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Oct. 14, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 24 |  
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.
This sign is available for download below if you would like to display 
it at your department's front desk during Family Weekend.

Family Weekend 2013 Slated for Oct. 18-20

Dear Campus Community,


Please join me in welcoming the parents and family members of UM students to campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, for Family Weekend 2013. University Relations has planned a full schedule of events for families, which can be found online.  

University Relations encourages families to visit student services offices, set up a meeting with their student's adviser and visit a regularly scheduled class. Please prepare for visitors on Friday, Oct. 18, and provide them with information to help their student succeed at UM. Some offices will offer visitors light refreshments or organize something for them, such as a prize raffle.


If you would like to display a welcome sign for your front reception areas, it can be printed from the Family Weekend website.


Thank you for helping to provide a memorable experience for UM families.


President Royce C. Engstrom

UM Ranks High Worldwide for Scholarly Citations

UM recently was ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide, but one factor of that ranking stands out: UM is in the top 25 percent of universities for the scholarly accomplishments of its faculty.


In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UM scored a 74.6 for citations of research and creative scholarship. Last year, UM scored a 72.1 in that area and was ranked in the top 28 percent of universities worldwide.


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Pulitzer Winner to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tamara Jones will deliver the UM School of Journalism's annual T. Anthony Pollner Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the University Center Theater.


Jones, the 2013 Pollner Distinguished Professor, will present "The Intimacy of Violence." Her lecture will focus on the personal and social impacts of violence in America based on her coverage of a range of stories such as teenagers who commit violent acts for a thrill, the Oklahoma City bombing and shootings in an Amish schoolhouse.


Jones has explored the psychological landscape of tragedy across America as a national feature writer for the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. She shares a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for The Washington Post's coverage of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.

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Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Oct. 14: Rough Cut Science Seminar Series: "Soil Biota and Exotic Plant Invasions," Ray Callaway, noon, University Center Room 330.
  • Monday, Oct. 14: Office of International Programs Brown Bag Lecture Series: "The Dimensions of Global Competence," Udo Fluck, noon to 1 p.m., UC Room 207.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15: Philosophy Forum: "Churchill, Roosevelt and the Creation of Allied Grand Strategy," Merrill Family Visiting Professor of History at Cornell University Andrew Roberts, in collaboration with the Swanberg Lecture on Military History, 3:40-5 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Series: "Building Entrepreneurship Capacity in Poor and Urban Communities," Ty Ratana, 12:10-1 p.m., Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Room 454.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17: Faculty Development Office Professional Development Series: "Teaching Across the Generations," Linda Eagleheart and Alison Pepper, 3:40-4:30 p.m., Missoula College East Campus HB08. RSVP Online.
  • Friday, Oct. 18: Mansfield Library Death, Dying and the Afterlife Lecture Series: "The Medieval Community of Death," Ashby Kinch, 5:30 p.m., Mansfield Library East Faculty Office Area.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19: Mansfield Library Death, Dying and the Afterlife Lecture Series: "Requiem: How the Dearly Departed are Remembered in Western Classical Music," Tammy Ravas, 5:30 p.m., Mansfield Library East Faculty Office Area.

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:

  • 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
Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Montana Geriatric Education Center Annual Conference. Read more
  • Tuesday: Griz Lead Workshop: "Running a Meeting." Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series: "Where the Spirit Lives." Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Wednesday: Concert: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more
  • Thursday: Love Your Body Day. Read more
  • Friday: 61st Montana Tax Institute. Read more
  • Friday: Soccer: Grizzlies vs. Eastern Washington. Read more
  • Friday: Montana Innocence Project Open House. Read more
  • Saturday: Football: Grizzlies vs. Cal Poly. Read more
  • Saturday: Women's Voices: An Evening of Powerful Storytelling and Performance. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: The Avett Brothers. Read more

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

News about U
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Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Erica Woodahl was selected as the October Member of the Month by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.


Department of Society and Conservation Professor Jill M. Belsky gave an invited keynote speech titled "Community Forestry in Bhutan and Montana: Comparative Engagements with Neoliberal Conservation" at the international conference "New Challenges for Community Forestry: Sharing Scientific Knowledge in a South-North Perspective" Sept. 23-25 in Remscheid, Germany.


Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Annie Kennedy and Assistant Professor Catherine Off, along with stroke survivor Becky Forbis, were interviewed by Mike Powell of Montana Public Radio about the Big Sky Aphasia Program. "The Montana Evening Edition" interview aired Sept. 30, with the six-minute segment beginning five minutes and 50 seconds into the newscast. Listen online.


A.B. Hammond Professor of Western History Dan Flores was featured in an episode of "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown." Bourdain was searching for food on Route 66 in New Mexico. Flores is featured in the "My face is burning off" segment, which can be viewed here


Center for Environmental Health Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Tina Sager recently received a National Institutes of Health NRSA three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Read more


Cleveland, Cory C.; Smith, William Kolby; Running, Steven W.;  et al. 2013. "Patterns of New Versus Recycled Primary Production in the Terrestrial Biosphere." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 110: 12733-12737.


Cleveland, Cory C.; et al. 2013. "Litter Quality Versus Microbial Community Controls Over Decomposition: A Quantitative Analysis." Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2758-9.


Keville, Megan P., Cleveland, Cory C.; et al. 2013. "Nitrogen Cycling Responses to Mountain Pine Beetle Disturbance in a High Elevation Whitebark Pine Ecosystem. PLoS ONE Volume 8, Issue 6: e65004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065004.


Keller, Adrienne B., Cleveland, Cory C.; et al. 2013. "Effects of Canopy Tree Species on Belowground Biogeochemistry in a Lowland Wet Tropical Forest." Soil Biology and Biochemistry Issue 58: pp. 61-69.


Hamilton, R.F. Jr.; Girtsman, T.A.; Holian, A. 2013. "Nickel Contamination on MWCNT is Related to Particle Bioactivity but not Toxicity in the THP-1 Transformed Macrophage Model." International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Volume 3, Number 1/2: pp. 107-126.


Conley, T., Allen, H., Stoeckel, E. 2013. "The Development of a Standardized Drug Court Data System in the Rural Western State of Montana." Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions Volume 13, Issue 2: pp. 127-142.


Conley, T., Cahill, P. 2013. "Youth on Juvenile Probation in Montana: Community Service and Recidivism, Calendar Year 2011: A Report Prepared for the Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator." On file with OCA and University of Montana. June 12, 2013, p. 1-19.


Conley, T., Spurzem, K., Evers, J. 2013. "Evaluation of Montana's Residential Methamphetamine Treatment Programs: Elkhorn Treatment Center for Women" Nexus Treatment Center for Men. On file with the Montana Department of Corrections and the University of Montana School of Social Work. Jan. 9, 2013, p. 1-16.


Gagliardi, Elaine. 2013. "Tribute to J. Martin Burke," 74 Mont. L. Rev. 271.

Burke, Bari. 2013. "When Woman Campaigns: Emily Sloan's Races to Become Montana's First Female County Attorney." 74 Mont. L. Rev. 343.

Capulong, Eduardo R.C. 2013. "Family Mediation After Hendershott: The Case for Uniform Domestic Violence Screening and Opt-In Provision in Montana." 74 Mont. L. Rev. 273.

Gross, Jordan. 2013. "If Skilling Can't Get a Change of Venue, Who Can? Salvaging Common Law Implied Bias Principles from the Wreckage of the Constitutional Pretrial Publicity Standard." 85 Temple L. Rev.

Williams, Martha. 2013. "A Modest Role for a Bold Term: 'Critical Habitat' Under the Endangered Species Act." 43 ELR 10671.

Mudd, Michelle Bryan. 2013. "A Next, Big Step for the West: Using Model Legislation to Create a Water-Climate Element in Local Comprehensive Plans." 3 Wash. J. Env. L. & Pol. 1.

Mudd, Michelle Bryan. "Hitching Our Wagon to a Dim Star: Why Outmoded Water Codes and 'Public Interest' Review Cannot Protect the Public Trust in Western Water Law." 32 Stan. Env. L. J. 283.


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