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

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© 2012 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Interim Vice President

Quick Looks

Campus investigators attract millions for research -- MonTEC, Rivertop celebrate $3.5 million improvement project -- Biological mechanism discovered for massive animal weapons, ornaments -- UM professor helps create digital textbook -- Study suggests insects drive rapid change in plants -- Researcher named Regents Professor -- Campus lands new state-of-the-art microscope -- UM fundraises for new telescope project -- Program lands $2 million for bird research in Asia -- Scientists identify hottest places on Earth -- UM researchers receive major conservationist award -- Trauma center earns $2.4 million -- Math Professor earns prestigious award

Feature Stories

  • The Business of Biomimicry: Professor studies companies using nature to create better products
  • Mastering the Microbe: UM lab engages tiny organisms to study aging and multicellularity
  • Fire and Risk: Researcher studies incidence of ADHD among wildland firefighters
  • Student Researcher: Lance Pellerin
  • Fun With Taxes: Professor adds excitement to supposedly dry topic
  • Cross-State Cooperation: Universities unite for ecosystem institute
  • Mining for Memories: Professor studies experiences of Butte children for latest book
  • Tech-Transfer Trainee: An examination of UM's Innovation Internship Program

Vision 2012