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Faculty and Staff News

Technology Solutions Partners To Host Information Sessions

Information Technology Services (ITS) for UI employees is changing effective Aug. 14. ITS invites UI faculty and staff to find out more details by attending a one-hour information session to learn more and meet your new Technology Solutions Partner (TSP) support team in person. Each session is geared to answering employee questions and will cover specific details about TSP services and what employees can expect. A presentation will start the session, followed by a question-and-answer session. Light refreshments will be provided. Sessions begin Aug. 15. For TSP info session schedules, click here. Read more.

UI Resumes Regular Office Hours Aug. 21

The University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours starting the first day of fall semester. Beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 

Join Outdoor Programs for Mountain Bike Monday

Want to learn about local biking trails on Moscow Mountain?  Join the Outdoor Program for Mountain Bike Monday, Aug.7. Cost is $5. Meet at the Outdoor Program office at 4:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the Outdoor Program at 208-885-6810 or go online.
 

Biosafety Trainings Offered Each Month

The University of Idaho Office of Research Assurances offers free biosafety training for faculty, staff and students. In-lab training is also available. Trainings are held from 2-3 p.m. in IRIC 321. In August, trainings are set for Aug. 15 and Aug. 28. Click here to learn more and register. 
 

Volunteer for Housing Check-in!

University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life is seeking volunteers to help over 1,600 students move in to the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 17. It takes hundreds of volunteers to help these students and their families get settled in their new on-campus homes. Volunteers play a crucial part of ongoing efforts to enhance first-year experiences and retention at UI. Housing & Residence Life is recruiting volunteers to work shifts from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Sign up.
 

My UI Newsletter Resumes Weekly Publication

My UI, the weekly student newsletter, is published on Mondays through the academic year. The deadline for submissions to the newsletter is noon Wednesdays for the next week's publication. To submit an item, click here.
 

UI Seeks Feedback on Here We Have Idaho Magazine

As part of our ongoing efforts to serve the Vandal family, University Communications & Marketing is seeking your feedback about Here We Have Idaho magazine. We want to know what you think about your alumni magazine: Do you read the articles? What topics would you like to see us write about? Do you flip back to Class Notes first thing? Let us know what we can do to best serve your interests by filling out this short survey. This anonymous survey is being run through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Questions about the survey can be directed to magazine editor Savannah Tranchell at uidahomagazine@uidaho.edu.

 

UI Coeur d'Alene Seeks Volunteers for North Idaho State Fair

The University of Idaho is the presenting sponsor for the North Idaho State Fair and Rodeo in Coeur d'Alene for the third year in a row, and we are looking for student and alumni volunteers to help staff our booth. Read more.
 

Individual Sessions Available With TIAA Financial Consultant

No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. The session is at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA financial consultant Casey Heron will be on campus Aug. 10, 24 and 29 to answer retirement questions. Read more.
 

Reminder: UI Employees and Students Get Free Access to New York Times Online

It's not too good to be true! It's a real freebie for every UI student and employee for just being a Vandal who likes to read. In partnership with Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), the UI Library is offering all UI students, faculty and staff full online access to the New York Times for absolutely no cost to users. Read more.

Science Saturday in the UI Arboretum

Join Heather Huston and staff from the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, in the University of Idaho Arboretum for a program called, "The Wild Garden."  Listen to a native plant story to learn botanical vocabulary, take part in a scavenger hunt, transplant perennial seedlings into pots to take home. Attendees can meet at the Red Barn, on the south end of the UI Arboretum. The event is suitable for kids in grades K-5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, email sciencesaturday@uidaho.edu
 

UI Library's Online Catalog Upgrade Effective Today

The University of Idaho Library's main online catalog, Primo, is receiving a significant face-lift. Beginning today, library patrons will have the opportunity to use a new and improved search interface. While retaining all of the same content and user features of the current catalog, the new version offers a more modern look to connect patrons with the information they need. Patrons will continue to use their Vandal Net ID and password to log in. All personal account details, including loaned and requested items, will be automatically transferred to the new catalog database. Also, users will still have access to their saved e-shelf items and permalinks that currently reside are on their accounts. Read more.
 

Construction News and Updates

Check out all the latest construction news for the week ahead at a page updated by the UI Division of Infrastructure. The page provides the where and when about key construction-related projects on and near campus. More details are at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. Anyone with questions or concerns can email or call UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
 

This Week's Events


Benefits Orientation: 8:30 a.m. Monday, HR Conference Room
• The Essentials of Facebook Marketing: 11 a.m. Monday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Mountain Bike Mondays: 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Moscow Mountain
Safe Zone: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
UIRA: Milk Shakes, Pie, Root Beer Floats Social: 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Varsity Diner
Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Friday, Tower Lawn
• Women's Soccer vs Mount Royal University (Exhibition): 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Kibbie Dome

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

UI Physicist Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Genome to Phenome Research

A University of Idaho project examining changes in the amino acids that are the building blocks of life and how they lead to changes in living things was awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, awarded to Associate Professor F. Marty Ytreberg in the Department of Physics in UI’s College of Science, is among eight projects totaling $41 Read more.

UI Experts Offer Perspectives on Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

University of Idaho experts in natural resources, planetary science, physics and literature are available to speak to media about the scientific, educational and cultural impacts of this summer’s rare solar eclipse. University Communications & Marketing has collected articles about UI research projects around the eclipse, a Q&A with UI physicists, as well as historic articles, safety information, and a link to the map created by a UI faculty member predicting the probability of clear skies during the event. Access the content at www.uidaho.edu/eclipseRead more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Eric Matson, Financial Technician, Student Benefits, Health and Wellness

Eric Matson is so helpful for all our department's travel needs! He is like a personal travel assistant. Vandal Health Ed has had several trips in the last few weeks and he has processed our mess of receipts with ease and without complaint ... all while moving offices! We appreciate him! Read more.

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July 31, 2017

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Construction News Updates for July 31

New this week: UI's Moscow campus repair and repave starts Aug. 7; Food Science Center construction will impact travel on Idaho Avenue directly south of the center; and the Niccolls Building playground renovations are underway. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
 

My UI Newsletter Resumes Aug. 7

My UI, the weekly student newsletter, will resume distribution on Monday, Aug. 7. The deadline for submissions to the newsletter is noon Wednesday, Aug. 2. My UI comes out each Monday and is delivered to all students via email. To submit an item, click here.
 

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Continue Aug. 1-3

 "Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP. Read more. 
 

ITS Sends Fake Phish to Raise Awareness

Starting this week, Information Technology Services (ITS) will randomly send UI employees a series of fake phishing email messages. These emails will look and act like real phishing messages. UI employees who fall victim to a fake phishing email will be directed to a short training module to help educate the employee about the topic. The information will explain what phishing is, how to recognize it and what to do if one is received. Phishing is a scam and a common method of online identity theft and virus spreading that has grown over the years in scope and seriousness. Read more.
 

UI Seeks Feedback on Here We Have Idaho Magazine

As part of our ongoing efforts to serve the Vandal family, University Communications & Marketing is seeking your feedback about Here We Have Idaho magazine. We want to know what you think about your alumni magazine: Do you read the articles? What topics would you like to see us write about? Do you flip back to Class Notes first thing? Let us know what we can do to best serve your interests by filling out this short survey. This anonymous survey is being run through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Questions about the survey can be directed to magazine editor Savannah Tranchell at uidahomagazine@uidaho.edu.
 

Do You Have a Desk Job? Participate in a Research Study!

The exercise physiology laboratory is currently seeking healthy adults between the ages of 18-65 years who are employed in sedentary-based jobs to participate in a one-day study. Participants will receive free perks such as a body composition test in the BOD POD and be entered into a drawing to win one of several gift cards upon completion of the study. Please contact us for more details if you are interested in volunteering at exphys@uidaho.edu or 208-885-2007.
 

UI Coeur d'Alene Seeks Volunteers for North Idaho State Fair

The University of Idaho is the presenting sponsor for the North Idaho State Fair and Rodeo in Coeur d'Alene for the third year in a row, and we are looking for student and alumni volunteers to help staff our booth. Read more.
 

UI Team Looking for Co-PIs for NSF MRI Proposal

Are you interested in using the Connex3 Polyjet 3-D printer from Stratasys for your research? A team consisting of three faculty members from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Animal and Veterinary Science, and Biological Engineering, are looking for an additional two research faculty members from other departments to form a research team that will submit a NSF MRI proposal to obtain this printer. The research instrument is the first-ever color and multi-material 3-D printer with a minimum layer thickness as fine as 16 microns (0.0006 in.). Please note that if we are to be competitive for this grant, the printer is expected to be used for research purposes rather than for manufacturing. For additional details, please contact Professor Tao Xing at xing@uidaho.edu.
 

UI Records Center: Same Space, New Location

UI's Records Center in the Office of Records Management has moved, but not far. Last week, the Records Center staff condensed and rearranged their work area in Room 53 located in the Bruce M. Pitman Center to make space for the future UI Disability Support Services (DSS) Testing Center. Read more.
 

Think Big Festival 2017 Comes to Coeur d'Alene Aug. 4-5

The Think Big Festival is an annual event that educates and empowers entrepreneurs by focusing on the speed at which technology is moving and our role in its progression. Held Aug. 4-5, 2017, the festival will highlight the field of robotics and host brilliant minds from Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more in Coeur d'Alene. Read more.

 

Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.

Academic Coaches Needed to Enhance First-Year Student Success

The Housing & Residence Life Student Success Program is seeking coaches for our third year of Academic Coaching. The program promotes the ongoing efforts to enhance first-year academic success and retention at the University of Idaho. Read more.
 

QPR Training: Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention Aug. 2

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-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. Training will take place 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Commons Crest Room. To register, click here. Contact Emily Johnson with Vandal Health Ed at emilyj@uidaho.edu or 208-885-1539 with questions.

Experience Eclipse 2017

Are you planning on viewing the solar eclipse on Aug. 21? The University of Idaho has compiled a website of articles highlighting UI's expertise in planetary science and physics, research projects around this year's eclipse, as well as safe viewing tips and guidelines from Provost & Executive Vice President John Wiencek about classes. Learn more at uidaho.edu/eclipse.

This Week's Events


EPAF Training: 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
• Zoonosis and Risk Assessment Working with Animals: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, IRIC 321
QPR Training: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Crest Room, Commons
Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
• Parliamentary Procedure Introductory Workshop: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Room 109, Agricultural Education Building

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Grant Award Helps Train Industry Professionals to Enter the Classroom

BOISE — The Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education has awarded the University of Idaho College of Education Career and Technical Education program $271,796.00 in grant funding to conduct the InSpIRE to Educate, Educate to InSpIRE teacher preparation project. The project will prepare new teachers who have had successful careers in business and industry for Idaho classrooms and laboratories in high school and community colleges focused on careers and technical training. Read more.
 

UI Ag College Sponsors 'Pollinators in Peril' Events in Sandpoint Aug. 1-2

A noted bee expert will headline a “Pollinators in Peril” series of events in Sandpoint Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1-2, focusing on the importance of pollinators and how to help them. Events will include a community seminar, a booth at the Sandpoint Farmers Market for children, and a film showing with a panel discussion at the Panida Theater. All are free and open to the public and sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Read more.
 

UI-led Regional Team Lands $3.4 Million USDA Grant to Help Farmers Adapt to Changing Conditions

A team of researchers led by a University of Idaho soil scientist will continue working to help wheat farmers adapt to changing conditions by testing new strategies. The project led by soil scientist Jodi Johnson-Maynard will explore the use of winter legumes and cover crops with cattle grazing at several locations in the Inland Northwest. Read more.
 

UI Researchers and Moscow Consulting Firm Work Together on NASA Drone Project

A researcher in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) has been awarded $25,000 in grant funding from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium for a project that will use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – also called a drone – to gather data to assess forests and streams from the sky. The data also will be used to develop curriculum on UAV technology for Lapwai High School students, with the goals of increasing interest and participation in STEM activities. Read more.

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Faculty and Staff News

Construction News Updates for July 24

The five-phase Latah County Repaving road work around the UI campus starts July 24 — expect delays and road closures. Sixth Street at Deakin is scheduled to be closed until Friday, Aug. 4. The Food Science Building is undergoing upgrades and is closed until mid-January 2018. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
 

Benefit Me! Quarter Three Newsletter Now Available

Benefit Me!, the newsletter of UI Benefits Services, is now available for download. The Quarter 3 newsletter shares about annual enrollment dates for fall 2017, upcoming new employee orientations, as well information about how to stay healthy this summer. Enjoy the Benefit Spotlight section about UI's Shared Leave program. Download the newsletter today.
 

Think Big Festival 2017 Comes to Coeur d'Alene Aug. 4-5

The Think Big Festival is an annual event that educates and empowers entrepreneurs by focusing on the speed at which technology is moving and our role in its progression. Held Aug. 4-5, 2017, the festival will highlight the field of robotics and host brilliant minds from Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more in Coeur d'Alene. Read more.
 

Summer Field Camp at Virgil Phillips Farm July 26-28

Come join us on a three-day adventure at Virgil Phillips Farm to learn how to identify the common grasses of Idaho. Participants will be led by graduate students from the University of Idaho, and will learn about the basic vegetative parts of grasses, as well as ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity, and human impacts. Also, participants will learn how to use a soil texture chart, gain site description skills, and have the opportunity to team up with a partner and create a presentation on a grass of their choice to share with the group on the last day of camp. Please sign up online by 4 p.m. Friday, July 21, to reserve a spot.

ITS Announces Technology Solutions Partners

This fall, University of Idaho faculty and staff on the Moscow campus will have a new resource for technology support. In response to employee feedback, Information Technology Services (ITS) is launching a new model for employee tech support: Technology Solutions Partners (TSPs). This August, these ITS employees will be embedded across campus to offer specialized, skilled technical support for UI employees. Read more.
 

Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.
 

Join the "Strive for Five" Nutrition Challenge

Summer is the perfect time to make healthy changes to your eating habits. Join the Strive for Five challenge and see what a difference a few weeks can make! This four-week online nutrition challenge starts on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. You can sign up through today, July 24. Track at least one fruit and two vegetables each week day and you will be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card! Winners will be selected by a random drawing at the end of each week. Read more.
 

Pilates Mat Teacher Training Registration Due Aug. 1

Register by Aug. 1 for the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training certificate program. This six-module, internationally recognized program will be held at UI on Sept. 1-3, 2017, and April 27-29, 2018. For more information email Melanie Meenan or register online.
 

Academic Coaches Needed to Enhance First-Year Student Success

The Housing & Residence Life Student Success Program is seeking coaches for our third year of Academic Coaching. The program promotes the ongoing efforts to enhance first-year academic success and retention at the University of Idaho. Read more.
 

QPR Training: Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention Aug. 2

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, 1-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. Training will take place 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Commons Crest Room. To register, click here. Contact Emily Johnson with Vandal Health Ed at emilyj@uidaho.edu or 208-885-1539 with questions.

This Week's Events


• Vandal Takeover Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Birch & Barley, Pullman
• Vandals Grill and Chill: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, McConnell Hall
 Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Valley Reservoir
• Vandal Day at Silverwood & Boulder Beach: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Silverwood Theme Park, Athol
• How to Use Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables to Easily Summarize & Analyze Data: 11 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• 28th Annual Vandal Scholarship Fund Gala: 6 p.m. Mountain time, Thursday, The Bose Centre, Boise
• Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
• Summer of Science: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, downtown Moscow

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

UI Housing & Residence Life Seeks Volunteers to Help with Student Check-In

University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life is seeking volunteers to help over 1,600 students move in to the residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 17. It takes hundreds of volunteers to help these students and their families get settled in their new on-campus homes. Volunteers play a crucial part of ongoing efforts to enhance first-year experiences and retention at UI. Housing & Residence life is recruiting volunteers to work shifts from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Read more.
 

UI Researchers Show Locations of Clearest Skies for Solar Eclipse

Researchers from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) have developed a map that shows the likelihood of clear viewing of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  This map documents the probability of clear sky based upon location and was developed using 16 years of daily satellite observations from the MODIS sensor onboard the Terra Satellite, which is operated by NASA. Read more.

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July 17, 2017
Note: The Daily Register is being resent to include an omitted Faculty and Staff News item about this week's construction updates. Also, the PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan information sessions scheduled for Tuesday were incorrectly marked as "canceled" on the UI calendar. These sessions will be held as scheduled, and are included in the events list below. Learn more about them here.

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Construction News Update for the Week of July 17

New this week, the Latah Repair and Repaving project begins with the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps along State Highway 8; actual road work will begin July 24 as scheduled. Also, the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) stairs, ADA ramps and exterior construction is underway. The UI Swim Center remains on schedule for its reopening on Sept. 11. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please call or email UI Facilities for assistance at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246. 
 

Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.
 

Single Sign-On Website Change

This week, the UI Single Sign-On (SSO) webpage used to access UI email, VandalWeb, BbLearn and many other UI services, will be updated by Information Technology Services (ITS). This update will result in a slight change in how the sign-on page is displayed but it will continue to function as it has previously. Read more.
 

Recent Phishing Attacks

Recent phishing scams have again impacted a number of UI employees, including instances in which direct deposit information was changed in VandalWeb, resulting in employees not receiving paychecks as expected.  As you may know, phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from someone you trust in order to induce you to reveal personal information, such as user names and passwords. Read more.
 

Introducing Student Profile

Hoping to find academic information about a student in one place?  Searching for a list of your advisees?  Want to email all your advisees or just a few that meet a specific situation? The Office of the Registrar is pleased to introduce the Student Profile. The Student Profile is available to individuals with advising responsibilities only. Explore the features of the Student Profile for yourself through the Faculty & Advisors tab, under the Student Information menu in VandalWeb. A User's Guide and Quick Reference Guide are available on the Office of the Registrar's website. The Student Profile shows student contact information, a student photo, courses a student is registered in, prior schools attended, test scores, and includes the ability to search for a student by name, email or Vandal number, and more. 
 

VandalStore Mid-Summer Clearance Sale

Come down to the VandalStore July 17-21 for a week ong Clearance Sale. Enjoy 30 percent off all VandalGear clearance items, previous Apple models and demos, GoPro, and select Starbucks merchandise. Sale applies to specific technology items only. See a sales associate for details.
 

Pilates Mat Teacher Training Registration Due Aug. 1

Register by Aug. 1 for the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training certificate program. This six-module, internationally recognized program will be held at UI on Sept. 1-3, 2017, and April 27-29, 2018. For more information email Melanie Meenan or register online.
 

Transgender 101 Training July 20

The LGBTQA Office will offer a Transgender 101 training for staff and faculty from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 20, in Room 040A in the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The training will provide an introduction to transgender identities and best tips and practices for creating an inclusive campus environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff and faculty. Click here to register.
 

Office of Research Assurances Survey

The University of Idaho's Office of Research Assurances (ORA) is gathering information to better understand faculty and staff member satisfaction with ORA and its associated committees and oversight areas. Please respond to this survey and let us know whether you used ORA services during the spring 2017 semester and how satisfied you are with those services. In the future, we plan to open the survey for input every semester so we can continuously improve our office. Read more.
 

Academic Coaches Needed to Enhance First-Year Student Success

The Housing & Residence Life Student Success Program is seeking coaches for our third year of Academic Coaching. The program promotes the ongoing efforts to enhance first-year academic success and retention at the University of Idaho. Read more.
 

Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park July 27

Join the Vandals from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, for a fun-filled day at the annual Office of Alumni Relations Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. Vandals can enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing excitement of Panic Plunge and a quiet family friendly evening for dinner. The event is open to all ages. Purchasing options vary. Don't forget your sunscreen! RSVP online at https://vandaldaysilverwood.eventbrite.com or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 208-885-6154.

Learn to Paddleboard July 26 with Outdoor Program

Enjoy an evening paddling around Spring Valley and learn the skills for a great stand-up paddleboarding experience. This trip is suited for everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of paddleboarding. The course will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Cost is $25 and includes equipment and instruction. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.

 

Individual Sessions Available With TIAA Financial Consultant

No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. The session is at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA financial consultant Casey Heron will be on campus in August to answer retirement questions. Read more.

This Week's Events


Benefits Orientation: 8:30 a.m. Monday, HR Conference Room
• TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions: By appointment, Monday, TLC 138
• PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan Information Session: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clearwater Room, Commons
• Microsoft Outlook - Basics: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Transgender 101: 10 a.m. Thursday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
• Managing Chaos & Pressure at Work: 11 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• UIRA Summer Picnic: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, East City Park
• Third Annual Vandal S'mores Night: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, 1314 Andy Ave., Moscow
• Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
• Intro to Bikepacking: Saturday and Sunday, Freezeout Butte

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Film and Television Studies Degree Now Offered at UI

Digital storytelling has exploded with the near-universal access to technologies of production — from smartphone videos to the creation of virtual worlds. Employers are looking for graduates who can create media products that meet professional standards as well as graduates whose critical understanding of history and theory leads to innovation. Read more.
 

UI Coeur d’Alene Camp Offers Students Chance to Code with iPads

COEUR D’ALENE — Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program. Read more.
 

UI’s Online Degree Programs Grow for the 2017-18 Year

Interest and enrollment in the University of Idaho’s inaugural online undergraduate degrees continue to increase as the programs enter their second year. Approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2016, the university’s online undergraduate degrees are administered by UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. More than 100 students are now pursuing their degrees completely online at UI, with interested students reaching out to the college on a daily basis. To meet the growing demand in these programs, CLASS has hired two new academic advisors and six new faculty members to better serve online students. Read more.
 

First and Second-Year Architecture Program To Start in Boise

BOISE — This fall the University of Idaho will deliver the first two years of the Bachelor of Science architecture degree program at the UI Boise Urban Design Center. The Urban Design Center currently offers graduate programs in architecture, bioregional planning and landscape architecture. Read more.

UI in the News

For Juniper Pro, Age Has Nothing To Do With It

Let’s get this part out of the way, because other than its fun-fact component, his age will not matter for the remainder of this story. James Billings is 28 years old, one of the youngest head golf professionals in Central Oregon, if not in the entire state. Yet his professionalism belies his age. He is poised and confident in his abilities. He has been around golf his entire life, he says, and has worked within golf operations since he was 16. Growing up in Vancouver, Washington, Billings would clean golf carts at a local club and then inquire around the clubhouse: “How does this course operate? Why does it work? Teach me.” Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Alan Kolok Appointed to Lead Idaho Water Resources Research Institute

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Alan S. Kolok has been appointed director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) effective Sept. 1. Kolok will build on the half-century of work at IWRRI that has addressed topics such as water supply, water quality and management to help transform the organization into a nationally recognized research institute focused on integrated water-based human and biophysical systems. The interdisciplinary position will also build on UI’s capacity to provide quality scientific research, modeling and outreach. Read more.
 

Bennett Receives Funding for LGBTQ Oral History Project

Denise Bennett, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, was awarded $3,500 by the Idaho Humanities Council to help fund a multimedia project examining the experiences and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the state of Idaho. Through the production of a documentary film about the life of Steven Nelson and his murder on April 29, 2016, and through oral history videos collected from members of Idaho's LGBTQ community throughout the state, this project seeks to preserve history, and examine social, cultural, political and legal issues in Idaho. Bennett also received a $1,000 grant from the Latah Community Foundation for the oral history aspects of this project as related to Latah County and funding from the CDIL — a partnership between the UI Library and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.
 

Mark Warner Releases New Book

Mark Warner, professor of anthropology and associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has released a new book titled "Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens." Warner wrote and co-edited the book with Margaret "Margie" Purser of Sonoma State University. Read more.
 

Retirement Celebration for Vanessa Dobbins

Vanessa Dobbins will be retiring from the College of Natural Resources at the end of July after nearly 28 years of service. Join us in wishing her well at a retirement reception from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 21, on the second-floor landing in the CNR building.

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Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park

Join the Vandals from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, for a fun-filled day at the annual Office of Alumni Relations Vandal Day at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. Vandals can enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing excitement of Panic Plunge and a quiet family friendly evening for dinner. The event is open to all ages. Purchasing options vary. Don't forget your sunscreen! RSVP online at https://vandaldaysilverwood.eventbrite.com or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 208-885-6154.
 

Get the Latest Construction News From Facilities

Go to the Construction News website for the latest information you need to know for your week ahead. Located on the UI Division of Infrastructure page, the site has the latest news on construction-related projects on and near campus. New this week — two electric vehicle charging stations are now installed and ready for use in Gold Lot 40 behind the Administration Building. More updates are available at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. Call or email UI Facilities for questions or concerns at 208-885-6246 or facilities@uidaho.edu.
 

Science Saturday at the UI Arboretum—Plants and Bugs Up Close

Explore insect and plant anatomy up close at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the UI Arboretum with Katie Peterson from the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences. Science Saturday participants will use models and dissecting microscopes to learn about the relationship between plants and insects, and how that dynamic often benefits both groups. Meet at the Red Barn, on the south end of the Arboretum. The event is appropriate for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to register, email sciencesaturday@uidaho.edu.

Learn to Paddle Board July 26 with Outdoor Programs

Enjoy an evening paddling around Spring Valley and learn the skills for a great Stand Up Paddle Boarding experience. This trip is suited for everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of paddle boarding. The course will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Cost is $25 and includes equipment and instruction. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.
 

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Continue

 "Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP. The session July 12 will specifically cover schedules for New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation and Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment. Read more.
 

Join the Vandal Virtual Choir

The Office of Alumni Relations wants to see your best rendition of the UI fight song. Get creative, show us all the different places and people where Vandal spirit resides! A final Vandal Virtual Choir compilation video, made up of Vandal singers from around the globe, will be released during Homecoming 2017. Deadline to submit videos is Aug. 1. For more information or to submit a video, visit www.uidaho.edu/govandalsgo.
 

Vandal Product Showcase July 11

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items, this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.
 

Reminder: UI is a Tobacco-Free Campus

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100 percent tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes (vaping), smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and any other tobacco-based products, is banned on all UI property, research facilities and in university vehicles. Vandal Health Education has numerous resources for students who would like to reduce their tobacco use, including free cessation materials and local classes. UI employees can access cessation resources through Benefits.
 

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing July 10-18

Utilities and Engineering Services will be performing annual fire hydrant flushing and testing through July 18 on campus in Moscow. Anyone with questions or concerns about the testing can contact Elmer Johnson in Utilities at 208-885-6288.
 

Fire Sprinkler Testing July 10-14

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus today through Friday to complete the university's annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. Crews will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.
 

Individual Sessions Available With TIAA Financial Consultant

No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. The session is at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA financial consultant Casey Heron will be on campus this week and in August to answer retirement questions. Read more.
 

PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan Information Sessions

Ali Belden, a representative from Empower Retirement (PERSI 401(k) Choice Plan third-party vendor) will be on site July 18 to educate PERSI-eligible employees about the PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan and all of the benefits that it provides. Belden will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 for the group presentation. She will be available for individual appointments that same day. Read more.
 

Help UI Win the Forbes #MyTopCollege Challenge

It's great to be a Vandal, so let's help spread the word. Share your Vandal story on Twitter and Instagram using the @uidaho handle and #MyTopCollege. You could help UI win this summer's Forbes crown for the buzz-worthiest school spirit. Make sure to keep your profile open. We'll sweeten the deal by entering all participants in a drawing for a pair of Vandal camp chairs.

This Week's Events


• UIdaho Bound: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Today, Pitman Center
• Mountain Bike Mondays: 4:30-7 p.m. Today, Moscow Mountain
• Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds: 7-9 p.m. Today, UI Arboretum
• Vandal Product Showcase: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Vandal Ballroom, Pitman Center
• UI Search Committee Training: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Handling Confrontational Customers: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Facility Specific Procedures, Animal Handling & Pain Management: 2 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC 321
• Moscow Chinese Movie Night: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
• Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• The Supervisors Guide to Giving On-Target Directions, Helpful Feedback & Constructive Criticism: 11 a.m. Friday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Science Saturday - Plants and Bugs: Up Close: 10 a.m. Saturday, UI Arboretum

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

Andrew Brewick to Head UI Global Student Success Program

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Advising Services Director Andrew Brewick has moved to a new role as executive director of the UI Global Student Success Program. The Global Student Success Program (GSSP) will help to increase UI’s international student community and help those students gain the necessary skills needed to excel in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. GSSP students will study in an on-campus pathway program located on the UI Moscow campus. Read more.
 

UI Arboretum Summer Concert Scheduled Today

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden today, July 10. 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 UI golf course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians. The concert is sponsored by Arboretum Associates and UI's Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more.

UI in the News

Billion-Dollar Bypass: Kalispell Reaping the Fruits of New Route Around Town

For every federal and state dollar spent to build the U.S. Highway 93 bypass around Kalispell, nine were produced by the time it was fully opened. That’s a billion-dollar harvest from 2001 to 2016, according to a first-of-its-kind study Ed Toavs produced when he went back to school at the University of Idaho. Read more.

In Memoriam

James H. Cooley, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

James H. "Jim" Cooley died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home near Troy. He was born March 25, 1930. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in chemistry from Middlebury College in 1953 and doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He accepted a position as assistant professor of organic chemistry at the University of Idaho in 1957. He served as acting chair of the Chemistry Department during his final years on the faculty and retired as professor emeritus in 1992. Read more.

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Outdoor Program Hosts Whitewater Rafting Trip July 8

Come enjoy a whitewater rafting rip on the Salmon River at the peak of its excitement, on Saturday, July 8. Sponsored by UI's Outdoor Program, the $80 price includes transportation, equipment and leadership. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.
 

Learn to Paddleboard July 26 with the Outdoor Program

Enjoy an evening paddling around Spring Valley and learn the skills for a great stand-up paddleboarding experience. This trip is suited for everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of paddleboarding. The course will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Cost is $25 and includes equipment and instruction. For more information, click here. To register for the trip, contact the Outdoor Program Office at 208-885-6810.
 

Join the Vandal Virtual Choir

The Office of Alumni Relations wants to see your best rendition of the UI fight song. Get creative, show us all the different places and people where Vandal spirit resides! A final Vandal Virtual Choir compilation video, made up of Vandal singers from around the globe, will be released during Homecoming 2017. Deadline to submit videos is Aug. 1. For more information or to submit a video, visit www.uidaho.edu/govandalsgo.
 

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Continue

 "Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP. The session July 12 will specifically cover schedules for New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation and Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment. Read more.
 

Campus Storage Shelving Available

Several storage shelves/spaces have opened up in Campus Storage recently. Spots available include three 4-by-4-by-9-foot shelves and one 4-by-8-by-9-foot space. Those interested can contact Charles Zillinger at charlesz@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6633. The spaces are rented out on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Fire Sprinkler Testing July 10-14

Western States Fire Protection will be on campus July 10-14 to to complete the university's annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. Crews will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.
 

Open Forums for Distance and Extended Education Initiatives Director

Two candidates for the director for Distance and Extended Education Initiatives will be on campus this month for a presentation/open forum with a question-and-answer session to follow. Strategic Enrollment Management is in the process of hiring the director to provide university-wide leadership for the strategic design, delivery, and assessment of distance education and online programs. The candidates will present at 1:30 p.m. in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Borah Theater as follows. Read more.
 

Annual Arboretum Concert Set For July 10

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds," the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 10. It is sponsored by the Arboretum Associates and UI's Lionel Hampton School of Music. 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 UI golf course. Dan Bukvich, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, is organizing a program highlighting various local musicians. Read more.
 

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing July 10-18

Utilities and Engineering Services will be performing annual fire hydrant flushing and testing July 10-18 on campus in Moscow. Anyone with questions or concerns about the testing can contact Elmer Johnson in Utilities at 208-885-6288.
 

Some Parking Permit Fees to Increase

Some parking permit fees, like the visitor, delivery and overnight fees, will increase for Fiscal Year 2018. Please see the fee increase table for details. One-day service and delivery permits will remain complimentary to UI annual permit holders. Annual colored lot parking permit fees are not increasing for the new fiscal year. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Parking and Transportation Services as 208-885-6424, parking@uidaho.edu on Facebook @uipts or at 1006 Railroad St.

Construction News and Updates

Check out all the latest construction news for the week ahead at a page updated by the UI Division of Infrastructure. The page provides the where and when about key construction-related projects on and near campus. New this week — the Latah County street repaving project (Phase I) has a new start date of July 24 (original was July 17), and the city of Moscow begins its Sixth and Jackson streets realignment project this week. More details are at  uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. Anyone with questions or concerns can email or call UI Facilities at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.

This Week's Events


• UI Closed: Tuesday, July 4
• Benefits Orientation: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, HR Conference Room
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: 11 a.m. Thursday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Screen on the Green: 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Tower Lawn
• IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium
• Whitewater Rafting: Saturday, Salmon River

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

UI College of Law Awards Fund Pro Bono Work

More than 15 students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono this summer, thanks to awards from the college’s Summer Public Interest Fund Program. The program awarded about $37,000 to students working for nonprofits and legal organizations in Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Utah and Tennessee. Read more.

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Help UI Win the Forbes #MyTopCollege Challenge

It's great to be a Vandal, so let's help spread the world. Share your Vandal story on Twitter and Instagram using the @uidaho handle and #MyTopCollege. You could help UI win this summer's Forbes crown for the buzz-worthiest school spirit. Make sure to keep your profile open. We'll sweeten the deal by entering all participants in a drawing for a pair of Vandal camp chairs.
 

Construction Updates for the Week of June 26

Stay informed about key construction-related projects on and near campus by checking the UI Division of Infrastructure webpage. New this week: The Latah Repair and Repaving project (Phase I) is scheduled to begin Monday, July 17. The road work will impact driver, bicyclist and pedestrian travel on State Highway 8 from the state line to Jackson Street. More details at uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, don't hesitate to call or email UI Facilities for assistance at facilities@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6246.
 

Join the Vandal Virtual Choir

The Office of Alumni Relations wants to see your best rendition of the UI fight song. Get creative, show us all the different places and people where Vandal spirit resides! A final Vandal Virtual Choir compilation video, made up of Vandal singers from around the globe, will be released during Homecoming 2017. Deadline to submit videos is Aug. 1. For more information or to submit a video, visit www.uidaho.edu/govandalsgo.
 

Orientation to Orientation Sessions Begin Wednesday

"Orientation to Orientation" sessions are designed for faculty and staff across campus who would like to have more information about the new student orientation process and anticipate receiving questions from students and parents regarding fall startup. No need to RSVP. Sessions on June 28 and July 12 will specifically cover schedules for New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation and Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment. Read more.
 

Vandal Product Showcase July 11

The Vandal Product Showcase is a trade show event. Licensed vendors are here on campus to showcase the selection they offer to promote your college/department. If you have purchased or may in the future purchase T-shirts, pens, mugs or any other promotional items, this is a must-come event. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Pitman Center.
 

Need Volunteers? Register for SYNC!

Serving Your New Community (SYNC) is an event that allows 1,000 incoming students to volunteer with various organizations in the Moscow/Pullman area. If your department is interested in hosting volunteers, please register here. SYNC is on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m., and an afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m.
 

Volunteers Needed To Test Student-Developed Dairy-Based Product Today

Students on the University of Idaho's product development team are participating in the Idaho Milk Processors Association product development competition in August. As part of the competition, the students are looking for volunteers to come test a dairy-based bar they developed. Participants over the age of 18, who are not allergic to nuts or dairy, are invited to come try the protein cookie bar from 9 a.m. to noon today June 26, in FRC 203. Participants will receive a small reward. 
 

CAFE Will Be Largest Such Facility in the Country

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment will be the largest research dairy facility in the United States and provide not only operational research opportunities but interdisciplinary research, education and Extension. This message is being delivered broadly as the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences leads the university forward with this project. Read more.
 

Stay Engaged with UI Employee Facebook Group

University Communications & Marketing launched a private employee Facebook group. UI employees who are interested in using Facebook to receive and share work-related information and connect with co-workers can join the group here. You can also search for the group name "UI Faculty and Staff News & Events." Once joined, you can modify your notifications to receive as many or as a few notices about group postings as you wish. Learn more.

This Week's Events


 Chinese Language Table: 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Admin 305C
• Parker Farm Field Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Parker Farm, Moscow
• Limagrain Cereals Field Day: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Parker Farm, Moscow
• Conflict Management for Supervisors: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Room 040A, Pitman Center
• Leveraging LinkedIn for Recruiting: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Room 045, Pitman Center
• Biosafety Training: 2 p.m. Wednesday, IRIC 321
• QPR Training: Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Crest Room, Commons
 IRIC Summer Seminars: 12:30 p.m. Friday, IRIC Step Auditorium

Check out the UI calendar for events all summer long.

News Releases

New UI-Based Tool Can Manipulate the Microscopic World

University of Idaho researchers will soon have the ability to manipulate material at the nanoscale with a new instrument funded by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The FEI Scios DualBeam FIB SEM system combines a powerful scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a high-energy focused ion beam (FIB), which researchers can use to add or remove material at the molecular level. It is the first instrument of its kind in the area. Read more.
 

UI Develops Pre-College Outreach Project with Jerome Community

As part of the Latino Pre-College Outreach Project, a UI employee will work out of the Jerome middle and high schools to provide students and their families with mentorship and educational development. Forty Latino students will be selected for the first program year, which includes school-year mentoring and tutoring, family support and education on higher education; and summer programs focused on hands-on learning.  An evaluation of the project will determine the feasibility of expansion to include additional cohorts. Read more.
 

UI Boise Hosts Coding Summer Camp for Students and Teachers

BOISE — The University of Idaho Boise is hosting its second year of STEM-focused summer camps in Nampa through the DIG'nIT program, an initiative aimed to increase awareness and interest in science and technology. A group of teachers and middle school students will receive training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during the weeklong summer camp in mid-July. Read more.
 

Idaho Arena Gains Federal Support, Partners With Architect

The University of Idaho got a boost from the U.S. Forest Service as part of a national movement to expand use of wood products in construction. A highly competitive Wood Innovation Grant will help kick into high gear the construction of the Idaho Arena, a 4,700-seat sports and activity center on the Moscow campus. Read more.
 

Prichard Art Gallery Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund a wildfire photography exhibition. The $15,000 grant, part of $82 million NEA Chairman Jane Chu approved to fund local arts projects across the country, will allow the Prichard to exhibit “Conflagration, the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer.” The grant is one of 1,029 Art Works grants out of 1,728 submissions, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 funded with the most recent grant award. Read more.

Kudos & Acknowledgements

Retirement Reception for Cheri Cole

Please join the College of Graduate Studies for a reception to thank Cheri Cole for her years of dedicated service to the University of Idaho and the College of Graduate Studies. A retirement reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. today, June 26, in the IRIC Atrium. Light refreshments will be provided.
 

Russell Meeuf Releases Two New Books

Russell Meeuf, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, published two new books this spring on popular culture and film history. "Rebellious Bodies: Stardom, Citizenship, and the New Body Politics" uses contemporary film and television stars to explore the boundaries of cultural citizenship in the U.S. He used six Hollywood stars — Melissa McCarthy, Gabourey Sidibe, Peter Dinklage, Danny Trejo, Betty White and Laverne Cox — to describe different sets of anxieties about the body, from the obesity epidemic to immigration, to transgender rights. Read more about "Rebellious Bodies" at http://www.uidaho.edu/class/jamm/news/bodies.