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School of Journalism Names 2017-18 UM Pollner Professors

The Washington, D.C., bureau chief for McClatchy newspapers and a former CBS and CNN national news correspondent will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of...

UM sophomore Alexis Carrier

UM Student Composer Wins International Award

UM sophomore Alexis Carrier, a composition major, won an honorable mention in the International Horn Society’s Composition Contest for the piece she wrote “The Final Battle Cry” in...

UM graduates participate in Commencement ceremonies

UM to Award Two Honorary Doctorates at May Commencement

The University of Montana will award two Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during its May 13 Commencement exercises. The awardees are UM’s longest-serving president, the late George M....
UM Assistant Professor Andrew Whiteley

Professor Earns CAREER Grant to Study Conservation Genomics

UM Assistant Professor Andrew Whiteley recently received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. The Faculty Early Career Development award, also known as a...

UM graduate student Evan Tipton won first place in the Montana Small Business Development Center Shark Tank competition

UM Student Wins Statewide Business Plan Competition

UM graduate student Evan Tipton won first place in the Montana Small Business Development Center Shark Tank competition, held March 12-14 in Helena, for his business to help tour operators manage...

Researchers clear slush after drilling a hole in the ice, which they will later dive through

Working Under the Antarctic Ice Is Actually Pretty Great

Art Woods, a marine biologist at UM, has made annual two-month trips to Antarctica to dive under the ice and study curiously large sea spiders. Outside magazine asked him what it's like to do...

Missoula business owners answer questions from UM business students

Students Quiz Missoula Business Owners on Entrepreneurship

A group of Missoula business owners sat before a class of UM students on Friday to discuss their path through the gauntlet of entrepreneurship, one where they’ve learned to overcome their mistakes...

Jeremy Brown, a former attorney, teamed up with Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad, Law Students Team Up to Help Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who turn to the UM’s business incubator have long found advice on vetting an idea, writing a business plan, or seeking the capital. But along the way, Blackstone LaunchPad has...

MINERVA telescope in Arizona

MINERVA Continues to Give UM Students an Edge

Every clear night since spring 2015, UM students and professors have been looking to the sky for habitable planets outside of this solar system through a robotic telescope in Arizona.

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.

Kelly Elder, the 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year, teaches a social studies lesson at C.R. Anderson Middle School in Helena

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher

UM alumni and accomplished educators Kelly Elder, Anna Baldwin and Art Amlquist educate, inspire and truly make a difference in their students’ lives. Read their stories in the Montanan. 

Katie Barnes, a second-year culinary arts student at Missoula College UM

Culinary Arts Student Places Second at Student Chef of the Year Competition

Katie Barnes, a second-year culinary arts student at Missoula College UM, placed second at the American Culinary Federation’s Student Chef of the Year competition, winning a silver medal. The...

UM alumna Julie Ammons

Recent Graduate Wins Grand Prize in State Department Story Contest

Julie Ammons, a 2016 UM graduate and Missoula native, won a grand prize in the “Share Your Story Challenge” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs....

UM senior Drew Kinney works in a lab in the Skaggs Building

New Neuroscience Degree at UM ‘Wildly Popular’

Jed Syrenne wants to explore unanswered questions and large mysteries, so he was eager for UM to open the door to a neuroscience major. Last school year, UM launched the major, and for Syrenne,...

Ona Renner-Fahey, an associate professor of Russian at UM, teaches a class.

Russian Professor Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Ona Renner-Fahey, an associate professor of Russian in UM’s Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department, recently received the 2016 AATSEEL Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary)...

UM graduates

UM Students Earn Degrees

UM had 941 students who were degree candidates for fall semester 2016. Find a list of Montana students are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2016.

Police vehicles idle on the outskirts of the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline

How Will Native Tribes Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in Court?

More than an easement: UM Assistant Professor Monte Mills, a scholar of Native American law, lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.

Students in a Salesforce class at UM

ATG Partners with UM Business School to Teach Salesforce Class

Advanced Technology Group has teamed up with UM to teach a class that allows students to take classroom learning and apply it to real-world business projects and gain firsthand experience in the...

UM media arts student Saif Alsaegh

MFA Student, Iraq Native Hopes to Connect People Through Art

Saif Alsaegh is a Montanan, through and through. He has the Patagonia jacket and Chacos. He loves craft beer. He has a beard — because "everyone in Montana has a beard." Alsaegh, 26, is a...

Skaggs Building at UM

$1.25M Gift Endows Scholarship for Native American Pharmacy Students

The ALSAM Foundation to permanently its Skaggs Scholars Program scholarship at UM. With their $1.25 million gift, they are ensuring that UM can continue to attract and support Native American...

students in class at UM

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

At UM 2,425 students made the fall semester 2016 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 undergraduates, earn a semester GPA...

UM campus in winter

Charter Day Ceremony to Honor Exceptional Campus, Community Members

UM President Sheila Stearns invites the campus and Missoula communities to join in UM’s 124th birthday celebration during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5:30 p.m....

UM forestry student helps youngster try his hand at sawing a log

Forestry in Their Future? Community Forestry Day Targets Kids

Nearly 400 people visited UM’s  Community Forestry Day on Saturday to see the famous Foresters' Ball venue, including various excited children who repeatedly dashed up the stairs to the entrance...

UM students and faculty snowshoe in Glacier National Park

Students Head to Polebridge to Learn About Mountains, Community

Here in the Crown of the Continent, 20 UM students gathered for a week in January to learn about Montana's mountains. Connectivity is the theme of the class taught in winter by geography Professor...

Sheila and Hal Stearns

UM President, Spouse Earn 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards

UM President Sheila Stearns and her husband, Hal, received 2017 Governor’s Humanities Awards during a Jan. 26 ceremony at the State Capitol in Helena. The couple earned the awards for teaching,...

Aja Sherrard scrubs the writing from a white tile earlier this week

Missoula Artist Washes Away Grief, Her Own and Others'

Aja Sherrard quietly walks up to the wall at the University Center Gallery and picks a ceramic tablet, each lined like notebook paper and arranged in rows. She silently steps over a free-standing...

Culinary arts student Katie Barnes works under the watchful eye of Chef Thomas Campbell

Culinary Arts Student Ramps Up to Compete for National Honor

Katie Barnes, a culinary arts student at Missoula College, is headed next week to the American Culinary Federation's Student Chef of the Year competition. In Joliet, Illinois, the Hamilton woman...

UM's Mansfield Library

Mansfield Library Now Offers Access to Academic Libraries Statewide

UM students and faculty can now access the library holdings of 16 colleges and universities across the state through a single online search, following the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library’s...

mountain landscape in fall

UM Ranks No. 5 in North America for Ecology Research Productivity

UM ranked No. 5 in North America for its scholarly productivity in the field of ecology, according to a recent study published in the journal Ecosphere. Ranking ahead of many well-respected...

UM student-athletes study in the academic center

Student-Athletes Make it 23 Semesters with GPA of 3.0 or Better

UM’s 321 student-athletes earned an average term GPA for the fall of 3.11. The Grizzlies' average cumulative GPA — that is, their GPAs for the entirety of their collegiate academic pursuits...

Katie Barnes, culinary arts student at Missoula College University of Montana

Culinary Arts Student to Compete for Student Chef of the Year Title

Katie Barnes, a culinary arts student at Missoula College University of Montana, will compete for national recognition at the American Culinary Federation’s Student Chef of the Year competition in...

The Oval at UM after a snow storm

Community Invited to Mid-Year State of the University Presentation

UM President Sheila Stearns will address the campus with a State of the University presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the University Center Ballroom. Stearns will take the opportunity to...

ELI students work together in the classroom

English Language Institute Earns Highest Level of Accreditation

The English Language Institute at the University of Montana has successfully obtained accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). This is the program’s first...

Charnelle Bear Medicine walks with friends on the UM campus.

How Two Colleges Help Native Students Succeed

The University of Montana and Blackfeet Community College are vastly different institutions in size and mission. Yet both in their own way try to create a welcoming environment for Native American...

UM President Sheila Stearns

Sheila Stearns Finds ‘Star Power’ at UM

To lead UM that way, new UM President Sheila Stearns aims to celebrate and broadcast UM’s academic excellence; govern collaboratively, with clear communication and shared responsibility; and make...

UM students visit rice farms during the 2015 Winter Session in Vietnam

Students Spend Winter Session Studying Climate Change in Vietnam

Eight students and one professor from UM are in Vietnam through Tuesday, Jan. 19, to study climate change impacts and adaptation in the Mekong Delta for the seventh annual Winter Session in...

Students interact with the Montana State Giant Traveling Map.

Montana Geographic Alliance Receives Giant Traveling Map

The Montana Geographic Alliance, housed in UM’s Department of Geography, recently received a new resource from the National Geographic Society to help promote geography education. The new Montana...

collage of UM highlights in 2016

Research, Fundraising and Academic Success Highlight UM in 2016

The year 2016 proved another big one at UM, one highlighted by groundbreaking research, scholarly success and record fundraising. Missoula Current takes a look at UM’s biggest successes this past...

International flags on a podium at Model UN conference

Model UN Participants Win Scholarships to UM

Five high school seniors received $1,000 scholarships to attend the University of Montana for their exemplary performance at the 51st annual Montana Model United Nations Conference on Nov. 21-22....

UM alumna Becca Boslough

UM Graduate Awarded Marshall Scholarship

UM alumna Rebecca Boslough has that rare quality of being able to listen well and understand nuance. Recently those traits it helped earn her a 2017 Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship offers...

student participants in UM's EPIC Pitch Competition

Students Awarded $3,000 at UM Startup Pitch Competition

Three students received awards at the EPIC Pitch Competition, hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad aUM, the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and UM School of Business Administration on...

a woman is silhouetted on a hill at the Standing Rock protest site

Montana Journalism Review Releases Web Special on Standing Rock Media Coverage

Montana Journalism Review, a University of Montana School of Journalism student-produced publication, released a special web report on Dec. 13 analyzing how the media covered the Standing Rock...
UM's Gallagher Business Building

UM’s MBA Program Ranked No. 13 Among Top 50 Most Affordable

TopManagementDegrees.com recently published its annual ranking of the top 50 most affordable Master of Business Administration programs, naming the University of Montana as No. 13 overall. A...

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