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Southfield celebrates progress, LTU partnership at State of the City

SOUTHFIELD – About 300 people got a peek at the future of Lawrence Technological University and the rest of Southfield and Lathrup Village at the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City luncheon, featuring Southfield Mayor Ken Siver and Lathrup Village Mayor Frank Brock Jr.

The venue was the spectacularly remodeled former Southfield Holiday Inn, the iconic circular hotel on Telegraph Road just south of I-696. It’s scheduled to reopen in April as a 192-room Best Western Premier after a $3.6 million remodeling by a New Zealand-based hospitality firm.

The Epicurean Restaurant Group, which formerly operated Detroit’s Coach Insignia restaurant atop the Renaissance Center, will handle food at the new Best Western, and provided the food for Monday’s event.

Siver lauded Lawrence Tech’s role in the city’s continuing redevelopment, especially the Southfield City Centre project, which seeks to create a walkable, mixed-use downtown area along Evergreen Road from 10 Mile Road north to the Southfield municipal complex.

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Superior Industries Sales, Net Income Dip

SOUTHFIELD — Superior Industries International Inc. (NYSE:SUP), the Southfield-based manufacturer of aluminum wheels for light vehicles, reported net income of $7.8 million or 31 cents a share in the fourth fiscal quarter ended Dec. 25, down from $8.1 million or 31 cents a share in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue was $188.3 million, down from $194.6 million a year earlier. Continue reading Superior Industries Sales, Net Income Dip

LTU math, civil engineering, biomedical engineering programs ranked in Best Value Schools

SOUTHFIELD – Several programs at Lawrence Technological University have been rated among the Best Value Small College programs by the college ranking website Best Value Schools for 2017.

Lawrence Tech was ranked No. 9 in the nation for civil engineering, No. 10 for biomedical engineering, and No. 11 for its mathematics program.

For the biomedical and civil engineering rankings, listed schools must offer at least one targeted program for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in the field. For the math award, three relevant programs must be offered. Schools must also demonstrate a commitment to cost control and a 50 percent graduation rate. The website said it used NCIS College Navigator database and program research to make its rankings, based on academic breadth and depth, student support, and affordability.

The website said LTU’s biomedical engineering “curriculum encourages creativity and innovation as much as science and math, making it the perfect academic melting pot for anyone who wants to apply abstract ideas to real world problems … The demanding program requires a minimum of 132 credit hours and includes four main areas of focus: bioelectronics, biofluids, biomaterials, and biomechanics. In addition, each student in this top biomedical engineering undergraduate program receives a laptop and access to industry-standard software that they can use in laboratory and design classes.”

More at www.bestvalueschools.com/small-colleges/chemical-biomedical-engineering/.

Of the math program, the website said, “Mathematics students at Lawrence Technological University don’t just go on to do great things – they do great things while they are still in school! From computational art interpretation to astronomics, the student projects that emerge from LTU’s Math and Computer Science Department are constantly pushing disciplinary boundaries and challenging assumptions in highly arcane fields. Such bold thinking is the product of the intellectual climate and interdisciplinary instruction at this top undergraduate math school. In that same vein, LTU offers dual degrees – like the combined computer science and mathematics program – to unite students and faculty in their exploration of knowledge.”

More at http://www.bestvalueschools.com/small-colleges/math/.

And for the civil engineering program, the website said, “LTU provides an impressive range of research centers and engineering laboratories on its Southeast Michigan campus. The Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute (GLSMI), which serves as an on-campus resource and authority on stormwater management for agencies like the Sierra Club, is one perfect example. The institute is also a model of environmental engineering practices with a LEED Silver-certified building that includes rain gardens, a green roof, and native landscaping. Access to the GLSMI, plus facilities like a structural test lab center and electrical lighting lab, is a valuable asset to any student attending this top small college for civil engineering majors.”

More at http://www.bestvalueschools.com/small-colleges/civil-engineering/.

 

Lawrence Technological University, http://www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

LTU-backed startup event draws nearly 500 people

SOUTHFIELD — Nearly 500 people attended the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship, better known as ACE’17, held Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Westin Southfield.

Lawrence Technological University is a managing partner of the event, a celebration of all things entrepreneurial.

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AT&T Brings Faster Network to More Than 100 Michigan Sites

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has activated upgrades to bring faster speeds to nearly 100 cell sites around the state.

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Auto Supplier Denso Backs FIRST Robotics

SOUTHFIELD — Denso, the auto supplier with its North American headquarters in Southfield, announced a 2017 commitment to FIRST Robotics, to which it has donated more than $800,000 since 2002.

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Superior Industries Profits Rise On Flat Sales

SOUTHFIELD — Superior Industries International Inc. (NYSE: SUP), the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for light vehicles in North America, reported net income of $6 million or 23 cents a share in the third fiscal quarter ends Sept. 25, up from $4.9 million or 19 cents a share a year earlier. Revenue was $175.6 million, down from $175.7 million last year.

For the nine months, net income was $33.6 million or $1.31 a share, up from $15.8 million or 59 cents a share a year earlier. Revenue was $544.4 million, up from $533.3 million.

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Secure-24 Enhances Managed Security Services Offering

SOUTHFIELD — Secure-24, a global provider of managed cloud services, IT operations and applications hosting, today unveiled two new services, Compliance Elite and Executive Security Information Advisory Services, the latest enhancements to its managed security services portfolio.

Secure-24’s security management program offers a comprehensive range of services and technologies that bolster security, strengthen compliance control and provide detailed, transparent reporting.

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Stopping urban flooding and pollution: experts talk stormwater management at LTU

SOUTHFIELD – What does Michigan do with the extra water that comes from heavy rainfall events that now seem to flood the area every few years?

Nearly 300 government officials, engineers and infrastructure experts gathered Friday at Lawrence Technological University to continue the effort to figure that out.

The fourth annual Regional Stormwater Summit, presented by LTU, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and the nonprofit group Pure Oakland Water, had no easy answers, but speakers at the event said green infrastructure will be a key part of the solution.

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AT&T Brings Faster Network to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced that it has upgraded a dozen cell towers throughout Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

The company said the changes will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, they’ll see better service when watching videos, posting to social media or texting family and friends.

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