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


Nicol C. Rae

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L&S 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.

Confluence 2014  

Confluence 2015-2016

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  

Confluence 2014-2015

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  

Confluence 2013-2014

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  

Confluence 2012-2013

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


Confluence 2011-2012

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



Confluence 2010-2011

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


Confluence 2009-2010

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




Confluence 2008-2009

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


Confluence 2007-2008

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


Confluence 2006-2007

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


Confluence 2005-2006

World View: L&S Scholarship Spans the Globe
MSU Reaches Out to the Middle East
Exciting, Scary and Absolutely Wonderful (New Travel Study Courses)


Confluence 2004-2005

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