Thomas Werner Named One of Michigan's Distinguished Professors

Thomas Werner (BioSci) has been recognized by the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) as one of three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award. 

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students.  

“Dr. Thomas Werner represents the best of teaching, research and dedication to student success,” said Daniel J. Hurley, chief executive officer of the Michigan Association of State Universities. “His approach to designing and teaching classes symbolizes the excellence in higher education for which Michigan’s public universities are globally renowned.”

Read more at mtu.edu/news.

What is Juneteenth?

In his most recent blog post, Wayne Gersie, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, discusses the origins of the Juneteenth holiday and why we should all observe it.

"The summer season in the U.S. includes several holidays celebrated widely across the nation—Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. But do you observe Juneteenth? Have you heard of this day, short for June 19?" Gersie asks.

"In solidarity, we must remember the past to avoid repeating its mistakes," he writes. "We must continue to work toward a society where all are appreciated, loved, respected and included."

Read more on the Diversity and Inclusion Newsblog.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, June 17, 2021  

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email mtujobs@mtu.edu.

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Director, Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being. 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.

On the Road

Guy Hembroff (AC/HI) presented an invited talk at a meeting of Michigan’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) on May 18.

Hembroff discussed his work developing a trusted framework architecture designed to improve population health management and patient engagement. The talk demonstrated his team’s work in the development of accurate geotagged pandemic prediction algorithms, which are used to help coordinate medical supply chains to care for patients most vulnerable to COVID-19, an innovation that can be extended to help improve general population health management.

The architecture’s machine learning algorithms strategically connect residents to community resources, providing customized health education aimed to increase the health literacy, empowerment and self-management of patients. The security of the architecture includes development of unique health identifiers and touchless biometrics capable of large-scale identity management.

Read the post on the Computing News Blog

New Funding

Christo Z. Christov (Chem) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $382,448 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health.

The project is titled "Understanding the Ligand Binding by Non-Heme Fe (II)-and 2-Oxoglularate-Dependent Histone Demethylases."

This is a potential three-year project.

In the News

John Lehman, Michigan Tech's Vice President for University Relations and Enrollment, was interviewed by ABC 10 for a story on InvestUP’s work with Upper Peninsula universities.

Reminders

Fill Out the COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Form Before Coming to Campus

If you are working on campus while the University is at Health Safety Level Two, remember that no one is permitted to come to campus with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Employees are required to monitor for symptoms daily before coming to campus using the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form.

Today's Campus Events

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Parent & Child Huskies Group Swim Lessons Summer Session 1

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 6 months to 3 years...

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Preschool Huskies Group Swim Lessons Summer Session 1

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics levels are being offered at the SDC Pool for ages 4 to 5 years old. Social...

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UP & Moving Aerobic Exercise, Agility, and Balance Workout

We are a group of Michigan Tech graduate students who are focused on improving the health of our community. We are contributing to the COVID-19 response by providing health...

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Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Learn to Swim Levels 1-4 Summer Session 1

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-4 are being offered at the SDC Pool. Social distancing will be...

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Huskies Group Swim Lessons - Learn to Swim Levels 1-4 Summer Session 1

Come make a splash this summer in Huskies Group Swim Lessons! American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-4 are being offered at the SDC Pool. Social distancing will be...

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Junior League

Junior League

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Music in Sacred Spaces: conScience

conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jared Anderson, present a series of three recorded mini-concerts in historic sacred spaces in the Copper...

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Superior Wind Symphony: Reparations

The Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Michael Christianson, use the unique setting of the 2020-21 academic year to explore the music of Black composers in a...