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    News releases from September 2006

  • 48 Hours: TODAY
    Detroit rapper Obie Trice will lead a panel discussion on the hip-hop culture at noon today at Wayne State University . Other speakers include producer Nick Speed, WHTD-FM's Sean Anthony, and Adam G..
  • Have you seen Wayne State football lately?
    A front page teaser talks about how Detroit's best-kept secret is Wayne State University football games - they're cheap and fun and affordable. Admission is $5 ($3 for kids) and the parking is fre..
  • GO GREEN! GO GOLD! Wayne State football games are the best-kept secret in the state
    This major story highlights the Wayne State University football team, which is having its best season since 1979. It is noted how affordable the games are, especially if one can't afford tickets to ..
  • GVSU puts win streak on the line against Wayne St.
    The story focuses on how Wayne State University's "upstart" football team is unbeaten in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, along with Grand Valley State University and Northwood U..
  • NMU volleyball beats Warriors
    The Northern Michigan University volleyball team beat Wayne State University 3-0 (30-20, 30-18, 30-26) on Sept. 29. WSU hit .061 in the game. Miranda Robison had 13 kills for WSU.
  • IN OUR OPINION: Sadly, too few residents take time to vote
    An editorial urging readers to take their voting duty seriously mentions the various elective positions up for grabs in the state in the November election. Included are two seats to be filled on the..
    A photo of the Women About Town exhibit at the reopening of the Detroit Historical Museum mentions that the interactive display shows how clothes evolved in the 20th century. Some of the garments fe..
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Confidence mounts for Wayne State
    Wayne State's Warriors will be meeting the top-ranked team in Division II football this Saturday - undefeated Grand Valley State. This year, Wayne State is 3-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athle..
  • Clear as a Bell -- Wayne State is on rise
    Warrior running back Joique Bell is profiled in this story that chronicles his career at WSU that has led to him becoming one of the nation's best Division II rushers. "We saw a kid that's a great a..
  • Civil Rights Summit allows leaders, policy makers to craft plan of action
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm, along with several Michigan civil rights leaders, spoke at Wayne State University on Mar. 27 to discuss the status of civil rights in the state and to create a strategic plan..
  • E2Detroit offers distinguished speakers, hands-on workshops
    The E2Detroit entrepreneurism and excellence workshop at Wayne State next week is highlighted in this story. The agenda includes association and academic experts such as Wayne State University Presi..
  • Business tops Supreme Court docket
    Stephen Calkin, Wayne State law professor and former Trade Commission attorney, discusses the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court following last year's conservative bench appointments, especially ..
  • People on the Move: Medical
    George Mogill, a family physician in Detroit and clinical professor in Wayne State's department of family medicine, received the exemplary teaching award from the American Academy of Family Physicia..
  • Friday, Saturday conference will educate premeds
    Wayne State University will be participating in the two-day Region 5 Premedical Conference at Central Michigan University Sept. 29-30. More than 250 premedical students will learn what they need to ..
  • Catch zoo\'s last culture fest of year
    Fraternity and sorority students from Wayne State University and Oakland University will be on hand to perform step routines during the Detroit Zoo's free African American Festival on Saturday. Zoo ..
  • Best Bets: Panel talks hip-hop, death on Saturday
    Detroit rappers Obie Trice and Trick Trick lead a panel discussion on prophecy and death in hip-hop culture at noon Saturday at Wayne State University\'s UGL Auditorium. Other speakers during the fr..
  • Federal college plan could spell disaster
    An editorial suggests that Education Secretary Margaret Spellings\' proposals to make college more affordable and accessible are well-intentioned -- but they could turn into a bureaucratic nightmare..
  • 'Drive Safely to Wayne State ' campaign to run Oct. 9-11
    Wayne State University faculty, staff and students are less likely to be involved in a traffic accident than in the past, according to data compiled by the WSU Transportation Research Group (WSU-TRG..
  • Conference to explore issues facing urban children Sept. 28-29
    The Wayne State University Children's Bridge and Children's Hospital of Michigan will host the second biennial Children's Conference Sept. 28-29. The article gives details of the conference and spea..
  • Non-profit or Community Based Advocacy and Legal Products
    Brief profile on the Wayne State University Law School. The WSU Law School provides services in the areas of litigation, administrative law and transactional work through the following clinics: Free..
  • College Night 2006 Oct. 16 At KVCC
    Representatives from more than 100 colleges - including Wayne State University - are expected to take part in the 2006 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night on Oct. 16 at Kalamazoo Valley Communi..
  • Law school hosts reunions for classes of '66, '76, '86, & '96
    Wayne State University Law School is inviting alumni from the classes of 1966, 1976, 1986, and 1996 to a class reunion on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Law School . Details and contact information are p..
  • Wayne State's Mogill wins teaching award
    George Mogill, clinical professor in the WSU Department of Family Medicine, will receive the Exemplary Teaching Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. A family p..
  • Wayne State's Mogill wins teaching award
    George Mogill, a clinical professor of family medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, received the exemplary teaching award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Wayne State gets awards, cash savings from IT innovations
    Wayne State University earned national recognition twice in the past year for innovation in the application of information technology. Developing procedures to identify and document functional proce..
  • Plymouth man is Wayne State associate vice president of development
    David W. Ripple has been named associate vice president of development and alumni affairs for Wayne State University. "David Ripple's extensive fund-raising experience will be of significant assista..
  • Kannan and Karmanos group find success with in vitro dendrimer drug therapy
    Polymers, particularly dendrimers, hold promise for treating many types of illnesses according to recent findings from Michigan researchers. Rangaramanujam Kannan, associate professor of chemical en..
  • Moving on
    Michael Mirto has joined Wayne State University as a major gifts officer for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He formerly worked in development for Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Ce..
  • DESIREE COOPER: For those in the dark, an education shines
    Desiree Cooper dedicated her column to the United Nations panel discussion on global literacy that was held at Wayne State University on Tuesday. A panel of women participated as part of the United ..
  • Children\'s Conference opening day
    Both media outlets provided coverage of the opening day of the Children\'s Conference hosted by Wayne State University and Children\'s Hospital of Michigan. The two-day conference titled "Promoting ..
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    WDET reporter Noah Ovshinsky covered the Richard C. Van Dusen Forum on Urban Issues held at Wayne State yesterday. Excerpts of keynote speaker Alex Polikoff's speech aired during the morning news to..
  • Wayne State program seeks high school students interested in engineering
    Wayne State's College of Engineering Training Institute (HSETI) is seeking to increase the number of high school students participating in the program which is designed to help students hone their s..
  • Key to HP\'s credibility in hands of new lawyers
    Wayne State Law Professor Peter Henning says one of the keys to repairing Hewlett-Packard\'s credibility with the public following a controversial hunt for news leaks is their legal counsel, Morgan,..
  • Business & Professional Memos
    Steven M. Davidoff has joined the faculty of Wayne State's Law School as an assistant professor. He will teach corporate law, securities law and economics.
  • Top Trumpeter Here
    The Wayne State University Department of Music will welcome Fall 2006 Artist in Residence Walter White to campus Oct. 2-8 and Nov. 21-28. He will be performing in the Schaver Music Recital Hall. Whi..
  • WSU Slates First-Ever Golden Jubilee Reunion Oct. 13
    Wayne State University alumni from 1956 and earlier will become members of the Alumni Golden Circle during the alumni association's first-ever Golden Jubilee Reunion on Friday, Oct. 13.
  • Colleges face wave of change
    Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced plans Tuesday to recommend changes on her own and start building support for some of the more sweeping ideas that evolved from her higher education c..
  • U-M flunks history teaching test; students don\'t grasp concepts
    The University of Michigan has failed to help its students better understand American history, politics and government, according to a report released Tuesday. In fact, students surveyed at the univ..
  • Wayne State, DMC to return to table
    Wayne State's School of Medicine Dean Robert Mentzer and DMC President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Duggan have agreed to resume formal negotiations in talks scheduled for Thursday and Friday. T..
  • Parents give special ed failing grade
    Gerald Oglan, assistant dean of teacher education at Wayne State's College of Education, commented in a story about teacher preparation for special-needs children. According to Michigan's Department..
  • CMU, EMU unsettled, battered at QB
    Wayne State's football team will host Grand Valley State, the No. 1 team in Division II, Saturday. Pregame festivities, which include a concert by the Mega 80's at 11:15 a.m. Game kickoff is 12:10 p..
  • Did e-Mail use cause a disconnect for HP
    In an opinion piece, Wayne State Law Professor Peter J. Henning chronicles the Hewlett-Packard scandal, noting that lawyering by email can be dangerous because email often contains random thoughts, ..
  • NextEnergy - A year in review
    Wayne State is credited as one of the partners helping NextEnergy land a significant United States Department of Energy grant to build the National Biofuel Energy Lab. The biofuel technology develop..
  • Job fair focuses on energy industry
    Wayne State has partnered with other colleges and universities to develop the first Energy Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Lawrence Technological University. The Energy Job Fair will provide employ..
  • Biological pioneers conference set
    The Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference is scheduled on Oct. 20-22 at Wayne State. The bioneers (biological pioneers) join those interested in ecological restoration, human health, social justic..
  • Lusardi honored by WSU
    Marion Lusardi, director of the Chesterfield Township Library, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award from the Wayne State University Library and Information Sci..
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    WDET provided coverage of the United Nations panel discussion on global literacy hosted by Wayne State University on Sept. 26. Reporter Lorraine Chavis interviewed panelists who examined issues rela..
  • Former WSU president honored
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid and the board of governors dedicated the William Rea Keast Memorial Commons on Sept. 11. Named in honor of Wayne State's fifth president (1965-1971), K..
  • GVSU football looking to hit on all cylinders
    Wayne State's football team is noted as an up-and-coming team as they take on undefeated Grand Valley State University Saturday. The Warriors are 3-1 overall, joining Grand Valley and 14th-ranked No..
  • GLIMA members get free admission to E2Detroit 2006
    GLIMA members statewide must register in advance to obtain free admission to the 2006 E2Detroit entrepreneurial seminar at Wayne State University on Oct. 5-6. Among the guests are Paul Glantz, CEO o..
  • Secretary of Education will propose more U.S. aid for students and a database to track their progress in college
    U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was expected to lay out in a speech Tuesday an action plan calling for the creation of a database to track college students' academic progress. The spe..
  • Jay Butler returns to airwaves with Saturday blues program
    Veteran Detroit radio personality Jay Butler has joined WDET-FM and is hosting a blues show called '"Jay's Place," Saturday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight. Butler has been on the air nearly five d..
  • Wayne State College of Nursing to honor health care heroes
    Six Michigan health advocates will be honored as recipients of the Wayne State University College of Nursing's "LifeLine Awards," Sept. 21. Hosted by the college's Nursing Board of Visitors, the Lif..
  • Wayne State joins Detroit computer dispatch system
    This item, a follow-on to an entry in yesterday's report, offers more information on the WSU Police Department's new dispatch equipment. The department has transferred computer-assisted dispatch ope..
  • Meet Crain's 40 Under 40, Class of 2006
    Among persons profiled in this special section are several with Wayne State ties. They are Richard Bernstein, 32, attorney with the Law Offices of Samuel Bernstein in Farmington Hills and member of ..
  • CIO of the Year: John Crary
    A write-up on the magazine's CIO of the Year, John Crary of Lear Corp, mentions that he has participated for five years in a computer camp at Wayne State University . The camp takes inner-city stude..
  • $500,000 award to be used for women's advancement
    The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,858 to Wayne State to establish a three-year program to improve career advancement opportunities for women engineers and scientists in academia. It w..
  • Career fair held Oct. 26
    Engineering students from seven local colleges and universities, including Wayne State , will take part in the Energy Job Fair at Lawrence Technological University 's Southfield campus on Oct. 26. N..
  • Panel discussion at Wayne examines 'Hip Hop' culture
    Wayne State will host a panel discussion on "Hip Hop - the Voice of a Prophetic Generation," Sept. 30, noon-2 p.m. Panelists include artists Obie Trice and Trick Trick. Contact information is pro..
  • Canada complicit in Haiti violence
    An article in this Web newsletter for a human rights organization takes the Canadian government to task for its handling of intervention in Haiti 's civil conflict. The article mentions that Canada..
  • Wayne State University: Conference to explore kids' wellness
    Wayne State University will host a two-day conference on the lives of urban children on Sept. 28-29. The theme will be "Promoting the Well-Being of Children and Youth in Urban America: Best Practice..
  • Channel 56 to offer series on race
    "Bridging the Racial Divide," the first in a series of prime-time telecasts on race relations in Metro Detroit debuts Tuesday, Sept. 26, on WTVS-TV (Channel 56) with radio simulcasts on WDET-FM and ..
  • Wayne State implements new radio system
    The Wayne State University Police Department has installed a new radio system in the 800 megahertz band. Funded by a federal grant, the new capability makes WSU police dispatch a fully functional ba..
  • Legal People
    A brief bio on E. Powell Miller, founder of the law firm that bears his name, mentions that he is a 1986 WSU Law School graduate who currently serves on the school's Board of Visitors. Miller has be..
  • Library director wins award
    Marion Lusardi, director of the Chesterfield Township Library, will receive the 2006 Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award from the Wayne State University Library and Information Sci..
  • Robison fits into Wayne State roster
    A feature story on Miranda Robison, who played volleyball for two seasons at Kellogg Community College , notes that she transferred to Wayne State University this season and has started in all 11 ga..
  • Give Michigan nurses the right to write
    Basim Dubaybo, assistant dean of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Barbara Redman, dean of the WSU School of Nursing, are the writers of a gu..
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    Professor Linda Lewandowski of the College of Nursing did a live telephone interview with WWJ Sunday afternoon regarding the upcoming conference on "Promoting the Well-Being of Children and Youth in..
  • NEWS IN A MINUTE: Wayne County
    DETROIT: Wayne State to host UN panel on girls schooling A panel discussion on "The Education of Girls in the Developing World" will be held from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the W..
  • Ford has to focus again on its cars
    In an opinion piece, WSU history professor Charles Hyde examines why the Detroit automakers, particularly the Ford Motor Co., have lost market share to offshore companies. He opines that U.S. compan..
  • Shelving her own books
    Karen White-Owens, a Wayne State sociology program graduate who teaches writing at the university, is also a novelist. Her books are realistic romance novels focusing on positive relationships betwe..
  • FIVE THINGS: About a woman on the move
    Internships often lead to job opportunities. Just ask Jaymie Woods, 32. While working on her master's degree in human resources at Wayne State , Woods served an internship at Marathon Oil Company's ..
  • Grosse Pointe Park man gives $7 million for student science studies
    Former Wayne State University chemistry professor Paul Schaap has donated $7 million to Hope College , his alma mater. The money will fund student research projects and pay for a science building co..
  • NEWS IN A MINUTE: Macomb County
    CLINTON TOWNSHIP: Learn about degree possibilities Oct. 15 Prospective college students can learn more about programs offered at Wayne State University , among other colleges and universities, by..
  • Charters go back to basics
    A feature on Bill Cooper, chairman and CEO of TCF Financial Corp., mentions that he earned an accounting degree from Wayne State University in 1967. The article focuses on the assistance Cooper and ..
  • Ready to rumble
    Ed Smith, former head of the black theater studies program at Wayne State University , has been named artistic director for the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth , TX .
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    Thomas Killion, associate professor and chair of the Anthropology Department, was interviewed on the Warren Pierce show about his current dig at the Detroit Row House site, a historic landmark near ..
  • Dispute may cripple WSU med school
    Dr. Robert Mentzer, dean of the WSU School of Medicine, and Mike Duggan, CEO of The Detroit Medical Center, will meet Sept. 25 in an effort to resolve a contract dispute between the two entities. If..
  • Macomb County growth slows, yet still strong
    An article about Macomb County population growth quoted a Wayne State researcher. \"Macomb County has wide tracts of land that are easy to develop; they don\'t have natural hindrances,\" said Jason ..
  • Sexton star signs with Wayne State
    Lendyn Davis, a 2006 Sexton High School alumnus, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wayne State University .
  • WSU Students Begin Archaeological Dig
    A Wayne State University class has begun excavating a worker's row house built in 1849 in southwest Detroit . The object of the archaeological dig is to learn more about how the lives of working cla..
  • Meeting finds support for 4-year university in Macomb County
    More than 50 people attended the first of five public hearings on Sept. 21 to discuss the possibility of establishing a 4-year college in Macomb County. Lt. Gov. John Cherry, who was present, showed..
  • NEWS IN A MINUTE: Macomb and the Pointes
    Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State's Law School, will address the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative - an affirmative action program that will be on the ballot in November - in Grosse Pointe on Oct. 3...
  • Richard Caleal: Auto designer was a trend setter
    Shamel Rushwin, a Wayne State University engineering professor, called Ford Motor Co. executive Richard Caleal "an extraordinary talent who certainly had a profound impact on the automotive industry..
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    Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology (IOG) was mentioned during Bob Allison's program. The IOG is sponsoring a conference titled "Professional Development - publishing,\" at the Freer..
  • Events
    Wanda Gu's "Reflections" at Wayne State University at 480 W. Hancock in Detroit . The artwork will be on display through Nov. 3, Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. -..
  • 'Promoting Well-Being of Children in Urban America' Sept. 28-29
    Wayne State University Children's Bridge and Children's Hospital of Michigan will host the second biennial Children's Conference, Sept. 28-29, at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. Sponsored i..
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    Wayne State's TRiO Educational Opportunity Center representatives were in-studio guests on "Coco, Foolish and Mr. Chase in the Morning." Maxine Hudgins, university counselor assistant, and Delta J. ..
  • These people really dig history
    Wayne State's Department of Anthropology and the Workers Row House Committee of Greater Corktown Development Corp. will host an event to launch the beginning of a "dig" project beneath an historical..
  • Amy Goodman here
    WDET 101.9 FM will present Amy Goodman in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at the Hilberry Theatre. Host of "Democracy Now!," heard on WDET weekdays at 11 a.m., Goodman comes to Detroit with her ..
  • U.S. scientists say Caspian Sea radioactive elements' level normal
    Scientists from GIANAS and Wayne State University have studied the radioactive elements in the Caspian Sea and found that the Caspian Sea is normal. Such elements may harm nutrients, however, there ..
  • Wayne State runner stars
    Wayne State redshirt freshman running back Joique Bell had set a school record by rushing for 318 yards on 26 carries in a 35-31 victory against Mercyhurst. Bell also set the school record for all-p..
  • Affirmative Action
    A brief notes that Law School Dean Frank Wu will speak about the importance of preserving affirmative action in Michigan on Sept. 24 at Central United Methodist Church in Detroit. Contact informatio..
  • WSU dance faculty
    A brief mentions the "Faculty & Friends" Dance Concert scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, at the dance studio in Old Main. Ticket and contact information is provided.
  • Hip Hop fest at WSU
    Project: A.R.T. will present the second annual ZigiDeeBooM Hip Hop Fest on Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon-8 p.m. on the Wayne State University campus. This year's theme is "The Sound of Peace" in an effo..
  • Theatre season waiting in the wings
    An extensive article highlights the Hilberry Theatre's season of productions. A photo of cast members from "Private Lives" opening Oct. 6 is included.
  • Motor City Journal: Scene from above
    Columnist Bill McGraw writes about the unusual hobby of Dr. Mitchell Dombrowski, professor in the WSU School of Medicine and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at St. John Hospital in Detroit . Domb..
  • Feeling pain in work zone
    This article about a median construction project on Livernois in northwest Detroit mentions that studies by Wayne State University , the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and AAA found high ..
  • Briefly
    Susan Whitall's column on radio in Detroit notes that WDET-FM has added veteran R&B disc jockey Jay Butler to its schedule. "Jay's Place" airs from 9 p.m.-midnight Saturdays.
  • Jay Butler to host show on WDET
    Jay Butler's new blues show on WDET is mentioned at the top of Crain's "Briefly" column. Butler most recently was program director at WQBH-AM, which changed its format and call letters in 2004.