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

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© 2014 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

Quick Looks

Research Team Selected for $8.2 Million NASA Grant to Study Evolution of Life -- UM Research and Creative Scholarship Growth Anticipated -- Rapunzel's Wanderings: Osprey Logs Thousands of Miles -- UM Professor Part of Team Selected to Search for Life on Mars -- Research Reveals Secrets of Animal Weapons -- Three Listed Among "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" -- Organization Helps UM Students Launch Businesses -- UM Study Finds Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains -- UM One Step Closer to Discovering New Worlds -- Team Reveals How Wild Rabbits Genetically Transformed to Tame -- Study Shows Worldwide Drop in Large Carnivores -- Research Improves Temperature Modeling Across Mountains -- Rivertop Begins Construction of Commercial Plant

Feature Stories

  • The Autism Onslaught: UM researchers develop programs to help Montanans cope with disorder
  • The Case of the Skinny Calves: UM economists study effects of wolf attacks on rancher pocketbooks
  • The Soldier Archaeologist: Doctoral student envisions Monuments Men group to protect antiquities and save lives
  • Student Researcher: Ellen Brandell
  • Time and Trust: UM researchers work to find solutions with Native communities
  • Trout Changes: Trailblazing study guides actions to save Montana's state fish
  • Data Diving: UM employee launches company that searches massive amounts of legal information
  • Targeted Response: Pollutants lead researchers toward novel therapy for immune system-related diseases

Vision 2014