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

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© 2018 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

Quick Looks

UM Sets Research Funding Record for Third Straight Year -- Two Pillars of the University Research Community Retire -- MontanaPBS Produces Definitive C.M. Russell Documentary -- Center Searches Military Bases for Potential Endangered Species -- UM Earns Worldwide Ranking for Research -- Major Exhibit Explores Montana’s Role in World War I -- Montana Research Group Harvests Stellar Eclipse Data -- Antarctic Sea Spiders Use Guts to Move Oxygen -- UM Animal Weaponry Research Featured on BBC, ‘NOVA’ -- Glimpse

Feature Stories

  • The Water Warriors: World-class scientists at UM’s Flathead Lake Biological Station defend against harmful invasive mussels
  • Life from the Pit: A toxic Superfund site may offer the key to a new antibiotic
  • Building the Globe at UM: Shakespeare’s classic theater stage rises on campus
  • Student Spotlight: Graduate and undergraduate students play a vibrant role in UM research and scholarship
  • Tea for Elephants: UM effort uses an inspired business idea to protect an endangered species
  • Making Music: Student-run Switchback record label offers industry training
  • Making Montana More Just: The Montana Justice Initiative mobilizes campus to examine and improve Montana’s criminal justice system
  • Empowered Partnerships: UM program enhances impact using a tribal Maker Truck and new community location

Vision 2018