Highlights from 2017

Isaac Swensen, assistant professor of economics, is quoted in this article about a research study he co-authored on college football games and the incidence of sexual assault. Vice Money (7/17/17)

Vincent Smith, agricultural economics and economics, provides commentary in this article about the impacts a new trade deal between the EU and Japan could have on Montana producers. Ravalli Republic (7/8/17)

Mary Hubbard, professor and department head in the Department of Earth Sciences, is interviewed regarding the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Montana on July 6. NBC Montana (7/6/17)

Article about a report published by MSU researchers on a microbe found in Yellowstone National Park that thrives despite feeding on food with the the lowest energy supply. Maximiliano Amenabar, and student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is the lead author. John Peters of the Thermal Biology Institute and Eric Boyd of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are both co-authors. Yellowstone Insider (7/3/17)

Franke Wilmer, political science, provides commentary in this article for channel WJLA in Washington, D.C. on the outcome of Montana's special election to for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. WJLA (5/6/17)

This Bozeman Daily Chronicle article about the history of MSU features Robert Rydell, professor of history in the Department of History and Philosophy. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (4/25/17)

David Parker, political science, is quoted in this Helena Independent Record article about the special election to replace Ryan Zinke for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Helena Independent Record (4/14/17)

David Varrichio, earth sciences, recently discovered a new tyrannosaur species, Daspletosaurus horneri, which means “Horner’s Frightful Lizard.” The newly discovered dinosaur is named after renowned former MSU paleontologist and Museum of the Rockies curator Jack Horner. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (4/4/17), ABC/FOX Montana (4/4/17), Billings Gazette (4/11/17)

David Varricchio, associate professor of paleontology, led a paleontology expedition at Montana’s Egg Mountain that unearthed two nearly complete fossils of a Late Cretaceous iguanomorph found in a nesting site. This is a new dinosaur species. Billings Gazette (3/16/17), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (3/6/17)

Paleontology research by L.J. Krumenacker, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth Sciences, is featured in this Casper Star Tribune article. Casper Star Tribune (3/3/17)

Chris Organ, an evolutionary biologist and assistant research professor in MSU’s earth sciences department, was a co-author on a paper about live birth in an ancient reptile called Dinocephalosaurus. The Guardian (2/14/17),  Bozeman Daily Chronicle (2/16/17)

A research project focused on the role decision making plays in deadly avalanches, by Jordy Hendrikx, an earth sciences professor and director of the MSU Snow and Avalanche Laboratory, and Jerry Johnson, a MSU political science professor, are featured in this article in the Billings Gazette. Billings Gazette (1/6/17), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (1/7/17)

David Varricchio, earth sciences, is mentioned several times in this article in The New York Times about dinosaur reproduction. The New York Times (1/2/17)