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Oct. 1, 2012 | Vol. 41, No. 21 |
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Journalism school, public media present debates

Montana's public broadcasting services, Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and MontanaPBS, have joined with UM's School of Journalism to launch Montana Public Media, an election-year website, and collaborate on broadcast debates and election programming.


The website will archive all the broadcast and online material produced by the partners and provide links to other Web resources.


The partners also plan an ambitious lineup of broadcast debates, candidate profiles and interviews, special documentaries and "Equal Time" and "Ad Watch" segments. The debates will be broadcast live on public radio and TV at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, Oct. 8: U.S. Senate race
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: Governor race

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Native Children's Trauma Center receives $2.4M grant

The National Native Children's Trauma Center based at UM has received a $2.4 million grant to continue work with Native American youth who experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.


The grant is a competitive refunding of the center from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though the center is based at the UM College of Education's Institute for Educational Research and Service, it provides trainings nationwide on mental health services that are particularly effective in rural settings and schools.


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PLS to feature former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will deliver a lecture titled "While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era" as part of the President's Lecture Series at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre.


Feingold, who served 18 years as a Democratic senator from Wisconsin, often went against the grain during his time in Washington, D.C. In the lecture, Feingold will show how oversimplification and disinformation about terrorism, Islam and U.S. policies have undermined the country's capacity for right and effective action in the world.


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Fewer students attend UM, FTE students up at MC

After graduating a record number of students in the last academic year, UM has experienced an enrollment drop for autumn semester 2012.

According to the UM Registrar's Office, the autumn total headcount enrollment is 14,943, which is 726 fewer than the record enrollment logged one year ago.

At the same time, UM has enrolled an incoming class that is academically stronger and better prepared than in previous years.


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UM receives assault response and prevention grant

UM has received a $297,731 grant from the Department of Justice to improve evaluation and implementation of a comprehensive student assault response and prevention program.


The Office of Violence Against Women grant will be used to expand, reorganize and streamline UM's approach to addressing interpersonal violence. The grant will fund a full-time director of student assault programming position for three years and provide support for a variety of UM programs and services.


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Community invited to learn about MC building plan

UM President Royce Engstrom and University officials invite the community to learn about the future of the proposed Missoula College building and take part in a community conversation from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the UM Golf Course Clubhouse.


The open house will give community members the opportunity to ask questions and learn the history of how the location was selected, see where the buildings will be located and how it fits into the South Campus Master Plan, and learn how the golf course can be reconfigured.


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UM researcher to lecture on biography of Mao

Historian and UM Research Faculty Associate Steven Levine will speak about the just-published biography of Mao Zedong "Mao: The Real Story" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall.


Levine collaborated on the biography with lead author Alexander Pantsov, who drew from previously top-secret documents in the archives of the Chinese Communist Party, the Soviet Communist Party and the Communist International to present a complex, human portrait of Mao and his rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in the mid-20th century. Mao's personal files, political reports, private correspondence and more provide a multifaceted look at the controversial figure.


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Program to send teachers, students to Cambodia

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center has been awarded a $175,000 grant by the U.S. Department of State to implement the American Youth Leadership Program in Cambodia, which focuses on environmental issues and climate change.


The grant pays all expenses for two high school teachers with experience in environmental studies or international affairs to travel on the program. The funding also covers travel for 20 high school students ages 15 to 17 who are looking to experience another culture and learn about the environmental issues facing both Cambodia and Montana. Upon returning home, students will put their new knowledge and skills into action by spearheading a service project in their communities.


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First-Year Reading author to present lecture, forum

Maile Meloy, Helena native and author of the UM First-Year Reading Experience book "Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It," will visit campus to present a lecture and host a student forum Oct. 17-18.


The lecture titled "Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It" will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. Meloy will discuss how she came to write the book, her writing process and the role Montana has played in her writing. The student forum will be held at 11:10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the University Center Theater.


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Distinguished Alumnus leaves gift to Forestry College

Distinguished alumnus of the UM College of Forestry and Conservation Charles E. "Mike" Hardy left bequests to three local forestry groups upon his passing this June.


His gifts will fund a fire-management lecture series at UM, support the National Museum of Forest Service History archives and collections and help fund a forestry interpretive center at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.


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Mansfield Library presents banned books videos

Mansfield Library will present the Banned Books Video Project in honor of the 30th anniversary of National Banned Books Week, Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Each day Oct. 1-5, the library will share a video on its website. The videos feature members of the University community talking about their favorite banned books.


The project is intended to inform the campus community about banned books and encourage students, faculty, staff and administrations to talk about banned books and the freedom to read. Visit the Mansfield Library website to see the videos. For more information call Julie Biando Edwards at 406-243-4505 or email


Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information.

School of Education to host iPad Interest Group

The UM School of Education will host an informal i3G iPad Interest Group for UM faculty and staff looking to explore ways to get the most from their iPads. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in Phyllis J. Washington Education Center Room 123.


Special topics include projecting the screen for presentations, writing iBooks, making movies and moving content on and off the iPad. Attendees also can discuss and share information about apps, accessories, connectivity, shortcuts and more. Door prizes will be available.


"i3G is a chance to learn from the collective iPad knowledge base on campus. The iPad is too powerful an education tool for any one person to know about all its capabilities," said Martin Horejsi, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. "i3G is an effort to capitalize on our diverse iPad experiences in order to push all our educational uses for the iPad to greater heights."


For more information call Horejsi at 406-243-5785 or email

UM to host World's Largest Garage Sale Oct. 6

The World's Largest Garage Sale, hosted by the UM Advocates, is coming back to Missoula on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the campus parking garage east of the Mansfield Library.


The event is free and open to the public. Sales are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will set up at 7 a.m. Vendors can purchase a selling spot the size of two parking spaces for $25. Each additional parking spot is $10. The event is open to all individuals interested in buying or selling goods.


Registration forms are available at The Source in the University Center or online at


The semiannual event, which draws nearly 100 sellers and thousands of shoppers, is a fundraiser for UM Advocates, a campus service organization. For more information call Kristy Ernst or Ashley Ferro at 406-243-5874 or email

Environmental law group hosts fall speaker series

The UM School of Law's Environmental Law Group, in cooperation with the UM Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, presents the Fall 2012 Speaker Series. The series focus is "The Interface of Natural Resources Law and Public Policy." All talks are held at noon in School of Law Room 101 and are free and open to the public. Upcoming talks include:

  • Oct. 18: Martha Williams, deputy solicitor for Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Department of the Interior, presents "Natural Resources Policy and the Law: Know the Rules and Play the Game."
  • Oct. 25: Alan Campbell, attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents "The Public's Treasure in Land, Water and Minerals: Law and Policy on Public Lands in the West."
  • Oct. 29: Jenny Harbine, staff attorney, EarthJustice, presents "Global Warming: Law and Policy at a Crossroads."

HR to host spotlight session on holiday pay

UM Human Resources will host a spotlight session titled "Holiday Pay: Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know about Holiday Pay" from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in James E. Todd Building Room 203. The session is open to all UM employees.

Physical therapy students offer Fall Massage Clinic

The UM Physical Therapy Student Association will host its Fall Massage Clinic fundraiser in October and November.


Physical therapy graduate students will provide massages 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-8 and Nov. 12-15 at the UM Physical Therapy Clinic in Skaggs Building Room 129. Sessions cost $12 for 20 minutes and $20 for 40 minutes.


To make an appointment, call Weston Vik at 406-243-4753 or email

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3: Mansfield Center Fall 2012 Lecture Series: "Studying Climate Change in Vietnam: Shared Impacts on Water, Forestry and Eco-tourism." UM environmental studies Professor Dan Spencer. Noon, Mansfield Center.
  • Friday, Oct. 5: Mansfield Library Fall Workshops: "Business Resources: Marketing." A hands-on workshop about the best databases for marketing information. Learn how to use the  Business & Company Resource Center, Academic Search Complete and methods for finding demographics. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 283.

Faculty/staff/retiree socials

Socials will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. most Fridays during autumn semester in the Davidson Honors College Lounge. Autumn semester dates and event sponsors are:

  • Oct. 5: President Engstrom
  • Oct. 19: College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Extended and Lifelong Learning
  • Oct. 26: College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nov. 2: Mansfield Center
  • Nov. 9: International Programs
  • Nov. 16: College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
  • Nov. 30: Academic Affairs
  • Dec. 7: President Engstrom

Upcoming Arts and Entertainment

  • Oct. 1: Exhibit opening: "20 Years and Counting." Read more
  • Oct. 2-6: Play: "The Arabian Nights." Read more
  • Oct. 4: REEL ROCK Film Tour. Read more
  • Oct. 5-6: Weekend Movies -- "Madagascar 3" and "People Like Us." Read more
  • Oct. 6: Book signing: Ivan Doig's "Bartender's Tale." Read more
  • Oct. 6-7: UM Dancers on Location. Read more
News about U
News About U

John J. Craighead Chair and Professor of Wildlife Conservation Joel Berger presented an invited seminar titled "Is There a Future for Large-Scale Migrations?" at the International Wild Equid Conference on Sept. 20 in Vienna, Austria.


UM Rural Insititute Senior Research Scientist and Principal Investigator Rosemary Hughes delivered an invited keynote presentation titled "Women, violence and disability" for the disability track of the Pulama I Ka 'Ohana Conferences in Honolulu in September.


Bates, Sarah. 2012. "Bridging the Governance Gap: Emerging Strategies to Integrate Water and Land Use Planning." Natural Resources Journal. Vol. 52: pp. 61-97.


Foresman, K.R. 2012. "Chapter 6 -- Carnivores in Hand." Carnivore Ecology and Conservation -- A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press. pp. 130-151.


Kelly, M.J.; Betsch, J.; Wultsch, C.; Mesa, B.; Mills, L.S. 2012 "Chapter 4 -- Noninvasive Sampling for Carnivores." Carnivore Ecology and Conservation -- A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press. pp. 47-69.


Mitchell, M.S.; Hebblewhite, M. 2012. "Chapter 10 -- Carnivore Habitat Ecology: Integrating Theory and Application." Carnivore Ecology and Conservation -- A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press. pp. 218-255.


Levine, Steven I. (co-author). 2012. "Mao: The Real Story." Simon & Schuster. New York, New York. 755 pages.


Farr, William E. 2012. "Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian's Story of Murder, Confinement and Imperfect Justice." University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 288 pages.


Hubbard, Kristina; Hassanein, Neva. 2012. "Confronting Coexistence in the United States: Organic Agriculture, Genetic Engineering and the Case of Roundup-Ready Alfalfa." Agriculture and Human Values. DOI: 10:1007/s10460-012-9394-6.


Drake, Richard. 2012. "Review of 'Stalin and Togliatti: Italy and the Origins of the Cold War' (By Elena Aga-Rossi and Victor Zaslavsky. Woodroow Wilson Center Press)." Journal of Cold War Studies. Vol. 14, Number 3: pp. 203-206.


Reed, S.C.; Cleveland, C.C. 2012. "Patterns in Foliar Nutrient Resorption and Stoichiometry Across Multiple Scales." New Phytologist. Number 196: pp. 173-180.


Cleveland, C.C.; Reed, S.C. 2012. "The Origin of Litter Chemical Complexity During Decomposition." Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01837.x


Cleveland, C.C.; Sullivan, B.W. 2012. "Drought and Tropical Soil Emissions." Nature. Number 489: pp. 211-212.


Leff, J.W.; Cleveland, C.C. 2012. "Experimental Litterfall Manipulation Drives Large and Rapid Changes in Soil Carbon Cycling in a Wet Tropical Forest." Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02749.x


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