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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—Using innovative approaches to teach chemistry is the theme of a new book that includes a look at how Lawrence Technological University has used pop culture to make complex scientific ideas leap to life.  The book, “Advances in Teaching Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 1: Classroom Innovation and Faculty Development,” includes a chapter written by Sibrina Collins, executive director of ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, November 23, 2020
By Peter J. Provenzano, Jr. Chancellor, Oakland Community College   “Home for the holidays” for college students and their families promises to look different this year; after all it is 2020. While at home, conversations will likely cover a wide-range of topics and perhaps one of the most important is a discussion of the student’s plans for next semester.   While words like “synchronous and ...read more
Categories: Education
Saturday, November 21, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—Gerard M. Anderson says that life can sometimes seem like a random walk—but that with hard work and perseverance, you can “write a story for yourself that you love.”  Anderson, executive chairman at the Detroit utility holding company DTE Energy, was the featured speaker at Lawrence Technological University’s 2020 Commencement exercises, streamed Saturday afternoon on the internet due ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, November 19, 2020
  Oakland University has partnered with the Troy, Mich.-based firm Aquasight LLC to conduct a sewage surveillance program that can track the presence of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in wastewater.   “As we see another wave of the virus sweeping through our state, sewage testing may prove to be an essential tool in providing hospitals the necessary lead time to prepare adequate staffing ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
LANSING, Mich. —As Michigan inches closer to 2021, the uncertainty in the coming months can feel overwhelming. In a year with a still ongoing pandemic that has changed our very way of life and has left us wondering what comes next, the need to stay up to date on changes to legal issues is greater than ever.  Recognizing a need for individuals and businesses alike to stay up to date on the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—The Detroit Public Library has begun letting patrons check out laptop computers, using 200 refurbished Lenovo Yoga laptops donated by Lawrence Technological University.  Library users can check out computers for 90 days by presenting an adult Detroit Public Library card under the program, called “Laptop to Go.”  Tim Chavis, LTU’s recently retired CIO, and LTU’s HelpDesk staff prepared ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, November 16, 2020
SOUTHFIELD—The College of Business and Information Technology at Lawrence Technological University has established a new high-performance computer lab for use in several of the college’s programs, including cybersecurity and finance.  “This new, state-of-the-art computer lab will further increase the quality of the academic experience within the college,” said Bahman Mirshab, CoBIT dean. “The lab ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, November 13, 2020
TROY, Mich., Nov. 13, 2020 — Tom Shafer, CEO of TCF National Bank, will discuss navigating change through mergers and acquisitions as part of Walsh’s Conversations With Leaders series on Nov. 18, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. The complimentary, live virtual event is open to all and will be moderated by Nick Manes of Crain’s Detroit. Reservations are required. Shafer has successfully navigated 26 mergers ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Adam Avery, an assistant professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to research gene mutations associated with Spinocerebellar Ataxia, a degenerative brain disorder that affects motor skills, including balance, coordination and speech.  Adam Avery, an assistant professor in OU's Department of Chemistry, received an NIH grant to research Spinocerebellar Ataxia ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Up to 1,400 laptops available for students who register for 12 or more credits to help with increased technology needs due to COVID-19   OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Nov. 10, 2020 - Oakland Community College is once again providing Dell laptops to its full time students in the upcoming Winter semester. According to Chancellor Peter Provenzano, Jr., OCC is using $1 million from the Coronavirus Aid, ...read more
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
 CONTACT:  University of Detroit Mercy  Gary J. Erwin  Associate Vice President   Marketing & Communications  313-578-0339  erwingj@udmercy.edu    University of Detroit Mercy COVID-19 research project pinpointsoperational impact of virus on hospitals and public health agencies Project offers picture of potential national impact of disease on hospital operationsand points to critical need to ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Government, General News Article
Friday, October 30, 2020
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Oct. 30 2020--Two of the biggest advancements in the automotive industry today are vehicle connectivity and automation. And while the technology in today’s vehicles, such as GPS navigation systems and automatic braking systems, has made the driving experience safer and more enjoyable, a completely autonomous self-driving vehicle could be part of many drivers future ...read more
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
To better serve the needs of transfer students, Oakland University has expanded its partnerships with Oakland Community College and Washtenaw Community College.  A new transfer agreement will help qualified students transition from Oakland Community College to Oakland University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development. The agreement benefits students by increasing the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
TROY, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 — Walsh will host virtual Waiver Wednesdays and program information sessions in November and December for prospective transfer, undergraduate and graduate students.  During virtual Waiver Wednesdays, academic and admissions advisors are available via Zoom or by phone appointment from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday from Nov. 4 through Dec. 30, 2020. The $35 application ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Friday, August 21, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020 –  For the 23rd year, the largest PLM conference in Europe will go virtual on September 2, 2020.  The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium will give attendees access to digital transformation discussions, systems engineering, digital twins, IoT and Industry 4 though leadership presentations. The PROSTEP iVIP Symposium is an international PLM conference offering ...read more
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany - Troy, MI – August 2020  PROSTEP INC and parent company PROSTEP AG are Platinum sponsors at this year’s annual COExperience, now a virtual event held September 14-16, 2020. COE (Community of Experts of Dassault Systemes Solutions) brings together users of Dassault Systemes software and provides unprecedented access to education, training, networking, product influence ...read more
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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Oxford, MI - Barron Industries is exhibiting at the first-ever virtual Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) May 20-21.The Michigan-based manufacturing company joins longstanding partners General Dynamics, MAHLE and more for the 11th annual MDEX sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).  The event is on-line for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
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