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International Careers Week 2/5-7 – Montana World Affairs Council – Online

Join the Montana World Affairs Council as we cover a range of different international careers opportunities. Our distinguished guest speakers will discuss with students how they got into their career path, what the career daily life entails, and more! Students will have plenty of time to ask any questions. Programs will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube. All grade levels are encouraged to participate and are free to join!

Mansfield Dialogues – Security Technologist Bruce Schneier Reimagining Democracy in the Age of AI – 7/18 – Bozeman and Zoom

AI is altering the work of democracy across the globe. Many of these changes could make democracies more responsive to the will of the people and involve citizens more deeply in governance, but only if we prioritize the creation of secure and trusted AI systems. Join internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier for an exploration of these topics.

University of Montana graduate students form new union, one of largest in state

“Graduate employees’ wages, benefits, and working conditions aren’t keeping up with Missoula’s cost of living or honoring our roles in research, teaching, and learning. Everyone realizes we’re a lynchpin for UM, and we look forward to bargaining collectively with UM’s leadership to collaboratively address the challenges GEU members face.”

What’s fueling this year’s rash of budget shortfalls in many Montana schools?

Citing a federal funding cliff, declining enrollment and an out-of-date state funding formula, some of the state’s largest districts are turning to local voters for help with education levies on the May 7 ballot.

How Montana pays for its public schools, in pictures

We break down the dizzyingly complex recipe that dishes state and local dollars into school district funds across Montana.

University of Montana Partners in $41 Million EDA Funded Headwaters Tech Hub Award

“The Headwaters Tech Hub is a big win for UM, Montana and this entire region of the country,” said UM President Seth Bodnar. “This is a catalyst for what will be a truly transformative impact for our state and region through the advancement of photonic smart sensors for application in natural resource management and autonomous systems.”

How This Former U.S. Navy SEAL Prevents Burnout

Madefor founder and former SEAL Patrick Dossett has made managing mental health and burnout his business.

The Mansfield Center – Open Your Home, Expand Your World – Become a Homestay or Cultural Host

Each year the Mansfield Center welcomes 450 international participants from across the globe to Montana. As we prepare for our summer and fall seasons, we’re inviting new homestay hosts and cultural hosts to join our community.

Accelerate Montana – Welcome Back to Our Monthly Newsletter

In this edition of our newsletter, learn about Accelerate Montana’s upcoming drone school, the new Job Site Ready blog, and more! Stay connected and reach out if you would like more information on any of our programs. 

Anti-aging molecule successfully restores multiple markers of youth

The study authors say that more research is needed, but if the pathway they’ve uncovered with TAC continues to lead to positive results, the findings could have significant impacts on dealing with the ravages dealt out as our bodies age.