Releases

News releases from June 2010

  • Kresge names grant recipients
    June 30, 2010
    Professor Chris Tysh was announced as a recipient of the Kresge Foundation's 2010 Kresge Artists Fellows. This year, 18 winners were chosen from more than 350 applicants in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Each fellow is granted $25,000, for a t..
  • Links\' members leave lasting imprint: Professional women\'s group contributes to new learning center
    June 30, 2010
    Alicia Nails, director of Wayne State University's Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, is quoted in a story profiling The Links, Inc., which brings its five-day 2010 National Assembly today to Detroit. Nails is also the spokesperson for the O..
  • Arthur Neef Law Library Director elected vice-president/president elect of the Michigan Association of Law Libraries
    June 30, 2010
    DETROIT (June 30, 2010) - Wayne State University Law School congratulates Arthur Neef Law Library Director Virginia C. Thomas on her recent election as vice-president/president elect of the Michigan Association of Law Libraries (MichAL..
  • Wayne State rallies millions of grants for research
    June 29, 2010
    Grant funding for research at Wayne State University is up $8.2 million as of the end of June, compared to the same time in 2009. So far the university has taken in $122.7 million this year compared to $114.5 million a year ago, representing an inc..
  • Detroit - A major American filmmaking city
    June 29, 2010
    A story on Detroit's burgeoning film industry highlights the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, which took place at Wayne State University this past weekend. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/38193/
  • Former WSU baseball star makes professional debut
    June 29, 2010
    Former Wayne State pitching star Justin Mazur made his professional debut Thursday for the Burlington Royals in the Appalachian League. In two relief innings, he allowed two hits, no earned runs and struck out one. Mazur, this year\'s Great Lakes C..
  • Youth Theatre Intesive Day Camp to be held at Wayne State University
    June 29, 2010
    The Youth Theatre Intensive Day Camp will take place July 12-16 at Wayne State University. The camp will offer acting, scriptwriting and directing classes to students ages 9-17.
  • E2 Challenge winners pursue business dreams at TechTown
    June 29, 2010
    The Wayne State student entrepreneurs who won the 2010 E2 Challenge are preparing to take the next step in developing their business ventures through a summer-long mentoring program housed at TechTown.
  • Supply chain strategy could bring 66,000 new jobs to region, report says
    June 29, 2010
    Metro Detroit, in combination with the adjacent areas of Ontario and Ohio, could see up to 66,000 new jobs and $10 billion in new annual economic development if the region develops a coordinated cross-border supply chain management strategy. Teams ..
  • Resourceful traveler
    June 29, 2010
    "Picturing Hemingway's Michigan," written by Michael Federspiel of Midland, is a compilation of Hemingway family photos and other glimpses into what northern Michigan was like in the early 1900's. Published by Wayne State University Press, the 200-..
  • Wayne State University student entrepreneurs pursue their first startup companies with summer program at TechTown
    June 29, 2010
    DETROIT - Talking to investors, planning a budget, learning about legal rights - these are just a few of the challenges six student entrepreneurs will tackle this summer as they pursue their business ventures at Wayne State University. The stud..
  • Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) to offer summer, fall 2010 sessions
    June 29, 2010
    Wayne State University's Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) and local nonprofit Inside Detroit are accepting applications for a special one-day summer training session scheduled on Wednesday, July 21. The fee is just $250 and more inf..
  • TechTown part of Business Accelerator Network
    June 28, 2010
    Judy Johncox, director of New Business Services at TechTown, talks about the new Business Accelerator Network that TechTown joined in June and how she hopes it will work with a pool of external business support professionals to help entrepreneurs d..
  • Clemetson new TechTown SmartStart leader
    June 28, 2010
    Gary Clemetson is the newest SmartStart support leader at TechTown. He has extensive experience in developing small companies around the globe. The United Kingdom native also has an MBA from the University of Michigan.
  • WDET Detroit Joins Public Insight Network to Expand News Coverage
    June 28, 2010
    DETROIT - American Public Media's Public Insight Network today announced the addition of WDET Detroit as its latest newsroom partner. The Public Insight Network, founded in 2003 and funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight ..
  • WSU med school\'s interim dean to keep job
    June 27, 2010
    After nearly a year as interim dean, Dr. Valerie Parisi has been elevated to full dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. "Valerie has done an outstanding job of building relationships within the School of Medicine and throughout Way..
  • Tech + Art = Business?: TechTown offers artists gallery space, entrepreneur training
    June 27, 2010
    Increasingly focusing on the arts, TechTown is evolving a holistic approach to economic development in Detroit - the idea that art and technology go hand-in-hand in making a livable city. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Wayne State's Office of the..
  • Macomb-Oakland INCubator joins network
    June 27, 2010
    TechTown has partnered with Automation Alley, Ann Arbor SPARK and Macomb Community College/Oakland University Business Incubator to launch a new collaborative group formed to support business development throughout the region. The four business acc..
  • Job help
    June 27, 2010
    The Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board and Wayne State University will host a workshop for unemployed white-collar workers who live in Macomb and St. Clair counties July 6 and 19, and Aug. 3. The Employment Transition Program is designed ..
  • WSU professor comments of Kwame Kilpatrick\'s legal troubles
    June 27, 2010
    Professor Peter Henning is interviewed about the federal indictment charges of mail, wire fraud and income tax evasion filed this week against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Henning said that even if jurors don\'t believe the ex-mayor commi..
  • Pillow talk from TFLN
    June 27, 2010
    Former Wayne State Law students Lauren Leto and Ben Bator often found their friends\' text messages so funny that they started the Website Texts From Last Night, where people can share texts with the world. The site is now a runaway hit that result..
  • Wayne State University Professor Marilyn Zimmerwoman shares photos from the 2010 U.S. Social Forum
    June 27, 2010
    A slideshow of photos taken by professor Marilyn Zimmerman is included an article chronicling last week's 2010 U.S. Social Forum, which was held in Detroit.
  • Valerie Parisi named dean at Wayne State University medical school for three-year term
    June 25, 2010
    After nearly a year as interim dean, Dr. Valerie Parisi has been elevated to full dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. "Valerie has done an outstanding job of building relationships within the School of Medicine and throughout Way..
  • Panel to recommend new options for State Library
    June 25, 2010
    Mike Smith, director of Wayne State University's Walter Reuther Library and vice-chair of Governor Granholm's committee for a \"Michigan Center for Innovation and Reinvention\" in downtown Lansing, commented in a story about the project. The Govern..
  • Wayne State offers free film fair
    June 25, 2010
    Wayne State University offered a free tech fair and networking event for aspiring film makers on Saturday. The fair, a component of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, offered classes ranging from how to use special effects makeup to h..
  • WSU students to see tuition increase of 4.4 percent
    June 24, 2010
    After intense discussion, the Wayne State University Board of Governors voted on Wednesday to increase tuition for resident undergraduate students by 4.4 percent. Graduate students will pay 4.9 percent more. \"We as an institution face some very di..
  • WSU students to see tuition increase of 4.4 percent
    June 24, 2010
    After intense discussion, the Wayne State University Board of Governors voted on Wednesday to increase tuition for resident undergraduate students by 4.4 percent. Graduate students will pay 4.9 percent more. \"We as an institution face some very di..
  • Summer concert series returns
    June 24, 2010
    Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, is scheduled to give a lecture July 8 at the Akron Art Museum titled, "Living with Detroit: An All-Purpose Guide to American Forgetting."
  • Court's 'honest services' ruling won't help Madoff, lawyers say
    June 24, 2010
    Law professor Peter Henning comments on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the federal "honest services" law used by prosecutors to target corporate wrongdoing.
  • WSU professor comments on Kilpatrick case
    June 24, 2010
    Professor Peter Henning is interviewed about the federal indictment charges of mail and wire fraud and income tax evasion filed this week against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Henning said that the tax fraud case might be the best case the..
  • Wayne State University names Dr. Valerie Parisi permanent dean of its School of Medicine
    June 24, 2010
    DETROIT - Valerie M. Parisi, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A ., has been named permanent dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine by WSU President Jay Noren following a recommendation by the School of Medicine Executive Committee of the Fac..
  • NextCAT Wins $150,000 SBIR Grant
    June 23, 2010
    NextCAT, a TechTown-based start-up received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, and another $25,000 in matching grants from Michigan\'s Emerging Technologies Fund for a total of $175,000. NextCAT is commercializing technology dev..
  • Reputations Don\'t Return When Prosecutors Drop Charges
    June 23, 2010
    Professor Peter Henning comments in an article about how difficult it can be for executives to repair their image after being indicted for corporate crimes - even after those charges have been dropped. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-23/st..
  • Jazz Week@Wayne for High School Musicians
    June 23, 2010
    Wayne State\'s Department of Music teams up each year with the Detroit International Jazz Festival to present JazzWeek@Wayne, an intensive music education for area high school jazz musicians. JazzWeek@Wayne culminates with a student concert July 2..
  • Rare quake rattles the Great Lakes
    June 23, 2010
    Wayne State geology professor Ed Van Hees explains the science behind yesterday's 5.0 magnitude earthquake experienced throughout Southeast Michigan. The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. in Cumberland, Ontario on the Ontario-Quebec border and was felt as ..
  • Earthquake in Metro Detroit
    June 23, 2010
    Neil Cantor, director of Jewish student life at Wayne State University's Hillel of Metro Detroit, shares his experience during yesterday's 5.0 magnitude earthquake. Cantor describes what the quake felt like from the sixth floor of Wayne State's Stu..
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted by feds on 19 mail fraud, tax counts
    June 23, 2010
    Law professor Peter Henning comments on the federal indictment charges filed yesterday against former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick faces federal charges of mail and wire fraud and income tax evasion for his misuse of the nonprofit Ki..
  • Wayne State's 4.4 percent tuition increase is offset by strong financial aid packages
    June 23, 2010
    DETROIT -- After intense discussion, the Wayne State University Board of Governors voted on Wednesday to increase tuition for resident undergraduate students by 4.4 percent. Members of the board expressed reluctance to raise the cost of attending W..
  • Forget Detroit? No Way.
    June 22, 2010
    Detroit City Council Pro Tem Gary Brown said the future for the city is bright, thanks in part to "Eds and Meds" - educational institutions such as Wayne State and the thriving medical campuses at the Henry Ford and Detroit Medical Center.
  • Detroit-based NextCAT Inc. awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State University\'s National Biofuels Energy Lab
    June 22, 2010
    DETROIT-June 22, 2010. NextCAT Inc. , a Detroit-based company, announced today that it has received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The $150,000 award is matched by a $2..
  • Wayne State to host its 1st Tech Fair
    June 21, 2010
    Wayne State University is teaming up with The Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (DWIFF) presented by Wayne County to host the DWIFF annual Tech Fair on June 26. The free event will give the public access to filmmaking and TV broadcast pro..
  • Business 'accelerators' get $3M grant
    June 21, 2010
    TechTown has partnered with Automation Alley, Ann Arbor SPARK and Macomb Community College/Oakland University Business Incubator to launch a new collaborative group formed to support business development throughout the region. The four business acc..
  • Wayne State School of Medicine designated Center of Excellence by international foundation
    June 21, 2010
    The Wayne State University School of Medicine-Detroit Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Guillain-Barré Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (GBS/CIDP) Foundation International. T..
  • Local films part of festival
    June 20, 2010
    The third annual Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, which will be screened at a variety of locations around the Wayne State campus, runs Thursday through Sunday and will feature more than 50 entries this year.
  • Get in on discussion about $13-trillion U.S. debt
    June 20, 2010
    In his latest column, Dzwonkowski highlights this Saturday's unprecedented national discussion to be held at Wayne State's McGregor Conference Center, at which 85 invited participants will meet with the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility ..
  • G20 police arsenal includes plastic bullets
    June 20, 2010
    Professor Cynthia Bir commented in an article about the various anti-riot weapons that police tactical teams have practiced at a Canadian military base near Toronto, which is preparing to host this year's G20 summit.
  • WSU professor receives award from SAE International
    June 20, 2010
    Mechanical engineering professor Ming-Chia Daniel Lai was the recipient of a Forest R. McFarland award from SAE International.
  • Movers & Shakers
    June 20, 2010
    A news brief mentions that Sharon Vasquez, dean of Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, has been named the new provost at the University of Hartford.
  • Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy
    June 19, 2010
    Wayne State's Sound Mind-Sound Body Football Academy, which recently was described as one of the region\'s premiere events for talent development, is featured. The camp, which features many of the state's top college gridiron prospects, will showca..
  • Wayne State names provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
    June 18, 2010
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren announced the appointment of Ronald T. Brown as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective August 1, 2010. Brown was dean of the College of Health Professions at Temple University for..
  • U-M posts lowest tuition increase since 1984
    June 18, 2010
    In an article about U-M's increased fall 2010 tuition rates, it's mentioned that Wayne State will set its rates next week.
  • Rich Rodriguez talks grades, Antonio Gates talks camp
    June 18, 2010
    Rich Rodriguez, head coach of the University of Michigan football team, was a guest speaker at Wayne State's Sound Mind, Sound Body football camp, which was hosted by Detroit native Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers.
  • Maker Faire Detroit coming July 31-Aug. 1
    June 18, 2010
    An article mentions that Wayne State's TechTown is heavily involved with Maker Faire, a do-it-yourself festival celebrating individual innovation that will be coming to Detroit July 31-Aug. 1.
  • Wayne State University researchers have oil spill solution
    June 18, 2010
    A local company hopes to use medical technology developed by cardiologists at Wayne State to help clean up the areas affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Using technology to get oxygen into the bloodstream, the company is looking to do ..
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission convene at Wayne State University
    June 18, 2010
    The U.S. Civil Rights Commission met at Wayne State last Friday, prompted by Rep. Kim Meltzer's (R-Macomb Twp.) Immigration Reform Enforcement Act, which mirrors Arizona's recent controversial immigration law. The meeting is mentioned in the Detroi..
  • Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Wednesday, June 23
    June 18, 2010
    The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, June 23, 2010 , in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 W. Ferry Mall, Detroit. The Board of Governors standing committee meetings conv..
  • Ronald Brown named new Wayne State University provost
    June 17, 2010
    Wayne State University President Jay Noren announced the appointment of Ronald T. Brown as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective August 1, 2010. Brown was dean of the College of Health Professions at Temple University for..
  • Sound Mind-Sound Body camp has become premiere event
    June 17, 2010
    A sports column describes Wayne State's Sound Mind-Sound Body Football Academy as "one of the region\'s premiere events for talent development." The camp, which features many of the state's top college gridiron prospects, will showcase over 70 play..
  • Northville, Detroit score downtown streetscape grants
    June 17, 2010
    The city of Detroit, in partnership with Wayne State University, will construct a streetscape project on Anthony Wayne Drive, from Warren Avenue to Palmer Street. This includes building ADA-compliant sidewalks, street lighting, trees, bike lanes, b..
  • Wayne State spinoff NextCAT wins innovation award from National Science Foundation
    June 17, 2010
    NextCAT Inc., a Wayne State University spinoff that hopes to commercialize its process for using catalysts to make biodiesel fuel, has received a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Science Foundation, which comes wi..
  • Wayne State\'s Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy
    June 17, 2010
    Wayne State's Sound Mind-Sound Body Football Academy, which recently was described as one of the region\'s premiere events for talent development, is featured. The camp, which features many of the state's top college gridiron prospects, will showca..
  • De La Salle graduate signs with Royals
    June 17, 2010
    Former Wayne State University right-hander Justin Mazur signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals. Mazur was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference pitcher of the year this season, leading the conference in strikeouts (7..
  • Wayne State University and Matrix Human Services win Emmy for WatRUfightn4?
    June 17, 2010
    Pictured L to R: Mike Smith , director of Wayne State's Walter P.  Reuther Library; Marcella Wilson , president and CEO of Matrix Human  Services; Darryl Shreve , UTV producer DETROIT - WatRUfightn4? , a shor..
  • \'Picturing Hemingway\'s Michigan\' explores how summers in Michigan shaped author\'s childhood
    June 16, 2010
    "Picturing Hemingway's Michigan," written by Michael Federspiel of Midland, is a compilation of Hemingway family photos and other glimpses into what northern Michigan was like in the early 1900's. Published by Wayne State University Press, the 200-..
  • WSU Dean interviewed on The Craig Fahle Show
    June 16, 2010
    Wayne State College of Nursing dean Barbara Redman was interviewed on \"The Craig Fahle Show\" regarding nursing and health care reform. She discussed how nursing can help address the primary care gap and the nursing shortage.
  • Wayne State University names Ronald T. Brown provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
    June 16, 2010
    Today Wayne State University President Jay Noren announced the appointment of Ronald T. Brown as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective August 1, 2010. Ronald T. Brown Brown was dean of the College o..
  • Wayne State re-employment program for displaced auto workers
    June 15, 2010
    A segment highlights Wayne State's re-employment program for displaced workers available through the University\'s Macomb Education Center. Terry Margolis, director of educational outreach and executive and professional development, comments in the..
  • UAW begins historic convention
    June 15, 2010
    More than 1,200 autoworkers arrived at Cobo Center yesterday for the UAW's 35th Constitutional Convention. This year's convention has extra historical significance, according to UAW president Ron Gettelfinger, as union members mark the 75th anniver..
  • Special letter: UAW changes tough, but necessary
    June 15, 2010
    In his last "Labor Voices" column of his tenure, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger mentions that Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
  • Study in Lansing might lead to improvements in care of premature babies
    June 15, 2010
    A new study of premature infants at Lansing\'s Sparrow Hospital could provide a bedside measure of pain and lead to more effective pain management for those infants. Carolyn Herrington, an assistant professor in Wayne State's College of Nursing, s..
  • Editorial: Menu labeling can have positive health effects
    June 15, 2010
    Wayne State University nutrition and food science researcher Catherine Jen speaks out in favor of a recent government mandate requiring restaurants to post the nutritional information of menu items.
  • Tech jobs slipping in state, education key to industry, leaders say
    June 15, 2010
    George Ericksek, senior regional analyst at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, said that while some are concerned about the state suffering from a brain drain, Michigan would have an even harder time attracting people without higher..
  • Local prep standouts on their grind at all-star games, camps the next few days
    June 15, 2010
    Wayne State's fifth annual Sound Mind, Sound Body football camp is included in a calendar listing of upcoming prep sports events. The camp, which features many of the state's top college gridiron prospects, will showcase over 70 players - mostly ..
  • WSU professor honored by SAE International
    June 15, 2010
    Mechanical engineering professor Ming-Chia Daniel Lai was the recipient of a Forest R. McFarland award from SAE International. http://www.wxow.com/Global/story.asp?S=12652947 http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=12652947
  • Music, art combine for museum\'s Downtown@Dusk
    June 15, 2010
    Jerry Herron, dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, is scheduled to give a lecture July 8 at the Akron Art Museum titled, "Living with Detroit: An All-Purpose Guide to American Forgetting."
  • Cultural barriers can deter some from care
    June 15, 2010
    Only 42 .9 percent of Arab-American women age 40 to 49 reported having a mammogram in the previous two years compared with roughly 74 percent of all Michigan women, according to a 2008 report from Wayne State's Department of Family Medicine and Pub..
  • SE Michigan Purchasing Managers Index improves to 62.1
    June 15, 2010
    The Southeast Michigan economy is expanding at a faster rate and showing greater signs of recovery, according to a monthly survey of purchasing managers by Wayne State University\'s School of Business Administration and the Southeast Michigan chapt..
  • Wayne State University earns high rank for doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics
    June 15, 2010
    Wayne State University ranks high among the national leaders of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics 2009" edition. Hispanic Outlook use..
  • BP may face charges, but execs likely won't
    June 14, 2010
    Professor Peter Henning comments in a story about the unlikelihood of BP executives facing charges in the wake of the massive oil spill, noting that it wasn't one person's fault, but rather "a massive failure that involved many different causes and..
  • Spirit Airlines pilot strike frustrates stranded LaGuardia Airport travelers
    June 14, 2010
    Wayne State biomedical student Rupi Sckhon commented in a story about Spirit Airlines travelers' strife and anger over the company's decision to cancel all flights due to a pilot strike. \"I\'m supposed to be in lab class by tomorrow morning, now I..
  • Professors become entrepreneurs, market discovery as supplement
    June 14, 2010
    Wayne State University researchers Catherine Jen and Joseph Artiss are now in the marketing phase of their recent discovery, mirafit fbcx, a dietary supplement that binds fat, and keeps it from entering the bloodstream. In the U.S., the supplement ..
  • Wayne Law announces new faculty members
    June 14, 2010
    DETROIT (June 14, 2010) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce that three outstanding individuals will join its faculty at the start of the 2010-11 academic year. They are Assistant Professor Brandon Hofmeister , Assistant ..
  • Wayne State University professor receives prestigious National Institutes of Health training grant
    June 14, 2010
    DETROIT - Abdul Abou-Samra , M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, physiology and molecular genetics in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a prestigious training grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Diges..
  • DETROIT: Reuther Library features exhibit on UAW\'s history
    June 13, 2010
    Wayne State University\'s Walter P. Reuther Library is featuring an exhibit titled \"75 Years of Solidarity: A History of the UAW\" through Oct. 1. The exhibit highlights the story of the UAW from its beginnings in 1935 to the present. Contact info..
  • Oil damage may be beyond calculation
    June 13, 2010
    Professor Peter Henning comments in an article outlining the difficulty many people may find in proving to the court that their losses resulted indirectly from the Gulf oil spill.
  • Wayne State\'s Justin Mazur signs with Royals
    June 12, 2010
    Former Wayne State University right-hander Justin Mazur signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals. Mazur was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference pitcher of the year this season, leading the conference in strikeouts (7..
  • Higher education is one of Michigan\'s best exports
    June 11, 2010
    Wayne State is among three universities in Michigan that rank in the top 40 doctoral granting institutions based on the number of international students, according to the Institute of Higher Education. And Michigan ranks eighth nationally in econom..
  • Role of \'microgrids\' may grow; integrating current, future technologies will be challenging
    June 11, 2010
    In an article about an increase in investments in "smart" power grids, Caisheng Wang, WSU engineering professor who recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue his work, said that there will be challenges in combining n..
  • Economic development organizations jump into bed with state\'s public universities
    June 11, 2010
    Jeff Mason, executive director of the University Research Corridor (URC), says that while Michigan's universities are paramount to the state's success, collaborations between the URC and outside organizations will be critical to aid efforts in resu..
  • Job creation in Metro Detroit starts with regional collaboration
    June 11, 2010
    In an op-ed outlining the steps that would help return Detroit to prominence, Wayne State and the other URC partners are noted as bringing innovation to the forefront.
  • President Noren attends the White House Council on Automotive Communities
    June 11, 2010
    Both Governor Jennifer Granholm and Mayor Dave Bing acknowledged Wayne State University President Jay Noren who was attending the White House Council on Automotive Communities meeting. Granholm also mentioned that TechTown is a burgeoning center of..
  • VCs, meet the new sheriff
    June 11, 2010
    Terry Cross, executive-in-residence with Wayne State's School of Business Administration, comments in a story about the recent rise in angel investors - wealthy individuals funding startups on a much smaller basis.
  • Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest awards $250,000 to state businesses
    June 11, 2010
    Angott Medical Products L.L.C., which is developing a system that uses a variety of techniques at once to detect breast cancer, in collaboration with Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University researchers, was awarded $25,000 Thursday at ..
  • Wayne State arts professors explore Detroit's revitalization via dance, music and interactive multi-media at DIA's Friday Night Live, June 18
    June 11, 2010
    What: Spero Meliora (interactive multi-media dance and music work-in-process) and Beauty Mirrored Who: Choreographer J. M. Rebudal with Multi-media Artist Kelly Gottesman, Composer Jon Anderson and others Where: Detroit Institute f..
  • Wayne State to keep award named for Helen Thomas
    June 10, 2010
    Wayne State University announced Wednesday that it will keep the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award, established a decade ago to honor journalists. The university said in a statement it \"strongly condemns\" her \"wholly inappropriate comments\..
  • King to face UAW activist
    June 10, 2010
    Mike Smith, director of Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library, comments in a story about a local union activist's run against UAW presidential candidate Bob King. The union is scheduled to elect its next president and top officers at its constitu..
  • University of Michigan researchers find clues at bottom of Lake Huron to ancient hunters
    June 10, 2010
    University of Michigan researchers worked with WSU computer science professor Robert Reynolds to reconstruct and then simulate caribou migrations across the corridor at the bottom of Lake Huron.
  • We Came to Work
    June 10, 2010
    Elena Herrada, a lifelong Detroiter and Wayne State University graduate, wrote a blog about Detroit through the generations from a blue-collar perspective. Photos from Wayne State's Walter P. Reuther Library are included.
  • WSU Fine Arts Dean Sharon Vasquez to become University of Hartford provost
    June 10, 2010
    Sharon Vasquez, dean of Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, is leaving her position Aug. 16 to become the Provost at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn. Vasquez joined Wayne State as dean of the college in Ma..
  • BP\'s PR blunders mirror Exxon\'s, appear destined for record book
    June 10, 2010
    Matthew Seeger, chair of Wayne State University's Communication Department, is among a group of corporate communications experts to comment about BP PLC's public reaction to its April 20 oil spill.