Publications, Confluence magazine

Confluence is the annual magazine of the College of Letters & Science at MSU and is published once per year to highlight the accomplishments of the college. The magazine is distributed to alumni, friends and prospective students in December. Current and past issues of the magazine can be accessed as PDF files below. Please call us if you’d like to receive a hard copy of the magazine and/or be added to our mailing list.

PDFs of the magazine can be accessed below. The magazine can also be read online at ISSUU.



Letters & Science: Studying the Lands and Peoples of the North American West

Travelin' Man: MSU Geographer Hits the Road to Study the People and Places of the American West
Writing the West: Place, Identity and Belonging
Life Support: MSU-Based Research Project to Help Forests Across the West
Indigenous Intersectionality: Native People, Economies, Land Management and Tribal Policy
Less Candy, More Vegetables: Women in Montana Support War Effort
Is Whitebark Pine Worth Saving: Political Scientiets' Survey to Evaluate Societal Value of Tree Species
The Dead Zone: MSU-Led Research Finds Cause for Decline of Missouri River Pallid Sturgeon
Confluence 2014

Letters & Science: Fostering Leadership Through Service and Engagement

Snow Science Research Team Uses Crowd-Source Data to Investigate Avalanche Risk
Bacteria, Fatty Acids and Homunculi, Oh My!
Matching MSU Students with Montana Communities for Meaningful Projects
Friends Program Welcomes International Students to MSU
Homelessness Matters to WRIT 101 Students
1988 Yellowstone Fires Oral History Project
MSU Graduate Student Engages the Community Through Citizen Science Projects

Confluence 2013

Letters & Science: World Class Scholars

MSU Scientist Recognized for Innovation in Brain Research
The Montana-Zambia Connection
MSU Physicist Shines
Michelle Meade Wins Fulbright to Australia
MSU Historian Wins Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Asbestos Poisoning
For MSU Graduate Student, Success is Rocket Science
MSU Statistician Receives Honorary Doctorate from Thailand University

Confluence 2012

Letters & Science: Leading Research

Developing the Next Generation
Mountains and Minds
Cooley Lab: Renovation is a Boon for L&S Biomedical Researchers
Anthropologist’s Research Leads to New Insights into Evolution of the Human Brain, Human Behavior
Montana to Antarctica: Statistician Helps Researchers Examine Diverse Ecological Questions
By the Numbers: Social Issues and Policy Making

Letters & Science: Learning in the Last Best Place

Yellowstone National Park: A Hot Spot for Research and Learning
Revealing History: Unearthing Relics from the Crow Tribe’s Past
Trout U: MSU Helps to Preserve Fisheries & Waterways
Teaching Native American History from a Native Viewpoint
Montana’s Landscape for Dino Hunters and Snow Scientists

Letters & Science: A Student-Centered College

Native Pathways to Success
Bioscience Across the Pond
Career Advancement Within Reach
Bring Native American Studies to the World
Gaines Hall
Students Teach and Learn in Mali, Africa

Hands On: Learning by Doing

Microbiology Student’s Research a Breath of Fresh Air
Touching on the Origins of Democracy
Students Get Their Hands Dirty 
English Class Pays It Forward
Sattelite Project Launches Student Opportunities

Putting Hope Into Action: At Home and Around the World 

Lending a Helping Hand
Iron Men
Good Health, One Drop at a Time
Hablando Español en Bozeman
Health Partnerships: Building a Healthy Dialogue

Interdisciplinarity: Stitching Knowledge Together in a Patchwork World

Prehistoric Mythmaking
Photodynamic Collaboration
The Economics of Global Warning 
Making Connections: CLS 101 Provides a Foundation for Learning 
Astrobiology: Collaborating on the Origins of Life 

Popping the Academic Bubble: L&S Scholarship Gets Real 

Beyond the Ivory Tower: L&S and the Land Grant Mission of Practicality 
Going Public: Creating A New Kind of Historian
MSU Researchers Find Big Uses for Tiny Particles 

World View: L&S Scholarship Spans the Globe

MSU Reaches Out to the Middle East
Exciting, Scary and Absolutely Wonderful (New Travel Study Courses)

Yellowstone: Not Just a Pretty Place 

Yellowstone Science Has History of its Owen
Wildlife Studies Need Numbers Guys, Too
MSU Scientists Find Ancient Virus in Yellowstone
Integrated Ecological Science in Central Yellowstone