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UI’s Daley-Laursen Named to National Agricultural Research Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 8, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed University of Idaho professor and administrator Steven Daley-Laursen to the National Agricultural Research, Education, Economics and Extension Advisory Board, or NAREEE.
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Research | News Release | Steven Daley-Laursen
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UI Professor Finds Deserts as Significant Carbon Sink in Long-Term Study
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 7, 2014 – A 10-year study in the Mojave Desert shows that deserts may have a larger role in offsetting carbon dioxide than previously thought. The results were published Sunday in Nature Climate Change.
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Natural Resources | Beth Newingham | Research | News Release | Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A new University of Idaho computer nicknamed “Big-STEM” isn’t much larger on the outside than your average computer tower. But what’s inside puts everyday PCs — and most other computers — to shame. When Big-STEM goes fully online this summer, it will be one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the United States.
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Science | Engineering | Physics | Jim Alves-Foss | Marty Ytreberg | Research | News Release
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UI Professor Unearths the Surprising Geology Deep Beneath the Galápagos Islands
Posted: Tuesday, January 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho geologist Dennis Geist is digging deep into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most unusual island chains, the Galápagos. He and a team of researchers from across the nation have published a paper that challenges some of the conventional explanations of how the islands’ geology has formed. Geist describes the rock layer deep below the Gal&...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Dennis Geist | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | University of Idaho
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UI Prof Works with International Team to Study How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold
Posted: Sunday, December 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2013 – A team of plant researchers including University of Idaho biologist David Tank has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results will be published Dec. 22 in the journal Nature.
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Biological Sciences | David Tank | Research | News Release
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UI Names Lee Ostrom New Associate Dean for College of Engineering
Posted: Monday, December 16 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Following a national search, the University of Idaho has appointed Lee Ostrom as associate dean for the College of Engineering and director of academic programs for the university’s Idaho Falls Center. Ostrom currently serves as the director of the college’s industrial technology program and will begin his new role effective Jan. 5, 2014. “As a faculty mem...
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Engineering | Lee Ostrom | Robert Smith | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | University of Idaho | engineering
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UI Report Details Idaho’s Hispanic Students’ Attitudes and Experiences
Posted: Thursday, November 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Hispanic students make up the fastest growing demographic group in Idaho’s education system, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. They have very high aspirations for continuing education beyond high school but face challenges in terms of achievement and understanding what’s involved...
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Science | Engineering | Education | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow | Office of Community Partnerships | Melinda Hamilton
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Everyone on Earth is in Scientifically Significant New Image of Saturn
Posted: Tuesday, November 12 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 6, 2013 – A panorama of the majestic Saturn system, as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled today in a new mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission. It sweeps 404,880 miles across Saturn and its inner ring system, including all of Saturn's rings out to the E ring.
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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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UI Researchers, Partners Receive USDA Grant to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Biofuel
Posted: Wednesday, November 6 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it has awarded nearly $10 million to an academic, industry, and government consortium – including researchers at the University of Idaho – to study the major challenges limiting the use of insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable resource for bioenergy. The award was made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agr...
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Natural Resources | Jay O'Laughlin | Mark Coleman | Research | News Release | Randy Brooks | Robert Keefe
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UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn’s Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission
Posted: Thursday, October 24 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including scientists at the University of Idaho, revealed this week a new view of Saturn’s moon Titan.
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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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