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...

Shyam Pokhrel, left, and Tek Chhetri, Nepalese students studying at UM

UM Students from Nepal, Montanans Rally to Aid Quake Victims

Although Nepal is almost exactly on the opposite side of the globe from Montana, many locals and visitors are helping send aid to the earthquake-stricken country. Nepalese graduate students Tek...

UM student Hope Radford

UM Student Wins Udall Scholarship for Second Time

UM student Hope Radford won a second $5,000 Udall Scholarship, which will support her studies for the 2015-16 academic year. Her award marks the 38th time a UM student has earned this prestigious...

the Earth as seen from space

Study: Soil Nutrients May Limit Ability of Plants to Slow Climate Change

Many scientists assume that the growing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will accelerate plant growth. However, a new study co-written by UM researchers suggests much of this growth will...

Yaks in the Himalayas

Researcher Joel Berger Visits Himalayas to Study Yaks

Wild yaks live on the roof of the world, a frosty high-elevation plateau north of the Himalayas. Conservation biologist Joel Berger, UM professor and researcher, wanted to find out how climate...

Professor Simona Stan

Marketing Professor Pushes Students to Look Past the Profit Line

In Romania, career choices were limited. Students chose what high school to attend based on their interest in math and physics, biology and humanities or medicine. But after pursuing a...

close-up of snow in pine tree

NASA’s SMAP Almost Ready to Map Frozen Soil

One ecosystem where scientists would most like to understand the effects of changing freeze/thaw cycles is boreal forests. But we know very little about how these forests are changing. That’s...

Tropical forest

Researcher Helps Predict Future Climate Change Impacts on Tropics

Researchers at the University of Montana, Princeton University, Stanford University and Rutgers University, among others, are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better...

UM alum leads Peace Corps class

UM Ranks No. 6 for Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

UM has been named the No. 6 medium-sized university for producing Peace Corps volunteers, making a big jump up from its 2014 ranking at No. 12. Currently, 27 UM alumni serve with the Peace Corps...

UM Professor Doug Emlen holds a replica of a saber-toothed cat skull

UM Professor Explains Animal Weaponry in New Book

It’s not easy being a male Onthophagus nigriventris dung beetle. When they’re not jostling for space around a pile of excrement, they’re trying to mate with females while ensuring no other male...

Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas in her UM lab

Study: Air Pollution Affects Short-Term Memory, IQ, Brain Metabolic Ratios

City smog lowers children’s IQ. This is among findings from a recent UM study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts...

UM student Rebecca Collins reaches Santiago

Reaching Santiago: UM Student Reflects on Pilgrimage

Last fall, UM student Rebecca Collins completed 12 credits of independent study on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage in southern France and northern Spain. Equipped with knowledge from...

M. Sanjayan parachutes next to a bird

Montana Scientist Travels to 29 Countries to Film New PBS Series

M. Sanjayan once held a 9-foot shark in the Caribbean as it gave birth. It was all in a day’s work for the world-renowned scientist and UM research faculty member who just completed a five-year...

UM student Tanner Saul in South Africa

Wild Cats in the City: Research Takes Student to South Africa

The sun hadn’t risen yet, but Tanner Saul was up. He unzipped his tent and stepped out into the chilly morning, still unable to see the African landscape surrounding him. Saul, a sophomore...

UM Naturalist Marilyn Marler in her office

UM Naturalist Awarded Fulbright to Vietnam

Marilyn Marler soon will trade the grasslands and wildflowers of Mount Sentinel for the wetlands and crocodiles of Vietnam. In late February, Marler, the Missoula City Council president, heads to...

Mike and Maureen Mansfield statue at UM

Mansfield Global Leadership Podcast: An Interview with Frank Jannuzi

In the latest episode of the Mansfield Global Leadership Podcast, features an interview with Frank Jannuzi, CEO and president of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Jannuzi shares his...

UM Associate Professor Benedicte Boisseron

Professor Earns Outstanding Book Award for ‘Creole Renegades’

A UM’s professor’s cross-cultural analysis received one of the top book awards from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Benedicte Boisseron, an associate professor of French and Francophone...

officials from UM, MCPS and Japan sign an agreement

UM Signs Exchange Agreement with Japanese Education Board

A new agreement between UM, Missoula County Public Schools and their Japanese counterpart aims to increase educational exchange opportunities. Representatives from UM and MCPS met with a...

Irish street

Study Abroad Blog: 'Nothing Will Ever be the Same Again'

“One of my favorite English professors at UM likes to tell us often, ‘the best stories take place during the moments from which the main character realizes that, nothing will ever be the same...

UM students visit with Vietnamese students

UM Students Travel to Vietnam to Study Climate Change

Thirteen UM students and one professor are in Vietnam from through Jan. 19 for the fifth annual study abroad field course focused on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Mekong Delta. The...

Peace Corps volunteer Sally Kintner of Kalispell works with young child in Ethiopia

Missoula Second Per-Capita in Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

An annual report produced by the Peace Corps recently found that Montana and Missoula ranked among the top 10 overall per-capita volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas in the country....

UM student researcher Chantanelle Nava uses UM’s 0.7-meter telescope at Mount Hopkins, Ariz., during testing.

UM Telescope One Step Closer to Discovering New Worlds

“First light” marked a new dawn for UM astronomy on Dec. 16.  UM astrophysics Associate Professor Nate McCrady, along with a team of researchers, achieved “first light” on Tuesday – a term used to...

UM Professor Chris Palmer

Three UM Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholar Awardees

Two UM professors and one associate professor recently were named 2015 Fulbright Scholar Program awardees by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. All three teach...

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