Archives—August 2011


Can We Bring the Grayling Back to Michigan?

Overfishing and destruction of its habitat have driven the Arctic grayling from its native Upper Michigan waters. But biologists Nancy Auer and Casey Huckins are looking into the possibility of bringing them back. Auer, who is noted for her work with lake sturgeon, and Huckins, whose research focuses on coaster brook trout, are studying the viability of reintroducing Arctic grayling in the Big Manistee River watershed… [read more]

CBS Detroit has picked up this story: Michigan Tech Profs Aim To Bring Back The Grayling



Linda Ott: Teaching Computing History and Ethics . . . in China

Computer Science Professor Linda Ott taught a compressed, two-week version of a two-credit semester course, The Ethical and Social Aspects of Computing, at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, located on the southern coast of China. “Every discipline I teach has its own vocabulary,” Ott said. “We addressed the history of computing, ethical theories, security, privacy, medical applications, educational applications…” [read more]


Michigan Tech Hires 11 New Faculty in Health and Energy Initiatives

Michigan Technological University has hired 11 new faculty members as part of the University’s most recent Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI). In the College of Sciences and Arts, five of the new hires have research focusing on the cross-disciplinary theme of Health: Basic Sciences, Technologies and Medical Informatics. These faculty are Qing-Hui Chen, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Tarun Dam, Chemistry, L. Syd Johnson, Humanities, Ranjana Mehta,Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and Xiaoqing Tang, Biological Sciences… [read more]



Michigan Tech Named a “Best in the Midwest” by Princeton Review

Michigan Technological University is one of the best universities in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review. It is one of 153 institutions the Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” on PrincetonReview.com. Michigan Tech also appears again in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition…” [read more]


Dedication of the Paul and Susan Williams Center

The new Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research will soon provide an open environment for research collaboration amongst Michigan Tech’s computer scientists and engineers. Equipment and furnishings for the 10,000‐square‐foot center are made possible by a gift from Paul Williams, a 1961 electrical engineering graduate. Williams, of Torrance, Calif., is a retired engineer who spent nearly all his career with Hughes Aircraft… [read more]