University of Montana News
UM Grad Student Builds New Type of Molecule
Jul 26, 2016
A chemistry doctoral student at the University of Montana recently helped develop a new type of molecule, and his work was the cover story for a top scientific journal.
UM Flathead Lake Biological Station to Host Open House
Jul 26, 2016
The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station will showcase raptors, mussel detection dogs and a big, lovable grizzly bear during its free open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.
New UM Study Quantifies Morel Mushroom Abundance After Wildfire
Jul 25, 2016
UM forest ecology Professor Andrew Larson recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada.
University of Montana Research Unveils New Player in Lichen Symbiosis
Jul 21, 2016
Dating back nearly 150 years, a classic example of symbiosis has been the lichen: a mutually helpful relationship between an alga and a fungus. Now, that well-known dualistic relationship is being challenged. Researchers at the University of Montana, working together with colleagues from Austria, Sweden and Purdue University, have found that some of the world’s most common lichen species actually are composed of three partners – not the widely recognized two.
Contemporary Art by Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama on Display at UM
Jul 21, 2016
“Two Multicolored Marilyns,” a late painting by renowned pop-artist Andy Warhol, is on public display at the University of Montana from July 22 to Dec. 1. Also featured is the monumental “Wishing to See the Night Sky,” a recent painting by resurgent Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.
UM Restaurant Iron Griz Wins Grand Prize in National Dining Awards
Jul 20, 2016
The National Association of College and University Food Services awarded UM’s Iron Griz – An American Bistro the grand prize in its 2016 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.
UM Homecoming Parade Applications Now Available Online
Jul 19, 2016
Applications now are available for entry into this year’s University of Montana Homecoming Parade, to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Missoula.
Tickets on Sale July 22 for Common Kings October Concert at UM
Jul 18, 2016
Common Kings will bring their array of head-rocking beats, feel-good vibes and emotional fever to the UM Adams Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
UM Launches Welcome Week for New Students, Invites Public to Help Students Move In
Jul 15, 2016
UM will welcome new students to Missoula Aug. 24-Sept. 2 with a slate of welcome events and activities.
Public Invited to Share Testimonials About ‘Backroads of Montana’
Jul 14, 2016
Personnel from the popular MontanaPBS travelogue show “Backroads of Montana” will attend the Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market in Billings on Saturday, July 16, to collect testimonials for their 25th anniversary program to be broadcast in November. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Second Avenue and North Broadway.
UM Names Four Recipients of Distinguished Alumni Award
Jul 13, 2016
Four outstanding University of Montana graduates will receive 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
SpectrUM’s July Free Day to Celebrate Building with Biology
Jul 13, 2016
UM’s spectrUM Discovery Area will offer free admission to its downtown Missoula museum located at 218 E. Front St. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 22.
UM to Launch Statewide Adaptive Bike, Recreation Initiative
Jul 11, 2016
Montanans living with disabilities will soon have access to adaptive cycles through a new statewide initiative spearheaded by the University of Montana.
Public Invited to Observe Osprey Chicks Up Close
Jul 08, 2016
Members of the public are invited to join University of Montana Professor Erick Greene and researchers from the Montana Osprey Project as they handle live osprey chicks and collect valuable data on the health of the Clark Fork River at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14.
UM Hires Director of Communications for the Office of the President
Jul 07, 2016
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 begin her new duties at UM on Monday, July 25. Short’s position at UM is a newly reconfigured role that was created after the recent retirement of Vice President for Integrated Communications Peggy Kuhr.
UM Hosts International Conservationists for Seminar
Jul 01, 2016
The University of Montana will host two dozen conservationists from around the world while they explore western Montana over the next several days as part of the 17th annual International Seminar on Protected Area Management.
SpectrUM’s Big Night Celebrates $135K Gift, Raises Funds for Science Engagement
Jun 30, 2016
A gathering of 198 community members raised $51,307 to help provide Montana youth with role models and enrichment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the UM spectrUM Discovery Area’s third annual Big Night on June 10.
UM Family Medicine Residency Program Graduates First Class of Family Physicians
Jun 29, 2016
Montana will gain five new medical doctors who will care for Montanans in rural and underserved areas on Sunday, July 3.
UM Graduate Student Earns Prestigious Immunology Fellowship
Jun 29, 2016
UM doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger was one of 48 people nationwide selected to receive a 2016 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship.
UM Research Reveals Widespread Herbicide Use on North American Wildlands
Jun 29, 2016
UM researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document it.
Montana’s Economy Comes Back into Balance
Jun 28, 2016
After the oil and commodity boom, Montana's economy is evening out.
UM Mansfield Library to Share Resources Statewide
Jun 27, 2016
A new system will allow academic library users statewide to access the holdings of 16 libraries in Montana through a single online search.