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Chloe Wardropper Publishes Climate Adaptation Study

Posted Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:13:00 -0800

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 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:33:00 -0800

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 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:38:00 -0800

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 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:25:00 -0800

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 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:10:00 -0800

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. Sarathchandra and her co-author Aaron McCreight of Michigan State University discussed their study, "The Effects of Media Coverage of Scientific Retractions on Trust in Science," which examined how trust in scientists was shaped by exposure to news coverage of the retraction of a stem cell study. Read more

Vandal Health Education receives Idaho State Liquor Division Grant

Posted Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:21:00 -0800

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. This initiative is a part of broader alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention strategies implemented on campus aimed at promoting a safe and healthy campus community. Read more

Welcome to New Associate Director of CAES

Posted Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:33:00 -0800

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. Russell, a joint-faculty appointment with the U of I and Idaho National Laboratory, will connect U of I's network of faculty, students, facilities and capabilities with the CAES consortium, which also includes INL, Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Wyoming and other affiliates. Russell takes the position effective Nov. 19. Read more

University Honors Program

Posted Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:02:00 -0800

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

Researchers Publish Findings About Retirement Investment Decisions

Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:42:00 -0800

Who can make an informed retirement investment decision? Research by U of I associate professor of management and human resources Yun Chung and associate professor of finance Young Park explores this question. The Journal of Consumer Affairs recently published their study, "What I Know, What I Think I Know and Whom I Know: Influence on Retirement Investment Decisions." Read more

Undergrads Win Mathematical Modeling Competition

Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:41:00 -0800

Congratulations to students Beau Horenberger, Danny Bugingo and Ned Caisley for taking first place in the 2018 Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge (MMMC). This year's competition took place Oct. 20-21, at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. The U of I team finished first for both the oral presentation and the written paper. Read more

Researchers Publish Nature Comment on Using Biomimicry to Coexist with Fire

Posted Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:44:00 -0800

College of Natural Resources' Alistair Smith and Crystal Kolden with colleague David Bowman from the University of Tasmania outline new strategies to live with fire in a recent comment published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. Read more

Peter Isaacson Appointed Interim Director of the Idaho Geological Survey

Posted Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:10:00 -0800

Peter Isaacson, Ph.D., has become the interim director of the Idaho Geological Survey while a search for a permanent director is underway. Isaacson has served the U of I as a professor of geological sciences from 1978 to 2017 and is now an emeritus professor. Read more

Marvel Harper Delivers Exceptional Customer Service

Posted Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:26:00 -0700

Customer service involves much more than just taking your card for payment at The Hub. Sodexo has great people serving students, faculty and staff. One such person is Marvel Harper. Read more

Project ECHO Honored with Idaho Rural Health Hero Award

Posted Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:08:00 -0700

Project ECHO, part of the University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program, has been nominated to receive an Idaho Rural Health Hero award from the Idaho Rural Health Association for its work on behalf of rural Idahoans through opioid addiction treatment and behavioral health education efforts. ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a program designed to help primary care providers in rural and underserved communities treat complex chronic diseases with specialist-level expertise through bi-weekly seminars and other resources. Read more

Aleksandar Vakanski and Lee Ostrom Awarded ASNT Faculty Grant

Posted Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:16:00 -0700

Aleksandar Vakanski, Ph.D., assistant professor in Industrial Technology, and Lee Ostrom, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Engineering at U of I Idaho Falls, were awarded a faculty grant from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Read more

University of Idaho’s MOSS Program Wins National Award of Excellence for Introducing STEM Education to Young Idahoans

Posted Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:43:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) won a University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Award of Excellence Oct. 22 for serving up innovative educational programming in ways that sustain regional economic development. Read more

U of I College of Law a Leader in Idaho’s Pro Bono Service

Posted Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:52:00 -0700

Students at the University of Idaho College of Law have provided at least $25 million in free legal services in the 10 years since pro bono service became a graduation requirement. This week, Oct. 21-27, marks the 10th anniversary of the National Celebration of Pro Bono by the American Bar Association and has been designated as Pro Bono Week by the Idaho Supreme Court. The College of Law’s third-year law students are also the 10th class required to complete first 40 hours, now 50 hours, of pro bono legal services in order to graduate. Read more

Solutions to World's Migration Challenges the Focus of Virtual Technology and Design Professor's United Nations Address

Posted Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:13:00 -0700

In an effort to address the world's growing migration challenges — spawned in some cases by climate change and environmental degradation, John Anderson, program head and associate professor of Virtual Technology and Design in the College of Art and Architecture, is speaking on Oct. 23 at the United Nations 2018 World Data Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Read more

ORED Welcomes U of I's New Attending Veterinarian

Posted Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:49:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) welcomes Dr. Steven Russell as U of I's new attending veterinarian. He has recently served in a similar capacity at Washington State University. Dr. Russell is responsible for oversight of veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching and outreach across all locations at the University of Idaho. Read more

Geological Sciences Emeritus Professor Named President of Mineralogical Society of America

Posted Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:37:00 -0700

Mickey Gunter, a university distinguished professor emeritus and previous Department of Geological Sciences chair, will become the president of the Mineralogical Society of America in November. The society strives to advance the study of minerals, crystals, rocks and the chemistry of the Earth. Read more

Society of Professional Journalists Honors Rebecca Tallent

Posted Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:56:00 -0700

Rebecca Tallent, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, received the Society of Professional Journalists' (SPJ) President's Award at the society's annual Excellence in Journalism Conference, held Sept. 26-29, in Baltimore. The President's Award is given to SPJ members who excel in a specific area during the past year. Read more

Grant Funds Project ECHO Behavioral Health Program for Three Years

Posted Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:42:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has been awarded funding by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration competitive grant competition for $374,919 over a three-year period to offer behavioral health trainings for healthcare professionals in Idaho through its ECHO Idaho program. Read more

First-Phase Banner 9 Upgrade is Complete

Posted Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:23:00 -0700

The first phase of the Banner 9 implementation process is complete! Information Technology Services (ITS) thanks the U of I community for your input and diligence during the upgrade, making the Oct. 1 transition a smooth one. The campus community is invited to the Banner 9 Celebration 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the IRIC Atrium to share cake and punch for a job well done. Read more

U of I Researchers Win National Award as Part of Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

Posted Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:20:00 -0700

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI), a National Science Foundation-sponsored initiative started at the University of Idaho and now administered at Michigan State University, was named the recipient of the American Philosophical Association's 2018 Prize for Excellence and Innovation. Congratulations to the University of Idaho faculty who continue to serve as senior personnel for TDI: Associate Professor of Philosophy Graham Hubbs, University Distinguished Professor of Entomology Nilsa Bosque-Perez and University Distinguished Professor of Entomology Sanford Eigenbrode. Read more

Ladino Publishes Collection of Essays on Environmental Humanities

Posted Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:24:00 -0700

Jennifer Ladino, an associate professor in the Department of English, has published a collection of essays, "Affective Ecocriticism: Emotion, Embodiment, Environment," with the University of Nebraska Press. The book compiles fourteen original essays on the study of affect and emotion in regard to films, poetry and contentious sites such as Canada's Tar Sands. The project grew out of an Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference hosted in Moscow in 2015. Reviewers are calling it a "field-changing" book for the environmental humanities. Read more

Graduate Student Named to Prestigious List of Changemakers

Posted Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:00:00 -0700

Rebekka Boysen-Taylor, graduate student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the College of Education, was named among 200 international changemakers by American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center in collaboration with the Frederick Douglas Family Initiatives. Read more

U of I Graduates win ACLU Mural Design Competition

Posted Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:40:00 -0700

Karen Rohn ‘90, a University of Idaho Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate, and Shogo Ota ‘07, both University of Idaho Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates, were recently awarded the contract to paint a large-scale mural celebrating the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho’s 25th Anniversary. Read more

Vandals to the Rescue

Posted Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:59:00 -0700

Renee Love's paleontology class expected to discuss 50-million-year-old mammal bones when visiting John Day Fossil Beds, not deal with broken bones. Read more

U of I Gets a Facelift

Posted Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:56:00 -0700

Have you noticed then New Pride Gold banners around the state? Vandal pride is waving proud and our digital marketing team captured it in a fun video. Read more

U of I Researchers Publish on the Ecological Importance of Unaltered Places within a Wildfire

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:30:00 -0700

Colleges of Science and Natural Resources researchers synthesized the science on fire refugia — unburned or lightly singed areas after a wildfire – this week in BioSciences. Read more

U of I Engineering Students Take Fourth Place in WEFTEC2018

Posted Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:16:00 -0700

An interdisciplinary team of College of Engineering students took fourth place in the student design competition at the national Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC is the largest event of its kind in North America, and just 14 teams from across the world were selected to compete. Read more

Admin Building Restoration Project Wins Orchid Award

Posted Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:50:00 -0700

On Sept. 20, the Moscow Historic Preservation Commission awarded an Orchid Award to the University of Idaho in recognition of the Administration Building project. The Administration Building is an iconic structure and treasure, not only for the university, but for the State of Idaho. Read more

Virtual Technology and Design Professor Displays Artwork on Sustainability at World's Largest Design Exhibition

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

John Anderson, program head and associate professor of Virtual Technology and Design in the College of Art and Architecture, was one of 50 designers across the globe honored at Venice Design 2018, the world's largest design exhibition. Read more

Soil and Water Systems' Researcher Publishes on Irrigation Efficiency

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Department of Soil and Water Systems' Richard Allen published a study in August in Science in collaboration with researchers from 10 other institutes. Read more

ORED Welcomes Bradley Ritts as New Associate Vice President for Research

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce that Bradley Ritts has signed on to become the University of Idaho's new Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR). Read more

Panttaja Serves as Phi Kappa Phi Delegate

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Thanks to Dean Panttaja, director of general education, for representing the university's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, at its biennial convention Aug. 2-4. Read more

Restaurant Designed by Architecture Professor Named in Bon Appétit's 'America's Best New Restaurants 2018'

Posted Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Scott Lawrence, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Art and Architecture, designed a Denver-based restaurant that was just named in Bon Appétit magazine as one of 2018's top 10 new restaurants in the country. Read more

Farewell Reception for Nekeidra and Hassel Morrison Wednesday

Posted Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Please join us as we say goodbye to Nekeidra and Hassel Morrison. Read more

Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison Taking Job at St. Olaf in Minnesota

Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congrats and farewell to University of Idaho Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison, who has been chosen as the next vice president for student life at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Read more

Two CLASS Undergrads Awarded U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to two University of Idaho undergraduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences selected to receive the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during fall 2018. Read more

Casey Johnson's Edited Volume Receives Rave Review

Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to Casey Johnson, an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

CLASS Welcomes Three New Leaders

Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is excited to welcome three new leaders to its departments and schools this fall. Read more

Thank You for Helping Set a New Fundraising Record

Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Our generous faculty and staff members continue to make great things happen at U of I and throughout Idaho. Read more

CEHHS professor wins ICTE Ambassador Award

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to John Cannon for winning an Idaho Career and Technical Education (ICTE) Ambassador Award. John is an associate professor College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and is program coordinator for CTE Programs. Read more

CNR's MOSS Program Is Finalist in UEDA Awards of Excellence Competition

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Program for reaching the final stage of the University Economic Development Association's 2018 Awards of Excellence competition. Read more

ORED Announces Adjustments in Leadership Team

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:11:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce two changes to its leadership team. Glen Downing, recently hired as director for the Office of Research Assurances, has advanced to director of research operations and strategic initiatives. Downing will help ORED achieve its mission and goals by managing high-level strategic projects and change initiatives within the division. Read more

Shelley McGuire Appointed Director for School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:43:00 -0700

Michelle (Shelley) McGuire has been appointed the new director for the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences effective Aug. 13, 2018. McGuire joins the University of Idaho and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences from the Washington State University School of Biological Sciences, where she worked as a professor in lactation physiology and nutrition.
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SEM Welcomes Jason Niermann as Veteran Services Coordinator and Advisor

Posted Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:32:00 -0700

Please join us in welcoming Jason Nierman as the University of Idaho's new Military and Veteran Services coordinator and advisor, the position previously held by Dan Button. Read more

Financial Aid Staff Elected to IASFAA

Posted Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:18:00 -0700

Staff in the U of I Financial Aid Office have been elected to positions in the Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA). IASFAA is a professional organization of financial aid administrators representing all colleges and universities in Idaho. Read more

U of I Football Team Attends Green Dot Training

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:19:00 -0700

Forty student-athletes and staff from the University of Idaho football program participated in the full six-hour Green Dot Bystander Training in June. The training was facilitated by the U of I Women’s Center per their Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) campus grant and Violence Prevention Programs. The football team’s training was given over the course of two three-hour sessions held June 19 and 26 in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Since 2014, All U of I student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff have taken part in the Vandal Green Dot Overview. The football program opted to take the next step with the full training session. Read more

Three Engineering Undergrads Serving Competitive Internships in Germany

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:59:00 -0700

Congratulations to three University of Idaho undergraduate students selected for competitive DAAD-RISE Germany internship positions this summer. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to undergraduate students through a selective application process. Read more

BCB Student’s Research Featured by NPR

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:00 -0700

U of I Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) student Sarah A. Hendricks' research on Northwest wolf populations was recently featured by Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB), the regional NPR station based in Pullman. Read more

Ben Hunter Appointed to American Library Association Steering Committee

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Ben Hunter, interim dean of University Libraries at the University of Idaho and American Library Association (ALA) Idaho Chapter Councilor, has been appointed to the association’s steering committee to guide the work of the ALA Organizational Effectiveness/Governance Review. Read more

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Researchers Publish on Wine Economics

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:05:00 -0700

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology's Jason Winfree and Christopher McIntosh published a study this week in Wine Economics and Policy in collaboration with a Washington State University researcher. Read more

Library Assistant Professor Publishes in American Archivist

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:58:00 -0700

Assistant Professor Ashlyn Velte with Library Special Collections and Archives published a study titled "Ethical Challenges and Current Practices in Activist Social Media Archives" in The American Archivist Vol. 81, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2018 112–134. Read more

Join IBEST and ORED in Celebration of Retiree Ann Norton

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:57:00 -0700

Join us in celebrating the career and retirement of IBEST Optical Imaging Core Director and ORED Staff Fellow Ann Norton. Read more

U of I Releases Spring Semester Dean's List

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:45:00 -0700

Congratulations to the more than 2,500 University of Idaho students who qualified for the spring 2018 Dean's List. Read more

International Studies Student Recognized with State Department Scholarship

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:51:00 -0700

Alonso Arteaga, a senior International Studies and French student in the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Chinese in Suzhou, China, this summer. Read more

University Advancement Welcomes New Development Staff

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:47:00 -0700

We're pleased to announce new members of the University Development team, as well as a promotion. Chloe Rambo is now the associate director of Development for the College of Engineering. Previously, Rambo served as the development coordinator in the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations. Read more

U of I Student Receives Scholarship to Participate in WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference

Posted Sun, 27 May 2018 20:29:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) congratulates Micah Russell, a student of U of I's water resources graduate program, for receiving a scholarship to participate in the 2018 WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference in October in Las Vegas. Read more

Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at International Conference

Posted Sun, 27 May 2018 20:27:00 -0700

Based on a successful audition, the University of Idaho Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas on May 29 – June 2. Seven students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, were invited to this premier conference with nearly 3,000 professional and student attendees. Read more

IWRRI Announces First Jordan Scholar Recipient

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 13:06:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) is proud to announce Kyle Duckett as the inaugural recipient of the Joseph Jordan Water Resource Scholarship. Duckett is a master's student in the Department of Geology. He will receive $5,000 in tuition support and a 10-week summer internship with Idaho Power Company to gain experience in the field of water resources. Read more

CDIL-Sponsored Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium Starts This Week

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 15:51:00 -0700

The CDIL's summer workshop series for selected faculty and graduate student fellows starts on Friday and continues throughout the following week. This year the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is collaborating with WSU's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) to jointly host the symposium at U of I and at WSU. Now called the Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium, the symposium will cover topics such as textual analysis, web publishing and data visualization. Three fellows from U of I were selected to participate: Renae Campbell, doctoral candidate, historical archaeology; Zachary Turpin, assistant professor, English, and Sarah Nelson, associate professor, modern languages and cultures. Each will pair with one of the fellows from WSU to pitch a joint CDSC/CDIL project at the end of the week. Additionally, Denessy Rodriguez ('19) was selected as the undergraduate fellow for the summer and will be attending and supporting the symposium as well.

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Nancy Luebbert Receives Academic Support Educators Award

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 12:54:00 -0700

Nancy Luebbert, director of Academic Success for the College of Law in Moscow, received the 2018 Excellence Award from the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE). AASE is the national association for academic support/success professionals. It provides educators like Luebbert an opportunity to collaborate and work collectively to develop research-based teaching methods and design programs that enhance student learning for law school, the bar exam, and legal practice. Read more

2018-19 Kurt Olsson Early Career Research Fellowships Awarded

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 08:25:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is proud to announce that Shawn Copeland from the Lionel Hampton School of Music and Clarissa Richardson from the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies were awarded the Kurt O. Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship. This program aims to help recently hired faculty develop scholarly/creative programs that promote research and creative activities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that will attract outside funding, and/or that will result in publications, patents or exhibitions/performances. Copeland will use the funds for his new recording titled "The Collected Works for Clarinet of Carlos Velez" and Richardson will work on her project titled, "Influence of Social Support Usage During Daily Stress on Psychological and Physiological Functioning of Older Adults." Read more

Kenton Bird and Diane Kelly-Riley Receive FY19 CLASS Research Fellowships

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:18:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is proud to announce Kenton Bird, School of Journalism and Mass Media, and Diane Kelly-Riley, Department of English, as the recipients of FY19 CLASS Research Fellowships. Bird will use this funding to continue his biography of Thomas Foley and Kelly-Riley will be working on an edited collection titled "Improving Outcomes: Disciplinary Writing, Local Assessment and the Aim of Fairness." Read more

Inaugural Communications Showcase Winners Announced

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:00 -0700

Three University of Idaho students battled their way to the top of their class on Tuesday, May 1, at the university's first freshman speech competition. Read more

Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences' Sophie Gilbert Publishes on Social Media and Science

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences Assistant Professor Sophie Gilbert (@SophieLGilbert) published a PeerJ study in April in collaboration with University of Alberta and University of British Columbia researchers. Focusing on ecology and conservation researchers, the team found scientific research articles that have high citation rates also have more coverage on social media, primarily Twitter. They suggest that, at least in some fields, researchers can concurrently increase exposure to their research and improve their academic standing through science communication on social media. Although more outreach is needed now than in the past to achieve the same exposure and citation rate.

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ORED Announces Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award Funding

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 10:48:00 -0700

Twelve University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding in 2018 through the Office of Research and Economic Development's (ORED) Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university.
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U of I Rodeo Team Advances to Collegiate National Finals Rodeo

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:19:00 -0700

Congratulations to the University of Idaho Rodeo Club women's team who won second in the Northwest region and will advance to the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June. Representing U of I will be Ryan Barnett (Barrel Racing); Janey Reeves (Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying); Rayna Longeway (Breakaway Roping); and Shandie Britt (Barrel Racing). Read more

Congratulations Resident Scholar Award Recipient Winners

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:16:00 -0700

Housing and Residence life would like to congratulate our spring 2018 Resident Scholars award recipients: Gregory Beck, Matthew Covalt, Kathleen Cox, Melissa Dow, Clarissa Gibson, Diamond Koloski, Stafford-Ames Morse, Nicholas Peredo, Matt Waltz, and Garrett Wideen!
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Retirement Reception for Bill Cone and Chuck Morrison May 7

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 15:30:00 -0700

Please join us in saying goodbye and celebrating the retirements of Dr. Bill Cone and Dr. Chuck Morrison. Both have had distinguished careers serving our students through the Counseling & Testing Center. Read more

Chair of English Department Scott Slovic Edits Book of Ecocritical Essays

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 12:47:00 -0700

Department of English's Scott Slovic, along with University of Hawai'i, Manoa's Peter Quigley, edited a book of essays titled "Ecocritical Aesthetics: Language, Beauty, and the Environment." The book, which was published in April, discusses how beauty influences our relationships with places, other species, and our own lives. The essays suggest that beauty sways how we experience the world and also inspires cultural change. Slovic specializes in ecocriticism and Native American, Western American and environmental literature. Read more

U of I Graduating Senior Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:31:00 -0700

Spring 2018 graduate J. Tyrell Styhl has been selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Styhl, originally from Idaho Falls, graduates this may with a Bachelor of Science in ecology and conservation biology with minors in wildlife Resources and Statistics. He starts graduate school in Fall 2018 with an emphasis on studying changes in the diet of southern Idaho sage grouse from chicks to adults. Read more

Faculty and Staff Help Vandal Giving Day 2018 Set New Record

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:30:00 -0700

Thank you to everyone who participated in Vandal Giving Day on April 24-25, 2018. Your generous gifts and social sharing helped U of I raise over $483,000, up from 2016's total of $441,313! To learn more, go to Read more

U of I Senior to Study in Tanzania in Fall 2018

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:27:00 -0700

University of Idaho student Ian Hahn has been awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in Tanzania during the 2018-19 academic year. Hahn, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a senior in journalism with minors in international studies and anthropology. He will study Swahili this summer at the University of Florida and then transfer to MS Training Center for Development Cooperation in Arusha, Tanzania. Read more

College of Science Paul Rowley Publishes on Genetic Parasites

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:51:00 -0700

Department of Biological Sciences' Paul Rowley published a PLoS Genetics study last week in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder and University of California, Irvine researchers. The team showed that yeast have evolved to protect their genomes against "genetic parasites," which are gene sequences that can propagate throughout an organism's genome. Proteins within the yeast's nuclear pore, which is a passageway into the nucleus, have evolved their shape to limit the ability of genetic parasites to enter the nucleus. Future studies will investigate how viruses like HIV hijack nuclear pore proteins to cause disease. Read more

U of I Students, Alumni and Staff Win at Idaho Press Club

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:48:00 -0700

The University of Idaho was well represented at the 2017 Idaho Press Club awards on April 28, 2018 in Boise. Members of U of I's University Communications and Marketing staff, student media staff at The Argonaut and Blot magazine, and multiple U of I alumni were honored during the reception. See the full list of award recipients here. Read more

16 U of I Employees Receive NCPS Conference Scholarships

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:42:00 -0700

The Office of the President awarded 16 scholarships to University of Idaho employees across the state to attend the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) conference in Moscow July 18-20.

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The Forever Shower Team Wins Entrepreneurial Competition in Massachusetts

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:56:00 -0700

Earlier this month, Maria Horta Vorse and her small team U of I-based team placed second in a major entrepreneurial competition held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The group was awarded $15,000 for The Forever Shower, which generates clean, filtered water for showers in any environment, especially those where water is in short supply and where access to clean water is limited. Read more

Shirley Luckhart Chosen for 2018 ESA Founders' Memorial Lecture

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:36:00 -0700

Shirley Luckhart, professor and co-director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been chosen to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Founders' Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of scientists who made outstanding contributions to entomology and to bring attention to a current entomologist with outstanding credentials in a similar field who can present an informative and engaging lecture at the annual meeting. At Entomology 2018, the subject of Dr. Luckhart's lecture will be Walter Reed, a U.S. Army physician who led the team of researchers that first confirmed the link between mosquitoes and the spread of yellow fever. Read more. Read more

Congratulations to 2018 McBride Prize Winner Sarah Koerber

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:18:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates longtime team member Sarah Koerber, senior proposal development specialist and U of I's 2018 McBride Prize recipient. The prize is given to a non-faculty exempt employee who — like retired staff member Larry McBride — has given longtime, distinguished service and displayed a variety of attributes, including imagination, creativity, a can-do attitude, loyalty, dedication, supportiveness, enthusiasm, dependability and friendliness. This person offers the highest performance standards for himself or herself, as well as others. "Sarah is a model for us all in these areas," said Janet Nelson, vice president for Research and Economic Development. "The award is well-deserved." Read more

Center for Ecohydraulics Research's Jeff Reeder Highlighted in EOS

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:54:00 -0700

Geoscience magazine EOS highlighted a Water Resources Research study by Jeff Reeder with the U of I Center for Ecohydraulics Research. The study, which included Boise State University researchers, showed that organisms that live in the oxygen-poor sediments of stream beds vary their oxygen consumption rate, which researchers had thought remained fixed. Oxygen consumption varied with food availability and the speed of water flowing through the sediments. Their findings can improve models of stream bed oxygen availability, which affects the release of pollutants, metabolic waste and nutrients from the sediments.
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Retirement Reception for Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson May 8

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:27:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Jeanne Stevenson, vice provost for faculty, on her retirement, and thanking her
for her services to the University of Idaho. Please join us for a retirement reception from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge. Refreshments will be provided. Read more

More National Merit Scholars Choosing U of I

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:04:00 -0700

A recently released annual report from the National Merit Corporation showed more new National Merit Scholars enrolled at the University of Idaho that any other college or university in the Northwest for fall 2017. Twenty-two new freshman National Merit Scholars selected the U of I, bringing the total enrollment of scholars to 78. National Merit Scholars rank in the top 2 percent of the nation in their academic performance. Over the past five years, U of I has enrolled 110 of the 114 National Merit Scholars that have enrolled at Idaho institutions. Our National Merit Scholars come from 14 different states and the average GPA was 3.92.

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Retirement Reception for Library Dean Lynn Baird May 14

Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:10:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Lynn Baird, dean of University Libraries, on her retirement, and thanking her
for her services to the University of Idaho. Please join us for a retirement reception at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, on the second floor of the University of Idaho Library. Appetizers and no-host bar will be provided. Read more

Thank You Celebration for Andrew Kersten May 9

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in thanking Andrew Kersten, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, for his service to the university. A celebration is 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in the International Ballroom North in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Dessert and refreshments will be provided. Read more

Jon Van Gerpen Receives 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0700

On April 16, 2018, Professor Emeritus Jon Van Gerpen was presented with the 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award as an individual who fosters environmental sustainability. Van Gerpen is a leader in the research and development of biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats which can run diesel engines. Van Gerpen is part of the Biodiesel Education Program, which also received a Mayor's 2018 Earth Award. The Biodiesel Education Program makes biodiesel right here on campus from waste oil gathered at the Sodexo kitchens. Read more

Retirement Reception for Erik Anderson

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:43:00 -0700

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education would like to invite the campus community to a retirement reception for Erik Anderson, Extension professor. Anderson will be retiring after 33 years of service to the University of Idaho. The reception is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Ag Biotech Courtyard in the Ag Science Building, Moscow. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Sarah Koerber is April 20

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:37:00 -0700

Please join Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet Nelson and the entire campus community in congratulating Sarah Koerber, senior proposal development specialist, on her retirement and thank her for her service to the university. Please join us for a celebration at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the IRIC Atrium. Read more

University Honors Program Student Achievement Celebration Recognized Over 60 Students

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:03:00 -0700

The University Honors Program recognized over 60 honors students for their achievements at a celebration event held April 5. Students were recognized in multiple categories, including University Honors Program Thesis, University Honors Program Undergraduate Research Award, Distinguished Scholarships, University Honors Program Student Leaders and University Honors Program Academic and Experiential Achievements. The University Honors Program would like to congratulate all of the students recognized for their significant achievements throughout the 2017-18 academic year. The annual University Honors Program Graduation Celebration will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Administration Auditorium. Read more

ORED Welcomes Carly Cummings as New RFD Director

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:26:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce that Carly Cummings will be joining its leadership team as director for Research and Faculty Development. Carly has been working with proposals for more than a decade, generating experience in this arena that runs both wide and deep. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Kurt Pregitzer May 4

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:25:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Kurt Pregitzer, dean of the College of Natural Resources, on his retirement and thanking him for his service to the university. The celebration is 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Best Western/University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road., Moscow. Read more

Salsbury Receives Community Woman of Distinction Award

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:11:00 -0700

Lysa Salsbury, director of the Women's Center, was awarded the Community Woman of Distinction Award on April 9 at Washington State University. She received this award in recognition of her incredible impact on women's lives and her efforts that promote gender equity in Moscow and the surrounding communities. Salsbury engages in campus outreach initiatives, education promotion, and serves on multiple institutional and local committees. She also serves as an advisor to the U of I and WSU Women's Leadership Conference. Her exceeding dedication and work around human rights and gender justice make the Palouse community proud. Congratulations Lysa!

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Retirement Reception for Sally Machlis, Diane Armpriest and Ellen McKenzie May 3

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:46:00 -0700

Please join College of Art and Architecture Interim Dean Shauna Corry and the campus community for a retirement reception and celebration honoring outstanding faculty members Sally Machlis, professor of art and design, and Diane Armpriest, associate professor of architecture, and outstanding staff member Ellen McKenzie, college administration. The reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. Read more

Library Dean Lynn Baird Announces Retirement

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:59:00 -0700

Please join the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President in congratulating Lynn Baird, dean of the University of Idaho Libraries, on her retirement after four decades of service to the university. Her last day is June 30, 2018. Read more

Denise Bennett Documentary Garners Acclaim

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:38:00 -0700

"Some Lived: An Idaho POW's Story" - a documentary by Denise Bennett, an associate professor of journalism and mass media in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences - won the award for "Best Heritage Short Documentary" at the Tribute Film Festival in Texas in March. "Some Lived" tells the story of 2LT Mark Brooks Calnon '40, who was interned at Stalag Luft III during World War II. The documentary has also been screened this year at the docLAHOMA Film Festival in Oklahoma City on Jan. 14 and the Spokane International Film Festival on Feb. 2 as part of the Best of the Northwest Shorts program. Bennett's project, including a digital archive of Calnon's oral histories and memorabilia was funded through a University of Idaho Seed Grant.

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U of I's Model EU Team Competes at West Coast Summit

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:27:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Model European Union team competed at the West Coast Summit in February. Six students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences – Jaxon Woodfill, Madeleine Curtright, Max Welch, Cami Nichols, Emma Carson and Kari Storjohann – negotiated about two different international policy topics. Carson, a senior majoring in political science, received honors and was named an "Outstanding Agricultural Minister." The trip was made possible by the generous donation of John Wallace, a 1978 alumnus with degrees in anthropology and Spanish.

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Glen Downing Becomes New ORA Director

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:22:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) team welcomes Glen Downing as new director of the Office of Research Assurances (ORA) at the University of Idaho. Downing previously held a number of prominent facility management positions in the U.S. Air Force. He served as professor and department chair of Aerospace Studies in the Air Force ROTC program at Washington State University; vice commander and executive vice president of the 81st Training Wing at an Air Force vocational-technical college and has held various other leadership positions. Read more

U of I College of Law students to Argue in Front of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:05:00 -0700

Three U of I College of Law Immigration Clinic students - Jonathan Shirts, Kaylee Woodard and Kacey Jones - will travel on Monday, April 9, to San Francisco where Shirts and Jones are scheduled to argue on behalf of an asylum seeker in front of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mumin Abass came to the U.S. in 2015 seeking asylum from his home country of Ghana, where he faced persecution for his sexuality. Arguments start at 9 a.m. and the case is the second of the day. The court calendar can be found here: and the live stream can be found here: Read more


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