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...

Heather Jurva, center, with an Elementary class at the Hangzhou New Century Foreign Language School

International Student Teaching Enhances Graduate's Success

International student teaching placements are a particularly strong draw for students in UM’s education program. Heather Jurva, a recent UM graduate in secondary English education, is a prime...

Geoscience Assistant Professor Payton Gardner works with a student

Griz Alumni Return as Faculty in Geosciences Department

Two new faculty members in UM’s Department of Geosciences, Payton Gardner and Hilary Martens, started their career on campus as undergraduates. Both earned Ph.D. degrees at other universities...

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at the University of Montana

Resource Conservation Student Wins Scholarship to Kyrgyzstan

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at UM, has won a Boren Scholarship, which provides $20,000 to study for a year in Kyrgyzstan. Anderson is majoring in resource conservation and minoring in wildlife...

UM mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley

UM Mathematics Professor to Receive Chancellor’s Award from Tech

Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter will present UM mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley with the Chancellor’s Medallion at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The...

UM students Madhu Jagdeeshan and Cheyenne Laue

Anthropology Students Earn AAUW Honors

Cheyenne Laue, a UM doctoral student in computational anthropology, recently was awarded the American Association of University Women’s American Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. A second...

Grizzly Statue on UM Oval

Students Continue Research with National Science Foundation Grants

Two biology students and a geography student from UM have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for their research. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are based on an...

UM student Kitiri McDunn

Sophomore Wins Critical Language Scholarship for Study in Russia

UM student Kitiri McDunn recently won a competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for an all-expenses-paid intensive summer language program in Russia this summer. McDunn...

Paul Gladen, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM

Gladen Named Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year

Paul Gladen, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, recently was named Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year by Gov. Steve Bullock. On April 24, Gov. Bullock announced the recipients of the...

Ph.D. student Dan Decato operates UM's single-crystal X-ray diffractometer

Ph.D. Student Maps Atomic Resolution of Molecules Using Rare Instrument

When UM chemistry Assistant Professor Orion Berryman created the region’s only small-molecule X-ray facility at UM in 2014, he just needed one more thing: someone to operate the diffractometer. UM...

UM student works in study lounge

UM Named Among Top Online Colleges for Students With Disabilities

The University of Montana has landed at No. 8 on a national list naming the top online schools for students with disabilities. UM also ranked No. 11 for being an affordable online college for...

UM student Brandon Staggs

Grad Students Head to Vegas for Business Analytics Conference

UM students Brandon Staggs and David Brewer spent a week in Las Vegas, where they, err, did a lot of homework. True story. They didn't party or swim. Instead they were part of the first UM team to...

UM political science major Isabel Langlois

UM Student Earns Newman Civic Fellowship

UM political science major Isabel Langlois has been honored as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, a one-year fellowship for community-engaged college students who attend Campus Compact institutions....

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga interns at spring training

Athletic Training Student Interns at MLB Spring Training

First-year athletic training graduate student Rina Kasuga recently had the opportunity to intern with the San Diego Padres at spring training in Arizona. One of only six students selected from a...

UM President Sheila Stearns and Dean Chris Comer inform student Rachel Dickson that she’s received a 2017 Udall Scholarship.

Biology, Environmental Studies Major Becomes UM’s 41st Udall Scholar

UM student Rachel Dickson recently won a 2017 Udall Scholarship, which will provide up to $7,000 to support her studies for the next academic year. Dickson is the University’s 41st Udall Scholar,...

student competitors celebrate their winnings

Students Awarded $50,000 at Annual Startup Competition

UM’s 28th Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge brought 16 student teams from across the state to compete for over $50,000 in prizes. Run by the UM School of Business Administration and...

UM biology Professor Doug Emlen

Biology Professor Stars in New Film About Nature’s Wildest Weapons

The research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen are the focus of a new hourlong BBC documentary titled “Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horns, Tusks and Antlers.” The program is slated...

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM

Physical Therapy Associate Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM, will spend the next academic year in Southeast Asia as an ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar. Laskin, who also is the director...

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds at UM Startup Challenge

Sixteen student competitors vied for $50,000 at the event he 28th annual statewide John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge held April 13 at UM. The event is hosted by the Blackstone LaunchPad and...

UM student pharmacist Emily Kardash works at a recent health fair

UM Pharmacy Program Ranks No. 2 Nationally for Salary-Debt Ratio

UM's pharmacy school ranks No. 2 nationally for “providing students the best bang for their buck,” according to a prominent lender and student loan refinancing company. The SoFi company studied...

UM student Jed Syrenne

Neuroscience Major Becomes UM’s 17th Goldwater Scholar

UM student Jed Syrenne recently won a Goldwater Scholarship, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Syrenne is UM’s...

UM School of Journalism

Journalism Students Recognized with Prestigious Awards

Students from UM’s School of Journalism recently won a slate of awards, adding to the school’s reputation as one of the leading journalism schools in the country. “These awards continue to...

UM students perform “Peach & Pit,” a dance choreographed by UM sophomore Logan Prichard

UM Dance Program Shines at Regional Conference

UM’s Dance Program cemented its reputation as one of the best schools in the nation following an unprecedented showing at last week’s American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

UM Regents Professor Jakki Mohr

What Makes a Great Teacher?

The Montanan magazine sought out some of UM’s best and brightest to shed light on the topic. Jakki Mohr, Travis DeCuire and Harry Fritz, plus others, share their thoughts.

UM student Talia Zook

UM Student Wins CBYX Scholarship to Study in Germany

UM student Talia Zook has won a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals full-ride scholarship to study and work in Germany for a year. The CBYX program begins in late July with...
Jennifer Heggen, a Missoula College graduate, shows off the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen to Missoula-area employers

Missoula College Shows Off New Digs to Local Employers

More than a dozen area employers joined the local job service for a tour of Missoula College on March 29, lending a close eye to the facility’s new offerings in culinary arts and the health...

UM alumni Stefanie Henderson Strack and Craig K. Anderson

Business School to Honor Alumni for Career Achievements

UM’s School of Business Administration will honor 2017 Outstanding Alumnus Craig K. Anderson and Outstanding Alumna Stefanie Henderson Strack on Friday, March 31, during its spring Business...

young researchers present their findings to a judge during the Montana Science Fair at UM

Montana Science Fair Draws Hundreds of Student Researchers to UM

A total of 547 kids, 400 of them middle school students, presented their research findings Monday at the 62nd annual Montana Science Fair at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus....

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....
Students and professors in a classroom.

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 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.

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)...

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