Isle Royale Winter Study 2020 Kicks Off

On October 20, a ranger on his final hike for the season in Isle Royale National Park came across a dead wolf lying in the trail. An era ends and new packs may form.

Over the past year, the National Park Service and regional partners brought more than a dozen new wolves to Isle Royale as only two island-born wolves remained. This past fall, the park documented two wolf deaths — both caused by injuries inflicted by another wolf or group of wolves. One wolf was the male of the native pair.

To help document the shifting social hierarchies of the island, the 62nd Winter Study is underway in the Isle Royale National Park led by Michigan Tech. Read the full story at

David Brule’s Legacy of Supporting Students and Community

A Michigan Tech alumnus will provide more than 20 pre-college students with full scholarships to the University’s Summer Youth Programs.

Most of David Brule’s philanthropic contributions over the years have no formal record or press. With more than 40 years in business and thousands of employees, Brule ’72 has seen and heard of hardships. Whether an employee in need of a new furnace, a sudden illness involving a young child or a tragedy such as a house fire, Brule has always been motivated to help.

Brule’s legacy of giving was first cultivated during his time as a business leader in the Upper Peninsula. Born, raised and schooled in the UP, Brule has deep gratitude for the region’s people and opportunities. After a brief stint at Northern Michigan University and a taste of a career as a lineman, in 1969 Brule transferred his spark for all things electric north, to Michigan Tech.

Older and a “little wiser,” Brule said he felt committed to the rigorous academic experience Michigan Tech offered.  Read the full story at

Embed the Library in your Canvas Course

Search the library’s resources directly from your Canvas course. The Library has developed a Canvas page that brings together a live search and links to essential library services in one place, making it easy for students to start their research and writing projects.

For more information on how to import this page into your course, visit our guide: Embed the Library in Your Canvas Course.

Interested in a library Canvas page tailor-made for your course? Fill out our Instruction Support Form to begin working with a librarian.

Film Board Presents 'Knives Out'

This weekend Film Board Presents "Knives Out"

The showtimes are as follows:

  • Tomorrow (Jan. 17) at 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday (Jan. 18) at 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday (Jan. 19) at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

All showings are held in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. All are welcome to attend! 

"Knives out" is Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material.

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website.

Maple Syrup and Candy for Sale

This week, the Maple Syrup Management & Culture class (FW 3765) has maple syrup, maple candy and maple sugar for sale. All proceeds go back to the class to support maple sugaring at Michigan Tech.

There is a limited supply, as about half of what we make goes back to the students in the course. Prices vary depending on size (per oz). We currently have 8 and 10 oz. bottles available ($8/$10) and little bottles at 2/$5. Please come by the U.J. Noblet Building room 127 to purchase bottles.

Contact Erin Froese for more information.


First C-Cubed Luncheon of the Spring Semester

Dining Services presents this week's C3 luncheons which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and tomorrow (Jan. 16/17) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. 

Attendees may bring their lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees. The buffet lunch is $12 per person. Cash, credit cards, and gift cards are accepted.

Submit C-Cubed feedback. To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, email

This week’s menus:


  • Chicken Tikka Masala GF
  • Tofu Tikka Masala GF V P
  • Basmati Rice GF VE
  • Warm Flat Bread V
  • Chef's Vegetable Salad GF VE
  • Boondi Raita GF V


  • Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish
  • Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes GF VE
  • Penne with White Bean Alfredo GF V P
  • Fresh Salad Bar

V- Vegetarian, VE-Vegan/Vegetarian, GF- Gluten-Free, P-Alternative Protein


Leadership Panel Tomorrow

From 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 17) Women in the Academy (WIA), formally WISE, and co-hosted by ADVANCE, will have a Leadership Panel in MUB Alumni Lounge A.

Joining us will be Adrienne Minerick, dean of the College of Computing, Audra Morse, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Kim Ogden, interim VPR at the University of Arizona and President of AIChE.

Anyone interested in advice on how to pursue leadership positions in academia is invited to join us.


ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Today

The next Graduate Seminar Speaker will be held at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 16) in EERC 103. Kyoo-Chul Park will present “Frost Pattern on Macrotextured Surfaces.”

Park joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in 2017.

In Print

Iosif Pinelis (Math) has published a paper, "An Asymptotically Optimal Transform of Pearson’s Correlation Statistic" in Mathematical Methods of Statistics, 2019, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 307–318. A preprint version of the paper can be downloaded here.

In the News

A story that originated on WLUC TV6 regarding the start of statue building for Winter Carnival has been picked up by major news outlets throughout the country including the Detroit News and U.S. News and World Report.


Shiliang Wu (GMES/CEE) was quoted in the article "Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events,' in GreenBiz.

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the article "Virginia Tech selected to host National Student Steel Bridge Competition" in the Augusta Free Press.


Simon Carn (GMES) was quoted in the article "Map shows Taal Volcano spewing sulfur into atmosphere," in the Philippine Star. Carn was also quoted in "Taal volcano eruption: NASA satellite scans reveal TOXIC sulphur clouds spewing from Taal," in the Express (UK).


Michigan Tech hockey is ranked number three in this week's Michigan College Hockey Power Rankings in MLive.


Michigan Tech was referenced in the article "Taal, Popocatepetl and the Deadliest Volcanoes in the World," in The Street.

Today's Campus Events

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C-Cubed Luncheon

This week's C3 luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (#107). All faculty and staff, along with their...


C-Cubed Luncheon - Chicken and Tofu Tikka Masala

Dining Services presents this week's C3 luncheons that will take place on Thursday and Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (#107). All faculty...


Co-op Welcome Back

Have you just come back from an amazing Co-op? Join us in Career Services as we celebrate the return of our super smart students and the start of the Spring semester!


Welcome Back Cookies & Cocoa for Co-ops

Returning co-op students please join us in Career Services to share your co-op experiences and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies.


Seminar with Dr. Stephen Techtmann

The CFRES Seminar Series is sponsored by faculty in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and the Department of Biological Sciences. Distinguished...


Bio. Sci. Seminar - Dr. Jeremy Goldman

Dr. Jeremy Goldman Professor Michigan Tech Presentation Title: The Development of Biodegradable Metals for Arterial Stents Abstract: Biodegradable scaffolds under...


Frost Pattern on Macrotextured Surfaces

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Series proudly presents: Kyoo-Chul Park, PhD Northwestern University Abstract: Numerous studies have focused on a low surface energy coating...


(Women's Basketball) Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech

Women's Basketball: Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech


Third Thursday Social - Shelby Charter Twp, MI

Join Michigan Tech alumni and friends for a casual evening out! Grab a drink, network and share stories from your time at Tech. Each month on the third Thursday we will host a...


Networking Social - Raleigh, NC

Join your fellow alumni and friends for a casual evening out. Share your Michigan Tech memories and catch up with what is happening on campus with Jim Desrochers, Director of...


Sustainability Film: Saving the Dark

Sustainability Film Series: Issues and Dialogue 3rd Thursdays each month, January - May 2020 Enjoy coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion Cost: FREE, $5 suggested...


(Men's Basketball) Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech

Men's Basketball: Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech


Range Day

Come join us at the SDC range to learn firearm safety and have fun shooting our various pistols. First time down is free (besides ammo) and second time down is $15 for the...