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UM Students Make Dean’s List

At the University of Montana, 2,631 students made the fall semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List, students must be...

Associate Professor of Marketing Justin Angle (right) interviews retired professional Tour de France cyclist Tyler Hamilton

College of Business Launches ‘A New Angle’ Podcast

Podcasts are the world’s new favorite way to connect, learn and inspire. So it’s only fitting that the UM College of Business is launching “A New Angle,” a podcast that explores the work of...

International students gather on the football field at UM

UM’s English Language Institute Draws International Students

UM offers excellent pathway options for international students. For those wishing to study in the vibrant community of Missoula, the English Language Institute is a great place for perfecting your...

Katie and Mitchell Marema met in the Navy and moved to Missoula pursue degrees in wildlife biology at UM.

Veterans Flock to UM’s Wildlife Biology Program, Including Navy Couple

When Mitchell Marema moved his uncle to Montana back in 2008, the landscape stayed with him during his military service. So when it came time for him and his wife, Katie, to relocate after their...

Students take final exams at UM

Students Earn Degrees from UM

UM had 809 students who were degree candidates for fall semester 2017. Those students are UM degree candidates or have been awarded their degrees for fall semester 2017.

Hospital and UM officials announce clinical trial

UM, Hospital, Drug Company Launch Study to Help Veterans with PTSD

Montana veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of military service from 2001 on may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial that is a partnership between UM...

Students and professors in a class at the University of Montana recently discuss the statewide Big Sky Poll being launched to provide public opinion data.

UM Prepares to Launch Big Sky Poll to Gather Public Opinion Data

UM is launching a statewide Big Sky Poll in order to provide high-quality public opinion data. The project of the UM Social Science Research Laboratory is offering students an opportunity to do...

students exercise at Campus Rec at UM

Campus Rec Furthers UM’s Commitment to Sustainability by Becoming Carbon Neutral

Campus Recreation at the University of Montana will become carbon neutral in 2018 after purchasing 440 metric tons of carbon offsets and 870,000 kilowatt-hours in renewable energy certificates....

A picture of Emma Lommasson in a pink dress

Emma Lommasson Celebrates 106th Birthday

Emma Lommasson, the namesake for UM’s student transaction building, recently turned 106 years old. Watch the UM alumna and longtime University employee describe the students she served for so...

An image of UM faculty member Brent Ruby in his office with a bike and stuffed marmot

Faculty Members Display Personalities With Offices

The distinct offices of some of UM’s top faculty members were highlighted in this recent Missoulian feature. Check out the books, skulls, art, mess and stuffed marmot.

UM entrepreneurs practice delivering their pitch

Missoula Entrepreneurs Practice Their Pitch Ahead of EPIC Competition

Several UM students and upstart entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for a new business Wednesday morning to a roomful of friendly critics – a practice run for the main competition planned later this...

Dean Chris Shook and business senior Nikki Gabrielsen

Dean for a Day Puts Student in Charge of UM Business School

If you could be dean for a day, what would you do? UM College of Business senior Nikki Gabrielsen got to answer that question on Nov. 29, when the winner of the college’s second annual Dean for a...

Dana Fitz Gale

Alumna, Instructor, Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

A UM alumna, instructor and current doctoral student recently received a prestigious literary award for her novel-in-progress. Dana Fitz Gale earned her MFA in creative writing in 2013 and...

Grizzly head football coach Bobby Hauck

Hauck Returns to UM as Head Football Coach

Director of Athletics Kent Haslam has named former Grizzly head coach and current San Diego State associate head coach Bobby Hauck as the 37th head football coach at the University of Montana. On...

Reinstallation of a Sliding Glass Door, an installation floor piece

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,...

Joe Janssen, left, director of the Heavy Equipment Operation Program at Missoula College, guides a student during the final phases of trail reconstruction.

Missoula College Students Revive Big Sky Park Trail

UM students recently completed a 1.7-mile trail restoration project at Big Sky Park, ensuring many more years of recreational use for the community. The park, located north of Big Sky High School,...

UM students hunt outside Philipsburg

Chasing the Hunter: UM Students Bring Friends to Big Game Tradition

UM wildlife biology doctoral student James Goerz had been inviting friends to hunt with him for years. In 2015, he and fellow UM student Mateen Hessami started recruiting colleagues from the...

Can the Cats donation area

Missoula Tops Bozeman in Annual Food Drive Competition

Community members supporting the University of Montana in the “Can the Cats” canned food drive edged out their Montana State University counterparts by nearly 5,000 pounds – the slimmest margin of...

Gallagher Business Building at UM

School of Business Administration Becomes College of Business

The Montana University System Board of Regents has voted to rename UM’s School of Business Administration to the College of Business. The unanimous vote took place at the Board of Regents meeting...

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Regents Unanimously Approve Selection of UM’s Next President

The Montana Board of Regents unanimously gave its stamp of approval Nov. 16 for Seth Bodnar to become the University of Montana’s next president. Bodnar will begin his new duties in January...

volunteers work at the Missoula Food Bank

Missoula Food Bank Receives Largest Food Donation in Organization History

Earlier this week the Missoula Food Bank received its largest single food donation in organization history as part of this year’s Can the Cats competition when Missoula Federal Credit Union...

Kayla Pierson with Cassie Award

Information Technology Employee Earns Two National Accolades

Kayla Pierson, a designer and user experience specialist for UM’s Information Technology department, recently earned two national awards. Pierson was one of six winners from the research and...

arboretum interpretive site at UM

New Interpretive Space Celebrates State Arboretum

UM has dedicated a special space on campus surrounded by trees to inform visitors about the state’s arboretum – which lives at UM. Few visitors to campus realize that UM doubles as the State of...

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UM Earns Bronze Rating for Campus Sustainability Efforts

Following a spring 2017 semester of student-led data collection and a summer of report polishing and editing, the University of Montana earned a bronze rating through The Association for the...

Growing up Griz

Legacy Players Reflect on Family, Finding Their Way to UM

UM has great respect for tradition and perhaps the greatest Montana tradition is its penchant for continuity. Players who were once titans of UM athletics frequently wind up seeing their children...

Missoula at sunset

Griz Fans Have Opportunity to Can the Cats, Help Those in Need

It's once again time for Can the Cats, UM’s annual competition with Montana State University to see which school can donate the most canned-food items. The food drive, now in its 18th year,...

Louis, incubating eggs on the left, and Iris

Montana Osprey Project Brings Knowledge, Drama to Fans Worldwide

For the past decade, the UM-based Montana Osprey Project has used ospreys to learn about the health of our streams, rivers and lakes, as well as bring information about our environment to...

A shot of the UM Hall of Champions

Feist Family Foundation makes $2 million gift to Grizzly Athletics

The Missoula-based Feist Family Foundation has committed a $2 million donation to the UM athletic department. The gift benefits athletic facility improvements, student-athlete support, men's...

pumpkin atop Main Hall at UM

Squash Spikers: History and How-to of the Main Hall Pumpkin Prank

Halloween at UM wouldn’t be complete without the spiked pumpkin atop Main Hall. The pumpkin returned early this month, much the same as it has for decades. A secretive group within the local rock...

George Gaines, founder of Chilton Skis, presents at Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp

UM Entrepreneurs Participate in National Training Camp

Two UM Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs, along with other top college entrepreneurs from around the world, visited New York City for the Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp on Oct....

2017 Pinecone Award winners

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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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...

Main Hall at night reflected in rain puddles

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...

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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,...

Alumni Band marches in the UM Homecoming Parade

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...

hydroponic crops grow at UM

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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