Workers repair earthquake damage in Kathmandu’s ancient Swayambunath Temple

Researcher Helps Break Ground on Forecasting Earthquakes

UM researcher Rebecca Bendick is part of a team whose research is breaking ground on the complexity of earthquakes and the possibility to forecast them. The journal Nature Geoscience recently...

Montana to Zambia: Connections through Conservation

UM Forges Relationship Between Montana and Zambia

One day, a doctoral student at the UM brought Wayne Freimund a proposal to review for an experimental forest in Zambia. Nearly 20 years later, the bond between "The Last Best Place" and a country...

Fulbright Fellow Surbhi Jain

Fulbright Fellow to Instruct Intermediate Hindi at UM

UM will offer intermediate Hindi for the first time with the arrival of a new Fulbright Fellow and teacher’s assistant from India. Surbhi Jain will teach elementary and intermediate Hindi in...

Natalie Stockmann, left, and Julie Ammons

Students Win Critical Language Scholarships for Travel to Russia, Morocco

Two UM students have won highly competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for all-expenses-paid trips to Russia and Morocco this summer. Julie Ammons will participate in...

Professor Blakely Brown talks with Glen Skipper, Te Moeone project coordinator, about seed banking efforts in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Professor on Exchange in New Zealand to Explore Native Health Collaborations

Blakely Brown, professor of community health and prevention sciences in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UM, is in the midst of a four-month international faculty exchange in New...

Ya Ha Tinda elk herd

Professor Earns New Funding to Continue World’s Longest-Running Elk Study

UM ungulate habitat ecology Associate Professor Mark Hebblewhite recently received a $435,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a 15-year study of migratory elk in Alberta,...

Fatima Sadiqi is the keynote speaker at the Central and Southwest Asia Conference at UM this week

Conference Speaker: Women Have Fought for Change in Morocco

This week, author, linguist and Harvard fellow Fatima Sadiqi is in Missoula as a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference at the University of Montana. This year,...

UM Sunburst Sensors won two XPRIZE awards July 20 in New York City.

UM Chemistry Professor Helps Bring Home an XPRIZE

Only five XPRIZE competitions have been completed to advance technology for the betterment of humanity. UM’s Mike DeGrandpre and the company he founded, Sunburst Sensors, won the coveted award by...

Dr. Irena Mrak, left, and UM Professor Sarah Halvorson tour a gorge in the southeastern Alps.

Professor Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Research in Slovenia

Sarah J. Halvorson, geography professor at UM, recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research on climate change perceptions and adaptation scenarios in the south-central European...

UM Professor Amanda Golbeck

Health Sciences Professor to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Latvia

The Fulbright Specialist Program recently selected UM Professor Amanda Golbeck to advance the understanding of public and global health research at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia....

UM students who will travel to Berlin

UM Students to Travel to Berlin to Document Syrian Refugee Movement

This spring, 18 UM students will travel to Berlin to tell the stories of Syrian refugees and document one of the biggest international news stories of the past year. The students will spend May 24...

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor

Political Science Professor to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Denmark

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor, recently was named a 2016 Fulbright Specialist for public administration Rinfret will serve as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of...

Researcher in tropical forest

UM Collaboration to Investigate Tropical Forest Growth, Nutrient Acquisition

When UM biogeochemistry Professor Cory Cleveland begins a new project in Panama this summer, he will push the boundaries of soil science and how scientists collaborate with journalists to document...

UM Professor Jakki Mohr poses for photo with Saudi Arabian man

Marketing Professor Invited to Saudi Arabia to Help Solve Global Issues

Professor Jakki Mohr’s expertise is in high demand, taking her to numerous countries from Chile to Switzerland to lecture and advise on high-tech marketing issues. Recently, Mohr added Saudi...

UM Professor Cara Nelson

Professor Awarded Fulbright for Forest Restoration Research in Chile

Cara Nelson, a restoration ecology professor at the University of Montana, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on forest restoration in Chile during spring semester 2016....

UM students working on the ice sheet in Greenland

Geosciences Students, Researcher Travel to Greenland to Study Glaciers

UM Geosciences Professor Joel Harper takes his students on an unconventional field trip several times a year. He and around eight researchers fly to Greenland, where they camp out for five to six...

UM cartography students

Nepali Tiger Poachers Fear UM Student Mapmakers

None of Kevin McManigal’s cartography students at UM have been to the Parsa Wildlife Preserve. But they’ve spent the past six months building the most detailed topographic record the 155,000-acre...

A Kazakh man rides through his horse

Creative Writing Alumnus Continues Reporting Project in Kazakhstan

Out of respect for horses, Americans don’t eat them. Out of respect for their horses, Kazakhs do. UM alumnus and Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow Ryan Bell reports from Kazakhstan.

Um grad student Megan Barnhart working in Peru as Peace Corps volunteer

Montana Ties for 3rd in Peace Corps Volunteers Per Capita

The Peace Corps announced Monday that Montana is tied at No. 3 in the nation for states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, a jump of four places from last year.

tiger photo by Steve Winter, copyright National Geographic

Geography Students Create Maps for Tiger Reserve

UM geography students are saving tigers – one map at a time. The UM Department of Geography gave 12 student cartographers the chance to collaborate with Panthera, the world’s premiere big cat...

giant sea spider on ocean floor

Researchers Probe Secrets of the Gigantic Sea Spiders

The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. The big...

cowboy in Kazakhstan herds cattle

Alumnus Travels Kazakhstan to Chronicle Rising Cattle Industry

UM alumnus Ryan Bell earned his master's in nonfiction creative writing in 2014 and then went on to earn the coveted Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Now he’s...

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 researcher team in Anarctica

Researchers Study Cold-Blooded Animals in Antarctica

UM faculty members Bret Tobalske and Art Woods and Division of Biological Sciences graduate student Steven Lane have spent the past several weeks in Antarctica studying animals that live in the...

UM senior Derek Crittenden

Crittenden a Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

UM football team captain and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist Derek Crittenden is officially one step closer to becoming a Rhodes Scholar after receiving an invitation to participate in the...

Davidson Honors College

Honors Students Use Knowledge to Cultivate International Adventures

The Davidson Honors College at UM has 204 students in its entering cohort this year, the largest class since 2008. Competition for the entry into the Davidson Honors College is more intense than...

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...

UM alumna Whitney Williams walks along a road in Congo

UM Alumna Helping Influential People Change the World

Founder and CEO of the social impact consulting firm williamsworks, UM alumna Whitney Williams has dedicated her life to doing good in the world. And if the roster of powerful, wealthy people who...

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...

Hermit Thrush commonly raise four or more young

Researcher Discovers Why Tropical Songbirds Have Fewer Chicks

Tropical songbirds produce fewer, high-quality nestlings per breeding effort than do songbirds that breed in temperate zones, according to a study by UM Professor Tom Martin published Aug. 27 in...

Farrukh Nazir, a graduate student from Pakistan who is studying curriculum instruction at UM, talks during the Aug. 24 picnic.

Friendship Program Benefits Foreign Students

The Missoula International Friendship Program stands ready to help UM international students learn more about life in the U.S. On Aug. 24, the Friendship Program hosted a spaghetti dinner for some...

UM Professor Rebecca Bendick

UM Scientist Studies Earthquakes from Montana to the Himalayas

Soon after the earthquake struck Nepal this spring, Rebecca Bendick got an alert from nearly every device she owned. Bendick, an earthquake scientist and professor at UM, is part of a rapid...

The Himalaya mountain range in Nepal

UM Researcher Earns NSF Grant to Study Tectonics in Nepal

The Himalayas mark one of Earth's youngest mountain ranges. They also signal the location of an active seismic region, as the people of Nepal witnessed on April 25 when a magnitude 7.8 quake...

The surface of Mars

NASA Comes to Arlee: UM Grad Bestows Montana Names on Mars

The Mars rover Curiosity was rolling through Arlee on Friday. Not that Arlee. The one on Mars. “Because western Montana is interesting geologically, it ranked up there to get on the names list,”...

Two Asian exchange participants play a game of stick ball at the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Center Arranges Exchange Between Asia, Flathead Reservation

UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center organized an environmental exchange that allowed 20 students and young professionals from Asia to visit Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation. In its sixth...

Researcher Joel Harper studies Greenland ice sheet movement

UM Researcher Studies Greenland Ice Sheet Movement

The annual "State of the Climate" report released Thursday said 2014 was the warmest year on record going back 135 years. Temperatures continued to rise, and glaciers kept shrinking. The impact...

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Journalism Grad Students Report from Crown of the Continent

The Crown Reporting Project at UM pairs students from the graduate program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism with seasoned editors as they pursue stories in the Crown of the...

UM Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo

Associate Provost for Global Century Education Named Fellow

The Association of International Education Administrators recently selected UM Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo as one of its Presidential Fellows, a highly...

Natalie Bond, adjunct political papers archivist, looks at the Max Baucus Collection

Mansfield Library Organizes New Max Baucus Collection

Last year, a semi-trailer deposited nearly 1,000 boxes of material for the Archives and Special Collections at UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library from Max Baucus’ career as a politician, a...

UM senior Eamon Ormseth

Student Awarded Scholarship to Study Arabic in Morocco

After he graduates this month, UM senior Eamon Ormseth will spend his summer studying Arabic language and culture in Morocco. The U.S. State Department awarded Ormseth a Critical Language...

University of Montana student Ellen Ipsen

UM Student to Study in UK on Fulbright Scholarship

University of Montana student Ellen Ipsen will hop across the pond this summer to attend the Fulbright UK Summer Institute for Undergraduates, a program that fosters relations between the United...

UM graduate Thomas Nybo in Nepal after earthquake

Journalism Alumnus Brings Horrors of Quake to the World

Thomas Nybo said he has been at the scene of many natural disasters soon after they have struck: tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, chronicling them either as a journalist or on behalf of UNICEF....

UM historian David Emmons, and UM alumni Julie and Sam Baldridge

Alumni Donors Boost UM Irish Studies Program

Eminent UM historian David Emmons conducted groundbreaking research on the history of the Irish experience in Montana. Now thanks to a private gift, his work will be honored and continued far into...

speakers at the Asia-Montana Energy Summit

Global Energy Leaders Gather for Mansfield Conference at UM

Leaders in global energy issues from five different countries are converging at the University of Montana Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, for the Asia-Montana Energy Summit. Hosted by...

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