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    News releases from March 2009

  • $5 million Nursing Corps grant aims to ease shortage
    Five universities, including Wayne State, along with two partner hospitals, will share $5 million to train nursing teachers to ease the state's shortage. Wayne State, with $1.8 million; Michigan Sta..
  • At Mound, prisoners man up and become fathers
    Research assistant Joan Blount, of WSU's Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute, is mentioned as the volunteer instructor for a new "Parenting from Prison" program at the Mound Correctional Facility in D..
  • Commentary: Obama effectively becomes CEO-in-chief
    Comments by law professor Peter Henning are included in a Daniel Howes' column about President Obama's restructuring plan for GM and the auto industry.
  • WSU\'s Detroit Orientation Institute is gearing up for the spring
    Wayne State's Detroit Orientation Institute is now registering participants for its spring 2009 program. The program provides a historical perspective and a candid look at the region.
  • Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled
    A short item in the News Briefs column notes that the town hall meeting featuring Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. April 28 at Way..
  • Michigan Tops $1.3 billion In NSF Grants Since 2000
    Hilary Ratner, vice president for research, is quoted in an article about National Science Foundation grants. Researchers in Michigan brought more than $1.3 billion in NSF grants to the state betwee..
  • Slowing of capital streams threatens tech efforts at Michigan\'s research universities
    The deceleration of private capital to startup companies may threaten to weaken the efforts of technology commercialization operations at Wayne State and other Michigan research universities.
  • \'If you think you\'re having a stroke, you probably are\'
    According to a new study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, stroke patients younger than 50 years of age often leave the ER without the correct diagnosis. Dr. Seemant C..
  • Study abroad in Brazil with WSU
    Afro-Brazilian politics and society will be explored on a study abroad tour, June 6-24 in Salvador, led by Wayne State University professor Ollie Johnson. The tour introduces travelers to the arts, ..
  • Atomic imaging lecture coming to Wayne State Thursday
    Professor Sir John Meruig Thomas of Cambridge University will speak on \"Revolutionary Developments from Atomic to Extended Structural Imaging\" at Wayne State University on Thursday, April 2. The e..
  • Auto Task Force Findings
    Finance professor Sudip Datta in the School of Business Administration was interviewed on WDET's Detroit Today program regarding the Obama Administration's auto industry restructuring plan and its p..
  • John Clayton at The Music Box
    John Clayton, Grammy Award-winning jazz artist and 2009 Detroit International Jazz Festival artist-in-residence, will perform with the Wayne State Big Band on Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Musi..
  • Documentary about Detroit focuses on roots
    Wayne State University\'s Detroit Orientation Institute plans to premiere a 30-minute documentary, "Regional Roots: The Birth and Evolution of Detroit and its People" May 21 at Compuware Corp. headq..
  • Business diary
    EXT Life Sciences Inc., a biotechnology startup company spun off from Wayne State University that develops proprietary, targeted antioxidant treatments to slow the aging process, announces the devel..
  • Wayne State University open house
    A promo notes that Wayne State University is opening its doors Sunday to students who want to explore academic programs. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting a special Spring Preview ..
  • Alliances between universities, community colleges ease student troubles
    Wayne State University plans to open a new facility at Macomb Community College\'s Warren campus to serve as the home to WSU\'s advanced technology and business programs at Macomb. Students there ca..
  • Even the super rich prone to suicide
    Steven Stack, Wayne State University criminal justice professor, researches and writes about the link between various occupations and their vulnerability to suicide. \"Generally speaking, suicide ri..
  • A new ranking of law schools' effects on other law schools
    Columnist Robert Morse comments on a new law school ranking published recently as part of an article that studied the social structure of the "legal academic community." The university of Michigan r..
  • Professor Cynthia Bir on Detroit Today
    Professor Cynthia Bir of the College of Engineering was scheduled for a live interview on the "Detroit Today" show this afternoon regarding her role as lead scientist for the "Sport Science" televis..
  • Two cases involving prosecutors handled in different ways
    An article about how disciplinary action against two staff attorneys was handled by the Wayne County prosecutor includes a comment by law professor Peter Henning.
  • Wayne State prof finds new biomarker for prostate cancer
    Researchers at Wayne State University have identified a new marker for prostate cancer progression that may lead to new treatments. Avraham Raz, professor of pathology and radiation oncology in the ..
  • Free financial summit
    The Farmington/Farmington Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a free informational \"financial summit\" with U.S. Rep. Gary Peters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the WSU Oakland Campus, 33737 W. 12 ..
  • Young Women Strong Leaders conference
    Both radio stations provided on-site coverage of the "Young Women Strong Leaders" conference Friday at the McGregor Conference Center.Professor Margaret E. Winters, conference coordinator, S.E. Mich..
  • DETROIT: Lecture on challenges of sustainable energy today
    Wayne State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting the 2009 Vaden W. Miles Memorial lecture today featuring guest speaker George W. Crabtree, distinguished fellow and division d..
  • Help at hand
    Richard Dunbar, media services manager at Wayne State University, is quoted extensively in an article about equipment security technology on campus. Dunbar was initially drawn to centralized present..
  • Screen Actors Guild Master Classes at Wayne State for prospective actors
    Associate Dean Steve Peters of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts talked with reporter Jason Carr regarding the Screen Actors Guild Master Classes at Wayne State for prospective ..
  • Annual Vaden W. Miles Lecture at WSU
    George Crabtree, keynote speaker for the annual Vaden W. Miles Lecture at WSU, was interviewed live in studio.
  • Detroit Tries to Get on a Road to Renewal
    A story about Detroit's economic decline includes a comment that law professor John Mogk made previously in a piece that appeared in the Detroit Free Press.
  • Secret to aging well is exercise and diet
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology, comments in a story about dealing with aging issues. \"You have to engage in aging,\" says Lichtenberg. \"It can\'t ..
  • Professor Cynthia Bir of the Biomedical Engineering Department was interviewed on WWJ's "Making the Grade"
    Professor Cynthia Bir of the Biomedical Engineering Department was interviewed on WWJ's "Making the Grade" feature that aired this morning. She discussed how the "Sport Science" cable TV series in w..
  • Granholm's plan would halt asbestos inspections
    An article by the Associated Press about Gov. Granholm's plan to drop the Department of Environmental Quality in her proposed state budget, includes comment by Michael Harbut, an asbestos specialist..
  • Today's town hall on school finance postponed
    An item in the Detroit News Briefs column notes that the Wednesday evening Town Hall session at Wayne State with Robert Bobb has been postponed due to a death in his family.