How does our understanding of language help illuminate the nature of human thought? How do our views about the nature of human thought constrain our views about language? How does the way language and cognition interact influence how we experience the world around us?
This interdisciplinary colloquium brings together researchers from diverse fields — linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, communication, education — to explore these and related questions in a collaborative way. Each colloquium will feature a faculty member or graduate student presenting their current research, followed by questions and discussion. The event November 15 will feature Dora LaCasse, Visiting Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures.
Megan Stark, Associate Professor, Mansfield Library, and Shareen Grogan, Director, Writing and Public Speaking Center, will offer strategies for designing assignments and activities that help prevent plagiarism across the disciplines. They will share resources and facilitated activities that can easily be adapted for any course with writing assignments.
Visit the Iron Griz every Wednesday for our Wine Wednesday Tastings! With every tasting brings new experiences and allows you to sample wines from around the world or from our coastal neighbors. Immerse yourself wines and enjoy our newly released summer menu while taking in the views of the UM Golf Course. No reservation or tickets required
It is time to sign up for the 16th semi-annual Hot Water Grant Review Workshop at Fairmont Hot Springs! The Hot Water Grant Review Workshop will be held January 9-10, 2020.
These workshops are an overnight, working meeting for those who wish to have their upcoming grant submissions reviewed prior to NIH/NSF deadlines. Typically this grant review workshop is held one month prior to major NIH/NSF deadlines: January (February deadlines) and May (June deadlines). Feedback is constructive, and everyone participates in the discussion of each individual grant. Participants include faculty from basic and applied biomolecular, chemical, cellular and biomedical sciences, computational biology and related disciplines at the University of Montana, Montana State University and other institutions around the state. If this is your first time attending a hot water grant writing workshop, please contact Stephen Sprang prior to registration to ensure we have the capacity to provide a quality review.
Due to high demand, please register as soon as you can make a commitment. Last-minute cancellations cause unnecessary chaos; please register if you are committed to attending. Registration will close once 13 proposals are registered OR on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 12 p.m. (NOON), whichever comes first. To sign up, you will need to include the following information on your registration:
- Type of submission: full draft proposal (new/re-submission/revision); specific aims/background; You are very welcome to register as a reviewer only, in which case we are grateful for your generosity in service to your colleagues!
- Type of application: R01, R21, R15, NSF or other
- Title/Topic area of the proposal and be as specific as possible so that we can properly assign reviewers to your grant proposal. Efforts will be made to match reviewers and writers with similar expertise. However, this is only possible if participants provide a title by the 22nd of November.
Participants at the Hot Water reviews offer and receive supportive and critical feedback of each other’s grant proposals. The goal of this workshop is to provide valuable feedback to grant writers, to improve their proposals just in time for the NIH R01/R21/R15 due dates in January and February.
Contact Sara Jestrab with questions.
The String Orchestra of the Rockies celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth as we explore the artistry and life of one of the greatest composers of all time. This special lecture-performance features UM faculty member and SOR musician, cellist Dr. Adam Collins, whose popular MOLLI lecture series on Beethoven at UM was sold-out last season! During the evening’s concert, Adam will present a mini-lecture on Beethoven that will be followed by a performance of his Opus 18 #4 string quartet arranged for string orchestra. Learn about the life of this fascinating composer, as well as his compositional techniques, and hear musical examples performed by the SOR in this unique musical format. Our program also includes the lyrical “Elgar Serenade for Strings,” a favorite of musicians and audiences for its beautiful sweeping melodies. A special performance-lecture program not to be missed! For more information about the SOR including the season concerts and guest artists, please visit our website: www.sormt.org. For tickets, visit: www.griztix.com.
University of Montana graduate students in the chemical, biomolecular and biomedical sciences are invited to participate in Core Facility Graduate Fellowship Program of the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (CBSD).
Participating graduate students will obtain intensive hands-on training in any one of three CBSD Research Cores:
- BioSpectroscopy Core Research Lab (BCRL);
- Mass Spectrometry;
- Molecular Computation Core Facility (MCCF).
Fellows will receive $12,000 toward their graduate stipend from the CBSD Fellowship program. Stipend funds cannot be applied to tuition waivers. The fellowship extends from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.