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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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Education | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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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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News Release | Housing | Sustainability
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Food Science | News Release | Food Science
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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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Natural Resources | Jay O'Laughlin | Angelique EagleWoman | News Release
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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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Art & Architecture | News Release | Provost
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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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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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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Theatre Arts | News Release
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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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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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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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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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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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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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