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U of I Medical Students Advance in WWAMI Program

Posted Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:13:00 -0800

Second-year University of Idaho medical students from around Idaho will be honored Dec. 14 as the future doctors in the WWAMI Medical Education Program transition to the clinical phase of their education. Read more

Library Acquires Science Fiction Collection from Regional Sci-Fi Enthusiast

Posted Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:35:00 -0800

A Moscow woman who pioneered Inland Northwest science fiction conventions donated decades of books, art, costumes and documents to the University of Idaho Library’s Special Collections and Archives. Read more

U of I Seeks Nominations for 2018-19 Common Read

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has opened nominations for a book to be the centerpiece of the 2018-19 Common Read program. Suggestions should be sent by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to commonread@uidaho.edu. Read more

Don’t Get Skunked: U of I Sprays Evergreens to Deter Christmas Tree Thefts

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0800

Everyone enjoys the smell of the holidays: Fresh-baked cookies. Cinnamon and cloves. Fresh-cut evergreens. Skunk scent and fox urine. At least those last two aromas are what the season will smell like for anyone tempted to cut down a Christmas tree from the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. Read more

Senior Zachary Lien Interviews as Finalist for 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Posted Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:13:00 -0800

University of Idaho international studies and political science major Zachary Lien interviewed as a finalist for the Class of 2018 Rhodes Scholars by the University of Oxford Rhodes Trust in Seattle in November. Read more

Two U of I Idaho Falls Students Earn Prestigious INL Fellowships

Posted Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:33:00 -0800

Two nuclear engineering students at the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls have been awarded prestigious competitive fellowships as part of the inaugural year of a partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory. Read more

U of I Awards 618 Degrees at Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 9

Posted Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:32:00 -0800

Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 618 degrees this December at the University of Idaho fall commencement ceremony. Candidates applied for 436 baccalaureate degrees, 151 master’s degrees, 19 doctoral degrees, five law degrees and seven specialist degrees. Read more

Will Robots Take Our Jobs? U of I Computer Science Students Debate

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800

The Department of Computer Science at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will host a debate on whether robots will take our jobs, and show off the skills of one such robot that has been taught by students, during an event Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Coeur d’Alene’s Innovation Den. Read more

1,000 Local Students Join Jazz Choirs for Annual Holiday Concert

Posted Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Get in the holiday spirit by joining the University of Idaho Jazz Choirs on Friday, Dec. 8 for their annual holiday concert. This family-friendly, holiday tradition featuring performances from schools around the region, begins at 7 p.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Admission is free, but cash donations for the Lionel Hampton School of Music student scholarships will be accepted at the door. The concert features musical selections from around the world encompassing a variety of holiday traditions. Read more

University of Idaho Research Building Wins Architecture Award

Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s interdisciplinary research facility – the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) – has been honored for building design by the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The design by Seattle-based firm NBBJ was touted with a 2017 AIA Honor Award for “its flexible, transparent and open academic hub that fosters interdisciplinary and cross-department research projects.” It’s the first AIA Seattle Chapter honor for a U of I building. Read more

College of Natural Resources Distinguished Professor Named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:16:00 -0800

University of Idaho Distinguished Professor Lisette Waits was named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The national honor recognizes Waits’ exceptional contributions to research and teaching in conservation genetics, wildlife and conservation biology, and for development of techniques for the non-invasive sampling of DNA. AAAS was founded in 1848 and is the world’s largest general scientific society. Members are nominated for the rank of Fellow by their peers and are voted on by the AAAS leadership council. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant to Develop Partnership with Japan’s Sakae Casting

Posted Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:33:00 -0800

The University of Idaho, its Idaho Falls center and partners at Boise State University and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies have secured a grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce that further develops the university’s partnership with Japanese company Sakae Casting. Read more

Rec Center Offers Free Admission over Holiday Breaks with Canned Soup Donation

Posted Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:37:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Student Recreation Center is offering free admission to the community during the university’s fall and winter breaks. Read more

We Can Do It! Women in Agriculture Conference in Coeur d’Alene Nov. 18

Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:55:00 -0800

“We Can Do It!” is the theme for the 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference, which offers women farmers around the region practical advice for learning new skills.
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Theatre Arts Presents Holiday Musical “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:24:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the holiday musical “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 7 and 9 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 and 10 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is free for UI students, $10 for UI faculty/staff and seniors (55 and over), $15 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, Room 201 in Shoup Hall, by calling 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain.
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U of I Offers Free Thanksgiving for Students, Families and Employees Nov. 21

Posted Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:03:00 -0800

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Idaho is offering a free Thanksgiving meal to students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, who will be staying in the Moscow area over the fall break. Read more

GIS Day Connects Geospatial Technology to Research and Real-World Solutions

Posted Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:02:00 -0800

The University of Idaho invites faculty, staff, students and the public to discover how geospatial technologies are helping businesses and scholars solve real-world problems at its 11th annual GIS Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Idaho Commons.

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U of I-Led Team Reports Connections That Will Fuel Future Brain Trauma Research

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0800

A team led by University of Idaho scientists has found a way to stimulate formation of new neural connections in the adult brain in a study that could eventually help humans fend off memory loss, brain trauma and other ailments in the central nervous system. Read more

University Honors Veterans with Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Annual Dinner

Posted Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:49:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is partnering with the Moscow Chamber of Commerce to honor local veterans with a dinner at the Pitman Center from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Hosts Quartetto Gelato

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:06:00 -0700

The 2017-18 season of the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues with Quartetto Gelato at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Quartetto Gelato is a unique and world-renown group from Toronto, Canada, comprised of an operatic tenor, oboe, violin, cello and accordion. The group’s performance will feature arrangements of everything from tango to classical music and operatic arias. Read more

U of I College of Law, U.S Patent and Trademark Office Open Center in Boise

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:01:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law has partnered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to open a patent and trademark resource center at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Idaho Patent and Trademark Resource Center will host a free public seminar Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with an event for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals. The daylong seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Legacy Pointe Room of the Idaho Water Center. A light reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. Read more

2018 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Ticket Sales Begin Nov. 6

Posted Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:52:00 -0700

Series and individual concert tickets for the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, held Feb. 23-24, 2018, will be available to purchase beginning Nov. 6 and Nov. 17, respectively. Series tickets, which allow the purchaser to enjoy both nights of concerts at a discounted price, go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Prices range from $50 for outer stand seats to $80 for club-level seating. Series ticket purchasers receive early seat selection and a $10 savings on individual concert ticket prices. Tickets for individual performances go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and range from $30-$45. Read more

Dietetics Students Combine Unusual Flavors for the Thanksgiving Table

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:04:00 -0700

Pie made with root vegetables. Potatoes made with coffee creamer. Cookies from mashed potatoes. Even chocolate soufflé starring yams. If these combinations don’t sound like your typical Thanksgiving fare, that’s the point: They are recipes created by students in the University of Idaho’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Each fall, students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences are challenged to create a new recipe along a theme chosen by U of I first lady Mary Beth Staben. Read more

50th Anniversary Northwest Wind Quintet Concert is Nov. 5

Posted Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:58:00 -0700

The Northwest Wind Quintet celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the University of Idaho’s Haddock Performance Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The concert will include current group members – Leonard Garrison (flute), Shawn Copeland (clarinet), Carol Padgham Albrecht (oboe), Javier Rodriguez (bassoon) and Jason Johnston (horn) – and will welcome back former members, emeritus professors Robert Dickow and Richard Hahn. Read more

U of I Sustainability Center Inspires Student-Led Grant Opportunities

Posted Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:54:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded more than $5,000 to three student-led projects focused on improving sustainability at the university and across the Palouse. Now in its 11th year, the Sustainability Center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. Students develop grant writing, project management, budgeting, program evaluation, leadership and teamwork skills. Grants support work in the areas of climate change, campus culture shift and carbon neutrality.
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U of I Water Researchers Among Top 10 in Latest Stage of $10 Million Water Prize

Posted Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:45:00 -0700

A University of Idaho team won recognition for its innovative water treatment technology with a top-10 finish in the latest round of an international competition to reduce water pollution linked to toxic algae blooms.
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Joey DeFrancesco + the People to Headline 2018 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:44:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festivalwill continue its legacy of honoring traditional jazz music while highlighting the best performers on the current jazz scene during the 2018 festival, Feb. 23-24. Read more

U of I Enrollment Tops 12,000 for First Time in Five Years

Posted Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:23:00 -0700

Official overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho is up 2.4 percent, bringing total enrollment to 12,072 for fall 2017, up from 11,780 in fall 2016. It is the first time enrollment has exceeded 12,000 students in five years. This year’s forward progress continues to build on last year’s 3.6 percent growth and is the second year of increase under President Chuck Staben’s leadership.
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Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Make Pitch for Funding

Posted Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:13:00 -0700

The College of Engineering hosts its second annual Grand Challenge Scholars pitch event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Chiefs Room. Fourteen students representing all engineering disciplines will present projects to a panel of 20 judges in hopes of winning financial backing.

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College of Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibit at Prichard Art Gallery Oct. 27

Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:12:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery’s annual exhibit of work from faculty in the College of Art and Architecture (CAA) opens Friday, Oct. 27.

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College of Engineering Inducts Class of 2017 Academy of Engineers

Posted Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:35:00 -0700

The College of Engineering will induct nine members into its Academy of Engineers during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Now in its seventh year, the Academy of Engineers honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or those connected to the university’s legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society.
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Idaho Treasure Award to Honor D. Nels Reese

Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:24:00 -0700

This November, the University of Idaho will honor alumnus and preservation advocate D. Nels Reese with the 2017 Idaho Treasure Award. Awarded by the UI Retirees Association, the Idaho Treasure Award recognizes retired university faculty and staff and their family members for contributions of leadership and service to the university. Read more

CNR Professor Lisette Waits Recognized for International Research Contributions

Posted Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:00 -0700

University of Idaho Distinguished Professor Lisette Waits was awarded the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Awardthis fall for her internationally recognized research in molecular ecology.

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Annual Women in Engineering Day Welcomes 80 Students to U of I

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:22:00 -0700

About 80 high achieving students from around Idaho and Washington will participate in the 24th annual Women in Engineering Day event at the University of Idaho this Friday, Oct. 20.
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U of I’s 300-Pound Robot Moves into Coeur d’Alene Innovation Den

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:00 -0700

Baxter does his best to teach the basics of robotics and artificial intelligence to the students at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Computer Science Department. He’s even learning to make them coffee.
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Compliance and Ethics Expert Gives Talk on Economics of Ethics Oct. 30-31

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:03:00 -0700

Fraud. Bribery. Data breaches. Scandals make headlines, but what are the real financial, emotional, and reputational costs of acting without integrity? International compliance and ethics expert Kristy Grant-Hart will discuss the economics of ethics at the University of Idaho’s annual ethics seminar, 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Administration Building Auditorium and 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Pioneer Room at JUMP Boise.
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Exhibit Highlights Achievements of Faculty, Former UI Employee Leo Ames

Posted Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:53:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery presents a retrospective of plein air paintings by former longtime Creative Services Director Leo E. Ames during an exhibition opening Oct. 27.
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Idaho Geological Survey Celebrates National Geologic Map Day with Stibnite Area Map

Posted Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:03:00 -0700

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is celebrating National Geologic Map Day today, Oct. 13, by highlighting its recent geologic map of central Idaho’s historic Stibnite Mining District.
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Idaho Fan Zone Canceled for Oct. 14 Football Game

Posted Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:01:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen to cancel the Idaho Fan Zone pregame activities before the football game Saturday, Oct. 14, due to inclement weather. Activities scheduled for the university’s Envision event are being moved to the Idaho Commons Food Court.
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University of Idaho Receives Pollution Prevention Award Oct. 16

Posted Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:56:00 -0700

On Monday, Oct. 16, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will honor the University of Idaho for its achievements in preventing pollution.
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Costume Sale at Hartung Theater Oct. 17-18

Posted Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:53:00 -0700

University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts is holding a Halloween costume sale from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 17-18, in the Hartung Theater lobby, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow.
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Former Congressman Gives Talk About Conservative Solutions to Climate Change

Posted Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:51:00 -0700

A former Republican congressman from South Carolina will bring his campaign to address climate change through free-enterprise policies to Idaho next week.

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Nationally Renowned Photographer to Speak Oct. 11 at UI

Posted Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:09:00 -0700

Nationally renowned artist Matika Wilbur has been traveling across the country to photograph people from every federally recognized indigenous tribes in the United States. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Wilbur will speak at the University of Idaho about her work as part of “Project 562,” which aims to reveal the tenacity and richness of Native American life today. Read more

Grammy-Nominated Country Artist Ty Herndon Performs at UI

Posted Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Ty Herndon, a Grammy-nominated country music performing artist, will tell his story and perform during separate events this month on the University of Idaho Moscow campus.
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UI Postpones Homecoming Fireworks, Cancels Fan Zone Due to High Winds

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:46:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen to postpone the homecoming fireworks show scheduled for Friday, as well as cancel Idaho Fan Zone activities on Saturday, because of predicted high winds.

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UI Dance Program Fall Performance Nov. 2-5

Posted Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Dance Program will present its annual fall main stage performance, “Form & Transform,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Hartung Theatre. Read more

BuzzFeed Culture Writer to Hold Book Reading at UI Oct. 12

Posted Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:06:00 -0700

Anne Helen Petersen, a senior culture writer for the popular website BuzzFeed, will visit the University of Idaho to read from her new book “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.” The book analyzes and discusses female celebrities, such as Melissa McCarthy and Nicki Minaj, who have achieved success while challenging stereotypical ideas of femininity. Read more

UI Bilingual Readings to Show Synergy Between Languages

Posted Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:36:00 -0700

A University of Idaho professor and UI’s German writer-in-residence will hold free public readings of their works in multiple languages as part of an event aimed at showing they differences and synergy between languages. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents West Coast Premiere of ‘ROOF!’

Posted Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:31:00 -0700

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the West Coast premiere of “ROOF!” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 19-21 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 15, 21-22 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is free for UI students, $10 for UI faculty/staff and seniors (55 and over), $15 for adults and $5 for children. “ROOF!” contains adult language and themes. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, Room 201 in Shoup Hall, by calling 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain. Read more

Nation’s Top Ag Research Official Visits UI Oct. 6-7 to Talk about Food System’s Future

Posted Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:50:00 -0700

Science’s influence on food and agriculture in the 21st century will be the focus of a presentation by the nation’s most influential agricultural researchers. Sonny Ramaswamy will visit the University of Idaho Oct. 6-7 as part of UI’s annual Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events. Read more

Air Force Major Who Won 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' Case to Speak at UI

Posted Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0700

She challenged the military’s anti-gay policy – and won. Maj. Margaret Witt had an exemplary career as a combat nurse with the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves until she was discharged in 2007 under the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The policy prohibited openly gay and lesbian service in the U.S. military. More than 13,000 gay servicemen and women were dishonorably discharged under the policy. Read more

Eighth Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Posted Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:32:00 -0700

Moscow community members can again enjoy French cinema this October as the 8th annual Palouse French Film Festival returns to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Read more

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Shirin Ebadi Headlines 70th Borah Symposium

Posted Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:01:00 -0700

This year’s Borah Symposium, a program devoted to understanding the causes of war and the conditions for establishing a lasting peace, is Oct. 16-17 on the University of Idaho campus. The annual event moves to the fall this year as it celebrates its 70th anniversary. Read more

Boise and Moscow Seminar Focuses on Immigration Policy Impacts in Idaho

Posted Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:53:00 -0700

Immigration, its effect on the labor force and the influence on Idaho communities is the topic of a University of Idaho seminar Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Moscow and Boise.
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Step Right Up to University of Idaho Homecoming Week 2017

Posted Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:19:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating its 109th Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 7. UI and the Moscow community will welcome back hundreds of alumni for this annual celebration. This year’s theme, Under the Big Top, honors the traditions of the university with a circus twist while celebrating the passion and excitement of students, alumni and the campus community. Read more

University of Idaho Hosts Palouse's Largest Gaming Event Sept. 30

Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 -0700

More than 800 people are expected to fill the Idaho Commons Sept. 30 for the fourth year of the University of Idaho’s Vandal Overnight Games, the largest community gaming event on the Palouse. Read more

Big Sky Basketball Tournament Moving to Boise

Posted Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:54:00 -0700

OGDEN, Utah — Changes are coming soon to the Big Sky, with the league offices announcing Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, that future basketball championships will be moving to Boise, beginning in 2019. Read more

Free Performances by World’s Best Jazz Trumpeters Sept. 23

Posted Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:41:00 -0700

The Moscow community will have the opportunity to hear performances by the best young jazz trumpeters in the world on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Haddock Performance Hall, as part of the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, a bi-annual competition to name the best young jazz trumpeter not currently under major artist management. Read more

UI Swim Center Reopens Sept. 18 After $1 Million Renovation

Posted Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:05:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Swim Center (UISC) will open its doors to the UI and general community on Monday, Sept. 18, after a summer-long closure to complete its $1 million renovation. Read more

UI-Led Team Receives $700K Grant to Study Antelope in Mozambique

Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:42:00 -0700

A researcher in the College of Natural Resources has received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue studying how body size impacts behavior and survival of native antelope in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Read more

POW, MIA Remembrance Ceremony Friday in Shattuck Arboretum

Posted Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:33:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day with an evening ceremony and candlelight vigil in the Shattuck Amphitheater from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.

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Inaugural Speaker Series Program Explores Science of GMOs

Posted Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:19:00 -0700

The topic of genetically modified organisms will be on the menu Monday, Sept. 18, during a community program sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more

UI Promotes Campus Health During Safety Week Sept. 11-15

Posted Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:14:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will offer five days of events as part of a dedicated effort to provide a welcoming, safe and comfortable campus environment for all during the annual “I Got Your Back” Safety Week, Sept. 11-15.
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Book Talk Featuring UI Ethnography Professor and Author Rodney Frey Sept. 21

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Rodney Frey, professor of ethnography in the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, will share his personal experiences and insights about the power and value of storytelling during a reading of his new book “Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer’s Journey into Native Oral Tradition.” This free event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the University of Idaho Library, 850 South Rayburn Street, Moscow. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Read more

“Embodying Healthy Practices” Theme of Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:01:00 -0700

Dancers, movement professionals and dance enthusiasts can learn more about healthy dance practices during the third annual Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference Oct. 27-28 on the University of Idaho campus. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents Pinter Classic, “The Dumb Waiter”

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “The Dumb Waiter” by Harold Pinter at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13-16 and at 2 p.m., Sept. 16-17 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Admission is free for UI students and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before curtain.

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Smoke Conditions Prompt Changes to Bike Path Dedication

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:39:00 -0700

Uncertainty about local air quality on Saturday, Sept. 9, has prompted changes in the University of Idaho’s event naming a portion of Paradise Path in honor of UI alumna and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. Read more

Women’s Rights Icon Anita Hill Speaks at Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:11:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to welcome women’s rights icon, Anita Hill as its speaker for the annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11 in Boise and Moscow. Read more

UI Sees $38.7 Million in Donations in Biggest Fundraising Year Ever

Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho saw its most successful fundraising year in its 128-year history for fiscal year 2017, receiving more than $38.7 million in gifts and commitments. Read more

Portion of Paradise Path Named for Idaho Olympian Kristin Armstrong

Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:30:00 -0700

A portion of Paradise Path through the University of Idaho campus will be named for three-time Olympic gold medalist and UI alumna Kristin Armstrong at a dedication event Saturday, Sept. 9. Read more

College of Education Changes Name to College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Posted Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:24:00 -0700

The Idaho State Board of Education and University of Idaho leadership has approved a request to update the name of UI’s College of Education to be more reflective of the college’s programs and departments. Read more

UI Library Associate Professor Elected President of Pacific Northwest Library Association

Posted Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:02:00 -0700

Rick Stoddart, associate professor and education librarian at the University of Idaho, was elected president of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) earlier this month.

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UI-Led Team Identifies Mutations Key to Antibiotic Resistance

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two genetic mutations could be key to understanding how bacteria retain antibiotic resistance, according to a team led by University of Idaho researchers. Read more

International Bestselling Author David Shields to Visit Moscow

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:48:00 -0700

David Shields, a bestselling American author and the University of Idaho’s 2017 Distinguished Visiting Writer in Creative Nonfiction, will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the 1912 Center’s Great Room.

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Department of Civil Engineering Name Change Reflects Environmental Focus

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0700

This fall, the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering has a new name to reflect the evolving role of civil engineering in the 21st Century. The department is now known as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Read more

UI Library Associate Dean and Alum Ben Hunter Named Librarian of the Year

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0700

Ben Hunter, associate dean of University Libraries at the University of Idaho, has been named the 2017 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Librarian of the Year. The annual award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made significant contributions to their library and communities. Read more

University of Idaho Dance Program Announces 2017-18 Performance Season

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:59:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Dance Program in the Department of Movement Sciences of the College of Education has a full lineup for its 2017-18 season. These performances feature passionate and provocative work from esteemed dance faculty, renowned guest artists, featured Idaho choreographers and students.

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UI College of Law Partners With FACES to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and FACES of Hope Victim Center along with the FACES of Hope Foundation have partnered to better serve the legal needs of victims of abuse in the Boise community. FACES of Hope Victim Center provides services in a safe, private, and supportive setting for victims of partner abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Policy Analysis Group Looks at How States Fund Wildfire Suppression

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:22:00 -0700

A new study completed by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG) in the College of Natural Resources examines wildfire suppression costs incurred by 10 Western states from 2005 to 2015 and compares the states’ various approaches for paying the costs. Read more

Digital Scholarship Showcase Aug. 30 to Highlight Work of CDIL’s First Year

Posted Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:24:00 -0700

Learn about the digital humanities and experience virtual reality technology first-hand at the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning’s inaugural Digital Scholarship Showcase from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Room 211 of the University of Idaho Library. Read more

We Got Your Back 5K for Suicide Awareness Set for Sept. 12

Posted Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:53:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites the community to participate in the second annual We Got Your Back 5K for Suicide Awareness on Tuesday, Sept 12. The run/walk will help support suicide awareness and bystander intervention as part of the "I Got Your Back" Safety Week at UI. Read more

NEH-Funded Project to Look into Idaho’s LGBTQ Population

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:11:00 -0700

A University of Idaho project chronicling the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Idaho has won support from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Announces Season Lineup

Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:37:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series has brought concerts and educational performances by some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse for 31 years.

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UI Creative Writing Professor’s Book to Launch on Aug. 24

Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:30:00 -0700

Poet and writer Michael McGriff, assistant professor of creative writing, in the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, will celebrate his latest collection of poems, “Early Hour,” during a reading and book unveiling at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main Street, Moscow. Read more

Paint the Palouse to Paint Four Houses in Moscow Aug. 26

Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:18:00 -0700

Gather your friends, family, and paint brushes and join Housing & Residence Life for its 28th annual Paint the Palouse community service project, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Read more

Annual Ceremony Welcomes UI Medical Students to Moscow

Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:43:00 -0700

University of Idaho medical students will be given white coats and stethoscopes during a ceremony Thursday that signals their entry into the WWAMI Medical Education Program. Idaho WWAMI alumni and officials from the University of Washington School of Medicine are scheduled to hand the white coats and stethoscopes to about 40 students during the annual ceremony, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. UI President Chuck Staben and Jeff Seegmiller, director of the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program, also will speak at the event.
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UI Awards More Than $25 Million in Scholarships for 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:59:00 -0700

As students begin returning to Moscow this week, the University of Idaho is pleased to announce it has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to students for the 2017-18 academic year. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Opens “Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up”

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up,” a survey of Glueckert’s prolific art career from the 1970s to present. Included are early films, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures and inventive mixed media assemblages. Read more

Fish and Wildlife Sciences Department to Host Film Festival

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:10:00 -0700

The College of Natural Resources Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences is seeking film submissions for its first annual Fish & Wildlife Film Festival. The event is being held as part of 75th anniversary celebration of the department. Filmmakers at all levels are encouraged to submit original films with a natural resource focus. Read more

Staged Reading to Support Playwriting Endowment

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0700

A staged reading of “Conversations of My Mothers” by Micki Panttaja will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the University of Idaho Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Way, Moscow. Read more

UI College of Law Welcomes Inaugural First-Year Class in Boise

Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:14:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law welcomes its first class of first-year law students to its Boise location this week. New student orientation begins Tuesday, Aug. 15, and continues through Aug. 18. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 21. Read more

More than 1,000 UI Students to Attend Palouse Community Service Events

Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:33:00 -0700

University of Idaho and city of Moscow leadership will join more than 1,000 University of Idaho students serving the Palouse community on Saturday, Aug. 19. During this year’s annual Serving Your New Community (SYNC) event, President Chuck Staben, Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek, Dean of Students Blaine Eckles, Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert will join UI’s first-year students in spending the day assisting nonprofit organizations around the area. Service events are divided into a morning session 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session 1-3:30 p.m. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season

Posted Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:13:00 -0700

For the past eight decades, the University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has brought audiences inspiring, captivating and thought-provoking work showcasing the directing, acting and designing talent of student and professional artists. The 2017-18 season continues this legacy with a lineup featuring a West Coast premiere, a holiday musical, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a suspenseful classic drama. Read more

Retired NFL Linebacker, UI Alumnus David Vobora Speaks at Convocation

Posted Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho students, staff and faculty members will enjoy an inspiring welcome back message from alumnus David Vobora during this year’s University Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
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International Theater Artist Holds Free Presentation & Performance on Refugee Crisis

Posted Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:11:00 -0700

International theater artist and activist Marco Magoa will give a free presentation on his personal experience with recent political upheaval in the Arab world at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Vandal Ballroom at the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

UI Physicist Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Genome to Phenome Research

Posted Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:42:00 -0700

A University of Idaho project examining changes in the amino acids that are the building blocks of life and how they lead to changes in living things was awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, awarded to Associate Professor F. Marty Ytreberg in the Department of Physics in UI’s College of Science, is among eight projects totaling $41 Read more

UI Experts Offer Perspectives on Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Posted Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:42:00 -0700

University of Idaho experts in natural resources, planetary science, physics and literature are available to speak to media about the scientific, educational and cultural impacts of this summer’s rare solar eclipse. Read more

UI Researchers and Moscow Consulting Firm Work Together on NASA Drone Project

Posted Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:44:00 -0700

A researcher in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) has been awarded $25,000 in grant funding from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium for a project that will use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – also called a drone – to gather data to assess forests and streams from the sky. Read more

Grant Award Helps Train Industry Professionals to Enter the Classroom

Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:14:00 -0700

BOISE — The Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education has awarded the University of Idaho College of Education Career and Technical Education program $271,796.00 in grant funding to conduct the InSpIRE to Educate, Educate to InSpIRE teacher preparation project.

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Free Performance of Julius Caesar on July 29

Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:45:00 -0700

A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” will be presented at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Free parking is available on Stadium Drive and in the parking lot across from the theater. Read more

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