Scientist’s aren’t known for sharing the glory of an extraordinary discovery, but some researchers working on Great Lakes restoration are trying to change that publish-or-perish mentality. Read more
Smack dab in the center of the Lower Peninsula, miles from the shores of the Great Lakes, lies a somewhat unexpected but active participant in the restoration and protection of Michigan’s waterways. Read more
In an ironic twist on the food web, an invasive snail has become a bird killer.
The faucet snail is a half inch brown or black creature. It’s also the carrier of a lethal parasite.
Dr. Don Uzarski is a biologist at Central Michigan University. He says this snail is bad news.
“It’s an intermediate host for a parasite. What happens when waterfowl consume an infected snail, the adult trematode then attacks the internal organs of the duck, ultimately killing the organism.”
In an attempt to control the faucet snail populations, biologists from CMU and geologists from the United States Geological Survey have combined efforts to map out known habitats.
Uzarski says so far efforts to kill the snails have not made a dent in their numbers.
At this point the parasite is only known to effect waterfowl.
CMU is a recognized leader when it comes to Great Lakes research.
The board will consider adding a Master of Public Health degree to the list of available programs at CMU. Read more
Central Michigan University President Dr. George E. Ross is one of four finalists for the vacancy at the University of Nebraska.
The Holocaust historian is bringing to light the less prominent if not unknown story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Europe to settle in Shanghai, China.
Officials with CMU’s College of Medicine are reacting to an influx of grant money that was awarded to their program, this week.
College and beer is usually a traditional combination with the students on the drinking side of the operation, says a Central Michigan University official, but a new program at CMU is hoping to train the next generation of users.
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance held a STEM conference Thursday to a sold out group at Central Michigan University.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. More than 700 people attended the conference. Read more