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UI Receives Gold Quill Award for Benefits Guide
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
The University of Idaho has received a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The awards recognize business communication excellence globally and is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. UI received the recognition for its 2015 Benefit in Enrollment Guide, created by the UI benefits team with Buck Consultants. The award recogni...
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College of Law Receives High Grades From preLaw Magazine
Posted: Thursday, April 2
The Spring 2015 issue of preLaw magazine recognized the University of Idaho College of Law for the following: • The College of Law received an A- for Practical Training, which includes clinics and externships. • The College of Law was mentioned in "Around the Nation" for its participation in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office pilot program, which enables law students to practice patent...
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Career Center Director Receives Leadership in Career Development Award
Posted: Tuesday, March 31
Suzi Billington, Career Center and ASAP director, will be the co-recipient of the 2015 Idaho Leadership in Career Development Award. Given out by the Idaho Career Development Association, it is the highest honor a career development professional can receive in the state of Idaho. The award will be given out this Friday at the annual Idaho Career Development Conference in Boise. This is the sec...
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UI College of Art and Architecture Announces Winners of 24th Annual High School Art Exhibition
Posted: Monday, March 16
The University of Idaho today announced the winners of the 24th Annual High School Art Exhibition sponsored by the College of Art and Architecture’s Studio Art and Design Program. Entries were judged by Zoe Ball, Mercedes Rennison, Ali Hurt, and Sean Robertson. The following winners were honored at an awards reception on Feb. 27: First Place Winner - $1,000 UI Scholarship and $150 Gift Cert...
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Movement Science PhD Candidate Katrina Taylor Recognized for Excellence in Service
Posted: Wednesday, March 4
The American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter presented an Excellence in Service Award to Katrina Taylor in special recognition and appreciation for her leadership and service to the chapter. Taylor is a PhD Candidate in Movement Sciences within the College of Education.
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Prichard Exhibit, Director Receive Honors
Posted: Wednesday, March 4
Prichard Art Gallery Director Roger Rowley and artist Lonnie Hutson will receive the Richard L. Wallace Native Fish Conservationist of the Year award Thursday, March 5, at a ceremony in Boise. The award is given by the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and recognizes UI’s traveling exhibit “38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project.” The exhibit and accompany educational pr...
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College of Law Faculty Attend Annual Association of American Law Schools Meeting
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
This year’s Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting was held Jan. 2–5 in Washington, D.C. The meeting topics included law, legal education, academics, law schools and more. Several College of Law faculty were able to attend. Some completed leadership roles in 2014, some took on new roles for 2015, and some spoke on panels: • Professor John Rumel was appointed a...
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College of Education Team Wins Regional Knowledge Bowl
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
The Department of Movement Sciences Exercise Science and Health team won the American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Student Knowledge Bowl championship on Feb. 28 in Bend, Ore. Devin Drummer, Mac Kenzie Schneider and Bradley Kruger competed against 28 other teams to win the regional competition. They will compete at the nationals in May in San Diego, Calif.
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College of Law Team Wins Regional Competition in Seattle
Posted: Monday, March 2
During the weekend of Feb. 27–28, two University of Idaho College of Law teams competed in the ABA regional Advocacy in Mediation competition in Seattle, Washington. Christine Dodd, 2L, Robert O’Melveny, 3L, Trae Turner, 2L, and Henry Stegner, 1L, competed in two rounds on Saturday, and both teams excelled. Dodd and O'Melveny received praise for their performances. Turner and Stegner w...
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University Housing Staff Help Keep Dumpster Fire Under Control
Posted: Friday, February 27
A small fire in a Dumpster never got the chance to ignite the other two Dumpsters or cause much of a problem because it was noticed and someone knew what to do. Cris Peterson, Jason Merrill, Margo Bush and Aaron Ribble (all members of the University Housing Staff) contributed to knocking down the fire with an extinguisher, notifying the fire department and keeping the area clear until firefighters...
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Idaho Theater Students Advance to National Theater Competition
Posted: Thursday, February 26
More than 60 University of Idaho Theatre Arts students participated in the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Ellensburg, Washington, last week, earning numerous awards, including two students winning top honors and invited to participate in the national festival in Washington, D.C., April 13-18. Participants directed and performed in dramatic, comedic and music...
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Retirement Celebration: Rose Reese
Posted: Tuesday, February 24
Please join the Institute of Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies in thanking Rose Reese for her 20 years of outstanding service to the University of Idaho. A reception will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in the Life Sciences South Reading Room (447). Light refreshments will be served.
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Celebrate Debby Lawson's Service to the University and her Retirement
Posted: Monday, February 23
Please join the Office of the Registrar in thanking Debby Lawson for her service to the University of Idaho. The Office of the Registrar will host a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 25 between 2 and 3:30 p.m. in front of the fireplace on the first floor of the Bruce Pitman Center. Debby is retiring on Friday, Feb. 27.
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College of Education Dean Contributes to Albert Shanker Institute Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 19
College of Education Dean Corinne Mantle-Bromley was co-author of a column on the Albert Shanker Institute’s blog titled “Preparing Effective Teachers for Every Community.” The Albert Shanker Institute pursues the mission of improving the public education system by promoting discussions, supporting publications and sponsoring research on new and workable approaches to ensuring th...
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Student Rec Center: Brian Mahoney and staff
Posted: Wednesday, February 18
Annual inspections of each building on the University of Idaho campus are conducted jointly by a state inspector from the Department of Building Services and the UI Environmental Health and Safety Dept. The following comment was made by the State inspector for the SRC: *KUDOS. Note: Outstanding Result! This is a remarkable result given the size, use, complexity and staffing of this building. N...
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Northwest Climate Science Center Announces New Graduate Fellows
Posted: Friday, February 13
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) -- a collaborative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey and three Northwest universities -- has announced its new class of graduate fellows at the University of Idaho. The fellows will conduct climate-related research and participate in networking and co-learning activities with faculty and graduate students in climate-related fields at the University...
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UI's College of Law Named a Top Law School for Practical Training
Posted: Monday, February 9
The University of Idaho College of Law made National Jurist's 2015 list of Best Law Schools for Practical Training. The College of Law received a letter grade of A- in the area, putting the College in the top 37 nationwide.
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Winners of inaugural MLK Art and Essay Contest announced
Posted: Thursday, February 5
Congratulations to the following winners in the inaugural MLK Art and Essay Contest. The winner in each category receives $500, and each honorable mention submission receives $100. Undergraduate Art Category: • Winner: Kelsey McCarrel (Interior Design, Art and Architecture) — “Let Freedom Ring,” Original Painting • Honorable Mention: Jessy Forsmo-Shadid (English and ...
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Senior Associate Registrar Named
Posted: Wednesday, February 4
The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce Dwaine Hubbard as the new Senior Associate Registrar. Please join us in congratulating Dwaine on his new position.
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University of Idaho Contributes to National Study of Academic Libraries
Posted: Monday, February 2
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a new report, Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the Field , which includes data from the University of Idaho. The report synthesizes results from a nationwide study of academic libraries and their value to students’ academic success and learning outcomes. The University of Idaho...
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Leo Stephens Retiring after 40 years of Service
Posted: Wednesday, January 28
Leo's last day will be Friday, January 30, 2015. Auxiliary Services will be honoring him with refreshments from 3 to 4pm in the Morin Room, Wallace Residence Center.
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Leo Stephens Retiring after 40 years of Service
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
Leo's last day will be Friday, January 30, 2015. Auxiliary Services will be honoring him with refreshments from 3 to 4pm in the Morin Room, Wallace Residence Center.
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College of Law Named Top Law School for International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
In its Winter 2015 issue, preLaw Magazine named the University of Idaho College of Law a Top Law School for International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. For these designations, law schools are chosen based on location, how long they have had the programs in place, and opportunities for experiential learning, including externships.
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College of Education’s Online Masters in Special Education ranked #14 in the Nation
Posted: Tuesday, January 13
University of Idaho College of Education was ranked #14 among The 30 Best Online Master in Special Education Degree Programs in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org.  The special education program, which is state-approved and has received national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, offers a master of education program with four different tracks.  ...
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College of Law's Professor Bridy Named Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School CIS
Posted: Thursday, January 8
Professor Annemarie Bridy from the University of Idaho College of Law has been named an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for the Internet and Society (CIS) for 2014 to 2016. CIS is a leader in the study of the law and policy involving the Internet and emerging technologies. As an affiliate at CIS, Professor Bridy will focus on issues related to the evolving role of online interm...
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Farewell Reception for Barb (Wooten) Lyon
Posted: Tuesday, January 6
Please join me in giving Barb (Wooten) Lyon the appreciative send-off that she deserves as she departs the University of Idaho for new challenges at WSU. Her last day will be Tuesday, January 13, but we will gather in the Advancement Annex (619 Nez Perce Drive) conference room from 12:30-1:30pm on Monday, January 12 to celebrate Barb and thank her for over eight years of positive contributions to...
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Congratulations to our NACADA Region 8 Certificate of Merit Winners
Posted: Monday, December 22 2014
We are delighted to announce that two of our campus advisors have been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (Region 8) for their excellence in academic advising. Please join me in congratulating: Kelli Schrand, advisor for the Martin Institute, who was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Professional Academic Advisor category. Dr. Frank Wilhelm, associate professor of Fish ...
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2014 Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships Recipients
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The 2014 fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2015) are as follows: Alexandra Adams, Geology (Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Cassel) Jonah Bartrand, Physics and Geology (Faculty mentor: Dave McIlroy) Catherine Brands, Biology (Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba) Paul Hanna, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kristopher Waynant) Each fellowship consists of a scholarship awar...
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College of Science students receive Award For Excellence
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
At a banquet last Friday hosted by the UI Alumni Association, the following College of Science students were recognized with that group’s “Award For Excellence”: Mariah Eckwright, Mathematics Shannon Gill, Molecular Biology and Biochemistrys Mickinzie Johnson, Biologys Skylar Penberthy, Biologys Ebenezer Jones-Mensah, Chemistry graduate students Jennifer ...
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University of Idaho College of Law Helps Needy Families Through the Holidays
Posted: Monday, November 24 2014
This year, the University of Idaho College of Law donated a large truckload of food, another carload of winter clothing, and $3,171 to the Moscow food bank. These donations will help the food bank cover meals and other necessities for needy families in the Moscow area throughout the holiday season.
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Heather Chermak Elected President of PACRAO
Posted: Wednesday, November 19 2014
University Registrar, Heather Chermak, was elected President of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) at the annual meeting November 12, in Portland, Oregon. PACRAO is a non-profit association representing more than 350 regionally accredited 2-year, 4-year, and graduate schools with an individual membership of 1693 professional admissions officers and r...
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Lilian Alessa, UI President's Professor of resilient landscapes, has been named as the U.S. science lead for the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group project
Posted: Monday, November 17 2014
Lilian Alessa, UI President's Professor of resilient landscapes, has been named as the U.S. science lead for the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group project, The Arctic Adaptation Exchange Portal (AAEP). The government of Canada currently holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the AAEP will constitute its deliverable. Interest in the Arctic has been rapidly growing du...
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Polly Knutson bids farewell as the UI Director of Research Administration
Posted: Thursday, November 6 2014
Polly Knutson will be leaving the University of Idaho after eleven years with the Office of Research and Economic Development as the Director of Sponsored Programs and most recently as Director of Research Administration. Her last official day will be January 2, 2015. Polly earned her Master of Science in Forensic Accounting in September of 2013 and is leaving to form her own firm specializing in...
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Physics Professor Presents Science of Nanowires and Nanosprings to Patent Officers
Posted: Wednesday, November 5 2014
Physics professor Dave McIlroy was recently invited by the United States Patent Office (USPTO) to present a training seminar to approximately 430 patent officers at all the USPTO offices across the country. The webinar consisted of a one hour presentation followed by a 45 minute question and answer session. The United States Patent Office (USPTO) is all about new technology. Consequently, patent ...
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Congratulations to the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law
Posted: Tuesday, October 28 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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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