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    News releases from June 2005

  • Charter One president honored by Wayne State
    The WSU School of Business Administration recognized Sandra Pierce, president of Charter One Bank, with the Alumni of the Year Award. She earned bachelor's and MBA degrees from Wayne State . Pierc..
  • Ex-slave's story reads better than fiction
    "The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough; An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship" is a first-hand account of the rise of a black American from slavery to university president. The..
  • Research: Wayne State researcher wins Presidential Award
    Sean Gavin, associate professor of physics, has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, presented by President George Bush. Gavin received the award for his resea..
  • Technology Tri-Corridor awards $27 million for life sciences
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced that 24 grant winners, including projects at Wayne State, will share $27.3 million in Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor funding this year. In a program headed by..
  • TechTown student needs help to get to Harvard
    Jeannette Perryman, a Detroit Northwestern High School junior, has been accepted for the prestigious Harvard Summer School program for high school students and needs assistance with tuition and boar..
  • Engineering camp for girls offers a different kind of summer
    Wayne State University is offering a Woman in Engineering Training four-week summer program starting Monday for a group of talented girls who will enter high school next fall. "We want to motivate ..
  • WSU offers engineering training institute for high schoolers
    High school students can get a head start on an engineering career by attending the High School Engineering Training Institute at Wayne State. Sponsored by the College of Engineering, the program fa..
  • ISSS director resigns
    David Austell, director of International student and scholar services at the University of South Florida, will resign July 15 to take a position as executive director of international programs at Wa..
  • Wayne State wins three IABC Best of Show awards
    Wayne State earned a Detroit-record three Best of Show awards in the recent International Association of Business Communicators annual Renaissance Awards competition. Included were awards for "comm..
  • Habitat for Humanity
    A story about Habitat for Humanity's work projects in Michigan mentions that out-of-town volunteers working in the Detroit area are staying in dorms at Wayne State, where they pay for their own room..
  • Fix the inequities of university funding
    The presidents of four Michigan universities - Central Michigan, Grand Valley State, Oakland and Saginaw Valley State - signed a letter to the editor that applauds the leadership of the Michigan..
  • Tuition increases are an obstacle to college
    This editorial calls for stronger state financial support for Michigan's universities while also positing that the schools are "still a long way from achieving maximum efficiency." "While state lea..
  • State announces winners of Technology Tri-Corridor funds
    An article about Michigan Life Sciences funding awards mentions that Wayne State "entities and programs" will receive $4.8 million for a variety of initiatives. Several outstate Booth newspapers als..
  • Canton quotable
    "It was a fine place to grow up, but I never thought Canton would be a hip, diverse place to live," says former Canton resident Frank Wu, dean of the WSU Law School. He points out that the communit..
  • Rising to the top Canton upbringing the foundation for WSU dean
    A feature story profiles the career of Dean Frank Wu of the Law School, who is completing his first year at the helm of the school. As a boy growing up in Canton, his first job was delivering the Ob..
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    Linda Lewandowski, associate professor of family and community mental health in the College of Nursing , was interviewed on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The interview aired throughout the day..