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News Releases for January 2013

January 31

Kendra Schwartz, M.D., named assistant dean for Clinical Education at the WSU School of Medicine
Kendra Schwartz, M.D., M.S.P.H., professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, has been appointed assistant dean for Clinical Education at the Wayne State University School of Medicine...

January 30

Doctor for a day: Hundreds of local children, parents to experience medicine hands-on Saturday
WHAT: The 24th annual “Reach Out to Youth” event presented by the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Black Medical Association student organization will welcome up ...
Wayne State University School of Social Work hosts health clinics, Underground Railroad experience
DETROIT— Consistent with its commitment to physical health and social unity, Wayne State University's School of Social Work (SSW) is inviting the campus community to attend two wellness clin...
Patent Clinic to host open house for inventors, businesses, students
Whether you’re an inventor or a business thinking about getting a patent or a student interested in patent law, the Wayne State University Law School’s Patent Procurement Law Clinic&rs...

January 29

Ants’ behavior leads to Wayne State University researcher’s method for optimizing product development time, costs
DETROIT – Trying to find just the right balance of time spent in meetings and time performing tasks is a tough problem for managers, but a Wayne State University researcher believes the beh...

January 25

Wayne State University physicians embark on study to improve identification of women at high risk of stroke
DETROIT— A team of Wayne State University School of Medicine physicians will seek to develop methods to better identify women at increased risk for stroke using a new type of professional e...

January 24

Karmanos steps down from WSU board to spend more time with family
Danialle Karmanos announced this week that she will resign from Wayne State University’s Board of Governors, effective Feb. 1, 2013, to dedicate more time to her family. Karmanos is the moth...

January 23

Michigan Area Health Education Center Selects Greater Detroit Area Health Council to Host Its Southeast Regional Center
Detroit, MI – The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC), a program of Wayne State University, has selected the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) to manage its Southeast...
Michigan’s University Research Corridor R&D Spending Growth Surpasses Other Leading U.S. Research Clusters
LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2013) – Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) generated $15.5 billion in economic impact statewide, exceeded $2 billion in annual research expenditures...

January 22

Wayne State University and partners seek public input on bike share system for Detroit
Wayne State University, in partnership with several Detroit businesses, organizations and institutions, is conducting a feasibility study to explore establishing a public bike sharing system in gr...

January 21

Former WSU Football Player Serxho Guraleci Passed Away this Morning
Former Wayne State University football student-athlete Serxho Guraleci passed away this morning while at an off-campus workout facility in Macomb County. Guraleci, who completed his athletic elig...

January 18

Event to feature authors, celebrate anniversary of “I Have a Dream” speech
Two celebrated authors will discuss their work during a free public Jan. 22 event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” spee...
Federal judge to share her story of struggle and achievement
Federal Judge Ann Claire Williams will tell her story of breaking boundaries as a woman of color during her 37-year legal career in a talk titled “Reaching Back, Lifting Up” slated fro...

January 17

Wayne State University researcher to evaluate success of text message diabetes intervention
DETROIT — A Wayne State University researcher has received a combined $36,000 in grants from the Southeastern Michigan Health Association and Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge, Inc. to help d...

January 16

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb to speak on budgeting national security and foreign policy Jan. 24
Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the World Affairs Council of Detroit will host a discussion with Larry Korb, “How to Cut Defense? National Security a...

January 15

Experience abroad confirms career path for Wayne State biomedical engineering student
As a sophomore, Wayne State University student Maha Fakherddine passed on a conventional spring break trip to Cancun or Florida, instead opting to join about two dozen other students in rural are...
Wayne State University biotech startup Advaita receives prestigious NIH CAP award
DETROIT - Advaita Corporation, a spinout company from Wayne State University, was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Commercialization Assistance Program (...

January 11

Filmmaker Julie Dash takes up guest faculty residency at Wayne State
Distinguished screenwriter/director/producer Julie Dash was appointed as the 2013 Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Professor in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. As...

January 10

Margolis named associate vice president for individual giving and campaign director January 8, 2013
DETROIT – The Wayne State University Division of Development and Alumni Affairs has announced the appointment of Terry Margolis as the associate vice president for individual giving and cam...
Wayne State Word Warriors release fourth annual top 10 words worth reviving
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 o...
Wayne State University experts available for comment on automotive stories regarding the 2013 North American International Auto Show
The following Wayne State University experts are available this week to provide commentary and analysis to support coverage of the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Please contact Wayn...

January 9

Former U.S. representative and NBC news analyst Harold Ford Jr. to keynote Wayne State’s annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Former U.S. representative and NBC news analyst Harold Ford Jr. will deliver the keynote address during Wayne State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Luncheon . The even...
Wayne State University announces the 2013 Dr. Arthur L. Johnson Community Leadership Award winners
Wayne State University's Office of Government and Community Affairs announces the 2013 Dr. Arthur L. Johnson Community Leadership Award winners. This year’s recipients include WSU Associat...
Wayne State civil and environmental engineering experts to play largest role yet at annual national transportation meeting
DETROIT (Jan. 9, 2013) – The Wayne State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) will have its largest presence ever at this year’s Transportation Research B...

January 8

Law Professor Michael McIntyre receives President’s Award for Excellence in Service
Professor of Law Michael McIntyre has been honored with Wayne State University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Service. It’s the latest of many honors for McIntyre, who...

January 7

The 313 Project is working toward $25,000 prize, needs your Facebook votes to win
The 313 Project , a nonprofit that began in 2009 as a student coalition at Wayne State University Law School, needs your help to win a $25,000 prize from Home Depot’s Aprons in Action Face...
Wayne State University researcher working to make intersections safer
DETROIT — A Wayne State University researcher is part of a federally funded effort that could lead to safer intersections on our nation’s roadways. Timothy Gates, Ph.D., assistant pr...
Wayne State University Art Collection and Eastern Michigan University collaborate on Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966–1980
The art exhibition Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited 1966–1980 is a multi-year collaboration between the Wayne State University Art Collection and Eastern Michigan University....

January 3

Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index for December shows growth in production and employment, decline in new orders
DETROIT— The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) remained stable in December, dipping only one-tenth of a point to 51.8 from 51.9 in November. PMI index values above 50 gen...

January 2

Wayne State University experts available to comment about the ongoing ‘fiscal cliff’
Lawmakers passed a bill that may prevent the U.S. from plunging down the “fiscal cliff,” but the battle is not over. The $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, proposed spending cuts and several...
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