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    News releases from October 2006

  • Dennis W. Archer Foundation awards $100,000 in scholarships
    Twenty-one students attending Wayne State University and Western Michigan University have been awarded $100,000 in scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year by The Dennis W. Archer Foundation. Ten ..
  • Wayne State honors health advocates at annual dinner
    Wayne State's College of Nursing, a nationally endowed and accredited research and academic program, recently hosted its sixth annual LifeLine Awards tribute and dinner. The LifeLine Awards honor me..
  • U.S.: Delphi deals phony
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning comments about the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) filing of fraud charges against nine Delphi executives - including CEO J.T. Batt..
  • Wayne State undergrads showcase top research projects
    Wayne State University\'s Office of Undergraduate Research will host the third annual Undergraduate Research Conference Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. T..
    Two letters to the editor focused on the Oct. 19 Detroit Jewish News story "Isolation Incitement," which referred to the anti-Israel rally held at Wayne State. Rhonda Miller Solomon wrote that she w..
  • State support for colleges fails to recover after recessions, affecting access, report says
    Even after states bounce back from economic recessions, access to higher education continues to suffer because appropriations for colleges and financial aid do not recover as quickly as the states\'..
  • State ed board and the WSU governors
    The newspaper endorses Eugene Driker and Debbie Dingell for the two open positions on the WSU Board of Governors. The article mentions that Driker says he realized the American dream thanks in part ..
  • Chemist to Lead Study of Titan's Moon
    A chemistry professor at the University of Hawaii is leading an international team of scientists studying the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's moon. Wayne State is among universities participating in t..
  • DCX Expands Hydrogen Campaign with New BP Station
    DaimlerChrysler recently donated its Mercedes-Benz A-Class F-Cell vehicle to Wayne State University to be used as a police vehicle to patrol the Detroit campus. It will also be used as a learning to..
  • Wayne State University partners with Wayne County Community College District to offer early admissions program
    Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) recently signed an agreement to form a partnership providing for an early admissions program between the two institutions. ..
  • Can this marriage be saved? Dispute highlights DMC's, WSU med school's differing paths, dependency on each other
    This extensive article chronicles the current relationship between Wayne State University's School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center. The more than 50-year-old relationship is at risk, acco..
  • DMC-WSU Timeline
    A companion piece about the DMC-WSU relationship includes a timeline of highlights between the institutions from 1955 to the present. The Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State's School of Medicine ..
  • Mary Kramer: DMC, WSU boards set an important meeting
    The boards of Wayne State University and The Detroit Medical Center will meet this week to discuss their current contract situation. Crain's publisher Mary Kramer wrote, "If Detroit loses its strong..
  • Time for an intervention
    Children's Hospital of Michigan trustee Jane Iacobelli responds to Mary Kramer's Crain's Detroit Business editorial titled "Board intervention needed at WSU-DMC," saying it is "absolutely correct." ..
  • 'Ignorant CEO' defense strategy is risky, experts says
    Legal experts say the "blame-the-underling/ignorant CEO" strategy is risky when CEOs try to pin crimes on their financial officers because CEOs are responsible for who works for them. If Tom Noe, wh..
  • GLITR Tech Calendar
    A calendar item notes that Wayne State's Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
  • Minority enrollment grew by more than 50% from 1993 to 2003, report says
    Minority-student enrollment at colleges and universities increased by 51 percent in the decade ending in 2003, an improvement driven by growth in the number of Hispanic and minority-female students,..
  • Endorsements for Election 2006
    The Arab American News is endorsing Casandra Ulbrich (Democrat), senior development director at Wayne State University, for the State Board of Education because "(her) deep understanding of educatio..
  • Fraser, Dingell recipients of annual Reuther award
    Douglas A. Fraser, president emeritus of the United Auto Workers, and Congressman John D. Dingell received the Reuther Humanitarian Award from Wayne State University Oct. 26. The award is named for ..
  • Wayne State hosts annual teen conference Thursday
    The Merrill-Palmer Institute at Wayne State University hosts its 23rd Metropolitan Teen Conference Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The conference will host 300 ninth and ..
  • Russ Gibb Splitting His Voting Ticket
    In a web-cam video, Russ Gibb - a retired teacher and former TV journalist/talk-show host best known for originating the "Paul McCartney is dead" hoax in 1969 - is endorsing Debbie Dingell (Demo..
  • He can run with anyone
    A feature article examines the remarkable life of Wayne State University Board of Governors member and attorney Richard Bernstein, 32, son of prominent attorney Sam Bernstein. Bernstein, who was bor..
  • ELECTION 2006 - AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A lot at stake if ban is passed
    As the election nears and voters will be considering Proposal 2 - banning affirmative action programs - Wayne State alumni offer testimonies about the importance of affirmative action to their l..
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    Members of Wayne State's Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Department appeared on "The Young Effect," hosted by Coleman A. Young, Jr. IS participants highlighted outreach efforts by IS to the United A..
  • CAROL CAIN: Landing that one big client may not lead to happy ending
    There may be a disadvantage to a small business if it lands a big client. Ed King, director of small business services at Wayne State University, says there are times when an increase in sales can b..
  • THIS WEEK IN MICHIGAN: A state Senate first
    On Nov. 4, 1952, Cora Brown became the first African-American woman to win a seat as a state senator not only in Michigan, but also in the nation. An alumna of Fisk University and Wayne State Univer..
  • Faith & charity
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, will speak at a new support group for adult children caring for elderly parents at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at..
  • Campus credits
    Amanda Pressotto of Wayne State's women's tennis team performed at No. 1 singles, posting an 8-5 record through her first 13 singles matches. She has eight wins in doubles play. Stephanie Van Tuyl p..
  • NMU continues dive, Tech still soaring
    Northwood University's Antonie Ivy ran for four touchdowns in the Oct. 28 game against Wayne State University, where Northwood beat WSU 48-34. WSU's Joique Bell carried 30 times for 179 yards and to..
  • Photo exhibit will show "unembedded" side of Iraq
    Two award-winning photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, who have collectively spent 18 months in Iraq, will give a presentation called "Unembedded: Independent Photojournalism in Iraq" o..
  • Community Calendar
    Tuesday, 11/14, 6 p.m. The Detroit Council on World Affairs will host Ambassador Afif Safieh, Palestinian representative to the United States. Safieh\'s lecture, "Palestine: How to Recapture the H..
  • Pastors endorse, list concerns
    The Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors released the names of candidates they believe address issues of concern to the Black clergy in the Nov. 7 General Election. Included on the endorsement list we..
  • Coaches campaign against Proposal 2
    Several Michigan-based college coaches - including Wayne State University men's basketball coach David Greer - plan to campaign against Proposal 2, which would ban some affirmative action progra..
  • Area sports in brief
    The Grand Valley State University women's tennis team beat Wayne State University 5-2. WSU (7-6, 4-5) dropped into the losers bracket semifinals. Dee Mays won at singles, and Saragm Bhatt and Megan ..
  • Public invited to WSU moot court arguments
    The Wayne State University Law School and its Moot Court program are inviting persons interested in the court process to witness the final round of arguments in the Arthur Neef Moot Court competitio..
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    Douglas A. Fraser, university professor of labor studies at Wayne State and president emeritus of the United Auto Workers (UAW), was interviewed about the Walter P. Reuther Humanitarian Award, which..
    The Free Press endorses Eugene Driker (D-Detroit) and Debbie Dingell for the WSU Board of Governors in the November election. The Free Press points out that Driker is a WSU graduate who is committed..
  • Tips for a Successful CV
    Curriculum vitae tell the stories of the professional lives of university scientists, documenting their careers and showcasing their accomplishments. This article gives tips on preparing a CV, inclu..
  • MARK STRYKER: DSO tunes up for Bernstein
    A review of musical arts events in the area mentions that cellist Robert deMaine and pianist Robert Conway will be performing at Wayne State University' Schaver Music Recital Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday. ..
  • TechTown gets first retail client
    TechTown, Detroit's only research and technology park, will celebrate the opening of its first retail enterprise, The Java Exchange Café, on Friday, Nov. 3. "The launch of this innovative eatery is ..
  • The Big Three universities is endorsing incumbent Eugene Driker (Democrat) and Debbie Dingell (Democrat). "Driker wants to push Lansing for greater support to keep tuition down. He also wants to increase connections..
  • Anjali Fluker
    It is noted in a story about Macomb Community College's new Center for Alternative Fuels that the curriculum was developed with Wayne State University's Division of Engineering Technology, as part o..
  • A top city attorney accused of fraud
    Wayne State Law Professor Peter Henning commented about accusations that Brenda Braceful, deputy director of the Detroit Law Department, misappropriated client funds from a client when she was in pr..
  • Monkey trial play at Bonstelle
    Wayne State's Bonstelle Theatre will open the season with the drama "Inherit the Wind," a play based on the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" in which a high school teacher was put on trial for teaching t..
  • 'Marigolds' lack emotional impact
    A review of the play "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Main-In-The-Moon Marigolds" at WSU's Studio Theatre opines that the production "lacks the emotional impact this wonderful play . . . is capable of h..
  • Scent of family guides girls' maturation
    Glenn Weisfeld, a human ethologist at Wayne State University, takes issue with the findings of a Pennsylvania State University research team. The study concluded that the pheromones (scent) a young ..
  • College race winners will face challenges
    In a story about the race for board seats at Michigan's three largest research universities, the winners will face issues from tuition rates and major capital expenditures to luxury boxes at the Uni..
  • PHIL POWER: Two candidates show hope for Michigan
    Columnist Phil Power offers an endorsement in an opinion piece for Democrat Debbie Dingell who is running for Wayne State University's Board of Governors. Power says she is an "inspiring example of ..
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    Peter Frade, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was interviewed about the Annual Open House at Wayne St..
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    The public service "Great Stuff" events report this morning makes mention of "Inherit the Wind," the current production at Wayne State's Bonstelle Theatre.
  • Breast cancer is more deadly for black women
    Dr. Michael Simon, professor of medicine in oncology for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Center at Wayne State University, and five other investigators, studied the differences between 10,314 white and bla..
  • ROCHELLE RILEY: Resource center to be lifesaver
    Columnist Rochelle Riley references a Wayne State University study released last spring finding that more than 49 percent of youths who aged out of foster care in 2002 and 2003 in Wayne, Oakland and..
  • What ails seniors: a fear of doctors
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Institute of Gerontology , is quoted in an article about how to persuade elderly persons to see a doctor if they have an aversion to doing so. "I hear people say, ..
  • U. of Phoenix loses bid for review of decision that reinstated high-stakes lawsuit
    The University of Phoenix has lost another legal round in its attempt to derail a whistle-blower lawsuit that seeks billions of dollars in damages from the for-profit institution and its parent comp..
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    Urban Planning professor Robin Boyle talked to CBC reporter Dominic Girard about the impact of the World Series on future economic and urban development in Detroit. Girard recently walked a ten-bloc..
  • Detroit medical students rally to save training program
    This letter, signed "a concerned Wayne State medical student," mentions the Oct. 13 rally held at The Detroit Medical Center to express the concern of medical students and residents over the lack of..
  • Middle school art teacher draws inspiration from life
    A feature on middle school art teacher Lorraine Krol, mentions that she has three degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. While taking courses at WSU, she arranged for her work to be shown a..
  • Women pick up win on way to Harvard
    The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute women's ice hockey team notched a win over Wayne State University last Saturday in a non-conference match-up. However WSU rebounded to win over Rensselaer the ne..
  • Milford woman tells cops her pimp, abuser: It's Dad
    Douglas Barnett, Wayne State University clinical psychology professor, commented about one of the most unusual cases that Milford police have ever investigated. An unidentified woman, 26, who is cur..
  • FBI raids Muslim charity
    The FBI raided the offices of Southfield-based Life for Relief & Development, a renowned American Muslim relief organization on Monday. The nonprofit organization was one of two groups that funded a..
  • Downtown revival slips: Lots of blame, few ideas as more stores vanish
    Wayne State University professor Robin Boyle commented about Port Huron's downtown revival which is showing signs of slowing with higher numbers of vacancies. He said Port Huron's situation is not u..
  • Wayne State doctors, DMC continue contract talks
    Contract negotiations between representatives from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center produced a joint letter assuring ongoing talks, but no contract. A sta..
  • Central's funding near the bottom; WSU's research, postgraduate work attracts more money
    Michigan gives its 15 public universities more than $1.48 billion to operate each year. CMU is No. 12 on that list. Going by that funding, CMU students are less than half as valuable as Wayne State ..
  • Wayne State University partners with Wayne County Community College District to offer early admission program
    Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College have formed WayneDirect, an early admissions partnership program between the two entities that is designed for current WCCCD students who ha..
  • Peter Lichtenberg, director of the WSU Institute of Gerontologyparticipated in the in-studio segments of the programs "Remaking American Medicine" and "A Healthy Partnership"
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the WSU Institute of Gerontology, and June Clark of the Institute's Board of Visitors were among guests who participated in the in-studio segments of the programs "Rem..
  • WSU-DMC deadlock could cost 900 doctors
    This article rehashes the knotty issue of contract negotiations between the WSU School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center. There is concern that the medical school could lose accreditation f..
  • WSU, DMC: Split or deal?
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors and The Detroit Medical Center Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 1 in an effort to resolve the contract dispute between the WSU School of Medicine and th..
  • ALL BUSINESS: Skilling sentence reminds of risks of skirting law
    WSU law professor Peter Henning commented about the sentencing of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who was sentenced this week to almost 25 years in prison for fraud. "Most executives don't say, '..
  • Debate a minute
    In his "Beyond Black and White: The Future of Civil Rights" lecture at Central Michigan University last week, Frank Wu, dean of the WSU Law School, spoke about race issues and affirmative action. He..
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    A public service spot for the Michigan Economic Development Corp., promoting business opportunities in the state of Michigan, features an interview by Matt Roush, editor of the Great Lakes IT Report..
  • Detroit News editor coordinated WSU journalism department
    An obituary on retired Detroit News editorial writer Wilbur "Bill" Elston, 93, mentions that he coordinated the journalism program at Wayne State following his retirement. He also taught journalism ..
  • Greens come knocking: Anti-war party fights to be heard in election
    An article about the Green Party includes comments by David Bonior, former Democratic congressman who teaches labor relations at Wayne State. He sees some validity in the Green Party's criticism of ..
  • Increase in college costs is showing, but aid still lags
    Tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities have risen 6.3%, to an average of $5,836 for the 2006-07 academic year, according to an annual report from the College Board. A chart a..
  • What do your musical preferences say about you?
    Compared with other music fans, opera aficionados are three times more likely to endorse suicide as a solution to family dishonor, says Steven Stack, a psychologist at Wayne State University. Stack ..
  • Germy Gyms: Are You Protected?
    A story about germs and health issues at gymns in New York City includes a comment by Dr. Michael Harbut of the Wayne State University Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. "It's a goo..
  • High-Definition Invades Enterprise Conferencing Marketing
    Wayne State University is one of the first organizations to deploy HDX (high-definition) systems as an educational tool for its students. "(WSU) is incorporating Polycom HD video into its collaborat..
  • Wayne State gets $500K grant
    The National Science Foundation has awarded Wayne State University a $499,858 grant to establish a 3-year program to improve career advancement opportunities for female engineers and scientists at W..
  • Affirmative Action focus of lecture
    A photo is featured of Frank Wu, dean of Wayne State's Law School, and Kimberle Crenshaw, leader in the American intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. Crenshaw recently lectured at the ..
  • CAMPUS: Wayne State
    Nick Body of Wayne State caught seven passes for 103 yards in WSU's 41-26 football victory over Hillsdale Oct. 14. Linebacker Alan Guy had 11 tackles and defensive back Adam Nuckols had three tackle..
  • Wayne State offers discounts to engineering students
    The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in the WSU College of Engineering is offering discounts for students applying for the winter or fall 2007 semesters. The article says appl..
  • THE QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE: Grocery chains sit out Detroit 's rebirth
    Even though Detroit has been successful with housing growth and attracting people who want to experience urban living, the lack of full-service grocery stores downtown remains a problem in terms of ..
  • Detroit Tigers at top, so why not Detroit ?
    Robin Boyle, urban planning professor at Wayne State , is quoted in a story about the national attention focused on Detroit during the World Series. The Series has been bringing people, money, and n..
  • WSU discusses quality of life
    Frank Wu, dean of the Law School , will discuss race and civil rights during his presentation of "Beyond Black and White: The Future of Civil Rights" tomorrow at Central Michigan University . The pr..
  • Experts square off over gay marriage
    John Corvino, Wayne State University professor, philosopher and gay-rights activist, debated with Glenn Stanton, author of "Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Postmodern Society..
  • Historically black schools are a ladder to success
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid, an alumnus of Howard University, is included in a list of seven prominent graduates from historically black schools. The other six leaders include: Do..
    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences honored the following seven Distinguished Alumni for outstanding achievement in their careers during the 2006 alumni reunion: Dorothy M. ..
  • Tigers not alone in turnaround territory: Pitching in
    Wayne State is noted in a story about World Series volunteers for donating a crew of 12 police officers and Goran the police dog to assist in the series' safety duty.
  • Anticrime program a success
    Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Chief Wayne County Circuit Judge Mary Beth Kelly are among speakers today at a daylong conference today on the juvenile justice system in Wayne County . The..
  • From this week's Crain's: Who went to school where?
    Crain\'s compiled the education backgrounds of the CEOs on Crain\'s list of publicly held companies, the top 50 companies on Crain\'s Private 200 list and Crain\'s 25 largest women-owned companies. ..
  • Volvo honors hero with a new car every 3 years
    Dr. Ingida Asfaw, a Detroit-based cardiovascular surgeon and clinical professor of surgery at Wayne State's School of Medicine, has been named "America's Greatest Hometown Hero" in the 4th Annual Vo..
  • FBI Stats Show Many Colleges Understate Campus Crime
    Many colleges and universities may be portraying themselves as having less crime than actually takes place, according to this article. Under a1990 federal law, colleges and universities must report ..
  • Affirmative Action ballot initiative debated
    Wayne State University Law School Dean Frank Wu participated in a recent State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting debate on Proposal 2 which, if passed in next month's election, would ban affirmative ac..
  • WSU receives grant for NIH Clinical Translational Science Award
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $225,750 grant to Wayne State University to support a strategic planning process for a clinical translational science award (CTSA). Clinical and..
    A brief notes that Francine Wunder has joined Wayne State University as the director of corporate and public affairs, office of marketing and communications.
  • WSU receives grant for NIH clinical translational science award
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $225,750 grant to Wayne State University to support a strategic planning process for a clinical translational science award (CTSA). WSU has join..
  • An unpredictable kind of museum
    Professor Jeffrey Abt of the Art and Art History Department is quoted in a story about the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit . The museum opens Saturday, Oct. 28, at Woodward and Gar..
  • Answering to anthropology
    There is a growing trend among advertising agencies and technology companies to rely on anthropologists and ethnographic research to gain insight into consumer behavior. Technology executives with a..
  • Haiti: Latortue's legacy
    An opinion piece about the problems and challenges facing the people and government of Haiti mentions that, in September, social work scholars Athena Kolbe and Royce Hutson of Wayne State University..
  • Campus Credits: WSU swimmers from Downriver
    The Wayne State University women's swimming and diving team has four Downriver Detroit connections: senior Venessa Torres, junior Whitney Baker, sophomore Julie Danaher, and freshman Jenny Howe. Eac..
  • Area sports in brief
    CROSS-COUNTRY: Grand Valley sweeps The Grand Valley State University men's and women's cross-country teams swept the championships at Findlay , Ohio , Saturday, outpointing Wayne State . The Warr..