Central Michigan Life – Abbie Russelberg wins CMU Band’s Cymbal Award

In less than a year, Abbie Russelburg went from a Geology major with a passion for music to being accepted into the Music Education program and awarded the CMU Cymbal Award. Russelburg is a current senior at Central Michigan University, double majoring in Geology and Music Education. This past year, her first as a Music … Read more

Dropping Lake Michigan levels reveal Chicago’s eroded beaches

Giant concrete barriers separate a field of jagged rocks from a grassy playground at Rogers Park Beach on Lake Michigan. There is no white sand. Only “do not swim” spray-painted signs on the uninviting blocks. The city filled in the beach along with three others in the same half-mile stretch after a particularly severe storm … Read more

Uncovering Global Dust-Climate Connections | Michigan Tech Research Blog

A new global weather station-based dataset developed at Michigan Technological University enables long-term, large-scale monitoring of the dust cycle. As wind shapes the surface of the Earth, it pulls dust from dry, exposed land surfaces into the atmosphere. Xin Xi, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan … Read more

A Michigan high school biology teacher is on leave after distributing a worksheet with ‘disturbing racial offense’ :: WRAL.com

By Hannah Sarisohn, CNN A biology teacher at a Michigan private school for gifted students is on administrative leave after distributing an assignment worksheet last week in which a picture of former US President Barack Obama was included among pictures of several animals, including primates. The teacher’s choice to use the curriculum with the “disturbing … Read more

A Michigan high school biology teacher is on leave after distributing a worksheet with ‘disturbing racial offense’

The teacher’s choice to use the curriculum with the “disturbing racial offense … was inconsistent” with the school’s mission and philosophy, the Roeper School said in a statement to CNN. Roeper’s middle and high school campus is located in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb north of Detroit, and is described on its Twitter page as “a … Read more

R2-D2, E.T., Hal 9000, and More Highlight New Michigan Science Center Exhibit

A replica of R2-D2 from the “Star Wars” movies is part of the POPnology exhibit at the Michigan Science Center starting May 19. // Courtesy of the Michigan Science Center Replicas and interactive animatronics of R2-D2, ET, Hal 9000, HR Giger’s Alien, and the DeLorean from “Back to the Future” will make an appearance at … Read more

Henry Ford Health first in Michigan to offer robotic high-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer – BIOENGINEER.ORG

DETROIT (May 10, 2022) – Henry Ford Health is the first in Michigan to offer Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This non-surgical treatment option spares surrounding healthy tissue, while allowing for a quicker treatment time and recovery for the patient. DETROIT (May 10, 2022) – Henry Ford … Read more

Seaman Celebrates 103rd Birthday With Gift To Michigan Tech

For 120 years, the AE Seaman family has supported one of the most renowned mineral museums in North America. The tradition continues. John “Jack” and Phyllis Seaman recently celebrated Jack’s 103rd birthday with a gift to Michigan Technological University’s A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum. The John and Phyllis Seaman Endowment for Curation of the … Read more

Case of biological father seeking custody of boy, 3, adopted at birth goes to Michigan Supreme Court

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The state Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 4, will hear arguments affecting the future of a 3-year-old boy who has spent virtually his entire life with his adoptive family. Birth father Peter Kruithoff has fought for custody all of that time. The legal controversy erupted last year when the state Court … Read more