Releases

News releases from March 2011

  • University presidents ask legislators for equality, flexibility in education funding
    March 31, 2011
    Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour, Central Michigan University President George Ross and Western Michigan University President John Dunn testified yesterday before the Michigan Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education in Lansing..
  • 2 Detroit nonprofits to merge
    March 31, 2011
    Two of Detroit's most notable nonprofit organizations, University Cultural Center Association (UCCA) and the New Center Council, will vote Friday morning on a planned merger. . The combined organization will be known as Midtown Detroit Inc., to be ..
  • Minn. college kids hit the road to save Detroit
    March 31, 2011
    Five community college students plan to hit the highway from Bloomington, Minn., this morning in hopes of presenting Mayor Dave Bing with their strategy for turning around Detroit. It\'s a plan they\'ve crafted this semester in their city politics ..
  • Author says guys are taking a back seat in family and careers
    March 31, 2011
    John Porcerelli, associate professor of behavioral medicine at Wayne State University, comments in Detroit News columnist Laura Berman's story about the emerging roles of the genders. Porcerelli sees young men flummoxed by the collision between rea..
  • Schapiro SEC seen ineffectual amid Dodd-Frank funding curbs
    March 31, 2011
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning, a former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement attorney and Justice Department prosecutor, comments in a story about challenges facing SEC head Mary Schapiro as she hits the halfway..
  • Letter: WSU admissions plan is 'immoral'
    March 31, 2011
    Melba Joyce Boyd, distinguished university professor and chair in Wayne State's Department of Africana Studies, opines about the university's proposal to raise admissions standards in a letter to the editor. She commented that, "It is sad to see Wa..
  • "Haters, sinners and the rest of us" at Oakland University Monday
    March 31, 2011
    A brief notes that John Corvino, associate professor of philosophy at Wayne State University, will give a speech at Oakland University on Monday, April 4, titled \"Haters, sinners and the rest of us.\" Corvino draws on two decades of speaking exper..
  • \'Cider House Rules\' challenges actors
    March 31, 2011
    Wayne State University\'s theater training program will be presenting this weekend an epic two-play adaptation of John Irving\'s \"The Cider House Rules.\" The cast has been drawn almost equally from WSU\'s graduate Hilberry Theatre and the undergr..
  • Metro Detroit entertainment
    March 31, 2011
    A brief notes that the Wayne State University Symphony Orchestra is performing at 4 p.m. this Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington. Contact and ticket information is provided.
  • On stage: \'Children of Eden,\' \'The Crane Maiden\'
    March 31, 2011
    A brief notes that \"Doubt: A Parable,\" by Wayne State University\'s Studio Theatre, is running at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday with a final performance 8 p.m. on Saturday. Contact and ticket information is provided.
  • Art X Detroit schedule
    March 31, 2011
    A Book Arts workshop will be held in Room 354 of Wayne State University's Art Building, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 9. The workshop, open to junior and senior-high school students, will be led by Lynne Avadenka. This event is part of Art X Detroit ru..
  • University presidents, senators discuss importance of scientific research to economy
    March 31, 2011
    University leaders and U.S. Senators gathered for a roundtable discussion at the Capitol on the vital role university-based scientific research plays in fueling innovation and sparking economic growth. According to Wayne State University President ..
  • University Cultural Center Association, New Center Council now one group: Midtown Detroit
    March 31, 2011
    The University Cultural Center Association and New Center Council Inc. have merged to create a single organization to provide business district improvement services for Detroit's developing Midtown area. Ever-increasing collaboration among the thre..
  • Urban centers draw more young, educated adults
    March 31, 2011
    Even in Detroit, where the population shrank by 25 percent since 2000, downtown added 2,000 young and educated residents during that time, up 59 percent , according to analysis of Census data by Impresa Inc., an economic consulting firm. \"It tells..
  • UAW membership posts first gain in six years on auto rebound
    March 31, 2011
    Wayne State University labor historian Mike Smith commented in a story about the membership challenges facing the United Auto Workers (UAW). Last year they posted their first membership gain following a six year drought. "Within this year or next, ..
  • Minn. college kids hit the road to save Detroit
    March 31, 2011
    Five community college students plan to meet today with Detroit mayor Dave Bing, the deputy police chief, and officials from Wayne State University to discuss their strategy for turning around Detroit. It\'s a plan they\'ve crafted this semester in..
  • Obama nominates appellate judge with deep ties to Michigan
    March 31, 2011
    President Barack Obama nominated a woman with deep ties to Michigan as an appellate judge for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Corinne Ann Beckwith has been an attorney in the appellate division of the public defender service for the Dist..
  • Wayne State Word Warriors release second annual top 10 words worth reviving
    March 31, 2011
    As part of its initiative to draw attention to some of the English language's most expressive - yet regrettably neglected - words, Wayne State University has released its annual list of the year's top 10 words that deserve to be used more o..
  • Multiple sclerosis treatment ignites hope, skepticism
    March 30, 2011
    A new theory by an Italian doctor maintains that some MS patients have narrowed veins that impede blood flow in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms could be relieved with a treatment similar to angioplasty, typically used in heart patients. Two Way..
  • Dow Chemical CEO repays $700K given to him in error
    March 30, 2011
    Dow Chemical Co. said Tuesday it improperly paid its chief executive officer for more than $700,000 in personal expenses since 2007 - a disclosure that experts say is unlikely to draw a federal investigation or disturb most shareholders. The erro..
  • Big crowd in Macomb looks at 'All Things Green'
    March 30, 2011
    An article gives an overview of the Macomb County Chamber's "All Things Green" 2011 conference held Wednesday. Darin Ellis, associate dean for the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, participated in the event, which attracted more tha..
  • Wayne State University\'s Humanities Center hosts Faculty Fellows Conference examining gender and sexuality
    March 30, 2011
    Wayne State University's Humanities Center will host its annual Faculty Fellows Conference on Friday, April 8, 2011 , from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Ferry Mall. This year's conference examines issues..
  • Wayne State Athletics collects toiletries for Detroit\'s homeless
    March 30, 2011
    Wayne State University's Athletics Department is gearing up for " W" Week , a community service initiative celebrating 36 years of women in WSU athletics. As part of the campaign, the Athletics Department has partnered with Wayne C..
  • Obesity epidemic hits the diaper set
    March 29, 2011
    Obesity is surfacing before babies celebrate year one according to sociologist Brian Moss, lead author of a Wayne State University study. The findings reveal that 31.9 percent of 9-month-olds are obese or at risk for obesity. While the study does n..
  • TechTown, regional biz accelerators help create 1,000-plus jobs
    March 29, 2011
    A new study from the Kauffmann Foundation shows that the partnership of Metro Detroit\'s business accelerator agencies, including TechTown, have helped create more than 1,000 jobs in local start-ups. The Business Accelerator Network for Southeast M..
  • University officials: Budget cuts won't hurt campus entrepreneurship
    March 29, 2011
    Universities and colleges across Michigan may be scrambling to reduce costs as state officials weigh deep budget cuts to higher education. But programs that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation will likely be spared. Judy Johncox, associate vi..
  • Scholarship group taps three to join its board
    March 29, 2011
    A foundation that awards scholarships to high school and college students from Sterling Heights has added three new board members, including Kevin Chandler, associate director of off-campus programs for Wayne State University.
  • Ala House apologizes for \'abhorrent and repugnant\' handling of 1944 rape of black woman
    March 29, 2011
    The Alabama House has apologized for how authorities mishandled the 1944 rape of a young black woman by a gang of white men as she walked home from church. The House on Tuesday approved by an apparent unanimous voice vote a resolution that expresse..
  • Rep. Jeff Irwin calling on Legislature to place graduated income tax proposal on state ballot
    March 29, 2011
    State Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, has introduced a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to implement a graduated income tax in Michigan, saying the evidence is clear that state residents want income to be taxed in accordance with abi..
  • Detroit\'s TechTown seeks professionals shifting from corporate careers to job opportunities
    March 29, 2011
    TechTown, the Wayne State University research park and business incubator, is hosting a Shifting Gears training program that begins April 15, 2011. Shifting Gears is for seasoned professionals looking to shift into new career opportunities that all..
  • Teachers named for fellowship, professional development conference
    March 29, 2011
    Grosse Pointe teacher Susan Speirs announced that she\'ll be working with Dr. Patrick Mueller of Wayne State University\'s Medical School this summer doing research focusing on how exercise affects the neuro-plasticity of the brain particularly in ..
  • From con man to rhino: FHS alum follows path on stage
    March 29, 2011
    An article profiling Wayne State University theatre student Andrick \"Andy\" Siegmund mentions his role as a priest in the university's production of Doubt, which plays through Saturday at WSU's Studio Theatre.
  • Break free from your relationship ruts; Let the romance back in by revamping date night, putting an end to the arguing and more
    March 29, 2011
    An article offering advice on how couples can prevent complacency and boredom in their relationships notes that a recent study from Wayne State University showed that, if your relationship is suffering from the doldrums, having fun with another cou..
  • Wayne State University Students to Receive Michigan Campus Compact Award for Dedication to Community Service
    March 29, 2011
    March 28, 2011 - Lansing, MI - Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) is pleased to announce 2 students from Wayne State University will be awarded for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 15th annual Outstanding Student Serv..
  • Interview opportunity - Wayne State University professor available to discuss life near Japan quake, tsunami epicenter and the country\'s need for support
    March 29, 2011
    In the wake of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, several student groups, colleges and departments at Wayne State University have partnered to raise funds and moral support for victims and others affected..
  • Free children\'s health screenings and information offered April 9
    March 29, 2011
    Wayne State University Family Medicine is holding a free event, Keeping Kids Healthy , on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1135 W. University Dr., Suite 250, Rochester. Included in the day will be personalized immunization reviews..
  • WSUPG experts available to discuss health care reform
    March 29, 2011
    As states and health care organizations work to implement reforms called for in the Affordable Care Act, and as opponents work to overturn the law, several Wayne State University Physician Group experts are available to offer their perspectives. ..
  • Wayne Law International Studies: A whale of a tale; Today's greatest threat to whales . . . scientists
    March 28, 2011
    An article gives an overview of the Wayne State University Law School Program for International Legal Studies lecture series featuring Natalie Klein, dean and professor of Macquarie Law School in Sydney. In her lecture, \"Protecting Whales Under In..
  • WSU Police give warning tickets to vulnerable cars
    March 28, 2011
    Wayne State University campus police say officers are taking a new step to prevent crime by warning drivers about the vulnerability of items left in their unattended vehicles. Police said officers and volunteers are handing out tickets when they se..
  • First road in Michigan newly designated on National Register of Historic Places; nominated by Wayne State anthropology student
    March 28, 2011
    WWJ morning anchor Joe Donovan dedicated a segment of his "Detroit History" broadcast to a Michigan landmark, Hull's Trace, a supply line from central Ohio to Detroit built on the eve of the War of 1812. Named after Michigan Territory Governor Will..
  • Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University begin new partnership to train audiology students
    March 28, 2011
    DETROIT - Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University have reached a new affiliation agreement designed to enhance clinical training of audiology students and better prepare them to provide high quality hearing and balance care in Southeas..
  • Ritok Named Board Chair of Center for the Study of Citizenship
    March 28, 2011
    DETROIT - Joseph A. Ritok was named chairman of the Executive Board of the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University. Ritok is a member of the law firm Dykema Gossett PLLC, where he has practiced employment law for more t..
  • Irvin D. Reid Honors College Recognizes Distinguished Alumni and Community Leaders
    March 28, 2011
    The Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University will honor distinguished alumni Paul Glantz , Nicole Lewis and Joseph C. Richert with Pillar Awards at the first annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The event will..
  • Supply chain\'s real test lies ahead
    March 27, 2011
    Automotive suppliers continue to conduct triage on the crippled supply chain after the disaster in Japan this month. With Japan\'s supply base nearly out of commission, the global operations of Southeast Michigan-based suppliers are trying to pick ..
  • Wright Museum broadens its programming
    March 27, 2011
    In a story about the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History broadening its programs to get more people from around the region through its doors and vested in the museum, Wayne State University is noted as one of last year's sponsor or..
  • WSU to host seminar on nanotechnology risk
    March 27, 2011
    Wayne State University is hosting a seminar on legal and regulatory issues associated with nanotechnology. Speakers will include members of the nanotechnology practice team from Chicago-based law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. Invited are manufacturers..
  • Impacts of the economic downturn hits home
    March 27, 2011
    Jennifer Ward Batts, assistant professor of economics at Wayne State University, commented on the impact of the economic downturn on families. She said a sudden separation of families is happening across the country.
  • Wayne State hopes "Detroit Fellows" program will help revitalize the city
    March 27, 2011
    Ahmad Ezzeddine, associate vice president for educational outreach and international programs at Wayne State University, comments about the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, modeled after a similar program in New Orleans, which recruited candidates f..
  • Robotics team set for state finals
    March 27, 2011
    An article highlights the Livonia Warriors - a robotics team made up of students from all three Livonia public high schools - which finished in second place at the recent FIRST Robotics Detroit District, held at Wayne State University. A photo fr..
  • College students tour Midtown to connect with local firms
    March 26, 2011
    Wayne State University's Midtown incentive program is mentioned in a story about programs established to bolster midtown and attract young adults.
  • Patients, physicians turn to e-mail, Skype, texts to stay in touch
    March 26, 2011
    Dr. Tsveti Markova, a family medicine physician with the Wayne State University Physicians Group, commented about the health system\'s movement toward becoming more patient-centered and the demand for e-communication. \"Most of us would rather inte..
  • MCC students now eligible for WSU honors program
    March 26, 2011
    Students who begin their post-secondary education at Macomb Community College (MCC) can now graduate from Wayne State's Irvin D. Reid Honors College. MCC students will be eligible through either of two recently signed agreements: "Honors WayneDirec..
  • Federal prosecutors seek new trial against former Sen. Joseph L. Bruno
    March 25, 2011
    Former Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno may get another chance to take the stand to defend himself against the same fraud charges for which he was convicted in late 2009. \"There will be another trial; it\'s almost a certainty,\" said Peter H..
  • Asian, Hispanic growth makes Michigan more diverse
    March 25, 2011
    Jorge Chinea, Wayne State University history professor and director of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies, commented in a story about the 2010 census and the population increase among Hispanic residents. \"You have a revolution of expectations ..
  • WSU professor discusses Japan nuclear reactor breach
    March 25, 2011
    Wayne State Biological Sciences Professor Jim Tucker commented about the recent breach in a nuclear reactor in Japan. He said the reactor is a cause for concern, but he has a lot of confidence in the way Japan is handling the situation. "They have ..
  • Detroit Manufacturing
    March 25, 2011
    Brian Kritzman, professor of industrial design at Wayne State University, commented in a piece examining the work and impact of Detroit Manufacturing designer Robert Stanzler, who created the logo of a worker carrying a wrench that would symbolize ..
  • Wayne State University Physician Group to provide free care to Jewish Family Service program
    March 25, 2011
    The Wayne State University Physician Group will provide free medical care to uninsured Jewish adults referred through Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metropolitan Detroit's Project Chessed program launched by JFS in 2004. The program works to improv..
  • Wayne State University and Detroit Public TV launch new Midtown studio
    March 25, 2011
    DETROIT- Wayne State University and Detroit Public Television (DPTV), WTVS Channel 56, today announced the launch of a new Midtown Detroit studio at 5057 Woodward Ave. The studio is located in the landmark Maccabees Building, owne..
  • Wayne Law students impress at Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition
    March 25, 2011
    PHOTO RELEASE (March 25, 2011) - Wayne State University Law School congratulates students Andrew Beck , Laura Johnson , Jeffrey Kerby and Stefanie Phillips on making the semifinals of the 27th annual Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and ..
  • Wayne State University and Michigan Israel Business Bridge present free entrepreneurship and joint venture webinar on March 30
    March 25, 2011
    A panel of leaders from Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) will speak to students taking an e-commerce course at Wayne State University's School of Business Administration on Wednesday, March 30 from 6-8:30 p.m., and the public is invited ..
  • University presidents hope to lead state's turnaround
    March 24, 2011
    Michigan must reinvent itself in order to succeed in the 21st century, and collaboration and innovation will lead the way to success in a global economy. That was the message delivered by the state\'s top university officials Monday in Novi. Wayne ..
  • Icon a lasting symbol of Hollywood
    March 24, 2011
    Jerry Herron, Wayne State University American Studies professor and dean of the Honors College, commented about the impact of Hollywood movie star Elizabeth Taylor who passed away Wednesday. Herron compares her later years to a modern-day Garbo-esq..
  • Speeches about ideas pause to honor ideas that win awards
    March 24, 2011
    The winners of a \"Big Idea\" competition recognized winners in the categories of entrepreneurship, education, arts and culture, environment and bringing people to live in Detroit. Wayne State University student Marta Hrecznyj won the best-student ..
  • 011: As awareness grows, so do interests in studying environment (with audio)
    March 24, 2011
    An article examining the increase of "green" movements and environmental education programs mentions Wayne State University's program in alternative energy research, education and outreach.
  • Shedding light on retractions
    March 24, 2011
    Though often handled poorly and slowly when they do occur, retractions are rare in medical journals. When Barbara Redman, a bioethicist and dean of the Wayne State University College of Nursing, looked at more than five million records in the PubMe..
  • 2010 Census
    March 24, 2011
    Robin Boyle, Wayne State University urban planning professor, discussed the 2010 census data during "The Craig Fahle Show." Boyle said we have to change our focus in light of the decline of population in Michigan and the Detroit metropolitan area. ..
  • "Obama Care"
    March 24, 2011
    Lance Gable, Wayne State University assistant professor of law, was a guest on "The Craig Fahle Show" talking about the one year anniversary of the Health Care Reform Act. (Cue to 1:16)
  • WSU poetry
    March 24, 2011
    On April 8, Wayne State University and the Scarab Club present \"A Tribute to the Working Class & Working Class Heroes,\" featuring poetry and art, 7 p.m., at the Scarab Club.
  • Wayne State and Macomb Community College sign historic "Honors WayneDirect" and "Honors Transfer" agreement
    March 24, 2011
    DETROIT-Beginning in fall 2011, high-achieving freshmen entering Macomb Community College and Macomb transfer students, will have an opportunity to join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College of Wayne State University (WSU).    The provos..
  • Professor Steven L. Winter to be honored at international conference for work as legal theorist
    March 24, 2011
    DETROIT (March 24, 2011) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce that Steven L. Winter , Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law, will be honored for his work as a philosopher and legal theorist by the Dutch Associa..
  • Wayne State University hosts seminar on legal and regulatory issues associated with nanotechnology
    March 24, 2011
    DETROIT - Wayne State University is hosting a seminar on legal and regulatory issues associated with nanotechnology on Monday, April 11, 2011, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Bernath Auditorium, located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The semina..
  • Local scenes: Movie news and notes: Local students get on-set training
    March 23, 2011
    "Appleville," a product of the Michigan Creative Film Alliance involving students from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, premieres at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Detroit Film Theatre. \"This was a unique ..
  • Japan relief effort at WSU
    March 23, 2011
    WWJ reporter Florence Walton covered the Wayne State University campus ceremony for the people of Japan held at noon on Wednesday at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library's Bernath Auditorium. She noted in her report that WSU's Office of Internat..
  • Paid internship program for Wayne State students
    March 23, 2011
    TechTown and Wayne State University are partnering to give paid internships to the university\'s students. The new paid internship program will offer up to a 50-percent match of an intern\'s pay for companies that take advantage of the program. Org..
  • Wayne State study shows cancer spread a mechanical matter
    March 23, 2011
    Ninety percent of cancer deaths result from metastasis, the spread of cancer to different areas in the body, yet scientific exploration of the possible mechanical factors that promote metastasis has been limited. Karen A. Beningo, assistant profess..
  • Grand Jury turns focus on agency
    March 23, 2011
    Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning commented on a case involving the empaneling of a special investigative grand jury to probe the child welfare agency in Brooklyn, N.Y. \"This is the traditional role of the grand jury, which is not..
  • About town: Area event listings
    March 23, 2011
    A brief notes the Wayne State University Dance Company's performance of \"Out of the Box...Our Favorite Dances from Around the Globe,\" onstage on Friday, April 1 at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Harbor Springs, Mich.
  • Wayne Law student makes final argument sans teammate, wins in-house mock trial competition
    March 23, 2011
    Wayne State University Law School\'s Winter 2011 Donald E. Barris Student Trial Advocacy Program (Mock Trial) in-house competition was held March 12 in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. The final round featured Elisa Wyatt and Daniel Kosmowski re..
  • Detroit\'s stunning population loss means new budget concerns
    March 23, 2011
    An article examining Detroit\'s 25 percent population decrease in the past decade to 713,777 includes commentary from Lyke Thompson, director of the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. He said Detroit institutions like Wayne State a..
  • Detroit: A hub for Black-owned businesses
    March 23, 2011
    William Volz, Wayne State University professor of business law, comments in a story about the entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit. "There is a loyalty in the African-American population of Detroit," Volz said. "People are looking around where they li..
  • Sixty Wayne State students help needy, experience the city up close
    March 23, 2011
    An extensive feature examines Wayne State University's recent Alternative Spring Break-Detroit that brought together 60 students who chose to give back to the community. \"These are special kids,\" says Ann Cuddohy Slawnik, director of the Detroit ..
  • Detroit population crashes
    March 23, 2011
    The flight of middle-class African-Americans to the suburbs fueled an exodus that cut Detroit\'s population 25 percent in the past decade to 713,777, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. \"For those of us who have been out in the neigh..
  • White Detroit homesteaders lead first influx into inner city in a century
    March 23, 2011
    Live Midtown, financed by Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and the Detroit Medical Center, is noted as a project particularly significant in addressing the latest census numbers showing Detroit's population decline. The Live Midtown..
  • Editorial: A smaller, stronger Detroit
    March 23, 2011
    A Detroit Free Press editorial cites the Live Midtown program, which is referred to in the editorial as Live Detroit, as a positive model "that might have potential for moving residents around the city as well."
  • Locals: Libyan war should not escalate
    March 23, 2011
    Frederic Pearson, director of Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, commented in a story about the Libyan war. Pearson said although the U.S. involvement does not have a set end date, there is a strong feeling ground troop..
  • Award for Kid Rock defended by NCAAP\'s Wendell Anthony
    March 23, 2011
    NAACP Detroit branch president Wendell Anthony has expressed support for the decision to give a Great Expectations Award to performer Kid Rock, despite the concern by some NAACP supporters that Rock has performed with the Confederate flag prominent..
  • Event to aid Japan disaster victims
    March 23, 2011
    A brief notes that Wayne State University is holding an event today to help raise funds for Japanese residents affected by an earthquake and tsunami. The event is at noon in Bernath Auditorium, on the first floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate ..
  • From zero to 4,678 in 80 short years; Part 1: The surprising history of Israeli folk dancing
    March 22, 2011
    Judith Brin Ingber's forthcoming "Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance" (Wayne State University Press), in among the works highlighted in a feature about New York's Israeli Dance Institute, which is celebrating 60 years of folk dancing from April 1 to 3..
  • Tugging of extracellular matrix creates \"come hither\" stimulus for cancer migration, Wayne State University study proves
    March 22, 2011
    DETROIT - Ninety percent of cancer deaths resulted from metastasis, the spread of cancer to different areas in the body, yet scientific exploration of the possible mechanical factors that promote metastasis has been limited. A Wayne State Univer..
  • Wayne State University Department of Communication and The James M. Measell Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter Honor Alumna
    March 22, 2011
    DETROIT, Mich. - The Wayne State University Department of Communication and the James M. Measell Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America [PRSSA] will honor Susan Ferraro , APR with the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award at its an..
  • Detroit Public TV to return to city
    March 22, 2011
    Five years after leaving Detroit for Wixom, Detroit Public Television will return to the city with a new satellite studio at Wayne State University. The studio will be housed in WSU's Maccabees Building at Woodward and Warren in space that previous..
  • Leaders in Ala. town sorry for mishandling 1944 case of black woman raped by gang of white men
    March 22, 2011
    Numerous outlets picked up the Associated Press article highlighting the case of Recy Taylor, a black woman raped in 1944 by a group of white men who later avoided prosecution. Democratic state Rep. Dexter Grimsley says he is preparing a resolution..
  • TechTown, Wayne State launch paid internship program
    March 22, 2011
    TechTown and Wayne State University are partnering to give paid internships to university students and a much needed hand for the start-ups at the business accelerator. Faris Alami, entrepreneurial talent champion at TechTown, hopes to place 5-10 i..
  • Detroit Fellows program attracts great young minds
    March 22, 2011
    A brief highlights the launch of Wayne State\'s Detroit Fellows Program. Initial funding from the Kresge Foundation and the Hudson-Weber Foundation will make it possible for WSU to recruit and develop up to 25 outstanding mid-level candidates in th..
  • U.S. Census report to show Detroit population decrease
    March 22, 2011
    Lyke Thompson, director of Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies, commented about the decrease in population in Detroit as U.S. Census figures are being released. He mentioned reasons for the decline including high unemployment rates as..
  • UAW hopes, but can\'t go back to the future
    March 22, 2011
    An article examining declining union membership, new profit-sharing provisions and other challenges UAW President Bob King faces includes commentary from Mike Smith, a labor historian at Wayne State University.
  • How to get Wall Street on the right road
    March 22, 2011
    Peter Henning, law professor at Wayne State University, is quoted in an opinion piece examining the Securities and Exchange Commission\'s handling of former general counsel David M. Becker, who was involved with the Madoff bankruptcy case even as h..
  • UAW convention in Detroit to test Bob King\'s leadership
    March 22, 2011
    Mike Smith, Wayne State University labor historian and former director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, commented about the challenges UAW President Bob King faces this week as 1,200 delegates participate in a three-day bargaining convention. Memb..
  • Support higher education
    March 22, 2011
    In a letter to the editor, Mary LaVigne of Lansing writes, "Please reconsider the staggering cuts to Wayne State University. I recently received a master\'s degree from WSU, and the classes I took there were instrumental in bringing me up to speed ..
  • Wayne Law student makes final argument sans teammate, wins in-house mock trial competition
    March 21, 2011
    PHOTO RELEASE (March 21, 2011) - Wayne State University Law School's Winter 2011 Donald E. Barris Student Trial Advocacy Program (Mock Trial) in-house competition was held March 12 in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. Th..