Bert and Kuggie Vallee loved Montana.  Both were keen horse riders and relished the outdoors.  The wide-open spaces surrounding the 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky provided a breathtaking contrast to the normal laboratory-based work of the Vallee Visiting Professors.  A two-day 2007 Summer Symposium provided mornings in the mountains, and afternoons devoted to two colloquia: Science and Society and Metals in Plants and Animals.