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Media Reports for November 2012

November 30

Wayne State to host Sonny Eliot memorial on Dec. 6
Wayne State University has announced it will host a memorial service next week for the late broadcaster Sonny Eliot. The well-known media personality and longtime broadcaster on WWJ-AM (950) radio ...

November 29

Detroit News notes Wayne State part of Noel Night festivities
More than 75 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will s...
Wayne State, Detroit Medical Center test new approach to treatment-resistant hypertension
The Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University's medical school are enrolling patients in a study that tests a new approach to fighting treatment-resistant high blood pressure. The universit...

November 28

WSU professor comments about ground combat in KPCC-FM radio interview
A federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday challenges the Pentagon's long-standing policy barring women from serving in direct combat positions. The 1994 combat exclusion policy bars women from being assig...
Wayne State researcher part of team examining breast cancer treatment choices among women
A new study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown that many women chose to over-treat their breast cancer because of unsubstantiated fears that it may retu...

November 27

New thermoelectric material could be an energy saver
By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of researchers has developed a new thermoelectric material. This is important, they said, because the vast majority of hea...
Revitalization fellow uses her own Detroit experience working with city's youth
A feature story profiles Regina Ann Campbell, who was named as one of 29 Detroit Revitalization Fellows as part of program run by Wayne State University with funding by Kresge Foundation, Ford Foun...
Wayne State environmental law professor is gaining recognition
Nick Schroeck, executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and a 2007 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, is profiled in this article. In May, he received the Recent A...

November 26

Neuroimaging study: Negative messages less effective on those who are substance dependent
What types of public messages will most likely deter drug and alcohol abuse or dissuade people from engaging in risky behavior? Negatively framed messages may not be an effective way to reach those...
Detroit gets a kosher restaurant that attracts a melting pot of customers
This story features a look at the new Gold ‘n’ Greens restaurant located at Wayne State University. It’s the only kosher restaurant in Detroit, and it is attracting a growing customer base. Open we...
Public forums at Wayne State University
During this morning’s newscast, WJR reporter Gene Fogel reported that Wayne State University will be holding the first of three public forums tonight at 5:30 p.m., in the Blue Lecture Hall in Wayne...
"Flashpoint" guest Peter Karmanos notes that the WSU community is one of the safest in the tri-county area
Peter Karmanos, executive chairman of Compuware Corp., was a special guest on an edition of “Flashpoint” hosted by WDIV’s Devin Scillian. During the discussion, Karmanos pointed out that Wayne Stat...
Crain's Detroit reports Wayne State could be eyeing $750M capital campaign goal
Wayne State University may set its sights on a $750 million fundraising goal for its current campaign by 2018, in time to commemorate the public research university's 150th anniversary. The Divisio...

November 25

Deadline soon for Wayne State girls’ tech program
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-GIRL program. T...
WSU noted as a major anchor in Midtown on Fox 2's "Redefining Detroit"
Wayne State University is noted as a major anchor in this feature segment on “Redefining Detroit.”
Marc Kruman discusses Abe Lincoln and the history of Thanksgiving on the Craig Fahle show
WDET’s Craig Fahle spoke with Marc Kruman, professor of History at Wayne State University, and Gregory Sumner, professor of History at the University of Detroit Mercy, about the history of Thanksgi...
BLAC magazine article examining death rate among Detroit seniors includes research from WSU's School of Medicine
A recent study shows more metro Detroiters are confronting severe health problems that they might typically see in their parents. In fact, for many Detroiters, the study says, 50 is the new elderly...

November 23

Jeff Gerritt: Mental care uncured -- Too many with mental illness find torture instead of proper treatment
In the final installment of a series on Michigan's mental health care system, a pilot program at Wayne State University is highlighted. WSU police officers team with mental health workers to reach ...

November 20

$12,000 Metro Health Foundation grant supports WSU nursing scholarships
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. Scholarship recipients will ...
Wayne State receives significant donation for medical students, adult literacy in 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 the university’s...
Wayne State professor part of Craig Fahle Show panel discussion on workplace bullying
Colin Baker, Wayne State University professor of communications, participated in a panel discussion on workplace bullying during The Craig Fahle Show. (cue to about 40 percent)

November 19

Fisher Fund gives TechTown $150K for Brightmoor development
TechTown Monday announced a $150,000 grant from the Marjorie S. Fisher Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The grant will support the nonprofit incubator and accelera...
Blue Cross overhaul makes headway, raises concerns
A proposal that would end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status and transform the organization from a charitable trust of the state to a customer-owned nonprofit is making headway ...
Detroit Free Press article mentions research from WSU's Great Lakes Stem Cell Commercialization Center
Wayne State University’s Great Lakes Stem Cell Commercialization Center is noted in a story about current research being conducted in the field. Researchers at the center are using stem cells to un...
Observer & Eccentric article notes WSU sophomore awarded law scholarship
Rogers Mantese Associates, P.C. recently awarded its Annual Law Scholarship at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University to sophomore Rimah Alwakya. The scholarship was presented d...

November 16

Expert says private email is almost never private
Officials with Google say during the first half of this year the U.S. government requested access to users private Gmail accounts – nearly 8,000 times. The company says it received roughly 20,000 s...
Exploding number of international students at Michigan universities causes both tension and cultural exchange benefits
Two Michigan universities rank in the top 10 nationally for the number of international students, prompting some to praise the state and others to question whether the schools should set aside more...

November 15

Impressions: Analyzing our Home Affordability Study
Lei Ding, assistant professor of urban studies and planning at Wayne State University, offered an analysis of the metro Detroit housing market based on a recent Interest.com Home Affordability Stud...
U.S. appeals court: State's affirmative action ban unconstitutional
A federal appeals court has thrown out Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring, and Michigan's attorney general said he will take the case to the...
Wayne State plant physiologist offers best practices for using garlic in Huffpost Living feature
Suhasini Modem, a PhD in plant physiology at Wayne State University, provides best practices for using garlic. Smash, crush or cut it, and then let it sit for 15 minutes or so before using it. That...
WSU professor comments in Toronto publication NOW about the effects of bullying
Loraleigh Keashly, professor in Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, Department of Communications, and conflict resolution expert, offers comments in this story about t...

November 14

Editorial: Early college programs prove very successful
This editorial supports early college programs in the K-12 districts suggesting that young students are able to “maintain their grip” and “start a career ahead of their peers and to reduce college ...
Kids breathe life into fight against cancer
The instructors leading the free Breath Brake seminar Thursday evening at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be an unexpected bunch — they are all kids fighting cancer. B...
Royal Oak Patch notes five WSU Law School alumnae create endowed scholarship
Five women who graduated from Wayne State’s School of Law in 1998 have built strong careers and nurtured a close friendship for nearly 15 years — and now they’ve joined together to create an endowe...
Forbes Magazine mentions WSU student who placed in Collegiate Inventors Competition
The Collegiate Inventors Competition named the 2012 winners of the annual contest to find the best graduate student and undergraduate inventors in the U.S., choosing from hundreds of entrants from ...
WSU dean, professor participate in WDET panel discussion on the future of healthcare
Barbara Redman, dean of Wayne State University’s College of Nursing; Peter Hammer, WSU law professor; Kate Kohn-Parrott, president and CEO of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council; and John Freem...

November 13

Pure as Pond Ice scores Tweet Award from Accelerate Michigan
Pure As Pond Ice likes to advertise itself as a nonprofit that is "creating a healthier Detroit for youth by using hockey as a tool for life success." It's a motto that has made the Midtown-based o...
Wayne State research on infant massage highlighted in ABC news reports
Research from Wayne State University shows preemies who were massaged three times a day over five days made more effective immune cells, than those who weren't massaged. They also gained a bit more...
C&IT director featured in Symantec's CIO Digest
Robert Hogle, Wayne State University C&IT's director of computer operations support, was recently interviewed for a feature article in Symantec's October 2012 issue of CIO Digest, a quarterly publi...

November 12

Talk of the TechTown
An article features Wayne State University’s Tech Town. Leslie Smith, TechTown CEO, comments extensively in the piece. She sees economic development in basic terms, as "largely a series of deals." ...
Midland Daily News profiles WSU fencer Tiaja Sabrie
Wayne State University senior fencer Tiaja Sabrie is profiled in this story about the three-time letter winner. As a foil for the Warriors fencing team, Sabrie competed in all nine events in 2011, ...
Local media outlets highlight WSU student volunteers kicking off Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign
More than a dozen Wayne State University student volunteers worked early last Thursday morning to help install a giant red kettle at Campus Martius Park in Detroit. Between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m., the ...

November 11

Veteran and WSU grad discusses transition from military
Wayne State University student Steven Patterson discusses his transition from military service in Iraq to civilian life in a feature series honoring veterans.
Digging up the lost Detroit neighborhood that was demolished for the train station
Students from assistant professor Krysta Ryzewski's Archaeological Field Methods course at Wayne State University are searching for the neighborhood that once stood where the ruins of the Michigan ...
WSU begins looking for new president to replace Allan Gilmour
The Wayne State University Board of Governors is beginning the process to replace retiring President Allan Gilmour. The board will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Monday to form a search committe...

November 9

Wayne State running back Toney Davis taking aim at the NFL
Joique Bell was a unique player when he was at Wayne State. But there's another name to keep tabs on. Toney Davis, who will finish up his redshirt junior season Saturday when Wayne State hosts Mich...

November 8

TechTown to host Boston-born marketing hackathon for startups
TechTown Thursday announced that the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, an organization representing Boston’s digital marketing, media and Internet technology community, has selected...

November 7

What’s next for the same-sex marriage movement?
John Corvino, chair of the philosophy department at Wayne State University, wrote in an op-ed that it now appears that pro-equality forces won in all four states where marriage was on the ballot on...
Dems keep reins; voters help WCCCD: College elections
Democrats retained control of the elected boards running the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, while likely picking up a seat on the MSU board, unofficia...
Veterans strive to serve and tell their stories
In honor of Veterans Day, Sunday, the Detroit News highlighted veterans with ties to Wayne State University, who strive to improve the lives of others and, in turn, are enriching their own. Corneli...

November 6

A city lover’s guide to America’s most underrated city
Jay Walljasper, a former travel editor at Better Homes & Gardens and contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler, wrote a piece about his recent tour of Detroit and specifically his connect...
Materials advancements at Wayne State may lead to new, lifesaving steel
A group of researchers in Wayne State University’s College of Engineering has been working to create advanced materials with high-yield strength, fracture toughness and ductility. Their efforts hav...

November 5

College readiness workshops
Wayne State University will be hosting a University Room at Greater Grace Temple/National Scholarship Service College Fair and College Readiness Workshops scheduled 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. WSU ...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards WSU $200K in health grants
Wayne State University announced Friday it had been awarded two Grand Challenges Explorations research grants, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totaling nearly $200,000....
Wayne State's Detroit Revitalization Fellows on WWJ-AM
Rachele Downs, program manager for Wayne State’s Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program (DRFP), talked about the success of DRFP now in its second year. Twenty-nine economic development professiona...
WSU President Allan Gilmour gives New Economy Initiative updates in Crain's Detroit article
Four years after launching the $100 million New Economy Initiative for Southeastern Michigan, the foundations behind it are exploring a second round of funding, with discussions over details such a...

November 4

WSU wins 2-month perinatology extension
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development announced it is awarding a two-month, $2.6 million contract extension to Wayne State University to continue funding...
New book on physics principles by Wayne State professor explains life as we know it
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 from Chaos," by Peter M. ...
Clinton Township Woman's $1 Million Donation to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research at WSU
The Wayne State University School of Medicine now has $1 million more of the tools it needs for research in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer thanks to a Clinton Township woman's recen...

November 2

University board elections draw attention as college costs rise
An increased focus on college costs comes amid news that the average in-state undergraduate tuition for a student at a Michigan public university went from $8,106 in 2007-08 to $10, 416 in 2011-12,...

November 1

Many HIV patients skip medications to drink
In a new study, about half of HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy skipped their medications whenever they were drinking alcohol, an ill-advised behavior that could lead to higher viral loads, re...
Free Press theatre critic says fine acting sustains Hilberry's "Othello"
Theatre critic John Monaghan gives the Hilberry’s new production of “Othello” three out of four stars, lauding the title performance by Edmund Alyn Jones. Additionally, he notes that director Blair...
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