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UM Creative Writing Graduate Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

UM graduate Andrew Sean Greer, Class of 96, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Greer's novel, "Less," is "a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range,...

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UM Dance Program Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center

UM’s Dance Program bolstered its standing as one of the nation’s most decorated institutions with another stellar showing at the recent American College Dance Association Northwest Regional...

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Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

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Students Honor Women's History Month by Hosting Events

Students in the environmental studies department at UM honored Women's History Month on Monday with two events connecting to women’s health concerns and issues women face. The event kicked off...

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UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM Alumna Holly Andres

Alumna Cultivates Dual Careers in Fine Art, High-End Editorial Worlds

Holly Andres, a photographer from Missoula, Montana, says she once had a vivid experience in which​ she could recall a memory from her childhood, both the feeling she had in the moment and as a...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

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125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

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Montana Repertory Theatre Announces New Artist Director

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence at UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, has selected Michael Legg to become its next artistic director. Legg currently is director of...

UM President Seth Bodnar present Professor Rozalyn LaPier with award

UM Honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, Other Esteemed Faculty

Professor Rozalyn LaPier received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment on Feb. 15 as part of UM's Charter Day awards ceremony. The award recognizes a...

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UM to Celebrate 125 Years of Excellence at Charter Day

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the campus and Missoula communities to celebrate the University’s 125th birthday during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday,...

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UM Selected to Host Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of State once again has selected UM as one of a handful of U.S. universities to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Long-term English Language Program. Up to 20 Hubert...

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President Bodnar on Diversity, Divestment and the Main Hall Pumpkin

Seth Bodnar is unlike any University of Montana president in memory. So for the first cover story of 2018, the Montana Kaimin news editors got to know Bodnar a little better.

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Ceramics Professor Wins $50,000 Arts Fellowship

Julia Galloway, a Missoula potter and UM ceramics professor, has won a $50,000 fellowship grant. United States Artists, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization, selected 45 artists across the...

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Griz in Europe: Grad Students Take WWII Propaganda Studies Abroad

Four graduate students in UM’s Department of Communication Studies spent fall semester learning about WWII propaganda. Now they are traveling across Central Europe, visiting in person the sites...

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Shattered Glass, Endangered Species Ceramics at Faculty Exhibition

Broken glass installations, ceramics about endangered species, and experimental photography, all with a conceptual heft, are on display at the University of Montana Faculty Exhibition. The show,...

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Piano Students Selected to Present Research at National Conference

Four students majoring in piano at UM’s School of Music recently were selected to present their research on the pianist’s left hand at the Music Teachers National Association Conference in...

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Medieval Art Scholar Reveals ‘Dance of Death’ Murals

UM English Professor Ashby Kinch, a scholar of late medieval literature and art, discusses how death was once much more active in daily lives and reflected in art of the period.

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UM Websites, Web Managers Earn Pinecone Awards

The votes are tallied and the winners selected in UM’s annual Pinecone Awards contest, which invites web users to select the University’s best websites. UM’s Information Technology started the...

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UM Drama Builds its Own Globe Theatre for 'As You Like It'

The interior of the Masquer Theatre will feel more like Shakespeare's Globe for his comedy, "As You Like It." For the first show in UM’s School of Theatre and Dance season, the crews have built a...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

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Honor the Past, Shape the Future at UM Homecoming Oct. 8-14

The UM Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to celebrate Homecoming 2017, Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 8-14. This year’s theme, “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping...

Greg Johnson, artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre at UM

Montana Repertory Theatre Director to Retire After 29 Years

Greg Johnson will retire this spring after 29 years as artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre. "It's been an incredible run for me personally and professionally, to have been in this...

Payne Family Native American Center at UM

Sunrise Ceremony Begins American Indian Heritage Week at UM

When the light was still dim Monday morning, coffee-holding people came together outside of the Payne Family Native American Center to greet the sun and kick off a week of activities celebrating...

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UM Listed Among Nation’s Top 150 Public Universities

UM ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook, UM tied for 113th place in the top national...

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Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

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MontanaPBS to Screen New C.M. Russell Documentary

MontanaPBS will screen a new documentary about Montana’s cowboy artist Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) in seven locations across Montana in September and October. The documentary will reintroduce...

Artist Mitchell McCabe

Psychology Grad Found Solace, Identity in Art After Paralyzing Crash

Mitchell McCabe's latest work in progress is an abstract drawing of Three Buttes, a mountain west of Route 66 on the Fort Belknap Reservation where he grew up. Three semi-abstract horses, riding a...

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Full Speed Ahead Into Fall Semester at UM

UM is looking forward to the arrival of students and the start of classes on Thursday, Aug. 31. Missoula is experiencing variable smoke from nearby fires, but there is no danger to campus.

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Student Survey Places UM Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

UM recently was named to the Princeton Review’s 2018 list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America.“The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition” was released in August. UM also was...

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With Independents Ascendant, Missoula's Vault Comics Looks to Future

UM alumnus Adrian Wassel and his brother Damian have teamed up to pursue their dream: launching a comic book publishing company called Vault Comics. The Wassel brothers, joined by and a UM...

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UM Grads Create Documentary About Group Home Residents

Two recent UM digital filmmaking graduates are at work on a documentary that gives an inside look at the lives of three Missoula men with intellectual disabilities. "Paxson: A Home in Common," a...

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan pose on the Oval at UM

Japanese High School Students Engage in Exchange at UM

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan are visiting the University of Montana to participate in a two-week culture and language program hosted by UM’s English Language...

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UM Teams with Hank Green to Explore History of Life

The UM Paleontology Center has partnered with internet producer Hank Green to launch EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth.

Tobin Miller Shearer, associate history professor and director of UM's African-American Studies Program

Professor to Ride 500 Miles to Mark African-American Studies’ 50th Year

As the UM African-American Studies Program prepares to celebrate 50 years on campus, its director is about to embark on a 500-mile bike ride. Tobin Miller Shearer, an associate history professor,...

Iraqi students gather for a photo on July 10 at UM.

UM Leadership Program Hosts Iraqi Youth

UM welcomes 25 Iraqi students this week as part of the 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. The students are participating in a three-week program focused on international peace building...

UM English Professor Kevin Canty

For UM English Professor, Teaching and Writing Novels Feed Each Other

The way Kevin Canty sees it, if you don’t really want to write — that is, if you won’t sit down and commit to it — there’s nothing he can do to make you better. And if you don’t read other...

Montana-native-turned-Nashville star Tim Ryan

‘Play Me Montana’ Brings Alum Tim Ryan Rouillier Back to Where it All Began

Montana-native-turned-Nashville star Tim Ryan’s grandest dream yet – a musical memoir called “Play Me Montana” – will open at UM’s  Dennison Theatre on June 17. His magnum opus, featuring a...

UM Dining’s compost van sports a new custom paint job courtesy of a UM student who volunteered his artistic skills.

Student Gives UM Dining Compost Van a New Look with Custom Paint Job

UM Dining’s compost van has a sharp new paint job courtesy of a student graffiti artist who offered his services for free after seeing the plain gray van driving around campus. The artist, who...

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