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  • MMAC Celebrates Montana Artists with Summer Exhibitions

     The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana offers two exhibitions through Aug. 25. 

  • UM to Host National Smokeless Tobacco Summit

    The University of Montana’s College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences recently secured a grant that will allow UM to host the seventh National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit next August.

  • UM Hosts Open House Events for Prospective Students

    Prospective students and their families have a unique opportunity to experience life at The University of Montana during UM Days, the University’s open house program. Prospective freshmen, transfer students and their families are welcome to participate in the free full-day events.

  • UM Senior Named 2012 Kimmitt Intern

    Travis Vincent, a University of Montana senior from Bigfork, will travel to Washington, D.C., this summer as the recipient of the 2012 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship.

  • Princeton Review Lists UM in Top Green Colleges Guide

    For the third consecutive year, the Princeton Review saluted The University of Montana as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

  • UM Student-Athletes Continue Strong Academic Performance

    For the 13th consecutive semester, University of Montana student-athletes maintained an average cumulative grade-point average above 3.0.

  • UM Hosts Open House Events for Prospective Students

    Prospective students and their families have a unique opportunity to experience life at The University of Montana during UM Days, the University’s open house program. Prospective freshmen, transfer students and their families are welcome to participate in the free full-day events.

  • New Partnership Brings Brazilian Students to UM

    An initial cohort of Brazilian students arrived Jan. 14 at The University of Montana as part of a new partnership with Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program.

    International Programs, in coordination with the Office of Senator Max Baucus, successfully applied for UM to serve as a host institution for the program, and new cohorts of undergraduate students will arrive each semester to study a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

    “This new relationship with Brazil is of significant importance for UM,” said Mehrdad Kia, UM associate provost for International Programs. “Gov. Schweitzer just returned from Brazil, and Montana is initiating new exchange relationships, which should involve close collaboration with Brazilian universities.”

    Kia also said the initiative aligns with emerging trends of focusing international education on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), and the STEM disciplines.

    The program provides scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities outside of Brazil, with about half of the expected 100,000 participants to attend U.S. institutions. The Institute of International Education administers the placement of program participants at institutions in the U.S.

  • UM to update Learning Commons in Mansfield Library

    Plans currently are taking shape to update the Learning Commons in UM's Mansfield Library to better support student success. The Learning Commons will be upgraded to incorporate a variety of study areas, including multimedia work pods, areas for tutoring, group study and independent work. 

  • UM Researcher Earns Title of Regents Professor

    University of Montana Professor Richard Bridges joined an elite group Friday, Nov. 18, when the state Board of Regents unanimously voted to name him Regents Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

  • UM, Grateful Nation Unveil Fallen Soldier Memorial

    More than 600 people joined The University of Montana and Grateful Nation Montana on Nov. 4 to dedicate a campus memorial to Montana troops who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • UM Professor Jack Stanford Wins Two Prestigious Awards

    University of Montana Professor Jack Stanford recently received two prestigious awards for his work in the field of river ecology: one recognizing lifetime achievement and the other for exceptional conservation.

  • The Strategic Plan for The University of Montana

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  • UM Student, Educator Join Inaugural 'Bhutan Ride For Climate'

    Nicky Phear, instructor and program director in The University of Montana’s Climate Change Studies Program, and UM student Mara Menahan will begin pedaling across Bhutan on July 2 to see firsthand how climate change affects the Himalayan country and its people.

  • UM Launches Scholarship For Japanese Students Affected By Earthquake Tsunami

    The University of Montana Foundation has established a scholarship for UM students from Japan who were afflicted by the March earthquake that caused a tsunami and nuclear disaster.

  • UM Osprey Project Live Cameras Up and Running

    People interested in bird watching can now view live video of two osprey nests on the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers.

  • Tom Brokaw's UM Commencement Address

    Delivered Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium

  • Donors Provide $3 Million Boost For Premier Program At UM

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  • Princeton Review Lists UM in Top 'Green' Colleges Book

    For the second consecutive year, The University of Montana’s increased efforts to make campus greener have caught the attention of a national college ranking and guide service.

  • Support for UM Students from Japan

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  • Crown Of The Continent Spring E-Magazine Now Available

    The 88-page spring 2011 issue of the Crown of the Continent e-magazine has been released and can be found online at

  • Spring Semester Enrollment at UM Tops 15,000

    The headcount enrollment at The University of Montana in Missoula this semester is 15,106, a record enrollment for spring semester at UM. Enrollment jumped 484 above spring semester last year.

  • Celebrate Food Literacy Month with UM

    Throughout the month of March, University Dining Services will showcase an array of films, special meals and lectures at The University of Montana to celebrate Food Literacy Month. 

    The following films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the University Center Theater and are free and open to the public:

  • UM Offers Crown Of The Continent Travel Tour

    Registration is now open for a tour of the Crown of the Continent region offered through the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning at The University of Montana.

  • FAQs about the new UM Debit Card refund system

    The University of Montana is focused on offering a faster delivery of student refunds to students. The new method for receiving these student refunds is the UM Debit Card Debit MasterCard®.

  • UM Named Among 'Best Colleges For Winter Enthusiasts'

    The University of Montana again has received national recognition for its great winter lifestyle. UM was among eight schools named this month to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges for Winter Enthusiasts.”

  • UM Joins the It Gets Better Project

    The University of Montana strives to provide a supportive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation.

  • UM Student Volunteer Efforts Boost Missoula Economy

    Recent statistics from The University of Montana’s Office for Civic Engagement show that UM students exceeded expectations for community service during the 2009-10 academic year, with a total of 1,641 students completing 161,246 hours of service.

  • Royce Engstrom Named 17th President of UM

    The state Board of Regents voted Thursday, Sept. 23, in Butte to approve the hiring of UM Provost Royce Engstrom to become the University’s 17th president. Engstrom will begin his new duties Oct. 15.

  • UM Named Among Nation's Top 50 Safest Colleges

    The Daily Beast, an online news site, has named The University of Montana the 23rd safest college in the U.S on its second annual ranking.

  • Endowment Honoring The Dennisons Nears $1 Million

    Alumni and friends are ensuring future generations will remember the way President George Dennison and his wife, Jane, shaped The University of Montana. Trustees of The University of Montana Foundation, University alumni and community members have contributed more than $850,000 toward an endowment to honor the Dennisons.

  • President Dennison Announces Campus Climate Action Plan

    University of Montana President George M. Dennison celebrated Earth Day April 22 by presenting UM’s Climate Action Plan to campus and area community members.

  • Exhibition Chronicles Tours of America's Jazz Ambassadors

    An exhibition that chronicles American jazz legends as they traveled the globe on behalf of the U.S. State Department is on display at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana.

  • "Odyssey of the Stars" Honors Longtime Theater Arts Educator

     "Odyssey of the Stars – A Celebration of Artistic Journeys" will honor University of Montana alumnus and former faculty member Firman H. "Bo" Brown during its 10th anniversary production at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the University Theatre.

  • Meet Me In Montana

    More than 2,500 undergraduate students and their faculty mentors from around the country will gather April 15-17 at The University of Montana for the 24th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

  • Big Sky Men's Basketball Champions

    A 20-point halftime deficit on the home court at the conference's top-seeded team? If you're the Grizzlies, that's no reason to panic. And if you're senior guard Anthony Johnson, that's no problem.

  • Lecture Series Explores Books, Art That Changed Our Lives

    The 2010 Community Lecture Series at The University of Montana begins Tuesday, Feb. 16, and tickets are now available for purchase.

  • Web Site Offers Historical Information About UM's Memorial Row

    Twenty-nine Ponderosa pines stand in two columns to form Memorial Row on the north side of The University of Montana campus in Missoula.

  • Explore the Crown of the Continent

    Directly north of The University of Montana lie the scenic peaks, glaciated valleys and postcard-perfect scenery that constitute the Crown of the Continent ecosystem – what some call “The Backbone of the World.”

  • Honoring America's Fallen Heroes

    A nonprofit organization that offers full college scholarships and outreach services to children of Montana soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan is gaining ground after it was recently featured in two national news shows.

  • UM Football Players and Fans Team Up to Make Christmas Special

    When the Montana Grizzlies football team called on fans to support the fifth annual Griz for Kids Toy Drive, Griz Nation responded in full force, donating more than 3,000 toys and a record $3,500 in cash.

  • UM's Student Union, aka Today's University Center, Has a Long and Storied History

    The Student Union at The University of Montana has provided a place for the meeting of UM minds since the first such facility opened in 1935.

  • spectrUM Discovery Area

    The spectrUM Discovery Area is an interactive science museum committed to inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all. It is located in Skaggs Building Room 166 on The University of Montana campus.

  • The Great Monte Mystery

    When the Grizzly game ball goes missing just before a home football game, UM’s lovable mascot, Monte, is on the case in the new children’s book “The Great Monte Mystery.

  • Family Weekend

    UM´s annual Family Weekend brings together students, their families and friends, and University staff for three days of event-filled fun.