Confluence: Where great ideas flow together

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Dr. Kelly Dixon: Archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology

Featured Video Spotlight

Four University of Montana students smiling at camera.

Students in the Doctoral Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) program discuss their unique research agendas, and their goals in pursuing research at the intersection of multiple fields, including GIS, Sociology, Botany, English (Creative Writing), and Computer Science.


Thanks for stopping by the Graduate School’s media page, where we provide tributaries of words, sounds, and images for you to follow as you explore the special confluence that is the University of Montana!

Confluence captures the role graduate students play in channeling the energy, vitality, and creativity of the three major “streams” of the University of Montana’s mission: an excellent undergraduate education, an inspired enterprise in research and creative scholarship, and a commitment to place.

The confluence of the Clark Fork River and Rattlesnake Creek, depicted above, has had a special significance for centuries, beginning with the Salish people, who named the streams that flow together on the northern edge of our campus: “place of the small bull trout” (nłˀaycčstm).

Hang around, watch some videos, listen to our podcasts, and reach out if you want to talk more about what makes Graduate School at the University of Montana special!