Traolach O’Riordain, director of the Irish studies program at UM

Irish Studies Director Wishes You the Blessings of St. Patrick

Traolach “Terry” O’Riordain, director of the Irish studies program at UM, appears to be a force for all things Irish in Missoula, but he said history shows Ireland to be the force, a country of...

UM Sunburst Sensors won two XPRIZE awards July 20 in New York City.

UM Chemistry Professor Helps Bring Home an XPRIZE

Only five XPRIZE competitions have been completed to advance technology for the betterment of humanity. UM’s Mike DeGrandpre and the company he founded, Sunburst Sensors, won the coveted award by...

UM's Payne Family Native American Center

UM Ranked Among ‘Best Deals on Colleges for Native American Studies’

Great College Deals recently ranked University of Montana’s Native American studies among the top 20 best-deal colleges in the nation. The organization, which was published in a full report on its...

UM freshman Bridget Creel ascends the rock climbing wall in the Fitness and Recreation Center

Climbers ‘Rock the Rec’ at Annual Competition

Chalk dusted climbers' heads as their competitors reached higher and higher. About 35 climbers competed in the third annual Rock the Rec, a rock climbing competition held Sunday at the UM Fitness...

 Tyler Morgan, left, Mackensie Salitsky and Katjana Stutzer

Communication Studies Students Win Top Regional Research Award

Four undergraduate students in the University of Montana Department of Communication Studies won the top paper award at the Western States Communication Association’s annual Undergraduate...

James Elser, right, with outgoing director Jack Stanford

New Director Starts Work at Flathead Lake Biological Station

The dream has officially come true for James Elser. The world-renowned freshwater ecologist moved into his new residence March 1 and began his on-site tenure as director of the century-old...

Doctoral student Chris Armatas and undergraduate Carly Campbell

Doctoral Student, Undergraduate Honored for Wilderness Research

College of Forestry and Conservation Ph.D. student Chris Armatas was recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service with a National Wilderness Award for Excellence in Wilderness Research...

UM music Professor Bob Ledbetter leads a recent practice

Percussion Ensemble Combines Old and New to Delight Listeners

A cacophony fills the room in the basement of the Music Building before rehearsal begins. Music students roll marimbas as big as small dining room tables into the classroom one after another.

Reporter Dorothy Rochon Powers at work

UM Alumna and Legendary Journalist Makes Seven-Figure Estate Gift

Legendary newspaperwoman and UM alumna Dorothy Rochon Powers broke glass ceilings throughout the course of her storied career. Even after her passing in 2014, Powers inspires others to make a...

UM Commencement in Washington-Grizzly Stadium

UM To Award Two Honorary Doctorates at May Commencement

UM will award honorary doctorates to Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and former U.S. Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas during its May 14 Commencement exercises. Simmons will serve as...

Mars

The Last Best Space: UM Grads Unlock the Mysteries of Space

Montana isn’t exactly the epicenter of the space industry, but four UM alumni have made careers shedding more light on the vast darkness of space and discovering where we fit in the grand mystery...

Um alumnus and artist George Gogas

Annual Celebration of Alumni Artists to Honor George Gogas

George Gogas has been selected as the 2016 honoree for “Odyssey of the Stars” at UM. To accompany Saturday's ceremony, there's also a 40-year survey of Gogas' art at the Montana Museum of Art and...

UM students visit with employers at job fair

Explore Career and Employment Options for Majors at UM

UM’s Career Services, with the assistance of various academic departments, has developed a series titled “What Can I Do With A Major In...” which addresses career options for many UM majors. Each...

sage grouse

USDA Partners with UM to Develop Sage Grouse Management Map

Partnering with UM and other entities, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has created a new map through the Google Earth Engine as part of their...

students work together in a lab

Growing Demand for Health Professionals Spurs Education Initiatives

A new analysis says demand for healthcare workers in Montana is going to grow by 40 percent in the next 10 years. Earlier this month, UM announced “a major new initiative” that could help address...

Students dine in the Food Zoo at UM

UM Dining Ranks No. 1 in State, 84th Nationally in Campus Food Survey

Whether it's the handmade meatloaf, macaroni and cheese or the abundance of fresh produce, those surveyed after dining at UM report a greater satisfaction than most college students.

Zack Camel Jr. practices on the basketball court

Montana Walk-On Follows in His Uncle’s Footsteps to Play for Griz

Like many kids on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Zack Camel Jr. grew up idolizing Griz basketball player JR Camel. And when Zack Jr. walked on to the Montana basketball team this season, he...

LMG Security employee Geoff Curtiss works in his office in downtown Missoula

Report Finds High-Tech Industry is Outpacing State Economy

Employment and revenues are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a study released last week that was conducted by UM’s Bureau of Business and Economic...

UM Alumna Carla Dove in her Smithsonian lab

Alumna Soars as Top Expert on Identifying Birds that Collide with Planes

UM alumna Carla Dove is the country’s leading expert in microscopic feather identification, studying bird collisions with airplanes for the sake of making travel safer.

a student looks at the Omniglobe in UM's Education Center

College of Education uses Twitter – with a Twist

UM’s College of Education is putting a twist on Twitter: It's not only creating a digital footprint; it's using the social-media tool in an attempt to lead professional development in the field.

UM Assistant Professor Orion Berryman

Professor Earns Distinguished National Science Foundation CAREER Grant

Orion Berryman, an assistant professor in the University of Montana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Jack Burgess, who played basketball at UM in the early 1940s, went on to play in The Secret Game in Durham, N.C., in 1944.

Alumnus Jack Burgess '43 Played Historic Role in The Secret Game

In 1944, former UM basketball player Dr. Jack Burgess was a catalyst for The Secret Game, which was, almost without question, the first time an organized game pitted an all-white team against one...

Forest Service fire expert Mitch Burgard teaches UM students how wildfire changes the landscape.

Scientists, Citizens and Students Discuss Changing North Fork Valley

UM geography Lecturer Rick Graetz recently took 18 UM seniors from diverse disciplines to Polebridge for six days of “experiential learning.” Hobnobbing with scientists, citizens and land...

Missoula Food Bank employee sorts canned goods

Center for Environmental Health Sciences Launches Food Drive

This year, UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences decided it wanted to get involved with the community, Kassandra Widhalm said recently, and they decided that supporting the Missoula Food...

Dr. Irena Mrak, left, and UM Professor Sarah Halvorson tour a gorge in the southeastern Alps.

Professor Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Research in Slovenia

Sarah J. Halvorson, geography professor at UM, recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research on climate change perceptions and adaptation scenarios in the south-central European...

UM Associate Professor Robin Saha

Researcher Sheds Light on Michigan Water Disaster for National Audience

When the water crisis broke in Flint, Michigan, people again started asking if residents of other poor, minority communities were more likely to be exposed to environmental harms. UM Associate...

Lady Griz player McCalle Feller

Finding Feller: Lady Griz Star Finds Family On and Off the Court

If you ask Lady Griz guard McCalle Feller, she believes she’s a great player because of the hours spent training with her dad in Lewistown gyms. But McCalle knows some things can’t be...

UM Professor John McCutcheon

Professor Earns Prestigious CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

UM Assistant Professor John McCutcheon recently received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. The Faculty Early Career Development award, also known as a...

UM Creative Writing Program graduate student Alida Dean

Creative Writing Grad Student Wins UM’s Merriam-Frontier Award

UM Creative Writing Program graduate student Alida Dean of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, is the recipient of this year’s Merriam-Frontier Award. Her writing explores the space between who people are...

UM Oval in winter

Charter Day Events Celebrate UM’s Birthday, Honor Awardees

UM will celebrate its 123rd birthday on Thursday, Feb. 18, with a noon-hour party and an evening Charter Day awards ceremony and reception. The festivities are held each year to celebrate the...

Elton John performs in Billings in 2015

Montana Graduates Crucial in Building Entertainment Scene in State

The number of successful Montanans working in entertainment industry keeps expanding, thanks to UM’s Entertainment Management program, which got off the ground 15 years ago with help from in...

UM Professor Amanda Golbeck

Health Sciences Professor to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Latvia

The Fulbright Specialist Program recently selected UM Professor Amanda Golbeck to advance the understanding of public and global health research at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia....

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 24...

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 advances...

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 10 a.m....

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 campus...

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 of...

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 fast-charging...

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 Callaway and Professor Gordon Luikart...

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 document...

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