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MSU students' research ranges from brain waves to Carnegie rating controversy:


Debra Kraner spent two years figuring out how farmers can do a better job growing medicinal herbs so they're as potent as wild herbs, and now she's sharing her results with national and international ...


Montana teachers gather for S.T.E.A.M education workshop:


Teachers from all across Montana gathered in Helena to expand their knowledge of science on Friday. The S.T.E.A.M education workshop, short for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics, ...


University of Montana wants to buy out as many as 100 employees, mostly faculty:


The University of Montana is hammering out options to offer buyouts or early retirement to 80 to 100 employees, primarily longtime faculty, a state higher education official confirmed Wednesday. UM ...


Drummond High wins Montana F1 championship:


The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge was held at Highlands College over the weekend, and a western Montana high school came out on top. This victory means a bigger trip is in the works. "The way it's designed, ...


Simms, Montana's Sun River Rednek Robotics headed to Worlds Robotic Competition in Texas:


It's the ultimate battle of the bots at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas starting Wednesday. FIRST stands for 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology'. And one team ...


Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor Cooney Recognize Montana's SMART Schools:


Schools recognized for leading the way to improve energy efficiency and save taxpayer dollars http://governor.mt.gov/Newsroom/governor-bullock-and-lt-governor-cooney-recognize-montanas-smart-schools *** XQ ...


Strategic plan for University of Montana's future released - Public meetings today (Friday 4/14) to discuss:


University of Montana officials released an updated version of the strategic plan http://www.umt.edu/strategy/strategic-vision/default.php Thursday, just a day after a controversial draft http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/university-continues-to-adjust-strategic-plan-after-criticism/article_3c7b3aa2-1fe0-11e7-ae0c-079aee2d5c13.html ...


Five Montana Teams Advance to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge "Cup of the Americas" U.S. National Championships:


The Montana Office of Public Instruction in conjunction with the Highlands College of Montana Tech and Downshift Into STEM recently hosted the Montana F1 in Schools competition. Five Montana high school ...


The public is invited to attend the University of Montana Friday Medical Conference (FMC) - A weekly Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunity for physicians, healthcare professionals, and several healthcare student programs.:


This 'Grand Rounds' style lecture series provides a cross-section of recent advances in medicine along with clinical etiology, diagnosis, and management information. During its long tenure, and ...


UM Pharmacy Program Ranks No. 2 Nationally for Salary-Debt Ratio:


The University of Montana pharmacy school ranks No. 2 nationally for "providing students the best bang for their buck," according to a prominent lender and student loan refinancing company. The SoFi ...


Young women from across Montana receive technology awards:


High school students from around Montana have been honored, as part of a nationwide effort to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology. Fourteen girls received the state Award for Aspirations ...


Budget trouble at the University of Montana has long term consequences:


In recent years, UM's budget has taken hits since enrollment has fallen, and some students and faculty have denounced departmental cuts - and warned against them. But actual cuts aren't the only problem. Departments ...


Montana to Recognize Fourteen High School Women for Computing Achievements:


As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), NorthWestern Energy, and Carroll College will recognize ...


Montana Tech Cyber Defense team wins regionals, heading to national competition :


Montana Tech cyber hawks grasped full control at a recent competition. The Tech Cyber Defense Club placed first at the regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in Madison, South Dakota. Now ...


Vision: University of Montana Research, Innovation & Imagination 2017 :


Welcome to this issue of Vision, the magazine that celebrates the vast range of research and creative scholarship by University of Montana faculty and students. The various stories in this issue ...


Former secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discusses Trump and national security at University of Montana:


Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel critiqued President Trump and explained the sharp divide between America's political parties during a lecture delivered in the Dennison Theater late Wednesday ...


University of Montana president asks campus community to tell positive stories:


University of Montana President Sheila Stearns asked members of the campus community Monday to tell positive stories about the flagship - and stop repeating negative ones. "We are the sum of the stories ...


UM's budget to decrease by $3 million for upcoming year:


University of Montana Interim President Sheila Stearns announced Monday that UM will "cautiously" budget $143.5 million for the 2017 to 2018 school year, nearly a $3 million drop from this year. Stearns ...


Five finalists seek MSU's second most powerful job:


The search to fill the second most powerful job at Montana State University entered a serious stage Monday with a public campus interview for the first of five finalists. Bob Mokwa, 54, who has served ...


Pedal Desks, Sit-and-Stand Spins Help Kids Focus in Miles City, Montana School:




Darby, Montana Schools receive $3 million; leads the state in personalized "experiential learning" lessons:


Darby will continue to lead the way for Montana in the drive to put personalized-learning programs into actual classroom practice. It trades lecture-based instruction for more hands-on activities. Moving ...


Kickstarter: "Big Dreams under the Big Sky" Documentary on educational goals in Montana:


"Big Dreams under the Big Sky" https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1883499319/big-dreams-under-the-big-sky-a-documentary is about the access to and success through higher education, and we aim to ...


Browning, Montana students already on great trip, then Michelle Obama walks in ...:


Nine students from Browning High School were already on the trip of a lifetime. Then, former first lady Michelle Obama walked into the room. Students from Browning's Human Rights Club spent a week ...


Sentinel High School's Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering class is looking for ideas for a green engineering final project.:


There are 24 smart and energetic students that want to make their mark and do something to 'green up' Sentinel's http://www.mcpsmt.org/sentinel campus. Last year our class built a 10x10 2L bottle ...


MSU Peaks and Potentials youth camp (grades 5-7) open for registration :


Registration is now open for Montana State University's Peaks and Potentials program, a week-long enrichment camp for high-potential students entering grades 5-7 in the fall, offered June 18-23 on the ...


University of Montana Family Medicine Residency Program Announces Class of 2020:


After receiving more than 800 applications and conducting approximately 120 interviews, the University of Montana's Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana has selected its upcoming class. The ...


University of Montana surveying faculty about early retirement:


The University of Montana is surveying faculty and staff about their interest in early retirement as the university seeks to cut spending due to decreasing enrollment. The Missoulian reports the email, ...


Slashing Higher Education in Montana is the Wrong Way to Address Budget Shortfalls:


As the President of the ASUM, it is my privilege and responsibility to represent over 11,000 students of the University of Montana. Unfortunately, the fight for affordable, accessible higher education ...


University of Montana yanks funds to balance $1.8 million budget deficit:


College of Forestry and Conservation Dean Tom DeLuca came to work on Friday, Feb. 24, to find $206,812.20 missing from the college's designated funds accounts. Those funds were supposed to be used ...


The University of Montana faces "breathtaking" challenges in attempts to right the ship :


As it began its search for a new University of Montana president in December, a panel of paid consultants and state regents asked the university's top administrators what qualities to look for ...

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