We celebrate our excellent faculty and our talented graduate students whose hard work, talent, and intellectual firepower drive the research and teaching mission of The University of Montana.
Ep. 34: Joseph Denhert on Stream Assessment, Community Planning, and Handheld Photogrammetry
In this episode, hear from Joseph Denhert, a graduate student in Community and Environmental Planning at the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Management. Joseph talks about how he connects to a place through its rivers, his stream assessment work for the Clark Fork Coalition, and his thesis research, which uses hand-held cameras to create 3D snapshots of stream restoration efforts.
Ep. 33: A Conversation with Nadia White on Journalism, Story as a Guide, and Luxuriating in Words
In this episode, we’re in the flow with Nadia White who is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Master's Program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism. Nadia reads two poems from W.S. Merwin that launch our conversation about the importance of finding our own story's place in the bigger story, the state of journalism today, and the opportunities and challenges for the next generation of journalists.
Ep. 32: Dillon Sarb on International Relations, Conflict and Government as a Way to Help People
In this episode, hear from Dillon Sarb, a graduate student in the political science department. Dillon was inspired to learn more about politics and government by former president Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Listen in as Dillon talks about one focus of his graduate work -- international relations, conflict, and what happens after a superpower withdrawals troops from another country.
Ep. 31: Colter Feuerstein on Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Fin Clips, and Fisheries Management
In this episode, hear from Colter Feuerstein, a master’s student in the wildlife biology program at the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation. Colter grew up hunting and fishing in Montana and his time in the outdoors sparked his interest in wildlife biology. His current work focuses on westslope cutthroat trout preservation.
Ep. 30: Helen Russette on Child Wellbeing, Giving Back to the Community, and Floating the Clark Fork
In this episode, hear from Helen Russette, a Ph.D. candidate within the School of Public and Community Health Sciences. Listen in as Helen talks about her dissertation which focuses on children with prenatal substance exposure and the benefits of early caregiver-child engagement and green space exposure.
Ep. 29: A Conversation with Dr. Annie Belcourt (Otter Woman) on PTSD Research & Trauma Recovery
In this episode, we’re in the flow with Dr. Annie Belcourt (Otter Woman) who is a Professor in the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. Annie reads an excerpt from Terese Marie Mailhot's memoir Heart Berries which sparks our conversation about Annie’s educational journey, the importance of building resilience in Native communities, and the unique research ethics that ground Indigenous research communities.
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