University of Idaho Events for Jan. 21-27

Friday, January 18 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Jan. 21-27. Events will take place in Moscow and Boise and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Jan. 21

The University of Idaho and its offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The University of Idaho will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Film: “I Have a Dream” Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
12:30 p.m.
Teach and Learning Center, Room 229
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Come watch a screening of the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When 200,000 civil rights marchers gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, they expected to hear strong words from their spiritual leader, Martin Luther King Jr. What they did not expect was a speech of such heartfelt passion and poetic eloquence that still echoes in memories 50 years later. This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is free and open to the public.

Meet the Vandals – Boise

5:30 p.m. MST
Red Lion Hotel
1800 Fairview Ave. in Boise
Join other future Vandals, faculty, staff and alumni for a fun-filled opportunity to learn about student life at Idaho. All students admitted for the upcoming academic year, students interested in applying and their families are welcome to attend. For more information, visit

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Discussion with David Jr. “Sonny” Lacks

7 p.m.
Student Union Building, Ballroom
709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
This discussion is part of the University of Idaho’s Common Read program. The seminar explores the life story and legacy of Henrietta Lacks and will include a question and answer session with David Jr. “Sonny” Lacks, the son of Henrietta Lacks. The story follows a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells, scientifically known as HeLa, were taken without Henrietta’s knowledge in 1951, while undergoing cancer treatment. These cells have become one of the most important tools in modern medicine. Henrietta’s story intersects medical and scientific research, including development of the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, with biomedical ethics, doctor-patient relations and a patient’s right to informed consent.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

University of Idaho Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol
7 a.m. MST
Idaho State Capitol Building, Fourth Floor Rotunda
700 W. Jefferson St. in Boise
Join University of Idaho President, M. Duane Nellis, along with university deans, faculty, staff and students for a continental breakfast buffet and feed your mind. No RSVP is necessary. Just stop by the capitol building for a glimpse of what's happening at university locations around the state. Breakfast is hosted by the University of Idaho Office of Alumni Relations.

Lunches with Leaders

11:30 a.m.
Idaho Commons, Clearwater and Whitewater Rooms
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
This monthly lunch series will provide an opportunity for students and community members to meet with campus and community leaders in a small conversational setting. Learn from our speakers’ stories and the journey they have taken.

The New Faces of America
7 p.m.
Student Union Building, Ballroom
709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
The celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day will continue with “The New Faces of America,” a one-woman show about how college students live and thrive in a multicultural America. The stage show is part of a groundbreaking contemporary series that examines issues relating to people all across the country. It is based on interviews and research on today’s young Americans and the issues that concern them. Seven incredibly different characters will be presented through a multi-media experience that merges video presentations with a live performer, making it an exciting and fast-paced educational, entertainment piece like no other. Characters include a female biracial college student, a Southern gay minister, a young female veteran from the Iraq war, a Native American teenager, a young migrant worker, an Appalachian college student and a deaf African-American. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Lavender Lunch
12:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 229
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Take a break and enjoy a free lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events. Enjoy a free peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch or bring your own. This event is open to the public.

Linden String Quartet
7:30 p.m.
Administration Building, Auditorium
851 Campus Dr. in Moscow
The exciting young Linden String Quartet is praised by MusicWeb International for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality.” Coached by the legendary Tokyo Quartet and currently teaching at Yale University, the quartet has won awards at many recent competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild, the Fischoff, Coleman, Kauder, and Borciani competitions. The Lindens are the Quartet-in-Residence for the Auditorium Series’ 2013 Palouse Chamber Music Workshop.

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