Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

2009 Hall of Fame members

Seven Added to Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame

November 10, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech inducted seven new members into its Sports Hall of Fame during a recent ceremony on campus.

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Michigan Tech's Robert Froese in a stand of poplars

Michigan Tech, Michigan State Sign Biofuel Research Contract with Frontier Renewable Resources

November 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research at Michigan Tech and Michigan State Universities will support development of the state's first cellulosic ethanol plant in the eastern UP.

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Wind power - part of the next generation of energy

Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiatives Seek Energy, Health Faculty

November 5, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

A worldwide search is on for outstanding energy and health researchers to fill up to 20 new tenure-track positions at Michigan Tech.

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Michigan Tech, Portage Health Offer Medical Discount to Peace Corps Students

November 4, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Portage Health will provide up to a 30 percent discount on required medical exams and tests for Peace Corps Master's International program students at Michigan Tech.

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Isle Royale National Park, where moose carcasses, like the one on which wolves are feeding in the lower map, produce pulses of nutrients that affect soil fertility, decomposition, and the nutrition of plants growing nearby.

Wolves, Moose and Biodiversity: An Unexpected Connection

November 2, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. Surprisingly, this classic predator-prey interaction makes a major impact on biodiversity.

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Golf Course in fall

2009 was Fine, but Golf Course Seeks Constant Improvement

October 30, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Beginning with the Par and Grill restaurant, Mark Maroste, manager of the Portage Lake Golf Course, says it was a very good season. But he has even more planned for the future.

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Proposed Memorial Grove at Michigan Tech

Memorial Grove at Michigan Tech: Planting a Green, Living Memorial

October 30, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

With the help of a dedicated community volunteeer, Michigan Tech is launching a campaign to plant a Memorial Grove at the east entrance to campus along Highway 41.

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Sparky, a barred owl

Birds of Prey at Michigan Tech Thursday, Oct. 29

October 28, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The public is invited to drop by between 5 and 8:30 p.m. to see raptors up close and talk with experts.

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Nasser Alaraje heads a new robotics initiative in School of Technology

School of Technology Plans New Robotics Program

October 28, 2009
By John Gagnon

School of Technology Developing New Program in Robotics and Industrial Automation

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Forest science PhD student Tara Bal

Grad Student Takes Aim at Sugar Maple Dieback

October 26, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

PhD student Tara Bal uses an unorthodox method to collect leaves from the treetops.

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