In the news

    News releases from September 2005

  • THE END OF AN ERA: Mahaffey, a fighter for Detroit , to step down
    This article mentions that Maryann Mahaffey was a professor and chairwoman of the School of Social Work from 1965 to 1990.
  • Spare Detroit the cost of a special election
    This editorial on Maryann Mahaffey's retirement from the Detroit City Council mentions that she was a professor of Social Work at Wayne State University .
  • Organization pegs Detroit \'s future on energy alternatives
    Nestled on a side street behind the old GM Building on West Grand and north of Wayne State University is a promise that Detroit may not be dead yet. It\'s called NextEnergy, whose founding tagline -..
  • Wayne State funds nanoscience research
    Wayne State University Thursday announced nearly $1 million in earmarked research funding for nanoscience, providing faculty the seed funding with which to develop data for subsequent grant applicat..
  • Plan for enterprise zone in Gulf has fair share of backers, critics
    For smaller businesses, taking advantage of enterprise-zone benefits is often more difficult. The owners may not seek traditional financing, the business may be too small to qualify for the tax brea..
  • What a great day for technology in Southeast Michigan
    You had more than 500 people at Cobo Center for the MichBio Expo, plotting the future growth of life sciences in Michigan . You had another big crowd up the road a few miles at the NextEnergy Center..
  • More good news for NextEnergy:
    DaimlerChrysler A.G. announced Thursday that it would collaborate with NextEnergy and Biodiesel Industries Inc. in developing advanced renewable fuels. The partners will focus on research targeting ..
  • Put school kids first in state funding
    An op-ed was featured on the rally in Lansing by teachers, parents and students who support a bill to increase public school and university funding. Students at the college level are concerned with ..
  • NextEnergy, DCX join forces on biodiesel fuels
    At a recent news conference to announce a partnership between NextEnergy and DaimlerChrysler Corp., it was announced that the partnership will use brownfield sites to grow energy crops such as soybe..
  • Scholarships
    Four local students have won scholarships recognizing their leadership and academic achievements from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State . Vishnuprabha Dhana..
  • Set your career goals!
    Nannette Shaw, noted as an employee in Wayne State's Office of Career Services and past president of the Michigan Career Development Association, served on a panel examining ways that parents of mid..
  • Robert Sedler interviewed on WWJ
    Professor Robert Sedler of the Law School was interviewed by the station's Marie Osborne about Senate confirmation of John Roberts as chief justice of the United States. Segments from the interview..
  • Tap Attack
    They\'ll be dancing in the streets Sunday when internationally acclaimed tap artist and teacher Josh Hilberman instructs area tap dance enthusiasts in the art form in front of the Detroit Opera Hous..
  • Civil rights center tribute to Keith, Taubman
    An editorial about the proposed Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights in the WSU Law School lauds federal Judge Damon Keith and shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman. The News notes that the f..
  • Outraged teens fight against violent game
    Debra Hernandez Jozefowicz-Simbeni, assistant professor in the WSU School of Social work, is quoted in an article about a new video game called "Bully," in which the hero is a troubled middle school..
  • Tuition increase raises questions
    This article in the Western Michigan University student newspaper refers to an enrollment decrease and tuition increase at the Kalamazoo institution. "What's happened with our enrollment is that we'..
  • Member's Voice
    This newsletter of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce includes an article by WSU Law School Dean Frank Wu . He mentions that he wrote the book "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and ..
  • Library series aims to delight music lovers
    Free music shows at the Southfield Public Library this fall will include the Jonathon Dixon Quartette on Oct. 19. The performance also will feature musicians from Wayne State University 's jazz pro..
  • Author's memoir takes honest look at Detroit
    Paul Clemens, identified as a Wayne State University administrator, is featured in a story about his recently published book titled "Made in Detroit : A South of 8 Mile Memoir." A photo of Clemens i..
  • Tuition hikes fund fixes
    An article about tuition hikes at Michigan public universities is accompanied by two listings that include Wayne State . One shows Wayne State at the top of the list in state funding to universities..
  • House OKs $1 billion plan to aid businesses
    A 19-member board with representatives from several universities, including Wayne State , would decide which industries and businesses should get start-up grants under proposed legislation to use pa..
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    A brief notes that Wayne State is honoring Judge Damon Keith's 38-year career and the landmark decisions he wrote with a $16.5 million addition to the university's law school, the Damon J. Keith Cen..
  • State House OKs sale of tobacco payments
    Legislation to sell part of the state's tobacco settlement to generate $1 billion to fund grants for up-and-coming industries and provide loans to help existing Michigan businesses won approval from..
  • Addition to Wayne State's law school named after Judge Damon Keith
    This online version of the Free Press carries an article mentioning that " Wayne State University is recognizing the distinguished career of Damon Keith by naming a $16.5 million addition to the law..
  • Growing pains afflict Wayne: Football program has reached the point where coming close hurts and a turnaround seems near
    A feature story on Wayne State \'s men\'s football team points out that the Warriors are an improved squad this season under second-year head coach Paul Winters. \"Our kids work as hard as Michigan ..
  • Health insurance
    Public universities and governments can provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees without violating the Michigan Constitution, an Ingham County circuit judge ruled Tuesday. "Health c..
  • Saluting a Legend: WSU building honors civil rights leader Judge Damon Keith
    Judge Damon Jerome Keith's 38-year career and the landmark decisions he wrote will be recognized by Wayne State University with a $16.5 million addition to the university's law school, the Damon J. ..
  • Storm\'s displacement changing cultures
    Jerry Herron, professor of American studies, commented extensively about the effects of displacement for the victims of recent hurricanes. \"It\'s going to be profoundly upsetting. The people who ar..
  • Venture under probe
    Law professor Peter Henning commented in a story about an investigation focusing on whether Larry Winget, former owner of Venture, through his affiliated companies, siphoned $314 million from his co..
  • Oakland People in the News
    Wayne State\'s interim chairman of internal medicine, Dr. John Flack, was named a Health Care Hero by Crain\'s Achievement\" category and was recognized for his work addressing health disparities, p..
  • Getting Involved
    A brief notes that Wayne State University\'s Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty is requesting volunteers to train parents, tutor reading and/or participate in a library project. Contact info..
  • Pilot program reduces risk of negative drug interaction
    Wayne State 's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) is working with the St. Clair County and St. Clair County Road Commission to reduce the risk of medication-related il..
  • Fundraising license plates may continue
    Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land recently proposed legislation on its way to the governor for signing that repeals the sunset on the State's fundraising license plates. House Bill 4963 repeals the..
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    WWJ reporter Greg Bowman interviewed Tom Watkins about his Wayne State University study calling for reforms in K-12 education and the expansion of e-learning in Michigan schools. The 6-month study, ..
  • Guidelines aim to reduce strokes
    Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, director of Wayne State University's School of Medicine Stroke Program, comments in a story about new guidelines for carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove fa..
  • Wayne State men's hockey to play at State Fairgrounds
    Wayne State's men's hockey team will play its home games at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum for the next three seasons, athletic director Rob Fournier announced Monday. "As we continue to lo..
  • Arab Americans to honor lawyers, doctor
    Dr. Wael Sakr, professor of pathology and vice chair of anatomic pathology at Wayne State's School of Medicine, will be a featured speaker during the annual "Ensure the Legacy" dinner and awards pro..
  • Hendrix tightens grip on contest
    Detroit\'s rookie Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has six weeks to change voters' minds; they say he is less trustworthy and less suited to the job than his opponent Freman Hendrix, a new poll suggests. He n..
  • What they said
    This survey of Detroit area voters quotes three Wayne State employees and a student on their views on the Kilpatrick/Hendrix race for the mayor.
  • Group homes can benefit neighbors, to a point
    Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs at Wayne State , Galster, writes with Wayne State Emeritus Professor of Economics, James Hamilton that "not in my backyard" has collided with "rights of ..
  • MIKE WENDLAND: E-learning report says more tech skills needed
    Technology columnist Mike Wendland dedicated his column to a Wayne State University research study on e-learning released last week. The 6-month-long study, authored by Tom Watkins , special assista..
  • People on the Move
    Joan Mahoney, a Wayne State University Law School graduate and ex-dean of the school, was awarded honorary membership in the Order of the Coif.
  • Wayne St. hockey moves to new home
    The Wayne State men's hockey team will play its home games for the next three seasons at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Warriors played their inaugural season at the Detroit arena, but..
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    Professor Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson of the Political Science Department was interviewed on the Lessenberry Show about term limits in the state Legislature. The Michigan Chamber is floating an idea ..
  • Wayne State campus to get five food outlets this fall
    This brief on the front page names five food outlets that plan to open "near Wayne State University this fall." Locations are not given.
  • Bush's Gulf Enterprise-Zone plan has failed to deliver before
    Bush's main proposal for reviving the storm-stricken Gulf Coast has a history of failing to deliver on the promise of prosperity. "There really isn't any clear evidence that very small micro-busine..
  • How Not to Rebuild Detroit
    The Brush Park redevelopment Plan is deeply flawed and has been neglected. "The city created a great plan for Brush Park . It made sense," said George Galster, a Wayne State University professor a..
  • Finance vets start own firm, hit $1.2 billion under management
    Telemus Capital Partners L.L.C., a startup financial-management holding company in Southfield , received approval from the National Association of Securities Dealers to trade stocks and bonds. Randy..
  • The Education Gap
    This op-ed essay says universities are a cog in one of the great inequality producing machines, encouraging economic and social stratification. Only 28 percent of American adults have a college deg..
  • Family docs become a dying breed
    Family doctors, who meet the broadest and most basic health care needs, are being driven from the field by age, rising business costs (especially malpractice insurance) and increasing job pressures...
  • WSU gives $1.5 million in Graduate Program Enhancement Awards
    Wayne State University has announced it will provide Graduate Program Enhancement Awards of $1.5 million over the next two years, with $250,000 in funding provided to six doctoral programs. The Grad..
  • People: Education
    The appointments page notes that John Varghese has been named administrative manager at WSU's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He was formerly assistant director in the bud..
  • 'High' times in suburbia
    Professor Lyke Thompson, director of Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies, commented extensively in a piece about the Detroit mayoral race and Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's remarks during a recent deba..
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    Don H. Barden (Chairman and CEO - Barden Companies, Inc.) was featured on \"Leaders on Leadership\", co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television. Barden to..
  • Expo gives new firms a chance to shine
    MichBio Expo 2005 will be held Thursday at Cobo Hall. Wayne State University , together with Pfizer Global Research and Development, the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Henry Ford Health Syste..
  • People on the move
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University , appointed the following: Allen Goldberg assistant professor in the physical therapy program, Health Care Scienc..
  • Weekly entertainment calendar
    Wayne State's Bernath Auditorium will host a tribute to the Beat Generation exhibition today at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, from noon to 9 p.m. , the exhibition moves to the Baldwin Public Library in Birming..
  • Cooperate and Save - To preserve levels of service, local governments need to team up
    This editorial calls for governments across Michigan facing rising costs and dwindling revenues ought to look at working with other governments before raising taxes or cutting services. The Citizen..
  • Student survey puts universities in their places - Michigan schools make few ratings
    The Princeton Review's survey of college students covers everything from food and liquor consumption to study time, to give students and parents a better idea what actually goes on at colleges. MSU..
  • Caesarea Lectures Slated
    Norma Goldman from Wayne State University will offer a series of five lectures this fall about Caesarea Maritima, the harbor on the coast of Israel . The talks will be 10 a.m. - noon Thursday morn..
  • Roundtable panel explores workplace discrimination
    There will be a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Erasing Discrimination at Work" at the WSU Law School on September 29. Dean Frank Wu of the Law School and Saul Green, also of the Law School ..
  • Detroit-area car pools catch on as gas prices soar
    A story about the increasing popularity of car pools as a result of gas price increases mentions that "neither Wayne State nor Oakland universities expedite student car pools."
  • ND Softball: Irish host pair of weekend exhibition contests
    The Notre Dame women's softball team will host two exhibition games on Saturday, one against Wayne State and one against Detroit Mercy. The tournament will begin with a match up between Notre Dame a..
  • Karmanos cancer institute keeps status among best in U.S.
    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute retains its coveted designation as a federal Comprehensive Cancer Center , an award that places it in the nation\'s top echelon of cancer programs. With it ..
  • People on the Move
    Michael McFerren, a legal research and writing professor at Wayne State University Law School , was honored by the school with the Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching. McFerren is also..
  • Prenatal alcohol linked to slower thinking
    Children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb can\'t think as fast as kids who weren\'t exposed, a new study shows. Matthew Burden and his colleagues at Wayne State University in Detroit assessed..
  • \"Brain Pads\" could help reduce head trauma for players / With Info Box
    Danny Medeo is one of the lucky ones. Since his Pop Warner days as a fourth-grader, the Byram Hills senior quarterback has suffered four concussions. Each one was considered mild, though, enabling h..
  • Wayne State study recommends expansion of e-learning for K-12 education
    Michigan\'s K-12 public school system must adapt to a changing world by moving away from the traditional learning environment within classrooms and school buildings, according to a newly released st..
  • WMU hopes to join CTA
    A story about Western Michigan University 's plans to join the Core Technology Alliance in Michigan mentions that Wayne State is among the founding members of the alliance.
  • Calendar
    The calendar section carries a listing for the Minority Business Celebration organized by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Dean Frank Wu of the WSU Law School will be the keynote speaker ..
  • Racial divide haunts Metro Detroit
    A story about racial polarization in the Detroit area includes a comment by Lyke Thompson, director of WSU's Center for Urban Studies. "If Detroit is stereotyped as a place of racial conflict," he ..
  • Changing economy affects manufacturers, employees and the city
    Harvey Kahalas, dean of the School of Business Administration , is quoted in a story about the diminishing manufacturing industry base in Sterling Heights . He said it is too early to sound the deat..
  • Sports Resorts to buy shares
    This report in the Flint Journal about a Flint-area development company named Sports Resorts International notes that the company wants to become privately-owned once again after being a public comp..
  • China poised to overtake Michigan in jobs, schools
    The identifier-line at the end of this op-ed piece on education by Tom Watkins lists him as "former state superintendent of public instruction and a special assistant to Wayne State University Presi..
  • Coleman opens Detroit Center
    An article about the opening of the University of Michigan 's Detroit Center at Orchestra Place in Detroit mentions that U-M owns several properties in Detroit , including the Rackham Building , whi..
  • S. African may cull elephants, angering animal groups
    South Africa may kill wild elephants in the Kruger National Park because of concern that the animals are breeding too fast. The elephant population there may reach 20,000 by 2012, the Environment a..
  • Detroit human tissue bank in merger
    One of the success stories of Detroit 's TechTown, the high-tech human tissue bank Asterand Inc., has merged with a British firm, Pharmagene plc, and will become Asterand plc. Randal Charlton, CEO o..
  • Texas colleges ready for Rita, as some of Katrina's academic evacuees are uprooted again
    With Hurricane Rita taking aim at the east coast of Texas , colleges and universities there began evacuating students, shutting down research projects and securing buildings. Among the Texas evacuee..
  • Chamber presents Business eXpo 2005
    Wayne State is noted as one of the participants in the Farmington/Farmington Hills Chamber of Commerce annual business-to-business trade show and networking event, called eXpo 2005, scheduled for Oc..
  • Around town
    Susan LeRoque Davis of Monroe has joined the faculty of Wayne State 's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as an assistant professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department.
  • Law school dean wants city and region to thrive
    Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State 's Law School , expresses optimism about Detroit and Southeast Michigan 's future in a profile story about his career. "When you look at other metropolitan areas like N..
  • Monroe resident joins WSU faculty
    Susan LeRoque Davis has joined the faculty of Wayne State 's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy Health and Sciences (EACPHS) as an assistant professor in the pharmacy practice department. Davis is..
  • Area sports in brief
    Wayne State \'s Justin Kessler, a senior from Ionia , is GLIAC men\'s runner of the week. He finished second in 25:07 at the 8,000-meter Midwest Collegiate at Wisconsin-Parkside, leading the Warrior..
  • Wayne State math camps to double in size with Toyota award
    Wayne State University has been named the recipient of a $186,469 award from the Toyota USA Foundation. The award will allow the university to add a second six-week Math Corps summer camp that will..
  • S. Africa May Cull Elephants, Angering Animal Groups
    South Africa may kill elephants in the Kruger National Park for the first time since 1994 on concern the world\'s biggest land mammals are breeding too fast. African elephants can weigh as much as 6..
  • Kline\'s world travels bring him home to Hall of Fame
    When Johnny Kline was, well, globetrotting with the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1950s, he didn\'t realize what he was a part of. When you\'re in your 20s, you\'re thinking about having fun and littl..
  • Macomb People in the News
    Alexandria Idziak and Lindsay Pipp were the recipients of the 2005 Children\'s Trust Fund Scholarships awarded by the Metro East Chamber of Commerce. The students were chosen for their academic achi..
  • Former Gazette sports editor Moss heads for Fame
    Jack Moss, who retired as Kalamazoo Gazette sports editor three years ago, is one of nine inductees into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Moss, who started with the Gazette as a sports writer in 19..
  • Dream maker? WSU researcher seeks alternative remedies for sleep loss in menopause
    Jean Davis, interim assistant dean for Adult Health and associate professor At Wayne State, is conducting a study on the effects on menopausal sleep disturbances. The study, which has revealed a con..
  • First Slater Classics lecture
    Michele Valerie Ronnick, associate professor of classics, Greek and Latin at Wayne State , will speak at Mt. Union College on "13 Black Classicists," and will also display a photographic exhibit, wh..
  • Wayne State student and Katrina victim interviewed
    Recently enrolled Wayne State University student Frederica Gordon was interviewed by Blast on the afternoon drive time show. Gordon, is a native of New Orleans , who left the city to escape Hurrican..
  • How Michiganders are aiding stem cell research
    Four local projects are targeting everything from myeloma to kidney failure. Teams at Wayne State University are working on projects that could lead to therapies for stroke, fetal alcohol syndrome ..
  • People Making News
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing appointed Jim McFarlin, formerly a journalist with The Detroit News, as information officer.
  • Michigan's $500,000 pioneers (front page with photo)
    Aaron Dworkin, 35, of Ypsilanti is founder of the innovative Sphinx Organization, which promotes young African-American and Latino classical string players. Sphinx now runs a high-school preparator..
  • Correction
    The last name of George Galster, the Clarence B. Hilberry professor of urban affairs at Wayne State University , was misspelled in information with a front-page article Monday.
  • Tech harriers run well at Midwest Collegiate
    Defending Division lll national champion Calvin College won over Wayne State in a cross-country meet.
  • Award-winning author to speak tonight
    Charles Baxter will read from his newest novel. Baxter, who taught at Wayne State , now teaches at University of Minnesota .
  • WSU faculty member granted $725,000 to benefit graduate concentration
    Deborah S. Walker of the WSU College of Nursing has been awarded a $725,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to strengthen the newly pre-accredited graduate nurse-midwifer..
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    Wayne State's College of Engineering's Transportation Research Group, through the Transportation Research Group and the Bioengineering Center, will host a Drive Safely to Wayne State campaign Sept. ..
  • Mary Kramer: The ultimate communication breakdown
    Mary Kramer, Crain's Detroit Business publisher, dedicated a column to Wayne State's Institute for Information Technology and Culture, a four-year-old institute led by Professor Allen Batteau. The i..