Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to get their glow on during the 8th annual Griz Glow 5K Fun Run at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the UM Golf Course. Participants will receive a race T-shirt, a reflective race number and LED bracelets and necklaces at check-in. Register online at http://bit.ly/2CSWcLp.
WorldFest stage, Global Connections Plaza, Children’s World, Taste-of-the – World Buffett, International Films,
UM WorldFest is the new name and re-envisioning of the longstanding, popular UM International Festival. WorldFest is one of the largest intercultural events in Montana and showcases the rich international and cultural diversity on campus and in the community.
WorldFest 2020 will feature cultural performances on the WorldFest Stage, a Global Connections Plaza, international films, and interactive Children’s World and more. New this year: an exciting “Taste of the World” Food Fair featuring recipes from UM’s international community. Admission the WorldFest is free! WorldFest is sponsored by UM Global Engagement, The Mansfield Center and International Student Association.
This event has been canceled.
Over 130 individual and team awards, scholarships, and cash prizes will be awarded, including two Division I all-expense paid trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, California.
Additionally, the top 10% of Division II students will be named Broadcom MASTERS Nominees. These students will have the chance to become one of 300 semifinalists and 30 finalists nationwide that will present their research projects at an all-expenses paid competition in Washington, D.C.
Students and teachers can find all necessary paperwork, deadlines, restrictions, ISEF guidelines, and a schedule of events on the Montana Science Fair website.
Thank you to all of the sponsors, judges and volunteers who make the Science Fair possible each year!
T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
The Montana Science Fair is hosting a t-shirt design competition again this year for the official 2020 t-shirt. The winner will receive a $150 gift card and the design will be featured on 500+ Montana Science Fair T-shirts.
The deadline to enter the contest is Feb. 10.
Entries can be scanned and emailed to: Gisele Forrest at email@example.com.
REGRETFULLY STAFF SENATE WILL SUSPEND THE PILOT PROGRAM FOR UM TAI CHI UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO PRESCRIBED PRECAUTIONS FOR COVID-19
Please see the message below from Sensei Mike Norvelle:
To our UM Tai Chi Club Practitioners: After considering the latest information on the status of the coronavirus here at the UM and in Missoula, we have decided that for everyone’s protection we need to suspend the Tuesday and Friday Tai Chi practices at the Payne Native American Center Rotunda until further notice. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation so far! We are looking forward to resuming our program as soon as it’s safe to do so for all concerned. In the meantime, if you would care to share your email contact information with the Staff Senate, via Kris Csorosz (firstname.lastname@example.org), we will do our best to stay in touch with you during the suspension and share video streaming programs as we develop them. Until then, stay safe and well.
The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Some lectures will be available remotely via Zoom. Check specific dates below for more details.
|January 14th||No Public Meeting||Class overview and orientation|
|January 21st||Dr. Kyle Bocinsky
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; MT Climate Office
|Climate challenges and opportunities for the alpine ski industry in MT: A preliminary assessment|
|January 28th||Dr. Sarah Church
MSU Dept. of Earth Sciences
|Common ground, common water: Film as a tool for shared understanding of water resource management|
|February 4th||Dr. Shandin Pete
Salish Kootenai College
|Heart of the Monster, Buffalo Trails, and River Crossings: Intersecting ancient Salish hydrological knowledge with modern hydrological tools|
|February 11th||Dr. Nadia White
Environmental and Natural Resource Journalism Program
|The news media and climate change: Why earnest efforts to alert, inform, and rouse the public to action were so slow to gain traction|
|February 18th||Dr. John Chandler
UM College of Business
|Conservation opportunities to apply business analytics techniques|
|February 25th||No Public Meeting||Grad student professional development|
|March 3rd||Dr. Jill Belsky
Dept. of Society & Conservation
|Powers of inclusion: Challenges for environmental social scientists in Montana and beyond|
|March 10th||Dr. Kristal Jones
JG Research & Evaluations
|Empirical and epistemological challenges of social-environmental research|
|March 17th||No meeting||SPRING BREAK|
|March 24th||No seminar speaker||Discussion with graduate students|
|March 31st||Dr. Lauren Miller
Yellowstone National Park
|Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks (live presentation via Zoom: https://www.umt.edu/career/about/career-services-resources/default.php)|
|April 7th||Mr. Monte Mills, Esq.
Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic; UM Law
|‘Third Way’: The future of legal protections for sacred sites and indigenous cultures (pre-recorded presentation)|
|April 14th||No seminar speaker||Opportunities for grad students to present|
|April 21st||Dr. Zack Wurtzebach
Center for Landscape Conservation
|Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation (pre-recorded presentation)|
|April 28th||No seminar speaker||Opportunities for grad students to present|
Join us for the Spring 2020 Wilderness Lecture Series: From Wilderness to Sea – How Rivers Connect People and Biodiversity. This lecture will be available remotely via Zoom beginning March 24: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/964309822
All talks are open to the public. Contact Joanna Campbell at email@example.com with any questions.
- March 10 – Ellen Wohl, Professor, Geosciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
- “Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers: The Role of Spatial Heterogeneity in Sustaining River Ecosystems”
- March 24 – Les Evarts, Fisheries Program Manager, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
- “Rewilding the Jocko River Watershed”
- March 31 – Erin Sexton, Senior Scientist, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana
- “A Tale of Two Rivers: The Transboundary Flathead and Kootenai Watersheds”
- April 14 – George Pess, Program Manager of the Watershed Program, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
- “Ecosystem Response to the Removal of the Elwha River Dams”
- April 21 – Daniel Schindler, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
- “Bristol Bay, Alaska: Where the World’s Last Great Salmon Fishery is Threatened by Development of Industrial-Scale Mining”
- April 28 – Ladd Knotek, Fisheries Management Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- “Fisheries and Wildlands Management in the Rattlesnake: Balancing Watershed Restoration, Native Trout Recovery and Wilderness Character”