Biologists tag a bear in Glacier National Park

Get This Job: Bear Biologist

What does it take to research one of nature's most powerful creatures for a living? An education at the University of Montana and the tenacity of a mama grizzly, according to Backpacker magazine.

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University

UM Lands $1.8M Grant to Enhance Behavioral Health Services

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University recently were awarded a $1.8 million grant to enhance the ability of agencies throughout western Montana to meet the behavioral health...

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks to UM students

Microsoft President Brad Smith Addresses Business, Law Students

UM students connected with the leader of one of the world’s top companies during a Q&A session with Microsoft President Brad Smith on Oct. 9. During the event, which was organized by UM’s School...

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco

UM’s Tyler Turco the Top College Saddle Bronc Rider in Nation

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco reached the middle of the season riding high. When the Big Sky region’s five-rodeo fall series wrapped up at the end of last month, Turco — who won every saddle...

Paul Gladen, left, and David Firth

From Oxford to UM, Old Pals Nurture Missoula’s Startup Scene

When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at...

UM student actors rehearse on new Globe Theatre stage

UM Drama Builds its Own Globe Theatre for 'As You Like It'

The interior of the Masquer Theatre will feel more like Shakespeare's Globe for his comedy, "As You Like It." For the first show in UM’s School of Theatre and Dance season, the crews have built a...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

Alumni Band marches in the UM Homecoming Parade

Honor the Past, Shape the Future at UM Homecoming Oct. 8-14

The UM Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to celebrate Homecoming 2017, Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme, “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping...

UM faculty member Brandon Cooper

Researcher Lands $1.8M Grant to Study Intracellular Bacteria that Infect Most Insects

A new UM faculty member, Brandon Cooper, recently was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health to study how specific intracellular...

hydroponic crops grow at UM

UM Dining Lands on Bon Appetit’s List of ‘7 Healthiest College Dining Halls’

College is the time for late-night study-break burgers with your suitemates, loaded deli sandwiches, and endless french fries. But, these days, universities are implementing everything from...

Gerber Elementary students and Griz football player Cooper Sprunk

Life-changing Trip Comes Together for Sprunk’s Pen Pals

What started with a simple pen pal exchange with a group of kids in California has blossomed into the trip of a lifetime that could inspire a new generation of college-bound students. This coming...

UM doctoral student Asia Riel

Doctoral Student Earns Two Fellowships to Conduct Research in France

UM chemistry graduate student Asia Riel has received a STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship. The Fellowship, offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, allows doctoral students from the U.S....

Students cross the Oval in fall

Two UM Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Two UM researchers on the frontiers of science and engineering are among 30 faculty members nationwide recently selected as recipients of the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Brian Chaffin,...

student works on laptop

UM’s MPA Program Ranked Among Top Affordable Online Programs

UM’s Master of Public Administration program was once again lauded as a top online program nationwide. AffordableColleges.com ranked UM’s MPA program No. 18 out of 50 in a review of schools across...

Greg Johnson, artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre at UM

Montana Repertory Theatre Director to Retire After 29 Years

Greg Johnson will retire this spring after 29 years as artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre. "It's been an incredible run for me personally and professionally, to have been in this...

Main Hall at night reflected in rain puddles

UM Names Five Recipients of 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Five exemplary UM graduates will receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. The awards are the highest honor presented by...

2017 Montana Climate Assessment

New Assessment Reveals Future Climate Change Impacts

Montana has already felt the effects of a changing climate and will continue to feel further impacts in the coming decades, according to a new scientific assessment that looks at past climate...

Payne Family Native American Center at UM

Sunrise Ceremony Begins American Indian Heritage Week at UM

When the light was still dim Monday morning, coffee-holding people came together outside of the Payne Family Native American Center to greet the sun and kick off a week of activities celebrating...

UM campus in fall

UM Listed Among Nation’s Top 150 Public Universities

UM ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook, UM tied for 113th place in the top national...

Saturn

Professor Reflects on Spacecraft Cassini as Mission Ends

After 13 years of zooming around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has just days left before the probe is lost forever. The BBC interviews UM Professor Dan Reisenfeld who has worked on Cassini...

UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby

Professor Earns National Excellence in Fisheries Education Award

The American Fisheries Society recently recognized a UM professor with one if its top national awards. UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby was awarded the society’s Excellence in Fisheries...

Griz football players visit young fan in hospital

Griz Players Pay Special Visit to 3-year-old Fan at Seattle Children's Hospital

When the Griz football team landed in Seattle last week, a handful of players and coaches headed straight to Seattle Children’s Hospital to visit young Griz fan Troy Ross, who recently experienced...

A bear and her cubs forage for food on Kodiak Island

UM Study: Warming Temps Prompt Kodiak Bears to Abandon Salmon for Berries

When Will Deacy left Missoula for Alaska’s Kodiak Island in 2014, the doctoral candidate at UM was in for a surprise. Deacy had traveled north to study the island’s unique subspecies of grizzly...

A University of Montana-led team prepares a balloon launch in Wyoming before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Montana Research Group Harvests Stellar Eclipse Data

When the nation paused Aug. 21 to observe the spectacle of a total solar eclipse turning day to night across the middle of the country, research teams from Montana were busy gathering some of the...

UM campus

Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk reads to a class of third-graders

Sprunk’s Story Inspires Kiwanis to Connect Kids with the Griz

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk has a unique pen-pal friendship with a class of California third-graders. Now, Sentinel Kiwanis is attempting to send those students to the Sept. 30 Griz...

UM Professor Tobin Miller Shearer teaches a new group of students on the first day of school

First Day of Classes Brings Butterflies, New Ideas at UM

Thursday was the first day of the school year at UM, and the signs of eager minds and a fresh start and mentoring filled the campus. Students opened to the first clean pages of their notebooks....

MontanaPBS documentary C.M. Russell and the American West

MontanaPBS to Screen New C.M. Russell Documentary

MontanaPBS will screen a new documentary about Montana’s cowboy artist Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) in seven locations across Montana in September and October. The documentary will reintroduce...

Artist Mitchell McCabe

Psychology Grad Found Solace, Identity in Art After Paralyzing Crash

Mitchell McCabe's latest work in progress is an abstract drawing of Three Buttes, a mountain west of Route 66 on the Fort Belknap Reservation where he grew up. Three semi-abstract horses, riding a...

sunset over Missoula

Full Speed Ahead Into Fall Semester at UM

UM is looking forward to the arrival of students and the start of classes on Thursday, Aug. 31. Missoula is experiencing variable smoke from nearby fires, but there is no danger to campus.

UM student Skyler Anderson

UM Student Experience: My Nike Internship

UM student Skyler Anderson just completed a summer internship with Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. “My time in Nike's Skateboarding category was unlike anything I could have imagined,” she says. Read...

UM alumnus Dennis Eck and UM architect Jameel Chaudhry view construction at UM's LA Building

Couple Donates More Than $8 Million to Upgrade LA Building

Over the last three years, Dennis and Gretchen Eck have committed a total of $8.3 million to renovate UM’s Liberal Arts Building, Dennis Eck’s old stomping grounds as a political science and...

UM campus in fall

Student Survey Places UM Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

UM recently was named to the Princeton Review’s 2018 list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America.“The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition” was released in August. UM also was...

cover of Vault Comics publication

With Independents Ascendant, Missoula's Vault Comics Looks to Future

UM alumnus Adrian Wassel and his brother Damian have teamed up to pursue their dream: launching a comic book publishing company called Vault Comics. The Wassel brothers, joined by and a UM...

UM researcher on the Greenland ice sheet

Researchers Drill Greenland Ice to Understand Sea Level Rise

UM glaciologist Joel Harper doesn’t get to hang out on sundrenched beaches and contemplate sea level rise. He and his team go to cold, remote and forbidding Greenland. It’s sunny in summertime,...

UM alumni finalists for Fulbright awards

Alumni Earn Fulbright Funding for Teaching Abroad

Three UM alumni are finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards to fund their teaching abroad. Julie Ammons, Ian Strahn and Sam Hines are eligible for Fulbright English Teaching Assistant...

University of Montana campus

Donors Support UM in Record-Breaking Numbers

Donors stepped up to support the University of Montana in a big way this year, topping $50 million for the fourth year in a row. At the close of fiscal year 2017, private support totaled $84.5...

The Montana Native Botanic Garden at the University of Montana.

Deep Roots: Native Plant Garden Thrives 50 Years at UM

At a university deeply rooted in tradition, one garden has grabbed the attention of students, educators and visitors for 50 years: the Montana Native Botanic Garden at the University of Montana....

Main Hall and Mount Sentinel

UM: Smooth Sailing With Latest Accreditation Review

UM has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932. The commission recently gave UM high marks during the culmination of its latest seven-year review by...

On the Line podcast logo

New Podcast Series Explores Firefighting Injuries, Human Endurance

Join faculty members from UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance as they explore topics related to firefighting, injuries and human endurance in “On The Line,” a new podcast moderated by...

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