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Legal Expert Available to Discuss Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law

Posted Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:45:05 PST

Boise, Idaho – August 4, 2014 – U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled Monday that an Idaho law making it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities violates the right to free speech. University of Idaho Associate Law Professor, Shaakirrah Sanders, is an expert in this area of the constitution. She is available to speak to media on this subject and this particu... Read more

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor, Education Advocate to Speak at UI Convocation

Posted Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:06:20 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 3, 2015 — The University of Idaho will welcome back students, staff and faculty members on Friday, Aug. 21, with its annual University Convocation ceremony. This year’s speaker is Tony Plana, an education and diversity advocate known for his stereotype-shattering roles in film and television. Plana is best known for staring as Ignacio Suarez, the widowed... Read more

UI Animal Scientist McGuire to Serve as Idaho Ag Experiment Station Interim Director

Posted Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:08:27 PST

University of Idaho lactation physiologist Mark McGuire, Animal and Veterinary Science Department head, will serve as interim director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station beginning Aug. 2 with the retirement of current director Donn Thill. The station is based in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. McGuire joined the UI faculty in 1995 and has served as department head since 2... Read more

UI Weed Scientist, Ag Experiment Station Director Donn Thill Retires

Posted Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:06:39 PST

When Donn Thill retired July 30 as Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station director, he capped a 35-year career as a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor and weed scientist.   His participation in agricultural research goes beyond that to working during the summer as a high school student for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. &n... Read more

Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth Presents Free Showing of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'

Posted Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:51:45 PST

Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth (IRTY) will present a free showing of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Hartung Outdoor Theater, 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow. The performance is the culmination of a three-week summer drama camp for youth that began on July 20 and is sponsored by IRTY. Participants spend their afternoons learning about acting, dance, m... Read more

UI's Palousafest Includes Hot Air Balloon Rides

Posted Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:46:42 PST

New and returning students will have a chance to gain a sky-high view of the University of Idaho and Moscow community at the annual Palousafest event on Saturday, Aug. 22. This year’s event, hosted by UI’s Department of Student Involvement, will include tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) to give students an aerial view of their new home. Other activities of the annual ... Read more

UI Names New Program Head for Bioregional Planning and Community Design

Posted Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:18:49 PST

 The University of Idaho is pleased to announce Jaap Vos has been named the program head for Bioregional Planning and Community Design (BIOP). His first day was July 20. Vos joins UI’s Urban Design Center (UDC) in Boise after serving as the director of Community and Regional Planning at Boise State University before its cancellation in 2015. He has a doctorate in regional planning fro... Read more

UI Hires New Vice President for Finance

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:23:33 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian R. Foisy has accepted the position of vice president for Finance. His first day at UI is Aug. 31. Foisy brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education finances to UI, and he most recently served as vice president for Administration and Finance at Minot State University in Minot, North Da... Read more

First-Generation College-Bound Students Benefit from UI/Verizon Partnership

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:25:17 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — Twenty at-risk high school students are experiencing hands-on scientific learning as they investigate climate change, water quality, fuel alternatives and more during the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound Math Science program at the McCall Field Campus, supported by a $6,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The Upward Bound students are liv... Read more

Explore Idaho’s Link to Oreos, Agricultural Science at UI Aberdeen Twilight Tour July 29

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:10:26 PST

ABERDEEN, Idaho – The University of Idaho Aberdeen Research and Extension Center will hold the Twilight Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.   The event welcomes families and farmers with fun ways to learn more about efforts by the university to improve lives and benefit agriculture from home landscaping to major crops.   Topics include Idaho wheat’s role in Oreo cookies... Read more

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