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President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 26

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will kick off the academic year with his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The public and members of the media are invited to the...

UM students sit on a rock above the M on Mount Sentinel

UM Offers First Certificate Program for Health Coaching in Montana

Curry Health Center has partnered with UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance to offer the first certificate program in the state for health coaching. The Health Behavior Coach...

Two UM pharmacy students hold a UM Grizzly flag atop Africa's highest point.

Pharmacy Students Collaborate with Ethiopia, Summit Kilimanjaro

Where will a UM education take you? In the case of UM pharmacy students Keith Ginoff and Manraj Bains, they spent five weeks in Africa to further UM collaboration with the University of Gondar in...

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UM Launches New ‘UMontana’ Mobile App

The University recently released its first mobile app. The app gives easy access to commonly searched for information, integration with UM academic tools and the ability to conduct UM business...

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University Offers New International Baccalaureate Certification

The new International Baccalaureate Educator certificate program at UM has received unanimous, unconditional recognition and approval from the International Baccalaureate Organization. The...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
Shannon Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

In an announcement that lacks any of the surprise of Robin Selvig's retirement two weeks ago, the best player in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history has been chosen to take over the...

Ray Ekness is the new director of the Broadcast Media Center

UM Hires New Broadcast Media Center Director

After a national search, UM has selected Ray Ekness to become the next director of the Broadcast Media Center, which houses the public broadcasting stations of KUFM Radio and KUFM-TV. Ekness is a...

Flathead Lake Biological Station Director Jim Elser

Elser Era Dawns at Flathead Lake Biological Station

Jim Elser is not simply sitting back and enjoying the lake views from his new office. The new director of the University of Montana’s storied Flathead Lake Biological Station is hitting the ground...

Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig

Former Lady Griz Player Asks: How Do You Thank a Legend?

“I would run through a wall for that man. We all would.” Former Lady Griz player Katie Baker pays tribute to coach Robin Selvig, who recently announced his retirement.

The Grizzly Battalion ROTC cannon sits in front of Schreiber Gymnasium.

Behind the Boom: The History of UM’s Legendary Cannon Tradition

The ROTC cannon first appeared at Griz games in the late 1980s, just after Washington-Grizzly opened, and has celebrated nearly every Grizzly score since.

UM alumna Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone’s Blackfeet Identity and UM Roots Keep Her Grounded

When “Certain Women” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January, Lily Gladstone’s performance was singled out for praise by Rolling Stone and Variety. Now the UM alumnus awaits her next...

Tins full of Cold War-era survival biscuits and hard candy sit on a table in Aber Hall

Boxes of Fallout Shelter Supplies in Aber Hall on Their Way Out

Up an elevator, through a locked door and up another two flights of stairs to the roof of 11-story Aber Hall at UM, there’s a small, concrete-walled storage room. Packed inside are survival...

Veteran and UM student Sergej Michaud sits on the bear statue at UM

The Brain Team: New UM Neural Injury Center Changes Lives

Iraq War veteran Sergej Michaud is a 4.0 student at UM, a double major in geography and economics, and a husband with a wife and two children. He also is recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

John Spierling, left, and Nicholai Khomenko remove graffiti from the walls of the mine on Mount Sentinel

Spruced-up Mount Sentinel Mine Clings to its Mysteries

Many Missoulians may not know about the Mount Sentinel mine shaft, blasted through hard rock for some 60-75 feet, maybe one-third of a mile of gradual climbing from the M. It has survived,...

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UM Hires Director of Communications for the Office of the President

UM has hired a new director of communications for the Office of the President. Paula Short, chief of the Forestry Assistance Bureau at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, will...

young scientists participate in spectrUM's Magic of Chemistry camp at UM

Chemistry Summer Camp Lets Kids Learn Science And Blow Things Up

Miniature scientists donned safety gloves and goggles Tuesday morning, giddy as they combined chemicals in a UM lab. "Explosions," 8-year-old Caroline CeeCee Baldussin said of why she's interested...

Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana's inaugural class of family physicians

Medicine Residency Program Graduates First Class of Family Physicians

Montana will gain five new medical doctors who will care for Montanans in rural and underserved areas on Sunday, July 3. UM will celebrate the graduation of its inaugural class of family...

Main Hall with the M on Mount Sentinel in the background

2,821 UM Students Make Spring Semester Dean’s List

At UM, 2,821 students made the spring semester 2016 Dean’s List and 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive...

UM's Mansfield Library

UM Mansfield Library to Share Resources Statewide

A new system will allow academic library users statewide to access the holdings of 16 libraries in Montana through a single online search. UM’s Mansfield Library – along with 15 other institutions...

UM students at Commencement

2,459 Students Earn Degrees from UM in Spring Semester 2016

UM had 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2016. To view a list of Montana students or out-of-state students who are degree candidates, visit...

UM natural areas specialist Marilyn Marler gives a tour of UM's native garden

UM Celebrates Certified Wildlife Habitat Designation for Native Garden

The native garden surrounding the Payne Family Native American Center at UM was recently designated as a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation because it provides food,...

a mountain goat rests in Glacier National Park

UM Survey: Montana Voters Give National Parks, Conservation High Marks

Montana voters are avid users of national parks and support balanced efforts to further protect public lands, which they increasingly view as a valuable economic asset, a new survey finds. The...

Across the Divide: Montana’s Tribes Navigate Politics and Progress

Across the Divide: Montana’s Tribes Navigate Politics and Progress

In the 25th annual edition of the Native News Honors Project at UM, journalism students delve into the politics on Montana’s American Indian reservations and tell different stories from across the...

Tom DeLuca, new dean of UM's College of Forestry and Conservation

New Dean, Familiar Face for College of Forestry and Conservation

UM has hired a former College of Forestry and Conservation faculty member to serve as dean. Tom DeLuca, who spent 12 years at UM, will begin his new duties on Jan. 1, 2017. He currently serves as...

UM students dine at the Food Zoo

UM Fills Plate with Food Awards

The eatin' is good at UM – think a “Star Wars” omelet bar, for starters, and a gold medal for Missoula College, too. This month, UM announced it and Missoula College had earned some awards related...

Christopher Shook, the new dean of UM's School of Business Administration

UM Names New Dean of School of Business Administration

The University of Montana has named Christopher Shook the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Shook will succeed SoBA Dean Larry Gianchetta, who will retire in June after 41 years...
UM's student-athlete academic center

New Student-Athlete Academic Center Already Providing Returns

The initial returns on Montana's investment in its year-old student-athlete academic center, which had nearly 14,000 visits during the school year, is already paying out record numbers.

Katie Barnes. Photo by Dennis Webber Photography.

MC Culinary Arts Student Cooks Up Gold in National Competition

A culinary arts student at Missoula College at UM recently created the top pastry dessert at the American Culinary Federation and Washington State Chefs Association Culinary Competition in...

UM students participate in distance learning

UM Lands $1.2M Grant to Train Speech-Language Pathologists in Rural Montana

UM’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide training to professionals seeking to become competent, certified speech-language...

Football fans fill Washington-Grizzly Stadium for a night game

Griz Top FCS in Attendance for Second Straight Season

For the second-straight season and the fifth time in the last decade, the Montana Grizzlies football team has packed in more fans than any other program in FCS football, and in 2015 drew more fans...

UM's new Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building

UM Opens New Facility for Executive Education

UM celebrated the opening of its newest campus facility, the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building, on May 12. Generously funded through private donations, the 31,411-square-foot building is home...

Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical therapy program

UM Physical Therapy Student Wins National Scholarship

A UM student recently was named the recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's 2016 Minority Scholarship Award. Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical...

students learn in UM's planetarium

Computer Science Students Create Astronomy Teaching Tool

Six UM computer science seniors have reached for the stars by launching an interactive website to help teach physics and astronomy. The website allows faculty to load a solar system to the page...

University of Montana student Zachary Falen won first place in the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge.

Students Pitch Ideas, Take Home Prize Money at UM's Business Startup Challenge

UM’s School of Business Administration, along with the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, have announced the winners of the 27th annual John...

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 Zack Aschim

Brush with Death Gives Theater Graduate a New Appreciation for Life

Two years ago, UM student Zack Aschim collapsed in the shower and was considered medically dead after not breathing on his own for 40 minutes. This week, he graduates from UM.

UM alumnus J.K. Simmons conducts the UM band during Homecoming

Student to Star: UM Alumnus J.K. Simmons Reflects on Family, Fame, Missoula

Since graduating with a music degree from UM in 1978, J.K. Simmons has become one of the most recognizable and famous locals around. He frequently returns to the Garden City and is slated to...

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...

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...

UM student John Parcell participates in the Western Collegiate Stihl Timbersports Qualifier

Forestry Major the Best in the West for College Timbersports

In the track and field meets axes and chainsaws world of college timbersports, John Parcell can now be called the best in the West. The 20-year-old forestry major from Condon represented the...

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