UM researcher Erica Woodahl meets with community advisory board members

Grant to Study Precision Medicine with American Indian, Alaska Native People

UM and its research partners have earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study precision medicine targeted to help Native peoples. The grant will fund the research...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking as Accidental Ambassador for Assistive Technologies

Stephen Hawking was a valuable role model for more than the next generation of scientists. He demonstrated the value of technological solutions to liberating the voice of those with physical and...

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Poll: Montanans Divided on Elected Officials, Disapprove of National Monuments Changes

Montanans are divided over the job performance of statewide elected officials but generally disapprove of U.S. Department of Interior recommendations to reduce the size of national monuments,...

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Students Honor Women's History Month by Hosting Events

Students in the environmental studies department at UM honored Women's History Month on Monday with two events connecting to women’s health concerns and issues women face. The event kicked off...

Collage of UM residence halls

Which University of Montana Residence Hall Should You Live In?

UM has nine residence halls: Aber, Craig, Duniway, Elrod, Jesse, Knowles, Miller, Pantzer and Turner. Which one is best fit for you? Take this quiz to find out!

UM provost candidates

Three Finalists Selected to Interview for UM Provost Position

Three finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost will interview this month at UM. The provost serves as chief academic officer, overseeing the...

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UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM coach Travis DeCuire talks to players on the court

DeCuire Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year

UM head basketball coach Travis DeCuire is the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. The award was announced Wednesday morning after voting was compiled by each head coach.

UM law students Lowell Chandler and Nathan Burke

Law School Team Brings Home Moot Court Competition Awards

Students from the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM received accolades at this year’s Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held on Feb. 22-23 at Pace...

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Considering UM? Experience Campus at UM Days

Join us either March 23 or April 13 for a full day of events that includes campus tours, student services presentations, a student panel, residence hall tours, lunch on campus and academic...

UM student Joshua Teague Rutherford

Aaniiih Gros Ventre Student Heads to Dental School

Joshua "Teague" Rutherford will graduate from UM and head to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. The human biology major believes he'll become the first dentist from Fort Belknap.

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp works in the field

Geosciences Grad Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp recently received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Von Trapp is studying mountain block...

Josh Herbold’s Accounting Data Analytics class

UM Accounting Master’s Program Ranks in Top 20 Nationally

Public Accounting Report’s 36th Annual Professors Survey ranked the University of Montana Master of Accountancy Program 16th in the country for master’s programs with less than 17 full-time...

UM Alumna Holly Andres

Alumna Cultivates Dual Careers in Fine Art, High-End Editorial Worlds

Holly Andres, a photographer from Missoula, Montana, says she once had a vivid experience in which​ she could recall a memory from her childhood, both the feeling she had in the moment and as a...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

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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...

Students in summer class at UM

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.

UM student researchers

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...

A culinary student works in the kitchen at Blackfoot Cafe

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...

UM students in the classroom

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...

International students gather on the football field at UM

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.

UM student participates in an online course

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...

UM students traveling in Europe

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...

Chilean cicada

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...

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