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Despite Rise in Pacific Northwest Fires, Critical Unburned Areas Remain

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:13:00 -0800

While increased fire activity has threatened Pacific Northwest forests, University of Idaho researchers have found a silver-lining: the proportion of unburned areas critical for post-fire recovery has remained unchanged.

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Prichard Exhibit Highlights Wildland Firefighters Up Close

Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:47:00 -0800

Colorful, intimate and intensely dramatic images that capture the often-far away work of wildland firefighters go on exhibit this month at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery. “Facing the Inferno, the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer,” will go in display Friday, Feb. 16, at the Prichard. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Greer, who works as a photographer for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, will speak about her work during a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Borah Theater of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus. Award-winning author and MacArthur fellow Stephen Pyne has written an essay to accompany the exhibit. Read more

U of I Program Features National Immigration Attorney, DACA Recipient to Discuss Future of DACA

Posted Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:12:00 -0800

A University of Idaho College of Law alumnus and immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally as a child will discuss the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allowed him to stay in the United States, during a presentation in Moscow. Luis Cortes Romero, who is now an attorney in one of the nationwide cases defending DACA, will discuss “The Attempt to Trump DACA: The Constitutional and Administrative Limits of President Trump’s Rescission of DACA” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, Feb. 15, in Menard Law Building Room 104, Moscow, with streaming to Room 135 of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in Boise. Read more

U of I, Washington State University Seek Proposals for Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:59:00 -0800

The University of Idaho and Washington State University are accepting applications for the joint Women’s Leadership Conference to be hosted by the two institutions in April. The collaborative annual conference will explore the connections that women make to build stronger and more inclusive communities, networks and pathways to promote sustainable positive change. The theme for this year’s conference is “Lifting as We Climb.” Proposals for presentations under two subthemes, “Building Community” and “Maintaining Self,” related to topics of intersectionality, women's leadership, effective communication strategies, workplace conflict, imposter syndrome, universal design, navigating social media, self-care and resiliency are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 23. Read more

More Schools and Participants to Attend Jazz Festival; Ticket Sales Strong

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is looking forward to increased attendance and ticket sales at this year’s 2018 University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. “We are very excited to have more students and more schools participating in the 2018 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Our goal is for students, educators, and performers to have an amazing experience,” said Vanessa Sielert, director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music in U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

U of I Nepali Students’ Association Hosts Annual “Taste of Nepal” Feb. 11

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:13:00 -0800

Nepalese traditions, food and dance will be on display Sunday, Feb. 11, during the annual Taste of Nepal at the University of Idaho. The U of I Nepali Students’ Association hosts the family friendly event each year. It includes dance and musical performances, an all-you-can-eat buffet of Nepalese food and other events to showcase Nepalese culture. This year’s festival is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Sunday in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center in Moscow. The event theme is “Experiencing Diverse Nepal.” Read more

University of Idaho Extension Offers Farm and Ranch Insurance Workshop

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:04:00 -0800

University of Idaho Extension is hosting three workshops for small farms and ranches in Latah, Boundary and Teton counties Friday, Feb. 9. The workshop focuses on navigating liability insurance and advanced sustainable farm law. Read more

Journal Edition Highlights U of I Research Helping Mountain Communities Respond to Environmental Challenges

Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:48:00 -0800

Outbreaks of bark beetles, a common pest of conifers in the American West, are rising due to long-term climate change. As this and other natural events affect mountain landscapes, nearby communities must understand, adapt and respond to minimize the impacts on their societies and economies. Read more

University of Idaho WUE Extended to 16 States and Territories in the Northwest

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:24:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Vandal family is growing with the expansion of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarship program to the 16 participating states and territories of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE).
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Robin Johnson Joins U of I as New Director of School of Journalism and Mass Media

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:01:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that Robin Johnson has accepted the position of director of the School of Journalism and Mass Media, effective Aug. 13, 2018. Read more

Theatre Arts Play Examines Queerness and the Traditional Family Unit

Posted Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:44:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts opens its spring semester with a production that shines a spotlight on the changing American family. Master of Fine Arts candidate Robert Macke, a promising new playwright from Cincinnati, Ohio, wrote a traditional family drama that explores a non-traditional family. “The Last Mother in the House of Chavis” debuts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 3-4 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Admission is free for U of I students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

Ada County Silver and Gold Celebration Honors Leah L. Frye and Alice Hennessey

Posted Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:59:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor two individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Ada County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street, in Boise. Read more

U of I Study: Vaccine Attitude Rises and Falls with Ideology

Posted Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:52:00 -0800

Political views and a person’s trust in government play a role in whether or not they get vaccinated, according to a study by three faculty members at the University of Idaho. Read more

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead Speaks Feb. 12 at U of I

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0800

Colson Whitehead, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his novel “The Underground Railroad,” will give the keynote address Monday, Feb. 12, as part of the University of Idaho’s Black History Month observance. Read more

Washington State University and University of Idaho announce joint Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:19:00 -0800

Washington State University and the University of Idaho are launching a collaborative annual Women’s Leadership Conference, building on the popular and successful conference previously held biennially by U of I.
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U of I World Music Celebration Returns Feb. 9-10

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:11:00 -0800

From Africa to South Asia, the sixth annual World Music Celebration at the University of Idaho will feature visiting musicians from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Former American Ambassador, Middle East Expert Speaks at U of I Feb. 7

Posted Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800

Former United States Ambassador Maura Connelly, an expert on the Middle East and foreign affairs, will give a free, public address titled “American Diplomacy in the Middle East” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

U of I Holds CAFE Listening Sessions in Twin Falls, Nampa

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:45:00 -0800

The University of Idaho and its partners will hold meetings this week in Twin Falls and Nampa to discuss plans for its Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). U of I officials will also hear comments from Idahoans on the university’s plan for the 2,000-cow agricultural research center that is slated to be the largest research dairy in the United States. The facility is planned for the Magic Valley, though a location has not yet been chosen. Read more

U of I Celebrates Cultures at Annual Cruise the World Jan. 27

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:15:00 -0800

University of Idaho international students and employees will showcase the culture, food and music of about 30 countries during the annual Cruise the World event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Engineering Associate Dean Lee Ostrom Selected for Fulbright in Finland

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:13:00 -0800

College of Engineering Associate Dean Lee Ostrom, director of Academic Programs at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, received a Fulbright Specialist award to Finland. Beginning this February, Ostrom will spend five weeks Aalto University in Helsinki working to improve safety in the university's physics and chemistry laboratories. Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Hosts Ying String Quartet Jan. 25

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Administration Building Auditorium with a concert featuring the Ying String Quartet. “The Ying String Quartet was an audience favorite when they last appeared on the Auditorium Chamber Music Series in 2012”, said series Director Leonard Garrison. “I’m particularly excited that they are performing a major new work written for them, ‘The Conference of the Birds’ by Christopher Theofanidis.” Read more

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:08:00 -0800

From greeting guests and managing competition sites to driving artists and educators to locations around town, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles for this year’s festival, Feb. 23-24, 2018. Read more

U of I Library Offers 2,500 Maps Free to the Public Jan. 18-22

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:03:00 -0800

Map enthusiasts and community members alike are invited to the University of Idaho Library’s first map giveaway starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and ending at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, on the Moscow campus. Read more

Prichard’s Biennial Benefit Auction Features Over 60 Regional and National Artists

Posted Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:07:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery is offering the public the chance to own an original work of art and support the Prichard’s exhibitions program. The Biennial Benefit Auction features work from artists who have previously appeared in Prichard exhibits. Read more

McClure Center Launches Policy Pub Speaker Series in Boise

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:24:00 -0800

BOISE — The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is launching a new bi-monthly speaker series designed to engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley. Read more

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead and Activist Nikkita Oliver Speak at U of I

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:20:00 -0800

The University of Idaho welcomes two distinguished visitors to campus as part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month events. Organizer, educator, attorney and community activist Nikkita Oliver will deliver the keynote address for U of I’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Thursday, Jan. 18. Then on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will give a talk on his book, “The Underground Railroad.” Read more

Free Showing of Movie About U of I Alumnus Mark Felt on Jan. 23

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0800

A free, public showing of “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” which provides insights into The Washington Post’s coverage of Watergate, will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main in Moscow.

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Seventh Annual Idaho Bach Festival to Debut Performance on Rare Five-String Cello

Posted Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:22:00 -0800

Attendees of this year’s Idaho Bach Festival will hear music in a way that hasn’t been heard in more than 200 years. On Jan. 16,Miranda Wilson, associate professor of cello, bass and theory in the Lionel Hampton School of Music and co-artistic director of the festival, will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello on a five-string cello. Read more

U of I Study: Climate Models Predict Almond Harvest Expansion to Oregon

Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:17:00 -0800

Oregon almonds may replace their counterparts from California on grocery store shelves by the 2050s, according to a study of climate models published by University of Idaho researchers in the journal Climatic Change. Read more

University of Idaho Names Idaho Central Credit Union Arena

Posted Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0800

The new basketball arena being built on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus will be called Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena. This is due to the significant gift Idaho Central Credit Union made toward the project. Read more

Jacob Sannon Named to Football Academic All-America First Team

Posted Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:50:00 -0800

University of Idaho senior wide receiver Jacob Sannon was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Football Academic All-America First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Sannon is the fifth Vandal football student-athlete to earn Academic All-America distinction since the award’s inception in 1952, and Idaho’s second first-team honoree.
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U of I Architecture Students Take Honors in “Best Use of Idaho Wood” Design Contest

Posted Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:38:00 -0800

Three University of Idaho architecture students were awarded top honors in the sixth annual “Best Use of Idaho Wood” competition earlier this month. The contest, sponsored by the Idaho Forest Products Commission (IFPC) and the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Idaho Chapter, encourages the innovative use of Idaho wood in architectural design. “This collaboration creates a dialogue between the people who provide Idaho wood products and the people who use them,” said Betty Munis, IFPC director. “It is a great opportunity for architect students to consider their perspectives on using wood in design.” Read more

U of I Library Begins Second Floor Renovation in December

Posted Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:02:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Library has kicked off a $700,000 renovation of its second floor to modernize its facility to meet users’ needs and preferences. The floor will remain open to users during the four-month construction period, which will occur in stages to minimize disruptions to the U of I community and its patrons. Read more

Greek Students Self-Impose Moratorium on Alcohol-Related Activities

Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:48:00 -0800

Greek housing student leadership at the University of Idaho has self-imposed a moratorium on all alcohol-related activities until specific benchmarks, created by student affairs and Greek leaders, are met by each house. The moratorium is not in response to any one incident but instead a response to the growing national crisis surrounding personal violence like hazing and sexual assault, as well as alcohol abuse. Read more

U of I Researcher Greg Moller Honored by National Academy of Inventors for Water Work

Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:37:00 -0800

The National Academy of Inventors has elected University of Idaho researcher Greg Moller as a fellow of the academy for his innovative work to clean wastewater in Idaho and worldwide. Moller, a member of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty since 1990, holds six patents. All of them are licensed by companies that treat wastewater from communities and businesses. Moller also has three patents pending final approval. Read more

University of Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho Sign Joint Admissions Agreement

Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:22:00 -0800

Students who enroll at the College of Eastern Idaho will now be able to automatically enroll in the University of Idaho through an agreement brokered between the two schools. Read more

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 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


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