Category: CCM – News

Book on Vonnegut Brothers Discussed at Remote Sensing Seminar

Noted Author Ginger Strand will speak at the Remote Sensing Seminar, slated for 4 p.m. Monday (Oct. 17) in Dow 642.

Strand will discuss her book “The Brothers Vonnegut,” which tells the unbelievable story of GE’s Covonld War project to take control of the weather, and how it shaped a young aspiring writer named Kurt Vonnegut.

Set at the dawn of the computer era, in a nation beset by atomic anxiety, the story of Kurt and his scientist brother Bernard demonstrates the powerful connections between science and art.

Strand will discuss Nobel Laureate Irving Langmuir’s unresolved meteorological experiments, Bernard Vonnegut’s misgivings about them and Kurt Vonnegut’s use of all of it to write some of the most inventive novels about science ever produced—books that raise questions about scientific ethics that remain just as pressing today.

A book signing and reception will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the signing and at the campus bookstore. This special event is co-sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative and EPSSI (The Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute). It is also sponsored by EPSSI and the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Free Lecture: “What Will Election 2016 Mean to Your Future”

Derek Thompson, Sr. Editor of The Atlantic, to Speak at the Rozsa on educational, economic and political topics in his lecture “What Will Election 2016 Mean to Your Future” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5).

Derek Thompson is a senior editor for The Atlantic magazine and the author of its 2015 cover story “A World Without Work” about the future of technology and employment. He also writes the business column for the magazine and contributes to the website on issues ranging from behavioral psychology to the economics of entertainment. Thompson is a weekly contributor to “Here and Now,” the national afternoon news show on NPR, and he appears regularly on CBS and MSNBC. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School. He has appeared on numerous lists, including Folio’s “15 Under 30 in Media.” Thompson is currently working on his first book about the science of hits in pop culture.

This lecture is free, open to the public and is part of the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series, presented with support from WGGL, Minnesota Public Radio.


A Conversation on Race, Reconciliation and Healing

Traces posterFriday, Oct 7, 6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton

Dain and Constance Perry, he, the descendant of slave owners and she, the descendant of slaves, will present the award-winning documentary, Traces of the Trade:  A Story From The Deep North  (2008 Sundance Film Festival) and facilitate a discussion with audience members about the lessons of the film.  The Perrys create an atmosphere of safety and openness that cuts through fears of judgment, of giving offense, or of being misunderstood that often inhibit discussion of race.  This documentary is a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in American history, the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island (Dain’s family), and an exploration into racism in America, a legacy of slavery that continues to negatively impact the country today, even in the U.P.


Resume Workshop

Resumes are the heart of a strong professional portfolio and should be shaped toward their intended audience. Whether refining an already strong resume or drafting a completely new one, this resume workshop will help you discover the necessary concepts for professional document success.
When: Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Multiliteracies Center, Walker 107
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Sound Art Installation

Need a break from studying? Or simply want to take a moment to relax? Then stop by and enjoy an immersive soundscape accompanied by projected visuals. Aural Canvas Vol.1: Ambient Fields” features eight paintings recontextualized through the use of sound design and music. 

Located in Walker 211 (a.k.a the McArdle Dressing Room) and will be open to visitors the following dates and times:
April 22, 25 & 26 // 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
April 23 & 24 (Saturday and Sunday) // 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Aural Canvas

Denise Sekaquaptewa on stereotypes academic performance and motivation

Denise Sekaquaptewa, professor of psychology, associate chair, and associate director, ADVANCE at the University of Michigan will speak on her experimental research. Dr. Sekaquaptewa’s research program focuses on implicit stereotyping, prejudice, stereotype threat and effects of category salience on test performance and academic motivation. Her current projects include studies of how environmental factors influence women students in math and science and how stereotypes affect interracial communication. After the presentation, we’ll have an open forum discussion on advancing a positive climate at Michigan Tech. Refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, April 21 in MUB Ballroom B2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  For more information visit the site

RSVP here to let us know you’re coming.

Hosted by Michigan Tech Women in Science and Engineering, and the Pavlis Honors College