2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner John Luther Adams to Present Today

John Luther Adams was just awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for Music yesterday!

The Rosza Center is proud to host Adams as he speaks in a panel discussion at 10 a.m. in the Rozsa Lobby and for a lecture in the Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. The Alaskan composer will present "What Science and Art Have to Say to Each Other." Both events are free.

According to the website, the Pulitzer was "awarded to 'Become Ocean,' by John Luther Adams, premiered on June 20, 2013, by the Seattle Symphony, a haunting orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts of melting polar ice and rising sea levels (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)."

Also on the website, the Pulitzer is awarded "for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year."

For more information on Adams, visit johnlutheradams.com.

More on the Rozsa Center website.

Nominations Sought for the Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture

Nominations are sought for individuals to present the Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture. This lecture honors professor Richard E. Honrath, faculty member of the civil and environmental engineering and geological/mining engineering and sciences departments, and a founding faculty member of the atmospheric sciences doctoral program. Honrath died in a tragic kayaking accident five years ago. The memorial lecture honors his legacy, and is presented as part of the RSI seminar series in the fall term. Nominations of on/off campus individuals are invited.

Please provide nominee name(s), affiliation(s) and a brief description as to how the nominee provides recognition of Dr. Honrath's legacy to Judith Perlinger (jperl@mtu.edu), Richard E. Honrath Memorial Fund Steward, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, by May 2.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to making a concerted effort to raise awareness about and prevent sexual violence.

Title IX is a law that prohibits discrimination on the bases of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

What do you do if you are made aware that a student, co-worker, friend or employee is dealing with any of the above instances?

You must report the incident as soon as you are made aware. Below are resources for reporting:
* Where to get help
* Complaint and action guidelines for students
* Complaint and action guidelines for faculty, staff and visitors

Faculty Recognized by Fraternities and Sororities

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On April 13, about 250 students gathered for the 2014 Greek Life Awards in the MUB Ballroom. This is the eighth year of the awards ceremony, but it was the first year for the Outstanding Faculty Award to be included in the program.

Order of Omega, the Greek Life Honor Society that coordinates the awards, wanted to find a way to recognize the faculty members that the students consider to be the most outstanding. There are almost 500 students in fraternities and sororities at Michigan Tech, and Order of Omega really wanted to emphasize that this award would be coming directly from the students.

When writing a nomination, students were asked to consider faculty who
* Are dedicated to supporting students and helping them succeed academically
* Demonstrate a passion for teaching and/or research
* Use innovative teaching methods
* Promote academic integrity among students

The following faculty members were nominated by members of the Greek community and were recognized at the 2014 Greek Life Awards Ceremony:
* Mari Buche (SBE)
* William Sproule (CEE)
* John Durocher (Bio Sci)
* Jeremy Shannon (GMES)
* Marika Seigel (HU)

These nominations were written by individual students and were supported by an entire fraternity or sorority. In the end, the Outstanding Faculty Award was presented to Jeremy Shannon. Congratulations to all five of these faculty members and thank you for inspiring and motivating students.

Tech Students' Design Expo Thursday

Michigan Tech's College of Engineering will host its annual Design Expo on Thursday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the third floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. The public is welcome.

Dozens of Senior Design teams will be on hand, along with more than 20 Enterprise teams, to showcase their projects, which range from making wood-based synthetic gasoline to developing a skin patch to fight sunburn.

Senior Design teams usually work for one year on an intensive project within their major. Enterprises undertake longer-term projects, often involving students from many majors. Enterprise teams typically prepare for intercollegiate competitions or develop businesses based on student innovations.

Summer Hours Announced

Starting Monday, May 5, the University shifts to its summer schedule. The general hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All offices must be staffed during those hours.

Employees are expected to fulfill their usual full-time or part-time obligations. Your actual work schedule must be approved by your supervisor. Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 18.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Friday

Monica Hinds, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University, will present “Endothelialization of Vascular Biomaterials” Friday, April 18, at 3 p.m., in M&M U113. If you are interested in meeting with Hinds Thursday or Friday morning, email jlschaef@mtu.edu for an appointment.

This seminar is being partially funded by the Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series, which is funded by the President's Office and a grant to the Office for Institutional Equity for the State of Michigan's King Chavez Parks Initiative.

SBE Brown Bag Lunch Presentation Wednesday

The School of Business and Economics will host a presentation by James and Dolores Trethewey Professor Dean Johnson and assistant professor Junhong Min titled "The Role of Customer Relationship Marketing in Finance Decision: the Effect of Ban," at noon, Wednesday, April 16, in AOB 101.

Job Posting

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In the News

Provost Max Seel was quoted in an article about increasing numbers of international students in upper Midwest universities, published in the FedGazette, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Seel talked about why Michigan Tech has attracted its large number of international students.

CBS Detroit and its Technology Report published news of assistant professor Mo Rastgaar's National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award for his work on developing a better-working prosthetic foot.

On the Road

Jonathan Robins (SS), assistant professor, recently presented a paper on the history of chemical engineering in the edible oils and fats industry at the 2014 Gordon Cain Conference. The conference, hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, focused on "Chemistry and Global History."