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Becky Tallent Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists

Posted 10/17/2019 9:39:00 PM

Emeritus associate professor Becky Tallent received the Wells Memorial Key from the Society of Professional Journalists, the highest honor the organization awards. Tallent, who retired from the University of Idaho in 2019, has been an active member with the Society of Professional Journalists for more than 40 years and led its "Press 4 Education" program that places journalists in K-12 classrooms. Read more

Exhibit Receives Honorable Mention in Publications Design Competition

Posted 10/16/2019 10:59:00 PM

“Whipping It Up: A Collaborative Alchemy,” the catalog designed by Delphine Kiem and Roger Rowley for last year’s exhibit by Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour, received Honorable Mention in the 2019 American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition. The exhibit was on display at the Prichard Art Gallery. The competition included catalog submissions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more

Post-Haste Reed Duo Album Featured in Fanfare Magazine

Posted 10/9/2019 8:50:00 PM

The Post-Haste Reed Duo, co-founded by University of Idaho Assistant Professor of Bassoon Javier Rodriguez, will be featured in the November/December 2019 issue of "Fanfare Magazine" for the release of their latest album, “Donut Robot!” The album, partially funded by a 2018 CLASS Summer Research Grant, includes all-newly commissioned music for bassoon and saxophone. Read more

U of I Coeur d'Alene Receives UEDA Award of Excellence

Posted 10/7/2019 8:19:00 PM

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene was recognized with the Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). Center Executive Officer Charles Buck presented the Inspire Idaho initiative at the UEDA summit Oct. 1 in Reno, Nevada. Inspire Idaho is a free app development program with 300 active participants statewide. U of I Coeur d'Alene launched the program in 2018 in an effort to reduce barriers to education. Read more

U of I Student a Finalist out of 13,000 in U.S. Cyber FastTrack Competition

Posted 10/4/2019 9:54:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering senior Taegan Williams is a finalist in the U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition, earning $22,000 toward an undergraduate certificate in applied cybersecurity from the SANS Technology Institute, the world's largest information security training and certification company. Williams, a computer science major, was one of three finalists in the state of Idaho out of more than 13,000 initial competitors. Read more

Alexandra Teague's New Collection Featured in The New York Times

Posted 10/3/2019 9:21:00 PM

"Or What We'll Call Desire" – the newest published work by Associate Professor of English Alexandra Teague – is currently featured on this week's The New York Times' "The Shortlist." The review raves about Teague, who "makes her long sentences into exuberant pageants, part sex appeal, part enduring outrage, and by no means devoid of comedy." Read more

Polymorphic Games Receives Grant for Evolutionary Mobile Game

Posted 10/3/2019 9:21:00 PM

Professor Barrie Robison recently received a $74,700 IGEM grant from the Idaho State Board of Education. He and co-PI Terence Soule will use the grant to create a mobile version of the first game produced by the Polymorphic Games Studio, entitled "Darwin's Demons." The new version of Darwin's Demons will bring evolutionary procedural content generation into the world of mobile gaming. Read more

Two CLASS Faculty Earn Inaugural Idaho GEM Innovative Educator Awards

Posted 9/30/2019 9:55:00 PM

Diane Carter and Barbara Kirchmeier — both faculty in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences — were recognized for their outstanding teaching as recipients of the inaugural Idaho GEM Innovative Educator Awards, presented by the Idaho State Board of Education's General Education Committee and Capital Educators Credit Union. The pair were announced as the top statewide educators in a specific category at the annual Idaho State Board of Education General Education Summit on Sept. 19. Read more

Engineering Students Place Top Four in Global Grand Challenges Summit Competition

Posted 9/26/2019 9:35:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering students traveled to London and earned top placement in the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition, jointly organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Featuring 900 engineering students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders from across the globe, the Global Grand Challenges Summit is hosted by the NAE, Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more

Caisley Plays Produced Internationally This Fall

Posted 9/25/2019 9:59:00 PM

Two plays written by Robert Caisley, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, will be produced internationally this fall. "Happy," which played to sold-out audiences last year in its Spanish-language premiere, has been revived for a limited engagement run at Teatro Milan in Mexico City. His play "Lucky Me" opens in October at Theater Ungelt in Prague in a new Czech translation. Read more

New Idaho Museum Features Library's Digital Collection of Historic Wallace

Posted 9/23/2019 9:34:00 PM

The Barnard-Stockbridge Museum in Wallace was created in partnership with the U of I Library's Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. The museum features historical photographs taken by Nellie Stockbridge and T.N. Barnard between 1886 and 1964 depicting North Idaho mines, towns and scenery. The photographs are part of the library's Barnard-Stockbridge Collection, and have been digitized and made available on the U of I Digital Collections website. Read more

Retirement Party Honoring Camille Hattrup Set for Sept. 27

Posted 9/20/2019 10:11:00 PM

Camille Hattrup is retiring from Facilities and a reception in her honor will take place noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the facilities Jacks Creek Room. Cake and drinks will be provided. Hattrup has been employed with the university since 1986. Read more

Engineering Doctoral Student Earns ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Posted 9/20/2019 10:08:00 PM

Paulo Yu, a second-year doctoral student studying mechanical engineering, has been awarded an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Graduate Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship awards $5,000 for a maximum of two years and covers the cost of books, supplies and equipment for Yu's doctoral program. Read more

Lilian Alessa and Andy Kliskey awarded grant that extend the CRC’s mission

Posted 9/17/2019 10:35:00 PM

Center for Resilient Communities (CRC) Directors Lilian “Lil” Alessa and Andy Kliskey were each recently awarded National Science Foundation grants that extend the center’s mission to advance the co-production of knowledge and to pursue strategic directions in support of national resilience. Read more

New U of I Study: Wolf-relatives spend more time with pups

Posted 9/13/2019 10:11:00 PM

A study on how wolves use the space around sites where they rear pups by David Ausband from the College of Natural Resources and the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was recently published in the journal Animal Behavior. Read more

Virtual Technology and Design Professor Involved in Amazon-Funded Project to Design Visual World, Increase Number of Women in Engineering

Posted 9/13/2019 10:11:00 PM

Jean-Marc Gauthier, associate professor in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design Program, is part of a team recently awarded a grant from multinational tech giant Amazon to develop a virtual world that encourages women to pursue traditionally male-dominated engineering fields. Read more

Scott Oplinger Retirement Recognition Sept. 20

Posted 9/13/2019 10:11:00 PM

After more than seven years of serving students and this university, Scott Oplinger will be transitioning to a full and well-earned retirement. Join in recognizing Oplinger for all of his efforts and dedication 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, ISUB Whitewater Room. Read more

College of Engineering Proposal Selected for NASA Astronaut Eye Health Study

Posted 9/12/2019 9:12:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering Associate Professor Bryn Martin's research proposal to evaluate countermeasures that prevent or mitigate the signs and symptoms associated with Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS) has been selected for funding through NASA's Human Research Program (HRP). Read more

Innovative Satellite Image Data Analysis System to Improve Snowmelt Runoff Modeling Across Idaho

Posted 9/12/2019 9:12:00 PM

U of I Department of Biological Engineering doctoral student Craig Woodruff and College of Engineering associate professor and Idaho State Climatologist Russell Qualls have developed a mathematical model that processes thousands of remotely sensed images to synthesize the annually recurrent pattern of snowmelt from mountainous watersheds and have applied this process to images of the Upper Snake River basin. Read more

U of I Participated in Paint the Palouse for the 30th Year

Posted 9/12/2019 1:00:00 PM

Last weekend marked the 30th year the U of I has participated in Paint the Palouse, a nonprofit event sponsored by Housing and Residence Life (led by Dee Dee Kanikkeberg, executive director) in which low-income homes in the Moscow community are selected for painting. This year, three homes were identified for participation in the event. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Idaho Hispanic Chamber Excellence Award

Posted 9/10/2019 9:06:00 PM

The University of Idaho received the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advocate of the Year award on Saturday, Sept. 7. The award was presented to U of I for its continued mission to increase diversity and to create a more inclusive environment for learning. U of I Boise Executive Officer Mike Satz received the award on behalf of the university. Read more

U of I Students Earn Innovations in Nuclear Technology R and D Awards

Posted 9/9/2019 10:58:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate student John Peterson and materials science and engineering senior James Zillinger were awarded Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Technology Research and Development. The program recognized 25 students in 2019 for publications relevant to innovative nuclear technology. Read more

Integrated Design Lab Receives Grant to Assist Idaho's Fast-Growing Construction Industry through 3D Printing of Building Panels

Posted 9/5/2019 10:50:00 PM

Ken Baker, the director of the university's Integrated Design Lab, a research, education and outreach lab in Boise housed under the College of Art and Architecture, received a nearly $1 million grant that will positively impact Idaho's fast-growing construction industry. The grant will allow Baker and his team to develop a 3D printing process for the sustainable manufacturing of wall, floor and roof panels, made from locally sourced Idaho wood, for modular buildings. Read more

Voces del CAMPo Earns National Recognition

Posted 9/4/2019 9:48:00 PM

Voces del CAMPo, a student-led performance event conceived and hosted on the University of Idaho-Moscow campus by the Women's Center and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), has been recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Women's and Gender Equity Centers Program by the National Women's Studies Association. Read more

Ants keep a clean house, U of I Study Finds

Posted 8/29/2019 9:44:00 PM

U of I's Jane Lucas from the Department of Soil and Water Systems published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B about Azteca alfari ant nests in trumpet trees. The study indicates that the microbial community inside ant nests differs from the community outside the nest, and nursery chambers have a lower number of bacteria species than the rest of the nest. Read more

Psychology Doctoral Student Receives National Fellowship from SOPHE/CDC

Posted 8/29/2019 9:36:00 PM

Brian Pugliese, a Ph.D. candidate in experimental psychology in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies, was selected to be a 2019-20 student fellow by the Society for Public Health Education and the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Read more

U of I Partners with Air Force on New Biofuel Research

Posted 8/27/2019 8:55:00 PM

The University of Idaho Advanced Biofuels Lab is partnering with the U.S. Air Force on a student-led research project to commercialize a biofuel that doesn't freeze at high altitudes and has the potential to be carbon negative. U of I recently received a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (AFWERX) grant of $25,000 to engage entrepreneurs in Air Force operations. The lab was one of 33 nonprofit awardees among thousands of applicants. Read more

U of I's Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Receives Regional Honors

Posted 8/27/2019 8:55:00 PM

The University of Idaho's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a student organization in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, has been recognized as a regional leader in the organization. U of I's chapter was named the "Outstanding Campus Chapter" and the "Campus Program of the Year" for Region 10, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Read more

Idaho Falls Professor Collaborates on Patent for Large Geographical Power Systems Stability

Posted 8/26/2019 9:40:00 PM

Dakota Roberson, assistant professor in the College of Engineering at University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, was recognized as co-inventor on a recent patent issued to the University of Wyoming. The patent gives both universities a new real-time reconfiguration method for use in large power systems, improving the ability to compensate against large electric power flow changes brought on by intermittent disturbances or even cyberattacks. Read more

Christensen Receives Grant for Nuclear Plant Control Room Simulator

Posted 8/26/2019 9:40:00 PM

Richard Christensen, director of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls College of Engineering, in collaboration with professors Robert Borrelli, Michael Haney and Michael McKellar, was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator. Read more

McKellar Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

Posted 8/22/2019 9:52:00 PM

College of Engineering Research Professor and Industrial Technology Program Director Michael McKellar was one of 54 academic inventors named senior member by the National Academy of Inventors this summer. NAI senior members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from member institutions who have demonstrated innovation-producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Read more

Jamie Waters Receives Fulbright Award to Cambodia

Posted 8/20/2019 9:51:00 PM

Jamie Waters, a marketing and marketing analytics student in the College of Business and Economics, has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Cambodia. The ETA program places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. ETAs help teach English while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Waters is one of two ETAs selected to Cambodia this award cycle. Prior to this award, Waters also received a Benjamin A. Read more

Provide A Lab Tour to DARPA Program Officers Wednesday, Oct. 9

Posted 8/20/2019 9:49:00 PM

The Office of Research and Faculty Development is looking for individuals interested in providing lab tours during an all-day visit with officials from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program Wednesday, Oct. 9. Program directors from the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Sciences Office and Information Innovation Office will provide information on research they are interested in funding. Read more

Pi Kappa Phi Spends Summer Benefiting People With Disabilities

Posted 8/19/2019 11:44:00 PM

Ramiro Vargas, a senior film and television studies student, and several of his fraternity brothers were among hundreds of bicyclists to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities this summer. Through The Ability Experience, the philanthropic initiative of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, hundreds of bicyclists nationwide rode 12,700 miles in 33 states to contribute to the effort. Read more

Staff Recognized For Filling Role as Academic Advisors

Posted 8/16/2019 11:09:00 PM

Thanks to Melissa Adams, recruitment coordinator for the College of Art and Architecture, and Kristen McMullin, student success coordinator in University Advising Services, for handling their job duties while serving as academic advisors for the College of Art and Architecture. Adams and McMullin did an excellent job working with a new class of freshmen students at a time when the college's academic advisor position was vacant. Their extra efforts and support of the college are appreciated. Read more

Thank You Brian Borchers For Application Assistance

Posted 8/16/2019 11:04:00 PM

The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program extends a huge “thank you” to Brian Borchers, director of Enterprise Applications. Without his diligent and proactive work, attendees at the 2019 Idaho INBRE Statewide Research Conference would not have been able to use the event application. Thanks, Brian, for your help! Read more

U of I Boise Executive Officer Mike Satz Receives 2019 ICON Award

Posted 8/16/2019 11:04:00 PM

University of Idaho Boise Executive Officer Mike Satz was one of the Idaho Business Review’s 2019 ICON Awards recipients. The award was presented Aug. 15 to 15 Idahoans who have demonstrated a track record of leadership, professional accomplishments, community service and vision. A complete list of awardees and more information about the award is available online. Read more

Henrich Named Associate Dean of Libraries

Posted 8/9/2019 9:34:00 PM

Kristin Henrich has been appointed as the associate dean of libraries, effective July 15, 2019. Within the libraries, Henrich has most recently served as interim associate dean and will continue in her current roles as head of user and research services and liaison to the College of Art and Architecture. Read more

Desmond Banks Joins Athletics Fundraising Team in Southern Idaho

Posted 8/2/2019 8:44:00 PM

Desmond Banks '16 is the new associate director for development in southern Idaho for Vandal Athletics, effective Monday, Aug. 12. Banks will secure annual gifts for Athletics and oversee development activities, including volunteer management in southern Idaho. Read more

Caisley Named Chair of Department of Theatre Arts

Posted 7/26/2019 10:20:00 PM

Robert Caisley will serve as chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, effective Monday, Aug. 19. Caisley came to U of I in August 2001. He was promoted to associate professor and head of the Dramatic Writing Program in 2006 and then to professor of theatre in 2013. Read more

Irina Kappler-Crookston Awarded USAC Emeritus Faculty

Posted 7/26/2019 10:17:00 PM

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) board of directors has awarded Irina Kappler-Crookston USAC Emeritus Faculty status. The honor is granted to exceptional individuals who have contributed to USAC's evolution as a premier study abroad organization. USAC cited Kappler-Crookston's commitment to promoting international education and cross-cultural understanding. Read more

Barton Named Chair of Department of Psychology and Communication Studies

Posted 7/19/2019 9:58:00 PM

Long-term faculty member Benjamin Barton will serve as the next chair of the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies, beginning Monday, Aug. 19. Barton has been with the U of I since 2008, earning the rank of associate professor in 2014. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Memphis and his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more

Prestigious Fellowship Will Support Doctoral Student’s Research in the Arctic

Posted 7/19/2019 9:56:00 PM

Andrew Maguire, a doctoral student in the College of Natural Resources, was recently awarded the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship. Maguire, who is based at the McCall Field Campus, was one of 120 students across the nation selected for the honor. The fellowship provides $90,000 over two years. Read more

Brolley to Join International Programs Office, Open House Scheduled Thursday at LLC No. 3

Posted 7/12/2019 8:39:00 PM

Dana Brolley is the new director of International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services for the International Programs Office, effective today, July 15. Brolley brings more than 18 years of experience in higher education and worked in multiple capacities within international education, including immigration advising, enrollment management, marketing and recruitment. Read more

Grad Receives Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award

Posted 7/12/2019 8:38:00 PM

Gerald Dalebout, an alumnus of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, is one of 25 U.S. citizens tapped to receive a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award. Dalebout, who earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from U of I, has taught social studies at Moscow High School since 2011. The award will allow him to live in the Netherlands and study the Dutch educational approach from January through June 2020. Read more

Dessert Reception July 15 to Say Goodbye to Jeff Dodge and Mark McLaughlin

Posted 7/5/2019 3:42:00 PM

Join the College of Law at 2 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 15, in the foyer of the Menard Law Building to say goodbye to our colleagues. Jeff Dodge has served as an associate dean at the college since 2012. He and his husband, Mark McLaughlin in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, are leaving U of I for the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law where Dodge will begin an associate dean role. Help us thank them for their contributions to our community! Read more

Advancement's Jen Root Receives National Recognition for Career Achievement

Posted 6/28/2019 10:31:00 PM

Congratulations to Jen Root, senior director of development for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Root received the Ray A. Miller Professional Achievement Award from the National Agricultural Alumni Development Association. The award recognizes individuals for their significant career activities and accomplishments, and leadership activities in professional and community organizations. Read more

CLASS Student Receives Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Posted 6/28/2019 10:31:00 PM

Nicolas Schofield, a history and international studies student from Boise, was among 15 students in the United States named to the 2019 Class of the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. The program offers students fully funded, eight-week internships in Argentina, Germany and Hong Kong. It also includes a pre-departure virtual learning seminar, re-entry seminar and a service project to share learning with their campus and local communities. Read more

Honors Program Student Receives National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Scholarship

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

University Honors Program student Abigail Childress received a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship from the national Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year. The mission of Phi Eta Sigma is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning and to assist students in their future goals. Childress, who came to the University of Idaho in fall of 2017 from Dalton Gardens, embodies the society's mission. Read more

Faculty Receive ORED Funding for Early-stage Collaborative Proposal Development

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates the first awardees of ORED's Advancing Collaborative Efforts (ACE) program, which supports the acquisition of data, discussions about collaborative proposal ideas, and other activities that will result in the development of large, collaborative grant proposals. Nearly $98,000 in ACE funding was distributed. Read more

U of I College of Engineering Diversity Initiative Recognized by American Society for Engineering Education

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

The U of I College of Engineering has been recognized as a Bronze Level institution in the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) national Diversity Recognition Program. The recognition is given to universities across the U.S. that are committed to establishing support for underrepresented groups in engineering; assessing institutional policies, culture and climate; and implementing programs to strengthen K-12 and community college outreach for long-term growth. Read more

U of I Idaho Falls Professors Lend Expertise to 2019 PROSE Awards Subject Category Winner

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

A reference guide that includes contributions from two University of Idaho, Idaho Falls professors, "Space Safety and Human Performance," is a subject category winner in the 2019 PROSE Awards. Awarded through the Association of American Publishers, winners were selected from more than 500 entries and 165 finalists that have made significant contributions to their field of study. Read more

New ORED RISE Program Supports Four Arts and Humanities Projects in 2019

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

Congratulations to the recipients of the ORED RISE Arts and Humanities Project Support program, which provided more than $9,000 in ORED funding for scholarly and creative efforts in the arts and humanities that either increase the competitiveness of an external grant or support scholarship and creative work. Read more

U of I Landscape Architecture Expert Publishes Book on Singapore as Model for Green Space Design

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

Raffaella Sini, assistant professor in the College of Art and Architecture's Landscape Architecture Program, is publishing a book that highlights how the small island nation of Singapore, with its rapid urbanization and exponential growth since achieving sovereignty in 1965, is a “relevant case study for the planning and design of public parks and open green spaces." Read more

Help Celebrate Teresa Dillon's Retirement from U of I

Posted 6/21/2019 10:38:00 PM

Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) staff are hosting a retirement party for longtime U of I employee Teresa Dillon at 2:30 p.m. today, June 24, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Dillon is retiring at the end of this month after working for the Office of the President and ORED for a combined 11 years. Dillon is well-known across the Moscow campus for her keen ability to anticipate leadership needs and ensure time is managed effectively. Read more

Bioregional Planning Expert Working with Governor to Increase Idaho’s Broadband Internet Access

Posted 6/14/2019 10:28:00 PM

Jaap Vos, head of the College of Art and Architecture's Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program, accepted an invitation this month to join Idaho's Broadband Task Force under the direction of Gov. Brad Little and the Idaho Department of Commerce. The task force will focus on defining, incentivizing and improving broadband services in Idaho to meet Little's goal of ensuring "rural and urban Idaho are connected and well-positioned to attract and create maximum success." Read more

Mellisa Clemons Receives NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Posted 6/14/2019 10:26:00 PM

Congratulations to Mellisa Clemons of the Fuerst lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, who received a $25,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for “Genetic Characterizations of Retinal Cell Signaling Proteins.” Read more

Shaping Saturn’s Rings Subject of Study

Posted 6/14/2019 10:24:00 PM

Matthew Hedman from the Department of Physics and colleagues published in Science. His study presents remote-sensing observations of the main rings of Saturn taken during the final year of the Cassini spacecraft mission. These observations revealed a wide range of structures in the rings created by massive objects like moons and interactions among the ring particles themselves. They also found variations in the ring's colors that likely reflect differences in the surfaces of the ring particles. Read more

Retirement Reception Wednesday for Myung Chun

Posted 6/14/2019 10:23:00 PM

Human Resources and the Division of Finance and Administration will host a reception in honor of Myung Chun, employment services specialist, who retires after 35-plus years of service to the University of Idaho. A reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Read more

Architecture Professors Honored by Preservation Idaho for Positive Contributions to State Landmarks

Posted 6/7/2019 10:49:00 PM

In Preservation Idaho's annual awards ceremony over the weekend, University of Idaho professors from the College of Art and Architecture were honored for their positive impacts on historic preservation throughout the state. Professor Anne Marshall, Professor Emeritus Wendy McClure, Associate Professor Phillip Mead and Associate Professor Emeritus D. Read more

Which Bacteria are Spreading Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater?

Posted 6/7/2019 10:45:00 PM

Eva Top and Thibault Stalder from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies published in The ISME Journal, the Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology. The study identified bacteria that can carry antibiotic resistance genes through a wastewater treatment plant. Read more

Jeff A. Johnson Award for Excellence Awarded to U of I Director

Posted 6/7/2019 10:45:00 PM

Congratulations to Ken Baker, interim director of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab at the College of Art and Architecture in Boise, who received the 2019 Jeff A. Johnson Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes from the U.S Department of Energy. The award recognizes Baker's outstanding accomplishments surrounding building energy codes and his impact, innovation, collaboration and passion. Read more

U of I Student Receives Prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

Posted 5/31/2019 10:13:00 PM

The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program, along with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is pleased to announce that Mikayla Sievers, an English graduate student, has been selected to receive a 2019 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Panjabi in India. Read more

Carr-Chellman Wins Outstanding Assistant Professor Award

Posted 5/31/2019 10:10:00 PM

The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education has named Davin Carr-Chellman, a faculty member in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, as the council's 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Assistant Professor Award. He was nominated by colleagues for his outstanding teaching, scholarship, outreach and service. Read more

CEHHS's Julie Amador Featured in NSF's STEM Video Showcase

Posted 5/13/2019 11:02:00 PM

Julie Amador, associate professor of mathematics education at U of I, will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event is being held online May 13-20. The presentation, "SyncOn," looks at a synchronous online model to support middle grade mathematics teachers. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation. Read more

Dr. Grace Goc Karp Retirement Announcement

Posted 5/9/2019 10:41:00 PM

Dr. Grace Goc Karp will be retiring from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences this spring. Dr. Goc Karp joined our faculty in 1993, achieving tenure in 1995. She leaves us as a Professor of Physical Education and program coordinator for Exercise, Sport and Health Science. She was no stranger to the Vandal Family as she received two degrees from University of Idaho–an MS in Physical Education in 1981 and a doctorate in Sports Pedagogy in 1985. During her distinguished career, Dr. Read more

University of Idaho Research Hits Science Magazine

Posted 5/9/2019 10:41:00 PM

The cover of Science Magazine currently features an important discovery made by an international research team: deep-sea fish can see more than just one color. When a Switzerland- and Australia-based research team recently needed to validate their findings regarding what colors of light a deep-sea fish species could see at up to 1500 meters below the surface, they turned to scientists at the University of Idaho. Read more

University of Idaho earns STARS Silver rating for Sustainability Achievements

Posted 5/7/2019 10:29:00 PM

The University of Idaho has earned a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS measures and encourages sustainability in all sectors of higher education. Read more

Virtual Technology and Design Students Win Several Awards for Visualization Therapy and Garment Design App

Posted 5/6/2019 10:58:00 PM

Students in the College of Art and Architecture's Virtual Technology and Design Program have received several awards this semester at business competitions across the country. Read more

Leontina Hormel Wins Environmental Sociology Award

Posted 5/6/2019 10:01:00 PM

Leontina Hormel, professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, was recently named the winner of the 2019 Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award. Read more

Engineering Teams Pitch Business Plans to Save Lives and the Planet

Posted 5/3/2019 10:42:00 PM

University of Idaho College of Engineering students earned second and third place plus additional funding for two business plan pitches during the College of Business and Economics' Idaho Pitch Competition last Friday. Read more

Engineering Team Earns Honorable Mention in 2019 TMS Bladesmithing Competition

Posted 5/3/2019 10:38:00 PM

An interdisciplinary University of Idaho College of Engineering team won honorable mention in the 2019 Bladesmithing Competition hosted by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Read more

Two CLASS Employees Earn NACADA Recognition

Posted 5/2/2019 3:09:00 PM

One staff member and one faculty member in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences received honors from NACADA – an international organization supporting quality academic advising in higher education institutions. Leonard Garrison, a professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, received the Faculty Excellence in Advising Award at the NACADA Region 8 Conference. Read more

Daniel Campbell Wins Award for Productivity Reporting Tool

Posted 4/30/2019 9:13:00 PM

Congratulations to Daniel Campbell, director of assessment and accreditation with the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences who accepted the Western Academic Leadership Forum's (WALF) Colleague's Choice Award for a faculty productivity reporting tool developed at the University of Idaho. The honor was presented on April 25 at the group's annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

Fox-Amato's New Book "Exposing Slavery" Receives Acclaim

Posted 4/30/2019 9:13:00 PM

Matthew Fox-Amato, assistant professor of history, has published a new book titled, "Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America." The book explores how photography altered the history of American slavery by examining how the medium enabled slaveholders to defend slavery, enslaved people to resist bondage, abolitionists to mobilize opposition and Civil War soldiers to envision racial hierarchy. Read more

University Communications and Marketing Earn Idaho Press Club Awards

Posted 4/30/2019 11:00:00 AM

Congratulations to University Communications and Marketing for winning a number of awards from the Idaho Press Club. Read more

Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Posted 4/29/2019 9:09:00 PM

The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program, along with the University Honors Program and the College of Science is pleased to announce that Samuel Myers, a Mathematics and Physics undergraduate student, has been selected to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Read more

Retirement Celebration in Honor of Jay Pengilly

Posted 4/25/2019 9:25:00 PM

The College of Art and Architecture is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Jay Pengilly, technical shop director, who has been a valued part of the college for nearly 24 years. The reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow. Read more

Golf Course Director Doug Tyler to Retire

Posted 4/24/2019 9:13:00 PM

Doug Tyler is retiring this month from the University of Idaho after many years of being the face of the golf course. Stop by the golf course from 2-4 p.m. Monday, April 29, to wish Doug farewell. Read more

Two U of I Students Earn Udall Honorable Mentions

Posted 4/18/2019 9:07:00 PM

The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program, along with the University Honors Program and the College of Natural Resources, is pleased to announce that two U of I students, Kassandra Townsend and Madi Thurston, have earned Honorable Mentions in the Udall Scholarship 2019 competition. Read more

Researchers Identify Seasonal Lakes at Titan's North Pole

Posted 4/17/2019 9:07:00 PM

U of I doctoral graduate Shannon MacKenzie, Associate Professor Jason Barnes and Assistant Professor Matthew Hedman from the Department of Physics published in Nature Astronomy. Using Cassini spacecraft observations, the team identified three north pole lakes that seem to disappear between winter and summer on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Read more

Margaret Vaughn Wins Exemplary Paper Award

Posted 4/17/2019 9:02:00 PM

Congratulations to the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences’ Margaret Vaughn for her paper, "Documenting Adaptive Instruction: The Adaptive Teaching Observation Protocol." The paper earned her the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Classroom Observation Special Interest Groups’ 2018 Exemplary Paper Award. Vaughn received her award at the AERA's conference in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

Damon Burton Wins Outstanding Individual Award

Posted 4/17/2019 9:00:00 PM

Damon Burton of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences was selected to receive the Idaho Recreation and Park Association's Outstanding Individual Award for 2019. His selection was based on his 30 years as a member of the City of Moscow Parks and Recreation Commission. Read more

Idaho Universities Join Forces to Launch Policy Fellowship Program

Posted 4/17/2019 8:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 17, 2019 — Idaho’s three universities are teaming up to provide Idaho scientists and engineers the opportunity to learn firsthand about policymaking through a yearlong fellowship. The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) is a nonpartisan professional development program led by the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. Read more

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects 2019 Fellows

Posted 4/16/2019 9:05:00 PM

As part of the third cohort of Digital Scholarship Fellows, four faculty members and two students will pursue digital humanities research with support from the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL). The Digital Scholarship Fellowship programs are supported by the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library, as well as the Office of Research and Economic Development, College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Read more

U of I Researcher Jill Johnson Publishes Paper on Heat Shock Proteins in Nature Communications

Posted 4/15/2019 9:29:00 PM

Professor Jill Johnson, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta and the University of Würzburg, recently published a paper in Nature Communications titled, "The Conserved NxNNWHW Motif in Aha1-Type Co-Chaperones Modulates the Kinetics of Hsp90 ATPase Stimulation and is Essential for In Vivo Function." This research seeks to understand how Hsp90 partners with interacting cochaperones to help 10-15 percent of cellular proteins fold properly. Read more

Clint Elg to Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted 4/12/2019 9:49:00 PM

Clint Elg is one of only 2,050 students nationwide who is receiving the prestigious and very competitive National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship this year. Elg is a doctoral student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program and is in the lab of Biological Sciences Professor Eva Top. Read more

Rangeland Center Members Contribute to Western Economics Forum

Posted 4/8/2019 9:30:00 PM

Four Rangeland Center members recently published papers in a journal issue dedicated to rangeland economics. The Western Economics Forum's Spring 2019 issue featured University of Idaho faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Natural Resources (CNR), and Extension. Read more

Larry Forney to Present Lecture at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases

Posted 4/5/2019 11:20:00 PM

Larry Forney, university distinguished professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was invited to present the 33rd annual Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lecture by the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases. This lecture is sponsored by an endowment from the class of 1947, spearheaded by a gift by Dorothy Lansing and her spouse, Robert Penman. Read more

Congratulations to Promotion and Tenure Recipients

Posted 4/5/2019 11:18:00 PM

The University of Idaho extends warm congratulations to the faculty members who have recently been awarded promotion and/or tenure (effective with their appointment in fiscal year 2019). For a complete list of awardees, visit the Excellence Awards webpage. Read more

Polymorphic Games Interns Win Big at the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair

Posted 4/4/2019 8:50:00 PM

Emily Ball and Ari Carter, high school interns in University of Idaho's Polymorphic Games studio, had a resoundingly successful day at the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair in early March, leaving the event with three major awards and two special ones. Read more

Biological Sciences Researcher Diana Mitchell Published in Scientific Reports - Nature

Posted 4/1/2019 11:37:00 PM

Assistant Professor Diana Mitchell, in collaboration with Deb Stenkamp of the Department of Biological Sciences and the IBEST GRC, recently published a paper in the Scientific Reports - Nature Journal titled "Regeneration Associated Transcriptional Signature of Retinal Microglia and Macrophages." Funding for this work was provided by Idaho INBRE through a technology access grant awarded to Mitchell and an National Institutes of Health R21 grant awarded to Stenkamp. Read more

College of Science Staff, Faculty and Graduate Student Awards for 2019

Posted 3/29/2019 9:41:00 PM

The College of Science held its annual staff, faculty and graduate student awards ceremony on Monday, March 25. The students who received the Dean's Graduate Award were Andrew Canada (Geology), Rosebella Capio (Statistical Science), Rajani Dhingra (Physics), Sarah Hendricks (BCB), Laura Jenkins (Biological Sciences) , Dan Reiss (Mathematics), David Russell (Geography). Sarah Hendricks also received the Diane Haynes Memorial Award as the college's outstanding graduating graduate student. Read more

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Showcase a Success Thanks to Evan Williamson

Posted 3/29/2019 9:35:00 PM

The Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) Showcase that was rescheduled because of weather, was finally held on Wednesday, Feb. 27. In spite of the fact that the weather was still bad, the event was a big success thanks to Evan Williamson, the digital infrastructure librarian. He works with Data and Digital Services and succeeds in bringing cool projects and innovative services to life. Read more

College of Natural Resources Alum Receives Fulbright to Brazil

Posted 3/27/2019 9:01:00 PM

Jens Hegg has been selected for a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Brazil. He will be studying migratory megafish in the Amazon and along the Amazonian coast, including sawfish and Atlantic tarpon. He will be based in Belém, Brazil and São Luis, Maranhão hosted by Tommaso Giarrizzo and Jorge Nunes at the Federal Universities of Pará state and Maranhão state respectively. Read more

Student Wins Manuscript Competition

Posted 3/27/2019 9:01:00 PM

Congratulations to Russell Thacker who won first place in the International Journal of Leadership in Education's Emerging Scholar Manuscript Competition. Thacker is pursuing a doctorate in Education with an emphasis in adult organizational learning and leadership in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Read more

Min Xian is Making Breast Cancer Detection Affordable and Accessible for All

Posted 3/26/2019 6:17:00 PM

In Min Xian's perfect world, the equipment needed for breast cancer detection will cost the medical community no more than what the average consumer pays for the latest and greatest iPhone. The University of Idaho College of Engineering assistant professor has been studying digital applications being developed to make breast cancer detection affordable and accessible. Read more

Celebrate Don Morishita’s 33 Years at U of I

Posted 3/19/2019 9:45:00 PM

Don Morishita, a weed science professor, will retire after 33 years at U of I. We want to show our thanks to him for his years of dedication to research and teaching in the College of Agricultural Life Sciences. All are invited to a retirement celebration featuring dinner, program and no-host bar at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Turf Club, 734 Falls Ave., Twin Falls. RSVP to Theresa Albright at or 208-423-6611. Read more

Landscape Architecture Professor Honored for Books on Sustainable Urban Development

Posted 3/19/2019 9:22:00 PM

Gary Austin, professor of landscape architecture in the College of Art and Architecture, was honored this month by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) — an organization composed of nearly all the post-secondary programs in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Read more

U of I Student Selected for a Fulbright Award to Denmark

Posted 3/18/2019 9:02:00 PM

Taylor Azizeh, a Senior majoring in environmental science and wildlife resources, has been selected for a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Denmark. During the grant period, Azizeh will take master’s courses at the Arctic Research Center in Denmark and conduct Arctic research and fieldwork at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk, Greenland. Read more


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