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Nov. 23-29, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

VandalStore and Starbucks Are Closed on Sundays for the Season

Beginning today, Nov. 23, the VandalStore and Starbucks will be closed on Sundays until Jan. 10, 2021. See current store days and hours.
 

Learn About Parking and Transportation Services Updates

All normal in-person services provided by the Parking and Transportation Services Office will be provided remotely via phone, email and online from today, Nov. 23, through Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The office, at 1006 Railroad St. in the Intermodal Transit Center, is closed to the public. Parking on the University of Idaho Moscow campus will follow academic break parking enforcement rules this week and will return to normal academic year enforcement rules at 2 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Faculty, staff or students needing to make a quick stop at a campus location until Jan. 8 can use promo code “2020DropIn” in the AMP Parking App to park for free for 15 minutes in pay-to-park Lot 29 at the VandalStore, Lot 35 at the Student Health Clinic or Lot 91 on upper Rayburn Street.
 

Savings Are at the VandalStore for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The VandalStore is offering their biggest savings of the year on Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 30). Save up to 70% in-store only for Black Friday, and online only for Cyber Monday. Shipping is free on Cyber Monday for orders over $50. Learn more.
 

Feedback Deadline for Provost Candidates Is Extended

Due to technical challenges and Fall Break, the deadline for feedback on the five candidates for the position of provost and executive vice president is extended to noon on Monday, Nov. 30. Recordings of the open sessions and feedback forms are available on each candidate's page.
 

Anthology Training for Faculty Is Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Training for faculty on the Anthology Outcomes and Rubrics systems will be noon Monday, Nov. 30, and noon Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Nov. 30 session will be an introduction to Outcomes, and will cover site navigation, the results scale and integration with the Rubrics tool. The follow-up session on Dec. 1 will introduce faculty to the Rubrics tool and functionality, including the Rubrics/Blackboard integration. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later. Learn more.
 

Learn About ‘Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence in a Culturally Responsive Manner’ Dec. 1

University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are invited to a training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students with considerations for cultural diversity from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom. The training is hosted by Violence Prevention Programs, the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations and the LGBTQA Office. Contact mclarnan@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs Is Dec. 4

A Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Ag Sci Room 062. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Join a 12-Week Program for Assistance on NIH Proposals

In collaboration with the Arrowhead Center/New Mexico FAST program and the Small Business Administration (SBA), the ASCEND Hub presents a 12-week program which provides the structure and support needed to develop a strong National Institute of Health (NIH) proposal package. Throughout the program, called SBA NIH Arrowhead SBIR/STTR Accelerator Cohort (ASCA), participants will receive in-depth guidance on areas such as selecting the most relevant NIH focus area, preparing and completing forms, generating an actionable research plan and creating a complete proposal package that adheres to NIH requirements. Applications close at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Learn more and apply.
 

Register for the 2021 Athena Women’s Mentorship Program

Athena is seeking participation of both mentees and mentors in the 2021 Athena Women’s Mentoring Program. The third cohort will commence in January 2021. The cohort size is limited to 20 individuals. Mentees are to be female identifying, and mentors can be of any gender. If you are interested in participating in the 2021 Athena Women’s Mentorship Program as either a mentee or a mentor, fill out the online survey by Monday, Dec. 7. The cohort will be announced by Friday, Dec. 18.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.
 

Registration Is Open for Data Management Workshops

Postdocs and graduate students will host three workshops this spring for upper-level undergraduate students, new graduate students and anyone else interested in good practices in data management and analysis. These virtual workshops are offered in three-hour sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, with “Unix, Git and Programming (R/Python) for Novices.” Registration is required and space is limited. Learn more and see the schedule.
 

Supervisor Resources for Managing Mandatory Furlough Are Available Online

As announced by President Scott Green on June 18, employees are required to take furlough between the start of their FY21 contract and Jan. 23, 2021, to meet current fiscal year budget holdbacks. Each employee’s required leave has been added to their leave bank and is visible to them in VandalWeb. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure their employees take assigned leave. To assist supervisors, additional resources are online. Learn how to track the remaining balance for those you supervise and find commonly requested information about calculating furlough for new employees and how to calculate prorated furlough for employees separating before Jan. 23.
 

Apply to Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to open and extended limited submission funding opportunities with upcoming notice of intent deadlines. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Military and Veteran Services Has Moved Locations

The Military and Veteran Services Office has moved and has joined the International Programs Office in Learning Living Communities Building No. 3. The change in location means a larger lounge area and a separate computer/study room for students served by the offices. Social distancing has been allowed for in the spaces.
 

Decorate Safely This Holiday Season

While you are busy decorating spaces with holiday displays, keep safety practices in mind to minimize all the potential fire hazards associated with decorations. Visit the I-Safety website for details on how to stay safe this season. And remember, these safety guidelines can be applied at home as well.

This Week’s Events

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

Fall Recess: Monday through Friday
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Online via Zoom
Thanksgiving, University Holiday: Thursday through Friday
The Revolutionists: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Online via Zoom
The Revolutionists: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom

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

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Master of Architecture Students Receive AIA Central Idaho Scholarships

U of I-Boise College of Art and Architecture students Kelsey Ramsey and Reggie Mace each received a $1,500 American Institute of Architects (AIA) scholarship award for academic year 2021-22 for their outstanding studio work. The awards were announced at a public lecture given by internationally renowned Architect Bryan Cantley to the AIA Central Idaho membership and the U of I community on Nov. 12. Annual AIA U of I-Boise scholarships and public lectures are made possible by the continuing support and commitment of AIA Central Idaho to architectural education at University of Idaho Boise.

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Nov. 20, 2020
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Faculty and Staff News

Feedback Is Welcome on Provost Candidates

The videos and feedback forms for each of the five finalists for the position of provost and executive vice president are posted on the website. Feedback should be submitted by noon Monday, Nov. 23. 
 

VandalStar Flag and Email Reminds Students to Register

Beginning today, Nov. 20, VandalStar will email students registration reminders for Spring 2021 if they haven’t signed up for classes. The email provides guidance about next steps to consider. Students will also see a “Student Not Registered Next Term” flag on their VandalStar dashboards. Please encourage students to set up meetings with their advisors if they haven’t already done so. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-8787 for VandalStar support. Email advising@uidaho.edu for advising questions and assistance.
 

Visit the U of I Booth at Boise Farmers’ Market Tomorrow

Check out U of I’s booth tomorrow, Nov. 21, at the Capital City Public Market for holiday recipes and inspiration. Pick up recipe cards, including the 2020 President’s Choice Winner, holiday cheesy potatoes from the kitchen of McKenna Graves and Jenna Ostrom, and learn about Vandal Wines and VandalsUncorked.com.
 

Register for the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Join the annual seven-week Healthy Holiday Challenge, taking place Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The goal of the challenge is to help you stay consistent with your workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. University of Idaho students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join the challenge. Email kstrong@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Help Children this Holiday Season Through the Giving Tree

The Recreation and Wellbeing giving tree will be in the Student Recreation Center beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Come to the SRC and take a tag from the tree. Return gifts to the SRC information desk by Saturday, Dec. 5. The giving tree is part of the Latah County Christmas for Kids program. Email kstrong@uidaho.edu with questions or if you can’t make it to the SRC.
 

Deadline to Submit Items for Nov. 30 Newsletters Is Nov. 24

There will be no My UI student newsletter on Monday, Nov. 23. The Daily Register will only publish on Nov. 23 during the week of Thanksgiving. This Week newsletter will remain on schedule. All newsletters will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 30. The deadline to submit items to the Nov. 30 newsletters is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.
 

University Honors Program Launches New Faculty Fellow Opportunity

The University Honors Program has launched a new professional opportunity for University of Idaho faculty who wish to further the mission of the Honors Program and contribute to student success. Faculty are encouraged to apply for this two-semester program by Tuesday, Dec. 1, for Spring and Fall 2021 semesters, or Monday, March 1, 2021, for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Email Sandra Reineke at honors@uidaho.edu for more information and an application form.
 

Sign Up for a University Committee in 2021-22 by Dec. 11

Faculty and staff are invited to sign up to participate in shared governance by joining a university committee in 2021-22. To select your committee preferences, complete the survey by Friday, Dec. 11. The Committee on Committees will review the preferences in the spring and will place faculty and staff on committees for the next academic year. Every effort will be made to honor people’s preferences. Your committee assignment will be sent to you at the end of spring semester.
 

Center Facilities Are Available to Students in Boise, Coeur d’Alene

U of I center facilities may be available to access WiFi and study space through Friday, Dec. 18. Students need to adhere to the Healthy Vandal Pledge, wear a mask at all times and socially distance. In Coeur d’Alene, the Harbor Center and DeArmond Building will remain open during business hours with study areas, WiFi, printing and computers. DeArmond is open until 9 p.m. for evening study. No appointment or prior communication is necessary to use the Coeur d’Alene spaces, but Helena Harned is available at helena@uidaho.edu to answer questions. In Boise, contact uibops@uidaho.edu at the Idaho Water Center and they’ll assist students case-by-case; for the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, law students should contact Associate Dean Katherine Ball at ktball@uidaho.edu and look for additional communications from the law school.
 

Winter Break Specials Are Available

Explore the Palouse and beyond over Winter Break. The Outdoor Rental Center has a variety of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, cross country skis and backcountry gear. The Outdoor Rental Center is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Contact stownsend@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6710 with questions. Learn more.
 

Submit Nominations for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

The Office of Research and Economic Development encourages faculty and staff to nominate colleagues for its annual Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award, which recognizes one individual for excellence in scholarly research or creative activity. Learn more about nominee guidelines, then submit your nominations before Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, to vpresearch@uidaho.edu.
 

Do Your Part to Prevent Winter Weather Damage

Winter weather can lead to water damage to buildings and the contents inside the building. To avoid losses, locations should ensure that routine maintenance is performed to keep facilities in good condition, check to see if any drains are blocked, maintenance heat and elevate contents that may be subject to the backup of drains or water from other sources. If a loss occurs, contact U of I Risk Management immediately after you find property damage. Losses occurring after hours can be reported to security at 208-885-7054. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes
Climbing Center Free Rentals Friday: Noon to 9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center
Behind the Scenes of ‘A Christmas Carol:’ 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom
Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths: 5:30-8:30 p.m., U of I Animal Science Pavilion
Opera Scenes – A Walk in the Park: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Featured Story

It Takes a Village (and a Research University)

As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact Idaho, experts across the University of Idaho have united to bring innovative solutions to Gem State communities in need and help ensure the health and safety of Idaho residents. Read more.

COVID-19 Questions

Each week, we will be featuring the answer to a COVID-19 question asked by a member of the Vandal Family. Visit U of I’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and for more of your COVID-19 questions answered.

Will COVID-19 testing continue in Moscow after Thanksgiving?

Yes. Symptomatic and close-contact testing will be available by emailing covid19questions@uidaho.edu. Surveillance testing will restart in January. Remember, all testing should be done no sooner than six days after exposure to receive the most accurate results. U of I Boise students can be tested at Boise State University. Appointments can be made by calling 208-426-1459. Vandals in other parts of the state should contact their healthcare providers to obtain a test if warranted.

News Releases

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

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls researchers have verified a new process to save communities millions of dollars and speed up development of the world’s first Molten Salt Nuclear Battery, a nuclear energy reactor to generate heat and produce electricity. Generating energy from nuclear fuel dissolved in molten salt is known for its improved safety and efficiency, as the process does not require a solid fuel like the uranium or plutonium used in most nuclear reactors today. Research is ongoing to bring this technology to market. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Zebrafish May Hold Clues for Retinal Regeneration in Humans

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

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Announcements

Register for the University Faculty Meeting Dec. 9

The next University Faculty Meeting will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. This event will include voting items, so all faculty are encouraged to attend. An agenda will be published one week prior to the meeting. Register online.
 

Submit to the Staff Council Kudos Program

Staff Council would like to encourage the university community to recognize staff who have been working hard over the past year. Submit a kudo for either the group or individual who has made a difference this year. Kudos submitted through the Staff Council website will be entered for the University of Idaho Staff of the Month. Winners will receive a certificate, a sponsored gift and will be featured on the kudos page. Received kudos will also be submitted to the Daily Register. Submit kudos.

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Nov. 19, 2020
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Faculty and Staff News

Final Provost Candidate Is on Campus Today

The final open forum for candidates for the provost and executive vice president position is at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 19. Scott Beaulier is the Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at North Dakota State University. COVID-19 protocols limit live attendance to 16 people in the Panorama Room of the ISUB. If you want to attend in person, contact brendah@uidaho.edu. Others may join by Zoom.
 

Renfrew Colloquium Seeks Proposals for Spring 2021; Nominations Are Due Tomorrow

The Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium invites proposals for presentations by University of Idaho faculty, emeritus faculty, staff, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars. The organizers also invite presentations by two or more faculty or faculty-student teams that explore collaboration within and across disciplines. All presentations should be suitable for Zoom delivery. Send nominations — including self-nominations — to Kenton Bird at kbird@uidaho.edu by tomorrow, Nov. 20. Prospective speakers should send a title and an abstract of up to 150 words, as well as indicate a preference for dates. The first colloquium of the spring semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
 

Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths Is Tomorrow

University of Idaho Extension presents “Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 20, in the Animal Livestock Pavilion. Boundary County Extension Educator Jennifer Jensen will teach participants how to make a fresh wreath using native evergreens. The presentation and demonstration will be followed by hands-on time to create your own wreath. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $40 per person. Contact Audra Cochran at audrac@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7718 with questions. Register online.
 

Register for the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Join the annual seven-week Healthy Holiday Challenge, taking place Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The goal of the challenge is to help you stay consistent with your workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. University of Idaho students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join the challenge. Email kstrong@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Anthology Training for Faculty Is Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Training for faculty on the Anthology Outcomes and Rubrics systems will be noon Monday, Nov. 30, and noon Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Nov. 30 session will be an introduction to Outcomes, and will cover site navigation, the results scale and integration with the Rubrics tool. The follow-up session on Dec. 1 will introduce faculty to the Rubrics tool and functionality, including the Rubrics/Blackboard integration. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing later. Learn more.
 

Complete Employee Training by Dec. 11

Have you finished your annual employee required training? The four all-employee training topics for 2020 are: creating a respectful community, fire safety, IT security and diversity and inclusion. All regular faculty and staff, temporary faculty and staff and student employees — including graduate students — with appointments lasting longer than three months must complete the trainings no later than Friday, Dec. 11. Employees who do not complete the required training by the deadline may be subject to administrative or disciplinary actions. To complete the training, log in to BbLearn. You must use a fully updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari when accessing BbLearn. Select “LOGIN” and enter your Vandal NetID credentials when prompted. Your course dashboard will display. You can then view and select your active courses from the right-hand “My BbLearn Courses” widget.
 

Research Participants Needed for an Interactive Online Study

If you have a good memory and enjoy scavenger hunts, consider participating in a research study about “Assessing Memories for Previously Performed Activities.” Participants can earn up to $27 for completing a scavenger hunt and for being interviewed about where they went and what they did. This is a two-part study; both parts will be conducted online via Zoom. Completing both sessions should take approximately 60-90 minutes. Contact the Human Behavior and Perception Lab at pscm-hbplab@uidaho.edu, Dominick Atkinson at datkinson@uidaho.edu or Dawn Sweet at sweet@uidaho.edu for more information or with questions. 
 

Call for Nominations for Faculty Excellence Awards

The faculty award categories for the University Excellence Awards are open for nominations. Visit the award page for information about these awards, deadlines and submission requirements. Contact Joana Espinoza at jespinoza@uidaho.edu with questions. 

Today’s Events

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

Collegiate Smokeout: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Election Law and Litigation: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:45 p.m., Online via Zoom
IBEST/IMCI Seminar: Eva Top: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 028 and online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Final(s) Countdown: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom

Friday

Deadline to Withdraw from Late Eight-Week Classes
Climbing Center Free Rentals Friday: Noon to 9 p.m., Climbing Center, Student Recreation Center
Opera Scenes – A Walk in the Park: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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

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U of I Boise Gets New Vandalized Vehicle

U of I Boise is getting a new Vandalized vehicle to help students, faculty and staff with parking and transportation in downtown Boise. Look for it starting this spring.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Students Say Thanks

University of Idaho students compiled a fun thank you video for faculty, staff and advisors to show their appreciation for the success during a particularly challenging semester. See the video.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

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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Nov. 18, 2020
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Provost Open Forums Continue Today, Tomorrow

Open forums for candidates for the provost and executive vice president position continue today, Nov. 18, through tomorrow, Nov. 19. COVID-19 protocols limit live attendance to 16 people in the Panorama Room of the ISUB. If you want to attend in person, contact brendah@uidaho.edu. Others may join by Zoom link. Sessions are recorded and posted along with the feedback form on each candidate's profile page on the finalist page. Sessions are 2 p.m. today, Nov. 18, via Zoom, with Torrey Lawrence, interim provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho; and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 19, via Zoom, with Scott Beaulier, Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at North Dakota State University.
 

Transgender Awareness Week Keynote Is Today

Join the LGBTQA Office for a Transgender Awareness Week keynote address with ALOK, an internationally-acclaimed nonbinary performance artist, public speaker, advocate and educator, 7 p.m. today, Nov. 18, via Zoom. Register online.
 

VandalStar Flag and Email Reminds Students to Register

Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, VandalStar will email students registration reminders for Spring 2021 if they haven’t signed up for classes. The email provides guidance about next steps to consider. Students will also see a “Student Not Registered Next Term” flag on their VandalStar dashboards. Please encourage students to set up meetings with their advisors if they haven’t already done so. Email vandalstar@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-8787 for VandalStar support. Email advising@uidaho.edu for advising questions and assistance.
 

Deadline to Submit Items for Nov. 30 Newsletters Is Nov. 24

There will be no My UI student newsletter on Monday, Nov. 23. The Daily Register will only publish on Nov. 23 during the week of Thanksgiving. This Week newsletter will remain on schedule. All newsletters will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 30. The deadline to submit items to the Nov. 30 newsletters is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.
 

Food for Fines BINGO Is Back

Parking and Transportation Services is hosting the fourth annual Food for Fines, running through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Bring in a “BINGO” of donated items to pay parking citations. Learn more.
 

Half-Priced Tune Special Is Available

Prepare your snowboard and skis for the season. Full tunes are $17.50 for the month of November, and includes old fashion wax, precision file base and side edges, base flattened and filled with p-tex as needed for a smooth finish. Contact the Outdoor Rental Center to schedule your tune at 208-885-6170. Email stownsend@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Help Children this Holiday Season Through the Giving Tree

The Recreation and Wellbeing giving tree will be in the Student Recreation Center beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Come to the SRC and take a tag from the tree. Please return gifts to the SRC information desk by Saturday, Dec. 5. The giving tree is part of the Latah County Christmas for Kids program. Email kstrong@uidaho.edu with questions or if you can’t make it to the SRC.
 

SRC Holiday Special Membership Is Available to Purchase Through Dec. 6

Recreation and Wellbeing is offering a holiday special membership for $40 at the Student Recreation Center. This membership is available to purchase through Sunday, Dec. 6. The special will run Saturday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Email bsturz@uidaho.edu with questions.

Today’s Events

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

Supervisory Excellence Program ­– Managing Diversity in the Workplace: 9-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
GIS Day at University of Idaho: Advancing Science and Community Through GIS and Drone Technologies: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Current Research on the U of I Experimental Forest Seminar: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CNR Room 203A and online via Zoom
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Thanksgiving Break Survival Pack: Noon to 2 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Professional Development Initiative: Tips for Virtual Interviews and Virtual 1:1 Practice Interviews: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Fourth Annual Water Symposium: 3-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Ski Tuning Clinic: 4-5:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Virtual Vandal Trivia: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online
Forestry Shortcourse: 6:30-9:30 p.m., North Idaho College Campus, DeArmond Building, Room 106, 901 W. River Ave., Coeur d’Alene
Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Fall48 – Film Challenge Registration Deadline: 8 p.m., Online

Thursday

Collegiate Smokeout: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Election Law and Litigation: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:45 p.m., Online via Zoom
IBEST/IMCI Seminar: Eva Top: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Teaching and Learning Center Room 028 and online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Final(s) Countdown: 7-8 p.m., C26, Wallace Basement, Wallace Residence Center and online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

ECHO’s Statewide Impact

The telementoring platform connects healthcare workers with specialists to build community and ensure high-quality care across Idaho — pandemic notwithstanding. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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

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Learn About Motivated Disagreements and Vaccination Decisions Today

Join U of I Coeur d’Alene and Bert Baumgaertner, acting chair of the Department of Politics and Philosophy, for a virtual presentation on motivated disagreements at noon today, Nov. 17, via Zoom. Baumgaertner will discuss his research around vaccination decision-making as well as strategies for resolving disagreements and how to apply them in the context of vaccination conversations. Learn more and register.
 

Open Forums for Provost Candidates Continue

Open forums for candidates for the provost and executive vice president position continue. COVID-19 protocols limit live attendance to 16 people in the Panorama Room of the ISUB. If you want to attend in-person, contact brendah@uidaho.edu. Others may join by Zoom link. Sessions are recorded and posted along with the feedback form on each candidate’s profile page on the finalist page. Sessions will be 2 p.m. today, Nov. 17, via Zoom, with Tom Smith, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California Riverside; and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 18, via Zoom, with Torrey Lawrence, interim provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho.
 

Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs Is Today

A Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs is 3-5 p.m. today, Nov. 17, in Ag Sci Room 62. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths Is Nov. 20

University of Idaho Extension presents “Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Animal Livestock Pavilion. Boundary County Extension Educator Jennifer Jensen will teach participants how to make a fresh wreath using native evergreens. The presentation and demonstration will be followed by hands-on time to create your own wreath. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $40 per person. Contact Audra Cochran at audrac@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7718 with questions. Register online.
 

Visit the U of I Booth at Boise Farmers’ Market Nov. 21

Check out U of I’s booth at the Saturday, Nov. 21, Capital City Public Market for holiday recipes and inspiration. Pick up recipe cards, including the 2020 President’s Choice Winner, holiday cheesy potatoes from the kitchen of McKenna Graves and Jenna Ostrom, and learn about Vandal Wines and VandalsUncorked.com.
 

Learn About Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence in a Culturally Responsive Manner Dec. 1

University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are invited to a training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students with considerations for cultural diversity from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom. The training is hosted by Violence Prevention Programs, the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations and the LGBTQA Office. Contact mclarnan@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Join a 12-Week Program for Assistance on NIH Proposals

In collaboration with the Arrowhead Center/New Mexico FAST program and the Small Business Administration (SBA), the ASCEND Hub presents a 12-week program which provides the structure and support needed to put together a strong National Institute of Health (NIH) proposal package. Throughout the program, called SBA NIH Arrowhead SBIR/STTR Accelerator Cohort (ASCA), participants will receive in-depth guidance on areas such as selecting the most relevant NIH focus area, preparing and completing forms, generating an actionable research plan and creating a complete proposal package that adheres to NIH requirements. Applications close at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Learn more and apply.
 

Winter Break Specials Are Available

Explore the Palouse and beyond over Winter Break. The Outdoor Rental Center has a variety of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, cross country skis and backcountry gear. The Outdoor Rental Center is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Email stownsend@uidah.edu or call 208-885-6710 with questions. Learn more.
 

Researchers Looking for Lactating Mothers to Participate in Study

Researchers from the University of Idaho are looking for mothers to participate in a study on the optimization of methods in human milk research. Potential participants need only be healthy and lactating. Participation will require completion of basic health questionnaires and multiple milk donations. Contact goge3761@vandals.uidaho.edu, smcguire@uidaho.edu or 253-514-9218 for more information. This study has been approved by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board.

Today’s Events

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

Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
How to Go Home After Break: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Native American Heritage Month Keynote Speaker: Marcie Rendon: Noon to 1 p.m., Online via Zoom
Preparing Future Faculty: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Making Sense of the 2020 Election Results: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:45 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Cup of Joe COVID-19 Series: Developing a Vaccine: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

Wednesday

Supervisory Excellence Program ­– Managing Diversity in the Workplace: 9-11 a.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Room 045
GIS Day at University of Idaho: Advancing Science and Community Through GIS and Drone Technologies: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 10 a.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Current Research on the U of I Experimental Forest Seminar: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CNR Room 203A and online via Zoom
Jamie Derrick Mindfulness Drop-In: Noon to 12:20 p.m., Online via Zoom
Thanksgiving Break Survival Pack: Noon to 2 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Professional Development Initiative: Tips for Virtual Interviews and Virtual 1:1 Practice Interviews: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Fourth Annual Water Symposium: 3-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Ski Tuning Clinic: 4-5:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Virtual Vandal Trivia: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online
Forestry Shortcourse: 6:30-9:30 p.m., North Idaho College Campus, DeArmond Building, Room 106, 901 W. River Ave., Coeur d’Alene
Transgender Awareness Week Keynote: ALOK: 7-8 p.m., Online via Zoom
Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Fall48 – Film Challenge Registration Deadline: 8 p.m., Online

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Featured Stories

Omi Hodwitz Discusses Terrorism, Incarceration and Recidivism

Criminologist Omi Hodwitz talks about whether terrorists reoffend as often as other criminals on this episode of “The Vandal Theory” podcast. Listen to the podcast.

News Releases

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’

The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents livestream performances of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, Dec. 4-13. The performances feature Professor David Lee-Painter as the infamous Scrooge and students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more.
 

U of I Sessions Offer Election Analysis

The University of Idaho’s Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium plans two sessions this week at which faculty experts will offer analysis and commentary about the 2020 general election. The first will be today, Nov. 17, dealing with historical and political factors influencing the results. The second will be Thursday, Nov. 19, focusing on the legal dimensions of mail-in and absentee voting as well as recount procedures. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Announcements

Register for the University Faculty Meeting Dec. 9

The next University Faculty Meeting will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. This event will include voting items, so all faculty are encouraged to attend. An agenda will be published one week prior to the meeting. Register online.
 

Faculty Can Delay Promotion, Tenure Due to COVID-19

Faculty who are scheduled to go up for promotion and/or tenure Fall 2021 or later can request a one-year delay due to COVID-19 disruptions. The deadline to request this delay is March 15, 2021. Submit your request online.

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Newsletter Holiday Schedule Is Announced

There will be no My UI student newsletter on Monday, Nov. 23. The Daily Register will only publish on Nov. 23 during the week of Thanksgiving. This Week newsletter will remain on schedule. All newsletters will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 30. The deadline to submit items to the Nov. 30 newsletters is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
 

CAS Program Review Training for Student Services and Co-Curricular Programs Is Today

Anthology — formerly Campus Labs — will host a live training via Teams on the new Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) program review process for 2020-21 from 11 a.m. to noon today, Nov. 16. Individuals leading areas in student services/affairs and co-curricular areas are encouraged to attend. The session will also be recorded and available for reference and/or viewing later. Attendees will learn to describe the CAS program review process, explain how to apply the Self-Assessment Guide to the program review process, efficiently navigate their units’ template, edit the content of any page using the “Options” dropdown and more. Join the meeting.
 

Open Forums for Provost Candidates Continue

Open forums for candidates for the provost and executive vice president position continue. COVID-19 protocols limit live attendance to 16 people in the Panorama Room of the ISUB. If you want to attend in person, contact brendah@uidaho.edu. Others may join by Zoom. Sessions are recorded and posted along with the feedback form on each candidate's profile page on the finalist webpage. Open forums will be 2 p.m. today, Nov. 16, via Zoom, with David Rosowsky, former provost and senior vice president at the University of Vermont; and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 17, via Zoom, with Tom Smith, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California Riverside.
 

Honoring Stolen Siblings Vigil Is Today

Join the Native American Student Center, Women’s Center, Native American Student Association and Native American Law Students Association for a vigil honoring stolen siblings of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People epidemic 6:45-7:45 p.m. today, Nov. 16, in the ISUB Summit Conference Center.
 

Celebrate International Education Week

International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. University of Idaho celebrates and honors our international students, scholars and professors from other nations and international experiences that our faculty, staff and students engage in each year. See the schedule of events.
 

Native American Heritage Month Keynote with Marcie Rendon Is Tomorrow

The Native American Student Center will host the final event for Native American Heritage Month from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 17, via Zoom. Marcie Rendon, enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, will discuss resilience of Native American communities. Rendon is an author, playwright and poet as well as a community arts activist. Learn more and register.
 

Register for GIS Day Nov. 18

GIS Day 2020, Advancing Science and Community Through GIS and Drone Technologies, will be from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Virtual presentations will be offered on topics including using drones for forest and rangeland management, disrupted supply chains from COVID-19, delivering geospatial data to ranchers and real-time visualization of virtual wildlife. Learn more and register.
 

Learn About Department of Defense Funding Opportunities Nov. 18

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom, for the Faculty Success Seminar Series. The U.S. Department of Defense has a diverse funding portfolio across several agencies with the ultimate goals of deterring war and protecting the security of our country. See the full schedule.
 

Transgender Awareness Week Keynote Is Nov. 18

Join the LGBTQA Office for a Transgender Awareness Week keynote address with ALOK, an internationally-acclaimed nonbinary performance artist, public speaker, advocate and educator, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom. Register online.
 

Collegiate Smokeout Is Nov. 19

Visit the Well Space inside the Student Recreation Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, to celebrate and support efforts to quit tobacco and nicotine. Stop by to pick up QuitKits, learn about cessation resources and receive swag to celebrate our 100% tobacco-free campus.
 

Nov. 19 Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey Is Canceled

The Thursday, Nov. 19, virtual Q&A talk with Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence is canceled. The final event will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 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 Zoom meeting. The waiting room is enabled. Learn more.
 

Half-Priced Tune Special Is Available

Prepare your snowboard and skis for the season. Full tunes are $17.50 for the month of November, and includes old fashion wax, precision file base and side edges, base flattened and filled with p-tex as needed for a smooth finish. Contact the Outdoor Rental Center to schedule your tune at 208-885-6170. Email stownsend@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

SRC Holiday Special Membership Is Available to Purchase Through Dec. 6

Recreation and Wellbeing is offering a holiday special membership for $40 at the Student Recreation Center. This membership is available to purchase through Sunday, Dec. 6. The special will run Saturday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Email bsturz@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Apply to Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to open and extended limited submission funding opportunities with upcoming notice of intent deadlines. For more information and to submit a notice of intent to apply to limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Learn Winter Driving Pro Tips

Winter driving calls for special skills and preparation. Keep your vehicle in good condition and a winter emergency kit in the vehicle. Use smooth, gentle pressure on the accelerator and brake pedals and allow extra time to get to your destination. If something happens and you are stranded or stuck, stay with your vehicle. Most importantly, check the road and weather reports before your trip. Read more tips on the I-Safety website.
 

Today’s Events

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

Student Sax Quartet Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Tuesday

Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
How to Go Home After Break: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ISUB Plaza
Motivated Disagreements and Vaccination Decisions: Noon to 1 p.m., Online via Zoom
Preparing Future Faculty: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Making Sense of the 2020 Election Results: Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium: 12:30-1:45 p.m., Online via Zoom
Vandals for Recovery: Free Coffee Hour: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Well Space, Room 102, Student Recreation Center
Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs: 3-5 p.m., Ag Sci Room 62
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
Cup of Joe COVID-19 Series: Developing a Vaccine: 4-5 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

A Thread of Sustainability

Hops are famous for adding bitterness, flavor and aroma to beer. The hop flower, or cone, is used in the brewing process while the remaining plant, or bine, is often mulched into compost. But, what if that hops waste could be used for something else — maybe something you’d want to wear? That’s the question University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student Maggie Zee is hoping to answer. Read more.

News Releases

U of I, Partners Receive More Than $2M in DOE Nuclear Research Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $2 million in nuclear research funding to three projects in partnership with University of Idaho College of Engineering faculty. Awards were received by project leads, U of I, Idaho Falls nuclear engineering Assistant Professor Robert Borrelli and chemical engineering Associate Professor Haiyan Zhao as well as Moscow campus chemical engineering Professor Indrajit Charit, through the DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

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

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

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 14 Is Tomorrow

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 14 is 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 17, via Zoom. The agenda and supporting documents will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and are on the Faculty Senate website. View the Talking Points from Meeting No. 13.

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White Paper for R1 Research Working Group Is Available for Viewing

The white paper outlining the process for attaining R1 research status is available online. Comments will be accepted on the draft through Friday, Dec. 18.
 

Food for Fines BINGO Is Back

Parking and Transportation Services is hosting the fourth annual Food for Fines, running through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Bring in a “BINGO” of donated items to pay parking citations. Learn more.
 

Transfer to New On-Premise File Storage Infrastructure Is Nov. 14-15

This weekend, Nov. 14-15, ITS will be transferring S: drive file services to new infrastructure. ITS expects this change can be made with minimal impact to the user community. In preparation for the changes, please turn off your computer at the end of the day today, Nov. 13. When you turn on your computer on Monday, Nov. 16, your S: drive and other drives will be pointing to the new file services infrastructure. It is possible shortcuts created on your desktop may be broken. If so, you will need to recreate them. Report any issues online.
 

Attend a Virtual Day with Vandal Football Tomorrow

Connect with Vandal Football coaches, current student-athletes, prominent former student-athletes and other members of the Vandal Family 10 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 14. Tickets are $50 per household. Vandals who register for this event will receive an exclusive e-ticket. Hear from Coaches Paul Petrino, Kris Cinkovich, Mike Breske and Tony Spencer; current student-athletes Jake Cox, Nick Romano, Tre Walker and Christian Elliss; as well as former student-athletes Leland Allen ’90, Brad Rice ’01, ’06, Rolly Lumbala ’08 and Maxx Forde ’14. Get tickets.
 

Register for the Climate Action Simulation Game by Nov. 15

Join the Sustainability Center and explore the necessary speed and level of action that nations must take to address global climate change through role play and interactive computer climate models 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, via Zoom. Register by Sunday, Nov. 15.
 

Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs Is Nov. 17

A Hazardous Materials Management Workshop for Labs will be 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Ag Sci Room 062. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 208-885-6524 with questions.
 

Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths Is Nov. 20

University of Idaho Extension Presents “Turning Idaho Trees into Wreaths,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Animal Livestock Pavilion. Boundary County Extension Educator Jennifer Jensen will teach participants how to make a fresh wreath using native evergreens. The presentation and demonstration will be followed by hands-on time to create your own wreath. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $40 per person. Contact Audra Cochran at audrac@uidaho.edu or 208-885-7718 with questions. Register online.
 

Learn About Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence in a Culturally Responsive Manner Dec. 1

University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are invited to a training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students with considerations for cultural diversity from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom. The training is hosted by Violence Prevention Programs, the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations and the LGBTQA Office. Contact mclarnan@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

University Honors Program Launches New Faculty Fellow Opportunity

The University Honors Program has launched a new professional opportunity for University of Idaho faculty who wish to further the mission of the Honors Program and contribute to student success. The new Faculty Fellow program offers a variety of opportunities to engage with honors students and to contribute in substantial and formalized ways to the mission of the Honors Program. Faculty are encouraged to apply for this two-semester program by Tuesday, Dec. 1, for spring and fall 2021 semesters, or Monday, March 1, 2021, for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Email Sandra Reineke at honors@uidaho.edu for more information and an application form.
 

Register for a Wilderness First Responder Course

Register for a Wilderness First Responder Course, taking place Jan. 6-10, 2021, at the Student Recreation Center. This course is an introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills and includes CPR certification. A refresher course will be offered Jan. 8-10, 2021. The cost of the full course is $700, and the cost of the refresher course is $325. Contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810 with questions. Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Thanksgiving Mindfulness Crafts: Noon to 2 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Gifts and Gratitude: Noon to 2 p.m., ISUB Lobby
Glow Games: 4:30-6:30 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Fish and Wildlife Virtual Film Fest: 6-8 p.m., Online via Zoom
LHSOM Chamber Jazz Groups: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Weekend

Rake Up Boise: 9 a.m. to noon Mountain time Saturday, Boise
The Little Farmer – A Family Puppet Play: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Online via Zoom
Student Recital: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom
LHSOM String Orchestra: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Online via Zoom
Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Online via Zoom

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Featured Stories

Pursuing Singing Dogs

New Guinean singing dogs were extinct in the wild; or so people thought. Read about U of I alumnus James “Mac” McIntyre’s search for this reclusive canine. Read more.

U of I in the News

Beyond Awareness: Panel Explores Ways to Help Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

This article, written by Madison Hardy, was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Nov. 11.

Last year, nearly 5,600 Native American women were reported missing, and four in five were the victims of violence. Mass movements across North America have raised awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people through organized marches, community meetings, building databases, local city council meetings, tribal council meetings and domestic violence training for police. Still, statistics show that Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence as other demographics, and 33% will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the University of Idaho hosted Beyond Awareness... Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Honors Program Students Receive Annual Achievement Awards, Launch 15th Edition of ‘The Looking Glass’ Magazine

More than 70 honors students received certificates and honors coins during the annual University Honors Program Student Achievement Celebration on Nov. 10. Students were celebrated for their outstanding achievements in the areas of undergraduate research and scholarship, creative activity, education abroad, leadership and service. Preceding the award celebration, the honors student editorial team launched the 15th edition of “The Looking Glass” magazine, the academic and creative publication of the University Honors Program. Earlier that day, honors student editorial team members Megan Lolley and Megan Biggs, along with Honors Program intern Amy Alfredson and Honors Program Director Sandra Reineke, presented their service-learning experience working on the magazine at the Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium. View a recording of the presentation.
 

U of I Boise River Research Helps State Agencies Prepare Flood Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness Tool

The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research recently partnered with Boise River Flood Control District 10 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study streambank erosion and identify areas extreme changes could lead to weaknesses and potential flooding. Research Assistant Professor Andrew Tranmer at the Center for Ecohydraulics Research in Boise spent the past four years analyzing sediment size, areas of erosion and deposition, and vegetation density along the Boise River. Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Nominations for Honorary Degrees for May 2021 Commencement Are Due Nov. 16

Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees for the May 2021 commencement ceremony are due by Monday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to provost@uidaho.edu. See the nomination instructions in FSH 4930.
 

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.

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Your source for faculty and staff news.
Nov. 12, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Is Open at U of I Library

“For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” a nationally touring exhibition from the National Endowment for the Humanities on the Road, is open at the University of Idaho Library in partnership with the Latah County Historical Society. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern Civil Rights Movement and jolted Americans, both Black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency. Read more.
 

Learn About ‘Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization’ Today

ASCEND (Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development) will present a webinar titled “SBIR/STTR Phase II: Moving Your Innovative Idea Toward Commercialization” 1 p.m. today, Nov. 12. Del Mackey, senior economic development officer, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, will discuss the SBIR/STTR Phase II, how it helps move you further down the commercialization pipeline, aspects of commercialization you should be aware of and companion programs that enhance your potential Phase II award. Register for the webinar and view upcoming events and archived ASCEND webinars.
 

Learn How to be Assertive Without Being Aggressive Today

Learn how to be assertive without being aggressive during a virtual workshop at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 12, via Zoom. This event, presented by Laura Smythe, is open to students, faculty and staff and will offer de-escalation tactics and tips. The Zoom meeting ID is 895 1381 7757, and the passcode is 521187.
 

Learn About ‘Strengthening Relationships with the Community and Law Enforcement’ Today

Participate in a virtual panel discussion about “Strengthening Relationships with the Community and Law Enforcement” at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 12. City of Moscow Police Chief James Fry, Latah County Sheriff Ritchie Skiles, University of Idaho Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Tribal Director Yolanda Bisbee and Washington State University’s Trymaine Gaither will address current efforts and continued ways in addressing racial systemic biases in law enforcement. Register online.
 

View the Fish and Wildlife Virtual Film Fest Tomorrow

Join the virtual Fish and Wildlife Film Fest 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 13. This event is free for K-12 and university students, and the recommended donation for other adults is $7. Learn more and register.
 

Up to 60% off Vandal Gear at the VandalStore Tomorrow

All are welcome at the VandalStore’s Student Black Friday event. Discounts up to 60% are available in-store only tomorrow, Nov. 13. Learn more.
 

Honoring Stolen Siblings Vigil Is Nov. 16

Join the Native American Student Center, Women’s Center, Native American Student Association and Native American Law Students Association for a vigil honoring stolen siblings of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People epidemic 6:45-7:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the ISUB Summit Conference Center.
 

Learn About Motivated Disagreements and Vaccination Decisions Nov. 17

Join U of I Coeur d’Alene and Bert Baumgaertner, acting chair of the Department of Politics and Philosophy, for a virtual presentation on motivated disagreements at noon Tuesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom. Baumgaertner will discuss his research around vaccination decision-making as well as strategies for resolving disagreements and how to apply them in the context of vaccination conversations. Learn more and register.
 

Renfrew Colloquium Seeks Proposals for Spring 2021; Nominations Are Due by Nov. 20

The Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium invites proposals for presentations by University of Idaho faculty, emeritus faculty, staff, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars. The organizers also invite presentations by two or more faculty or faculty-student teams that explore collaboration within and across disciplines. All presentations should be suitable for Zoom delivery. Send nominations — including self-nominations — to Kenton Bird at kbird@uidaho.edu by Friday, Nov. 20. Prospective speakers should send a title and an abstract of up to 150 words, as well as indicate a preference for dates. The first colloquium of the spring semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
 

Register for the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Join the annual seven-week Healthy Holiday Challenge, taking place Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The goal of the challenge is to help you stay consistent with your workouts during a very busy and calorie-filled time of year. University of Idaho students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join the challenge. Email kstrong@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more and register.
 

Sign Up for a University Committee in 2021-22 by Dec. 11

Faculty and staff are invited to sign up to participate in shared governance by joining a university committee in 2021-22. To select your committee preferences, complete the survey by Friday, Dec. 11. The Committee on Committees will review the preferences in the spring and will place faculty and staff on committees for the next academic year. Every effort will be made to honor people’s preferences. Your committee assignment will be sent to you at the end of spring semester.

Today's Events

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

Guest Lecture: ‘Classificationing:’ 11 a.m. to noon, Online via Zoom
Athena Conversation of Care: Balancing Grief and Resiliency in 2020: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 2-3 p.m., Online via Zoom
Gifts and Gratitude: 2-4 p.m., ISUB Lobby
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Starts at 3:30 p.m., Loading dock, west side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center
From Internet Addicts to e-Sports Athletes: Digital Game Culture in China: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Writing Workshop + Write-In: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Guest Recital: Chris Castellanos: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Student Recital: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Friday

Thanksgiving Mindfulness Crafts: Noon to 2 p.m., ASUI Vandal Lounge, ISUB
Gifts and Gratitude: Noon to 2 p.m., ISUB Lobby
LHSOM Chamber Jazz Groups: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Thank You to College of Science Fiscal and Administrative Staff

The College of Science thanks its fiscal and administrative team — Terry Evans, Lorrie Williams, Cindy Ball, Deb Cissell, Jana Joyce, Jaclyn Gotch, Melissa Gottschalk, Jessica DeWitt, Renee Jensen-Hasfurther, Gina Tingley, Kristi Accola, Hayley Grove and Clint McGregor — for their positive attitudes and hard work to keep the departments and college running.

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Announcements

Register for the University Faculty Meeting Dec. 9

The next University Faculty Meeting will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, via Zoom. This event will include voting items, so all faculty are encouraged to attend. An agenda will be published one week prior to the meeting. Register online.
 

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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