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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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Avista Presents UI with $1 Million in Energy Savings

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0800

Avista will present the University of Idaho with a rebate for $1,044,365 following UI’s successful completion of an energy-efficiency project to replace more than 66,000 lights across campus with LED lamps. The switch, which took place during the fall semester, is expected to save the university approximately $355,000 annually. UI President Chuck Staben will accept the rebate from Avista representatives on behalf of the university. The project is the latest in an ongoing effort to improve energy-efficiency at the university.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Night of the Living Debt’ Launch Party

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

A video game that combines zombies and debt taps into popular culture to help teenagers learn about finances. “Night of the Living Debt” will be officially unveiled this Saturday, Feb. 11, as teens sit down to play the game and learn about how to get credit and stay away from debt zombies. The app, which can be downloaded for free, has already won numerous awards for innovation. Read more

Media Critic says ‘Send the Interns’ to Cover the Trump White House

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:56:00 -0800

A prominent media critic is calling for news organizations to stop sending top reporters to staged White House briefings where news takes a back seat to attacks on the media. Jay Rosen, author, blogger and journalism professor, will bring that message to the University of Idaho on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Closed Feb. 9

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

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

Law Alumnus Reginald Reeves Gives Black History Month Keynote Address

Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:35:00 -0800

Reginald Reeves of Ketchum, Idaho — an attorney and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army well known for his volunteerism — will give the keynote address during the 2017 University of Idaho commemoration of Black History Month this February. Read more

UI Visualizing Science Exhibit Brings Together Artists and Researchers

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800

A new project from the University of Idaho brings scientific research to life in art form, revealing a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines. Read more

Research: Why Wildfires Become Disasters

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:42:00 -0800

University of Idaho researchers and their international partners have conducted an unprecedented global study that establishes where mega-wildfires occur and why they become disasters. This research initiates new conversations on the important topic of how communities can better prepare for fire. The findings were published yesterday in the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

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UI Theatre Arts: “Medea: Her Story” Returns for a Special One-Night Engagement

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:03:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents a free, one-night-only remount performance of “Medea: Her Story” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Tickets are free and available at BookPeople of Moscow, at the door an hour before curtain, or by calling the UI Theatre Arts office at 208-885-6465.
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New Dual-Credit Computer Science Course Gives High Schoolers a Head Start

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

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

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects First Summer Fellowship Cohort

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

The University of Idaho’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) — a collaborative effort between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Idaho Library — has selected four faculty members for the centers inaugural summer fellows program.
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Jazz Critic-Author Ted Gioia to Speak Feb. 13 at the University of Idaho

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:18:00 -0800

Jazz historian Ted Gioia believes jazz can be part of the solution to a music world in crisis – particularly if mainstream audiences pay attention to popular musicians who are embracing jazz.

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UI Theatre Arts Student Wins National Award

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:21:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts student Keely Wright-Ogren of Orange City, Iowa, has been selected as the national winner of the 2017 Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award. The award is part of the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) prestigious Awards for Young Designers and Technicians in the Performing Arts. Read more

UI-led Climate Project Concludes Its Mission to Help Farmers Prepare for Climate Change

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:48:00 -0800

Inland Northwest farmers will be better prepared to adapt to climate change as a result of a three-state, six-year, $20 million project led by the University of Idaho, the project’s director says. Read more

Law Expert Available to Discuss Immigration Laws and Local Law Enforcement

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:12:00 -0800

Idaho Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, has introduced a bill to require local authorities to comply with federal immigration detainers when they arrest someone. The bill also discourages “sanctuary cities” by cutting off sales tax fundings to them. The proposal comes just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive action to crack down on immigrant-protecting sanctuary cities by cutting federal dollars. Read more

UI Launches First Public Digital Repository of Archaeology from American WWII Internment Camps

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

An online database – the first of its kind – is allowing visitors the chance to explore history in a digitally hands-on way. Through a collaboration between the Northwest Knowledge Network and the UI Library, University of Idaho professor Stacey Camp has created a digital repository of archaeological items discovered from the World War II internment camp in Kooskia, Idaho. Read more

Law Expert Available to Discuss President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0800

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court tonight at 8 p.m. EST. The court has been working with eight justices since Antonin Scalia’s death last year. Former Presid Read more

UI Women’s Center Stages ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 10-11

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women’s Center is presenting its annual V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow. Read more

International Studies Director Available for Comment on U.S. International Relations

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800

With President Trump’s executive orders in his first week in office, international relations are in the headlines. The United States’ financial stake in the United Nations is being examined, new U.S. ambassador to the UN – Nikki Haley – is issuing warnings to allies and the U.S. refugee policies have taken center stage. Read more

Latest Study from McClure Center Looks Deeper at Idaho’s Low ‘Go On’ Rate

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:15:00 -0800

Why aren’t more Idaho students going on to higher education? The University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy is trying to find that answer through a new study, released today.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Speaks at Law Lecture Feb. 9

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800

New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels will address criminal justice reform initiatives in Idaho at the fourth Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government Feb. 9 in Boise. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents “Titus Andronicus”

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare’s most brutal revenge tragedy, “Titus Andronicus,” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2-4, 9-11 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 12 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. The show is free for UI students. Read more

Research: Plants and Animals Together Create Fairy Circles

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800

An international team of researchers that includes UI College of Natural Resources Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences assistant professor Ryan Long is providing insight into the causes of “fairy circles,” or regular patterns of plant growth that are found in desert and grassland landscapes. These patterns – which often look as if they were drawn with precision – form across wide areas of land in circular arrangements. They have been the focus of both scientific and public interest for many years. Read more

Women’s Center and Athena Accepting Nominations for Women of the Year Awards and Virginia Wolf Awards

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women’s Center and Athena Professional Women’s Organization are now accepting nominations for their annual Women of the Year and Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service awards. The awards honor UI staff and faculty, students and community members who show a commitment to gender justice, inclusivity and women’s professional advancement. Read more

Expert Advisory: Law Expert Available to Discuss Trump Administration Immigration Policy

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:15:00 -0800

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders in his first 100 days that change immigration policy including restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, blocking visas from being issued to individuals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and calling for larger border patrol forces and increased deportations of undocumented immigrants. Read more

U.S. Ambassador, International Relations Expert Patricia Butenis Speaks at UI Feb. 8

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Ambassador Patricia Butenis, a career diplomat, will visit the UI campus from Feb. 7-9, 2017, as this year’s Distinguished Practitioner of International Affairs through UI’s Martin Institute in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

Special Hampton-Goodman Tribute at 50th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 50th year with a unique set honoring Lionel Hampton’s and Benny Goodman’s careers on Friday, Feb. 24. The Hampton-Goodman Tribute features Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Anat Cohen on clarinet, Joe Doubleday on vibraphone and Felix Peikli on clarinet. Read more

UI World Music Celebration Showcases Music from Greece, Ghana and Nepal

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0800

The Lionel Hampton School of Music’s World Music Celebration returns Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2017. The two-day event includes evening concerts and a daytime masterclass with visiting musicians from around the world. Read more

WEATHER ADVISORY: UI Idaho Falls Campus, Research Facilities Closed Jan. 24

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:22:00 -0800

Due to area weather conditions, the University of Idaho campus in Idaho Falls is closed and classes have been canceled. Read more

ISDA, UI Extension Sponsor Pesticide Stewardship Conference Feb. 1-2 in Boise

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture will sponsor the Pesticide Stewardship Conference: Managing Drift Feb. 1-2 in Boise.
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Ada County Silver and Gold Celebration Honors Volunteers and Leaders

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor two individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Ada County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, 802 W. Bannock St. #202, in Boise. Read more

UI Outdoor Program’s Annual Backcountry Film Festival Set for Jan. 25

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800

The 12th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. The event is hosted by the University of Idaho’s Outdoor Program, with all proceeds going to the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Read more

Campus Community Coalition Hosts Alcohol and Drug Abuse Meeting Jan. 26

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Campus Community Coalition on Reducing Risk Related to Alcohol & Other Drugs invites the Moscow community to discuss existing alcohol and drug harm-reduction initiatives, and share ideas about additional steps to reduce the risks associated with drinking and drug use among college students. Read more

UI Coeur d'Alene Announces High-Tech Partnership with Protelligent, Inc.

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0800

In an ongoing effort to support high-tech business growth in North Idaho, the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has established a two-year strategic partnership with Protelligent, Inc. Read more

UI Partnership with Navitas to Expand International Programs and Enrollment

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:11:00 -0800

University of Idaho and Navitas today announced the launch of a partnership to broaden international education on campus and expand learning opportunities for international and domestic students alike. The partnership will increase the University of Idaho’s capacity to deliver specialized programs to a diverse and growing population of students and enhance the University’s brand as an international study destination. The announcement comes at a time when record numbers of international students are studying in the United States, with nearly one million students enrolled in academic year 2014-15 according to the Institute of International Education. Read more

Grammy-Nominated Chiara String Quartet Performs Auditorium Chamber Music Series Jan. 26

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:10:00 -0800

The 30th anniversary season of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues this month with a performance by the Grammy-nominated Chiara String Quartet, which has been hailed as “truly breathtaking” by The Washington Post. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Administration Building Auditorium, will feature diverse works by Schubert, Brahms and a 20th century commission by Jefferson Friedman. Read more

UI Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration Keynote Canceled

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:16:00 -0800

The Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration keynote address by Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb is canceled due to adverse weather. The speech was scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

UI Moscow Campus Closed Wednesday, Jan. 18

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:44:00 -0800

Due to freezing rain and ice causing unsafe conditions, the University of Idaho campus in Moscow is closed and classes have been canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Updates about the closure will be posted on the UI website, www.uidaho.edu. Read more

Tickets on Sale Now for UI’s 2017 Hemingway Festival Literary Evening

Posted Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:05:00 -0800

Tickets for the 2017 Hemingway Festival Literary Evening are now available. The event, the premier evening and fundraising event for UI’s Hemingway Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s graduation from high school. Read more

UI Extension Plans North Idaho Cereal Schools Jan. 23-25

Posted Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0800

University of Idaho Extension will sponsor three workshops for grain growers Jan. 23-25 in Lewiston, Greencreek and Bonners Ferry. The cereal schools will feature updates on markets from the Idaho Wheat Commission and Idaho Barley Commission, comparison of costs and returns from conventional tillage and direct seeding, variety trial results, pesticide use for canola production, weed control and an analysis of dietary benefits and misconceptions about wheat. Read more

Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb Speaks at UI MLK Celebration

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:39:00 -0800

Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb will be the keynote speaker during the University of Idaho’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events, which begin Friday, Jan. 13, and run throughout February. Read more

UI Architecture Students Take Honors in “Best Use of Idaho Wood” Design Contest

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:10:00 -0800

Three University of Idaho architecture students were awarded top honors in a “Best Use of Idaho Wood” competition to design a marketplace along the Snake River in Lewiston. The projects were judged on how the designs demonstrated a creative solution and knowledgeable application of integrated design and an innovative use of wood. Read more

UI Celebrates Cultures at Annual Cruise the World Jan. 28

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho international students and employees will showcase the culture, food and music of about 30 countries during the annual Cruise the World event, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at UI’s International Ballroom in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Russian Intelligence Expert, UI Professor Available for Media Inquiries

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:51:00 -0800

Last week, the U.S. intelligence community released a public report outlining the Russian government’s ordered influence campaign directed at the 2016 presidential election. Read more

Free Shaolin Martial Arts and Musical Performance at NIC Schuler Performing Arts Center

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:02:00 -0800

Performers from the Shaolin School in Henan Province, China, will present a free martial arts and musical show in Coeur d’Alene at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the North Idaho College Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 Garden Ave. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.
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College of Education’s Online Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Education was ranked among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

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Idaho Regional Mathematics Center Hosts Online Book Club for Rural Math Teachers

Posted Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:02:00 -0800

In an ongoing effort to support math teachers at elementary schools in rural areas of North Idaho, the Regional Mathematics Center at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will offer an online book club beginning Thursday, Jan. 19.
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$45 Million UI Agricultural Research Project Gets Support from Gov. Otter

Posted Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0800

Idaho’s economically important agricultural and food processing industries and the environment will be the focus of a new $45 million research and education initiative led by the University of Idaho. Read more

WEATHER ADVISORY: UI Coeur d’Alene Campus Closed Jan. 9

Posted Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:04:00 -0800

Because of winter weather conditions, the University of Idaho campus in Coeur d’Alene is closed for Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. This closure is in effect until conditions change. Updates about the closure will be posted on the UI website, http://www.uidaho.edu/cda. Read more

National Experts Visit Coeur d’Alene to Reveal Dangers of E-Cigs and Vaping

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:31:00 -0800

Monte Stiles and Ray Lozano, two leading experts in drug education and prevention, will pay a visit to Coeur d’Alene in January to discuss the dangers of e-cigs and vaping. Read more

WEATHER ADVISORY: University of Idaho Boise Locations Closed Jan.5

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:55:00 -0800

Due to area weather conditions, the University of Idaho campus in Boise is closed Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. This closure impacts the Idaho water Center, College of Law/Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center and the UI Integrated Design Lab.
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WEATHER ADVISORY: University of Idaho Boise Locations Closed Jan. 4

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0800

Due to area weather conditions, the University of Idaho campus in Boise is closed Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. This closure impacts the Idaho water Center, College of Law/Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center and the UI Integrated Design Lab. Updates about the closure will be posted on the UI website, www.uidaho.edu/boise. Read more

Free Shaolin Martial Arts and Music Performance on Jan. 20

Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800

Performers from the Shaolin School in Henan Province, China, will present a martial arts and musical show in Boise at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center (12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise). Read more

Movie “The Last Champion” to be Filmed at UI

Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800

Movie magic heads to the Palouse this week when the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center is transformed into a Hollywood film set. And producers are looking for Palouse-area extras to take part. Read more

Petrino Finalist for American Football Coaches Association Award

Posted Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:23:00 -0800

Vandal football head coach Paul Petrino is a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) Comeback Coach of the Year after leading the Idaho Vandals to an 8-4 regular-season record and a berth in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Read more

$4M Grant Funds Research into Traffic Operations, Highway and Vehicle Safety

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:26:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct collaborative research over the next five years as a member of two University Transportation Center consortiums.
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Theatre Arts Holds Auditions for “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland” Jan. 14

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:41:00 -0800

Auditions for the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department’s “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland” are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow.
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College of Education's Recreation Program Receives Accreditation

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:45:00 -0800

The recreation program in the University of Idaho College of Education has been awarded national accreditation until 2023 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT).

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Mikayla Ferenz Named Big Sky Player of the Week

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0800

Idaho sophomore Mikayla Ferenz was named the Big Sky women's basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday. It is the second time this season a Vandal has been awarded the honor. Read more

UI Researchers Win First Phase of $10 Million Everglades Clean Water Science Prize

Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:41:00 -0800

A University of Idaho research team has won the first phase of a scientific challenge to save the Florida Everglades and other freshwater resources facing critical pollution challenges. The UI researchers of Team blueXgreen created a proposal to adapt its new wastewater treatment technology that removes phosphorus and nitrogen. The proposal won The Everglades Foundation’s opening phase of the George Barley Water Prize — a four-year, $10 million competition. There were 61 international teams in the global competition’s first phase.
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Petrino is Coach of the Year, Coleman is Newcomer

Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:15:00 -0800

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, who led the Vandals to one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the nation over the past four seasons, was voted the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, while junior defensive tackle Aikeem Coleman and senior kicker/punter Austin Rehkow share the spotlight with him. Read more

UI Cattle Drive Student Team Rounds Up a Second in National Trading Contest

Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:00 -0800

University of Idaho students converted a class exercise into cash with a second-place finish in a national simulated trading contest that drew 726 teams from 233 schools across 49 states.
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UI Holiday Concert to Debut on Idaho Public Television Dec. 13

Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:02:00 -0800

The sounds of the holiday season echoing throughout the state will have a Vandal note to them this year thanks to a partnership between the University of Idaho and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV). Read more

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

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

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

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Single Night Tickets for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Sale Today

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:10:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will close each of its three days with evening concerts featuring some of the nation’s top jazz artists. Tickets for individual night performances, held Feb. 23-25, 2017, go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. Read more

Vandals Invited to Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:48:00 -0800

Four years of dedication and determination have paid off for the University of Idaho football team with its selection to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Vandals will take on Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference on Dec. 22 at Boise. Read more

Delta Sigma Phi Suspension Continued Through Spring 2017

Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will continue the suspension of Delta Sigma Phi for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year. The fraternity was found to have engaged in activities in violation of university policies on hazing, drug use and alcohol consumption. The policies are agreed upon in the Relationship Agreement signed by the university and Delta Sigma Phi under which the fraternity was authorized to house first-year students. Read more

Join the UI Jazz Choirs for Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 9

Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

Get in the holiday spirit by joining the University of Idaho Jazz Choirs on Friday, Dec. 9 for their annual holiday concert. This family-friendly holiday tradition begins at 7 p.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Cash donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more

Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Set in Caldwell Dec. 14, Burley Dec. 15

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:33:00 -0800

This year’s University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Dec. 14 and 15 in Caldwell and Burley will focus on managing crop inputs — fertilizer, pesticides and water — for better outcomes for growers. Read more

55 Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Success, Leadership and Involvement

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations will honor 55 students during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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Novels by Longtime Professor Sydney Duncombe Rediscovered, Released

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:30:00 -0800

Sydney Duncombe was one of the most influential professors at the University of Idaho, shaping a generation of Idaho leaders — including governors, mayors and senators — with his instruction of how Idaho and its government really work. Read more

UI Arena Scores a Win with Albertsons Companies’ Support

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:30:00 -0800

Albertsons Companies will have its name in lights on the University of Idaho campus with the commitment of $500,000 over the next 10 years to the new court-sports arena and naming rights to the scoreboard. The donation is a reflection of the longtime partnership between UI and Albertsons.

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Annual Celebrating Idaho Agriculture, Ag Days Events Set for Dec. 2-3

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:00 -0800

Two major events, Celebrating Idaho Agriculture and Ag Days, will draw hundreds of students, alumni and friends to events on the University of Idaho campus Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3.

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Olmstead Joins CALS as Assistant Dean for Government and External Relations

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:40:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will add Brent Olmstead, an experienced Idaho agricultural lobbyist and policy advisor, to its leadership team. Read more

UI Awards 655 Degrees at Fall Commencement Ceremony

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 655 degrees in December at the University of Idaho fall commencement ceremony. Candidates applied for 476 baccalaureate degrees, 129 master’s degrees, 29 doctoral degrees, 11 law degrees and 10 specialist degrees.
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Dairy Genomics Workshops Start Nov. 28 in Jerome, Help Producers Evaluate New Tests

Posted Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:00:00 -0800

A nationwide series of dairy genomics workshops conducted by researchers from the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Washington State University and other land-grant universities will begin Monday, Nov. 28 in Jerome. Read more

Short, Snappy, Sweet and Strange: There’s Something for Everyone at the 10-Minute Play Festival

Posted Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0800

A trench in Iraq, an asteroid, some not-so-wicked witches and an earthquake – this year’s 10-Minute Play Festival will captivate audiences with a full schedule of plays. The three-day event, beginning Dec. 5, will feature 14 short productions directed and performed by University of Idaho Theatre Arts students. Read more

Student Entrepreneurs win $3,500 at Business Pitch Contest

Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Business & Economics awarded $3,500 in prize money to four teams during the fall 2016 Idaho Pitch competition on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more

2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Series Ticket Sales Begin Nov. 19

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

From the first note to the final number, this year’s University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival promises to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Tickets to the full 2017 series of evening concerts, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23-25, 2017, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Vandal Brand Meats’ Christmas Hams A Holiday Tradition For 46 Years

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:02:00 -0800

For the 46th year, students in the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) are partnering with Vandal Brand Meats to bring flavorful, regionally produced hams to holiday tables around the Northwest. Read more

UI Professors Recognized for National and International Research Contributions

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho researchers Sanford Eigenbrode and Ron Hardy have been awarded the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award for their internationally recognized research that benefits the people and state of Idaho. Read more

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:43:00 -0800

When the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th year of jazz music education in February 2017, it will play host to thousands of student performances, hundreds of educational workshops and three nights of concerts by world-renown jazz artists.

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UI Theatre Arts Presents “A Christmas Carol” Beginning Dec. 1

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:00:00 -0800

After four years of holiday performances, the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department will showcase its final production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this December. Read more

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