Biologists tag a bear in Glacier National Park

Get This Job: Bear Biologist

What does it take to research one of nature's most powerful creatures for a living? An education at the University of Montana and the tenacity of a mama grizzly, according to Backpacker magazine.

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University

UM Lands $1.8M Grant to Enhance Behavioral Health Services

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University recently were awarded a $1.8 million grant to enhance the ability of agencies throughout western Montana to meet the behavioral health...

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks to UM students

Microsoft President Brad Smith Addresses Business, Law Students

UM students connected with the leader of one of the world’s top companies during a Q&A session with Microsoft President Brad Smith on Oct. 9. During the event, which was organized by UM’s School...

Paul Gladen, left, and David Firth

From Oxford to UM, Old Pals Nurture Missoula’s Startup Scene

When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at...

UM student actors rehearse on new Globe Theatre stage

UM Drama Builds its Own Globe Theatre for 'As You Like It'

The interior of the Masquer Theatre will feel more like Shakespeare's Globe for his comedy, "As You Like It." For the first show in UM’s School of Theatre and Dance season, the crews have built a...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

UM faculty member Brandon Cooper

Researcher Lands $1.8M Grant to Study Intracellular Bacteria that Infect Most Insects

A new UM faculty member, Brandon Cooper, recently was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health to study how specific intracellular...

Gerber Elementary students and Griz football player Cooper Sprunk

Life-changing Trip Comes Together for Sprunk’s Pen Pals

What started with a simple pen pal exchange with a group of kids in California has blossomed into the trip of a lifetime that could inspire a new generation of college-bound students. This coming...

UM doctoral student Asia Riel

Doctoral Student Earns Two Fellowships to Conduct Research in France

UM chemistry graduate student Asia Riel has received a STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship. The Fellowship, offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, allows doctoral students from the U.S....

student works on laptop

UM’s MPA Program Ranked Among Top Affordable Online Programs

UM’s Master of Public Administration program was once again lauded as a top online program nationwide. AffordableColleges.com ranked UM’s MPA program No. 18 out of 50 in a review of schools across...

Payne Family Native American Center at UM

Sunrise Ceremony Begins American Indian Heritage Week at UM

When the light was still dim Monday morning, coffee-holding people came together outside of the Payne Family Native American Center to greet the sun and kick off a week of activities celebrating...

UM campus in fall

UM Listed Among Nation’s Top 150 Public Universities

UM ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook, UM tied for 113th place in the top national...

UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby

Professor Earns National Excellence in Fisheries Education Award

The American Fisheries Society recently recognized a UM professor with one if its top national awards. UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby was awarded the society’s Excellence in Fisheries...

A University of Montana-led team prepares a balloon launch in Wyoming before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Montana Research Group Harvests Stellar Eclipse Data

When the nation paused Aug. 21 to observe the spectacle of a total solar eclipse turning day to night across the middle of the country, research teams from Montana were busy gathering some of the...

UM campus

Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

UM Professor Tobin Miller Shearer teaches a new group of students on the first day of school

First Day of Classes Brings Butterflies, New Ideas at UM

Thursday was the first day of the school year at UM, and the signs of eager minds and a fresh start and mentoring filled the campus. Students opened to the first clean pages of their notebooks....

sunset over Missoula

Full Speed Ahead Into Fall Semester at UM

UM is looking forward to the arrival of students and the start of classes on Thursday, Aug. 31. Missoula is experiencing variable smoke from nearby fires, but there is no danger to campus.

UM student Skyler Anderson

UM Student Experience: My Nike Internship

UM student Skyler Anderson just completed a summer internship with Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. “My time in Nike's Skateboarding category was unlike anything I could have imagined,” she says. Read...

UM alumnus Dennis Eck and UM architect Jameel Chaudhry view construction at UM's LA Building

Couple Donates More Than $8 Million to Upgrade LA Building

Over the last three years, Dennis and Gretchen Eck have committed a total of $8.3 million to renovate UM’s Liberal Arts Building, Dennis Eck’s old stomping grounds as a political science and...

UM campus in fall

Student Survey Places UM Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

UM recently was named to the Princeton Review’s 2018 list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America.“The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition” was released in August. UM also was...

UM alumni finalists for Fulbright awards

Alumni Earn Fulbright Funding for Teaching Abroad

Three UM alumni are finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards to fund their teaching abroad. Julie Ammons, Ian Strahn and Sam Hines are eligible for Fulbright English Teaching Assistant...

University of Montana campus

Donors Support UM in Record-Breaking Numbers

Donors stepped up to support the University of Montana in a big way this year, topping $50 million for the fourth year in a row. At the close of fiscal year 2017, private support totaled $84.5...

Main Hall and Mount Sentinel

UM: Smooth Sailing With Latest Accreditation Review

UM has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932. The commission recently gave UM high marks during the culmination of its latest seven-year review by...

Maryfrances Shreeve and her son William C. Shreeve

A Tribute to Exemplary Educators: Gift Supports Two Academic Chairs

An anonymous donation to UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences has created two academic chairs, a first for the college and among the academy’s highest honors. The...

Rendition of Landsat 8 as passes over the Gulf of Mexico

Geosciences Department Receives Grant to Develop Remote Sensing Technologies

Researchers in UM’s Department of Geosciences received $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to study hydrology on Montana’s agricultural lands. The research...

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan pose on the Oval at UM

Japanese High School Students Engage in Exchange at UM

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan are visiting the University of Montana to participate in a two-week culture and language program hosted by UM’s English Language...

The UM Radiosonde Team prepares to launch

Montana Team to Livestream, Capture Data During Aug. 21 Eclipse

This August, UM will participate in a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream aerial video footage and gather scientific atmospheric data during the Great American Eclipse. A team of...

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences

Professor Earns Fulbright to Help Advance Education in Ukraine

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to travel to a school in Kyiv, Ukraine. Blank will...

UM's Davidson Honors College

UM Announces 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars

Twenty-three exceptional incoming UM freshmen have been awarded Presidential Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and...

SURP Student Matthew Justus, right, with Mentor Dr. Andrij Holian

Visiting Student Researches if Nanomaterials Contribute to Disease

During UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, visiting student Matthew Justus and Center for Environmental Health Sciences researchers are using hyperspectral imaging to identify whether...
An athletic training student works with a patient

UM Professor Receives Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

UM Professor Valerie Moody recently was selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipients. Moody is a professor in...

UM law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther together with their coach Klaus Sitte, an adjunct faculty member

Law Students Take Third at International Negotiation Competition

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther recently took third place at the International Negotiation Competition held in Oslo, Norway. The competition...

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold

UM Educator Named President of Statewide Accounting Association

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold was recently named the 2017-18 president of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors. He is the first educator to...

Visiting student Adam Lamphear , left, and his mentor, Dr. Christopher Migliaccio

Visiting Student Researches Gold Nanoparticles in Targeting Diseases

Visiting student Adam Lamphear is currently conducting research at UM with members of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences during UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. He research...
UM English Professor Kevin Canty

For UM English Professor, Teaching and Writing Novels Feed Each Other

The way Kevin Canty sees it, if you don’t really want to write — that is, if you won’t sit down and commit to it — there’s nothing he can do to make you better. And if you don’t read other...

UM journalism students in Japan

Journalism Students Return from Trip to Report on Nuclear Disaster in Japan

A group of UM journalism students recently returned from a trip to Fukushima, Japan, where they reported on the effects of the nuclear disaster following the Tohoki earthquake and tsunami that...

University of Montana Presidential Search

The Search for the Next President of the University of Montana

Visit the Presidential Search page on UM President’s Office website for updates on the search, timelines and the search committee member roster.

University of Montana campus

UM Receives Grant to Support Native American Faculty in STEM

A UM research team has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to promote professional success for Native American faculty in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The...

Visiting student Joseph Vorderbruggen with Mentor Dr. Donald Anderson

Visiting Student Researches Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

During UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, visiting student Joseph Vorderbruggen is researching the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials, including those made of gold and zinc oxide, while...

A picture of Main Hall on the UM campus

More Than 2,000 Montana Students Earn Scholarships from UM

Students at the University of Montana received $5 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year. The following Montana students are among the recipients of more than 2,000 scholarships...

A UM student engages with young children in a classroom setting

College Launches New Journal on Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at UM has launched a new journal on best practices in early childhood education. The Journal of Early Childhood Scholarship and...

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