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Step Right Up to University of Idaho Homecoming Week 2017

Posted Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:19:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating its 109th Homecoming Week Sunday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 7. UI and the Moscow community will welcome back hundreds of alumni for this annual celebration. This year’s theme, Under the Big Top, honors the traditions of the university with a circus twist while celebrating the passion and excitement of students, alumni and the campus community. Read more

University of Idaho Hosts Palouse's Largest Gaming Event Sept. 30

Posted Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:00 -0700

More than 800 people are expected to fill the Idaho Commons Sept. 30 for the fourth year of the University of Idaho’s Vandal Overnight Games, the largest community gaming event on the Palouse. Read more

Big Sky Basketball Tournament Moving to Boise

Posted Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:54:00 -0700

OGDEN, Utah — Changes are coming soon to the Big Sky, with the league offices announcing Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, that future basketball championships will be moving to Boise, beginning in 2019. Read more

Free Performances by World’s Best Jazz Trumpeters Sept. 23

Posted Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:41:00 -0700

The Moscow community will have the opportunity to hear performances by the best young jazz trumpeters in the world on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Haddock Performance Hall, as part of the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, a bi-annual competition to name the best young jazz trumpeter not currently under major artist management. Read more

UI Swim Center Reopens Sept. 18 After $1 Million Renovation

Posted Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:05:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Swim Center (UISC) will open its doors to the UI and general community on Monday, Sept. 18, after a summer-long closure to complete its $1 million renovation. Read more

UI-Led Team Receives $700K Grant to Study Antelope in Mozambique

Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:42:00 -0700

A researcher in the College of Natural Resources has received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue studying how body size impacts behavior and survival of native antelope in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Read more

POW, MIA Remembrance Ceremony Friday in Shattuck Arboretum

Posted Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:33:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day with an evening ceremony and candlelight vigil in the Shattuck Amphitheater from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.

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Inaugural Speaker Series Program Explores Science of GMOs

Posted Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:19:00 -0700

The topic of genetically modified organisms will be on the menu Monday, Sept. 18, during a community program sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more

UI Promotes Campus Health During Safety Week Sept. 11-15

Posted Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:14:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will offer five days of events as part of a dedicated effort to provide a welcoming, safe and comfortable campus environment for all during the annual “I Got Your Back” Safety Week, Sept. 11-15.
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Book Talk Featuring UI Ethnography Professor and Author Rodney Frey Sept. 21

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Rodney Frey, professor of ethnography in the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, will share his personal experiences and insights about the power and value of storytelling during a reading of his new book “Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer’s Journey into Native Oral Tradition.” This free event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the University of Idaho Library, 850 South Rayburn Street, Moscow. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Read more

“Embodying Healthy Practices” Theme of Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:01:00 -0700

Dancers, movement professionals and dance enthusiasts can learn more about healthy dance practices during the third annual Idaho Dance Education Organization Conference Oct. 27-28 on the University of Idaho campus. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents Pinter Classic, “The Dumb Waiter”

Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents “The Dumb Waiter” by Harold Pinter at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13-16 and at 2 p.m., Sept. 16-17 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Admission is free for UI students and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before curtain.

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Smoke Conditions Prompt Changes to Bike Path Dedication

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:39:00 -0700

Uncertainty about local air quality on Saturday, Sept. 9, has prompted changes in the University of Idaho’s event naming a portion of Paradise Path in honor of UI alumna and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. Read more

Women’s Rights Icon Anita Hill Speaks at Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:11:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law is pleased to welcome women’s rights icon, Anita Hill as its speaker for the annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11 in Boise and Moscow. Read more

UI Sees $38.7 Million in Donations in Biggest Fundraising Year Ever

Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho saw its most successful fundraising year in its 128-year history for fiscal year 2017, receiving more than $38.7 million in gifts and commitments. Read more

Portion of Paradise Path Named for Idaho Olympian Kristin Armstrong

Posted Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:30:00 -0700

A portion of Paradise Path through the University of Idaho campus will be named for three-time Olympic gold medalist and UI alumna Kristin Armstrong at a dedication event Saturday, Sept. 9. Read more

College of Education Changes Name to College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Posted Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:24:00 -0700

The Idaho State Board of Education and University of Idaho leadership has approved a request to update the name of UI’s College of Education to be more reflective of the college’s programs and departments. Read more

UI Library Associate Professor Elected President of Pacific Northwest Library Association

Posted Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:02:00 -0700

Rick Stoddart, associate professor and education librarian at the University of Idaho, was elected president of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) earlier this month.

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UI-Led Team Identifies Mutations Key to Antibiotic Resistance

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Two genetic mutations could be key to understanding how bacteria retain antibiotic resistance, according to a team led by University of Idaho researchers. Read more

International Bestselling Author David Shields to Visit Moscow

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:48:00 -0700

David Shields, a bestselling American author and the University of Idaho’s 2017 Distinguished Visiting Writer in Creative Nonfiction, will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the 1912 Center’s Great Room.

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Department of Civil Engineering Name Change Reflects Environmental Focus

Posted Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0700

This fall, the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering has a new name to reflect the evolving role of civil engineering in the 21st Century. The department is now known as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Read more

UI Library Associate Dean and Alum Ben Hunter Named Librarian of the Year

Posted Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0700

Ben Hunter, associate dean of University Libraries at the University of Idaho, has been named the 2017 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Librarian of the Year. The annual award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made significant contributions to their library and communities. Read more

University of Idaho Dance Program Announces 2017-18 Performance Season

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:59:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Dance Program in the Department of Movement Sciences of the College of Education has a full lineup for its 2017-18 season. These performances feature passionate and provocative work from esteemed dance faculty, renowned guest artists, featured Idaho choreographers and students.

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UI College of Law Partners With FACES to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and FACES of Hope Victim Center along with the FACES of Hope Foundation have partnered to better serve the legal needs of victims of abuse in the Boise community. FACES of Hope Victim Center provides services in a safe, private, and supportive setting for victims of partner abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Policy Analysis Group Looks at How States Fund Wildfire Suppression

Posted Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:22:00 -0700

A new study completed by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG) in the College of Natural Resources examines wildfire suppression costs incurred by 10 Western states from 2005 to 2015 and compares the states’ various approaches for paying the costs. Read more

Digital Scholarship Showcase Aug. 30 to Highlight Work of CDIL’s First Year

Posted Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:24:00 -0700

Learn about the digital humanities and experience virtual reality technology first-hand at the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning’s inaugural Digital Scholarship Showcase from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Room 211 of the University of Idaho Library. Read more

We Got Your Back 5K for Suicide Awareness Set for Sept. 12

Posted Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:53:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites the community to participate in the second annual We Got Your Back 5K for Suicide Awareness on Tuesday, Sept 12. The run/walk will help support suicide awareness and bystander intervention as part of the "I Got Your Back" Safety Week at UI. Read more

NEH-Funded Project to Look into Idaho’s LGBTQ Population

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:11:00 -0700

A University of Idaho project chronicling the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Idaho has won support from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Announces Season Lineup

Posted Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:37:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series has brought concerts and educational performances by some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse for 31 years.

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UI Creative Writing Professor’s Book to Launch on Aug. 24

Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:30:00 -0700

Poet and writer Michael McGriff, assistant professor of creative writing, in the University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, will celebrate his latest collection of poems, “Early Hour,” during a reading and book unveiling at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main Street, Moscow. Read more

Paint the Palouse to Paint Four Houses in Moscow Aug. 26

Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:18:00 -0700

Gather your friends, family, and paint brushes and join Housing & Residence Life for its 28th annual Paint the Palouse community service project, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Read more

Annual Ceremony Welcomes UI Medical Students to Moscow

Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:43:00 -0700

University of Idaho medical students will be given white coats and stethoscopes during a ceremony Thursday that signals their entry into the WWAMI Medical Education Program. Idaho WWAMI alumni and officials from the University of Washington School of Medicine are scheduled to hand the white coats and stethoscopes to about 40 students during the annual ceremony, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. UI President Chuck Staben and Jeff Seegmiller, director of the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program, also will speak at the event.
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UI Awards More Than $25 Million in Scholarships for 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:59:00 -0700

As students begin returning to Moscow this week, the University of Idaho is pleased to announce it has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to students for the 2017-18 academic year. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Opens “Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up”

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up,” a survey of Glueckert’s prolific art career from the 1970s to present. Included are early films, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures and inventive mixed media assemblages. Read more

Fish and Wildlife Sciences Department to Host Film Festival

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:10:00 -0700

The College of Natural Resources Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences is seeking film submissions for its first annual Fish & Wildlife Film Festival. The event is being held as part of 75th anniversary celebration of the department. Filmmakers at all levels are encouraged to submit original films with a natural resource focus. Read more

Staged Reading to Support Playwriting Endowment

Posted Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0700

A staged reading of “Conversations of My Mothers” by Micki Panttaja will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the University of Idaho Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Way, Moscow. Read more

UI College of Law Welcomes Inaugural First-Year Class in Boise

Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:14:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law welcomes its first class of first-year law students to its Boise location this week. New student orientation begins Tuesday, Aug. 15, and continues through Aug. 18. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 21. Read more

More than 1,000 UI Students to Attend Palouse Community Service Events

Posted Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:33:00 -0700

University of Idaho and city of Moscow leadership will join more than 1,000 University of Idaho students serving the Palouse community on Saturday, Aug. 19. During this year’s annual Serving Your New Community (SYNC) event, President Chuck Staben, Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek, Dean of Students Blaine Eckles, Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert will join UI’s first-year students in spending the day assisting nonprofit organizations around the area. Service events are divided into a morning session 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session 1-3:30 p.m. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season

Posted Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:13:00 -0700

For the past eight decades, the University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has brought audiences inspiring, captivating and thought-provoking work showcasing the directing, acting and designing talent of student and professional artists. The 2017-18 season continues this legacy with a lineup featuring a West Coast premiere, a holiday musical, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a suspenseful classic drama. Read more

Retired NFL Linebacker, UI Alumnus David Vobora Speaks at Convocation

Posted Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho students, staff and faculty members will enjoy an inspiring welcome back message from alumnus David Vobora during this year’s University Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
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International Theater Artist Holds Free Presentation & Performance on Refugee Crisis

Posted Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:11:00 -0700

International theater artist and activist Marco Magoa will give a free presentation on his personal experience with recent political upheaval in the Arab world at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Vandal Ballroom at the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

UI Physicist Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Genome to Phenome Research

Posted Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:42:00 -0700

A University of Idaho project examining changes in the amino acids that are the building blocks of life and how they lead to changes in living things was awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, awarded to Associate Professor F. Marty Ytreberg in the Department of Physics in UI’s College of Science, is among eight projects totaling $41 Read more

UI Experts Offer Perspectives on Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Posted Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:42:00 -0700

University of Idaho experts in natural resources, planetary science, physics and literature are available to speak to media about the scientific, educational and cultural impacts of this summer’s rare solar eclipse. Read more

UI Researchers and Moscow Consulting Firm Work Together on NASA Drone Project

Posted Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:44:00 -0700

A researcher in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) has been awarded $25,000 in grant funding from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium for a project that will use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – also called a drone – to gather data to assess forests and streams from the sky. Read more

Grant Award Helps Train Industry Professionals to Enter the Classroom

Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:14:00 -0700

BOISE — The Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education has awarded the University of Idaho College of Education Career and Technical Education program $271,796.00 in grant funding to conduct the InSpIRE to Educate, Educate to InSpIRE teacher preparation project.

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Free Performance of Julius Caesar on July 29

Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:45:00 -0700

A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” will be presented at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Free parking is available on Stadium Drive and in the parking lot across from the theater. Read more

UI Ag College Sponsors 'Pollinators in Peril' Events in Sandpoint Aug. 1-2

Posted Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:20:00 -0700

A noted bee expert will headline a “Pollinators in Peril” series of events in Sandpoint Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1-2, focusing on the importance of pollinators and how to help them.
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UI-led Regional Team Lands $3.4 Million USDA Grant to Help Farmers Adapt to Changing Conditions

Posted Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:14:00 -0700

A team of researchers led by a University of Idaho soil scientist will continue working to help wheat farmers adapt to changing conditions by testing new strategies. The project led by soil scientist Jodi Johnson-Maynard will explore the use of winter legumes and cover crops with cattle grazing at several locations in the Inland Northwest.
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UI Researchers Show Locations of Clearest Skies for Solar Eclipse

Posted Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Researchers from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) have developed a map that shows the likelihood of clear viewing of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. This map documents the probability of clear sky based upon location and was developed using 16 years of daily satellite observations from the MODIS sensor onboard the Terra Satellite, which is operated by NASA. Read more

First and Second-Year Architecture Program To Start in Boise

Posted Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0700

BOISE — This fall the University of Idaho will deliver the first two years of the Bachelor of Science architecture degree program at the UI Boise Urban Design Center. The Urban Design Center currently offers graduate programs in architecture, bioregional planning and landscape architecture.

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Film and Television Studies Degree Now Offered at UI

Posted Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:28:00 -0700

Digital storytelling has exploded with the near-universal access to technologies of production — from smartphone videos to the creation of virtual worlds. Employers are looking for graduates who can create media products that meet professional standards as well as graduates whose critical understanding of history and theory leads to innovation.
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UI Coeur d’Alene Camp Offers Students Chance to Code with iPads

Posted Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:17:00 -0700

Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program. Read more

UI’s Online Degree Programs Grow for the 2017-18 Year

Posted Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:19:00 -0700

Interest and enrollment in the University of Idaho’s inaugural online undergraduate degrees continue to increase as the programs enter their second year.

Approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2016, the university’s online undergraduate degrees are administered by UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.
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UI Arboretum Summer Concert Scheduled July 10

Posted Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0700

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Monday, July 10. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the Arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the UI golf course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians. The concert is sponsored by Arboretum Associates and UI's Lionel Hampton School of Music.
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Andrew Brewick to Head UI Global Student Success Program

Posted Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:46:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Advising Services Director Andrew Brewick has moved to a new role as executive director of the UI Global Student Success Program. The Global Student Success Program (GSSP) will help to increase UI’s international student community and help those students gain the necessary skills needed to excel in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. GSSP students will study in an on-campus pathway program located on the UI Moscow campus.
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UI College of Law Awards Fund Pro Bono Work

Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:27:00 -0700

More than 15 students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono this summer, thanks to awards from the college’s Summer Public Interest Fund Program. The program awarded about $37,000 to students working for nonprofits and legal organizations in Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Utah, and Tennessee. Read more

UI Parker Farm Field Tour Set For Tuesday, June 27

Posted Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:59:00 -0700

University of Idaho agricultural researchers will display their work Tuesday, June 27, at the Parker Farm, one mile east of Moscow along State Highway 8 toward Troy, 1025 Plant Science Road. The field day sponsored by the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The field tour will begin at 9 a.m., featuring updates from weed and crop researchers. The event is free and open to the public.

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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

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