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    News releases from November 2004

  • TechTown appoints managing director
    Marlo Jenkins has been appointed managing director of TechTown, an economic-development site for startups involved in research and technology-related industries on the Wayne State campus. Jenkins sa..
  • Multinationals welcoming offshore cash
    Michael McIntyre, tax law professor at Wayne State, spoke about an incentive in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which reduces the tax rate from 35 percent to 5.25 percent on foreign profits ..
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    A photo of tennis champions Venus Williams and Serena Williams includes a caption noting that the sisters visited Wayne State University while traveling on their McDonald's Williams Sisters Tour.
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    Rodney Cole, assistant director of career planning and placement services, talked about the job outlook for students in this nationally aired report. He said that manufacturing employers are return..
  • Pay children to learn? Letter to the editor
    Mark Larson, assistant professor, College of Education, wrote after reading the Nov. 29 article "School kids on payroll for learning." Larson wrote that incentives such as "play money" can indeed he..
  • One year tax cut on foreign profits to create jobs
    Michael Mclntyre, Wayne State law professor, said an incentive in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 reduces the tax rate on foreign profits that U.S companies invest at home from 35 percent to ..
  • Teach children how to learn
    Mark J. Larson, coordinator of early childhood education and assistant professor in Wayne State's College of Education, supports Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as instructional technology. Larson s..
  • Construction -- WSU tops residence hall
    A crane lifted the final beam into place in a topping off ceremony for Wayne State University\'s newest residence hall. The $45-million, 297,000-square-foot structure will be the third residential h..
  • More than black and white
    Jason Booza continues a discussion on the origins of Macomb County's ethnic diversity. "Much of the new diversity is because of spillover from Oakland County, mainly from Troy, often due to new immi..
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    The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Wayne State will host its inaugural Jazz Night for BLSA alumni Dec. 1st at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium in the Law School.
  • Family Values
    In a nationally televised program that discussed American and Canadian values in the light of the recent election, Eileen Trzcinski, associate professor, Social Work, discussed Americans\' psycholog..
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    Wayne State University held a topping-off ceremony for its newest dormitory yesterday.
  • Warriors Fall To the Rock, 70-57
    The Wayne State women\'s basketball team comeback effort fell short 70-57 against Slippery Rock University on Monday at Morrow Field House in Slippery Rock, Pa.
  • Prepaid tuition plans feel strain
    From Virginia to Texas, a growing number of public universities are seeking to redefine their relationships with their state governments and the taxpayers who historically supplied billions to suppo..
  • Affirmative Action
    The U-S Supreme Court upheld the use of race in college admissions in June 2003, but questions linger on how to implement the Supreme Court ruling and solve inequalities in the education system. E..
  • Schoolkids on payroll for learning
    JoAnne Holbert, assistant dean for the division of theoretical and behavior foundations in Wayne State University\'s College of Education, comments about a new teaching incentive tool called "Beverl..
  • Electricity may help stroke victims
    Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive procedure of sending tightly focused magnetic pulses into the brain, is highlighted as a revolutionary technique that may signific..
  • Stabenow moves up into party's strategy sessions
    David Bonior, once the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House and now a university professor at Wayne State, comments about Sen. Debbie Stabenow's bid for the Democratic Senate caucus secretary post. \"It..
  • Livonia residents resist road fixes
    The Wayne County Commission\'s Health and Human Services Committee will review a proposed contract to provide service upgrades to the medical examiner\'s office at its meeting today. Officials also ..
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    Wayne State University's Small Business Start-up Seminar is being held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Wayne State's Oakland Center campus.
  • Small-biz seminar is Saturday
    The Small Business Start-Up Seminar sponsored by Wayne State University and the Detroit Regional Chamber on December 4 is mentioned in a brief article that provides registration and contact informat..
  • Wayne State women blank Cornell, 5-0
    Laura Monk scored two goals each, and goaltenders Tina Thibideau and Tiffany Thompson combined to stop 13 shots as the Wayne State Warriors beat Cornell, 5-0.
  • Macomb County slowly shedding its homogenous image for diversity
    Jason Booza, geographic information specialist at CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, comments extensively about the growing ethnic diversity in Macomb County. \"It\'s more of a mosaic than a melting ..
  • Calendar
    Wayne State University's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is hosting a patient forum on endometriosis on Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. The forum will fea..
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    Professor Fred Pearson will talk about the historically tense relationship between Pakistan and India at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Dec. 1 event is free and will be held from..
  • Detroit's heyday: Revival of housing, attractions and businesses bring back memories
    Frank H. Wu, dean of Wayne State University's Law School, reminisces in an opinion piece about his childhood impressions of Detroit and his return following a 20-year absence. Wu recounts a recent o..
  • Scholarships keep alive Parks' legacy
    Rochelle Riley notes in her column that Ben Burns, director of Wayne State University's journalism program, led the educators who created the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation which has offered $1.5..
  • State/MAC: Roundup
    Virginia Union, fourth-ranked in Division II, defeated Wayne State 99-59 in men's basketball. Warriors Darrell Evans and Morris Hall had 17 and 14 points respectively. Wayne State Coach David Greer ..
  • History lesson
    Wayne State professor Fred Pearson recently spoke about the historically tense relationship between Pakistan and India at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
  • Nursing Shortage
    A taped, five-minute interview with Dean Barbara Redman of the College of Nursing will be featured on Comcast Newsmakers this week. The topic is the nursing shortage and what the College of Nursing..
  • Voters Guide
    This special voters guide section provides extensive descriptions of five candidates for the WSU Board of Governors in the November election. Included were comments by the candidates regarding thei..
  • WSU law school clinic gets grant from high court
    The WSU Law School has received a $62,500 grant from the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office to implement a Prisoner Support Adjustment Project.
  • Wayne State's Studio Theatre presents 'Dinner with Friends'
    Story with photo of the actors in the play describes "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies, which opened Dec. 2. This 2000 Pulitizer-Prize winning play is about two couples who have been close ..
  • Sepsis ranks among deadly diseases in U.S.
    The CDC recently ranked sepsis as the tenth leading killer in the U.S. "One in every three people who develop severe sepsis will die within a month," said Dr. Joseph Bander, chairman of the Survivi..
  • Theater
    \"Blithe Spirit,\" featuring the story of a man whose neatly arranged life is turned upside down when his first wife returns from the dead, is featured at Wayne State's. The play continues through D..
  • DMC discount card unique
    The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) recently launched an innovative Medicare-approved drug discount card program for seniors that offers steeper discounts than the myriad other Medicare-approved discou..
  • New oil has Troy schools striking it nutrition-rich
    This article mentioned a preliminary study at Wayne State on the use of red palm oil. The study suggested that using red palm oil could reduce body fat up to 27 percent and help boost the ability to..
  • WSU honors leader of social justice work
    Alan Amen, a fighter against social and legal injustices for nearly three decades, received the Community Peacemaker Award by CULMA's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies last week. "We give the aw..
  • On The Go
    Wayne State University Professor Frederick Pearson will present the history of the India-Pakistan conflict from 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Rochester Hills Museum. Pearson will discuss the history of ..
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    Wayne State University Law School announced that Lisa Mikalonis, formerly an attorney with Bloomfield Hills firm Rader, Fishman, & Grauer PLLC, is the new assistant dean for career services. A photo..
  • Satellite campuses expand colleges' community reach
    Wayne County colleges are serving an ever-widening circle of students via satellite campuses, Internet courses and distance learning for nontraditional students who have family, job and financial re..
  • Supreme Court bestows grant to law school clinic
    The WSU Law School's clinical program has received a $62,500 grant form the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office to implement a Prisoner Support Adjustment Project. The project ..
  • 'Dinner with Friends' at WSU's Studio Dec. 2-11
    The Studio Theatre on the Wayne State campus will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11. A brief description of the plot is given along..
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    Jack Lessenberry of the journalism faculty was interviewed about CBS news anchor Dan Rather's announced retirement.
  • Wayne State president presents $600,000 gift to university
    Wayne State President Irvin D. Reid and his wife, Pamela Trotman Reid, have announced that they will make a $600,000 donation to the university. A major portion of the gift will support the Irvin D...
  • Only 2 more years to next election
    David Bonior, university professor of labor studies and former Democratic congressman, says future elections in Michigan won't be easy for the incumbents, but that Gov. Jennifer Granholm is a popula..
  • Chuck D speaks at Wayne State
    Wayne State will host its third annual "State of the Black Youth in the New Millenium Conference" on Friday, Nov. 19.
  • Wayne State professors cleared of harassment
    Jose Cuello and Jorge L. Chinea were informed Nov. 12 that they were vindicated of the allegations. "I am very happy," said Chinea, the director of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies. "Early on..
  • State faces big health job
    Michigan's aging population and current shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers have the state expecting 100,000 job openings in health fields over the next 10 years.
  • Area sports in brief
    Wayne State University's freshman center Adam Krug is the CHA rookie of the week.
  • Chamber sets start-up seminar
    The Detroit Regional Chamber and Wayne State University are offering an event called the \"Small Business Start-Up Seminar\" Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wayne State University\'s Oakland Campus ..
  • Foreign Students - drop in numbers represents lost opportunity
    An editorial says that at a time when America needs all the friends it can get, the country is missing out on one of its best opportunities to cultivate good will and an appreciation for a democrati..
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    Ben Burns, Wayne State journalism professor and former Detroit News executive editor, commented about CBS news anchor Dan Rather's announced retirement. Burns said Rather will probably be remembered..
  • Tight federal budget for 2005 limits increases for student aid and academic research
    Congress approved on Nov. 20 a $388-billion spending bill for the 2005 fiscal year that would raise the budget for the National Institutes of Health by $800-million, to $28.6-billion, while freezing..
  • Donation provides support to Wayne State University
    WSU's President Irvin D. Reid and his wife Pamela Trotman Reid will make a $600,000 donation to the university.
  • Investigation begins When Girl Lets Boyfriend Beat Her to Kill Baby
    Robert Sedler, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State University commented to the Detroit News about the case of two young teens yet to be charged with killing their unborn child. "[Consent]..
  • Levin to get award at Wayne State
    Wayne State University\'s College of Engineering, and the Science Coalition, will present Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) with the \"Champion of Science\" award on campus this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. Levi..
  • Pistons fans' brawl gives Detroit a bad name - again
    Detroit fans were scuffling with NBA stars at the end of the Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons game and showering players with beer, ice and popcorn. Such disorderly actions from the enthusiastic f..
  • Wayne State offers new courses at SC4
    Courses in Wayne State University\'s engineering technology and interdisciplinary studies bachelor\'s programs will be offered starting Jan. 10 in St. Clair County Community College\'s University Ce..
  • Miscarriage fuels debate on abortion
    Robert Sedler, a Constitutional Law professor at Wayne State, was quoted on the case of the induced miscarriage from the beating of a 16-year old girl. "The fact that she is legally entitled to an a..
  • Couple give $44 million to U-M for diabetes study
    A former Michigan couple, Bill and Dee Brehm donated $44 million to a research facility at the University of Michigan to try and find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The donation is the largest gift eve..
  • Awards
    Morris Goodman, Wayne State professor of anatomy and cell biology at the center for molecular medicine and the genetics received the 2004 Most ABLE Award from Operation ABLE of Michigan.
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    The week ahead section reports that Detroit Synergy is meeting today on how to create a charrette. The public is invited to the forum that will be held today at 6:30 in the Wayne State University l..
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    Kathleen Ligocki, President and CEO, Tower Automotive appeared on the \"Leaders on Leadership\" program, co-produced by Detroit Public Television and WSU\'s School of Business Administration. During..
  • Detroit schools deficit offers lessons for future
    Kurt Metzger, research director of the Center for Urban Studies in CULMA wrote an op-ed that said Detroit is the most visible example of 40 school districts in Michigan that have too many buildings ..
  • Doctors deliver pitch for health care choices
    The freedom to choose one\'s health care in America is a part of the health care crisis. Dr. David Brownstein, a clinical professor of internal medicine at Wayne State University of Medicine in Mich..
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    Wayne State 9, at Bowling Green 3. Adam Krug had a hat trick for Wayne (7-4-1). Bowling green is 6-3-1.
  • Men\'s Hockey Wins 9-3 At Bowling Green
    The Wayne State University men\'s hockey team recorded its first Saturday road win of the season with a 9-3 triumph at Bowling Green. The Warriors were 0-2-1 in Saturday away games before the Falcon..
  • Races for governor, U.S. Senate, state House control will dominate 2006
    Both of these outstate newspapers picked up an AP story that speculates about whether Gov. Jennifer Granholm is re-electable in 2006. The story includes a comment by David Bonior, university profess..
  • Dems, GOP eye governorship, state Legislature, Senate
    Michigan's politicians are eyeing the 2006 election, as Republications hope to take back the governorship, and unseat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and Democrats focus on the Legislature. David Bonior,..
  • Gannett acquires HomeTown papers
    Ben Burns, director of the journalism program at Wayne State, commented about Gannett Inc.'s purchase of more than 60 local newspapers, of which 37 are in Michigan including the Detroit News. Local ..
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    Wayne State Professor Jesse Vivian was interviewed by Greg Bowman about the recall of Vioxx and the Congressional hearings on other drugs with potential side effects.
  • Detroit native's account of bigotry, justice in city's past wins national praise
    Mike Smith, director of the Walter P. Reuther Library in the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, comments about author, educator and historian Kevin Boyle. Smith calls Boyle one of the..
  • Metro Detroit\'s guide to entertainment
    Wayne State University will host the \"Alumni Exhibition: Kathryn Clark and the Art of Twinrocker,\" through Nov. 24 at the Community Arts Building. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ..
  • Trauma-induced birth killed fetus
    Robert Sedler, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, was quoted on the fetus of a 16-year old girl found buried in Richmond Township. According to Sedler, the teen fat..
  • Job outlook brightens for college grads
    Michigan college graduates are in demand again after four years of lean hiring. In response, universities are becoming more aggressive to get the best companies on campus and to ensure their student..
  • Annual Symposium on Child Abuse
    Jerome Vaughn reported that the School of Social Work held it's annual symposium at Wayne State University. The symposium seeks to educate social workers and the public about child abuse. The Detr..
  • Here's To…
    Morris Goodman, distinguished professor of anatomy and cell biology at Wayne State University, was named a recipient of the 2004 Most ABLE Award from Operation ABLE of Michigan, which celebrates the..
  • WSU law prof says African Town 'legal'
    Wayne State University Law Professor Robert Sedler recently told the Detroit City Council that Detroit has the constitutional power to set up African Town. "The city has the constitutional power to ..
  • WSU Salute Concert
    Wayne State University's Department of Music will present their 38th annual Salute Concert to Downtown Detroit at noon on Tuesday, November 23, in Greektown's historic Old St. Mary's Church.
  • WSU Dancer On Stage in Kids' Concerts
    The Maggie Allesee Department of Dance will present the 51st annual On Stage! Dance Performance for Children, "Travels with Professor Bugs: A Musical Adventure," at the Community Arts Auditorium Nov..
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    Nancy Artinian, PhD, RN, FAAHB, professor of nursing, was interviewed on Bob Allison\'s \"Ask Your Neighbor\" radio program. Artinian fielded listeners\' questions about controlling blood pressure.
  • Williams Sisters Visit Detroit for a Day of Charity
    The Williams sisters visited Detroit and Wayne State University where they taught a tennis clinic to area children. They're here as part of McDonald's World Children's Day. The action packed day wit..
  • Men\'s Hockey Loses Power Play Battle And Game To Bowling Green
    The Wayne State University men\'s hockey team lost a 7-3 decision to visiting Bowling Green Thursday night at Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth. WSU junior defenseman Steve Kavolchik scored one of ..
  • Sports - Wayne State to build hockey arena
    This online newsletter for the Detroit Regional Chamber includes an item noting that Wayne State is planning a $17.1 million hockey arena to seat 4,500 fans. Funding will come from the university's..
  • Professor to discuss conflict between India and Pakistan
    Frederic Pearson, director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State, will discuss the history of the India-Pakistan conflict at the Rochester Hills Museum at 7 p.m., Dec. 1. A co..
  • Wayne State program keeps eye on Division I
    A prominent sports story focusing on whether Wayne State will move up to Division I in athletics speculates that basketball would be the major sport where the Warriors could be most competitive at a..
  • Amsdill concludes volleyball career at Wayne State
    Darcie Amsdill of Dexter concluded her Wayne State University volleyball career in a losing effort by the Warriors to Hillsdale on Nov. 5. The 5'11" senior outside hitter ended her WSU career with 2..
  • Holocaust Center teaches righteousness
    In a column about the Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield, senior editor Luther Keith, notes that Guy Stern, longtime professor of German and Slavic languages at Wayne State, is co-founder ..
  • Morning-after pills feared by Shanghai women
    Several newspapers and online versions in China ran a story originating in the Shanghai Daily about a U.S. study on oral contraceptives that was led by Dr. Rahi Victory of the WSU School of Medicine..
  • Higher Education panel nears recommendations
    Michigan's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth is close to completing its recommendations on how the state's colleges and universities can double the number of graduates over 10 years..
  • Courageous choice
    Blair Anderson, chair of the Theatre Department, is quoted in an article about the Bertolt Brecht play "Mother Courage and Her Children" at the Hilberry Theatre. "So often Brecht is stigmatized," he..
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    Three students who planned the WSU Law School's first Student Gala at the Detroit Yacht Club are pictured in a photo. More than 85 students, faculty and administrators were on hand for an evening of..
  • WSU Dancers on Stage in Kids' Concerts
    Wayne State's Maggie Allesee Department of Dance will present the 51st annual On Stage! Dance Performances for Children on campus Nov. 18-20.
  • WSU Salute Concert
    Wayne State's Music Department will present their 38th annual Salute Concert to Downtown Detroit at noon on Nov. 23, in Greektown's historic Old St. Mary's Church.
  • Canadian Studies
    Canadian Studies programs are a small and aging discipline on American campuses, but some professors are working with the Canadian government to create more programs. Connect is a program that iden..
  • Apply for scholarship, prepare to be smeared
    In recent years, young people who applied to an organization called the "National Academy of American Scholars," which misrepresents itself as a non-profit offering academic scholarships on the inte..
  • Houghton Lake family give $500,000 to Mercy ER
    A story about a $500,000 donation by Houghton Lake philanthropists Marie and Gerald Pinch Jr. to a Grayling hospital notes that the family, a few years ago, donated $5 million to the Wayne State Uni..
  • Region could pay price for Detroit schools\' fiscal mess
    Paula Wood, dean of Wayne State University's College of Education, commented about the Detroit schools' budget crisis and planned closures and job cuts. Small schools are the least economical, but h..
  • NextEnergy president among eight slated for Wayne State engineering honor
    Jim Croce, president and CEO of NextEnergy, Michigan\'s alternative energy organization, will be among eight alumni inducted into Wayne State's College of Engineering Hall of Fame. The six men and t..