Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Career Fair

Find internships, full-time positions and seasonal employment 2-6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Kibbie Dome. Learn More

Parent Newsletter

Keep up on campus events and information involving your Vandal student. Sign Up

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Join Today

News Releases

President Staben Gives State of the University Address Monday

Posted Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:21:05 PST

The University of Idaho and President Chuck Staben invites the Moscow community to attend the annual State of the University Address on Monday, Oct. 5. The address by Staben will include updates on UI programs, initiatives and priorities. Staben will focus his remarks on the university’s purpose and its future, especially as they relate to the core themes of transformative educational exper... Read more

New Dean Selected for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:56:43 PST

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Michael Parrella has accepted the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Parrella comes to UI from the University of California, Davis, where he has served as the chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and associate dean of Agricultural Sciences. He has also served as the Western ... Read more

UI Receives $1 million from Department of Education to Train Rehabilitation Counselors

Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:20:36 PST

  University of Idaho faculty members in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program (RCHS), which is in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Counseling, have been awarded a five-year $1 million Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Rehabilitation Services A... Read more

2016 Hemingway Festival Celebrates Hemingway’s Cuba Connection

Posted Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:51:09 PST

The University of Idaho English department’s 7th Annual Hemingway Festival will celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s love of Cuba, the recently reinvigorated U.S.-Cuba political relationship and the 65th anniversary of Hemingway’s writing of “The Old Man and the Sea.” Ernest Hemingway left Cuba in 1960, ending a love affair with the “Pearl of the Antilles” that ... Read more

UI Theatre Presents Proof, Oct. 15 - 25

Posted Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:05:48 PST

Madness and mathematics add up to thought-provoking theater as University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the multi-award winning play “Proof” in October. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive. Admission is free for UI students, $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors (55 and older) and $5 for ch... Read more

Chinese Art Troupe to Perform for Confucius Institute Day Sept. 28

Posted Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:14:34 PST

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day on Monday, Sept. 28, with a performance by the Soochow University Art Troupe. Soochow University is located in the ancient town of Suzhou, renowned as “Paradise on Earth” in Chinese culture.  The Soochow University Art Troupe specializes in music featuring traditional Chinese instruments, suc... Read more

Murdock Grant Supports Commercialization of UI-Developed Technology

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:11:02 PST

A team of University of Idaho researchers will spend the next year refining their unique technology so it’s ready to take the leap from the lab to the marketplace. A new program from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Commercialization Initiative, granted more than $55,000 to help UI physics professor David McIlroy and chemistry professor Frank Cheng, both of the UI College of Science, p... Read more

Sage Grouse Listing Decision Validates the Success of Collaborative Approaches

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:01:19 PST

The decision Tuesday by the Department of Interior to not list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act validates the hard work and collaboration of many agencies, landowners and the University of Idaho. "Conserving sage grouse is a complex challenge that requires the collective efforts of land managers, scientists and all those who enjoy the vast sagebrush ecosystems. This announcement is a ... Read more

VandaLink Simplifies Transfer Process from North Idaho College

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:59:43 PST

The University of Idaho on Thursday will launch a new VandaLink partnership with North Idaho College. The program simplifies process of transferring an associate’s degree from NIC to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Part of a larger, statewide program that offers a seamless transfer experience between local community colleges and the UI, VandaLink provides admission without fees u... Read more

UI Scholarships, Building Project Benefit from Boise-based Foundation

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:53:30 PST

The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation has announced a generous $535,000 gift to the University of Idaho to fund scholarships and needed furnishings in the College of Education, which is currently undergoing renovation. Harry Bettis, president of the Boise-based foundation, said $270,000 in scholarship funding would go toward UI’s general scholarship funds, with an additional$15,000 to the A... Read more

Cultural Geographer Visiting UI, Two Events Broadcast to Coeur d’Alene and Boise

Posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:31:22 PST

Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The presentation, “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Poss... Read more

UI Confucius Institute, CLASS Sponsor Chinese Lantern Festival Main Stage Events

Posted Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:19:31 PST

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute (UICI) and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) are major sponsors of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, which begins Saturday, Sept. 26, at Spokane Riverfront Park, and runs through Nov. 1. The festival is a celebration of Chinese culture and features stunning traditional lantern displays, gourmet cuisine, acrobatics, fa... Read more

UI Extension Helps North Central Idaho Residents Navigate Wildfire Recovery

Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:24:13 PST

The fires that destroyed scores of homes in north central Idaho are mostly out. Landowners now face the task of rebuilding, trying to recover from losses and restoring forests and other resources. University of Idaho Extension is helping organize a series of regional meetings beginning Thursday, Sept. 24, in Craigmont to help private landowners find expertise and help from local, state and federa... Read more

Students say ‘Thank You’ to Scholarship Donors at Annual Thank-a-Thon

Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:18:11 PST

Students at the University of Idaho will have a chance to say “thank you” to all of those who support UI through scholarships and other donations. The 11th annual Thank-A-Thon will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29, in the Clearwater and Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons. The annual two-day event gives recipients of donor-funded scholarship the chance to... Read more

UI Joins NIH Group to Combat Student Drinking

Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:17:59 PST

The University of Idaho has joined universities around the nation and the National Institutes of Health to develop a new resource to combat underage drinking by students. The new tool — called CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) — will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, during a national media conference. Statistics have long shown that the first six weeks of a college freshma... Read more

College of Law Hosts Grand Opening of Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center

Posted Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:15:45 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law is celebrating the grand opening of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) in Boise Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain time. The ILJLC is a collaborative effort between the College of Law and Idaho Supreme Court--a center for legal education and civic engagement that houses the Idaho State Law Library. It’s also the new location for th... Read more

College Scorecard Data Confirms UI Offers Great Education for Great Price

Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:40:35 PST

This week, the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education unveiled College Scorecard, a new data site that provides comprehensive data on education costs and student outcomes of universities across the nation. The new data places the University of Idaho above other public institutions in the state in regard to graduation rate, average salaries after graduation and below other Idaho four... Read more

Add the Words’ Documentary Shows Struggles of Idaho’s LGBTQA Community

Posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:43:33 PST

The award-winning documentary “Add the Words,” by Michael D. Gough and Cammie Pavesic, will be shown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Borah Theatre in the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center and 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Theatre on Main St. in Moscow. Both showings are free to the public.  The movie covers the efforts of Idaho's LGBTQA community in its struggle to h... Read more

UI Alumnus, an Iran Hostage Crisis Witness, to Attend Ag Celebration Sept. 24-26

Posted Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:39:02 PST

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Lee Schatz, one of six Americans rescued during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, will visit the University of Idaho campus for annual Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Sept. 24-26. The events draw hundreds of high school students from across Idaho to campus for livestock judging competitions, workshops about college activities, a fo... Read more

PBS president to keynote at 50th birthday of Idaho’s first public TV station

Posted Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:35:58 PST

Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will visit Moscow to commemorate the 50th anniversary of KUID, Idaho’s first public television station. Kerger, chief executive officer of PBS since 2006, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the auditorium of the University of Idaho's Administration Building.  Her keynote address, “Public Media's Past, Presen... Read more

College of Law Announces Events for Constitution Day Sept. 17

Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:21:09 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 at both its Moscow and Boise locations. In Moscow there will be a lecture by Peter Alexander, former dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and founding dean of the Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time in the courtroom of the Menard Buildin... Read more

Vice President for Research Announces Retirement

Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:06:01 PST

The University of Idaho’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development John K. “Jack” McIver has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year. McIver has led UI’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) since 2008 and is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and facilitating all UI research activities, including sponsored and... Read more

McClure Center Director Receives Award for Work with Hispanic Communities

Posted Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:15:50 PST

Priscilla Salant, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho Boise, will receive the Amiga del Año award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs (ICHA) on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The award — which means “Friend of the Year” — is presented to a recipient who has gone beyond his or her work responsibilitie... Read more

Vandal Fans Encouraged to Buy Tickets for Military Members for Sept. 19 Game

Posted Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:32:55 PST

The University of Idaho will salute and thank former and current military personnel during the Vandal home football game on Saturday, Sept. 19, for Military Appreciation Day. Military Appreciation Day activities begin at 11 a.m. on the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center’s north field with a ropes course and children’s activities. In conjunction with UI and to celebrate the significance of M... Read more

Screening of ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ Examines Women’s Suffrage Movement

Posted Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:40:01 PST

The University of Idaho Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Moscow League of Women Voters, will screen Katja von Garnier’s critically acclaimed film “Iron Jawed Angels,” the remarkable story of the important events surrounding the American women’s suffrage movement. The film highlights the bravery of the women who pioneered this fight and some of the consequence... Read more

“Breaking Barriers Together: Access & Inclusion” tackles getting around Moscow

Posted Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:50:54 PST

Until faced with a disability, limitation or even a baby stroller, physical accessibility and social inclusion may be something taken for granted.  Access and inclusion in the life and amenities of Moscow community for all is the topic of a Moscow Human Rights Commission Social Justice forum set for 6 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Gritman Medical center South Lobby, 700 S. Main St. The cente... Read more

UI to Host First-Ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp

Posted Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:36:16 PST

Climate change has a direct impact on Native American communities through disruption to local economies and traditional cultures. To help address these impacts, members of tribes from across the United States will convene at the University of Idaho’s McCall Field Campus in June 2016 for the first-ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Northwest C... Read more

Women’s Center Hosts Take Back the Night Sept. 17

Posted Wed, 09 Sep 2015 11:14:30 PST

As part of the 2015 I Got Your Back Safety Week, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night — a rally and march to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it. Take Back the Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Room 106 o... Read more

Film Forum Examines Social Change Issues from Idaho to Africa

Posted Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:08:00 PST

Y’en a Marre means “We’ve had enough” in French slang. It is also the name of a social movement led by rappers with a serious message: They rap for social, political and economic change in their home of Senegal. Now, two members of Y'en a Marre are headed to Moscow to spread their message of social justice. Denise Sow, a founding member of Y’en a Marre, is scheduled t... Read more

Diversity in Natural Resources Topic of Keynote and Panel Discussion

Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:34:03 PST

Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho campus. The presentation, “Radical Presence: Black Faces... Read more

UI Partners to Build New Exhibit About Boise Watershed

Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:19:35 PST

The University of Idaho Boise is proud to partner with CH2MHill, the city of Boise and Boise WaterShed Exhibits to support the construction of the Boise WaterShed River Campus for the expanded Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center has served over 135,000 people since opening in 2008. ... Read more

College of Law Increases Resident Enrollment and Class Quality

Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:14:33 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law announced today that the size and quality of its entering class continues to hold steady despite the continued national decline in applications to law school. Nationwide, the most recent Law School Admission Council volume report shows another 4 percent drop in applications for fall 2015 admission.  The college welcomed 105 new first-year students to cam... Read more

Paint the Palouse to Paint Two Houses in Moscow Sept. 19

Posted Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:09:00 PST

Gather your friends and paint brushes and join Housing & Residence Life for its 26th annual Paint the Palouse community service project, which begins at at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Paint the Palouse is an annual residence hall community service project organized by Housing & Residence Life student staff. Each year, Paint the Palouse gathers close to 350 student volunteers to paint ho... Read more

UI-WSU Study Finds Local Input Can Ease Conflict During Wildland Fires

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:42:35 PST

Large wildfires like those burning across the Northwest this summer are ripe with opportunity for conflict between landowners, many of whom have generations of family history on the land, and highly-trained but transient incident management teams. These conflicts can have a lasting effect on local community functioning and should be assessed and documented for future use, concludes a research tea... Read more

Free Performance of “Vang” by UI Theater Professor Thursday

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:39:06 PST

A free multimedia performance of “Vang” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at The Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., explores the lives of new immigrant farmers in America. University of Idaho Theatre Arts professor Matt Foss collaborated with Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin to create “Vang,” which means “ga... Read more

Brian Johnson Named Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:21:23 PST

Professor Brian Johnson has been named the first Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering with the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The position was made possible by a $2 million gift from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The gift from SEL came last month when the Pullman-based international electrical power systems company announced its support of the UI... Read more

Anthony Doerr to tell story behind his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:30:01 PST

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Boise native Anthony Doerr will speak about his novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, 709 Deakin St. The work, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is this year’s Common Read for the University of Idaho. It is the first book by an Idaho author in the... Read more

Award-winning Novelist Kent Meyers to read at UI Sept. 17

Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:01:07 PST

Award-winning novelist Kent Meyers will read at the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a book signing by Meyers. Meyers is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the author of five books: the novels “The River Warren” (Hungry Mind/Harcourt, 1998), &l... Read more

Staged Reading of “The Gorgon” Opens Sept. 16

Posted Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:12:52 PST

Most of us hear the word “monster” and we turn and run. But writer Zana Previti prefers confronting monsters head on, with pen and paper, through poetry and now her first play, “The Gorgon,” will be presented by the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department as a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 16-19, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1... Read more

UI Student Receives Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship

Posted Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:31:05 PST

University of Idaho senior William Rigby has been selected as one of 15 recipients nationwide for a writing internship from the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The internship period began in August and continues through December.  “I am so honored to have received this internship and I am excited about this opportunity as I hope to become a reporter after college,” said Rigby, a na... Read more

UI Part of Effort to Improve Clothing for Wildland Firefighters

Posted Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:52:41 PST

Clothing that can protect firefighters so they can protect the public is very much on the mind of University of Idaho clothing, textiles and design professor Sonya Meyer these days. Meyer, UI School of Family and Consumer Sciences director at Moscow, is part of a national project to review wildland firefighters’ clothing to find ways to improve its effectiveness, comfort and safety. “O... Read more

UI Opens Kibbie Dome to High School Teams

Posted Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:51:11 PST

Due to persistent air quality concerns around northern Idaho, the University of Idaho has opened up the Kibbie Dome-ASUI Activity Center for use by area athletic teams. “We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer the use of our facility to these high school athletes,” said Robert Anderson, director of University Support Services at UI. “It is part of our commitment as a univer... Read more

UI Adjusts Activities Due to Air Quality Concerns

Posted Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:00:59 PST

Wildfire smoke continues to pose an air quality problem in much of the Northwest, including Idaho. Air quality conditions in the Moscow area are currently in the hazardous range.  Air quality predictions, which can change rapidly in response to fire conditions, wind, and other factors, will likely range from moderate to hazardous in the Moscow area for the foreseeable future. Visit http://air... Read more

UI Forestry Extension Publications Help Educate about Wildfire

Posted Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:07:06 PST

Protecting private property before a fire and managing land and natural resources afterward are both key concerns as wildfires continue to burn across the West. The University of Idaho Extension has free publications to help with both. “The dry, hot conditions this summer are further tested by our desire to live farther and farther into the woods, or what we call the wildland urban interface... Read more

UI and WSU Receive Grant to Help Communities Prepare for, Recover from Wildfires

Posted Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:06:44 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 24, 2015 — More than 6,000 fires have burned more than 1 million acres in the Northwest so far in 2015, with experts predicting continuing severe wildfires in coming years.  To help Northwest communities prepare for the future, University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers are studying ways to increase communities’ ability to withstand... Read more

Wildfire Smoke Causes Air Quality Problems

Posted Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:59:33 PST

Wildfire smoke continues to pose an air quality problem in much of the Northwest, including Idaho.  Air quality predictions, which can change rapidly in response to fire conditions, wind, and other factors indicate a "Moderate" to "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" condition likely in Moscow.   University activities will continue as scheduled, but we recommend that anyone with lung problem... Read more

Dean of College of Business Stepping Down in 2016

Posted Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:23:05 PST

Mario Reyes, dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho, has announced that he will step down as dean at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Reyes intends to take a retooling break before returning to UI as a business faculty member in January 2017, with retirement plans in the not too distant future.  "This is a difficult decision for me because I truly love t... Read more

Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center Open for Classes Monday, Aug. 24

Posted Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:32:10 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law’s new Boise facility, the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC), will open to students on Monday, Aug. 24. The campus offers courses for second- and third-year law students taking classes in Boise. Over the past year, construction crews have been renovating the former historic Ada County Courthouse, adjacent to the Idaho State Bar, Idaho Suprem... Read more

Vandal Spirit Friday Kicks-off 2015-16 Athletic Season

Posted Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:50:56 PST

The Moscow community and all Vandal fans are invited to attend Vandal Spirit Friday, the kickoff event for the 2015-16 athletic season. Vandal Spirit Friday runs from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Eastside Marketplace, 1420 S. Blaine St., along Highway 8 in Moscow. It includes live music, food and beverage vendors; autograph sessions with Vandal student-athletes; an appearance by the UI marching b... Read more

University of Idaho Army ROTC Cadet Recognition Ceremony will be held Sept. 2

Posted Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:05:25 PST

The University of Idaho Army ROTC Department will hold its Cadet Recognition Ceremony for cadets who participated in Cadet Summer Training on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Shattuck Arboretum Amphitheatre. “Army ROTC has many different facets of Cadet Summer Training. Each of these events is focused on leader development, and serves as a shaping event in th... Read more

ICA Fellowships in Craft, Design and Visual Arts Exhibit Opens Aug. 20

Posted Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:44:14 PST

The University of Idaho College of Art & Architecture and the Prichard Art Gallery will present the Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA) Fellowship in Craft, Design, and Visual Arts exhibit from Aug. 20 through Oct. 3 at the Prichard Art Gallery. The public is invited to a reception from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the gallery.  An artist’s lecture will be at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Teaching... Read more

UI Theater Auditions Open to All on Aug. 29

Posted Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:40:06 PST

Auditions for University of Idaho Theatre Arts upcoming productions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, in Moscow. Auditions are open to all. To audition, participants should sign up for a three-minute time slot at Actors must prepare a contemporary one-minute monologue and 3... Read more

New Students Encouraged to Serve Their New Community

Posted Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:37:42 PST

As new students begin arriving on campus this week, the University of Idaho is proud to once again offer a way for those students to connect with the greater Palouse community. On Saturday, Aug. 22, UI’s Department of Student Involvement joins with the New Student Orientation programming to offer Serving Your New Community, or SYNC, which encourages new students to spend part of the day vol... Read more

UI Signs onto National Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative

Posted Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:04:08 PST

In a letter to the White House, UI Engineering Dean Larry Stauffer joined 122 engineering deans from across the country in committing to attract and retain a diverse student body to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs. Billed as the “Engineering Deans Diversity Initiative” it is part of the larger “Startup America” effort led b... Read more

UI Extension Uses $37,000 Grant to Protect Water Systems

Posted Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:10:17 PST

The University of Idaho Extension water education program has received a $37,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to educate the public on the vulnerability of the Lake Coeur d’Alene and Spokane River water systems. The project, overseen by program director Jim Ekins, will use native plants to create natural storm water pollution treatment and install signage along 60 mil... Read more

University of Idaho Hosts Fulbright Gateway Orientation

Posted Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:21:20 PST

The University of Idaho’s International Programs Office will host 72 Fulbright graduate students and researchers from 33 countries for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Monday through Friday, Aug. 24-28. The International Programs Office was awarded a $66,399 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program to host the orientation. The Fulbright Program is supported by the ... Read more

UI Researcher Leads National Project to Combat Potato Nematodes

Posted Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:58:05 PST

The University of Idaho will lead a $3.2 million project to combat microscopic worms that threaten potato production. The project, which focuses on the pale cyst nematode and golden nematode, relies on university, federal and industry efforts. These nematodes can reduce potato production by up to 80 percent by infecting the plant’s roots, draining energy that would otherwise create tubers.... Read more

UI Theater Student Interns at Kennedy Center, Debuts First Full-Length Work

Posted Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:55:48 PST

Kadin McGreevy looks the part of a hipster art student with his tall, skinny frame and thick wavy hair. But he’s no shoe-gazer poser. McGreevy, a senior BFA student at University of Idaho in the Theatre Arts department, recently returned from a weeklong, (July 25 – Aug. 2) all-expenses paid apprenticeship at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he worked with nationally recogn... Read more

UI College of Natural Resources Ranks Top Value in the Nation

Posted Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:32:59 PST

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources is the best value for a natural resources and conservation program in the nation, according to USA Today’s College Factual. The college is also ranked 11th in the nation for the quality of its natural resources programs. “Our successful alumni have proven over and over again that our programs are of the highest caliber and we are th... Read more

College of Law to Add First-Year in Boise by Fall 2017

Posted Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:02:20 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 13, 2015 – The University of Idaho announced today that the College of Law plans to offer first-year classes to law students in Boise in the fall 2017. Classes will be taught at the new Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC), which opens Monday, Aug. 24. Currently, all UI law students attend their first year of law school in Moscow. Second- and third-year st... Read more

UI and Partners Earn $22.5 Million to Continue Study of Evolution in Action

Posted Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:25:54 PST

The University of Idaho, along with four other universities, has received a new $22.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue studies in real-time evolution.  This new award brings total funding for this project to $47.5 million from 2010 to 2020. The funding supports students and faculty in projects as varied as developing cooperating robots, understanding ... Read more

UI Urban Design Center Offers Design Foundations Coursework in Boise

Posted Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:34:32 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 12, 2015 – The University of Idaho Urban Design Center in Boise and Boise State University’s Department of Art have teamed up to offer design foundations coursework for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. This program will allow students to complete the first two years of these respective d... Read more

McCall Outdoor Science School Receives National STEM Education Award

Posted Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:26:36 PST

The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is one of five winners of the national Underwriters Laboratories Innovative Education Award (ULIEA) program to advance environmental and STEM education. The award includes a $25,000 grant for program support. “National recognition of MOSS and the benefit it provides in helping students across the state validates our hard work and t... Read more

UI Junior Attends Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom

Posted Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:04:09 PST

University of Idaho incoming-junior Nicole Moeckli, an honors student from Lewiston, received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. “My experience at Fulbright was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Moeckli said. “It was humbling to walk e... Read more

Federal Grant Supports UI Logger Safety Research

Posted Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:25:41 PST

The University of Idaho has a received an $825,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop techniques to save the lives of those working in the woods. Researchers from the College of Natural Resources working in UI’s Experimental Forest will use the funds to install GPS technology on the heavy equipment used in logging. The technology will allow other equipment operat... Read more

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Gives $2 Million to Establish Endowed Chair

Posted Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:30:11 PST

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has donated $2 million to the University of Idaho College of Engineering to create an endowed chair position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “The Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering” establishes a highly honored academic position that will attract and support distinguished faculty in... Read more

UI Hosts Doctoral Education in Athletic Training Summit Aug. 6-8

Posted Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:28:17 PST

University of Idaho’s Athletic Training Education program will be hosting the first summit on Doctoral Education in Athletic Training Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The summit will focus on the present and future of post-professional education for athletic trainers. Recently, the decision was made to require the professional training of athletic trainers ... Read more

Legal Expert Available to Discuss Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law

Posted Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:45:05 PST

Boise, Idaho – August 4, 2014 – U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled Monday that an Idaho law making it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities violates the right to free speech. University of Idaho Associate Law Professor, Shaakirrah Sanders, is an expert in this area of the constitution. She is available to speak to media on this subject and this particu... Read more

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor, Education Advocate to Speak at UI Convocation

Posted Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:06:20 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 3, 2015 — The University of Idaho will welcome back students, staff and faculty members on Friday, Aug. 21, with its annual University Convocation ceremony. This year’s speaker is Tony Plana, an education and diversity advocate known for his stereotype-shattering roles in film and television. Plana is best known for staring as Ignacio Suarez, the widowed... Read more

UI Animal Scientist McGuire to Serve as Idaho Ag Experiment Station Interim Director

Posted Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:08:27 PST

University of Idaho lactation physiologist Mark McGuire, Animal and Veterinary Science Department head, will serve as interim director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station beginning Aug. 2 with the retirement of current director Donn Thill. The station is based in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. McGuire joined the UI faculty in 1995 and has served as department head since 2... Read more

UI Weed Scientist, Ag Experiment Station Director Donn Thill Retires

Posted Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:06:39 PST

When Donn Thill retired July 30 as Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station director, he capped a 35-year career as a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor and weed scientist.   His participation in agricultural research goes beyond that to working during the summer as a high school student for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. &n... Read more

Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth Presents Free Showing of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'

Posted Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:51:45 PST

Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth (IRTY) will present a free showing of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Hartung Outdoor Theater, 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow. The performance is the culmination of a three-week summer drama camp for youth that began on July 20 and is sponsored by IRTY. Participants spend their afternoons learning about acting, dance, m... Read more

UI's Palousafest Includes Hot Air Balloon Rides

Posted Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:46:42 PST

New and returning students will have a chance to gain a sky-high view of the University of Idaho and Moscow community at the annual Palousafest event on Saturday, Aug. 22. This year’s event, hosted by UI’s Department of Student Involvement, will include tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) to give students an aerial view of their new home. Other activities of the annual ... Read more

UI Names New Program Head for Bioregional Planning and Community Design

Posted Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:18:49 PST

 The University of Idaho is pleased to announce Jaap Vos has been named the program head for Bioregional Planning and Community Design (BIOP). His first day was July 20. Vos joins UI’s Urban Design Center (UDC) in Boise after serving as the director of Community and Regional Planning at Boise State University before its cancellation in 2015. He has a doctorate in regional planning fro... Read more

UI Hires New Vice President for Finance

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:23:33 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian R. Foisy has accepted the position of vice president for Finance. His first day at UI is Aug. 31. Foisy brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education finances to UI, and he most recently served as vice president for Administration and Finance at Minot State University in Minot, North Da... Read more

First-Generation College-Bound Students Benefit from UI/Verizon Partnership

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:25:17 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — Twenty at-risk high school students are experiencing hands-on scientific learning as they investigate climate change, water quality, fuel alternatives and more during the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound Math Science program at the McCall Field Campus, supported by a $6,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The Upward Bound students are liv... Read more

Explore Idaho’s Link to Oreos, Agricultural Science at UI Aberdeen Twilight Tour July 29

Posted Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:10:26 PST

ABERDEEN, Idaho – The University of Idaho Aberdeen Research and Extension Center will hold the Twilight Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.   The event welcomes families and farmers with fun ways to learn more about efforts by the university to improve lives and benefit agriculture from home landscaping to major crops.   Topics include Idaho wheat’s role in Oreo cookies... Read more

Moscow Historic Preservation Commission Selects UI as Orchid Award Winner

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

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

Moscow Science Teachers Hike Mountain for UI Youth Science Program

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

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

UI’s TRIO Receives $1.6 Million Dept. of Education Grant

Posted Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:39:57 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The University of Idaho has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services TRIO program for the next five years. The funds — about $325,259 per budget year or a little more than $1.6 million — will help the program continue its mission of offering individual academic and personal support t... Read more

UI Scientists Predict Increase in Megafires Due to Climate Change

Posted Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:51:44 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 21, 2015 — More megafires are predicted into the mid-21st century as scientists apply climate models to fire-prone regions across the country. “Climate change will increase the odds of conditions that have historically led to megafires,” said UI’s Renaud Barbero, a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of a paper published this month in the In... Read more

North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat Offers Tools to Empower Organizations

Posted Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:45:09 PST

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – July 21, 2015 —Education, relationship building and rejuvenation is in store for nonprofit professionals, board members and other volunteers at the North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat, which begins 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Forty-One South and The Lodge at Sandpoint. The conference, offered through University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene’s Professional ... Read more

Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning Project Creates Free Textbooks

Posted Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:27:21 PST

The Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning is making strides in working with Idaho educators to increase affordability and accessibility of high-quality K-12 textbooks for underfunded schools. Through Open Educational Resources (OER) Institutes funded by the Doceo Center, textbooks are being created that are free to any school district. The Doceo Center is operated through the College of Educatio... Read more

Open House Showcases Continued Remodel of Wallace Residence Center

Posted Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:05:59 PST

The University of Idaho is unveiling the completed first floor remodel of Gooding Wing in Wallace Residence Center. UI’s Housing & Residence Life team will host an open house from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, to allow community members the opportunity to view the newly remodeled space. The open house will be held on the first floor of Gooding, through the entrance off of Stadium Drive. ... Read more

UI Closes Experimental Forest to Public Due to Fire Risks

Posted Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:46:37 PST

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources has closed UI’s Experimental Forest statewide to the public until further notice due to persistent high fire danger. Firewood-cutting permits issued by the Experimental Forest are suspended until the closure is lifted. “We have taken a proactive move to alleviate the potential risk of wildfire due to this summer’s hot and dry w... Read more

UI Partners with Coeur d’Alene Programs for 8th Annual Parks Day

Posted Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:59:35 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9, 2015 — Members of the Coeur d’Alene community are invited to an afternoon of fun on Saturday, July 11, at the eighth annual Parks Day Celebration. The event — a partnership between the University of Idaho’s Eat Smart Idaho and 4-H Food Smart Families programs and Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation — is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coeu... Read more

UI Partners with BSU for 5th Annual TRIO Upward Bound Carnival

Posted Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:49:49 PST

Members of the Boise community are invited to an evening of fun on Tuesday, July 14, at the fifth annual TRIO Upward Bound College Carnival. The event — a partnership between the University of Idaho’s Eat Smart Idaho and 4-H Food Smart Families programs, Boise State University’s TRIO Upward Bound program and the city of Boise Parks and Recreation — is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at... Read more

UI Researcher Studying Complex Migration of Amazonian Catfish

Posted Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:19:58 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9 , 2015 —Using new techniques, researchers have uncovered details of one of the world’s longest and least understood migrations, which could aid the conservation of giant Amazonian fish. UI doctoral student Jens Hegg has shown that the migration patterns of Amazonian catfish are much more diverse than originally thought, which may influence the population&rs... Read more

UI Team Advances in Cyber Grand Challenge Tournament

Posted Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:29:35 PST

A team from the University of Idaho’s Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (CSDS) is in a heated competition to increase cybersecurity in the United States. CSDS — a two-person team led by center director Jim Alves-Foss, who is working with post-doctoral fellow Jia Song — placed second and is one of seven teams to advance to the final round of the Cyber Grand Challenge, spons... Read more

Climate and Fires Tightly Linked Over the Past Century in the Northern Rocky Mountains

Posted Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:56:59 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 2, 2015 – Despite large changes in forest management and fire suppression, climate strongly influences wildfire activity in the northern Rocky Mountains, according to research published by a team of University of Idaho and U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The increase in wildfires in the past 30 years coincides with an increase in warm, dry summer conditions... Read more

Idaho Repertory Theatre Presents World Premiere of “The Little Prince”

Posted Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:21:35 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 1, 2015 — Idaho Repertory Theatre (IRT) presents the premiere of “The Little Prince,” a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic. The story is brought to life by award-winning director Matt Foss, assistant professor in theater at the University of Idaho. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 23-25, 31 and Aug. 1, 7-8, with aft... Read more

UI Awards More Than $24 Million in Scholarships to Students

Posted Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:09:34 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 30, 2015 – A college education is essential in today’s world, and the University of Idaho is working hard to provide that opportunity. For the 2015-16 academic year, more than 6,200 students from 45 states have been awarded over $24 million in scholarship support from the University of Idaho.  "A college degree can be a financial challenge. Obtaining a c... Read more

UI Showcases New Beer, Bread Research at Parker Farm Field Day

Posted Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:26:19 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 29, 2015 — The University of Idaho Parker Farm Field Day on Thursday, July 9, will feature agricultural research focused on wheat, canola, acidic soils and horticultural applications for biochar. The tour will also feature research focused on taste preferences for bread baked from hard red or hard white wheat and a new wheat beer, UI Stone Gold Vandal Wheat Be... Read more

UI Extension, Regional Climate Change Project Hosts Precision Ag Field Tour July 8

Posted Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:20:45 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 26, 2015 — The USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) project and University of Idaho Extension are holding a Precision Agriculture Field Tour on Wednesday, July 8, to respond to a growing desire among Palouse-area farmers to learn ways to more efficiently use resources, including fertilizers, pesticides and emerging technologies. Registrat... Read more

U-Idaho Law Professor Available to Discuss Equal Protection and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:49:09 PST

The United States Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, under the clause of the 14th Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority. The United States has become the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage with the couples being able to take advantage of the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexuals and will be recognized on ... Read more

College of Law and ICOLT Release Idaho’s First Guide to Conservation Funds

Posted Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:17:50 PST

The University of Idaho College of Law has researched and published Idaho’s first guide to funding resources available for conservation on private land. “Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands,” was written in association with the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts (ICOLT) and released through its Econo... Read more

UI Microbiologist Appointed to National Advisory Committee

Posted Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:02:16 PST

University of Idaho microbiologist/food science researcher and Distinguished Professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach was appointed Tuesday to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bohach will serve a two-year term, from 2015-2017, on NACMCF, which was established in 1988 by the USDA (Food Safety and Inspection Service), the U.S... Read more

Department of Education Announces Funding for UI-CAMP Through 2020

Posted Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:44:44 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 24, 2015 — The University of Idaho has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for the next five years. The funds — about $425,000 a year — will help the program continue to provide financial, academic and support services to students from migrant and seasonal farmworking ... Read more

UI Theater Professor Receives Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship

Posted Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:22:10 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – June 24, 2015 — University of Idaho professor Robert Caisley, head of dramatic writing in the Department of Theatre Arts, has been awarded an individual fellowship in performing and media arts in playwriting from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. The highly competitive fellowship recognizes Caisley’s outstanding work and artistic excellence and is awarded to help ... Read more

(ISC) 2® Partnership Aims to Bridge CyberSecurity Workforce Gap

Posted Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:19:47 PST

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho —  (ISC)² ®, the largest global nonprofit membership body of certified information and software security professionals has announced a new partnership with the University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene to provide training and certification through the (ISC)2 Global Academic Program (GAP). Through the agreement, (ISC)2 provides students and professiona... Read more


University Communications & Marketing

Phone: (208) 885-6291

Fax: (208) 885-5841


Web: Communications and Marketing

UI Media Contacts