School of Law Recognized for Innovative Teaching Methods

School of Law Recognized for Innovative Teaching Methods

According to preLaw, a National Jurist publication, law schools around the country are shunning tradition and trying new programs, teaching methods and other efforts to help graduates jet to the...

Pinkerton Named Montana’s First Softball Coach

Pinkerton Named Montana’s First Softball Coach

Jamie Pinkerton, the former head coach at Tulsa and Arkansas and most recently an assistant coach at Iowa State, has been named the first head coach of the nascent Montana softball program. The...

Atmospheric Chemist Takes to Skies to Study How Smoke Affects Climate

Atmospheric Chemist Takes to Skies to Study How Smoke Affects Climate

Robert Yokelson, an atmospheric chemist at the University of Montana, is trying to learn more about how smoke from wildfires affects the climate. Scientists are still working to understand how...

Students Begin Arriving on Campus as Autumn Semester Nears

Students Begin Arriving on Campus as Autumn Semester Nears

With the start of a new academic year just days away, residence halls at the University of Montana are braced for a wave of incoming freshmen, just as the university’s cafeterias prepare to feed...

Researcher Finds Loss of Sea Ice Causes Ecological Changes

Researcher Finds Loss of Sea Ice Causes Ecological Changes

 A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice. The paper concludes that the loss of sea ice obviously will impact...

Researcher Earns Army Grant to Develop Drug for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researcher Earns Army Grant to Develop Drug for Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. Army has awarded University of Montana researcher Dave Poulsen a $1 million grant to further develop a drug that limits damage caused by traumatic brain injuries. Researchers in Poulsen’s...

Alum Opens Market Based on Plan Developed for UM Business Competition

Alum Opens Market Based on Plan Developed for UM Business Competition

The Market on Front opened Monday on the street level of the new Park Place parking garage at 201 E. Front St. in downtown Missoula. The concept for all the food found inside the market is simple,...

Professor Documents Cashmere Industry’s Impact on Wildlife in Central Asia

Professor Documents Cashmere Industry’s Impact on Wildlife in Central Asia

Using data collected from India, Mongolia and China’s Tibetan plateau, a team of international researchers that includes UM Professor Joel Berger have found a disturbing link between the global...

MonTECH Recreation Program Aims to Increase Access to Outdoors

MonTECH Recreation Program Aims to Increase Access to Outdoors

For the past several years, MonTECH Director Kathy Laurin and her staff have been compiling accessibility information for Montana public recreation lands. During the summer of 2013, Lee Bastian,...

Researchers Receive Nearly $350K in Grants from State Board

Researchers Receive Nearly $350K in Grants from State Board

Three out of a dozen new grants awarded Wednesday by the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology will go to the University of Montana to help support research capable of...

Supreme Court Justice O’Connor to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UM

Supreme Court Justice O’Connor to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UM

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will receive an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Montana at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the George and Jane Dennison...

Scientists Use New Approach to Reveal Function of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Scientists Use New Approach to Reveal Function of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Findings from a large-scale ice drilling study on the Greenland ice sheet by a team of University of Montana and University of Wyoming researchers may revise the models used to predict how ice...

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 23

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 23

University of Montana President Royce C. Engstrom will outline institutional priorities for the upcoming academic year during his annual State of the University address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23....

Researcher Teams with Ranchers to Create Beef Endurance Bar

Researcher Teams with Ranchers to Create Beef Endurance Bar

Omnibar – a new kind of energy bar hitting the market this fall – is the product of a meeting between a Blackfoot rancher looking for a new market for his grass-fed beef, and a former elite...

Griz Tennis, Volleyball Teams Earn Academic Awards

Griz Tennis, Volleyball Teams Earn Academic Awards

The Montana women's tennis and volleyball teams recently both earned academic recognition from their respective coaching organizations. Coach Steve Ascher's squad was named an Intercollegiate...

Acting Skills Propel Scholarship Winner into Broadcasting

Acting Skills Propel Scholarship Winner into Broadcasting

Nina Sveinson, winner of the Don Kinney Scholarship, says that this award for a student "who has a bright future in broadcasting" was a vote of confidence that came at just the right time. A...

UM Looks to Expand Research That Benefits Economic Growth

UM Looks to Expand Research That Benefits Economic Growth

Research aimed at product development could play an increased role at UM in coming years, as the University strives to become a top-tier research institution and an economic driver for the region....

Environmental Studies Student Publishes Guide to Aquatic Invaders

Environmental Studies Student Publishes Guide to Aquatic Invaders

Jen McBride, an environmental science graduate student, created a pocket guide titled “Aquatic Invasive Species Threatening the Crown of the Continent.” The tool aims to help identify and prevent...

Griz Football Team Shows Potential in First Practice

Griz Football Team Shows Potential in First Practice

Championship football teams are not built in a day, but Montana appears headed the right way. That according to second-year coach Mick Delaney, who watched his troops work through a spirited...

Speaker at Smokeless Tobacco Summit: 'Cowboys get cancer, too'

Speaker at Smokeless Tobacco Summit: 'Cowboys get cancer, too'

The seventh National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit is taking place at the University of Montana this week. The summit focuses on prevention and research about smokeless tobacco. Hundreds of...

Piece of History: Presidential Pen Part of UM's Mansfield Collection

Piece of History: Presidential Pen Part of UM's Mansfield Collection

With a stroke of a pen, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson on July 2, 1964. The act—one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in...

Religion Scholar at UM Chases Text Destruction in Ancient World

Religion Scholar at UM Chases Text Destruction in Ancient World

Nathaniel Levtow is one of a handful of scholars who can read the cryptic words engraved on tablets and boundary stones from the ancient Near East. This summer, the UM religious studies professor...

Missoula Lands at No. 7 on Top College Towns List

Missoula Lands at No. 7 on Top College Towns List

Missoula, home to the University of Montana, recently was named the No. 7 best college town in America for 2013 by Livability.com. For this fourth installment of the annual ranking, editors...

Rural Institute's Latest Research Takes Participatory Approach

Rural Institute's Latest Research Takes Participatory Approach

People with developmental disabilities are among those most likely to experience interpersonal violence, according to new research by Rosemary Hughes of The Rural Institute at UM and her...

UM Awarded a $1 Million Endowment for Nontraditional Student Scholarships

UM Awarded a $1 Million Endowment for Nontraditional Student Scholarships

The University of Montana recently received a $1 million grant to endow its Osher Reentry Scholarship Program. Osher re-entry scholars are for nontraditional students who have experienced a...

Research Project Details History of Ghost Cave at Pictograph State Park

Research Project Details History of Ghost Cave at Pictograph State Park

UM anthropology Associate Professor Kelly Dixon is among a team of volunteers documenting artifacts at Ghost Cave at Pictograph Cave State Park near Billings. The cooperative project aims to take...

Medical Residents Begin Rotations as Part of New Program

Medical Residents Begin Rotations as Part of New Program

A new medical residency program sponsored by the University of Montana kicked off this month and seeks to keep doctors in the state’s rural areas and bolster the availability and quality of care....

MMAC Celebrates 120 Years with Permanent Collection Handbook

MMAC Celebrates 120 Years with Permanent Collection Handbook

In celebration of the upcoming 120th anniversary of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, MMAC published “The Art of the State: 120 Artworks for 120 Years.” The handbook presents 120 carefully...

Children's Science Museum Moving to Downtown Missoula

Children's Science Museum Moving to Downtown Missoula

Does making a ball move without touching it, dissecting a sheep brain, making slime or controlling an underwater robot sound fun? All of those pursuits – and more – will be possible at spectrUM’s...

UM Team Develops App to Measure Heat Stress in Humans

UM Team Develops App to Measure Heat Stress in Humans

The limits of human endurance, and the study thereof, are challenged by many factors: physical and mental fitness, terrain, heat, even the willingness of a test subject to provide a rectal...

UM Researcher Finds Young Brains Harmed by Urban Air Pollution

UM Researcher Finds Young Brains Harmed by Urban Air Pollution

By all appearances, Maria Fernanda is a normal 13-year-old girl. She comes from a good family, lives in a neighborhood with trees and dogs and attends a good school. She has a high IQ and is...

Letter from President Engstrom: NCAA Concludes Investigation of UM Athletics

Letter from President Engstrom: NCAA Concludes Investigation of UM Athletics

Today the NCAA announced the conclusion of its investigation, begun in January 2012, into the University of Montana’s athletics department. The NCAA determined that we failed to monitor our...

A Library for the Ages: Mansfield Library Evolves with the Times

A Library for the Ages: Mansfield Library Evolves with the Times

Today’s Mansfield Library at the University of Montana is a far cry from 1895, when Mary Craig, the daughter of the University’s first president, presided over 187 books in UM’s first library. The...

UM Associate Professor Named Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year

UM Associate Professor Named Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year

The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants recently named University of Montana Associate Professor Joshua Herbold recipient of the 2013 Jack Kempner Outstanding Educator Award. The award...

Student-Athletes Total More Than 700 Hours of Community Service

Student-Athletes Total More Than 700 Hours of Community Service

The final tally shows that UM student-athletes spent more than 700 hours engaged in community service during the 2012-13 academic year. Those hours were spread out between dozens of causes, from...

UM Looks for ET: Radio Interview with UM Associate Professor Nate McCrady

UM Looks for ET: Radio Interview with UM Associate Professor Nate McCrady

NASA recently awarded a $1.125 million grant to researchers at the University of Montana to explore, among other things, whether there is life on other planets. UM will join with three other...

UM to Honor Five Distinguished Alums at Homecoming

UM to Honor Five Distinguished Alums at Homecoming

Five outstanding University of Montana graduates will receive 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities, Oct. 4-5. The awards are the highest honor presented by UM’s...

Google Gives Lesson in Geographic Programs to Teachers at UM Workshop

Google Gives Lesson in Geographic Programs to Teachers at UM Workshop

Google’s geographic programs have the potential to expand students’ knowledge of the planet and the stories of its many peoples, a presenter told educators at workshop on the University of Montana...

UM International Students Conduct Internships in D.C.

UM International Students Conduct Internships in D.C.

Students come to the University of Montana from around the world to earn an education, and many programs that sponsor international students require them to complete internships as part of their...

Program to Help Montana’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Program to Help Montana’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has expanded its campus entrepreneurship program to Montana with a partnership involving UM, Montana State University and Headwaters RC&D. A three-year, $2...

Study Suggests Loss of Sea Ice May Greatly Alter Arctic Climate

Study Suggests Loss of Sea Ice May Greatly Alter Arctic Climate

New published research by UM bioclimatology Assistant Professor Ashley Ballantyne models the influence of sea ice on the Arctic. Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations recently reached 400...

UM Pharmacy Student Makes Most of New Forbes Scholarship

UM Pharmacy Student Makes Most of New Forbes Scholarship

Butte native Haley Cote is the first recipient of the Dean David Forbes Scholarship, a scholarship the dean of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences funds himself. "Since I was...

Friend of the Osprey Founder Leaves Legacy at UM

Friend of the Osprey Founder Leaves Legacy at UM

UM osprey researchers have honored a member of the osprey-cam community by naming the two chicks being reared near Missoula in memory of Peggy Taylor Miles. She was an avid osprey-cam viewer and...

Professor Honored with Prestigious 2013 Aldo Leopold Award

Professor Honored with Prestigious 2013 Aldo Leopold Award

The American Society of Mammalogists recently awarded UM Wildlife Biology Professor and Craighead Chair Joel Berger the 2013 Aldo Leopold Conservation Award. The award honors well-established...

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