Releases

News releases from April 2011

  • Cellphone, auto, restaurant chains adding local franchises
    April 30, 2011
    Wayne State University marketing professor Jeffrey Stoltman is quoted in a story examining a trio of national chains, including Best Buy Mobile, AAMCO and Firehouse Subs, which are expanding aggressively into Metro Detroit. According to Stoltman, i..
  • Jackson residents to decide Tuesday whether to allow city council to combine existing police and fire services into one public safety department
    April 30, 2011
    The debate over merging Jackson's police and fire departments into a public safety department is not just about whether it is the right or wrong move to keep residents safe. Kenneth Chelst, professor of operations research in the Industrial and Sy..
  • Dispose of your e-waste at Wayne State University
    April 29, 2011
    WHO/WHAT: Wayne State students, faculty, staff and all persons who live, work, or play in the city of Detroit are invited to take advantage of a special opportunity to get rid of their old and unwanted electronic items, or (e-waste), in a respon..
  • Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards celebrating 46th anniversary of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University
    April 29, 2011
    Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies will host a discussion with Herbert Kelman of Harvard University on "Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation: A Social-Psychological Perspective on Ending Violent Conflict..
  • Wayne Law School fellowship winners announced
    April 29, 2011
    Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies has announced the 2011 International Public Interest Law Fellowship recipients - Rachel Hom, Jamal Koussan, Megan Mathews and Clairissa Radyko. School officials said the ..
  • Kwapis and LaMarra place second in national moot court competition
    April 29, 2011
    Wayne State University Law School second-year students Lauren Kwapis and Michael LaMarra finished in second place overall in the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition at Seton Hall University in Newark, N.J., April 1-2...
  • Metro Detroit\'s Institutes Of Greener Learning
    April 28, 2011
    Wayne State University is highlighted in a story about local educational institutions' efforts to be eco-friendly. WSU is noted for its use of battery-powered vehicles to get its work crews around campus, while a SEED Wayne project is looking to bu..
  • Shows highlight intriguing WSU, DPS student works
    April 28, 2011
    Wayne State\'s Annual Undergraduate Exhibition is described as a "broad look at artwork, embracing both traditional media and those areas where art permeates the practical." Gallery interim director Tom Pyrzewski comments in the story. The exhibiti..
  • Symposium addresses bullying May 15
    April 28, 2011
    The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its 7th Annual International Symposium on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. Elizabeth Barton, associate director of Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, is one ..
  • CannaBiz: Marijuana and sexual assault
    April 28, 2011
    A story highlighting April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, references a 2002 study from Wayne State University finding that roughly half of college-level sexual assaults \"involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, the victim or both.\"
  • Wayne State University Inauguration celebration
    April 28, 2011
    Video is provided of the musical, song and dance performances held in celebration of the Wayne State University inauguration of President Allan Gilmour on April 15 at Community Arts Auditorium.
  • Double take on biodiesel
    April 28, 2011
    An article examining alternative fuels as prices at the pump climb, mentions a project at NextCAT as a catalyst for innovation. The project involves a new class of biodiesel catalysts developed at the National Biofuels Energy Laboratory at Wayne St..
  • Wayne State\'s Erman Jones wears his heart on his sleeve in the autobiographical \'Hands\'
    April 28, 2011
    An article highlights Wayne State University Hilberry Theatre Company member Erman Jones' autobiographical piece "Hands." The one-man show explores the different and complex relationships of Jones' large Idaho-bred Mormon family. "Hands" will be pr..
  • New program to make college possible for more Dearborn students
    April 28, 2011
    Dearborn Schools and Henry Ford Community College share a common board of trustees and have a symbiotic relationship that allows agreements like the Early College and the Collegiate Academy plan to move forward. If approved by the state, the distri..
  • 3 MTU Athletes earn Commissioner\'s Award
    April 28, 2011
    The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announces the recipients of the Winter 2011 Meijer Commissioner's Awards. The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons ..
  • Detroit NAACP hosts job fair on Friday
    April 28, 2011
    The Detroit Branch NAACP will host the 6th Annual Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! A Super Career Expo today. The career fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Michigan Hall at Cobo Conference Center. Wayne State University's Career Services is a partner of t..
  • Wayne State University honored in "Best of Detroit 2011"
    April 28, 2011
    WSU was named "Best Local College" by Metro Times readers and Detroit Orientation Institute was named "Best Introduction to the City" by Metro Times staff.
  • Education more useful to Egypt than cement factories
    April 28, 2011
    Annie C. Higgins, assistant professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Wayne State University, wrote an opinion piece in support of Ahmed Zewail's motion for an education revolution in Egypt. Zewail is a Nobel laureate who spoke at WSU two year..
  • Wayne State University honored in "Best of Detroit 2011"
    April 28, 2011
    WSU was named "Best Local College" by Metro Times readers and Detroit Orientation Institute was named "Best Introduction to the City" by Metro Times staff.
  • Women Of Wayne 45th Annual Headliner Awards program
    April 27, 2011
    DETROIT - April 1, 2011 - The Women of Wayne Alumni Association will host its annual Headliner Award luncheon on Saturday, May 14. For 45 years, the Headliner Awards have been presented to Wayne State university alumnae whose achievements have..
  • Wayne State student awarded prestigious NSF graduate research fellowship
    April 27, 2011
    DETROIT - Keith Zabel , a psychology doctoral student in Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, current resident of Royal Oak, Mich., and formerly of Three Oaks, Mich., has been awarded a National Science Foundatio..
  • Campus fitness project provides steps for making downtown a walking destination
    April 27, 2011
    Today is Health Day on the campus of Wayne State University which features a ribbon-cutting ceremony near the recreation building. The University's athletic department is now in charge of campus recreation and WSU Athletic Director Rob Fournier wan..
  • Public square - staff picks; Super people, places and things, picked by our team of critics
    April 27, 2011
    Wayne State University's Detroit Orientation Institute is featured in the "Best of Detroit 2011" issue of the Metro Times as the "Best Introduction to the City." Directed by Detroitist Ann Cuddohy Slawnik in conjunction with Inside Detroit, the thr..
  • Profile in brief: Peter Hammer centered
    April 27, 2011
    Peter Hammer, Wayne State University law professor specializing in health policy and development, is profiled in a feature examining his role as director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights now under construction. These days, Hammer is co..
  • Hamtramck NAACP to host forum on state immigration bill
    April 27, 2011
    Pending legislation that could allow for increased enforcement and regulation of immigration laws has prompted the Hamtramck branch of the NAACP to host a program on such laws and racial profiling. The program Friday is to open with video clips and..
  • Physician Group offers free skin cancer screenings in May
    April 27, 2011
    It is estimated that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer. To observe Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the Wayne State University Physician Group is offering two free skin cancer screenings in May. "It's important to catc..
  • Ethics corner: Why Helen Thomas no longer has a lifetime achievement award named after her
    April 27, 2011
    Allan Wolper, professor of journalism at Rutgers University, opines about the Society of Professional Journalists' decision earlier this year to retire the Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement because of allegedly anti-Semitic remarks attrib..
  • Public square - reader's choice
    April 27, 2011
    Wayne State University is featured in the "Best of Detroit 2011" issue of the Metro Times as the "Best Local College." Additionally, WSU's Detroit Orientation Institute was highlighted as the "Best Introduction to the City."
  • Researcher files for patent on vaccine for Chlamydia
    April 27, 2011
    Judith Whittum-Hudson, professor of immunology and microbiology, internal medicine and ophthalmology, at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, has developed a potential vaccine for Chlamydia, the world\'s most prevalent sexually transmitted ..
  • Italian Film Festival
    April 27, 2011
    Elena Past, assistant professor at Wayne State's Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and chair of the Detroit Festival Organizing Committee for the Italian Film Festival, appeared on The Craig Fahle Show. She ta..
  • WSU golfer named to GLIAC all-conference team
    April 27, 2011
    Marquette native, and Wayne State University golfer, Eric Johnson was a second team selection to the GLIAC all-conference team. It is the second straight year he has been named to the 2nd team. He was a runner-up at the conference tournament, shoot..
  • Christopher T. Leland on \"Love/Imperfect\"
    April 27, 2011
    Christopher T. Leland, professor in Wayne State's Department of English, discusses his new book titled "Love/Imperfect" during a segment on The Craig Fahle Show.(Cue to 42:05)
  • Spring awakening
    April 27, 2011
    The Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) conducted its 46th Annual Spring Reception and Fund-raiser on Friday, April 15, at the Detroit Yacht Club in celebration of 46 years of providing legal assistance to low-income community residents and practical lega..
  • Presidential Inauguration of Allan Gilmour
    April 27, 2011
    Allan Gilmour, 11th President of Wayne State University, delivered his inauguration speech on April 15, 2011.
  • Wayne State University awards honorary degrees to Detroit's lifetime achievers in 2011 commencement ceremonies
    April 27, 2011
    The Oakland Press ran a story providing detailed biographical information on each of the honorary degree recipients at this year's commencement ceremonies. In addition, a detailed schedules about each ceremony is provided.
  • Presidential Inauguration of Allan Gilmour
    April 27, 2011
    Allan Gilmour, 11th President of Wayne State University, delivered his inauguration speech on April 15, 2011.
  • Wayne State University awards honorary degrees to Detroit's lifetime achievers in 2011 commencement ceremonies
    April 26, 2011
    Joining more than 3,500 soon-to-be Wayne State University graduates, a select group of civic, business and cultural leaders will accept honorary degrees for their contributions to society. Wayne State will hold its 143rd commencement ceremonies on ..
  • Wayne State University Distinguished Professor of Music James Hartway wins first Murray E. Jackson University Creative Scholar in the Arts Award
    April 26, 2011
    Wayne State University Distinguished Professor of Music James Hartway has been selected for the first Murray E. Jackson University Creative Scholar in the Arts Award. The award, established in memory of late Wayne State Governor Murray Jackso..
  • New book edited by Wayne State faculty members examines the religion of Shakespeare
    April 26, 2011
    Ken Jackson and Arthur F. Marotti, two faculty members from Wayne State University's English Department, have joined forces to compile Shakespeare and Religion: Early Modern and Postmodern Perspectives , an edited collection now available from..
  • Kwapis and LaMarra place second in national moot court competition
    April 26, 2011
    PHOTO RELEASE (April 25, 2011) - Wayne State University Law School students continue to raise the bar in national moot court and mock trial competitions. Second-year students Lauren Kwapis and Michael LaMarra came in second place overall..
  • Wayne State scientist files for Chlamydia vaccine patent
    April 26, 2011
    Judith Whittum-Judson, professor of immunology and microbiology at Wayne State University, has filed for a patent for a Chlamydia vaccine, a development that could lead to a significant change in battling the disease over the next decade. \"People ..
  • How to ease fibromyalgia pain when traveling
    April 26, 2011
    Dr. Howard Schubiner, a fibromyalgia researcher at Providence Hospital and clinical professor at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, offers 11 tips for women who suffer from fibromyalgia pain when travelling. "There are many ways women wit..
  • Colleges\' animal research under fire
    April 26, 2011
    Julie O'Connor, spokeswoman for Wayne State University's Office of the Vice President for Research, commented in a story about the practice of animal research. "Virtually every major medical advance for both humans and animals was achieved because ..
  • Head and neck cancer risk factors
    April 26, 2011
    Dr. Michael A. Carron, assistant professor at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, talked about symptoms and risk factors involved with head, neck and throat cancers. It was noted that on Friday, May 13, Karmanos Cancer Institute is offerin..
  • Dearborn Dems host redistricting expert Jocelyn Benson
    April 26, 2011
    Jocelyn Benson, Wayne State law professor and director for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Michigan Allies Project at WSU, was scheduled to be in Dearborn last night as the featured guest speaker at the Dearborn Democratic Club meeting. ..
  • Best libraries in Detroit
    April 26, 2011
    The Wayne State University library system is listed among the "Best Libraries in Detroit" in CBS Detroit's "Best Of" section. Wayne State Libraries rank among the top 60 libraries in the Association for Research Libraries. The WSU library system co..
  • Hospitals give mutual first aid: Crittenton, Doctors\' team up on residents, finances
    April 25, 2011
    Doctors\' Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac has agreed to allow the transfer of 18 of its 36 federally funded family medicine residency positions to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills after July 1 as part of a larger graduate medic..
  • Michigan Growth Capital Symposium paves the way for startups
    April 25, 2011
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.---The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, the University of Michigan's annual showcase of up-and-coming startup companies, is at the center of a report released this week that shows that investors have committed $735 million to..
  • Don\'t cut college funding
    April 25, 2011
    In a letter to the editor, Wayne State University student Jeannie Jenuwine writes: I am a Wayne State University graduate student who is also raising teenagers as a single mother (\"College cuts deeper than expected,\" March 5). We need this fundin..
  • NAACP\'s Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Career Expo
    April 25, 2011
    The Detroit Branch NAACP will match opportunity with potential when it hosts the 6th Annual Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! A Super Career Expo. The career fair will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Michigan Hall at Cobo Conference Cent..
  • Wayne State to take bids for parking structure fixes
    April 25, 2011
    A brief notes that Wayne State University officials are expected to begin soliciting bids for a $2.2 million repair and improvement project to its parking structure No. 2. The structure was built in 1972 and has 2,100 parking spaces on six levels.
  • Wayne State team part of EcoCAR 2
    April 25, 2011
    A team of Wayne State University engineering students has been selected to participate in a national competition to design more environmentally friendly cars. The three-year program is called EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future and is a joint progr..
  • Hartway wins Creative Scholar in the Arts Award
    April 25, 2011
    Distinguished Professor of Music James Hartway has been selected for the first Murray E. Jackson University Creative Scholar in the Arts Award.
  • Hartway wins Creative Scholar in the Arts Award
    April 25, 2011
    Distinguished Professor of Music James Hartway has been selected for the first Murray E. Jackson University Creative Scholar in the Arts Award.
  • Foundation contributes $25K to civil rights center
    April 25, 2011
    The DTE Energy Foundation presented a $25,000 check to Wayne State University Law School's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights last week. DTE's gift is in response to A. Alfred Taubman's $200,000 challenge grant, which guarantees a match for eac..
  • Wayne State Word Warriors spark a language revolution
    April 25, 2011
    An article highlights Wayne State University's Word Warriors and its co-founder Jerry Herron. Herron, who also is dean of the University\'s Irvin D. Reid Honors College, said he doesn\'t think we use nearly enough words in our everyday conversation..
  • Elvis and His Times
    April 24, 2011
    Film critic Elvis Mitchell is profiled in this piece that examines his career at the New York Times, which he concluded with his last review on April 30. Mitchell's roots go back to Detroit from his undergraduate days at Wayne State University (whe..
  • Chamber offers three $1,000 scholarships
    April 24, 2011
    The Livonia Chamber of Commerce plans to award three $1,000 scholarships this year - two to adult learners and one to a high school senior graduating from one of the five Livonia high schools. An adult learner is defined as an independent, career..
  • Detroit EM: Cincinnatus or Caesar?
    April 24, 2011
    Charlie Cavell, a Social Work student at Wayne State University and a resident of the city of Detroit, wrote an opinion piece about the Emergency Financial Manager system.
  • Ethnic foods, exhibits part of children\'s festival
    April 23, 2011
    A brief notes that children representing 16 different cultures will perform cultural songs and dances April 23, at the first International Children\'s Day Festival at Wayne State University\'s Community Arts Auditorium. A donation stand will be set..
  • International Children's Day at Wayne State
    April 23, 2011
    A photo gallery highlights the first International Children's Day Festival held on April 23 at Wayne State University's Community Arts Auditorium.
  • Board of Governors recognizes faculty efforts
    April 22, 2011
    Five Wayne State University professors who have distinguished themselves with significant scholarly achievements are being honored with the 2011 WSU Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards . The awards are given annually to full-time faculty..
  • Former Canadian ambassadors discuss \'Arab revolution\' at WSU
    April 22, 2011
    Interest in pro-democracy movements in the Arab world has continued to grow, especially on college campuses, including Wayne State University, which hosted an event titled \"The Arab World: Changes and Challenges After Tahrir Square,\" on Monday, A..
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute presents expert on disability and exercise
    April 22, 2011
    WDET's Amy Miller spoke with Wayne State University's Jeffrey Martin, professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies, about barriers facing individuals with disabilities. Martin's research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of disability sport..
  • Free speech experts question handling of Terry Jones protest
    April 22, 2011
    Robert Sedler, Wayne State University distinguished professor of law, comments about Dearborn officials denying Pastor Terry Jones a permit to protest this afternoon in front of the Islamic Center of America. The complaint seeks to make Jones post ..
  • Lansing police involved in two shootings since 2008
    April 22, 2011
    A story examining fatal police shootings in Lansing includes comments from Wayne State University criminal justice professor Brad Smith. Rates of shootings vary greatly, depending on the agency, Smith said. \"The chances that an officer will fire (..
  • \'Made in Michigan\' authors touring region
    April 22, 2011
    About ten authors published by Wayne State University Press will offer three days of literary events, topped off by a National Writers Series appearance from four of the wordsmiths at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in Traverse City for a Made in Michiga..
  • Detroit will encourage its residents to move
    April 22, 2011
    Wayne State University and Live Midtown are featured in the "Re-Made in Detroit" segment of the PBS series "Blueprint America" highlighting various incentive programs to increase the city's population. In order to entice employees to move to Midtow..
  • Wayne Law welcomes two new faculty members
    April 21, 2011
    Wayne State University Law School announced this week the addition of assistant professor Kirsten M. Carlson and assistant professor Eric C. Williams to the faculty. Carlson will teach Civil Procedure and American Indian Law beginning in fall 2011...
  • Researcher has developed a potential vaccine for Chlamydia
    April 21, 2011
    WSU files for patent on researcher's vaccine technology for Chlamydia.
  • Researcher has developed a potential vaccine for Chlamydia
    April 21, 2011
    WSU files for patent on researcher's vaccine technology for Chlamydia.
  • Earth Day, R.E.M., Tea Party, Big Oil, the future of wind and solar power in Michigan, America
    April 21, 2011
    On Friday, as part of Earth Week at Wayne State University, John Hartig, refuge manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, will talk about his book on the Cuyahoga and the other formerly red rivers. Hartig\'s lecture will be held f..
  • Earth Day gets early start on urban farms; Group builds rainwater collection systems for gardens in Detroit
    April 21, 2011
    Wayne State University's Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) is mentioned in a sidebar for an article highlighting urban farms. The sidebar notes that the OCS, which focuses on recycling, greening of transportation, energy concerns and solutions,..
  • Wayne State chosen as Michigan's sole participant In EcoCAR 2
    April 21, 2011
    A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in "EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future," a program established by the United States Department of Energy and General Motors. Wayne State's te..
  • Doctors\', Crittenton hospitals team for residency program
    April 21, 2011
    Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is providing financial aid to Doctors\' Hospital of Michigan so the Pontiac facility can keep its long-standing residency program in family medicine viable. The teaching hospitals have inked a five-year agreement ..
  • Taubman gives $56M to U-M
    April 21, 2011
    An article highlighting A. Alfred Taubman's $56 million donation to the University of Michigan mentions his 2006 gift of $3 million to build Wayne State\'s Damon J. Keith Classroom Building and Center for Civil Rights. Taubman, 87, is the fourth ri..
  • Wayne State University chosen as Michigan\'s sole participant in EcoCAR 2
    April 21, 2011
    DETROIT - A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future , a one-of-a-kind program established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Mo..
  • Wayne State announces Earth Week events and initiatives
    April 20, 2011
    Wayne State University's Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) will host several events in honor of Earth Week, April 18-22. On Thursday, April 21 , the OCS will celebrate its new office, located at 5425 Woodward, and showcase all things ..
  • UAW said to seek early agreements in contract talks with U.S. automakers
    April 20, 2011
    The United Auto Workers will seek early contract settlements in talks with the U.S. automakers this year, breaking a pattern of brinksmanship that stretches at least four decades. A review of UAW settlements with the U.S. automakers back to the ear..
  • Fifth Annual Trinidad Sánchez Memorial Poetry Festival, April 27
    April 20, 2011
    The Matrix Theatre Company of Detroit will host the Fifth Annual Trinidad Sánchez Memorial Poetry Festival at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at the Matrix Theatre in Detroit. The event is co-sponsored by Wayne State University's Center for Chicano..
  • Monroe\'s Whitman Center to showcase art exhibit
    April 20, 2011
    A brief notes that the Monroe County Community College Whitman Center is presenting a traveling display of artwork by notable African-American artist Jacob Lawrence through April. The John Lawrence and Legend of John Brown display, produced by the ..
  • Wayne State softball coach Gary Bryce celebrates 1,000 wins
    April 20, 2011
    Wayne State University softball coach Gary Bryce celebrated his 1,000th career victory when his Warriors team swept a pair at Findlay yesterday. Bryce, in his 30th year with the Warriors, is one of only 20 softball coaches in all NCAA divisions com..
  • Breaking Barriers at the Net: The Robert Ryland Story
    April 20, 2011
    Robert Ryland, who is recognized as being the first ever black tennis pro, anchored Wayne State University's men's tennis team immediately after World War II. He played at the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles flights both seasons he was at WSU (1945..
  • Five tennis players earn All-GLIAC accolades
    April 20, 2011
    Five players from Wayne State\'s tennis team have earned All-GLIAC recognition. For the second consecutive season, sophomore Thomas Ducret earned a spot on the All-GLIAC First Team. Sophomore Oscar Gamarra and freshman Aman Gill were placed on the ..
  • A touch of Winter
    April 20, 2011
    Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law Steven Winter will be honored for his work as a philosopher and legal theorist by the Dutch Association of Legal Philosophy at an international conference in June. \"I am honored and humbled to be inc..
  • Asian-Americans settle in Metro Detroit enclaves
    April 19, 2011
    The economic downturn of the past decade may have brought unemployment and plummeting housing values to some Metro Detroiters, but the combined Asian-American population in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties grew 37 percent between 2000 and 2010 -..
  • New vehicle technologies introduced at 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit
    April 19, 2011
    EcoCAR 1, a three-year collegiate engineering competition and the only program of its kind established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, was featured at the 2011 SAE World Congress held last week at Detroit\'s Cobo Center. The mi..
  • What Larry Fobes has learned from leaders about leadership
    April 19, 2011
    Larry Fobes, director of the Wayne State University School of Business Administration\'s Institute for Organizational and Industrial Competitiveness, is profiled in this piece about his Emmy Award-winning "Leaders on Leadership" series co-produced ..
  • Wayne State student artists showcase architecture/landscapes
    April 19, 2011
    Wayne State University\'s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History invites the public to participate in an interactive art experience. Through May 6, Wayne State visitors and members of the campus community can vote for their favorite ..
  • Post 1: What a difference a decade makes
    April 19, 2011
    In a retrospective look at technology in Michigan over the last decade, blogger Larry Eiler wrote that now the state stands in a dramatically different position than 2001 when there was no real capacity to develop technology companies. He notes Tec..
  • Despite massive investment, Detroit's Midtown neighborhood lost population
    April 19, 2011
    In a story about the Midtown area of Detroit and reports that it is a growing, up-and-coming, dynamic urban neighborhood, census 2010 figures from Data Driven Detroit are cited pointing to a population decline of 13.8 percent from 2000 to 2010. Pop..
  • Madoff investors' lawsuit against U.S. dismissed by court
    April 19, 2011
    Two of Bernard L. Madoff's investors lost their bid to bring a $2.5 million suit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly gross negligent oversight in failing to uncover his fraudulent scheme. U.S. District Judge Laura Tayl..
  • Semester in Detroit
    April 19, 2011
    Two University of Michigan students, participating in Semester in Detroit, a program allowing U-M undergraduates to spend a semester living in Detroit, are followed in this feature. The students reside in Wayne State University residence halls.
  • Wayne Law welcomes new faculty members
    April 19, 2011
    DETROIT (April 19, 2011) - Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce that two outstanding individuals will join its faculty. They are Assistant Professor Kirsten M. Carlson and Assistant Professor (Clinical) Eric C. Williams. ..
  • Researcher files for patent on vaccine for Chlamydia
    April 19, 2011
    A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a potential vaccine for Chlamydia , the world's most prevalent sexually transmitted disease and the leading cause of new cases of blindness. Judith Whittum-Hudson , prof..
  • Lehman: FOIA helps keep eye on public employees
    April 18, 2011
    Joseph Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, opined about his organization's FOIA request to Wayne State University. Noting the brief period that the website of the Center for Labor Studies was down, Lehman wrote: "WSU\'s acti..
  • Emergency manager training popular
    April 18, 2011
    A two-day training session that begins today for prospective emergency managers and turnaround experts has drawn a huge response. Former Detroit City Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel, a consultant and professor at Wayne State University, is among those ..
  • The future of unions in America
    April 18, 2011
    C-Span provided coverage of the recent Labor Leaders on Labor Forum held at Wayne State University featuring AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a panel discussion on "The Future of Unions in America." The forum, held at McGregor Conference Center..
  • Wayne State researcher gets editorial post at pharma professional journal
    April 18, 2011
    Asfar S. Azmi, research associate in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, guest edited a recent Current Pharmaceutical Design issue highlighting the "guardian angel gene" called p53, which has potential to be used in cancer therapy. Azmi's ..
  • Dodd-Frank would have rescued Lehman creditors, FDIC says
    April 18, 2011
    The Dodd-Frank Act would have enabled an orderly unwinding of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. that would have averted major losses by creditors and taxpayers, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a report. Dodd-Frank, the financial regulatory ..