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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program in Molecular and Organismal Evolution
Posted: Thursday, January 15
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce a new summer research program for undergraduates, made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. This new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will actively engage students in independent research in the areas of molecular and organismal evolution. Research interests in the Department of Biological Scienc...
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UI Researchers Form Ebola Working Group
Posted: Monday, January 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan. 12, 2015 – In response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Africa, researchers at the University of Idaho have formed the Ebola Working Group to create tools to help track and treat the disease – and potentially other viruses. The group, a subset of the university’s newly formed Collaboratorium for Modeling Complex Problems, is tackling two pr...
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Discover Idaho’s Wildflowers with New App
Posted: Monday, December 22 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, the University of Washington’s Herbarium at the Burke Museum and Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium have partnered with High Country Apps to create the “Idaho Wildflowers” app, now available for iOS, Android and Kindle devices.  The app includes profiles of mo...
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Research Funding Opportunity
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary studies is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 IBEST Pilot Grant Program. This is an opportunity for faculty to obtain funds to catalyze new research initiatives on campus. The IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program will fund 1-2 grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinen...
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2014 Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships Recipients
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The 2014 fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2015) are as follows: Alexandra Adams, Geology (Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Cassel) Jonah Bartrand, Physics and Geology (Faculty mentor: Dave McIlroy) Catherine Brands, Biology (Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba) Paul Hanna, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kristopher Waynant) Each fellowship consists of a scholarship awar...
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College of Science students receive Award For Excellence
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
At a banquet last Friday hosted by the UI Alumni Association, the following College of Science students were recognized with that group’s “Award For Excellence”: Mariah Eckwright, Mathematics Shannon Gill, Molecular Biology and Biochemistrys Mickinzie Johnson, Biologys Skylar Penberthy, Biologys Ebenezer Jones-Mensah, Chemistry graduate students Jennifer ...
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New Mathematical Biology Undergraduate Degree Option
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
The Math Department is excited to announce the new undergraduate degree option in Mathematical Biology. This applied option combines courses in mathematics and biology for a future in the growing fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Students in this area take courses (and sometimes carry out research) at the interface of biology and math. Topics often include aspects of ecology, gen...
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Informational Meeting About Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, October 8 2014
With a goal of stimulating entrepreneurship at Idaho’s colleges and universities, Zions Bank has launched the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a business model and business plan competition offering over $150,000 in prizes. All colleges and universities in the Gem State are invited to participate and the University of Idaho is currently screening ideas to enter into the Spring 2015 Challenge....
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4 2014
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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UI Receives $1.2 Million to Bring New Life to Undergraduate Research Labs
Posted: Thursday, May 29 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 29, 2014 – Students in beginning chemistry, biology, environmental science and microbiology courses at the University of Idaho will soon get a revamped laboratory experience that allows them to tackle real-world problems. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant to UI’s Biosciences Retention and Academic Innovatio...
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