Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED: UM WorldFest @ University Center Third Floor Tickets
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED: UM WorldFest @ University Center Third Floor

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.

Mar
30
Mon
CANCELED: 65th Annual Montana Science Fair @ Adams Center Tickets
Mar 30 all-day
CANCELED: 65th Annual Montana Science Fair @ Adams Center

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 gisele.forrest@umontana.edu.

Mar
31
Tue
ONLINE: Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ONLINE: Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

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.

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
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

 

ONLINE: Wilderness Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 123 Tickets
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm
ONLINE: Wilderness Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 123

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  joanna.campbell@mso.umt.edu 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”

 

Apr
2
Thu
CANCELLED: Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305 Tickets
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
CANCELLED: Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305

Note: The March 26 seminar by Kenneth Wallen is cancelled. The remainder of the series will move online beginning April 2. Please check back soon for more information. 

Join us for the Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Forestry 305.

For information contact Diana Six at diana.six@umontana.edu. This lecture series  is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, The UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf, and Six Labs.

Jan. 23: Angie Luis, Assistant Professor WBIO/DECS UM Diversity, density, decorum and drama determine disease dynamics: Diversity has both positive and negative effects on hantavirus transmission in deer mice
Jan. 30: Dean Pearson, Research Scientist, USFS Forest Sciences Lab, Missoula Preventing a series of unfortunate events: Applying qualitative models for improved conservation in species introductions and extirpations
Feb. 6: Marco Maneta, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UM Imbalances in water supply and demand alter terrestrial systems Cory Cleveland
Feb. 13: Di Yang, Postdoc, Spatial Analysis Lab, UM Forest mosaics: Spatial vegetation biodiversity patterns from stand to regional scales in the eastern U.S.
Feb. 20: Arthur Endsley, Postdoc, NTSG, UM Global assessment of topsoil health and its role in terrestrial carbon balance using NASA’s Soil Moisture Active/ Passive Level-4 Carbon product
Feb. 27: Tabitha Graves, Research Scientist, USGS, Glacier National Park Bears to bees
March 5: Shawn Devlin, Research Scientist, FLBS UM A vibrant oasis in the world’s coldest desert: Benthic ecology of Antarctic lakes
March 12 TBA
March 19: Spring Break No seminar
CANCELLED: March 26: Kenneth Wallen Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow The Four Fixes: A Behavioral Design Framework for Social-Ecological Systems
April 2: Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow Forest-atmosphere interactions in an era of fire and drought
April 9: (Room change possible) Cathy Whitlock, Regents Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman Paleoecology, conservation, and the future
April 16: Kerry Kemp, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Baker City, OR Restoring social-ecological resilience in fire-prone forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Phil Higuera, Kim Davis
April 23: Steve Thomas, Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Using isotopes to track elemental cycling in stream ecosystems: foundations and frontiers Maury Valett/SE graduate students
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in ISB 110: Jose Hierro, CONICET and UNLPam, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina. Note: This is a joint Seminar with DBS-OBEE

Online: Seeking Sustainability Lecture Series @ University of Montana Tickets
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online: Seeking Sustainability Lecture Series @ University of Montana

Find the Zoom link here: http://hs.umt.edu/evst/calendars/lecture-series.php

This University of Montana lecture series and class was created to honor Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Panel presentations feature local groups working to help the Missoula area move towards a more sustainable society. Optional field trips were offered outside of class.

The first lectures and field trips were open to all. But starting March 26, the lectures will be offered online, to protect public health. Information on how to access those lectures online is here.

Lecture topics and presenters are listed below:

  • 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 Blackfoot Challenge.
  • 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 and Rose Bear Don’t Walk of UM Environmental Studies and Ranalda Tsosie of UM Chemistry.
  • 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.
Apr
6
Mon
CANCELED: CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Monica Serban @ Skaggs Building Room 114 Tickets
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CANCELED: CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Monica Serban @ Skaggs Building Room 114

Dr. Monica Serban will present Approaches toward the development of a topical therapeutic for hearing loss.

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

Apr
7
Tue
ONLINE: Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ONLINE: Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

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.

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
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

 

ONLINE: Wilderness Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 123 Tickets
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm
ONLINE: Wilderness Lecture Series @ Gallagher Business Building Room 123

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  joanna.campbell@mso.umt.edu 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”

 

Apr
8
Wed
CANCELED: ‘Beyond the Headlines: Conflict and Displacement in Myanmar’ @ Liberal Arts Building Room 304 Tickets
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED: 'Beyond the Headlines: Conflict and Displacement in Myanmar' @ Liberal Arts Building Room 304

Join UM’s Department of Sociology for a guest lecture by Chris Hyslop, executive director of the Montana World Affairs Council and former UN worker in Myanmar.