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A Memorial Day ceremony at the Fallen Soldier Memorial on the UM campus will honor Montana’s service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, and is free and open to the public. Read more at http://bit.ly/1Re692o.

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Christopher Shook, the new dean of UM's School of Business Administration

UM Names New Dean of School of Business Administration

The University of Montana has named Christopher Shook the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Shook will succeed SoBA Dean Larry Gianchetta, who will retire in June after 41 years...
UM's student-athlete academic center

New Student-Athlete Academic Center Already Providing Returns

The initial returns on Montana's investment in its year-old student-athlete academic center, which had nearly 14,000 visits during the school year, is already paying out record numbers.

Katie Barnes. Photo by Dennis Webber Photography.

MC Culinary Arts Student Cooks Up Gold in National Competition

A culinary arts student at Missoula College at UM recently created the top pastry dessert at the American Culinary Federation and Washington State Chefs Association Culinary Competition in...

Fulbright Fellow Surbhi Jain

Fulbright Fellow to Instruct Intermediate Hindi at UM

UM will offer intermediate Hindi for the first time with the arrival of a new Fulbright Fellow and teacher’s assistant from India. Surbhi Jain will teach elementary and intermediate Hindi in...

UM students participate in distance learning

UM Lands $1.2M Grant to Train Speech-Language Pathologists in Rural Montana

UM’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide training to professionals seeking to become competent, certified speech-language...

Recent UM grad Sarah Solie handles a frog during field work

From Server to Scientist: Unique Bond Leads Student to Career in Biology

Sarah Solie's story is like something out of a movie. A chance encounter with a UM professor coupled with her blossoming love of science led to what she calls one of the most important friendships...

UM campus

UM’s School Psychology Ph.D. Program Earns First Accreditation

The school psychology doctoral program at the University of Montana has successfully obtained accreditation from the American Psychological Association. This is the program’s initial...

Football fans fill Washington-Grizzly Stadium for a night game

Griz Top FCS in Attendance for Second Straight Season

For the second-straight season and the fifth time in the last decade, the Montana Grizzlies football team has packed in more fans than any other program in FCS football, and in 2015 drew more fans...

A tundra fire burns in the Noatak National Preserve in Alaska in 2012

UM Study: Wildfires to Increase in Alaska with Future Climate Change

New research by UM affiliate scientist Adam Young and UM fire ecology Associate Professor Philip Higuera projects an increased probability of fires occurring in Alaskan boreal forest and tundra...

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...

Natalie Stockmann, left, and Julie Ammons

Students Win Critical Language Scholarships for Travel to Russia, Morocco

Two UM students have won highly competitive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for all-expenses-paid trips to Russia and Morocco this summer. Julie Ammons will participate in...

Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical therapy program

UM Physical Therapy Student Wins National Scholarship

A UM student recently was named the recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's 2016 Minority Scholarship Award. Alyssa Schock, a third-year student in UM's doctorate of physical...

students learn in UM's planetarium

Computer Science Students Create Astronomy Teaching Tool

Six UM computer science seniors have reached for the stars by launching an interactive website to help teach physics and astronomy. The website allows faculty to load a solar system to the page...

University of Montana student Zachary Falen won first place in the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge.

Students Pitch Ideas, Take Home Prize Money at UM's Business 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 27th annual John...

wildfire burns in forest

UM Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million to Study Wildfire

Researchers in UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation recently earned more than $1 million in funding from the Joint Fire Science Program through five separate awards involving faculty from all...

Missoula College graduate Issac La'a

Missoula College Graduate Advocates for Veterans

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Issac La’a is working to make the lives of veterans better at Missoula College and UM. This week, he’ll graduate with an associate degree from Missoula College, and head...

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...

students exit the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM Accounting Students Have Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate in State

The numbers have been crunched and the results are in for the annual report of Certified Public Accountant exam pass rates. Accounting students in UM's School of Business Administration who took...

UM student Mariah McIntosh

Student Wins Honorable Mention in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

UM student Mariah McIntosh recently earned an honorable mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering....

UM researcher Robert Smit

Researcher Lands CAREER Grant to Improve Mass Spectrometry

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to identify the chemical makeup of a given sample, and UM researcher Robert Smith just earned funding that may improve the process. Smith, a UM computer...

ariah McIntosh (left) and Clare Vergobbi, UM students and Udall Scholarship receipents

Students Win Udall Scholarship Competitions

Two UM students recently were honored with Udall Scholarships. Mariah McIntosh and Clare Vergobbi both won full scholarships, marking the 39th and 40th times a UM student earned this prestigious...

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.

students in class at UM

Current Students: Register for Fall Semester Before Leaving for Summer Break

Registration for fall semester at UM is underway. Current students should with their academic adviser and register before leaving for summer break. Find your adviser at http://bit.ly/1NkcC12

Brad Allen, director of UM's School of Art, works in UM's Fab-Lab

UM Fab Lab Puts Scientific, Manufacturing Equipment in Artists' Hands

UM’s Fab-Lab is a fabrication laboratory on campus that puts equipment and machinery more traditionally used by manufacturers and scientists into the hands of artists. At UM, the seed for the lab...

UM student John Parcell participates in the Western Collegiate Stihl Timbersports Qualifier

Forestry Major the Best in the West for College Timbersports

In the track and field meets axes and chainsaws world of college timbersports, John Parcell can now be called the best in the West. The 20-year-old forestry major from Condon represented the...

Thomas Crady

UM Hires New VP for Enrollment, Student Affairs

UM has hired a new vice president for enrollment and student affairs. Thomas Crady, vice president for enrollment management at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, will start his...

Professor Blakely Brown talks with Glen Skipper, Te Moeone project coordinator, about seed banking efforts in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Professor on Exchange in New Zealand to Explore Native Health Collaborations

Blakely Brown, professor of community health and prevention sciences in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UM, is in the midst of a four-month international faculty exchange in New...

Beverly Edmond, UM's new interim provost

UM Hires Interim Provost

The University of Montana has appointed Beverly C. Edmond to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2016-17 academic year. She will succeed Provost Perry Brown, who will...

UM English faculty member Amy Ratto Parks

English Faculty Member Wins National Poetry Contest

A UM faculty member’s poem rose to the top of more than 50 submissions from across the country in the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences Poetry Contest.

UM music student Emily Silks

Sound Inspires Music Student Born with Severe Hearing Impairment

Emily Silks was born 95 percent hearing impaired. Now, she's a percussion performance major at UM, a musician in the community, and she's an organist, composer, singer, artist, and ukulele player.

UM Researcher Doug Emlen on a mountaintop

UM Researcher Doug Emlen Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doug Emlen, a UM biology professor, researcher and evolutionary biologist, recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Emlen is one of 213 new members who constitute the...

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...

UM Associate Professor Rebecca Bendick

Researcher Creates Natural Resource Disaster Website for Missoula

If you've ever wondered what risks western Montanans face when it comes to natural disasters, there is now a website for that. "Hazard Ready" was developed at the University of Montana and...

a dancer performs at UM's 46th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration

Generations Gather at UM for Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow

Eye-popping colors swirled and drums reverberated throughout Dahlberg Arena as thousands came to the 48th annual Kyiyo Pow Wow at the University of Montana on Friday and Saturday.

UM adjunct instructor Iva Cross teaches

Native American Sign Language Studies Flourish at UM

Kelli Hobi is studying Native American sign language at the University of Montana, and not just to communicate. "Learning about culture is the main thing," Hobi said.

UM student Abretia Crandell stands with Teresa Branch, UM vice president for student affairs

UM Names Student Employee of the Year

An exercise science major who works for Campus Recreation is UM’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. Abretia Crandell, a UM senior from Kalispell who works at UM’s Fitness and Recreation Center as...

students walk outside the Gallagher Business Building at UM

UM’s New Master’s in Data Analytics Takes Off

Data is all around us we need someone to read it. That is where University of Montana’s new masters of business analytics comes into play.