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UM Weekly: News from UM

Nov. 15, 2013 |
Kevin Floyd and Jeanne Perez flambe lobster and chantrelle mushrooms for a mushroom ragout during a culinary arts class at Missoula College.

Public Invited to Comment on Missoula College Project 

UM hosted a scoping open house to inform the public about the proposed Missoula College building site and solicit comments and concerns on Nov. 14. Interested parties can submit comments on the project until Dec. 2.

UM currently is evaluating the development of the 1205 E. Broadway site to meet the current needs of the Missoula College, to address a long-term increasing student enrollment and to ensure adequate facilities exist for MC students and faculty into the future.

A traffic and parking study, riparian resource management plan, storm water management plan and floodplain designation are underway. Additionally, UM is conducting an environmental assessment to evaluate the effects of the proposed project on the human environment and will disclose these effects, if any, to the public.

The University will collect comments from interested parties regarding the proposed project until Dec. 2. The public can submit comments via email to or via postal mail to Stephanie Lauer, Project Manager, JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 7875, Missoula, MT 59807. Read more

UM Named Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University

More and more people are getting on bikes, and colleges such as UM are leading the way to make riding safer and more convenient on campus.

The League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Universities, and UM has been named to the gold level. The gold award recognizes UM’s commitment to improving conditions for bicyclists through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Read more

Lecture Explores Relevancy of Archaeology Case Studies Today

Join UM Associate Professor Kelly Dixon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, as she presents "Archaeology, Global Change and the Modern World: Tales from the American West," an event of the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center North Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

Dixon will present a handful of archaeological case studies of past humans facings issues relevant to life in the modern world, including vulnerability, risk and adaptation. Their response to challenges in the past can help us address present challenges such as environmental planning, sustainability and preservation of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Her lecture will feature archaeological examples from the American West, with an emphasis on archaeological landscapes in Montana. 

TEDxUMontana Talks Now Available Online

The edited videos from TEDxUMontana are now available online. Held at UM in September, TEDxUMontana featured nine speakers who discussed a broad variety of topics intended to spark deep discussion. Visit to watch the videos.

International Expert on Cybersecurity to Lecture

David Hamon, director of Banyan Analytics and former senior official at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will present “Asia and Cybersecurity” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall at UM. The talk is sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM and is free and open to the public. Read more

Talented High School Musicians to Play Griz Game, Concert

More than 150 high school musicians from 54 regional schools will descend on Missoula this weekend to take part in the All-Star Wind Ensemble at UM.

They will perform with the UM Marching Band in a special pregame performance at the Grizzly football game, which kicks off at noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The students also will perform a 2 p.m. concert Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Dennison Theatre. Concert tickets are $5 at the door. Read more

Theatre & Dance Presents 'Angels in America'

UM is pleased to offer "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches," winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for drama. "Angels in America" runs Nov. 19-23 and Dec. 3-7  in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There also will be a matinee on World AIDS Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with a special talkback session following the performance.
Set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, two couples in New York City grapple with seemingly insurmountable forces, both internal and external. "Angels in America" provides thrilling juxtapositions of the intimate with the spectacular, the very public (politics) with the very private (love and sexuality), and rich humor with stark pathos. Societal and personal change both are chronicled with deftness and empathy even for the drama’s most malicious characters.

Tickets are available at the UMArts Box Office in the PAR/TV Center. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. 

'Dance Up Close' Opens Dec. 3

The UM School of Theatre & Dance’s nationally acclaimed Dance Program will present its most intimate dance concert of the year, "Dance Up Close,"  at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-7 in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. There also will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Dec. 7. 
"Dance Up Close" offers the audience two alternating concerts that feature 17 original dance works that vary greatly in genre and include contemporary, hip-hop, ballet and percussion-based dance forms. Choreography will be presented by UM faculty, alumni, an MFA acting candidate, undergraduate theatre and dance students and guest artist Jessica Mullette.

Tickets cost $9 for general admission and $6 for children 12 and under. They are available at the UMArts Box Office in the PAR/TV Center. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. 

Athletics at UM:

Griz Football Players Ask Fans to Donate to Griz for Kids Toy Drive

Harriers Close Season at Regional in Utah

Volleyball Aiming to Lock Down Big Sky Tourney Spot

Football Hosts Weber State in Final Regular-Season Game

Lady Griz Roll Past Skylights in Opener

Griz Basketball Wraps Up Roadtrip at South Dakota State

Upcoming Events:

Dance Students Present 'Fall Studio Works' Nov. 15-16

Open Forum with Provost Perry Brown Nov. 18

Nov. 20 Lecture Explores 'The Impact of Social Media in China'

Zac Brown Band Plays Adams Center Nov. 21

tudents Compete in Entertainment Management Awards Nov. 21
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