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UI Researcher, Chinese Team Report Wheat, Barley Breeding Advance

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:35:00 -0700

A team of Chinese researchers led by a University of Idaho wheat geneticist reported today the discovery of a new crop-breeding advance that can lead to higher yields and more efficient efforts to develop new and better wheat and barley varieties. Read more

NASA Physicist, National Park Service Leader Newest Inductees into UI Hall of Fame

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:15:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will induct two new members into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Friday, May 12. John Norbury and Roger Contor will become the newest members of the Hall of Fame, which was created in 1962 to recognize living alumni who achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. Read more

Hands-on High School Journalism Workshop set for May 19 in Coeur d’Alene

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0700

COEUR D'ALENE — North Idaho high school journalism students can get hands-on experience in reporting or design during a workshop sponsored by the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media May 19 in Coeur d’Alene. Read more

Hands-on High School Journalism Workshop set for June 9 in Idaho Falls

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:58:00 -0700

IDAHO FALLS — High school journalism students can get hands-on experience in reporting or design during a workshop sponsored by the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media in Idaho Falls on June 9. Read more

UI Graduate Students Bring Water Resources Events to Community

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:43:00 -0700

A group of graduate students from the University of Idaho College of Education and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences have created a suite of events to engage the community in discussions about water resources over the next three weeks.

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UI Dedicates Bike Shelter in Memory of Civil Engineering Professor April 27

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the Dixon family will come together to dedicate a bike shelter memorial in honor of late UI civil engineering Professor Michael P. Dixon on Thursday, April 27. Read more

1,482 Students Statewide Eligible to Graduate from UI

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:03:00 -0700

Approximately 1,482 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,551 degrees. UI students have applied for 1,119 bachelor’s degrees, 85 law degrees, 33 doctorate degrees, 13 specialist degrees and 301 master’s degrees. Some UI students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

Austin Lecture Discusses Role of Chromatin in Protecting DNA and Human Health

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0700

Biochemist and biophysicist Michael J. Smerdon will discuss the important role the protein chromatin plays in repairing DNA at the University of Idaho College of Science’s 12th annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the UI Menard Law Building Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO: What Kind of Future Will You Engineer?

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event builds on the college’s Grand Challenges program designed to prepare students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century. Read more

Jerry McMurtry Appointed Dean of College of Graduate Studies

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Jerry McMurtry has been named as the next dean of the College of Graduate Studies, effective April 23, 2017. McMurtry has served as interim dean since November 2015.
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Spring Commencement Includes 75 Degrees from UI Boise and Twin Falls

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Students graduating from the University of Idaho Boise and Twin Falls centers are eligible for 75 degrees this spring. At UI Boise, 67 students applied for three bachelor’s degrees, 31 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, 25 law degrees and seven specialist degrees this spring.
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78 Students Set to Graduate from UI Coeur d’Alene on May 8

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

COEUR D'ALENE — Seventy-eight graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 78 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Candidates from UI Coeur d’Alene applied for 48 bachelor’s degrees, 28 master’s degrees and two specialist degrees. Read more

27 Students Eligible to Graduate from UI Idaho Falls on May 4

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

IDAHO FALLS — Twenty-seven graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 27 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls. Candidates from UI Idaho Falls applied for four bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s degrees and four doctorate degrees.
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UI Sponsoring “Megafires” Presentation at Kenworthy May 3

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:08:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is sponsoring a live, multimedia presentation titled “Era of Megafires” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Two UI Law Students Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two students in the University of Idaho College of Law have been awarded 10-week summer fellowships from the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fund. Second-year student — Chase Phillips and first-year student Katharine Wongmankitkan will take part in the fellowships this summer. Read more

Startup Teams Win More than $36K in Regional Business Competitions

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Startup teams from the University of Idaho continue to score top honors and cash to help fund their business ideas, bringing home more than $36,000 from regional business competitions this spring as they gear up for this weekend’s Idaho Pitch competition, sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.

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Kino Short Film Festival Runs April 30 and May 1 at the Kenworthy

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:03:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Kino Short Film Festival begins at 1 p.m. April 30, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St. and continues at 7 p.m., May 1, 2017.

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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From UI MFA Students

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:48:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the MFA Exhibit “Unmasked Possibilities.” The exhibit opens Friday, April 21, and runs through Saturday, May 26. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday at the gallery.

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Author, Researcher Debunks 1950s Mythology of the American Family on April 21

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:56:00 -0700

Stephanie Coontz has spent her career studying relationships and the family. One of her most popular books, “The Way We Never Were,” debunks the 1950s mythology of the American family as symbolized by popular television shows. Read more

TEDxUIdaho Returns to University of Idaho Campus

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:35:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s student-led TEDx event will tackle the idea of “What’s NeXt?” for society at its third annual event, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in UI’s Hartung Theater.
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Individual Glacier Shapes Influence Ice Loss in Greenland, Researchers Find

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Thinning glaciers in Greenland play a major role in rising sea levels around the globe. An international team of researchers, including a University of Idaho professor, have found that the glaciers’ shapes influence how quickly they thin and melt — allowing them to identify which glaciers are most likely to contribute to sea level rise. Read more

Dash After Dark 5K Fun Run is April 26

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:12:00 -0700

University of Idaho students and the general public can help celebrate the conclusion of spring semester classes with the Dash After Dark 5K fun run April 26.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Sports Reporter to Speak at UI

Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

John Branch, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and a national sports correspondent for The New York Times, is the keynote speaker for the University of Idaho’s seventh annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium, Thursday, April 20. His free public talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium on the University of Idaho campus.

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UPDATE: Four UI Students Injured in Explosion

Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:02:00 -0700

Four University of Idaho students were transported to Gritman Medical Center Thursday night after an experimental rocket exploded in a parking lot on the Moscow campus.
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Local artAbility Artists Showcase Work on April 24

Posted Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:36:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development will host the artAbility Showcase from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the 1912 Center.
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13 UI Faculty Explore New Projects with Seed Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s 2017 Seed Grant Program.

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UI CLASS and Office of Research Celebrate Partnership with Research Exposition

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0700

Members of the University of Idaho community and the public are invited to join the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the Office of Research and Economic Development for a research exposition and reception celebrating their new venture, the Transformative Research Investment and Partnership (TRIP).

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UI Researchers Find River Structure is a Key Factor in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:09:00 -0700

Vehicle exhaust, fossil fuel emissions and other pollutants are familiar contributors to climate change. But more innocuous natural resources, like rivers and streams, contribute as well. A research team led by the University of Idaho has found that the form and structure of rivers and streams is an important factor in greenhouse gas emissions — and small rivers produce more than big ones. Read more

University of Idaho Celebrates Vandal Moms April 21-23

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating Vandal moms during its annual Moms’ Weekend activities, Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23.
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Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0700

Each April, Athena celebrates the work of faculty and/or staff members who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to professional enhancement of University of Idaho women. Athena is a University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women.

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UI Celebrates Innovation Month in April

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho celebrates Innovation Month each April to honor the creative and scholarly achievements of faculty, staff and students. Innovation Month features multiple interdisciplinary events from the College of Graduate Studies, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering and Office of Undergraduate Research. Read more

Hip-Hop Artist Post Malone Headlines Finals Fest April 29

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:02:00 -0700

Texas-based hip-hop artist Post Malone, best known for the 2015 hit “White Iverson,” will headline the University of Idaho’s annual Finals Fest later this month.

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Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium to Discuss Diversity in Idaho’s Judiciary

Posted Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:06:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal will host their annual symposium, The Gavel Gap: Promoting Diversity in Idaho’s Judiciary, on Friday, April 14, 2017. The symposium will be from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Mountain Time at the Idaho Law and Justice Center in Boise and streamed to Room 215 in the Menard Law building in Moscow. Read more

Courageous Climbers Return to University of Idaho Climbing Center

Posted Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:34:00 -0700

Children with special needs will get the chance to challenge their limits and grow their abilities during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center on Saturday, May 6.

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Vandaleers to Perform at Carnegie Hall April 9

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:24:00 -0700

The Vandaleers, the University of Idaho’s prestigious choral group, is going to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. The concert, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, is the Vandaleers’ second at Carnegie Hall. Their first performance was in 1991.
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Department of Theatre Arts Presents “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland”

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland” at 7:30 p.m. on April 20-22 and 27-29, at 2 p.m. on April 22 and 29 and at 5 p.m. on April 30 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at the door an hour before curtain, or by calling the UI Theatre Arts office at 208-885-6465. All shows are free for UI students, $5 for children 12 and under, $10 for UI faculty, staff and people 55 and over, $15 for the general public, except for the April 30 show which is by donation. Read more

University of Idaho Study Abroad Photo Contest Features Vandal Pictures

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:01:00 -0700

University of Idaho students highlighted their international studies experiences and showed off their photography skills during a recent UI Education Abroad Photo Contest.

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UI Hires Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobbi J. Gerry to the position of assistant vice provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM), effective May 8, 2017. Read more

University of Idaho to Host Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event April 8

Posted Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:43:00 -0700

The largest gaming event on the Palouse is set to take over the Idaho Commons Saturday, April 8, on the University of Idaho campus. Vandal Overnight Games is a free event that will feature open-play LAN (local-area network) areas and dozens of other attractions, including video game tournaments, virtual reality demonstrations, card games, a costume contest and free food. A $1,000 UI scholarship for fall 2017 will be awarded to a qualifying attendee. Read more

One-Day Business Summit Offers Business Development and Growth Tips

Posted Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:38:00 -0700

Aspiring entrepreneurs, new business owners and those looking to grow their businesses are encouraged to attend a one-day summit on how to successfully create and grow a business. The event is presented by the University of Idaho Boise and will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 West Chinden Boulevard. Read more

University of Idaho Theatre Arts Earns National Recognition

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:53:00 -0700

Students and faculty from the University of Idaho’s Theatre Arts Department have been honored with national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

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Women’s Law Caucus Hosting Women in the Judiciary Panel

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:52:00 -0700

The Women’s Law Caucus and the University of Idaho College of Law, will host a “Women in the Judiciary” panel from 3:30-5 p.m. April 6 at the UI College of Law courtroom in Moscow. Additional sponsorship of the event comes from the Student Bar Association, OUTLaw, Phi Alpha Delta, American Constitution Society, Black Law Student Association and Criminal Law Society. Read more

Final Auditorium Chamber Music Series Event Features Cheng Chow Trio

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0700

The 30th anniversary season of the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series concludes with a performance by the Cheng Chow Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

UI Welcomes Tribal Nations for 18th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:39:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host its 18th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Read more

Researchers Examine How Supporting Pollinators Helps Agriculture

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher. Read more

Three UI Students Earn NSF National Fellowships for Graduate Research

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Three University of Idaho students have earned prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will provide a three-year stipend of $34,000, as well as $12,000 education allowance for tuition and fees, for the recipients to pursue their graduate degrees. Read more

UI Keynote Speaker Addresses Immigrant and Farmworker Issues March 29

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:55:00 -0700

The daughter of farmworkers and an immigrant to the United States, Fatima Hernandez understands the daily struggles the immigrant community goes through every day. Read more

Nonprofit UI Foundation Celebrates Its 1,500th Endowment

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Foundation is proud to announce its 1500th endowment, funded by a gift from alumna Shirley A. (Williamson) Wentz, a dedicated educator and lifelong Vandal supporter. Read more

Conscious Campus Road Tour Returns to University of Idaho Moscow Campus

Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:00 -0700

Student-led nonprofit Turning Green will pay a visit to the University of Idaho campus Monday, March 27, as part of a nationwide tour to mobilize students about conscious living and sustainable practices.

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Idaho Law Review Symposium to discuss Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:00 -0700

The Idaho Law Review will host its 2017 symposium, Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Law, Policy & Rebellion, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mountain time Friday, March 31, at the Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium, in Boise. This symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Two Puccini One-Act Operas Staged at the University of Idaho

Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The works of Giacomo Puccini, one of the most renown opera composers, will be featured in two upcoming concerts held by the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. UI’s Opera Workshop will perform two of Puccini’s operas, “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica.” The two performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Sunday, April 2, in the University of Idaho’s Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Award-winning Poet and UI Distinguished Visiting Writer to Visit Moscow

Posted Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:04:00 -0700

Mary Szybist, an award-winning poet and the University of Idaho’s 2017 Distinguished Visiting Writer of Poetry, will be giving a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the 1912 Center. Read more

DEA Agent, U.S. Attorneys to Speak on Opioid and Heroin Abuse March 21-22

Posted Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:51:00 -0700

The University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program and Vandal Health Education are offering two programs next week discussing opioid and heroin use.
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UI Student-Led Project Brings 1925’s “Phantom of the Opera” to Life with Chamber Orchestra

Posted Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0700

A University of Idaho student’s original composition will bring fresh musical life to the 1925 silent drama “The Phantom of the Opera” during a performance in Spokane in April. Read more

Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration Honors Volunteers and Leaders

Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom, 709 Deakin Avenue, in Moscow.
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College of Graduate Studies Hosts Seventh Annual Innovation Showcase

Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The College of Graduate Studies will host its seventh annual Innovation Showcase from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13, on the fourth floor of the Idaho Commons. Read more

American Bar Association Approves First-Year Law Program in Boise

Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The American Bar Association (ABA) approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. The Idaho State Board of Education approved the first-year law program in February. A first-year law program will now be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.

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Dairy Industry’s Hispanic Workforce Benefits Communities in South Central Idaho

Posted Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:07:00 -0700

Idaho’s dairy industry has attracted a largely Hispanic labor force that includes many foreign-born workers. Communities in South Central Idaho have benefited from these workers, as well as from strong regional leadership that helped attract dairy processing industries. These are some of the findings from a recent study conducted by the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research. Read more

EPA Administrator During Obama Administration Speaks at UI Law School

Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:13:00 -0700

The Environmental Law Society and the Federalist Society will host Karl Brooks, an EPA administrator under the Obama administration, for a lecture Tuesday, March 21. The talk, “No Surprises: EPA’s Perilous Future in the Trump/Pruitt Era,” begins at 6 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday in the Menard Courtroom. It will be livestreamed to Boise at 7 p.m. Mountain time to the Idaho Law and Justice Center, Room 124. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will be catered by Panda Express with food being served at 5:30 p.m. Read more

UI Extension’s Cultivating Success Program and Farm Commons Partner offers Sustainable Farm Law 101 in Driggs

Posted Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:41:00 -0700

From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures, negotiating sales, forming an LLC, filing taxes, and getting insurance—legal issues work their way into every aspect of the sustainable farm. The good news is that developing a strong, legally resilient farm business is easier than you think. The University of Idaho Extension's Cultivating Success Program and the Farm Commons Partner will offer Sustainable Farm Law 101 in Driggs on Wednesday, March 22. Read more

Hands-on High School Journalism Workshop set for May 22 in Boise

Posted Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Hands-on journalism training is available in Boise this May during the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media’s annual High School Journalism Workshop. Read more

UI Professor Quinnett Receives Top Honor for Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

Posted Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0800

Professor Kelly Quinnett, head of performance at UI Theatre Arts, was awarded the Golden Medallion, considered one of the greatest honors in theater education, during the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Denver, Colorado, in February. Read more

ACMS Series Features Grammy-Nominated New York Polyphony March 21

Posted Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:06:00 -0800

The 30th anniversary season of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues this month with a performance by New York Polyphony, a two-time Grammy-nominated male classical vocal quartet. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Administration Building Auditorium, will feature diverse works and will include a collaboration with the University of Idaho Vandaleers. Read more

Former White House Advisor to Keynote 2017 Borah Symposium on Polarization

Posted Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:13:00 -0800

In a time when the world seems to becoming smaller through globalization, it is also pulling itself apart. This is the focus of the 2017 University of Idaho Borah Symposium, scheduled for April 3-5.

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Ginger Carney Appointed Dean of UI’s College of Science

Posted Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Ginger Carney has been named as the dean of the College of Science, as well as full professor of biology, effective Aug. 14, 2017. Read more

UI Library Selects First Think Open Fellowship Cohort

Posted Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Library has selected five faculty members for its inaugural Think Open Fellowship program. Read more

UI Hemingway Festival Announces Winners of High School Writing Contest

Posted Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Hemingway Festival’s High School Writing Contest is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s competition. Winners in each category receive a cash prize of $100 and will have their work highlighted at the Hemingway Festival Literary Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, March 4. Read more

University of Idaho Announces Winners of 26th Annual High School Art Competition

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has announced the winners of the 26th annual statewide high school art competition, “Visualizing Science,” sponsored by the College of Art and Architecture’s Art and Design program. Awards went to the following students at a reception on Friday, Feb. 24: Read more

Students Win Big at 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:30:00 -0800

After an 11-year hiatus, the competition at last week’s 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival was strong, with around 386 total entrants, consisting of soloists, combos and ensembles. Read more

Six Home Games Highlight 2017 Football Schedule

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0800

The 2017 University of Idaho football schedule includes six games at the Kibbie Dome with a Thursday night date (Aug. 31) against Sacramento State launching the season. Read more

Acclaimed Local Authors to Read During UI Hemingway Festival

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:48:00 -0800

Nine local authors will present short excerpts from unpublished works during a Sneak Peeks Reading at BookPeople of Moscow, part of the eighth annual University of Idaho Hemingway Festival. The reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 3. Read more

Animal Scientist Doumit Named College of Ag Associate Dean for Academics

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800

Some of the best advice that University of Idaho animal science professor and researcher Matt Doumit ever received about teaching came from an uncle who was a professor at Fresno State University. Read more

TEDxUIdaho Accepting Applications for Speakers

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:58:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s student-organized TEDxUIdaho event is returning to campus for the third year this spring. Read more

University of Idaho Presents “The Red Pen” in Chicago

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:06:00 -0800

Race relation issues are never black and white, as demonstrated in the new play, “The Red Pen” by Vinecia Coleman, which receives a professionally showcased, free staged-reading at Chicago Dramatists in Chicago, Illinois, at 7:30 p.m. on March 15. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested by emailing theatre@uidaho.edu to ensure a seat. Read more

Alma Mater Surprises Top Canadian Broadcaster Marilyn Denis On-Air with Honorary Degree

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho alumna Marilyn Denis has been selected as the University of Idaho 2017 commencement speaker and as an honorary degree recipient. The surprise announcement was made today, Feb. 28, during a live taping of the Canadian daytime series “The Marilyn Denis Show” on CTV.

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Jean Henscheid Named Interim Director of McClure Center

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0800

Jean Henscheid was named interim director of the University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, based in Boise. Her appointment follows the retirement of Priscilla Salant, who has served as the director since 2014. Read more

LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival Comes to Kenworthy March 2

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:21:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women’s Center will again host the only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place on Thursday, March 2, in Moscow. LUNAFEST, produced by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories.

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Study: Humans Responsible for Half of Northwest Wildfires

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:05:00 -0800

A first-of-its-kind analysis of wildfire records from 1992-2012 showed that humans started 84 percent of all wildfires nationwide. In northwestern states — including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana — humans started about half of all wildfires.

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Only 600 Seats Remain for Final 2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Concert

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 -0800

After an exciting opening concert featuring Grammy-nominee René Marie and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, tickets for the final concert of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center– are selling out quickly. Approximately 600 seats remain. Read more

Annual UIdeas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fifth annual UIdeas Symposium next week. The event will feature interdisciplinary and inspirational presentations from UI faculty sharing what they do, why they do it and how it relates to sustainability. Read more

Vandal Health Ed Promotes Positive Body Image During Awareness Week

Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:02:00 -0800

Vandal Health Education is collaborating with the UI Women’s Center and Counseling and Testing Center to promote National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 27 to March 3. Read more

K-12 Competition Begins for Area Schools at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:03:00 -0800

Competition begins at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Feb. 23. The students — about 354 entrants, consisting of soloists, combos and ensembles and representing 112 K-12 schools from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada — will compete as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary event. Read more

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Fair Comes to UI March 8

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Vandal Health Education department invites the UI community to take a moment to check-in on their mental health during UI’s inaugural Fresh Check Day March 8.
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Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb’s Speech Rescheduled for Feb. 28

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:01:00 -0800

Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb’s keynote address in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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UI Hosts Central American Youth Ambassadors this Spring

Posted Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:26:00 -0800

Twenty-six teens and three community leaders from Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras will visit the Moscow and the University of Idaho this spring as part of the Central America Youth Ambassador (CAYA) Program. Read more

UI Extension 4-H Know Your Government Draws 140 Teens to Idaho’s Capital This Weekend

Posted Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:04:00 -0800

BOISE — Nearly 160 teens will learn about leadership this weekend in Idaho’s capital city during the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Know Your Government Conference.
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University of Idaho Offers WUE Scholarship to Students from Oregon, Washington

Posted Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has expanded a scholarship program that will make it easier for Washington and Oregon students to attend college.

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State Board of Education Approves First-Year Law Program in Boise

Posted Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800

The Idaho State Board of Education approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the University of Idaho College of Law. Pending final American Bar Association approval, a first-year law program will be available in both the Moscow and Boise locations beginning this fall semester.
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Idaho Arena Moving to Design Phase

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:02:00 -0800

The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) gave the University of Idaho approval to move into the planning and design phase of the proposed Idaho Arena, a 4,700-seat facility that will house Vandal court sports and university events. The SBOE approved the next phase of the project at its meeting Wednesday in Boise. Read more

UI Hemingway Festival Offers Literature-Rich Schedule

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0800

The 2017 University of Idaho Hemingway Festival, scheduled March 3-4, will provide two days packed with literary enjoyment for the University of Idaho and the surrounding community. Read more

UI Announces Street and Parking Restrictions for Jazz Festival

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:41:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 23-25, and many will be transported via bus or van. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots on the UI campus will have restrictions during the festival. Read more

UI Library Releases Argonaut Student Newspaper Digital Collection

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Library's Digital Initiatives program has released a new website featuring digitized issues of the UI Argonaut newspaper dating from 1898 to 2010. Read more

Jazz Fest Ticket Sales Double, Participation Increases 13 Percent

Posted Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:02:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has seen a surge in interest for the 50th anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, with student participation increasing more than 13 percent. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:09:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl, at 7:30 p.m., March 3-4 and at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Avenue, in Moscow. Tickets are available at the door, 30 minutes before curtain, and are free for UI students and $10 for the general public. Read more

Legal Experts Discuss Immigration Law Under Trump Administration Feb. 15

Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:01:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic and the Multicultural Law Caucus will host a panel discussion examining immigration law and issues facing immigrants under the Trump administration.
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UI Student Video Game Studio Releases First Game, ‘Darwin’s Demons’

Posted Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:22:00 -0800

People around the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s incredible contributions to science on Feb. 12, International Darwin Day. Today, they can celebrate him again by blasting evolving digital aliens in a new video game created by University of Idaho students, “Darwin’s Demons.”

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UI Benefits From Campus Switch to LEDs Through Avista Program

Posted Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is already seeing bright economic benefits from a recent upgrade to LED lamps. Read more

UI Receives $750,000 Grant to Help Improve Idaho Schools

Posted Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:46:00 -0800

University of Idaho researchers will team with six school districts throughout the state to improve student achievement and classroom instruction, thanks to a $750,000 grant from Idaho’s State Board of Education. Read more

Graphic Designer Known for Irreverent Approach, Humor Speaks at UI Feb. 15

Posted Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:52:00 -0800

Accomplished graphic designer and storyteller Aaron Draplin has made a name for himself as a next generation design influencer with his irreverent approach to work, life and design. Read more

UI Theatre Arts, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Host Spring Break Drama Camp

Posted Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:15:00 -0800

Looking for a creative activity for your kids during spring break? University of Idaho Theatre Arts is partnering with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks to host a weeklong drama camp, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 13-17, on UI’s Moscow campus. The camp culminates in a public performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 18. Read more

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