Michigan Tech News

September 2010

Michigan Tech Kicks Off $200 Million Capital Campaign

September 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

With $125 million already donated, Michigan Tech has launched the public phase of a $200 million capital campaign.

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Mechanical Engineering Alumni Endow Three Associate Professorships at Michigan Tech

September 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Jeff Allen, L. Brad King and Jeff Naber today received endowed associate professorships in mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics. The donors are ME-EM alumni John Calder and Ron Starr. 

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The new residential apartment building has been named Hillside Place.

Michigan Tech Names New Residential Apartment Building Hillside Place

September 30, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Board of Control voted today to name the University's new residential apartment building Hillside Place.

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Terry Woychowski, at right, a Tech alumnus and vice president of General Motors, presents President Glenn Mroz with a contribution from the GM Foundation.

General Motors Gives More Support to Michigan Tech

September 29, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

General Motors has donated more to Michigan Tech, raising its total support over more than three decades to $8.3 million.

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A graduate students works in the lab.

National Research Council Rates PhD Programs

September 28, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies today released a comparison of more than 5,000 doctoral programs at 212 universities across the nation, including Michigan Technological University.  The assessment of graduate programs  rated 12 PhD programs at Michigan Tech, giving highest marks to two in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science: forest molecular genetics and biotechnology and forest science.

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Hot Topic in the Earth Sciences: The Mantle Plume Model and Siberian “Traps”

September 22, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech geophysicist Aleksey Smirnov, has made a major discovery about the origin of the so-called "Siberian traps."

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Through RAINN Day, Michigan Tech partners with RAINN to fight sexual assault

Fight Sexual Assault, Participate in RAINN Day Sept. 23

September 16, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Events include a women's self-defense demonstration, SAVE the Day and more 

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Three festive participants in the 2009 Parade of Nations.

Parade of Nations Set for Saturday, Sept. 18

September 15, 2010
By Danny Messinger

"Many Nations—One Heart"

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Michigan Tech Professor Named Distinguished Educator by Concrete Institute

September 15, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Ahlborn honored for her contributions to the educational mission of the precast concrete structures industry.

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Diversity is increasing at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Enrollment Exceeds Expectations: Diversity and Graduate Student Numbers Increase

September 9, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's 2010 fall enrollment has topped projected numbers, including more graduate students and a more diverse student body. 

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Mark Vande Haar combines verse-writing and medical science.

Ode to a Fibrin Polymer--How a Student's Verse Made the Clinical Chemistry Journal

September 9, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

A clinical lab science student's limerick is published in the The Clinical Chemistry Journal.

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Aunting: Book Illuminates Why Aunts Matter

September 9, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Humanities Professor Patty Sotirin's research explores aunts' roles in raising nieces and nephews.

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Charlie Kerfoot and a quagga

Death of the “Doughnut”: How Quaggas Are Casting a Pall on the Lake Michigan Fishery

September 2, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

Something has been eating Charlie Kerfoot’s doughnut, and all fingers point to a European mollusk about the size of a fat lima bean.

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Phragmites australis, the common reed, is invading Great Lakes wetlands and beaches.                                  Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989

Michigan Tech Research Institute Maps Spread of Invasive Reed in Great Lakes Basin

September 2, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Tech Research Institute is mapping the spread of an invasive reed with a taste for the wetlands and beaches of the Great Lakes.

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