Educators, Business Leaders Discuss Streamlining Path to Workforce

Educators, Business Leaders Discuss Streamlining Path to Workforce

Local education and business leaders gathered at Missoula College last week to discuss how best to instill essential trade skills in students along the path from high school to college to the...

Founder of Global Grizzlies Wraps Up Pharmacy Residency

Founder of Global Grizzlies Wraps Up Pharmacy Residency

With two weeks left in her pharmacy residency, Sadie Linford, a University of Montana graduate with a doctorate in pharmacy, has her sights set on working as an inpatient pharmacist in a hospital...

UM Teacher Candidates Travel to India for Student-Teaching Practicum

UM Teacher Candidates Travel to India for Student-Teaching Practicum

Three University of Montana teacher candidates recently returned from a 16-week student-teaching practicum in the Palni Hills of south India. UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and...

Study of Insect Bacteria Reveals Genetic Secrets of Symbiosis

Study of Insect Bacteria Reveals Genetic Secrets of Symbiosis

Mealybugs only eat plant sap, but sap doesn’t contain all the essential amino acids the insects need to survive. Luckily, the bugs have a symbiotic relationship with two species of bacteria to...

UM, Montana GEAR UP Offer Academic Summer Camp at Blackfeet Community College

UM, Montana GEAR UP Offer Academic Summer Camp at Blackfeet Community College

This week, middle school students from Montana’s GEAR UP partnering school districts are taking part in activities drawn from NASA’s educational database as they attend the five-day “STEM is Cool,...

Deputy Commissioner Discusses Two-Year Colleges, Future of Bitterroot College

Deputy Commissioner Discusses Two-Year Colleges, Future of Bitterroot College

Earlier this week, Bitterroot College in Hamilton became the last of the seven two-year colleges in the state to unveil its new name and logo. In a feature interview on Montana Public Radio,...

Flathead Lake Bio Station Finds Time Capsule During Renovation

Flathead Lake Bio Station Finds Time Capsule During Renovation

Time capsules were meant to be opened, and the one from 1967 discovered during the recent renovation of the Elrod Building at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station was. Now,...

Journalism Students, Faculty Continue to Shine in Emmy Competitions

Journalism Students, Faculty Continue to Shine in Emmy Competitions

During the past five years, students and faculty members in UM's School of Journalism have won 13 Emmy Awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences....

UM Athletes Lend a Hand at Campus Rec Youth Camps

UM Athletes Lend a Hand at Campus Rec Youth Camps

Campus Recreation’s Youth Camps program is underway at UM and the theme of the first week was football. The kids were surprised one morning with a visit from Griz football players who volunteered...

Student Involvement Guide Offers Introduction to Life at UM

Student Involvement Guide Offers Introduction to Life at UM

The University of Montana is more than an educational institution, it is a community. Students succeed in the classroom, get involved in activities across campus, and integrate themselves into the...

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Montana Leads Nation in Increasing College Grads with Two-Year Degrees

President Barack Obama set a goal early in his first term for the U.S. to turn out more college graduates than any other nation, but there hasn’t been much progress as most states have stumbled in...

Honors Student Takes Research to Next Level During Summer Program

Honors Student Takes Research to Next Level During Summer Program

As an aspiring medical student, Emilie Jacobsen is very interested in learning about and researching the effects of the physical, biological and chemical environments on human health. This summer,...

Summer Interns Conduct Climate Change Research in Montana

Summer Interns Conduct Climate Change Research in Montana

Fifteen Montana University System undergraduates have received summer internships to research climate science-related projects at sites throughout Montana. The Institute on Ecosystems students...

UM Grad Crissie Mchttp://cascade.umt.edu/entity/create.act?type=page#Mullan Shapes Local Food Movement

UM Grad Crissie McMullan Shapes Local Food Movement

UM graduate Crissie McMullan has become one of the most powerful driving forces in Montana’s food and agriculture movement. In 2003, she co-founded UM’s Farm to College Program, which helps...

UM Student Awarded State Department Scholarship to Intern in India

UM Student Awarded State Department Scholarship to Intern in India

Ruesha Hendricks, a senior premedical student at the University of Montana, recently was awarded the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the...

UM Forestry Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

UM Forestry Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

Incoming University of Montana forestry graduate student Anna Bergstrom recently was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowship provides three years of...

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Enters Sixth Year

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Enters Sixth Year

The Center for Environmental Health Sciences continues its rich tradition of providing undergraduate students with relevant experience in conducting biomedical research at UM. Through the Summer...

Women's golf came out on top in the increasingly competitive intra-departmental battle for academic supremacy with a GPA of 3.41

UM Student-Athletes Earn 3.02 GPA for Spring Semester

Montana student-athletes finished the spring with a semester GPA of 3.02. That left the athletic department's cumulative GPA, now at 3.08, above 3.0 for the 16th straight semester. Nine of...

UM Director of Tech Transfer Joe Fanguy is one of Missoula's Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40

Many of Missoula's Top Young Professionals Share Connection to UM

When the Missoulian newspaper recently named the area’s Top 20 Young Business Professionals Under 40, the list included men and women employed in a wide range of sectors. But one common theme...

Assistant Professor Mark Hebblewhite of UM’s Wildlife Biology Program is studying elk in the southern Bitterroot Valley

UM Researchers Delving into Secrets of Bitterroot Elk

In the mountain meadows on the southern edge of the Bitterroot Valley, wildlife researchers were all about being efficient as they stalked tiny elk calves hidden away by their mothers over the...

Graduates win two national Hearst journalism awards

Graduates win two national Hearst journalism awards

Recent UM journalism graduates Sam Wilson and Jessica Murri won first- and second-place honors, respectively, in the national Hearst Journalism Awards finals on June 6 in San Francisco. Wilson won...

Sports Network Says Washington-Grizzly Stadium Tops in FCS

Sports Network Says Washington-Grizzly Stadium Tops in FCS

Griz football opponents know all about Washington-Grizzly Stadium, and now one national publication does too. The Sports Network has named it the top stadium in the Football Championship...

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...

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