Michigan Tech News

August 2009

Amanda Guza

Raindrops and cheering in the woods: Cross country running season kicks off

August 28, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

The atmosphere at Tech’s first cross country meet was low-key, and the trail was soggy. Coach Joe Haggenmiller wasn’t too concerned about finishes by his teams of men and women runners.

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The first line of defense against the flu

Better Safe Than Sorry: Swine Flu Preparation at Michigan Tech

August 27, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Vaccinations, health recommendations and more

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Ski Hill Snow Guns

Gunning for Even Better Skiing: Mt. Ripley Improvements Continue

August 27, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Late August might seem an odd time of the year to discuss skiing, but Nick Sirdenis will chat about the sport and Mont Ripley Ski Hill anytime. In fact, he and his crew are quite busy on this sunny, mid-60s Wednesday, and, in part, it’s El Niño’s fault.

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International Graduate Students

International Graduate Student Applications Continue to Rise at Michigan Tech

August 26, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Unlike graduate schools nationwide, Michigan Tech attracted more international graduate students this year than last.

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Susan Carol McCarthy

Michigan Tech Summer Reading Talk Brings Two Perspectives on Florida’s Racial Violence

August 26, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

 

Susan Carol McCarthy, author of "Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands," and Evangeline Moore, daughter of slain civil rights activists Harry T. and Harriette M. Moore, address Michigan Tech students.

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From left, Students Christina Mishica and Kristen Monahan, with Michelle Bangen

Music with a Message

August 26, 2009
By John Gagnon

Using rock and roll to educate on the risks of drinking

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Lt. Col. James Spence

New Leader Commands Army ROTC Program

August 21, 2009
By John Gagnon

New Leader Commands Army ROTC Program

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US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings 2010

Michigan Tech’s Undergraduate Engineering Ranking Rises

August 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's undergraduate engineering programs rose in the latest US News & World Report rankings, placing 64th in the nation among engineering schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.Environmental Engineering ranked 15th and Materials Science and Engineering ranked 17th nationally.

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Susan Carol McCarthy's

Michigan Tech Summer Reading Focuses on 1950s Racial Violence

August 19, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

First-year students to discuss Susan Carol McCarthy's "Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands"

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Cafe staff

New Cafe Opens in the Library

August 18, 2009
By John Gagnon

Dining Services adds new venue

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Northridge Earthquake

Michigan Tech Hires 7 Multi-disciplinary Computational Innovators

August 18, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has hired seven new faculty members in six different departments to conduct research in computational discovery and innovation. It is the University's second Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative.

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Glenn D. Mroz

President Mroz Hosts Emeriti Faculty

August 13, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

President Glenn Mroz hosted emeriti faculty at a luncheon in their honor.

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Michigan Tech is training automotive engineers in hybrid electric vehicle technology.

GM Gives Michigan Tech 3 Hybrid Vehicles for Research and Education

August 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

GM has given three hybrid vehicles to Michigan Tech for research and education.

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Molecular transistor

Michigan Tech Team Models Molecular Transistor

August 12, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Research team led by physics chair Ravindra Pandey models the ultimate tiny transistor

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Chili Cookoff 2009-Relampago Blanco

Chili Chefs Square Off Over Beans and Meat

August 10, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Chili cooks from Forestry, Accounting Services and Sponsored Programs compete for awards in annual Chili Challenge. 

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Glen Mroz, Jerry Ziarno, and Mark Mitchell

Belly Laughs All Around: The 59ers Remember

August 10, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

It started with certificates and pins awarded to the Class of 1959, as they joined the Golden M's: 50 years or more since graduating. Later, as the microphone was passed around, the stories began.

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Rolf Peterson and Wolves

Tech Talks: Of Wolves and Moose on Isle Royale

August 10, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

In a special Tech Talk during Alumni Reunion 2009, Research Professor Rolf Peterson shared tales and videos of 50 years of wolf-moose research at Isle Royale National Park. 

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Volleyball Coach Gonzalez

Michigan Tech Names Gonzalez Head Volleyball Coach

August 6, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Veteran volleyball coach Orlando Gonzalez has been named head coach of Michigan Tech's volleyball program.

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Firefighter Training

Tech Hosts "Hometown Heroes" Training for Emergency Responders

August 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Emergency responders practice firefighting, handling hazardous materials.

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Volt Electric Hybrid

Michigan Tech Receives $3 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds to Develop Hybrid Electric Curriculum

August 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech will develop undergraduate and graduate hybrid electric curricula with federal stimulus funds.

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Ford Fusion

Michigan Tech Offering Free Course for Auto Engineers on Next-Generation Hybrid, Battery Technologies

August 5, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Detroit-area class to be led by Jeff Naber

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Mackinac Bridge, photo courtesy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority

Former Tech Faculty Member Inducted into Construction Hall of Fame

August 4, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The late Ed Haltenhoff, who served 15 years on Michigan Tech's civil and environmental engineering faculty, was inducted July 29 into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame.

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