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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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News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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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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News Release | Office of the President
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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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Coeur d' Alene | CALS Homepage | News Release | coeur d alene
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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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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | News Release | Office of the President
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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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College of Graduate Studies | News Release | Housing
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho | Office of the President | Extension | Nez Perce County
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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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Natural Resources | College of Graduate Studies | Conservation Social Sciences | Wildlife Resources | Conservation Social Sciences | News Release | COGS homepage | Graduate
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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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Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | coeur d alene | Provost
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Global Security Expert Fred Fleitz Speaks at UI Martin Forum
Posted: Friday, April 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 11, 2014 – Frederick Fleitz, a global security expert and senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, will present the University of Idaho's final Martin Forum of the academic year at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 16 in the Albertson building, room 102, located at 875 Campus Dr. in Moscow.
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International Studies | News Release | The Martin School
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Award-Winning Cast and Crew Bring ‘Cherry Orchard’ to Hartung Stage
Posted: Friday, April 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is bringing “The Cherry Orchard,” a classic of the stage, to campus this spring. Under the direction of professor Robert Caisley, the play receives a whimsical twist, as Caisley says was originally intended by its author, Anton Chekhov. The play runs April 24-26 and May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 and May 4 at...
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Youth Water Summit to Address Current and Future Water Resource Challenges
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and area high schools are working together to prepare the next generation to make important decisions about Idaho’s water resources. On April 14-15, over 100 students from north-central Idaho high schools will gather at UI for the First Annual Youth Water Summit. The event will provide a forum for students to share water-science research and pro...
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Micron Technology Foundation Gift Will Help Make U-Idaho a Leader in Microelectronics Education & Research
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW and BOISE, Idaho, April 10, 2014 – The Micron Technology Foundation announced a $1 million gift today to the University of Idaho to fund an endowed professorship in microelectronics in the College of Engineering. The gift from the Foundation will support UI’s College of Engineering as it continues to enhance its position in microelectronics education and research.
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UI College of Engineering Inducts 2014 Class of Academy of Engineers
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct the latest class of Academy of Engineers, Friday April 11, 2014. The academy induction will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual faculty, staff and student awards ceremony.
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Discover the Perfect Summer at MOSS
Posted: Thursday, April 10
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 – Summer is about being outside, enjoying the sun and having fun. Add a lake, outdoor adventure, some hands-on scientific discovery and a mountain setting and you’ve got summer programs at the McCall Outdoor Science School.
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Advertising Team Wins District Competition
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 9, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, a team from the University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media finished first in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) district advertising competition.
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UI’s Daley-Laursen Named to National Agricultural Research Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 8, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed University of Idaho professor and administrator Steven Daley-Laursen to the National Agricultural Research, Education, Economics and Extension Advisory Board, or NAREEE.
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UI Professor Finds Deserts as Significant Carbon Sink in Long-Term Study
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 7, 2014 – A 10-year study in the Mojave Desert shows that deserts may have a larger role in offsetting carbon dioxide than previously thought. The results were published Sunday in Nature Climate Change.
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Natural Resources | Beth Newingham | Research | News Release | Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
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Bisbee Named UI Executive Director of Tribal Relations
Posted: Monday, April 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 4, 2014 – The University of Idaho has appointed Yolanda Bisbee as the executive director of Tribal Relations. She will begin her appointment June 22, 2014.
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UI’s Boxes and Walls Brings Activism Home
Posted: Friday, April 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 4, 2014 – Students at the University of Idaho are inviting the community to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – at least for a few minutes – with the Boxes and Walls exhibit that personalizes oppression and highlights the importance of activism by bringing it home for the individual April 10-12 at the Gooding Wing, Wallace Complex(1080 W 6th St., Moscow, ID 83843).
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UI Theatre Grad Lands Leading Role in Mamma Mia!
Posted: Thursday, April 3
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 3, 2014 – The lights of New York City may be thousands of miles from the west coast, but they reflect brightly all the way to the University of Idaho thanks to Kimbre Lancaster, a 2008 theater arts alumna.
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2014 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Button Program Winners
Posted: Wednesday, April 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 1, 2014 – The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the 2014 Button Program winners. David Hall, of Moscow, Idaho, was the grand prize winner. He received two round-trip tickets to any Alaska Airlines destination of his choice. Second prize winner Cheryl Tribble is a Troy, Idaho resident who "does a lot of walking" and is very excited to get on he...
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University of Idaho Events for April 7-13
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of April 7-13. Events will take place in Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, and Boise and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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Ribbon Cutting for New Idaho Falls Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Lab
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – The University of Idaho, Idaho Falls and Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Manufacturing and Robotics Teaching Laboratory (MRTL), in the Robertson Building #2 at EITC on April 1 at 3 p.m.
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Engineering | Idaho Falls | News Release
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Bringing It All Together: Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Highlights Renfrew Lecture
Posted: Friday, March 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 28, 2014 – Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho distinguished professor, will give an overview of one the university’s largest-ever interdisciplinary research projects at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Room 101 of the Albertson Building.
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UI Names Adams as New College of Law Dean
Posted: Thursday, March 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 27, 2014 – The University of Idaho has appointed Mark Adams as dean of the College of Law, following a national search. Adams will begin his role effective June 22, 2014.
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UI Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning Opens Doors to Training Idahoans
Posted: Wednesday, March 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning is celebrating its opening with a VIP ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4 and a public open house from noon for 4 p.m. The center is located in the lower level of the Student Union building at 709 Deakin Ave. “The opening of the Doceo Center Lab is an exciting step forward, allowing the university to...
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University of Idaho Moms’ Weekend April 4-6
Posted: Wednesday, March 26
MOSCOW, Idaho– The University of Idaho will celebrate 125 years of Vandal moms this year for the annual Moms’ Weekend April 4-6, featuring a variety of events hosted throughout the weekend. Moms and students will be able to engage in activities like Iron Mom, Dueling Pianos, Idaho’s Got Talent and UI Theatre and Idaho Repertory Theatre production of “Love Letters” by...
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UI Design Futures Symposium Weaves Imagination, Impact, and Possibility
Posted: Thursday, March 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – The highly anticipated, daylong symposium, Inspiring Design Futures, is set to return to the University of Idaho campus Thursday, April 3. Hosted by the College of Art and Architecture (CAA), the event is envisioned as a celebratory homecoming for alumni, providing UI and the community a forum for learning, dialogue and reflection. The symposium highlights inspiring stories o...
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Art & Architecture | Architecture | Rula Awwad-Rafferty | News Release | Architecture
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UI Hosts Expert On Media Coverage of Climate Change
Posted: Tuesday, March 18
MOSCOW, Idaho – Maxwell T. Boykoff, who researches and writes about the cultural politics of climate change, will speak Tuesday, March 25, at the University of Idaho. His free public talk, “Who speaks for the climate?” will begin at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the College of Law, 711 S. Rayburn Dr. in Moscow. Boykoff is an assistant professor in the Center for Science and Techno...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | Kenton Bird | Journalism | News Release | Journalism
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Gen. Richard Myers to Give UI’s Borah Symposium Keynote Address
Posted: Tuesday, March 18
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Borah Symposium will examine how World War I changed the face of modern warfare. The symposium entitled, “The Legacy of WWI: The Making of the Modern World” will take place April 1 and 7-9 on the Moscow campus and are free to the public. Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will give the keynote address....
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UI Sapaatk’ayn Cinema Celebrates Language and Creation
Posted: Tuesday, March 18
MOSCOW, Idaho – Delve into a new world of cinema to explore the importance of preserving endangered languages and the process of staging a creation story at the University of Idaho’s Native American Film Festival Sapaatk’ayn Cinema March 28-29 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. The festival begins Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with a showing of “Language Healers,”...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | American Studies | News Release | Amanda Cairo
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UI Librarian Devin Becker Recognized as “Mover & Shaker” in National Publication
Posted: Wednesday, March 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – For the second straight year, a University of Idaho librarian has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal. Digital Initiatives and Web Services Librarian Devin Becker is recognized in the March 15 issue of the magazine as one of 50 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to...
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UI College of Law Leaps Ahead in U.S. News & World Report Ranking
Posted: Wednesday, March 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Law jumped 16 spots in the newest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The report analyzed more than 200 law programs, and the UI climbed to 118—the seventh highest gain out of all law schools. “While these rankings should not be the only basis for choosing a law school, this leap represents our exceptional fa...
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Summer Workshop Offers Hands-on Journalism Experience
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – High school students and teachers will be able to explore multi-media journalism during a workshop June 25-28 at the University of Idaho. Fifteen high school students and up to five teachers from around the Northwest will learn about the rapidly changing media environment from professional journalists and UI faculty. The workshops include tracks in news, broadcasting and ye...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | Rebecca Tallent | Kenton Bird | Journalism | News Release | University of Idaho | Journalism
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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A new University of Idaho computer nicknamed “Big-STEM” isn’t much larger on the outside than your average computer tower. But what’s inside puts everyday PCs — and most other computers — to shame. When Big-STEM goes fully online this summer, it will be one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the United States.
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Science | Engineering | Physics | Jim Alves-Foss | Marty Ytreberg | Research | News Release
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Apply Now for a Semester in America’s Wildest Classroom
Posted: Friday, March 7
MOSCOW, Idaho – Enroll now to spend a semester living and learning in Idaho’s beautiful and rugged mountains through the University of Idaho College of Natural Resource’s Semester in the Wild. Semester in the Wild combines upper-division science learning, leadership, environmental literature and writing while living in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Students lea...
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UI Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium: Government’s Secret or Public’s Right to Know?
Posted: Thursday, March 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – Exploring the grey area between government secrets and the public’s right to know those secrets, the University of Idaho’s Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium will focus on the role of ethics and American press coverage on March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The symposium, supported by the School of Journalism...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | Kenton Bird | Journalism | News Release | University of Idaho | Journalism
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UI Women’s Center Celebrates Women with Award-Winning Films at LUNAFEST
Posted: Tuesday, March 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Women’s Center will celebrate its ninth anniversary of hosting the only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place in Moscow at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre “LunaFest has become a long-standing tradition in Moscow...
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UI Women’s Center Celebrates International Women’s Day
Posted: Tuesday, March 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Women’s Center is joining with the International Programs Office and UI Oxfam for a student-led celebration for International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UI Commons food court and Whitewater Room. The event is free and open to the public. “We are looking forward to celebrating women with the entire ...
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Seattle Sports Editor to Speak at UI About Super Bowl coverage
Posted: Monday, March 3
MOSCOW, Idaho – Don Shelton, sports editor of The Seattle Times and 1976 UI journalism graduate, will speak at the University of Idaho Friday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the J.A. Albertson Building, about the Times’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Shelton’s free, public talk will address the challenges of covering a major news and sports story via multiple platforms. &ld...
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UI Theatre Students Win at Regionals, Advance to National Competition
Posted: Friday, February 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – Three students from The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department have been selected to participate in prestigious national theatre events following their performances at last week’s Region 7 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Boise. Master of Fine Arts candidate Emily Nash, of La Grande, Ore., was named the Irene Ryan regional winner with t...
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Veteran Actors Travolta and Bannon in “Love Letters” for IRT Benefit Performance
Posted: Friday, February 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – Veteran actors Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, both with illustrious careers in stage, film and TV, will perform “Love Letters” on April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartung Theater on the University of Idaho campus. The event benefits Idaho Repertory Theatre. “Love Letters” is a romantic comedy drama by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Pr...
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UI CAA Announces Winners of 23rd Annual High School Art Competition
Posted: Wednesday, February 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is pleased to announce winners of the 23rd Annual High School Art Competition sponsored by the College of Art and Architecture’s Art and Design program. The theme for this year’s artwork is "STEM to STEAM” Adding the Arts to STEM. “Learning in the arts leads to more flexible approaches in problem solving, a greater willingness ...
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Art & Architecture | Sally Machlis | News Release | Art & Design
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UI Engineers Without Borders Hosts Third Annual Gala
Posted: Wednesday, February 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – Engineers Without Borders, University of Idaho Chapter (EWB-UI) will host an evening of fine food and live music to support EWB-UI’s sustainable water supply project in the village of Chiwirapi, Bolivia on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Moscow’s historic 1912 Center. The gala is open to the public, and tickets are $20, available at the door or at BookPeople of Moscow. &...
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University Housing Supports New Fine Arts Community in Wallace Residence Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – University Housing will be opening a fine arts themed community in Wallace Residence Center-Stevenson Wing for fall 2014. The fine arts themed community has previously been located in the Targhee building, which will be going offline as a student living option for fall 2014. Targhee has been identified by the University of Idaho as one of the building options that will hous...
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UI College of Education Offices to Relocate During Renovation Building Project
Posted: Monday, February 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will begin construction on the College of Education Building renovation project this summer, relocating offices of faculty and staff through summer 2016. “The renovation project will ensure that the building does not only meet safety requirements but also an investment in a space for educating teachers for future generations of children,”...
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UI Library Releases ‘Blindfold Test’ Collection as part of Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Posted: Wednesday, February 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – As part of this year’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the University of Idaho has released the Leonard Feather Blindfold Tests Collection, a new collection of recorded interviews with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie conducted by the British born jazz journalist and Bebop enthusiast Leonard Feather. They form a small, but important, part of the libr...
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UI’s Showing of “Linsanity” Spotlights Issues of Sports, Ethnic Identity, Religion and Media
Posted: Tuesday, February 18
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s School of Journalism and Mass Media, with support from the UI Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Palouse Asian-American Association will present “Linsanity,” a 2013 documentary about Jeremy Lin, one of the first Asian-Americans to play in the National Basketball Association, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Per...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Journalism and Mass Media | Kenton Bird | Journalism | News Release | University of Idaho | Journalism
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UI Prichard Art Gallery Fish Exhibit Mixes Art with Science
Posted: Thursday, February 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – Bring the wild to life indoors, the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery will feature the exhibit “38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project.” The exhibit will run Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, April 6, with a reception held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Prichard Art Gallery. The reception is co-hosted by the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and th...
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Natural Resources | Art & Architecture | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Roger Rowley | News Release | Jazz Festival | University of Idaho | Michael Quist | Advancement
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UI College of Law to Host ABA Regional Competition in Boise
Posted: Tuesday, February 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Law will host the regional competition of the American Bar Association (ABA) Representation in Mediation Competition in Boise Saturday, Feb. 22- 23. “This event is a great chance for law students to improve their mediation skills,” said UI College of Law third-year student Dan Jenkins. “They learn from students from other...
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UI Students and Faculty Awarded Sustainability and Community Outreach Grants
Posted: Wednesday, February 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Office of Community Partnerships have awarded grants totaling more than $13,900 to five students and three faculty for the 2013-2014 academic year. The UI Sustainability Center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability by awarding up to $9,000 each year to student...
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News Release | Sustainability | Grants | University of Idaho | environment | Office of Community Partnerships | Debbie Gray
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University of Idaho International Studies Program Director Breaks Down Politics of Non-Political Olympics
Posted: Tuesday, February 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – While the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are focused on international sporting competition, the underlying political tensions between countries are playing themselves out. Anti-gay legislation and resulting protests and terrorism threats are already grabbing headlines. University of Idaho director of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, Bill Smith, i...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | International Studies | Bill Smith | International Studies | News Release | University of Idaho | International
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UI Team Researches Price of Drug Trafficking on Forests in Central America
Posted: Tuesday, February 4
MOSCOW, Idaho — A group of researchers found something unexpected during their work in Central America: the deep scars drug trafficking is leaving on sensitive landscape. The research team, including Erik Nielsen, a University of Idaho alum, and Spencer Plumb, a UI doctoral student, was focused on sustainable practices, geography and earth sciences when they noticed signs of “narco-d...
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Street and Parking Restrictions for Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Posted: Friday, January 31
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 19-22, and many will be transported via bus or van. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots will have restrictions during the festival. Traffic and parking restrictions during the festival include: Deakin Avenue and S...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Lionel Hampton School of Music | News Release | Jazz Festival | University of Idaho | Parking and Transportation | Parking
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National Society of Black Engineers 7th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture
Posted: Friday, January 31
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-UI) will host the Seventh Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture and dinner, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Vandal Ballroom. This year’s featured speaker is Walter Davis, president and CEO of Morris Allen & Associates, Inc. Morris Allen & Associates Inc....
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Engineering | Civil Engineering | News Release | Diversity and Human Rights | University of Idaho | engineering
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Avista and Water Resources Program Announce Annual Scholarship Winners
Posted: Thursday, January 30
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Environmental Science & Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Knut Marius Myrvold, a doctoral student, and Abigail Lute, a master’s degree student, will each be awarded $2,500 from Avista in support of their research. Avista contributes $5,000 each academic year to fund...
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Environmental Science | Environmental Science | Water Resources | News Release | Environmental Science & Water Resources | environment | Water Resources
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Putting the Pieces Together at UI Mosaic Concert
Posted: Wednesday, January 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – Piecing together 75 unique and outstanding student musicians from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music, the Mosaic Concert will fill Haddock Hall Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. The concert will illustrate the big picture of music in a seamlessly choreographed, fast-paced performance that highlights talented indiv...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Lionel Hampton School of Music | Torrey Lawrence | Music | News Release | University of Idaho | Amanda Cairo | Music
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University of Idaho to Throw Birthday Bash for 125th Anniversary
Posted: Tuesday, January 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a birthday bash on Thursday, Jan. 30, the official founding date of UI, at noon in the Idaho Commons Food Court, 875 S. Line St. in Moscow. The University of Idaho was founded in 1889 to fulfill the land-grant university mission: opening the doors of higher education to the citizens of Idaho. Since then, the...
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News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow
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UI Presents Three Benefit Performances of “The Vagina Monologues”
Posted: Tuesday, January 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Women’s Center is highlighting V-Day with several events, including three benefit productions of Eve Ensler’s celebrated play, “The Vagina Monologues,” Feb. 6-8 at 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow. “The University of Idaho is proud to be a part of this worldwide movement,” said Lysa...
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News Release | Diversity | University of Idaho | Moscow
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