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Congratulations to the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law
Posted: Tuesday, October 28
The following University of Idaho College of Law Honorees were named this year's Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law: Firm Associated Partner James C. Dale ’80/82 – Stoel Rives LLP; Kenneth C. Howell ‘85 – Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP; James L. Martin ‘90 – Moffatt Thomas; Susan Weeks ’87/90 – James, Vernon & Weeks PA; Firm ...
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Idaho Falls Vandal Advantage
Posted: Wednesday, September 17
Cheri Cole represented COGS at the IF Vandal Advantage event and was recognized by Idaho Falls students and faculty for her tireless work to support and assist graduate students.
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Cholera Article Featured by International Human Rights Organizations
Posted: Tuesday, September 16
A recent paper by Guy Knudsen, Professor of Microbial Ecology and Plant Pathology, was featured by the international civil society organizations Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (Boston, MA) and Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), in their efforts to provide relief and reparations for victims of Haiti’s ongoing cholera epidemic. The article, “Cholera ...
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PreLaw Magazine Names College of Law Among Best Value Schools
Posted: Thursday, August 14
In its 2014 Back to School issue, preLaw Magazine named the University of Idaho College of Law on its list of Best Value law schools. They only featured 53 ABA-accredited law schools. The article includes some interesting analysis on the “best value” of attending law schools in rural states and/or small towns. Out of the top 20 schools, only two are in sizable metropolitan markets.&nbs...
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Movement Sciences Chair Named IAHPERD University Educator of the Year
Posted: Tuesday, August 12
Philip Scruggs, associate professor and College of Education Department of Movement Science’s chair, has been honored with College/University Educator of the Year for 2014 from the IAHPERD (Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance). “It is fabulous to see Dr. Scruggs recognized by his peers for his many contributions to his areas of expertise, including p...
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Movement Sciences' Vella and Scruggs Receive Grant to Study Exercise and Disease Risk
Posted: Wednesday, July 30
Chantal Vella, associate professor in the College of Education and director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, along with Philip Scruggs, Department of Movement Sciences chair, received a $82,500 grant from the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network, a National Institute of Health funded research consortium. Vella is serving as primary investigator and Scruggs a...
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Professor Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Posted: Wednesday, July 30
The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new fellows of the society for 2014, including Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, a professor with the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. The election as a fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extensi...
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UIdaho Horticulture Prof Tripepi, Ag Ed Grad Student Masser Honored by National Teaching Group
Posted: Monday, July 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 28, 2014 – University of Idaho horticulture professor Bob Tripepi, a 30-year teaching veteran, and Douglas Masser, an agricultural education graduate student, were honored recently by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. The group at its 60th annual awards ceremony honored Tripepi as a NACTA teacher fellow for his commitment to student success ...
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UI Graduate Student Selected to be US Ambassador in the Prestigious CAYA Program
Posted: Friday, July 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 7, 2014 - University of Idaho graduate student Derek Reagan has been selected to serve as a mentor to Moscow High School students Ameena El- Mansouri, Heather Wood, and Gabryel Conley-Natividad as they become US ambassadors through the prestigious Central America Youth Ambassador (CAYA) outgoing program in July 7-30, 2014. Only 20 students from the United States get to...
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Amy Hilland Receives the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award
Posted: Monday, May 12
Amy Hilland, a Master’s student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award (First Prize) from the Western Agricultural Economics Association. This is a prestigious award selected from the thesis competition by M.S. students in the western universities. Amy’s thesis, “Implications of the Yuan-Dollar Exchange Rate and Commodi...
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2014 CALS Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends
Posted: Thursday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during its recent spring banquet. Student award winners included: Travis Chase, an agribusiness major from New Plymouth, was named the college’s outstanding senior. Chase served as president of CALS Ambassadors and in Fe...
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History Professor Adam Sowards to speak at Supreme Court Event Honoring William O. Douglas
Posted: Thursday, May 8
Adam Sowards, a University of Idaho associate professor of history, will be speaking at a seminar honoring the late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on May 16 in the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. The event marks the 75th anniversary of Douglas' appointment to the court and will be attended by his former colleagues and notable Douglas experts.
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University of Idaho NSBE Chapter continues to lead at National and Regional Conferences by Stephanie Thomas
Posted: Tuesday, April 22
Nashville, known mostly for honky-tonks and as the epicenter of the country music industry, now may well be known as the location where Idaho NSBE amazed the competition at the 40th annual National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) conference. NSBE’s theme this year, “NSBE40: Engineering and Leadership in Harmony,” epitomizes the Idaho Chapter’s success and efforts since 2...
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Giving Voice to Gender Justice
Posted: Monday, April 14
Following in the footsteps of strong leaders on the University of Idaho campus working to advance and advocate for women, three honorees were awarded the Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The awards were given at the celebration marking the 40th Anniversary of the signing of the Conciliation Agreement, hosted by the Women’s Center; Office of Human Rights, ...
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UI-Dance Program Selected to Perform in ACDFA Gala Concert
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
Twenty students and two dance program faculty recently represented the University of Idaho at the American College Dance Festival Association Northwest Conference held at the University of Montana in Missoula. While at the conference, nine students were involved in the adjudicated presentation of "that moment when..." a work choreographed by faculty member, Melanie Meenan in collaboration with the...
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Library Faculty Receives National Recognition
Posted: Thursday, April 3
University of Idaho Library faculty member Garth Reese, head of Special Collections and Archives, is one of 16 selected from a national applicant pool to attend a five-week summer seminar supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). As an NEH Summer Scholar, Reese will participate in a seminar entitled “Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603.” The program will be held at t...
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Theatre Prof's New Play Set for National Exposure
Posted: Thursday, March 6
The National New Play Network has just announced that Robert Caisley's new play "LUCKY ME" will be supported for an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. More info: www.nnpn.org/news/nnpn-announces-the-42nd-rolling-world-premiere-lucky-me-by-rob-caisley
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Caisley Play Named in "The Nine Best Comedies in Chicago Theatres"
Posted: Tuesday, February 4
Theatre professor Robert Caisley’s play "HAPPY," opening Feb. 15 at Chicago’s Redtwist Theatre was just named by Chicago Magazine as one of the “Nine Best Comedies in Chicago Theatres” this spring. www.chicagomag.com/arts-culture/January-2014/What-to-Do-in-Chicago-in-February-Theatre-Comedies/
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Two of Four Competitive Grants Go to UI Students
Posted: Monday, January 27
Two University of Idaho students have been awarded Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) intern grants. An accolade only four students lay claim to this year.   Senior Kaitlyn Krasselt, and  junior Ryan Tarinelli, both journalism majors and employees of the Argonaut are two of four recipients of the PNNA grant. The $1,500 educational grant is provided to students who secure an i...
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UI Animal Physiologist, Cattle Feed-use Efficiency Expert Rod Hill Selected as AAAS Fellow
Posted: Tuesday, November 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2013 –– Animal physiologist Rodney A. Hill was among 14 researchers focused on agriculture, food and renewable resources named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Monday. Hill, whose research focuses on feed-use efficiency in cattle, was honored “for distinguished contributions to field of animal physiology, for serv...
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Distinguished Service to the Profession Award | Bruce Pitman
Posted: Monday, November 4 2013
Bruce Pitman, dean of students, vice president student affairs has been awarded the Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Region V. Presentation will be made at the regional conference in Salt Lake City, Nov. 6 - 9, 2013.
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Food Science Students Win National Product Development Competition
Posted: Thursday, July 18 2013
Two student teams representing the University of Idaho/Washington State University School of Food Science earned a first place award for a Greek yogurt cake named “Aphrodite’s Treats” and second place for a sweet potato pasta appetizer called “S.P. Stuffed Puffs”. The teams won the DuPont Knowledge Award, a national food product development competition. The use of eme...
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EagleWoman Named Top 50 Under 50 Minority Law Professors
Posted: Wednesday, May 15 2013
Angelique EagleWoman at the College of Law was named Top 50 Under 50 Minority Law Professor by Lawyers of Color Magazine. See the article at www.obabl.com/LawSchool/index.html#/10/.
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University Housing Gives Back to Graduating Four-Year Residents
Posted: Wednesday, May 1 2013
University Housing will recognize its first four Resident Scholar recipients with $1,500 each, celebrating their outstanding achievements as graduating seniors. The Resident Scholar program was created in 2012 to recognize students who have lived in the residence halls for four years and graduated from the University of Idaho in four years. Resident scholars are awarded a $1,500 rebate check upo...
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Devadoss Selected as Teacher Fellow
Posted: Monday, April 29 2013
Stephen Devadoss, professor of agricultural economics, was selected as Teacher Fellow by the Association of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). This national award recognizes “those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.” This prestigious award is bestowed on Devadoss for his availability to students, ability to att...
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Student Ad Team Wins District Competition
Posted: Monday, April 22 2013
A student team from the University of Idaho won first place in the American Advertising Federation’s District XI student advertising Competition April 19 in Boise. The U-Idaho team will advance to the national competition June 5-8 in Phoenix. “The students deserve all the credit for our success – they never wavered throughout the entire process,” said team adviser Justin ...
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Two Academic Advisers Earn National Awards
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
Two University of Idaho academic advisers have been awarded the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding adviser honor. Kristi Overfelt, adviser in CLASS, won in the New Adviser category for her work with general studies and undecided students. Larry Makus, interim associate dean in CALS, won in the Faculty Adviser category for his work with students in the department of agricu...
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Exley Named 17th Annual Student Employee of the Year
Posted: Friday, April 12 2013
Laura Exley, a student coordinator for the department of student involvement, won the 2013 University of Idaho Student Employee of the Year and 2013 State of Idaho Student Employee of the Year awards. During the fall semester, she co-led Make a Difference Day where over 500 students volunteered in the community. She organized the Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service, delivered wo...
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Moscow Chamber Presents Ewers with STAR Award
Posted: Friday, March 29 2013
The Moscow Chamber presented Tim Ewers, state 4-H youth development, with the STAR Award at their General Membership Luncheon March 20 at the Best Western Plus University Inn. Ewers was recognized for his work at the University of Idaho with Idaho ROKS.
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Autism Support Program Wins Innovation Award
Posted: Thursday, March 28 2013
The Raven Scholars Program, which supports University of Idaho students who are on the autism spectrum, has been awarded the May Dunn Ward Innovative Program award for 2012 by the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals. For information about the Raven Scholars Program, please contact Elizabeth Miles (208) 885-9107; emiles@uidaho.edu.
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$718,304 in Competitive Grants Awarded to Faculty Members.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013
University of Idaho faculty members of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $718,304 in competitive grants as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action". The award will be dispersed over two years. $513,304 for 2013-14 academic year, and $204,836 for the 2014-15 academic year. These funds support nine projects involving 1...
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U-Idaho Range Faculty, Students and Alumni Shine at International Range Meeting
Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013
The University of Idaho Range students, faculty and alumni garnered numerous awards at the annual International Meeting of the Society for Range Management in Oklahoma City last week. Karen Launchbaugh, professor of rangeland ecology and management and director of the U-Idaho Rangeland Center, was honored with the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award by the Range Science Education Council an...
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Engineering Professor Appointed to USGS/NASA Landsat Science Team
Posted: Monday, December 17 2012
After a competitive nationwide process, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Rick Allen, University of Idaho faculty member of the departments of biological and agricultural engineering and civil engineering, to the National Science Team supporting the new Landsat Data Continuity Mission Satellite, scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in February. The expert tea...
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CASE ASAP Names Top Student Leaders, Advisers and Student Advancement Programs
Posted: Friday, August 31 2012
CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs recently recognized the winners of its 2012 Network Awards. The University of Idaho Student Alumni Relations Board's Helmkat Club earned outstanding internal program. CASE ASAP fosters and enhances student involvement in all areas of advancement.The annual awards recognize outstanding student and adviser leadership and achievements as well as outstandi...
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Natural Resources Scientists Pilot Data Management Approaches for U.S. Department of Interior
Posted: Thursday, December 8 2011
Professor Steven Daley-Laursen and Greg Gollberg, program manager of the Fire Research and Management Exchange System, received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to implement a pilot data management and cyber-infrastructure framework for the U.S. Department of Interior’s national networks of eight Regional Climate Science Centers and 23 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. As Univer...
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Natural Resources Faculty, Alumni Co-author Article on Water Resource Management
Posted: Thursday, December 8 2011
Patrick Wilson, associate professor of natural resource policy and Kofi Akamani, (’11 Nat. Res.) co-authored, “Toward the Adaptive Governance of Transboundary Water Resources” an article recently published in Conservation Letters. The article addresses ways for local communities to participate in the management of shared international waters.
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Think College Grant Award
Posted: Friday, December 2 2011
The Center on Disabilities and Human Development within the College of Education, has been awarded a Think College strategic planning grant funded through Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts. Matt Wappett is the principal investigator. The one-year grant will provide funding to support planning for post-secondary education initiatives for students with intellectual dis...
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Wrigley on Shortlist for International Poetry Prize
Posted: Thursday, December 1 2011
Award-wining poet and University of Idaho professor of poetry, Robert Wrigley, has been shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize -- making it into the top 50 for the prestigious, $50,000 award. His poem, "Earthquake Light" will also be published in the The Montreal Prize Global Poetry Anthology. Hear Wrigley read his poem, and see the other finalists here: montrealprize.com/antho...
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Natural Resources Students and Faculty Attend National Foresters Convention
Posted: Sunday, November 20 2011
A student team from the College of Natural Resources forest resource program recently made it to the semi finals in the Quiz Bowl event at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 2-6. Team members included Tess Pinkney, Trevor DoBell-Carlsson, Jacob Vail and Elise Suronen, who competed against 23 forestry teams from across the U.S. Bill Sweeney, a forest re...
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Natural Resources Fisheries Professor Benefits Midwest’s Paddlefish Conservation
Posted: Thursday, November 17 2011
On Nov. 7, Professor Dennis Scarnecchia, the leading paddlefish expert in the nation, delivered a presentation to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission in Oklahoma City explaining the significance of ongoing research and stock assessment in sustaining that state's paddlefish fishery. This ancient species of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins is closely related to sturgeon and is a s...
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Waters of the West GK12 Program Presents at NSTA Conference
Posted: Friday, November 11 2011
The University of Idaho Waters of the West GK12 program pairs graduate STEM students with teachers in 7 – 12 grade classrooms to improve the graduate students’ communication and teaching skills. The program manager and co-PI, Paul Allan, and co-PI, Jerine Pegg, will be presenting a session at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference in Seattle on Dec. 8-10. Two graduate stud...
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GAP Scientist Reports on National Protected Areas Database
Posted: Monday, November 7 2011
On behalf of the National Gap Analysis Program, Lisa Duarte, Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) coordinator, described the PAD-US to participants at a U.S. Geological Survey Brown Bag and National Boundaries group meeting in Washington, D.C. Oct. 19-20. The presentation summarized information in the geodatabase, system goals and design, the fundamental roles of federal and stat...
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Natural Resources Faculty, Students Present on Health of North American Lakes
Posted: Monday, November 7 2011
Frank Wilhelm, associate professor of fisheries resources, attended the North American Lakes Management Society annual meeting in late Oct. in Spokane, Wash. Wilhelm served on the local host committee, chaired a session and presented, “The role of the Opossum Shrimp in the Food Web of Lake Pend Oreille, a Large and Deep Oligotrophic Lake in Northern Idaho, USA,” with co-author Timothy Caldwell, fi...
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College of Natural Resources Professor to Give Opening Address at Lebanon Workshop
Posted: Thursday, November 3 2011
Anthony S. Davis, assistant professor and director of the Center for Seedling Research and Forest Nursery, was invited to deliver the opening address entitled, “Producing Target Seedlings to Optimize Outplanting Success” and facilitate the first gathering of native tree nursery growers in Lebanon Nov. 15-17. Davis and his nursery team been working with nurseries, restoration and reforestation prof...
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Student Project has Real-World Impact Beyond EXPO
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
With several recent outbreaks of listeria contamination on cantaloupes, the team and their prototype have been an item of interest to several media outlets before and after the Engineering Design EXPO
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IMAPS Student Chapter Earns First Place
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
The University of Idaho IMAPS (International Microelectronics And Packaging Society) student chapter placed first in the North America Technical Competition during IMAPS 2011.
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Elshabini Receives the IMAPS President's Award
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
Aicha Elshabini has received the "President’s Award for 2011" during IMAPS 2011 (International Microelectronics and Packaging Society) in Long Beach, California, October 9 - 13.
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Barlow Receives IMAPS Technical Achievement Award
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
Fred Barlow has received the "John A. Wagnon, Jr. Technical Achievement Award" during IMAPS 2011 (International Microelectronics And Packaging Society) in Long Beach, California, October 9 - 13.
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Idaho Librarians Recognized
Posted: Thursday, October 13 2011
During the Oct. 6, 2011 Idaho Library Association’s Annual Conference Awards Banquet and Ceremony the winners of educational scholarships and professional recognition awards were announced. The winner of the Idaho Library Association Scholarship is Thomas Ivie, of the University of Idaho Library. Ivie is pursuing his MLIS degree at the University of North Texas. Ivie will use the scholarship to ...
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Natural Resources Remote Sensing Specialist Receives Cutting-Edge Training
Posted: Wednesday, October 12 2011
Linda Tedrow, a remote sensing specialist in the Reveley Geospatial Learning Center in the College of Natural Resources, attended the Immersive Visualization Applications summer course offered by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at the Idaho National Laboratory. Immersive visualization is an emerging 3-D technology. Tedrow enrolled in the immersive visualization course to learn how to visual...
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Forestry Scientist Gives Keynote Address at International Symposium on Restoring Forests
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
Anthony S. Davis, assistant professor of forest resources and director of the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research recently gave a key note address at the Restoring Forests: Advances in Techniques and Theory Symposium held in Madrid, Spain Sept. 27-29. Entitled, “Seedling Selection to Facilitate Restoration Success,” Davis’ presentation addressed the challenges in restoring degraded and...
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Natural Resources Professor Engages in Efforts to Advance Science in Haiti
Posted: Thursday, September 29 2011
Gary Machlis, professor in the College of Natural Resources, traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sept. 17-21 to deliver the American Association for the Advancement of Science report, “Science for Haiti,” as well as meet with Haitian scientific, private sector, public education and government leaders. While there, he helped inaugurate the Haitian Association for the Advancement of Science and Techno...
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Natural Resources Faculty Receives Longevity Recognition from Society of Applied Anthropology
Posted: Thursday, September 29 2011
Sandra Pinel, assistant professor of conservation social sciences and bioregional planning and community design, was recognized in 2011 as a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology for 20 years of academic participation and service.
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Conservation Social Science Professor Joins Regional Efforts to Benefit Idaho's Silver Valley Community
Posted: Monday, September 26 2011
Sandra Pinel, assistant professor of conservation social sciences and bioregional planning and community design, was invited by Idaho Rural Partners (IRP) to join some 20 other state, federal, local and private experts and a local team to complete a community review for Idaho’s Silver Valley. Pinel was on the team for community design and identity. Their report will provide recommendations for how...
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Natural Resources Faculty Selected as Associate Editor for Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
Posted: Monday, September 26 2011
Nick Sanyal, associate professor of conservation social sciences, was invited to serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. In this role, he will assist with assigning manuscripts to reviewers; contribute written scholarly pieces as needed for JCES; represent JCES as part of the editorial board membership at local, regional and national events; and make r...
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Wildlife Professor Shares Genetics Expertise at International Conservation Meetings
Posted: Monday, September 26 2011
Lisette Waits, professor of wildlife resources, recently gave two keynote addresses in Europe. She spoke on the topic of molecular genetics tools and techniques for improving management of wildlife and game species at the International Union of Game Biologists meeting in Barcelona, Spain, and discussed contributions of non-invasive genetic sampling and landscape genetics to the conservation of wil...
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Natural Resources Doctoral Student Nets American Fisheries Society Top Awards
Posted: Friday, September 23 2011
Zach Penney, natural resources doctoral candidate studying fisheries resources, received the winning entry in the American Fisheries Society Student Writing Contest for his paper, "Live to Spawn Another Day: Understanding The Fuel Efficiency of Snake River Steelhead." He also received the American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section Best Abstract Award to support travel.
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Natural Resource and Law Faculty Provide Expertise to Idaho Legislature
Posted: Friday, September 23 2011
Jay O’Laughlin, professor and director of the College of Natural Resources Policy Analysis Group, and College of Law Professor Emeritus Dennis Colson, author of “Idaho's Constitution: The Tie That Binds,” provided background information on Idaho’s endowment lands to the Idaho Legislature’s Interim Committee on Natural Resources during its recent two-day hearings. The hearings focused on the 2.5 mi...
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Devadoss Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award
Posted: Wednesday, August 10 2011
Stephen Devadoss, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, received the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award. This national award honors the excellence in teaching of faculty members in agricultural economics. This prestigious award is bestowed on Dr. Devadoss for his rigorous and in-depth material coverage, subject matter expertise, ...
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CNR Alumnus Earns Prestigious Forest Service Award
Posted: Monday, August 8 2011
College of Natural Resources alumnus Russell Graham (’76, ’81), research forester with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Service, received the Society of American Foresters Award in Forest Science for 2011. The award recognizes distinguished individual research in any branch of the quantitative, managerial, and/or social sciences leading to the advancement of forestry. The annual award i...
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CNR Graduate Students Earn Fire Research Innovation Awards
Posted: Tuesday, August 2 2011
Jarod Blades and Nolan Brewer, doctoral and master’s candidates in the College of Natural Resources, recently received research innovation awards from the Joint Fire Sciences Program. The awards allow graduate students to conduct research that enhances the quality, scope, or applicability of a thesis or dissertation and builds the necessary skills for independent inquiry. Each will receive $25,0...
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College of Natural Resources Faculty Deliver Conservation Workshops in Boise
Posted: Thursday, July 28 2011
Conservation social sciences and bioregional planning faculty in the College of Natural Resources conducted workshops on July 18-22 at the Northwest Community Development Institute in Boise. Tamara Laninga, assistant professor, presented “Sustainable Land Use Planning for Cities and Towns,” and “Conservation Planning and Special Places Protection for Counties and Regions.” Nick Sanyal, associate...
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GAP Analysis Scientist Presents Results of National Birds Report
Posted: Thursday, July 28 2011
Jocelyn Aycrigg, conservation biologist for the National Gap Analysis Program, presented the results of the “State of the Birds Report 2011: Report on Public Lands and Waters of the U.S.” at a US Geological Survey seminar held July 21 at the USGS Headquarters in Reston, Va. Personnel from USGS Headquarters and Science Centers across the country attended. The report highlights the important role th...
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Wildlife Professor Provides Genetic Analysis Expertise to Conserve Nepal’s Tigers
Posted: Monday, July 25 2011
Lisette Waits, professor of wildlife resources, is involved in a new study conducted by the Nepal Tiger Genome Project to pinpoint the exact population size and range of wild Bengal tigers and combat poaching. This fall, Waits will host two Nepalese scientists and travel to Nepal to provide training to "fingerprint" Nepal’s big cats. This approach marks a switchover to hi-tech DNA profiling from t...
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Wine & Cheese Tasting Event Recieves First Place Award
Posted: Friday, July 22 2011
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Wine & Cheese Tasting Event won 1st place at the 2011 National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association Publications and Projects Competition under the Event/Programs Division this June. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Ambassadors and the University of Idaho Dairy Club host the Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Event as a...
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Mosley Authors Second Book on Television History
Posted: Tuesday, July 5 2011
Glenn Mosley of the School of Journalism and Mass Media, has written a second book on television history. The book, "Jeffrey Hunter and 'Temple Houston': A Story of Network Television" has been published by BearManor Media. The work examines a unique moment in television history in 1963 and is available at Amazon.com. Its publication follows Mosley's first book, "Henry Fonda and 'The Deputy,'" whi...
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New Rangeland Center Receives Outreach Award
Posted: Wednesday, June 29 2011
The newly created Rangeland Center at the University of Idaho recently received the Shoot for the Stars – Most Innovative Outreach Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association. The award recognizes the range program’s outreach efforts that produce responsive and relevant solutions to contemporary rangeland issues and specific examples of innovation, such as Professor K...
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Professor Lisette Waits' Genetic Analysis Expertise Helps Newfoundland's Government Stabilize Caribou Population
Posted: Friday, June 24 2011
Professor Lisette Waits, conservation biology professor in the College of Natural Resources and Matthew Mumma, wildlife doctoral candidate, recently were highlighted in “Safari Times” in an article entitled, “Using Genetic Techniques to Inform Wildlife Management Decisions in Newfoundland, Canada.” The Safari Club International Foundation contracted with the University of Idaho’s Laboratory for ...
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GAP Conservation Biologist Speaks at Peregrine Fund Meeting
Posted: Thursday, June 23 2011
Jocelyn Aycrigg, conservation biologist with the National Gap Analysis Program in the U-Idaho College of Natural Resources, was invited to speak at the Department of Defense Partners in Flight meeting held June 16 at the Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise. Aycrigg talked about the conservation databases available through the National Gap Analysis Program and how they can be use...
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Professor Gary Machlis receives Washington Academy of Sciences Award
Posted: Wednesday, June 22 2011
Gary Machlis, College of Natural Resources professor of conservation and science advisor to the director of the National Park Service, received the Washington Academy of Sciences Award recognizing his work of merit and distinction in social and behavioral sciences. Machlis received the award May 12 at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, held in Arlington, Virginia.
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Natural Resource Students Earn Second Place in International Social Science Symposium Quiz Bowl
Posted: Tuesday, June 14 2011
Conservation Social Sciences graduate students recently earned second place in the Quiz Bowl competition during the 17th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management held June 4-8 in Madison, Wisc. The Quiz Bowl is a spirited competition among several university-based teams of students and provides both participants and the audience with a fun experience while enhancing their awarene...
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Range Graduate Student Earns Three Research Grants to Study Effects of Air Pollution on Semi-Arid Desert Ecosystems
Posted: Wednesday, June 1 2011
Benjamin Wissinger, a master’s degree candidate studying under assistant professor Beth Newingham, received a 2011 Robert Lee Graduate Student research grant from the Joshua Tree National Park. The park’s graduate student research program encourages independent field research by graduate students enrolled in accredited institutions. The program provides student researchers with an opportunity to d...
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Professor Leszek Czuchajowski becomes Associate Member of the Academy of American Poets
Posted: Thursday, May 26 2011
On May 4, 2011, Professor Leszek Czuchajowski (Les) became an associate member of the Academy of American Poets. He is one of a few if not the only organic chemist in this distinguished group of writers. His books of poetry are in the collections of nearly 100 American University libraries: Poetry and Imaginations of my Days; Scattered Poems; Her Miniature; Eros Walks on the Campus; Diverse are...
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GAP Conservation Biologist Invited to Western Governors Associate Wildlife Council Meeting
Posted: Wednesday, May 25 2011
Jocelyn Aycrigg, conservation biologist for the National Gap Analysis Program at the University of Idaho, was invited to attend the Western Governors Association Wildlife Council meeting, May 16-18 in Boise. Aycrigg was invited to attend because species models being created by the National Gap Analysis Program will be reviewed and used as part of the data being compiled to identify wildlife corrid...
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Christine Moffitt Receives Outstanding Faculty Award for Environmental Science Program Collaboration, Mentorship
Posted: Wednesday, May 25 2011
Christine Moffitt, professor of fisheries resources and assistant leader of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, was honored by the Environment Science Program with a 2010-2011 Outstanding Faculty Award. Moffitt was recognized because of her commitment to environmental science student success and interdisciplinary scholarship. She has mentored graduate students when serving as ...
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Schrand Books Take Off
Posted: Thursday, May 12 2011
Brandon Schrand, assistant professor of English, has just sold his second memoir, “Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem, Misbehavior & How a Good Book Can Save Your Life (Theoretically Speaking); or, An Anti-Kindle Sort of Memoir” to the University of Nebraska Press. It will be published in the spring of 2012. His first memoir, “The Enders Hotel,” has been optioned to be a feature-le...
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Orozco's Forthcoming Book Earns High Praise
Posted: Thursday, May 12 2011
Daniel Orozco, associate professor of English, just back from participating in a multi-reading tour with the PEN International Voices Festival, has learned that his forthcoming book, “Orientation & Other Stories”, is an Editor's Choice on Amazon.com's Best Books of the Month (http://www.amazon.com/Best-Books-of-the-Month/b/?node=390919011), as well as a Best Book of the Month on The Rumpus (ht...
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Idaho Assistive Technology Project Receives Award
Posted: Tuesday, May 10 2011
The Idaho Assistive Technology Project, a project of the University of Idaho's Center on Disabilities and Human Development, has been awarded the Group Citation Award presented by the International Association of Workforce Professionals, Idaho Chapter. Winners of the award are honored for their promotion of specialized customer services, health and working conditions, professional advancement, and...
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Tinkham Receives Prestigeous NASA Fellowship
Posted: Monday, May 9 2011
Wade Tinkham, a natural resources doctoral candidate studying forest resources, was selected as a NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium fellow and will receive $15,000 in funding. Tinkham will use the funding to pursue research into the influence of spatial diversity in vegetation and terrain on how snow is deposited and repositioned in a semi-arid mountainous landscape. "The fellowship will allow m...
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Gap Analysis Program Staff Present Conservation Strategy at National Conference
Posted: Monday, May 9 2011
Lisa Duarte, stewardship coordinator for the Gap Analysis Program at the University of Idaho, presented, “A 21st Century Conservation Strategy for America’s Great Outdoors,” at the U.S. Geological Survey GIS Workshop/National Map Users Conference May 10-13 in Denver, Colo. The presentation described GAP’s three national conservation databases, including land cover, protected areas and vertebrate...
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Natural Resource Scientists' Work Featured in International Outlets
Posted: Monday, May 9 2011
A College of Natural Resources research team was featured in "Space Laser Spies for Woodpeckers," an article by BBC news correspondent Jonathan Amos who writes for "News Science and Environment," an online BBC news web site www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11867165. The article reports on the team's use of a satellite-borne laser to try to predict where woodpeckers might live in state for...
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Kavanagh's Collaborative Forest Ecology Research Featured on PBS
Posted: Thursday, May 5 2011
Collaborative research by Katy Kavanagh, forest ecology and biogeosciences professor, was featured May 2 on PBS’s program “Nature” in an episode entitled, “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet.” The televised feature investigated the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in elaborate experiments to replicate every stage of the fi...
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CLASS Dean Katherine Aiken Receives Shield Award
Posted: Tuesday, May 3 2011
Katherine Aiken, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, received the Shield Award of Delta Gamma. The national award recognizes alumnae who have achieved unique and noteworthy distinctions through leadership and verifiable accomplishments in their chosen field. The award was presented in Moscow at the centennial anniversary celebration of the Nu Chapter of Delta Gamma on April 3...
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Forest Resources Graduate Students Invited Presenters at Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association Annual Meeting
Posted: Thursday, April 28 2011
Forest resources graduate students Olga Kildisheva and Matthew Aghai are invited to present their research at the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association annual meeting scheduled Aug. 16-18 in Denver, Colo. Kildisheva will present, "Restoration Strategies for a Native Perennial: Investigating Seed Dormancy and Seed Physiology of Munro’s Globemallow," and Aghai will present, "Improved...
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National Gap Analysis Program Staff Receive United Nations Recognition
Posted: Monday, April 25 2011
Mason Croft, conservation database manager for the National Gap Analysis Program, was recently recognized by Jon Hutton, director of the United Nations Environmental Program World Conservation Monitoring Centre, for collaborative efforts enabling widespread analysis of biodiversity and ecosystem service protection at regional, national and global levels.
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Financial Aid Director Testifies in DC Hearing
Posted: Monday, April 25 2011
Dan Davenport, University of Idaho Director of Student Financial Aid Services, was recently invited to testify to the Congressional Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. The Washington DC hearing was held on March 17 and discussed the Congressionally mandated Net Price Calculator and its value to parents and students. The hearing also discussed the financial planning needs of parents...
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GAP Conservation Biologist Presents at Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting
Posted: Monday, April 18 2011
Jocelyn Aycrigg, a conservation biologist for the National Gap Analysis Program at the University of Idaho, attended the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society meeting in Idaho Falls March 29-31. She presented "Placing the Keystone: Elucidating Interactions Among Woodpeckers and Cavity-dependent Species for Improved Vertebrate Conservation and Management." Co-authors from the University of Idah...
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Griffiths Earns 2011 Anachem Award
Posted: Thursday, April 14 2011
Peter Griffiths, University of Idaho chemistry professor emeritus, has won the 2011 Anachem Award. Th Anachem Award was established in 1953 and is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research, administration or other activity which has advanced the art and sciences of the field. The award was presented as a part of the Anachem Conference throu...
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David Burbank Earns Top Honor at Fish Health Workshop
Posted: Monday, April 11 2011
David Burbank, a master's student studying fish health in the College of Natural Resources, recently received the Best Student Paper Award at the 36th Eastern Fish Health Workshop held March 28-April 1 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Burbank presented, "Assessing Candidate Probiotic Use for the Control of Flavobacterium psychrophilum in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.” Burbank will receive $200 and a p...
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Report on Environment, Agriculture, and Human Rights in Haiti
Posted: Wednesday, April 6 2011
Guy Knudsen, Professor of Microbial Ecology and Plant Pathology, helped co-author a report submitted in March to the United Nations Human Rights Council, for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review for Haiti. The report, on environmental and agricultural concerns in Haiti and their effects on human rights, was organized by the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a national network of volu...
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Natural Resources Students and Faculty Earn Awards at the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Posted: Tuesday, April 5 2011
Mike Scott, professor of wildlife resources and unit leader of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the College of Natural Resources, recently received the Charles E. Harris Professional Wildlifer Award at the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s annual meeting held March 29-31 in Idaho Falls. The award recognizes outstanding professional contributions to wildlife resources ...
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Fisheries Professor Collaborates with Kootenai Tribe and Bonneville Power to Recover Burbot
Posted: Wednesday, March 30 2011
Ken Cain, associate professor of fishery resources and associate director of the University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Institute, received $168,365 from the Kootenai Tribe and Bonneville Power Administration to continue work on a collaborative multi-agency program. This research is aimed at recovery and rehabilitation of Burbot, a freshwater fish species, in Idaho and British Columbia. Additi...
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Women Making History
Posted: Tuesday, March 22 2011
Katherine G. Aiken, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences received the Women Making History award at an event in Boise on March 18. The award recognizes ordinary women who are leading extraordinary lives that have changed the course of history in the State of Idaho.
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Isaacson Receives Second Fulbright Fellowship
Posted: Monday, March 21 2011
Peter Isaacson, professor of geological sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship during summer 2011. The award is for combined teaching and research at the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Rios, in Diamante, Argentina. Teamed with Argentine colleague Mercedes diPasquo, Isaacson will offer a will offer a field-based course with objectives of a complete geological evaluation of a Devonian-age ...
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Librarian's Work Featured in Science Mapping Exhibit and Wired.com
Posted: Wednesday, March 9 2011
Digital Librarian, Devin Becker, has his metadata visualization selected for an international exhibit and featured on wired.com.
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Machlis Speaks at AAAS Public Event
Posted: Thursday, February 17 2011
Gary Machlis, science adviser to the director of the National Park Service and College of Natural Resources professor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) public science event, "Science Before Hours: A Neighborhood Breakfast with Scientists," held Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C. Machlis was one of seven invited speakers interacting with the public in an informal s...
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Henscheid Receives Recognition as "Founder of Movement"
Posted: Friday, February 11 2011
The University of Idaho’s Core Curriculum director Jean M. Henscheid is one of five individuals recognized as a central figure in the international movement to improve entering college students’ experiences. Henscheid’s recognition came at the 30th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Others acknowledged with Henscheid include John N. Gardner and Betsy Barefoot of the John N. Gardner In...
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CNR Faculty Member Publishes New Article on Using Forest Biomass for Energy Production
Posted: Friday, January 28 2011
Jay O’Laughlin, professor and director of the College of Natural Resources Policy Analysis Group, recently published “Forest Biomass Markets: Economics and Policy Primer” in the January-February 2011 edition of the Western Forester, a publication of the Society of American Foresters. O’Laughlin’s article focused on practical matters foresters should know in order to advise their landowner client...
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McFarland Publishes Essay
Posted: Friday, January 21 2011
Ron McFarland has learned that his essay, “Observations of the Bass, and Directions How to Fish for Him," has been accepted for publication at Fourth Genre, a journal widely considered to be one of the most important nonfiction journals in the country. The essay will appear in the Fall 2011 issue.
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Mosley Authors New Book on Henry Fonda
Posted: Saturday, December 11 2010
Glenn Mosley, director of broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, is the author of a newly published book, "Henry Fonda and The Deputy: The Film and Stage Star and His TV Western." The book examines this little-known aspect of the famous actor's career and includes an interview with television legend Norman Lear. The book was published on Oct. 20, 2010 by Bear Manor Media and is a...
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