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African-American Studies Marks First Graduating Class

UM celebrated its first cohort of graduating seniors with majors in African-American studies during Commencement on Saturday, May 13. For 49 years, UM students could take classes in...

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Tiger Experts Cross the Globe to Learn from Montana Biologists

The first thing you need to know about tigers: They like to eat bears. The second thing: They’re best studied in Missoula, Montana. Despite being half a planet away from the nearest wild tiger...

graduates celebrate at UM Commencement

2,122 UM Students Earn Degrees

UM had 2,122 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2017. The students listed here are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for spring semester 2017.

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the University of Montana

Psychology Doctoral Student Wins $15,000 Scholarship

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada recently selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

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UM ScholarWorks Reaches 1 Million Downloads

ScholarWorks, UM's online scholarly repository, has achieved a momentous milestone: 1 million downloads. The service is online at http://scholarworks.umt.edu. Managed by the Mansfield Library,...

Students interact during Bill McCaw's educational leadership class

College Students Attend Classes Via Remote-Control Stand-In Robots

Someone looking in on Bill McCaw’s educational leadership class at UM might see students talking in small groups, or peers helping each other on assignments. It’s an age-old classroom scene,...

UM forestry student John Parcell competes in a Woodsman Team event

Montana Woodsman a Cut Above the Rest

John Parcell spent a good chunk of his youth chopping wood, never suspecting it might someday factor in his fate. He grew up in Condon, and after enrolling at UM his love of the outdoors prompted...

UM researchers Andrea and Don Stierle

Berkeley Pit Water Leads to Groundbreaking Scientific Discovery

Organisms found in the Berkeley Pit's toxic water are leading to a scientific breakthrough, according to two UM professors. Andrea and Don Stierle paired together two fungi taken from pit water in...
Student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate Research

Student Researcher Studies Social Media Data for Health Promotion Project

Undergraduate student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster titled “Analysis of Factors Contributing to a Facebook Presence” at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate...

UM Foundation President and CEO Cindy Williams

UM Foundation Names New President and CEO

Cindy Williams has been named president and chief executive officer of the University of Montana Foundation, board chair Mary Olson announced May 15. Williams has been a leader on the foundation’s...

The Montana Rep cast rehearses before their trip to China

Montana Rep Brings Classic 'Mockingbird' to China

Since 1997, "To Kill A Mockingbird" has been the Montana Repertory Theatre's signature play. Now professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana is taking Harper Lee's classic tale...

UM softball team celebrates a win

Grizzly Softball Team Wins Big Sky Championship

Montana, in just its third season, used the pitching of tournament MVP Michaela Hood and a seven-run fourth inning to defeat top-seeded Weber State 9-5 in the Big Sky Conference championship game...

Zhibing Cara Zhou, UM graduate

UM Student Inspired by Grandfather, Stepdad to be Medical Doctor

Coming up on graduation, Zhibing "Cara"Zhou has a 4.0 grade point average at UM, and in August, she heads to medical school to become a doctor, melding the science that fuels her mind with the...

Lucile Speer, delegate to Montana Constitutional Convention, 1971-72, signs the Constitution on March 22, 1972.

Donor Creates New Faculty Position at UM to Honor Legendary Librarian

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, UM has its first endowed chair in the humanities. The new Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History honors Lucile Speer and her...

UM graduates make their way toward the stadium for Commencement

UM to Hold 120th Commencement May 13

UM’s 120th Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. UM alumna Jennifer Isern will be the featured speaker. Late UM President George Dennison...

UM School of Art students participate in an online group critique.

UM Launches New Online Art Degree

UM’s School of Art just launched a fully online art degree, which is the first of its kind in the state. The Bachelor of Arts in studio art gives students a diverse toolbox of skills important to...

UM Professor Harry Fritz

Professor Fritz Makes Another Attempt at Retirement

Harry Fritz is celebrating 50 years of teaching at UM and is apparently retiring this term, but either way he leaves a legacy of service not only for the university but for the state.

Late President Emeritus George Dennison

UM to Host Dennison Celebration of Life on Friday, May 12

Historian and educator George M. Dennison was UM’s longest-serving president from 1990 to 2010. The University and the Dennison family will honor the enduring impacts of his legacy during a...

MBA student Chase Anderson

MBA Student Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts

Graduating MBA student Chase Anderson is the recipient of the Marion McGill Smith School of Business Administration Humanitarian Award. The son of a Honduran immigrant, Anderson has always...

UM wildlife biology doctoral student Will Janousek

UM Student Earns US Fish and Wildlife Fellowship

A UM wildlife biology doctoral student recently earned a fellowship to study endangered species habitat along the Rio Grande River. Will Janousek received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s...

Heather Jurva, center, with an Elementary class at the Hangzhou New Century Foreign Language School

International Student Teaching Enhances Graduate's Success

International student teaching placements are a particularly strong draw for students in UM’s education program. Heather Jurva, a recent UM graduate in secondary English education, is a prime...

Geoscience Assistant Professor Payton Gardner works with a student

Griz Alumni Return as Faculty in Geosciences Department

Two new faculty members in UM’s Department of Geosciences, Payton Gardner and Hilary Martens, started their career on campus as undergraduates. Both earned Ph.D. degrees at other universities...

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at the University of Montana

Resource Conservation Student Wins Scholarship to Kyrgyzstan

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at UM, has won a Boren Scholarship, which provides $20,000 to study for a year in Kyrgyzstan. Anderson is majoring in resource conservation and minoring in wildlife...

UM mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley

UM Mathematics Professor to Receive Chancellor’s Award from Tech

Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter will present UM mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley with the Chancellor’s Medallion at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The...

UM students Madhu Jagdeeshan and Cheyenne Laue

Anthropology Students Earn AAUW Honors

Cheyenne Laue, a UM doctoral student in computational anthropology, recently was awarded the American Association of University Women’s American Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. A second...

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Students Continue Research with National Science Foundation Grants

Two biology students and a geography student from UM have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for their research. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are based on an...

UM student Kitiri McDunn

Sophomore Wins Critical Language Scholarship for Study in Russia

UM student Kitiri McDunn recently won a competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for an all-expenses-paid intensive summer language program in Russia this summer. McDunn...

Paul Gladen, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM

Gladen Named Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year

Paul Gladen, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, recently was named Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year by Gov. Steve Bullock. On April 24, Gov. Bullock announced the recipients of the...

Ph.D. student Dan Decato operates UM's single-crystal X-ray diffractometer

Ph.D. Student Maps Atomic Resolution of Molecules Using Rare Instrument

When UM chemistry Assistant Professor Orion Berryman created the region’s only small-molecule X-ray facility at UM in 2014, he just needed one more thing: someone to operate the diffractometer. UM...

UM student works in study lounge

UM Named Among Top Online Colleges for Students With Disabilities

The University of Montana has landed at No. 8 on a national list naming the top online schools for students with disabilities. UM also ranked No. 11 for being an affordable online college for...

UM student Brandon Staggs

Grad Students Head to Vegas for Business Analytics Conference

UM students Brandon Staggs and David Brewer spent a week in Las Vegas, where they, err, did a lot of homework. True story. They didn't party or swim. Instead they were part of the first UM team to...

UM political science major Isabel Langlois

UM Student Earns Newman Civic Fellowship

UM political science major Isabel Langlois has been honored as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, a one-year fellowship for community-engaged college students who attend Campus Compact institutions....

UM freshman Austin Haney plays his accordion on the Oval

The Keys to Happiness

University of Montana student Austin Haney often sits by the Grizzly Bear statue, serenading UM students with his accordion. “My fingers will fall off before I stop playing that instrument,” the...

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga interns at spring training

Athletic Training Student Interns at MLB Spring Training

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga recently had the opportunity to intern with the San Diego Padres at spring training in Arizona. One of only six students selected from a...

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Astronomy Professor: Cassini Mission Revealed Saturn’s Secrets

After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration. UM Professor Dan Reisenfeld, a scientist on the Cassini team, explains...

UM President Sheila Stearns and Dean Chris Comer inform student Rachel Dickson that she’s received a 2017 Udall Scholarship.

Biology, Environmental Studies Major Becomes UM’s 41st Udall Scholar

UM student Rachel Dickson recently won a 2017 Udall Scholarship, which will provide up to $7,000 to support her studies for the next academic year. Dickson is the University’s 41st Udall Scholar,...

student competitors celebrate their winnings

Students Awarded $50,000 at Annual Startup Competition

UM’s 28th Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge brought 16 student teams from across the state to compete for over $50,000 in prizes. Run by the UM School of Business Administration and...

Chef Jehangir Meta serves blended mushroom burgers on the UM Oval

Top Chefs Bring Mushroom Mania to UM

A group of fungus fanatics took to the UM campus on Wednesday to tout what they say is the food trend of the future: burgers blended with mushrooms. Two well-respected chefs, Lance Avery from...

UM biology Professor Doug Emlen

Biology Professor Stars in New Film About Nature’s Wildest Weapons

The research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen are the focus of a new hourlong BBC documentary titled “Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horns, Tusks and Antlers.” The program is slated...

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM

Physical Therapy Associate Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM, will spend the next academic year in Southeast Asia as an ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar. Laskin, who also is the director...

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Sixteen student competitors vied for $50,000 at the event he 28th annual statewide John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge held April 13 at UM. The event is hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad and...

UM student pharmacist Emily Kardash works at a recent health fair

UM Pharmacy Program Ranks No. 2 Nationally for Salary-Debt Ratio

UM's pharmacy school ranks No. 2 nationally for “providing students the best bang for their buck,” according to a prominent lender and student loan refinancing company. The SoFi company studied...

UM communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura

Professor Breaks New Ground on Counseling Trauma Survivors

Recent work by UM communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura is drawing national attention for her approach to incorporating research in interpersonal communication with the...

UM student Jed Syrenne

Neuroscience Major Becomes UM’s 17th Goldwater Scholar

UM student Jed Syrenne recently won a Goldwater Scholarship, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Syrenne is UM’s...

UM School of Journalism

Journalism Students Recognized with Prestigious Awards

Students from UM’s School of Journalism recently won a slate of awards, adding to the school’s reputation as one of the leading journalism schools in the country. “These awards continue to...

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