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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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Science | Engineering | Education | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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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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College of Graduate Studies | Environmental Science | Water Resources | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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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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Natural Resources | Steve Hollenhorst - MOSS | University of Idaho Boise | News Release | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | McCall Outdoor Science School
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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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U-Idaho Women in Engineering Day Will Challenge Future Vandal Engineers
Posted: Thursday, October 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – October 23, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Engineering will hold its annual Women in Engineering Day on Friday, Oct. 24. Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for female high school students, grades 11-12, designed to introduce students to career options in engineering and computer science. This year the college will host approximately 80 students f...
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UI Increases New Graduate Students, International Students and Grows Law School Enrollment; Maintains Record Number of National Merit Scholars
Posted: Thursday, October 23
MOSCOW, Idaho – October 23, 2014 - The University of Idaho today reported increases in both new graduate student and new international student enrollment for the fall semester 2014 and a significant increase in new law school student enrollment over fall semester 2013. The UI also enrolled 23 National Merit Scholars in the fall 2014 semester, maintaining last year’s record overall N...
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University of Idaho Army ROTC to Conduct Leadership Training Exercise
Posted: Tuesday, October 21
MOSCOW, Idaho –October 21, 2014 – The University of Idaho Army Reserve Officers Training Corps, or ROTC, will conduct a leadership training exercise on Friday, Oct. 24, behind the amphitheater in the Shattuck Arboretum. Cadet training will begin at 3 p.m. with the exercise to immediately follow around 6 p.m. Members of the public and media are invited to attend and view the exercise...
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Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Rahim Chosen to Lead UI’s National Institute For Advanced Transportation Technology
Posted: Tuesday, October 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – October 21, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Engineering announced today the selection of civil engineering professor Ahmed Abdel-Rahim as the permanent director of the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT). Abdel-Rahim has been serving as interim director since the spring and has been an active NIATT researcher since 2000. &ldqu...
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UI Celebrates Military Appreciation Day Nov. 1
Posted: Monday, October 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 20, 2014 – The University of Idaho will salute and thank former and current military personnel during the Vandal home football game on Saturday, Nov. 1, for Military Appreciation Day. Military Appreciation Day activities begin at 11 a.m. on the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center’s north field. A wide range of military equipment will be on display, as well as a clim...
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U-Idaho Professor Available to Discuss the Ebola Crisis’ International Impact
Posted: Monday, October 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 20, 2014 – As the Ebola outbreak spreads, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could see up to 10,000 new cases per week. There have been approximately 9,000 Ebola cases and 4,447 deaths reported to the World Health Organization, with a mortality rate of approximately 70 percent. There is little doubt that Ebola is having a major impact on the international level.&...
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Award-Winning UI Tree Nursery Featured for Forest Products Week
Posted: Monday, October 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 16, 2014 – Idaho Forest Products Week is Oct. 19-25, and what better place to celebrate than at an award-winning tree nursery center constructed of beautiful, renewable, sustainable Idaho wood? The new Tom and Teita Reveley Nursery Facility at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery will be offering tours, educational activities for school children and information a...
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UI Student Union Building Renamed Bruce M. Pitman Center
Posted: Friday, October 17
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 17, 2014 – The University of Idaho announced today that it will rename the Student Union Building on the Moscow campus the Bruce M. Pitman Center in honor of the retiring dean of students and vice provost for academic affairs, who has served the campus community for more than 41 years.  The name change takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015. University officials will m...
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Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West Focuses on Energy Transmission and Transport
Posted: Thursday, October 16
BOISE, Idaho – Oct. 15, 2014 – The inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, a new collaborative event series presented by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Idaho National Laboratories and the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University, will be held Nov. 13-14, 2014, at the Sun Valley Inn and Conference Center in Sun Valley,...
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Open Auditions for ‘Any One of Us: Words from Prison’
Posted: Tuesday, October 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 13, 2014 –The University of Idaho Women’s Center is holding open auditions for “Any One of Us: Words from Prison” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and 12-2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Arena Theater in Shoup Hall. Performances of the play will be February 12-14, 2015. No theater or acting experience is required. Students and non-students are encouraged to audition...
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UI Library Research Colloquium to highlight the historic Moscow campus
Posted: Monday, October 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 13, 2014 – The University of Idaho Library Research Colloquium series will present “U-Idahome: the Moscow Campus as Place” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the library’s main floor. The presentation coincides with 2014 Homecoming Week activities on the Moscow campus. The colloquium will feature D. Nels Reese, University of Idaho associate professo...
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Former SeaWorld Whale Trainers on Hand for Film and Seminar
Posted: Monday, October 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 13, 2014 — A series of events featuring three former SeaWorld trainers appearing in the film “Blackfish” will be Oct. 16 and 17 in Moscow.  The events will include discussion of animals in captivity, endangered animals, orca and salmon conservation, and the role of science in activism. The events begin with the viewing of “Blackfish,&rdquo...
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U-Idaho Professor Available to Discuss Marriage Equality, Family Law
Posted: Friday, October 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – October 10, 2014 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to same-sex marriage in Idaho as of this afternoon. Elizabeth Brandt, professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law, is available to discuss equal protection and marriage equality with members of the media. Brant is located in Moscow. Brandt has a rich, decades-long history of experience in ...
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IGS Selects Map of Idaho Wilderness Area for National Geologic Map Day
Posted: Thursday, October 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 8, 2014 – The Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho has selected a map of one of Idaho’s most wild areas as its map of the year in honor of Geologic Map Day, celebrated nationwide Oct. 17. The map shows the geology of the Big Creek drainage in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, which includes UI’s remote T...
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U-Idaho Law Professor Available to Discuss Equal Protection, Marriage Equality
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 8, 2014 –Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho today. Kennedy’s order came about an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request for an immediate stay and about 10 minutes before the state and county officials would have been required to issue licenses to same-sex couples...
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UI Prichard Art Gallery to Feature “Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson” Oct. 10-Dec. 6
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 6, 2014 –The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery will soon feature the exhibit “Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy—Photographs by Gordon Watkinson,” a multidisciplinary project encompassing architecture, design and photography. The exhibition opens Friday, Oct. 10, and will run through Sunday, Dec. 6. A reception will be 5-8 p.m. F...
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UI Prichard Art Gallery To Host Bauhaus Photo Workshop with artist Gordon Watkinson
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 7, 2014 –In conjunction with the exhibit “Bauhaus Twenty-21, An Ongoing Legacy,” the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture and the Prichard Art Gallery will host a two-day workshop, “Telling a story: Photography & Architecture,” led by exhibit artist Gordon Watkinson, Oct. 11 - 12.  In this workshop, students ...
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University of Idaho Hosts High School Design Day in Boise
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
BOISE, Idaho – Oct. 6, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s annual High School Design Day event will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the UI Boise campus.  This free hands-on workshop series is for high school students interested in the visual arts, offering the opportunity to explore architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, studio art and design, and virt...
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U-Idaho Coeur d’Alene Offers Pitch Technique Workshops
Posted: Tuesday, October 7
Local Tech Entrepreneurs Will Compete for Free Ticket to Spokane Startup Weekend   COEUR D’ALENE Idaho – Oct. 7, 2014 – Local tech entrepreneurs will compete for a free ticket to Spokane Startup Weekend, a $100 value, while learning to pitch like the pros at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center’s five pitching clinics the week of Oct. 13-17. Participants...
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Mediation and Domestic Violence Law Education Program Slated for October
Posted: Tuesday, October 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 6, 2014 – The Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution through the University of Idaho College of Law, the First District Bar Association and the Conflict Resolution Center of the Inland Northwest will present the 2014 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on Mediation and Domestic Violence Oct. 16–17, 2014. The program will be held at the Spokesman-Review Buil...
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UI sponsors screening, discussion of PBS documentary about Idaho
Posted: Thursday, October 2
A documentary by Maria Hinojosa, award-winning reporter for public radio and television, will be shown Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the University of Idaho’s Menard Law Building courtroom, 711 S. Rayburn in Moscow. The film, “Our Private Idaho,” is the third of an eight-part series, “America by the Numbers,” which will address demographic changes in the United St...
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University of Idaho Test Center Earns National Recognition
Posted: Thursday, October 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 1, 2014 – The Counseling & Testing Center at the University of Idaho was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The Counseling & Testing Center is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.  Certification criteria are rigorous ...
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Spoken Word and Visual Artists Needed for F-Word Live
Posted: Thursday, October 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 2, 2014 –The University of Idaho Women’s Center is currently seeking submissions for the “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam, which will be Nov. 6, 2014.  This event is meant to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces. The slam and exhibit are open to poets and artists of all skill levels, abilities and genders.  To submit visual pieces, emai...
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Clearwater Corn Maze Operates October Weekends in Lewiston
Posted: Wednesday, October 1
LEWISTON, Idaho – Sept. 30, 2014 – The Clearwater Corn Maze will open Friday Oct. 3 in a new location, Lewiston Community Park in the Lewiston Orchards, with parking at the Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union at 1015 Warner Ave. The maze is a collaborative exercise in agricultural tourism and education by Kaufman Farms of Lewiston and the University of Idaho College of Agricultural an...
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Egyptian Playwright, Journalist & Activist Explores Political Identity with “Solitaire”
Posted: Wednesday, October 1
One-Night-Only Show will be Oct. 9  MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 1, 2014 — The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is honored to welcome Egyptian journalist, playwright, director, actor and activist Dalia Basiouny to the university, where she will perform her solo piece, “Solitaire”, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Hartung Theater. Tickets are $15 general admis...
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Journalist and Author William J. Dobson Speaking at Martin Forum
Posted: Tuesday, September 30
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 30, 2014 – Journalist and author Will Dobson will speak at the University of Idaho’s second Martin Forum of the year on Oct. 14. He will discuss “The Dictator’s Learning Curve,” building on the arguments of his book of the same title. Dobson will discuss his work starting at 7 p.m. in the University of Idaho Law School Courtroom, 711 S. R...
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Artist Lineup
Posted: Monday, September 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 29, 2014 – The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 48th year with a dynamic lineup of nationally acclaimed artists and jazz professionals in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 25-8, 2015. “This year’s festival lineup is showing off the myriad styles of jazz music,” said Steve Remington, festival executive director. “We&rsq...
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Wappett Named Co-Director of UI Confucius Institute
Posted: Wednesday, September 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 24, 2014 – University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean Andrew Kersten is pleased to appoint associate professor Matthew Wappett as the co-director of the University of Idaho Confucius Institute.  “I look forward to working with both Dr. Wappett and Dr. Hexian Xue from the South China University of Technology as they provide l...
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“A Bright New Boise” Examines Faith, Loss and Connection in Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, September 24
MOSCOW, Idaho –  Sept. 24, 2014 – With a Boise setting, references to north Idaho and a storyline winding around twisted relationships – father and son, church and faith, loss and connection –  “A Bright New Boise” examines intriguing themes. The play was written by former Moscow resident Samuel D. Hunter, who was recently named a MacArthur Fellowship ...
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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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