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

Megan Rothstein

July 30, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Recent Montana State University graduate Megan Rothstein has won the first Fulbright research fellowship to Germany in the schools history. This summer she will leave to continue her research on Parkinson s disease at University of Bonns Institute.

MSU summer STEM program

July 24, 2015 -- MSU News Service

Seven tribal college students and nine underrepresented minority high school students from across Montana and the country displayed their research Friday during a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) symposium at Montana State University.


July 23, 2015 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

MSUs first recipient of a Jerry ONeal NSP Student Fellowship is using it in Glacier National Park. She is inspecting hundreds of buildings for signs of bats to help the park prepare for the possible arrival of white-nose syndrome.

Matthew Fields and Lauren Franco in Center for Biofilm Engineering

July 16, 2015 -- By Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service

This week, Montana State Universitys Center for Biofilm Engineering is marking its 25th anniversary at its semiannual conference with representatives from 35 companies and eight universities.

Graduation tassle for class of 2015

July 8, 2015

MSU awarded 1,522 undergraduate degrees in May. The graduates are listed by their hometown below.

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.