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Explore Career and Employment Options for Majors at UM

UM’s Career Services, with the assistance of various academic departments, has developed a series titled “What Can I Do With A Major In...” which addresses career options for many UM majors. Each...

Students dine in the Food Zoo at UM

UM Dining Ranks No. 1 in State, 84th Nationally in Campus Food Survey

Whether it's the handmade meatloaf, macaroni and cheese or the abundance of fresh produce, those surveyed after dining at UM report a greater satisfaction than most college students.

LMG Security employee Geoff Curtiss works in his office in downtown Missoula

Report Finds High-Tech Industry is Outpacing State Economy

Employment and revenues are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy, according to a study released last week that was conducted by UM’s Bureau of Business and Economic...

Forest Service fire expert Mitch Burgard teaches UM students how wildfire changes the landscape.

Scientists, Citizens and Students Discuss Changing North Fork Valley

UM geography Lecturer Rick Graetz recently took 18 UM seniors from diverse disciplines to Polebridge for six days of “experiential learning.” Hobnobbing with scientists, citizens and land...

Missoula Food Bank employee sorts canned goods

Center for Environmental Health Sciences Launches Food Drive

This year, UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences decided it wanted to get involved with the community, Kassandra Widhalm said recently, and they decided that supporting the Missoula Food...

Lady Griz player McCalle Feller

Finding Feller: Lady Griz Star Finds Family On and Off the Court

If you ask Lady Griz guard McCalle Feller, she believes she’s a great player because of the hours spent training with her dad in Lewistown gyms. But McCalle knows some things can’t be...

UM Oval in winter

Charter Day Events Celebrate UM’s Birthday, Honor Awardees

UM will celebrate its 123rd birthday on Thursday, Feb. 18, with a noon-hour party and an evening Charter Day awards ceremony and reception. The festivities are held each year to celebrate the...

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Montana Graduates Crucial in Building Entertainment Scene in State

The number of successful Montanans working in entertainment industry keeps expanding, thanks to UM’s Entertainment Management program, which got off the ground 15 years ago with help from in...

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UM Creates New Health and Medicine Initiative

UM provides more health career programs than any other campus in the state, and now the University has launched a new UM Health & Medicine initiative to promote this fact and foster new advances...

UM student receiving advising assistance at the Advising on the Go counter

UM Now Offering Students Advising on the Go

The Office for Student Success at UM now offers students a service called Advising on the Go in the Lommasson Center’s Griz Central. UM students can stop by the new advising counter from 10 a.m....

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UM Ranked No. 8 Great Value College with Beautiful Campus

Great Value Colleges recently ranked UM No. 8 of 35 for offering a great value on education in a beautiful setting. UM earned the No. 8 position for the number of awards and recognition the campus...

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UM Orders Zero-Emission Electric Buses for UDASH Fleet

The Associated Students of UM is “going electric” with the purchase of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. UM's student-led transit agency will be the first in the U.S. to bring fast-charging...

Mark Burnham ’84, left, and Eric Sprunk ’86 pose for a photo with their families

Alumni Philanthropy Supports Future Dean of UM Business School

UM now has its first endowed dean’s position, thanks to the generosity of Mark Burnham ’84 and Eric Sprunk ’86 who together with their families have each made a $1 million contribution to create...

Kayli Julius, Optimal Bear coordinator, poses with a bag of all-natural tortilla chips

Healthy Choices Now Highlighted at Corner Store at UM

After a successful first year at the University of Montana’s UC Market, the Optimal Bear Approved program run by Curry Health Center’s Wellness department is expanding to the Corner Store on...

Veterans Memorial at UM

UM Earns Top Military School Designation for Veteran Education

UM has been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition 2016 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities, a searchable online database that measures institutions based on best...

Hawthorne Elementary kindergarten students study biology and the human body.

UM, MCPS Collaborate to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment

Three years ago, UM partnered with Missoula County Public Schools in a groundbreaking effort to ensure students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed. Now the program is...

Ryan Duarte is co-founder of Montana Root Applications

App to Detect Dangerous Sunlight Radiation Wins UM Pitch Competition

A team of local entrepreneurs that developed a smartphone app to fight skin cancer has won UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, a program designed to encourage innovation and...

UM defensive end Tyrone Holmes

Holmes Named FCS Defensive Player of the Year

Tyrone Holmes has a long list of accolades for putting together one of the best defensive seasons in Montana history last season. Now, he can add the crown jewel of FCS football awards to his...

The eight Circles of Life represented on the Native Plant Garden website

Students Create Website for Native Plant Garden on UM Campus

UM’s Native Plant Garden outside the Payne Family Native American Center contains native grasses and bushes connecting eight Circles of Life. Students in the Native Plant Stewardship and...

Evin Oser of Montana Root Applications, center, winner of the Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Student Entrepreneurs Impress at Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Nine student contestants recently competed in UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, and three of those contestants won cash prizes totaling $2,500. It was the most diverse group of...

UM employees load U-Haul truck with gift donations

UM Holiday Programs Benefit Dozens of Local Families, Veterans

The UM community donated enough food, gifts and other items to benefit more than 40 local families and 20 veterans through the Office of Civic Engagement’s 2015 Adopt-A-Family and Adopt-A-Veteran...

children play in spectrUM's pop-up museum at the Missoula airport

Airport Pop-Up Museum Offers Activities to Travelers of All Ages

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, visitors to Missoula’s International Airport will have the chance to experience a hands-on science exhibit. The pop-up museum recently opened its...

Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy students and nonprofit leaders

Philanthropy Class Awards $10,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

UM students in a course titled Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy recently awarded $10,000 to local nonprofits. The class addresses social responsibility and community building...

Nicole Taranto with her food cart, Bao Chow

Culinary Arts Alumni Working Toward Restaurant Dream

When Nicole Taranto moved to Missoula from her hometown of Bozeman, opening Montana's only Chinese-style bao restaurant was not a part of the plan. But today that’s where Taranto and business...

Larry Gianchetta, dean of the UM School of Business Administration

Business Dean Gianchetta to Retire After 41 Years at UM

Larry Gianchetta, dean of the UM School of Business Administration, is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. After 41 years at UM, 30 years of those as dean, Dean Gianchetta has left an...

UM Professor Emeritus Don Kiely

A Rivertop Runs Through It: Building a Bio-Business in Montana

Bio-Based World News Editor Luke Upton recently paid a visit to Missoula to learn more about Rivertop Renewables, a company born of UM research.

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Crittenden Named First Team Academic All-American

Montana Grizzly football captain and senior defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2015 Academic All-America Division I football first team. It's the third major academic accolade...

Maurika Moore pitches her business during a Blackstone LaunchPad event

Home Health Company Wins Blackstone’s Pitch Contest

Maurika Moore's home health company is having such a strong impact on the lives of women and families, it's on its way to a national competition doling out $70,000 in all. Moore’s company, Hestia,...

Libby, Montana

SoBA Joins Team to Move Libby Beyond Superfund Era

Libby and Troy are beginning a campaign to re-brand themselves as places to live, visit and invest in – trying to shake off more than a decade-old economic shadow. The Kootenai River Development...

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Missoula Wins Can the Bobcats Food Drive

UM’s 54-35 victory in Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild wasn’t the only win for Missoula. The city also topped Bozeman as part of Can the Bobcats/Can the Griz, the 16th annual food drive competition....

Can the Bobcats donation bin in the UC

UM Makes Final Push in Can the Bobcats Food Drive

UM has a lot of ground to make up between now and Friday, Nov. 20, when the donations are weighed for the Can the Bobcats Food Drive. The off-field competition between UM and Montana State...

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President Holds Campus Forum on UM Budget

President Royce Engstrom held a campus forum on Nov. 17 to discuss the University's budget picture. Engstrom spoke with the campus community about the need to realign UM's base budget with current...

UM students canoe the Missouri River

Wilderness Trip Participants See Higher Retention, GPAs

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants are found to have higher retention rates and GPAs than the average UM student.  FWE introduces incoming freshmen to Montana’s outdoors during a four-day...

Daly Elementary students learn how the 3D printers at Bitterroot College's Fab Lab work

Bitterroot College’s Fab Lab Offers New Learning Opportunities

Not every fifth-grade class creates something that will change a person’s life. Then again, not every fifth-grade class gets to work with the latest in technology, including 3D printers and...

UM social work graduate student Tawnya Cazier

Advocate Uses Storytelling to Change Sexual Assault Conversation

Ira Glass is certainly aware of the phenomenal success of his radio program and podcast, "This American Life." But he probably doesn’t know he has changed the dialogue about sexual assault in...

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Wellness Blog Offers Healthy Living Tips for Students

What started out as a magazine sharing UM students’ stories and tips on healthy living has been reimagined for the digital world. Curry Health Center’s Wellness department recently relaunched...

Charging Forward piece of art at UM

Montana Museum of Art and Culture Marks 120 Years of Collecting

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture at UM is home to the vast Permanent Collection – Montana’s largest public art collection – but it does not have a dedicated facility. Some pieces are...

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UM to Host Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Nov. 8-10

For the first time, a statewide summit to prevent sexual assault will be hosted at UM. The Not In Our State Sexual Assault Summit 2015 runs Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 8 through 10, and the...

Crown of Continent Yellowstone Magazine

Online Magazine Examines Crown of Continent, Yellowstone

UM has released the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of its UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone E-Magazine. In this issue readers will find articles, essays, special features and a large...

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