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Posted Tue, 8/19/2014
 
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Distinguished Professor George Galster receives 2 awards at UAA Conference
Posted Thu, 4/17/2014
  At the 2014 Urban Affairs Association (UAA) conference, Dr. George Galster was inducted into the 2014 UAA Service Honor Roll.
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Detroit: Metropolis in Transition (UP 5650) - a new course for this Spring-Summer
Posted Thu, 3/27/2014
 
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Urban planning professor discusses community values as part of WDET's
Posted Fri, 1/10/2014
 
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New Four-Year Undergraduate Degree Plan!
Posted Thu, 11/14/2013
  The Plan is intended to show how a full-time undergraduate major in Urban Studies can finish their degree in four years. Please make sure to meet with your advisor to discuss specific details and course selection.
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Urban Studies chair comments about Detroit mayoral race in Christian Science Monitor report
Posted Tue, 11/5/2013
 
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Professor Robin Boyle comments about Midtown and public safety in China Central TV report
Posted Fri, 10/25/2013
 
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Chair of the Urban Studies and Planning Department comments on the future of Detroit
Posted Wed, 7/24/2013
 
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Urban Studies Student Inducted into WSU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
Posted Sat, 5/25/2013
  Urban Studies Student Inducted into WSU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
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Urban Studies lecturer comments about Detroit's Wailing Wall
Posted Thu, 5/2/2013
 
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Urban Studies professor comments about Dan Gilbert's impact in Detroit
Posted Wed, 4/24/2013
 
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Urban Studies Professor George Galster appeared on the Craig Fahle Show
Posted Wed, 4/24/2013
 
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MUP Students Present at Detroit Policy Conference
Posted Wed, 3/6/2013
 
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Urban Planning Professor Receives 2013 Dr. Arthur L. Johnson Community Leadership Award
Posted Fri, 1/11/2013
  Urban Planning Associate Professor Kami Pothukuchi is one of three recipients of the 2013 Dr. Arthur L. Johnson Community Leadership Award.
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Urban Studies Chair Robin Boyle comments in Detroit Free Press article on Detroit Future City Plan
Posted Thu, 1/10/2013
 
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Professor Galster's presentation on his new book
Posted Thu, 1/10/2013
  Professor Galster will speak on his new book "Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City" (University of Pennsylvania Press).
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Urban Studes and Planning Chair Robin Boyle quoted in article on Hantz Farms Proposal
Posted Tue, 12/11/2012
 
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Professor Robin Boyle appointed a Commissioner for Greening of Detroit
Posted Tue, 11/6/2012
  Professor Robin Boyle, Chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has been appointed a Commissioner for Greening of Detroit. This is a three year appointment, Jan 2013 - Jan 2016.
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Jeff Horner Featured on NPR
Posted Fri, 9/21/2012
  DUSP's Jeff Horner was recently featured on the National Public Radio program "All Things Considered."
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Smock Awards Announced
Posted Wed, 8/29/2012
 
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Galster Award Announced
Posted Wed, 8/29/2012
 
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SEED Wayne's Kami Pothukuchi featured as Detroit 20/20 Person of the Week
Posted Wed, 8/8/2012
  WXYZ’s Detroit 2020 selected Wayne State University professor Kami Pothukuchi as their Person of the Week for her efforts at spreading the word about the benefits of a motor city harvest.
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Detroit CLICS 2012 capstone report has been posted online
Posted Mon, 8/6/2012
 
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2011 Capstone Final Project Posted
Posted Mon, 8/15/2011
  The final, report for the 2011 Summer Capstone Project, Conceptualizing Woodbridge, has been completed and posted. Follow the link to download a copy!
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Scholarship Page Updated
Posted Thu, 1/20/2011
  The list of Urban Planning Scholarships from other institutions has been updated for 2011! Be sure to explore it soon, because many of the deadlines for applications are fast-approaching. Also, remember that applications for the CLAS scholarships are
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Planning News Updated - October 27th
Posted Thu, 1/20/2011
  The Planning News Section of the website has been updated for the weeks of October 17 and 24. This update includes coverage of several significant transportation-related developments, so be sure to read about all of the developments across Metro Detroit
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Check Out the Planning News Update!
Posted Tue, 12/21/2010
  DUSP is now providing links to news articles related to planning and economic development across the Detroit Metropolitan region! Catch up on the latest developments in our area by clicking on the Planning News link on the left-hand sidebar, or follow th
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Campus Alternative Transportation Map
Posted Mon, 11/22/2010
  Wayne State has published a new map highlighting alternative methods of transportation on and around the main campus! Explore this valuable resource at the link below.
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Professor Kami Pothukuchi Presents on SEED Wayne
Posted Sun, 11/7/2010
  For the second year in a row, eight planning organizations have come together to support a joint virtual conference for planners from around the globe in honor of World Town Planning Day. It is conducted completely online as part of efforts to reduce the
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DUSP Faculty Present at ACSP Annual conference
Posted Tue, 10/12/2010
 

Four faculty recently presented at the 2010 annual ACSP conference, which was held in Minneapolis this year. Presentations were made by

  • Professors Robin Boyle (Urban philanthropy: Analyzing a new activist agenda);
  • Lei Ding (State
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DUSP Position for Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
Posted Sat, 9/25/2010
  DUSP is now hiring an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies. For details of the job, see the link below.
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Professor George Galster Featured in CLAS Newsletter
Posted Tue, 8/24/2010
  The Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, George Galster arrived at Wayne State in 1996 from The Urban Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan institute in Washington, D.C., where he was Director of Ho
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Professor Vidal Delivers Keynote Address
Posted Wed, 8/4/2010
  In March, Dr. Avis Vidal, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning delivered the keynote luncheon address "Rebuilding the Post-Industrial City: Reframing the Issues" at the Symposium on Rebuilding the Post-Industrial City sponsored by the Journal of Law in
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Dr. Kami Pothukuchi Awarded Wayne State University Alumni Association Award
Posted Sun, 4/18/2010
  Dr. Kami Pothukuchi received the Alumni Faculty Service Award for 2010 from the Wayne State University Alumni Association called the. The award noted that Dr. Pothukuchi's "community service activities have been exemplary, and they have contributed to the
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DUSP's Jeff Horner Discusses Detroit on CBC News
Posted Mon, 3/29/2010
  DUSP's Jeff Horner discussed the demolition plans of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing with CBC news of Canada. According to Horner, Bing's plan is ambitious but one that is sorely needed if the city is going to be revitalized.
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George Galster named Andrew Carnegie Centenary Distinguished Professor of Scotland for 2010
Posted Fri, 3/26/2010
  DUSP Professor George Galster has been named the Andrew Carnegie Centenary Distinguished Professor of Scotland for 2010. As part of his responsibilities, Dr. Galster will be giving lectures at multiple universities in Scotland in fall 2010.
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PlanetiZen Names Top 10 Books of 2007
Posted Mon, 8/25/2008
  Planetizen Top 10 Books List, 2008 Edition Planetizen is pleased to release its seventh annual list of the ten best books in the planning field. With titles covering some of the most timely issues in planning -- from sustainability planning to the chan
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GUP Students tour The Book Cadallic
Posted Mon, 2/18/2008
  GUP Students were given a tour of the The Book Cadallic in early February.
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State of Michigan Cities
Posted Wed, 11/28/2007
 

Jeff Horner, Lecturer in Geography and Urban Planning, is the principle author of State of Michigan Cities: An Index of Urban Prosperity (MiHELP, 2007)

The link below takes you to a .pdf of the full report as well as .pdf's of the 40 tables in

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Winter 2008 Courses
Posted Wed, 11/21/2007
  Click herefor Winter course offerings.
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State of Michigan Cities
Posted Thu, 7/19/2007
 

Jeff Horner, Lecturer in Geography and Urban Planning, is the principle author of State of Michigan Cities: An Index of Urban Prosperity (MiHELP, 2007)

The link below takes you to a .pdf of the full report as well as .pdf's of the 40 tables in

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New Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies
Posted Tue, 7/10/2007
  Beginning in the fall, 07, the department will be offering a new Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies. This undergraduate degree builds on a successful co-major in Urban Studies that has been offered in the department for the past 15 years. See details on
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Professor Brinkman's Departure
Posted Tue, 7/10/2007
  We regret the departure of Professor P. Anthony [Tony] Brinkman to the University of Nevada, Reno. We wish him well in his new appointment.
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Pictures from Special Topics Course in Mexico
Posted Tue, 7/10/2007
  The Urban Planning program continued the internationalization of the curriculum by offering a Special Topics class in Mexico, in the Spring 2007, led by Professor Gary Sands. Photos from the Study Tour are available at the web site listed below.
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GUP Faculty & Michigan Suburbs Alliance’s Redevelopment Ready Communities Initiative
Posted Tue, 7/10/2007
  Several faculty from the department have participated in the development and implementation of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance’s Redevelopment Ready Communities Initiative (RRC). In partnership with staff from the Alliance, faculty have presented papers ab
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Past president of CNN, MSNBC to discuss media role in 2014 elections Nov. 19 at WSU
Posted Wed, 11/12/2014
 
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CLAS alumni receive university's Distinguished Alumni Award
Posted Tue, 10/14/2014
  Two CLAS alumni recently received Wayne State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award during WSU’s 2014 homecoming game.
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Roumell Family Annual Scholarship available to CLAS undergraduates
Posted Wed, 9/3/2014
 
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Wayne State chemistry professor Stephanie Brock named American Chemical Society Fellow
Posted Wed, 8/20/2014
  Wayne State University Professor of Chemistry Stephanie Brock is among a select group of scientists to be named to the prestigious 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program.
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Physics professor receives Intensity Frontier Fellowship
Posted Thu, 6/5/2014
  Professor Alexey Petrov, Department of Physics & Astronomy, has received the Intensity Frontier Fellowship.
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CLAS Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored at WSU Academic Recognition Ceremony
Posted Tue, 4/29/2014
 
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Congratulations to CLAS Faculty and Staff recognized at the WSU 2014 Employee Recognition Ceremony
Posted Mon, 4/28/2014
  On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Wayne State held its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.
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Andrea Harp has received the 2014 ASPDC Distinguished Service Award
Posted Fri, 4/25/2014
  Andrea Harp, the Manager of the Graduation Services staff in the CLAS Dean's Office, has been awarded the Academic Staff Professional Development Committee's Distinguished Service Award for 2014.
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CLAS Faculty receive National Endowment for the Humanities award
Posted Thu, 4/24/2014
 
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Fulbright awarded to Linguistics MA Student
Posted Thu, 4/24/2014
  Moira Saltzman, MA candidate in Linguistics, has been awarded a 10-month Fulbright Study/Research Grant to develop a ‘talking dictionary’ of Jejueo, the indigenous language of Jeju Island, South Korea
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CLAS Students win 2014 Garrett T. Heberlein Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students
Posted Thu, 4/17/2014
 
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Physics professor interviewed on WDET's Craig Fahle Show
Posted Fri, 3/28/2014
 
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Sociology student wins Garrett T. Heberlein Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students
Posted Fri, 2/28/2014
  Megan Throm-Petersen, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, has won the 2014 Garrett T. Heberlein Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students at Wayne State University
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Physics professor Ed Cackett receives NSF Career Award
Posted Wed, 2/26/2014
  Wayne State University astronomer Ed Cackett, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior facult
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Congratulations to the CLAS faculty members who have received a 2013 CLAS Teaching Award!
Posted Tue, 2/11/2014
 
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Voluntary Faculty Positions open
Posted Thu, 2/6/2014
 
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Confucius Institute celebrates its first 5 years
Posted Mon, 9/16/2013
  On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Confucius Institute (CI) at Wayne State will host a celebration to commemorate its first five years at the university.
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Professor Paul Karchin has been elected as a member of the Wayne State Academy of Scholars
Posted Wed, 9/11/2013
 
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Wayne State's SEED Wayne program receives Ford College Community Challenge Award
Posted Sat, 9/7/2013
  SEED Wayne receives Ford College Community Challenge Award
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Center for Peace and Conflict Studies director discusses terror threats abroad and impact on travel
Posted Mon, 8/5/2013
  WWJ reporter Beth Fisher talked to Fred Pearson, director of Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, about the worldwide terrorist alert in place.
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Richard J. Barber Summer Research Program
Posted Wed, 6/19/2013
 
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Physics Department welcomes undergraduates from around the country for physics research experience
Posted Tue, 6/18/2013
 
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Professor Peter Hoffmann was a featured presenter at the World Science Festival in New York
Posted Tue, 6/4/2013
 
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Physics professor Peter Hoffmann's book shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize
Posted Tue, 6/4/2013
 
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Wayne State's Wednesday Farmers Market brings fresh choices to Midtown
Posted Wed, 5/29/2013
 
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Physics and Astronomy Chair selected for national leadership program
Posted Fri, 5/24/2013
 
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Howard Lupovitch to serve as new Cohn-Haddow director
Posted Wed, 5/22/2013
 
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CLAS graduate was the keynote speaker at 2013 Commencement
Posted Mon, 5/20/2013
 
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CLAS Faculty and Staff Receive Wayne State Academic Recognition Awards
Posted Mon, 4/29/2013
 
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Urban Research Event - a Symposium Workshop
Posted Thu, 1/17/2013
 
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Dr. Wen Li was a 2012 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Posted Mon, 1/14/2013
 
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CLAS Scholarship deadline is February 8th
Posted Mon, 1/14/2013
 
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Dean Raskind profiled in WSU Development and Alumni AffairsOnline Newsletter
Posted Fri, 12/21/2012
  CLAS Dean Wayne Raskind was profiled in the WSU Development & Alumni Affairs Online Newsletter.
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Associate Dean Peter Hoffmann's book included in NBC's Cosmic Log Science booklist
Posted Wed, 12/19/2012
 
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Two Chemistry professors named AAAS Fellows
Posted Fri, 12/14/2012
  Chemistry professors Stephanie Brock and Arthur Suits have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Chemistry professor Matthew Allen's research could result in sharper MRIs
Posted Tue, 12/11/2012
 
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Chemistry professor's research on brain chemical analysis featured in Analytical Chemistry journal
Posted Thu, 10/25/2012
  A Wayne State University researcher's take on the current state of brain chemical analysis is the cover story in a recent professional journal.
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Join us for The Collegian Awards
Posted Thu, 9/20/2012
  Recognizing outstanding alumni and community leaders for their individual achievements, contributions to their fields and service to the community.
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Physics Professor Peter Hoffmann part of WSU team that receives NSF grant
Posted Wed, 9/12/2012
  Professor of Physics and CLAS Associate Dean Dr. Peter Hoffman is a Co-PI on a Wayne State grant that has received $750,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation.
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Wayne State University chemistry professor selected for Presidential Early Career Award
Posted Fri, 8/17/2012
  Wen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University, has been selected for a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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Welcome Dean Raskind
Posted Thu, 8/16/2012
  Wayne Raskind, professor and founding director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University has been appointed dean of Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 15.
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Urban Studies Students release results of Detroit commercial land survey
Posted Mon, 8/6/2012
  A group of Wayne State University urban planning students will present a final report to stakeholders and the campus community following their City of Detroit surveying project.
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Winter 2012 Dean's List Posted
Posted Mon, 8/6/2012
 
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Chemistry faculty member Wen Li receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineer
Posted Tue, 7/24/2012
  Dr. Wen Li, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, is listed under the Department of Defense group.
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Professor Paul Karchin was a guest on the Craig Fahle Show to explain the 'God Particle' discovery
Posted Mon, 7/9/2012
  Physics & Astronomy Professor Paul Karchin was a guest on the Craig Fahle Show to explain the 'God Particle' discovery
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Department of Physics and Astronomy Professors part of team that discovered new subatomic particle
Posted Fri, 7/6/2012
  A team of physicists from Wayne State made important contributions to the experiment that discovered the Higgs particle. The WSU team is led by Paul Karchin, Ph.D. and Robert Harr, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Chemistry department among top 100 in the world
Posted Wed, 6/6/2012
  Wayne State University's Department of Chemistry is among the top 100 in the world, according to the latest ranking by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
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Physics and Astronomy Professor part of research team making major breakthrough on black holes
Posted Fri, 6/1/2012
  Edward Cackett, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was closely involved in analyzing data, interpreting results and writing the paper recently released on this discovery.
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CLAS Teaching Awards for 2011-12
Posted Thu, 5/17/2012
  Dean Robert Thomas announces the recipients of the CLAS Teaching Awards for 2011-12:
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Michigan Chronicle feature story highlights WSU's Math Corps
Posted Fri, 5/4/2012
  A feature story examines Wayne State University’s Math Corps, a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program
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Ethriam Brammer a guest on CBS's 'Street Beat' to discuss Multiculturalism and Aging conference
Posted Fri, 4/20/2012
  Ethriam Brammer was a guest on CBS's 'Street Beat' to discuss Multiculturalism and Aging conference at WSU.
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Edible WOW magazine features SEED Wayne initiative in spring 2012 issue
Posted Mon, 4/9/2012
  A feature story highlights SEED Wayne, a university initiative to build sustainable food systems on campus and in the community.
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CLAS Student Athletes Part of WSU Women's Swimming and Diving Championship Team
Posted Mon, 3/19/2012
  The Wayne State University women's swimming and diving team emerged victorious from the NCAA Division II Championships.
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Two CLAS Students have been recognized for their athletic and academic achievements
Posted Wed, 3/7/2012
  Andrew Tines, a Mathematics major, earned GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Honors, and Phaebre Colbert, a Criminal Justice major, was named a GLIAC All-Academic.
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