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Uranus May Have Tiny, Undiscovered Moons, UI Researchers Say

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have spotted patterns in Uranus’ rings that hint at the presence of two tiny, previously undiscovered moonlets orbiting the solar system’s seventh planet. Read more

UI Unveils Plans for New Arena in Moscow

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho today unveiled plans to construct the Idaho Arena, a 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and a university community gathering place for academic events, concerts and meetings. Read more

The Numbers Speak Loudly About the State of the UI

Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Official overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho increased to 11,780 for fall 2016, up 3.6 percent from 11,371 in fall 2015. Enrollment this fall is higher than it was when President Chuck Staben joined UI in 2014. And it is the first overall enrollment increase since 2012. Enrollment is up in several key areas including first-time undergraduate (resident and non-resident) and underrepresented students. Read more

Graduate Debt, Employment Rates Bumps College of Law into Top 10 for Value

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:46:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law was named the No. 8 best value law school in the country by preLaw Magazine this month. The college rose from being listed as an “A- Best Value School” on the annual list to breaking in the Top 10 this year. Over 200 law schools were considered for this recognition. UI was boosted by a decrease in debt load among its graduates and an increase in post-graduation employment outcomes. Read more

Alumni Relations Hosts Meet and Greet with Campus History Book Authors

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Relations is hosting a Meet the Author event featuring UI’s newest publication “University of Idaho: The Campus History Series,” written by Katherine G. Aiken and Erin Passehl-Stoddart. Read more

College of Engineering Inducts Class of 2016 Academy of Engineers

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The College of Engineering will induct eight members into its Academy of Engineers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the annual Academy of Engineers induction ceremony in the Whitewater/Clearwater Rooms of the Idaho Commons. The Academy of Engineers, now in its sixth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are recognized for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and a lifetime commitment to advancing the quality of life through service to the profession and society. Read more

$1.2 Million Grant Helps Native American Students Complete Teaching Degrees

Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

A dozen Native American students will get the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education. Read more

Invasive Plants Conference in Boise Includes Focus on Rush Skeletonweed

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

One of Idaho’s toughest weed invaders will be a focus for the The Northern Rockies Invasive Plants Council when it meets in Boise, Oct. 17-20.
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Art Supplies Found in UI's Excavation of Boise’s James Castle House

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0700

Nearly 40 years after his passing, objects found at the residence of Boise artist James Castle (1899-1977) are shedding light on his life and how he created his art. Over the last week, University of Idaho faculty, students and alumni conducted an excavation of the world-renowned artist’s former residence with the hopes of reclaiming pieces of Castle’s life. Read more

$500,000 Grant Funds Research into River Restoration and Elementary STEM Program

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:51:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Engineering researchers received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how plants help streambeds clean pollutants and the impact of vegetation in river restoration. In addition, the grant will help the UI team to develop a STEM curriculum for fifth and sixth graders.

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Saturday’s Fan Zone Pre-Game Celebration Canceled

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Due to forecasts of heavy rain and high winds, the Idaho Fan Zone will not be held before Saturday’s home football game against New Mexico State University. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.

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UI Receives Federal Recognition for Service-Learning, Community Efforts

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0700

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Idaho has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its service-learning and community efforts. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Hosts Free Fall Drama Camp for Youth

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho student chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) and the Department of Theatre Arts are offering a free six-week drama camp for youths ages 8 to 18. The camp runs from 6- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 30. Registration forms are available at

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UI Suspends Fraternity

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Fraternities and sororities have partnered with the University of Idaho on campus since 1905 and have set high expectations for the behavior of their members - expectations that are outlined in their national charters.
The University of Idaho has been made aware of allegations that one member of our fraternity and sorority life system, Delta Sigma Phi, has engaged in behavior that is inconsistent with its own national charter as well as the university’s policies and expectations for conduct on our campus. As such, Delta Sigma Phi has been suspended from all University of Idaho activities pending the conclusion of an investigation and review process.
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UI Architecture Students, Forest Service Unveil Sandpoint-Area Snowmobile Warming Hut

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:40:00 -0700

Snowmobilers, snowshoers and others who enjoy playing in the woods during North Idaho’s winters have a new place to warm up thanks to a joint project between the U.S. Forest Service and University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture (CAA). Read more

UI Researchers Examine Waste Reclamation and Reuse in Idaho

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Manure, byproducts of food processing, and other agricultural and aquacultural materials are often considered to be waste. However, the University of Idaho Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), in collaboration with industries across the state, is beginning a project to help Idaho view and use these nutrients as a resource. The National Science Foundation awarded the CRC nearly $3 million over the next three years to support the ReFEWS project, which will map Idaho’s opportunities for managing nutrients across landscapes for improved resilience in food, energy and water systems, known as FEWS. The project will focus on the Upper Snake River Watershed, which includes Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the surrounding counties, but also will incorporate other sites across Idaho with an eye to improving community and human well-being. Read more

Host Organizations Wanted for Volunteer Event

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is seeking volunteer organizations to host student volunteers during Make a Difference Day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Read more

Internationally Renowned Engineer and Scientist Speaks at UI Boise Oct. 14

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Internationally recognized environmental engineer Jörg Imberger will give a presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe Room, 322 E. Front St, Boise.

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President Chuck Staben: UI Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho joined a growing number of entities to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day Monday. “I’m proud of our students for driving this conversation forward, and I accept their resolution as part of our commitment to all students and to strong relationships with all our tribal partners,” said UI President Chuck Staben at a ceremony held Monday morning by the Native American Student Center. “I hope this day can provide an opportunity for our entire campus to come together in a spirit of inclusion and understanding.” Read more

Deviant Septet Continues UI Auditorium Chamber Music Series' 30th Anniversary Season

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700

For the second concert of its 30th anniversary season, the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will present Deviant Septet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. This contemporary chamber ensemble features clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass and percussion. Read more

Study: Human-Caused Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fire Area

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the past three decades, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Idaho and Columbia University. Read more

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

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded the Women’s Center at the University of Idaho $298,466 to fund the Campus Violence Prevention Project.
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Festival Theme for 50th Anniversary

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate 50 years of bringing world-renowned artists and jazz professionals to Moscow on Feb. 23-25, 2017. This year’s festival theme — “Grounded in Tradition. Breaking New Ground.” —comes with great excitement as the festival returns to the Lionel Hampton School of Music within UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The organizational change allows the festival to refocus on its long history of music education.
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Yeast Gene Rapidly Evolves to Attack Viruses, Researchers Find

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University of Idaho and the University of Colorado Boulder reveals another way that yeast species can help our species: by demonstrating how viruses interact with their hosts, and how hosts may evolve to fight back. Read more

China in the Treasure Valley Series Talks About Local Students’ Travels to China

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

College of Idaho professors Jeff Snyder-Reinke, history, and Rob Dayley, political economy and Asian studies, will be the speakers at the China in the Treasure Valley series presented by the University of Idaho Confucius Institute. Read more

UI Researchers part of $3M Grant for Columbia Basin Food, Energy, Water Needs

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers will bring a law and policy perspective to a Washington State University project studying how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River Basin.

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UI Theatre Arts Hosts Halloween Costume Sale Oct. 6-7

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is helping the community get ready for Halloween by hosting a costume sale from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Read more

UI Archaeologists to Begin Excavation of Boise Artist’s Former Home

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

For nearly 70 years, Boise artist James Castle (1899-1977) created drawings, books and illustrations as a way to understand and communicate with the world. Castle was deaf and mute, but his art spoke volumes. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, a group of University of Idaho archaeologists will begin uncover what else the famous artist’s life might have to say. Read more

Grand Opening of New Lake Lab at UI Coeur d'Alene Features Tours, Speaker

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute will celebrate the grand opening of its new Lake Social Ecological Systems Laboratory, or LaSES, from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way.
Faculty and student researchers at the LaSES lab will study North Idaho lakes’ interacting natural systems and how they affect — and are affected by — the human communities around them. The lab will work closely with local and regional groups, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Read more

UI-Led Research Team Investigates How Plants Respond to Drought

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

A team of scientists led by Daniel Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, met in September at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to answer questions about how plants transport water.
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Computer Science Students Light up Theophilus Tower Tonight

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will present its TowerLights Extravaganza in the south facing windows of Theophilus Tower after the homecoming fireworks show tonight, Sept. 30. Read more

UI Supports Area Nonprofits with Idaho Charitable Giving Events

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is proud to be a participant in the Idaho State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign. This annual statewide effort works to raise funds for the 501(c)3s around Idaho to support their vital work. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Deconstructs Medea Myth in “Medea: Her Story”

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department presents “Medea: Her Story” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13-15, 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 23 in the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is free for UI students, $10 for seniors, UI staff and faculty and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at the Hartung door beginning 60 minutes before curtain or by calling UI Theatre Arts at 208-885-6465. Read more

Seventh Annual Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The Palouse French Film Festival returns to Moscow for a seventh year this October. The communitywide movie series features four weekly films and is presented by the Washington State University Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, the University of Idaho Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.

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UI Rangeland Center Hosting Annual Fall Forum and Field Tour

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Rangeland Center will be hosting the Rangeland Fall Forum on Oct. 20 in Caldwell, Idaho. The theme of the forum is “Summit to Stream: Managing Rangelands is a Watershed Affair,” and will focus on practices for thoughtful management of rangeland watersheds. Read more

Vandals Go for the Gold for Homecoming Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating its 108th Homecoming Week Sunday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 1. Read more

Researchers Find Law Enforcement Use of Military Equipment Program Varies Nationwide

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The federal government’s 1033 program allows the U.S. Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, from armored vehicles to M-16 rifles to office furniture. A team of geographers in the University of Idaho’s College of Science has found that agencies across the nation access this program at different rates, and likely for reasons tied to location.

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International Agriculture Trade Expert Daryl Brehm to Speak at UI

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Daryl Brehm, recently retired deputy administrator for foreign service operations of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, will speak at the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as part of UI’s Martin Forum. Read more

UI Researchers Use Proof and Argument to Help Teachers, Students in Mathematics

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho mathematics and education researchers will work with teachers across the Northwest beginning this fall to explore the success of a method for improving mathematics learning in eighth grade. The four-year project examines teaching and learning math with and through viable argumentation.

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UI Hosts Sexual Assault Educator Juliette Grimmett Sept. 23

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho welcomes sexual assault survivor, advocate and educator Juliette Grimmett to campus 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Idaho Commons Horizon and Aurora rooms.

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Earlier Scholarship, Financial Aid Priority Date Give Families Early Notice of Financial Aid

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

This year, students applying to the University of Idaho will be able to plan for college costs and know their admissions status months earlier than in previous years. Read more

UI Hosts Take Back the Night Rally and March Sept. 22

Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center is partnering with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus partners to host Take Back the Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the E.J. Iddings Agricultural Science Building Room 106. Read more

UI Raises More than $440,000 During Inaugural Vandal Giving Day

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho alumni and donors gifted an impressive $441,313 to help student scholarships and programs during the university’s inaugural Vandal Giving Day on Sept. 13-14. Read more

30th Season of Auditorium Chamber Music Series Begins with Prima Trio

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series brings some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians to the Palouse. Its 30th season will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when The Prima Trio, gold medal winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, presents a concert of works for clarinet, violin and piano by Mozart, Piazzola, Khachaturian and others. Read more

Economic Development Summit Tackles Local Governments’ Ability to Innovate

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host Breaking Barriers: Idaho Local Government Economic Development Summit on Oct. 11 at the Boise Centre.

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UI Receives $2.8 Million Grant to Explore Online PreK-12 Teacher Development

Posted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Education, in partnership with the University of Rochester in New York, was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 program to provide teachers in rural school districts access to innovative online professional learning experiences in mathematics. Read more

UI Latinx Speaker to Discuss Gender Outside Masculine, Feminine

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho welcomes social justice writer Jack Qu'emi to campus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom as part of Latino/Latina/Latinx Heritage Month.

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UI Confucius Institute Renews Sponsorship of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Riverfront Park will shine brightly with nearly 40 illuminated displays and thousands of lights as the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Spokane this week. Read more

China in the Treasure Valley Seminar Brings Together Ancient Philosophy and Modern Science

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:30:00 -0700

You Qiang, professor of physics and nuclear engineering at the University of Idaho, will talk about I-Ching, an ancient Chinese philosophy, and its relationship to modern science. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Idaho Water Center Legacy Pointe room. Read more

University of Idaho, Idaho Bar organize Constitution Day events for Moscow, Boise

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Law and the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar will observe Constitution Day this week, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. Read more

UI Joins National Effort to End Campus Violence for Safety Week Sept. 18-23

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will join 50 campuses across the nation on Sunday, Sept. 18, in a systematic effort to end campus violence as part of the annual “I Got Your Back” Safety Week, Sept. 18-23, 2016. Read more

Dunk a UI Administrator During Vandal Giving Day

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho employees, students and community members will have the opportunity to send UI employees for a swim during the inaugural Vandal Giving Day, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Read more

‘We Got Your Back’ 5K Supports Suicide Prevention Programs

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Counseling and Testing Center is hosting a “We Got Your Back” Suicide Awareness 5K run and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Student Recreation Center. Read more

UI Theatre Arts Presents Staged Reading: “The Road Through Damascus”

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department presents three staged readings of “The Road through Damascus,” a quirky love letter to the odd charms of a small town and its unique inhabitants, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at The Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Avenue, Moscow. The reading is free for University of Idaho students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

UI Parma Fruit Field Day Features Fruit Sampling, Research Sept. 16

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, grapes, plums, persimmons and pluots will provide a few of the temptations at the University of Idaho Pomology Program’s Annual Fruit Field Day Friday, Sept. 16, near Parma. Read more

UI Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded Full National Accreditation

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Education’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services (RCHS) program has been awarded full national accreditation for an additional five years by the Council on Rehabilitation Education, the accrediting body for master’s degree programs in Rehabilitation Counselor Education. Read more

UI Names New Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Dean Kahler has accepted the position of vice provost for strategic enrollment management, effective Oct. 17, 2016.

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Daughter of Vietnam POW to Speak at UI POW/MIA Ceremony Sept. 16

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Naval, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army ROTC programs will honor those who have sacrificed for our country at the 2016 POW/MIA Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16. Read more

UI Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts ‘No Más Bebés’ Free Documentary Screening Sept. 7

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of the documentary “No Más Bebés (No More Babies),” 7 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Read more

Researchers Find Rapid Evolution is Aiding Cancer-Stricken Tasmanian Devils

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of the world’s Tasmanian devils have died of a contagious cancer that spreads when the animals bite each other. Read more

Idaho Volleyball Remains Perfect

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The Vandals battled through some ups and downs against the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, closing out their stay at the UNM Invitational with a hard fought 3-2 win (25-27, 25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11). Idaho leaves the tournament with its first 3-0 start to the season since starting 5-0 in 2004. Read more

UI Researchers Identify How Climate Has Led to Beetle Outbreaks in Iconic Trees

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Temperature increases caused by climate change were a major factor driving the outbreak of mountain pine beetles that killed whitebark pine trees across millions of acres in and around Yellowstone National Park in the early 2000s, according to a new study by University of Idaho researchers and their partners. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI Celebrates $3.2 Million Infrastructure Upgrade

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

On Thursday, Aug 25, the University of Idaho and Coeur d’Alene-based fiberoptics company Fatbeam will celebrate a $3.2 million donation of high speed fiber optics and internet access to UI’s Research Park in Post Falls.
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UI FEMFest to Honor Struggle for Women’s Equality Aug. 26

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The public is invited to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on the University of Idaho campus during FEMFest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, on the Idaho Commons Plaza. Read more

Idaho Fan Zone Returns for Sept. 1 Home Football Game

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites fans to celebrate the Vandal spirit at the Idaho Fan Zone before the Thursday, Sept. 1, home football game against Montana State University. Read more

Two TRIO Programs Receive Combined Nearly $580,000 in Annual Grants

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho programs have received U.S. Department of Education grants worth more than half a million dollars combined. The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) received a $236,900 annual grant and Talent Search received a $342,720 annual grant.
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More than 1,000 UI Students to Attend Palouse Community Service Events

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

More than 1,000 University of Idaho students will spend the first Saturday of their college careers serving the Palouse community. First-year students are partnering with local businesses and organizations for UI’s Serving Your New Community (SYNC) event Saturday, Aug. 20. Service events are divided into a morning session 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session 1-3:30 p.m.
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UI Implements Tobacco-Free Policy Statewide

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:30:00 -0700

In order to provide a healthier and cleaner atmosphere for the entire Vandal community, the University of Idaho has enacted a tobacco-free policy for its statewide locations. Read more

Civil Engineering Professor Erik Coats Receives Prestigious Wastewater Award

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho civil engineering professor Erik Coats has been selected to receive the 2016 Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal by the Water Environment Federation, a technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals and associations from around the world.
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UI ROTC Honors Cadets for Summer Training Accomplishments Aug. 31

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Army ROTC program will honor 20 cadets who spent their summer participating in training and leadership courses.
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Digital Video Display Opens at Prichard Art Gallery Aug. 19

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The worlds of architecture and technology merge at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery as Andy Behrle’s “hydrodome” exhibit opens Friday, Aug. 19.
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Zip into New Academic Year with Palousafest Street Fair and Concert Aug. 20

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

New and returning students are invited to experience the University of Idaho campus from the seat of a zip-line harness at the Palousafest street fair and concert on Saturday, Aug. 20.
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Research Team: We Need a National Habitat Conservation System

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Research led by the University of Idaho indicates the U.S. needs a comprehensive plan to protect our ecosystems and the variety of plant, animal and insect species that live in them. Led by Jocelyn Aycrigg, a conservation biologist in the College of Natural Resources, and including J. Michael Scott, UI emeritus professor, the large research team published these findings last week in the journal BioScience. Read more

Paint the Palouse to Paint Three Houses in Moscow Aug. 27

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Students from the University of Idaho will improve the lives and homes of three households on the Palouse during Housing and Residence Life’s 26th annual Paint the Palouse community service project. Read more

UI Recognized with Two Awards at the CASE ASAP Convention

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at the 43rd Annual Network Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, with two awards. A total of 14 Network Award in five categories were presented. Winners were chosen from over 400 applications.
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Vandal Spirit Friday Kicks off 2016-17 Athletic Season Aug. 19

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The Moscow community and all Vandal fans are invited to attend Vandal Spirit Friday, the kickoff event for the 2016-17 athletic season. Read more

Boise Farmers Mobile Market, UI Extension Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 7-13

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:30:00 -0700

Fresh produce for less and more nutritious meals for families will be the focus of a Boise Farmers Mobile Market stop at Boise’s Franklin Grove Apartments from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, as part of a state and national celebration of farmers markets. Read more

UI Kimberly Bean Field Day Explores Planting, Weed Control Strategies Aug. 18

Posted Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Weed control, planting strategies and irrigation management are key topics during a University of Idaho Bean Field Day planned Aug. 18 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Read more

UI Launches Two New Online Courses in Bioregional Planning Program

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Bioregional Planning and Community Design program has announced two new online course offerings this fall — “Introduction to Planning,” and “Sustainable Development.” The courses are the second and third to launch online in response to the need for supplemental planning education in communities throughout Idaho. The first course, “Planning Methods,” was held last spring. Read more

Two UI Diversity and Civil Rights Leaders Promoted to Permanent Positions

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has promoted two UI employees to permanent leadership positions of units in which they have been interim leaders. Read more

Idaho Teachers to Learn and Share Coding Skills with UI Pilot Program in Nampa

Posted Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Four teachers from across Idaho and 20 Nampa middle school students will receive special training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during a week-long summer camp in Nampa. Read more

Native American TV Anchor, Activist Hattie Kauffman to Speak at UI Convocation

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will welcome back students, staff and faculty members on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, with its annual University Convocation ceremony. This year’s speaker is Hattie Kauffman, a well-known TV anchor and national correspondent. A member of the Nez Perce tribe, Kauffman was born in Grangeville, Idaho, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. Read more

Trees Along Perimeter Drive to be Removed for Safety

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and Avista are partnering the week of Aug. 1, 2016, to remove trees along Perimeter Drive. The trees are growing too close to Avista’s underground high pressure natural gas pipeline and pose a safety risk. Parking will not be available along the street during the work.
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Community Members Invited to Help Students Move in at UI

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

Housing & Residence Life would like to invite members of the Moscow and surrounding communities to help new students move in at the University of Idaho.
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UI, Inergy Solar Team Up on Portable Home Solar Power Project

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Pocatello, Idaho-based Inergy Solar is setting out to make a compact, portable solar energy system that can power an entire home, and University of Idaho researchers are providing their technological expertise to help make the product a reality. Read more

Four UI students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to Study Abroad

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:30:00 -0700

Four students from the University of Idaho have been selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad this summer or for the fall 2016-17 academic year. Read more

Pokemon 101: New UI Course Uses Pop Culture Games to Get Students Active, Involved

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

This fall, University of Idaho students will wander campus gathering Pokeballs and searching for Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Snorlax — and some of them will be doing it for credit. A new physical activity class, Pop Culture Games, will teach students about leading active lifestyles, building teamwork and exploring their communities through games like the megahit smartphone app Pokemon Go and the live-action game Humans vs. Zombies. Read more

Study: Cougars Could Reduce Number of Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions each year in the U.S., resulting in more than 200 deaths, over 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in vehicle damage, medical bills and road cleanup.
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Fiberoptics Company Fatbeam Donates Private Fiber Line to UI Cybersecurity Center

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Research Park received a technological boost this year thanks to local broadband fiber provider Fatbeam. Fatbeam, cofounded by Greg Green and Shawn Swanby in 2010, provides broadband access services to business enterprise, healthcare, education and government customers in the Western United States. Read more

$2.1 Million IGEM Grant to Make UI a Leader in Cyber Physical Control Systems Security

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers have received funding to help develop new methods of protecting the cyber systems that control Idaho and the nation’s critical infrastructure, everything from manufacturing to medical industries that rely heavily on control systems in their facilities. Read more

Wheat-focused Public-Private Collaboration Paying Off for UI

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s pioneering agreement with Limagrain Cereal Seeds, which forged links between the two in marketing and developing wheat varieties, will return $75,000 to the university this year, said Frank Curtis, the company’s executive vice president. Read more

UI Removes Cold War Era Water Storage Tank

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:15:00 -0700

On July 14, 2016, the University of Idaho removed an underground water storage tank as part of a project to refresh the courtyard in front of the Wallace Residence Center. Read more

UI, INL and Idaho Companies Partner to Expand Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry has great potential to help Idahoans with precision agriculture, natural resource monitoring, wildland fire management and more. The University of Idaho, two Idaho industry partners and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are joining forces to advance the state’s UAS capabilities and bring the technology to new customers. Read more

Anthropology Excavation Begins at Historic Fort Boise on July 18

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0700

Boise area residents can catch a glimpse into life in the mid-1800s during an archaeological dig being led by the University of Idaho this month at historic Fort Boise.
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24 UI Law Students Spend Summer Serving Public Thanks to Grant Program

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:30:00 -0700

This summer, two dozen students from the University of Idaho College of Law are serving the public interest pro bono, thanks to awards from the College’s Summer Public Interest Grant Program. Read more

Idaho Residents Receive Over $11 Million in Scholarships from UI

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is awarding more than $11 million in scholarship support to over 4,000 Idaho residents for the 2016-17 academic year, as part of President Chuck Staben’s commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable to all of Idaho’s residents.

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Twilight Tour at UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center Offers Family Fun

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:30:00 -0700

This year’s Twilight Tour July 20 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research and Extension Center is going deep, six feet to be exact, as part of a fun-filled evening of science geared to families.
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Northwest Knowledge Network Joins National Data System

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s Northwest Knowledge Network is now a member node of the National Science Foundation-funded Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE), giving UI researchers increased ability to share their data and access other scientists’ data around the world. Read more

UI Hosts Native American Students in STEM Prep Program

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Native American students are on the University of Idaho campus to flex their potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more

UI Parker Farm Field Day Reviews Wheat and Canola Breeding Efforts July 6

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Wheat breeding research, wheat variety trials, canola breeding, weed management, climate change research and food science will be featured during the University of Idaho’s Parker Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 6. Read more


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