"Rebecca Bendick would like you not to panic.
The University of Montana geophysicist knows you may have read the articles warning about “swarms of devastating earthquakes” that will allegedly rock the planet next year thanks to a slowdown of the Earth's rotation. And she feels “very awful” if you've been alarmed. Those dire threats are based on Bendick's research into patterns that might predict earthquakes — but claims of an impending “earthquake boom” are mostly sensationalism.
Here's what the science actually says..."
"MontanaPBS will broadcast an episode of the popular “NOVA” science program that explores the research and discoveries of University of Montana biology Professor Doug Emlen at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
The episode, “Extreme Animal Weapons,” is based on an hourlong documentary starring Emlen that originally aired on the BBC in April. Both episodes were inspired by Emlen’s 2014 book “Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle.”"
UM students locate the exact position of the Continental Divide on Montana’s Chief Joseph Pass during a recent geography field trip. Photo by Susie Graetz.
According to legend, the spirit of a young woman who took her own life in 1929 haunts UM’s Brantly Hall, a former girls’ residence hall. Many people have report...ed sightings and strange experiences over the decades. This picture was taken Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in the basement of Brantly Hall during a haunted house tour hosted by UM’s American Indian Business Leaders. The eyes of AIBL volunteer Courtney Little Axe can be seen in the middle of the photo, but the nebulous figure of someone else – possibly with a flapper hairstyle – seems to be superimposed. Admittedly, UM photographer Todd Goodrich was toying with his camera’s shutter speed, but could this be the first photographic evidence of the Ghost of Brantly Hall? You be the judge … and Happy Halloween!
"The funds have been used to renovate in phases three floors of the main academic corridor of the Liberal Arts Building and are bringing the latest technological tools to the faculty and thousands of students who take more than 600 classes in 30 classrooms in that structure."
Jerek Wolcott features UM photographer Todd Goodrich on his blog "The Admiration Project."
"From athletics to academics, events and artistic photography around ...campus, there is rarely an event that Todd isn’t found in the background taking photos."
Thanks Todd Goodrich for all you do for campus!
"Anyone who has interest in fossils or earth history should come by and visit us for National Fossil Day," said Kallie Moore, Paleontology Center collections manager in a statement. "The UMPC has been involved with National Fossil Day since it was established in 2010, and we love bringing the amazing field of paleontology to the community."
#UMWeekinReview: UM's Incoming President Seth Bodnar delivered a message to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday after it was announced that Bodnar would become UM's 18th President.
We are super proud of our healthy campus dining options! Bon Appétit Magazine just ranked UM No. 4 on "The 7 Healthiest College Dining Halls in the Country" list.