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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.