UM Ranked Among Top Peace Corps Master’s International Programs

UM Ranked Among Top Peace Corps Master’s International Programs

The University of Montana ranks No. 7 on the Peace Corps’ 2013 list of top Master’s International programs. There are now 17 UM Master’s International students making a difference overseas through...

Native American Grad Students Travel to India for Research Exchange

Native American Grad Students Travel to India for Research Exchange

Three University of Montana graduate students will depart for India on May 14 to work with Indian students and faculty on a research exchange. The three UM students, all Native Americans, will...

New York Magazine Offers Recommendations for Missoula Visitors

New York Magazine Offers Recommendations for Missoula Visitors

New York Magazine recently featured Missoula its weekend travel section, The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan. The article “Explore City and Country in Missoula” offers recommendations on lodging,...

Three UM Football Players Named to Hampshire Honor Society

Three UM Football Players Named to Hampshire Honor Society

The University of Montana's Sam Gratton, Josh Harris, and Peter Nguyen were recently named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society. The NFF recognized 703 seniors from across...

Eight UM Students Offered Fulbright Research, Teaching Scholarships

Eight UM Students Offered Fulbright Research, Teaching Scholarships

Eight undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Montana have received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year.The Fulbright Program is the flagship...

Oil Boom Drives Rapid Population Growth in Northeastern Montana

Oil Boom Drives Rapid Population Growth in Northeastern Montana

Newly released county population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show significant growth in Montana’s northeastern oil patch, according to a University of Montana researcher. Jim Sylvester,...

Eliza Allison is the recipient of the 2013 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship.

2013 Kimmitt Internship Goes to UM Political Science Student

Eliza Allison, a University of Montana senior from Helena, will work in Washington, D.C., this summer as the recipient of the 2013 J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship. Allison, who will...

UM Student Wins International Business Competiton

UM Student Wins International Business Competiton

More than 1,600 students from all over the world recently competed in the semiannual Capsim Challenge to see who has the corporate intellect to be a winning CEO. University of Montana School of...

Winter in the Blood

Associate Professor's Movie Selected for LA Film Fest

A film co-directed by UM Associate Professor Andrew Smith and his twin brother, Alex, has been selected to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. “Winter in the Blood” is based on a...

UM student Allison Herther performs “Sounds of Rivers: Stone Drum.”

UM Departments Create Artistic Experience with River Sounds

University of Montana students and faculty collaborated across disciplines to create a multimedia piece featuring narration, computer music, dance and animation that artistically translates how...

Energy Technology Program Students Put Lessons to the Test

Energy Technology Program Students Put Lessons to the Test

A team of students and instructors from Missoula College UM tested the limits of an energy-efficient vehicle they spent several months building when they traveled to a national competition last...

Researcher Studies Incidence of ADHD Among Wildland Firefighters

Researcher Studies Incidence of ADHD Among Wildland Firefighters

Jumping from a plane into the choking smoke of a wildland fire takes utter mental focus. Anxiety about what might go wrong can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. For most of the decade that...

UM Assistant Professor Nate McCrady wins award

UM Astronomer Wins Teaching Award

Nate McCrady, known by many as the UM assistant professor of astronomy who shares his love of the stars with visitors during the Blue Mountain Observatory public viewing nights, recently won the...

UM's new logo

UM Unveils New Brand Initiatives

The University of Montana unveiled its new logo and brand identity to employees April 30 in the University Center Theater during an internal event hosted by UM’s Office of Integrated...

UM Professor Explores Experiences of Butte Children in Latest Book

UM Professor Explores Experiences of Butte Children in Latest Book

Throughout her career, UM Professor Janet Finn repeatedly has explored, captured and given voice to the often-overlooked stories of women and their unique contributions to society. In her most...

UM alum Jim Messina

Messina to Speak at UM Commencement

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

Julius Seyler – Searching for the Enemy, oil on board, no date, 27 ¼ x 19 ½  inches, courtesy of Sigrid Reisch

MMAC to Open New Exhibitions for Summer

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana will display two new exhibits: “A Hundred Years Later: Julius Seyler Among the Blackfeet” and “Richard Buswell: Close to Home” in...

UM alum and Submittable CEO Michael FitzGerald

Q and A with UM Alum Michael FitzGerald

UM is famous for the quality of writers produced by its Creative Writing Program, but not many of them go on to run nationally recognized tech companies based in Missoula. In fact, you could argue...

UM's new Pedal Power PA System in use

UM Students Secure Pedal Power PA System for Campus Events

Just in time for Earth Week, the University Center at the University of Montana recently added an environmentally friendly One Bike/One Speaker, Pedal Power PA System to their event production...

The ospreys have returned to their nests in western Montana

Ospreys Return to Nests, Webcam Stardom

The ospreys have returned to their nests in western Montana and bird watchers can once again observe their nesting behavior via two webcams. UM researchers Erick Greene and Heiko Langner use the...

University of Montana graduate student Kellie Carim

Student's Research Helps Managers Protect Struggling Cutthroat

University of Montana graduate student Kellie Carim studies bones that reveal the ages and life histories of trout. It’s her way of fighting for a native species. Read more

UM chemist Chuck Thompson poses with a protein biomarker he uses in his research.

UM Chemist Working to Develop Pesticide Exposure Field Test

 It’s difficult to know what exactly the effects of pesticides on humans are, since many people don’t understand when they have been exposed. University of Montana Professor Chuck Thompson is...

Forestry College Scholarships Memorialize Students, Alumni, Faculty

Forestry College Scholarships Memorialize Students, Alumni, Faculty

The College of Forestry and Conservation at The University of Montana distributed nearly $160,000 in scholarships to more than 80 students at a ceremony held April 19. Many of the school’s...

UM Names Provost Finalists

UM Names Provost Finalists

After an extensive national search, the University of Montana will interview three finalists for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. The provost serves UM as chief...

UM Students Help Promote, Organize Clapton Guitar Festival

UM Students Help Promote, Organize Clapton Guitar Festival

University of Montana Entertainment Management students recently got the chance to be “backstage and front of house,” as they helped coordinate a festival and fundraiser put together by music...

The Orange Tart Massini was part of the bronze-winning menu created by the Missoula College Culinary Arts team.

Missoula College Students Take Bronze in Culinary Competition Finals

Missoula College UM Culinary Arts students recently earned a bronze medal in a culinary competition that took place April 12-15 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Michael Goff, Brittany Campbell, Amy...

UM Archaeology Project Reveals Lives of Ancient Yellowstone Visitors

UM Archaeology Project Reveals Lives of Ancient Yellowstone Visitors

Normally, digging holes in Yellowstone National Park violates federal law, but for the past five summers University of Montana archaeologist Doug MacDonald and his students have been doing just...

Griz basketball players, young fans shoot hoops

Griz, Lady Griz Basketball Fans Honor Teams at Celebration

The University of Montana basketball fans young and old turned out April 17 to celebrate the teams' Big Sky Conference regular-season and tournament champions during a family-friendly celebration...

UM Once Again Named 'Green College' by Princeton Review

UM Once Again Named 'Green College' by Princeton Review

Just in time for Earth Day, the Princeton Review again named The University of Montana one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” This is the fourth consecutive year UM...

“Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder

UM Announces 2013 First-Year Reading Experience Book

The University of Montana has selected “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder as the 2013 First-Year Reading Experience book. The nonfiction book recounts the work of...

Study: Nonresident Visitors Spent $3.27 Billion in Montana in 2012

Study: Nonresident Visitors Spent $3.27 Billion in Montana in 2012

Estimates produced by The University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research show that 10.8 million people visited Big Sky Country, an increase of 2 percent from 2011. Spending...

UM Journalism Students Sweep Regional Competition

UM Journalism Students Sweep Regional Competition

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded University of Montana journalism students 14 first-place awards and 13 second- and third-place awards at the regional SPJ competition in Spokane,...

UM student named Truman Scholar

UM Student Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

University of Montana junior Rebecca Boslough recently won the national Truman Scholarship. The prestigious award provides top U.S. university student leaders up to $30,000 for graduate or...

University Players Present 10-Minute Play Festival

University Players Present 10-Minute Play Festival

The University Players will present their annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the University of Montana on Thursday and Friday, April 18-19. The festival starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the...

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park

UM Researchers Study Photosynthetic Bacterial Life

Every year, millions of visitors to Yellowstone National Park traverse the boardwalk of Grand Prismatic Hot Spring to observe the pool’s boiling blue center. For the past few years, those tourists...

snowshoe hares

Climate Change Holds Consequences for Wildlife

The predicted decrease of winter snowpack due to climate change might inconvenience winter recreationists, but for mammals that change coat color during the cold months to blend in and survive,...

UM Students Win Goldwater, Udall Scholarships

UM Students Win Goldwater, Udall Scholarships

Two University of Montana students recently received prestigious national scholarships. Kim Ledger won a Goldwater Scholarship for her research titled “Biogeographic Investigation of Exotic...

Professor Takes to Tibetan Plateau for Yak Study

There are around 14 million domestic yaks in the world, but nobody knows how many wild yaks there are. They're a vulnerable species. UM Professor Joel Berger lead an expedition to the Tibetan...

UM Professor Jakki Mohr

The Business of Biomimicry

Jakki Mohr found her most recent academic inspiration from a humpback whale.That might seem odd considering that for the past 25 years — 15 of those at The University of Montana’s landlocked...

UM Associate Professor Kelly Dixon

UM Archaeology Class Digs Deep into Missoula History

Local lore claims that downtown Missoula has quite the history—underground. It's a subject that has caught, and held, the attention of Missoulians for decades. In an attempt to document that lore,...

Student Documentary: Guns in the Big Sky

Student Documentary: Guns in the Big Sky

From ranchers who use guns to manage their livestock to survivors of a 1986 Montana school shooting, this student-produced documentary program explores the role of guns in Montana's culture. The...

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