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Updated Password Policy Allows Long Expiration

Posted 7/19/2019 9:53:00 PM

New password standards will allow most users to maintain the same password indefinitely when combined with Secure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Secure MFA includes using the DUO Mobile application or a hardware token and never using SMS or voice calls for identity authentication. With the addition of MFA via DUO across most U of I accounts the risk of compromise has significantly decreased. Read more

New Advanced Email Security Service Begins with URL Defense

Posted 7/5/2019 3:32:00 PM

Email continues to be the No. 1 attack vector for malicious actors. The University of Idaho Budget Finance Committee funded the Advanced Email Filtering project to improve email security across the organization. This week, ITS will implement a core component of this project that includes a number of email protection features including a new URL Defense service. Read more

Host a Pakistani Student This Summer

Posted 7/5/2019 3:27:00 PM

The International Programs Office (IPO) has opportunities available for U of I employees to host a Pakistani student in their home for 10 days (Aug. 9-18) as a part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board in partnership with U of I. Host families will be compensated $140 to host the student. Read more

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is July 17

Posted 7/5/2019 3:04:00 PM

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. Faculty and staff can access application forms here. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Read more

U of I Recycling Program Changing

Posted 7/5/2019 3:04:00 PM

Changes are taking place within U of I Recycling/Surplus/Solid Waste (RSSW) that will effect recycling pickup schedules. As of July 1, all interior recycling in buildings will be handled on an "on-call" basis. Building Services custodial staff will monitor the many recycling stops in general education buildings around campus, as well as cardboard stations outside of buildings, and report those needing service to the RSSW staff for pickup. Read more

ITS Update on Statewide Network Outage June 19

Posted 6/28/2019 10:18:00 PM

The University of Idaho's statewide information technology network experienced severely degraded performance from about 5:45-11:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Services that depend on the network were mostly unusable until Information Technology Services (ITS) personnel resolved the issue. ITS has made changes to prevent, or more quickly recover from, similar future scenarios. The U of I Information Security Office within ITS considers the incident as a directed attack on the university network. Read more

New Student Required Safety Program Information Session

Posted 6/28/2019 10:18:00 PM

The Office of the Dean of Students and Vandal Health Education will provide an information session on the newly updated required online safety program for incoming students from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in TLC 222. Read more

Street Resurfacing Begins Today

Posted 6/28/2019 10:18:00 PM

Beginning today, July 1, four sections of campus surface streets will undergo resurfacing: • Perimeter Drive from the Facilities building to Old Pullman Road. • Idaho Avenue between Elm Street and the rear Bruce M. Pitman Center alley. • Deakin Avenue between Idaho and University avenues. • Deakin Avenue between Sweet Avenue and the one-way alley between the Lionel Hampton School of Music and Gold Lot 46. Read more

Open Sessions This Week for IGS Director/State Geologist

Posted 6/21/2019 10:35:00 PM

Finalists for the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) director/state geologist position are coming to campus as part of the hiring process. The third candidate, Janet Dewey, will visit Boise and Moscow and conduct different presentations at each location. Join for the following presentations. Read more

Fraternity and Sorority Workshops Starting Soon

Posted 6/21/2019 10:33:00 PM

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff will be hosting two workshops, “Fraternities and Sororities: Information for Today’s College Professional” from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, and 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, both in TLC 028. These workshops seek to meet the following learning outcomes for faculty and staff participants. Read more

Volunteers Needed for SYNC 2019

Posted 6/21/2019 10:31:00 PM

The Center for Volunteerism and Social Action is seeking volunteers for SYNC (Serving Your New Community) on Saturday, Aug. 24. This volunteer opportunity connects incoming students with their new community. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks that include driving small student groups, handing out T-shirts and directing new student volunteers. Anyone who would like to help with the event may email volunteer@uidaho.edu. Read more

Student Profile Re-Introduced on VandalWeb

Posted 6/21/2019 10:29:00 PM

Student Profile, originally introduced in VandalWeb for students and advisors in July 2017, is expanding. Features like Advisee List, Download Advisee List, and Email Advisees will be moved into Student Profile beginning today, June 24. Reference guides for using Student Profile are available on the Registrar’s Office website. Read more

Guidelines Available for Youth Services Programs Employees and Volunteers

Posted 6/14/2019 10:19:00 PM

APM 05.12, Protection of Minors Standards, requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to screen, select and train employees and volunteers. The Risk Management and Insurance Office has guidelines available for all University of Idaho faculty and staff to use when working with minors. Read more

Notice from the Idaho Attorney General

Posted 6/14/2019 10:12:00 PM

The state of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma, Inc. — an opioid drug manufacturer — and members of the Sackler family who have ownership and control interests in Purdue. Read more

Announcing New Director of Financial Aid Randi Croyle

Posted 6/7/2019 10:43:00 PM

The Student Financial Aid Office would like to announce the appointment of Randi Croyle as director of Financial Aid. Croyle brings exceptional leadership and vision to an already very strong team. She is a collaborative financial aid professional who will partner with many offices across campus and the state to develop strategic initiatives to provide financial support to our current and future U of I students. Read more

Welcome to New Faculty Secretary Francesca Sammarruca

Posted 6/7/2019 10:41:00 PM

Congratulations to Francesca Sammarruca, who will join the University of Idaho as the secretary of the university faculty, effective July 1. Sammarruca started her tenure-track career at U of I as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics in 1997 and rose through the department until she became a professor in 2007. She has a doctorate in physics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the equivalent of a master's in physics from the University of Pavia, Italy. Read more

OneDrive Sync Update: 5 Terabytes of Storage Available

Posted 5/31/2019 10:07:00 PM

Each OneDrive user now has 5 terabytes of storage but there is a very small change to be aware of for employees not using Windows 10. Windows 10 users will not notice any change. Read more

Vandal Day July 25 at Silverwood Theme Park

Posted 5/24/2019 10:23:00 PM

All Vandals are invited to take over Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Together, Vandals will enjoy the wavy waters of Boulder Beach, the heart-racing action of Panic Plunge and a quiet family friendly evening for dinner. The event is fun for all ages. Purchasing options vary. Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Director/State Geologist Open Sessions Scheduled This Week

Posted 5/24/2019 10:19:00 PM

The search committee and the Office of Research and Economic Development are pleased to invite finalists for the Idaho Geological Survey director/state geologist position to the U of I campus. The university community is invited to attend open forums for each finalist, beginning Tuesday, May 28. Finalists will visit Boise and Moscow and will conduct different presentations at each location. Read more

Summer Break Parking Enforcement

Posted 5/3/2019 10:12:00 PM

Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the Vandal community of summer parking regulations on campus, and wish everyone a wonderful summer break — May 12 through Aug. 25. Read more

Attend Open Forum Sessions with ISSFS Director Candidates

Posted 5/2/2019 10:40:00 PM

The search committee has invited two finalists for the IPO International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) director position to campus. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 30, 2019

Posted 5/1/2019 7:28:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Create a Pollinator-Friendly Environment at the Solitary Bee Hotel Workshop

Posted 4/26/2019 9:16:00 PM

The Aldrich Entomology Club at the University of Idaho is collaborating with WSU's Entomology Graduate Student Association to put on a solitary bee hotel workshop. Help make the Palouse a more pollinator-friendly environment. The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute in Moscow. Read more

Donate to the Vandal Food Pantry as Payment for Library Fines April 29 to May 10

Posted 4/25/2019 9:03:00 PM

The U of I Library will accept food donations as payment for overdue book fines as part of the Food for Fines program. Drop off food donations at the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the library April 29 through May 10. Read more

Changes to WSU Parking

Posted 4/24/2019 9:06:00 PM

Thanks to all who responded with feedback back in February when we announced that Washington State University Transportation Services will be transitioning to permitless license plate recognition (LPR) parking next year. The good news is not only will the existing reciprocal agreement remain unchanged for the 2019-20 academic year, so too will Vandals' parking experience at WSU. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 23, 2019

Posted 4/24/2019 8:52:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Denim Day Supports Sexual Assault Awareness

Posted 4/23/2019 9:40:00 PM

Wear denim on April 24 and encourage teams to do so as well to show support for survivors of sexual violence, and that we as a community care about this issue. Take a picture and post it to social media with #UIdahoDenimDay, #DenimDay2019, or #DenimWithTheDeans — or simply email the picture to askjoe@uidaho.edu and we will post it for you. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with ASUI, and "It's On Us" will be tabling on the Commons Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more

Moscow Campus IT Support Staff Requests Your Patience

Posted 4/23/2019 9:32:00 PM

IT Local Support including your Technology Solutions Partners are very busy with Central Device Management (CDM) project work through May 24, 2019. We kindly ask for your patience during this period as most IT support staff are involved in the effort. Read more

University Faculty Meeting: May 1, 2019

Posted 4/23/2019 9:25:00 PM

University Faculty Meeting: University Faculty Meeting #3 (2018-19), President Chuck Staben presiding is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

Learn About the Implementation of U of I's New Travel Management System

Posted 4/18/2019 9:00:00 PM

Chrome River, the new travel management system for the University of Idaho, will go live at 8 a.m. Pacific time Monday, April 22. To ensure a smooth transition to the new system, the project team elected to keep the current Travel Web system accessible through Tuesday, April 30. Read more

Host a Russian Student This Summer

Posted 4/18/2019 8:56:00 PM

The International Programs Office (IPO) is pleased to announce an opportunity to host a Russian student July 28 to Aug. 18 as a part of the Year of Exchange for Russians Program (YEAR). This program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, and administered by American Councils for International Education in partnership with the University of Idaho. Host families will be compensated $300 to host the student. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 16, 2019

Posted 4/17/2019 9:47:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Bring Ideas to the Public Arena through the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 4/17/2019 8:44:00 PM

College of Law Professor Anastasia Telesetsky and Professor Adam Sowards in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences invite all U of I researchers and academics to join their informal Lunch and Learn conversation titled, "Going Public: Ideas for Getting Scholarly Ideas into the Public Arena" at noon Thursday, April 25, in the IRIC Atrium. Read more

Technology Solutions Partners are Top Priority in the Central Device Management Program

Posted 4/17/2019 8:42:00 PM

The Central Device Management (CDM) program, part of the Information Technology (IT) Best Use Initiative, is in full swing and most IT support staff are involved in the effort. IT Local Support across the Moscow campus, including ITS Technology Solutions Partners, will be very busy with project work through May 24, 2019. We kindly ask for everybody’s patience with IT support needs and requests during this period. Read more

Faculty Invited to Stop By the Student Technology Center for Central Device Management Installation

Posted 4/16/2019 8:58:00 PM

As a convenience for faculty, the Student Technology Center is available for inventory and installation of the management tool for the Central Device Management (CDM) program. If faculty received an email from “University of Idaho Support” with a subject of “Service Request Created (IT Best Use Initiative…” regarding IT staff scheduling a time for enrolling your devices, faculty with laptops may opt instead to bring their laptop(s) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

Presentation Focuses on Legacy of Idaho's Chinese Pioneers

Posted 4/15/2019 9:28:00 PM

At 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, April 16, in the Horizon Room of Idaho Commons, Renae Campbell, historical archaeology doctoral student will present on the legacy of Idaho's Chinese Pioneers. Today the Boise Basin is known for its outdoor recreation activities, historic graveyards and not-quite ghost towns, but it also contains a network of over 300 archaeological sites associated with Chinese miners and entrepreneurs who were among Idaho's earliest pioneers. Read more

Internal Idaho NSF EPSCoR Seed Funding Opportunity Available

Posted 4/10/2019 8:44:00 PM

Internal seed funding is available for the National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: Linking Genome to Phenome to Predict Adaptive Responses of Organisms to Changing Landscapes funding. Read more

Experience “Asterisk,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Prichard Gallery

Posted 4/10/2019 8:42:00 PM

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit "Asterisk," beginning with an opening reception at 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the gallery. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 11, and includes work from three graduating master's students from the College of Art and Architecture — Logan Clancy, Jonathan Matteson and Ashley Vaughn. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 9, 2019

Posted 4/10/2019 8:34:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Get One-on-One Assistance for Developing a Fulbright Faculty Scholar Application

Posted 4/8/2019 9:24:00 PM

As part of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) efforts to support faculty scholarship at the University of Idaho, assistance is being offered to faculty members looking to apply to the Sept. 16, 2019 deadline for the Fulbright Faculty Scholars Program. A Fulbright Application Mentoring Session will take place noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Room 402 of Morrill Hall. Read more

Faculty Compensation System Open Forums Next Week

Posted 4/8/2019 9:13:00 PM

A market-based compensation system is currently used to help inform faculty salary changes. This salary model was developed by a faculty task force and implemented last year. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President will sponsor two open this week to further explain the model and share recent improvements. The session are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Both sessions are in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

April 7-13 is National Library Week

Posted 4/8/2019 9:13:00 PM

Libraries, librarians and library workers play a valuable role in transforming lives and strengthening communities. National Library Week is an annual celebration that highlights the value of libraries. The U of I Library is the heart of scholarly success and provides critical resources, programs and expertise to students, faculty and staff as well as community members. Read more

Library Welcomes Input About Journal and Database Review Process

Posted 4/5/2019 10:28:00 PM

The Library is initiating a journal and database review process that will result in cancellations for some low-use journals and databases. Titles that are slated for potential cancellation are listed and input from users is welcomed through the end of April. Read more

Attend Planning Workshop to Prepare for 2019 NIH Regional Seminars

Posted 4/3/2019 9:39:00 PM

There is still time to register for the spring 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regional Seminar, May 15-17, in Baltimore, Maryland, and to prepare by attending the pre-seminar workshop offered by the Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team at 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in IRIC 231 (or join via Zoom). Read more

Library Hosts the 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit Through April

Posted 4/3/2019 9:37:00 PM

The 2019 Booker's Dozen Book Art Exhibit can be viewed through the end of April on the first floor of the U of I Library. The exhibit is a biannual juried book art contest coordinated by the Idaho Center for the Book in Boise. Seventeen handmade art books selected from an international pool of submissions for this year's exhibit were chosen. This free exhibit will be open to the public through the month of April. Read more

Part Two of Plant-Nematode Interactions Discussion at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 4/3/2019 9:25:00 PM

At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, April 11, in the IRIC Atrium, Nejra Solo, graduate student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will give a second presentation in a two-part Lunch and Learn talk on the potato cyst nematode, a microscopic worm that can cause up to 80 percent yield loss in infested potato fields and represents a serious problem for Idaho's $1.2 billion potato industry. Read more

Staff Awards Ceremony Winners Announced

Posted 4/3/2019 9:25:00 PM

Awards were given to staff who have shown exemplary dedication and have gone above and beyond their normal job duties at the University of Idaho. Staff who qualified for the award were nominated by their peers and reviewed through an award process conducted by the Staff Council Staff Awards subcommittee. Additionally, those staff retiring from the university were also recognized along with the longevity awards of current employees for service of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 etc. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 2, 2019

Posted 4/3/2019 9:15:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Call for University Honors Program Seminar Proposals for Spring and Fall 2020

Posted 4/1/2019 9:29:00 PM

The University Honors Program is requesting proposals from faculty for three-credit honors seminars (HON INTR 404) to be offered in either spring or fall of 2020. Honors seminars are intended to be small, challenging, discussion-based and innovative courses for juniors and seniors in which students are active participants. The courses offer faculty an opportunity to teach smaller classes (honors seminars are limited to 18 students) and the chance to explore new topics and instructional formats. Read more

Katerina Bodovski to Present Work on Burnout in Academia and Work/Life Balance

Posted 4/1/2019 9:29:00 PM

At 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 111 of Renfrew Hall, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will welcome Katerina Bodovski, author and associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. Bodovski has distinguished herself in the realm of creating work/life balance in the face of escalating expectations on tenure track faculty members. Read more

IT Support Staff Will Visit Offices to Install Software on All University-Owned Devices

Posted 3/28/2019 8:53:00 PM

University of Idaho Information Technology Services (ITS) is beginning a Central Device Management Program to gather and maintain accurate information about all university-owned devices. IT support staff will begin installing software on university-owned devices in offices across the Moscow campus beginning Monday, April 1. Faculty and staff cooperation in these efforts will provide IT support staff with information to more effectively support technology needs. Read more

Apply for a Think Open Fellowship

Posted 3/28/2019 8:53:00 PM

The U of I Library is now accepting applications for the 2019 Think Open Fellowships. Opportunities are available for faculty and graduate students who wish to adopt Open Educational Resources (OERs) in the courses they teach. Fellows receive up to $1,250 in funding. Proposals are due March 29. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 26, 2019

Posted 3/27/2019 8:49:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Learn to Use REDCap Training on April 23

Posted 3/26/2019 6:14:00 PM

Learn how to use REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) and University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) are offering this free Zoom training that is available to faculty and staff 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Read more

Idaho Assistive Technology Project Hosts Open House Wednesday for National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

Posted 3/25/2019 8:34:00 PM

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) at the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is proud to announce March 27 as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day by the U.S. Congress. To recognize National Assistive Technology Awareness Day the IATP will host an open house from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at CDHD, 1187 Alturas Drive, Moscow. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 19, 2019

Posted 3/25/2019 6:16:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Applications is April 19, 2019

Posted 3/21/2019 9:12:00 PM

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee continues to consider applications for space in the IRIC facility. U of I faculty and staff can access application forms. The deadline for the next round of consideration is 4 p.m. Friday, April 19. Read more

Attend a Reception with Electro-Mechanical Systems Leader John Rockwell '73

Posted 3/21/2019 9:06:00 PM

The University of Idaho College of Engineering welcomes to the Moscow campus John Rockwell '73, electro-mechanical systems leader and president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the thinkTANK, Janssen Engineering Building Room 126. The reception is open to U of I students, faculty and staff. Read more

Attend an Open Forum on Proposed FY2020 Changes to Campus Parking and Transportation

Posted 3/19/2019 9:18:00 PM

The proposed FY2020 parking and transportation system changes are designed to enhance our campus' alternative transportation network; address customer priorities of space availability and permit affordability; and improve parking technology, maintenance and quality, in accordance with Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) unit strategic plan. Read more

Policy Pub Explores the Future of Food

Posted 3/18/2019 9:00:00 PM

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to present Policy Pub: The Future of Food, 5-6 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum. Read more

VERAS Training Opportunities Available

Posted 3/15/2019 10:16:00 PM

For all those who apply for external funding: the new pre-award module of VERAS (Vandals Electronic Research Administration System) will be implemented beginning Monday, April 1, when all newly created proposal applications will need to be prepared and submitted to the sponsor via VERAS. Please plan to attend one of the live training opportunity sessions hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 5, 2019

Posted 3/7/2019 9:39:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Library's Digital Georeferenced Aerial Imagery Collection Has New 2018 Data

Posted 3/5/2019 9:15:00 PM

Natural-color aerial imagery for Moscow, Idaho and Nez Perce County have been added to the Idaho Aerial Imagery Explorer, a digital collection that enables users to explore and download one foot, six-inch and three-inch digital georeferenced aerial imagery. Aerial images are used to study geography, to survey areas of land and even to look at the footprint of your own or your neighbor's backyard. Read more

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Workshop

Posted 3/5/2019 9:05:00 PM

On Thursday, April 4, the University of Idaho welcomes Mark Silver, senior program officer in the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), who will conduct a workshop about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies. This workshop is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by March 20. Read more

Campaign Brings Awareness of Library Services

Posted 3/1/2019 10:32:00 PM

The "My Library" campaign features timely, real-life library stories from University of Idaho students across the institution. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the library services students find most valuable by sharing student experiences directly to students by students. By featuring real students and real solutions to educational needs, the campaign is changing the perception of the library. Read more

Go Further with the TRIO McNair Program

Posted 3/1/2019 10:29:00 PM

The University of Idaho TRIO INSPIRE McNair program is recruiting potential candidates for the 2019-2020 year. The McNair program prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance into graduate and doctoral fields of study. The goal of the program is to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students attaining master’s and doctorate degrees. Read more

What to Remember About Spring Break Parking

Posted 3/1/2019 10:26:00 PM

Due to record-breaking snowfall this February, additional parking restrictions will be in place during this year’s spring break, Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 2019. Read more

Open Forums with Presidential Search Finalists Next Week, March 4-8

Posted 2/28/2019 11:42:00 PM

Open forums with the five presidential search finalists will take place on the Moscow campus 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pacific time each day in the International Ballroom of Bruce M. Pitman Center all days except Wednesday. On Wednesday the open forum will take place in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms of Idaho Commons. Get the statewide schedule. Read more

What to Remember About Spring Break Parking

Posted 2/27/2019 9:58:00 PM

U of I Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community about parking enforcement regulations during spring break, Monday through Friday, March 11-15. Read more

Finalists Named in University of Idaho President Search

Posted 2/27/2019 5:30:00 PM

Idaho State Board of Education Press Release, Feb. 27, 2019: Five finalists have been named from a list of over 50 candidates who applied to become the 19th president of the University of Idaho. The finalists were selected after nine semifinalists were interviewed late last week by the U of I President Search Screening Committee. Read more

Bring Color to Research through the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn Presentation

Posted 2/26/2019 10:29:00 PM

Shirley Luckhart, of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Science, will speak at noon Thursday, March 7, in the IRIC Atrium about the CHHE IVIS Imaging Service Center. Her presentation is titled, "The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem IVIS Imaging Service Center: Your Research in Living Colors." Read more

Review Staff Council Committee Opportunities

Posted 2/26/2019 10:26:00 PM

Staff Council is looking for enthusiastic board-appointed staff members to fill positions with a start date of June 1, 2019. Staff Council's mission is to promote recognition, empowerment, advocacy and leadership necessary to create a professional, collegial environment and work experience for staff members employed at the University of Idaho. Read more

Celebrate International Mother Language Day Friday

Posted 2/26/2019 10:23:00 PM

The first ever International Mother Language Day Celebration will take place 3 -5 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms, Idaho Commons, Moscow. International Mother Language Day was originally observed in Feb. 2000 by the United Nations, and has spread across the world as a way to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Read more

Get the Volunteer Qualification Checklist

Posted 2/25/2019 10:45:00 PM

Departments who use volunteer services have access to the Standards for Departments Using Volunteer Services which will provide compliance assistance and step-by-step instructions for completing the Volunteer Qualification Checklist and the Information for Volunteers forms. Read more

National Society of Black Engineers U of I Chapter Dynamic Engineers Lecture Thursday

Posted 2/25/2019 10:40:00 PM

General Mills Agriculture Operations Business Manager Alex Merritt will speak at 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Clearwater-Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons. Attendance is free and open to the public. Read more

Women's Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

Posted 2/25/2019 10:40:00 PM

Registration is now open for the 2019 U of I-WSU Women's Leadership Conference, to be held Wednesday, April 3, at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow. Read more

Limited Submission: Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education

Posted 2/22/2019 10:32:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE). The deadline to submit NOIs is 5 p.m. Pacific time Friday, March 1. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 19, 2019

Posted 2/21/2019 10:20:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

International Jazz Collections Exhibit in the Kibbie Dome During the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 21-23

Posted 2/14/2019 10:30:00 PM

An exhibit celebrating Lionel Hampton and His Band and featuring their legacy and their contributions to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is on display at the Kibbie Dome during performances courtesy of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives International Jazz Collections (IJC). Read more

Jazz Album Cover Art Exhibit at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Open Through March 8

Posted 2/14/2019 10:20:00 PM

The exhibit “Cover to Cover: Jazz Album Art” celebrates the colorful and creative art found on jazz albums. Provided by the International Jazz Collection of the University of Idaho Library’s Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce displays art from albums of some of the jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. The exhibit runs concurrently with a Jazz Festival office display of past Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival posters. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 12, 2019

Posted 2/14/2019 10:09:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Sign Up for Vandal Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass

Posted 2/13/2019 9:47:00 PM

Vandals and their families are invited to the first-ever North Idaho Ski Weekend at Lookout Pass Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. The weekend will be filled with fun as Vandals take over Lookout Pass and historic Wallace. Join U of I Alumni Association board member Rick Sparks and Alumni Executive Director Kathy Barnard for this entertaining weekend. Read more

Bringing History to Life: Creating the U.S. Constitution

Posted 2/13/2019 9:45:00 PM

David A. Moss, author of "Democracy: A Case Study" and the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at the Harvard Business School, makes history come alive with an audience-driven discussion on how our republic — and democracy as we know it — came about during a lecture at 5-7 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Women's Center Seeking Nominations for 2019 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards

Posted 2/13/2019 9:42:00 PM

The Women's Center is seeking nominations for the 2019 Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards. Each year, members of the campus and local community are recognized with this award by the Women's Center for their continuous dedication to activism for gender justice. Read more

Library Resources — A Complete Searchable Archive of American Vogue Is Available

Posted 2/7/2019 11:26:00 PM

The U of I Library provides a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 5, 2019

Posted 2/7/2019 9:39:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Green Dot Overview for Faculty and Staff Feb. 19

Posted 2/6/2019 11:10:00 PM

Register now for Green Dot Overview training for staff and faculty to be held 3:30-4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in ED 441. Read more

Invent Idaho State Finals at U of I March 1-2

Posted 2/6/2019 11:10:00 PM

One hundred young inventors in grades 1-12 from all over Idaho will display their creative innovations at the Invent Idaho state finals event held on the University of Idaho campus March 1 and 2. Imagine a toilet that reminds you to "Remember to flush" after use, a device to encourage you to get up and get your heart exercising in the morning or even a food waste-to-dog-cookie maker. These creative kids have designed and built amazing prototypes. Read more

Bringing History to Life: Creating the U.S. Constitution Presentation Feb. 28

Posted 2/6/2019 11:08:00 PM

David A. Moss, author of "Democracy: A Case Study" and the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at the Harvard Business School, makes history come alive with an audience-driven discussion on how our republic — and democracy as we know it — came about. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Lincoln Auditorium of the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations

Posted 2/5/2019 11:00:00 PM

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady will give the lecture "Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations" at the 6th Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government on at 5 p.m. Mountain time, Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Boise at the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol. Read more

Energy Storage Technologies for Space Travel Discussed at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 2/5/2019 10:56:00 PM

Professor Herb Hess and Associate Professor Christine Berven in the colleges of Science and Engineering lead a team of students to design and build flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) in the IRIC building. These FESS-based technologies can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun and will one day help NASA achieve its space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. Read more

VandalStar - A New Platform for Online Advising and Communication

Posted 2/4/2019 11:17:00 PM

VandalStar implementation began last fall and has shown to be a great support for students' success. VandalStar empowers students to connect with an integrated service network — advisors, instructors, housing, career services, student support services - TRIO, etc. — all in one place. Read more

Call for Applications for CDIL Fellowship Programs

Posted 2/4/2019 11:01:00 PM

Applications for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) 2019 fellowship programs are now open and due by March 8. Opportunities are available for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to pursue and explore digital scholarship with support from CDIL. Full information is available on the CDIL website, Read more

University-Level Promotions Review Committee Announced

Posted 2/4/2019 10:53:00 PM

The 2018-19 university-level promotions review committee met with the Provost and Executive Vice President to participate in the development of recommendations on promotions in instructor, regular, research, clinical and extension ranks. The committee's recommendations are considered by the provost and the president; the president makes the final decision. Read more

Get Ready for Thank-a-Thon, Feb. 12-13

Posted 1/31/2019 10:18:00 PM

Thank-a-Thon 2019 is designed for the express purpose of giving the university community the opportunity to thank Vandal donors for their generous gifts to scholarships, programming or the U of I experience. Thank-a-Thon 2019 will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12-13, in the Rotunda and ASUI Student Lounge, Idaho Commons. Read more

Update on Bennett Situation

Posted 1/31/2019 5:38:00 PM

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 the University of Idaho issued a Vandal Alert in response to concerns regarding the conduct of Denise Bennett. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Jan. 22, 2019

Posted 1/23/2019 10:37:00 PM

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage. Read more

Read the Updates from the Coordinated Community Response Team

Posted 1/17/2019 10:58:00 PM

A coordinated community response approach ensures a timely, culturally-relevant and respectful response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking committed on or off campus. Read more

Faculty Invited to Apply for NIH Science Education Partnership Award

Posted 1/17/2019 10:52:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notice of intent (NOI) to apply for the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25), a limited submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs is Jan. 28, 2019. Read more

Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Will Focus on Urban Regeneration in China

Posted 1/17/2019 12:11:00 AM

The Landscape Architecture Program will present a special guest lecture event with Professor Emeritus Stephen R. Drown at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in TLC 028. Drown will talk about his urban regeneration efforts in China — specifically contemporary planning and design projects of international significance, and how they co-exist with historical gardens and landscapes. Read more

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