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News releases from August 1999

  • New book studies Argentina's "dirty war" through the works of South American authors
    August 31, 1999
    A look at Argentina's military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983 is the subject of a new book by Jorgelina Corbatta, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures. Narrativas de la Guerra Sucia en Argentina (Narratives of the Dirty War i..
  • Nobel Prize-winning poet, scientist, present free lectures
    August 30, 1999
    Two Nobel Prize-winning professors will make presentations this month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the university's Academy of Scholars. A lecture by Nigerian poet and dramatist Wole Soyinka will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, i..
  • Dr. Uhde Named Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
    August 25, 1999
    John Crissman, MD, interim dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Thomas W. Uhde, MD, as associate dean for research and graduate programs for the School. Dr. Uhde will remain in his current roles..
  • People over 65 needed for study on managing everyday activities
    August 24, 1999
    Volunteers are sought for a Wayne State University research project that will study whether educational training in later adulthood can improve thinking and problem solving. The study will determine if older adults who have this type of training ..
  • Two photographic exhibitions to run concurrently at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library
    August 23, 1999
    Eye-catching art gracing otherwise nondescript Detroit-area buildings and stark images of workers in factories are the focus of two photographic exhibitions opening in mid-September at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor a..
  • Wayne State names director of major gifts
    August 23, 1999
    Gerrie Paulson of Ferndale has joined Wayne State University as director of major gifts in the Development and Alumni Affairs Division. Previously, she was director of planned giving with Cleveland State University, and prior to that, director of ..
  • Margaret P. Battin to speak at Seymour Riklin lecture Sept. 16
    August 21, 1999
    Margaret P. Battin will be the featured speaker for the second annual Seymour Riklin Memorial Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in room 110 of the Kresge Auditorium in Purdy/Kresge Library at Wayne State University. Battin will discuss &quo..
  • Wayne State is an active partner in Detroit Festival of the Arts
    August 16, 1999
    Wayne State faculty, staff and students plan to be active partners in the 13th annual Detroit Festival of the Arts scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19 in the University Cultural Center. Hudson's Project Imagine presents this year's fe..
  • Wayne State partnership with Freedom Place landlord nominated for national award
    August 10, 1999
    Wayne State University and local landlord University Limited Housing Association owners and managers of Freedom Place Apartments won a nomination for a "Best Practice" award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Wa..
  • Alumni Association serves up pancake breakfast during Festival of Arts
    August 10, 1999
    A family-style pancake breakfast for alumni and guests of Wayne State University will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, on Ferry Mall in front of Alumni House on the WSU campus. Four seatings, from 10 a.m. until noon, will accommodate 400 people...
  • Wayne State leaves the driving to SEMCOG
    August 6, 1999
    Some problems with the drive to and from Wayne State University can be solved through two travel programs designed to provide alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle commute. RideShare and MichiVan programs offer options to driving your own v..
  • Southfield resident named to post at Wayne State University
    August 5, 1999
    Carol Mack of Southfield has been named director of community affairs at Wayne State University. In her new position Mack will split her time between building relationships in the business, cultural, education and medical communities and developin..