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Prichard Art Gallery Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund a wildfire photography exhibition. The $15,000 grant, part of $82 million NEA Chairman Jane Chu approved to fund local arts projects across the country, will allow the Prichard to exhibit “Conflagration, the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer.” The grant is one of 1,029 Art Works grants out of 1,728 submissions, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 funded with the most recent grant award. Read more

New UI-Based Tool Can Manipulate the Microscopic World

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:50:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers will soon have the ability to manipulate material at the nanoscale with a new instrument funded by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The FEI Scios DualBeam FIB SEM system combines a powerful scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a high-energy focused ion beam (FIB), which researchers can use to add or remove material at the molecular level. It is the first instrument of its kind in the area. Read more

UI Develops Pre-College Outreach Project with Jerome Community

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:47:00 -0700

As part of the Latino Pre-College Outreach Project, a UI employee will work out of the Jerome middle and high schools to provide students and their families with mentorship and educational development. Forty Latino students will be selected for the first program year, which includes school-year mentoring and tutoring, family support and education on higher education; and summer programs focused on hands-on learning. An evaluation of the project will determine the feasibility of expansion to include additional cohorts. Read more

UI Boise Hosts Coding Summer Camp for Students and Teachers

Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:13:00 -0700

BOISE — The University of Idaho Boise is hosting its second year of STEM-focused summer camps in Nampa through the DIG'nIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. A group of teachers and middle school students will receive training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during the weeklong summer camp in mid-July. Read more

Idaho Arena Gains Federal Support, Partners With Architect

Posted Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:28:00 -0700

The University of Idaho got a boost from the U.S. Forest Service as part of a national movement to expand use of wood products in construction. A highly competitive Wood Innovation Grant will help kick into high gear the construction of the Idaho Arena, a 4,700-seat sports and activity center on the Moscow campus. Read more

Renovated UI College of Education Building Earns LEED Gold Certification

Posted Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:06:00 -0700

For the second time in less than a month, a University of Idaho building has received LEED Gold certification honors for its design and construction, this time for an innovative building renovation. The College of Education building, located on the Moscow campus, was built in 1969 and recently underwent a two-year, $17 million remodel that earned the building the sustainability certification. UI’s Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) also has earned LEED Gold honors. Read more

Jason Karl Hired as Endowed Chair in Rangeland Ecology

Posted Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:16:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) has hired Jason Karl as the first Harold F. and Ruth M. Heady Endowed Chair of Rangeland Ecology. Karl earned his bachelor’s degree in wildlife resources and his master’s degree in environmental science from UI before pursuing his doctorate from Michigan State University, which he completed in 2009. He is currently a rangeland scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico, where he was named USDA-ARS Early Career Scientist of the Year for 2016. Read more

June 15 Screen on the Green Film Moves Indoors

Posted Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:59:00 -0700

The opening film for the University of Idaho's 2017 Screen on the Green film series has been moved indoors to the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center because of the weather. Read more

UI Snake River Pest Management Research Tours set June 20, 21 at Kimberly, Aberdeen

Posted Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:53:00 -0700

The annual Snake River Pest Management Research tours are planned June 20 and 21 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly and Aberdeen Research and Extension Centers. The tours will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and conclude at noon with a sponsored lunch in both locations. Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available. Read more

UI College of Law Hosts Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education

Posted Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:27:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 2017 Idaho Teachers’ Institute on Law-Related Civic Education June 15-16 at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise. The Institute is a program developed in cooperation with Idaho’s federal and state courts. Teachers from across Idaho are attending, including Hayden, Terreton, Chubbuck, Malad City, Blackfoot, Fruitland, Grangeville and Idaho Falls. Read more

Idaho Falls Silver and Gold Celebration Honors News Anchor Karole Honas

Posted Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:43:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor news anchor Karole Honas ’77 for her achievements and service to the university at the Idaho Falls Silver and Gold Brunch on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event is at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Opens Two Photo Exhibits Representing Wildly Different Genres

Posted Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two photography exhibits, each representing work that is widely received, but for very different reasons, open next week at the Prichard Art Gallery. In “Kelli Connell, Double Life: Fifteen Years,” Connell’s large-format digital images question the sexuality and gender roles that shape intimate relationships. Read more

UI Hires Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Posted Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:03:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Shawn Dowiak has accepted the position as Assistant Dean of Students and director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, effective July 3. Read more

Study Doesn’t Support the Theory that Red and Eastern Wolves are Recent Hybrids, Researchers Argue

Posted Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0700

A team led by University of Idaho researchers is calling into question a widely publicized 2016 study that concluded eastern and red wolves are not distinct species, but rather recent hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes. In a comment paper that published today in the journal Science Advances, the team examines the previous study and argues that its genomic data and analyses do not definitively prove recent hybridization — but rather provide support for the genetic and evolutionary distinctiveness of red and eastern wolves. Read more

Northwest Researchers Map Out Regional Approach to Studying Food, Energy, Water Nexus

Posted Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:36:00 -0700

Natural resource researchers at Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues. The August meeting in Hermiston, Ore. — centrally located to many National Science Foundation-funded research projects — represents the second step of a collaboration that began with an April workshop in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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UI Offers Mental Health First Aid Course to Community

Posted Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:02:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Vandal Health Education program is offering the nationally recognized Mental Health First Aid training course for community members this July. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program that helps participants understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. Read more

Ten Proposals Receive ORED Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award Funding

Posted Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0700

Ten University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding through the Office of Research and Economic Development 2017 Equipment and Infrastructure Support Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university. Read more

Award-Winning Photographer Offers Free Workshop at UI June 14

Posted Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:02:00 -0700

The community and area photography enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a special presentation by renowned photographer Ken Sklute from 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the UI Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

UI Celebrates Opening of New McCall Field Campus Building

Posted Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:55:00 -0700

The new shower facility at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus is the next step in a large community focused facilities expansion and will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting at noon Mountain time Thursday, June 8, with UI President Chuck Staben and the UI Foundation Board of Directors in attendance. Read more

Environmental Politics Expert Available for Interviews

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:20:00 -0700

In the last 10 days, President Donald Trump has announced he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and introduced a presidential budget filled with reductions in funds for environmental agencies. Read more

Joy Fisher Promoted to Executive Director of UI Foundation

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:20:00 -0700

On behalf of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. and Board Chair Karen Gowland, the University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Joy Fisher has been promoted to the position of executive director of the University of Idaho Foundation, effective May 28, 2017. Read more

Summer Blockbusters Return for Free Screen on the Green Film Series

Posted Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:31:00 -0700

Community members are invited to join the University of Idaho for a summer movie series filled with action, ghosts, aliens, music and baseball, during the 2017 Screen on the Green. Read more

Lionel Hampton Music Camp Returns to UI on June 18-24

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:55:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music will host a revitalized summer music camp on June 18-24, restarting a tradition that lasted over 50 years. Read more

‘Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)’ Selected as 2017-18 Common Read

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:31:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen “Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts” by social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson as its Common Read for 2017-18.

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Katherine Himes Joins UI as New Director of McClure Center in Boise

Posted Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:14:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Katherine Himes has accepted the position of director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, effective in early September.
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New UI Research Building Achieves International Sustainability Certification

Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 12:06:00 -0700

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) — the University of Idaho’s world-class interdisciplinary research facility — officially received LEED Gold certification this month. It is the first UI building to achieve this honor. Read more

Summer Project Restores Charm to Historic Administration Building

Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 11:02:00 -0700

The University of Idaho, in partnership with Idaho’s Division of Public Works, will invest more than $2 million this summer to protect the historic architecture and improve the safety of the Administration Building at the heart of the Moscow campus. Read more

Law Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling on Excessive Force

Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 10:52:00 -0700

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week set aside a $4 million verdict against two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who shot two people after entering the couple’s home in Southern California. Read more

UI Alternative Service Break Program Named Nation’s Best

Posted Wed, 31 May 2017 10:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alternative Service Break program, which connects volunteer students with service projects around the region and world, has been named the nation’s top program for 2017. Read more

UI CALS Summer of Science Events Start Saturday at Moscow Farmers Market, UI Campus

Posted Tue, 30 May 2017 17:00:00 -0700

The Summer of Science starts Saturday, June 3, at the Moscow Farmers Market with a series of programs and events to help young children have fun while learning about science and practicing its basic skills. Young scientists can pick up a free kit to equip them with the tools of science from the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences tent at the market. The college is sponsoring the Summer of Science events. Read more

New Faculty and Staff Fellows Will Support UI Research

Posted Tue, 30 May 2017 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has named its inaugural class of ORED Faculty and Staff Fellows. The ORED Faculty and Staff Fellows program is intended to foster collaboration across the university, provide a development opportunity for faculty and staff members to explore administrative roles and build leadership capacity, and assist ORED with special initiatives and strategic planning across the research enterprise. Read more

UI Extension 4-H Shooting Sports Program Popularity Growing

Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development program can boast more than a century of helping young people learn leadership and good judgment in hitting targets ­— ranging from earning blue ribbons for sewing projects to mastering animal showmanship at county fairs.
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UI Completes Emergency Incident Report

Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 09:02:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017. An ad hoc internal committee was appointed by the Office of Public Safety and Security at the request of Dan Ewart, vice president of infrastructure.
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Registration Open for Annual Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference

Posted Tue, 23 May 2017 11:43:00 -0700

Registration is open and educators can submit proposals for the third annual Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO) conference this fall hosted by the University of Idaho Dance Program. K-12 educators, dance and physical education teachers, dance studio owners and early childhood professionals have until June 1 to submit proposals to present at the conference on Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more

Pilates Education Program Returns to the University of Idaho

Posted Mon, 22 May 2017 10:59:00 -0700

The internationally recognized BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program will return to the University of Idaho campus this fall. Registration is open for the program, which is scheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2017, and April 27-29, 2018, in the University of Idaho Physical Education Building. Participants who complete the program go on to teach Pilates at fitness centers, dance studios and physical therapy clinics.
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Kim O’Neill Promoted to Associate Vice President of Development

Posted Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Kim O’Neill has been promoted to the position of associate vice president of development in University Advancement, effective May 29. O’Neill has worked at UI since 2005, and has led the development and communications team in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since July 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Washington State University. O’Neill is on the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Latah County Fair Board and Farmers Market Commission. Read more

Theatre Arts Offers Summer Drama Camp July 10-28

Posted Mon, 15 May 2017 09:24:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is offering a three-week summer drama camp for kids ages 6 to 16, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 10-28. Early bird registration before June 15 is $190 per person. After June 15, registration is $230 per person. Registration forms are available now at http://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre/productions-and-events/drama-camp. Read more

UI Alumni Association Gives $500,000 to Idaho Arena Project

Posted Fri, 12 May 2017 09:10:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will support the Idaho Arena on the Moscow campus with a $500,000 commitment of funds over the next nine years. The UIAA Board of Directors unanimously approved the investment at their board meeting Thursday, May 11. Read more

UI Hires Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 15:15:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Cher Hendricks has been named as the vice provost for academic initiatives, effective July 17, 2017. Read more

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene to Host Youth CyberCamp

Posted Wed, 10 May 2017 14:06:00 -0700

Young adults who want to learn about cybersecurity and technology career options will have the opportunity during one of two Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp summer camp programs hosted by University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The hands-on programs, slated for June 19-23, are designed for students in seventh through 12th grades who have an interest in computer science or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career fields. Read more

Two Recent UI Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

Posted Thu, 04 May 2017 12:02:00 -0700

Two recent University of Idaho graduates are recipients of Fulbright awards this spring. Amaya Amigo graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the College of Art and Architecture. She will use her award to spend 13 months pursuing a Master of Public Administration at SDA School of Management in Italy. Read more

Palouse Jazz Project to Perform in Boise at the Sapphire Room on May 16

Posted Tue, 02 May 2017 15:29:00 -0700

BOISE — The Palouse Jazz Project (PJP), a dynamic jazz sextet comprised of faculty members from the University of Idaho, will host a special performance at the Sapphire Room in Boise at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Read more

Vandal Athletics and Women’s Center Join Department of Justice Anti-Violence Program

Posted Tue, 02 May 2017 12:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center and Vandal Athletics are coming together to join a yearlong initiative to engage male student-athletes, coaches and administrators as leaders in the fight against sexual assault and violence on college campuses. Read more

Kempthorne Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Recognition of Service to State, Nation

Posted Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Dirk Kempthorne has always wanted to help people. “It probably comes from how my mom and dad raised me. I’ve always had a deep respect for other people,” said Kempthorne, who served as governor of Idaho from 1999-2006. “I’ve always believed that you should make a difference, wherever you are.”

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Student Entrepreneurs Win More Than $26K to Support Business Ideas at Pitch Competitions

Posted Mon, 01 May 2017 11:52:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Business and Economics awarded $26,600 in prize money to student entrepreneur teams during the spring 2017 Idaho Pitch and Business Plan competitions April 21-22. UI students pitched their business ideas during the biannual Pitch competition, which features a unique format that allows teams to mingle with judges, share elevator pitches for their startups and talk about how to move their ventures forward. The better the pitch, the more business cards teams receive from judges. The teams with the highest number of business cards win significant seed funding for their startup ideas.

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Women's Tennis Wins Third Straight Big Sky Championship

Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:00:00 -0700

Idaho's lone senior Claire Yang played the biggest points of her career on Saturday, helping the Vandals to a 4-3 win and their third straight Big Sky Women's Tennis Championship. All eyes turned to the No. 6 court to decide the championship. Northern Arizona fought back from a 3-1 whole to tie match, leaving Yang and Hailey Rochin to determine the title. The senior from Taipei City, Taiwan, opened the match with a thrilling 7-6(3) win. Rochin battled back in the second with a 6-2 win to even the match. Yang won the first game of the final set, but Rochin would gain an early 3-1 advantage. Yang prevailed with four of the next five games, taking the third set 6-3. Read more

Men's Tennis Team Big Sky Champs

Posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

Idaho men's tennis cruised past Montana, 4-0, claiming its second Big Sky Championship in the last three years on Saturday, April 29. "We have a quality group of guys," head coach Abid Akbar exclaimed. "I had faith in them from the start. It has been their hard work and will all season long that has taken them to the top. I am happy for the team and they deserve all the credit." Read more

UI Researcher, Chinese Team Report Wheat, Barley Breeding Advance

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:35:00 -0700

A team of Chinese researchers led by a University of Idaho wheat geneticist reported today the discovery of a new crop-breeding advance that can lead to higher yields and more efficient efforts to develop new and better wheat and barley varieties. Read more

NASA Physicist, National Park Service Leader Newest Inductees into UI Hall of Fame

Posted Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:15:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will induct two new members into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Friday, May 12. John Norbury and Roger Contor will become the newest members of the Hall of Fame, which was created in 1962 to recognize living alumni who achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. Read more

Hands-on High School Journalism Workshop set for May 19 in Coeur d’Alene

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0700

COEUR D'ALENE — North Idaho high school journalism students can get hands-on experience in reporting or design during a workshop sponsored by the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media May 19 in Coeur d’Alene. Read more

Hands-on High School Journalism Workshop set for June 9 in Idaho Falls

Posted Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:58:00 -0700

IDAHO FALLS — High school journalism students can get hands-on experience in reporting or design during a workshop sponsored by the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media in Idaho Falls on June 9. Read more

UI Graduate Students Bring Water Resources Events to Community

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:43:00 -0700

A group of graduate students from the University of Idaho College of Education and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences have created a suite of events to engage the community in discussions about water resources over the next three weeks.

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UI Dedicates Bike Shelter in Memory of Civil Engineering Professor April 27

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the Dixon family will come together to dedicate a bike shelter memorial in honor of late UI civil engineering Professor Michael P. Dixon on Thursday, April 27. Read more

1,482 Students Statewide Eligible to Graduate from UI

Posted Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:03:00 -0700

Approximately 1,482 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,551 degrees. UI students have applied for 1,119 bachelor’s degrees, 85 law degrees, 33 doctorate degrees, 13 specialist degrees and 301 master’s degrees. Some UI students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

Austin Lecture Discusses Role of Chromatin in Protecting DNA and Human Health

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0700

Biochemist and biophysicist Michael J. Smerdon will discuss the important role the protein chromatin plays in repairing DNA at the University of Idaho College of Science’s 12th annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the UI Menard Law Building Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO: What Kind of Future Will You Engineer?

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering will host its 24th Annual Engineering Design EXPO from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, throughout the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The theme of this year’s event builds on the college’s Grand Challenges program designed to prepare students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century. Read more

Jerry McMurtry Appointed Dean of College of Graduate Studies

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Jerry McMurtry has been named as the next dean of the College of Graduate Studies, effective April 23, 2017. McMurtry has served as interim dean since November 2015.
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Spring Commencement Includes 75 Degrees from UI Boise and Twin Falls

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Students graduating from the University of Idaho Boise and Twin Falls centers are eligible for 75 degrees this spring. At UI Boise, 67 students applied for three bachelor’s degrees, 31 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, 25 law degrees and seven specialist degrees this spring.
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78 Students Set to Graduate from UI Coeur d’Alene on May 8

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

COEUR D'ALENE — Seventy-eight graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 78 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Candidates from UI Coeur d’Alene applied for 48 bachelor’s degrees, 28 master’s degrees and two specialist degrees. Read more

27 Students Eligible to Graduate from UI Idaho Falls on May 4

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

IDAHO FALLS — Twenty-seven graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 27 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls. Candidates from UI Idaho Falls applied for four bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s degrees and four doctorate degrees.
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UI Sponsoring “Megafires” Presentation at Kenworthy May 3

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:08:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is sponsoring a live, multimedia presentation titled “Era of Megafires” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Two UI Law Students Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

Posted Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two students in the University of Idaho College of Law have been awarded 10-week summer fellowships from the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fund. Second-year student — Chase Phillips and first-year student Katharine Wongmankitkan will take part in the fellowships this summer. Read more

Startup Teams Win More than $36K in Regional Business Competitions

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Startup teams from the University of Idaho continue to score top honors and cash to help fund their business ideas, bringing home more than $36,000 from regional business competitions this spring as they gear up for this weekend’s Idaho Pitch competition, sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.

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Kino Short Film Festival Runs April 30 and May 1 at the Kenworthy

Posted Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:03:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Kino Short Film Festival begins at 1 p.m. April 30, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St. and continues at 7 p.m., May 1, 2017.

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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From UI MFA Students

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:48:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the MFA Exhibit “Unmasked Possibilities.” The exhibit opens Friday, April 21, and runs through Saturday, May 26. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday at the gallery.

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Author, Researcher Debunks 1950s Mythology of the American Family on April 21

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:56:00 -0700

Stephanie Coontz has spent her career studying relationships and the family. One of her most popular books, “The Way We Never Were,” debunks the 1950s mythology of the American family as symbolized by popular television shows. Read more

TEDxUIdaho Returns to University of Idaho Campus

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:35:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s student-led TEDx event will tackle the idea of “What’s NeXt?” for society at its third annual event, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in UI’s Hartung Theater.
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Individual Glacier Shapes Influence Ice Loss in Greenland, Researchers Find

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Thinning glaciers in Greenland play a major role in rising sea levels around the globe. An international team of researchers, including a University of Idaho professor, have found that the glaciers’ shapes influence how quickly they thin and melt — allowing them to identify which glaciers are most likely to contribute to sea level rise. Read more

Dash After Dark 5K Fun Run is April 26

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:12:00 -0700

University of Idaho students and the general public can help celebrate the conclusion of spring semester classes with the Dash After Dark 5K fun run April 26.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Sports Reporter to Speak at UI

Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

John Branch, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and a national sports correspondent for The New York Times, is the keynote speaker for the University of Idaho’s seventh annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium, Thursday, April 20. His free public talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium on the University of Idaho campus.

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UPDATE: Four UI Students Injured in Explosion

Posted Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:02:00 -0700

Four University of Idaho students were transported to Gritman Medical Center Thursday night after an experimental rocket exploded in a parking lot on the Moscow campus.
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Local artAbility Artists Showcase Work on April 24

Posted Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:36:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development will host the artAbility Showcase from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the 1912 Center.
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13 UI Faculty Explore New Projects with Seed Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s 2017 Seed Grant Program.

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UI CLASS and Office of Research Celebrate Partnership with Research Exposition

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0700

Members of the University of Idaho community and the public are invited to join the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the Office of Research and Economic Development for a research exposition and reception celebrating their new venture, the Transformative Research Investment and Partnership (TRIP).

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UI Researchers Find River Structure is a Key Factor in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:09:00 -0700

Vehicle exhaust, fossil fuel emissions and other pollutants are familiar contributors to climate change. But more innocuous natural resources, like rivers and streams, contribute as well. A research team led by the University of Idaho has found that the form and structure of rivers and streams is an important factor in greenhouse gas emissions — and small rivers produce more than big ones. Read more

University of Idaho Celebrates Vandal Moms April 21-23

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating Vandal moms during its annual Moms’ Weekend activities, Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23.
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Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0700

Each April, Athena celebrates the work of faculty and/or staff members who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to professional enhancement of University of Idaho women. Athena is a University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women.

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UI Celebrates Innovation Month in April

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho celebrates Innovation Month each April to honor the creative and scholarly achievements of faculty, staff and students. Innovation Month features multiple interdisciplinary events from the College of Graduate Studies, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering and Office of Undergraduate Research. Read more

Hip-Hop Artist Post Malone Headlines Finals Fest April 29

Posted Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:02:00 -0700

Texas-based hip-hop artist Post Malone, best known for the 2015 hit “White Iverson,” will headline the University of Idaho’s annual Finals Fest later this month.

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Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium to Discuss Diversity in Idaho’s Judiciary

Posted Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:06:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal will host their annual symposium, The Gavel Gap: Promoting Diversity in Idaho’s Judiciary, on Friday, April 14, 2017. The symposium will be from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Mountain Time at the Idaho Law and Justice Center in Boise and streamed to Room 215 in the Menard Law building in Moscow. Read more

Courageous Climbers Return to University of Idaho Climbing Center

Posted Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:34:00 -0700

Children with special needs will get the chance to challenge their limits and grow their abilities during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center on Saturday, May 6.

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Vandaleers to Perform at Carnegie Hall April 9

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:24:00 -0700

The Vandaleers, the University of Idaho’s prestigious choral group, is going to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. The concert, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, is the Vandaleers’ second at Carnegie Hall. Their first performance was in 1991.
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Department of Theatre Arts Presents “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland”

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “Wendy & Peter: Into Neverland” at 7:30 p.m. on April 20-22 and 27-29, at 2 p.m. on April 22 and 29 and at 5 p.m. on April 30 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. All shows are free for UI students, $5 for children 12 and under, $10 for UI faculty, staff and people 55 and over, $15 for the general public, except for the April 30 show which is by donation. Read more

University of Idaho Study Abroad Photo Contest Features Vandal Pictures

Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:01:00 -0700

University of Idaho students highlighted their international studies experiences and showed off their photography skills during a recent UI Education Abroad Photo Contest.

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UI Hires Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobbi J. Gerry to the position of assistant vice provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM), effective May 8, 2017. Read more

University of Idaho to Host Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event April 8

Posted Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:43:00 -0700

The largest gaming event on the Palouse is set to take over the Idaho Commons Saturday, April 8, on the University of Idaho campus. Vandal Overnight Games is a free event that will feature open-play LAN (local-area network) areas and dozens of other attractions, including video game tournaments, virtual reality demonstrations, card games, a costume contest and free food. A $1,000 UI scholarship for fall 2017 will be awarded to a qualifying attendee. Read more

One-Day Business Summit Offers Business Development and Growth Tips

Posted Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:38:00 -0700

Aspiring entrepreneurs, new business owners and those looking to grow their businesses are encouraged to attend a one-day summit on how to successfully create and grow a business. The event is presented by the University of Idaho Boise and will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 West Chinden Boulevard. Read more

University of Idaho Theatre Arts Earns National Recognition

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:53:00 -0700

Students and faculty from the University of Idaho’s Theatre Arts Department have been honored with national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

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Women’s Law Caucus Hosting Women in the Judiciary Panel

Posted Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:52:00 -0700

The Women’s Law Caucus and the University of Idaho College of Law, will host a “Women in the Judiciary” panel from 3:30-5 p.m. April 6 at the UI College of Law courtroom in Moscow. Additional sponsorship of the event comes from the Student Bar Association, OUTLaw, Phi Alpha Delta, American Constitution Society, Black Law Student Association and Criminal Law Society. Read more

Final Auditorium Chamber Music Series Event Features Cheng Chow Trio

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0700

The 30th anniversary season of the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series concludes with a performance by the Cheng Chow Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

UI Welcomes Tribal Nations for 18th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:39:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host its 18th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Read more

Researchers Examine How Supporting Pollinators Helps Agriculture

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher. Read more

Three UI Students Earn NSF National Fellowships for Graduate Research

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Three University of Idaho students have earned prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will provide a three-year stipend of $34,000, as well as $12,000 education allowance for tuition and fees, for the recipients to pursue their graduate degrees. Read more

UI Keynote Speaker Addresses Immigrant and Farmworker Issues March 29

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:55:00 -0700

The daughter of farmworkers and an immigrant to the United States, Fatima Hernandez understands the daily struggles the immigrant community goes through every day. Read more

Nonprofit UI Foundation Celebrates Its 1,500th Endowment

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Foundation is proud to announce its 1500th endowment, funded by a gift from alumna Shirley A. (Williamson) Wentz, a dedicated educator and lifelong Vandal supporter. Read more

Conscious Campus Road Tour Returns to University of Idaho Moscow Campus

Posted Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:00 -0700

Student-led nonprofit Turning Green will pay a visit to the University of Idaho campus Monday, March 27, as part of a nationwide tour to mobilize students about conscious living and sustainable practices.

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Idaho Law Review Symposium to discuss Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:00 -0700

The Idaho Law Review will host its 2017 symposium, Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Law, Policy & Rebellion, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mountain time Friday, March 31, at the Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium, in Boise. This symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Two Puccini One-Act Operas Staged at the University of Idaho

Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The works of Giacomo Puccini, one of the most renown opera composers, will be featured in two upcoming concerts held by the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. UI’s Opera Workshop will perform two of Puccini’s operas, “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica.” The two performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Sunday, April 2, in the University of Idaho’s Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Award-winning Poet and UI Distinguished Visiting Writer to Visit Moscow

Posted Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:04:00 -0700

Mary Szybist, an award-winning poet and the University of Idaho’s 2017 Distinguished Visiting Writer of Poetry, will be giving a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the 1912 Center. Read more

DEA Agent, U.S. Attorneys to Speak on Opioid and Heroin Abuse March 21-22

Posted Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:51:00 -0700

The University of Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program and Vandal Health Education are offering two programs next week discussing opioid and heroin use.
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