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

January 27, 2015

Alliance Franaise de Bozeman and the MSU Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host the variety show of professional and amateur artists from around the world.

Adult pallid sturgeon

January 23, 2015 -- MSU News Service/USGS

Oxygen-depleted dead zones between dams in the upper Missouri River have been directly linked with the failure of endangered pallid sturgeon embryos to survive according to a study published today in the journal Fisheries.

Jessi Smith

January 22, 2015 -- By Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

An article published in this months issue of the journal BioScience by scientists at MSU and California State University, Long Beach, found students from underrepresented groups will pursue careers in biosciences if they align with cultural values.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 20, 2015

Tickets go on sale Jan. 23 for the March 4 MSU lecture by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The host of the television hit Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Tyson is one of the most recognized science communicators in America.

Jason DeShaw

January 14, 2015

The Experience and Science of Mental Illness will pair a story of recovery and songs of hope by country western singer/songwriter Jason DeShaw of Plentywood, who struggles with bipolar disorder and Dr. Matt Byerly, psychiatrist and researcher.


January 6, 2015

A total of 3,671 undergraduates have been named to the university's two honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours to be on either the President's List (4.0 GPA) or Dean's List (3.5 GPA or higher).

Fall Commencement 2014

December 10, 2014

MSU announces candidates for commencement at the Fall 2014 ceremony set Dec. 13. Approximately 900 students, including graduates and undergraduates, are candidates for degrees.

David Cherry

December 4, 2014

Cherry, a history professor and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, replaces Melody Zajdel, who retired at the end of November.

Parker portrait

November 20, 2014

Why it makes sense for Jon Tester to head the DSCC, a column written by MSU's David Parker, was published in the Washington Posts Monkey Cage column, which features commentary about national politics.

Joseph Gone and Tiya Miles

November 17, 2014 -- By Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

Joseph P. Gone, a member of Montanas Gros Ventre Tribe who is a national authority on Native American mental health, delivers the annual MSU Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture Nov. 18.

November 14, 2014

The college will salute eight faculty authors, including a special presentation by David Parker, who will discuss his new book, Battle for the Big Sky; Representation and the Politics of Place in the Race for the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

George Tita, professor of criminology and law and society at the University of California-Irvine, will lecture about the illegal firearms and ammunition market in Los Angeles.

September 19, 2014 -- MSU News Service

The science of addictive behaviors will be the focus of the Caf Scientifique to be held Oct. 16 in downtown Bozeman.

September 16, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Montana State University professors will lead a bus tour into Yellowstone Park that highlights Yellowstone science and current MSU research.

September 16, 2014 -- MSU News Service

A National Science Foundation grant awarded to Montana State University will help children in Montana after-school programs learn about life under snow.