UM Professor Robin Saha

Professor: Toxic Waste Sites Often Located in Poor, Minority Neighborhoods

The Flint water crisis is just one of many. Two recent studies, including one by UM Professor Robin Saha, strongly suggest that low-income communities of color have been the biggest victims of...

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor

Political Science Professor to Serve as Fulbright Specialist in Denmark

Sara Rinfret, UM political science assistant professor, recently was named a 2016 Fulbright Specialist for public administration Rinfret will serve as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of...

Researcher in tropical forest

UM Collaboration to Investigate Tropical Forest Growth, Nutrient Acquisition

When UM biogeochemistry Professor Cory Cleveland begins a new project in Panama this summer, he will push the boundaries of soil science and how scientists collaborate with journalists to document...

UM senior Tony Sergi stands with the four telescopes that make up MINERVA

UM Lab Uses Remote Telescopes to Discover New Planets

Nearly 1,300 miles separate Associate Professor Nate McCrady's UM office at the base of Mount Sentinel from the telescope's home on top of Mount Hopkins, Ariz., but the distance makes no...

UM Professor Cara Nelson

Professor Awarded Fulbright for Forest Restoration Research in Chile

Cara Nelson, a restoration ecology professor at the University of Montana, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on forest restoration in Chile during spring semester 2016....

UM history Professor Anya Jabour poses with actress Hannah James

Professor’s Work as Historical Consultant Comes to Fruition at PBS Drama Premieres

UM Professor Anya Jabour spent five weeks in Virginia this past spring working as a historical consultant for the new PBS Civil War drama “Mercy Street,” which premieres Sunday, Jan. 17

incoming graduate student Leanne Falcon

UM Graduate Student Earns Native Science Fellowship

Incoming UM graduate student Leanne Falcon recently was awarded a $5,000 Native Science Fellowship, which she will use for her research project during spring semester 2016. Falcon, a member of the...

UM Entomologist Diana Six working at research site in the forest

Entomologist’s Research May Help Halt Bark Beetle Plague

Few people know as much about the beetle infestations plaguing Western forests as UM Entomologist Diana Six, who is working with colleagues to understand why the genetics of some individual trees...

Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student at UM

Pharmacy Student Earns Funding for Immune System Research

A hardworking UM undergraduate student will spend the next two and half years studying the hardest-working cell in the human immune system. Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student from Malta,...

UM students working on the ice sheet in Greenland

Geosciences Students, Researcher Travel to Greenland to Study Glaciers

UM Geosciences Professor Joel Harper takes his students on an unconventional field trip several times a year. He and around eight researchers fly to Greenland, where they camp out for five to six...

Professor Doug Emlen holds a saber-toothed tiger skull

Professor Emlen on Beetle Horns and Book Writing

By day, UM Professor Douglas Emlen studies insect weaponry, but at night, military history is his preferred reading. Eight years ago, these interests merged unexpectedly. “I wanted to do something...

UM physics and astronomy Professor Dan Reisenfeld

UM Professor Inspires Students, Makes Discoveries About Space

Dan Reisenfeld uses lighter fluid in the classroom and mulls his discoveries about space in Room 121 of the Clapp Building. The UM professor of physics and astronomy has also killed Spider-Man...

UM Professor Emeritus Don Kiely

A Rivertop Runs Through It: Building a Bio-Business in Montana

Bio-Based World News Editor Luke Upton recently paid a visit to Missoula to learn more about Rivertop Renewables, a company born of UM research.

UM researcher Dan Reisenfield

UM Researcher, NASA Team Make Saturn Discovery

UM astrophysics Professor Daniel Reisenfeld has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn’s environment. His findings recently were published in the journal Nature Physics. Reisenfeld is a...

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Crittenden Named First Team Academic All-American

Montana Grizzly football captain and senior defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2015 Academic All-America Division I football first team. It's the third major academic accolade...

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...

UM researchers Sarj Patel and Tom Rau

Concussion Research at UM Breaking New Ground

Potentially groundbreaking research is taking place in Montana to improve diagnosis and treatment of concussions. Two UM scientists are attempting to find critical information in human blood....

giant sea spider on ocean floor

Researchers Probe Secrets of the Gigantic Sea Spiders

The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. The big...

UM campus

President Holds Campus Forum on UM Budget

President Royce Engstrom held a campus forum on Nov. 17 to discuss the University's budget picture. Engstrom spoke with the campus community about the need to realign UM's base budget with current...

Daly Elementary students learn how the 3D printers at Bitterroot College's Fab Lab work

Bitterroot College’s Fab Lab Offers New Learning Opportunities

Not every fifth-grade class creates something that will change a person’s life. Then again, not every fifth-grade class gets to work with the latest in technology, including 3D printers and...

UM researcher team in Anarctica

Researchers Study Cold-Blooded Animals in Antarctica

UM faculty members Bret Tobalske and Art Woods and Division of Biological Sciences graduate student Steven Lane have spent the past several weeks in Antarctica studying animals that live in the...

Crown of Continent Yellowstone Magazine

Online Magazine Examines Crown of Continent, Yellowstone

UM has released the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of its UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone E-Magazine. In this issue readers will find articles, essays, special features and a large...

Dr. Sarj Patel and Dr. Tom Rau, UM scientists

Documentary Explores UM Scientists’ Concussion Research

After following a pair of UM researchers for more than a year, MontanaPBS is set to share their work examining concussions with a documentary that will air in November. “Concussion: Answers in the...

In this artist's conception, a Ceres-like asteroid is slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star.

UM Telescope Helps Find Planet Being Destroyed

UM owns one of four Minerva telescopes placed atop a mountain in Arizona, and those instruments recently helped discover a rocky object being torn apart as it spirals down toward a distant white...

Keith Anderson, a UM associate professor of social work, poses with a photo of a vintage car

Researcher: Automobile Memories Bring Happiness

In a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, a UM researcher and his colleague at Ohio State University showed that using automobiles as a focus of...

grizzly in Yellowstone National Park

How a Potent Pepper Spray Became the Best Bear Repellent

Across the northern Rocky Mountains, big game hunting season has begun. From now until the end of autumn, no other season is more hazardous for people and grizzly bears to be in the woods...

Grace Cady participates in a UM outreach tour at Flathead HIgh School

UM Outreach Tour Brings Science to Kalispell Classrooms

Students in science teacher Ben Young’s class listened to the call of the wild Thursday as University of Montana doctoral student Alexia Billings gave a presentation on animal sound...

Retired UM Professor Don Kiely in the lab at Rivertop Renewables

Missoula Chemical Company Takes Big Step Forward

In the 1980s, UM scientist Donald Kiely discovered an economical and efficient way to produce glucaric acid, which can serve as a replacement for phosphates. It could eventually make Missoula the...

Montana Hodges unpacks coral reef fossils after a recent trip to Alaska

Student Goes From Hunting Stories to Hunting Fossils

Montana Hodges just brought a suitcase full of fossils back from Alaska and wears Tyrannosaurus Rex shaped earrings. This month she is the lead author of a paper in a geology journal about...

UM Professor Doug Emlen

Professor’s ‘Animal Weapons’ Book Earns Major National Award

A book written by Douglas Emlen, an acclaimed UM evolutionary biologist, has been awarded the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. Emlen officially will receive the award for his book “Animal...

plant specimens donated to UM by the Craighead family

UM Herbarium Grows with Gift from Craighead Family

Three giant steam trunks of wildflower specimens sat in the basement of the Craighead household for 50-some years. The specimens, numbering nearly 900, mostly were collected from locales...

UM history Professor Anya Jabour poses with actress Hannah James

History Professor Serves as Etiquette Consultant for PBS Drama

Anya Jabour has a pretty strict etiquette list for what a person should and should not do. For instance, she notes, you should speak clearly and without hesitation. You should not fuss or fidget....

A UM field team measure rocks at New York Canyon, Nevada

UM Student, Professor Discover Earliest Jurassic Corals

Five times in Earth’s history mass extinction events have wiped out up to 90 percent of global life. UM doctoral student Montana Hodges and geosciences Professor George Stanley recently found the...

UM Professor David Shepherd

Professor Appointed to National Institutes of Health Study Section

The National Institutes of Health recently selected a UM professor to be a member of its Center for Scientific Review. David Shepherd, a faculty member in UM’s College of Health Professions and...
UM Professor Richard Drake

Teaching, Publishing and Coordinating with Richard Drake

Richard Drake sits in his naturally lit office on the third floor of University Hall with three walls covered in books and papers scattered across both of his desks. Drake taught at schools like...

Monica Serban

New UM Faculty Member Pleased to Call Missoula Home

Monica Serban is a new Montanan, having moved to Missoula with her family this summer. Serban, a new faculty member at the University of Montana, was most recently in Boston. She had an...

female researcher works with microscope at UM

Research Resurgence: UM Logs Spending Jump

Frank Rosenzweig's laboratory at UM is working with NASA to understand key moments in the evolution of life. Researchers with the Neural Injury Center are developing new tools to gauge the...

UM researcher Chuck Thomson, left, and his research partners

Researcher Earns $3.8M Grant to Investigate Chemical Exposure

A new, five-year $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has been awarded to a research team led by UM Professor Chuck Thompson. The grant will be used...

Map showing ecosystem disturbance across the Western U.S. from 2000 to 2012

Scientist Earns Grant to Study Carbon Across North America

UM researcher Ashley Ballantyne recently was awarded a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ecosystem carbon production and consumption across North America....

Research taking place in lab at UM

UM Receives Record-Breaking $83 Million in Research Awards

The research enterprise at UM received nearly $83 million in research awards during fiscal year 2015 – an all-time record for the institution. The total of $82,964,694 surpassed the previous...

Hermit Thrush commonly raise four or more young

Researcher Discovers Why Tropical Songbirds Have Fewer Chicks

Tropical songbirds produce fewer, high-quality nestlings per breeding effort than do songbirds that breed in temperate zones, according to a study by UM Professor Tom Martin published Aug. 27 in...

Dan Pendergraph and Sage Stowell backpacking in the Beartooths

Duo Spends Summer Guiding Volunteers into Beartooths

While large swaths of the West have suffered through extreme drought and wildfires this summer, Dan Pendergraph and Sage Stowell have endured numerous hail, rain, lightning and wind storms and the...

UM President Royce Engstrom

President to Deliver State of the University Address Aug. 28

UM President Royce C. Engstrom will outline institutional accomplishments, issues and priorities ahead of the upcoming academic year during his annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m....

UM students cross the plaza in front of UM's Gallagher Business Building

UM Training Marketers to Think More Like Data Scientists

For the first time in history, marketers have comprehensive, real-time insight into the buyer journey. And yet, marketers are underprepared, and underperforming. Marketers that began their careers...

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