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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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Aug. 21, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

IRIC Exterior Conference Space Available for Reservation

A temporary exterior “conference” space in the IRIC covered work yard – on the south side of the first level of IRIC – is available for reservation. This covered space will remain available as long as weather permits. The space is configured with two large picnic-style tables, a mobile Zoom-capable cart and rolling dry erase board. The Zoom cart and dry erase board can be rolled out into the work yard as needed. The space can accommodate about 10 people with proper social distancing and without face coverings, and 24 people with limited social distancing and face coverings. Contact Russell McClanahan, IRIC facility manager, at iric@uidaho.edu or 208-885-1527 with questions. Reserve this space.
 

Register for a Free Beginning Chinese Class for Faculty and Staff

U of I faculty and staff are invited to participate in a free, online beginning Chinese language and culture class this fall. The course will meet 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. Email Abigail Margell to register.
 

Register for the Introduction to Science and Technology Policy History, Organization, Analysis and Communication Workshop by Aug. 27

Register for the virtual Introduction to Science and Technology Policy History, Organization, Analysis and Communication workshop scheduled Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Learn about science and technology policy including its history and organization, as well as understand the key principles involved in analyzing potential public policies that might respond to societal implications and how to communicate results to policymakers and the public. This workshop is hosted by the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program and will be taught by Dr. Deborah D. Stine, who has conducted public policy analysis in science and technology policy for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the U.S. Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder and chief instructor for the Science and Technology Policy Academy. Register online by Thursday, Aug. 27. Learn more and see the schedule.

Today's Events

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

Screen on the Green – ‘Jumanji: The Next Level:’ 8:45-11 p.m., Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower

Weekend

Axe Throwing and Bungee Jumping with the Department of Student Involvement: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
Vandal Gaming on the Big Screen: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
Screen on the Green – ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:’ 8:45-11 p.m. Saturday, Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower
LGBTQA Office Welcome Back Social: 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Online via Zoom

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

News Releases

U of I’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moves to Worldwide Virtual Event in 2021

The University of Idaho’s 54th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival set for Feb. 25-27, 2021, will be a special virtual event, enabling students from around the world to perform and learn from the brightest stars in jazz. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgments

U of I COVID-19 Testing Lab Up and Running

Swabbing at the Student Recreation Center continues through Tuesday, Aug. 25. Each student must be tested and cleared before participating in in-class delivery. Faculty and staff can also be tested and should schedule an appointment. Our new lab, opened in partnership with Gritman Medical Center, is now testing samples as they arrive from the swabbing site. We are one of just a few universities in the country to set up a lab and provide free testing.
 

U of I Researchers Publish Paper on Genetic Diversity in Wolves 

A study by University of Idaho researchers David E. Ausband and Lisette P. Waits that examines the effect of hunting on the genetic diversity of wolf populations was recently published in Molecular Ecology. The paper — titled “Does harvest affect genetic diversity in grey wolves?” — showed that hunting — because it creates opportunities for wolves to immigrate into nearby groups and breed — could make groups in subpopulations more related over time. Harvesting wolves, the authors learned, appears to affect genetic diversity at the group and population levels. Learn more.

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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. All material is subject to editing according to space, style and policy requirements. Submit an item for publication or submit an item to the calendar.

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Aug. 20, 2020
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Faculty and Staff News

Vandal Health Clinic Services Are Available

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, faculty, staff and dependents. Clinic services will return on Monday, Aug. 24, to the on-campus location at 831 Ash St. Clinic services are available at the Moscow Family Medicine Westside Clinic behind Walmart through tomorrow, Aug. 21. Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.
 

Help Students Succeed with VandalStar

Connect with and support virtual and campus-based students this semester with VandalStar, a web-based retention and advising tool that provides coordinated support to all students. Complete the following steps in VandalStar to ensure your students get the support they need: update your “Institutional Profile” with key information on how students can contact and meet you; if using online appointment scheduling, be sure to select “General Appointment” as one of the options when setting up office hours; check your meeting locations to be sure they’re accurate; and raise VandalStar alert flags and give kudos right away so students can keep informed about how they’re doing. Visit the VandalStar faculty and staff webpage for more information and helpful training videos, or request a virtual or in-person learning session on how to use VandalStar.
 

Now Access Interlibrary Loan Services with Vandal Log-In Credentials

The library's Interlibrary Loan account system recently migrated to Single Sign-On (SSO) to better serve its users. SSO allows users to access all library services with their Vandal log-in credentials – the same information used for access to BBLearn, VandalWeb, email and other University of Idaho services. Users will be required to register a new account which will be merged to old accounts. Contact libill@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6843 with questions.
 

What to Know When Renting a Car for University Business

There are several things to remember when renting a vehicle for university business. Rental vehicles are only to be used for official university business. Learn more.

Today's Events

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

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Online
What Do I Tell My Students Part Three: Unifying Faculty and Student Expectations and Compliance: 11-11:45 a.m., Online via Zoom
Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship into Promotion and Tenure: 1-2 p.m., Online

Friday

Screen on the Green – ‘Jumanji: The Next Level:’ 8:45-11 p.m., Tower Lawn, Theophilus Tower

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Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Show Your Vandal Spirit Every Friday

Are you proud of being a member of the Vandal Family? Let your enthusiasm show by participating in Vandal Spirit Fridays. Each Friday, all university employees and students statewide are encouraged to wear Vandal gear and show their silver and gold colors.

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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. All material is subject to editing according to space, style and policy requirements. Submit an item for publication or submit an item to the calendar.

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Aug. 19, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

CETL Concludes the Summer 2020 HyFlex Workshop Series Tomorrow

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will present its final Summer 2020 HyFlex Workshop 11 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 20, with a session focused on communication. “What Do I Tell My Students, Part 3: Unifying Faculty and Student Expectations and Compliance” will be facilitated by Cari Fealy, associate dean of students, and Sara Graper, assistant director of conduct and community standards. The workshop will focus on strategies and resources faculty can use to deal effectively with student behaviors as we prepare for a return to classes. This session will also share information on the messages students are receiving and how a culture of civility and COVID-19 compliance is being cultivated among the student population. Learn more and register.
 

Screen on the Green Is Aug. 21 and 22

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment for a free showing of “Jumanji: The Next Level” (PG-13) 8:45-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (PG-13) 8:45-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Bring a blanket, chair and movie snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated, and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.
 

U of I Resumes Regular Office Hours Aug. 24

The University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours starting the first day of fall semester. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 

U of I Virtual Backgrounds Available in Zoom

Vandalize your space and use University Communications and Marketing-branded university backgrounds available for you to select for your next class or meeting on Zoom. You no longer have to upload them yourself. Learn more about virtual backgrounds and other Zoom features.
 

Healthy Vandals Toolkit Available

To spread consistent messages related to COVID-19 precautions, print out or share "Healthy Vandals" campaign materials, available in the online Healthy Vandals Toolkit. The toolkit, which is updated regularly, includes printable signs, digital displays and graphics all units and departments are encouraged to use and distribute. Do not alter the content of the materials. To submit a request to have additional items created or professional printing done, use the Creative Services online form.

Today's Events

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

CAES Pitch Event: Baby Shark Tank Registration Deadline
WWAMI Clinical Immersion and Orientation Begins
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue

Thursday

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Online
Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship into Promotion and Tenure: 1-2 p.m., Online

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

COVID-19 Questions

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

Do I Need to Wear a Face Covering When in My Office?

U of I's face covering policy does not require a face covering to be worn when you are in an office by yourself. As soon as you leave the office and enter a more public area, a face covering should be worn.

News Releases

U of I Receives $1.9M Grant to Assist First-Generation College Students, Those with Disabilities, from Low-Income Homes

The University of Idaho has received a five-year renewal grant of $1.9 million to assist first-year college students, students with disabilities or those from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education grant, $387,188 annually for the next five years, benefits the U of I Student Support Services-TRIO peer mentoring program. Read more.
 

Former Canadian Prime Minister, Leader of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ICAN to Keynote 2020 Borah Symposium

Lectures for the 2020 Borah Symposium at the University of Idaho — featuring a former Canadian prime minister and the leader of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — will be online due to the coronavirus. The lectures, taking place Sept. 28-29, will be delivered via U of I Live and the Borah Symposium Foundation’s Facebook page. The symposium will focus on the original mission of the foundation — “devoted to understanding the causes of war and the conditions for establishing a lasting peace.” Read more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Join the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook Group

Want to engage with audiences and peers online? Visit the U of I Faculty and Staff News and Events Facebook page. This closed group is managed by the University Communications and Marketing Office, with support from members of Staff Council. It is intended to help U of I employees engage with each other and stay informed about activities on campus.

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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. All material is subject to editing according to space, style and policy requirements. Submit an item for publication or submit an item to the calendar.

Copyright © 2020, University of Idaho, All rights reserved.


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Faculty and Staff News

Tickets Available for Drive-In Concert Series Featuring Metallica on Aug. 29

Tickets for the Saturday, Aug. 29, Metallica drive-in streaming concert are now available. The show begins at 9 p.m. outside the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Gates open at 8 p.m. and up to six people are allowed per vehicle. This concert is presented by Auxiliary Services. Learn more and get tickets.
 

Register for a Free Beginning Chinese Class for Faculty and Staff

U of I faculty and staff are invited to participate in a free, online beginning Chinese language and culture class this fall. The course will meet 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. Email Abigail Margell to register.
 

Register for the Introduction to Science and Technology Policy History, Organization, Analysis and Communication Workshop by Aug. 27

Register for the virtual Introduction to Science and Technology Policy History, Organization, Analysis and Communication workshop, scheduled Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Learn about science and technology policy including its history and organization, as well as understand the key principles involved in analyzing potential public policies that might respond to societal implications, and how to communicate results to policymakers and the public. This workshop is hosted by the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program and will be taught by Dr. Deborah D. Stine, who has conducted public policy analysis in science and technology policy for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the U.S. Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder and chief instructor for the Science and Technology Policy Academy. Register online by Thursday, Aug. 27. Learn more and see the schedule.
 

How to Report a Vehicle Accident

Good driving habits and defensive driving techniques can help reduce the chances of an automobile accident. Unfortunately, accidents still occur. 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. Learn more.
 

Recycling Program Changes

Because of the market reduction in recyclables in 2019, as well as the permanent budget cutbacks to Surplus/Solid Waste (SSW) operational funds and staff, the Interior Recycling Program for the University of Idaho was eliminated April 27. All interior recycling of paper, plastic and aluminum cans should be either personally recycled or disposed of in the solid waste stream. Exterior oval recycling/trash containers are treated as solid waste receptacles. Exterior cardboard container emptying will continue on an on-call basis. Metal and e-waste recycling will continue as before. For department cleanouts of solid waste, a budget number from the department will be required so that a work order can be set up to deliver a toter or rolloff to your site to allow department staff to empty trash into a larger container. SSW staff will not assist with this effort. If additional assistance is required, City North American can be contacted for support. Further changes to the SSW programs may be forthcoming as circumstances dictate. Call 208-885-1715 with questions. Learn more

Today's Events

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

Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m., Online
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Cup of Joe with Adam Juratovac: 5-6 p.m., Online

Wednesday

CAES Pitch Event: Baby Shark Tank Registration Deadline
WWAMI Clinical Immersion and Orientation Begins
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m., Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue

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

Featured Stories

Vandal Explorer Series: Documenting Northern Idaho Mountain Plants

Harpo Faust embarked on a treasure hunt across North Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains for her master’s work. During summer 2019 and 2020, she combed the Selkirk peaks and valleys for every vascular plant species that grows in the area. Faust’s project builds on the collections of past botanists to obtain a comprehensive catalogue of the regional plant life of the Selkirks, which hosts a unique combination of floristic influences from boreal Canada, the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia Basin and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

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Employee Announcements

Reminder: U of I 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% 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, including free cessation materials and local classes. Learn about tobacco cessation resources.

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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. All material is subject to editing according to space, style and policy requirements. Submit an item for publication or submit an item to the calendar.

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Face Covering Policy

On Aug. 10, President Scott Green adopted temporary emergency policy FSH 6995 Face Covering Requirement During Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. The policy will remain in effect for 180 days unless withdrawn by the president prior to the end of that term.
 

Vandals Have It Covered

Let’s take care of ourselves and our community and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn about the use of face coverings and U of I’s Fall 2020 guidelines for a safe return to campus in the Vandals Have It Covered video.
 

Annual Parking Permits No Longer Available to Purchase in Office

All color-coded parking permit sales are online-only. Permits purchased online will now be available outside the Parking and Transportation building for pick-up on the first day of class, Monday, Aug. 24. Vandals waiting in line should wear masks and stand 6 feet apart. Contact parking@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6424 with questions.
 

Athena Conversations of Care Is Aug. 18

Join a virtual Conversation of Care from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The topic will be workplace arrangements, childcare and COVID-19. Join via Zoom.
 

CETL Concludes the Summer 2020 HyFlex Workshop Series Aug. 20

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will present its final Summer 2020 HyFlex Workshop 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, with a session focused on communication. “What Do I Tell My Students, Part 3: Unifying Faculty and Student Expectations and Compliance” will be facilitated by Cari Fealy, associate dean of students, and Sara Graper, assistant director of conduct and community standards. The workshop will focus on strategies and resources faculty can use to deal effectively with student behaviors as we prepare for a return to classes this fall. This session will also share information on the messages students are receiving and how a culture of civility and COVID-19 compliance is being cultivated among the student population. Learn more and register.
 

Screen on the Green Is Aug. 21 and 22

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment for a free showing of “Jumanji: The Next Level” (PG-13) 8:45-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (PG-13) 8:45-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Bring a blanket, chair and movie snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.
 

U of I Resumes Regular Office Hours Aug. 24

The University of Idaho will resume operating during regular business hours starting the first day of fall semester. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 

Vandal Health Clinic Services Are Available

Vandal Health Clinic services are available to all students, faculty, staff and dependents. Clinic services will return on Monday, Aug. 24, to the on-campus location at 831 Ash St. Clinic services are available at the Moscow Family Medicine Westside Clinic behind Walmart through Friday, Aug. 21. Call 208-885-6693 for information on accessing services.
 

Research and Faculty Development Hosts M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Event Sept. 3

U of I researchers can meet and greet with local high school science teachers over drinks and appetizers to learn about opportunities for grant-funded collaborations through the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science program 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St. Face coverings will be required and adequate space to allow for social distancing will be provided. Through the program, high school science teachers are awarded up to $19,000 to conduct research with mentors in local university labs for two summers in order to help bring real-world lab experience for high school science teachers who may not yet have experienced it. U of I researchers who mentor these teachers will also receive $3,000 to help pay for supplies. This event is co-sponsored by the ORED Research and Faculty Development team and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Register for this event by Friday, Aug. 28. Contact the Research and Faculty Development team at ored-rfdteam@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Option to Exclude Spring, Summer 2020 Teaching Evaluations

Per the President’s COVID-19 action, faculty have the option to exclude teaching evaluations from Spring and/or Summer 2020 from any review process – promotion, tenure, annual evaluations or third year review – due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Teaching evaluations are available to faculty on VandalWeb. View them to make an informed choice. Fill out the online survey by Tuesday, Sept. 15, to exclude course evaluations. Contact Joana Espinoza with questions.
 

IT Prioritizes Classroom Support During Start of Fall Semester

During the beginning of the fall semester at U of I, Local IT Support Teams and the Technology Solutions Partners must adjust their prioritization processes to focus on support for technology-enabled and HyFlex classrooms. Please be patient with the support staff as they attend to highest priorities which – during this period – will be requests related to course delivery. Read more.
 

Now Access Interlibrary Loan Services with Vandal Log-In Credentials

The library's Interlibrary Loan account system recently migrated to Single Sign-On (SSO) to better serve its users. SSO allows users to access all library services with their Vandal log-in credentials – the same information used for access to BBLearn, VandalWeb, email and other University of Idaho services. Users will be required to register a new account which will be merged to old accounts. Contact libill@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6843 with questions.

Today's Events

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

Mindfulness Mondays with Meggie: 6:30-7:30 a.m., Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon, Loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
CAES Pitch Event: Baby Shark Tank Information Session: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Online
 

Tuesday

Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m., Online
Faculty Senate: 3:30-5 p.m., Online via Zoom
Cup of Joe with Adam Juratovac: 5-6 p.m., Online

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

Featured Stories

Reserve the New IRIC Exterior ‘Conference’ Room

As we return to in-person learning this fall, units across the University of Idaho have done a lot of creative thinking to ensure our venture into the new normal is as safe as possible. One example of this out of the box thinking is the new Zoom-capable exterior “conference” room, now available for reservation in the IRIC work yard. With proper social distancing, the space can accommodate about 10 individuals. This space is currently not listed on the 25-Live IRIC room request form. Contact russellm@uidaho.edu to reserve the space.

News Releases

U of I Accepts 110 Transfer Students from Concordia Law, Largest Number of Law School Transfers in the Western U.S.

The University of Idaho College of Law will grow this fall by 110 students, rendering the transfer of Concordia Law students and the largest-ever transfer for a western law school. Nearly all of the students will have the opportunity to still complete their legal education in Boise. Two of the students chose to relocate to the law school’s Moscow location at the main U of I campus. Read more.
 

U of I Receives Grant of Nearly $11M for Biomedical Research Modeling

The University of Idaho has secured a grant of nearly $11 million from the National Institutes of Health to support continued modeling for biomedical research at U of I’s Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation. The funding comes as Phase 2 of a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant received by the U of I in 2015. COBRE grants support the establishment and development of biomedical research through awards granted in three sequential phases. Read more.
 

‘Communicating Fire:’ U of I Project Enhances STEM Learning with Wildfire Stories

In an effort to provide Idahoans with a better understanding of wildfire in Idaho, University of Idaho researchers are bringing together the voices of people on the landscape who view fire from a variety of perspectives. As part of a recently-funded project of U of I’s Confluence Lab, “Communicating Fire” will draw from the narrative voices of fire managers, firefighters, fire scientists and people affected by both harmful and helpful wildland fire to provide a rich learning experience and increased participation among students in informal STEM learning in rural Idaho. Read more.
 

Nomura Appointed Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Christopher Nomura will become the University of Idaho’s vice president of research and economic development on Oct. 1. Nomura is vice president for research and a biochemistry professor at State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Vandals Dining Gifts $1,000 Grant to Vandal Food Pantry

This summer, Vandals Dining gifted the Vandal Food Pantry a $1,000 grant to be utilized as 100 all-you-care-to-eat meal vouchers redeemable at The Hub, U of I’s resident dining destination. This grant came at a time when the Vandal Family and local Moscow community have seen increased food scarcity due, in part, to COVID-19.

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Schedule Your Time Slot Now for COVID-19 Testing

Testing is a key part of the university’s Fall 2020 COVID-19 reopening plan, and we are making strides to ensure every Moscow-based University of Idaho student is tested before entering classrooms. Testing began Aug. 6 on the Moscow campus and is free of charge for Moscow-based students, faculty and staff. An assessment center has been set up at the Student Recreation Center to swab as many as 1,000 people per day in advance of classes. Anyone experiencing symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should cancel their appointment and contact Gritman Medical Center at 208-882-4511 to schedule a time to be tested at Gritman's drive-through testing site. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required online. The following dates are available for testing: Aug. 10-12, students, faculty and staff; Aug. 13-21, students only; and Aug. 24-26, faculty and staff only. Bring a photo ID and the QR Code from the online sign-up to your testing appointment. U of I’s testing policy is unique and the latest accomplishment in a longtime partnership between the university and Gritman Medical Center. Testing, along with the university’s face covering policy and other modifications for fall, will help provide a safer environment and a memorable experience for our students this semester.
 

COVID-19 FAQs Updated with Town Hall Questions, Video

A recording of the Aug. 4 COVID-19 employee town hall is available for viewing online. The site’s FAQ section has also been updated to address questions posed during the town hall meeting. Additional coronavirus questions, whether related to COVID-19 policies or to restock needed PPE supplies, can be sent to covid19questions@uidaho.edu.
 

Single Sign On Turned on for Zoom

Single Sign On (SSO) is being pushed to all managed computers – Windows and macOS – on Monday, Aug. 10. It is already set up in general classrooms and computing labs. Zoom will automatically sign in with SSO when started. Your default browser will launch, and you will be prompted to authenticate if you have not done so for the day. The browser will then display a prompt asking, “Did you mean to switch apps?” Click “yes,” and you will be signed into Zoom. See the online Zoom General Guide for more help using Zoom.
 

Vandals Dining to Gift Free Kids' Meals from Chick-fil-A Aug. 10-27

Due to heightened levels of food scarcity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chick-fil-A, located in the ISUB, will be offering free meals to children aged 12 and under Aug. 10-27 with no purchase necessary. Meals will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10-14, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17-27, Monday through Friday.
 

CETL Offers Workshops This Week on Microsoft Stream and Communicating to Students

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) continues their workshop offerings this week with sessions focused on the student experience. A workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, will address how to record your lectures on Zoom and then post them to Microsoft Stream for student access. At 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, learn about good communication with students concerning classroom policies with presenters Barbara Kirchmeier, Erin Chapman and Brian Smentkowski. Learn more and register.
 

Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 6 is Aug. 12

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host the last summer bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, via Zoom. Blaine Eckles, vice provost and dean of students for Student Affairs, will join the session as a special guest. 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. Learn more.
 

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Dirty Dancing’ Aug. 13

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment for a free showing of “Dirty Dancing” (PG-13) 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and movie snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.
 

Cup of Joe with Adam Juratovac is Aug. 18

In the seventh episode of the Cup of Joe series, join a discussion with University of Idaho Alumnus Adam Juratovac '09, '10, '13 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, via Zoom. Juratovac is a three-time Vandal graduate. He is a California employment law attorney who represents employees and small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at U of I, Juratovac played football for the Vandals, and he continued his football career in the Arena Football League for the San Jose Sabercats and the Spokane Shock. Today, he is one of the NCAA’s Subject Matter Experts on Social Media, and his book, “Student-Athletes and Social Media,” continues to be the standard in digital branding for student-athletes. Learn more and register.
 

Annual CAES Pitch Event: 'Baby Shark Tank' Launched; Registration Deadline is Aug. 19

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) has launched a pitch event, Baby Shark Tank, which will be held virtually during its first year. This groundbreaking program combines the three pillars of the CAES Strategy: research, education and innovation. Participants learn how to effectively pitch their ideas, hone their newfound skills and compete for nearly $4,000 in prize money. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 19. A virtual information session will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17. The online event is open to all levels of ideas – from early-stage concepts to investment-ready research – pitched by anyone in the CAES community. CAES is a research, education and innovation consortium bringing together Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming. Learn more and register.
 

New Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Available; Deadline is Aug. 19

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to a new limited submission funding opportunity with an accelerated internal review timeline: II-VI Foundation, Block-Gift Program for Graduate Student Support, with a concept paper deadline of Wednesday, Aug. 19. For more information and 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 Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship into Promotion and Tenure Workshop is Aug. 20

Oregon State University (OSU) will be presenting an online workshop 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, for university faculty about research innovation, entrepreneurship accomplishments and patents in evaluations for promotions and tenure. Presenters will include Rich Carter, Ph.D., chemistry faculty lead for innovation excellence, OSU; and Karl Mundorff, MBA, executive director, innovation and entrepreneurship co-director, OSU advantage accelerator. This event is hosted by Ascend Hub, Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development in the Western IDeA States. Register online.
 

Research and Faculty Development Hosts M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Event Sept. 3

U of I researchers can meet and greet with local high school science teachers over drinks and appetizers to learn about opportunities for grant-funded collaborations through the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science program 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St. Face coverings will be required and adequate space to allow for social distancing will be provided. Through the program, high school science teachers are awarded up to $19,000 to conduct research with mentors in local university labs for two summers in order to help bring real-world lab experience for high school science teachers who may not yet have experienced it. U of I researchers who mentor these teachers will also receive $3,000 to help pay for supplies. This event is co-sponsored by the ORED Research and Faculty Development team and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Register for this event by Friday, Aug. 28. Contact the Research and Faculty Development team at ored-rfdteam@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

IT Prioritizes Classroom Support During Start of Fall Semester 

During the beginning of the fall semester at U of I, Local IT Support Teams and the Technology Solutions Partners must adjust their prioritization processes to focus on support for technology-enabled and HyFlex classrooms. Please be patient with the support staff as they attend to highest priorities which – during this period – will be requests related to course delivery. Read more.
 

Option to Exclude Spring, Summer 2020 Teaching Evaluations

Per the President’s COVID-19 action, faculty have the option to exclude teaching evaluations from Spring and/or Summer 2020 from any review process – promotion, tenure, annual evaluations or third year review – due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Teaching evaluations are available to faculty on VandalWeb. View them to make an informed choice. Fill out the online survey by Tuesday, Sept. 15, to exclude course evaluations. Contact Joana Espinoza with questions.
 

Recycling Program Changes

Because of the market reduction in recyclables in 2019, as well as the permanent budget cutbacks to both Surplus/Solid Waste (SSW) operational funds and staff, the Interior Recycling Program for the University of Idaho was eliminated on April 27. All interior recycling of paper, plastic and aluminum cans should be either personally recycled or disposed of in the solid waste stream. Exterior oval recycling/trash containers are treated as solid waste receptacles. Exterior cardboard container emptying will continue on an on-call basis. Metal and e-waste recycling will continue as before. For department cleanouts of solid waste, a budget number from the department will be required so that a work order can be set up to deliver a toter or rolloff to your site to allow department staff to empty trash into a larger container. SSW staff will not assist with this effort. If additional assistance is required, City North American can be contacted for support. Further changes to the SSW programs may be forthcoming as circumstances dictate. Call 208-885-1715 with questions. Learn more.

This Week's Events

Events are held in Moscow and are in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.
Mindfulness Mondays with Meggie: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Monday, Online
SBIR in the Rockies Virtual Conference: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Loading Zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
Summer Final Grades Due by Noon: Tuesday
SBIR in the Rockies Virtual Conference: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Loading Zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Soil Stewards Farm, 425 Farm Road
Thirsty Thursday Trivia with Louie's: 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Online
Vandal Biking Weekend: Friday-Saturday

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Featured Stories

Punching Out Parkinson’s

Boxers train for speed, strength and endurance to defeat their opponents. At Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) in Moscow’s Gritman Medical Center, the opponent is Parkinson’s disease. Students in the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Idaho began volunteering with RSB in 2019 to become more involved in the community and enhance their medical education. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

U of I Researchers Improve Restraint Devices Used for Injection of Moth Larvae

A team from the College of Science wants to improve the restraint devices used during injections of the greater wax moth larvae, a common laboratory animal. Injecting laboratory animals can be dangerous for researchers due to accidental needlesticks containing pathogenic microorganisms. In PLOS ONE, the team published designs for two new devices that reduce the handling of the larvae, protect against accidental needlestick injuries and maintain a high rate of successful injections. The devices are being used in the Rowley lab to help develop novel antifungal drugs to fight invasive fungal disease.
 

Jen Smith is Recipient of the 2020 Leadership in Career Development Award 

Jen Smith, senior career advising liaison with Career Services, recently received the 2020 Leadership in Career Development (LCD) Award from the Idaho Career Development Association. The LCD Award is the highest honor in Idaho that recognizes exceptional leadership in career development throughout the state and brings attention to the importance education and career choices play in people’s lives. Jen is the fourth recipient from the University of Idaho to win this award in the past seven years. Learn more.

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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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12-Month Employees Return to Work by Aug. 3

All 12-month staff and faculty are expected to return to their regular work location by Monday, Aug. 3, unless they have an approved flexplace plan. Staff and faculty on shorter contracts should return as their contracts indicate. Employees can work with Human Resources to request any change to regular work locations for Fall 2020 due to prior medical conditions, higher risk factors or other approved reasons. Filling out the online form will begin this process.
 

Attend Virtual Mindfulness Mondays with Meggie Starting Aug. 3

Join Meggie Cafferty ’11 throughout August for virtual Mindfulness Mondays, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations. Sessions will take place 6:30-7:30 a.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 via zoom. Register online to receive the Zoom link.
 

COVID-19 Town Hall is Aug. 4

Faculty and staff are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss the University of Idaho’s plans for in-person instruction this fall and the precautions being taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The open forum and Q&A will be 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, via Zoom. President Scott Green, Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence and others will be on hand to answer questions about classes, testing and other issues associated with Fall 2020. Participants must register ahead of time via Zoom.
 

‘Meet Your HyFlex Classroom’ Rescheduled for Aug. 6

This week’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) workshop, “Meet Your HyFlex Classroom,” has been rescheduled for 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in TLC 223 or via Zoom. This workshop is jointly sponsored by ITS and CETL. A limited number of seats are available in the classroom on a first-come, first-served basis. This full simulation will introduce participants to the technology in the classrooms and discuss how to use the newly installed equipment and how to navigate a successful class. To attend via Zoom, register online. To attend in-person, email Patricia Tilden. Face masks are required for all in-person participants.
 

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Onward’ Aug. 6

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment for a free showing of “Onward” (PG) 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.
 

SBIR in the Rockies Virtual Conference is Aug. 10-11

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Virtual Week Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The conference will provide opportunities to virtually visit with program managers from more than 21 federal agencies. The panel will discuss topics including how to get started, agency prerequisites, required registrations and nuances between granting and contracting agencies. The conference will help propel attendees to capture a piece of the $3.7 billion grant funding available for revolutionary technologies, inventions, start-ups and innovative small businesses. This event is presented by SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and is hosted by Ascend Hub, promoting commercialization of innovations and discoveries in the western states. Registration is $30 per participant. Learn more and register.
 

New Limited Submission Funding Opportunities are Available from the National Science Foundation

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent to apply to two new limited submission funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation: (1) The Research Traineeship (NRT) Program has a notice of intent deadline of Monday, Aug. 17, and (2) The Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) Program’s notice of intent deadline is Monday, Aug. 24. For more information and to submit a notice of intent 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 Research and Faculty Development Limited Submissions team at ored-rfd-limitedsub@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship Into Promotion and Tenure Workshop is Aug. 20

Oregon State University (OSU) will be presenting an online workshop 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, for university faculty about research innovation, entrepreneurship accomplishments and patents in evaluations for promotions and tenure. Presenters will include Rich Carter, Ph.D., chemistry faculty lead for innovation excellence, OSU; and Karl Mundorff, MBA, executive director, innovation and entrepreneurship co-director, OSU advantage accelerator. This event is hosted by Ascend Hub, Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Development in the Western IDeA States. Register online.
 

Option to Exclude Spring, Summer 2020 Teaching Evaluations

Per the President’s COVID-19 action, faculty have the option to exclude teaching evaluations from Spring and/or Summer 2020 from any review process — promotion, tenure, annual evaluations or third year review — due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Teaching evaluations are available to faculty on VandalWeb. View them to make an informed choice. Fill out the online survey by Tuesday, Sept. 15, to exclude course evaluations. Contact Joana Espinoza with questions.
 

List of HyFlex Classrooms Now Available

The list of classrooms that are currently HyFlex (Zoom) ready and those that will be ready for the start of the Fall 2020 semester is now available on the ITS website as well as the CETL website. The list is subject to change. It is expected that all rooms in the "HyFlex technology to be added before Aug. 24" column on the ITS webpage will be ready for use by Friday, Aug. 14. Instructors teaching in the rooms listed are encouraged to ensure they are familiar with the technology. While all the listed rooms will be HyFlex-ready, there are a number of different technology configurations present across the rooms. An example of a standard ITS-supported room with touch panel controls is available in TLC 22, and an example of the 50 new ITS HyFlex rooms is available in TLC 223. Contact Dan Ewart at dewart@uidaho.edu or Dave Lien at dlien@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Healthy Vandals Toolkit Available

To spread consistent messages related to COVID-19 precautions, print out or share "Healthy Vandals" campaign materials, available in the online Healthy Vandals Toolkit. The toolkit, which is updated regularly, includes printable signs, digital displays and graphics all units and departments are encouraged to use and distribute. Do not alter the content of the materials. To submit a request to have additional items created or professional printing done, use the Creative Services online form.
 

New Tool to Manage Folder Access in SharePoint

Now that most of the file migration to the cloud is completed, ITS is moving SharePoint Storage site folder ownership functions to a new online tool on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Owners of folders on SharePoint Storage site will go to myapps.uidaho.edu to add and remove access to folders they own. Folder owners who still have folders on the S: Drive continue to use help.uidaho.edu to manage access. Learn more and see instructions.
 

Recycling Program Changes

Because of the market reduction in recyclables in 2019, as well as the permanent budget cutbacks to both Surplus/Solid Waste (SSW) operational funds and staff, the Interior Recycling Program for the University of Idaho was eliminated on April 27. All interior recycling of paper, plastic and aluminum cans should be either personally recycled or disposed of in the solid waste stream. Exterior oval recycling/trash containers are treated as solid waste receptacles. Exterior cardboard container emptying will continue on an on-call basis. Metal and e-waste recycling will continue as before. For department cleanouts of solid waste, a budget number from the department will be required so that a work order can be set up to deliver a toter or rolloff to your site to allow department staff to empty trash into a larger container. SSW staff will not assist with this effort. If additional assistance is required, City North American can be contacted for support. Further changes to the SSW programs may be forthcoming as circumstances dictate. Call 208-885-1715 with questions. Learn more.

This Week's Events

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

Prichard Sculpture Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Prichard Art Gallery
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Loading Zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
Prichard Sculpture Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Prichard Art Gallery
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Prichard Sculpture Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Prichard Art Gallery
Mobile Food Pantry: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Parking Lot 108, West of the Student Recreation Center
Prichard Sculpture Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Prichard Art Gallery
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Soil Stewards Farm, 425 Farm Road
QPR: Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention Training: 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom
Deadline to Submit Grades for Incompletes Given Fall or Winter 2019: Friday
Prichard Sculpture Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Prichard Art Gallery

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Featured Stories

Microturbines, Solar to Help Lead U of I Toward Energy Independence

The University of Idaho is on the road to energy independence. U of I’s renewable energy effort to eliminate its carbon footprint by 2030 includes two pilot projects: three backpressure microturbines at the iconic steam plant with a signature exhaust stack at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Line Street and solar panels on the rooftops of the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. Read more.

News Releases

Heritage Orchard Conference Presented by U of I as Monthly Webinar Series

A pandemic-prompted conversion of plans for another Sandpoint-based Heritage Orchard Conference to a virtual format may demonstrate the true reach of the World Wide Web. More than 150 people, including residents of Canada and New Zealand, registered during the first week since word began to circulate about the nine-month webinar series that begins Wednesday, Aug. 19. The virtual conference is presented by the University of Idaho. Read more.
 

U of I Research Dairy Project Launch Meeting Draws Contractors, Cooperators

Flexibility in design and operation over the next 30 to 50 years must guide the creation of the nation’s largest research dairy, University of Idaho officials say. The Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment – or CAFE – took a major step forward this spring with the launch of design and planning for a $22.5 million research dairy near Rupert. The dairy is scheduled for completion in 2023 and to begin milking cows by 2024. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

U of I Researchers Discuss Vaccines that Pass from Host to Host

College of Science’s Scott Nuismer and James Bull want to use “self-disseminating” vaccines to suppress viruses that jump from animals to humans. With self-disseminating vaccines, a small portion of the population can be inoculated with the vaccine, which will then pass from host to host. In Nature Ecology and Evolution, the researchers lay out a road map for overcoming the challenges for using these vaccines including identifying high-risk emerging pathogens, vaccine design and minimizing the risk of unintended consequences.
 

U of I Scientists Add Expertise to Global Conversation About Preserving Genetic Diversity

An international team of conservation geneticists including Biological Sciences’s Paul Hohenlohe and Fish and Wildlife Sciences’s Lisette Waits recently published in Biological Conservation. They suggest three targets to help preserve the genetic component of biological diversity under the international Convention on Biological Diversity. Genetic diversity, which is decreasing, allows for adaptation, ensures species resilience under climate change and contributes to supporting human society and the life support systems of the biosphere.
 

U of I Researcher Studies Fires and Droughts Across Oregon and Washington Mountains

Grant Harley from the Department of Geography and Geological Sciences uses tree rings to reconstruct past climates. One study of the Oregon/Washington Blue Mountains found wildfires burned entire landscapes — even riparian zones — during droughts over the past 400 years. A second study of the Oregon/Washington Cascades found the local 2014-16 “snow drought” was unique over the past 500 years and declines in snowpack since about 1970 were most likely attributed to increased air temperatures linked to human-caused climate change. 
 

U of I Receives Award to Improve Scholarly Literature Databases

The University of Idaho Library received a $99,969 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for FY20. Seventy grants totaling $18,256,177 were awarded by IMLS to support libraries across the country. The awarded dollars are intended to be used to apply new technologies in data search, storage, retrieval and cross-referencing to make scientific data easier to find and reuse. U of I will use the award to plan for a web application and service to improve search and discovery of agricultural and environmental information. Read more.
 

U of I Researcher Evaluates How Cities Are Helping Local Businesses Survive COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for Main Streets across the United States. In an effort to protect their local economies, city governments are using a mix of traditional and ad hoc strategies, including expanded collaborative efforts with other cities and organizations. In the Public Administration Review, Michael Overton from the Department of Politics and Philosophy and colleagues explore the novelty of this type of “collective action” as it relates to traditional economic development practices and the pandemic response.

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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.

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Stadium Drive, Arena Construction Closure Begins July 27

Stadium Drive — between Red Lot 34 and Orange Lot 24 — will be closed Monday, July 27, through early September due to Idaho Central Credit Union Arena construction.
 

CETL Offers Workshops This Week

This week, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) continues their summer workshop series focused on preparing for fall classes beginning with “The Modified Tutorial Model: What it is and Why it Might be Right for Me,” 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 28. Learn about “Building a One-Stop Shop for Your Class,” 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 30. From 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, get a hands-on, real-time look at the new HyFlex classrooms in “Meet Your HyFlex Classroom,” a program jointly sponsored by ITS and CETL. The Aug. 4 event will be held in one of the newly equipped classrooms and will simulate a live class including in-person attendees — wearing masks — as well as Zoom participants. Learn more and register.
 

Virtual Q&A Talks with Torrey No. 5 is July 29

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host bi-weekly Q&A conversations with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 12, via Zoom. Session No. 5 on July 29 will include special guest Brian Smentkowski, director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Participants are invited to ask questions in advance and during the event or to 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. Learn more.
 

Screen on the Green is Showing ‘Field of Dreams’ on July 30

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, July 30, for a free showing of “Field of Dreams” (PG) on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and movie snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.
 

COVID-19 Town Hall is Aug. 4

Faculty and staff are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss the University of Idaho’s plans for in-person instruction this fall and the precautions being taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The open forum and Q&A will be 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, via Zoom. President Scott Green, Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence and others will be on hand to answer questions about classes, testing and other issues associated with Fall 2020. Participants must register ahead of time via Zoom.
 

Participate in the Water Works Challenge Through Aug. 11

Join the 2020 Water Works Challenge, sponsored by Blue Cross of Idaho. Track your water consumption through Tuesday, Aug. 11, for chances to win a Visa gift card and reusable water bottle. Learn more.
 

Online Required Safety Program for Students Must be Completed by Sept. 14

The Required Safety Program must be completed by all first-year, undergraduate, incoming students under the age of 24. The program is comprised of two virtual components: AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. There are two parts to each program, with Part I to each program being required. The programs will be available mid-August, and the deadline to complete Part I of each program is Monday, Sept. 14. If students do not complete Part I of both programs by Sept. 14, they will receive a registration hold on their student account, removable by the Office of the Dean of Students. Part II is a short survey and will be available to each program 30 days after completion of the respective Part I to each program. Part II to each program is not required but is encouraged. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at askjoe@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6757 with questions.
 

File Storage Training in the Microsoft 365 Experience Available Online

Recordings of ITS-sponsored training sessions on file storage in the Microsoft 365 experience are now available online. Topics covered during the intro to file storage in Microsoft 365 session include locating files in SharePoint, sharing files in SharePoint/OneDrive/Teams, opening files from Microsoft 365 tools, saving files to SharePoint/OneDrive/Teams and more. Topics in the next-level file storage session includes advanced searching and filtering to locate files, responsibilities of shared spaces owners, syncing files/folders, using links to files rather than attaching files and more. These trainings will be offered again in September.

This Week's Events

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

Prichard Painting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Prichard Art Gallery
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
New Employee Benefits Orientation: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Online via Zoom
Prichard Painting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Prichard Art Gallery
Protect Your Farm Business: 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Online
Prichard Painting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Prichard Art Gallery
Vandal Food Pantry Curbside Pickup: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, loading zone at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on Deakin Avenue
Wine Down Wednesday with Hells Canyon and Zhoo Zhoo Wines: 6-7 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Online
Transgender 101: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom
Prichard Painting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Prichard Art Gallery
ASCEND Webinar Series – University-Driven Venture Funding: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Online via Zoom
Produce Sale: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Soil Stewards Farm, 425 Farm Road
Prichard Painting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Prichard Art Gallery
‘Under a Big Sky’ by Randy Reinholz – A Livestream Event: 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Online via Zoom

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

Featured Stories

Investigating Hunters’ and Anglers’ Needs

Running into friends during happy hour or at a barbeque can lead to memorable laughs and great stories. Running into folks in the woods while bow hunting for deer may not be as welcome. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has fielded concerns about crowded forests and uplands from hunters for years. But a partnership between IDFG and the University of Idaho, led by human dimensions scientist Kenny Wallen, will help them tackle the problem. Read more.

News Releases

U of I Researchers, Moscow to Build on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing and Analysis

Researchers at the University of Idaho have partnered with the City of Moscow to improve wastewater testing for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team hopes to develop an early warning system for spikes in local cases. Testing wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is being conducted in areas worldwide and estimating cases within a community based on the concentration of viral RNA in wastewater samples is a science that is gaining ground. Read more.
 

U of I Theatre Arts Presents Virtual Town Hall, Two Weekends of Theatre

The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts held a virtual town hall July 24, and two weekends of livestreamed theatrical readings featuring U of I alumni, faculty and several special guest artists. During the town hall, Theatre Arts chair Robert Caisley and special guests discussed the future of summer theatre on the Palouse. Plans also were shared for rebuilding a sustainable summer theatre program for the community, with an emphasis on highlighting thought-provoking new plays and new voices in theatre, especially Black, Indigenous and people of color artists and other historically underserved or marginalized communities. Read more.

Kudos and Acknowledgements

Foundation Makes Record-Setting Distribution to U of I

The University of Idaho Foundation announced a record-setting $11.7 million distribution of endowment earnings to the university for FY21. The distribution includes more than $7.2 million in financial support for students. An additional $4.5 million is credited to university programs to provide a level of excellence for the university. The University of Idaho Foundation manages an endowment pool comprised of 1,616 individual endowments with a market value of $286 million. The distributions have been posted in Banner. In the next few weeks, colleges and other units will receive summary reports detailing the endowment distributions.

In Memoriam

Bill Belknap

Willard S. (Bill) Belknap passed away on July 17 at the age of 81. Bill began working at the University of Idaho as athletic director of Vandal Athletics in 1978. Following 10 years in that position, Bill moved into the role of director of development and executive director of the U of I Foundation during the Centennial Campaign. Bill was inducted into the North Idaho Hall of Fame in 2003 as well as the University of Idaho Hall of Fame in 2008. To honor Bill, the family suggests contributing to the Bill Belknap Endowed Scholarship with the U of I Foundation. Learn more about Bill.

Job Opportunities

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

Employee Announcements

Senate Survey for Faculty Now Available

Faculty Senate Leadership has developed a survey concerning class delivery in the fall. All responses are anonymous and will be used to advocate on behalf of faculty. Take the survey.

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July 20-26, 2020
All events are on the Moscow campus and in Pacific time unless otherwise noted.

Faculty and Staff News

Seth Vieux Hired as COVID-19 Manager

The University of Idaho has hired Seth Vieux as our COVID-19 manager. He will be working with all members of the campus community to ensure our COVID-19 protocols and processes are coordinated throughout the institution and in-line with best practices locally, in Idaho and nationally. Read more about Seth.
 

Secure Shredding Resumes

Secure shredding will resume this month. Iron Mountain will be making a trip to the Moscow campus on Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21. Rooms/buildings where shredding consoles are located should be unlocked. Shred consoles are only to be used for confidential information; all other paper materials should be recycled. If shredding consoles have been relocated, notify ITS Records of the new location. If you are located at a university remote location, contact ITS Records to discuss a pickup. To have extra materials shredded, follow the instructions available online. Email records@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Surplus Closed July 20-24

Due to staffing shortages, Surplus will be closed for all drop-offs and pick-ups July 20-24. Email surplus@uidaho.edu with questions.
 

Screen on the Green Showing ‘Just Mercy’ July 23

Join the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment, in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 8:45-11 p.m. Thursday, July 23, for a free showing of “Just Mercy” (PG-13) on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and movie snacks. Masks are to be worn while not seated and social distancing is encouraged. Learn more.

ASCEND Webinar Series, University-Driven Venture Funding, is July 30

Learn about the gap many university-based start-ups experience in the funding race and how institutions can drive institutional and equity-based financing during a webinar 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, with Brian Cummings, partner, Alta Global Ventures, founder and CEO, Technium. This presentation will provide a foundation upon which to consider building a university-based venture funding organization, alternatives to these funding models and tweaks to existing funding models. Enrollment is limited. Register online.  
 

Textbook Adoptions are Past Due

If you are a professor and have yet to make a textbook adoption, please do so as soon as possible. You can adopt your books online under the “Textbook and Supplies” tab in the menu bar or by emailing textbooks@uidaho.edu with the department/course/section, any cross-listed courses, title/author/ISBN/edition and whether the text is required/optional/recommended. If you are not adopting a book this semester, inform the VandalStore.