Register for a Virtual Reading and Conversation With Author Brian Evenson Today
Hear a reading and join a conversation about writing with distinguished visiting writer Brian Evenson 6:30-8 p.m. today, March 3, via Zoom. Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection “Song for the Unraveling of the World.” He has won the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award and is a three-time recipient of the O. Henry Prize. Following the reading, Daniel Orozco, U of I creative writing professor and author, will host a conversation with Evenson. Register online.
See the Leila Old Historic Costume Collection Exhibit Through March 11
The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences Leila Old Historic Costume Collection has some of its oldest pieces on exhibit through Thursday, March 11. Located in Ridenbaugh Hall Gallery West, the exhibit features garments dating from the 1860s to the 1890s. The exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 12:30-4 p.m. on Friday. There are special evening hours 4-8 p.m. tomorrow, March 4, and March 11.
Attend Thirsty Thursday Trivia Tomorrow
Attend a Thirsty Thursday Trivia event at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 4, via Zoom. Test your knowledge of March Madness, Vandal Athletics and St. Patrick’s Day. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and hosted by volunteers from the Latah County Vandal Boosters. Learn more and register.
Enter Work to the Sustainability Center Showcase
The Sustainability Showcase is accepting entries for sustainability-related work in research, campus projects and creative/artistic endeavors. Individual and group projects are accepted. Apply by Wednesday, March 24.
Register for a Mental Health First Aid Course
Attend a Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff course from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 30, and Thursday, April 1, via Zoom. Learn how to recognize mental health concerns and how to respond when you are concerned about someone. Learn more and register.
Join the NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group
The Research and Faculty Development team has announced a U of I National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Proposal Conversation Group for individuals applying — or planning to apply — for an NSF CAREER award. The first conversation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom. The informal conversations allow participants to ask questions and brainstorm ideas, issues and solutions with peers and the team, and access proposal development resources and guides. Learn more.
Seeking Meal Sponsors for Etiquette Dinner
Career Services is seeking sponsors of student meals for the Virtual Etiquette Dinner presented by Sodexo, taking place 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. Dinner includes a multi-course takeout meal followed by live etiquette instruction by expert guest speakers via Zoom. Meals are offered at no cost to students. Department sponsors may donate what they can. Request an order form from Jamie Garlinghouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORED Announces New Internal Funding Program
Chris Nomura, vice president for research and economic development, is launching a new internal funding opportunity — Operation: Resubmission Success — to support U of I faculty members looking to resubmit competitive federal grant proposals that received favorable reviews but were not funded. For this internal funding opportunity, funds may be requested to address specific actionable issues raised during the review of a grant proposal by a federal sponsor to enhance the competitiveness of a resubmission. Examples of support may include the means to acquire specific preliminary data, travel to a laboratory to use their instrumentation, etc. Faculty salary support is not allowed. Read more.
Library Extends Open Hours
The U of I Library is now open to students, staff and faculty until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Learn more.
Researchers Are Looking for Lactating Mothers to Participate in Study
U of I researchers 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 and located in Moscow/Pullman or the surrounding areas. Participation will require completion of basic health questionnaires and multiple milk donations. Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-514-9218 for more information. This study has been approved by the University of Idaho Institutional Review Board.