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Media Reports for January 2013

January 31

Factoring the factors in Detroit’s mayoral race
An article examining the campaigns of the various candidates seeking to be Detroit’s next mayor notes that State Rep. Fred Durhal has been garnering support from Wayne State University Board of Gov...
From Hooves to Horsepower: The Birth of Modern Detroit
Jack Lessenberry, journalism lecturer at Wayne State University, describes an era in which Detroit became a modern industrial city with an increasingly complex society – even before Ford started ti...
CBS Detroit notes WSU Law School 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’s open house se...
University Research Corridor adds $15.5B to Michigan economy
The Michigan University Research Corridor (URC) helped create $2.6 billion in added economic impact in Michigan compared to similar figures released in 2007, according to a report released by the n...
Crain's: Greater Detroit Area Health Council to manage grant-funded WSU health-access program
The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC), a Wayne State University program, announced Jan. 18 it had selected the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) to manage its Southeast Regi...

January 30

Dearborn Times-Herald review lauds Hilberry Theatre's "Detroit" production
The Hilberry Theatre opened the new year with the Michigan premiere of “Detroit,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist play by Lisa D’Amour. In this review, the show’s production values are reported to be top...
Patch.com calls Anthony Bass' baseball camp at WSU a "huge success"
The first Anthony Bass baseball camp at Wayne State University was a "huge success," according to wsuathletics.com. About 70 pitchers grades three to 12 attended the camp on Saturday to learn pitch...
Science Daily highlights WSU researcher studying ants' behavior as model for product development
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 behavior of ants may ...

January 29

Shapiro: Electric cars just don't make sense - yet
Howard N. Shapiro, a retired professor of Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University, opined about electric cars writing that all-electric cars just don’t make sense. “I also know that no ...
Karmanos Cancer Institute's SoftVue system under FDA review for market clearance
SoftVue, the whole breast ultrasound imaging device created by two scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, is currently undergoing r...
WSU student, fitness instructor comments in Detroit News feature examining popularity of yoga
The Yoga Journal's 2012 Yoga in America study found the number of people practicing yoga has increased by nearly 30 percent in the last four years. The initial 2008 survey accounted for 15.8 millio...

January 28

Merit Network completes upgrade for UM, MSU, Wayne State research
Merit Network Inc. announced today that they have completed a scheduled equipment upgrade on the MiLR (Michigan LambdaRail) fiber ring. The upgrade took place Jan. 3-5, and included installation of...
Mysteries of the Mind: Researchers take aim at schizophrenia's thinking problems
The schizophrenic brain is hobbled by three problems -- delusions, hallucinations and thinking difficulties. And even though most people associate the disease with hearing voices and being afflicte...
WSU's Street Medicine Detroit featured in USA Today's college edition
A Wayne State program called Street Medicine Detroit is part of a growing international movement known as street medicine, where doctors take medical care to homeless people who need it but who are...
Crain's Detroit highlights CompStat initiative, WSU Police Department
Community stakeholders and small and big businesses are fighting crime in some innovative ways -- especially in Midtown and parts of downtown -- with data-driven approaches to crime investigations ...

January 27

Wayne State docs seek method to ID women at high risk of stroke
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 education grant. T...
Arab American News reports WSU receives $389,000 grant to research lung disease
This month, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded a more than $389,000 grant to Wayne State University to research lung ...
CBS Detroit feature highlights doctoral student who followed engineering prof to Wayne State
For doctoral student Kapil Patki, the opportunity to work with structural engineering expert and professor Christopher Eamon was enough to make him want to pursue his passion at Wayne State Univers...

January 25

Is Alzheimer's disease the default diagnosis for confused elders?
Alzheimer's organizations have worked diligently to raise public awareness of the disease. The downside of this awareness, however, is that even doctors can jump to possibly faulty conclusions when...

January 24

Public suggestions sought for proposed bike sharing program in Detroit
A feasibility study on establishing a bike sharing system in Detroit is now under way, and Wayne State University and other backers are asking the public to weigh in on where to locate rental kiosk...
Forbes article examining women in combat includes comments from Wayne Law professor and author Kingsley Browne
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to allow women to serve in military combat roles, reversing a 1994 policy that excluded women from serving in combat units. Kingsley Browne, professor at ...
Lansing State Journal article notes 3 WSU Press titles among Michigan's notable books to be celebrated
Book titles were recently released, and the winners will be celebrated with an April 27 event at the Library of Michigan. Among the criteria: Books must have some Michigan connection such as author...
WSU's Michigan Area Health Education Center selects Greater Detroit Area Health Council to host Southeast Regional Center
The Michigan Area Health Education Center (M-AHEC), a program of Wayne State University, has selected the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) to manage its Southeast Regional Center. In thi...
Danialle Karmanos to resign from WSU Board of Governors
Wayne State University Board of Governors member Danialle Karmanos will resign from the board on Feb. 1, the school announced today. She began her eight-year term on Jan. 1, 2011. She said in a sta...

January 23

WDIV notes Wayne State's Adopt-A-Classroom donations to local schools
In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Wayne State University is giving back to the community through the Adopt-A-Classroom program. The university donated $1,000 grants to five Detroi...
MLK Day of Service news reports highlight WSU's volunteer efforts
Hundreds of Detroit Public Schools alumni returned to DPS buildings for the district's first MLK Day of Service. Eighty-four volunteers from Wayne State University's football team, community member...
Michigan's three largest research universities top $2B in annual R&D spending
Michigan's three largest public universities surpassed $2 billion in combined annual research and development spending, and together have created 600,000 alumni earning nearly one-sixth of all wage...

January 22

Media outlets across the state cover M-1 rail announcement at Wayne State
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood on Friday came to town with a $25 million check to help fund construction of the rail system, which would run along M-1, Woodward Ave., between Detroit’s do...
Craig Fahle show features SOM's Street Medicine Detroit program
In 2012 a group of Wayne State University School of Medicine Students partnered with Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) to found a Detroit chapter of Street Medicine, a Pittsburg-based medical...

January 18

Feds keep Detroit rail line project on track
The federal government is giving tens of millions of dollars to Detroit for a new inner-city rail line. And government officials predict the investment will bring badly-needed jobs to the entire Me...

January 17

NEI transforming region, embracing diverse communities
Since its inception in 2008, The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has sought to leverage $100 million pooled from 10 leading philanthropic organizations and businesses to reshape and redefine the econo...
Schools promote research as auto industry boost
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University have been showing how their combined efforts have contributed to some of the technological advances...
Now that a framework for Detroit Future City has been built, will it work?
After more than a year of public meetings and discussions, a "Framework" has been drafted for Detroit Future City, also known as the Detroit Works Project. Wayne State University Professor of Law P...
Wayne State police ensuring safety in Midtown
Channel 7’s Dave LewAllen featured a story for a Detroit 2020 segment on safety in Midtown and Wayne State University. LewAllen talked with Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt about the Universit...
M-1 rail funding announcement scheduled at WSU
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will make "a major funding announcement" at 9:30 a.m. Friday that's expected to be $25 million for the private-public Woodward Avenue streetcar project. His...
Dateline Detroit segment highlights vehicle safety research at WSU's bioengineering center
During a Dateline Detroit segment, WDIV medical expert Dr. Frank McGeorge visits Wayne State University’s bioengineering center to explore current research in automotive safety. King Yang, professo...
Simon Ng comments in Christian Science Monitor article examining the future of electric cars
The Detroit auto show features alternative energy as Cadillac, Nissan and Mercedes display new electric or hybrid vehicles affirming advocates' hopes for a battery-powered future. Despite the displ...

January 16

At Detroit auto show, electric vehicles still make a splash
An article examines the likelihood of electric vehicles – still largely a niche product – becoming mainstream among car buyers. According to Simon Ng, director of the National Biofuels Energy Labor...
Wayne State University biotech startup Advaita receives prestigious NIH CAP award
Advaita Corp., a spinout company from Wayne State University, was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s Commercialization Assistance Program. CAP is a specialized technical...
Vancouver Sun highlights Word Warriors Top 10 list with Jerry Herron
Wayne State University is advocating for revival in its annual roundup of vocabulary on the brink of obsolescence – the Word Warriors Top 10 list. The Wayne Warriors team, who’ve been likened to a ...

January 15

Detroit Free Press notes WSU employee Michael Colburn winner of Detroit Pistons fan contest
Wayne State University employee Michael Colburn read his e-mail a few days after Christmas and at first couldn't believe his eyes. A message from Palace Sports & Entertainment told him he was heade...
Tigers' winter caravan to stop by WSU's Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
The Detroit Tigers today announced their itinerary for their annual winter caravan, which makes publicity stops around the state. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, manager Jim Leyland, coache...
Newly elected board member Kim Trent highlighted in feature about Delta Sigma Theta sorority
Kim Trent, who was recently elected to the Wayne State University Board of Governors, is highlighted in a feature story about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Trent, who works as a student recruitment m...

January 14

Mawkish, troglodytes among words Wayne State seeks to save from extinction
While one university seeks to banish words, another wants to save some from the brink of extinction. Wayne State University unveiled Thursday its annual list of the top 10 most useful – and underus...
Local sports reports highlight WSU basketball team's winning streak
History continues to be made at Wayne State. The men's basketball team coasted to a 90-56 victory over Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, to remain unbeaten in league play. The Warriors h...
Observer & Eccentric article notes WSU's partnership in Building Healthy Communities Program
Kids at Cleveland Elementary in Livonia are eating healthier and moving more, thanks in part to a $30,000 grant to fight childhood obesity. Cleveland was one of 20 Michigan elementary schools award...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gov. Rick Snyder expected at WSU for M-1 light rail announcement
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the M-1 light rail street car group "has done everything I asked them do" and said he would make a "very significant" announcement on Friday. LaHood and Mic...

January 13

Terry Margolis appointed to new role at Wayne State University
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 campaign director. Sh...
Media outlets highlight WSU's annual list of '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 of the year’s ...

January 10

The 313 Project and Aprons In Action
Craig Fahle spoke with Aisa Villarosa Berg, president of The 313 Project, and Drew Mast, Wayne State University Law School alum and member of The 313 Project Advisory Board, about their progress in...
SOM's Faris El-Khider offers flu fighting tips on WXYZ's Health Edge
Faris El-Khider of the Wayne State University School of Medicine spoke with Channel 7’s Carolyn Clifford about flu fighting strategies. Medical experts say there is concern that the current flu sea...
John Woodard quoted in Prevention magazine article examining cognitive engagement and bilingualism
A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that older subjects who are in the habit of speaking two languages use less energy as they alternate between mental tasks. By using brain ...
WSU law professor honored with President's Award for Excellence
Ann Arbor resident and law professor Michael McIntyre was honored with Wayne State University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Service. The award was presented to McIntyre Dec. 17 during a lun...

January 9

Urban Planning Chair Robin Boyle comments in Detroit Free Press article examining Detroit Future City plan
As Detroit officials consider acting on a new plan that would focus future resources on highly populated areas and offer incentives to residents to move out of largely vacant ones, they should stud...
WSU aging expert quoted in MSNBC report about bilingual seniors
A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that older subjects who are in the habit of speaking two languages use less energy as they alternate between mental tasks. John Wo...

January 8

Wayne State study analyzing traffic safety at intersections highlighted by several Michigan media outlets
A Wayne State University researcher is helping lead a federally funded study that seeks to make intersections safer. Civil engineering assistant professor Timothy Gates is the lead investigator on ...
Media outlets give kudos to 313 Project founded by WSU law students
Hoping to make 2013 a great year for residents, a group of local lawyers says Detroit is a great city to invest in. The group started out as Wayne State University law students who got involved in ...
Michigan Chronicle article examines WSU researcher's study on problem gambling
In a recent paper published in the American Journal on Addictions, researchers from Wayne State University compared treatment- and community-recruited pathological gamblers. According to David M. L...

January 7

Wayne State expands with Detroit renewable’s energy network
Detroit Thermal LLC, owner and operator of the downtown Detroit district energy steam system, today announced the 25-year commitment by Wayne State University to Detroit Thermal’s renewable steam n...
WSU psychiatry professor's op ed examining mental health care published
Dr. Gerald A. Shiener, assistant professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University, wrote an opinion piece calling for modernizing the old Northville Psychiatric Hospital site into a state-of-the-a...
SOM's Street Medicine Detroit highlighted in Detroit Free Press article
Wayne State University School of Medicine students are participating in Street Medicine Detroit, a program that takes doctors-to-be out of the clinic and into the city treating homeless people in t...
Detroit Free Press column puts spotlight on WSU's new Mort and Brigitte Harris Office for Adult Literacy
Wayne State University has announced plans for its new Mort and Brigitte Harris Office for Adult Literacy, which will train students to become tutors and teach tutors to train others. It will work ...

January 6

Washington Post feature notes WSU art student's work with Syrian children
The uprising in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad, now in its 21st month, is having a profound and often disturbing effect on children in the region. Parents and humanitarian organizations ar...
Detroit News article highlights Allan Gilmour's tenure as WSU President
A front page feature story chronicles the accomplishments and challenges during the tenure of President Allan Gilmour. One of the first challenges he tackled was the school's graduation rate. He ap...

January 4

LeDuff: The NYC and LA crime fighting models
David Martin, research associate at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, is quoted in columnist Charlie LeDuff’s opinion piece on fighting crime in Detroit. "We need to change the dyn...
Computer network upgrades to put Wayne State researchers in fast lane
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 federal grant. Davi...

January 3

Purchasing Managers December index shows growth in production, jobs
The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dipped one-tenth of a point in December to 51.8 from 51.9 in November. “The Southeast Michigan PMI has maintained a value over 50 for 33 of the past...
Jocelyn Benson announces Military Spouses of Michigan invited to Presidential Inauguration Parade
Jocelyn Benson, Wayne State University Law School interim dean, talks about the Military Spouses of Michigan (MSoM) receiving an invitation to walk in the 21st Presidential Inauguration Parade to b...
WSU psychology professor discusses antisocial behavior in adopted children on Craig Fahle Show
Christopher Trentacosta, Wayne State University assistant professor of psychology, believes both nature and nurture appear to be significant factors in early antisocial behaviors of adopted childre...

January 2

Oakland Press highlights WSU law alumni and friends who created scholarship fund
Oakland Press, 12/24 By Monica Drake After meeting 17 years ago, five local friends made a pact that, no matter where they live, they will meet for dinner once a month. Through marriages, divor...
Wayne State University professor awarded fellowship in science
Stephanie Brock of Ferndale, a chemistry professor at Wayne State University, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is an honor bestowed by her pe...

January 1

Company targeting police, bounty hunters with safer ammo
Executives with a Boise-based company are poised to begin marketing a new type of ammunition specifically for law enforcement teams and designed to avoid causing serious or fatal injuries to their ...
Wayne State represents Michigan in EcoCAR 2 national hybrid engineering competition
Engineer Idan Regev loves the feeling he gets when things he builds perform well. As a part of the Wayne State University team participating in the “EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future” competition...
WSU's biomed research building noted in Crain's year-end review of tech advancements
In a year-end review of technology advancements, Wayne State University is noted as it announced that it would build a $93 million, 200,000-square-foot biomed research center on the site of the for...
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