The Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Tech hosted an exchange session on June 14 with 10 delegates from Belarus on the topic of the U.S. nonprofit sector and its relationships with American government agencies related to delivery of social service programs.
Jamie Maclennan, BSME’13, BSPh’13; and Eric Patrick, BSME’13, have been awarded the 2013 Alumni Association Donley Distinguished Graduate Awards. They were selected for academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities.
Famed auto executive Bob Lutz returned to Lawrence Tech on June 13 to praise former General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, not to bury him in the criticism that was highlighted in a recent Detroit News review on Lutz’s new book, “Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership.”
Lawrence Technological University’s robotic vehicle, iWheels, finished sixth in the Auto-Nav Challenge, the main event at the 21th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held at Oakland University June 7-10. More than 50 teams from around the country and as far away as India and Japan entered the prestigious competition.
Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters (D-MI) received an honorary doctorate of humanities and gave the commencement address when Lawrence Tech’s 81st Commencement Exercises were held on May 11 at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Maua Institute of Technology (IMT) in San Paulo, Brazil, have signed an agreement to bring Brazilian students to LTU to study mechanical engineering for a year.
Press Start Spotlight: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Hark back to my premiere review for Press Start Spotlight for just a moment. You may recall that I focused on Mario Party 9, a game in a long-lasting series of titles that had, up to that point, all been under the tried-and-true direction of the same development team. And, unfortunately, the new company recruited for the latest title deli... more
Press Start Spotlight: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon I have been waiting over ten years for this game. Avid Luigi’s Mansion fans never quite gave up hope for a well-deserved sequel to finally come to fruition. Some of us even daydreamed about using the Wii Remote controls to fight ghoulish phantoms, but it turns out the next game was never meant to be on that console. Nintendo has dec... more
Anthology of Interest: Oblivion I’m glad to see that Hollywood has finally developed a fetish for post-apocalyptia. As some of you may have noticed, I’m a sucker for good science fiction. That’s exactly what Oblivion delivers.... more
Press Start Spotlight: Bioshock Infinite I am awestruck. Very rarely does a video game come around with a story and content so engrossing that I am left utterly spellbound. Yet, without a second thought, I can say that Irrational Games has developed one such product in the form of Bioshock Infinite. It’s taking the entire gaming community by storm, and already has countless players captivated worldwide. This is “2013 Game of the Year” quality right here– and the year’s not even one-third over.... more
Anthology of Interest: Evil Dead
Jane Levy as Mia
I suppose nowadays it’s not a horror film unless someone cuts her own arm off with an electric bread knife.
Evil Dead puts five college-aged kids in a cabin in the woods. Mia (Jane Levy) has a wicked heroin addiction, and her withdrawal causes tension in the group early in the movie. Soon, one of the kids find... more
Press Start Spotlight: Gears of War: Judgment There is such a thing as playing it too safely when it comes to video game franchises. In terms of a longstanding series, fans are always looking for that perfect, albeit slightly paradoxical, blend of familiarity and variety. They want similar game play and characters who have made the series such a staple; however, it never hurts to exp... more
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