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Palouse Region Benefits from Nonstop Flight to Boise

Posted 6/17/2021 7:11:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 17, 2021 — The Palouse and surrounding region will benefit from easier access to Boise with the addition of a nonstop flight from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Alaska Air announced the new service today. Tickets are on sale now, and flights begin Aug. 18. Read more

U of I Researcher Leads Effort to Define Sheep Genomes’ Effects on Breeds’ Qualities

Posted 6/16/2021 5:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2021 — A University of Idaho-led project will define how different genomes determine unique qualities of popular domestic sheep breeds and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Read more

U of I Launches Cybersecurity Master’s Program, Expanding Degree Offerings to Meet Skyrocketing Demand

Posted 6/16/2021 4:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2021 — Cybersecurity job openings in Idaho have increased 160% since 2015, according to a recent Idaho Department of Labor report, and the University of Idaho is adding to its degree offerings to meet state and national demand. 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

University of Idaho Arena Benefits the Region in Multiple Ways

Posted 6/14/2021 4:43:00 PM

This story and interview by Glenn Vaagen of the Pacific Northwest Ag Network were published on June 10. Work continues on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, constructed adjacent to the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. What makes the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena unique is the fact that it was constructed with mass timber. 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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