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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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Join ORED for Another Round of SAS Talks May 2

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0700

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the second engagement of SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the IRIC step Auditorium, as well as via livestream statewide. The event will be streamed to U of I Boise Room 162, Coeur d'Alene Room 240B and Idaho Falls, TAB 350. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available on the Moscow campus. Read more

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

Call for Papers for ASEM Engineering Management Conference in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:55:00 -0800

The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) International Annual Conference, hosted by the College of Engineering's engineering management program is Monday, Feb. 26. Our theme this year is "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business," and our venue is the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Resort. Please submit your abstract and make plans now to join us, Oct. 17-20, 2018, for the 39th conference. Read more

Job Opportunity: Community Development Specialist, U of I Coeur d'Alene

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:49:00 -0800

Located at the University of Idaho at Coeur d'Alene, the Community Development Specialist is responsible for: providing assistance, coordination and support for local University Advancement initiatives; coordinating the identification and pursuit of grant funding in support of U of I Coeur d'Alene research, faculty, and community initiatives; coordinating and leading projects in support of the University mission. Reporting to the Center Operating Officer, s/he will be responsible for managing progress of the U of I Coeur d'Alene strategic plan through continuous monitoring and assessment of tactics and goals. Learn more and apply. Read more

Job Opportunity: Academic Program Development Manager, U of I Coeur d'Alene

Posted Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:44:00 -0800

Located at the University of Idaho at Coeur d'Alene, the Academic Program Development Manager facilitates the expansion and continuous improvement of academic program offerings in response to local need and the strategic objectives of the University. Primary responsibilities include: providing advisory assistance for faculty and staff on academic policies and procedures; identifying and coordinating expansion of and/or creation of new U of I Coeur d'Alene program offerings by working with associate deans, department chairs, and faculty in Moscow, Boise and other locations; assessing viability and improvement of existing offerings through analysis of in-house and market data. In addition, s/he will independently manage diverse Center projects and regularly engage in and organize meetings and other communications with business and public sector representatives, students and potential students. Expert knowledge of academic program parameters, distance delivery, program assessment, and analysis of local program demand is necessary. Read more

Julie Amador Awarded Top 30 Under 40

Posted Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0800

The Kootenai County Young Professionals group in Coeur d'Alene announced their Top 30 Under 40 Winner — Julie Amador. Julie Amador, Ph.D. is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene. Read more

Job Opportunity: Center Operations Officer, U of I Coeur d'Alene

Posted Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:05:00 -0800

The Center Operations Officer for the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Center will provide high level supervision and direction for the growing UICDA team. Learn more and apply.

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U of I Coeur d'Alene Named Volunteer of the Year

Posted Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Kootenai Health Foundation. The award was announced at this year's Festival of Trees celebration. The annual event benefits the community hospital in continuing their capital campaign for the expansion of Emergency and Surgical Services. Read more

Will Robots Take Our Jobs? U of I Computer Science Students Debate

Posted Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0800

The Department of Computer Science at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will host a debate on whether robots will take our jobs, and show off the skills of one such robot that has been taught by students, during an event Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Coeur d’Alene’s Innovation Den. Read more

We Can Do It! Women in Agriculture Conference in Coeur d’Alene Nov. 18

Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:55:00 -0800

“We Can Do It!” is the theme for the 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference, which offers women farmers around the region practical advice for learning new skills.
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Joseph Jordan Water Resources Scholarship

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:39:00 -0700

Idaho Water Resources Research Institute and the Lake Social Ecological Systems Lab are pleased to announce the request for applications for the 2018 Joseph Jordan Water Resource Scholarship. The scholarship provides $5,000 of financial support to an enrolled University of Idaho graduate or undergraduate student that has completed at least their junior year and is interested in an internship to gain experience in the field of water resources. Read more

Rehab Counseling Program Hosts Open House in Boise

Posted Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:49:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Boise's Rehabilitation Counseling Program is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Oct. 25, so students, employees and community members can learn more about the master's degree in rehab counseling. The open house is in the Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St., Boise. The program is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 cohort. Learn more and RSVP at The program is offered at the University of Idaho Boise and Coeur d'Alene through the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to achieve their personal, career and independent living goals.

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Innovation Den: Old Building Brought to Life

Posted Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:35:00 -0700

Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Elks Building was vacant until last year when new owners decided to bring it back to life. The building’s new owner, Nick Smoot, told KREM 2 he wanted to turn the 100-year-old building into a space for tech companies to create the future. The building is now called "The Innovation Den" and it serves as a hub for bringing robots to life. The Innovation Den has 52 offices, six large suites, a barbershop, a lair for members, and a coffee shop. Read more

U of I’s 300-Pound Robot Moves into Coeur d’Alene Innovation Den

Posted Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:00 -0700

Baxter does his best to teach the basics of robotics and artificial intelligence to the students at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Computer Science Department. He’s even learning to make them coffee.
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UI Students Can Register Now to Come to Boise for Startup Week Oct. 4-6

Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:21:00 -0700

University of Idaho students are invited to attend Boise for Startup Week Oct. 4-6 at no cost. Boise Startup Week is Idaho's largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event. Each year, thousands of people come together to learn, support and celebrate Idaho's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year's focus is on technology and much of the content will be most relevant to UI students in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering. Free lodging, transportation and food for UI students will be provided by employer sponsors. Read more

UI Cybersecurity Expert to Speak at IBR Breakfast Series

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:46:00 -0700

As part of its breakfast series, the Idaho Business Review will take a look at what is being done to ensure the safety of online information in Idaho companies. The Oct. 10 event in Boise will feature a panel of experts, including Karen Thurston, director of the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene's Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center. Thurston will discuss existing threats and anticipated ones. The breakfast is fro 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Grove Hotel in Boise.

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Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking Labs in Coeur d'Alene

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:27:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls has several online courses focused on cybersecurity and ethical hacking. These courses are perfect for Idaho companies that have employees they would like to have further trained in these topics. The University is holding open labs for our cybersecurity module every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. for the months of September and October, starting on Sept. 12. The labs will be held at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls. Free pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. This will be a work-at-your-own-pace classroom setting with aides available for help. Once your employees feel comfortable they are able to continue the course online or come into the lab for additional help. These courses are free for Idaho employees. The cost is $80 for non-Idaho employees. Register at
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UI Faculty Member Signs New Food Guide in Spokane Aug. 30

Posted Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:57:00 -0700

The first and only detailed food guide for making brain-nourishing dietary choices, "The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide" will show you how to eat for total brain health and help prevent Alzheimer's before it starts. Authors Sue Linja, R.D.N., L.D., and UI Associated Professor SeAnne Safaii-Waite, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., will be signing the book from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednedsay, Aug. 30, at the Spokane Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave.
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UI Ag College Sponsors 'Pollinators in Peril' Events in Sandpoint Aug. 1-2

Posted Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:20:00 -0700

A noted bee expert will headline a “Pollinators in Peril” series of events in Sandpoint Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1-2, focusing on the importance of pollinators and how to help them.
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UI Coeur d’Alene Camp Offers Students Chance to Code with iPads

Posted Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:00 -0700

Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program. Read more

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Closed Feb. 9

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:15:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is closed today, Feb. 9, 2017, due to weather. The UI website, will be updated as conditions change. Read more

New Dual-Credit Computer Science Course Gives High Schoolers a Head Start

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:25:00 -0800

A dual-credit course in computer science will be made available online to high school students across Idaho in fall 2017, thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering and UI Coeur d’Alene. Read more

UI Coeur d'Alene Hosts Free Coding Event for Kids, Teens Dec. 9

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0800

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is partnering with Gizmo-CDA and the Innovation Collective to get local children interested in learning about computer coding and technology.

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GIS Day Speaker Looks at How Geospatial Technology is Transforming our Lives

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:03:00 -0800

Average smartphone users likely don’t realize the amount of geospatial technology that goes into properly running their favorite apps. What was once a technology used only by well-trained professionals, the most popular features of what is commonly referred to as GIS are now accessible by everyone, and anyone with a cellphone can be a provider of crowdsourced GIS data. Read more

Grand Opening of New Lake Lab at UI Coeur d'Alene Features Tours, Speaker

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute will celebrate the grand opening of its new Lake Social Ecological Systems Laboratory, or LaSES, from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way.
Faculty and student researchers at the LaSES lab will study North Idaho lakes’ interacting natural systems and how they affect — and are affected by — the human communities around them. The lab will work closely with local and regional groups, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Read more

Computer Science Comes to North Idaho

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0700

After four years of planning, the University of Idaho and North Idaho College will now offer a baccalaureate program in computer science.
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Fiberoptics Company Fatbeam Donates Private Fiber Line to UI Cybersecurity Center

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Research Park received a technological boost this year thanks to local broadband fiber provider Fatbeam. Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, provides broadband access services to business enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Western United States. Read more

Careers in Mining: More than Meets the Eye

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Imagine this is your work commute: You arrive at your office, don safety gear (including a respirator to protect you from poisonous gases), and enter an elevator crammed with 16 other people. Then, instead of heading up to your climate-controlled office, you are sent over a mile underground. There, you take an all-terrain vehicle that snakes through dark and dusty corridors while dropping another thousand feet deeper into the earth. Read more

85 Students Set to Graduate from UI Coeur d’Alene May 9

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:30:00 -0700

Eight-five graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 86 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Candidates from UI Coeur d’Alene applied for 50 baccalaureate degrees, 35 master’s degrees and a specialist degree. Read more

Cybersecurity Education a Win-Win for Idaho

Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Threats to the virtual world can be threats to the physical world – especially in the energy sector. In recent years, Internet-based attacks have hit electric grids, dams, oil producers and nuclear facilities. Read more

Mars Researcher, UI Alumna Shares Experiences at Science on Tap

Posted Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

Sophie Milam, HI-SEAS Mars Researcher and UI mechanical engineering alumna, shares her experience of studying on NASA’s simulation station during the monthly Science on Tap event 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 16 at Gizmo Maker Space, 806 N. 4th Street. Read more

Registration Now Open for UI Coeur d’Alene’s Nonprofit Leadership Seminar Series

Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will launch its spring semester series for nonprofit organizations beginning March 3. Nonprofit leaders and employees can learn from some of the best nonprofit leaders in the community, from organizations like United Way of Kootenai County, St. Vincent De Paul and more. Read more

University of Idaho Opens New Cybersecurity Training Center in Post Falls

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:45:00 -0800

It sounds like a state-of-the-art burrow in a Tom Clancy techno thriller – the Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center. Instead, it’s a new extension of the University of Idaho inside the college’s Post Falls research park. Here, aspiring computer security experts can prepare and test for their professional certifications, and employees in the field can pursue on-the-job training.
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Math Conference Draws Educators from Throughout Panhandle to Templin’s Resort

Posted Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:06:00 -0800

The Region 1 Idaho Regional Mathematics Center will host its annual Regional Academy on Mathematics and Science Education for instructors and administrators Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, at the Red Lion Templin’s Resort Hotel in Post Falls. Read more

Sign-Up Night, New Urban Interface Club Begins a New Year of 4-H

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:51:00 -0800

The Kootenai and Shoshone county 4-H programs will host a sign-up night at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2015, for those area youths wishing to participate in 4-H activities this year. The event will be held in Building 3 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. Youths ages 5-18 may choose from traditional offerings like robotics, sewing, forestry and animals. A new offering this year is the Urban Interface Backyard and Beyond Club. This special interest club is for youths who may not have access to farm animals, but still want to experience the fair. Read more

UI Women in Engineering Day to Inspire and Challenge Future Vandals

Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering will hold its annual Women in Engineering Day on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for female high school students, grades 11-12, designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more

UI Receives $1 million from Department of Education to Train Rehabilitation Counselors

Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty members in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program (RCHS), which is in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Counseling, have been awarded a five-year $1 million Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide academic training in vocational rehabilitation counseling and attract highly capable applicants. Read more

VandaLink Simplifies Transfer Process from North Idaho College

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho on Thursday will launch a new VandaLink partnership with North Idaho College. The program simplifies process of transferring an associate’s degree from NIC to continue toward a bachelor’s degree.
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Diversity in Natural Resources Topic of Keynote and Panel Discussion

Posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho campus. Read more

College Scorecard Data Confirms UI Offers Great Education for Great Price

Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

This week, the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education unveiled College Scorecard, a new data site that provides comprehensive data on education costs and student outcomes of universities across the nation. Read more

Experts on Tap Speakers Series Begins Oct. 30

Posted Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:17:04 -0800

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene is launching its fall speaker series, Experts on Tap! The series will be held at The Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Avenue in Coeur d'Alene. All speakers begin at 5:30pm. Our first speaker is Kristine Levan, Oct 30: "The Media's Influence on Community Relations with Law Enforcement." Read more


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