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    News releases from January 2006

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    Melba Joyce Boyd, distinguished professsor and chair of the department of Africana Studies, was interviewed by CKLW Radio regarding the recent passing of Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain Civi..
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    Wayne State athlete Darcia Schileru was profiled during a 30-second spot highlighting "100 Years of NCAA Defining Moments." Schileru was the first female to participate in a NCAA championship event ..
  • President Speaks Is Anyone Listening?
    Watching or listening to the president of the United States outline his planned course for the nation does not rank high on area residents\' list of priorities. For most Americans, this is just ano..
  • Wayne State photo exhibit shows Lions' past, present
    "Double Coverage: An exhibit of Detroit Lions History through Photographs" is now open at Wayne State 's Walter P. Reuther Library. For information on visitor hours or tours, call (313) 577-4024 or ..
  • Campus Roundup
    A career fair at Western Michigan University is expected to attract about 2,000 people. The university\'s annual career fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, and is free for job seek..
  • Helping Children Cope When a Loved One Is Injured
    The families of ABC News\' co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt are coping with a trauma that\'s all too familiar to those with loved ones serving in Iraq . Woodruff, who has four school-a..
  • Detroit hopes Super Bowl glitter will stick
    Most of this city\'s movers and shakers are involved in the blocking and tackling of hosting the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, but a group of top community leaders is focused on a more critical element of t..
  • Remedy Revolution
    From herbs to hypnosis alternative therapies are growing popular, but what does research reveal about their efficacy? It wasn\'t long ago when most pediatricians in the U.S. were hostile to the not..
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    A brief story aired on Wayne State University offering 12,000 of its parking spaces to the NFL for Super Bowl XL from Thursday to Sunday this week for $10 a space. Wayne State is one of the park and..
  • SBXL: 40 developments
    A lengthy review of 40 top economic development projects in the Detroit metropolitan area includes projects at Wayne State . In 2004, the university launched TechTown in the 12-block area between t..
  • 6 ways to boost region's image
    This article examines possible strategies for making Detroit shine while it is in the national spotlight during Super Bowl week. Among experts offering their opinions is Hugh Cannon, professor of ad..
  • SBXL: The Cadillac of spectacle
    A story focusing on the Super Bowl as a venue for eye-popping new TV advertising includes a comment from professor Hugh Cannon of the School of Business Administration . "The Super Bowl has become ..
  • Ex-Enron CEOs go on trial this week
    As the trial of Enron chief executives Kenney Lay and Jeffrey Skilling gets underway this week, former employees who saw their retirement savings disappear in the collapse of the company will be wat..
  • Big deals: Arcadia sees Sun Belt as health care hot spot
    The rapid growth of a Southfield-based home health care and medical equipment company is the subject of this article. Arcadia Resources has grown from $9.5 million to $95.9 million in its first 14 m..
  • Wixom looks to new industries
    Will the city of Wixom be able to cope effectively with the announced closing of the Ford assembly plant? If Ford abandons the plant completely, it could put a 12 percent dent in the city's tax roll..
  • On Campus
    Wayne State is listed as one of the universities that will have a representative on hand at a Western Michigan University career fair to provide information about enrolling in graduate school.
  • Ex-Enron CEO's go on trial this week
    Stuart Henry, department of interdisciplinary studies chair, commented about the Enron trial and the effect of the proceedings on company victims. "The thirst for justice and vengeance will be chief..
  • Time for us to pull together, face new economic reality
    Guest columnist Tom Watkins writes that Bill Ford Jr. (Ford CEO) sounded the warning bells that our nation is confronting a rapidly changing, disruptive, informational and technologically driven glo..
  • \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    This weekly co-production of WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television, featured Lou Anna K. Simon, president of Michigan State University . This completes the program\'s c..
  • How to make investors whole?
    An Associate Press article that ran widely throughout the country and focusing on how the SEC can punish corporate crime without penalizing shareholders, includes comments from WSU law professor Pet..
  • Super Bowl in Detroit : A proud town, a once-proud team
    The Detroit Lions photo and artifacts exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library is discussed in a story about the team's eight decades of highs and lows. Among the guests at the exhibit's opening Thu..
  • Putting a spit shine on old pair of sneaker
    Jerry Herron, director of the Honors Program and former director of the American Studies Program here, is quoted in an article about how Detroit is putting its best foot forward in preparation for t..
  • Stunde der Wahrheit im Fall Enron
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in this Swiss Sunday newspaper regarding the trial of Kenneth Lay of Enron Corp.
  • Basketball roundup
    Wayne State beat Lake Superior 68 to 50. Herb Goliday had a game-high 16 points to go along with 12 rebounds to lead Wayne State to their win.
  • Little reason to cheer: In Detroit , ailing auto industry puts chill on Super Bowl fever
    George Galster, professor of urban affairs at Wayne State University , commented about Detroit 's current financial struggle as it hosts the Super Bowl this weekend. The city and its school system e..
  • Wayne State University hosting Student Academic Success Summit
    "Engaged Learning: A Journey to the Future" will be the topic during Wayne State University's fourth annual Student Academic Success Summit, to be held Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24, on the..
  • Wayne State University experts will discuss advertising, economic, cultural aspects of Super Bowl XL
    Various topics about the effect of the Super Bowl on Detroit are discussed with Wayne State University faculty. Included in the discussion comments are: School of Business Administration professors ..
  • Photographic exhibit of Detroit Lions history
    A feature story, accompanied with historical photos of the Detroit Lions, examines the "Double Coverage: An Exhibit of Detroit Lions History through Photographs" currently on exhibit at the Walter P..
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    Fox 2 covered the opening of the Detroit Lions history exhibit at Wayne State 's Walter P. Reuther Library showing some of the vintage photos and memorabilia. Former Detroit Lion Wally Triplett was ..
  • When the Lions first roar
    Wallace also contributed a story to "Michigan History" about the historical development of the Detroit Lions since their founding in 1934. A sidebar notes that the Reuther Library is featuring a pic..
  • Immigration Symposium
    Noah Ovshinsky reported on the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies' symposium on Immigration and Ethnic Relations in European and North American Cities, held yesterday and today in the Community R..
  • Lions Gallery
    Ryan Moitozo reported on the opening of a special exhibit at the Reuther Archives last night.
  • Ex-Wayne State professor served in World War II
    Sidney Dillick, a retired Wayne State University professor and dean, died Jan. 26 from heart failure. Mr. Dillick joined Wayne State in 1964 and served as a professor and dean in its School of Socia..
    Wooten scores 40 in OU's first victory vs. Valparaiso Grand Valley State defeated Wayne State 's Warriors 65-55 in men's basketball. Kris Krzyminski scored 19 for Wayne State .
  • In Our Opinion: Inefficiency 101
    An editorial states that Michigan 's universities "need to do more to track and trim waste." Following an examination of state audit performance reports for 11 of Michigan 's 15 universities since 2..
  • Professors debate affirmative action
    Robert Sedler, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State , will participate in a debate at Oakland University titled "Affirmative Action: Pro and Con." The traveling debate, created by the anti-..
  • Davis joins WSU faculty
    Susan LeRoque Davis has joined the faculty of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) as an assistant professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department. A photo of Davis is..
  • Business & Professional: Here's To
    Wayne State University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on William "Bill" Davidson of Bloomfield Hills. He is president and chief executive of Guardian Industries in Auburn Hills and major..
  • Wayne State to host immigration symposium
    A symposium on immigration and ethnic relations in European and North American cities will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at WSU's David Adamany Undergraduate Library. Wayne State 's Center for Peace ..
  • 'Sly Fox' opens at WSU's Hilberry Feb. 3
    "Sly Fox" by Larry Gelbart, a comic farce adapted form Ben Johnson's "Volpone," opens at Wayne State University's Hilberry Theatre at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3. "Sly Fox" plays through Thursday, March 30 in ..
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    Mary Wallace, an audiovisual archivist with the Walter P. Reuther Library, was interviewed by Ryan Moitozo about the Detroit Lions photographic exhibit currently running at the Reuther. The exhibit,..
  • WSU students will be dedicated snow removers and ambassadors during Super Bowl week
    Channel 7 reporter Mary Conway interviewed Kurt Kieleszewski, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president, about the more than 200 Wayne State University student-athletes taking part in Super Bowl ..
  • Detroiter joins national call to aid communities
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of Wayne State 's Institute of Gerontology , commented in a story about the importance of volunteering to the overall well-being of older people. Lichtenberg said staying..
  • WSU center targets minority health needs
    A feature story examines the Healthier Black Elders Center 's mission which opened its doors for African-American, Latino and other minority medical researchers through Wayne State 's Institute of G..
  • The local list
    Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library is hosting the exhibit \"Double Coverage: An Exhibit of Detroit Lions History Through Photographs,\" with an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. fe..
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    A Wayne State student expressed concern about the university's plan to provide parking to commuters and Super Bowl visitors next week. She was hopeful that enough parking would be available to accom..
  • Wayne state physics prof gets NSF award
    Alexey A. Petrov, assistant professor of physics at Wayne State University , received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development Award. The NSF CAREER Award is one of the highest honors..
  • What are the top health issues putting college students in jeopardy today?
    Mary White, nurse practitioner, uses games to get college students to talk about health. In her first year running the Wayne State campus health clinic, she has devised programs like condom bingo (..
  • Students need both science and creativity
    Three readers, including Allen P. Kovacs, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at WSU, wrote letters to the editor discussing Professor Yong Zhao's Jan 16 op-ed column (\"Creativity can\'t be..
  • WSU President gets 32% raise
    The WSU Board of Governors, citing President Reid's outstanding performance, approved a 5-year deal that will boost his pay to $516,760. Reid now makes $219,251 annually with an additional $115,956..
  • The Gay Moralist: Angry lesbians and right-wing nutcases
    WSU professor Corvino is doing a \" Michigan tour\" debating same-sex marriage with Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family. He will appear with Stanton at Wayne State University in Detroit on Februar..
  • 6th circuit judge dies at 49
    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Susan Bieke Neilson, whose appointment to the 6th Circuit Court bench was confirmed by the Senate in October, died Wednesday night of pulmonary failure in Harper Hospital..
  • College Corner: Photographic exhibit of Detroit Lions history opens at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library
    Former Detroit Lion Wally Triplett will be a featured guest during the reception for the opening of "Double Coverage: An Exhibit of Detroit Lions History through Photographs," 5 p.m., Jan. 26, at th..
  • Pay increase for WSU president
    During an afternoon report, reporter Florence Walton said Wayne State 's Board of Governors was considering a double digit pay raise for President Irvin D. Reid. She also pointed out that President ..
  • Wayne State Developmental Disabilities Institute awarded $150,000 grant
    Wayne State 's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Ethel & James Flinn Foundation of Detroit . The grant will help improve the diagnosis a..
  • Wayne State University noted in the Fox 2 News morning newscast
    Fox 2 news aired information about parking and shuttle services available during Super Bowl week in Detroit . Wayne State University was noted in the morning and evening newscasts as one of several ..
  • NextEnergy and Wayne State University to open national biofuel energy lab
    NextEnergy, in partnership with Wayne State University , announced earlier this month the creation of a National Biofuel Energy Lab to be located in NextEnergy's new building in WSU's TechTown. Facu..
  • Michigan FIRST Robotics competition hits 100-team milestone
    Wayne State is mentioned as one of the regional sites for this year's FIRST Robotics competition. The annual competition involves high school teams, who have adult advisors, building and operating m..
  • Big waste found at state universities
    Michigan\'s public universities have offered thousands of sparsely attended classes, allowed thousands of students to pad grades by taking the same classes over and over, and sometimes failed to mon..
  • WSU and Children\'s hospital of Michigan launch new project
    Wayne State University and Children\'s Hospital of Michigan have launched a new research project involving little kids who are depressed and youngsters with obsessive compulsive disorder. Professor ..
  • College gender gap widening
    Women are outpacing men at campuses across the country. At Wayne State the ratio is 60 percent female to 40 percent male, while at the University of Michigan it's a closer race 51 percent female an..
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    During the morning drive-time newscast, the Detroit Lions photographic exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library was touted as a "great Super Bowl event for the whole family." The exhibit, titled "Do..
  • Let's hear it for the Lions
    A brief highlighting scheduled Super Bowl events includes information about the Walter P. Reuther Library's exhibit titled "Double Coverage: An exhibit of Detroit Lions History through photographs."..
  • WSU may hike Reid\'s pay
    Wayne State University President Irvin Reid is poised to receive a 32 percent compensation increase over five years if the Wayne State Board of Governors approves his pay and benefit raise today. Un..
  • Fieger back in the limelight
    Geoffrey Fieger owns homes in Bloomfield Hills and the Caribbean , is a frequent commentator on national cable shows and makes a lucrative living using his theatrical style to win big verdicts in hi..
  • Schools plan minority mentoring program
    Officials with Michigan State University and three other state universities have announced a new mentoring program designed to give minority students studying science, math, technology and engineeri..
    The prosecutors hearing Jack Abramoff\'s confession have, perhaps, too many choices. Depending on what Abramoff tells them, government lawyers could use any of at least four federal statutes to purs..
  • In search of a black girl lost
    This article is a review of the play Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God that is being staged at Wayne State 's Bonstelle Theater.
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    Governor Granholm in her state-of-the-state address mentioned that Next Energy at Wayne State was an example of the sort of initiative that helps to diversity Michigan 's economy and ensures a brigh..
  • Carbon monoxide harms heart
    Carbon monoxide can damage the brain, but new research suggests poisoning with the colorless, odorless gas can also cause serious harm to the heart. Patients hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoni..
  • Plan to aid minorities in sciences
    Minority college students studying science, math, technology and engineering will get more help toward earning bachelor's degrees under a new mentoring program announced Monday by officials at Michi..
  • $5 million plan to nurture minority college students
    The National Science Foundation will contribute $2.5 million to the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program, which was created this month to help meet state and national needs for g..
  • New Drug treats the new face of addiction
    Buprenorphine is the first medication available from the doctor's office for treating addiction to opioids, which are narcotic painkillers and heroin. Methadone, the only other drug used to treat o..
  • SEC may discipline Ingles
    Retail grocery chain Ingles is on notice that it may be fined by federal regulators. Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit and former attorney at the SEC, said it is r..
  • There's plenty to brag about in Detroit
    This letter to the editor mentions the three degrees the writer received from Wayne as among the best reasons to praise the city.
  • Detroit from visitor's eyes
    Reporter Matt Helms squired a visitor about town, and WSU and other cultural center attractions were a highlight.
  • Fencers face nation's best
    Yale's fencing teams won against Wayne State 18-9.
  • Feeling SAD? So are 14 million other Americans
    Seasonal affective disorder causes depression because of shortened exposure to daylight. Antidepressants work for 50 to 60 percent of the people with the disorder, and light therapy works for 70 p..
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    Wayne State Prof. Harvey Kahalas was interviewed by WCHB's Mildred Gaddis on the show Inside Detroit, regarding the fate of the auto industry in the wake of Ford Motor Co.'s plant closing announceme..
  • The business list
    The Power of Branding: Building a Brand for Wayne State University, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McGregor Memorial Conference Center , WSU in Detroit . $30 for IABC/Detroit members, $40 for nonmembers. C..
  • Will the flow remain steady?
    A story about recent and planned construction in the Detroit area includes Wayne State . It mentions that "higher education institutions such as Wayne State University . . . plan to continue their ..
  • Doctors: Grading us isn't the best medicine
    The Greater Detroit Public Health Council is planning on issuing physician report cards, and doctors don't like the idea. The rating system may penalize physicians who practice in urban areas like ..
  • Fencing falters against top foes
    NYU's men's and women's fencing teams beat Wayne State .
  • Michigan-Louis Stokes alliance for Minority Participation program
    Gerald Thompkins, associate dean for student affairs in Wayne State 's College of Engineering , was interviewed by WWJ reporter Greg Bowman for a story it aired on the Michigan-Louis Stokes alliance..
  • Thompkins interviewed about MI-LSAMP program
    Gerald Thompkins, associate dean for student affairs in Wayne State 's College of Engineering , was interviewed by Metro Networks reporter Alisa Zee, for story it aired on the Michigan-Louis Stokes ..
  • Wayne State offers The "Engineering Pre-First Year" (EPFY) program at the College of Engineering
    The station aired a story on the Michigan-Louis Stokes alliance for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP) program. Wayne State is offering The "Engineering Pre-First Year" (EPFY) program at the WSU Coll..
  • Editorial - Cities can't ignore recover zones
    If an educated workforce is Michigan 's new mantra, we're in trouble. U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, is championing the Macomb university idea, but his first town hall meeting last week on th..
  • Doctors: Grading us isn't best medicine
    Dr. John Flack, chief quality officer for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the principal investigator for Wayne State 's Center for Urban African-American Health, comments in a stor..
  • In Focus: Larry Fobes on Leader on Leadership
    Detroit Public Television's magazine and schedule booklet carries a profile piece on Larry Fobes, director of the Institute for Organizational and Industrial Competitiveness in the School of Busines..
  • WSU exec to chair national committee
    Marguerite Rigby, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations at Wayne State , has been named chairwoman of the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEATrust) Executive Committee. She will lead the ..
  • Planning a Super trip?
    The Super Bowl Park & Ride program is mentioned as a great way to avoid driving into downtown Detroit during the big game festivities. Wayne State 's parking facilities are noted as a central locati..
  • Grad students compete to fill seats at WSU theaters
    A feature story about Wayne State 's theater class, "THR 6550: Marketing the Theatre," discusses how Professor Anthony Rhine's class must devise and conduct the subscription drive for the university..
  • Put on your game face
    An opinion piece by Super Bowl XL committee members references a study released by Wayne State University last year titled \"Reality vs. Perceptions: An Analysis of Crime and Safety in Downtown Detr..
  • Big game will snarl traffic
    A schedule of parking and shuttle service for Detroit commuters during Super Bowl week is noted in a story about transportation issues leading up to the big event. Shuttles will be operating during ..
  • State deal gives kids more cash for college
    The governor and state Senate leaders have a plan to help students, beginning with the Class of 2008, who make it through 2 years of college with at least a 2.5 grade-point average. The New Merit Sc..
  • ROCHELLE RILEY: Keep creative faith in city\'s youths
    Sometimes we forget that it is here -- that massive unmined wealth of talent that Detroit has more of per capita than anyplace else in America , save L.A. or New York . So it shouldn\'t surprise tha..
  • Forgiveness heals friends\' broken lives
    The story features a Wayne State employee Damon Page, who was paralyzed in a childhood accident involving a gun and how he recovered and more importantly forgave his friend Derek Hardy. Hardy, is a ..
  • BorgWarner retirees take hit
    Following the lead of other cost-cutting U.S. auto parts suppliers, BorgWarner Inc. has told many of its retired hourly workers from a factory in Muncie , Ind. , that they will soon be paying more f..
  • Ex-Wayne State president retiring from Temple U.
    Former Wayne State University President David Adamany will retire on June 30 as president of Temple University , the Pennsylvania school says. Adamany became Temple \'s president in August 2000. Bef..
  • In Michigan , a future where cars count less
    It\'s Wednesday evening, and the west campus of Lansing Community College is humming with activity. In one lab, students test their electrical skills. In another, they learn computer-aided design. O..