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Nov. 11, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 28 |  
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President's Lecture Series Features Art Specialist

Renowned art specialist Stephanie D'Alessandro will deliver a lecture titled "Picasso, Matisse and the 1913 Armory Show in Chicago" as part of the UM President's Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the University Center Ballroom.


This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture exhibition, "Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection," which is on display in UM's Meloy Gallery through Feb. 8, 2014. 


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Boeing CEO to Deliver Gilkey Lecture Nov. 13

Jim McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, will deliver the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Executive Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the University of Montana.


McNerney, one of the world's top executives whose experience spans some of the largest and most well-respected companies in the United States and around the globe, will present "Leadership Innovation and Competitiveness" from 10 to 11 a.m. in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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UM Shares $10 Million USDA Grant for Biofuel

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 6 that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry and government consortium to study the major challenges in using insect-killed trees as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


UM will receive more than $1 million over five years to help study the issues related to using forest residue, including beetle-killed trees, as a feedstock in biofuel production.


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Celebrate International Education Week

The Office of International Programs at UM will host a full slate of lectures, presentations and special events Nov. 12-15 to celebrate International Education Week.


Topics will range from teaching English language abroad, Peace Corps adventures and Japanese literature to figuring out how to fund international studies.


"International Education Week is our opportunity to promote the many life-changing benefits of international education and exchanges," said Paulo Zagalo-Melo, UM's director of the Office of International Programs. "Our programs prepare future leaders for an increasingly global, interconnected world, and we couldn't be more excited to help people learn about them."


The full schedule is available here


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Historian Presents Hampton Lecture 

Thomas Andrews, winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book "Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War," will present the 2013 H.D. Hampton Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 14, at UM.


Andrews, an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, will present "Toward an Animals' History of the United States" at 7 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. Sponsored by the UM Department of History, the lecture is free and open to the public.


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Outstanding Volunteer Award Nominations Open 

The Office for Civic Engagement at UM is soliciting nominations for the Outstanding Volunteer Award that will be presented during UM's 2014 Charter Day celebration in February.


The Outstanding Volunteer Award is granted annually to an individual who has contributed many hours of uncompensated volunteer time to UM. Nominees can be UM employees or non-student community members who willingly donate their spare time, energy and expertise to UM. The award is one of several that will be presented at the Charter Day award ceremony and reception on Feb. 13, 2014. It includes a cash award of $1,500.


Suggestions must include two letters of recommendation and a completed nomination form, which can be found at The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Nov. 26. They can be submitted to Andrea Vernon, Office for Civic Engagement, Davidson Honors College Room 015.


For more information, call Vernon at 406-243-5159 or email

More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12: IoE Faculty Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program (P-12) Training No. 1. Read more
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13: Workshop: Effective, Efficient Business Writing. Read more
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13: Manfield Center Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Modern Japanese Literature and Technology." Read more
  • Thursday, Nov. 14: IoE Faculty Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program (P-12) Training No. 2. Read more

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. 22: College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences/Information Technology
  • Dec. 6: UM Dining
Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Monday: Veterans Day. UM offices closed; no classes.
  • Tuesday: Veteran Appreciation Lunch. Read more
  • Tuesday: Book reading and signing with Bob Drury. Read more
  • Wednesday: Griz vs. Cats Blood Drive Challenge Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series: "Broken Treaty of Battle Mountain."  Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Griz vs. Cats Blood Drive ChallengeRead more
  • Thursday: Faculty Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Concert: UM Jazz Small Groups. Read more
  • Thursday: Film: "Addiction Incorporated." Read more
  • Thursday: Montana National Guard Information Session. Read more
  • Friday: Fall Studio Works: Informal Dance Concert. Read more
  • Friday: An Evening with Bill Cosby. Read more
  • Saturday: Football: Griz vs. Weber State. Read more
  • Saturday: Fall Studio Works: Informal Dance Concert. Read more
  • Sunday: Celebrate Piano Series III. Read more
  • Saturday: Concert: Guest Artist Jun Watabe. Read more

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

News about U
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Jeffrey A. Gritzner, Professor Emeritus of geography, was invited by the University of Denver to serve as Marisco Visiting Scholar. His principle lecture was titled "Inhabiting a Vulnerable Planet." Gritzner also gave a number of talks on environmental change, environmental rehabilitation and sustainability.

Laurie Slovarp, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders, addressed the Speech Language Pathologist's role in managing Parkinson's symptoms regarding voice, speech and swallowing function as part of a professional panel presentation at the Summit for Parkinson's Autumn Conference, which took place Nov. 2 at the Summit Independent Living Center in Missoula. 
Kristin Dahl Horejsi, co-director of the Learning and Belonging Preschool in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, was elected president of the Missoula chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Three UM researchers recently received grants from the ALSAM Foundation. One grant will fund a collaborative two-year study of inflammation by Andrij Holian, director of UM's Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Another grant will fund research by Nick Natale and Howard Beall, professors in UM's Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, who are researching treatments for a highly malignant form of brain cancer. Read more


Dance Professor Karen Kaufmann presented "The Art of the Informance: How to Create a School Performance" at the National Dance Education Organization Conference: Focus on Dance Education: The Art and Craft of Teaching, in Miami on Oct. 24. Kaufmann also presented two sectionals on the Creative Pulse Graduate Program at the MEA/MFT Conference in Belgrade on Oct. 17.  


The Montana Geographic Alliance Co-Coordinators Sarah J. Halvorson, professor of geography, and Heather Almquist, faculty affiliate in geography, received a $27,000 grant from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation. The grant will be used to support curriculum development initiatives, member services, professional development opportunities for Montana teachers and geography education-related activities in collaboration with various state agencies and nonprofit organizations. 


Anya Jabour, professor of history and co-director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, presented a paper, "The Education of an Activist: Sophonisba Breckinridge's Kentucky Childhood," at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in St. Louis on Nov.1.


Catherine Off, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders, presented a poster titled "Neuroplasticity, dosage and repetition priming effects in individuals with stroke-induced aphasia" at the Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention held Oct .17-19 in Bozeman. She also presented a poster titled "TBI prevention in Montana" at the conference.

Publications Publications


Campbell, Gregory R. "Closing the Gap: The Diabetes Mellitus Epidemic Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives," In. American Indians at Risk. John Ross, editor. ABC-CLIO Publishers, pp. 353-377. 


Campbell, Gregory R. "Health Transitions, Health Care, and Health Inequities Among American Indians and Alaska Natives," In.  American Indians at Risk. John Ross, editor. ABC-CLIO Publishers, pp. 379-399.


Krausman, Paul R. and Cain III, J. W.; editors. 2013. Wildlife management and conservation; contemporary principles and practices. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., and The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Md.


Naugle, David E., et al. 2013. "Saving sage-grouse from the trees: A proactive solution to reducing a key threat to a candidate species." Biological Conservation 167: 233-241.


Naugle, David E., et al. 2013. "Measuring the effectiveness of conservation: A novel framework to quantify the benefits of sage-grouse conservation policy and easements in Wyoming." PLoS ONE 8:e67261.


Vanita, Ruth. 2013. "Playing the Field," in Feminist Studies 39 (2), pp. 365-370.

Dumke, Charles L., Cuddy, John S., Hailes, Walter S., and Ruby, Brent C. 2013. Skeletal muscle metabolic gene response to carbohydrate feeding during exercise in the heat. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 10:40, 1-8.  

Wangdwei, M., Steele, B., and Harris, R.B. 2013. Demographic responses of plateau pikas to vegetation cover and land use in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. Journal of Mammalogy 94:1077-1086.


Harris, R.B., Cooney, R., and Leader-Williams, N. 2013. Application of the anthropogenic Allee effect model to trophy hunting as a conservation tool. Conservation Biology 27: 945-951.


Bates, Carol (retired) and Janssen, Shannon. 2013. Exemplary Practice: The University of Montana, Peer Advising and Mentoring: A Guide for Advising Practitioners, Second Edition, 117-123.


Howard, S. Beth. 2013. Designing a Peer Advising Program: Turning the Vision  Into Reality, Peer Advising and Mentoring: A Guide for Advising Practitioners, Second Edition, 57-65.

O'Reilly, Francis and Matt, John. 2013. Public relations opportunities for schools utilizing innovations in virtual communities. Journal of Education and Learning, 2,139-143.

O'Reilly, Francis, McCaw, William P., Matt, John, and Kero, Patricia. International study tours: An avenue for personal growth.  Journal of Cultural Diversity, 20(4). 


McNamara, M.; Semmens, E.; Ward, T.; Noonan, C. 2013. "Coarse particulate matter and airborne endotoxin within wood stove homes." Indoor Air. doi: 10.1111/ina.12043 [Epub ahead of print].

Drake, Richard. 2013. The Education of an Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansion; Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, ix-xi, 537 pp.

Drake, Richard. 2013. "Robert La Follette: America's Anti-Imperialist Prophet," op-ed, The Progressive,, 10 October.


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