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Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

UM Ranks No. 3 on ‘Underrated Law Schools’ List

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana recently was listed as the third-most “underrated” law school in the country, based on its students’ employment outcomes, their median score on the Law School Admission Test and the number of citations that the school’s law review has received. University of North Carolina law professor Alfred Brophy completed the study, which was highlighted in a June 30 article by Bloomberg Business. Read more about the ranking.

UM students and instructors in the Cycle the Rockies course

Students Tackle Energy Issues During Cycle the Rockies Course

Four UM students and two instructors are closing in on the final day of their 700-mile, 28-day bicycle trip around Montana while studying ecological, social and economic issues associated with energy production and use. The group traversed rolling plains and beautiful mountains, enjoying the changing landscapes and meeting people deeply involved in energy and climate issues. Read more about their journey on Wild Rockies Field Institute blog.

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.

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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