“Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder

UM Announces 2013 First-Year Reading Experience Book

The University of Montana has selected “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder as the 2013 First-Year Reading Experience book. The nonfiction book recounts the work of...

Study: Nonresident Visitors Spent $3.27 Billion in Montana in 2012

Study: Nonresident Visitors Spent $3.27 Billion in Montana in 2012

Estimates produced by The University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research show that 10.8 million people visited Big Sky Country, an increase of 2 percent from 2011. Spending...

UM Journalism Students Sweep Regional Competition

UM Journalism Students Sweep Regional Competition

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded University of Montana journalism students 14 first-place awards and 13 second- and third-place awards at the regional SPJ competition in Spokane,...

UM student named Truman Scholar

UM Student Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

University of Montana junior Rebecca Boslough recently won the national Truman Scholarship. The prestigious award provides top U.S. university student leaders up to $30,000 for graduate or...

University Players Present 10-Minute Play Festival

University Players Present 10-Minute Play Festival

The University Players will present their annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the University of Montana on Thursday and Friday, April 18-19. The festival starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the...

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park

UM Researchers Study Photosynthetic Bacterial Life

Every year, millions of visitors to Yellowstone National Park traverse the boardwalk of Grand Prismatic Hot Spring to observe the pool’s boiling blue center. For the past few years, those tourists...

snowshoe hares

Climate Change Holds Consequences for Wildlife

The predicted decrease of winter snowpack due to climate change might inconvenience winter recreationists, but for mammals that change coat color during the cold months to blend in and survive,...

UM Students Win Goldwater, Udall Scholarships

UM Students Win Goldwater, Udall Scholarships

Two University of Montana students recently received prestigious national scholarships. Kim Ledger won a Goldwater Scholarship for her research titled “Biogeographic Investigation of Exotic...

Professor Takes to Tibetan Plateau for Yak Study

There are around 14 million domestic yaks in the world, but nobody knows how many wild yaks there are. They're a vulnerable species. UM Professor Joel Berger lead an expedition to the Tibetan...

UM Professor Jakki Mohr

The Business of Biomimicry

Jakki Mohr found her most recent academic inspiration from a humpback whale.That might seem odd considering that for the past 25 years — 15 of those at The University of Montana’s landlocked...

UM Associate Professor Kelly Dixon

UM Archaeology Class Digs Deep into Missoula History

Local lore claims that downtown Missoula has quite the history—underground. It's a subject that has caught, and held, the attention of Missoulians for decades. In an attempt to document that lore,...

Student Documentary: Guns in the Big Sky

Student Documentary: Guns in the Big Sky

From ranchers who use guns to manage their livestock to survivors of a 1986 Montana school shooting, this student-produced documentary program explores the role of guns in Montana's culture. The...

II2013 – Innovation and Imagination 2013 at UM

Events Celebrate Innovation at UM

Innovation and imagination are the cornerstones of research and creative scholarship at the University of Montana. UM is celebrating research, creative scholarship and entrepreneurship during...

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