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

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June 22-27, 2021
All events are free, located on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Kent Nelson’s Retirement Celebration set for Wednesday

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

2021 Jim Anderson Memorial Vandal Scramble Is Saturday

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

New Catering Services Provider Chosen

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

Discontinue Use of COVID-Telework Codes for Time Entry

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

Vandal Health Clinic Summer Location Is Available

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

Green Dot/Title IX Sexual Misconduct Research Is Underway

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

Expiration Dates for IRB Protocols Established

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

Events Council to Meet on Aug. 5

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

ORED Announces Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

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

Summer Daily Register Submission Deadline Announced

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

Graduate Writing Support Is Available This Summer

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

Support for APR and Faculty-Led Assessment Work Is Available

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

Tree Work Is Ahead

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

This Week’s Events

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

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

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

Featured Story

Soil-Free Farming

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

News Releases

Palouse Region Benefits from Nonstop Flight to Boise

The Palouse and surrounding region will benefit from easier access to Boise with the addition of a nonstop flight from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Alaska Air announced the new service. Tickets are on sale now, and flights begin Aug. 18. Read more.
 

U of I Launches Cybersecurity Master’s Program

Cybersecurity job openings in Idaho have increased 160% since 2015, according to a recent Idaho Department of Labor report, and the University of Idaho is adding to its degree offerings to meet state and national demand. Read more.
 

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

A University of Idaho-led project will define how different genomes determine unique qualities of popular domestic sheep breeds and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Read more.
 

University of Idaho Architecture Students Named Top 50

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

Free Summer Movies Begin Friday at U of I

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

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

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

U of I in the News

Arena Benefits the Region in Multiple Ways

This story and interview by Glenn Vaagen of the Pacific Northwest Ag Network were published on June 10.

Work continues on the University of Idaho’s new basketball arena, constructed adjacent to the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. What makes the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena unique is the fact that it was constructed with mass timber. Dennis Becker, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, said many are shocked that timber, a renewable resource, can be used to build such a large facility. Read more and listen to the interview.
 

State Auctions Ag Parcels in Growing SW Idaho for Big Premium

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

An auction of state-owned farmland in the growing Caldwell area generated nearly six times its appraised value. Idaho Department of Lands officials said two adjacent parcels totaling 282 acres sold at a June 11 auction for $35.2 million. Their combined appraised value was about $6 million. The University of Idaho has leased the parcels for agricultural research since the 1940s. The university about two years ago sold an adjacent veterinary training facility. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Spring Semester Dean’s List Is Announced

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

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

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

VandalStore Is Closed Today

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

Artificial Intelligence Workshop Survey Closes Today

Today, June 14, is the last day to take the artificial intelligence workshop survey hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. The goal is to identify existing concentrations of faculty expertise in this area and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. If you are interested in participating in this workshop in early September, complete a 60-second survey to help maximize the potential impact of the workshop. The survey closes at 5 p.m. Learn more.
 

Free Summer Rec Center Access Is Available

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

Learn About Arena-Related Parking and Pathway Restrictions This Summer

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

Free Summer Films Return June 18

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

Apply for a Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

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

Phone Systems Are Being Cleaned Up

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

Remember to Share Meeting Locations

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

Join Vandals Uncorked

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

Research Study Participants Are Needed

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

This Week’s Events

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

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

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

Featured Story

Arguing About Algebra

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

News Releases

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

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

U of I in the News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Dawn Sweet Has Paper Published

Dawn Sweet, assistant professor in Communication and Psychology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, recently published a paper about the relationship among mindfulness, rumination, depression, stress, anxiety, communication apprehension and willingness to communicate among veterinary medicine students. Students and practitioners of veterinary medicine experience higher rates of suicide and depression than other professions. Results suggest that mindfulness training may not only mitigate depression, anxiety and stress, but also mitigate communication apprehension and willingness to communicate, thereby contributing to more positive self-care and improved interactions with veterinary medicine clients.

Job Opportunities

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Help Promote Researchers in the News

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

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

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Interim Engineering Dean Finalists Are Named

Two finalists have been named for the interim engineering dean position. Each will interview during open sessions via Zoom today, June 7. Vivek Utgikar, professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, will interview 1-2 p.m., and John Crepau, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will interview 2:30-3:30 p.m. See the search website.
 

Vice Provost for Digital Learning Initiatives Finalists and Open Sessions Are Announced

Two finalists have been selected to interview for the vice provost for digital learning initiatives position. The recorded open sessions will be available as soon as possible following the final interview on Thursday, June 10. The sessions and a confidential feedback form will be available until noon on Wednesday, June 16. Anthony Pina will interview 2-3 p.m. tomorrow, June 8, in the Summit Room of the Idaho Student Union Building. Kenneth Udas will interview 3-4 p.m. June 10, in the Summit Room of the ISUB.
 

Summer Virtual Q&A Talks With Torrey Are Scheduled

Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host three Q&A conversations with faculty and staff this summer from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The events are scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, Tuesday, July 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 17. 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.
 

SRC, Well Space Closed for Annual Maintenance

The Student Recreation Center and the Well Space will be closed through Sunday, June 13, for annual maintenance. Email srcmembership@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6381 with questions about membership or future building hours.
 

SRC Lockers Will Reopen June 14

Starting Monday, June 14, the Student Recreation Center will reopen the locker rooms. Locker rentals include a combination lock and bath towel service. Showers and day lockers will also be available with SRC membership. Learn more.
 

Artificial Intelligence Workshop Survey Is Open Through June 14

The Office of Research and Economic Development is organizing a one-day faculty workshop on artificial intelligence. The goal is to identify existing concentrations of faculty expertise in this area and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. If you are interested in participating in this workshop in early September, complete a brief 60-second survey. The survey will help maximize the potential impact of the workshop. The survey will be open until 5 p.m. Monday, June 14. Read more.
 

Apply for a Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunity with an upcoming NOI deadline of Monday, June 21: National Science Foundation, EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC). For more information and to submit an NOI to apply to this and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Be Safe With Stinging Insects

The risk from bees, wasps and other stinging insects can be a year-round threat. Their activity picks up this time of year as the weather warms, and summer is a prime time for getting stung while on the job or off the clock. If you are allergic to insect stings, it’s a good idea to let your co-workers know, especially if you work outdoors and if you carry an EpiPen for this type of emergency. This can help them help you if you do get stung. Learn more on the I-Safety website.

This Week’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Our Gem Speaker Series: Wolf Lodge Creek Watershed Restoration: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Online via Zoom
Safe Zone Training: 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Online via Zoom
Supervisory Excellence Program – Building Team Relationships: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Brue M. Pitman Center Loading Dock
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, Online via Zoom
Our Gem Speaker Series: Youth Water Summit Highlights: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 10, Online via Zoom
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session 1 Six-Week Classes: Friday, June 11
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 11, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Supervisory Excellence Program – Communication Essentials: 1-3 p.m. Friday, June 11, Online via Zoom

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

Featured Story

Aha Moments in Adaptability

Going digital is not what Keara Sandy had in mind when she decided to become a teacher in hopes of connecting kids with nature. But when her first practicums switched from classroom to screen, two University of Idaho educators united to help students pivot. Read more.

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U of I to Partner With Alaska Airlines on Boise Flights

This story by Kevin Richert appeared on Idaho Education News on May 27.

The University of Idaho wants an air link between its campus and Boise — and it is willing to pay up to $1.5 million to make it happen. The university will offer a three-year revenue guarantee to Alaska Airlines under a contract that could bring back flights between Boise and Pullman, Washington. Read more.

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U of I Is a Tobacco-Free Campus

U of I is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has resources for individuals who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes.

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New Summer Daily Register Submission Deadline

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

Accept FY22 Digital Annual Contract Renewals, Salary Agreements and Letters by June 4

Automated annual contract renewals, salary agreements and letters for all permanent employees continuing into FY22 at U of I are available via VandalWeb and must be acknowledged/accepted in the system no later than Friday, June 4. If you had accepted a FY22 document before May 17, you need to acknowledge and accept the salary agreement again as the previous agreement was generated during a test of the process and may contain errors. This process applies to all employees except temporary help employees, temporary faculty, graduate assistants and other student-affiliated employees. Within at least 36 hours of acknowledging/accepting their document, employees will receive a PDF copy by email. Staff should email hr-salary@uidaho.edu with questions about the electronic system and faculty should email provost@uidaho.edu. The automated salary agreements and letters are in VandalWeb > Employees > Employee Information > Salary Agreements.
 

Einstein’s to Reopen June 7

Einstein’s Bagels will reopen Monday, June 7. Starbucks in the VandalStore is open Monday through Saturday this summer.
 

SRC Lockers Will Reopen June 14

Starting Monday, June 14, the Student Recreation Center will reopen the locker rooms. Locker rentals include a combination lock and bath towel service. Showers and day lockers will also be available with SRC membership. Learn more.
 

Apply for a Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the following new limited submission funding opportunities with upcoming NOI deadlines: American Honda Foundation, American Honda Foundation STEM Grant Program, with an NOI deadline of Monday, June 14; National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program, with an NOI deadline of June 14; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships, with an NOI deadline of June 14; National Science Foundation, Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science, with an NOI deadline of June 14; and National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (T32), with an NOI deadline of Monday, June 21. For more information and to submit an NOI to apply to these and other open limited submission funding opportunities, select the program from the table on the U of I InfoReady Review homepage. Contact the RFD Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Summer Graduate Writing Support Is Available

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

Become a Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar

The University of Idaho offers support to faculty members interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. To learn more, listen to the archived webinar “The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: What’s New for 2022 – 2023.” View the 2022-23 Fulbright Faculty Scholar Catalog and read the blog “5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Application.” The deadline for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards beginning in Fall 2022 is Wednesday, Sept. 15. Read more.
 

Faculty Success Seminar Recordings Are Available

The Research and Faculty Development team has completed another academic year of Faculty Success seminars. These one-hour seminars delivered information to enhance the competitiveness of proposals seeking funding to support faculty members’ research and scholarly efforts. Recordings and presentations from all previously delivered seminars can be viewed online.
 

Learn About Surplus Totes, Options

As the school year ends and departments begin cleaning their working areas, keep the following guidelines in mind to ensure the proper disposal of university equipment and materials and keep the university equipment functioning properly. See the guidelines.
 

How to Ship Dangerous Goods Safely

Hazardous materials and dangerous goods are  substances or materials that may pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported. Shipping hazardous chemicals, infectious substances, radioactive materials, compressed gases, dry ice, lithium batteries, aerosol cans and other items requires specific, formal training before performing these activities. Lack of proper training or shipping undeclared hazardous materials violates federal law and may result in fines. Learn more on the Environmental Health and Safety website.
 

Support for APR and Faculty-Led Assessment Work Is Available

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

Things to Know Before You Mow

While it may seem innocuous sitting in the corner of your garage, a lawn mower is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment that many of us use regularly during the summer. More than 20,000 injuries occur annually from the use of a mower, largely caused by flying debris, and many can be avoided by making simple preparations before you mow. Read on at the I-Safety website for additional information to keep yourself and others safe when using a lawn mower.
 

Read the EHS Summer Newsletter

Learn about the university’s Laboratory Safety Program and ways to stay safe in the newest edition of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) newsletter. Read the newsletter.  

This Week’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Effective Performance Management and Performance Evaluation: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, Online
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, Parking lot 60
Deadline to Withdraw From Summer Session 1 Four-Week Classes: Friday, June 4
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 4, Bruce M. Pitman Center

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Featured Story

Degree Studying Furry, Feathered Things Achieved by Vandal Marching Band Member

Rylie Malm has always marched to her own tune. Her musical prowess had her high stepping in marching bands since elementary school. After high school, she earned a spot on the Vandal Marching Band. But it was the love of animals that brought her to the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources. Read more.

News Releases

U of I’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects Four Fellows

Two University of Idaho students and two faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, a digital humanities center directed by librarians at the University of Idaho Library that provides digital opportunities to advance research and teaching. Read more.
 

Sweet Sounds During a Pandemic: World Premiere Composition Results From Virtual U of I Bandfest/Stringfest

Rather than cancelling the Bandfest/Stringfest for high school students this spring due to the pandemic, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music found a creative solution. Festival Fanfare, composed by U of I Professor Dan Bukvich, was created to commemorate the 44th year of the event and is designed to incorporate virtual performance recordings from participating high school musicians. Read more.
 

U of I-Led Study Finds Ongoing Evolution in Tasmanian Devils’ Response to Transmissible Cancer

University of Idaho researchers partnered with other scientists from the United States and Australia to study the evolution of Tasmanian devils in response to a unique transmissible cancer. The team found that historic and ongoing evolution are widespread across the devils’ genome, but there is little overlap of genes between those two timescales. These findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggest that if transmissible cancers occurred historically in devils, they imposed natural selection on different sets of genes. Read more.
 

U of I Music Student Receives Presser Foundation Scholar Award

Liam Marchant, a saxophone and composition major at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, is a 2021 recipient of The Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award. Selected by the faculty, the $4,000 award recognizes Marchant’s high level of academic and musical accomplishments and his leadership and citizenship. Read more.

U of I in the News

Wildfire Season Is Near; Here Is How It Could Impact Dairy Cattle

This story by Stephanie Garibay was published by KSAW-TV in the Magic Valley on May 19.

Wildfires have a significant impact on land and agriculture, but there’s not much data when it comes to the impacts these events have on dairy cattle. This is why a group of professors and some students at the University of Idaho decided to see what wildfires do to dairy cattle. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

A U of I-Led Study Identifies a Protein That Saves Cells From Formaldehyde Toxicity

Normal cellular processes give rise to toxins, like formaldehyde, that cells must mitigate. Bacteria that feed on methanol, like Methylorubrum extorquens, produce a lot of formaldehyde. A U of I-led study published in PLOS Biology identified a protein that acts as a kill-switch, binding to formaldehyde and leading to a rapid cessation in growth and protein production. This protein, named EfgA, is the first formaldehyde sensor ever discovered in bacteria that eat methanol as food and is found nearly universally among bacteria with this metabolic capacity. Read more.
 

Thousands Experience U of I Engineering Education Through Virtual and In-Person EXPO

More than 5,000 virtual users across 28 countries experienced engineering and computer science education at the University of Idaho through the 28th annual 2021 Engineering Design EXPO. Visitors were invited to engage in the event through a variety of virtual and in-person pathways. Read more.

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Employee Announcements

Create a Branded U of I Signature With the Email Signature Generator

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

How to Report a Vehicle Accident

Accidents happen, and it is important to know what to do if you are involved in an accident while driving a University of Idaho-owned vehicle or rented vehicle. Make sure there is always an Auto Accident Kit in the vehicle. The kit outlines the driver’s responsibilities and procedures. In the kit, you’ll find a Report Guide, a Certificate of Financial Responsibility and a Citizen’s Claim Procedure form. Visit the “Vehicle Use and Coverage” section of U of I Risk’s website for more forms and information.

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UCM Summer Newsletter Schedule Is Announced

The Daily Register will publish on a weekly basis beginning Monday, May 24. My UI and This Week are on hiatus for the summer. All newsletters will resume a normal schedule the week of Aug. 15.
 

Accept FY22 Digital Annual Contract Renewals, Salary Agreements and Letters by June 4

Automated annual contract renewals, salary agreements and letters for all permanent employees continuing into FY22 at U of I are available via VandalWeb and must be acknowledged/accepted in the system no later than Friday, June 4. If you had accepted a FY22 document before May 17, you need to acknowledge and accept the salary agreement again as the previous agreement was generated during a test of the process and may contain errors. This process applies to all employees except temporary help employees, temporary faculty, graduate assistants and other student-affiliated employees. Within at least 36 hours of acknowledging/accepting their document, employees will receive a PDF copy by email. Staff should email hr-salary@uidaho.edu with questions about the electronic system and faculty should email provost@uidaho.edu. The automated salary agreements and letters are in VandalWeb > Employees > Employee Information > Salary Agreements.
 

Learn About Surplus Totes, Options

As the school year ends and departments begin cleaning their working areas, keep the following guidelines in mind to ensure the proper disposal of university equipment and materials and keep the university equipment functioning properly. See the guidelines.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Summer Location Is Available

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

ECHO Idaho Has New Podcast

With support from the Valley County Opioid Response Project, Idaho’s Project ECHO has taken its groundbreaking telementorship programming a step further with a podcast, “Something for the Pain.” Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Supervisory Excellence Program – Leadership Essentials, Part 2: Leading Others (Communication, Group Decision Making, Planning, Delegating and Team Development): 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center

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Featured Story

Navy, Army ROTC Students Secure Foreign Language Scholarships

University of Idaho soccer player and Army ROTC Cadet Milana DesRosier was already fluent in Mandarin when she started learning Russian on her own. Languages, like the arc on a corner kick, intrigue her. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Dev Shrestha Named Chair of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Idaho Professor Dev Shrestha has been named chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1. Dev researches and teaches in areas related to biological and agricultural engineering. He has secured more than $6 million of external competitive research grant funding working on more than 20 projects. His current research projects have mainly been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. He has published more than 70 research articles, the majority of which are peer-reviewed publications. Read more.

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Show Your Vandal Spirit Tomorrow

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.
 

Join a Group Fitness Class

Stretch your mind and body with Recreation and Wellbeing’s Fitness Program starting the week of May 24. Classes include barre, chisel and sculpt, yoga and Zumba. Email bsturz@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

Events Council Virtual Networking Night Is May 26

Attend the first Events Council Networking event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, via Zoom. Gather in your office or together in a conference room and join for University of Idaho trivia. Have the Kahoot app downloaded on your phone and be able to access Kahoot.com — participants will need both. A game access code will be provided at the beginning of the hour. Email Kristi Overfelt at kloverfelt@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Summer Writing Center Support Is Available

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

Today’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Mental Health Action Day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Recreation Center
Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom

Friday

UIdaho Bound: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center

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Featured Story

On Track to a Career in Medicine

In preparation for his daughter’s commencement, Alfred Bowens walked back and forth to his mailbox for a month. He had been battling diabetes and congestive heart failure for years and because of heart failure, renal failure, edema and hypertension was hospitalized for four days this year. Read more.

News Releases

‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ Selected as 2021-22 U of I Common Read

The University of Idaho has chosen “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth as its Common Read for 2021-22. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Jagdish Patel and Colleagues Identify Natural Product That Inhibits Cancer Cells

U of I molecular modeler Jagdish Patel worked with Canadian scientists to identify a natural product from actinomycete extracts that might be useful in combating cancer. They focused on various actinomycete, a type of bacteria often used in the bioremediation of water or soil that has been polluted, and published their work in Cell Chemical Biology. They identified one compound that selectively targets and inhibits cancer stem cells over normal stem cells as well as the chemical pathway the natural product influences.

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Wine Down Wednesday Is Today

Learn about the spring release of Vandals Uncorked during Wine Down Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. today, May 19, via Zoom. This curated selection of four premium wines each has a Vandal connection. Bring questions for the winemakers. Register online.
 

Mental Health Action Day Is Tomorrow

Join Vandal Health Education for Mental Health Action Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, May 20, as part of Mental Health Month. Explore mental health resources, play yard games and interact with therapy dogs. Learn more about Mental Health Month. Email Amandaf@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

UCM Summer Newsletter Schedule Is Announced

The Daily Register will publish on a weekly basis beginning Monday, May 24. My UI and This Week are on hiatus for the summer. All newsletters will resume a normal schedule the week of Aug. 15.
 

Summer Graduate Writing Support Is Available

The Writing Center’s graduate writing consultant will be available for online consultations from Tuesday, May 25, to Friday, Aug. 13. Visit the online schedule to make an appointment.
 

Accept FY22 Digital Annual Contract Renewals, Salary Agreements and Letters by June 4

Automated annual contract renewals, salary agreements and letters for all permanent employees continuing into FY22 at U of I are available via VandalWeb and must be acknowledged/accepted in the system no later than Friday, June 4. If you had accepted a FY22 document before May 17, you need to acknowledge and accept the salary agreement again as the previous agreement was generated during a test of the process and may contain errors. This process applies to all employees except temporary help employees, temporary faculty, graduate assistants and other student-affiliated employees. Within at least 36 hours of acknowledging/accepting their document, employees will receive a PDF copy by email. Staff should email hr-salary@uidaho.edu with questions about the electronic system and faculty should email provost@uidaho.edu. The automated salary agreements and letters are in Vandal Web > Employees > Employee Information > Salary Agreements.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Summer Location Is Available

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

Today’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Deadline to Add or Drop With Refund Summer Session 1 Classes
Supervisory Excellence Program – Leadership Essentials, Part 1: Leading Self (Intro to Leadership, Creating a Vision and Goal Setting): 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Supporting Students in Distress: 11 a.m. to noon, Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Loading Dock
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
Maximizing Your Elevator Pitch: 3-4 p.m., Online

Thursday

Dissertation/Thesis Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Featured Story

An American Teacher in Paris

As a child growing up in Moscow and visiting relatives in Europe, Aléna Perriguey-Krings learned three languages. But for Perriguey-Krings, who earned bachelor’s degrees this month in French and public relations, the path to three-language fluency was less laissez faire than disciplined intellectual labor. Read more.

News Releases

U of I President Awards Medallion to University, Gritman Medical Center Pandemic Response Teams

Pandemic response teams from the University of Idaho and Gritman Medical Center that set up and operated testing facilities were presented the U of I President’s Medallion last weekend during Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies in Moscow. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Library Receives Grant to Digitize the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection 

The University of Idaho Library and the U of I Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology received $240,206 for a two-year project to digitize the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection, a preeminent collection of lithic (stone) artifacts created by Crabtree as well as documents, slides and photographs related to his work. All collection materials will be digitized in 2-D and made available via a specially created version of the U of I Library’s digital collection tool, CollectionBuilder. One thousand artifacts will also undergo 3-D photogrammetric digitization for inclusion in a “Virtual Lithics Lab,” giving site visitors a “hands-on” experience with these fragile artifacts. Read more.
 

Events Celebrated Honors Program Classes

The Honors Program celebrated 136 students on May 14 during three back-to-back in-person celebrations. The Honors Program class of 2020 had 80 students, and the class of 2021 had 56 students completing the program. Congratulations to all Honors Program graduates.

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ASCEND Hub Webinar on ‘Maximizing Your Elevator Pitch’ Is Tomorrow

This month, ASCEND Hub is partnering with Montana High Tech Business Alliance, Montana Bioscience Cluster Initiative, Montana BioScience Alliance and Montana World Trade Center to host a webinar on “Maximizing Your Elevator Pitch,” 3 p.m. tomorrow, May 19. The speakers will be Robert Goodwin, co-founder and CEO, Vibliome Therapeutics, LLC, and Liz Marchi, head of community engagement, Two Bear Capital. Register online. A replay of the event will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27.
 

Supervisory Excellence Program Announces Summer Schedule and New On-Demand Workshops

The University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program (SEP) is a flexible, performance skills-based program of learning designed to provide supervisors and aspiring supervisors skill development in critical thinking, delegating, coaching, setting expectations, communication, organizational awareness, team leadership and conflict management. Live SEP workshops begin tomorrow, May 19. Register online.
 

Join a Group Fitness Class

Stretch your mind and body with Recreation and Wellbeing’s Fitness Program starting the week of May 24. Classes include barre, chisel and sculpt, yoga and Zumba. Email bsturz@uidaho.edu with questions. Learn more.
 

Professional Development Resources Are Available

U of I has partnered with Academic Impressions, an organization specializing in professional development resources for higher education administrators. Provided by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President with support from the library, this partnership provides faculty, staff and students with membership access to a host of training resources for professionals working in higher education. Topic areas range from skills-based trainings for professionals in all areas of higher ed to leadership trainings on topics such as supervision, personal effectiveness and diversity, equity and inclusion. Workshops to assist individuals in using this resource will be held in the fall. Contact Account Manager Niecie Washington at niecie@academicimpressions.com for more information or with questions. Learn more.
 

Temporary TSA Pre-Check Is in Moscow

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center in Moscow that will be open for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 24. The temporary enrollment center will be at the Best Western University Inn’s Latah Room. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. daily. Appointments are currently available each day. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are recommended. Learn more.
 

Events Council Virtual Networking Night Is May 26

Attend the first Events Council Networking event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, via Zoom. Gather in your office or together in a conference room and join for University of Idaho trivia. Have the Kahoot app downloaded on your phone and be able to access Kahoot.com — participants will need both. A game access code will be provided at the beginning of the hour. Email Kristi Overfelt at kloverfelt@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

ECHO Idaho Has New Podcast

With support from the Valley County Opioid Response Project, Idaho’s Project ECHO has taken its groundbreaking telementorship programming a step further with a podcast, “Something for the Pain.” Learn more.

Today’s Events

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

Beyond a Book: Artist Books From Special Collections: Through Friday, Aug. 13, Library
Spring Final Grades Due by Noon
UIdaho Bound: 5-8 p.m., Online
Boise Spring Commencement: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise

Wednesday

Deadline to Add or Drop With Refund Summer Session 1 Classes
Supervisory Excellence Program – Leadership Essentials, Part 1: Leading Self (Intro to Leadership, Creating a Vision and Goal Setting): 9-11 a.m., Online via Zoom
Supporting Students in Distress: 11 a.m. to noon, Online via Zoom
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Bruce M. Pitman Center Loading Dock
NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

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Featured Story

From Marines to the Mountains

As a marine, William “Bill” Perry was a sergeant and commander of a Light Armored Vehicle, a mini tank and crew, that prepared for duty in Iraq. As a student in the University of Idaho’s forestry program in the College of Natural Resources, Perry took charge of his grades to rank among the university’s top forestry students in the class of 2021. Read more.

U of I in the News

Building a Better World: U of I Architecture Students Designed, Constructed Improvements Outside Cafe

This story written by Garrett Cabeza was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on May 14.

One World Cafe in Moscow has been busy making its world bigger and better this year. For starters, it expanded into the former Mock Orange restaurant adjacent to the coffee shop, where it now serves food and alcohol. Now, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture students are finishing up sidewalk seating improvements to the Main and Sixth streets sides of the business. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

Rusty Vineyard Named Director of Facilities Management

Russell “Rusty” Vineyard has accepted the position of director of Facilities Management and joined the team on May 3. Rusty has served as U of I’s executive director of Recreation and Wellbeing since 2018. Congratulations, Rusty, on your new role.
 

Amin Mirkouei Is Published in Forbes Magazine

Idaho Falls industrial engineering Assistant Professor Amin Mirkouei was recently published in Forbes Magazine. His article discusses how rare earth elements (REEs) — essential components in healthcare, clean energy and communication technologies such as electric vehicles, wind turbines and microchips — can be recycled from electronic waste using agromining, a process of using plants to extract metals from the soil.
 

Thank You to Shelby Silflow

Thank you to Shelby Silflow for all her support. Her diligence and patience are greatly appreciated.

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Employee Announcements

U of I Is a Tobacco-Free Campus

U of I is proud to be 100% tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs and any other tobacco-based products is banned on all U of I property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for individuals who would like to reduce their tobacco use.