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Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is a public research university in Houghton, Michigan. Its main campus sits on 925 acres on a bluff overlooking Portage Lake. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 as the first post-secondary institution in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was created to train mining engineers to operate the local copper mines. Science, technology and business have been added to the numerous engineering disciplines, Michigan Tech now offers more than 130 degree programs through its five colleges and schools. Michigan Tech's athletic teams are nicknamed the Huskies and compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; the men's hockey team competes in Division I as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, has won three national championships. The women's basketball team were national runners-up in 2011. Michigan Tech was founded in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. After much agitation by Jay Abel Hubbell, the state legislature established the school to train mining engineers.

Hubbell donated land for the school's first buildings. The school started with twenty-three students, it was housed in the Houghton Fire Hall from 1886 through 1889. MTU's first president was Marshman E. Wadsworth. Enrollment grew to such a point; the name was changed to the Michigan College of Mines in 1897. This name lasted through World War I until 1925, but by this time the school began offering a wider variety of degrees and once again decided to change its name to the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1927. Fred W. McNair was the college's second president. By 1931, enrollment had reached nearly 600. Over the next few years, due to the Great Depression, money was scarce, causing department heads and the president of the university, William O. Hotchkiss, to take pay cuts. Under President Grover C. Dillman, the school underwent many notable changes, including the construction of the Memorial Union Building, the purchasing an ice rink and a golf course as well as the procurement of the village of Alberta, Michigan.

In 1956, J. Robert Van Pelt became the new president of the university, he created a focus on research. This included the school's first analog computation class in 1956–57. In the final years of his presidency, the school changed from a college to a university, changing its name a final time to Michigan Technological University; the change from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology was necessary for two reasons, according to Van Pelt. First, the college had expanded too and the current name was no longer an accurate title. Including "mining" in the name of the college was misleading; the name "Michigan Technological University" was chosen in order to retain the nickname "Michigan Tech", in use since 1927. Richard J. Koubek has been president since July 1, 2018. Although engineering still accounts for some 59 percent of all enrollment as of fall 2010, the university now offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and 70 graduate degree programs. Along with its new name, the school gained new constitutional status in 1964.

This gave responsibility for control of the university to its Board of Control rather than the state legislature. The main Michigan Tech campus is located on US 41 in Houghton, it is the safest campus in Michigan, the third safest in the United States, according to Reader's Digest. The main part of campus can be traversed in about 10 minutes; the offices of the Michigan Tech Fund are located in the Huntington Bank Building in Hancock. The Lakeshore Center in downtown Houghton houses the offices of Human Relations, Vice President for Research, other departments. Faculty are involved in several distance education programs with clients including General Motors; the Portage Lake Golf Course opened for play in April 1902. In 1945, the members could no longer support the needs of the course and sold it to Michigan Tech for one dollar. Since many improvements have been made such as the addition of another nine holes in 1969. In 1984, the new clubhouse was constructed. In 1996, a sprinkler system was installed to keep it playable.

The Portage Lake Golf Course is located two miles southeast of campus. With 18 holes on 160 acres, it offers two nines of distinctly different challenges. Mont Ripley is the oldest ski area in Michigan in the snowiest city in the Midwest. It's University-owned, so Michigan Tech students ski or snowboard for free. Mont Ripley has twenty-two trails, a terrain park, a tubing park, sits on 112 acres, has a scenic overlook of the Keweenaw Waterway. It's about two miles from campus. In 2019, Michigan Tech's Mont Ripley earned the University a No. 13 rating on College Census' 25 Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding list. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and physical sciences, computing and economics, environmental studies, arts and social sciences; the university is divided into colleges. The average overall ACT scores for incoming students is 27.2 in fall 2017, compared to 21.2 nationally. It has the highest tuition of all public universities in Michigan, exceeding both Michigan State and the University of Michigan.

The College of Engineering's environmental engineering and mechanical engineering enrollments rank in the top ten nationally and their respective graduate programs are ranked in the top 50 in the US. The electrical engineering departme

Nicotinate dehydrogenase

In enzymology, a nicotinate dehydrogenase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction The 3 substrates of this enzyme are nicotinate, H2O, NADP+, whereas its 3 products are 6-hydroxynicotinate, NADPH, H+. This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases those acting on CH or CH2 groups with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor; the systematic name of this enzyme class is nicotinate:NADP+ 6-oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include nicotinic acid hydroxylase, nicotinate hydroxylase; this enzyme participates in nicotinamide metabolism. It has 2 cofactors: FAD, Iron. Holcenberg JS, Stadtman ER. "Nicotinic acid metabolism. 3. Purification and properties of a nicotinic acid hydroxylase". J. Biol. Chem. 244: 1194–203. PMID 4388026. Gladyshev VN, Khangulov SV, Stadtman TC. "Properties of the Selenium- and Molybdenum-Containing Nicotinic Acid Hydroxylase from Clostridium barkeri". Biochemistry. 35: 212–23. Doi:10.1021/bi951793i. PMID 8555176. Gladyshev VN, Khangulov SV, Stadtman TC. "Nicotinic acid hydroxylase from Clostridium barkeri: Electron paramagnetic resonance studies show that selenium is coordinated with molybdenum in the catalytically active selenium-dependent enzyme".

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 91: 232–6. Doi:10.1073/pnas.91.1.232. PMC 42921. PMID 8278371. Dilworth GL. "Occurrence of molybdenum in the nicotinic acid hydroxylase from Clostridium barkeri". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 221: 565–9. Doi:10.1016/0003-986190176-5. PMID 6838209. Dilworth GL. "Properties of the selenium-containing moiety of nicotinic-acid hydroxylase from Clostridium barkeri". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 219: 30–38. Doi:10.1016/0003-986190130-8. PMID 7181513. Nagel M. "Purification and characterization of the molybdoenzymes nicotinate dehydrogenase and 6-hydroxynicotinate dehydrogenase from Bacillus niacini". Arch. Microbiol. 154: 605–613. Doi:10.1007/BF00248844

Chip Damiani

Rudolph "Chip" Damiani was a founding member and drummer for the mid-1960s garage rock band from Boston, The Remains. Damiani was born in Waterbury to Rudolph, a surgeon at Waterbury Hospital, Jeanette Long Damiani, he was raised in Connecticut. Damiani, together with his fellow students at Boston University, singer/guitarist Barry Tashian, keyboardist Bill Briggs, bassist Vern Miller, formed the band The Remains, in 1964; the band, in their finest day appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. They were one of the opening acts for The Beatles’ final U. S. tour in 1966, but this time without Damiani, who didn't think doing so was a good move for the band. He was one of the few musicians who appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, NBC dance-rock show Hullabaloo and American musical variety series Shindig!. Damiani was credited on the band's 1966 album The Remains as a backing vocalist, their two successive singles ended up outside the Billboard Hot 100 and the band, not being satisfied with their label, Epic Records auditioned for Capitol.

Damiani, didn't show up for their upcoming single and the tour. He decided to quit to go back to university, the band, having lost their faith in commercial success, broke up. Along with Damiani, the band reunited in 1998 for a European tour, which led to a permanent reunion in 2002. Most Damiani was the president of Airtite Home Improvement, Inc. Chip Damiani, New Haven, Connecticut resident, died of a massive brain hemorrhage at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury on February 23, 2014, he was 68

Just Once in My Life

"Just Once in My Life" is a song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector. The song was released by the Righteous Brothers in 1965 and reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was covered by the American rock band the Beach Boys and released on their 1976 album 15 Big Ones. Other artists to release versions include the Action. After the success of the Righteous Brothers' first single with Phil Spector, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", the writers of the song Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote " Soul and Inspiration" for them; the song however was not completed, Spector instead asked Carole King to write a song for the duo, which turned out to be "Just Once in My Life". The Righteous Brothers released their version as a single in April 1965 as the follow-up to "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", their second release on the Philles label, the single was another big hit, making the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number nine. Personnel per 2000 liner notes; the Beach BoysCarl Wilson – Lead vocals, percussion Brian Wilson – Lead vocals, Backing vocals, Organ, Moog Bass, String Ensemble Al Jardine – Backing vocals Mike Love – Backing vocals Dennis Wilsondrums Ed Carter – GuitarAdditional musiciansRicky Fataar – Percussion Billy HinscheGuitar Bruce Johnston – Backing vocals Peter Criss - Backing vocals

Roderick A. Macdonald

Roderick Alexander Macdonald was a Canadian legal scholar. He was the 111th president of the Royal Society of Canada between 2009 and 2011. Macdonald was born in Ontario on 6 August 1948, he was educated at York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto. He taught at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law between 1975 and 1979 and at the McGill University Faculty of Law from 1979 to his death on 13 June 2014, serving as its dean between 1984 and 1989. Prolific in his research, Macdonald's academic work embodied unusual formats, his commitment to the bijural and bilingual environment at McGill University's Faculty of Law helped pave the way for the "transsystemic" legal education adopted by the institution. Between 1997 and 2000, he served as the first president of the Law Commission of Canada; as a legal theorist, Macdonald had a strong interest in legal pluralism. He advocated a version of legal pluralism he described as "critical", "radical", or "kaleidoscopic".

The volume The Unbounded Level of the Mind gathers together essays in honour of Macdonald

John Pollard (writer)

John Pollard was a British writer who wrote a number of books on Classic History and his travels in Africa. His African books include many stories of Raymond Hook, a larger than life character who ran a zoo farm. John Pollard was born in Exeter in 1914, educated in Herefordshire and Devon and at Exeter College, Oxford. A classical schoolmaster a lecturer in Classics at St Andrews University and the University of Wales. During WWII he served as an officer with the Devonshire Regiment and the King's African Rifles in Italian Somaliland, Abyssinia and Uganda, he travelled extensively throughout the whole African continent and throughout Europe, with a keen interest in mountaineering, natural history and sport of every description. He moved to Bangor, North Wales with his wife and children. Published by Robert Hale, 1957. Pollard's first book set in Africa describes a quest for the rare Lammergeyer vulture-eagle; the search takes him to Mount Kenya where he is accompanied by remarkable hunter and naturalist, Raymond Hook.

Published by Robert Hale, 1961. A follow up to his first book, Pollard recounts a further series of adventures with Raymond Hook throughout East Africa. Including tales of charging elephants, dangerous snakes, man-eating lions and tragedy on an icy mountain. Published by Robert Hale, 1963. Pollard's biography of his remarkable friend Raymond Hook. Recounting Hook's search for the Spotted Lion, running an African zoo, milking deadly puff adders, surviving two World Wars, racing cheetahs against Greyhounds. Published by Robert Hale, 1967. Pollard's fourth and final book set in Africa, he recounts his ambitious 2,000 mile safari from Mwingi, Kenya through the wilderness to reach Eritrea on the Red Sea. Journey to the Styx Wolves and Werewolves Seers and Sirens Helen of Troy Birds in Greek Life and Myth