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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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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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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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UI Hires New Vice President for Advancement
Posted: Wednesday, May 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 27, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce alumna Mary Kay McFadden has been named the vice president for Advancement, effective Aug. 30, 2015. McFadden, a 1980 graduate of UI, began her career in academia at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate d...
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UI Soccer, International Affairs Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of FIFA Arrests
Posted: Wednesday, May 27
Early this morning, Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials on U.S. federal corruption charges. The charges stem from an FBI investigation, which alleges widespread corruption in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, over the past 20 years. Bill Smith, the director of the University of Idaho’s Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, is available to speak...
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UI Library Announces Online Access to Latah County Oral History Collection
Posted: Tuesday, May 26
A collection of more than 300 oral histories from people who grew up in North Idaho during the early 20th century is now online through the University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives at http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/lcoh/. This collection is a digital representation of the Latah County Oral History Collection, which is held by the UI Library's Special Collections and Archives. T...
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UI Boise Business Breakfast Speaker to Look at Biotechnology’s Role in Idaho’s Future
Posted: Thursday, May 21
Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its Role in Idaho’s Future.” The talk will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. “Ed Penhoet brings Idaho his v...
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UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ...
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Prichard Exhibit Examines Conversations Around Endangerment
Posted: Tuesday, May 19
ENDANGERED at the Prichard Art Gallery will feature work by regional artists and poets Friday, May 22, through Saturday, June 6. There will be an opening reception and reading of poems in the ENDANGERED exhibit at the Prichard on Thursday, May 21. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with readings at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by John Paul Shields. The poets and artists have created work inspired a...
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Moscow Theater Students, Professor Travel to Moscow, Russia, in June
Posted: Tuesday, May 19
Four students and a professor from the University of Idaho Theatre Arts program will immerse themselves in Russian culture as part of an intensive four-week program with the Moscow (Russia) Art Theatre School in June. Mason Clark of Yakima, Washington; Lo Miles of Spokane, Washington; Dan Poppen of Sioux City, Iowa; and Alex Wendel from Charles City, Iowa; along with UI assistant professor Matt F...
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CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals
Posted: Friday, May 15
With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo...
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Mechanical Engineering Professor John Crepeau Receives Fulbright Scholar Award
Posted: Thursday, May 14
John C. Crepeau, professor and out-going chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Crepeau will spend six months — September 2015 through March 2016 — in Ecuador teaching a course in fluid mecha...
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UI English Lecturer Receives Fulbright Grant to Teach in Nepal
Posted: Thursday, May 14
University of Idaho English lecturer Kelly Roberts has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to travel to Nepal for an English teaching assistantship. Roberts is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement,...
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College of Law Awards $28,000 in Second Year of Summer Grant Program
Posted: Thursday, May 14
The University of Idaho College of Law will award approximately $28,000 this summer to students who will complete public interest work in Idaho and beyond. The Summer Public Interest Grant program started in 2014 with seed money from the Idaho State Bar Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Foundation, alumni and external donations, federal work study funds, and fundraising efforts from the C...
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Engineering Alumnus Brent Keeth to Receive Honorary Doctorate
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
The University of Idaho is pleased to honor Brent Keeth, senior fellow at Micron Technology, with an honorary doctorate in engineering science during the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 16 in Moscow. Keeth, who works in the Advanced DRAM Architecture Group at Micron, was the co-principle developer on Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube, a 4GByte stack of DRAM die on a 160GByte/second interface di...
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UI MFA Student Zana Previti Wins Outstanding Student Teaching Assistant Award
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
 The University of Idaho has selected Zana Previti as the 2014-15 Outstanding Student Teaching Assistant. This award is part of the university’s Excellence Awards program, which emphasize and rewards excellence in all academic areas. The teaching award specifically recognizes outstanding teaching by a graduate student and is open to various teaching positions, including those facilitat...
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Whimsical Adaptations Take Stage for Idaho Repertory Theatre’s Summer Season
Posted: Tuesday, May 12
Idaho Repertory Theatre (IRT) will bring live theater to the Palouse this summer with “The Little Prince,” a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic, and “Swan Boy,” an Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth (IRTY) production. IRTY will also host a three-week drama camp. “Swan Boy,” based on a tale by Hans Christian Anderson, is the stor...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | News Release | Idaho Repertory Theatre | IRT | Theatre
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UI Theater Professor Named Featured Playwright for Prestigious National Conference
Posted: Monday, May 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 11, 2015 — University of Idaho professor Rob Caisley, head of dramatic writing in the Department of Theatre Arts, has been named the Featured Playwright for the 2015 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. Caisley will also join four other playwrights, selected from 450 submissions from across the nation, in developing and presenting new work.  In its 15th year,...
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UI Researcher’s Work Reveals Pattern in Earth’s Copper Deposits
Posted: Monday, May 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 11, 2015 – About 75 percent of the world’s copper comes from porphyry copper deposits. A new study from the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan unearths how these economically valuable deposits are distributed around the world. The research, published today in Nature Geosciences online, indicates that climate helps drive the erosion process tha...
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Rescued Great Horned Owls to be Released Monday at UI
Posted: Monday, May 11
On March 15 and 22, UI security personnel discovered juvenile owl chicks outside of their nests on UI’s Poultry Hill. With help from UI’s Environmental Health & Safety Office, the birds were rescued and transported to the Birds of Prey Northwest in St. Maries. The birds were paired with adult owls, who acted as foster parents while the chicks grew. At 11 a.m. today, the young owl...
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UI Freshman to Attend Fulbright Summer Institute in Northern Ireland
Posted: Friday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2015 — University of Idaho freshman Catherine Yenne, an honors student from Nampa, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Queen’s University Belfast on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. “I am so excited for this opportunity to learn more about the culture and perspecti...
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1,536 Students Statewide Eligible to Graduate from UI
Posted: Thursday, May 7
Approximately 1,536 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,623 degrees. UI students have applied for 1,179 baccalaureate degrees, 80 law degrees, 52 doctoral degrees, 10 specialist degrees and 302 master’s degrees. Some UI students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time totals...
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UI Faculty Bring in $500,000 for Research of Evolution in Action
Posted: Wednesday, May 6
University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $500,424 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. These funds will support 10 projects involving 11 UI faculty members, 10 graduate students, four undergraduates and two...
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International Studies Major Receives International Scholarship
Posted: Tuesday, May 5
University of Idaho junior Carly Joerger of Boise was one of about 550 undergraduate and graduate students around the country awarded a 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Joeger, who is majoring in international studies and French with a minor in Spanish and history, will spend her summer studying in Malang, Indo...
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Idaho Repertory Theatre Hosts Three-Week Summer Drama Camp
Posted: Tuesday, May 5
Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth (IRTY) will host a three-week summer drama camp from noon to 5 p.m. July 20 to Aug. 7 on the University of Idaho campus. Participants will learn about stage etiquette, Shakespeare, acting, design and more. The camp culminates in a public performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Aug.8. IRTY’s Artistic Director Ann H...
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Spring Commencement Includes 81 Degrees from UI Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Monday, May 4
Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 81 degrees this spring at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. Candidates from UI Coeur d’Alene applied for 57 baccalaureate degrees, 20 master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees and one specialist degree. Approximately 1,536 UI students statewide are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho this spring, earning...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Posted: Friday, May 1
MOSCOW, Idaho –– The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27. Here are this year’s recipients: Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Outstanding Students, Faculty, Staff
Posted: Friday, May 1
The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27.   Here are this year’s recipients: • Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness. He served for a...
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Idaho Ag Economist: Credible Seafood Sustainability Relies on Verifying Progress
Posted: Friday, May 1
Sustainable seafood, a category that includes Idaho-raised rainbow trout, is in demand by some of the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, a University of Idaho agricultural economist notes.   “The challenge for fishermen, fisheries management agencies, aquaculturists and retailers alike, however, is ensuring progress on the goal of achieving sustainable production for b...
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Engineering Welcomes 1,000 Regional Middle and High School Students to EXPO
Posted: Thursday, April 30
The College of Engineering will welcome 1,000 regional middle and high school students to its annual Engineering Design EXPO Friday, May 1, at the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center. Visiting students and chaperones are expected from over 25 Idaho and Washington schools, from as far north as Bonners Ferry to as far south as Grangeville. “We are very excited to welcome so man...
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Spring Commencement Includes 30 Degrees from UI Idaho Falls
Posted: Thursday, April 30
Students graduating from the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls are eligible to receive 30 degrees this spring. Idaho Falls graduates have applied for four baccalaureate degrees, seven doctoral degrees and 19 master’s degrees. Approximately 1,536 UI students statewide are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho this spring, earning a combined 1,623 degrees. Students have applied...
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University of Idaho Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony to be held May 15
Posted: Thursday, April 30
The University of Idaho's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) will hold its commissioning ceremony on Friday, May 15. The ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Seven Army ROTC cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. This year, Brigadier General Erik Peterson will be the keynote speaker at the commissioning ceremony, and will...
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Alumni Relations, Association Director Steve Johnson to Retire
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Steve Johnson, director of the Office of Alumni Relations and executive director of the University of Idaho Alumni Association, will retire from his position on July 31. Johnson has led the alumni office and association for the past seven years. A 1971 alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in education, Johnson says he’ll miss working with his Alumni Relations team, as well as the count...
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Spring Commencement Includes 106 Degrees from UI Boise and UI Twin Falls
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Students graduating from the University of Idaho Boise and UI Twin Falls are eligible for 106 degrees this spring. Candidates from the University of Idaho Boise applied for 16 baccalaureate degrees, 42 master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees, 30 law degrees and seven specialist degrees this spring. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. In Twin Falls, where the university offe...
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French Philosopher's Views on Gender Equality Subject of Public Lecture
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 28, 2015 — Renowned professor emerita in French literature and women's studies Yolanda A. Patterson will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the University of Idaho's Administration Building Auditorium on the works and ideas of the famous French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Patterson, of California State University (East Bay) will talk a...
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Engineering Keynote to Examine Millennials’ Role in Shaping the Future
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
The College of Engineering announces Karen Higgins will be the honorary chair and keynote speaker for the 22nd annual Engineering Design EXPO on Friday, May 1, at the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center.  Higgins EXPO address, "Preventing ‘Interstellar’: Millennials’ Role in Shaping the Future," is derived from her upcoming book, “The Seven Colors of L...
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Forest Insects and Disease Field Day for Forest Owners and Loggers June 18
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
Is something bugging your trees? It can be very disheartening to see patches of trees dying on your property. One of the primary goals of most forest owners is to have a healthy forest and, to most, that means healthy, living trees. Unfortunately, many people do not act on insect and disease issues until they see dead branches or similar visible symptoms. Successful methods to minimize forest i...
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North Central Idaho Hay Day on May 14
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
North Central Idaho Hay Day will be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Fraser Community Hall, Highway 11, in Fraser. Hay production has a long and venerable history in American agriculture and is growing in importance with increasing economic opportunities for hay producers. North Central Idaho Hay day will bring the latest research and product information for growing hay in this part of the state...
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UI Professor Receives Multiple Nominations for Prestigious Theater Awards
Posted: Friday, April 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 24, 2015 — On April 23, University of Idaho Theatre Arts professor Matt Foss received multiple nominations for the prestigious Jeff Awards, which honor excellence in Chicago theaters. Foss's adaptation and direction of "The Jungle" at Oracle Productions in Chicago earned five nominations in the Non-Equity categories: • Production • Ensemble • Dir...
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Annual Engineering Design EXPO to Feature Robots, Rockets, Race cars and More
Posted: Friday, April 24
The annual College of Engineering Design EXPO will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center. This is the 22nd year the College of Engineering has hosted the event, which showcases the work of its senior capstone engineering design teams.   This year’s Explore Engineering event will feature the work of over 50 engine...
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Idaho Geological Survey Researcher, UI Geologists Available to Discuss Idaho Quakes
Posted: Friday, April 24
The Sandpoint area of northern Idaho was rocked by three earthquakes the evening of April 23 and early morning of April 24. The University of Idaho has two geological experts available to speak to media: • Bill Phillips, a University of Idaho research geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey, is available to talk to the media about the quakes and how scientists are investigating them. To ar...
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UI Coeur d’Alene Receives Grant to Launch Cybersecurity Training Center
Posted: Thursday, April 23
The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has won a two-year grant from the Idaho Department of Labor for cybersecurity workforce training. Valued at more than $231,000 per year, the grant is renewable for a third year. The funds will support development of classroom, laboratory and structured on-the-job training curriculum, as well as a laboratory facility. Early in the first year, funds will ...
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Gender Justice Activists Honored with Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award
Posted: Thursday, April 23
Following in the footsteps of strong leaders on the University of Idaho campus working to advance and advocate for women, four honorees were recognized with the Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, April 15. UI students Sara Spritzer and Maribel Franco, faculty member Laura Putsche and community member Kathy Sprague were honored by the UI Women’s Center for their commitme...
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College of Law Students Launch First Adopt-a-Highway Project
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
Just in time to help celebrate Earth Day, law students from the University of Idaho have begun the College of Law’s first Adopt-a-Highway project. The group of volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, near the volleyball court at the Grove in Moscow.  The group will then carpool to mile marker 330–332 and start to pick up litter. If you wish to volunteer, there are si...
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Student Wildlife Conclave Wins Competition
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
The University of Idaho Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society brought home top honors from the Western Student Conclave, one of five regional events held annually across the U.S. and Canada. The event, held this spring at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas, is a three-day competition where teams show their skills in telemetry, orienteering, plant and animal identification, fly fishing, skeet sh...
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Two UI Theatre Students Win National Awards
Posted: Tuesday, April 21
Two University of Idaho Theatre Arts students received national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 18. Kadin McGreevy of Moscow won first place in directing, receiving the Stage Directing and Choreographers National Directing Fellowship, a $500 cash prize and a residency, yet to be determined. (He shares the award with Hannah Grace Bellows, Wester...
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College of Law to Hold 19th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution
Posted: Tuesday, April 21
The University of Idaho College of Law announces the 19th annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution mediation courses will be held Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 22, in Moscow and Boise. In 1997, the UI College of Law established the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution to meet the growing demand for high-quality dispute resolution training in the Northwest at a reasonable pr...
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UI Students Show Gratitude on Second Annual Day of Thanks
Posted: Monday, April 20
The second annual Day of Thanks is being hosted by the University of Idaho Student Foundation and Student Alumni Relations Board (SArb) on Wednesday, April 22. During the event, student members express their appreciation to UI faculty and staff through a letter-writing campaign, social media and decoration of faculty classrooms. “Our goal is to thank as many Vandal faculty and staff as pos...
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Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground
Posted: Monday, April 20
The University of Idaho’s McClure Center and Boise State University’s Andrus Center are proud to co-host a nonpartisan dialogue on learning opportunities for Idaho’s young children. The symposium, titled “Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Join the Andrus Center and M...
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College of Science Faculty and Early Career Award
Posted: Monday, April 20
Distinguished Faculty Award Each year the University of Idaho College of Science recognizes one faculty member with the Distinguished Faculty Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic and research missions of the college. Recipients from recent years include Dr. David McIlroy, Dr. Eva Top, and Dr. Deborah Stenkamp. This year’s recipient is Profess...
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Conscious College Road Tour coming to University of Idaho Moscow campus
Posted: Friday, April 17
On Wednesday, April 29, the student-led nonprofit Turning Green (formerly Teens Turning Green) will share its inspiration with the University of Idaho community in hopes of mobilizing college students around conscious living and sustainable practices. The nationwide road tour to 16 college campuses began on March 24 in Chico, California. Its main goal is to encourage students to make educated ch...
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UI Promotes Ewart to Vice President for Infrastructure
Posted: Thursday, April 16
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 16, 2015 – The University of Idaho has appointed Dan Ewart to the position of Vice President for Infrastructure effective June 21, 2015. Ewart has served as Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services at UI since 2012. In this newly created position, Ewart will manage UI’s facilities and real estate, administr...
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CNR Alumni, Friends Honored For Career Achievements
Posted: Thursday, April 16
Eight alumni and two friends of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources have received 2015 alumni awards from the college for their career achievements. International Alumni Achievement Award: Given to alumni who retain citizenship in another country and who exemplify a record of distinction in natural resource work in his or her home country. Martin Mendoza (Ph.D. ’85) is a p...
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Board of Regents Approve UI Student Tuition and Fee Increase
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
At the State Board of Education meeting today in Moscow, the Board of Regents approved a 3.5 percent undergraduate resident tuition and fee increase, which together with nonresident and graduate tuition and fees will provide approximately $2.7 million in additional net revenue over the FY2015 budget. The increase — the lowest in 10 years, following the second-lowest last year – will a...
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