Releases

News releases from June 2009

  • Wayne State adds to retail mix with new salad shop
    June 30, 2009
    With the soon-to-open restaurant Salad 101, the commercial spaces in Wayne State University's Atkinson Hall are now completely occupied. WSU's associate vice-president of business and auxiliary operation Nabelah Ghareeb attributes its success to th..
  • More charges in Madoff scandal?
    June 30, 2009
    Law professor Peter Henning comments in a New York Times blog post about an AP report that authorities are pursuing charges against 10 more people in the Madoff scandal.
  • Universities blind to Michigan's misery
    June 29, 2009
    An editorial in today's Free Press is critical of annual increases in tuition by Michigan's public universities "at a time of unprecedented financial hardship throughout the state." Recently announced tuition increases at U-M, Eastern and MSU are c..
  • Why don't colleges cut costs?
    June 28, 2009
    Wayne State and other universities are mentioned in an article that focuses on whether public higher education institutions are doing enough to control costs and hold down tuition increases. The writer notes that Wayne State's Board of Governors wi..
  • John Conyers mum about wife's legal woes
    June 28, 2009
    Wayne State professors Lyke Thompson and Peter Henning are quoted in an AP story about Monica Conyers and whether her legal troubles will affect the career of her husband, Congressman John Conyers. "My inclination is that John Conyers' constituency..
  • Leadership Detroit asks alumni to help tackle issues
    June 28, 2009
    Casandra Ulbrich, director of corporate and foundation relations at WSU, is mentioned as one of those who will lead discussions at Leadership Detroit's upcoming 30th anniversary event. The program is sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
  • 2009 Wayne State's Wednesday Farmers Market Opens June 3; Now Accepting Bridge Card
    June 26, 2009
    Spring is in the air and Wayne State University is gearing up for its Wednesday Farmers Market. Members of the university, Midtown, and broader Detroit community are invited to visit the Wayne State market and shop for fresh, locally grown vegetab..
  • Fidrych, Carradine unlikely stars of Detroit-Windsor film festival
    June 26, 2009
    Mark Fidrych and David Carradine, two icons of the '70s who passed away this spring, have become the stars of this year's Detroit Windsor International Film Festival for their roles in "Dear Mr. Fidrych," and "The Rain," respectively.
  • Find a Farmers\' Market in metro Detroit
    June 26, 2009
    A listing of local farmers markets includes Wayne State University's Wednesday's Farmers Market located every week on Cass Ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wayne Law Announces john a.powell as Fall 2009 Damon J. Keith Distinguished Visiting Professor
    June 26, 2009
    DETROIT (June 25, 2009) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of john a. powell as the Law School's Fall 2009 Damon J. Keith Distinguished Visiting Professor. The position is named in honor of the esteemed ..
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Wednesday, July 1
    June 26, 2009
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, July 1, in Room BC at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 West Ferry Mall, in Detroit. The Board of Governors committees convene at 10 a.m. and a..
  • Wayne County news briefs: $500,000 to go for Romulus logistics firms
    June 25, 2009
    The Wayne County Land Bank awarded a $500,000 grant Wednesday to establish a training program at Wayne State University\'s Tech Town for logistics businesses that want to open near Metro Airport in Romulus
  • Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle
    June 25, 2009
    In an article about how the recession has impacted the lives of young people, Wayne State student Francesca Saracino said she is unsure of what to major in because of uncertainty over which career fields will be most available when she graduates.
  • Cuomo Recused Himself Over Money Manager in Pension Fund Probe
    June 25, 2009
    Law professor Peter Henning comments in article about New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's recusal of himself from any investigation of a hedge fund firm that handled his personal and campaign money.
  • Bad Plus links acoustic jazz with pop culture
    June 25, 2009
    A news brief mentions that saxophonist Chris Collins and the WSU Jazz Collective will perform at WSU's Community Arts Auditorium with the jazz group Bad Plus tonight as a part of Midsummer Nights in Midtown.
  • What\'s going on this week in Metro Detroit
    June 25, 2009
    A calendar listing of events highlights the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival as "Our Pick" as the top film event in the area.
  • Detroit Windsor film festival mixes features, shorts, docs
    June 25, 2009
    Two brief items promo the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival which is taking place on the campus of Wayne State University this weekend.
  • \'Dear Mr. Fidrych\' a love letter to quirky Tigers star
    June 25, 2009
    Dear Mr. Fidrych, a film about a father and son\'s quest to find Mark \"The Bird\" Fidrych made by Detroit native Michael Cramer, will premiere at the Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival, scheduled for June 25 - 28 on the campus of Wayne St..
  • Honored for heroism
    June 25, 2009
    Another story ran in the Oakland Press noting that Patrick Saunders of the Wayne State University Police Department was honored by the Detroit City Council for helping rescue a child who fell into a hole filled with water at a construction site. Sa..
  • 500 learn entrepreneurial skills at WSU
    June 24, 2009
    About 500 southeast Michigan residents attended a workshop today at Wayne State to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The FastTrac to the Future program was free to budding entrepreneurs and anyone considering becoming one. The event featur..
  • Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday
    June 24, 2009
    The second annual Detroit Windsor International Film Festival kicks off Thursday on the campus of Wayne State University. Celebrating Michigan\'s developing film industry, the festival will showcase various independent films, feature a popular film..
  • Michigan Universities Boost Commercialization, Create Entrepreneurs
    June 24, 2009
    Wayne State University is listed several times in a list of various grants awarded by the Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship consortium for the spring-summer funding period.
  • Wayne State Business & Technology Camp Prepares High School Students for Future Success
    June 24, 2009
    At a time when many high school students are kicking back for summer break, 29 students from high schools in Detroit and Inkster are getting a leg up at a nine-week camp designed to prepare them for life after high school. The Wayne State Universit..
  • Wayne State University research study finds risk of chronic pain in persons with depression is greatest in middle-age women
    June 24, 2009
    DETROIT-It is a well-known fact that depression and chronic pain often occur together, but researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that the link between the two is strongest in middle-age women. The study, supported by the National..
  • Chris Gardner, Author of \"The Pursuit of Happyness\" has some motivational thoughts for Paul W. Smith.
    June 23, 2009
    Christopher Gardner, a renowned entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and featured speaker at TechTown's "FastTrac to the Future" event on June 24, offers some inspiring words for Paul W. Smith and his listeners in an audio clip.
  • TechTown program to help entrepreneurial creatives
    June 23, 2009
    TechTown, the Wayne State University-supported business incubator, will launch the second session of its business development program, SmartStart, on July 14 with three additional slots for creative ventures. Sharon Vasquez, dean of the College of ..
  • UM FY10 = tuition hike + financial aid
    June 23, 2009
    In an article about impending tuition hikes at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University law professor and University of Michigan Board of Regents Chair Katherine White said that the school has a history of investing and improving during t..
  • WSU forms partnership with Michigan Technology & Research Institute
    June 23, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute in Ann Arbor are forming a company to develop improved anti-depressant drugs. Aloke Dutta, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at WSU and inventor of the new technology, is ..
  • Despite tumult, region should choose hope
    June 23, 2009
    Wayne State University and TechTown are mentioned in an op-ed piece by the Rev. Edgar Vann regarding positive things Detroiters can be thankful for.
  • Rabbit holes in the D?
    June 23, 2009
    Wayne State's Hilberry Theatre production of Lewis Carroll\'s classic tale Alice in Wonderland transports the inquisitive Alice from the 19th century English countryside to the streets of modern-day Detroit. Performance dates are given. A photo of ..
  • Carbone construction company, former president are linked to federal bribery charges
    June 23, 2009
    An article about a Cleveland area construction firm that is suspected of paying bribes in exchange for a building contract from a school district includes a comment from professor Peter Henning of the WSU Law School regarding the case.
  • TechTown program to help entrepreneurial creatives
    June 23, 2009
    Wayne State's TechTown will be implementing the second part of its SmartStart program on July 14. The program is aimed at helping those who are interested in starting their own business.
  • Officer honored for saving boy, 7, from watery pit
    June 23, 2009
    The station's Web news site, as well as other Internet news sites around the state, ran an AP story noting that Patrick Saunders of the Wayne State University Police Department was honored by the Detroit City Council for helping rescue a child who ..
  • Wayne State opens medical training center with patient mannequins
    June 22, 2009
    The Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit has opened a new education hub that features state-of-the-science technology. The $35 million, three-story, 53,000-square-foot Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons connects to the..
  • Asterand eyes jump to Ann Arbor
    June 22, 2009
    Asterand plc, the anchor tenant at Wayne State's TechTown, is considering a move to Ann Arbor and possible affiliations with the University of Michigan. Martyn Coombs, CEO of the tissue bank company, said he has decided to rescind a tentative renew..
  • Michigan universities fail Accountability 101
    June 22, 2009
    Wayne State is included in a op-ed piece that is critical of the colleges and universities in the state of Michigan for raising tuition costs while not maintaining a very high graduation rate. The story lists Wayne State's six-year graduation rate ..
  • Are you getting ready for entrepreneurship?
    June 22, 2009
    Renowned entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Gardner has been confirmed as the featured speaker at the "FastTrac to the Future" event at Wayne State's TechTown, June 24. FastTrac is an all-day conference aimed at helping ..
  • Detroit Windsor International Film Festival teams up with local group to go green
    June 22, 2009
    Detroit-based Carbon Credit Environmental Services (CCES) said last week that it is partnering with the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival to make the event \"green\" through carbon offsetting. The festival takes place Thursday, June 25, t..
  • Wayne State University to host Wayne County's 2009 Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival
    June 22, 2009
        As the film industry becomes increasingly important in Michigan's economic recovery, Wayne State University is joining forces with Wayne County to host the second annual Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (DW..
  • Business Roundup
    June 22, 2009
    This chemical, life sciences and laboratory online news publication mentions that Wayne State University will be a partner in a drug development company to commercialize molecules discovered in the lab of professor Aloke K. Dutta.
  • CEOs who attended last week\'s National Summit have some suggestions for the White House
    June 21, 2009
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren was referenced in an article that summarized the National Summit, which was held June 18 in Detroit. The article, which says that the focus of the Summit was to try and find answers for the ailing economy,..
  • WSU meeting looks at racial disparities
    June 21, 2009
    The Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISSAC) held a round table conference at Wayne State University to discuss closing the educational gap between black and white students. Wayne State professor and ISSAC founder Janice Hale s..
  • Detroit firm to make film fest carbon neutral
    June 21, 2009
    Detroit-based Carbon Credit Environmental Services (CCES) said last week that it\'s partnering with the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival to make the event \"green\" through carbon offsetting. The festival takes place Thursday, June 25 th..
  • Recession drags down CEO pay: Full impact may not have played out
    June 21, 2009
    Wayne State business professor Paul Reagan comments in a story about recessionary effects on CEO pay.
  • Local officer honored
    June 19, 2009
    Patrick Saunders, a Wayne State University police officer and Royal Oak resident, was recognized by the Detroit City Council recently for his efforts in rescuing a boy and the man who was helping the child in danger of drowning in a water-filled pi..
  • Making the best of staying put
    June 19, 2009
    Urban Planning professor Avis Vidal comments in an article that offers suggestions to ease the pain of the current housing gridlock.
  • Business leaders: Who\'s doing what in Oakland County
    June 19, 2009
    A brief mentions that Wayne State was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to the Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics and the continued success of its signature Math Corps program. The three-year grant provides operationa..
  • Professor whips up unique garments in spare time
    June 19, 2009
    A short profile story shares Wayne State History professor Sandra VanBurkleo's passion for knitting and crocheting. VanBurkleo owns Artisan Knitworks in Grosse Pointe Park and designs one-of-a-kind garments. A photo of VanBurkleo accompanies the a..
  • High court rules in favor of ex-Enron executive
    June 19, 2009
    Wayne State Law professor Peter Henning comments in a story about a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court banning the retrial of former Enron broadband executive Scott Yeager.
  • The Week Ahead
    June 19, 2009
    In the New York Times' "The Week Ahead" section, a dance troupe directed by Nicholas Fleischer called "Nicholas Fleischer Dance" will feature four students from Wayne State.
  • Alzheimer\'s Study Underway At WSU
    June 19, 2009
    Researchers at the WSU Institute of Gerontology are using imaging technology to study the brains of study participants to pinpoint clues to future development of Alzheimer's disease.
  • New GM is moving ahead on fast track
    June 18, 2009
    In an article about General Motors' swift progression through bankruptcy proceedings, WSU law professor Laura Beth Bartell speculated that GM's path will be smoother than Chrysler's because of differences in how each company is handling secured cre..
  • Young people tune in to summit ideas
    June 18, 2009
    In an article about high school and college students attending the National Summit on the economy, Wayne State graduate student Katherine Abramczyk said she was pleased to hear business leaders addressing the role of education in the country's futu..
  • WSU starts company to make better antidepressants
    June 18, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute in Ann Arbor are forming a company to develop improved antidepressant drugs. Aloke Dutta, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at WSU and inventor of the new technology, is q..
  • Awards
    June 18, 2009
    Howard Normile, interim dean of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, along with faculty members David Bach and Linda Jaber were honored at the Arab American Pharmacist Association annual awards and scholarship dinner. Normi..
  • Sean Smith named Student-Athlete of the Year for Wayne State University
    June 18, 2009
    Wayne State University men's swim team member Sean Smith was recently named the Wayne State male student athlete of the year. Candidates were judged on academic distinction, athletic accomplishments, individual involvement and university and commun..
  • Get fit in less time this summer!
    June 18, 2009
    A study conducted by Wayne State University researchers on the breakdown of muscle during strength training is mentioned in a story about more efficient summer workouts.
  • Wayne State\'s Noren urges U.S. to reinvent education
    June 17, 2009
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren said at the National Summit that education is a key to turning around the nation's economy. \"Education for a creative and entrepreneurial workforce is the essential element that drives the American econom..
  • How to help depressed Michigan teens
    June 17, 2009
    Dr. David Rosenberg, research director of Child and Adolescent psychology at Wayne State, is mentioned in a short article which announces a live chat that will be conducted at 2 p.m. today on the Free Press website. The discussion will focus on lea..
  • Pain-depression link in middle-age women
    June 17, 2009
    Wayne State University researchers conducted a study about how chronic pain and depression are linked. From the data, researchers concluded that in middle-age women chronic pain might not be the cause of depression but preexisting mood problems cou..
  • Author, Entrepreneur Chris Gardner headlines Detroit event
    June 17, 2009
    Renowned entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Gardner has been confirmed as the featured speaker at TechTown's FastTrac to the Future event on June 24. FastTrac is an all-day conference aimed at helping Detroiters make car..
  • Two Midland Alternative Energy Companies Win GLEQ
    June 17, 2009
    Judy Johncox, senior director of commercialization services at Wayne State, was on a panel of investment judges at a statewide Business Plan Competition Award ceremony last week at Michigan State University. The top six teams competing for the gran..
  • Wayne State U and MITRI partner to move Neuro Rx candidates to clinical trials
    June 17, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute and have partnered to commercialize three small molecule compounds developed by WSU researchers with the potential to treat an array of neurological conditions including Park..
  • More energy efficiency needed in homes, summit told
    June 16, 2009
    In a story providing live updates from the floor of the National Summit, Wayne State University President Jay Noren called for widespread reform of the U.S. educational system, noting that the United States has fallen behind many other nations in e..
  • WSU starts company to make better antidepressants
    June 16, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute in Ann Arbor are forming a company to develop improved antidepressant drugs. "Drug therapies currently on the market for treatment of depression have many shortcomings," said..
  • Mark Weiss Day Raises Scholarship Dollars for Wayne Law Students and Recent Graduates, Serves Disadvantaged Detroit Children
    June 16, 2009
    DETROIT (June 15, 2009) - More than 100 Wayne State University Law School alumni, friends and Detroit-area disadvantaged youth gathered for the 6 th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park on June 5, 2009, to watch the Detroit Tigers take on th..
  • Wayne State women police officers make history as the university's first ever motorcycle patrol
    June 16, 2009
     Wayne State Police Officers Eleshia Kelly, left, and Shannon White-Thomas will head the university's new motorcycle division. Wayne State University will soon employ its first ever motorcycle division with the graduati..
  • ISAAC takes the leadership in proposing a solution to the academic achievement gap that affects African American children with a Banquet and Round Table on June 19 and 20.
    June 16, 2009
    Leading nationally recognized scholars will present the Obama Administration with a plan to enable African American children to achieve educational excellence and take their rightful place of leadership in the 21st..
  • To fight shortage, state plan aims to churn out teachers
    June 15, 2009
    Paula Wood, dean of the College of Education, comments in a story that focuses on a State Board of Education plan to speed up the process for receiving teaching certificates in certain instances. She is among college of education heads across the s..
  • Recommendations of the Cherry Commission
    June 15, 2009
    This story lists and updates the statuses of key recommendations that were recommended by the Cherry Commission in 2004 to find ways to double the number of college graduates. Wayne State University is noted in the article regarding research, reten..
  • Health insurance mandates for employers supported at forum
    June 15, 2009
    Representatives of hospitals, doctors and health insurers in Southeast Michigan expressed support for bills calling for an employer mandate to offer health insurance Monday, at two forums held at Wayne State University. However, Dr. Herb Smitherman..
  • A debate over the incinerator in Detroit
    June 15, 2009
    In a point-counterpoint on the incinerator in Detroit about its impact on greenhouse gases, Noah Hall, Wayne State University professor who specializes in environmental law, warns that fees imposed on greenhouse gas emissions could prove costly for..
  • Wayne State University and the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC) to host round table on African American Education
    June 15, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC) to host round table on African American Education, Saturday, June 20, 2009 and associated Banquet dinner dance at the Marriott Hotel Renaissance Center..
  • Arab Americans seek partnership with Obama administration
    June 14, 2009
    The Arab-American Anti-discrimination Committee has announced creation of a scholarship in journalism at Wayne State. The amount is to be determined.
  • Detroit\'s \"start-up\" solution: Landmark entrepreneurship initiative launched at Wayne State University\'s \"TechTown\" can be model for national economic recovery
    June 14, 2009
    DETROIT, June 9, 2009- A historic entrepreneurship initiative unfolding in the heart of the Motor City may become a model that cities nationwide can replicate to spur America's economic recovery over the next decade. On June 24, Wayne State Un..
  • MSU president: Work force faces serious challenges
    June 13, 2009
    President Jay Noren will join with University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to represent the Michigan University Research Corridor to the nation's CEOs and international news media at ..
  • WSU starts company to make better antidepressants
    June 13, 2009
    Several Internet news sites, a few of which are listed above, ran a clip from an AP story that mentions that Wayne State and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute in Ann Arbor are forming a company to develop improved antidepressant drugs...
  • DMC top docs
    June 12, 2009
    Richard Santucci, WSU urology professor and chief of urology at Detroit Receiving Hospital, was profiled recently as a DMC "Top Doc." He is one of approximately 20 surgeons in the United States who specialize in reconstructive urology.
  • Lynches bring funeral home ethos to Brighton's Main Street
    June 12, 2009
    An article about Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors of Milford mentions that Dana Nowak, who will reside on site at their new Brighton location, is president of her Wayne State University graduating class in mortuary science.
  • Michigan Technology & Research Institute of Ann Arbor to partner with Wayne State University on potential new treatment of depression
    June 12, 2009
    DETROIT- The Michigan Technology & Research Institute (MITRI) , in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Wayne State University have partnered to organize a drug development company based on several neurosciences research platforms from the university's..
  • Wayne State University Police Officer receives award for aiding drowning victims
    June 12, 2009
      Wayne State University Police Officer Patrick Saunders (right) recently received the City of Detroit Distinguished Service Award from the Detroit City Council for his life-saving efforts. Also pictured: Sgt. Kevin Claiborne of ..
  • Higher education is one of Michigan\'s best exports
    June 11, 2009
    Wayne State is among three universities in Michigan that rank among the top 40 doctoral granting institutions based on number of international students, according to the Institute of Higher Education. And the state of Michigan ranks eighth in the n..
  • Role of \'microgrids\' may grow; integrating current, future technologies will be challenging
    June 11, 2009
    In an article about an increase in investments in "smart" power grids, WSU engineering professor Caisheng Wang, who recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue his work, says there will be challenges in combining new en..
  • Economic development organizations jump into bed with state\'s public universities
    June 11, 2009
    Jeff Mason, executive director of the University Research Corridor, says that while Michigan's universities are paramount to the state's success, collaborations between the URC and outside organizations will be critical in helping to resuscitate th..
  • Job creation in Metro Detroit starts with regional collaboration
    June 11, 2009
    MetroMode reprinted a Detroit News op-ed piece by James Nicholson, vice chair of the Detroit Renaissance board's Executive Committee. He suggests steps Detroit could take to help bring the city back to prominence. Among other things, he recommends ..
  • Merit Member Conference Covers Cool Learning Technology
    June 11, 2009
    Patrick Gossman, deputy CIO at Wayne State, is quoted in an article about the Merit Network's annual meeting, where he was a guest speaker. He called Detroit a "poster child" for using federal stimulus money to provide WiMax, "but we don't know wha..
  • Green in Between: Detroit alley to become earth-friendly experiment
    June 10, 2009
    Wayne State University, along with community groups and DTE Energy, is working on plans to turn the alley behind Motor City Brewing Works into a "green alley" that includes energy-efficient lights and permeable asphalt. Wayne State will provide te..
  • Court clears path for Chrysler-Fiat to close
    June 10, 2009
    The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a temporary halt of the plan for Fiat to purchase Chrysler LLC. Law professor Peter Henning comments briefly in the article about the one-day delay in bankruptcy proceedings imposed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ..
  • Bing wants to privatize lighting
    June 10, 2009
    A story about Mayor Dave Bing's proposal to privatize the Detroit Public Lighting Department mentions that the department serves many public buildings, including Wayne State University.
  • University of Michigan researchers find clues at bottom of Lake Huron to ancient hunters
    June 10, 2009
    University of Michigan researchers worked with an unnamed WSU computer science professor to reconstruct and then simulate ancient caribou migrations across an ancient corridor that now lies at the bottom of Lake Huron.
  • Wayne Law Welcomes New Professors, Enhances Program and Clinic Offerings for Students
    June 10, 2009
    DETROIT (June 10, 2009) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce the addition of five men and women who will join the faculty at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. They include Assistant Professor Christopher Lund, Ass..
  • TechTown extends a hand to entrepreneurs in Detroit
    June 9, 2009
    In an op-ed, Randal Charlton, TechTown executive director, places a call to action for all aspiring entrepreneurs to sign up for TechTown's June 24 day-long event, the free event that kicks off FastTrac to the Future. A photo of Charlton is included.
  • Wayne State prof works to turn energy grid into two-way street
    June 9, 2009
    An AP story about engineering professor Caisheng Wang's work to develop a control strategy for using powerplant-generated electricity in conjunction with alternative energy sources continues to generate significant media mentions. Among these is th..
  • Emotional housecleaning: Going through parents\' belongings is often a bittersweet task
    June 9, 2009
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology, said that the inability to sort through parents belongings after they have died may signal the need for grief counseling; ideally, the clearing-out process is a time ..
  • Charter reform spells change for Detroit
    June 9, 2009
    In an op-ed about the impact that the City Charter reform will have on Detroit, Wayne State University law professor John Mogk said that while there is reason to be excited for change, the success of the city will ultimately fall on the elected off..
  • Former Detroit mayor's new home bigger than Manoogian
    June 9, 2009
    In a story originally published in the Detroit Free Press about former Detroit Major Kwame Kilpatrick's expansive new home near Houston, WSU professor Peter Henning observes that Kilpatrick's lavish new surroundings could be a problem for authoriti..
  • Wayne State students profiled on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
    June 8, 2009
    Recent Wayne State University engineering graduates LaKeesha Perry and Vanessa Sherrod were profiled on PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Wayne State University President Jay Noren was interviewed regarding Wayne State's efforts in diversifying Michig..
  • Mentzer resigns as dean of Wayne State's School of Medicine
    June 8, 2009
    Dr. Robert Mentzer, Jr. announced Monday that he has decided to make his two-week leave of absence as dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine permanent, effective July 31. "We are greatly appreciative of Dr. Mentzer's many significant..
  • Wayne State holding major event to jump start entrepreneurism
    June 8, 2009
    Wayne State University's TechTown will be hosting a free, all day conference on June 24 that will provide guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs - FastTrac to the Future: The First Day of Your Entrepreneurial Adventure. TechTown's goal is to establi..
  • Wayne State researcher develops new stroke treatment
    June 8, 2009
    Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, professor of neurology and director of the WSU/DMC Stroke Program, has co-written a new definition and national treatment recommendations for transient ischemic attacks, or "mini-strokes." The new guidelines call for much fa..