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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

Moscow Historic Preservation Commission Selects UI as Orchid Award Winner

Posted Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:08:03 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The Moscow Historic Preservation Commission has awarded the University of Idaho an Orchid Award for its efforts recognizing and celebrating the historic character of the central campus and how it interfaces with the Moscow community. The award recognizes the work of UI’s Architectural and Engineering Services team, which oversaw the design and cons... Read more

Moscow Science Teachers Hike Mountain for UI Youth Science Program

Posted Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:10:40 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The experience of science camp is so important that two Moscow High School science teachers are enduring a 92-mile hike with 22,000-foot elevation change in five days to raise money for the Moscow sixth graders to attend the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Mark Shipley and Ken Berger will hike the Wonderland Trail around... Read more

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