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

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© 2022 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

GR1Z: UM Celebrates Top-Tier 'R1' Research Status

Quick Looks

Rocky Mountain Forests Burning More Now Than Any Point in Past 2,000 Years -- Study Investigates Why People Pick Certain Campsites -- Faculty Member Appointed to Prestigious National Health Council -- Research Reveals How Bacteria Defeat Drugs That Fight Cystic Fibrosis -- Glacier Retreat May Produce New Salmon Habitat -- Research Reveals Ancient People Had More Diverse Gut Microorganisms

Feature Stories

  • Balloon Science
  • From Ear Aid to Artificial Skin: UM researcher makes breakthroughs using product-oriented research
  • Resiliency Through Restoration: Researchers study community attitudes, river restoration along Montana's Clark Fork
  • Student Spotlight: Audrey Glendenning, Miya Fordeh, Nicole Bealer, Taylor Gold Quiros, Eiton Kogoya
  • Where Big Data Meets Cowboy Boots: A powerful, free web app developed by UM is revolutionizing how rangelands are managed
  • Contested Waters: Professor Jeff Wiltse makes a splash using swimming pools to study the racial history of the U.S.
  • (H)ello to Learning: UM professor develops free resources to stimulate young minds
  • Joint Jazz Project: Professor, former student collaborate on album emulating saxophone greats

Vision 2022