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The Daily Register is a publication of the University of Idaho designed to share policy issues, news and events with the campus community. As the primary communication medium for official information, it is delivered to all faculty and staff via email daily during the work week. This publication only prints items of university interest. Events must be sponsored by official university units or organizations.

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June 29 to
July 5, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Early Submission Deadline for July 6 Daily Register

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the deadline to submit items for the Monday, July 6, Daily Register is noon Thursday, July 2. Submit an item for the newsletter.
 

FY21 Mandatory Furlough Hour Assignments Available on VandalWeb

The FY21 mandatory furlough hour assignments are available on VandalWeb under the “FY 2021 Furlough Program Information” link in the payroll menu. Rather than an email to each employee, this notice is intended to provide information on where to find furlough information. Learn more about FY21 mandatory furlough.
 

VP for Research and Economic Development Recorded Sessions, Feedback Forms Available

Recorded sessions of the finalists for vice president for Research and Economic Development are available online. The recordings and the feedback forms will be available until 8 a.m. Friday, July 3.
 

U of I File Migration to SharePoint in Progress

The file migration from the S: drive to SharePoint Storage Site in the cloud will continue over the next five weekends. During the migration, weekend access to files migrating from the S: drive to SharePoint will be unavailable until the process is completed. Read more.
 

SRC is Expanding Use of Equipment Starting Today

Beginning today, June 29, the Student Recreation Center is moving to drop-in recreation with a patron capacity of 70. Learn more.
 

Take the Survey for Mental Health First Aid Training Options

There are new options for Mental Health First Aid to be offered in-person, virtually or through a blend of the two. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Take the survey to share which option would be most accessible for you.
 

Faculty, Graduate Students and Post-Docs Invited to Participate in the 2020 Flexible Teaching Summer Workshop Series

The 2020 Flexible Teaching Summer Workshop Series, beginning tomorrow, June 30, addresses critical pedagogical and technological questions, strategies and solutions in a clear, concise and targeted fashion. From demystifying HyFlex teaching and incorporating new technology into your classes to preparing a class that will flex for anything, each session in this series addresses key challenges and solutions central to designing and delivering a successful class this fall. Learn more and register.
 

Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 3 is July 1

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 1, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12, via Zoom. Session No. 3, on Wednesday, July 1, will include special guest Brandi Terwilliger, director of Human Resources. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event, or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Learn more.
 

Register for the Focusing on Your Well-Being During Uncertainty Workshop Scheduled for July 1

Attend a virtual workshop about focusing on well-being during uncertainty and transition from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. Participants will define well-being, learn tips to enhance their mental, physical and social well-being and brainstorm ways to prioritize well-being as we transition into this new normal. Register online
 

Open Access Publishing Fund Will Accept Applications Starting July 1

After two successful years, the U of I – Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) is continuing to support authors. In FY21, the U of I Library, Office of the Provost and Office of Research and Economic Development have allocated a combined total of $30,000 to pay article processing charges in eligible open access journals. Applications for funding will be accepted beginning Wednesday, July 1. Review the eligibility criteria and documentation guidelines and contact Jylisa Doney, U of I – OAPF fund manager, with questions.
 

Apply to a Simons Foundation Limited Submission Funding Opportunity by July 13

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the Simons Foundation, Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science limited submission funding opportunity, with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, July 13. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

COVID-19 Healthy Vandals Campaign Printables Coming Soon

Coming soon to the U of I COVID-19 website is a toolkit comprised of Healthy Vandals campaign printable signs, directional signage templates, digital displays and graphics all units and departments are encouraged to use and distribute through their various channels to reach visitors, students and employees. Visit the website for more details about printing materials on your own or ordering materials to be delivered to your office space. The toolkit will be updated as items become available.
 

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Recordings Available

The recorded presentations for the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series are available on the Office of Multicultural Affairs webpage. View the recordings.
 

New VandalStar Flag Focuses on Virtual Student Success

VandalStar’s new flag, “Engagement Concern,” is available for course instructor use. It was created primarily for online classes and students in mind and provides the instructor a timely way to share concerns about class disengagement with students. This flag will display on the student’s VandalStar dashboard and an email will be sent from the instructor to the student. Faculty and staff connected to the student in VandalStar will also be notified so they can contact, support and/or offer services to the student as needed. Contact VandalStar Coordinator Lisa Ormond at vandalstar@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-8787 with questions or for support. Learn more about VandalStar.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session III Six-Week Classes Begin: Monday
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
QPR: Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention Training: 10:30-11:25 a.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
CETL Summer Workshop: HyFlex Teaching, A How-To Session: 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, parking lot 108
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
July Backyard BBQ Cooking Class: 5:15-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online
CETL Summer Workshop: How to Design a Flexible Syllabus, Assignments and Assessments: 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom
Independence Day: Friday, University Holiday

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Stepping into Success

Eydie Kendall had a hard time several years ago giving her physical therapy students real-world experience with assessing disorders in pediatric patients. Video was a poor medium for experiential learning, and there were few patients available. Even if there were many, it was not ideal to parade a child’s disorders in front of a small crowd. Read more.

News Releases

Screen on the Green Movie Series Begins July 9 at U of I

Feel-good throwbacks, fantasy and a galaxy far, far away will take center stage at the University of Idaho during this year’s free Screen on the Green summer movies series. Read more.
 

U of I-Led Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment Secures $10M USDA Grant to Build Sustainability and Prosperity for Dairy Industry

A team of University of Idaho researchers has secured a $10 million U.S. Department of Agriculture — National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to evaluate the use of bioproducts from dairy waste streams to enhance sustainability for all of Idaho agriculture and develop economic opportunities for the state’s dairy industry. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Adam Jones Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant

Adam Jones, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded a $1 million comparative genomics grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study sexual selection and sexual conflict in pipefish and seahorses over the next four years. He aims to better understand the under-studied relationship between sexual selection and genomes. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

MiChele Stefanic Retires from Office of Admissions at U of I Boise

MiChele Stefanic, assistant director of admissions, is retiring from the University of Idaho after nearly 35 years of service. Over the years, MiChele has worked in recruitment and admissions under the same unit. She started on the Moscow campus in 1985 and moved to Boise in 1990. MiChele is a U of I alumna and holds a B.S. in communications-advertising and a M.E. in adult education. MiChele has been a member of multiple professional committees, including holding membership and leadership positions in the National Association for College Admissions Counseling; the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the Pacific Northwest Association of College Admissions Counseling; the Idaho Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the Idaho American College Testing Council; and, most recently, RISE: Treasure Valley Education Partnerships, Beyond High School workgroup.
 

Michelle Weitz Retires from College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, U of I Boise

Michelle Weitz, student teacher placement coordinator/admin. for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ Leadership and Counseling, is retiring after 32 years of service. Michelle started working at U of I Boise in 1988 and has stayed with the same program. Michelle has also been involved in several U of I committees, including Staff Affairs and the Culture and Climate committee in Boise.
 

Admissions Director Carole Wells to Retire

After shepherding nine classes of law students to the University of Idaho, Carole Wells ’02, is retiring as the College of Law’s admissions director. Carole attended law school as a non-traditional student after raising four children with her husband. Prior to her work in admissions, she worked with Chuck Kovis in his criminal defense practice, was a case manager for the Second Judicial District’s Drug Court clients and was part of the college’s clinical faculty, supervising the Victims Rights' Clinic.
 

Glenn Shewmaker Retires from Plant Sciences

Glenn Shewmaker retired from the Kimberly Research and Extension Center on Friday, June 26, after more than 20 years as Extension forage specialist and interim superintendent. He received his B.S. (1973) and M.S. (1976) degrees in animal science from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. in range science from Utah State University. Raised on an irrigated row-crop and forage farm near Kimberly, Glenn is still involved with the family’s farm. A retirement celebration for Glenn will be held in July.

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Faculty and Staff News

Face Coverings Required Inside University Buildings with Limited Exceptions

As many of us return to our regular work locations and the university continues its gradual reopening, remember face coverings are required inside all university buildings, with limited exceptions. Face coverings include cloth masks, bandanas, scarves or any other material that covers the nose and mouth. The exception to the requirement is in a private office, in a room by yourself, in supervised workout locations, or office spaces where sufficient social distancing is sustainable for work stations. Face coverings must also be worn outside when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not sustainable.
 

Sustainable Financial Model White Paper Available for Feedback

The Sustainable Financial Model Working Group has worked since Fall 2019 to propose a new financial model to guide the university’s budget process. A white paper outlining the model is available for review and comment. Feedback will be accepted via the web link through Monday, Aug. 31. This summer, a second working group will focus on the metrics by which colleges, departments and units will be measured within the model. FY21 will be the year to plug the designated metrics into the model and project outcomes before full implementation in FY22.
 

U of I Library Now Offering Curbside Pickup

University of Idaho Library patrons can request locally owned physical items from the library and pick them up curbside. To request an item, visit the library's online catalog and search for a title. Then use the "Request for Curbside Pick Up" link to place your request. You'll receive an email when the item is ready, with a link to reserve a time slot to pick up the item between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Email libcirc@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

VandalStore Updated Hours

Beginning today, June 22, the VandalStore will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed Saturday and Sunday. The VandalStore Starbucks will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed Saturday and Sunday.
 

Time to Update VandalStar Services Directory

If your program or office is currently part of the VandalStar Services Directory, now is the time to update your listing for the current summer term and upcoming fall semester. Email the VandalStar Tech Team at vandalstar@uidaho.edu to make changes to your listing or ask about adding your program to the directory. VandalStar staff will be reaching out to campus offices in the coming weeks to refresh the directory. The searchable VandalStar Services Directory is an online listing that highlights more than 45 campus-wide programs and services available for U of I students — including quick contact information, business hours and service overviews. Learn more about VandalStar.
 

Register for the Focusing on Your Well-Being During Uncertainty Workshop Scheduled for July 1

Attend a virtual workshop about focusing on well-being during uncertainty and transition from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. Participants will define well-being, learn tips to enhance their mental, physical and social well-being and brainstorm ways to prioritize well-being as we transition into this new normal. Register online.
 

VandalStar Support is Available

The VandalStar Technical Team is available to provide current faculty and staff users personalized training and instruction and service support as needed. Summer is an excellent time for users to get their specific questions answered, set up their accounts, become more acquainted with VandalStar features and schedule a training session. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions or to schedule a training session.
 

Campus Surplus is Open on a Limited Basis

Campus Surplus has reopened on a limited basis. The University Surplus operation is a part of the Recycling Surplus and Solid Waste Division. Surplus manages the auction and sale of university assets that are no longer in active use. Learn more.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Cup of Joe with Dirk Kempthorne: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
QPR: Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention Training: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Online via Zoom
Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Online
Date Night Canvas Painting: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Ember Gloves Takes on Heat

Morgan Morrisroe’s hands are always cold. “Since I was little, my hands would lose mobility whenever I was cold,” Morrisroe said. Twenty percent of adults worldwide have Raynaud’s Syndrome. It occurs when people lose circulation in their extremities because the body’s core temperature is too low. Read more.

News Releases

U of I Receives Grant Funding to Assist Students with Farm Work Backgrounds

The University of Idaho’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has helped 702 students with migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds successfully transition to the university and persist to graduation. Read more.
 

Commentary: Lessons from Idaho’s Earthquake

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake on March 31 near Stanley in south-central Idaho sent a ripple-effect of situations for researchers to explore. The benefit for Idahoans is that every new event improves our understanding of earthquakes and allows us to plan better for future rumblings. Read more.
 

U of I Launches Idaho's First Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is launching Idaho's first bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity, open to students this fall. With more than 75 billion internet-connected devices worldwide by 2025, cybersecurity professionals are essential to protecting Idaho’s computing systems, networks and critical infrastructure. A study conducted for the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education estimates there will be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2022. Read more.
 

Valley Wide Co-Op, CHS Foundation Help Youth Enroll in Idaho 4-H Programs

The Nampa-based business Valley Wide Cooperative announced it will donate $10,000 to the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program to help young people participate. In partnership with CHS Inc., Valley Wide Cooperative donated $5,000 and applied and received a matching grant from the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program to support 4-H. The money will help offset enrollment fees for youth to become 4-H members. Read more.
 

U of I Joins Elite Network to Train Tomorrow’s STEM Educators

The University of Idaho joins some of the country’s biggest names in impactful research as it is welcomed into the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a dynamic academic network of top research universities dedicated to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Better Estimates of Coastal Flooding from Greenland Ice Sheet Iceberg Calving

Oceans are rising faster than 1 inch per decade, and two thirds of sea level rise comes from the melting and breakup of glaciers and ice sheets. To prepare for sea level rise and coastal flooding, scientists must estimate how much ice will break from glaciers into the ocean, a process called iceberg calving, in the coming decades. Former U of I master’s student Tristan Amaral and Department of Geological Science’s Tim Bartholomaus tested six methods to predict iceberg calving on 50 of Greenland’s glaciers that terminate in the sea. To reduce uncertainty in coastal flooding during the coming years, they identified the best way to include iceberg calving in simulations of future glacier and ice sheet loss.
 

A New Vision for Variety Testing

Julia Piaskowski and Juliet Marshall from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are working with Jen Hinds from Northwest Knowledge Network to convey the importance of the hidden world of agriculture through a seemingly innocuous project — a database to store crop variety testing information. Read more.
 

Michael McGriff Named 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Michael McGriff has won the 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his collection “Eternal Sentences.” McGriff, assistant professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is the author of four previous poetry collections: “Early Hour,” “Black Postcards,” “Home Burial” and “Dismantling the Hills.” He is a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. His work has been honored with a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Bookforum, The Believer, Tin House, American Poetry Review, Poetry London and on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and PBS NewsHour.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Judy Pankopf Retires from UCM

After almost 23 years of dedicated service, Judy Pankopf is retiring from the University of Idaho on June 26. Pankopf began her career in Human Resources as a customer service representative in 1997. She transferred in fall of ’98 to Student Support Services and the Academic Assistance programs where she spent seven years working in roles as a tutor coordinator, testing coordinator and administrative assistant. Pankopf joined the University Communications and Marketing (UCM) team in 2005 as an administrative assistant and office manager and has been instrumental in keeping the team moving forward through many changes and transitions. She earned her bachelor's from the University of Idaho in 2010.
 

Carolyn Todd Retires from the Law Library

Carolyn Todd is retiring from the University of Idaho after nearly 30 years of service. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Todd became a Vandal early, earning a bachelor's in outdoor recreation from the College of Education in 1977. She joined the Law Library in December 1990, working in a variety of capacities until her eventual promotion to the position of circulation supervisor. Over the years, she provided support to the College of Law community, particularly its students, and became known as “the face of the Law Library.”
 

Facilities Meet and Greet is June 25

A meet and greet for University of Idaho Facilities employees who are taking advantage of one of the separation incentives and are leaving at the end of the fiscal year will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Facilities Ground Shop, 875 Perimeter Drive. These employees are: Steve Curry, Vernon Dorendorf, Allen Fraser, Andy Hardway, Pete Haworth, Mike Holthaus, Rocky Martinson, Steve Odenborg, Randy Ownbey, Bruce Pancheri, David Rauk, Kerry Russell, Bradly Schenck, Greg Thomas, Tom Witt, Charles Zillinger, Thomas Fischer, David Hamilton, Marlene White, Eric Wilkerson and Heidi Spangenberg.
 

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

In Memoriam

Sandra Mauchley

Sandra Mauchley, 80, of Moscow, passed away on May 17. Sandra taught piano in the Lionel Hampton School of Music for more than 30 years and continued to perform nationally and internationally with her husband, Professor Emeritus Jay Mauchley, in the Mauchley Duo. Sandra also frequently attended faculty recitals at the LHSOM. Read Sandra’s obituary.

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Personal Protection for COVID-19 — Protecting Yourself at Work

With many employees returning to work today, Environmental Health and Safety has prepared a short presentation, “Personal Protection for COVID-19: Gloves and Face Masks.” This presentation covers the basic use of gloves and face masks, as well as why N95s and other respirators are not recommended by the CDC. Learn more and download the presentation.
 

Einstein Bros. Bagels Reopens in ISUB for Take-Out Only

Beginning today, June 15, Einstein Bros. Bagels will be open for take-out only in the ISUB from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For convenience, food and beverages can now be pre-ordered using the GrubHub app. Learn more.
 

Data Storage Migrating to Microsoft SharePoint Beginning June 19

Beginning Friday, June 19, the university is starting the process to migrate its data storage technology from the traditional S: drive to Microsoft SharePoint in the cloud. This migration will offer units university approved Information Technology Services-supported cloud storage that enables collaboration, innovation and document sharing available almost anywhere. The SharePoint solution takes advantage of the university’s investment in Microsoft Office 365, allowing for the eventual elimination of aging technology without the high cost of replacement. It will offer 25 TB of storage for each SharePoint site, a significant upgrade over current space on the S: drive. S: drive data will be migrated to SharePoint Sites by ITS staff on weekends beginning June 19. The process will be completed by Monday, July 27. See the Information for SharePoint Migration knowledgebase article for links to additional information and resources, or revisit the memo sent on June 11.
 

Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 2 is June 17

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12, via Zoom. Session No. 2 on June 17 will include special guest Blaine Eckles, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event, or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Learn more.
 

Cup of Joe with Dirk Kempthorne is June 23

In the fourth episode of this series, grab a virtual cup of joe with Vandal alumni Gov. Dirk Kempthorne '76, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Kempthorne, born in San Diego, served seven years as the mayor of Boise and was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 1992. Kempthorne was elected governor of Idaho in 1998 and reelected in 2002. He is past chair of the Western Governors’ Association and past president of the Council of State Governments and chaired the Public Policy Committee of the Republican Governors Association. Kempthorne stepped down as governor of Idaho on May 26, 2006, when he was officially sworn in as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, where he served until 2009. Register online
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training is June 25

Attend a virtual QPR Suicide Prevention Training 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, via Zoom. QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, is an evidence-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Register online.  
 

Thirsty Thursday Trivia with Seasons Public House is June 25

Register for a virtual Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night, sponsored by Seasons Public House, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Zoom video chat meeting details will be provided to all who register before the event. To participate in the trivia portion, have the Kahoot app downloaded on your phone, or visit Kahoot.com. A game access code will be provided at the beginning of the night. Register online.
 

Virtual Paint Night with Wild @ Art is June 26

Attend a night of canvas painting hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and Wild @ Art 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26. No experience is necessary. Paint kits can be ordered for pickup or shipment in the RSVP form. Register online.
 

Apply for Limited Submission Funding Opportunities by June 29

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to new limited submission funding opportunities with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, June 29. Those include: Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Grant Program Round One and Henry Luce Foundation, Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

VandalStar Support is Available

The VandalStar Technical Team is available to provide current faculty and staff users personalized training and instruction and service support as needed. Summer is an excellent time for users to get their specific questions answered, set up their accounts, become more acquainted with VandalStar features and schedule a training session. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu with questions or to schedule a training session.
 

New Course Evaluation System for Summer 2020

Course evaluations have been moved to a new vendor, Campus Labs, beginning summer 2020. Course evaluation data prior to summer 2020 will remain in the old system and reports should be requested from studeval@uidaho.edu. Faculty and students will continue to receive email notifications when a course evaluation is open, with instructions and important information. Additionally, faculty can continue to customize their evaluation forms and will continue to receive an email with instructions on how to do this. The standard questionnaire has not changed. Learn more.
 

Learn More About Vandal Kids Camp

Recreation and Wellbeing will be hosting four summer camps for kids ages 6-12. Campers will learn about the weekly theme through social, educational and exercise activities. Email kdoman@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more about the camps.
 

Time to Update VandalStar Services Directory

If your program or office is currently part of the VandalStar Services Directory, now is the time to update your listing for the current summer term and upcoming fall semester. Email the VandalStar Tech Team at vandalstar@uidaho.edu to make changes to your listing or ask about adding your program to the directory. VandalStar staff will be reaching out to campus offices in the coming weeks to refresh the directory. The searchable VandalStar Services Directory is an online listing that highlights more than 45 campus-wide programs and services available for U of I students — including quick contact information, business hours and service overviews. Learn more about VandalStar.
 

Campus Surplus is Open on a Limited Basis

Campus Surplus has reopened on a limited basis. The University Surplus operation is a part of the Recycling Surplus and Solid Waste Division. Surplus manages the auction and sale of university assets that are no longer in active use. Learn more.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session II Classes Begin: Monday
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
COVID-19 Facebook Live: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Online
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Sam Newton – A Look into the Injustice of the Justice System: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
Moscow Drive-In featuring ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019): 8-10 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Hungry, Hungry Caddisflies

Timing is everything. For Beth Hoots, how fast hungry caddisflies mature has implications for the future of nuisance plants in Lake Coeur d’Alene. The junior from West Linn, Oregon, is looking at the relationship between climate change and the maturation of an herbivorous caddisfly that can graze on Eurasian milfoil, a non-native water plant. She is collaborating with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, which is trying to remove milfoil from the lake, because it tangles boat propellers, reduces property values and shades out native water plants. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Virtual Engineering Design EXPO Welcomes K-12 Students Across Three Countries

This year’s virtual Engineering Design EXPO had more than 14,000 unique visitors log on to explore capstone projects, and judges scored 41 virtual capstone presentations during 20 hours of simultaneous Zoom sessions. This year’s virtual K-12 program, the EXPO Extended Experience, welcomed fifth through 12th graders to participate in hands-on activities and submit completed projects to win prizes and a $4,000 U of I scholarship. Participants were also able to explore capstone projects through videos generated by EXPO interdisciplinary teams. Hundreds of students from areas including the Pacific Northwest, Poland and Nigeria participated. Of the 189 participants from 114 schools, 55% were women. Eighty-four percent of participants said they were more likely to pursue STEM and had an interest in attending the U of I College of Engineering after participating in EXPO. Read more.
 

Vandal Giving Day 2020 Sets New Record

With the support of faculty and staff ambassadors and donors, the university raised $649,050 during Vandal Giving Day 2020. Funds raised will help current students return this fall and new students just starting their U of I journey. Visit vandalsgive.uidaho.edu to learn more.
 

Spring Semester Dean’s List Announced

A total of 2,452 University of Idaho undergraduates qualified for the Dean’s List for the spring semester that ended May 15. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. See the list.
 

Architecture Graduates Outperform Peers in 2019 Architecture License Exam

University of Idaho architecture graduates performed better than peers at Columbia University, UCLA and other leading universities on the 2019 Architecture License Exam, exceeding the national average by more than 6%. U of I students scored exceedingly well in the programming and construction evaluation portions of the exam.
 

Professor Gabriel P. Potirniche Named New Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Professor Gabriel P. Potirniche will begin his position as chair of the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering on Sunday, June 28. Potirniche was recently promoted to full professor in mechanical engineering at U of I. He received his doctorate from Mississippi State University and joined U of I in 2007 as an assistant professor. He teaches and performed research in computational solid mechanics. His main area of expertise is fatigue and fracture mechanics in metallic alloys used in structural applications. In addition, Potirniche has coordinated the graduate program in his department and has been involved in college and departmental committees dealing with curriculum, bylaws and program accreditation. He was the recipient of the 2015 U of I Mid-Career Award. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Reminder: U of I is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for individuals who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. Learn more about tobacco cessation resources.
 

Join the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook Group

Want to engage with audiences and peers online? Visit the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook page. This closed group is managed by the University Communications and Marketing Office, with support from members of Staff Council. It is intended to help U of I employees engage with each other and stay informed about activities on campus.

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Actions Taken Pursuant to COVID-19 Emergency Response

On March 20, 2020, President Scott Green adopted temporary emergency policy FSH 6990 COVID-19 Emergency Response. President Green adopted the policy to allow the university to modify its operations in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 crisis. The policy is effective immediately and will remain in effect for 180 days unless withdrawn by the president prior to the end of the term. Actions taken pursuant to the policy will be published on the COVID-19 website and notice of the actions will be published in the Register. Read about actions approved under FSH 6990.
 

Finalists for VP of Research and Economic Development are Being Invited to Campus

The search for the Vice President of Research and Economic Development is progressing and finalists are being invited to campus. While small groups may be pulled together on-site, all meetings will have online access for those involved to ensure we maintain safety protocols. Watch for more information on these visits, which will begin as soon as Wednesday, June 17, and carry into the week of June 22. Travel plans are in progress.
 

Presidential Initiative on Water and Sustainability

U of I is in the early stages of establishing a university-wide Sustainability Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to foster new research and collaborative activity in sustainability, broadly defined, and to begin the process of defining the portfolio of sustainability research occurring within the University of Idaho. This initial effort will begin to define the portfolio related to research on water, water resources and sustainability. Proposals are invited to further the development of research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines that pertain to this focus area. Learn more.
 

Student Recreation Center Reopens Today

The Student Recreation Center will reopen today, June 8, with restrictions, to a limited number of patrons and with limited hours. These protocols are subject to change based on the availability of supplies and if there are no significant increases in COVID-19 cases in the region. Learn more about SRC safety protocols, hours and memberships. Email srcmemberships@uidaho.edu with questions about membership. Email vineyard@uidaho.edu with questions about protocols.
 

Campus Surplus is Open on a Limited Basis

Campus Surplus has reopened on a limited basis. The University Surplus operation is a part of the Recycling Surplus and Solid Waste Division. Surplus manages the auction and sale of university assets that are no longer in active use. Learn more.
 

Have a Cup of Joe with Dan Bukvich Tomorrow

Grab your coffee and settle in for a virtual talk with music Professor Dan Bukvich, 4-5 p.m. tomorrow, June 9. Bukvich joined the faculty in 1977, and he travels throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and East Asia as a guest composer, conductor and percussionist. His musical compositions and arrangements are performed by orchestras, choirs, bands, soloists, chamber groups and jazz groups around the world. Register online.
 

Register for the Focusing on Your Well-Being During Uncertainty Workshop Scheduled for June 11

Attend a virtual workshop about focusing on well-being during uncertainty and transition 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 11. Participants will define well-being, learn tips to enhance their mental, physical and social well-being and brainstorm ways to prioritize well-being as we transition into a new normal. Register online.
 

Pitkin End-of-Season Tree/Shrub Seedling Sale is June 12-13

The U of I Pitkin Forest Nursery's Arbor Day Celebration has been rescheduled to Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13. The end-of-season tree/shrub seedling sale will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at the Pitkin Nursery at Parker Farm, east of Moscow on Highway 8. Larger tree and shrub seedlings will be available for sale in one-gallon pots and smaller seedlings will be available in quantities of five or more. Payment can be made by credit card or check. See the Pitkin Nursery catalog for a list of species grown at the nursery. Availability will be based on current inventory.
 

Deadline for Taking FY20 Voluntary Furlough for 12-Month Employees is June 13

Saturday, June 13, is the last day for 12-month employees to take voluntary furlough hours for FY20. The last day for nine-month employees to take voluntary furlough hours was May 16. Learn more.
 

Faculty Asked to RSVP for Aug. 1 Commencement by June 15

Faculty members are invited to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020 during a special Summer Commencement Ceremony 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Due to the timing of the ceremony, as well as logistics surrounding COVID-19, faculty members who plan on attending are asked to RSVP on Eventbrite by Monday, June 15.
 

Apply to the NSF, Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Limited Submission Funding Opportunity by June 22

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the NSF, Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections limited submission funding opportunity with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, June 22. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

U of I Offers Support to Apply for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Awards

The University of Idaho offers support to faculty members interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. To learn more, listen to the archived webinar “The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: What's New for 2021-2022.” View the 2021-22 Fulbright Faculty Scholar Catalog and read the Blog, “5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Application.” Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic serve as Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar liaisons for the university. On Friday, June 19, they will host an “Overview of the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program,” 10:30-11 a.m. via Zoom; as well as 20-minute individual virtual sessions, from 11 a.m. to noon. The deadline for Fulbright awards beginning in fall 2021 is Tuesday, Sept. 15. To RSVP for a 20-minute meeting on June 19, email Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic with your preferred times. If this day or time does not work for you, send an email with your preferred time and they will try to accommodate a Zoom meeting.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
COVID-19 Facebook Live: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Online
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
Wine Down Wednesday with Huston Vineyards: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Online
Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night with the Curb: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Online
Moscow Drive-In featuring ‘Shrek:’ 8-10 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot

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Featured Stories

Recreating the Neighborhood

Fred Rogers was an inspiration to many, starring on PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” for 33 years. In November 2019, a new biographical drama, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” opened in theaters nationwide, and while the trailer noted that “It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness,” it took a much larger team to recreate the classic TV set and the beloved “Neighborhood of Make-Believe.” Deborah Hertzberg was a member of that team. Read more.

News Releases

‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured During U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

University of Idaho volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, melted blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. The research could provide insights into modeling lava flows and ensuring human safety during eruptions. The paper was published this week in the Bulletin of Volcanology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Read more.
 

U of I Theatre Arts Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors, Transfer Students

The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is calling high school seniors and transfer students with an interest in theatre to create a short video for a chance to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2020. Students with an interest in acting, design, stage management, directing and writing are encouraged to apply by submitting a two- to three-minute video showcasing their talent and passion for theatre. Read more.
 

IGEM Grant Funds Project to Help Nursing Mothers Navigate Food Intolerances

A Meridian scientist and entrepreneur will work with University of Idaho researchers to perfect a simple home test to help breastfeeding mothers avoid allergic reactions by their infants. Read more.
 

First Wood Column Set as ICCU Arena Takes Shape at U of I

A 90-ton crane sits just outside the concrete footprint of what will be the Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena on the University of Idaho Moscow campus. Read more.
 

Four from Magic Valley Selected by U of I as 2020 Chobani Scholars

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has chosen the next four Chobani Scholars to enroll in classes next fall. They are the second group of high school graduates who will receive $20,000 each from the company to support their pursuit of a four-year degree. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Research Needed for Management of Invasive Weed, Mayweed Chamomile

Subodh Adhikari and Sanford Eigenbrode from the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology and Washington State University’s Ian Burke provide a path toward improving the management of an aggressive invasive weed from Eurasia, Mayweed chamomile. After studying past research on the weed, the Landscapes in Transitions team suggests that scientists must identify how the weed invaded successfully, its genetic diversity, approaches to improve its management in traditional and new more diversified cereal-based production systems, and measures to avoid the development of herbicide resistance in the weed.
 

Lil Alessa Discusses COVID-19 Disinformation on The Vandal Theory

Is fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic really that damaging? Lil Alessa discusses people's responses to disinformation during the epidemic on The Vandal Theory podcast. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Help Promote Researchers in the News

Help share U of I research with the public. Faculty members who have an upcoming journal publication and think their research is newsworthy may contact either UCM Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper or their college's marketing and communications manager. There may be interest in publicizing the work with a press release, social media, etc. Please reach out soon after a paper has been accepted and before publication.

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Actions Taken Pursuant to COVID-19 Emergency Response

On March 20, 2020, President Scott Green adopted temporary emergency policy FSH 6990 COVID-19 Emergency Response. President Green adopted the policy to allow the university to modify its operations in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 crisis. The policy is effective immediately and will remain in effect for 180 days unless withdrawn by the president prior to the end of the term. Actions taken pursuant to the policy will be published on the COVID-19 website and notice of the actions will be published in the Register. Read about actions approved under FSH 6990.
 

Presidential Initiative on Water and Sustainability

U of I is in the early stages of establishing a university-wide Sustainability Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to foster new research and collaborative activity in sustainability, broadly defined, and to begin the process of defining the portfolio of sustainability research occurring within the University of Idaho. This initial effort will begin to define the portfolio related to research on water, water resources and sustainability. Proposals are invited to further the development of research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines that pertain to this focus area. Learn more.
 

Campus Mail Resumes Daily Departmental Deliveries Today

Beginning today, June 1, Campus Mail, upon request, will offer daily mail delivery to campus departments. Email campusmail@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-7011 to request daily delivery.
 

Campus Surplus Reopens on a Limited Basis

Campus Surplus has received permission to reopen on a limited basis beginning today, June 1. Learn more.
 

Idaho Matters to Interview Project ECHO Today

Project ECHO’s Director, Lachelle Smith, will be interviewed alongside ECHO-attendee Dr. Ann Lima (Orofino) on Boise State Public Radio’s news show, Idaho Matters, at 11:15 a.m. today, June 1. Project ECHO is part of Idaho’s WWAMI Medical Education Program and uses video conferencing to connect community providers across the state with specialists in regular, real-time collaborative sessions. Host and U of I alumna Gemma Gaudette will talk with Smith and Dr. Lima about health disparities in rural Idaho communities and the success of ECHO’s COVID-19 program. Tune in live or, if you’re outside of the listening area, download the podcast.  
 

NSF Implements New Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

Beginning today, June 1, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. NSF has delayed the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of NSF proposals until Oct. 5. Proposers must continue to format these documents in accordance with PAPPG requirements — see PAPPG sections II.C.2.f and II.C.2.h. Read more.
 

Vandal Giving Day 2020 Starts Tomorrow

Starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow, June 2, the Vandal Family will celebrate our hardworking students by raising funds for scholarships and other resources to aid them in returning to U of I this fall. There's still time to sign up to be an ambassador. Follow along at vandalsgive.uidaho.edu and on social media using #VandalsGive. 
 

‘ASCEND’ Hub Short Course Helps Bridge Gaps in Commercialization for Biomedical Researchers; Register by Tomorrow

Join the Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development (ASCEND) hub 2-4 p.m. Mountain time on June 3, 10, 17 and 24. These online discussions will give biomedical researchers the opportunities to learn, practice and apply various key skills in the commercialization process, such as raising capital, best networking and marketing practices and more. The discussions are part of a series of webinars from ASCEND, a regional technology transfer accelerator hub that increases the entrepreneurship and commercialization of basic medical science in the Mountain West states including Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. Learn more and register by tomorrow, June 2. Contact U of I’s Office of Technology Transfer Director Jeremy Tamsen for more information. 
 

Virtual Q&A with Torrey Lawrence is June 3

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12, via Zoom. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event, or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Learn more.
 

FY21 Automated Salary Agreements and Letters are Available in VandalWeb; Accept by June 5

Automated annual contract renewal, salary agreements and letters for all permanent employees continuing into FY21 at the University of Idaho are available via VandalWeb and must be acknowledged/accepted in the system no later than Friday, June 5. This process applies to all U of I employees except temporary help employees, temporary faculty, graduate assistants and other student-affiliated employees. Within at least 36 hours of acknowledging/accepting their document, employees will receive a PDF copy by email. Questions about the electronic system can be directed to hr-salary@uidaho.edu for staff and provost@uidaho.edu for faculty. The automated salary agreements and letters are located in VandalWeb > Employees > Employee Information > Salary Agreements.
 

Student Recreation Center to Reopen June 8

The Student Recreation Center will plan to open Monday, June 8, with restrictions, to a limited number of patrons and with limited hours. Protocols are subject to change based on the availability of supplies and if there are no significant increases in COVID-19 cases in the region. Learn more about SRC safety protocols, hours and memberships. Email srcmemberships@uidaho.edu with questions about membership. Email vineyard@uidaho.edu with questions about protocols.


Remote Summer Boot Camp Registration is Open; Camp Dates are June 8-12

Participate in the Remote Summer Boot Camp – Computing, Data and Visualization – June 8-12. Workshops in software carpentry and introductions to computational modeling and data science tools will include hands-on programming using R, Python, bash and git, as well as a seminar series and discussion panel. No prior knowledge of the tools to be presented is needed. The boot camp is hosted by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Collaborative Computing Center in collaboration with the CAES universities: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming. Learn more and register.
 

Register for the Focusing on Your Well-Being During Uncertainty Workshop Scheduled for June 11

Attend a virtual workshop about focusing on well-being during uncertainty and transition 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 11. Participants will define well-being, learn tips to enhance their mental, physical and social well-being and brainstorm ways to prioritize well-being as we transition into a new normal. Register online.
 

Deadline for Taking FY20 Voluntary Furlough

Saturday, June 13, is the last day for 12-month employees to take voluntary furlough hours for FY20. The last day for nine-month employees to take voluntary furlough hours was May 16. Learn more.
 

Faculty Asked to RSVP for Aug. 1 Commencement by June 15

Faculty members are invited to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020 during a special Summer Commencement ceremony 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Due to the timing of the ceremony, as well as logistics surrounding COVID-19, faculty members who plan on attending are asked to RSVP on Eventbrite by Monday, June 15.
 

Apply to the NSF INCLUDES Funding Opportunity by June 15

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the National Science Foundation Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) limited submission funding opportunity with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, June 15. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to this limited submission funding opportunity, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

U of I Offers Support to Apply for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Awards

The University of Idaho offers support to faculty members interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. To learn more, listen to the archived webinar “The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: What's New for 2021-2022.” This webinar is designed to highlight new Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year. View the newly released 2021-22 Fulbright Faculty Scholar Catalog and read the Blog, “5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Application.” Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic serve as Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar liaisons for the university. They will host the following events on Friday, June 19: Overview of the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar Program, 10:30-11 a.m. via Zoom; and 20-minute individual virtual sessions, 11 a.m. to noon. The deadline for Fulbright awards beginning in the fall of 2021 is Tuesday, Sept. 15. To RSVP for a 20-minute meeting on June 19, email Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic with your preferred times. If this day or time does not work for you, send an email with your preferred time and they will try to accommodate a Zoom meeting. 
 

Shape Your Future by Responding to the Census; Latah County Outpacing State and Nation with Responses

There is still time to shape your future by responding to the Census count on population at 2020census.gov. As of May 27, Latah County’s self-response rate was 63.6%, outpacing Idaho's rate of 62.5% and the nation’s number of 60.2%. The 2010 Census final self-response rate in Latah County was 65.8%, so Census staff is hopeful and confident that the current response will surpass that of a decade ago despite the coronavirus pandemic. See response rates and encourage family and friends to participate. The Census determines how much federal funding flows into local communities for roads, schools and other critical needs along with government representation. The Census can also be filled out by mail or by calling 844-330-2020. Residents should mark themselves as living in the community where they have been residing the most this year, not where they were physically located on April 1, Census Day. In mid-March, most households received an invitation in the mail to respond to the Census, followed by reminders and a paper questionnaire. Census takers are scheduled to visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census beginning in August. The last day to respond to the Census is Saturday, Oct. 31.
 

Beware of COVID-19 Cyber Attacks

Cyber criminals continue to exploit the coronavirus pandemic and current events for malicious purposes. The FBI has reported a significant increase in attacks and warned that nation states and criminals are targeting organizations conducting medical research related to the virus. Phishing messages with links to fake video conference meetings have also been seen in higher numbers. Report malicious emails using the “Report Phish” button in Outlook. Send other presumed scams to security@uidaho.edu. Learn more.
 

Faculty Success Seminars Conclude – Resources Now Available

The Office of Research and Faculty Development has completed the 2019-20 academic year of Faculty Success Seminars. See the schedule. Recordings and presentations for each seminar are now available online. Use your U of I credentials to log in to view the resources.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Wildlife Management for Landowners: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parking lot 108
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:20-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
Virtual Cooking Class No. 3 with Ampersand Oil and Vinegar Taphouse: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Online
Moscow Drive-In featuring ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ (2018): 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Stories

Purveyor of Fine Print

Dan LaHann loves to learn new things. He has taken courses at the University of Idaho almost every year for more than two decades. In that time, he earned B.A. degrees in finance and human relations, as well as a master’s degree in public administration — all from U of I. LaHann’s passion for continuous learning is critical to his success as compliance coordinator for Office of Research and Economic Development's Office of Research Assurances. Read more.

News Releases

U of I Professor to Lead $2.7 Million Grant to Support Math Learning in Rural Districts

A University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty member has secured a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant to establish and study online professional development for math coaches in rural school districts. Julie Amador will lead the collaboration between U of I and University of Rochester in New York. The same team spent the past four years researching how to provide professional support for middle school teachers in rural areas. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Bruce Haglund Recognized with Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award

Bruce Haglund, distinguished professor of Architecture in the College of Art and Architecture, has been recognized with the 2020 ASES Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award. The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) established this award to recognize leaders in the fields of architecture and design who have made contributions related to the use of solar, low-energy and sustainable design strategies. Haglund received the award for his “outstanding leadership in solar architecture and design and influencing generations of design professionals to improve and advance the field.” Haglund will be recognized during a virtual conference on Wednesday, June 24.
 

A Rural Look at COVID-19 on The Vandal Theory

Broadband access. Hospital availability. Population densities. Lorie Higgins talks about how rural communities have different challenges than urban areas when combating COVID-19 on The Vandal Theory podcast. Learn more.
 

Daniel Cronan Receives Faculty Excellence and Development Award

Daniel Cronan, assistant professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Art and Architecture, has been named the recipient of the 13th annual Paul G. Windley Faculty Excellence and Development Award. This $1,000 award recognizes three consecutive years of excellence in faculty scholarship in CAA and provides support for continuing scholarly activities in written research and dissemination. Cronan submitted the project, “GeoDesign Landscape Architecture Studio,” a proposal to support a research project that will inform his design studio course.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Join the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook Group

Want to engage with audiences and peers online? Visit the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook page. This closed group is managed by the University Communications and Marketing Office, with support from members of Staff Council. It is intended to help U of I employees engage with each other and stay informed about activities on campus.
 

Create a Branded U of I Signature with the Email Signature Generator

The U of I Brand Resource Center is full of tools to implement our brand, which defines who we are, who we serve and how we project the best of ourselves and our university to the world. An easy, yet impactful, place to start is with email signatures. Just fill out a form and the Email Signature Generator will create a sharp, on-brand signature for emails. Create your signature.

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May 25-31, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Looking Back and Looking Ahead is Tomorrow

Reflect on what we’ve learned this semester and how that can inform what we do next, no matter what “next” might look like, during a virtual session 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, May 26. During this session, faculty innovations and evidence-based practices will be presented to offer an inventory of tips, tools and techniques to support successful teaching and learning across all instructional modalities. Look back on what has worked and what hasn’t and think about how we can use what we have learned to prepare, flexibly, for fall. Register online.
 

Learn More About Vandal Kids Camp Tomorrow

Vandal Kids Camp is a full week summer camp that offers a safe environment for kids ages 6-12 at the Student Recreation Center. Activities include rock climbing, outdoor adventure, multi-sports, stunts and swimming. Learn more about the camp during a Zoom meeting 4 p.m. tomorrow, May 26. Email Katie Doman at kdoman@uidaho.edu to register.
 

Learn About Coping During COVID May 27

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is hosting the second installment of its Coping During COVID seminar series 11 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday, May 27, with a presentation by Idaho State University Sports Dietician Natalie Christensen. Christensen’s presentation, “Coping During COVID: Nutrition Wellness Through Mindful Eating,” will address how nutrition is interwoven into every aspect of wellness, and the ways we can be mindful about our food choices and relationships with food. Register online.
 

Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup is Available May 27

The Vandal Food Pantry cabinets are no longer available to community members and students. To keep food available for patrons, a curbside pickup will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, from the Bruce M. Pitman Center alleyway. Bags will be pre-packed, and patrons will be given bags based on their family size. There will be no substitutions on bags. Bags are packed based on recommendations from Feeding America.
 

Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff is May 27

A Green Dot Overview for faculty and staff will take place 3-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, via Zoom. The session will introduce the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. The program will help employees understand the expanded role of “bystander” and equip participants with skills to integrate this role into their job. Register online.
 

‘ASCEND’ in Times of Rapid Change Through Entrepreneurial Webinar is May 28

Join Nigel Sharp with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for a webinar 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to learn about how university faculty, postgraduates and students can benefit from an entrepreneurial mindset in times of rapid change. This presentation is one in a series of webinars from Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development (ASCEND), a regional technology transfer accelerator hub that increases the entrepreneurship and commercialization of basic medical science in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. Funds for the ASCEND hub were made possible by a Small Business Technology Transfer award (UT2GM130175) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Contact U of I Site Leader and Office of Technology Transfer Director Jeremy Tamsen for more information. Register online.
 

Think Open Fellowship Applications Due May 29

The 2020-21 Think Open Fellowship is accepting proposals from faculty and graduate students interested in transitioning an upcoming course to an Open or other low-cost textbook solution. Applications are open through Friday, May 29. Think Open Fellowships provide faculty and graduate students who commit to using Open or other low-cost resources a $1,200 award and the opportunity for intensive collaboration with the library. Fellows will work with the Open Education librarian to identify and create open educational resources that support their learning goals. Learn more.
 

‘A League of Their Own’ to be Shown at Moscow Drive-In May 29 and 30

The ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot is being turned into a drive-in movie theater and will show the film “A League of Their Own” (1992) at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Enter from Stadium Drive. Limited spots are available, so plan to arrive early. Gates open two hours before showtime. Learn more.
 

Upgrade to Zoom Version 5 by May 30

Zoom Version 5 client is available to upgrade for all operating systems including macOS, Windows, Android, iOS and Linux. It is recommended everyone upgrade their client on each OS they are using immediately. Zoom has made the upgrade mandatory on Saturday, May 30. If you have not updated, Zoom will prompt for confirmation before upgrading automatically. To update on macOS and Windows, open Zoom, click on your profile initials in the upper right corner, then click on “Check for Updates.” If the update is available, Zoom will download it and install it automatically.
 

Idaho Matters to Interview Project ECHO June 1

Project ECHO’s Director, Lachelle Smith, will be interviewed alongside ECHO-attendee Dr. Ann Lima (Orofino) on Boise State Public Radio’s news show, Idaho Matters, at 11:15 a.m. Monday, June 1. Project ECHO is part of Idaho’s WWAMI Medical Education Program and uses video conferencing to connect community providers across the state with specialists in regular, real-time collaborative sessions. Expected topics of discussion include health disparities in rural Idaho communities and the success of Project ECHO’s COVID-19 program. Tune in live or, if you’re outside of the listening area, download the podcast.  
 

Vandal Giving Day Ambassadors Needed June 2-3

Vandal Giving Day 2020 starts at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. With your help, this 2,020-minute online giving event will raise funds to aid our students with their return this fall, providing scholarships and additional resources as they continue their education at U of I. Sign up to be a Vandal Giving Day ambassador and spread the word to Vandals worldwide. Email marie@uidaho.edu or call 208-739-0477 with questions.
 

Register for a Virtual Cooking Class with Ampersand Oil & Vinegar Taphouse June 3

Attend the third cooking class in the series presented by Keely Garrity, a Vandal alumna and owner of the local Ampersand Oil & Vinegar Taphouse, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. During the session, prepare a gourmet meal as it is livestreamed from the Ampersand kitchen. The menu includes a Mexican chopped salad, street corn salsa, chicken or veggie fajitas and churro cake. Learn more and register online.
 

FY21 Automated Salary Agreements and Letters are Available in VandalWeb

Automated annual contract renewal, salary agreements and letters for all permanent employees continuing into FY21 at U of I are available via VandalWeb and must be acknowledged/accepted in the system no later than Friday, June 5. This process applies to all employees except temporary help employees, temporary faculty, graduate assistants and other student-affiliated employees. Within at least 36 hours of acknowledging/accepting their document, employees will receive a PDF copy by email. Questions about the electronic system can be directed to hr-salary@uidaho.edu for staff and provost@uidaho.edu for faculty. The automated salary agreements and letters are located in VandalWeb > Employees > Employee Information > Salary Agreements.
 

Faculty Asked to RSVP for Aug. 1 Commencement by June 15

Faculty members are invited to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020 during a special Summer Commencement Ceremony 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Due to the timing of the ceremony, as well as logistics surrounding COVID-19, faculty members who plan on attending are asked to RSVP on Eventbrite by Monday, June 15.
 

Remote Summer Boot Camp Registration is Open

Participate in the Remote Summer Boot Camp — Computing, Data and Visualization — June 8-12. Workshops will be offered in software carpentry and introductions to computational modeling and data science tools will include hands-on programming using R, Python, bash and git. There will also be a seminar series and discussion panel. No prior knowledge of the tools to be presented is needed. The boot camp is hosted by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Collaborative Computing Center in collaboration with the CAES universities: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming. Learn more and register.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session I Alternative Six-Week Classes Begin: Tuesday
Develop Your Career with NASA DEVELOP: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Online
Don't Corona My Cash!: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Online via Zoom
Cup of Joe with Temple Kinyon: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Develop Your Career with NASA DEVELOP: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Online
Vandal Ventures Webinar: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
Don't Corona My Cash!: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom
QPR Suicide Prevention Training: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

Maps for the Military

The U.S. Department of Defense manages more than 500 installations across the continental U.S. — which may be important for certain elusive animals. Secretive marsh birds are the hide-and-seek champions of wetlands. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

CALS Doctoral Student Receives Award to Create Educator and Scientist Toolkit

Natasha Wingerter, a doctoral student in the Water Resources Graduate Program, was awarded a 2020 Fellowship with the Center Advancing Research Impact in Society to create a toolbox for scientists and educators to co-create high-quality non-formal learning experiences. She recently discussed an exercise from the toolbox during an American Fisheries Society virtual conference talk titled “The Science Selfie: How to Reframe Your Elevator Speech to Address Social Stereotypes.”
 

U of I Researchers Chase Balls of Moss Called ‘Glacier Mice’ Across Alaska Glacier

Glacier moss balls — nicknamed “glacier mice” — are globs of dirt and moss found on glaciers and important habitat for invertebrates to colonize. Department of Geological Sciences’s Tim Bartholomaus and Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences’s Sophie Gilbert teamed up with Washington State University to study these rolling stones on Root Glacier in Alaska. They found the mice move an average of 2.5 centimeters a day in a herd-like fashion, but their movement doesn’t coincide with prevailing winds, downslope or sun angle. See the story NPR wrote about the project.

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May 22, 2020
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Faculty and Staff News

Take the UCM Internal Survey

University Communications and Marketing is always looking for ways to improve communication across the university. We are conducting a regularly-scheduled survey to collect data from U of I faculty and staff about the effectiveness of existing communication methods and to identify ways to improve communication. The survey is confidential and should take about 15 minutes to complete. Take the survey, which closes Monday, May 25.
 

Looking Back and Looking Ahead is May 26

Reflect on what we’ve learned this semester and how that can inform what we do next, no matter what “next” might look like, during a virtual session 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. During this session, faculty innovations and evidence-based practices will be presented to offer an inventory of tips, tools and techniques to support successful teaching and learning across all instructional modalities. Look back on what has worked and what hasn’t and think about how we can use what we have learned to prepare, flexibly, for fall. Register online.
 

Learn About Coping During COVID May 27

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is hosting the second installment of its Coping During COVID seminar series 11 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday, May 27, with a presentation by Idaho State University Sports Dietician Natalie Christensen. Christensen’s presentation, “Coping During COVID: Nutrition Wellness Through Mindful Eating,” will address how nutrition is interwoven into every aspect of wellness, and the ways we can be mindful about our food choices and relationships with food. Register online.
 

NSF CAREER Assistance is Available; Deadline to Apply is July 27

The deadline for early career faculty applying to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award, the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), is Monday, July 27. The Research and Faculty Development team’s proposal development specialists will work with faculty to develop a competitive proposal, from contacting program officers to crafting a biosketch and reviewing/editing proposal documents — excluding the budget. They have resources to help develop sections such as broader impacts, education plans and evaluation tools. They also have templates, checklists, guides, webinars and more to share. The team’s services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete a Request Service ticket to make a request.
 

Apply for NEH Funding Opportunity by Sept. 23

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends limited submission funding opportunity with a notice of intent deadline of Wednesday, Sept. 23. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to the funding opportunity, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Outdoor Rental Center is Accepting Equipment Reservations

The Outdoor Rental Center is accepting reservations for equipment. Advanced reservations are required. Rental pickup and drop-off are curbside only. See the rental equipment. Contact 208-885-6170 or stownsend@uidaho.edu to make a reservation. Payment is due upon pickup.

Today's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Safe Zone Training: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Family Paint Night: 6-7 p.m., Online

Weekend

Moscow Drive-In Featuring “Mean Girls:” 8-10 p.m. Saturday, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot

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Featured Stories

Student COVID-19 Testimonies

Students in Hal Foster’s media writing class wrote essays about how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.

News Releases

University of Idaho Announces Dean of College of Art and Architecture

Shauna Corry has been named dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture. Corry has served as term dean of the college since 2016. Corry has been a professor of interior design at U of I since 2001. She came to the university from North Dakota State University, where she taught for 10 years. Corry earned her bachelor’s degree in housing and interiors from Utah State University and a master’s with an interiors emphasis and an interdisciplinary doctorate focusing on environment and behavior from Washington State University. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Faculty Member Receives Grant to Improve Rural Math Education 

Julie Amador, an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was awarded a National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-12 grant, which seeks to enhance STEM learning in PreK-12 students through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. The grant will provide $2.7 million over the next four years. Amador will lead the collaboration between University of Idaho and University of Rochester. The team will study online models to support mathematics coaches in rural school districts across the country.
 

U of I Faculty Publish Potato Production Systems Textbook

Congratulations to the 22 current and emeritus faculty members in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who contributed to the publication of “Potato Production Systems,” recently published by Springer Publishing. This textbook spans all aspects of potato production, pest and planting management, storage and marketing. This complete guide to potato production is a valuable tool for researchers, Extension specialists, students and farm managers.