A wildfire burns in a forest

UM Study Finds Rocky Mountain Forests Losing Resilience to Wildfires

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...

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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.

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University

UM Lands $1.8M Grant to Enhance Behavioral Health Services

A team of collaborators from UM and Montana State University recently were awarded a $1.8 million grant to enhance the ability of agencies throughout western Montana to meet the behavioral health...

Architect rendering of the new addition to the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center

$10 Million Gift to Expand College of Education and Human Sciences

Building a better education for Montana: That’s one of the primary goals of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Now, it has made another transformative gift to propel high-quality...

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UM Hires Bodnar as 18th President

Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana. Subject to Board of Regents approval in November,...

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....

Students cross the Oval in fall

Two UM Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Two UM researchers on the frontiers of science and engineering are among 30 faculty members nationwide recently selected as recipients of the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Brian Chaffin,...

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UM Listed Among Nation’s Top 150 Public Universities

UM ranks among the top 150 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. In U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook, UM tied for 113th place in the top national...

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 wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby

Professor Earns National Excellence in Fisheries Education Award

The American Fisheries Society recently recognized a UM professor with one if its top national awards. UM wildlife biology Professor Lisa Eby was awarded the society’s Excellence in Fisheries...

A bear and her cubs forage for food on Kodiak Island

UM Study: Warming Temps Prompt Kodiak Bears to Abandon Salmon for Berries

When Will Deacy left Missoula for Alaska’s Kodiak Island in 2014, the doctoral candidate at UM was in for a surprise. Deacy had traveled north to study the island’s unique subspecies of grizzly...

A University of Montana-led team prepares a balloon launch in Wyoming before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Montana Research Group Harvests Stellar Eclipse Data

When the nation paused Aug. 21 to observe the spectacle of a total solar eclipse turning day to night across the middle of the country, research teams from Montana were busy gathering some of the...

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Four Finalists for UM Presidency to Visit Campus

The search for UM’s next president has narrowed to four finalists who will visit the campus later this month. “The search committee is excited to bring these finalists to campus,” said Clay...

sunset over Missoula

Full Speed Ahead Into Fall Semester at UM

UM is looking forward to the arrival of students and the start of classes on Thursday, Aug. 31. Missoula is experiencing variable smoke from nearby fires, but there is no danger to campus.

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,...

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Donors Support UM in Record-Breaking Numbers

Donors stepped up to support the University of Montana in a big way this year, topping $50 million for the fourth year in a row. At the close of fiscal year 2017, private support totaled $84.5...

Main Hall and Mount Sentinel

UM: Smooth Sailing With Latest Accreditation Review

UM has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1932. The commission recently gave UM high marks during the culmination of its latest seven-year review by...

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New Podcast Series Explores Firefighting Injuries, Human Endurance

Join faculty members from UM’s Department of Health and Human Performance as they explore topics related to firefighting, injuries and human endurance in “On The Line,” a new podcast moderated by...

A green anole lizard

UM Researcher: Cold Snap Shapes Lizard Survivors

An epic bout of cold weather quickly altered a population of lizards — an example of natural selection in action. UM Postdoctoral Fellow Shane Campbell-Staton had the rare opportunity to study the...

Mountain goats licking salt off a fence at Glacier National Park

Mountain Goats on Your Trail? They Like You, and Your Urine

A few years ago, employees at Glacier National Park noticed that mountain goats were spending much of their time near humans. A research team led by UM master’s student Wesley Sarmento determined...

Men stand in a burned forest along the Idaho-Montana after the Great Fire of 1910

Researchers Land Grant to Study History of Large Wildfires in Rockies

Researchers at UM will reconstruct the causes and ecosystem impacts of large wildfires in the Rocky Mountains over the past 2,500 years, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation....

Rendition of Landsat 8 as passes over the Gulf of Mexico

Geosciences Department Receives Grant to Develop Remote Sensing Technologies

Researchers in UM’s Department of Geosciences received $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to study hydrology on Montana’s agricultural lands. The research...

Jade Johnson at work in a UM chemistry lab. Photo by Matt Roberts

Native Researchers Tackle Environmental Issues At UM

An eight-week-long, National Science Foundation-funded summer research program at pairs Native students with mentors in the chemistry department, giving students hands-on research experience in a...

a large smoke plume rises above a wildfire

The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires

The only way to know exactly what’s in a wildfire’s smoke is to sample straight from the haze. UM atmospheric chemist Bob Yokelson is among a group of scientists who created a lab inside an...

a UM researcher works in the lab

UM Sets Research Funding Record for Third Straight Year

Research continues to surge at a record pace at the University of Montana, with the institution setting a record for external funding for the third year in a row. UM brought in nearly $88 million...

The UM Radiosonde Team prepares to launch

Montana Team to Livestream, Capture Data During Aug. 21 Eclipse

This August, UM will participate in a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream aerial video footage and gather scientific atmospheric data during the Great American Eclipse. A team of...

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UM Teams with Hank Green to Explore History of Life

The UM Paleontology Center has partnered with internet producer Hank Green to launch EONS, a new weekly YouTube series that explores the billion-years-plus history of life on Earth.

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...

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