A book written by Douglas Emlen, an acclaimed UM evolutionary biologist, has been awarded the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. Emlen officially will receive the award for his book “Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle” and a $10,000 prize at a gala dinner Dec. 4 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists to the literature of science. Read more about Emlen’s latest accolade.
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The life of a student-athlete can be difficult and strenuous. It is hard to find the time to balance school, sports and a social life. If you throw traveling the world and qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro into that mix, it may seem overwhelming. But such is life for current UM student Martin Iosefo, who is also a member of the U.S. national rugby team. Read at Q&A with Iosefo in the Montanan magazine.
Three giant steam trunks of wildflower specimens sat in the basement of the Craighead household for 50-some years. The specimens, numbering nearly 900, mostly were collected from locales throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. They were used in “A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers,” written by the famous Craighead twins—John and Frank. Now the specimens reside in UM’s Herbarium, a gift from the Craighead family. Read more about the collection in the Montanan magazine.
Working as an information systems technology consultant can be fast-paced and fascinating, but somewhat mysterious to students who are pondering going into the profession, according to David Firth, professor of management information systems at UM’s School of Business Administration. On Oct. 2 Firth will take his students to Advanced Technology Group Missoula Solutions Center to demystify just what technology consultants do on a day-to-day basis. Read more about how the onsite visit helps UM students envision their future.
Anya Jabour has a pretty strict etiquette list for what a person should and should not do. For instance, she notes, you should speak clearly and without hesitation. You should not fuss or fidget. And whatever you do, don’t be haughty. It’s offensive. In the 21st century, these directives seem laughable. But Jabour, a UM history professor, created this detailed inventory for cast members of a new PBS Civil War drama. Read more about Jabour in the Montanan magazine.
University of Montana Dining announced they're changing the menu to provide a diet more focused on plant proteins. The shift is part of a program called Menus of Change through the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan school of public health. Director of UM Dining Mark LoParco said UM has joined the movement to be more sustainable and provide a healthier diet. The Montana Kaimin reports on UM Dining’s efforts.
Rock legend Neil Young treated a sold-out crowd of concertgoers to a three-hour set at the University of Montana’s Adams Center on Oct. 1. The Missoula concert kicked off the second leg of Young’s “Rebel Content” tour.