Community Lecture Series

The University of Montana Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association proudly presents


17th Annual Community Lecture Series: Birds: Inside and Out 

February 17-March 24, 2015

Six Tuesday nights 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
University Center Theater UC Third Floor

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Community Lecture Series on MCAT

UMAA’s Community Lecture Series 2015 “Birds: Inside and Out” will air on MCAT Mondays at 8:30 p.m. and repeating Fridays at 7 p.m., beginning March 30 and April 3. The six lectures will air each week at these times. The series will be broadcast on MCAT, channel 189 for cable subscribers and webcast at mcat.org.

Ken Dial
February 17
Bret Tobalske
February 24
Creagh Breuner
March 3
Dick Hutto
March 10
Erick Greene
March 17
Emily Graslie
March 24

LOCATION CHANGE! Due to considerable interest in the Tuesday (March 24) lecture, the location has been changed to the University Center South Ballroom, located on the 3rd floor of the UC right next door to the University Theater.

Series tickets to the
2015 Community Lecture Series – Birds: Inside and Out
are SOLD OUT!

The University of Montana Alumni Association’s 17th annual Community Lecture Series will begin Tuesday, Feb. 17. Five outstanding UM professors and special guest Emily Graslie ’11 will examine the fascinating world of birds. Each lecture begins promptly at 7 p.m. and includes a question-and-answer session. Tickets for individual lectures are $5 at the door.

February 17

Ken Dial

Waxing and Waning of Wings: Ecology and Evolution of Avian Locomotion
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February 24

Bret Tobalske

Fluid Motion in Flight
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March 3

Creagh Breuner

Stress: It's Not All Bad
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March 10

Dick Hutto

A Bird's Eye View of Severe Forest Fires
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March 17

Erick Greene

#WhyTweet? The Fantastic World of Bird Sounds - What They Say and Why
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March 24

Emily Graslie

Host/Writer, The Brain Scoop

What Good is a Dead Bird?
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2014 Community Lecture Series Photos

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2014 Community Lecture Series lineup and photos

Robert Stubblefield
By Some Gliding Stream: Walton, Wordsworth, and the Riverscape Legacy

Rosalyn LaPier
Soyiitapi: The Place of Water in the Blackfeet Universe

Michelle Bryan Mudd
Unseating the Lords of Yesterday: Water Law's Historical Roots and Future Challenges

Bill Woessner
Connecting Landscapes, Rivers and Groundwater

Lisa Eby
Riverscapes in Flux: Current Challenges in the Conservation of Native Fish

Marco Maneta
Are We Running Out of Water? Challenges and Opportunities for Water Management in Western Montana