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UM Weekly: News from UM

Nov. 8, 2013 |
UM students examine Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” using an exceptional new facsimile of the Ellesmere Manuscript. UM’s limited edition facsimile of the manuscript recently was purchased by Archives & Special Collections at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

President's Lecture Series Hosts Art Specialist

Renowned art specialist Stephanie D’Alessandro will deliver a lecture titled “Picasso, Matisse and the 1913 Armory Show in Chicago” as part of the UM President’s Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the University Center Ballroom.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture exhibition “Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection,” which is on display in UM’s Meloy Gallery through Feb. 8, 2014. Read more

Boeing CEO, Chairman to Deliver Gilkey Lecture Nov. 13

Jim McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, will deliver the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Executive Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at UM.

McNerney, one of the world’s top executives whose experience spans some of the largest and most well-respected companies in the United States and around the globe, will present “Leadership Innovation and Competitiveness” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

Online Voters Select Winning T-Shirt Design

Tim Praetzel, a UM alumnus from Salt Lake City, submitted the winning design for the inaugural UM T-shirt design contest. Praetzel responded to UM’s call to artists to submit a one-of-a-kind design using UM’s new visual mark, the M-pulse. The design will be printed locally onto gray American Apparel shirts and sold in The Bookstore at UM.

Praetzel was awarded $500 for his hand-lettered design, which won a majority of online votes. He also will receive one of the limited-edition shirts. Read more

Student Delegation Travels to Warsaw for UN Climate Change Talks

A delegation of three UM students will leave Nov. 9 for the United Nations international climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland. 

Stephanie Lackey, Sam Dexter and Mara Menahan comprise the 2013 UM delegation. The three students will blog daily about events, offering their photos, sketches and commentaries. Visit their blog at  

During the talks, nations from around the world aim to secure new global agreements on climate change for 2015. The UM student delegation is supported by President Royce Engstrom’s Excellence Fund and the Environmental Studies Program. Read more

UM Shares $10 Million Grant to Convert Beetle-Kill into Biofuel

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Nov. 6 that it awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry and government consortium to study the major challenges in using insect-killed trees as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

UM will receive more than $1 million over five years to help study the issues related to using forest residue, including beetle-killed trees, as a feedstock in biofuel production. Read more

License Plates Raise $118,000 for Flathead Lake Bio Station

A specialty license plate program has raised more than $118,000 to support UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station and its Flathead Lake Monitoring Program. The funds were collected over the past six years from Montanans who pay a small donation with their annual vehicle registration. The specialty plate features a depiction of Flathead Lake. Read more

Athletics at UM:

Volleyball Falls to Vikings in Three Sets

Soccer Team Closes Season with 4-0 Victory on the Road

Cross-Country Teams Finish 6th, 9th at Big Sky Championships

Football Faces Talented South Dakota in Non-League Game

Griz Keep Playoffs Hopes Alive with OT Win Over Hornets

Lady Griz Face Unbeaten Bulldogs
Griz Basketball Trumps Lewis-Clark State in Exhibition Game

Upcoming Events:

Montana Rep Presents 'Mark Twain's Diaries of Adam and Eve' Nov. 8-9

Missoula Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Italian Fire' Nov. 9-10

Banff Festival of Mountain Films World Tour at the Wilma Nov. 10

Optimal Bear-Curry Health Center Host Veteran Appreciation Lunch Nov. 12

UM Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 12-15

Brown Bag Lecture Nov. 13: 'Modern Japanese Literature and Technology'

Nov. 14 Lecture Explores Influence of Animals on U.S. History
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