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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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Aug. 19, 2021
All events are free, located on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Fall Guidance for COVID-19 Syllabus Language Updated

Language regarding COVID-19 and mask usage has been updated online for syllabi for Fall 2021. This syllabus guidance and other information helpful for the start of the semester is on the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning’s website and a check list is also posted.
 

AI Workshop Registration Is Open

Registration is open for the Office of Research and Economic Development-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Workshop for faculty on Thursday, Oct. 14. The aim is to identify existing concentrations of expertise and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. Registration is open through Sept. 15.
 

Group Fitness Classes Scheduled

Stretch your mind and body with the Fitness Program at the Student Rec Center. Fall session I classes begin the week of Aug. 30 and will run for seven weeks. Cost is $40 per section. To learn more visit uidaho.edu/fitness. Register online. Email nathanp@uidaho.edu with questions.

Memorial for Katy Benoit Scheduled for Aug. 22

A memorial to honor the life of Katy Benoit will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Katy’s bench, east of the Administration Building main entrance on the path to the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Everyone is invited to attend this recognition as we honor the 10th anniversary of her tragic passing. Katy’s death inspired the annual Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month and Katy Benoit Campus Safety Forum held annually in her memory. Programs at the events educate students on safe, healthy relationships, assisting those impacted by violence, and resources the University of Idaho provides for students dealing with issues of dating violence, stalking or sexual assault. For those not able to attend the program, but who wish to honor Katy’s legacy, you can contribute to the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Fund through the University of Idaho Foundation. All contributions go to educational programs and direct support for individuals impacted by relationship violence.
 

U of I to Resume Regular Business Hours

The University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours starting the first day of fall semester. Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Services Return to Campus Aug. 23

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. Clinic operations will return to campus Monday, Aug. 23. The on-campus location is at the corner of Ash Street and University Avenue (use the Ash Street entrance). Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.
 

Two Bear Capital Investors Talk Venture Capital

The U of I Office of Technology Transfer and the ASCEND Hub invite you to its last summer webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. The topic will be “Pitch Tips with Two Bear Capital.” Principals at Two Bear Capital, Avery Sonnenberg and Ryan Castonia, will share their perspectives on who should raise venture capital, and when and how that should happen. Register online.
 

‘Six Questions You Need to Ask Before Publishing a Journal Article’ Workshop Slated

The workshop “Six Questions You Need to Ask Before Publishing a Journal Article” as part of the Graduate Student Essentials series will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, on the first-floor classroom (Room 120) of the library and live via Zoom. Registration is required.

Today’s Events

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

CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Talk into Action: How to Practice Anti-Racism in Healthcare: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m., 425 Farm Road
GOLD Thirsty Thursday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mountain time, Lost Grove Brewing, 1026 S. La Pointe St., Boise

Friday

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: 10 a.m. to noon, Living Learning Community 135
CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Screen on the Green Featuring ‘Knives Out’: 9:30-11:30 p.m., Theophilus Tower Lawn

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Featured Story

Students Build Smartphone Apps to Solve Student Problems

Building apps isn’t something students think about learning in college, and Hayden Zywina and Michael Vanderpool are no exception. However, as part of a semester-long project, both students create apps that improve campus life for Vandals. Their apps provide personalized user experiences and include features that similar products do not. Addressing student-specific needs with technology has its challenges, but Zywina and Vanderpool show that teamwork, creativity and persistence will fix even the most difficult digital problems. Read more. (Note: The apps are not yet available for download.)

U of I in the News

Cows, Where There’s Smoke, There’s Less Milk

This story by Kylie Mohr was published by High Country News on Aug. 16.

Six of Zach Rose’s cows at Rogue Creamery in southern Oregon came down with pneumonia shortly after a bad fire season in 2018, and he thinks the smoke was to blame. “You can see a lot of respiratory issues if they inhale a lot of smoke,” said Rose, the organic dairy’s manager. “We try to keep them indoors obviously as much as possible in those times of really smoky conditions.” Researchers and farmers are trying to figure out just how harmful wildfire smoke is to dairy cows’ health, and to their own bottom lines. 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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Aug. 18, 2021
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Faculty and Staff News

Memorial for Katy Benoit Scheduled for Aug. 22

A memorial to honor the life of Katy Benoit will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Katy’s bench, east of the Administration Building main entrance on the path to the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Everyone is invited to attend this recognition as we honor the 10th anniversary of her tragic passing. Katy’s death inspired the annual Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month and Katy Benoit Campus Safety Forum held annually in her memory. Programs at the events educate students on safe, healthy relationships, assisting those impacted by violence, and resources the University of Idaho provides for students dealing with issues of dating violence, stalking or sexual assault. For those not able to attend the program, but who wish to honor Katy’s legacy, you can contribute to the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Fund through the University of Idaho Foundation. All contributions go to educational programs and direct support for individuals impacted by relationship violence.
 

‘10 Essential Library Skills to Ace Graduate School’ Workshop Slated

The “10 Essential Library Skills to Ace Graduate School” workshop as part of the Graduate Student Essentials series will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, on the first-floor classroom (Room 120) of the library and live via Zoom. Registration is required. Workshop attendees will be able to: access the library from both on and off campus; find theses and dissertations in their field; connect Google Scholar to their library account; and find useful articles and books related to your research. The series covers topics including essential library resources and services for graduate students; preparing for journal article publishing; using ArcGIS online; and organizing, managing and storing data. This series also includes a session of drop-in citation management help and an associated YouTube Playlist on how to use Zotero (free and open source) to manage citations. 
 

Discover New Teaching and Learning Technologies

Read the Collaboration and Classroom Technology Services newsletter to learn about new classroom technologies, other technologies to support teaching and learning, changes to Zoom and workshops.
 

Tips to Make Your Data Management Life Easier Workshop Offered

A workshop in the Graduate Student Essentials series called “Seven Tips to Make Your Data Management Life Easier” will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, on the first-floor classroom (Room 120) of the library and live via Zoom. Registration is required. Workshop attendees will be able to: know the purpose of metadata; articulate a backup strategy; describe an organizational scheme for their data; find a repository where they can store their data; and explain the value of unique identifiers.
 

International Shipments Reminder Issued

It is university policy to comply fully and completely with all U.S. export control laws and regulations, including those implemented by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. Therefore, first coordinate with the export control analyst before shipping any items to locations outside of the United States. For further information regarding export controls, contact the university’s export control analyst in the Office of Research Assurances, Morrill Hall 414, 208-885-0174 or ored-export@uidaho.edu.

Today’s Events

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

Basic Biosafety: 9-10 a.m., IRIC 321
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock (west side of the building between Pitman Center and Greek Row)
CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Dig’nIT STEM Internship Showcase: 3-5 p.m., Harbor Center 241, Coeur d’Alene
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time, Nampa Recreation Center, Nampa

Thursday

CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Talk into Action: How to Practice Anti-Racism in Healthcare: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m., 425 Farm Road
GOLD Thirsty Thursday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mountain time, Lost Grove Brewing, 1026 S. La Pointe St., Boise

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Featured Story

Student Research Drives Peer-Reviewed Papers at U of I’s Rowley Lab 

Josephine Boyer did not foresee her future as a published scientist. Despite attending a middle school that focused on teaching science and mathematics and enrolling at the University of Idaho with the intention of earning a biology degree, Boyer, who graduated this year, considered science daunting. “I never thought I could be a scientist to start with,” said the Boise native. Becoming a published scientist seemed even more unlikely, and being published as a student was a pipe dream. This year, Boyer and eight of her peers in U of I’s Rowley lab published research papers in PLOS Genetics and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Memorial for Katy Benoit Scheduled for Aug. 22

A memorial to honor the life of Katy Benoit will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Katy’s bench, located east of the Administration Building main entrance on the path to the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Everyone is invited to attend this recognition as we honor the 10th anniversary of her tragic passing. Katy’s death inspired the annual Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month and Katy Benoit Campus Safety Forum held annually in her memory. Programs at the events educate students on safe, healthy relationships, assisting those impacted by violence, and resources the University of Idaho provides for students dealing with issues of dating violence, stalking or sexual assault. For those not able to attend the program, but who are interested in honoring Katy’s legacy, you can contribute to the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Fund through the University of Idaho Foundation. All contributions go to educational programs and direct support for individuals impacted by relationship violence.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Services Return to Campus Aug. 23

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. Clinic operations will return to campus Monday, Aug. 23. The on-campus location is at the corner of Ash Street and University Avenue (use the Ash Street entrance). Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.
 

AI Workshop Registration is Open

Registration is open for the Office of Research and Economic Development-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Workshop for faculty on Thursday, Oct. 14. The aim is to identify existing concentrations of expertise and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. Registration is open through  Wednesday, Sept. 15.
 

Drop-In Citation Management Help Available

A drop-in citation management help workshop called Graduate Student Essentials will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the first-floor classroom (Room 120) of the library and live via Zoom. Registration is required. The workshop series covers topics, including essential library resources and services for graduate students; preparing for journal article publishing; using ArcGIS online; and organizing, managing and storing data. The series also includes a session of drop-in citation management help and an associated YouTube Playlist on how to use Zotero (free and open source) to manage citations.
 

Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Orientation Scheduled

Those interested in science policy are invited to participate in the 2021 Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) orientation Monday, Aug. 30, through Friday, Sept. 3. The orientation will be offered in a hybrid model, allowing participants to attend in-person, online or both. It is an opportunity to learn about science policy, the history of science and technology policy in the U.S., how science policy works in federal and state government, public policy analysis, the three branches of government in Idaho and more. Orientation is open to graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, faculty and administrators and Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) affiliates. Registration is required. Sessions hosted by Debbie Stine require separate registration.
 

Students and Vendors Should Use Street Addresses

As a reminder, use your street address on the Moscow campus for vendor information, classes and workshops. Often, students and vendors provide the campus mail address at 875 Perimeter Dr. To find your street address, visit the Facilities map. Click on the building to get the street address.
 

Graduate Student Thesis and Dissertation Submissions Go Paperless

The College of Graduate Studies switches to electronic submission of dissertations and theses (ETD) beginning Monday, Aug. 23. Graduate students submitting research during Fall 2021 no longer must submit a paper copy to complete their degree. All work will be accessible electronically via ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses Global database, U of I Digital Collection and the VIVO Research Network. The update allows committee members and department administrators (in sequence) to authorize the final submission in the online platform with a click of a button. Graduate students, staff and faculty can learn how the ETD approval process works by looking at the Quick Guides on the Thesis and Dissertations Resources page. In the event it is not operational for students submitting early, a temporary Authorization to Submit Thesis or Dissertation Form can be found in the Administrative Documents tab on the left-hand margin of the student’s ETD account and on the Thesis and Dissertations Resources page.
 

Student Insurance Requirement Deadline Nears

The deadline for students to submit or confirm health insurance information for compliance with the University of Idaho Health Insurance Requirement is Monday, Aug. 23. More information is available online.
 

Borah Foundation and Committee Announce the 2021 Symposium

The 2021 Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the University of Idaho will investigate the impacts of pandemics on peace and conflicts. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations or exacerbate international tensions. Using the most recent pandemic as a starting point, the symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. It will also focus on steps that can be taken to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis. Read more.
 

Fall Hours at Eateries Start Tomorrow

Qdoba and Chick-fil-A are open for summer hours on weekdays on the university campus from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall hours begin tomorrow, Aug. 18, during weekdays. Hours include: Einstein Bros. Bagels, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Qdoba, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Chick-fil-A, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more.
 

Construction in Buchanan Engineering Lab Building to Start

Construction will begin this month in the Buchanan Engineering Lab (BEL) Building. The project is funded via the State of Idaho Permanent Building Fund, and it is the third phase of a series of code compliance and safety improvements within BEL. Improvements include: replacing existing handrails in stair wells with new code-compliant handrails; adding a safety rail and chain at the south loading dock; improving code-required signage at stairs; repairing wall/air openings between laboratories on the second and third floors; installing three new fume hoods; and remodeling the small bathroom on Floor 1 into a new unisex, universal accessibility restroom. Architectural and Engineering Services apologizes for any inconveniences this work may cause. The intent was to have this work completed during the summer months, but supply chain issues and shortages have caused delays for the contractor.
 

Google Maps Assistance Sought

University Communications and Marketing and Facilities are collaborating to update University of Idaho information on Google Maps. The departments are looking for employees or other departments that currently curate U of I information on Google to contact fm-caddarchive@uidaho.edu with what they curate and contact information. The goal is to work together to keep U of I’s Google presence consistent and up to date.
 

New Ticket System for Surplus Services Requests Implemented

In hopes of streamlining requests for surplus services, Facilities has implemented a new ticketing system. Such services are lost and found, solid waste services for events and the surplus delivery request. Requests will come directly to Surplus for processing and allow Surplus to talk to the requestor. For questions, contact Surplus at 208-885-1714 or surplus@uidaho.edu.

Today’s Events

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

Summer Virual Q&A Talks with Torrey: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., online via Zoom
CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Western Treasure Valley Social: 5-8 p.m. Mountain time, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Weiser

Wednesday

Basic Biosafety: 9-10 a.m., IRIC 321
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center loading dock (west side of the building between Pitman Center and Greek Row)
CETL Open Office Hours for BbLearn Help: 3-4 p.m., Education 220 and online via Zoom
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30 p.m. Mountain time, Nampa Recreation Center

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Featured Story

From Intern to Expert, Nathan Jerred Wraps Up Stellar Stint at CAES

Turnover is inherent in the design of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). Students graduate, interns scatter and researchers complete their projects. Nathan Jerred is an exception. Jerred has been a fixture at CAES since 2009, when he walked into the facility for the first time as an intern with the Center for Space Research Research. Since then, he’s earned both his doctorate and master’s from the University of Idaho, served as a staff scientist for the Center for Space Nuclear Research and had his research funded by NASA and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Today, he’s a leader in the fuel development efforts underway at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex to advance nuclear space propulsion. Read more.

News Releases

Researchers Explore Climate, Human and Wildlife Interactions on Rangeland in Idaho, Oregon

The combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland in Idaho and eastern Oregon will be explored by a team led by researchers at the University of Idaho that includes collaborators at the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University as part of a five-year project. Funded by a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant, researchers will monitor six sites to learn how drought could affect vegetation in the region, and how resulting changes impact elk, deer and livestock, as well as their interactions with predators. Read more.

U of I in the News

Just How Old is a Historic Colville Indian Agency Cabin? A University of Idaho Team is Studying Tree Rings to Find Out

This story written by Greg Mason was published by The Spokesman-Review on Aug. 6.

Tree rings don’t lie. It’s an adage Grant Harley uses in his research in dendrochronology, the science of dating events and environmental variations using the growth rings in trees and aged wood. The subfield dendroarchaeology applies the science to historic constructions. It’s a lot like detective work, said Harley, an assistant professor of geography and geological sciences at the University of Idaho. His team’s latest case: the Colville Indian Agency Cabin in Chewelah. Read more.

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Aug. 16, 2021
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Faculty and Staff News

Virtual Q&A Talk with Torrey Is Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host a Q&A conversation with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17 via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to ask questions in advance, during the event or just listen to the discussion. Learn more or submit a question. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled. 
 

Campus Safety Resource Fair to be Held Sept. 2

The Campus Safety Resource Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the ISUB Plaza. Meet campus office representatives, community partners and student organizations promoting a safer campus. Kick off the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Month with giveaways, information and safety resources.
 

Beat the Sting: Nuisance Insect Control Information Offered

The risk from wasps, including yellowjackets and hornets, can be a year-round threat. Peak activity coincides with the beginning of the fall semester, putting more people in the path of more aggressive insects. When you add a change in the wasps’ food source to fermenting fruit, well, no one likes a “mean drunk.” Read at I-Safety for more information on nuisance insect control at the University of Idaho.
 

Long-Term Closure of Sidewalk at Energy Plant Planned

Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 17, the sidewalk adjacent to the energy plant on the north side of Sixth Street and east of Line Street will be closed. The closure is prompted by the installation of a turbine. Fencing will prohibit use of the sidewalk and the bike air station for the duration of the project, which is likely to last throughout the fall.
 

Updated Healthy Vandal Toolkit Available

Updated signage regarding mask requirement is available on the Healthy Vandal Toolkit. The toolkit contains printable signs, digital displays and graphics all units and departments are encouraged to use and distribute through channels they see fit. With consistent messaging, we can better protect ourselves and others. For professional printed flyers or larger print sizes, use the Creative Services online form to submit your request. A member of the Creative Services team will be in contact with you. 
 

Online Safety Program Required for New Students

All first-year undergraduate students under 24 are required to complete the online required safety program, "Voices for Change," that recently will launched. Completion is due by Friday, Sept. 10, to avoid a registration hold. Read more or email voicesforchange@uidaho.edu with questions. Faculty or staff who missed the stakeholder overview session can email that address for a recording.
 

Connecting U & I Fun Walk and Run to Raise Suicide Awareness

The Connecting U & I: We Got Your Back fun walks and runs for suicide awareness and resilience building will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Moscow campus beginning and ending at the Student Rec Center. There is no cost, and a T-shirt is included. Participants have the option of a 3.1-mile route or 1.3-mile route. Registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 29, to be guaranteed a T-shirt. If there’s inclement weather, the event will be virtual and participants will be contacted with information on how to pick up their shirt. Suicide Awareness Week culminates with the walk/run. Email amandaf@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Open Access Publishing Fund Will Accept Applications Starting Today

After three successful years, the U of I – Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) continues to support U of I authors. In FY22, the U of I Library, Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Economic Development and David and Julie Levine have partnered and allocated a total of $35,000 to pay or reimburse article processing charges in eligible open access journals. Applications for funding period No. 1 will be accepted beginning today, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. Review the eligibility criteria and documentation guidelines and reach out to Jylisa Doney, OAPF manager, at jylisadoney@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

‘Snakes of Idaho’ Is on Display at Library

A photograph exhibit called “Snakes of Idaho” can be viewed on the second floor of the library. The exhibit, on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University, will be on display through September. It features photos by Charles “Chuck” Peterson, a professor of herpetology.
 

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Available

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunities with an upcoming NOI deadlines — Library of Congress, Of the People: Widening the Path: Community Collections Grants to Organizations, accelerated NOI deadline today, Aug. 16; U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Program, FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity, accelerated NOI deadline today; and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, University Nuclear Leadership Program, accelerated NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 23. For more information and to submit a NOI or concept paper 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 ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

Register for Grant Proposal Writing Seminar Series

The Research and Faculty Development team is offering a four-part seminar series of two-hour virtual sessions to enhance the competitiveness of grant proposals. This series will be delivered by Peg AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group. AtKisson earned her doctorate in neuroscience and worked in cell biology and cancer biology and eventually transitioned to a research development role, including working with the Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops for eight years prior to starting her firm. Sessions are noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30. A Zoom link will be provided to participants after registration. These seminars will combine lecture format and engagement activities and will cover potential funding targets relevant to all disciplines. All participants will receive a digital version of the handout and ATG’s Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals. Registration is required and must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
 

Campus Event Support Available from Parking and Transportation Services

Planning an event or bringing a guest to campus? Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is here to help. PTS is here to help make campus events a success and keep campus moving. Whether you’re inviting one guest to campus or hundreds, contact PTS for assistance with tailored event maps, permits, signage, space or lot reservations, staffing, transportation services via the Vandal Trolley or Joe Bus and more. For long-time campus event coordinators, note that the hourly staffing rate has increased from $30 per hour to $40. Request PTS event services a minimum of seven days before your event by completing the PTS Event Request form
 

AI Workshop Registration Is Open

Registration is open for the Office of Research and Economic Development-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Workshop for faculty Thursday, Oct. 14. The aim is to identify existing concentrations of expertise and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. Registration is open through Wednesday, Sept. 15.
 

View the Office of Technology Transfer ‘StartUp Series’ Videos

The Office of Technology Transfer announces that the first three videos of its “StartUp Stories” speaker series are ready for viewing on its new YouTube channel. The series features conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers. Researchers who have created startups and business owners who have partnered with researchers to create marketable products are interviewed to share their knowledge with the university community. The aim is to share discussions about the process of commercializing discoveries with real-world applications. 
 

University Credits Available for High School Students

Qualified high school students are eligible to enroll in on-campus and online courses at the dual credit rate. Students must have parent and high school approval and a 2.5 GPA minimum. For more information, contact the Dual Credit Office at dualcredit@uidaho.edu
 

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts Today

The university’s annual fire hydrant flushing starts today, Aug. 16, and runs through Monday, Aug. 30. Contact Elmer Johnson at 208-370-2741 with questions.

Today’s Events

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

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, IRIC 321

Tuesday

Summer Virual Q&A Talks with Torrey: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, online via Zoom
Western Treasure Valley Social: 5-8 p.m. Mountain time tomorrow, Aug. 17, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Weiser

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

Featured Story

Grow the Sport: Grad Student Builds, Renovates Disc Golf Courses Across Region

Disc golf is one of the fastest-growing sports, with professional international and national competitions attracting large viewership and some of the top players signing $10 million contracts. University of Idaho’s Trevor Pumnea is helping grow the sport. Pumnea, who is working on a doctorate in with a specialization in healthy active lifestyles, has designed and installed disc golf courses throughout the region for the past five years as part of the group Full Time Recreation, a leader in pocket disc golf course design and installation. He hopes to develop disc golf courses incorporating inclusive trail designs to ensure equitable access and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Read more.

U of I in the News

Lyme Disease Coming to Idaho? This Video Game Helps Students Analyze Spread of Ticks

This story by Sophia Charan was published by the Idaho Statesman on Aug. 4.

Sporting glasses with black rims and a yellow jacket, a boy with blue hair swims through a river next to a forest. He jumps off cliffs and bounces on large mushrooms. He can whip out a net to capture the opossum, which flips over to play dead when someone gets too close. If kids did this outside, they might get covered in ticks. University of Idaho game designers instead created a video game that would let students experience and analyze the spread of tickborne diseases, without the risk — and time — it would take in the real world. Barrie Robison, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho, co-founded Polymorphic Games to incorporate evolutionary and ecological principles into video games. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Marshall Ma Awarded Grant to Provide Open Access Mineral Data

Computer Science Assistant Professor Marshall (Xiaogang) Ma has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to transfer the data of Mindat, an online database of mineral species and their worldwide distribution, to an open access format.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Email Signatures Help Implement U of I Brand

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.
 

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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Connecting U & I Fun Walk and Run to Raise Suicide Awareness

The Connecting U & I: We Got Your Back fun walks and runs for suicide awareness and resilience building will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Moscow campus beginning and ending at the Student Rec Center. There is no cost and a T-shirt is included. Participants have the option of a 3.1-mile route or 1.3-mile route. Registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 29, to be guaranteed a T-shirt. If there’s inclement weather, the event will be virtual and participants will be contacted with information on how to pick up their shirt. Suicide Awareness Week culminates with the walk/run. Email amandaf@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Virtual Q&A Talk with Torrey Is Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host a Q&A conversation with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 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. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled. Learn more or submit a question.
 

Campus Event Support Available from Parking and Transportation Services

Planning an event or bringing a guest to campus? Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) can help make campus events a success and keep campus moving. Whether you’re inviting one guest to campus or hundreds, contact PTS for assistance with tailored event maps, permits, signage, space or lot reservations, staffing, transportation services via the Vandal Trolley or Joe Bus and more. For long-time campus event coordinators, note that the hourly staffing rate has increased from $30 per hour to $40. Request PTS event services a minimum of seven days before your event by completing the PTS Event Request form.
 

Borah Foundation and Committee Announce the 2021 Symposium

The 2021 Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the University of Idaho will investigate the impacts of pandemics on peace and conflicts. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations or exacerbate international tensions. Using the most recent pandemic as a starting point, the symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. It will also focus on steps that can be taken now to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis. Read more.
 

Qdoba, Chick-fil-A Open for Summer Hours

Qdoba and Chick-fil-A are now open for summer hours on weekdays on the university campus from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more.
 

Are You a Safe Pedestrian?

As anyone that has tried to cross campus when classes are changing knows, there are a lot of people walking around campus. While drivers, bicyclists and skateboarders are often reminded to be alert for pedestrians, pedestrians need to work to ensure our safety as well. This is especially true during wet and cold seasons, when footing is more treacherous for the unaware 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 the right of way. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more steps pedestrians can take to be safe.
 

Construction in Buchanan Engineering Lab Building to Start

Construction will begin this month in the Buchanan Engineering Lab Building. The project is funded via the State of Idaho Permanent Building Fund, and it is the third phase of a series of code compliance and safety improvements. Upgrades include: replacing existing handrails in stair wells with new code-compliant handrails; adding a safety rail and chain at the south loading dock; improving code-required signage at stairs; repairing wall/air openings between laboratories on the second and third floors; installing three new fume hoods; and remodeling the small bathroom on Floor 1 into a new unisex, universal accessibility restroom. Architectural and Engineering Services apologizes for any inconveniences this work may cause. The intent was to have this work completed during the summer months, but supply chain issues and shortages have caused delays for the contractor.
 

Google Maps Assistance Sought

University Communications and Marketing and Facilities are collaborating to update University of Idaho information on Google Maps. The departments are looking for employees or other departments that currently curate U of I information on Google to contact fm-caddarchive@uidaho.edu with what they curate and contact information. The goal is to work together to keep U of I’s Google presence consistent and up to date.
 

AI Workshop Registration is Open

Registration is open for the Office of Research and Economic Development-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Workshop for faculty on Thursday, Oct. 14. The aim is to identify existing concentrations of expertise and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. Registration is open from today, Aug. 9 to Wednesday, Sept. 15.
 

View the Office of Technology Transfer ‘StartUp Series’ videos

The Office of Technology Transfer announces that the first three videos of its “StartUp Stories” speaker series are ready for viewing on its new YouTube channel. The series features conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers. Researchers who have created startups and business owners who have partnered with researchers to create marketable products are interviewed to share their knowledge with the university community. The aim is to share discussions about the process of commercializing discoveries with real-world applications.
 

Surplus Services Requests

In hopes of streamlining requests for surplus services, Facilities has implemented a new ticketing system. Such services are lost and found, solid waste services for events and the surplus delivery request. Requests will come directly to Surplus for processing and allow for communication with the requestor. For questions, contact Surplus at 208-885-1714 or surplus@uidaho.edu.
 

University Credits Available for High School Students

Qualified high school students are eligible to enroll in on-campus and online courses at the dual credit rate. Students must have parent and high school approval and a 2.5 GPA minimum. For more information, contact the Dual Credit Office at dualcredit@uidaho.edu.
 

New Website Unveiled for Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), which manages intellectual property for research and innovation at the university, announces the launch of its new website. Learn how OTT can help researchers. The Learning Center page lists links to other resources to learn about intellectual property, entrepreneurship and small business development. The OTT service portal and personnel page are also available. The site makes finding information about technology licensing and intellectual property protection easier. The website features its own landing page and navigation for “Business and Industry” that includes technologies available for licensing to industry, including agricultural, biomedical and other technologies, as well as introductory pages about how to fund a project and become a corporate partner.
 

Summer Graduate Writing Support Is Available

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant is available for online consultations until Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.
 

Annual fire hydrant flushing will be Aug. 16-30

The university’s annual fire hydrant flushing will be Aug. 16-30. Contact Elmer Johnson at 208-370-2741 with questions.

This Week’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, second floor of the library
Summer Final Grades Due by Noon: Tuesday, Aug. 10
Effective Performance Management and Performance Evaluation: 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Online
Safe Zone Training: 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Integrated Research and Innovation Center Atrium
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Aug. 11, Nampa Recreation Center
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 425 Farm Road
Vandal Night with the Boise Hawks: 7:15-10 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, Aug. 12, Memorial Stadium, Boise
Screen on the Green Featuring “The High Note:” 9-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Theophilus Tower

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Featured Story

Technology Investments a ‘Game-Changer’

When broadband internet recently arrived at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Kyle Nagy said the technology became an instant “game-changer” on expanding distance education opportunities. “Before, when it was windy or there would be thick cloud cover, we’d lose the internet sporadically throughout the day,” said Nagy, the center’s superintendent and orchard operations manager said. When the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ center near the base of Schweitzer Mountain hosted the Heritage Orchard Conference before the pandemic, perhaps 100 people attended the in-person event. Now, thanks to broadband installed last winter, more than 1,200 researchers, gardeners and orchardists from nearly all 50 states and 18 countries were enrolled in the webinars last spring. Read more.

News Releases

U of I Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Fall 2021

Auditions for the University of Idaho’s fall theatre season will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Forge Theatre, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Auditions are in-person or via video submission and are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including members of the Palouse community. Read more.

U of I in the News

U of I Will Use Months of COVID-19 Samples to Study Variants’

This story by Audrey Dutton was published in the Idaho Capital Sun on Aug. 2. 
Idaho will begin testing a stash of COVID-19 samples gathered over the past several months under a new grant-funded project to aid global research into coronavirus variants. The Idaho INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Escellence) and the University of Idaho will sequence COVID-19 samples that were collected from people in the Moscow area, under a $737,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Read more.
 

Expert: Housing Will Deflate, Not Burst

This story by Scott Jackson was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Aug. 3.

Effects of the pandemic and the Great Recession are among key factors contributing to the sharp spike in housing prices seen across Idaho in recent months, according to University of Idaho economist Steven Peterson. “I have not seen a housing market ever like this,” he said. “I’ve seen many booms, but not like this, not this kind of price spike.”  Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Two U of I Graduate Students Receive USDA NIFA Fellowships

Two University of Idaho postdoctoral fellows, Christopher Stubbs and Abdulbaset Alayat, received prestigious fellowships from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Stubbs and Alayat are part of a National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research project funded through 2022, focused on stalk-lodging, a problem that agriculture has faced for decades.
 

Caudle Honored for Contributions

Debbie Caudle, an undergraduate academic advisor at University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, received the Idaho Falls Post Register Silver Star that honors those 55 and over for their personal and professional accomplishments, talents and contributions to eastern Idaho. She worked at West Jefferson High School for 14 years and now at U of I for 14 years. “She has helped hundreds of students achieve their education goals and dreams,” the award nomination states. “She goes above and beyond for her students to help them overcome obstacles and graduate from college. She takes a student’s ‘I can’t’ and turns it into ‘I can.’”

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 students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. U of I employees and students can find out more about tobacco cessation resources online.

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Tree in Declining Health to be Removed from Presidential Grove

Facilities will remove a tree that has been in declining health for several years from the Presidential Grove near the southeast corner of the Administration Building on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The tree is a white fir planted in 1931 in recognition of the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of President George Washington. It is estimated that only 20% of the crown is alive. The tree is severely leaning, which poses a safety concern. Facilities recently made a recommendation to remove the tree per U of I policy and standards, and that recommendation was accepted. Plans are for an appropriate curation of the dedication plaque that identifies the tree. The vacated planting space will be used as a future tree dedication site.
 

‘Snakes of Idaho’ Is on Display at Library

A photograph exhibit called “Snakes of Idaho” can be viewed on the second floor of the library. The exhibit, on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University, will be on display through September. It features photos by Charles “Chuck” Peterson, a professor of herpetology.
 

Zoom Recordings Deleted After Nine Months

Beginning Sept. 30, all Zoom recordings nine months old and older will be deleted. Zoom recordings will continue to be deleted once they have been stored for nine months. This change is being implemented to preserve Zoom storage space, which is limited and shared by all U of I users. Visit Zoom to delete any Zoom recordings that you do not need and save those that you want to preserve to another location. Instructions on how to visit settings and access, download, delete and save recordings to other locations is available online.
 

Soil Stewards Student Farm to Host Weekly Produce Sale

Soil Stewards Student Farm, 425 Farm Road near the Sheep Center in Moscow, will host a weekly produce sale 4-6 p.m. every Thursday from Aug. 5 through Sept. 30. Support student farmers through purchasing fresh produce grown on the farm.
 

Google Maps Assistance Sought

University Communications and Marketing and Facilities are collaborating to update University of Idaho information on Google Maps. The departments are looking for employees or other departments that currently curate U of I information on Google to contact fmcaddarchive@uidaho.edu with what they curate and contact information. The goal is to work together to keep U of I’s Google presence consistent and up to date.
 

Virtual Q&A Talk With Torrey Is Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host a Q&A conversation with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 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. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled. Learn more or submit a question.
 

Drive-In Showing ‘Grease’ on Friday

Free summer movies on campus continue through Thursday, Aug. 26. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s drive-in features “Grease” on Friday, Aug. 6, in the gravel parking lot of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center (lot 57). Gates open at 8 p.m. The film starts at 9 p.m. Learn more.
 

Facilities Seeks Tables’ Owner

Five tables were delivered to Facilities with no contact information. Call 208-885-6246 to describe and claim them.
 

Be Mindful of Materials Not Accepted in Tow Units

As departments and colleges continue summer cleaning and surplus transfers, keep in mind what items are accepted and unaccepted for the rolling tow units outside. Solid waste employees have found items that could be hazardous or break equipment. The list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found online. For solid waste or surplus questions, call 208-885-1714 or email suplus@uidaho.edu.
 

Online Safety Program Required for New Students

All first-year undergraduate students under 24, regardless of their university location and including transfers, are required to complete the online required safety program, “Voices for Change,” that launches early this month. Completion is due by Friday, Sept. 10, to avoid a registration hold. Read more online or email voicesforchange@uidaho.edu with questions. Faculty or staff who missed the stakeholder overview session can email that address for a recording.
 

Borah Foundation and Committee Announce the 2021 Symposium

The 2021 Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the University of Idaho will investigate the impacts of pandemics on peace and conflicts. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations or exacerbate international tensions. Using the recent pandemic as a starting point, the symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. It will also focus on steps that can be taken now to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis. Read more.
 

New Ticketing System Implemented for Surplus Requests

In hopes of streamlining requests for surplus services, Facilities has implemented a new ticketing system. Such services are lost and found, solid waste services for events and the surplus delivery request. Requests will come directly to Surplus for processing and ease communication between the requestor and Surplus. For questions, contact Surplus at 208-885-1714 or surplus@uidaho.edu.
 

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Available

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development requests notice of intent (NOI) to apply to a new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline — National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program (Instrument Acquisition or Development), NOI Deadline: Monday, Aug. 30. For more information and to submit a NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the UI InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

Kip Moore Concert Tickets Are On Sale

Kip Moore will rock the campus for a fall semester kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at U of I’s newly refurbished facility next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Moore, a multi-platinum-selling artist, is known for bringing the “Good Life” to audiences nationwide. Tickets are on sale online.
 

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP.
 

Proposals for Taking Students Abroad Being Accepted

It’s time to plan and submit proposals for taking students abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 as a part of a course, volunteer or internship experience. Education Abroad will work with you and/or interested colleagues to plan and submit a program proposal meeting university policies and practices to mitigate risk and liability. Proposals are due Friday, Aug. 20, leaving time for recruitment and necessary planning prior to departure. Direct questions to kwraychettri@uidaho.edu.
 

Summer Writing Support Offered

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant will be available for online consultations through Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.

This Week’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, Parking lot 60 (east of Parking and Transportation Services)
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Aug. 4, Nampa Recreation Center
Vandals-n-S’mores: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1314 Andy Ave.
Events Council Meeting: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, Online
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 425 Farm Road
Deadline to submit grades for incomplete given summer or winter 2020: Friday, Aug. 6
Moscow Drive-In Featuring ‘Grease’: 9-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center parking lot

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

Featured Story

Sharing Stories of Connectivity

During her first year at the University of Idaho, Sacha Wells realized she could use storytelling to bring ecology to life. Wells, a recent graduate of ecology and conservation biology, came to U of I intent on studying ecology. As she pursued her degree, however, she was enamored with storytelling through filmmaking. “Storytelling is such a powerful tool,” Wells said. “Combining image and sound into a film allows stories to be shared with anyone from anywhere.” Read more.

News Releases

U of I, INBRE Researchers to Study Coronavirus Variants

The Idaho INBRE higher education network and the University of Idaho will sequence COVID-19 samples and study coronavirus variants in the Moscow population in hopes of preparing for and preventing future outbreaks thanks to a $737,000 grant from National Institutes of Health. Researchers will conduct viral genomic sequence analyses to identify variants of the virus and link them to travel patterns, outbreak events and demographic groups in Idaho. Coronavirus variants, especially those that could render vaccines ineffective, are a global concern. Read more.

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Wildfire Smoke May Also Include Microbes

This story written by Angela Palmero was published in The Lewiston Tribune on July 23.

Residents of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and surrounding cities have woken up to a haze of wildfire smoke for the last two weeks registering between “moderate” and “unhealthy” on the U.S. Air Quality Index. Wildfire smoke is made up of gases and fine particles produced when trees, vegetation and other organic materials burn. The health effects of breathing in it are well-documented, and prolonged exposure is associated with risk of asthma, strokes and respiratory infection. However, less is known about the microorganisms transported by wildfire smoke. Leda Kobziar, a fire ecologist at the University of Idaho, is one of the leading figures in the field of pyroaerobiology. Read more.
 

U of I Researchers Dig at Salmon River Ranch of Polly Bemis

This story written by Ralph Bartholdt was published in the McCall Star-News on July 22.

About 400 artifacts linked to Chinese immigrant and Idaho pioneer Polly Bemis have been unearthed by University of Idaho archaeologists. The first year of what researchers hope will be a multi-year excavation was completed in April at the Polly Bemis Ranch on the Salmon River 44 miles east of Riggins. Read more.

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

The 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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Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Are Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 17 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. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled. Learn more or submit a question.
 

Online Safety Program Required for New Students

All first-year undergraduate students under 24, regardless of their university location and including transfers, are required to complete the online required safety program, “Voices for Change,” that will launch early August. Completion is due by Friday, Sept. 10, to avoid a registration hold. Read more online or email voicesforchange@uidaho.edu with questions. Faculty or staff who missed the stakeholder overview session can e-mail that address for a recording. 
 

Borah Foundation and Committee Announce the 2021 Symposium

The 2021 Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the University of Idaho will investigate the impacts of pandemics on peace and conflicts. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations or exacerbate international tensions. Using the recent pandemic as a starting point, the symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. It will also focus on steps that can be taken now to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis. Read more.
 

View the Office of Technology Transfer ‘StartUp Series’ Videos on New YouTube Channel

The Office of Technology Transfer announces the first three videos of its “StartUp Stories” speaker series are ready for viewing on its new YouTube channel. The series features conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers. Researchers who have created startups and business owners who have partnered with researchers to create marketable products are interviewed to share their knowledge with the university community. The aim is to share discussions about the process of commercializing discoveries with real-world applications.
 

Vandals in the Park Picnic Is Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene

Vandals in the Park Picnic, a first-time event in Coeur d’Alene with President Scott Green and Joe Vandal, will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at McEuen Park. All current, future and forever Vandals and their families are welcome. Celebrate 2020-21 U of I Coeur d’Alene graduates while also recognizing current students and those who are just beginning their Vandal journey. Bring the family, plus lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy the music of U of I alumnus and Coeur d’Alene native Colby Acuff ’19. RSVP online.
 

Kip Moore Concert Tickets Are On Sale

Kip Moore will rock the campus for a fall semester kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at U of I’s newly refurbished East Practice Field practice facility next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Moore, a multi-platinum-selling artist, is known for bringing the “Good Life” to audiences nationwide. Tickets are on sale online.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Available

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunities — National Science Foundation, 2024 American National Election Study Competition, accelerated NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 2; and National Institutes of Health, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program, NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 9. For more information and to submit a NOI or concept paper to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the UI InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions Team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

University Credits Available for High School Students

Qualified high school students are eligible to enroll in on-campus and online courses at the dual credit rate. Students must have parent and high school approval and a 2.5 GPA minimum. For more information, contact the Dual Credit Office at dualcredit@uidaho.edu.
 

Screen on the Green this Friday Features ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Free summer movies continue through Thursday, Aug. 26, on campus. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s Screen on the Green features “Godzilla vs. Kong” at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 30, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Learn more.
 

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP.
 

Proposals for Taking Students Abroad Being Accepted

It’s time to plan and submit proposals for taking students abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 as a part of a course, volunteer or internship experience. Education Abroad will work with you and/or interested colleagues to plan and submit a program proposal meeting university policies and practices to mitigate risk and liability. Proposals are due Friday, Aug. 20, leaving time for recruitment and necessary planning prior to departure. Direct questions to kwraychettri@uidaho.edu.
 

Summer Writing Support Offered

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant will be available for online consultations through Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.
 

IBEST Reorganizes into Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is now part of the new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS). To accurately represent the capabilities of its staff and infrastructure, IBEST renamed its parent institute. The name change is intended to better reflect the skills housed within the institute and the research computing, genomics and bioinformatics resources that are used by researchers throughout the university. Read more.
 

ASCEND Hub Webinar Presents ‘Angel Investing – Ask the Expert!’

The ASCEND Hub and University of Idaho Technology Transfer announce a webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29. Drew Tulchin, president, New Mexico Angels, will speak about research funding from an investor’s perspective in the interactive webinar. New Mexico Angels is the only New Mexico-based group of individual accredited angel investors focused on investing in early-stage companies in the Southwest. ASCEND and the New Mexico Angels recently formed a partnership to provide access to resources for the National Institutes of Health-designated Western IDeA States. Register here.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park Slated for Thursday

Join the Vandal Family on Thursday, July 29, for a fun-filled day at the annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park near Athol. You’ll get an hour of early access to Roller Coaster Alley with a Vandal Day Gold Pass. Then enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing Panic Plunge and a quiet, family-friendly dinner. There’s a ticket package for everyone. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 28. Discounted tickets are not available at the door.

This Week’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Summer Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Online via Zoom
Effective Performance Management and Performance Evaluation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Online
Vandals in the Park: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 28, Nampa Recreation Center
Vandal Day at Silverwood: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Athol
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session III Four-Week Classes: Friday, July 30
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Screen on the Green Featuring ‘Godzilla vs. Kong:’ 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 30, Theophilus Tower Lawn

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

Featured Story

An Inspired Design: Competition Allows Student to Grow as a Designer

Sonya Fernandes grew up surrounded by art and design. With a mother and sister who are both designers, it was no surprise when the Post Falls native decided to pursue a career in interior architecture at the University of Idaho. “I was heavily influenced by the artistic passions of my mom and sister,” said Fernandes, a recent graduate of the Interior Architecture and Design Program in the College of Art and Architecture. “Their passions quickly became my passion.” Read more.

News Releases

After Two Decades, U of I’s INBRE Program Has Attracted $170M For Student Research

Over the past two decades, more than $170 million has been generated for biomedical research in Idaho’s state and private colleges and universities thanks to a network administered by the University of Idaho called INBRE. Recipients of the grants — scientists, doctors and students from Idaho — will converge on Moscow July 26-29 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of INBRE (The IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and share their research. The conference will also celebrate the fulfillment of its goal to provide research opportunities to Idaho undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Read more.

U of I in the News

Oral History Project Focuses on Now-Absent Caribou

This story by Eli Francovich was published by The Spokesman-Review on July 15.

When in 2019 Canadian biologists captured the sole surviving member of a caribou herd that still occasionally wandered into Idaho, a species disappeared from the contiguous United States. How long would it take the land and its animals, including humans, to forget about the so-called “gray ghosts?” That’s a question Jack Kredell and Christopher Lamb, both master’s students at the University of Idaho, are exploring via a multimedia website combining oral histories from biologists, conservation officers and about 20 residents who encountered the animals in the Selkirk Mountains. Read more

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University Communications and Marketing launched a private employee Facebook group. U of I employees who are interested in using Facebook to receive and share work-related information and connect with co-workers can join the group here. You can also search for the group name “UI Faculty and Staff News & Events.” Once joined, you can modify your notifications to receive as many or as a few notices about group postings as you wish.

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Vandals in the Park Picnic Is July 27 in Coeur d’Alene

Vandals in the Park Picnic, a first-time event in Coeur d’Alene with President Scott Green and Joe Vandal, will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at McEuen Park. All current, future and forever Vandals and their families are welcome. Celebrate 2020-21 U of I Coeur d’Alene graduates while also recognizing current students and those who are just beginning their Vandal journey. Bring the family, plus lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy the music of U of I alumnus and Coeur d’Alene native Colby Acuff ’19. Cost is $10 for those 13 and older; $5 for ages 6 to 12; and free for Coeur d’Alene Center students. RSVP online.
 

Kip Moore Concert Tickets Go On Sale July 21

Kip Moore will rock the campus for a fall semester kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at U of I’s newly refurbished East Practice Field practice facility next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Moore, a multi-platinum-selling artist, is known for bringing the Good Life to audiences nationwide. Tickets go on sale online at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 21.
 

Drive-In Featuring ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Friday

Free summer movies continue on campus through Thursday, Aug. 26. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s drive-in features "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 9 p.m. Friday, July 23 in the gravel parking lot of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Gates open at 8 p.m. Learn more and see the schedule.
 

Sixth Street will be Partially Closed Thursday

Sixth Street near the Extension building will be partially closed on Thursday, July 22, due to Avista Utilities performing high-pressure gas work. The north side of the road will be closed, and there will be single-lane traffic open on the south side. Avista will have flaggers. If you have questions, call 208-885-6246.
 

Technology Support Personnel Are Training This Week

Technology support personnel from across the university are attending annual training this week through Thursday, July 22. They are learning about new and updated technologies and processes to better support the university. Projects and other work will be scheduled after this week. Personnel will be monitoring tickets as they come in and will respond to urgent tickets as soon as possible.