Montana State University

College of Letters and Science

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172360
Bozeman, MT 59717-2360

Tel: (406) 994-4288
Fax: (406) 994-7580
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall


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Current L&S Headlines

Sachiko Tsuruta

June 3, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

MSU astrophysicist Sachiko Tsuruta will receive the Marcel Grossmann Prize in Rome in July.

MSU students walk across campus.

June 2, 2015

There were 865 undergraduates named to the MSU President's Honor Roll with perfect 4.0 GPAs for the semester and 2,744 students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above named to the Dean's Honor Roll.

Erik Grumstrup

May 22, 2015

Erik Grumstrup has received an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy, giving him $750,000 for his research into solar cell materials.


May 20, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

The June issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics features an MSU study on a chemical compound with potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Photo courtesy Jack Brookshire

May 14, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

MSU researchers have published their findings that increases in aridity have caused a long-term decline in grassland productivity.

Rick Bass

May 13, 2015

Writing the West: A Conversation and Readings with Rick Bass, is sponsored by the MSU College of Letters and Science, which announces that Bass has accepted a three-year term as the colleges first writer-in-residence.

Cara Thuringer

May 11, 2015 -- By Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

Cara Thuringer, a photography and liberal studies double major, has won a Boren Scholarship to fund a year-long research project in Ghana. It is the third major scholarship award in a year for Thuringer, who is also a Truman and Udall scholarship winner.

Phyu Pannu Khin

May 7, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

When Phyu Pannu Khin was an MSU freshman and missing her family in Burma, she would think of her father enduring five years as a political prisoner. Now, with her family watching, she will graduate May 9.

Spring 2014 commencement

May 4, 2015

MSU announces candidates for commencement at the Spring 2015 ceremony, set May 9. Approximately 1,871students, including graduates and undergraduates, are candidates for degrees.

Spring 2014 commencement

April 30, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Montana State University expects 1,871 students will receive degrees during MSU's 122nd spring commencement, set for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

April 24, 2015

Faculty, staff and students were honored at the awards ceremony held on April 23.


April 15, 2015

Alexander Paterson, an economics major from Salt Lake City, and Cara Thuringer, a liberal studies (environmental studies concentration) and photography double-major from Sioux Falls, S.D., are MSUs 10th and 11th Truman Scholars.

April 7, 2015

Robert Bertram, chief scientist in USAIDs Bureau for Food Security where he serves as a key adviser on a range of technical and program issues to advance global food security and nutrition, and Montague Tag Demment, vice president for International Pro

Sonia Nazario

April 7, 2015

Sonia Nazario won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003 for Enriques Journey, a series of articles published in the Los Angeles Times about a Honduran boys struggle to find his mother in the U.S.

Joan Broderick.

April 6, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Joan Broderick, chemistry and biochemistry professor and winner of the first Woman in Science Distinguished Professor Award at MSU, will continue the Provosts Distinguished Lecturer Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Museum of the Rockies.