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U of I Scientists Study Energy Flow in Ecosystems Using Role of Tasmanian Devil

Posted 11/15/2021 10:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 15, 2021 — University of Idaho researchers are studying how Tasmanian devils influence ecosystems. Read more

Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony and Appreciation Dinner Is Nov. 11 at U of I

Posted 11/3/2021 7:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 3, 2021 — The community is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony to honor military members and veterans at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on the northwest lawn of the University of Idaho Administration Building on the Moscow campus. A by-reservation dinner will be held that evening. Read more

Tuskless Elephant Phenomenon Explained by U of I Scientist and Colleagues

Posted 10/22/2021 9:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 22, 2021 — Female elephants in a region of Africa are slowly evolving without tusks due in part to black market poaching and the ravages of a civil war, according to research by University of Idaho’s Ryan Long, an associate professor of wildlife sciences, and his colleagues at Princeton University, ElephantVoices and Gorongosa National Park. Read more

University of Idaho Fall 2021 Student Enrollment Up 4.7% Largest Freshman Class in Five Years

Posted 10/19/2021 9:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 19, 2021 — Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho for the fall 2021 is 11,303 students, up more than 4.7% over fall 2020 enrollment of 10,791 students. The increase is in several categories: first-year students, transfers, non-resident, WUE and international and graduate students. Read more

Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Posted 10/13/2021 10:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 13, 2021 — In its eleventh year, the Palouse French Film Festival shows films each Tuesday this month at Moscow’s Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Read more

Fall Theatre Season Opens Oct. 15 with "Macbeth: Alba Gu Brath"

Posted 10/13/2021 6:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 13, 2021 — The University of Idaho fall theatre season opens with “Macbeth: Alba Gu Brath” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24 at the Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Read more

Statewide Academic Libraries Collaborate for Expanded Services

Posted 10/11/2021 8:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 11, 2021 — Libraries at four Idaho institutions of higher education recently formed the Network of Idaho Academic Libraries (NIAL) to enhance the library services and resources offered to Idaho’s citizens. Read more

Photojournalist Who Documented Immigrants Featured in Conversation About Grit

Posted 10/11/2021 6:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 11, 2021 — Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries to document the journey of immigrants to the United States. Read more

U of I Launches Campaign for Students With $15.2M in Philanthropic Gifts

Posted 10/8/2021 6:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 8, 2021 — Today, the University of Idaho launches the public phase of a philanthropic campaign specifically in support of students with $15.2 million in gifts from four families. Read more

COVID-19 Expert and CIDRAP Director to Keynote the 2021 Borah Symposium

Posted 10/6/2021 3:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 6, 2021 — This year’s Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 11-13, at the University of Idaho and online, and features speakers and panel discussions addressing community and global health. Read more

The Role of the US Navy in International Affairs Is the Topic of the Martin Forum

Posted 10/5/2021 6:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 5, 2021 — Cmdr. Nicholas Meyers, commanding officer of the submarine USS Idaho, will deliver a free, public address, “The Role of the Navy in International Affairs: Economics, Politics and Security,” at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in ED 141 and online as part of the University of Idaho Martin Forum. Read more

Metal Detection Is Newest Piece of Security at University of Idaho Events

Posted 10/1/2021 5:53:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 1, 2021 — As part of the University of Idaho’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, walk-through metal detectors will be used at university events in which attendance is expected to exceed 1,000 people. The detectors will first be used at the Homecoming football game in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center on Saturday, Oct. 9. Read more

Homecoming 2021 Celebrates a Century of “Vandals”

Posted 9/30/2021 9:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 30, 2021 — Don Monson, the winningest coach in the history of University of Idaho basketball and a U of I alumnus, will return to his alma mater to serve as the grand marshal for the 2021 Homecoming Parade Saturday, Oct. 9. Read more

U of I Earns $4M to Build 3D-Printing Technology, Furthering Sustainable Building Construction Techniques

Posted 9/30/2021 6:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — September 30, 2021 — The University of Idaho is developing technology to turn Idaho wood waste into one the most sustainable building construction materials on the market — by using it as a medium for 3D-printing building construction materials. Read more

U of I Awarded $18.9M For Deep Soil Research Facility

Posted 9/28/2021 4:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — September 28, 2021 — A facility designed to study soil at depths greater than anywhere else in the world will be built by University of Idaho researchers with support from an $18.9 million National Science Foundation grant. Read more

Geologists Use Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Map Mineral Deposits In Salmon Region

Posted 9/22/2021 10:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 23, 2021 — The result of a geophysical survey in a remote part of eastern Idaho could have economic impacts on the Gem State by identifying locations to extract cobalt and other minerals. Read more

Former American Ambassador, Foreign Policy Expert to Speak at U of I Sept. 21

Posted 9/17/2021 5:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2021 — Former United States Ambassador Ryan Crocker, an expert on Afghanistan and American policy in the Middle East, will deliver a free, public address titled “The Meaning of Afghanistan” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Second Cohort of Science and Technology Policy Fellows Named

Posted 9/16/2021 11:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2021 — The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) is pleased to announce the selection of its second cohort, Jared Talley, Ph.D. and Samantha Werth, Ph.D. These appointments signal a growing investment in science policy expertise in the state. Read more

U of I Ranked Top Value in West for Second Year

Posted 9/14/2021 10:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 14, 2021 — For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report named University of Idaho the top public institution in the West on its list of Top 50 Best Value colleges. Read more

U of I to Hold Campus Safety, Suicide Awareness Events

Posted 9/13/2021 6:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 13, 2021 — The University of Idaho invites the community to participate in suicide and campus safety awareness events that promote a welcoming and comfortable environment that will carry through the academic year as part of Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month. Read more

Chobani and University of Idaho Announce Third Class of Chobani Scholars

Posted 8/30/2021 6:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho, Aug. 30, 2021 — The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has selected four students as its next class of Chobani Scholars. These high school graduates receive $20,000 each from Chobani to support their four-year degree. This is the third year in a row that Chobani has funded these grants. Read more

Researchers Explore Climate, Human and Wildlife Interactions on Rangeland in Idaho, Oregon

Posted 8/16/2021 5:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 16, 2021 — The combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland in Idaho and eastern Oregon will be explored by a team led by researchers at the University of Idaho that includes collaborators at the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University as part of a five-year project. Read more

U of I Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Fall 2021

Posted 8/2/2021 4:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 2, 2021 — Auditions for the University of Idaho’s fall theatre season will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Forge Theatre, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. Read more

U of I and INBRE Researchers to Study Coronavirus Variants

Posted 7/29/2021 8:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 29, 2021 — The Idaho INBRE higher education network and the University of Idaho will sequence COVID-19 samples and study coronavirus variants in the Moscow population in hopes of preparing for and preventing future outbreaks thanks to a $737,000 grant from National Institutes of Health. Read more

After Two Decades, U of I’s INBRE Program Has Attracted $170M For Student Research

Posted 7/21/2021 7:02:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 21, 2021 — Over the past two decades, more than $170 million has been generated for biomedical research in Idaho’s state and private colleges and universities thanks to a network administered by the University of Idaho called INBRE. Read more

U of I Plans Free Arboretum Concert for July 12

Posted 7/6/2021 5:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 6, 2021 —“Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” a free annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, at the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Read more

New Idaho Landslide Inventory Database to Assist with Hazard Mitigation

Posted 6/29/2021 5:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 29, 2021 — The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) has released a new statewide inventory of landslides that will assist emergency managers and planners with hazard mitigation and identification of problematic hot spots. Read more

U of I Investing in Downtown Moscow with Proposed Police Station Purchase

Posted 6/24/2021 8:27:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 24, 2021 — Through investing in downtown property and building equity, the University of Idaho is re-envisioning a downtown art gallery that further expands opportunities for students, local and regional artists and provides space for other types of displays. The university’s intent to purchase the Moscow Police Station on East Fourth Street will be discussed Monday by the Moscow City Council. Read more

Architecture Students Win Ann Morrison Park Design Competition

Posted 6/24/2021 6:55:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — June 24, 2021 — Four students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture captured first, second and third place in a statewide competition to design a new entryway for the Ann Morrison Park in Boise. Read more

U of I Students Earn National Awards for Theater Work

Posted 6/24/2021 6:49:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 23, 2021 — Two University of Idaho theatre students earned top awards during the virtual national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), and one student received a regional theatre teaching award. Read more

U of I Presents New Adult Comedy ‘You Can Unmute’

Posted 6/22/2021 6:49:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 22, 2021 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents a three-night livestream reading of the adult comedy drama “You Can Unmute” Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11. Read more

Palouse Region Benefits from Nonstop Flight to Boise

Posted 6/17/2021 7:11:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 17, 2021 — The Palouse and surrounding region will benefit from easier access to Boise with the addition of a nonstop flight from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Alaska Air announced the new service today. Tickets are on sale now, and flights begin Aug. 18. Read more

U of I Researcher Leads Effort to Define Sheep Genomes’ Effects on Breeds’ Qualities

Posted 6/16/2021 5:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2021 — A University of Idaho-led project will define how different genomes determine unique qualities of popular domestic sheep breeds and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Read more

U of I Launches Cybersecurity Master’s Program, Expanding Degree Offerings to Meet Skyrocketing Demand

Posted 6/16/2021 4:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 16, 2021 — Cybersecurity job openings in Idaho have increased 160% since 2015, according to a recent Idaho Department of Labor report, and the University of Idaho is adding to its degree offerings to meet state and national demand. Read more

University of Idaho Architecture Students Named Top 50 in North America Class of 2021

Posted 6/15/2021 4:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 15, 2021 — Two students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture were named among the top 50 interior design and top 50 architecture students graduating this year in North America. Read more

Free Summer Movies Begin Friday at U of I

Posted 6/14/2021 5:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 14, 2021 — Classic throwbacks, suspenseful action and comedies will be center stage at the University of Idaho during this year’s Summer Cinema event. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery’s ‘Mare Nostrum’ Explores Political Borders and the Adriatic Sea

Posted 6/11/2021 4:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 11, 2021 — “Mare Nostrum” is on display at the Prichard Art Gallery through Saturday, Sept. 4. Read more

Archaeology Collaborative Uncovers Colonial History on Coeur d’Alene Ancestral Land

Posted 6/8/2021 11:13:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho — June 8, 2021 — A team of 21 archaeology students from University of Idaho, North Idaho College and UC Berkeley are working with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in hopes of uncovering new historical perspectives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Fort Sherman. Read more

Sweet Sounds During a Pandemic: World Premiere Composition Results From Virtual U of I Bandfest/Stringfest

Posted 5/27/2021 8:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 27, 2021 — Rather than cancelling the Bandfest/Stringfest for high school students this spring due to the pandemic, the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) found a creative solution. Read more

U of I’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects Four Fellows

Posted 5/27/2021 8:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 27, 2021 — Two University of Idaho students and two faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), a digital humanities center directed by librarians at the University of Idaho Library that provides digital opportunities to advance research and teaching. Read more

U of I Music Student Receives Presser Foundation Scholar Award

Posted 5/26/2021 9:15:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 26, 2021 — Liam Marchant, a saxophone and composition major at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at University of Idaho, is a 2021 recipient of The Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award. Read more

U of I-Led Study Finds Ongoing Evolution in Tasmanian Devils’ Response to Transmissible Cancer

Posted 5/26/2021 4:49:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 26, 2021 — University of Idaho researchers partnered with other scientists from the United States and Australia to study the evolution of Tasmanian devils in response to a unique transmissible cancer. Read more

NASA Invites U of I Graduate to Appear on Tumblr Answer Time

Posted 5/20/2021 6:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 20, 2021 — A recent University of Idaho graduate will be the first non-NASA employee to be featured on NASA’s Tumblr Answer Time. Read more

'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance' Selected as 2021-22 U of I Common Read

Posted 5/19/2021 5:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 19, 2021 — The University of Idaho has chosen “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth as its Common Read for 2021-22. Read more

U of I President Awards Medallion to University, Gritman Medical Center Pandemic Response Teams

Posted 5/18/2021 5:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 18, 2021 — Pandemic response teams from the University of Idaho and Gritman Medical Center that set up and operated testing facilities were presented the U of I President’s Medallion last weekend during Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies in Moscow. Read more

U of I Professor Releases Two Piano Albums

Posted 5/12/2021 4:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 11, 2021 — Pianist Roger McVey, associate professor of piano at University of Idaho, has released two new albums. Read more

U of I to Graduate More Than 1,500 During Eight In-Person Ceremonies; Kramer, Gramer, Shaw to Receive Honorary Degrees

Posted 5/10/2021 11:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 10, 2021 — A total of 1,519 University of Idaho students have applied for 1,761 degrees for the spring semester, which ends Friday, May 14. Read more

U of I College of Law to Honor Elsaesser, Davis

Posted 5/7/2021 5:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 7, 2021 — The University of Idaho College of Law is honoring two alumni for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession during commencement ceremonies this month. Read more

U of I Offers Summer Music Camp

Posted 5/4/2021 8:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 4, 2021 — The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music continues the tradition of the Lionel Hampton Music Camp from Monday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24. Read more

Public Invited to Participate in EXPO, In-Person and Virtual STEM Innovation Showcase

Posted 4/26/2021 6:39:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2021 — A Vandal tradition for 28 years, the University of Idaho Engineering Design EXPO is the longest-running student engineering and technological innovation showcase in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

U of I Teams Earn $11K to Launch Sustainability and Home Gym Business Startups

Posted 4/20/2021 9:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2021 — Two University of Idaho College of Engineering teams earned a total of $11,000 during the 16th annual Northwest Entrepreneur Competition to launch sustainability and home gym business startups in Idaho. Read more

U of I Students Win $31,000 for Business Proposals

Posted 4/14/2021 8:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 14, 2021 — Six of the 10 University of Idaho student teams that pitched business proposals during the online Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge won a total of $31,000 in cash prizes. Read more

Registration Is Open for U of I’s Virtual Summer Design Days

Posted 4/13/2021 5:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 13, 2021 — Registration is open for Summer Design Days, a live online workshop series hosted by the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit to Display Artwork From U of I MFA Students

Posted 4/12/2021 9:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2021 — The Prichard Art Gallery is featuring work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the exhibit “Intervention.” A closing reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 21. Read more

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted 4/7/2021 8:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 7, 2021 — Two University of Idaho students were selected from a pool of 5,000 candidates nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more

Idaho Team Develops DNA-Based Forecasting Framework to Assist in Species Recovery

Posted 4/6/2021 4:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 6, 2021 — A University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University study published in Restoration Ecology demonstrates how genomic data could be used in conservation efforts, specifically translocation, or the moving of plants and animals from one location to another. Translocation is a key component of many conservation plans. Read more

Vocal Ensemble Chanticleer to Wrap Up Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 4/2/2021 4:51:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 2, 2021 — The final virtual performance of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series (ACMS) 2020-21 season will feature the vocal ensemble Chanticleer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, via Zoom. Read more

Fraudulent Purchasing Claims Disguised as Official U of I Business

Posted 4/1/2021 9:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 1, 2021 — The University of Idaho has recently become aware of an internet scam involving someone improperly impersonating the university’s purchasing department in an effort to purchase large quantities of various types of goods. Emails have been sent to numerous vendors from email addresses ending in “unidaho-edu.com,” which is NOT a University of Idaho email address. Read more

Courtroom Drama Covers the Fall of Oscar Wilde

Posted 3/30/2021 4:27:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 30, 2021 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” by Moisés Kaufman, April 23-May 2. Read more

U of I’s Student Alumni Board to Host Easter Egg Hunt April 3

Posted 3/29/2021 6:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 29, 2021 — The University of Idaho’s Student Alumni Relations Board invites children up to age 12 to the Alumni and Friends Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, on the Administration Lawn near the Hello Walk. Read more

Global Refugee Crisis to be Discussed During U of I Public Lectures

Posted 3/26/2021 5:39:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 26, 2021 — The causes and effects of mass human displacement — refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people throughout the world — will be the focus of this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program at the University of Idaho Tuesday, March 30, and Thursday, April 1. Read more

One-Night-Only Reading Spotlights Gay Rodeo in ‘That Damn Horse’

Posted 3/25/2021 5:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 25, 2021 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts, Department of History and the LGBTQA Office present a one-night-only livestream reading of “That Damn Horse: Stories of the Gay Rodeo” at 6 p.m. Pacific time Saturday, April 10. Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Presents Free Virtual Concerts

Posted 3/22/2021 4:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 22, 2021 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present a free virtual concert featuring the GRAMMY-nominated St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Read more

Winning Participants of 2021 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Earn Avista Scholarships

Posted 3/12/2021 7:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 12, 2021 — Four participants at this year’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will receive scholarships to the University of Idaho from the Avista Foundation for their outstanding performances. Read more

U of I Students Earn Top Awards for Theater Work

Posted 3/5/2021 9:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 5, 2021 — Three University of Idaho theatre students were honored with top awards during the recent virtual Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Read more

U of I Art and Architecture Faculty Host Virtual ‘Walk Through’ of Prichard Displays

Posted 3/5/2021 7:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 5, 2021 — Faculty in the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture will host a virtual “walk through” of artwork on display at the Prichard Art Gallery 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 8, via Zoom. Read more

CHS Foundation Gift Supports U of I Efforts to Expand Precision Agriculture Education

Posted 3/5/2021 5:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 4, 2021 — The University of Idaho plans to create a precision agriculture education certificate program and offer a workshop this summer to help high school teachers include new developments in their classes. Read more

U of I Women in Agriculture Project Wants to Hear From Idaho Farm and Ranch Women

Posted 3/4/2021 4:29:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 3, 2021 — Women are essential to Idaho farms and ranches, and a new University of Idaho online survey explores opportunities and challenges they face. Read more

U of I Exhibit’s Dresses Illustrate Fashion’s Westward Migration

Posted 3/4/2021 4:24:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 3, 2021 — Pre-Civil War to Gilded Age dresses and other apparel displayed on the University of Idaho campus through Thursday, March 11, offer glimpses of fashion’s evolution over five decades more than a century ago. Read more

U of I Presents Unconventional Morality Play ‘Everybody’

Posted 3/1/2021 5:53:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 1, 2021 — The 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Everybody" asks the question, "Who or what goes with us when we die?” Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by KT Turner, a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Idaho, the play is presented by the Department of Theatre Arts March 5-14, in livestream performances. Read more

WinField United Licenses Chinook, New U of I Winter Canola With Herbicide Resistance

Posted 2/25/2021 6:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 24, 2021 — A Midwest-based company recently licensed a new, herbicide-resistant winter canola variety developed by retired University of Idaho plant breeder Jack Brown and colleagues as a new crop option for wheat growers. Read more

Palouse Pollinator Summit Planned for Feb. 24-25 With Focus on Present, Future

Posted 2/18/2021 10:29:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 18, 2021 — A Pollinator Summit planned online by University of Idaho Extension for Feb. 24 and 25 will focus on pollinators and their habitats on the Palouse and beyond. Read more

Johanna Kalb Named Dean of U of I College of Law

Posted 2/12/2021 7:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 16, 2021 — Johanna Kalb, law faculty from Loyola University and Yale graduate, has been named the next dean of the University of Idaho College of Law. She will begin in May. Read more

Two-Day World Music Celebration Features Free Concert and Workshop

Posted 2/12/2021 7:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 12, 2021 — The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music presents World Music Celebration 2021, Feb. 19-20. This year’s event is free and broadcast live from Haddock Hall on the U of I Moscow campus. Read more

University of Idaho, Idaho State, Boise State Students to Compete in Statewide 3MT Event

Posted 2/10/2021 5:24:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 10, 2021 — It’s tough to distill an 80,000-word thesis into a three-minute presentation. But graduate students from around the Gem State are slated to do just that during a virtual competition. Read more

Breastfeeding Mothers Produce COVID-19 Antibodies Capable of Neutralizing Virus

Posted 2/9/2021 9:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 9, 2021 — Breastfeeding women with COVID-19 do not pass along the SARS-CoV-2 virus in their milk but do transfer milk-borne antibodies that are able to neutralize the virus, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of Idaho reported. Read more

U of I Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibit Opens Feb. 11 at Prichard Art Gallery

Posted 2/9/2021 5:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 9, 2021 — The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery’s annual exhibit of work from faculty in the College of Art and Architecture opens Thursday, Feb. 11, with varied work that celebrates faculty members’ creative activity and scholarly research. Read more

U of I’s Lionel Hampton School of Music Among Top Three in National Rankings

Posted 2/3/2021 8:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 2, 2021 — The University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music is among the top three best music schools in the country, according to an online ranking system. Read more

$2 Million Northwest Farm Credit Services Gift Supports U of I Agricultural Programs

Posted 2/2/2021 5:45:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 2, 2021 — Major research and education programs, scholarships and a new minority student organization will benefit from a $2 million gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services to the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more

Former U.S. Ambassador, Foreign Policy Expert to Speak Feb. 9

Posted 2/1/2021 9:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 1, 2021 — Former United States Ambassador Robert P. Jackson, an expert on Africa and foreign affairs, will deliver a free, public address titled “U.S. Diplomacy in Africa” at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, Feb. 9. Read more

Online Class Seeks to Build Southern Idaho Farm and Ranch Women’s Business Skills

Posted 1/29/2021 7:05:00 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Jan. 29, 2021 — University of Idaho Extension will offer Southern Idaho Annie’s Project, a six-week, online course, to help Southern Idaho farm and ranch women to become better business owners and partners beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9. Read more

NPR Media Correspondent to Speak Feb. 4 During U of I Media Ethics Symposium

Posted 1/26/2021 9:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 26, 2021 — David Folkenflik, who covers the media for NPR, will deliver the keynote lecture during the University of Idaho’s Oppenheimer Media Ethics Symposium at 4 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, Feb. 4. Read more

U of I Political Science Department Receives $1 Million for Endowed Professorship

Posted 1/22/2021 5:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 22, 2021 — University of Idaho students interested in learning about East Asian politics will have a new course of study beginning in 2022, thanks to a $1 million endowment from a U of I alumnus and former student body vice president. Read more

U of I Presents Free Virtual Reading of ‘Her Sister’

Posted 1/21/2021 11:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2021 — What happens to those whose stories are never told? The play “Her Sister” explores identity in the face of loss and meaning in suffering though the mind and memory of Margot Frank, the older sister of perhaps the most famous Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. Read more

University of Idaho to Hold Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

Posted 1/20/2021 7:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 20, 2021 — Edward Onaci, associate professor of history and African American and Africana studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will present the University of Idaho’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address at 5 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Read more

Women’s Center Awarded Nearly $300,000 for Violence Prevention

Posted 1/19/2021 7:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 19, 2021 — The University of Idaho Women’s Center received the continuation of a $299,944 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to fund the Campus Violence Prevention Project. Read more

Auditorium Chamber Music Series Offers Spring Events

Posted 1/15/2021 7:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 15, 2021 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present events this spring featuring world-renowned artists St. Lawrence String Quartet and Chanticleer. Read more

Confluence Lab, Partners Address Pacific NW Justice Issues with $4.5 Million Grant

Posted 1/14/2021 10:02:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 14, 2021 — The University of Idaho Confluence Lab, University of Oregon and Whitman College were awarded a three-year $4.52 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute (PNJFI) that will address racial and climate justice issues. Read more

Band, Orchestra Students Invited to Participate in World Premiere Composition

Posted 1/14/2021 5:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 14, 2021 — The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) invites all ninth through 12th grade band and orchestra students throughout the United States to perform in a virtual world premiere composition created by U of I Professor Dan Bukvich. Read more

Lactating Grizzly Bears Use Cooling Baths to Avoid Heat Stress, U of I Study Finds

Posted 1/13/2021 6:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 13, 2021 — Taking a bath to relieve stress isn’t unique to humans. Bears do it too, and although they appear to enjoy taking a dip, it likely functions to help them cool down. Read more

Idaho Potato Conference Moves Online Jan. 19-21

Posted 1/13/2021 6:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 12, 2021 — The 2021 Idaho Potato Conference will move online to offer farmers and other participants in the industry the opportunity to benefit from educational and research reports. Read more

Idaho Beef Council Invests in Industry’s Future With $250,000 Research Endowment

Posted 1/12/2021 6:14:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 12, 2021 — The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) announced today a $250,000 gift to the University of Idaho to expand research aimed at strengthening consumer trust in beef production. Read more

U of I Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Spring Season

Posted 1/4/2021 11:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 29 — The deadline for video auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2021 spring theatre season is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including members of the Palouse community. Read more

L-C Valley Healthcare Foundation Funds U of I Extension Mental Health Training

Posted 12/23/2020 5:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 22, 2020 — A grant from the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation will help University of Idaho Extension expand mental health first-aid training and suicide prevention efforts across the state. Read more

University of Idaho Offers Energy-Saving Tips During Holidays, Time of Working From Home

Posted 12/22/2020 6:25:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Dec. 22, 2020 — During this holiday season, and as many people find themselves working from home due to the pandemic, the University of Idaho Boise’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL), which is dedicated to the development of energy-efficient buildings, offers a few energy-saving tips. Read more

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Posted 12/21/2020 9:44:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 21, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is bringing back its popular holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens for one night only at 6 p.m. PST, Wednesday, Dec. 23. Read more

Students Take Their Science Learning Outdoors During Pandemic

Posted 12/17/2020 10:07:00 PM

McCALL, Idaho — Dec. 17, 2020 — In the wake of this year’s pandemic, children from one Idaho school district are getting plenty of fresh air — and teacher time. Read more

Approximately 600 Graduate from University of Idaho; Virtual Commencement Dec. 12

Posted 12/10/2020 9:58:00 PM

More than 577 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 592 degrees for the fall semester, which ends Dec. 18. Read more

Student-Led Projects Supported by Sustainability Center

Posted 12/9/2020 5:58:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 9, 2020 — Four student-led projects focusing on improving campus sustainability received funding from the University of Idaho Sustainability Center. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Turns Focus to Student and Faculty Shows

Posted 12/8/2020 9:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 8, 2020 — Student and faculty work will be the focus of shows at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery in 2021. Read more

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