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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Merit-Based Aid Available; Visit UM Scholarship Portal

The UM Scholarship Portal is accessible to all incoming and continuing UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Visit...

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 students learn on a field trip to Glacier

UM Earns Top 25 ‘Best River and Lake Colleges’ Ranking

UM ranked among the best universities in the nation for its “intimate kinship to water,” according to College Consensus’ recent survey. UM, which ranked No. 23, was one of just six universities...

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UM Scientists Bring Ocean Research Techniques to Flathead Lake

Associate Professor Matt Church and the researchers in his Church Lab for Microbial Biogeochemistry and Ecology are bringing knowledge learned on the open ocean to Flathead Lake.

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...

Assistant Professor Andrea Luis reads the eartag of a deer mouse

Professor Studies Complexities of Biodiversity, Disease Transmission

Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an...

Immunofluorescence microscopy of B. burgdorferi infected fed nymph midguts

Researchers Receive $700,000 to Study Tick-Borne Lyme Disease

University of Montana researchers Dan Drecktrah and Scott Samuels were recently awarded $449,998 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a five-year project to study the...

UM postdoctoral student Rachel Dalton, left

Postdoctoral Fellow Wins National Award for Graduate Research

UM postdoctoral fellow Rachel Dalton recently received a Presidential Trainee Award at the 2018 American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics annual meeting. The award recognizes the...

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...

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. 

UM's Orion Berryman and the new 3-D color printer

UM Adds Color 3-D Printer for Researchers

The chemistry department at the University of Montana has added a new 3-D color printer. The device will help campus researchers visualize molecules, crystals and other structures used in their...

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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. 

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Make Your Summer Count: Enroll in Summer Session Today

UM summer session courses are a great way to earn credits, fulfill general education and major requirements and gain more flexibility in fall credit loads. Check out UM’s summer session offerings...

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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 researcher Erica Woodahl meets with community advisory board members

Grant to Study Precision Medicine with American Indian, Alaska Native People

UM and its research partners have earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study precision medicine targeted to help Native peoples. The grant will fund the research...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking as Accidental Ambassador for Assistive Technologies

Stephen Hawking was a valuable role model for more than the next generation of scientists. He demonstrated the value of technological solutions to liberating the voice of those with physical and...

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Poll: Montanans Divided on Elected Officials, Disapprove of National Monuments Changes

Montanans are divided over the job performance of statewide elected officials but generally disapprove of U.S. Department of Interior recommendations to reduce the size of national monuments,...

UM provost candidates

Three Finalists Selected to Interview for UM Provost Position

Three finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost will interview this month at UM. The provost serves as chief academic officer, overseeing the...

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UM to Award Honorary Doctorate to Sheila Stearns

The University of Montana will award an Honorary Doctorate in Education to Sheila M. Stearns during its May 12 Commencement exercises. On March 9, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved...

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp works in the field

Geosciences Grad Student Wins Outstanding Presentation Award

UM graduate student Isabellah von Trapp recently received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Von Trapp is studying mountain block...

Fireworks over Main Hall

125 Years and Counting: UM Celebrates Milestone

As beginnings go, 50 students and six instructors wasn’t necessarily an auspicious start for UM. But 125 years of steady growth, some setbacks and frequent greatness followed.

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 President Seth Bodnar present Professor Rozalyn LaPier with award

UM Honors Professor Rosalyn LaPier, Other Esteemed Faculty

Professor Rozalyn LaPier received the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment on Feb. 15 as part of UM's Charter Day awards ceremony. The award recognizes a...

The City of Missoula uses sheep to help restore grasslands.

UM Research Studies Relationship Between Sheep-Grazing, Native Plant Recovery

New research by University of Montana alumna Eva Masin and restoration ecology Professor Cara Nelson is examining the effectiveness of using domestic sheep to control nonnative invasive plants.

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...

UM campus in the early 1900s

UM to Celebrate 125 Years of Excellence at Charter Day

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the campus and Missoula communities to celebrate the University’s 125th birthday during the annual Charter Day awards ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday,...

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President Bodnar on Diversity, Divestment and the Main Hall Pumpkin

Seth Bodnar is unlike any University of Montana president in memory. So for the first cover story of 2018, the Montana Kaimin news editors got to know Bodnar a little better.

UM Professor Ray Callaway

Montana Counts Three Influential Scientists, All with UM Affiliations

Last month, Clarivate Analytics released a list of the top 1 percent of scientists in the world for their field based on citations, and the three Montanans who made the list have University of...

Associate Professor of Marketing Justin Angle (right) interviews retired professional Tour de France cyclist Tyler Hamilton

College of Business Launches ‘A New Angle’ Podcast

Podcasts are the world’s new favorite way to connect, learn and inspire. So it’s only fitting that the UM College of Business is launching “A New Angle,” a podcast that explores the work of...

Roberta “Bobbie” Evans

Former Education Dean Named Inaugural Shreeve Chair at UM

Although she stepped down as dean of UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the end of 2017, Roberta “Bobbie” Evans isn’t planning on slowing down. She has an...

UM Associate Professor Art Woods in his office

Drunken Monkeys? Godzilla? UM’s 'Big Biology' Podcast Explains

Monkeys eating fermented fruit in the jungle can help people understand the answer to a curious question. "Why do we drink alcohol?" asks UM Associate Professor Art Woods in a new podcast.

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...

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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...

UM doctoral student Pat O'Connor

Doctoral Student Takes Lens to Big Tobacco

In his research, UM doctoral student Pat O'Connor puts Big Tobacco under the lens in a project that's part of a broader contemporary re-evaluation by historians of the American state and of...

Katie and Mitchell Marema met in the Navy and moved to Missoula pursue degrees in wildlife biology at UM.

Veterans Flock to UM’s Wildlife Biology Program, Including Navy Couple

When Mitchell Marema moved his uncle to Montana back in 2008, the landscape stayed with him during his military service. So when it came time for him and his wife, Katie, to relocate after their...

Hospital and UM officials announce clinical trial

UM, Hospital, Drug Company Launch Study to Help Veterans with PTSD

Montana veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of military service from 2001 on may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial that is a partnership between UM...

Students and professors in a class at the University of Montana recently discuss the statewide Big Sky Poll being launched to provide public opinion data.

UM Prepares to Launch Big Sky Poll to Gather Public Opinion Data

UM is launching a statewide Big Sky Poll in order to provide high-quality public opinion data. The project of the UM Social Science Research Laboratory is offering students an opportunity to do...

Forest burned by fire

Study: Forest Resilience Declines in Face of Wildfires, Climate Change

With the climate growing hotter and drier, the regeneration of Rocky Mountain forests after summer wildfires is expected to diminish, if they come back at all, according to research from the...

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...

UM piano students

Piano Students Selected to Present Research at National Conference

Four students majoring in piano at UM’s School of Music recently were selected to present their research on the pianist’s left hand at the Music Teachers National Association Conference in...

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