The University of Montana will celebrate research, creative scholarship and entrepreneurship during “II2013 –Innovation and Imagination 2013,” a week of activities slated for April 10-17.
City of Missoula and University of Montana leaders launched a new Community Quality of Life Initiative on Monday, Dec. 10, pledging to work together on a variety of methods to enhance student housing options and improve neighborhood relations.
Experience campus for yourself. One of the best ways to understand if UM is the right fit for you is to visit our campus and engage with the students, faculty, and staff who make up the University community. The Office of Enrollment Services – Admissions assists prospective students and their families in arranging campus visits.
The American Institute for Economic Research College Destinations Index recently ranked Missoula, home to The University of Montana, among the top College Towns in the U.S.
The University of Montana School of Law has been ranked the seventh “Best Value Law School” in the nation by National Jurist magazine. The ranking was announced in the September issue of the magazine, which is read by law students across the country.
Development of a new partnership between The University of Montana Department of Physics and Astronomy, the California Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University will place UM on the cutting edge of the search for new planets and help address the age-old question, “Are we alone?”
Harnessing the talents of its faculty, staff and students, The University of Montana has created a new online tutorial to educate students about sexual violence issues.
Students, faculty and staff will be able to hop a ride to campus again when the Associated Students of The University of Montana start running buses on regular routes Aug. 27, the first day of autumn semester classes.
Viewers around the world are watching an osprey pair raise their young on the banks of the Clark Fork River, thanks to a partnership between The University of Montana and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
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.
University of Montana faculty and staff looking to rent out their homes or find a place to rent now have access to an online feature allowing them to post and view listings by other UM employees.
For the third consecutive year, the Princeton Review saluted The University of Montana as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”
Excellence. Sustainability. Leadership. Engagement. These are some of the characteristics that describe UM, the values that draw people to campus and define UM as extraordinary.
For the 13th consecutive semester, University of Montana student-athletes maintained an average cumulative grade-point average above 3.0.
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.
A few subtle but significant changes are in the works for The University of Montana’s home page complex. New and improved tools are available on a beta version of the website at http://beta.umt.edu.
In response to students’ interest in more dynamic learning spaces, The University of Montana has created a new Tech Lounge located in University Center Room 220.
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.
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.
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 2011-12 UM Charitable Giving Campaign is now open and will run through Friday, Dec. 9.
Total headcount enrollment for autumn semester 2011 at The University of Montana has set another all-time record.
It will be easier than ever to access The University of Montana campus when Park-N-Ride and UDASH buses resume service on Aug. 29. Both buses, operated by the Associated Students of the UM Office of Transportation, are free and open to the public.
All first-year students at UM are invited to participate in the First-Year Reading Experience. The book selected for 2011 is "Field Notes from a Catastrophe" by Elizabeth Kolbert.
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.
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.
In May eight students and two University of Montana instructors pedaled out of Billings to begin a four-week, 700-mile cycling expedition to explore the state, its opportunities for producing clean energy and the impacts of climate change.
People interested in bird watching can now view live video of two osprey nests on the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers.
Delivered Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium
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.
Karen Kaley and Mick Hanson both have interacted with generations of UM students, sported lots of maroon and grey and consider the campus community home. And every year, Kaley and Hanson both choose to demonstrate their commitment to The University of Montana with financial support.
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.
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:
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.
The UM transition from Blackboard Learning Management System to Moodle, an open-source learning management system, is now under way.
The Associated Students of The University of Montana Office of Transportation has developed a real-time online mapping service and text-alert system to take the anxiety of when the bus is coming out of riding the bus.
Two new patents for brain imaging agents discovered at The University of Montana have produced a company called Rio Pharmaceuticals, which offers specifically designed molecules to image select biomarker proteins in the brain.
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.
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.
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.
More than two dozen campus technologies will be on display at the Tech Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the University Center Atrium at The University of Montana.
The University of Montana once again is ranked as one the top four-year colleges and universities in North America by the Princeton Review.
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.
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.
Area and campus community members are invited to celebrate Earth Week at several events April 19-22 at The University of Montana. A complete schedule is available on the Greening UM Web site at http://www.umt.edu/greeningum.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
The Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference at The University of Montana will take place on Saturday, April 24, in the University Center.
The second annual Extended Learning Institute will be held Thursday and Friday, March 11-12, at The University of Montana.
The 2010 Community Lecture Series at The University of Montana begins Tuesday, Feb. 16, and tickets are now available for purchase.
University of Montana President George M. Dennison recently met with officials at University College Cork, one of UM’s key strategic partners in Europe, to discuss ways to further strengthen ties between UM and the university in Cork County, Ireland.
The University of Montana took the first steps of a seven-year plan to install high-tech teaching tools in nearly all of its 160 classrooms this summer.
The University of Montana once again is listed among the top four-year colleges and universities in North America by the Princeton Review.
Each summer a group of energetic University of Montana students and instructors bicycle across the state for four weeks as they explore regional energy choices and the impacts of climate change -- all while earning college credit.
Thecla Backhouse-Prentiss, a University of Montana sophomore majoring in political science with a minor in French, will travel to Washington, D.C., this summer as the recipient of the 2009 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship.
University of Montana wildlife biology Professor L. Scott Mills has been named a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow by the board of trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Beginning July 1, The University of Montana’s central web group -- IT's Web Technology Services (WTS) -- will no longer be supporting Dreamweaver/Contribute for new UM Web sites.
Whether working in the classroom, studying in residence halls or completing an internship, there are endless ways to get involved with sustainability initiatives at UM.
In November 2007, the Montana Board of Regents adopted a new policy requiring all units of the Montana University System to adopt Common Course Numbering as a means of facilitating transfer.
Since then, faculty from all units within the system have worked to identify courses that are sufficiently similar to warrant common names and numbers, as well as courses that should be uniquely numbered. The links below point to additional information about this process and about the decisions that have been reached.
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University of Montana researcher Tom Martin has been awarded a $600,000 grant to study the differences between populations of tropical birds in Asia and those in Africa and South America.
Ask around campus, and you will hear it again and again: Any class taught by University of Montana marketing Professor Jakki Mohr is one worth taking.
As our sun rumbles around the galactic core at 486,000 mph – taking us along for the ride – it constantly emits particles called the solar wind. At the edge of the solar system, 100 times farther out than the distance between the sun and the Earth, this wind dies down as it hits the hydrogen and helium gas between stars. Interstellar space, it seems, is not totally empty.
Three researchers with The University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation recently won a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a fellowship program that will train graduate students in natural resource management.
University of Montana researchers and their UM-affiliated company, Bee Alert Technology Inc., have employed a powerful new tool created by a U.S. Army lab to discover a honeybee virus invading North America.
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture, in partnership with The University of Montana Press, announces the publication of the book “The Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson” by Hipólito Rafael Chacón, Ph.D.
Mike DeGrandpre, a University of Montana chemistry professor and oceanographer, has been awarded a grant to help make a submersible water sensor he developed commercially viable.
Gus Chambers, a television producer for the Broadcast Media Center at The University of Montana and Montana PBS, recently received an Emmy Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
George Stanley, a paleontologist and geosciences professor at The University of Montana, has earned a prestigious new title " research associate" from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Kari Harris, an associate professor in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at The University of Montana, soon will help decide which researchers get federal grants from the National Institutes of Health.
The title won bronze in the anthology category of the 12th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. This year’s IPPY contest attracted more than 3,000 entries from 49 U.S. states and more than 15 countries. A total of 450 books received honors in 94 categories in the 2008 contest. The awards were presented in Los Angeles on May 30.
Tom Siegel, a certified executive chef of University of Montana University Dining Services, recently was named "Chef of the Year."