Missoula College graduate Issac La'a

Missoula College Graduate Advocates for Veterans

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Issac La’a is working to make the lives of veterans better at Missoula College and UM. This week, he’ll graduate with an associate degree from Missoula College, and head...

UM graduate Jolene Glueckert

Wildlife Biologist with Rare Disease Hopes to Inspire Children

This Saturday, Jolene Glueckert will graduate with a degree in wildlife biology. Even just last year, Glueckert was far away from reaching this milestone with the College of Forestry and...

UM students in mortar boards at their Commencement ceremony

UM Commencement Set for May 14

UM will graduate more than 3,000 students this spring, and most of those will participate in the 119th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Academy...

students exit the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Accounting Students Have Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate in State

The numbers have been crunched and the results are in for the annual report of Certified Public Accountant exam pass rates. Accounting students in UM's School of Business Administration who took...

UM student Mariah McIntosh

Student Wins Honorable Mention in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

UM student Mariah McIntosh recently earned an honorable mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering....

UM researcher Robert Smit

Researcher Lands CAREER Grant to Improve Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to identify the chemical makeup of a given sample, and UM researcher Robert Smith just earned funding that may improve the process. Smith, a UM computer...

ariah McIntosh (left) and Clare Vergobbi, UM students and Udall Scholarship receipents

Students Win Udall Scholarship Competitions

Two UM students recently were honored with Udall Scholarships. Mariah McIntosh and Clare Vergobbi both won full scholarships, marking the 39th and 40th times a UM student earned this prestigious...

glass windows of the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Receives $1 Million Toward Endowed Professorship

UM announced it has received a $1 million donation toward an endowed professorship in finance. The donation comes from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on behalf of the late Carol Jean Byrnes.

Brad Allen, director of UM's School of Art, works in UM's Fab-Lab

UM Fab Lab Puts Scientific, Manufacturing Equipment in Artists' Hands

UM’s Fab-Lab is a fabrication laboratory on campus that puts equipment and machinery more traditionally used by manufacturers and scientists into the hands of artists. At UM, the seed for the lab...

Beverly Edmond, UM's new interim provost

UM Hires Interim Provost

The University of Montana has appointed Beverly C. Edmond to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2016-17 academic year. She will succeed Provost Perry Brown, who will...

UM English faculty member Amy Ratto Parks

English Faculty Member Wins National Poetry Contest

A UM faculty member’s poem rose to the top of more than 50 submissions from across the country in the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences Poetry Contest.

UM music student Emily Silks

Sound Inspires Music Student Born with Severe Hearing Impairment

Emily Silks was born 95 percent hearing impaired. Now, she's a percussion performance major at UM, a musician in the community, and she's an organist, composer, singer, artist, and ukulele player.

UM Researcher Doug Emlen on a mountaintop

UM Researcher Doug Emlen Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doug Emlen, a UM biology professor, researcher and evolutionary biologist, recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Emlen is one of 213 new members who constitute the...

UM adjunct instructor Iva Cross teaches

Native American Sign Language Studies Flourish at UM

Kelli Hobi is studying Native American sign language at the University of Montana, and not just to communicate. "Learning about culture is the main thing," Hobi said.

students walk outside the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM’s New Master’s in Data Analytics Takes Off

Data is all around us we need someone to read it. That is where University of Montana’s new masters of business analytics comes into play.

UM students Nicky Ouellet, left, and Katy Spence

Students Awarded Fellowships to Tell Crown of the Continent Stories

UM’s School of Journalism has awarded two student-mentor teams fellowships to tell richer stories about climate change, communities and conservation in the Crown of the Continent.

Shakespeare First Folio, 1623

UM to Be Exclusive Montana Host Site of Shakespeare’s First Folio

As good luck would have it – words penned by William Shakespeare – a rare opportunity to see the actual book that contains the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is coming to...

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM

Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator Wins National Award

Nicky Phear, the Climate Change Studies program coordinator at UM, recently was named the 2016 recipient of the Clean Energy and Empowerment Education (C3E) Award from the U.S. Department of...

UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason

Honors College Students Win STEM Research Awards

UM students Ashley Alexander and Benjamin Mason recently won awards in the STEM category for their poster presentations at the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council Conference held in Riverside,...

UM student Mackenzie Lombardi

UM Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Mackenzie Lombardi, a communications and political science major at UM, recently was named a Newman Civic Fellow. She is one of 10 students across Montana to earn the honor.

Wright holds a nestling Whitehead’s broadbill in Borneo

Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

In groundbreaking new work, Natalie Wright, a postdoctoral fellow at UM, has discovered a predictable trend in the evolution of bird shape. Her research showing that birds on islands have evolved...

Media Arts student Tom Attwater poses with a special effects moose.

UM Media Arts Students Gain Professional Film Experience

UM School of Media Arts Professor Andrew Smith, working with his twin brother Alex Smith, recently completed principal photography on “Walking Out” with help from 12 media arts students who gained...

Fatima Sadiqi is the keynote speaker at the Central and Southwest Asia Conference at UM this week

Conference Speaker: Women Have Fought for Change in Morocco

This week, author, linguist and Harvard fellow Fatima Sadiqi is in Missoula as a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference at the University of Montana. This year,...

UM student Lillian Alvernaz

UM Law Student Wins Congressional Udall Internship

A UM law student is among a select group of students to earn the Udall Native American Congressional Internship this summer in Washington, D.C. Lillian Alvernaz and 11 other American Indian and...

Melissa McCoy, left, and Anne Bailey

Award-winning Editor, Digital Producer Named Pollner Professors

A former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times and a multimedia documentarian will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of Montana School of Journalism in...

UM student Stephanie Parker releases a bird at UM's Flight Lab

Groundbreaking Research at UM Flight Lab Comes Out of Simple Tasks

Only a handful of universities across the country have flight labs, and UM is among them. The laboratory opened in 1988, and it's grown into a 12,000-square-foot space with indoor labs, four...

Business students exiting the building

School of Business Administration to Offer Master’s in Business Analytics

The School of Business Administration at UM will help meet a growing workforce need when it launches its new master’s degree in business analytics this fall. The Master of Science degree, a joint...

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition at the University of Montana School of Music

UM Professor Wins Annual Composers’ Competition

Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition in UM’s School of Music, became the first woman to win the Land’s End Ensemble’s Composer Competition. The Land's End Ensemble, dedicated to...
Traolach O’Riordain, director of the Irish studies program at UM

Irish Studies Director Wishes You the Blessings of St. Patrick

Traolach “Terry” O’Riordain, director of the Irish studies program at UM, appears to be a force for all things Irish in Missoula, but he said history shows Ireland to be the force, a country of...

UM's Payne Family Native American Center

UM Ranked Among ‘Best Deals on Colleges for Native American Studies’

Great College Deals recently ranked University of Montana’s Native American studies among the top 20 best-deal colleges in the nation. The organization, which was published in a full report on its...

 Tyler Morgan, left, Mackensie Salitsky and Katjana Stutzer

Communication Studies Students Win Top Regional Research Award

Four undergraduate students in the University of Montana Department of Communication Studies won the top paper award at the Western States Communication Association’s annual Undergraduate...

James Elser, right, with outgoing director Jack Stanford

New Director Starts Work at Flathead Lake Biological Station

The dream has officially come true for James Elser. The world-renowned freshwater ecologist moved into his new residence March 1 and began his on-site tenure as director of the century-old...

Doctoral student Chris Armatas and undergraduate Carly Campbell

Doctoral Student, Undergraduate Honored for Wilderness Research

College of Forestry and Conservation Ph.D. student Chris Armatas was recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service with a National Wilderness Award for Excellence in Wilderness Research...

UM Commencement in Washington-Grizzly Stadium

UM To Award Two Honorary Doctorates at May Commencement

UM will award honorary doctorates to Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and former U.S. Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas during its May 14 Commencement exercises. Simmons will serve as...

Mars

The Last Best Space: UM Grads Unlock the Mysteries of Space

Montana isn’t exactly the epicenter of the space industry, but four UM alumni have made careers shedding more light on the vast darkness of space and discovering where we fit in the grand mystery...

UM students visit with employers at job fair

Explore Career and Employment Options for Majors at UM

UM’s Career Services, with the assistance of various academic departments, has developed a series titled “What Can I Do With A Major In...” which addresses career options for many UM majors. Each...

sage grouse

USDA Partners with UM to Develop Sage Grouse Management Map

Partnering with UM and other entities, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has created a new map through the Google Earth Engine as part of their...

students work together in a lab

Growing Demand for Health Professionals Spurs Education Initiatives

A new analysis says demand for healthcare workers in Montana is going to grow by 40 percent in the next 10 years. Earlier this month, UM announced “a major new initiative” that could help address...

LMG Security employee Geoff Curtiss works in his office in downtown Missoula

Report Finds High-Tech Industry is Outpacing State Economy

Employment and revenues are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a study released last week that was conducted by UM’s Bureau of Business and Economic...

a student looks at the Omniglobe in UM's Education Center

College of Education uses Twitter – with a Twist

UM’s College of Education is putting a twist on Twitter: It's not only creating a digital footprint; it's using the social-media tool in an attempt to lead professional development in the field.

UM Assistant Professor Orion Berryman

Professor Earns Distinguished National Science Foundation CAREER Grant

Orion Berryman, an assistant professor in the University of Montana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.

Forest Service fire expert Mitch Burgard teaches UM students how wildfire changes the landscape.

Scientists, Citizens and Students Discuss Changing North Fork Valley

UM geography Lecturer Rick Graetz recently took 18 UM seniors from diverse disciplines to Polebridge for six days of “experiential learning.” Hobnobbing with scientists, citizens and land...

Dr. Irena Mrak, left, and UM Professor Sarah Halvorson tour a gorge in the southeastern Alps.

Professor Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Research in Slovenia

Sarah J. Halvorson, geography professor at UM, recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research on climate change perceptions and adaptation scenarios in the south-central European...

UM Associate Professor Robin Saha

Researcher Sheds Light on Michigan Water Disaster for National Audience

When the water crisis broke in Flint, Michigan, people again started asking if residents of other poor, minority communities were more likely to be exposed to environmental harms. UM Associate...

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