Three Minute Thesis Winners

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held on Oct. 12, featured 10 speakers from departments across the University. The 3MT celebrates the research of graduate students across the world. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Six of the students who participated advanced from the preliminary heats to compete in the finals. The winner of the competition, who will advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate School's 3MT Competition in April, was Divya Kamath's presentation on improving water quality with aquesous phase advanced oxidation processes. Muraleekrishnan Menon's presentation on improving wind turbine rotors using active flow-control devices took second. The audience selected Leigh Miller's presentation on the protection of clean water in Panama as their favorite for the People's Choice Award.

The event was sponsored by the Graduate Student Government and the Graduate School. Thank you to all of the judges, volunteers and competitors who helped make the event a success.

"Before the Flood" to be Shown Tomorrow

There will be a free showing of the documentary "Before the Flood" at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 21) in Noblet Forestry Building room G002.

"Before the Flood" is a 2016 film that opens nationally Friday. The documentary about climate change was produced by a collaboration director Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, James Parker, Brett Ratner, Trevor Davidoski and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Martin Scorsese is an executive producer.

The film will debut Oct. 30 on the National Geographic Channel. 

Indian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Tastes of India are on tap at Friday's Khana Khazana in the MUB Food Court. 

The menu features:

  • Butter Chicken—Chicken cooked in a mild curry sauce
  • Paneer Butter Masala—Cottage cheese chunks cooked in a rich and creamy masala base
  • Gobi 65—Starter snack of spicy fried cauliflower florets
  • Badam Kheer—Rich and creamy almond dessert

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a lecture by visiting artist Sarah Hewitt entitled “She Vows” at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 25) in the Rozsa Lower Level atrium.

Hewitt’s exhibit, “Flats and Rounds,” is on display in the Rozsa A-Space Gallery through Nov. 18. Hewitt is creating a weaving installation on-site in the Rozsa Lobby now through Wednesday. This lecture, installation and gallery exhibition are free and open to the public.

A-Space Gallery and Rozsa Lobby hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. This lecture is presented as part of the VanEvera Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Hockey Travels to Michigan

Michigan Tech Hockey heads downstate for a nonconference series at the University of Michigan this weekend. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. both nights from Yost Ice Arena.

Tech is 96-124-5 all-time vs. Michigan, dating back to 1921. The Huskies are 42-76-3 in games played in Ann Arbor. Michigan defeated the Huskies 4-2 in last year's GLI Championship at Joe Louis Arena.

The two teams met three times during the 2014-15 season. Tech swept UM in Houghton before falling to the Wolverines in the GLI semifinal. Tech last traveled to Ann Arbor during the 2013-14 season, falling 3-2 and 2-1

Former Michigan Tech assistant coach Bill Muckalt will be honored Friday as a member of Michigan's 1996 NCAA National Championship Team. Muckalt coached with Mel Pearson at Tech from 2011-15 and is the currently the head coach and general manager of the Tri-City Storm of USHL.

Volleyball Hosts Kills For Cancer

The Michigan Tech volleyball team is hosting "Kills for Cancer" the weekend at the SDC Gym. The Huskies host Lake Erie Friday and Ohio Dominican Saturday.

Tech is partnering with the local Women Living with Cancer Support Group who provides support for cancer patients. Each player will have a warm up t-shirt that will be available for bid online using the volleyball Facebook page, with a minimum bid of $20. A check with the proceeds from the bidding will be presented at the break of Saturday's match against ODU.

HOW TO BID
 1. View the volleyball roster page to find a player whose shirt you would like to bid on.
 2. Head over to the volleyball Facebook page to place your bid.
 3. Add your bid to the comments section on the Kills for Cancer image.

 Friday's match begins at 7 p.m. against the Storm with a 3 p.m. first serve Saturday. To read the full story and for more information, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Volleyball Hosts Kills For Cancer

The Michigan Tech volleyball team is hosting "Kills for Cancer" the weekend at the SDC Gym. The Huskies host Lake Erie Friday and Ohio Dominican Saturday.

Tech is partnering with the local Women Living with Cancer Support Group who provides support for cancer patients. Each player will have a warm up t-shirt that will be available for bid online using the volleyball Facebook page, with a minimum bid of $20. A check with the proceeds from the bidding will be presented at the break of Saturday's match against ODU.

HOW TO BID
 1. View the volleyball roster page to find a player whose shirt you would like to bid on.
 2. Head over to the volleyball Facebook page to place your bid.
 3. Add your bid to the comments section on the Kills for Cancer image.

 

Friday's match begins at 7 p.m. against the Storm with a 3 p.m. first serve Saturday. To read the full story and for more information, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

AMP-UP Report Out and Vision 2016-17

Come learn more about the Advance Matrix Process for University Programs (AMP-UP) by attending a report out from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 21) in the MUB Alumni Lounge. The focus of the discussion will be centered around this past year's accomplishments, new data reporting interfaces and the vision for this coming year.

Geoseminar: Cecile Piret

Cecile Piret will present "Using Radial Basis Functions to Solve Equations Common in Geological Processes" from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 25) in Dow 610.

The Radial Basis Functions method is a relatively novel technique, used to discretize differential operators and thus to solve PDEs, just like the finite difference method (FDM) or the finite element method (FEM). 

Reminders

E2L Training for Information Technology

The Michigan Tech IT staff will participate in E2L training sessions today and tomorrow (Oct. 20-21). We will still be answering the phones during this time. You can read the original article here.
 
Contact us with any questions at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

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How Campus News Works

These days news is tweetable, long-form, full of photos and ever-changing. If you want to learn more about how campus news is shared by University Marketing and Communications (UMC), join the Campus Communicators from 10 to 11 a.m. today (Oct. 20) in Memorial Union B001.

There will be a 10-minute session at the end to share story ideas.

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Materials Science and Engineering John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture Series

Thomas Dorin, Research Fellow of Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, will present "Benefits and Challenges of Strip Casting of Ferrous and Light Metals (part 1) and Scandium Additions in Extruded Al-Cu Model Alloys (part 2) at 11 a.m. today (Oct. 20) in M&M 610.

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C-Cubed Week 8

C-Cubed lunches are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. 

Today
Lake Superior Trout 
Quinoa Cakes (GF)
Peruvian Roasted Potatoes (GF, V) 
Peruvian Coleslaw (GF, V)

Tomorrow
Green Chile Pasta (GF, V)
Pasta with Chorizo (GF)
Southwestern Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette (GF, V)

Send any suggestions to Christina Fabian or fill out a feed-back form online.

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Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms

Aimee Bissonette will present "Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms" from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 20) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. If you are interested in attending this event, contact Rachelle Gariepy.

Bissonette will be in the Van Pelt Library Cafe from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. today if anyone would like to stop by and chat with her.

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Film Board Presents "Sausage Party"

This Weekend, Film Board Presents "Sausage Party."

Tomorrow, Oct. 21—5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22—2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23—2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Located in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.

"Sausage Party" is Rated R for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language and drug use. Those under the age of 17 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian.

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Coffee Chat: The Other Half of Evaluating Teaching

Senate policy indicates that "no more than 50 percent" of the evaluation of teaching used for tenure/promotion and raises should come from end-of-term student ratings of instruction.
 
In this Coffee Chat, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, we'll discuss how "the other half" is currently accomplished in various departments and suggest some alternatives for future departmental consideration. (The Provost, deans and chairs have already seen these, and agree that it's best for each department to decide whether and how to have this discussion.) 
 
The Provost's goal is to consider ways to move the focus from "judgment" to continuous improvement. Join us as we kick off these conversations. All instructors are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided to those who register by Monday (Oct. 24).

Job Postings

Job Postings for Thursday, October 20, 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.

Assistant Professor in Statistics, Mathematical Sciences. Apply online.

Library Assistant 6, Van Pelt and Opie Library. Apply online.

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