UM student participants in the National Model UN conference

UM Students Represent Eritrea at National Model UN Conference

Eleven University of Montana students and members of the Montana Model United Nations team attended the National Model UN conference in New York City in March, representing Eritrea and chairing...

Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, a professor in the department of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at UM

Alzheimer’s Disease Starts in Childhood, UM Study Shows

A new study lead by a UM researcher found shocking evidence to suggest that Alzheimer's begins in childhood, with babies younger than a year old displaying signs of the disease. 

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.

woman interacts with honeybees

UM Team Develops App Matching Honeybee Noises to Ailments

 Soon, beekeepers will be able to try to find out what is troubling a colony by listening to the buzz using a smartphone app. The app was developed by a team at UM. 

UM students Margaret Grayson and Brandon Fulbrook

Students Earn Scholarships for Hindi Language Immersion in India

Two students from Montana’s only Hindi language program have just won scholarships to study Hindi in India. Brandon Fulbrook received an American Institute of India Studies scholarship and...

white snowshoe hare

UM Graduate Students Are Co-Authors on Top 'Science' Article

The journal "Science" recently published an article that identified the places on Earth where eight species that turn white in winter to avoid predators were evolving to survive warmer winter...

UM alumna Vanessa Roy, center, teaches schoolchildren in Zolotonosha, Ukriane

Missoula, UM Continue to Lead Nation in Peace Corps Volunteerism

The spirit of service continues to surge at the University of Montana and in Missoula. Both UM and Missoula lead the nation in yielding Peace Corps volunteers. Per capita, Missoula ranked as the...

Brown and white snowshoe hares on snow at a UM research facility

Research Identifies Areas Where Evolution Could Rescue Animals Threatened by Climate Change

An international scientific team led by UM Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue animals that change coat colors with the seasons in the face of...

UM student researchers

Spotlight: Students Play Vibrant Role in UM’s Research Enterprise

From the lab bench to the video studio, from the airwaves of NPR to renewable energy generation sites in South Africa, UM undergraduates and graduate students get their feet wet with real-world...

Humphrey Fellows at UM

UM Selected to Host Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of State once again has selected UM as one of a handful of U.S. universities to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Long-term English Language Program. Up to 20 Hubert...

Griz lacrosse player coaches young child in Mexico

Griz Lacrosse Finds New Fans, Players in Mexico

The Griz club lacrosse season begins in early February, but just last week the team was in Mexico for a trip of a lifetime. A connection from the northeast helped UM lacrosse head coach Tucker...

International students gather on the football field at UM

UM’s English Language Institute Draws International Students

UM offers excellent pathway options for international students. For those wishing to study in the vibrant community of Missoula, the English Language Institute is a great place for perfecting your...

UM students traveling in Europe

Griz in Europe: Grad Students Take WWII Propaganda Studies Abroad

Four graduate students in UM’s Department of Communication Studies spent fall semester learning about WWII propaganda. Now they are traveling across Central Europe, visiting in person the sites...

Chilean cicada

Researchers Publish Findings on Unusual Gene Evolution in Bacteria

UM researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet – this time within the unusual bacteria that has lived inside...

Orrin Tiberi, third from left, a 2009 UM graduate in anthropology and international development studies, stands with his monitoring and evaluation team

International Development Studies Minor Propels Students into Global Careers

UM students now have more connections to global careers through the international development studies minor. The freestanding minor brings together UM faculty members’ networks full of...

Taiwanese friend swims in a channel

Cultural Exchange in Taiwan Leaves Lasting Impression on UM Student

It is the simple interactions and the spontaneous connections that University of Montana student Sarah Bortis will remember from her nine weeks spent studying abroad in Taiwan this past summer.

UM researcher Rebecca Bendick

The Real Science Behind Predictions of Major Earthquakes in 2018

Rebecca Bendick would like you not to panic. The UM geophysicist knows you may have read the articles warning about “swarms of devastating earthquakes” that will allegedly rock the planet next...

Paul Gladen, left, and David Firth

From Oxford to UM, Old Pals Nurture Missoula’s Startup Scene

When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at...

UM faculty member Brandon Cooper

Researcher Lands $1.8M Grant to Study Intracellular Bacteria that Infect Most Insects

A new UM faculty member, Brandon Cooper, recently was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health to study how specific intracellular...

UM doctoral student Asia Riel

Doctoral Student Earns Two Fellowships to Conduct Research in France

UM chemistry graduate student Asia Riel has received a STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship. The Fellowship, offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, allows doctoral students from the U.S....

Saturn

Professor Reflects on Spacecraft Cassini as Mission Ends

After 13 years of zooming around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has just days left before the probe is lost forever. The BBC interviews UM Professor Dan Reisenfeld who has worked on Cassini...

UM researcher on the Greenland ice sheet

Researchers Drill Greenland Ice to Understand Sea Level Rise

UM glaciologist Joel Harper doesn’t get to hang out on sundrenched beaches and contemplate sea level rise. He and his team go to cold, remote and forbidding Greenland. It’s sunny in summertime,...

UM alumni finalists for Fulbright awards

Alumni Earn Fulbright Funding for Teaching Abroad

Three UM alumni are finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards to fund their teaching abroad. Julie Ammons, Ian Strahn and Sam Hines are eligible for Fulbright English Teaching Assistant...

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan pose on the Oval at UM

Japanese High School Students Engage in Exchange at UM

Nineteen high school students from the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan are visiting the University of Montana to participate in a two-week culture and language program hosted by UM’s English Language...

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences

Professor Earns Fulbright to Help Advance Education in Ukraine

Lisa Blank, a professor in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to travel to a school in Kyiv, Ukraine. Blank will...

Iraqi students gather for a photo on July 10 at UM.

UM Leadership Program Hosts Iraqi Youth

UM welcomes 25 Iraqi students this week as part of the 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. The students are participating in a three-week program focused on international peace building...

A sea spider moves across the ocean floor

Researcher: Sea Spiders Pump Their Blood Using Their Guts

New research by UM Associate Professor Art Woods published in the journal Current Biology demonstrates that sea spiders move blood and oxygen around their bodies not by pumping their hearts, but...

UM law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther together with their coach Klaus Sitte, an adjunct faculty member

Law Students Take Third at International Negotiation Competition

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students Frans Andersson and Kirsi Luther recently took third place at the International Negotiation Competition held in Oslo, Norway. The competition...

UM journalism students in Japan

Journalism Students Return from Trip to Report on Nuclear Disaster in Japan

A group of UM journalism students recently returned from a trip to Fukushima, Japan, where they reported on the effects of the nuclear disaster following the Tohoki earthquake and tsunami that...

UM to Fukushima website

UM to Fukushima: Journalism Students Report from Japan

Several UM journalism students are in Fukushima, Japan, reporting on the effects of the nuclear disaster that occurred there in 2011. The trip is part of UM’s Montana Journalism Abroad program....

A core taken from Greenland’s snow layer shows that meltwater has penetrated and refrozen into solid ice

Scientists Receive Grant to Investigate Heat Trapped in Greenland’s Snow Cover

A new $1.54 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund University of Montana geoscientists as they study the deep layer of compacted snow covering most of Greenland’s ice sheet....

An image of a tranquilized tiger

Tiger Experts Cross the Globe to Learn from Montana Biologists

The first thing you need to know about tigers: They like to eat bears. The second thing: They’re best studied in Missoula, Montana. Despite being half a planet away from the nearest wild tiger...

The Montana Rep cast rehearses before their trip to China

Montana Rep Brings Classic 'Mockingbird' to China

Since 1997, "To Kill A Mockingbird" has been the Montana Repertory Theatre's signature play. Now professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana is taking Harper Lee's classic tale...

Heather Jurva, center, with an Elementary class at the Hangzhou New Century Foreign Language School

International Student Teaching Enhances Graduate's Success

International student teaching placements are a particularly strong draw for students in UM’s education program. Heather Jurva, a recent UM graduate in secondary English education, is a prime...

Geoscience Assistant Professor Payton Gardner works with a student

Griz Alumni Return as Faculty in Geosciences Department

Two new faculty members in UM’s Department of Geosciences, Payton Gardner and Hilary Martens, started their career on campus as undergraduates. Both earned Ph.D. degrees at other universities...

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at the University of Montana

Resource Conservation Student Wins Scholarship to Kyrgyzstan

Kaitlyn Anderson, a sophomore at UM, has won a Boren Scholarship, which provides $20,000 to study for a year in Kyrgyzstan. Anderson is majoring in resource conservation and minoring in wildlife...

UM students Madhu Jagdeeshan and Cheyenne Laue

Anthropology Students Earn AAUW Honors

Cheyenne Laue, a UM doctoral student in computational anthropology, recently was awarded the American Association of University Women’s American Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. A second...

UM student Kitiri McDunn

Sophomore Wins Critical Language Scholarship for Study in Russia

UM student Kitiri McDunn recently won a competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for an all-expenses-paid intensive summer language program in Russia this summer. McDunn...

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Astronomy Professor: Cassini Mission Revealed Saturn’s Secrets

After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration. UM Professor Dan Reisenfeld, a scientist on the Cassini team, explains...

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM

Physical Therapy Associate Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

James Laskin, an associate professor of physical therapy at UM, will spend the next academic year in Southeast Asia as an ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar. Laskin, who also is the director...

UM student Talia Zook

UM Student Wins CBYX Scholarship to Study in Germany

UM student Talia Zook has won a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals full-ride scholarship to study and work in Germany for a year. The CBYX program begins in late July with...
Researchers clear slush after drilling a hole in the ice, which they will later dive through

Working Under the Antarctic Ice Is Actually Pretty Great

Art Woods, a marine biologist at UM, has made annual two-month trips to Antarctica to dive under the ice and study curiously large sea spiders. Outside magazine asked him what it's like to do...

Looking south east from Waterworks toward Mount Sentinel

UM Ranks No. 7 for Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

UM has been named the No. 7 medium-sized university for producing Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, 30 UM alumni serve with the Peace Corps worldwide. This year marks the 13th time the University...

Mary Nellis

UM Adviser Wins Fulbright Grant for Travel to Korea

Mary Nellis, an international student adviser at the University of Montana, received a 2017-18 Fulbright grant to travel to the International Education Administrators seminar in Korea this June....

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