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Award-winning Novelist Kent Meyers to read at UI Sept. 17

Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:01:07 PST

Award-winning novelist Kent Meyers will read at the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a book signing by Meyers. Meyers is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the author of five books: the novels “The River Warren” (Hungry Mind/Harcourt, 1998), &l... Read more

Staged Reading of “The Gorgon” Opens Sept. 16

Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:12:52 PST

Most of us hear the word “monster” and we turn and run. But writer Zana Previti prefers confronting monsters head on, with pen and paper, through poetry and now her first play, “The Gorgon,” will be presented by the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department as a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 16-19, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1... Read more

UI Student Receives Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship

Posted Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:31:05 PST

University of Idaho senior William Rigby has been selected as one of 15 recipients nationwide for a writing internship from the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The internship period began in August and continues through December.  “I am so honored to have received this internship and I am excited about this opportunity as I hope to become a reporter after college,” said Rigby, a na... Read more

UI Part of Effort to Improve Clothing for Wildland Firefighters

Posted Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:52:41 PST

Clothing that can protect firefighters so they can protect the public is very much on the mind of University of Idaho clothing, textiles and design professor Sonya Meyer these days. Meyer, UI School of Family and Consumer Sciences director at Moscow, is part of a national project to review wildland firefighters’ clothing to find ways to improve its effectiveness, comfort and safety. “O... Read more

UI Opens Kibbie Dome to High School Teams

Posted Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:51:11 PST

Due to persistent air quality concerns around northern Idaho, the University of Idaho has opened up the Kibbie Dome-ASUI Activity Center for use by area athletic teams. “We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer the use of our facility to these high school athletes,” said Robert Anderson, director of University Support Services at UI. “It is part of our commitment as a univer... Read more

UI Adjusts Activities Due to Air Quality Concerns

Posted Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:00:59 PST

Wildfire smoke continues to pose an air quality problem in much of the Northwest, including Idaho. Air quality conditions in the Moscow area are currently in the hazardous range.  Air quality predictions, which can change rapidly in response to fire conditions, wind, and other factors, will likely range from moderate to hazardous in the Moscow area for the foreseeable future. Visit http://air... Read more

UI Forestry Extension Publications Help Educate about Wildfire

Posted Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:07:06 PST

Protecting private property before a fire and managing land and natural resources afterward are both key concerns as wildfires continue to burn across the West. The University of Idaho Extension has free publications to help with both. “The dry, hot conditions this summer are further tested by our desire to live farther and farther into the woods, or what we call the wildland urban interface... Read more

UI and WSU Receive Grant to Help Communities Prepare for, Recover from Wildfires

Posted Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:06:44 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 24, 2015 — More than 6,000 fires have burned more than 1 million acres in the Northwest so far in 2015, with experts predicting continuing severe wildfires in coming years.  To help Northwest communities prepare for the future, University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers are studying ways to increase communities’ ability to withstand... Read more

Wildfire Smoke Causes Air Quality Problems

Posted Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:59:33 PST

Wildfire smoke continues to pose an air quality problem in much of the Northwest, including Idaho.  Air quality predictions, which can change rapidly in response to fire conditions, wind, and other factors indicate a "Moderate" to "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" condition likely in Moscow.   University activities will continue as scheduled, but we recommend that anyone with lung problem... Read more

Dean of College of Business Stepping Down in 2016

Posted Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:23:05 PST

Mario Reyes, dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho, has announced that he will step down as dean at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Reyes intends to take a retooling break before returning to UI as a business faculty member in January 2017, with retirement plans in the not too distant future.  "This is a difficult decision for me because I truly love t... Read more

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