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Nov. 18, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 29 |  
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.

Lecture Weaves Archaeology, Modern World

UM Associate Professor Kelly Dixon will present "Archaeology, Global Change and the Modern World: Tales from the American West," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the University Center North Ballroom. The lecture is an event of the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Dixon will present a handful of archaeological case studies of past humans facing issues relevant to life in the modern world, including vulnerability, risk and adaptation. Their response to challenges in the past can help us address present challenges such as environmental planning, sustainability and preservation of the world's natural and cultural heritage. Her lecture will feature archaeological examples from the American West, with an emphasis on archaeological landscapes in Montana. 


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Expert to Present 'Asia and Cybersecurity' 

David Hamon, director of Banyan Analytics and former senior official at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will present "Asia and Cybersecurity" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall at UM. The talk is sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM and is free and open to the public. Read more

TEDxUMontana Videos Now Available Online

The edited videos from TEDxUMontana are now available online. Held at UM in September, TEDxUMontana featured nine speakers who discussed a variety of topics intended to spark deep discussion. Visit to watch the videos.  

Charitable Giving Campaign Closes Nov. 22

The 2013-14 Charitable Giving Campaign at UM is now in its final week and will close Friday, Nov. 22. 


The campaign provides an opportunity for UM employees to give back to the community by donating to local nonprofit charities that serve the Missoula area and beyond. UM employees have earned a solid reputation of generously supporting the local nonprofit organizations through the campaign.


Learn more on the Charitable Giving Campaign website at Online donations can be made at To obtain a paper pledge form, call University Relations at 406-243-2522.

Theatre & Dance Presents 'Angels in America'

UM is pleased to offer "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches," winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for drama. "Angels in America" runs Nov. 19-23 and Dec. 3-7  in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There also will be a matinee on World AIDS Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with a special talkback session following the performance.


Set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, two couples in New York City grapple with seemingly insurmountable forces, both internal and external. "Angels in America" provides thrilling juxtapositions of the intimate with the spectacular, the very public (politics) with the very private (love and sexuality), and rich humor with stark pathos. Societal and personal change both are chronicled with deftness and empathy even for the drama's most malicious characters.

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 "Angels in America." In addition, a second ticket for each performance may be purchased for $9.

To get faculty/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. 

More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Nov. 18: Rough Cut Science Series: "Climate Impacts on Forest Ecohydrology from Hydrological and Physiological Perspectives" by Jia Hu. Read more
  • Monday, Nov. 18: Provost Open Forum. Read more
  • Monday, Nov. 18: Workshop: Griz Lead: Budgeting and Lobbying. Read more
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19: Workshop: Fish and Wildlife Career Development. Read more
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20: Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture: "The Impact of Social Media in China." Read more
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: Millikan Faculty Lecture Series: "From Curly Top to Jethro's Marinades: Six Degrees of Blue Boy" by Valerie Hedquist. Read more
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: "Archaeology, Global Change and the Modern World: Tales from the American West," by Kelly Dixon. 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
  • Tuesday: Discussion: "Typhoon Haiyan, Global Warming and Climate Change." Read more
  • Tuesday: Concert: Student Recital Series.Read more
  • Wednesday: Indigenous Film Series: "Trudell."  Read more
  • Thursday: Fundraiser: Photos with Santa.  Read more
  • Thursday: Bridging Dialogues Across CulturesRead more
  • Thursday: Faculty Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Concert: Zac Brown Band. Read more
  • Thursday: Entertainment Management Awards. Read more
  • Thursday: Concert: New Music Missoula. Read more
  • Friday: Nonfiction Craft Lecture; Alexandra Fuller. Read more
  • Friday: Nonfiction Reading: Alexandra Fuller. Read more
  • Friday: Concert: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Saturday: Brawl of the Wild: UM vs. MSU football game in Bozeman. Read more
  • Saturday: Volleyball: Griz vs. Sacramento State. Read more
  • Saturday: Concert: UM Cabaret. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: Student Recital Series. Read more

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

News about U
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Physical therapy Clinical Assistant Professor Toby Kinney was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists at the annual group's meeting held Oct. 17 in Cincinnati. A Fellow is a physical therapist with advanced expertise in analytical, clinical and manual therapy skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Kinney completed his doctoral level certificate in manual therapy at Regis University in August 2013. Fewer than 1 percent of physical therapists are fellowship trained. 


UM history Professor Richard Drake gave a paper titled "Charles Beard and the English Historians," at the Charles Beard: 100th Anniversary Conference, University of Virginia School of Law and the Miller Center on Oct. 24.


Jennifer Calder, school behavioral health associate for UM's Institute for Educational Research and Service, facilitated a half-day, agencywide family engagement meeting for all divisions of the Montana Office of Public Instruction on Nov. 14. Calder reviewed state and federal regulatory guidance for family engagement; research-based models, definitions and frameworks; and recently adopted Montana Board of Education rule (10-55-701) on the topic. 


Amy Foster Wolferman, assistant director of the Institute for Educational Research and Service, provided full-day training on Nov. 1 to all Head Start staff on the Crow Reservation in Crow Agency. The training was structured around a model for Trauma Informed Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 


Matt Taylor, director of the Montana Safe Schools Center, delivered a keynote address to the 2014 Montana Conference of Educational Leadership held Oct. 17 in Billings. The talk, titled "Running Smart or Running Scared? Local implications and national trends of targeted school violence," is part of an initiative within MCEL to highlight school safety issues following the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, as well as changes in school policy.


The Department of Geosciences will host a retirement reception for geophysics Professor Steven Sheriff from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Clapp Building Room 304. 


UM anthropology Professor Garry Kerr received the Franz Boas Global Citizenship Award on Nov. 7 from the Center for Public Anthropology. The award recognizes Kerr's exceptionally effective participation in Public Anthropology's Community Action Online Project, as well his wider activities in the public sphere. Fewer than 1 percent of faculty teaching anthropology courses in North America receive this award.

Publications Publications


Ashmore, Rhea. 2013. "A second chance at learning: Education at the Montana State Prison." Literacy Voices.


Migliaccio, C.T.; Kobos, E; Porter, V; Jessop, F; Ward, T.J. 2013. "Adverse effects of wood smoke PM(2.5) exposure on macrophage functions." Inhalation Toxicology. Volume 25, Number 2: pp. 67-76.


Minnick, C., and Beed, T. 2013. "Resumes: Does Yours Meet Current Standards?" New Accountant; 756/757, pp. 15-17.


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