Vision 2016



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

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© 2016 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

Quick Looks

UM Sets Record for Research Awards Received -- Geography Students Help Preserve Nepalese Tigers -- Plants Absorb Less Carbon Dioxide Than Models Show -- Laboratory Adds New 3-D Scanner -- Grant Helps People with Disabilities Live Independently -- UM Helps Discover How Water Escapes from Saturn -- Professor Consults for PBS Civil War Drama -- Professor Earns Book, Teaching Awards -- Research: Tropical Songbird Habitat Affects Survival -- UM Science Reveals Earliest Jurassic Corals -- LaPier Named Smithsonian Research Associate -- Science Exhibit Lands at Missoula Airport -- Google Assists with UM Research

Feature Stories

  • Winning the XPRIZ: How a company started by a UM researcher brought home one of the most coveted awards in science
  • The Branding Game: Research delves into use of Native sports mascots
  • Head Hits: UM research uses biomarkers to reveal brain injuries
  • To Talk Again: UM program helps patients with aphasia
  • Student Spotlight: Alexis Billings, Jimmy Henderson, Shelby Cole, Mina May, Kevin Joyce, Franny Gilman, Jolene Brink
  • Scientific Sentinel: After shaping one of the nation's oldest and most respected research stations, Jack Stanford is retiring as director of UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station
  • Pre-K for Parents: UM-produced company helps parents prep kids for kindergarten
  • Disease Vectors: Bat, mouse studies may help predict outbreaks

Vision 2016