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What is a Flagship University?
Posted: Tuesday, February 21 2012
Historically, the University of Idaho has been designated as Idaho's flagship University. This distinction, which is given to other universities nationwide that meet the established criteria, carries with it unique responsibilities. This news release provides context to the "Flagship" distinction, and examines the University of Idaho's role in the state.
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A Million Dollar Boost for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will dig deep and statewide to discover and address the root causes of why Idaho is losing its advantage in global competitiveness. At the heart of the new initiative – supported by major funding from the Micron Technology Foundation – is learning why some Idaho students may not perform well, or pursue careers, in the areas of science, technology, engineerin...
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Two $40 Million Grants Fuel Collaborative, Renewable Energy Research in Northwest
Posted: Wednesday, September 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Recent breakthroughs in biofuels technology could result in a “greener” jet stream across the Pacific Northwest. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced major grants to the University of Washington and Washington State University; the two separate five-year grants are $40 million each. The University of Idaho will partner in...
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Natural Resources | Steve Hollenhorst - MOSS | Mark Hoversten | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis
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Pursuit of Science Passion: University Board Approves New Professional Science Master's Program
Posted: Thursday, June 24 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education approved the institution’s new instructional program in professional science leading to a master’s degree in natural resources and environmental science. The action came during the board’s June meeting in Idaho Falls. The Professional Science Master’s program is housed in the College of Graduate Studies and is one ...
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Idaho's College of Law Marks Commencement, Achievements of 84 Graduates
Posted: Thursday, May 6 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – Nancy Morris, the nation's first woman secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will give the commencement address for the University of Idaho's College of Law commencement. The College of Law, the university's only Advanced Professional degree program, will hold its graduation and celebration on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 3 p.m., in the...
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U-Idaho Sees Significant Increase in Idaho Students; Strategy Spurs Growth in Key Targeted Areas
Posted: Tuesday, September 6 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho’s best and brightest students continue to make the University of Idaho a destination of choice for success. The university has seen a six percent increase in new in-state freshmen, students who responded favorably to changes made in programs that increased scholarships for Idahoans. On the 10th day of classes, a snapshot taken of enrollment numbers shows a total 12,312 stud...
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Million Dollar Gift Supports Public Legal Education in Boise
Posted: Tuesday, August 24 2010
BOISE, Idaho – The face of public legal education in Idaho is getting a lift thanks to the generous support of the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. The Idaho-based nonprofit – committed to educational excellence for students and institutions – has committed $1 million to the University of Idaho College of Law for development of an Idaho Law Learning Center in Boise at the historic Ada County Cou...
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News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance
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Volunteers Needed for 2010 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Those looking for a new way to experience the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival should consider the volunteer program. Volunteer positions include managing student performance sites, driving artists, helping register schools, promoting the festival and doing office work. Volunteers receive perks. They are provided a lunchtime treat from Domino’s Piz...
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White House Recognizes University of Idaho as National Leader in Community Service
Posted: Monday, March 12 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho outreach and engagement efforts have been recognized by the White House for the sixth time, as it has every year since the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service began in 2006. However, this year the university was among only 20 percent of the institutions of higher education who received “with distinction” status. The President’s Higher Education Commu...
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New Website Pulls Together Data Used To Monitor Health of Northwest Communities
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho –The new Indicators Northwest website provides the most up-to-date social and economic data for states, counties, Native American reservations, and tribes for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The University of Idaho, with support from the Community Action Partnership headquartered in Lewiston, developed the new website. It provides a publicly available tool to help citizens an...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Extension
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Olympian Armstrong Urges Idaho Graduates to Embrace a "Get to" Attitude
Posted: Saturday, May 15 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong encouraged University of Idaho graduates to seek out a "get to" kind of life -- rather than do things that they "have to." Armstrong, a 1995 alumna, claimed the Olympic gold medal in bicycling during the 2008 Beijing games. But, she said, her life could have been different if she hadn't zeroed in on the importance...
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University of Idaho Advising, Teaching, Collaborative, Outreach and Creative Activity Achievements Shine
Posted: Wednesday, April 21 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – Excellence is its own reward, but as many University of Idaho faculty found out, a ceremony and an award can make the reward a little bit sweeter. The university's annual Excellence Awards banquet honored 16 faculty and graduate students at an on-campus ceremony for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, outreach and advising. New this year to the ...
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U-Idaho Sustainability Center Joins Forces With Office of Community Partnerships
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - This year has been busy for both the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP). Provost and executive vice president Doug Baker approved the merger of the two organizations. Under OCP’s umbrella, the Sustainability Center will maintain its identity, student leadership-orientation and its wide range of student activities. The Sustainab...
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Legislative Update: Higher Education Takes Spotlight
Posted: Monday, March 5 2012
By Joe Stegner Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations It has been a very productive week at the Idaho legislature and a great week for higher education in our state. The budget bill for colleges and universities was passed by the Joint Finance and Appropriates Committee, and is now headed to the Senate and House floors for approval. Nearly all Gov. Butch Otter’s budg...
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Alpine Ski Team Wins at Regionals
Posted: Wednesday, February 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho Men’s Alpine Team and one member of the Women’s Alpine Team qualified for national collegiate finals at the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Western Region Championship Feb. 23-25 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Brothers Erik and Drew Anderson of Sandpoint, Idaho, Nick Howell of Pocatello, Idaho, Jeff Jacka of Federal Way, Wash. and Travis Soderquis...
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College of Education Reconfiguration Strengthens Departments, Sharpens Experience for Students
Posted: Thursday, June 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – They say two heads are better than one, but three departments may prove more efficient and beneficial to students than four when it comes to the College of Education at the University of Idaho. With the approval today from the University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education, students at the university will see few changes when the Department of Adult Career Technolog...
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University Housing sees gains in its second year of Recyclemania participation
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho—University Housing at the University of Idaho saw less garbage and more compostable materials and recyclables this year, compared to last year during Recyclemania, Jan. 17 - March 27. Recyclemania is a nationwide competition that pits school against school to see who can recycle the most. University Housing also participates in hall competitions as part of th...
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Investing in Idaho's Future: University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Announce Collaborative Concept for Parma Research and Extension Center
Posted: Monday, December 7 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – Under a pre-agreement document submitted for consideration by the University of Idaho Board of Regents, the university and J.R. Simplot Company propose a $1.5 million multi-year agreement for the university's Parma Research and Extension Center that would give the center a new lease on life. "The University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Company have had a long and proud hist...
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Football Legend Jerry Kramer To Lead 2012 U-Idaho Homecoming Parade
Posted: Friday, August 3 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho legend, Sandpoint native and Lombardi-era Green Bay Packer star Jerry Kramer will lead the University of Idaho’s 103rd annual homecoming parade as Grand Marshal on Saturday, Oct. 6. At 10 a.m., Kramer will guide the parade through downtown Moscow in preparation for the Vandals’ homecoming contest against the New Mexico State University Aggies. Kickof...
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Business Plan Team Takes Fifth at Rice Contest with New Idaho Potato Process
Posted: Wednesday, April 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – A University of Idaho food scientist’s invention that could promise healthier processed potato products helped a student business plan team finish fifth among more than 1,600 worldwide entries in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. University of Idaho students Gaylene Anderson and Jacob Pierson competed in the contest Rice University billed as the world’s richest. This...
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U-Idaho Web Renovation Debuts Friday
Posted: Tuesday, February 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Visitors who click into www.uidaho.edu Feb. 10 will discover a renovated site with a new look and improved features such as streamlined functions, better search capabilities, and clearer directions. The improvements to the site are designed to make access easier for users. New features include the ability to select favorite or commonly used parts of the web and bookmark them. U...
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Longtime Dean of Students to Offer Remarks at Winter Commencement, Dec. 10
Posted: Friday, December 2 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Natural daylight streaming into the iconic Kibbie Dome will illuminate the path to the future for University of Idaho graduates as they gather in the newly renovated ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m., for winter commencement. This December, 814 graduates are eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. All degree candidates ...
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University of Idaho Events for Oct. 17- 23
Posted: Friday, October 14 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho- The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Oct. 17- 23. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Oct. 17 "Mad Men" Mondays 12:30-2 p.m. Memorial Gym, Women’s Center Lounge, Room 109 1001 University Ave. in Moscow Join the Women's Center in watching the award-winning TV series "Mad Men...
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Jan Boles and Anna Marie Boles: Prichard Art Gallery Continues Diamond Anniversary Celebration
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – For 25 years, the Prichard Art Gallery has been the focal point for visual arts in Moscow and on the Palouse. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gallery is presenting a yearlong series of exhibits and events. The third exhibit in the series features the work of Jan and Anna Marie Boles. This exhibit highlights the Prichard Gallery’s commitment to supporting the artists of Id...
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University Statement on the Passing of Sen. Jim McClure
Posted: Sunday, February 27 2011
Idaho Sen. James A. McClure passed away during the last weekend in February. A double-alumnus of the University of Idaho, McClure and his wife, Louise, remained connected to their alma mater. In 2007, the University's Bureau of Public Affairs research was renamed as the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. In this and many other ways, the University honored Jim and Louise...
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Research Suggests Strategy to Prevent Deadly E coli in Cattle
Posted: Wednesday, May 12 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW – Scientists, including the University of Idaho's Carolyn Hovde Bohach, Monday reported they have learned how deadly E. coli bacteria sense the cattle gastrointestinal tract. The work may provide "an exciting alternative to diminish contamination of meat products and cross-contamination of produce crops because of cattle shedding this human pathogen," the scientists...
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Policy Analysis Group Releases Idaho Sheep Report
Posted: Monday, February 22 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – A report from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources Policy Analysis Group (PAG) details the current situation with Idaho’s Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and domestic sheep populations. The peer-reviewed report outlines the varying issues surrounding bighorn sheep viability and domestic sheep grazing. It provides background on the issue for ...
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Regents Authorize Bond for Life Safety Work and Use of Private Funds for Kibbie Renovation Design
Posted: Thursday, February 18 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho's iconic ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center moves closer to the final phase of life safety work and the next phase of design for renovation and enhancement. In action at the Idaho State Board of Education meeting in Boise, the university's Board of Regents approved the university's request for the authority to issue ...
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University Housing Records Six All-Time High Scores in Student Satisfaction
Posted: Tuesday, February 2 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho – University Housing at the University of Idaho recorded six all-time high scores for the second year in a row in a recent annual student satisfaction survey. The survey, which was distributed via e-mail to residence hall students in November, was conducted by Educational Benchmarking, Inc. The survey asked 86 questions that represent 19 f...
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Lunch and Lead: Luncheon Series Focuses on Sustainable Business Practices
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Tania Thompson BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho Boise center will offer up practical solutions for businesses that want to make a commitment to sustainability and improve their bottom line. It's the focus for monthly brown bag presentations that are part of the Lunch & Lead: Sustainable Business Practices series. The series runs February through December. ...
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A Near Billion Dollar Impact: University of Idaho's Nellis Talks Economic Impact and Development, Research Growth During Legislative Presentation
Posted: Monday, January 25 2010
Written by Tania Thompson BOISE, Idaho – In remarks delivered today before Idaho's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, University of Idaho President Duane Nellis put the land-grant institution's bottom line before lawmakers: the University of Idaho contributes nearly $1 billion to the state's economy. "That's 1.9 percent of total state economy," said Nellis, who has been...
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University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Eastern Idaho
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Creatively Yours: University of Idaho Faculty Works Featured at Prichard Art Gallery in December and January
Posted: Thursday, December 3 2009
Written by Marnie Driflot MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery will present its annual faculty art exhibit, which is a celebration of faculty members' creative contributions in the community. The exhibit will be on view Dec. 11 through Jan. 16, 2010, with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5-8 p.m. Works by faculty from the university's College of Art and Arch...
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Art & Architecture | Nels Reese | David Giese | Lynne Haagensen | Jason Ferguson | Matthew Brehm | Greg Turner-Rahman | Frank Jacobus | Miranda Anderson | Phillip G. Mead | Mark Hoversten | Delphine Keim-Campbell | John Anderson | News Release | Idaho at Glance
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Northern Idaho High School Science Teachers Keep Skills Fresh in University Research Labs
Posted: Tuesday, November 24 2009
Research has Direct Application to the Region's Water Quality Written by Donna Emert COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Scientific research is only a little bit like riding a bike: you don't ever forget how, but there are always new approaches, technologies and discoveries to factor into the process. To keep their skills and knowledge up to date, four high school science teachers from Coeur d'Alene are bac...
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Scott Minnich | Environmental Science | Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho
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U-Idaho Arboretum Joins Select Few in Accredited Ranks
Posted: Tuesday, May 15 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The 63-acre University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden was recognized this week as one of only a handful of arboreta that has been accredited by the Morton Register of Arboreta. The U-Idaho Arboretum received a Level III accreditation, on a four tier scale, that recognizes an arboretum with more than 500 varieties of trees and woody plants, a dedicated curator, professional...
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Emmy Award-Winner, Jac Venza, to Speak April 18 at University of Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, April 11 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jac Venza, father of fine arts programming on public broadcasting, will speak at the University of Idaho on April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Venza is a legendary figure who has worked in television from the very early years. He pioneered connections between the European media and PBS. Venza was responsible for finding funding for arts progra...
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Top National Scholarship Awarded to University of Idaho Student
Posted: Thursday, March 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Rebecca Johnson, a junior at the University of Idaho, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program.  Johnson is the only recipient from an Idaho university to receive this award this year. "Rebecca Johnson embodies the College of Natural Resources, with her passion for nature and commitment to making the world a better place," said...
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Legislative Update: Session Continues With Rangeland, Gift, Budget Issues
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
By Joe Stegner, Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations BOISE, Idaho — Lawmakers had hoped to end the sessions and head home by last weekend, but the past week kept them very busy and the session will continue into this week for at least another few days. The University of Idaho had interest in several bills before legislators this past week. The bill called the Rang...
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Office of Technology Transfer Recognizes Innovators, Stimulates Economy
Posted: Friday, March 23 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho –Taxes, regulations, legal jargon and a tough economy make it difficult to translate even the best business ideas into cash. But this week, the University of Idaho celebrated the successes of one of its own – John Shovic, chief technology officer of Coeur d’Alene-based InstiComm, LLC. Shovic was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Innovator Award for more than 26 years of...
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Legislative Update: Land Board Bill, IGEM and Going Home Tax Bill in Discussion
Posted: Monday, March 19 2012
By Joe Stegner Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations House bill 495, also known as the “Land Board Bill,” is legislation designed to restrict the authority and investment options of the Land Board. In general, the bill limits the ability of the Land Board to invest in and operate a commercial business. The University has a concern that this bill violates the constitu...
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Idaho’s Agricultural Research Enhanced through Multi-Million Dollar Endowments from Idaho Wheat Commission and Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Posted: Friday, January 6 2012
BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Wheat Commission today announced a plan to create two faculty research endowments with $2 million to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to support Idaho’s 4,500 wheat growers and their $766 million-per-year harvest. In addition, Limagrain Cereal Seeds has agreed to collaborate with the college on breeding new wheat varieties for Idaho and...
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Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Chief James Allan to Give Commencement Address at University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene
Posted: Tuesday, April 20 2010
Written by Tania Thompson COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Approximately 114 students are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho's Coeur d'Alene center on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Schuler Auditorium in Boswell Hall on the North Idaho College campus. The candidates have applied for 59 baccalaureate degrees, three doctoral degrees, two specialist degrees an...
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McCall Outdoor Science School Educates Idaho Kids About Climate Change
Posted: Wednesday, January 27 2010
Written by Sue McMurray Wal-Mart grant will help with student-focused program MCCALL, Idaho – Snow-day school closures in early October, extra-hot summers and an overabundance of creepy insects to scare little sister may seem like a great way to live to some Idaho kids. But while these factors may be fun now, they are signs of impending climate change that could alter their futures. A new clim...
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University of Idaho’s Climate Action Plan Envisions a Sustainable Campus Community
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Joe Nickels MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has released a Climate Action Plan, the first step in a long-term, comprehensive strategy to make the University of Idaho a zero-emissions campus by 2030. The Climate Action Plan is a framework for both immediate and long-term action. “It is up to our generation to initiate the ...
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University of Idaho Events for Dec. 7-13
Posted: Saturday, December 5 2009
Written by Candace Lowe MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Dec. 7-13. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Dec.7 Vandal Booster Luncheon 11:45 a.m. University Inn Best Western 1516 W. Pullman Rd. in Moscow Join the Latah County Vandal Boosters at their weekly luncheon; ...
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Idaho 2nd and 5th Graders Enact Planetary Rotation Using Indoor/Outdoor Solar Systems They Built to Scale
Posted: Tuesday, December 1 2009
Written by Donna Emert COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Seltice Elementary School children, working with University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene teacher education students and their own classroom teachers, have done the math, science, engineering and artwork necessary to construct two, scale-model solar systems. They built a big one for use in the school gym, and a bigger one that can only be deployed in the ...
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University of Idaho Graduate Student Wins National Conservation Award
Posted: Monday, November 30 2009
Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – Improving our understanding of risks to threatened species populations worldwide is the ambition of Jan Schipper, a University of Idaho graduate student. He is the recent winner of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award, a national award from the American Society of Mammalogists that recognizes Schipper's significant contribution as a student to the con...
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Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 12
Posted: Thursday, November 19 2009
Written by Becca Johnson MOSCOW, Idaho – This December, some 700 students are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho. Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The event is free and open to the public. All degree candidates, dressed in their regalia, will line up for the procession on Saturday morning by 11:30 a.m. on ...
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Positive Role Models: Junior and Senior High School Girls Hear From Women Science and Math Professionals at Boise Event
Posted: Wednesday, March 25 2009
March 25, 2009 NOTE TO MEDIA: Bridges to Math and Science is open to the media. Please contact University Communications to confirm your coverage of this event, (208) 885-6567. BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host nearly 100 seventh and 10th grade girls for the third annual Bridges to Careers in Math and Science event on Thursday, April 2, in Boise. ...
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UI Professor Collaborates on Book to Promote High School Journalism
Posted: Thursday, March 26
 What is the state of high school journalism? A new book by the Society of Professional Journalists Journalism Education Committee shows it’s better and worse than many expected. “Still Captive? History, Law and the Teaching of High School Journalism” is the first comprehensive research into the subject in 20 years. “Many high school programs are thriving,” sai...
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Lynn Baird, Dean of UI Libraries, elected the Board Chair for Orbis Cascade Alliance
Posted: Thursday, March 26
University of Idaho’s dean of libraries, Lynn Baird, has been elected the board chairwoman for Orbis Cascade Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of 37 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Orbis Cascade Alliance’s mission is to enable member libraries to advance institutional missions through collaboration and innovation. Baird will begin her term as c...
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Borah Symposium will Focus on Border Issues
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
For more than 60 years, the University of Idaho’s Borah Foundation has focused attention on the causes of war and the conditions for peace. It’s annual symposia bring together world leaders, diplomats, scholars and activists to discuss current problems facing our global community and to offer solutions. The three-day symposium will focus on border issues and the development of territor...
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Theater Student Wins National Stage Craft Award
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
Michael Brandt, a University of Idaho Theatre Arts student, has received national recognition for his stage craft work. A master’s degree candidate with an emphasis in design and technology, Brandt received the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas award for outstanding achievement in allied theater technology, crafts and design at the 2015 United States Institute of Theatre Technology conferenc...
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UI Engineering Joins White House’s National Engineering Education Initiative
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 24, 2015 – The University of Idaho College of Engineering is among 122 U.S. engineering schools leading a transformative movement in engineering education announced this week by the White House. In a letter presented to President Barack Obama, UI College of Engineering and other engineering schools committed to establish special educational programs designed to p...
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IBEST Seminar Series Welcomes Stanford University Researcher
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) welcomes Noah Rosenberg, a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University, for a lecture. His presentation is part of the spring 2015 IBEST Seminar Series that attracts top scientists from across the nation and world. These seminars are used as a core element of a graduate seminar course (BCB 501) and are open to the public...
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Library Unveils Database Highlighting Impact of Women in Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The University of Idaho this month is unveiling “Idaho’s Women of Influence,” a new database highlighting the contributions of women to Idaho’s history and contemporary society. The project is being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month. It will be unveiled at the Celebrating Idaho’s Whole Pride event, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in the Coeur d’Ale...
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Registration Opens for UI’s Annual Summer Design Week Program
Posted: Monday, March 23
Summer Design Week, an art and design immersion program for high school sophomores through seniors, returns to the University of Idaho campus June 21-27. During the week, students will explore architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, studio art and design and virtual technology and design programs through studios and workshops. “This is a unique opportunity to work closely ...
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Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium Explores Surveillance Technologies
Posted: Monday, March 23
The University of Idaho College of Law announces the 2015 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium “Privacy in the Age of Pervasive Surveillance,” which will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 in the Legacy Pointe Room of the Idaho Water Center in Boise. This year’s keynote speaker is David Medine, chairman of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. In the...
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Visiting Scholar William Arms to Discuss Technology and Higher Education
Posted: Thursday, March 19
Ways that technology has influenced higher education — from the digitization of libraries to how faculty and staff engage with students — will be the focus of this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program at the University of Idaho from March 30-31. The UI chapter of the national Phi Beta Kappa honors society, Alpha of Idaho, welcomes William Arms, a Professor Emeritus at...
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UI Library Research Colloquium to Host Panel on Open Educational Resources and Scholarship
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
The University of Idaho Library Research Colloquium series is proud to host a panel discussion on open education and digital scholarship at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31 on the main floor of the library. The colloquium is part of Open Education Week 2015 on the Moscow campus. The panel discussion will center on open educational resources and textbook costs. Participants include Rami Attebury, subjec...
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Work of UI Engineering Alumna Virginia Bax Valentine Recognized
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
The University of Idaho College of Engineering in conjunction with the University of Idaho Alumni Association are pleased to announce Virginia Bax Valentine, a 1980 civil engineering graduate, as a 2015 Silver and Gold Award recipient. The Silver and Gold Award recognizes living alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and/or service in their specialized area of endeavor, thus bring...
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University of Idaho Celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
National Farmworker Awareness Week, March 24-31, is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities and to honor their important contributions to us every day. This year's Farmworker Awareness Week events at the University of Idaho will include: Keynote address by Yazmin Garcia Rico, youth director of Student ...
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Vandal Engineering Clean Snowmobile Team Wins Annual Challenge Founder’s Trophy
Posted: Monday, March 16
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 16, 2015 – One week ago today the University of Idaho Clean Snowmobile team returned from a grueling weeklong annual competition in Houghton, Michigan, where the average temperature was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and this year’s snowfall is still rising above 170 inches.  This year’s international competition included 22 teams from the U.S., Canada, an...
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Tribal Stewardship and Food Sovereignty Conference March 30
Posted: Monday, March 16
The 2015 Native American Law Conference: Tribal Stewardship of Plant and Food Sovereignty will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 in the University of Idaho College of Law Courtroom, Menard Law Building on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow. Room 348A in the Boise Water Center has been reserved for live streaming of the event. Many important voices will speak at the confere...
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Registration Open for the 2015 Innovation Showcase on April 22
Posted: Monday, March 16
The University of Idaho, College of Graduate Studies, is hosting its annual research showcase, Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, April 22. The Innovations Showcase is a student-based competition designed to highlight the research and creative success of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Idaho. The Innovation Showcase is free and open to the public. This daylong event begins ...
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Traveling Symposium Provides Tools to Thrive in the Range Livestock Industry
Posted: Friday, March 13
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — March 13, 2015 — The University of Idaho Rangeland Center and partners will offer the 2015 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium, a one-day traveling program packed with information for livestock producers and land managers, at three locations across southern Idaho April 7-9. Local ranchers will share their perspectives and provide overviews of their operations at each...
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UI Hires New Provost and Executive Vice President
Posted: Friday, March 13
The University of Idaho has appointed John M. Wiencek, Ph.D., to the position of Provost and Executive Vice President effective June 1, 2015. Wiencek will serve as the university’s chief academic officer, directly responsible for the general direction of all academic programs, endeavors and instructional services on the Moscow campus as well as the university’s statewide academic, out...
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Chance the Rapper Performs at UI for Finals Fest
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
On Tuesday, May 5, Chance the Rapper will be performing at the University of Idaho for the 2015 Finals Fest. Tickets went on sale March 10, and a limited number of presale tickets will be available for University of Idaho students at a discounted price of $10 and to the public for $25. Regular tickets for UI students will be $15 and public tickets will cost $30. Finals Fest will be held in the Un...
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UI’s Sapaatka’yn Cinema Brings Native American Culture to Screen
Posted: Tuesday, March 10
On March 27-28, the University of Idaho American Indian Studies Program’s Native American Film Festival celebrates its 13th year. The festival, Sapaatka’yn Cinema, features a mix of documentaries, animated shorts and feature films with programming designed for children, students and adults. The UI Native American drum group, Vandal Nation, will open the festival on Friday, March 27. ...
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Registration Open for Inspiring Design Futures Symposium on March 26
Posted: Monday, March 9
The UI College of Art & Architecture’s annual daylong symposium, Inspiring Design Futures, returns to the University of Idaho campus Thursday, March 26, for its third consecutive year. The event celebrates the college’s alumni speakers returning to campus to share their inspiring journeys, professional achievements and community contributions with the university community and the p...
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Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunity: C.R. Stillinger Forest Science Research Fellowship
Posted: Monday, March 9
The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development is currently accepting graduate student applications for the C.R. Stillinger Forest Science Research Fellowship program to support forest ecology research. The 12-month research assistantship (awarded for 1-3 years) could be used to initiate and complete a research project, to provide an opportunity to fund a portion of an ongoing...
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UI Researchers Receive Grant for Powerful Tool for Studying Molecular Properties
Posted: Thursday, March 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 5, 2015 – University of Idaho researchers will soon have a new tool for understanding the world at the molecular level, thanks to a grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and a major gift from a private donor. The trust awarded UI chemistry professor Richard V. Williams and his co-investigators $360,000 to purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, spectr...
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Call for Nominations for Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards
Posted: Thursday, March 5
The University of Idaho Women’s Center is seeking nominations for the annual Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards. Each year, one University of Idaho student, one faculty or staff member, and one local community member receive the award. Candidates are nominated for the award via an open nomination process. Selection of award winners is by a review panel composed of past honorees. Vi...
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Spells a Good Time
Posted: Thursday, March 5
University of Idaho Theatre Arts is proud to present the warm and funny musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m., April 2- 4, 8- 11 and at 2 p.m. April 4 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Way, in Moscow. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors (55 and over) and $5 for children (12 and under). UI students with ID are free. Ti...
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Invent Idaho State Finals Come to UI March 6-7
Posted: Wednesday, March 4
Some of the most creative and imaginative young minds from across the state will show off their bright ideas at the Invent Idaho State Finals this week in Moscow. The winners of regional Invent Idaho contests will compete in the two-day finals being hosted at the University of Idaho Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Invent Idaho challenges students in first thro...
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Chemistry Professor Bitterwolf Receives National Honor for Research, Teaching
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named University of Idaho chemistry professor Tom Bitterwolf among its prestigious class of 2014 AAAS Fellows. Bitterwolf joined 400 other scientists from across the nation Feb. 14 to receive the honor at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. Bitterwolf, who has been with the UI Department of Chemistry since 1988, sai...
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LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival at UI on March 10
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
The UI Women’s Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting the only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place in Moscow on Tuesday, March 10. LUNAFEST, produced by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories. ...
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UI Researcher Returns to His Roots to Grow Reforestation Effort
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
For Kent Apostol, a research scientist in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, returning to his home country to grow a sustainable agroforestry industry is more than service-learning — the native of the Philippines sees the potential to plant seeds of entrepreneurship, growing a profitable and ecologically sustainable agroforestry industry. He and Kea Woodruff, a se...
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Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to Speak at Martin Forum
Posted: Monday, March 2
Nick Gier, a professor emeritus of philosophy, will present at the University of Idaho’s Martin Forum on Thursday, March 5. Gier will discuss the “The Origins of Religious Violence” starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Center, TLC Room 041. “The association between religion and violence is a long-standing issue; however, we have seen a surge of religious vi...
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UI Program to Host Central American Teens Leaders
Posted: Friday, February 27
The International Programs Office, the College of Business and Economics, and the International Studies Program will host 27 teens and community leaders from Belize, El Salvador and Honduras as a part of the Central America Youth Ambassador (CAYA) Program from March 8-13. CAYA is a collaborative partnership between the University of Idaho, the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (...
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‘Moveable Feast’ Highlights Hemingway’s Journey Through Food
Posted: Friday, February 27
Foodies and literary enthusiasts alike are invited to join the University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program in celebrating the legacy of Ernest Hemingway with a culinary journey through his travels on Tuesday, March 3, as part of UI’s sixth annual Hemingway Festival. Tickets are still available for “A Moveable Feast,” an annual fundraising dinner held to support UI&rsquo...
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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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UI Extension Natural Resources Camp Continues 55-year Tradition
Posted: Thursday, February 26
KETCHUM, Idaho – Feb. 26, 2015 -- Natural Resources Camp, a University of Idaho Extension tradition tucked away in some of the state’s grandest scenery, will again offer Idaho youth a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the environment June 22-27. The camp for 12- to 14-year olds will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year with a program that focuses on wildlife, rangeland...
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Regional Climate Research Project Hosts Moscow Art Exhibition March 3-4
Posted: Thursday, February 26
Art and Science will be the focus of an art exhibition in Moscow Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, hosted by a research project focused on climate change and Inland Northwest wheat farming.   The free exhibition will open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Village Center Mall at 872 Troy Road, No. 180, and will include refreshments. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb...
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UI’s English Department to Celebrate Hemingway Fest March 3-5
Posted: Wednesday, February 25
The University of Idaho’s Creative Writing Program’s Sixth Annual Hemingway Festival will honor the legacy of Ernest Hemingway and his connection to Idaho with a series of readings, a film and the Hemingway Feast from March 3-5. The event begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at BookPeople with UI Professor Ron McFarland reading from his new book “Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him a...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer to Keynote Ethics Symposium March 5
Posted: Wednesday, February 25
Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and internationally recognized writing coach, is the 2015 Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium keynote speaker. Banaszynski will talk about the ethics of intimate, narrative storytelling during her presentation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the courtroom of the Menard Law Building, 711 S. Rayburn St. in Moscow. Her free presentation is open to the p...
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University of Idaho selects Idaho author’s novel as Common Read
Posted: Monday, February 23
The University of Idaho has chosen the best-selling novel "All the Light We Cannot See" by Boise author Anthony Doerr as its Common Read for 2015-16. “We are thrilled to give our incoming first-year students a chance to read this remarkable story and to engage with our faculty about the issues raised by the book,” said Rodney Frey, UI’s director of General Education, which spon...
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UI Library Updates and Redesigns International Jazz Collections Website
Posted: Monday, February 23
As part of the 2015 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the University of Idaho Library has redesigned and updated its International Jazz Collections (IJC) website and digital collections. The website now features new image viewing pages and updated access to a variety of materials, from scores to scrapbooks. Additionally, the Lionel Hampton Library Collection’s videos have been reformatted for vi...
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Award-winning Writer Alison Hawthorne Deming to read at the University of Idaho on March 4
Posted: Monday, February 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 23, 2015 – Alison Hawthorne Deming visits the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing by Deming.  “Alison Deming’s readings are magical,” said Scott Slovic, cha...
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College of Law Announces 2015 Bellwood Speaker
Posted: Friday, February 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 18, 2015 – The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 18th Annual Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series at both campus locations: 6 p.m. Mountain time Monday, April 6 at the Idaho Water Center–Legacy Pointe in Boise and 2 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, April 7 in the University of Idaho Pitman Center International Ballroom in Moscow. This year&rsq...
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2015 Borah Symposium Addresses National and International Border Issues
Posted: Thursday, February 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 19, 2015 -- For more than 60 years, the University of Idaho’s Borah Foundation has focused attention on the causes of war and the conditions for peace. Its annual symposia bring together world leaders, diplomats, scholars and activists to discuss current problems facing our global community and to offer solutions.  The 2015 Borah Symposium is scheduled for Ap...
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Research Team Clamping Down on Invasive Asian Clams in Lake Pend Oreille
Posted: Thursday, February 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – February 18, 2015 – A University of Idaho research team from the College of Natural Resources is leading the charge to remove Asian clams from Lake Pend Oreille’s Ellisport Bay. This effort is funded and undertaken in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Since their discovery in 201...
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Register Now for UI Women's Leadership Conference 2015
Posted: Wednesday, February 18
Registration is now open for the 2015 University of Idaho Women's Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Women's Center, the Professional Development and Learning office, and the Athena Association of Professional Women. The conference will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at the University of Idaho's Moscow campus. Register for the conference at www.regonline.com/womensleadership2015. The ...
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"The Abolitionists" Final Film in Library's "Created Equal" Series
Posted: Tuesday, February 17
The University of Idaho Library will host a screening of the documentary film "The Abolitionists," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the Pitman Center's Borah Theater. The screening will be followed by a discussion centered on issues raised by the film. "The Abolitionists" is the final film in the "Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle," series offered by the UI Library through an in...
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MURI Research Positions Available to Idaho Students
Posted: Tuesday, February 17
Idaho NSF EPSCoR is currently accepting student applications for the summer 2015 MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) program. Priority application consideration deadline is Friday, Feb. 20. The positions will be open until filled. Undergraduate students enrolled at any Idaho college or university can apply. The MURI Program is designed to engage undergraduates in science, technolo...
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Celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday, Feb. 20
Posted: Friday, February 13
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute invites you to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival with us at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in the University of Idaho Administration Building's Auditorium. Our 2015 Chinese New Year Gala event includes the Seattle Huayin Dance Performing Arts Group, Chinese Zither (gu zheng), Vandaleers choir, Chinese calligraphy show, Dragon dance, raffles throughout the ev...
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UI Library Adds Database on Indigenous Peoples of North America
Posted: Friday, February 13
The University of Idaho Library has added a new database: Indigenous Peoples of North America. The database focuses on the origins of ideas, cultures and traditions that have defined indigenous societies, tribal organizations, and native/non-native relations. Researchers can explore the impact of invasion and colonization on indigenous peoples in North America through primary sources including man...
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UI Project Explores Best Strategy to Help Farmers Access Local Food Markets
Posted: Thursday, February 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2015 – A University of Idaho research project seeks strategies to help small- to medium-sized farms supply foods to local markets. One of the first efforts of the USDA-funded project will be a survey of restaurant and grocery stores to better understand how consumers’ desire for local foods translates to dollars and cents for farmers and those who buy the...
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UI Library Presents Second Film in the "Created Equal" Series: "The Loving Story"
Posted: Thursday, February 12
The University of Idaho Library will host a screening of the documentary film "The Loving Story," at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in the Pitman Center Borah Theater. Following the film screening, Shaakirrah Sanders, J.D., UI associate professor of law, will lead a discussion on issues raised by the film. "The Loving Story" is the second in a series of three films illustrating the history of civil right...
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Registration Now Open for Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium
Posted: Thursday, February 12
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies would like to invite you to register for the third annual Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium being held May 21 at the University of Idaho. Sessions will cover current genomic applications and big data issues, current and future technologies, research being conducted by Inland Northwest researchers and presentations from IBEST core...
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Today's IBEST Seminar Looks at Evolution of Animal Weapons
Posted: Thursday, February 12
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) welcomes Douglas Emlen, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Montana, for a lecture. His presentation is part of the Spring 2015 IBEST Seminar Series that attracts top scientists from across the nation and world. These seminars are used as a core element of a graduate seminar course (BCB 501) and are open to the p...
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