University of Montana student Andrew Castellanos

UM Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in Kazakhstan

UM student Andrew Castellanos has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at Al-Farabi Kazakh University for the 2018-19 academic year. Castellanos earned a...
UM postdoctoral student Rachel Dalton, left

Postdoctoral Fellow Wins National Award for Graduate Research

UM postdoctoral fellow Rachel Dalton recently received a Presidential Trainee Award at the 2018 American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics annual meeting. The award recognizes the...

UM graduates at Commencement

Davidson Honors College Celebrates Outstanding 2018 Graduates

 The Davidson Honors College at UM recognized nearly 100 graduating students with its University Scholar Distinction, one of the highest academic honors available. More than 25 percent of these...

Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, a professor in the department of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at UM

Alzheimer’s Disease Starts in Childhood, UM Study Shows

A new study lead by a UM researcher found shocking evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's begins in childhood, with babies younger than a year old displaying signs of the disease. 

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer

UM Creative Writing Graduate Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer, Class of 96, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Greer's novel, "Less," is "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range,...

Noah Hill, a UM junior and member of the QUEST program, presents at a recent panel

City Taps UM Students to Solve Real-World Challenges

Saying UM and the city of Missoula are inextricably linked, leaders from both institutions are turning to students in the Davidson Honors College to help solve some of Missoula’s most pressing...

UM student participants in the National Model UN conference

UM Students Represent Eritrea at National Model UN Conference

Eleven University of Montana students and members of the Montana Model United Nations team attended the National Model UN conference in New York City in March, representing Eritrea and chairing...

UM's Orion Berryman and the new 3-D color printer

UM Adds Color 3-D Printer for Researchers

The chemistry department at the University of Montana has added a new 3-D color printer. The device will help campus researchers visualize molecules, crystals and other structures used in their...

Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc.

UM Commencement to Feature NIKE Chief Operating Officer

 The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the University of Montana on Saturday, May 12, will feature words of wisdom from speaker Eric Sprunk, the chief operating officer for NIKE Inc. Sprunk,...
UM student Tsiambwom Akuchu performs his dance solo

UM Dance Program Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center

UM’s Dance Program bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another stellar showing at the recent American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

UMontana mobile app on phone

Get Connected with the UMontana Mobile App

Download the free UMontana app to earn about degrees and majors, view a campus map, check the Food Zoo menu, look up UDash bus schedule and more. Search for “University of Montana” in your app...

woman interacts with honeybees

UM Team Develops App Matching Honeybee Noises to Ailments

 Soon, beekeepers will be able to try to find out what is troubling a colony by listening to the buzz using a smartphone app. The app was developed by a team at UM. 

Students in summer class at UM

Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

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...

UM students Margaret Grayson and Brandon Fulbrook

Students Earn Scholarships for Hindi Language Immersion in India

Two students from Montana’s only Hindi language program have just won scholarships to study Hindi in India. Brandon Fulbrook received an American Institute of India Studies scholarship and...

UM Master of Accountancy student Sahar Qasem Muthna helps a refugee family file taxes.

UM Program Provides Tax Preparation Assistance for Refugees

The University of Montana Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to ensure Missoula refugees a smooth introduction to the American tax system...

white snowshoe hare

UM Graduate Students Are Co-Authors on Top 'Science' Article

The journal "Science" recently published an article that identified the places on Earth where eight species that turn white in winter to avoid predators were evolving to survive warmer winter...

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,...

Red Dress Workshop participant sews a skirt

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...

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...

Fireworks over Main Hall

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...

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...

photo illustration of UM President Seth Bodnar

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...

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