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News Releases for November 2012

November 30

Wayne State University researcher part of international effort to understand chemical movement, processes in oceans
DETROIT - From the middle of the country, a Wayne State University researcher is working to advance understanding of the movement of chemical compounds through the world’s oceans. Mark Bas...
Wayne State University Board of Governors to meet Wednesday, Dec. 5
The Wayne State University Board of Governors will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Room BC at McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 W. Ferry Mall, Detroit. The Boar...

November 29

Wayne State University celebrates the life of legendary TV and cultural icon Sonny Eliot, Dec. 6
During the very early years of television — still in grainy black and white, and long before digital technology, the Web and smartphones — many families followed the nightly ritual of...
Purchasing Managers Index shows Southeast Michigan economy slowed in November
DETROIT— The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November is at 51.9, dropping seven points from the October PMI of 58.9 and indicating slowing growth in the Southeast ...
Returning wounded soldiers to meaningful civilian lives
DETROIT – Record numbers of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious spinal cord injuries (SCI). Medical advancements can help heal their physical wounds, but little is ...
Senior to graduate with five co-op placements under belt
DETROIT (Nov. 29, 2012) – When Farooq Sheikh graduates with his bachelor’s degree in May, potential employers will take notice. The Wayne State University electrical and computer engi...

November 28

Wayne State appoints James Farrell associate vice president for human resources
Wayne State University announces the appointment of James Farrell as associate vice president for human resources effective Dec. 3, 2012. Farrell is a human resources executive with nearly 24 y...

November 27

Interview Alert - Self defense course at Wayne State University
A group of women at Wayne State University are empowering themselves this week with lifesaving self-defense tactics during a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course. The RAD course, conducted by t...

November 26

Wayne State environmental law professor is gaining recognition
He can talk dirty. He can talk clean. But whatever the topic, Nick Schroeck talks green. Dirty air, clean water and a host of other environmental issues are on the menu for Schroeck every day....

November 20

$12,000 Metro Health Foundation grant supports undergraduate nursing scholarships at Wayne State University
DETROIT– Wayne State University’s College of Nursing has received a $12,000 grant from the Metro Health Foundation to fund three scholarships for undergraduate nursing students. Schola...

November 19

Wayne State’s GO-GIRL program accepting applications for winter 2013 semester
Since 2002, Wayne State University’s College of Education has helped prepare girls for training and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through the GO-GIR...
Wayne State University receives gift to support medical students and advance adult literacy in Detroit
DETROIT– Wayne State University has received a significant gift from Mort and Brigitte Harris to create scholarships for the School of Medicine and provide resources and ongoing support for...
Electrical and computer engineering doctoral student one of 13 aspiring entrepreneurs chosen for 2013 Global Scholars Program
DETROIT (Nov. 19, 2012) –  Wayne State University College of Engineering electrical and computer engineering doctoral student Yating Hu was named a member of the 2013 Class of Global S...

November 15

Developmental Disabilities Institute’s Angela Martin to receive national leadership award
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) announced that Angela Martin of Wayne State University’s Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) has won the 2012 Leadershi...
Avalon Films to be honored for ‘Possibilities’ video series launched by Wayne State’s Developmental Disabilities Institute
DETROIT — Avalon Films of Royal Oak has been selected to receive the TASH Positive Images in the Media Award for its work on the “Possibilities” video series. The Developmenta...

November 14

DMC, WSU help launch major national study that could lead to dramatic breakthrough in managing "treatment-resistant" hypertension among millions of patients
DETROIT – The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have begun enrolling patients in a pioneering new study that could...

November 12

Wayne State University Board of Governors establishes Presidential Search Advisory Committee
On Nov. 12, 2012, the Wayne State University Board of Governors approved the establishment of a Presidential Search Advisory Committee. This is the first step of the search process for a permanent...

November 9

Board of Governors to meet to establish Presidential Search Advisory Committee
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** The Wayne State University Board of Governors will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in rooms BC of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 W. Fe...
WSU Humanities Center symposium to explore fascination with the apocalypse
The Humanities Center at Wayne State University is pleased to announce its annual fall symposium: Apocalyptic Imagination on Friday, Nov. 16. The symposium will explore a variety of inter-...

November 8

TechTown to host Boston-born marketing hackathon for startups
(DETROIT, Mich. – Nov. 8, 2012) TechTown today announced that the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), an organization representing Boston’s digital marketing, medi...

November 5

High-strength material advancements at Wayne State University may lead to new, life-saving steel
DETROIT— There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for struct...

November 2

Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index rebounds after slump
DETROIT— The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is showing improvement for the second consecutive month. The index value of 58.9 in October is a considerable improvement o...
Wayne State University Law School dean steps down
Robert Ackerman has announced that he will not seek reappointment to another five-year term as dean of the Wayne State University Law School this spring. Instead, he will assume full-time teaching...
Wayne State University receives Grand Challenges Explorations grants for groundbreaking research in global health and development
DETROIT — Wayne State University announced today that it has been awarded two  Grand Challenges Explorations research grants, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates ...

November 1

Wayne State presents lecture on cyberbullying
The Wayne State University School of Social Work presents the 25th annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture, “Understanding and Responding to Cyberbullying in a Cyberworld,” deliv...
New book on physics principles by Wayne State professor explains life as we know it
DETROIT — A new book that delves into the unexpected properties of life at the nanoscale was released this week by Basic Books. "Life’s Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order ...
Wayne State University business student elected to board for national advertising initiative
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) has selected Canton resident Sara Mahmood, a senior majoring in marketing and global supply chain management at the Wayne State University School of Busin...
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