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    News releases from August 2004

  • Democrats nominate candidates for November
    Democratic candidates for the Wayne State University Board of Governors are incumbent Annetta Miller and Tina Abbott, secretary treasurer of the Michigan State AFL-CIO. The GOP's nominees are incum..
  • "Nursing faculty shortage looms"
    The U of M and other nursing schools haven't been spared the consequences of the nursing shortage. It's not just the bedside nurses in short supply; it's the professors who teach them as well.
  • Michigan universities create high-performance network for collaborative research
    Michigan\'s three largest public universities -- Michigan State University, the U of M and Wayne State University are creating a high-performance network to support advanced collaborative research.
  • Parties pick rest of their slates
    Paul Massaron of the Wayne State Board of Governors is quoted in a story about Democratic and GOP party conventions in Michigan last weekend. "Had the top of the ticket not won, I would not have be..
  • Boys affected by prenatal drugs
    The article reports findings of a study headed by Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black of the Wayne State University School of Medicine that found that boys who were repeatedly exposed to cocaine while in the..
  • Antifungal drug can curb yeast infections
    The Times ran a short version of an AP story about a treatment for yeast infections that cites Dr. Jack Sobel, chief of infectious disease at the WSU School of Medicine. He led a study involving 38..
  • Taking menopause in one's stride, if lucky
    Dr. Susan Hendrix, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the WSU School of Medicine and a principal investigator for the federal Women's Health Initiative Trials regarding estrogen levels and th..
  • Rain, humidity spawn strong ragweed season
    A story about the fall allergy season includes comments by Willane Krell, a pulmonologist and assistant professor of internal medicine in the WSU School of Medicine. "This year, I'm seeing more peop..
  • Steve Kovalchik, Wayne State
    Warriors hockey defenseman Steve Kovalchik from Riverview is profiled. A photo of the third-year player in action accompanies the story. Wayne State will have to tighten up on defense in order to ..
  • In Brief: U-M, EMU make Princeton Review List
    A brief item about the naming by the Princeton Review of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University among the "Best Midwestern Colleges" mentions that Wayne State is among Michigan s..
  • Beat high cost of textbooks
    Over a four-year college career, purchasing textbooks can add $4,000 or more to a student's expenses. During the 2003-04 school year students in Oregon and California spent an average of $898 on new..
  • Peter Schweitzer, chairman of J. Walter Thompson, featured on the \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    Peter Schweitzer, chairman of J. Walter Thompson, was the guest on the \"Leaders on Leadership\" program co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration. The studio audience of WSU students..
  • Lessons Learned
    A lengthy article offering tips to first-year college students for "surviving and thriving," includes advice from Wayne State students. One suggested keeping company with students who have similar ..
  • End-of-life choices wrench Mich. Families
    Dr. Robert Frank, associate dean of academic and student programs in the School of Medicine, is quoted in a front-page story about the dilemma facing persons with terminal illness and their families..
  • Michigan delegation focuses on thwarting Kerry
    A story examining Michigan's role as a battleground state in the upcoming election mentions that earlier this year, in an appearance at Wayne State University, John Kerry announced his proposals to ..
  • Hidden Detroit: The Free Press guide to not-so-obvious Detroit attractions
    Wayne State's Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI), in the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, is noted as a helpful source for learning more about Detroit. Readers are referred to DOI'..
  • State Dems, GOP host conventions
    An article previewing the Democratic and Republican state conventions carries a sidebar that includes a list of the respective parties' candidates for the Wayne State Board of Governors. The Democr..
  • "MIT taps 1st female chief"
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology chose Yale University Provost Susan Hockfield as its new president. Hockfield, 53 will be MIT's first female president, and it's first with a life sciences..
  • WSU selects broadcast crew
    Ron Rice and Richard Jordan, former Detroit Lions players, will join play-by-play announcer Matt Williamson for broadcasts of WSU Warriors football games this season, Director of Athletics Rob Fourn..
  • Poverty rises in Michigan while incomes decline
    Poverty and lack of health insurance coverage have worsened in Michigan and the average household income is down. The troubled economy is a terrific strain for low-income people, said Kurt Metzger, ..
  • WSU professor performs in the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival
    A listing for the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival mentions that Wayne State Music Prof. Chris Collins will be performing. \"...Jazz has grafted itself onto every musical tradition imaginabl..
  • Silicone implants, high platinum link
    This article about the use of heavy metals in silicone breast implants quotes a Wayne State researcher. Paul H. Wooley, director of research for orthopedic surgery at Wayne State University, said it..
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    A story about decorating residence hall rooms featured Wayne State\'s North Residence Hall and quoted two Wayne State students. The article included photos of the students\' residence hall rooms. \"..
  • SME and NextEnergy team up on Student Program
    The Dearborn-based Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Detroit-based NextEnergy have collaborated on a student program that will decipher the basics of energy and alternative energy, combining cl..
  • WDET director interviewed on
    The Web site feature a Q & A article with longtime WDET Program Director Judy Adams.
  • Wayne State's administration creates anti-Hispanic climate
    Publisher-editor Dolores Sanchez, in an editorial, details complaints by the Hispanic community against WSU Administration over the Chicano-Boricua Studies Center controversy. She urges a meeting b..
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    A feature appeared on Wayne State football coach Paul Winters and Wayne State\'s football team in The Detroit News\' College Sports special section. The article include two photos.
  • Three largest universities create high-performance research network
    Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan have joined forces to create a high-performance network with the capacity to meet their emerging and demanding research needs. The new netw..
  • Runoff voting makes ballot
    Wayne State University political science professor Kevin Deegan-Krause supports the Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) that will be considered on Ferndale's next election ballot. Deegan-Krause says IRV, a ..
  • Cancer Institute plans expansion
    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a Comprehensive Cancer Center and affiliated with Wayne State University, announced that it will buy land and buildings from the Detroit Medical Center ove..
  • Karmanos cancer center pursues national profile
    The Karmanos Cancer Hospital, which is splitting from the Detroit Medical Center, now is poised to become one of the nation's premier cancer treatment programs, according to hospital officials. The ..
  • Grad students feel brunt of college tuition hikes
    Wayne State University's graduate students will see an 8.5 percent - or about $220 per term - increase over last year in tuition. The University of Michigan's graduate tuition varies from progra..
  • Core Technology Alliance creates top-flight biotech labs at Michigan institutions
    Wayne State University is noted in a brief as one of the member institutions of the Michigan Life Sciences Corridor, established in 2001. Wayne State, the University of Michigan, Michigan State Univ..
  • School lunch a throwaway?
    Cathy Jen, professor in the department of nutrition and food science at Wayne State, commented on the influence parents have on their children developing healthy eating habits. Jen believes that par..
  • Boys' behavior linked to prenatal cocaine exposure
    Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black, Wayne State University School of Medicine, is quoted extensively in a story about her research findings recently published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral ..
  • Karmanos Institute to build $47M cancer center in Detroit; acquire DMC Cancer Hospital assets
    As part of the deal to split from the DMC and build a $47 million clinical cancer center in downtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has also agreed to maintain a long-term, exclu..
  • Coverage of the Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Coverage of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announcement was provided by WDET.
  • Medicaid helps keep seniors out of nursing homes
    An opinion article notes a study prepared for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) by Wayne State University's Department of Community Medicine. The study found that senior care management progra..
  • Residents near WSU complain about parking
    Following complaints from apartment dwellers near the Wayne State campus that students were parking in their spots, Detroit officials responded by restricting parking to two to three hours Monday-Fr..
  • Michigan families forced to live with sacrifices
    In a story about the impact of gasoline prices on family budgets, Kurt Metzger, demographics expert in the Center for Urban Studies (CULMA), points out that price increases are most harmful to low-i..
  • Newsman was Detroit TV fixture
    A Detroit News obit on longtime Channel 4 news reporter Bob Bennett includes information that memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Bennett Scholarship Fund at Wayne State University. Chann..
  • U.S. pageant runner-up, 54, is champion for disability rights
    A profile by Desiree Cooper on 54-year-old Marva Ways, who is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Michigan, notes that she is a quadriplegic and has been a "nonstop disability rights advocate for the past 2..
  • Warrior volleyball picked sixth by coaches
    The Wayne State volleyball team was selected to finish in sixth place in the South Division by head coaches of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in preseason balloting. The..
  • MSU offers new masters program in intellectual property law
    To meet a fast-growing need for attorneys and professionals working in the intellectual property and communications areas, the Michigan State University College of Law has established new master's o..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute seeks applicants for October program
    The Detroit Orientation (DOI) Institute is accepting applications for its fall program scheduled on Oct. 11, 18 and 25. DOI sessions provide a historical perspective and candid look at Detroit and t..
  • Dennis Archer Foundation
    In an interview about the Dennis Archer Foundation's scholarship fund, Archer mentioned that he has alerted Wayne State and other universities to be on the lookout for suitable candidates.
  • Strapped area schools outsource more jobs
    Michael Addonizio, associate professor at Wayne State University's College of Education, commented on the move to privatize services once provided by employees at Michigan's public schools. Food, cu..
  • When it comes to coming trouble, the eyes have it
    The Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University is mentioned as one of four Michigan institutions that shared $14.8 million in federal funding for eye and vision research in 2003.
  • Business People
    Delila Owens, an assistant professor at Wayne State University, was appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the Michigan Board of Counseling. The board is responsible for licensing professional couns..
  • City planning
    Free Press editorial page editor Ron Dzwonkowski notes that Wayne State University experts worked with city planner Constantine Doxiadis on a major Detroit urban plan that was unveiled in 1970. The ..
  • \"Leaders on Leadership\" - Anthony Earley
    Anthony Earley, chairman and chief executive officer of DTE Energy, was the guest on the \"Leaders on Leadership\" program co-produced by Wayne State University's WSU School of Business Administrati..
  • "Back from the grave - are sacred Indian artifacts going home?"
    Pasatiempo, New Mexico Weekly Magazine of Arts, 8/20-26 The U.S. government recognized the rights of Native Americans through the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation A..
  • People on the move
    The "people" column in the business section notes that Ted Coutilish of Wayne State University was elected vice president of the board of directors for the International Association of Business Comm..
  • WSU ranking in U.S. News & World Report discussed on WJR
    U.S. News & World Report's deputy education editor discussed the publication's recently released annual college rankings on WJR's Paul W. Smith Show. He mentioned that WSU was ranked in the fourth t..
  • Wayne State continues to rise in NSF research rankings
    Wayne State University Thursday announced that the 2002 National Science Foundation report on research and development expenditures at U.S. universities found WSU continuing to climb. Wayne State ad..
  • U-M, MSU ranked among best in U.S.
    A nationwide ranking of America's top colleges lauds a handful of Michigan schools as being among the nation's best. The rankings, published by U.S. News & World Report, reveal that the University o..
  • Beaumont, Oakland University offer useful nursing program
    In an editorial about the current shortage of nurses, a problem that the Michigan Nurses Association says will worsen as the baby boom generation ages, a partnership between Beaumont Hospital and Oa..
  • "WSU Dance Lab Classes Offered"
    The Saturday Dance Lab at the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance at Wayne State University offers a variety of classes for children, teens and adults that awaken the fun experience of dance, music, ..
  • WSU dean resigns under pressure from Hispanic community
    In another opinion story that reviews issues involving CULMA's Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies, El Central publisher Dolores Sanchez notes the resignation of George Galster as CULMA's interim dea..
  • Jerry Herron interviewed on WWj
    Professor Jerry Herron, director of the Honors Program, commented about the "Woodward Dream Cruise" being held Saturday, Aug. 21. Herron discussed the cultural significance of the event, now in its ..
  • Graduate enrollment in science, engineering hits record
    The number of graduate students enrolled in science and engineering disciplines at U.S. universities reached an all-time high of 455,400 in fall 2002, according to the National Science Foundation. ..
  • Sports Resorts International losing big bucks
    Randy Paschke, chair of the accounting department in the WSU School of Business commented on what could be done for the shareholders of this foundering company founded by Flint Mayor Don Williamson...
  • What's in the bag?
    A story about how to pack healthy lunches for school children includes comments by Catherine Jen of the Nutrition and Food Science Department. She points out that parents play a key role in teaching..
  • Farmington sports briefs
    Kim Spaulding is one of four members of the Wayne State University women's hockey team honored by the American Women's Hockey Coaches Association as National Scholar Athletes for outstanding academi..
  • Attracting retailers a multi-layered process
    Jason Booza, a geographic information specialist with CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, comments about attracting retailers to downtowns while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance in the..
  • Jerry Herron interviewed
    Jerry Herron, director of the Honors Program and professor of American Studies, was interviewed regarding the \"Dream Cruise.\"
  • CALENDAR: September 17
    Law professor David Moran will be the guest speaker at a Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program seminar Sept. 17 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Auditorium. The Crawford decision l..
  • Wayne State University boost tuition 2.4 percent
    The Wayne State Board of Governors kept its pledge to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation for resident undergraduate students. A 2.4 percent increase in undergrad tuition, appro..
  • "Water plant operators tour monitoring system on Ohio River."
    The article, about chemical spills in the St. Clair River, mentions that Carl Freeman of the WSU Biology Department is the science advisor to the Macomb County Water Quality Board. He was part of a ..
  • High-speed network for data debuts in '05
    Wayne State University, along with two other institutions, announced its participation in Michigan LambdaRail, which is expected to be operating in January. The project, a part of an initiative by U..
  • Newsbriefs: Speedy Web link in works
    Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University on Thursday announced their participation in Michigan LambdaRail. Referred to as MiLR, the new network is expected to be..
  • "Three Michigan universities to form faster computer network"
    Wayne State University, along with two other institutions, announced its participation in Michigan LambdaRail, which is expected to be operating in January. The project, a part of an initiative by U..
  • Bush targets state's Democratic territory
    David Bonior, university professor of labor studies, comments on the challenges posed against Bush's campaign for re-election in areas of Michigan that are more hospitable to Democratic candidate Jo..
  • "MSU awards 44 grants"
    Wayne State faculty will be participating with two other institutions in Michigan State University's Land Policy Program. Grant monies totaling $680,000 will be directed to projects that protect lan..
  • "Bush campaigning in hostile territory"
    David Bonior, university professor of labor studies, comments on the challenges posed against Bush's campaign for re-election in areas of Michigan that are more hospitable to Democratic candidate Jo..
  • Wayne State University honors independent filmaker
    A feature story profiles Monice Mitchell Simms, a Wayne State graduate who received the university's Emerging Corporate Leader Award. At 32, she now lives in Los Angeles, is a writer and movie prod..
  • Absence of Hispanic youth soccer leagues disturbs some residents
    Jorge Chinea, assistant professor of history, comments about the advantages of youth sports leagues to Hispanic youth and particularly his childhood experience growing up in New York City. "It was v..
  • Study dulls luster of testing results shown by state's teacher schools
    Michigan teacher candidates are passing mandatory academic tests at rates of 66-97 percent, according to a Michigan Department of Education report covering the state's 32 teacher training institutio..
  • "Wayne State University boosts tuition 2.4 percent"
    Wayne State University's board of governors kept its pledge with the state of Michigan to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation for resident undergraduate students. Wayne State's ..
  • WSU law school gets new dean
    The Evening News ran an AP story that originally ran in the Detroit Free Press about the appointment of Frank Wu as dean of Wayne State's Law School. A photo of Wu accompanied the story.
  • Wayne St. right fit for Igbawua
    The Wayne State University basketball program is on the upswing, and Belleville High School standout Rob Igbawua is a player with plenty of upside. Wayne State University basketball coach David Gree..
  • Portrait of hope
    Nancy Galster, a recruiter for Wayne State's honors program, is noted in the magazine's "Portrait of Hope" section as a volunteer tutor with ProLiteracy Detroit. "I feel like I've cut the 47 percent..
  • "New WSU coach aims team in new direction"
    New head football coach Paul Winters is profiled in a feature story. The Warriors' eighth head coach and first black coach says "I'm looking to have a team that competes hard and tries to find a way..