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UI Hires New Vice President for Advancement

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 11:39:08 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 27, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce alumna Mary Kay McFadden has been named the vice president for Advancement, effective Aug. 30, 2015. McFadden, a 1980 graduate of UI, began her career in academia at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate d... Read more

UI Soccer, International Affairs Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of FIFA Arrests

Posted Wed, 27 May 2015 09:43:58 PST

Early this morning, Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials on U.S. federal corruption charges. The charges stem from an FBI investigation, which alleges widespread corruption in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, over the past 20 years. Bill Smith, the director of the University of Idaho’s Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, is available to speak... Read more

UI Library Announces Online Access to Latah County Oral History Collection

Posted Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 PST

A collection of more than 300 oral histories from people who grew up in North Idaho during the early 20th century is now online through the University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives at This collection is a digital representation of the Latah County Oral History Collection, which is held by the UI Library's Special Collections and Archives. T... Read more

UI Boise Business Breakfast Speaker to Look at Biotechnology’s Role in Idaho’s Future

Posted Thu, 21 May 2015 10:37:33 PST

Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its Role in Idaho’s Future.” The talk will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. “Ed Penhoet brings Idaho his v... Read more

UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program

Posted Wed, 20 May 2015 15:44:11 PST

POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ... Read more

Prichard Exhibit Examines Conversations Around Endangerment

Posted Tue, 19 May 2015 15:11:46 PST

ENDANGERED at the Prichard Art Gallery will feature work by regional artists and poets Friday, May 22, through Saturday, June 6. There will be an opening reception and reading of poems in the ENDANGERED exhibit at the Prichard on Thursday, May 21. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with readings at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by John Paul Shields. The poets and artists have created work inspired a... Read more

Moscow Theater Students, Professor Travel to Moscow, Russia, in June

Posted Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:14 PST

Four students and a professor from the University of Idaho Theatre Arts program will immerse themselves in Russian culture as part of an intensive four-week program with the Moscow (Russia) Art Theatre School in June. Mason Clark of Yakima, Washington; Lo Miles of Spokane, Washington; Dan Poppen of Sioux City, Iowa; and Alex Wendel from Charles City, Iowa; along with UI assistant professor Matt F... Read more

CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals

Posted Fri, 15 May 2015 13:12:02 PST

With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo... Read more

Mechanical Engineering Professor John Crepeau Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Posted Thu, 14 May 2015 13:39:53 PST

John C. Crepeau, professor and out-going chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Crepeau will spend six months — September 2015 through March 2016 — in Ecuador teaching a course in fluid mecha... Read more

UI English Lecturer Receives Fulbright Grant to Teach in Nepal

Posted Thu, 14 May 2015 11:05:49 PST

University of Idaho English lecturer Kelly Roberts has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to travel to Nepal for an English teaching assistantship. Roberts is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement,... Read more