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    News releases from February 2005

  • WSU celebrates national social work month
    Wayne State's School of Social Work (SSW) will mark National Social Work Month in March with a memorial celebrating the life of Joseph P. Hourihan, SSW professor emeritus, an open house and an alumn..
  • DMC names director of grants development
    The Detroit Medical Center, last week, appointed Marilyn Wayland as corporate director of grants development. She was previously administrative director of research and education at the Rehabilitati..
  • Study: WSU's Economic Impact
    This front page story by Antonio Vasquez reports on a study by Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group. The study contends that WSU provides a net benefit of just over $1 billion to the seven countie..
  • Wayne receives funds for disabilities evaluation
    The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) has been awarded a two-year, $85,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to implement and evaluate a program to prevent abuse of women with d..
  • WSU presents Bernie Katz documentary
    The film will be screened on March 6 at 2 pm in the Schaver Music Recital Hall on campus.
  • GM looks for plant leaders in new places
    This article discussed the Production Management Leadership Program at Wayne State\'s College of Engineering. The new program was developed in conjunction with Don Wine, a plant manager of more than..
  • EMU plans capital campaign
    Eastern Michigan University plans to launch a major capital campaign to improve its infrastructure and fund scholarships.
  • NextEnergy reaps education grants
    Wayne State is noted among Michigan's four universities that will receive between $44,000 and $50,000 in education grants to further their Alternative Energy Technology (AET) curricula. The awards f..
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    The Organization of Black Alumni at Wayne State has expressed concern that a proposed state ballot initiative that would ban state funds for affirmative action programs at universities could jeopard..
  • WSU law school announces new scholarship
    Wayne State University Law School has announced the establishment of a new scholarship in memory of alumnus Patrick J. Burkett. The endowed memorial scholarship will be awarded for the first time in..
  • Granholm joins other governors in calling for Medicaid help
    This Web news site for Booth Newspapers carries a story from the chain's Washington Bureau that includes the following: "A new study by Michigan State University and Wayne State University shows tha..
  • Macomb Teacher of the week: Duane Starzyk
    A story in the Macomb edition points out that Teacher of the Week Duane Starzyk, a physical education teacher at L'Anse Creuse Public School District, received his master's degree at Wayne State.
  • Names and Faces
    "Bernie and Friends: A Potpourri of Musical Scenes" will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Schaver Music Recital Hall on the Wayne State University campus. All proceeds from the memorial event will b..
  • Women's hockey falls on Senior Day
    The Wayne State University women's hockey team concluded the home portion of its season with a 5-1 setback to visiting Niagara University Sunday afternoon. WSU sophomore Laura Monk scored her team-l..
  • U-M to offer grant to needy undergrads
    A new grant program to be announced by the University of Michigan today will give needy students $500 to $1,500 a year. Under the program, all needy undergraduates would be eligible to tap into $3 m..
  • Foreign students
    In an editorial, the Free Press lauds the State Department for relaxing 1998 rules that required college students from foreign countries to apply for visas every year, which discouraged many from st..
  • Spirited woman keeps going
    A story about the volunteer activities of 79-year-old Betty Welsh of Dearborn notes that she is a retired professor from the WSU School of Social Work and is an advisor to the WSU Institute of Geron..
  • Young's son returns, maybe for good
    A front-page story about Coleman A Young, Jr., son of the late Detroit mayor, mentions that he plans to finish work on his bachelor's degree at Wayne State. The California resident was at the unive..
  • Oakland University to partner with Wayne State
    Pre-pharmacy students at Oakland University will soon have an opportunity to earn a doctorate degree through the PharmD program at Wayne State University. Oakland students who complete a bachelor's ..
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    Professor Thomas Jankowski, identified only as "of Wayne State University," commented during a report on proposed changes by President Bush to the Social Security system. Jankowski cautioned against..
  • Study adds incontinence to risks of hormone pills
    The Chronicle ran an AP story from last week that says estrogen pills increased postmenopausal women's risk of developing incontinence and appeared to make it worse in women who already had the prob..
  • Softball squad blanked
    The WSU softball team was shut out by second-ranked Kennesaw State, 8-0, on the opening day of the 2005 KSU Owl Classic. The Owls recorded 12 hits, including four extra-baggers enroute to the victor..
  • Who owns Islamic law?
    Muneer Fareed, associate professor of Islamic studies, comments extensively in a story about democratization and Islamic law, particularly as Iraq's new government begins to forge a national consti..
  • Institute set to assist Detroit families
    Wayne State's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) has been awarded a five-year, $250,000 grant to assist Detroit families with children who have disabilities. The grant, targeted to fund DDI'..
  • Free one-act plays featured
    Wayne State's Studio Theatre will host productions by the winners of the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition. All three productions will be playing each night Thursday through Saturday, Ma..
  • Higher Ed chair an interesting study
    Rep. John Stewart, R-Plymouth, and the new chairman of the higher education subcommittee of House Appropriations, is lauded in this editorial as an "unabashed defender of our colleges and universiti..
  • States struggle to stem brain drain, keep young grads as good as jobs fade
    Kurt Metzger, research director for CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, comments about the flight of young college graduates from Midwestern states like Michigan and Iowa searching for better opportun..
  • College basketball: Roundup
    Wayne State's men's basketball team defeated host Gannon 57- 53. Herb Goliday scored 21 points and had seven rebounds and Morris Hall scored 18 points for the Warriors.
  • Women's Roundup
    Wayne State's women's basketball team lost to Gannon 89-43. Warrior Ralphanee Peyton scored 15 points.
  • William Sanders Scarborough's Long Unpublished Autobiography
    Michele Ronnick, associate professor of classics, was interviewed by Chronicle writer Eric Wills for a Q&A on her book The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough (Wayne State University Press)..
  • Raising coddled kids?
    Experts and parents disagree on what it means to spoil children. At Wayne State's Merrill-Palmer Institute, Interim Director Gail Brumitt argues the issue isn't the quantity of stuff, but whether t..
  • Higher ed chair an interesting study
    The new chairman of the higher education subcommittee of House Appropriations, Rep. John Stewart, has scheduled a number of hearings on the role of higher education in Michigan. WSU President Irvin ..
  • Hilberry Theatre opens 'Henry IV, Part I'
    Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre opens the production of 'Henry IV, Part I, Friday, March 4 through March 5. "It's just a great niche here in Detroit because we don't have a regional theater here," Bl..
  • First among presidential hopefuls Michigan likely to see
    The 2008 presidential aspirants are already beginning to campaign in Michigan and other states. Professor Marc Kruman, director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State, says presid..
  • Off the wall: In a new book, photographer David Clements captures funky array of Detroit's urban folk art
    Jerry Herron, professor of American Studies, commented extensively on a new book by David Clements titled "Talking Shops: Detroit's Commercial Folk Art" (Wayne State University Press). \"The percept..
  • The Local List
    A brief notes that Wayne State University's Center for the Study of Citizenship will hold its 2nd annual "New Scholarship in Citizenship Studies Conference" on Feb. 25.
  • Born into slavery, black scholar defied the odds
    Michele Valerie Ronnick, associate professor of Greek and Latin at Wayne State, is profiled in this feature story examining her research into the life of black classicist William Sanders Scarborough..
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    During a segment of "Rescue 4" on the 5 p.m. newscast, reporter Rod Meloni talks about the problem of malfunctioning fire hydrants throughout Detroit. Video shows three broken hydrants in the area o..
  • Hormone pills linked to urinary problems
    Dr. Susan Hendrix of the WSU School of Medicine is quoted in a story about a new study that adds incontinence to the list of ailments that hormone pills had been thought to help prevent but now appe..
  • Mental health authority may still be an option
    The proposal to replace the Detroit-Wayne Community County Mental Health Agency county board with an independent authority is still a possibility, according to the agency's "transitional director." ..
  • Ford, ex-worker at odds over job set-asides
    The Ford Motor Co. and union officials are disputing that an unwritten deal required setting aside 10 percent of hourly jobs for union-picked candidates, a practice alleged in a lawsuit by a former ..
  • Patient beware: Check first that your hypnotherapist is licensed
    Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is a form of focused attention or intense state of concentration where the subconscious can emerge. Recently, hypnosis is being heralded as a safe and effective ..
  • Governor supports math-science funding
    The Southeast Michigan Junior Science/Humanities Symposium, to be held at Wayne State March 10-11, is noted in a story about Gov. Granholm's commitment to fund math-science funding. Granholm has ind..
  • Hormone pills make incontinence worse, study claims
    "We were hoping to find a gleam of hope for estrogen" after earlier negative findings said Dr. Susan Hendrix, study lead author and gynecologist at Wayne State University.
  • Immigration insights
    William H. Dance, WSU Law professor, wrote on recent legislation, H.R. Bill 418, which considers asylum and the effect this bill will have if passed by the Senate.
  • WSU's Developmental Disabilities Institute receives grant to fight abuse
    The Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State has been awarded a two-year, $885,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to implement and evaluate a program to prev..
  • Search for schools, superintendent begins to take shape
    The State Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss a replacement for Tom Watkins, who resigned as state superintendent of public instruction in late January after a public feud with Gov. Jennifer..
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    On the 10 o'clock evening news, the station ran a brief report about two armed robberies on the WSU campus this week. The report, which said "students at Wayne State are being warned" about the robb..
  • Process yields semiconductor foam
    Researchers from Wayne State University have made crystalline aerogels, new semiconductor materials that are extremely porous, giving them very high surface areas. The materials could eventually be ..
  • Search for schools, superintendent begins to take shape
    The State Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss a replacement for Tom Watkins, who resigned as state superintendent of public instruction in late January after a public feud with Gov. Jennifer..
  • Study touts Wayne State\'s economic benefit
    Great Lakes IT Report also included a story regarding Wayne State's announcement Tuesday about the university's economic benefits to Michigan. Editor Matt Roush noted that Wayne State attracts aroun..
  • NextEnergy education grants
    Wayne State University is mentioned as a recipient in 2003 of a portion of the NextEnergy Phase One grant to develop basic and advanced AET curriculum. Recently, Phase Two grants were awarded totali..
  • Hypnosis gains mainstream acceptance
    Associate Professor Arnold Coven comments in another story about the mainstream acceptance of hypnosis. \"It\'s being used by many people now,\" says Coven. \"Actually, people are in states of hypno..
  • Hormone pills may make incontinence worse
    Dr. Susan Hendrix, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, commented about a study revealing that hormone pills taken at menopause seem to worsen incon..
  • Sound of music is music to his ears: Wayne State professor uses medium to enrich the lives of students all over the world
    Dennis Tini, chair of Wayne State's music department, is profiled in a piece about his contributions to the field of music education both at the university and internationally. Tini founded the Inte..
  • Exhibit highlights the life of Bernie Firestone
    The life of labor activist Bernie Firestone is captured in an exhibit titled "Bernard J. Firestone: Joy in Solidarity," currently at the Walter P. Reuther Library on Wayne State's main campus. Wayne..
  • Judge allows tapes as evidence
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning, a former Justice Department lawyer, commented about a higher court ruling on evidence used in a case involving former Macomb County Prosecutor Car..
  • Romance writers join for discussion
    Romance authors Karen White-Owens and Angela Patrick-Wynn, both part-time faculty in CULMA's department of interdisciplinary studies, are joining other authors in a roundtable discussion at the Oak ..
  • Playwright dreams big
    A feature story profiles Wayne State University junior Marcia Elam who has written a musical drama titled "Undergo," about a young homeless woman. Elam also will be directing and performing "Undergo..
  • Analysis: Budget crisis stalls Detroit
    Kurt Metzger, research director for CULMA's Center for Urban Studies, comments in a story about Detroit's budget crisis and loss of population base. "They should be tracking what neighborhoods have ..
  • Medical center set for Detroit
    Henry Ford Health Care System plans to open a $1.4 million adult medical center near Belle Isle, providing area residents with medical care six days a week. The 7,500-square-foot center in the Harbo..
  • WSU Hosts Black History program
    Wayne's department of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS), and the Humanities Center will host the annual Black History Month program, Fri., Feb. 25.
  • WSU presents 'The Dream Tunnel'
    The Black Theater Program (BTP) will begin its 30th annual tour with "The Dream Tunnel" directed by WSU's BTP director Jerry Cleveland.
  • Special report
    Law professor Jonathon Weinberg is quoted in an article about whether use of e-mail by local municipal officials to discuss government-related business may be a violation of Michigan's Open Meetings..
  • Report: Wayne State has $1B yearly economic impact
    Wayne State University benefits the Southeast Michigan economy by more than $1 billion annually, according to a report released Tuesday in Lansing. The report, conducted by the Anderson Economic Gro..
  • In Our Opinion: An American success story
    An editorial praises YMCA honoree Tarik Daoud for receiving Ford's Salute to Dealers Award at its upcoming March 7 fund-raising dinner. Daoud is noted as contributing $50,000 annually in minority sc..
  • Dog eating bill rankles
    A Hawaiian state legislator is pushing a bill that would ban the slaughter of dogs and cats for food, drawing protests from some Asian ethnic groups who believe the measure is aimed at unfounded and..
  • Legacy of written word
    Desiree Cooper writes that poet Dudley Randall, part of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s, founded the Broadside Press. Many of the poets he published became leading artistic voices, win..
  • Reforms are needed for fair pain treatment
    This editorial contends that strange as it may seem aggressive pain treatment is a relatively new development in medicine. The Detroit News reported Sunday that women and minorities are less likely..
  • Fight single-status stigma
    This story on the plight of the never-married said single people are often criticized for their status - they must be too picky, etc. "The healthy reaction should suggest that being single can be ..
  • Ford, ex-worker at odds over job set-asides; fired manager says company forced him to hire unqualified union members.
    Ford and union officials are disputing that an unwritten deal required setting aside 10 percent of hourly jobs for union-picked candidates, as claimed in a lawsuit. "Ten percent seems like an ungod..
  • Professor to address race, health
    This brief in the Body & Mind section announces that John Flack, associate department chair internal medicine at WSU, and director of the Center for Urban and African American health, will discuss r..
  • Madonna's aggressive efforts lure more students
    The Livonia university has reached its highest level of enrollment (4,600) in its 58-year history by offering new academic programs and opening two educational centers. Enrollment is up 2 percent th..
  • School of Life
    More students are turning to on-the-job training and technical colleges to gain a career. Teresa Mask writes, "According to the latest labor statistics, and tales of success from the fields of carpe..
  • WSU theatre presents 'Anna Lucasta' on March 4
    The Bonstelle Theatre will open "Anna Lucasta," by Phillip Yordan, at 8 p.m. on March 4. A list of cast members is provided and contact information for the Bonstelle Theatre. A photo of cast members..
  • Post-grad students balance family life, passion for research
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of WSU\'s Institute of Gerontology, is quoted in a feature story about three students in the pre-doctoral research program at the Institute. The article focuses on their ..
  • WSU bestows alumni honor
    The WSU alumni association will host its annual Leadership and Scholarship Reception on Feb. 28 at Alumni House. It will present the Homer D. Strong Award, the association's highest honor to Taylor..
  • Federal Bar to honor Driker
    Detroit lawyer Eugene Driker has been named to receive the Wade McCree Jr. Advancement of Social Justice Award at the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter luncheon, Feb. 22...
  • Match penalty: Labor experts look at where NHL talks went offsides
    Michael Belzer, professor of urban and labor studies in CULMA, is quoted in a front-page story about the stalemated NHL negotiations. He said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is using time-tested strat..
  • UM regents OK $145 plan for business school
    The University of Michigan Board of regents has approved a $145 million plan to provide the Stephen Ross School of Business with renovated buildings and new construction. The plan is not final, but ..
  • WSU Bestows Alumni Honor
    The Alumni Association will host its annual Leadership and Scholarship Reception, Feb. 28, from 5-7 pm at the Alumni House. Taylor A. Lewis, M.D. will receive the Homer D. Strong Award, the associa..
  • Architect scrubs face of Detroit
    This column written by Luther Keith on Detroit architect Rainy Hamilton Jr., who is one of the few African-American architects, mentions how Hamilton designed a couple of Wayne State\'s new building..
  • TechTown manager nominated for award
    An item in this report mentioned that Scott McZeal, program manager at TechTown, has been selected as one of 15 finalists nationwide in the 2005 Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Compe..
  • Standing up to \'sweetheart deal\' cost him a job
    An article about a former Ford employee suing the automaker over wrongful discharge, quoted a Wayne State professor. The dispute involved a rule in which 10 percent of jobs openings would be set asi..
  • Pain goes untreated for many minorities
    A mounting body of evidence shows minorities are less likely than whites to received medicines, physical therapy and care they need, according to this article about treatment disparities in the nati..
  • Student designs make artrageous impact
    Two Wayne State fashion design students, Leann Laliberte and Amanda Jurban, were featured in this article for their winning designs as part of the first ever student fashion show competition called ..
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    Kurt Metzger was a guest on "Am I Right," a weekly program featuring hosts Rochelle Riley (Detroit Free Press) and Nolan Finley (Detroit News) discussing the week\'s top news stories. Metzger talked..
  • States struggle to stem brain drain: Iowa near bottom at keeping young grads as good jobs fade
    Kurt Metzger commented about Iowa's mass exodus of new college graduates to other job markets that offer more money and lifestyle amenities. \"A lot of these issues are long-term, and politicians fe..
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    An article about Detroit businessman Dave Bing joining forces with Bob Thompson, a Plymouth philanthropist who wants to donate $200 million toward a controversial proposal to establish 15 charter hi..
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    An article about Detroit businessman Dave Bing joining forces with Bob Thompson, a Plymouth philanthropist who wants to donate $200 million toward a controversial proposal to establish 15 charter hi..
  • Two Men\'s Cross Country Runners Earn National Academic Honor
    Two members of the Wayne State University men\'s cross country team have earned USTCA - NCAA Division II national academic honors. A total of 80 men representing 48 institutions earned individual ho..
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    Florine Mark, Chairman and CEO, The WW Group, was the featured guest on \"Leaders on Leadership\", the weekly series co-produced by Detroit Public Television and WSU School of Business Administratio..
  • Second Annual Gibbs Lecture to be held on Feb. 24
    The second Walter Gibbs Lecture will be given by Wayne State Law School Professor Robert A. Sedler on Feb. 24, in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. The lecture titled "The Protection of Religious ..
  • Association to honor Eugene Driker with McCree Award
    The Federal Bar Association will present Eugene Driker with the Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. Award for the Advancement of Social Justice. His leadership in pivotal legal, civic and philanthropic underta..
  • Italian American Heritage Society
    The Society is hosting a bocce tournament, Friday, April 1, to benefit an Endowed Chair in Italian Studies at Wayne State University.
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black hospitals gone, health care crisis here
    In a story about the demise of Black hospitals, a loss of 27 in Detroit, Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library is noted as an official repository location for the hospitals. Detroit was once among..
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    An item In the college basketball roundup section mentioned that Wayne State loss to Ashland 93-90 in overtime. Morris Hall scored a career-high 29 points for Wayne State (15-9, 9-5), and Darrell E..
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    An item in the Area Sports Brief section mentioned that Wayne State signed running back Jimmie Freeman (Grand Rapids Community College), wide receiver Carlos Robinson (Grand Rapids CC) and safety Ma..
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    An item in the Area Sports Brief section mentioned that The Wayne State men\'s swim team kept their lead with 274 points after the second day of the Great Lakes Conference championships at the Matth..
  • Macomb Faith & Charity events
    The Trinity Lutheran Church on Van Dyke will hold a concert by the Concertante Chamber Orchestra of Wayne State University. Light refreshments will be served and the performance will begin at 3 p.m...