New Student Regent Brings Both MSU, UM Perspectives to Table

New Student Regent Brings Both MSU, UM Perspectives to Table

Zachary Rogala, 26, a graduate of Montana State University and currently a law student at University of Montana, has been appointed as the student regent by Gov. Steve Bullock. “I feel the...

Sophomore Explores Potential to Improve Lives Through Research

Sophomore Explores Potential to Improve Lives Through Research

UM sophomore Jameson Boslough is an aspiring microbiologist participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UM. “As a native Montanan, I’ve always appreciated the role of the...

Three Projects Receive UM Honors College Student-Faculty Research Awards

Three Projects Receive UM Honors College Student-Faculty Research Awards

The Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana recently selected three outstanding research projects for the annual $4,000 DHC Student-Faculty Summer Research Award. The three teams,...

Little Griz, Big Dreams: Youngsters Learn from Football Players at Camp

Little Griz, Big Dreams: Youngsters Learn from Football Players at Camp

How many grade schoolers would it take to defeat the University of Montana football team? That answer may never be known, but one thing is certain: UM would have been vastly outnumbered during the...

Grateful Nation Adds Sidney Man’s Name to Fallen Soldier Memorial at UM

Grateful Nation Adds Sidney Man’s Name to Fallen Soldier Memorial at UM

As Americans prepare to celebrate the 237th anniversary of U.S. independence, Grateful Nation Montana will engrave the name of Army Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde on the Grateful Nation Montana...

Economic Partnership CEO: UM?Business Plan Contest Shows City’s Potential

Economic Partnership CEO: UM?Business Plan Contest Shows City’s Potential

What do an heirloom tomato production facility, a social organizing mobile app and a food delivery business have in common? They were all prize-winning participants in the recent John Ruffatto...

UM Alumnus Eric Sprunk Named Nike's Next Chief Operating Officer

UM Alumnus Eric Sprunk Named Nike's Next Chief Operating Officer

University of Montana alumnus Eric Sprunk, currently the executive vice president of merchandising and product at Nike, will become the company’s chief operating officer, it was announced earlier...

UM Senior Delves into Cutting-Edge Research During Summer Program

UM Senior Delves into Cutting-Edge Research During Summer Program

As a pre-med student majoring in exercise science, UM senior Cara Saxon has always had a fascination with the intricate systems of the human body. This summer, she discovered a project that...

MMAC Summer Exhibitions Showcase Western Paintings, Photographs

MMAC Summer Exhibitions Showcase Western Paintings, Photographs

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana is displaying two exhibits: “A Hundred Years Later: Julius Seyler Among the Blackfeet” and “Richard Buswell: Close to Home” in the...

Animal CSI: Inside the Smithsonian's Feather Forensics Lab

Animal CSI: Inside the Smithsonian's Feather Forensics Lab

Carla Dove got her B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana in 1986. Now she works at the Smithsonian as an ornithologist and a forensic expert of sorts. But unlike most forensic...

Educators, Business Leaders Discuss Streamlining Path to Workforce

Educators, Business Leaders Discuss Streamlining Path to Workforce

Local education and business leaders gathered at Missoula College last week to discuss how best to instill essential trade skills in students along the path from high school to college to the...

Founder of Global Grizzlies Wraps Up Pharmacy Residency

Founder of Global Grizzlies Wraps Up Pharmacy Residency

With two weeks left in her pharmacy residency, Sadie Linford, a University of Montana graduate with a doctorate in pharmacy, has her sights set on working as an inpatient pharmacist in a hospital...

UM Teacher Candidates Travel to India for Student-Teaching Practicum

UM Teacher Candidates Travel to India for Student-Teaching Practicum

Three University of Montana teacher candidates recently returned from a 16-week student-teaching practicum in the Palni Hills of south India. UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and...

Study of Insect Bacteria Reveals Genetic Secrets of Symbiosis

Study of Insect Bacteria Reveals Genetic Secrets of Symbiosis

Mealybugs only eat plant sap, but sap doesn’t contain all the essential amino acids the insects need to survive. Luckily, the bugs have a symbiotic relationship with two species of bacteria to...

UM, Montana GEAR UP Offer Academic Summer Camp at Blackfeet Community College

UM, Montana GEAR UP Offer Academic Summer Camp at Blackfeet Community College

This week, middle school students from Montana’s GEAR UP partnering school districts are taking part in activities drawn from NASA’s educational database as they attend the five-day “STEM is Cool,...

Deputy Commissioner Discusses Two-Year Colleges, Future of Bitterroot College

Deputy Commissioner Discusses Two-Year Colleges, Future of Bitterroot College

Earlier this week, Bitterroot College in Hamilton became the last of the seven two-year colleges in the state to unveil its new name and logo. In a feature interview on Montana Public Radio,...

Flathead Lake Bio Station Finds Time Capsule During Renovation

Flathead Lake Bio Station Finds Time Capsule During Renovation

Time capsules were meant to be opened, and the one from 1967 discovered during the recent renovation of the Elrod Building at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station was. Now,...

Journalism Students, Faculty Continue to Shine in Emmy Competitions

Journalism Students, Faculty Continue to Shine in Emmy Competitions

During the past five years, students and faculty members in UM's School of Journalism have won 13 Emmy Awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences....

UM Athletes Lend a Hand at Campus Rec Youth Camps

UM Athletes Lend a Hand at Campus Rec Youth Camps

Campus Recreation’s Youth Camps program is underway at UM and the theme of the first week was football. The kids were surprised one morning with a visit from Griz football players who volunteered...

Student Involvement Guide Offers Introduction to Life at UM

Student Involvement Guide Offers Introduction to Life at UM

The University of Montana is more than an educational institution, it is a community. Students succeed in the classroom, get involved in activities across campus, and integrate themselves into the...

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Montana Leads Nation in Increasing College Grads with Two-Year Degrees

President Barack Obama set a goal early in his first term for the U.S. to turn out more college graduates than any other nation, but there hasn’t been much progress as most states have stumbled in...

Honors Student Takes Research to Next Level During Summer Program

Honors Student Takes Research to Next Level During Summer Program

As an aspiring medical student, Emilie Jacobsen is very interested in learning about and researching the effects of the physical, biological and chemical environments on human health. This summer,...

Summer Interns Conduct Climate Change Research in Montana

Summer Interns Conduct Climate Change Research in Montana

Fifteen Montana University System undergraduates have received summer internships to research climate science-related projects at sites throughout Montana. The Institute on Ecosystems students...

UM Grad Crissie Mchttp://cascade.umt.edu/entity/create.act?type=page#Mullan Shapes Local Food Movement

UM Grad Crissie McMullan Shapes Local Food Movement

UM graduate Crissie McMullan has become one of the most powerful driving forces in Montana’s food and agriculture movement. In 2003, she co-founded UM’s Farm to College Program, which helps...

UM Student Awarded State Department Scholarship to Intern in India

UM Student Awarded State Department Scholarship to Intern in India

Ruesha Hendricks, a senior premedical student at the University of Montana, recently was awarded the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the...

UM Forestry Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

UM Forestry Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

Incoming University of Montana forestry graduate student Anna Bergstrom recently was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowship provides three years of...

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Enters Sixth Year

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Enters Sixth Year

The Center for Environmental Health Sciences continues its rich tradition of providing undergraduate students with relevant experience in conducting biomedical research at UM. Through the Summer...

Women's golf came out on top in the increasingly competitive intra-departmental battle for academic supremacy with a GPA of 3.41

UM Student-Athletes Earn 3.02 GPA for Spring Semester

Montana student-athletes finished the spring with a semester GPA of 3.02. That left the athletic department's cumulative GPA, now at 3.08, above 3.0 for the 16th straight semester. Nine of...

UM Director of Tech Transfer Joe Fanguy is one of Missoula's Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40

Many of Missoula's Top Young Professionals Share Connection to UM

When the Missoulian newspaper recently named the area’s Top 20 Young Business Professionals Under 40, the list included men and women employed in a wide range of sectors. But one common theme...

Assistant Professor Mark Hebblewhite of UM’s Wildlife Biology Program is studying elk in the southern Bitterroot Valley

UM Researchers Delving into Secrets of Bitterroot Elk

In the mountain meadows on the southern edge of the Bitterroot Valley, wildlife researchers were all about being efficient as they stalked tiny elk calves hidden away by their mothers over the...

Graduates win two national Hearst journalism awards

Graduates win two national Hearst journalism awards

Recent UM journalism graduates Sam Wilson and Jessica Murri won first- and second-place honors, respectively, in the national Hearst Journalism Awards finals on June 6 in San Francisco. Wilson won...

Sports Network Says Washington-Grizzly Stadium Tops in FCS

Sports Network Says Washington-Grizzly Stadium Tops in FCS

Griz football opponents know all about Washington-Grizzly Stadium, and now one national publication does too. The Sports Network has named it the top stadium in the Football Championship...

UM Hires New Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

UM Hires New Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University has hired Eric Gutierrez as its new director of equal opportunity and affirmative action after an extensive nationwide search. He will begin his duties July 1. The director of the...

British Concept Album Inspires UM Media Arts Students’ Film

British Concept Album Inspires UM Media Arts Students’ Film

The filmmakers of “Subterranea” have cast western Montana’s documentary-friendly scenery against type, making it the setting of a psychological mystery drama with a hint of sci-fi. The movie, in...

Montana Repertory Theatre Receives Prestigious Grant

Montana Repertory Theatre Receives Prestigious Grant

The Shubert Foundation, an internationally respected organization benefitting the arts, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Montana Rep, UM’s professional touring theater company. The funds will...

Forestry College Celebrates 100 Years of Growth

Forestry College Celebrates 100 Years of Growth

With an eye on its future and respect for its past, UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation celebrates a century on campus this year. The cover story of UM’s alumni magazine, the Montanan, takes...

Director of Revered Wildlife Biology Program to Retire

Director of Revered Wildlife Biology Program to Retire

Dan Pletscher has worked at UM for 29 years, the past 19 as director of the Wildlife Biology Program. Under Pletscher’s watch the program now is ranked second nationally by Academic Analytics, and...

Journalism Student to Complete Summer Fulbright Program in UK

Journalism Student to Complete Summer Fulbright Program in UK

While many kids his age will likely spend their summers working odd jobs to keep pace with tuition payments, Polson native Peregrine Frissell is off to the United Kingdom in July to engage in a...

‘Brain Scoop’ YouTube Star Lands Cool New Job in Chicago

‘Brain Scoop’ YouTube Star Lands Cool New Job in Chicago

Emily Graslie, the 23-year-old UM graduate who became a YouTube sensation with her “The Brain Scoop” videos for the University’s Zoological Museum, has landed a new job as curiosity correspondent...

Irish College Honors Molloy for Building UM Ties With Emerald Isle

Irish College Honors Molloy for Building UM Ties With Emerald Isle

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, a 1976 graduate of the UM School of Law, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University College Cork in Ireland. He will be honored for leading judicial...

MonTEC President Joe Fanguy Leads Business Incubator Improvements

MonTEC President Joe Fanguy Leads Business Incubator Improvements

Joe Fanguy, UM director of technology transfer, led University efforts to take on full management of the MonTEC business incubator in 2011. MonTEC now has an anchor tenant in Rivertop Renewables,...

UM Athletic Training Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

UM Athletic Training Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

Taking the national Board of Certification Exam for the Athletic Trainer is a daunting undertaking with an average first-time passing rate between 60 and 80 percent. But on May 6, eight UM...

Leaders Gather at UM for Conference on Native American Education

Leaders Gather at UM for Conference on Native American Education

Educators from Indian Country and beyond gathered at the University of Montana on Thursday, launching a two-day seminar focused on the state of Native American education and efforts to drive it...

NBC News Veteran, Journalism Alum Don Oliver Passes Away

NBC News Veteran, Journalism Alum Don Oliver Passes Away

University of Montana School of Journalism graduate, professor and friend Don Oliver died May 28 in Spokane, Wash. Don was a Billings native who rose to prominence covering many of the seminal...

UM Retirees: Professor Unger Leaves Legacy at UM

UM Retirees: Professor Unger Leaves Legacy at UM

Kay Unger earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and joined the Department of Economics at UM in 1978. Professor Unger was a successful and popular teacher, and her research, which was...

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