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Nuclear Reactor Testing Device Opens Doors to Safer Energy in Idaho and the Nation

Posted 11/19/2020 6:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 18, 2020 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls researchers have verified a new process to save communities millions of dollars and speed up development of the world’s first Molten Salt Nuclear Battery (MsNB), a nuclear energy reactor to generate heat and produce electricity. Read more

U of I Sessions Offer Election Analysis

Posted 11/16/2020 6:53:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 13, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium plans two sessions next week at which faculty experts will offer analysis and commentary about the 2020 general election. Read more

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Posted 11/16/2020 6:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 16, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents livestream performances of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, Dec. 4-13. Read more

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Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens at U of I Library

Posted 11/11/2020 9:52:00 PM

“For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” a nationally touring exhibition from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on the Road, opens this week at the University of Idaho Library in partnership with the Latah County Historical Society. Read more

OTT Publishes First Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Posted 11/10/2020 10:38:00 PM

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) introduces its first newsletter, Tips and Tricks, to better keep U of I researchers informed of how technology transfer works at the University of Idaho and how its office can assist with patenting of unique discoveries, innovations and inventions. The first issue discusses preserving patentability and the key considerations in protecting discoveries before a patent is applied for and issued. Read more

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

Zebrafish May Hold Clues for Retinal Regeneration in Humans

Posted 11/19/2020 10:17:00 PM

What can zebrafish do that humans can’t? They can regenerate damaged neurons in their retina for starters. Assistant Professor Diana Mitchell in the Department of Biological Sciences recently received $1.25 million of direct funding from the National Institutes of Health to study specialized immune cells called microglia and macrophages to determine if the function of these cells could help explain why zebrafish have this ability and humans don’t. Read more

S.J. Jung Named Editor-in-Chief of IJMME

Posted 11/13/2020 10:35:00 PM

University of Idaho Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor S.J. Jung has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering (IJMME). IJMME is the top-ranked interdisciplinary and refereed international journal that fosters innovative solutions to the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible exploration and extraction of mineral resources. Read more

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Beyond Awareness: Panel explores ways to help missing and murdered indigenous people

Posted 11/11/2020 10:19:00 PM

This article written by Madison Hardy was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Nov. 11, 2020. Last year nearly 5,600 Native American women were reported missing, and four in five were the victims of violence. Mass movements across North America have raised awareness of missing and murdered indigenous people through organized marches, community meetings, building databases, local city council meetings, tribal council meetings, and domestic violence training for police. Read more

From Ohio to Iowa to Idaho New University Partnerships Bolster Finances and Sustainability

Posted 11/5/2020 12:42:00 AM

This story was written by Allan Marks and published in Forbes on Nov. 3, 2020. Colleges and universities are turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to upgrade campus energy systems, bolstering schools’ financial and environmental resilience. Higher education institutions face pressures to stabilize budgets, boost endowments, and optimize facilities usage. 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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University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

Web: Communications and Marketing

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