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Davidson Honors College Provides Home Dinners for New Students

Many students miss the comfort food of home once they arrive at college, but first-year students in UM’s Davidson Honors College receive a remedy for that – home-cooked meals provided by the DHC...

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco

UM’s Tyler Turco the Top College Saddle Bronc Rider in Nation

UM rodeo team member Tyler Turco reached the middle of the season riding high. When the Big Sky region’s five-rodeo fall series wrapped up at the end of last month, Turco — who won every saddle...

Paul Gladen, left, and David Firth

From Oxford to UM, Old Pals Nurture Missoula’s Startup Scene

When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at...

UM student actors rehearse on new Globe Theatre stage

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...

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UM Dining Lands on Bon Appetit’s List of ‘7 Healthiest College Dining Halls’

College is the time for late-night study-break burgers with your suitemates, loaded deli sandwiches, and endless french fries. But, these days, universities are implementing everything from...

Gerber Elementary students and Griz football player Cooper Sprunk

Life-changing Trip Comes Together for Sprunk’s Pen Pals

What started with a simple pen pal exchange with a group of kids in California has blossomed into the trip of a lifetime that could inspire a new generation of college-bound students. This coming...

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Two UM Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Two UM researchers on the frontiers of science and engineering are among 30 faculty members nationwide recently selected as recipients of the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Brian Chaffin,...

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UM’s MPA Program Ranked Among Top Affordable Online Programs

UM’s Master of Public Administration program was once again lauded as a top online program nationwide. AffordableColleges.com ranked UM’s MPA program No. 18 out of 50 in a review of schools across...

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...

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UM Names Five Recipients of 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Five exemplary UM graduates will receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. The awards are the highest honor presented by...

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...

Griz football players visit young fan in hospital

Griz Players Pay Special Visit to 3-year-old Fan at Seattle Children's Hospital

When the Griz football team landed in Seattle last week, a handful of players and coaches headed straight to Seattle Children’s Hospital to visit young Griz fan Troy Ross, who recently experienced...

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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...

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk reads to a class of third-graders

Sprunk’s Story Inspires Kiwanis to Connect Kids with the Griz

Montana offensive lineman Cooper Sprunk has a unique pen-pal friendship with a class of California third-graders. Now, Sentinel Kiwanis is attempting to send those students to the Sept. 30 Griz...

UM Professor Tobin Miller Shearer teaches a new group of students on the first day of school

First Day of Classes Brings Butterflies, New Ideas at UM

Thursday was the first day of the school year at UM, and the signs of eager minds and a fresh start and mentoring filled the campus. Students opened to the first clean pages of their notebooks....

MontanaPBS documentary C.M. Russell and the American West

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.

UM alumnus Dennis Eck and UM architect Jameel Chaudhry view construction at UM's LA Building

Couple Donates More Than $8 Million to Upgrade LA Building

Over the last three years, Dennis and Gretchen Eck have committed a total of $8.3 million to renovate UM’s Liberal Arts Building, Dennis Eck’s old stomping grounds as a political science and...

UM campus in fall

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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Donors Support UM in Record-Breaking Numbers

Donors stepped up to support the University of Montana in a big way this year, topping $50 million for the fourth year in a row. At the close of fiscal year 2017, private support totaled $84.5...

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UM: Smooth Sailing With Latest Accreditation Review

UM has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932. The commission recently gave UM high marks during the culmination of its latest seven-year review by...

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New Podcast Series Explores Firefighting Injuries, Human Endurance

Join faculty members from UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance as they explore topics related to firefighting, injuries and human endurance in “On The Line,” a new podcast moderated by...

Maryfrances Shreeve and her son William C. Shreeve

A Tribute to Exemplary Educators: Gift Supports Two Academic Chairs

An anonymous donation to UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences has created two academic chairs, a first for the college and among the academy’s highest honors. The...

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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...

Men stand in a burned forest along the Idaho-Montana after the Great Fire of 1910

Researchers Land Grant to Study History of Large Wildfires in Rockies

Researchers at UM will reconstruct the causes and ecosystem impacts of large wildfires in the Rocky Mountains over the past 2,500 years, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation....

Rendition of Landsat 8 as passes over the Gulf of Mexico

Geosciences Department Receives Grant to Develop Remote Sensing Technologies

Researchers in UM’s Department of Geosciences received $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to study hydrology on Montana’s agricultural lands. The research...

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...

Jade Johnson at work in a UM chemistry lab. Photo by Matt Roberts

Native Researchers Tackle Environmental Issues At UM

An eight-week-long, National Science Foundation-funded summer research program at pairs Native students with mentors in the chemistry department, giving students hands-on research experience in a...

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The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires

The only way to know exactly what’s in a wildfire’s smoke is to sample straight from the haze. UM atmospheric chemist Bob Yokelson is among a group of scientists who created a lab inside an...

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UM Sets Research Funding Record for Third Straight Year

Research continues to surge at a record pace at the University of Montana, with the institution setting a record for external funding for the third year in a row. UM brought in nearly $88 million...

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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.

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UM Announces 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars

Twenty-three exceptional incoming UM freshmen have been awarded Presidential Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and...

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UM Professor Receives Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

UM Professor Valerie Moody recently was selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipients. Moody is a professor in...

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 researchers work in the field

Beetle Study Shows Speedy Ponderosa Pines Fail Faster

An experiment by UM researchers with Ponderosa pine trees has run more than a generation and turned up some unplanned results. Saplings planted for their potential to grow the fastest, straightest...

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