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Archive for August, 2006

Literacy: The Road Map to a Successful Michigan, September 6

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

As part of International Literacy Day, join the Law School for “Literacy: The Road Map to a Successful Michigan: Recognizing the challenge, honoring the advances, supporting families and partners with literacy skills” on Wednesday, September 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Law School Atrium.

The program will include a presentation by keynote speaker Neil Shine, retired publisher and president of the Detroit Free Press and Oakland University journalism professor emeritus as well as a discussion with Gregory Robinson, the marathon runner who will run from Atlanta to Detroit as part of the Run for Literacy Foundation. A networking reception will follow the presentations.

The event is free and open to Wayne State faculty, staff and students. To reserve today or get more information, contact Daphne Ntiri, Ph.D. at or 313.577-4612 or call Kay Flavin at or 313.875-5436

Reduced Library Hours During Intersession

Friday, August 18th, 2006

For the next two weeks, beginning on August 21 and extending to September 3rd, the Undergraduate Library, Purdy/Kresge Library, and Science and Engineering Library will be open reduced hours due to intersession.

The schedule of all three libraries will be:

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wayne State Library and Information Science Student Appointed National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Recent Wayne State Library and Information Science (LIS) Program graduate, Marisa L. Conte, was selected by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as an associate fellow. The program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The associate fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

Conte, a Michigan native, earned her bachelor’s degree in medieval studies from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in library and information science at Wayne State in 2006. “I’m very excited about this opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of skills, technologies and issues affecting the field of health sciences librarianship at the National Library of Medicine,” said Conte. “I’m particularly grateful to the professors and librarians who have been so helpful and supportive during my time at Wayne State.”

The associate fellows program will allow Conte to gain experience in many of the concepts, skills and technologies that are shaping the future of the library and information fields by exploring the role of research and development activities in providing biomedical information services to the health professions and examining current issues and trends affecting the library and information fields.

The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest research library in the biomedical sciences with holdings totaling 5.9 million items. “I’m very pleased that Conte was chosen for such a prestigious program,” said Joseph J. Mika, Director of the LIS Program. “Our health sciences concentration is one of the main strengths of our LIS Program at Wayne State.”

Wayne State Librarian Invited to Compete in X-Games

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Gentlemen, start your engines this Saturday and experience live coverage of Wayne State University Librarian and rally racer, Cindy Krolikowski competing as a co-driver in the X-Games in and around Los Angeles.

“My driver and I had been selected as alternates but one of the other teams dropped out, which meant we were in!” said Krolikowski.

Rally racing is a form of motor competition that takes place on public or private roads with modified or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points, leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies take place on all surfaces and in all conditions: asphalt, gravel, snow and ice, sometimes more than one in a single rally, depending on the course and event.

Krolikowski and driver, Wyeth Gubelmann will be participating in a race on Wednesday, August 2, in Lebec, Calif. After the race, they will pack up and take the car to Los Angeles, where they are slated to run in around a stadium at the Home Depot Center in their Subaru WRX STI. The Los Angeles race will begin at 2 p.m. PST, with local television coverage to begin at 2 p.m. EST. The coverage will include edited portions of Wednesday’s race as well as live coverage of that day’s event.