Jan
28
Tue
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism Tickets
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism

Want to learn how to produce compelling, code-based data visualizations like ones you’ve seen in the New York Times? In this two-day workshop, Montana Free Press data reporter Eric Dietrich will guide you through the workflow he uses to clean, visualize and annotate data to produce eye-catching graphics using Google Sheets, Adobe Illustrator and the code-based visualization tool Vega.

Information Session: Master of Public Administration Program @ Law 156 Tickets
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Information Session: Master of Public Administration Program @ Law 156

All are welcome to come and learn about graduate degree programs in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Food will be provided for attendees.

Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Forestry 206. 

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 Dr. Carina Wyborn

Luc Hoffmann Institute

Biodiversity futures: The pragmatic, political, and philosophical dimensions of transformative ecological change
March 31st Dr. Lauren Miller

Yellowstone National Park

Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks
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
April 14th Dr. Leigh Welling

National Park Service, Alaska

Managing Protected Areas under a Changing Climate: Examples from Alaska and the Arctic
April 21st Dr. Zack Wurtzebach

Center for Landscape Conservation

Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation
April 28th Dr. Lance Gunderson

Emory University

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Reflections and lessons of Everglades ecosystem management

 

Celebrating Black History Montana: Of Ebony Embers by the Core Ensemble @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrating Black History Montana: Of Ebony Embers by the Core Ensemble @ Music Recital Hall

Join us for a chamber ensemble celebrating the lives of the great African-American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas.

Jan
29
Wed
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism Tickets
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telling Visual Stories with Data Workshop @ Montana Media Lab - School of Journalism

Want to learn how to produce compelling, code-based data visualizations like ones you’ve seen in the New York Times? In this two-day workshop, Montana Free Press data reporter Eric Dietrich will guide you through the workflow he uses to clean, visualize and annotate data to produce eye-catching graphics using Google Sheets, Adobe Illustrator and the code-based visualization tool Vega.

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

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
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

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

 

Jan
31
Fri
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space Tickets
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space

The 17th annual concert features performers and choreographers who will be attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) scheduled for March at Gonzaga University. The Benefit Concert features choreographers’ work slated to be performed at this year’s ACDA and adjudicated by nationally and internationally renowned dance artists and critics. Tickets will be at the door, with a suggested donation of $5-10, with more gratefully accepted.

Feb
1
Sat
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space Tickets
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
ACDA Benefit Concert @ The Open Space

The 17th annual concert features performers and choreographers who will be attending the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) scheduled for March at Gonzaga University. The Benefit Concert features choreographers’ work slated to be performed at this year’s ACDA and adjudicated by nationally and internationally renowned dance artists and critics. Tickets will be at the door, with a suggested donation of $5-10, with more gratefully accepted.

Feb
3
Mon
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.