UM graduate Jolene Glueckert

Wildlife Biologist with Rare Disease Hopes to Inspire Children

This Saturday, Jolene Glueckert will graduate with a degree in wildlife biology. Even just last year, Glueckert was far away from reaching this milestone with the College of Forestry and...

UM students in mortar boards at their Commencement ceremony

UM Commencement Set for May 14

UM will graduate more than 3,000 students this spring, and most of those will participate in the 119th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Academy...

students exit the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Accounting Students Have Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate in State

The numbers have been crunched and the results are in for the annual report of Certified Public Accountant exam pass rates. Accounting students in UM's School of Business Administration who took...

UM student Mariah McIntosh

Student Wins Honorable Mention in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

UM student Mariah McIntosh recently earned an honorable mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering....

UM researcher Robert Smit

Researcher Lands CAREER Grant to Improve Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to identify the chemical makeup of a given sample, and UM researcher Robert Smith just earned funding that may improve the process. Smith, a UM computer...

ariah McIntosh (left) and Clare Vergobbi, UM students and Udall Scholarship receipents

Students Win Udall Scholarship Competitions

Two UM students recently were honored with Udall Scholarships. Mariah McIntosh and Clare Vergobbi both won full scholarships, marking the 39th and 40th times a UM student earned this prestigious...

glass windows of the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Receives $1 Million Toward Endowed Professorship

UM announced it has received a $1 million donation toward an endowed professorship in finance. The donation comes from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on behalf of the late Carol Jean Byrnes.

students in class at UM

Current Students: Register for Fall Semester Before Leaving for Summer Break

Registration for fall semester at UM is underway. Current students should with their academic adviser and register before leaving for summer break. Find your adviser at http://bit.ly/1NkcC12

Brad Allen, director of UM's School of Art, works in UM's Fab-Lab

UM Fab Lab Puts Scientific, Manufacturing Equipment in Artists' Hands

UM’s Fab-Lab is a fabrication laboratory on campus that puts equipment and machinery more traditionally used by manufacturers and scientists into the hands of artists. At UM, the seed for the lab...

UM student John Parcell participates in the Western Collegiate Stihl Timbersports Qualifier

Forestry Major the Best in the West for College Timbersports

In the track and field meets axes and chainsaws world of college timbersports, John Parcell can now be called the best in the West. The 20-year-old forestry major from Condon represented the...

Thomas Crady

UM Hires New VP for Enrollment, Student Affairs

UM has hired a new vice president for enrollment and student affairs. Thomas Crady, vice president for enrollment management at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, will start his...

Professor Blakely Brown talks with Glen Skipper, Te Moeone project coordinator, about seed banking efforts in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Professor on Exchange in New Zealand to Explore Native Health Collaborations

Blakely Brown, professor of community health and prevention sciences in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UM, is in the midst of a four-month international faculty exchange in New...

Beverly Edmond, UM's new interim provost

UM Hires Interim Provost

The University of Montana has appointed Beverly C. Edmond to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2016-17 academic year. She will succeed Provost Perry Brown, who will...

UM English faculty member Amy Ratto Parks

English Faculty Member Wins National Poetry Contest

A UM faculty member’s poem rose to the top of more than 50 submissions from across the country in the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences Poetry Contest.

UM music student Emily Silks

Sound Inspires Music Student Born with Severe Hearing Impairment

Emily Silks was born 95 percent hearing impaired. Now, she's a percussion performance major at UM, a musician in the community, and she's an organist, composer, singer, artist, and ukulele player.

UM Researcher Doug Emlen on a mountaintop

UM Researcher Doug Emlen Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doug Emlen, a UM biology professor, researcher and evolutionary biologist, recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Emlen is one of 213 new members who constitute the...

UM alumnus William Finnegan surfing at Cloudbreak, Fiji, in 2005

Recent Pulitzer Winner Shares About His Experience at UM

This past Monday, UM almunus William Finnegan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his memoir, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life." The 63-year-old New Yorker staff writer said in an email his time in...

UM Associate Professor Rebecca Bendick

Researcher Creates Natural Resource Disaster Website for Missoula

If you've ever wondered what risks western Montanans face when it comes to natural disasters, there is now a website for that. "Hazard Ready" was developed at the University of Montana and...

a dancer performs at UM's 46th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration

Generations Gather at UM for Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow

Eye-popping colors swirled and drums reverberated throughout Dahlberg Arena as thousands came to the 48th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow at the University of Montana on Friday and Saturday.

UM adjunct instructor Iva Cross teaches

Native American Sign Language Studies Flourish at UM

Kelli Hobi is studying Native American sign language at the University of Montana, and not just to communicate. "Learning about culture is the main thing," Hobi said.

UM student Abretia Crandell stands with Teresa Branch, UM vice president for student affairs

UM Names Student Employee of the Year

An exercise science major who works for Campus Recreation is UM’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. Abretia Crandell, a UM senior from Kalispell who works at UM’s Fitness and Recreation Center as...

students walk outside the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM’s New Master’s in Data Analytics Takes Off

Data is all around us we need someone to read it. That is where University of Montana’s new masters of business analytics comes into play.

UM students Nicky Ouellet, left, and Katy Spence

Students Awarded Fellowships to Tell Crown of the Continent Stories

UM’s School of Journalism has awarded two student-mentor teams fellowships to tell richer stories about climate change, communities and conservation in the Crown of the Continent.

UM researcher Justin Angle

Mascots Can Reinforce Stereotypes, UM Researcher Finds

UM assistant professor Justin Angle along with partners from the University of Washington and Washington State University recently conducted the research on ethnic brand imagery. 

UM senior Sarah Harmsworth, UM graduate student Adam Sears and Hellgate High School student David Harmsworth.

Music Student Trio Takes Third in National Competition

Two UM School of Music students and one Missoula Hellgate High School student recently won third place at the Music Teachers National Association’s Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition in...

Shakespeare First Folio, 1623

UM to Be Exclusive Montana Host Site of Shakespeare’s First Folio

As good luck would have it – words penned by William Shakespeare – a rare opportunity to see the actual book that contains the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is coming to...

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM

Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator Wins National Award

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM, recently was named the 2016 recipient of the Clean Energy and Empowerment Education (C3E) Award from the U.S. Department of...

UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason

Honors College Students Win STEM Research Awards

UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason recently won awards in the STEM category for their poster presentations at the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council Conference held in Riverside,...

UM student Mackenzie Lombardi

UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Mackenzie Lombardi, a communications and political science major at UM, recently was named a Newman Civic Fellow. She is one of 10 students across Montana to earn the honor.

Wright holds a nestling Whitehead’s broadbill in Borneo

Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

In groundbreaking new work, Natalie Wright, a postdoctoral fellow at UM, has discovered a predictable trend in the evolution of bird shape. Her research showing that birds on islands have evolved...

Jack Stanford sitting on the edge of Flathead Lake

Biological Station Director Retires After Amazing Career

During five decades, Jack Stanford shaped the Flathead Biological Station into a world-class research facility for freshwater ecology, and now the new director, Jim Elser, prepares to continue the...

Researcher Jesse Johnson in his office

Geothermal Heat Contributes to Greenland Ice Melt

An international team that includes UM ice-sheet modeler and computer science Professor Jesse Johnson has learned that the Earth’s internal heat enhances rapid ice flow and subglacial melting in...

A picture of the Gallagher Business Building

UM Programs Help Grow Montana Businesses

The Montana World Trade Center is just one of several programs that are powerful partners for Montana businesses. Others include Blackstone LaunchPad and the Montana Technology Enterprise Center.
graphic showing top search terms and site visits on UM home page

Montana Kaimin: Homeslices Like UM's Home Page

UM’s home page is looking pretty sleek these days, with large visuals and clear navigation portals that take you to parts unknown, or into the nitty-gritty of UM’s online presence.

Media Arts student Tom Attwater poses with a special effects moose.

UM Media Arts Students Gain Professional Film Experience

UM School of Media Arts Professor Andrew Smith, working with his twin brother Alex Smith, recently completed principal photography on “Walking Out” with help from 12 media arts students who gained...

Ya Ha Tinda elk herd

Professor Earns New Funding to Continue World’s Longest-Running Elk Study

UM ungulate habitat ecology Associate Professor Mark Hebblewhite recently received a $435,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a 15-year study of migratory elk in Alberta,...

Fatima Sadiqi is the keynote speaker at the Central and Southwest Asia Conference at UM this week

Conference Speaker: Women Have Fought for Change in Morocco

This week, author, linguist and Harvard fellow Fatima Sadiqi is in Missoula as a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference at the University of Montana. This year,...

UM student Lillian Alvernaz

UM Law Student Wins Congressional Udall Internship

A UM law student is among a select group of students to earn the Udall Native American Congressional Internship this summer in Washington, D.C. Lillian Alvernaz and 11 other American Indian and...

esearchers Alex Santos, Tom Rau and Sarj Patel (standing left to right) test the extent of brain injuries in their lab

UM Researchers Use Biomarkers to Reveal Brain Injuries

Two UM researchers in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy are working to change the way we treat mild traumatic brain injuries. Research Assistant Professors Sarj Patel and Tom Rau have made some...

Melissa McCoy, left, and Anne Bailey

Award-winning Editor, Digital Producer Named Pollner Professors

A former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times and a multimedia documentarian will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of Montana School of Journalism in...

UM student Stephanie Parker releases a bird at UM's Flight Lab

Groundbreaking Research at UM Flight Lab Comes Out of Simple Tasks

Only a handful of universities across the country have flight labs, and UM is among them. The laboratory opened in 1988, and it's grown into a 12,000-square-foot space with indoor labs, four...

Business students exiting the building

School of Business Administration to Offer Master’s in Business Analytics

The School of Business Administration at UM will help meet a growing workforce need when it launches its new master’s degree in business analytics this fall. The Master of Science degree, a joint...

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition at the University of Montana School of Music

UM Professor Wins Annual Composers’ Competition

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition in UM’s School of Music, became the first woman to win the Land’s End Ensemble’s Composer Competition. The Land's End Ensemble, dedicated to...

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