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U of I Faculty Awarded Seed Grant Funding for 19 Projects

Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700

Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects 2018 Fellows

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 14:14:00 -0700

Faculty members and students at the University of Idaho will explore new ways to use technology as part of their research as fellows of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), a partnership between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library. Read more

Two U of I Faculty Members Earn National Recognition for Research

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:38:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career scholars. Christine Parent, an assistant professor of biological sciences and member of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST), and Eric Mittelstaedt, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics, both in the U of I College of Science, earned Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, along with a combined $1.7 million in research funding. Read more

Vandals Win $100K in Spring Entrepreneurship Competitions

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:03:00 -0700

The IRIC atrium filled with excited chatter as students pitched their business ideas to as many judges as possible on Friday, April 27, at the biannual Idaho Pitch competition. After 65 minutes, the tallied business cards given for successful pitches revealed the winners of startup funding: Read more

Registration Open for U of I Summer Drama Camp

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 14:03:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is offering a three-week summer drama camp for kids ages 7 to 16, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9-27. Early bird registration before June 15 is $200 per person. After June 15, registration is $240 per person. Registration forms are now available at https://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre/productions-and-events/drama-camp. Read more

‘Educated’ Selected as 2018-19 U of I Common Read

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 12:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover as its Common Read for 2018-19. Read more

89 Students will Graduate May 15 from U of I Boise

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:15:00 -0700

BOISE — A total of 89 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho Boise this spring. Statewide, U of I students have applied for 1,155 bachelor’s degrees, 93 law degrees, 35 doctoral degrees, nine specialist degrees and 274 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

1,478 Students will Graduate from U of I This Spring

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:13:00 -0700

A total of 1,478 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,564 degrees. U of I students have applied for 1,155 bachelor’s degrees, 93 law degrees, 35 doctoral degrees, nine specialist degrees and 274 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

Teenage Inventor Alex Knoll and Renowned Aviation Designer Burt Rutan Deliver EXPO Talks Friday

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:06:00 -0700

The College of Engineering welcomes two speakers separated in age by two generations but who exemplify a spirit of innovation, to the 25thannual Engineering Design EXPO.

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U of I Study: Up to One-Third of Family Owned Forests Likely to Change Hands in Five Years

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0700

About 1.7 million acres of forest land in Idaho is family-owned, representing about 36,000 landowners and 56 percent of all privately-owned forest land in the state. As much as 560,000 acres, or 33 percent of family owned forests in Idaho, are likely to have new owners within five years, according to a new survey released today. Read more

51 Students will Graduate May 7 from U of I Coeur d’Alene

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:15:00 -0700

COEUR D’ALENE — A total of 51 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene this spring. Read more

25 Students will Graduate May 3 from U of I Idaho Falls

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:13:00 -0700

A total of 25 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls this spring, earning a combined 25 degrees. Read more

Middle and High School Students to Learn Art of TED-Style Talks at Nampa Event

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:00 -0700

Middle and high school students will learn the art of impactful public speaking, and compete for scholarships in the process, Saturday, April 28, during the UIdahoX speaker series in Nampa. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From U of I MFA Students

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:45:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit “The Damage is Done.” The exhibit opens Friday, April 20, and runs through Saturday, May 12. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, at the gallery. Read more

U of I Honors Three Faculty with Rank of University Distinguished Professor

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is recognizing three of its most distinguished faculty members for contributions to their fields with the designation of University Distinguished Professor. College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Professor Ronald Hardy and College of Science Professor Ruprecht Machleidt will receive the honorary designation during the University Awards for Excellence banquet on Wednesday, April 25. Read more

Engineering Design EXPO Celebrating the Next 25 Years in Engineering

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0700

More than 60 student-led projects that explore ideas like how to improve communication on suborbital space flights, an innovative technique to improve coffee bean roasting and a robotic arm that can play the card game Crazy 8s will be highlighted during the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO Friday, April 27, on the U of I Moscow campus. Read more

Area artAbility Artists Showcase Work April 20 in Moscow

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700

Works that encourage artistic expression that were created by 16 artists with disabilities will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 20, as part of the fourth annual artAbility Showcase. The University of Idaho student-led project pairs area artists and U of I student volunteers with members of the community for a series of art workshops. Their work will be on display during the showcase Friday at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. The artAbility project is supported by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and the Idaho Self-Advocate Leadership Network, Moscow chapter. Read more

Public Lands Topic of May 3 Policy Pub Speaker Series

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:17:00 -0700

BOISE — The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Public Lands, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main Street, Boise. The discussion panelists are Tim Murphy, former Bureau of Land Management director for Idaho; Dennis Becker, U of I professor and Policy Analysis Group director; and John Freemuth, Boise State University Distinguished Professor and Andrus Center executive director. McClure Center Director Katherine Himes will moderate the discussion. Read more

U of I Celebrates Biodiesel Awareness Week April 16-20

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700

As part of Innovation Month, the University of Idaho is celebrating the importance of renewable energies and spreading awareness about biodiesel April 16-20 during its first Idaho Biodiesel Awareness Week. U of I is a leader in biodiesel research and development, and the university incorporates biodiesel fuels into its sustainable goals. “Our applied biodiesel research provides an excellent example of the University of Idaho’s innovative spirt. For over 30 years U of I scientists and engineers have worked to utilize Idaho’s abundant natural resources and create sustainable fuel solutions to benefit us all,” said Chuck Staben, U of I president. Read more

TEDxUIdaho to Examine the Future April 21 in Administration Auditorium

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

The University of Idaho’s student-led TEDxUIdaho event will explore ideas ranging from overcoming food addiction to saving the elephant population during the fourth annual event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the U of I Administration Building Auditorium, Moscow. With a theme of “Beyond the Peak,” the event features 10 speakers, including U of I graduate and undergraduate students and community members. Talks include research on how humans can save elephants, and how traumatic events shape us and how we can overcome them. Other topics include a high schooler’s opinion on the importance of prosthetics, overcoming food addiction and the problem with teen suicide in Idaho. Read more

Ednetics CEO, SpaceX Co-Founder, and Renowned Chemist to Receive Honorary Doctorates During Commencement

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will honor a former student, an alumnus and a retired faculty member with honorary doctorates during the spring commencement ceremony May 12 in Moscow.

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U of I Presents “The Children’s Hour” April 20-28

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:20:00 -0700

University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman at 7:30 p.m. April 20-21, 26-28 and at 2 p.m. April 21 and 28 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow.Tickets are free for U of I students, $10 for U of I faculty, staff and seniors and $15 for the general public and are available at BookPeople of Moscow, by phone at 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain. The show contains mature content and is not suitable for children. Read more

Speaker Series Looks at How to Make Boise More Bike Friendly

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:16:00 -0700

BOISE — Fresh paint, realigning pedestrian crossings and removing road signs are all simple actions the city of Boise could take to make city streets more bike friendly. These are just a few of the ideas that University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture professor and director of the Urban Design Center at U of I Boise Jaap Vos will share during the inaugural Vandal Voices speaker series April 26. Read more

Free, One-Night-Only Performance of ‘Natural Shocks’ April 19

Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:17:00 -0700

Kelly Quinnett, head of performance at the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Idaho, is performing a one-night-only, free, staged reading of “Natural Shocks” by Lauren Gunderson at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 South Main Street, Moscow. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free advance tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at Shoup Hall, room 201 on the U of I campus, or at the door 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

Photographer to Speak at Close of Prichard Wildfire Exhibit

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:29:00 -0700

Pullman photographer and longtime fire lookout C. Rod Bacon will discuss his work to close out the display of two wildfire-focused exhibits at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

U of I’s Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:32:00 -0700

Athena, the University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women, celebrates the work of faculty and staff members each April who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to professional enhancement of women. Read more

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Speaks Wednesday at U of I

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

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong will give an inspirational lecture, “Committed to Excellence,” on Wednesday, April 11, as part of the Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker Series on the University of Idaho campus.

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University of Idaho Celebrates Vandal Moms

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:58:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating Vandal moms during its annual Moms’ Weekend activities, Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22. U of I and the Moscow community will welcome hundreds of Vandal moms and their families with a wide range of activities. Activities officially begin at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, with the Vandal Game Day T-shirt reveal at the VandalStore. The 2018-19 T-shirt will be available for a special discounted price during the reveal. Read more

U of I Athletic Director Put on Administrative Leave

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:45:00 -0700

University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear has been put on administrative leave for 60 days while investigators and university leadership work to better understand process failures in reporting sexual assault complaints in 2012 and 2013, what has been done since then, and what should be done in the future. Read more

U of I’s Opera Workshop Presents Bizet’s Classic “Carmen”

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

Bizet’s “Carmen” – one of the most popular classical operas of all time – comes to the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and Saturday, April 7, in the Administration Building Auditorium. “Carmen” is presented by the U of I’s Opera Workshop, a student ensemble in the Lionel Hampton School of Music that performs fully staged operas and/or scenes from operas, operettas and musical theater shows each semester. Read more

U of I’s Finals Fest 2018 Welcomes Hip-Hop Artist 6LACK

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:48:00 -0700

Two-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist 6LACK (pronounced black) will headline the University of Idaho’s Finals Fest 2018 on Saturday, April 28, in Moscow. 6LACK is an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter whose style is described as “moody hip-hop.” He is best known for his 2016 platinum single “Prblms,” which was nominated at the 2018 Grammy awards for Best Rap/Sung Performance. 6LACK’s debut album “Free 6LACK” was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category. His other hit songs include “Ex Calling” and a single released on Valentine’s Day called “Cutting Ties.” Read more

U of I Hosts Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event April 7

Posted Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:21:00 -0700

More than 800 people are expected to fill the Idaho Commons on Saturday, April 7, for the fifth year of the University of Idaho’s Vandal Overnight Games, the largest community gaming event on the Palouse. Read more

Regional Middle and High School Students to Learn Art of TED-Style Talks at UIdahoX

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:27:00 -0700

Middle and high school students will learn the art of giving motivational talks, and compete for scholarships in the process, Saturday, March 31, during UIdahoX. The inaugural conference, modeled after the TED-style talks given at Moscow’s student-led TEDxUIdaho event each year, is geared toward speakers in grades six through 12 from across North Idaho. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room on the U of I Moscow campus. Admission is free. Read more

Three-Minute Thesis Competition Returns to the University of Idaho

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:38:00 -0700

How do you describe an 80,000-word thesis that took years to develop in less than 180 seconds? That’s what graduate students at the University of Idaho are going to find out as part of the third annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Monday, April 2, 2018. Read more

Student Projects Dominate Annual Innovation Month at U of I

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:00 -0700

University of Idaho junior Kenny Sheffler filled a water bottle with excrement from his brother’s dog last summer and left the contraption in the sun. Within a day, the bottle had inflated and the waste had decomposed — turning into biogas and fertilizer. Read more

U of I Earns Two Top National Awards for Theater Work

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:07:00 -0700

Hanah Toyoda, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of Theatre Arts and an ensemble of University of Idaho theater students and alumni, earned national recognition for their work from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Read more

Research Provides Insight into the Formation of Tectonic Plates

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0700

A new study by University of Idaho researchers provides insight into Earth’s early tectonic activity and could be a stepping stone to help researchers better understand not only tectonic plates, but also earthquakes, volcanoes and mineral deposits that arise as the plates move and form. The way oceanic tectonic plates separate, either by snapping or stretching apart, controls the shape of mid-ocean ridges, the underwater location where plates drift apart, according to a the study, which was published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. Read more

University of Idaho Receives $1.15 Million Grant to Make Graduate School More Accessible

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:25:00 -0700

Some University of Idaho students will soon qualify for funding to complete their undergraduate degrees, expand their ways of thinking, and prepare for graduate school thanks to a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Read more

SAAM Poetry Slam Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

Posted Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:43:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is holding the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Poetry Slam on April 3.
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U of I, Innovation Collective Launch Statewide App Development Roadshow

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene-based Innovation Collective are embarking on a five-day, 20-city tour of the state this month to promote an app development learning initiative called Inspire Idaho. Read more

Land Use Changes May Help Oregon Mitigate Climate Change, Study Indicates

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0700

Oregon could eliminate an estimated 17 percent of carbon emissions from its forest ecosystems in the next century by increasing the amount of forested area and lengthening times between harvests, according to a new study from the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and EcoSpatial Services LLC. Read more

Latah County Silver and Gold Honors Longtime Vandal Supporters

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:29:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave., in Moscow. Read more

U of I Drone Workshops Introduce Students to STEM Careers

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:05:00 -0700

Middle and high school students from across the region will learn to fly unmanned aerial vehicles during field days this month and learn about tech careers in the process. How drone flying can lead to a career is the subject of three workshops around the state this month in Moscow, Boise and Pocatello. The workshops are part of the University of Idaho’s new Idaho Drone League (I-Drone) program, which aims to provide immersive learning experiences for statewide youths. Read more

Idaho Wheat Commission Funds Endowed Chair of Risk Management

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0700

The Idaho Wheat Commission announced a $2 million gift to the University of Idaho Thursday, March 15, 2018, to fund a new effort to expand education focused on risk management. Read more

New York Times National Security Reporter to Speak in Boise and Moscow

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:03:00 -0700

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national security reporter Adam Goldman will deliver the annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium keynote talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Idaho Alpha Chapter Closed at the University of Idaho

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0700

The Idaho Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was closed today by its national organization at the conclusion of an investigation into the chapter’s failure to abide by its national guidelines as well as safety and health violations. Read more

Idaho Law Review Symposium to Discuss Impact of Terry v. Ohio decision

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0700

The impact of the 50-year-old Terry v. Ohio decision and its treatment of stop-and-frisk procedures will be the topic of the 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law. Read more

“True West” Draws Blood in Tense Sibling Rivalry Drama

Posted Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:36:00 -0700

The Sam Shepard drama “True West” is punctuated by sibling rivalry. The upcoming University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ staging of this classic will be held in the intimate Forge Theater, with seating for only 86 people, so audiences will be right on top of the action. Set designer Jared Sorenson, a Master of Fine Arts candidate, has created a hyper-realistic set to accompany the intensity of a script that escalates from a slow burn into scorched earth. The production is at 7:30 p.m. March 30-31 and April 5-7 and at 2 p.m. April 1, 7 and 8 at the Forge, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow, across from the Intermodal Transit Center. Admission is free for U of I students, and $10-$15 for the public. Tickets are available at BookPeople or at the door 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

U of I-WSU Team Leads Conference Focused on Improving Composition of Milk

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:09:00 -0800

A team of researchers from Washington State University and the University of Idaho received a $50,000 grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program to organize a national conference on the compositions of bovine and human milk. Made up of experts in human nutrition, dairy science and lactation at both schools, the team will organize and lead the “Conference on Dairy Foods: Management, Production, Bioactive Compounds to Enhance Health” in November 2018 in Washington, D.C. “Understanding the factors that cause variation in the nutrient and bioactive components of bovine milk will aid in our understanding of the optimal intake of dairy products for the human consumer,” said Mark McGuire, associate dean in the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. Read more

U of I McClure Center and College of Law Pair for Policy Pub

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:31:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research and the College of Law have partnered to sponsor a discussion on policy and the law in Boise. The March edition of the university’s Policy Pub series will feature a panel of judges from Idaho’s courts from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise. Speakers include Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody and 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin of Boise. Read more

Poets Sought for U of I’s Second Annual SAAM Slam

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is seeking community members, students and employees who are interested in performing at the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Poetry Slam.

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Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Speaks at Law Lecture March 22

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:17:00 -0800

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht will give the lecture “Liberty and Justice for Some,” addressing the subject of access to justice, at the fifth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on Thursday, March 22, in Boise. Read more

LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival Returns March 6 to Moscow

Posted Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:00 -0800

The only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women will return to Moscow this March in an event hosted by the University of Idaho Women’s Center. ​The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place Tuesday, March 6, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. The festival is produced by LUNA, the women’s nutrition bar, and provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories. The Women’s Center will host a pre-screening reception with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Film screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. This year’s films address topics including women and culture, interpersonal relationships and personal identity. Read more

Public Parking Available for Jazz Fest Visitors Friday and Saturday

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:28:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24. The public is welcome to join the festivities on the Moscow campus, but should be aware of street and parking restrictions due to the high amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Campus visitors, students and employees are encouraged to abide by posted signage to avoid being ticketed. Read more

U of I-Designed Scarves, Bandanas Help with Weed Identification

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:17:00 -0800

Education and apparel design have joined forces at the University of Idaho to give the public smart new ways to identify invasive and noxious plant life. And look really good doing it. Read more

U of I Hemingway Festival Takes over Moscow March 1-3

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:30:00 -0800

The 2018 University of Idaho Hemingway Festival will provide a variety of literary events for the Moscow community Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3. “There is a little something for everyone in this year’s festival program,” said Tobias Wray, director of the Creative Writing Programs in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

Award-Winning Actress, Cherokee Activist Performs March 2 for Women’s History Month

Posted Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:47:00 -0800

DeLanna Studi, an award-winning actress, writer and activist, will present portions of her play “And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears,” followed by a hosted reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main Street, Moscow. Read more

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 commonread@uidaho.edu. Read more

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

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

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

Senior Zachary Lien Interviews as Finalist for 2018 Rhodes Scholar

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

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

Two U of I Idaho Falls Students Earn Prestigious INL Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

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