Two University of Montana students have earned Chateaubriand Fellowships to carry out collaborative research in a French laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand. Steven McDaniel is a graduate student in UM’s Medicinal Chemistry Program and Jaydene Topenio McDaniel is a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
The English Laguage Insitute (ELI) of the Office of International Programs recently celebrated 20 years on campus.
India in Missoula From March 1st until March 9th the University of Montana and the Missoula community will celebrate India in a series of events entitled “India in Missoula”. These events, starting Friday, March 1st with an India-themed art exhibit at Murphy%7eJubb Fine Art, are intended to provide information to the community about India, its history, science, and culture, and to UM students regarding study abroad opportunities to that country. All “India in Missoula” events are free and open to the public. For additional information about any of the events please contact Peter Baker, the university’s International Program Development Officer – he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 243-6142.
University of Montana hires new Director of the Office of International Programs
The University of Montana has hired Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo as the new director of the Office of International Programs.
Dr. Zagalo-Melo, currently the director of the Luso-American Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, will begin his new duties at UM in April.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2006, he served as the executive director of the Fulbright Commission in Portugal for a decade. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the Higher Institute of Languages and Administration in Lisbon, a master’s of public administration from Harvard University and a doctorate in political science from the Catholic University of Portugal with collaboration from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was a visiting scholar in academic years 2008/2009 and Spring 2011.
“It is a great privilege and honor to have been selected to join UM’s Office of International Programs,” Zagalo-Melo said. “It is the nature of universities to be international, and UM’s leadership is well aware of this. UM plays an important role in promoting global changes by fostering knowledge creation and promoting mutual understanding, and I am delighted to take part in this exciting process.”
Humphrey Fellows for Long- Term Intensive English Training in 2013
The English Language Institute was recently selected to host a cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows for a long-term English Language Training program this coming spring. ELI’s proposal was one of two chosen out of approximately twenty-five other universities in the US. This prestigious program is sponsored by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Hubert Humphrey Fellows are mid-career professionals from a variety of developing countries. They will come to ELI for five months to study English and learn about American culture prior to their fellowship years at other American Universities. This program will be a wonderful way for the University of Montana to share its expertise and resources with others, while at the same time benefiting from the knowledge these accomplished professionals bring with them from around the globe.