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    News releases from October 2009

  • Joique Bell runs wild, but Wayne State loses
    Although Wayne State University running back Joique Bell ran for 314 yards and three touchdowns during Saturday's game against Northwood, the Warriors football team lost the game 38-24. http://..
  • Remake of 1980s cult favorite \'Red Dawn\' puts metro Detroit in the spotlight
    Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, comments in a story about the remake of the movie Red Dawn, which has been filming in metro Detroit since September. "\'Red Dawn\' is playing..
  • Bioscience professor explains why leaves changes color
    During the weather report on the early morning news, the station aired an interview with professor Dan Kashian of the Biological Sciences Department. He explained how and why leaves turn various co..
  • Wayne State University Football
    During the early- and late-evening Friday news programs, the station aired a segment about the Wayne State football team. It featured an interview with standout running back Joique Bell and offensiv..
  • State Budget cuts Promise Scholarship
    WDIV reporter Roger Weber reports from Wayne State University's campus for a story on state budget cuts. The cuts will slash $120 million in aid to Michigan's Promise scholarship program. Weber inte..
  • Former Mayor of Detroit under investigation
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning discusses the current investigation concerning former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
  • Tuition at Wayne State University
    According to an annual report from the College Board, average tuition at four-year public colleges in the U.S. climbed 6.5 percent, to $7,020, this fall. On its morning news report, Channel 7 notes ..
  • Gun plan for campuses draws ire
    Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt was among university and college officials who testified Tuesday before the Michigan House Committee on Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources regard..
  • WSU professor talks about the Detroit Free Press Marathon incident
    Physiology professor Steve DiCarlo discusses marathon running and its effect on the heart after the deaths of three runners in Sunday's Detroit Free Press Marathon. Interviewed inside his laboratory..
  • Fairgrounds, Detroit school buildings among city\'s most-endangered sites
    In a story about Preservation Wayne\'s 2009 list of Detroit\'s most endangered sites, Robin Boyle, chair of the Geography and Urban Planning Department, offers some thoughts on the criteria preserva..
  • Safety of eating Great Lakes fish discussed
    An article about the potential hazards of eating fish from the Great Lakes mentions a 1996 Wayne State University study which found that children born to women who ate Lake Michigan fish several tim..
  • Ramblin' Gamblin' Men
    A brief write-up on a photo book about Bob Seger (Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger) mentions that the tome is published by Wayne State University Press. Published earl..
  • Forum: Speaking for (or against) God
    The writer of an op-ed piece that is critical of attempts by alleged "anti-Christian groups" to restrict opposition to their views contends that speech codes that prohibit public statements against ..
  • Wayne State sets engineering transfer student open house
    Wayne State University will hold its College of Engineering Transfer Student Open House from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Danto Engineering Development Center. Visitors can tour the col..
  • TechTown Forum Oct. 30 Shows How Startups Make Sales Happen
    Wayne State's TechTown will host the Great Lakes Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the Great Lakes Entrepreneurs\' Quest on Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The series provides early to mid-stag..
  • Mistaken attribution
    In a letter to the editor, Dr. Valerie Parisi, interim dean of the WSU School of Medicine, points out that former dean Dr. John Crissman is erroneously identified as the current dean under his Oct. ..
  • BCCCP assists uninsured breast, cervical cancer victims
    A feature story focuses on two breast cancer survivors who received care through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program administered by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne St..
  • Landlords targeted over lead paint
    Wayne State University experts have created a database to track lead-based paint in dwellings throughout the city in an effort to help officials crack down on landlords who have failed to remove the..
  • Ex-reporter McGraw is Journalist of the Year
    Former Free Press reporter Bill McGraw has been named 2009 Journalist of the Year by the WSU Journalism Program. He will be honored Wednesday at the annual Journalism Day luncheon in St. Andrew\'s H..
  • Galleon Insider Trading Case: 'Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack'
    Using a Q&A format, the Wall Street Journal interviews WSU law professor Peter Henning regarding an insider trading case involving the founder of the Galleon Group. Among other things, Henning comme..
  • Wayne State University to help Ford Motor Co. commercialize patents
    The School of Business Administration announced Monday that its Adams Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program will help Ford Global Technologies L.C.C. commercialize Ford Motor Co.'s extensive patent po..
  • Wayne State takes part in the African Democracy Project
    The African Democracy Project, a new program in which a group of WSU students have an opportunity to visit an emerging democratic country on the African continent, was the topic of an interview with..
  • Police pool resources for new equipment
    Eric Lambert, chair of the Criminal Justice Department, comments to WWJ reporter Mike Campbell regarding the value of various suburban police agencies in the Detroit metro area pooling resources to ..
  • More opportunities for higher education in Macomb County
    An article on higher education opportunities in Macomb County mentions that the Wayne State University School of Business Administration sent eight graduate student interns to the county building in..
  • Pro job recruiter offers help to job seekers at WSU
    Wayne State University is hosting some help for Michigan\'s many job-seekers. WSU alumna and professional recruiter Therese Marie Boldt will host a workshop to help those who are out of work. The w..
  • Bonstelle Theatre opens its 88th season with the drama \'The Talented Tenth\'
    Wayne State University's undergraduate theatre program opened its 88th season at the Bonstelle Theatre with Richard Wesley's The Talented Tenth. Photos of the Bonstelle Theatre and cast members are ..
  • Wayne State study shows adult stem cell grafts help paralyzed
    A new study by Wayne State University School of Medicine associate professor Jean Peduzzi-Nelson of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, details the outcome of adult stem cell grafts in spina..
  • Kalamazoo hosting annual gathering of bioscience experts
    Representatives from Wayne State University will participate in the upcoming MichBio Expo in Kalamazoo. The event is Michigan's largest annual gathering of bioscience professionals and is expected t..
  • Wayne State\'s Math Corps featured on CNN
    Wayne State's Math Corps program is featured on CNN's Assignment Detroit segment. The six-week camp teaches mathematics and life skills to over 400 Detroit Public Schools students each summer.
  • Joique Bell scores six touchdowns as Wayne State rolls
    Wayne State Warrior running back Joique Bell tied a GLIAC record with six rushing touchdowns and Anthony Morasso added a 44-yard field goal as Wayne State defeated Ferris State 45-7 at Adams Field o..
  • Detroit to host 2010 World Stem Cell Summit
    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced yesterday that Detroit will be the host of a convention next October on stem cell research and commercialization. The World Stem Cell Summit will bring its ..
  • Wayne State professors show their stuff
    The artwork of six Wayne State art professors is now on display in the University's Art Department Gallery. Several photos of the artwork accompanies the story.
  • New businesses can thrive in bad economy, Michigan native entrepreneur says
    Rick Inatome, a venture capitalist and founder of two billion-dollar companies, was the keynote speaker Thursday at Wayne State's fifth annual E2Detroit conference. Inatome spoke about funding and o..
  • Secretary of State candidate tells Saginaw County League of Women Voters election reform needed
    Wayne State University law professor Jocelyn F. Benson spoke to the League of Women Voters yesterday in Saginaw Township on election reform. Benson announced her candidacy to become Michigan's next ..
  • Funding critical to Detroit's comeback, ex-mayor of Pittsburgh says
    Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, spoke at Wayne State University's E2 Detroit 2009 conference yesterday about the key components of fostering entrepreneurship in the city of Detroit. http://ww..
  • Wayne State\'s Warriors and the Ironman
    An article by a Time writer relates how four Wayne State student athletes - Lisa Seymour, Vince Bechard, Robin Coolsaet and Adham Aljahmi - acted as volunteer guides for Richard Bernstein, chair o..
  • Wayne State professor helps make deep-space images available on the Internet
    Morning anchor Deana Centofanti highlighted Wayne State University professor David Cinabro's project to help make deep-space images available on the Internet. The research is made possible by a $258..
  • Mortuary Science Program holds Open House
    The Mortuary Science program at Wayne State University opened its doors to the public offering a look at how people are autopsied, embalmed and buried. Highlights of the event were previewed briefly..
  • WSU Professor comments on the Ambassador Bridge evaluation
    Professor Tapan Datta, director of Wayne State University's Transportation Research Group, commented about the recent fair rating evaluation of the Ambassador Bridge. The bridge is being replaced ne..
  • Dr. Suzanne White talks about H1N1 Virus
    Dr. Suzanne White, department chair, Emergency Medicine, at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, and a nationally-recognized expert on pandemic preparedness, talked about the H1N1 virus and ..
  • On the move
    The Wayne State University Foundation board has elected Eugene Driker, a founding member of the Detroit law firm Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C., as its second chairman, succeeding Eugene Appl..
  • Wayne State, Karmanos plan to expand partnership
    Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute on Friday announced they will work to expand their long-term partnership agreement in cancer research, educati..
  • Fed grant to boost school patrols
    The Wayne State University Police Department will soon share a $270,000 federal grant with the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Public Schools. Wayne State will use its $90,000 share to cover t..
  • Hard times are driving people back to school
    As the economy prompts more people to pursue higher education, Wayne State University has seen 76 percent of last year\'s freshman class return to school this fall compared with just under 70 percen..
  • PC retail pioneer Inatome to close E2 conference
    Serial entrepreneur Rick Inatome will give the closing keynote address at E2 2009, the annual one-day conference for entrepreneurs at Wayne State University. Inatome founded two companies here, Inac..
  • WSU, Henry Ford Health consider joint research facility
    Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University announced last week they have signed a letter of intent to expand their medical education and research relationships. Over the next 90 days, offic..
  • WSU marching band hits field after 2 decades
    Wayne State University\'s marching band took to the field for the first time in two decades before Saturday\'s homecoming game against Ashland University. The Wayne State Warriors football team won ..
  • Would-be neurosurgeon gets look at brain research
    Troy High School senior Gayathri Kollipara has a head start in her quest to be a brain surgeon, with help from a cell biologist at Wayne State University\'s medical school. Kollipara has been shadow..
  • The perfect day of weight loss
    An article on weight loss mentions a Wayne State University study that found that taking three seconds to lower weights during full-body resistance training can rev your metabolism for up to three d..
  • Cassandra Ulbrich featured in Crain\'s 40 under 40 class of 2009
    Casandra Ulbrich, Wayne State's director of corporate and foundation relations, is featured in Crain's Detroit Business' 40 under 40 Class of 2009. 40 under 40 includes rising stars at large organiz..
  • \"Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films\" workshop offered by Wayne State University
    A professional workshop titled "Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films" will be offered this fall by the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts i..
  • WSU symposium looked at state\'s medical-marijuana law
    Lawyers, public officials and doctors gathered at Wayne State University Saturday to discuss the state of Michigan's medical-marijuana law, nearly a year after its approval by voters. The one-day Mi..
  • Woman Groped On WSU Campus
    Wayne State University police have issued a campus crime alert after a 20-year-old woman reported being groped by a stranger.
  • Most babies born today may live past 100
    Hector Gonzalez, assistant professor of medicine and public health at Wayne State, comments in a story about an increased life expectancy for babies born in industrialized nations since the year 2000.
  • More stroke victims get clot-busting therapy
    A new study found that more stroke victims are getting a brain-saving drug -- tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) -- but many others aren\'t arriving at hospitals early enough to benefit from the tre..
  • Opposing view: 'We are leading the way'
    NFL Executive Vice President Harold Henderson penned this article detailing the league's commitment to reducing and properly treating concussions. Henderson mentions that the NFL initiated and funde..
  • Career coah Therese Boldt discusses tactics for the new economy
    Wayne State University alumna and career coach Therese Marie Boldt answered caller questions about job search tactics and discussed her new book Yes! You can land a job (even) in a crummy economy d..
  • Africa project could aid Detroit literacy effort
    A column about the tutoring initiative ProLiteracy Detroit mentions that the program is supported by Wayne State University.
  • Budget means less for Medicaid, nursing homes
    Recent state health budget cuts passed by the House and Senate have resulted in a $400,000 cut to Wayne State University for diabetes education and outreach in Detroit.
  • Cancer symposium to give doctors more resources
    The ProMedica Cancer Institute (PCI), led by Wayne State professor Manuel Valdivieso, will host a Fall Symposium on Oct. 9 in Perrysburg, Ohio. "There are 12 million cancer survivors in the nation,"..
  • Star RB one of best ever at Wayne State
    A sports feature story examines the college career of Wayne State Warrior running back Joique Bell, who has a career total of 5,534 career rushing yards placing him 17th on the all-time NCAA Divisio..
  • Detroit coaxes students to high-stakes roll call
    Paula Wood, dean of Wayne State University's College of Education, commented in a story about public school districts across Michigan mobilizing last Wednesday to boost attendance for Count Day. The..
  • High court to hear Michigan case about juries
    In a case that could determine how much authority federal courts have on state rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the State of Michigan seeking to reinstate the murder c..
  • 'Fantasticks' musical opens Hilberry season
    Known for its presentations of classic comedies and dramas, Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre opens its new season with only the third musical ever presented during a regular season. The Fantasticks op..