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What’s Water Really Worth?
Posted: Friday, November 21 2008
Nov. 21, 2008 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho scientists and policy makers have a new tool to help make decisions when it comes to the state’s valuable water resources, as well as to help predict possible climate change effects. But you won’t find it anywhere in a field or on a river. Instead, it’s posted for anyone to use on the University of Idaho’s Idaho Water Resources Research In...
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CSI: Moscow
Posted: Friday, January 16 2009
Jan. 16, 2009 Photo is available at www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Move over, Gil Grissom. CSI – or Crime Scene Investigators – has arrived in Moscow. But the characters aren’t part of a fictional television show, and they’re playing for keeps. Taking center stage in this unscripted drama is a brand new gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC/MS) recent...
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Student Research into Meth Addiction Puzzle Earns National Research Award
Posted: Wednesday, January 21 2009
Jan. 21, 2009 Photo is available at www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Modeling how antibodies, methamphetamine and the human brain interact can be a complicated business. But Sarahi Ramirez persevered; the University of Idaho senior’s research recently earned national honors and affirmed her decision to focus on research. Born and raised in Mexico, Ramirez ...
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Science on Tap: The ABC’s of a Most Common Infection: HCMV
Posted: Thursday, January 29 2009
Jan. 29, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - It is the most common viral infection present at birth in the United States and causes one child to become disabled every single hour. Every year, 8,000 children suffer permanent disabilities due to this one virus. The virus is the Human Cytomegalovirus – or HCMV – and if you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. Even though 50 to 90 pe...
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Mini-Medical School Offers Women’s Health Focus for General Public
Posted: Wednesday, February 4 2009
Feb. 4, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery Weekly Boise Presentation Will Be Telecast Statewide BOISE, Idaho – Women’s health is the topic for the seventh annual Idaho WWAMI Mini-Medical School. The educational series is supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Idaho, through their partnership in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho Medical Educatio...
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Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene: Pain, the Brain and the Unexplained
Posted: Tuesday, February 24 2009
Feb. 24, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Everyone has experienced pain at one time or another, yet it is different for each individual. While science has learned a great deal about the physiology behind this most intense of human sensations, science cannot yet explain the psychology that often seems to exist in direct contradiction. Insights into how...
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Positive Role Models: Junior and Senior High School Girls Hear From Women Science and Math Professionals at Boise Event
Posted: Wednesday, March 25 2009
March 25, 2009 NOTE TO MEDIA: Bridges to Math and Science is open to the media. Please contact University Communications to confirm your coverage of this event, (208) 885-6567. BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host nearly 100 seventh and 10th grade girls for the third annual Bridges to Careers in Math and Science event on Thursday, April 2, in Boise. ...
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Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene: Public Health from a Bug’s-Eye View
Posted: Tuesday, March 31 2009
March 31, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – The West Nile virus has not been an issue to date for northern Idaho and eastern Washington, and armed with a little bit of knowledge, everyone can help keep it that way. This month’s Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene – a partnership program between the University of Idaho and the Northwest Association for ...
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Evolutionary Engineering of an Ecosystem
Posted: Wednesday, April 1 2009
April 1, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery  MOSCOW, Idaho – Scientists at the University of Idaho have demonstrated experimentally that a single divergent branch on the evolutionary tree can drastically alter an ecosystem in a relatively short time span. In a paper recently published online by Nature, Luke Harmon, professor of biological sciences, used the threesp...
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Geology Rocks the Web
Posted: Thursday, April 2 2009
April 2, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – With three-dimensional, rotating graphics, innovative videos and virtual laboratories, the study of ancient rocks and minerals has never looked so modern. Supported by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a textbook on mineralogy co-written by Mickey Gunter, professor of geology at the Univer...
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Space Science Institute Expert to Discuss Cassini Mission to Saturn April 23
Posted: Monday, April 6 2009
April 6, 2009  MOSCOW, Idaho – The Cassini spacecraft currently is in orbit of Saturn, studying the planet and its system of moons and rings. Carolyn Porco will present the University of Idaho's fifth annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the College of Law Courtroom, 711 Rayburn (South of the inters...
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Reaching Out to Students: It’s All About Learning That You Can Do It
Posted: Friday, April 17 2009
April 16, 2009 Written by Donna Emert  SPOKANE, Washington– Scott Wood is always willing to take his laboratory on the road in the interest of science, more specifically, in the interest of drawing students into the sciences. Wood is an aqueous geochemist and dean of the University of Idaho College Of Science. He and a team of experts from the university’s M...
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Scientists Partner with Canadian Antibody Company to Distribute New Fish Disease-Detecting Tool
Posted: Monday, April 20 2009
April 20, 2009 Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho fisheries scientist Ken Cain and Washington State University researcher Douglas Call have collaborated to develop an antibody that detects the fish pathogen that causes Coldwater Disease in trout and salmon. A new licensing agreement between the University of Idaho and ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd. (IPA), a company th...
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EXPO 2009: Ski Forces, Moscow’s Water and Space Ladders
Posted: Friday, April 24 2009
April 24, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Analyzing forces on skis to improve ski and binding designs, helping Moscow manage its water more effectively, and building a ladder to space – these three subjects are completely unrelated, except in that each will be demonstrated at the University of Idaho’s annual Engineering Design EXPO. On Friday, May 1,...
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Multi-Million Dollar Grant Puts University of Idaho Scientists in Idaho-WA Schools to Enhance Water Resources Education
Posted: Tuesday, April 28 2009
April 27, 2009 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has received a $2.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a water resources project that connects the research community with middle and high school classrooms in rural northern Idaho and eastern Washington. The five-year project pairs graduate-level research scientists with middle and high school science teachers to enha...
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Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene: Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Posted: Thursday, April 30 2009
April 30, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Lisette Waits was slightly out of her comfort zone as she awkwardly learned to ride a horse, accompanied by a graduate student and four machete-carrying jaguar hunters – including Brazil’s most infamous poacher – through the jungles of Brazil. But to Waits, academic faculty in the University of Idaho’s...
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Access Accessibility
Posted: Friday, May 1 2009
May 1, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Getting a foot in the door at major universities across the country just got a whole lot easier. Terry Quinn, systems manager in the University of Idaho’s Information Technology Services department, recently licensed a web based product that reduces time, money and headaches for granting and denying access to do...
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45 Idaho Undergraduates Win NIH-funded Biomedical Summer Research Fellowships
Posted: Tuesday, May 5 2009
May 5, 2009 MOSCOW, Idaho – Forty five undergraduates from eight Idaho colleges and universities will conduct independent research and study this summer in laboratories across the state through the Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence or INBRE. The INBRE summer research fellows will work for 10 weeks in the labs of scientist mentors who will help the student...
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University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Southern Idaho | Undergraduate | Eastern Idaho
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Idaho Receives Big Return on Nuclear Investments
Posted: Monday, May 11 2009
May 11, 2009 CORRECTION: The state of Idaho did not receive the most funding of any state in the country from the 2009 Nuclear Energy University Program Research and Development Awards. North Carolina received $125,225 more, making Idaho second. Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho’s investment in nuclear energy research is already paying off for the...
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University of Idaho is a natural selection for Evolution 2009
Posted: Thursday, May 28 2009
May 28, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – More than 1,100 of the world’s best and brightest minds in evolutionary biology are headed to Moscow, Idaho. The University of Idaho will host the 2009 Evolution Conference beginning Friday, June 12, and running through Tuesday, June 16. The event features more than 600 presentations and 200 posters on current ...
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Nuclear Research Gets Second Helping of Funding
Posted: Thursday, June 25 2009
June 25, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will receive $177,000 for nuclear research infrastructure and $20,000 in student scholarships, thanks to continuing support from the Department of Energy. The funds come from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) awards, which distributed approximately $44 million nationally for research and development in Ma...
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Your Body is a (Bacterial) Wonderland
Posted: Monday, July 6 2009
Scientists soon will be investigating one of the most unexplored – yet most common – ecosystems on the planet; the human body. The research project was awarded $10.5 million is one of several investigating the ecosystems of bacteria and other microorganisms that are vital to human health.
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Acknowledging Excellence: Prestigious Award Supports Idaho Researcher’s Work in River Science
Posted: Wednesday, July 22 2009
July 22, 2009  Photos are available at www.today.uidaho.edu/PhotoList.aspx. Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – With the help of a prestigious national science research grant, a scientist at the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research in Boise, will support the research work of four university students, fund a 10th grade Women in Science summer camp, and investigate ho...
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Statistics Help Tell Evolutionary Tale
Posted: Monday, July 27 2009
July 27, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, IDAHO – A new study has statistically proven what paleontologists have believed for years: new species emerge just as often as they die out, most evolution occurs in small bursts and crocodiles are really weird. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online early edition, Luke Harm...
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Idaho Keeps Pace in Genetic Research Arms Race
Posted: Thursday, July 30 2009
July 30, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – It took scientists around the world more than a decade to sequence and map the human genome. Now, scientists at the University of Idaho could sequence it in a matter of weeks. Utilizing funds received from a National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, the University o...
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Raising Economies in Rising Temperatures
Posted: Friday, July 31 2009
July 31, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, IDAHO – Scientists at the University of Idaho are preparing for the future by exploring how communities in the far north are coping with the effects climate change is having on their local economies. Harley Johansen, professor and head of the geography department at the University of Idaho, recently secured a two year, $174,000 grant from the Nati...
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It’s Not Easy Being Gene Suppressed
Posted: Wednesday, August 5 2009
August 5, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Frogs around the world are dying from a fungal pathogen perhaps because they don’t realize they are sick. In a study conducted at the University of Idaho, scientists found that the immune system of the study’s frog species failed to respond to the chytrid fungus known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). I...
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New Research Center Targets Chlamydia’s Climate and Chromosomes
Posted: Friday, September 4 2009
Scientists from the University of Idaho are teaming up with colleagues around the world to wage a genetic war against chlamydia. The five-year, $12.5 million project will use genetic sequencing to learn more about the number one reported sexually transmitted infection in the world.
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Science | College of Graduate Studies | Statistical Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Zaid Abdo | Statistical Science | Bioinformatics and Computational Biology | Research | News Release | COGS homepage
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Idaho Water Monitoring Partnership Honored as Nation’s Top Innovative Program
Posted: Tuesday, September 15 2009
KIMBERLY, Idaho – University of Idaho water resources engineer Rick Allen’s high tech method that employs satellite imagery to track water usage down to the level of individual fields helped the Idaho Department of Water Resources address vital issues. Monday, the state agency - university partnership won the prestigious national Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University’s ...
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University of Idaho Wins $3.2 Million Renewal of Interdisciplinary Graduate Research and Education Project
Posted: Thursday, September 17 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – A successful educational partnership between the University of Idaho and Costa Rica's Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center to train graduate students will continue with a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program, or IGERT, is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdi...
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Fighting Gridlock: Idaho Transportation Technology Center Wins National Education Award
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Since 2000, the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) has trained engineers across the country to fight gridlock via two innovative programs. Those innovations have been recognized with a national education award. The Institute of Transportation Engineers recently presented NIATT with the 2009 Transportati...
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University-Company Team Wins Group's Recognition for Wastewater Research
Posted: Monday, September 28 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho scientists and colleagues will be honored with the top award in their field for their research on a pioneering system to remove phosphorus from wastewater before it enters lakes and streams. The Water Environment Federation notified University of Idaho environmental chemist Greg Moller and Blue Water Technologies Chief Technology Officer Remy Newcombe that the...
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Less is More: Computer Chip Faster than 17,000 Quad Core Processors
Posted: Tuesday, September 29 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho have created a single computer chip more powerful than 17,000 Intel quad core processors that runs on .03 percent of the power those chips would require. The chip will be used on NASA’s developing Geostationary Synthetic Thinned Aperture Radiometer (GeoSTAR) project, which will observe hurricanes ...
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President's Sustainability Symposium: Transitioning Our Energy Infrastructure From Old to New
Posted: Wednesday, September 30 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Transitioning to a smarter, sustainable energy system based on renewable technologies is one of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. The University of Idaho is helping lead the way by bringing together experts, policy makers and the general public to ask the difficult questions and further the discussion. The theme for the universit...
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To Boldly Go: University of Idaho's Gregson to Coordinate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiatives Aimed at Next Generations
Posted: Wednesday, September 30 2009
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – With an eye toward inspiring the next generation of leaders, the University of Idaho will coordinate its institutional efforts in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math – known as STEM. The land-grant university has asked Jim Gregson, professor of adult, career and technology education in the College of Education, to...
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Idaho Geological Survey Helps Prepare Idahoans to Shake, Rattle and Roll
Posted: Thursday, October 1 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – There may be one local issue Californian migrants actually do know more about – earthquake safety. But it is a knowledge gap that the Idaho Geological Survey is working to close. Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced today that October will be Earthquake Awareness Month in Idaho. As part of this effort, the IGS – a special program of t...
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Warm River Temperatures Lead to Cool Down in Steelhead Survival Rates
Posted: Wednesday, October 7 2009
Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – While some may enjoy hot August nights along the Columbia River, migrating steelhead take exception. Many of the fish, uncomfortable in the Columbia’s warm summer water, have been seeking refuge in cool-water tributaries along their migration route. This behavior intrigued a University of Idaho fisheries research group, who say some upriver steelhead pop...
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Capitalizing on Innovation
Posted: Wednesday, October 28 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is celebrating the accomplishments of several faculty, staff and students who – through developing innovative technologies – have furthered the university’s mission as a land-grant institution to improve the lives of Idahoans and Americans. Faculty, staff and students will receive inaugural Innovation Awards on Friday, Nov. 6. They...
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150 Next-Generation Women Scientists Converge in Coeur d'Alene
Posted: Monday, November 2 2009
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Approximately 150 tenth-grade girls will conduct laboratory tests alongside working scientists in University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho College labs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4. A full schedule of events is available upon request. High School Students Will Conduct Water Quality Research in University of Idaho and NIC Science Labs COEUR...
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Nevada, New Mexico and Idaho Band Together to Battle Effects of Climate Change
Posted: Wednesday, November 11 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho - Today’s issues related to climate change and water resources require an abundant flow of information between scientists across the country. Because of this fact, the National Science Foundation not only is providing bigger pipes for three states, it also is making sure they fit together. The NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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Unfolding Acrobatic Proteins
Posted: Thursday, November 19 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Scientists will soon attempt to unfold the secrets of a class of proteins that change their shape more often than a Ringling Brothers’ contortionist. Backed by a $360,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, computational biophysicists from the University of Idaho will join hands-on researchers from the University of South Flori...
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Northern Idaho High School Science Teachers Keep Skills Fresh in University Research Labs
Posted: Tuesday, November 24 2009
Research has Direct Application to the Region's Water Quality Written by Donna Emert COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Scientific research is only a little bit like riding a bike: you don't ever forget how, but there are always new approaches, technologies and discoveries to factor into the process. To keep their skills and knowledge up to date, four high school science teachers from Coeur d'Alene are bac...
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Lighting the Way to Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Posted: Tuesday, December 15 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Students and faculty at the University of Idaho soon will shine a light on what could be the next evolution of materials used for hydrogen fuel cells. A really, really big light. Supported by a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Department of Energy, the group will use the brightest x-ray beams in the western hemisphere to pr...
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University of Idaho Professor Named As Prestigious AAAS Fellow
Posted: Thursday, December 17 2009
Written by Ken Kingery Washington, D.C. – Gary Machlis, University of Idaho professor of conservation and science adviser to the director of the National Park Service, has been named as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 531 AAAS members have been awarded the hon...
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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Mutivity
Posted: Tuesday, December 22 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Idaho soon will begin investigating whether viruses that have adapted to higher temperatures – similar to increases due to global warming – can jump species more easily. Thanks to a $911,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group that includes a computational bi...
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Lunar Power Solutions Could Impact Earth
Posted: Wednesday, December 23 2009
Researching the best way to store energy for future lunar colonies could help solve energy issues back on Earth.
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University Statement on Scientific Misconduct Assessment
Posted: Monday, January 4 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho –The University of Idaho provides this statement on the outcome of its scientific misconduct assessment concerning professor of veterinary medicine Marie Bulgin. The specifics of these scientific misconduct assessments constitute personnel records, which are confidential under Idaho law. "In June 2009, news media reported concerns raised by several groups and individuals,...
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It’s Not Only the Gene That Counts, But How You Use It
Posted: Tuesday, January 5 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Scientists at the University of Idaho have discovered not only that different species sometimes use the same gene to produce the same adaptation, but also that how they use it can lead to different outcomes. Erica Bree Rosenblum, assistant professor of biology, studied three species of lizards living in the White Sands region of New Mexi...
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A “Good-Win” For the Future of Research in Idaho
Posted: Thursday, January 14 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – After an intensive search, Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has announced a new director; Peter Goodwin, founder and director of the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) located in Boise, Idaho. EPSCoR is a federal-state partnership intended to build research infrastructure and encourag...
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A Near Billion Dollar Impact: University of Idaho's Nellis Talks Economic Impact and Development, Research Growth During Legislative Presentation
Posted: Monday, January 25 2010
Written by Tania Thompson BOISE, Idaho – In remarks delivered today before Idaho's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, University of Idaho President Duane Nellis put the land-grant institution's bottom line before lawmakers: the University of Idaho contributes nearly $1 billion to the state's economy. "That's 1.9 percent of total state economy," said Nellis, who has been...
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University of Idaho’s Climate Action Plan Envisions a Sustainable Campus Community
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Joe Nickels MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has released a Climate Action Plan, the first step in a long-term, comprehensive strategy to make the University of Idaho a zero-emissions campus by 2030. The Climate Action Plan is a framework for both immediate and long-term action. “It is up to our generation to initiate the ...
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University of Idaho Joins Elite Forestry Research System
Posted: Monday, February 1 2010
Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – A $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help University of Idaho forestry researchers solve industry-wide problems beyond the scope of what one institution’s scientific resources can provide. The university will use the funding to establish a research site in the Center for Advanced Forest Systems. CAFS links top un...
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Disappearing Ducks? North America’s Prairie Potholes Vulnerable to Warming Climates
Posted: Monday, February 1 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research from a collaboration between the University of Idaho, South Dakota State...
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Posted: Monday, February 22 2010
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A “BEACON” for Real-Time Evolution Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 24 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s excellence in real-time evolution has been nationally recognized by its inclusion in a $25 million grant bringing together scientists across the country to research topics ranging from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to the efficiency of automobiles. The University of Idaho will join four other universities in the creation of B...
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Idaho Technology Creates Lucid Path to Texas
Posted: Friday, March 12 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team with some of the top talent at the University of Idaho is taking their two-time champion business plan to Arlington, Texas, host of the annual World’s Best Technology Showcase as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute business plan competition. The WBT Showcase features between 75 and 100 of...
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University of Idaho Students to Launch NASA Funded Project
Posted: Tuesday, April 6 2010
April 6, 2010 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Near Space Engineering Team, Vandal Atmospheric Science Team, is planning to launch a high altitude balloon on Saturday, April 10. The launch time and location will depend upon weather conditions on the morning of the launch. The goal of the April 10 flight is to measure the aerodynamic stability of a small capsule descending...
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Larry Branen to Retire, Pursue Research After Diverse, Distinguished Career At Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Bill Loftus COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho – Larry Branen, a food scientist, professor and administrator at the University of Idaho for 27 years, will retire June 30 as its associate vice president and center executive officer for northern Idaho at Coeur d'Alene. Since Branen, 65, began working in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls in 2003, the University of Idaho has expanded on ...
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Pooling for Strength: New Optical Imaging Center Creates One-Stop Scientific Shop for Researchers
Posted: Tuesday, April 20 2010
In a step designed to both create greater work efficiencies and increase collaborations, the University of Idaho has created an Optical Imaging Center: a centralized service center designed to meet the advanced optical microscopy needs of all faculty and students.
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New Courses for Sustainability Distance Education to be Created through Sustainable Idaho Grants
Posted: Monday, April 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Five University of Idaho faculty will receive grants totaling almost $20,000 from the Sustainable Idaho Strategic Initiative through its annual Greening the Curriculum grant competition. The grants will fund the development of new online courses to expand the university’s distance education curriculum related to sustainability. Selected projects have interdisciplinary ap...
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College of Graduate Studies | Greg Möller | Gary Johnson | Michael O'Rourke | Research | News Release | Sustainability
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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Receives $868,284 Grant for NASA’s Summer of Innovation
Posted: Monday, May 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) was chosen as one of only four states to participate in NASA’s Summer of Innovation (SOI) program. The ISGC’s proposal, Idaho, Montana and Utah – Summer of Innovation: NASA Education and STEM Programs for Underrepresented Populations, was awarded the full grant of $868,284 for the three year program. The SOI experience will b...
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Idaho “Nose” Explosive Detection: Grant Helps Develop Electronic Sniffer
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho researchers are nose-deep in sniffing out explosive vapors thanks to a recent $900,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense; the funding supports research into the detection of explosives. Idaho’s Patrick Hrdlicka, associate professor of bio-organic chemistry, and David McIlroy, professor of physics, will join Vladimir ...
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Idaho Researchers Aim to Unlock Plasmid Transfer Secrets
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to take the resistance out of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, University of Idaho researchers are getting down to the genetic level to figure out how multi-drug resistance plasmids increase their resistance. Thanks to a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eva Top, professor of biology, and Zaid Abdo, assistant...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Mathematics | Zaid Abdo | Eva Top | Biology | Mathematics | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | ibest
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Summer Research Programs Cultivate a New Generation of Scientists
Posted: Friday, July 23 2010
Written by Elizabeth Carney MOSCOW, Idaho – Ethan White Temple’s experience with the University of Idaho was limited to attending football games before he participated in Helping Orient Indian Students and Teachers (HOIST) to Science and Mathematics last summer. HOIST is an educational program that encourages Native American youth to complete high school and to pursue science and technology rel...
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Shreeve and Renfrew Earn Prestigious Recognition from American Chemical Society
Posted: Tuesday, August 3 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The scientific leadership of two University of Idaho faculty members has been honored by the American Chemical Society, the prestigious scientific society. Jean’ne Shreeve, professor of chemistry, and Malcolm Renfrew, professor emeritus of chemistry, have been named as 2010 ACS Fellows. “The American Chemical Society Fellows program is a distinguished affirmation of the critical ...
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Science | College of Graduate Studies | Chemistry | Jean'ne Shreeve | Chemistry | Chemistry | Research | News Release | Acknowledgements | Register Features | Graduate Education
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Stripes on Mars Research Gains Momentum
Posted: Tuesday, October 5 2010
Few undergraduate students find their work referred to in Nature Magazine and Popular Science, but for Vandal alumnus Daisuke Kobayashi that dream became a reality.
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Science | Geological Sciences | Kenneth Sprenke | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release
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New Research, Funding Opportunities Open Idaho’s Possibilities
Posted: Thursday, October 14 2010
The University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education today approved the university’s proposal to establish an applied research entity to be known as the University of Idaho Laboratory of Applied Science and Research, or LASR.
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University of Idaho Research Leader Gains Seat on Congressional U.S.D.A. Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, November 3 2010
Written by Sue McMurray   MOSCOW, Idaho – Steven Daley-Laursen, senior executive to the University of Idaho’s vice president for research and economic development and professor in the College of Natural Resources’ Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences, has been appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to a three-year term on the National Agricultural Research...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | John McIver | Research | News Release
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Innovations Awards Honor University of Idaho Plant Scientists
Posted: Friday, November 12 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho plant breeder Jack Brown is known internationally for his work with canola, mustard and rapeseed, all oilseeds that produce an impressive range of products with edible and industrial uses. Brown and two fellow College of Agricultural and Life Sciences scientists, potato agronomist Jeff Stark and wheat breeder Robert Zemetra, joined rese...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Jack Brown | Robert Zemetra | Research | News Release | Technology Transfer
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Many Hands Make Light Work: Robotic Therapy to Help Stroke Patients
Posted: Tuesday, December 14 2010
New technology could help stroke patients regain some mobility after suffering from a stroke.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Research | News Release | Eric Wolbrecht
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Donation Drives New Direction of Bioenergy Research at University of Idaho
Posted: Monday, January 3 2011
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – A $25,000 donation from Texas entrepreneur Randy Hill and his company, APT Advanced Trailer and Equipment LP, to the University of Idaho has funded research focused on converting woody biomass to energy. The gift has allowed the university to install a pilot-scale pyrolysis unit at its steam plant. Pyrolysis is a type of incineration that uses almost no ox...
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Armando McDonald Redirect | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Funding | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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World's Largest Science Society Honors Idaho Microbiologist Carolyn Hovde Bohach
Posted: Tuesday, January 11 2011
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho microbiologist Carolyn Hovde Bohach was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Tuesday for her work with E. coli bacteria and a statewide biomedical research network. A College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty member since 1990, Bohach studies the lethal enterohemorrhagic b...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Carolyn Hovde Bohach | Microbiology | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Microbiology
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Report: Plants Follow Water Downhill, Not Just Higher Temperatures Uphill
Posted: Thursday, January 20 2011
Written by Bill Loftus   MOSCOW – Climate change may allow plants to expand downhill as precipitation increases in addition to expanding uphill as temperatures rise, a University of Idaho geographer says. John Abatzoglou, an assistant professor of geography at Moscow, is among co-authors of a report in the current issue of Science magazine that shows plants in California’...
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Science | Geography | Geography | Research | News Release | Geography | Idaho at Glance | John Abatzoglou | Register Features | University of Idaho
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Arctic Adventurer Studies Changing Atmosphere
Posted: Friday, February 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The average temperature is -50 F, and the sun has just begun to make an appearance, but University of Idaho doctoral student Chris Cox doesn’t really mind: it’s the chance of a lifetime to study weather patterns in Greenland. “This is a great opportunity to study my discipline and further my doctoral work,” said Cox. “Their belief in me that I can handle it makes me want...
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Recipe for Success: $20 Million Grant Supports Collaborative Climate Research
Posted: Friday, February 18 2011
Feb. 18, 2011 MOSCOW, Idaho – Thanks to a major investment announced today by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the University of Idaho will lead research to better understand and plan for a changing climate in the Pacific Northwest. The five-year, $20 million USDA award will fund the work of a research team led by University of Idaho entomologist Sanford...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Sanford Eigenbrode | Agricultural Economics | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis | Plant Science
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University of Idaho Library Unveils New 3-D Research Technology
Posted: Tuesday, February 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho today unveiled the new home for an IQ Station, state-of-the-art technology that allows faculty, student and staff researchers to see images in 3-D. The IQ Station is a 3-D data modeling box that converts large complex datasets into interactive images. The user has a hand-held device that lets him or her manipulate the 3-D images and see them from different...
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Bridging the Gap: U-Idaho Researchers Receive HERC Funding for Innovation
Posted: Friday, March 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – One of the greatest perils in technology transfer is the Valley of Death – the place where innovative ideas and research go to die before they have the chance to arrive in the marketplace. One thing in particular makes a difference – gap funding. A major challenge with regards to the commercialization of university technology is the funding void between early stage research and a ...
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Gustavo Arrizabalaga | Armando McDonald Redirect | Erik Coats | Kerry Huber | Research | News Release | Funding | Grants | Technology Transfer
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Avista Utilities Establishes University of Idaho Graduate Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Program
Posted: Monday, March 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The importance of water resource issues and the need for environmental stewardship have inspired Avista Corp., a Spokane, Wash.-based energy company, to establish an annual scholarship for graduate students in the pioneering Waters of the West program at the University of Idaho. “Waters of the West is a relatively new program that has already gained some success, promin...
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Law | Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Jan Boll | Water Resources | Research | News Release | Scholarships | Graduate Education | Natural Resources
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Student EXPO Project Allows State Board of Education to Mine Vital Data
Posted: Thursday, April 21 2011
Mapping out a successful future often depends on the ability to understand the past.
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Engineering | Computer Science | Larry Stauffer | B.S. Computer Science | Research | News Release | Greg Donohoe
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Nellis to State Board of Education: Academic Success Drives Economic Development
Posted: Thursday, April 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – In a report today to the State Board of Education, University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis said the institution’s overall strength is recognized in many key ways, including academic quality, student success, research vitality and national reputation. Further, Nellis said, success in these areas benefit the state of Idaho by driving economic development and enhancing global co...
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USDA Grant Supports Research Team’s Focus on Sustainable Practices for Livestock
Posted: Wednesday, April 27 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho will focus their efforts on how to develop a sustainable livestock food system in the Pacific Northwest thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The University of Idaho’s research enterprise is strengthened through the support of interdisciplinary grants such as this,” said Jack McIver, vice president for research and econo...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Business & Economics | John McIver | Dev Shrestha | Tracie Lee | Steven Peterson | Nick Sanyal | Bioregional Planning | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Northern Idaho | Funding | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Eastern Washington
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Crosswalk Insights for the Vision Impaired
Posted: Monday, May 16 2011
Written by Steven Nelson MOSCOW, Idaho – Most people don’t think much about crossing the street. Even at a busy intersection, the "walk" or flashing "don’t walk" signs tell them when it is safe to cross. However, for the vision impaired, it can be challenging as they can’t see the sign or the traffic, or struggle with noise issues created by heavy traffic. Research done at the University of Ida...
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Engineering | Computer Science | Richard Wall | Electrical Engineering | Research | News Release | Graduate | B.S. Electrical Engineering | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Technology Transfer | Computer Science
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University of Idaho Research Assesses Ecological and Social Impact of Extreme Wildfire in Northern Rockies
Posted: Tuesday, July 19 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers recently received $ 1.2 million from NASA to support a study of ecological and social impacts of extreme wildland fires in the U.S. Northern Rockies region. The Northern Rockies region is commonly affected by large-scale wildfires that impact people’s lives and property. However, several unknowns exist of how plants a...
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Natural Resources | Alistair Smith | Peter Goodwin | Jeffrey Hicke | Eva Strand | Troy Hall | Fire Ecology & Management | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Kurt Pregitzer | Fire Ecology & Management
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University of Idaho Scientist’s New Book Taps Emerging Field of Environmental Research
Posted: Thursday, July 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Environmental scientists, military and humanitarian relief professionals, conservation managers and graduate students in a wide range of fields will benefit from a new book edited by a University of Idaho scientist and colleagues on the topic of warfare ecology, a relatively new field of study that examines the relationship between war and ecological systems. "Warfare Ecology: A N...
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University of Idaho Geneticists Develop Key Conservation Tool for Imperiled Amphibian Species
Posted: Friday, July 29 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Shy salamanders, flitting frogs and other anonymous amphibians, whose secretive ways may lead them into harm’s way, will be better protected thanks to a new conservation tool developed by University of Idaho genetic researchers. Caren Goldberg, post-doctoral scientist, and Lisette Waits, professor of wildlife resources in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, rece...
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New U-Idaho Rangeland Center Collaborative Resource for Conservation, Stewardship
Posted: Friday, September 2 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Rangelands cover half of Idaho, half of the West and half of the globe. They affect the ecological health and economic livelihood of the state and region. The challenges that face rangelands are complex and large-scale, and require integrative thinking and innovative practices to maintain and restore these lands and the human communities that rely on them. To address thes...
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The Mountain Man and the Beetle: Robert Redford’s Conservation Legacy Honored
Posted: Thursday, September 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – But can it act? There’s a new beetle on the block, and it goes by Redfordi, for its namesake, actor and conservationist Robert Redford. The water beetle, discovered in 2007 by University of Idaho and Montana State University researchers, honors Redford and one of his pivotal roles, the mountain man Jeremiah Johnson. The beetles were collected from Jerry John...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | James Johnson | Research | Rocky Mountains | Entomology
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Two $40 Million Grants Fuel Collaborative, Renewable Energy Research in Northwest
Posted: Wednesday, September 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Recent breakthroughs in biofuels technology could result in a “greener” jet stream across the Pacific Northwest. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced major grants to the University of Washington and Washington State University; the two separate five-year grants are $40 million each. The University of Idaho will partner in...
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Natural Resources | Steve Hollenhorst - MOSS | Mark Hoversten | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis
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Changing the Way the University of Idaho Does Business
Posted: Monday, October 3 2011
By Donna Emert POST FALLS, Idaho – In keeping with the its land-grant mission to share its discoveries and research findings in support of Idaho’s economic development, the University of Idaho is introducing a robust support mechanism for private sector research and development and technology transfer. A newly established not-for-profit entity, the Laboratory for Applied Science Research – LAS...
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Zebra Chip Finds Its Way to Idaho’s Potato Fields
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – A potato pest from points south has reached Idaho, University of Idaho Extension specialists with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences confirmed this week. It was reported last month in Oregon and Washington. There are no known health safety or nutritional problems associated with zebra chip. Zebra chip is named for the dark bands that develop in potatoes infected by...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | Twin Falls | Extension
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Idaho’s Agricultural Research Enhanced through Multi-Million Dollar Endowments from Idaho Wheat Commission and Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Posted: Friday, January 6 2012
BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Wheat Commission today announced a plan to create two faculty research endowments with $2 million to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to support Idaho’s 4,500 wheat growers and their $766 million-per-year harvest. In addition, Limagrain Cereal Seeds has agreed to collaborate with the college on breeding new wheat varieties for Idaho and...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho | Office of the President | Extension | Nez Perce County
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IGEM and University Research Come Together to Boost Economy
Posted: Wednesday, January 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a tough economy out there. Unpredictable stock markets, fears of further recession and scarce job openings have made it imperative that Idaho do everything it can to keep business doors open and the economy growing. University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis joined with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Boise State University President Bob Kustra and Idaho State University...
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Collaborative Planning Expert to Speak at University of Idaho Research Park and Moscow Campus
Posted: Wednesday, February 15 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho bioregional planning and community design faculty and research scientists are collaboratively sponsoring a guest lecture by Richard Margerum, associate professor and head of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Magerum will present “Beyond Consensus: Adaptive Management and Organizational Networks in Wat...
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University of Idaho Awarded Two Grants to Advance Sustainable Transportation Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 22 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two grants recently received by the University of Idaho will support the efforts of university researchers to make the nation’s transportation system more sustainable. The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Department of Transportation to lead a national Tier 1 University Tra...
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Hot Plate Science: High School Students Learn To Make Nanoparticles at U-Idaho-CDA
Posted: Thursday, April 5 2012
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Lake City High School chemistry teacher Kevin Haler has gone deeper into the lab than many K-12 teachers dare to venture. Haler is part of an interdisciplinary research team working in the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene laboratory. They have been studying silver and gold nanoparticles for use in biosensors that can rapidly detect and identify microorganisms an...
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University of Idaho Presents NASA Space Colonization Research
Posted: Thursday, April 26 2012
HOUSTON, Texas – The University of Idaho, in coordination with NASA, is hosting a panel on the research it has done on alternative energy storage capability and how it can be used on Earth and in future space colonization Wednesday, May 2 at the university’s main campus in Moscow. Joe Law, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a team of four student interns will discuss...
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U-Idaho, University of Maryland Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Over Time Among Healthy Women
Posted: Wednesday, May 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new joint study by the University of Idaho and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences. The scientists believe these microbes affect a woman’s susceptibility to infection and other ...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Microbiology | Biology | Biology | Research | News Release | Scott Wood | ibest | ibest | Biology
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Largest Nuclear Energy University Programs Grant Awarded to University of Idaho
Posted: Thursday, May 10 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The United States Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded three new research and development projects to the University of Idaho. The $2.56 million total value of these projects is the largest amount awarded to any single institution. In addition, the University of Idaho was also awarded a three-year graduate fellowship. A total of $4...
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Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Center for Advanced Energy Studies | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Safety
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Staying Well Ahead of Hackers and Protecting the Public
Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2012
Cybersecurity research at the University of Idaho is helping to safeguard computers’ vast stores of data vital to individuals, companies and complex computer networks controlling everything from banking to the air traffic control system.
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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Jim Alves-Foss | B.S. Computer Science | Computer Science, M.S. or Ph.D. | Research | News Release | Graduate | Security
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