University of Idaho Events for Jan. 13-19

Thursday, January 9 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Jan. 13-19. Events will take place in Moscow and Coeur d’Alene, and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Jan. 13
College of Law classes begin.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
Science on Tap: Nancy Potter “Galactosemia and Speech Disorders”
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fort Ground Grill
705 River Ave. in Coeur d’Alene
Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene is held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. This casual program is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology. Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene features scientists and engineers eager to share their experience, answer questions and discuss opinions in an informal, relaxed setting.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Spring semester classes begin.

Thursday, Jan. 16
Dissertation Defense for Hesham Tantawy
8-10 a.m.
Buchanan Engineering Lab, Room 307
607 Urquhart Ave. in Moscow
Hesham Tantawy, doctoral candidate in chemical engineering, will defend his dissertation entitled, “Electromagnetic Shielding Potential of Nanopolyaniline.” This event is free and open to the public.

IBEST Welcome Back Luncheon
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Idaho Commons, Aurora Room
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Join the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies for their welcome back luncheon. Another semester is beginning, so come chat about scientific advances, solutions to problems, and launch collaborations. 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.

Vandal Basketball vs. Utah Valley

7-9 p.m.
ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Come cheer on the Vandal men’s basketball team as they take on Utah Valley.

Saturday, Jan. 18
Vandal Basketball vs. Bakersfield
7-9 p.m.
ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center
1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow
Come cheer on the Vandal men’s basketball team as they take on Bakersfield.

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