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Students Take Their Science Learning Outdoors During Pandemic

Posted 12/17/2021 10:07:00 PM

McCALL, Idaho — Dec. 17, 2020 — In the wake of this year’s pandemic, children from one Idaho school district are getting plenty of fresh air — and teacher time. Read more

WinField United Licenses Chinook, New U of I Winter Canola With Herbicide Resistance

Posted 2/25/2021 6:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 24, 2021 — A Midwest-based company recently licensed a new, herbicide-resistant winter canola variety developed by retired University of Idaho plant breeder Jack Brown and colleagues as a new crop option for wheat growers. Read more

Palouse Pollinator Summit Planned for Feb. 24-25 With Focus on Present, Future

Posted 2/18/2021 10:29:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 18, 2021 — A Pollinator Summit planned online by University of Idaho Extension for Feb. 24 and 25 will focus on pollinators and their habitats on the Palouse and beyond. Read more

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Learn How to Stay Safe on Snow, Ice

Posted 2/17/2021 10:39:00 PM

Environmental Health and Safety received several safety concern reports this week regarding dangerous situations between drivers and pedestrians. The recurring theme of these reports was pedestrians in the roadway. Drivers: Watch for pedestrians as the road may be the only plowed path for them to take. Pedestrians: Stay on plowed sidewalks and use designated crosswalks as much as possible, even if it means crossing the street. Read more

Progress Survey Engages Campus to Support Students

Posted 2/12/2021 9:55:00 PM

Starting this week and through Tuesday, Feb. 18, course instructors will evaluate students’ academic progress for the spring term using the online VandalStar Progress Survey. This assessment tool and process gives instructors an immediate way to notify students who are earning a D, F and/or having attendance issues. Students receive an email directly from VandalStar and will also see a VandalStar system alert “flag” on their dashboard. Read more

Outdoor Storage Is Being Cleaned Out, Reorganized

Posted 2/4/2021 10:36:00 PM

Facilities maintains an outdoor storage lot behind the main Facilities building which has been used for additional storage by departments across campus. To document items and clean up this lot, Facilities will surplus items which are no longer claimed or needed by departments. In addition, they will be implementing a monthly storage fee to encourage management of the items stored there and to maintain the space. Read more

Forney Awarded Visiting Endowed Chair at University of Puerto Rico

Posted 2/22/2021 10:56:00 PM

University Distinguished Professor Larry J. Forney has been awarded the Hispanics in Research Capability Visiting Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Read more

Paper Explores Use of Shell Material to Gather DNA From Mollusks

Posted 2/19/2021 7:34:00 PM

Kelly Martin, a biology doctorate student, and two faculty members, including Christine Parent, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Lisette Waits, distinguished professor in the College of Natural Resources, jointly produced a paper on mollusk shells that appeared in BioScience, a peer-reviewed science journal published by Oxford University. Read more

U of I in the News

Study: U of I’s Teacher Prep Program Highlighted for Racial Diversity, High Admissions Standards

Posted 2/24/2021 9:30:00 PM

This story written by Devin Boykin was published on Feb. 22 on IdahoEdNews.org. The University of Idaho’s teacher preparation program is among the nation’s best at maintaining high admissions standards while still establishing a racially diverse student body, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank says. Read more

A Jazzy Masterpiece

Posted 2/19/2021 10:23:00 PM

This story written by Devin Weeks was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Feb. 19. An eye-catching, jazzy masterpiece created by a Coeur d'Alene artist is the perfect accompaniment for a music festival named for a jazz musician. A digital creation by Riley Helal has been selected as the commemorative artwork for the U of I's 54th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, a virtual event set for 25-27. 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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University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

Web: Communications and Marketing

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