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Nov. 4, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 27 |  
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.

Four to Interview for School of Law Dean Position

UM will interview four candidates for the position of School of Law dean in coming weeks. Each meeting will feature a presentation given by the candidate on the topic of "UM School of Law's Role in Legal Education's Future" followed by a public Q-and-A forum.


The candidates are Robert Ackerman, professor of law at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit; Norman Bay, director of the Office of Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., and a pro bono member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions; Oren Griffin, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Ga.; and Andrew King-Ries, professor at UM's School of Law in Missoula. 

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Renowned Environmental Historian to Lecture

The College of Forestry and Conservation at UM will host a lecture by Char Miller, an expert on U.S. environmental history and politics and federal public lands management. Miller will deliver "Cutting Through the Past: Foresters and Conservation at the University of Montana" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the North Underground Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


Miller directs the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and serves as the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He is a Senior Fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and author of the column "Golden Green," which addresses environmental issues in California and the West. Miller was the former history department chairman and director of urban studies at Trinity University in Texas. 


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Public Invited to Eighth Annual Day of Dialogue

UM's eighth annual Day of Dialogue will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Day of Dialogue is a campuswide symposium focused on topics of diversity. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members discuss, present, perform and exhibit art that explores topics such as race, gender, ethnicity, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, class, social hierarchy and privilege.


The Day of Dialogue begins at 8:10 a.m. in the University Center South Atrium with opening remarks from UM Vice President for Student Affairs Teresa Branch. Participants can choose from more than 20 free educational sessions that begin at 8:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 1:10 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. on the third floor of the University Center.


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UMOnline Hosts Virtual Conference

UMOnline will virtually host the 16th annual "Accessing Higher Ground -- Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference" Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 6-8. 


The conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of accessible media, universal design and assistive technology in the higher education setting. Conference Tracks A and B provide 26 diverse presentations from national and international speakers, including David Sloan's keynote talk, "Teaching Universal Design -- the Dundee Approach."


Both tracks begin at 8 a.m. each day and run the full day, except on Friday when the conference concludes at 12:45 p.m. Track A will be streamed in Todd Building Room 201, and Track B will be streamed in Todd Building Room 211. All members of the campus community are invited to attend sessions of interest. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. 


For more information call Marlene Zentz in UMOnline at 406-243-6434 or email

Students Asked to Complete Safe Campus Survey

UM students are invited to complete the Safe Campus Survey at


The survey will provide the University with needed information about knowledge, attitudes, program use and experiences of UM students. 


The survey should be completed by all UM and Missoula College students who attend classes, either full or part time in the current academic year. The survey is voluntary, but a higher response rate will more accurately represent the student population.


Some faculty members also will offer extra credit or research credit to students who complete the survey. Students can check with professors to see if this is a possibility. In order to receive credit, instructions at the end of the survey guide students to print off a participation confirmation. This confirmation page is not connected to responses. 


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More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Nov. 4: Rough Cut Science Seminar: "Carbon-Climate Feedbacks: Stomatal Response to Future Warming," Ashley Ballantyne, noon, University Center Room 330.

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
  • Tuesday: University Council Meeting. Read more
  • Tuesday: Prose and Poems Reading Series. Read more
  • Tuesday: Jeff Sharpio Lecture: "A Perspective Found in and Above the Mountains." Read more
  • Tuesday: "Black Violin." Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series. Read more 
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Basketball: Lady Griz vs. Montana-Western. Read more
  • Thursday: Bridging Dialogue Across Cultures. Read more
  • Thursday: Nonfiction Craft Lecture: Jo Ann Beard. Read more
  • Friday: Reading: Jo Ann Beard. Read more
  • Friday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Idaho State. Read more
  • Friday: Latin Dance Night. Read more
  • Saturday: Volleyball: Grizzlies vs. Weber State. Read more
  • Saturday: Dance-A-Thon Food Drive. Read more
  • Saturday: Can the Cats Food Drive. Read more
  • Saturday: Football: Grizzlies vs. South Dakota. Read more
  • Saturday: Cross Roads: Student Leadership. Read more

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

News about U
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Robert Squires and Marlene Zentz from the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning delivered a presentation on accessible learning at the annual EDUCAUSE conference held Oct. 16-18 in Anaheim, Calif. Their presentation, "IT Accessibility: The Big Picture Writ Midsized," explored accessibility challenges that higher education continues to face and used UM as a case study to show how IT accessibility challenges can be overcome and major successes achieved. It was presented together with the University of Washington. 


Marilyn Zimmerman, director of IERS National Native Children's Trauma Center, was invited to participate in the Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth working group on Recovering from Grief and Loss with American Indian youth. Zimmerman joined 20 other leaders from the fields of behavioral health, child welfare and childhood trauma in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-9.   


John Frederikson, director of Justice Resource Services at IERS/NNCTC, and the Hon. Elizabeth Trosch, district judge from the 26th Judicial District in Charlotte, N.C., presented a half-day training in Whitefish on Oct. 9 on the impacts of trauma on the developing brain, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The training was part of the 2013 Montana Judges Conference. 


Eamon Anderson and Patrick Shannon of IERS National Native Children's Trauma Center traveled to the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations Oct. 21-23 to continue ongoing participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs Child Protective Services team meetings. The trainings and consultations are part of U.S. Administration of Children and Families grant work to support trauma informed child welfare systems in Indian Country.


Maegan Rides at the Door, IERS/NNCTC school behavioral health specialist, joined the Fort Peck Suicide Prevention Coalition Team and CPT consultation meetings Oct. 2 in Poplar.The project is a partnership between the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes and UM's National Native Children's Trauma Center.   
Publications Publications

Simon, Lisa D., 2013. "Teaching War Poetry: A Dialogue between the Grit and the Gold" in "Modern American Poetry: Points of Access." Eds. Kornellia Freitag and Brian Reed, Winter Verlag, Heidelberg: pp 17-36.


Hebblewhite, M. 2013. Consequences of ratio-dependent wolf predation on elk population dynamics. Population Ecology, 55: 511 - 522. doi:DOI 10.1007/s10144-013-0384-3.


Weckworth, B. V., M. Musiani, N. J. DeCesare, A. McDevitt, M. Hebblewhite, and S. Mariani. 2013. Preferred habitat and effective population size drive the landscape genetics of an endangered ungulate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 280: 20131756.

Miller, C. S., M. Hebblewhite, Y. Petrunenko, I. V. Seryodkin, N. J. DeCesare, J. M. Goodrich, and D. G. Miquelle. 2013. Estimating Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) kill rates and consumption rates using GPS collars. Journal of Mammalogy 94: 845 - 855.    
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