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April 03, 2013

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The University of Montana will celebrate research, creative scholarship and entrepreneurship during “II2013 –Innovation and Imagination 2013,” a week of activities slated for April 10-17.

Russ Lea, CEO of the National Ecological Observatory Network will deliver a keynote address about his work gathering and synthesizing data on the impacts of climate change, land-use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.

All events are free and open to the public and the schedule is as follows:

  • 1-2 p.m. Monday, April 15, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: “Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Culture at The University of Montana - Building Upon Success!” Facilitators and speakers include: Joe Fanguy, director of UM technology transfer and MonTEC president; Cameron Lawrence, associate professor, UM School of Business Administration Poe Family Distinguished Faulty Fellow; and Christina Henderson, UM Entrepreneurship Club president.
  • 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 15, Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: “UM Multidisciplinary Research Session: Working Across the Biological and Physical Sciences.” Speaker: John R. Hetling, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • 3-3:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: Coffee break provided by University Center Catering.
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: “Nurturing Creative Scholarship and Research at UM.” Facilitated by Sue Samson, professor and humanities librarian. Presenters include:
    • Dave Beck, professor and chair of  UM Native American Studies, “Bringing History Home: The Natives of Montana Archival Project,”
    • Judy Blunt, associate professor and director of the UM Creative Writing Program, “Interactive Presentation: Teaching Creative Writing,”
    • Charles Nichols, associate professor, School of Music, “Composing Human-Computer Interactivity for Musical Performance.”
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: Keynote presentation by Russ Lea, CEO of the National Ecological Observatory Network.
  • 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room: Reception provided by University Center Catering.
  • Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Mansfield Library Main Lobby: “Poetry for Lunch,” a poetry reading and launch of the Oval, the undergraduate creative arts journal.
  • 11:10-noon.Wednesday, April 17, Davidson Honors College Room 117: “How to Protect Yourself when Entering in Contracting or Consulting Agreements.” Held in conjunction with UM’s Faculty Development Office.

For more information on “II2013 – Innovation and Imagination 2013” events, call Scott Whittenburg, UM vice president for research and development at 406-243-6670 or email scott.whittenburg@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Scott Whittenburg, UM vice president for research and development, 406-243-6670, scott.whittenburg@umontana.edu; Joe Fanguy, UM director of technology transfer and MonTEC president, 406-243-2148, joe.fanguy@mso.umt.edu.