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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

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

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

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

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’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

Torrey Lawrence Named Provost and Executive Vice President

Posted 12/7/2020 5:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 4, 2020 — After a national search and consideration of five finalists, Torrey Lawrence has been named the Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Idaho. He has served in this role on an interim basis since April. Read more

Three Music Students Take Top Honors at Statewide Competition

Posted 11/23/2020 10:34:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 23, 2020 — Three students from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music took top honors in a recent statewide music competition. Read more

Nuclear Reactor Testing Device Opens Doors to Safer Energy in Idaho and the Nation

Posted 11/19/2020 6:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 18, 2020 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls researchers have verified a new process to save communities millions of dollars and speed up development of the world’s first Molten Salt Nuclear Battery (MsNB), a nuclear energy reactor to generate heat and produce electricity. Read more

U of I Sessions Offer Election Analysis

Posted 11/16/2020 6:53:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 13, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium plans two sessions next week at which faculty experts will offer analysis and commentary about the 2020 general election. Read more

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Posted 11/16/2020 6:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 16, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents livestream performances of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, Dec. 4-13. Read more

U of I, Partners Receive More Than $2M in DOE Nuclear Research Funding

Posted 11/13/2020 7:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 12, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $2 million in nuclear research funding to three projects in partnership with University of Idaho College of Engineering faculty. Read more

U of I Researchers Help Introduce First-Of-Its-Kind Arctic Animal Database

Posted 11/10/2020 8:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 10, 2020 — Two University of Idaho College of Natural Resources faculty, a student and a former U of I researcher are among the authors of an Arctic animal research paper that introduces a first-of-its-kind database and was published this week in Science, the premier scientific journal in the United States. Read more

U of I Joins Elite List of Institutions to Achieve Full Animal Care Accreditation

Posted 11/9/2020 8:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 9, 2020 — The University of Idaho has joined an elite list of land-grant institutions to earn full accreditation from an international organization that recognizes commitment to quality animal care and science. Read more

‘Exercises in Passivity’ Is on Display at the Prichard Through Dec. 31

Posted 11/6/2020 9:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 6, 2020 — The work of Seattle, Washington-based artist James Coupe is on display at the Prichard Art Gallery through Thursday, Dec. 31, in an exhibit titled “Exercises in Passivity.” Read more

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

Posted 11/4/2020 9:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 4, 2020 — The community is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony to honor military members and veterans at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, on the northwest lawn of the University of Idaho Administration Building on the Moscow campus. Read more

University of Idaho Public-Private Partnership Creates Investment for Students, Research

Posted 11/2/2020 10:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 2, 2020 — The University of Idaho will lease its steam plant and utility system to a concessionaire as part of a public-private partnership (P3) that will allow investment in student access, success and research initiatives for the next half-century. Read more

New Eclectic Album by U of I Music Director Releases Nov. 1

Posted 10/30/2020 9:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 30, 2020 — Saxophonist Vanessa Sielert, director of the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music, and Catherine Anderson, a Northwest-based collaborative pianist and former U of I professor, have released their first solo album, “duality.” Read more

Neave Trio Virtual Concert Begins Auditorium Chamber Music Series 2020-21 Season

Posted 10/27/2020 7:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 27, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of outstanding performances this season with three ensembles for concerts beginning this fall. Read more

Full-Time U of I Enrollment Down 3%; Decrease Greater with Dual-Credit and Non-Degree

Posted 10/20/2020 7:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 20, 2020 — Overall enrollment at the University of Idaho for Fall 2020 is 10,791. This is a 9.5% decrease overall. Much of the decrease comes from a decline in dual-credit students – high school students who are enrolled for credit – of 584, and non-degree students. This was unexpected and most likely due to COVID-19. Read more

Registration Is Open for Virtual High School Design Day

Posted 10/19/2020 5:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 19, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture invites high school students to experience student life as an emerging designer during High School Design Day, offered virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic Saturday, Nov. 7. Read more

University of Idaho Earns $30K from Dairy West to Support Sports Nutrition

Posted 10/14/2020 8:46:00 PM

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2020 — Dairy West has awarded the University of Idaho $30,000 as part of the Sports Nutrition Partnership Grant. Read more

Virtual Conversation with Common Read Author is Oct. 20

Posted 10/6/2020 9:26:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 6, 2020 — The community is invited to a virtual conversation hosted by the University of Idaho featuring the author of the book selected as the Common Read for 2020-21. Read more

U of I Presents Free Virtual Workshop Reading of ‘Happy Mess’

Posted 10/2/2020 6:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 1, 2020 — How important is happiness to you? What are you willing to sacrifice in the pursuit of happiness? Read more

USDA Leader Charts Ag’s Future as U of I Celebrates Idaho Ag Oct. 9

Posted 10/1/2020 8:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 1, 2020 — A top U.S. Department of Agriculture leader will explore the promise of new technologies and innovative practices for the nation’s agricultural production and its future capability during the University of Idaho Celebrating Idaho Agriculture event Friday, Oct. 9. Read more

Chief Marketing Officer Named at University of Idaho

Posted 10/1/2020 4:38:00 PM

Teresa Koeppel, now global director for communication, marketing and engagement for Compass Group at Google, has been appointed chief marketing officer for the University of Idaho, as well as executive director of University Communications and Marketing. Read more

University of Idaho Homecoming Marches on Amid COVID-19

Posted 9/30/2020 9:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 30, 2020 —While the 112th homecoming at the University of Idaho in October may have a bit of a “stay-at-homecoming” feel due to the pandemic, several activities are planned to make the celebration meaningful and fun. Read more

U of I Chemistry Professor Earns Fulbright to Research, Teach in England

Posted 9/24/2020 4:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 24, 2020 — A University of Idaho chemistry professor whose work includes building calcium sensors for NASA recently earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and do research at Great Britain’s University of Exeter. Read more

University of Idaho Team Lands EPA Grant to Develop, Improve Clean Water Machine

Posted 9/23/2020 8:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 23, 2020 — A University of Idaho research team will test new technologies to help control harmful algae blooms by removing their most common cause from lakes and streams from coast to coast. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant to Research Indigenous-Based STEM Education

Posted 9/23/2020 5:12:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 23, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers and partner institutions have received a total of $739,619 in National Science Foundation collaborative research grants to address the under-representation of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and workforce. Read more

U of I Presents Adult Dark Comedy ‘The Revolutionists

Posted 9/22/2020 9:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 22, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents livestream performances of “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, Oct. 23-Nov. 1. Read more

Fear of Coronavirus Results in Negative Psychological Health, U of I Study States

Posted 9/22/2020 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 22, 2020 — Extended periods of quarantine result in depression and fear of the coronavirus has a negative psychological effect on people, according to a recent University of Idaho study. Read more

Idaho’s Physician Shortage Spurs Support for Medical Students at U of I

Posted 9/21/2020 5:59:00 PM

Guest column by John Huckabay: This fall is the first time medical students at the University of Idaho will benefit from the D.A. Huckabay M.D. WWAMI Scholarship Endowment. When I set up the Huckabay Scholarship Endowment in 2019, I did so knowing that Idaho needs physicians, that the U of I is an ideal place for future physicians to start training and that offsetting debt is critical to their success. Read more

Animals' Susceptibility to Coronavirus Subject of U of I Research

Posted 9/17/2020 11:13:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 17, 2020 — Whether coronavirus can use farm animals or North American bats as intermediate hosts to spread the novel pathogen SARS-CoV2 is being explored by three University of Idaho researchers. Read more

Funding to Assist U of I’s ‘New Beginnings for Tribal Students’ Project

Posted 9/16/2020 5:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2020 — Degree attainment for tribal students at the University of Idaho received a boost thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Read more

U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series Returns for 34th Season

Posted 9/15/2020 8:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 15, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series has brought concerts and educational performances by some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse since 1986. Read more

U of I Moves Up 42 Spots in Value Ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Posted 9/15/2020 4:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 14, 2020 — The University of Idaho is the highest-ranked public institution in the West on a list of Top 50 Best Value colleges released today by U.S. News & World Report. U of I is the third-highest ranking public institution nationally on the same list, having climbed 42 spots over last year to No. 37. The top 50 Best Value colleges list contains 46 private institutions. Read more

U of I Boise to Re-Open for In-Person Classes Sept. 28

Posted 9/15/2020 4:37:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Sept. 15, 2020 — University of Idaho Boise will re-open for in-person classes Monday, Sept. 28. The U of I Boise facilities to re-open include the Idaho Water Center and the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center in downtown Boise. Read more

National Project Led by University of Idaho Tackles Virus Threats to Potato Industry

Posted 9/11/2020 8:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 11, 2020 — A University of Idaho-led team will tackle a pair of viruses that cause major losses to the potato industry. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery to Display Art from U of I Students

Posted 9/10/2020 8:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 10, 2020 — The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts recipients in the exhibit “In-Between Places,” opening to the public on Friday, Sept. 11. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, there will not be an opening reception. Read more

Moscow Drive-In Returns Sept. 12 at U of I

Posted 9/10/2020 4:48:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 10, 2020 — The ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center parking lot will again be transformed into a drive-in movie theatre Saturdays through Halloween for the community to enjoy. Read more

CAA Partners to Launch Program to Acknowledge Cultural Diaspora in Idaho

Posted 9/9/2020 7:07:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture has entered into a partnership to help conceptualize a home for a museum in Boise dedicated to telling the story of diaspora groups — people who have been forcibly removed or dispersed from their homelands. Read more

U of I to Hold Campus Safety, Suicide Awareness Events

Posted 9/9/2020 5:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2020 — 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. Read more

U of I Research Team Earns Nearly $6M to Battle Lyme Disease, Surging Tick-Borne Illnesses

Posted 8/31/2020 5:33:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 31, 2020 — University of Idaho researchers are leading a nearly $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) cooperative agreement, using large and complex data sets to improve prediction and response measures for tick-borne diseases. Read more

Popular U of I Parma Fruit Field Day Shifts Strategy

Posted 8/27/2020 11:42:00 PM

PARMA, Idaho — Aug. 27, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s annual Pomology and Viticulture Program Fruit Field Day in Parma is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but research updates will still be shared. Read more

U of I to Hold Virtual Auditions for Fall Theatre Productions

Posted 8/24/2020 4:54:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts will hold virtual auditions for fall productions on Saturday, Aug. 29. Read more

U of I’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moves to Worldwide Virtual Event in 2021

Posted 8/20/2020 6:17:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s 54th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival set for Feb. 25-27, 2021, will be a special virtual event, enabling students from around the world to perform and learn from the brightest stars in jazz. Read more

U of I Receives $1.9M Grant to Assist First-Generation College Students, Those with Disabilities, from Low-Income Homes

Posted 8/18/2020 8:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 18, 2020 — The University of Idaho has received a five-year renewal grant of $1.9 million to assist first-year college students, students with disabilities or those from low-income families. Read more

Former Canadian Prime Minister, Leader of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ICAN to Keynote 2020 Borah Symposium

Posted 8/18/2020 3:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 17, 2020 — Lectures for the 2020 Borah Symposium at the University of Idaho — featuring a former Canadian prime minister and the leader of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — will be online due to the coronavirus. Read more

U of I Accepts 110 Transfer Students from Concordia Law, Largest Number of Law School Transfers in the Western U.S.

Posted 8/14/2020 6:29:00 PM

BOISE — Aug. 14, 2020 — The University of Idaho College of Law will grow this fall by 110 students, rendering the transfer of Concordia Law students and the largest-ever transfer for a western law school. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grant of Nearly $11M for Biomedical Research Modeling

Posted 8/13/2020 4:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 13, 2020 — The University of Idaho has secured a grant of nearly $11 million from the National Institutes of Health to support continued modeling for biomedical research at U of I’s Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). Read more

‘Communicating Fire’: University of Idaho Project Enhances STEM Learning with Wildfire Stories

Posted 8/12/2020 4:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 11, 2020 — In an effort to provide Idahoans with a better understanding of wildfire in Idaho, University of Idaho researchers are bringing together the voices of people on the landscape who view fire from a variety of perspectives. Read more

Nomura Appointed Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Posted 8/11/2020 7:00:00 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 11, 2020 — Christopher Nomura will become the University of Idaho’s vice president of research and economic development on Oct. 1, 2020. Read more

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