CONTENTS The Measure of the Man
Montana, His Way
A Sense of Space
AROUND THE OVAL
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
About the Montanan
Around the Oval
Lemons Making Lemonade
But dont look for ferocious grizzlies. These are the more intellectual, approachable kind, as befits an institution of higher learning.
Greetings from the President
Equally important, we have had literally hundreds of messages from our friends around the world expressing their deep sympathy and solid support for the United States, specifically during this terrible time. For the first time I can recall since World War II, Americans enjoy the support of most of the world in this fight to eradicate an evil that affects all of humanity. I suggest that part of this broad and deep support results from our efforts over the years to reach out and collaborate in exchanges and other agreements with sister institutions in other countries. We have at UM good and convincing reasons to continue our international education programs.
Within the next few months, we will come to understand more fully the extent of the challenge before us in the struggle to end terrorism. Whether we experience more of the direct attacks, or see a seemingly unending sequence of other deadly assaults, we must remain vigilant. In doing so, however, we must take care to protect our way of life against the unintended consequences of actions taken for the best of reasons. The American way of life rests solidly on a moral commitment to defend the rights of others in order to protect our own. I have great faith this nation will to rise to the challenge. I believe firmly that we shall prevail.
My best to all of you.
UM Alumna Named Navy Under Secretary
Livingstone has held posts with the American Red Cross and served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army and as a congressional staff member on Capitol Hill. She is married to Helena native Neil Livingstone.
My father was a career Air Force officer, Livingstone says, and we rarely got to live anywhere more than three years. But in 1968 [when she married], I finally was able to claim the best state and the best city in the nation as my home. What made it even more special was that my maternal grandmother was born in the Bitterroot Valley, and I had the opportunity to get a masters degree at UM.
Livingstone received her bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary in 1968. She also completed postgraduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and at Tufts University.
Poli Sci Prof in Good Company
A three-time Fulbright award recipient, Koehn is one of twelve U.S. scholars and professionals in the program. He will receive a $40,000 grant.
The first years research theme, Challenges of Health in a Borderless World, aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of the social context within which societies, nations and the global community shape their response to disease.
Koehn met with his fellow New Century Scholars at an orientation on Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy, in the fall. He will conduct his research project next summer at the University of Joensuu in Finland, where he will study the physical and mental health needs of migrant populations. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from the exciting ideas and insights for improving global health that my colleagues will be sharing, Koehn says.
Founding director of UMs Office of International Programs, Koehn teaches courses in development administration, the politics of global migration and comparative politics. In 1999, UM recognized his work with the Distinguished Service to International Education Award. His previous Fulbright awards took him to Nigeria and Hong Kong.
What Do Montanan Readers Really Want?
Heres a snapshot of what we learned: alumni sections are hot, with Class Notes and Alumni Notes the most read of the regular departments; features stories are read as frequently as departments; features about Montana historical sites or regional attractions are most popular, with stories about the UM campus and Missoula coming in a close second.
When participants were asked if they could remember a story they had read recently, responses ranged widely, with the story Teachers Who Have Changed Lives in the Winter 2000-01 issue cited the most often, followed closely by general stories on the Flathead Lake Biological Station and the cover story about Professor Steve Running and the Earth Observing System program in the Spring 2001 issue.
When asked what they would change in the Montanan, the word more seemed to be a dominant theme. Readers wanted: more profiles of alumni and Class Notes; a bigger magazine, published more often; more historical features and stories on faculty; more color; more stories on the School of Forestry; more emphasis on research; and more mores than space allows us to list.
Some questions were designed to learn how readers view the Montanan within a broader framework. More than 72 percent get from half to all of their information about UM from the magazine; about 65 percent read from half to most of the magazine; and about half of the respondents spend from thirty minutes to more than an hour reading the magazine.
When given descriptions of possible stories to run in future issues, a feature about the changing face of Missoula was chosen most often as a story respondents said theyd be likely to read. That story is in the works.
One surprise: Respondents also reported they would be interested in reading short stories by Montana writers. The Montanan has not included fiction in past issues, but we are seriously considering it now. Many thanks to the readers who participated. We learned a great deal from the survey that we hope will make the magazine more interesting, entertaining and enlightening for all of us.
The extracts inventor is Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Richards, who directed UMs Shafizadeh Wood Chemistry Lab from 1985 to 1995. An Australian citizen who was born in England, Richards has fifteen patents from his time working in UM labs.
The extract has been licensed by Larex, Inc., a Minnesota-based company. Larex began using the larch tree extract in 1996 as an emulsifier and stabilizer in the food, feed and cosmetic industries, according to Sandy Bigelow, the companys vice president for research and development. Currently, Larex processes western larch trees taken from the Libby area in its manufacturing plant in Cohasset, Minnesota. The company generally processes the bottom ten to fifteen feet of larch trees that arent used by the timber industry. Bigelow says Larex may consider a second processing facility based in western Montana if demand for products containing arabinogalacta increases.
The increase bodes well for UM, which did not meet fall enrollment projections in the past three years, resulting in budget cuts ranging from $1 million to $2 million each fall. Its a pretty good feeling, says UM President George Dennison. The figures are very impressive. They reveal the tremendous amount of work that everyone involved in enrollment and recruitment has done to achieve this result.
Dennison also credited UMs faculty and deans for making classes available for students.
Students Make the Big Time
Produced by UM seniors in the journalism schools Department of Radio-TV, the program profiled the history of the powerful and controversial Anaconda Company, which at one time controlled the media, as well as mining and timber interests in Montana.
Alumni of the Distinguished Variety
Cole, a world-renowned journalist, died in an airplane crash in January while on assignment as aerospace editor for The Wall Street Journal. He received a bachelors degree in journalism from UM in 1980 and joined the staff of the Missoulian. While at The Wall Street Journal, Cole wrote more than 800 stories, breaking some of the newspapers biggest exclusives. He received many awards during an illustrious journalism career that spanned more than two decades. In June Cole was named winner of the Boeing Decade of Excellence Award.
Foland received a masters degree in geology from UM in 1982 and went to work for Amoco Corporation in Denver. During her sixteen years with Amoco, Foland moved from various geo-technical positions to become manager of acquisitions and divestment for the corporations Western Business Unit. In 1992 she received a masters degree in business administration from the Executive Program of the Indiana University School of Business. She will receive her doctoral degree in tectonics from the University of California, Santa Cruz this year. Foland currently is vice chair of the board and vice president of Denvers Newkirk Engler & May, a private foundation whose mission is to make science relevant to society and readily available to the public.
MacDonald received a bachelors degree in journalism from UM in 1974. From 1977 to 1986 she was a community organizer for the Northern Plains Resource Council, directing its efforts on behalf of eastern Montana ranchers and farmers. Since 1990 MacDonald has been executive director of the Montana Association of Churches. She also chairs the Billings Human Relations Commission, which advises city leaders on human rights issues. In 1993 she was an organizer of the Not in Our Town campaign, a response to anti-Semitic violence in the city. The campaign earned MacDonald the 1995 Montana Association of Churches Governors Humanities Award.
Shadoan, a Billings native, was a Grizzly quarterback from 1949 to 1953. He earned bachelors degrees from UM in business administration in 1953 and psychology in 1954. That same year, Shadoan traveled to Munich, Germany, where he served with the Army ROTC program until 1956. After his military service, he enrolled in the premed program at the University of Munich Medical School and continued his education in Hamburg, Germany, where he received a medical degree.
He has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1966 and teaches clinical psychiatry at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Shadoan was a founder of San Franciscos Medically Indigent Adult Program, which treats more than 500 uninsured patients each year.
Turnage, a St. Ignatius native, enrolled at UM in 1946 following his discharge from active military duty with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He earned a law degree in 1951. In 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Legal Letters degree from the University. Turnage was admitted to the Montana Bar in 1951 and began a law practice in Polson that year.
In 1952 he was elected Lake County attorney and was re-elected four times; in 1962 he was elected state representative and in 1964 state senator. Turnage was chosen chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court in 1984 and elected to a second eight-year term in 1992. He stepped down in January and currently is in private practice in Polson.
Sound of Music Finds Its Way to Missoula
The recording will include some of the sacred music and Austrian folk songs performed by the original von Trapp singers, Basinski says. Were keeping with that same basic idea but expanding it a bit. We will include folk music that Americans are familiar with, such as Homeward Bound, and Danny Boy, and sacred music — from a Latin Dona Nobis to an Amy Grant tune, Her Fathers Eyes.
The singers are the children of Annie and Stefan von Trapp, son of Werner, the youngest boy of the seven von Trapp family children [called Kurt in the movie]. The family lives in the Flathead Valley.
35,000 number of employees at their desks in the World Trade Center by 9 a.m. on a typical workday
33,892 population of Butte, Montana
6,333 number of people missing or confirmed dead from the terror- ist attacks of September 11
6,453 combined population of White- fish and Bigfork, Montana
5,855 number of freshmen and sopho- mores at UM
343 number of firefighters con- firmed dead in attacks
330 number of people living in Hysham, Montana
15.6 acres in the World Trade Center complex
15 acres in the Adams Center and Washington-Grizzly Stadium
12 mil. square feet of office space in the World Trade Complex
2.9 mil. assignable square footage on the UM campus