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    News releases from February 2008

  • Wayne State-DMC dispute requires a quick resolution
    This editorial opines that the dispute between the Detroit Medical Center and the WSU School of Medicine be quickly resolved. The dispute began in early February when the DMC reduced Medicaid paymen..
  • Granholm aide featured speaker at Wayne State
    A brief mentions that Maxine Berman, director of special projects for Gov. Jennifer Granholm, will be the featured speaker Monday following the opening of \"Is America Ready for a Woman President?\"..
  • Detroit Medical Center moves to resolve dispute with WSU
    The board of The Detroit Medical Center voted Tuesday to address several points raised by the Wayne State University School of Medicine over the DMC's decision to withhold $12 million in annual Medi..
  • Get free tutoring from WSU students
    This brief mentions that Detroit middle and high school students can sign up for free tutoring and cultural classes sponsored by WSU School of Medicine students. The program, called PULSE (Promoting..
  • Improving campus health
    University administrators are realizing the potential influence that improved campus mental health services can have on safety, but inadequate counseling resources are still the norm, particularly a..
  • Italian Government donates to Wayne State
    A brief mentions that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Government has donated $15,840 to benefit WSU's Wayne in Abruzzo study abroad program.
  • U-M, MSU and WSU team on $900K energy plan
    President Irvin D. Reid, along with the presidents of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, formally announced a new energy research initiative Tuesday during testimony before a ..
  • 3 universities unite for funding
    During a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Lansing Tuesday, the presidents of Michigan's three largest research universities stressed the positive impact the universities have on the state's econo..
  • Expert hired to end DMC pay feud with WSU
    Steve D\'Arcy, chair of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) board of trustees, and Eugene Driker, chair of the WSU Board of Governors, agreed Monday to bring in a consultant to determine the amount the..
  • Professor Lisa Alexander of the Africana Studies Department was interviewed on WDET\'s Detroit Today
    Professor Lisa Alexander of the Africana Studies Department was interviewed by Quinn Klinefelter for Detroit Today regarding her lecture \"Barry Bonds and the History of Blacks in Baseball.\" The le..
  • 2 Colleges, 2 Presidents, One Marriage
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid's career and marriage is profiled in this prominent feature story that focuses on the unique challenges of being part of an academic couple that holds ..
  • Wayne State to host journalism discussion
    Journalist Nick Clooney is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. March 3 at Wayne State University\'s McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the..
  • Pioneering doctor \'1st in many things\'
    A leader in children's medicine and assistant professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, Dr. Sophie Womack died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 of complications from surgery. S..
  • WSU prof lands $2.6M to study mental health
    Matcheri Keshavan, professor and associate chairman of Wayne State University\'s Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Neurosciences in the school of medicine, is the lead researcher on a $2.6 milli..
  • Learn about WSU\'s master plan at CAID on Feb. 25
    The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit will be the setting for a series of four speakers presented by Cityscape Detroit. The first, to take place Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m., will feature James Sears, W..
  • Wayne State nanotech lecture Tuesday
    Wayne State University will continue its John P. Oliver Nano@Wayne Seminar Series today with guest speaker James Hone, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University. His discu..
  • Wayne State professor, an NIU grad, studies school shootings
    Matthew Seeger, chair of Wayne State's Department of Communication, shares his expertise on school shootings and crisis response. Seeger has written extensively on school shootings and is conductin..
  • Universities collaborate to save millions
    This article details various collaboration efforts started by the state's universities in recent decades to save money and improve programs.
  • Law professor Robert Sedler was interviewed on the Warren Pierce Show
    Law professor Robert Sedler was interviewed on the Warren Pierce Show regarding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court in the text-messaging case. Sedler and Detroit a..
  • Two Wayne State professors interviewed on WILS-AM (Lansing)
    Professors Catherine Jen and Joseph Artiss were interviewed by host Walt Sorg about the fat blocker product they developed in WSU laboratories.
  • WSU urges Detroit Medical Center to restore $12 million in cuts
    According to this breaking Web story, the Detroit Medical Center board received a letter Thursday from Wayne State University urging the DMC to immediately restore $12 million in cuts. The letter re..
  • WSU - DMC disputes are costly
    This report details financial matters surrounding the current disagreements between the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. In particular, the more than $200,000 in fees to the mediat..
  • More helping
    This brief mentions a benefit to help the victims of the Forest Arms apartment fire. The Atwater Block Brewery in Detroit will hold a live-music event, set for 7 p.m. Friday.
  • WSU\'s TechTown to welcome Detroit Synergy
    Wayne State University\'s TechTown will be the host of tonight\'s Detroit Synergy meeting.
  • Business tax is WSU law topic
    A brief mentions that Michigan\'s business tax will be the topic for Wayne State University\'s Law Review symposium March 4. The free event, \"Taking Care of Business: Is the Michigan Business Tax F..
  • Detroit tops Forbes' 'Miserable Cities' list
    David Williams, dean of Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration, touts Detroit's finer points in this article regarding the city's appearance on Forbes' "America\'s Most Miserabl..
  • Wayne State\'s fee money spent on students
    Wayne State University Board of Governors member Paul E. Massaron penned this rebuttal to the Detroit News' Feb. 5 editorial titled, "Wayne State owes students $5.3 million.\" Massaron refutes the c..
  • WSU prof shares in $2.6 million to study mental illness
    Dr. Matcheri Keshavan, professor and associate chairman of Wayne State University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and his team of researchers from WSU and the University of ..
  • Robert Sedler interviewed on WJR\'s Paul W. Smith Show
    Morning show host Paul W. Smith interviewed WSU law professor Robert Sedler about the hiring by the Detroit City Council of attorney Bill Goodman as special counsel.
  • Applebaum pledges $2 million to WSU for chair of community engagement.
    President Irvin D. Reid's future position as Chair of Community Engagement is the subject of this feature story. The position was made possible through a $2.1 million grant from Wayne State Univers..