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Think Grizzly, It's Friday | January 28, 2011 | Volume 17, Number 2 | www.umt.edu

In This Issue
Archaeologist to Discuss Assassination
Nominate Student Employees for Award
Study Challenges Climate Change Effect
ASUM Unveils Bus Tracking System
Free Lecture Kicks Off Irish Music Series
UM Dean to Hold Book-Signing Events
3,240 UM Students Make Dean's List
Climate Expert Launches Lecture Series
Mansfield Lecture Series Begins Feb. 8
Labor Film Fest at Roxy Feb. 4-5
Explore Science, Evolution of Learning
Panel Explores Tar Sands Oil Project
Drive-By Truckers Perform Live March 15
'Dating Doctor' Brings Program to UM
Spring Volunteer Fair at UC Feb. 8-9
Montana Rep Opens Tour at Home
Sorority Raises Cardiac Care Awareness
Qvale Sets School, Conference Record
Lady Griz Beat Bengals, Fall to Cats
Drennen, Hall Win Track Events
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"The President's Update," a video series for UM President Royce Engstrom to communicate with the campus community, is available on the President's Office website and on the official UM YouTube channel.

Archaeologist to Discuss Assassination

 

Renowned archaeologist Anna Roosevelt will give the next installment of the President's Lecture Series at UM.

Roosevelt will present "Human Rights and the CIA: The Case of the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba" at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the University Theatre.

 

Earlier that day from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m., she will give a seminar titled "Long-term Human Environment Interaction in Amazonia: From 11,000 Years Ago to the Present" in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

Roosevelt is professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. A great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt, she has stirred controversy with her fieldwork in the Middle Amazon and with evidence she has unearthed concerning the CIA's involvement in the 1960 assassination of the prime minister of the Republic of the Congo.

 

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Nominate Student Employees for Award
 

Nominations now are open for UM's 2011 Student Employee of the Year award. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 16.

 

To qualify for the award, students must be enrolled in at least six credits and have completed at least six months of paid employment on campus. The UM Office of Career Services will award a $500 scholarship to this year's award recipient. The Student Employee of the Year award will be presented in April during National Student Employee Week at UM.

 

The nomination form and other criteria are on the Office of Career Services website. For more information, call Janay Whisman, student employment coordinator, at 406-243-5627 or e-mail janay.whisman@umontana.edu.

Study Challenges Climate Change Effect

UM researchers, with colleagues from the University of Idaho and the University of California, Davis, recently completed a study that challenges a widely held assumption that vegetation will move uphill in response to climatic warming.

 

The results of the study were published in an article titled "Changes in Climatic Water Balance Drive Downhill Shifts in Plant Species' Optimum Elevations" in the Jan. 21 issue of the prestigious journal Science. They are based on two unique datasets of vegetation surveys collected across the mountain ranges of California -- the first in the 1930s and the second in the 2000s.

 

The study is the first to report widespread downhill shifts in elevations of plant species because of climate change. UM researchers who participated in the study include Department of Forest Management Assistant Professor Solomon Dobrowski; graduate student Shawn Crimmins, the lead author; and research analyst Alison Mynsberge.

 

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ASUM Unveils Bus Tracking System

 

The Associated Students of UM Office of Transportation has developed a real-time online mapping service and text-alert system to take the anxiety of when the bus is coming out of riding the bus.

 

The online mapping service allows users to locate where buses are along each of ASUM Transportation's three Park N Ride routes. Riders also may track buses by texting "asumbus," followed by a space and their stop number, to 41411 to find out when the next bus is coming.  

 

ASUM Transportation operates shuttles from three Park N Ride locations: Lewis & Clark Villages on Higgins and Benton avenues; South and Higgins avenues; and the East Broadway lot. There also is a shuttle between the UM College of Technology and the main campus, and the late-night U-DASH shuttle runs between the main campus, south campus and downtown Missoula several nights a week.  

 

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Free Lecture Kicks Off Irish Music Series
 

P.J. Curtis, Ireland's premier musicologist, will give a free lecture to introduce the concert series "A Springtime of Irish Traditional Music," which will take place in Missoula and Butte during February, March and April. The series features a lineup of exciting performers who will present Ireland's finest music and song tradition.

 

In the lecture titled "Bridging the Atlantic," Curtis will explore the 300-year musical link between Ireland and America. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives in Butte and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in UM's Music Recital Hall in Missoula.

 

An award-winning broadcaster and author, Curtis has produced 57 albums and recently received an honorary Master of Arts degree for his services to Irish music from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

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UM Dean to Hold Book-Signing Events

 

James McKusick, dean of the UM Davidson Honors College, will sign copies of the revised and updated edition of his book "Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology" and answer questions at two events in February.

 

McKusick will be at The Bookstore at UM from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and at Fact & Fiction, located at 220 N. Higgins Ave. in Missoula, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

"Green Writing" describes the emergence of ecological understanding among the English Romantic poets, arguing that this new holistic paradigm offered a conceptual and ideological basis for American environmentalism. The recently released paperback edition of the book contains a new preface and a new final chapter.

3,240 UM Students Make Dean's List
 
 

At UM, 3,240 students made the autumn semester 2010 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must be undergraduates, must earn a semester grade average of 3.50 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at least nine credits.  

Dean's List 

Climate Expert Launches Lecture Series

 

Internationally renowned climate change scientist Rob Jackson will launch the Conservation and Climate Change Lecture Series at UM on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

 

Jackson, director of the Center on Global Change at Duke University, will present "Global Change: Tipping Points for People and the Biosphere" at 7 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The lecture series is co-sponsored by UM's Wilderness Institute and Climate Change Studies Program and is made possible by a grant from the Cinnabar Foundation. All lectures will take place Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. The lectures are open to the public, and college credit is available.

 

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Mansfield Lecture Series Begins Feb. 8

 

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center will offer six free lecture events during its Spring 2011 Brown Bag Lecture Series at UM.

 

All lectures will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mansfield Center Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of the Mansfield Library.

 

The first lecture will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, and is titled "Sustainable Development in Kamchatka: International Collaboration to Protect Wilderness Resources in the Far East" by Alan Watson.  


For a full series schedule, visit the Mansfield Center website.

Labor Film Fest at Roxy Feb. 4-5

 

The Sixth Annual Missoula Labor Film Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, at the Roxy Theater, located at 718 S. Higgins Ave. in Missoula.

 

Two films will be shown each day, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The recommended donation is $5 for one night; $9 for both nights. There will be a comment period for the audience after each screening.

 

The film festival is sponsored by the Missoula Area Central Labor Council, the UM Faculty Association and the Montana Public Employees Association.

 

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Explore Science, Evolution of Learning

The 2011 Community Lecture Series at UM will begin Tuesday, Feb. 15, and tickets are now available.

 

This year's series, "The Beauty of the Brain," features six lectures by five outstanding UM faculty members who will examine the science and evolution of learning. Lectures will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 15-March 22, at the University Center Theater. Each event will include a question-and-answer session.

 

Cost for the complete lecture series is $20 for the general public, $15 for UM Alumni Association dues-paying members and $10 for students. If seats are available, tickets to individual lecture events will be $5 at the door.  

 

For a complete lecture series schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the UM Office of Alumni Relations website or call 877-862-5867.

Panel Examines Tar Sands Oil Project

 

A panel discussion titled "Montana to the Tar Sands: The True Cost of Oil" will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at UM.

 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the University Center Theater. It is co-sponsored by UM's Environmental Studies Program, St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, the Northern Plains Resource Council and Christ the King Parish.

 

The panel will explore the impacts of the Tar Sands oil development project in northern Alberta from several perspectives. Panelists include UM Regents Professor of Ecology Steve Running, Dr. Georgia Milan of the Women's Care Center at St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research Senior Research Professor Steven Seninger, Rich Bishop from Christ the King Parish and others.

Drive-By Truckers Perform Live March 15

 

Drive-By Truckers will take the stage of Missoula's historic Wilma Theatre on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

 

Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s.

 

The show, presented by UM Productions, begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $24 and are on sale now at The Source in the University Center, at Rockin Rudy's and Ear Candy in Missoula, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

 

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'Dating Doctor' Brings Program to UM

 

Relationship expert David Coleman, aka "The Dating Doctor," will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the University Center Ballroom at UM. The event is free and open to the public.

His program, "Making Relationships Matter," teaches people how to create and maintain healthy relationships. His presentation will cover how to make relationships more fulfilling in everyday life, as well as tips on how to form, mend and sustain meaningful relationships.  

For more information call Chris Wilkins, UM Mortar Board president, at 406-672-6343. 

Spring Volunteer Fair at UC Feb. 8-9

 

The Office for Civic Engagement at UM will host the Spring Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8-9, in the University Center Atrium.

 

More than 20 agencies will be on hand to inform students and community members of the many volunteer opportunities available in the Missoula area.  

 

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Montana Rep Opens Tour at Home

 

Montana Repertory Theatre will present "Bus Stop," the warm and affecting hit comedy by William Inge, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29, Feb. 1-3, and Feb. 5, in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio Television Center. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

Tickets costs $20 for the public and $10 for children 12 and under. They are available on the Montana Repertory Theatre website or at the Theatre and Dance Box Office in the PAR/TV Center. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performances.  

 

Montana Repertory Theatre
Sorority Raises Cardiac Care Awareness

 

The Chi chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority will kick off Cardiac Care Month by raising awareness of women's heart health the week of Jan. 31-Feb.4 in the University Center at UM.

 

Chapter members will staff a table in the UC Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday to hand out stress-relief balls, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and information on living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Members also encourage people to wear red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 4, to raise awareness of women's heart disease.

 

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Qvale Sets School, Conference Records

 

Senior center Brian Qvale set conference and school records in career blocks as the Grizzlies defeated the Idaho State University Bengals 75-65 on Jan. 20 in ISU's Reed Gym.  

 

Qvale had a block at the 15:59 mark of the first half, for a career 213 and new Big Sky and Montana records, passing former Griz center Daren Engellant's career 212 (1988-92). After finishing with two more blocks in the game, Qvale now has reached a career 215.

 

On Jan. 22 four of five starters scored in double figures to lead Montana to a convincing 75-61 victory over the Montana State Bobcats in UM's Dahlberg Arena.  

 

The Grizzlies are 15-5 overall and 7-1 in the Big Sky. Montana is now in second place in the league, trailing Northern Colorado (7-0) by just one game. The Griz and Cats square off again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in Bozeman. The game will be televised statewide.
 

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Lady Griz Beat Bengals, Fall to Cats
 

The Montana women's basketball team outscored Idaho State by 16 points on Jan. 20 in the second half to rally for a 61-54 victory over the Bengals at UM's Dahlberg Arena.

 

Senior Stephanie Stender scored 12 of her game-high 16 points in the second half to match her career high, and sophomore Katie Baker finished with 10 points and 19 rebounds to come within one of the Montana single-game rebounding record.  

 

On Jan. 22 Montana State's Rachel Semansky scored 21 points to lead the Bobcats to a 72-69 victory over the Lady Griz at Dahlberg Arena. The teams will meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Worthington Arena in Bozeman.


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Drennen, Hall Win Track Events

 

Senior Katrina Drennen won the mile and 3,000-meter races Jan. 22 to lead Montana's efforts at the two-day Washington State Cougar Indoor in Pullman, Wash. 
 

Sophomore Lindsey Hall won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles for the Grizzlies.


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Jennifer Sauer, TGIF editor
The University of Montana

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