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    News releases from May 2006

  • WSU Raises $320 million in Capital Campaign
    Wayne State University last week announced that it has raised $320 million toward the $500 million goal of its ongoing capital campaign. To date, 40 donors have made commitments of $1 million or mor..
  • Move quickly to secure low-rate student loans
    In an opinion piece about the rising interest rates of student loans, Wayne State is mentioned as one of Michigan's schools taking part in the Michigan Students First Program. The program allows 0 p..
  • Teva says its MS drug works after Biogen fails
    Dr. Omar Khan, associate professor of neurology at Wayne State and senior author of this study on the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, said the results of the study suggest that observation of rela..
  • Teamsters: Changing to Win?
    In an opinion piece about the upcoming International Brotherhood of Teamsters election, and the current status of labor and truck driving jobs, Michael Belzer, associate professor at Wayne State, sa..
  • Interest Rates for Variable Federal Student Loans Set to Increase to 7.14% on July 1
    The interest rates for federal student loans will be raised 1.84 percent this summer, following the results of a Department of Treasury auction held May 30. The rates are currently at 5.3 percent, b..
  • "Bright Side of Aging"
    Professor Washington also appeared live on WNZK-AM\'s "Bright Side of Aging" show hosted by Ike Engelbaum. Washington talked about health disparities among African Americans and the June 6 Healthier..
  • A healthy debate over affirmative action
    Wayne State University alumnus Andy Dombrowski talks about the debate over affirmative action in editorial writer Nichole Christian's column. Dombrowski says his eyes first opened to the value of ra..
  • Reunions
    Wayne State's Law School will be hosting reunions for the classes of 1956 through 1981, June 14 at the Law School. A shuttle tour of the campus is planned at 4 p.m., reception at 5 p.m. and dinner a..
  • DO IT! WSU welcomes seniors
    Senior citizens and their families are invited to Wayne State University's Healthier Black Elders Center for the fourth annual health reception, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 6 at the Charles H. Wright Mus..
  • People: education
    Krystal Gardner has been appointed director of career services at the Wayne State University Law School . She was formerly manager of the career services office for Cooley Law School , Oakland campus.
  • Briefly
    A brief notes that Wayne State University has raised $320 million of its $500 million goal.
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    Olivia Washington, a faculty member of the Institute of Gerontology (IOG) and the College of Nursing, taped a one-on-one interview with Comcast Newsmakers last month about the IOG\'s work at the Hea..
  • Healing art: Tai chi\'s gentle movements help MS patients
    Dr. Gregory VanStavern, an assistant professor of neurology and ophthalmology at Wayne State University 's School of Medicine , comments about treatment options for MS patients, such as exercise and..
  • WSU group learns first aid for wilderness
    The Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group at Wayne State provides a venue for future physicians to receive practical advice about how they can care for others or themselves in emergency situati..
  • Board wants disease in spotlight
    Dr. Richard Lewis, associate chair of neurology at Wayne State's School of Medicine, commented about Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that often causes temporary paralysis and strikes 1 or 2 in 10..
  • From art, comes life
    In a feature story about actress and author Kathleen A. Gaffney, it is noted that she was a recipient of Wayne State University\'s 2002 Achievement in Theatre award.
  • Fueling Africa's turmoil
    Eboe Hutchful, professor of African Studies at Wayne State University and chair of the African Security Sector Network, says youth unemployment in most of Africa is "horrific" which pushes many youn..
  • Detroit's Black elders learn fun ways to stay healthy
    Wayne State University 's Institute of Gerontology (IOG) is hosting the fourth annual " Healthier Black Elders Center " (HBEC) reception at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ..
  • Dean Redman interviewed by NPR
    Barbara K. Redman, dean of Wayne State University 's College of Nursing , was interviewed by a reporter with National Public Radio in Wisconsin .
  • Hall of Fame inducts first 12
    Wayne State alumnus Helen Thomas is acknowledged for being one of the first 12 people inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame. Thomas, a journalism graduate whose White House coverage spanned more t..
  • Wayne State plans $142M face-lift
    A front-page story examines Wayne State University\'s capital campaign and the progress marked by today\'s First Anniversary Celebration on campus. The renovations and additions to the College of En..
  • Wayne State hits $320 million of $500 million campaign goal
    Crain\'s reporter Sherri Begin highlighted the capital campaign progress in a story that included a list of donors to the university. To date, 40 donors have committed $1 million or more to the effo..
  • Should state aid follow college students
    Jack McHugh\'s May 10 commentary on the cost of education in Michigan prompted the following letter responses from Detroit News readers: Jeff Hoenig writes, \"Don\'t tell me how non-faculty staff n..
  • Mice inherit trait without the gene
    Mice in a lab experiment inherited the effects of an aberrant gene without inheriting the gene itself, a bizarre-sounding result that may someday help scientists understand aspects of diabetes, infe..
  • Local Comment: Graduate to smarter university funding
    In an opinion piece, Doug Rothwell, president of Detroit Renaissance, mentioned Wayne State's Tech Town for supporting the growth of the types of companies that Michigan's economy needs. He compares..
  • Huron Valley must trim $3.6 million
    Wayne State University was credited for a demographic study which showed that a declining birth rate was a catalyst for the lack of enrollment in the Huron Valley School District. The district had a..
  • Uniontown dump raises concerns
    Mark Baskaran, Wayne State professor of geochemistry, presented findings from his research team that completed studies of a 30-acre Industrial Excess Landfill in Uniontown, Ohio. Baskaran said there..
  • CareTech CEO named to public health group
    Wayne State University was mentioned, along with the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Community Health, for creating the Michigan Public Health Instit..
  • Welfare, education may be keys to budget debate
    Wayne State is noted in an AP story as facing a potential 1.9 percent loss of its state funding under proposals in the state higher education budget, for which floor voting begins as early as Wednes..
  • Congressman Calls for Tax Incentives to Promote Private Financial Aid
    Rep. Ric Keller, the new chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees higher education issues, used his first hearing to promote legislation that would allow businesses t..
  • Dig for Hoffa could cost up to $500K
    The search for the remains of former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa will cost a minimum of six figures and will likely top $250,000, according to several federal officials. While it is the federal ..
  • Scientists to speak about dump in Uniontown
    Four scientists, including Wayne State University professor Mark Baskaran, will be discussing their findings and recommendations regarding a toxic waste dump at a meeting in Uniontown, Ohio. The fou..
  • Merit Network sets annual meeting
    John S. Camp, chief information officer at Wayne State University, is a scheduled speaker at the Merit Network Inc. annual meeting June 22 and 23 in Ann Arbor. Now in its eighth year, the annual mee..
  • Invest in higher education to revive economy
    Michael Boulus says in an op-ed that the Mackinac Center for Public Policy won't be happy until Michigan's public universities are in the same poor condition as its highways. Boulus references a rec..
  • UM to focus on enrolling community college students
    The University of Michigan plans to quadruple its enrollment of low- and moderate-income community college transfer students. U-M held a meeting May 23 with leaders of Michigan 's 31 community colle..
  • WSU ignores a problem; WDET chief please no contest
    Calling it "one of the more curious imbroglios in local media," Crain's criticizes Wayne State for being "remarkably cavalier" about an embezzlement charge lodged against the general manager of WDET..
  • Small biz owners expect slight hiring rise
    Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies is mentioned for its support and participation with the Small Business Association of Michigan in the SBAM's quarterly Small Business Barometer. The most recen..
  • People
    Krystal Gardner has been appointed director of the Career Service Office at the Wayne State University Law School .
  • Wayne Briefs
    The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation has awarded a $72,000 research grant to the WSU Sociology Department and the Institute of Gerontology to improve techniques for identifying abused a..
  • Rapid diagnosis of mini-strokes saves time, money
    Researchers from Wayne State and Beaumont Hospital were acknowledged in this article for presenting their paper on transient ischemic attack at the 2006 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annua..
  • PRONUNCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS: Accentuate the positive
    A story about the Accent Reduction Institute in Ann Arbor mentions that the company owner has contacts with Wayne State and other universities that have programs to certify instructors in teaching a..
  • Review
    Dr. John Flack of the WSU School of Medicine is cited in articles that appeared on several medical journal Web sites regarding treatment regimens for patients with hypertension.
  • Warkentien fits in on Warriors' pitching staff
    A feature on Laura Warkentien, Wayne State freshman softball player, notes that she played in 21 games this season, compiled a 3-4 win-loss record and earned a team-low 2.33 earned run average. The ..
  • Business near you: TechOne building, near WSU, is home to 24 companies
    TechOne is featured in Carol Cain's column on businesses in the Detroit area. Howard Bell, executive director, says $14.5 million has been spent, with another $6 million needed to finish the other t..
  • Instant impact
    This community newspaper ran a story on freshman Wayne State softball player Lisa Seymour of Davison. While having difficulties at the plate this season, she excelled on defense and helped the Warri..
  • Detroit Jazz Fest 2006 running on all cylinders
    In a story about the 27th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival, it is noted that the closing night concert will feature Diane Schuur and the Wayne State University Big Band. One of the largest..
  • AUA 2006-Bone - Targeted Prostate Cancer Treatment: Insights Into The Interaction Between The Cancer Cells And Its Environment
    Dr. Michael Cher of Wayne State University is highlighted in a brief article about his presentation on prostate cancer treatment.
  • Roots festival preparation in high gear
    An article about the visit of Gambian Secretary for Tourism and Culture Susan Waffa-Ogoo mentions that she was the keynote speaker at an International Roots Symposium hosted by Wayne State Universit..
  • Montgomery's prognosis is hard to pinpoint
    Ohio Auditor Betty Montgomery, who has developed a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, says she will remain in the race for state attorney general. Dr. Robert Lisak, chairman ..
  • WDET-FM exec pleads no contest, keeps job
    Louis Lessem, WSU interim executive vice president and general counsel, issued a statement after a recent court appearance by WDET-FM General Manager Michael Coleman saying, "We are looking forward ..
  • Cop fee threatens festivals
    The city of Detroit may raise the cost of permit fees and the cost of police protection to as much as $80,000 for summer festivals. This could alter, or end, many summer events and festivals. Repres..
  • Concrete price-fix case vexes helpless consumers
    Law professor Stephen Calkins is quoted on a point of law in an article about alleged price gouging and a lawsuit by 27 Indiana construction contractors against Indianapolis area concrete firms. He..
  • Shareholders elect 11 to CMS Energy board
    A list of incumbent directors elected to the CMS Energy board of directors includes Richard Gabrys, interim dean of the WSU School of Business Administration. He was re-elected to a one-year term.
  • Clemson names new engineering dean
    Esin Gulari, chemical engineering and materials science professor at Wayne State has been named dean of Clemson University 's College of Engineering and Science, effective July 5. The story ran on t..
  • Taubman donates $3 million to WSU for classroom center
    This article details the $3 million gift to the WSU Law School from philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman and notes that a proposed new building at the Law School will be named for federal judge Judge Da..
  • People making news
    Karmanos Cancer Center appointed George Yoo, associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as vice president of medical affairs. Richard G..
  • From the middle: Lightened up on former worries
    Writer R. Diane Moshier talks about her experiences dealing with cancer and the treatments she is receiving at Wayne State 's Karmanos Cancer Institute and blood tests at a local hospital. She also..
  • Two Warriors earn All-Region accolades
    Two members of the WSU baseball team have been named to the Rawlings/ABCA All-Region squad for the North Central Region. They are senior shortstop Jason Chapieski, who was named to the first team, a..
  • Second hearing on Detroit drug-search case shows deep divisions on Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court has scheduled a second hearing in the case of a search for illegal drugs conducted by the Detroit Police in a private residence. The case was appealed in Michigan on the grounds th..
  • Radio executive pleads no contest
    The head of Detroit\'s public radio station WDET pleaded no contest Thursday to an embezzlement charge stemming from his former post at Michigan Public Media in Ann Arbor. Michael Coleman made the p..
  • Mark Stryker: Joe Lovano to drop in, jam
    Joe Lovano, legendary tenor saxophonist, will perform with the Wayne State University Big Band and his own quartet at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, in the Allesee Rehearsal Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center...
  • Rapid diagnosis of mini-strokes saves time and money- with no harm to patients
    Researchers from Wayne State University and William Beaumont Hospital presented a paper at the 2006 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting describing rapid protocol to Transient Isch..
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    The Michigan Technology Leaders event gave its 2006 Michigan Corporate Partnership Award to SpaceForm Inc., a spinout company of Delphi Technologies Inc., a unit of Delphi Corp. The award is intende..
  • Preservation Wayne marks its 30th year
    A story about the 30th anniversary year of Preservation Wayne includes a photo of the Mackenzie House on the WSU campus and notes that it was once the home of Wayne State founder David Mackenzie. Th..
  • Kresge Foundation makes $3 million challenge grant to Wayne State
    Wayne State University has been awarded a $3 million challenge grant by The Kresge Foundation for construction of the Richard J. Mazurek M.D. Medical Education Commons. The medical school will recei..
  • Ancient human and chimps mixed
    Derek Wildman, assistant professor in Wayne State's School of Medicine, commented in a recent Nature story about recent findings about the origin of species. The study found that ancestors of humans..
  • Peace Action hold 6th Peace Builder Celebration May 21
    David Bonior, Wayne State University professor, will be the keynote speaker at the Peace Action of Michigan's 6th Peace Builder Celebration at Focus: HOPE, 4 p.m., Sunday, May 21. The event will fea..
  • NPR gives WDET-FM a boost
    More people listened to WDET this winter than last fall, according to Arbitron. That means the station has more listeners now than before the programming changes put through by station manager Micha..
  • WSU Gets Grant For Planned Medical Complex
    Detroit\'s Wayne State University School of Medicine will use a $3 million grant from The Kresge Foundation to help fund a new 34,000-square-foot, two-story complex to serve students and the communi..
  • Ribbon cutting for the new Nurse Managed University Health Center
    Mike White, a reporter with WDET, covered the ribbon cutting for the new Nurse Managed University Health Center at the Helen L. DeRoy Apartments Building . Mike White interviewed College of Nursing ..
  • Karmanos Cancer Center completes collaboration deal with Turkish center
    A medical collaboration between the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and a cancer center in Istanbul, Turkey, will give international patients the opportunity to seek medical advice in the U.S...
  • Asterand Releases New Weapon for Fighting Breast Cancer
    Detroit-based human tissue bank Asterand Inc. last week announced that it has made available a new cell line that offers researchers an important tool in the study of breast cancer. Asterand Chief S..
  • Actions must reinforce principles, Quick Loans tech chief tells conference
    Wayne State University is noted as a community sponsor of the Michigan Technology Leaders 2006 IT executive symposium currently being held in Rochester. The keynote topic of the three-day conference..
  • Wayne State University janitor finds body
    The above media outlets provided briefs on the discovery of a body Wednesday morning in the Life Sciences Building. The case is being handled as a homicide, pending an autopsy and further investigat..
  • Labor group to honor successes
    William N. Cooke, director of the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues at Wayne State University, was scheduled to be the keynote presenter during the annual "Celebration of Labor-Managemen..
  • Body found in WSU classroom building
    These media outlets were among those that aired reports throughout the morning about a body discovered around 6:45 a.m. by a custodian in the Life Sciences Building . The deceased was reported by on..
  • Water Torture: week of rain puts construction behind; plus, it's depressing
    Alireza Amirsadri, psychiatry professor, is quoted in a story about how Detroiters are coping with the rainy weather. Amirsadri pointed out that people with psychiatric illnesses are more likely tha..
  • Getting name for new subdivision in Redford Township is real battle
    Paul Vigeant of the Geography and Urban Planning Department is quoted in a story about how new housing developments are named. He says some developers look for romantic names, such as New England Ha..
  • The DaVinci Debate
    Although the novel and movie "The DaVinci Code," which posits that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, are stirring a lot of debate among Catholics and other Christians, most say the debate will ha..
  • Defying trend: Wayne State mulls adding retiree benefits
    This Booth Newspapers Web site posted an extended version of an AP story that ran several days ago about concerns over the high cost of health insurance for retirees in both corporate and non-profit..
  • Four locals tapped with Tony Award nominations
    Wayne State graduate and Warren native Martin Pakledinaz is a Tony Award nominee for best costumes for "The Pajama Game." He is a Warren native who already has two Tony's to his credit. The awards c..
  • For Hatch, fame has been the real test of survival
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in a story about Richard Hatch, who gained fame in TV's "Survivor" series and is now in trouble with the IRS for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million prize he..
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    A new trend for persons experiencing burn-out on the job is to take a yearlong sabbatical. Does it help? Sometimes it does, according to Gerald Shiener, whom the radio station identified as "a psych..
  • Milberg Weiss weights nonprosecution deal
    An article about the impending federal prosecution of principals in a well-known Los Angeles law firm includes a comment by Peter Henning of the WSU Law School . If a case is brought against the en..
  • Hey, Starbucks: What's wrong with Detroit
    An article about Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz's speech at the Detroit Economic Club yesterday, mentions that Detroit has only five of the popular coffee shops in the city. One of them is locate..
  • Wayne State law faculty mentioned in U-M Law School 's alumni magazine
    Wayne State law faculty are mentioned several times in this issue of the U-M Law School 's alumni magazine. Ellen Dannin has written a book titled "Taking Back the Workers' Law: How to Fight the Ass..
  • Free Legal Aid Clinic conducts fundraiser
    In this photo, Laura Holley and Katie Sutton of Wayne State's Law School Free Legal Aid Clinic are shown at the clinic's Spring Reception and Fundraising event on April 22.
  • Real reason
    In a letter to the editor, a Houghton area resident objects to Michigan Tech's decision to spend a half-million dollars to construct a child day-care center on campus. He claim's the university's st..
  • Applebaum: Fun is Philanthropy
    Eugene Applebaum, philanthropist, civic leader and Wayne State University alumnus, is profiled in a story chronicling his life as a major supporter of numerous causes and his dedication to Detroit. ..
  • Laureates keynote public symposium
    The recent forum at Wayne State University featuring three Nobel Peace Prize laureates is covered in this feature story. An audience of about 650 gathered during this public forum that is part of th..
  • Chris Crain: Turn laid-off workers into nurses
    Barbara Redman, dean of Wayne State's College of Nursing, comments in a column about Michigan's shortage of nurses. Detroit area hospitals employ more than 4,000 Canadian nurses who travel each day ..
  • Retirement could limit NEPA's clout
    Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, associate professor of political science at Wayne State, comments about Pennsylvania's term limits for lawmakers. Four veteran lawmakers with a combined 107 years of poli..
  • Many plays fail, but angel investors focus on wins
    Terry Cross, executive-in-residence for entrepreneurial studies at Wayne State University, is profiled in a story about the pitfalls and ins-and-outs of angel investing. Cross, who was honored as Wa..
  • If you seek a pleasant investment environment…
    Wayne State University is noted as one of Michigan's research institutions that has developed technology that is in some cases ready for its commercial development. However, there are not enough sea..
  • Briefly
    A brief notes The Kresge Foundation $3 million grant to Wayne State's School of Medicine towards construction of the Richard J. Mazurek M.D. Education Commons building. Bits and pieces Two Wayne ..
  • Wayne County opens One-Stop Business Resource Center
    Wayne County has established a One-Stop Business Resource Center, where county businesses can receive assistance with Wayne County programs and services plus help and advice with business developmen..
  • Commerce Department Will Form Panel to Recommend Changes in Export-Control Law
    The U.S. Commerce Department will announce this week that it plans to create a committee to study ways to control foreign students\' and scholars\' access to sensitive technologies, postponing for a..
  • Colleges Saw Surge of Applications and Record Enrollments in 2005, Report Says
    Applications for college admission surged in 2005 because of a combination of factors, including a \"population wave\" of high-school graduates, more of whom are applying online and to multiple coll..
  • \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    The School of Business Administration \'s (SBA) weekly television series, \"Leaders on Leadership\" co-produced with Detroit Public Television, featured guest Joseph Swedish, president and CEO of Tr..
  • 'DaVinci' a tidal wave of zeal, disgust
    John Hannigan, Wayne State University psychology professor, has been invited to give lectures about Dan Brown's controversial novel "The DaVinci Code," which will move to the big screen this week. H..