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


November 30, 2015

The college will salute 12 faculty authors, including a special presentation by Bridget Kevane, Spanish professor, about her new book, The Dynamics of Jewish Latino Relationships: Hope and Caution.

MSU professor Bern Kohler

November 24, 2015 -- Amanda Eggert for the MSU News Service

Bern Kohler, a Montana State University professor who is known for his groundbreaking research as well as his dedication to students, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


November 23, 2015 -- From MSU News Service

Michael McFaul will receive an honorary doctorate degree from MSU during fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Robertson Glacier.

November 23, 2015 -- Amanda Eggert for the MSU News Service

Research by MSU professors and others appearing in Nature Geoscience has found that the grinding action of glaciers and ice sheets against silicate rocks, when combined with water, releases enough hydrogen gas to sustain methanogenic archaea.


November 17, 2015

The founding director of the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian and one of the countrys leading Native American cultural leaders, West was will lecture on museums and Native America.

Doig typewriter

November 17, 2015 -- Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

Staff members at MSU Librarys Special Collections have started processing a special archive, that of celebrated writer Ivan Doig. MSU has acquired the archive of the celebrated writer and will make it available to the public in about eight months.

Image of musicians on a beach.

November 6, 2015

MSUs 2015 International Education Week will include a variety of activities dealing with global issues, education and careers, including a keynote speech about Cuba past and present.


November 4, 2015 -- MSU News Service

A small 4-inch cube satellite with 3-D printing technology assembled and tested at MSU was destroyed when the experimental U.S. military rocket that carried it failed shortly after launch from Hawaii Tuesday.

Tim Minton

November 3, 2015 -- Mike Becker for the MSU News Service

Tim Minton, a professor in MSUs Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Letters and Science, was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in early October.


November 3, 2015 -- Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

The 4-inch PrintSat made at MSU of 3-D printed polymers will test the technology as a structural element for future NASA spacecraft.


November 3, 2015

Bozeman-based economist Ray Rasker will lecture about the #34;The American West in the Global Economy in the fifth lecture in the College of Letters and Sciences Western Lands and Peoples: Perspectives on the American West Lecture Series.

Susan Kollin

October 30, 2015 -- By Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

MSU English professor Susan Kollin, a leading scholar of film and literature of the American West, will discuss the broader global context for the popular Western and current variations of the Western in such places as Egypt, Afghanistan and Thailand.


October 27, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Montana State University will host an all-day snow and avalanche workshop aimed at MSU students, the Bozeman ski and snowmobile community and regional avalanche professionals. The free event is set to run 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Strand Union Building.

MSU graduate Phill Baribeau

October 22, 2015 -- MSU News Service

The MSU team that filmed and produced the popular mustang documentary Unbranded is the subject of the universitys new institutional advertisement now airing on Montana television stations.

Cathy Whitlock

October 20, 2015 -- Melynda Harrison for the MSU News Service

Cathy Whitlock, a professor of earth sciences in the College of Letters and Science, was selected for the2015 Association for Women Geoscientists Professional Excellence Award in the Academic/Research category.