Associated Press Published 8:55 PM EDT Jul 25, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie – A $1.5 million state grant will help convert a contaminated property in Sault Ste. Marie into the home of a research and education center. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded the funding through its Brownfield Redevelopment Grant and Loan program. The money will pay to restore a former Union Carbide manufacturing site on Salmon Run Way, where metals from industrial use polluted soil and groundwater. The grounds will be cleaned up and a parking lot demolished. Lake Superior State University will build its new Center for Freshwater Research and Education on the site. The $13.2 million redevelopment will feature a research facility where students will study topics such as fisheries, invasive species and water quality. Officials say it will support sport fishing and tourism. … [Read more...] about $1.5M state grant supports Sault Ste. Marie property cleanup
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Associated Press Published 7:55 PM EDT Apr 25, 2019 Ann Arbor – Three universities and a nonprofit group have joined a regional consortium that studies problems facing the Great Lakes and nearby communities. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research is based at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Its 12 members work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on research and development activities. The four new partners are the Cleveland Water Alliance, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Wayne State University. Officials say each brings a critical new element to the consortium, such as expertise in fisheries, environmental health and other areas. The Cleveland Water Alliance coordinates a network of businesses and researchers to promote growth of the water-focused “blue economy” by bringing ideas for new technologies from the drawing board to the market. … [Read more...] about Universities, nonprofit group join Great Lakes partnership
opinion Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News Published 10:18 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 As more states decide — as Michigan did last fall — that it should be legal to light up, universities are mulling programs to train students in the business and science of the burgeoning marijuana industry. Lake Superior State University, based in Sault Ste. Marie, last week announced that it would start offering a bachelor’s degree in cannabis business. Four-year degrees related to pot are still fairly rare, but that's likely to change in coming years. “Preparing students for tomorrow is our goal, and with a projected annual growth rate of over 28 percent and sales reaching $47 billion in the next decade, LSSU Cannabis Business graduates will have the skills and knowledge to take the lead in this emerging industry,” stated Ralf Wilhelms, a professor in LSSU’s Lukenda School of Business. Northern Michigan University also has a newly minted four-year degree … [Read more...] about Jacques: Is Michigan university enrollment going to pot?
Detroit Free Press staff Published 12:13 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 A Michigan university said it will begin offering degrees in cannabis chemistry starting this fall -- the first in the country. Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula said the cannabis industry is projected to create more than 500,000 jobs by 2022 as more states legalize marijuana and cannabis-related products for recreational and medical use. The average starting salary of a cannabis chemist is $72,000, the university said. The program will offer associate and bachelor's degrees in cannabis chemistry, which focuses on the quantitative analysis of cannabis-related compounds and contaminants. Students, who will use actual cannabis buds for analysis, may need to submit to a background check in order to participate in the program and in courses that handle regulated materials, as required by law. Students who meet minimum standards may qualify for an American Chemical Society … [Read more...] about Lake Superior State to offer degrees in cannabis chemistry
Associated Press Published 8:12 AM EST Jan 3, 2019 DETROIT — A Detroit university thinks it knows the cure for anhedonia: rescuing words that have fallen out of linguistic favor. Wayne State University on Wednesday released its annual Word Warriors list. It includes "anhedonia," which means inability to feel pleasure. Other "worthy" words it wants to see back in circulation include "fubsy," which means fat and squat, "salubrious," meaning healthy, and "anechdoche," defined as a conversation in which everyone is talking but no one is listening. More on freep.com: 'Collusion' leads this year's list of words to banish from vocabulary Avo and guac among 840 words added to Merriam-Webster online dictionary The list, in its 10th year, consists of submissions from the university and the public. Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on Monday released its 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The 18 … [Read more...] about Wayne State seeks to revive neglected, worthy words