Becca Boslough (Photo by Rylan Boggs)

Alumna Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in UK

Rebecca Boslough, a 2014 UM graduate in resource conservation, has won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The award offers graduate study opportunities at British universities to about 30 young...

Google Doodle of author James Welch

Google Features Late Native American Author, UM Alumnus James Welch

The Nov. 18 Google Doodle marks the birthday of James Welch, who would have been 76 today. The renowned Blackfeet author graduated from UM in 1965 and later taught here for many years. His most...

UM mascot Monte performs at a football game

Former Monte Hired as Mascot for NBA's Houston Rockets

After 5 1/2 years as Montana's most beloved mascot, Monte has turned pro. The former University of Montana student who portrayed the Grizzlies' mascot is now in Houston performing as Clutch the...

Selvig coaches his squad – which ended up being his last group – this past winter.

That’s All, Folks: A Look Back at Coach Selvig’s 38 Years Leading the Lady Griz

Robin Selvig saw a wide range of young women come through his program. All of them – or at least 99 percent of them – traced very similar paths, playing at UM for one demanding, demonstrative...

Jennifer Adams cuts the ribbon to officially open the Moss Adams Student Lounge

Moss Adams Student Lounge Opens to Business Students

The School of Business Administration at UM celebrated the grand opening of the Moss Adams Student Lounge in the Gallagher Business Building on Oct. 6. The much-needed lounge renovation was funded...

Visiting Associate Professor Barbara Weinlich uses new technology in the Liberal Arts Building to teach

Liberal Arts Building Updated for 21st-Century Learning

The University of Montana’s College of Humanities and Sciences celebrated the grand opening of six newly remodeled classrooms in the Liberal Arts Building on Sept. 30 and announced the next stage...

UM’s 1929 Yell King, center, and his Yell Dukes and Duchess

UM Has Traditions Unlike Any Others

Traditions abound at UM. It’s really not officially fall on campus until Homecoming, which is a weeklong celebration full of traditions such as the parade, the Hello Walk, and the Friday night pep...

Under the Big Sky: Homecoming 2016

Reconnect ‘Under the Big Sky’ at UM Homecoming This Week

The University of Montana Alumni Association invites alumni and the Missoula community to gather “Under the Big Sky” during Homecoming 2016, Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

the city of Missoula

Retaining College Grads Key to Missoula’s Economic Growth

As thousands of students begin a new school year at UM, we not only say “welcome,” but “plan on sticking around for a good, long while.” Whether freshman or senior, born and bred here or a...

rendering of the ALI Auditorium

Gift Brings New 500-Seat Auditorium to UM

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Alice Lee Lund Charitable Trust, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences will expand its facilities to include a public,...
Kelly McBroom shows off a repurposed ski pole turned plunger

Alumna Turns Capstone Marketing Project into Plunger Business

A voracious fan of Rocky Mountain big dumps, alpine skier and UM alumna Kelly McBroom has dropped into more bowls than anyone in the Bow Valley. Now, she's turning her excitement over double...

UM Graduate Derek Duncan at the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters

UM Alumnus Helps Market Team USA for the Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games are underway and millions of people around the world are watching with bated breath. Derek Duncan, a 2009 UM marketing graduate, is among those excitedly following the...

2015 fundraising

Another Record Year for UM Foundation: Three-Year Fundraising Tops $150M

For the third year in a row, giving to the University of Montana has topped $50 million. At the close of fiscal year 2016, private support totaled $53.67 million, just edging out the previous...
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Schweyen Named New Lady Griz Coach

In an announcement that lacks any of the surprise of Robin Selvig's retirement two weeks ago, the best player in Big Sky Conference women's basketball history has been chosen to take over the...

Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig

Former Lady Griz Player Asks: How Do You Thank a Legend?

“I would run through a wall for that man. We all would.” Former Lady Griz player Katie Baker pays tribute to coach Robin Selvig, who recently announced his retirement.

The Grizzly Battalion ROTC cannon sits in front of Schreiber Gymnasium.

Behind the Boom: The History of UM’s Legendary Cannon Tradition

The ROTC cannon first appeared at Griz games in the late 1980s, just after Washington-Grizzly opened, and has celebrated nearly every Grizzly score since.

UM alumna Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone’s Blackfeet Identity and UM Roots Keep Her Grounded

When “Certain Women” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January, Lily Gladstone’s performance was singled out for praise by Rolling Stone and Variety. Now the UM alumnus awaits her next...

Tins full of Cold War-era survival biscuits and hard candy sit on a table in Aber Hall

Boxes of Fallout Shelter Supplies in Aber Hall on Their Way Out

Up an elevator, through a locked door and up another two flights of stairs to the roof of 11-story Aber Hall at UM, there’s a small, concrete-walled storage room. Packed inside are survival...

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UM Hires Director of Communications for the Office of the President

UM has hired a new director of communications for the Office of the President. Paula Short, chief of the Forestry Assistance Bureau at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, will...

UM campus

Six UM Students Earn Fulbright Funding to Study Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has offered grants to six University of Montana graduate students to study abroad during the coming year. Chase Ellinger, Jordan Krause, Max Kaisler, Selena...

UM students at Commencement

2,459 Students Earn Degrees from UM in Spring Semester 2016

UM had 2,459 students who were degree candidates for spring semester 2016. To view a list of Montana students or out-of-state students who are degree candidates, visit...

UM's new Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building

UM Opens New Facility for Executive Education

UM celebrated the opening of its newest campus facility, the Harold and Priscilla Gilkey Building, on May 12. Generously funded through private donations, the 31,411-square-foot building is home...

UM graduate Zack Aschim

Brush with Death Gives Theater Graduate a New Appreciation for Life

Two years ago, UM student Zack Aschim collapsed in the shower and was considered medically dead after not breathing on his own for 40 minutes. This week, he graduates from UM.

UM alumnus J.K. Simmons conducts the UM band during Homecoming

Student to Star: UM Alumnus J.K. Simmons Reflects on Family, Fame, Missoula

Since graduating with a music degree from UM in 1978, J.K. Simmons has become one of the most recognizable and famous locals around. He frequently returns to the Garden City and is slated to...

UM graduate Jolene Glueckert

Wildlife Biologist with Rare Disease Hopes to Inspire Children

This Saturday, Jolene Glueckert will graduate with a degree in wildlife biology. Even just last year, Glueckert was far away from reaching this milestone with the College of Forestry and...

UM students in mortar boards at their Commencement ceremony

UM Commencement Set for May 14

UM will graduate more than 3,000 students this spring, and most of those will participate in the 119th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Academy...

glass windows of the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Receives $1 Million Toward Endowed Professorship

UM announced it has received a $1 million donation toward an endowed professorship in finance. The donation comes from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on behalf of the late Carol Jean Byrnes.

UM alumnus William Finnegan surfing at Cloudbreak, Fiji, in 2005

Recent Pulitzer Winner Shares About His Experience at UM

This past Monday, UM almunus William Finnegan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his memoir, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life." The 63-year-old New Yorker staff writer said in an email his time in...

Reporter Dorothy Rochon Powers at work

UM Alumna and Legendary Journalist Makes Seven-Figure Estate Gift

Legendary newspaperwoman and UM alumna Dorothy Rochon Powers broke glass ceilings throughout the course of her storied career. Even after her passing in 2014, Powers inspires others to make a...

Mars

The Last Best Space: UM Grads Unlock the Mysteries of Space

Montana isn’t exactly the epicenter of the space industry, but four UM alumni have made careers shedding more light on the vast darkness of space and discovering where we fit in the grand mystery...

Um alumnus and artist George Gogas

Annual Celebration of Alumni Artists to Honor George Gogas

George Gogas has been selected as the 2016 honoree for “Odyssey of the Stars” at UM. To accompany Saturday's ceremony, there's also a 40-year survey of Gogas' art at the Montana Museum of Art and...

UM students visit with employers at job fair

Explore Career and Employment Options for Majors at UM

UM’s Career Services, with the assistance of various academic departments, has developed a series titled “What Can I Do With A Major In...” which addresses career options for many UM majors. Each...

Zack Camel Jr. practices on the basketball court

Montana Walk-On Follows in His Uncle’s Footsteps to Play for Griz

Like many kids on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Zack Camel Jr. grew up idolizing Griz basketball player JR Camel. And when Zack Jr. walked on to the Montana basketball team this season, he...

UM Alumna Carla Dove in her Smithsonian lab

Alumna Soars as Top Expert on Identifying Birds that Collide with Planes

UM alumna Carla Dove is the country’s leading expert in microscopic feather identification, studying bird collisions with airplanes for the sake of making travel safer.

Dr. Jack Burgess, who played basketball at UM in the early 1940s, went on to play in The Secret Game in Durham, N.C., in 1944.

Alumnus Jack Burgess '43 Played Historic Role in The Secret Game

In 1944, former UM basketball player Dr. Jack Burgess was a catalyst for The Secret Game, which was, almost without question, the first time an organized game pitted an all-white team against one...

Mark Burnham ’84, left, and Eric Sprunk ’86 pose for a photo with their families

Alumni Philanthropy Supports Future Dean of UM Business School

UM now has its first endowed dean’s position, thanks to the generosity of Mark Burnham ’84 and Eric Sprunk ’86 who together with their families have each made a $1 million contribution to create...

Nicole Taranto with her food cart, Bao Chow

Culinary Arts Alumni Working Toward Restaurant Dream

When Nicole Taranto moved to Missoula from her hometown of Bozeman, opening Montana's only Chinese-style bao restaurant was not a part of the plan. But today that’s where Taranto and business...

A Kazakh man rides through his horse

Creative Writing Alumnus Continues Reporting Project in Kazakhstan

Out of respect for horses, Americans don’t eat them. Out of respect for their horses, Kazakhs do. UM alumnus and Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow Ryan Bell reports from Kazakhstan.

Riley Auge, who earned her doctorate in anthropology from UM

Anthropology Alumna Wins National Award for Dissertation

UM Department of Anthropology Collections Curator C. Riley Auge recently earned an award for her 2013 dissertation. Auge, who earned her doctorate in anthropology from UM, will receive the 2016...

cowboy in Kazakhstan herds cattle

Alumnus Travels Kazakhstan to Chronicle Rising Cattle Industry

UM alumnus Ryan Bell earned his master's in nonfiction creative writing in 2014 and then went on to earn the coveted Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Now he’s...

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