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Think Grizzly, It's Friday | August 26, 2011 | Vol. 17 No. 17 |


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UM President to Outline Priorities in Annual Address
President Royce C. Engstrom will outline UM's institutional priorities for the upcoming academic year during his first State of the University address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Read more


Flathead Lake buoys

Research Buoys Placed
in Flathead Lake

Two large instrumented buoys, developed in tandem by UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, were placed in Flathead Lake on Aug. 10. These buoys provide a platform for a suite of instruments that allow continuous, automated lake measurements. Read more

NCAA Renews Certification for Grizzly Athletics
Grizzly Athletics at UM received a big stamp of approval Aug. 18 when the NCAA announced it has renewed certification of UM's intercollegiate athletic programs. Certification means the University conducts its athletic programs in compliance with operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership. Read more
Justice O'Connor, 9th Circuit to Hear Cases at UM
Former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will join members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to hear oral arguments in three cases during a special sitting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the University Theatre at UM. Read more
Tourism Data Now Available to Public

UM's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research collects and reports nonresident visitor data. This data is now available to the general public in a new format on the ITRR website. Read more

Career Services to Host Student Job Fair
Employers and student workers will have an opportunity to connect at the fall Student Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the University Center Ballroom. Read more

UM Posts Healthy Summer Enrollment
UM recently set an all-time record for full-time equivalent students taking courses during summer semester. Read more

Dining Services Honored for Sustainability 
University Dining Services was recently recognized for meeting or exceeding the sustainable business standards for restaurants set by the Western Sustainability Exchange. Read more
COT Offers Free Prep Classes for Veterans
The UM College of Technology will hold free college prep classes for qualified veterans through the Montana Veterans Upward Bound program. Read more
UM's Division of Student Affairs invites all students, faculty and staff to "Get Your Griz On" during the 2011 WelcomeFeast on Friday, Sept. 2. Read more
Shakespeare in the Parks

Shakespeare in the Parks
Returns to UM Oval

Enjoy Shakespearean comedy and tragedy on the Oval Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30. Read more

Missoula International Friendship Program
Missoula International Friendship Program Seeks Volunteers
The Missoula International Friendship Program needs volunteers to serve as Community Friends to international students and scholars at UM this year. Read more
Heart Walk











Team Up for Annual Heart Walk, Run at UM

Teams are forming now for the annual Heart Walk and 5K Run set for Saturday, Sept. 24, at UM. Read more
UM Chosen to Foster Ties with Universities in India

The Institute of International Education has selected UM as one of 11 colleges and universities to foster higher education ties with India. UM will participate in the institute's 2012 India initiative, part of its International Academic Partnership Program. Read more


Park-N-Ride and UDASH Buses Back on Road Aug. 29Park-N-Ride

It will be easier than ever to access the UM campus when Park-N-Ride and UDASH buses resume service on Aug. 29. Both buses, operated by the Associated Students of UM Office of Transportation, are free and open to the public. Read more


Diversity Expert to Present Lectures, Workshops at UM

William Yslas Vélez, a longtime advocate for minority advancement in higher education, will visit UM for several lectures and a workshop Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7. Read more

Registration Open for Autumn Lifelong Learning Courses at UM
Community members 50 and older can explore topics ranging from literature, history and politics to mathematics and the natural sciences through courses offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM this fall.  Read more
Glacier National ParkRegister Now For Glacier Park Study Experience
Registration is open for "Discovery in the Crown of the Continent: A Glacier National Park Experience," which is happening Sept. 23-26. Participants will be guided to remote locations within the park to study wildlife habitat, Native American history, climate change, forest fires and physical geography. Read more
University Joins Plan to Foster Faster Computer Networks

UM has joined a group of 29 higher education institutions across the country to launch "Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project.". The project aims to accelerate the deployment of ultra-high-speed networks in communities near leading U.S. universities.  Read more

Photo by Phat Tran and Nancy Moran, Yale University
Research Reveals Relationship Between Insect, Bacteria

Sure, many bacteria cause disease, but most people don't realize how beneficial they can be. The human gut, for example, brims with bacteria that play critical roles in everything from immune system development and extracting energy from food to providing necessary nutrients.


The bacteria get a nice comfy home living inside people, and in return they help us. It's a symbiotic relationship.


However, these beneficial partnerships are nothing compared to the complex relationships between bacteria and citrus mealybugs recently discovered by biologists at UM and Utah State University. Read more

Roundtable on Crown of the Continent in Polson Sept. 22-23
Registration is open for the second annual Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, which will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23, in Polson. Read more
Greg Brown to Play Show at University Theatre Sept. 25

Folk musician and Missoula favorite Greg Brown will perform live in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in the University Theatre at UM. Read more

Jackie Britton Band
to Perform Live
at UM Sept. 29
The Jackie Britton Band, founded by UM students 30 years ago, will reunite to perform live at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the University Theatre. Read more
Miranda Lambert in Concert at Adams Center on Oct. 11 
Miranda Lambert, the reigning Academy of Country Music female vocalist of the year, will perform live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Adams Center at UM. Read more 
UM Grizzly Soccer
Soccer Off to Strong Start with 2-0 Record

Junior Erin Craig scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute to lead the UM soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Wyoming on Aug. 21 at the Soccer Etc./Nike Classic inBoise, Idaho. The Grizzlies, who defeated host Boise State 4-3 in double overtime Aug. 19, improved to 2-0, their first such start since 2004. The league office named Craig the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 23.




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