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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit to Display Artwork From U of I MFA Students

Posted 4/12/2021 9:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2021 — The Prichard Art Gallery is featuring work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the exhibit “Intervention.” A closing reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 21. Read more

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted 4/7/2021 8:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 7, 2021 — Two University of Idaho students were selected from a pool of 5,000 candidates nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more

Idaho Team Develops DNA-Based Forecasting Framework to Assist in Species Recovery

Posted 4/6/2021 4:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 6, 2021 — A University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University study published in Restoration Ecology demonstrates how genomic data could be used in conservation efforts, specifically translocation, or the moving of plants and animals from one location to another. Translocation is a key component of many conservation plans. 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

Vandal Giving Day 2021 Sets Record

Posted 4/9/2021 8:46:00 PM

Vandal Giving Day 2021 raised more funds than ever due in large part to the support of faculty and staff. The online event April 6-7 brought in $669,510 from 1,622 gifts to benefit students, programs, faculty and facilities. Read more

Combining QPI and Deep Learning to Improve Subcellular Imaging

Posted 4/9/2021 8:39:00 PM

Researchers from the University of Idaho and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are improving the ability to study the metabolism and dynamics of living cells. In a new paper published in PLOS One, Northwest Knowledge Network Director Luke Sheneman, Associate Professor of Physics Andreas Vasdekis and MIT Chemical Engineering Professor Gregory Stephanopoulos develop a unique framework for performing accurate, high-throughput and non-invasive subcellular imaging and classification. Read more

U of I in the News

The Mission? Fight space germs

Posted 4/7/2021 4:32:00 PM

This story written by Scott Jackson was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on April 4. With the help of much younger, somewhat smaller scientists, a team of University of Idaho seniors studying chemical engineering have designed an experiment that will be delivered to the International Space Station next year. The experiment will explore the comparative effectiveness of bacteria-resistant polymers in a microgravity — or weightless — environment. Read more

How a Group of U of I Students Are Using Bandanas to Help Stop Sexual Violence Against Farmworker Women

Posted 3/31/2021 6:35:00 PM

Sexual harassment is not a new issue farmworker women have had to face. According to Justice for Migrant Women, 80% of farmworker women surveyed in California said they have experienced sexual harassment while out working in the fields. University of Idaho student Beatrice Santiago used to work out in the fields every summer with her family. She says she recalls hearing stories of women being sexually harassed while out working in the fields. 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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Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

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