Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:03:00 -0800The University of Idaho has opened nominations for a book to be the centerpiece of the 2016-17 Common Read program. Suggestions should be sent by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:51:00 -0800In association with Visual Arts Community and Vandal Printmaker’s Guild, the University of Idaho Art and Design Program will host the second annual Student Holiday Print & Ceramics Sale from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Prichard Gallery, 414 S. Main St., in Moscow.
Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800It will be all about sugar beets during University of Idaho Extension’s annual Snake River Sugar Beet Conference planned for Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Boise and Thursday, Dec. 10, in Burley. Read more
Posted Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:17:00 -0800The University of Idaho is pleased to announce Elizabeth Cooper has been named the new director of the College of Art and Architecture’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) based at UI Boise. Cooper is also an associate professor of architecture. She started in her new role in October. Read more
Posted Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:14:00 -0800The Idaho Fan Zone, the temporary event facility on the University of Idaho campus, sustained significant damage during Tuesday’s wind storm. The structure will be taken down prior to the last Vandal home football game Nov. 28. Read more
Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:41:00 -0800Students in the University of Idaho’s dietetics program in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences want you to bring a little healthy, Vandal flair to your holiday table next week. Read more
Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:25:00 -0800The University of Idaho is extending the Confluence Project, a program that helps North Idaho high schoolers learn scientific skills while studying water resource issues in their own communities, with a new grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:23:00 -0800Farmers and agriculture-related business people can get a sense of what the next year may bring during Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars offered by University of Idaho Extension on Dec. 8-10, 2015, at Fort Hall, Burley and Caldwell. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:00:00 -0800The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling $10,000 to eight student-led sustainability projects. The center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. This is the 10th year of the grant awards. Since its inception in 2006, the program has distributed more than $129,000 to increasing sustainability on campus and the community. Read more
Posted Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:48:00 -0800The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts will present Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic beginning Dec. 3, 2015. Read more
Posted Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:04:00 -0800University of Idaho alumna and body image activist Amy Pence-Brown is bringing her message of self-love and acceptance to campus this week. Read more
Posted Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0800The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 49th festival, to be held Feb. 24-27, 2016. Each year, approximately 400 volunteers help manage student performance sites, transport artists and assist with general setup during the festival. VolunteerHub is now open to community members, students, faculty and staff volunteers. The site includes job descriptions and general information about volunteering for the festival. Read more
University of Idaho Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
Posted Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:19:00 -0800The University of Idaho is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations initiative grant. Haiqing Sheng, a UI research scientist, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “CRISPR-Cas9 directed bacteriophage treatment of EPEC diarrhea.” Read more
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:46:00 -0800The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has released a report implicating Russia for allegedly operating a huge state sponsored doping program affecting the London 2012 Olympics. The alleged incident could lead to the banishment of Russia from the 2016 Olympics.
Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:20:00 -0800Any holiday grinches eyeing the stately evergreens on the University of Idaho campus as a source for their Christmas cheer should be wary: The trees pack a smelly surprise. Read more
Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:28:00 -0800Middle and high school jazz bands and choirs still have time to register for the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, happening at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 24-27, 2016. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:28:00 -0800— For the second year, the University of Idaho is offering a free Thanksgiving meal to students and their families who will be staying in the Moscow area over the holiday break. Read more
Posted Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:06:00 -0800The University of Idaho reported increases in new resident undergraduate and new international student enrollment for fall semester 2015 and a significant increase in dual-credit student enrollment over fall semester 2014. Enrollment in UI’s WWAMI program is also up for fall 2015. In addition, UI enrolled 23 National Merit Scholars in the fall 2015 semester, bringing the total overall National Merit Scholar enrollment to 78 students, surpassing last year’s record number. UI now enrolls more National Merit scholars than any public university in the Northwest. Read more
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:51:00 -0800The Kootenai and Shoshone county 4-H programs will host a sign-up night at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2015, for those area youths wishing to participate in 4-H activities this year. The event will be held in Building 3 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. Youths ages 5-18 may choose from traditional offerings like robotics, sewing, forestry and animals. A new offering this year is the Urban Interface Backyard and Beyond Club. This special interest club is for youths who may not have access to farm animals, but still want to experience the fair. Read more
UI Professor’s Studies of Animal, Human Movement Featured at Science Pub hosted by the Palouse Discovery Science Center
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:29:00 -0800Leaping kangaroos, galloping grizzly bears and sprinting Paralympic athletes have more in common than you’d expect: They all provide insight into the ways animals, including humans, move through their environments. Read more
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:29:00 -0800The University of Idaho will honor the service and sacrifice of our community veterans and military service members with several activities in observance of Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:42:00 -0800Award-winning writer Alex Kuo will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2015, as part of the University of Idaho English Department’s Visiting Writer series. Kuo will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Book People of Moscow. A book signing will follow.
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:39:00 -0800The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 49th year with an engaging lineup of world-renowned artists and jazz professionals in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 24-27, 2016, including the popular group Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, who will close out the festival. Read more
Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, the University of Idaho will hold enrollment events in more than 40 locations across the state. Called Enroll Idaho, these events welcome high school juniors and seniors, their families and friends and high school officials to attend an informational session about the Idaho State Board of Education's new Direct Admissions program, the value of higher education, how to pay for college, as well as the programs offered by UI. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:21:00 -0800The University of Idaho Dance Program presents its fall concert, “Rising Momentum,” this weekend. The concert includes eighteen dancers performing works by four UI dance faculty members — Belle Baggs, Anna Keller, Melanie Meenan, Rachel Winchester — and guest artist Nhan Ho of Sacramento, California. The show encompasses a range of high-energy, athletic ideas and dance styles, including contemporary modern and ballet. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:03:00 -0800The University of Idaho will honor two former employees and loyal Vandals with the Idaho Treasure Award on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The honor recognizes retired university faculty and staff members and their family for their contributions of leadership and service to the university. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:29:00 -0800The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will open its doors in Boise in January 2016. With a mission to promote the teaching and learning of Chinese culture and language, the Confucius Institute offers a broad array of programming at UI and in local communities. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:34:00 -0800Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr, author of “All the Light We Cannot See,” returns to Moscow on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, as part of the Everybody Reads program, hosted by the Moscow Public Library.
Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will speak at an assembly for seniors at Grangeville High School about the importance of higher education and achieving post-secondary training. The visit is part of UI’s Enroll Idaho initiative, which includes hosting informational meetings in most counties across Idaho on Nov. 10. The Enroll Idaho event for Idaho County will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday also at Grangeville High School. All high school juniors, seniors, parents, friends and media are invited to attend. The Idaho County event will be hosted by College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean Andrew Kersten. Read more
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:44:00 -0800The University of Idaho Campus Recreation Office is offering a community first aid workshop on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The workshop includes American Heart Association Heartsaver training, including adult and child first aid, CPR and AED training. The cost for UI students is $50 and $60 for non-students. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Recreation Center on UI’s Moscow campus.
Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:29:00 -0800Internationally renowned puppeteer Gabriel Ponti will give a special benefit performance for Idaho Repertory Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the University of Idaho’s Hartung Theater. Admission is $7.50 per person and free for UI students. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow and by phone at (208) 885-6465. Seating is limited to 200 people and advance purchase is strongly encouraged.
Posted Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Award-winning poet Allison Joseph will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as part of the University of Idaho English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Read more
Posted Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:42:00 -0700The University of Idaho is a partner in a $4.9 million grant from a joint bioenergy development program of the Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. UI will use its $1.2 million portion of the award to study and maximize disease resistance in poplar species and hybrids productivity while minimizing ecological impacts on the surroundings. Read more
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with events throughout the month of November that celebrate and honor the political and cultural contributions of Native peoples both past and present. Read more
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:33:00 -0700The University of Idaho will lead efforts across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska through a newly funded $1.2 million food safety center to help small and midsized farms and food processors improve food safety.
Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering will hold its annual Women in Engineering Day on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for female high school students, grades 11-12, designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:15:00 -0700The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Jodi Walker has been appointed to the position of director of communications, effective Nov. 9, 2015. As the director of communications, Walker will report to the executive director of Communications and Marketing and manage the university’s day-to-day media operations and message development, as well as set and develop long-term strategic communications goals. She will serve as a principal UI spokesperson and will work closely with media organizations.
Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:33:00 -0700The University of Idaho Women’s Center will hold the fifth “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:17:00 -0700If University of Idaho food scientist Helen Joyner were part of a mining mission to Mars and knew she’d be growing and eating three crops the entire mission, she’d grow potatoes, soybeans and corn. Deciding which crops to take to Mars is the essence of a case study Joyner and colleague Michael Allen, a Washington State University astrobiologist, prepared for science teachers. Joyner is a teacher and researcher in UI’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and based in the School of Food Science, which is operated jointly by UI and WSU.
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:40:00 -0700A presentation by Will Stettner of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will feature copper plate engravings that were used to reproduce USGS topographic maps until the early 1940s. The engravings, which were acquired recently from the USGS by the University of Idaho Library, are exceptional examples of mapping history that will help to preserve part of Idaho’s history and culture. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more
Posted Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:27:00 -0700Wildfire threats to homes, property and livelihoods are growing rapidly as urbanized areas in Idaho develop into the wildland-urban interface (WUI). University of Idaho faculty members will contribute to wildfire hazard planning in the WUI with a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Landscape Scale Restoration Project and the Idaho Department of Lands.
Posted Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:15:00 -0700This fall, the state of Idaho is launching a bold new initiative called Direct Admissions to encourage students to continue their education after graduating high school. In support of this initiative, on Nov. 10 the University of Idaho will hold enrollment events in 43 locations across the state. Called Enroll Idaho, these events welcome high school juniors and seniors, their families and friends and high school officials to attend an informational session about the value of higher education, how to pay for college, as well as the programs offered by UI.
Posted Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:51:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Engineering Nuclear Engineering program has been awarded a $434,048 faculty development grant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This announcement comes just in time for the annual Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 19-23, an international event that recognizes how nuclear science plays a vital role in lives around the world. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Hunters, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and anyone interested in the future of Idaho’s natural resources are invited to a free public presentation by biologist and conservationist Bill Geer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Read more
Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:22:00 -0700Members of the Treasure Valley community are invited to an afternoon of fun at the Lights On Afterschool Day hosted by local community leaders. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has proclaimed Thursday Lights on Afterschool Day to spotlight Idaho’s after-school programs. Boise Mayor David Bieter and Idaho’s first lady Lori Otter have been invited to the celebration. Read more
Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho’s Greek community is opening its doors to the Moscow community on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, for a little early Halloween fun Read more
Posted Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Extension in Boundary Country will host a North Idaho Forage School on Nov. 2 in Bonners Ferry Read more
Posted Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho is prepared to help address America’s pressing needs in food, water and energy security, according to a faculty member who helped write the National Science Foundation’s new 10-year outlook for environmental research. Read more
Posted Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:15:00 -0700Voles are causing widespread problems for farmers, ranchers and homeowners this fall across much of southern Idaho. These rodents damage trees and shrubs by gnawing on the bark and, when present in large numbers, cause significant damage to crops, including hay, grain and pasture.
Posted Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0700The first ever University of Idaho Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest opens this week, giving high school juniors and seniors the chance to win up to $500 in cash. The new contest expands the Hemingway Festival’s mission to develop young writers in local communities and show students they have the power to change the world through the written word. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho is celebrating its 107th Homecoming Week beginning Sunday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 24. Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:21:00 -0700The Laboratory for Applied Science Research (LASR) and the advisory board of the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics announces the formation of the Vandal Ventures (V2) Fund, an affinity startup fund.
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:10:00 -0700The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is celebrating National Geologic Map Day 2015 on Friday, Oct. 16, by promoting its 200th geologic map under the national STATEMAP program.
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:30:00 -0700The University of Idaho and College of Southern Idaho will launch a new joint transfer program on Wednesday, Oct. 28. VandaLink simplifies the process of transferring an associate’s degree from CSI to continue toward a bachelor’s degree at UI. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:36:00 -0700Vandals and Idahoans across the state are invited to “drop, cover and hold on” at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 as part of the Great Idaho ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever with more than 110,000 registered participants. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho will host its annual GIS Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms of the Idaho Commons on the Moscow campus. The UI Library is organizing the event, which will feature prepared talks, exhibits and printed posters on topics related to geospatial technology. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. Read more
Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Art & Architecture and the Prichard Art Gallery present exhibits by Lynne Haagensen and Lance Luschnig. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Prichard Art Gallery. An artist’s talk featuring the artists will be at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, as part of Moscow first Thursdays. The exhibit is open through Dec. 6. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:16:00 -0700University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will be discussing the role of the university in southern Idaho, its programs and economic impact in the Treasure Valley. He will also discuss the university’s mission of to serve the entire state of Idaho. He will speak for 20 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session where audience members can ask questions of the president. Read more
Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700UI Chemical and Materials engineering faculty member Soumya Srivastava has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as one of 70 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators. Read more
Posted Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law will host its annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture next week at its Boise and Moscow locations. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho’s annual High School Design Day event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Oct. 17, at the UI Boise Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street. This free, hands-on workshop series is for high school students interested in pursuing an education in visual arts and design. Read more
Posted Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700Longtime College of Education dean and Idaho educator Cori Mantle-Bromley has announced her intention to retire from the University of Idaho, effective in the summer of 2016. Read more
Posted Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho and President Chuck Staben invites the Moscow community to attend the annual State of the University Address on Monday, Oct. 5. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Michael Parrella has accepted the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho English department’s 7th Annual Hemingway Festival will celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s love of Cuba, the recently reinvigorated U.S.-Cuba political relationship and the 65th anniversary of Hemingway’s writing of “The Old Man and the Sea.” Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700The state of Idaho has received between 300 and 1,200 refugees every year for the past 12 years. A new group of refugees, likely including some from Syria, will be resettled in Idaho over the course of the federal fiscal year that starts today. Read more
Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700University of Idaho faculty members in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program (RCHS), which is in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Counseling, have been awarded a five-year $1 million Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide academic training in vocational rehabilitation counseling and attract highly capable applicants. Read more
Posted Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Madness and mathematics add up to thought-provoking theater as University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the multi-award winning play “Proof” in October. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive. Admission is free for UI students, $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors (55 and older) and $5 for children (12 and younger). Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, by phone at (208) 885-6465 and at the theater box office an hour before curtain. Read more
Posted Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day on Monday, Sept. 28, with a performance by the Soochow University Art Troupe.
Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation has announced a generous $535,000 gift to the University of Idaho to fund scholarships and needed furnishings in the College of Education, which is currently undergoing renovation. Read more
Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700A team of University of Idaho researchers will spend the next year refining their unique technology so it’s ready to take the leap from the lab to the marketplace. Read more
Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The decision Tuesday by the Department of Interior to not list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act validates the hard work and collaboration of many agencies, landowners and the University of Idaho. Read more
Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho on Thursday will launch a new VandaLink partnership with North Idaho College. The program simplifies process of transferring an associate’s degree from NIC to continue toward a bachelor’s degree.
Posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Confucius Institute (UICI) and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) are major sponsors of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, which begins Saturday, Sept. 26, at Spokane Riverfront Park, and runs through Nov. 1. Read more
Posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho campus. Read more
Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The fires that destroyed scores of homes in north central Idaho are mostly out. Landowners now face the task of rebuilding, trying to recover from losses and restoring forests and other resources. Read more
Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Students at the University of Idaho will have a chance to say “thank you” to all of those who support UI through scholarships and other donations. Read more
Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700
The award-winning documentary “Add the Words,” by Michael D. Gough and Cammie Pavesic, will be shown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Borah Theatre in the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center and 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Theatre on Main St. in Moscow. Both showings are free to the public. Read more
Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700This week, the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education unveiled College Scorecard, a new data site that provides comprehensive data on education costs and student outcomes of universities across the nation. Read more
Posted Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Lee Schatz, one of six Americans rescued during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, will visit the University of Idaho campus for annual Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Sept. 24-26. Read more
Posted Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will visit Moscow to commemorate the 50th anniversary of KUID, Idaho’s first public television station. Kerger, chief executive officer of PBS since 2006, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the auditorium of the University of Idaho's Administration Building. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700In Moscow there will be a lecture by Peter Alexander, former dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and founding dean of the Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time in the courtroom of the Menard Building on his recently published book, “It Takes a Village: The Integration of the Hillburn School System,” which he co-authored with his father, Leonard M. Alexander. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Priscilla Salant, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho Boise, will receive the Amiga del Año award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs (ICHA) on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Read more
Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development John K. “Jack” McIver has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year. Read more
Posted Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho will salute and thank former and current military personnel during the Vandal home football game on Saturday, Sept. 19, for Military Appreciation Day. Read more
Posted Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Moscow League of Women Voters, will screen Katja von Garnier’s critically acclaimed film “Iron Jawed Angels,” the remarkable story of the important events surrounding the American women’s suffrage movement. The film highlights the bravery of the women who pioneered this fight and some of the consequences they faced as a result of their activism. Read more
Posted Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Access and inclusion in the life and amenities of Moscow community for all is the topic of a Moscow Human Rights Commission Social Justice forum set for 6 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Gritman Medical center South Lobby, 700 S. Main St. The center is a fully accessible facility. The forum is free and open to all. Read more
Posted Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700
Climate change has a direct impact on Native American communities through disruption to local economies and traditional cultures. To help address these impacts, members of tribes from across the United States will convene at the University of Idaho’s McCall Field Campus in June 2016 for the first-ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp. Read more
Posted Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Y’en a Marre means “We’ve had enough” in French slang. It is also the name of a social movement led by rappers with a serious message: They rap for social, political and economic change in their home of Senegal. Now, two members of Y'en a Marre are headed to Moscow to spread their message of social justice. Read more
Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Boise is proud to partner with CH2MHill, the city of Boise and Boise WaterShed Exhibits to support the construction of the Boise WaterShed River Campus for the expanded Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Read more
Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Gather your friends and paint brushes and join Housing & Residence Life for its 26th annual Paint the Palouse community service project, which begins at at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Paint the Palouse is an annual residence hall community service project organized by Housing & Residence Life student staff. Each year, Paint the Palouse gathers close to 350 student volunteers to paint homes for Moscow community members in need. Read more
Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho College of Law announced today that the size and quality of its entering class continues to hold steady despite the continued national decline in applications to law school. Nationwide, the most recent Law School Admission Council volume report shows another 4 percent drop in applications for fall 2015 admission. Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:00:00 -0700MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 2, 2015 — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Boise native Anthony Doerr will speak about his novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, 709 Deakin St.
Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Large wildfires like those burning across the Northwest this summer are ripe with opportunity for conflict between landowners, many of whom have generations of family history on the land, and highly-trained but transient incident management teams. Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Professor Brian Johnson has been named the first Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering with the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The position was made possible by a $2 million gift from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Read more
Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700A free multimedia performance of “Vang” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at The Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., explores the lives of new immigrant farmers in America. University of Idaho Theatre Arts professor Matt Foss collaborated with Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin to create “Vang,” which means “garden” or “farm” in the Hmong language Read more
Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700As part of the 2015 I Got Your Back Safety Week, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night — a rally and march to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it. Read more
Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700Award-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 Center. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a book signing by Meyers. Read more