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Recent UM News and HighlightsRecent UM news and highlights
UM Responds to the Pandemic
Be a Part of S.E.A. ChangeLearn how you can be a part of S.E.A. Change!
Awards and AccoladesAccomplishments from UM faculty, researchers and students
UM Researchers Combat Nation's Opioid AddictionUM’s pioneering opioid vaccine lands $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant
UM Launches S.E.A. Change InitiativeUM effort commits to promote societal change that empowers all women
Griz Nation Holds First Fall CommencementMore Than 150 Graduates Participate in Event
A Night to RememberPearl Jam stuffs stadium with 25,500 fans
Law Grad Elected ABA PresidentBob Carlson selected to lead the American Bar Association
‘Copper King’ Art Arrives at UMWorks from famous painters now belong to Montana Museum of Art & Culture’s Permanent Collection at UM
Homecoming Art Show, SaleShow featuring art by two outstanding UM alumni will be held Homecoming weekend
Still Dancing: Kyiyo Turns 50Kyiyo Celebrates Native Culture for 50 Years
New MontanaPBS documentary explores icon of the American West
Five Receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award
The outstanding accomplishments of five UM alumni are being recognized with the University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Notable & QuoteableCampus notes and faculty quotes from around campus
President's Perspective: A Farewell to Remember
Tireless UM advocate Bill Johnston retires after 36 years of service to alma mater
Four Receive 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award
Choate, Conver, Fishbaugh, Seekins ’74 receive highest honor presented by UM Alumni Association
Best Replaces Best
Schweyen selected as Selvig’s successor to lead Lady Griz
Notable & QuotableCampus notes and faculty quotes from around campus
Griz NationKeep up to date with the Montana Grizzlies
UM students to report on Syrian refugee movement in Germany
Odyssey of the Stars Honors GogasAnnual event features UM alum and celebrated artist George Gogas
Four Receive 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
Grotzinger, Isern, Stearns, Thomas awarded highest honor presented by UM Alumni Association
UM Named Purple Heart UniversityUM becomes the only school in the Northwest designated as a Purple Heart University
Notable & QuoteableUM has been selected as Montana’s host site for First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of one of the world's most treasured books.
Five Receive 2014 Distinguished Alumni AwardSprunk, Kohlstaedt, Hood, Juneau, Murray honored by Alumni Association
Baucus Donates Official Papers to UMEngstrom says donation advances goal of building a University focused on leadership, distinct opportunities
GrizwaldMeet Grizwald, UM‘s cartoon bear. In frequent issues of the Montanan, we provide a drawing of Grizwald that needs a creative, original caption
An Artistic VisionCouple expresses love of Montana and art through generous gift
O'Connor Honored by UMJustice Sandra Day O’Connor was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Fallen Soldiers HonoredThe memorial, bearing the names of Montana soldiers who lost their lives in the recent wars, was recognized as the official State Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans’ Memorial this past fall.
Turning of the StoneUM is paving a new future. One-hundred-year-old bricks, to be exact.
A Stand for the FutureA historical ceremony took root at UM this spring in the act of planting trees.
Artifacts: UM Women PioneersA look at UM's earliest women leaders. By Jake Daly, Montanan student intern.
Artifacts: Missoula's Bible
The ceremonial good book used to inaugurate President Bodnar has its own story.
UM's Evolving Fight SongThe storied history of UM's famous fight song
Finding True IdentityUM's African-American Studies program turns 50
Artifacts: Guff's StuffUM's longtime Sports Information Director Dave Guffey calls it a career after nearly 37 years
Artifacts: Emma’s Dress
Emma Sansaver has an incredible story—one of courage, tenacity, perseverance, and hard work.
A Tale of Tales
There are only forty-two copies of The Workes of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by John Stow, held in public institutions across the United States. Of the forty-two, a mere eleven reside west of the Mississippi. The University of Montana just happens to have one of them.
BookshelfFeaturing 10 new books with UM connections. Compiled by Ginny Merriam.
Bookshelf: New Titles from UM AuthorsFeaturing 10 new books with UM connections. Compiled by Ginny Merriam.
Bookshelf: New Titles from UM Authors
New titles from authors with UM connections
Compiled by Ginny Merriam
President's PerspectiveUM President Seth Bodnar shares his hope that each student at UM develops a confident personal voice.
Voices of the MomentBlack student-athletes in Grizzly Athletics share their vision for a brighter future for all.
Photos by Tommy Martino
Justice For AllThe new director of the Montana Innocence Project has a UM law degree, a gift for fundraising and a lifelong commitment to racial and social justice.
All In The BandThe New Big Sky Singers look back at 50 years of musical memories, friendship and a band of brothers that began at UM.
Facetime: Larry HuffordManaging a college is complex task, but Larry Hufford, evolutionary biologist and the new dean of UM's College of Humanities and Sciences, is used to life's intricacies.
On the CoverRobby Beasely, a UM freshman on the men's basketball team, shares his reflections and hopes for a brighter future.
President's PerspectiveUM President Seth Bodnar shares how Grizzlies are rising to the challenges posed by the pandemic with innovation, courage and selflessness.
A Recipe for GoodTobin Miller Shearer parlays the personal and professional into his students and scholarship as a white man directing UM's African-American Studies department. It's not easy. But nothing important ever is.
Ahead of the Data
From Kafka to Climate Change
Celebrating the impact of 50 years of environmental studies at UM.
Facetime: Ryan Hansen
Ryan Hansen, UM alumnus and entrepreneur, operates LumenAd, one of the country’s top software companies. He says the journey from UM to recognition in Inc. magazine takes some Montana scrappiness and Grizzly grit.
On the CoverRhys McKinstry, UM alumnus, shares his reflections on graduating from UM in the time of COVID-19.
President's PerspectiveUM President Seth Bodnar and Dr. Chelsea Bodnar share their vision for S.E.A. Change
The Long HaulFor one UM alumna, a career in the male-dominated trucking industry took some Montana grit and a liberal arts degree.
SAFES.E.A. begins with 'S' because safety rests at the heart of the University of Montana's mission to provide access to a quality education.
S.E.A. Change Spotlight: Libby MetcalfThrough teaching, mentoring and leading, Metcalf advances S.E.A. Change at UM
UM TrailblazersFront-runners, trailblazers and fearless champions for others. At a sweeping time for women, here are seven UM student leaders making their mark.
Programs that Empower and Accelerate Women
Learn about campus programs that support all women while advancing gender equity
A Campaign for UMHistoric effort invites supporters to Think Big. Be Bold.
Scholarships Launching LivesDonors have gifted and pledged more than $100 million for student support during Campaign Montana.
Programs for ProgressNew UM programs have far-reaching impacts.
Student Success: The Heart of EverythingOur mission is to ensure a high-quality education is accessible to all walks of life.
Thinking Big With BuildingsBuilding dynamic spaces that are conducive to innovative learning.
Funding Elite EducatorsSupporting UM's legacy of research and public education.
The Business BuilderIn the past 100 years, the College of Business has helped 20,000 graduates launch careers
15 Looks BackGriz Great Dave Dickenson reflects on his career as he enters the national College Football Hall of Fame
Native KnowledgeBlackfeet Scholar at UM a Rising Star in Ethnobotany
A Century of SoldiersFor 100 years, ROTC cadets have attended regular classes at UM while also training to become U.S. Army officers
125 Years and CountingUM celebrates milestones of academics, achievement and growth
A River Runs By It
New Missoula College Building opens doors to students
50 Years and GrowingUM's Botanic Garden manages to flower 50 years after its initial planting in 1966
Preserve and ProtectBoosted by a $45 million research award, UM’s Center for Integrated Research on the Environment works with Army Corps of Engineers to solve problems across the country
What Makes a Great Teacher?
We sought out some of UM’s best and brightest to shed light on the topic
Artifacts: Traditions Unlike Any Others
Traditions are part of what makes UM unique and help build lifelong memories and connections
Thats All, Folks
Legendary coach Robin Selvig calls it quits after nearly four decades with Lady Griz
Artifacts: Behind the BoomLearn the history behind one of the loudest sounds you'll hear at a Grizzly football game
The Rebirth of Libby
With help from UM, a small town in Nothwestern Montana takes on a rebranding effort to heal from its rocky past
Planes, Brains, and Civil Resistance
To measure how tall Dr. Jack Burgess ’43 stood, look no further than The Secret Game he played in an empty gym in 1944
Artifacts: Friends, Grizzlies, Countrymen, Lend Me Your EarsShakespeare's First Folio set to visit UM
A Proper Fit
UM History Professor Anya Jabour’s expertise plays a critical role in the new PBS Civil War drama Mercy Street
Just Ask Whitney
When some of the world’s most powerful people want help changing it, they call Whitney Williams ’94
What's the Scoop?
From humble beginnings to its iconic status today, Big Dipper Ice Cream has grown into one sweet success story for UM grads Charlie and Barbie Beaton
Artifacts: Rocky Mountain RootsUM Herbarium grows with addition from the Craighead family
A Multilingual Military
Right here at UM, one of the nation’s best intensive language programs teaches our military the languages of war—and of peace
Music to Our EarsReaders respond with memories of their concert experiences at UM
On the biggest stage in Hollywood, Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons ’78 delivers a simple yet potent message: Call your mom and dad, because he can’t call his
Artifacts: For Those About To RockHopefully the posters pictured here will conjure nostalgia and spark memories. Please share your stories by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Work of Art
MMAC celebrates 120th anniversary with 120 pieces from the Permanent Collection
The More Things Change
100 years later, UM School of Journalism imparts new skills, timeless values
Making a DifferenceUM Doles Out Awards for Promoting Campus Diversity
A Tradition Unlike Any OtherBoondockers Day Generates Excitement for Foresters’ Ball
Riding Through History
Mansfield Library Exhibit Delves into African-American History
Letters: Readers WriteMontanan readers weigh in.
A Missileer’s Master’s Degree
I found the mention of Whiteman Air Force Base (“Preserve and Protect,” Spring 2017 Montanan) and Minuteman missiles interesting.
The Right Choice?
Maybe. Maybe not. I’ll probably never really know.