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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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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Natural Resources | Science | Law | Engineering | Art & Architecture | Education | College of Graduate Studies | News Release
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U-Idaho Sustainability Center Joins Forces With Office of Community Partnerships
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - This year has been busy for both the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP). Provost and executive vice president Doug Baker approved the merger of the two organizations. Under OCP’s umbrella, the Sustainability Center will maintain its identity, student leadership-orientation and its wide range of student activities. The Sustainab...
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Legislative Update: Higher Education Takes Spotlight
Posted: Monday, March 5 2012
By Joe Stegner Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations It has been a very productive week at the Idaho legislature and a great week for higher education in our state. The budget bill for colleges and universities was passed by the Joint Finance and Appropriates Committee, and is now headed to the Senate and House floors for approval. Nearly all Gov. Butch Otter’s budg...
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Alpine Ski Team Wins at Regionals
Posted: Wednesday, February 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho Men’s Alpine Team and one member of the Women’s Alpine Team qualified for national collegiate finals at the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Western Region Championship Feb. 23-25 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Brothers Erik and Drew Anderson of Sandpoint, Idaho, Nick Howell of Pocatello, Idaho, Jeff Jacka of Federal Way, Wash. and Travis Soderquis...
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College of Education Reconfiguration Strengthens Departments, Sharpens Experience for Students
Posted: Thursday, June 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – They say two heads are better than one, but three departments may prove more efficient and beneficial to students than four when it comes to the College of Education at the University of Idaho. With the approval today from the University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education, students at the university will see few changes when the Department of Adult Career Technolog...
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Education | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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University Housing sees gains in its second year of Recyclemania participation
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho—University Housing at the University of Idaho saw less garbage and more compostable materials and recyclables this year, compared to last year during Recyclemania, Jan. 17 - March 27. Recyclemania is a nationwide competition that pits school against school to see who can recycle the most. University Housing also participates in hall competitions as part of th...
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News Release | Housing | Sustainability
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Investing in Idaho's Future: University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Announce Collaborative Concept for Parma Research and Extension Center
Posted: Monday, December 7 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – Under a pre-agreement document submitted for consideration by the University of Idaho Board of Regents, the university and J.R. Simplot Company propose a $1.5 million multi-year agreement for the university's Parma Research and Extension Center that would give the center a new lease on life. "The University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Company have had a long and proud hist...
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Football Legend Jerry Kramer To Lead 2012 U-Idaho Homecoming Parade
Posted: Friday, August 3 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho legend, Sandpoint native and Lombardi-era Green Bay Packer star Jerry Kramer will lead the University of Idaho’s 103rd annual homecoming parade as Grand Marshal on Saturday, Oct. 6. At 10 a.m., Kramer will guide the parade through downtown Moscow in preparation for the Vandals’ homecoming contest against the New Mexico State University Aggies. Kickof...
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Business Plan Team Takes Fifth at Rice Contest with New Idaho Potato Process
Posted: Wednesday, April 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – A University of Idaho food scientist’s invention that could promise healthier processed potato products helped a student business plan team finish fifth among more than 1,600 worldwide entries in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. University of Idaho students Gaylene Anderson and Jacob Pierson competed in the contest Rice University billed as the world’s richest. This...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Food Science | News Release | Food Science
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U-Idaho Web Renovation Debuts Friday
Posted: Tuesday, February 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Visitors who click into www.uidaho.edu Feb. 10 will discover a renovated site with a new look and improved features such as streamlined functions, better search capabilities, and clearer directions. The improvements to the site are designed to make access easier for users. New features include the ability to select favorite or commonly used parts of the web and bookmark them. U...
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Longtime Dean of Students to Offer Remarks at Winter Commencement, Dec. 10
Posted: Friday, December 2 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Natural daylight streaming into the iconic Kibbie Dome will illuminate the path to the future for University of Idaho graduates as they gather in the newly renovated ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m., for winter commencement. This December, 814 graduates are eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. All degree candidates ...
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University of Idaho Events for Oct. 17- 23
Posted: Friday, October 14 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho- The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Oct. 17- 23. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Oct. 17 "Mad Men" Mondays 12:30-2 p.m. Memorial Gym, Women’s Center Lounge, Room 109 1001 University Ave. in Moscow Join the Women's Center in watching the award-winning TV series "Mad Men...
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Jan Boles and Anna Marie Boles: Prichard Art Gallery Continues Diamond Anniversary Celebration
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – For 25 years, the Prichard Art Gallery has been the focal point for visual arts in Moscow and on the Palouse. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gallery is presenting a yearlong series of exhibits and events. The third exhibit in the series features the work of Jan and Anna Marie Boles. This exhibit highlights the Prichard Gallery’s commitment to supporting the artists of Id...
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University Statement on the Passing of Sen. Jim McClure
Posted: Sunday, February 27 2011
Idaho Sen. James A. McClure passed away during the last weekend in February. A double-alumnus of the University of Idaho, McClure and his wife, Louise, remained connected to their alma mater. In 2007, the University's Bureau of Public Affairs research was renamed as the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. In this and many other ways, the University honored Jim and Louise...
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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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Natural Resources | News Release | Arboretum
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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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UI Engineering Professor Chosen as One of the Most Innovative Educators in Nation
Posted: Monday, October 12 2015
UI Chemical and Materials engineering faculty member Soumya Srivastava has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as one of 70 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators. Srivastava’s research focuses on electrokinetic simulations and design of microfluidic systems for medical diagnostic applications along with educational research including enhancing s...
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College of Education Dean Cori Mantle-Bromley Announces Retirement
Posted: Thursday, October 8 2015
Longtime College of Education dean and Idaho educator Cori Mantle-Bromley has announced her intention to retire from the University of Idaho, effective in the summer of 2016. “The summer of 2016 opening of the completely renovated College of Education building creates a wonderful opportunity for new beginnings,” Mantle-Bromley said. “I believe it is the perfect time for new leade...
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University of Idaho Hosts High School Design Day in Boise Oct. 17
Posted: Wednesday, October 7 2015
The University of Idaho’s annual High School Design Day event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Oct. 17, at the UI Boise Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street. This free, hands-on workshop series is for high school students interested in pursuing an education in visual arts and design. Faculty from the UI College of Art and Architecture will be available to answer questio...
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Former Chilean Judge Juan Guzman to Speak at Annual Bellwood Lecture
Posted: Wednesday, October 7 2015
The University of Idaho College of Law will host its annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture next week at its Boise and Moscow locations.  The Boise program takes place Monday, Oct. 12, and will feature a film screening of the documentary “The Judge and the General” at 3 p.m. Mountain time at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street. The documentary features t...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 7 2015
The University of Idaho College of Law will host its annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture next week at its Boise and Moscow locations. The Boise program takes place Monday, Oct. 12, and will feature a film screening of the documentary “The Judge and the General” at 3 p.m. Mountain time at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street. The documentary features the st...
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Brazilian Nite Showcases Tastes, Sounds of Brazil
Posted: Wednesday, October 7 2015
The University of Idaho’s Brazilian Student Club is hosting its second annual Brazilian Nite celebration on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.  The event features food, music and performances highlighting the culture of Brazil. The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Bruce M. Pitman Center’s International Ballroom. Tickets are available for $5 at the Brazilian Student Club booths around ...
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President Staben Gives State of the University Address Monday
Posted: Friday, October 2 2015
The University of Idaho and President Chuck Staben invites the Moscow community to attend the annual State of the University Address on Monday, Oct. 5. The address by Staben will include updates on UI programs, initiatives and priorities. Staben will focus his remarks on the university’s purpose and its future, especially as they relate to the core themes of transformative educational exper...
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New Dean Selected for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Posted: Thursday, October 1 2015
The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Michael Parrella has accepted the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Parrella comes to UI from the University of California, Davis, where he has served as the chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and associate dean of Agricultural Sciences. He has also served as the Western ...
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UI Receives $1 million from Department of Education to Train Rehabilitation Counselors
Posted: Thursday, October 1 2015
  University of Idaho faculty members in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program (RCHS), which is in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Counseling, have been awarded a five-year $1 million Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Rehabilitation Services A...
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2016 Hemingway Festival Celebrates Hemingway’s Cuba Connection
Posted: Thursday, October 1 2015
The University of Idaho English department’s 7th Annual Hemingway Festival will celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s love of Cuba, the recently reinvigorated U.S.-Cuba political relationship and the 65th anniversary of Hemingway’s writing of “The Old Man and the Sea.” Ernest Hemingway left Cuba in 1960, ending a love affair with the “Pearl of the Antilles” that ...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | News Release
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UI Theatre Presents Proof, Oct. 15 - 25
Posted: Tuesday, September 29 2015
Madness and mathematics add up to thought-provoking theater as University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the multi-award winning play “Proof” in October. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive. Admission is free for UI students, $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors (55 and older) and $5 for ch...
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Chinese Art Troupe to Perform for Confucius Institute Day Sept. 28
Posted: Thursday, September 24 2015
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day on Monday, Sept. 28, with a performance by the Soochow University Art Troupe. Soochow University is located in the ancient town of Suzhou, renowned as “Paradise on Earth” in Chinese culture.  The Soochow University Art Troupe specializes in music featuring traditional Chinese instruments, suc...
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Murdock Grant Supports Commercialization of UI-Developed Technology
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2015
A team of University of Idaho researchers will spend the next year refining their unique technology so it’s ready to take the leap from the lab to the marketplace. A new program from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Commercialization Initiative, granted more than $55,000 to help UI physics professor David McIlroy and chemistry professor Frank Cheng, both of the UI College of Science, p...
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Sage Grouse Listing Decision Validates the Success of Collaborative Approaches
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2015
The decision Tuesday by the Department of Interior to not list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act validates the hard work and collaboration of many agencies, landowners and the University of Idaho. "Conserving sage grouse is a complex challenge that requires the collective efforts of land managers, scientists and all those who enjoy the vast sagebrush ecosystems. This announcement is a ...
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VandaLink Simplifies Transfer Process from North Idaho College
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2015
The University of Idaho on Thursday will launch a new VandaLink partnership with North Idaho College. The program simplifies process of transferring an associate’s degree from NIC to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Part of a larger, statewide program that offers a seamless transfer experience between local community colleges and the UI, VandaLink provides admission without fees u...
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UI Scholarships, Building Project Benefit from Boise-based Foundation
Posted: Wednesday, September 23 2015
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation has announced a generous $535,000 gift to the University of Idaho to fund scholarships and needed furnishings in the College of Education, which is currently undergoing renovation. Harry Bettis, president of the Boise-based foundation, said $270,000 in scholarship funding would go toward UI’s general scholarship funds, with an additional$15,000 to the A...
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Cultural Geographer Visiting UI, Two Events Broadcast to Coeur d’Alene and Boise
Posted: Tuesday, September 22 2015
Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The presentation, “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Poss...
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UI Confucius Institute, CLASS Sponsor Chinese Lantern Festival Main Stage Events
Posted: Tuesday, September 22 2015
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute (UICI) and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) are major sponsors of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, which begins Saturday, Sept. 26, at Spokane Riverfront Park, and runs through Nov. 1. The festival is a celebration of Chinese culture and features stunning traditional lantern displays, gourmet cuisine, acrobatics, fa...
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UI Extension Helps North Central Idaho Residents Navigate Wildfire Recovery
Posted: Monday, September 21 2015
The fires that destroyed scores of homes in north central Idaho are mostly out. Landowners now face the task of rebuilding, trying to recover from losses and restoring forests and other resources. University of Idaho Extension is helping organize a series of regional meetings beginning Thursday, Sept. 24, in Craigmont to help private landowners find expertise and help from local, state and federa...
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Students say ‘Thank You’ to Scholarship Donors at Annual Thank-a-Thon
Posted: Monday, September 21 2015
Students at the University of Idaho will have a chance to say “thank you” to all of those who support UI through scholarships and other donations. The 11th annual Thank-A-Thon will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29, in the Clearwater and Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons. The annual two-day event gives recipients of donor-funded scholarship the chance to...
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UI Joins NIH Group to Combat Student Drinking
Posted: Monday, September 21 2015
The University of Idaho has joined universities around the nation and the National Institutes of Health to develop a new resource to combat underage drinking by students. The new tool — called CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) — will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, during a national media conference. Statistics have long shown that the first six weeks of a college freshma...
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College of Law Hosts Grand Opening of Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center
Posted: Monday, September 21 2015
The University of Idaho College of Law is celebrating the grand opening of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) in Boise Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain time. The ILJLC is a collaborative effort between the College of Law and Idaho Supreme Court--a center for legal education and civic engagement that houses the Idaho State Law Library. It’s also the new location for th...
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College Scorecard Data Confirms UI Offers Great Education for Great Price
Posted: Thursday, September 17 2015
This week, the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education unveiled College Scorecard, a new data site that provides comprehensive data on education costs and student outcomes of universities across the nation. The new data places the University of Idaho above other public institutions in the state in regard to graduation rate, average salaries after graduation and below other Idaho four...
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Add the Words’ Documentary Shows Struggles of Idaho’s LGBTQA Community
Posted: Thursday, September 17 2015
The award-winning documentary “Add the Words,” by Michael D. Gough and Cammie Pavesic, will be shown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Borah Theatre in the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center and 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Theatre on Main St. in Moscow. Both showings are free to the public.  The movie covers the efforts of Idaho's LGBTQA community in its struggle to h...
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UI Alumnus, an Iran Hostage Crisis Witness, to Attend Ag Celebration Sept. 24-26
Posted: Wednesday, September 16 2015
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Lee Schatz, one of six Americans rescued during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, will visit the University of Idaho campus for annual Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Sept. 24-26. The events draw hundreds of high school students from across Idaho to campus for livestock judging competitions, workshops about college activities, a fo...
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PBS president to keynote at 50th birthday of Idaho’s first public TV station
Posted: Tuesday, September 15 2015
Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will visit Moscow to commemorate the 50th anniversary of KUID, Idaho’s first public television station. Kerger, chief executive officer of PBS since 2006, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the auditorium of the University of Idaho's Administration Building.  Her keynote address, “Public Media's Past, Presen...
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College of Law Announces Events for Constitution Day Sept. 17
Posted: Monday, September 14 2015
The University of Idaho College of Law will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 at both its Moscow and Boise locations. In Moscow there will be a lecture by Peter Alexander, former dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and founding dean of the Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will speak at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time in the courtroom of the Menard Buildin...
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Vice President for Research Announces Retirement
Posted: Monday, September 14 2015
The University of Idaho’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development John K. “Jack” McIver has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year. McIver has led UI’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) since 2008 and is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and facilitating all UI research activities, including sponsored and...
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McClure Center Director Receives Award for Work with Hispanic Communities
Posted: Monday, September 14 2015
Priscilla Salant, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho Boise, will receive the Amiga del Año award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs (ICHA) on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The award — which means “Friend of the Year” — is presented to a recipient who has gone beyond his or her work responsibilitie...
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Vandal Fans Encouraged to Buy Tickets for Military Members for Sept. 19 Game
Posted: Friday, September 11 2015
The University of Idaho will salute and thank former and current military personnel during the Vandal home football game on Saturday, Sept. 19, for Military Appreciation Day. Military Appreciation Day activities begin at 11 a.m. on the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center’s north field with a ropes course and children’s activities. In conjunction with UI and to celebrate the significance of M...
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Screening of ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ Examines Women’s Suffrage Movement
Posted: Thursday, September 10 2015
The University of Idaho Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Moscow League of Women Voters, will screen Katja von Garnier’s critically acclaimed film “Iron Jawed Angels,” the remarkable story of the important events surrounding the American women’s suffrage movement. The film highlights the bravery of the women who pioneered this fight and some of the consequence...
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“Breaking Barriers Together: Access & Inclusion” tackles getting around Moscow
Posted: Thursday, September 10 2015
Until faced with a disability, limitation or even a baby stroller, physical accessibility and social inclusion may be something taken for granted.  Access and inclusion in the life and amenities of Moscow community for all is the topic of a Moscow Human Rights Commission Social Justice forum set for 6 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Gritman Medical center South Lobby, 700 S. Main St. The cente...
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UI to Host First-Ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp
Posted: Wednesday, September 9 2015
Climate change has a direct impact on Native American communities through disruption to local economies and traditional cultures. To help address these impacts, members of tribes from across the United States will convene at the University of Idaho’s McCall Field Campus in June 2016 for the first-ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Northwest C...
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Women’s Center Hosts Take Back the Night Sept. 17
Posted: Wednesday, September 9 2015
As part of the 2015 I Got Your Back Safety Week, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night — a rally and march to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it. Take Back the Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Room 106 o...
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Film Forum Examines Social Change Issues from Idaho to Africa
Posted: Tuesday, September 8 2015
Y’en a Marre means “We’ve had enough” in French slang. It is also the name of a social movement led by rappers with a serious message: They rap for social, political and economic change in their home of Senegal. Now, two members of Y'en a Marre are headed to Moscow to spread their message of social justice. Denise Sow, a founding member of Y’en a Marre, is scheduled t...
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Diversity in Natural Resources Topic of Keynote and Panel Discussion
Posted: Friday, September 4 2015
Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will give a keynote talk based on her book “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Vandal Ballroom South in the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho campus. The presentation, “Radical Presence: Black Faces...
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UI Partners to Build New Exhibit About Boise Watershed
Posted: Friday, September 4 2015
The University of Idaho Boise is proud to partner with CH2MHill, the city of Boise and Boise WaterShed Exhibits to support the construction of the Boise WaterShed River Campus for the expanded Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center has served over 135,000 people since opening in 2008. ...
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College of Law Increases Resident Enrollment and Class Quality
Posted: Thursday, September 3 2015
The University of Idaho College of Law announced today that the size and quality of its entering class continues to hold steady despite the continued national decline in applications to law school. Nationwide, the most recent Law School Admission Council volume report shows another 4 percent drop in applications for fall 2015 admission.  The college welcomed 105 new first-year students to cam...
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Paint the Palouse to Paint Two Houses in Moscow Sept. 19
Posted: Thursday, September 3 2015
Gather your friends and paint brushes and join Housing & Residence Life for its 26th annual Paint the Palouse community service project, which begins at at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Paint the Palouse is an annual residence hall community service project organized by Housing & Residence Life student staff. Each year, Paint the Palouse gathers close to 350 student volunteers to paint ho...
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UI-WSU Study Finds Local Input Can Ease Conflict During Wildland Fires
Posted: Wednesday, September 2 2015
Large wildfires like those burning across the Northwest this summer are ripe with opportunity for conflict between landowners, many of whom have generations of family history on the land, and highly-trained but transient incident management teams. These conflicts can have a lasting effect on local community functioning and should be assessed and documented for future use, concludes a research tea...
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Free Performance of “Vang” by UI Theater Professor Thursday
Posted: Wednesday, September 2 2015
A free multimedia performance of “Vang” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at The Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., explores the lives of new immigrant farmers in America. University of Idaho Theatre Arts professor Matt Foss collaborated with Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin to create “Vang,” which means “ga...
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Brian Johnson Named Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering
Posted: Wednesday, September 2 2015
Professor Brian Johnson has been named the first Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in Power Engineering with the University of Idaho College of Engineering. The position was made possible by a $2 million gift from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The gift from SEL came last month when the Pullman-based international electrical power systems company announced its support of the UI...
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Anthony Doerr to tell story behind his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
Posted: Wednesday, September 2 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Boise native Anthony Doerr will speak about his novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, 709 Deakin St. The work, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is this year’s Common Read for the University of Idaho. It is the first book by an Idaho author in the...
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Award-winning Novelist Kent Meyers to read at UI Sept. 17
Posted: Tuesday, September 1 2015
Award-winning novelist Kent Meyers will read at the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a book signing by Meyers. Meyers is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the author of five books: the novels “The River Warren” (Hungry Mind/Harcourt, 1998), &l...
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Staged Reading of “The Gorgon” Opens Sept. 16
Posted: Tuesday, September 1 2015
Most of us hear the word “monster” and we turn and run. But writer Zana Previti prefers confronting monsters head on, with pen and paper, through poetry and now her first play, “The Gorgon,” will be presented by the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department as a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 16-19, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1...
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UI Student Receives Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship
Posted: Monday, August 31 2015
University of Idaho senior William Rigby has been selected as one of 15 recipients nationwide for a writing internship from the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The internship period began in August and continues through December.  “I am so honored to have received this internship and I am excited about this opportunity as I hope to become a reporter after college,” said Rigby, a na...
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UI Part of Effort to Improve Clothing for Wildland Firefighters
Posted: Monday, August 31 2015
Clothing that can protect firefighters so they can protect the public is very much on the mind of University of Idaho clothing, textiles and design professor Sonya Meyer these days. Meyer, UI School of Family and Consumer Sciences director at Moscow, is part of a national project to review wildland firefighters’ clothing to find ways to improve its effectiveness, comfort and safety. “O...
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UI Opens Kibbie Dome to High School Teams
Posted: Thursday, August 27 2015
Due to persistent air quality concerns around northern Idaho, the University of Idaho has opened up the Kibbie Dome-ASUI Activity Center for use by area athletic teams. “We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer the use of our facility to these high school athletes,” said Robert Anderson, director of University Support Services at UI. “It is part of our commitment as a univer...
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UI Adjusts Activities Due to Air Quality Concerns
Posted: Wednesday, August 26 2015
Wildfire smoke continues to pose an air quality problem in much of the Northwest, including Idaho. Air quality conditions in the Moscow area are currently in the hazardous range.  Air quality predictions, which can change rapidly in response to fire conditions, wind, and other factors, will likely range from moderate to hazardous in the Moscow area for the foreseeable future. Visit http://air...
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UI Forestry Extension Publications Help Educate about Wildfire
Posted: Tuesday, August 25 2015
Protecting private property before a fire and managing land and natural resources afterward are both key concerns as wildfires continue to burn across the West. The University of Idaho Extension has free publications to help with both. “The dry, hot conditions this summer are further tested by our desire to live farther and farther into the woods, or what we call the wildland urban interface...
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UI and WSU Receive Grant to Help Communities Prepare for, Recover from Wildfires
Posted: Monday, August 24 2015
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 24, 2015 — More than 6,000 fires have burned more than 1 million acres in the Northwest so far in 2015, with experts predicting continuing severe wildfires in coming years.  To help Northwest communities prepare for the future, University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers are studying ways to increase communities’ ability to withstand...
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