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Mark LoParco

UM Dining Director Earns Prestigious National Award

UM Dining Director Mark LoParco recently received an award for his leadership and contributions to the National Association of College and University Food Services and the collegiate foodservice industry at large. The Richard Lichtenfelt Award – named for NACUFS’ first president – recognizes outstanding service to the association on a national level. NACUFS named LoParco the 2015 recipient during the association’s annual conference held July 22-25 in Indianapolis. Read more about LoParco’s latest award.

UM defensive tackle Caleb Kidder

Defensive Tackle Kidder Chosen to Wear #37 Legacy Jersey

When NFL-bound former Grizzly defensive end Zack Wagenmann texted current Griz Caleb Kidder and asked him to join the recent grad for a workout recently, Kidder wasn't surprised. It was what happened next that stunned him. “I met him on the field, and we were warming up, and he just started talking to me about how things are, and asked me if I would wear it for him.” “It” is Montana’s famed #37 legacy jersey

Jessie B., the Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat

Refurbished Boat Returns to Flathead Lake Biological Station

The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat, the Jessie B., returned to its dock recently after a six-month absence. The welded-aluminum hull on the station’s refurbished boat now houses two new diesel engines, high-performance outdrives and 540 horsepower. The refurbishment added 140 horsepower and gave the Jessie B. the ability to carry 13,500 pounds in fuel, people and equipment for research missions on Flathead Lake. Read more about the refurbished Jesse B. in the Bigfork Eagle.

A 2015 NASA image of a blue marble earth

UM Ranked in Top 2.4 Percent of Universities Worldwide

The Center for World University Rankings recently ranked UM No. 585 out of universities worldwide, placing the University in the top 2.4 percent of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education. UM jumped 21 spots from its No. 604 ranking in 2014. CWUR uses eight indicators to identify the world’s top 1,000 universities: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. Read the news release.

UM researchers Sarj Patel, left, and Tom Rau, right, study blood-based biomarkers that indicate how the brain reacts following a traumatic brain injury.

NFL, GE Award UM Brain Researchers $500,000

UM researchers Sarj Patel and Tom Rau are among six final winners nationally to receive $500,000 from the Head Health Challenge I, a program sponsored by General Electric Co. and the National Football League. Their work aims to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Winners were selected from an initial group of 16 challenge winners who were chosen from more than 400 entries from 27 countries. Read the news release.

Some images from the podcast webpage

New Podcast Highlights Montana-centric Topics

Just one week after launching a new podcast, and UM J-school assistant professor Jule Banville’s already tackled an eclectic array of subject matter, including a segment about the weird things people touch. “The idea of this is to be a mix,” Banville says. Banville aims to use her Montana-centric podcast, called Last Best Stories, to offer a venue for the best student work and also, as she says, “independent producers who are slugging it out.” Read more in the Missoula Independent.

The Story Behind the Photo

UM student Aaron Page helps President Royce Engstrom try his hand at an audio-based computer application of ping pong on an iPhone. Page, who works with UMOnline and Assistive Technology in the IT Department, was demonstrating some of the technologies available to students with disabilities during a celebration at UM on July 27 to mark 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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