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...

UM campus

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...

UM journalism Professor Jule Banville

Last Best Podcast Festival Takes Audio Storytelling Social

There's no shortage of live music, arts or film festivals in Missoula. Now UM journalism Assistant Professor Jule Banville wants to add another festival to the mix. This one for podcasts and the...

UM cross country coach Collin Fehr

Coach Collin Fehr Combines Love of Running, People

In the eyes of cross-country coach Collin Fehr, Missoula is a runner’s paradise. The mountains, the hills, the trails; Missoula has every component that a distance runner could want and he can’t...

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks at UM

Labor Secretary: Students Need Job Skills and Critical Thinking

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cautions Montana educators against thinking too narrowly about their jobs. "It's a false choice to suggest we're either training people for the jobs of tomorrow...

Glenn Kneebone, One Button Studio manager, stands in the new studio at UM

Library Adds Automated Video Recording Facility

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM has launched a new One Button Studio, an automated video-recording facility that can be used by UM students and employees and requires no previous...

UM senior Mitch Zandera helps fourth-graders Tucker Capell and Ashton Johnson examine their catch in the Clark Fork River

Fourth-Graders Learn River Ecology from UM Students

It was a case of students teaching students last week as undergraduates from UM led a field trip on river ecology for a fourth-grade class from Paxson Elementary School. Once the students from...

members of UM's Cave Club stand inside Lick Creek Cave

UM’s Fledging Cave Club Takes Off, Leads Clean Up Effort

Stomping up the steep forest trail in their boots, dressed in bright red and blue cave suits with backpack pumps, the cave club looked like a group of Ghostbusters. It was a blazing 85 degrees,...

UM West African dance instructor Tarn Ream

Tarn Ream Shares Love of Dance as Student, Teacher

When people ask Tarn Ream what she does, she's never quite sure what to say. One day she's teaching West African dance classes at UM. The next day she might be teaching a community class with...

Samantha Alario, owner and designer of Gemini Mountain Swimwear

Grad Student Makes Swimsuit Line for Mountain Girls

Samantha Alario was sick of buying swimsuits that fell apart and didn’t fit. Growing up in California, Alario lived in a bikini. When she moved to Montana in 2003, there weren’t a lot of options...

Lommasson Building at UM

UM Career Services Office Now Offers CPA Exam

Testing Services, a division of the Office of Career Services at UM, now offers the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to test-takers hoping to earn CPA licensure in Montana and other...

UM graduate Josh Smith looks at a price tag on a tree at UM

Students Calculate Benefits of Trees on Campus

For the next week, trees across campus will be wearing price tags showing off the value they provide to the school. Josh Smith, a recent UM graduate and employee of the Montana Department of...

Students participate in Love Your Body Day at the UC

Event Inspires UM Students to 'Love Your Body'

To help young men and women find beauty in their own skin and dismiss conventional images of beauty portrayed by mass media, the Student Involvement Network of the UC joined the National...

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

UM Plans Major Educational Conference Oct. 26-27

UM will host a major educational conference on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27, highlighted by a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. The conference, “Defining a 21st Century...

The Montana Race Project: Everyone has a story.

Students Launch Project Telling Stories About Race in Montana

Students in UM’s School of Journalism have launched a new endeavor to tell the uncovered stories of racial experiences in Montana. The project, “The Montana Race Project: Everyone Has A Story,”...

Grace Cady participates in a UM outreach tour at Flathead HIgh School

UM Outreach Tour Brings Science to Kalispell Classrooms

Students in science teacher Ben Young’s class listened to the call of the wild Thursday as University of Montana doctoral student Alexia Billings gave a presentation on animal sound...

culinary students work in the kitchen

Missoula College Responds to Demand for Hospitality Professionals

Aimee Elliott knows good food. As the Chef Instructor for Missoula College’s Culinary Arts Program, herself a graduate of the program, Elliott guides her students through rigorous five-week cycles...

salad bar at UM's Food Zoo

A Plate Full of Greens: UM Dining Focuses on Plant Protein

University of Montana Dining announced they're changing the menu to provide a diet more focused on plant proteins. The shift is part of a program called Menus of Change through the Culinary...

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Missoula Federal Credit Union Pledges $53,000 to Missoula College

Recognizing both the growing importance of renewable energy in the region and the rising need for trained professionals in the renewable energy sector, Missoula Federal Credit Union has pledged...

Terry Payne, left, and Suzanne and Bruce Crocker

UM Foundation Honors Donors with Prestigious Award

The UM Foundation awarded the Order of the Grizzly, its highest honor, on Sept. 24. Suzanne and Bruce Crocker of Palo Alto, California, and Terry Payne of Missoula are the 2015 recipients and were...

Mehrdad Kia, director of UM’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

Central and Southwest Asian Studies Director Lends Expertise to Governor

On Sept. 8, Mehrdad Kia, director of UM’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center, traveled to Helena to present a two-hour lecture on conflicts and critical issues in these countries to...

Nick Strom, a senior in environmental studies, holds an uprooted bitterroot

New Internship Explores Significance of Native Plants to Tribes

Sweet grass grows inside a rock circle outside the Payne Family Native American Center, the plant most people who pass by want to see. The bitterroot flower and Oregon grape grow in other circles,...

University of Montana student April Werle is part of a new program at UM

UM Launches Program to Support Motivated, Talented Women

UM is launching a new program called "Pursue Your Passions." The program has a mission to encourage more students to consider starting careers around their passions by launching a new business or...

Richard Diebenkorn. Photograph by Leo Holub, Santa Monica, Calif., 1984. Credit: Courtesy Estate of Leo Holub.

Rarely Seen Works by Master Painter Diebenkorn Coming to MMAC

After sifting through more than a thousand drawings by Richard Diebenkorn, one curator remains as effusive as ever about the late painter's work. "I'm still waiting to see a bad Diebenkorn," said...

Great Falls attorney Alexander Blewett speaks at renaming ceremony

Law School Renaming Ceremony Honors Blewetts

Two decades ago, Great Falls attorney Alexander Blewett was able to make a $50 donation to his alma mater, the UM School of Law. On Sept. 11, UM renamed its law school the Alexander Blewett III...

UM Professor Richard Drake

Teaching, Publishing and Coordinating with Richard Drake

Richard Drake sits in his naturally lit office on the third floor of University Hall with three walls covered in books and papers scattered across both of his desks. Drake taught at schools like...

Monica Serban

New UM Faculty Member Pleased to Call Missoula Home

Monica Serban is a new Montanan, having moved to Missoula with her family this summer. Serban, a new faculty member at the University of Montana, was most recently in Boston. She had an...

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