UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason

Honors College Students Win STEM Research Awards

UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason recently won awards in the STEM category for their poster presentations at the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council Conference held in Riverside,...

UM student Mackenzie Lombardi

UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Mackenzie Lombardi, a communications and political science major at UM, recently was named a Newman Civic Fellow. She is one of 10 students across Montana to earn the honor.

Wright holds a nestling Whitehead’s broadbill in Borneo

Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

In groundbreaking new work, Natalie Wright, a postdoctoral fellow at UM, has discovered a predictable trend in the evolution of bird shape. Her research showing that birds on islands have evolved...

Jack Stanford sitting on the edge of Flathead Lake

Biological Station Director Retires After Amazing Career

During five decades, Jack Stanford shaped the Flathead Biological Station into a world-class research facility for freshwater ecology, and now the new director, Jim Elser, prepares to continue the...

Researcher Jesse Johnson in his office

Geothermal Heat Contributes to Greenland Ice Melt

An international team that includes UM ice-sheet modeler and computer science Professor Jesse Johnson has learned that the Earth’s internal heat enhances rapid ice flow and subglacial melting in...

A picture of the Gallagher Business Building

UM Programs Help Grow Montana Businesses

The Montana World Trade Center is just one of several programs that are powerful partners for Montana businesses. Others include Blackstone LaunchPad and the Montana Technology Enterprise Center.
graphic showing top search terms and site visits on UM home page

Montana Kaimin: Homeslices Like UM's Home Page

UM’s home page is looking pretty sleek these days, with large visuals and clear navigation portals that take you to parts unknown, or into the nitty-gritty of UM’s online presence.

Media Arts student Tom Attwater poses with a special effects moose.

UM Media Arts Students Gain Professional Film Experience

UM School of Media Arts Professor Andrew Smith, working with his twin brother Alex Smith, recently completed principal photography on “Walking Out” with help from 12 media arts students who gained...

Ya Ha Tinda elk herd

Professor Earns New Funding to Continue World’s Longest-Running Elk Study

UM ungulate habitat ecology Associate Professor Mark Hebblewhite recently received a $435,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a 15-year study of migratory elk in Alberta,...

Fatima Sadiqi is the keynote speaker at the Central and Southwest Asia Conference at UM this week

Conference Speaker: Women Have Fought for Change in Morocco

This week, author, linguist and Harvard fellow Fatima Sadiqi is in Missoula as a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference at the University of Montana. This year,...

UM student Lillian Alvernaz

UM Law Student Wins Congressional Udall Internship

A UM law student is among a select group of students to earn the Udall Native American Congressional Internship this summer in Washington, D.C. Lillian Alvernaz and 11 other American Indian and...

esearchers Alex Santos, Tom Rau and Sarj Patel (standing left to right) test the extent of brain injuries in their lab

UM Researchers Use Biomarkers to Reveal Brain Injuries

Two UM researchers in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy are working to change the way we treat mild traumatic brain injuries. Research Assistant Professors Sarj Patel and Tom Rau have made some...

Melissa McCoy, left, and Anne Bailey

Award-winning Editor, Digital Producer Named Pollner Professors

A former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times and a multimedia documentarian will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of Montana School of Journalism in...

UM student Stephanie Parker releases a bird at UM's Flight Lab

Groundbreaking Research at UM Flight Lab Comes Out of Simple Tasks

Only a handful of universities across the country have flight labs, and UM is among them. The laboratory opened in 1988, and it's grown into a 12,000-square-foot space with indoor labs, four...

Business students exiting the building

School of Business Administration to Offer Master’s in Business Analytics

The School of Business Administration at UM will help meet a growing workforce need when it launches its new master’s degree in business analytics this fall. The Master of Science degree, a joint...

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition at the University of Montana School of Music

UM Professor Wins Annual Composers’ Competition

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition in UM’s School of Music, became the first woman to win the Land’s End Ensemble’s Composer Competition. The Land's End Ensemble, dedicated to...
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...

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