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Options for Applying to UM Are Now Twice as Nice

There are now two ways to apply to the University of Montana! Complete our standard application or apply using the Common App.

 

From left: UM student Sara Shooshtari, Vice President for Operations and Finance Paul Lasiter, President Seth Bodnar, student Amy Braig and Budget Director Stacey Eve

UM Completes Successful Bond Sale

The University of Montana issued $146.8 million of taxable and tax-exempt bonds on Sept. 5, which will allow the state’s Missoula-based flagship university to usher in a new era of growth and...

UM President Seth Bodnar speaks during the State of the University address

President Highlights Progress During State of University Address

UM President Seth Bodnar said campus has worked diligently during the past year to move UM from a position of uncertainty to stability as it prepares for future growth.
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Incoming Presidential Leadership Scholars Ready to Succeed

Thirty-two top-tier students will attend the University of Montana this fall as Presidential Leadership Scholars. Recipients are chosen based on leadership, service and academic merit.
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UM Researchers Land NIH Contract to Develop Opioid Addiction Vaccine

UM has received a $3.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative vaccine targeting opioid addiction. Dr. Jay Evans, director of UM’s Center for Translational...

Professor Rich Bridges works with two students

Grant Allows UM to Expand Neuroscience Education Across Multiple Colleges

UM's mission to shape agile learners will take a step forward thanks to a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The grant will help UM faculty members in neuroscience, literature,...

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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.

Dr. Anna Prentiss, UM Regents Professor

UM Archaeologist Named Regents Professor

Dr. Anna Prentiss, a UM anthropology professor and archaeologist, has been named the University’s 12th Regents Professor. Her fieldwork has taken her and the scores of UM students she has mentored...

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Chemistry Professor, Students Take Flight to Study Wildfire Emissions

Assistant Professor Lu Hu and four UM graduate students were part of the research team that spent more than 100 hours slicing through smoke above fires burning in the West this past summer,...

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...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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