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Media Reports for October 2012

October 31

WSU GLIAC Swimmers of the Week
Wayne State's Piotr Jachowicz and Kristina Novichenko are the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's swimmers of the week. Jachowicz tallied four individual wins and thre...
CSPAN highlights September's Techonomy conference hosted at Wayne State
Janet Anderson, Wayne State University adjunct professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, participated in a panel discussion about the growing influence and challenges of technology...
FOX 2 News covers Michigan's longest-running teen conference at Wayne State
Hundreds of teenagers attended the Giant Step Teen Conference held at Wayne State University yesterday. This year’s keynote speaker was Ronnie Bachman, who told his inspiring story of survival and ...

October 30

Fox News Radio's "Housecall for Health" references WSU cholesterol research
A story on Fox News’ “Housecall for Health” discusses new research that says when it comes to paying attention to cholesterol, don’t wait. Scientists at Wayne State University School of Medicine f...
Wayne State changes current course of high-tech research with Nextek connection
The ink may not be dry on the new contract between Detroit-based Nextek Power Systems and Wayne State University, but the implications of the agreement reignite a battle that Thomas Edison fought y...
Wayne State welcomes Myers as director of the Reuther Library
Bringing more than a decade of experience in history and archives, Elizabeth Myers was recently appointed as director of the Wayne State University Library System’s Walter P. Reuther Library. “Beth...
Midtown's buy-local initiative spurs up to $18M in transfers to local vendors
A buy-local purchasing initiative among the procurement offices of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center could have already transferred about $18...

October 29

Black patients received less clinical trial information than white patients
Wayne State University research has found that there are racial disparities when enrolling black and white patients in clinical trials. Researchers examined video of 22 interactions between oncolog...
Detroit Free Press term limit analysis includes research from Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson
Seventy percent of those elected to term-limited offices cling to the political system after they leave, remaining as politicians or bureaucrats in government or parlaying their Capitol experience ...
Crain's highlights Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State
An article highlights the Blackstone LaunchPad at Wayne State University and profiles alumnus Nilesh Joshi, who won $4,850 from the Warrior Fund to secure a lab at TechTown. His business concept re...

October 28

"Broken Glass" at WSU studio receives "outstanding" review
Theatre reviewer Robert Delaney lauds Wayne State University’s Studio Theatre production of “Broken Glass,” which continues through Saturday, Oct. 27. “All of the cast members are quite good, but t...
Detroit media outlets cover WSU's groundbreaking for $93M research building
Wayne State University officially broke ground Thursday on a $93 million addition to its life science programs, the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB). The 200,000-square-foot bu...

October 27

Reviving baseball in inner cities
More than 400 young baseball and softball players participated in the MLB’s and Boys & Girls Club of America's "Wanna Play?" event held Friday at Wayne State University. The students tested their s...

October 25

Two board seats up for statewide election at pivotal time for Wayne State University
Wayne State University - with nearly 29,000 students and a record $93 million construction project underway for a 200,000-square-foot Biomedical Research Building -- is facilitating much of the pro...
WSU, Hispanic Scholarship Fund host event to help families prepare for college
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 middle and high school...
WWJ-TV announces Wayne State's MBRB groundbreaking
WWJ-TV Channel 62 news anchor Syma Chowdhry noted during the early morning newscast that Wayne State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Build...
Clinton Township woman donates $1 million to Wayne State medical school
A Clinton Township woman’s $1 million donation to the Wayne State University School of Medicine will promote research in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer. Cheryl McKee will donate the...

October 24

Wayne State researcher's take on brain chemical analysis featured in Analytical Chemistry journal
A Wayne State University researcher's take on the current state of brain chemical analysis is the cover story in a recent professional journal, accompanied by a podcast. In "Ultrafast Detection and...
WSU criminal justice professor comments in Detroit Free Press about I-96 corridor shootings
Nearly a week since a three-day shooting spree that terrorized motorists in four Michigan counties along the I-96 corridor ended, drivers remain afraid the shooter will strike again and they could ...
Wayne State University startup biotech company receives Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund award
Advaita Corporation, a startup company based on technology developed at Wayne State University by Sorin Draghici, professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, received the final ins...

October 23

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Celeste Layne
Celeste Layne, a member of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program (DRFP) – a Wayne State University project, is profiled in this story about her efforts to revitalize Detroit’s East Side. Layne...
Oakland Press article highlighting zombie phenomenon features WSU film and media studies professor
Wayne State University’s resident “zombie expert,” Chera Kee, assistant professor of film and media studies, discussed the popularity zombies and how cities are capitalizing on the phenomenon. Wolc...
Dr. Sonia Hassan comments in New York Times article examining progesterone's role in reducing preterm births
The hormone progesterone, administered by injection or vaginally to pregnant women, has been helpful in reducing the chances that a woman who has had one preterm birth will have another. Two previo...

October 22

Age of puberty among boys dropping in U.S., study finds
Boys in the United States appear to be entering puberty much earlier than in the past – a trend researchers caution may have important medical, psychosocial, public health and environmental implica...
Gilmour, Vroom talk new position
This article discusses the appointment of Wayne State University Deputy President Phyllis Vroom and the alignment of responsibilities with President Allan Gilmour. Vroom’s 42-year career at Wayne S...
Wayne State noted as recipient of obesity-fighting grant
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve health outcomes for overweight ...
School of Social Work's Angelique Day gives first-hand account of foster care system as guest on Seeking Change
This week on “Seeking Change,” Christina Shockley talks with Angelique Day about the foster care system. Day grew up in foster care. She now focuses her work on researching and helping children in ...

October 19

Wayne State University receives DHS contract to help foster youth thrive in college
Wayne State University’s School of Social Work (SSW) has received a three-year, $340,197 contract from the Michigan Department of Human Services to provide youth transitioning out of foster care wi...

October 18

Students, alumni and employers connect at College of Engineering career fair
More than 370 Wayne State University College of Engineering students and alumni met with representatives from nearly 80 companies at the college’s 2012 career fair Thursday. Employers attended the ...
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg helps cancer-stricken children – with karate
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg will always remember his toddler's bravery after she fell ill with leukemia. Diagnosed in 1980, Sara Goldberg would routinely tell her fellow young patients, "Don't cry," h...
Gift establishes ovarian cancer research fund at Wayne State 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 ovaria...

October 17

Labor pains and gains
The North American Labor History Conference is being held at Wayne State University Oct. 18-20, a three-day event that will feature, among other activities, all sorts of panels such as “Detroit Wor...
Blackstone LaunchPad programs at WSU helped launch or boost 105 local businesses
Blackstone LaunchPad programs at Wayne State University and Walsh College have helped students and alumni launch or significantly grow 105 local business ventures since opening their doors two year...
WSU's Dr. David Rosenberg comments in Good Morning America report about ADHD treatments
Young boys who discontinue treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are featured in a new study that many experts say highlights the importance of proper and continued treatmen...

October 16

Natives join 'hipsters' in reviving Detroit
Stories of Detroit's emerging comeback often highlight the city’s attraction to young hipsters. According to plentiful media reports, well-educated twenty-somethings are streaming into the Motor Ci...
WSU Bonstelle Theatre announces Zimmerman's “Arabian Nights” to replace “Playboy,” 2/8 - 2/17
Wayne State University’s 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 Feb. 8-17, 2...
Wayne State University among U.S. institutions involved in Great Lakes research funding
Twenty-one universities and institutions in the United States and Canada are developing plans for long-term research projects to help protect and restore the Great Lakes, project officials announce...
Crain's article highlights upcoming celebration for Higgs boson physicists
Wayne State University later this month will celebrate the involvement of a team of its physicists in what is believed to have been the discovery of the holy grail of physics -- the Higgs boson, al...
CBS Detroit reports Wayne State breaking ground on $93M biotech building
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 Woodward Avenue. The MBRB will be...

October 15

Oakland Press article highlights Center for Peace & Conflicts Studies' "robot talk" at Wayne State
The computer-operated mechanical man in the movie “Frank and the Robot” is a far cry from robots that will be discussed in a meeting being put together next week by Fred Pearson. The personable rob...
WSU Web content team discusses social media in Detroit Free Press article
Whether it's showing followers what college really has to offer or taking complaints about snowy, unshoveled parking lots, Michigan's colleges and universities are quickly becoming very active in s...
WSU researchers find link between mental health, chronic disease in Iraq war refugees
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 later. “It’s a known f...

October 14

Karmanos braces for reform's cut
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute stands to be a big loser under health care reform -- $40 million over 10 years -- and it's for a non-intuitive reason: It doesn't provide uncompensated car...
Shining Light award winners symbol of powerful potential for region
Four regional leaders who have made unique and lasting contributions to southeast Michigan were given standing ovations Thursday before almost 400 people in the sixth annual Shining Light Regional ...

October 12

Letter: Prop 3 a boon to Michigan economy
Simon Ng, Wayne State University professor of chemical engineering and director of WSU’s Alternative Energy Technology, writes a letter-to-the-editor in support of Proposal 3. Ng writes: “Proposal ...

October 11

New treatments for epilepsy, behavioral disorders could result from Wayne State 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 disorde...
Paul J. Springer on the increasingly automated nature of military drones
Paul Springer, assistant professor of comparative military studies at the Air Command and Staff College, located at Maxwell Air Force Base, discusses autonomous weapons with Craig Fahle and Wayne S...
Pressure on Biden over VP debate
A vice presidential debate typically isn't a highlight of a presidential campaign. But today's match-up between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is shaping up to be a must-s...
Wayne State University College of Nursing, state partner to cut obesity
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 United States Health Resources and Services Admini...
WSU president among 2012 Shining Light Regional Cooperation Award recipients
More than 375 regional leaders are gathering in Dearborn today to honor four people for their contributions to southeast Michigan. The 2012 Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards are being prese...

October 10

Wayne State to offer guided tours of mortuary science building
Wayne State University’s Mortuary Science Building will open its doors to the public for its annual open house from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event provides guided tours through the fou...
STATE: Senators announce support to help stop spread of invasive species; governor signs several bills
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, announced support for the Great Lakes Commission, located in Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University to help stop the spread of invasive species in the Grea...
News-Herald features WSU medical student who helped save woman's life
A random trip to Walmart became a lifesaving exercise for Melanie McQueen, a Wayne State University medical student, who on Sept. 24 helped paramedics when a woman suffered a medical emergency whil...
New York Times highlights "Brothers on the Line" documentary featuring images from WSU's Reuther Library
A new documentary titled “Brothers on the Line” features archival images from Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library depicting the pivotal role the Reuther brothers, Walter, Roy and Vic...

October 9

Rochelle Riley on today's Urban Perspectives event
Craig Fahle talked about today’s Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center featuring a discussion about the Nov. 6 Presidential election. Fahle,...
Andrew Matt named GLIAC College Defensive Player of the Week
Andrew Matt has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The junior defensive end received the honor for his performance in last Saturday’s 24-21...
Poll: Crime drives Detroiters out; 40 percent expect to leave within 5 years
Detroit's crime crisis is prompting such pessimism that 40 percent of residents plan to move within five years, according to a comprehensive poll of Detroiters' attitudes about their city and leade...
Detroit Auto Scene highlights engineering gala honoring alumni and friends
The Wayne State University College of Engineering will honor seven alumni and friends for their outstanding professional achievements and service at the college’s 2012 Night of the Stars Gala on Oc...

October 8

WSU lecturer Saeed Khan discusses Iran, Syria
Wayne State University lecturer Saeed Khan spoke with Craig Fahle about current events in Iran and Syria.
WSU alumnus, Lions' running back Joique Bell expresses gratitude for his "Wayne State family"
After four games, Joique Bell has more than secured his roster spot and has become one of the Detroit Lions' most effective offensive weapons, especially late in games. With 175 yards on 12 catches...
WSU prof gets NSF grant to lay scientific foundation of ‘patient centered medical home’
Kai Yang, professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, has received a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation (...
Sports reports highlight Warriors' winning streak
The 19th-ranked Wayne State University football squad (4-1 overall, 4-1 GLIAC) extended its winning streak to four games with a 24-21 home field triumph over No. 28 Hillsdale College (4-2 overall, ...

October 7

Wayne State's Cynthia Bir helps crash a plane for Discovery Channel
Professor Cynthia Bir admits purposely crashing a full-size passenger plane — in the name of science — was pretty awesome. In the Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch article, Bir said: "This was prob...
WSU doctors on Fox 2's Health Works to discuss Golden Gala
Dr. Silas Norman, School of Medicine associate dean for admissions , and Dr. Ananda Prasad, director of research in the School of Medicine’s Division of Hematology-Oncology, were guests on a “Healt...
Phyllis Vroom Named Deputy President at Wayne State University
Phyllis I. Vroom, who retired last September as dean of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University, has been named deputy president of the university. Wayne State University President Alan...

October 4

Tour Wayne State’s Chemistry Building, 2012 ESD award winner
The Engineering Society of Detroit will offer tours of the Wayne State University Chemistry Building, the 2012 ESD Construction & Design Award Winner, on Monday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. Throughout...
Michigan experts: Romney clear debate winner
In his debut performance on the presidential stage, Mitt Romney not only held his own against President Barack Obama, but also won the night, according to several Michigan political experts. Althou...
Media outlets announce Wayne State names deputy president to help Allan Gilmour
On Wednesday, Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour announced he is appointing former WSU School of Social Work dean Phyllis Vroom as deputy president to help him run the university. Vroom...
Wayne State's Reuther Library noted for having a "wealth of material" available for upcoming documentary
An article examines the Reuther brothers’ impact on the labor movement and the UAW as highlighted in 'Brothers on The Line," a documentary written, directed and produced by Sasha Reuther, grandson ...

October 3

NIH deciding whether to continue funding largest contract for Wayne State medical research
Wayne State University is at a record level of research funding for various programs through the National Institutes of Health. In the federal government's fiscal year, which ended Sunday, Wayne St...
Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index shows growth resuming
The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index 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 Southeast Michigan economy ...
Matt Seeger talks about presidential debate on “Paul W. Smith Show”
Matt Seeger, professor of communication and dean of Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, spoke on the Paul W. Smith Show, with guest hosts Mary Kramer of Crain's Detroi...

October 2

Watch passenger plane crash in desert
Images of a real jetliner crash is included in this CNN story. It's an intentional crash for the new Discovery Channel program Curiosity, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. In this case, university sc...
Urban Studies researcher David Martin part of Detroit Free Press series examining MDOC
David Martin, research associate with Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, comments in parts one and two of a Detroit Free Press series on the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC...
CBS Detroit, AnnArbor.com report WSU, UM get $2.7M federal grant for African-American health research
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’s National Institu...

October 1

CDC funds Wayne State University research to understand and prevent teen dating violence
Poco Kernsmith, associate professor of social work, talked with Craig Fahle about the three-year study that will look at the factors that lead to teen dating violence. The belief is that the resear...
As this (intentional) 727 crash shows, you can survive
Images of a real jetliner crash is included in this USA Today story. It's an intentional crash for the new Discovery Channel program Curiosity, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. In this case, univers...
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,” delivered by Faye M...
Good Morning America features Wayne State professor who crashed airplane for science
Wayne State University professor and biomedical engineering researcher Cynthia Bir specializes in impacts. But her latest project undoubtedly produced the biggest bang of her career. Back in April,...
Urban Studies Director Lyke Thompson guest on WXYZ's Spotlight on the News
Lyke Thompson, director of Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies and political science professor, was a guest on “Spotlight on the News,” hosted by Chuck Stokes. Thompson talked about D...
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