Do you want to have the experience of a lifetime this summer? On Feb. 12, from 5-6 p.m. in the Outdoor Program there will be a free slideshow and Q&A session about the Mountaineering & Trekking in the Andes study abroad trip to Huaraz, Peru. The trip has changed people’s lives! Ask anyone who has attended.
The trip starts out with some acclimatization hikes in the areas around Huaraz, then continues as a four-day trek (one of the most popular) in the Cordillera Blanca, the Santa Cruz Trek. It is approximately 30 miles of trail, and the trek includes views of spectacular glaciated peaks, alpine valleys, scattered quenual forests and crosses a pass of 14,700 feet. With donkeys helping carry the load, the trek is made even more enjoyable and allows you to focus your attention on acclimatization instead of how heavy your pack feels at altitude.
Navigationally speaking, the route is easy to follow, and if there are questions the donkey driver knows the way. In regards to the mountaineering course, this course will prepare participants with little to no mountaineering experience to be contributing members of a climbing team by first taking a careful look at the many hazards that snow-covered mountains offer, then systematically learning the skills and techniques to combat these dangers. A peak climb objective is included to provide participants with a supervised climbing experience in which they can take the lead (as appropriate) of the climb with an instructor supporting and advising as necessary.
Register by: April 2
Cost: $2,500 (potential to be lowered depending on enrollment); $200 deposit due April 2 and total payment due May 1; includes food, gear, park fees (does not include plane ticket)
For more information, visit the College of Forestry and Conservation Peru study abroad page.
All UM tenure-track faculty are eligible to be nominated for and receive the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, which will be presented during the University’s Week of Excellence.
The $3,500 award was established to encourage and reward UM faculty who impart practical, applicable principles into their classroom presentation. When Ruffatto, a retired Missoula financial consultant, and his friends and colleagues created the award in 1990, they did so to solidify the interdependent relationship between local businesses and the University of Montana.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020, to the John Ruffatto Memorial Award Selection Committee, c/o Lyndsay Holcomb, College of Business, Gallagher Business Building room 376 or electronically to email@example.com.
Applicants must have gained practical knowledge in their teaching specialty through involvement with a Montana enterprise and/or through their work as a consultant. Successful applicants will demonstrate how this practical experience was brought into the classroom and how the students benefited.
• Completed nomination form
• Completed supporting information form
• Three letters of support (for example, from businesses, students, or former students, academic deans, or chairs). Letter writers are asked to include a phone number at which they may be reached.
• Brief, succinct supporting materials or exhibits.
• Brief resume (two pages or less).
• A cover letter.
You may also view this information and download materials on the site for this award here:
French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about 400 of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the transformative power of music even in the most dire circumstances.
Blewett School of Law students are invited to participate in the Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in room 174 on Wednesday, March 25. This workshop is will define the different forms of plagiarism and work through strategies for avoiding unintentionally plagiarizing in written projects. The workshop will cover:
• Forms of plagiarism
• When to quote/when to paraphrase
• How to paraphrase adequately
• Special considerations in legal writing
Blewett School of Law students are invited to participate in the Spring Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in room 174 on Wednesday, April 8. This workshop will cover:
• Citation refresher: Statutes, regulations, cases, law review articles, treatises
• Citing websites
• Formatting footnotes and the use of id. and supra
This workshop is designed for students writing footnoted papers such as the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) or a seminar paper. It will not cover the in-text citation used in briefs and memos. The workshop will cover formats in the ALWD 6th edition. Bring your ALWD Manual and citation questions. Prof. Gordon will answer questions about citing specific sources as time allows.
Learn from some of the nation’s tax experts! The 68th Annual Montana Tax Institute, taking place October 16-17, 2020, at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula, features a distinguished faculty of tax practitioners and scholars. Join us to learn about a broad range of topics* and the impact of recent tax developments from the nation’s foremost experts on tax and estate planning.
For more information, including a detailed agenda, speaker bios, and more, visit www.umt.edu/tax-institute.