News releases from January 1998

  • African-American history is showcased in February presentations at Wayne State University
    January 28, 1998
    A series of presentations commemorating Black History Month is planned by the Wayne State University department of Africana studies in February. Inhlanzi Ishelwe Amanzi-As will perform "Fish Out of Water , " an intimate, multilingual..
  • Outstanding alumni and faculty are sought for three awards
    January 22, 1998
    The Wayne State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Homer D. Strong Award and Faculty Service Award. Nominations are due by March 1 and should be sent to Awards Committee, Wayne State Universit..
  • Wayne State seeks alumni to volunteer on Valentine's Day
    January 22, 1998
    Wayne State University alumni, family and friends are needed to participate in the WSU-Detroit Rescue Mission Outreach Event slated for Feb. 14 at the Detroit Rescue Mission. The Detroit Rescue Mission collects and distributes donations to needy ..
  • Author bell hooks to speak at Humanities Center conference
    January 22, 1998
    Well-known author Bell Hooks will be the keynote speaker at the Humanities Center Faculty Fellows Conference Feb. 19 at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University. Hooks, author of Art on My Mind: Visual Politics and Kil..
  • WSU Law School receives $100,000 Myron Leven gift
    January 21, 1998
    Myron Leven, 1952 Law School alumnus, recently donated more than $100,000 to the Law School at Wayne State University to set up graduate school scholarships to aid Hispanic students and for other purposes. The gift is the latest in his efforts t..
  • WSU Law School presents Judge Harry T. Edwards
    January 21, 1998
    One of the nation's outstanding jurists will present a major address at 4p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Wayne State University Law School. Harry T. Edwards, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a..
  • Deadline for WSU Siegel Pearson literary award submission is March 2
    January 20, 1998
    The deadline for the Judith Siegel Pearson literary award submission is March 2. The award is an annual prize for the best creative or scholarly work on a subject concerning women and is open to all interested writers and scholars. Submissions fo..
  • WSU Gallery Shop opens in Community Arts Building
    January 20, 1998
    A new eating opportunity, the Gallery Shop, opened in the Community Arts Building at Wayne State University in time for the first day of classes, Jan.12. The menu features daily deliveries of fresh Bagel Factory bagels, freshly baked Otis Spunke..
  • WSU Law School graduates again lead Michigan Bar Examination results
    January 20, 1998
    Once again graduates of the Wayne State University Law School placed first on the Michigan Bar Examination with a passing rate of 96% for first-time takers and 94% for all takers of the July 1997 bar examination. The results mark the third time i..
  • WSU, DSO host workshop for conductors Jan. 28-31
    January 20, 1998
    An American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL) workshop for conductors will attract more than 40 participants from across the nation Jan. 28-31 to Wayne State University's Schaver Music Building. Wayne State will co-host the event with the Detroit S..
  • Institute Scientists establish Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line
    January 15, 1998
    Scientists have established the first pancreatic tumor cell line, a new research tool to battle one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, led by Ramzi Mohammad, Ph.D., published their res..
  • Laws affecting gay families will be focus of WSU conference
    January 14, 1998
    Lavender Families and the Law" will be the subject of the fifth annual daylong Conference on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues sponsored by the Office for Community Affairs at Wayne State University Friday, February 20, in the McGregor Memorial..
  • WSU President's Commission on the Status of Women plans professional development presentation and Pistons night, cookbook fund-raisers
    January 12, 1998
    The President's Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) at Wayne State University will start the year's activities with a presentation on professional development by Seetha Shankaran, and a Pistons night at The Palace and cookbook projects to rai..
  • Wayne State names longtime faculty member as interim dean for College of Nursing
    January 12, 1998
    DETROIT -- Fredericka Shea of Detroit has been named interim dean of the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. An associate professor of family, community and mental health nursing and co-director of the AIDS Research and Education Pro..