Libby, Montana

SoBA Joins Team to Move Libby Beyond Superfund Era

Libby and Troy are beginning a campaign to re-brand themselves as places to live, visit and invest in – trying to shake off more than a decade-old economic shadow. The Kootenai River Development...

UM defensive end Derek Crittenden

Crittenden One of the Smartest Student-Athletes in America

Montana football wraps up the regular season this weekend in Bozeman against rival Montana State. It’s the biggest game of the season, but there’s a good chance 23-year-old co-captain and...

cowboy in Kazakhstan herds cattle

Alumnus Travels Kazakhstan to Chronicle Rising Cattle Industry

UM alumnus Ryan Bell earned his master's in nonfiction creative writing in 2014 and then went on to earn the coveted Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Now he’s...

UM campus

President Holds Campus Forum on UM Budget

President Royce Engstrom held a campus forum on Nov. 17 to discuss the University's budget picture. Engstrom spoke with the campus community about the need to realign UM's base budget with current...

UM students canoe the Missouri River

Wilderness Trip Participants See Higher Retention, GPAs

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants are found to have higher retention rates and GPAs than the average UM student.  FWE introduces incoming freshmen to Montana’s outdoors during a four-day...

Daly Elementary students learn how the 3D printers at Bitterroot College's Fab Lab work

Bitterroot College’s Fab Lab Offers New Learning Opportunities

Not every fifth-grade class creates something that will change a person’s life. Then again, not every fifth-grade class gets to work with the latest in technology, including 3D printers and...

Members of the UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law negotiation team

Law Negotiation Team Earns Second Consecutive First-Place Finish

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students recently took first place in the American Bar Association-sponsored Law School Regional Negotiation Competition held Nov. 7 in Calgary, Alberta....

UM researcher team in Anarctica

Researchers Study Cold-Blooded Animals in Antarctica

UM faculty members Bret Tobalske and Art Woods and Division of Biological Sciences graduate student Steven Lane have spent the past several weeks in Antarctica studying animals that live in the...

UM senior Derek Crittenden

Crittenden a Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

UM football team captain and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist Derek Crittenden is officially one step closer to becoming a Rhodes Scholar after receiving an invitation to participate in the...

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks at UM

Labor Secretary: Students Need Job Skills and Critical Thinking

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cautions Montana educators against thinking too narrowly about their jobs. "It's a false choice to suggest we're either training people for the jobs of tomorrow...

Missoula College nursing students and professor work together

Missoula College Nursing Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate

Students at Missoula College UM are well above average when it comes to passing licensing tests required to practice nursing. In 2015, every student in Missoula College’s Associate of Applied...

Glenn Kneebone, One Button Studio manager, stands in the new studio at UM

Library Adds Automated Video Recording Facility

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM has launched a new One Button Studio, an automated video-recording facility that can be used by UM students and employees and requires no previous...

UM senior Mitch Zandera helps fourth-graders Tucker Capell and Ashton Johnson examine their catch in the Clark Fork River

Fourth-Graders Learn River Ecology from UM Students

It was a case of students teaching students last week as undergraduates from UM led a field trip on river ecology for a fourth-grade class from Paxson Elementary School. Once the students from...

In this artist's conception, a Ceres-like asteroid is slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star.

UM Telescope Helps Find Planet Being Destroyed

UM owns one of four Minerva telescopes placed atop a mountain in Arizona, and those instruments recently helped discover a rocky object being torn apart as it spirals down toward a distant white...

UM West African dance instructor Tarn Ream

Tarn Ream Shares Love of Dance as Student, Teacher

When people ask Tarn Ream what she does, she's never quite sure what to say. One day she's teaching West African dance classes at UM. The next day she might be teaching a community class with...

Montana educator teaches in virtual classroom

STEMfest Showcases Careers to Montana High Schoolers

High school students across Montana are getting the chance to virtually connect with Missoula business leaders and academics who have careers in science. Called STEMfest, the series of interactive...

Lommasson Building at UM

UM Career Services Office Now Offers CPA Exam

Testing Services, a division of the Office of Career Services at UM, now offers the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to test-takers hoping to earn CPA licensure in Montana and other...

UM graduate Josh Smith looks at a price tag on a tree at UM

Students Calculate Benefits of Trees on Campus

For the next week, trees across campus will be wearing price tags showing off the value they provide to the school. Josh Smith, a recent UM graduate and employee of the Montana Department of...

Davidson Honors College

Honors Students Use Knowledge to Cultivate International Adventures

The Davidson Honors College at UM has 204 students in its entering cohort this year, the largest class since 2008. Competition for the entry into the Davidson Honors College is more intense than...

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

UM Plans Major Educational Conference Oct. 26-27

UM will host a major educational conference on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27, highlighted by a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. The conference, “Defining a 21st Century...

The Montana Race Project: Everyone has a story.

Students Launch Project Telling Stories About Race in Montana

Students in UM’s School of Journalism have launched a new endeavor to tell the uncovered stories of racial experiences in Montana. The project, “The Montana Race Project: Everyone Has A Story,”...

grizzly in Yellowstone National Park

How a Potent Pepper Spray Became the Best Bear Repellent

Across the northern Rocky Mountains, big game hunting season has begun. From now until the end of autumn, no other season is more hazardous for people and grizzly bears to be in the woods...

Grace Cady participates in a UM outreach tour at Flathead HIgh School

UM Outreach Tour Brings Science to Kalispell Classrooms

Students in science teacher Ben Young’s class listened to the call of the wild Thursday as University of Montana doctoral student Alexia Billings gave a presentation on animal sound...

Montana Hodges unpacks coral reef fossils after a recent trip to Alaska

Student Goes From Hunting Stories to Hunting Fossils

Montana Hodges just brought a suitcase full of fossils back from Alaska and wears Tyrannosaurus Rex shaped earrings. This month she is the lead author of a paper in a geology journal about...

culinary students work in the kitchen

Missoula College Responds to Demand for Hospitality Professionals

Aimee Elliott knows good food. As the Chef Instructor for Missoula College’s Culinary Arts Program, herself a graduate of the program, Elliott guides her students through rigorous five-week cycles...

plant specimens donated to UM by the Craighead family

UM Herbarium Grows with Gift from Craighead Family

Three giant steam trunks of wildflower specimens sat in the basement of the Craighead household for 50-some years. The specimens, numbering nearly 900, mostly were collected from locales...

UM business students in former attire

Students Visit High-Tech Company in Downtown Missoula

Working as an information systems technology consultant can be fast-paced and fascinating, but somewhat mysterious to students who are pondering going into the profession, according to David...

illustration of the new Missoula College building

Missoula Federal Credit Union Pledges $53,000 to Missoula College

Recognizing both the growing importance of renewable energy in the region and the rising need for trained professionals in the renewable energy sector, Missoula Federal Credit Union has pledged...

UM Professor David Shepherd

Professor Appointed to National Institutes of Health Study Section

The National Institutes of Health recently selected a UM professor to be a member of its Center for Scientific Review. David Shepherd, a faculty member in UM’s College of Health Professions and...
Mehrdad Kia, director of UM’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

Central and Southwest Asian Studies Director Lends Expertise to Governor

On Sept. 8, Mehrdad Kia, director of UM’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, traveled to Helena to present a two-hour lecture on conflicts and critical issues in these countries to...

Nick Strom, a senior in environmental studies, holds an uprooted bitterroot

New Internship Explores Significance of Native Plants to Tribes

Sweet grass grows inside a rock circle outside the Payne Family Native American Center, the plant most people who pass by want to see. The bitterroot flower and Oregon grape grow in other circles,...

University of Montana student April Werle is part of a new program at UM

UM Launches Program to Support Motivated, Talented Women

UM is launching a new program called "Pursue Your Passions." The program has a mission to encourage more students to consider starting careers around their passions by launching a new business or...

Great Falls attorney Alexander Blewett speaks at renaming ceremony

Law School Renaming Ceremony Honors Blewetts

Two decades ago, Great Falls attorney Alexander Blewett was able to make a $50 donation to his alma mater, the UM School of Law. On Sept. 11, UM renamed its law school the Alexander Blewett III...

UM Professor Richard Drake

Teaching, Publishing and Coordinating with Richard Drake

Richard Drake sits in his naturally lit office on the third floor of University Hall with three walls covered in books and papers scattered across both of his desks. Drake taught at schools like...

Monica Serban

New UM Faculty Member Pleased to Call Missoula Home

Monica Serban is a new Montanan, having moved to Missoula with her family this summer. Serban, a new faculty member at the University of Montana, was most recently in Boston. She had an...

Author John Vaillant speaks to students

Acclaimed Author Shares Writing Lessons with UM Students

Sometimes you walk in the door with one set of expectations, and you learn something that points you in a brand new direction. On Sept. 10, acclaimed author John Vaillant shared that lesson and...

Davidson Honors College Dean Brock Tessman

New Dean of Davidson Honors College Arrives at UM

The Davidson Honors College has found its new dean, and he’s got some big ideas. Though Brock Tessman has only been here a week (as evidenced by the scattering of unopened boxes in his office),...

the new Grizzly Student-Athlete Academic Center at UM

New Academic Center for Griz Athletes Opens its Doors

Student athletes are already hitting the books at the brand new Grizzly Student-Athlete Academic Center at UM. It's a $2.5 million project connected to the Adams Center, and it has large windows,...

Paul Gladen, new CEO of MADE

UM's Blackstone LaunchPad Director Named CEO of MADE

Paul Gladen, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, recently was named CEO of the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. In both capacities he helps students jumpstart their own...

Map showing ecosystem disturbance across the Western U.S. from 2000 to 2012

Scientist Earns Grant to Study Carbon Across North America

UM researcher Ashley Ballantyne recently was awarded a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ecosystem carbon production and consumption across North America....

Wild Mercy reading series

Creative Writing Grad Student Offers Glimpse of Program

Graduate student Alana Trumpy shares her thoughts on UM’s Creative Writing Program in a Q-and-A with Niche Magazine, an online literary publication. Trumpy is studying fiction writing with an...

UM campus

Princeton Review Names UM Among ‘Best 380 Colleges’

The University of Montana again made the annual list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America by the Princeton Review. “The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition” was released Aug. 4....

The University of Montana campus

UM Among World’s Top 500 Universities in Academic Ranking

The Academic Ranking of World Universities recently placed the University of Montana among the top 500 universities in the world. UM has made the list every year of the study, which began in 2003....

UM President Royce Engstrom

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 28

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will outline institutional accomplishments, issues and priorities ahead of the upcoming academic year during his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m....

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