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    News releases from March 2007

  • University fundraiser addresses Darfur crisis
    WSU professor Saeed Khan was among guest speakers at a fundraiser for the University of Michigan-Dearborn chapter of Amnesty International on March 22. The speakers addressed the civil strife in Sud..
  • Not enough nurses to fill state\'s growing need
    As Michigan struggles to attract jobs to offset auto industry declines, the state cannot train enough people to fill current openings in the growth area of health care, experts say. Even as nursing ..
  • Schools offer fast track to nursing career
    In a companion piece to the story on Michigan's nursing shortage, Wayne State University is noted as offering a 16-month nursing program that is similar to other accelerated second-career programs d..
  • People making news
    Michael J. Rybak, Wayne State University associate dean for research and professor of pharmacy, has joined the scientific advisory board of Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is also an adjunct profe..
  • Students: Ex-GM sites have potential
    Team says land could give Lansing Twp. new identity A team of Wayne State University graduate students presented their proposals Thursday in Lansing Township on how to reuse GM's abandoned sites ..
  • Starting over helped ex-Globetrotter
    Jumpin\' Johnny Kline, a trick-shooting Harlem Globetrotter in the 1950s, and Wayne State University alumnus with bachelor\'s, master\'s and doctorate degrees in education, is profiled in a story a..
  • People Making News: Academic
    The Department of Health Care Sciences at Wayne State University appointed Nancy Vandewiele Milligan as an academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant professor in the occupational therapy program.
  • FIVE THINGS: About Cesar Chavez
    Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library is noted in a feature story about the late labor activist Cesar Chavez. The Reuther Library maintains Chavez's United Farm Workers of America (UFW)..
  • Great Lakes water compact tests regional unity
    Law professor Noah Hall, who specializes in environmental law, is quoted in an article about the controversy over shipping water from the Great Lakes to other parts of the country and world. A regio..
  • How does your school rank on diversity?
    The WSU Law School and Dean Frank Wu are referenced throughout a lengthy article on what schools throughout the country are doing to increase enrollment of minority students. The story points out th..
  • WSU signs new grid recruits
    Wayne State University announced the signing of 25 new recruits for the football team this fall. "What stands out most about this class is the fact we signed young men from some of the best high sch..
  • Pair of Eagles college-bound
    Kyle Funkenhauser and Brock Meadows have signed on to play for the Wayne State University men's hockey team next season.
  • Plan adds power to small business
    A coalition of regional economic developers outlined a plan Tuesday to secure $50 million to build and expand a regional network of business accelerators. Representatives from the 13 institutions an..
  • Schools chief is ready to lead
    By Shabina S. Khatri A feature story on Deborah Thompson, new superintendent of the South Lakes School District, mentions that she earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree from Wayne State.
  • What are you afraid of? Metro Detroiters share insecurities and a ghost story
    Sarah Kish, a catcher on the WSU softball team, was among several people interviewed by the Metro Times for a feature regarding what frightens them most. Kish indicated that she is afraid of simple ..
  • Podcast: Randal Charlton
    Podcast: Randal Charlton - Wayne State entrepreneur in residence This weekly online report of technology and entrepreneurship news includes mention of a podcast featuring an interview with Randal..
  • More of today's best: Music
    The events listing notes that the Wayne State University Student Composers Concert will be held tonight at the Schaver Music Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. A phone number is provided. Admission is free.
  • Charter boom could begin
    Declining enrollment in the Detroit Public Schools could open the door for several new charter and private schools in the city. Currently, Grand Valley State University is working to open new Detroi..
  • Governor's funding plan concerns CMU
    Central Michigan University officials disagree with Gov. Jennifer Granholm's plan to separate Michigan's three flagship universities - Wayne State, Michigan State and University of Michigan - fr..
  • Newly hired library director settling in, eyeing new initiatives
    A feature story on Carol Souchock, the new director of the Adrian Public Library, mentions that she earned her master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State and also holds an a..
  • More of today's best
    A tribute to Duke Ellington will be held at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m. The recital features the WSU Big Band, with conductor Chris Collins. Ticket infor..
  • GM link strong in Chrysler sale talk
    Hal Stack, director of the Labor Studies Center, is quoted in a story about speculation the Chrysler Group will be bought by General Motors Corp. He believes the UAW would not welcome such a develop..
  • Wayne State alumni lecture highlights Detroit economic growth
    Detroit Renaissance President Doug Rothwell and Strategic Staffing Solutions CEO Cynthia Pasky will speak during the Wayne State University Alumni Association's Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives ..
  • A lasting solution
    According to an opinion piece, one of the obstacles to the Detroit region's effort to transform its economy is the absence of a lasting solution between the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State Un..
  • Sumner's science fair legacy lingers in grads
    Several alumni of Kansas-based Sumner High School talk about how the school's science fair changed their lives, including JoAnne Holbert, a Wayne State University professor of education. Holbert won..
  • In the forefront
    In an overview article about various college and university research programs and centers across Michigan, Wayne State University's Microelectronic and Photonic Materials Research Laboratory, Applie..
  • Back to school
    Allen P. Kovacs, Wayne State University adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, writes in a letter-to-the-editor that the "biggest long-term goal for a strong, financially secure Michigan is ad..
  • The front ranks
    Wayne State University is noted in a story about the efforts of Michigan's colleges and universities to revitalize Michigan's economy. Michigan is fourth in the nation for small tech innovation. Man..
  • BRIEFLY: On tap
    Wayne State University's Department of Music will be holding the 35th Annual Wayne Composer's Concert, featuring new music by WSU students this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the conce..
  • State's social climate is its next foe
    Berman writes in her column about an unidentified finalist for the dean of arts and sciences position at Oakland University. She implies that the candidate's decision to withdrew his application may..
  • Eagle Discount Card is win-win proposal
    A planned cooperative program between Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti businesses encourages the businesses to offer a discount card to EMU students, employees and alumni. So far, 11 busine..
  • Schools today
    Ron Teasley, a Wayne State baseball Hall of Famer and a living legend of the former Negro League, visited DeRor Montessori Center in Oak Park recently. He talked with students about achieving good g..
  • Focus: American Dreamers, Randal Charlton, 67
    A special section on the success stories of immigrants to the U.S. includes an item on Randal Charlton, Wayne State's entrepreneur-in-residence and interim managing director of TechTown. Raised in E..
  • Wayne symposium to weigh health risks of trans fats
    Wayne State University will hold a symposium on May 18 on trans fatty acids. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Contact information is provided.
  • Students study, hold human brains
    Wayne State University researchers Kimberly Anne Laplante and Elena Schifirner brought preserved human brains to the Psychology Club at Farmington Harrison High School recently for a discussion abou..
  • Historical women to converse Wednesday
    In honor of Women's History Month, the Sojourner Foundation will present its 20th annual "Conversation With… Women In the House" Wednesday at the Roostertail. Volunteer actresses, who will portray h..
  • American dreamers alumni
    Yousif Ghafari, president & CEO of Ghafari Associates Inc., and Raj Vattikuti, founder, CEO and president of Covansys Corp., are profiled among Crain's "American Dreamers Alumni. Ghafari left his ho..
  • 2 WSU residency programs find new health systems
    Two of the four Wayne State University School of Medicine residency programs that The Detroit Medical Center is dropping have moved to other health systems. On Nov. 22, Wayne State and the DMC agree..
  • Meijer plans to invest $123M in Michigan in 2007
    Schools to fight separate research funding Nine Michigan universities have formed a coalition to fight a move by Michigan\'s three largest research universities to be moved into their own budget ..
  • Four community banks to open in growth spurt
    First Spirit Bank is planning to open a new branch before the end of June that will target African-American and Hispanic small-business owners, and Wayne State University-affiliated startups and you..
  • Always a breath of fresh airwaves, WDET's Liz Copeland is leaving the building
    In his column, McGraw wrote about Liz Copeland's 12-year-old overnight radio show, "Alternate Take," on WDET-FM 101.9, which will be cancelled April 2 as part of the Wayne State University-owned sta..
  • Garina national champion for third time
    Wayne State University senior epeeist Anna Garina earned her third NCAA title with a 15-13 win in the gold medal bout Sunday against Notre Dame's Kelley Hurley. Garina won the NCAA title in both 200..
  • University Preparatory Academy: Small is better
    A story about the University Preparatory Academy in Detroit mentions that the public charter elementary and middle high school was founded in 2000 in partnership with Wayne State University and Henr..
  • WSU Softball Goes Extra Innings To Win Invitational Title
    The Wayne State University softball team (16-7) beat Ferris State University 5-4 over the weekend in the championship game of the 2007 WSU Invitational.
  • She has lupus, and a life full of good things: WSU grad an author, runner
    A profile on Wayne State alumnus Sandra Epps, who was diagnosed with lupus when she was 14, chronicles her battle with the disease but notes that she remains active. She says her years as a Wayne St..
  • Area Sports in Brief: Fencing
    The Wayne State University men's fencing team won the NCAA championship in men's epee. WSU's Slava Zingerman defeated teammate Marek Petraszek in the semifinals. As a team, WSU is 10th in the men's ..
  • Women's fencing wins 30 bouts on Saturday, moves squad into eighth
    Four members of the Wayne State University women's fencing team won 30 bouts Saturday. Two-time NCAA champion Anna Garina won all 14 of her bouts and is in first place after day one of the women's e..
  • Grand Rapids developer and Wayne State University break ground on the university's $36 million South University Village project in Midtown Detroit
    On March 21, ground was broken on Wayne State University's South University Village, a $36 million project hailed as the first major market-rate residential project of its kind in Detroit in more th..
  • Symposium re-thinks legal approaches to terrorism
    A March article gives details of an upcoming Edward Wise Memorial Endowed Symposium. The topic for the March 26 gathering was "Rethinking Legal Approaches to Terrorism and Mass Atrocity."
  • WDET: More news, less music
    Wayne State University's public radio station, WDET-FM, announced a new program schedule Thursday to take effect April 2. The format moves the station further along toward becoming become a news and..
  • Training teachers for North Carolina
    Wayne State is mentioned near the bottom of an editorial about changes the newspaper feels the state should make in order to spend more wisely on higher education. "The cost of the universities and ..
  • Events
    Two WSU-related items are listed: "The Elephant Man" is playing Friday and Saturday at the university's Hilberry Theatre, and the "MFA Thesis Exhibition II," featuring the works of three students, i..
  • Physicists' nightmare scenario
    Professor Davd Cinabro of the Physics Department is quoted in an article about whether a proposed $10 billion particle-smasher machine would be a good investment. He said it would become "a very har..
  • Area sports in brief: Fencing
    Wayne State fencing team members Slava Zingerman and Marek Petraszek have 10-4 records after the opening day of the NCAA championships in New Jersey. Zingerman is in second place with 10 victories i..
  • MSU, U-M selected to participate in national Parkinson's disease study
    Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will take part in a major clinical study to test the effectiveness of a nutritional supplement called creatine in slowing the progression of ..
  • U-M, MSU, Wayne presidents: Help us, help state
    A front-page story accompanied by photos of President Reid and the presidents of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University covers the hearing before a state House Appropriations Subco..
  • State university funding fight intensifies
    Nine of the 12 Michigan public universities are lobbying lawmakers to reject a format that would separate their state aid budget bill from Michigan's Big 3 public universities: Wayne State Universit..
  • High-tech positions attract 600 to career fair
    More than 600 people attended a career fair hosted by the Multicultural Business Council and co-sponsored by Wayne State University and TechTown Tuesday. Many of the available jobs pay $50,000 per y..
  • Elected official, candidate financial disclosure mulled
    Legislation requiring local and state-elected officials, among others, to annually submit financial disclosure reports to the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, has cleared the Michigan House of ..
  • Area Sports in Brief: COLLEGE SWIMMING: Wayne State coach honored
    Sean Peters, coach of the Wayne State University men's swimming team, was named men's coach of the meet after WSU finished third in the NCAA Division II last Wednesday. The award is given through th..
  • People on the Move: Education
    The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences appointed Michael G. Stephen to grant administrator. A photo of Stephen is included.
  • Macomb Briefs: College Open House
    Wayne State University is one of several universities that will be in attendance at the Macomb Community College open house this Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. A phone number is provided for further infor..
  • Challenge to Proposal 2 under study
    A federal judge could decide in September whether a case intended to determine the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on race and gender in university admissions and government hiring will go to tr..
  • Nathaniel Abraham to start university
    Nathaniel Abraham, the 21-year-old who was released recently after 10 years in custody for a murder he committed as a child, will be attending Wayne State University this summer, according to his me..
  • No more MySpace
    Today is the deadline for students at St. Hugo of the Hills School in Bloomfield Hills to take down their MySpace.com web-pages or risk suspension. School officials say their decision is in the inte..
  • A busy week for WSU musicians
    The WSU Music Department's 2007 concert series will feature performances by the University Orchestra, Jazz Big Band and a concert featuring new works by student composers. Details of each event are ..
  • Aging successfully; Government finance; WDET showcases; WSU spring dance concert
    Four WSU-related events planned for March are mentioned in separate entries in the briefs column. 1) The Art of Aging Successfully conference, organized by the Institute of Gerontology, will be held..
  • South University Village
    WDET reporter Noah Ovshinsky and WJR reporter Ken Rogulski provided on-site coverage of the groundbreaking ceremonies for South University Village. The planned development project, to be located at ..
  • Developer, WSU break ground on $36 million mixed-use project
    South University Village, Wayne State's joint development project with Prime Development, is described in this item announcing the groundbreaking event held at the old Vernors site. Studio One Apart..
  • Projects revitalize Midtown
    A groundbreaking ceremony for South University Village, a $36 million residential and retail development, will be held today at Wayne State University. This project is the first public-private partn..
  • Detroit news briefs: WSU expands into retail along Woodward Ave
    A "News Briefs" item notes that Wayne State will break ground today on South University Village at Woodward, south of Forest. Brief details are given. The initial phase of the project is planned for..
  • Today's News: Michigan's regional universities band together to take on its "Big 3' in budget talks
    This article in the Chronicle's online version, reports on the formation of an alliance by nine of Michigan's smaller public universities to lobby against separate funding for Wayne State, Michigan ..
  • Friends forever?
    Anthony King, professor of social work, comments in an article that outlines the dynamics of friendship. He mentions the affect of race and ethnicity on friendships. "Some people have the perception..
  • Detroit news briefs: High schools win in robotics event
    High school robotics teams from Hamtramck, Berkley and Detroit Chadsey/Southwestern have advanced to the finals of the FIRST Robotics International competition next month after winning the Detroit R..
  • Allen Park enters '07 fully loaded
    A feature about the Allen Park high school baseball team mentions that one of the team's pitchers, Anthony Savone, will pitch for Wayne State next year. "He's got power more than anything, and a tou..
  • Area sports in brief: Baseball
    Dan Barnes, senior pitcher for the Warriors baseball team, is the Great Lakes Conference pitcher of the week.
  • Art News: Shows/events
    The Michigan Water Color Society's 60th Annual Exhibition at Wayne State University will run from June 22 through July 20. Entrants are being sought. Prizes include $5,000 in awards. Contact informa..
  • 'Lawsuit in the E.R." topic of WSU symposium
    The Law School's Journal in Law Society is sponsoring a symposium on medical malpractice lawsuits involving emergency room care. Symposium information is provided.
  • South University Village
    Morning drive-time news reports included mention of Wayne State's planned new South University Village. The university and Grand Rapids developer Prime Development will break ground Wednesday for th..
  • Regional universities team up to fight separate funding for U-M, MSU and Wayne State
    Nine regional public universities in Michigan have formed an alliance to oppose separate funding for Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Although Gov. Granholm's budget propo..
  • Millage renewal ensures SC4 keeps its educational promises
    In an op-ed piece, St. Clair County Community College officials thank the public for approving a millage renewal in February. The renewal allows SC4 to preserve and expand programs that allow studen..
  • Amiel Black reportedly lashes at media as trial of husband Conrad hits snag
    Law professor Peter Henning is quoted in an involved story about the trial of Joseph Nacchio, the former CEO of Denver-based Qwest Communications. Nacchio is charged with improperly selling $101 mil..
  • Novi selects new development director
    The city of Novi's new community development director, Stephen Rumple, has a master's degree in urban planning and a graduate certificate in economic development from Wayne State University.
  • METRO DETROIT: Open houses planned on rapid transit options
    Four open houses are planned this week for sharing ideas and soliciting input on rapid transit options to improve mobility in metro Detroit. One site is Wayne State University's McGregor Conference ..
  • Developer, WSU break ground on $36 million mixed-use project
    South University Village, Wayne State's joint development project with Prime Development, is described in this item announcing the groundbreaking event held at the old Vernors site. Studio One Apart..
  • WSU to break ground at former Vernors site
    A brief running in "This Just In" notes Wayne State University's plans to break ground Wednesday, March 21, on South University Village, a $36 million mixed-use development on the former site of the..
  • GM Funding New Curriculum at WSU
    Wayne State University has received three grants totaling $26,000 from the General Motors Foundation to support development of its engineering curriculum to take full advantage of software tools cur..
  • Standard for B20 blend may take year to settle
    A front page story about NextEnergy's new biofuel standard mentions that WSU chemical engineering professor Simon Ng manages the National Biofuel Energy Lab at NextEnergy. "Biodiesel is still a rela..
  • GM funding new curriculum at WSU
    General Motors Corp. has provided grants totaling $26,000 to Wayne State University in support of engineering curriculum development. The donation will allow WSU faculty to redesign undergraduate an..
  • Scientists hold free forum on ethic at local church
    An item in the events column mentions that Wayne State scientists will discuss ethical issues in science on March 19 at a free forum held at Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit.
  • Wayne Writer-in-Residence Leads Free Writing Classes
    Peter Markus, recently named Detroit Urban Writer-in-Residence at Wayne State, will lead a series of free writing workshops open to the public. The next is scheduled for April 3, 6-8 p.m., at the Da..
  • More cash for state's colleges supported
    Six in 10 Michigan citizens believe the state must spend more money on its public universities to boost the economy and produce the workforce of the future, 2 in 10 feel that Michigan's Big 3 univer..
  • 2-year colleges target nursing
    Michigan's community colleges are seeking legislation that would allow them to offer a bachelor's degree in nursing, which concerns 4-year schools such as Wayne State University. Barbara Redman, dea..
  • Pointing out inspiration
    In a sidebar titled "Honoring Heroes," the Rare Foundation recognized nine everyday heroes, including Gregory Auner, professor in the Wayne State University Department of Electrical and Computer Eng..
  • The Business List
    A "Science and Ethical Responsibility" forum featuring Wayne State University scientists will be held tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. A phone number is ..
  • Internships 101: A How-To Guide for Employers
    Today's intern is focused on getting practical experience in his or her chosen field. Potential employers need to contact the internship office at the schools they're targeting. "With as many possib..
  • Should American forces withdraw from Iraq?
    In a guest column, Pearson, director of Wayne State's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, wrote about America's role in Iraq. "No matter how good our intentions, Iraqis on all sides of the confli..
  • Teens root for robots, each other
    Wayne State University hosted the FIRST Robotics Competition over the weekend, where 34 teams participated. This event was geared for schools - primarily from the metro area - lacking the fundin..
  • Jury selection begins in former Qwest CEO's trial
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning commented about Joseph Nacchio, the former CEO of Denver-based Qwest Communications. Nacchio is charged with improperly selling $101 million of sto..
  • People: Education
    Mary Clark was appointed assistant dean of student and alumni affairs at Wayne State's Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Previously, she worked at the University of Michigan...