A picture of the three researchers involved in the study

UM Chemist to Study Climate, Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke

UM scientists will fly straight into the smoke of western wildfires as part of a collaborative research project, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation. Assistant Professor Lu...

Restoration specialists treat the gun with a high performance and durability coating system.

UM Research Center Conserves Gun from Famed Sunken Battleship

The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment at UM has been tasked with restoring a gun from the USS Maine, the historic warship that sank in 1898. The Maine played a key role in events...

SURP Student Natalie Alvarez, center, with Mentor Dr. Yoon Hee Cho, right, and toxicology student Beth Cole

Visiting Student Researches Epigenetics, Nanomaterials During Summer Program

Visiting student Natalie Alvarez is working with researchers in UM’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences to analyze the relationship between diet and carbon nanotube inflammation, especially...
UM doctoral candidate Brett Addis works in the field

Preserve and Protect: UM Researchers Team Up with UM Army Corps of Engineers

Boosted by a $45 million research award, UM’s Center for Integrated Research on the Environment is working with Army Corps of Engineers to solve problems at Air Force bases across the country.

University of Montana Presidential Search

The Search for the Next President of the University of Montana

Visit the Presidential Search page on UM President’s Office website for updates on the search, timelines and the search committee member roster.

doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger works in UM Professor David Shepherd’s campus lab.

Second Doctoral Candidate Earns P.E.O. Scholarship Award

Joanna Kreitinger, a biomedical sciences Ph.D. student at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. “The...

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....

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm

Doctoral Student Earns NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

UM doctoral candidate Eric Palm recently was selected for the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. Palm and his adviser, Professor Mark Hebblewhite, were awarded $45,000 to study...

A drawing of a Fur Trade period pit house

Anthropologist Reveals Native Lifestyles in New Book

UM researcher Anna Prentiss is helping to fill holes in the history of indigenous peoples living in the Pacific Northwest during the Fur Trade period.

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...

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the University of Montana

Psychology Doctoral Student Wins $15,000 Scholarship

Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at UM, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada recently selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

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UM ScholarWorks Reaches 1 Million Downloads

ScholarWorks, UM's online scholarly repository, has achieved a momentous milestone: 1 million downloads. The service is online at http://scholarworks.umt.edu. Managed by the Mansfield Library,...

UM researchers Andrea and Don Stierle

Berkeley Pit Water Leads to Groundbreaking Scientific Discovery

Organisms found in the Berkeley Pit's toxic water are leading to a scientific breakthrough, according to two UM professors. Andrea and Don Stierle paired together two fungi taken from pit water in...
Student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate Research

Student Researcher Studies Social Media Data for Health Promotion Project

Undergraduate student researcher Megan Miller recently presented a poster titled “Analysis of Factors Contributing to a Facebook Presence” at UM’s annual Conference on Undergraduate...

Lucile Speer, delegate to Montana Constitutional Convention, 1971-72, signs the Constitution on March 22, 1972.

Donor Creates New Faculty Position at UM to Honor Legendary Librarian

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, UM has its first endowed chair in the humanities. The new Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History honors Lucile Speer and her...

UM wildlife biology doctoral student Will Janousek

UM Student Earns US Fish and Wildlife Fellowship

A UM wildlife biology doctoral student recently earned a fellowship to study endangered species habitat along the Rio Grande River. Will Janousek received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s...

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 mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley

UM Mathematics Professor to Receive Chancellor’s Award from Tech

Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter will present UM mathematics Professor Johnathan Bardsley with the Chancellor’s Medallion at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The...

Grizzly Statue on UM Oval

Students Continue Research with National Science Foundation Grants

Two biology students and a geography student from UM have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for their research. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are based on an...

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...

Ph.D. student Dan Decato operates UM's single-crystal X-ray diffractometer

Ph.D. Student Maps Atomic Resolution of Molecules Using Rare Instrument

When UM chemistry Assistant Professor Orion Berryman created the region’s only small-molecule X-ray facility at UM in 2014, he just needed one more thing: someone to operate the diffractometer. UM...

UM student Brandon Staggs

Grad Students Head to Vegas for Business Analytics Conference

UM students Brandon Staggs and David Brewer spent a week in Las Vegas, where they, err, did a lot of homework. True story. They didn't party or swim. Instead they were part of the first UM team to...

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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...

UM biology Professor Doug Emlen

Biology Professor Stars in New Film About Nature’s Wildest Weapons

The research and discoveries of UM biology Professor Doug Emlen are the focus of a new hourlong BBC documentary titled “Nature’s Wildest Weapons: Horns, Tusks and Antlers.” The program is slated...

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 communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura

Professor Breaks New Ground on Counseling Trauma Survivors

Recent work by UM communication studies Associate Professor Christina Yoshimura is drawing national attention for her approach to incorporating research in interpersonal communication with the...

UM student Jed Syrenne

Neuroscience Major Becomes UM’s 17th Goldwater Scholar

UM student Jed Syrenne recently won a Goldwater Scholarship, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Syrenne is UM’s...

UM Regents Professor Jakki Mohr

What Makes a Great Teacher?

The Montanan magazine sought out some of UM’s best and brightest to shed light on the topic. Jakki Mohr, Travis DeCuire and Harry Fritz, plus others, share their thoughts.

UM Assistant Professor Andrew Whiteley

Professor Earns CAREER Grant to Study Conservation Genomics

UM Assistant Professor Andrew Whiteley recently received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. The Faculty Early Career Development award, also known as a...

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...

MINERVA telescope in Arizona

MINERVA Continues to Give UM Students an Edge

Every clear night since spring 2015, UM students and professors have been looking to the sky for habitable planets outside of this solar system through a robotic telescope in Arizona.

UM staff archaeologists at New Jersey’s Warren Grove Gunnery Range in December 2015

Center for Integrated Research to Dig Deeper into Air Force Bases

The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment at UM recently expanded an ongoing partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and Army Corps of Engineers to do archaeological...

UM senior Drew Kinney works in a lab in the Skaggs Building

New Neuroscience Degree at UM ‘Wildly Popular’

Jed Syrenne wants to explore unanswered questions and large mysteries, so he was eager for UM to open the door to a neuroscience major. Last school year, UM launched the major, and for Syrenne,...

Police vehicles idle on the outskirts of the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline

How Will Native Tribes Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in Court?

More than an easement: UM Assistant Professor Monte Mills, a scholar of Native American law, lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.

Skaggs Building at UM

$1.25M Gift Endows Scholarship for Native American Pharmacy Students

The ALSAM Foundation to permanently its Skaggs Scholars Program scholarship at UM. With their $1.25 million gift, they are ensuring that UM can continue to attract and support Native American...

UM's Mansfield Library

Mansfield Library Now Offers Access to Academic Libraries Statewide

UM students and faculty can now access the library holdings of 16 colleges and universities across the state through a single online search, following the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library’s...

mountain landscape in fall

UM Ranks No. 5 in North America for Ecology Research Productivity

UM ranked No. 5 in North America for its scholarly productivity in the field of ecology, according to a recent study published in the journal Ecosphere. Ranking ahead of many well-respected...

Ylva Lekberg, assistant professor of soil community ecology at UM

Soil Fungi Help Tree Seedlings Survive, Influence Forest Diversity

A new paper published Jan. 13 in Science reveals that the relationship between soil fungi and tree seedlings is more complicated than previously known. The paper was co-written by Ylva Lekberg, an...

sea spider

It Takes Guts for a Sea Spider to Pump Blood

Evolutionary physiologist Art Woods of UM recently presented a newfound way of delivering oxygen in animal circulatory systems depends mostly on food sloshing back and forth in the guts. Woods...

The Oval at UM after a snow storm

Community Invited to Mid-Year State of the University Presentation

UM President Sheila Stearns will address the campus with a State of the University presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the University Center Ballroom. Stearns will take the opportunity to...

UM President Sheila Stearns

Sheila Stearns Finds ‘Star Power’ at UM

To lead UM that way, new UM President Sheila Stearns aims to celebrate and broadcast UM’s academic excellence; govern collaboratively, with clear communication and shared responsibility; and make...

UM students visit rice farms during the 2015 Winter Session in Vietnam

Students Spend Winter Session Studying Climate Change in Vietnam

Eight students and one professor from UM are in Vietnam through Tuesday, Jan. 19, to study climate change impacts and adaptation in the Mekong Delta for the seventh annual Winter Session in...

UM researchers are among scientists across the state searching for evidence of invasive mussels so they can be eradicated.

UM Researchers Join Hunt for Invasive Mussels in State's Waterways

For a group of UM researchers, the iced-over waters of Flathead Lake offer some hope that a devastating invasion can be staved off. "I don't think I've ever felt such a sense of urgency," says...

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