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    News releases from April 2006

  • Films explore head and start
    David Magidson, theater professor at Wayne State and director of the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, comments about this year\'s event and one of the films titled \"West Bank Story,\" a musical ..
  • A literary top 20
    Two books published by Wayne State University Press have been placed among the top 20 as the 2006 Michigan Notable Books award recipients. The authors will be honored Saturday by the Library of Mich..
  • No cash for trash
    Attorney Richard Bernstein, member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, commented about Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's proposal that Detroiters pay $300 a year for trash pick-up. Kilpatrick's..
  • \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    \"Leaders on Leadership,\" co-produced by the WSU School of Business Administration and Detroit Public Television, featured John Brown, chairman of the board of Stryker Corporation. Since assuming t..
  • Long road to mental wellness: Native Detroiter finds her way back with the help of her family and a Wayne State program
    Detroit Free Press medical writer Pat Anstett features a Wayne State University School of Medicine program that takes a different approach to schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. The program..
  • Nessie, knights pitch Meijer
    Jeff Stoltman, marketing professor at Wayne State University, talks about the new advertising campaign launched by Meijer. This week, Meijer began running new TV ads touting its low prices, using a ..
  • 'United 93' gambles on public response
    Jerry Herron, professor of American Studies, comments about the newly released film "United 93," an intense dramatization of the hijacked United Airlines flight that crashed in rural Pennsylvania on..
  • Wayne State to host nano seminar
    Wayne State University\'s Office of the Vice President for Research will host another event in its \"Nano@Wayne\" Seminar Series May 2 at 2:30 p.m. The event, in the Welcome Center Auditorium, will ..
  • Faith & Charity
    National Day of Prayer: The National Conference for Community and Justice will host its 20th annual Interfaith Symposium, \"The Emerging Religious Landscape of Metropolitan Detroit,\" 8 a.m.-noon Ma..
  • WSU to host Nobel peace laureates
    On Friday, May 5, a conference titled "The Role of Governments in Achieving or Obstructing Worldwide Peace" will be presented at Wayne State's General Lectures Auditorium featuring three Nobel laure..
  • NMU budget support again looking lean
    Northern Michigan University would receive a 0.3 percent funding increase under a newly released House subcommittee plan that gives some other universities funding increases of more than 4 percent. ..
  • Grand prize film
    The Ann Arbor screening of "Live and Become", 8 p.m., Thursday, May 4, at United Artists Commerce, will be followed by a discussion moderated by David Magidson, professor in Wayne State University's..
  • Electricity restored at Detroit hospitals
    This story that aired during the morning newscast noted that electricity had been restored at Children's Hospital and two buildings at Wayne State University. DTE Energy officials said an outside co..
  • House panel advances plan for university funding
    Some public universities would get state funding increases of more than 4 percent in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 under a plan advanced by a House subcommittee Wednesday. A few universities, p..
  • GIVING AND LIVING: Filling that 'enormous need'
    The Helppie Institute for Child Health Advocacy - an arm of the Helppie Family Charitable Foundation - is featured as part of the "Giving and Living" stories in today's Detroit Free Press. The H..
  • Eastern Market revival planned: For control, nonprofit vows to put $30M into venue
    In a story about rejuvenation of the Eastern Market area, Susan Mosey, president of the University Cultural Center Association, notes that prior to 2000 the Wayne State University area saw \"almost ..
  • Metro area air is awash in soot: Wayne County tops the chart as Michigan\'s worst region in year-round particle pollution.
    Michael Harbut, a specialist of environmental medicine and professor of internal medicine at Wayne State, commented about the Detroit area's air quality receiving failing marks in an annual report r..
  • Dearborn diner is done for: Sunday shutdown saddens
    Mercury Coffee Shop regular Alicia Hameister, 73, of Dearborn, a professor emeritus of nursing at Wayne State University, surveyed coffee shop customers about the closing of Dearborn's icon that has..
  • Wing fans put in long hours for their team: Late to bed, early to rise is no problem, the faithful say
    Wayne State University student Adam Hayes comments extensively regarding the Detroit Red Wings playoff series in Edmonton. Staying awake late to root for the home team is a sacrifice, but worth it w..
  • CAROL CAIN: Alpaca farms keep prized fleece flowing
    It may not be the kind of business a lot of people have considered, but for John Foster and his wife, Kathy Keves-Foster, it doesn\'t get any better than running American Elite Alpacas of Clinton To..
  • Area sports in brief
    Left-hander Mat Yenrick (2-3) threw a three-hitter, retiring the last 14 batters, as Wayne State (16-30, 14-13 GLIAC) shut out Saginaw Valley State, 6-0, in the second game of a doubleheader. The Sa..
  • The Local List!
    Documentaries: \"Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman\" and \"First Amendment on Trial: The Case of the Detroit Six.\" Produced by Wayne State University professor Ron Aronson and Ju..
  • Group criticizes state's child-placement policy
    Wayne State University representatives commented about the "Family to Family Strategy," which is designed to reduce the number of abused or neglected children removed from their communities. They no..
  • Michigan Law Protects Drug Companies
    Jesse Vivian, a pharmacist and professor in Wayne State\'s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, commented in a story about the legal controversies surrounding the drug Vioxx. Mi..
  • At Decision Time, Colleges Lay On Charm
    Admissions deans say the competition to recruit students has become more intense because many of the most competitive students are applying to more universities than ever before - and thus are adm..
  • Magnesium keeps the undertaker away
    Dr. Lawrence Resnick, professor and director of hypertension at Wayne State University, studied the blood pressure of patients who were both diabetic and non-diabetic. He found that all patients wit..
  • Private homes criticize state\'s approach to foster care
    Ty Partridge, a developmental psychologist at Wayne State University, recently argued that living in safer areas with better schools gives children hope for a future. The Family to Family strategy ..
  • 9-11: Are we ready to relive it?
    A front-page story on the controversial new movie "United 93" includes a comment by Jerry Herron, professor of American studies. He said the movie is close enough in time to the actual event "to ret..
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    These media outlets were among those that reported on a Wednesday morning power outage that affected parts of the Medical School Campus. Wayne State 's Scott Hall and Shiffman Medical Library were w..
  • WSU Law School gets big donation for new building
    Plans for a new building at the Wayne State University Law School have received a major boost from shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman, who is donating $3 million for the project. The gift is ..
  • Helen Thomas honored by WSU
    Wayne State alumna Helen Thomas was inducted into the university's David Mackenzie Honor Society Tuesday in recognition for her scholarship, service and loyalty to WSU. She graduated in 1942 and was..
  • Wayne State in engineering deal with Chinese
    A Wayne State University delegation to China that returned last week achieved several goals for the College of Engineering . Among them is an agreement with Tongji University in Shanghai that calls..
  • At gun summit, mayors vow vigilance
    Mayors of 15 major cities attended a gun summit yesterday, all pledging to create regional intelligence databases to track illegal guns. The article mentions a study -- released Monday and conducted..
  • Port in a storm
    A story about the transportation enterprises of businessman Manuel Moroun and the role of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority in granting contracts includes comments by John Mogk, professor of u..
  • 'Da Vinci Code' debunked
    John Hanningan, professor of obstetrics/gynecology, at the WSU School of Medicine will speak Sunday at St. Ann 's Church on "Debunking the Da Vinci Code." A movie based on the best-selling book will..
  • TechTown expands board of directors
    Techtown, Detroit 's research and technology park, has named four new members to its board of directors. They are: Michael Klass, Doug Rothwell, Kwame Kenyatta and Mitchell Wonboy.
  • Researchers find RegeneRx's TB4 prevents cell death caused by common eye drop preservative
    Regene Biopharmaceuticals reported today that researchers at the WSU School of Medicine and the Kresge Eye Institute found that thymosin beta 4 could significantly reduce the death of human ophthalm..
  • Taubman gives $3 million for WSU law school center
    The Wayne State University Law School will receive a $3 million donation from businessman Alfred Taubman, to help pay for construction of a new building. The building will replace the law school\'s ..
  • Taubman to donate $3M to law school
    Philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman's donation of $3 million to Wayne State's Law School is noted in "Wayne Briefs." The gift will help to fund the construction of a new building replacing the existing..
  • DETROIT: Wayne State to honor journalist Helen Thomas
    Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas is to be inducted today into the David Mackenzie Honor Society at Wayne State University. Members are chosen for their contributions to the university and..
  • Energy firm\'s outside counsel sits in the cross hairs of Lerach, Securities class-action kingpin
    Former Enron Corp. executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are the ones being tried on criminal fraud charges in federal court in Houston, but the collapsed energy company\'s longtime outside le..
  • Smart Sentences: Give juvenile offenders a chance for parole
    A recently released survey by the Wayne State University School of Social Work and Center for Urban Studies is referenced in an editorial supporting a bill to reform Michigan\'s juvenile lifer law. ..
  • Schools could be among the first to embrace WiMax
    An article about schools and universities that plan to lease all or part of their federally-allocated educational radio spectrum to outside providers mentions Wayne State . The university and severa..
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    This all-news station reported Monday afternoon on A. Alfred Taubman's $3 million gift to the university for the planned new Damon J. Keith Classroom Building and Center for Civil Rights at the Law ..
  • Friends of the Court
    A $3 million gift to Wayne State University from developer/philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman will help fund construction of a new classroom building and a civil rights center named for Judge Damon J...
  • State lawmakers to continue work on budget
    Both TV stations picked up on an AP story that reported that lawmakers in Lansing are working on budgets this week for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Plans offered by Gov. Jennifer Granholm an..
  • Child protection is goal of center
    An article about today's open house for the Child Protection Center at Children's Hospital of Michigan mentions that the center's medical director, Dr. Vincent Palusci, sees children who have been a..
  • Schools could be the first in U.S. to use WiMax
    This article about school districts and universities that are leading the way in making WiMax wireless broadband available notes that Wayne State University and neighboring school districts sought b..
  • What is a living wage, anyway?
    A story about the living-wage movement at the University of Virginia and across the country includes a comment by David Reynolds of the Labor Studies Center at WSU. He has studied the impact of Det..
  • Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill
    A proposed copyright law being discussed in Congress would expand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act restrictions on software that can bypass copy protections. Jessica Litman, an expert on copyrig..
  • Act quickly to keep reign on college loans
    Business columnist Susan Tompor urges college graduates who have federally-backed student loans to consolidate them in order to lock in the rate of interest before July 1, when rates could rise by 1..
  • Gala recognizes honorees
    This issue carries two photos from the WSU Law School 's Annual Treasure of Detroit Gala, held at Ford Field on April 1. Both photos show Dean Frank Wu with persons who were honored by the school at..
  • WSU symposium connects Blacks and Africans
    Wayne State University is sponsoring an international symposium April 29 on the future of African and African American relationships. Themed, "To know the fruit, one must examine its roots," the eve..
  • Out & About
    Detroit Revolutionary: A film about Saul Wellman's life, "Professional Revolutionary: The Saul Wellman Story," produced by Wayne State University Professor Ronald Aronson and directed by California-..
  • The community college boost
    In a column, Free Press editorial writer Jeff Gerritt points up the importance of technical and vocational training available at Michigan 's community colleges. "Community colleges are pivotal to th..
  • Crossover commentator
    Kingsley Browne, Wayne State law professor, commented about WXYZ TV-7 news anchor Frank Turner's complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying Channel 7 had violated his rights u..
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    Wayne State swimming team standout Nick Ingrao was among athletes featured during the "CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA" one-hour special. The highly-rated senior swimmer completed Army..
  • Michigan's 3 research universities want separate funding
    For many years, community colleges and universities have been separated into individual budgets to recognize the differences in their missions, according to an item in this online newsletter. But n..
  • A different class
    The newspaper editorializes in favor of treating Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan separately for state budgeting purposes. The press points out that the three institutions ..
  • Learning by doing - and succeeding
    Theatre critic Martin Kohn writes about the successful efforts of a theatre marketing class at Wayne State . Graduate students in the class are conducting the season ticket subscription campaign for..
  • Critics Choice: Theater
    "The Inspector General," playing at WSU's Hilberry Theatre through May 13, is rated a "top pick" on today's entertainment events page. A description of the play is provided, along with ticket inform..
  • Numbers tell youth's need
    Columnist Rochelle Riley writes about a study of youths who are too old for foster care homes. Conducted by WSU's Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty, the survey found that almost half the yo..
  • Sports put Detroit back on map
    One area where the city of Detroit , in spite of struggling with its public image, has had great success in recent years, is hosting major sporting events. These include the NFL Super Bowl, the Majo..
  • City giving fuel-cell car a test drive
    A story about a fuel-cell test car provided by DaimlerChrysler to the city of Farmington Hills , mentions that Wayne State University is also part of the fuel-cell test car project.
  • Channeling memory lane
    In his television column, Jim McFarlin writes about Tim Kiska's new book, "From Soupy to Nuts!" about Detroit television personalities. McFarlin writes that Kiska is a friend and former newspaper co..
  • Easter basket of idiocy
    Law School Dean Frank Wu is quoted in Jack Lessenberry's column on the topic of affirmative action considerations in admissions policies at the University of Michigan . "If we want to talk seriously..
  • Faith & charity
    A listing of events taking place at churches mentions that the Wayne State University Jazz Big Band will perform at First Baptist Church of Birmingham at 6 p.m. Sunday. The performance will be a tr..
  • Federal judge to address commencement.
    Wayne State 's Law School announced that U.S. District Court Judge Nancy G. Edmunds, Eastern District of Michigan, will deliver the address at the commencement ceremony on May 15, at the Detroit Ope..
  • Editorials: A Different Class: Legislature should treat the largest universities separately
    According to a Grand Rapids Press editorial, the reality in Michigan higher education is that three universities are more important and more costly to run than the other 12, therefore, Wayne State U..
  • TechTown board expands from coast to coast
    The Board of Directors of TechTown has selected four new members: Kwame Kenyatta, Michael Klass, Doug Rothwell and Mitchell Wonboy. Klass and Wonboy are the first board members based outside Michig..
  • Royal Oak security firm, Wayne State spinoff named \'company to watch\'
    Royal Oak information security provider Intelligent Connections LLC and the Wayne State University spinoff SenSound LLC said Wednesday they had been recognized as one of \"Michigan\'s 50 Companies t..
  • The local list!
    "The Mikado" - Wayne State University Opera Workshop will perform Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta, 7 p.m., April 20-21, at the Schaver Music Recital Hall. Ticket information is included.
  • Get up & go
    Running & Walking: The Women's Athletics and Health Expo 5K run and 3K walk will be held April 22, 9 a.m., at Wayne State University. Registration and contact information is provided.
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    A photo was included of Wayne State Law School Professor Peter Hammer and Andrea D. Lyon at the 22nd Annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture on Trial Advocacy, held on March 30. Lyon, an expert on the death..
  • Theatre Review: 'Proof' Proves To Be Excellent Drama
    David Auburn's "Proof," the current production running at Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre, is about a brilliant mathematician on the faculty of The University of Chicago whose later years were marred..
  • Holocaust, Genocide Commemoration
    The 19th annual Holocaust and Genocide Commemoration will be held at Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. This year's guest speaker will b..
  • Nation's suburbs gain respect in academia
    Several colleges in Michigan have added courses on the topic of suburbs - joining a trend that has spread across the country in higher education. Wayne State University officials are thinking abou..
  • BILL MCGRAW: Motor City notebook
    A brief notes that some of the proceeds from a book titled "Shadow of Death" will benefit Wayne State University's School of Medicine. A Florida-based physician, who lived in Detroit with two sons a..
  • KU debaters end season No. 1 in nation for total points in varsity competitions
    Wayne State University's debate team is ranked eighth in the Top 10 National Debate Tournament Varsity rankings based on total points earned in the 2005-06 season.
  • Wayne State researchers using genetics to breed plants that clean up arsenic
    The idea of using plants to clean up toxic arsenic has been around a while, but thanks to a team at Wayne State University, it\'s recently seen a major improvement. Several years ago, Barry P. Rosen..
  • WSU Gets Grant for \'Digital Dashboards\'
    The National Science Foundation has awarded Wayne State University a $426,000 three-year grant to study and develop ways to accelerate the \"diffusion of innovation\" in global businesses with compu..
  • Civil about civil unions
    John Corvino, assistant professor of philosophy at Wayne State University, and Glenn Stanton, a Focus on the Family senior official, continued their long-running debate at Central Michigan Universit..
  • Conversation with…Martin Glassner
    Martin Ira Glassner of Hamden traveled all over the world as a Foreign Service officer during the late 1950s and early 60s. Now, 74, and a retired professor, he has written and edited more than 50 b..
  • WSU Uses Gene Therapy to Restore Sight in Mice
    Wayne State University researchers have used gene therapy to restore visual response in blind mice - a breakthrough that eventually could help people suffering from genetic diseases such as retini..
  • People on the Move
    Education: Michelle Olmsted has been appointed the new director of advancement and alumni affairs at Wayne State University's Law School.
  • Here's how to trim state budget by $1.8 billion
    A Detroit News editorial supports many elements of the cost-cutting proposal recommended by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy should Michigan's Single Business Tax be eliminated. The center prop..
  • Civil about civil unions
    Wayne State faculty member John Corvino participated in a debate on the topic of same sex marriages on April 18, at Central Michigan University . Corvino argued in favor of the marriages.
  • Hilberry produces laughter with 'The Inspector General'
    Theater critic Sue Suchyta gives a 'thumbs-up' to "The Inspector General" now showing at Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre. Suchyta says the talented graduate company manages to make this an entertaini..
  • For Adults, Allergies Bring a Surprising Twist
    Dr. John H. Krouse, director of rhinology and otolaryngic allergy at Wayne State University\'s School of Medicine, commented about the rise in allergies among adults and people who have no history o..
  • Detrick named assistant to volleyball staff
    Bre Detrick, a former co-captain of the Wayne State University volleyball team, has been named an assistant women's volleyball coach at Bowling Green State University. She was twice named to the GL..
  • Backstory: Can the Motor City walk?
    A story about how people who live and work in Detroit prefer driving rather than walking or using public transit includes a comment by Michael Smith, director of WSU's Walter P. Reuther Library. "Th..
  • Tough state scrutiny will improve teacher schools
    A News editorial calls for upgrades in teacher training programs at Michigan 's colleges and universities. "Far from building a culture of education, some schools have become part of the problem," t..
  • From gifted to at-risk: Money for Michigan 's brightest students dwindles
    A story about how school budget cuts might impact programs for gifted students carries a sidebar that lists organizations that parents can seek out for advice and assistance. Among them is Wayne St..
  • A proverb proved
    Can you judge a book by its cover? This article points out that a cover "has to visually represent what the book is about since that might be an important cue in identifying a book as belonging to a..
  • Czajkowski takes WSU job
    Douglas Czajkowski has been named executive director of the School of Medicine's Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Czajkowski served as senior director of development and alumni affairs for ..
  • 20 in Their 20s
    In addition to a previous entry in this report about Annie Martin of the Wayne State University Press, the following persons with a Wayne State connection also are among those featured in Crain's "2..
  • Get to know these young achievers
    A special section highlights 20 people under age 30 who are "making a creative difference in the region." Among the honorees is Annie Martin, acquisitions editor for Wayne State University Press. Sh..
  • Create Detroit takes active hand in business recruiting
    A story about CreateDetroit, a nonprofit organization that promotes the city as a hub of creativity, mentions that the organization was created by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Wayne State Universit..
  • Daimler-Chrysler AG donates fuel cell car to Wayne State
    Wayne State's police department will be the home of a cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell-powered police vehicle, thanks to the Daimler-Chrysler AG Mercedes division. In addition to its law enforcement ..
  • EPBP starting own Hall of Fame
    Wayne State is mentioned in the first sentence of a story about former Warriors football standout Tom Beer, who will be the first inductee into the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port High School Hall of Fame. ..