News releases from April 2000

  • Condition caused by virus, researcher says anonymous $1 million donation funds obesity research at WSU
    April 27, 2000
    New things can be exciting, and the newly named holder of the William W. Hardy Chair in Obesity Research in Wayne State's department of nutrition and food science already has brought a lot of excitement to the university. That's because Nikhil Dhu..
  • Wayne State hosts Third Annual Community Policing Conference May 3
    April 27, 2000
    The Third Annual Community Policing Conference: "Initiating Community Change" will be held 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. Representatives from community organizations,..
  • Wayne State University Academy of Scholars elects three new members
    April 27, 2000
    The Wayne State University Academy of Scholars has elected three new members to be admitted to the academy in the fall semester, announced Academy President Melvin Small. They are professors Martin Newcomb, Barry Rosen and Charles Stivale. Founde..
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres to discuss Mideast peace, brief media at Wayne State May 2
    April 24, 2000
    Internationally known Israeli diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres will visit Wayne State University Tuesday, May 2, to offer his perspectives on the peace process in the Middle East. His visit is sponsored by the university, Ford Mot..
  • $2.8 million Raymond L. Krell fund set up at WSU law School
    April 18, 2000
    A $2.8 million Raymond L. Krell Law School Endowed Fund for student scholarships has been established at Wayne State University. In accepting the Krell gift WSU President Irvin D. Reid said, "The fund is the largest individual gifts ever giv..
  • High school students shine in WSU science competition
    April 17, 2000
    Wayne State University faculty and staff merged their efforts for the 36thannual Southeastern Michigan Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for high school students offered in March 2000. Although sponsored Placing fourth by the College of Educ..
  • WSU art therapy offers two new programs
    April 12, 2000
    Art therapy at Wayne State University will offer two new programs this spring. New is a Thursday evening workshop, which will run from 5-7 p.m. May 13-June 22in the Community Arts Building. It will be similar in format to the Saturday art therapy ..
  • Wayne State University School of Social Work dean to be feted
    April 7, 2000
    A roast in honor of Phyllis Vroom, interim dean of the WSU School of Social Work, is slated for 6 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Fairlane Club, 5000 Fairlane Woods Drive, Dearborn. Tickets are $45 a person and include dinner, music and the roast. A..
  • We're No. 1 in social work
    April 7, 2000
    The School of Social Work has the best bachelor's program in the nation, according to the Gourman Report of Undergraduate Programs. This is the fifth consecutive year the school has received that ranking among undergraduate degree programs in Ameri..
  • Wayne State professor receives grant from Sun to develop high speed computer laboratory
    April 6, 2000
    A Wayne State University scientist was recently awarded a $200,669 equipment grant from Sun Microsystems, Inc. to enhance the development of a High-Speed Networking laboratory in the computer science department. The High-Speed Networking Laborato..
  • Free seminar on women's health issues slated for April 18
    April 6, 2000
    A free presentation on women's health issues will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Community Room on the third floor of the Undergraduate Library. The discussion will cover health-related issues and ..
  • Using Hot Sound -- Wayne State inventors license special camera technology
    April 4, 2000
    Wayne State University has licensed a new high technology invention that the researchers who discovered it call "Hot Sound." A team of scientists from Wayne State University's Institute for Manufacturing Research has invented a new proce..
  • WSU Funeral for Ol' Man Winter is Thursday, April 6
    April 3, 2000
    Students, faculty and staff at Wayne State University summon the community to join their annual spring event, the Funeral for Ol' Man Winter, on Thursday, April 6. The group gathers at 12:30 p.m. at the south end of the Student Center Building on..