News releases from August 2007

  • Wayne State University Commemorates 20 Years of The Heidelberg Project with Special Exhibition, Symposium and New Large-Scale Sculpture
    August 31, 2007
    The Exhibition - Street Sense: Celebrating 20 Years of The Heidelberg Project  Wayne State University’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is pleased to present Street Sense: Celebrating 20 Years of The Heidelberg Project from September 28 t..
  • Analysis: Gonzales a lesson in cronyism
    August 28, 2007
    An opinion column by an associated press columnist who is critical of President Bush's appointment of Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general includes comments by Marc Kruman, chair of the history department and director of the Center for the Stu..
  • Nothing small about WMU's mission
    August 28, 2007
    In a letter to the editor, Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn responds to an Aug. 14 Free Press article titled, \"Smaller schools fear biggest universities will hog state cash." Dunn argues that WMU is a comprehensive research univ..
  • Catching up in international grad students
    August 28, 2007
    Graduate schools are reporting a continuing rebound in applications from outside the United States, but levels at most institutions have not reached 2003 levels, according to a report by the Council of Graduate Schools.
  • Casandra Ulbrich accepted to Leadership Detroit Class XXIX
    August 28, 2007
    DETROIT – Casandra Ulbrich, senior director of development at Wayne State University and a member of the State Board of Education, was among the 65 professionals selected to participate in Leadership Detroit’s Class XXIX. Leaders..
  • Wayne State tests new emergency communications system
    August 27, 2007
    Wayne State University Chief of Police Tony Holt said the simulation drill went very well. \"Our main objective in a test like this of an active shooter was how fast we could neutralize the shooter, because the faster you neutralize the shooter, th..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute offers Fall 2007 session: Tour Detroit
    August 27, 2007
    The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University is now accepting applications for the fall session scheduled on three consecutive Tuesdays, October 16, 23 and 30, 2007. For more information, visit the DOI Web site at www.doi.way..
  • Wayne State University Jazz Big Band Performs This Weekend at Detroit Jazz Festival with Headliner Kurt Elling
    August 27, 2007
    WSU Music Closes Jazz Week at Wayne with All-Star Youth Ensemble Performance at Detroit Jazz Festival DETROIT, MI (August 27, 2007) – The Wayne State University Jazz Big Band will perform under the direction of Christopher Collins ..
  • WSU tests new emergency communications system
    August 26, 2007
    Wayne State University is testing a new emergency broadcast messaging system. Public Safety Director Anthony Holt said 15,000 people have signed up so far to receive emergency messages through the system. There is a link to a longer article from ye..
  • Michigan universities tighten security
    August 25, 2007
    Tony Holt, Wayne State University police chief, is quoted extensively in this piece about the Aug. 24 simulation training exercise on campus. "After the Virginia Tech incident, you had to ask yourself: If that happened here, could we respond?\" sai..
  • Ex-labor leader has seen many changes since Reuther\'s day
    August 24, 2007
    Jack Lessenberry's latest Toledo Blade column focuses on the life of Douglas Fraser, WSU university professor of labor studies and former president of the UAW.
  • Wayne State University celebrating 100th birthday of labor leader icon Walter P. Reuther: Exhibit opens chronicling the history of the UAW
    August 23, 2007
      Walter P. Reuther Wayne State University is commemorating the 100th birthday of the late Walter P. Reuther, one of the most influential..
  • Conspiracy Test - Gulf War Illness
    August 22, 2007
    DNA research done by Wayne State University Associate Professor Henry Heng and graduate students in the molecular medicine and genetics lab was featured in a recent Discovery Channel documentary. Researchers studied the DNA of five Gulf War veteran..
  • Wayne State University professor, Clinton Township resident, Jorge L. Chinea receives national recognition for distinguished career
    August 21, 2007
      Jorge L. Chinea Jorge L. Chinea, a Clinton Township resident and associate professor and director of Wayne State University’s Cen..
  • Head of the Class: 2007 Faculty Exhibition
    August 21, 2007
    Head of the Class: 2007 Faculty Exhibition September 7 – October 12, 2007 Opening: Friday, September 7, 5- 8 p.m. Hours: T..
  • EMU sends a tough message
    August 17, 2007
    The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has dismissed three top administrators, including President John Fallon. The actions came Monday and Tuesday after heated debate over whether administrators intentionally hid the circumstances of a s..
  • Tuition to go up 9.5% at EMU for next year
    August 17, 2007
    Eastern Michigan University regents approved a 9.5 percent tuition increase Monday, but there will be no increase in fees. In-state undergrads will pay an additional $557 annually, bringing the annual cost of tuition and fees to $7,490.
  • Chinese Cars Pose Long-Term Challenge for Detroit\'s Big 3
    August 16, 2007
    This daily online business headlines service carries a home-page story speculating about the increased pressure Chinese import vehicles will eventually put on American manufacturers. On a jump page, marketing professor Hugh Cannon is quoted. He say..
  • Dennis Archer and Florine Mark added to Wayne State's premier entrepreneurial event
    August 16, 2007
    DETROIT—Wayne State University has added two more keynote speakers to a growing list of entrepreneurial experts for its upcoming event called E2detroit Entrepreneurship and Excellence Symposium. Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Florine ..
  • CareerBoost! Workshop Provides Career Advice to Students and Alumni
    August 16, 2007
    DETROIT – Aug. 16, 2007 -- The Wayne State University Alumni Association presents CareerBoost! What’s Your Plan? on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Hosted by the alumni association, the CareerBoost! workshops cover topics such as networking, career..
  • ECO-COP: DCX loaner gets lots of raves, stares
    August 15, 2007
    The fuel-cell patrol car operated by Wayne State's Public Safety Department is the subject of a feature story. A photo of Lt. Tighe O'Meara refueling the car and a cut-away drawing of the vehicle accompany the story. O'Meara and Lt. Frank Smith are..
  • More higher ed spending doesn't grow Michigan
    August 14, 2007
    Opinion / Editorial In a letter to the editor, Richard Vedder, Director for the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C, and Bryan O'Keefe, associate director, dispute what they refer to as the "conventional wisdom"..
  • Summer program to get high schoolers into college a success
    August 14, 2007
    Since its inception in 2001, Wayne State University's E-Commerce Summer Camp has been successfully helping junior and senior high school students gain the skills and motivation to progress into college and the corporate world. This brief item has a..
  • US DoE awards WSU 2 fuel efficiency research grants
    August 14, 2007
    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants to Wayne State University to research the improvement of fuel efficiency in light-duty vehicles.
  • Smaller schools fear biggest universities will hog state cash
    August 14, 2007
    Michigan's smaller universities have questioned why Wayne State, the University of Michigan and Michigan State have asked the Legislature for a separate budget allocation for themselves as research universities. The regional universities fear that ..
  • Wayne State University to host the "Big Event about Little Things"
    August 14, 2007
    DETROIT—Wayne State University is hosting the big event about little things, a national conference on Emerging Nanoscience Applications in Technology and Biomedicine (ENATBIO), which will take place from October 15 to 16 at Wayne State&rsquo..
  • WSU professor finds public support for critical state initiative
    August 14, 2007
    DETROIT—When their prison term ends, helping convicted felons transition back into society may help Michigan transition out of its economic slump. According to Dr. Anthony E.O. King, associate professor at Wayne State University’s Schoo..
  • Wayne State University Press
    August 13, 2007
    A profile on the Wayne State University Press mentions that this arm of the university has been publishing since 1941. Several soon-to-be released books are mentioned. The Press, as it is commonly known on campus, is located in an Albert Kahn-desi..
  • Big Players in Education
    August 13, 2007
    Wayne State is among the institutions listed under the headline "Big Players in Education." Crain's describes WSU as "one of Michigan's leading research universities." A brief history is included.
  • Colleges fail to curb nursing shortage
    August 13, 2007
    Despite a massive shortage of nurses in Michigan, faculty shortages and lack of money have Michigan\'s 53 nursing schools turning away half of their applicants. Amid high unemployment and a drive to re-educate the state\'s work force, nursing schoo..
  • Computers become college essentials
    August 13, 2007
    Laptop computers are becoming requirements at more and more colleges, including Wayne State University. \"It is equally if not more critical for them to have a notebook computer than a pen and paper,\" says Mary Waker, director of the Education Tec..
  • WSU, UM, MSU win grants for fuel research
    August 13, 2007
    Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will benefit from five of the 11 grants announced last week by the U.S. Department of Energy to fund research into improving light-duty-vehicle engine fuel efficiency.
  • New broadcast messaging service at Wayne State University ensures timely alerts to students, faculty, staff in emergency situations
    August 10, 2007
    To expedite notification of students, faculty and staff in event of a campuswide emergency or other important matters, Wayne State University has launched a broadcast messaging service that enables cell phone users who are registered for the servi..
  • Colleges defend lender ties
    August 10, 2007
    A front-page story about the New York state attorney general's investigation of lending companies that have agreements with universities across the country mentions Wayne State. In Michigan, Wayne State, Central Michigan and the University of Detro..
  • Delphi center may be turned into tech research hub
    August 10, 2007
    Wayne State University is cooperating with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Automation Alley and six auto suppliers in an effort to transform a Delphi engineering center in Shelby Township into a 56,000 square foot research center for ..
  • Crittenton expands with Wayne State program
    August 9, 2007
    In order to accommodate Wayne State University's new medical residency program, Crittenton Hospital is planning to construct a new medical building. The 55,340-square-foot building will be added to the south end of the existing 66,903-square-foot m..
  • Budget pitting prisons against our universities
    August 9, 2007
    This editorial, which originally appeared in the Lansing State Journal, focuses on the recent budget struggles between state prisons and universities. The paper sides with the universities stating that higher education, particularly at research uni..
  • Wayne State University expands summer education program in Gagliano Aterno, Italy
    August 8, 2007
    Wayne State University students participating in the Wayne in Abruzzo program are getting a taste of Italian culture that goes well beyond the enjoyment of traditional foods during their current visit to the Abruzzo Region of Italy. As part of the ..
  • DOE to provide funding for ethanol vehicle efficiency research
    August 8, 2007
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will award up to $21.5 million for several research and development projects aimed to improve the fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicle engines. Wayne State University will partner with Delph..
  • Lawmakers, Granholm look for ways to cut tuition
    August 8, 2007
    Lansing lawmakers are floating two proposals to help curb increasing tuition rates at the state's 15 public universities. State Rep. Craig DeRoche, R-Novi, is proposing a plan aimed at easing the tuition burden and access to college, called the Col..
  • Crittenton addition eyed
    August 8, 2007
    Rochester Hills City Council will consider a proposal tonight to construct a 55,340-square-foot addition to Crittenton Hospital\'s medical office building to accommodate Wayne State University\'s medical teaching program.
  • Wayne State Announces $2.4 Million Research Enhancement Program
    August 7, 2007
    Wayne State University has awarded nearly $2.4 million in investments in four programs, including seed grants for interdisciplinary research in Computational Biology as part of WSU's efforts to develop an institutional Clinical and Translational Sc..
  • Granholm floats plan to rein in rising tuition
    August 7, 2007
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday called on the presidents and board members of Michigan's 15 public universities to discuss possibly lightening the burden of recently approved tuition increases in return for a funding increase of up to 5 percent th..
  • Granholm puts tax hike ahead of tuition reform
    August 7, 2007
    This editorial focuses on increasing tuition rates and asks Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her administration to consider a new Republican package of bills called the College Family Bill of Rights to deal with tuition hikes. The bill requires universit..
  • WSU and HFCC partner in early admissions program
    August 7, 2007
    Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) have partnered in WayneDirect, which will streamline a HFCC student\'s admission to WSU. In a statement, Howard Shapiro, associate vice president for undergraduate programs at WSU, said..
  • Wayne State now offers Information Management graduate programs
    August 7, 2007
    This brief mentions that Wayne State University has created a graduate certificate in information management for librarians.
  • WSU gives break to out-of-state law students
    August 6, 2007
    The Wayne State Board of Governors has agreed to lower the out-of-state tuition rate for Law School students in order to be more competitive in attracting talented students from outside the state. The rate this fall will be lowered to $724.80, from..
  • E-commerce camp teaches students technology skills
    August 6, 2007
    A feature on the annual E-Commerce Summer Camp hosted by the WSU School of Business Administration mentions that 175 of the 200 high school students who have participated in the successful program are attending college. Program director Ronald Watt..
  • Professor pours heart into \'Global Peace\'
    August 5, 2007
    A music review applauds pianist, composer and longtime Wayne State University music professor Dennis Tini's latest album titled "Global Peace & Understanding. A photo of Tini is included.
  • Battle Lines: State's precarious finances shape choice between prisons, universities
    August 5, 2007
    Wayne State is mentioned in an editorial about the state's budget crises. The editorial points out that the difficult choice between funding prisons, "the backbone of public safety," and universities, "the gateway to the knowledge economy," is symb..
  • Mission's target: Missile Defense
    August 5, 2007
    In an article about a recent speech in Detroit by Patricia Sanders, civilian executive director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, columnist Ron Dzwonkowski notes that Sanders has three degrees from Wayne State, including a Ph.D. in mathemat..
  • Students caught in the middle of budget battle
    August 4, 2007
    An editorial about how the state's budget woes are impacting public universities and students includes a quote by President Reid from an AP story about the recently announced tuition increase here. "The Board of Governors made a difficult decision ..
  • Wayne State Issues Official Statement Regarding New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Subpoena of University Financial Services
    August 3, 2007
    August 3, 2007 -- A news release issued Wednesday by the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo includes Wayne State University among 39 universities nationwide to which Cuomo has said it will be serving subpoenas as part of an investigat..
  • MTU research spending up
    August 3, 2007
    Michigan Tech University's (MTU) research expenditures grew 12 percent from fiscal 2004 to fiscal 2005, outpacing Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan, according to this article. David Reed, vice president for research, shared..
  • 3 Michigan universities subpoenaed
    August 2, 2007
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued subpoenas Wednesday to 40 universities, including Wayne State, requesting that they provide documents relevant to agreements their athletic departments have (or had) with a major student loan provider. ..
  • Wayne State beefs up research
    August 2, 2007
    Wayne State University has announced the awardees of its Research Enhancement Program, a nearly $2.4 million investment in research activities designed to develop research themes for the university that are consistent with an emphasis on its urban ..
  • Wayne State Announces $2.4 Million Research Enhancement Program
    August 1, 2007
    Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid recently announced the awardees from Wayne State’s Research Enhancement Program, a nearly $2.4 million investment designed to strengthen the university’s position as a nationally recognize..
  • Wayne State providing residents at Oakwood Healthcare
    August 1, 2007
    Oakwood Healthcare Inc. and Wayne State University officially joined forces Thursday during a ceremonial banner signing. More than 40 WSU medical residents specializing in the areas of otolaryngology, urology and dermatology began assimilating int..
  • Killing our future
    August 1, 2007
    Jack Lessenberry begins his weekly opinion column by mentioning that "Wayne State shocked many of my students last week by raising tuition almost 18 percent." But he says WSU and other public universities in the state are not to blame. Rather he pl..