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UI Celebrates Agriculture, Student Opportunities; Explores Technology’s Role in Feeding 9 Billion
Posted: Monday, September 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – Ag Days at the University of Idaho Sept. 26 and 27 will celebrate Idaho agriculture and bring hundreds of high school students to the University of Idaho to explore career opportunities in many fields. A Friday panel discussion will bring together top agricultural leaders to discuss how agriculture will employ technology to feed the world’s rapidly growing population....
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Festival Theme: “The Spirit of Harmony”
Posted: Monday, September 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 22, 2014 – The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 48th year of bringing nationally-acclaimed artists and jazz professionals to Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 25-28, 2015. This year’s festival theme, “The Spirit of Harmony,” sets the stage for a dynamic lineup of artist concerts, jazz clinics and workshops, and more. “...
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UI Receives Grant for Recruitment, Retention of Native STEM Students
Posted: Wednesday, September 17
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 17, 2014 – The University of Idaho is expanding and strengthening its efforts to promote Native education through a new program to support recruitment and retention of American Indian and Native Alaskan graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – fields.   The National Science Foundation recently awarded the UI Coll...
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UI, ISU Partnership Gives Public and Researchers Access to Idaho Maps
Posted: Monday, September 15
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 15, 2014 – Detailed aerial images of Idaho are now available – at lightning speeds – to the public and researchers thanks to a partnership between the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, the Idaho Geospatial Office and partners statewide. Anyone can explore and gather information from a high-resolution web map of Idaho that can be accessed he...
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Third Annual Campus Safety Week- I Got Your Back
Posted: Friday, September 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 11, 2014 – The University of Idaho will host the third annual Campus Safety Week and Katy Benoit Safety Forum Sept. 15-20.  The theme of the program is “I Got Your Back.” Designed to connect students to issues, resources and skills surrounding power-based violence, Safety Week workshops and presentations provide intervention strategies, tools, and...
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UI Names Salant as Permanent Director of the McClure Center
Posted: Thursday, September 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 10, 2014 – The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the appointment of Priscilla Salant as director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, beginning Aug. 1, 2014.  Since 2010, the McClure Center has conducted and supported research on public policy issues that impact Idaho, the region and the nation. The core of the cente...
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University of Idaho plans Constitution Day event for Sept. 17
Posted: Wednesday, September 10
MOSCOW, Idaho - Sept. 11, 2014 - The University of Idaho will sponsor a statewide panel discussion about the constitutional questions surrounding same-sex marriage Wednesday, Sept. 17, as part of a national observance of Constitution Day. The program will begin at 3 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. MT. The discussion will originate in Boise in the Legacy Pointe Room of the Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front St. S...
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Campus and Community Welcomed to Inauguration Event Sept. 19
Posted: Wednesday, September 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 10, 2014 – The University of Idaho will celebrate the inauguration of President Chuck Staben with a ceremony at 1:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the ASUI Kibbie Activity Center. Students, staff, faculty and members of the public are invited to attend. Staben is the university’s 18th president. The event – which begins at 1:25 p.m. in honor of the univer...
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UI to Partner in Maritime Security Center for Excellence
Posted: Tuesday, September 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 9, 2014 – The University of Idaho is a proud partner in a new Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence in Maritime Security established in August. The center’s goal is to monitor conditions around maritime security risks and hazards and collaboratively develop innovative solutions to cope with them. The University of Alaska Anchorage, together ...
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Homegrown University of Idaho Building Highlights Idaho Forest Industry
Posted: Tuesday, September 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 – “Grown in Idaho” is taken to a higher level as the University of Idaho’s latest building, located at the Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery, is dedicated Friday, Sept. 12. The meeting and office facility on the Troy Highway is a teaching tool showcasing many building and design techniques, unique construction and energy efficiency that ...
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Forum Explores the Role of Science in Guiding Idaho’s Sage-Grouse Management Plan
Posted: Tuesday, September 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research will sponsor an evening forum on Friday, Sept. 19, to explore the role of science and stakeholder involvement in guiding Idaho’s voluntary management plan for sage-grouse. The plan was developed to help avoid a U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision to list the sage-grouse as endangered. &n...
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University of Idaho Housing's 25th Annual Paint the Palouse
Posted: Monday, September 8
Moscow, IDAHO, Sept. 8, 2014?– Rally up your friends and paint brushes and join University Housing for its 25th Annual Paint the Palouse community service event at 8 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 13th. Expecting nearly 350 student volunteers, University Housing has identified three homes that will be painted this year. Selected homes are painted for free and donations from campus organizations a...
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Public Invited to Grand Opening of New UI Performance Space on Sept. 17
Posted: Monday, September 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 –  The public is invited to join University of Idaho Theatre Arts in a grand opening reception for The Forge Theater, a new performance space, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 404 Sweet Avenue in Moscow. Refreshments will be served and tours will be available till 6:30 p.m. The reception is free to attend. The Forge is a 2,000-square...
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Unmanned Aerial Systems Leaders Meeting at UI Monday and Tuesday
Posted: Monday, September 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 – Statewide leaders in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle programs in Idaho will meet at the University of Idaho Sept. 8-9. The morning sessions of the meeting, held in the Aurora Room of the UI Commons, are open to the public.  Jack McIver, UI vice president for research and economic development, will open the meeting of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial...
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UI Geology Professor Part of Team That Has Found Evidence of Plate Tectonics on Europa
Posted: Monday, September 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 7, 2014 – A University of Idaho geological sciences professor and his research partner have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa – the first sign of this geologic activity on a solar system world other than Earth. The discovery appears to solve a puzzle that has perplexed planetary scientists for years. Researchers have clear vis...
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UI Women’s Center Screens The Empowerment Project
Posted: Friday, September 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 2, 2014 – The University of Idaho Women’s Center and UI Student Involvement will host a screening of “The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things” produced by Indieflix. The Empowerment Project follows five female filmmakers as they journey across America and interview 17 inspirational women in a variety of industries. ...
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Former U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty to Speak at Martin Forum
Posted: Tuesday, September 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 2, 2014 – Former U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty will focus on the balance of power in East Asia and the Obama Administration during the first Martin Forum of the academic year on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Moriarty, a former ambassador to Nepal and Bangladesh, will present the talk “Asia’s Nation States and Other Actors: Opportunities and Challenges for ...
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Sept. 5 Fruit Field Day at Parma R&E Center Offers Research Updates and Taste Testing
Posted: Friday, August 29
PARMA, Idaho – Aug. 29, 2014 – The Sept. 5 annual fruit field day at the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center pomology orchard and vineyard site will offer the latest information on fruit and grape topics tailored to Idaho. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a program at 9 sharp that will feature reports on tests of new cultivars of table grapes, pe...
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UI Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Takes a Closer Look at Miniatures
Posted: Wednesday, August 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 26, 2014 – Focusing on small-scale creations, the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery features the exhibit “Miniatures; It’s Not All Small After All.”  The exhibit opened Aug. 22 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 28. A reception will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug.29, at the Prichard Art Gallery.  New York exhibiting artist Thom...
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UI Women’s Center Celebrates Women’s Equality Day with FEMFest
Posted: Monday, August 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 25, 2014 – The University of Idaho Women’s Center and affiliated campus and community women’s rights and advocacy groups will host a dynamic celebration of Women’s Equality Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 on the Idaho Commons Plaza.  The celebration includes an outdoor Feminist Fair featuring free popcorn and sno-cones, music, lots of femi...
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UI Army ROTC Invites Public to Recognize Cadet Achievements, Welcome New Cadets
Posted: Monday, August 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 25, 2014 – The University of Idaho Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, will recognize cadets who received special summer training and welcome new cadets at a ceremony from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Shattuck Amphitheater. Members of the campus and local community, and especially veterans, are invited to attend. “At a very yo...
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Marketing Partner Chosen for Branding Our Community Project
Posted: Thursday, August 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – August 20, 2014 – Concluding a comprehensive selection process, a committee comprised of representatives from the City of Moscow, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, the University of Idaho and the broader community have selected BHW1, a Spokane-based marketing firm, to facilitate a branding project that encourages people to visit, establish businesses, live, work and pursu...
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College of Law Establishes Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program with American Legacy Foundation Gift
Posted: Thursday, August 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 13, 2014—The University of Idaho College of Law received a one-time gift of $350,000 from the American Legacy Foundation to create the Lawrence G. Wasden Scholars Program. Through this endowment, the American Legacy Foundation recognizes the Honorable Lawrence G. Wasden, Idaho’s attorney general, for his national leadership on public health issues and for his...
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UI Physics Professor Named Chair of National Planetary Sciences Organization
Posted: Thursday, August 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 14, 2014 – The American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) has elected University of Idaho associate professor of physics Jason Barnes its future chair. Barnes will begin his role as vice-chair in November 2014 and take the helm as chair in November 2015. The DPS counts nearly 1,200 planetary scientists and astronomers among its mem...
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UI Theatre Fall Auditions Open To All
Posted: Wednesday, August 13
MOSCOW, Idaho — Open auditions for the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ fall productions will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the UI Hartung Theater on the corner of Sixth Street and Stadium Drive. Time slots are available for casting in “Love Improvisation” by Steven King, “Come on Over” by Conor McPherson,  “A Bright New Boise&rdqu...
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UI Names Satz Executive Officer for Southwestern Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, August 12
BOISE, Idaho – Aug. 11, 2014 – The University of Idaho has appointed Michael Satz to serve as its executive officer for southwestern Idaho. He will be based at UI Boise and begins today. Satz was most recently a professor in the UI College of Law, where he served as interim dean from May 2013 until June 2014. He has been with the university since 2006. As executive officer,  Sat...
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College of Law Launches New Summer Public Interest Grant Program
Posted: Tuesday, August 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 12, 2014— The University of Idaho College of Law awarded approximately $20,000 this summer to students who completed public interest work in Idaho and beyond. The new program started with seed money from the Idaho State Bar IOLTA Foundation, alumni and external donations, and fundraising efforts of the College of Law’s student organizations.   Inaugural...
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Prichard Art Gallery to Participate in Moscow First Thursday Events
Posted: Wednesday, August 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery will be open special extended hours this week as part of Moscow’s First Thursday event on Aug. 7.  The gallery will present “The Fruit Plate Project” by Roger Rowley and “Bystander” by Marc La Pointe.  For three years, Prichard director Roger Rowley cut up fruit for breakfast and photographe...
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University of Idaho Hosts Fulbright Gateway Orientation
Posted: Wednesday, August 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 6, 2014 – The International Programs Office at the University of Idaho has been awarded a grant to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation for 70 Fulbright graduate students from 40 countries Aug. 10-15, 2014. UI is one of only nine universities nationwide selected to deliver an orientation for the prestigious program.  The orientation is sponsored by the U.S....
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Professor Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Posted: Wednesday, July 30
The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new fellows of the society for 2014, including Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, a professor with the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. The election as a fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extensi...
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Campus Archaeology Project Invites Students, Community to Learn About UI History
Posted: Thursday, July 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 23, 2014 – A group of University of Idaho students and community volunteers will discover some of campus’ hidden history over the next three weeks during the UI Campus Archaeology Project. The students – primarily from UI’s sociology/anthropology and history departments – are conducting an archaeological excavation at the site of the future...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Sociology & Anthropology | History | News Release
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University of Idaho Foundation Names New Executive Director
Posted: Tuesday, July 15
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 14, 2014 - The University of Idaho today announced the appointment of Bob Weis as the executive director of the University of Idaho Foundation in Moscow. Weis will begin serving in this role on August 1, 2014.  “It’s a great honor to be part of the Vandal family and to have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership and management for the Universit...
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UI McClure Center Releases Highway Survey Results
Posted: Tuesday, July 8
BOISE, Idaho – July 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research today released the results of a statewide public opinion survey designed to measure public attitudes about the condition of Idaho’s roads and bridges and how to fund maintaining this critical infrastructure. The telephone survey of Idaho likely voters was conducted from Februar...
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IRT Presents “The Lion in Winter” on July 12, Meadowinds Castle
Posted: Monday, July 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 9, 2014 – A compelling script and talented actors deserve a fabulous venue – and that is exactly what Idaho Repertory Theatre delivers with its next special event, a staged reading of “The Lion in Winter” on July 12 at Meadowinds Castle. This one-night-only fundraiser includes complimentary hearty appetizers and dessert, and a no-host wine bar, sp...
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IRT Presents “Tomato Plant Girl” for Young Audiences
Posted: Monday, July 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 30, 2014 – Being a kid isn’t always easy. Making friends, dealing with bullies, peer pressure — it’s not fun and games all of the time. With “Tomato Plant Girl,” opening July 10 at the University of Idaho Hartung Outdoor Theater, young audiences are taken on an empowering journey with funny and quirky characters they’ll find reco...
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Sweet Sounds at Annual Arboretum Concert
Posted: Monday, June 30
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 30, 2014 – “Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will be July 14. It is sponsored by the University of Idaho Arboretum Associates and the Lionel Hampton School of Music.  The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, nea...
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Open Sessions Scheduled for Executive Officer for Southwest Idaho Position
Posted: Monday, June 30
The search advisory committee and Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Katherine G. Aiken are pleased to announce that three finalists for the position of Executive Office for Southwest Idaho have been selected to visit Boise and Moscow. The finalists will visit the week of July 7, 2014. The schedules have been coordinated to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and sta...
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Idaho Wheat Commission, UI Renew Research Agreement, Set New Direction for Wheat Breeding
Posted: Wednesday, June 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 25, 2014 – The Idaho Wheat Commission and University of Idaho officials announced Wednesday they have signed a three-year renewal of an agreement outlining wheat research. The commission represents wheat growers throughout the state and oversees funds generated by a self-imposed assessment on wheat sales. For the past four years, the commission has directed more ...
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Lisette Waits Named Head of UI Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Posted: Wednesday, June 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 18, 2014 –Lisette Waits, professor of wildlife sciences at the University of Idaho, is the newly named head of the Fish and Wildlife Sciences Department in the College of Natural Resources at the retirement of Kerry Reese, professor of wildlife sciences. “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as the new department head of Fish and Wildlife Sciences,&r...
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Justice Scalia to Speak at UI-Sponsored Snake River Basin Adjudication Celebration in Boise
Posted: Monday, June 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 23, 2014 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will provide the keynote address at an upcoming conference and celebration in Boise marking the conclusion of the Snake River Basin Adjudication process. The event, sponsored by the Idaho Supreme Court, the Kempthorne Institute and the University of Idaho College of Law, will be held Aug. 25-26, 2014 at the Boise...
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University of Idaho Field Day Focuses on Wheat Partnerships, Introduces New Variety
Posted: Friday, June 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 20, 2014 – An agricultural field day sponsored by the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds July 8 near Genesee will focus on highlighting collaborative UI-LCS research and breeding efforts to help wheat growers in Idaho and beyond. The field day will include leading wheat researchers and top officials from the university, its College of Agricultural and ...
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IRT Presents “The Lion in Winter” on July 12, Meadowinds Castle
Posted: Wednesday, June 18
MOSCOW, Idaho –  A compelling script and talented actors deserve a fabulous venue – and that is exactly what Idaho Repertory Theatre delivers with its next special event, a staged reading of “The Lion in Winter” on July 12 at Meadowinds Castle. This one-night-only fundraiser includes complimentary hearty appetizers and dessert, and a no-host wine bar, sponsored by the ...
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New WWAMI Director Announced
Posted: Monday, June 16
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 16, 2014 – Dr. Jeff Seegmiller is the University of Idaho’s new Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program. The WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Medical Education Program is the regional medical education program for the University of Washington School of Medicine in Idaho. Started in 1972, it is currently in its 41st year of succe...
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UI Faculty to Study Evolution in Action with New Funding from National Center
Posted: Thursday, June 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 12, 2014 – The National Science Foundation’s BEACON Center for Evolution in Action has awarded University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies, or IBEST, $570,000 in new competitive grants to support new and ongoing research projects. These funds support 10 projects comprising 12 UI faculty members, three gradu...
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UI-led Idaho Biomedical Research Network Lands $16.3 million, 5-year Renewal Grant
Posted: Thursday, June 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 11, 2014 – The University of Idaho-led statewide biomedical research network will receive a $16.3 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health. The network benefits hundreds of faculty and students from the state’s 10 higher educational institutions and the Boise VA Medical Center. UI food science professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach dir...
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UI Announces Indigenous STEM Graduate Education Program
Posted: Monday, June 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 9, 2014 – The University of Idaho is taking the lead in American Indian graduate-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by forming the Indigenous STEM Research and Graduate Education program, or ISTEM. The National Science Foundation awarded UI nearly $750,000 to create a national network of institutions collaborating to increase t...
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Technology-Driven Research Leaves Pygmy Rabbit Habitat Untouched
Posted: Monday, June 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2014 – Pygmy rabbits are benefitting from the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used to conduct research on their southern Idaho habitat. While the rabbits’ homes are left undisturbed by the research, the technology is making a huge impact on the future of UAS use in Idaho. “This is like the satellite imagery of 15 years ago,” said Janet Ra...
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UI Online Course Earns National Recognition
Posted: Friday, June 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 2, 2014 – Online learning used to be a lonely experience — one person with nothing but a computer and an Internet connection. But the experience is changing as classes become more dynamic, interactive and relevant, so much so that one course in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources received the 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Cours...
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Archaeological Excavation Set to Start at One of Boise’s Oldest Buildings
Posted: Friday, June 6
BOISE, Idaho – June 6, 2014 -- University of Idaho archaeologists will be excavating near one of the oldest buildings in Boise the week of June 9. The “surgeon’s quarters” building was one of the first buildings constructed as part of Fort Boise.  The excavation is happening because the building will be renovated and the Veteran’s Administration and Preserv...
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New Herbicide, Chickpea Weed Control, Rose Control Focus of UI Weed Science Field Day June 19
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – The annual University of Idaho Weed Science Field Day is planned June 19 near Moscow. Weed science researchers will offer farmers updates on new control strategies for Italian ryegrass and rattail fescue in winter wheat and other crops. The field day, which is free and open to the public, will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the University Inn Be...
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UI Horticultural Explorer Stephen Love’s Discoveries Featured in Field Days June 12 and 13
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
ABERDEEN, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Tucked in among research plots of grains, potatoes and other crops at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center are research plots of native wildflowers and plants to test their garden and landscape appeal. A Native Plant Field Day, the center’s sixth, is planned June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. to give native plant lovers, n...
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Prichard Art Gallery to Feature “SARA.: The Work of Sara Joyce” June 13
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 -- The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “SARA.: The Work of Sara Joyce,” the first of three exhibits exploring the depth and breadth of work by prolific Idaho artist Sara Joyce (1923 – 2011), who signed her work simply, “SARA.”  The exhibit opens Saturday, June 13, and runs through Saturday, August 2. A recepti...
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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Business Entrepreneurship Emphasis Provides Focused Training for UI Law Students
Posted: Monday, June 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 2, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Law’s Business Law and Entrepreneurship (BLE) emphasis program, started in 2012, is celebrating its first cohort of graduates this year. While relatively new, the BLE emphasis program has already made a name for itself at the university and beyond. In fact, preLaw Magazine recognized the University of Idaho College...
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New Geothermal Data System Opens Opportunities In Idaho and Nationwide
Posted: Monday, June 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 2, 2014 – The Idaho Geological Survey, based at the University of Idaho, is excited to be part of the National Geothermal Data System, which formally launched April 30 and was announced nationwide Friday. This U.S. Department of Energy-led free online resource is populated with geothermal-related data from all 50 states. The NGDS has the potential to fundamentally...
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UI Receives $1.2 Million to Bring New Life to Undergraduate Research Labs
Posted: Thursday, May 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 29, 2014 – Students in beginning chemistry, biology, environmental science and microbiology courses at the University of Idaho will soon get a revamped laboratory experience that allows them to tackle real-world problems. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant to UI’s Biosciences Retention and Academic Innovatio...
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IRT Presents Staged Reading of “Happy” by Robert Caisley June 27
Posted: Thursday, May 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 22, 2014 – Moscow playwright Robert Caisley has several good reasons to be joyful about his play “Happy” which gets a one-night-only staged reading on June 27 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 S. Main Street, in Moscow. The event, produced by Idaho Repertory Theatre, includes a wine reception and book signing at 7 p.m., followed by the reading...
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Prichard Art Gallery to Feature “Landscape, Jewelry, Sculpture: The Design of William H. Snyder” May 24
Posted: Thursday, May 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 20, 2014 – The Prichard Art Gallery will host “Landscape, Jewelry, Sculpture: The Design of William H. Snyder,” an exhibit honoring design accomplishments of the late William H. Snyder (1926-2013), professor, adviser, founder and first chair of the landscape architecture department at University of Idaho. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 24, and runs th...
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Western Forests Recover Quickly From Natural Wildfires
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – Lodgepole pine forests recover within a century following severe wildfires, according to a three-year study led by the University of Idaho in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The research gives a benchmark for better understanding the impacts of naturally occurring wildfires.  The results were published recently in “New Phytologi...
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Physics Professor Wins Idaho EPSCoR Award for Nanotechnology Research
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – David McIlroy’s dedication to nanotechnology has opened doors for research at the University of Idaho and across the state. In recognition of these efforts, McIlroy, a UI professor of physics, has won the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.  Idaho’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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UI College of Art and Architecture Invites High School Students to Summer Design Week 2014
Posted: Wednesday, May 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 14, 2014 – MOSCOW, Idaho - Summer Design Week, an art and design immersion program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, returns to the University of Idaho campus July 6-12. During the week, students will explore Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Art & Design and Virtual Technology & Design programs through studios, le...
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Regional Climate Project Sets Precision Ag Demo Day Near Moscow
Posted: Tuesday, May 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 9, 2014 – Drones, satellite mapping and other high technology will be featured during the Precision Agriculture Technology Demonstration Day at the University of Idaho’s Parker Farm a mile east of Moscow June 5. Sponsored by the USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) and partners, the workshop will offer pr...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Extension
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University of Idaho Honors Five Distinguished Citizens at 2014 Spring Commencement
Posted: Monday, May 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 12, 2014 – The University of Idaho will present four honorary degrees and a President’s Medallion at spring commencement in Moscow on May 17. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Honorary Degree  An honorary degree is awarded to a person deserving of honor by virtue of scholarly distinction, noteworthy public service or s...
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2014 CALS Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends
Posted: Thursday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during its recent spring banquet. Student award winners included: Travis Chase, an agribusiness major from New Plymouth, was named the college’s outstanding senior. Chase served as president of CALS Ambassadors and in Fe...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Acknowledgements
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U-Idaho Alumni Association Names 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Posted: Thursday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho Alumni Association today announced its 2014 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductees. The new class of honorees will be recognized during the spring commencement in Moscow at a reception on Thursday, May 15, and at an induction luncheon on Friday, May 16.
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Alumni | News Release
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1715 Students Statewide Eligible to Graduate this May
Posted: Thursday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – Approximately 1715 students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1805 degrees from the University of Idaho.
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UI School of Journalism and Mass Media earns first-time national accreditation
Posted: Wednesday, May 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 5, 2014 –The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) on Friday voted to accredit the School of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | News Release
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Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team Wins National Competition
Posted: Monday, May 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 5, 2014 – After four days of competition and several hundreds of hours of effort, the University of Idaho’s Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team returns to Moscow winners of the 2014 national Formula Hybrid Competition.  The Vandal racing team – also known as Voltz N’ Boltz – drove home with the competition’s top prizes. The team ear...
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Engineering | Research | News Release
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Spring Commencement Includes 142 Degrees from Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Monday, May 5
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – May 5, 2014 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 142 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene center.
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UI Researchers Contribute High-Mountain Climate Expertise to IPCC Report
Posted: Friday, May 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 1, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Vladimir and Elena Aizen joined researchers across the globe to write the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which was released in April.
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Geography | Elena Aizen | Vladimir Aizen | Research | News Release
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Spring Commencement Includes 84 Degrees from Idaho Falls Campus
Posted: Friday, May 2
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – May 2, 2014 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 84 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho's Idaho Falls campus.
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Spring Commencement Includes 152 Degrees from the Treasure Valley and Twin Falls
Posted: Thursday, May 1
BOISE, Idaho – May 1, 2014 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 130 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho Boise campus.
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UI Statement Regarding Title IX Review
Posted: Thursday, May 1
MOSCOW, IDAHO - May 1, 2014 - The University of Idaho responded today to being included on a list of higher education institutions that are under review by the U.S. Department of Education for potential Title IX violations over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
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CoBank Gives $150,000 to Expand UI Extension 4-H Youth Financial Literacy Project
Posted: Wednesday, April 30
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 30, 2014 – A $150,000 gift from CoBank, a national cooperative bank, will help the University of Idaho Extension 4-H program to expand efforts to teach young people about credit and financial literacy. The Northwest Farm Credit Services Youth Financial Literacy Program was established last year with $280,000 from the ag lender for a four-year pilot project. It ex...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Ag Education & 4-H Youth Development | News Release | Extension | 4-H
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500 Regional Students to Explore Engineering Design EXPO Thanks to Sponsors
Posted: Tuesday, April 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 29, 2014 – On May 2, the 21st Annual Engineering Design EXPO presented by the Micron Foundation at the University of Idaho will showcase senior engineering capstone projects which help launch engineering graduates into successful careers. Each year industry has partnered with EXPO to sponsor projects that address real-world problems as well as sponsoring the event as a whole....
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VIEW Business Plan/Elevator Pitch Competition Attracts Record Numbers
Posted: Monday, April 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 28, 2014 – A record 31 teams participated in the University of Idaho’s ninth Vandal Innovation & Enterprise Works, or VIEW, Business Plan Competition on April 25-26.
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Business & Economics | Business | News Release
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UI Student Headed to Prestigious Summer Fulbright Institute
Posted: Monday, April 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 28, 2014 – Autumn Pratt, a University of Idaho mechanical engineering student, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Durham University in Durham, North East England, on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | News Release | Honors Program
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University of Idaho Confucius Institute Extends Chinese Movie Night Beyond Film Festival
Posted: Friday, April 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 25, 2014 – The University of Idaho Confucius Institute (UICI) will continue hosting Chinese Movie Night at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, turning the initial 2014 film festival which coincided with the Chinese New Year into a regular event.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Modern Languages & Cultures | News Release
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Virginia B. Valentine Named Honorary Chair, Keynote Speaker for UI Engineering Design EXPO
Posted: Wednesday, April 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 23, 2014 – On May 2, the University of Idaho 21st Annual Engineering Design EXPO presented by the Micron Foundation welcomes honorary chair and keynote speaker Virginia Bax Valentine, who will speak on, “embracing failure as the path to succeeding in engineering and life.”
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Engineering | Larry Stauffer | News Release
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Idaho Law Head of the Class
Posted: Wednesday, April 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 23, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Law is showing a higher than national average of placement for jobs requiring a Juris Doctor or equivalent.
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Festival of One Act Plays Features Original Work by UI Theatre Arts Students
Posted: Wednesday, April 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 16, 2014 – The traditional Festival of One Act Plays at the University of Idaho provides a way to highlight and give experience to budding theatre directors and playwrights in a public setting.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Theatre Arts | News Release
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University of Idaho Events for April 28 - May 4
Posted: Monday, April 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 21, 2014 – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of April 28-May 4. Events will take place in Moscow and Clarkston, and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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Student Health Services Offices to Relocate During Re-Piping Project
Posted: Monday, April 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 21, 2014 – Student Health Services offices on the University of Idaho Moscow campus will temporarily relocate during a pre-piping project during the summer and fall semester. The State of Idaho Department of Public Works will begin construction on May 19, 2014, after the spring semester ends.
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Board of Regents Approve UI Student Fee Increase
Posted: Wednesday, April 16
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 16, 2014 – At the State Board of Education Meeting today in Moscow, the Board of Regents approved a 4 percent resident tuition and fee increase. Together, these basic tuition and fee increases will provide approximately $3 million in additional net revenue over FY2014 actuals which will help maintain and improve programs for UI students and preserve the UI’s ability to provi...
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Global Security Expert Fred Fleitz Speaks at UI Martin Forum
Posted: Friday, April 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 11, 2014 – Frederick Fleitz, a global security expert and senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, will present the University of Idaho's final Martin Forum of the academic year at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 16 in the Albertson building, room 102, located at 875 Campus Dr. in Moscow.
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International Studies | News Release | The Martin School
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Award-Winning Cast and Crew Bring ‘Cherry Orchard’ to Hartung Stage
Posted: Friday, April 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is bringing “The Cherry Orchard,” a classic of the stage, to campus this spring. Under the direction of professor Robert Caisley, the play receives a whimsical twist, as Caisley says was originally intended by its author, Anton Chekhov. The play runs April 24-26 and May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 and May 4 at...
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Youth Water Summit to Address Current and Future Water Resource Challenges
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and area high schools are working together to prepare the next generation to make important decisions about Idaho’s water resources. On April 14-15, over 100 students from north-central Idaho high schools will gather at UI for the First Annual Youth Water Summit. The event will provide a forum for students to share water-science research and pro...
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College of Graduate Studies | News Release | Becky Rittenburg
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Micron Technology Foundation Gift Will Help Make U-Idaho a Leader in Microelectronics Education & Research
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW and BOISE, Idaho, April 10, 2014 – The Micron Technology Foundation announced a $1 million gift today to the University of Idaho to fund an endowed professorship in microelectronics in the College of Engineering. The gift from the Foundation will support UI’s College of Engineering as it continues to enhance its position in microelectronics education and research.
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Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Fred Barlow | Larry Stauffer | News Release
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UI College of Engineering Inducts 2014 Class of Academy of Engineers
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct the latest class of Academy of Engineers, Friday April 11, 2014. The academy induction will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual faculty, staff and student awards ceremony.
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Discover the Perfect Summer at MOSS
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 – Summer is about being outside, enjoying the sun and having fun. Add a lake, outdoor adventure, some hands-on scientific discovery and a mountain setting and you’ve got summer programs at the McCall Outdoor Science School.
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Natural Resources | News Release
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Advertising Team Wins District Competition
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 9, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, a team from the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media finished first in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) district advertising competition.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | News Release
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UI’s Daley-Laursen Named to National Agricultural Research Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 8, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed University of Idaho professor and administrator Steven Daley-Laursen to the National Agricultural Research, Education, Economics and Extension Advisory Board, or NAREEE.
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Research | News Release | Steven Daley-Laursen
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UI Professor Finds Deserts as Significant Carbon Sink in Long-Term Study
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 7, 2014 – A 10-year study in the Mojave Desert shows that deserts may have a larger role in offsetting carbon dioxide than previously thought. The results were published Sunday in Nature Climate Change.
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Natural Resources | Beth Newingham | Research | News Release | Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
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Bisbee Named UI Executive Director of Tribal Relations
Posted: Monday, April 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 4, 2014 – The University of Idaho has appointed Yolanda Bisbee as the executive director of Tribal Relations. She will begin her appointment June 22, 2014.
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UI’s Boxes and Walls Brings Activism Home
Posted: Friday, April 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 4, 2014 – Students at the University of Idaho are inviting the community to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – at least for a few minutes – with the Boxes and Walls exhibit that personalizes oppression and highlights the importance of activism by bringing it home for the individual April 10-12 at the Gooding Wing, Wallace Complex(1080 W 6th St., Moscow, ID 83843).
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UI Theatre Grad Lands Leading Role in Mamma Mia!
Posted: Thursday, April 3
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 3, 2014 – The lights of New York City may be thousands of miles from the west coast, but they reflect brightly all the way to the University of Idaho thanks to Kimbre Lancaster, a 2008 theater arts alumna.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Theatre Arts | News Release
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2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Button Program Winners
Posted: Wednesday, April 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 1, 2014 – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the 2014 Button Program winners. David Hall, of Moscow, Idaho, was the grand prize winner. He received two round-trip tickets to any Alaska Airlines destination of his choice. Second prize winner Cheryl Tribble is a Troy, Idaho resident who "does a lot of walking" and is very excited to get on he...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Lionel Hampton School of Music | News Release | Jazz Festival
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University of Idaho Events for April 7-13
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of April 7-13. Events will take place in Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, and Boise and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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Ribbon Cutting for New Idaho Falls Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Lab
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – The University of Idaho, Idaho Falls and Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Laboratory (MRTL), in the Robertson Building #2 at EITC on April 1 at 3 p.m.
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Engineering | Idaho Falls | News Release
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Bringing It All Together: Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Highlights Renfrew Lecture
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho distinguished professor, will give an overview of one the university’s largest-ever interdisciplinary research projects at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Room 101 of the Albertson Building.
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