Michigan Tech News

2014 Archive

Guiliang Tang aims to decode the genetics of food crops, leading to more productive, disease-resistant varieties. Thinkstock photo

Tang Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Enhance Knowledge of Crop Genetics

July 11, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

A step toward tougher plants and bigger harvests,

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William Jackson '58 and his grandchildren, Cole and Robin, cut the ceremonial ribbon dedicating the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, while Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz looks on. Photo: Bryana Riutta, brockit inc.

Jackson Center Dedication Ceremonies Held Monday

July 8, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

The center rings together a suite of technological tools to enhance teaching, learning, learning assessment and student evaluations.

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Ellen Raymond, center, donated her father-in-law's memorabilia from nearly a century ago to the Michigan Tech Archives at the suggestion of her friend, Sharon Eklund, left. Archivist Beth Russell called the gifts

Family Treasures from a Bygone Age Find a Home in the Michigan Tech Archives

July 8, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Artifacts date from World War I and the Michigan College of Mines

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Chinese students and their dragon march in the Parade of Nations.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Parade of Nations

July 7, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Parade of Nations gears up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in September. 

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Tolou Shokuhfar

Study of Key Biomolecule Earns Tolou Shokuhfar CAREER Award

July 1, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Her new technique lets her observe ferritin's behavior  at the atomic level and gain insight into how it malfunctions and causes disease.

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Kalvin Hartwig

"This Is Who I Am"—Preserving Indigenous Identity in a Mainstream Culture

July 1, 2014
By Danny Messinger

Through his new film, alumnus Kalvin Hartwig hopes to inspire indigenous youth to celebrate their heritage.

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Rhianna Williams, a Michigan Tech master's degree student and OSM/VISTA volunteer, teaches children to test water quality in a Riverwatch program in Colorado.

Graduate Student's VISTA Broadens as She Earns a Degree Through Volunteer Service

June 27, 2014
By Monica Lester

A special program enables graduate students to pursue a master's degree while doing community service around the US.

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Before There Was C, There Was N: How Humans Derailed the Nitrogen Cycle and Are Trying to Put It Back on Track

June 27, 2014
By Marcia Goodrich

Hugh Gorman's look at humanity's effort to lighten its nitrogen footprint.

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Michigan Tech graduate student Alida Mau carrying an instrument used to measure photosynthesis up a mountain in Luquillo Experimental Forest, part of the El Yunque National Forest. Ohoto: Tana Wood

Will Climate Change Hurt Tropical Rainforests? Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on Puerto Rican Forest

June 26, 2014
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech tree physiologist leads study of the effects of climate change on tropical rainforests. 

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Yue Li in front of the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland

Michigan Tech Earthquake Expert Wants to Make Nuclear Power Plants Safer

June 25, 2014
By Erika Vichcales

A Michigan Tech civil engineering professor is working in Finland to address earthquake threats to nuclear power plants. 

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