Jan
17
Fri
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Exhibition @ Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Tickets
Jan 17 – Mar 13 all-day
Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness Exhibition @ Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

A new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, is on display at UM’s in the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. The exhibition examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian people.

The traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects and interactive media.

The exhibition is open to the public through March 13 during normal library hours:

  • 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
  • 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday

To request disability related modifications or to ask questions about the exhibit, email Ben Chiewphasa at ben.chiewphasa@umontana.edu.

Jan
27
Mon
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Beverly Piggott @ Skaggs Building Room 169 Tickets
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Beverly Piggott @ Skaggs Building Room 169

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Beverly Piggott from the University of California – San Francisco presents “Uncovering the role of ion channels in neural development and brain disorders.”

Happy 100th Birthday, Federico Fellini! @ Liberal Arts Building, Room 308 Tickets
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Happy 100th Birthday, Federico Fellini! @ Liberal Arts Building, Room 308

The UM Department of World Languages and Cultures cordially invites you to participate in celebrating 100th birthday of the Italian film director Federico Fellini (1920-1993). Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time, in the 50 years of his career, Fellini was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won four in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, the most any director ever did in the history of the Academy. Come enjoy an academic screening of one of his masterpieces, “Amarcord” (1973), a comedy-drama that irreverently re-visits Fellini’s adolescent years in 1930s fascist Italy.

A short introduction will precede the screening. Please feel free to contribute to the discussion that will follow.

Jan
29
Wed
Global Public Health Lecture: Technology’s Growing Impact on Traditional Health Systems @ Gallagher Business Building Room 122 Tickets
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Global Public Health Lecture: Technology’s Growing Impact on Traditional Health Systems @ Gallagher Business Building Room 122

Join Ryan Tolleson Knee, Ph.D., and the GPH program for his talk titled “Technology’s Growing Impact on Traditional Health Systems.” Ryan Tolleson Knee has worked in workforce development, statewide prevention and intervention system development, educational leadership, and systems management for 30 years.

He works with rural behavioral health; has designed and implemented rural and tribal community school-based substance abuse, mental health, and suicide prevention programs; and has worked to improve the rural and tribal mental health and social service system workforce. He directs the University of Montana’s Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development whose primary goal is to address the health and social needs of Montanans by improving the systems of care currently in place.

The Global Public Health Spring 2020 Lecture series features health professionals who work to improve public health around the world sharing their experiences and insights weekly during the Spring semester.

Jan
30
Thu
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Shaina Short @ Skaggs Building Room 117 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Shaina Short @ Skaggs Building Room 117

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Shaina Short from the University of Utah presents “Seeing scents: using optical indicators to dissect circuit mechanisms of odor processing in vivo”

Humanities Conversations Panel: Perspectives on Gender @ Liberal Arts Building Room 103A Tickets
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Humanities Conversations Panel: Perspectives on Gender @ Liberal Arts Building Room 103A

Join the UM Humanities Institute (HI) for its inaugural Humanities Conversations panel entitled “Perspectives on Gender” and featuring UM faculty who have been awarded research grants through the HI.

Panelists include:
Dr. Clary Loisel: World Languages and Cultures: “Fernando Pessoa: the Gay Heteronym?”

Dr. Anya Jabour/History: “’The Work of the World’: Sophonisba Breckinridge’s Crusade for Social Justice in America and Abroad”

Dr. Valerie Hedquist/Art History and Criticism: “The Feminization of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy”

Public Planetarium Shows @ Star Gazing Room 013 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm
Public Planetarium Shows @ Star Gazing Room 013

Join UM’s Department of Physics and Astronomy for public planetarium shows throughout spring semester. During each public program we will take you on a tour of the current night skies of Missoula, pointing out noteworthy objects, constellations, planets, or upcoming events visible in the night sky.  The show will then shift to an engaging topic chosen by that evening’s presenter.

Two shows are scheduled each night: one from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  UM’s planetarium is housed in the Star Gazing Room in the basement of the Payne Family Native American Center. Attendees should plan to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the show to check in. The planetarium entrance will be locked after the show begins.

Tickets cost $6 (adults) and $4 (children 12 and under).  Shows often sell out in advance.  Purchase tickets using the links found beneath each show date. Tickets are not sold at the door. If you encounter issues with the ticketing website try changing your browser to Chrome or Safari.

If you have any questions, call 406-243-2073 or email planetarium@umontana.edu.

The schedule is:

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Chris Totzauer: “The Sun-Earth Connection: Space Weather and Solar Storms”
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, Jan. 30  – Mark Reiser
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Friday, Feb. 7 – TBD
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Nate McCrady
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Friday, Feb. 21 – Christopher Totzauer
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, Feb. 27 – Mark Reiser
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, March 12 – Nick Wethington
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, March 26 – Mark Reiser
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, April 9 – Diane Friend
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, April 23 – Nate McCrady
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

Thursday, May 7 – Loren Spencer
6 p.m. tickets here;  7:30 p.m. tickets here

 

Seeking Sustainability Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 122 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Seeking Sustainability Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 122

This University of Montana series was created to honor the coming 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Lectures run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in Gallagher Business Building Room 122. The events are free and open to the public.

UM students can enroll for one credit in ENST 191 or 391 or 595.

Panel presentations (followed by a Q&A) will spotlight people or groups working on sustainability issues in the topic areas below. Optional field trips and tours will be offered outside of class.

A schedule of the lecture series follows:

  • Jan. 16: “Sustainability at UM” – Panelists are from UM’s Sustainability Office and waste minimization and recycling programs, UM Facilities Services’ green architect and energy efficiency engineers, UM Campus Dining’s sustainability program; and ASUM Transportation.
  • Jan. 23: “Sustainability in Local Government” – Panelists are Missoula city and county sustainability coordinators Chase Jones and Diana Maneta.
  • Jan. 30: “Sustainable Shelter” – Panelists are from Homeword, Stockman Bank, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula Bone & Joint, UM FLAT and the UM Sustainable Construction program.
  • Feb. 6: “Sustainable Transportation” – Panelists are from Missoula in Motion, the Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation/FreeCycles, Missoula transportation planners and ASUM Transportation.
  • Feb. 13: “Sustainable Food” – Panelists are from Garden City Harvest, Western Montana Farmers Cooperative, and the Community Food & Ag Coalition.
  • Feb. 20: “Sustaining Water and Air” – Panelists are from the Missoula Health Department, Clark Fork Coalition, Earthworks and the Clark Fork Kootenai Basin Council.
  • Feb. 27: “Sustainable Energy and Efficiency” – Panelists are from the Montana Renewable Energy Association, Climate Smart and Sunrise/350’s.
  • March 5: “Zero Waste” – Panelists are from Home Resource, the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, Recycling Works and Missoula Compost Collection.
  • March 12: “Restoring/Sustaining Ecosystems/Economies” – Panelists are from the Big Hole Watershed Committee, Trout Unlimited, Geum Environmental and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
  • March 26: “Faith Community Seeks Sustainability” – Panelists are from Faith and Climate Action, Emmaus Campus Ministry, Montana Interfaith Power & Light and Unitarian Fellowship.
  • April 2: “Financing a Sustainable Economy” – Panelists are from MoFi, Clearwater Credit Union, Williamsworks and the UM College of Business sustainable business program.
  • April 9: “Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Sustainability” – Panelists will include Rosalyn LaPier, Rose Bear Don’t Walk and QJ Means of UM Environmental Studies.
  • April 16: “Family Planning for Sustainability” – Panelists are from UM Women’s Resource Center and Blue Mountain Clinic. Curry Health Center and Planned Parenthood advocates are invited.
Feb
3
Mon
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Rebekah Evans @ Skaggs Building Room 169 Tickets
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Rebekah Evans @ Skaggs Building Room 169

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Rebekah Evans from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) presents “Inhibitory control of dopamine neurons”

Abstract: Dopamine neurons are embedded in a predominately inhibitory network. Because dopamine neurons are tonically active, both excitatory bursts and inhibitory pauses in their firing can transmit meaningful information. In this talk, I will address how these bursts and pauses in activity interact with each other through the recruitment of specific intrinsic and synaptic currents. I will show that two populations of substantia nigra dopamine neurons, defined by their differential vulnerability to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease, differ in their dendritic calcium signaling and their ability to recover from periods of inhibition. I use dendrite-specific optogenetic activation and two-photon calcium imaging to functionally map the location of inhibitory synaptic inputs onto dopamine neuron dendrites and use whole-cell patch clamp and computational modeling to show how distinct inhibitory sources differentially modulate dopamine neuron activity. Overall, I describe a striking heterogeneity in the cellular and circuit level control of dopaminergic signals.

CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Dong Wang @ Skaggs Building Room 114 Tickets
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Dong Wang @ Skaggs Building Room 114

Dr. Dong Wang will present Bioinspired Catalytic sp3 C–H Bond Functionalization by High-valent CoIV–O Containing Complexes.

These meetings are intended to highlight the research of CBSD researchers. All are invited to attend. Graduate students and Post Doctoral Fellows are welcome.