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    News releases from July 2010

  • What\'s going on
    The Wayne State University School of Pharmacy is sponsoring a health fair in Wyandotte on Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives will be administering blood pressure and glucose checks, offer..
  • WSU School of Medicine student interviewed on WJR-AM 760
    Kertia Black, assistant dean for student affairs at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, shares her story of starting medical school at age 38 while juggling marriage and motherhood.
  • Shooting to start on student-produced film
    Shooting is expected to start Aug. 6 on \"Appleville,\" a film produced entirely by students from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. It\'s a project of..
  • U.S. Justice staff said to urge BP manager subpoenas
    Law professor Noah Hall commented in an article about the recommendation from U.S. Justice Department attorneys that a grand jury be convened and BP managers subpoenaed to determine if any laws were..
  • Detroit Police honor slain officers
    Members of the Detroit Police Department played a basketball game Friday night at the Matthaei Physical Education Center as a memorial for slain officers. Money raised from the event will benefit a ..
  • Stem cell scientists fear election impact
    Many supporters of embryonic stem cell research in Michigan fear that a change in state leadership may have a negative effect on scientific efforts. Carol Brenner, associate professor of obstetrics ..
  • How can Michigan recapture its manufacturing glory?
    A story about a possible resurgence of manufacturing jobs in Michigan references a recent University Research Corridor report that claims manufacturing is \"alive and well\" in the state.
  • Wayne State students turn passion for bass into money for college
    Wayne State students Andrew Smith and Peter Bommarito, the only members of the university's Bass Fishing Club, recently qualified to compete in an upcoming regional competition in the FLW National G..
  • Helen Thomas statue campaign stirs controversy
    Wayne State University is mentioned in an article about the Arab American National Museum's fundraising drive to erect a controversial statue of legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas.
  • Shirley Sherrod\'s lessons to young journalists
    One Wayne State University student received a unique opportunity this week at the National Association of Black Journalists' annual convention. Journalism student Corrine Lyons interviewed ousted US..
  • Journalism education undergoes academic discipline makeover
    Ben Burns, director of Wayne State University's journalism program, comments in an article about changing trends in journalism education.
  • Poet Philip Levine recalls life at the factory
    Philip Levine, a Wayne State University alum and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who has published about a dozen works, was featured yesterday on the "PBS NewsHour." The former assembly line worker remi..
  • Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, rivals face off in only debate Decision 2010
    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and some of her 13th District congressional race challengers participated in a debate at Wayne State University's law school yesterday.

  • Univesities play a green role in society
    Carol Miller, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State, was interviewed on WJR's "Environmentally Sound" program, where she discussed the role that..
  • Wayne State researcher gets $1.2M for cancer therapy
    Four researchers from Detroit's Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University will receive a total of $1.2 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance research to bet..
  • Short cervix boosts preterm birth risk
    Cervical length is the most powerful predictor of spontaneous preterm delivery of singletons or twins, according to a meta-analysis conducted by Dr. Roberto Romero, chief of the Perinatology Researc..
  • Michigan congressional candidates debate
    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and some of her 13th District congressional race challengers participated in a debate at Wayne State University's law school yesterday.

  • Prospect of long presidential search worries some at WSU
    This Crain's story discusses the search process to replace Wayne State President Jay Noren following his resignation last week. Richard Bernstein, Board of Governors chair, said the university\'s ne..
  • Midtown anchors to work together on revival plan
    Midtown Detroit\'s three largest anchor employers are expected to announce in October the first formal plan for them to work together on economic development and revitalization of the area. The repo..
  • 13th District congressional candidates to debate
    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and some of her 13th District congressional race challengers are to debate at Wayne State University's law school today. Crime Stoppers of Michigan President John..
  • Americans with Disabilities Act hits 20 today
    Wayne State law professor and director of WSU's disability law clinic David Moss comments in a story about the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The legislation..
  • OTHER VOICES: Ideas for the next governor
    In a story about Michigan at one of its biggest crossroads in more than 100 years with the upcoming gubernatorial election, Wayne State is noted among the "Top 10 pipeline issues." These are project..
  • Politicians are pressing the issue... in Ohio & New York
    Nick Schroeck, executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center at Wayne State University, comments in an interview about the Asian carp threat to the Great Lakes.
  • Group dispatches TV ads to get \"yes\" vote on SMART tax renewal
    Metro Detroit\'s regional bus system is relying on a final run of television commercials to persuade voters to renew the tax that generates about half of its operating funds. Voters in Southeast Mic..
  • Efforts to recover lost funds from Ponzi schemes introduce new legal term to public: \'clawback\'
    Wayne State law professor Peter Henning comments about efforts to recover lost funds from Ponzi schemes. \"It\'s always been a part of bankruptcy law that you could go and get something back,\" said..
  • DMC exec works to build \"new model\" for physician-hospital organization
    Dr. Valerie Parisi, dean of Wayne State's School of Medicine, comments about WSU's activity in the area of joint venture opportunities and the charge before Dr. Steven Grant, executive vice presiden..
  • WSU golf outing to raise money for scholarship
    Wayne State's School of Business Administration Alumni Association\'s fourth annual Swing for the Students scholarship golf outing is today at the Detroit Golf Club. Money raised will be used for an..
  • 2, 4, 6, 8, nobody appreciates cheering
    A story about a recent ruling by a federal judge who deemed that cheerleading is not a sport featured a study conducted by Wayne State researchers, which showed that college cheerleaders are as fit ..
  • Bass, Brach finding success in Minors
    Former Wayne State Warrior pitcher Anthony Bass is having a standout season for the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Class A Advanced minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Bass has recorded 79 str..
  • There\'s no debate: Money talks
    A brief about today's 13th District congressional debate notes that state Sen. Hansen Clarke, who is leading in recent polls, told organizers he cannot participate because he has an out-of-town fund..
  • Wayne State study recognized as one of most significant of 2009
    Faculty of 1000 Medicine, which bills itself as \"the expert guide to the most important advances in medicine,\" identified \"Mortality after Lumbar Fusion Surgery,\" by Sham Maghout Juratli, M.D., ..
  • CSB/SJU professor to study how loved ones communicate
    Communication professor Terry Kinney commented in an article about a new study from a College of St. Benedict and St. John's University (Minn.) professor that will examine the impact of everyday com..
  • Michigan students raise scores on merit exams
    More than 110,000 Michigan high school juniors posted the best scores yet on the standardized Michigan Merit Exam in four subjects. This class marks the first required by law to complete tougher hig..
  • I-94 work begins Aug. 2
    The Michigan Department of Transportation said Thursday that crews will kick off the $1.8 million, 10-week I-94 project Aug. 2. It will upgrade lighting on the freeway between I-96 and I-75. The p..
  • Dell to settle federal charges for $100 million
    Computer maker Dell is paying $100 million to settle civil charges that it used fraudulent accounting to meet Wall Street earnings targets, the government announced Thursday. Under the settlement w..
  • Beating high price of college textbooks
    Wayne State University student Meghan Beckham comments in a story about the high price of college textbooks, which now cost students an average of $1,000 a year. In an effort to combat the high-cos..
  • In alleged Ponzi scheme, no cash back, no trial set
    Wayne State law professor Peter Henning comments in a story about Ponzi schemes. By the time most Ponzi schemes are exposed, most of the money is already gone. \"If investors get a nickel on the do..
  • Administrative ranks growing at the University of Michigan-Flint
    Wayne State University had the second highest growth rate of administrators among public universities in the state from 2005-2009, according to figures from the Michigan Higher Education Institution..
  • Canton business briefs
    Wayne State University Physician Group recently hired a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Richard L. Needleman, as assistant professor-orthopaedic surgery.
    Needleman also serves as assistant profes..
  • Rajaratnam assails wiretaps in signature U.S. case
    Law professor Peter Henning doubts that efforts by Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam to get the first wiretaps used in an insider trading probe on Wall Street will be successful.
  • UM, MSU presidents praise Jay Noren's work on University Research Corridor
    President Jay Noren's fellow university presidents at the University Research Corridor (URC) praised him for his contributions to the research alliance of the three largest universities in the state..
  • Endorsements: State Senate in Oakland County districts
    The Detroit Free Press has endorsed Casandra Ulbrich, Wayne State's director of corporate and foundation relations, as the Democratic candidate of choice in 12th State Senate District Primary.
  • Debate for U.S. rep is set for 7 p.m. Monday
    The Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Wayne State University Institute for Media Diversity will sponsor a debate in one of the hottest primaries -- U.S. Rep. C..
  • Michigan\'s advanced manufacturing sector growing, study shows
    More than 381,000 people at 11,000 Michigan firms are working in high-tech, highly productive advanced manufacturing jobs - nearly two-thirds of the state's manufacturing base, according to a new ..
  • WSU professor comments on former Detroit police chief
    Professor Marick Masters, director of Labor@Wayne, commented in an interview with Channel 7 reporter Bill Proctor about the resignation of Detroit police chief Warren Evans.
  • Wayne State president Jay Noren stepping down
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren has announced his resignation, effective Aug. 6. Noren, who took the position two years ago, said "personal issues during this past year have become increa..
  • Report: Manufacturing not dead in Michigan
    Nearly 400,000 people at 11,000 Michigan companies are employed in high-tech, advanced-manufacturing jobs, demonstrating that manufacturing is alive in Michigan, according to a report released today..
  • Damage from binge-drinking in pregnancy worsens with age
    Wayne State University researchers have found that children of pregnant women 30 or older who binge-drink are more likely to suffer greater damage from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Lisa M. Chio..
  • Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans quits, Ralph Godbee steps in
    Law professor Peter Henning discusses Detroit Police Chief Warren Evan's abrupt resignation and the effects it may have on the police department.
  • Detroit researchers studying benefits of aspirin
    Wayne State University is part of an international study to see if aspirin can help seniors lead longer, healthier lives. The research study is called Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPR..
  • 2010 Summer Film Institute
    Students from Wayne State University, Michigan State and U-M taking part in the 2010 Creative Film Alliance Summer Film Institute are filming in Richland, Mich. this week. The 8-week institute pairs..
  • President Noren interview on WDET
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren was a guest on WDET\'s \"The Craig Fahle Show\" discussing his decision to resign and highlighting his tenure at the university.
  • Damage from binge-drinking in pregnancy worsens with age
    Wayne State researchers have found that children of pregnant women 30 or older who binge-drink are more likely to suffer greater damage from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Lisa M. Chiodo, assista..
  • Wayne State president resigns
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren has announced his resignation, effective Aug. 6. Noren, who took the position two years ago, said "personal issues during this past year have become increa..
  • Study to investigate the effects of Aspirin
    Dr. John Flack, chair of Internal Medicine at Wayne State's School of Medicine, is the study investigator for a research project designed to determine whether aspirin can help older adults avoid phy..
  • Wayne State\'s Researcher\'s Dashboard
    Wayne State's Computing & Information Technology office and the Office of the Vice President for Research created a new software application called the Researcher\'s Dashboard. The app allows resear..
  • Wayne State psychiatry professor comments on hairstylists
    Wayne State psychiatry professor George Shiener commented in a story about hairstylists who often play dual roles of cosmetologist and counselor to clients seeking advice on personal issues. \"This ..
  • Too old for foster care, youths struggle
    Psychology professor Paul Toro discussed the difficulties that many Michigan youths who have been raised in foster care face when they age out of the system. Toro said that the trauma of being separ..
  • Goldman earnings: Fab gets "thrown to the wolves"
    Law professor Peter Henning commented in an article about the split between Goldman Sachs Group and trader "Fabulous" Fabrice Tourre, who was involved with the Abacus CDO deal.
  • WSU\'s Get Schooled program featured on WWJ-AM
    WWJ co-anchor Greg Bowman featured a \"Making the Grade\" segment on Wayne State\'s \"Get Schooled\" program being held this week. Monita Mungo, community engagement@wayne manager at the Irvin D...
  • DPS summer camp makes math matter
    A feature story profiles Wayne State University's Math Corps summer camp. The six-week camp teaches mathematics and life skills to more than 400 Detroit Public Schools students each summer. Wayne St..
  • An economic recovery in Michigan? What recovery?
    Timothy Butler, associate professor of Global Supply Chain Management, discusses the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index. The index, which is compiled and analyzed by Wayne State University..
  • Detroit Researchers Battle Breast Cancer
    Four researchers from Detroit's Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University will receive a total of $1.2 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance research to bet..
  • Study looks at aspirin and the elderly
    Dr. John Flack, chair of Internal Medicine at Wayne State's School of Medicine, is the study investigator for a research project designed to determine whether aspirin can help older adults avoid phy..
  • Komen for the cure gives Wayne, Karmanos researchers $1.2M
    Four researchers from Detroit's Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University will receive a total of $1.2 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance research to bet..
  • Jazz Festival honors educators, adds local acts
    The 2010 Detroit International Jazz Festival is teaming up with Wayne State University for JazzWeek@Wayne, five days of intensive music study for 40 high school students. The student musicians will ..
  • WSU law professor says Ambassador Bridge has constitutional right to be exclusive crossing
    Law professor Robert Sedler commented in a story about the proposed DRIC downriver bridge, which would add an additional span between Detroit and Windsor. Sedler referenced a 1921 U.S. Act of Congre..
  • Detroit Project Symposium draws area entrepreneurs
    Nearly 150 entrepreneurs gathered at Wayne State's TechTown Thursday for the inaugural Detroit Project Symposium. The event brought together speakers from the medical, educational and utility indust..
  • WSU professor comments on the new iPhone 4
    Matthew Seeger, chair of Wayne State's communication department, discusses Apple Inc.'s communication strategy concerning the iPhone 4's recent technical issues.
  • Podcast: Lead Paint Remains a Problem in Detroit\'s Housing Stock
    Lyke Thompson, director of Wayne State's Center for Urban Studies, discusses the high levels of lead poisoning that have been found in Detroit children.
  • WSU professor comments on Apple\'s communications strategy
    Matthew Seeger, chair of Wayne State's Department of Communication, discusses Apple's communication strategy concerning the iPhone 4's recent technical issues.
  • Aspirin study to test longevity
    Dr. John Flack, chair of internal medicine at Wayne State's School of Medicine, is the study investigator for a research project designed to determine whether aspirin can help older adults avoid phy..
  • U-M, MSU, and WSU team up for Creative Film Alliance
    Wayne State University and the University of Michigan make up two of the three pillars of Michigan\'s Creative Film Alliance Summer Film Institute. The intensive eight-week program at Gull Lake this..
  • WSU researcher gets Blues grant to study end of life care
    Margaret L. Campbell, assistant professor of nursing in Wayne State's College of Nursing, received $73,784 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to determine the benefit of routine ..
  • Richmond grad made his mark at Wayne State
    Wayne State University graduate Luke Mackewich is continuing his work to improve drinking water systems on American Indian reservations while heading into his last year of graduate school at WSU wor..
  • WSU to host Round Table on African American education
    Wayne State's Institute for the Study of the African American Child will address the academic achievement gap affecting African-Americans at a conference Saturday. The initiative, titled \"The Situa..
  • WSU professor comments on Detroit\'s 1995 newspaper strike
    Ben Burns, director of Wayne State's journalism program and former editor of the Detroit News, commented about the newspaper strike 15 years ago which led to 2,000 Detroit newspaper workers taking t..
  • Local food movement sprouts in Detroit
    A story on Detroit's food culture and burgeoning local-food movement highlights Wayne State's SEED Wayne program, whose mission is to build \"sustainable food systems\" in the city. The article ment..
  • Wayne State key player in new Creative Film Alliance
    WSU has teamed up with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to create the two-month 2010 Creative Film Alliance Summer Film Institute program at Gull Lake. The program revolves a..
  • Wayne State turns students into entrepreneurs with E2 Challenge
    Six Wayne State students are currently competing in the university's summer E2 Challenge at TechTown. The competition supports the students as they operate four start-up companies, in a competition ..
  • Wayne State University wins 2010 Campus Technology Innovators Award
    Administrators from Wayne State University\'s Computing & Information Technology office and the Office of the Vice President for Research will be recognized July 19 at the Campus Technology 2010 con..
  • Janice Hale on WDET\'s Craig Fahle Show
    Janice Hale, professor of early childhood learning, was a guest on "The Craig Fahle Show" talking about the July 17 Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC) 2010 Round Table on ..
  • iPhone 4 recall? Probably not.
    Communications professor Matthew Seeger commented in a story gauging the likelihood of Apple issuing a recall for the new iPhone 4. A recall is inevitable according to Seeger, who also noted that th..
  • U.S. law on Moroun\'s side, constitutional lawyer says
    Law professor Robert Sedler commented in a story about the proposed DRIC downriver bridge, which would add an additional span between Detroit and Windsor. Sedler referenced a 1921 U.S. Act of Congre..
  • What real censorship looks like
    In the political commentary section titled The Michigan View, Hadden writes that he recently spoke to a grad school class at Wayne State about censorship in the media.
  • Purchasing Managers, Comerica say economy coming back
    The local economy experienced a significantly high rate of expansion in June, according to a monthly survey of purchasing managers by Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration and ..
  • Personalized strategy is best for heart health
    Nancy T. Artinian, associate dean for research and director of the Center for Health Research at Wayne State University's College of Nursing, discusses the long term benefits of lifestyle changes fo..
  • Wayne State medical invention may help clean up Gulf oil leak
    A local company hopes to use medical technology developed by cardiologists at Wayne State to help clean up the areas affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Using technology to get oxygen i..
  • Snapshots: Index increases
    The local economy experienced a significantly high rate of expansion in June, according to a monthly survey of purchasing managers by Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration and ..
  • Prosecutor faces big guns in Meijer case
    Law Professor Peter Henning commented in an article about a pending case before the Michigan Supreme Court against Meijer, Inc. Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Alan Schneider wants the court to uph..
  • Kilpatrick\'s federal arraignment Tuesday escalates legal woes
    Prof. Peter Henning also commented in an article about Kwame Kilpatrick's federal arraignment Tuesday, where he could face 19 felony fraud and income tax counts that carry penalties of up to 20 year..
  • Seeking guidance: \'Picturing Hemingway\'s Michigan\'
    "Picturing Hemingway's Michigan," written by Michael Federspiel, is a compilation of Hemingway family photos and other glimpses into what northern Michigan was like in the early 1900's. Published by..
  • 2 in GR among top academic workplaces
    Wayne State was ranked 37th in The Scientist's "Best Places to Work 2010: Academia - Top 40 US Institutions" from their July 2010 issue.
  • Stylists dispense dating wisdom along with good looks
    Psychiatry professor George Shiener commented in a story about hairstylists who often play dual roles of cosmetologist and counselor to clients seeking advice on personal issues. \"This is someone w..
  • Health care people
    Dr. Kim Williams was named division chief of cardiology in the department of internal medicine for the Wayne State University Physician Group. Dr. Scott Laker, assistant professor of surgery at W..
  • Detroit man to fight for life at trial
    Law professor Peter Henning commented in an article about a Detroit man who faces a federal death penalty trial after confiding to a fellow inmate about his involvement in a fatal 2001 armored car r..
  • Michigan Colleges Create Joint Film Institute
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced Wednesday that Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are part of the 2010 Creative Film Alliance Summer Film Institute whi..
  • Man dies in fall from Wayne State parking garage
    Wayne State University police say a 31-year-old man died Friday after falling from a parking garage on the school's campus. Campus Police Chief Anthony Holt says investigators are examining surveill..
  • Casting calls
    A Youth Theatre Intensive Day Camp will run July 12 to 16 at Wayne State University. All classes and workshops, including acting, scriptwriting and directing, will be taught by actors, writers and d..
  • Michigan colleges create joint film institute
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced Wednesday that the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University are part of the 2010 Creative Film Alliance Summer Film Institute. T..