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    News releases from September 2009

  • Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University Enter into Partnership Discussions
    Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System announced Tuesday they have started extensive discussions toward forming a partnership between the nation\'s largest medical school campus and the..
  • Wayne gets $2.7M for obsessive-compulsive study
    Wayne State University has announced a $2.7 million expansion of a research grant. The project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is the first combined imaging and genetics research..
  • Forward into the cloud
    Geoff Nathan, faculty liaison to Wayne State's Computing and Information Technology Department, comments in a story about college students' preference for "cloud"-based e-mail services -- such as Gm..
  • Wayne gets $2.7M for obsessive-compulsive study
    Wayne State has announced a $2.7 million expansion of a research grant. The project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is the first combined imaging and genetics research study on o..
  • University Research Corridor impact increased between 2007 and 2009
    The financial impact generated by the University Research Corridor (URC) increased 10 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to a study by a Lansing-based economic consulting firm. The report pegs..
  • Understanding FBI crime info
    While newly released 2008 F.B.I. crime information shows an increase in certain areas that are generally considered safe, Wayne State University criminologist Irshad Altheimer said the information i..
  • An artistic vision: The Red River Artists Center
    While River Rouge has had to deal with a lot of the stereotypical issues that have plagued Detroit, artist Rick Manore is attempting to help transform the city through his artists' collective, the R..
  • Current art exhibits
    The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery's upcoming exhibit, \"Detroit Collects, Part 1: The Nature of Art,\" is included in an art calendar listing, along with a link to the gallery's website.
  • US Canadian studies programs suffocating
    An article about budget cuts for several U.S. universities' Canadian Studies departments mentions that Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan, are collaborating on a project focu..
  • Henry Ford Health System teams up with Wayne State University
    Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System announced Tuesday they have started extensive discussions toward forming a partnership between the nation\'s largest medical school campus and the..
  • Fall Enrollment Surges At Wayne, Dips At Western
    Wayne State has recorded its largest enrollment increase since fall 2004 and its second largest in a dozen years. Total enrollment is up 2.5 percent from a year ago, to 31,786. First-year retention ..
  • Courts wrestle with searches when the evidence is digital
    A story about whether authorities have a right to search someone's computer files if a warrant doesn't specify the computer as an object of the search includes a comment from Peter Henning of the WS..
  • Bing to Detroit: 'Change … or get left behind'
    In a column summarizing an interview with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Tom Walsh says the mayor pointed out that "an ambitious new project to attract young talent and boost economic activity in the Midt..
  • Wayne State study on Detroit police officer stress
    During a radio interview this morning about the tragic deaths of two Detroit police officers, Free Press reporter Amber Hunt mentioned a current study of Detroit police officer stress being directed..
  • Wayne has online training for response to shooter
    The Wayne State University Police Department, in collaboration with the Wayne State Department of Organization and Employee Development, within the Division of Human Resources, is launching an onli..
  • WSU has course on response to shooter
    Wayne State University is offering an online educational curriculum that teaches how to react properly should there be an active shooter emergency on campus. Police Chief Anthony Holt, Lt. David Sco..
  • Troubled couple\'s tragic end reflects existing trend
    Eric Lambert, chair of the Criminal Justice Department, and Bengt Arnetz, professor and director of occupational medicine in the School of Medicine, are quoted in a story about a murder-suicide in C..
  • History of the Letter Carriers exhinit at Wayne State
    Mike Smith, director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, discussed the opening of an exhibit titled "Still Delivering: A History of the Letter Carriers." It will be at the Reuther Library through June..
  • Stopping Detroit\'s brain drain
    A story about keeping young metro Detroit professionals in the area mentions Wayne State's TechTown business incubator and the "cultural corridor," which includes the university, as beacons of hope.
  • Joique Bell powers Wayne State over Findlay, 35-21
    A sports feature highlights Wayne State running back Joique Bell after he lead the Warriors football team to a 35-21 victory over Findlay on Saturday. Bell scored three touchdowns during the game an..
  • Wayne State Workshops Help Find Jobs In \'Crummy Economy\'
    Wayne State University will join alumna, career-planning expert and author Therese Marie Boldt to provide hands-on training for job-seekers at WSU's main and satellite campuses. In her new book -- \..
  • Zinc plays a key role in better aging
    A study led by Dr. Ananda Prasad of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, showed that seniors who take daily zinc supplements suffer significantly fewer cold and flu infections.
  • Ernie Harwell and decisions about dying
    In an op-ed piece, Peter A. Lichtenberg, director of the Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology, uses Ernie Harwell's recent decision to speak openly on death and his inoperable cancer to counter "d..
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) exhibit opens
    Mike Smith, director of Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library, and Katie Dowgiewicz, archivist for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), appeared on WDET's "Detroit Today"..
  • Wayne State breaks ground on chemistry building work
    Wayne State University broke ground Friday for a $30 million renovation and expansion of its chemistry building. The work is part of a $42 million project, the first phase of which was completed in ..
  • Asterand signs three-year lease, stays at TechTown
    Asterand plc, the anchor tenant at Wayne State's TechTown that was exploring a move to Ann Arbor, has decided to stay put, signing a three-year lease with an option for three more years. The lease g..
  • Wayne State\'s Detroit Orientation Institute scheduled for October
    Wayne State University has scheduled its annual Detroit Orientation Institute program for October, offering newcomers to the area the chance to learn about Detroit\'s culture and history. The three-..
  • Reuther Library to host letter carriers exhibit
    An exhibit celebrating the 120-year history of the National Association of Letter Carriers -- \"Still Delivering: A History of the Letter Carriers\" -- is to open to the public Tuesday at Wayne Stat..
  • E2 Detroit 2009 Tackles Developing the Right Entrepreneurial Team
    The 5th annual E2 Detroit Entrepreneurial Conference will take place Oct. 15 at Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. E2 Detroit brings together expert authors, notable speakers, busine..
  • Wayne State breaks ground on chemistry building work
    Wayne State University broke ground Friday for a $30 million renovation and expansion of its chemistry building. The work is part of a $42 million project, the first phase of which was completed in ..
  • Wayne State breaks ground for $30M chem building
    Wayne State University is breaking ground today on a new $30 million chemistry building named for entrepreneur and former WSU chemistry professor A. Paul Schaap. In 1986, he discovered an efficient ..
  • A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building groundbreaking
    WMYD-TV (20), WXYZ-TV (7), WWJ-AM, 9/18 Channels 20 and 7 were on hand last Friday providing video coverage of the groundbreaking for the A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building and Lecture Hall. WWJ o..
  • Top 10 Law Schools in Michigan Super Lawyers 2009
    Michigan Super Lawyers magazine placed the Wayne State University Law School first on its list of schools that produced the most lawyers this year, with 347. University of Michigan was second, with ..
  • Komen Detroit Race for the Cure shares proceeds
    The Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure organization has awarded Robert Burack of the WSU School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute a $784,731 grant to expand the Wayne C..
  • Wayne State to break ground on new chemistry facility
    A business brief mentions that Wayne State University plans to break ground Friday afternoon on the $30 million A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building and Lecture Hall. The new structure is part of a com..
  • Detroit native Megan Abbott to discuss novel
    Detroit native Megan Abbott to discuss novel By Susan Whitall Edgar-award winning author and Detroit native Megan Abbott will take part in a reading and discussion of her work at 3:30 p.m...
  • The Rookie
    A sports feature story focuses on Keri Clous, a 2000 graduate of a Cadillac area high school who is a member of the WSU women's cross country team at age 27. "I just wanted to show my kids that you ..
  • Drive Safely to Wayne State
    Peter Savolainen, assistant professor in the College of Engineering's Transportation Research Group, was interviewed by WWJ's Greg Bowman about the "Drive Safely to Wayne State" campaign. Savolainen..
  • Wayne State reading program offers openings, free tutoring
    Wayne State University's College of Education is offering free tutoring in reading and writing skills in its literacy program for students in the first through eighth grades. The sessions will b..
  • WSU Law School student who organized a Wednesday panel discussion on campus about the pros and cons of amending the city of Detroit's charter
    Reporter Erica Hobbs interviewed Francis Grunow, the WSU Law School student who organized a Wednesday panel discussion on campus about the pros and cons of amending the city of Detroit's charter. A ..
  • Cancer risk of cell phones debated
    Sandeep Mittal, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State, shares his thoughts on the alleged health risks from cell phone radiation.
  • Bank of America ruling leaves SEC with few options for pursuit
    U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in New York refused to accept a $33 million settlement that would have resolved the SEC's claim that the Bank of America deceived investors in November about bonuses t..
  • Millions are spent to upgrade classrooms
    Charles Parrish, a political science professor at Wayne State University, is interviewed in a story about the evolution of technologies used in college classrooms.
  • Campus Safety
    Reporter Mark Santia examined safety procedures and resources throughout Wayne State's campus focusing on the residence halls and WSU Police Department command center. Lt. Dave Scott and WSU student..
  • Detroit preps to celebrate Hispanic heritage
    Wayne State University\'s Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) will offer a series of free events to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, such as Grito Celebration today that observes Mexican In..
  • Wayne State rakes in millions in new grant money
    Wayne State has earned 32 grants, including 27 ($11.2 million) from the National Institutes of Health, four ($1.7 million) from the National Science Foundation and a $5 million grant from the Depart..
  • The economy: In tough times, it is quite normal to attempt (a new) undertaking
    A story about increasing enrollment at mortuary schools mentions that Wayne State's mortuary science program regularly has more students applying for admission than it can accommodate.
  • Lawmaker wants to use gambling $ to fund scholarships
    Democratic Representative Fred Durhal Jr. held a press conference today at Wayne State to discuss his proposal to provide free college tuition for Michigan high school graduates using state gambling..
  • Upside down in Pontiac: How investors walk away from disaster
    A story about the high rate of foreclosed homes in Pontiac includes a comment from Wayne State demographer Jason Booza.
  • Rape Aggression Defense Program at Wayne State University
    The Wayne State University Police Department's Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program is showcased as a news segment. The seminars, which are open to women, teach self awareness, prevention, risk red..
  • WSU professor, Mai Iskandar Datta, interviewed on WDET
    Wayne State University professor of finance Mai Iskandar Datta was interviewed on WDET's Detroit Today regarding President Obama's speech Monday, in which he rallied support for regulatory reform an..
  • Free college tuition plan would tap lottery, casinos
    Democratic Representative Fred Durhal Jr. held a press conference yesterday at Wayne State to discuss his proposal to provide free college tuition for Michigan high school graduates using state gamb..
  • Sustainability engineering certificate at Wayne St.
    Wayne State University says growing demand for people with skills needed to preserve the environment and natural resources has led to the launch of a graduate certificate program in sustainable engi..
  • Bringing life back to WSU campus gem
    Christiane Joost-Gaugier, chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Carol Miller, chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, are heading an effort to restore the reflecting ..
  • Bringing life back to WSU campus gem
    Christiane Joost-Gaugier, chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Carol Miller, chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, are heading an effort to restore the reflecting ..
  • Red Riding Hood\'s not out of the woods yet
    An article about scholarly controversies over the origins of such fairy tales as Little Red Riding Hood includes observations by WSU classical languages and literature expert Donald Haase, whom the ..
  • Gambling Revenues Scholarhip Program
    The station mentioned Saturday that a new college scholarship program for Michigan high school grads would be announced by state Rep. Fred Durhal Jr. Monday morning at the Wayne State University Col..
  • Great Lakes consultants hold back public comments on study
    An article about a controversial study looking into Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels includes comments from WSU law professor Noah Hall. The study's authors are refusing to release the publ..
  • Sense of style is wrapped up in skirt
    A story about clothes designer and business owner Jacquelyn Terry mentions that she came up with the idea for opening her shop, The Style Gallery, while working toward a degree in fashion design at ..
  • Reflecting on 25 years of The Arab American News
    Ben Burns, director of the journalism program here, is among media experts who offer testimonial comments on the occasion of the Arab American News' Silver Anniversary.
  • Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films workshops offered by CFPCA
    A roundup of upcoming artistic-related workshops includes "Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films," which will be offered this fall by Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and..
  • National Health Care Town Hall Discussion at Wayne State University
    Some 250 people gathered at Wayne State Wednesday evening for a Town Hall on Health Care Reform. The event was hosted by WDET-FM, the university and state Sen. Hansen Clarke. It featured a panel of ..
  • Strike settled; Oakland U professors return to the classroom
    Round-the-clock negotiations resulted in agreement on a tentative three-year contract Thursday morning that sent striking Oakland University professors back to the classroom. The agreement, which ca..
  • Health Care Town Hall
    Wayne State University will host a health care reform town hall gathering Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Community Arts Auditorium. A panel of experts will offer answers to questions on health ..
  • Dean Ackerman interviewed at WSU football game
    Dean Robert Ackerman of the Law School was interviewed at halftime of Saturday's home football game. He mentioned several service clinics that the school has in place as well as upcoming events.
  • CBS celebrates 38 years of academic success with performance by Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera
    WSU's Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies 38th Anniversary Gala & Celebración will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Student Center Building ballroom. The event will feature a reading from award-win..
  • Speak Up Event
    Channel 7 and Fox 2 were on-site at Gullen Mall to cover the "Speak Up" event at noon today. Featured speakers included Iraqi journalist Haider Hamza and Wayne State University faculty talking about..
  • Wayne State opens Business Assistance Centers in tri-county area
    Wayne State University's School of Business Administration is opening three new Business Assistance Centers in the tri-county area this month. The centers will partner the university\'s MBA students..
  • Dread builds for Detroiters as decision looms on bus cuts
    Thousands of riders who rely on the Department of Transportation are upset about city proposals to eliminate and scale back some routes. Robin Boyle, professor of urban planning at Wayne State Unive..
  • Wayne State law school examines Detroit governance
    Wayne State University is presenting a symposium on proposed changes in the Detroit City Council that will appear on the November ballot. The event runs from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 16 and is called \"Moving..
  • Wayne State doctors gets $267,999 in national health stimulus funds
    Tej Mattoo, M.D., professor and chief of pediatric nephrology at the WSU School of Medicine and Children\'s Hospital of Michigan, has received $267,999 in stimulus funds from the National Institutes..
  • Great Lakes Angels hosts TechTown deal review Sept. 16
    The Great Lakes Angels will celebrate relocating back to Wayne State University\'s TechTown by reviewing three potential investment deals on Sept. 16. Presenting companies include Fixitup Ventures, ..
  • Business Assistance Centers
    David Williams, dean of the School of Business Administration, discussed the school's new Business Assistance Centers initiative during the Detroit Today show. Staffed by MBA students under the guid..
  • What would Walter Reuther Think?
    While critics might say that Walter P. Reuther, the patriarch of the UAW, might not agree with the givebacks and concessions made by the union in the automobile companies' restructuring, Mike Smith ..
  • Dad, daughter share spots at Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Several media outlets nationwide picked up this Associated Press story about 47-year-old Ted Hunter and 22-year-old Kara Hunter, both students at Wayne State University's School of Medicine. He\'s s..
  • Denying care won\'t happen
    Wayne State University law professor and constitutional law expert, Robert Sedler, explains in an op-ed why government rationing of health care would be unconstitutional. He wrote, "Government ratio..
  • Families, nation wrestle with end-of-life care
    One of the most heated issues in the debate to overhaul the nation's health care is a provision in the House bill to pay doctors to counsel patients who want to talk about end-of-life care. \"The he..
  • State leader of UAW facing bumpy road
    Hal Stack, director of Wayne State University's Labor Studies Center, commented in a story about the challenges facing the UAW in the changing auto industry. The union's previous inability to organi..
  • WSU College of Nursing gets $285K for distance learning
    Wayne State University's College of Nursing has received $285,000 in federal funding to support the creation of a graduate distance learning program in psychiatric and public health nursing. It is t..
  • Rebuilding Detroit as a \'Tech Town\'
    The preliminary results of the New Economy Initiative run this summer by the TechTown economic incubator near Wayne State University indicates there is economic energy waiting to be tapped across th..
  • WSU assistant dean wins $25K
    Herbert Smitherman Jr., M.D., assistant dean of community and urban health and assistant professor of the department of medicine for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, was named one of f..
  • Ethics case for Kilpatrick lawyer up to board
    The ethics case against Samuel McCargo, the lawyer of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, is in the hands of the state\'s Attorney Discipline Board, which is weighing discipline against him for failing to te..
  • Former Pittsburgh mayor Thomas Murphy to keynote E2 Detroit
    Officials at Wayne State University announced today that Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual E2 Detroit conference on Thursday, Oct. 15. This eve..
  • Rumors of our death have been greatly exaggerated
    An article discussing the need to reinvent America's industrial cities mentions the New Economy Initiative's collaboration with the Kaufman Foundation to kick-start business development in Wayne Sta..
  • Ted Kennedy remembered
    In a letter to the editor, Eusebia E Aquino-Hughes, a former participant in Wayne State's Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies, recalls how Sen. Edward Kennedy helped prevent the center from closing i..
  • Schools Concerned about Swine Flu
    Wayne State University is registering students for swine flu vaccine clinics and is ready with Web-based classes and a text message alert system should there be an outbreak. \"At the university, we\..
  • Let facts, not fiction improve health care
    In an op-ed piece, Dr. Herbert C. Smitherman, Jr., assistant dean of community and urban health at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, said that federal health care reform is a critical nee..
  • WDET-FM appoints program director, launches open mic show
    WDET will launch a monthly open mic The Moth Story/SLAM, premiering Oct. 1 at Cliff Bell\'s in Detroit. Each show has a theme -- Oct. 1 is \"Firsts,\" Nov. 5 is \"Blunders\" -- and people are encour..
  • College of Education Literacy Program
    This weekly events-oriented publication includes a short item about the upcoming reading literacy program in the WSU College of Education. Participating first to eighth grade students receive tutori..
  • Wayne State to open biz assistance centers
    The Wayne State University School of Business Administration is launching Business Assistance Centers in three Detroit-area locations in early September. The centers will provide support in busines..
  • Work Bullying Linked With Poor Sleep
    A questionnaire developed in part by Wayne State University researchers is linked in a story about workplace bullying.
  • Detroit Festival of the Arts gets scrapped permanently
    An article mentions that the long-running Detroit Festival of the Arts, co-sponsored by Wayne State University and the University Cultural Center Association, has been cancelled permanently due to f..
  • Wayne Briefs: Assistant prosecutors face charges
    A short item in the Wayne Briefs column notes that an assistant Wayne County prosecutor was arrested by Wayne State University Police Aug. 21 on suspicion of impaired driving.
  • Early pomp and circumstance
    For an increasing number of college administrators, hosting an opening convocation ceremony is not just tradition for tradition's sake; many believe the ritual can improve student retention.
  • Blind students\' rights, e-readers at issue
    Efforts to bring Amazon.com's Kindle 2 e-reader software to Wayne State University classrooms could violate the rights of blind students, lawyer and Board of Governors chair Richard Bernstein said. ..
  • WSU Students participate in community service
    Hundreds of Wayne State University incoming freshmen yesterday participated in Warrior Service Day, a community service project aimed at revitalizing the city of Detroit. The news crew interviewed H..
  • Swine Flu vaccine being tested now
    The swine flu vaccination is currently being tested, and pending its approval, hospitals will likely begin immunizing certain groups around Thanksgiving. Dr. Suzanne White, from the Pandemic Prepare..
  • Cancer patients separated from spouse at diagnosis die sooner
    Cancer patients who are separated from their spouses at the time of their diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced and never married patients, according to a new study to be published in C..
  • WSU establish SBA Business Assistance Centers
    David Williams, dean of the School of Business Administration, comments in reports the station aired at various times Wednesday regarding the school's establishment of Business Assistance Centers st..
  • Tea Time
    Since he was a young boy in China, Q. Ping Dou, a professor of pathology at Wayne State University\'s School of Medicine, has been drinking five or more cups of green tea every day. Also, as a resea..