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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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Ken Cain
Posted: Monday, February 22 2010
Associate Professor of Fishery Resources
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Natural Resources | College of Graduate Studies | Fishery Resources | Research | Acknowledgements | Register Features
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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 Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Eastern Idaho
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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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Scott Minnich | Environmental Science | Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho
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University of Idaho Livestock Researcher Focuses New Book on Feed Efficiency
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Making sure cattle use their feed efficiently is key to affordable beef and sustainable businesses, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill, whose book on that topic was published in September. Hill, a livestock physiologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has spent much of his career conducting feed efficiency studies on cattle. His studies...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Rod Hill | Research | Beef | Animal Science
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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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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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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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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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College of Graduate Studies | Research
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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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Research | News Release | Sustainability
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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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Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | coeur d alene | Provost
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Technology-Driven Research Leaves Pygmy Rabbit Habitat Untouched
Posted: Monday, June 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2014 – Pygmy rabbits are benefitting from the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used to conduct research on their southern Idaho habitat. While the rabbits’ homes are left undisturbed by the research, the technology is making a huge impact on the future of UAS use in Idaho. “This is like the satellite imagery of 15 years ago,” said Janet Ra...
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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Western Forests Recover Quickly From Natural Wildfires
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – Lodgepole pine forests recover within a century following severe wildfires, according to a three-year study led by the University of Idaho in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The research gives a benchmark for better understanding the impacts of naturally occurring wildfires.  The results were published recently in “New Phytologi...
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Natural Resources | Research | News Release | Philip Higuera
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Physics Professor Wins Idaho EPSCoR Award for Nanotechnology Research
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – David McIlroy’s dedication to nanotechnology has opened doors for research at the University of Idaho and across the state. In recognition of these efforts, McIlroy, a UI professor of physics, has won the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.  Idaho’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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Science | Physics | David McIlroy | Research | News Release
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White House Releases National Climate Assessment with UI Researcher’s Look at NW Ag Impacts
Posted: Tuesday, May 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 6, 2014 – The White House released a new National Climate Assessment Tuesday that includes a section in the Northwest chapter about impacts to the region’s agriculture authored by University of Idaho researcher Sanford Eigenbrode. An entomologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Eigenbrode is one of some 300 members of the report’s writ...
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Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team Wins National Competition
Posted: Monday, May 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 5, 2014 – After four days of competition and several hundreds of hours of effort, the University of Idaho’s Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team returns to Moscow winners of the 2014 national Formula Hybrid Competition.  The Vandal racing team – also known as Voltz N’ Boltz – drove home with the competition’s top prizes. The team ear...
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Engineering | Research | News Release
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UI Researchers Contribute High-Mountain Climate Expertise to IPCC Report
Posted: Friday, May 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 1, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Vladimir and Elena Aizen joined researchers across the globe to write the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which was released in April.
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Geography | Elena Aizen | Vladimir Aizen | Research | News Release
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UI’s Daley-Laursen Named to National Agricultural Research Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 8, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed University of Idaho professor and administrator Steven Daley-Laursen to the National Agricultural Research, Education, Economics and Extension Advisory Board, or NAREEE.
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Research | News Release | Steven Daley-Laursen
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UI Professor Finds Deserts as Significant Carbon Sink in Long-Term Study
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 7, 2014 – A 10-year study in the Mojave Desert shows that deserts may have a larger role in offsetting carbon dioxide than previously thought. The results were published Sunday in Nature Climate Change.
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Natural Resources | Beth Newingham | Research | News Release | Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A new University of Idaho computer nicknamed “Big-STEM” isn’t much larger on the outside than your average computer tower. But what’s inside puts everyday PCs — and most other computers — to shame. When Big-STEM goes fully online this summer, it will be one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the United States.
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Science | Engineering | Physics | Jim Alves-Foss | Marty Ytreberg | Research | News Release
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Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium Registration Open
Posted: Thursday, March 6
Registration is now open for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium at www.ibest.uidaho.edu/events/inland-northwest-genomics-research-symposium/ The symposium will be held May 22, 2014 at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. The Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium (INWGRS) provides a unique learning opportunity for engaged scientists and those interested in becoming familiar...
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Science | Research | Faculty and Staff Announcement | ibest
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UI Professor Unearths the Surprising Geology Deep Beneath the Galápagos Islands
Posted: Tuesday, January 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho geologist Dennis Geist is digging deep into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most unusual island chains, the Galápagos. He and a team of researchers from across the nation have published a paper that challenges some of the conventional explanations of how the islands’ geology has formed. Geist describes the rock layer deep below the Gal&...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Dennis Geist | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | University of Idaho
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UI Prof Works with International Team to Study How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold
Posted: Sunday, December 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2013 – A team of plant researchers including University of Idaho biologist David Tank has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results will be published Dec. 22 in the journal Nature.
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Biological Sciences | David Tank | Research | News Release
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UI Names Lee Ostrom New Associate Dean for College of Engineering
Posted: Monday, December 16 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Following a national search, the University of Idaho has appointed Lee Ostrom as associate dean for the College of Engineering and director of academic programs for the university’s Idaho Falls Center. Ostrom currently serves as the director of the college’s industrial technology program and will begin his new role effective Jan. 5, 2014. “As a faculty mem...
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Engineering | Lee Ostrom | Robert Smith | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | University of Idaho | engineering
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UI Report Details Idaho’s Hispanic Students’ Attitudes and Experiences
Posted: Thursday, November 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Hispanic students make up the fastest growing demographic group in Idaho’s education system, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. They have very high aspirations for continuing education beyond high school but face challenges in terms of achievement and understanding what’s involved...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow | Office of Community Partnerships | Melinda Hamilton
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Everyone on Earth is in Scientifically Significant New Image of Saturn
Posted: Tuesday, November 12 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 6, 2013 – A panorama of the majestic Saturn system, as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled today in a new mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission. It sweeps 404,880 miles across Saturn and its inner ring system, including all of Saturn's rings out to the E ring.
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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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UI Researchers, Partners Receive USDA Grant to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Biofuel
Posted: Wednesday, November 6 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry, and government consortium – including researchers at the University of Idaho – to study the major challenges limiting the use of insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable resource for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agr...
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Natural Resources | Jay O'Laughlin | Mark Coleman | Research | News Release | Randy Brooks | Robert Keefe
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UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn’s Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission
Posted: Thursday, October 24 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including scientists at the University of Idaho, revealed this week a new view of Saturn’s moon Titan.
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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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UI/Costa Rican Interdisciplinary Study Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Posted: Thursday, October 17 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Bats. Pineapple. People. What do they all have in common? All are factors in an interdisciplinary study recently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $249,000 Coupled Natural Human Ecosystems grant is the first of its kind received by the University of Idaho. Lisette Waits, a professor in the UI College of Natural Resources’ Department of Fish and Wildl...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Lisette Waits | John McIver | Nilsa Bosque-Pérez | Research | News Release | Office of the President | President's Office
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University of Idaho Earns National Recognition for Economic Engagement
Posted: Monday, October 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is one of just 16 institutions nationwide honored as the inaugural group of Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities.
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Increased Bandwidth Will Help University of Idaho Researchers Share, Move Data
Posted: Thursday, September 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – As scientists’ abilities to collect enormous amounts of data increases, so does the need to store and share the data. The University of Idaho has received a grant to increase its core network bandwidth tenfold, allowing researchers to share data more effectively and efficiently in Idaho and worldwide. The National Science Foundation, or NSF, awarded the university near...
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Natural Resources | Science | Research | News Release | ibest
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Idaho Geologic Map Honored for Design, Quality Science
Posted: Wednesday, September 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The comprehensive, rainbow-hued geologic map of Idaho released in 2012 has received top honors from the Association of American State Geologists.
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Geological Sciences | Research | News Release
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UI’s Second Annual IBEST Research Expo Features Innovative Research
Posted: Monday, September 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho will host the second annual IBEST Science Exposition Oct. 18, 2013. With research ranging from robotic behavior and antibiotic resistance to preventing the extinction of the Tasmanian devil and understanding the tree of life, the IBEST Research Exposition demonstrates the broad dept...
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Science | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | ibest
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UI Researchers' Study on Predator Deprivation Earns National Award
Posted: Monday, September 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — A study performed by several University of Idaho alumni on the response of mule deer to the reduction of coyotes and mountain lions in Southeastern Idaho is receiving national attention. Edward O. (Oz) Garton, professor emeritus at the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, helped design the study and analyze data that earned The Wildlife Society’s 2013 Mono...
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Lt. Gov. Little to Speak at Statewide Economic Development Summit
Posted: Friday, September 20 2013
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise.
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UI Transportation Technology Center Receives National Grant for Research
Posted: Thursday, September 19 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Whether investigating vehicle crash risks, making streets safer for pedestrians or engineering low-emission snowmobiles, researchers in the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology design the transportation systems of the future.
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Engineering | Civil Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | M.S., M. Engr., or Ph.D. Civil Engineering | Research | News Release | Karen Den Braven
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UI Joins Mountain West Regional Health Research Network
Posted: Wednesday, September 18 2013
The University of Idaho is joining 12 other Mountain West universities to strengthen the region’s health research capability through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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Statistical Science | Research | News Release | Statistical Science
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Registration Open for Statewide Economic Summit
Posted: Tuesday, September 10 2013
BOISE, Idaho – Registration is now open for the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, hosted by the University of Idaho in collaboration with state economic development agencies and organizations. The summit will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise. Registration is $75 and includes an evening reception Sept. 30 and lunch Oct. 1. The summit provides...
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University Receives Grant for Water Resources Education
Posted: Thursday, September 5 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will take the lead in training the West’s next generation of international water resources management professionals with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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College of Graduate Studies | Water Resources | Research | News Release
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Idaho Researchers Earn Grant for High-Tech Tools to Study Watersheds
Posted: Thursday, August 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho researchers are joining with scientists in Nevada and New Mexico to study watersheds in the western United States with the help of virtual tools.
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Fisheries Professor Hooks National Award for Research
Posted: Tuesday, July 23 2013
Michael Quist, a University of Idaho associate professor of fish and wildlife sciences, has won a national award recognizing his excellence in research.
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Research | News Release | Michael Quist
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UI Biologist Heads Summer Research to Increase Salmon, Trout and Lamprey
Posted: Tuesday, June 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — In an effort to boost stocks of steelhead trout, Chinook salmon and Pacific lamprey, a team of University of Idaho researchers will begin a three-faceted study in the coming months. A $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the work. Co-investigator Christopher Caudill is an assistant professor in the department of fish and wildlife sciences in...
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Research | News Release | Bonneville
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Invasive Snails are Target of UI, USGS Environmental DNA Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 19 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a way to identify New Zealand mudsnail infestations in their earliest stages – using only the small bits of DNA the snails shed in the water.
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Lisette Waits | Research | News Release
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UI, Micron Pilot Programs Support STEM Education in Three Idaho Communities
Posted: Wednesday, June 5 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho’s science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – Education Research Initiative is launching innovative programs in three Idaho communities to support student academic success and increase interest in STEM education.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Education | Research | News Release | Cori Mantle-Bromley | Melinda Hamilton
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Idaho Universities Awarded $20M Grant to Study Interaction of Landscapes and Cities
Posted: Monday, June 3 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers from the University of Idaho and partner institutions across the state will study the ways society and landscapes are interconnected thanks to a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF.
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John McIver | Peter Goodwin | Research | News Release
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Recent Grad’s Research Helps State Plan Chinook Salmon Season
Posted: Wednesday, May 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Spring is here, Chinook salmon are swimming from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho hatcheries and rivers where they were born – and anglers are waiting for them. But how do state management agencies balance the need for adequate numbers of Chinook in the fisheries against anglers’ desire to stock their larders?
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Research | News Release | Michael Quist
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Annual Innovation Showcase Announces Award Winners
Posted: Friday, April 26 2013
University of Idaho students and student teams demonstrated their exceptional skill, confidence and knowledge at the annual Innovation Showcase on April 23. Judges selected as award winners 15 students and student teams from among the 84 participants.
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College of Graduate Studies | Research | News Release
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U-Idaho’s Student Engineering Projects Showcased at 20th Annual Design EXPO
Posted: Tuesday, April 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Engineering Design EXPO celebrates its 20th year on Friday, April 26, with student presentations, project demonstrations and a keynote address from molten metal processing expert and U-Idaho alumnus Bob Wagstaff. The free event is the Northwest’s longest-running interdisciplinary initiative featuring student innovations. More than 50 stu...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Larry Stauffer | Research | News Release | engineering
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U-Idaho receives $5.1 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho a five-year grant for $5.1 million in continued support of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Research | News Release
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Goldwater Scholars Exemplify Excellence at U-Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Ranking University of Idaho undergraduates competitively with students from across the nation, physics sophomore Rebecca La Verne Winzer and mechanical engineering junior Kevin Witkoe were both recently named Goldwater Scholars. “I am pleased to see two of our students earning scholarships in a nationally and highly competitive program like the Goldwater Scholarship,&r...
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U-Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team Has Banner Year at International Competition
Posted: Monday, March 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team won a record number of awards – nearly half of those possible – at an international competition earlier this month that challenges engineering students to build quieter, lower-emission snowmobiles. The 13-member team took third place overall at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobi...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Research | News Release | engineering | Mechanical Engineering
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Waste Not, Want Not: Solid Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment is the Focus of U-Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium
Posted: Monday, February 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Changing regulations and the prospect of fewer federal dollars mean wastewater treatment and solid waste management are critical concerns for today’s city planners, commercial developers, elected officials and facilities operators nationwide. That’s why the University of Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium is focusing on “Community Stewa...
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Priscilla Salant | Environmental Science | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | Twin Falls | Office of the President | Duane Nellis | environment | Environmental Science | President's Office | Office of Community Partnerships
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Avista and Water Resources Program Announce Annual Scholarship Winners
Posted: Thursday, February 21 2013
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Environmental Science and Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo, a doctoral student working with Jan Boll and Erin Brooks of the biological and agricultural engineering department will be awarded $3,000. He is researching th...
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Engineering | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Jan Boll | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Environmental Science | Water Resources | Research | News Release | environment | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Water Resources
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$718,304 in Competitive Grants Awarded to Faculty Members.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013
University of Idaho faculty members of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $718,304 in competitive grants as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action". The award will be dispersed over two years. $513,304 for 2013-14 academic year, and $204,836 for the 2014-15 academic year. These funds support nine projects involving 1...
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Seattle Philanthropists Create Endowed Chair and More at U-Idaho
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A Seattle couple has donated $3.3 million to the University of Idaho to benefit faculty, students and facilities. The gift, from husband and wife Tom Alberg and Judi Beck, will establish the university’s first fully funded endowed chair, a pair of graduate student fellowships, establish a separate faculty excellence fund and pay for costs associated with the constructio...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Anthony S. Davis | Research | News Release | Donor | Funding | Fellowships | Duane Nellis | Kurt Pregitzer | Advancement | CNR
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U-Idaho Ecologists Offer Plans on Preserving Nation’s Biodiversity
Posted: Wednesday, January 23 2013
By Jill Maxwell The protected areas network within the continental United States is often viewed as one of the country’s best tools for securing vegetation communities and the species they support into the future. Yet, the current network of protected U.S. lands does not fully capture the entire range of the country’s vegetation communities or ecological systems. The failure to ade...
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Natural Resources | Research | News Release | Soil
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Idaho Geological Survey and U-Idaho Explore for Geothermal Energy
Posted: Thursday, January 10 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to provide the most accurate assessment of high-temperature geothermal energy potential in the region, the Idaho Geological Survey recently drilled new wells in southeastern Idaho. “These new thermal gradient wells will provide the first accurate picture of the heat flow regime beneath this important volcanic province,” said project leader John Welha...
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Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | Geology
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Regents Give Go Ahead For New U-Idaho Research Complex
Posted: Tuesday, December 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Board of Regents at its monthly meeting last week in Coeur d’Alene gave the university the go ahead to invest $3.6 million in planning and preparation for the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. This work will prepare the way for building to begin in 2014 with a target completion date of fall 2016, making it the first academic building co...
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New Year will Bring Change in Ag Dean
Posted: Friday, December 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – John Hammel will close out his time as the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences this month after nine years in the position to pursue full-time teaching and research opportunities. “I have greatly appreciated the time that I have served as dean – in spite of some challenging times, we have seen advances with our partners around the state. I look...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | News Release | Duane Nellis | Extension | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | President's Office | Copy President's Office for Backup
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U-Idaho Biologist Investigates a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - University of Idaho biologist Lee Fortunato’s innovative new research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself. Fortunato, an associate professor of biological sciences, has spent more than 15 years studying human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and her recent research was published today in the Public Library of Scien...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Research | News Release
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Transportation Institute Receives $3.4 Million in Further Research Funding
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
The extension of a federal grant will allow researchers at the University of Idaho to continue their work to improve the nation’s transportation system for people and the environment. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, or NIATT, a total of $3.4 million to run a Tier 1 University Transportat...
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Engineering | Ahmed Abdel-Rahim | Research | News Release
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Engineering Student Receives President’s Award for Minority Doctoral Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, November 28 2012
In an effort to promote diversity within graduate education and recruit the best and brightest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the University of Idaho’s President’s Doctoral Scholars Award helps minority students continue their studies and research. President M. Duane Nellis has named mechanical engineering student Anthony Rey DeLeon the recipient of...
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Science | Engineering | Research | News Release | Diversity | ibest | engineering | Office of the President
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New Idaho Geological Survey Map a Boon to State’s Economic Development
Posted: Wednesday, October 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Map enthusiasts, geoscientists and resource managers this week will welcome the Idaho Geological Survey’s first release in 35 years of an all-encompassing geologic map of the Gem State. Geologic maps – in addition to showing regular features like mountains, rivers, plains, towns and roads – include details on the distribution, nature and age relationships of rocks, faults and stra...
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Science | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | Geology
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U-Idaho Celebrates Ag Days Oct. 5-6
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni and friends, and high school students interested in learning about agricultural careers, will help celebrate Ag Days on the University of Idaho campus Oct. 5 and 6.   Some 200 high school students typically attend Ag Days to participate in FFA career development events and sample the college’s academic offerings ...
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National Agricultural Teachers Group Honors U-Idaho Dairy Professor Ahmadzadeh
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
MOSCOW -- Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor of dairy science, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award during the group’s annual conference recently. “Your selection as a NACTA Teacher Fellow is an international recognition of your excellence in teaching and your commitment to the scholarship of...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Research | News Release | Extension | Animal & Veterinary Science: Dairy | Animal Science | Amin Ahmadzadeh
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Probiotics, prebiotics, health the focus of U-Idaho-WSU food science symposium
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Topics centering on the health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics are the focus of a free, public symposium to be offered at Washington State University Nov. 1-2. "This is a wonderful opportunity for not only faculty and students at our local universities but also the Moscow-Pullman community,” said Denise Smith, director of the WSU and University of Idaho School of...
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U-Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day Sept. 14 Shifts to Pomology Orchard and Vineyard
Posted: Friday, September 7 2012
PARMA, Idaho – The annual University of Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day planned Friday, Sept. 14 will shift entirely to the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard this year. In past years the day began at the Parma Research and Extension Center’s headquarters. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. sharp at the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site, which is located abo...
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Changing the World One Leg at a Time: U-Idaho Researcher Breaking Down Barriers for Amputees
Posted: Wednesday, July 25 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – One leg, two legs or no legs, it’s all about living a normal life. Unless you’re South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who will be the first ever amputee to compete in the Olympics on the track – thanks in part to a team of researchers, including University of Idaho’s Craig McGowan. Born without fibulas or the small...
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New Branches (of Knowledge) Help Grow the Tree of Life
Posted: Wednesday, July 18 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a revolutionary time in biology and resulting data are piling up. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho associate professor of biological sciences, and his peers are hoping to add to a global research corps of knowledge focused on evolution, with the help of a three-year, $4 million National Science Foundation grant. “As we’re sequencing whole genomes of a wide v...
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Organic Production Research Reviewed at July 24 Field Day at Kimberly R&E Center
Posted: Thursday, July 12 2012
KIMBERLY, Idaho – A field day to report on organic research conducted by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center is planned July 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The Organic Research Field Day will feature current U-Idaho research projects focused on organic production of potato, dry bean, forages and cover crops. ...
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Annual U-Idaho Pest Management Tours June 27 at Aberdeen, June 28 at Kimberly
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours are planned June 27 at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and June 28 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Registration for the free tours that are open to the public will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour starting at 8:30. A sponsored lunch at noon will conclude the tours. Attendees will received 3 ISD...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | Twin Falls | Extension
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Global Seed Company, University of Idaho Agree on Novel Wheat Pact
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho State Board of Education today approved an innovative agreement between the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds, one of the world’s largest seed companies, that expands graduate education in agriculture and wheat variety development opportunities. “This agreement is important to meet the needs of Idaho’s wheat growers and our ability to serve a...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | Extension | Nez Perce County | Latah County
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Research | News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis | University of Idaho
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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