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NCAA investigation
10:17 am
Fri July 26, 2013

NCAA announces results of its investigation into UM's athletics department

The results of the NCAA's investigation into the University of Montana athletics department have just been released. Here's a copy of the memo UM president Royce Engstrom released to the campus community today: 

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

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Mill Creek fire
5:49 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

New fire breaks out between Frenchtown and Missoula

Mill Creek fire burning just east of Frenchtown
Credit Sally Mauk

A new  wildfire burning just east of Frenchtown and west of Missoula has grown to over 550 acres and prompted several evacuations. The fire - started by a mower sparking on a rock this afternoon - has forced homeowners between Mill Creek and Fred Lane to evacuate as firefighters attack the blaze from the ground and the air. (see map) So far, there are no reports of homes lost to the fire.

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Sandy Hook
1:48 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Sister of Sandy Hook victim urges Montanans to support new gun control

Carlee Soto's 27-year-old sister Victoria was one of the 26 teachers and students massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school last December - and this photo of Carlee learning the tragic news became one of the iconic photos of that tragedy.
Credit Associated Press


    Carlee Soto will never forget December 14th, 2012.

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Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, YA & Children's Books
10:46 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Book Talk: A Conversation About Recently-Published Books

FICTION

The Highway, by C.J. Box

Breaking Point, by C.J. Box

Songs of Willow Frost, by Jamie Ford

Let Him Go, by Larry Watson

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Commentary - July 24th, 2013
12:09 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

A journey of young leaders on global environmental issues

We represent the group of 20 undergraduate students selected for the Study of the United States Institute   (SUSI) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, led by Dr. Len Broberg, and hosted by the Mansfield Center of the University of Montana. This is the fourth year that this program has gathered the young and talented future leaders to study about global environmental issues. We all agree that it is a five weeks of brand-new experiences throughout Montana, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.

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MTPR Program Highlights
11:57 am
Tue July 23, 2013

July 25 - July 31, 2013



Here are MTPR program highlights for July 25-July 31, 2013.

THURSDAY- July 25, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Rachmaninov: Suite #1 for 2 pianos, Op. 5; Joon:  Viola Sonata in D major, Op. 15; Goeyens:  Berceuse for clarinet and piano; Shostakovich:  Lyrical Waltz for clarinet and piano; Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95; Glazunov:  Symphony #7 in F major - "Pastoral"

1:05 p.m   An Intelligence Squared Debate:  “Is the F.D.A. Hazardous to Our Health?”  

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Project Minerva
10:10 am
Tue July 23, 2013

UM looks for ET

Project Minerva logo

NASA recently awarded a 1.125 million dollar grant to researchers at the University of Montana to explore, among other things, whether there is life on other planets.

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Commentary - July 22nd, 2013
9:41 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Forestry and the Farm Bill

As the U.S. House and Senate inched towards a Conference Committee on the farm bill last week, some believe the failure of Congress to pass a farm bill in 2012 (instead passing a nine-month extension), and the current stalemate, illustrates how impotent this policy has become.  Some believed the extension was a gift to the taxpayer, who would have been stuck with paying for potentially exorbitantly expensive insurance, and price support subsidies, while others believed the extension eviscerated a score of important programs.

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Book Review
4:01 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Young Adult Book Review: 'Burning' by Elana K. Arnold

Burning

by Elana K. Arnold

Delacorte Press, 2013

I love the premise of Burning, aptly summarized in the tagline on the jacket cover:

Small-town boy. Gypsy girl. Desert Summer.

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Winter in the Blood
2:22 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

“Winter in the Blood” film a labor of love for Native American actors

"Winter in the Blood" cast members (l to r): Chaske Spencer, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Michael Spears
Credit Sally Mauk

The new film "Winter in the Blood", based on the late Montana author James Welch's novel, had its Montana premiere over the weekend in Missoula.

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