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Dec. 2, 2013 | Vol. 42, No. 31 |  
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President's Lecture Series Features Slavery Expert

The next installment of the President's Lecture Series at UM will offer James Oakes, a leading historian on 19th-century America and U.S. slavery.


Oakes will present "The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.


In collaboration with UM's Philosophy Forum, Oakes also will give a seminar earlier that day titled "The Scorpion's Sting: The Irreconcilable Conflict Over Slavery" from 3:10 to 5 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123.


University Council Meets Dec. 3

The next University Council meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the University Center South Ballroom. UM Foundation CEO Shane Giese and Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Sharon O'Hare will present "Student Success and Fundraising." Light refreshments will be available.

University Council meetings are held monthly to discuss campuswide issues. All UM employees are welcome, and the meetings are open to the public.

Business Bureau Names Executive in Residence

UM's Bureau of Business and Economic Research has appointed Bill Whitsitt as its new executive in residence and visiting professor in public affairs management.


Whitsitt joins BBER after a long and distinguished career in public affairs and government relations on the exploration and production side of the oil and gas industry. He served most recently as executive vice president for public affairs at Devon Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, one of the largest U.S. exploration and production companies.


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Staff Senate Selling Special Blend Coffee

UM Staff Senate is selling 12-ounce bags of whole bean Florence Coffee as a fundraiser. All proceeds will support the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund and staff events. Each bag costs $12.


The special blend is described as a light to medium roast with rich earth tones and chocolaty after notes. The UC Market will be brewing the special blend Dec. 2-6. 


To order a bag, contact a staff senator hereCoffee will be delivered the week of Dec. 9.

More UM News

Ongoing Workshops and Lecture Series

  • Monday, Dec. 2: Montana Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Science Series: "Plant-Pollinator Interactions and Diversity Across Scales" by Laura Burkle, Department of Ecology, Montana State University. Read more
  • Tuesday, Dec 3: Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: "News Literacy -_ Truth vs. Truthiness" by Ray Fanning, radio-television professor in the UM School of Journalism. Read more
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4: Lecture: "Battlefields or Nature? The Sublime Western Landscape During the Civil War Era" by Dan Flores. Read more
  • Thursday, Dec. 5: International Programs Fall 2013 Brown Bag Lecture Series: "Through the Eyes of Malaysia" by Rachel Brouwer, study abroad student. 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. The final reception of the semester is:

  • Dec. 6: UM Dining
Upcoming Arts, Entertainment and Events
  • Monday: Art Exhibition: Juried Show. Read more
  • Monday: Philosophy Forum: "Empirical Realism and Mile High Redemption." Read more
  • Monday: Institutional Review Board Deadline. Read more
  • Monday: Open Mic Night Read more
  • Monday: Student Ensemble Series: "A Holiday Garland." Read more  
  • Tuesday: MMAC Gallery Tour. Read more
  • Tuesday: Rehearsal: UM Employee Caroling Ensemble. Read more
  • Tuesday: Prose and Poems. Read more
  • Tuesday: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble and UM Concert Band. Read more
  • Tuesday-Saturday: Play: "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches." Read more
  • Wednesday: Reading and Signing: Richard Drake. Read more
  • Wednesday: ASUM Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Wednesday: Avalanche Awareness Lecture. Read more
  • Wednesday: Student Ensemble Series. Read more
  • Wednesday: UM Symphony Orchestra. Read more
  • Thursday-Saturday: Holiday Art Fair. Read more
  • Thursday: Faculty Senate Meeting. Read more
  • Thursday: Rehearsal: UM Employee Caroling Ensemble. Read more
  • Thursday: Bridging Dialogue Across Cultures. Read more
  • Thursday: Opening Art Reception: Juried Show. Read more
  • Friday-Saturday: Lady Griz Basketball Tournament. Read more
  • Friday: Last day of regular classes.
  • Friday: Reading: Walter Kirn. Read more
  • Saturday: Dance: Swing Into Finals. Read more
  • Saturday: Mistletoe Gala: A Winter's Eve Affair. Read more
  • Sunday: Cross-Country Ski Class. Read more
  • Sunday: Missoula 2013 Holiday Made Fair. Read more
  • Sunday: Concert: Concerto and Aria Competition Finalists. Read more

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

News about U
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Department of Curriculum and Instruction Chair and Professor Georgia Cobbs and Montana State University Associate Professor Jennifer Luebeck presented "Growing the Common Core in a Rural State" on their STREAM grant Oct. 24 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Las Vegas.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction Chair and Professor Georgia Cobbs and Ken Miller of Montana State University-Billings presented "Two Model to roll out CCSS and NGSS Statewide" on their Math/Science Partnership Grants Nov. 14 at the School Science and Mathematics Association in San Antonio. 


Several Department of Communication Studies faculty members and graduate students participated in the National Communication Association annual convention Nov. 20-24 in Washington, D.C.:

  • Alan Sillars was awarded the association's Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication, recognizing lifetime achievement in this area. He also had two co-authored papers, "Conversation and Conformity Orientations as Predictors of Observed Conflict in Parent-Adolescent Relationships," and "Family Privacy Boundary Turbulence and Facework Strategies in South Korea and the United States."
  • Betsy Bach participated in a seminar on "Setting the Research Agenda for Communicating Climate Science and the Executive Council Meeting for WSCA."
  • Sara Hayden was on a panel titled "Mothering and Discourses of Responsibility: Forging Connections Between Rhetorical, Media Studies, Health Communication and Organizational Communication Scholars."
  • Steve Schwarze had a co-authored paper, "Industrial Apocalyptic: Coal, Neoliberalism, and the Burlesque Frame."
  • Christina Yoshimura prepared and delivered reports as part of the Executive Council of the Western States Communication Association. 
  • Steve Yoshimura had two co-authored papers, "The Aspects, Boundaries and Limits of Interpersonal Revenge Behavior: The Intimate Revenge Behavior Measure" with current graduate students Chris Anderson and Tim Curran, and "The Social Interactions of Flourishers and Languishers: The Conversations Qualities of Optimal and Sub-optimal Functioning." 

History Associate Professor Tobin Miller Shearer presented the paper titled "Devotion Deliverance: Public Prayer as a Civil Rights Strategy," at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Oct. 31.


Communicative sciences and disorders Assistant Professor Laurie Slovarp completed a poster presentation titled "Dysphagia Treatment Planning: Assessing the Influence of Modified Barium Swallow Study Reports on Clinician's Treatment Recommendations" at the American Speech Hearing Association Annual Convention in Chicago on Nov. 15.

Publications Publications


McCrady, Nate. 2013. "Astronomy Labs: A Concept Oriented Approach." Pearson Education, San Francisco. 326 pages. 

Sommers-Flanagan, J.; & Sommers-Flanagan, R. 2014. Clinical Interviewing. Fifth edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. 


Hamilton, R.F. Jr.; Shaw, P.K.; Holian, A. 2013. "Effect of MWCNT size, carboxylation, and purification on in vitro and in vivo toxicity, inflammation and lung pathology." Particle and Fibre Toxicology. Volume 10, Number 57. DOI:10.1186/1743-8977-10-57.


Naugle, David E.; Mills, L. Scott; et al. 2013. "Combined effects of energy development and disease on greater sage-grouse." PLoS ONE 8:e71256.


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