UM defensive end Derek Crittenden

Crittenden One of the Smartest Student-Athletes in America

Montana football wraps up the regular season this weekend in Bozeman against rival Montana State. It’s the biggest game of the season, but there’s a good chance 23-year-old co-captain and...

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...

Jack Steward, left, and Colton Smith

UM Alums Turn Love of Outdoor Adventure into TV Show

Now in its second season, "Rock the Park" follows UM alumni and longtime buddies Jack Steward and Colton Smith in their travels to national parks around the country. This year, "Rock the Park" won...

Can the Bobcats donation bin in the UC

UM Makes Final Push in Can the Bobcats Food Drive

UM has a lot of ground to make up between now and Friday, Nov. 20, when the donations are weighed for the Can the Bobcats Food Drive. The off-field competition between UM and Montana State...

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 students canoe the Missouri River

Wilderness Trip Participants See Higher Retention, GPAs

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants are found to have higher retention rates and GPAs than the average UM student.  FWE introduces incoming freshmen to Montana’s outdoors during a four-day...

Daly Elementary students learn how the 3D printers at Bitterroot College's Fab Lab work

Bitterroot College’s Fab Lab Offers New Learning Opportunities

Not every fifth-grade class creates something that will change a person’s life. Then again, not every fifth-grade class gets to work with the latest in technology, including 3D printers and...

UM students participating in the Up 'til Dawn event

Students Raise $34,444 for Children’s Hospital at Annual Event

UM students raised $34,444 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Nov. 6 during their Up ‘til Dawn event. The student-run, student-led Up ‘til Dawn group held an overnight challenge...

Members of the UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law negotiation team

Law Negotiation Team Earns Second Consecutive First-Place Finish

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students recently took first place in the American Bar Association-sponsored Law School Regional Negotiation Competition held Nov. 7 in Calgary, Alberta....

UM social work graduate student Tawnya Cazier

Advocate Uses Storytelling to Change Sexual Assault Conversation

Ira Glass is certainly aware of the phenomenal success of his radio program and podcast, "This American Life." But he probably doesn’t know he has changed the dialogue about sexual assault in...

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Wellness Blog Offers Healthy Living Tips for Students

What started out as a magazine sharing UM students’ stories and tips on healthy living has been reimagined for the digital world. Curry Health Center’s Wellness department recently relaunched...

Charging Forward piece of art at UM

Montana Museum of Art and Culture Marks 120 Years of Collecting

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture at UM is home to the vast Permanent Collection – Montana’s largest public art collection – but it does not have a dedicated facility. Some pieces are...

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...

Not In Our State Statewide Summit on Sexual Assault logo

UM to Host Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Nov. 8-10

For the first time, a statewide summit to prevent sexual assault will be hosted at UM. The Not In Our State Sexual Assault Summit 2015 runs Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 8 through 10, and the...

Crown of Continent Yellowstone Magazine

Online Magazine Examines Crown of Continent, Yellowstone

UM has released the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of its UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone E-Magazine. In this issue readers will find articles, essays, special features and a large...

UM journalism Professor Jule Banville

Last Best Podcast Festival Takes Audio Storytelling Social

There's no shortage of live music, arts or film festivals in Missoula. Now UM journalism Assistant Professor Jule Banville wants to add another festival to the mix. This one for podcasts and 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...

Dr. Sarj Patel and Dr. Tom Rau, UM scientists

Documentary Explores UM Scientists’ Concussion Research

After following a pair of UM researchers for more than a year, MontanaPBS is set to share their work examining concussions with a documentary that will air in November. “Concussion: Answers in the...

UM cross country coach Collin Fehr

Coach Collin Fehr Combines Love of Running, People

In the eyes of cross-country coach Collin Fehr, Missoula is a runner’s paradise. The mountains, the hills, the trails; Missoula has every component that a distance runner could want and he can’t...

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks at UM

Labor Secretary: Students Need Job Skills and Critical Thinking

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cautions Montana educators against thinking too narrowly about their jobs. "It's a false choice to suggest we're either training people for the jobs of tomorrow...

Missoula College nursing students and professor work together

Missoula College Nursing Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate

Students at Missoula College UM are well above average when it comes to passing licensing tests required to practice nursing. In 2015, every student in Missoula College’s Associate of Applied...

Glenn Kneebone, One Button Studio manager, stands in the new studio at UM

Library Adds Automated Video Recording Facility

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM has launched a new One Button Studio, an automated video-recording facility that can be used by UM students and employees and requires no previous...

UM senior Mitch Zandera helps fourth-graders Tucker Capell and Ashton Johnson examine their catch in the Clark Fork River

Fourth-Graders Learn River Ecology from UM Students

It was a case of students teaching students last week as undergraduates from UM led a field trip on river ecology for a fourth-grade class from Paxson Elementary School. Once the students from...

In this artist's conception, a Ceres-like asteroid is slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star.

UM Telescope Helps Find Planet Being Destroyed

UM owns one of four Minerva telescopes placed atop a mountain in Arizona, and those instruments recently helped discover a rocky object being torn apart as it spirals down toward a distant white...

members of UM's Cave Club stand inside Lick Creek Cave

UM’s Fledging Cave Club Takes Off, Leads Clean Up Effort

Stomping up the steep forest trail in their boots, dressed in bright red and blue cave suits with backpack pumps, the cave club looked like a group of Ghostbusters. It was a blazing 85 degrees,...

UM West African dance instructor Tarn Ream

Tarn Ream Shares Love of Dance as Student, Teacher

When people ask Tarn Ream what she does, she's never quite sure what to say. One day she's teaching West African dance classes at UM. The next day she might be teaching a community class with...

Samantha Alario, owner and designer of Gemini Mountain Swimwear

Grad Student Makes Swimsuit Line for Mountain Girls

Samantha Alario was sick of buying swimsuits that fell apart and didn’t fit. Growing up in California, Alario lived in a bikini. When she moved to Montana in 2003, there weren’t a lot of options...

Montana educator teaches in virtual classroom

STEMfest Showcases Careers to Montana High Schoolers

High school students across Montana are getting the chance to virtually connect with Missoula business leaders and academics who have careers in science. Called STEMfest, the series of interactive...

Keith Anderson, a UM associate professor of social work, poses with a photo of a vintage car

Researcher: Automobile Memories Bring Happiness

In a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, a UM researcher and his colleague at Ohio State University showed that using automobiles as a focus of...

Lommasson Building at UM

UM Career Services Office Now Offers CPA Exam

Testing Services, a division of the Office of Career Services at UM, now offers the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to test-takers hoping to earn CPA licensure in Montana and other...

UM graduate Josh Smith looks at a price tag on a tree at UM

Students Calculate Benefits of Trees on Campus

For the next week, trees across campus will be wearing price tags showing off the value they provide to the school. Josh Smith, a recent UM graduate and employee of the Montana Department of...

Students participate in Love Your Body Day at the UC

Event Inspires UM Students to 'Love Your Body'

To help young men and women find beauty in their own skin and dismiss conventional images of beauty portrayed by mass media, the Student Involvement Network of the UC joined the National...

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...

The Montana Race Project: Everyone has a story.

Students Launch Project Telling Stories About Race in Montana

Students in UM’s School of Journalism have launched a new endeavor to tell the uncovered stories of racial experiences in Montana. The project, “The Montana Race Project: Everyone Has A Story,”...

grizzly in Yellowstone National Park

How a Potent Pepper Spray Became the Best Bear Repellent

Across the northern Rocky Mountains, big game hunting season has begun. From now until the end of autumn, no other season is more hazardous for people and grizzly bears to be in the woods...

Grace Cady participates in a UM outreach tour at Flathead HIgh School

UM Outreach Tour Brings Science to Kalispell Classrooms

Students in science teacher Ben Young’s class listened to the call of the wild Thursday as University of Montana doctoral student Alexia Billings gave a presentation on animal sound...

UM's Chamber Chorale

Chamber Chorale Invited to Perform at Seattle Conference

UM’s Chamber Chorale has been honored by the American Choral Directors Association with an invitation to perform at the association’s 2016 northwest conference March 3-6 in Seattle. It is UM’s...

Retired UM Professor Don Kiely in the lab at Rivertop Renewables

Missoula Chemical Company Takes Big Step Forward

In the 1980s, UM scientist Donald Kiely discovered an economical and efficient way to produce glucaric acid, which can serve as a replacement for phosphates. It could eventually make Missoula the...

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...

Montana Hodges unpacks coral reef fossils after a recent trip to Alaska

Student Goes From Hunting Stories to Hunting Fossils

Montana Hodges just brought a suitcase full of fossils back from Alaska and wears Tyrannosaurus Rex shaped earrings. This month she is the lead author of a paper in a geology journal about...

culinary students work in the kitchen

Missoula College Responds to Demand for Hospitality Professionals

Aimee Elliott knows good food. As the Chef Instructor for Missoula College’s Culinary Arts Program, herself a graduate of the program, Elliott guides her students through rigorous five-week cycles...

UM Professor Doug Emlen

Professor’s ‘Animal Weapons’ Book Earns Major National Award

A book written by Douglas Emlen, an acclaimed UM evolutionary biologist, has been awarded the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. Emlen officially will receive the award for his book “Animal...

UM student and rugby player Martin Iosefo

UM Rugby Star Has Chance to Represent U.S. at Olympics

The life of a student-athlete can be difficult and strenuous. It is hard to find the time to balance school, sports and a social life. If you throw traveling the world and qualifying for the 2016...

plant specimens donated to UM by the Craighead family

UM Herbarium Grows with Gift from Craighead Family

Three giant steam trunks of wildflower specimens sat in the basement of the Craighead household for 50-some years. The specimens, numbering nearly 900, mostly were collected from locales...

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