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UM Weekly: News from UM

Sept. 13, 2013 |
School of Art Professor Elizabeth Dove works on her screenprint project titled "It Started with Aardvark." This collection of 26 prints took three years to complete and was recently purchased by New York City Public Library to add to its prestigious collection of contemporary prints. 

Two Community Forums to Discuss Potential Missoula College Sites 

UM will host two public forums this month to gather additional community feedback on two potential sites for a new Missoula College building.

President Royce Engstrom will host two public forums to hear comments about the South Campus site and the East Broadway site. Both forums will serve as scoping sessions for the two sites under consideration. Read more

Join the Conversation at TEDxUMontana Viewing Parties

The first TEDxUMontana event will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center at UM. Tickets for TEDxUMontana are sold out, but you can still be part of the conversation at public viewing events. Viewing events will be held in Missoula, Bozeman and Helena, and are free and open to the public. Find a listing of viewing locations here. The event also will be webcast live. Visit UM's Information Technology website the day of the event to connect.

Musicians to  Lecture on History of Irish Music, Instrutments

Irish musicians and founders of Ancient Music Ireland Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer will kick off the 2013-14 University of Montana President’s Lecture Series with a lecture titled “3,000 Years of Ancient Ireland’s Music and Instruments” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre on campus. They also will conduct a master class with the UM School of Music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Music Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. Read more

Fitness and Rec Center Introduces Functional Training

Visitors to UM's Fitness and Recreation Center on the north end of campus will notice a major change this semester. Where stationary bikes used for group cycling classes once stood, a new open-concept space boasting functional, free-movement equipment has taken over and is gaining popularity. Read more

Wildlife Biology at UM: A Program of National Distinction 

UM Wildlife Biology: A Program of National Distinction
The Wildlife Biology Program recently was named one of UM's Programs of National Distinction. This recognition comes with additional funding that is being used to strengthen this renowned program for the benefit of students. In this video by Conservation Media, wildlife biology students and professors talk about what makes their program special.

Grant to Improve Cyberinfrastructure for UM Researchers

UM recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $500,000 to support a project to improve the University's cyberinfrastructure. The project will fund the procurement of high speed bandwidth for several key buildings housing active, big-data research projects.  Read more

Inside UM's John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition

UM's John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition
Students from all of Montana's higher education institutions are invited to compete for a $10,000 grand prize in the annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at UM. Meet the competitors from last spring's competition and see highlights from the event in this video.

Navy SEALs Skydive into Washington-Grizzly Stadium

On Aug. 31, six U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Washington-Grizzly Stadium before the first game of the 2013 season. The SEALs were on hand to support Griz fan and Billings native Bo Reichenbach, a Navy SEAL who lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan. Watch the jump from one SEAL's helmet cam in this video.

Athletics at UM:

Montana Golfers Win Inaugural Grizzly Invitational 

Football Team Returns to Action After Bye Week, Faces UND

Softball Program Adds Assistant Coach

Women's Tennis to Host Griz Day Sept. 15

Griz Run to Victories at Carroll Invitational

Soccer Offense Comes to Life with 3-1 Victory

Griz Spikers Fall to Cougars in Tournament Finale

Upcoming Events:

Ambassador to Discuss U.S. Diplomacy in East Asia

UM’s GrizMart Hosts First Vendor Fair

Mansfield Center Launches Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Ecosystems Institute Lectures to Discuss Politics of Food

Annual Heart Walk, 5K Heart Run Slated for Sept. 28
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