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Montana Museum of Art and Culture Curator of Art Jeremy Canwell installs a series of prints in the Meloy and Paxson galleries in UM's PAR/TV Center for the upcoming exhibition titled “Present Tense: Prints from The Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer & His Family Foundation." 

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Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee takes the field

Freshman WR Jerry Louie-McGee is Montana's Breakout Star

Few expected Jerry Louie-McGee to be a heavy contributor in his first few games with the Montana Grizzlies, including the diminutive receiver from Idaho. Except perhaps his father.

students study at UM

Haynes Foundation Establishes $4M Endowment to Benefit Students

The University of Montana announced Sept. 26 that The Haynes Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by Jack Ellis Haynes and Isabel May Haynes in 1958, has established an endowment of just...

Under the Big Sky: Homecoming 2016

Reconnect ‘Under the Big Sky’ at UM Homecoming This Week

The University of Montana Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to gather “Under the Big Sky” during Homecoming 2016, Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

The crew of scientists prepare to put the drill stem into the Greenland ice sheet to probe water flows about a half of a mile below.

UM Scientist at Work: Tracking Melt Water Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

What happens to the water that finds its way from the melting ice surface to the bottom of the ice sheet is a crucial question for glaciologists like UM scientist Joel Harper. Knowing this will...

Debra Magpie Earling, right, laughs during her induction ceremony as UM's new director of the Creative Writing Program

Debra Magpie Earling Honored as New Head of UM Creative Writing

At a ceremony to honor Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director of the University of Montana's creative writing program honored others. Earling, a Bitterroot Salish tribal member,...

UM ecosystem science and restoration student works on project at Rock Creek

Restoration Degree Gets New Name, Expanded Focus

UM now offers one of the first degrees in the United States to combine elements of ecosystem science and restoration. The bachelor’s degree program in ecosystem science and restoration, formerly...

John, left, and Frank Craighead in Hells Canyon of the Snake River in 1970

Legendary Wildlife Scientist John Craighead Dead at 100

Pioneering American conservationist John Craighead, who helped build UM's Wildlife Biology Program, died in his sleep on Saturday at his home in southwest Missoula. He was 100 years old.

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Grizzly Athletics Scores Big for Missoula Economy

A new report titled “The Economic Contribution of Grizzly Intercollegiate Athletics” finds that the operation of Grizzly Athletics provides a significant economic boost to Missoula, resulting in a...

Two Washington Redskins players on the field

New Research Shows How Native American Mascots Reinforce Stereotypes

Research by UM Assistant Professor Justin Angle has shown that incidental exposure to Native American sports mascots can reinforce stereotypes in people. Perhaps more disturbingly, people aren’t...

UM wildlife biology student Carly Muench helps band and release a Northern Harrier raptor.

Wildlife Biology Program Ranked No. 1 in U.S., Canada

For many years UM’s Wildlife Biology Program has been heralded for its excellence. Now, that reputation has migrated across the continent. The wildly successful program just earned the top spot in...

UM journalists conduct an interview in North Dakota

Dakota Pipeline Protests 'Part Cultural Movement,' UM Journalists Report

There are now thousands of people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Recently, a team of student reporters from...

Music industry professionals share their expertise with UM students

Music Industry Executives Mentor UM Students, Help Start Record Label

Five music industry executives spent the better part of the first week of school talking with students on the UM campus who are studying the entertainment business and may launch careers in the...

UM researcher looks into microscope

UM Sets Record for Research Funding

Research is rocking at the University of Montana, where for the second year in a row the University set a new record for external funding. UM brought in $87 million in funding during the past...

UM Professor Robin Saha

UM Professor Earns National Civically Engaged Faculty Award

UM Professor Robin Saha is the 2016 recipient of the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, bestowed by Campus Compact. Saha, UM associate professor of environmental studies, was selected...
Professor Steve Running lectures during a class at UM last week

If You're Studying Climate Change at UM, You're Learning from the Best

UM Professor Steve Running shared in a Nobel Peace Prize for his smarts on climate change, and that same knowledge helped him save a special event headed for disaster. The professor and founding...

Students interact during a bonding exercise during Freshman Seminar

New Freshman Seminar Offers Students a Richer Learning Environment

Homework assignments consist of watching TED-talks. Classes include community-building exercises and presentations from campus resource offices. Flipping through the pages of the syllabus, it...

the city of Missoula

Retaining College Grads Key to Missoula’s Economic Growth

As thousands of students begin a new school year at UM, we not only say “welcome,” but “plan on sticking around for a good, long while.” Whether freshman or senior, born and bred here or a...

Electric bus

Electric Buses to Join UDASH Fleet

UM will be introducing two zero-emission, battery-electric buses to its UDASH fleet later this semester as part of an ASUM project geared toward providing sustainable campus transportation. The...

George Gaines, UM Ph.D. student and entrepreneur

UM Cultivates Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines and Community

George Gaines had already built skateboard and longboard decks, and the Ph.D. student at UM decided he wanted to build his own skis to ride the backcountry. The woodworker also knew that he...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
FWE students gather on a mountain peak

Incoming Freshmen Embark on Wilderness Adventures Before Classes Begin

“Leave the cell phones behind and welcome to your next adventure!” shouts one of the 19 student-leaders for this year’s Freshmen Wilderness Experience Program at UM. On Aug. 19 UM welcomed its...

Matthew Church at UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station

Renowned Oceanographer Joins UM Flathead Lake Bio Station Faculty

Later this month, one of the nation’s preeminent oceanographers will join the faculty of the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station. FLBS recently hired Matthew Church as a...

UM campus

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM students sit on a rock above the M on Mount Sentinel

UM Offers First Certificate Program for Health Coaching in Montana

Curry Health Center has partnered with UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance to offer the first certificate program in the state for health coaching. The Health Behavior Coach...

Kelly McBroom shows off a repurposed ski pole turned plunger

Alumna Turns Capstone Marketing Project into Plunger Business

A voracious fan of Rocky Mountain big dumps, alpine skier and UM alumna Kelly McBroom has dropped into more bowls than anyone in the Bow Valley. Now, she's turning her excitement over double...

Two UM pharmacy students hold a UM Grizzly flag atop Africa's highest point.

Pharmacy Students Collaborate with Ethiopia, Summit Kilimanjaro

Where will a UM education take you? In the case of UM pharmacy students Keith Ginoff and Manraj Bains, they spent five weeks in Africa to further UM collaboration with the University of Gondar in...

An image of a student holding a phone with the new app

UM Launches New ‘UMontana’ Mobile App

The University recently released its first mobile app. The app gives easy access to commonly searched for information, integration with UM academic tools and the ability to conduct UM business...

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University Offers New International Baccalaureate Certification

The new International Baccalaureate Educator certificate program at UM has received unanimous, unconditional recognition and approval from the International Baccalaureate Organization. The...

An elk with large antlers

Researcher: Fire not Necessarily a Disaster for Wildlife

UM biologist Mark Hebblewhite studied a wildfire similar to the recent Roaring Lion fire in the Bitterroot Valley and learned elk living in 2-year-old burned area outperformed their brethren. 

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
Swan Mountains in Montana

Mountain Plants, Wildlife More Vulnerable to Climate Change than Expected

Plants and animals living in the Rocky Mountain West could face bigger challenges than previously expected as global temperatures rise, according to a new study by the University of Montana. Its...

Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

In an announcement that lacks any of the surprise of Robin Selvig's retirement two weeks ago, the best player in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history has been chosen to take over the...

Ray Ekness is the new director of the Broadcast Media Center

UM Hires New Broadcast Media Center Director

After a national search, UM has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV. Ekness is a...

Flathead Lake Biological Station Director Jim Elser

Elser Era Dawns at Flathead Lake Biological Station

Jim Elser is not simply sitting back and enjoying the lake views from his new office. The new director of the University of Montana’s storied Flathead Lake Biological Station is hitting the ground...

lion on the Serengeti

More Than One Way to Skin a Cat: Studying Disease in Serengeti Lions

In 1994, Canine distemper virus killed an estimated 1,000 Serengeti lions in seven months, more than a third of this iconic population. Now Julie Weckworth, a Ph.D. student in UM’s Wildlife...

Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig

Former Lady Griz Player Asks: How Do You Thank a Legend?

“I would run through a wall for that man. We all would.” Former Lady Griz player Katie Baker pays tribute to coach Robin Selvig, who recently announced his retirement.

A morel mushroom grows in a forest

UM Study: Morel Mushrooms Thrive After Yosemite Burn

Scientists from UM are studying a section of the Rim Fire burn scar in Yosemite National Park since the devastating 2013 megablaze burned more than 400 square miles. They are also learning more...

The Grizzly Battalion ROTC cannon sits in front of Schreiber Gymnasium.

Behind the Boom: The History of UM’s Legendary Cannon Tradition

The ROTC cannon first appeared at Griz games in the late 1980s, just after Washington-Grizzly opened, and has celebrated nearly every Grizzly score since.

Casey Massena, a UM doctoral candidate, holds a model of his new molecule produced by a 3-D printer.

Chemistry Graduate Student Builds New Type of Molecule

A chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal. Casey Massena of Santa...

UM alumna Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone’s Blackfeet Identity and UM Roots Keep Her Grounded

When “Certain Women” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January, Lily Gladstone’s performance was singled out for praise by Rolling Stone and Variety. Now the UM alumnus awaits her next...

UM doctoral student Joanna Kreitinger works in the lab

UM Doctoral Student Wins National Fellowship

One day in the summer of 2014, Joanna Kreitinger led a research experiment in a laboratory at UM. The team was looking at the spleen and lymph nodes, organs critical to the immune system. Just...