UM Hires New Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

UM Hires New Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University has hired Eric Gutierrez as its new director of equal opportunity and affirmative action after an extensive nationwide search. He will begin his duties July 1. The director of the...

British Concept Album Inspires UM Media Arts Students’ Film

British Concept Album Inspires UM Media Arts Students’ Film

The filmmakers of “Subterranea” have cast western Montana’s documentary-friendly scenery against type, making it the setting of a psychological mystery drama with a hint of sci-fi. The movie, in...

Montana Repertory Theatre Receives Prestigious Grant

Montana Repertory Theatre Receives Prestigious Grant

The Shubert Foundation, an internationally respected organization benefitting the arts, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Montana Rep, UM’s professional touring theater company. The funds will...

Forestry College Celebrates 100 Years of Growth

Forestry College Celebrates 100 Years of Growth

With an eye on its future and respect for its past, UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation celebrates a century on campus this year. The cover story of UM’s alumni magazine, the Montanan, takes...

Director of Revered Wildlife Biology Program to Retire

Director of Revered Wildlife Biology Program to Retire

Dan Pletscher has worked at UM for 29 years, the past 19 as director of the Wildlife Biology Program. Under Pletscher’s watch the program now is ranked second nationally by Academic Analytics, and...

Journalism Student to Complete Summer Fulbright Program in UK

Journalism Student to Complete Summer Fulbright Program in UK

While many kids his age will likely spend their summers working odd jobs to keep pace with tuition payments, Polson native Peregrine Frissell is off to the United Kingdom in July to engage in a...

‘Brain Scoop’ YouTube Star Lands Cool New Job in Chicago

‘Brain Scoop’ YouTube Star Lands Cool New Job in Chicago

Emily Graslie, the 23-year-old UM graduate who became a YouTube sensation with her “The Brain Scoop” videos for the University’s Zoological Museum, has landed a new job as curiosity correspondent...

Irish College Honors Molloy for Building UM Ties With Emerald Isle

Irish College Honors Molloy for Building UM Ties With Emerald Isle

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, a 1976 graduate of the UM School of Law, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University College Cork in Ireland. He will be honored for leading judicial...

MonTEC President Joe Fanguy Leads Business Incubator Improvements

MonTEC President Joe Fanguy Leads Business Incubator Improvements

Joe Fanguy, UM director of technology transfer, led University efforts to take on full management of the MonTEC business incubator in 2011. MonTEC now has an anchor tenant in Rivertop Renewables,...

UM Athletic Training Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

UM Athletic Training Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

Taking the national Board of Certification Exam for the Athletic Trainer is a daunting undertaking with an average first-time passing rate between 60 and 80 percent. But on May 6, eight UM...

Leaders Gather at UM for Conference on Native American Education

Leaders Gather at UM for Conference on Native American Education

Educators from Indian Country and beyond gathered at the University of Montana on Thursday, launching a two-day seminar focused on the state of Native American education and efforts to drive it...

NBC News Veteran, Journalism Alum Don Oliver Passes Away

NBC News Veteran, Journalism Alum Don Oliver Passes Away

University of Montana School of Journalism graduate, professor and friend Don Oliver died May 28 in Spokane, Wash. Don was a Billings native who rose to prominence covering many of the seminal...

UM Retirees: Professor Unger Leaves Legacy at UM

UM Retirees: Professor Unger Leaves Legacy at UM

Kay Unger earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and joined the Department of Economics at UM in 1978. Professor Unger was a successful and popular teacher, and her research, which was...

UM Retirees: Chef Siegel Spiced Up Culinary Arts Program

UM Retirees: Chef Siegel Spiced Up Culinary Arts Program

Chef Thomas Siegel began his career at UM in 1978 in Dining Services, where he served 31 dedicated years in various roles, eventually culminating his service there as executive chef. In 2009, Chef...

UM Researchers Monitor Osprey Soap Opera

UM Researchers Monitor Osprey Soap Opera

The drama at Missoula-area osprey nests continues this season with a stolen nest, a tragic death, a jealous mate and - just this week - the hatching of eggs. University of Montana biologist Erick...

UM student Joseph McMahon won first place overall in the  24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at UM.

Mobile App Developer Takes Top Prize in UM Business Plan Competition

A true sign of the times, mobile app developers took the top prizes in the 24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana. The competition, which is sponsored by...

Determination, Experience Propel UM Alum to National Leadership Role in Indian Education

Determination, Experience Propel UM Alum to National Leadership Role in Indian Education

As director of the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C., UM alumnus Joyce Silverthorne helps craft successful education policy that meets the needs of Native students across the country....

UM Retirees: Koontz Always Greeted Jesse Hall Students with a Smile

UM Retirees: Koontz Always Greeted Jesse Hall Students with a Smile

Shelley Koontz dedicated 12 years to UM. From 2009 until 2013, Shelley served as Jesse Hall’s administrative assistant. She was the smiling face that welcomed new students every year, and she went...

UM Professor Kerry Foresman

UM Retirees: Foresman Educated a Generation of Wildlife Biologists

Kerry Foresman has been a cornerstone of the Division of Biological Sciences and Wildlife Biology faculty for nearly 30 years. He has educated an entire generation of wildlife biologists in...

UM Provost Perry Brown

UM Fills Provost Position

The University of Montana has named its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. The University announced Friday that Perry Brown, UM interim provost since 2010, has been named to the...

Photo by Irving Penn, Beatrice Simpson (C), New York, 1949, Copyright by The Irving Penn Foundation

UM Children's Trauma Center Receives Donation from Magazine Editor

The National Native Children’s Trauma Center at the University of Montana has received a donation from a former editor of Vogue magazine as an expression of support for the center's longstanding...

Jim Messina Delivers UM's 2013 Commencement Address

Jim Messina Delivers UM's 2013 Commencement Address

Jim Messina, the architect of President Barack Obama’s successful campaign for re-election, was the featured speaker during the University of Montana’s 116th Commencement ceremonies held Saturday,...

UM Native News Honors Project to Publish ‘Vast Expenses’ May 25

UM Native News Honors Project to Publish ‘Vast Expenses’ May 25

The University of Montana School of Journalism’s Native News Honors Project will publish its 22nd edition on Saturday, May 25. The publication, titled “Vast Expenses,” will be inserted inside...

UM School of Law Commencement Slated for Saturday, May 25

UM School of Law Commencement Slated for Saturday, May 25

Immediate past president of the American Bar Association Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will deliver the Commencement speech during the University of Montana School of Law graduation ceremony at 10...

UM Considers East Broadway Location for Missoula College

UM Considers East Broadway Location for Missoula College

University of Montana administrators are considering two sites for the new Missoula College building, President Royce C. Engstrom announced May 16. In addition to the South Campus site, UM will...

UM Hosts Free Blue Mountain Observatory Public Nights

UM Hosts Free Blue Mountain Observatory Public Nights

Explore planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies during eight upcoming free public observing nights at the Blue Mountain Observatory. The events are family-friendly, and children are...

Steven McDaniel and Jaydene Topenio McDaniel will leave for a Chateaubriand Fellowship in France in early September.

UM Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to Conduct Research in France

Two University of Montana students have earned Chateaubriand Fellowships to carry out collaborative research in a French laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand. Steven McDaniel is a graduate student in...

UM Looking to Hire First Women's Softball Coach

UM Looking to Hire First Women's Softball Coach

The job announcement for Montana’s first softball coach was recently posted on the UM human resources website. Montana won’t begin playing until the spring of 2015. That date may still sound...

Award to Study Hospital Discharge Process in Rural Montana

Award to Study Hospital Discharge Process in Rural Montana

University of Montana researchers, in partnership with Missoula’s Providence St. Patrick Hospital, will use a new funding award to investigate how the hospital discharge process affects the...

Popular Backroads of Montana Program Takes Viewers Across State

Popular "Backroads of Montana" Program Takes Viewers Across State

With the enthusiasm those who make the “Backroads of Montana” bring to every episode, squeezing their stories into a half hour is challenging. The program is one of the most popular MontanaPBS...

University Dining Services Receives National Sustainability Award

University Dining Services Receives National Sustainability Award

University Dining Services at the University of Montana recently received a gold medal in the 2013 Sustainability Awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services. The...

English Language Institute at UM Celebrates 20 Years

English Language Institute at UM Celebrates 20 Years

The English Language Institute of the Office of International Programs at the University of Montana recently celebrated of 20 years on campus. The program, which currently serves 250 students from...

UM Announces 2013 Presidential Leadership Scholars

UM Announces 2013 Presidential Leadership Scholars

University of Montana Presidential Leadership Scholarships have been awarded to 24 exceptional incoming UM freshmen. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership...

UM Pharmacogenetics Research Team Establishes Trust First

UM Pharmacogenetics Research Team Establishes Trust First

Trust, understanding and respect. Those are three vital foundation components for medical research in Indian Country. That is the route UM School of Pharmacy researchers and the Montana Cancer...

the 1972 UM track team will be inducted in the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame

Newest Inductees to Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame Announced

Former University of Montana women's soccer star Courtney (Mathieson) Jenkins and UM's Big Sky Conference champion 1972 men's track team will be inducted into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame this...

Effort, Attitude Spell Success for Bitterroot College Graduate

Effort, Attitude Spell Success for Bitterroot College Graduate

Clark Sisler was in his late 40s, severely injured and unemployed with a family to support when he decided to enroll at Bitterroot College in 2010. On Friday afternoon, Sisler will graduate and...

Class of 2013: Wildlife Biology Grad Trades Office for Outdoors

Class of 2013: Wildlife Biology Grad Trades Office for Outdoors

After a 17-year career selling cars, bookkeeping and running an office in Seattle, Tracy Wendt is lined up to graduate with the University of Montana’s Class of 2013. Except she won’t be lining...

UM Student Selected for Prestigious Saxophone Symposium

UM Student Selected for Prestigious Saxophone Symposium

University of Montana student Charlotte Leung recently was selected for the Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium. The event, which will be held in late July, is highly selective and...

Tag, Share Your UM Commencement Photos This Weekend

Tag, Share Your UM Commencement Photos This Weekend

Join the University of Montana Commencement celebration using the hashtag #umontana2013 on Twitter and Instagram. Tag your photos of this weekend's Commencement activities and follow the Alumni...

UM’s 116th Commencement Scheduled for May 18

UM’s 116th Commencement Scheduled for May 18

Nearly 3,000 graduates and degree candidates are invited to participate in the University of Montana’s 116th Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The general...

Former Griz Applies Hoops Lessons to Academics

Former Griz Applies Hoops Lessons to Academics

When Bryan Ellis graduated from high school, he couldn’t perform division. This summer he’ll receive a doctorate in sociology from Howard University. It’s difficult to appreciate where the former...

Student Documentary Premieres

"Guns in the Big Sky: Montana's Gun Culture," a student-produced documentary program that explores the role of guns in Montana's culture, will premiere on MontanaPBS in May.

UM Scientist Helps Develop New Drought Monitoring Tool

UM Scientist Helps Develop New Drought Monitoring Tool

A team of scientists, including University of Montana Professor Steven Running, have developed the Drought Severity Index, which uses NASA satellite imagery to better localize drought conditions....

 University of Montana assistant professors Tobin Shearer and Daisy Rooks

UM Assistant Professors Win Annual Cox Educational Excellence Award

University of Montana assistant professors Daisy Rooks and Tobin Shearer will receive the 2013 Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award at UM’s 116th Commencement on Saturday, May 18....

TEDx coming to UMontana in September

TEDx coming to UMontana in September

The first TEDxUMontana event will be held Sept. 19, 2013, in the Masquer Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center at the University of Montana. TEDxUMontana will feature some of the best...

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