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    News releases from July 2006

  • Wayne State professor takes a close look at office bullies
    This article on bullying in the workplace includes comments by Wayne State social organizational psychologist Loraleigh Keashly, who says such behavior can be substantially reduced by programs that ..
  • Blind mice recover visual response using protein from green algae
    This Web newsletter picked up a press release about a study headed by principal investigator Zhuo-Hua Pan of the WSU School of Medicine. Pan and the research team are studying whether gene transfer ..
  • Law prof wins plaudits for books on legal issues
    A feature on Susan Martyn, a University of Toledo law professor who has written books on legal ethics, notes that she taught at Wayne State for five years before joining the UT faculty.
  • The MTV revolution rocks the quarter-century marketing and publications
    Carol Vernallis, Wayne State associate professor of media arts and studies and author of "Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context" and "The Art and Industry of Music Video: Convers..
  • Growth report
    A business brief notes that the Wayne State Physician Group and Oakwood Healthcare Inc. have formed a joint venture to create clinical programs to meet the healthcare needs of the region.
  • Schools ride the hybrid auto trend
    Wayne State is among Michigan colleges and universities currently taking steps to educate engineering and mechanics students about hybrid vehicles. WSU, along with Lawrence Tech and Macomb Community..
  • Chasing the unknown
    Although Michigan 's public universities are turning out more graduates, not enough of them have math, science, health and other technical majors to fill job demands. Less than 30 percent of degrees..
  • Rising out of reach: Tuition hikes price out too many
    In this editorial, the Free Press calls the recently announced tuition increases at universities in Michigan "an enormous contradiction between what Michigan says it needs - a better educated work..
  • Kids go crazy for camp
    Wayne State 's Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center Summer Camp was the topic of this feature article. Nearly 50 percent of the children registered for the camp have one or both parents working..
  • WSU names new executive vice president and chief of staff
    Wayne State University has named veteran attorney Andrea Roumell Dickson executive vice president and chief of staff. Dickson, a WSU alumna and attorney, was previously a shareholder at Detroit law ..
  • Business People
    Francine R. Wunder was named director of corporate and public affairs for Wayne State University . A photo was included in the Detroit Free Press brief.
  • Waiting for state to rebound
    Mike Flanagan, superintendent of public instruction for the Michigan Department of Education, wrote a response to College of Education Dean Paula Wood's July 17 opinion piece on the state ranking sy..
  • Brian Dickerson\'s News Quiz: Best places to live, worst to drive
    A study by Wayne State University researchers is referenced in this quiz column. The survey revealed that the Los Angeles metropolitan area has the smallest percentage of middle class residents in t..
  • State's House delegation unanimous in backing pension overhaul
    According to this Associated Press story, Michigan Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $2 million to seven colleges and uni..
  • U-D star heats up big game
    A feature story examines former University of Detroit Jesuit High School football standout and Wayne State recruit Athan Anagonye. Following his recent participation on the East squad during the Mic..
  • Music Reviews
    Kierra Sheard, community education major at Wayne State, was highlighted in this review that noted her latest gospel album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Gospel chart.''
  • Schools, students, parents can help keep tuition affordable
    Several writers expressed their opinions about tuition issues on the "Talk-Back Board." Mark Tobias writes, "How about tuition or loan forgiveness for students who desire to teach math and science i..
  • A shaky hand: Collegian's hot pastime deals new worries
    An article about the popularity of online gambling by college students says representatives of the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State declined to comment on whether school-approv..
  • Macomb needs university to compete with other counties
    With 10 percent of the state's population, Macomb County needs and deserves a permanent state university, the newspaper contends in this editorial. "We cannot afford to settle for course offerings p..
  • Metro & State: College Athletics
    Wayne State and Comcast Local have announced an agreement that will provide coverage of 30 WSU athletic events to Comcast subscribers in Michigan during the next three years. Coverage will begin wit..
  • MARYANN MAHAFFEY 1925-2006: She spoke for those who needed a voice
    Maryann Mahaffey, who taught at Wayne State's School of Social Work from 1965 to 1990 and was named professor emerita, died Thursday at the age of 81. Mrs. Mahaffey, who in 2002 established a School..
  • Detroit mourns city's 'champion'
    A sidebar item chronicles Maryann Mahaffey's life and achievements including her Wayne State University affiliations. A Detroit News editorial, "Mahaffey leaves legacy of service to Detroit," also m..
  • State budget adds school, trooper funding
    Lawmakers approved a new state budget that includes a $1.8 billion allocation to Michigan's state universities and community colleges - a 3 percent boost from their current allotment and their fir..
  • People on the move
    Wayne State's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has appointed six new members to its Board of Visitors: Lomas Brown, Tyrone Davenport, Nancy Hakala, Robert Milewski, Robert Va..
  • Critics' choice
    Wayne State senior thespian Janee Ann Smith is mentioned in this brief review for her performance in the play "Pretty Fire." Freelance theatre critic Lawrence B. Johnson raves about her acting abili..
  • Bristol Myers, Sanofi patent is under U.S. probe
    Wayne State law professor Stephen Calkins commented about the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division criminal probe into a plan by two major pharmaceutical companies to keep a generic versi..
  • Proposed rule change would end Canadian students\' exemption from finger scanning at the border
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is proposing to end one way in which Canadian students enjoyed a special status. Under a rule change proposed on Wednesday in the Federal Register and likely..
  • GVSU gets federal money for program
    Wayne State University will receive $566,772 as part of a U.S. Department of Education program aimed at helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds have success in college. Wayne State is receivin..
  • Wayne State board approves tuition increases
    This Associated Press story discusses Wayne State's budget and the 5.8 tuition increase. The approved general fund budget of $489.2 million also includes a $2.1 million increase in financial aid. "W..
  • WSU students to pay more: Tuition will go up 5.8 percent in the fall
    In a story about the adoption of Wayne State's 2006-07 budget, comments are included from students and university administrators. Board of Governors member Paul Massaron proposed a 3.8 percent incre..
  • Maryann Mahaffey, longtime councilwoman, dead at 81
    Longtime Detroit city councilwoman Maryann Mahaffey died early today at Henry Ford Hospital, the Associated Press reports. Mrs. Mahaffey, 81, served on the Detroit City Council for 31 years and reti..
  • Oakwood, WSU Physician Group to create center in Troy
    Oakwood Healthcare Inc. and the Wayne State University Physician Group on Wednesday said they will create an ambulatory care center in Troy as the first project of a new joint venture called OHS/UPG..
  • Michigan schools post gains in budget: But state lawmakers agree to flat funding for most local governments.
    The state House and Senate signed off on a budget agreement Wednesday that will benefit universities, community colleges and K-12 schools for the first time in a few years. Among universities, the b..
  • Cadillac unveils ad switch
    Jeff Stoltman, Wayne State marketing professor, commented in a story about Cadillac\'s new ad campaign called \"Life. Liberty. And the Pursuit.\" Scheduled for launch on Friday, the campaign will co..
  • Endangered species: middle-income neighborhoods
    Wayne State University researchers Jason C. Booza, Jackie Cutsinger and George Galster are the authors of a recently released study for the Brookings Institution suggesting that there has been a sha..
  • City changes how people pay to park
    Columnist Matt Helms describes the various uses of the new parking kiosks which are debuting on Warren and on other campus streets around Wayne State University. The new electronic kiosks, called "p..
  • Wayne State raises tuition 5.8 percent
    A Web version of the tuition-increase story ran at these media outlets. The average Wayne State freshman or sophomore with 30 credit hours will pay $6,811.50, while juniors and seniors with the same..
  • BOG members interviewed on WWJ
    WWJ reporter Florence Walton conducted on-site interviews with Wayne State administrators and students during the Board of Governors meeting. She talked about the budget approval for fiscal year 200..
  • Middlebury College hosts discussion: "Terror and the Mass Media"
    An article in this Vermont Web weekly mentions that Wayne State professor Mahmoud Abdalla (Near Eastern and Asian Studies Department) will speak Sunday at a "Symposium on Terror and the Mass Media" ..
  • Paralyzed man hopes for results from experimental surgery
    The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, which is a clinical research and training site for the WSU School of Medicine, has announced plans to apply for permission from the Food and Drug Administra..
  • Ringside Creative Editor Chris Chynoweth Cuts "I Buy The Drugs" music video for internationally famed Electric SIX
    The Phi Kappa Kappa fraternity house on the Wayne State University campus was the backdrop chosen for a new music video by the band Electric SIX.
  • Lawrence Tech launches energy engineering minor
    Lawrence Technological University plans to offer a new undergraduate minor in energy engineering this fall. The program is intended to provide mechanical engineering students with a better understa..
  • U of D Mercy names techie to be biz administration dean
    University of Detroit Mercy has named Hossein Nivi as dean of the College of Business Administration . He was formerly dean of the Ford Design Institute at Ford Motor Co., where he also was directo..
  • College has high hopes for arts center in Taylor
    The Wayne County Community College District's Downriver Campus will break ground Friday on a 70,000 square-foot performing arts center. The facility will include an 850-seat auditorium as well as cl..
  • FEDERAL COURTS: Arab group sues U.S. over slow evacuations
    Robert Sedler, Wayne State University law professor, predicted a lawsuit filed against the Bush administration in Detroit federal court will die quickly. The national American-Arab Anti-Discriminati..
  • Oakland University hikes tuition 7.9 percent
    In a story about Oakland University's tuition hike, Wayne State is mentioned as likely to increase tuition 5.8 percent when the Board of Governors meet on Wednesday. Of Michigan's 15 universities, W..
  • Oakland University raises tuition: 7.97% increase awaits students in fall
    Oakland University joined 13 of Michigan\'s 15 public universities Monday by raising its tuition. On average, OU students will pay 7.97% more for tuition when they return this fall. Freshmen and sop..
  • Campus notes
    Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State awarded a scholarship to Arlen M. Lesatz of Battle Creek. Lesatz, A Wayne State senior in the EACPHS Mortuary Science program,..
  • Dropping a few sports at Rutgers, and putting pressure on Trenton
    Rutgers University announced last week that, beginning in the fall of 2007, it would eliminate six varsity sports: men's tennis, men's fencing, women's fencing, men's swimming and diving, men's heav..
  • Americans see trade schools as good options, says poll by association of for-profit colleges
    The Career College Association says that a public-opinion poll it recently commissioned found that many Americans consider for-profit colleges and trade schools a good alternative to traditional col..
  • New meters will take coins, cards
    The city of Detroit will install new parking meters around Wayne State \'s campus this week. The city is replacing existing meters with parking kiosks that serve up to 10 spaces. They will take any ..
  • Employment Struggles: Seeking a new course
    Wayne State is mentioned in an article about the recent trend of laid-off auto workers heading back to school, and how Michigan colleges and universities are aiding in their education. While college..
  • 3 candidates in Democratic primary
    An article about candidates for the state House in the Aug. 8 primary lists Joe Hawver, research associate at Wayne State , as a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 20th Michigan House Di..
  • DeWitt woman receives Wayne State scholarship
    Erika Nelson, a senior in the mortuary science program at Wayne State , was awarded the Gordon W. Rose Scholarship by the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The award recogniz..
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    Winnipeg resident Ashley King, a sophomore on the Wayne State women\'s hockey team, has received national scholar honors from the American Women\'s Hockey Coaches Association. The honor goes to hock..
  • Wayne State : Wealth divides L.A.
    According to a study by Wayne State University demographers, greater Los Angeles is the most economically segregated region in the U.S. The study, which is based on year 2000 census data, found that..
  • People
    The appointments column notes that Andrea Dickinson has been named executive vice president and chief of staff at Wayne State University .
  • Detroiter bids for federal tissue bank
    Randal Charlton, founder and CEO of Asterand, and TechTown CEO Howard Bell have been leading an effort to bring the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, a federal tissue bank, to Michigan . The pro..
  • Sphinx looking for young musicians
    Background information is provided about the Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute and Sphinx Overture programs hosted by Wayne State University's Department of Music. Enrollment is open for the 2006-2..
  • Paralyzed man hopes for results from experimental surgery
    The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, a part of Wayne State University, has announced plans to apply to the Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical trials of a medical procedure designed ..
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    Frederic Pearson, director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies here, was interviewed by Chuck Stokes on the "Spotlight on the News" program Sunday afternoon regarding the conflict in the Mi..
  • Think tank promotes arts as an economic draw
    The little-known Center for Arts and Public Policy at Wayne State is "the think tank you've never heard of," according to theatre critic Martin Kohn. "We do thinking about stuff that ought to be tho..
  • Legislature ready to wrap up budgets
    An AP story notes that state lawmakers hope to have an annual budget approved before they wrap up business in Lansing this week. The proposed budget would give a funding boost to Michigan public uni..
  • Jeep turns to bobblehead campaign
    Professor Hugh Cannon of the School of Business Administration commented on a new Chrysler Group television advertising campaign for its Jeep sport-utility vehicle. The spots feature bobble-head dol..
  • Orvie!, a new musical about segregationist Michigan mayor
    An article about a new musical on the life of former Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard mentions that the lyrist, David L. Good, is the author of a 1989 biography about Hubbard. Titled "Orvie, the Dicta..
  • State schools raise tuition
    Wayne State and Oakland Universities will be the last of Michigan 's 15 public universities to announce this year's tuition hikes. OU is expected to announce its increase on Monday, and WSU on Wedne..
  • Two Pointers play part in promoting health care
    The article mentions that two Grosse Pointe area woman who have Wayne State University ties will be special guests at the Sept. 21 Lifefeline Awards event hosted by thte WSU College of Nursing. They..
  • Composer wins Apple Award
    Columnist Sally Gerak writes about the annual Apple Award event held at the Masonic Temple . Sponsored by Wayne State University and the Nederlander Company, the award recognizes distinguished achie..
  • Richard Chasdi appeared on a special evening edition of "Flashpoint"
    Richard Chasdi, adjunct faculty member affiliated with the WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, appeared on a special evening edition of "Flashpoint" examining the conflict between Israel and ..
  • WSU stadium undergoes major renovation
    Wayne State's Adams Field is undergoing a major renovation that may give a boost to the recruiting of players for the football program. The university is installing FieldTurf, a synthetic playing su..
  • Our choices for Wayne County senators and representatives
    In an editorial announcing its choices for Wayne Country's representatives to the state House and Senate in the upcoming primary election, The News endorses Timothy Bledsoe, Wayne State professor of..
  • In Backdating Scandal, Wilson Sonsini Is Center Stage
    Wayne State law professor Peter Henning is quoted in an article about 32 Silicon Valley companies that are being investigated by the SEC for alleged backdating, whereby a company retroactively chang..
  • Student won\'t let cancer fight take his spirit
    A feature story discusses Wayne State University medical student Uzoma Azuh's fight to beat acute myeloid leukemia, a disease that forced the 22-year-old Detroiter to halt his studies to undergo tre..
  • Wayne State names new corporate, public affairs director
    The Wayne State University Office of Marketing and Communications this week named Francine R. Wunder director of corporate and public affairs. Wunder will be responsible for promoting the university..
  • People on the move
    Education: A brief notes that Wayne State's Office of Marketing and Communications has named Francine R. Wunder of West Bloomfield director of corporate and public affairs.
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    A brief in the "Twist" section notes that a seminar titled "Energy Policy and National Security: What the Automotive Industry Needs to Know" will be held today at Wayne State's Welcome Center from 6..
  • People making news
    A brief mentions that Wayne State's Law School named Sarah May associate director in its office of development and alumni affairs.
  • Oakland University joins degree program at MCC
    Following Gov. Jennifer Granholm's announcement of plans to explore the creation of a four-year university in Macomb County, Oakland University will be expanding its bachelor and graduate degree pro..
  • Democrats Propose Higher-Education Agenda, Including New Tuition-Tax Plan
    Democratic leaders unveiled a proposal on Wednesday aimed at reducing college-education costs and increasing the number of college graduates by one million in the next 10 years. The plan, which the ..
  • Local doctor recognized for role in breakthrough ADHD study
    Yousha Mirza, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Hospital of Michigan , received the 2006 Young Investigator Award from the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacology. He was lead..
  • Geologist really digs history
    John Zawiskie, adjunct professor of geology at Wayne State and staff geologist at Cranbrook Institute of Science, is featured in this column by Bill McGraw. Zawiskie, who received his undergraduate ..
  • Detroit revives as riots become ancient history
    In this article about how recent renovations and developments in downtown Detroit have helped to bury the memory of the 1967 riots, J.B. Peabody, who is renovating Mid-Med Lofts, mentions that Wayne..
  • Coffee at Ten
    Wendy Evans, adjunct curator of art history at Wayne State and at the Detroit Institute of Arts, will give a 10 a.m., July 25, presentation titled "Plien Air Precedents: Out of Doors, Into the Light..
  • Tuition increases strap state students
    In an editorial, the newspaper questions announced tuition increases at several of Michigan 's public universities. While acknowledging that universities are facing cost pressures, The News' editors..
  • How a university's patents may limit stem-cell research
    The U.S. Senate is expected to approve a measure to broaden federally funded research on embryonic stem cells. But some government officials and scientists say the strict limits imposed by the Bush ..
  • Hot and bothered: Most menopausal women seek treatment for hot flashes and learn to cope
    In a piece about the symptoms of menopause, as well as various treatments and coping methods, Wayne State researchers were acknowledged for conducting a study which concluded that a slight rise in w..
  • Majority of college students carry credit cards
    A story by the Associated Press points out that more than half of college students in the country have at least one credit card that is billed to them and about a quarter of these students have used..
  • TRAINS IN TRANSIT: People Mover rides high
    Kami Pothukuchi, Wayne State associate professor of urban planning, commented about the recent revenue boom generated by the People Mover. She said a transit system is essential for Detroit to grow ..
  • Dean Paula Wood on WLR\'s Frank Beckmann show
    Paula Wood, dean of Wayne State's College of Education, is a scheduled guest on Frank Beckmann's morning show today which airs from 9-11:30 a.m. weekdays. Wood will be discussing the State Board of ..
  • Tuition sting to hurt less this fall
    Tuition hikes in Michigan are expected to be much lower this year, as a result of the 3 percent average increase in state funding that colleges and universities are getting. Michigan State Universit..
  • MSU tuition to rise 5.9 percent
    The Michigan State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 5.9 percent increase for in-state undergraduates and 6.9 percent for out-of-state undergrads. Combined with housing, it will co..
  • State: Expand college options
    Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Monday two efforts aimed at increasing access to higher education in Macomb County. She created a 15-member panel to assess the need for expanding options for po..
  • U-M woos superstar professors
    The University of Michigan is engaged in a campaign to woo top faculty to its teaching and research ranks. U-M officials are increasing the number of endowed chair positions, allocating money for re..
  • People
    Patricia Brown has been appointed chief of internal medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital . She remains associate professor of medicine in the WSU School of Medicine.
  • Teacher grading system fails its goals
    Wayne State University College of Education Dean Paula Wood opined about the State Board of Education's plan to "grade" state colleges of education. Agreeing that such programs should be held accoun..
  • Colleges ease up on tuition increases
    Leaders at Michigan State University are expected to increase tuition today by "single digits," compared to last year's 13.5 percent increase, and University of Michigan leaders said its Board of Re..
  • Wayne State spending $200,000 on billboards, study for Macomb
    Wayne State last week launched a billboard campaign in Macomb County as the first step to increasing its presence in the county. WSU is spending about $200,000 on the campaign and a feasibility stud..
  • 'Less contentious' budget set to pass
    Wayne State University is noted as potentially receiving a 2.5 percent increase as part of the state's 2007 budget. The package includes an overall 3 percent increase in operations for community col..
  • No place like home
    Ann Stacks, director of the infant mental health program at Wayne State University's Merrill-Palmer Institute for Child and Family Development, offers tips for parents hunting for a house. Although ..
  • Project aims to diversify Warren
    Wayne State University and The International Institute of Metro Detroit will be offering English as a second language and citizenship classes in Warren if Gov. Jennifer Granholm approves a $100,000 ..