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The Daily Register is a publication of the University of Idaho designed to share policy issues, news and events with the campus community. As the primary communication medium for official information, it is delivered to all faculty and staff via email daily during the work week. This publication only prints items of university interest. Events must be sponsored by official university units or organizations.

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July 26 to Aug. 1, 2021
All events are free, located on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Are Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 17 via Zoom. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance, during the event or just listen to the discussion. Questions submitted in advance will help shape the conversation and should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled. Learn more or submit a question.
 

Online Safety Program Required for New Students

All first-year undergraduate students under 24, regardless of their university location and including transfers, are required to complete the online required safety program, “Voices for Change,” that will launch early August. Completion is due by Friday, Sept. 10, to avoid a registration hold. Read more online or email voicesforchange@uidaho.edu with questions. Faculty or staff who missed the stakeholder overview session can e-mail that address for a recording. 
 

Borah Foundation and Committee Announce the 2021 Symposium

The 2021 Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” scheduled Oct. 11-13 at the University of Idaho will investigate the impacts of pandemics on peace and conflicts. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations or exacerbate international tensions. Using the recent pandemic as a starting point, the symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. It will also focus on steps that can be taken now to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis. Read more.
 

View the Office of Technology Transfer ‘StartUp Series’ Videos on New YouTube Channel

The Office of Technology Transfer announces the first three videos of its “StartUp Stories” speaker series are ready for viewing on its new YouTube channel. The series features conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers. Researchers who have created startups and business owners who have partnered with researchers to create marketable products are interviewed to share their knowledge with the university community. The aim is to share discussions about the process of commercializing discoveries with real-world applications.
 

Vandals in the Park Picnic Is Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene

Vandals in the Park Picnic, a first-time event in Coeur d’Alene with President Scott Green and Joe Vandal, will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at McEuen Park. All current, future and forever Vandals and their families are welcome. Celebrate 2020-21 U of I Coeur d’Alene graduates while also recognizing current students and those who are just beginning their Vandal journey. Bring the family, plus lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy the music of U of I alumnus and Coeur d’Alene native Colby Acuff ’19. RSVP online.
 

Kip Moore Concert Tickets Are On Sale

Kip Moore will rock the campus for a fall semester kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at U of I’s newly refurbished East Practice Field practice facility next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Moore, a multi-platinum-selling artist, is known for bringing the “Good Life” to audiences nationwide. Tickets are on sale online.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Available

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunities — National Science Foundation, 2024 American National Election Study Competition, accelerated NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 2; and National Institutes of Health, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program, NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 9. For more information and to submit a NOI or concept paper to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the UI InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions Team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

University Credits Available for High School Students

Qualified high school students are eligible to enroll in on-campus and online courses at the dual credit rate. Students must have parent and high school approval and a 2.5 GPA minimum. For more information, contact the Dual Credit Office at dualcredit@uidaho.edu.
 

Screen on the Green this Friday Features ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Free summer movies continue through Thursday, Aug. 26, on campus. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s Screen on the Green features “Godzilla vs. Kong” at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 30, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Learn more.
 

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP.
 

Proposals for Taking Students Abroad Being Accepted

It’s time to plan and submit proposals for taking students abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 as a part of a course, volunteer or internship experience. Education Abroad will work with you and/or interested colleagues to plan and submit a program proposal meeting university policies and practices to mitigate risk and liability. Proposals are due Friday, Aug. 20, leaving time for recruitment and necessary planning prior to departure. Direct questions to kwraychettri@uidaho.edu.
 

Summer Writing Support Offered

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant will be available for online consultations through Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.
 

IBEST Reorganizes into Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is now part of the new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS). To accurately represent the capabilities of its staff and infrastructure, IBEST renamed its parent institute. The name change is intended to better reflect the skills housed within the institute and the research computing, genomics and bioinformatics resources that are used by researchers throughout the university. Read more.
 

ASCEND Hub Webinar Presents ‘Angel Investing – Ask the Expert!’

The ASCEND Hub and University of Idaho Technology Transfer announce a webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29. Drew Tulchin, president, New Mexico Angels, will speak about research funding from an investor’s perspective in the interactive webinar. New Mexico Angels is the only New Mexico-based group of individual accredited angel investors focused on investing in early-stage companies in the Southwest. ASCEND and the New Mexico Angels recently formed a partnership to provide access to resources for the National Institutes of Health-designated Western IDeA States. Register here.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park Slated for Thursday

Join the Vandal Family on Thursday, July 29, for a fun-filled day at the annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park near Athol. You’ll get an hour of early access to Roller Coaster Alley with a Vandal Day Gold Pass. Then enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing Panic Plunge and a quiet, family-friendly dinner. There’s a ticket package for everyone. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 28. Discounted tickets are not available at the door.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Summer Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Online via Zoom
Effective Performance Management and Performance Evaluation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Online
Vandals in the Park: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, July 28, Nampa Recreation Center
Vandal Day at Silverwood: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Athol
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session III Four-Week Classes: Friday, July 30
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Screen on the Green Featuring ‘Godzilla vs. Kong:’ 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 30, Theophilus Tower Lawn

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Story

An Inspired Design: Competition Allows Student to Grow as a Designer

Sonya Fernandes grew up surrounded by art and design. With a mother and sister who are both designers, it was no surprise when the Post Falls native decided to pursue a career in interior architecture at the University of Idaho. “I was heavily influenced by the artistic passions of my mom and sister,” said Fernandes, a recent graduate of the Interior Architecture and Design Program in the College of Art and Architecture. “Their passions quickly became my passion.” Read more.

News Releases

After Two Decades, U of I’s INBRE Program Has Attracted $170M For Student Research

Over the past two decades, more than $170 million has been generated for biomedical research in Idaho’s state and private colleges and universities thanks to a network administered by the University of Idaho called INBRE. Recipients of the grants — scientists, doctors and students from Idaho — will converge on Moscow July 26-29 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of INBRE (The IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) and share their research. The conference will also celebrate the fulfillment of its goal to provide research opportunities to Idaho undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Read more.

U of I in the News

Oral History Project Focuses on Now-Absent Caribou

This story by Eli Francovich was published by The Spokesman-Review on July 15.

When in 2019 Canadian biologists captured the sole surviving member of a caribou herd that still occasionally wandered into Idaho, a species disappeared from the contiguous United States. How long would it take the land and its animals, including humans, to forget about the so-called “gray ghosts?” That’s a question Jack Kredell and Christopher Lamb, both master’s students at the University of Idaho, are exploring via a multimedia website combining oral histories from biologists, conservation officers and about 20 residents who encountered the animals in the Selkirk Mountains. Read more

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Stay Engaged with U of I Employee Facebook Group

University Communications and Marketing launched a private employee Facebook group. U of I employees who are interested in using Facebook to receive and share work-related information and connect with co-workers can join the group here. You can also search for the group name “UI Faculty and Staff News & Events.” Once joined, you can modify your notifications to receive as many or as a few notices about group postings as you wish. Learn more.

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Vandals in the Park Picnic Is July 27 in Coeur d’Alene

Vandals in the Park Picnic, a first-time event in Coeur d’Alene with President Scott Green and Joe Vandal, will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at McEuen Park. All current, future and forever Vandals and their families are welcome. Celebrate 2020-21 U of I Coeur d’Alene graduates while also recognizing current students and those who are just beginning their Vandal journey. Bring the family, plus lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy the music of U of I alumnus and Coeur d’Alene native Colby Acuff ’19. Cost is $10 for those 13 and older; $5 for ages 6 to 12; and free for Coeur d’Alene Center students. RSVP online.
 

Kip Moore Concert Tickets Go On Sale July 21

Kip Moore will rock the campus for a fall semester kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at U of I’s newly refurbished East Practice Field practice facility next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Moore, a multi-platinum-selling artist, is known for bringing the Good Life to audiences nationwide. Tickets go on sale online at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 21.
 

Drive-In Featuring ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Friday

Free summer movies continue on campus through Thursday, Aug. 26. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s drive-in features "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 9 p.m. Friday, July 23 in the gravel parking lot of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Gates open at 8 p.m. Learn more and see the schedule.
 

Sixth Street will be Partially Closed Thursday

Sixth Street near the Extension building will be partially closed on Thursday, July 22, due to Avista Utilities performing high-pressure gas work. The north side of the road will be closed, and there will be single-lane traffic open on the south side. Avista will have flaggers. If you have questions, call 208-885-6246.
 

Technology Support Personnel Are Training This Week

Technology support personnel from across the university are attending annual training this week through Thursday, July 22. They are learning about new and updated technologies and processes to better support the university. Projects and other work will be scheduled after this week. Personnel will be monitoring tickets as they come in and will respond to urgent tickets as soon as possible.
 

IBEST Reorganizes into Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is now part of the new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS). To accurately represent the capabilities of its staff and infrastructure, IBEST renamed its parent institute. Th name change is intended to better reflect the skills housed within the institute and the research computing, genomics and bioinformatics resources that are used by researchers throughout the university. Read more.
 

ASCEND Hub Webinar Presents ‘Angel Investing – Ask the Expert!’

The ASCEND Hub and University of Idaho Technology Transfer announce a webinar at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29. Drew Tulchin, president, New Mexico Angels, will speak about research funding from an investor’s perspective in the interactive webinar. New Mexico Angels is the only New Mexico-based group of individual accredited angel investors focused on investing in early-stage companies in the Southwest. Recently, ASCEND and the New Mexico Angels formed a partnership to provide access to resources for the National Institutes of Health-designated Western IDeA States. Register here.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park Slated for July 29

Join the Vandal Family on Thursday, July 29, for a fun-filled day at the annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park near Athol. You’ll get an hour of early access to Roller Coaster Alley with a Vandal Day Gold Pass. Then enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing Panic Plunge and a quiet, family-friendly dinner. There’s a ticket package for everyone. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 28. Discounted tickets are not available at the door.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Dig’nIT Cosmetic Chemistry Camp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23, Coeur d’Alene Center
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, July 21, Nampa Recreation Center
Ada County Vandal Picnic: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, July 21, Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Boise
McCall Summer Reunion: Thursday, July 22, through Saturday, July 24
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session III Six-Week Classes: Friday, July 23
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 23, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Improve Posture and Body Alignment: Stretch, Strengthen, Breathe: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, Online via Zoom
Moscow Drive-In Featuring ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’: 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 23, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Vandal Raft Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain time, Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25, Riggins

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Story

Understanding Impacts of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Recent University of Idaho graduate Jenna Ball, an exercise science and health major, graduated with something few have — research experience from a comprehensive study on the relationship between sedentary lifestyle and body composition. She and her mentor, Chantal Vella, exercise science and health professor, set out to research the associations between sedentary behaviors and markers of muscle health in adults. Similar studies had been done prior, but no one had gone beyond survey questionnaires. This study is especially timely due to the uptick in sedentary behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

U of I in the News

Using Data to Predict the Next Landslide

This story by Scott Jackson appeared in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on July 3.

The Idaho Geological Survey has released a new, statewide inventory of landslide data with an aim of developing a tool that can predict the likelihood of future slides and potentially aid in transportation and civil planning, among other disciplines. Claudio Berti, a state geologist and director of the Idaho Geological Survey, said the new database contains more than 2,400 landslide events, including everything from slides that are still considered active, to those that deformed the landscape thousands of years ago but are no longer active. Read more.
 

The ‘Heat Dome’: What It Is and What Could Happen if We Continue to See More

This story written by Scott Jackson was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 30.

With the Northwest gripped in an unprecedented “heat dome,” University of Idaho scientists say it is too early to tie the phenomenon to climate change, but summers with several days of temperatures above 100 degrees could be a sampling of what’s to come if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Spring 2021 Graduate Lists Released

U of I salutes 1,465 Spring 2021 graduates as they carry their Vandal education and experience into the world to make a difference. See the lists.

Job Opportunities

View a complete listing of career opportunities available at the University of Idaho.

Employee Announcements

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University Communications and Marketing compiles and distributes via email a daily list of University of Idaho-related stories in the media. If you’d like to receive “University of Idaho in the News,” email Brian Walker, external communications coordinator, at bwalker@uidaho.edu.
 

U of I is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. Tobacco cessation resources are available.

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July 12-18, 2021
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Faculty and Staff News

Screen on the Green this Friday Features ‘The War with Grandpa’

Free summer movies continue through Aug. 26 on campus. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s Screen on the Green features “The War with Grandpa” at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 16, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Learn more.
 

Proposals for Taking Students Abroad Being Accepted

Plan and submit proposals for taking students abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 as a part of a course, volunteer or internship experience. Education Abroad will work with you and/or interested colleagues to plan and submit a program proposal meeting university policies and practices to mitigate risk and liability. Proposals are due Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, leaving time for recruitment and necessary planning prior to departure. Direct questions to kwraychettri@uidaho.edu.
 

Vandals-n-S’mores set for Wednesday

The Palouse Alumni Chapter invites alumni, fans and friends for a fun free night with local Vandals and delicious S’mores 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at 1314 Andy Ave., Moscow. The Office of Alumni Relations will provide the ingredients. Bring a blanket or chair and your Vandal spirit. RSVP online.
 

Q2 Benefit Me! Newsletter is Available

The latest edition of the Benefit Me! Newsletter includes wellness resources, information on maintaining healthy eyes and VSP frames and lens benefits available through the new online eyewear store Eyeconic.
 

IBEST Reorganizes into Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) is now part of the new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS). To accurately represent the capabilities of its staff and infrastructure, IBEST renamed its parent institute. This name change is intended to better reflect the skills housed within the institute and the research computing, genomics and bioinformatics resources that are used by researchers throughout the university. Read more.
 

Researchers Seek Study Participants with Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers are seeking adults 18 years and older, with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, to participate in a two-visit study investigating the interaction of diet, physical activity and gut microbiome on diabetic neuropathy. Measurements will include surveys for dietary history and physical activity levels, finger stick blood test to measure risk factors and stool sample for the gut microbiome. A $45 gift card will be provided upon completion of the study. For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory at exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007.
 

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park Slated for July 29

Join the Vandal Family on Thursday, July 29, for a fun-filled day at the annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park near Athol. You’ll get an hour of early access to Roller Coaster Alley with a Vandal Day Gold Pass. Then enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing Panic Plunge and a quiet, family-friendly dinner. There’s a ticket package for everyone. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 28. Discounted tickets are not available at the door.
 

HealthEquity Enhanced Login Experience

In the coming weeks, HealthEquity will launch a new log-in process that includes the latest security protocols for all HealthEquity pre-taxed spending accounts, including flexible spending accounts (FSA), health reimbursement accounts (HSA) and dependent care spending accounts (DCSA). Enrollees may be asked to update and verify their credentials, which may include phone number, username, email, a security question and answer beyond the increased security. HealthEquity believes the enhanced log-in process will lead to greater satisfaction and more efficient utilization. If you would like to know more about these enhancements or have any questions, contact HealthEquity at 888-769-8696 or visit healthequity.com.
 

Feeding Wildlife Prohibited at U of I

As tempting as it may be, feeding wildlife on campus is prohibited for several reasons, including it being a practice that is harmful to wildlife populations in the long run. U of I policy (APM 40.22) states, “Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations.” Read more.
 

Catering Office Offers Ordering Platform Guidance

Idaho Eats is hosting weekly virtual catering office hours to help guide people through the new catering ordering platform, Spoonfed. Join the catering office on Zoom 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday, July 29.
 

U of I Campus Mail Delivery Times Will Fluctuate

Campus Mail’s delivery route times will fluctuate this summer depending on mail load. Though daily delivery will still occur, allow for varying delivery times. For more information, contact Campus Mail at 208-885-7011.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Summer Session III Four-Week Classes Begin: Monday, July 12
‘Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds’ Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Deadline to Add or Drop with Refund Summer Session III Four-Week Classes: Wednesday, July 14
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain Wednesday, July 14, Nampa Recreation Center
Vandals-n-S’mores: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1314 Andy Ave., Moscow
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer II Eight-Week Classes: Friday, July 16
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 16, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Screen on the Green Featuring ‘The War with Grandpa’: 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 16, Theophilus Tower Lawn

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Story

Creating Community-Focused Medical Professionals

Alumna Delaney Wagers ’20 from Boise knew before coming to University of Idaho that she would become a physician’s assistant or follow a pre-med undergraduate track. She had always been interested in helping others and the science of the human body. U of I’s medical sciences degree seemed a perfect fit for her interests and career goals. The medical sciences degree is new to the university. It was developed to support students who plan to go into all fields relating to medical and clinical work. Read more.

News Releases

Vandals Unveil New Outdoor Turf Field

Paired with the new Idaho Central Credit Union Arena opening this fall, the Vandal Athletics facilities will have a new look in 2021-22 when fans are officially welcomed back to campus. The outdoor turf field, east of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, has been renovated thanks primarily to contributions from DuRae Scott McDonald Foundation, Greg and Debra McDonald, who saw an opportunity to give back to the university they love. Read more.
 

U of I Plans Free Arboretum Concert for July 12

“Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” a free annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, at the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Read more.

U of I in the News

Idaho Geological Survey Uses 2,400 Landslide Events to Create Tool

This story by Scott Jackson appeared in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on July 3.

The Idaho Geological Survey has released a new, statewide inventory of landslide data with an aim of developing a tool that can predict the likelihood of future slides and potentially aid in transportation and civil planning, among other disciplines. Claudio Berti, a state geologist and director of the Idaho Geological Survey, said the new database contains more than 2,400 landslide events, including everything from slides that are still considered active, to those that deformed the landscape thousands of years ago but are no longer active. Read more.
 

Being Fatigued can be Deadly for Firefighters: How One U of I Professor is Trying to Help

This story by Stephanie Garibay appeared on KSAW-TV on July 6. 

Being fatigued while doing your job can cause your performance levels to decrease, but having to fight fires while being sleep-deprived can be deadly. University of Idaho Professor Randy Brooks witnessed this after three of his son’s teammates were killed after fighting a fire with only a couple of hours of sleep the night before. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Former Vandal to Compete at Olympics

Former Vandal Alycia Butterworth will compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as a member of Team Canada. Butterworth will run in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Read more.
 

U of I Faculty Member, Alumna Win Literature Fellowships

Brian Blanchfield, associate professor and creative writing director in the Department of English, and Lauren Westerfield, alumna of the MFA program in creative writing and assistant professor of English at Washington State University, were awarded Literature Fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Both will receive $5,000. The awards, given every two years, “recognize outstanding writers, honoring work deemed to exhibit the highest artistic merit during peer review.” Applicants were reviewed anonymously by out-of-state panelists and were judged on existing work and professional history.
 

3D Imaging and Printing Lab Development Begins Thanks to Murdock and NSF Grants

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Idaho can soon scan and print some of the largest and most complex three-dimensional biomedical structures in the Pacific Northwest. A recent $250,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Scientific Research Instrumentation Program this summer combined with a grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program in Fall 2020 will secure equipment purchases and allow development to begin this summer on U of I’s 3D Imaging and Printing Laboratory. Completion of the lab is expected by October. Read more.
 

Marshall Ma Part of Team to Release NASA Planetary Data Report

University of Idaho Computer Science Assistant Professor Marshall Ma served on the independent review board for NASA’s Planetary Data Ecosystem, delivering actionable items recommendations for the agency’s Planetary Science Division’s long-term planning and support. Comprised of nearly 40 experts from various fields including academia, industry, government and the public, the review board crossed a wide spectrum of focus areas such as project management, science, engineering and the user base through five sub-committees: Archiving, Searching, Utilization, Mining & Automation and Inter-Relational. View the full report.

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New Catering Services Provider Chosen, Ordering Platform Guidance Available

Carved and Crafted by Idaho Eats has been tapped as the university’s new catering services provider. Carved and Crafted Catering will take pride in representing your event and providing your guests with a quality experience from start to finish, no matter the size. Need to book food and beverages for your next event? Visit Spoonfed, the new catering online ordering platform, to get started. Learn more about Carved and Crafted Catering. Idaho Eats is hosting weekly virtual catering office hours to help guide people through the new catering ordering platform. Join the catering office on Zoom 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday, July 29.
 

Annual Arboretum Concert Scheduled for July 12

“Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual free outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, at University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden. It is sponsored by the Arboretum Associates and U of I’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) and will be on the west side of the upper pond in the arboretum on Nez Perce Drive near the U of I Golf Course. The program will include chamber music from U of I faculty members, student soloists and composers, a chamber choir, the Palouse Brass and a percussion ensemble. There also will be bluegrass, Klezmer and Brazilian music. David Billingsley, a U of I theatre graduate, will narrate a piece adapted by LHSOM Professor Dan Bukvich from an Edgar Allen Poe short story, accompanied by the Arboretum Chamber Players and Singers. Parking is available in the golf course lot, along Nez Perce Drive and near the barn in the arboretum lot reached via Palouse River Drive. Limited transportation from Nez Perce Drive to the concert area will be available for anyone who has difficulty walking. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park Slated for July 29

Join the Vandal Family on Thursday, July 29, for a fun-filled day at the annual Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park near Athol. You’ll get an hour of early access to Roller Coaster Alley with a Vandal Day Gold Pass. Then enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing Panic Plunge and a quiet, family-friendly dinner. There’s a ticket package for everyone. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 28. Discounted tickets are not available at the door.
 

CAES to Hold ‘Shark Tank’ Information Session

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) will hold an information session for its annual “shark tank” competition at 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 7. CAES Annual Pitch Event 2021: Pathways to INL Net Zero is open to anyone in the CAES community who has ideas to accelerate Idaho National Laboratory’s net-zero initiative, which aims to spur laboratory operations to achieve net-zero carbon emissions within 10 years. Initial submissions are due by Sunday, Aug. 1. The field of contestants will be culled throughout the summer to a semifinal round and, ultimately, a live final competition on Thursday, Sept. 2. Three first-place winners will emerge, each awarded $20,000 in program-development funding to help further the idea, either for implementation at INL or to assist in the pursuit of follow-on federal funding. Visit the CAES website to join the information session or find more information.
 

U of I’s Statewide Law School Prepares to Meet Future Legal Needs of Idaho

The demand for law education in the state is growing, and the University of Idaho is Idaho’s law school. The university was looking for creative solutions to space constraints, specifically for the Boise location, when a Vandal alumnus and longtime benefactor, Jeff Stoddard, proposed a partnership as he considered purchasing the former Concordia University School of Law building at 501 Front St. The timely conversation and proposal led to a request to the State Board of Education for the university to lease the building from Stoddard and move the law school to the Front Street building. Read more.
 

Register for Group Fitness Classes

Registration for Summer Session 2 group fitness classes is open. Classes start the week of July 12, and the registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Visit Recreation and Wellbeing for more information and to register.
 

U of I Campus Mail Delivery Times Will Fluctuate

Campus Mail’s delivery route times will fluctuate this summer depending on mail load. Though daily delivery will still occur, allow for varying delivery times. For more information, contact Campus Mail at 208-885-7011 or campusmail@uidaho.edu.
 

New Website Unveiled for Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), which manages intellectual property for research and innovation at the university, announces the launch of its new website. Learn how OTT can help researchers. The Learning Center page lists links to other resources to learn about intellectual property, entrepreneurship and small business development. The OTT service portal and personnel page are also available. The site makes finding information about technology licensing and intellectual property protection easier. The new website features its own landing page and navigation for “Business and Industry” that includes technologies available for licensing to industry, including agricultural, biomedical and other technologies, as well as introductory pages about how to fund a project and become a corporate partner.
 

ORED Announces Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development requests notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunities with an upcoming NOI deadline of Monday, July 19. The opportunities include: National Science Foundation, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation; and Simons Foundation, Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science. For more information and to submit a NOI to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

Library to Resume Normal Summer Hours Tuesday

The library will resume normal summer hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday — starting today, Tuesday, July 6.
 

Green Dot/Title IX Sexual Misconduct Research Is Underway

Vandal Green Dot is in partnership with researchers from Idaho State University to conduct a research project exploring knowledge and perceptions about sexual misconduct on and near campus. Researchers are contacting a random sample of university faculty and staff for semi-structured interviews. Names of participants and any identifying information will be kept in strict confidence. Consider participating if contacted by this group. The project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. Email the Dean of Students Office at askjoe@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Parking and Transportation Pit Crew Services

Dead car battery? Keys locked in your car? Flat tire? No problem. Parking and Transportation Services offers free pit crew services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on U of I-managed property on the Moscow campus. Pit crew is one of several services PTS offers to the Vandal Family to keep campus moving. Learn more at I-Safety.
 

Summer Writing Center Support Is Available

Writing Center tutors will be available for writing tutoring and support through Friday, Aug. 6. Visit the online calendar to view the schedule and make an appointment.
 

Support for APR and Faculty-Led Assessment Work Available

Support for the annual program review processes and faculty-led assessment model are available online. If you missed the live trainings in May, these are now available online. Additional training opportunities will be announced later this summer. In the meantime, email assessment@uidaho.edu to schedule a consultation or individual training session.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Effective Performance Management and Performance Evaluation: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 7, Online
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, Parking lot 60 east of Parking and Transportation Services
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, Online via Zoom
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, July 7, Nampa Recreation Center
Palouse Alumni Comedy Night: 6-11 p.m. Wednesday July 7, University Inn Best Western
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session II Six-Week Classes: Friday, July 9
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 9, Bruce M. Pitman Center
‘You Can Unmute’ by Jessica Chapman: 6-7 p.m. Friday, July 9, Online via Zoom
Moscow Drive-In Featuring ‘Stand By Me:’ 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 9, ASUI Kibbie Activity Center
‘You Can Unmute’ by Jessica Chapman: 6-7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Online via Zoom
‘You Can Unmute’ by Jessica Chapman: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, Online via Zoom

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In Memoriam

Margie Schaper Remembered

Parking and Transportation Services sorrowfully shares that Margie Schaper, senior parking attendant, passed away peacefully on June 23. Margie has been a fixture on campus since 1992, when she began working the east parking lot of the Kibbie Dome for football games. If she missed working even three games over the past 29 years, we’d be surprised. Read more.

Featured Story

The Power of Partnerships

A heavily timbered swath of almost 80 square miles of mixed-ownership land in northern Idaho is managed using a model of collaboration that is becoming more common across the landscape. The Buckskin Saddle project is among more than 21 million acres of forestland in the Gem State where private landowners and state and federal forest managers work side-by-side with industry, conservationists and environmental groups to make a healthier forest. Read more.

News Releases

New Idaho Landslide Inventory Database to Assist with Hazard Mitigation

The Idaho Geological Survey has released a new statewide inventory of landslides that will assist emergency managers and planners with hazard mitigation and identification of problematic hot spots. Read more.

U of I in the News

University of Idaho plans for police station take step forward

This story by Garrett Cabeza was published by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 29.

The sale of the Moscow police station to the University of Idaho took one step forward Monday after the Moscow City Council Public Works/Finance Committee expressed support of the proposed $975,000 sale that would allow the university to convert the space into an art gallery, VandalStore and community space. “It sounds like a great addition to downtown,” Councilor Maureen Laflin said. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Location: Signature With the Email Signature Generator

The U of I Brand Resource Center is full of tools to implement our brand, which defines who we are, who we serve and how we project the best of ourselves and our university to the world. An easy, yet impactful, place to start is with email signatures. Just fill out a form and the Email Signature Generator will create a sharp, on-brand signature for emails. Create your signature.
 

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

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Participants Sought for Infant Feeding Practices Study

Participants are needed for a research study through the Margaret Ritchie School of Family Consumer Sciences under Assistant Professor Annie Roe regarding infant feeding practices in Idaho. Participants can take the online survey, which was approved by the University of Idaho’s Institutional Review Board, in under 30 minutes. They will receive a $20 electronic Amazon gift card once their contact information is received at the end of the survey. The projects seeks caregivers of children ages 2 months to 5 years old. Participants must provide what the child eats and drinks and be Idaho residents. Take the survey. For questions, email aroe@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-1709. 
 

 

U of I Campus Mail Delivery Times Will Fluctuate

Campus Mail’s delivery route times will fluctuate this summer depending on mail load. Though daily delivery will still occur, allow for varying delivery times. For more information, contact Campus Mail at 208-885-7011 or campusmail@uidaho.edu.
 

New Website Unveiled for Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), which manages intellectual property for research and innovation at the university, announces the launch of its new website. It makes finding information about technology licensing and intellectual property protection easier. The new website features its own landing page and navigation for “Business and Industry” that includes technologies available for licensing to industry, including agricultural, biomedical and other technologies, as well as introductory pages about how to fund a project and become a corporate partner. Learn how OTT can help researchers. The Learning Center page lists links to other resources to learn about intellectual property, entrepreneurship and small business development. The OTT service portal and personnel page are also available.
 

Free Summer Rec Center Access Is Available

All U of I employees can enjoy free access to the Student Recreation Center through Sunday, Aug. 8. Employees need a valid employee VandalCard to access the SRC. This summer membership special gives university employees access to weights, courts, cardio equipment, indoor track, Climbing Center, day use lockers and showers. All SRC visitors are asked to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. All patrons who are not vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings while at the SRC. Email srcmembership@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

Research Study Participants Needed

Researchers are seeking adults 18 years and older, with and without Type 2 diabetes, to participate in a two-visit study investigating the interaction of diet, physical activity and gut microbiome on diabetic neuropathy. Measurements will include surveys for dietary history and physical activity levels, finger stick blood test to measure risk factors and stool sample for the gut microbiome. A $45 gift card will be provided upon completion of the study. For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory at exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007.
 

Screen on the Green Opens with ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Thursday at 9 p.m.

Free summer movies have returned to campus through Thursday, Aug. 26. Drive in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green sponsored by Auxiliary Services and the Department of Student Involvement. This week’s Screen on the Green features “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Thursday, July 1, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Film starts at 9 p.m. Learn more about the movies.
 

Green Dot/Title IX Sexual Misconduct Research Is Underway

Vandal Green Dot is in partnership with researchers from Idaho State University to conduct a research project exploring knowledge and perceptions about sexual misconduct on and near campus. Researchers are contacting a random sample of university faculty and staff for semi-structured interviews. Names of participants and any identifying information will be kept in strict confidence. Consider participating if contacted by this group. The project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. Email the Dean of Students Office at askjoe@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Expiration Dates for IRB Protocols Established

As of Thursday, July 1, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Exempt and Expedited protocols will be assigned an expiration date. Exempt protocols will expire five years from their initial approval date; Expedited protocols three years. The policy is also retroactive, but studies approved prior to July 1 will be given an expiration date as though they were approved after July 1. Each primary investigator and study contact will receive a notice when the expiration date has been assigned. This change will allow the IRB to close out protocols that are no longer active and have protocols use more recent versions of forms in VERAS. For additional information, see the policy or contact the IRB coordinator at irb@uidaho.edu
 

Summer Writing Center Support Is Available

Writing Center tutors will be available for writing tutoring and support through Friday, Aug. 6. Visit the online calendar to view the schedule and make an appointment.
 

Register for Group Fitness Classes

Registration for Summer Session 2 group fitness classes is open. Classes start the week of July 12, and the registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Visit Recreation and Wellbeing for more information and to register.
 

Applications for New Limited Submission Funding Sought

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline — Francis Family Foundation: Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research, NOI deadline July 12, 2021. For more information and to submit an NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the InfoReady Review homepage. Contact ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu if you have questions.
 

Catering Office Offers Ordering Platform Guidance

Idaho Eats is hosting weekly virtual catering office hours to help guide people through the new catering ordering platform, Spoonfed. Join the catering office on Zoom 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday, July 29.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Summer Session III Six-Week Classes Begin: Monday, June 28
AHA Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Training: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, June 28, J.W. Martin Lab, Room 42
Humanizing the Shopping Experience: 9-9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, Online
Explore Wycliffe Live: Ask Us Anything: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, Online
Deadline to Add or Drop With Refund Summer Session III Six-Week Classes: Wednesday, June 30
AHA Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Training: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 30, J.W. Martin Lab, Room 42
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Diabetes Prevention Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain, Wednesday, June 30, Nampa Recreation Center
Screen on the Green Featuring ‘Raya and the Last Dragon:’ 9-11 p.m. Thursday, July 1, Theophilus Tower Lawn
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session I 12-Week Classes: Friday, July 2
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session II Four-Week Classes: Friday, July 2
Independence Day: Sunday, July 4
Independence Day (Observed): Monday, July 5

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Not Your Regular Cup of Joe

The black firearm he carried for most of his military career inspired the name of former University of Idaho student Evan Hafer’s brand of coffee. The sacrifice of fellow service members inspired his recent gift to a U of I veterans’ program. The two are indelibly linked. Hafer, who grew up in Weippe and Lewiston and who attended U of I to study political science, spent 20 years in the Army, mostly as a Green Beret. During slow times on duty, often with a black rifle hanging from a sling on his back, he perfected his hobby of roasting coffee. When Hafer left the military, he turned his aromatic pastime into the multimillion-dollar Black Rifle Coffee Company. Read more.

News Releases

U of I Investing in Downtown Moscow with Proposed Police Station Purchase

Through investing in downtown property and building equity, the University of Idaho is re-envisioning a downtown art gallery that further expands opportunities for students, local and regional artists and provides space for other types of displays. The university’s intent to purchase the Moscow Police Station on East Fourth Street will be discussed today, Monday, June 28, by the Moscow City Council. Read more.
 

Architecture Students Win Ann Morrison Park Design Competition

Four students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture captured first, second and third place in a statewide competition to design a new entryway for the Ann Morrison Park in Boise. Read more.
 

U of I Students Earn National Awards for Theatre Work

Two University of Idaho theatre students earned top awards during the virtual national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), and one student received a regional theatre teaching award. Read more.
 

U of I Presents New Adult Comedy ‘You can Unmute’

The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents a three-night livestream reading of the adult comedy drama “You can Unmute” Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 11. Read more.

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Direct Flights Between Boise and Moscow-Pullman to Resume in August

This story by KTVB-TV in Boise was published on June 17.

BOISE, Idaho — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and if those points are hundreds of miles apart, the fastest way to get there is by airplane — but for several years now, that kind of service between Boise and north-central Idaho hasn’t existed. That’s about to change. Alaska Airlines and the University of Idaho announced that nonstop service between Boise and the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is a done deal. Read more.  

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Help Promote Researchers in the News

Help share U of I research with the public. Faculty members who have an upcoming journal publication and think their research is newsworthy may contact either UCM Science and Content Writer Leigh Cooper or their college’s marketing and communications manager. There may be interest in publicizing the work with a press release, social media, etc. Please reach out soon after a paper has been accepted and before publication.
 

Subscribe to ‘U of I in the News’

University Communications and Marketing compiles and distributes via email a daily list of University of Idaho-related stories in the media. If you’d like to receive “University of Idaho in the News,” email Brian Walker, external communications coordinator, at bwalker@uidaho.edu.
 

Reminder: U of I is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. Find out more about tobacco cessation resources.

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Kent Nelson’s Retirement Celebration set for Wednesday

Please join a retirement celebration honoring Kent Nelson, University of Idaho’s general counsel. He is retiring after working nearly 15 years for U of I. A small gathering will be held 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, at the U of I Golf Course. Hosted hors d’oeuvres and no-host beverages will be available. RSVP here. If you have questions, email idahoevents@uidaho.edu.
 

2021 Jim Anderson Memorial Vandal Scramble Is Saturday

Join the Vandal Family at the 2021 Jim Anderson Memorial Vandal Scramble on Saturday, June 26, at the U of I Golf Course to raise funds for athletic scholarships. The schedule includes: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration; 11:30 a.m., no-host lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 5 p.m., cocktail reception at Best Western University Inn; and 6:30 p.m., dinner at Best Western University Inn. Format is a four-person scramble. Divisions include Gross-Top 3 Teams, Net-Top 3 Teams and Women’s Team Maximum Handicap. Contests include Long Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole-in-One. There will be silent and live auctions. Attire is Vandal gear. For more information, contact Eric Anderson at ericanderson@uidaho.edu. Register here
 

New Catering Services Provider Chosen

Carved and Crafted by Idaho Eats has been tapped as the university’s new catering services provider. Carved and Crafted Catering will provide your event’s guests with a quality experience from start to finish, no matter the size. Visit Spoonfed, the new catering online ordering platform, to book food and beverages for your next event. Learn more about Carved and Crafted Catering.  
 

Discontinue Use of COVID-Telework Codes for Time Entry

Per President Scott Green’s April 19 memo, all employees who have not already returned to their pre-COVID-19 workspace and without ongoing approved flexplace agreements or ADA accommodations are expected to return to work in person at their university-provided workspace by Thursday, July 1. Therefore, the “COVID-19 Telework EX FAC” and “COVID-19 Telework Classified” earnings codes will be removed from the timesheets and entry of remote work hours will no longer be necessary.  
 

Vandal Health Clinic Summer Location Is Available

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, dependents, faculty and staff. The clinic will be temporarily relocated for the summer break to the Gritman Moscow Family Medicine QuickCare office, 2500 W. A St. behind Walmart. Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.  
 

Green Dot/Title IX Sexual Misconduct Research Is Underway

Vandal Green Dot is in partnership with researchers from Idaho State University to conduct a research project exploring knowledge and perceptions about sexual misconduct on and near campus. Researchers are contacting a random sample of university faculty and staff for semi-structured interviews. Names of participants and any identifying information will be kept in strict confidence. Consider participating if contacted by this group. The project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. Email the Dean of Students Office at askjoe@uidaho.edu with questions. 
 

Expiration Dates for IRB Protocols Established

As of July 1, 2021, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Exempt and Expedited protocols will be assigned an expiration date. Exempt protocols will expire five years from their initial approval date; Expedited protocols three years. The policy is also retroactive, but studies approved prior to July 1, 2021, will be given an expiration date as though they were approved after July 1, 2021. Each primary investigator and study contact will receive a notice when the expiration date has been assigned. This change will allow the IRB to close out protocols that are no longer active and have protocols use more recent versions of forms in VERAS. For more information, see the policy or contact the IRB coordinator at irb@uidaho.edu.  
 

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

The next Events Council meeting is 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, in person and via Zoom. Events Council provides a forum and resource for event colleagues to unify and streamline the process of planning meaningful gatherings. If you are directly or indirectly involved in planning and executing U of I meetings or events, RSVP
 

ORED Announces Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline — Idaho Department of Commerce, FY22 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Grant Program – Round 1, deadline: July 12, 2021. For more information and to submit a NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.  
 

Summer Daily Register Submission Deadline Announced

The deadline for submissions to the weekly summer Daily Register is noon on Thursdays. All newsletters will resume a normal schedule and deadline the week of Aug. 15. Submit an item for the Daily Register
 

Graduate Writing Support Is Available This Summer

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant is available for online consultations until Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment. 
 

Support for APR and Faculty-Led Assessment Work Is Available

Support for the annual program review processes and faculty-led assessment model are available online if you missed the live trainings in May. Additional training opportunities will be announced later this summer. Email assessment@uidaho.edu to schedule a consultation or individual training session if needed before then. 
 

Tree Work Is Ahead

Maintaining our beautiful campus landscaping is a year-round project for Facilities. Tree work done by the arboriculture team is an essential part of keeping these trees in good condition and can minimize the chance of limbs or even whole trees coming down unexpectedly. During this work, take sensible precautions to keep yourself injury-free. Read on I-Safety to see what to watch for and do when you encounter this work as a pedestrian or driver.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, Bruce M. Pitman Center Loading Dock
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, Online via Zoom
Diabetes Prevention Program: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, Nampa Recreation Center
Virtual Summer Design Days: Thursday, June 24, and Friday, June 25, Online
Inland Northwest Pre-Med Summit: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 25, Online
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 25, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Moscow Drive-In Featuring ‘Field of Dreams:’ 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center parking lot

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Story

Soil-Free Farming

Wander the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus and you’ll find plants growing in traditional spaces like greenhouses, test tubes and fields. You’ll also find plants growing in spaces you wouldn’t expect, like a vertical wall in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. The green wall is one example of how U of I’s Hydroponics Club is educating others about the benefits of growing plants without soil. Read more.

News Releases

Palouse Region Benefits from Nonstop Flight to Boise

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. Tickets are on sale now, and flights begin Aug. 18. Read more.
 

U of I Launches Cybersecurity Master’s Program

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.
 

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

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.
 

University of Idaho Architecture Students Named Top 50

Two students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture were named among the top 50 interior design and top 50 architecture students graduating this year in North America. Nguyet Huynh and Ruina Du, both architecture graduates, were selected for the inaugural Metropolis Future 100 by Metropolis Magazine. Read more.
 

Free Summer Movies Begin Friday at U of I

Classic throwbacks, suspenseful action and comedies will be center stage at the University of Idaho during this year’s Summer Cinema event. The Department of Student Involvement, in conjunction with Administrative Operations and Auxiliary Services, has scheduled a free movie series this summer. Half of the movies will be shown as a part of the Screen on the Green series on the Theophilus Tower Lawn; the other half at the Moscow Drive-In at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center parking lot (Lot 57). Read more.
 

Prichard Art Gallery’s ‘Mare Nostrum’ Explores Political Borders and the Adriatic Sea

“Mare Nostrum” is on display at the Prichard Art Gallery through Saturday, Sept. 4. The collaborative exhibition by Maurizio Giuseppucci and Milica Popovic explores life on the coast of the Adriatic Sea from two perspectives that transcend political contrasts. Read more.

U of I in the News

Arena Benefits the Region in Multiple Ways

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. Dennis Becker, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, said many are shocked that timber, a renewable resource, can be used to build such a large facility. Read more and listen to the interview.
 

State Auctions Ag Parcels in Growing SW Idaho for Big Premium

This story by Brad Carlson appeared in the Capital Press on June 15. 

An auction of state-owned farmland in the growing Caldwell 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. The university about two years ago sold an adjacent veterinary training facility. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Spring Semester Dean’s List Is Announced

Congratulations to the 2,807 students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester, maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits. See the list.

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June 14-20, 2021
All events are free, located on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Feedback forms for VP for Digital Learning Initiatives Open Through Noon Wednesday

The recorded sessions of the finalists for Vice President for Digital Learning Initiatives are available on the Provost Search website. The feedback form for each finalist is available to submit comments confidentially and directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President. Both items are available until noon Wednesday, June 16.
 

VandalStore Is Closed Today

The VandalStore and Starbucks will be closed today, June 14, for inventory. Starbucks will reopen 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, June 15, and the VandalStore will reopen at 8:30 a.m.
 

Artificial Intelligence Workshop Survey Closes Today

Today, June 14, is the last day to take the artificial intelligence workshop survey hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. 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 60-second survey to help maximize the potential impact of the workshop. The survey closes at 5 p.m. Learn more.
 

Free Summer Rec Center Access Is Available

All U of I employees can enjoy free access to the Student Recreation Center through Sunday, Aug. 8. Employees need a valid employee VandalCard to access the SRC. This summer membership special gives university employees access to weights, courts, cardio equipment, indoor track, Climbing Center, day use lockers and showers. All SRC visitors are asked to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. All patrons who are not vaccinated should continue wearing face coverings while at the SRC. Email srcmembership@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

Learn About Arena-Related Parking and Pathway Restrictions This Summer

The Idaho Central Credit Union Arena project hardscape will continue throughout the summer. The pedestrian route from Orange Parking Lot 24 – west of the Law School building – including the stairway up to the east side of the dome, will be closed through Friday, July 16. Orange Parking Lot 24 will be closed Thursday, June 17, to Tuesday, June 22. There will be a second closure of this parking lot in early July to pave the southwest corner of the lot. Stadium Drive will be closed today, June 14, through Friday, Aug. 6, for curb, paving and utility tie-ins. All access to the west dome during this time will be via Perimeter Drive.
 

Free Summer Films Return June 18

Free summer movies return to campus weekly from Friday, June 18, through Thursday, Aug. 26. Drive-in or camp out at the Moscow Drive-In and Screen on the Green. This week’s drive-in features “The Goonies,” on June 18 in the gravel parking lot of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center (lot 57). Gates open at 8 p.m. and the film starts at 9 p.m. Learn more.
 

Apply for a Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline of Monday, June 28: Henry Luce Foundation, Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology. For more information and to submit an NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Phone Systems Are Being Cleaned Up

ITS is in the process of reducing the overall cost of the university phone system. They are starting with the immediate removal of devices from the phone system which have been unused for a significant period of time or are in a non-functioning state. ITS TSPs or your local support personnel can help you address any concerns about these changes.
 

Remember to Share Meeting Locations

Remember to let meeting participants know the location of meetings – street address, building name, etc. – when scheduling meetings, especially for new students or those unfamiliar with the building locations on campus. With the official mailing address of 875 Perimeter Dr. used for Moscow campus deliveries, Facilities receives numerous visitors to their offices looking for meetings to attend since that is also the department’s actual physical address. Actual street addresses can be found on the U of I interactive map.
 

Join Vandals Uncorked

Four wines, one sparkling, are included in the spring release of the Vandals Uncorked Wine Club. These wines are produced by wineries with a Vandal connection. Join the club to have award-winning varietals from regional wineries delivered to your door. Learn more.
 

Research Study Participants Are Needed

Researchers are seeking adults 18 years and older with and without Type 2 Diabetes to participate in a two-visit study investigating the interaction of diet, physical activity and gut microbiome on diabetic neuropathy. Measurements will include surveys for dietary history and physical activity levels, finger stick blood test to measure risk factors and stool sample for the gut microbiome. A $45 gift card will be provided upon completion of the study. Contact the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory at exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007 to learn more.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Summer Session 2 Classes Begin: Monday, June 14
Supervisory Excellence Program – Managing Conflict: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, Online via Zoom
Deadline to Add or Drop With Refund Summer Session 2 Classes: Wednesday, June 16
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, Bruce M. Pitman Center Loading Dock
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session 1 Eight-Week Classes: Friday, June 18
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session 1 Alternative Six-Week Classes: Friday, June 18
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, Bruce M. Pitman Center 

Get more events at uidaho.edu/events or subscribe to the weekly events newsletter This Week.

Featured Story

Arguing About Algebra

A math teaching program developed by University of Idaho researchers that enhances understanding of math in eighth-graders could increase performance on math assessments. Read more.

News Releases

Archaeology Collaborative Uncovers Colonial History on Coeur d’Alene Ancestral Land

A team of 21 archaeology students from University of Idaho, North Idaho College and UC Berkeley are working with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in hopes of uncovering new historical perspectives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Fort Sherman. Read more.

U of I in the News

University of Idaho Grad Becomes First Non-NASA Employee to Host NASA Tumblr Answer Time

This story by Stephanie Garibay was published by KIVI-TV on June 4.

A recent University of Idaho grad will be the first non-NASA employee to host its Tumblr answer time. Read more.

Revealing Ancient Secrets: 1,000 Years of Tree Rings in Yellowstone Show Recent Climate Warming Trend

This story by Jerry Painter appeared in the Idaho State Journal on May 31.

Like careful note-takers during the past 1,250 years, Engelmann spruce trees high in the Yellowstone National Park backcountry have left behind a record of how harsh summer temperatures have been. A new study of living and dead tree ring samples, applying new technology, reveals that the past 20 years in Yellowstone have been the hottest in 1,250 years. The new temperature record was cross-referenced with the shorter instrumental records of the national park that are available since 1905. The millennium-long record was gathered by a group of researchers from the University of Idaho led by dendrochronologist Karen Heeter. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Dawn Sweet Has Paper Published

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. Results suggest that mindfulness training may not only mitigate depression, anxiety and stress, but also mitigate communication apprehension and willingness to communicate, thereby contributing to more positive self-care and improved interactions with veterinary medicine clients.

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