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July 8-14, 2019

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Screen on the Green Showing “Shazam!” Thursday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn for a showing of "Shazam!" View the full schedule.

U of I Recycling Program Changing

Changes are taking place within U of I Recycling/Surplus/Solid Waste (RSSW) that will effect recycling pickup schedules. As of July 1, all interior recycling in buildings will be handled on an "on-call" basis. Building Services custodial staff will monitor the many recycling stops in general education buildings around campus, as well as cardboard stations outside of buildings, and report those needing service to the RSSW staff for pickup. Building managers within auxiliary services buildings served by RSSW will also do the same for their recycling stops. Half of campus will be serviced on Tuesdays and the other half on Thursdays. Read more.

Open Access Publishing Fund Will Accept Applications Starting Sept. 1

After a successful first year, the U of I – Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) is excited to continue supporting researchers. Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2019, for article processing charges occurring during FY 20. Review the eligibility criteria and guidelines and reach out to Jylisa Doney, U of I – OAPF fund manager, with any questions.

Outdoor Program Hosts Huckleberry Hike

Join the Outdoor Program for huckleberry picking on Saturday, Aug. 3. Participants will take an easy hike to a secret stash and then spend the afternoon picking berries. Bring containers to take the berries home. Cost is $30, including transportation. A pre-trip meeting is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Outdoor Program office in the Student Rec Center. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office. Questions? Contact 208-885-6810.

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is July 17

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. Faculty and staff can access application forms online. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Read more and apply for space.

Host a Pakistani Student This Summer

The International Programs Office has opportunities available for U of I employees to host a Pakistani student in their home for 10 days (Aug. 9-18) as a part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board in partnership with U of I. Host families will be compensated $140 to host the student. Read more.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 22. Read more and apply.

Update Logos at the Brand Resource Center

The University of Idaho logomark — which includes the "University of Idaho" wordmark and the "I" — is a powerful symbol of our great university. Updated logos for units across campus are available for download as part of the Brand Toolkit in the U of I Brand Resource Center to help faculty and staff create university materials quickly and easily in Microsoft and Adobe products. Find the right logo.

Faculty Invited to Apply to the NSF Research Traineeship Program

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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, Aug. 19. Read more and apply.

Save the Date for the Bellwood Memorial Lecture Oct. 22-23

The University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court and Idaho State Bar are proud to announce the 2019 Bellwood Memorial Lecture, "Climate Change and the Future of Energy" on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Boise and Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Moscow. The lecture will be given by Ken Salazar, a former U.S. secretary of the Department of Interior (2009-13), U.S. senator from Colorado (2005-09) and attorney general of Colorado (1999-05). More details about the lecture and speaker are on the Bellwood Memorial Lecture website.

New Advanced Email Security Service Begins with URL Defense

Email continues to be the No. 1 attack vector for malicious actors. The University of Idaho Budget Finance Committee funded the Advanced Email Filtering project to improve email security across the organization. This week, ITS will implement a core component of this project that includes a number of email protection features including a new URL Defense service. Read more.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session III Four-Week Classes Begin: Monday
Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds—Arboretum Concert: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Microsoft Access: Building a Database the Right Way: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pitman 045, Pitman Center
Pizza in the Park with Vandals: 6-8 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Lion’s Park, Nampa
Deadline to Add or Drop Summer Session III Four-Week Classes: Wednesday
Forestry Shortcourse: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint
Advanced Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pitman 040A, Pitman Center
Screen on the Green—Shazam!: 8:45-11:45 p.m., Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference: Friday to Saturday, Idaho Commons
Deadline to Withdraw Summer Session II Eight-Week Classes: Friday
UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Welcome Center, Pitman Center
Business Grammar Fundamentals: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Pitman 045, Pitman Center
Measuring Your Trees: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, Sandpoint
Clean Water: CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market

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U of I in the News

Delivering on Our Brave and Bold Mission

By President Scott Green

I am thrilled to be back in Moscow to take the helm at the University of Idaho. To be in this role, after my childhood years roaming campus with my grandfather, Leon “Doc” Green, makes for a special homecoming. The U of I presidency is an incredible honor. This university’s mission is to serve our state’s citizens, communities and industries. For Idaho to thrive, U of I has to deliver on that mission. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Dessert Reception July 15 to Say Goodbye to Jeff Dodge and Mark McLaughlin

Join the College of Law at 2 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 15, in the foyer of the Menard Law Building to say goodbye to our colleagues. Jeff Dodge has served as an associate dean at the college since 2012. He and his husband, Mark McLaughlin in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, are leaving U of I for the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law where Dodge will begin an associate dean role. Help us thank them for their contributions to our community!

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July 1-7, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Early Deadline for July 8 Daily Register

The deadline to submit items to the Monday, July 8, Daily Register has been moved up to noon Wednesday, July 3, as a result of the Independence Day holiday. All submissions for the July 8 Daily Register can be submitted by noon Wednesday, July 3, via the form at uidaho.edu/news/submit.

ITS Update on Statewide Network Outage June 19

The University of Idaho's statewide information technology network experienced severely degraded performance from about 5:45-11:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Services that depend on the network were mostly unusable until Information Technology Services (ITS) personnel resolved the issue. ITS has made changes to prevent, or more quickly recover from, similar future scenarios. The U of I Information Security Office within ITS considers the incident as a directed attack on the university network. Read more.

Participate in a Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Function

The Exercise Physiology Research Lab is seeking generally healthy adults aged 35-60 years old, who have either been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have never been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to participate in a study investigating the effects of sitting on vascular function. The study will require two laboratory visits, totaling approximately five hours. The measurements taken throughout the study include body composition assessment, blood draw to measure blood sugar, fats and markers related to vascular health, and leg blood flow using ultrasound. Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of six $50 gift cards. More information is available by contacting exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007.

VandalStore Tech Payment Plans to End

The VandalStore will no longer offer payroll deduction payment plans to new customers effective today, July 1, 2019. Anyone currently on a payment plan will continue with that plan as per the terms of their agreement.

Einstein's Closed July 4-5

Einstein's Bagel Bros. will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Because campus will be open Friday, July 5, The Hub will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Door prices have been discounted for summer at $7, $8 and $9 respectively. More information is at uidaho.edu/dining.

Dependent Audit Verification Hardcopy Documents Available 

All hard copy documentation previously provided at the Human Resources office related to the dependent audit verification is now available for pickup. Come to the front office in Human Resources to retrieve hard copy documents. Due to confidentiality, identification will be required and documents will be released to employees only, not family members or other individuals. No action is necessary for those who don’t want hard copy documentation as all hard copy documents will be shredded if not picked up by Friday, Sept. 20.

New Student Required Safety Program Information Session

The Office of the Dean of Students and Vandal Health Education will provide an information session on the newly updated required online safety program for incoming students from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in TLC 222. Learn more about the program.

Street Resurfacing Begins Today

Beginning today, July 1, four sections of campus surface streets will undergo resurfacing:

  • Perimeter Drive from the Facilities building to Old Pullman Road.
  • Idaho Avenue between Elm Street and the rear Bruce M. Pitman Center alley.
  • Deakin Avenue between Idaho and University avenues.
  • Deakin Avenue between Sweet Avenue and the one-way alley between the Lionel Hampton School of Music and Gold Lot 46.

Learn more about the closures.

Screen on the Green Features “Space Jam”

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn, Moscow, for "Space Jam." View the full schedule.

Raft the Salmon River with the Outdoor Program

Enjoy a day whitewater rafting on the Salmon River at the peak of its excitement with the Outdoor Program. The trip takes place Saturday, July 27, with a pre-trip meeting scheduled 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Cost is $90, which includes equipment and transportation. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office in the Student Rec Center. Questions can be directed to 208-885-6810.

PTS Office Closed July 4-5

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. The office will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 8. Updated parking information is on the Parking and Transportation Services website. Questions can be directed to parking@uidaho.edu.

Register Youth Service Programs

The University of Idaho serves more than 55,000 youth through its programs. The Protection of Minors Standards requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to register their program. Understanding how many youth the university serves helps us understand the scope of our youth service, and helps us provide information to groups serving youth. Programs can be registered here. On the left of the page, click on Protecting Minors. Just below Protecting Minors is the Youth Services Program Registration form. Submitters will receive an email that provides guidance on planning, documentation and training. Contact risk@uidaho.edu with questions.

Faculty Invited to Apply for the NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a preliminary proposal to the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program, a limited-funding submission opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 15. Read more and apply.

Participate in a Study on Sitting and Muscle Health

Participate in a study examining the effects of sitting on various parameters of muscle health. The Exercise Physiology Research Lab is looking for men and women age 35 years and older. The study will consist of two visits to the lab and wearing of an activity monitor for seven days to record daily activity. This study will include gathering information about cardiovascular health (body composition, blood sugar and fats), activity levels and dietary intake. More information is available by contacting 208-885-2007 or exphys@uidaho.edu.

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Keep a reusable, BPA-free water bottle filled, and drink at least 8 ounces of clean water for each half-hour of work outside. Other tips from Blue Cross of Idaho include eating foods that will quench thirst. Blue Cross also encourages employees to add fruits and vegetables including cucumber, lettuce, celery, watermelon, strawberries, carrots and cantaloupe to their summer menus. More tips are available at the Blue Cross of Idaho website.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Welcome Lunch for President Scott Green: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Idaho Commons Food Court
Ag Talk Tuesday: 8-9 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Idaho AgCredit, Rexburg
Forestry Shortcourse: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, Sandpoint
Screen on the Green‑Space Jam: 8:45-11 p.m. Wednesday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
Independence Day: University Closed: Thursday
Deadline to withdraw Summer Session II Six-Week Classes: Friday
Legislative Energy Horizon Institution: Saturday to Monday, Richland, Washington
Ag Econ Wheel of Fortune: CALS Summer of Science: Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market

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Feature Stories

U of I Researcher Part of Team to Send Robot Copter to Saturn Moon for NASA Mission

A project to launch a robotic rotorcraft lander to Saturn’s moon Titan, envisioned by a University of Idaho researcher, has been selected by NASA for launch. The mission, known as Dragonfly, involves 35 scientists from around the globe and is funded for up to $850 million. It is led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and beat 11 other teams to win NASA’s New Frontiers Program competition. Read more.

News Releases

Annual Arboretum Associates Summer Concert July 8 at U of I

“Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual outdoor concert featuring Palouse-area musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 8. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the U of I Golf Course. It is sponsored by Arboretum Associates and U of I’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more.

U of I Study Finds Increased Moisture Facilitated Decline in Fires in Africa

The amount of area burned across Africa declined by 18.5 percent between 2002 and 2016, according to a University of Idaho study, and this reduction was likely driven by an increase in plant-available moisture and not solely changes in human behavior, as previous studies have found. The study was published, Thursday, June 27, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Advancement's Jen Root Receives National Recognition for Career Achievement

Congratulations to Jen Root, senior director of development for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Root received the Ray A. Miller Professional Achievement Award from the National Agricultural Alumni Development Association. The award recognizes individuals for their significant career activities and accomplishments, and leadership activities in professional and community organizations.

CLASS Student Receives Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Nicolas Schofield, a history and international studies student from Boise, was among 15 students in the United States named to the 2019 Class of the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. The program offers students fully funded, eight-week internships in Argentina, Germany and Hong Kong. It also includes a pre-departure virtual learning seminar, re-entry seminar and a service project to share learning with their campus and local communities. Schofield will complete his internship in Berlin, Germany, with the host company EU Russia Civil Society Forum.

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June 24-30, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Welcome President Scott Green with Open House-Style Lunch

University of Idaho faculty, staff and students, as well as local community leadership, are invited to an open house-style lunch to welcome Scott Green as the 19th President of the University of Idaho from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Idaho Commons Food Court, 875 Line St., Moscow. Cookout fare will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, June 27.

Student Profile Re-Introduced on VandalWeb

Student Profile, originally introduced in VandalWeb for students and advisors in July 2017, is expanding. Features like Advisee List, Download Advisee List, and Email Advisees will be moved into Student Profile beginning today, June 24. Reference guides for using Student Profile are available on the Registrar’s Office website. Read more.

Intersection of Sixth and Line Streets Closing for Updates

The intersection of Sixth and Line streets will be closed July-October to repair aging steam tunnels. Local access will be maintained but there will be no through traffic. This will be a significant challenge during fall move-in, Greek recruitment and the beginning of classes. Exercise caution, patience and feel free to reach out to Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu for project questions or Parking and Transportation Services at parking@uidaho.edu, for parking, mobility or access questions.

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse’

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn for "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse." The screening will be shown in partnership with the International Programs Office. View the full schedule.

Dormant-Inactive Report Available Online

The Dormant-Inactive report is now available online. Units that wish to have one or more courses removed from the list of potential dormant courses must have their current department/unit chair/head/coordinator or associate dean submit a request via email to Grace Miller. Departments may also send a representative to attend the first University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting in October or have their UCC college representative speak at UCC and request that courses be removed from the list. Courses that have not been removed from the list will be considered for dormant status by UCC.

Soil Stewards Hold Farm Produce Sale

Soil Stewards Student Farm will have a weekly produce sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday outside the Commons, across from Einstein's. The sale will be held through October. All produce is grown using organic growing practices. Proceeds from the sales help buys seeds, equipment, tools, etc. These supplies help keep the farm running and give students the opportunity to learn how to apply scientific knowledge to make farm management decisions and receive hands-on training.

Volunteers Needed for SYNC 2019

The Center for Volunteerism and Social Action is seeking volunteers for SYNC (Serving Your New Community) on Saturday, Aug. 24. This volunteer opportunity connects incoming students with their new community. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks that include driving small student groups, handing out T-shirts and directing new student volunteers. Anyone who would like to help with the event may email volunteer@uidaho.edu. Read more.

Fraternity and Sorority Workshops Starting Soon

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff will be hosting two workshops, “Fraternities and Sororities: Information for Today’s College Professional” from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, and 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, both in TLC 028. These workshops seek to meet the following learning outcomes for faculty and staff participants. Read more.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF) RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to tackle those projects, which neither party could address as well or rapidly alone. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 1. Read more and apply.

Fourth Annual Vandal Raft Day Set July 20

The fourth annual Vandal Raft Day is coming up Saturday, July 20. July is one of the best times to enjoy the water, take in the beauty of Idaho and connect with other Vandals from around the state. Registration is capped at 100 people. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per person and includes the full-day raft trip, lunch, drinking water, photos and safety gear. Reservations can be made online. Contact Marie Duncan with any questions.

Faculty Invited to Apply to NSF ADVANCE

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the NSF ADVANCE Program: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Adaptation and Partnership Tracks), limited-submission funding opportunities. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 15. Read more and apply.

Open Sessions This Week for IGS Director/State Geologist

Finalists for the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) director/state geologist position are coming to campus as part of the hiring process. The third candidate, Janet Dewey, will visit Boise and Moscow and conduct different presentations at each location. Join for the following presentations. Read more.

Planning a BBQ on Campus? Contact EHS

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) asks to be notified of plans prior to barbecues by any unit or recognized student organization. EHS can assist in finding a safe location, ensuring a fire extinguisher is handy and answering questions about the other requirements for barbecuing on campus, such as restrictions on who may use a grill on campus property. Visit I-Safety for more information or call EHS at 208-885-6524 for more information.

Faculty Invited to Apply for the NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a preliminary proposal to the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, a limited-funding submission opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 15. Read more and apply.

Talk Focuses on Emerging Plant Disease Epidemics

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem is hosting a presentation by Rodrigo Almeida, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the E.J. Iddings Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 106, on “Emerging Plant Disease Epidemics: Biological Research is Key but not Enough.” The event is free. 

Outdoor Program Hosts Huckleberry Hike

Join the Outdoor Program for huckleberry picking on Saturday, Aug. 3. Participants will take an easy hike to a secret stash and then spend the afternoon picking berries. Bring containers to take the berries home. Cost is $30, including transportation. A pre-trip meeting is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Outdoor Program office in the Student Rec Center. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office. Questions? Contact 208-885-6810.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session III Six-Week Classes Begin: Monday
Energy Executive Course Summit: Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27, Coeur d’Alene
Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour: 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Craigmont Community Hall, Craigmont
Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff, Part I: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, ALB 112
U of I Snake River Pest Management Tour: 8:30 a.m. to noon Mountain Time Tuesday, Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, Aberdeen
UIRA Welcome Summer with Ice Cream: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Panhandle Cone and Coffee, Moscow
Light Show at Theophilus Tower: 10-11 p.m. Tuesday, Tower Lawn
Deadline to Add or Drop Summer Session III Six-Week Classes: Wednesday
Mental Health First Aid for Faculty/Staff, Part II: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, ALB 112
Supervisory Excellence Program‑Intro to Mentoring: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Pitman 040A, Pitman Center
Forestry Shortcourse: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, Sandpoint
Summer Design Days: Thursday, June 27-Sunday, June 30, Moscow
Joint University of Idaho/Limagrain Cereal Seeds/CHS Primeland Lewiston Crop Tour: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, Lewiston
Cereals Field Day, Rockland/Arbon: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time Thursday, Rockland and Arbon
Ecological Forest Management Field Tour: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County, Orofino
Hazardous Waste Workshop for Maintenance Operations: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Facilities‑Jacks Creek
Fraternities and Sororities: Information for Today’s College Professional: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, TLC 028
Basic Biosafety: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Room 321, Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC)
Screen on the Green, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse: 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
Deadline to Withdraw Summer Session I 12-Week Classes: Friday
Deadline to Withdraw Summer Session II Four-Week Classes: Friday
Forest Landowners Peer Learning Field Tour: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County, Orofino
Bonners Ferry Crop Tour: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dillin Farm, Bonners Ferry
American Falls Picnic: 1-8 p.m. Mountain Time Friday, American Falls Golf Course, American Falls
Idaho Butterflies: CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market
Vandal Night with the Seattle Storm: 4 p.m. Sunday, Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle

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Kudos and Acknowledgments

U of I, Idaho Falls Professors Lend Expertise to 2019 PROSE Awards Subject Category Winner

A reference guide that includes contributions from two University of Idaho, Idaho Falls professors, "Space Safety and Human Performance," is a subject category winner in the 2019 PROSE Awards. Awarded through the Association of American Publishers, winners were selected from more than 500 entries and 165 finalists that have made significant contributions to their field of study. The book includes contributions from Lee Ostrom, University of Idaho associate dean in the College of Engineering and center executive officer in Idaho Falls; and Cheryl Wilhelmsen, Idaho Falls technology management and industrial technology program director. Read more.

Help Celebrate Teresa Dillon's Retirement from U of I

Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) staff are hosting a retirement party for longtime U of I employee Teresa Dillon at 2:30 p.m. today, June 24, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow. Dillon is retiring at the end of this month after working for the Office of the President and ORED for a combined 11 years. Dillon is well-known across the Moscow campus for her keen ability to anticipate leadership needs and ensure time is managed effectively. She is also known for her polite demeanor and cheerful conversations with fellow staff members. This is the best opportunity to drop in and say good-byes before she leaves Idaho.

U of I College of Engineering Diversity Initiative Recognized by American Society for Engineering Education

The U of I College of Engineering has been recognized as a Bronze Level institution in the American Society for Engineering Education’s national Diversity Recognition Program. The recognition is given to universities across the U.S. that are committed to establishing support for underrepresented groups in engineering; assessing institutional policies, culture and climate; and implementing programs to strengthen K-12 and community college outreach for long-term growth. Read more.

New ORED RISE Program Supports Four Arts and Humanities Projects in 2019

Congratulations to the recipients of the ORED RISE Arts and Humanities Project Support program, which provided more than $9,000 in ORED funding for scholarly and creative efforts in the arts and humanities that either increase the competitiveness of an external grant or support scholarship and creative work. Learn about the recipients.

Faculty Receive ORED Funding for Early-stage Collaborative Proposal Development

The Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates the first awardees of ORED's Advancing Collaborative Efforts (ACE) program, which supports the acquisition of data, discussions about collaborative proposal ideas, and other activities that will result in the development of large, collaborative grant proposals. Nearly $98,000 in ACE funding was distributed. Learn about the recipients.

Honors Program Student Receives National Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Scholarship

University Honors Program student Abigail Childress received a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship from the national Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year. The mission of Phi Eta Sigma is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning and to assist students in their future goals. Childress, who came to the University of Idaho in fall of 2017 from Dalton Gardens, embodies the society's mission. Childress is pursuing three majors at the University of Idaho: biochemistry, microbiology and Spanish. She is also a member of the pre-health professional program, actively involved in the U of I chapter of Phi Eta Sigma and the University Honors Program.

U of I Landscape Architecture Expert Publishes Book on Singapore as Model for Green Space Design

Raffaella Sini, assistant professor in the College of Art and Architecture's Landscape Architecture Program, is publishing a book that highlights how the small island nation of Singapore, with its rapid urbanization and exponential growth since achieving sovereignty in 1965, is a “relevant case study for the planning and design of public parks and open green spaces." Read more.

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June 17-23, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Notice from the Idaho Attorney General

The state of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma Inc. — an opioid drug manufacturer — and members of the Sackler family who have ownership and control interests in Purdue. The lawsuit alleges the Sacklers and Purdue engaged in an aggressive and deceptive marketing campaign regarding opioid drugs that has been a major contributor in the dramatic increase in opioid prescriptions, opioid addiction, and opioid overdoses in Idaho — commonly referred to as the opioid crisis. The state is suing to recover damages based on the increased burdens the opioid crisis has imposed on state resources and Idaho as a whole. As part of the lawsuit, all relevant evidence needs to be preserved. If the state destroys or discards relevant evidence, the consequences can be harsh, including monetary penalties. Read more.

U of I Releases Spring Semester Dean's List

Congratulations to the more than 2,400 University of Idaho students who qualified for the spring 2019 Dean's List. To be included in the Dean's List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The spring 2019 semester ended May 10. University Communications and Marketing is pleased to make available lists, sorted by geographic region, of all spring semester Dean's List recipients at uidaho.edu/news/lists. The lists have also been made available to media outlets. A list of university-wide graduates for spring 2019 will be made available in July.

Move-In Day Volunteers Needed for Aug. 22

Housing and Residence Life is looking for more than 300 volunteers to assist students with moving into the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22. This is a big day for new and returning students and they would love the help! Volunteer or get more info online.

Tools Available on Risk Management and Insurance Website

The Risk Management and Insurance website has information on topics such as insurance for camps, inland marine, internships/practicums, liability, property and vehicles, as well as how to request a certificate of financial responsibility; protecting minor training and process standards; risk planning; claims and accident reporting; and process standards for the use of volunteers. Links to all necessary forms for insurance, accident reports, online activity waivers, requests for certificates of financial responsibility, driver's record checks, etc., are located on the website. Contact risk@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-7177 with any suggestions or questions regarding risk management and insurance.

Screen on the Green Starts Thursday

Join the Department of Student Involvement for Screen on the Green — the free, family friendly summer film series — beginning Thursday, June 20, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. The first film, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," will be shown in partnership with New Student Orientation. This event begins at approximately 8:45 p.m. Thursday. View the full schedule.

Guidelines Available for Youth Services Programs Employees and Volunteers

APM 05.12, Protection of Minors Standards, requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to screen, select and train employees and volunteers. The Risk Management and Insurance Office has guidelines available for all University of Idaho faculty and staff to use when working with minors. Read more.

Mental Health First Aid This Month for Faculty/Staff

Mental Health First Aid will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25-26, in ALB 112, Moscow. Mental Health First Aid is a certification program to help faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance-use disorders. Pre-registration is required. Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Mini Vandal Cheerleader Registration Closing Soon

Registration for Mini Vandal Cheerleaders closes Friday, June 21. The U of I Spirit Squad is looking for Vandal fans between the ages of 5-12. The minis will practice and perform with current members of the Vandal Spirit Squads. They will perform at home football, soccer and volleyball games. The Mini Vandals Spirit Squad package includes a Vandal Cheer shirt, Vandal poms or megaphone, online footage of a halftime performance, pictures with current squad members, a game day ticket for each performance event and a face tattoo.

OneDrive Sync Update Set June 21: 5 Terabytes of Storage Available

Each OneDrive user now has 5 terabytes of storage but there is a small change to be aware of for employees not using Windows 10. Windows 10 users will not notice any change. The changes will be apparent to users running Windows 7, 8.1, or any computer that has not been reimaged in the past two years and uses OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business is being discontinued by Microsoft. The new version is just OneDrive. This update applies to the application that syncs a computer's files with OneDrive and does not involve OneDrive cloud file storage or how OneDrive cloud storage behaves. Read more.

Take the CDC U.S. National Inventory for Poliovirus Containment Survey

The Institutional Biosafety Committee has sent an email regarding a poliovirus survey at the request of the CDC. Anyone who did not receive the email but stores human, animal or environmental samples may contact biosafety@uidaho.edu or 208-885-4054 for assistance in determining if this survey applies to a specific lab.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF) RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to tackle those projects, which neither party could address as well or rapidly alone. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 1. Read more and apply.

Outdoor Program Hosts Whitewater Rafting Trip

Come enjoy a day of whitewater rafting on the Salmon River at the peak of its excitement with the Outdoor Program. The trip begins Saturday, July 27, with a pre-trip meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the Outdoor Program Office. Cost is $90 and includes equipment and transportation. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office in the Student Recreation Center. Contact 208-885-6810 with any questions.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. U of I can serve as the lead institution on up to three proposals to the MRI program, and U of I will use an internal review process to determine which proposals will be submitted to NSF. The deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday, July 8. Read more and apply.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training : 1-2 p.m. Monday, TLC 245
LHMC Faculty Recital Hour: 7-8 p.m. Monday, Haddock Performance Hall
How Do You Change the Perceptions of Internal Staff to Gain Respect: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
NRCS Cost Share Programs for Landowners: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County, Orofino
LHMC Faculty Recital Hour: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Haddock Performance Hall
Supervisory Excellence Program-Managing Conflict: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, IRIC 305
Forestry Short Course: 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, Sandpoint
Search Committee Training: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
What a Manager Should Do When They Find Out Their Employees Are Unhappy: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Room 040A, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Safe Zone Training: 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Retirement Reception: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
LHMC Faculty Recital Hour:7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Haddock Performance Hall
Weed Science Research Tour: 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Parker Farm, Moscow
Forest Insect and Disease Field Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Idaho Department of Lands, Kamiah
Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Labs: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, AG SCI 62
Screen on the Green – “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”: 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
LHMC Student Chamber Recital: 7-8 a.m. Friday, Haddock Performance Hall
UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Welcome Center, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Pruning to Restore White Pine: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Inn at Priest Lake, Coolin
How to Create High-Impact Excel Reports: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Opening Reception at Prichard Art Gallery for ZIMOUN: 4-9 p.m. Friday, Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow
Healthy Soil: CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market
Thinning and Pruning Field Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, U of I Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, Sandpoint
LHMC Student Showcase Concert: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Auditorium, Administration Building
LHMC Final Concert: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Auditorium, Administration Building
Vandal Day at Breckenridge Brewery: 2:30-5 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Breckenridge Brewery, Littleton, Colorado

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Feature Stories

The Economics of Climate

Climate change is a global issue, and every one of us has a stake in the solutions and adaptations to this international problem. A series of stories and the latest episode of "The Vandal Theory" podcast explore the opportunity all Vandals have to improve the resilience of Idaho's economy to mitigate climate change. Explore the stories.

News Releases

First Four Chobani Scholars Selected to Attend U of I

The University of Idaho is celebrating National Dairy Month with the announcement of its first cohort of Chobani Scholars. Four Idaho students will attend the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences thanks to scholarship support from Chobani. They will pursue varied careers as the next generation of Idaho dairy professionals. Read more.

Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Focus of U of I-WSU Conference July 11-13

Farmers, bakers, brewers, grain brokers, investors and others with interests in what and how people eat and drink will find something to chew on during the first Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference July 11-13 in Pullman and Moscow. The conference is presented by Washington State University Food Systems with support from University of Idaho Extension. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Retirement Reception Wednesday for Myung Chun

Human Resources and the Division of Finance and Administration will host a reception in honor of Myung Chun, employment services specialist, who retires after 35-plus years of service to the University of Idaho. A reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom.

Shaping Saturn’s Rings Subject of Study

Matthew Hedman from the Department of Physics and colleagues published in Science. His study presents remote-sensing observations of the main rings of Saturn taken during the final year of the Cassini spacecraft mission. These observations revealed a wide range of structures in the rings created by massive objects like moons and interactions among the ring particles themselves. They also found variations in the ring's colors that likely reflect differences in the surfaces of the ring particles.

Mellisa Clemons Receives NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Mellisa Clemons of the Fuerst lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, who received a $25,000 NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship for “Genetic Characterizations of Retinal Cell Signaling Proteins.”

Bioregional Planning Expert Working with Governor to Increase Idaho’s Broadband Internet Access

Jaap Vos, head of the College of Art and Architecture's Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program, accepted an invitation this month to join Idaho's Broadband Task Force under the direction of Gov. Brad Little and the Idaho Department of Commerce. The task force will focus on defining, incentivizing and improving broadband services in Idaho to meet Little's goal of ensuring "rural and urban Idaho are connected and well-positioned to attract and create maximum success." Read more.

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June 10-16, 2019

Faculty and Staff News

Welcome to New Faculty Secretary Francesca Sammarruca

Congratulations to Francesca Sammarruca, who will join the University of Idaho as the secretary of the university faculty, effective July 1. Sammarruca started her tenure-track career at U of I as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics in 1997 and rose through the department until she became a professor in 2007. She has a doctorate in physics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the equivalent of a master's in physics from the University of Pavia, Italy. Read more.

Announcing New Director of Financial Aid Randi Croyle

The Student Financial Aid Office would like to announce the appointment of Randi Croyle as director of Financial Aid. Croyle brings exceptional leadership and vision to an already very strong team. She is a collaborative financial aid professional who will partner with many offices across campus and the state to develop strategic initiatives to provide financial support to our current and future U of I students. She brings strong financial aid knowledge and experience as well as a proven ability to implement contemporary financial aid strategies. Read more.

Research Report Highlights Impact of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is proud to announce the publication of U of I's 2019 Research Report. This six-page brochure includes a “by the numbers” breakdown of the university's sponsored research activity, research expenditures and technology commercialization successes. It also includes a message from Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet E. Nelson and a series of short stories that reflect the hard work of faculty, staff and students; our commitment to success; and our drive to advance our citizens, our society and our economy through research, teaching and outreach. Please celebrate these stories that reflect the growth and investment in our research enterprise.

Standup Paddleboarding and Yoga Session Set July 18

Join the Outdoor Program for on-the-water yoga with standup paddleboarding at Spring Valley Reservoir. Paddle out for a relaxing yoga session that will help build balance and strength while outdoors. The session is at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18, and costs $30. Cost includes equipment and transportation. Sign up at the Outdoor Program Office or call 208-885-6610 with questions.

The Hub is Open for Summer

The Hub is open limited hours throughout the summer. Faculty and Staff can utilize their Cinch Plans, Dining Dollars, credit/debit cards and cash. More information and summer door rates are available at the Vandals Dining website.

Summer NOI Deadlines for Limited-Submission Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is pleased to share its current list of limited-submission funding opportunities with internal Notice of Intent deadlines through September 2019. See the planning tool for links to one-page descriptions of current limted-submission funding opportunities and instructions for the submission of the Notice of Intent through RFD's online ticketing system.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Training

Take part at 1 p.m. Monday, June 17, in TLC 245 for QPR Training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidence-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life. The training is free and open to faculty, staff and students. Register here.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

Summer Session II Classes Begin: Monday
Deadline to Add or Drop Summer Session II Classes: Wednesday
Forestry Shortcourse: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, 10811 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint
2019 Bonner County Farm Tour: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, University of Idaho Extension, 4205 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint
Palouse Chapter Summer Kickoff: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Martin’s Square, 115 E. Second St., Moscow
UIRA Pizza and Pitch: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Ghormley Park, Moscow
Deadline to Withdraw Alternate Summer Session I Six-Week Classes: Friday
Deadline to Withdraw Summer Session I Eight-Week Classes: Friday
UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Welcome Center, Bruce M. Pitman Center
12th Annual Native Plant Field Day: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aberdeen Research and Extension Center
Fabric Dyeing: CALS Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Moscow Farmers Market, Friendship Square, Moscow
GOLD Bike Bar Tour: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Boise Art Collective Parking Lot, the corner of 12th and Front streets, Boise

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News Releases

ICCU Arena Breaks Ground for Basketball, Events

Idaho Central Credit Union Arena has begun the construction phase with the turning of shovels June 6 on the University of Idaho campus. U of I President Chuck Staben, ICCU CEO Kent Oram, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, interim Athletic Director Pete Isakson and others turned dirt at the site of the future multipurpose arena north of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow. Read more.

U of I Study Finds Wildfire’s Contribution to Atmospheric Carbon Overestimated

Wildfires spew smoke and harm overall air quality, but they contribute a lot less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than many people assume — and that many scientific models predict — according to a University of Idaho study. Many regional estimates of wildfire carbon emissions are 59 to 83 percent higher than emissions based on field observations, according to the study led by U of I doctoral student Jeff Stenzel. The study, “Fixing a Snag in Carbon Emissions Estimates from Wildfires,” was published in the journal Global Change Biology. Read more.

Prichard Art Gallery Features Internationally Acclaimed Artist Zimoun

Internationally acclaimed, Swiss-based artist Zimoun, who creates site-specific sound installations with commonplace industrial objects that reference the chaos of the modern day, will showcase his work this summer at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. The exhibit – the Prichard’s most ambitious to date – opens with a reception from 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, during the 15th annual Moscow Artwalk, and runs through Sept. 22. It features five installations that consist of 618 motors, 804 meters of rope, 341 sticks, 172 boxes, 920 grams of cotton, 22 cubic centimeters of felt, 161 wires, 105 disks, 11 springs and one video.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Which Bacteria are Spreading Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater?

Eva Top and Thibault Stalder from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies published in The ISME Journal, the Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology. The study identified bacteria that can carry antibiotic resistance genes through a wastewater treatment plant. These findings may help scientists determine how resistance emerges and disseminates, limit the spread of antibiotic resistance and predict which antibiotic resistance genes will show up in future infectious disease outbreaks.

Jeff A. Johnson Award for Excellence Awarded to U of I Director

Congratulations to Ken Baker, interim director of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab at the College of Art and Architecture in Boise, who received the 2019 Jeff A. Johnson Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes from the U.S Department of Energy. The award recognizes Baker's outstanding accomplishments surrounding building energy codes and his impact, innovation, collaboration and passion. Read more.

Architecture Professors Honored by Preservation Idaho for Positive Contributions to State Landmarks

In Preservation Idaho's annual awards ceremony over the weekend, University of Idaho professors from the College of Art and Architecture were honored for their positive impacts on historic preservation throughout the state. Professor Anne Marshall, Professor Emeritus Wendy McClure, Associate Professor Phillip Mead and Associate Professor Emeritus D. Nels Reese were recognized for their contributions to the peer-reviewed online encyclopedia, Archipedia, which features the country's most architecturally significant structures, published by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Join U of I President Chuck Staben for a Special Groundbreaking Celebration

Join University of Idaho President Chuck Staben at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, for a groundbreaking celebration at the future home of Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. This 62,000-square-foot, 4,200-capacity facility will be a one-of-a-kind engineered wood structure, highlighting Idaho’s wood products industry and providing a unique home for U of I’s basketball program as well as academic events, concerts and conferences. Parking will be available in Lot No. 34, west of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Learn more.

OneDrive Sync Update: 5 Terabytes of Storage Available

Each OneDrive user now has 5 terabytes of storage but there is a very small change to be aware of for employees not using Windows 10. Windows 10 users will not notice any change. Read more.

Faculty Invited to Apply for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Awards

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program, a limited-submission opportunity. Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. The updated deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific on Friday, June 7. Read more and apply.

Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing for Summer 2019

Western States Fire Protection is scheduled to be on campus to complete U of I’s annual inspection and testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems this week, June 3-7. The company will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions may be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.

Faculty Invited to Apply for NSF Innovations in Graduate Education

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education program, a limited-submission funding opportunity. The University of Idaho can serve as the lead institution for up to two proposals to this program. The updated deadline to submit NOIs to RFD is 5 p.m. Pacific on Friday, June 7. Read more and apply.

Join the Water Works Challenge

University of Idaho employees can join the Water Works Challenge June 3-24 to hydrate and get ready for summer. Just track water consumption over three weeks through Blue Cross of Idaho for a chance to win a prize. Go to bcidaho.com, log in to your account and select the WellConnected logo for more details and to sign up before Friday, June 7.

Summer NOI Deadlines for Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is pleased to share its current list of limited-submission funding opportunities with internal Notice of Intent deadlines through September 2019. See the planning tool for links to one-page descriptions of current limted-submission funding opportunities and instructions for the submission of the Notice of Intent through RFD's online ticketing system.

Palouse Alumni Chapter Summer Kickoff Set Thursday

Celebrate the start of summer fun with fellow Vandals on the Palouse. The alumni chapter has a series of traditional events with new ones mixed in for 2019. Join in from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Martin’s Square, 115 E. Second St., Moscow, and check out the food and drink specials at Slice and Biscuit, Hoof and Trotter and Mela. There will also be giveaways and raffles. This event is family friendly. For more information, contact Tim Helmke.

Talk Focuses on Emerging Plant Disease Epidemics

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem is hosting a presentation by Rodrigo Almeida, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the E.J. Iddings Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 106. The event is free and open to the public.

This Week’s Events

Events are held in Moscow unless otherwise noted.

The Long Distance Leader: Strategies for Leaders Separated from their Team by Location and Time Zones: 10-11 a.m. Monday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, IRIC 105
Ag Talk Tuesday: 8-9 a.m. Mountain time Tuesday, Idaho AgCredit, 2883 Idaho Highway 93, American Falls
Anticipated Effects of Climate Change on Forests and Other Ecosystems in North Central Idaho and the Region: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County, Orofino
Supervisory Excellence Program–Communication Essentials: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Room 040A, Bruce M. Pitman Center
ICCU Arena Groundbreaking: 11 a.m. Thursday, next to the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center
Palouse Chapter Summer Kickoff: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Martin’s Square, 115 E. Second St., Moscow
Intro to Standup Paddleboarding: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Spring Valley Reservoir
Vandal Voices: How Smart Marketers Influence the Way We Eat: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise
Deadline to Withdraw Summer Session I Six-Week Classes: Friday
Southern Idaho Crops, Soils and Technology Field Day: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Parma Research and Extension Center, Parma
WWAMI Alumni Reunion: 2-8:30 p.m. Friday, Room 045, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Science Saturday Amphibians and Reptiles: Diversity in the City: 9:45-11 a.m. Saturday, U of I Arboretum

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Feature Stories

Kendall Gray graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering after four years on the women's golf team and another year as an assistant coach. Now she heads off to Boeing to begin her career after golf. Watch Kendall’s video.

News Releases

U of I Analyzes Climate Change Impacts on Economics, Law, Humanities

The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is leading a two-year Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment to evaluate the economic impact of climate change on Idaho. The assessment, which involves more than 100 Idaho researchers, is in the early stages and is one of many initiatives at U of I focusing on climate change and how to study it, teach it and observe its consequences. A comprehensive look at U of I’s climate change research is available at uidaho.edu/news/climate-change. Read more.

U of I Students Win Startup Money at Spring Business Competitions

University of Idaho Students won their share of $25,000 toward developing business ideas this spring during the annual Idaho Pitch and Startup Vandal competitions. More than three dozen teams pitched their startup proposals to 50 investors at the Idaho Commons in Moscow during a tournament hosted by U of I’s College of Business and Economics (CBE). Students from Rathdrum to Gooding, throughout the Northwest, and as far north as Alaska presented original ideas including an on-site canola seed oil extractor, a virtual reality mindfulness app and a catheter that reduces the likelihood of associated urinary tract infections. Read more.

U of I Study: Prescribed Burning to Combat Wildfires Has Not Increased in the West

Fire management agencies are not increasing the use of prescribed fire – a key tool for preventing wildfires — anywhere outside of the Southeastern United States, according to a new University of Idaho study. The study, published May 29 in the journal Fire, evaluated data trends from 1998 to the present in the National Interagency Fire Center Situation Report Archives as well as historical wildland fire summaries, which began in 2002. Read more.

Strategies Food Marketers Use to Tempt Us Focus of U of I Boise Talk

How immune consumers are to the power of persuasion when it comes to shopping, preparing and eating food will be the subject of the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, June 6, in Boise. Ariel Agenbroad, a U of I area Extension educator for Ada County, will discuss “How Smart Marketers Influence the Way We Eat” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise. Read more.

U of I in the News

Innovative Programs Enhance University of Idaho’s Unique Impact on State, Region

President Chuck Staben guest column from the Idaho Statesman, May 29: In 2014, I came to the University of Idaho with a belief in the unique power of land-grant universities to change lives and improve the world. As I approach the end of my presidency, that belief is only stronger. U of I has built on its legacy with a forward-looking vision and practical steps to make an impact for our state, its citizens and its communities. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Carr-Chellman Wins Outstanding Assistant Professor Award

The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education has named Davin Carr-Chellman, a faculty member in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, as the council's 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Assistant Professor Award. He was nominated by colleagues for his outstanding teaching, scholarship, outreach and service. The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education is an organization composed of 20 major universities that provide research, service, teacher education and advance graduate studies in career and technical education and human resource development. The council's activities are accomplished through the cooperative efforts of the member universities by contributing human and material resources to inter-institutional projects that exceed the scope and capabilities of any one university.

U of I Student Receives Prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

The University of Idaho Distinguished Scholarships Program, along with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is pleased to announce that Mikayla Sievers, an English graduate student, has been selected to receive a 2019 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Panjabi in India. Read more.

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May 27 through June 2, 2019

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Junior Golf Camp Registration Open

The University of Idaho and Washington State University are joining forces to host a junior golf camp June 23-26 for golfers ages 10-18 of all ability levels. Receive small-group instruction from highly skilled coaches in a safe, healthy and fun learning environment. The overnight camp costs $895 and includes lodging and meals. A day camp option costing $495 is also available. Space is limited. Learn more and register.

Support the New Crowdfunding Campaigns on U&I Give

Take a moment to check out the newest campaigns at U&I Give, the University of Idaho’s crowdfunding platform, and show support by sharing them online. The English Department, Architecture Program, and U of I Extension: Food Systems and Small Farms are all raising funds on U&I Give.

Apply to be a U of I Confucius Institute Faculty Fellow

University of Idaho Confucius Institute Faculty Fellows have interests that intersect with the mission of the Confucius Institute, which is to promote educational and cultural exchange opportunities between China and Idaho. Fellows have the opportunity to network with others on campus interested in interdisciplinary work on China and are able to apply for the UICI Fellows' small research grant. Find out more and apply.

Know About the U of I Emergency Response Team

One of Environmental Health and Safety's services is to provide rapid response to incidents that threaten lives, property and/or the environment, including chemical, radiological and biohazardous incidents. Even for employees who don't work with these materials, by properly cleaning up and handling the waste from such incidents, the response team benefits everyone on campus. Read more at I-Safety.