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    News releases from February 2006

  • Oglan Named Assistant Dean at WSU College of Education
    Gerald R. Oglan was recently named assistant dean of Teacher Education at the College of Education .
  • Warriors hope to conclude regular-season on high note
    The Wayne State men's hockey team (6-20-6, 3-10-5 CHA) will entertain the U.S. Air Force Academy this weekend in the final regular-season series for both squads. The Warriors will also host the CHA ..
  • Editorial - Make it easier for qualified nurses to come to Michigan
    Michigan has a severe nurse shortage, and a move to ease the shortage is being opposed. State Rep. John Stakoe is sponsoring a bill to make it easier for out-of-state nurses to come to Michigan , b..
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    Michigan's Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to sue Saginaw Valley State University for using public monies to fund its PAC. The suit also objects to the use of payroll deductions to fund PA..
  • Some experts dispute danger of Teflon-coated pots, pans
    An article reprinted from HealthDay about whether Teflon-coated cookware is hazardous to health, includes observations by George Corcoran, toxicologist and chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutic..
  • State facing shortage of doctors
    This article from the MSU magazine reports on a new study that found that the state of Michigan is facing a shortage of certain specialty physicians and will likely face a critical shortage of gener..
  • Carol Cain: Writers encourage kids to start businesses
    Tom Watkins, education consultant and former special assistant to the president at Wayne State , was interviewed by Free Press columnist Carol Cain on the pre-taped Michigan Matters show. It was men..
  • A fighter for justice
    Congressman John Conyers will be presented with the Soul and Spirit Humanitarian Award today at the Damon J. Keith Soul Food Luncheon at the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit . A sidebar accompanying the s..
  • Western tops rival Central
    This basketball team round-up article mentions that Wayne State defeated Hillsdale, 86-79. Herb Goliday scored 27 points to pace the Warriors, while Eric Parker added 20 and Ethan Banks 16.
  • EU envoy to U.S. to speak at Wayne State
    The Detroit Briefs column on the Wayne County page notes that John Bruton, European Union ambassador to the United States , will speak March 7 at Wayne State on "Strengthening European and U.S. Rela..
  • Wayne State senior goes out in big way
    Herb Goliday scored 27 points and Erik Park added 20 Saturday as Wayne State beat Hillsdale, 86-79, in men's basketball. Goliday's point total tied his career high. In special ceremonies, Scott Arms..
  • Ferris beat U-M in OT
    A hockey roundup article includes a brief write-up about the WSU women's team 7-0 win over Robert Morris. Melissa Boal scored four goals and Tiffany Thompson made 17 saves in her second consecutive ..
  • U-M may loosen tenure rules
    The University of Michigan Board of Regents is expected to vote this year on whether to allow the university's colleges to offer new part-time tenure opportunities and to lengthen the period to earn..
  • NMU to increase faculty
    An article about actions taken by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees at its meeting last week includes a mention of Wayne State . In a reference to Gov. Granholm's 2006-07 proposed b..
  • Cooper finalizes plea bargain
    Law professor and Associate Dean David Moran of the Law School is quoted in an article about a former Central Michigan University football player who is among the defendants in a homicide case. The ..
  • Teflon-linked dangers may not stick
    This information-oriented Web site carries an item about whether Teflon-coated cookware is really a health threat. George Corcoran, noted toxicologist and chairman of the Pharmaceutical Sciences De..
  • An evening with Frank Wu
    This newsletter for the organization Families with Children from China includes an article about a presentation by Dean Frank Wu of the Law School to a group of parents from the metro Detroit and To..
  • Hospitals: Medical Center shows $13M profit for year
    A short item in the "Briefs" column in the business section notes that The Detroit Medical Center earned $13 million in 2005, the first time in eight years the hospital system posted a profit withou..
  • DMC reports fivefold profit increase
    Detroit Medical Center earned $13 million in 2005, the health system\'s top executive said Wednesday, marking the first time in eight years that Michigan \'s largest provider of medical care for the..
  • States Are Making Uneven Progress in Better Preparing Students for College, Report Says
    Several states have made progress in aligning their high-school curricula with college standards and in better preparing their students for the demands of college and the workplace, according to a r..
  • Ann Arbor, Detroit make list of US top 100 cities for NIH Funding
    Ann Arbor and Detroit both turn up on a list of the top 100 cities for funding from the National Institutes of Health. Ann Arbor was No. 12 on the list with $379.2 million in NIH funding. That\'s up..
  • President of Harvard resigns ending stormy 5-year tenure
    Lawrence H. Summers resigned after a brief and turbulent tenure, nudged by Harvard's governing corporation, and facing a vote of no confidence from the influential Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The..
  • Lawrence Summers Quits as Harvard President in Advance of New No-Confidence Vote; Derek Bok to Step In
    Harvard University\'s embattled president, Lawrence H. Summers, resigned this afternoon and will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Derek C. Bok, who was president of Harvard from 1971 to 1991. Mr..
  • WSU's Bonstelle Slates 'Othello'
    A brief article was published on a production of William Shakespeare's "Othello" being the fourth show of the season at Wayne State 's Bonstelle Theatre, running from March 3 to March 12.
  • Fresh Perspectives
    Detroit may not have an equivalent to New York 's many off-Broadway houses, but it does have the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition. Audiences can catch a glimpse into what the future of ..
  • Carlson's top graduates
    A page featuring write-ups and photos of Carlson High School 's top graduates indicates that two valedictorians, Kathleen LaForest and Ashley Sclafani, plan to study business at Wayne State Universi..
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    Robert Sedler of the Law School was interviewed on the Mitch Albom Show during evening drive time regarding an anti-affirmative action initiative. The interview was conducted by guest host John McCu..
  • Income-splitting on taxes a gray area
    The sweeping California law that granted registered domestic partners many of the rights of married couples is raising confusion over one of the building blocks of a tax return: Whose income is it? ..
  • Sterling scores big with survey results
    Sterling Heights got the statistical equivalent of a box of chocolates and bouquet of roses at a Valentine\'s Day special City Council meeting. The preliminary results of the city\'s resident survey..
  • New study says Michigan facing shortage of specialty physicians; overall shortage looms
    A new study, the latest and most comprehensive of its kind, finds that Michigan is now facing a shortage of certain specialty physicians and will likely face a critical shortage of general practit..
  • Cooper makes deal in hopes of avoiding jail time
    Former CMU football player James Cooper Jr. finalized a plea agreement Wednesday afternoon to avoid trial in the DeMarcus Graham homicide case. Richard Marcil, Cooper's attorney, said Cooper pled gu..
  • Wayne State Chorus joins Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra in performances of Verdi\'s \'Messa da Requiem\'
    The Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus will perform Giuseppe Verdi\'s \"Messa da Requiem\" in two performances with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and at 3 p..
  • Sex tape violates privacy, Kid Rock lawsuit argues
    Lawyers for Kid Rock went to federal court Tuesday to block the release of an explicit sex video featuring the rap-rocker, several women and former Creed singer Scott Stapp. Kid Rock\'s lawyers file..
  • Area Sports in Brief
    Baseball: Three-time defending tournament champion Grand Valley State narrowly edged Wayne State as the favorite to win the Great Lakes Conference regular-season title, according to a preseason coac..
  • People on the move
    Anjaneyulu Kowluru, Ph.D., of West Bloomfield, a professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University , Detroit..
  • NextEnergy and Wayne State University to Open National Biofuel Energy Lab
    NextEnergy, in partnership with Wayne State University , was proud to announce this month the creation of a National Biofuel Energy Lab to be located in NextEnergy\'s new facility in TechTown Detroi..
  • Coleman rejects criticism of waste
    Michigan\'s universities are making the most of what they have, University President Mary Sue Coleman says. But according to an article of John Bebow of the Detroit Free Press, evidence from state a..
  • Scholarship finalists to present three free original one-act plays
    Wayne State University's Studio Theatre will showcase productions by winners of the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition February 23-25 and March 2-4.
  • Fresh perspectives
    Audiences can catch a glimpse of what the future of theatre might look like when three short plays that were winners in the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition are produced Feb. 23-25 and ..
  • Gene mutation protects fetus from alcohol\'s effects
    A mutation of an enzyme gene seems to protect the fetus against alcohol consumed by the mother, according to a study of mothers and their infants. Lead researcher Dr. Sandra W. Jacobson told Reuters..
  • Men\'s Hockey Travels to Huntsville for Final Road Series
    The Wayne State University men\'s hockey team (6-18-6, 3-8-5 CHA) will play its final regular-season road series this weekend at league-leading Alabama-Huntsville (16-10-2, 10-5-1 CHA). The Warriors..
  • SWA grad leads Wayne State to swim title
    Southwestern Academy graduate Matt Leix helped Wayne State University \'s men\'s swim team capture the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship at Northern Michigan . WSU finishe..
  • Wayne State physician gets $2.2 million grant from division of National Institutes of Health
    The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $2.2 million to Tej Mattoo, a professor and chief of pediatric neph..
  • Michigan cases key to wetlands
    Two Michigan cases before the U.S. Supreme Court today could redefine the federal government's authority to regulate wetlands. Environmentalists and legal scholars say it is the most important chal..
  • Health Calendar - Blood and bone marrow drive
    The Red Cross and the National Marrow Donor Program are encouraging anyone in good health, particularly African Americans, to donate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Student Center Building , on ..
  • Business List
    The Arthur L Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series, will present Frank Taylor, owner of Seldom Blues, at noon Wednesday, at the Alumni House on WSU's campus. Call (313) 577-2300.
  • Olympics' TV ratings not so hot for GM ads
    General Motors is spending big bucks to advertise on television with the 2006 Winter Olympics, but the shows have been a ratings flop. Marketing experts say the audience, while diminished slightly,..
  • Surfing with Alex: Historic collection of Mich. Photos
    This piece on Wayne States efforts to gather and digitize historic Michigan photographs in a collection called, " Virtual Motor City , " includes a photo of Woodward Avenue from the Wayne State Libr..
  • A chimp link for human evolution
    The DNA study revealed the similarities in the evolutionary path of chimps and humans, supporting the call to reclassify chimpanzees, who scientists believe are most closely related to humans than o..
  • High anxiety: Last-ditch talks are tough
    Observers say, as bargainers for AK Steel Corp. and Armco Employees Independent Federation work toward a new labor contract, they are shouldering one of the hardest jobs in industry. Talks in Middl..
  • Free legal aid clinic prepares for reception
    This brief article discussed the spring reception and fundraiser for Wayne State University Law School 's Free Legal Aid Clinic to be held on April 22.
  • Wayne State University offers eighth annual art lecture series on March 1
    This brief article discussed Wayne State University 's eighth annual WSU African American Art Lecture Series held on March 1 at Wayne State 's Welcome Center .
  • Business List
    The Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series, noon at the Wayne State University Alumni House on WSU\'s campus in Detroit . Speaker is Frank Taylor, owner of Seldom Blues. Free. Call (313..
  • Sterling Heights weighs tax
    Sterling Heights City Manager Mark Vanderpool had high ambitions for the city at its strategic planning session last week and presented new ideas to the City Council, but some council members and re..
  • GVSU swimmers make waves
    This article mentions Wayne State 's performance at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. Wayne State men and women cruised to victory during action that concluded Satur..
  • Center Staying Open
    Community members pulled together to keep the Sanilac County Science and Math Center open for another year. The significance of the center is evident through its student's merits. Eight of its stu..
  • A \'fight to the death\' Midland man takes battle to high court
    A Midland millionaire has gone from facing $120 billion in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency fines to possibly neutering the federal agencies\' regulatory power over w..
  • Enron trial turns on truth, intent
    As his defense attorney sees it, Jeffrey Skilling was completely sincere when he told investors in the months before the Enron Corp. bankruptcy that its broadband business looked great. The ex-Enron..
  • Taxes and Technology: Be bold on tax credits
    It is obvious to anyone who walked through the North American International Auto Show that designing and building cars, trucks and now \"crossovers\" is the most technologically advanced consumer in..
  • Civil rights advocates organize for action
    About 500 people attended a \"mobilization rally\" Saturday to organize and plan how they can halt threats to voting and civil rights, particularly a referendum issue in Michigan that could end affi..
  • Around the State (men)
    Saginaw Valley State 70, Wayne State 66: Chris Johnston\'s 21 points lead Saginaw Valley State (9-16, 4-12). Herb Goliday scores 21 for the Warriors (10-14, 5-11).
  • Around the State (women)
    Wayne State 74, Saginaw Valley State 61: Kristen Rogers scores 21, including five three-pointers, and Cherita Smith 14 for Wayne (9-15, 6-10). Bernettra Grayer has 17 points and 12 rebounds for Sagi..
  • Weekly entertainment calendar
    \"Winterdance,\" a combination of live music and dance, 3 p.m. Wayne State University\'s Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre, 3317 Old Main Bldg., 4841 Cass, Detroit. $12, $6 students and seniors. (313) 5..
  • Controversy clears
    Many medical professionals take issue with a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found that getting regular PSA tests was not a significant factor in the ultimate surviv..
  • Medical complex could boost Maple Road
    University Physicians Group, a group of 700 doctors and specialists, is planning to locate its headquarters to Troy , where it will occupy a building that formerly housed Saturn Corp. The site will..
  • Michigan university workshop on Canadian waste
    Among speakers at a March 6 workshop on the contentious problem of solid waste shipments from Canada to Michigan will be professors Julia Ya Qin and Katherine Razdolsky of the Wayne State University..
  • GLIAC Swim Finals; Swim teams enjoy time in Marquette
    Sean Peters came all the way to the Upper Peninsula for an unexpected bath. The Wayne State University coach took the customary post-championship meet dunking after his Warriors surprised him by cla..
  • Area Sports in Brief
    ROWING: Indoor festival to feature competition, performances The festival includes the competition among boat club members from southeastern Michigan , a magic show for children, a performance by t..
  • Area Sports in Brief
    Baseball: Wayne State lost the first two games of the season to Tusculum College , 5-2 and 8-6, in Jefferson City , Tenn. Kyle Miller 3-for-5 and scored twice.
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    The station ran excerpts from a pre-recorded interview with Yahya Pallavichina, a Muslim cleric who was among a group of young Muslim leaders from Europe who visited the WSU Law School February 14 t..
  • Students\' path to excellence crosses oceans, borders
    This story about USA TODAY\'s 17th annual undergraduate recognition program in which it selected 33 students from more than 600 nominees to receive trophies and $2,500 cash awards as representatives..
  • U-M raised $251 million, MSU $91 million in 2005
    The University of Michigan received $251.3 million in donations in 2005, while Michigan State University had gifts totaling $91 million, according to the Council for Aid to Education's annual survey..
  • Detroit gets economic lift from Super Bowl
    Luther Keith, a recently retired Detroit News senior editor and columnist and current part-time journalism professor at Wayne State University , commented about the aftermath of this year's signatur..
  • Restaurateur Frank Taylor to speak at Wayne State Alumni House
    Frank Taylor, co-owner of Seldom Blues, Detroit Breakfast House and Grill and The Woodward, will be a featured speaker Feb. 22 during the Wayne State University Alumni Association's Arthur L. Johnso..
  • Hunting incident launches a thousand cultural references
    Professor Jerry Herron, director of Wayne State 's Honors Program, commented about the pop culture phenomenon of focusing on mega-events and the recent fascination with Vice President Dick Cheney's ..
  • Create regional corporation to make rebuilding happen
    In an opinion piece addressing the post Super Bowl call for maintaining the momentum in Detroit 's revitalization, Wayne State Law Professor John Mogk says a private public development corporation, ..
  • 3 Dems vie for Bernero's Senate seat
    Gretchen Whitmer, a Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee and 23rd Senate District candidate in next Tuesday's special primary, expressed her views on higher education. Wh..
  • Event Calendar
    "Rosa Parks: More Than a Bus Story": Bonstelle Theatre will host Wayne State University Department of Theatre's special performance honoring the late Rosa Parks Feb. 17-18. The husband and wife team..
  • People on the move
    Florine Mark, president and CEO of The WW Group Inc., was presented the Medallion for Entrepreneurship from the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma by Richard M. Gabrys, interim dean of ..
  • Love and Jealousy: Two Shakespeare plays go up at WSU
    A feature story discusses two William Shakespeare plays opening at the Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres. "Antony and Cleopatra" opens March 3 at the Hilberry Theatre and is presented by students of t..
  • Wayne State grad
    A brief item notes that Rachel Sprovtsoff-Mangus graduated recently from Wayne State University with a master's degree in communication with a concentration in organizational communications. A New B..
  • Africana Studies
    Wayne State's department of Africana Studies, Wayne State's Center for Chicano Boricua Studies, English and history departments, Humanities Center, and Springfed Arts-Metro Detroit Writers are co-sp..
  • WSU Dance Showcases
    Wayne State's department of music and Maggie Allesee department of dance are performing the "WinterDance" concert Feb 17-19 at the Old Main building.
  • Top student playwrights at WSU
    Wayne State University's Studio Theatre will showcase productions by winners of the sixth annual Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4. The Heck-Rabi co..
  • WMU third so far in organ-donor sign-ups
    In a story about Western Michigan University 's (WMU) participation in the "Gift of Life Michigan University Challenge," a campaign intended to increase the number of residents in the state register..
  • Legislators will salute FIRST team
    Wayne State University is mentioned as the site for the Detroit Regional competition for FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Wayne State will host the FIRST robotics..
  • "Rosa Parks: More than a Bus Story" at WSU's Bonstelle Theatre
    WWJ aired a report on Black History Month activities that included events going on at Wayne State University . Among the events mentioned is the staging of the production "Rosa Parks: More than a Bu..
  • Obama, Durbin proposes federal mortgage reforms
    A sweeping set of federal reforms were proposed Tuesday to combat mortgage fraud, ratcheting up enforcement and creating a national database of brokers who have been disciplined. The bill would incr..
  • Child safety seat checkpoints held this week
    Wayne State University 's Transportation Research Group's (TRG) study on the use of safety belts is referenced in a story about Child Passenger Safety Week. The TRG study found that only 8.6 percent..
  • BILL MCGRAW : Memoirs revisited
    Wayne State University Press has just re-issued "My Forty Years with Ford," memoirs from one of the most important people in the history of the Ford Motor Co. Charles (Cast-Iron Charlie) Sorenson wa..
  • SOUTHFIELD: Affirmative action in gay community is topic
    The Southfield Public Library is scheduled to host a panel discussion today addressing why affirmative action is important and relevant to the gay community. Titled \"The Promise of Equality: Affirm..
  • People making news
    Anjaneyulu Kowluru, a professor in the pharmaceutical sciences department at Wayne State University , was appointed to the innovative grant review panel of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ..
  • Big ups to Billups
    Michigan 's Best nominees: A sidebar notes that Wayne State fencer Anna Garcia is one of the Michigan 's Best nominees for the sport of fencing.
  • Weekend planner Feb. 17-19
    Wayne State University 's Department of Theatre presents "Rosa Parks: More than a Bus Story," at the Bonstelle Theatre, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Details are available at
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    Professor Jerry Herron, director of Wayne State 's Honors Program, was interviewed by reporter Eugene Kim from the New York Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan 's largest daily newspaper. Herron ta..
  • Michigan faces doctor shortage: 6,000 fewer physicians by 2020
    More than 57% of practicing Michigan doctors plan to retire by 2020. The Michigan population is forecast to grow by just 600,000 in the next 14 years, but by then the population over 65 will be nea..
  • Experts speak out on seasonal affective disorder
    Anti-depressants like Prozac work in 50 percent to 60 percent of people, and light therapy is effective in as many as 70 percent of patients, says Dr. Alireza Amirsadri, a psychiatrist and SAD speci..
  • NextEnergy Partners with Wayne State University on Bio-Fuel Lab
    NextEnergy has partnered with WSU to open the national Biofuel Energy Lab at WSU's TechTown. The first-of-its-kind biofuel technology development lab is made possible through a $2 million Energy De..
  • U.S. extends review of Whirpool deal - Maytag buy delayed
    The Justice Department is extending its review of the proposed buyout deal. Stephen Calkins, a Wayne State University law professor and former Federal Trade Commission attorney, said preparing a c..
  • Was Nixon really an anti-semite?
    The tapes of Richard Nixon's private Oval Office conversations leave no doubt that America 's 37th president, while appointing Jews to high-level posts and publicly supporting Israel , routinely ind..