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Dawn Sweet Has Paper Published

Posted 6/10/2021 9:57:00 PM

Dawn Sweet published a paper about the relationship among mindfulness, mental health willingness to communicate among veterinary medicine students. Read more

Thousands Experience U of I Engineering Education Through Virtual and In-Person EXPO

Posted 5/28/2021 6:57:00 PM

More than 5,000 virtual users experienced engineering and computer science through the 28th annual 2021 Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

A U of I-Led Study Identifies a Protein That Saves Cells From Formaldehyde Toxicity

Posted 5/28/2021 6:54:00 PM

A U of I-led study identified a protein that binds to formaldehyde and leads to a rapid cessation in growth and protein production. Read more

Rachel Otto Is Recipient of the Idaho Leadership in Career Development Award

Posted 5/21/2021 7:19:00 PM

Rachel Otto is the 2021 Leadership in Career Development (LCD) Award winner from the Idaho Career Development Association. Read more

Fritz Fiedler Named Chair of Department of Civil Engineering

Posted 5/21/2021 7:17:00 PM

Fritz Fiedler has been named chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1, 2021. Read more

Dev Shrestha Named Chair of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Posted 5/20/2021 3:56:00 PM

Dev Shrestha has been named chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He will begin serving in the position Thursday, July 1, 2021. Read more

Jagdish Patel and Colleagues Identify Natural Product That Inhibits Cancer Cells

Posted 5/19/2021 8:29:00 PM

Jagdish Patel worked with Canadian scientists to identify a natural product from actinomycete extracts that might be useful in combating cancer. Read more

Events Celebrated Honors Program Classes

Posted 5/18/2021 7:09:00 PM

The Honors Program celebrated 136 students on May 14 during three back-to-back in-person celebrations. Congratulations to all Honors Program graduates. Read more

Library Receives Grant to Digitize the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection

Posted 5/18/2021 7:05:00 PM

The U of I Library and the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology received $240,206 to digitize the Donald E. Crabtree Lithic Comparative Collection. Read more

Thank You to Shelby Silflow

Posted 5/17/2021 7:15:00 PM

Thank you to Shelby Silflow for all her support. Her diligence and patience are greatly appreciated. Read more

Amin Mirkouei Is Published in Forbes Magazine

Posted 5/17/2021 7:06:00 PM

Idaho Falls industrial engineering Assistant Professor Amin Mirkouei was recently published in Forbes Magazine. Read more

Rusty Vineyard Named Director of Facilities Management

Posted 5/17/2021 7:02:00 PM

Russell “Rusty” Vineyard has accepted the position of director of Facilities Management and joined the team May 3, 2021. Read more

Daniele Tonina Co-Authors Publication to Better Predict Stream Contribution to Greenhouse Emissions

Posted 5/14/2021 5:26:00 PM

Daniele Tonina co-authored a publication on the role streams and rivers play in contributing large amounts of greenhouse gases around the world. Read more

VandalStar Committee Cares and Leads

Posted 5/13/2021 5:22:00 PM

Thank you to the VandalStar Implementation Committee for its continued partnership and commitment in leading the development of VandalStar at U of I. Read more

BCB Graduate Feature: Tanner Varrelman Eyes Fields in Disease, Databases

Posted 5/11/2021 7:32:00 PM

Tanner Varrelman graduates from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Ph.D. program with a unique combination of fields: disease and databases. Read more

Engineering Faculty Receive Program Development Funds

Posted 5/11/2021 7:24:00 PM

Yacine Chakhchoukh, Indrajit Charit and Costas Kolias each received $30,000 in funding for the next four years for projects led by INL researchers. Read more

Student Chemical Engineers Win Regional Jeopardy Competition

Posted 5/10/2021 6:59:00 PM

Adriana Bryant, Niko Hansen, Hannah Johnson and Adam Irons won the Pacific Northwest Regional ChemE Jeopardy Competition hosted by AIChE. Read more

Sustainability Center Awards Student Grants

Posted 5/7/2021 8:44:00 PM

The Sustainability Center has awarded grants to students for projects like installing Smart energy meters and installing drought-tolerant grass. Read more

Awesome Support, Ron Perry

Posted 5/6/2021 6:56:00 PM

Ron Perry, web designer for the College of Natural Resources, is always quick to respond and ready to help over the phone or via Zoom. Read more

Advertising Team Places Second in Regional Competition

Posted 5/6/2021 6:55:00 PM

The U of I placed second in the region during the virtual National Student Advertising Competition on April 20, 2021. Read more

CEHHS Students Place at Research Symposium

Posted 5/4/2021 8:48:00 PM

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Student Research Symposium showcases the research, scholarship and creative works of students. Read more

University Excellence Award Winners Are Announced

Posted 5/4/2021 8:46:00 PM

The 2020-21 University Excellence Award Winners are now featured on the celebration website. Congratulations to all the honorees this year. Read more

Honors Program Students Present Research at Regional Conference

Posted 5/3/2021 9:00:00 PM

Honors students Rachael Crabb, Hana Haakenstad and Dasyre Sires presented original research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council annual conference. Read more

U of I Researcher to Study STIs Using Biomimetic Models of the Female Reproductive Tract

Posted 4/27/2021 10:25:00 PM

Larry Forney from the Department of Biological Sciences will take part in a five-year grant that was awarded to an interdisciplinary team. Read more

Zach Tudor Wins Career Achievement in Government Award

Posted 4/20/2021 10:08:00 PM

Zach Tudor received the Career Achievement in Government Award at the Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Conference. Read more

International Research Team Discovers New Fish Species

Posted 4/20/2021 9:00:00 PM

A new species of fish has been discovered during research funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. Read more

Student Media Students Earn SPJ Honors

Posted 4/19/2021 9:56:00 PM

Two student reporters won first place in the Breaking News category from the Society for Professional Journalists 2021 Mark of Excellence Region 10 Awards. Read more

$500,000 USDA Grant Is Awarded to Lorie Higgins

Posted 4/14/2021 9:00:00 PM

Lorie Higgins is the recipient of a $500,000 three-year grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA. Read more

Vandal Giving Day 2021 Sets Record

Posted 4/9/2021 8:46:00 PM

Vandal Giving Day 2021 raised more funds than ever, raising $669,510 from 1,622 gifts to benefit students, programs, faculty and facilities. Read more

Combining QPI and Deep Learning to Improve Subcellular Imaging

Posted 4/9/2021 8:39:00 PM

Researchers from U of I and MIT are improving the ability to study the metabolism and dynamics of living cells. Read more

Students Earn More than $10K at Grand Challenge Scholars Program Pitch Event

Posted 4/8/2021 9:13:00 PM

Five engineering students earned a total of $10,500 during the fifth annual Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) Pitch Event. Read more

JAMM Sophomore John Webb Earns Top 10 Award in National Hearst News Competition

Posted 4/5/2021 9:27:00 PM

Broadcast journalism student John Webb placed ninth in a prestigious TV news competition that included the nation’s top journalism schools. Read more

OAPF Supports 78 Researchers in Third Year; 143 Researchers Between FY19 and FY21

Posted 4/5/2021 9:21:00 PM

After allocating an additional $20,000, the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) has disbursed its entire allocation for FY21. Read more

Professors Research Effect of Warming on Dall’s Sheep in Alaska and Canada

Posted 4/1/2021 9:16:00 PM

Changes in Arctic habitats by global warming could adversely affect Dall’s sheep in Alaska and Canada, according to a new paper published in PLOS One. Read more

Emeritus Professor Co-Authors Study in Nature Journal

Posted 3/30/2021 9:38:00 PM

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences emeritus distinguished professor Ron Hardy has co-authored a new study published in the journal Nature. Read more

P3-R1 Grant Program Awardees Are Announced

Posted 3/30/2021 9:38:00 PM

U of I has announced the first awards under the new P3-R1 Grant Program, which provides support for doctoral research assistants and postdoctoral scholars. Read more

Morphological Trade-Offs Balance Predation and Physiology

Posted 3/29/2021 9:29:00 PM

Associate Professor Christine Parent was awarded $19,000 from the Murdock Charitable Trust for the Partners in Science Program. Read more

LHSOM Students Present at National Conference

Posted 3/26/2021 9:43:00 PM

Congratulations to Emily Stoll and Abigail Silverberg on a successful presentation at the National Conference of the Music Teacher National Association. Read more

U of I Undergraduates to Present at National Conference

Posted 3/25/2021 9:39:00 PM

Six U of I undergraduates have been selected to present the results of their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April. Read more

Boschetti, International Team Create Portal to Assess Wildfire Risks in Individual Countries

Posted 3/24/2021 8:51:00 PM

Luigi Boschetti and his colleagues have developed a portal providing county-level, global multiyear fire activity statistics from NASA satellite data. Read more

Thank You to Travis Akin

Posted 3/11/2021 11:29:00 PM

Kudos to Travis Akin, ITS technology solutions partner in Region 8, for always being ready to help with technology questions and issues. Read more

2021 MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest Winners Are Announced

Posted 3/11/2021 11:27:00 PM

Congratulations to those who entered the 2021 MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest to commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

Early Warning Grade Progress Survey Update

Posted 3/11/2021 11:09:00 PM

In mid-February, course instructors reviewed students’ academic performance by submitting Early Warning Grade Progress Surveys in VandalStar. Read more

Shelley McGuire Co-Edits New Book on Human Milk

Posted 2/26/2021 10:59:00 PM

A new book presents information on the origins, analysis, concentrations and variation in macromolecules present in human milk. Read more

Forney Awarded Visiting Endowed Chair at University of Puerto Rico

Posted 2/22/2021 10:56:00 PM

Professor Larry J. Forney has been awarded the Hispanics in Research Capability Visiting Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research. Read more

Paper Explores Use of Shell Material to Gather DNA From Mollusks

Posted 2/19/2021 7:34:00 PM

Kelly Martin, Christine Parent and Lisette Waits produced a paper exploring the use of unconventional DNA sources from mollusks. Read more

Thank You to Polly Tohaneanu

Posted 2/19/2021 12:01:00 AM

Kudos to Polly Tohaneanu who has made the admissions process much easier to navigate and provides excellent customer service. Read more

GeoWeaver: Improving Workflows for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Posted 2/18/2021 11:57:00 PM

Marshall (Xiaogang) Ma and Ziheng Sun received a NASA ACCESS grant and will collaborate on the GeoWeaver project for three years. Read more

Biology Professor Recognized by Alma Mater for Success, Service and Leadership

Posted 2/17/2021 10:48:00 PM

Professor Jim Bull has been recognized as the 2021 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus by Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences. Read more

Johnson, Roberson Part of Team Named 2020 Top Innovators for Cybersecurity Research

Posted 2/17/2021 10:40:00 PM

Brian Johnson and Dakota Roberson are part of a research and design team named by Public Utilities Fortnightly as one of the Top Innovators 2020. Read more

Thank You to Josh Bowman-Collins

Posted 2/11/2021 11:12:00 PM

Thank you to Josh Bowman-Collins of Facilities for working hard to keep buildings well-maintained. His diligence and quick problem-solving is appreciated. Read more

Karee Head Elected to AACRAO Board of Directors

Posted 2/9/2021 11:00:00 PM

International Admissions Specialist Karee Head was elected to the 2021-22 AACRAO Board of Directors as their vice president of international education. Read more

Distinguished Professor Celebrates 60 Years of Chemistry Research at U of I

Posted 2/1/2021 10:58:00 PM

Distinguished Professor Jean’ne Shreeve celebrated 60 years with the University of Idaho chemistry department on Monday. Read more

Kerr Book Is Among Finalists for Annual Prose Award

Posted 1/28/2021 9:38:00 PM

A book published by Ashley Kerr was selected as one of three finalists for the 2021 PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Read more

Latest Book by Ron McFarland Focuses on Fishing

Posted 1/26/2021 7:20:00 PM

The latest book by Ron McFarland is a collection about his fishing experiences from Idaho’s lakes and streams to the Florida coast. Read more

Wu Receives USDA Grant for Green Nitrogen Fertilizer Manufacturing

Posted 1/26/2021 7:18:00 PM

Sarah (Xiao) Wu received a grant from the Department of Agriculture to further her research using liquid-phase plasma to produce green nitrogen fertilizer. Read more

Researchers Publish Findings on Consequences of Ventenata to Native Bunchgrasses

Posted 1/25/2021 11:38:00 PM

A research article by Lisa Jones, Tim Prather and Cleve Davis was recently published in the Invasive Plant Science and Management journal. Read more

Kudos to the CLASS Dean’s Office

Posted 1/21/2021 10:41:00 PM

Thank you to those working in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences dean’s office. You’ve helped everyone get through this challenging year. Read more

Computer Science Doctoral Student Publishes in Patterns Journal

Posted 1/21/2021 9:59:00 PM

College of Engineering doctoral student Rayan Alshamrani has published an article in Patterns, one of Cell Press’ more than 50 scientific journals. Read more

Assistant Professor Casey Johnson Discusses Mansplaining in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Posted 1/20/2021 10:25:00 PM

Several types of mansplaining exist, according to Casey Johnson, but one specifically undercuts women’s discourse to make it appear less relevant. Read more

JAMM’s Dane Claussen Is Nominated for VP of International Scholars Organization

Posted 1/13/2021 10:44:00 PM

Dane S. Claussen is one of two official nominees for vice president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Read more

U of I Professor’s Paper on Research Tools Selected as Best of 2020 by Geoscience Group

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

Jason W. Karl was awarded the 2020 Best Paper Award for a paper published in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Read more

Kudos to Max Stillwell

Posted 1/11/2021 11:02:00 PM

Max Stillwell has been a valuable help to the Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) team — and the entire Vandal Family. Read more

Leda Kobziar Publishes on Wildland Fire Smoke

Posted 1/11/2021 11:00:00 PM

Leda Kobziar published on wildland fire smoke research in Science, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more

Thank You to Lydia Stucki

Posted 1/11/2021 10:55:00 PM

Thank you to Lydia Stucki, communications and events coordinator with the Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation. Read more

Researchers Discuss Wolf Populations in Animal Conservation

Posted 1/8/2021 7:36:00 PM

Immigrating wolves may not always replenish wolf populations after individuals have been harvested, U of I researchers and colleagues learned. Read more

Tracey Johnson Publishes on Brood Parasitism of Greater Sage-Grouse

Posted 1/8/2021 7:32:00 PM

A paper published by Tracey N. Johnson describes for the first time how sage-grouse nests in southern Idaho may be parasitized by quail. Read more

Kudos to Jessica Fleener

Posted 12/17/2020 11:03:00 PM

The Student Recreation Center has been unable to purchase more OEM refill containers for their automatic sanitizer dispensers thanks to Jessica Fleener. Read more

Thank You to Mark Brooker and Aaron Rice

Posted 12/17/2020 11:02:00 PM

Thank you to Electricians Mark Brooker and Aaron Rice, who helped the U of I Pitkin Forest Nursery with electrical issues. Read more

Thank You to Jana Joyce

Posted 12/17/2020 11:00:00 PM

Jana Joyce, math program manager, has helped in so many ways this fiscal year. She is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Read more

Kudos to Mareesa Wimbish

Posted 12/17/2020 11:00:00 PM

It has been a challenging time in the Student Accounts Office and Mareesa Wimbish, technical records specialist, has helped the team in numerous ways. Read more

Kudos to Julia McIlroy and Team

Posted 12/17/2020 10:59:00 PM

Julia McIlroy, director of Purchasing Services, and her team, worked tirelessly last summer to provide PPE for the Moscow campus. Read more

Thank You for Making a Difference for Students

Posted 12/17/2020 10:58:00 PM

Thank you to the faculty and staff who use VandalStar. When we cannot be in person, staying connected is more important than ever. Read more

OAPF Supports 52 Researchers in Third Year

Posted 12/16/2020 10:24:00 PM

The Open Access Publishing Fund allocated $30,000 in FY21 for U of I authors to publish in open access journals by paying article processing charges. Read more

Kudos to the CEHHS Dean’s Suite

Posted 12/16/2020 6:09:00 PM

Kudos to Twila Brown, Nancy Morrison, Tiffany Rittenhouse, Melanie Leija and Ramon Tafoya in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Read more

Kudos to CETL

Posted 12/16/2020 6:03:00 PM

CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) has worked so hard over the summer to prepare faculty for teaching this semester. Read more

Thank You to John Grimes

Posted 12/16/2020 6:03:00 PM

John Grimes quickly learned about the TechHelp grant to complete the proposal process and was extremely thorough. He has been kind and patient. Read more

Thank You to Kathy Duke

Posted 12/16/2020 6:03:00 PM

Even though Kathy Duke got a new position at U of I, she was willing and happy to help with questions pertaining to her previous position. Read more

Thank You to Dan Noble

Posted 12/15/2020 10:16:00 PM

Dan Noble, employment services specialist, is very patient and helpful. His expertise and quick response to questions is much appreciated. Read more

Kudos to Sumit Shahi

Posted 12/15/2020 10:16:00 PM

Sumit Shahi, technology solutions partner Region 2, has answered many computer questions, which has been critical in the COVID-19 online work environment. Read more

Raffaella Sini Discusses Temporary Gardens as Design Enquiry

Posted 12/15/2020 10:15:00 PM

Raffaella Sini recently published “The ‘Here and Now Time:’ Temporary Gardens as Design Enquiry” in Landscape Research Record. Read more

Jamaica Ritcher Named Inaugural Honors Program Faculty Fellow

Posted 12/15/2020 10:12:00 PM

Jamaica Ritcher has been named the inaugural Honors Program faculty fellow for Spring and Fall semesters 2021. Read more

Thank You to Brandon Gardner

Posted 12/15/2020 10:11:00 PM

Brandon Gardner, technology solutions partner Region 2, has offered excellent, friendly and professional technology support. Read more

Lilian Alessa Appointed to NASEM Committee

Posted 12/15/2020 9:08:00 PM

Lilian Alessa has been appointed to the NASEM Committee entitled Leveraging the Future Research and Development Ecosystem for the Intelligence Community. Read more

Thank You to Elise Kokenge

Posted 12/11/2020 10:52:00 PM

Elise Kokenge, administrative specialist, always has a positive attitude, no matter what else is happening at the university. Read more

Kudos to Kris Baird-Anderson

Posted 12/11/2020 10:50:00 PM

Thank you to Kris Baird-Anderson who is doing the work of three people and still manages to respond to all requests and inquiries in a timely manner. Read more

Thank You to Jennifer Burdin

Posted 12/11/2020 10:47:00 PM

Upon the retirement of the Facilities and Operations manager, Jennifer Burdin took on the duties related to facilities and operations. Read more

Alumni Awards for Excellence Winners Are Announced

Posted 12/11/2020 10:46:00 PM

The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with college deans, has created videos honoring 51 incredible students and their staff or faculty mentors. Read more

Kudos to April Shuck and Jacob Milleson

Posted 12/10/2020 11:59:00 PM

April Shuck and Jacob Milleson have managed and distributed the “Hugs from Home” packages to students while doing their regular work. Read more

Geologist Erika Rader and an International Team Prep for the Search for Life on Mars

Posted 12/10/2020 11:57:00 PM

Erika Rader and colleagues used instruments like those available on Mars rovers to characterize geological features and suggest a sampling strategy. Read more

Thank You to Payroll Services

Posted 12/10/2020 11:56:00 PM

Thank you to Payroll Services for your hard work, patience and dedication. You are all incredible and your hard work never goes unnoticed. Read more

Students Take Top Precautions to Participate in NASA, NSF Weather Study in Chile

Posted 12/10/2020 10:59:00 PM

A student research team is getting COVID-19 tested and will quarantine before embarking on a project to detect eclipse-induced atmospheric gravity waves. Read more

Kudos to Travis Akin

Posted 12/9/2020 9:19:00 PM

Travis Akin, Technology Solutions Partner Region 8, always comes running anytime his IT expertise and assistance is needed. Read more

New Microscope Is Developed to Study Single Living Cells

Posted 12/9/2020 9:18:00 PM

University of Idaho physicists and colleagues combined quasi-lattice light-sheet and interferometric imaging onto a standard inverted microscope. Read more

Thank You to Sean Sullivan

Posted 12/9/2020 9:16:00 PM

Sean Sullivan, Technology Solutions Partner Region 1, has a good rapport with customers, employees and visitors. Read more

Presidential Research Fund on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Proposals Are Funded

Posted 12/9/2020 8:10:00 PM

Fall 2020 proposals were selected for funding by the President’s Office, Provost’s Office and the Office of Research and Economic Development. Read more

Thank You to Thad Gilkey

Posted 12/8/2020 11:16:00 PM

The Hardscape Department was paving a project at the corner of Sweet and Blake. Due to a couple of recent resignations, they were extremely short handed. Thad Gilkey, Electric Shop lead, stopped by to check on an electrical box that was installed in that area to be paved. When Thad arrived, he started leveling the asphalt with the rest of the crew. No questions asked; he just jumped right in. He stayed until it was complete. His help was much appreciated by the team. Read more

Kudos to Amanda Ferstead

Posted 12/8/2020 11:09:00 PM

Amanda Ferstead, Mental Health Program coordinator, has worked to get several new initiatives off the ground in support of student wellbeing on campus. Read more

U of I Researchers Find Protein Elimination by HCMV May Aid in Viral Spread Through Body

Posted 12/8/2020 11:09:00 PM

U of I researchers and colleagues found human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections promote the elimination of a developmentally important protein, nidogen 1. Read more

Thank You to Dusty Fleener

Posted 12/8/2020 11:05:00 PM

Dusty Fleener, training coordinator, Employee Development and Learning, went out of his way to provide personalized training sessions on Go Sign Me Up. Read more


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