UM Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability L. Scott Mills

Longtime Professor Returns to Join Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

L. Scott Mills has returned to the University of Montana to serve as associate vice president of research for global change and sustainability in the Office of Research and Creative...
A bend in a mountain river

$3M Grant to Explore Ties Between Food, Energy, Water

A UM team has been awarded nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative graduate training program focused on interactions among food, energy and water.

Reed Humphrey, dean of UM's College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

Collaborators Across Campus Launch UM’s New Health and Medicine Initiative

UM’s new Health and Medicine initiative, called UMHM, aims to open opportunities for UM to collaborate across campus to solve the most pressing medical issues plaguing our population. 

UM campus in fall as seen from Mount Sentinel

UM on Track to Receive Largest Single Gift in its History

The University of Montana Foundation recently has received a pledge from Bill Franke and his family in the amount of $24 million that will benefit the College of Forestry and Conservation and the...
Jennifer Adams cuts the ribbon to officially open the Moss Adams Student Lounge

Moss Adams Student Lounge Opens to Business Students

The School of Business Administration at UM celebrated the grand opening of the Moss Adams Student Lounge in the Gallagher Business Building on Oct. 6. The much-needed lounge renovation was funded...

Visiting Associate Professor Barbara Weinlich uses new technology in the Liberal Arts Building to teach

Liberal Arts Building Updated for 21st-Century Learning

The University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences celebrated the grand opening of six newly remodeled classrooms in the Liberal Arts Building on Sept. 30 and announced the next stage...

Wildlife biology master’s degree candidate Lara Brenner works in the lab at UM.

Wildlife Biology Student Awarded $20,000 Grant to Study Mountain Lions

UM wildlife biology master’s degree candidate Lara Brenner recently was awarded $20,000 from the Summerlee Foundation to investigate the effects of hunting on mountain lions, which are also known...

Ian and Nancy Davidson, along with Dean Brock Tessman (left) and President Royce Engstrom (right)

$1.5 Million Gift Launches New Davidson Honors College Programs

For more than 25 years, Ian and Nancy Davidson have championed honors education at UM. On Sept. 30 at the Davidson Honors College Homecoming celebration, the University announced the couple’s...

Brand experts Kevin Keller and Scott Bedbury visit with UM students

World-Renowned Brand Experts Offer Expertise to UM Students

Distinguished brand experts Kevin Keller and Scott Bedbury visited UM Sept. 22-23. The duo gave two presentations to audiences of about 150 business students and they also gave talks to faculty...

students study at UM

Haynes Foundation Establishes $4M Endowment to Benefit Students

The University of Montana announced Sept. 26 that The Haynes Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by Jack Ellis Haynes and Isabel May Haynes in 1958, has established an endowment of just...

Debra Magpie Earling, right, laughs during her induction ceremony as UM's new director of the Creative Writing Program

Debra Magpie Earling Honored as New Head of UM Creative Writing

At a ceremony to honor Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director of the University of Montana's creative writing program honored others. Earling, a Bitterroot Salish tribal member,...

UM ecosystem science and restoration student works on project at Rock Creek

Restoration Degree Gets New Name, Expanded Focus

UM now offers one of the first degrees in the United States to combine elements of ecosystem science and restoration. The bachelor’s degree program in ecosystem science and restoration, formerly...

John, left, and Frank Craighead in Hells Canyon of the Snake River in 1970

Legendary Wildlife Scientist John Craighead Dead at 100

Pioneering American conservationist John Craighead, who helped build UM's Wildlife Biology Program, died in his sleep on Saturday at his home in southwest Missoula. He was 100 years old.

UM wildlife biology student Carly Muench helps band and release a Northern Harrier raptor.

Wildlife Biology Program Ranked No. 1 in U.S., Canada

For many years UM’s Wildlife Biology Program has been heralded for its excellence. Now, that reputation has migrated across the continent. The wildly successful program just earned the top spot in...

UM journalists conduct an interview in North Dakota

Dakota Pipeline Protests 'Part Cultural Movement,' UM Journalists Report

There are now thousands of people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Recently, a team of student reporters from...

Music industry professionals share their expertise with UM students

Music Industry Executives Mentor UM Students, Help Start Record Label

Five music industry executives spent the better part of the first week of school talking with students on the UM campus who are studying the entertainment business and may launch careers in the...

UM Professor Robin Saha

UM Professor Earns National Civically Engaged Faculty Award

UM Professor Robin Saha is the 2016 recipient of the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, bestowed by Campus Compact. Saha, UM associate professor of environmental studies, was selected...
Professor Steve Running lectures during a class at UM last week

If You're Studying Climate Change at UM, You're Learning from the Best

UM Professor Steve Running shared in a Nobel Peace Prize for his smarts on climate change, and that same knowledge helped him save a special event headed for disaster. The professor and founding...

Students interact during a bonding exercise during Freshman Seminar

New Freshman Seminar Offers Students a Richer Learning Environment

Homework assignments consist of watching TED-talks. Classes include community-building exercises and presentations from campus resource offices. Flipping through the pages of the syllabus, it...

the city of Missoula

Retaining College Grads Key to Missoula’s Economic Growth

As thousands of students begin a new school year at UM, we not only say “welcome,” but “plan on sticking around for a good, long while.” Whether freshman or senior, born and bred here or a...

George Gaines, UM Ph.D. student and entrepreneur

UM Cultivates Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines and Community

George Gaines had already built skateboard and longboard decks, and the Ph.D. student at UM decided he wanted to build his own skis to ride the backcountry. The woodworker also knew that he...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
Matthew Church at UM's Flathead Lake Biological Station

Renowned Oceanographer Joins UM Flathead Lake Bio Station Faculty

Later this month, one of the nation’s preeminent oceanographers will join the faculty of the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station. FLBS recently hired Matthew Church as a...

UM campus

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM students sit on a rock above the M on Mount Sentinel

UM Offers First Certificate Program for Health Coaching in Montana

Curry Health Center has partnered with UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance to offer the first certificate program in the state for health coaching. The Health Behavior Coach...

Two UM pharmacy students hold a UM Grizzly flag atop Africa's highest point.

Pharmacy Students Collaborate with Ethiopia, Summit Kilimanjaro

Where will a UM education take you? In the case of UM pharmacy students Keith Ginoff and Manraj Bains, they spent five weeks in Africa to further UM collaboration with the University of Gondar in...

An image of a student holding a phone with the new app

UM Launches New ‘UMontana’ Mobile App

The University recently released its first mobile app. The app gives easy access to commonly searched for information, integration with UM academic tools and the ability to conduct UM business...

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University Offers New International Baccalaureate Certification

The new International Baccalaureate Educator certificate program at UM has received unanimous, unconditional recognition and approval from the International Baccalaureate Organization. The...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
Ray Ekness is the new director of the Broadcast Media Center

UM Hires New Broadcast Media Center Director

After a national search, UM has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV. Ekness is a...

Flathead Lake Biological Station Director Jim Elser

Elser Era Dawns at Flathead Lake Biological Station

Jim Elser is not simply sitting back and enjoying the lake views from his new office. The new director of the University of Montana’s storied Flathead Lake Biological Station is hitting the ground...

lion on the Serengeti

More Than One Way to Skin a Cat: Studying Disease in Serengeti Lions

In 1994, Canine distemper virus killed an estimated 1,000 Serengeti lions in seven months, more than a third of this iconic population. Now Julie Weckworth, a Ph.D. student in UM’s Wildlife...

Casey Massena, a UM doctoral candidate, holds a model of his new molecule produced by a 3-D printer.

Chemistry Graduate Student Builds New Type of Molecule

A chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal. Casey Massena of Santa...

UM doctoral student Joanna Kreitinger works in the lab

UM Doctoral Student Wins National Fellowship

One day in the summer of 2014, Joanna Kreitinger led a research experiment in a laboratory at UM. The team was looking at the spleen and lymph nodes, organs critical to the immune system. Just...

Veteran and UM student Sergej Michaud sits on the bear statue at UM

The Brain Team: New UM Neural Injury Center Changes Lives

Iraq War veteran Sergej Michaud is a 4.0 student at UM, a double major in geography and economics, and a husband with a wife and two children. He also is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

University of Montana doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger (left) with UM Professor David Shepherd on UM’s campus.

Graduate Student Earns Prestigious Immunology Fellowship

UM doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger was one of 48 people nationwide selected to receive a 2016 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship. This highly competitive...

Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana's inaugural class of family physicians

Medicine Residency Program Graduates First Class of Family Physicians

Montana will gain five new medical doctors who will care for Montanans in rural and underserved areas on Sunday, July 3. UM will celebrate the graduation of its inaugural class of family...

Main Hall with the M on Mount Sentinel in the background

2,821 UM Students Make Spring Semester Dean’s List

At UM, 2,821 students made the spring semester 2016 Dean’s List and 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive...

UM's Mansfield Library

UM Mansfield Library to Share Resources Statewide

A new system will allow academic library users statewide to access the holdings of 16 libraries in Montana through a single online search. UM’s Mansfield Library – along with 15 other institutions...

UM campus

Six UM Students Earn Fulbright Funding to Study Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has offered grants to six University of Montana graduate students to study abroad during the coming year. Chase Ellinger, Jordan Krause, Max Kaisler, Selena...

UM students at Commencement

2,459 Students Earn Degrees from UM in Spring Semester 2016

UM had 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2016. To view a list of Montana students or out-of-state students who are degree candidates, visit...

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