Highlights from 2015

Article about an MSU-based project to develop a smart phone app to help backcountry skiiers avoid avalanches. Jordy Hendrikx, earth sciences, is the lead researcher on the project. backpacker.com

Ryan Jones, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will travel to the Peruvian Amazon in March to collect mosquitoes, fleas and ticks to study. The four-week expedition is being supported by an $18,000 grant from the National Geographic Society, as well as money from MSU and the Montana EPSCoR program. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (12/7/15)

Article about a research project by D. Mark Anderson, economics, examining the benefits of a four-day school week. Great Falls Tribune(12/6/15)

Article about Jay Rotella, ecology, and his work with Weddel seals in Antarctica. Rotella's team is using a new technique called stereo photogrammetry to weigh seals without ever touching them. The Antarctic Sun (12/2/15)

David Parker, political science, is quoted in this article about Governor Steve Bullock's selection of a new lieutenant governor. Billings Gazette (12/1/15)

Tomomi Yamaguchi, sociology, is quoted in the article in The Economist about the influence of the Japanese lobbying group Nippon Kaigi.The Economist (6/6/15)

David Parker, political science, is quoated in this article about the prospects of a gubernatorial run by Greg Gianforte, the founder of the software company RightNow Technologies, which was sold to Oracle in 2011. Flathead Beacon (6/2/15)

Julia Haggerty, Department of Earth Sciences, is quoted in this article about a paper published in the April 24 issue of Science. Haggerty is a co-author of the paper which is titled "Ecosystem services lost to oil and gas in North America." Science Daily (4/29/15)

Nice book review in the Flathead Beacon about political scientist David Parker's book Battle for the Big SkyFlathead Beacon (4/22/15)

Archaeologist Mike Neeley is quoted in this Billings Gazette article about a project to use a controlled burn to reveal a prehistoric site along the Milk River that contains large rock effigies resembling a turtle and a human figure. Billings Gazette (3/23/15)

David Klumpar, the director of MSU's Space Science and Engineering Laboratory, is quoted in this article about the selection of a MSU cubesat to be included in a rocket payload in the next 3 years. aerospace-technology.com (2/10/15)

This article in the New York Daily News highlights economics professor Carly Urban's research. She has found that mandatory financial education works. New Daily Daily News (2/6/15)

Walter Fleming, professor and department head in the Department of Native American Studies, is quoted in this article about MSU Native American students visiting local middle schools to share their culture. Bozeman Daily Chronicle (2/5/15)

The findings by a team of MSU researchers (Department of Ecology) about the decline of the decline of the Missouri River palid sturgeon are discussed in this article in the Energy and Environment section of the Washington Post. The Washington Post (1/26/14)

Historian Mary Murphy was a consultant for a mural honoring Montana women that was recently unveiled at the state capitol. Bilings Gazette(1/7/15), Helena Independant Record (1/7/15), The Missoulian (1/8/15)