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News releases from May 1998

  • Judge Damon Keith to receive Edward Devitt Award at WSU
    May 29, 1998
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will visit Wayne State Friday, June 5, to present the 16th annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award to Judge Damon J. Keith, senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth C..
  • Wayne State begins work on Master Plan for the campus
    May 27, 1998
    A team of architects, engineers and planners has begun work on a master plan for the Wayne State University campus designed to create the "model urban university for the 21st century." Work began in recent months following President Irvi..
  • Wayne State University adding Italian Room as student study area
    May 27, 1998
    A reception to celebrate the opening of the Italian Room, the latest addition to Wayne State University's Ethnic Heritage Center, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in room 160 General Lectures Building. The reception is open to the public. ..
  • Student engineers work with alternative fuel cars
    May 20, 1998
    (Detroit, Mich) The Wayne State College of Engineering Ethanol Team is putting the finishing touches on its vehicle as it enters the final weeks before the 1998 Ethanol Vehicle Challenge. The national competition, sponsored by the United States Dep..
  • Arbor Drugs founder receives honorary degree from Wayne State
    May 20, 1998
    Eugene Applebaum, chief executive officer of Arbor Drugs, Inc., and a Wayne State University pharmacy graduate, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university at the commencement ceremony at Cobo Hall in early May. The award was pr..
  • Arthur Johnson, former president of Detroit NAACP, receives honorary degree from Wayne State University
    May 20, 1998
    Arthur L. Johnson, former president of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wayne State University earlier this month at a commencement ceremony at Cobo Hall. Johnson retired from Wayne State ..
  • Mahoney named WSU Law School dean
    May 20, 1998
    Joan Mahoney, professor of law and former dean at Western New England College School of Law and a Wayne State University alumna, was named dean of the WSU Law School today (May 22) by President Irvin Reid. Mahoney assumes the deanship Aug. 1, suc..
  • Journalism leaders at Wayne State say "yes" to sophisticated audiences of the future
    May 15, 1998
    Media leaders put a positive spin on the future of journalism in a discussion of "Journalism's Future: A View From the Top" during the recent Communication Week at Wayne State University. The panelists saw a future replete with drastic ..
  • Judge Damon Keith to receive Edward Devitt Award at WSU
    May 14, 1998
    U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas will visit Wayne State Friday, June 5, to present the 16th annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award to Justice Damon J. Keith, a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth ..
  • Five receive Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards
    May 13, 1998
    Five professors, recipients of Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards, were honored at the fifth annual Academic Convocation April 28. The faculty members will receive a citation, engraved plaque and unrestricted grant of $2,500 at the June..
  • Wayne State University Law School celebrates at May 15
    May 8, 1998
    Hundreds of Wayne State University Law School alumni, faculty, friends, and dignitaries will gather to celebrate the 70 year history of the Law School at a black tie gala, the "Treasure of Detroit Ball," to be held on the evening of Frida..
  • Wayne State University adopts new policy for transfer students
    May 1, 1998
    Beginning this fall, students who wish to transfer to Wayne State University from another accredited institution of higher learning will find they can make the move sooner than in the past. The WSU Board of Governors has approved anew policy that p..
  • WSU German students win 10 Faulhaber scholarship awards
    May 1, 1998
    The Department of German and Slavic Studies at Wayne State University has announced the recipients of the Uwe K. Faulhaber Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for 1998-99. In recognition of their academic achievement 10 undergraduate students who a..