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News Releases for December 2012

December 21

Computer network upgrades will put Wayne State University researchers in the fast lane
DETROIT — Researchers at Wayne State University are about to experience a power surge in the ability to do their jobs, thanks to an upgraded computer network infrastructure supported by a f...
Wayne State University researchers publish important study on problem gambling
DETROIT — Pathological gambling affects up to 2 percent of the population in North America, and as legalized gambling increases, this percentage will likely grow. Pathological gambling is ...

December 18

Wayne State University researcher’s test system to provide automated, faster detection of invasive species in shipboard ballast water
DETROIT — A Wayne State University researcher is working to create a device ships can carry to avoid bringing new invasive species into the Great Lakes. Jeffrey Ram, Ph.D., professor of ph...

December 17

Wayne Law and WSU School of Social Work team up to offer warmth
Casey Stengel said, “Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.” And that’s where Randi Williams comes in. She’s a Wayne State Unive...
Jocelyn Benson named interim dean of the Wayne State University Law School
Wayne State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Jocelyn Benson as interim dean of the Law School effective Monday, Dec. 17. Benson, an associate professor, has been a key mem...

December 14

Wayne Law professor wins prestigious award
Wayne State University Professor of Law Charles “Chip” Brower has been awarded the Smit-Lowenfeld Prize, which recognizes the outstanding article published in 2011 on any aspect of in...
Wayne State University experts available to comment about recent mass violence
Wayne State University experts are available to comment about the recent deadly shootings in Oregon and Connecticut. Today’s violence at a Connecticut  elementary school is the latest m...

December 12

Wayne State University experts available to comment on the same-sex marriage debate
The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that it will take a serious look at laws surrounding same-sex marriage by reviewing the constitutionality of two cases: California’s Proposition 8, ...
Two Wayne State University chemistry professors named AAAS fellows
DETROIT— Stephanie Brock, Ph.D. of Ferndale , and Arthur Suits, Ph. D. of Ann Arbor , professors of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, have bee...

December 11

Wayne State University experts available to comment on right-to-work legislation
With the recent anticipated passage of right-to-work legislation in the Michigan House and Senate, Wayne State University offers experts to discuss the many issues and implications surrounding th...

December 10

Environment-genetics combination appears linked to children’s early antisocial behavior, Wayne State University researcher finds
DETROIT - Both nature and nurture appear to be significant factors in early antisocial behaviors of adopted children, a Wayne State University researcher believes. Christopher Trentacosta, Ph.D....

December 5

ISE student uses education to manage roles, impact Detroit
DETROIT (Dec. 5, 2012) – Norman Dotson’s various roles as dedicated Detroit advocate, skilled engineer, innovative entrepreneur, ambitious leader, supportive mentor and focused studen...
Wayne State University experts available to comment on the ‘fiscal cliff’
As the United States enters the new year, talk of the looming “fiscal cliff” continues to grow, and Wayne State University offers experts to add crucial commentary to stories surroundi...

December 4

Wayne State University winter commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, Dec. 8
WHAT: Nearly 2,600 Wayne State University students will participate in three commencement ceremonies. WHEN:  The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on S...
Wayne State University researcher’s work could result in shorter, sharper MRI scans, earlier diagnoses
Diagnoses of cancer, heart disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis could happen faster with technology being developed by a Wayne State University researcher. Matthew Allen, Ph.D., assistant pr...

December 3

American College of Cardiology elects Dr. Kim Williams Sr. to leadership
A Wayne State University School of Medicine and Wayne State University Physician Group professor and cardiologist will serve in key leadership roles of the American College of Cardiology for the ...
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