Jessica Ray and mentor Gini Porter

Visiting Student Explores Nanoparticles as Environmental Contaminants

Meet Jessica Ray, an animal science major from Michigan State University who is participating in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for Environmental Health...

Jack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand next to the station’s research vessel, the Jessie B.

Flathead Lake Biological Station Hires New Director

James “Jim” Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become the next director of the University of Montana’s century-old Flathead Lake Biological Station. UM President Royce...

Jessie B., the Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat

Refurbished Boat Returns to Flathead Lake Biological Station

The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s research boat, the Jessie B., returned to its dock recently after a six-month absence. The welded-aluminum hull on the station’s refurbished boat now houses...

A 2015 NASA image of a blue marble earth

UM Ranked in Top 2.4 Percent of Universities Worldwide

The Center for World University Rankings recently ranked UM No. 585 out of universities worldwide, placing the University in the top 2.4 percent of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of...

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New Podcast Highlights Montana-centric Topics

Just one week after launching a new podcast, and UM J-school assistant professor Jule Banville’s already tackled an eclectic array of subject matter, including a segment about the weird things...

Two Asian exchange participants play a game of stick ball at the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Center Arranges Exchange Between Asia, Flathead Reservation

UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center organized an environmental exchange that allowed 20 students and young professionals from Asia to visit Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation. In its sixth...

UM School of Journalism building

Assistant Journalism Professor Named NAJA President

A UM School of Journalism assistant professor has been elected as president of the Native American Journalists Association. Jason Begay, a Navajo from Gallup, New Mexico, and a UM alumnus, joined...

The Tiger by John Vaillant

‘The Tiger’ Named UM’s 2015 First-Year Reading Experience Book

UM has selected “The Tiger” by award-winning author John Vaillant as the 2015 First-Year Reading Experience book, a program provides incoming freshmen with a shared intellectual experience to...

Students and teachers from UM's LAB Preschool

Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education Earns Accolades

The new Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, offered by the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at UM, recently ranked 10th in SuperScholar’s “50 Best Online...

UM's Davidson Honors College

Outstanding Students Receive Presidential Leadership Scholarships

UM's Presidential Leadership Scholarships have been awarded to 26 exceptional incoming UM freshmen. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and contribution...

Chad Bishop, the new director of UM's Wildlife Biology Program

UM Hires New Director of Wildlife Biology Program

UM’s Wildlife Biology Program has named Chad Bishop as its new director. Bishop, who previously served as assistant director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, takes over on Aug. 1. He has a...

UM accounting Professor Teresa Beed

Accounting Professor Awarded State Association’s Highest Honor

A professor who has taught accounting in UM’s School of Business Administration for more than 35 years was recently awarded the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants’ highest honor. The...

Chris Migliaccio, Samantha Couture, Kevin Trout

Visiting Student Researcher Studies Cell Biology, Nanomaterials

Meet Samantha Couture, an environmental health major from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who is participating in UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the Center for...

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Journalism Grad Students Report from Crown of the Continent

The Crown Reporting Project at UM pairs students from the graduate program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism with seasoned editors as they pursue stories in the Crown of the...

Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

UM Ranks No. 3 on ‘Underrated Law Schools’ List

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana recently was listed as the third-most “underrated” law school in the country, based on its students’ employment outcomes, their...

UM students and instructors in the Cycle the Rockies course

Students Tackle Energy Issues During Cycle the Rockies Course

Four UM students and two instructors are closing in on the final day of their 700-mile, 28-day bicycle trip around Montana while studying ecological, social and economic issues associated with...

UM Associate Research Professor Carl Seielstad

To Build a Fire: Professor Devotes Career to Changing Fire Policy

The science of wildfires often pits academics against forestry professionals. Carl Seielstad, an associate research professor at the University of Montana, has built a career bridging the divide...

Dan McCarthy, a medical resident in Missoula, shows high schoolers the insides of a pig's heart

High Schoolers Learn about Health Careers at Summer Camp

While some Missoulians were still eating their breakfast on Monday, two dozen Montana high-school students taking part in a health career summer camp were wrist-deep dissecting the heart of a pig....

Laura Fisch with SURP mentors Andrij Holian, left, and Don Anderson

Undergraduates Converge for Summer Research Program at UM

Biochemistry major Laura Fisch is excited to spend the summer exploring her interest in environmental toxicology through UM’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Center for Environmental...

UM's 2015 graduates make their way toward Commencement

UM Reports 2,459 Graduates, 2,261 Students on Dean’s List

UM has 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2015. The total includes 229 certificates, 278 associate degrees, four education specialists, 1,295 bachelor’s degrees, 358...

Assistant Professor Rosalyn LaPier

Assistant Professor Named Smithsonian Research Associate

Rosalyn LaPier, assistant professor of environmental studies at UM, recently was appointed a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington,...

Track star Lindsey Hall  runs on a high-speed force treadmill inside UM’s Biomechanics Lab.

Department Works to Make People Healthier, Happier

From HIV prevention to a runner’s gait to elementary school physical education, UM’s Health and Human Performance Department makes a significant impact on the well-being of the people of Montana...

Artist Jonathan Marquis at work up high in Glacier National Park

Art Graduate Student Chases Montana’s Melting Glaciers

Jonathan Marquis, a fine arts graduate student at UM, is working on a project to draw all 60 or so of Montana’s remaining glaciers, including those in Glacier Park. Marquis photographs and draws...

Raenelle Hinrichs watches as her daughter, scholarship recipient Madison Hinrichs, hugs her grandmother, Helen Ruff, after the announcement.

UM Student Lands $30K Scholarship From Businesses

A UM student who, over the years, has worked to support herself and her family financially and emotionally was awarded a scholarship June 2 that will help her become the first college graduate in...

The Davidson Honors College building

New Dean Hired for UM’s Davidson Honors College

Brock Tessman will become the next dean of UM’s Davidson Honors College. Tessman, a political scientist who most recently served the University of Georgia as associate director of the Center for...

UM student Adam McCaw poses at UM's Fallen Soldier Memorial.

UM Offers Top-Level Intensive Language Program

Right here at UM, one of the best intensive language programs in the United States teaches the military the languages of war – and of peace. The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program was...

UM education college Dean Roberta Evans

UM Education Dean Wins Administrator of the Year Award

The Montana Association of Students recently awarded Roberta Evans, dean of the UM Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, the 2014-15 Administrator of the Year award. Each...

Fred Allendorf in a UM lab

Regents Professor Emeritus Receives Molecular Ecology Prize

The journal Molecular Ecology has chosen UM Regents Professor Emeritus Fred Allendorf as the recipient of its 2015 Molecular Ecology Prize. Allendorf is one of a handful of people who founded the...
Young students studying in a reservation classroom

Students Release Latest Edition of Native News Honors Project

UM School of Journalism Students recently released the 24th annual edition of the Native News Honors Project. This issue is titled “Intertwined: Stories of Detachment and Connection from Montana’s...
UM student records the sound of a bee colony using an app he helped develop

Students Create App to Test Bee Colony Health

A team of UM students has built a mobile-phone app that allows beekeepers to record the sound of their colony to determine whether it’s healthy or not. The Android app was developed by computer...

A UM student works in a lab

Legislature Creates $1,000 Scholarships for STEM Majors

The state of Montana is offering new $1,000 scholarships to in-state high school graduates who major in science, technology, engineering, math or health care at a Montana college. Graduating...

a young student colors a picture of Monte providing athletic training to a patient

Athletic Training Students Win Public Relations Contest

Custom-designed coloring books featuring University of Montana’s mascot, Monte, as an athletic trainer were part of the project that recently earned UM athletic training students the top spot in a...

Blake Morant, president of the Association of American Law Schools, speaks at UM's law school hooding ceremony

'Leading Light' of Law Offers UM Graduates Advice

“I know all of you will do well, you're graduating from an excellent law school,” Blake Morant said Saturday as 82 students received their degrees during the graduation ceremony of UM’s School of...

Alexander and Andy Blewett

$10 Million Gift from Blewett Family to Transform UM School of Law

Following Board of Regents approval that was granted May 22, the University of Montana School of Law will officially become the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana as...

UM students of the WWAMI class of 2016

Pre-Med Program Sees Increase in Medical School Acceptance

With 18 students accepted into medical schools this year, the Pre-Medical Sciences Program at UM reached an acceptance rate of 64 percent – 20 points higher than the national average of 44...

A robotic pygmy owl built by UM Professor Erick Greene

Researcher: When Birds Squawk, Other Species Seem to Listen

“In the backyard of a woodsy home, small birds flitted to and from the yard’s feeder. They were oblivious to a curious stand nearby, topped by a curtain that was painted to resemble bark. Erick...

Chad Miller won the top prize at UM's John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge

Business School Announces Winners of Startup Challenge

UM’s School of Business Administration, along with the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, have announced the winners of the 26th annual John...

UM graduate Ryan Bell

Recent UM Graduates Earn Fulbright Scholarships

UM graduates Ryan Bell, Brinna Boettger and Dylan Gomes recently received Fulbright Scholarship award notifications for the coming year. Bell was awarded a coveted Fulbright-National Geographic...

The Grizzly Bear Statue at UM

Three Educators Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

UM’s College of Humanities and Sciences recently honored three of its faculty members with awards for teaching excellence. Stephen Yoshimura, associate professor in the Department of Communication...

Missoula College graduate Erin Ojala

Missoula College Grad Rewarded for Efforts

Erin Ojala has had a varied career, but no one ever expected her to go to college. She was a truant in high school, neither of her parents went to college, and Ojala had no role model leading her...

UM grad Jason Hanlon

After Losing His Way, Wildlife Biology Grad Finds His Calling

When Jason Hanlon looks at the wolf skeleton, he sees a little bit of himself. Hanlon, 38, graduates this week from UM with a science degree from the College of Forestry and Conservation. Like the...

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Accreditation Review Lauds UM Business, Accounting Programs

The School of Business Administration at UM has maintained both its business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. UM’s...

Commencement at UM

Commencement Ceremonies at UM Saturday, May 16

UM’s 118th Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Max Baucus, Montana’s longest-serving U.S. senator and now ambassador to the People’s...

UM Professor Ron Wakimoto

Ron Wakimoto Rearranged How We Think About Fire

Some fire scientists burn down hillsides. Some burn up whole fire policies. Ron Wakimoto has done both, developing research that helps save the lives of firefighters and helps return fire to the...

rendering of upgraded classroom in the LA Building

Gift Supports Renovation in UM’s Liberal Arts Building

Thanks to gifts from UM alum, businessman and philanthropist Dennis Eck from Wolf Point and his wife, Gretchen, from Butte, the University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences will soon...

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