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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

USAC Visiting Professorship Awards Announced

Posted 3/11/2019 9:28:00 PM

The International Programs Office is pleased to announce the U of I faculty who have been selected as visiting professors to teach on University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) 2020-2021 programs. Read more

For Elephants, is Brown the New Green?

Posted 3/5/2019 9:30:00 PM

Paola Branco and Assistant Professor Ryan Long from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. They found that elephants in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, sought the greenest plants available when foraging inside the Park, but selected plants that were "browning down" when raiding nearby crops at night. Read more

Open Access Publishing Fund Supports 51 Researchers Across Four Colleges in Pilot Year

Posted 3/4/2019 8:54:00 PM

The Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) disbursed its entire allocation of funds for this fiscal year, FY19. Created by a partnership with the University of Idaho Library, Office of the Provost and Office of Research and Economic Development, $30,000 was allocated to pay for article processing charges to support U of I authors in their efforts to publish in open access journals during the pilot year. Read more

History Assistant Professor Receives $50,000 to Expand the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project

Posted 3/2/2019 12:47:00 AM

History Assistant Professor Rebecca Scofield received a Whiting Foundation $50,000 fellowship to expand the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project. In 2016, Scofield partnered with the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) to document queer western culture by collecting and sharing narratives from IGRA founding members, who started the group in 1985 and are now beginning to pass away. Read more

CNR Student Selected for International Program in Sweden

Posted 2/26/2019 12:21:00 AM

College of Natural Resources doctoral candidate Sarah Burnet is one of 27 graduate students selected nationally for the first cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program run by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Read more

U of I Artist Invited to Exhibit Artwork among Nationally Acclaimed Printmakers

Posted 2/21/2019 10:21:00 PM

Our inability to clearly see the world around us — either due to an incapacity for observation or a disregard of fact — is a theme running through Mike Sonnichsen's recent artwork on display at the National Print Invitational, curated by the Raleigh, North Carolina-based gallery Artspace. Sonnichsen, an assistant professor of art and design, was one of 26 artists nationwide invited to exhibit his work in a celebration of printmaking as one of the most relevant visual art forms practiced today. Read more

U of I Researchers Win at Three-Minute Thesis Event

Posted 2/21/2019 12:05:00 AM

The first-ever statewide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) event occurred Feb. 12 in Boise. The 3MT challenges graduate students to describe their thesis in three minutes or less. Read more

Where does a cell put its resources? Let's sneak a peak.

Posted 2/20/2019 12:07:00 AM

Department of Physics' Andreas Vasdekis, Hamdah Alanazi and Amrah Canul and Department of Statistical Science's Christopher Williams published a study in the journal Nature Communications. They introduce a new imaging technique to record how a single cell allocates its resources between the production of chemicals and cell growth. Read more

Genetics Behind Fruit Fly Courtship

Posted 2/16/2019 12:11:00 AM

College of Science Dean Ginger E. Carney and colleagues published a study in the journal Genetics on microRNAs, which are small molecules that can inhibit the conversion of genetic information into proteins. The team wanted to know how microRNAs affect sex-specific behaviors in male courtship rituals. Read more

CNR Doctoral Student Wins National Award from Ecological Society of America

Posted 2/14/2019 10:10:00 PM

College of Natural Resources doctoral candidate Kristina Bartowitz is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award by the Ecological Society of America. This award provides graduate students the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C., and meet lawmakers. Working with her faculty advisor, Tara Hudiburg, Bartowitz studies the interaction between climate, wildfires and ecosystems. Read more

Architecture Professors Contribute Expertise to Publication on Idaho’s Most Significant Structures

Posted 2/12/2019 9:34:00 PM

Several College of Art and Architecture professors — both past and present — contributed their expertise to the recent publication of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that highlights the most significant buildings, landscapes, infrastructure and monuments across the country, including the top 100-plus in the state of Idaho. Read more

Landscape Architecture and Bioregional Planning Professors Help Bring Edible Forest Park to Moscow

Posted 2/11/2019 10:45:00 PM

Two faculty members in the College of Art and Architecture are playing a crucial role in bringing the state of Idaho's first edible forest park — complete with fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, herbs and other edible plants available to the public for harvest — to the city of Moscow. Read more

College of Art and Architecture Recognized for Commitment to Sustainable, Inclusive Design

Posted 2/1/2019 11:00:00 PM

Due to its longstanding design-related commitments to sustainability, inclusivity and collaboration with rural and regional communities, the College of Art and Architecture was recently invited to join a major United Nations initiative, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, that strives to achieve innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues by the year 2030 — including clean water and sanitation, quality education and inequality. Read more

U of I Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty Earn a $600K Grant to Improve Bridge Safety and Development

Posted 1/31/2019 10:35:00 PM

Daniele Tonina and Elowyn Yager to conduct three-year study on bridge pier water erosion. Read more

Safe Routes to School Celebrates 10 Years at U of I

Posted 1/31/2019 12:14:00 AM

The Safe Routes to School program at the University of Idaho, which helps encourage walking, biking and other physical activity, is marking 10 years in 2019. The group’s next event is the Polar Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 6, which includes hot chocolate for elementary and middle school participants. Read more

Head of Architecture Program Receives Ph.D., Publishes Doctoral Dissertation

Posted 1/22/2019 11:50:00 PM

Randy Teal, associate professor and head of U of I's Architecture Program, recently received his doctorate in Architecture from Tampere University in Finland. Teal's doctoral dissertation, published in December, focuses on the ways people structure and engage knowledge to more effectively design, create and experience architecture. Teal has an undergraduate degree in psychology and has long been fascinated by the creative mind and emotion, and how that relates to architecture and design. Read more

Monica Ontiveros and Ken Faunce Receive 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards

Posted 1/22/2019 11:49:00 PM

Congratulations to Monica Ontiveros and Ken Faunce who received 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards during the 26th annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast Saturday in Moscow. Monica Ontiveros, a third-year law student, was given the award in part for her “relentless commitment to the rights of Latino immigrants and migrant farmworkers.” She has worked with immigration litigation and the Appellate Clinic, where she volunteered as an interpreter. Read more

Dilshani Sarathchandra to Lead Distinguished Scholarships

Posted 1/19/2019 12:13:00 AM

Dilshani Sarathchandra, assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, is the new campus representative leading the Distinguished Scholarships Program at the U of I. Read more

Congratulations to the Faculty/Staff International Development Award Recipients

Posted 1/17/2019 11:32:00 PM

The International Programs Office is pleased to announce the U of I faculty and staff who have been selected to receive Faculty/Staff International Development Awards (FIDA). Recipients of FIDAs participate in a three- to five-week summer language and culture program at one of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) sites around the world. Program and tuition costs are included in the award. Read more

Brian and Kate Keenan Win Communications Awards

Posted 1/16/2019 10:06:00 PM

Congratulations to Brian and Kate Keenan for winning 2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Communications Awards! Brian, who is the executive communications manager for University Communications and Marketing, won a Silver Award for his Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff speech that was delivered by President Chuck Staben. Read more

U of I Law Faculty Present and Take on Leadership Roles at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

Posted 1/14/2019 10:12:00 PM

In early January 2019, College of Law faculty descended on New Orleans to attend the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting. At the meeting, faculty from around the world presented on issues of legal and academic interest. Faculty also engaged in leadership opportunities that further the mission of the organization and its sections. Read more

Two U of I Undergraduates Awarded U.S. Department of State's Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Posted 1/11/2019 11:22:00 PM

Congratulations to two U of I undergraduate students selected to receive the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during spring 2019. Abigail Euhus, originally from Moscow, is a sophomore majoring in microbiology and a member of the U of I Honors Program. She will spend her semester taking literature courses at Massey University through the Universities Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) program site in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Read more

Civil Engineering Junior Brings Water Bottle Refill Station to Janssen through U of I Sustainability Grant

Posted 1/11/2019 10:35:00 PM

U of I College of Engineering students will use less plastic in 2019. Students can now refill their own water bottles in the Janssen Engineering Building, thanks to civil engineering junior Andrea Boyd. Boyd used funding from the U of I Sustainability Center to install an Elkay EZH20 Bottle Refill Station on the main floor of the Janssen Engineering Building in Moscow in order to promote water conservation and a reduction of single-use plastic water bottles. Read more

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awards University of Idaho $60,000 to develop machine that purifies wastewater

Posted 1/10/2019 9:59:00 PM

Moscow, Idaho — The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded $60,000 to the University of Idaho to support a team of researchers developing a new technology that purifies wastewater and helps stop toxic algae blooms. Read more

Broadcasting and Digital Media Student Receives Research Grant for Film Project

Posted 1/9/2019 10:27:00 PM

Junior Bailey O'Bryant was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research for his film project, "Triggered." The film features an all-female cast and focuses on a young woman in college who experiences an intensely traumatic experience that causes her sanity and morals to break and chip away. Read more

Congratulations to Tammy Bowen

Posted 12/21/2018 12:41:00 AM

The College of Natural Resources would like to congratulate Director of Student Services Tammy Bowen on winning the National Academic Advising Association Region 8 Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator Award. Congratulations, Tammy! This is such an honor, and she is so very deserving. Tammy's name will be put forward for nomination to the global awards, which will be announced next summer. Read more

Chloe Wardropper Publishes Climate Adaptation Study

Posted 12/12/2018 10:13:00 PM

College of Natural Resources' Chloe Wardropper and her colleague Adena Rissman from the University of Wisconsin recently published a study, "Adaptations to Extreme Storm Events by Conservation Organizations" in the journal Climatic Change. The researchers found that most conservation districts in the U.S. Upper Midwest have adapted to current and expected increases in large storm events in some way. Read more

Three CLASS Summer Research Grants Awarded

Posted 12/11/2018 10:33:00 PM

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has named the awardees of its 2019 CLASS Summer Research Grants. These grants support tenure-track and tenured faculty in the creation of a sustainable research or creative project. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Steve Hall is Dec. 19

Posted 12/10/2018 10:38:00 PM

After 41 years of invaluable service to Engineering Outreach, Steve Hall, Manager of Production and Technology Services, is retiring. Join us to celebrate Steve's many years of service to the University of Idaho and the College of Engineering 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the ThinkTank (JEB 128). Read more

CLASS Awards FY20 Key Grants Supporting Undergraduate Collaborative Research

Posted 12/10/2018 10:25:00 PM

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has named the awardees of its FY20 CLASS Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grants. These grants are designed to encourage collaboration between CLASS faculty and undergraduate students on scholarly or creative projects. Read more

Dilshani Sarathchandra Presents on the Effects of Scientific Retractions at National Conference

Posted 12/5/2018 10:10:00 PM

Dilshani Sarathchandra, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, presented her research on the impact of scientific retractions in the media on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the 2018 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more

Vandal Health Education receives Idaho State Liquor Division Grant

Posted 11/27/2018 10:21:00 PM

Vandal Health Education was awarded $2,500 from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Board of Directors and the Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD) to raise alcohol awareness and help change the environment in our community regarding underage and dangerous drinking. The award will be used to fund the eCHECK UP TO GO evidence-based, online tool to reduce high-risk drinking behavior. Read more

Welcome to New Associate Director of CAES

Posted 11/19/2018 10:33:00 PM

John Russell is the new associate director at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), a research, education and innovation consortium working to solve regional and national energy challenges. Read more

University Honors Program

Posted 11/16/2018 12:02:00 AM

On Nov. 13, the University Honors Program held its second annual "Student Achievement Celebration" on campus to recognize the academic, experiential and leadership accomplishments of 77 honors students. Students were recognized for their 2018 accomplishments in five different categories. Read more


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