Fall Semester Starting a Bit Earlier

There has been a change to the fall academic calendar. Classes will now begin on Thursday, Aug. 27 rather than Aug. 31 as originally planned.

The earlier start will allow the University to have a two-day break in October. The Fall Break Recess begins on Thursday, Oct. 15. Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 19.

Perceptive Content System Maintenance Postponed

The Perceptive Content System Maintenance window that was originally scheduled to start yesterday (June 3) has been postponed until next Wednesday (June 10) starting at 4:30 p.m. This update affects the Perceptive Content Client software and WebNow website.

The new software will be pushed to computers overnight with the normal Wednesday night updates. Departmental staff who are working remotely with Perceptive Content installed on laptops should follow these instructions tomorrow to install the latest client on their computer:

​1. Go to the Software Distribution Center website. ​
2. Log in with your Michigan Tech account name and password. ​
3. In the list of available software, select the link for Perceptive Content. ​
4. Download the file and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have any questions or concerns, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.


Lewin Chairs CSHEMA Task Force on Restarting Laboratories

Jeff Lewin of Michigan Tech's Research Integrity office recently chaired a national Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Task Force charged with creating guidance for restarting university laboratories after pandemic-related closures. In this role, he led a group of colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Virginia.

The task force's recently released checklist is assisting higher education safety specialists and researchers around the country in preparing to safely open and resume laboratory activities.

In the News

Michigan Tech's Mon Ripley Ski Area was featured in the Weather Channel story "Winter's Leftover Snowpack Still Holding Onto a Michigan Ski Hill."


Civil engineering undergraduate student Darian Reed and Ph.D. candidate Christopher Van Arsdale were interviewed in the news story "Houghton & Keweenaw County Emergency Operation Center delivers Personal Protective Equipment to organizations in need" on TV6 News.

The story highlights the center's efforts to deliver PPE to local organizations in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kellie Raffaelli, the director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion was interviewed on WJMN TV 3. The story "MTU’s Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion speaks on equality in our communities," focused on creating a dialogue during this uncertain time.


Caryn Heldt (ChE) was interviewed for the story "Houghton County nears 1K testing mark" in the Daily Mining Gazette.

In Print

Haiying Liu (Chem) and Ph.D. candidate Shulin Wan (Chem) were listed as co-authors on a paper titled "Highly sensitive determination of 4-nitrophenol with coumarin-based fluorescent molecularly imprinted poly (ionic liquid)" in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.


Haiying Liu (Chem), Rudy Luck (Chem), Thomas Werner (BioSci) and their research scientists, Ph.D. candidates and undergraduate students published a paper titled "Cell Membrane-Specific Fluorescent Probe Featuring Dual and Aggregation-Induced Emissions" in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

This research is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers R15GM114751 and 2R15GM114751-02 (for Haiying Liu).

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, June 4, 2020

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 487-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment or an interview at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.

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