Michigan Tech News

2009 Archive

David House

Philanthropic Support for Michigan Tech Continues Strong

October 8, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Philanthropic support for Michigan Tech continues strong, with several recent gifts including one to endow a new House Professorship and another bringing varsity women's soccer to the University.

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Women's soccer

Gift Establishes Varsity Women's Soccer at Michigan Tech

October 8, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The generosity of a longtime donor is bringing varsity women's soccer to Michigan Tech.

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Mike Gibson

Transplanted Liver Cells Hold Hope for Treating Inherited Diseases

October 8, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Mike Gibson has spent most of his professional life trying to better understand genetic metabolic disorders that arise in children. With that knowledge, he is working to develop treatments in mice--including liver-cell transplants--that could one day be used to treat a variety of liver-based illnesses in people.

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Amanda Taylor

Vacationing with Nuclear Reactors

October 7, 2009
By Karina Jousma

A Tech undergrad who hopes for a career in alternative energy scores an internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Schmohz Brewery

Alums Team up to Engineer a Better Beer

October 6, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech alumni are brewing and selling beer in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

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Homecoming Powderpuff

Homecoming Powderpuff 2009: Fair Play and Aerial Assaults

October 6, 2009
By Dennis Walikainen

It was the 2009 edition of the traditional Homecoming Powderpuff football game, and the action was spirited. There were a couple of differences, though: the cheerleaders were male, some in long dresses, and the players were women.

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Premedical students at Michigan Tech

Michigan State Announces Early Assurance Program for Michigan Tech Premedical Students

October 2, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Michigan Technological University entered into an agreement today that provides a link between premedical students at Michigan Tech and MSU’s medical school.

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Restored Prairie Grasslands

In Search of Wildlife-friendly Biofuels: Are Native Prairie Plants the Answer?

October 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The unintended consequence of crop-based biofuels may be the loss of wildlife habitat, particularly that of the birds who call this country's grasslands home. One solution: Use diverse native prairie plants to produce bioenergy instead of a single agricultural crop like corn.

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Gala Latina 2008

Gala Latina! Music, Dance (and Even Free Lessons)

September 30, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Learn salsa, merengue and cumbia and then dance to the most exhilarating music on the planet.

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Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity, helped stage the Career Fair. From left: Jonathan  Clifton, Shandre Huff, Keshon Moorehead, and Tom Brindley.

Career Fair Is All About Prospects

September 30, 2009
By John Gagnon

Students, companies compare notes for job opportunities at Tech's fall Career Fair.

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