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UM students who will travel to Berlin

UM Students to Travel to Berlin to Document Syrian Refugee Movement

This spring, 18 UM students will travel to Berlin to tell the stories of Syrian refugees and document one of the biggest international news stories of the past year. The students will spend May...

UM Researcher Diana Six inspects beetle

Researcher Gains National Attention for Research on Beetles

The research UM Professor Diana Six is doing on mountain pine beetles is big. In fact, the work coming out of the College of Forestry and Conservation has the potential to affect forests around...

UM student works in a lab

UM Creates New Health and Medicine Initiative

UM provides more health career programs than any other campus in the state, and now the University has launched a new UM Health & Medicine initiative to promote this fact and foster new...

UM student receiving advising assistance at the Advising on the Go counter

UM Now Offering Students Advising on the Go

The Office for Student Success at UM now offers students a service called Advising on the Go in the Lommasson Center’s Griz Central. UM students can stop by the new advising counter from...

UM Professor Robin Saha

Professor: Toxic Waste Sites Often Located in Poor, Minority Neighborhoods

The Flint water crisis is just one of many. Two recent studies, including one by UM Professor Robin Saha, strongly suggest that low-income communities of color have been the biggest victims of...

UM campus in fall

UM Ranked No. 8 Great Value College with Beautiful Campus

Great Value Colleges recently ranked UM No. 8 of 35 for offering a great value on education in a beautiful setting. UM earned the No. 8 position for the number of awards and recognition the...

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor

Political Science Professor to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Denmark

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor, recently was named a 2016 Fulbright Specialist for public administration Rinfret will serve as a Fulbright Specialist at the University...

fast-charging electric bus by Proterra

UM Orders Zero-Emission Electric Buses for UDASH Fleet

The Associated Students of UM is “going electric” with the purchase of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. UM's student-led transit agency will be the first in the U.S. to bring...

World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Professors Listed Among ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Two UM professors are listed as “highly cited researchers” in the 2015 edition of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” UM Regents Professor Ragan...

Athletic Training student works on a patient

Athletic Training Program Earns Perfect Accreditation Review

Athletic Training program recently received a perfect review from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The review marks continued success for Athletic Training at UM,...

Researcher in tropical forest

UM Collaboration to Investigate Tropical Forest Growth, Nutrient Acquisition

When UM biogeochemistry Professor Cory Cleveland begins a new project in Panama this summer, he will push the boundaries of soil science and how scientists collaborate with journalists to...

Journalism students in class

Journalism School Introduces New Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

The UM School of Journalism has a new scholarship fund to encourage and attract the best and brightest young journalists. Journalism Dean Larry Abramson created the Dean’s Scholarship for...

Mark Burnham ’84, left, and Eric Sprunk ’86 pose for a photo with their families

Alumni Philanthropy Supports Future Dean of UM Business School

UM now has its first endowed dean’s position, thanks to the generosity of Mark Burnham ’84 and Eric Sprunk ’86 who together with their families have each made a $1 million...

UM senior Tony Sergi stands with the four telescopes that make up MINERVA

UM Lab Uses Remote Telescopes to Discover New Planets

Nearly 1,300 miles separate Associate Professor Nate McCrady's UM office at the base of Mount Sentinel from the telescope's home on top of Mount Hopkins, Ariz., but the distance makes no...

UM Professor Jakki Mohr poses for photo with Saudi Arabian man

Marketing Professor Invited to Saudi Arabia to Help Solve Global Issues

Professor Jakki Mohr’s expertise is in high demand, taking her to numerous countries from Chile to Switzerland to lecture and advise on high-tech marketing issues. Recently, Mohr added...

UM School of Media Arts student filmmakers at Slamdance Film Festival

Documentary Created by Media Arts Students Wins Big at Utah Film Festival

A short documentary produced by eight seniors in the filmmaking program at the UM’s School of Media Arts recently won several awards after its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in...

UM Professor Cara Nelson

Professor Awarded Fulbright for Forest Restoration Research in Chile

Cara Nelson, a restoration ecology professor at the University of Montana, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on forest restoration in Chile during spring semester...

Kayli Julius, Optimal Bear coordinator, poses with a bag of all-natural tortilla chips

Healthy Choices Now Highlighted at Corner Store at UM

After a successful first year at the University of Montana’s UC Market, the Optimal Bear Approved program run by Curry Health Center’s Wellness department is expanding to the Corner...

UM's Phyllis J. Washington College of Education Building

Education Graduate Programs at UM Earn Top Rankings for High Quality

The University of Montana’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences recently earned two top national rankings for its graduate programs in curriculum and...

UM history Professor Anya Jabour poses with actress Hannah James

Professor’s Work as Historical Consultant Comes to Fruition at PBS Drama Premieres

UM Professor Anya Jabour spent five weeks in Virginia this past spring working as a historical consultant for the new PBS Civil War drama “Mercy Street,” which premieres Sunday,...

Veterans Memorial at UM

UM Earns Top Military School Designation for Veteran Education

UM has been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition 2016 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities, a searchable online database that measures institutions based...

Hawthorne Elementary kindergarten students study biology and the human body.

UM, MCPS Collaborate to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment

Three years ago, UM partnered with Missoula County Public Schools in a groundbreaking effort to ensure students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed. Now the program...

Julie Bullard, professor of early childhood education at UM

UM Professor Receives Prestigious Teacher Educator Award

Julie Bullard, professor of early childhood education at UM, received a revered Teacher Educator Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators at its annual...

Ryan Duarte is co-founder of Montana Root Applications

App to Detect Dangerous Sunlight Radiation Wins UM Pitch Competition

A team of local entrepreneurs that developed a smartphone app to fight skin cancer has won UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, a program designed to encourage innovation and...

incoming graduate student Leanne Falcon

UM Graduate Student Earns Native Science Fellowship

Incoming UM graduate student Leanne Falcon recently was awarded a $5,000 Native Science Fellowship, which she will use for her research project during spring semester 2016. Falcon, a member of...

UM defensive end Tyrone Holmes

Holmes Named FCS Defensive Player of the Year

Tyrone Holmes has a long list of accolades for putting together one of the best defensive seasons in Montana history last season. Now, he can add the crown jewel of FCS football awards to...

Student-athletes hit the books in the new Student-Athlete Academic Center

Grizzly Student-Athletes Reach New Academic Heights

Eleven of Montana's 13 programs posted a semester GPA of 3.13 or higher for fall 2015. The average cumulative GPA for Montana's 328 student-athletes through the fall was 3.19, the best on...

UM Entomologist Diana Six working at research site in the forest

Entomologist’s Research May Help Halt Bark Beetle Plague

Few people know as much about the beetle infestations plaguing Western forests as UM Entomologist Diana Six, who is working with colleagues to understand why the genetics of some individual...

NPR host Ira Glass speaks to UM journalism students

UM’s School of Journalism Ranked Eighth Best in the Nation

UM’s School of Journalism recently was ranked the eighth best college journalism program in the nation in a survey by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The No. 1 theme cited...

The eight Circles of Life represented on the Native Plant Garden website

Students Create Website for Native Plant Garden on UM Campus

UM’s Native Plant Garden outside the Payne Family Native American Center contains native grasses and bushes connecting eight Circles of Life. Students in the Native Plant Stewardship and...

Evin Oser of Montana Root Applications, center, winner of the Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Student Entrepreneurs Impress at Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Nine student contestants recently competed in UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, and three of those contestants won cash prizes totaling $2,500. It was the most diverse group of...

Grizstagram 2015: Year in Review

We assembled a highlight reel of just some of photos tagged #Grizstagram in 2015. Thanks to ALL of you who make our...
Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student at UM

Pharmacy Student Earns Funding for Immune System Research

A hardworking UM undergraduate student will spend the next two and half years studying the hardest-working cell in the human immune system. Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student...

Student reading Montana Journalism Review

Students Publish 2016 Edition of Montana Journalism Review

The new issue of Montana Journalism Review is fresh off the press, produced by an all-student staff from the UM’s School of Journalism. Issue 45 is built around the theme...

It's almost Christmas and in this edition of MontanaMonday we get a beautiful face-to-face shot of this horse, who just might be wishing us a HappyHoliday!  Thanks to Reed Klass (@reedinklass) for submitting this photo to the UM Facebook page.  Have a fantastic week and a great holiday!!!
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It's almost #Christmas and in this edition of #MontanaMonday we get a beautiful #face-to-face shot of this #horse, who just might be wishing us a...
UM employees load U-Haul truck with gift donations

UM Holiday Programs Benefit Dozens of Local Families, Veterans

The UM community donated enough food, gifts and other items to benefit more than 40 local families and 20 veterans through the Office of Civic Engagement’s 2015 Adopt-A-Family and...

UM students working on the ice sheet in Greenland

Geosciences Students, Researcher Travel to Greenland to Study Glaciers

UM Geosciences Professor Joel Harper takes his students on an unconventional field trip several times a year. He and around eight researchers fly to Greenland, where they camp out for five to...

UM senior Kolby KickingWoman

Journalism Student Places Among Hearst Award Finalists

Until spring semester 2015, UM senior Kolby KickingWoman had not written a long-form feature during his time at the School of Journalism. Six months later, his first long-form story tied for...

children play in spectrUM's pop-up museum at the Missoula airport

Airport Pop-Up Museum Offers Activities to Travelers of All Ages

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, visitors to Missoula’s International Airport will have the chance to experience a hands-on science exhibit. The pop-up museum recently...

Professor Doug Emlen holds a saber-toothed tiger skull

Professor Emlen on Beetle Horns and Book Writing

By day, UM Professor Douglas Emlen studies insect weaponry, but at night, military history is his preferred reading. Eight years ago, these interests merged unexpectedly. “I wanted to do...

UM cartography students

Nepali Tiger Poachers Fear UM Student Mapmakers

None of Kevin McManigal’s cartography students at UM have been to the Parsa Wildlife Preserve. But they’ve spent the past six months building the most detailed topographic record...