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IGS Selects Map of Idaho Wilderness Area for National Geologic Map Day
Posted: Thursday, October 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 8, 2014 – The Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho has selected a map of one of Idaho’s most wild areas as its map of the year in honor of Geologic Map Day, celebrated nationwide Oct. 17. The map shows the geology of the Big Creek drainage in the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, which includes UI’s remote T...
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UI, ISU Partnership Gives Public and Researchers Access to Idaho Maps
Posted: Monday, September 15
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 15, 2014 – Detailed aerial images of Idaho are now available – at lightning speeds – to the public and researchers thanks to a partnership between the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, the Idaho Geospatial Office and partners statewide. Anyone can explore and gather information from a high-resolution web map of Idaho that can be accessed he...
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Unmanned Aerial Systems Leaders Meeting at UI Monday and Tuesday
Posted: Monday, September 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 8, 2014 – Statewide leaders in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle programs in Idaho will meet at the University of Idaho Sept. 8-9. The morning sessions of the meeting, held in the Aurora Room of the UI Commons, are open to the public.  Jack McIver, UI vice president for research and economic development, will open the meeting of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial...
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UI Geology Professor Part of Team That Has Found Evidence of Plate Tectonics on Europa
Posted: Monday, September 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 7, 2014 – A University of Idaho geological sciences professor and his research partner have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa – the first sign of this geologic activity on a solar system world other than Earth. The discovery appears to solve a puzzle that has perplexed planetary scientists for years. Researchers have clear vis...
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Technology-Driven Research Leaves Pygmy Rabbit Habitat Untouched
Posted: Monday, June 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2014 – Pygmy rabbits are benefitting from the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used to conduct research on their southern Idaho habitat. While the rabbits’ homes are left undisturbed by the research, the technology is making a huge impact on the future of UAS use in Idaho. “This is like the satellite imagery of 15 years ago,” said Janet Ra...
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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Western Forests Recover Quickly From Natural Wildfires
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – Lodgepole pine forests recover within a century following severe wildfires, according to a three-year study led by the University of Idaho in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The research gives a benchmark for better understanding the impacts of naturally occurring wildfires.  The results were published recently in “New Phytologi...
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Physics Professor Wins Idaho EPSCoR Award for Nanotechnology Research
Posted: Monday, May 19
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – David McIlroy’s dedication to nanotechnology has opened doors for research at the University of Idaho and across the state. In recognition of these efforts, McIlroy, a UI professor of physics, has won the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.  Idaho’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team Wins National Competition
Posted: Monday, May 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 5, 2014 – After four days of competition and several hundreds of hours of effort, the University of Idaho’s Vandal Formula Hybrid Racing Team returns to Moscow winners of the 2014 national Formula Hybrid Competition.  The Vandal racing team – also known as Voltz N’ Boltz – drove home with the competition’s top prizes. The team ear...
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UI Researchers Contribute High-Mountain Climate Expertise to IPCC Report
Posted: Friday, May 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 1, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Vladimir and Elena Aizen joined researchers across the globe to write the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which was released in April.
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UI’s Daley-Laursen Named to National Agricultural Research Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, April 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 8, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed University of Idaho professor and administrator Steven Daley-Laursen to the National Agricultural Research, Education, Economics and Extension Advisory Board, or NAREEE.
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UI Professor Finds Deserts as Significant Carbon Sink in Long-Term Study
Posted: Tuesday, April 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 7, 2014 – A 10-year study in the Mojave Desert shows that deserts may have a larger role in offsetting carbon dioxide than previously thought. The results were published Sunday in Nature Climate Change.
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Natural Resources | Beth Newingham | Research | News Release | Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
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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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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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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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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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UI/Costa Rican Interdisciplinary Study Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Posted: Thursday, October 17 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Bats. Pineapple. People. What do they all have in common? All are factors in an interdisciplinary study recently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $249,000 Coupled Natural Human Ecosystems grant is the first of its kind received by the University of Idaho. Lisette Waits, a professor in the UI College of Natural Resources’ Department of Fish and Wildl...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Lisette Waits | John McIver | Nilsa Bosque-Pérez | Research | News Release | Office of the President | President's Office
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University of Idaho Earns National Recognition for Economic Engagement
Posted: Monday, October 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is one of just 16 institutions nationwide honored as the inaugural group of Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities.
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Increased Bandwidth Will Help University of Idaho Researchers Share, Move Data
Posted: Thursday, September 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – As scientists’ abilities to collect enormous amounts of data increases, so does the need to store and share the data. The University of Idaho has received a grant to increase its core network bandwidth tenfold, allowing researchers to share data more effectively and efficiently in Idaho and worldwide. The National Science Foundation, or NSF, awarded the university near...
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Idaho Geologic Map Honored for Design, Quality Science
Posted: Wednesday, September 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The comprehensive, rainbow-hued geologic map of Idaho released in 2012 has received top honors from the Association of American State Geologists.
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UI’s Second Annual IBEST Research Expo Features Innovative Research
Posted: Monday, September 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho will host the second annual IBEST Science Exposition Oct. 18, 2013. With research ranging from robotic behavior and antibiotic resistance to preventing the extinction of the Tasmanian devil and understanding the tree of life, the IBEST Research Exposition demonstrates the broad dept...
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UI Researchers' Study on Predator Deprivation Earns National Award
Posted: Monday, September 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — A study performed by several University of Idaho alumni on the response of mule deer to the reduction of coyotes and mountain lions in Southeastern Idaho is receiving national attention. Edward O. (Oz) Garton, professor emeritus at the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, helped design the study and analyze data that earned The Wildlife Society’s 2013 Mono...
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Lt. Gov. Little to Speak at Statewide Economic Development Summit
Posted: Friday, September 20 2013
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise.
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UI Transportation Technology Center Receives National Grant for Research
Posted: Thursday, September 19 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Whether investigating vehicle crash risks, making streets safer for pedestrians or engineering low-emission snowmobiles, researchers in the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology design the transportation systems of the future.
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Engineering | Civil Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | M.S., M. Engr., or Ph.D. Civil Engineering | Research | News Release | Karen Den Braven
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UI Joins Mountain West Regional Health Research Network
Posted: Wednesday, September 18 2013
The University of Idaho is joining 12 other Mountain West universities to strengthen the region’s health research capability through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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Statistical Science | Research | News Release | Statistical Science
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Registration Open for Statewide Economic Summit
Posted: Tuesday, September 10 2013
BOISE, Idaho – Registration is now open for the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, hosted by the University of Idaho in collaboration with state economic development agencies and organizations. The summit will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise. Registration is $75 and includes an evening reception Sept. 30 and lunch Oct. 1. The summit provides...
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University Receives Grant for Water Resources Education
Posted: Thursday, September 5 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will take the lead in training the West’s next generation of international water resources management professionals with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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College of Graduate Studies | Water Resources | Research | News Release
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Idaho Researchers Earn Grant for High-Tech Tools to Study Watersheds
Posted: Thursday, August 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho researchers are joining with scientists in Nevada and New Mexico to study watersheds in the western United States with the help of virtual tools.
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Fisheries Professor Hooks National Award for Research
Posted: Tuesday, July 23 2013
Michael Quist, a University of Idaho associate professor of fish and wildlife sciences, has won a national award recognizing his excellence in research.
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UI Biologist Heads Summer Research to Increase Salmon, Trout and Lamprey
Posted: Tuesday, June 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — In an effort to boost stocks of steelhead trout, Chinook salmon and Pacific lamprey, a team of University of Idaho researchers will begin a three-faceted study in the coming months. A $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the work. Co-investigator Christopher Caudill is an assistant professor in the department of fish and wildlife sciences in...
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Invasive Snails are Target of UI, USGS Environmental DNA Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 19 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho and the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a way to identify New Zealand mudsnail infestations in their earliest stages – using only the small bits of DNA the snails shed in the water.
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Lisette Waits | Research | News Release
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UI, Micron Pilot Programs Support STEM Education in Three Idaho Communities
Posted: Wednesday, June 5 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho’s science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – Education Research Initiative is launching innovative programs in three Idaho communities to support student academic success and increase interest in STEM education.
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Education | Research | News Release | Cori Mantle-Bromley | Melinda Hamilton
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Idaho Universities Awarded $20M Grant to Study Interaction of Landscapes and Cities
Posted: Monday, June 3 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers from the University of Idaho and partner institutions across the state will study the ways society and landscapes are interconnected thanks to a new $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF.
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Recent Grad’s Research Helps State Plan Chinook Salmon Season
Posted: Wednesday, May 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Spring is here, Chinook salmon are swimming from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho hatcheries and rivers where they were born – and anglers are waiting for them. But how do state management agencies balance the need for adequate numbers of Chinook in the fisheries against anglers’ desire to stock their larders?
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Natural Resources | Fish & Wildlife Resources | Research | News Release | Michael Quist
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Annual Innovation Showcase Announces Award Winners
Posted: Friday, April 26 2013
University of Idaho students and student teams demonstrated their exceptional skill, confidence and knowledge at the annual Innovation Showcase on April 23. Judges selected as award winners 15 students and student teams from among the 84 participants.
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U-Idaho’s Student Engineering Projects Showcased at 20th Annual Design EXPO
Posted: Tuesday, April 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Engineering Design EXPO celebrates its 20th year on Friday, April 26, with student presentations, project demonstrations and a keynote address from molten metal processing expert and U-Idaho alumnus Bob Wagstaff. The free event is the Northwest’s longest-running interdisciplinary initiative featuring student innovations. More than 50 stu...
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Larry Stauffer | Research | News Release | engineering
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U-Idaho receives $5.1 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho a five-year grant for $5.1 million in continued support of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Research | News Release
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Goldwater Scholars Exemplify Excellence at U-Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Ranking University of Idaho undergraduates competitively with students from across the nation, physics sophomore Rebecca La Verne Winzer and mechanical engineering junior Kevin Witkoe were both recently named Goldwater Scholars. “I am pleased to see two of our students earning scholarships in a nationally and highly competitive program like the Goldwater Scholarship,&r...
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U-Idaho Clean Snowmobile Team Has Banner Year at International Competition
Posted: Monday, March 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team won a record number of awards – nearly half of those possible – at an international competition earlier this month that challenges engineering students to build quieter, lower-emission snowmobiles. The 13-member team took third place overall at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobi...
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Waste Not, Want Not: Solid Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment is the Focus of U-Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium
Posted: Monday, February 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Changing regulations and the prospect of fewer federal dollars mean wastewater treatment and solid waste management are critical concerns for today’s city planners, commercial developers, elected officials and facilities operators nationwide. That’s why the University of Idaho’s President’s Sustainability Symposium is focusing on “Community Stewa...
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Priscilla Salant | Environmental Science | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Southern Idaho | Twin Falls | Office of the President | Duane Nellis | environment | Environmental Science | President's Office | Office of Community Partnerships
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Avista and Water Resources Program Announce Annual Scholarship Winners
Posted: Thursday, February 21 2013
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Environmental Science and Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship. Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo, a doctoral student working with Jan Boll and Erin Brooks of the biological and agricultural engineering department will be awarded $3,000. He is researching th...
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Engineering | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Jan Boll | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Environmental Science | Water Resources | Research | News Release | environment | Environmental Science | Biological and Agricultural Engineering | Water Resources
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Seattle Philanthropists Create Endowed Chair and More at U-Idaho
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A Seattle couple has donated $3.3 million to the University of Idaho to benefit faculty, students and facilities. The gift, from husband and wife Tom Alberg and Judi Beck, will establish the university’s first fully funded endowed chair, a pair of graduate student fellowships, establish a separate faculty excellence fund and pay for costs associated with the constructio...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Anthony S. Davis | Research | News Release | Donor | Funding | Fellowships | Duane Nellis | Kurt Pregitzer | Advancement | CNR
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U-Idaho Ecologists Offer Plans on Preserving Nation’s Biodiversity
Posted: Wednesday, January 23 2013
By Jill Maxwell The protected areas network within the continental United States is often viewed as one of the country’s best tools for securing vegetation communities and the species they support into the future. Yet, the current network of protected U.S. lands does not fully capture the entire range of the country’s vegetation communities or ecological systems. The failure to ade...
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Idaho Geological Survey and U-Idaho Explore for Geothermal Energy
Posted: Thursday, January 10 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to provide the most accurate assessment of high-temperature geothermal energy potential in the region, the Idaho Geological Survey recently drilled new wells in southeastern Idaho. “These new thermal gradient wells will provide the first accurate picture of the heat flow regime beneath this important volcanic province,” said project leader John Welha...
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Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | Eastern Idaho | Geology
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Regents Give Go Ahead For New U-Idaho Research Complex
Posted: Tuesday, December 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Board of Regents at its monthly meeting last week in Coeur d’Alene gave the university the go ahead to invest $3.6 million in planning and preparation for the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. This work will prepare the way for building to begin in 2014 with a target completion date of fall 2016, making it the first academic building co...
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New Year will Bring Change in Ag Dean
Posted: Friday, December 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – John Hammel will close out his time as the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences this month after nine years in the position to pursue full-time teaching and research opportunities. “I have greatly appreciated the time that I have served as dean – in spite of some challenging times, we have seen advances with our partners around the state. I look...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | News Release | Duane Nellis | Extension | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | President's Office | Copy President's Office for Backup
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U-Idaho Biologist Investigates a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - University of Idaho biologist Lee Fortunato’s innovative new research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself. Fortunato, an associate professor of biological sciences, has spent more than 15 years studying human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and her recent research was published today in the Public Library of Scien...
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Transportation Institute Receives $3.4 Million in Further Research Funding
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
The extension of a federal grant will allow researchers at the University of Idaho to continue their work to improve the nation’s transportation system for people and the environment. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, or NIATT, a total of $3.4 million to run a Tier 1 University Transportat...
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Engineering Student Receives President’s Award for Minority Doctoral Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, November 28 2012
In an effort to promote diversity within graduate education and recruit the best and brightest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the University of Idaho’s President’s Doctoral Scholars Award helps minority students continue their studies and research. President M. Duane Nellis has named mechanical engineering student Anthony Rey DeLeon the recipient of...
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Science | Engineering | Research | News Release | Diversity | ibest | engineering | Office of the President
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New Idaho Geological Survey Map a Boon to State’s Economic Development
Posted: Wednesday, October 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Map enthusiasts, geoscientists and resource managers this week will welcome the Idaho Geological Survey’s first release in 35 years of an all-encompassing geologic map of the Gem State. Geologic maps – in addition to showing regular features like mountains, rivers, plains, towns and roads – include details on the distribution, nature and age relationships of rocks, faults and stra...
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National Agricultural Teachers Group Honors U-Idaho Dairy Professor Ahmadzadeh
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
MOSCOW -- Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor of dairy science, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award during the group’s annual conference recently. “Your selection as a NACTA Teacher Fellow is an international recognition of your excellence in teaching and your commitment to the scholarship of...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Research | News Release | Extension | Animal & Veterinary Science: Dairy | Animal Science | Amin Ahmadzadeh
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Changing the World One Leg at a Time: U-Idaho Researcher Breaking Down Barriers for Amputees
Posted: Wednesday, July 25 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – One leg, two legs or no legs, it’s all about living a normal life. Unless you’re South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who will be the first ever amputee to compete in the Olympics on the track – thanks in part to a team of researchers, including University of Idaho’s Craig McGowan. Born without fibulas or the small...
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New Branches (of Knowledge) Help Grow the Tree of Life
Posted: Wednesday, July 18 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a revolutionary time in biology and resulting data are piling up. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho associate professor of biological sciences, and his peers are hoping to add to a global research corps of knowledge focused on evolution, with the help of a three-year, $4 million National Science Foundation grant. “As we’re sequencing whole genomes of a wide v...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Luke Harmon | Biology | Research | News Release | Biology
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Staying Well Ahead of Hackers and Protecting the Public
Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2012
Cybersecurity research at the University of Idaho is helping to safeguard computers’ vast stores of data vital to individuals, companies and complex computer networks controlling everything from banking to the air traffic control system.
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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Jim Alves-Foss | B.S. Computer Science | Computer Science, M.S. or Ph.D. | Research | News Release | Graduate | Security
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Largest Nuclear Energy University Programs Grant Awarded to University of Idaho
Posted: Thursday, May 10 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The United States Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded three new research and development projects to the University of Idaho. The $2.56 million total value of these projects is the largest amount awarded to any single institution. In addition, the University of Idaho was also awarded a three-year graduate fellowship. A total of $4...
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Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Center for Advanced Energy Studies | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Safety
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U-Idaho, University of Maryland Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Over Time Among Healthy Women
Posted: Wednesday, May 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new joint study by the University of Idaho and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences. The scientists believe these microbes affect a woman’s susceptibility to infection and other ...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Microbiology | Biology | Biology | Research | News Release | Scott Wood | ibest | ibest | Biology
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University of Idaho Presents NASA Space Colonization Research
Posted: Thursday, April 26 2012
HOUSTON, Texas – The University of Idaho, in coordination with NASA, is hosting a panel on the research it has done on alternative energy storage capability and how it can be used on Earth and in future space colonization Wednesday, May 2 at the university’s main campus in Moscow. Joe Law, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a team of four student interns will discuss...
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Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Joseph Law | Research | News Release
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Hot Plate Science: High School Students Learn To Make Nanoparticles at U-Idaho-CDA
Posted: Thursday, April 5 2012
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Lake City High School chemistry teacher Kevin Haler has gone deeper into the lab than many K-12 teachers dare to venture. Haler is part of an interdisciplinary research team working in the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene laboratory. They have been studying silver and gold nanoparticles for use in biosensors that can rapidly detect and identify microorganisms an...
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University of Idaho Awarded Two Grants to Advance Sustainable Transportation Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 22 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two grants recently received by the University of Idaho will support the efforts of university researchers to make the nation’s transportation system more sustainable. The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Department of Transportation to lead a national Tier 1 University Tra...
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Collaborative Planning Expert to Speak at University of Idaho Research Park and Moscow Campus
Posted: Wednesday, February 15 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho bioregional planning and community design faculty and research scientists are collaboratively sponsoring a guest lecture by Richard Margerum, associate professor and head of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Magerum will present “Beyond Consensus: Adaptive Management and Organizational Networks in Wat...
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Natural Resources | Science | Geography | Research | News Release | Post Falls | Bioregional Planning
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IGEM and University Research Come Together to Boost Economy
Posted: Wednesday, January 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a tough economy out there. Unpredictable stock markets, fears of further recession and scarce job openings have made it imperative that Idaho do everything it can to keep business doors open and the economy growing. University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis joined with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Boise State University President Bob Kustra and Idaho State University...
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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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Changing the Way the University of Idaho Does Business
Posted: Monday, October 3 2011
By Donna Emert POST FALLS, Idaho – In keeping with the its land-grant mission to share its discoveries and research findings in support of Idaho’s economic development, the University of Idaho is introducing a robust support mechanism for private sector research and development and technology transfer. A newly established not-for-profit entity, the Laboratory for Applied Science Research – LAS...
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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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New U-Idaho Rangeland Center Collaborative Resource for Conservation, Stewardship
Posted: Friday, September 2 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Rangelands cover half of Idaho, half of the West and half of the globe. They affect the ecological health and economic livelihood of the state and region. The challenges that face rangelands are complex and large-scale, and require integrative thinking and innovative practices to maintain and restore these lands and the human communities that rely on them. To address thes...
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University of Idaho Geneticists Develop Key Conservation Tool for Imperiled Amphibian Species
Posted: Friday, July 29 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Shy salamanders, flitting frogs and other anonymous amphibians, whose secretive ways may lead them into harm’s way, will be better protected thanks to a new conservation tool developed by University of Idaho genetic researchers. Caren Goldberg, post-doctoral scientist, and Lisette Waits, professor of wildlife resources in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, rece...
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University of Idaho Scientist’s New Book Taps Emerging Field of Environmental Research
Posted: Thursday, July 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Environmental scientists, military and humanitarian relief professionals, conservation managers and graduate students in a wide range of fields will benefit from a new book edited by a University of Idaho scientist and colleagues on the topic of warfare ecology, a relatively new field of study that examines the relationship between war and ecological systems. "Warfare Ecology: A N...
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University of Idaho Research Assesses Ecological and Social Impact of Extreme Wildfire in Northern Rockies
Posted: Tuesday, July 19 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers recently received $ 1.2 million from NASA to support a study of ecological and social impacts of extreme wildland fires in the U.S. Northern Rockies region. The Northern Rockies region is commonly affected by large-scale wildfires that impact people’s lives and property. However, several unknowns exist of how plants a...
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Natural Resources | Alistair Smith | Peter Goodwin | Jeffrey Hicke | Eva Strand | Troy Hall | Fire Ecology & Management | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Kurt Pregitzer | Fire Ecology & Management
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Crosswalk Insights for the Vision Impaired
Posted: Monday, May 16 2011
Written by Steven Nelson MOSCOW, Idaho – Most people don’t think much about crossing the street. Even at a busy intersection, the "walk" or flashing "don’t walk" signs tell them when it is safe to cross. However, for the vision impaired, it can be challenging as they can’t see the sign or the traffic, or struggle with noise issues created by heavy traffic. Research done at the University of Ida...
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Engineering | Computer Science | Richard Wall | Electrical Engineering | Research | News Release | Graduate | B.S. Electrical Engineering | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Technology Transfer | Computer Science
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USDA Grant Supports Research Team’s Focus on Sustainable Practices for Livestock
Posted: Wednesday, April 27 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Researchers at the University of Idaho will focus their efforts on how to develop a sustainable livestock food system in the Pacific Northwest thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The University of Idaho’s research enterprise is strengthened through the support of interdisciplinary grants such as this,” said Jack McIver, vice president for research and econo...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Business & Economics | John McIver | Dev Shrestha | Tracie Lee | Steven Peterson | Nick Sanyal | Bioregional Planning | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Northern Idaho | Funding | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Eastern Washington
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Nellis to State Board of Education: Academic Success Drives Economic Development
Posted: Thursday, April 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – In a report today to the State Board of Education, University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis said the institution’s overall strength is recognized in many key ways, including academic quality, student success, research vitality and national reputation. Further, Nellis said, success in these areas benefit the state of Idaho by driving economic development and enhancing global co...
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Student EXPO Project Allows State Board of Education to Mine Vital Data
Posted: Thursday, April 21 2011
Mapping out a successful future often depends on the ability to understand the past.
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Engineering | Computer Science | Larry Stauffer | B.S. Computer Science | Research | News Release | Greg Donohoe
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Avista Utilities Establishes University of Idaho Graduate Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Program
Posted: Monday, March 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The importance of water resource issues and the need for environmental stewardship have inspired Avista Corp., a Spokane, Wash.-based energy company, to establish an annual scholarship for graduate students in the pioneering Waters of the West program at the University of Idaho. “Waters of the West is a relatively new program that has already gained some success, promin...
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Law | Engineering | College of Graduate Studies | Jan Boll | Water Resources | Research | News Release | Scholarships | Graduate Education | Natural Resources
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Bridging the Gap: U-Idaho Researchers Receive HERC Funding for Innovation
Posted: Friday, March 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – One of the greatest perils in technology transfer is the Valley of Death – the place where innovative ideas and research go to die before they have the chance to arrive in the marketplace. One thing in particular makes a difference – gap funding. A major challenge with regards to the commercialization of university technology is the funding void between early stage research and a ...
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Gustavo Arrizabalaga | Armando McDonald Redirect | Erik Coats | Kerry Huber | Research | News Release | Funding | Grants | Technology Transfer
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University of Idaho Library Unveils New 3-D Research Technology
Posted: Tuesday, February 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho today unveiled the new home for an IQ Station, state-of-the-art technology that allows faculty, student and staff researchers to see images in 3-D. The IQ Station is a 3-D data modeling box that converts large complex datasets into interactive images. The user has a hand-held device that lets him or her manipulate the 3-D images and see them from different...
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Recipe for Success: $20 Million Grant Supports Collaborative Climate Research
Posted: Friday, February 18 2011
Feb. 18, 2011 MOSCOW, Idaho – Thanks to a major investment announced today by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the University of Idaho will lead research to better understand and plan for a changing climate in the Pacific Northwest. The five-year, $20 million USDA award will fund the work of a research team led by University of Idaho entomologist Sanford...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Sanford Eigenbrode | Agricultural Economics | Research | News Release | Sustainability | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis | Plant Science
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Arctic Adventurer Studies Changing Atmosphere
Posted: Friday, February 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The average temperature is -50 F, and the sun has just begun to make an appearance, but University of Idaho doctoral student Chris Cox doesn’t really mind: it’s the chance of a lifetime to study weather patterns in Greenland. “This is a great opportunity to study my discipline and further my doctoral work,” said Cox. “Their belief in me that I can handle it makes me want...
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Report: Plants Follow Water Downhill, Not Just Higher Temperatures Uphill
Posted: Thursday, January 20 2011
Written by Bill Loftus   MOSCOW – Climate change may allow plants to expand downhill as precipitation increases in addition to expanding uphill as temperatures rise, a University of Idaho geographer says. John Abatzoglou, an assistant professor of geography at Moscow, is among co-authors of a report in the current issue of Science magazine that shows plants in California’...
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World's Largest Science Society Honors Idaho Microbiologist Carolyn Hovde Bohach
Posted: Tuesday, January 11 2011
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho microbiologist Carolyn Hovde Bohach was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Tuesday for her work with E. coli bacteria and a statewide biomedical research network. A College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty member since 1990, Bohach studies the lethal enterohemorrhagic b...
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Donation Drives New Direction of Bioenergy Research at University of Idaho
Posted: Monday, January 3 2011
Written by Alecia Hoene MOSCOW, Idaho – A $25,000 donation from Texas entrepreneur Randy Hill and his company, APT Advanced Trailer and Equipment LP, to the University of Idaho has funded research focused on converting woody biomass to energy. The gift has allowed the university to install a pilot-scale pyrolysis unit at its steam plant. Pyrolysis is a type of incineration that uses almost no ox...
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Many Hands Make Light Work: Robotic Therapy to Help Stroke Patients
Posted: Tuesday, December 14 2010
New technology could help stroke patients regain some mobility after suffering from a stroke.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Research | News Release | Eric Wolbrecht
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Innovations Awards Honor University of Idaho Plant Scientists
Posted: Friday, November 12 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho plant breeder Jack Brown is known internationally for his work with canola, mustard and rapeseed, all oilseeds that produce an impressive range of products with edible and industrial uses. Brown and two fellow College of Agricultural and Life Sciences scientists, potato agronomist Jeff Stark and wheat breeder Robert Zemetra, joined rese...
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University of Idaho Research Leader Gains Seat on Congressional U.S.D.A. Advisory Board
Posted: Wednesday, November 3 2010
Written by Sue McMurray   MOSCOW, Idaho – Steven Daley-Laursen, senior executive to the University of Idaho’s vice president for research and economic development and professor in the College of Natural Resources’ Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences, has been appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to a three-year term on the National Agricultural Research...
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New Research, Funding Opportunities Open Idaho’s Possibilities
Posted: Thursday, October 14 2010
The University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education today approved the university’s proposal to establish an applied research entity to be known as the University of Idaho Laboratory of Applied Science and Research, or LASR.
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Stripes on Mars Research Gains Momentum
Posted: Tuesday, October 5 2010
Few undergraduate students find their work referred to in Nature Magazine and Popular Science, but for Vandal alumnus Daisuke Kobayashi that dream became a reality.
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Science | Geological Sciences | Kenneth Sprenke | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release
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Shreeve and Renfrew Earn Prestigious Recognition from American Chemical Society
Posted: Tuesday, August 3 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The scientific leadership of two University of Idaho faculty members has been honored by the American Chemical Society, the prestigious scientific society. Jean’ne Shreeve, professor of chemistry, and Malcolm Renfrew, professor emeritus of chemistry, have been named as 2010 ACS Fellows. “The American Chemical Society Fellows program is a distinguished affirmation of the critical ...
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Summer Research Programs Cultivate a New Generation of Scientists
Posted: Friday, July 23 2010
Written by Elizabeth Carney MOSCOW, Idaho – Ethan White Temple’s experience with the University of Idaho was limited to attending football games before he participated in Helping Orient Indian Students and Teachers (HOIST) to Science and Mathematics last summer. HOIST is an educational program that encourages Native American youth to complete high school and to pursue science and technology rel...
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Idaho Researchers Aim to Unlock Plasmid Transfer Secrets
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to take the resistance out of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, University of Idaho researchers are getting down to the genetic level to figure out how multi-drug resistance plasmids increase their resistance. Thanks to a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eva Top, professor of biology, and Zaid Abdo, assistant...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Mathematics | Zaid Abdo | Eva Top | Biology | Mathematics | Research | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | ibest
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Idaho “Nose” Explosive Detection: Grant Helps Develop Electronic Sniffer
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho researchers are nose-deep in sniffing out explosive vapors thanks to a recent $900,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense; the funding supports research into the detection of explosives. Idaho’s Patrick Hrdlicka, associate professor of bio-organic chemistry, and David McIlroy, professor of physics, will join Vladimir ...
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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Receives $868,284 Grant for NASA’s Summer of Innovation
Posted: Monday, May 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) was chosen as one of only four states to participate in NASA’s Summer of Innovation (SOI) program. The ISGC’s proposal, Idaho, Montana and Utah – Summer of Innovation: NASA Education and STEM Programs for Underrepresented Populations, was awarded the full grant of $868,284 for the three year program. The SOI experience will b...
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New Courses for Sustainability Distance Education to be Created through Sustainable Idaho Grants
Posted: Monday, April 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Five University of Idaho faculty will receive grants totaling almost $20,000 from the Sustainable Idaho Strategic Initiative through its annual Greening the Curriculum grant competition. The grants will fund the development of new online courses to expand the university’s distance education curriculum related to sustainability. Selected projects have interdisciplinary ap...
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College of Graduate Studies | Greg Möller | Gary Johnson | Michael O'Rourke | Research | News Release | Sustainability
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Larry Branen to Retire, Pursue Research After Diverse, Distinguished Career At Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Bill Loftus COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho – Larry Branen, a food scientist, professor and administrator at the University of Idaho for 27 years, will retire June 30 as its associate vice president and center executive officer for northern Idaho at Coeur d'Alene. Since Branen, 65, began working in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls in 2003, the University of Idaho has expanded on ...
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University of Idaho Students to Launch NASA Funded Project
Posted: Tuesday, April 6 2010
April 6, 2010 MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Near Space Engineering Team, Vandal Atmospheric Science Team, is planning to launch a high altitude balloon on Saturday, April 10. The launch time and location will depend upon weather conditions on the morning of the launch. The goal of the April 10 flight is to measure the aerodynamic stability of a small capsule descending...
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Idaho Technology Creates Lucid Path to Texas
Posted: Friday, March 12 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team with some of the top talent at the University of Idaho is taking their two-time champion business plan to Arlington, Texas, host of the annual World’s Best Technology Showcase as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute business plan competition. The WBT Showcase features between 75 and 100 of...
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A “BEACON” for Real-Time Evolution Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 24 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s excellence in real-time evolution has been nationally recognized by its inclusion in a $25 million grant bringing together scientists across the country to research topics ranging from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to the efficiency of automobiles. The University of Idaho will join four other universities in the creation of B...
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