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U of I Professor Releases Two Piano Albums

Posted 5/12/2021 4:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 11, 2021 — Pianist Roger McVey, associate professor of piano at University of Idaho, has released two new albums. Read more

U of I to Graduate More Than 1,500 During Eight In-Person Ceremonies; Kramer, Gramer, Shaw to Receive Honorary Degrees

Posted 5/10/2021 11:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 10, 2021 — A total of 1,519 University of Idaho students have applied for 1,761 degrees for the spring semester, which ends Friday, May 14. Read more

U of I College of Law to Honor Elsaesser, Davis

Posted 5/7/2021 5:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 7, 2021 — The University of Idaho College of Law is honoring two alumni for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession during commencement ceremonies this month. Read more

Faculty and Staff

Attend the Quarterly University Events Council Meeting April 8

Posted 4/1/2021 9:10:00 PM

Attend the university-wide Events Council meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, via Zoom. The Events Council serves the U of I community by sharing event resources and best practices, providing onboarding and training, matching up experienced people on campus as mentors to new staff and unifying or streamlining the events processes. Register online. Read more

New VandalStar Alert Flags Go Live

Posted 3/22/2021 8:09:00 PM

Starting this week, two new alert flags — “Registration ALERT-Student Accounts Hold” and “Registration ALERT-Advisor Hold” — will go live and be added to students’ VandalStar accounts. If a student has a current university bill over $500 and/or needs to meet with their academic or faculty advisor, the student will receive an email notification with suggested action steps to address their hold(s). An orange alert flag will also be added to their VandalStar account. Read more

Early Warning Grade Progress Survey Update

Posted 3/11/2021 11:09:00 PM

In mid-February, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting Early Warning Grade Progress Surveys in VandalStar. Course instructor response rate for Spring 2021 was 62% and represented a 9% increase over the Spring 2020 response rate of 53%. Total sections reporting increased from 1,019 in Spring 2020 to 1,155 in Spring 2021. More than 15,000 VandalStar alert flags and kudos were added to students’ VandalStar accounts in a 10-day period. Read more

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Daniele Tonina Co-Authors Publication to Better Predict Stream Contribution to Greenhouse Emissions

Posted 5/14/2021 5:26:00 PM

University of Idaho Center for Ecohydraulics Research Associate Professor Daniele Tonina co-authored a publication on the role streams and rivers play in contributing large amounts of greenhouse gases around the world. The publication, “Controls on Nitrous Oxide Emissions From the Hyporheic Zones of Streams,” covers emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas commonly found in streams and known for a warming potential 300 times that of carbon dioxide. Read more

VandalStar Committee Cares and Leads

Posted 5/13/2021 5:22:00 PM

Thank you to the VandalStar Implementation Committee for its continued partnership and commitment in leading the development of VandalStar at U of I. The members of this committee — which include students, faculty and staff — meet regularly to provide input and a guiding voice to create a supportive system that serves all students and their academic success goals. Read more

U of I in the News

Building a Better World: U of I Architecture Students Designed, Constructed Improvements Outside Cafe

Posted 5/14/2021 10:52:00 PM

This story written by Garrett Cabeza was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on May 14. MOSCOW — One World Cafe in Moscow has been busy making its world bigger and better this year. For starters, it expanded into the former Mock Orange restaurant adjacent to the coffee shop, where it now serves food and alcohol. Now, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture students are finishing up sidewalk seating improvements to the Main and Sixth streets sides of the business. Read more

His Studies Sparked a Fire

Posted 5/14/2021 4:28:00 PM

This story written by William Spence was published by the Lewiston Tribune on Friday, May 14. MOSCOW — Author Norman Maclean tapped into a Western archetype with the title of his 1992 book, “Young Men and Fire.” Fighting fire and, let’s admit it, playing with fire are activities young men are drawn to. It’s fun, exciting and, at times, it’s dangerous. Read more

In Memoriam

James Edward Calvert Jr

Posted 1/26/2021 8:26:00 PM

James Edward Calvert Jr. passed away Jan. 21. James joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Idaho in 1967. He was a dedicated teacher and mentor and was known for his work to prepare future elementary teachers and computer scientists. While serving as chair of the Math Department for 11 years, he created the innovative Pólya Math Learning Center to support students. Read more

Janice ‘Jan’ Elizabeth Pitkin

Posted 1/26/2021 8:24:00 PM

Janice “Jan” Elizabeth Pitkin passed away Jan. 21 at her home in Moscow. Jan worked at the University of Idaho in the News Bureau before transferring to the Department of Plant, Soils and Entomological Sciences where she worked for almost 16 years. She later transferred to the College of Natural Resources in the Department of Forest Products for another 10 years. Read more


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