Subject of the Month: 2018

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September 2018


Stacks of Books


Selector: Monique Oldfield and Mike Hawthorne

150 years of distinguished faculty



Special Collection honoring WSU the memory and work of WSU faculty Dr. Jeheskel Shoshani

Jeheskel Hezy Shoshani Library Endowed Collection Logo

 The Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani Library Endowed Collection (formerly known as the Elephant Research Foundation Library, or ERFL) is a diverse collection of information and display resources about elephants and their relatives, both past and present.

 The collection of more than 1,100 items continues to grow. It contains published materials, archival material gathered and created by Shoshani during his research, and biological samples.

Subjects Include:

  • Elephants
  • Mammoths
  • Biology
  • Conservation
  • Endangered Species
  • Circuses

Faculty Publications by Wayne State University Press

Logo for the Wayne State University PressThe Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting the core research, teaching, and service mission of WSU by generating high-quality scholarly and general-interest books of global importance.

Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.  Please click the Wayne State Press icon to see the list WSU Faculty publications published by the press.

Wayne State University Sesquicentennial

WSU Logo with 150 years in the heart of Detroit

On May 18, in 1868, Wayne State University was officially founded as the Detroit Medical College. The first academic term began on Nov. 3, 1868.  On April 22, 1956, the Michigan Legislature adopted Act 183 “to establish and regulate a state institution of higher learning to be known as Wayne State University.” 

Photo of Detroit Medical College with the WSU Seal, Making History Since 1868


Throughout 2018, the WSU Libraries invite you to join us as we celebrate our University's rich history and sesquicentennial. The official celebration period will run from Jan. 1, 2018 to Nov. 1, 2018.  In addition to the Subject of the Month displays, please check the University Calendar for Special Events and Exhibits.

Databases to find facutly research impact


Dissertations and Theses - from WSU and beyond



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