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Sept. 2, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 18 |  

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Running Joins NASA Advisory Council Committee

UM Regents Professor of Ecology Steve Running has been appointed to the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee.


Running chairs the Earth Science subcommittee, which will join other subcommittees in Astrophysics, Heliophysics and Planetary Science under the Advisory Council.


"My responsibilities as Earth science chair are twofold," he said. "First, I will lead our subcommittee in recommending priorities for new satellite missions, continuity of space-based Earth observations, Earth systems research, and information management of global datasets. Second, I will represent Earth science priorities within the broader NASA science goals and advocate for critical Earth science objectives that fulfill national policy needs."


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Enter Drawing for TEDxUMontana Tickets

UM will host TEDxUMontana at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center. The program will feature nine speakers, two TED Talks videos and two performances with a 30-minute intermission for interaction and discussion.


TEDxUMontana is limited to 100 participants. People interested in attending the event can enter a ticket drawing online. The drawing will take place Wednesday, Sept. 4. Tickets are $40 for the public and $20 for UM students.


The event will be webcast live. Visit the day of the event to connect.


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COBRE Funding at UM a First for Montana

For the first time, a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at a Montana university has been granted a Phase 3 award from the National Institutes of Health.


The $5 million, five-year, Institutional Development Award went to the UM Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Part of UM's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, CEHS employs about 50 people who study environmental impacts on human health.


"It's gratifying to be the first COBRE center in Montana to earn a Phase 3 award," Director Andrij Holian said. "At each stage these awards get more competitive and harder to get. This outcome is a direct result of the high level of science being conducted by our investigators."


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Internships Take UM Students Across the Country

Sara Thane volunteers for the Fourth of July.

There are few more iconic places to spend a summer than the White House. UM student Sara Thane did just that through the White House Internship Program in Washington, D.C.


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 she interned in the Students Department within the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Read more



Max Barnum films footage for the George Zimmerman trial.

Journalism senior Max Barnum spent his summer in a trailer parked outside the Seminole County Courthouse. Leaving beautiful western Montana to spend a summer in central Florida may not have been ideal, but Barnum couldn't pass up the opportunity to intern as a cameraman for ABC WFTV's mobile studio -- recording up-to-date information and legal analysis of the of the high-profile George Zimmerman murder trial. Read more


Wendy Lee and patient Mark Byrn rest on campus.
Wendy Lee didn't have to look far to find her top-choice summer rotation site leading into her final year at UM's School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Lee, a U.S. Army vet originally from Bigfork, stuck around Missoula to work in the Nora Staael Evert Physical Therapy Clinic in the Skaggs Building, where she was able to explore her interest in neurologic therapy under the guidance of Clinic Director and Assistant Professor Susan Ostertag. Read more

Staff Senate Hosts 5K Scholarship Fundraiser

The Diploma Dash, a fun run/walk for student scholarships, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at UM.


Sponsored by UM's Staff Senate, the dash will start at the Van Buren Street footbridge. Distances are 5K or one mile. The event costs $20 for University students and $25 for non-students. Entry for children 12 and under is $10 and does not include a T-shirt. Stroller riders and leashed dogs are free.


Prizes will be offered for the best costume and most-spirited runner. Registrants also will be eligible to win UM Homecoming football game tickets.  


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Applications Available for Homecoming Parade

Applications now are available for entry into this year's University of Montana Homecoming Parade, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Missoula.


Last year's parade featured more than 110 entries. This year's Homecoming theme -- "Up With Montana!" -- is derived from UM's fight song, penned in 1914, and celebrates both the rich tradition and exciting future of the University.


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Irish Music, Lecture Series set for Autumn Semester

Prepare for a fall filled with the best of Irish music, courtesy of the UM Irish Studies Program, School of Music and President's Lecture Series, Humanities Montana and the Friends of Irish Studies.


"Irish Music: Traditional and Contemporary," a series of lectures and concerts, will be held in both Missoula and Butte September through December and will include some of the most renowned and innovative performers the Irish tradition has to offer.


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Journalism Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

UM student Dustin Askim recently earned a Jim Murray Scholarship, a top national award for excellence in sports writing.


Askim, a senior in the UM School of Journalism, was one of five essay-competition winners from across the country. The award and $5,000 scholarship honors the long and illustrious sports-writing career of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jim Murray.


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Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Tuesday: Law School Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Tuesday: Concert: Guest Artist Susan Nelson. Read more
  • Tuesday-Saturday: Sorority Recruitment. Read more
  • Tuesday: Concert: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: Grand Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Wednesday: Tribal Economic Development Listening Session: U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Maria Cantwell. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Liberal Arts Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Thursday: Soccer: Grizzlies vs. Houston Baptist. Read more
  • Thursday-Saturday: Play: "Of Mice and Men and Rock 'n' Roll." Read more
  • Friday: Health Sciences Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Friday: Workshop: Going Electronic -- Creating Accessible Course Materials for Instruction. Read more
  • Friday-Saturday: Volleyball: Washington State Tournament. Read more
  • Saturday: Garden City Triathlon. Read more
To view more events, visit the official UM Events Calendar online.
News about U
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Email news about UM faculty and staff to ForUM Editor Bess Pallares by noon Wednesday for inclusion in next week's issue, space allowing.


UM's National Native Children's Trauma Center hosted a two-day training Aug. 22-23 in Billings for Indian Health Service behavioral health providers and mental health clinicians from the Flathead, Fort Peck, Crow, Wind River and Fort Belknap reservations, as well as cities such as Missoula and Butte. The training was in the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, which represents an innovative, cost- and time-efficient form of brief session cognitive behavioral therapy effective for treating childhood traumatic stress. The training was led by Stephen Berkowitz of the University of Pennsylvania and organized by Richard van den Pol, director of UM's Institute for Educational Research and Service and Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, director of the National Native Children's Trauma Center. The training was funded in part by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, of which the UM center is a prominent member.


Department of Geosciences Professor and Director of the UM Paleontology Center George Stanley presented a keynote lecture during the World Summit on Permian-Triassic Extinction and Extreme Climate Change June 13-15 in Wuhan, China. He also took part in a five-day geological field trip across the Hubei and Guizhou provinces.


Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Dave Shepherd recently was awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medicine and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The grant is a continuation or renewal of Shepherd's previous grant titled "Consequences of AHR Activation in Dendritic Cells.


Drake, Richard. 2013. Reviews of "Body of State: The Moro Affair, A Nation Divided" by Marco Baliani and "Trilogy of Resistance" by Antonio Negri. The Drama Review. Fall 2013, Volume 57, Number 3: pp. 169-172.


Lauren, Paul Gordon. 2014. "Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time." Oxford University Press, New York. 324 pages.


Rout, Marnie E.; Westlie, Tara K.; Callaway, Ragan M.; Holben, William E. 2013. "Bacterial Endophytes Enhance Competition by Invasive Plants." American Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1200577.


Holden, Z.A.; Klene, A.E. 2013. "Design and Preliminary Evaluation of an Inexpensive Radiation Shield for Monitoring Surface Air Temperatures." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Volume 180: pp. 281-286.


Klene, A.E. 2013. "Urban - Rural Contrasts in Summer Soil-Surface Temperature and Active-Layer Thickness, Barrow, Alaska, USA." Polar Geography. Volume 35, Number 3: pp. 197-221.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. "Theories of Learning Mathematics." Lerman S. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education: SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_313336 2012-11-13 01:17:45 UTC.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. "Heuristics in Mathematics Education." Lerman S. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education: SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_313351 2013-05-24 23:44:09 UTC.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. "Creativity in Mathematics Education." Lerman S. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education: SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_313212 2013-04-18 13:38:57 UTC.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. (Ed.) "Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives." Advances in Mathematics Education, Springer Science and Business, Berlin Heidelberg. Volume 7: 978-94-007-7154-3, 704 pages.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. Series preface to "Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning." Lyn English and Joanne Mulligan (Eds.), Advances in Mathematics Education, Springer Science and Business, Berlin Heidelberg. Volume 5: pp. v-vi.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. (Norwegian) "Samisk Kultur og Språk i Matematikkfaget." In  A.B. Fyhn (Ed.) Kultur og Matematikk/Kultuvra ja Matematihkka. Bergen: Caspar forlag. pp. 33-42.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013.(Norwegian) "Kulturelle Nyanseforskjeller i Matematikk: Bevisenes Rolle." In A.B. Fyhn (Ed). Kultur og Matematikk/Kultuvra ja Matematihkka. Bergen: Caspar forlag. pp.137-148.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. (North Sami) "Kulturralas Erohusazat Matematihkas: Duodastusaid Sadji." In A.B. Fyhn (Ed). Kultur og Matematikk/ Kultuvra ja Matematihkka. Bergen: Caspar forlag. pp.149-160.


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