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

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© 2009 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

Message from the Vice President

Quick Looks

University scientists rack up record funding -- Rising science stars capture prestigious grants -- UM scientist honored with pioneering award -- Host it and they will come -- Skeleton research featured at Smithsonian -- UM scientists help detect giant ring at ends of solar system -- University offers climate change minor -- Montana, Kentucky share big water-quality grant -- UM research reveals chromosomes at war -- Bringing home all the honors -- Freak storm topples biological station trees -- Nitrogen buildup impacts mountain ecosystems -- Research finds beetles with three male types

Feature Stories

  • The Outer Limits: New University research center studies the edge of human endurance
  • The Roots of Social Inequality: Digs in British Columbia offer a groundbreaking view of hunter-gatherer societies
  • Tainted Trees: Research reveals another public health threat from asbestos contamination
  • Student Scientist: Erin McCullough
  • Murky Movement: The Milltown Dam removal allows trapped sediments to travel
  • Forgetting Fear: How do prey species react when predators are returned to ecosystems?
  • The New Note-Taking: UM develops new software to aid college students
  • Lost Meanings: A UM legal scholar reveals Constitution's original intent

Vision 2009