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University of Montana Receives $33.4 Million, Largest Single Research Award in Its History

Dr. Jay Evans, principle investigator on this award and director of UM’s Center for Translational Medicine, said this is a great opportunity for UM and Missoula to make an impact on a local and global health crisis.

Montana State University fire scientist Dave McWethy featured in New York Times

For decades, federal policy has reacted to wildfires and sought to extinguish them after they start, rather than engaging in preventative burns or allowing fires to smolder and burn off excess fuel.

Montana State University offers new master’s program in innovation and management

“We’re thrilled to offer this new program,” Ranalli said. “We’re confident it will provide our graduates with a professional advantage and set them up for accelerated success in their careers.”

Great Falls Public Schools working to recover from network ransomware attack

The district shut down most of its systems last week in an effort to contain and investigate the attack, but GFPS Superintendent Tom Moore said in a press conference on Monday that the district has had some success in restoring access to some systems and computers.

31st annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge at the University of Montana – Friday, Oct. 2 – Online

31 applications from student teams across the state to compete for more than $50,000 in prize money.

Making universities sustainable, future-proof and fully networked

An education-oriented start-up aims to help universities set up programs and incubators for entrepreneurial students.

The 3 Skills Employers Need That Schools Aren’t Teaching

Employers consistently cite three skills new employees don’t have. Educational models need to change to equip the next-generation workforce with the ability to communicate, problem-solve and consider the future.

Montana State University Billings seeking input from community in hiring a new chancellor

MSUB is holding three meetings Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Glacier Room at the Student Union Building. MSUB says in a release they will further explain and answer questions on the search timeframe and all-around process in hiring a new chancellor.

Montana State University receives $1.3 million grant to help first-generation students succeed

“This grant is an important component of our access mission as a land-grant university,” Kearns said. “It positions our campus to leverage existing resources and to build student support programs that transform lives.”

The University of Montana has set a new record for research expenditures, exceeding $100 million for the first time in its history.

This is a 16% increase over the previous high of $90.6 million in FY2018 and a 90% increase from FY2014.