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Awards and AccoladesRecent accomplishments from around campus
A UM team landed a $300,0000 Keck Foundation Grant to help UM faculty members in neuroscience, literature, psychology, philosophy and languages shape a new curriculum to help undergraduate students understand the fast-evolving field of brain science.
UM’s chapter of Montana Information Systems, a student group of information system majors, grabbed the Distinguished Chapter of the Year award by the Association for Information Systems, a worldwide governing body for MIS professionals, educators and students. This is the eighth consecutive year the UM group has earned AIS recognition.
UM’s American Indian Business Leaders took home the Chapter of the Year award at the 25th National American Indian Business Leadership Conference in Beaverton, Oregon, in March. AIBL is a national organization that seeks to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures.
Four UM School of Journalism students recently won five awards in national journalism competitions that collectively draw more than 1,000 entries from over 400 universities. Three UM students placed in the top 10 of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Hearst Journalism Awards Program, and two students placed in the top five of the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition.
UM Regents Professor of Biology Emeritus Fred Allendorf recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Allendorf, one of a handful of people who founded the field of conservation genetics, has continued to advance the application of genetics and genomics to pressing conservation issues.
Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology Jim Elser has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research.