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Oct. 28, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 26 |  
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Environmental Scientist, Philosopher to Lecture

The UM President's Lecture Series will present a seminar and lecture by environmental scientist and Guggenheim Fellow Rafe Sagarin on Monday, Oct. 28.


Sagarin's seminar, "Observation and Trust: Rethinking Environmental Science and Law for a Complex World," will be held from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. His evening lecture, "Learning from the Octopus: How Observations of Nature are Transforming Science and Society," will be held at 8 p.m. in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public.


Sagarin is an associate scientist with the Institute of the Environment and a marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst at the University of Arizona. He brings his science background to the study of environmental philosophy and history, and is a leading figure in the shift in science from experimental to observational methods.


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UM English Professor Ashby Kinch discusses the Ellesmere Manuscript with students in an honors Chaucer seminar in the Mansfield Library. 

Library Acquires Ellesmere Manuscript Reproduction

UM students and faculty conducting research on Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" have an exceptional new resource available through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. The library recently acquired a detailed facsimile of the Ellesmere Manuscript, a beautiful, illuminated edition produced in the early 15th century.


The manuscript, originally commissioned by an unknown artistic patron between 1400 and 1405, now resides at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. The Mansfield Library purchased the limited-edition, deluxe facsimile for $8,000, supported by donations to the library's Archives & Special Collections Department in memory of Mabelle Hardy, the library's Lucia B. Mirrielees Fund and the Friends of the Davidson Honors College Opportunity Fund.


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SHAPE P-20 Encourages Early Reading to Parents

As part of the SHAPE P-20 project, a UM-Missoula County Public Schools collaboration funded by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, an interdisciplinary team has developed and administered a digital curriculum for parents of incoming kindergarten students. 


The purpose of the curriculum is to better prepare parents to teach their children to read before starting kindergarten. It consists of a series of 10 email modules containing introductory information, recommended activities, instructional videos and a list of Web-based applications. 


Graduate students from the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences conducted research for the content and the appropriate mode of delivery. The team included Craig Buscher and Scott Barrett in Curriculum and Instruction, Daniel Zielaski in Educational Leadership, Jason Neiffer in the Montana Digital Academy and Curriculum and Instruction, and Kevin Fields in Counselor Education. They operated under the leadership of Curriculum and Instruction Professor Trent Atkins.


View one of the module emails online.

Forums About Affordable Care Act Scheduled at UM

Human Resource Services will host two forums about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health insurance eligibility for UM employees. Forums will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the University Center Theater.


It is recommended that anyone with responsibility for monitoring department budgets and/or processing payroll for employees attend one of the meetings.


For more information call Associate Vice President of Human Resource Services Terri Phillips at 406-243-5703 or email

More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Oct. 28: Philosophy Forum: "Observation and Trust: Rethinking Environmental Science and Law for a Complex World," Rafe Sagarin, 3:10-4:30 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: "From Chilean Coal Miners to Henry A. Wallace: Progressive Visions for the Post-War Era," Jody Pavilack, 6 p.m., University Center North Ballroom.
  • Friday, Nov. 1: Mansfield Library Workshop: "Keep Current," 3:10-4 p.m., Mansfield Library Room 283.

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:

  • 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: Basketball: Lady Griz vs. Montana State-Billings. Read more
  • Monday: Art Exhibition: "Assembly of Likeness." Read more
  • Tuesday: Workshop: Forms of Verse Translation. Read more
  • Tuesday-Saturday: Play: "Distracted." Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Wednesday: Halloween Movie and Costume Contest. Read more
  • Thursday: Learn to Cook Workshop. Read more
  • Thursday: Bilingual Poetry Reading. Read more
  • Thursday: Trick or Treat so Missoula Eats. Read more
  • Thursday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Eastern Washington. Read more
  • Friday: Adopt-a-Family/Veteran. Read more
  • Friday: UM Scavenger Hunt. Read more
  • Friday: Institutional Review Board Deadline. Read more
  • Friday: Concert: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Saturday: 10K and 5K Campus Rec Run. Read more
  • Saturday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Portland State. Read more
  • Saturday: Town and Gown Dance. Read more
  • Saturday: Concert: Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Read more

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

News about U
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Native American Studies Professor David Beck gave the keynote address on "The Importance of History" at the 29th annual celebration of restoration of federal recognition for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians on Oct. 12 in Florence, Ore.


Department of Counselor Education Professor John Sommers-Flanagan presented an opening keynote and workshop at the annual training conference for the Communities in Schools of North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. He also provided full-day workshops on "Tough Kids, Cool Counseling" and "How to Listen so Parents will Talk" to the Eagle Pass School District in Eagle Pass, Texas, and at the Electronic Classrooms of America Professional Development Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Ward, T.J. 2013. "Ambient and Personal PM2.5 Exposure Assessment in the Chinese Megacity of Guangzhou." Atmospheric Environment. Volume 74: pp. 402-411.


McKusick, James C. 2013. "John Evelyn: The Forestry of Imagination." Wordsworth Circle. Volume 44, Number 2/3: pp. 110-114.


Sommers-Flanagan, J.; Sidor, E. 2013. "eTest Bank for Clinical Interviewing (fifth edition)." Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.


Sommers-Flanagan, J.; Nichols, L. 2013. "eInstructor's Manual for Clinical Interviewing (fifth edition)." Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.


Hines, Samantha (Editor). 2014. "Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future." IGI-Global, Hershey, Penn. 313 pages.


Caro, Susanne; 2014; "Professional Development Needs and Resources for Government Document Librarians" in "Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future." IGI-Global, Hershey, Penn.


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