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Sept. 9, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 19 |  
Dear Cary,
Welcome to ForUM, the e-newsletter for University of Montana staff, faculty and administrators. ForUM is published weekly during the academic year except during scheduled academic breaks.

Discrimination Prevention Tutorial Available Online

UM employees now can access the Discrimination Prevention Tutorial. The tutorial will provide tools to identify, respond to, and prevent discrimination and sexual harassment.


The tutorial consists of two videos designed to bring home the importance of the issues and 10 quiz questions that provide an opportunity to engage with the content of the tutorial. Watch each message video and complete the quiz afterward. Please review the quiz content and feedback carefully. It should take about 20 to 25 minutes.


All UM employees, including faculty and permanent full-time and part-time employees, are required to complete the tutorial by Nov.15. As of Sept. 6, 767 employees have completed the tutorial.


Employees are permitted to use work time to complete the tutorial. Talk to your immediate supervisor if you have questions about how and when to access it.


If you have any questions or concerns, call Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Director and Title IX Coordinator Eric Gutierrez at 406-243-5710 or email


Employees can complete the tutorial online by logging into Moodle with their NetID. 

Math Professor to Kick Off Faculty Lecture Series


UM Professor Mark Kayll will kick off the 2013-14 Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with his lecture "1, 2, 3.14 ... Familiar Figures, Fresh Facts" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Music Recital Hall at UM.


Kayll, a professor in the UM Department of Mathematical Sciences, will reveal a few surprises about three fun-filled numbers and their connections with Earth, banjos and kindergartners' field trips. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Professors Team Up to Bring NEH Exhibits to UM

In each of the past three years, two UM faculty members have garnered National Endowment for the Humanities awards. The collaboration between political science Associate Professor Rob Saldin and history Associate Professor Tobin Miller Shearer has resulted in successful bids to bring three NEH-sponsored exhibits to UM. 

'Walk N Roll' Week Rewards Sustainable Commuters

UM invites students, faculty, staff and the public to head to campus using any mode of transportation other than driving a car alone during the week of Sept. 9-13.


As part of Missoula's Bike Walk Bus Week, the Associated Students of UM will sponsor "Walk N Roll" week. Volunteers will hand out raffle tickets for prizes to all participants at the entrances to campus, including bus stops. Raffle tickets also will be available at the University Center. Participants can pick up one raffle ticket per day.

Illustration by UM student Angela Brooker

Campus Parking Permit Features Student Artwork

The campus parking passes at UM feature a special touch this year, highlighting the artwork of a UM student.


Angela Brooker, a sophomore in the UM School of Business Administration, won a contest last spring seeking student photography or illustrations for the 2013-14 parking pass. The Office of Public Safety sponsored the contest, asking students to create an image representing a positive experience at UM.


Brooker, who previously studied art at UM, heard about the contest in the University's student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin. She drew inspiration from the iconic Grizzly statue on the Oval, Main Hall and campus greenery to create her illustration.

Creative Writing Program Hosts Writer's Fall Opus

The UM Creative Writing Program invites members of the public to the Writer's Fall Opus. The fifth annual fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Governor's Room of the Florence Hotel, located at 111 N. Higgins Ave. in Missoula.


Friends of the Creative Writing Program will gather to support the arts and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beverages, live and silent auctions and a raffle worth more than $800.


Event tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $40 for a single or $75 for couples. Attendees must be age 21 or older. 

greta painting
A portrait of Wrolstad by her friend Sabeth Jackson.

Publisher Announces Wrolstad Poetry Series

Independent publisher Tavern Books recently announced The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series to honor the life and work of former UM student and poet Greta Wrolstad.


Wrolstad, a graduate student in the UM Creative Writing Program, passed away in 2005 at the age of 24. Tavern Books published two collections of her poetry: "Night is Simply a Shadow" in 2013 and "Notes on Sea & Shore" in 2010.


The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series will champion exceptional literary works from young women poets through a book publication in The Living Library, the Tavern Books catalog of innovative poets ranging from first-time authors and neglected masters to Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel laureates. 

College of Forestry Celebrates 100 Years

The UM College of Forestry and Conservation will celebrate its centennial this year with three days of events. All alumni and friends of the college are invited to events taking place Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21.


The college formally opened on Sept. 8, 1914, with 25 students and one degree program. It since has grown to offer five undergraduate degrees, four academic minors, five master's of science degrees and three doctoral programs to nearly 1,000 students.

Guitarist to Play Benefit Concert for EVST Program

Renowned guitarist Paul Chasman will perform his "Elephant in the Room" concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Missoula Winery and Event Center located at 5646 W. Harrier in Missoula. The performance is a benefit for the UM Environmental Studies Program.


Tickets cost $15 per person, $25 for couples and $5 for students with a valid Griz Card. They will be available for purchase at the door. Admission is free for children 12 and under.

Missoula Artist Freedman to Lecture at UM

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will host a lecture by Missoula artist Henry Freedman at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.


The lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Henry Freedman: Imagining New Worlds," which is on display in the PAR/TV Center's Meloy Gallery through Sept. 21. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Nominate Top Students for Scholarships

As the Oct. 1 deadline approaches, faculty are asked to send seniors and recent graduates to Laure Pengelly Drake, the Davidson Honors College director of external scholarships and advising, to prepare for scholarships such as the Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge. Intellectual curiosity, dedication to service, outstanding leadership, vision and other exceptional qualities are required for these highly competitive scholarships. All dedicated students of critical languages should consider the scholarships in those areas.


Sophomores and juniors should get in touch with Pengelly Drake to start applications for the Goldwater (science and math research), Truman (public service leadership), Udall (dedication to careers related to Native American and environmental issues) and other opportunities.


Pengelly Drake encourages faculty to send promising students to her as soon you notice potential because it helps to have several years to prepare for a scholarship application. She also can assist students and direct them to many other scholarship opportunities.


For more information call Pengelly Drake at 406-243-6140 or email Students can visit her in DHC Room 102.

Visiting Professor to Present Colloquium

University of Colorado communication Professor Karen Ashcraft will deliver a colloquium titled "The Glass Slipper: How Work is Known by the Company it Keeps" from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in Gallagher Business Building Room 119. Her visit is sponsored by UM's Department of Communication Studies.


Ashcraft is a former International Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Research and the School of Economics and Management at Lund University in Sweden. Since receiving her doctorate in 1998, she has published more than 40 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. She also is the co-author of the award-winning book "Reworking Gender: A Feminist Communicology of Organization."


Her academic work examines professional identity and organizational forms, with particular attention to gender and power. The colloquium will draw from a recent article in the Academy of Management Review that challenges the current division between work and diversity studies and examines the ways in which the nature of work itself is influenced by gender and race.

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Sept. 9: The Philosophy Forum: "General Systems Theory and Beyond: Where the Helmsman Loses his Grip and Then Gets it Back Again." Presented by psychology Professor David Schuldberg with a reply from Regents Professor of Philosophy Albert Borgmann. 3:10-4:30 p.m., School of Law Pope Room.
  • Monday, Sept. 9: Rough Cut Science Seminar: "Methane in the Mountains: Part II." Presented by Montana State University Professor Tim McDermott. Noon, University Center Room 330.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Graduate Students' Guide to the Library." Learn how to navigate and familiarize yourself with library services and resources including subject librarians, collections and bibliographic management tools, circulation policies, interlibrary loan, document deliver, study carrels and rooms, and teaching assistant support. 3:10-4 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 283.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Why Mansfield Matters." Presented by Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Director Abraham Kim. Meet the center's new director and learn why the spirit of Sen. Mike Mansfield remains relevant today. 12:10 p.m., Mansfield Center.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12: Institutional Review Board Webinar: "Research with Subjects with Intellectual Disabilities: Recruitment and Consent." The webinar will be followed by a brown bag discussion about IRB expectations when research involves minors or adults with limited capacity to consent. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., James E. Todd Building Room 203.

Faculty/Staff/Retiree Afternoon Receptions

Receptions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every other Friday in the Davidson Honors College Lounge. Autumn semester dates and event sponsors are:

  • Sept. 13: Mansfield Center
  • Sept. 27: Academic Affairs/Integrated Communications
  • Oct. 11: College of Arts and Sciences/College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Oct. 25: Office of the President
  • Nov. 8: College of Forestry and Conservation/School of Business Administration
  • Nov. 22: College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences/Information Technology
  • Dec. 6: UM Dining/Office of the President
Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Monday: Business School Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Monday: Student Q-and-A with Tracy Kidder. Read more
  • Monday: Soccer: Grizzlies vs. Utah Valley. Read more
  • Monday: First-Year Reading Experience Lecture. Read more
  • Tuesday: Fall Volunteer Fair. Read more
  • Tuesday: Forestry Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Wednesday: Journalism Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Education Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Thursday: Bridging Dialogue Across Cultures. Read more
  • Thursday: UM Farm to College 10th Anniversary Fall Feastival. Read more
  • Thursday: Lecture: "From Otter Creek to Asia: The Coal Hard Truth from a Chinese Citizen." Read more
  • Thursday: Concert: 38 Special. Read more
  • Friday: Honorary Doctorate Ceremony: Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Read more
  • Friday: Youth Camps: Date Night Rec Care. Read more
  • Saturday: Backpack Hoodoo Pass to Heart Lake. Read more
  • Saturday: Diploma Dash 5K. Read more
  • Sunday: University Neighborhood Ice Cream Social. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: String Orchestra of the Rockies with guest cellist Joshua Roman present "Bringing It: Presenting Classical Music in the 21st Century." Read more
To view more events, visit the official UM Events Calendar online.
News about U
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School of Public and Community Health Sciences Professor Amanda Golbeck gave a presentation titled "Statistics as a Career Choice for Women" Aug. 25-30 at the 59th World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong. She also chaired a roundtable discussion at the Women's Networking Reception and presented two posters, one with UM physics student Dan Molgaard titled "A Historical Note on the Harvard College Observatory Announcement Cards: Elizabeth L. Scott at the Intersection of Statistics and Astronomy," and one with School of Public and Community Health Sciences Professor Craig Molgaard titled "Professional Awards in Statistics: Chipping Away at Gender Disparities in the USA."


During June and July, Department of History Professor Anya Jabour participated in a summer institute sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities at the Newberry Library in Chicago on "Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955."


Department of Geography Associate Professor Ulrich Kamp and Lecturer Kevin McManigal recently were interviewed by the Royal Geographic Society about their research on the monitoring of Mongolian glaciers. Their field work retraced the 1910 Carruthers RGS expedition to the Turgen Mountains and repeated 100-year-old glacier photographs in 2010. RGS produced a flier and text about the research, which are available to about 650 high school students in the U.K. as part of the science education curriculum.


Center for Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Elizabeth Putnam recently received a three-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medicine and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This new grant is titled "The Role of SPARC in Lung Fibrosis."


Montana Campus Compact Executive Director Dean McGovern and associates presented a workshop titled "Best Practices for 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance" at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service held June 19-22 in Washington, D.C.


A.B. Hammond Professor of Western History Dan Flores will deliver a lecture titled "Empires of the Sun: Big History and the High Plains" to kick off the annual Mari Sandoz Heritage Society conference Sept. 26 at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.


Collins, G.G.; Goforth, A.; Ambrose, L.; Jones, N. 2013. "Effects of Vocabulary-Learning Instruction on Rural, Low SES Students' Vocabulary-Learning Abilities." A presentation at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference. Long Beach, Calif.


Collins, G.G.; Norris, J.A.; and Hoffman, P.R. 2013. "An Examination of Errors of Coherence in Adolescent Sentence Combining." Poster session presented at the annual Child Language Seminar in Manchester, England.


Ambrose, L.; Goforth, A.; Collins, G.; and Jones, N. 2013. "Delivering Culturally Responsive Instruction Across the Curriculum." A presentation at the annual International School Psychology Association Conference. Porto, Portugal.


Campbell, Gregory R. 2013. "Blood Quantum." In Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Volume 1. Patrick, L. Mason, editor in chief. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning. pp. 300-304.


Campbell, Gregory R. 2013. "American Indians." In Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Volume 1. Patrick, L. Mason, editor in chief. Farmington Hills: Gale, Cengage Learning. pp. 103-107.


Cook, A.F.; Hoas, H.; Joyner, J. 2013. "The Protectors and the Protected: What Regulator and Researchers can Learn from IRB Members and Subject." Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Volume 3, Issue 1: pp. 51-65.


Cook, A.F.; Hoas, H. 2013. "The Truth About the Truth: What Matters When Privacy and Anonymity can no Longer be Promised to Those who Participate in Clinical Trial Research?" Research Ethics. Volume 9, Issue 3: pp. 97-108.


Campbell, Duncan G. 2013. "Help-Seeking from Clergy and Spiritual Counselors Among Veterans with Depression and PTSD in Primary Care." Journal of Religion and Health. Issue 52: pp. 707-718.


Campbell, Duncan G. 2013. "Family Involvement, Medication Adherence and Depression Outcomes Among Patients in Veterans Affairs Primary Care." Psychiatric Services. Issue 64: pp. 472-478.


Jabour, Anya. 2013. Review of "Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery and the Law" by Loren Schweninger. Reviews in American History. Volume 41: pp. 458-461.


Jabour, Anya. 2013. Review of "Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello" by Cynthia A. Kierner. Journal of Southern History. Volume 79, Number 3: pp. 693-694.


Calderon-Garciduenas, Lilian. 2013. "Flavonol-Rich Dark Cocoa Significantly Decreases Plasma Endothelin-1 and Improves Cognition in Urban Children." Frontiers in Pharmacology. Volume 4, Article 104. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2013.00104.


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