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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

UI Parma Fruit Field Day Features Fruit Sampling, Research Sept. 16

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, grapes, plums, persimmons and pluots will provide a few of the temptations at the University of Idaho Pomology Program’s Annual Fruit Field Day Friday, Sept. 16, near Parma. Read more

UI Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded Full National Accreditation

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Education’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services (RCHS) program has been awarded full national accreditation for an additional five years by the Council on Rehabilitation Education, the accrediting body for master’s degree programs in Rehabilitation Counselor Education. Read more

UI Names New Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Dean Kahler has accepted the position of vice provost for strategic enrollment management, effective Oct. 17, 2016.

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Daughter of Vietnam POW to Speak at UI POW/MIA Ceremony Sept. 16

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Naval, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army ROTC programs will honor those who have sacrificed for our country at the 2016 POW/MIA Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16. Read more

UI Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts ‘No Más Bebés’ Free Documentary Screening Sept. 7

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of the documentary “No Más Bebés (No More Babies),” 7 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Read more

Researchers Find Rapid Evolution is Aiding Cancer-Stricken Tasmanian Devils

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of the world’s Tasmanian devils have died of a contagious cancer that spreads when the animals bite each other. Read more

Idaho Volleyball Remains Perfect

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The Vandals battled through some ups and downs against the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, closing out their stay at the UNM Invitational with a hard fought 3-2 win (25-27, 25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11). Idaho leaves the tournament with its first 3-0 start to the season since starting 5-0 in 2004. Read more

UI Researchers Identify How Climate Has Led to Beetle Outbreaks in Iconic Trees

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Temperature increases caused by climate change were a major factor driving the outbreak of mountain pine beetles that killed whitebark pine trees across millions of acres in and around Yellowstone National Park in the early 2000s, according to a new study by University of Idaho researchers and their partners. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI Celebrates $3.2 Million Infrastructure Upgrade

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

On Thursday, Aug 25, the University of Idaho and Coeur d’Alene-based fiberoptics company Fatbeam will celebrate a $3.2 million donation of high speed fiber optics and internet access to UI’s Research Park in Post Falls.
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UI FEMFest to Honor Struggle for Women’s Equality Aug. 26

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The public is invited to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on the University of Idaho campus during FEMFest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, on the Idaho Commons Plaza. Read more

Idaho Fan Zone Returns for Sept. 1 Home Football Game

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites fans to celebrate the Vandal spirit at the Idaho Fan Zone before the Thursday, Sept. 1, home football game against Montana State University. Read more

Two TRIO Programs Receive Combined Nearly $580,000 in Annual Grants

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho programs have received U.S. Department of Education grants worth more than half a million dollars combined. The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) received a $236,900 annual grant and Talent Search received a $342,720 annual grant.
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More than 1,000 UI Students to Attend Palouse Community Service Events

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

More than 1,000 University of Idaho students will spend the first Saturday of their college careers serving the Palouse community. First-year students are partnering with local businesses and organizations for UI’s Serving Your New Community (SYNC) event Saturday, Aug. 20. Service events are divided into a morning session 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session 1-3:30 p.m.
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UI Implements Tobacco-Free Policy Statewide

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:30:00 -0700

In order to provide a healthier and cleaner atmosphere for the entire Vandal community, the University of Idaho has enacted a tobacco-free policy for its statewide locations. Read more

Civil Engineering Professor Erik Coats Receives Prestigious Wastewater Award

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho civil engineering professor Erik Coats has been selected to receive the 2016 Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal by the Water Environment Federation, a technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals and associations from around the world.
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UI ROTC Honors Cadets for Summer Training Accomplishments Aug. 31

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Army ROTC program will honor 20 cadets who spent their summer participating in training and leadership courses.
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Digital Video Display Opens at Prichard Art Gallery Aug. 19

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The worlds of architecture and technology merge at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery as Andy Behrle’s “hydrodome” exhibit opens Friday, Aug. 19.
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Zip into New Academic Year with Palousafest Street Fair and Concert Aug. 20

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

New and returning students are invited to experience the University of Idaho campus from the seat of a zip-line harness at the Palousafest street fair and concert on Saturday, Aug. 20.
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Research Team: We Need a National Habitat Conservation System

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Research led by the University of Idaho indicates the U.S. needs a comprehensive plan to protect our ecosystems and the variety of plant, animal and insect species that live in them. Led by Jocelyn Aycrigg, a conservation biologist in the College of Natural Resources, and including J. Michael Scott, UI emeritus professor, the large research team published these findings last week in the journal BioScience. Read more

Paint the Palouse to Paint Three Houses in Moscow Aug. 27

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Students from the University of Idaho will improve the lives and homes of three households on the Palouse during Housing and Residence Life’s 26th annual Paint the Palouse community service project. Read more

UI Recognized with Two Awards at the CASE ASAP Convention

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the 43rd Annual Network Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, with two awards. A total of 14 Network Award in five categories were presented. Winners were chosen from over 400 applications.
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Vandal Spirit Friday Kicks off 2016-17 Athletic Season Aug. 19

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The Moscow community and all Vandal fans are invited to attend Vandal Spirit Friday, the kickoff event for the 2016-17 athletic season. Read more

Boise Farmers Mobile Market, UI Extension Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 7-13

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:30:00 -0700

Fresh produce for less and more nutritious meals for families will be the focus of a Boise Farmers Mobile Market stop at Boise’s Franklin Grove Apartments from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, as part of a state and national celebration of farmers markets. Read more

UI Kimberly Bean Field Day Explores Planting, Weed Control Strategies Aug. 18

Posted Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Weed control, planting strategies and irrigation management are key topics during a University of Idaho Bean Field Day planned Aug. 18 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Read more

UI Launches Two New Online Courses in Bioregional Planning Program

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Bioregional Planning and Community Design program has announced two new online course offerings this fall — “Introduction to Planning,” and “Sustainable Development.” The courses are the second and third to launch online in response to the need for supplemental planning education in communities throughout Idaho. The first course, “Planning Methods,” was held last spring. Read more

Two UI Diversity and Civil Rights Leaders Promoted to Permanent Positions

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has promoted two UI employees to permanent leadership positions of units in which they have been interim leaders. Read more

Idaho Teachers to Learn and Share Coding Skills with UI Pilot Program in Nampa

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Four teachers from across Idaho and 20 Nampa middle school students will receive special training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during a week-long summer camp in Nampa. Read more

Native American TV Anchor, Activist Hattie Kauffman to Speak at UI Convocation

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will welcome back students, staff and faculty members on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, with its annual University Convocation ceremony. This year’s speaker is Hattie Kauffman, a well-known TV anchor and national correspondent. A member of the Nez Perce tribe, Kauffman was born in Grangeville, Idaho, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. Read more

Trees Along Perimeter Drive to be Removed for Safety

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and Avista are partnering the week of Aug. 1, 2016, to remove trees along Perimeter Drive. The trees are growing too close to Avista’s underground high pressure natural gas pipeline and pose a safety risk. Parking will not be available along the street during the work.
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Community Members Invited to Help Students Move in at UI

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

Housing & Residence Life would like to invite members of the Moscow and surrounding communities to help new students move in at the University of Idaho.
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UI, Inergy Solar Team Up on Portable Home Solar Power Project

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Pocatello, Idaho-based Inergy Solar is setting out to make a compact, portable solar energy system that can power an entire home, and University of Idaho researchers are providing their technological expertise to help make the product a reality. Read more

Four UI students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Four students from the University of Idaho have been selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad this summer or for the fall 2016-17 academic year. Read more

Pokemon 101: New UI Course Uses Pop Culture Games to Get Students Active, Involved

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

This fall, University of Idaho students will wander campus gathering Pokeballs and searching for Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Snorlax — and some of them will be doing it for credit. A new physical activity class, Pop Culture Games, will teach students about leading active lifestyles, building teamwork and exploring their communities through games like the megahit smartphone app Pokemon Go and the live-action game Humans vs. Zombies. Read more

Study: Cougars Could Reduce Number of Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions each year in the U.S., resulting in more than 200 deaths, over 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in vehicle damage, medical bills and road cleanup.
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Fiberoptics Company Fatbeam Donates Private Fiber Line to UI Cybersecurity Center

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Research Park received a technological boost this year thanks to local broadband fiber provider Fatbeam. Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, provides broadband access services to business enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Western United States. Read more

$2.1 Million IGEM Grant to Make UI a Leader in Cyber Physical Control Systems Security

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have received funding to help develop new methods of protecting the cyber systems that control Idaho and the nation’s critical infrastructure, everything from manufacturing to medical industries that rely heavily on control systems in their facilities. Read more

Wheat-focused Public-Private Collaboration Paying Off for UI

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s pioneering agreement with Limagrain Cereal Seeds, which forged links between the two in marketing and developing wheat varieties, will return $75,000 to the university this year, said Frank Curtis, the company’s executive vice president. Read more

UI Removes Cold War Era Water Storage Tank

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:15:00 -0700

On July 14, 2016, the University of Idaho removed an underground water storage tank as part of a project to refresh the courtyard in front of the Wallace Residence Center. Read more

UI, INL and Idaho Companies Partner to Expand Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry has great potential to help Idahoans with precision agriculture, natural resource monitoring, wildland fire management and more. The University of Idaho, two Idaho industry partners and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are joining forces to advance the state’s UAS capabilities and bring the technology to new customers. Read more

Anthropology Excavation Begins at Historic Fort Boise on July 18

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

Boise area residents can catch a glimpse into life in the mid-1800s during an archaeological dig being led by the University of Idaho this month at historic Fort Boise.
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24 UI Law Students Spend Summer Serving Public Thanks to Grant Program

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:30:00 -0700

This summer, two dozen students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono, thanks to awards from the College’s Summer Public Interest Grant Program. Read more

Idaho Residents Receive Over $11 Million in Scholarships from UI

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is awarding more than $11 million in scholarship support to over 4,000 Idaho residents for the 2016-17 academic year, as part of President Chuck Staben’s commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable to all of Idaho’s residents.

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Twilight Tour at UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center Offers Family Fun

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:30:00 -0700

This year’s Twilight Tour July 20 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research and Extension Center is going deep, six feet to be exact, as part of a fun-filled evening of science geared to families.
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Northwest Knowledge Network Joins National Data System

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Northwest Knowledge Network is now a member node of the National Science Foundation-funded Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE), giving UI researchers increased ability to share their data and access other scientists’ data around the world. Read more

UI Hosts Native American Students in STEM Prep Program

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Native American students are on the University of Idaho campus to flex their potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more

UI Parker Farm Field Day Reviews Wheat and Canola Breeding Efforts July 6

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Wheat breeding research, wheat variety trials, canola breeding, weed management, climate change research and food science will be featured during the University of Idaho’s Parker Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 6. Read more

Study: UI Fish and Wildlife Sciences Among Top Four Nationwide for Faculty

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Science faculty team has been ranked No. 4 in the nation in a recent research publication.
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‘Soul of an Octopus’ Selected as UI’s Common Read

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness” by natural history writer Sy Montgomery as its Common Read for 2016-17. Read more

CTOC joins CyberWatch, Offers Government Compliance Course

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center (CTOC), became the first Idaho higher education institution to join the National CyberWatch Center in May.
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Field Day June 28 Highlights Unique Collaboration on Idaho Ranch

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will join leadership from The Nature Conservancy and the Wood River Land Trust on Tuesday, June 28, at Rock Creek Ranch to formalize and celebrate a new and unique collaboration among the three entities. Together they will provide good science, effective outreach, sound conservation practices and responsible grazing on nearly 10,400 acres of rangeland in south central Idaho. Read more

UI Seeks Community Partners to Host Student Volunteers

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Local businesses and organizations in need of some extra hands this summer are encouraged to register for the University of Idaho’s Serving Your New Community volunteer event Aug. 20. Read more

Concept Mission Suggests ‘Tasting’ Moon of Saturn to Search for Life

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn might be the perfect place to discover extraterrestrial life — and a University of Idaho graduate student led a project suggesting a way to find out. Read more

UI Names New Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Janet Nelson has accepted the position of vice president for Research and Economic Development, effective Sept. 1, 2016.
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UI Extension Financial Educators Launch 'Night of the Living Debt' Video Game

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:45:00 -0700

A new video game that combines zombies and debt taps into popular culture to help young people learn about finances.
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National Utility Executives Discuss Future of Energy at 63rd UEC

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course (UEC), based in the College of Business and Economics, is hosting its 63rd annual course this month. More than 60 participants from across the U.S., Bermuda and Uganda, are in Moscow for the three-work course, which covers topics from leadership and corporate strategy to diversifying energy resources and cybersecurity.
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UI-Led Regional Climate Change Project Plans Regional Wrap-up Around Field Days

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho-led Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) will take a victory lap through the region’s agricultural research circuit this summer with a renewed focus on collaboration.
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Prichard Art Gallery Presents Moscow-Based Artist Sarah Swett

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “Text, Textile, Tapestry: Time and Tales in Cloth,” the work of renowned Moscow-based tapestry weaver Sarah Swett, which runs concurrently with the traveling exhibit, “SARA Joyce: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes.” Both exhibits open Friday, June 17, and run through Saturday, July 30. A reception will be 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Prichard Art Gallery as part of the annual Moscow Artwalk. Read more

UI Professor Available to Discuss the Politics Surrounding the 2016 Euro Cup

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship is scheduled to be held in France from Friday, June 10, through July 10, 2016
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Idaho Teachers Get Lesson in Civic Education and Judiciary

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:30:00 -0700

More than two dozen high school teachers from around Idaho will receive special training on civic education and the judiciary during a two-day institute this week in Boise. Read more

Annual North Idaho Weed Science Tour Set for June 9

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:30:00 -0700

Control of Italian ryegrass in winter wheat and legumes and control of rattail fescue and downy brome in winter and spring wheat and legumes will be the focus of this year’s North Idaho Weed Science Tour on Thursday, June 9. Read more

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Donates $10,000 for Graduate Student Scholarships

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Office of Tribal Relations will be offering several new scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
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GenCyber Camp Gets High School Students Excited About Cybersecurity and Coding

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s College of Engineering invites high school students in grades nine through twelve (entering or finished) to explore the growing and critical fields of computing, coding, and cybersecurity at two 2016 GenCyber Summer Camps this July. Read more

UI Study Shows Growing Hispanic Population Contributes to K-12 Growth and Labor Supply

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:30:00 -0700

Hispanics make up 18 percent of Idaho’s K-12 school population – but accounted for 42 percent of enrollment growth in the last five years, according to a University of Idaho study. The Hispanic population is not increasing due to recent immigration, however. Immigrants who came to the U.S. since 2010 make up only two percent of Idaho’s Hispanic population. Read more

Epic Tales Come to UI for Annual Free Summer Movie Series

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Super heroes, heroic animals and legendary tales will fill the big screen at the University of Idaho’s annual Screen on the Green film series this summer.
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UI Students Spend Week Volunteering in Pittsburgh

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:00:00 -0700

A team of University of Idaho students started their summer break not relaxing, but giving back through UI’s Alternative Service Break program. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Launches Traveling Exhibit Featuring Idaho Artist Sara Joyce

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes,” a traveling exhibit exploring the depth and breadth of work by prolific Idaho artist Sara Joyce (1923-2011), who signed her work simply, “SARA.” Read more

American Bar Association Data Ranks UI in Top 20 for Law School Employment Outcomes

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law was recently ranked No. 18 for employment outcomes for its graduates. The data — based on the Class of 2015 — makes UI’s College of Law one of the top law schools west of the Mississippi River, behind only the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford.
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‘Long Live Idaho’ Campaign Promotes Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho partners, powered by the University of Idaho Extension’s Eat Smart Idaho program, have launched a statewide campaign aimed at inspiring Idahoans to eat healthier, lead more active lives, and help their children do the same. Read more

Get into Swing of Summer with Get Golf Ready Clinic

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The UI Golf Course will offers its Get Golf Ready program this summer beginning July 12. The annual program consists of a series of five introductory lessons conducted by PGA/LPGA professionals in a small-group environment. Cost for registration is $99. Registration costs includes all green fees and equipment, if needed.
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Barbara Petty Named UI Extension Director

Posted Tue, 31 May 2016 16:45:00 -0700

University of Idaho Extension Director Barbara Petty will formally fill that role after 18 months on the job as interim director.
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International Aquaculture Symposium Draws Fish Nutrition Experts to Idaho

Posted Tue, 24 May 2016 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host fish nutrition researchers, scholars and industry leaders from more than 35 countries at the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding Monday through Friday, June 6-10, at the Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum. Read more

Application Deadline for Paint the Palouse Extended to May 27

Posted Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life is soliciting applications for its 27th annual Paint the Palouse community service event.
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UI and Partners Earn Grant to Evaluate New Statewide Health Care Model

Posted Thu, 19 May 2016 09:30:00 -0700

A team of researchers led by the University of Idaho is embarking on a three-year, $2.9 million project to evaluate an innovative model of health care being tested throughout Idaho. Read more

Vandals Men's Golf Sixth at NCAA Regional

Posted Wed, 18 May 2016 15:00:00 -0700

KOHLER, Wisc. – The University of Idaho men’s golf team fell just shy of advancing to the NCAA National Championship Tournament. But it wasn’t because of anything the Vandals didn’t do; instead it was what the Baylor Bears did do. Read more

Writer Explores Emotions and Environment at National Memorials

Posted Tue, 17 May 2016 09:00:00 -0700

A University of Idaho writer and English faculty member will spend the summer exploring and analyzing National Park Service memorials across the West, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program. Read more

Idaho Students Volunteer with Pittsburgh Area Nonprofit This Week

Posted Mon, 16 May 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is getting some volunteer help this week from way out West.
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Prichard Art Gallery “WeekSpot” Series Features Work by Ted Apel

Posted Fri, 13 May 2016 12:20:00 -0700

Continuing its yearlong celebration of contemporary artists in Idaho, the Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from Boise artist Ted Apel from Friday, May 20, through Saturday, June 4. Read more

Researchers Examine Evolution with National Science Foundation Support

Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $504,818 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. Read more

UI Architecture Students Place in Regional Design Competition

Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Graduating University of Idaho architecture students won four awards and an honorable mention in the American Institute of Architects Spokane chapter’s Student Design Competition in April. Read more

Registration Now Open for UI Summer Design Week Program

Posted Wed, 11 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s annual Summer Design Week returns to Moscow from Sunday, June 19 through Saturday, June 25. The design-immersion program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors allows students to explore UI’s College of Art and Architecture (CAA) programs and experience life on a college campus.
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Lawyer, Engineer and Forestry Professor Newest Inductees to UI Hall of Fame

Posted Wed, 11 May 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Friday, May 13.
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