rates

Forbes: Michigan Mobility Institute, Wayne State University partner on advanced mobility curriculum

WJBK Fox 2: Ilitch School alumna partners with friend to assist disabled people, by way of magnetic buttons

Detroit Free Press: Getting to college isn't enough. We need to help more students finish

WJBK Fox 2: Family of falcons nests at Wayne State

Bridge: High blood pressure is rampant in Michigan. Better data may lead to a cure

150 Years in the Heart of Detroit

150 Years in the Heart of Detroit

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