UM Retirees: Chef Siegel Spiced Up Culinary Arts Program

UM Retirees: Chef Siegel Spiced Up Culinary Arts Program

Chef Thomas Siegel began his career at UM in 1978 in Dining Services, where he served 31 dedicated years in various roles, eventually culminating his service there as executive chef. In 2009, Chef...

UM Researchers Monitor Osprey Soap Opera

UM Researchers Monitor Osprey Soap Opera

The drama at Missoula-area osprey nests continues this season with a stolen nest, a tragic death, a jealous mate and - just this week - the hatching of eggs. University of Montana biologist Erick...

UM student Joseph McMahon won first place overall in the  24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at UM.

Mobile App Developer Takes Top Prize in UM Business Plan Competition

A true sign of the times, mobile app developers took the top prizes in the 24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana. The competition, which is sponsored by...

Determination, Experience Propel UM Alum to National Leadership Role in Indian Education

Determination, Experience Propel UM Alum to National Leadership Role in Indian Education

As director of the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C., UM alumnus Joyce Silverthorne helps craft successful education policy that meets the needs of Native students across the country....

UM Retirees: Koontz Always Greeted Jesse Hall Students with a Smile

UM Retirees: Koontz Always Greeted Jesse Hall Students with a Smile

Shelley Koontz dedicated 12 years to UM. From 2009 until 2013, Shelley served as Jesse Hall’s administrative assistant. She was the smiling face that welcomed new students every year, and she went...

UM Professor Kerry Foresman

UM Retirees: Foresman Educated a Generation of Wildlife Biologists

Kerry Foresman has been a cornerstone of the Division of Biological Sciences and Wildlife Biology faculty for nearly 30 years. He has educated an entire generation of wildlife biologists in...

UM Provost Perry Brown

UM Fills Provost Position

The University of Montana has named its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. The University announced Friday that Perry Brown, UM interim provost since 2010, has been named to the...

Photo by Irving Penn, Beatrice Simpson (C), New York, 1949, Copyright by The Irving Penn Foundation

UM Children's Trauma Center Receives Donation from Magazine Editor

The National Native Children’s Trauma Center at the University of Montana has received a donation from a former editor of Vogue magazine as an expression of support for the center's longstanding...

Jim Messina Delivers UM's 2013 Commencement Address

Jim Messina Delivers UM's 2013 Commencement Address

Jim Messina, the architect of President Barack Obama’s successful campaign for re-election, was the featured speaker during the University of Montana’s 116th Commencement ceremonies held Saturday,...

UM Native News Honors Project to Publish ‘Vast Expenses’ May 25

UM Native News Honors Project to Publish ‘Vast Expenses’ May 25

The University of Montana School of Journalism’s Native News Honors Project will publish its 22nd edition on Saturday, May 25. The publication, titled “Vast Expenses,” will be inserted inside...

UM School of Law Commencement Slated for Saturday, May 25

UM School of Law Commencement Slated for Saturday, May 25

Immediate past president of the American Bar Association Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will deliver the Commencement speech during the University of Montana School of Law graduation ceremony at 10...

UM Considers East Broadway Location for Missoula College

UM Considers East Broadway Location for Missoula College

University of Montana administrators are considering two sites for the new Missoula College building, President Royce C. Engstrom announced May 16. In addition to the South Campus site, UM will...

UM Hosts Free Blue Mountain Observatory Public Nights

UM Hosts Free Blue Mountain Observatory Public Nights

Explore planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies during eight upcoming free public observing nights at the Blue Mountain Observatory. The events are family-friendly, and children are...

Steven McDaniel and Jaydene Topenio McDaniel will leave for a Chateaubriand Fellowship in France in early September.

UM Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to Conduct Research in France

Two University of Montana students have earned Chateaubriand Fellowships to carry out collaborative research in a French laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand. Steven McDaniel is a graduate student in...

UM Looking to Hire First Women's Softball Coach

UM Looking to Hire First Women's Softball Coach

The job announcement for Montana’s first softball coach was recently posted on the UM human resources website. Montana won’t begin playing until the spring of 2015. That date may still sound...

Award to Study Hospital Discharge Process in Rural Montana

Award to Study Hospital Discharge Process in Rural Montana

University of Montana researchers, in partnership with Missoula’s Providence St. Patrick Hospital, will use a new funding award to investigate how the hospital discharge process affects the...

Popular Backroads of Montana Program Takes Viewers Across State

Popular "Backroads of Montana" Program Takes Viewers Across State

With the enthusiasm those who make the “Backroads of Montana” bring to every episode, squeezing their stories into a half hour is challenging. The program is one of the most popular MontanaPBS...

University Dining Services Receives National Sustainability Award

University Dining Services Receives National Sustainability Award

University Dining Services at the University of Montana recently received a gold medal in the 2013 Sustainability Awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services. The...

English Language Institute at UM Celebrates 20 Years

English Language Institute at UM Celebrates 20 Years

The English Language Institute of the Office of International Programs at the University of Montana recently celebrated of 20 years on campus. The program, which currently serves 250 students from...

UM Announces 2013 Presidential Leadership Scholars

UM Announces 2013 Presidential Leadership Scholars

University of Montana Presidential Leadership Scholarships have been awarded to 24 exceptional incoming UM freshmen. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership...

UM Pharmacogenetics Research Team Establishes Trust First

UM Pharmacogenetics Research Team Establishes Trust First

Trust, understanding and respect. Those are three vital foundation components for medical research in Indian Country. That is the route UM School of Pharmacy researchers and the Montana Cancer...

the 1972 UM track team will be inducted in the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame

Newest Inductees to Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame Announced

Former University of Montana women's soccer star Courtney (Mathieson) Jenkins and UM's Big Sky Conference champion 1972 men's track team will be inducted into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame this...

Effort, Attitude Spell Success for Bitterroot College Graduate

Effort, Attitude Spell Success for Bitterroot College Graduate

Clark Sisler was in his late 40s, severely injured and unemployed with a family to support when he decided to enroll at Bitterroot College in 2010. On Friday afternoon, Sisler will graduate and...

Class of 2013: Wildlife Biology Grad Trades Office for Outdoors

Class of 2013: Wildlife Biology Grad Trades Office for Outdoors

After a 17-year career selling cars, bookkeeping and running an office in Seattle, Tracy Wendt is lined up to graduate with the University of Montana’s Class of 2013. Except she won’t be lining...

UM Student Selected for Prestigious Saxophone Symposium

UM Student Selected for Prestigious Saxophone Symposium

University of Montana student Charlotte Leung recently was selected for the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium. The event, which will be held in late July, is highly selective and...

Tag, Share Your UM Commencement Photos This Weekend

Tag, Share Your UM Commencement Photos This Weekend

Join the University of Montana Commencement celebration using the hashtag #umontana2013 on Twitter and Instagram. Tag your photos of this weekend's Commencement activities and follow the Alumni...

UM’s 116th Commencement Scheduled for May 18

UM’s 116th Commencement Scheduled for May 18

Nearly 3,000 graduates and degree candidates are invited to participate in the University of Montana’s 116th Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The general...

Former Griz Applies Hoops Lessons to Academics

Former Griz Applies Hoops Lessons to Academics

When Bryan Ellis graduated from high school, he couldn’t perform division. This summer he’ll receive a doctorate in sociology from Howard University. It’s difficult to appreciate where the former...

Student Documentary Premieres

"Guns in the Big Sky: Montana's Gun Culture," a student-produced documentary program that explores the role of guns in Montana's culture, will premiere on MontanaPBS in May.

UM Scientist Helps Develop New Drought Monitoring Tool

UM Scientist Helps Develop New Drought Monitoring Tool

A team of scientists, including University of Montana Professor Steven Running, have developed the Drought Severity Index, which uses NASA satellite imagery to better localize drought conditions....

 University of Montana assistant professors Tobin Shearer and Daisy Rooks

UM Assistant Professors Win Annual Cox Educational Excellence Award

University of Montana assistant professors Daisy Rooks and Tobin Shearer will receive the 2013 Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award at UM’s 116th Commencement on Saturday, May 18....

TEDx coming to UMontana in September

TEDx coming to UMontana in September

The first TEDxUMontana event will be held Sept. 19, 2013, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center at the University of Montana. TEDxUMontana will feature some of the best...

DOJ Wraps Up Investigation, Praises UM's Progress, President Engstrom

DOJ Wraps Up Investigation, Praises UM's Progress, President Engstrom

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed the resolution of two investigations into the University of Montana’s handling of allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and we...

Dining Services Goes Down the Rabbit Hole for Final Omelet Bar

Dining Services Goes Down the Rabbit Hole for Final Omelet Bar

The omelet bar in the University of Montana Food Zoo is always reason for celebration, but the last omelet bar of the year marks a special occasion as University Dining Services selects a theme...

UM Students Score in 94th Percentile Nationally on Business Major Field Test

UM Students Score in 94th Percentile Nationally on Business Major Field Test

Students in the University of Montana's School of Business Administration continue to knock the Business Major Field Test out of the park. Thirty-one students graduating with the spring 2013 class...

UM Students Win National Honors in Russian Essay-Writing Contest

UM Students Win National Honors in Russian Essay-Writing Contest

The University of Montana Russian Program continues to shine this year, with two students recently capturing top prizes in a national Russian-language essay contest. Dakota Whisler received a...

UM Ranked Among Top Peace Corps Master’s International Programs

UM Ranked Among Top Peace Corps Master’s International Programs

The University of Montana ranks No. 7 on the Peace Corps’ 2013 list of top Master’s International programs. There are now 17 UM Master’s International students making a difference overseas through...

Native American Grad Students Travel to India for Research Exchange

Native American Grad Students Travel to India for Research Exchange

Three University of Montana graduate students will depart for India on May 14 to work with Indian students and faculty on a research exchange. The three UM students, all Native Americans, will...

New York Magazine Offers Recommendations for Missoula Visitors

New York Magazine Offers Recommendations for Missoula Visitors

New York Magazine recently featured Missoula its weekend travel section, The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan. The article “Explore City and Country in Missoula” offers recommendations on lodging,...

Three UM Football Players Named to Hampshire Honor Society

Three UM Football Players Named to Hampshire Honor Society

The University of Montana's Sam Gratton, Josh Harris, and Peter Nguyen were recently named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society. The NFF recognized 703 seniors from across...

Eight UM Students Offered Fulbright Research, Teaching Scholarships

Eight UM Students Offered Fulbright Research, Teaching Scholarships

Eight undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Montana have received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year.The Fulbright Program is the flagship...

Oil Boom Drives Rapid Population Growth in Northeastern Montana

Oil Boom Drives Rapid Population Growth in Northeastern Montana

Newly released county population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show significant growth in Montana’s northeastern oil patch, according to a University of Montana researcher. Jim Sylvester,...

Eliza Allison is the recipient of the 2013 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship.

2013 Kimmitt Internship Goes to UM Political Science Student

Eliza Allison, a University of Montana senior from Helena, will work in Washington, D.C., this summer as the recipient of the 2013 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship. Allison, who will...

UM Student Wins International Business Competiton

UM Student Wins International Business Competiton

More than 1,600 students from all over the world recently competed in the semiannual Capsim Challenge to see who has the corporate intellect to be a winning CEO. University of Montana School of...

Winter in the Blood

Associate Professor's Movie Selected for LA Film Fest

A film co-directed by UM Associate Professor Andrew Smith and his twin brother, Alex, has been selected to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. “Winter in the Blood” is based on a...

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