The Secret History of Galectin-3

Sugar-loving molecules like galectin-3 and glycosaminoglycan binding proteins drive many important biological functions. Tarun Dam (Chem) has shown in a new study published in Biochemistry that galectin-3's role is more expansive than previously expected.

Read more about how this insight could affect research on cancer growth, neural growth and white blood cell activities.

Michigan Tech Preschool Registration Sept. 7

The Michigan Tech Preschool is now enrolling 3-5 year olds for the 2016-2017 school year.

Registration is Sept. 7 and classes will begin Sept. 12. Michigan Tech Preschool is a fully-licensed, non-profit cooperative preschool open to all members of the community.

You can get more information and download a registration packet online or call 7-2720.


Summer Hours End 

Summer Hours will end on Sunday, Aug. 14. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, the University will return to regular office hours. 
The regular hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.​

IT Connect

HuskyCard Printing Events for Orientation Week

Orientation is coming. In the next few weeks there will be a lot of new students on campus. Many of you will likely assist students and answer questions.
One of the top initial questions asked is where they can pick up HuskyCards. Direct students to the MUB Ballrooms at the following times:
  • Friday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. -noon

Students can expedite the process of picking up their HuskyCard by pre-submitting their HuskyCard photo to

Thank you for helping us welcome new students during Orientation week. If you or the students have any questions about HuskyCard printing, contact us at or call 7-1111.

New Funding

Paula Zermeno (SFRES/ESC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received $181,600 in research and development funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

The project is "Radiocarbon Collaborative and Graphite Lab Operation."  This is a five-year project.