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Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship; University Relations

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© 2007 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

Quick Looks

Report reveals environmental racism -- UM scientists bring home the bacon -- Shiny new buildings rise on campus -- Computer science department rakes in grants -- Brewer lauded for biology brilliance -- Forestry programs ranked among nation's elite -- Health college adds another school -- Work with critically ill patients lands award -- Bio station nets funding for major study -- Mercury invades Missoula-area osprey -- Bison study suggests distinct herds roam Yellowstone -- Archaeology educator honored for contributions -- Classroom hits the road -- Survey investigates global warming travel concerns

Feature Stories

  • Warm New World: Efforts by the University to understand and adapt to climate change
  • Sidebar: Are oceans becoming acidic?
  • Language 911: UM faculty members strive to save fading indigenous tongues
  • The Beach Builders: UM helps repair the shores of Montana's largest natural freshwater lake
  • The Lost Lewis and Clark: Professor rediscovers explorers forgotten by history
  • Birds as Barometers: UM center uses feathered friends to help monitor the environment
  • A Growing Mystery: Ecologist studies why all plants don't flower and seed every year
  • Student Scientist: Joy Adams
  • Inviting Discovery: Some of UM's most engaging research takes place in two centers of the University's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
  • Sidebar: Neurons get their close-up
  • Sidebar: Core facility models molecules
  • Understanding a Hazardous World: Center studies environmental impacts on human health
  • Sidebar: Useful tools: toxic agents and air pollution
  • Sidebar: Genes, the environment and you

Vision 2007