Confluence: Where great ideas flow together
In this episode, we’re in the flow with Dr. Rachel Severson who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Rachel reads an excerpt from Mary Oliver’s poem At the River Clarion, which launches our discussion of baseline shifting, her research on the attribution of minds to non-human agents, and being open to new paths in your life and research.
Current students and a recent graduate of UM's Integrative Physiology & Athletic Training (IPAT) Graduate Program discuss their academic experiences, their research, and their post-graduation goals.
Thanks for stopping by the Graduate School’s media page, where we provide tributaries of words, sounds, and images for you to follow as you explore the special confluence that is the University of Montana!
Confluence captures the role graduate students play in channeling the energy, vitality, and creativity of the three major “streams” of the University of Montana’s mission: an excellent undergraduate education, an inspired enterprise in research and creative scholarship, and a commitment to place.
The confluence of the Clark Fork River and Rattlesnake Creek, depicted above, has had a special significance for centuries, beginning with the Salish people, who named the streams that flow together on the northern edge of our campus: “place of the small bull trout” (nłˀaycčstm).
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