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Oct. 21, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 25 |  
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UM students unload pumpkins from the PEAS Farm for delivery to campus residence halls. Photo by Todd Goodrich

Mansfield Center Hosts 'CHINA Town Hall' at UM

China's rapid development has a significant impact on the U.S. economy and U.S. global relationships. To bring the conversation to Missoula, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center will sponsor the seventh annual "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections," featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright by live webcast and on-site guest speaker Robert A. Kapp, president of Robert A. Kapp & Associates and former president of the U.S.-China Business Council.


The program begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in Todd Building Room 203 and is free and open to the public.


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Mansfield Library Highlights Zine Collection

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is home to an impressive Archives & Special Collections department, which it currently is celebrating as part of American Archives Month.


American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. The Mansfield Library has special archival displays located throughout the building and on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25, it will host events focused on one of its most interesting and unique resources: the Zine and Small Press Collection. Both events are free and open to the public.


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School of Theatre & Dance Presents 'Distracted'

The UM School of Theatre & Dance is pleased to offer "Distracted," a comic play with biting social commentary focused on a seemingly ordinary family. "Distracted" will show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.


"Distracted" asks a question innumerable parents struggle to answer: Where's the line between "kids will be kids" and a diagnosis of ADHD? In a thoughtful, humorous and humane contemporary comedy, one family navigates the worlds of psychiatry, homeopathy and psychology in their quest to help their son behave better at school and at home. 


To show appreciation for their long-standing commitment and service to UM, President Engstrom and the School of Theatre & Dance will provide faculty and staff one free ticket to "Distracted." In addition, a second ticket for each performance may be purchased for $9. To get faculty and staff tickets, present your Griz Card at the UMArts Box Office in the PAR/TV Center. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. 

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Oct. 21: Rough Cut Science Seminar: "Snowfield Plants, Functional Traits and Climate Change in Glacier National Park, New Zealand and Scotland," Martha Apple, noon, University Center Room 330.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Series: "Mining: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Impacts in Thailand and Montana," 12:10-1 p.m., Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Room 454.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24: Institutional Review Board: "Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers," Julie Simpson, 11 a.m.-noon, Main Hall Room 004. Register by email.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24: Professional Development Series: "Grantseeking Basics: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences," Betsy Bach, 2:10-3:30 p.m., Social Science Building Room 262. 
  • Friday, Oct. 25: Professional Development Series: "Data Management Plans," Scott Whittenburg, 1:10-2 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 284.
  • Friday, Oct. 25: Mansfield Library Death, Dying and the Afterlife Lecture Series: "Autopsy: The Scientific Investigation of Death," Walter Kemp, 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
  • Monday-Friday: Islam Awareness Week. Read more
  • Monday: Panel: "Hospice of Missoula." Read more
  • Monday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Montana State. Read more
  • Tuesday: Reading and Signing: "Boleto." Read more
  • Wednesday: Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project. Read more
  • Wednesday: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Wednesday: Concert: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Thursday-Friday: Gender Expansion Conference. Read more
  • Thursday: Workshop: Bridging Dialogue Across Cultures. Read more
  • Thursday: Reading and Signing: "Foodopoly." Read more
  • Thursday: Concert: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Read more
  • Friday: Soccer: Grizzlies vs. Northern Arizona. Read more
  • Friday: Celebrate Piano Series I & II: Pianissimo! Read more
  • Saturday: Halloween Haul Costume 5K Fun Run. Read more
  • Saturday: Football: Grizzlies vs. Eastern Washington. Read more
  • Sunday: Soccer: Grizzlies vs. Southern Utah. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: Missoula Symphony Chorale "Chorale Center Stage." Read more

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

News about U
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Internship Services Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator Cheryl Minnick recently earned national certification in career management coaching.  


Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Laurie Slovarp recently received the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Protégé-Mentor Research Award.  She applied with her mentor Julie Liss. Liss is a professor at Arizona State University and has helped her with research projects in the past few years and also will serve on her dissertation committee. Slovarp also presented at the Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fall Convention in October, speaking on prophylactic swallowing intervention for patients with head and neck cancer.


Retired UM Vice President for Research and geology Professor Ray Murray recently had a Chinese translation of his book "Evidence from the Earth" published. The book was first published in English by Mountain Press in 1975.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor Martin Horejsi presented at the  MEA-MFT Educators Conference in Belgrade Oct. 17-18. His presentation was titled "Innovative iPad Classroom Integrations."


Cleveland, Cory C. et al. 2013. "Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Rates, Patterns and Ecological Controls in Terrestrial Ecosystems." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. B 368: 20130119.


Cleveland, Cory C. et al. 2013. Assessing Relationships Among Phosphorus, Molybdenum and Free-Living Nitrogen Fixation in a Tropical Rain Forest: Results from Observational and Experimental Analyses." Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-013-9835-3.


Cleveland, Cory C. et al. 2013. "Changes in Assembly Processes in Soil Bacterial Communities Following a Wildfire Disturbance." ISME Journal. DOI: ISMEJ.2013.11.


Cleveland, Cory C. et al. 2012. "Both Absolute and Relative Soil Resource Availabilities Drive Exo-Enzymatic Shifts in a Lowland Tropical Forest." Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9812-2.


Cleveland, Cory C. et al. 2012. "A Simple Method for Determining Limiting Nutrients for Photosynthetic Crusts." Plant Ecology and Diversity. DOI:10.1080/17550874.2012.738714.


Stanley, G.D. Jr.  2013. "Upper Triassic Corals from Nevada, Western North America, and the Implications for Paleoecology and Paleogeography." Journal of Paleontology. Volume 87, Number 5: pp. 934-964.


Samson, Sue. 2013. "Poetry Corner: Collaboration Among Us." In: Smallwood, Carol (Ed.). Bringing the Arts into the Library, ALA Editions, Chicago. pp. 25-33.


Hamilton, R.F. Jr.; Holian, A. 2013. "Purification and Sidewall Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Resulting Bioactivity in Two Macrophage Models." Inhalation Toxicology. Volume 25, Number 4: pp. 199-210.


Shearer, Tobin Miller. 2013. "'Buttcheek to Buttcheek in the Pew': Interracial Relationalism at a Mennonite Congregation, 1957-2010," in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith. Oxford University Press, 2013. pp 100-127.  


Horejsi, M. 2013. "Collaborative Microscopy." The Science Teacher. Volume 80, Number 6: pate 8.


Horejsi, M. 2013. "Meet Siri, Your New Lab Partner." The Science Teacher. Volume 80, Number 5: page 8.


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