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    News releases from June 2006

  • DOCTOR WITH HEART: Well-respected Ethiopian surgeon is as committed to his homeland as he is to Detroit
    A prominent feature story profiles Dr. Ingida Asfaw, clinical professor of surgery at Wayne State University, who founded the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association six years ago ..
  • Court rightly reins in Bush's war powers
    Wayne State University Law Professor Robert Sedler wrote an opinion piece about the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 ruling yesterday insisting that Congress has the exclusive power to created laws governin..
  • Dissident Teamsters Still Agitating for Union Democracy
    Michael H. Belzer, a Wayne State industrial relations professor, commented about the Teamsters' 27th convention in Las Vegas and the long-running struggle between reform-minded Teamsters and the uni..
  • Rebound at DMC hits bump
    Standard & Poor's bond rating service Thursday revised its financial outlook for the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) to "stable" from "positive." Analysts at one of the nation's largest rating agencies..
  • 'School for surgeons'
    A feature story focusing on the philanthropy of Eugene Applebaum and his $2.5 million gift to create a surgical learning center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is accompanied by a list of major ch..
  • WSU Announces 2006 Volleyball Schedule
    The Wayne State volleyball schedule has been announced, and is one of the toughest in recent history. The schedule features 10 matches against NCAA tournament teams. A photo of head coach Ernie Gilb..
  • Tiger Stadium a thrill for Hudsonville's Dalman
    Wayne State was mentioned in this story for being the school where Caleb Dalman has committed to play baseball. Dalman played for Hudsonville's baseball team and participated in last week's Michigan..
  • Sherry Jacobson: Big D is becoming Big Divide
    A recent study published by the Brookings Institution looked at vanishing middle-class neighborhoods in many metropolitan areas across the country. Wayne State demographer and the study's lead autho..
  • Impact of Diet on Cancer Treatment
    The research of Dr. Gilda Hillmanat, at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, has shown that changing a person's diet can make cancer more treatable. In a pro..
  • Bush nominates 5 Michigan federal judges
    Peter Henning, Wayne State law professor, commented in an Associated Press story about President Bush's nomination of five Michigan judges to serve on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Stephen ..
  • Election commission rules UF didn't break law by paying Moore to speak
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has dismissed allegations against several universities, including Wayne State, regarding filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance on their campuses shortly before t..
  • 'Mail fraud' charge is odd yet posts results
    Columnist Eric Zorn discusses how mail fraud has now become an overly vague, umbrella term that can represent several other charges. Wayne State Law Professor Peter Henning responds to the question,..
  • WSU professor's passion for science seen in paintings, garden
    Dr. Vivian Mathews, the first woman accepted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison\'s medical school and a former faculty member at Wayne State University, died from heart failure Friday, June 16, ..
  • Area sports in brief
    Wayne State senior swimmer Nick Ingrao and sophomore diver Erika Barczak have been named 2005-06 EDS Student-Athletes of the Year. Barczak is a first-team All-American on the three-meter board for t..
  • People on the Move
    Legal: Assistant Professor Jocelyn Benson, of Wayne State University's Law School, was recently appointed to the board of the Detroit nonprofit Community Legal Resources.
  • Ford invites public to see workings
    Hugh Cannon, Wayne State advertising professor, commented about Ford Motor Co.'s new Internet promotion. The car manufacturer will be showing a series of 50 three-to five-minute online documentaries..
  • Wright or wrong?
    Professor Jerry Herron is extensively quoted about the architectural designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright designed the Dorothy Turkel House in Detroit 's Palmer Park. Herron implied that Wright's d..
  • Colleges face more lawsuits abroad and costlier settlements over all, speakers say
    As more and more colleges and universities establish facilities and employees overseas, they are also becoming more susceptible to lawsuits. A speaker at the annual meeting of the National Associati..
  • WSU School of Social Work Debuts Ad Campaign
    Wayne State\'s School of Social Work, whose bachelor's degree program is ranked among the best in the nation, has kicked off a publicity campaign for its new PhD program in applied research. With th..
  • First Stool May Offer Sign of Fetal Alcohol Exposure
    Researchers may have discovered a more accurate way to determine a baby's exposure to alcohol. "In this study, we have found a direct association between the presence of certain fatty acid ethyl est..
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    Robin Boyle, chair of Wayne State's Geography and Urban Planning Department, discussed the $180 million package to restore the long-vacant Book-Cadillac Hotel. Detroit officials have said reopening ..
  • Volunteers reach out to Detroit
    Wayne State is mentioned prominently in an article about Arise Detroit, a coalition of community groups, families and children volunteering to serve Detroit. The group is holding a Peace Day today o..
  • Summers past hold lessons for parents
    Beverly Weathington of Wayne State's Merrill-Palmer Institute, comments in a story examining constructive activities that parents can provide to occupy their children during the summer months. "One ..
  • Wayne State Selects Men\'s Tennis Coach
    Wayne State University Director of Athletics Rob Fournier announced today the appointment of Dennis Royal as the men\'s tennis coach. \"Dennis brings a number of strengths both on and off the court ..
  • Cadillac dropping ad agency
    Jeff Stoltman, Wayne State marketing professor, is quoted in a story about Cadillac ending its 71-year national advertising relationship with Leo Burnett Detroit, a Troy-based ad agency. While Gener..
  • WSU President Reid named first in Ernst & Young list
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Central Great Lakes region by Ernst & Young. Reid was honored for his vision of using the university's r..
  • Community group to hold peace event at Wayne State
    A brief notes that ARISE Detroit! will hold Peace Day June 27, at noon, in Wayne State's General Lectures Buidling. The focus of the event will be programs and initiatives to reduce crime and violen..
  • Single-pill lipid and BP lowering effective in blacks; other research supports diuretics in hypertensives with metabolic syndrome
    Dr. John Flack of Wayne State's School of Medicine, presented the results of a study on the use of a new hypertension pill combination at the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks 2006 mee..
  • Meconium may provide clues to fetal alcohol exposure
    Enrique M. Ostrea, Wayne State University professor of pediatrics, commented about the possibility that researchers have discovered certain fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) in meconium that may provi..
  • Something stinks: It's Detroit air
    Rohit Amin, a Wayne State medical resident, discussed the poor rating Detroit's air quality received from Men's Health magazine. He said exercise is a health risk for Detroiters, and people living i..
  • Edsel B. Ford II featured on \"Leaders on Leadership\"
    Edsel B. Ford II was the featured guest on \"Leaders on Leadership,\" co-produced by Wayne State University's School of Business Administration (SBA) and Detroit Public Television. The series host, ..
  • Brian Dickerson's News Quiz: Golf, religion and parolees
    Wayne State was noted in this article for responding to industry needs by shortening the time it takes to become a neonatal nurse practitioner from 22 months to 15 months.
  • THROUGH A CLOUDED LENS: Politics and personality lend bias to documentaries, leaving filmgoers responsible for filling in the blanks
    Jocelyn Benson, Wayne State law professor, commented about the bias in film documentaries pointing out that she was disappointed after seeing the Tiger Stadium documentary, "Stranded at the Corner."..
  • Detroit: Residents invited to speak about trash fee Monday
    Wayne State University is offering two $2,500 tuition-only scholarships for undergraduate students interested in studying African and African American history and culture. The Pamela Anise Tinsley M..
  • Fiber arts convention's mission: Awareness
    Wayne State's Elaine Jacob Gallery was noted for being one of the venues affiliated with Convergence 2006, an international fiber arts extravaganza sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America and ..
  • Former Bid Red star excels in race debut
    Wayne State All-American runner Matthew Fecht won the 29th annual YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race. He won the 400-participant, 10 kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 13 seconds, and was aw..
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    Alicia Keaton, associate director of student financial aid at Wayne State, appeared on the "Local 4 News Today" morning show to discuss the recent move to hike interest rates on student federal loan..
  • MCRI loses support as diverse coalition fires up grassroots campaign
    Wayne State was mentioned in this story about its opposition to the "Michigan Civil Rights Initiative," which, if passed by Michigan voters this fall, would ban the use of affirmative action policie..
  • Sex-segregated education would be step back for equal opportunity
    Wayne State University Board of Governors member Jacquelin Washington wrote an opinion piece about the issue of sex-segregated schools. She wrote that Michigan NOW is opposed to all efforts to estab..
  • NEWS IN A MINUTE: Wayne County
    Wayne State is hosting a free, one-day workshop for parents and teens to learn about conflict management and strategic listening in the General lectures Building, May 11, 4 p.m. Leaders from the uni..
  • Merit Network annual meet draws a crowd
    More than 100 educational Internet users gathered Thursday in Ann Arbor for the eighth annual meeting of Merit Network Inc., Michigan\'s original Internet service provider. The meeting also marks th..
  • Area sports in brief
    Wayne State hired Paul Harker as the strength and conditioning coach. Harker was a student athlete and graduate-assistant at Michigan State .
  • WSU journalism program receives check
    On June 9, The Old Newsboys' Goodfellows Fund of Detroit presented a $10,000 check to the Wayne State Journalism Institute for Minorities to fund an existing scholarship program that will be renamed..
  • 'Oz' For Kids On Hilberry Stage
    This write-up focuses on WSU's Hilberry Theatre presentation of "Oz," a children's production. The play was presented on June 22, 23, 27-30 and July 5-8.
  • WSU School of Medicine teams uo with Oakwood Health Care Inc.
    The affiliation agreement between the School of Medicine and Oakwood Health Care Inc. is the subject of this article. The partnership has been widely reported in the print media, as evidenced by pre..
  • Antitrust Commission Faces Issues as Review Enters Final Lap
    In this story about the policies of U.S. and international courts in regards to antitrust issues, and the current case by the Antitrust Modernization Commission against Microsoft, Wayne State law pr..
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    Wayne State University officials were on hand during drive-time's "Jim Harper and the Morning Show" for a special in-studio event honoring the wishes of a local Michigan soldier stationed in Iraq. C..
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    A WDIV crew randomly interviewed Wayne State University students on campus about their reaction to the redesigned Channel 4 Web site launched by the NBC affiliate today. Stude..
  • Bush: Move all spy cases to D.C.
    Wayne State University Law Professor Robert Sedler commented about the Bush administration's desire to consolidate all court challenges to domestic spying programs operated by the National Security ..
  • WSU receives Michigan Corporate Partnership Award
    Wayne State's School of Business Administration received a Michigan Corporate Partnership Award during the Michigan Technology Leaders 2006 forum held in Rochester. The award is made in recognition ..
  • Study Shows a Dwindling Middle Class
    A team of Wayne State University researchers provided an analysis for the Brookings Institution in Washington that shows a faster decline in middle-income neighborhoods than middle-income families. ..
  • More students are skipping classes to get degrees online
    An increasing number of students nationwide and worldwide are turning to online degree programs to complete or advance their educations while they work. Online enrollment jumped from 1.98 million in..
  • Devos' fix-it plan: Cut taxes, help schools
    Included in gubernatorial hopeful Dick DeVos' "Michigan Turnaround Plan" is an increase in funding for secondary and higher education. He wants to create a "governor's bureaucracy override" to permi..
  • Mysteriously Appealing
    Professors from Wayne State are mentioned in this story as starting the \"Sherlockians,\" a group affiliated with the Baker Street Irregulars. This society is composed of people who are dedicated to..
  • People on the Move
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Central Great Lakes region for his work in establishing a 75-acre research and technology park ..
  • State Bans on Affirmative Action Have Been of Little benefit to Asian-American Students, Report Says
    Frank H. Wu, Wayne State University's Law School dean, commented about a Michigan Journal of Race & Law story which questions a 2005 study done by Princeton University. The study predicted that four..
  • Montgomery returns from illness
    Dr. Robert Lisak, chairman of the Department of Neurology, commented about an Ohio auditor who returned to work after being hospitalized with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, which is a rare, paralyzing ner..
  • Pep rally to seek more helping hands
    Wayne State was mentioned in this story for being one of the sponsors of ARISE Detroit's weeklong recruiting program, which begins on Saturday with a volunteer fair at Campus Martius Park. The progr..
  • Loophole may yield benefits for college aid
    A new version of the federal application for student aid for the 2007-08 school year creates a loophole for parents: Money saved in education-savings accounts for dependent students will no longer b..
  • NURSING: Wayne State tackles shortage of neonatal nurse practitioners: University plans to train more of them in less time
    Responding to demand from Michigan hospitals, Wayne State University\'s College of Nursing will launch a program in September to shorten from 22 to 15 months the time to train nurses to be neonatal ..
  • Wayne State library, info science program wins distance learning award
    The Wayne State University Library and Information Science program has been selected as the winner of the Excellence in Distance Education award in Sonic Foundry\'s 2006 Rich Media Impact Awards at ..
    A correction ran about the June 18 Port Huron Times-Herald story on the Medicine Assessment Program at Wayne State University. The program is under the direction of the Eugene Applebaum College of P..
  • SEC sues over Maverick Tube option trades
    Wayne State University Law Professor Peter J. Henning commented about the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against five Argentinian investors claiming they used insider information to re..
  • Decision announced in Supreme Court case argued by WSU Law associate dean and alumnus
    David A. Moran, associate dean of the Law School, was acknowledged in this article for arguing the Hudson v. Michigan case before the Supreme Court. On January 9, Moran argued on behalf of Booker T...
  • Wayne State's Capital campaign barrels ahead: Receives great response during first year in operation
    An extensive article discusses Wayne State University's celebration of the first year of Wayne First, the university's first major capital campaign. About 1,000 people, including Gov. Jennifer Granh..
  • Cracking news! Eggs are the new superfood
    New research suggests that eggs could be considered a \'superfood,\' protecting against heart disease, breast cancer and eye problems and even helping people lose weight. A study published last year..
  • A different look at oz
    Detroit Free Press writer Martin F. Kohn provides a feature story about Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre's production of "Oz." Anthony Rhine, Wayne State University theater professor and director of "..
  • Fresh meals on the run
    Mary Width, Wayne State nutrition expert, commented about the rise in curbside meals services at restaurant chains. The convenience of curbside services are now being offered at major restaurant fra..
  • An unethical practice that's not dead yet
    In this article about redlining, which is the discriminatory practice of insurance companies in restricting the availability of insurance to people in certain geographic areas, Wayne State's College..
  • Covering all the angles
    Kevin Deegan-Krause, Wayne State assistant professor of political science, expresses his views in a Q&A about the next coalition in Slovakia's government. Deegan-Krause says it is also unlikely that..
  • Community calendar
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is hosting a workshop titled "Mobilizing our Base Against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative United Against Ward Connerly," at the Wayne State Univer..
  • Bad News for Bullies
    A Wayne State study was noted in this article about workplace bullying, a growing problem in today's "new economy" as companies face stiffer competition and CEO's turn over faster, developing few pe..
  • Rec centers are the new hot spots in Macomb County
    A study conducted by Wayne State University is noted in this article about the growing roles of Macomb County's recreation centers in the community. Included in the study was a survey of Sterling He..
  • Patients get help with drug therapies: Pharmacists look over mediations for county workers
    The Medication Assessment Program (MAP), operated by the Wayne State University School of Medicine, is noted in a story about St. Clair County's efforts to help reduce the risk of medication-related..
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    Professor Linda Jaber, a faculty member in the Pharmacy Practice Department of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is featured in a profile story. Jaber recently won the Bl..
  • Wayne State University School of Social Work debuts ad campaign, new slogan
    Wayne State's School of Social Work (SSW) has kicked off a publicity campaign tied to its new Ph.D. program in applied research, but also as part of an effort to boost enrollment. Titled "Real World..
  • High court gives police more power
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the legal principle that evidence obtained in violation of the so-called knock-and-announce rule must be excluded from use at a trial. The high court said in a 5-to-4..
  • $724,604 to keep U-M's top-paid president
    The University of Michigan is expected to reappoint President Mary Sue Coleman to a new 5-year term today. Coleman, who became the first female president in U-M history in 2002, will not see any sig..
  • MARKETING RELIGION: Ads gather faithful
    In this feature article on Ministry Marketing Solutions, a Farmington based marketing firm representing Christian churches and authors, Wayne State marketing professor Hugh Cannon commented on the n..
  • UOG grads hit roadblock when applying to medical school
    Wayne State is mentioned in an article about the difficulties that graduates of the University of Guam (UOG) face in being accepted to medical school. WSU was noted for requiring UOG grads to redo t..
  • Events
    Wayne State will host Back to the Floor, a juried exhibition of rugs at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery from now through July 21. Location and contact information are provided.
  • Challenges in life make you strong
    In his "FYI" column for the newspaper, Ben Burns, director of the WSU journalism program, focuses on a Grosse Pointe Park resident who is participating in a bike ride through several states to raise..
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    On the evening sports-talk show, the host and a caller discussed uses for the abandoned Tiger Stadium and whether it could used by Wayne State and other area universities for home baseball games.
  • Fathers pass along seemingly small things that energize, unite nation
    In an op-ed piece, President Irvin D. Reid writes about Father's Day and the lifelong importance of values that fathers impart to their children. He reflects on how his interest in art was conveyed ..
  • WXYZ donates to Wayne State Journalism Dept.
    Channel 7 donated $10,000 to the Wayne State Journalism Department Wednesday to be used to fund scholarships for minority students. The gift was accepted by Alicia Nails, director of the Journalism ..
  • Five Things: About helmets
    An article about athletic, motorcycle and military helmets points out that a device designed to avoid basal skull fractures for race-car drivers was tested in the biomedical engineering laboratory a..
  • Survive this? Wear this!
    This article about the HANS head and neck restraint device for race-car drivers mentions that Wayne State professor Paul Begeman conducted development tests on it using dummies at the university's c..
  • The Office psychologist
    An article about how mass-layoffs can adversely affect the health of employees who remain on the job includes a comment by WSU professor Cary Lichtman, an industrial psychologist. He suggest that em..
  • Option trades spiked before deal
    Law professor Peter Henning, a former SEC attorney, is quoted in an article about a flurry of stock option trading in a St. Louis manufacturing company just before the company's sale to another corp..
  • Oakwood, Wayne State ink partnership agreement
    Wayne State and Oakwood Healthcare Inc. signed an affiliation agreement June 5 for an academic and clinical care partnership. This agreement, which is non-exclusive on both sides, will create a long..
  • Program strengthens English skills for foreign born
    Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies was mentioned in this story about the "Talk Time" program at the Sterling Heights Public Library, which aids the English speaking skills of foreign born people..
  • Wayne State offers e-commerce summer camp
    Wayne State's School of Business Administration Tuesday announced the start of its sixth annual E-Commerce Summer Camp for urban high school students. The camp is an intensive 10-week experience co..
  • Education schools to be graded
    The Michigan Board of Education unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that will grade the state\'s college and university schools of education by issuing annual report cards. The report cards will ..
  • Detroit Jazz Fest Announces Star-Studded Line-Up
    The Detroit International Jazz Festival last week announced that the line-up for the Labor Day weekend tradition is to include a wide spectrum of musical artists, including vocalist Diane Schuur wit..
  • Law, Money & Elder Law
    Monte M. Korn mentions in an opinion piece that Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid's talents, as well as the presidents of the University of Michigan and Michigan State, should be furthe..
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    WJR's Paul W. Smith interviewed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, recipient of this year's 5th annual Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Apple Award for Excellence in Theatre. Schwartz, known for the..
  • Being outrageous: Is there bad publicity?
    Wayne State professor Jerry Herron was quoted in this story about the protesting of Ann Coulter's comments against Sept. 11 widows. Coulter's book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, was released la..
  • No Charges Against Rove in CIA Leak Case
    In this article about Karl Rove, the White House strategist who was accused of leaking the identity of a CIA operative, Wayne State Law Professor Peter Henning commented on Rove's potential role in ..
  • Teacher colleges may get own grade
    Paula Wood, dean of the College of Education , is quoted in a story about the state Board of Education's plans to issue annual "report cards" rating the performance of education schools. The schools..
  • Bush domestic spying program to be tested in fed court in Detroit
    For the first time in open court, the Bush administration will defend the constitutionality of a domestic spying program. The case, to be heard today in U.S. District Court in Detroit , involves a L..