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Face-to-Face for Fall 2020

The University of Montana is planning to host in-person instruction for fall 2020 classes. You’ll receive a tomorrow-proof education while enjoying all our wide open spaces.

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UM Updates Schedule for Fall Semester

UM has announced an earlier start and end to the fall semester 2020 as a mitigation measure in response to novel coronavirus. Fall semester at UM will start Wednesday, Aug. 19, and conclude...

Juneteenth

A Day to Commit to Work That Remains

Let us not only recognize Juneteenth as a significant milestone in our history but also as a reminder that more work remains to dismantle racism and oppressive practices.
William Yellow Robe Jr.

UM Presents Honorary Doctorate Via Virtual Ceremony

In a sign of the times, UM presented an honorary doctorate virtually for the first time in its 127-year history. The online honor went to William Yellow Robe Jr., a noted playwright, author, poet...

University of Montana: Office of the President

From the President: A Statement on Racist Incidents

Over the past few weeks, the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd have convulsed communities across the country. We commit to acknowledging that we must do better.
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UM Creates University Design Team to Chart Direction of Flagship’s Future

Imagining a flagship for America’s future is the core mission of the University Design Team, a group of University of Montana employees newly charged with charting the University’s future...

Alumna Carly Zilge

Communication Studies Graduate Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Carly Zilge, a recent graduate of UM’s World Languages and Cultures department, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year. 

Recent UM graduate Jiakai Lou stands outside the Journalism Building at UM

Journalism Student Wins National Multimedia Championship

Jiakai “JK” Lou, a student in the UM School of Journalism, was named the overall national multimedia champion of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program on June 5.

UM alumna and filmmaker Alyson Spery

Alumna Filmmaker to Travel to Mexico on Fulbright Scholarship

 Documenting the lives of Mexicans impacted by immigration and teaching her subjects how to tell their own stories is a project University of Montana alumna and filmmaker Alyson Spery knows...

Hilary Martens, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Geosciences, with Mount Sentinel in the background

Geosciences Program Awarded $1.4M for Mountain Watershed Research

As mountain watersheds store and release water, the Earth’s shape changes ever so subtly. UM’s Department of Geosciences now can track those changes by GPS, thanks to a $1.4 million cut of a...

Nicholas Fry, a graduate of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana

Alumnus Awarded Fulbright for Iceland Energy Studies

Nicholas Fry, a graduate of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Iceland during the 2020-21...

UM alumna Margaret Schaefers stands in front of Main Hall in her cap and gown

UM Graduate Earns Fulbright Assistantship to Uruguay

Margaret Schaefers, a 2019 graduate of UM’s World Languages and Cultures department, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Uruguay during the 2020-21 academic...

UM grad student Scott Waller stands outdoors in the snow

Wildlife Biology Master’s Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Scott Waller, a graduate student in UM’s Wildlife Biology program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2020-21 academic year. Waller will conduct research in the...

Reporter E. Tammy Kim

Journalism School Welcomes Fall Pollner Professor

The School of Journalism has named reporter and former attorney E. Tammy Kim the Distinguished T. Anthony Pollner Professor for fall 2020. Kim will be in residence this fall, teaching about the...

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Micro-Internships Provide UM Students Big Opportunities

Montana’s Experiential Learning and Career Success office now offers an innovative micro-internship program through Parker Dewey, a freelance platform for college students and recent graduates.

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UM to Light Main Hall and M to Honor Area High School Grads

UM will celebrate Missoula County high school graduates by lighting its historic Main Hall in the various school colors from 9 to 11 p.m. June 1-8, with each high school getting its own evening. 

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UM Announces Spring Semester Graduates

The University of Montana has 1,863 students who are degree candidates for spring semester 2020. 
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Emergency Fund Helps UM Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

The UM Emergency Student Support Fund has been established to help enrolled students with unexpected crisis or hardship created by COVID-19. Funds are made available through the generous donations...

Kathleen Cotter of Helena

Graduate Student Earns Top Speech-Language Fellowship

 For the first time ever, a UM student has earned a highly competitive Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities’ Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship at Oregon Health &...

UM wildlife biology students practice telemetry on campus

UM Launches Joint Wildlife Biology, Public Administration Degree

Recognizing an increasing demand for careers in wildlife biology and public and nonprofit administration, UM’s Master of Public Administration and Wildlife Biology programs have created a new...

UM Alumna Rose Bear Don't Walk smiles at the camera during her December graduation ceremony

Alumna Brings Indigenous Plant Knowledge Home to Her Community

Rose Bear Don’t Walk is returning to her roots — and bringing some traditional knowledge back with her. As the recipient of a prominent Fellowship of the Future from the organization 500 Women...

UM President Seth Bodnar sits on steps of Main Hall

UM President, Corporate Partners Present at Dreamforce Conference

UM President Seth Bodnar presented Nov. 20 at the massive Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. This year’s Dreamforce speaker lineup includes former President Barack Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook,...

There There by Tommy Orange

Best-Selling Novel 'There There' Named Griz Read Title

“There There” by author Tommy Orange is this year’s Griz Read title. All members of the campus community, especially first-year students, are encouraged to read the book. Orange will present a...

From left: UM student Sara Shooshtari, Vice President for Operations and Finance Paul Lasiter, President Seth Bodnar, student Amy Braig and Budget Director Stacey Eve

UM Completes Successful Bond Sale

The University of Montana issued $146.8 million of taxable and tax-exempt bonds on Sept. 5, which will allow the state’s Missoula-based flagship university to usher in a new era of growth and...

UM President Seth Bodnar speaks during the State of the University address

President Highlights Progress During State of University Address

UM President Seth Bodnar said campus has worked diligently during the past year to move UM from a position of uncertainty to stability as it prepares for future growth.
Dr. Cornel West

Scholar, Activist Cornel West to Deliver President’s Lecture

Dr. Cornel West  ̶  professor, philosopher, theologian, social justice activist and one of the country’s leading scholars on race  ̶  will deliver “The Fight for the Soul of America,” the first...
The Oval at UM

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus Via Google Street View

Curious about what the University of Montana campus looks like? Visit UM via Google Street View! The tour begins from the middle of the Oval at the center of campus.

UM alumna Lisa Parks teaches in the classroom

UM Alumna Named MacArthur Fellow

Last month, Lisa Parks learned she would be named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, but the UM alumna and Massachusetts Institute of Technology media scholar and professor could only tell one other person...
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Alumnus Wins Young Forester Leadership Award

The Society of American Foresters recently named Jason Parke, an alumnus of the University of Montana W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the recipient of the 2018 Young Forester...

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two Grads Earn Teaching Assistantships to Austria

Two UM alumnae, both from Livingston, will teach English during the upcoming school year in Austria. The program brings teaching assistants from the English-speaking world into classrooms in...

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Law School Alumnus Elected American Bar Association President

The American Bar Association has selected a UM alumnus to lead its 400,000 members as the organization’s 142nd president. Bob Carlson, who earned his bachelor’s degree from UM in 1976 and a Juris...

UM alumna Genevieve Lind

Alumna Wins Fellowship at NIH Research Center

A UM alumna has landed a yearlong fellowship with the National Institutes of Health for her dedication toward transforming scientific discoveries into real-world solutions. Genevieve Lind, who...

UM alumna Paula O'Neil

98-year-old UM Alumna Earns Degree After Seven Decades

Paula O’Neil had no idea what was waiting for her under the piece of tissue paper on the table as family gathered at her daughter’s home in Evergreen, Colorado, on Mother’s Day this year. Her...

University of Montana student Andrew Castellanos

UM Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in Kazakhstan

UM student Andrew Castellanos has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at Al-Farabi Kazakh University for the 2018-19 academic year. Castellanos earned a...
UM graduates at Commencement

Davidson Honors College Celebrates Outstanding 2018 Graduates

 The Davidson Honors College at UM recognized nearly 100 graduating students with its University Scholar Distinction, one of the highest academic honors available. More than 25 percent of these...

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