University of Idaho Events for Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

Thursday, August 22 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Aug. 26 – Sept. 1. Events will take place in Moscow and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Aug. 26

Fall Semester Classes Begin.

Thursday, Aug. 29
IBEST Seminar – Stephen Smith
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Engineering/Physics Building
691 Ash St. in Moscow
Join the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies for the IBEST seminar series. Stephen A. Smith will talk about next generation phylogenetics: emerging technologies and techniques for building and exploring the Tree of Life. IBEST is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Idaho focused on understanding the patterns and processes of evolution that occur over comparatively short periods of time. The hallmarks of IBEST research are the coupling of empirical and theoretical research, and a strong orientation toward rigorous testing of hypotheses. We place a high value on interdisciplinary collaborations that blend the expertise of biologists, biochemists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists to examine the underpinnings of evolutionary biology. For more information about Smith, visit

Friday, Aug. 30
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Idaho Commons Lawn
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
More than 20 organizations, clubs, groups and businesses that provide services to women will be on the Commons Plaza sharing their information. There will be raffle prizes, free popcorn and snowcones. Come by to meet our community support groups and the people behind them.

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