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News releases from May 1999

  • Warren resident to direct summer program at Harvard
    May 27, 1999
    Vera Andrushkiw, a lecturer in German and Slavic studies at Wayne State University, will serve as director and language coordinator of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute. This is her third summer appointment at the institute. In addition to the..
  • Local resident receives Wayne State award for teaching
    May 27, 1999
    Jorge Chinea is one of six professors to receive the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Chinea, a resident of Roseville, is an assistant professor in the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies in the College of Urban, ..
  • English professor receives award for teaching
    May 27, 1999
    Christopher Leland is one of six faculty members to receive the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and includes a$2,500 honorarium. ..
  • Surgery professor receives teaching award
    May 27, 1999
    Sharon Ackerman is one of six professors to receive the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and includes a $2,500 honorarium. Ackerma..
  • Physics professor receives teaching award
    May 27, 1999
    William Rolnick is one of six professors to receive the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and includes a $2,500 honorarium. Rolnick..
  • Crissman appointed interim dean of the School of Medicine
    May 27, 1999
    John Crissman has been named interim dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine effective today, announced WSU President Irvin D. Reid. In his role as dean, Dr. Crissman becomes senior vice president of The Detroit Medical Center (DMC), ..
  • Robert Sokol resigns as dean of the School of Medicine
    May 27, 1999
    Dr. Robert Sokol announced today that he is resigning his position as dean of the WSU School of Medicine. After completing several assignments, he will have a one-year administrative leave of absence, after which he will return to his tenured facul..
  • Study of filmmaker John Huston nets award for Wayne State professor
    May 21, 1999
    English Professor Lesley Brill of Detroit is one of five recipients of WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards. The award is for his book John Huston's Filmmaking. The award consists of a citation, engraved plaque and unrestricted grant ..
  • Local resident receives Wayne State award for new book
    May 21, 1999
    Wayne State University Professor Charles Stivale of Ferndale is one of five recipients of this year's WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards for his book The Two-Fold Thought of Deleuze and Guattari: Intersections and Animations. Stivale..
  • Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid reaffirms commitment to The Detroit Medical Center
    May 19, 1999
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid today (May 19) voiced strong support for the selection of the new Chief Executive Officer of The Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Dr. Arthur Porter. Reid, who is a member of the Board of Trustees of the..
  • Wayne State University to honor 3 prominent business leaders May 27
    May 19, 1999
    Three prominent business leaders who are graduates of Wayne State University will be recognized by the university for their achievements at an awards program in their honor at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in WSU's Community Arts Auditorium. Receivi..
  • AAA Michigan/Wisconsin CEO to receive award from Wayne State University
    May 19, 1999
    Ronald Steffens, chief executive officer of AAA Michigan/Wisconsin will receive a Corporate Leadership Award from Wayne State University, his alma mater, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in ceremonies at WSU's Community Arts Auditorium. The award rec..
  • WSU Law School groundbreaking ceremony set for June 2
    May 19, 1999
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Law School Building begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the school on Ferry Mall at Wayne State University. Dr. Irvin D. Reid, WSU President, is participating in the ceremony. Also participating are Dia..
  • WSU Law Alumni 'Speakeasy Ball' set for June 4
    May 19, 1999
    "Speakeasy," the second annual "Treasure of Detroit" ball sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Wayne State University Law School, begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, in the State Theatre. The ball is set in the 1927s, the..
  • Educational innovations offered by WSU Whole Schooling Institute, June 22-24
    May 18, 1999
    Educators and community members have an invitation to a learning adventure at Wayne State University. A Whole Schooling Summer Institute begins with a 11 a.m. registration Tuesday, June 22, in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library and ends with ..
  • President of Bank One, Michigan to receive award from Wayne State
    May 17, 1999
    Walter C. Watkins Jr., president of Bank One, Michigan, will receive a Corporate Leadership Award from Wayne State University at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in ceremonies at WSU's Community Arts Auditorium. The award recognizes WSU alumni for achie..
  • Chief executive officer of MediaOne to receive award from Wayne State University
    May 17, 1999
    DETROIT Jan Peters, president and chief executive officer of MediaOne in Englewood, will receive a Corporate Leadership Award from Wayne State University, her alma mater, in May 27 ceremonies at the university. The award recognizes WSU alumni for ..
  • Media Advisory
    May 11, 1999
  • Emerald Sinfonietta plans concert and Wayne State benefit June 6
    May 11, 1999
    The Emerald Sinfonietta plans a "Summer in the City- Swingtime" concert to celebrate the Duke Ellington centennial and benefit department of music at Wayne State University. The event begins with pre-concert cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and ..
  • Research on health care issues stretches from Wayne State to West Africa
    May 10, 1999
    Studying health issues endemic to West Africa will be how four faculty members from the School of Social Work spend the first two months of their summer vacation. Charlla Allen of Detroit, Donna Cochran of Ypsilanti and Brenda McGadney of Pinckney..
  • Workshops to focus on student achievement through increased parental involvement
    May 7, 1999
    Workshops to support increased parental involvement in Detroit Public School Clusters will be the focus of a parent academy from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the University of Detroit-Mercy, 8200 Outer Drive, Detroit. "What's Up for ..
  • WSU professor from Detroit receives award for excellence in teaching
    May 6, 1999
    Olivia Washington, assistant professor at Wayne State University, has received a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the university. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching. A Detroit resident and a member of the W..
  • Ratner named associate dean of Graduate School
    May 3, 1999
    Hilary Horn Ratner of Detroit has been appointed associate dean of the Graduate School. She joined the faculty in Wayne State's department of psychology in 1981. Ratner has published widely in the area of young children's memory and learning. In p..