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U of I Chemistry Professor Earns Fulbright to Research, Teach in England

Posted 9/24/2020 4:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 24, 2020 — A University of Idaho chemistry professor whose work includes building calcium sensors for NASA recently earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and do research at Great Britain’s University of Exeter. Read more

University of Idaho Team Lands EPA Grant to Develop, Improve Clean Water Machine

Posted 9/23/2020 8:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 23, 2020 — A University of Idaho research team will test new technologies to help control harmful algae blooms by removing their most common cause from lakes and streams from coast to coast. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant to Research Indigenous-Based STEM Education

Posted 9/23/2020 5:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 23, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers and partner institutions have received a total of $739,619 in National Science Foundation collaborative research grants to address the under-representation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and workforce. Read more

U of I Presents Adult Dark Comedy ‘The Revolutionists

Posted 9/22/2020 9:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 22, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents livestream performances of “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, Oct. 23-Nov. 1. Read more

Fear of Coronavirus Results in Negative Psychological Health, U of I Study States

Posted 9/22/2020 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 22, 2020 — Extended periods of quarantine result in depression and fear of the coronavirus has a negative psychological effect on people, according to a recent University of Idaho study. Read more

Idaho’s Physician Shortage Spurs Support for Medical Students at U of I

Posted 9/21/2020 5:59:00 PM

Guest column by John Huckabay: This fall is the first time medical students at the University of Idaho will benefit from the D.A. Huckabay M.D. WWAMI Scholarship Endowment. When I set up the Huckabay Scholarship Endowment in 2019, I did so knowing that Idaho needs physicians, that the U of I is an ideal place for future physicians to start training and that offsetting debt is critical to their success. Read more

Animals' Susceptibility to Coronavirus Subject of U of I Research

Posted 9/17/2020 11:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 17, 2020 — Whether coronavirus can use farm animals or North American bats as intermediate hosts to spread the novel pathogen SARS-CoV2 is being explored by three University of Idaho researchers. Read more

Funding to Assist U of I’s ‘New Beginnings for Tribal Students’ Project

Posted 9/16/2020 5:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2020 — Degree attainment for tribal students at the University of Idaho received a boost thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Read more

U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series Returns for 34th Season

Posted 9/15/2020 8:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 15, 2020 — 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 since 1986. Read more

U of I Moves Up 42 Spots in Value Ranking by U.S. News and World Report

Posted 9/15/2020 4:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 14, 2020 — The University of Idaho is the highest-ranked public institution in the West on a list of Top 50 Best Value colleges released today by U.S. News and World Report. U of I is the third-highest ranking public institution nationally on the same list, having climbed 42 spots over last year to No. 37. The top 50 Best Value colleges list contains 46 private institutions. Read more

U of I Boise to Re-Open for In-Person Classes Sept. 28

Posted 9/15/2020 4:37:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Sept. 15, 2020 — University of Idaho Boise will re-open for in-person classes Monday, Sept. 28. The U of I Boise facilities to re-open include the Idaho Water Center and the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in downtown Boise. Read more

National Project Led by University of Idaho Tackles Virus Threats to Potato Industry

Posted 9/11/2020 8:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 11, 2020 — A University of Idaho-led team will tackle a pair of viruses that cause major losses to the potato industry. Read more

Moscow Drive-In Returns Sept. 12 at U of I

Posted 9/10/2020 4:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 10, 2020 — The ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center parking lot will again be transformed into a drive-in movie theatre Saturdays through Halloween for the community to enjoy. Read more

CAA Partners to Launch Program to Acknowledge Cultural Diaspora in Idaho

Posted 9/9/2020 7:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture has entered into a partnership to help conceptualize a home for a museum in Boise dedicated to telling the story of diaspora groups — people who have been forcibly removed or dispersed from their homelands. Read more

U of I to Hold Campus Safety, Suicide Awareness Events

Posted 9/9/2020 5:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2020 — The University of Idaho invites the community to participate in suicide and campus safety awareness events that promote a welcoming and comfortable environment that will carry through the academic year. Read more

U of I Research Team Earns Nearly $6M to Battle Lyme Disease, Surging Tick-Borne Illnesses

Posted 8/31/2020 5:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 31, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers are leading a nearly $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) cooperative agreement, using large and complex data sets to improve prediction and response measures for tick-borne diseases. Read more

Popular U of I Parma Fruit Field Day Shifts Strategy

Posted 8/27/2020 11:42:00 PM

PARMA, Idaho — Aug. 27, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s annual Pomology and Viticulture Program Fruit Field Day in Parma is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but research updates will still be shared. Read more

U of I to Hold Virtual Auditions for Fall Theatre Productions

Posted 8/24/2020 4:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts will hold virtual auditions for fall productions on Saturday, Aug. 29. Read more

U of I’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moves to Worldwide Virtual Event in 2021

Posted 8/20/2020 6:17:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s 54th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival set for Feb. 25-27, 2021, will be a special virtual event, enabling students from around the world to perform and learn from the brightest stars in jazz. Read more

U of I Receives $1.9M Grant to Assist First-Generation College Students, Those with Disabilities, from Low-Income Homes

Posted 8/18/2020 8:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 18, 2020 — The University of Idaho has received a five-year renewal grant of $1.9 million to assist first-year college students, students with disabilities or those from low-income families. Read more

Former Canadian Prime Minister, Leader of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ICAN to Keynote 2020 Borah Symposium

Posted 8/18/2020 3:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 17, 2020 — Lectures for the 2020 Borah Symposium at the University of Idaho — featuring a former Canadian prime minister and the leader of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — will be online due to the coronavirus. Read more

U of I Accepts 110 Transfer Students from Concordia Law, Largest Number of Law School Transfers in the Western U.S.

Posted 8/14/2020 6:29:00 PM

BOISE — Aug. 14, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Law will grow this fall by 110 students, rendering the transfer of Concordia Law students and the largest-ever transfer for a western law school. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant of Nearly $11M for Biomedical Research Modeling

Posted 8/13/2020 4:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 13, 2020 — The University of Idaho has secured a grant of nearly $11 million from the National Institutes of Health to support continued modeling for biomedical research at U of I’s Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). Read more

‘Communicating Fire’: University of Idaho Project Enhances STEM Learning with Wildfire Stories

Posted 8/12/2020 4:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 11, 2020 — In an effort to provide Idahoans with a better understanding of wildfire in Idaho, University of Idaho researchers are bringing together the voices of people on the landscape who view fire from a variety of perspectives. Read more

Nomura Appointed Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Posted 8/11/2020 7:00:00 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 11, 2020 — Christopher Nomura will become the University of Idaho’s vice president of research and economic development on Oct. 1, 2020. Read more

Heritage Orchard Conference Presented by U of I as Monthly Webinar Series

Posted 7/30/2020 6:22:00 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho — July 29, 2020 — A pandemic-prompted conversion of plans for another Sandpoint, Idaho-based Heritage Orchard Conference to a virtual format may demonstrate the true reach of the World Wide Web. Read more

U of I Research Dairy Project Launch Meeting Draws Contractors, Cooperators

Posted 7/30/2020 6:17:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 29, 2020 — Flexibility in design and operation over the next 30 to 50 years must guide the creation of the nation’s largest research dairy, University of Idaho officials say. Read more

U of I Researchers, Moscow to Build on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing and Analysis

Posted 7/21/2020 5:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 21, 2020 — Researchers at the University of Idaho have partnered with the City of Moscow to improve wastewater testing for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team hopes to develop an early warning system for spikes in local cases. Read more

U of I Theatre Arts Presents Virtual Town Hall, Two Weekends of Theatre

Posted 7/21/2020 4:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is holding a virtual town hall 6 p.m. Friday, July 24, and two weekends of livestreamed theatrical readings featuring U of I alumni, faculty and several special guest artists. Read more

Grant Funding Supports Remote Learning Enhancements at U of I

Posted 7/16/2020 9:51:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 16, 2020 — Access to online education will be broader and easier thanks to nearly $1 million in funding to the University of Idaho from Gov. Brad Little’s emergency relief fund aimed at helping educators enhance remote instruction in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

U of I Ag College Combines Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences Into New Department

Posted 7/13/2020 9:51:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 10, 2020 — A move to better align University of Idaho efforts with the state’s agricultural industry will combine animal, veterinary and food sciences research, education and outreach into one department. Read more

Two Inaugural Science Policy Fellows Will Address Important Idaho Issues

Posted 7/9/2020 8:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 9, 2020 — The connection between scientists and policy makers in Idaho will be formalized with the naming of the first two fellows in the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF), a collaboration among University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University. Read more

U of I Professor Emerita Earns State’s Top History Award

Posted 7/7/2020 6:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 7, 2020 — University of Idaho History Professor Katherine Aiken received the state’s highest distinction for her impact in public and professional service, volunteerism and philanthropy in her field. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Features Local Artists in Latest Exhibit

Posted 7/2/2020 7:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 2, 2020 — The work of artists Ted Kelchner and Andria Marcussen ― who create from what they have, what they find and what inspires them ― will be on display this summer at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

Amalgamated Sugar Contributes to Parma Center Agricultural Initiative

Posted 7/1/2020 10:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 1, 2020 — Idaho’s Amalgamated Sugar will contribute $500,000 to support improvements at the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center. Read more

Screen on the Green Movie Series Begins July 9 at U of I

Posted 6/24/2020 10:59:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 24, 2019 — Feel-good throwbacks, fantasy and a galaxy far, far away will take center stage at the University of Idaho during this year’s free Screen on the Green summer movies series. Read more

U of I-Led Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) Secures $10M USDA Grant to Build Sustainability and Prosperity for Dairy Industry

Posted 6/23/2020 10:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 23, 2020 — A team of University of Idaho researchers has secured a $10 million U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant to evaluate the use of bioproducts from dairy waste streams to enhance sustainability for all of Idaho agriculture and develop economic opportunities for the state’s dairy industry. Read more

U of I Receives Grant Funding to Assist Students with Farm Work Backgrounds

Posted 6/17/2020 7:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 17, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has helped 702 students with migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds successfully transition to the university and persist to graduation. Read more

Commentary: Lessons from Idaho’s Earthquake

Posted 6/16/2020 9:22:00 PM

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake on March 31 near Stanley in south-central Idaho sent a ripple-effect of situations for researchers to explore. Read more

U of I Launches Idaho's First Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

Posted 6/16/2020 5:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering is launching Idaho's first bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity, open to students this fall. Read more

Valley Wide Co-Op, CHS Foundation Help Youth Enroll in Idaho 4-H Programs

Posted 6/15/2020 9:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 15, 2020 — The Nampa-based business Valley Wide Cooperative announced it will donate $10,000 to the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program to help young people participate. Read more

U of I Joins Elite Network to Train Tomorrow’s STEM Educators

Posted 6/15/2020 6:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 15, 2020 — The University of Idaho joins some of the country’s biggest names in impactful research as it is welcomed into The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a dynamic academic network of top research universities dedicated to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students. Read more

‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured during U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

Posted 6/4/2020 8:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2020 — University of Idaho volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, melted blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. Read more

U of I Theatre Arts Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors, Transfer Students

Posted 6/4/2020 5:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is calling high school seniors and transfer students with an interest in theatre to create a short video for a chance to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2020. Read more

IGEM Grant Funds Project to Help Nursing Mothers Navigate Food Intolerances

Posted 6/4/2020 4:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 3, 2020 — A Meridian scientist and entrepreneur will work with University of Idaho researchers to perfect a simple home test to help breastfeeding mothers avoid allergic reactions by their infants. Read more

First Wood Column Set as ICCU Arena Takes Shape at U of I

Posted 6/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 2, 2020 — A 90-ton crane sits just outside the concrete footprint of what will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena on the University of Idaho Moscow campus. Read more

Four from Magic Valley Selected by U of I as 2020 Chobani Scholars

Posted 6/1/2020 5:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 1, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has chosen the next four Chobani Scholars to enroll in classes next fall. They are the second group of high school graduates who will receive $20,000 each from the company to support their pursuit of a four-year degree. Read more

U of I Professor to Lead $2.7 Million Grant to Support Math Learning in Rural Districts

Posted 5/27/2020 4:50:00 PM

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — May 27, 2020 — A University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty member has secured a $2.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish and study online professional development for math coaches in rural school districts. Read more

University of Idaho Announces Dean of College of Art and Architecture

Posted 5/21/2020 4:28:00 PM

Shauna Corry has been named dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture. Corry has served as term dean of the college since 2016. Read more

U of I’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects Five Fellows

Posted 5/20/2020 6:46:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 20, 2020 — Three University of Idaho students and two faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the U of I Library that provides digital opportunities that advance research and teaching. Read more

McClure Center Director Named to National Roundtable

Posted 5/19/2020 11:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 18, 2020 — Katherine Himes, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy. Read more

Chandra Zenner Ford Named CEO of U of I Boise

Posted 5/19/2020 8:13:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — May 19, 2020 — Chandra Zenner Ford, a longtime University of Idaho administrator with deep Treasure Valley roots, will become CEO of U of I Boise starting July 1. Read more

Community Invited to Participate in Discussion of Indigenous Architecture

Posted 5/18/2020 6:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 18, 2020 — Anne Marshall, professor of architecture and American Indian studies at the University of Idaho, will moderate a virtual discussion on Indigenous architecture at 9 a.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, May 19. The roundtable is part of the Society of Architectural Historians Virtual Conference. Community members are invited to participate. Read more

U of I Graduates 1,650 Vandal Alumni in Spring 2020

Posted 5/15/2020 9:44:00 PM

A total of 1,650 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 1,795 degrees for the spring semester, which ended today. The numbers are the largest in the past six years for a spring term. Read more

Free Moscow Drive-In Offers Movies at ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center Parking Lot

Posted 5/13/2020 9:46:00 PM

The ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center gravel parking lot will be transformed into a free drive-in movie theatre for the next four Saturdays for the community to enjoy. Read more

U of I Theatre Arts Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors

Posted 5/12/2020 7:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 12, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is calling high school seniors with an interest in theatre to create a short video for a chance to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2020. Read more

Making Math Fun: New Activity Book Promotes Learning Through Games

Posted 5/7/2020 9:15:00 PM

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — May 7, 2020 — The Idaho Regional Mathematics Center at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has a new resource available to parents and teachers to keep students engaged with math lessons during this extended time out of the classroom. Read more

U of I Students Named Fellows of Prestigious Nuclear Security Program

Posted 5/6/2020 6:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 6, 2020 — Two University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate students, Nicholas Williams and Jonathan Tacke, have been accepted into a prestigious fellows program of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more

U of I Faculty Member and Alumnus Receive Fulbright Awards

Posted 5/5/2020 8:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 5, 2020 — One faculty member and one recent alumnus from the University of Idaho’s Department of Politics and Philosophy have been awarded Fulbright awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

U of I Students Receive National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

Posted 5/5/2020 8:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 5, 2020 — Four University of Idaho student-researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships for 2020. Read more

Kino Film Festival to be Livestreamed May 8

Posted 5/5/2020 8:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 4, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Kino Short Film Festival moves online with a livestreamed event 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, at kinofilmfest.org. The festival is free, but donations to the event support student filmmaking. Read more

Public Invited to Participate in Virtual STEM Education Experience

Posted 5/4/2020 9:45:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 4, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its virtual Engineering Design EXPO this month and invites the public to experience the ways U of I students are pushing the boundaries of science and technology. Read more

New U of I Visiting Tribal Scholars Program Aims to Create a New Generation of Scientists

Posted 5/4/2020 7:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 4, 2020 — The new Visiting Tribal Scholars Program at the University of Idaho will connect Native American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with indigenous scientific methodology that provides mentorship for student success. Read more

U of I Extension Offers Eight Online Financial Classes in May on Pandemic Planning

Posted 5/4/2020 5:29:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 1, 2020 — Personal finances during the coronavirus pandemic will be the focus of a series of eight free online programs planned in May by a team of University of Idaho Extension finance specialists. Read more

Gates Grant Funds U of I, U of Rochester Team Testing Human Milk for Novel Coronavirus

Posted 5/1/2020 9:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 1, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers will help lead a national effort to test whether the milk of women who test positive for novel coronavirus might contain the virus. Read more

SEL and U of I Launch $2.5M Cybersecurity Partnership

Posted 4/29/2020 4:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 29, 2020 — Cybersecurity education and research in the Pacific Northwest is receiving a $2.5 million infusion thanks to a partnership between global power systems protection leader Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and the University of Idaho College of Engineering. Read more

Revenue from Parking Citations Supports Students Impacted by COVID-19

Posted 4/27/2020 4:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 27, 2020 — Through Tuesday, June 30, 50% of the revenue from all University of Idaho parking citation payments will support the Bruce & Kathy Pitman Emergency Fund. Read more

U of I Announces Awards for Excellence to Faculty, Staff

Posted 4/24/2020 6:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the University Awards for Excellence for 2019-20 to faculty and staff Read more

University of Idaho Faculty and Staff Works to Develop Cure for COVID-19

Posted 4/20/2020 7:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Read more

Committee Selects ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ as 2020-21 U of I Common Read

Posted 4/16/2020 10:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 16, 2020 — The University of Idaho has chosen “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez as its Common Read for 2020-21. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted 4/16/2020 12:04:00 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2020 — University of Idaho faculty are partnering with Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

U of I Experts: Physical Activity, Business Adaptability, Expanded Broadband Key During COVID-19 Battle

Posted 4/13/2020 6:24:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 13, 2020 — Physical activity, business adaptability and expanded broadband are among the ways University of Idaho faculty say will help America recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Two U of I Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Posted 4/9/2020 8:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — University of Idaho juniors Beth Hoots and Isabell Strawn have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars. Read more

U of I Offers Free Music Performances Via Facebook Live

Posted 4/9/2020 7:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) is offering a series of free live-streamed performances to entertain community members in isolation and practicing social distancing. Read more

U of I Students Earn Top Awards for Theatre Work

Posted 4/8/2020 9:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 8, 2020 — Four University of Idaho theatre students and Professor Emeritus Forrest Sears are among the recipients of top awards at the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. Read more

U of I Medical Education Students Organize Equipment Drive to Fight COVID-19

Posted 4/8/2020 7:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 8, 2020 — University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program students are holding a personal protective equipment (PPE) supply drive to support health care workers on the Palouse in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Student Michael Bishop, Alumna Annarose Qualls Receive Fulbright Awards

Posted 4/7/2020 6:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 7, 2020 — One student and one recent graduate from the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

U of I Rallies to Assist Communities in Fight Against COVID-19

Posted 4/2/2020 9:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 2, 2020 — The University of Idaho is rallying in different ways to help the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Fundraiser Supports Students, Communities Feeling Impacts of COVID-19

Posted 3/31/2020 6:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 31, 2020 — The University of Idaho is offering a fundraising drive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for three areas: students feeling the impacts of job loss or additional travel; food for those in need; and Idaho medical professionals who need access to expert information to address the outbreak. Read more

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

University of Idaho Announces Two Deans

Posted 3/17/2020 5:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 16, 2020 — Dennis Becker has been named dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, while Sean Quinlan has been named dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. 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

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