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Redesigning a Tacoma Neighborhood

For each of the last four years, UI senior architecture students have redesigned a neighborhood in the City of Tacoma, Washington. The primary goal is to design not just sustainable buildings but ...

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Carbon Neutral in McCall

Frank Jacobus, assistant professor of architecture, and students in a senior-level studio course are leading a studio project on what is expected to be the first carbon-neutral design-build facility i...

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College of Southern Idaho Vocational Technical Building

The University of Idaho’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) has recently completed substantial daylight analysis of a proposed new building on the College of Southern Idaho’s (CSI) campus. Working with CTA ...

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Restoring Paradise Creek

Toru Otawa, professor of landscape architecture and expert in the management and planning of regional watersheds, and students in his junior-level landscape architecture studio collaborated with the P...

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Sustaining Basque Culture in Boise

A multi-disciplinary team of students and faculty in the College of Art and Architecture are pioneering a new way to preserve the important Basque heritage in Boise, Idaho. In collaboration with the B...

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Developing a Vaccine: Coldwater Disease

Coldwater disease, the No. 1 disease facing the commercial sector of the Idaho trout industry, may soon be better controlled by an improved vaccine being developed by University of Idaho scientist Ken...

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Inland Northwest Forest Products Research Consortium

The Inland Northwest Forest Products Research Consortium represents a cooperative effort between the Forest Products Department at the University of Idaho, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research...

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Beyond One Bottle

Elizabeth Graff’s students don’t see art and sustainability as separate subjects. In their mind, landscape architecture isn’t mutually exclusive. And their recent land art installation outside the Uni...

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Reducing Fire Hazards and Sustaining Water Flows

Adaptability is a guiding principle for students in our forest resources and rangeland ecology and management programs. This frame of mind is critical in looking for smarter ways to reduce fire hazard...

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Crosswalk Assistance For The Visually Impaired

For the 21.2 million Americans who suffer from vision loss, crossing the street can be a stressful and potentially dangerous proposition. However, thanks to a partnership between UI engineers and comm...

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Studying Chinook Salmon in Big Creek

Dean Holecek, a fishery and wildlife resources student and a 2006 Taylor Ranch scholarship recipient, wanted to explore why Chinook salmon populations have declined throughout much of the P...

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Woodpeckers and Forest Biodiversity

College of Natural Resources faculty, students and local scientists are studying the role of woodpeckers as a keystone species – one whose presence is a positive influence on forest diversity. The cav...

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Sagebrush Steppe and Fire in Lava Lake Ranch

Faculty and students in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) are in the midst of a three-year research project studying the rangeland of Lava Lake Ranch located in Hailey, Idaho.The goal of this pro...

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Strengthening Ecosystems of the West

The focus of this project is to examine the role and characteristics of sagebrush, particularly sage steppe, throughout Lava Lake land and livestock, located just southeast of Sun Valley. The team is ...

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Community Impacts of Idaho's Dairy Industry

University of Idaho researchers Priscilla Salant, J.D. Wulfhorst and Stephanie Kane recently studied the community level impacts of Idaho's rapidly changing dairy industry and found largely positive e...

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Reproductive Efficiency Focused on Cattle

Reproductive efficiency is an important contributor to dairy farm profitability. Unfortunately, the reproductive performance of dairy cattle has declined steadily over the last few decades, as evidenc...

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Feeding Young Children in Group Settings

Feeding Young Children in Group Settings is an educational project developed by the University of Idaho based on research conducted by Family and Consumer Sciences Professors Laurel Branen and Janice ...

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Legume Virus Project

The Legume Virus Project is aimed to reduced the injury to peas and lentils caused by aphid-vectored viruses including Bean leaf roll, Pea enation mosaic and Pea streak. The project includes the Aphid...

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