University of Idaho Events for Sept. 2-8

Thursday, August 29 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Sept. 2-8. Events will take place in Moscow and Coeur d’Alene, and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Sept. 2
The University of Idaho will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 3
Nerd Tuesdays
7-9 p.m.
Memorial Gym, Room 109
1001 University Ave. in Moscow
Nerd Tuesdays invites anyone who loves pop culture, has one or more fandoms, and loves to talk about nerdy stuff for an evening of board games, TV, movies, and other things nerdy each Tuesday evening. This event is free and open to the public.

Girl Rising
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
508 S. Main St. in Moscow
Meet nine girls from nine countries striving beyond circumstance and pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their remarkable lives are captured in an unforgettable feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. This film is rated PG-13. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID. Prior to the film, Athena, the University of Idaho’s professional women’s association, will host a meet-and-greet reception for University of Idaho staff and faculty who’d like to learn more about the organization’s activities for the upcoming academic year. This event is part of the City of Moscow’s Inclusive Communities Week 2013.

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Science on Tap: “Recycling Used Fuel” with Terry Todd
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.

Thursday, Sept. 5
Lavender Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Center, Room 229
875 S. Line St. in Moscow
Take a break and enjoy a free lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events. This event is free and open to the public.

IBEST Seminar with Graham Coop
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Engineering Physics Building, Room 214
691 Ash St. in Moscow
Join the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies for the fall IBEST Seminar series. Graham Coop will present his research, which focuses on understanding the evolutionary forces that have shaped genetic differences between individuals, populations and closely related species. A unifying principal of his work is the blending together of modeling and data analysis. Learn more about Coops research at 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.

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