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    News releases from February 2007

  • Chair of concussion committee resigns
    Dr. David Viano, director of the Sports Biomechanics Lab at Wayne State University, will take over as director of the NFL's concussion committee in the wake of Dr. Elliot Pellman's resignation. Vian..
  • People on the move: Recognition
    Olivia Washington, professor at Wayne State University's College of Nursing and the Institute of Gerontology, received this year's Women of Wayne award for outstanding achievement and contributions ..
  • Study shows state of Michigan cities
    A report released last week by the Michigan Higher Education Land Policy Consortium (MIHELP) revealed that the condition of Michigan cities is "clearly unfavorable whether they are benchmarked again..
  • Art News
    More information is provided in this brief about the Michigan Water Color Society's 60th Annual Exhibition at Wayne State University, running from June 22 through July 20. The deadline for entries i..
  • U.S. universities 'targeting' Kuwaiti and Arab students
    Wayne State University is one of 11 American institutions represented in Kuwait City recruiting students to attend school in America. The fair was organized by the International Student Network Orga..
  • Letter: Riders trying to end oppression
    In a letter to the editor, Bryan J. Sebeck wrote that more than 200 universities across the nation ban openly Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) students and faculty - something that is "simp..
  • Franchised Versus Nonfranchised Businesses
    A study by Wayne State University economics professor Timothy Bates is referenced in a Q&A story on independent business versus franchise survival rates. Bates tracked 20,554 young firms from 1987 t..
  • Parents of sick Canadian boy on 'Lorenzo's Oil'-like quest for treatment
    Marcy White and her husband Andrew Trossman appeared on ABC's "Nightline" on behalf of their son Jacob, 4, who has Pelizaeus-Merzbacher (PMD), a rare degenerative neurological disorder that cannot b..
  • Frank Beckmann Show
    During this morning's Frank Beckmann Show, originating from Michigan State University, the host mentioned that President Irvin D. Reid and the presidents of MSU and U-M, will be testifying tomorrow ..
  • Students say they are more than OK
    Localizing an Associated Press story about the self-esteem of college students, WWJ reporter Ron Dewey interviewed students this morning on the Wayne State University campus. Today's college student..
  • Adult Learners Tend to Rely on Cash and Employer Assistance to Pay for College, Survey Finds
    Most students in adult, continuing education, and professional programs at American colleges and universities rely on personal savings and employer-provided tuition assistance to pay for their educa..
  • Annual Driker Forum to look at Google, copyright law March 8
    The fifth Driker Forum for Excellence in the Law will be held March 8 at the Wayne State Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. The topic, "Google in Court: Copyright and the Universal Library..
  • Briefly: To be honored
    Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts will be honoring actor Tom Skerritt with the Dean's Award for Career Achievement during the 30th annual Ovation Awards on March 7 at ..
  • Briefly
    Physicians "Preclinical and Clinical Validation Studies with Novel Glutamate Receptors Modulators to Treat Anxiety and Schizophrenia" will be presented at Wayne State University's School of Medicin..
  • Business Diary
    Wayne State University's Law School has opened the Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic, which will serve businesses and nonprofits that cannot afford to pay for private lega..
  • Dodge Bros. instrumental in industry
    A feature on the history of the Dodge Bros, Horace and John, includes a comment by Charles Hyde of the History Department, who wrote a book about the brothers who founded the auto company named afte..
  • Area siblings help college swim team
    The Leix siblings - Matt and Laura - helped Wayne State University win the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) swimming champio..
  • Shrinking Cities (?) Wayne State Responds
    A review is included about the "Shrinking Cities (?) Wayne State Responds" exhibit now at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery through April 13. The exhibit is an insider's view at life in Detroit that the r..
  • Fisher gift puts law school over $15 million mark
    The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation's recent $500,000 gift to the Wayne State University Law School has increased the total amount raised for the Wayne First Law School Campaign to $15,950,00..
  • Professor Roccick interviewed on her \"12 Black Classicists\" photo exhibit
    This Fox television outlet interviewed professor Michele Valerie Ronnick of the Classics, Greek & Latin Department about her photo exhibit titled "12 Black Classicists," which is on display at Husto..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute taking applications
    The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University is now accepting applications for its spring session scheduled on three consecutive Tuesdays, April 17, 24 and May 1, 2007. The sess..
  • Non-profit groups get a lesson in fund-raising
    An article about the Edgar and Marion Beck Foundation mentions that the organization raises funds in support of the Wayne State University Brain Tumor Research Program and other local charities. The..
  • Jerome Vaughn to return to WDET as news program director
    Jerome Vaughn is returning to Detroit radio on March 5 as news program director of WDET FM 101.9. Vaughn, 41, spent 14 years at WDET before leaving in September to become news director of Michigan R..
  • Millionaire mom shares secret
    In a story about Kim Lavine, author of "Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You Can, Too!" Terry Cross, executive in residence at the Wayne State Uni..
  • Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy hosted at WSU
    Wayne State University Law School announced that David Scheffer, a former U.S. ambassador at large for War Crimes Issues, will deliver the 23rd Annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy on T..
  • WSU guard helping Warriors towards progress
    Cherita Smith, point guard on the Wayne State women's basketball team, is featured in this article. She has impressed head coach Gloria Bradley with her style of play. "She has been a match up probl..
  • Fisher Foundation makes grant to WSU
    The Fisher Family Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to the Wayne State University Law School. The grant will be used for construction of the Damon J. Keith Classroom Building and Center for Civil..
  • Mesmerized by dance
    Wayne State University's Dance Company One performed African dances for students at Ealy Elementary School in celebration of Black History Month. Photos are included of the performance and Dance Com..
  • Consolidate, Granholm urges
    Wayne State University is listed in a sidebar accompanying an article about how local governments and school districts that consolidate could see additional state funding. WSU's state allocation for..
  • Freshman enrollment falls at state's public universities
    The number of students at Michigan's 15 public universities has dropped overall for the first time in five years, according to this article by Booth Newspapers' education writer. Two story sidebars ..
  • Law school announces new student prize
    Wayne State University Law School has announced the creation of the Alan Schenk Endowed Student Prize, which will be given annually to the outstanding student in the Law School's Business Planning c..
  • Documentary examines life, key rulings of Keith
    WTVS TV Channel 56 aired a documentary about U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Feb. 4 titled "Judge Damon Keith: Equal Justice Under Law." Featured in the documentary are actor Bill Cosb..
  • Legislative Issues
    The latest issue of MichiganScience includes a report by a professor at Wayne State University's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics about a cervical cancer vaccine treatment that would be ma..
  • Professional appointments
    A brief notes that Laura McCloskey has been named director of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State University. She was formerly a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. McClosk..