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"Transforming Educational Reform in the Arab World" The Journey of the TAMAM Project Nov. 18

Posted 11/8/2019 10:08:00 PM

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will host Rima Karami-Akkary 3 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, in the Education Building, Room 141, to present her unique global perspective on grassroots school improvement. Karami-Akkary's presentation will center on the TAMAM project, for which she is the director and the principal investigator. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar: MW CTR-IN Funding Opportunities Nov. 13

Posted 11/7/2019 10:44:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in IRIC 305 to learn about The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (MW CTR-IN) application process and funding mechanisms. MW CTR-IN offers several funding opportunities and supportive resources for faculty interested in clinical and translational research that addresses emerging heath issues in the seven Mountain West partner states. Read more

New Employee Benefits Orientation Re-Scheduled

Posted 11/7/2019 12:18:00 AM

The New Employee Benefits Orientation originally scheduled for Monday, Nov.11 has been re-scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Join Zoom meeting. Read more

Screening and Selecting Program Staff to Work with Minors

Posted 10/30/2019 9:10:00 PM

The Protection of Minors Standards requires all programs that serve youth (or are attended by minors) to screen and select employees and volunteers based on the type of contact they have with minors. Authorized Adults may work alone with youth. Supervised Adults may not work alone with minors. Supervised Adults work within the sightline and supervision of an Authorized Adult. Read more

Prepare for GIS Day, Nov. 13

Posted 10/29/2019 7:51:00 PM

This year's GIS Day at the University of Idaho will offer several associated learning opportunities. Registration is now open. GIS Day takes place Wednesday, Nov. 13. This event brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses. Admission to this event is free and open to everyone. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar: Exploring Humanities Funding Opportunities Oct. 30

Posted 10/24/2019 9:33:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in IRIC 305 to learn about exploring Humanities funding opportunities. This session highlights experiences and projects of College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences faculty members who have received external funding for scholarly and creative work in the humanities. Read more

Library Renegotiating Major Journal Package

Posted 10/22/2019 9:11:00 PM

The Library is renegotiating its contract with ScienceDirect publisher Elsevier as part of its efforts to reduce spending. The current contract is a bundled package of both high- and low-use journals that provides a great deal of content but locks the university into an expensive, fixed subscription with significant annual increases. In this model, the Library cannot choose which titles it subscribes to, providing no flexibility to reduce spending. Read more

Staff Market-Based Compensation Update Oct. 29

Posted 10/22/2019 9:04:00 PM

A presentation regarding the progress of market-based compensation for staff employees will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The presentation will also be available via Zoom. Wes Matthews and Brian Foisy will be the presenters. Read more

ORED RISE EIS Deadline Extended to Oct. 25

Posted 10/21/2019 9:29:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is extending the deadline for the RISE Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) program to 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. This will allow more time to develop proposals and secure the required cost share for this program. Additionally, in an attempt to alleviate the burden associated with committing cash as match for this program, ORED is relaxing restrictions on what can be included as matching for this competition only. Read more

Podcasting Part Two: Assembling and Editing Oct. 24

Posted 10/21/2019 9:26:00 PM

Part two of a podcasting workshop series will take place 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the MILL in the Library. This workshop will introduce and demonstrate key audio editing concepts such as trimming, equalization, compression and noise reduction, as well as provide a quick overview of audio transcription for use in editing. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar Oct. 23: NSF CAREER All Year: Getting Started

Posted 10/18/2019 9:25:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in IRIC 305 to learn about getting started on an NSF CAREER proposal. Being well prepared before you start writing your proposal ensures a more competitive application. Learn strategies for identifying and contacting NSF program officers, thinking ahead about education plans and considering the project's broader impacts. A recent CAREER awardee will discuss their experience and answer questions. Read more

Engage in Accreditation Process Thursday

Posted 10/18/2019 9:17:00 PM

Sonny Ramaswamy, president of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), will host an open forum beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the ISUB Horizon Room. This meeting will also be available via Zoom for those needing to participate from a distance, meeting ID No. 437162516. The session will be recorded for viewing later and posted on the university's accreditation website. Read more

Policy Pub Speaker Series in Boise Oct. 28

Posted 10/17/2019 9:34:00 PM

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Housing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Pengilly's, 513 W. Main Street, Boise. The Policy Pub will showcase perspectives on housing and housing affordability in Idaho. Panelists will discuss initiatives in city and county government, describe housing development and planning and explore impacts on youth. Read more

ORED RISE Funding Program Equipment Infrastructure Support Proposals Due Oct. 21

Posted 10/17/2019 9:31:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) invites faculty to submit proposals by Monday, Oct. 21, for the ORED RISE Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) program. The awards are intended to enhance U of I's research, scholarship and creative activity by providing support for equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs related to research and creative activity infrastructure. This will be the fourth time ORED has sponsored the EIS awards. Read more

Volunteer Services Standards Available Online

Posted 10/15/2019 8:41:00 PM

Departments which 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, all found on the Risk Management and Insurance webpage. The Volunteer Qualification Checklist is completed by the department online. Read more

Benefits/Open Enrollment Presentations Oct. 22, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30

Posted 10/14/2019 9:17:00 PM

A presentation regarding employee benefits will take place 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Summit Room of the Idaho Student Union Building. The presentation will also be available through Zoom for those off campus. Topics to be covered include: (1) a review of open enrollment period, coverage options and process for enrollment; (2) an overview of plan and rate changes for 2020; and (3) updates on the study of a potential move to the state health insurance plan. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar – Oct. 16: Tips for Successful Proposal Writing

Posted 10/10/2019 9:23:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in IRIC 305 to learn tips for successful proposal writing. Successful proposal writing is framed by understanding your audience – in this case, proposal reviewers. Learn tips for enhancing the competitiveness of your next proposal, despite the targeted funding agency. Read more

Smart Growth Research Initiative is Subject of the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

Posted 10/10/2019 9:18:00 PM

In the next IRIC Lunch and Learn presentation, noon Thursday, Oct. Read more

Open Call for GIS Day Presenters, Exhibits, Posters Until Nov. 1

Posted 10/9/2019 8:41:00 PM

The U of I GIS Day Planning Committee is soliciting presenters for short talks, exhibits and posters for the annual event taking place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Crest/Horizon Rooms in the ISUB. Submit GIS Day presentation proposals through the online form by Nov. 1. GIS Day at the U of I is a free event that brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses. Read more

Microsoft Update Week is this Week for all Windows-Managed Computers

Posted 10/7/2019 8:16:00 PM

On the second Thursday of every month at noon an update will be released to Windows-managed computers. The update will become mandatory on the third Wednesday of the month for any computers not updated by then. This means that employees have one week to update their computer on their own schedule by going to “Software Center” on their computer and then “Updates” in the left-hand column of the screen. Read more

Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline Announced

Posted 10/2/2019 9:36:00 PM

Sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering should consider applying for the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship. Scholarships of up to $7,500 each will be awarded in spring 2020 for the final one or two years of undergraduate study for students who are planning STEM careers. The campus deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 25. Read more

Voluntary Employee Demographic Survey on Disability and Veteran Status Available via VandalWeb

Posted 9/30/2019 9:51:00 PM

The University of Idaho is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community that embraces the talents and achievements of all individuals. While this commitment to a diverse workforce is driven by U of I’s strategic plan, monitoring and reporting progress is also required by federal law. Read more

Library Hosts Peter and Donna Thomas Artist Talks, Demonstrations and Reception Beginning Oct. 8

Posted 9/30/2019 9:45:00 PM

The U of I Library is hosting a public talk by Peter and Donna Thomas 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the second floor of the library near the exhibit housed there. The talk will discuss how the Thomas’ create books ranging from miniature pieces to one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by nature. The Thomas’ will also discuss their experimentation with material, structure and content. Read more

FLSA Exempt Salary Test Update

Posted 9/27/2019 10:20:00 PM

On Sept. 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new salary test of $684 per week for employees exempt from overtime pay. This means that all exempt employees must be paid at least $684 per week in addition to meeting the duties test for exempt status. The new standard will be effective Jan. 1, 2020. It is an increase from the previous standard of $455 which was established in 2004. Read more

Microsoft Security Update Mandatory by Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

Posted 9/27/2019 10:18:00 PM

A new Microsoft Windows update for security was pushed out yesterday. Employees have until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, to update their computer on their own schedule. Employees can start the update by going to Software Center on their desktop, then Updates in the left-hand column. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar Oct. 2: W.M. Keck Foundation Info Session

Posted 9/26/2019 9:28:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in IRIC 305 to learn more about the W.M. Keck Foundation. The W.M. Keck Foundation is looking to support research projects in the fields of science, engineering and medicine that are novel, transformative and fall outside of the boundaries of what the federal government agencies will fund. Read more

Learn the Basics of Intellectual Property at the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

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

Intellectual property, which includes inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and other creations of the mind, is a key output of any university and a cornerstone of their success. During the next Lunch and Learn talk, "Intellectual Property Basics for Academics," noon on Thursday, Oct. Read more

Faculty and Staff International Opportunities Brown Bag Session Oct. 3

Posted 9/25/2019 9:48:00 PM

A brown bag information session on international opportunities for faculty and staff will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, Room 305. Read more

Next Deadline for IRIC Space Request Applications is Oct. 23

Posted 9/24/2019 9:20:00 PM

The Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) Facility Committee is considering applications for space requests. The deadline for requests is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Faculty and staff can access application forms online. Read more

ORED Announces New Idaho Geological Survey Director and State Geologist

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

Geologist Claudio Berti was recently named director and state geologist at the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS), a state agency that collects and shares data on geology, minerals, energy, hazards, land resources and water resources for Idaho's citizens. Berti reports to the University of Idaho's president through the Office of Research and Economic Development. Read more

U of I Search Committee Training Now Available Online

Posted 9/23/2019 9:19:00 PM

The Office of Workforce Diversity has announced the launch of the U of I's Online Search Committee Training. The training is offered with hiring managers and search committee participants in mind but is available for all U of I employees. Read more

Historic Papers of U of I Graduate Documenting the History of Beer and Brewing in Idaho Now Available

Posted 9/23/2019 9:16:00 PM

Library Special Collections recently finished rehousing and organizing the Herman W. Ronnenberg papers. Ronnenberg was a U of I graduate and long-time resident of Troy who devoted himself to researching and documenting the history of beer and brewing in Idaho. The bulk of materials are subject files pertaining to various beer, alcohol and other topics, as well as manuscript drafts for several of Ronnenberg's publications. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 5

Posted 9/20/2019 10:12:00 PM

The Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 5, Tuesday, Sept. 17, are available. Read more

Apply to the NSF IUSE-Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments Program; Notice of Intent Deadline is Oct. 7

Posted 9/20/2019 10:05:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting Notice of Intent for submitting a proposal to the NSF IUSE-Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program, a limited submission opportunity. The deadline to submit Notices of Intent to the Research and Faculty Department is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Read more

Apply for ORED RISE Equipment Infrastructure Support Awards by Oct. 21

Posted 9/19/2019 9:38:00 PM

The Office of Research and Economic Development invites faculty to submit proposals by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, for the ORED RISE Equipment and Infrastructure Support program. The awards are intended to enhance U of I's research, scholarship and creative activity by providing support for equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs related to research and creative activity infrastructure. Read more

NASEM: Branches of the Same Tree - Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education Town Hall Event Sept. 26-27

Posted 9/17/2019 1:00:00 PM

The University of Idaho and Washington State University will co-host a town hall event Sept. 26-27, to roll out the 2018 report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Titled “Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education,” the event seeks to celebrate existing cross-disciplinary efforts at the two universities, identify obstacles to this work and develop strategies for fostering future collaborations. Read more

Construction Begins on Administration Building

Posted 9/16/2019 6:45:00 PM

Construction begins this week on the Southwest exterior façade of the Administration Building. A portion of the northeast corner of Parking Lot 040 will be blocked off to allow construction staging and work space for the contractor. It is expected that the construction fencing will be in place for 70 to 90 days. Read more

Responding to Disclosures of Interpersonal Violence Sept. 24

Posted 9/16/2019 6:40:00 PM

As part of the Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month events, University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the ISUB Whitewater Room, Moscow. Read more

Attend a Boren Awards Information Session Sept. 18

Posted 9/16/2019 6:37:00 PM

Students, faculty and advisors interested in Boren Awards are invited to attend an information session with a Boren Awards representative 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in IPO conference room (LLC No. 3). Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study languages and cultures in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Read more

Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 4

Posted 9/13/2019 10:21:00 PM

The Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 4, Tuesday, Sept. 10, are available. Read more

Palouse Alumni Service Project Sept. 18

Posted 9/13/2019 10:00:00 PM

The Palouse Alumni Chapter is hosting a project day Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Idler's Rest Nature Preserve as a part of the National Make a Difference Day community service campaign. Read more

Stalking: Know It, Name It, Stop It

Posted 9/13/2019 10:00:00 PM

The 2019 Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month Keynote, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vandal Ballroom, will feature a talk on stalking, particularly on college campuses. Read more

Student Profile on VandalWeb Is Expanding

Posted 9/13/2019 10:00:00 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 were moved into Student Profile in June 2019. View, export and email advisee lists from within Student Profile. Reference guides for using Student Profile are available on the Registrar's Office website. Read more

Library Supports Research by Lowering Barriers to Publishing

Posted 9/12/2019 1:00:00 PM

The University of Idaho is now part of a program from the open access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) which publishes journals in a variety of fields. The program provides U of I authors a 10% discount on article processing charges (APC) when publishing in an MDPI journal. Approximately 168 articles have been published by U of I authors in MDPI journals in the past 10 years. Read more

Participate in a Study Investigating Food Intake, Attention and Memory in Middle School Age Children

Posted 9/10/2019 9:02:00 PM

Researchers in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting children age 11-14 years to participate in a study exploring the relationships among the foods children eat, the nutrients found in their skin and the way they think. The study requires one 90-minute in-person visit and two additional assignments to be completed at home, lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Read more

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

Posted 9/10/2019 8:59:00 PM

Herb Hess and Christine Berven, faculty in from the Colleges of Science and Engineering, led a team of students to design and build a flywheel energy storage system that can one day be used for space travel and extraterrestrial colonization missions. The team recently built a prototype of this device, which can generate and store energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun. Read more

Faculty International Seed Grant Proposals Due Nov. 1

Posted 9/10/2019 8:44:00 PM

Proposals are being accepted for Faculty International Seed Grants as part of the Blazing Trails Initiative through the Vandal Ideas Project. The $1,000-$3,200 grants are intended to be used in the creation of a new U of I Faculty/Staff-Led International Travel program. Read more

Microsoft Update Week is this Week for all Windows-Managed Computers

Posted 9/9/2019 10:54:00 PM

A new Microsoft Windows update schedule was implemented last month that allows employees a week to update their computer on their own schedule. Updates will be released to Windows-managed computers at noon on the second Thursday of every month. The update will become mandatory on the third Wednesday of the month for any computers not updated. Some updates require a reboot, though many do not. Read more

PERSI Workshops Scheduled Friday in Human Resources

Posted 9/9/2019 10:54:00 PM

Maria Quitugua, PERSI training specialist, will be conducting three workshops Friday, Sept. 13, in the Human Resources Main Conference Room, Moscow. All PERSI eligible employees are invited to attend. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more

Participate in a Study Examining the Effects of Sitting on Vascular Health

Posted 9/9/2019 10:51:00 PM

The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory is looking for men and women age 35-60 who are generally healthy to participate in a study examining the effects of a single bout of sitting on markers of vascular health. The study consists of two visits to the lab, totaling approximately five hours. Read more

Faculty Success Seminar Sept. 11 To Help Find Funding Opportunities

Posted 9/6/2019 10:22:00 PM

Join the Research and Faculty Development team 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in IRIC 305, Moscow, to learn how to use Pivot, a funding opportunities database that identifies global funding information in all disciplines related to research programs, creative activities, collaborative activities, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships and equipment acquisition. Participants will learn how to create and customize their profile and how to conduct, track and save a funding search. Read more

Bruce M. Pitman Center ADA Access Unavailable During Contractor Working Hours

Posted 9/5/2019 10:48:00 PM

The ADA spaces on the north side of the Bruce M. Pitman Center in Gold Lot 18 and the adjacent accessible ramp to the north entry of the building will be unavailable during contractor working hours while under renovation. Two of these ADA spaces and the accessible ramp will be available on evenings and weekends. Read more

2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture Features Purdue's Darcy Bullock

Posted 9/5/2019 10:38:00 PM

Darcy Bullock, a Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Joint Transportation Research Program at Purdue University, will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the IRIC Atrium, Moscow, as part of the U of I College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's 2019 Michael Kyte Distinguished Lecture. The event is free and a reception will precede the event at 3 p.m. Read more

Construction Routes, Updated Parking in Effect for Home Football Opener

Posted 9/4/2019 9:43:00 PM

Idaho Football is set to open the 2019 home schedule Saturday, Sept. 7, against Central Washington. A number of new initiatives will be implemented this year as Vandal Athletics continues to enhance the game day atmosphere and better align the department's priorities with its revenues and expenditures. Among the most recognizable changes upon arrival for the home opener will be a restructuring of game day parking. Read more

Vandal Poem of the Day Enters Fifth Year

Posted 9/4/2019 9:43:00 PM

Vandal Poem of the Day returns this week to begin its fifth year publishing a contemporary poem daily throughout the academic year. This year's poems are from Canarium Books, an independent publishing house established in Marfa, Texas, in 2008, and will be hosted by the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning. Read more

Pitman Center Construction Ongoing Through Spring

Posted 9/3/2019 9:10:00 PM

Exterior improvements are taking place at the Bruce M. Pitman Center through fall and spring semesters to replace tiles on the Moscow building. This work may create disruptions including sustained noise and decreased access during the work. Visitors and personnel stationed in the building should avoid the construction area whenever possible. Report safety concerns using the I-Safety Report a Safety Concern Form at uidaho.edu/i-safety. Read more

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 3 is Tuesday

Posted 8/30/2019 10:41:00 PM

Faculty Senate Meeting No. 3 will be held at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 3, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty- Staff Lounge in Brink Hall. The agenda and supporting materials will be emailed to Faculty Senate members and may also be obtained by contacting facsec@uidaho.edu. The Faculty Senate website is under construction and should go live soon. Read more

West Campus Lots Available for Orange Permit Holders During Construction

Posted 8/30/2019 10:30:00 PM

West Campus Lots Available for Orange Permit Holders During Construction Orange permit parking on the west side of campus, specifically in Lots 88, 17 and 24, is more congested than it was last year. While the loss of 20-plus parking spaces on Stadium Drive (the south section of Red Lot 86) was not part of original construction plans, Red Lot 34 (paved west of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center) continues to have good availability. Read more

Research Faculty Success Seminars Begin Wednesday

Posted 8/29/2019 9:32:00 PM

The Research and Faculty Development team has set the academic year schedule for its Faculty Success Seminars. These one-hour seminars — the first set for 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in IRIC 305, Moscow — focus on information to enhance the competitiveness of proposals seeking funding to support research and scholarly efforts. The first seminar will focus on the Higher Education Research Council Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission program. Read more

Registration Open for Oct. 9 DARPA Visit

Posted 8/29/2019 9:29:00 PM

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program officials from the Biological Technologies Office (BTO), the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and the Information Innovation Office (I2O) will be on the U of I Moscow campus Wednesday, Oct. 9, for an all-day event where faculty members and others can learn about research funding opportunities. Read more

Graduate Student Essentials Speaker Series Begins Tuesday

Posted 8/29/2019 9:27:00 PM

The College of Graduate Studies is holding a five-week series seminar, Graduate Student Essentials, on Tuesdays starting Sept. 3 to educate graduate students and others on subjects including resources available at the U of I Library for research, Microsoft tricks and trips, citation management and other issues. All workshops will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Library Room 120, Moscow. Read more

Faculty International Seed Grant Available; Proposals Due Nov. 1

Posted 8/27/2019 8:47:00 PM

Proposals are now available for Faculty International Seed Grants as part of the Blazing Trails Initiative through the Vandal Ideas Project. The $1,000-$3,200 grants are intended to be used in the creation of a new U of I Faculty/Staff-Led International Travel (FSIT) program, specifically under a model that aims to offer yearly summer programs abroad in which students will earn general education credit. Read more

ITS Prioritizes Classroom Support and Requests Your Patience

Posted 8/23/2019 9:53:00 PM

The top priority for ITS and the Technology Solutions Partners (TSP) is support for technology-enabled classrooms. ITS’ goal is to respond as quickly as possible to classroom service requests. If a tech dilemma is not classroom related, patience is requested. For service requests during this period, please go to support.uidaho.edu and submit an incident/ticket or request to get your issue into the work queue for support. Read more

Student Health Clinic Returning to Campus

Posted 8/22/2019 9:39:00 PM

As students arrive to campus, faculty and staff should be aware the Student Health Clinic, formerly located downtown, will return to campus this year. In the meantime, Student Health Clinic services for students are available at the Gritman Moscow Family Medicine westside office, next to the QuickCare office, at 2500 W. A St. (located behind Walmart). Read more

Use eHelp For Classroom Tech Support

Posted 8/21/2019 9:19:00 PM

Classroom support is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through the “eHelp” feature on the system touch panel. To request technical support, log in and press the eHelp button to alert the nearest Technical Solutions Partner (TSP). The eHelp feature sends location information and allows a member to respond as quickly as possible, typically within five minutes. More information is available online or by calling 208-885-0570. Read more

Microsoft Update Will Be Pushed To All Windows Computers at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Posted 8/16/2019 11:00:00 PM

Employees who have a Windows-managed computer may elect to update any time before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. A mandatory update will be pushed to all Windows computers at that time and a reboot will be necessary. Employees who choose to wait for the pushed update should leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight Aug. 21 and ensure laptops are left with screens open. Read more

Intersection of Sixth and Line Streets Closed Through November

Posted 8/16/2019 9:25:00 PM

Steam tunnel repairs continue on Sixth and Line streets and the intersection will remain closed through November with local access maintained but no through traffic. Housing move-in will occur on Thursday on the north side of the residence halls, with access to all move-in loading and parking locations via Paradise Creek Street. Read more

Participate in a Study Investigating the Effects of Foods on Middle-School-Aged Children

Posted 8/9/2019 9:26:00 PM

Researchers in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences are recruiting children ages 11-14 to participate in a study exploring the relationships of the foods children eat, the nutrients found in their skin and the way they think. Read more

Change to Microsoft Windows Monthly Update Schedule Starting This Month

Posted 8/9/2019 9:21:00 PM

After considering feedback from faculty and staff, ITS has made a change to the monthly Windows update schedule. Employees who have a Windows-managed computer may elect to update any time between noon Thursday, Aug. 15, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. A mandatory update will be pushed to all Windows computers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and a reboot will be necessary. Read more

Faculty and Staff Invited to 2019 Greek Bid Days

Posted 8/9/2019 9:01:00 PM

Faculty and staff are invited to attend Fraternity and Sorority Life’s 2019 bid days. Panhellenic Recruitment is Aug. 14-19, with Bid Day at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, on the Administration Lawn, Moscow. Fraternity Recruitment is Aug. 18-22, with Bid Day at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, outside of the Agricultural Science Building. A healthy presence of faculty and staff demonstrates U of I chapters are members of the Vandal community. Read more

Microsoft Updates Installed on the Second Thursday of Each Month

Posted 8/2/2019 8:40:00 PM

Microsoft updates are installed by ITS at 10 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. On these days, to reduce the impact of the updates and ensure they are installed, ITS asks users to leave computers powered on and attached to the network overnight and ensure laptops are left on with screens open, as closing the lid of a laptop sends the computer to "sleep" mode. Read more

Study In Need of Pregnant Women Planning to Breastfeed

Posted 7/26/2019 10:11:00 PM

The Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences is recruiting soon-to-be-breastfeeding mothers to participate in a study on whether variation in milk composition is related to developing mastitis — a painful condition experienced by nearly a third of breastfeeding women. Read more

Clery and Title IX Posters Now Available

Posted 7/26/2019 10:11:00 PM

Two informational flyers will be distributed around campus this week to help employees better understand responsibilities and rights under Title IX and the Clery Act. Help post and disseminate the flyers in offices around campus. The flyers are also available on the Women's Center website. Read more

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

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