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UM Teams with Hank Green to Explore History of Life

The UM Paleontology Center has partnered with internet producer Hank Green to launch EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth.

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences

Professor Earns Fulbright to Help Advance Education in Ukraine

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to travel to a school in Kyiv, Ukraine. Blank will...

UM's Davidson Honors College

UM Announces 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars

Twenty-three exceptional incoming UM freshmen have been awarded Presidential Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and...

SURP Student Matthew Justus, right, with Mentor Dr. Andrij Holian

Visiting Student Researches if Nanomaterials Contribute to Disease

During UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, visiting student Matthew Justus and Center for Environmental Health Sciences researchers are using hyperspectral imaging to identify whether...
An athletic training student works with a patient

UM Professor Receives Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

UM Professor Valerie Moody recently was selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipients. Moody is a professor in...

Tobin Miller Shearer, associate history professor and director of UM's African-American Studies Program

Professor to Ride 500 Miles to Mark African-American Studies’ 50th Year

As the UM African-American Studies Program prepares to celebrate 50 years on campus, its director is about to embark on a 500-mile bike ride. Tobin Miller Shearer, an associate history professor,...

Iraqi students gather for a photo on July 10 at UM.

UM Leadership Program Hosts Iraqi Youth

UM welcomes 25 Iraqi students this week as part of the 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. The students are participating in a three-week program focused on international peace building...

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Researcher: Sea Spiders Pump Their Blood Using Their Guts

New research by UM Associate Professor Art Woods published in the journal Current Biology demonstrates that sea spiders move blood and oxygen around their bodies not by pumping their hearts, but...

UM law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther together with their coach Klaus Sitte, an adjunct faculty member

Law Students Take Third at International Negotiation Competition

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther recently took third place at the International Negotiation Competition held in Oslo, Norway. The competition...

UM researchers work in the field

Beetle Study Shows Speedy Ponderosa Pines Fail Faster

An experiment by UM researchers with Ponderosa pine trees has run more than a generation and turned up some unplanned results. Saplings planted for their potential to grow the fastest, straightest...

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold

UM Educator Named President of Statewide Accounting Association

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold was recently named the 2017-18 president of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors. He is the first educator to...

Visiting student Adam Lamphear , left, and his mentor, Dr. Christopher Migliaccio

Visiting Student Researches Gold Nanoparticles in Targeting Diseases

Visiting student Adam Lamphear is currently conducting research at UM with members of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences during UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. He research...
UM English Professor Kevin Canty

For UM English Professor, Teaching and Writing Novels Feed Each Other

The way Kevin Canty sees it, if you don’t really want to write — that is, if you won’t sit down and commit to it — there’s nothing he can do to make you better. And if you don’t read other...

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Journalism Students Return from Trip to Report on Nuclear Disaster in Japan

A group of UM journalism students recently returned from a trip to Fukushima, Japan, where they reported on the effects of the nuclear disaster following the Tohoki earthquake and tsunami that...

University of Montana Presidential Search

The Search for the Next President of the University of Montana

Visit the Presidential Search page on UM President’s Office website for updates on the search, timelines and the search committee member roster.

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UM Researchers Band Osprey Chicks Honk, Hoot and Hero

UM researchers landed at Dunrovin Ranch last week to band three osprey chicks and tell school children in summer camp a little bit about them. UM and its partners also worked on a project to...

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UM Receives Grant to Support Native American Faculty in STEM

A UM research team has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to promote professional success for Native American faculty in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The...

Visiting student Joseph Vorderbruggen with Mentor Dr. Donald Anderson

Visiting Student Researches Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

During UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, visiting student Joseph Vorderbruggen is researching the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials, including those made of gold and zinc oxide, while...

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UM Aims for Most Beautiful Campus Designation

Travel+Leisure magazine named UM among the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the nation, but we want to be No. 1! Support Montana and Griz Nation by voting here through July 6.

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UM Chemist to Study Climate, Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke

UM scientists will fly straight into the smoke of western wildfires as part of a collaborative research project, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation. Assistant Professor Lu...

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More Than 2,000 Montana Students Earn Scholarships from UM

Students at the University of Montana received $5 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year. The following Montana students are among the recipients of more than 2,000 scholarships...

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Big Dipper Partners with UM on Huckleberry Ice Cream

Lovers of ice cream and the Griz can celebrate two of their favorite things with the release of HuckleBeary, a newly branded flavor from Missoula’s own Big Dipper Ice Cream. The...

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College Launches New Journal on Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at UM has launched a new journal on best practices in early childhood education. The Journal of Early Childhood Scholarship and...

Montana-native-turned-Nashville star Tim Ryan

‘Play Me Montana’ Brings Alum Tim Ryan Rouillier Back to Where it All Began

Montana-native-turned-Nashville star Tim Ryan’s grandest dream yet – a musical memoir called “Play Me Montana” – will open at UM’s  Dennison Theatre on June 17. His magnum opus, featuring a...

Restoration specialists treat the gun with a high performance and durability coating system.

UM Research Center Conserves Gun from Famed Sunken Battleship

The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment at UM has been tasked with restoring a gun from the USS Maine, the historic warship that sank in 1898. The Maine played a key role in events...

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Students Recognized for Excellence by Society of Professional Journalists

UM journalism students made a splash during the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards held during the SPJ spring conference. In addition to taking home a national win...

SURP Student Natalie Alvarez, center, with Mentor Dr. Yoon Hee Cho, right, and toxicology student Beth Cole

Visiting Student Researches Epigenetics, Nanomaterials During Summer Program

Visiting student Natalie Alvarez is working with researchers in UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences to analyze the relationship between diet and carbon nanotube inflammation, especially...
UM doctoral candidate Brett Addis works in the field

Preserve and Protect: UM Researchers Team Up with UM Army Corps of Engineers

Boosted by a $45 million research award, UM’s Center for Integrated Research on the Environment is working with Army Corps of Engineers to solve problems at Air Force bases across the country.

2,743 UM Students Make Dean’s List, President’s 4.0 List

At the University of Montana, 2,743 students made the spring semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List, students must be...

UM Dining’s compost van sports a new custom paint job courtesy of a UM student who volunteered his artistic skills.

Student Gives UM Dining Compost Van a New Look with Custom Paint Job

UM Dining’s compost van has a sharp new paint job courtesy of a student graffiti artist who offered his services for free after seeing the plain gray van driving around campus. The artist, who...

UM's Blewett School of Law

UM Law School Ranks 15th in Nation for Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana ranks 15th in the nation for placing new graduates in federal judicial clerkships, based on the past three years of data. The...

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UM to Fukushima: Journalism Students Report from Japan

Several UM journalism students are in Fukushima, Japan, reporting on the effects of the nuclear disaster that occurred there in 2011. The trip is part of UM’s Montana Journalism Abroad program....

doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger works in UM Professor David Shepherd’s campus lab.

Second Doctoral Candidate Earns P.E.O. Scholarship Award

Joanna Kreitinger, a biomedical sciences Ph.D. student at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. “The...

A core taken from Greenland’s snow layer shows that meltwater has penetrated and refrozen into solid ice

Scientists Receive Grant to Investigate Heat Trapped in Greenland’s Snow Cover

A new $1.54 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund University of Montana geoscientists as they study the deep layer of compacted snow covering most of Greenland’s ice sheet....

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm

Doctoral Student Earns NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm recently was selected for the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. Palm and his adviser, Professor Mark Hebblewhite, were awarded $45,000 to study...

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Pinkerton Voted Big Sky Softball Coach of the Year

There are any number of reasons his peers could have voted Montana's Jamie Pinkerton the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, which they did this month, making it twice in two years Pinkerton has...

UM students enjoy an outdoor meal prepared by UM Dining

UM Dining Earns Five Awards for Exceptional Food Service

UM Dining recently was recognized with five Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services competition. The awards celebrate exemplary menus,...

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Anthropologist Reveals Native Lifestyles in New Book

UM researcher Anna Prentiss is helping to fill holes in the history of indigenous peoples living in the Pacific Northwest during the Fur Trade period.

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UM Grad Hank Green Bases Internet Empire in Missoula

Combining a passion for knowledge with a penchant for silliness has produced a winning equation for Hank Green, Missoula’s most widely known internet entrepreneur. His web of channels, platforms,...

African-American Studies Marks First Graduating Class

UM celebrated its first cohort of graduating seniors with majors in African-American studies during Commencement on Saturday, May 13. For 49 years, UM students could take classes in...

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Tiger Experts Cross the Globe to Learn from Montana Biologists

The first thing you need to know about tigers: They like to eat bears. The second thing: They’re best studied in Missoula, Montana. Despite being half a planet away from the nearest wild tiger...

graduates celebrate at UM Commencement

2,122 UM Students Earn Degrees

UM had 2,122 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2017. The students listed here are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for spring semester 2017.

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the University of Montana

Psychology Doctoral Student Wins $15,000 Scholarship

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada recently selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

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UM ScholarWorks Reaches 1 Million Downloads

ScholarWorks, UM's online scholarly repository, has achieved a momentous milestone: 1 million downloads. The service is online at http://scholarworks.umt.edu. Managed by the Mansfield Library,...