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Murdock Grant Supports Commercialization of UI-Developed Technology

Posted Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:11:02 PST

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... Read more

UI and WSU Receive Grant to Help Communities Prepare for, Recover from Wildfires

Posted Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:06:44 PST

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... Read more

Moscow Science Teachers Hike Mountain for UI Youth Science Program

Posted Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:10:40 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The experience of science camp is so important that two Moscow High School science teachers are enduring a 92-mile hike with 22,000-foot elevation change in five days to raise money for the Moscow sixth graders to attend the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Mark Shipley and Ken Berger will hike the Wonderland Trail around... Read more

Climate and Fires Tightly Linked Over the Past Century in the Northern Rocky Mountains

Posted Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:56:59 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 2, 2015 – Despite large changes in forest management and fire suppression, climate strongly influences wildfire activity in the northern Rocky Mountains, according to research published by a team of University of Idaho and U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The increase in wildfires in the past 30 years coincides with an increase in warm, dry summer conditions... Read more

David Pfeiffer Appointed Director of Undergraduate Research

Posted Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:54:06 PST

David Pfeiffer has been appointed the University of Idaho’s Director of Undergraduate Research. Pfeiffer joined the University of Idaho in January 2014 as a professor in biological sciences. Prior to this he was on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage for 13 years. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the director of the Office of Undergraduate... Read more

UI Researcher’s Work Reveals Pattern in Earth’s Copper Deposits

Posted Mon, 11 May 2015 09:02:04 PST

MOSCOW, Idaho – May 11, 2015 – About 75 percent of the world’s copper comes from porphyry copper deposits. A new study from the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan unearths how these economically valuable deposits are distributed around the world. The research, published today in Nature Geosciences online, indicates that climate helps drive the erosion process tha... Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Researcher, UI Geologists Available to Discuss Idaho Quakes

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:56:04 PST

The Sandpoint area of northern Idaho was rocked by three earthquakes the evening of April 23 and early morning of April 24. The University of Idaho has two geological experts available to speak to media: • Bill Phillips, a University of Idaho research geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey, is available to talk to the media about the quakes and how scientists are investigating them. To ar... Read more

College of Science Faculty and Early Career Award

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:27:49 PST

Distinguished Faculty Award Each year the University of Idaho College of Science recognizes one faculty member with the Distinguished Faculty Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic and research missions of the college. Recipients from recent years include Dr. David McIlroy, Dr. Eva Top, and Dr. Deborah Stenkamp. This year’s recipient is Profess... Read more

UI Professors to Speak at Climate Change Forum

Posted Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:21:21 PST

University of Idaho chemistry Professor Tom Bitterwolf, Ph.D., will discuss changes in weather patterns and the impact on geographies, peoples and politics across the globe from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the 1912 Center, as part of a Climate Change Forum sponsored by The Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition. The forum, which runs Friday and Saturday, is free and open to the public. ... Read more

UI Receives $10.6 Million Grant from National Institutes of Health

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PST

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho nearly $10.6 million to support the university’s new Center for Modeling Complex Interactions, which will build UI’s research capabilities and expertise in the area of collaborative modeling. The center will focus its efforts on using mathematical, statistical and molecular models to address biomedical research quest... Read more


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