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Space Use Survey Starts Tomorrow

Posted 7/6/2023 9:03:00 PM

Representatives will conduct a space use survey on the University of Idaho campus from Tuesday, July 11, until Friday, July 14, 2023. Read more

Driver Record Check Procedure Change

Posted 6/1/2023 8:59:00 PM

U of I updates driver record check procedures effective July 1, 2023. Submit driver record requests via Human Resources. Read more

Idaho Water Resources Research Institute Moves to Coeur d'Alene

Posted 4/13/2023 8:59:00 PM

 The institute assesses the quality of water resource systems, advises policymakers on solutions and trains researchers. Read more

Update on OIT’s Telephone Transition

Posted 4/4/2023 10:14:00 PM

OIT is eliminating unused phone lines and transitioning to Teams Voice. If OIT identifies your line as one with limited use, you will receive an email. Read more

How to Get Help from OIT

Posted 11/10/2022 12:22:00 AM

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to help you with a wide range of technology needs, regardless of where you are located. Read more

Public Student Loan Forgiveness Waiver Ends Monday, Oct. 31

Posted 10/13/2022 9:27:00 PM

U of I employees with outstanding educational loan balances can utilize the temporary waiver if they’re eligible. This opportunity ends Monday, Oct. 31. Read more

Register for New Leadership Development Program

Posted 9/8/2022 10:31:00 PM

Reserve a seat by Tuesday, Sept. 20, for Employee Development and Learning’s in-person intensive cohort-based leadership training. Read more

OIT is Your Statewide IT Support Organization

Posted 9/8/2022 10:31:00 PM

Information Technology Services (ITS) and units across U of I combined to form the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Read more

Zoom Recordings Move to OneDrive Starting Tomorrow

Posted 8/4/2022 9:50:00 PM

All new University of Idaho Zoom Cloud recordings will be sent to a OneDrive folder and deleted from the Zoom Cloud. Read more

Take Steps Now to Secure Cybersafety

Posted 3/7/2022 9:44:00 PM

Recent world events have raised concerns about cybersecurity. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and the university from a cyberattack. Read more

Mark Robert Smith's Retirement

Posted 2/23/2022 10:16:00 PM

Wish Robert “Bob” Smith congratulations on his retirement. A 20-year U of I faculty member, Smith is the distinguished professor of subsurface science. Read more

Attend the 2022 Pollinator Summit

Posted 2/14/2022 9:46:00 PM

UI Extension and Rural Roots’ host the free Pollinator Summit Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 23-24, 2022, in Moscow. Read more

Submit Proposals for Learning and Teaching Symposium

Posted 2/10/2022 10:35:00 PM

Proposals are due by Tuesday, Feb. 22, for the seventh Annual Active Learning/Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium Tuesday, April 26. Read more

Applications Open for Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Posted 1/28/2022 10:20:00 PM

Apply by March 27, for the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, a program for scientists, social scientists and engineers with advanced degrees. Read more

Faculty Fellow Applications Being Accepted for Honors Program

Posted 1/27/2022 9:47:00 PM

The University Honors Program is accepting applications for Honors Program Faculty Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Read more

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Idaho Falls

Posted 12/8/2021 10:03:00 PM

Applications are accepted through Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, for undergraduate research experiences at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. Read more

Preparations Needed Now to Use Canvas This Spring

Posted 10/26/2021 9:49:00 PM

As U of I transitions to Canvas, BbLearn will be unavailable starting spring 2022. Faculty are encouraged to proactively address several areas this fall. Read more

COVID-19 Testing Kits Available

Posted 10/20/2021 9:47:00 PM

To assist the campus community with testing options, a limited supply of Vault COVID-19 testing kits are available on the Moscow campus. Read more

3D Imaging and Printing Lab Development Begins Thanks to Murdock and NSF Grants

Posted 7/8/2021 9:04:00 PM

Students, faculty and staff can soon scan and print some of the largest and most complex three-dimensional biomedical structures in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

U of I’s College of Law Prepares to Meet Future Legal Needs of Idaho

Posted 7/1/2021 5:37:00 PM

The state board approved U of I’s request to lease the building at 501 Front St. to house the College of Law students, faculty and staff. Read more

Artificial Intelligence Workshop Survey Is Open Through June 14

Posted 6/3/2021 6:54:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development is organizing a one-day faculty workshop on artificial intelligence. Read more

Become a Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar

Posted 5/28/2021 6:47:00 PM

The U of I offers support to faculty applying for Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide. Read more

Learn About Surplus Totes, Options

Posted 5/20/2021 3:49:00 PM

Follow these guidelines to ensure the proper disposal of university equipment and materials and keep university equipment functioning properly. Read more

Attend the Quarterly University Events Council Meeting April 8

Posted 4/1/2021 9:10:00 PM

Attend the University of Idaho's Events Council meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, via Zoom. Register online. Read more

New VandalStar Alert Flags Go Live

Posted 3/22/2021 8:09:00 PM

Starting this week, two new alert flags — “Registration ALERT-Student Accounts Hold” and “Registration ALERT-Advisor Hold” — will go live and be added to students’ VandalStar accounts. If a student has a current university bill over $500 and/or needs to meet with their academic or faculty advisor, the student will receive an email notification with suggested action steps to address their hold(s). An orange alert flag will also be added to their VandalStar account. Read more

ORED Announces New Internal Funding Program

Posted 3/2/2021 10:05:00 PM

Chris Nomura is launching an internal funding opportunity to support faculty looking to resubmit competitive federal grant proposals that were not funded. Read more

Join the NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group

Posted 3/2/2021 9:55:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team has announced a NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group for individuals applying for an NSF CAREER award. Read more

Learn How to Stay Safe on Snow, Ice

Posted 2/17/2021 10:39:00 PM

Environmental Health and Safety received several reports regarding dangerous situations between drivers and pedestrians on snowy roads. Read more

Progress Survey Engages Campus to Support Students

Posted 2/12/2021 9:55:00 PM

Until Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, course instructors will evaluate students’ spring term progress using the VandalStar Progress Survey. Read more

Outdoor Storage Is Being Cleaned Out, Reorganized

Posted 2/4/2021 10:36:00 PM

U of I Facilities maintains an outdoor storage lot, which will undergo a spring cleaning. Items not claimed or needed will be surplused. Read more

2021 Employee Required Training Period Is Open

Posted 2/2/2021 8:54:00 PM

The 2021 annual required training completion period is open through Sunday, Oct. 31. The required training should take less than two hours to complete. Read more

Protect High-Risk University Electronic Data

Posted 1/25/2021 10:53:00 PM

ITS and Vandals like you are responsible to protect the university’s electronic data. Understand your responsibilities, especially around high-risk data. Read more

VandalStar Expands Online Referral Options to Help Students

Posted 1/15/2021 7:56:00 PM

Faculty and staff now have six ways in VandalStar to connect students in a timely and virtual way to free campus resources and services. Read more

Learn About Communicating Your Policy Analysis; Register by Jan. 25

Posted 1/12/2021 10:06:00 PM

Individuals interested in science policy are invited to a two-part Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship professional development seminar. Read more

COVID-19 Relief Money Coming for Spring 2021 Students

Posted 1/12/2021 10:02:00 PM

Students enrolled in Spring 2021 will receive money from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to help with COVID-19-related costs. Read more

University Events Council Meeting Is Jan. 11

Posted 12/17/2020 9:36:00 PM

A U of I Events Council is being created and will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom. Read more

Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens at U of I Library

Posted 11/11/2020 9:52:00 PM

“For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” runs Nov. 11 to March 16, 2021, at the U of I Library. Read more

OTT Publishes First Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Posted 11/10/2020 10:38:00 PM

The Office of Technology Transfer introduces its Tips and Tricks newsletter to better keep researchers informed of how technology transfer works at U of I. Read more

Fall ’20 Marks Highest Progress Survey Response Rate to Date

Posted 10/20/2020 9:55:00 PM

In mid-September, course instructors reviewed students’ Fall 2019 academic performance by submitting early warning grade progress surveys in VandalStar. Read more

3-D Printer to Revolutionize Biofluids and Biomechanics Research

Posted 10/20/2020 9:52:00 PM

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is installing a high-resolution, mixed-material 3-D printer in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. Read more

Admin Parking Lot Closed During Construction

Posted 10/12/2020 10:13:00 PM

A construction project requires closing the main entrance to the Admin Building parking lot via Campus Drive from Monday, Oct. 19, to Monday, Nov. 9. Read more

College of Engineering Earns Full Six-Year ABET Accreditation

Posted 9/3/2020 9:43:00 PM

The College of Engineering’s engineering and computer science degrees have been accredited by the accreditation commissions of ABET. Read more

Vandals Dining Lends A Helping Hand During COVID-19, Gifts More Than 500 Kids’ Meals

Posted 9/1/2020 9:42:00 PM

Vandals Dining gifted more than 500 Chick-fil-A meals to children during heightened levels of food scarcity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Ericka Huggins to Provide Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Sept. 8

Posted 8/31/2020 9:40:00 PM

Ericka Huggins will provide a virtual keynote presentation for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference at noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Read more

Psychology Professor Named as New Interim Associate Dean

Posted 8/26/2020 10:47:00 PM

Traci Craig is the new interim associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Read more

What to Know When Renting a Car for University Business

Posted 8/19/2020 9:55:00 PM

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

How to Report a Vehicle Accident

Posted 8/17/2020 9:48:00 PM

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. Read more

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

Posted 8/17/2020 9:45:00 PM

Register for the Introduction to Science & Technology Policy History, Organization, Analysis & Communication workshop, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Read more

IT Prioritizes Classroom Support During Start of Fall Semester

Posted 8/7/2020 10:32:00 PM

At the start of Fall 20220, IT Support Teams and TSPs will prioritize support on technology-enabled and HyFlex classrooms. Be patient with the staff. Read more

U of I File Migration to SharePoint in Progress

Posted 6/26/2020 10:29:00 PM

The file migration from the S: drive to SharePoint Storage Site in the cloud will continue over the next five weekends. Read more

New Course Evaluation System for Summer 2020

Posted 6/12/2020 10:21:00 PM

Course evaluation data prior to summer 2020 will remain in the old system and reports should be requested from Read more

NSF Implements New Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

Posted 5/29/2020 8:27:00 PM

Beginning June 1, 2020, the NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide NSF 20-1 for proposals submitted after this date. Read more

Join the NSF CAREER Proposal Conversation Group

Posted 5/1/2020 10:42:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team has announced the U of I National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Proposal Conversation Group. Read more

Engineering Design EXPO Goes Virtual Today

Posted 4/30/2020 10:13:00 PM

The College of Engineering hosts Engineering Design EXPO May 1, 2020, and invites the public to experience how students push the boundaries of technology. Read more

Reminder: 2020 All Employee Required Training is Available for Completion

Posted 4/28/2020 9:05:00 PM

While employees have until Friday, Dec. 11 to complete the 2020 trainings, employees are encouraged to complete the required training as soon as possible. Read more

Reminder Regarding Current Parking Regulations

Posted 4/20/2020 11:05:00 PM

The Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until the first day of fall semester, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Read more

50% Remaining FY20 Citation Revenue Goes to Student Emergency Fund

Posted 4/20/2020 10:24:00 PM

Until Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 50% of all U of I’s parking citation fee payment revenue will go to the Bruce & Kathy Pitman Emergency Fund. Read more

Microsoft Teams Training for Faculty and Staff

Posted 4/6/2020 10:27:00 PM

Microsoft Teams is U of I's new enterprise communication tool. Teams combines text and voice messaging, file sharing and more into one application. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar on the National Science Foundation MRI Program is Tomorrow

Posted 4/6/2020 10:19:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team for a seminar on the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program. Read more

FMLA An Option For At-Risk Employees

Posted 4/3/2020 10:46:00 PM

While emergency funding is available to help those with COVID-19, the traditional Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) remains an option. Read more

U of I Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Posted 4/2/2020 10:21:00 PM

University Honors Program students Elizabeth Hoots and Isabell Strawn received prestigious Goldwater Scholarship awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

Technology Resources Available for Families without Internet Service

Posted 3/31/2020 11:00:00 PM

Resources are available for those without internet. The FCC has also released an agreement stating providers will waive late fees and open hot spots. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar: Find Funding Opportunities with Pivot is April 1

Posted 3/27/2020 10:41:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team via Zoom 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to learn how to use Pivot. Read more

Parking and Transportation Services Updates

Posted 3/25/2020 10:28:00 PM

The U of I Moscow campus will continue with academic break parking enforcement rules until Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Read more

U of I - WSU Women’s Leadership Conference Postponed Until Fall

Posted 3/18/2020 10:50:00 PM

Amid escalating concerns around COVID-19, WSU and U of I's joint annual Women’s Leadership Conference is being rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Read more

Annual Vehicle Coverage Notice

Posted 3/10/2020 10:47:00 PM

Asset Accounting, Purchasing Services and Risk Management and Insurance reviewed their processes and devised a simplified model. Read more

Open Access Publishing Fund Supports 46 Researchers Across Four Colleges in Second Year

Posted 2/26/2020 11:04:00 PM

After allocating an additional $20,000, the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has disbursed its entire allocation for FY20. Read more

Learn about U of I’s Global Research at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn March 5

Posted 2/26/2020 11:01:00 PM

Learn what the “global reach” of U of I research looks during the next IRIC Lunch and Learn presentation, noon Thursday, March 5, 2020. Read more

University of Idaho Employees Required to Take Specific Trainings Each Year

Posted 2/25/2020 10:06:00 PM

The University of Idaho recognizes the importance of providing training opportunities to all employees to enhance skills, professionalism and well-being. Read more

New Faculty Success Seminar Added: Proposal Budget Building Basics is Feb. 26

Posted 2/20/2020 11:11:00 PM

The Office of Sponsored Programs will provide an overview of building proposal budgets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in IRIC 305 and via Zoom. Read more

University Honors Program Faculty Open House and Networking Event is Feb. 25

Posted 2/18/2020 10:04:00 PM

Faculty members interested in the University Honors Program are invited to attend a Faculty Open House and Networking event Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Read more

Accepting Nominations for the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award

Posted 2/14/2020 12:08:00 AM

Idaho NSF EPSCoR is seeking nominations for the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award by 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020. Read more

University Classrooms to be Used for Jazz Festival

Posted 2/14/2020 12:06:00 AM

The 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will be held Feb. 28-29, and some classrooms will be used for student competitions and educational sessions. Read more

Landscape Design Students Seek Projects; Request Deadline is March 1

Posted 2/14/2020 12:03:00 AM

Architecture 289/489 students have prepared landscape planting plans for clients in the Moscow area. The class is seeking clients for Spring 2020. Read more

VandalStar Progress Survey Gives Students Academic Alert

Posted 2/10/2020 11:42:00 PM

Course instructors across campus are being asked to review students’ academic performance in the Early Warning Grade Progress Survey. Read more

University-Level Promotions Review Committee Announced

Posted 2/7/2020 11:54:00 PM

The 2019-20 University-Level Promotions Review Committee met with the provost and executive vice president to develop recommendations on promotions. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar — NIH: Funding Mechanisms Overview is Feb 12

Posted 2/7/2020 11:52:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in IRIC 305, to learn about the NIH R03, R21 and R01 funding mechanisms. Read more

Ali Carr-Chellman Named AECT President

Posted 2/6/2020 10:25:00 PM

Ali Carr-Chellman was elected as the president-elect designee for the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Read more

Save the Date: Opportunity to Learn More About Fulbright Programs March 25

Posted 2/3/2020 10:59:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team will host Institute of International Education staff to discuss the Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Student Programs. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar, Broader Impacts Really Do Matter, Scheduled for Feb. 5

Posted 1/31/2020 10:46:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in IRIC 305, for an info session on NSF Broader Impacts Review Criteria. Read more

Faculty are Invited to Apply to Upcoming Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Posted 1/24/2020 10:31:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team requests notice of intent to apply to the funding opportunities posted to InfoReady Review. Read more

Microsoft Office, File Storage and Account Login Changes Coming

Posted 1/23/2020 10:12:00 PM

All U of I-managed computers on the network that have an older version of Office will be upgraded to Office 365 Pro Plus. Read more

ITS Campus Awareness Phishing Campaign

Posted 1/21/2020 10:06:00 PM

As part of ongoing awareness efforts, ITS will periodically distribute fake phishing messages to random U of I employees. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar on Project Management Plans for Large Proposals Rescheduled for April 15

Posted 1/16/2020 10:03:00 PM

“Developing Successful Project Management Plans for Large Proposals” has been rescheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in IRIC 305. Read more

Library Journal Package Reduced

Posted 1/10/2020 10:19:00 PM

In October 2019, the University of Idaho Library announced that they were renegotiating a contract with journal publisher Elsevier, resulting in a new contract under which they would lose access to some of their Elsevier content. The previous level of access had become unaffordable due to both university-wide budget reductions and the rapidly rising cost of the package. Negotiations for the 2020 Elsevier contract continued until late December and the new contract takes effect this month. Read more

2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Now Available

Posted 1/9/2020 10:59:00 PM

In a joint effort between Facilities and the Sustainability Center, the newest greenhouse gas inventory has been completed. Read more

ORED RISE Summer 2020 Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program Proposals Due Jan. 22

Posted 1/6/2020 10:59:00 PM

ORED invites faculty to submit proposals by Jan. 22, 2020, for the new ORED RISE Summer 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship program. Read more

Update to Windows 10 Now to Avoid Network Connectivity Loss

Posted 1/2/2020 6:04:00 PM

Windows 7 systems that have not been upgraded to Windows 10 by Tuesday, Jan. 14, may lose network connectivity due to security concerns. Read more

Two Funding Opportunities from the Idaho NSF EPSCoR GEM3 Award

Posted 1/2/2020 6:02:00 PM

Two funding opportunities from the NSF EPSCoR Track-1 Research Infrastructure Improvement award (GEM3) close 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020. Read more


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