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UM Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo

Associate Provost for Global Century Education Named Fellow

The Association of International Education Administrators recently selected UM Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo as one of its Presidential Fellows, a highly prestigious program for new senior international officers. The program pairs Fellows with a mentor, offering a unique opportunity to immerse participants in the day-to-day activities of the host institution, establish a relationship with a mentor and maximize learning opportunities. Read more about Zagalo-Melo’s Presidential Fellowship.

Mark Perhouse and student Maggie Honig

Visiting Student Researcher Studies Asbestos, Cancer at UM

Maggie Honig is excited to be exploring her interest in environmental chemistry and toxicology this summer as she participates in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Honig is majoring in environmental studies at Binghamton University in New York but this summer she’s in Missoula working with UM mentor Mark Pershouse to research the PTEN tumor suppressor gene as it applies to mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Read more about Honig’s summer research at UM.

submersible autonomous moored instruments that can measure pH or carbon dioxide in the ocean

Sunburst Sensors Succeeds in Hawaii, Awaits Decision on XPRIZE

The SAMI proved its mettle. The instrument, created out of research at the University of Montana, dropped 3,000 meters into the Pacific Ocean, measured pH and surfaced all in one piece. The journey marked the final phase of an international competition that puts Sunburst Sensors of Missoula in line for a couple of $750,000 prizes, according to the XPRIZE. Read more about Sunburst Sensors in the Missoulian.

Executive Chef Patrick Browne, Executive Sous Chef Tony Martinez, Chef de Cuisine Nate Jerrell and Pastry Chef Lindsay Marshall

UM Chefs Place Second at National Culinary Conference

Four UM chefs proved they can out-cook the competition at the 21st Annual Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst June 7-12. UM Dining’s culinary team won a silver medal after facing off against 22 other culinary teams from across North America. Representing UM were Executive Chef Patrick Browne, Executive Sous Chef Tony Martinez, Chef de Cuisine Nate Jerrell and Pastry Chef Lindsay Marshall. Read more about their win.

UM Associate Research Professor Carl Seielstad

To Build a Fire: Professor Devotes Career to Changing Fire Policy

The science of wildfires often pits academics against forestry professionals. Carl Seielstad, an associate research professor at the University of Montana, has built a career bridging the divide through his work in the trenches as well as in the lab. Now the former smokejumper is helping change fire policy forever. For starters, Seielstad says, you’ve got to fight fire with fire. Read more about Seielstad's career path in Dartmouth’s alumni magazine

Natalie Bond, adjunct political papers archivist, looks at the Max Baucus Collection

Mansfield Library Organizes New Max Baucus Collection

Last year, a semi-trailer deposited nearly 1,000 boxes of material for the Archives and Special Collections at UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library from Max Baucus’ career as a politician, a tenure that began in the U.S. House in 1978. Natalie Bond, who has been organizing the new Max Baucus Collection since December, said it will be among the largest archival collections at the library. Read more about the task of archiving Baucus’ papers in the Missoulian.

The Story Behind the Photo

When the weather gets hot, Missoulians head to the river to cool down, like these friends floating the Clark Fork River on the northern edge of campus. UM wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. Remember that fire danger in Missoula County is "extreme" and fireworks are prohibited on all public and private land.
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