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U of I Political Science Department Receives $1 Million for Endowed Professorship

Posted 1/22/2021 5:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 22, 2021 — University of Idaho students interested in learning about East Asian politics and economics will have a new course of study beginning in 2022, thanks to a $1 million endowment from a U of I alumnus and former student body vice president. Read more

U of I Presents Free Virtual Reading of ‘Her Sister’

Posted 1/21/2021 11:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2021 — What happens to those whose stories are never told? The play “Her Sister” explores identity in the face of loss and meaning in suffering though the mind and memory of Margot Frank, the older sister of perhaps the most famous Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. Read more

University of Idaho to Hold Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

Posted 1/20/2021 7:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 20, 2021 — Edward Onaci, associate professor of history and African American and Africana studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will present the University of Idaho’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address at 5 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Read more

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Protect High-Risk University Electronic Data

Posted 1/25/2021 10:53:00 PM

Thursday, Jan. 28, is Data Privacy Day. You might think that it is the job of ITS to protect the university’s electronic data — and you would be partially right. All Vandals have a critical role in protecting university data. It is particularly important that everyone understand their responsibilities, especially around high-risk data such as health information, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and bank or credit account numbers. Read more

VandalStar Expands Online Referral Options to Help Students

Posted 1/15/2021 7:56:00 PM

Faculty and staff now have six ways to connect students in a timely and virtual way to free campus resources and services. This is by using the VandalStar referral feature. The six programs onboard and ready to serve students using this online referral system are: Academic Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Pre-Health Professions, Career Services, BEAMS and Student Support Services-TRIO. Read more

Learn About Communicating Your Policy Analysis; Register by Jan. 25

Posted 1/12/2021 10:06:00 PM

Individuals interested in science policy are invited to participate in a two-part Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship professional development seminar on “Communicating Your Policy Analysis.” This interactive workshop will take place over two 1.5-hour sessions beginning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. In this session, learn how to develop a policy elevator pitch and a policy brief. Read more

Researchers Publish Findings on Consequences of Ventenata to Native Bunchgrasses

Posted 1/25/2021 11:38:00 PM

A research article by U of I Research Specialist Lisa Jones, Professor Tim Prather and alumnus Cleve Davis was recently published in the Invasive Plant Science and Management journal. The article describes the patterns of the annual grass ventenata and its infestation of Palouse prairie and canyon grasslands of North Idaho over the past 30 years. Read more

Kudos to the CLASS Dean’s Office

Posted 1/21/2021 10:41:00 PM

Thank you to those working in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences dean’s office: Alisa Goolsby, Kenwyn Richards, Julie Albrecht, Shawna Bertlin, Charles Tibbals, Sophie Becker, Kacey Parks, Suzi Ball, Mia Goodwin, Bob Hoffmann, Drew Moreno, Scott Brown, Traci Craig and Mark Warner. Thank you for your incredible work and for supporting students and colleagues. You’ve helped everyone get through this challenging year. Read more

U of I in the News

New U of I Degree Program Works to Fill Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

Posted 1/13/2021 12:44:00 AM

This story was produced by Doug Nadvornick of Spokane Public Radio and published on Jan. 10. Russia’s recent hack of United States government agencies and private companies has brought the spotlight back to America’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It also brought a spotlight to the reality that the U.S. doesn’t have nearly enough qualified people who work in the cybersecurity field. The University of Idaho is working to fill the demand with a new bachelor’s degree program. Read more

Idaho Moose Research Shows Potential Causes of Recent Declines

Posted 1/7/2021 6:03:00 PM

University of Idaho scientists in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game — which manages the state’s Shiras moose and sets hunting regulations — are exploring why some Idaho moose populations are on the decline. Read more

In Memoriam

Moriah Lenhart-Wees

Posted 12/10/2020 11:54:00 PM

Moriah Lenhart-Wees passed away Dec. 9 in Boise. Moriah was a programming and advising specialist for the University of Idaho Confucius Institute and College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences from August 2016 to January 2019. While working for the Confucius Institute in Boise, she welcomed and embraced Chinese instructors, took them around Boise, introduced them to their new co-workers and promoted their cooking, language and culture classes. Read more

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

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Phone: 208-885-6291

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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

U of I Media Contacts