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U of I Investing in Downtown Moscow with Proposed Police Station Purchase

Posted 6/24/2021 8:27:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 24, 2021 — Through investing in downtown property and building equity, the University of Idaho is re-envisioning a downtown art gallery that further expands opportunities for students, local and regional artists and provides space for other types of displays. The university’s intent to purchase the Moscow Police Station on East Fourth Street will be discussed Monday by the Moscow City Council. Read more

Architecture Students Win Ann Morrison Park Design Competition

Posted 6/24/2021 6:55:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — June 24, 2021 — Four students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture captured first, second and third place in a statewide competition to design a new entryway for the Ann Morrison Park in Boise. Read more

U of I Students Earn National Awards for Theater Work

Posted 6/24/2021 6:49:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 23, 2021 — Two University of Idaho theatre students earned top awards during the virtual national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), and one student received a regional theatre teaching award. Read more

Faculty and Staff

Artificial Intelligence Workshop Survey Is Open Through June 14

Posted 6/3/2021 6:54:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development is organizing a one-day faculty workshop on artificial intelligence. The goal is to identify existing concentrations of faculty expertise in this area and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. If you are interested in participating in this workshop in early September, complete a brief 60-second survey. Read more

Become a Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar

Posted 5/28/2021 6:47:00 PM

The University of Idaho offers support to faculty members interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. To learn more, listen to the archived webinar “The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: What's New for 2022 – 2023.” View the 2022-23 Fulbright Faculty Scholar Catalog and read the blog “5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Application.” The deadline for Fulbright U.S. Read more

Learn About Surplus Totes, Options

Posted 5/20/2021 3:49:00 PM

As the school year ends and departments begin cleaning their working areas, keep the following guidelines in mind to ensure the proper disposal of university equipment and materials and keep the university equipment functioning properly. Read more

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Dawn Sweet Has Paper Published

Posted 6/10/2021 9:57:00 PM

Dawn Sweet, assistant professor in Communication and Psychology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, recently published a paper about the relationship among mindfulness, rumination, depression, stress, anxiety, communication apprehension and willingness to communicate among veterinary medicine students. Students and practitioners of veterinary medicine experience higher rates of suicide and depression than other professions. Read more

Thousands Experience U of I Engineering Education Through Virtual and In-Person EXPO

Posted 5/28/2021 6:57:00 PM

More than 5,000 virtual users across 28 countries experienced engineering and computer science education at the University of Idaho through the 28th annual 2021 Engineering Design EXPO. Visitors were invited to engage in the event through a variety of virtual and in-person pathways. Read more

U of I in the News

State Auctions Ag Parcels in Growing SW Idaho for Big Premium

Posted 6/22/2021 4:50:00 PM

This story by Brad Carlson appeared in the Capital Press on June 15. An auction of state-owned farmland in the growing Caldwell, Idaho, area generated nearly six times its appraised value. Idaho Department of Lands officials said two adjacent parcels totaling 282 acres sold at a June 11 auction for $35.2 million. Their combined appraised value was about $6 million. The University of Idaho has leased the parcels for agricultural research since the 1940s. Read more

Direct Flights Between Boise and Moscow-Pullman to Resume in August

Posted 6/22/2021 2:55:00 PM

This story by KTVB-TV in Boise was published on June 17. BOISE, Idaho — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and if those points are hundreds of miles apart, the fastest way to get there is by airplane — but for several years now, that kind of service between Boise and north-central Idaho hasn't existed. That's about to change. Alaska Airlines and the University of Idaho announced that nonstop service between Boise and the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is a done deal. 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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