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Media Reports for November 2011

November 30

Wayne State VP Stephen Calkins named to post in Ireland's trade agency
The Wayne State University Law School announced today that Stephen Calkins has been appointed to a top position in Ireland's trade regulation agency. Calkins, a law professor and Wayne State associ...
Jina Yoon discusses cyberbullying in NSF series: Bullying in the Age of Social Media
Jina Yoon, an associate professor of educational psychology at Wayne State University, is quoted in part one of a three part National Science Foundation series: Bullying in the Age of Social Media....
Wayne State student launches World AIDS Day Detroit
A Wayne State University School of Medicine student has launched a campaign to renew awareness of HIV and AIDS during the 30th anniversary of the diseases' identification. Phillip Kucab, a second-y...

November 29

Detroit News features Warriors coach Paul Winters, highlights team wins
Wayne State coach Paul Winters is focused on next game, not Akron job Paul Winters, in his eighth season at Wayne State, has turned the Warriors into a Division II national power. They are 33-13 t...
Dr. Anthony Cacace discusses tinnitus with ABC News
Dr. Anthony Cacace, a tinnitus specialist at Wayne State University whose research team received a $1.5 million grant from the Pentagon to study blast-induced tinnitus, is quoted in a story examini...
Warriors head coach Paul Winters on WJR
Warriors head coach Paul Winters was interviewed during a segment hosted by sports columnist Mike O'Hara and WJR Mitch Albom show co-host Ken Brown. Winters talked about the team’s successful seaso...
Wayne State University honored by University Business Magazine
Wayne State University is among six institutions being honored by University Business magazine and Higher One in the fall 2011 round of the "Models of Efficiency" program. Each honoree developed ne...

November 28

Detroit's Tech Town: An incubator of creativity
A feature lauds Wayne State University’s Tech Town for showcasing the power of creative thinking and cooperation between public and private entities. The article highlights the history of TechTow...
Wayne State football has built a winner
Free Press sports columnist Terry Foster wrote a feature story about the success of Wayne State’s football team, and the road leading to this year’s playoff berth. WSU athletic director Rob Fournie...
Professor emeritus Melvin Small discusses Nixon tapes on PBS Newshour
New Nixon tapes reveal details of meeting with anti-war activists Melvin Small, distinguished professor of history emeritus at Wayne State University, joined a discussion about the release of the ...

November 27

Wayne State advances to Division II regional finals with playoff win
Wayne State University advanced to the national quarterfinals for the first time in school history with a 38-26 win against second-seeded Nebraska-Kearney (10-2) on Saturday. The sixth-seeded Warri...
Ian Studders quoted in Huffington Post about retail at Wayne State
As unique small businesses continue to sprout and help transform Detroit’s economic landscape, a largely untapped retail concept is quickly gaining steam called pop-up. Retailers are seeking pop-up...
WSU President Allan Gilmour and others host event to bring attention to World AIDS Day
The World AIDS Day Mayor's Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. World AIDS Day Detroit Honorary Host Committee Chair Max Fisher, Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, Wayne ...
Warriors highlighted in Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer George Sipple offered a pre-game feature story about Wayne State’s Warrior’s football team as they headed into Saturday’s game against Nebraska-Kearney. Senior running back...

November 23

Renal & Urology News reports findings from WSU study on hypertension in African Americans
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood pressure in African-American patients with hypertension in a dose-dependent manner, regardless of the intensity of antihypertensive treatment, researchers...
Wayne State University Press books featured in holiday gift guide
Three books published by Wayne State University Press are featured in this holiday gift guide review. Included are: Anthony J. Yanik's “The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812,” Richa...
“Mysteries at the Museum” visits Wayne State’s Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University archivists William Gulley and Mary Wallace participate in this segment of “Mysteries at the Museum” filmed at the Walter P. Reuther Library. The story examines a letter at th...

November 22

Fox 2 features Wayne State in report about Midtown and Detroit's resurgence
Fox 2’s Alexis Wiley reported on the resurgence of Midtown and what the bustling area offers its residents and visitors. Wayne State University is noted as one of the world class educational instit...
William Volz talks with CNN Radio about Detroit's financial challenges
William Volz, professor of accounting in Wayne State’s School of Business Administration, was interviewed about the financial challenges Detroit is facing and speculation that an emergency financia...
WSU research team receives $1.9 million from NIH to create novel cystic fibrosis treatments
Cystic fibrosis, one of the most common chronic lung and digestive system diseases in children and adults, is caused by a defective gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regul...
WSU Police Chief Anthony Holt on “Safe Cities Drive Strong Economies”
Wayne State University Police Chief Anthony Holt joined Craig Fahle to talk about the upcoming WSU event “Safe Cities Drive Strong Economies.” Holt, along with Detroit Chief of Police Ralph Godbee,...

November 21

WSU stroke research appears on MedPage Today
Racial disparities persist in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, with African Americans less often receiving top-line care, a study showed. A primary obstacle to care among African Americans w...
WSU law professor Robert Sedler quoted in Detroit Free Press
Gov. Rick Snyder lost the battle -- his first significant defeat since taking office in January -- to convince the Legislature to sign off on one of his top priorities: building a public bridge bet...

November 20

WMU to partner with other universities and state for small-business program
Connecting small businesses with resources is about to get easier with the establishment of the Michigan Corporate Relations Network engagement office next year. The program aims to provide a new t...
Detroit Free Press reports state aid to universities could hinge on performance goals
Gov. Rick Snyder says at least some of the state aid for Michigan's 15 public universities next year will likely be based on how well they meet certain performance standards, possibly graduation ra...
Numerous media outlets report Warriors' postseason win
Wayne State gets first postseason win as Toney Davis runs for five TDs Led by a career performance from running back Toney Davis, the Wayne State University Warriors upset St. Cloud State 48-38 in...
Wayne State med students to get access to latest surgical simulation tools (Xconomy Detroit)
The Health and Wellness Foundation of Greater Detroit announced last week that it has awarded $250,000 to finance the construction of nine web-enabled laparoscopic training simulators for residents...
Ned Staebler to contribute to HuffPost Detroit
An article notes that Ned Staebler, Wayne State University vice president for economic development, will be among several contributors for the new HuffPost Detroit website. The site, huffingtonpost...
Paul W. Smith show broadcasts live from WSU’s Welcome Center
WJR morning personality Paul W. Smith is broadcasting his show live this morning from Wayne State University’s Welcome Center featuring the theme “Detroit’s Young Professionals.” Ned Staebler, vice...

November 17

Coach Paul Winters talks to Frank Beckmann about Div. II playoffs
Paul Winters, Wayne State Warrior football head coach, was a guest on the Frank Beckmann Show talking about the team’s Division II playoff series beginning this Saturday. The Warriors were named to...
WSU hosts hoarding lecture
Wayne State University’s School of Social Work is hosting the 24th Annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture Thursday afternoon featuring a discussion with Gail Steketee, professor and dean of t...
Wayne State students raise awareness for World AIDS Day
Fox 2’s Amy Lange spoke with Wayne State University students who are trying to spread the word about World AIDS Day during the 30th anniversary of the diseases' identification. Phillip Kucab, a sec...
WSU President Allan Gilmour talks innovation and impact on Turnaround Michigan Radio
Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour was among three university presidents who spoke about how the state’s top research institutions are driving innovation and economic development. Presi...

November 16

Reuther Library archivist Mary J. Wallace featured in Daily Tribune
Mary J. Wallace, audiovisual archivist at Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library, spoke with the Daily Tribune’s Joe Ballor about her work on a second book featuring a collection of pho...
WDET plans visit to Grosse Pointe as part of 'Crossing the Lines' project
WDET, Wayne State University's public radio station, will be at the Woods branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library 6:30-9 p.m. today as part of its "Crossing the Lines" project. The idea is to bo...
WSU law professor Robert Sedler discusses Supreme Court and Obama Care on Craig Fahle Show
Craig Fahle spoke with Wayne State University law professor Robert Sedler about the Supreme Court's decision to hear the constitutionality of the President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

November 15

Michele Valerie Ronnick comments about Joe Paterno in ESPN story
Twenty years ago, in a campus presentation, Penn State’s head football coach Joe Paterno solemnly recited a Greek oath and became an honorary member of Eta Sigma Phi, an honors society devoted to t...
Walter P. Reuther Library Archivist Mike Smith talks UAW contracts on “Deadline Now" show
Mike Smith, archivist for the UAW Collection at Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, was a guest on “Deadline Now,” a weekly public affairs show hosted by ...
Poet laureate tells American Libraries Magazine about WSU's "fabulous" libraries
Philip Levine, appointed 2011-2012 poet laureate consultant in poetry by Librarian of Congress James Billington, talks extensively about his days as a student at Wayne State University in this feat...
Wayne State, Saginaw Valley make Division II football playoffs
Wayne State's football team has been named to the 24-team NCAA Division II football playoff field. There are four six-team Super Regionals for the playoffs. The Warriors (8-3) are the No. 6 seed in...
Los Angeles Times article notes Wayne State as a location for aspiring artists
In a story about Detroit’s comeback, Wayne State University is noted as one of the locations for aspiring artists. Also referenced is the Cultural Corridor and Midtown as sites for artistic and int...

November 13

WSU alumni and new poet laureate evokes the lives of the working class
Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize-winner who was recently named the nation's poet laureate, hopes to bring poetry to people who have no idea how relevant poetry is to their lives. He also hopes to ...

November 11

How and when to speak with children about adults who molest
Doug Barnett, associate professor of psychology and director of child and family study at Wayne State University, was a guest on The Craig Fahle Show discussing the issue of child molestation in li...
State Supreme Court hears case over dumping waste water into Lake Huron
Wayne State University law professor Nick Schroeck, director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, talked on the Craig Fahle show about the State Supreme Court hearing on the dumping of wate...
College Basketball Preview: GLIAC women
In the latest GLIAC coaches’ preseason poll, Wayne State’s women’s basketball team is picked 5th in the South Division. Carrie Lohr takes over as head coach, adding former Schoolcraft Community Col...
Warriors to play Findlay
Wayne State’s football program is the focus of this story by Fox 2 reporter Ryan Ermanni. Tomorrow the Warrior’s play Findlay, and a win would not only mean at least a share of the GLIAC title, but...

November 10

Grosse Pointe 2.0
A program started by the Grosse Pointe Park Housing Foundation has $250,000 in donations, with more coming, to cover the monthly rent (or part of the rent, with a maximum of $350) for students enro...
Childhood obesity panel
Obesity has reached epidemic levels and is now the second leading cause of preventable deaths in America. The Craig Fahle Show featured a panel engaging in a roundtable discussion about childhood o...
AACC banquet deemed a success
The American Arab Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Building Economic Bridges Banquet Oct. 21, at the Henry in Dearborn, was deemed a success attracting a sold-out crowd of hundreds of participants...

November 9

AT&T enhances mobile broadband coverage at Wayne State University
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T today announced that it has expanded its mobile broadband coverage at Wayne S...
“Paul W. Smith Show” live at Wayne State University
WJR morning personality Paul W. Smith will be broadcasting live at Wayne State University’s Welcome Center, 5:30-9 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 18. The theme of the show is “Entrepreneurs” with Detroit’s ...

November 8

Helmet designed to detect concussion hits
A feature story examines the development of a new football helmet chin strap designed to detect concussion grade hits. The device, which has been tested during the last 2-1/2 years in a Wayne State...
Social scientists struggle to characterize new form of harassment
Cyberbullying is becoming more prominent as there are a growing number of digital incidents causing scholars to examine and define a new type of seemingly invisible and often anonymous, virtual agg...
TechTown plans to reach out to city neighborhoods
TechTown has new leadership now that Leslie Smith has taken over as the New Center-based business accelerator’s president & CEO. Smith, previously TechTown’s general manager, is succeeding Randal C...

November 7

Could Detroit become the silicon valley of social entrepreneurship?
Wayne State University’s Blackstone LaunchPad is mentioned in a story about social entrepreneurship in Detroit. Funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and modeled after a program at the Uni...
Wayne State saxophonist will head Detroit Jazz Fest artistic direction
Detroit Jazz Festival has found its new artistic director naming saxophonist Chris Collins, director of jazz studies at Wayne State University to the post. Collins, who has toured internationally a...
WSU incubator sets sights on neighborhood's small businesses
A feature story examines Wayne State University’s TechTown and a part of its mission to low-tech companies including lifestyle companies that stimulate growth in Detroit’s Midtown. Located in Midto...

November 6

Matt Michaels tribute
"The Listening Room" program with Chris Felcyn dedicated its Nov. 6 show to the late Matt Michaels, WSU professor of jazz who passed away Nov. 2. In-studio guests were WSU music teachers Dennis Tin...
Bring Down the Barriers—Seen and Unseen
Wayne State University is highlighted, along with Florida State University, Humboldt State University, and Binghamton University, for receiving glowing reviews of their services for people with dis...

November 5

Civil rights leader Arthur Johnson remembered for quiet strength
Hundreds of mourners gathered at Missionary Baptist Church to honor Arthur Johnson who died Tuesday at 85. In the early 1950s, Johnson was executive director of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, and...

November 4

Rally addresses youth obesity issue in Detroit
About 700 Detroit Public Schools students are expected to take part in a youth program targeting childhood obesity. City Councilman Andre Spivey says this morning's rally at Wayne State University ...

November 3

Half of the population of Detroit lacks the literacy skills necessary to properly navigate modern life
Wayne State University Honors College Dean Jerry Herron is quoted about literacy challenges in Detroit and surrounding areas. Herron is among those leading the Reading Works initiative to address i...
Five older Americans honored for building charities that solve social problems
Randal Charlton, retired executive director of Wayne State University’s business incubator TechTown, was among five people named the winners of the sixth annual Purpose Prize, which recognizes peo...
Wayne State Study of marijuana therapy could affect public policy
A $1.5 million grant to a Wayne State University researcher from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health could have policy implications in Michigan and other state...
Grant will fund initiatives to increase interest in health, science disciplines
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the NIH awarded a $1.7 million, 5-year grant to Wayne State University to fund initiatives set to increase the interest of metrop...
Guest commentary: Not enough doctors
Valeri M. Parisi, dean of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, coauthored an opinion piece about the shortage of doctors in Michigan and federal reduction plans proposed to reduce support. ...

November 2

Arthur Johnson remembered
Wayne State University President Emeritus Irvin D. Reid remembered Dr. Arthur Johnson during an interview with WDIV reporter Roger Webber.
ACLU dinner honors LGBT project milestone
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan will honor couples on Nov. 5 for their leadership as they commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project during its ...
Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour: Higher education and where it's going
Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour was a special guest on the Craig Fahle Show discussing the future of higher education and how it creates and encourages informed and ethical citizens....
Rise in Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index suggests stronger economy may be on the way
The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index rebounded sharply in October, rising more than 12 percent — to 59.7 from 53.1 in September. That increase followed three months of decline. Anything...
Arthur Johnson, a civil rights icon and comrade of Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 85
Human rights activist, educator and arts advocate Arthur Johnson died at home Tuesday after an extended illness. Dr. Johnson was 85. In recent years, Dr. Johnson was best known as a university admi...

November 1

Detroit’s TechTown
A story highlights Wayne State’s business incubator TechTown, which is planning to expand in the future. A video features TechTown President and CEO Leslie Smith and notes the success of Forever Fr...
Skull of early Pontiac resident may have been found in Oak Hill Cemetery offices
An updated report on the progress of a volunteer effort to repair and clean up areas of the Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac notes that a skull was returned there on Monday as Wayne State University st...
Wayne State gets $1.7M grant for post-partum drug abuse intervention
A team of researchers at Wayne State University’s Parent Health Lab in the School of Medicine have developed a novel indirect screener that identifies women at risk for drug use by evaluating corre...
President Gilmour talks purpose, use of universities
Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour addressed the economy and what he called the forgotten purpose of higher education Oct. 27 during the “Higher Education and the Future of Democracy” l...
Kettering University professor works with research team at Wayne State University to find next best cancer treatment
Kettering professor Prem Vaishnava has been spending long days in the labs of Wayne State University with hopes that the group’s research — along with work at other universities — will help bring a...
Wayne State Farmers Market supports local food economy
Kami Pothukuchi, a member of the Detroit Food Policy Council and professor of urban planning at Wayne State University, writes a column about WSU’s farmers market, which is a program of SEED Wayne....
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