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UI Scientist Helps ‘Weigh’ Saturn’s Brightest Ring

Posted Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:35:00 -0800

A recent study from NASA's Cassini mission proves that, in the mysterious and beautiful rings of Saturn, appearances can be deceiving. Researchers led by University of Idaho assistant professor of physics Matthew Hedman “weighed” the central parts of Saturn’s most massive ring for the first time, and the results suggest the ring is much less massive than some researchers had expected. Read more

UI Researchers: The U.S. Must Address the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Wildfire

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The United States must make preparing for and adapting to wildfire a top national priority, says a team of University of Idaho researchers and their international partners in a paper published today in the journal BioScience. Read more

IBEST Optical Imaging Core Open House Jan. 21

Posted Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:43:00 -0800


The IBEST Optical Imaging Core will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at its shared facility at Life Science South 450. The IBEST Optical Imaging Core offers microscopy, flow cytometry and analysis services to both on- and off-campus investigators. Drop by to see the instruments and meet the director, Ann Norton, and share your research goals. For more information, contact Ann Norton at asnorton@uidaho.edu or (208) 885-5191.
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Doctoral Student’s Research on Carbon Emissions from Earth’s Interior in Nature Geosciences

Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho geology doctoral student James Muirhead is co-author of a paper about carbon emissions from Earth’s interior and their effects on the atmosphere published in Nature Geoscience. Read more

IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program Open for Proposals

Posted Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:01:00 -0800

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) Pilot Project Grant Program fosters research at the University of Idaho by funding one or two grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinent to human health.
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College of Science Hill Fellowship Winners Announced

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:47:00 -0800

The UI College of Science is pleased to announce this year’s Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships to the following students: Elijah Benson (Biology), “Bound and gagged: effects of tetherin against diverse respiratory viruses”, Tanya Miura, mentor. Read more

UI Professor’s Studies of Animal, Human Movement Featured at Science Pub hosted by the Palouse Discovery Science Center

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:29:00 -0800

Leaping kangaroos, galloping grizzly bears and sprinting Paralympic athletes have more in common than you’d expect: They all provide insight into the ways animals, including humans, move through their environments. Read more

Administrative Financial Specialist, Geological Sciences

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:09:00 -0800

The College of Science - Geological Sciences is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Financial Specialist. This position is open to current University of Idaho Employees only. This position will manage academic, business and financial operations of the Geological Sciences Department; provide administrative support to the chair, faculty and students; manage office operation; and contribute to a team effort. For more information and to apply, click here. This position closes on Monday, Nov. 16.
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UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

Seminar Looks at Cascading Consequences of Wildfire

Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Crystal Kolden of the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Cascading Consequences of Wildfire: An Integrated Hazards and Vulnerability Approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more

National Report Advocates for Environmental Research; UI on Right Track

Posted Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is prepared to help address America’s pressing needs in food, water and energy security, according to a faculty member who helped write the National Science Foundation’s new 10-year outlook for environmental research. Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Celebrates National Geologic Map Day with Bonners Ferry Area Map

Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:10:00 -0700

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is celebrating National Geologic Map Day 2015 on Friday, Oct. 16, by promoting its 200th geologic map under the national STATEMAP program.
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Idaho Geological Survey, UI Department of Geological Sciences Host Great Idaho ShakeOut Activities

Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:36:00 -0700

Vandals and Idahoans across the state are invited to “drop, cover and hold on” at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 as part of the Great Idaho ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever with more than 110,000 registered participants. Read more

Call for Proposals for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds

Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Proposals are now being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds. The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions for the purpose of enhancing collections-based botanical research at the University of Idaho and growing collections in the Stillinger Herbarium. Read more

Translational Research Session on Oct. 15

Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

UI researchers are invited to an open session about translational research from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Morrill Hall Room 402. The session will be presented by Robert Langer and James Kenyon, the principal investigator and project coordinator of the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN), based at the University of Nevada. Read more

UI Partners to Build New Exhibit About Boise Watershed

Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Boise is proud to partner with CH2MHill, the city of Boise and Boise WaterShed Exhibits to support the construction of the Boise WaterShed River Campus for the expanded Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Read more

UI-WSU Study Finds Local Input Can Ease Conflict During Wildland Fires

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Large wildfires like those burning across the Northwest this summer are ripe with opportunity for conflict between landowners, many of whom have generations of family history on the land, and highly-trained but transient incident management teams. Read more

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