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Whether they are presenting their scholarship at conferences, receiving prestigious awards, competing in national events, gaining experience in an internship, or volunteering at home and abroad, students at the University of Montana are thriving.

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Kaci Felstet - Journalism

Kaci Felstet

I travelled to India with 30 School of Journalism faculty and students during Wintersession in January 2014.  The main focus of this trip was to conduct environmental reporting on the problems India faces due to its increasing population. I spent a week in a remote village located in a tiger reserve and rep ...
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Nora Sutherland - Creative Writing

Nora Sutherland

I presented my discovery of Creative Writing via the sciences at the Luncheon on Inspired Learning, part of Celebrate Academics 2014. I was surprised at how engaging the event was. It was heartening to see so many professors and administrators express concern and search for ways to make the classroom more personal, ...
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Levi McClelland - Structural Biophysics

Levi McClelland

Events such as Celebrate Academics provide a great forum for cross-disciplinary engagement and sharing of ongoing scholarship campus-wide.  Presenting my research on conformational changes of cytochrome c, a protein that undergoes a structural change as it transitions from functioning in cellular energy pro ...
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Tarun Gupta - Neuroscience

Tarun Gupta

At the Luncheon on Inspired Learning, part of Celebrate Academics 2014, I was asked to share my learning experiences at UM with faculty members, graduate students and administrators, and describe what drives me academically. I talked briefly about the implications of emerging evidence in neuroscien ...
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Kim Ledger - Division of Biological Sciences

Kim Ledger

In November 2013 I attended the National Collegiant Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in New Orleans to present my poster titled Impacts of a global invader, Solidago canadensis, at home and away. My research, in collaborati ...
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Cara Saxon - Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cara Saxon

I was one of two University of Montana representatives at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) national meeting in September 2013. At the meeting, my research mentor Kevin Trout and I presented the research we conducted last summer at the University of Montana’s Center for Environme ...
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Sara Thane - Political Science

Sara Thane

There are few more iconic places to spend a summer than the White House. Thane, a 2011 graduate of Missoula´s Hellgate High School, is a junior at UM majoring in political science with minors in Arabic studies and international development studies. This summer, she interned in the Students Department within ...
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Zach Brown - Environmental Studies

Zach Brown

Recent UM graduate and Truman Scholar Zach Brown is interning in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as part of the Truman Foundation’s Summer Institute program in Washington, D.C.  The USTR oversees bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations on behalf of the President. ...
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Samantha Mitchell - Biology

Samantha Mitchell

Biology major Samantha Mitchell presented exciting new findings from UM’s Lawrence Lab to fellow neuroscience students and professors at the Society for Neuroscience annual conference in New Orleans in November 2012. Samantha’s research explores the behavioral effects of deleting a subclass of ac ...
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Kevin Kicking Woman - Interdisciplinary Studies: Music and Anthropology

Kevin Kicking Woman

In September 2012, interdisciplinary studies graduate student Kevin Kicking Woman travelled to attend “Stories and Songs of the People” at the InterNational Peoples Village in Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia, where he participated in a series of events featuring Indigenous people’ ...
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Abigail Nastan - Geosciences

Abigail Nastan

Geosciences major Abigail Nastan travelled to San Francisco in fall 2012 to represent both UM’s Geosciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Her poster topic compared climate change on Earth to that on Mars and explored whether humans could one day liv ...
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Casie Dunleavy - Philosophy

Casie Dunleavy

Casie Dunleavy, a graduate student in Environmental Philosophy, represented UM at the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in November 2012. At the conference in Denver, Colorado, Casie met many veterinarians interested in philosophical concepts like animal dignity and whose wor ...
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Edwin Webster - Political Science

Edwin Webster

During Wintersession term in January 2013, a group of undergraduate UM Political Science majors traveled to Washington, D.C., for an intensive seminar course at The Washington Center. Edwin Webster was one of these students. Edwin's trip included visits to think tanks, congressional offices, the Capitol building, na ...
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David Schaad - Environmental Studies

David Schaad

Environmental studies major David Schaad travelled to Vietnam during Wintersession term in January 2013. There, he earned six UM credits while studying the ecology, culture, history, and economic development of the nation, as well as the impacts of climate change in the region. David writes, "Words cannot describe h ...
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