Jan
27
Mon
Public Health Seminar: Dr. Arielle Smith @ Skaggs Building, Room 174 Tickets
Jan 27 all-day
Public Health Seminar: Dr. Arielle Smith @ Skaggs Building, Room 174

In our continuing Public Health Seminar Series, Dr. Arielle Smith, UM SPCHS Faculty Affiliate, will give a seminar presentation on “Honoring Niitsitapi Ways of Knowing in the Pursuit of Health Equity.”

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.”

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”

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.

Public Health Seminar: Phil Seidenberg, MD @ Skaggs Building, Room 174 Tickets
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Public Health Seminar: Phil Seidenberg, MD @ Skaggs Building, Room 174

In our continuing Public Health Seminar Series, Phil Seidenberg, MD, University of New Mexico, will give a seminar presentation on “Childhood Pneumonia in the Developing World – Updates from the Field.”

Feb
6
Thu
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Susy Kohout @ Skaggs Building Room 117 Tickets
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Susy Kohout @ Skaggs Building Room 117

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Susy Kohout from Montana State University presents “Electrical signaling through VSP: beyond channels”

Feb
10
Mon
Public Health Seminar: Maja Pedersen @ Skaggs Building, Room 174 Tickets
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Public Health Seminar: Maja Pedersen @ Skaggs Building, Room 174

In our continuing Public Health Seminar Series, Maja Pedersen, MS, SPCHS PhD Candidate, will provide a research update on “Community-based Research to Increase Physical Activity Among American Indian Older Adults.”

Mar
3
Tue
Registration Deadline: Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Dodgeball Tournament @ Fitness & Recreation Center Tickets
Mar 3 all-day
Registration Deadline: Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Dodgeball Tournament @ Fitness & Recreation Center

Students, employees, spouses and alumni who have paid UM Alumni Association dues are invited to participate in a free 4-on-4 dodgeball tournament. Register by Tuesday, March 3. Walk-ups welcome the day of the event. Create an account using an @umontana.edu email at http://www.imleagues.com/umontana to register.

Play begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Fitness & Recreation Center racquetball courts.

Mar
4
Wed
Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Dodgeball Tournament @ Fitness & Recreation Center Tickets
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Intramural Sports 4-on-4 Dodgeball Tournament @ Fitness & Recreation Center

Students, employees, spouses and alumni who have paid UM Alumni Association dues are invited to participate in a free 4-on-4 dodgeball tournament. Register by Tuesday, March 3. Walk-ups welcome the day of the event. Create an account using an @umontana.edu email at http://www.imleagues.com/umontana to register.

Play begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Fitness & Recreation Center racquetball courts.

Apr
24
Fri
UM Conference on Undergraduate Research – UMCUR @ University Center Third Floor Tickets
Apr 24 all-day
UM Conference on Undergraduate Research - UMCUR @ University Center Third Floor

The University of Montana will host the 19th annual conference on Undergraduate Research – UMCUR – on Friday, April 24,  in the University Center.

UMCUR provides a great opportunity for undergraduates of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship in a public forum. The conference is free and open to the public. All members of the UM campus community are encouraged to attend and participate.

Every year, UMCUR has been organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee in collaboration with the Davidson Honors College, and graciously sponsored by the UM Provost.

For more information visit the UMCUR website.