Releases

News releases from August 2009

  • \'Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance,\' new book authored by Wayne State dance professor
    August 31, 2009
    DETROIT (Aug. 28, 2009) - Dance, its training and social meanings, has a rich history and long-time associations with gender and gender roles in world culture. While dance in some cultures is seen as an appropriate activity and valid vocation fo..
  • Thousands of incoming Wayne State University freshmen form massive community revitalization effort
    August 31, 2009
  • Annual Martin Barr Lecture addresses \"Health Professionals and Healthcare Reform\"
    August 31, 2009
    " The Role of Health Professionals in the Context of Healthcare Reform " is the topic for the 2009 Martin Barr Lecture, Sept. 24. Guest speaker is Herbert C. Smitherman , Jr., MD, MPH, assistant dean of community and urban health, ..
  • Wayne Law to Host 24th Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference, Oct. 9-11
    August 31, 2009
    DETROIT (Aug. 31, 2009) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to host the 24th Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference , the oldest regional clinical conference in the country, Oct. 9-11, 2009. This year's Conference is modeled ..
  • Next health crisis: Family doc shortage
    August 31, 2009
    Herbert Smitherman, assistant dean in the School of Medicine, comments in a story about the looming shortage of primary care physicians.
  • Wayne State researcher to study methods to reduce police officer stress
    August 31, 2009
    Physician, professor and researcher Bengt Arnetz in the School of Medicine has received a $680,000 grant to study training methods to lessen the health impact of stress on Detroit police officers. The grant was awarded by the National Institute of ..
  • TechTown First Friday moves to Sept. 11
    August 31, 2009
    TechTown\'s First Friday networking event will be held on the second Friday of September due to the Labor Day holiday. The event serves as a great networking tool, and prospecting expert Denise Roberts will make a presentation about how companies c..
  • Wayne State freshmen hit campus
    August 30, 2009
    Nearly 1,500 freshmen are expected to move into two residence halls at Wayne State, with upperclassmen scheduled to move in Monday. University Police Lt. Dave Scott commented in a Free Press article that things are moving smoothly as parents and st..
  • Move-In Day at Wayne State
    August 30, 2009
    WXYZ-TV 7, WDIV-TV 4, WJBK-Fox 2, WWJ-AM 950. 8/30 Television and radio reporters from four media outlets provided on-site coverage of move-in day activities, interviewing students, parents and university officials. Channels 2, 4 and 7 aired sto..
  • Wayne State launches literacy program
    August 30, 2009
    Wayne State University has launched its 2009-2010 literacy program, available to students in first through eighth grades. Free tutoring in reading and writing skills will be available on Thursdays starting in October and running through April of ne..
  • Business centers coming
    August 30, 2009
    The Wayne State School of Business is launching Business Assistance Centers in three Detroit-area locations in early September. The school is seeking clients and partners who will work with MBA students at the college. The assistance centers will p..
  • Wayne State gets $285k for nurse distance learning
    August 30, 2009
    Attendees from across the state gathered at the WSU College of Nursing recently to thank U.S. Reps, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Fred Upton for their support of nursing education. They were instrumental in securing $285,000 in federal funding to s..
  • Wayne State pounds Mercyhurst, 31-13
    August 30, 2009
    Wayne State\'s Stan Thornton took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and the Warriors downed Mercyhurst, 31-13, at Adams Field Saturday. It was the football season opener for both teams. Joique Bell ran for 135 yards on 32 carries and had..
  • Wayne State pounds Mercyhurst, 31-13
    August 30, 2009
    Wayne State\'s Stan Thornton took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and the Warriors downed Mercyhurst, 31-13, at Adams Field Saturday. It was the football season opener for both teams. Joique Bell ran for 135 yards on 32 carries and had..
  • Wayne State University\'s College of Nursing receives $285,000 for distance learning graduate training program
    August 28, 2009
    DETROIT, August 2009 - More than 25 individuals from across the state recently gathered at the Wayne State University College of Nursing to give special thanks to U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton for their ongo..
  • School of Medicine researcher will study stress prevention with Detroit Police Department
    August 28, 2009
    A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has secured a National Institutes of Health grant to further research training methods that lessen the health impacts of stress on police officers, and will conduct that research with the Detr..
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Wednesday, Sept. 2
    August 28, 2009
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Room BC at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 West Ferry Mall, in Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings conven..
  • The $60,000 jackpot
    August 28, 2009
    The Law School's newly established Public Interest Law Fellowships were featured in the September edition of The National Jurist. The same edition also lists Wayne Law among the Top 50 Best Value Law Schools and features two Wayne Law alumni, David..
  • Wayne\'s Latino program seeks to boost retention
    August 28, 2009
    The WSU Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies is launching a new program aimed at keeping students on track to graduate and finding careers. Its goal is to improve graduation rates among underrepresented students and first generation college students...
  • WSU offers film audition workshops
    August 28, 2009
    Wayne State University is offering "on your feet," auditioning workshops to help aspiring actors and actresses break into Michigan's burgeoning film industry. Two sessions are offered, running four consecutive Saturdays beginning Sept. 5 and Oct. 1..
  • Kid Rock: The only hope for Detroit?
    August 28, 2009
    A CNN Money report on Kid Rock's philanthropic efforts in metro Detroit mentions the scholarship he established recently at Wayne State.
  • Wayne State to help train Michigan's hybrid work force; WSU offers details on $5M electric vehicle plant; Michigan gets $1 billion plus in battery grants
    August 28, 2009
    Wayne State and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle engineers as the state's automotive industry transitions to manufacturing more advanced, fuel-efficient vehicles. Graduate-..
  • Cancer patients separated from spouse when diagnosed have worse survival rates
    August 27, 2009
    Cancer patients who are separated from their spouses at the time of their diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced and never married patients, according to a new study to be published in CA , the journal of the American Cancer Society. ..
  • Business awards
    August 27, 2009
    Dr. Gerald A. Shiener was given the Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education and was elevated to Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. Shiener is the chief of consultation and liaison psychiatry..
  • Companies eye Wixom plant for energy park
    August 27, 2009
    Plans by two out-of-state companies to redevelop Ford Motor Co.\'s abandoned Wixom plant into an energy park could help further solidify Michigan\'s effort to become an alternative energy hub, some industry observers say. A research and development..
  • Ballplayers win fight with U.S. over seizure of drug-test data
    August 27, 2009
    The drug-test records of more than 100 Major League Baseball players were illegally seized by federal agents investigating the use of steroids in professional sports, a U.S. appeals court ruled. The seizures in 2004 of records for players not named..
  • Student grants in limbo while state wrestles with big deficit
    August 27, 2009
    Thousands of Michigan college-bound students must make their fall tuition payments without the $500 or $1,000 state grants they expected. A deadlock over a new state budget has put in limbo the Michigan Promise Grant. Wayne State University is incl..
  • Gone but not forgotten
    August 27, 2009
    Architect Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the Twin Towers, is having his work showcased in an exhibit called "Serenity and Delight: The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki" at the Birmingham Historical Museum. Yamasaki was also responsible for many build..
  • More college grads bank future on private student loans
    August 27, 2009
    An increasing number of college students are turning to private loans -- one of the riskiest ways to pay for schooling, according to an education organization that compared them to credit-card debt. \"I know I have accomplished a lot, but I wonder ..
  • Detroit \'Bohemia\' restaurant planned
    August 27, 2009
    Students at Wayne State University were interviewed about a new restaurant that is scheduled to open at the former 13th Precinct police station on Woodward. "There's a new energy, a new life that's coming back to Midtown," said Aarin Pekso, a WSU s..
  • Wayne State opening 3 new business assistance centers to help companies, nonprofits
    August 27, 2009
    The WSU School of Business Administration's newly established Assistance Centers will aid companies and nonprofits facing tough challenges. The centers, staffed by MBA students, will be located in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and will work wi..
  • WSU\'s College of Nursing turns grant dollars into jobs
    August 26, 2009
    The Wayne State University College of Nursing is taking steps to help resolve the nursing shortage in Michigan while making healthcare a driving force to aid the state's economy. Two programs, the Nursing Corps Initiative and No Worke..
  • Wayne State University\'s College of Education launches 2009-2010 literacy program
    August 26, 2009
    Reading program provides free tutoring in reading and writing skills for 1st-8th grade students The Reading Program at Wayne State University's College of Education has openings in its literacy program available to students (1st-8th ..
  • Wayne State says cholesterol drug study advancing
    August 26, 2009
    Wayne State University says promising early results have led the university to expand tests on a possible new drug treatment for high cholesterol. The university is working with Health Enhancement Products Inc. to test the material. Assistant profe..
  • Wayne State Prof Gets Once-A-Decade Honor
    August 26, 2009
    Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Institute of Gerontology, is guest editor of the spring issue of "Generations," a once-a-decade update on Alzheimer's and other dementias. According to JASA editor Mary Johnson, "Generations" chose Lichtenberg bec..
  • One more spin for State Fair
    August 26, 2009
    Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, discusses the cultural significance of the Michigan State Fair, which is about to begin what is likely its last run. \"The fair was the great leveler -- where we come together to imbibe foot-l..
  • Home schooling
    August 26, 2009
    Several Michigan colleges and universities are now offering classes and service programs in an effort to help local organizations and to address Detroit's challenges. An article highlights the service-learning requirement for WSU's Irvin D. Reid Ho..
  • Changing Michigan\'s government, tax structure can\'t save Detroit
    August 26, 2009
    Robin Boyle, chair of the Geography and Urban Planning Department, shares his thoughts on why the city improvement group Detroit Renaissance may be planning to become a statewide organization.
  • WSU's College of Nursing turns grant dollars into jobs
    August 26, 2009
    Wayne State University's College of Nursing is taking steps to help resolve the nursing shortage in Michigan while making healthcare a driving force to aid the state's economy. Two programs, the Nursing Corps Initiative and No Worker Left Behind, e..
  • IOG Director Edits Once-A-Decade Journal on Alzheimer\'s
    August 25, 2009
    Peter Lichtenberg , Ph.D. , director of Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology , is guest editor of the spring issue of Generations , a once-a-decade update on Alzheimer's and other dementias. This special issue of the ..
  • WSU/KCI review of breast and cervical cancer screening program highlights need to address economic challenges of uncompensated care
    August 25, 2009
    DETROIT -With approximately 44 million Americans uninsured, health care systems and providers bear much of the financial burden by providing unreimbursed services. The absence of health insurance is a major impediment to receiving preventative ..
  • Wayne State University preliminary study on Health Enhancement Products, PAZ, indicates encouraging results in inflammation when managing cholesterol; Study is expanded
    August 25, 2009
    Health Enhancement Products announces study's expansion to identify and characterize biologically active molecules in PAZ filtrates August 25, 2009 - Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI.OB), in conjunction with Wayne State..
  • UNC part of study on social networking
    August 25, 2009
    Led by the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State, 34 higher education institutions will collaborate to study the transformative relationship between social networking and civic engagement in order to determine effective methods for pre..
  • Boys dealt harder learning curve
    August 25, 2009
    Boys have a harder time "keeping it together" than girls because they lag behind at various developmental stages, says Dr. Gerald Shiener, assistant professor in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Department in the School of Medicine. \"Ad..
  • Detroit\'s jobless economy: Startups take root
    August 25, 2009
    A feature story focuses on Wayne State's recent FastTrac program for budding entrepreneurs. An imbedded video features comments from TechTown Executive Director Randal Charlton and several would-be entrepreneurs who attended the event. Over 1,500 ..
  • Wayne State University\'s Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) to Launch the College to Career Program (C2C)
    August 24, 2009
    DETROIT, MI - The College to Career Program will launch on August 28, 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at Wayne State University. CBS is pioneering an effort to address retention and graduation rates among underrepresented students ..
  • The bill to allow concealed weapons at Michigan's colleges and universities
    August 24, 2009
    A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate would allow students, faculty, and visitors who possess a concealed weapon permit to carry their weapon on college campuses. The article also mentions Wayne State's ongoing efforts to heighten camp..
  • Two Wayne State law students hit Internet sweet spot with \'Texts from Last Night\'
    August 24, 2009
    Wayne State Law students Ben Bator and Lauren Leto often found their friends\' messages so funny that they started the Web site Texts From Last Night where people could share texts with the world. The site is now a runaway hit that\'s launched a bo..
  • Bing targets Detroit city workers\' perks
    August 24, 2009
    Marick Masters, director of the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues at Wayne State, comments in a story about proposed cuts to Detroit city workers' benefits. The city\'s goal in seeking the concessions -- particularly the days off -- may..
  • Crime on campus a harsh teacher
    August 23, 2009
    A front page feature story in Sunday's edition of the Detroit Free Press about security measures at Michigan colleges and universities featured Wayne State University and its programs currently in place. One WSU project noted was the public address..
  • Business diary
    August 23, 2009
    Wayne State University\'s Executive & Professional Development, Detroit, the university\'s educational outreach unit for business training, executive coaching and consulting, has been selected by the Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union, Detroit, to d..
  • Starting in business during a credit squeeze
    August 23, 2009
    The entrepreneurial bug has infected hundreds of the state's residents, many of them seeking new careers outside Detroit's shrinking auto industry. This summer, three daylong sessions at Wayne State University, packed with information about startin..
  • Wayne State prof releases new book, \'Technology and Culture\'
    August 23, 2009
    In a new book, \"Technology and Culture,\" Wayne State University anthropology professor Allen Batteau presents an inclusive synopsis of how technology is represented in culture and how cultural values are embodied in technology. Contrary to former..
  • Wayne State nursing school gets $2 million
    August 21, 2009
    The Wayne State University college of Nursing has been awarded more than $2 million in the latest round of grants related to initiatives aimed at alleviating the state's nursing shortage.
  • Turbine test plant sought for Detroit
    August 21, 2009
    The city of Detroit and the NextEnergy business accelerator are seeking a U.S. Department of Energy wind turbine testing plant for the city. Winning the grant competition would represent a big step toward making Detroit a center of alternative ener..
  • Cherry leads higher ed workgroup
    August 21, 2009
    Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry has launched a Web site, Facebook page and Twitter feed in order to gather ideas for streamlining state government. He also is leading a workgroup that includes representatives from Wayne State, Michigan State, Univers..
  • Around the capitol
    August 21, 2009
    The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth is partnering with Wayne State University and Michigan Technological University in the new Michigan Academy for Green Mobility. The academy will prepare automotive engineers for jobs in t..
  • Detroit native to lead university's internal medicine department
    August 21, 2009
    The University of Michigan has named Dr. John Carethers to chair its Department of Internal Medicine, effective Nov. 1. He is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
  • College of Nursing Receives $2 Million from the Michigan Nursing Corps Initiative to Spur Increase in State\'s Educators
    August 20, 2009
    DETROIT, August 2009 - The Wayne State University College of Nursing has been awarded more than $2 million in the latest round of grants related to initiatives aimed at alleviating the state's nursing shortage. This award will prepare fa..
  • Wayne State University announces fifth annual E2 Detroit conference
    August 20, 2009
    DETROIT- (August 20, 2009) Wayne State University and TechTown, WSU's business incubator, will host the fifth annual E2 Detroit conference Thursday, Oct. 15. This event, co-sponsored by WSU, TechTown and WWJ Newsradio 950, and emceed by..
  • Wayne State offers professional workshop: Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films
    August 19, 2009
    Detroit - Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) offers an intensive, "on your feet," workshop on auditioning for films. Auditioning for Feature, Commercial and Industrial Films pro..
  • New signals to help blind pedestrians
    August 19, 2009
    Oakland County road officials this morning unveiled the High-Intensity Activated Crosswalks (HAWK) project, a system of traffic signals they hope will make it safer for blind pedestrians to cross streets at roundabouts. The Road Commission for Oakl..
  • Session offers help to aspiring entrepreneurs
    August 19, 2009
    Hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs gathered at Wayne State University yesterday for an all-day session on the basics of networking and business building. The FastTrac to the Future program is organized by TechTown, the non-profit business incubator..
  • People making business news
    August 19, 2009
    Dr. Bonita Stanton, the Schotanus professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at Children\'s Hospital of Michigan, was appointed to the advisory board of the John E. F..
  • Psychiatrist gets 10 months in citizenship fraud
    August 19, 2009
    An assistant professor of psychiatry at Wayne State was sentenced to 10 months in prison Tuesday for conspiring to commit naturalization fraud, admitting he falsified diagnoses to help people gain U.S. citizenship without passing the English profic..
  • Session offers help to aspiring entrepreneurs
    August 19, 2009
    Hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs gathered at Wayne State University yesterday for an all-day session on the basics of networking and business building. The FastTrac to the Future program is organized by TechTown, the non-profit business incubator..
  • Back to college awareness
    August 19, 2009
    An article cautioning students and parents about the importance of being prepared for fire emergencies in buildings mentions a recent laboratory fire at Wayne State that destroyed several years of research material.
  • WSU developing efficient, cost-effective method for outsourcing large-scale data crunching and computer storage
    August 19, 2009
    DETROIT- As today's businesses struggle to meet their needs for large-scale information processing and storage, one Wayne State researcher is working to make outsourcing these services a more efficient, cost-effective option. Song Jiang, assi..
  • Wayne State University names Mumtaz Usmen interim dean of the College of Engineering
    August 18, 2009
    Dr. Mumtaz Usmen , associate dean for research and previously chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been appointed interim dean of the Wayne State University College of Engineering. The appointment, announced by W..
  • Detroit is in crisis, but it hasn't given up
    August 18, 2009
    A major feature story about Detroit focuses on the city's hope for the future through economic catalysts such as Wayne State University. Ibbitson writes that the future for Detroit perhaps can be found across campus at the College of Engineering w..
  • $1B in battery grants may revive Mich. talent base
    August 18, 2009
    Wayne State University has received $5 million in federal grants to establish training programs for people to work on electric-drive vehicles. The program will include an associate\'s degree track for technicians at Macomb Community College and bac..
  • Collaboration comes to Wayne State University
    August 18, 2009
    Engineers now have a new way to get a foothold in the burgeoning field of hybrid electric vehicle battery systems engineering at Wayne State University. The school will begin offering a 4-credit, graduate level course in advanced battery systems th..
  • Stabenow meets with medical community
    August 18, 2009
    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) met Tuesday with members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, Deans, Chairs of clinical and science departments and students to discuss health care reform. Dr. Herbert Smitherman from the Wayne State..
  • College aid appeals skyrocket
    August 18, 2009
    Thousands of Michigan students are getting more federal aid for college this year because their financial situation has worsened over the course of the past year. Al Hermsen, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at Wayne State University..
  • Textbook Rental
    August 18, 2009
    In a story about a national publishing company's recent announcement that they will be offering textbook rentals to college students, three students are interviewed on Wayne State's campus. Students were asked to offer their opinion on the rental s..
  • Lottery had 1-in-a-million winning numbers
    August 18, 2009
    T.C. Sun, a math professor at Wayne State University, said it\'s a one-in-a-million chance that 4-1-9 would be drawn twice in the same day, which occurred on Sunday's midday and evening Daily 3 lottery drawings.
  • Detroit is in crisis, but it hasn't given up
    August 18, 2009
    A major feature story about Detroit focuses on the city's hope for the future through economic catalysts such as Wayne State University. Ibbitson writes that the future for Detroit perhaps can be found across campus at the College of Engineering w..
  • Wayne State to offer advanced battery class
    August 18, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) engineers as the state's automotive industry transitions to manufacturing more advanced, fuel-efficient ve..
  • $1B in battery grants may revive Mich. talent base
    August 18, 2009
    Wayne State University has received $5 million in federal grants to establish training programs for people to work on electric-drive vehicles. The program will include an associate\'s degree track for technicians at Macomb Community College and bac..
  • Stabenow meets with medical community
    August 18, 2009
    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) met Tuesday with members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, Deans, Chairs of clinical and science departments and students to discuss health care reform. Dr. Herbert Smitherman from the Wayne State..
  • College aid appeals skyrocket
    August 18, 2009
    sThousands of Michigan students are getting more federal aid for college this year because their financial situation has worsened over the course of the past year. Al Hermsen, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at Wayne State Universit..
  • Textbook rentals on college campuses
    August 18, 2009
    In a story about a national publishing company's recent announcement that they will be offering textbook rentals to college students, three students are interviewed on Wayne State's campus. Students were asked to offer their opinion on the rental s..
  • Wayne State University names new engineering dean
    August 18, 2009
    Mumtaz Usmen, associate dean for research and previously chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been appointed interim dean of the Wayne State University College of Engineering. The appointment, announced by WSU Preside..
  • Anthropology professor at Wayne State releases new book, Technology and Culture
    August 17, 2009
    Detroit, Mich. - The concept of technology has come a long way over the years, as it was once only described through tangible items such as tools and computers. From the perception of ethnographers, a new meaning is brought to the word technolo..
  • Wayne State partners with state to train first wave of Michigan\'s electric and hybrid vehicle workforce
    August 17, 2009
    University to offer engineering courses in advanced battery systems for HEVs Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) enginee..
  • Wayne State University observing Hispanic Heritage Month with series of events
    August 17, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) are commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month , running from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of events ranging from films and lectures, to a festival and a gala fund..
  • Effort to lead to more hybrid electric engineers
    August 17, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) engineers as the state's automotive industry transitions to manufacturing more advanced, fuel-efficient ve..
  • College scholarships in limbo in tussle over \'Promise\'
    August 17, 2009
    Al Hermsen, director of Student Financial Aid, comments in a story about the Michigan Promise Scholarship program. Facing a $1.8 billion state deficit, the state Senate voted in June to kill the $140 million program, but the House and the governor\..
  • 48 vacant buildings blight downtown Detroit
    August 17, 2009
    Robin Boyle, chair of the Geography and Urban Planning Department, comments in a story regarding Detroit's numerous vacant buildings.
  • New URC head forges cooperation among state universities
    August 17, 2009
    In a Q&A piece, Jeff Mason, new executive director of the University Research Corridor (URC), discusses the successes and the future of the consortium.
  • Wayne State to offer advanced battery class
    August 17, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) engineers as the state's automotive industry transitions to manufacturing more advanced, fuel-efficient ve..
  • Effort to lead to more hybrid electric engineers
    August 17, 2009
    Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth are partnering to train hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) engineers as the state's automotive industry transitions to manufacturing more advanced, fuel-efficient ve..
  • College scholarships in limbo in tussle over \'Promise\'
    August 17, 2009
    Al Hermsen, director of Student Financial Aid, comments in a story about the Michigan Promise Scholarship program. Facing a $1.8 billion state deficit, the state Senate voted in June to kill the $140 million program, but the House and the governor\..
  • 48 vacant buildings blight downtown Detroit
    August 17, 2009
    Robin Boyle, chair of the Geography and Urban Planning Department, comments in a story regarding Detroit's numerous vacant buildings.
  • Reporter's notebook: Life science far from only game
    August 16, 2009
    Wayne State, Michigan State and U-M spent a combined $887.8 million on life sciences-related research and development in 2008 - about 60 percent of the universities\' annual R&D spending.
  • $1B in battery grants may recharge MI talent base
    August 16, 2009
    Wayne State engineering professor Simon Ng, director of the university\'s new Alternative Energy Technology degree program, comments in a story about $1.36 billion in federal grants being given to Michigan universities and businesses to develop nex..
  • Student pro-life group, Wayne State University settle lawsuit
    August 16, 2009
    A yearlong lawsuit between Wayne State and a student right-to-life group has been settled. The group, WSU Students For Life, filed suit last year contending that the university did not allow the same access to student fees given to other student gr..
  • WSU team uses nanotechnology in effort to fight cerebral palsy
    August 16, 2009
    A husband-and-wife research team at Wayne State believes nanotechnology could be the key to preventing and treating cerebral palsy. The team, led by chemical engineering professor Rangaramanujam Kannan and assistant pediatrics professor Dr. Sujatha..
  • New drugs target depression, Parkinson\'s
    August 16, 2009
    Aloke Dutta, professor in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has developed a class of drugs to treat depression, Parkinson\'s disease and drug abuse. The drugs address the symptoms and protect the brain from further stres..
  • WSU researcher targets damaging oxidants in body
    August 16, 2009
    New research by Dr. Stanley Terlecky, associate professor of pharmacology, could lead to new pharmaceutical treatments to reduce and eliminate the accumulation of damaging oxidants in the body, ultimately slowing the degenerative process.