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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....

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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...

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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...

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold

UM Educator Named President of Statewide Accounting Association

UM accounting Associate Professor Joshua Herbold was recently named the 2017-18 president of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors. He is the first educator to...

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...

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The Search for the Next President of the University of Montana

Visit the Presidential Search page on UM President’s Office website for updates on the search, timelines and the search committee member roster.

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UM Researchers Band Osprey Chicks Honk, Hoot and Hero

UM researchers landed at Dunrovin Ranch last week to band three osprey chicks and tell school children in summer camp a little bit about them. UM and its partners also worked on a project to...

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UM Aims for Most Beautiful Campus Designation

Travel+Leisure magazine named UM among the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the nation, but we want to be No. 1! Support Montana and Griz Nation by voting here through July 6.

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More Than 2,000 Montana Students Earn Scholarships from UM

Students at the University of Montana received $5 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year. The following Montana students are among the recipients of more than 2,000 scholarships...

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Big Dipper Partners with UM on Huckleberry Ice Cream

Lovers of ice cream and the Griz can celebrate two of their favorite things with the release of HuckleBeary, a newly branded flavor from Missoula’s own Big Dipper Ice Cream. The...

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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Pinkerton Voted Big Sky Softball Coach of the Year

There are any number of reasons his peers could have voted Montana's Jamie Pinkerton the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, which they did this month, making it twice in two years Pinkerton has...

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UM Dining Earns Five Awards for Exceptional Food Service

UM Dining recently was recognized with five Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services competition. The awards celebrate exemplary menus,...

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African-American Studies Marks First Graduating Class

UM celebrated its first cohort of graduating seniors with majors in African-American studies during Commencement on Saturday, May 13. For 49 years, UM students could take classes in...

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UM ScholarWorks Reaches 1 Million Downloads

ScholarWorks, UM's online scholarly repository, has achieved a momentous milestone: 1 million downloads. The service is online at http://scholarworks.umt.edu. Managed by the Mansfield Library,...

UM forestry student John Parcell competes in a Woodsman Team event

Montana Woodsman a Cut Above the Rest

John Parcell spent a good chunk of his youth chopping wood, never suspecting it might someday factor in his fate. He grew up in Condon, and after enrolling at UM his love of the outdoors prompted...

UM researchers Andrea and Don Stierle

Berkeley Pit Water Leads to Groundbreaking Scientific Discovery

Organisms found in the Berkeley Pit's toxic water are leading to a scientific breakthrough, according to two UM professors. Andrea and Don Stierle paired together two fungi taken from pit water in...
Student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate Research

Student Researcher Studies Social Media Data for Health Promotion Project

Undergraduate student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster titled “Analysis of Factors Contributing to a Facebook Presence” at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate...

UM Foundation President and CEO Cindy Williams

UM Foundation Names New President and CEO

Cindy Williams has been named president and chief executive officer of the University of Montana Foundation, board chair Mary Olson announced May 15. Williams has been a leader on the foundation’s...

The Montana Rep cast rehearses before their trip to China

Montana Rep Brings Classic 'Mockingbird' to China

Since 1997, "To Kill A Mockingbird" has been the Montana Repertory Theatre's signature play. Now professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana is taking Harper Lee's classic tale...

UM softball team celebrates a win

Grizzly Softball Team Wins Big Sky Championship

Montana, in just its third season, used the pitching of tournament MVP Michaela Hood and a seven-run fourth inning to defeat top-seeded Weber State 9-5 in the Big Sky Conference championship game...

Zhibing Cara Zhou, UM graduate

UM Student Inspired by Grandfather, Stepdad to be Medical Doctor

Coming up on graduation, Zhibing "Cara"Zhou has a 4.0 grade point average at UM, and in August, she heads to medical school to become a doctor, melding the science that fuels her mind with the...

Lucile Speer, delegate to Montana Constitutional Convention, 1971-72, signs the Constitution on March 22, 1972.

Donor Creates New Faculty Position at UM to Honor Legendary Librarian

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, UM has its first endowed chair in the humanities. The new Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History honors Lucile Speer and her...

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UM to Hold 120th Commencement May 13

UM’s 120th Commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. UM alumna Jennifer Isern will be the featured speaker. Late UM President George Dennison...

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UM Launches New Online Art Degree

UM’s School of Art just launched a fully online art degree, which is the first of its kind in the state. The Bachelor of Arts in studio art gives students a diverse toolbox of skills important to...

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.

Late President Emeritus George Dennison

UM to Host Dennison Celebration of Life on Friday, May 12

Historian and educator George M. Dennison was UM’s longest-serving president from 1990 to 2010. The University and the Dennison family will honor the enduring impacts of his legacy during a...

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...

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...

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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 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....

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