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Medical Education Program to Convene Professionals to Tackle COVID-19

Posted 3/24/2020 4:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 23, 2020 — A five-state medical education program that includes the University of Idaho will bring Idaho medical providers together Tuesday, March 24, to discuss strategies to address challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

U of I Study: Improve Balance by Lightening Up about Posture

Posted 3/24/2020 4:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 24, 2020 — Your parents told you to sit up straight. Your fitness trainer tells you to engage your core. Turns out it might be bad advice — and it could inadvertently increase the risk of falls in older adults. Read more

U of I Remote/Online for Remainder of Semester, Events Canceled

Posted 3/19/2020 10:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 19, 2020 — University of Idaho announced today that classes will be administered remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and that all events, including statewide Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies, have been canceled. This action is directly related to the increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and guidance about social distancing. Read more

EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Coronavirus & Response — Viruses, Economics, Readiness

Posted 3/18/2020 10:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 18, 2020 — The University of Idaho offers its experts to comment on various angles related to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series Chanticleer Concert Cancelled

Posted 3/17/2020 9:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 17, 2020 — In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines restricting gatherings of more than 50 people, the final performance of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series’ 2019-20 season featuring Chanticleer on Tuesday, April 7, has been cancelled. Read more

Dark Gothic ‘The Moors’ at Hartung Theater March 12-15

Posted 3/13/2020 11:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 13, 2020 — In response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts has decided to cancel public performances of “The Moors” by Jen Silverman following the performance at 7:30 tonight in the Hartung Theater. Tickets for the tonight’s finale will feature pay-what-you-can pricing. Read more

University of Idaho Announces Endowed Professorship in Potato Research

Posted 3/13/2020 4:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 12, 2020 — University of Idaho efforts to improve potato storage technology will benefit from a $1 million investment to create an endowed research professorship made possible by alumni Wayne and Peggy Thiessen and the Idaho Potato Commission. Read more

U of I Chooses Dairyman John Wright to Manage CAFE Research Dairy Project

Posted 3/6/2020 11:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 5, 2020 — Dairyman John W. Wright will serve as the University of Idaho’s project manager for the new $25 million research dairy near Rupert that will serve as the core of the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Read more

Zouheir Rezki Earns NSF CAREER Award

Posted 3/5/2020 9:47:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 5, 2020 — University of Idaho College of Engineering Assistant Professor Zouheir Rezki has earned the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award. Read more

Dark Gothic ‘The Moors’ at Hartung Theater March 12-15

Posted 3/3/2020 5:48:00 PM

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the opening of “The Moors” has been postponed. The production will run March 12-15, 2020, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 12, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. March 14-15. Read more

Edmonds-Woodway Sweeps Awards at U of I Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted 3/2/2020 4:49:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 29, 2020 — In two days of competition, Edmonds-Woodway High School swept the top honors at the University of Idaho’s 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Read more

Public Parking Available for Jazz Festival Visitors

Posted 2/26/2020 5:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 25, 2020 — The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29. Read more

Dark Gothic ‘The Moors’ at Hartung Theater March 6-15

Posted 2/24/2020 9:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Moors,” a dark, gothic drama by Jen Silverman, March 6-15 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Dr., Moscow. Read more

Excitement Builds for 53rd Jazz Festival at U of I

Posted 2/21/2020 6:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 20, 2020 — About 5,000 students, educators, parents and jazz lovers will descend into Moscow on Feb. 28-29 for the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. Read more

Women's Film Festival Returns March 3 to Moscow

Posted 2/20/2020 6:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 20, 2020 — The only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women will return to Moscow Tuesday, March 3, in an event hosted by the University of Idaho Women’s Center. Read more

19th Amendment Ratification in Idaho Focus of Next ‘Seeking Suffrage’ Lecture

Posted 2/19/2020 7:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 19, 2020 — The “Seeking Suffrage Lecture Series,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Haddock Performance Hall. Read more

U of I Plans Pollinator Summit Feb. 26-27 to Explore Insects, Issues, History

Posted 2/19/2020 4:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 18, 2020 — The Pollinator Summit Feb. 26-27 will feature experts from the University of Idaho, Moscow-area groups and the San Diego Natural History Museum to consider the status and history of pollinators and their habitats, and efforts to sustain them. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Features Local Artists

Posted 2/11/2020 4:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 10, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery celebrates the work of four Palouse regional artists with the exhibit “Four Old Guys Walk Into a Gallery.” Read more

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Donates $1.5 Million to University of Idaho

Posted 2/7/2020 7:56:00 PM

Funding Supports the Vandal Promise Scholarship and Creates the Blue Cross of Idaho Rural Initiative Scholarship to Address the Rural Physician Shortage in Idaho. Read more

Award-Winning Quartet to Visit Lionel Hampton School of Music Feb. 5-6

Posted 2/4/2020 6:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 4, 2020 — An award-winning combination of percussion and piano, icarus Quartet, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Haddock Performance Hall. Read more

Student Theses Explained in Three Minutes During Statewide Competition

Posted 2/4/2020 5:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 4, 2020 — It’s tough to distill an 80,000-word thesis into a three-minute presentation. But graduate students from around the Gem State are slated to do just that during a competition in Boise. Read more

Dark Play “Deep Calls” Premieres Feb. 7-15 at University of Idaho

Posted 2/3/2020 8:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 31, 2020 ­— The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ presents the world premiere of “Deep Calls” from Feb. 7-15 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. The show contains mature subject matter and language and is not for children. Read more

Graduate Research Competition Set for Feb. 7

Posted 2/3/2020 8:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 3, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Graduate Studies (COGS) will host the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Vandal Ballroom in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Volunteers Needed for 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted 1/31/2020 7:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 31, 2020 — Thousands of K-college student musicians, educators and guests will visit the University of Idaho campus Feb. 28-29 for the 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Read more

Reading to Debut New Works by U of I Creative Writing Faculty

Posted 1/28/2020 5:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 28, 2020 — Fiction, poetry and nonfiction enthusiasts will hear about the latest work from the University of Idaho’s creative writing faculty at the Master of Fine Arts Faculty Sneak Peek at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. Read more

U of I Celebrates Cultures Feb. 1 at Annual Cruise the World

Posted 1/27/2020 10:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 27, 2020 — University of Idaho international students, faculty and staff will showcase the culture, food and music of about 25 countries during the annual Cruise the World, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

U of I Speaker Series Examines How Building Design Affects Student Performance

Posted 1/27/2020 6:21:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 27, 2020 — How environmental factors like lighting, air quality and temperature impact student health and engagement is the subject of the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise. Read more

Nepali Musician Headlines U of I World Music Celebration

Posted 1/27/2020 6:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 24, 2020 — Music lovers on the Palouse will hear the pluckings of South Asia’s most famous string instrument — the sitar — at this year’s University of Idaho’s World Music Celebration. Read more

New Athletic Director and Former Athlete Work Together After Suit Settled

Posted 1/23/2020 10:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 23, 2020 — The University of Idaho and former Vandal athlete Mairin Jameson have resolved claims arising from the university’s handling of Jameson’s 2012 sexual assault complaint, which was brought to public light in a blog she published in 2018. The State of Idaho will pay Jameson $160,000, and her lawsuit against the university will be dismissed. Read more

U of I Researchers to Address Apollo Program, Australian Fire Implications

Posted 1/21/2020 9:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 17, 2020—The Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium begins its spring series with two programs related to climate change. Read more

Oregon State University Dean to Speak During IFG Speaker Series

Posted 1/21/2020 5:37:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2020 — Jim Johnson, senior associate dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU), will speak during the Idaho Forest Group Distinguished Speaker Series 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Boise. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Auction to Feature Work of More Than 50 Artists

Posted 1/21/2020 5:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery is offering the public the chance to own an original work of art, while supporting the Prichard’s exhibitions program. Read more

Special Benefit Performance of ‘This Random World’ Staged Jan. 25

Posted 1/17/2020 6:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 17, 2020 ­— The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “This Random World” is one of three plays invited to the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). To raise money to restage the show in Fort Collins, Colorado, in February, a special benefit performance will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more

Women’s Early Suffrage in the West Focus of Next ‘Seeking Suffrage’ Lecture

Posted 1/16/2020 5:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 15, 2020 — Public presentations that mark the century since ratification of the 19th Amendment – granting women the right to vote – continue this month as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Idaho, Latah County Historical Society and Moscow League of Women Voters. Read more

ACLU’s Woodson to Speak During MLK Celebration

Posted 1/14/2020 8:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 14, 2020 — Jeremy Woodson, outreach coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho, will speak during the Martin Luther King Jr., celebration, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. Read more

Pacifica Quartet to Perform at U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 1/6/2020 6:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 6, 2020 — The third performance of the season for the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will feature the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

University of Idaho Holds Open Theatre Auditions for Spring Season

Posted 1/2/2020 4:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — December 30, 2019 — Auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2020 spring theatre season will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including community members. Callbacks will be held the next day. Read more

Albertson’s Foundation Helps Idaho Ag Industry with Investment in U of I’s Parma Center

Posted 1/2/2020 4:25:00 PM

PARMA, Idaho — December 23, 2019 — A new University of Idaho facility at Parma, designed to support the fundamental elements of Idaho agriculture, is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a $1 million investment by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Read more

U of I Holiday Jazz Concert to Air on Idaho Public Television

Posted 12/18/2019 11:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 18, 2019 — A continuing partnership between the University of Idaho and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV) will bring a Vandal note to the sounds of this holiday season. Read more

Student-Led Sustainability Projects Supported by Sustainability Center

Posted 12/13/2019 4:39:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 13, 2019 — Six student-led projects focusing on improving campus sustainability received funding from the University of Idaho Sustainability Center. Read more

U of I Adds Research, Operations Expertise to Rinker Rock Creek Ranch Staff

Posted 12/10/2019 5:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 9, 2019 — Two new management team members at the University of Idaho Rinker Rock Creek Ranch will help grow research at the 10,400-acre ranch near Hailey. Read more

University of Idaho to Host 30th Annual Holiday Concert

Posted 12/4/2019 9:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 4, 2019 — Hundreds of local school-aged singers will join the University of Idaho’s Jazz Choir for the 30th annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 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. Read more

IGEM Funds U of I – Industry Project to Make Sheep Genomic Testing Cost Effective

Posted 12/3/2019 10:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 3, 2019 — A project to provide genetic testing for sheep to help producers minimize the impact of diseases and improve valuable traits will receive a grant from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Council. Read more

U of I Winter Commencement Dec. 14 Celebrates 612 Graduates

Posted 12/2/2019 9:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 2, 2019 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 612 degrees this December at the University of Idaho 2019 Winter Commencement. Candidates applied for 444 baccalaureate degrees, 132 master’s degrees, 22 doctoral degrees, nine law degrees and five specialist degrees. Read more

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

Posted 12/2/2019 5:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 2, 2019 — 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

U of I Holds Two Events for Acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Posted 11/15/2019 10:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 15, 2019 — Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea joins the University of Idaho’s Department of English for two public events as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Read more

U of I Theatre Presents “Little Women – The Musical”

Posted 11/13/2019 6:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 13, 2019 — Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, “Little Women – The Musical” will be presented Dec. 6-15 on the Hartung stage at the University of Idaho. Read more

U of I GIS Day Features National Researcher Nov. 13

Posted 11/11/2019 11:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho - Nov. 11, 2019 — Geospatial technologies will be celebrated with presentations and speakers during the University of Idaho’s 13th annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the International Ballroom-North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, on the Moscow campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

White House Names U of I Idaho Falls Professor 2019 Fellow

Posted 11/5/2019 10:14:00 PM

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2019 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Assistant Professor Dakota Roberson has earned a 2019-20 White House Fellowship and will spend a year working for the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more

U of I-Led Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment Advances with $11 million Funding Boost

Posted 11/5/2019 7:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2019 — Design of the nation’s largest research dairy begins as University of Idaho secures an additional $11 million for the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). Read more

2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Tickets Go On Sale Nov. 5

Posted 11/4/2019 5:51:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 1, 2019 — Series and individual concert tickets for the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 28-29, 2020, will be available to purchase beginning Nov. 5 and Nov. 15, respectively. Read more

Pre-Concert and Intermission Socials Added to Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 10/31/2019 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 31, 2019 — The Nov. 5 ATOS Trio concert will kick off with a new pre-concert social at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building east entrance, as the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series presents the second performance of the season. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

New 10-Minute Plays Receive Free Staged Reading at U of I

Posted 10/30/2019 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 30, 2019 — Nine new 10-minute plays will receive staged readings in Moscow as part of a collaboration between the University of Idaho and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance (NPA) at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1-2, at the Pocket Playhouse in Shoup Hall, 1028 W. Sixth Street, Moscow. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and tickets will be available 30 minutes before curtain while supplies last. Read more

U of I Fall Enrollment Up Slightly, Growth in New Freshmen

Posted 10/23/2019 5:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 23, 2019 — Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho for the fall 2019 is 11,926 students, up slightly over fall 2018 enrollment of 11,841 students. The increase is in first-time freshmen, non-degree and graduate student enrollment. Full-time on-campus student enrollment is down by a few tenths of a percent but has stabilized over the past four years. Read more

U of I Sandpoint Organic Ag Center to Offer Tastes of 30 Apple Varieties Oct. 26

Posted 10/22/2019 3:25:00 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Oct. 21, 2019 — More than 30 varieties of apples and fresh pressed cider will be available for tasting Oct. 26 during a free program at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. Read more

Joshua Redman and Vertical Voices to Headline 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted 10/18/2019 6:45:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 18, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival – Feb. 28-29, 2020 – will continue its legacy of honoring traditional jazz music while highlighting the top musicians of today’s jazz scene. The festival’s evening concerts will feature current jazz icons Joshua Redman and Vertical Voices, as well as all 16 members of the Lionel Hampton Big Band – the first time in more than 19 years that the entire band will be in attendance. Read more

U of I-Led Study Finds Experimental Fences Deter Elephant Crop Raiding, Provide Income

Posted 10/17/2019 4:59:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 17, 2019 — A University of Idaho-led team of researchers found that experimental fences reduced the number of times elephants left Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park to raid nearby crops by 80-95%; beehive fences appeared to be the most effective at deterring crop raiding while also providing a revenue source for neighboring villages through the production of honey. Read more

Presentation Addresses Potlatch’s Past and Future

Posted 10/17/2019 4:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 17, 2019 — What happens to the company town when the company leaves? That is the subject of the next Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium at the University of Idaho at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Student Union (formerly the Idaho Commons). Read more

U of I to Host 9th Annual ‘F-Word’ Live! Poetry Slam

Posted 10/16/2019 9:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 15, 2019 — The University of Idaho Women’s Center is preparing for the 9th annual “F-Word” Live! Poetry Slam, taking place 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

ATOS Trio to Perform at U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 10/15/2019 6:25:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 15, 2019 — The second performance of the season for the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will feature the critically acclaimed ATOS Trio 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

U of I Presents a Comedy of Missed Connections Oct. 18-27

Posted 10/14/2019 8:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2019 ­— The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents “This Random World” by Steven Dietz Oct. 18-27 at the Forge Theatre, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. The play starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 with “pay what you can” matinees at 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 26 and 27. Read more

National Bestseller Leni Zumas Featured at Palouse Literary Festival

Posted 10/14/2019 4:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2019 — A lineup of nationally acclaimed authors and poets will be featured at events throughout downtown Moscow for the University of Idaho’s inaugural Palouse Literary Festival Oct. 17-19. Admission to all events is free. Read more

Living with Fire on Idaho’s Rangelands Focus of U of I Talk in Boise

Posted 10/7/2019 3:57:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — October 7, 2019 — What Idahoans can do to be good stewards of the land and protect their home from fire in the wildland/urban interface is the subject of the next Vandal Voices speaker series event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, hosted by University of Idaho Boise Read more

U of I Receives $1 Million Gift to Support New Meat Science Facility

Posted 10/2/2019 4:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 2, 2019 — A University of Idaho campaign to create a dynamic new meat science center advanced another major step thanks to a $1 million gift from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. Read more

U of I Ag Celebration Oct. 4-5 Features Sustainability Expert

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

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 27, 2019 — An expert on agricultural sustainability is the keynote speaker for the University of Idaho Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Oct. 4-5 on the Moscow campus. Read more

U of I Study: Limited Angling Overlap with Wild Steelhead on Clearwater River

Posted 9/27/2019 4:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 27, 2019 — Anglers on the Clearwater River have minimal overlap with wild steelhead when fishing, according to a study led by University of Idaho researchers. Read more

U of I Hosts Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event Sept. 28

Posted 9/24/2019 8:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 24, 2019 — More than 800 people are expected at the Palouse’s largest gaming event – Vandal Overnight Games – from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center at the University of Idaho. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Features Oregon Photographer David Paul Bayles

Posted 9/19/2019 5:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 19, 2019 — The work of photographer David Paul Bayles – whose art focuses on landscapes where the needs of forests and human pursuits often collide, sometimes coexist and occasionally find harmony – will be on display this fall at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

U of I Hosting POW, MIA Remembrance Ceremony Friday, Sept. 20

Posted 9/17/2019 8:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 17, 2019 — A ceremony to observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Shattuck Amphitheater on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

Criminology Degree Returns to the University of Idaho in Summer ’20

Posted 9/17/2019 5:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences aims to meet a growing demand for criminal justice-related occupations by bringing back its degree in criminology. Read more

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Headlines 2019 Borah Symposium

Posted 9/16/2019 4:58:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2019 — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 University of Idaho Borah Symposium. This year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on the U of I campus, will feature public lectures on the intersection of climate and conflict. Read more

U of I-led Team Identifies, Clones Gene to Protect Wheat, Barley from Major Disease

Posted 9/13/2019 9:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 13, 2019 — A University of Idaho-led team of international researchers identified and cloned a gene that can fend off a major disease threat to wheat and barley. The fungus can cut yields by half or more during severe outbreaks. Read more

Lecture Series Commemorates 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Posted 9/13/2019 4:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 12, 2019 — Public presentations that mark the century since ratification of the 19th amendment — granting women the right to vote — begin this month and continue through 2020 as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Idaho, Latah County Historical Society and Moscow League of Women Voters. Read more

Dark Comedy, Drama and a Musical Highlight U of I Fall Theatre Season

Posted 9/12/2019 9:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 12, 2019 — From a surreal dark comedy to a comedic drama and a Broadway musical, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ fall 2019 season covers new and classic theatrical ground. Read more

U of I Campus Safety Awareness Month Renamed in Honor of Katy Benoit

Posted 9/11/2019 5:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 11, 2019 — The University of Idaho will put a focus on maintaining its efforts at promoting a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment throughout September as part of Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month. Read more

U of I Archaeologists Hold Public Excavation at Moscow High School

Posted 9/10/2019 7:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 10, 2019 — Moscow High School students and their counterparts at the University of Idaho have the opportunity to dig into Palouse-area history throughout September on the high school campus. Read more

Imani Winds Begins Annual U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 9/9/2019 5:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of educational performances this season with an eclectic mix of musicians for concerts beginning this fall. Held annually since 1986, the concert series that brings some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse begins its 2019-20 season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, with Grammy-nominated ensemble Imani Winds taking the stage in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

U of I Ranked Sixth for Energy Reductions and Clean Renewable Energy Sources

Posted 9/6/2019 4:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 6, 2019 – By implementing significant sustainability practices in its infrastructure such as heating and cooling, the University of Idaho earned the ranking of sixth among nearly 300 higher education institutions in 30 countries. Read more

Book Nominations Sought for University of Idaho 2020-21 Common Read

Posted 9/5/2019 9:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 5, 2019 — Book nominations are open for the University of Idaho’s 2020-21 Common Read, an annual program designed to engage first-year students, faculty and the community in a unified intellectual activity. Read more

Longtime Diplomat, UN Science Advisor Speaks Sept. 9 at U of I

Posted 9/5/2019 6:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 4, 2019 — A longtime diplomat who serves as a science advisor to the United Nations (UN) will speak 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Bill Colglazier, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the journal Science and Diplomacy and senior scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, previously served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2011-13 and U.S. Read more

U of I Receives $1 Million Grant to Support Native American STEM Doctoral Students

Posted 9/4/2019 6:02:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 4, 2019 — Twelve Native American students will receive funding to participate in STEM-based doctoral degree programs at the University of Idaho as part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more

U of I Parma Fruit Field Day Sept. 6 Honors Pomologist Essie Fallahi’s Work

Posted 9/3/2019 4:40:00 PM

PARMA, Idaho — Aug. 30, 2019 — The University of Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day will be a little sweeter this year for its founder and emcee, pomology Professor Essie Fallahi. The event Friday, Sept. 6, showcases Fallahi’s work with apples, table grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, quince, Asian pears and other fruits. Visitors by the hundreds flock to the annual event to taste the fruits of his labors. Read more

U of I Study: Some Vaccine Doubters Swayed by Outbreaks

Posted 8/28/2019 6:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 28, 2019 — People skeptical of the medical establishment who live close to a measles outbreak have a greater chance of changing their mind, according to a University of Idaho study. Read more

Rebuilding After Wildfire is Not Enough to Curb Future Disasters

Posted 8/19/2019 8:27:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 19, 2019 — Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will likely fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn. This is the conclusion of a recently published paper authored by a group of scientists from institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Entrepreneur, U of I Alumnus Richard Rock to Give Convocation Address

Posted 8/14/2019 12:30:00 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 14, 2019 — University of Idaho alumnus and entrepreneur Richard Rock will commemorate the return of fall classes at U of I with a welcome back message Thursday, Aug. 22, at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Read more

University of Idaho Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Fall Season

Posted 8/12/2019 7:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 12, 2019 — Auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2019 fall theatre season will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including members of the Palouse community. Read more

Early Education Focus of U of I Talk in Boise

Posted 8/12/2019 7:08:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Aug. 12, 2019 — The relationship between early education and the success of Idaho’s economy will be the subject of the next Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, Aug. 29, hosted by University of Idaho Boise. Read more

Back-to-Back Low Snow Years Will Become More Common, U of I-Led Study Projects

Posted 8/8/2019 5:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 8, 2019 — Consecutive low snow years may become six times more common across the Western United States over the latter half of this century, according to a study led by the University of Idaho, leading to ecological and economic challenges such as expanded fire seasons and poor snow conditions at ski resorts. Read more

Terry Gawlik Named University of Idaho Director of Athletics

Posted 8/7/2019 9:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 7, 2019 – University of Idaho President C. Scott Green announced today the hire of Terry Gawlik as the Vandals’ new director of athletics following approval by the Idaho State Board of Education. Gawlik brings 25 years of leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics, including 14 years as the designated senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin. Read more

U of I Study: Thyroid Hormone Can Alter Color Vision in Zebrafish, Potentially in Humans

Posted 8/5/2019 8:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 5, 2019 — Exposure to thyroid hormone can alter eye function in zebrafish, a result with implications for curing color blindness and retinal degeneration in humans. The University of Idaho study found the dosage of thyroid hormone in zebrafish could switch the type of opsin — proteins that support color vision — produced in individual eye cells called cones, likely influencing the animals’ color vision. Read more

U of I Professor Named Idaho EPSCoR Director

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

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 29, 2019 — A statewide effort to boost research capabilities at universities and colleges throughout Idaho will soon be led by a new director. University of Idaho Professor Andrew Kliskey, a leader in researching how communities adapt with changing environments, will serve as the next director of the Idaho Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), effective Aug. 18, 2019. Read more

U of I Jerome Site to House Discovery Complex for CAFE Research Dairy

Posted 7/26/2019 3:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 25, 2019 — The Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) advanced another major step this month with the acquisition of a site for an education and outreach complex at the Crossroads Point Business Center near Jerome. Read more

Youth Stage Free U of I Performance of “The Tempest” Aug. 3 in Moscow

Posted 7/25/2019 5:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 25, 2019 — A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be staged at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at East City Park, Moscow. The production is the culmination of a three-week youth drama camp hosted by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts. Read more

U of I Researcher Tara Hudiburg Honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Posted 7/11/2019 6:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 11, 2019 — The White House has selected Tara Hudiburg, associate professor in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, for a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Read more

U of I Researcher, Team Selected by NASA for Launch of Robot Copter to Saturn Moon

Posted 6/27/2019 8:17:00 PM

A project to launch a robotic rotorcraft lander to Saturn’s moon Titan, envisioned by a University of Idaho researcher, has been selected by NASA for launch. The mission, known as Dragonfly, involves 35 scientists from around the globe and is funded for up to $850 million. It is led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and beat 11 other teams to win NASA’s New Frontiers Program competition. Read more

U of I Study Finds Increased Moisture Facilitated Decline in Fires in Africa

Posted 6/27/2019 4:46:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 27, 2019 — The amount of area burned across Africa declined by 18.5 percent between 2002 and 2016, according to a University of Idaho study, and this reduction was likely driven by an increase in plant-available moisture and not solely changes in human behavior, as previous studies have found. The study was published today, June 27, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read more

Annual Arboretum Associates Summer Concert July 8 at U of I

Posted 6/25/2019 10:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 25, 2019 — “Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual outdoor concert featuring Palouse-area musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 8. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the U of I Golf Course. It is sponsored by Arboretum Associates and U of I’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more

First Four Chobani Scholars Selected to Attend U of I

Posted 6/13/2019 5:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 13, 2019 — The University of Idaho is celebrating National Dairy Month with the announcement of its first cohort of Chobani Scholars. Four Idaho students will attend the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences thanks to scholarship support from Chobani. They will pursue varied careers as the next generation of Idaho dairy professionals. Read more

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