Candidates Sought for Diaspora Programs

International Programs and Services at Michigan Tech has been approached by the Institute of International Education which is seeking applicants for two exciting scholar exchange programs. 

Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP)

This program offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics residing in the U.S. and Canada. Selected fellows will collaborate with African universities on projects of 14-90 days in the areas of curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. Projects are available in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. For more information see the CADFP webpage. The cutoff date for application review is Dec. 8.

Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP)

Similar to the CADFP, this program seeks projects conducted in Greece for between 14 and 60 days, with one visit by a Greek-born Scholar who lives in the United States or Canada and works in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries. Cutoff date for application review is Sept. 1. Visit the GDFP webpage for more information.

 

Deadline Extended for 2016 Amazing Challenge

​Due to minimal participation, the deadline for the 2016 Amazing Challenge has been extended to 5 p.m. ​today​. In order to proceed with the Amazing Challenge as scheduled on Saturday July 30, we need a minimum of four additional teams to register.
 
While the Amazing Challenge can be a competitive race for many teams, it can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace. Teams are limited to up to four adults, although for teams made up of families with children, we do allow more than four members. Gather together your friends and family to partake in this fun event.
 
If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Amazing Challenge, you may register here. Contact Benefit Services at benefits@mtu.edu or 7-2517 should you have any questions.
 
We hope you will join us on this fun-filled day.
 

Seminar to Focus on Infectious Diseases

Kelly Kamm, a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at SUNY-Buffalo will present "Low Technology Interventions to Prevent Infectious Diseases in High-risk Populations," at 1 p.m. Monday (July, 25) in Dow 875.

Globally, 30 percent of deaths each year are due to communicable, maternal, perinatal or nutritional causes. Additionally, the large number of non-fatal episodes of these conditions has long-term health and economic impacts on individuals and communities.

The distribution of these conditions is based on individual, environmental and societal factors. Isolated, rural, poor or institutionalized populations often bear the burden of infectious diseases but have limited personal or political power to affect change.

Low technology solutions, such as access to adequate volumes of safe drinking water, functional sanitation facilities, improvements in hand hygiene and dietary changes can reduce the incidence or severity of many infectious diseases.

Using examples from studies in high-risk populations in Kenya, Bangladesh and the U.S., Kamm will discuss developing feasible, scalable interventions to improve hand hygiene, as well as the need for monitoring and evaluating the programs to determine the extent of behavior change and health impact in the target population.

 

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, July 22, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. For more information regarding staff positions call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Library Assistant 6, Van Pelt & Opie Library. UAW Internal and External Posting 7/22/2016 – 7/28/2016. External applications will not be reviewed until after all internal applications. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

In the News

KBJR-TV Channel 6 (NBC) in Duluth broadcast a story about students from Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Program Rail and Intermodal Transportation Institute visiting rail yards in Superior, Wisconsin. Read the story here.

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Joshua Pearce's (MSE/ECE) work on alternative foods during global catastrophes was covered in Science.

Reminders

Japanese Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Japanese food is on tap at today's Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite from the library. 

The menu includes Chicken Teriyaki, Salad with Wafu (Japanese vinaigrette) dressing and Japanese Cheesecake.

Cost is $6.95 for a full meal. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.