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UI Holiday Concert to Debut on Idaho Public Television Dec. 13

Posted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:02:00 -0800

The sounds of the holiday season echoing throughout the state will have a Vandal note to them this year thanks to a partnership between the University of Idaho and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV). Read more

UI Coeur d'Alene Hosts Free Coding Event for Kids, Teens Dec. 9

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0800

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene is partnering with Gizmo-CDA and the Innovation Collective to get local children interested in learning about computer coding and technology.

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Single Night Tickets for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Sale Today

Posted Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:10:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will close each of its three days with evening concerts featuring some of the nation’s top jazz artists. Tickets for individual night performances, held Feb. 23-25, 2017, go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. Read more

Vandals Invited to Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Posted Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:48:00 -0800

Four years of dedication and determination have paid off for the University of Idaho football team with its selection to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Vandals will take on Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference on Dec. 22 at Boise. Read more

Delta Sigma Phi Suspension Continued Through Spring 2017

Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will continue the suspension of Delta Sigma Phi for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year. The fraternity was found to have engaged in activities in violation of university policies on hazing, drug use and alcohol consumption. The policies are agreed upon in the Relationship Agreement signed by the university and Delta Sigma Phi under which the fraternity was authorized to house first-year students. Read more

Join the UI Jazz Choirs for Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 9

Posted Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

Get in the holiday spirit by joining the University of Idaho Jazz Choirs on Friday, Dec. 9 for their annual holiday concert. This family-friendly holiday tradition begins at 7 p.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Cash donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more

Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Set in Caldwell Dec. 14, Burley Dec. 15

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:33:00 -0800

This year’s University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Dec. 14 and 15 in Caldwell and Burley will focus on managing crop inputs — fertilizer, pesticides and water — for better outcomes for growers. Read more

55 Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Success, Leadership and Involvement

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations will honor 55 students during its annual Awards for Excellence dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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Novels by Longtime Professor Sydney Duncombe Rediscovered, Released

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:30:00 -0800

Sydney Duncombe was one of the most influential professors at the University of Idaho, shaping a generation of Idaho leaders — including governors, mayors and senators — with his instruction of how Idaho and its government really work. Read more

UI Arena Scores a Win with Albertsons Companies’ Support

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:30:00 -0800

Albertsons Companies will have its name in lights on the University of Idaho campus with the commitment of $500,000 over the next 10 years to the new court-sports arena and naming rights to the scoreboard. The donation is a reflection of the longtime partnership between UI and Albertsons.

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Annual Celebrating Idaho Agriculture, Ag Days Events Set for Dec. 2-3

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:00 -0800

Two major events, Celebrating Idaho Agriculture and Ag Days, will draw hundreds of students, alumni and friends to events on the University of Idaho campus Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3.

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Olmstead Joins CALS as Assistant Dean for Government and External Relations

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:40:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will add Brent Olmstead, an experienced Idaho agricultural lobbyist and policy advisor, to its leadership team. Read more

UI Awards 655 Degrees at Fall Commencement Ceremony

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 655 degrees in December at the University of Idaho fall commencement ceremony. Candidates applied for 476 baccalaureate degrees, 129 master’s degrees, 29 doctoral degrees, 11 law degrees and 10 specialist degrees.
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Dairy Genomics Workshops Start Nov. 28 in Jerome, Help Producers Evaluate New Tests

Posted Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:00:00 -0800

A nationwide series of dairy genomics workshops conducted by researchers from the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Washington State University and other land-grant universities will begin Monday, Nov. 28 in Jerome. Read more

Short, Snappy, Sweet and Strange: There’s Something for Everyone at the 10-Minute Play Festival

Posted Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0800

A trench in Iraq, an asteroid, some not-so-wicked witches and an earthquake – this year’s 10-Minute Play Festival will captivate audiences with a full schedule of plays. The three-day event, beginning Dec. 5, will feature 14 short productions directed and performed by University of Idaho Theatre Arts students. Read more

Student Entrepreneurs win $3,500 at Business Pitch Contest

Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Business & Economics awarded $3,500 in prize money to four teams during the fall 2016 Idaho Pitch competition on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more

2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Series Ticket Sales Begin Nov. 19

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

From the first note to the final number, this year’s University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival promises to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Tickets to the full 2017 series of evening concerts, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23-25, 2017, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Vandal Brand Meats’ Christmas Hams A Holiday Tradition For 46 Years

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:02:00 -0800

For the 46th year, students in the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) are partnering with Vandal Brand Meats to bring flavorful, regionally produced hams to holiday tables around the Northwest. Read more

UI Professors Recognized for National and International Research Contributions

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho researchers Sanford Eigenbrode and Ron Hardy have been awarded the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award for their internationally recognized research that benefits the people and state of Idaho. Read more

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:43:00 -0800

When the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th year of jazz music education in February 2017, it will play host to thousands of student performances, hundreds of educational workshops and three nights of concerts by world-renown jazz artists.

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UI Theatre Arts Presents “A Christmas Carol” Beginning Dec. 1

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:00:00 -0800

After four years of holiday performances, the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department will showcase its final production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this December. Read more

UI Students Give Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes a Pulse Twist

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:12:00 -0800

The Thanksgiving table is a place for traditions: Great-Grammy’s Jell-O. Mom’s mashed potatoes. Your sister’s pecan pie. But you may want to introduce some new traditions this year, thanks to recipes developed by dietetics students at the University of Idaho. Whether your favorite Thanksgiving dish is green bean casserole, pecan pie, or sweet potatoes, you can find a Vandal-inspired recipe, courtesy of students in UI’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read more

Idaho Climate Indicators Website Connects Professionals, Citizens to Needed Science

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800

Natural resource professionals and citizens across Idaho have noticed changes in recent decades: bigger wildfires, later frosts, earlier blooming lilacs, decreased snowpack. To demonstrate how these changes connect with climate science, a group of current and former University of Idaho researchers launched the website Indicators of Idaho's Changing Climate. Read more

UI Offers Free Tobacco Quit Kits during Great American Smokeout Nov. 17

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Vandal Health Education program will celebrate the Great American Smokeout/Collegiate Smokeout with free quit kits and access to tobacco cessation resources on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Read more

GIS Day Speaker Looks at How Geospatial Technology is Transforming our Lives

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:03:00 -0800

Average smartphone users likely don’t realize the amount of geospatial technology that goes into properly running their favorite apps. What was once a technology used only by well-trained professionals, the most popular features of what is commonly referred to as GIS are now accessible by everyone, and anyone with a cellphone can be a provider of crowdsourced GIS data. Read more

Engineering Management Master’s Program Awarded ASEM Accreditation

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:02:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Engineering graduate program in engineering management was awarded accreditation through 2020 by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). ASEM is the international accreditation society that represents the profession of engineering management. Read more

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Makes Stop at Kibbie Dome Nov. 10

Posted Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:40:00 -0800

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, which hails from the Payette National Forest, will make a stop at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center on the University of Idaho campus as part of its 2,000-mile multi-stop journey to Washington, D.C. It will then be displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol during the holiday season. Read more

UI Offers Free Thanksgiving for Students, Families Nov. 23

Posted Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

For the third consecutive year, the University of Idaho is offering a free Thanksgiving meal to students and their families who will be staying in the Moscow area over the holiday break.

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UI Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Operation Education at Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:55:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will honor the service and sacrifice of our community veterans and military service members, as well as celebrate the 10th anniversary of Operation Education, at the fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11.
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Native American Heritage Month Honors Indigenous Peoples

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:41:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will honor the contributions of North America’s indigenous peoples with a variety of events this month. UI’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month begins at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, with the dedication of tribal flags in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Student-Led Sustainability Projects Awarded Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:05:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling $6,444 to three student-led sustainability projects, covering topics from reducing plastic bag waste, to creating a way to turn radio frequency signals into power, to educating campus about water resources and cleaning up Paradise Creek. Read more

Save the Date for the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:44:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Women’s Center, Professional Development and Learning, and Athena Professional Women’s Organization— in partnership with Washington State University’s Women’s Resource Center, the WSU-ADVANCE grant, WSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and Lewis-Clark State College — will collaborate to host the sixth biennial Women’s Leadership Conference Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Best Western University Inn in Moscow.
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Longtime UI Athletics Employee, Community Activist Receives Idaho Treasure Award

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Retirees Association (UIRA) will honor alumna and former UI athletics employee Maureen Taylor Regan with the Idaho Treasure Award on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The Idaho Treasure Award is sponsored by UIRA and recognizes living retired UI faculty, staff and/or family members who, in their retirement years, have made significant achievements in service or leadership to the university. Read more

GIS Day Examines Way Technology is Changing Research, Lives

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites faculty, staff, students and the public to explore the rapidly growing uses and possibilities of geospatial technology at its annual GIS Day, Nov. 16, 2016, in the Idaho Commons. Read more

McGuire Selected as UI Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Director

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Animal scientist Mark McGuire will serve as director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Michael P. Parrella announced Monday. Read more

University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery Presents Real & Implied

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:30:00 -0700

A timely exhibit, “Real & Implied” calls to mind the tendency of political campaigns to appeal to exaggerated notions. In this context, what is real and implied in the exhibit is a sense of danger and violence. The work of the four exhibiting artists does not directly address electoral politics or violence but suggests a distance between rhetoric, technology and impacted lives. Read more

Learn the Basics of Chinese Business Etiquette at Nov. 10 Seminar

Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

If you are looking to give your Chinese business partner a gift this holiday season, don’t make it a clock. The pronunciation of the word “clock” in Mandarin is similar to the word “dying,” and is considered unlucky.

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Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Awards First Digital Scholarship Fellowships

Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:07:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) — a collaborative effort of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Idaho Library — has awarded its first Digital Scholarship Fellowships to professors Stacey Camp in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Denise Bennett of the School of Journalism and Mass Media. Read more

National Mental Health Advocate, Educator Visits UI

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho welcomes national mental health advocate and educator Hakeem Rahim to campus 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom. Read more

UI Biology Researchers Develop Tool for Identifying New Species

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:13:00 -0700

On the surface, the Idaho giant salamander and the coastal giant salamander look almost identical. But their genes prove they’re actually distinct species — a phenomenon biologists call “cryptic species.”

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Vandal Steam Roller Project Uses Heavy Machinery to Make Art

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho graduate student Reinaldo Gil Zambrano is taking an old-fashioned technique of print making and giving it a modern, construction equipment twist this weekend at the first ever Vandal Steam Roller Project.
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Women in Engineering Day Challenges Future Vandals to Change the World

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:01:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering begins its annual Women in Engineering Day at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in the Horizon/Aurora Rooms of the Idaho Commons Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for high school women in grades 11-12 designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more

Women’s Center Hosts Discussion of Feminism, Gender Roles in “Medea” on Thursday

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center is hosting a public lunchtime discussion to discuss issues raised in the recent Theatre Arts production, “Medea: Her Story.” The discussion is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Women’s Center, Room 109 in Memorial Gym. Read more

Rare Art Buying Opportunity Opens at Prichard Art Gallery

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0700

The estate of Idaho artist and art collector Kay Montgomery will be available for viewing and purchase from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown Moscow. A reception is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at the gallery. Read more

Research Project Finds Energy, Water Savings in Food Processing Plants

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:23:00 -0700

Researchers at the University of Idaho, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are working together to help Idaho food processing companies reduce their energy and water use, with support from Avista Corp. Read more

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Artist Lineup

Posted Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary in February 2017 with a musical lineup that brings some of the most celebrated modern jazz artists to Moscow. The festival, part of the Lionel Hampton School of Music in UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is Feb. 23-25, 2017, with evening concerts concluding a day of student performances, engaging hands-on clinics and professional workshops.

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Uranus May Have Tiny, Undiscovered Moons, UI Researchers Say

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have spotted patterns in Uranus’ rings that hint at the presence of two tiny, previously undiscovered moonlets orbiting the solar system’s seventh planet. Read more

UI Unveils Plans for New Arena in Moscow

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho today unveiled plans to construct the Idaho Arena, a 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and a university community gathering place for academic events, concerts and meetings. Read more

The Numbers Speak Loudly About the State of the UI

Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Official overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho increased to 11,780 for fall 2016, up 3.6 percent from 11,371 in fall 2015. Enrollment this fall is higher than it was when President Chuck Staben joined UI in 2014. And it is the first overall enrollment increase since 2012. Enrollment is up in several key areas including first-time undergraduate (resident and non-resident) and underrepresented students. Read more

Graduate Debt, Employment Rates Bumps College of Law into Top 10 for Value

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:46:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law was named the No. 8 best value law school in the country by preLaw Magazine this month. The college rose from being listed as an “A- Best Value School” on the annual list to breaking in the Top 10 this year. Over 200 law schools were considered for this recognition. UI was boosted by a decrease in debt load among its graduates and an increase in post-graduation employment outcomes. Read more

Alumni Relations Hosts Meet and Greet with Campus History Book Authors

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Relations is hosting a Meet the Author event featuring UI’s newest publication “University of Idaho: The Campus History Series,” written by Katherine G. Aiken and Erin Passehl-Stoddart. Read more

College of Engineering Inducts Class of 2016 Academy of Engineers

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The College of Engineering will induct eight members into its Academy of Engineers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the annual Academy of Engineers induction ceremony in the Whitewater/Clearwater Rooms of the Idaho Commons. The Academy of Engineers, now in its sixth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society. Read more

$1.2 Million Grant Helps Native American Students Complete Teaching Degrees

Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

A dozen Native American students will get the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education. Read more

Invasive Plants Conference in Boise Includes Focus on Rush Skeletonweed

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

One of Idaho’s toughest weed invaders will be a focus for the The Northern Rockies Invasive Plants Council when it meets in Boise, Oct. 17-20.
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Art Supplies Found in UI's Excavation of Boise’s James Castle House

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0700

Nearly 40 years after his passing, objects found at the residence of Boise artist James Castle (1899-1977) are shedding light on his life and how he created his art. Over the last week, University of Idaho faculty, students and alumni conducted an excavation of the world-renowned artist’s former residence with the hopes of reclaiming pieces of Castle’s life. Read more

$500,000 Grant Funds Research into River Restoration and Elementary STEM Program

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:51:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering researchers received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how plants help streambeds clean pollutants and the impact of vegetation in river restoration. In addition, the grant will help the UI team to develop a STEM curriculum for fifth and sixth graders.

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Saturday’s Fan Zone Pre-Game Celebration Canceled

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Due to forecasts of heavy rain and high winds, the Idaho Fan Zone will not be held before Saturday’s home football game against New Mexico State University. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.

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UI Receives Federal Recognition for Service-Learning, Community Efforts

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0700

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Idaho has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its service-learning and community efforts. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Hosts Free Fall Drama Camp for Youth

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho student chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) and the Department of Theatre Arts are offering a free six-week drama camp for youths ages 8 to 18. The camp runs from 6- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 30. Registration forms are available at www.uidaho.edu/theatre.

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UI Suspends Fraternity

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Fraternities and sororities have partnered with the University of Idaho on campus since 1905 and have set high expectations for the behavior of their members - expectations that are outlined in their national charters.
The University of Idaho has been made aware of allegations that one member of our fraternity and sorority life system, Delta Sigma Phi, has engaged in behavior that is inconsistent with its own national charter as well as the university’s policies and expectations for conduct on our campus. As such, Delta Sigma Phi has been suspended from all University of Idaho activities pending the conclusion of an investigation and review process.
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UI Architecture Students, Forest Service Unveil Sandpoint-Area Snowmobile Warming Hut

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:40:00 -0700

Snowmobilers, snowshoers and others who enjoy playing in the woods during North Idaho’s winters have a new place to warm up thanks to a joint project between the U.S. Forest Service and University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture (CAA). Read more

UI Researchers Examine Waste Reclamation and Reuse in Idaho

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Manure, byproducts of food processing, and other agricultural and aquacultural materials are often considered to be waste. However, the University of Idaho Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), in collaboration with industries across the state, is beginning a project to help Idaho view and use these nutrients as a resource. The National Science Foundation awarded the CRC nearly $3 million over the next three years to support the ReFEWS project, which will map Idaho’s opportunities for managing nutrients across landscapes for improved resilience in food, energy and water systems, known as FEWS. The project will focus on the Upper Snake River Watershed, which includes Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the surrounding counties, but also will incorporate other sites across Idaho with an eye to improving community and human well-being. Read more

Host Organizations Wanted for Volunteer Event

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is seeking volunteer organizations to host student volunteers during Make a Difference Day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Read more

Internationally Renowned Engineer and Scientist Speaks at UI Boise Oct. 14

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Internationally recognized environmental engineer Jörg Imberger will give a presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St, Boise.

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President Chuck Staben: UI Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho joined a growing number of entities to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day Monday. “I’m proud of our students for driving this conversation forward, and I accept their resolution as part of our commitment to all students and to strong relationships with all our tribal partners,” said UI President Chuck Staben at a ceremony held Monday morning by the Native American Student Center. “I hope this day can provide an opportunity for our entire campus to come together in a spirit of inclusion and understanding.” Read more

Deviant Septet Continues UI Auditorium Chamber Music Series' 30th Anniversary Season

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

For the second concert of its 30th anniversary season, the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will present Deviant Septet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. This contemporary chamber ensemble features clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass and percussion. Read more

Study: Human-Caused Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fire Area

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the past three decades, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Idaho and Columbia University. Read more

UI Women’s Center Awarded Nearly $300,000 for Violence Prevention Program

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded the Women’s Center at the University of Idaho $298,466 to fund the Campus Violence Prevention Project.
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Festival Theme for 50th Anniversary

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate 50 years of bringing world-renowned artists and jazz professionals to Moscow on Feb. 23-25, 2017. This year’s festival theme — “Grounded in Tradition. Breaking New Ground.” —comes with great excitement as the festival returns to the Lionel Hampton School of Music within UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The organizational change allows the festival to refocus on its long history of music education.
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Yeast Gene Rapidly Evolves to Attack Viruses, Researchers Find

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University of Idaho and the University of Colorado Boulder reveals another way that yeast species can help our species: by demonstrating how viruses interact with their hosts, and how hosts may evolve to fight back. Read more

China in the Treasure Valley Series Talks About Local Students’ Travels to China

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

College of Idaho professors Jeff Snyder-Reinke, history, and Rob Dayley, political economy and Asian studies, will be the speakers at the China in the Treasure Valley series presented by the University of Idaho Confucius Institute. Read more

UI Researchers part of $3M Grant for Columbia Basin Food, Energy, Water Needs

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers will bring a law and policy perspective to a Washington State University project studying how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River Basin.

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UI Theatre Arts Hosts Halloween Costume Sale Oct. 6-7

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is helping the community get ready for Halloween by hosting a costume sale from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Read more

UI Archaeologists to Begin Excavation of Boise Artist’s Former Home

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

For nearly 70 years, Boise artist James Castle (1899-1977) created drawings, books and illustrations as a way to understand and communicate with the world. Castle was deaf and mute, but his art spoke volumes. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, a group of University of Idaho archaeologists will begin uncover what else the famous artist’s life might have to say. Read more

Grand Opening of New Lake Lab at UI Coeur d'Alene Features Tours, Speaker

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute will celebrate the grand opening of its new Lake Social Ecological Systems Laboratory, or LaSES, from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way.
Faculty and student researchers at the LaSES lab will study North Idaho lakes’ interacting natural systems and how they affect — and are affected by — the human communities around them. The lab will work closely with local and regional groups, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Read more

UI-Led Research Team Investigates How Plants Respond to Drought

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

A team of scientists led by Daniel Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, met in September at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to answer questions about how plants transport water.
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Computer Science Students Light up Theophilus Tower Tonight

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will present its TowerLights Extravaganza in the south facing windows of Theophilus Tower after the homecoming fireworks show tonight, Sept. 30. Read more

UI Supports Area Nonprofits with Idaho Charitable Giving Events

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is proud to be a participant in the Idaho State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign. This annual statewide effort works to raise funds for the 501(c)3s around Idaho to support their vital work. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Deconstructs Medea Myth in “Medea: Her Story”

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department presents “Medea: Her Story” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13-15, 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 23 in the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is free for UI students, $10 for seniors, UI staff and faculty and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at the Hartung door beginning 60 minutes before curtain or by calling UI Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465. Read more

Seventh Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The Palouse French Film Festival returns to Moscow for a seventh year this October. The communitywide movie series features four weekly films and is presented by the Washington State University Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, the University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.

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UI Rangeland Center Hosting Annual Fall Forum and Field Tour

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Rangeland Center will be hosting the Rangeland Fall Forum on Oct. 20 in Caldwell, Idaho. The theme of the forum is “Summit to Stream: Managing Rangelands is a Watershed Affair,” and will focus on practices for thoughtful management of rangeland watersheds. Read more

Vandals Go for the Gold for Homecoming Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating its 108th Homecoming Week Sunday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 1. Read more

Researchers Find Law Enforcement Use of Military Equipment Program Varies Nationwide

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The federal government’s 1033 program allows the U.S. Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, from armored vehicles to M-16 rifles to office furniture. A team of geographers in the University of Idaho’s College of Science has found that agencies across the nation access this program at different rates, and likely for reasons tied to location.

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International Agriculture Trade Expert Daryl Brehm to Speak at UI

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Daryl Brehm, recently retired deputy administrator for foreign service operations of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, will speak at the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as part of UI’s Martin Forum. Read more

UI Researchers Use Proof and Argument to Help Teachers, Students in Mathematics

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho mathematics and education researchers will work with teachers across the Northwest beginning this fall to explore the success of a method for improving mathematics learning in eighth grade. The four-year project examines teaching and learning math with and through viable argumentation.

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UI Hosts Sexual Assault Educator Juliette Grimmett Sept. 23

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho welcomes sexual assault survivor, advocate and educator Juliette Grimmett to campus 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Idaho Commons Horizon and Aurora rooms.

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Earlier Scholarship, Financial Aid Priority Date Give Families Early Notice of Financial Aid

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

This year, students applying to the University of Idaho will be able to plan for college costs and know their admissions status months earlier than in previous years. Read more

UI Hosts Take Back the Night Rally and March Sept. 22

Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center is partnering with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus partners to host Take Back the Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the E.J. Iddings Agricultural Science Building Room 106. Read more

UI Raises More than $440,000 During Inaugural Vandal Giving Day

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho alumni and donors gifted an impressive $441,313 to help student scholarships and programs during the university’s inaugural Vandal Giving Day on Sept. 13-14. Read more

30th Season of Auditorium Chamber Music Series Begins with Prima Trio

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series brings some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians to the Palouse. Its 30th season will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when The Prima Trio, gold medal winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, presents a concert of works for clarinet, violin and piano by Mozart, Piazzola, Khachaturian and others. Read more

Economic Development Summit Tackles Local Governments’ Ability to Innovate

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host Breaking Barriers: Idaho Local Government Economic Development Summit on Oct. 11 at the Boise Centre.

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UI Receives $2.8 Million Grant to Explore Online PreK-12 Teacher Development

Posted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Education, in partnership with the University of Rochester in New York, was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 program to provide teachers in rural school districts access to innovative online professional learning experiences in mathematics. Read more

UI Latinx Speaker to Discuss Gender Outside Masculine, Feminine

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho welcomes social justice writer Jack Qu'emi to campus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom as part of Latino/Latina/Latinx Heritage Month.

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UI Confucius Institute Renews Sponsorship of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Riverfront Park will shine brightly with nearly 40 illuminated displays and thousands of lights as the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Spokane this week. Read more

China in the Treasure Valley Seminar Brings Together Ancient Philosophy and Modern Science

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:30:00 -0700

You Qiang, professor of physics and nuclear engineering at the University of Idaho, will talk about I-Ching, an ancient Chinese philosophy, and its relationship to modern science. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe room. Read more

University of Idaho, Idaho Bar organize Constitution Day events for Moscow, Boise

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar will observe Constitution Day this week, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Read more

UI Joins National Effort to End Campus Violence for Safety Week Sept. 18-23

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will join 50 campuses across the nation on Sunday, Sept. 18, in a systematic effort to end campus violence as part of the annual “I Got Your Back” Safety Week, Sept. 18-23, 2016. Read more

Dunk a UI Administrator During Vandal Giving Day

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho employees, students and community members will have the opportunity to send UI employees for a swim during the inaugural Vandal Giving Day, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Read more

‘We Got Your Back’ 5K Supports Suicide Prevention Programs

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center is hosting a “We Got Your Back” Suicide Awareness 5K run and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents Staged Reading: “The Road Through Damascus”

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department presents three staged readings of “The Road through Damascus,” a quirky love letter to the odd charms of a small town and its unique inhabitants, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at The Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Avenue, Moscow. The reading is free for University of Idaho students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

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