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Full-Time U of I Enrollment Down 3%; Decrease Greater with Dual-Credit and Non-Degree

Posted 10/20/2020 7:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 20, 2020 — Overall enrollment at the University of Idaho for Fall 2020 is 10,791. This is a 9.5% decrease overall. Much of the decrease comes from a decline in dual-credit students – high school students who are enrolled for credit – of 584, and non-degree students. This was unexpected and most likely due to COVID-19. Read more

Registration Is Open for Virtual High School Design Day

Posted 10/19/2020 5:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 19, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture invites high school students to experience student life as an emerging designer during High School Design Day, offered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, Nov. 7. Read more

University of Idaho Earns $30K from Dairy West to Support Sports Nutrition

Posted 10/14/2020 8:46:00 PM

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2020 — Dairy West has awarded the University of Idaho $30,000 as part of the Sports Nutrition Partnership Grant. Read more

Faculty and Staff

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

Posted 10/20/2020 9:55:00 PM

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Course instructor’s response rate, at 69% was the highest for any term thus far. The Fall 2019 submission rate was 52% with 1,034 total sections reporting. Fall 2020 term represents a 33% increase in overall submissions with 1,163 total sections completing progress surveys. Read more

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research

Posted 10/20/2020 9:52:00 PM

With the help of a more than $300,000 major research instrumentation grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer. To be housed in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC), this state-of-the-art 3-D printer can print large, geometrically detailed and flexible 3-D structures. Read more

Admin Parking Lot Closed During Construction

Posted 10/12/2020 10:13:00 PM

The Campus Drive/Administration Building Circle Construction Project requires the closure of the main entrance to Gold Lot 40 (Administration Building) via Campus Drive from Monday, Oct. 19, to Monday, Nov. 9. While prep and concrete pouring will only take a few days, the concrete will require three weeks of curing. Read more

Book by Priscilla Wegars Is Now Available for Purchase

Posted 10/15/2020 9:21:00 PM

Priscilla Wegars, affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator, Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), has published “Polly Bemis: The Life and Times of a Chinese American Pioneer,” which is available for purchase online. Polly Bemis, the mistakenly named “Lalu Nathoy” of books and film, was forcibly brought to the United States and Idaho Territory in 1872 when she was 18. Read more

Yager Earns $540K in DOE Funding Toward Preserving Idaho River Systems

Posted 10/8/2020 9:07:00 PM

Elowyn Yager, University of Idaho Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor and Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) director, is part of a team working to better understand variations in riverbed nutrients and predict problems in Idaho river systems. Yager and researchers including Andy Tranmer from CER, Janice Brahney from Utah State University and Joel Rowland of Los Alamos National Laboratory were awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Read more

U of I in the News

University of Idaho Marching Band Gets Creative Amid COVID-19

Posted 10/16/2020 9:35:00 PM

This story and video were produced by Taylor Viydo and published on Oct. 12, 2020, by KREM2. MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho Vandal marching band is getting creative when it comes to performing amidst COVID-19. The band doesn't have any fall football games to play at first and foremost. More importantly, band leaders have opted to take a cautious approach when it comes to students playing woodwind and brass instruments that could potentially spread contagious aerosols. Read more

Bay Watchers Keep an Eye on Coeur d’Alene Lake

Posted 8/27/2020 10:40:00 PM

This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Along the shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake, citizen scientists are keeping a close eye and detailed log of changes in the water. Read more

In Memoriam

Russell C. Biggam

Posted 10/16/2020 8:47:00 PM

Russell C. Biggam passed away Oct. 12 in Moscow. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1972 with his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, he worked as an aquatic entomologist at the university until he retired in 2008. Read more

Donald R. Johnson

Posted 10/15/2020 9:14:00 PM

Donald R. Johnson, a long-time professor at the University of Idaho, passed away at home in Coeur d’Alene Oct. 10. Don grew up in Newport, Washington, spending a lot of time on Diamond Lake. His interest in animals led to his study of biology at the University of Idaho, which he attended with the assistance of a Navy ROTC scholarship. Don was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's in biology in 1953. He served as an officer in the U.S. Read more

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Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

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Contact

University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

Web: Communications and Marketing

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