The University is a major source of research, continuing education, economic development, fine arts and cultural entertainment, as well as a driving force in strengthening Montana's international ties and educational opportunities around the world.
The University is a major source of research, continuing education, economic development, fine arts and cultural entertainment, as well as a driving force in strengthening Montana's international ties and educational opportunities around the world.Faculty members and students alike engage in a wide range of research, creative activity and public service, with projects ranging from searching for exo-planets with NASA to unraveling mealybug symbiosis to improving the hospital discharge process for patients in rural areas.
The University is acclaimed for its high number of Rhodes, Udall and Fulbright Scholars.
The nationally recognized creative writing program and journalism school count among their alumni a number of bestselling authors, as well as nine Pulitzer Prize winners.
Smith walked over to Earling holding a colorful wool blanket, which, Kittredge explained: "Lois Welch gave it to me to pass on to you at an honoring like this, a traditional honoring.
He got it from the Fort Belknap Tribe after the publication of "Fool’s Crow" in 1986.
And she thinks Jim would love it — and I’m sure he would, and so does she — if that blanket were passed on to you at this honor." After Earling gave gifts of her own to several people at the gathering, she began her remarks with a bit of history: "The land the University inhabits holds both a sorrowful and brilliant story.
This is the time-honored homeland of the Bitterroot Salish, and this is our traditional gathering ground. He comes like a day that has passed, and night enters our future with him.' Charlo’s exile was not the story he chose.I’m going to hire this woman, Debra Earling.' And he said, 'Do you think that’s a good idea?' And I said sir, I congratulate you ." During the ceremony, Kittridge and Annick Smith delivered a gift to Earling from Lois Welch, wife of the late Blackfeet author Jim Welch.Debra Magpie Earling, a Bitterroot Salish tribal member, is now director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Montana.She is the first Native American to serve as director of the 96-year-old program."No doubt about it, enrollment is our biggest challenge and our biggest opportunity. In response to faculty criticism of his plan to cut 201 jobs at the University of Montana, school President Royce Engstrom today said it does not constitute an attack on the humanities or liberal arts. He says they’re necessary following several years of declining enrollment at UM.Located in the heart of Western Montana's stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-notch students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come to thrive.At UM learning is not confined to the Missoula campus.Educational opportunities stretch as far as the eye can see.Missoula College occupies two sites in central and west Missoula.Established in 1893, UM remains the state's leading liberal arts institution where students can choose from more than 90 fields of study that include the trades, liberal arts, graduate and postdoctoral study and professional training.