Missoula Community Lecture Series History

2021 – Belief and Truth in a Time of Healing

Ashby Kinch, Healing through Community in the Face of Death: Lessons from the Black Plague and its Aftermath

Annie Belcourt, Healing Following Trauma: Finding Truth and Meaning in Narratives

Heather Voorhees, Public Pleas and Family Feuds: The Challenges of Changing Behavior - and Maintaining Relationships - During a Pandemic

Lee Banville, The Gatekeeper's Dilemma: Information Flow in the Pandemic Age

Jay Evans, Healing and Modern Medicine after COVID-19

Luke Conway, The Perils of Forced Agreement: Why Americans Were Divided on COVID-19 and What We Should (and shouldn't) Do About It

2020 – Honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment and What it Means to be an American

Anthony Johnstone, The Story of Citizenship in the Constitution

Sara Hayden, Women and Citizenship: Jeannette Rankin and the Fight for the Vote

Tobin Shearer, Trains, Dolls, and Demands on the Devil: The Precarious Position of Minority Rights

Sara Rinfret, Fact, Fiction and Unintended Consequences in Criminal Justice Reform

Kate Shanley, Native American Women and Citizenship

Kathy Kuipers, Who am I? Sorting Out American Identity

2019 – Shoot for the Moon - UM Faculty Exploring the Great Beyond in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man's First Steps on the Moon

Anna Klene, "60 Years of NASA and the Atmosphere"

Steve Running, "Did You Know NASA Does Earth Science? A History"

Mike Mayer, "Sputnik and the Launching of the Space Race"

Nancy Hinman, "There's No Place Like Home, Or Is There? Earth and its Neighbor Planets"

Rob Browning, "Science Fiction on the Eve of Apollo 11: The Space Odysseys of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke"

Nate McCrady, "To Infinity and Beyond: The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System"

2018 – Beyond the Headlines - Clearing the Air with Real Evidence

Andrew Larson and Anna Sala, The Inevitability of Wildfires: Fire Ecology and Forest Management

Phil Higuera, The Inevitability of Wildfires: Fire History and the Future of Fire

Brent Ruby and Paul Smith, Wildfire Implications for Firefighter and Community Health

Jordan Gross, Fact, Fiction and Unintended Consequences in Criminal Justice Reform

Dusten Hollist, Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice in the Montana Juvenile Justice System

Chris Comer, Tom Deluca, Anna Sala, Dane Scott, How Do We Know the Truth When the Evidence is Always Changing? A Panel Discussion


2017 –Health in the New Millennium

Reed Humphrey, Professor and Dean, College of Health Professions and Biological Sciences

Anisa Goforth, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Director of the School of Psychology Graduate Training Programs

Stuart Hall, Professor, Psychology

Bryan Cochran, Professor, Psychology

Brent Ruby, Professor, Health and Human Performance and Director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism

John C Quindry, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance