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Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 16, 2019

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:47:00 -0700

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Bring Ideas to the Public Arena through the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:44:00 -0700

College of Law Professor Anastasia Telesetsky and Professor Adam Sowards in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences invite all U of I researchers and academics to join their informal Lunch and Learn conversation titled, "Going Public: Ideas for Getting Scholarly Ideas into the Public Arena" at noon Thursday, April 25, in the IRIC Atrium. Read more

Technology Solutions Partners are Top Priority in the Central Device Management Program

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:42:00 -0700

The Central Device Management (CDM) program, part of the Information Technology (IT) Best Use Initiative, is in full swing and most IT support staff are involved in the effort. IT Local Support across the Moscow campus, including ITS Technology Solutions Partners, will be very busy with project work through May 24, 2019. We kindly ask for everybody’s patience with IT support needs and requests during this period. Read more

Faculty Invited to Stop By the Student Technology Center for Central Device Management Installation

Posted Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:58:00 -0700

As a convenience for faculty, the Student Technology Center is available for inventory and installation of the management tool for the Central Device Management (CDM) program. If faculty received an email from “University of Idaho Support” with a subject of “Service Request Created (IT Best Use Initiative…” regarding IT staff scheduling a time for enrolling your devices, faculty with laptops may opt instead to bring their laptop(s) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, April 19, to Room 128 of the Student Technology Center, in the TLC. Otherwise, IT support staff will continue office visits through this week where possible or schedule a time that works best for faculty. Read more

Presentation Focuses on Legacy of Idaho's Chinese Pioneers

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:28:00 -0700

At 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, April 16, in the Horizon Room of Idaho Commons, Renae Campbell, historical archaeology doctoral student will present on the legacy of Idaho's Chinese Pioneers. Today the Boise Basin is known for its outdoor recreation activities, historic graveyards and not-quite ghost towns, but it also contains a network of over 300 archaeological sites associated with Chinese miners and entrepreneurs who were among Idaho's earliest pioneers. Read more

Internal Idaho NSF EPSCoR Seed Funding Opportunity Available

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:44:00 -0700

Internal seed funding is available for the National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: Linking Genome to Phenome to Predict Adaptive Responses of Organisms to Changing Landscapes funding. The purpose of this GEM3 seed funding is to allow project leadership and the Idaho research community to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities as well as pursue high-impact, potentially transformative research. Its principal objective is to catalyze new research on focal species, species interactions, ecosystems, genomics/phenomics, and other emerging areas related to the scope of the GEM3 award. Read more

Experience “Asterisk,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Prichard Gallery

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:42:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit "Asterisk," beginning with an opening reception at 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the gallery. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 11, and includes work from three graduating master's students from the College of Art and Architecture — Logan Clancy, Jonathan Matteson and Ashley Vaughn. The students' mediums include abstract digital videos, sound art, multimedia and watercolor relief prints. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 9, 2019

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:34:00 -0700

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Get One-on-One Assistance for Developing a Fulbright Faculty Scholar Application

Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:24:00 -0700

As part of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) efforts to support faculty scholarship at the University of Idaho, assistance is being offered to faculty members looking to apply to the Sept. 16, 2019 deadline for the Fulbright Faculty Scholars Program. A Fulbright Application Mentoring Session will take place noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Room 402 of Morrill Hall. Read more

Faculty Compensation System Open Forums Next Week

Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:13:00 -0700

A market-based compensation system is currently used to help inform faculty salary changes. This salary model was developed by a faculty task force and implemented last year. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President will sponsor two open this week to further explain the model and share recent improvements. The session are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Both sessions are in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

April 7-13 is National Library Week

Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:13:00 -0700

Libraries, librarians and library workers play a valuable role in transforming lives and strengthening communities. National Library Week is an annual celebration that highlights the value of libraries. The U of I Library is the heart of scholarly success and provides critical resources, programs and expertise to students, faculty and staff as well as community members. The beautiful spaces in the library are places where people, regardless of age, culture or income level can come together and learn. Read more

Library Welcomes Input About Journal and Database Review Process

Posted Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:28:00 -0700

The Library is initiating a journal and database review process that will result in cancellations for some low-use journals and databases. Titles that are slated for potential cancellation are listed and input from users is welcomed through the end of April. Read more

Attend Planning Workshop to Prepare for 2019 NIH Regional Seminars

Posted Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:39:00 -0700

There is still time to register for the spring 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regional Seminar, May 15-17, in Baltimore, Maryland, and to prepare by attending the pre-seminar workshop offered by the Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team at 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in IRIC 231 (or join via Zoom). Read more

Library Hosts the 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit Through April

Posted Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:37:00 -0700

The 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit can be viewed through the end of April on the first floor of the U of I Library. The exhibit is a biannual juried book art contest coordinated by the Idaho Center for the Book in Boise. Seventeen handmade art books selected from an international pool of submissions for this year's exhibit were chosen. This free exhibit will be open to the public through the month of April. Read more

Part Two of Plant-Nematode Interactions Discussion at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:25:00 -0700

At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, April 11, in the IRIC Atrium, Nejra Solo, graduate student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will give a second presentation in a two-part Lunch and Learn talk on the potato cyst nematode, a microscopic worm that can cause up to 80 percent yield loss in infested potato fields and represents a serious problem for Idaho's $1.2 billion potato industry. Read more

Staff Awards Ceremony Winners Announced

Posted Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:25:00 -0700

Awards were given to staff who have shown exemplary dedication and have gone above and beyond their normal job duties at the University of Idaho. Staff who qualified for the award were nominated by their peers and reviewed through an award process conducted by the Staff Council Staff Awards subcommittee. Additionally, those staff retiring from the university were also recognized along with the longevity awards of current employees for service of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 etc. in five-year increments. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 2, 2019

Posted Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:15:00 -0700

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Call for University Honors Program Seminar Proposals for Spring and Fall 2020

Posted Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:29:00 -0700

The University Honors Program is requesting proposals from faculty for three-credit honors seminars (HON INTR 404) to be offered in either spring or fall of 2020. Honors seminars are intended to be small, challenging, discussion-based and innovative courses for juniors and seniors in which students are active participants. The courses offer faculty an opportunity to teach smaller classes (honors seminars are limited to 18 students) and the chance to explore new topics and instructional formats. Read more

Katerina Bodovski to Present Work on Burnout in Academia and Work/Life Balance

Posted Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:29:00 -0700

At 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 111 of Renfrew Hall, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will welcome Katerina Bodovski, author and associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. Bodovski has distinguished herself in the realm of creating work/life balance in the face of escalating expectations on tenure track faculty members. Read more

Women's Club Movement in Idaho is Subject of a Library Exhibit Through May 17

Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:17:00 -0700

The exhibit, Idaho Club Women, looks at the Women's Club Movement in Idaho and celebrates some of the earliest women's clubs in the state and the impact of women's clubs on society. Beginning during Women's History Month, the exhibit is available for student, faculty, staff and community viewing on the second floor of the library through May 17, 2019. Read more

IT Support Staff Will Visit Offices to Install Software on All University-Owned Devices

Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:53:00 -0700

University of Idaho Information Technology Services (ITS) is beginning a Central Device Management Program to gather and maintain accurate information about all university-owned devices. IT support staff will begin installing software on university-owned devices in offices across the Moscow campus beginning Monday, April 1. Faculty and staff cooperation in these efforts will provide IT support staff with information to more effectively support technology needs. Departments will be notified in advance when IT support staff will be conducting updates in their buildings. Read more

Apply for a Think Open Fellowship

Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:53:00 -0700

The U of I Library is now accepting applications for the 2019 Think Open Fellowships. Opportunities are available for faculty and graduate students who wish to adopt Open Educational Resources (OERs) in the courses they teach. Fellows receive up to $1,250 in funding. Proposals are due March 29. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 26, 2019

Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:49:00 -0700

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Learn to Use REDCap Training on April 23

Posted Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:14:00 -0700

Learn how to use REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) and University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) are offering this free Zoom training that is available to faculty and staff 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Read more

Idaho Assistive Technology Project Hosts Open House Wednesday for National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:34:00 -0700

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) at the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is proud to announce March 27 as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day by the U.S. Congress. To recognize National Assistive Technology Awareness Day the IATP will host an open house from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at CDHD, 1187 Alturas Drive, Moscow. IATP staff will be on hand to demonstrate equipment, display a variety of assistive technology devices and provide information and resources. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 19, 2019

Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:16:00 -0700

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is April 19, 2019

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:12:00 -0700

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. U of I faculty and staff can access application forms. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 4 p.m. Friday, April 19. Read more

Attend a Reception with Electro-Mechanical Systems Leader John Rockwell '73

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:06:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering welcomes to the Moscow campus John Rockwell '73, electro-mechanical systems leader and president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the thinkTANK, Janssen Engineering Building Room 126. The reception is open to U of I students, faculty and staff. Read more

Attend an Open Forum on Proposed FY2020 Changes to Campus Parking and Transportation

Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:18:00 -0700

The proposed FY2020 parking and transportation system changes are designed to enhance our campus' alternative transportation network; address customer priorities of space availability and permit affordability; and improve parking technology, maintenance and quality, in accordance with Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) unit strategic plan. Read more

Policy Pub Explores the Future of Food

Posted Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to present Policy Pub: The Future of Food, 5-6 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Read more

VERAS Training Opportunities Available

Posted Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:16:00 -0700

For all those who apply for external funding: the new pre-award module of VERAS (Vandals Electronic Research Administration System) will be implemented beginning Monday, April 1, when all newly created proposal applications will need to be prepared and submitted to the sponsor via VERAS. Please plan to attend one of the live training opportunity sessions hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 5, 2019

Posted Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:39:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Library's Digital Georeferenced Aerial Imagery Collection Has New 2018 Data

Posted Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:15:00 -0800

Natural-color aerial imagery for Moscow, Idaho and Nez Perce County have been added to the Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer, a digital collection that enables users to explore and download one foot, six-inch and three-inch digital georeferenced aerial imagery. Aerial images are used to study geography, to survey areas of land and even to look at the footprint of your own or your neighbor's backyard. Read more

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Workshop

Posted Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:05:00 -0800

On Thursday, April 4, the University of Idaho welcomes Mark Silver, senior program officer in the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), who will conduct a workshop about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies. This workshop is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by March 20. Read more

Campaign Brings Awareness of Library Services

Posted Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:32:00 -0800

The "My Library" campaign features timely, real-life library stories from University of Idaho students across the institution. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the library services students find most valuable by sharing student experiences directly to students by students. By featuring real students and real solutions to educational needs, the campaign is changing the perception of the library. Read more

Go Further with the TRIO McNair Program

Posted Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:29:00 -0800

The University of Idaho TRIO INSPIRE McNair program is recruiting potential candidates for the 2019-2020 year. The McNair program prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance into graduate and doctoral fields of study. The goal of the program is to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students attaining master’s and doctorate degrees. Read more

What to Remember About Spring Break Parking

Posted Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:26:00 -0800

Due to record-breaking snowfall this February, additional parking restrictions will be in place during this year’s spring break, Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 2019. Read more

Open Forums with Presidential Search Finalists Next Week, March 4-8

Posted Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:42:00 -0800

Open forums with the five presidential search finalists will take place on the Moscow campus 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pacific time each day in the International Ballroom of Bruce M. Pitman Center all days except Wednesday. On Wednesday the open forum will take place in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms of Idaho Commons. Get the statewide schedule. Read more

What to Remember About Spring Break Parking

Posted Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:58:00 -0800

U of I Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during spring break, Monday through Friday, March 11-15. Read more

Finalists Named in University of Idaho President Search

Posted Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:30:00 -0800

Idaho State Board of Education Press Release, Feb. 27, 2019: Five finalists have been named from a list of over 50 candidates who applied to become the 19th president of the University of Idaho. The finalists were selected after nine semifinalists were interviewed late last week by the U of I President Search Screening Committee. Read more

Bring Color to Research through the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Presentation

Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:29:00 -0800

Shirley Luckhart, of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Science, will speak at noon Thursday, March 7, in the IRIC Atrium about the CHHE IVIS Imaging Service Center. Her presentation is titled, "The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem IVIS Imaging Service Center: Your Research in Living Colors." Read more

Review Staff Council Committee Opportunities

Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:26:00 -0800

Staff Council is looking for enthusiastic board-appointed staff members to fill positions with a start date of June 1, 2019. Staff Council's mission is to promote recognition, empowerment, advocacy and leadership necessary to create a professional, collegial environment and work experience for staff members employed at the University of Idaho. Read more

Celebrate International Mother Language Day Friday

Posted Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:23:00 -0800

The first ever International Mother Language Day Celebration will take place 3 -5 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms, Idaho Commons, Moscow. International Mother Language Day was originally observed in Feb. 2000 by the United Nations, and has spread across the world as a way to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Read more

Get the Volunteer Qualification Checklist

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:45:00 -0800

Departments who use volunteer services have access to the Standards for Departments Using Volunteer Services which will provide compliance assistance and step-by-step instructions for completing the Volunteer Qualification Checklist and the Information for Volunteers forms. Read more

National Society of Black Engineers U of I Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Thursday

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:40:00 -0800

General Mills Agriculture Operations Business Manager Alex Merritt will speak at 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Clearwater-Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons. Attendance is free and open to the public. Read more

Women's Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:40:00 -0800

Registration is now open for the 2019 U of I-WSU Women's Leadership Conference, to be held Wednesday, April 3, at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow. The conference will explore the theme “Finding Your Power: Cultivating Authentic Leadership.” This year's theme speaks to the importance of culture change through individual and shared empowerment, cultivating leadership through positive, open and honest relationships and building a diverse and innovative community to create dynamic, respectful and inclusive work environments. Read more

Limited Submission: Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education

Posted Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:32:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE). The deadline to submit NOIs is 5 p.m. Pacific time Friday, March 1. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 19, 2019

Posted Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:20:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

International Jazz Collections Exhibit in the Kibbie Dome During the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 21-23

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:30:00 -0800

An exhibit celebrating Lionel Hampton and His Band and featuring their legacy and their contributions to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is on display at the Kibbie Dome during performances courtesy of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives International Jazz Collections (IJC). Read more

Jazz Album Cover Art Exhibit at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Open Through March 8

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:20:00 -0800

The exhibit “Cover to Cover: Jazz Album Art” celebrates the colorful and creative art found on jazz albums. Provided by the International Jazz Collection of the University of Idaho Library’s Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce displays art from albums of some of the jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. The exhibit runs concurrently with a Jazz Festival office display of past Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival posters. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 12, 2019

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:09:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Sign Up for Vandal Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:47:00 -0800

Vandals and their families are invited to the first-ever North Idaho Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. The weekend will be filled with fun as Vandals take over Lookout Pass and historic Wallace. Join U of I Alumni Association board member Rick Sparks and Alumni Executive Director Kathy Barnard for this entertaining weekend. Read more

Bringing History to Life: Creating the U.S. Constitution

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:45:00 -0800

David A. Moss, author of "Democracy: A Case Study" and the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at the Harvard Business School, makes history come alive with an audience-driven discussion on how our republic — and democracy as we know it — came about during a lecture at 5-7 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Women's Center Seeking Nominations for 2019 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:42:00 -0800

The Women's Center is seeking nominations for the 2019 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards. Each year, members of the campus and local community are recognized with this award by the Women's Center for their continuous dedication to activism for gender justice. Read more

Library Resources — A Complete Searchable Archive of American Vogue Is Available

Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:26:00 -0800

The U of I Library provides a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 5, 2019

Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:39:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff Feb. 19

Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:10:00 -0800

Register now for Green Dot Overview training for staff and faculty to be held 3:30-4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in ED 441. Read more

Invent Idaho State Finals at U of I March 1-2

Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:10:00 -0800

One hundred young inventors in grades 1-12 from all over Idaho will display their creative innovations at the Invent Idaho state finals event held on the University of Idaho campus March 1 and 2. Imagine a toilet that reminds you to "Remember to flush" after use, a device to encourage you to get up and get your heart exercising in the morning or even a food waste-to-dog-cookie maker. These creative kids have designed and built amazing prototypes. On Friday, March 1, U of I will host engineering and science demonstrations and tours for the young inventors. The invention displays are open to the public from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, in IRIC with the awards celebration, hosted by the Los Angeles TV star of the "Tomorrow Show Gray Bright,” beginning at noon in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Bringing History to Life: Creating the U.S. Constitution Presentation Feb. 28

Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:08:00 -0800

David A. Moss, author of "Democracy: A Case Study" and the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at the Harvard Business School, makes history come alive with an audience-driven discussion on how our republic — and democracy as we know it — came about. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Lincoln Auditorium of the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations

Posted Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:00:00 -0800

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady will give the lecture "Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations" at the 6th Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on at 5 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Boise at the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Energy Storage Technologies for Space Travel Discussed at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:56:00 -0800

Professor Herb Hess and Associate Professor Christine Berven in the colleges of Science and Engineering lead a team of students to design and build flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) in the IRIC building. These FESS-based technologies can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun and will one day help NASA achieve its space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. Read more

VandalStar - A New Platform for Online Advising and Communication

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:17:00 -0800

VandalStar implementation began last fall and has shown to be a great support for students' success. VandalStar empowers students to connect with an integrated service network — advisors, instructors, housing, career services, student support services - TRIO, etc. — all in one place. Read more

Call for Applications for CDIL Fellowship Programs

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:01:00 -0800

Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2019 fellowship programs are now open and due by March 8. Opportunities are available for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to pursue and explore digital scholarship with support from CDIL. Full information is available on the CDIL website, Read more

University-Level Promotions Review Committee Announced

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:53:00 -0800

The 2018-19 university-level promotions review committee met with the Provost and Executive Vice President to participate in the development of recommendations on promotions in instructor, regular, research, clinical and extension ranks. The committee's recommendations are considered by the provost and the president; the president makes the final decision. Read more

Get Ready for Thank-a-Thon, Feb. 12-13

Posted Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:18:00 -0800

Thank-a-Thon 2019 is designed for the express purpose of giving the university community the opportunity to thank Vandal donors for their generous gifts to scholarships, programming or the U of I experience. Thank-a-Thon 2019 will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12-13, in the Rotunda and ASUI Student Lounge, Idaho Commons. In FY18, donors gave $10M to student scholarships, $8.7M to programming (study abroad, lectures, etc), $9.8M to faculty (positions, research) and $13.7M to facilities/resources (future ICCU Arena, faculty/student conference travel, etc). Read more

Update on Bennett Situation

Posted Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:38:00 -0800

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 the University of Idaho issued a Vandal Alert in response to concerns regarding the conduct of Denise Bennett. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Jan. 22, 2019

Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:37:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Read the Updates from the Coordinated Community Response Team

Posted Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:58:00 -0800

A coordinated community response approach ensures a timely, culturally-relevant and respectful response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking committed on or off campus. The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) coordinates all prevention and intervention efforts, facilitates communication between key campus departments and community partners, ensures messages across efforts are consistent and reinforced, and ensures the system’s response to victims is seamless, consistent and supportive. Read more

Faculty Invited to Apply for NIH Science Education Partnership Award

Posted Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:52:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply for the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25), a limited submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs is Jan. 28, 2019. Read more

Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Will Focus on Urban Regeneration in China

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:11:00 -0800

The Landscape Architecture Program will present a special guest lecture event with Professor Emeritus Stephen R. Drown at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in TLC 028. Drown will talk about his urban regeneration efforts in China — specifically contemporary planning and design projects of international significance, and how they co-exist with historical gardens and landscapes. Read more

Review Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Guidelines

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:03:00 -0800

In 2014 the university went to a unit/compactor system for handling municipal solid waste generated on campus. This has been a success, and greatly reduced overall costs as well as allowing the ability to directly measure how much waste is generated yearly. However, it is important that the campus community review these guidelines on unacceptable waste. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: January 15, 2019

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:17:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Register for a Valentine Cookie Decorating Class

Posted Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:09:00 -0800

The U of I Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences will host an evening of cookie decorating in the state-of-the art Carmelita Spencer Foods Laboratory at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Participants will learn how to make a delicious sugar cookie that will hold its shape and icing that has perfect consistency. Step by step instructions will be given as the instructor demonstrates icing techniques that will be displayed on two overhead monitors. Read more

2018 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award Winners Share Strategies for Student Success

Posted Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:01:00 -0800

Learn how four campuses developed innovative student success initiatives that increased student success, completion rates, tuition revenue and reduced loan debts during a talk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Crest Room of the Idaho Commons, Moscow. Leave with new ideas to enhance U of I programs that have already been applied and proven to work on diverse campuses. Read more

Learn How to Report Vehicle Accident

Posted Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:54:00 -0800

Good driving habits and defensive driving techniques can help reduce the chances of an automobile accident. Unfortunately, accidents still occur. It is important to know what to do in the event of an accident while driving a U of I-owned vehicle or rented vehicle. Read more

Biogas Research Presented at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:51:00 -0800

U of I senior Kenny Sheffler will present his biogas feasibility study and research on small-scale digestion and how households can become more sustainable through the production and use of biogas at the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, Jan. 24, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Read more

Faculty Evaluation of Administrators Form 2 Now Available Online

Posted Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:41:00 -0800

Faculty are given an annual opportunity to provide confidential feedback on their administrators (deans, associate deans, department chairs, program heads, etc.). This is important information for their supervisors as they prepare 2018 evaluations. Great care is taken to ensure comments remain confidential and are only viewed by the administrators' supervisor(s). Feedback for 2018 will be collected through online surveys. The information will be managed and distributed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation. Read more

Working with minors in your program? Screen, Select and Train the Supervised Adult and Authorized Adult

Posted Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:24:00 -0800

APM 05.12, Protection of Minors requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to screen, select and train employees and volunteers based on the type of contact they have with minors. Read more

Understand How to Request Certificates and Waivers

Posted Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:19:00 -0800

The university may enter into a contract that requires giving another party a certificate or getting a certificate by the other party. Usually, if U of I is performing a function for another party, the party will ask for proof of coverage. If a party is performing a function for the university, proof of coverage will be requested. Review certificate and waiver policies and procedures. Read more

Presidential Action on University Policies

Posted Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:13:00 -0800

This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. 2. and 1540 C. Read more

Help Available for NSF CAREER Proposals for Early Career Faculty

Posted Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:15:00 -0800

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award (CAREER) offers NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. Read more

Discover More Than 50 Research Support Centers through New Web Portal

Posted Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:12:00 -0800

Did you know U of I is home to more than 50 approved service centers across the state? Now all these centers — along with descriptions of their services — are in one location: the University of Idaho's Shared Resources site. The site serves as a gateway to a wide range of research support services for our faculty and students, as well as cohorts from the private sector, government agencies and other universities. Read more

ORED Announces RISE Program for New Internal Funding Opportunities

Posted Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:52:00 -0800

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has opportunities for a new internal funding program: RISE (Research, Infrastructure and Scholarly Excellence) for supporting research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines at U of I. RISE grants are intended to enhance the competitiveness of future proposals submitted to external sponsors and/or result in publications, patents, awards, performances or other avenues. Read more

Through the Snow Emerges a Dining Champion

Posted Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:39:00 -0800

A big thank you to Kris Raasch from Sodexo for always going above and beyond to make our services a success. Just this week he went to the grocery store to get fresh fruit before we opened because the delivery trucks were delayed in the snow. We appreciate all the hard workers at Vandal Catering and their care for our students. Read more

Submit a Space Request for IRIC

Posted Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:19:00 -0800

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Researchers may submit an Initial Space Request form for long-term projects and programs or a short-term/low-risk activities request. Read more

Campus Mail Holiday Schedule

Posted Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:21:00 -0800

U of I is closed Dec. 24, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019. Campus Mail Services (CMS) will be closed Dec. 24-26 and open Dec. 27-28 until noon. Mail and parcels will be sorted and delivered to selected locations. Campus mail will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1 and will reopen with normal scheduled hours on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2019. Read more

LIMITED SUBMISSION: Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF EPSCoR RII Track 4

Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:55:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Track 4 (EPSCoR Research Fellows) program. The deadline to submit NOIs for this limited submission funding opportunity is 5 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Dec. 14. Read more

Learn to Use REDCap Online Survey and Database Software

Posted Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:57:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team (RFD) will hold a live training on how to use REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) and University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) are offering this free training via Zoom video conferencing. RFD will host the webinar 1-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in IRIC 321. Read more

Read the Coordinated Community Response Team Update, Learn How to Get Involved

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:48:00 -0800

The Coordinated Community Response Team has a variety of updates to share and several opportunities to get involved. Read more

Faculty Invited to Apply for NIH COBRE 2020

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:55:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program (P20; PAR-18-266) for the January 2020 deadline. The deadline to submit NOIs for this limited submission funding opportunity is 5 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Read more

Engineering Students Present Capstone Design Projects

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:50:00 -0800

More than 50 teams of engineering students from various majors will present their capstone design projects from 8:30-10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Gauss-Johnson Engineering Building Design Suite (Room 108) and Power Lab (Room 201). Thirteen teams finishing their second semester and concluding their projects will present between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in various locations around campus. Read more

President Chuck Staben to Preside Over University Faculty Meeting

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:47:00 -0800

University Faculty Meeting #2 (2018-19), President Chuck Staben presiding, is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

DOE EPSCoR Requests Pre-applications for Implementation Grants

Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:31:00 -0800

Research and Faculty Development is pleased to announce that the Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) is soliciting pre-applications from eligible jurisdictions for implementation grants. The pre-application is required as a part of the application process and is due 2 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday, Dec. 20. Read more

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Invites NOIs

Posted Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:26:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is inviting notices of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting letters of nomination for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. Read more

Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF’s Materials Innovation Platforms

Posted Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:58:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOIs) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP), a limited submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs is 5 p.m. Pacific time, Nov 21, 2018. Read more

Attend Presentations of the Finalists for U of I Registrar

Posted Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:53:00 -0800

The search committee for the open position of University Registrar is pleased to announce three finalists for the position. Finalists will visit the Moscow campus Nov. 26-30, and will give short presentations followed by a Q&A session. The U of I community is invited to attend. Read more

Temporary Street and Lot Closure Nov. 19

Posted Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:49:00 -0800

A traffic flow study will temporarily close three streets and Gold Lot 35 at 8-9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19. University Ave. (from Deakin Ave. to Ash St.), Ash Street (from University Ave. to Idaho Ave.) and Idaho Ave. (from Ash St. to Deakin Ave.) along with Gold Lot 35 will be closed. All vehicles must be removed from these streets no later than 2 a.m. Monday morning. Read more

Review Thanksgiving Break Parking Regulations

Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:13:00 -0800

Parking regulations during academic breaks are different than when school is in session. Please review enforcement regulations for fall break, Nov. 19-23, 2018. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Nov. 13, 2018

Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:05:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

LIMITED SUBMISSION: Faculty Invited to Submit for Harnessing the Data Revolution

Posted Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:29:00 -0800

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps Program. This is a limited submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs is 5 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Nov. 16. Read more

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