January 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends January 2020
Free, convenient mental health resources available to Wayne State community

Free, convenient mental health resources available to Wayne State community

Balancing an active lifestyle with academic, professional, personal and social stresses and demands can be challenging. Wayne State University provides a variety of free, convenient resources — including confidential counseling, coaching, consultation and referral services — to help support the health and well-being of the campus community.

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Rooted in wellness: Medical students get a taste of plant-based medicine  

Kale. Chickpeas. Tahini. Dates. Those were just a few of the ingredients in a class held for the nearly 300 freshmen of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.The topic was plant-based nutrition, and the new curriculum initiative — equal parts cooking demonstrations, hands-on recipe making and clinical testimonials from patients — is possibly the first of its kind at any of the nation's medical schools. 

Wayne State to address urgent need for STEM educators  

Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, Wayne State University announced it is launching the Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project, an innovative multi-sector partnership that aims to positively impact student learning, address the critical shortage of STEM teachers and support the region’s workforce development. The $2.5 million project will target recent graduates and mid-career professionals with STEM expertise in the metro Detroit region, especially those in the automotive and technology industries who may be impacted by recent and planned plant closures.

Linguistics student documents endangered language in Indonesia  

Jahnavi Narkar has been fascinated by language for as long as she can remember. As a master’s student in linguistics at Wayne State University, she is interested in phonetics, or the sounds of human speech, and studies how the physical properties of sounds impact how they are perceived. Narkar put her research to work by taking part in a national training program in linguistic fieldwork, funded by a grant from the Documenting Endangered Languages program of the National Science Foundation.

$1.7M grant to Wayne State College of Engineering aims to improve oral delivery of insulin  

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar), or the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Oral insulin is potentially prescribed to patients diagnosed with diabetes. However, current oral protein formulations of insulin face multiple obstacles during their gastrointestinal transport and absorption, resulting in lower therapeutic benefits, and there is an urgent need for a safe and efficient oral delivery technology. Now, a team of researchers in Wayne State’s College of Engineering is exploring ways to address these issues.

Join us for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Join us for the 2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Student resources and reminders

Jan. 9: Warrior Basketball vs. Davenport

Jan. 10: Public Planetarium Show

Jan. 11: Young Astronomers Planetarium Show

Jan. 11: Warrior Basketball vs. Grand Valley State

Jan. 14: Theatre and Dance at Wayne Season Tickets Available

Jan. 17: Public Planetarium Show

Jan. 19: Jazz Jam at Cliff Bell's

Jan. 21: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Jan. 22: WinterFest

Jan. 23: Wayne State Basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State

Jan. 23: Irvin D. Reid Honors College Showcase

Jan. 24: Public Planetarium Show

Jan. 25: Warrior Basketball vs. Northwood

Jan. 27: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Jan. 31: Public Planetarium Show

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Heck-Rabi Playwriting Festival

Feb. 1: Warrior Basketball vs. Ferris State

In the news

Detroit News: Detroit Police mounted section trots on with 2 new horses

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State University series aims to help you refine your language

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The barriers to mobility

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State board Chair Trent to join Whitmer administration; Stancato named as replacement

Michigan Chronicle: Wayne State launches new Office of Women's Health

WJBK Fox 2: Wayne State student athlete becomes Be the Match bone marrow donor

WJBK Fox 2: WSU medical students learning more about plant-based nutrition to prevent disease

Remembering 2019

Remembering 2019

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