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    News releases from August 2006

  • Fighting Back
    This online newsletter on occupational safety and health quotes Dr. Steve Geiringer of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in an article about back injuries. He points out that th..
  • All that jazz and more
    An article about the Detroit International Jazz Festival this weekend mentions that the Wayne State University Jazz Big Band will play at the event.
  • Lenders delay student loan consolidations
    Undergraduate and graduate students across the country rushed to consolidate their federal student loans this spring and summer in order to lock in lower interest payments before higher rates took e..
  • Tying state aid to student counts not 'radical'
    In a letter to the editor, Jack McHugh, legislative analyst with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, takes exception to a previous commentator who calls the center's idea for tying state universi..
  • WSU scholarships set
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University recently awarded scholarships to Beth L. Drittiler and Louise Funke of Redford .
  • Newsmakers: WSU scholars
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University recently awarded scholarships recognizing academic achievement and outstanding leadership to Carrie A. Cabadas ..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute offers fall 2006 session
    The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University is now accepting applications for the fall session scheduled on three consecutive Tuesdays in October. The DOI offers a historical p..
  • Mexican American Legal Defense Fund president to speak at Law School
    John Trasvina, interim president and general counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, will speak at the Wayne State University Law School at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 on "Legal Issues..
  • Income slides: Mich. dips below U.S. median for 1st time
    Professor Charles K. Hyde, an economic historian at Wayne State University, commented in a front page story about Michigan's declining economy. The income of the typical Michigan household fell belo..
  • Column: Readers have had it with workplace bullying
    A column for Booth Newspapers discusses workplace bullying and the challenge facing employers as they determine why it is happening and how it can be effectively stopped. Columnist Sharon Emery refe..
  • MCC establishes alternative fuel program, symposium
    Macomb Community College announced the formation of the Center for Alternative Fuels, based at the Robert E. Turner Advanced Technology Center on Macomb\'s South Campus in Warren. Under the program,..
  • Scouting the small colleges
    Wayne State's football program is reviewed along with the colleges and universities comprising the GLIAC conference. Warrior senior WR Nick Body is ranked second in the league in receptions (67) in ..
  • Student housing gets a little religion
    A growing housing trend at college campuses across the country is church-sponsored dorms, a movement fueled by a rising interest in religion and spirituality among college students and a push by cam..
  • OU deal avoids a walkout by faculty
    A last-minute agreement Tuesday evening at Oakland University avoided a teacher walkout today, the first day of classes for students at the campus. Under the three-year deal, which is tentative requ..
  • On-campus vision could boost Detroit
    A front-page Wayne State story focuses on the university's housing and its contribution to the vitality and economy of Detroit . "There's a powerful multiplier effect," said Tammy Carnrike, chief op..
  • Walking to city health
    This special Crain's magazine, titled "Living and Investing in the D," has an article focusing on how to get people in urban areas to walk more. Wayne State is mentioned among institutions and compa..
  • Are newcomers redlined?
    A story examining whether executives and professionals who move to the Detroit area are steered to homes in the suburbs rather than in Detroit mentions Wayne State 's Detroit Orientation Institute, ..
  • MCC opens Center for Alternative Fuels
    Wayne State University and Macomb Community College are partners in a National Science Foundation grant supporting the creation of an integrated education and industrial-based training program at MC..
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    WDIV reporter Roger Weber profiled Wayne State University graduate Viveka Borum, a past recipient of the prestigious David D. Henry Award and instructor in the university's Math Corps program. Borum..
  • People making news
    Dr. Michael Cher has been appointed by the Wayne State University School of Medicine as chairman of the Department of Urology and Dr. Suzanne White as chairwoman of the Department of Emergency Medic..
  • Briefly
    An item on the entertainment page notes that national radio host and author Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!", heard on WDET-FM weekdays, will be at WSU's Hilberry Theatre at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Th..
  • Warriors playing five senior in 2006-07
    Head women's tennis coach Sheila Snyder is looking for senior leadership this season from a WSU squad that features five seniors along with a junior, a sophomore and a freshman. The team finished la..
  • Online courses fuel growth in colleges' continuing education programs, survey finds
    Online course enrollments now account for about a fifth of all continuing- and professional-education enrollments at colleges and universities, according to a Eduventures, a research and consulting ..
  • Golf outing to honor late Grosse Pointe woman
    A golf outing in memory of Lara Rutan will be held Sept. 11 in Macomb Township . The event will raise money for a scholarship in the physician's assistant program at Wayne State University . Rutan, ..
  • Party slates: WSU Board of Governors
    A sidebar accompanying a story on the the Michigan Republican and Democratic Conventions lists the candidates for the WSU Board of Governors. On the Democratic ticket are incumbent Eugene Driker and..
  • Parties play blame game
    An opinion piece about various aspects of the state Democratic and Republican Conventions mentions that since 1970 the Democratic Party has nominated at least one African American for one of the fou..
  • Democrats choose Williams for AG, Sabaugh for secretary of state
    An AP article about nominees named at the Michigan Democratic Party Convention in Detroit last weekend notes that candidates were chosen for the boards at Wayne State, Michigan State and the Univers..
  • Carol Cain: Detroit designer likes his garage start-up
    A feature on Ronald Waters, founder of a Detroit start-up company that consults on industrial and product design services, includes comments from Edward King in the School of Business Administration..
  • People
    The appointment of Dr. Michael Cher as chair of the Urology Department and Dr. Suzanne White as chair of the Emergency Medicine Department, both in the WSU School of Medicine, is noted. Biographical..
  • Speakers to commemorate literacy day at university
    A brief mentions that Wayne State will celebrate International Literacy Day Sept. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the Law School 's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. Contact information is provided.
  • Detroit honors Mahaffey legend
    Dr. Herbert Smitherman, Wayne State's School of Medicine, reminisced about his association with Maryann Mahaffey during a public memorial held Aug. 26 at the Detroit Opera House. Smitherman recalled..
  • WSU professor interviewed on \"Michigan Matters\"
    Professor Edward King, director of Small Business Services in the School of Business Administration was interviewed by Carol Cain, host of the "Michigan Matters" program, regarding various aspects o..
  • Health care: Created unequal
    A story picked up from the Detroit Free Press about disparities in health care between poorer and more affluent population areas mentions that separate federally funded projects at Wayne State are u..
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    A story about an Israeli entrepreneur who fled the United States recently to avoid prosecution for scheming to manipulate his U.S. company's stock options includes a comment by WSU law professor Pet..
  • Monique Lewis and Iris Alao: Dreams of a Xavier degree still alive
    A feature about two Xavier University students who fled New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina last year, mentions that they took classes at Wayne State when Xavier closed temporarily. They returne..
  • Republicans, Democrats focus on economy at state conventions
    Michigan's economy was an overriding theme at both the Republican and Democratic state party conventions Saturday. The article notes that the Republican Party nominated John Akouri and Andrew McLemo..
  • Karmanos spreads word with ad blitz
    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is blanketing metro Detroit with a $1 million advertising campaign designed to help the institution compete in the region's health care market. Until now, t..
  • New field brings new attitude to Wayne State
    This preseason feature on the Wayne State University football team leads with. . . "Since Wayne State University officials and donors pumped more money into the football program this year, players f..
  • Brownstown man aide to governor
    A feature story on Brownstown Township resident Larry Arreguin, who is an adviser to Gov. Jennifer Granholm's office for Southeast Michigan, notes that he has a bachelor's degree in public affairs f..
  • Formula SAE Italy
    This newsletter, called Energy Efficient Motorsport, carries an item about an energy-efficient race car competition in Italy , Sept. 7-10, that will include an entry from Wayne State University , th..
  • A Global Manhunt for Stock Option Fugitive
    Peter J. Henning, Wayne State law professor and a specialist in white-collar crime, commented about the government's widening investigation into the alleged stock option manipulation activities at C..
  • Ballot confusion
    Two measures proposed for this year\'s ballot in Michigan appear to be in direct conflict. One would automatically give school districts, universities, and community colleges enough money each year ..
  • U. of California will provide up to 3,000 books a day to Google for scanning, contract states
    Two months after the University of California (U-C) begins its book-digitization project with Google, the university may provide the search company with 3,000 books a day for scanning. U-C is joinin..
  • Wayne State gets help with biotech startup
    The lead item in today's report highlights Wayne State and a Boston firm that specializes in early-stage university business ventures. The firm, Allied Minds, is partnering with Wayne State to estab..
  • Macomb Community College establishes alternative fuel program
    The Engineering Technology program at Wayne State partnered with Macomb Community College to develop an integrated education and industrial-based training program under a National Science Foundation..
  • College funding plan will hurt schools
    In an op-ed piece, Peter Eckstein, former economist for the Michigan AFL-CIO, contends that a new proposal to change the way Michigan funds its public universities would harm many of the institution..
  • Things look Grand for downtown South City
    A story about business development along Grand Avenue in San Francisco 's South Bay area includes a Wayne State University mention by the executive director of South City 's Chamber of Commerce, who..
  • The scandal of silence
    Diane Pawlowski, identified as a research anthropologist at Wayne State University , is the writer of an op-ed piece that is critical of lay persons in the Catholic Church who remained silent when t..
  • Federal report takes a closer look at student aid and the cost of attending college
    A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics says average tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates ranged from $2,000 at public two-year institutions to $18,400 at private fou..
  • Business & Professional Memos
    A brief notes that Francine R. Wunder has been named director of corporate and public affairs, in the Wayne State University Office of Marketing and Communications. She will be promoting the univers..
  • Orientation Institute now rolling
    The Detroit Orientation Institute at Wayne State University is accepting applications for the fall session scheduled for Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Other details and contact information are provided.
  • Judge in wiretap case under fire: Watchdog claims conflict of interest
    Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan foundation based in Washington, D.C., claims that Federal Judge, Anna Diggs Taylor, who struck down a government wiretap program last week, may have a conflict of inter..
  • Target awaits court ruling on new store
    Law Professor Jocelyn Benson commented about petition efforts by Southfield residents to overturn a decision by City Council to rezone an 11-acre property to accommodate a new Target store. Target i..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute offers fall program
    Wayne State's Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) is now accepting applications for the fall session scheduled on three consecutive Tuesdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31. The DOI, now in its 15th year of ope..
  • List reveals landmarks in lives of freshmen
    For most teens starting college this fall, disposable contact lenses have always been available, wars and revolutions have always been televised, and a stamp was rarely needed for communication. Bor..
  • DO IT! Help with hearing loss
    Lions Hearing Center (LHC) -- a partnership between the Lions service organization, the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University -- provides hearing tests and free hearing aids to eligible ..
  • Wayne State requiring engineering students to have computers
    A Detroit News story about WSU requiring laptops for engineering students (mentioned in this report yesterday) was picked up by the Associated Press and mentioned widely yesterday and today on news ..
  • What's coming up
    Chuck Bennett's society column mentions that the WSU College of Nursing LifeLine Awards program is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Ticket information and a contact number are gi..
  • Lawrence Tech launches a new Professional Development Center
    Lawrence Technological University is launching a new Professional Development Center to provide coaching, consulting and know-how on business acceleration. The focus of the unit will be to assist in..
  • Madonna adds MIS major
    Madonna University will start a new management information system program this fall. It is aimed at preparing students to meet the increased demand for IT jobs in the global marketplace.
  • Oakwood goal: Raise presence through specialties, affiliations
    Oakwood Healthcare System plans to expand its regional presence in a variety of ways, according to this article. President and CEO Gerald Fitzgerald said the Dearborn-based system plans to provide s..
  • Research Champions
    This article about a Sept. 16 fundraiser for Lou Gehrig's disease research mentions that one of the donors offering matching funds is James Hiller, CEO of Hiller's Markets. He also has supported res..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute sets October workshop dates
    An item on the "Briefly" page notes that the next Detroit Orientation Institute is set for Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Major speakers will be Jerome Vaughn, senior news editor at WDET-FM; Kurt Metzger, dire..
  • Anti-war activists to run in Michigan election
    Among candidates running on the Green Party's Michigan ticket this fall are several stop-the-war platform candidates, including Michael Merriweather, a Wayne State student who is running for a seat ..
  • Detroit News, Associated PressLaptops required at WSU: Engineering students must have computers, either by supplying own or leasing from college.
    Engineering students at Wayne State University will be required to buy or lease fully loaded laptops, as part of the university\'s new mandatory program. Mumtaz Usmen, chair of the Department of Civ..
  • Wayne State study finds younger truckers may buckle up a little less
    A \"recent direct observation study\" conducted by Wayne State\'s Transportation Research Group found that younger truckers may buckle up a little less than their older counterparts. During the stu..
  • Fighting workplace bullying
    Researchers estimate that between 10 percent and 30 percent of employees have been bullied at work. Bullies lower workplace morale, resulting in absenteeism, reduced productivity and high staff turn..
  • Treasury Bills Set for This Week
    A comprehensive listing of tax-exempt fixed-income issues scheduled for pricing this week includes the following item: \"Board of Governors of Wayne State University, Detroit, $54 million of general..
  • Students battle book prices
    As college students head back to campus, about 23 percent of them will turn to the Internet trying to beat bookstore prices, according to textbook-industry surveys, up from 16 percent in 2004. Stude..
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    Leonard Boehm, co-founder and associate director of WSU's Math Corps program, commented on the program during taped interview segments that ran at various times of the day on this all-news station.
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    Law professor Robert Sedler was interviewed during evening drive time Friday by John McCullough regarding last week's decision by a federal judge in Detroit that monitoring cell phone calls and e-ma..
  • Parting thought: A bright future lights the path
    A full-page photo showing Wayne State University students crossing a street appears on the back page of the \'Twist\' supplement. In this back-to-school issue the photo caption reads, \'Student gui..
  • NSA appeal going to conservative court: But 6th Circuit has mixed record, most say
    An Associated Press story about the National Security Agency\'s warrantless surveillance program being declared unconstitutional includes comments by Wayne State law professor Robert Sedler. \"It is..
  • Once highest-ranking woman in Army dies
    An obit on retired Maj. Gen. Kathryn George Frost, the highest-ranking woman in the Army when she retired last year, mentions that she earned a master's degree in counseling at Wayne State while on ..
  • People on the move
    Wayne State University\'s School of Medicine appointed two new department chairpeople: Michael Cher was named chairman of the department of urology, and Suzanne White was named chairwoman of the dep..
  • Kathryn Frost, once Army\'s highest-ranking woman, dead at 57
    Retired Maj. Gen. Kathryn George Frost, who was the highest ranking woman in the Army when she stepped down last year after a 31-year career, died Friday of breast cancer. She was 57. Frost was comm..
  • Challenge promised over ruling in spy case
    The Bush administration pledged to mount a legal challenge after a federal judge struck down a program that secretly intercepts the international phone calls and e-mails of thousands of people in th..
  • College of Education Dean Paula Wood was interviewed on WWJ
    College of Education Dean Paula Wood was interviewed by WWJ reporter Stephanie Davis regarding Wayne State's NewStart program. The program allows adults displaced by the transitional economy to go b..
  • Assisted living centers offer seniors freedom
    Cheryl Deep, director of communications at Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology, commented about the growing number of assisted living facilities changing the way of caring for the elderly. \"They..
  • ON CAMPUS: Wayne State University
    Matthew J. Landes, a mortuary science program graduate, recently received the Mary L. Williams Science Award from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State. The Eug..
  • Wayne State Admission
    Wayne State University will offer applicants on-site undergraduate admission decisions for the fall 2006 term during sessions scheduled for August 21-September 1. The sessions will be held in the un..
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    Law Professor Robert Sedler also commented on these television outlets about the federal judge's ruling that declared the National Security Agency\'s program of intercepting international phone call..
  • Cookie Cutter Education
    Michael Peterson, professor in the College of Education, commented about the challenges facing Michigan educators as they grapple with the state's new educational standards and the federal governmen..
  • Men arrested in Ohio cell phone case see paranoia over terrorism
    Two Arab-American men originally charged with supporting terrorism after buying large numbers of cell phones are planning to return to college this fall. Prosecutors in Ohio dropped the terror charg..
  • Softball team to have tryout in early September
    Wayne State University softball coach Gary Bryce announced today that all individuals interested in trying out for the 2006-07 Warrior softball squad must contact him by September 1st. Contact infor..
  • Chappelle\'s back
    Alicia Nails, director of Wayne State's Journalism Institute for Minorities, commented about controversial comedian Mike Chappelle who opted out of his highly successful show and a $50 million contr..
  • Law school announces new scholarship for student athletes
    The Wayne State University Law School has created a new scholarship from funds donated by William Davidson for students who played NCAA Intercollegiate or professionally-sanctioned sports. The Willi..
  • Bledsoe face Gaffney in state House race
    WSU political science professor Tim Bledsoe of Grosse Pointe says he's gearing up for "a David and Goliath struggle" this fall against incumbent state Rep. Ed Gaffney for the First District seat in ..
  • WSU to Honor Math Corps Students
    Wayne State's Math Corps, an intensive math study program for middle and high school students in the Detroit area, will honor this year\'s students at graduation ceremonies on Aug. 18. A grant from ..
  • WSU Law School Unveils Scholarship
    Wayne State's Law School has launched a new scholarship program for students who have played NCAA Intercollegiate or professionally sanctioned sports. The William Davidson Endowed Scholarship for St..
  • Motion for Lay to be opposed
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning commented about the federal government's intention to keep the late Enron founder Ken Lay's conviction in place. The lawyers representing Lay\'s es..
  • Go to college, see the world
    An editorial lauds a new graduation requirement at Goucher College in Towson, Md. requiring all students to study abroad at some point during their program. "Study abroad is no longer a matter of in..
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    Murray Feldman mentioned the Wayne State University Math Corps program on the early-morning news broadcast. He provided brief information and mentioned that the program is made possible by a donatio..
  • Toyota Foundation doubles size of Math Corps camp
    The Wayne State University Math Corps program will hold its graduation ceremony this Friday. The summer programs provide middle and high school students in the Detroit area with an intensive mathema..
  • Armor shouldn't be needed when dressing for success
    Loraleigh Keashly, director of the master of arts in dispute resolution program at Wayne State , is quoted in a Booth Newspapers article about bullies in the workplace. She pointed out that people s..
  • WSU psychologist finds communication is key to defusing workplace bullying
    A feature story examining research about workplace bullying includes comments from Loraleigh Keashly, director of the dispute resolution program at WSU. She says bullying in the workplace can be re..
  • Jump Start: Asked and Answered
    A profile about actor Ernie Hudson mentions that he studied acting as an undergrad at Wayne State before attending the Yale School of Drama and the University of Minnesota .
  • ACT exam scores rise
    The high school class of 2006 posted the biggest score increase on the ACT college entrance exam in 20 years and recorded the highest scores of any class since 1991. Average composite scores on the ..
  • WMU president fired as enrollment drop persists
    Western Michigan University trustees on Tuesday asked President Judith Bailey to step down because of unsatisfactory performance and breach of contract. Bailey was appointed in 2003 to increase enr..
  • $2 million for TRIO program
    Wayne State tops the list of seven higher education Institutions in Michigan that will receive funds through the federal TRIO Talent Search Program, which assists persons from disadvantaged backgrou..