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    News releases from April 2005

  • People on the move: Awards
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors presented Faculty Recognition Awards to the following professors during the board's recent meeting: Ronald Aronson, Interdisciplinary Studies Department..
  • Wayne State licenses nanotech
    The university said this week that it has licensed intellectual property to a Detroit startup company call NanoScience Engineering Corp. The technology is related to advanced nano-scale fillers for ..
  • New company's technology creates performance-enhancing nano-fillers for polymers
    This online newsletter includes a list of news releases from member organizations, including one announcing that NanoScience Engineering Corp. has obtained "exclusive license to commercialize Wayne ..
  • State education
    In an editorial, The News calls for abolishment of the elected State Board of Education and for making the state school superintendent a cabinet-level appointee of the governor. The newspaper also ..
  • Domestic partner recipients minimal
    An article about Michigan universities that offer benefits to domestic partners of employees mentions that Wayne State is among them.
  • State has low number of college graduates
    These newspapers ran an AP story about Michigan ranking 37th in the nation for residents with college degrees. The number is based on a study by WSU's Center for Urban Studies. Research Director Ku..
  • NextEnergy supports growth of Michigan's hydrogen fueling corridor
    An article by Rachel Kuntzsch, a consultant who serves as NextEnergy's administrator of the Advanced Hydrogen in Michigan working group, notes that the company has developed a Web-based map of exper..
  • Wayne State ranked for first time ever
    Wayne State\'s baseball team is ranked for the first time in the program\'s 65-year history. The Warriors (24-10) are No. 24 in this week\'s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division..
  • Cops say mom was stabbed 111 times
    A Wayne State faculty member was quoted in this article involving a Rochester Hills teen who murdered his mother by stabbing her 111 times. According to Dr. Beth Ann Brooks, a child psychiatrist and..
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    Volleyball: Battle Creek Central setter Tarin Kubiak signed to play at Wayne State next season.
  • Wayne People in the News
    Detroit: Brinda Devine of Oak Park has joined the finance and facilities management division of Wayne State University as a real estate officer. The appointment was announced by John Davis, vice pre..
  • The Ruffle Inspires Fashion at DIA
    Leeanna Laliberte ties a neckpiece on her model and inspects her evening gown made from hundreds of white and gold cupcake liners. \"I really wanted to make a piece of art,\" says Laliberte, a Wayn..
  • $1M to RiverWalk tops Community Foundation grants
    This article about Community Foundation grants mentioned that Wayne State\'s Math Corps program in the math department was awarded a $75,000 grant to expand its program. Math Corps is a summer math ..
  • This academic life
    Several gay and lesbian professors at Michigan colleges have initiated a lawsuit against the state contending that the recently passed marriage amendment to the state Constitution should not be used..
  • Should Adult Rated Video Games Be Sold to Minors?
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm testified Monday before a panel of state Democrat lawmakers encouraging a bill that would ban the sale of adult-rated video games to minors. The legislation is being sponsored..
  • Justices eye appeal costs for the poor
    Since 2001, Antonio Dwayne Halbert has tried to get the state of Michigan to assign him an attorney to appeal the length of his 30-year sentence. Michigan is the only state with a law barring the st..
  • Cancer specialists present papers at Doha symposium
    The second International Symposium on Genitourinary and Colorectal Cancer concluded yesterday with six presentations. Eight speakers from the Detroit Medical Center of Wayne State University, which ..
  • A bitter accounting lingers for Arthur Andersen
    Accounting firm Arthur Andersen is expected to appeal its 2002 obstruction-of-justice conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Randy Paschke, a 32-year veteran of Andersen\'s Detroit office, ..
  • College prep funds face cuts
    The Bush administration has proposed eliminating funding for Upward Bound, a federal program that helps prepare teens for college. It is one of 48 programs in the U.S. Department of Education that t..
  • People on the move
    Wayne State University Organization of Black Alumni, Detroit, elected the following officers: Larry Polk, president-elect, William Butler, treasurer, and Tara J. Young, public relations committee ch..
  • What\'s coming up
    Fourth annual Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Award for Excellence in Theatre gala celebration, honoring actress Phylicia Rashad, is today at the Masonic Temple. The celebration, sponsored by Wayne Stat..
  • Teen suspected in mom\'s slaying
    Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is suspected of doing killing his mother after the body of Diane Michele, 50, was found. While it seems rare for a child to kill a parent, Ralph Slovenko, a profess..
  • International symposium on cancer begins in Doha
    Eight speakers from Wayne State University and The Detroit Medical Center are making presentations at the International Symposium on Genitourinary and Colorectal Cancer in Doha, Qatar. The DMC is t..
  • New chief for WSU Foundation
    A column of news briefs notes that President Irvin D. Reid has named Susan Burns vice president for development and alumni affairs, effective June 1.
  • Power Shift
    A special 20th anniversary section carries a story about economic shifts in the Detroit area in the past two decades. It mentions an analysis of census data by Wayne State University that shows near..
  • 20 Dynamic Duos
    A page identifying "power couples" in southeast Michigan mentions Maggie and Bob Allesee. She gave $2 million to Wayne State for the dance program. Also mentioned are Ben and Beverly Burns. He is t..
  • Fund drive should help Oakland U. expand service
    A News editorial congratulates Oakland University on raising $63.5 million to kick off its capital campaign. But the newspaper cautions that the "extras" that the university hopes will give it a com..
  • Will WSU shut out minorities?
    Critics say a proposal to move academic and research programs from Wayne State University\'s College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs to various schools and colleges would impact minority st..
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    \"Leaders on Leadership,\" co-produced by the WSU SBA and Detroit Public Television, featured Kurt Darrow, President and CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Larry Fobes, program host and Director of the S..
  • What if the water went away?
    An article about Charles F. Barker's new book on the Great Lakes mentions that he teaches geology at Wayne State. He said his goal in writing the book, which discusses the importance of the Great L..
  • People on the Move
    Kim Trent, who is regional manager for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, has been named president of the Wayne State University Organization of Black Alumni.
  • Student journalist have limited rights
    A story about a former journalism instructor at Mercy High School student who claims the school violated her students' free speech rights by demanding that editorials be approved by an administrator..
  • Don't take college admissions decision personally
    In an op-ed piece, columnist Thomas Sowell contends that "objective admissions standards are seldom decisive at most colleges. The admissions process is so shot through with fads and unsubstantiated..
  • WSU providing major economic benefits
    Wayne State University's net economic benefit to Michigan's economy totals more than $1 billion annually, according to findings of a published report by the Anderson Economic Group. "The report conf..
  • WSU professor to receive national award
    Delila Owens, assistant professor of counselor education at Wayne State University's College of Education, has been named the recipient of the 2005 'Ohana Honors Award from the Counselors for Social..
  • Local students inducted into honor society
    In recognition of their outstanding scholarship, service and loyalty to Wayne State University, 12 graduates will be inducted into the David Mackenzie Honor Society during a special reception at 6 p..
  • Dean of Students Office Leadership Award winners announced
    The first annual Dean of Students Office Leadership Awards banquet was held on April 11 at St. Andrews Hall. Nineteen outstanding students, advisors and organizations were honored. The 2005 Campus ..
  • WSU shouldn't tamper with department
    An open letter to Wayne State's Board of Governors from Stuart Henry, professor and chair, and Roslyn Schindler, associate professor and deputy chair of Wayne State's Department of Interdisciplinary..
  • Poets and scholars memorialize Robert Creeley
    A memorial event for poet Robert Creeley was scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 at Wayne State's Welcome Center. The event, hosted by Barrett Watten, poet and professor of English at Wayne State, fea..
  • Chamber of Commerce supports eliminating State Board of Education
    The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has called for abolishing the State Board of Education and giving the governor power to appoint the state superintendent. The chamber's proposal also would give the ..
  • Senior remodel to stay at home
    Thomas Jankowski, associate director for research in the WSU Institute of Gerontology, is quoted in an article about the challenges facing older people with infirmities who wish to stay in their hom..
  • Jeff Gerritt: From death row, to vindication, to voice for justice
    Jeff Gerritt's column about the experiences of former death row inmate Kirk Bloodsworth, who was released from prison after DNA evidence exonerated him of murder, mentions that Bloodsworth spoke at ..
  • Earth Day Celebration: Detroit's race to plant trees
    A story about tree-planting in Detroit as part of Earth Day activities includes a comment about the activity from volunteer Michael Watley, 20, who is a business major at Wayne State. Watley has wor..
  • Oakland U. touts capital plan
    Wayne State is mentioned in a story about Oakland University's capital campaign, which kicks off publicly today. Oakland has raised $63.5 million since 2002 in the silent phase of its campaign. Wa..
  • Location, land make Novi a hot spot
    An expansion of Twelve Oaks Mall confirms that the city of Novi will remain a growth magnet in southeast Michigan. However, some critics say the city's success in drawing new development while older..
  • Stained by permanent ink
    Jack Lessenberry, journalism instructor here, is quoted regarding the flap over Detroit Free Press writer Mitch Albom's fabrication of part of a sports story. "Albom is really the only recognizable ..
  • The ruffle inspires fashion at DIA
    Wayne State fashion design student Leeanna Laliberte is quoted in a story about a fashion show at the Detroit Institute of Arts tonight. Laliberte designed an evening gown for the runway fashion sho..
  • People on the move
    Albert J. Dib of Grosse Pointe Park, who practices in employment law and medical liability litigation at his firm, Dib, Fagan and Brault PC, has joined the adjunct law faculty at Wayne State Univers..
  • Student journalists have limited rights
    A former journalism instructor at Mercy High School, says her contract was not renewed because she allowed a student editorial to run without first receiving approval from the principal. She claims ..
  • 'Evita' musical next on stage at WSU's Bonstelle Theatre
    The hit musical "Evita" will be presented at WSU's Bonstelle Theatre, April 22-May 1.Winner of seven Tony Awards, the play follows the life of the legendary Eva Peron, wofe of former Argentine dicta..
  • Researchers find promising cancer-fighting power of synthetic cell-signaling molecule
    Wayne State professors Eva Schmelz and Paul Roberts are mentioned as among collaborators in a study that revealed that an anti-cancer compound called Enigmois may be effective in treating several ty..
  • The Local List
    "Conversations with Authors" will be held at 1 p.m., April 27, featuring Stanley Crouch, an essayist, novelist, columnist, television commentator, literary and music critic, who will be the honored ..
  • Warrior Softball Fifth In Great Lakes Region
    The Wayne State University softball program is ranked fifth in the Great Lakes Region, according to the NCAA Division II women\'s softball committee poll released yesterday. Many WSU players are lis..
  • People making news
    Kim Trent, regional manager for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., was named president of the Wayne State University Organization of Black Alumni. Other new officers are president-elect Larry Polk, trea..
  • Census projections suggest erosion of Michigan political clout
    Michigan is likely to lose two more U.S. House seats and some of its political clout over the next 25 years as its population growth continues to decrease. The 2000 census placed Michigan\'s populat..
  • Theatre
    Wayne State University\'s Hilberry Theatre presents "Henry IV, Part I,\" William Shakespeare\'s story of coming of age. The play continues through May 5 and performance times vary. Tickets range fr..
  • New approach for cancer - Enigmols!
    Novel anti-cancer compounds called Enigmols suppress the growth of human cell lines representing cancers of the prostate, breast, colon, ovary, pancreas, brain and blood, and reduce tumors in three ..
  • Fans celebrate \'Star Wars\'
    Matthew Kapell, a Wayne State anthropologist and historian, was quoted on America's obsession with Star Wars firms. It\'s not just something they do on weekends,\" says Kapell, "It\'s almost a relig..
  • People making news
    Kim Trent, regional manager for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., was named president of the Wayne State University Organization of Black Alumni. Other new officers are president-elect Larry Polk, trea..
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    Vicki Thomas filed a report from the College of Nursing's Health Care Summit, held Wednesday at McGregor Memorial Conference Center. "Dr. Barbara Redman, dean of Wayne State University\'s College of..
  • Wrongful conviction lecture at UGL
    Frank Beckman invited Kirk N. Bloodsworth, the first death-row inmate exonerated by DNA and John Terzano, president, The Justice Project, based in Washington, D.C., to give an introduction to their ..
  • What's going on
    The Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Award for Excellence in Theatre gala, honoring actress Phylicia Rashad, is April 26 at the Masonic Temple. The celebration, sponsored by WSU and the Nederlander Compa..
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    A 6 p.m. lecture at the Bernath Auditorium in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library tonight will feature Kirk Bloodsworth, former death-row inmate, and John F. Terzano, president of the Washington..
  • Robert Goodman: Taught geography with photos
    Robert Goodman, a popular 86-year old, Wayne State geography professor, died April 15 of complications from colon cancer. His lesson plans were mixed with enthusiasm for his topic and a dry sense of..
  • Wayne State entrepreneur event draws lots of would-be moguls
    WSU filled the student center Monday with 150 people for it's first Entrepreneur Day. Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist formerly with Apple/MacIntosh, was the keynote speaker.
  • New Venture Fund
    Wayne announced the formation of the New Ventures Investors' Circle within WSU to make seed and pre-seed investments in companies that are associated with the university. Fred Reinhart, assistant vi..
  • WSU program assists disabled youth
    Most people are confident in their ability to handle routine daily tasks, but for children with special needs going to a store or the movies can be daunting. Wayne State's College of Education is h..
  • Genistein May Help Overcome Cisplatin-Resistance in Ovarian Cancer
    Dr. Solomon, from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at WSU, found that the addition of genistein, a soy isoflavone, alone to cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant human epithelial ovar..
  • Symbolism marks conclave's start
    Professor Marc Cogan, Wayne State University humanities professor, commented about the gathering of cardinals at the historic Sistine Chapel to select a new pope. \"It\'s at this moment that you dis..
  • IN DEFENSE OF SECRECY: As Catholic cardinals gather behind closed doors in Vatican City, it's time to speak up for privacy
    Professor Jerry Herron, director of the honors program, says the conclave is \"the sort of secret that\'s only fun to have if you advertise it. If it\'s a real secret, there\'s no news story. You ha..
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    A report on WDET said that Wayne State was closing its College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitian Affairs effective next fall. Interim Dean Jack Kay was quoted explaining that the move would eliminat..
  • Attorney pick sets strategy
    Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor and Wayne State University law professor, commented about Stephen J. Murphy III's nomination for the U.S. attorney post in Detroit. Henning said Murphy\'s ..
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    A brief notes that "Entrepreneur's Day" is being held at Wayne State on Monday, April 18, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the McGregor Conference Center. Another brief mentions the "Detroit Tech Security Co..
  • Tech Venue
    "DataConnectors: 2005 Detroit e-Security and Technology Conference" will be held Thursday, April 21, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The conference will focus on ..
  • The Business List: Upcoming events
    A calendar item notes that "MoneySmart Week" will be Tuesday, April 19, 2-5 p.m. today and Wednesday at Wayne State University's Bernath Auditorium.
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    The newsletter features a guest column written by Wayne State\'s Julie O\'Connor on nanotechnology. O\'Connor is manager of research operations and communications at Wayne State University.
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    \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by WSU SBA and Detroit Public Television, featured Anne Parsons, President and Executive Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Parsons\' answers to quest..
  • From microscopic materials, potential industrial revolution Northwest Ohio ventures into nanotech
    John Bedz, director of the state-funded Michigan Small Tech Association, said Michigan is ahead of Ohio in research now mainly because it has been more proficient in commercializing nanotechnology r..
  • Company taps research boom
    A feature story about Asterand Inc., a leading biomedical research company, mentions that Asterand is the anchor tenant of TechTown, the new technology park affiliated with Wayne State University. A..
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    Business Calendar: It is noted that the College of Nursing will host Health Care Summit: A briefing at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
  • Eight-run inning propels WSU to 11-2 win
    After being shut out in the first game of the GLIAC twinbill, the Wayne State University women's softball team (18-16 overall, 8-6 GLIAC) pounded out nine hits in an 11-2 victory over Saginaw Valley..
  • Warrior football plays annual spring game
    The Wayne State University football program played its annual spring game on Sunday afternoon at Adams Field. The offense scored three touchdowns and added a 33-yard field goal by Musa Odeh. A photo..
  • People on the move
    Healthcare: Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton, has hired Dr. Veronica Schimp, D.O., gynecologic oncologist. Schimp is an assistant professor at Wayne State University's School of Medicine a..
  • Area sports in brief
    Softball: Sarah Kish went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and pitcher Sarah Ytsma struck out six and gave up four hits as Wayne State won the first game of a doubleheader sweep of host Lake Superior State, ..
  • WSU wins in eighth, 4-1 at Northwood
    Wayne State's women's softball team completed a doubleheader sweep at league-leading Northwood with a 4-1 eight inning victory in Saturday's second game. A photo of Warrior Becky Quinn is included. ..
  • Jewish culture on screen
    Wayne State University professor David Magidson is quoted extensively in a piece about the seventh annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival. Sixteen films will be offered locally this year, while a..
  • Radio outlets count pledges
    The metro Detroit area\'s three university-affiliated public radio stations finished their spring pledge periods this month with a mixed bag. Wayne State University\'s WDET-FM (101.9) reported raisi..
  • Population grows at slower rate, census estimates show
    Jackson County\'s population continued to grow in 2004 but at a slower rate than in recent years. The county had 162,973 residents in July 2004, up 0.3 percent from July 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau..
  • Garth Fagan brings edge to Music Hall performance
    Detroit-trained choreographer Garth Fagan, a graduate of WSU in the 1960s, brings his high-spirited dance company back to the city of his youth. The 14-member Garth Fagan Dance performs tonight and ..
  • INTERNET DOMINATES CAMPUS LIFE: Lots of computer time, little of it for academics
    When the rent on his East Lansing apartment is due, Mark Herberholz logs onto an Internet poker site for a few hands. He says the income from his winnings helps to pay the bills and pass the time. T..
  • Census: Metro area has growing pains
    Wayne County continues to sustain some of the nation\'s worst population losses, while Livingston and Macomb counties set the pace for growth, according to U.S. Census numbers provided by Kurt Metzg..
  • Macomb County population gain led state in '04
    From 2003 to 2004, Macomb County\'s population increased by more than 7,000 -- the biggest numerical increase in any of the state\'s 83 counties, according to U.S. Census figures. Oakland County is ..
  • Trust: Why patients stay away
    Members of minority groups often do not get the latest medical drugs and interventions, according to a study released by the American Heart Association. There are many theories as to why, but most e..
  • MI: State sup't. of schools TBD
    The article speculates about who the next state superintendent of schools will be. Writer Michael McGuinness points up some irony in the departure of former superintendent Tom Watkins, who is "off a..
  • FIRST Robotics honors for Screamin' Eagles team
    An article about the success of a Ferndale Schools team in the FIRST Robotics regional competition last month mentions that the competition was held at Wayne State University.
  • Brain Imaging Advances New Drive Distraction Research
    Researchers from General Motors, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital are researching brain activity in humans while driving. The research, shared at the SAE World Congress on Monday, was ..
  • NKU invites pioneering reporter
    An article mentioning that veteran White House columnist Helen Thomas will deliver the commencement address at Northern Kentucky University notes that she graduated from Wayne State University befor..
  • Canton residents think recreation is serious business
    A survey done for Canton Township Leisure Services shows that residents believe recreation programs build community, raise property values and decrease crime. Leisure Services worked with Wayne Stat..
  • Area sports in brief
    The Wayne State men's hockey team has announced that senior goalie Matt Kelly and senior defenseman Greg Poupard of Jackson will be co-captains of the 2005-06 team. Senior defenseman Steve Kovalchik..
  • Michigan continues growing in southeast, southwest
    The area between Detroit and Lansing is experiencing the largest population growth in the state, while the UP continues to lose population. "The 'edge suburban' counties - Livingston, Ottawa, Alleg..