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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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Jan. 27, 2021
All events are free, located on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Deadline for Dr. Art Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award Submissions Is Jan. 29

The deadline for submissions for the Dr. Art Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award is Friday, Jan. 29. One $4,000 award is given annually to a U of I faculty member. The award may go to tenured, tenure-track, clinical or full-time adjunct/instructors/lecturers who have completed a minimum of three years at the university. The faculty member can only receive the award once during their employment at the university. One $4,000 award is given annually to a U of I staff member. Staff must be full-time and have worked a minimum of three years for the university. The staff member can only receive the award once during their employment at the university. Submit award nominations and supporting letters electronically to Mykel Johnson at majohnson@uidaho.edu.  
 

Register for the Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is open for the spring University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program. Workshops begin Tuesday, Feb. 2, via Zoom. Learn more about the program and register.
 

Library Spring Workshop Series Begins Feb. 3

The library’s spring workshop series begins 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, via Zoom, with “Accessing Idaho’s Past: Introduction to Research and History in U of I Special Collections.” Participants will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives. Other sessions will cover topics ranging from Canva graphic design to web mapping. Register for the Feb. 3 workshop and see the upcoming events schedule. See past events and other workshop resources.
 

Attend a Vandal Ski Day

Join University of Idaho Alumni Association board members and local chapter leaders at several ski hills during Vandal Ski Days, starting Saturday, Feb. 6. Share your day on the slopes by using #VandalSkiDay and tag @uidahoalumni on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win prizes. Learn more.
 

Supervisory Excellence Program Resources Are Available

Check out the Supervisory Excellence Program Quick Starts for easy access to resources including topics like giving feedback and coaching, leading teams, building employee engagement and on-boarding new employees. Learn about what works when working with people, get tips, review videos and practice the skills you’ve learned at your own pace.
 

Learn More About the P3 – R1 Grant Matching Program

The university will be investing $3 million of institutional funds annually from the Public-Private Partnership related to the university energy infrastructure into postdoctoral scholar support and doctoral research assistantships. The purpose of these investments is to incentivize activities that will increase production of doctoral graduates from the university and increase external research funding. These investments will be deployed as a match for externally funded endowed fellowships, strategic initiatives and through a matching program for external research grants awarded to faculty PIs. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Deadline to Add Semester Classes or Adjust Credits
Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduation Without Late Fee
Deadline to Change to Pass/Fail Option
Deadline to Drop or Audit Semester Classes Without W
Deadline to Submit Idaho Residency Applications
Last Day to Receive Refund of Tuition and Fees
Spring Financial Aid Census
Supporting Students in Distress: 11 a.m. to noon, Online via Zoom
Supporting Food Insecure Students: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Faculty Success Seminar: Funding Research and Scholarly Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Freshstart Nicotine Cessation Open Session: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom

Thursday

Head-to-Head Air Hockey Tournament: 1-3 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Webinar by Jeremy Tamsen on Intellectual Property: 1-2 p.m., Online via Zoom
St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Series: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom
Diverse Dialogues No. 2 – “Why Should You Call Me Doctor? The Importance of Academic Titles:” 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Thirsty Thursday Trivia Night: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Finding Your Zoom Zen: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom

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

In Memoriam

Janice ‘Jan’ Elizabeth Pitkin

Janice “Jan” Elizabeth Pitkin passed away Jan. 21 at her home in Moscow. Jan worked at the University of Idaho in the News Bureau before transferring to the Department of Plant, Soils and Entomological Sciences where she worked for almost 16 years. She later transferred to the College of Natural Resources in the Department of Forest Products for another 10 years. Read Jan’s obituary.
 

James Edward Calvert Jr.

James Edward Calvert Jr. passed away Jan. 21. James joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Idaho in 1967. He was a dedicated teacher and mentor and was known for his work to prepare future elementary teachers and computer scientists. While serving as chair of the Math Department for 11 years, he created the innovative Pólya Math Learning Center to support students. Read James’ obituary.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Latest Book by Ron McFarland Focuses on Fishing

The latest book by retired English professor Ron McFarland is a collection of poems, essays and stories about McFarland’s fishing experiences from Idaho’s lakes and streams to the Florida coast. “Professor McFarland in Reel Time” was published by A Word with You Press and is available at BookPeople of Moscow and online. McFarland, a professor emeritus, began teaching at U of I in 1970.
 

Wu Receives USDA Grant for Green Nitrogen Fertilizer Manufacturing

Chemical and Biological Engineering Assistant Professor Sarah (Xiao) Wu received a grant for nearly $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further her research using liquid-phase plasma to produce green nitrogen fertilizer. The most common nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing process is the Haber-Bosch process, which has significant environmental consequences, including emitting a large quantity of greenhouse gases. Wu’s research would provide a viable alternative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as reliance on fossil fuels through liquid-phase plasma discharge technology. The process does not rely on natural gas and uses only air and water. It also does not require catalysts to boost chemical reaction. Read more.

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Jan. 26, 2021
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Spring Semester Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Start Tomorrow

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host five Q&A conversations with faculty and staff this spring from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is scheduled for alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 4, March 3, April 1 and April 28. 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. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the Zoom meeting. The waiting room is enabled. Learn more.
 

Learn About Funding Research and Scholarly Work in the Humanities Tomorrow

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 27, via Zoom, for the Faculty Success Seminar Series. Learn about finding and applying for funding in the humanities and social sciences. Explore specific funders such as Guggenheim, Fulbright, Whiting, National Endowment for the Humanities, Idaho Humanities Council and others. Participants will also learn about how the Office of Research and Faculty Development can support grant readiness and proposal submission. Jenn Ladino, professor of English, will share her experiences obtaining funding from the National Science Foundation and other sponsors, and answer questions.
 

Jeremy Tamsen to Discuss Intellectual Property Jan. 28

Jeremy Tamsen, director of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), will present a webinar on “Filing Invention Disclosures to Identify and Protect Intellectual Property” 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, via Zoom. This presentation will describe how filing an invention disclosure with OTT starts an evaluation process that can lead to a patent application, copyright registration or other form of intellectual property protection. Attend this session to learn more about the invention disclosure process and to understand when to submit a disclosure. The webinar is part of a series hosted by ASCEND and will be posted online after the presentation for later viewing. Register online.
 

Protect High-Risk University Electronic Data

Data Privacy Day is Thursday, Jan. 28. You might think that it is the job of ITS to protect the university’s electronic data — and you would be partially right. All Vandals have a critical role in protecting university data. It is particularly important that everyone understand their responsibilities, especially around high-risk data such as health information, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and bank or credit account numbers. Learn more.
 

Library Acquires Aerial Imagery Data for U of I Research Areas

The library recently purchased 2019 30-centimeter natural color and color infrared aerial imagery for Taylor Ranch, Rinker Rock Creek Ranch, McCall Outdoor Science School and the U of I Experimental Forest to support teaching, research and operations. These 2019 data are accessible from the licensed digital georeferenced aerial imagery collection using a NetID. Additional data layers for previous years and geographic locations are available by exploring all items in the collection. Contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS librarian, with questions.

Today’s Events

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

How to Shake Financial Numbness: Noon to 1 p.m., Online via Zoom
SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Via Breastfeeding: Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Wednesday

Deadline to Add Semester Classes or Adjust Credits
Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduation Without Late Fee
Deadline to Change to Pass/Fail Option
Deadline to Drop or Audit Semester Classes Without W
Deadline to Submit Idaho Residency Applications
Last Day to Receive Refund of Tuition and Fees
Spring Financial Aid Census
Supporting Students in Distress: 11 a.m. to noon, Online via Zoom
Supporting Food Insecure Students: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Freshstart Nicotine Cessation Open Session: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom

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

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Researchers Publish Findings on Consequences of Ventenata to Native Bunchgrasses

A research article by U of I Research Specialist Lisa Jones, Professor Tim Prather and alumnus Cleve Davis was recently published in the Invasive Plant Science and Management journal. The article describes the patterns of the annual grass ventenata and its infestation of Palouse prairie and canyon grasslands of North Idaho over the past 30 years. The study revealed that ventenata was the dominant invasive species in these ecoregions, and it may be contributing to native species declines and possible local species extinctions, particularly of desirable native bunchgrasses. This research will assist with management efforts such as detection, monitoring and treatment of infestations. Findings may also foreshadow what will happen in the sagebrush steppe and Great Plains, expansive areas that provide critical value to humans and native biodiversity, where ventenata recently became established.

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Employee Announcements

Faculty Can Delay Promotion, Tenure Due to COVID-19

Faculty who are scheduled to go up for promotion and/or tenure Fall 2021 or later can request a one-year delay due to COVID-19 disruptions. The deadline to request this delay is Monday, March 15. Submit your request online.

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Freshstart Vaping and Nicotine Cessation Program Open Session Is Jan. 27

Looking to kick your vaping or nicotine habit? Register online for the first Freshstart open group session, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Freshstart is a four-part group nicotine cessation program to help participants increase their motivation to quit, learn effective approaches for quitting and guide successful quit attempts. One-on-one sessions are also available. Email aod@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Learn About Cooperative Education This Week

Learn more about the Co-op Program and hear from students who recently completed their co-op experiences during virtual sessions 4-5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 28.
 

U&I Give Is Accepting Applications for Spring Crowdfunding

U&I Give is accepting applications for the spring crowdfunding cycle. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 29. Campaigns will run from Tuesday, Feb. 16, through Tuesday, March 9. Learn more and apply.
 

Register for the Spring U of I Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is open for the spring University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program. Workshops begin Tuesday, Feb. 2, via Zoom. Learn more about the program and register.
 

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Are Available; Deadline Is Feb. 8

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development requests notice of intent to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunities with an upcoming notice of intent deadline of Monday, Feb. 8: USDA NIFA Equipment Grant Program; and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Commercialization Initiation Program. 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 InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Seeking University Events Council Meeting Feedback

Thank you to all who attended the university-wide Events Council Meeting. Your time is appreciated, and the feedback you provided is valued. Your feedback is sought regarding the initial meeting on Jan. 11. Sub-committee selection and feedback can be provided online. The session was recorded and is available online.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Services Are Available

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. The clinic is at the corner of University Avenue and Ash Street. Call 208-885-6693 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in services are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Free Traction Pull-Over Program Is Available for Employees

In an effort to reduce weather-related slips and falls this winter, Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety have a limited number of footwear traction devices available free of charge to University of Idaho employees on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the I-Safety website for instructions on how and where to get your pair.

Today’s Events

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

Grocery Store Tour – Plant-Based Shopping: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op
LGBTQA Family Game Night: 6:30-8 p.m., Online via Zoom

Tuesday

How to Shake Financial Numbness: Noon to 1 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center

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

Featured Story

Glacier Surge in Alaska

How do you “listen” to water under a glacier? Chris Miele used seismic tools to understand water flow under Alaska’s Turner Glacier, which may provide insights on how climate change will influence the world’s glaciers. Learn more.

News Releases

U of I Political Science Department Receives $1 Million for Endowed Professorship

University of Idaho students interested in learning about East Asian politics and economics will have a new course of study beginning in 2022, thanks to a $1 million endowment from an alumnus and former student body vice president. The endowment will yield its first payment in July. The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences plans to interview candidates for the tenure-track assistant professorship — called the Thomas Slayton Endowed Professorship for East Asian Politics — to fill the post by Fall 2022. Read more.
 

U of I Presents Virtual Reading of ‘Her Sister’

What happens to those whose stories are never told? The play “Her Sister” explores identity in the face of loss and meaning in suffering though the mind and memory of Margot Frank, the older sister of perhaps the most famous Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. Written by Kendra Phillips, a Master of Fine Arts playwriting candidate, “Her Sister” will be performed as a staged reading as part of “First Bite,” a new play workshop series by the Department of Theatre Arts. Free virtual readings of “Her Sister” are at 6 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and 2 p.m. Jan 31. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 17 Is Tomorrow

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 17 is 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 26, via Zoom. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are on the Faculty Senate website. View the talking points from Meeting No. 16.

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Register by Jan. 24 for MLK Jr. Day of Service

Join in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit of service and peace with the virtual MLK Jr. Day of Service, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 30. Register online by midnight Sunday, Jan. 24.
 

Learn About the Avista Energy Research Initiative Jan. 26

Avista Research and Development Administrator Randy Gnaedinger will discuss Avista’s Energy Research (AER) Initiative for 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, via Zoom. Gnaedinger will present the AER Initiative, explain the request for proposal process and timeline, review previously funded projects and answer questions. This informational session is open to all faculty members considering submitting a proposal to this year’s AER Initiative, a limited submission process. To complete and submit a notice of intent and concept paper for this internal competition — with a deadline of Monday, Feb. 8 — visit the InfoReady Review homepage and select the Avista competition from the table.
 

Learn About ‘The Importance of Academic Titles’ Jan. 28

Learn about “The Importance of Academic Titles” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, via Zoom. Panelists of diverse backgrounds from three different institutions of higher education will share their thoughts on the importance of academic titles, diverse representation in higher education, the role of gender in academia and student-professor interactions. This is the second event in the “Diverse Dialogues: Issues of Equity and Education” speaker series, which is hosted by the Working Group on Equity and Social Justice in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Register online.
 

31st Annual Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala Is Virtual Jan. 29

Join virtually in celebrating the accomplishments of our outstanding Vandal student-athletes by registering for the 31st annual Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. By registering for this event, you’ll receive early access to the online auction along with other benefits. This year’s guest speakers include President Scott Green, Director of Athletics Terry Gawlik and three-time Super Bowl champion, Fox Sports Analyst and member of the Vandal Hall of Fame Mark Schlereth. As part of the event, supporters can purchase raffle tickets and enter to win an Idaho football helmet signed by Schlereth. Register online
 

Avalanche Fundamentals Course Is Feb. 4-7

Attend an avalanche fundamentals level one course. The course is designed for new backcountry users seeking to expand their winter travel safety techniques, avalanche understanding and rescue knowledge. The class is Feb. 4-5, and the field session is Feb. 6-7. Contact the Outdoor Program office at 208-885-6810 with questions.
 

Register for a Green Dot Safety Workshop for Faculty and Staff April 1

Attend a virtual Green Dot safety workshop for faculty and staff 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 1, via Zoom. The workshop introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This training is interactive and action oriented. Register online.
 

VandalStar Expands Online Referral Options to Help Students

Faculty and staff have six ways to connect students in a timely and virtual way to free campus resources and services. This is by using the VandalStar referral feature. The six programs ready to serve students using this online referral system are: Academic Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Pre-Health Professions, Career Services, BEAMS and Student Support Services-TRIO. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

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Weekend

Bandfest and Stringfest: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

Computer Science Doctoral Student Publishes in Patterns Journal

College of Engineering doctoral student Rayan Alshamrani has published an article titled “Model-Driven Decision-Making in Multiple Sclerosis Research: Existing Works and Latest Trends” in Patterns, one of Cell Press’ more than 50 scientific journals. Alshamrani’s article focuses on multiple sclerosis, a disorder that strikes the body’s central nervous system. Due to the complexity of this disease, healthcare sectors are increasingly in need of shared clinical decision-making tools to provide practitioners with insightful knowledge and information. Read more.
 

Kudos to the CLASS Dean’s Office

Thank you to those working in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences dean’s office: Alisa Goolsby, Kenwyn Richards, Julie Albrecht, Shawna Bertlin, Charles Tibbals, Sophie Becker, Kacey Parks, Suzi Ball, Mia Goodwin, Bob Hoffmann, Drew Moreno, Scott Brown, Traci Craig and Mark Warner. Thank you for your incredible work and for supporting students and colleagues. You’ve helped everyone get through this challenging year.

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University Communications and Marketing compiles and distributes via email a daily list of University of Idaho-related stories in the media. If you’d like to receive “University of Idaho in the News,” email Brian Walker, external communications coordinator, at bwalker@uidaho.edu.

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Dedicated Student Activity Fee Proposal Presentations Are Today

Presentations of the student fee proposals for the student activity fee will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Unit leaders requesting increases will present their dedicated student activity fee proposals for FY22. The meeting passcode is 962881.
 

Register for a Green Dot Safety Workshop for Faculty and Staff Tomorrow

Attend a virtual Green Dot safety workshop for faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 22, via Zoom. The workshop introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This training is interactive and action-oriented. Register online.
 

Learn About Communicating Your Policy Analysis; Register by Jan. 25

Individuals interested in science policy are invited to participate in a two-part Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship professional development seminar on “Communicating Your Policy Analysis.” This interactive workshop will take place over two sessions beginning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. In this session, learn how to develop a policy elevator pitch and a policy brief. This session will include some sample policies to pitch or participants can develop their own ideas based on their previous analysis. Register online by Monday, Jan. 25. Read more.
 

Learn About Supporting Food Insecure Students Jan. 27

Learn how to support students experiencing food insecurity — nearly half of all U of I students in 2019 — by attending the Supporting Food Insecure Students workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Participants will define food insecurity, learn what it means to be food insecure, brainstorm strategies to support students experiencing food insecurity and learn about resources. The workshop is facilitated by members of the Food Security Coalition and the Dietetics Program. Register online.
 

Jeremy Tamsen to Discuss Intellectual Property Jan. 28

Jeremy Tamsen, director of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), will present a webinar on “Filing Invention Disclosures to Identify and Protect Intellectual Property” 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, via Zoom. This presentation will describe how filing an invention disclosure with OTT starts an evaluation process that can lead to a patent application, copyright registration or other form of intellectual property protection. Attend this session to learn more about the invention disclosure process and to understand when to submit a disclosure. The webinar is part of a series hosted by ASCEND and will be posted online after the presentation for later viewing. Register online.
 

Registration Is Open for Spring U of I Supervisory Excellence Program

Registration is open for the spring University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program. Workshops begin Tuesday, Feb. 2, via Zoom. Learn more about the program and register.
 

Financial Aid Office Is Temporarily Relocated

The Student Financial Aid Office is under maintenance due to a water leak. The front desk is temporarily closed. Students who require walk-in assistance can visit staff in their temporary location — Bruce M. Pitman Center Suite 136 — next to Strategic Enrollment Management. Students can still contact the office at finaid@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6312, or contact work study at finaid-workstudy@uidaho.edu.
 

Library Offers Live Chat Help

The library is now offering 24/7 live chat help. No matter where or when help is needed, chat with a librarian and get assistance with assignments, research and more. To use 24/7 chat, look for the “Ask Us” button on the library website and a librarian will be available to help you.
 

Spring Outdoor Program Schedule Is Announced

Experience the outdoors this winter with an avalanche course, snowshoe trip or cross-country ski tour. Sign up at the Outdoor Program office in the Student Recreation Center. Call 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Deadline to Add or Change Semester Classes Online
Deadline to Add or Drop Early Eight-Week Classes
Deadline to Submit Non-Attendance Requests
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Keynote Address: 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
Starting It Off Right!: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom

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News Releases

University of Idaho to Hold Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

Edward Onaci, associate professor of history and African American and Africana studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will present the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Onaci will present “Free the Land! The New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM) and the Biographical Consequences of Social Movement Activism.” Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Casey Johnson Discusses Mansplaining in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Several types of mansplaining — the explanation of something by a man, usually to a woman in a condescending or patronizing manner — exist, according to Assistant Professor of Philosophy Casey Johnson, but one in particular undercuts women’s discourse to make it appear less relevant. In a recent paper titled “Mansplaining and Illocutionary Force,” published in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Casey explores mansplaining through the lens of speech act theory, the view that single utterance is really three acts: saying something, what a person does by saying it and its effect on the audience. Read more.

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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.

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Grocery Store Tours Begin Jan. 25

Register for a free grocery store tour led by University of Idaho dietetic students 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Moscow Food Co-Op. Learn shopping tips and strategies to help you stick to your budget and navigate a grocery store with ease. Tours are offered at local grocery stores on different dates. Pre-registration is required and space in each tour is limited. Learn more and register.
 

Register by Jan. 26 for Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals

Learn the basics of avalanche rescue with a day practicing skills such as beacon recovery, strategic shoveling and team rescue. The class is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and the field session is Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost for students is $85, and the cost for non-students is $110. Register at the Outdoor Program Office by Tuesday, Jan. 26. Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.
 

Thirsty Thursday Trivia With the VandalStore Is Jan. 28

Attend a virtual Thirsty Thursday Trivia night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, online via Zoom. The event is sponsored by the VandalStore and Office of Alumni Relations. This virtual happy hour will include trivia questions based on food, pop culture and the National Football League/Super Bowl. Join hosts Shelby Silflow ’98 from the VandalStore in Moscow and Scott Smith ’09 from the VandalStore in Boise to win prizes and connect with others. Register online.
 

Nominations Are Being Accepted for the Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award

The Office of Equity and Diversity is accepting nominations for the Dr. Arthur Maxwell Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award. One $4,000 award is given annually to a University of Idaho faculty member. The award may go to tenured, tenure-track, clinical or full-time adjunct/instructors/lecturers who have completed a minimum of three years at the university. The faculty member can only receive the award once during their employment at the university. Submit award nominations and supporting letters to Mykel Johnson at majohnson@uidaho.edu by Friday, Jan. 29.
 

Register for a Green Dot Workshop for Faculty and Staff Feb. 16

Attend a virtual Green Dot workshop for faculty and staff 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, via Zoom. The workshop introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This training is interactive and action-oriented. Register online.
 

Make a Nomination for Staff Awards by Feb. 28

Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Employee Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Prize are open and due by Sunday, Feb. 28. The awards and prizes will be presented in the spring. Learn more and make nominations
 

VandalStar Tips for a Successful Semester Start

Take a few minutes to complete the following VandalStar steps to connect and support students. Tip one: “Edit Profile” — or create one if you are a new user — with key information on how students can contact and meet you. Tip two: Set “Direct Links” if you are using the appointment scheduling feature in the “Edit Profile” tab. This link will take students directly to your online scheduling calendar to set up a meeting. Tip three: Be sure to select the “General Appointment” setting when setting up office hours so any student can schedule a meeting with you through the system. Tip four: Check your meeting locations to be sure they are accurate — under the “Appointment Preferences” tab. Tip five: Raise VandalStar alert flags and give kudos right away so students can keep informed about how they’re doing. Learn more online or request a 1:1 or small group learning session.
 

University Advising Services Is on Instagram

Check out University Advising Services on Instagram for updates on advising, registration information, reminders and to learn more about resources and opportunities on campus.

Today’s Events

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

2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Pizza and Politics: Noon to 2 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Radiation Safety Orientation: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Ag Sci Room 62

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Deadline to Add or Change Semester Classes Online
Deadline to Add or Drop Early Eight-Week Classes
Deadline to Submit Non-Attendance Requests
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Keynote Address: 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
Starting It Off Right!: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom

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Writers, Artists and Scientists Tackle Environmental Issues

How can we solve complex problems like climate change? With all hands on deck. The Confluence Lab unites artists and scientists to tackle environmental issues. Learn more.

News Releases

U of I Women’s Center Awarded Nearly $300,000 for Violence Prevention

The Women’s Center received the continuation of a $299,944 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to fund the Campus Violence Prevention Project. The grant will fund ongoing efforts to develop and implement culturally relevant and community responsive prevention education programming as well as victim services at the university. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Supervisor Resources for Managing Mandatory Furlough Are Available Online

As announced by President Scott Green on June 18, 2020, employees are required to take furlough between the start of their FY21 contract and Saturday, Jan. 23, to meet current fiscal year budget holdbacks. Each employee’s required leave has been added to their leave bank and is visible to them in VandalWeb. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure their employees take assigned leave. To assist supervisors, additional resources are online. Learn how to track the remaining balance for those you supervise and find commonly requested information about calculating furlough for new employees and how to calculate prorated furlough for employees separating before Jan. 23.

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Submit Your Feedback on New Policies

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking faculty and staff feedback on the new policies for promotion/tenure (FSH 3500) and third-year review (FSH 3510). All feedback is appreciated. Complete the survey by tomorrow, Jan. 20.
 

Dedicated Student Activity Fee Proposal Presentations Are Jan. 21

Presentations of the student fee proposals for the student activity fee will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Unit leaders requesting increases will present their dedicated student activity fee proposals for FY22. The meeting passcode is 962881.
 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Keynote Address Is Jan. 21

Join for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Edward Onaci, associate professor of History and African American and Africana Studies and author of “Free the Land,” will present “Free the Land! The New Afrikan Independence Movement and the Biographical Consequences of Social Movement Activism.” Register online.
 

Register for a Green Dot Workshop for Faculty and Staff Jan. 22

Attend a virtual Green Dot safety workshop for faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, via Zoom. The workshop introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing on the role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This training is interactive and action oriented. Register online.
 

OAPF Receives Additional Financial Support in FY21

The University of Idaho Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has received additional financial support from the Office of the Provost and the University of Idaho Library to pay for article processing charges in eligible open access journals. The U of I OAPF will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, with an additional allocation of $20,000. Applications that meet all eligibility criteria are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact OAPF Fund Manager Jylisa Doney for more information.
 

Apply to Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunities with upcoming notice of intent deadlines: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award, with a concept paper deadline of Monday, Jan. 25; 2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, with a notice of intent deadline of Monday, Feb. 1; and Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educational Diversity Research Education Experiences, with a notice of intent deadline of Feb. 1. For more information and 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.
 

Spring Semester Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Are Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host five Q&A conversations with faculty and staff this spring from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is scheduled for alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 4, March 3, April 1 and April 28. 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. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the Zoom meeting. The waiting room is enabled. Learn more.
 

Student Financial Aid Office Is Temporarily Relocated

The Student Financial Aid Office is under maintenance due to a water leak. The front desk is temporarily closed. Students who require walk-in assistance can visit staff in their temporary location — Bruce M. Pitman Center Suite 137 (Strategic Enrollment Management). Students can still contact the office at finaid@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6312, or contact work study at finaid-workstudy@uidaho.edu.
 

VandalStar Expands Online Referral Options to Help Students

Faculty and staff now have six ways to connect students in a timely and virtual way to free campus resources and services. This is by using the VandalStar referral feature. The six programs ready to serve students using this online referral system are: Academic Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Pre-Health Professions, Career Services, BEAMS and Student Support Services-TRIO. Learn more.
 

Vandal Poem of the Day Is Back

After a brief hiatus, Vandal Poem of the Day (VPOD) is back. A collaboration between the library’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning and the English Department’s literary journal, Fugue, VPOD is a public poetry project that works to bring relevant contemporary poetry to the University of Idaho community and beyond. This year, VPOD will feature poets from Four Way Books, which operates out of lower Manhattan, New York, and has been publishing poems since 1995. VPOD will feature some of the most recent titles from Four Way Books, including work from Tommye Blount, Yona Harvey and John Murillo.
 

Recruiting Breastfeeding Mothers for Research on Food Allergies

Researchers at U of I are recruiting breastfeeding mothers aged 18 years or older, and their infants aged 0-12 months old, to participate in a study exploring the detection of cow’s milk and soy proteins in breastmilk. If you live near Moscow or Boise and are breastfeeding, you may be eligible to participate. Participation would require completing several questionnaires, eliminating cow’s milk and soy products from your diet for several days, consuming soy and cow’s milk daily for several days and providing samples of breastmilk and maternal/infant stool. Participants can receive up to $200 for participation. Contact Cassandra Partridge at milk-allergens@uidaho.edu or 208-301-3740 for more information.
 

Pedestrians: Be Alert, Be Safe

As anyone who has tried to cross campus when classes are changing knows, there are a lot of people walking on and around campus. While drivers, bicyclists and skateboarders are often reminded to be alert for pedestrians, we as pedestrians need to work to ensure our safety as well. This is especially true during wet and cold seasons, when footing is more treacherous and vehicles can’t stop as quickly. Wear traction devices when appropriate and never assume a driver can see you or will be able to stop in time to grant you the right of way. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more steps pedestrians can take to be safe.

Today’s Events

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

WSU Coop Classes Begin
‘White Terror: The Horror Film From Obama to Trump:’ Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Tech Tuesday Workshop: Digital Workflow With Greg Turner-Rahman: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Wednesday

2020 Heritage Orchard Conference: 10-11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom
Drop-In Mindfulness With Jamie Derrick: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Head-to-Head Air Hockey Tournament: 1-3 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB

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News Releases

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Offers Spring Events

The Auditorium Chamber Music Series will present events this spring featuring world-renowned artists St. Lawrence String Quartet and Chanticleer. Join the quartet for free educational events this month that are open to the public. Zoom registration is required. Read more.
 

Confluence Lab, Partners Address Pacific NW Justice Issues With $4.5 Million Grant

The University of Idaho Confluence Lab, University of Oregon and Whitman College were awarded a three-year $4.52 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute that will address racial and climate justice issues. Read more.

U of I in the News

New U of I Degree Program Works to Fill Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

This story was produced by Doug Nadvornick of Spokane Public Radio and published on Jan. 10.

Russia’s recent hack of United States government agencies and private companies has brought the spotlight back to America’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It also brought a spotlight to the reality that the U.S. doesn’t have nearly enough qualified people who work in the cybersecurity field. The University of Idaho is working to fill the demand with a new bachelor’s degree program. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Seeking University Events Council Meeting Feedback

Thank you to all who attended the university-wide Events Council Meeting. Your time is appreciated, and the feedback you provided is valued. Your feedback is sought regarding the initial meeting on Jan. 11. Sub-committee selection and feedback can be provided online by Wednesday, Jan. 20. The session was recorded and is available online.
 

Submit Your Feedback on New Policies

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking faculty and staff feedback on the new policies for promotion/tenure (FSH 3500) and third-year review (FSH 3510). All feedback is appreciated. Complete the survey by Wednesday, Jan. 20.
 

Register by Jan. 26 for Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals

Learn the basics of avalanche rescue with a focused day practicing skills such as beacon recovery, strategic shoveling and team rescue. The class is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and the field session is Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost for students is $85, and the cost for non-students is $110. Register at the Outdoor Program Office by Tuesday, Jan. 26. Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.
 

Make a Nomination for Staff Awards by Feb. 28

Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Employee Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Prize are open and due by Sunday, Feb. 28. The awards and prizes will be presented in the spring. Learn more and make nominations.
 

Spring Outdoor Program Schedule Is Announced

Experience the outdoors this winter with an avalanche course, snowshoe trip or cross-country ski tour. Sign up at the Outdoor Program office located in the Student Recreation Center. Contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.
 

VandalStar Tips for a Successful Semester Start

Take a few minutes to complete the following VandalStar steps to connect and support students. Tip one: “Edit Profile” — or create one if you are a new user — with key information on how students can contact and meet you. Tip two: Set “Direct Links” if you are using the appointment scheduling feature in the “Edit Profile” tab. This link will take students directly to your online scheduling calendar to set up a meeting. Tip three: Be sure to select the “General Appointment” setting when setting up office hours so any student can schedule a meeting with you through the system. Tip four: Check your meeting locations to be sure they are accurate – under the “Appointment Preferences” tab. Tip five: Raise VandalStar alert flags and give kudos right away so students can keep informed about how they’re doing. Learn more online or request a 1:1 or small group learning session.
 

Zoom Lab and Study Space Is Available

Zoom lab and study space is available on the third floor of the Student Health Center. These spaces are drop-in only and can be used for up to 75 minutes. Weekday hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email vineyard@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Winter Grades Due by Noon

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day: Monday, University Holiday

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News Releases

Band, Orchestra Students Invited to Participate in World Premiere Composition

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music invites all ninth through 12th grade band and orchestra students throughout the United States to perform in a virtual world premiere composition created by U of I Professor Dan Bukvich. Festival Fanfare was composed to commemorate the 44th annual University of Idaho Band and Orchestra Festival and designed to incorporate virtual performance recordings from participating high school musicians. Read more.

U of I in the News

Idaho Moose Research Shows Potential Causes of Recent Declines

University of Idaho scientists in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game — which manages the state’s Shiras moose and sets hunting regulations — are exploring why some Idaho moose populations are on the decline. Researchers in the four-year study, led by Janet Rachlow, professor of wildlife ecology in U of I’s College of Natural Resources, are also collaborating with biologists in Maine and Wyoming where similar reductions in moose populations seem to coincide with tick and parasite infestations. Read more.

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Explore the Outdoors This Weekend

Explore the Palouse and beyond during the upcoming three-day weekend. All rentals are three-day rentals for the price of a regular weekend. This includes skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, snowshoes and backcountry gear. View equipment. Contact the Outdoor Rental Center at 208-885-6710 or stownsend@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

No Daily Register Jan. 18

There will be no Daily Register Monday, Jan. 18, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The Daily Register will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, Jan. 19. Submit an item for the newsletter.
 

Group Fitness Classes Are Available Starting Jan. 25

Stretch your mind and body with Recreation and Wellbeing’s fitness program, which offers a variety of ways to get fit and have fun. Classes are limited to 10 participants and begin Monday, Jan. 25. Email nathanp@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

2021 All Employee Required Training Plan Is Announced

Thanks to all employees for achieving a 95% completion rate for the 2020 University of Idaho Annual Employee Required Training. The 2021 University Required Training will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 1, with a Sunday, Oct. 31, deadline for completion. This year’s course will contain five chapters covering discrimination and harassment (including sexual misconduct), diversity and inclusion, IT security, fire safety and stewardship of resources. All continuing regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months will automatically be enrolled. Please watch for an enrollment email in late January from U of I Employee Development and Learning for details regarding training access.

Today’s Events

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

IBEST-IMCI Seminar Series: Song Gao: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom

Friday

Winter Grades Due by Noon

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News Releases

Lactating Grizzly Bears Use Cooling Baths to Avoid Heat Stress, U of I Study Finds

Taking a bath to relieve stress isn’t unique to humans. Bears do it too, and although they appear to enjoy taking a dip, it likely functions to help them cool down. A recent study led by University of Idaho graduate student Savannah Rogers and Associate Professor of Wildlife Sciences Ryan Long shows that grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park take “baths” in cool water to help prevent overheating. Read more.
 

Idaho Potato Conference Moves Online Jan. 19-21

The 2021 Idaho Potato Conference will move online to offer farmers and other participants in the industry the opportunity to benefit from educational and research reports. The free three-day conference will run 8 a.m. to noon Mountain time each day, Jan. 19-21. A Spanish-language session will be held 1-3 p.m. Mountain time on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Those interested in attending must register in advance. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Vandals Post Record GPA Amid Challenging Circumstances

University of Idaho Athletics posted another incredible semester in the classroom, recording a cumulative GPA of 3.37. The mark is the highest in department history during a semester that did not include pass/fail classes. Read more.
 

JAMM’s Dane Claussen Is Nominated for VP of International Scholars Organization

Dane S. Claussen, lecturer of strategic communications in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, is one of two official nominees for vice president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). AEJMC, with 4,000 members in 80 countries, is the primary U.S.-based professional organization for faculty and graduate students in journalism (on all platforms), mass communication, media studies, public relations, advertising and photojournalism. Read more.
 

Kudos to Elmer Johnson and Phil Livelsberger

Elmer Johnson and Phil Livelsberger worked tirelessly – largely behind the scenes – to collect wastewater samples from more than 10 locations on campus twice each week in support of the university’s SARS-CoV2 in wastewater testing. They performed this work in addition to their normal workload. They coordinated regularly and actively with others. Elmer also made himself available via text and email outside of regular business hours.

Job Opportunities

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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.
 

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