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:
- 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, MonTEC (located at 1121 E. Broadway): Innovation Initiative Event: “Roundtable – Small Business Innovation Research: How it can Help Your Business,” presented by John Balsam of John Balsam Associates. This event is sponsored by Missoula Economic Partnership. For more information go to http://www.missoulapartnership.com/event/sbir-how-it-can-help-your-business/
- 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at MonTEC: Innovation Initiative Event: “Expert on Site – SBIR: Developing Your Application,” presented by John Balsam of John Balsam Associates. For more information, go to http://www.missoulapartnership.com/event/expert-on-site-sbir/
- 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, University Center Third Floor: UM Conference on Undergraduate Research. For more information go to http://news.umt.edu/2012/04/040312conf.aspx
- 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, University Center Third Floor: UM Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference. For more information go to http://www.umt.edu/grad/Grad_Research_Conference/.
- 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 email@example.com.