Melba Boyd: A thought leader in African American literature and cinema
Melba Joyce Boyd, Distinguished Professor in African American Studies, is an award-winning author of 13 books, nine of which are poetry. Boyd's poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction have appeared in anthologies, academic journals, cultural periodicals and newspapers in the United States and Europe.
From doctor to math teacher: Mohammad Kang heals people his own way
It's funny how life throws a curveball when you least expect it. For Mohammad Kang, who graduated this spring with a bachelor's in mathematics with university honors, that curveball came during his first year at Wayne State, which ultimately lead him down a path towards a life-changing decision - from earning a medical degree and becoming a doctor to a degree in mathematics and a passion to teach.
From Puerto Rico to Detroit: Orlando Rios finds his research home
Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due to budget cuts at the institution. In the weeks after Maria made landfall, he knew those chances were even slimmer.
Q&A with Ryane Brown: CLAS student senate rep and future lawyer
Political science major Ryane Brown has some big aspirations. In addition to being the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Student Senate Representative, she wants to bring opportunities for equitable economics and educational freedom to Detroit citizens. We sat down with Brown to talk about life at Wayne State and beyond.
Georgene Abbey: A life-changing internship at the U.S. Embassy in Oman
Political science student Georgene Abbey had a life changing internship this past summer that helped shape her career goals. Abbey’s political science as well as her philosophy and peace & conflict studies background gave her the chance to work with people all over the world at the U.S Embassy in Oman. Despite her busy schedule being a senior here at Wayne State, we had the chance to sit down with Abbey to talk about her experience working in the Middle East.