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Sept. 23, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 21 |  
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.
UM dance student Morgan Mull-Osborn performs "Accumulation," a routine she choreographed last year for a class, during TEDxUMontana Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Masquer Theatre. Photo by Todd Goodrich.

Employees Share Favorite Banned Books in Videos

In honor of national Banned Books Week Sept. 23-27, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will post a series of videos featuring UM faculty, administrators and staff sharing their favorite banned books to its website.


The videos, produced by UM graduate student and School of Media Arts Adjunct Instructor Tom Stagg, introduce students to people who work on campus and the books they cherish. In the videos, UM employees speak from the heart about books they love and that have influenced them and why students should read banned books.


A new video will be posted to the Mansfield Library website each day of the week. Each video is about five minutes long, and books featured this year include "Looking for Alaska" by John Green, "Call of the Wild" by Jack London and "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. Speakers are UM President Royce Engstrom, faculty members and staff members from the admissions and advising offices.


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UM Plans New Cyber Lab with Related Programming

UM plans to create a new Cyber Innovation Laboratory in collaboration with state technology companies. The new facility will train students in cybersecurity and using so-called "big data" to search for patterns that solve real-world problems using massive datasets.


The lab initially will be outfitted using donations from Montana technology companies. The state's entire U.S. congressional delegation has voiced support for the UM initiative.


Curricula will be designed for use with the lab, and UM officials envision new certificate and degree offerings involving cybersecurity, big data and assurance, which involves safety, security and compliance.


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'We Are Montana' Tour Kicks Off in Eastern Montana

UM President Royce Engstrom will kick off his "We are Montana" tour of the state on Monday, Sept. 23. Engstrom and other senior UM leaders will travel to four eastern Montana cities in four days to meet with and listen to legislators, educators, alumni, students and community members.


"We see the boundaries of the University as the entire state of Montana, and I'm excited for the opportunity to better understand what matters to the people and communities of this region," Engstrom said. "I want to hear what's on their minds, as well as share the story of our students, faculty and alumni."


The tour will start in Miles City and continue to Glendive, Sidney and Glasgow. In each town the University will host a community event that is free and open to the public. 


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More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Sept. 23: Center for Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics and Chemistry Seminar: "New Access to Complex Glycoconjugates Through Engineering and Evolution of Glycosyltransferases and Glycosynthases," Stephen Withers, University of British Columbia, 4:10 p.m., Chemistry Building Room 212. 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Intro to Open Access, Institutional Repositories and UM's ScholarWorks," 9:30-11 a.m., Mansfield Library Room 410A.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Mansfield Library Workshop: "ScholarWorks at UM," Wendy Walker, UM digital initiatives librarian, 11-11:15 a.m., Mansfield Library Room 410A.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Series: "Deep in the Delta: Studying Climate Change in Vietnam," Dan Spencer, UM environmental studies professor, 12:10-1 p.m., Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Room 454.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Institutional Review Board," Paula Baker, IRB manager, 3:10-4 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 283.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: Professional Development Series: "Expanding the National Profile of Your Research," includes lunch, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., James E. Todd Building Room 203. RSVP online.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Publishing Journals and Conference Proceedings with ScholarWorks," 1:30-3 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 410A.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Professional Development Series: "You Can't Tell me What to Do: Effective Responses to Student Entitlement," Mike Frost, Curry Health Center director of counseling services, 3:40-4:30 p.m., Missoula College UM East Campus HB08. RSVP online.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Rough Cut Science Seminar Series: "The Future of Food Politics (or Why Food is Not Coal)" Hugh Campbell, University of Otagao professor, 7 p.m., UC Theater.
  • Friday, Sept. 27: Pedagogy Project Microtalk: "Teaching Up, Down and to the Middle," Division of Biological Sciences Lecturer Laurie Minns and English Professor Ashby Kinch, includes lunch, 12:10-1 p.m., Phyllis J. Washington Education Center Room 241.

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. 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
  • Tuesday: Jesse Hall Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Tuesday: Campus Assault Prevention Coordinator Applicant Open Forum. Read more
  • Tuesday: Presentation and Signing: "The Smiling Photo: Images of War." Read more
  • Wednesday: Graduate School Workshop. Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series: "Broken Rainbow." Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Miller Hall Study Abroad Fair. Read more
  • Thursday: Signing: "The Last Ride of Caleb O'Toole." Read more
  • Thursday: Weight Management Seminar. Read more
  • Friday: Math Day. Read more
  • Saturday: Public Lands Day. Read more
  • Saturday: Missoula Heart Walk and 5K Run. Read more
  • Saturday-Sunday: Missoula Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert: "Nordic Lights." Read more

To view more events, visit the official UM Events Calendar online.

News about U
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Communicative Sciences and Disorders Associate Professor Amy Glaspey presented a live webinar titled "Measuring Speech Adaptability in Speech Sound Disorders" for on Sept. 12. Glaspey also is the 2013 Chapter Adviser Honors recipient of the Students in Communication Hearing Working in Action UM National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter, region nine.


Communicative Sciences and Disorders Chair and Associate Professor Lucy Hart Paulson conducted a webinar titled "Teaching the ABCs: Strategies Beyond the Letter of the Week," sponsored by Sopris Learning on Monday, Sept. 16. View the webinar online.


Wildlife Biology Program Assistant Professor and Avian Science Center Director Victoria Dreitz was the plenary speaker on "Shorebird Conservation in Productive Landscapes Symposium" at the fifth Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting Sept. 17-21 in Santa Marta, Colombia.


Communicative Sciences and Disorders Professor Laurie Slovarp recently was selected for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award. The award is given in conjunction with the 23rd annual Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention: The Genetic Basis of Speech, Language, Reading, Learning and Memory. It includes convention registration and a $1,000 award. At the convention, Slovarp will present a poster titled "Reliability of Dysphagia Treatment Planning and the Influence of the Modified Barium Swallow Study Report."


Department of Mathematical Sciences Professor Bharath Sriraman was invited to speak as the FirstRand Fellow Sept. 16-20 at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. He delivered a universitywide public lecture titled "The Dynamics and Dogmas of Bibliometic Measures" and conducted a two-day seminar for faculty and graduate students on "Mathematical Modeling and Applications in School Classrooms: Results from International Comparative Studies."


Vanita, Ruth. 2013. (Translated and edited with an introduction) "Alone Together: Selected Stories of Mannu Bhandari, Rajee Seth and Archana Varma." New Delhi: Women Unlimited Press.


Vanita, Ruth. 2013. "Playing the Field: Lesbian Studies Today." Feminist Studies. Volume 39, Issue 2: pp. 1-6.


Vanita, Ruth. 2013. "The Romance of Siblinghood in Bombay Cinema." South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, special issue "Unfamiliar Ground: Security, Socialization and Affect in Indian Families. Volume 36, Issue 1: pp. 25-36.


Vanita, Ruth. 2013. Foreword to "Masculinity and its Challenges in India: Essays on Changing Perceptions." Editors: Rohit Dasgupta and K. Moti Gokulsing. McFarland.


Loisel, Clary. 2013. "Out of the Closet and Onto the Stage: An Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Gay and Lesbian Theater." Floricanto Press, Moorpark, Calif. 304 pages.


Sriraman, Bharath. 2013. Series preface to "International Perspectives on Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Opportunities to Learn: TEDS-M Results." Advances in Mathematics Education, Volume 6." Springer Netherlands.


Sriraman Bharath. 2013. "Tracing Students' Modeling Processes in School." Modeling Students Mathematical Modeling Competencies. Springer Netherlands. pp. 119-129.


Ferrini, M.E.; Simons, B.J.; Roberts, K.; Jaffar, Z. 2013. "S-Nitrosoglutathione Reductase Inhibition Regulates Allergen-Induced Lung Inflammation and Airway Hyperreactivity." PLoS ONE. Volume 8, Number 7: e70351.


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