James Wylder speaks at a campus event.

Estate Gift Creates Scholarships for Top Students

A longtime supporter of UM, James Wylder ’51 decided to leave a portion of his estate to support students. When he passed away in August 2014, the James M. Wylder Presidential Leadership...

UM English department Chair Beverly Ann Chin

Professor Wins National Outstanding English Educator Award

Beverly Ann Chin, chair of UM’s English department, has been named the winner of the 2015 Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator by the National Council of Teachers of...

Lauren Astrup demonstrates a physical therapy tool developed by Associate Professor Ryan Mizner

UM Grows Portfolio of Patents to More Than 100

Ryan Mizner has a patent pending for a device called The Bridge, a physical therapy tool developed by the UM associate professor and one of his students. The device represents a trend at UM, too,...

UM employees Justin Easterday and Lauren Henry work on a curation project in Virginia

UM Researchers, Students Help to Curate U.S. Navy Artifacts

UM anthropology Professor Kelly Dixon has spent most of her career reminding people that archaeologists don’t traipse around the world like Indiana Jones, with bullwhips and a nose for treasure....

UM golf coach Matt Higgins

Higgins Named Women’s Golf Coach at Montana

Matt Higgins, who led the Concordia-St. Paul women’s and men’s golf teams to nine NCAA regional appearances and built his women’s program into a model of student-athlete success, has been hired as...

UM senior Derek Crittenden

Scholar Athlete Derek Crittenden Aims for Big Leagues

Griz senior Derek Crittenden is in fall camp, getting ready to finish his fifth full year at the University of Montana as a member of the football program. This season, Crittenden not only gets...

Google employee photographs the UM campus

Google Trekker Photographs UM Campus for Street View

Google Trekkers have hiked the Grand Canyon, climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and walked the narrow streets of Venice to bring interactive views of hard-to-reach places online. Soon UM...

Missoula Valley

High-Tech Companies Increasing Footprint in State, Hiring UM Grads

Montana has quietly increased its footprint in high-tech businesses, growing at a pace that exceeds statewide growth and providing high-paying jobs for UM students and graduates, according to a...

UM campus

UM to Launch New System for Students with Disabilities

Disability Services for Students at the University of Montana will fully implement and launch a new web-based database and communication system for students with disabilities at the beginning of...

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...

UM Professor and inventor Michael DeGrandpre

Chemistry Professor, Inventor Talks About Path to the XPRIZE

When Sunburst Sensors won $1.5 million in prize money last month, the work of Michael DeGrandpre went from the trash bin to the international stage. DeGrandpre is a chemistry professor at UM whose...

Undergraduate students in the SURP program and their mentors

Five Undergrads Complete Environmental Health Research Program

It was presentation day earlier this week for five students from across the country who completed UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, hosted by the school’s Center for Environmental Health...

UM alumna Miranda Fox

Student Leader Wins Executive Director of the Year Award

UM alumna Miranda Fox, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, recently was awarded the St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn Executive Director of the Year Award. Fox was awarded the distinguished honor in Memphis, Tennessee,...

Doctors at work at UM's Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana

Family Medicine Residency Program Receives $1.7M Grant

UM’s Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana was one of 32 awardees nationally to receive a $1.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of...

carrots at the Grizzly Green Market

UM Dining Hosts Tiny, Homegrown Farmers Market

The tomatoes are plump and sweet at the booths that might be the tiniest farmers market in Missoula. This summer, UM’s Dining Services opened the Grizzly Green Market on the mall outside the...

UM campus

UM to Honor Four Distinguished Alumni at Homecoming

Four outstanding University of Montana graduates will receive 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26. The awards are the highest...

Dr. Celine Beamer and UM student Shelby Cole

UM Student Researches Inflammatory Lung Disease Treatments

UM pharmacy student Shelby Cole is participating in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Center for Environmental Health Sciences. She is conducting research concerning interactions...

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...

UM's Student Athlete Advisory Committee

UM Student-Athletes Claim Big Sky’s SAAC Cup

UM student-athletes recently claimed  Big Sky Conference’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee Cup. The conference-wide competition was held over the past year and involved two separate contests: a...

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,”...

Washington-Grizzly Stadium at UM

Musburger to Call Montana Football Opener Aug. 29

Brent Musburger's ties to athletics in the state of Montana come with a lengthy list, but one thing the longtime broadcasters has never done is call a Montana Grizzlies football game. That'll...

Jessica Ray and mentor Gini Porter

Visiting Student Explores Nanoparticles as Environmental Contaminants

Meet Jessica Ray, an animal science major from Michigan State University who is participating in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for Environmental Health...

Jack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand next to the station’s research vessel, the Jessie B.

Flathead Lake Biological Station Hires New Director

James “Jim” Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become the next director of the University of Montana’s century-old Flathead Lake Biological Station. UM President Royce...

Mark LoParco

UM Dining Director Earns Prestigious National Award

UM Dining Director Mark LoParco recently received an award for his leadership and contributions to the National Association of College and University Food Services and the collegiate foodservice...

UM defensive tackle Caleb Kidder

Defensive Tackle Kidder Chosen to Wear #37 Legacy Jersey

When NFL-bound former Grizzly defensive end Zack Wagenmann texted current Griz Caleb Kidder and asked him to join the recent grad for a workout recently, Kidder wasn't surprised. It was what...

Jessie B., the Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat

Refurbished Boat Returns to Flathead Lake Biological Station

The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat, the Jessie B., returned to its dock recently after a six-month absence. The welded-aluminum hull on the station’s refurbished boat now houses...

A 2015 NASA image of a blue marble earth

UM Ranked in Top 2.4 Percent of Universities Worldwide

The Center for World University Rankings recently ranked UM No. 585 out of universities worldwide, placing the University in the top 2.4 percent of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of...

UM researchers Sarj Patel, left, and Tom Rau, right, study blood-based biomarkers that indicate how the brain reacts following a traumatic brain injury.

NFL, GE Award UM Brain Researchers $500,000

UM researchers Sarj Patel and Tom Rau are among six final winners nationally to receive $500,000 from the Head Health Challenge I, a program sponsored by General Electric Co. and the National...

Some images from the podcast webpage

New Podcast Highlights Montana-centric Topics

Just one week after launching a new podcast, and UM J-school assistant professor Jule Banville’s already tackled an eclectic array of subject matter, including a segment about the weird things...

The UM Grizzly Bear on the Oval

Private Support for UM Tops $50 Million Two Years in a Row

UM had another remarkable fundraising year. Private support for the University in fiscal year 2015 totaled $52.6 million, just shy of last year’s record-breaking total of $53.7 million. The...

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...

UM School of Journalism building

Assistant Journalism Professor Named NAJA President

A UM School of Journalism assistant professor has been elected as president of the Native American Journalists Association. Jason Begay, a Navajo from Gallup, New Mexico, and a UM alumnus, joined...

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...

The Tiger by John Vaillant

‘The Tiger’ Named UM’s 2015 First-Year Reading Experience Book

UM has selected “The Tiger” by award-winning author John Vaillant as the 2015 First-Year Reading Experience book, a program provides incoming freshmen with a shared intellectual experience to...

Students and teachers from UM's LAB Preschool

Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education Earns Accolades

The new Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, offered by the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at UM, recently ranked 10th in SuperScholar’s “50 Best Online...

UM's Davidson Honors College

Outstanding Students Receive Presidential Leadership Scholarships

UM's Presidential Leadership Scholarships have been awarded to 26 exceptional incoming UM freshmen. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and contribution...

Chad Bishop, the new director of UM's Wildlife Biology Program

UM Hires New Director of Wildlife Biology Program

UM’s Wildlife Biology Program has named Chad Bishop as its new director. Bishop, who previously served as assistant director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, takes over on Aug. 1. He has a...

Workers on the job at Missoula College

UM, Missoula College Construction Projects Making Progress

On Monday, a crew of 26 workers buzzed around the future site of Missoula College, a $32 million project that Project Manager Jake Berger said is full of interesting and unique twists – and part...

UM accounting Professor Teresa Beed

Accounting Professor Awarded State Association’s Highest Honor

A professor who has taught accounting in UM’s School of Business Administration for more than 35 years was recently awarded the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants’ highest honor. The...

Chris Migliaccio, Samantha Couture, Kevin Trout

Visiting Student Researcher Studies Cell Biology, Nanomaterials

Meet Samantha Couture, an environmental health major from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who is participating in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for...

Attendees listen to emcee John Engen at spectrUM's Big Night event

SpectrUM Discovery Area’s Big Night Gala Raises $67,317

UM’s spectrUM Discovery Area will host one free Random Act of Community day each month, providing open access to its museum for all children and their families. The program, underwritten by...

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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...

Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

UM Ranks No. 3 on ‘Underrated Law Schools’ List

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana recently was listed as the third-most “underrated” law school in the country, based on its students’ employment outcomes, their...

UM students and instructors in the Cycle the Rockies course

Students Tackle Energy Issues During Cycle the Rockies Course

Four UM students and two instructors are closing in on the final day of their 700-mile, 28-day bicycle trip around Montana while studying ecological, social and economic issues associated with...

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...

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