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    News releases from January 2005

  • Conference on regional collaboration Feb. 18
    Wayne State University is noted as a co-sponsor of the Feb. 18 Regional Redevelopment Summit at the Roostertail Club. Nearly 200 attended the summit in its first year and organizers are hoping to dr..
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    Shelley Irwin interviewed Classics Professor Michele Ronnick on her photo installation on Black Classicists at the Holland Museum. The exhibit will run through the month of February.
  • Hold onto your wallet
    The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 permits US companies to repatriate cash from overseas operations at a tax rate of 5.25 percent, rather than the standard 35 percent. The limited-time \"tax hol..
  • A chance to get fired
    The schedule of casting calls for NBC's "The Apprentice" show is given in a short item in the Rumblings column. Thursday's interviews at Wayne State are for WSU alumni only.
  • Oakland, WSU Put Students First with Shared Pharmacy Program
    This editorial lauds Wayne State\'s recent agreement with Oakland University regarding WSU\'s PharmD program. ...State universities are clamoring for more money from the state, but they are going to..
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    During the noon newscast, Lila Lazarus discussed Exercise and Sleep: A Clinical Trial in Menopausal Women, a federally-funded research grant conducted by Dr. Jean Davis of the College of Nursing. Th..
    Jeremy Hughes, currently the state's deputy superintendent of public instruction and the department's chief academic officer, was named the acting state superintendent by the head of the State Board..
  • Holland exhibit focuses on educated blacks
    "Until recently, the mark of a learned person was having a command of Greek and Latin," explained Michelle Valerie Ronnick, classics professor at Wayne State. She was responding to a question about ..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute hosts in-depth look at metro area
    The Detroit Orientation Institute, a program of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs at WSU, is hosting a three-day session in April for persons interested in learning about the city..
  • Men's hockey suffers 4-2 setback in Omaha
    The Warriors men's hockey team suffered its second consecutive loss at 18th-ranked Nebraska-Omaha, falling 4-2 Saturday night. It was the first time WSU has been swept in a two-game series since the..
  • Hilberry opens 'I hate Hamlet' by Paul Rudnick
    Background on the play "I Hate Hamlet," a comedy playing through March 31 at WSU's Hilberry Theatre, is provided in this article, which also gives ticket information. A photo of Patrick Moltane, who..
  • State schools chief agrees to resign job
    The resignation of state schools Superintendent Tom Watkins in early March hinges, in part, on finalization of an offer to take a job at Wayne State University, his attorney said. The State Board o..
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    \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by Detroit Public Television and the WSU School of Business Administration (SBA), broadcast part two of the Dieter Zetsche interview. He is president and CEO o..
  • Degree in social work on its way
    St. Clair County Community College plans to bring a Wayne State University bachelor's degree in social work program to Port Huron as soon as August. Two informational sessions for students intereste..
  • PSU fundraising: good start, but not enough
    Wayne State is mentioned in a story about a fundraising campaign at Portland State University. The writer makes the point that "there is an apparent correlative connection between the size of a univ..
  • SBXL: 40 developments
    A lengthy review of 40 top economic development projects in the Detroit metropolitan area includes projects at Wayne State. In 2004, the university launched TechTown in the 12-block area between th..
  • 6 ways to boost region's image
    This article examines possible strategies for making Detroit shine while it is in the national spotlight during Super Bowl week. Among experts offering their opinions is Hugh Cannon, professor of ad..
  • SBXL: The Cadillac of spectacle
    A story focusing on the Super Bowl as a venue for eye-popping new TV advertising includes a comment from professor Hugh Cannon of the School of Business Administration. "The Super Bowl has become a..
  • Ex-Enron CEOs go on trial this week
    As the trial of Enron chief executives Kenney Lay and Jeffrey Skilling gets underway this week, former employees who saw their retirement savings disappear in the collapse of the company will be wat..
  • Big deals: Arcadia sees Sun Belt as health care hot spot
    The rapid growth of a Southfield-based home health care and medical equipment company is the subject of this article. Arcadia Resources has grown from $9.5 million to $95.9 million in its first 14 m..
  • Wixom looks to new industries
    Will the city of Wixom be able to cope effectively with the announced closing of the Ford assembly plant? If Ford abandons the plant completely, it could put a 12 percent dent in the city's tax roll..
  • Sessions slated
    Wayne State will host informational sessions to discuss the bachelor's degree program in social work that it plans to bring to St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron. The date, time and p..
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    WWJ Radio did a live interview with resigning state schools Superintendent Tom Watkins Sunday morning, mentioning that he will be joining Wayne State University. Watkins declined to criticize Gov. J..
  • Cool City contest interest students
    Teams of students from universities around the country, including one from Wayne State, are vying for a $25,000 prize for the best plan on how to revitalize an eight-acre downtown area in Jackson. T..
  • How to make investors whole?
    An Associate Press article that ran widely throughout the country and focusing on how the SEC can punish corporate crime without penalizing shareholders, includes comments from WSU law professor Pet..
  • Super Bowl in Detroit: A proud town, a once-proud team
    The Detroit Lions photo and artifacts exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library is discussed in a story about the team's eight decades of highs and lows. Among the guests at the exhibit's opening Thu..
  • Putting a spit shine on old pair of sneaker
    Jerry Herron, director of the Honors Program and former director of the American Studies Program here, is quoted in an article about how Detroit is putting its best foot forward in preparation for t..
  • 2 cities' Web sites feature strikingly similar content
    Jessica Litman, Wayne State University Law School professor, comments in a story about similarities between the Lincoln Park and Portage city Web sites. Litman says the issue is probably more of an ..
  • Watkins resigns
    This report covers the resignation of Tom Watkins as state superintendent of schools. State school board officials refused to say when the resignation takes effect, calling the details "still a wor..
  • Spendthrift Detroit may follow China
    Columnist Tom Walsh calls the city of Detroit's payrolls "wildly bloated in several areas compared with other major U.S. cities." He points out that the city employs 18,000 persons, second only to t..
  • Different cities, same Web site wording
    This article about Lincoln Park and Portage having the same wording on each city\'s Web site and potential cyber-plagiarism, quotes a Wayne State professor. \"If a city employee has plagiarized, the..
  • Oakland University students can enroll in Wayne State\'s pharmacy program
    This article discussed an agreement between Oakland University and Wayne State, that will allow Oakland students to enroll in the PharmD program at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Healt..
  • Tribute to Firestone
    CULMA's Walter P. Reuther Library will offer a special exhibit on the life of the late Detroit area labor leader Bernard J. Firestone, opening Feb. 1 and continuing through December. The exhibit, ti..
  • 'I Hate Hamlet' due at Hilberry
    The Hilberry Theatre will open "I Hate Hamlet," at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, running in repertory through March 31.
  • Majestic Movie Night; Joy in Solidarity
    Two separate "shorts" appear in the events column, as follows: 1) WSU students, employees and alumni get in free with a WSU OneCard at Majestic Monday Movie Nights at the Magic Stick on Woodward nea..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute hosting a history of metro area
    The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) is hosting a three-day session April 12, 19 and 26 for individuals interested in learning about the city of Detroit and the metro area. The intensive, fast-pa..
  • Oakland University to partner with Wayne State
    Pre-pharmacy students at Oakland University will soon have an opportunity to earn a doctorate through the PharmD program at Wayne State University. As result of an articulation agreement, Oakland st..
  • Worlds (and wardrobes) collide in the office
    Rodney Cole, assistant director of career services at Wayne State, is quoted in a feature story about current clothing trends in the workplace for Gen X and Gen Y members. \"I think students are sta..
  • 2-gallon-a-day habit led to rare disease
    Michael Kleerekoper, professor of medicine at Wayne State, is quoted in an article about the possible health hazards of drinking liquids with too much fluoride in them. A 52-year old Missouri woman ..
  • From slavery to scholarship
    Professor Michele Valerie Ronnick of the Classics, Greek and Latin Department is the editor of a just-published autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough, who was born into slavery in 1852 and be..
  • U-M approves living-learning hall for North Quad
    A new $137 million residence hall and academic complex was approved Wednesday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. The living hall will feature innovative communications technology as wel..
  • In Concert
    Several musical events open to the public at the Schaver Music Recital Hall in the Old Main building at Wayne State are listed on the events page.
  • Five Warrior Men\'s Hockey Player In National Stats
    Five Wayne State University men\'s hockey players are listed among the top 20 in various categories in this week\'s NCAA statistical report. In addition, the Warriors are ranked in two team categori..
  • Farmington Hills couple fund WSU scholarship
    A story profiling Harriet and Allan Gelfond and their funding of a $10,000 scholarship for Wayne State University social work majors appeared in the "Neighborhood News" section for Farmington, Farmi..
  • Instant tea may have too much fluoride
    Dr. Michael Kleerekoper, professor in Wayne State's School of Medicine, who conducted a five-year, nationwide study of fluoride treatment for osteoporosis in the 1980's, comments about a study revea..
  • Michigan's Asian Pacific Americans
    Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State's Law School, and Sean Wu, professor of mechanical engineering, are among Asian Americans honored in a special section of the magazine. The section includes a brief pro..
  • High-speed university network to use Atlanta firm\'s hardware
    A 10 gigabit-per-second network connecting Michigan\'s universities with a national high-speed network will use optical networking equipment from Movaz Networks Inc. Movaz announced Tuesday that the..
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    A brief clip shows Wayne State's swimming team students swimming in a pool at Matthaei while news anchor Rhonda Walker says, "Hello Wayne State University."
  • Schools chief caught in rift
    This article, which examines the rift between Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Tom Watkins as well as the authority of the State Board of Education, mentions that Watkins started Michigan's first charter ..
  • The Ebbers Trial\'s Stars and Extras
    The fraud and conspiracy trial of former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers is still pending. While the criminal investigation has yielded literally millions of pages of financial documents, there\'s not m..
  • DoE Science Ed Expo Coming to Detroit Next Year
    The U.S. Department of Energy has asked Wayne State University to assist in its effort to turn around a trend showing American students falling behind other countries in math and science. To help st..
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    Frank Witsil writes in a story about an adult child who killed his aging parents that the burden of caring for the elderly is falling on family members, and many buckle under the stress. Peter Licht..
  • Gannett-HomeTown deal faces antitrust scrutiny
    Federal antitrust enforcers are scrutinizing the proposed purchase of HomeTown Communications Network by Gannett Co., parent company of the Detroit News. Gannett owns three dailies in Michigan alrea..
  • Fermi II plant shut for leak
    Al Saperstein, professor of physics, commented on the water leak at Fermi II. He said the problem did not sound ominous. \"It\'s not that dangerous," he said.
  • Michigan Universities Select Movaz for Wavelength Transport; Movaz Networks\' RAY Product Suite to Provide Michigan LambdaRail with Optical Connectivity
    Movaz Networks announced that Michigan LambdaRail, a consortium of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State, will deploy a high-speed optical network to enable its memb..
  • It takes a country
    Daniel Stettner, WSU adjunct professor of psychology, was quoted on guidelines imposed by the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture. He said people need stronger incentives than g..
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    A calendar brief notes that Wayne State's Center for the Study of Citizenship will present a lecture by Bruce Schneier titled "Security, Liberties and Trade-Offs in the War on Terrorism," Jan. 24 in..
  • Making porous semiconductors
    Scientists at Wayne State made the first-ever aerogel with semiconducting properties. If the new aerogels can be prepared in thin films, they could be used in photovoltaic, catalysis and sensing app..
  • Zero-based budgeting: when will Michigan revamp higher-ed formula?
    Some suggest Michigan's beleaguered state government should use "zero-based" budgeting to solve its crisis. Experts fear it will favor large research institutions such as Wayne, Michigan State and ..
  • Michigan needs to reform laws so bad contractors truly pay for mistreating customers
    Clinton Andrews, a lecturer in finance at Wayne State University, says in an op-ed that Michigan's inability to get rid of bad contractors is costing the state's good contractors and consumers milli..
  • Briefly
    Wednesday, Jan. 26, pianist-composer Richard Trythall is performing the music of Charles Ives and Jelly Roll Morton at 7 p.m. at the Wayne State University Department of Music\'s Schaver Music Recit..
  • Men's hockey skates past Robert Morris, 4-1
    The Wayne State University men's hockey team improved its overall record to 12-9-2 with a 4-1 College Hockey America victory over visiting Robert Morris University Saturday afternoon at the Compuwar..
  • Detroit budget crisis: Feed the cities, not the Pentagon
    At a special symposium at Wayne State University on Jan. 4-5, corporate and banking consultants, along with the mayor and other city officials, blamed the city's fiscal crisis on the loss of populat..
  • Bush\'s budget for 2006 may propose killing 2 key programs for college access
    President Bush may propose eliminating funds next year for two popular programs that help needy students prepare for college, in an effort to finance an expansion of his signature No Child Left Behi..
  • Congress has mixed reaction to report on simplifying student-aid process
    Students from families earning $25,000 or less would be automatically eligible for the maximum Pell Grant, and low-income students could work more hours without losing any federal financial aid, und..
  • WSU paper airplane tradition flies into immortality
    Columnist Neal Rubin dedicated a feature story to the Wayne State student tradition of impaling the ceiling tiles in the North Commons of the Student Center Building with paper planes. Hundreds of p..
  • Despite gains, women continue to battle against the erosion of reproductive rights
    Jacquelin Washington, executive vice president of the ACLU Fund of Michigan and a past president of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan, (Member and Chair of Wayne State's Board of Governors -..
  • Trend of commuting to work has economic effect
    Kurt Metzger, research director with CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, commented about the commuting trends in the Kalamazoo area. Metzger said the 2000 Census showed that 69 percent of workers in K..
  • Asian Pacific group to cite service of 11
    Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State's Law School, will deliver the keynote address during the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony for outstanding community accomplishments during 20..
  • The business of luring business
    Wayne State Professor Peter Eisinger comments in a story about the effectiveness of federal programs in luring business - a commitment by the federal government that has spent $57 billion on econo..
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    Dieter Zetsche, president and CEO of Chrysler Group, was a guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by Detroit Public Television and the Wayne State University School of Business Administrati..
  • Women: Roundup
    Wayne State's women's basketball team defeated Northwood 75-72. Shatona Clark scored 23 and Bethany Mesko for the Warriors.
  • Wayne State, Oakland prevail
    Herb Goliday and Morris Hall scored 18 points each Saturday to lead Wayne State to a 73-62 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Northwood. Ethan Banks scored 16 for the Warri..
  • Three rallies for the Warriors not enough
    Wayne State's men's hockey team suffered its first overtime loss since Feb. 21, 2003, as Robert Morris defeated the Warriors 3-2. A photo of Warrior freshman Stavros Paskaris is included.
  • Drug researched at Wayne State target multiple sclerosis
    A drug developed at Wayne State University to target multiple sclerosis, a condition that strikes more people in Michigan than any other state, besides New York and California, has drawn national at..
  • Race, class and the race to get in class
    Wayne State Law School Dean Frank Wu takes issue with UCLA Professor Richard H. Sander's recent paper arguing that eliminating racial preferences in law schools will actually result in more, not few..
  • Places to go, Things to do
    Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre performs plays in repertory: "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht, Jan. 22-29 and "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller through March 24. The Bonstell..
  • Local Roundup
    CityLife: Frank H. Wu, dean of Wayne State University's Law School, will be delivering an affirmative action lecture titled "Toward a Diverse Democracy: Affirmative Action and the Future of Racial J..
  • Changing face of county focus of forum
    Kurt Metzger, research director at CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, spoke recently at Leadership Oakland's "Breakfast of Nations" event. Metzger talked about the trends and issues related to increa..
  • Pointes for Peace hosts talk on 'liberal media'
    Jack Lessenberry, lecturer at Wayne State, will be the guest speaker at the Pointes for Peace public forum Monday, Jan. 24, in Grosse Pointe Woods.
  • WSU studio slates 'Miss Julie
    The Studio Theater will present August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" in January and February.
  • WSU dance via the Internet
    The Maggie Allesee Department of Dance will present its "Telematics Dance Concert" Jan. 22 and 23. A video stream of the performances will be available at
  • Music of Ives, 'Jelly Roll' Morton at WSU
    Renowned pianist and composer Richard Trythall will be performing the music of Ives and Morton Jan. 26 at Wayne's Schaver Music Recital Hall.
  • Bonstelle presents 'Metamorphoses'
    Greek mythology is made new as Ovid's ancient stories make up the play "Metamorphoses" being performed in January. Story features a photo of the play's actors.
  • Local residents help shape Iraqi government
    Story on Iraqis in metro Detroit features a chart that shows where Chaldean children live, crediting Wayne State University's College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs.
  • TechTown gets up to $6.2 million to renovate TechOne
    TechTown, the technology park led by Wayne State University, has announced the closing of a $6.2 million tax credit transaction to support the complete renovation of the TechOne building, the park's..
  • Tour museums and galleries
    An article about the Cultural Center area's Tour d'Art, being held in connection with the Motown Winter Blast celebration this weekend, mentions that the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State will ..
  • A test for Detroit
    A story about this weekend's Winter Blast in Detroit notes that such events help attract crowds to Detroit. It notes that the annual Detroit Festival of the Arts, held on the Wayne State University ..
  • Sights, sounds of civil rights battle
    In Marta Salij's review of the book "We Shall Overcome" by Herb Boyd, she points out that the author is a Detroit area native who once taught history at Wayne State.
  • Theater
    \"Death of a Salesman," playing at WSU's Hilberry Theatre, focuses on a man who spends his entire lifetime trying to become the man he thinks he should be. The play continues through March 24. Perfo..
  • U-M gap in grad rates at high end
    The gap between graduation rates of white and black students at the University of Michigan is the second highest among 11 similar elite universities, according to a study released Wednesday by an ad..
  • Pioneering work in black classicism recognized
    Michele Valerie Ronnick's photo exhibition titled \"2 Black Classicists\" has been touring the country since 2003 and will travel to several national universities this year. Her book The Autobiograp..
  • Diversity programs unite Harper Woods
    Kurt Metzger, director of the Michigan Information Center at Wayne State University, commented about growing diversity in Harper Woods. In 1990, only 132 of Harper Woods' 14, 903 residents were blac..
  • KVCC asked to join Core Technology Alliance
    Kalamazoo Valley Community College says it has been asked to join the Core Technology Alliance, a coalition of life-science research initiatives consisting of Wayne State, Michigan State, University..
  • Men's Hockey Players Listed in This Week's NCAA Stats
    Four Wayne State University men\'s hockey players are listed among the country\'s best in this week\'s NCAA statistical report. Freshmen forwards Tylor Michel and Stavros Paskaris are tied-for-seven..
  • Experimental radiation pinpoints site of cancer
    This article mentions that the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Detroit Medical Center are purchasing new image-guiding radiation machines that are used to pinpoint cancer with more pr..
  • Ailing Detroit bus system has new woe
    This article on the U.S. Department of Transportation\'s announcement of a major review of DDOT\'s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act quoted Birmingham attorney Richard Bernstein, w..
  • Iraqis rush to register
    A recent American Community Survey, performed by the U.S. Census Bureau, revealed that Macomb County was home to an estimated 14,400 people of Arab descent and 12,025 Chaldeans in 2002. The 2003 sur..
  • Harvard Chief Defends His Talk on Women
    Lawrence Summers, president of Harvard, offended some women at an academic conference by suggesting that innate differences in sex may explain why fewer women succeed in science and math careers. N..
  • Tensions from the Mideast get personal at Columbia
    Columbia is experiencing a virulent dispute that has rattled the university for months over alleged intimidation of Jewish students by pro-Palestinian professors in the Middle East and Asian languag..