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    News releases from November 2009

  • Battle of degrees heats up: Universities, community colleges spar over four-year programs
    A move by community colleges to offer bachelor\'s degrees in nursing and three other areas is sparking some questions. At issue is state House legislation, recently approved by committee, that would..
  • Holiday sales off to merry start; But retailers worry weekend\'s shopping uptick won\'t last
    Wayne State University marketing professor Jeffrey Stoltman commented on the significance of Black Friday weekend. While some analysts say it sets the pace for the holiday season, others consider it..
  • How 2 cities revived old train stations
    John Mohyi, a 21-year-old Wayne State University student, is quoted in a story about efforts to restore the Michigan Central Station located in Detroit. Mohyi said he contacted Dan Stamper, presiden..
  • CAPITOL BRIEFINGS: Lansing looks to revive nurse program
    Monika Wierzbicki, external affairs liaison at the Wayne State University College of Nursing, commented about state officials who are looking at how to retool the Michigan Nursing Corps, a program d..
  • Make Kim Kardashian work for you in a fantasy celebrity league
    Professor Jerry Herron, who teaches contemporary American culture at Wayne State University, comments in a story about Us Magazine Fantasy Celebrity League, which takes the sports fantasy format and..
  • Breakthrough research study on OCD reveals new treatment
    David Rosenberg, M.D., who leads a team of researchers that recently discovered that the chemical glutamate plays a major role in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), was featured on a..
  • New Web site promotes items \'Bought in Detroit\'
    Wayne State professor of urban planning Robin Boyle comments in a story about a new Web site designed to encourage people to shop in Detroit and redirect some of their money ..
  • Global brainpower
    Wayne State University Board of Governors member Eugene Driker writes in a letter-to-the editor that our political leaders in Lansing need a strategy for restoring funding for higher education. He s..
  • No benefit to students
    In another letter-to-the-editor, a Free Press reader writes that the Michigan Promise Scholarship mainly benefits universities and colleges, not their students. He also references Wayne State Univer..
  • CIO mentor program application deadline Dec. 14
    Joe Sawasky, Wayne State University CIO, comments in a story about Automation Alley's 2010 Mentor & Coaching Program. The 10-month program pairs Automation Alley members with a CIO mentor in a one-o..
  • WSU graduations
    A brief notes that Wayne State University plans to resume twice-a-year graduations next month, with the first December ceremonies in five years.
  • Veteran Wayne State team has eye on national title after beating No. 1
    A story about the Wayne State men's basketball team asks, "Is this the year for Wayne State to win a national championship? The Warriors defeated No. 1 Ballarmine last Saturday coming back from a 17..
  • Students protest Promise Scholarship cuts
    Hundreds of students gathered outside the Welcome Center at Wayne State University to wave their signs in protest of Michigan lawmakers\' elimination of the Michigan Promise Scholarship. Part of Wes..
  • Wayne State is attracting a younger crowd
    Wayne State University is experiencing a slow but significant transition, with larger numbers of younger undergrad students who are taking more classes and spending more time in extracurricular acti..
  • Students rally in support of the Michigan Promise Grant
    Wayne State students plan to rally in front of the university's Welcome Center at noon today in support of the Michigan Promise scholarship. Wayne State Student Council President James Gale was inte..
  • WSU finds dietary agent inhibits pancreatic cancer
    A Wayne State researcher is investigating the potential of a dietary agent in inhibiting the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer - one of the most deadly cancer types in the world. Fazlul H. Sa..
  • University Research Corridor leads high-technology charge
    Over the past five years, the University Research Corridor, an alliance of Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, produced an average of 20 new companies a..
  • Wayne State University and community partners lead charge to extend broadband wireless in Midtown and low-income areas
    Wayne State University is providing the technical, strategic and systems support to provide Internet access for residents in two low-income Detroit neighborhoods, as part of the Community Telecommun..
  • University officials: Plan higher ed funding
    Harvey Hollins, Wayne State University's vice president for government affairs, comments in a story about state budget cuts to higher education appropriations. "The challenge for the state of Michig..
  • NET worth
    Last week, WSU\'s Center for the Study of Citizenship took the first step in examining technology and citizenship by hosting a national conference - eCitizenship: New Tools, New Strategies, New Sp..
  • TechTown\'s growth leads to hosting stem cell summit
    The 2010 World Stem Cell Summit, which is being held in Detroit Oct. 4-6, will help showcase one of the reasons organizers said they chose the city: TechTown\'s stem cell commercialization center. T..
  • WSU to host science, engineering career event
    Wayne State University is to host a free science and engineering career exploration event for high school and college students Wednesday. The program, called \"Unlimited Horizons: Exploring Science ..
  • Thirsty for jobs
    An editorial column on developing a so-called \"blue economy\" in Michigan mentions that Wayne State representatives have discussed the possibility of creating an organization called NextWater to ex..
  • \'eCitizenship\' conference next week at Wayne State
    Wayne State University is hosting a national \"eCitizenship\" conference on the role of online social media and democracy. The conference is Thursday and Friday in Detroit and focuses on whether soc..
  • WSU Med Sleds
    Wayne State University Police have a new device in their cars designed to make it easier to move sick or injured people during an emergency. There are now 18 \"Med Sleds\" in use on campus. The sled..
  • Wayne State offers grad program in communication and new media
    In response to a growing demand for understanding Internet and mobile communication technologies, a graduate certificate program in communication and new media will be offered by Wayne State beginni..
  • Wayne State, Partners Lead Wireless Broadband Drive
    As part of the Community Telecommunications Network, Wayne State University is providing the technical, strategic and systems support to provide Internet access for residents in two low-income Detro..
  • Significance of the Detroit elections
    Segments from an interview with Lyke Thompson, director of the Center for Urban Studies, regarding the importance of the Detroit election aired several times during the early morning. He pointed out..
  • New York Ex-Senate Head Bruno's Trial Focuses on $3 Million Sum
    Law professor Peter Henning comments on the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Joseph Bruno. The trial begins today in U.S. District Court in Albany. Bruno was indicted in Janua..
  • Local classical musicians in White House forum
    Local classical musicians from the Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute at Wayne State, Sphinx Competition Alumni and Sphinx Performance Academy will be a part of a forum on classical music during the..
  • Reinventing remedial education
    An article about the growing movement to enhance higher education's focus on remedial education as part of its core mission includes comments by Howard Shapiro, associate vice president for undergra..
  • Wayne State Researcher Discovers Nature of Gene Editing Enzyme
    The heart of one of nature's gene editing enzymes has at least three different forms, according to a paper just published by Wayne State researcher David Rueda, assistant professor of chemistry in t..
  • New \'Low Profit\' Firm Gets Grant, To Help Nonprofits With IT
    ArdentCause L3C, one of the first low-profit limited liability corporations in Michigan, will serve as a mentor partner for Wayne State University's Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship Program, a one year..
  • New Sound Analysis Hardware From Wayne State Spinoff
    The Wayne State University spin-off SenSound LLC and its manufacturing partner Revware Inc. announced Monday the launch of SenCAH, which combines SenSound's compact acoustical holography technology ..
  • WSU Senior Gets Home-Grown Healthiness On Store Shelves
    Wayne State University senior and SEED Wayne volunteer Will Ahee is gaining attention for his efforts with the university's sustainable food systems group. Ahee is currently spearheading a project t..
  • At the Podium: Lectures at area colleges and universities
    \"Black Politics in Brazil,\" a Nov. 5 lecture by WSU Africana Studies professor Ollie Johnson on Nov. 5, is included in a calendar list. The lecture will be at Notre Dame University.
  • Tech Tour of Wayne State University
    A tech tour of Wayne State University's research facilities is the focus of a lead story on Great Lakes IT Report. WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush toured the physics, pharmacy and chemistry departm..
  • WSU senior works to get healthy food in stores
    Wayne State University senior and SEED Wayne volunteer Will Ahee is garnering much attention for his efforts with Wayne State's sustainable food systems group. Ahee is currently spearheading a proje..
  • Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency among people
    According to Wayne State University biochemistry professor Timothy Stemmler, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency among people. Stemmler said that about 500 million people in the world and ..
  • Detroit seeks political stability with election
    Wayne State University Law School professor Robert Sedler comments on the personal financial matters of Detroit's City Council candidates.
  • Saving the most salvageable neighborhoods
    Wayne State law professor John Mogk comments in an editorial item about reclaiming Detroit's most blighted neighborhoods.