Day: February 3, 2011

Nominations for Dean’s Fellowships Open

Nominations for the Dean’s Fellowship are now open. Nominations are due no later than March 1st by 4pm.

These fellowships are available to assist with the recruitment of highly talented applicants to Michigan Tech’s PhD programs. The Dean’s Fellowship is intended to contribute to the development of a diverse academic community, which includes future faculty and others who will be leaders throughout their professional careers.

Dean’s Fellowships provide partial support for the recipient’s first year in a PhD program. The support includes a stipend of $2,000 per academic-year semester (fall and spring) as well as full summer support (stipend plus minimum full-time tuition and fees).

Please see our web page for complete details on eligibility and the nomination procedure.  Direct any questions about the program to Debra Charlesworth.

Library Hosts “Wilson Web” Workshop

The library offers weekly workshops all semester on resources that lend an academic edge and save time. Workshops take place at 1 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Library 244. Each workshop is offered twice to accommodate class schedules.

The third workshop, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, repeated Wednesday, Feb. 16, will address important changes to the H. W. Wilson databases.

Long considered the breadbasket of the General Education curriculum, these databases are migrating from FirstSearch to the WilsonWeb platform.

Wilson Web is a new, easy-to-use way of searching across the library’s Wilson databases that cover business, education, humanities, biological and agricultural sciences, and more using a single search. Searches link you to full-text publications and allow refinements, including “peer reviewed only.” The workshop will demonstrate this new user interface with enhancements, including text-to-speech.

This spring’s workshops will focus on resume building, material science resources, managing citations and many more. The library welcomes feedback and ideas for future workshops. Email them at

Published in Tech Today.