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Meeting prompts dialogue of Board of Regents’ duties, efficacy

Among the items listed was the elimination of low-productivity degree programs, a new strategic plan for the Montana University System, and emphasis on economic development and outreach to business groups.

2-year training programs could bolster area workforce

MSU-Billings Chancellor Ron Sexton said he believes there is a mismatch in Montana with only a small number of students heading for two-year degrees. More knowledge about the jobs requiring less training than a college degree would help keep workers closer to home, he said.

Space Invaders: NASA Conference hits U of M – Nov. 18-21- Missoula

Ever want to meet an astronaut, study microgravity or learn how outer space research benefits life on Earth? All this and more will be possible when The University of Montana hosts a NASA Educational and…

High School alum fills in digital divide little byte at a time in Wisconsin

(Do we have or can we develop a similar program in Montana that includes continued tech training of our educators by our business professionals?- Russ)

Celebrate Billings group to discuss education issues in community

The Greater Yellowstone Business and Education Council will hold its second meeting Tuesday and discuss educational issues facing the community and begin developing a process to address them. Gazette Staff Dr. Leo Presley, a leadership…

Creators have big vision for health care informatics

When Ray Rogers and Pat Dudley start talking about their health care informatics plans, it’s hard to contain their excitement. “ This could be done anywhere in the country,” said Dudley, director of human resources…

Idaho seminar pushes technology transfer-Universities, labs work to turn ideas into enterprise

Idaho could be the home of bio-engineered glue or new computer security software or even a cure for cancer. Or the development of these technologies could stay stuck in a laboratory if not nurtured, financed…

University of Montana Professor Mehrdad Kia to direct International Programs

Accomplished University of Montana history Professor Mehrdad Kia has been hired as the University’s next director of the Office of International Programs and assistant vice president for research. Kia was selected for the position from…

Understanding the Impact of University R&D on Local Economic Development

Universities and the investment they pour into R&D are "major factors" that contribute to a region’s economic growth, concludes a recent report funded by the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, NCOE and the U.S. Small Business…

University Research and Development Impacts: How Good Science Generates Good Business

Researchers have known for years that regions with strong universities tend to be more prosperous and innovative. After all, there’s a reason why many of America’s leading technology companies emerged out of Silicon Valley (home…