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News releases from October 2000

  • Wayne State has experts on politics of Middle East
    October 30, 2000
    The Middle East is a tinderbox that could ignite at any time. The U.S. military has become a prime target for terrorists, as evidenced by the attack on the USS Cole and new threats uncovered by intelligence sources. New developments are occurring a..
  • COSW offers panel discussion on tenure Nov. 1
    October 27, 2000
    The President's Commission on the Status of Women plans to feature "Tips on Tenure," a panel discussion, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room Hilberry B of the Student Center Building at Wayne State University. Professor Jennifer Sheridan in ..
  • WSU faculty participate in art installation at Cranbrook Nov. 9
    October 26, 2000
    Four Detroit historians including three Wayne State professors will participate in an exhibition of Mats Hjelm's video installation, "White Flight", at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Cranbrook Art Museum. History Professor Mel Small w..
  • Crossover voters and the undecided hold key to Michigan voting
    October 26, 2000
    Detroit, MI. When registered voters were asked how they would vote today, 5 percent of Republicans in Michigan would vote for Gore while 6 percent of Democrats would vote for Bush, and 12 percent are undecided. A telephone survey of 700 Michigan h..
  • Humanities and Civic Engagement symposium set for Oct. 27
    October 23, 2000
    A "Humanities and Civic Engagement" symposium, is scheduled from 10:20 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Alumni Lounge at Wayne State. Michael Sandel, professor of government at Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker on the to..
  • Listeners show support of $575,000 for Detroit Public Radio
    October 19, 2000
    DETROIT October 19, 2000 An explosion of applause rocked the halls of WDET, Detroit Public Radio, this morning at 9:24 a.m. when the tally board indicated the station reached its pledge drive goal of $575,000. The record-breaking amount was raised ..
  • \"Hour Detroit\" Honors Area's Top Docs
    October 12, 2000
    A survey in Hour Detroit magazine listed “The Top Docs” as chosen by 5,000 selected physicians and nurses in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Of the 185 doctors named to the list, 45% are faculty members of the Wayne St..
  • Researchers from around the world to gather for WSU symposium on promising treatment for Type 1 diabetes
    October 9, 2000
    To run a car, you need two types of petroleum products: gasoline and motor oil. If you only use gas, the car will run, but its engine eventually will blow out because the oil isn’t there to lubricate it. Although they’re not exactly su..
  • Wayne State program promotes civic involvement, activism, by young people
    October 9, 2000
    An election year program the week of Oct. 23-28 will focus on civic involvement by Detroit area young people in political affairs. Wayne State Professor of Political Science Otto Feinstein has broadened his long-running "Urban Agenda" p..
  • Lithium treatment increases gray matter volume in human brain, WSU researchers find
    October 6, 2000
    Four weeks of treatment with lithium, a drug commonly used for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), increases gray matter volume in the human brain, according to a study by Wayne State University School of Medicine researc..
  • WSU receives $11 million grant for drug abuse research and treatment
    October 5, 2000
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded WSU a five-year, $11 million grant to establish a network of community treatment groups with state universities to study the practical application of research on drug addiction treatment. NIDA..
  • Michigan schools are well prepared for crises, study shows
    October 3, 2000
    As many schools complete their first full month of classes, a report from Wayne State University researchers says that Michigan schools are well prepared for crisis. Part of the preparedness is a direct result of Public Act 102, passed last year by..
  • Lee receives Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Life Achievement Award
    October 1, 2000
    Chuan-pu Lee, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine distinguished professor of biochemistry and neurology, has been selected by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association Inc. as a 2000 recipient of the Michigan Women’s Hall of F..