Virtual Q&A Talk with Torrey Is Scheduled
Provost and Executive Vice President Torrey Lawrence will host a Q&A conversation with faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17 via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to ask questions in advance, during the event or just listen to the discussion. Learn more or submit a question. Authenticated U of I email addresses will have access to the meetings. Waiting room is enabled.
Campus Safety Resource Fair to be Held Sept. 2
The Campus Safety Resource Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the ISUB Plaza. Meet campus office representatives, community partners and student organizations promoting a safer campus. Kick off the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Month with giveaways, information and safety resources.
Beat the Sting: Nuisance Insect Control Information Offered
The risk from wasps, including yellowjackets and hornets, can be a year-round threat. Peak activity coincides with the beginning of the fall semester, putting more people in the path of more aggressive insects. When you add a change in the wasps’ food source to fermenting fruit, well, no one likes a “mean drunk.” Read at I-Safety for more information on nuisance insect control at the University of Idaho.
Long-Term Closure of Sidewalk at Energy Plant Planned
Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 17, the sidewalk adjacent to the energy plant on the north side of Sixth Street and east of Line Street will be closed. The closure is prompted by the installation of a turbine. Fencing will prohibit use of the sidewalk and the bike air station for the duration of the project, which is likely to last throughout the fall.
Updated Healthy Vandal Toolkit Available
Updated signage regarding mask requirement is available on the Healthy Vandal Toolkit. The toolkit contains printable signs, digital displays and graphics all units and departments are encouraged to use and distribute through channels they see fit. With consistent messaging, we can better protect ourselves and others. For professional printed flyers or larger print sizes, use the Creative Services online form to submit your request. A member of the Creative Services team will be in contact with you.
Online Safety Program Required for New Students
All first-year undergraduate students under 24 are required to complete the online required safety program, "Voices for Change," that recently will launched. Completion is due by Friday, Sept. 10, to avoid a registration hold. Read more or email email@example.com with questions. Faculty or staff who missed the stakeholder overview session can email that address for a recording.
Connecting U & I Fun Walk and Run to Raise Suicide Awareness
The Connecting U & I: We Got Your Back fun walks and runs for suicide awareness and resilience building will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Moscow campus beginning and ending at the Student Rec Center. There is no cost, and a T-shirt is included. Participants have the option of a 3.1-mile route or 1.3-mile route. Registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 29, to be guaranteed a T-shirt. If there’s inclement weather, the event will be virtual and participants will be contacted with information on how to pick up their shirt. Suicide Awareness Week culminates with the walk/run. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Open Access Publishing Fund Will Accept Applications Starting Today
After three successful years, the U of I – Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) continues to support U of I authors. In FY22, the U of I Library, Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Economic Development and David and Julie Levine have partnered and allocated a total of $35,000 to pay or reimburse article processing charges in eligible open access journals. Applications for funding period No. 1 will be accepted beginning today, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m. Review the eligibility criteria and documentation guidelines and reach out to Jylisa Doney, OAPF manager, at email@example.com with questions.
‘Snakes of Idaho’ Is on Display at Library
A photograph exhibit called “Snakes of Idaho” can be viewed on the second floor of the library. The exhibit, on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University, will be on display through September. It features photos by Charles “Chuck” Peterson, a professor of herpetology.
Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Available
The Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply to the new limited submission funding opportunities with an upcoming NOI deadlines — Library of Congress, Of the People: Widening the Path: Community Collections Grants to Organizations, accelerated NOI deadline today, Aug. 16; U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Program, FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity, accelerated NOI deadline today; and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, University Nuclear Leadership Program, accelerated NOI deadline Monday, Aug. 23. For more information and to submit a NOI or concept paper 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Register for Grant Proposal Writing Seminar Series
The Research and Faculty Development team is offering a four-part seminar series of two-hour virtual sessions to enhance the competitiveness of grant proposals. This series will be delivered by Peg AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group. AtKisson earned her doctorate in neuroscience and worked in cell biology and cancer biology and eventually transitioned to a research development role, including working with the Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops for eight years prior to starting her firm. Sessions are noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30. A Zoom link will be provided to participants after registration. These seminars will combine lecture format and engagement activities and will cover potential funding targets relevant to all disciplines. All participants will receive a digital version of the handout and ATG’s Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals. Registration is required and must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.
Campus Event Support Available from Parking and Transportation Services
Planning an event or bringing a guest to campus? Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is here to help. PTS is here to help make campus events a success and keep campus moving. Whether you’re inviting one guest to campus or hundreds, contact PTS for assistance with tailored event maps, permits, signage, space or lot reservations, staffing, transportation services via the Vandal Trolley or Joe Bus and more. For long-time campus event coordinators, note that the hourly staffing rate has increased from $30 per hour to $40. Request PTS event services a minimum of seven days before your event by completing the PTS Event Request form.
AI Workshop Registration Is Open
Registration is open for the Office of Research and Economic Development-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Workshop for faculty Thursday, Oct. 14. The aim is to identify existing concentrations of expertise and use this information to facilitate new collaborations, highlight areas of potential strategic investment and form working groups around emerging funding opportunities and applications. Registration is open through Wednesday, Sept. 15.
View the Office of Technology Transfer ‘StartUp Series’ Videos
The Office of Technology Transfer announces that the first three videos of its “StartUp Stories” speaker series are ready for viewing on its new YouTube channel. The series features conversations with entrepreneurs and researchers. Researchers who have created startups and business owners who have partnered with researchers to create marketable products are interviewed to share their knowledge with the university community. The aim is to share discussions about the process of commercializing discoveries with real-world applications.
University Credits Available for High School Students
Qualified high school students are eligible to enroll in on-campus and online courses at the dual credit rate. Students must have parent and high school approval and a 2.5 GPA minimum. For more information, contact the Dual Credit Office at email@example.com.
Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts Today
The university’s annual fire hydrant flushing starts today, Aug. 16, and runs through Monday, Aug. 30. Contact Elmer Johnson at 208-370-2741 with questions.