The National Student Exchange application deadline is on Feb. 14, 2020, for priority placement for the 2020-2021 school year.
An intercollegiate, study-away program, NSE allows undergraduate students to study at 170+ member colleges and universities in 48 states, seven Canadian provinces, nine Spanish-speaking campuses in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For information on participating schools, the application process, cost and qualifications, check out www.nse.org.
The second-ever Fall Commencement at the University of Montana will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Adams Center. Distinguished UM scholar Dr. Albert Borgmann, Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, will be the featured speaker.
More than 200 students from all UM departments and programs are expected to participate. Adams Center doors will open at 8 a.m., and candidates for graduation will line up in the West Auxiliary Gymnasium.
Tickets are not required for Fall Commencement, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campus parking will be free in most lots that day. The ceremony will last about two hours and feature individual recognition of every student as they cross the stage, as well as the hooding of doctoral students by their advisers.
The speaker, Borgmann, taught at UM for decades starting in 1970. In 1996, he was named UM’s second Regents Professor, which is the highest faculty member rank in the Montana University System. A specialist in the philosophy of society and culture, Borgmann is the author of five books, including “Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life” and “Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country.”
Now retired, Borgmann created and managed UM’s Philosophy Forum for more than 30 years, a place where anyone from campus the wider community could present their scholarly work each week. Described by his colleagues as a kind human being who is often generous with praise, Borgmann also is a forceful critic of sloppy intellectual work and bad ideas.
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Members of the UM community and the public are invited to attend “King’s Legacy Lives Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Contest” keynote address and awards panel. The keynote speaker will be Meshayla Cox of the Montana Racial Equity Project. Panel members will be the winners of the 2019-20 MLK essay contest. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the University of Montana’s President’s Office, Provost’s Office, Registrar’s Office, African-American Studies Program, and the Diana Riley Fund.
The 9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium will occur Sept. 18-20, 2020, at the Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, MT. The Symposium provides us with the unique opportunity to come together as a research community to discuss the latest research in our laboratories supported by CBSD. The Symposium includes keynote seminars by outside speakers, lectures by Project Leaders who are supported by the CBSD NIH CoBRE grant, and a selection of short talks by pilot project leaders and graduate students. We especially encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a poster session. We also have presentations from our Computational, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Integrated Structural Biology, and BioSpectroscopy Core Facilities so attendees can learn more about how these facilities can help take their research projects in new directions.
Registration will open in June 2020. Contact Sara Jestrab with questions or to be added to the email communication.