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Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison Taking Job at St. Olaf in Minnesota

Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congrats and farewell to University of Idaho Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison, who has been chosen as the next vice president for student life at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Read more

Two CLASS Undergrads Awarded U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to two University of Idaho undergraduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences selected to receive the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during fall 2018. Read more

Casey Johnson's Edited Volume Receives Rave Review

Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to Casey Johnson, an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Read more

CLASS Welcomes Three New Leaders

Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is excited to welcome three new leaders to its departments and schools this fall. Read more

Thank You for Helping Set a New Fundraising Record

Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Our generous faculty and staff members continue to make great things happen at U of I and throughout Idaho. Read more

CEHHS professor wins ICTE Ambassador Award

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to John Cannon for winning an Idaho Career and Technical Education (ICTE) Ambassador Award. John is an associate professor College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and is program coordinator for CTE Programs. Read more

CNR's MOSS Program Is Finalist in UEDA Awards of Excellence Competition

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Program for reaching the final stage of the University Economic Development Association's 2018 Awards of Excellence competition. Read more

ORED Announces Adjustments in Leadership Team

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:11:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce two changes to its leadership team. Glen Downing, recently hired as director for the Office of Research Assurances, has advanced to director of research operations and strategic initiatives. Downing will help ORED achieve its mission and goals by managing high-level strategic projects and change initiatives within the division. Read more

Shelley McGuire Appointed Director for School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:43:00 -0700

Michelle (Shelley) McGuire has been appointed the new director for the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences effective Aug. 13, 2018. McGuire joins the University of Idaho and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences from the Washington State University School of Biological Sciences, where she worked as a professor in lactation physiology and nutrition.
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SEM Welcomes Jason Niermann as Veteran Services Coordinator and Advisor

Posted Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:32:00 -0700

Please join us in welcoming Jason Nierman as the University of Idaho's new Military and Veteran Services coordinator and advisor, the position previously held by Dan Button. Read more

Financial Aid Staff Elected to IASFAA

Posted Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:18:00 -0700

Staff in the U of I Financial Aid Office have been elected to positions in the Idaho Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA). IASFAA is a professional organization of financial aid administrators representing all colleges and universities in Idaho. Read more

U of I Football Team Attends Green Dot Training

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:19:00 -0700

Forty student-athletes and staff from the University of Idaho football program participated in the full six-hour Green Dot Bystander Training in June. The training was facilitated by the U of I Women’s Center per their Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) campus grant and Violence Prevention Programs. The football team’s training was given over the course of two three-hour sessions held June 19 and 26 in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Since 2014, All U of I student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff have taken part in the Vandal Green Dot Overview. The football program opted to take the next step with the full training session. Read more

Three Engineering Undergrads Serving Competitive Internships in Germany

Posted Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:59:00 -0700

Congratulations to three University of Idaho undergraduate students selected for competitive DAAD-RISE Germany internship positions this summer. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) to undergraduate students through a selective application process. Read more

BCB Student’s Research Featured by NPR

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:00 -0700

U of I Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) student Sarah A. Hendricks' research on Northwest wolf populations was recently featured by Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB), the regional NPR station based in Pullman. Read more

Ben Hunter Appointed to American Library Association Steering Committee

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Ben Hunter, interim dean of University Libraries at the University of Idaho and American Library Association (ALA) Idaho Chapter Councilor, has been appointed to the association’s steering committee to guide the work of the ALA Organizational Effectiveness/Governance Review. Read more

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Researchers Publish on Wine Economics

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:05:00 -0700

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology's Jason Winfree and Christopher McIntosh published a study this week in Wine Economics and Policy in collaboration with a Washington State University researcher. Read more

Library Assistant Professor Publishes in American Archivist

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:58:00 -0700

Assistant Professor Ashlyn Velte with Library Special Collections and Archives published a study titled "Ethical Challenges and Current Practices in Activist Social Media Archives" in The American Archivist Vol. 81, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2018 112–134. Read more

Join IBEST and ORED in Celebration of Retiree Ann Norton

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:57:00 -0700

Join us in celebrating the career and retirement of IBEST Optical Imaging Core Director and ORED Staff Fellow Ann Norton. Read more

U of I Releases Spring Semester Dean's List

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:45:00 -0700

Congratulations to the more than 2,500 University of Idaho students who qualified for the spring 2018 Dean's List. Read more

International Studies Student Recognized with State Department Scholarship

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:51:00 -0700

Alonso Arteaga, a senior International Studies and French student in the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Chinese in Suzhou, China, this summer. Read more

University Advancement Welcomes New Development Staff

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:47:00 -0700

We're pleased to announce new members of the University Development team, as well as a promotion. Chloe Rambo is now the associate director of Development for the College of Engineering. Previously, Rambo served as the development coordinator in the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations. Read more

U of I Student Receives Scholarship to Participate in WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference

Posted Sun, 27 May 2018 20:29:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) congratulates Micah Russell, a student of U of I's water resources graduate program, for receiving a scholarship to participate in the 2018 WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference in October in Las Vegas. Read more

Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at International Conference

Posted Sun, 27 May 2018 20:27:00 -0700

Based on a successful audition, the University of Idaho Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas on May 29 – June 2. Seven students from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, were invited to this premier conference with nearly 3,000 professional and student attendees. Read more

IWRRI Announces First Jordan Scholar Recipient

Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 13:06:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) is proud to announce Kyle Duckett as the inaugural recipient of the Joseph Jordan Water Resource Scholarship. Duckett is a master's student in the Department of Geology. He will receive $5,000 in tuition support and a 10-week summer internship with Idaho Power Company to gain experience in the field of water resources. Read more

CDIL-Sponsored Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium Starts This Week

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 15:51:00 -0700

The CDIL's summer workshop series for selected faculty and graduate student fellows starts on Friday and continues throughout the following week. This year the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is collaborating with WSU's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) to jointly host the symposium at U of I and at WSU. Now called the Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium, the symposium will cover topics such as textual analysis, web publishing and data visualization. Three fellows from U of I were selected to participate: Renae Campbell, doctoral candidate, historical archaeology; Zachary Turpin, assistant professor, English, and Sarah Nelson, associate professor, modern languages and cultures. Each will pair with one of the fellows from WSU to pitch a joint CDSC/CDIL project at the end of the week. Additionally, Denessy Rodriguez ('19) was selected as the undergraduate fellow for the summer and will be attending and supporting the symposium as well.

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Nancy Luebbert Receives Academic Support Educators Award

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 12:54:00 -0700

Nancy Luebbert, director of Academic Success for the College of Law in Moscow, received the 2018 Excellence Award from the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE). AASE is the national association for academic support/success professionals. It provides educators like Luebbert an opportunity to collaborate and work collectively to develop research-based teaching methods and design programs that enhance student learning for law school, the bar exam, and legal practice. Read more

2018-19 Kurt Olsson Early Career Research Fellowships Awarded

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 08:25:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is proud to announce that Shawn Copeland from the Lionel Hampton School of Music and Clarissa Richardson from the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies were awarded the Kurt O. Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship. This program aims to help recently hired faculty develop scholarly/creative programs that promote research and creative activities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that will attract outside funding, and/or that will result in publications, patents or exhibitions/performances. Copeland will use the funds for his new recording titled "The Collected Works for Clarinet of Carlos Velez" and Richardson will work on her project titled, "Influence of Social Support Usage During Daily Stress on Psychological and Physiological Functioning of Older Adults." Read more

Kenton Bird and Diane Kelly-Riley Receive FY19 CLASS Research Fellowships

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:18:00 -0700

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is proud to announce Kenton Bird, School of Journalism and Mass Media, and Diane Kelly-Riley, Department of English, as the recipients of FY19 CLASS Research Fellowships. Bird will use this funding to continue his biography of Thomas Foley and Kelly-Riley will be working on an edited collection titled "Improving Outcomes: Disciplinary Writing, Local Assessment and the Aim of Fairness." Read more

Inaugural Communications Showcase Winners Announced

Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:00 -0700

Three University of Idaho students battled their way to the top of their class on Tuesday, May 1, at the university's first freshman speech competition. Read more

Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences' Sophie Gilbert Publishes on Social Media and Science

Posted Fri, 04 May 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences Assistant Professor Sophie Gilbert (@SophieLGilbert) published a PeerJ study in April in collaboration with University of Alberta and University of British Columbia researchers. Focusing on ecology and conservation researchers, the team found scientific research articles that have high citation rates also have more coverage on social media, primarily Twitter. They suggest that, at least in some fields, researchers can concurrently increase exposure to their research and improve their academic standing through science communication on social media. Although more outreach is needed now than in the past to achieve the same exposure and citation rate.

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ORED Announces Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award Funding

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 10:48:00 -0700

Twelve University of Idaho proposals were selected for funding in 2018 through the Office of Research and Economic Development's (ORED) Equipment and Infrastructure Support (EIS) Award program. The program supports equipment purchases, upgrades and repairs to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity at the university.
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U of I Rodeo Team Advances to Collegiate National Finals Rodeo

Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:19:00 -0700

Congratulations to the University of Idaho Rodeo Club women's team who won second in the Northwest region and will advance to the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June. Representing U of I will be Ryan Barnett (Barrel Racing); Janey Reeves (Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying); Rayna Longeway (Breakaway Roping); and Shandie Britt (Barrel Racing). Read more

Congratulations Resident Scholar Award Recipient Winners

Posted Wed, 02 May 2018 11:16:00 -0700

Housing and Residence life would like to congratulate our spring 2018 Resident Scholars award recipients: Gregory Beck, Matthew Covalt, Kathleen Cox, Melissa Dow, Clarissa Gibson, Diamond Koloski, Stafford-Ames Morse, Nicholas Peredo, Matt Waltz, and Garrett Wideen!
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Retirement Reception for Bill Cone and Chuck Morrison May 7

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 15:30:00 -0700

Please join us in saying goodbye and celebrating the retirements of Dr. Bill Cone and Dr. Chuck Morrison. Both have had distinguished careers serving our students through the Counseling & Testing Center. Read more

Chair of English Department Scott Slovic Edits Book of Ecocritical Essays

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 12:47:00 -0700

Department of English's Scott Slovic, along with University of Hawai'i, Manoa's Peter Quigley, edited a book of essays titled "Ecocritical Aesthetics: Language, Beauty, and the Environment." The book, which was published in April, discusses how beauty influences our relationships with places, other species, and our own lives. The essays suggest that beauty sways how we experience the world and also inspires cultural change. Slovic specializes in ecocriticism and Native American, Western American and environmental literature. Read more

U of I Graduating Senior Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:31:00 -0700

Spring 2018 graduate J. Tyrell Styhl has been selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Styhl, originally from Idaho Falls, graduates this may with a Bachelor of Science in ecology and conservation biology with minors in wildlife Resources and Statistics. He starts graduate school in Fall 2018 with an emphasis on studying changes in the diet of southern Idaho sage grouse from chicks to adults. Read more

Faculty and Staff Help Vandal Giving Day 2018 Set New Record

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:30:00 -0700

Thank you to everyone who participated in Vandal Giving Day on April 24-25, 2018. Your generous gifts and social sharing helped U of I raise over $483,000, up from 2016's total of $441,313! To learn more, go to https://vandalsgive.uidaho.edu. Read more

U of I Senior to Study in Tanzania in Fall 2018

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:27:00 -0700

University of Idaho student Ian Hahn has been awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in Tanzania during the 2018-19 academic year. Hahn, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a senior in journalism with minors in international studies and anthropology. He will study Swahili this summer at the University of Florida and then transfer to MS Training Center for Development Cooperation in Arusha, Tanzania. Read more

College of Science Paul Rowley Publishes on Genetic Parasites

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:51:00 -0700

Department of Biological Sciences' Paul Rowley published a PLoS Genetics study last week in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder and University of California, Irvine researchers. The team showed that yeast have evolved to protect their genomes against "genetic parasites," which are gene sequences that can propagate throughout an organism's genome. Proteins within the yeast's nuclear pore, which is a passageway into the nucleus, have evolved their shape to limit the ability of genetic parasites to enter the nucleus. Future studies will investigate how viruses like HIV hijack nuclear pore proteins to cause disease. Read more

U of I Students, Alumni and Staff Win at Idaho Press Club

Posted Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:48:00 -0700

The University of Idaho was well represented at the 2017 Idaho Press Club awards on April 28, 2018 in Boise. Members of U of I's University Communications and Marketing staff, student media staff at The Argonaut and Blot magazine, and multiple U of I alumni were honored during the reception. See the full list of award recipients here. Read more

16 U of I Employees Receive NCPS Conference Scholarships

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:42:00 -0700

The Office of the President awarded 16 scholarships to University of Idaho employees across the state to attend the 2018 Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) conference in Moscow July 18-20.

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The Forever Shower Team Wins Entrepreneurial Competition in Massachusetts

Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:56:00 -0700

Earlier this month, Maria Horta Vorse and her small team U of I-based team placed second in a major entrepreneurial competition held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The group was awarded $15,000 for The Forever Shower, which generates clean, filtered water for showers in any environment, especially those where water is in short supply and where access to clean water is limited. Read more

Shirley Luckhart Chosen for 2018 ESA Founders' Memorial Lecture

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:36:00 -0700

Shirley Luckhart, professor and co-director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been chosen to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Founders' Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of scientists who made outstanding contributions to entomology and to bring attention to a current entomologist with outstanding credentials in a similar field who can present an informative and engaging lecture at the annual meeting. At Entomology 2018, the subject of Dr. Luckhart's lecture will be Walter Reed, a U.S. Army physician who led the team of researchers that first confirmed the link between mosquitoes and the spread of yellow fever. Read more. Read more

Congratulations to 2018 McBride Prize Winner Sarah Koerber

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:18:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates longtime team member Sarah Koerber, senior proposal development specialist and U of I's 2018 McBride Prize recipient. The prize is given to a non-faculty exempt employee who — like retired staff member Larry McBride — has given longtime, distinguished service and displayed a variety of attributes, including imagination, creativity, a can-do attitude, loyalty, dedication, supportiveness, enthusiasm, dependability and friendliness. This person offers the highest performance standards for himself or herself, as well as others. "Sarah is a model for us all in these areas," said Janet Nelson, vice president for Research and Economic Development. "The award is well-deserved." Read more

Center for Ecohydraulics Research's Jeff Reeder Highlighted in EOS

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:54:00 -0700

Geoscience magazine EOS highlighted a Water Resources Research study by Jeff Reeder with the U of I Center for Ecohydraulics Research. The study, which included Boise State University researchers, showed that organisms that live in the oxygen-poor sediments of stream beds vary their oxygen consumption rate, which researchers had thought remained fixed. Oxygen consumption varied with food availability and the speed of water flowing through the sediments. Their findings can improve models of stream bed oxygen availability, which affects the release of pollutants, metabolic waste and nutrients from the sediments.
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Retirement Reception for Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson May 8

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:27:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Jeanne Stevenson, vice provost for faculty, on her retirement, and thanking her
for her services to the University of Idaho. Please join us for a retirement reception from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the Paul J. Joyce Faculty-Staff Lounge. Refreshments will be provided. Read more

More National Merit Scholars Choosing U of I

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:04:00 -0700

A recently released annual report from the National Merit Corporation showed more new National Merit Scholars enrolled at the University of Idaho that any other college or university in the Northwest for fall 2017. Twenty-two new freshman National Merit Scholars selected the U of I, bringing the total enrollment of scholars to 78. National Merit Scholars rank in the top 2 percent of the nation in their academic performance. Over the past five years, U of I has enrolled 110 of the 114 National Merit Scholars that have enrolled at Idaho institutions. Our National Merit Scholars come from 14 different states and the average GPA was 3.92.

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Retirement Reception for Library Dean Lynn Baird May 14

Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:10:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Lynn Baird, dean of University Libraries, on her retirement, and thanking her
for her services to the University of Idaho. Please join us for a retirement reception at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, on the second floor of the University of Idaho Library. Appetizers and no-host bar will be provided. Read more

Thank You Celebration for Andrew Kersten May 9

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in thanking Andrew Kersten, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, for his service to the university. A celebration is 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in the International Ballroom North in the Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Dessert and refreshments will be provided. Read more

Jon Van Gerpen Receives 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0700

On April 16, 2018, Professor Emeritus Jon Van Gerpen was presented with the 2018 Moscow Mayor's Earth Day Award as an individual who fosters environmental sustainability. Van Gerpen is a leader in the research and development of biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats which can run diesel engines. Van Gerpen is part of the Biodiesel Education Program, which also received a Mayor's 2018 Earth Award. The Biodiesel Education Program makes biodiesel right here on campus from waste oil gathered at the Sodexo kitchens. Read more

Retirement Reception for Erik Anderson

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:43:00 -0700

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education would like to invite the campus community to a retirement reception for Erik Anderson, Extension professor. Anderson will be retiring after 33 years of service to the University of Idaho. The reception is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Ag Biotech Courtyard in the Ag Science Building, Moscow. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Sarah Koerber is April 20

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:37:00 -0700

Please join Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet Nelson and the entire campus community in congratulating Sarah Koerber, senior proposal development specialist, on her retirement and thank her for her service to the university. Please join us for a celebration at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the IRIC Atrium. Read more

University Honors Program Student Achievement Celebration Recognized Over 60 Students

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:03:00 -0700

The University Honors Program recognized over 60 honors students for their achievements at a celebration event held April 5. Students were recognized in multiple categories, including University Honors Program Thesis, University Honors Program Undergraduate Research Award, Distinguished Scholarships, University Honors Program Student Leaders and University Honors Program Academic and Experiential Achievements. The University Honors Program would like to congratulate all of the students recognized for their significant achievements throughout the 2017-18 academic year. The annual University Honors Program Graduation Celebration will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Administration Auditorium. Read more

ORED Welcomes Carly Cummings as New RFD Director

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:26:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce that Carly Cummings will be joining its leadership team as director for Research and Faculty Development. Carly has been working with proposals for more than a decade, generating experience in this arena that runs both wide and deep. Read more

Retirement Celebration for Kurt Pregitzer May 4

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:25:00 -0700

Please join Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek and the entire campus community in congratulating Kurt Pregitzer, dean of the College of Natural Resources, on his retirement and thanking him for his service to the university. The celebration is 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Best Western/University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road., Moscow. Read more

Salsbury Receives Community Woman of Distinction Award

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:11:00 -0700

Lysa Salsbury, director of the Women's Center, was awarded the Community Woman of Distinction Award on April 9 at Washington State University. She received this award in recognition of her incredible impact on women's lives and her efforts that promote gender equity in Moscow and the surrounding communities. Salsbury engages in campus outreach initiatives, education promotion, and serves on multiple institutional and local committees. She also serves as an advisor to the U of I and WSU Women's Leadership Conference. Her exceeding dedication and work around human rights and gender justice make the Palouse community proud. Congratulations Lysa!

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Retirement Reception for Sally Machlis, Diane Armpriest and Ellen McKenzie May 3

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:46:00 -0700

Please join College of Art and Architecture Interim Dean Shauna Corry and the campus community for a retirement reception and celebration honoring outstanding faculty members Sally Machlis, professor of art and design, and Diane Armpriest, associate professor of architecture, and outstanding staff member Ellen McKenzie, college administration. The reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. Read more

Library Dean Lynn Baird Announces Retirement

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:59:00 -0700

Please join the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President in congratulating Lynn Baird, dean of the University of Idaho Libraries, on her retirement after four decades of service to the university. Her last day is June 30, 2018. Read more

Denise Bennett Documentary Garners Acclaim

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:38:00 -0700

"Some Lived: An Idaho POW's Story" - a documentary by Denise Bennett, an associate professor of journalism and mass media in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences - won the award for "Best Heritage Short Documentary" at the Tribute Film Festival in Texas in March. "Some Lived" tells the story of 2LT Mark Brooks Calnon '40, who was interned at Stalag Luft III during World War II. The documentary has also been screened this year at the docLAHOMA Film Festival in Oklahoma City on Jan. 14 and the Spokane International Film Festival on Feb. 2 as part of the Best of the Northwest Shorts program. Bennett's project, including a digital archive of Calnon's oral histories and memorabilia was funded through a University of Idaho Seed Grant.

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U of I's Model EU Team Competes at West Coast Summit

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:27:00 -0700

The University of Idaho's Model European Union team competed at the West Coast Summit in February. Six students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences – Jaxon Woodfill, Madeleine Curtright, Max Welch, Cami Nichols, Emma Carson and Kari Storjohann – negotiated about two different international policy topics. Carson, a senior majoring in political science, received honors and was named an "Outstanding Agricultural Minister." The trip was made possible by the generous donation of John Wallace, a 1978 alumnus with degrees in anthropology and Spanish.

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Glen Downing Becomes New ORA Director

Posted Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:22:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) team welcomes Glen Downing as new director of the Office of Research Assurances (ORA) at the University of Idaho. Downing previously held a number of prominent facility management positions in the U.S. Air Force. He served as professor and department chair of Aerospace Studies in the Air Force ROTC program at Washington State University; vice commander and executive vice president of the 81st Training Wing at an Air Force vocational-technical college and has held various other leadership positions. Read more

U of I College of Law students to Argue in Front of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:05:00 -0700

Three U of I College of Law Immigration Clinic students - Jonathan Shirts, Kaylee Woodard and Kacey Jones - will travel on Monday, April 9, to San Francisco where Shirts and Jones are scheduled to argue on behalf of an asylum seeker in front of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mumin Abass came to the U.S. in 2015 seeking asylum from his home country of Ghana, where he faced persecution for his sexuality. Arguments start at 9 a.m. and the case is the second of the day. The court calendar can be found here: https://bit.ly/2uTukVY and the live stream can be found here: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_video.php?pk_vid=0000013390. Read more

Congratulations to National Academy of Inventors Fellow Greg Moller

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:57:00 -0700

The Office of Research and Economic Development congratulates Greg Moller, now an official inductee in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) circle of fellows. Moller was honored with this prestigious award Thursday, April 5, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., with U of I Vice President for Research and Economic Development Janet E. Nelson in attendance. Moller holds six patents, all licensed by wastewater treatment companies.These inventions contribute to the reduction of phosphorus, nitrogen and other wastewater contaminants in the U.S., Great Britain and South Korea. He and his team are also finalists in The Everglades Foundation's $10 million George Barley Water Prize competition, whose goal is to produce innovative technologies that treat large-scale algae problems plaguing lakes and rivers worldwide. Read more

Faculty/Staff International Development Award Recipients

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:32:00 -0700

The International Programs Office is pleased to announce the following UI faculty and staff have been selected as Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) recipients:

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Congratulations to Promotion and Tenure Recipients

Posted Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:26:00 -0700

The University of Idaho extends warm congratulations to the faculty members who have recently been awarded promotion and/or tenure (effective with their appointment in fiscal year 2019). The U of I will be recognizing these individuals at the University Awards for Excellence dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. For a complete list of awardees and to RSVP to the event, please visit the Excellence Awards webpage. Read more

Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson Announces Retirement

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:08:00 -0700

Congratulations to Vice Provost for Faculty Jeanne Stevenson, who is retiring at the end of June after more than 30 years at the University of Idaho.
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Congratulations to the 2018 Staff Award Winners

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:35:00 -0700

The Staff Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards, the McBride Prize and the Staff Educational Awards. The Committee was amazed by the number of nominations, and though it made our job difficult, we were impressed with how many incredible people we have the privilege of working with. Read more

Vandals Win Again at Idaho Entrepreneurs Challenge in Boise

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:48:00 -0700

Congratulations to our Idaho Entrepreneurs for competing well at the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge again this March in Boise. Four of the 24 final teams were from U of I, including Blue Collar Virtual Reality, which won a special prize at last spring's Idaho Pitch competition. Read more

Vandal Athletics' Tim Jackson Named Video Coordinator of the Year by Sun Belt

Posted Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:04:00 -0700

The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Tim Jackson, assistant athletic director of Video and Creative Services for the University of Idaho football staff, the 2017-2018 Sun Belt Conference Video Coordinator of the Year. Read more

Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony March 28

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:17:00 -0700

The campus and local community is warmly invited to the University of Idaho Women's Center's Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center, Moscow. Read more

Ronald W. Hardy Awarded Distinguished Professor Status for Contributions to Aquaculture

Posted Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:00 -0700

Ronald Hardy, Aquaculture Research Institute Director at the U of I, has been granted the rank of distinguished professor by President Chuck Staben, Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek, and the university's Distinguished Professor Committee. Read more

University Excellence Award Winners Announced

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:08:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Excellence Award Winners have been selected. This year's honorees can be found online. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the banquet, set for Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the International Ballroom, Pitman Center, Moscow. Please RSVP online.

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Brad Byers Retirement Reception March 28

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:51:00 -0700

After 36 plus years of service here at the University of Idaho, Brad Byers is retiring from Facilities. A farewell reception is planned for 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Facilities in the Jack's Creek Room. Cake and punch will be served. If you know Brad, please feel free to come by and wish him well on his next life adventure. Read more

Retirement Reception for University Distinguished Professor Mickey Gunter

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:24:00 -0700

The College of Science and Department of Geological Sciences invite the university community to a retirement reception to honor University Distinguished Professor Mickey Gunter from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in Mines 321 (College of Science offices), Mickey not only distinguished himself in his scientific accomplishments, but also in his leadership, service and devotion to the Department of Geological Sciences, the College of Science, the University of Idaho and his profession. We hope you will be able to join us on March 21.

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Mark Warner Named President of SHA

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:12:00 -0700

Mark Warner, associate dean for graduate studies and professor of anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, was named president of the Society for Historical Archaeology in January 2018. SHA is an educational, not-for-profit organization that advocates for the study and protection of historical and underwater cultural resources. Warner has been a member of SHA for nearly 30 years. Prior to assuming the leadership of SHA, he served the organization in a variety of capacities, including committee member, committee chair, board of director member and annual conference co-organizer.

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School of Music Faculty Perform at NASA Conference

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:58:00 -0700

Three music faculty from the Lionel Hampton School of Music in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences performed at the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. Vanessa Sielert, director of the School of Music, was selected to perform two new works for saxophone and piano, including "Bridges, Breaks and Bells" by alumnus Dylan Champagne '17 and "Heartfelt and Diabolical" by Greg Yasinitsky of Washington State University. Javier Rodriguez, assistant professor of bassoon, participated as half of the "Post-Haste Reed Duo" and Patrick Jones, full-time lecturer of saxophone, performed two pieces by Miguel del Aguila.

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New Co-Director of the Confucius Institute Announced

Posted Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:54:00 -0800

The Confucius Institute is pleased to welcome Jeff Kyong-McClain to the University of Idaho as the Confucius Institute co-director, effective May 1, 2018.

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U of I Fire Research Scientist Helps Edit New National Smoke Management Guide

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:56:00 -0800

Josh Hyde, fire research scientist at the College of Natural Resources, helped edit the new National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCGS) Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire.The NWCGS is a collaborative effort of multiple agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. For this key publication, University of Idaho was the only university represented among the editors. Read more

Thanks to VandalStore Employees for Stopping the Hate

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:56:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Bias Response Team would like to acknowledge and thank VandalStore employees Chris Price and Keith McIvor for their outstanding efforts to support one of our community members in need. Great job!

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New Publication on Disagreements by Philosophy's Casey Johnson

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:45:00 -0800

Disagreement is, for better or worse, pervasive in our society. Not only do we form beliefs that differ from those around us, but increasingly we have platforms and opportunities to voice those disagreements and make them public. Casey Johnson, assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, explores this in "Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public," published in February 2018 by Routledge. The volume collects original essays from a number of prominent scholars to address how public disagreement affects what we know. Read more

U of I Law Student named to National Jurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year

Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:16:00 -0800

Jessalyn Hopkin, a third-year law student at the University of Idaho's College of Law, was named to National Jurist's Top 20 Law Students of the Year list. These students are ones who have contributed the most to their schools and communities. Hopkin is pursuing a Juris Doctor so she can address problems of the child welfare system. A single mother of a young son, Hopkin has been an advocate for students at the growing Boise location. She is a driving force in the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic; she has advocated for equal representation of Boise; and she is part of many campus organizations. Read more.



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College of Science Professor Jill Johnson Publishes in PNAS

Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:35:00 -0800

Professor Jill Johnson with the Department of Biological Sciences published a study titled "Functional and physical interaction between yeast Hsp90 and Hsp70" on Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in collaboration with researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers studied the interactions among a number of proteins, called molecular chaperones, that work collaboratively to shape and stabilize other proteins. Results from the study may help researchers design treatments for human diseases such as cancer or disorders that result from the incorrect folding of proteins. Read more

Center on Disabilities and Human Development awarded Think College Grant

Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:44:00 -0800

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) was awarded a $20,000 Strategic Capacity Building grant from Think College to support state-level collaboration and consortium building. CDHD was one of the ten applicants awarded a grant selected out of 31 total applications. The first stakeholder meeting will be held February 28, 2018, in Boise. With the funds, CDHD plans to develop an Idaho task force whose primary goal is increasing opportunities for inclusive post-secondary education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. The grant funds will allow for multiple meetings to learn how Idaho can create and develop inclusive post-secondary programs on campuses in Idaho. Read more

Barrie Robison Becomes New IBEST Director

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 -0800

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) team welcomes Barrie Robison as the incoming Director for the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST), a Level 3 Institute within ORED at the University of Idaho. Robison previously held the position of associate director at IBEST and has a faculty position in the College of Science. Robison has a deep knowledge of the program and its focal areas of research. This, along with his positive energy, makes him an exceptional addition to ORED's leadership team. Read more

Greg Tatham Retirement Celebration Feb. 26

Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:31:00 -0800

Please join Student Affairs in extending best wishes to Greg Tatham, who is retiring the end of February to begin his next adventure in life. We invite you to join us to express our appreciation to Greg, as we wish him well. We will be hosting a retirement celebration in the Student Recreation Center from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Refreshments will be provided, while they last.
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Office of Sponsored Programs' Deb Shaver Becomes Regional NCURA Chair

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:31:00 -0800

Deb Shaver, director of the University of Idaho's Office of Sponsored Programs, is well known among her peers for her leadership, expertise and knowledge in research administration. This is so much the case that she recently became a regional chair of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), a professional organization for those who engage in the administration of sponsored programs at colleges and universities. As part of her role, Deb conducts various activities, such as planning regional meetings, appointing committee members, and directing various other activities of her region, which includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Deb is also a sought after speaker at NCURA meetings, both regional and national. She has touched many people in her career and continues to have a positive effect on her staff and the research administration community at large. Read more

CEHHS Honors Educators, Alumni at Vandal Basketball Game Feb. 15

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:15:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will honor three of its alumni this week for their outstanding accomplishment in the fields of school administration, classroom teaching and coaching/extracurricular leadership. Read more

American Language and Culture Program Receives 10-Year Re-accreditation

Posted Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:28:00 -0800

Upon the 25th year as an intensive English program at the University of Idaho, the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) received a prestigious 10-year re-accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). CEA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Secretary of Education for English language programs and institutions. Congratulations to the ALCP staff and faculty who worked to meet the standards of the field! All U of I faculty and staff are welcome to celebrate with the ALCP at a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Slice and Biscuit in Moscow.

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John Crepeau Named New Engineering Associate Dean for Undergraduates

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:55:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is announcing the appointment of Professor John Crepeau as the college's associate dean for undergraduates. Crepeau is currently serving as acting chair for the U of I Department of Computer Science and is former chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Crepeau, a professor of mechanical engineering and professional engineer, has demonstrated a passion for and long-term commitment to the education of U of I engineering students as a faculty member for the past 24 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and his master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Read more

Historical Archaeology Book Named 2017 "Outstanding Title"

Posted Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:52:00 -0800

"Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens" edited by Mark Warner, professor and associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, and Margaret Purser of Sonoma State University, was selected as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice. This prestigious list is published annually by the publication of the American Library Association to honor the best in scholarly titles. The Outstanding Academic Title designation is only awarded to approximately 10 percent of more than 6,000 works reviewed in Choice each year. Read more

College of Science's Leslie Baker Publishes Research About Mars

Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:25:00 -0800

Leslie Baker, ​chair of the Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Science, published a study on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy in collaboration with researchers from 10 other institutes including the SETI Institute. The researchers provide a possible explanation for Martian clay formations. In the past, atmospheric models have supported a cold early Mars while the clay formations have been indicative of a warm, wet early Mars. The study suggests that the climate on early Mars was generally cold, but that the clays could have formed during sporadic short periods of warm, wet climate. Read more

Alumnus Jerry Kramer Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:19:00 -0800

University of Idaho and Green Bay Packer legend Jerry Kramer was elected into the Professional Football Hall of Fame Saturday, in Minneapolis. Kramer will be formally enshrined in the Hall of Fame Aug. 4, in Canton, Ohio. He is joined in the 2018 class by Robert Brazile, Bobby Beathard, Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Brian Urlacher. Read more

Undergraduate Students Receive Fellowship Awards for Science, Math Research

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:23:00 -0800

Congratulations to the 2018 Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowship award winners. Each year, a select number of undergraduate students of math and science are awarded a $950 scholarship, as well as approximately $1,500 to conduct research projects under the auspices of college faculty. This year’s awards cover projects ranging from a study on the structures of Saturn’s innermost rings to a multi-stability analysis of sound effects on binocular vision. Learn more about this year's recipients. Read more

Announcing the College of Science Undergraduate Research Grant Award Winners for 2018

Posted Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:22:00 -0800

Thanks to the generosity of various donors to the College of Science undergraduate research fund, four undergraduate students each received $1,500 grants to perform research under the guidance of College of Science professors this spring. Award recipients include Madison Bergeman, for her project titled "Effects of Sequential Co-infection of Viruses in Drosophila Adult Flies"; Kaylaa Gutman, for the project "The Use of Thin-film Polymeric Surfaces to Model Quorum Sensing Capabilities in Bacterial Biofilms"; Aaron Law, for his project "Evolution of Bacteria towards Plasmid Addiction"; and Kirk McKenzie, for the project "Understanding Individual Muscle and Joint Demands During Pediatric Wheelchair Propulsion: A Modeling and Simulation Study." Congratulations!

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U of I Risk Manager Nancy Spink Earns Abuse Prevention Expert Certification

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0800

The Office of Public Safety and Security (OPSS) is proud to announce that U of I Risk Manager Nancy Spink is now an abuse prevention expert and has become a Certified Praesidium Guardian.™
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Jennie Hall Named Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:22:00 -0800

University Advancement is pleased to announce that Jennie Hall is the University of Idaho's new director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, effective Feb. 12, 2018. Hall has worked at the U of I for over 18 years and currently serves as the director of communications and strategic initiatives for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Hall is also a proud alumna of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. In her new role, she will manage corporate and foundation relationships and work closely with the Office of Research and Economic Development.

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Third -Year Law Students Awarded Rosa Parks Student Award

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:47:00 -0800

Congratulations to third-year law students David Delyea and Andrew Augustine, who were awarded the Rosa Parks Student Award at the annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Breakfast in Moscow. Read more

College of Natural Resources Dean Kurt Pregitzer Publishes on Sugar Maples

Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:10:00 -0800

Kurt Pregitzer, dean of the College of Natural Resources, published a study on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in the journal Ecology alongside colleagues from the University of Michigan and Michigan Technological University.

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Department of Biological Sciences' Eva Top Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Posted Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:41:00 -0800

Congratulations to Eva Top, professor of biology and bioinformatics and computational biology in the College of Science, who achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Microbiology. Members of the academy are recognized for their excellence, originality and leadership in the microbiological sciences and are widely recognized as eminent leaders in the field of microbiology.

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Chris Lighty Retirement Celebration Jan. 24

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:00 -0800

Please join Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation in extending best wishes to Chris Lighty, who is retiring the end of January to begin her next adventure in life. While we share her excitement, we are saddened to lose a valuable colleague and friend. It is with mixed emotions that we celebrate her leaving, as she will be greatly missed in our office and across campus. Her institutional knowledge, skill and competence, and positive attitude have made her invaluable and impossible to replace.
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