Author Cheryl Strayed – whose hiking memoir “Wild” became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and an Oscar-nominated movie – will speak at the University of Montana on Monday, Oct. 15, as part of the 2018-19 President’s Lecture Series. Strayed will present a lecture titled “A Wild Life” at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennison Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
The University of Montana received a five-year grant this week that will help continue to fund a partner program dedicated to educating students about air pollution and scientific research. The $1.2 million Science Education Partnership Award was given to UM’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences within the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.
University of Montana students and faculty gave their school’s iconic “M” a fresh coat of glowing white paint Wednesday evening, one of Homecoming Week’s more strenuous celebrations. Mount Sentinel's concrete emblem requires roughly 120 gallons of paint every five or six years.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded a $10 million contract to the University of Montana to develop a new universal flu vaccine. The five-year award went to Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM’s Center for Translational Medicine and a research professor in the Division of Biological Sciences.
The University of Montana released the instructional budget for its academic departments on Thursday, setting targeted goals for 2021 as it looks to right-size the institution to match current enrollment and student needs.
Georgetown University scholar Susan Martin will speak on “U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy in the Trump Era” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Liberal Arts Building Room 011. The talk is free and open to the public.