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News Releases for October 2012

October 31

Wayne State University Law School symposium Nov. 2 to focus on urban issues
Best-selling author Josh Linkner , CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, will keynote the Wayne Law Review Symposium "Revisiting the American City: A National Survey of Urban Leg...
David Rosenberg, M.D., named chair of WSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
David Rosenberg, M.D., of Franklin, Mich., has been appointed chair the Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences effective Nov. 1. “His unparalleled p...
‘Mondays at the Max with Wayne State’ concert celebrates women in jazz on Nov. 12
DETROIT (October 31, 2012) —The Wayne State University Department of Music is pleased to announce “Celebrating Women in Jazz,” a concert featuring works by iconic female jazz com...

October 30

Noted civil rights activist to give reading from his new book Nov. 13
DETROIT — Acclaimed civil rights scholar john a. powell (he uses no capitals in his name) will read from his new book, “Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Oth...
Wayne State University experts available to discuss the national and local effects of Superstorm Sandy
Wayne State University faculty members are available to discuss the challenges Superstorm Sandy brings to the East Coast and metro Detroit. Please contact Wayne State Public Relations at 313-...
The Studio Theatre Presents Broke-ology by Nathan Louis Jackson
DETROIT –The Studio Theatre presents Broke-ology by Nathan Louis Jackson a story about a loving African American family. Playing for a limited engagement of only two weekends, Broke-olog...

October 29

Bloomfield Hills couple donates $1 million to WSU for neurology research
An Oakland County couple has dedicated a substantial financial gift to the Wayne State University School of Medicine to promote research into new therapies for Parkinson’s disease and other ...

October 26

From Detroit to Cambodia, dignity and empowerment are focus of Wayne Law Professor Peter Hammer’s work
Justice and human rights are far more than words for Wayne State University Law Professor Peter Hammer. The words represent the concepts that motivate his life. For most of the year, Hammer te...
The Hilberry Theatre “Shakes” Things Up with the Modern Comedy Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
DETROIT – On November 16, 2012, Goodnight Desdemon a ( Good Morning Juliet ) by Ann-Marie MacDonald will open as the third production in the Hilberry Theatre’s 50th season. Incorpora...

October 24

Wayne State student organization nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity
DETROIT — Wayne State University’s James S. Measell chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received the Dr. F.H. Teahan Diversity Award at PRSSA’s Nat...

October 23

Media Advisory – 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
What: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference Hosted by Wayne State University, the "GreenUp" conference showcase...
Wayne State University startup biotech company receives Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund award
DETROIT - Advaita Corporation, a startup company based on technology developed at Wayne State University by Sorin Draghici, Ph.D., professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, rec...

October 22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy K. Baruah to deliver Corporate Citizenship Lecture at Wayne State Nov. 8
WHAT: Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship welcomes Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, as the speaker for its annual Corporate...
Teen conference at Wayne State turns strangers into friends
DETROIT — Michigan’s longest-running teen conference continues at Wayne State University on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when more than 220 teens set aside differences and learn to get along. Si...

October 19

Macomb Community College academic advisors visit Wayne State, Midtown
Earlier this month, more than 30 academic advisors and administrators from Macomb Community College toured Wayne State University, where they received program updates and exchanged ideas on facili...

October 18

Gift establishes ovarian cancer research fund at School of Medicine
A substantial financial gift made by a Clinton Township woman to the Wayne State University School of Medicine will create an endowment to promote research in the prevention and treatment of ovari...
Accreditation, mental health expert is interim associate dean at WSU School of Social Work
E. Delores Dungee-Anderson, formerly the M.S.W. program director at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work, is serving as interim associate dean for academic affairs and...

October 17

Wayne State, General Motors and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund partner to help local families prepare for college
DETROIT — On Saturday, Oct. 27, Wayne State University, in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, will host Steps for Success Saturday, a community event that provides local middl...

October 16

The Bonstelle Theatre Announces Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman to Replace Playboy of the West Indies for the 2012-2013 Season
DETROIT – The Bonstelle Theatre announces the addition of Arabian Nights to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from February 8 t...

October 15

Wayne State breaks ground on Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building
DETROIT — Wayne State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB) at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at 6187...
Jules Lobel talks about fighting the “legal black hole” for Guantanamo prisoners
DETROIT — Winning a “tremendous victory” in court doesn’t always lead to success, said civil rights expert Jules Lobel, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights a...
Wayne State NIDA-funded researcher named fellow of the American Psychological Association; presents research at numerous professional meetings in 2012
DETROIT - Dr. Steven Ondersma, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University's School of Medicine and the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Inst...
TechTown partners with Groupon Grassroots to raise funds for Startup SOUP winners Support will aid in growth of Detroit-area social ventures
(DETROIT, Mich. – October 15, 2012) Today TechTown and Groupon Grassroots , the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announced the launch of a local campaign to raise funds for the winner of TechT...

October 12

Institute of Gerontology employee wins top ‘Ability is Ageless’ award
DETROIT — Odessa Jackson won a Most ABLE award from Operation ABLE of Michigan for her positive work ethic, special contributions to her employer and ability to overcome difficulties in ord...
WSU researchers find the missing link between mental health disorders and chronic diseases in Iraq war refugees
DETROIT – Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years late...

October 11

New treatments for epilepsy, behavioral disorders could result from Wayne State University studies
Three studies conducted as part of Wayne State University’s Systems Biology of Epilepsy Project (SBEP) could result in new types of treatment for the disease and, as a bonus, for behavioral...

October 10

Wayne State University College of Nursing partners with the state of Michigan and others to reduce obesity
LANSING, Mich. – The Wayne State University College of Nursing is part of a $1.5 million grant awarded to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) by the U.S. Health Resources and ...
Wayne State’s Department of Communication hosts Youth Neighborhood News via new partnership
Wayne State University’s Department of Communication announces that an exciting new partnership has enabled Youth Neighborhood News (YNN): The Logan Network to be based at the university&rs...

October 9

Statewide sustainable manufacturing, green chemistry and engineering conference to be held at Wayne State Oct. 26
DETROIT (Oct. 9, 2012) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Wayne State University (WSU) today announced registration remains open for the 2012 Michigan Green Chemist...

October 8

“Marching Toward Justice” exhibit will be at Columbia Law School
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Collection of African American Legal History is pleased to announce that the exhibit “Marching Toward Justice: The H...
Wayne Law alums gain kudos from Michigan Super Lawyers
DETROIT – Michigan Super Lawyers magazine recently released its 2012 lists of top attorneys, and Wayne Law graduates are more than a quarter of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers. Twenty-...
Early parenting expert joins WSU School of Social Work, Department of Clinical and Translational Science
An expert in early parent-child relationships has joined the faculty of the WSU School of Social Work and WSU’s Department of Clinical and Translational Science, bringing with her a wealth ...
WSU School of Social Work faculty member to lecture, direct continuing education
Lauree Emery, formerly a part-time faculty member in the Wayne State University School of Social Work, has accepted a full-time position with the school as a lecturer and director of continuing e...
Expert on mental illness, substance abuse Joins WSU School of Social Work faculty
The faculty of the Wayne State University School of Social Work has been enriched with the addition of an expert in mental illness, particularly substance abuse and its impact on families. In Au...

October 5

Wayne State University researcher receives NSF funding to lay scientific foundation for operations of patient-centered medical home models
DETROIT — The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is an emerging team-based approach for primary health care. PCMH is aimed at improving timely access to care, providing continuity o...

October 4

Wayne State University’s Mortuary Science holds its annual open house on Oct. 18
Detroit -- Wayne State University’s Mortuary Science Building will open its doors to the public for its annual open house from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.   The event provides g...
Five alumnae create Brass Ring Endowed Scholarship for Wayne Law students
DETROIT -- Five women who graduated from Wayne State University's Law School in 1998 have built strong careers and nurtured a close friendship for nearly 15 years — and now they’ve jo...

October 3

Killer apps: The deadly profusion of military robots
Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies will host a discussion with Paul J. Springer at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Bernath Auditorium of the Undergraduate...
General Motors supports Wayne State University supply chain competition: Miami University – Ohio wins
During the week of September 20-22 Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration and General Motors brought some of the leading business students from across the country to Det...
Wayne State earns five-year, $2M grant to help veterans transition to college life
The Office of Federal TRIO and the Veterans’ Educational Opportunity Program (VEOP) at Wayne State have successfully competed to win a five-year, $2,002,345 grant from the U.S. Department of...

October 2

College of Engineering to honor alumni and friends at Night of the Stars Oct. 27
DETROIT (Oct. 2, 2012) – The Wayne State University College of Engineering will honor seven alumni and friends for their outstanding professional achievements and service at the college&rsqu...
Wayne State University experts available to comment on the 2012 presidential election process
Wayne State University offers a wide range of experts available to help bolster stories regarding the 2012 presidential election. Please contact Wayne State Public Relations at 313-577-2150 to ar...
Public Justice executive director Arthur Bryant discusses public interest law Oct. 16
DETROIT  — Arthur Bryant, executive director of Public Justice, will speak about his decades as a pioneering public interest attorney during the inaugural event in the Dean A. Robb Pub...
Wayne State University receives DHS contract to help foster youth thrive in college
The Wayne State University School of Social Work has received a three-year, $340,197 contract from the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide youth transitioning out of foster car...
Wayne State University wins five-year, $1.1M grant to prepare top scholars for Ph.D. studies
The Office of Federal TRIO and Wayne State University McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program have successfully competed to win a five year, $1,125,000 grant from the U.S. Departmen...

October 1

$2.7 million grant renewal to Wayne State University and the University of Michigan continues fight to improve African American health
DETROIT — The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University in partnership with the University of Michigan received a $2.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health&r...
Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows growth resuming
DETROIT— The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for September is at 50.6, up nearly five points from the August PMI of 45.7 and indicating a resumption of growth in the So...
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