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Neave Trio Virtual Concert Begins Auditorium Chamber Music Series 2020-21 Season

Posted 10/27/2020 7:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 27, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of outstanding performances this season with three ensembles for concerts beginning this fall. Read more

Full-Time U of I Enrollment Down 3%; Decrease Greater with Dual-Credit and Non-Degree

Posted 10/20/2020 7:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 20, 2020 — Overall enrollment at the University of Idaho for Fall 2020 is 10,791. This is a 9.5% decrease overall. Much of the decrease comes from a decline in dual-credit students – high school students who are enrolled for credit – of 584, and non-degree students. This was unexpected and most likely due to COVID-19. Read more

Registration Is Open for Virtual High School Design Day

Posted 10/19/2020 5:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 19, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture invites high school students to experience student life as an emerging designer during High School Design Day, offered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, Nov. 7. Read more

Faculty and Staff

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

Posted 10/20/2020 9:55:00 PM

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructor’s response rate, at 69% was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. Read more

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research

Posted 10/20/2020 9:52:00 PM

With the help of a more than $300,000 major research instrumentation grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer. To be housed in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC), this state-of-the-art 3-D printer can print large, geometrically detailed and flexible 3-D structures. Read more

Admin Parking Lot Closed During Construction

Posted 10/12/2020 10:13:00 PM

The Campus Drive/Administration Building Circle Construction Project requires the closure of the main entrance to Gold Lot 40 (Administration Building) via Campus Drive from Monday, Oct. 19, to Monday, Nov. 9. While prep and concrete pouring will only take a few days, the concrete will require three weeks of curing. Read more

Congratulations to Recent U of I Distinguished Scholarship Applicants

Posted 10/21/2020 9:10:00 PM

Congratulations to 10 University of Idaho students and alumni who successfully submitted Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell and Schwarzman Scholarship national applications in recent days. They have been working with the Distinguished Scholarships Program since Summer 2020. Read more

Book by Priscilla Wegars Is Now Available for Purchase

Posted 10/15/2020 9:21:00 PM

Priscilla Wegars, affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator, Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), has published “Polly Bemis: The Life and Times of a Chinese American Pioneer,” which is available for purchase online. Polly Bemis, the mistakenly named “Lalu Nathoy” of books and film, was forcibly brought to the United States and Idaho Territory in 1872 when she was 18. Read more

U of I in the News

Strong FY20 Financial Results Show U of I on the Path to Financial Sustainability

Posted 10/27/2020 10:45:00 PM

Guest Column by Scott Green. Gem State residents can be proud of their land-grant institution, the University of Idaho. Despite challenges of the past year, the university community has stepped up in a big way to reverse budget deficits and keep enrollment stable amid a once-in-a-generation pandemic. Read more

U of I’s New ICCU Arena: A Mass Timber ‘Barn-Raising’

Posted 10/26/2020 9:36:00 PM

This story was written by Sholeh Patrick and published on Oct. 7, 2020, by the Coeur d’Alene Press. MOSCOW, Idaho — In America’s early days when a farmer needed a new barn, practically the whole town pitched in to build and raise it. This is almost like that. Fifty years ago, about the time the Kibbie Dome was built, University of Idaho dreamed of a basketball arena to pair with it. But given the expense and other priorities, that wasn’t to be. Until now. Read more

In Memoriam

Russell C. Biggam

Posted 10/16/2020 8:47:00 PM

Russell C. Biggam passed away Oct. 12 in Moscow. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1972 with his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, he worked as an aquatic entomologist at the university until he retired in 2008. Read more

Donald R. Johnson

Posted 10/15/2020 9:14:00 PM

Donald R. Johnson, a long-time professor at the University of Idaho, passed away at home in Coeur d’Alene Oct. 10. Don grew up in Newport, Washington, spending a lot of time on Diamond Lake. His interest in animals led to his study of biology at the University of Idaho, which he attended with the assistance of a Navy ROTC scholarship. Don was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's in biology in 1953. He served as an officer in the U.S. Read more

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University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

Web: Communications and Marketing

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