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 2016
College of Letters & Science Alumni: Knowledge in Action
  • A Race Against Time: CLS Alumni Win Prestigious Prize for Ice Patch Archaeology
  • Aiming for the Moon: Two Women After Graduating Three Times from MSU
  • Being Human: Anthropology Alum Receives Fellowship to Pursue Doctoral Studies at Harvard
  • A Keeper of Knowledge: A Voice for the Land and People
  • Bringing Value to Society: Chemistry Alum Part of a Team Working on a Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screening Tool
  • Staying in the Treasure State: Liberal Studies Graduate Opens Hostel
  • East Meets West: American West Scholar Earns Prestigious Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship at Harvard
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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
  • Satellite 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