2023 Community Lecture Series

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The UM Alumni Association’s 25th annual Community Lecture Series is just around the corner. The 2023 series, “Research, Inquiry and Ways of Knowing,” will be offered on campus in the University Center Theater and online via Zoom.

Learn from five of UM’s finest professors as they explore remarkable and rich research happening at the University of Montana. UM is now an “R1” research institution, a status conferred by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education organization earlier this month. The status places UM among the top research institutions in the country. Read more about what the achievement means for UM’s future.


All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Center Theater. The lectures will be simultaneously streamed via Zoom for virtual attendees.

We are committed to making our lectures accessible to all. We are introducing a pay-what-you-can model to ensure anyone who can access our lectures can enjoy them and benefit from the knowledge shared.

Our suggested series price of $30* per attendee is a starting point for those who have asked for one. Our suggested price for an individual lecture is $10* per attendee. We're counting on you to let us know what is right for you. If you can afford to, please consider paying a little extra to help cover those who cannot at this time.

All students are invited to attend the lectures free of charge with a student ID. If you are a student and prefer to attend via Zoom, please email the Alumni team at alumni@umontana.edu.

February 21

Tim Nichols
Tim Nichols
Ph.D., M.A., B.S. | Dean
Davidson Honors College
Minds Blown and Hearts Opened: Research and Ways of Knowing in Honors at UM

February 28

Monica Serban
Monica Serban
Ph.D., M.S., B.S. | Assoc. Professor
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Harnessing the Power of Knowledge

March 7

Mike Minnick
Mike Minnick
Ph.D., M.S., B.S. | Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
From South America’s Mountains to Montana: Revealing the Secrets of a Neglected Bacterial Killer

March 14

Sean Hill
Sean Hill
Asst. Professor
Creative Writing
The World is Yours: Research and Creative Writers”

March 28

Julia Galloway
Julia Galloway
M.F.A., B.F.A. | Professor, Graduate Advisor
School of Visual & Media Arts
Ways of Knowing, Ways of Discovery, Ways of Art Making

 *Any dollar amount totaling more than the suggested price will be considered a charitable donation.