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New U of I Sandpoint Center to Present Regional Heritage Orchard Conference May 31

Posted Tue, 21 May 2019 09:50:00 -0700

SANDPOINT, Idaho — May 20, 2019 — The Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center at the University of Idaho will expand its mission to provide public education Friday, May 31, when it hosts the Heritage Orchard Conference for researchers, heritage apple explorers, fruit growers and others. U of I acquired the 48-acre center near Sandpoint in 2018 through a donation from Dennis Pence and his family. The center’s main focus is an organic orchard that produces apples, cherries, plums, raspberries and other fruits. Read more

Registration Open for U of I Kids’ Summer Drama Camp

Posted Thu, 16 May 2019 10:37:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 16, 2019 — Registration is open for the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ three-week summer drama camp. The camp is for kids ages 7-16 and takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15 through Aug. 2. Participants will learn about acting and movement as well as work with sets, props and costumes, all while learning about language arts with a focus on William Shakespeare. The camp will culminate in a free public performance of “The Tempest” on Saturday, Aug. 3, on the U of I campus. Read more

U of I Study Finds Scientific Reproducibility Does Not Equate to Scientific Truth

Posted Wed, 15 May 2019 11:28:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 15, 2019 — Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical model produced by University of Idaho researchers. Their study, which simulates the search for that scientific truth, was published today, May 15, in the journal PLOS ONE. Independent confirmation of scientific results — known as reproducibility — lends credibility to a researcher’s conclusion. But researchers have found the results of many well-known science experiments cannot be reproduced, an issue referred to as a “replication crisis.” Read more

New $17 Million Grant to Boost Idaho’s Biomedical Research, Workforce

Posted Tue, 14 May 2019 10:10:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 14, 2019 — A statewide network of Idaho’s educational institutions, led by the University of Idaho, received a five-year, $17 million award to build Idaho’s growing biomedical workforce and strengthen research infrastructure. The funds, received through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will continue research on advances in areas including new antibiotics, brain trauma, safety issues with e-cigarettes, cancer therapeutics and improvements for wound healing. Read more

U of I Dual-Credit Program Earns National Accreditation

Posted Fri, 10 May 2019 12:34:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 10, 2019 — Idaho high school students enrolled in dual-credit courses through the University of Idaho now know without a doubt they are getting the same high-quality program as is delivered on campus. Read more

U of I College of Law Honors Boise Mayor David Bieter

Posted Thu, 09 May 2019 16:06:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 9, 2019 — The University of Idaho College of Law will recognize Boise Mayor David H. Bieter ’86 with its 2019 Award of Legal Merit. Bieter will receive the award at a dinner today, May 9, as part of U of I’s Moscow commencement ceremonies. The Award of Legal Merit recognizes the outstanding contribution of an Idaho law graduate whose career exemplifies the best in the legal profession. This annual award is determined by a vote of the law faculty and is based on demonstrated standards of integrity, competence, service and leadership through work as a legal practitioner, service to the legal profession, service to the community or service to business/state/national interests. Read more

U of I Professor Wins National Theatre Award for Service in Teaching Acting

Posted Wed, 08 May 2019 15:43:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 8, 2019 — Professor Kelly Quinnett, head of performance at the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts, has received a national award in recognition of her commitment to teaching at the university level. Read more

Apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship by Sept. 15

Posted Thu, 02 May 2019 15:23:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Library invites students from any discipline at the University of Idaho to apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. Read more

Dig’nIT Brings Summer Tech Opportunities to Youth for Seventh Season

Posted Thu, 02 May 2019 10:32:00 -0700

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — May 2, 2019 — University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene invites students ages 8-18 to embrace the region’s growing tech presence through the seventh annual Dig’nIT summer program. Registration is now open for six hands-on educational camps. Read more

1,502 Students will Graduate from U of I This Spring

Posted Wed, 01 May 2019 09:19:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 30, 2019 — A total of 1,502 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,562 degrees. U of I students have applied for 1,153 bachelor’s degrees, 91 law degrees, 37 doctoral degrees, 13 specialist degrees and 268 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 121,973 graduates and 130,421 degrees. Read more

U of I Architecture Students Design Concepts for Expansion of Palouse Ice Rink

Posted Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:46:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2019 — University of Idaho architecture students designed alternative concepts for the expansion of Moscow’s Palouse Ice Rink in a competition that encourages the use of Idaho wood in a sustainable and innovative way. Winning designs will be unveiled during the seventh annual Best Use of Idaho Wood awards ceremony, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons on the U of I campus. Read more

Finals Fest 2019 Welcomes Pop Group AJR and Special Guests

Posted Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:24:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2019 – Platinum recording group AJR will headline the University of Idaho’s Finals Fest 2019 on Saturday, May 4, in Moscow. AJR is an American indie pop band made up of three brothers — Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The group writes, produces and mixes its own material in the living room of the brothers’ New York City apartment. AJR has had platinum hits like “Weak” and “I’m Ready.” The band is coming off its sold-out tour, “The Click Part 1 and 2,” and the group’s next album, “Neotheater,” drops today, April 26. AJR’s world tour starts this fall. Read more

Courageous Kids Climbing Event April 27 at U of I Climbing Center

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:38:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2019 — Children with disabilities will get the chance to challenge their limits and grow their abilities during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center on Saturday, April 27. Read more

Free U of I Theatre Performance Focuses on Themes of Suicide, Alienation

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:55:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2019 — An emotional and graphic dramatization, “On the Way to the Sawmill (A Hikikomori’s Space),” which focuses on adolescent alienation, will be staged May 3-4 by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts and Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Read more

April 26 Engineering Design EXPO Explores U of I Student Innovation

Posted Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:55:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 22, 2019 — Gesture-controlled robotics, 3D printing using living cells and virtual reality featuring evolving aliens are just a few of the 50-plus research projects on display during the University of Idaho’s 2019 Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

U of I Announces Plans for New Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center

Posted Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:48:00 -0700

BOISE, Idaho — April 22, 2019 — The University of Idaho announced plans today, April 22, to build a new meat science and innovation center that will house Vandal Brand Meats on the Moscow campus with the help of Agri Beef Co. of Boise. Read more

Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:25:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 18, 2019 — 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

Idaho Universities Join Forces to Launch Policy Fellowship Program

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:09:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 17, 2019 — Idaho’s three universities are teaming up to provide Idaho scientists and engineers the opportunity to learn firsthand about policymaking through a yearlong fellowship. The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) is a nonpartisan professional development program led by the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. The ISTPF is committed to connecting doctoral-level scientists and engineers to the development and implementation of relevant state policies. Graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors at U of I, Boise State University and Idaho State University will be invited to participate in various aspects of the fellowship. Including future leaders will help Idaho develop a trained workforce in science and technology policy. Read more

Manager of World’s Largest Non-Military Drone Fleet Speaks April 26 in Moscow

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:52:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — Mark Bathrick, manager of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. His speech is free and open to the public as part of the U of I College of Engineering’s Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

U of I Theatre Premieres Original Pirate Play April 19-27

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:11:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — The boisterous pirate comedy, “The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire” makes its world premiere April 19-27 at the University of Idaho. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts, “Hellfire” dives into a world of sea-going rogues where everyone has a secret and wants to strike it rich. With swordfights, assorted scallywags and buried treasure, “Hellfire” packs action and song into a visually stunning production featuring alumni and students from U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

U of I Trainings on Opioid Misuse Scheduled This Spring in Southeast Idaho

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:38:00 -0700

BOISE, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — The University of Idaho program aimed at helping doctors treat opioid addiction is partnering with two southeast Idaho organizations for a five-session training on opioid misuse beginning Thursday, April 25. Read more

Scientist to Discuss Climate Legislation April 19 at U of I

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:10:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — Steven Ghan, an atmospheric climate scientist who recently retired from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will address national bipartisan climate change legislation during a talk this week on the University of Idaho campus. Ghan will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 111 of Renfrew Hall in Moscow. His speech is organized by the U of I Sustainability Center and the Palouse chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby as part of the lobby’s annual conference. Read more

Ben Hunter Appointed Dean of University of Idaho Libraries

Posted Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:03:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2019 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Ben Hunter has been named as the next dean of University of Idaho Libraries, effective April 21, 2019. Hunter is currently the interim dean and has worked in U of I Libraries since 2006, serving as an associate dean since 2014. Read more

Historian to Discuss Western Public Land Issues April 22 at U of I

Posted Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:05:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2019 — Public lands take up a large chunk of the American West and are at the forefront of some of today’s most contentious political issues. Read more

National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani Speaks April 18 at U of I

Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:31:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — Ali Noorani, a leading voice on immigration in the U.S. and executive director of the National Immigration Forum, will speak Thursday, April 18, on the University of Idaho campus as part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Speaker Series.. Read more

C. Scott Green Named 19th President of University of Idaho

Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:30:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho —April 11, 2019 — The University of Idaho is proud to welcome C. Scott Green as the 19th president of the university. The Vandal alumnus and international business leader will take office Monday, July 1, 2019. His appointment comes after a unanimous vote of the Idaho State Board of Education today. Read more

U of I to Host Storytelling Workshop and 48-Hour Film Challenge April 24

Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:31:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — Storytelling through film is the focus of the University of Idaho’s second annual Ambrose Storytelling Workshop, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. Read more

U of I STEM Days Offer Hands-On College Experience to Vallivue Students

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:16:00 -0700

BOISE, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — About 240 Vallivue students will explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities led by University of Idaho faculty during U of I’s STEM Days, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, at the Idaho Water Center in Boise. Read more

Local artAbility Artists Showcase Work April 19 at Latah County Fairgrounds

Posted Tue, 09 Apr 2019 02:00:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2019 — Multimedia collages, poetry, pastel and charcoal works that encourage artistic expression and were created by 23 area artists with disabilities will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, as part of the artAbility Showcase. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit to Display Range of Artwork from U of I MFA Students

Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:57:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 8, 2019 — The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit “Asterisk,” beginning Friday, April 12. The exhibit, which will run through Saturday, May 11, includes work from three graduating master’s students from the College of Art and Architecture — Logan Clancy, Jonathan Matteson and Ashley Vaughn. The students’ mediums include abstract digital videos, sound art, multimedia and watercolor relief prints. Read more

U of I to Hold International Conference on Chinese Cinema April 14-15 in Moscow

Posted Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:39:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 4, 2019 — Chinese cinema and how it fits within a global context will be the focus of a conference April 14-15 on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow. Read more

U of I Speaker Series Shares Tips on How to Create Online Communities

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2019 09:56:00 -0700

BOISE, Idaho — April 2, 2019 — How to create and manage a social media platform to build communities will be the subject of the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, April 18, in Boise. Read more

Small-Town Humor Takes Center Stage in U of I Opera ‘Albert Herring’

Posted Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:29:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 28, 2019 — University of Idaho students will spotlight the comedy of small-town life with their performance of Benjamin Britten’s classic opera “Albert Herring” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and Saturday, April 6, in the Administration Building Auditorium at Moscow. Read more

U of I McClure Center April Discussion Explores the Future of Food

Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:30:00 -0700

KETCHUM, Idaho — March 27, 2019 — Food and agriculture in the Wood River Valley will be the subject of the University of Idaho’s Policy Pub, “The Future of Food,” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Read more

‘There There’ Selected as 2019-20 U of I Common Read

Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:31:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 25, 2019 — The University of Idaho has chosen “There There” by Tommy Orange as its Common Read for the 2019-20 academic year. Read more

Fish and Wildlife Film Festival Covers Everything from African Shrews to Idaho Coyotes

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:27:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 21, 2019 — A wide – and wild – range of subjects will be screened at the University of Idaho’s second annual Fish and Wildlife Film Festival Thursday, March 28, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow. Read more

ICCU Arena Moves to Bid and Construction Phase After Board Approval

Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:11:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 14, 2019 — The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) today unanimously approved the University of Idaho’s request to proceed with the bidding and construction phase of the signature 4,200-capacity Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena project, contingent upon approval by the SBOE executive director after consultation with the new president for the University of Idaho, once named by the board. Read more

University of Idaho Medical Students Receive Scholarship Support

Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:23:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 14, 2019 — More Idaho medical students with financial need will receive scholarship support because of a recent gift from the Durward and Susan Huckabay Foundation. The $1.5 million gift to the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Idaho will support medical students in completing their studies and graduating with less debt. Read more

New York Times Climate Reporter to Speak March 28 at U of I

Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:38:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 13, 2019 — Kendra Pierre-Louis, a climate reporter with The New York Times, will deliver the keynote lecture for the University of Idaho’s 2019 Oppenheimer Media Ethics Symposium. Read more

U of I Professors Contribute to Publication on Idaho’s Most Significant Structures

Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:22:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 13, 2019 — Boise, Moscow and Pocatello have the most architecturally significant structures in the state of Idaho, according to the peer-reviewed online encyclopedia contributed to by University of Idaho faculty members. Read more

U of I Study: Ecologists Find a ‘Landscape of Fearlessness’ in a War-Torn Savannah

Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:00:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 12, 2019 — A team of ecologists including a University of Idaho researcher, have found evidence that reintroducing key carnivores in a large-mammal ecosystem in Africa could undo damage caused by their removal. Their work appeared in the journal Science. Read more

U of I Students Earn National Awards for Theatre Work

Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:57:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho – March 11, 2019 — Two University of Idaho theatre students and a theatre team took top awards at the regional competition of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Read more

Two U of I Faculty Members Receive National Recognition for Research

Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:21:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 12, 2019 —Two University of Idaho assistant professors have earned national Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more

Activist, Writer Franchesca Ramsey to Headline Women’s History Month on the Palouse

Posted Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:10:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — March. 8, 2019 — The University of Idaho and Washington State University women’s centers are collaborating to bring writer, activist and actress Franchesca Ramsey to the Palouse on Thursday, March 21, as the signature event for Women’s History Month. Read more

Participants and Needed for Innovation Showcase

Posted Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:39:00 -0800

The College of Graduate Studies will host the eighth annual Innovation Showcase at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on the fourth floor of the Idaho Commons. The Innovation Showcase spotlights undergraduate and graduate students’ achievements at the University of Idaho. Students compete in three categories to win up to $500 in prizes. Read more

Community Invited to Meet U of I Presidential Finalists

Posted Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:24:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 1, 2019 — Five finalists for the presidency of the University of Idaho will visit Moscow and meet with community members March 4-8, 2019. Community input is important as the Idaho State Board of Education approaches the hiring of the 19th president of the university. Read more

U of I Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibit Opens Friday at Prichard Art Gallery

Posted Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:28:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 27, 2019 — The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery’s annual exhibit of work from faculty in the College of Art and Architecture opens Friday, March 1, with varied work that celebrates faculty members’ creative activity and scholarly research — including multi-material sculptures from Stacy Isenbarger and microscopic images of fungi from David Griffith. Read more

Project Censored Director to Speak March 4 at U of I

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:34:00 -0800

(Note: This Event Has Been Canceled.)
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 25, 2019 — A leading media literacy expert will visit the University of Idaho Monday, March 4. Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Commons, 875 Line St., Moscow. Read more

LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival Returns March 5 to Moscow

Posted Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:44:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 22, 2019 — 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. Read more

Cultivating the Harvest Conference March 1-2 Focuses on Small-Scale Farming, Ranching

Posted Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:26:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 21, 2019 — The world of small-scale farmers from pollinators to profits will occupy those attending the Cultivating the Harvest 20th Anniversary Inland Northwest Small-Scale Farm Conference March 1-2 at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: U of I Experts Available to Discuss Climate Variability in Agribusiness

Posted Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:14:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 19, 2019 – Year-to-year climate variability is increasing in Idaho, and these shifts are complicating long-term planning schedules and influencing soil and plant health. U of I agricultural researchers are hurrying to document the status of soils, plant diseases, and water resources in Idaho and to prepare for the effects of future changes in climate. Read more

Play Explores Farm Families’ Decisions on Who Will Inherit Their Land

Posted Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:29:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 15, 2019 — “Map of My Kingdom,” a play written for farm families deciding who should inherit their land, will take the stage Thursday, Feb. 28, in Colfax, and Friday, March 1, in Moscow. Read more

Civility, Humility in Government Topic of U of I Law Lecture Feb. 27 in Boise

Posted Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:12:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — Feb. 19, 2019 — The level of civility in law and government has seen a sea change in recent years, an issue Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady will address during the University of Idaho College of Law’s sixth annual Denton Darrington Lecture on Law and Government Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Boise. Read more

School Sign-Ups Strong for 52nd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 22-23 at U of I

Posted Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:52:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 15, 2019 — More than 130 schools from across the Northwest and beyond have signed up to take part in the 52nd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, as the renowned music education event draws performers from across the country. Read more

Land Purchase, Approved by State Board, Paves Way for U of I Research Dairy

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:25:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — Feb. 14, 2019 — A plan to create the nation’s largest research dairy advanced Thursday with the Idaho State Board of Education’s vote to allow the University of Idaho to buy land for the $45 million project. Read more

Presidential Applications Reviewed, Interviews Starting Soon

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:00:00 -0800

The Presidential Review Committee has met and reviewed the applications of candidates for the president of the University of Idaho. The applicants bring strong skills and genuine interest in the future of the university. The committee is looking forward to learning more about these candidates in the first round of interviews in the coming week. Five finalists will be named at the end of these interviews, but at present, the search process and candidate names remain confidential. Read more

U of I Theatre Stages British Comedy ‘Present Laughter’ March 1-10

Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 14, 2019 — The lighthearted British farce “Present Laughter,” which focuses on a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a midlife crisis as he juggles a fawning ingénue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife and the personal lives of his eccentric friends, will be staged March 1-10 by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts. Read more

National Academy of Sciences Member Jim Bull to Join U of I Faculty

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:01:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 13, 2019 — National Academy of Sciences (NAS) member Jim Bull will join the University of Idaho faculty in fall 2019. He will be the first NAS member affiliated with an educational institution in Idaho, according to NAS. The academy is a nonprofit and private society of scholars charged by Congress to provide the nation objective and independent council on scientific and technological matters; Bull was elected to NAS in 2016. Read more

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Changes

Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:27:00 -0800

The EPA began enforcing a new rule that affects how the university must accumulate hazardous waste in laboratories, shops and any other location where hazardous waste is generated. Idaho DEQ started enforcing this rule in 2018. This new EPA rule is generally referred to as the “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.” Read more

U of I Speaker Series Shares Tips on Profound Learning

Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:37:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — Feb. 11, 2019 — How to make life more meaningful and how to immerse into daily living to make it more profound will be the subject of "Embedding Profundity into Learning and Living" during the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Boise. Read more

Anti-Hazing Speaker Panel Hosted Feb. 12 by U of I

Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:26:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 11, 2019 — Three parents whose children died as a result of hazing at universities across the country will be the featured panelists at an anti-hazing event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center at the University of Idaho. Read more

Student Theses Explained in Three Minutes During Statewide Competition

Posted Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:44:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — February 4, 2019 — 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

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers

Posted Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:35:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 4, 2019 — 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. 22-23, 2019. Read more

U of I College of Law Launches Digital Research Repository

Posted Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:26:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 31, 2019 — The University of Idaho College of Law Library has launched a research and records repository that serves as the only online source for Idaho Supreme Court records and briefs as well as other legal documents. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Jan. 29, 2018

Posted Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:46:00 -0800

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Endowment Lands Contribute More Than $500 Million to Idaho’s Economy

Posted Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:08:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan. 29, 2019 -- A new study reveals Idaho endowment lands contributed $531.3 million in gross state product (GSP) in 2017, including $315.4 million in wages from 7,641 jobs. Read more

Former U.S. Ambassador, Foreign Policy Expert Speaks Feb. 6 at U of I

Posted Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:21:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 29, 2019 — Kristie Kenney, a former U.S. ambassador to Thailand, the Philippines and Ecuador, as well as an expert on Asia and foreign affairs, will address the challenges of foreign policy in 2019 as part of the University of Idaho Martin Forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Check Out Board Games at the Library

Posted Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:06:00 -0800

A collection of board games are now available at the U of I Library. The game collection is the inspiration of library employees who sought to provide board games for the benefit of the U of I community. Board gaming in general has experienced a rise in popularity in recent decades and provides an activity that promotes critical thinking and stress relief. Read more

U of I Study: Brief Air Exposure Has No Impact on Trout Survival, Reproductive Success

Posted Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:25:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 28, 2019 — A University of Idaho study provides evidence that the practice by anglers of holding a fish out of water before releasing it has no impact on the fish’s survival or its ability to produce offspring. Read more

Spanish Flamenco Duo Headlines U of I World Music Celebration

Posted Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:33:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 28, 2019 — Spanish flamenco duo Eric and Encarnación will visit the University of Idaho Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, during the Lionel Hampton School of Music’s World Music Celebration, a two-day event featuring a concert and master class with the international visiting musicians. Read more

State Rep. Maxine Bell Given Honorary Jean’ne M. Shreeve Research Excellence Award

Posted Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:24:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 22, 2019 — Longtime Idaho State Rep. Maxine Bell has been presented with the first ever honorary Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award by the Idaho Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Read more

U of I Joins Association Effort Addressing Retention and Graduation

Posted Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:40:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 24, 2019 — The University of Idaho has joined 129 other public universities in a new, collaborative initiative to enhance student success: Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success. Sponsored by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, the initiative addresses college access, retention and graduation rates. Universities are clustered into smaller groups to more quickly implement best practices for student success. Read more

Apply to Become a Fulbright Faculty Scholar

Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:41:00 -0800

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is eager to support U of I faculty members to apply for Fulbright Awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. Read more

U of I, Boise State Study Shows Economic Boost from Eastern Idaho Reactor Plan

Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:06:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 23, 2019 — Construction of an electric power generation facility in eastern Idaho that would utilize a group of small modular reactors could significantly boost the regional and state economies and increase U.S. carbon-free energy development, according to an economic impact study completed by the University of Idaho and Boise State University. Read more

Save the Date for the Denton Darrington Annual Lecture

Posted Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:53:00 -0800

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady will give the lecture "Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations" at the 6th Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Boise. Sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation, the lecture begins at 5 p.m. Mountain time, Feb. 27, in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

U of I Photography Exhibit Documents 1988-92 Gay Rodeo Circuit

Posted Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:42:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 22, 2019 — Photographs that document the lives of cowboys on the gay rodeo circuit in the late 1980s and early 1990s will be on display as part of an exhibit Feb. 4 to April 30 in the second-floor exhibit space of the University of Idaho Library at Moscow. Read more

LCSC and U of I Collaborate on Accelerated Law Degree Program

Posted Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:21:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 22, 2019 — Lewis-Clark State College students who want to pursue a law degree and are accepted into the University of Idaho College of Law will now have a quicker path to earn that degree thanks to a transfer articulation agreement between the two schools. Read more

U of I Celebrates Cultures Feb. 2 at Annual Cruise the World

Posted Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 18, 2019 — University of Idaho international students, faculty and staff will showcase the culture, food and music of about 30 countries during the annual Cruise the World, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

U of I Theatre Stages Coming-of-Age ‘Up Chimacum Creek’ Starting Jan. 30

Posted Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:08:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 17, 2019 — A coming-of-age story about life, love and loss in the Pacific Northwest gets its world premiere in the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “Up Chimacum Creek.” Read more

Idaho WWAMI Students Encourage Aspiring Physicians at Health Expo

Posted Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:06:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 17, 2019 — Four Idaho WWAMI medical students from the University of Idaho will help aspiring physicians learn more about the process of applying to, and the experience of, medical school as part of the 2019 Boise School District Health Professions Expo from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Denis Technical Education Center Annex, 3324 S. Pro Tech Drive, Boise. Read more

Shirley Jackson to Present Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address at U of I

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:04:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 16, 2019 — Portland State University Professor Shirley Jackson will deliver the keynote address during the University of Idaho’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration events at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center in Moscow. Read more

U of I-Led Study Finds Evidence of Changing Seasons, Rain on Titan’s North Pole

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:41:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 16, 2019 — An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere. Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Features The JACK Quartet Jan. 24 at U of I

Posted Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:20:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 15, 2019 — Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year, the JACK Quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium as part of the latest performance of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series (ACMS) 2018-19 season. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Puts Guatemalan Migration in Perspective

Posted Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:20:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 10, 2019 — An exhibit of provocative photography that explores the factors driving residents of Guatemala from their homes in search of a better life will open Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery in collaboration with the university’s Martin Institute. Read more

U of I McClure Center Jan. 16 Discussion Explores Foreign Policy Impact on Idaho

Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:30:00 -0800

BOISE, Idaho — January 3, 2019 — Foreign policy and how upcoming federal policy discussions might impact the Gem State will be the subject of the University of Idaho’s January Policy Pub from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise. Read more

University of Idaho Holds Open Theatre Auditions for Spring Season

Posted Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:56:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 17, 2018 — Auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2019 spring theatre season will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including community members. Read more

Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Posted Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:55:00 -0800

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is requesting nominations for the 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award. Two recipients are selected for this award each year and the awards are presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Moscow Middle School. One award is given to a recipient who has a significant history of commitment and achievement in the field of human rights for Latah County. A Junior Award is presented to a high school or university student, or some other young person who shows promise in the field of human rights. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Read more

U of I Study Predicts Increase in Global List of Threatened Plant Species

Posted Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:39:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 3, 2018 — More than 15,000 plant species have a high probability of being considered threatened or near-threatened under a new model used to predict conservation status. The model, which shows the predicted levels of risk to plants worldwide, was published as part of a study to help governments and resource managers evaluate where conservation resources are most needed. Read more

University of Idaho Administrator Named 2018 AAAS Fellow

Posted Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:34:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 3, 2018 — University of Idaho Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet E. Nelson was named a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the field of chemistry. Nelson is one of 416 fellows named this year. Read more

U of I Sustainability Center Awards Funding for Student-Led Projects

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:53:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 30, 2018 — The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded more than $8,000 to five student-led projects focused on improving sustainability at the university. Read more

U of I Fall Commencement Dec. 8 Celebrates 578 Graduates

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:51:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 30, 2018 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 587 degrees this December at the University of Idaho fall commencement. Candidates applied for 430 baccalaureate degrees, 125 master’s degrees, 25 doctoral degrees, four law degrees and three specialist degrees. Read more

Research Revises Understanding of How Malaria Parasite Manipulates Its Host Mosquito

Posted Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:33:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 29, 2018 — A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and University of Arizona have revised their view on how a parasite that causes human malaria manipulates its host mosquito. Read more

11th Tribe Signs on to U of I Native American Collaboration Agreement

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 28, 2018 — The University of Idaho has signed an agreement with an 11th Native American tribe to collaborate on improved educational opportunities for Native American students. Read more

U of I Holiday Concert Dec. 7; 2017 Performance Airs Dec. 11 on Idaho Public Television

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:42:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 28, 2018 — The sounds of the holiday season echoing throughout the state will have a Vandal note to them this year thanks to a continuing partnership between the University of Idaho and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV). Read more

U of I Study: Upper Mississippi River Commercial Fishery Is Sustainable

Posted Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:41:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 26, 2018 — Commercial fishing along the Upper Mississippi River has been sustainable over the past 60 years and hasn’t negatively influenced fish populations or recreational fisheries, according to a University of Idaho-led study published in the journal Fisheries. Read more

U of I Ceramics and Print Sale Set Dec. 8

Posted Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:05:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 26, 2018 — The University of Idaho Art and Design Program will hold its fifth annual ceramics and print sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow. Read more

“SADIE” Film Screening and Q&A with Director Megan Griffiths Set Dec. 10

Posted Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:55:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 26, 2018 — Seattle-based film and television director Megan Griffiths will screen her newest film, “SADIE,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Borah Theater of the Bruce M. Pitman Center at the University of Idaho, Moscow. Griffiths will also answer questions following the film. Read more

U of I-Led Study: Forest Fire Smoke Transports Living Microbes

Posted Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:05:00 -0800

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 20, 2018 — Forest fire smoke contains living microbes, and the types of microbes living in smoke differ from the types in nearby non-smoky air, according to a team of scientists led by University of Idaho Associate Professor Leda Kobziar. Read more

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