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Think Grizzly, It's Friday | July 22, 2011 | Vol. 17 No. 16 | www.umt.edu

 

Welcome to a special summer edition of TGIF News. The newsletter is provided weekly, except during the summer and scheduled academic breaks, to subscribers who include students, alumni, employees and friends of UM.

 

UM student, educator join 'Bhutan Ride for Climate'

UM Student, Educator Join Inaugural 'Bhutan Ride for Climate'  

Nicky Phear, instructor and program director in UM's Climate Change Studies Program, and UM student Mara Menahan recently pedaled across Bhutan to see firsthand how climate change affects the Himalayan country and its people. Read more ...    

 

UM's heart goes out to Japan
UM's heart goes out to JapanScholarship Created for Japanese Students Affected by Disasters 

 The UM Foundation has established a scholarship for UM students from Japan who were afflicted by the March earthquake that caused a tsunami and nuclear disaster. The Japan Rising Opportunity Scholarship demonstrates UM's continued support for its Japanese students and Japan as a whole. The UM Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief website provides a link to the fundraising page for those wishing to donate. Read more ... 

Business Competition Awards
$30,000 
to Budding Entrepreneurs

Montana's next generation of entrepreneurs took home more than $30,000 in prize money during UM's 22nd annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, hosted May 12 by the UM School of Business Administration. Read more ...

Record Number of Riders Use UM Buses

The Associated Students of UM Office of Transportation gave 397,744 rides during the 2010-11 academic year - a record number on its six Park-N-Ride and UDASH buses. Read more ...

UM Forges New Partnerships
with Universities in China
A UM delegation recently negotiated new partnerships with two Chinese universities in Jinan that will bring increased opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and collaborative research. Read more ...
Bitterroot College Program's Growth Leads to Expansion, Call for Private Support
After just two years of providing courses, the Bitterroot College Program of UM is growing so quickly it is expanding its facility. Read more ...
Blue Mountain Observatory Offers Public Events
Blue Mountain Observatory Offers Public Events
Explore planets, nebulae and distant galaxies during free public observing nights this summer at the Blue Mountain Observatory. The events are family-friendly, and children are welcome. Read more ...
Summer ceramics exhibition at MMAC celebrates Bray legacy
Ceramics Exhibition at MMAC Celebrates Bray Legacy
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at UM will present "60 Artists, 60 Artworks, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation" through Sept. 10. Read more ...
Fields of Learning
New Book on Student Farms Features PEAS Farm
The Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS) Farm, a joint project of UM and Garden City Harvest in Missoula, is featured in an essay included in a new book. Read more ...
UM Hires New College of Forestry and Conservation Dean

The new dean of the College of Forestry and Conservation at UM is a familiar face. The University has hired Jim Burchfield, the interim forestry dean, to replace Perry Brown, who was named UM interim provost and vice president for academic affairs last October. Read more ...

Former Law Library Director to Serve as Interim Dean of Mansfield Library
UM has hired Fritz Snyder to serve as interim dean of operations for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. Read more ...
Montana Field Notes E-Publication Now Available
UM has launched a new e-publication. Montana Field Notes, which focuses on the diverse landscapes, ecology, history and culture of Big Sky Country and the important work being done by the University statewide. Read more ... 
Human Performance Researcher Joins UM Faculty 
Human performance researcher Matthew Bundle, whose research indicates that the artificial limbs of a world-class sprinter give him a major advantage over able-bodied athletes, will join UM faculty this fall. Read more ...
Technology Magazine Honors UM for Innovation
UM's Academic Planner was recently deemed one of the 10 best innovations in higher education out of 393 nominees as a winner of a 2011 Campus Technology Innovators award. Read more ...
Comedian Daniel Tosh Plans Two Shows at UM
Popular comedian Daniel Tosh will offer shows of his "Tosh Tour on Ice" at UM on Thursday, Aug. 11. Tickets cost $45 and are on sale now. Read more ...
Furthur Takes Adams Center Stage in September
Furthur, the band that continues to push musical boundaries with improvisations and timeless renditions of Grateful Dead classics, will bring its Summer of 2011 tour to UM's Adams Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Read more ...

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