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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.

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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...

UM School of Journalism building plaque

Students Recognized for Excellence by Society of Professional Journalists

UM journalism students made a splash during the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards held during the SPJ spring conference. In addition to taking home a national win...

SURP Student Natalie Alvarez, center, with Mentor Dr. Yoon Hee Cho, right, and toxicology student Beth Cole

Visiting Student Researches Epigenetics, Nanomaterials During Summer Program

Visiting student Natalie Alvarez is working with researchers in UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences to analyze the relationship between diet and carbon nanotube inflammation, especially...
UM doctoral candidate Brett Addis works in the field

Preserve and Protect: UM Researchers Team Up with UM Army Corps of Engineers

Boosted by a $45 million research award, UM’s Center for Integrated Research on the Environment is working with Army Corps of Engineers to solve problems at Air Force bases across the country.

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2,743 UM Students Make Dean’s List, President’s 4.0 List

At the University of Montana, 2,743 students made the spring semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List, students must be...

UM's Blewett School of Law

UM Law School Ranks 15th in Nation for Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana ranks 15th in the nation for placing new graduates in federal judicial clerkships, based on the past three years of data. The...

UM to Fukushima website

UM to Fukushima: Journalism Students Report from Japan

Several UM journalism students are in Fukushima, Japan, reporting on the effects of the nuclear disaster that occurred there in 2011. The trip is part of UM’s Montana Journalism Abroad program....

doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger works in UM Professor David Shepherd’s campus lab.

Second Doctoral Candidate Earns P.E.O. Scholarship Award

Joanna Kreitinger, a biomedical sciences Ph.D. student at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. “The...

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm

Doctoral Student Earns NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm recently was selected for the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. Palm and his adviser, Professor Mark Hebblewhite, were awarded $45,000 to study...

A drawing of a Fur Trade period pit house

Anthropologist Reveals Native Lifestyles in New Book

UM researcher Anna Prentiss is helping to fill holes in the history of indigenous peoples living in the Pacific Northwest during the Fur Trade period.

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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...

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.

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...

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