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    News releases from October 2005

  • Conference to exam doing business in China
    U.S. and Chinese experts will discuss the risks and rewards for suppliers doing business in China at a Dec. 6 conference at Wayne State University 's Student Center Building Ballroom. Keynote speake..
  • University hosts dialogue about poverty in America
    Wayne State will host a talk titled "Eradicating Global Poverty: What is America 's Role?" on Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m., at the College of Education building.
  • Wayne Teacher of the week: Louis B. Offer, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
    Louis B. Offer, a Wayne State graduate with a Master's of Education in Social Studies, from the College of Education , is teacher of the week.
  • D.C. honors civil rights icon
    Wayne State 's Melba Boyd, chair of the Department of Africana Studies, commented about the death of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Boyd said Parks is not only a national icon, but a human incarna..
  • CAROL CAIN/SMALL BUSINESS: Ginopolis brothers keep home fires burning
    In her story about restaurant owner Johnny Ginopolis, business columnist Carol Cain mentions that among his philanthropic activities over the years, he endowed a chair at Wayne State University name..
  • Film festival has new venues, partners
    The Detroit Docs International Film Festival, now in its fourth year, will be hosted by two new venues this year after breaking from last year's main partner, Wayne State University . Last year Wayn..
  • Southfield developer named in report on oil-for-food scandal
    Among the handful of Americans named by Paul Volcker in his final report on the United Nations oil-for-food scandal is Shakir al-Khafaji, a Southfield developer with ties to Iraq . Al-Khafaji, the r..
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    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Institute of Gerontology , interviewed professor Mark Luborsky of the Institute faculty regarding the influence of culture on health. The interview, which is part ..
  • Women trades dealer experience for funeral biz
    Sarah Lee-Ellena is quitting the car business, where she was general manager of Bill Lee Oldsmobile, to open a funeral parlor. She is doing this through the mortuary science program at Wayne State ..
  • GLIAC/MIAA
    Wayne State 's football team defeated Gannon 14-7. Chris Middlebrooks gained 177 years rushing for the Warriors and Darren Haynes and Jake Weingartz scored Wayne State 's two touchdowns.
  • WSU conference explores cutting costs through shared community services
    Wayne State University is kicking off a two-day conference, "Creating Collaborative Communities," to educate and encourage communities to search for ways to pool their resources for shared needs. C..
  • The survey says…
    On Oct. 18, the City Council of Sterling Heights voted to award the contract for the 2005 Sterling Heights Residential Survey to the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State . The survey will be sent..
  • Wayne State names residence hall for Ghafari
    Wayne State University has honored alumnus and benefactor Yousif Ghafari by renaming the former North Residence Hall after him. A member of the university's capital campaign steering committee, Ghaf..
  • NOV. 8 DECISIONS: Suburban voters divide on tax increases to cover basic services
    In a story about voter reaction to proposed tax increases in local communities to cover basic services, the "Creating Collaborative Communities" conference is noted as scheduled at Wayne State Unive..
  • Explaining the charges
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in a story about the perjury and obstruction of justice indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Prosecutor Pat..
  • Labor after C-section tougher for overweight women
    Though women who have had a cesarean section can often deliver vaginally with their next pregnancy, the odds of success may be lower for overweight and obese women, according to researchers led Dr. ..
  • Disappearance of S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald is subject of WSU theater's docudrama
    "Ten November,\" a docudrama about the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, is discussed in this article. The play opens Oct. 28 and runs through Nov. 6 at Wayne State University 's Bonstelle Thea..
  • Parks' legacy extends to arts
    The Star used an article that originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press and contains quotes from Melba Joyce Boyd of the WSU Africana Studies Department. The article deals with Rosa Parks' infl..
  • Age-old tradition
    A story about Halloween traditions includes comments by professor Janet Langlois of the English Department. An expert in folklore, Langlois points out that many believe that Halloween customs were b..
  • Coughlin-Bowen timeline may be critical to Wal-Mart suit
    This story, about a complicated case involving embezzlement charges against a former Wal-Mart vice chairman and a former vice president who charged that the vice chairman had embezzled company funds..
  • Each week, a different home
    A story about homeless people who benefit from a temporary shelter program that rotates to different sites each week, includes a vignette about 43-year-old Jon Broadnax, one of the participants. Dur..
  • People on the Move: Education
    Jason J. VanDiver of Southgate has joined the Wayne State Office of Alumni Relations as an alumni relations officer.
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    Twenty-one Wayne State University Law students were honored at the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter Annual State of the Court luncheon in September for their work in the ..
  • Wayne State renames residence hall
    A brief item notes the renaming of Wayne State 's North Residence Hall in honor of Yousif Ghafari of Bloomfield Hills. Ghafari, who is chairman of Ghafari Associates in Dearborn , pledged $9 millio..
  • Women May Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men
    Women's skin has twice as many nerve fibers as men's skin. A body of research has yet to yield definitive answers, says pain researcher April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN of Detroit's Wayne State Univ..
  • Business People
    Theodore Coutilish, executive director of marketing and publications, was elected president of the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for 2005-2006. It was al..
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    This article about the 24th annual Minority Business Celebration in Grand Rapids notes that Frank Wu , dean of the WSU Law School , was the keynote speaker. He talked about affirmative action and po..
  • The Gay Moralist: A novel argument against same-sex marriage?
    This article by John Corvino of the Philosophy Department takes issue with a Connecticut clergyman's assertion in a newspaper piece that God ordained marriages to be between one man and one woman. ..
  • Parent info night
    Wayne State University will participate in a parent information night at Monroe County Intermediate School District on Oct. 27. Michael Peterson of the WSU College of Education will join a teacher f..
  • GM probes upgraded by the SEC
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in an article about a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the accounting practices of General Motors Corporation's pension accounting practice..
  • Outraged teens fight against violent crime
    This newspaper picked up an earlier Detroit Free Press story about a new video game that involves bullying by school children. "We know that in terms of school violence, and school shootings in part..
  • People making news
    Detroit Receiving Hospital named Michael Stellini vice president of medical affairs in addition to his other duties as medical director of palliative care services for Detroit Receiving and Harper U..
  • People on the move
    George H. Shade, a Detroit obstetrician and gynecologist and an associate professor at Wayne State , has been re-elected to the Michigan Doctors' Political Action Committee board of directors.
  • U-M freshmen more diverse
    Both Detroit dailies covered an enrollment report released by the University of Michigan yesterday that shows that the number of African American freshmen is up 26 percent from the previous year. Bl..
  • The Bonstelle Theatre presents 'Ten November'
    The Bonstelle Theatre will open its season on Oct. 28th with the docudrama "Ten November" by Steven Dietz. The tale of the play focuses on the 30th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the S.S. Edmu..
  • Obituary on Cheryl McCall, first female editor of The South End
    An obit on Cheryl McCall, who parlayed her love of children into a career defending their rights as an attorney, mentions her experiences as a student at Wayne State, where she caused a stir on camp..
  • WSU chief Reid's vision is textbook lesson for Detroit
    Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes says in a feature piece on page one of the business section, that Wayne State University is an example of what it takes to get people back in Detroit . H..
  • Scholarship foundation helps teens reach dreams
    Wayne State 's Journalism Institute for Minorities (JIM) is noted as one of the beneficiaries of scholarships offered by the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation. The foundation was established in 1980..
  • Popular Culture: Legend inspired generations of artists, too
    Melba Joyce Boyd, professor in Wayne State 's Department of Africana Studies, commented about the life of Rosa Parks and her contributions to the civil rights movement and society. \"When people rea..
  • WSU reports on problems with tech conflicts
    High-tech systems and lower-tech systems often don\'t work well together. Flight delays, network crashes and the blackout of 2003 are prime examples. A new report from Detroit \'s Wayne State Univer..
  • Automation Alley\'s technology report released in October:
    Wayne State University and the University of Michigan received a combined 297 patents between 1999 and 2003, according to a report released by Automation Alley. The study, titled "Driving Southeast ..
  • Asterand Offers New Cell Lines for Cancer Research
    Asterand Inc., the Detroit-based supplier of human tissues and related services, last week announced it will distribute nine new cell lines for cancer research. The cell lines were all developed at ..
  • Research grant
    Wayne State University has been awarded a $9,100 grant from the United States Golf Association for research into the potential impact golf can have on individuals with mental illness. Dr. John Dziub..
  • Conference to discuss women\'s wages
    Wayne State University is holding a conference Nov. 4 to discuss why women continue to lag in earnings, benefits and rank within U.S. businesses. The conference comes on the heels of the Michigan Wo..
  • Oakland people in the news
    Delila Owens, assistant professor in the Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations Department, received the 2005 NCACES small Research Grant from North Central Association of Counselor Educators and Su..
  • People making news
    Wayne State University School of Social Work appointed Anna Maria Santiago as director of a new doctoral program leading to a doctor of philosophy in social work.
  • Hamiltons on run at MSU
    Kevin Christensen, a sophomore at Wayne State , helped the Warriors Cross Country team to a second-place finish at the GLIAC Championship this past weekend as he placed eighth overall with a time of..
  • College grad takes a time out
    Career counselors at U.S. universities have been noticing a significant increase in the number of seniors eager to take a break after graduation, saying they were not ready to commit to graduate sch..
  • College protest upgrade of Internet scrutiny
    The federal government is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to m..
  • Wayne State announces health disparities conference
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid has announced this year's Research Enhancement Program seminar titled "Wayne State University President's Conference on Health Disparities." According ..
  • Detroit family benefits from new research led by DMC/WSU pediatrics physician
    Dr. Seetha Shankaran, WSU pediatrics professor and division director of neonatal-perinatal medicine at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hutzel Women's Hospital, led three years of research on a t..
  • Wayne State to rename dormitory after Yousif Ghafari; Ghafari Cos. chairman pledged $9M to university
    Wayne State University on Thursday will officially rename one of its residence halls after Yousif Ghafari. The university will rename North Residence Hall after the chairman of Dearborn-based Ghafar..
  • Detroit remembers Parks as \'a symbol of strength\'
    Wayne State employees offered comments in a story about the death of Rosa Parks. Anglenn Perryman, 38, a groundskeeper and political science student, called Parks \"a symbol of strength at a time we..
  • Ana Vidovic performs at Wayne State University \'s Schaver Recital Hall
    Performing: Guitar virtuoso Ana Vidovic in concert at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 18. at Wayne State University \'s Schaver Recital Hall, 480 W. Hancock, Detroit . The event is free; for additional, info call 3..
  • Whiz kids: Moms potty-train infants with `elimination communication\'
    Fort Wayne picked up this story from the Detroit Free Press on overanxious mothers potty training infants prematurely. Carolynn Rowland, a nurse for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, w..
  • 12th annual Wayne State University Organization of Black Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet
    The banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at Seldom Blues in Detroit . The event, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Corporation, will honor Viola Liuzzo, a Detroiter who became the nation\'s first whit..
  • Wayne State publishes a report on \'technological peripheries\'
    Wayne State University said Thursday it had published a new report on what it terms \"technological peripheries,\" areas where high-tech systems intersect with -- and often conflict with -- lower-te..
  • Comerica Charitable Academic Success Center opens at Wayne State
    Wayne State University and the Comerica Charitable Foundation recently dedicated the Comerica Charitable Academic Success Center at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The dedication of the cen..
  • Calendar
    The WSU School of Law is hosting the American Constitution Society's symposium on diversity Oct. 27. WSU's Law School is hosting a roundtable on the Ten Commandments, Nov. 10. The WSU Law School w..
  • Some contractors hit jackpot in Katrina cleanup
    The Times picked up an AP article about the role of minority contractors in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up effort. John Chichester, who heads the Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Wayne St..
  • Wayne State hosts session on earning speech degree
    WSU will hold a session on advanced degrees during its Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program Information Session, Oct. 28th.
  • WSU receives second grant to increase number of minority doctoral students
    An award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will add more than $200,000 in funding to Wayne State University 's Graduate School . The aim of this award from the NSF Division of Social and Ec..
  • Wayne State Physician Group to buy Troy building for ambulatory-surgery center; launches 'suburban strategy'
    The Wayne State University Physician Group said Friday that it plans to buy a building in Troy to house a new ambulatory-surgery center. The purchase launches the group's "suburban strategy," Robert..
  • An HPV vaccine - what it might really mean
    According to the mainstream media, there is now a "100% effective" vaccine against the two strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes most cases of cervical cancer. It is not quite that ..
  • Small Business: Feeling fine in Detroit
    Randal Charlton, CEO of Asterand, says Wayne State offered his company the perfect setup for location in TechTown's TechOne building. "They offered me the lab space I wanted, the ability to expand, ..
  • At bottom of contract food chain, haulers scramble for a share
    A national AP story talks about the financial challenges faced by small companies that perform sub-contracting duties, known as tiering, especially during disaster relief projects such as Hurricane ..
  • Inseparable for 67 years, couple die 2 hours apart
    A national story features the life of Catherine and Carlo Tuzzolino, married for 67 years, who first met as students at Wayne State University 67 years ago. Carlo was a member of the track, swimming..
  • Kwame Kilpatrick: In time of great change, city is on course to prosper
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick mentions Wayne State in an op-ed about his administration's achievements during the last four years. Kilpatrick wrote, "One key to our future is the $56-million NextEn..
  • Series to tackle abortion, two other divisive issues
    Organizers of the inaugural \"Ideas Behind the News\" events of the Oakland Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union acknowledge the three-part series isn\'t a \"Crossfire\"-style debate. \"It\'..
  • On the run
    Anchor Bay graduate Chris Mehay, a junior at Wayne State University , took ninth place at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet. Wayne State finished with 44 points, second to Gra..
  • Wayne State grant allows more minority doctoral students
    More than $200,000 in awards will be added to funding at Wayne State University 's Graduate School thanks to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The aim of this award from the NSF Division of Soc..
  • Detroit's first Bioneers Conference
    If you're a Detroiter looking for ways to build community, reduce violence in your neighborhood, give Detroiters more control over the economy, lower your utility bills and/or protect your children ..
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    Former Detroit Mayor, Dennis Archer was on \"Leaders on Leadership,\" a weekly program co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television. At the time of taping a..
  • Haulers Low in Katrina Cash Food Chain
    At the bottom of the contract food chain is an army-for-hire of truckers, backhoe operators and tree-trimmers, most four, five or more tiers removed from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the..
  • Higher standards may be key to readying students for tomorrow's jobs
    A page-one story mentions Wayne State University , like other universities and community colleges across the state, as seeing more students needing refresher classes in mathematics. This semester, t..
  • People on the move
    Education: The Wayne State University Law School Career Services Office hired Suzanne Newsom as a career counselor.
  • GLIAC
    In football, Ashland defeated Wayne State 27-3 snapping the Warriors' two-game winning streak.
  • Michigan lacks will to change for future
    A Detroit News editorial says that it is a "long shot that the governor and lawmakers can set aside their wearisome squabbles and put this state on track," referring to Michigan's economic future an..
  • Metzger wants to make a difference with United Way
    A profile on Kurt Metzger, director of research for United Way of Southeastern Michigan, mentions Wayne State several times, noting that Metzger is the former director of the Michigan Metropolitan I..
  • Wayne State, MSU were top grad choices
    Wayne State is mentioned as the school where most graduates from Southfield-Lathrup high schools plan to attend.
  • Can 'living wages' survive corporate poverty pleas?
    Macomb County's Board of Commissioners is debating the necessity of a 'living wage' policy. Instead of listening to the phony pleas of poverty from the private sector perhaps our county commissione..
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital there in case of emergency
    The ER doctors in this Madison Heights facility are affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine; they are physician professors.
  • This just in
    More than $2.7 billion has been appropriated for Michigan-based companies for fiscal 2006 as part of the U.S. Senate-passed defense appropriations bill. It includes $1.4 billion for research to be ..
  • Emery King gets a royal salute: Wayne State event will draw TV news people to honor former anchor
    Wayne State 's Journalism Institute for Minorities (JIM) hosts "A salute to Emery King" at 7 p.m. this evening in the university's Community Arts Auditorium. The fund-raising, black-tie optional eve..
  • Hockey Roundup: Women's game
    Clarkson defeated Wayne State 's women's hockey team 2-0. Valery Turcotte made 24 saves for the Warriors who are 0-4-1.
  • The List
    Wayne State: \"Urban Jupena Sabbatical Exhibition,\" through Nov. 25. Reception 5-8 p.m. Fri. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. Community Arts Gallery, 150 Community Arts ..
  • College students, educators rue unpreparedness
    What\'s the price of leaving high school unprepared? Ask Chelsea Stephanoff, a Wayne State University student who is spending nearly $600 this semester for a class that won\'t count toward graduatio..
  • Journalism Institute Honors Emery King
    Wayne State University\'s groundbreaking Journalism Institute for Minorities is celebrating its 20th year of training ethnic minority journalism students with a gala fundraising event titled \"JIM\'..
  • Drinking in mothers hurts babies\' sight
    A South African study finds women who drink during pregnancy may be injuring their babies\' eyesight. Researchers from Wayne State University and the University of Cape Town evaluated 131 babies of ..
  • TUITION JUMPS: Lansing fails at keeping higher ed affordable
    Anew national survey proves yet again that when it comes to making college financially accessible to its citizens, Michigan says one thing but is doing quite the opposite. Tuition and fee increases ..
  • Salute To Emery King Oct. 22
    WSU's Journalism Institute for Minorities will present, "JIM's 20th Anniversary: A Salute to Emery King."
  • Einstein's Best Year
    WSU's department of physics and astronomy will host an open house marking the 100th Anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous year," on Sat., Oct. 22nd.
  • Ferndale resident helps steer tumor research
    An article profiles Stephanie Brock, an associate professor at Wayne State University 's department of chemistry, who has been awarded $123,434 to help fund her project titled "Stimulus Controlled N..
  • Commissioners say contractors owe \'living wage\' for county work
    Macomb County would stop doing business with companies that pay their workers less than $9.58 an hour, under a \"living wage\" proposal put forward by two Democratic county commissioners. Commission..
  • Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants
    These two medical newsletters, along with others on the Internet, have articles about a fetal alcohol syndrome study by professor Sandra Jacobson at Wayne State University and researchers from the U..
  • WSU researcher gets big grant
    Barry Rosen of the Biochemistry Department in the School of Medicine has been awarded a $2.2 million MERIT Award by the National Institute of General Medial Sciences. His research involves the cellu..
  • Asterand introduces nine new cell lines
    Asterand Inc. in Wayne State 's TechTown has announced the distribution of nine new cell lines for cancer research. These were developed at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute of Wayne State U..
  • Detroit News sponsors education forum
    A brief item at the bottom of the editorial page notes: "The Detroit News and Your Child, a coalition dedicated to improving college graduation rates in Michigan , is sponsoring a series of forums ..
  • News Briefs: Students protest loan program cuts
    Students at 60 colleges across the country made more than 1,000 telephone calls to members of Congress Wednesday to protest proposed cuts in the federal government's student loan programs. The cuts..
  • The man behind the myth
    This article focuses on Gordon Reinhart, who is guest director of "Julius Caesar" at WSU's Hilberry Theatre. He says he wanted the play to be more complicated and ambiguous than traditional depictio..