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Articles with the Tag: University of Montana

International science educators share knowledge International science educators share knowledge

POLSON– Fifth-grader Sofia Leighton spooned water into a container that appears to contain blue sand. The result is unexpected: instead of sinking into the sand, the water forms beads atop the blue substance.  “Wow,” Leighton says softly. Leighton experimented with Nano sand at t...

Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles Genetic differences found in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM Professor Diana Six made the discovery after studying mature whitebar...

New principal starts at Polson High School New principal starts at Polson High School

POLSON – On Aug. 29 Peter Hamilton will start his first school year as principal of Polson High School, and he is excited. “One of the coolest jobs is being a high school principal,” he said. He said that he looks forward to living near the lake and serving the Polson community. Af...

UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device

MISSOULA – In mid-April, a team of University of Montana researchers from the Flathead Lake Biological Station traveled to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada to conduct field tests on a new, cutting-edge device called the “DNA Tracker.” The group consisted of FLBS ...

‘Night of Stars’ honors Swanberg for excellence in education ‘Night of Stars’ honors Swanberg for excellence in education

DILLON —  Retired teacher Carey Swanberg was inducted into the 2018 Education Hall of Fame when University of Montana Western’s Education Department and Alumni Office, in partnership with Stockman Bank, hosted the seventh annual Night of Stars on Saturday, April 21 on the Montana Western cam...

Western University names locals on Dean’s list

DILLON – The University of Montana Western named 600 students to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full-time or for 12 semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade point average. The following local students were named:  Kane Lawson of ...

Montana Public Radio selected for national podcast training

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – National Public Radio has selected Montana Public Radio to be a part of its prestigious Story Lab incubator project for new programming this year. MTPR submitted plans for its latest podcast, “Richest Hill: The Future History of America&rsquo...

Students make UM spring semester Dean’s List

News from the University of Montana  MISSOULA – At the University of Montana, 2,638 students made the spring semester 2018 Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at leas...

UM School of Journalism launches Media Lab, hires founding director UM School of Journalism launches Media Lab, hires founding director

News from the University of Montana School of Journalism MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Journalism has established a new media lab to serve as a center of innovation offering skills-based journalism training to members of the public interested in multimedia storytelling and audienc...

Montana Public Radio reporter, podcast receive another honor

News from the University of Montana MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio reporter Nicky Ouellet and the podcast “SubSurface: Resisting Montana’s Underwater Invaders” continues to receive national awards. The podcast earned the Storytelling Award for small newsrooms from the Associated...


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