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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...

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Registration for Summer Session 2018 at UM Open Now

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...

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,...

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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...

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Considering UM? Experience Campus at UM Days

Join us either March 23 or April 13 for a full day of events that includes campus tours, student services presentations, a student panel, residence hall tours, lunch on campus and academic...

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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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...

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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...

UM Professor Doug Emlen holds a rhinoceros beetle

UM Professor’s Animal Weaponry Research Featured on ‘NOVA’ Episode

MontanaPBS will broadcast an episode of the popular “NOVA” science program that explores the research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. The episode,...

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...

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Regents Unanimously Approve Selection of UM’s Next President

The Montana Board of Regents unanimously gave its stamp of approval Nov. 16 for Seth Bodnar to become the University of Montana’s next president. Bodnar will begin his new duties in January...

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Professor’s Textbook Nominated for Prestigious PROSE Award

“Methods in Stream Ecology,” a two-volume textbook co-edited by UM Professor Ric Hauer, is up for consideration for a prestigious PROSE Award, an annual accolade that recognizes the best in...

Louis, incubating eggs on the left, and Iris

Montana Osprey Project Brings Knowledge, Drama to Fans Worldwide

For the past decade, the UM-based Montana Osprey Project has used ospreys to learn about the health of our streams, rivers and lakes, as well as bring information about our environment to...

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‘Brain Scoop’ Creator Interviewed by Neal deGrasse Tyson

Emily Graslie, a UM art alumna and producer of “The Brain Scoop” YouTube channel, was interviewed as a ‘Rising Star’ recently by science personality Neil deGrasse Tyson. UM is mentioned...

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Medieval Art Scholar Reveals ‘Dance of Death’ Murals

UM English Professor Ashby Kinch, a scholar of late medieval literature and art, discusses how death was once much more active in daily lives and reflected in art of the period.

Theodore “Ted” Catton, an associate research professor of history at UM

Professor’s 'Rainy Lake House' a Remarkable Work of Frontier Nonfiction

Theodore “Ted” Catton, an associate research professor of history at UM, captures the frontier-era clash of Euro-centric white cultures struggling for control over a Western vast landscape...

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UM Research Earns Top Ranking for Productivity, Impact, Excellence

The research coming out of UM is among the top in the nation and world, according to recent rankings by the National Taiwan University. Of the more than 4,000 research institutions worldwide, NTU...

2017 Pinecone Award winners

UM Websites, Web Managers Earn Pinecone Awards

The votes are tallied and the winners selected in UM’s annual Pinecone Awards contest, which invites web users to select the University’s best websites. UM’s Information Technology started the...

Brian Chaffin, assistant professor of water policy at UM

Researcher Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Researchers have an astonishing amount of data about the Middle Platte River watershed in Nebraska. Now Brian Chaffin, assistant professor of water policy at UM, will use a $214,000 National...

Backpackers on a mountain trail

UM Scholar of Outdoor Gear Goes Back to Nature, Via the Mall

Every list of what a camper, hiker or hunter needs implies that preparation for the outdoors is in great part a matter of buying the right things. Rachel Gross, a postdoctoral fellow at UM’s...

Biologists tag a bear in Glacier National Park

Get This Job: Bear Biologist

What does it take to research one of nature's most powerful creatures for a living? An education at the University of Montana and the tenacity of a mama grizzly, according to Backpacker magazine.

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