Orrin Tiberi, third from left, a 2009 UM graduate in anthropology and international development studies, stands with his monitoring and evaluation team

International Development Studies Minor Propels Students into Global Careers

UM students now have more connections to global careers through the international development studies minor. The freestanding minor brings together UM faculty members’ networks full of...

Dean Chris Shook and business senior Nikki Gabrielsen

Dean for a Day Puts Student in Charge of UM Business School

If you could be dean for a day, what would you do? UM College of Business senior Nikki Gabrielsen got to answer that question on Nov. 29, when the winner of the college’s second annual Dean for a...

Dana Fitz Gale

Alumna, Instructor, Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

A UM alumna, instructor and current doctoral student recently received a prestigious literary award for her novel-in-progress. Dana Fitz Gale earned her MFA in creative writing in 2013 and...

Reinstallation of a Sliding Glass Door, an installation floor piece

Shattered Glass, Endangered Species Ceramics at Faculty Exhibition

Broken glass installations, ceramics about endangered species, and experimental photography, all with a conceptual heft, are on display at the University of Montana Faculty Exhibition. The show,...

Joe Janssen, left, director of the Heavy Equipment Operation Program at Missoula College, guides a student during the final phases of trail reconstruction.

Missoula College Students Revive Big Sky Park Trail

UM students recently completed a 1.7-mile trail restoration project at Big Sky Park, ensuring many more years of recreational use for the community. The park, located north of Big Sky High School,...

Taiwanese friend swims in a channel

Cultural Exchange in Taiwan Leaves Lasting Impression on UM Student

It is the simple interactions and the spontaneous connections that University of Montana student Sarah Bortis will remember from her nine weeks spent studying abroad in Taiwan this past summer.

UM piano students

Piano Students Selected to Present Research at National Conference

Four students majoring in piano at UM’s School of Music recently were selected to present their research on the pianist’s left hand at the Music Teachers National Association Conference in...

UM Professor Doug Emlen holds a rhinoceros beetle

UM Professor’s Animal Weaponry Research Featured on ‘NOVA’ Episode

MontanaPBS will broadcast an episode of the popular “NOVA” science program that explores the research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. The episode,...

Gallagher Business Building at UM

School of Business Administration Becomes College of Business

The Montana University System Board of Regents has voted to rename UM’s School of Business Administration to the College of Business. The unanimous vote took place at the Board of Regents meeting...

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Regents Unanimously Approve Selection of UM’s Next President

The Montana Board of Regents unanimously gave its stamp of approval Nov. 16 for Seth Bodnar to become the University of Montana’s next president. Bodnar will begin his new duties in January...

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Professor’s Textbook Nominated for Prestigious PROSE Award

“Methods in Stream Ecology,” a two-volume textbook co-edited by UM Professor Ric Hauer, is up for consideration for a prestigious PROSE Award, an annual accolade that recognizes the best in...

Business students receive a check from D.A. Davidson vice president Brad Cederberg

Business Students Earn D.A. Davidson Investment Award

Ten students from UM’s School of Business Administration received the Fred Dickson Memorial Award for their investments from Missoula-based financial services firm D.A. Davidson & Co.

Louis, incubating eggs on the left, and Iris

Montana Osprey Project Brings Knowledge, Drama to Fans Worldwide

For the past decade, the UM-based Montana Osprey Project has used ospreys to learn about the health of our streams, rivers and lakes, as well as bring information about our environment to...

Bill VanSickle speaking on a UM stage

Entrepreneur Shares Business Success Stories with Students

UM School of Business Administration alumnus Bill VanSickle built three highly successful companies from scratch. He shared his secrets as part of the Gilkey Executive Lecture Series.

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Medieval Art Scholar Reveals ‘Dance of Death’ Murals

UM English Professor Ashby Kinch, a scholar of late medieval literature and art, discusses how death was once much more active in daily lives and reflected in art of the period.

Theodore “Ted” Catton, an associate research professor of history at UM

Professor’s 'Rainy Lake House' a Remarkable Work of Frontier Nonfiction

Theodore “Ted” Catton, an associate research professor of history at UM, captures the frontier-era clash of Euro-centric white cultures struggling for control over a Western vast landscape...

2017 Pinecone Award winners

UM Websites, Web Managers Earn Pinecone Awards

The votes are tallied and the winners selected in UM’s annual Pinecone Awards contest, which invites web users to select the University’s best websites. UM’s Information Technology started the...

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Davidson Honors College Provides Home Dinners for New Students

Many students miss the comfort food of home once they arrive at college, but first-year students in UM’s Davidson Honors College receive a remedy for that – home-cooked meals provided by the DHC...

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...

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