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Vandal Voices: What to Eat (and Drink) to Live to 100
Discover the secrets of a diet that'll help you live longer. Join us in Boise at Boise Brewing (521 W. Broad St.). In this Vandal Voices talk, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor SeAnne Safaii-White will share her research, including her travels around the globe visiting centenarians and unlocking their secrets to a long life. She will share what foods and drinks people 100 years old and above consume and explain how they contribute to our bodies' well-being.
Outage Planned for Vandalweb and Banner Maintenance
On the weekend of June 2-3, ITS will be applying upgrades to the VandalWeb and Banner systems. During this maintenance, both systems and any others that rely upon them, will be inaccessible. Work will begin at 6 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday mornings and is anticipated to last 9-10 hours each day. Thank you for your patience, and if you have any questions or concerns, please request assistance at the new IT tech support portal https://support.uidaho.edu
Vice Provost for Faculty Finalist Open Forums Coming
The search advisory committee and Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek are pleased to invite three finalists for Vice Provost for Faculty to campus. The finalists will interview between May 31 and June 6, 2018. The university community is invited to open forums for each finalist. The forums will be recorded and available for review following the final candidate forum.
Open Session 1
Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m.
Crest Room, Idaho Commons
Open Session 2
Monday, June 4, 10:15 a.m.
Crest Room, Idaho Commons
Open Session 3
Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m.
Horizon Room, Idaho Commons
Join Alumni and Friends for Summer Kick-Off Vandal Happy Hour
Join other Palouse Vandal alumni and friends at Moscow Slice and Biscuit on Thursday, May 31 from 4 - 6 p.m. for some summer fun, good beer, pizza, and most importantly ice cream! Bring your friends and family and enjoy special Vandal discounts if you wear your Idaho Vandal gear!
Slice & Biscuit
125 E 2nd St
Moscow, ID 83843
4 – 6 p.m.
Help us kick off Summer 2018! Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact Sam Koester at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 208-885-5106.
Alumni Association Award Nominations Open
Nominations are now open for the University of Idaho Alumni Association awards. You may know of Vandals that deserve to be recognized who haven't been nominated or received an award yet. Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of the Vandals who help make our university and communities so special. Read more.
Palousafest 2018 Table Registration
Registration is now open for the fall 2018 Palousafest. Palousafest is the premier fall event on campus where we welcome new students and welcome back returning students. Expected attendance is between 3,000-5,000 students and community members. The event includes a street fair, inflatables, interactive activities, and local music. Hundreds of student organizations, campus departments and community organizations line Sixth Street and share information about how to get involved with our great Palouse community. The event is hosted by the Department of Student Involvement. Table registration is free for student organizations and U of I affiliates. Register at www.uidaho.edu/palousafest.
See Round Two of ORED's SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks on YouTube
In early May, faculty, staff, and students throughout the University of Idaho joined the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) for the second engagement of its popular SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks.
Six speakers representing disciplines in the sciences, arts and humanities met to give a sampling of the amazing research, scholarly and creative work being conducted throughout U of I. True to the SAS Talk format, each speaker had exactly 20 slides--and exactly 20 seconds per slide--to discuss their novel and interesting research.
View the whole event, hosted by Janet E. Nelson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, or watch each presentation separately on YouTube…
- "A Model-Centric Framework of Scientific Discovery and Reproducibility" presented by Berna Devezer, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the College of Business and Economics
- "The Influence of Political Ideology and Trust on Willingness to Vaccinate" presented by Florian Justwan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
- "What Lurks Among Us: The Chemistry and Biology of the Indoor Environment" presented by Elizabeth Cooper, Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Art and Architecture and Director of the University of Idaho's Integrated Design Lab in Boise
- "Consequences of Simulated Anoxia and Algae Induced Eutrophication on Metal Release in Lake Coeur d'Alene" presented by James Moberly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering
- "Exploring Profound Learning" co-presented by Associate Professor Michael Kroth and Assistant Professor Davin Carr-Chellman, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
- "Bringing Biological Images to Life: Toward Virtual Life" presented by Kyle Harrington, Assistant Professor in Virtual Technology and Design in the College of Art and Architecture
And make sure to join ORED this coming November for the third round of this popular speaker series!
View the whole event - https://youtu.be/LQXUYvMbD8I
"A Model-Centric Framework of Scientific Discovery and Reproducibility" - https://youtu.be/BXunQ1pisNA
"The Influence of Political Ideology and Trust on Willingness to Vaccinate" - https://youtu.be/2h-wmmT9YnY
"What Lurks Among Us: The Chemistry and Biology of the Indoor Environment" - https://youtu.be/a0w9ygworR0
"Consequences of Simulated Anoxia and Algae Induced Eutrophication on Metal Release in Lake Coeur d'Alene" - https://youtu.be/ABFPhHKyF3s
"Exploring Profound Learning" - https://youtu.be/dI2xlZ8mWD8
"Bringing Biological Images to Life: Toward Virtual Life" - https://youtu.be/APIl9Ls6YDo
Organizing Your Summer Cleanouts
When clearing out an office space or other room for any reason, it may be tempting to place items in corridors while you work. However, objects in corridors narrow the path for exiting the building and can be particularly problematic in the case of an emergency evacuation. If items must be placed in a corridor, consult with EHS by submitting a corridor use exemption request to ensure it is done in a safe manner. Read on at I-Safety (http://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/i-safety) for more information on storing and disposing items during a cleanout.
Join Us for Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park on July 26
Join the Vandals, on Thursday, July 26 for a fun filled day at our annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park. Together we will enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart racing of Panic Plunge, and a quiet family-friendly evening for dinner. Fun for all ages. Purchasing options vary.
Don't forget your sunscreen!
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018
Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park
27843 North Highway 95
- $45 per person – includes park pass (water park included), Pepsi drink wristband and dinner
- $35 per person – seniors 65+ or kids 3-7 – includes park pass (water park included), Pepsi drink wristband and dinner
- $28 per person – adult – park only (water park included)
- $20 per person – seniors 65+ or kids 3-7 – park only (water park included)
RSVP online at https://vandalday-silverwood-2018.eventbrite.com or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 208-885-6154. Tickets will be available for pick-up by 10 a.m. on July 26, at the Vandal Tent outside the entrance to Silverwood.
Questions? Contact Shelly Robson at Shellyr@uidaho.edu, or call 208-885-6154.
Individual Sessions with TIAA Financial Consultant
Patrick Egan, of TIAA, will be on campus to answer your questions regarding retirement planning. Interested employees can register for an individualized session by visiting www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or calling 800-732-8353 weekdays from 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PT).
No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Patrick Egan can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You'll get answers to these questions and more:
*Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
* Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
* How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
Register for one of the sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353. Session details are as follows:
June 14, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Chief's Room, Bruce Pitman Center
July 17, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Chief's Room, Bruce Pitman Center
August 23, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Chief's Room, Bruce Pitman Center
RSVP today, as space is limited. We look forward to working with you.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Offers Professional Development Opportunity
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is offering several workshops titled, "Inside the Mysterious World of Fraternities and Sororities...For Today's College Professionals." The program seeks to educate members on fraternity and sorority life by helping them to understand current fraternity and sorority best practice, how fraternities and sororities operate, what updated phrasing and information is needed when working with fraternity and sorority students, how to recognize that hazing is occurring and helps individuals understand the different types of fraternities and sororities that exist.
Bring any questions you have, and unlock the mysteries of fraternity and sorority life!
- May 22, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Room 141, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
- May 31, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Room 141, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
- June 20, 10 -11:20 a.m., Room 204, J.A. Albertson Building
- July 19, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Room 141, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Upcoming Seminar Helps Faculty Optimize Collaborations with Industry
Join Anthony M. Boccanfuso, president of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, for his seminar on university-industry collaborations.
The seminar, which takes place in IRIC 305 on Thursday, May 31 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., will explore the many challenges, opportunities, approaches, trends and issues of importance impacting industry-academic engagement today. Specific topics will cover:
- The many ways in which universities and industry can collaborate
- How to measure returns on investment (ROI) in these collaborations
- What universities and companies are currently doing to advance collaborations
- The ability to garner other sponsors for university-industry collaborations
Any faculty and staff wishing to partner with industry for the purpose of technology development or joint research are encouraged to attend.
Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.
- WWAMI Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gritman Conference Room
- Excel: The Basics: Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
- Inside the Mysterious World of Fraternities and Sororities…For Today’s College Professional, 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Room 141, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
- Moscow Vandal Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Slice & Biscuit
- Be Confident: Tips for Staying Poised During High-Pressure Situations: 10 a.m., Room 045, Pitman Center
- Tasty Science: CALS Summer of Science, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market.
- Vandal Boise Bike Bar Tour, 4:45-8 p.m. Saturday, Boise Art Collective Parking Lot, Boise
- Get more events at uidaho.edu/events.
Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at International Conference
Based on a successful audition, the University of Idaho Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas on May 29 – June 2. Seven students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, were invited to this premier conference with nearly 3,000 professional and student attendees. The U of I Trumpet Ensemble will open a recital by European trumpet virtuoso Philippe Litzler on May 31 at 10:45 a.m. Watch a portion of the ensemble's audition at https://youtu.be/FZFxD-Q8fx8.
U of I Student Receives Scholarship to Participate in WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference
The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) congratulates Micah Russell, a student of U of I's water resources graduate program, for receiving a scholarship to participate in the 2018 WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference in October in Las Vegas.
Russell's scholarship pays up to $600 for travel, lodging, meals and miscellaneous expenses. The funding will allow Russell to present a research poster about using innovative remote sensing techniques to monitor seasonal water supplies, a topic he has been studying as part of his doctoral candidacy at U of I.
The scholarship's sponsors, Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), allotted one of only 20 scholarships to U of I in recognition of its strong academic and research programs in the areas of water demand management, water supply and water conservation.