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125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

Michael Legg

Montana Repertory Theatre Announces New Artist Director

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence at UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, has selected Michael Legg to become its next artistic director. Legg currently is director of...

Brown and white snowshoe hares on snow at a UM research facility

Research Identifies Areas Where Evolution Could Rescue Animals Threatened by Climate Change

An international scientific team led by UM Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue animals that change coat colors with the seasons in the face of...

UM President Seth Bodnar present Professor Rozalyn LaPier with award

UM Honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, Other Esteemed Faculty

Professor Rozalyn LaPier received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment on Feb. 15 as part of UM's Charter Day awards ceremony. The award recognizes a...

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Registration for Summer Session 2018 at UM Open Now

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

Tom O'Donnell and Barbara Adams on UM campus in 1939

UM Alumna Lost Husband to War but Her Love Never Died

Barbara Adams grew up in Billings but went east for her first year of college. We don’t know what else she brought with her when she stepped onto the UM campus in the fall of 1939.

UM President Seth Bodnar talks with Associate Professor Justin Angle

Bodnar Talks Leadership, Change and the Future of UM on Podcast

Seth Bodnar sits down with UM Associate Professor Justin Angle to talk about his first six weeks as president of the University of Montana in the latest episode of Angle’s podcast. 

The City of Missoula uses sheep to help restore grasslands.

UM Research Studies Relationship Between Sheep-Grazing, Native Plant Recovery

New research by University of Montana alumna Eva Masin and restoration ecology Professor Cara Nelson is examining the effectiveness of using domestic sheep to control nonnative invasive plants.

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Spotlight: Students Play Vibrant Role in UM’s Research Enterprise

From the lab bench to the video studio, from the airwaves of NPR to renewable energy generation sites in South Africa, UM undergraduates and graduate students get their feet wet with real-world...

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Edible Lessons at Missoula College's Blackfoot Cafe

The fine dining experience at Missoula College is full of surprises. The Blackfoot Café, staffed by Culinary Arts students, serves lunch Tuesday through Friday. Yes, they take reservations. And...

UM campus in the early 1900s

UM to Celebrate 125 Years of Excellence at Charter Day

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the campus and Missoula communities to celebrate the University’s 125th birthday during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday,...

Humphrey Fellows at UM

UM Selected to Host Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of State once again has selected UM as one of a handful of U.S. universities to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Long-term English Language Program. Up to 20 Hubert...

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President Bodnar on Diversity, Divestment and the Main Hall Pumpkin

Seth Bodnar is unlike any University of Montana president in memory. So for the first cover story of 2018, the Montana Kaimin news editors got to know Bodnar a little better.

UM Professor Ray Callaway

Montana Counts Three Influential Scientists, All with UM Affiliations

Last month, Clarivate Analytics released a list of the top 1 percent of scientists in the world for their field based on citations, and the three Montanans who made the list have University of...

Griz lacrosse player coaches young child in Mexico

Griz Lacrosse Finds New Fans, Players in Mexico

The Griz club lacrosse season begins in early February, but just last week the team was in Mexico for a trip of a lifetime. A connection from the northeast helped UM lacrosse head coach Tucker...

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam to Play UM’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Aug. 13

Pearl Jam will play the University of Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula on Monday, Aug. 13, as part of its seven-city “The Home Shows” tour. Tickets for the Missoula concert will be...

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UM Students Make Dean’s List

At the University of Montana, 2,631 students made the fall 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...

Associate Professor of Marketing Justin Angle (right) interviews retired professional Tour de France cyclist Tyler Hamilton

College of Business Launches ‘A New Angle’ Podcast

Podcasts are the world’s new favorite way to connect, learn and inspire. So it’s only fitting that the UM College of Business is launching “A New Angle,” a podcast that explores the work of...

Roberta “Bobbie” Evans

Former Education Dean Named Inaugural Shreeve Chair at UM

Although she stepped down as dean of UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the end of 2017, Roberta “Bobbie” Evans isn’t planning on slowing down. She has an...

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UM’s English Language Institute Draws International Students

UM offers excellent pathway options for international students. For those wishing to study in the vibrant community of Missoula, the English Language Institute is a great place for perfecting your...

Julia Galloway, UM ceramics professor, works in the studio

Ceramics Professor Wins $50,000 Arts Fellowship

Julia Galloway, a Missoula potter and UM ceramics professor, has won a $50,000 fellowship grant. United States Artists, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization, selected 45 artists across the...

UM Associate Professor Art Woods in his office

Drunken Monkeys? Godzilla? UM’s 'Big Biology' Podcast Explains

Monkeys eating fermented fruit in the jungle can help people understand the answer to a curious question. "Why do we drink alcohol?" asks UM Associate Professor Art Woods in a new podcast.

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Redesigned MBA Program Lets Students Earn Degree Anytime, Anywhere

Montana’s only master of business administration program is now more convenient for anyone in the state – or the world – to access. UM’s College of Business has redesigned its MBA so students can...

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Griz in Europe: Grad Students Take WWII Propaganda Studies Abroad

Four graduate students in UM’s Department of Communication Studies spent fall semester learning about WWII propaganda. Now they are traveling across Central Europe, visiting in person the sites...

Montana football great Dave Dickenson

Dickenson to be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

On Jan. 8, the National Football Foundation announced that Montana football great Dave Dickenson will be immortalized as one of the greatest college football players of all time as a member of the...

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Researchers Publish Findings on Unusual Gene Evolution in Bacteria

UM researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet – this time within the unusual bacteria that has lived inside...

UM doctoral student Pat O'Connor

Doctoral Student Takes Lens to Big Tobacco

In his research, UM doctoral student Pat O'Connor puts Big Tobacco under the lens in a project that's part of a broader contemporary re-evaluation by historians of the American state and of...

Katie and Mitchell Marema met in the Navy and moved to Missoula pursue degrees in wildlife biology at UM.

Veterans Flock to UM’s Wildlife Biology Program, Including Navy Couple

When Mitchell Marema moved his uncle to Montana back in 2008, the landscape stayed with him during his military service. So when it came time for him and his wife, Katie, to relocate after their...

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Students Earn Degrees from UM

UM had 809 students who were degree candidates for fall semester 2017. Those students are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2017.

Hospital and UM officials announce clinical trial

UM, Hospital, Drug Company Launch Study to Help Veterans with PTSD

Montana veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of military service from 2001 on may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial that is a partnership between UM...

Students and professors in a class at the University of Montana recently discuss the statewide Big Sky Poll being launched to provide public opinion data.

UM Prepares to Launch Big Sky Poll to Gather Public Opinion Data

UM is launching a statewide Big Sky Poll in order to provide high-quality public opinion data. The project of the UM Social Science Research Laboratory is offering students an opportunity to do...

Forest burned by fire

Study: Forest Resilience Declines in Face of Wildfires, Climate Change

With the climate growing hotter and drier, the regeneration of Rocky Mountain forests after summer wildfires is expected to diminish, if they come back at all, according to research from the...

students exercise at Campus Rec at UM

Campus Rec Furthers UM’s Commitment to Sustainability by Becoming Carbon Neutral

Campus Recreation at the University of Montana will become carbon neutral in 2018 after purchasing 440 metric tons of carbon offsets and 870,000 kilowatt-hours in renewable energy certificates....

A picture of Emma Lommasson in a pink dress

Emma Lommasson Celebrates 106th Birthday

Emma Lommasson, the namesake for UM’s student transaction building, recently turned 106 years old. Watch the UM alumna and longtime University employee describe the students she served for so...

An image of UM faculty member Brent Ruby in his office with a bike and stuffed marmot

Faculty Members Display Personalities With Offices

The distinct offices of some of UM’s top faculty members were highlighted in this recent Missoulian feature. Check out the books, skulls, art, mess and stuffed marmot.

UM entrepreneurs practice delivering their pitch

Missoula Entrepreneurs Practice Their Pitch Ahead of EPIC Competition

Several UM students and upstart entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for a new business Wednesday morning to a roomful of friendly critics – a practice run for the main competition planned later this...

Orrin Tiberi, third from left, a 2009 UM graduate in anthropology and international development studies, stands with his monitoring and evaluation team

International Development Studies Minor Propels Students into Global Careers

UM students now have more connections to global careers through the international development studies minor. The freestanding minor brings together UM faculty members’ networks full of...

Dean Chris Shook and business senior Nikki Gabrielsen

Dean for a Day Puts Student in Charge of UM Business School

If you could be dean for a day, what would you do? UM College of Business senior Nikki Gabrielsen got to answer that question on Nov. 29, when the winner of the college’s second annual Dean for a...

Dana Fitz Gale

Alumna, Instructor, Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

A UM alumna, instructor and current doctoral student recently received a prestigious literary award for her novel-in-progress. Dana Fitz Gale earned her MFA in creative writing in 2013 and...

Grizzly head football coach Bobby Hauck

Hauck Returns to UM as Head Football Coach

Director of Athletics Kent Haslam has named former Grizzly head coach and current San Diego State associate head coach Bobby Hauck as the 37th head football coach at the University of Montana. On...