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UI Women's Center Stages 'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 18-20

Posted Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women’s Center is presenting its annual V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” Feb. 18-20 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Advance purchase tickets are $8 for students and $10 general admission. Tickets are available at the UI Women’s Center, located in Memorial Gym, and Eclectica. Tickets at the door are $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Read more

UI Scientist Helps ‘Weigh’ Saturn’s Brightest Ring

Posted Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:35:00 -0800

A recent study from NASA's Cassini mission proves that, in the mysterious and beautiful rings of Saturn, appearances can be deceiving. Researchers led by University of Idaho assistant professor of physics Matthew Hedman “weighed” the central parts of Saturn’s most massive ring for the first time, and the results suggest the ring is much less massive than some researchers had expected. Read more

Wine, Limiting Meat and Enjoying Meals May Contribute to Longer Lives

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:39:00 -0800

What’s the key to living to be 100? Fresh foods, limited meats, lots of vegetables, a little wine and taking the time to enjoy your meals. Read more

UI Researchers: The U.S. Must Address the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Wildfire

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The United States must make preparing for and adapting to wildfire a top national priority, says a team of University of Idaho researchers and their international partners in a paper published today in the journal BioScience. Read more

Registration Now Open for UI Coeur d’Alene’s Nonprofit Leadership Seminar Series

Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will launch its spring semester series for nonprofit organizations beginning March 3. Nonprofit leaders and employees can learn from some of the best nonprofit leaders in the community, from organizations like United Way of Kootenai County, St. Vincent De Paul and more. Read more

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Festival

Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:51:00 -0800

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 49th annual festival, Feb. 24-27, 2016. Each year about 400 volunteers fill over 700 shifts help to make the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival possible. Volunteers help manage student performance sites, transport artists and assist with general setup. Volunteers have the opportunity to earn free evening concert tickets: Every four hours of work is equal to one evening concert ticket of the volunteers’ choice. Volunteer registration is open to community members, students, faculty and staff. Read more

Rebecca Love Kourlis to Address Civil Courts at Denton Darrington Lecture

Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:46:00 -0800

The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government will be held at 5 p.m. MST, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) in Boise. A welcome reception and tours of the ILJLC will begin at 4 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more

UI Offers Workshops, Films, Performances for Black History Month

Posted Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:30:00 -0800

In commemoration of Black History Month, the University of Idaho is offering campuswide activities to celebrate and honor the many achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to the economic, cultural, spiritual and political development of the United States. Read more

Chinese, Nepalese Musicians Perform at UI World Music Celebration

Posted Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music and Confucius Institute in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences are joining together to present the 2016 World Music Celebration on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, 2016.
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Prichard Art Gallery Hosts Invitational Exhibition and Art Auction

Posted Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery is now displaying work for its Biennial Invitational Exhibition and Auction. The pieces, which feature a variety of national, regional and local artists, will be offered to the public at auction on Friday, Feb. 5, with proceeds benefiting the gallery. Read more

UI Researchers Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Test for Tasty Sagebrush

Posted Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:01:00 -0800

A joint research team from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources, Idaho State University, Boise State University and Washington State University will conduct research on sagebrush habitat using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Lemhi County Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 1-3. Read more

‘Tightrope’ Opens Feb. 3 at Forge Theater

Posted Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:35:00 -0800

University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the play “Tightrope” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3-6 and 2 p.m., Feb 6-7 at the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Avenue, Moscow. Admission is free for UI students and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door, 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

UI Offers Doctorate Degree for Higher Education Professionals

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:21:00 -0800

Professionals working in higher education can maximize their potential to influence change and promote their institution through a doctorate program offered by the University of Idaho.
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UI College of Ag Plans New Veterinary Education Approach, Center Closure

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:33:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will close the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center near Caldwell to adopt a new approach for educating veterinary students that relies on veterinary faculty placed throughout the state to work more directly with livestock producers and university facilities.
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UI President Addresses Idaho Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben today addressed members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in Boise. Staben outlined the university’s funding priorities for the upcoming year and provided a summary of UI’s impact on the state’s economy, its students and its communities. Read more

Columnist Leonard Pitts to speak Feb. 18 at University of Idaho

Posted Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:29:00 -0800

Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. is the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium at the University of Idaho. This year’s event will begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

Economic Modeling Study Outlines UI’s $1.1 Billion Contribution to Idaho

Posted Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho contributes $1.1 billion to Idaho through the development of a well-educated workforce, consumer spending, start-up and spin-off company impact, research expenditures, and other factors, according to a study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The $1.1 billion total, representing 1.9 percent of the Idaho economy, is an increase from 2012’s estimate of just under $1 billion. Read more

Danish Ambassador, Middle East Expert to Speak at UI Feb. 2

Posted Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:45:00 -0800

Danish Ambassador Rolf M.H.P. Holmboe, an expert on the Middle East and foreign affairs, will be visiting the UI campus from Feb. 1-4, 2016, as this year’s Distinguished Practitioner of International Affairs through UI’s Martin Institute.
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Theater Professor Presents "RED" for Prichard Art Gallery Fundraiser

Posted Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:17:00 -0800

Without Décor, a play reading series created by local playwright and UI theater professor Robert Caisley, will present the Tony Award-winning play "RED" on Jan. 29-30 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow. The event is a fundraiser for the Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

Chinese Artist Showcases Women, Children and Folklore During Show and Seminars Series

Posted Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute presents Qin Bailan’s silk scroll paintings exhibition “Chinese Women and Children from History and Folklore,” Feb. 15-19 at the University of Idaho Boise, Idaho Water Center, Room 120 (322 E. Front St, Boise). Read more

UI Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble Hold Free Concert Feb. 11

Posted Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho, Idaho Falls and College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Lionel Hampton School of Music are delighted to present Cool Night, Hot Music on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
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CLEO Pilot Program to Bring More Diverse Students to UI College of Law

Posted Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:20:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Law is one of four law schools around the nation participating in a new program aimed at increasing diversity among law professionals. Read more

Rebecca Shepard Joins UI as Senior Director of Marketing

Posted Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:35:00 -0800

University Communications and Marketing is pleased to announce that Rebecca Shepard joined the University of Idaho as the new senior director of marketing on Dec. 21, 2015. Read more

UI Honors Alumni for Distinguished Records of Achievement and Service

Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three Vandals for long-term dedication and service to the university and association during its annual Silver and Gold alumni honoree reception on Jan. 26 at the Zions Bank building in Boise. Craig Olson, James H. Ritter, Lou Aldecoa and Debra Ujiiye will receive the Silver and Gold Awards, Jim Lyle Award and Honorary Alumni Award, respectively. Read more

Avista Partners with UI Engineering on Don F. Kopczynski Grand Challenge Scholars Endowment

Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Engineering and Avista Corporation are launching a unique endowment to support students pursuing the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century Read more

College of Art and Architecture Launches First Online Planning Course

Posted Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:18:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture (CAA) Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program is offering its first fully online course, “Planning Methods.” Read more

2016 Jazz Festival Commemorative Buttons Now on Sale

Posted Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival commemorative buttons are on sale now in celebration of the 2016 festival. Button holders receive discounts at more than 30 local businesses between Jan. 15 and March 15. The buttons are required for entry into select festival workshops during the Jazz Festival, Feb. 24-27. Read more

UI Representatives Offer Free Session on Paying for College Jan. 19

Posted Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:55:00 -0800

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, the University of Idaho will host Enroll Idaho events at select locations across the state. The events will be hosted by local UI Extension Offices and run from 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific/7-8:30 p.m. Mountain time. The free, one-night information sessions are open to high school seniors, their parents or guardians, and high school teachers and staff. Read more

UI Extension Welcomes Hundreds of Children to Moscow for FIRST LEGO League Tournament

Posted Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:29:00 -0800

About 300 children between the ages of 9 and 14 will come to Moscow on Saturday, Jan. 16, to participate in the FIRST LEGO League Trash Trek Challenge and Northern Idaho State Championship Tournament. Read more

UI Women's Center Receives Grant for Women's Film Series

Posted Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Women’s Center received a grant to support a film series highlighting gender justice and equity issues. Each film will be shown on the last Monday of the month beginning this month through April at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow. Read more

Award-Winning Writer Lia Purpura Visits UI on Jan. 20

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:00:00 -0800

Award-winning essayist and poet Lia Purpura will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, as part of the University of Idaho English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Purpura will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Vandal Ballroom at the Bruce M. Pitman Center, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Read more

Grasses are Economic, Low-Emission Biofuel Crops, but Not a Fit for the West

Posted Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:50:00 -0800

A new nationwide study shows that perennial grasses are economical biofuel crops to meet U.S. fuel goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions – but the West will have to contribute to the biofuels market in ways other than grasses. Read more

UI Economists: Idaho Ag’s Fortunes Ebb as Milk and Crop Receipts Fall

Posted Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:30:00 -0800

Ranked third nationally in milk production, Idaho’s agricultural fortunes rise and fall on a white tide. In 2015, milk prices ebbed and milk revenues fell to $2.4 billion, down a third from 2014. Read more

UI McClure Center Study Sheds Light on State’s Low Go-On Rate

Posted Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:00:00 -0800

Results of a new University of Idaho study released today begin to shed light on why nearly half of Idaho’s high school graduates do not go immediately on to postsecondary education. The statewide survey, “Life after High School,” will help higher education leaders across the state better understand why Idaho continues to fall at or near the bottom of all states for college “go on” rates.
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Alicia Garza, Co-Creator of Black Lives Matter Movement, Speaks in Moscow Jan. 15

Posted Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:13:00 -0800

Social justice activist and co-creator of the Black Lives Matter hashtag and movement Alicia Garza will be the keynote speaker at the University of Idaho, and she will speak at Moscow Middle School, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day. Read more

Cuba Journal Offers Three-Month Internship through UI Hemingway Festival

Posted Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:18:00 -0800

Undergraduate students nationwide have the opportunity to compete for a new, paid three-month internship with the Cuba Journal, a digital newspaper launched in 2015 offering unbiased, in-depth reporting on all things Cuba.
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UI Theater Auditions for 'As You Like It' Open to All on Jan. 16

Posted Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:56:00 -0800

Auditions for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Science’s Department of Theatre Arts’ upcoming production of “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, adaptation and direction by Vinecia Coleman, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, in Moscow. Auditions are open to all. Read more

UI Architecture Students Take Honors in “Best Use of Idaho Wood” Design Contest

Posted Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Three University of Idaho architecture students were awarded top honors in a “Best Use of Idaho Wood” competition to design a hypothetical marketplace in Moscow, Idaho. The projects were judged on how their designs demonstrated a creative solution and knowledgeable application of integrated design and an innovative use of wood. Read more

13 Students Participate in College of Law Commencement Dec. 19 in Boise

Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:36:00 -0800

Thirteen out of 19 eligible law students walked in the hooding ceremony for their Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Read more

UI Grad's Documentary on Migrant Crisis Shows at Kenworthy Dec. 22

Posted Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:10:00 -0800

A documentary film about the trafficking and shipping of people across the Mediterranean Sea will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., in Moscow. Read more

UI Entomologists Expand Search for New Insect Pest into the Winter

Posted Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:00:00 -0800

The discovery three years ago of spotted wing drosophila in a Moscow homeowner’s cherry trees led University of Idaho entomologists to sample far and wide for the fruit-damaging vinegar flies. Read more

UI Renews Ties to Suffolk Sheep History with New Flock

Posted Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:52:00 -0800

University of Idaho animal and veterinary science students and faculty gathered at the Sheep Center near the Moscow campus on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The short finals week field trip offered a look at a flock of registered Suffolk sheep that is adjusting to its new home. Read more

UI Welcomes Kathy Barnard as New Alumni Executive Director

Posted Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce Kathy Barnard has been named the new executive director of Alumni Relations for the Office of Alumni Relations and University of Idaho Alumni Association, effective Jan. 19, 2016. Read more

Four UI Women Among Idaho Business Review’s Top 50 Women of the Year

Posted Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:14:00 -0800

Four University of Idaho employees are among the Top 50 Idaho Business Review Women of the Year for 2016. Cori Mantle-Bromley, dean of the UI College of Education; Terri Muse, assistant dean for external relations at the UI College of Law in Boise; SeAnne Safaii-Waite, associate professor of family and consumer sciences for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UI Boise and UI Coeur d’Alene; and Barbara Zanzig Lock, director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and lecturer of tax law at the UI College of Law in Boise, are among the top 50 Women of the Year. Read more

MLK Jr. Art and Essay Contest Seeks Student Work on Social Justice

Posted Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:20:00 -0800

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Essay contest is now accepting submissions. For the second year, this annual contest offers cash awards for essays and artwork in response to a prompt exploring equality and social, racial and ethnic justice.
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UI’s Student-Run Radio Station KUOI’s Celebrates 70 Years on Dec. 9

Posted Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:55:00 -0800

KUOI 89.3 FM, the University of Idaho’s student-run radio station, will celebrate its 70th anniversary at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The party is free and open to the public. Read more

Vandal Brand Meats' Christmas Hams A Holiday Tradition For 45 Years

Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:58:00 -0800

For the 45th year, students in the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are partnering with Vandal Brand Meats to bring flavorful, regionally produced hams to holiday tables around the Northwest. Read more

UI College of Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibit Opens at Prichard Art Gallery Dec. 11

Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:01:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery will present its annual College of Art and Architecture faculty art exhibit, celebrating faculty members' creative contributions in the community. The exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 11, and will run through Saturday, Jan. 17. The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the gallery. Read more

UI Faculty Jazz Sextet Palouse Jazz Project Release First Album

Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:16:00 -0800

The Palouse Jazz Project, the faculty jazz sextet of the Lionel Hampton School of Music, recorded its first album in June 2015. This project was a culmination of nine years of collaboration and involved the performance of original compositions and arrangements by members of the ensemble. The recording was mixed and edited by Dave Bjur at the Washington State University recording studio, and mastered by Vincent LaBelle at Boom! in Seattle. Read more

Three UI students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad

Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:22:00 -0800

Three 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 during the 2015-16 academic term. Read more

UI Architect Students Focus on Wood in Architecture Design Awards Dec. 7

Posted Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:45:00 -0800

Architectural designs by University of Idaho students featuring local wood will be on display from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in the Commons Clearwater Room. The projects will be judged on site and awards given during a luncheon hosted by UI’s College of Art and Architecture. The event is open to the public. Read more

2016 Borah Symposium will Focus on Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century

Posted Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:30:00 -0800

The University of Idaho’s Borah Foundation located in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has announced the date and theme for the 2016 Borah Symposium. This year’s event runs Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6, 2016, and will discuss “Waging Peace.” Read more

Vandal Poem of the Day Brings Daily Dose of Poetry to Community

Posted Thu, 03 Dec 2015 07:54:00 -0800

The University of Idaho this month is launching a public poetry project — Vandal Poem of the Day — to bring relevant, contemporary poetry to UI students and the broader community. The poems will be published daily at Read more

Join UI Jazz Choirs for Annual Holiday Concert

Posted Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:50:00 -0800

Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one by joining the University of Idaho Jazz Choirs on Friday, Dec. 11, inside the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center for their annual holiday concert. Read more

UI Extension New Workshop Series Focuses on Helping Aspiring Small Farmers

Posted Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:00:00 -0800

Helping a new generation of farmers take root is the focus of a new University of Idaho Extension project, which will offer a workshop series beginning Jan. 14, 2016 focused on how to start a small farm or ranch. Read more

Math Conference Draws Educators from Throughout Panhandle to Templin’s Resort

Posted Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:06:00 -0800

The Region 1 Idaho Regional Mathematics Center will host its annual Regional Academy on Mathematics and Science Education for instructors and administrators Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, at the Red Lion Templin’s Resort Hotel in Post Falls. Read more

TEDxUIdaho Accepting Applications for April 2016 Event Speakers

Posted Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will host its second licensed TED event in 2016. Called TEDxUIdaho, the daylong conference is themed “Cultivating Curiosity” and will feature 16 to 20 presentations, ranging in length from three to 18 minutes, as well as a showcase of local businesses and vendors. Read more

UI Awards 714 Degrees at Fall Commencement Ceremony

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:43:00 -0800

Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 714 degrees in December at the University of Idaho fall commencement ceremony. Candidates applied for 464 baccalaureate degrees, 183 master’s degrees, 60 doctoral degrees and seven specialist degrees.
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UI Accepting Nominations for 2016-17 Common Read

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho has opened nominations for a book to be the centerpiece of the 2016-17 Common Read program. Suggestions should be sent by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, to
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UI’s Student Holiday Print & Ceramics Sale will be held Dec. 3

Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:51:00 -0800

In association with Visual Arts Community and Vandal Printmaker’s Guild, the University of Idaho Art and Design Program will host the second annual Student Holiday Print & Ceramics Sale from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Prichard Gallery, 414 S. Main St., in Moscow.
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UI Extension Sets 2015 Snake River Sugar Beet Conference, Dec. 9-10, in Boise, Burley

Posted Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800

It will be all about sugar beets during University of Idaho Extension’s annual Snake River Sugar Beet Conference planned for Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Boise and Thursday, Dec. 10, in Burley. Read more

UI Names New Director of the Integrated Design Lab in Boise

Posted Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:17:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce Elizabeth Cooper has been named the new director of the College of Art and Architecture’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) based at UI Boise. Cooper is also an associate professor of architecture. She started in her new role in October. Read more

UI Fan Zone Damaged By Storm, Dismantled Early

Posted Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:14:00 -0800

The Idaho Fan Zone, the temporary event facility on the University of Idaho campus, sustained significant damage during Tuesday’s wind storm. The structure will be taken down prior to the last Vandal home football game Nov. 28. Read more

Dietetics Students Develop Healthy Takes on Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:41:00 -0800

Students in the University of Idaho’s dietetics program in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences want you to bring a little healthy, Vandal flair to your holiday table next week. Read more

Idaho High Schoolers Learn Water Resource Science with Support of EPA Grant

Posted Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:25:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is extending the Confluence Project, a program that helps North Idaho high schoolers learn scientific skills while studying water resource issues in their own communities, with a new grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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UI Extension Offers Ag Outlook Seminars Dec. 8-10 in Fort Hall, Burley, Caldwell

Posted Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:23:00 -0800

Farmers and agriculture-related business people can get a sense of what the next year may bring during Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars offered by University of Idaho Extension on Dec. 8-10, 2015, at Fort Hall, Burley and Caldwell. Read more

UI Sustainability Center Announces Annual Student-Led Grant Recipients

Posted Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has awarded grants totaling $10,000 to eight student-led sustainability projects. The center’s student-led grant program facilitates student engagement in building campus sustainability. This is the 10th year of the grant awards. Since its inception in 2006, the program has distributed more than $129,000 to increasing sustainability on campus and the community. Read more

Giant Puppets, Generosity and Redemption Star in UI’s “Christmas Carol”

Posted Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:48:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts will present Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic beginning Dec. 3, 2015. Read more

Body Image Activist to Speak at UI Campus Wednesday

Posted Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:04:00 -0800

University of Idaho alumna and body image activist Amy Pence-Brown is bringing her message of self-love and acceptance to campus this week. Read more

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Festival

Posted Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0800

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 49th festival, to be held Feb. 24-27, 2016. Each year, approximately 400 volunteers help manage student performance sites, transport artists and assist with general setup during the festival. VolunteerHub is now open to community members, students, faculty and staff volunteers. The site includes job descriptions and general information about volunteering for the festival. Read more

University of Idaho Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Posted Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:19:00 -0800

The University of Idaho is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations initiative grant. Haiqing Sheng, a UI research scientist, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “CRISPR-Cas9 directed bacteriophage treatment of EPEC diarrhea.” Read more

UI Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of WADA Report on Russian Doping

Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:46:00 -0800

The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has released a report implicating Russia for allegedly operating a huge state sponsored doping program affecting the London 2012 Olympics. The alleged incident could lead to the banishment of Russia from the 2016 Olympics.
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UI Landscape Crew Takes Steps to Protect Evergreens from Holiday Grinches

Posted Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:20:00 -0800

Any holiday grinches eyeing the stately evergreens on the University of Idaho campus as a source for their Christmas cheer should be wary: The trees pack a smelly surprise. Read more

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Performance Registration Open for 2016 Festival

Posted Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:28:00 -0800

Middle and high school jazz bands and choirs still have time to register for the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, happening at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 24-27, 2016. Read more

UI Offers Free Thanksgiving For Students, Families Nov. 25

Posted Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:28:00 -0800

— For the second year, the University of Idaho is offering a free Thanksgiving meal to students and their families who will be staying in the Moscow area over the holiday break. Read more

UI Increases Enrollment in Key Areas and Boasts Record High in National Merit Scholars

Posted Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:06:00 -0800

The University of Idaho reported increases in new resident undergraduate and new international student enrollment for fall semester 2015 and a significant increase in dual-credit student enrollment over fall semester 2014. Enrollment in UI’s WWAMI program is also up for fall 2015. In addition, UI enrolled 23 National Merit Scholars in the fall 2015 semester, bringing the total overall National Merit Scholar enrollment to 78 students, surpassing last year’s record number. UI now enrolls more National Merit scholars than any public university in the Northwest. Read more

Sign-Up Night, New Urban Interface Club Begins a New Year of 4-H

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:51:00 -0800

The Kootenai and Shoshone county 4-H programs will host a sign-up night at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2015, for those area youths wishing to participate in 4-H activities this year. The event will be held in Building 3 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. Youths ages 5-18 may choose from traditional offerings like robotics, sewing, forestry and animals. A new offering this year is the Urban Interface Backyard and Beyond Club. This special interest club is for youths who may not have access to farm animals, but still want to experience the fair. Read more

UI Professor’s Studies of Animal, Human Movement Featured at Science Pub hosted by the Palouse Discovery Science Center

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:29:00 -0800

Leaping kangaroos, galloping grizzly bears and sprinting Paralympic athletes have more in common than you’d expect: They all provide insight into the ways animals, including humans, move through their environments. Read more

UI Observes Veterans Day with ROTC Fun Run, Sunrise Service

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:29:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will honor the service and sacrifice of our community veterans and military service members with several activities in observance of Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
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Award-winning Writer Alex Kuo to read at Book People on Nov. 17, 2015

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:42:00 -0800

Award-winning writer Alex Kuo will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2015, as part of the University of Idaho English Department’s Visiting Writer series. Kuo will give a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Book People of Moscow. A book signing will follow.
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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Artist Lineup

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:39:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will celebrate its 49th year with an engaging lineup of world-renowned artists and jazz professionals in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 24-27, 2016, including the popular group Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, who will close out the festival. Read more

Media Advisory: Enroll Idaho Initiative Takes Go-On Message Statewide

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, the University of Idaho will hold enrollment events in more than 40 locations across the state. Called Enroll Idaho, these events welcome high school juniors and seniors, their families and friends and high school officials to attend an informational session about the Idaho State Board of Education's new Direct Admissions program, the value of higher education, how to pay for college, as well as the programs offered by UI. Read more

UI Dance Program Presents ‘Rising Momentum” Nov. 5-8

Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:21:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Dance Program presents its fall concert, “Rising Momentum,” this weekend. The concert includes eighteen dancers performing works by four UI dance faculty members — Belle Baggs, Anna Keller, Melanie Meenan, Rachel Winchester — and guest artist Nhan Ho of Sacramento, California. The show encompasses a range of high-energy, athletic ideas and dance styles, including contemporary modern and ballet. Read more

Idaho Treasure Award to Honor Tom and Jo Ann Trail

Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:03:00 -0800

The University of Idaho will honor two former employees and loyal Vandals with the Idaho Treasure Award on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The honor recognizes retired university faculty and staff members and their family for their contributions of leadership and service to the university. Read more

UI Confucius Institute to Expand Programs to Boise

Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:29:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will open its doors in Boise in January 2016. With a mission to promote the teaching and learning of Chinese culture and language, the Confucius Institute offers a broad array of programming at UI and in local communities. Read more

UI Hemingway Festival Director to Introduce Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Nov. 13

Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:34:00 -0800

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr, author of “All the Light We Cannot See,” returns to Moscow on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, as part of the Everybody Reads program, hosted by the Moscow Public Library.
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Media Advisory: President Chuck Staben to Speak at Grangeville High School Nov. 10

Posted Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will speak at an assembly for seniors at Grangeville High School about the importance of higher education and achieving post-secondary training. The visit is part of UI’s Enroll Idaho initiative, which includes hosting informational meetings in most counties across Idaho on Nov. 10. The Enroll Idaho event for Idaho County will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday also at Grangeville High School. All high school juniors, seniors, parents, friends and media are invited to attend. The Idaho County event will be hosted by College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean Andrew Kersten. Read more

Campus Recreation Offers Community First Aid Training

Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:44:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Campus Recreation Office is offering a community first aid workshop on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The workshop includes American Heart Association Heartsaver training, including adult and child first aid, CPR and AED training. The cost for UI students is $50 and $60 for non-students. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Recreation Center on UI’s Moscow campus.
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International Puppeteer Hosts IRT Benefit Nov. 14

Posted Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:29:00 -0800

Internationally renowned puppeteer Gabriel Ponti will give a special benefit performance for Idaho Repertory Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the University of Idaho’s Hartung Theater. Admission is $7.50 per person and free for UI students. Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow and by phone at (208) 885-6465. Seating is limited to 200 people and advance purchase is strongly encouraged.
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Award-Winning Poet Allison Joseph Visits UI on Nov. 11

Posted Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Award-winning poet Allison Joseph will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as part of the University of Idaho English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Read more

Forest Researcher Secures $1.2 Million for Bioenergy Research

Posted Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:42:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is a partner in a $4.9 million grant from a joint bioenergy development program of the Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. UI will use its $1.2 million portion of the award to study and maximize disease resistance in poplar species and hybrids productivity while minimizing ecological impacts on the surroundings. Read more

UI Celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November

Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with events throughout the month of November that celebrate and honor the political and cultural contributions of Native peoples both past and present. Read more

UI Partner in $1.2 Million Grant to Lead New Food Safety Center to Help Farmers, Processors

Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:33:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will lead efforts across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska through a newly funded $1.2 million food safety center to help small and midsized farms and food processors improve food safety.
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UI Women in Engineering Day to Inspire and Challenge Future Vandals

Posted Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Engineering will hold its annual Women in Engineering Day on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Women in Engineering Day is a one-day workshop for female high school students, grades 11-12, designed to introduce students to academic and career options in engineering and computer science. Read more

University Communications Hires New Director of Communications

Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:15:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Jodi Walker has been appointed to the position of director of communications, effective Nov. 9, 2015. As the director of communications, Walker will report to the executive director of Communications and Marketing and manage the university’s day-to-day media operations and message development, as well as set and develop long-term strategic communications goals. She will serve as a principal UI spokesperson and will work closely with media organizations.
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Women’s Center Hosts ‘F-Word’ Live Poetry Slam Nov. 5

Posted Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:33:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Women’s Center will hold the fifth “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

UI, WSU Professors Explore Farming on Mars in Science Study Guide

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:17:00 -0700

If University of Idaho food scientist Helen Joyner were part of a mining mission to Mars and knew she’d be growing and eating three crops the entire mission, she’d grow potatoes, soybeans and corn. Deciding which crops to take to Mars is the essence of a case study Joyner and colleague Michael Allen, a Washington State University astrobiologist, prepared for science teachers. Joyner is a teacher and researcher in UI’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and based in the School of Food Science, which is operated jointly by UI and WSU.
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Copper Plate Engravings Highlight Mapmaking History at GIS Day

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:40:00 -0700

A presentation by Will Stettner of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will feature copper plate engravings that were used to reproduce USGS topographic maps until the early 1940s. The engravings, which were acquired recently from the USGS by the University of Idaho Library, are exceptional examples of mapping history that will help to preserve part of Idaho’s history and culture. Read more

UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

UI to Lead $240,000 Grant Project to Provide Solutions for Wildfire Hazards

Posted Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:27:00 -0700

Wildfire threats to homes, property and livelihoods are growing rapidly as urbanized areas in Idaho develop into the wildland-urban interface (WUI). University of Idaho faculty members will contribute to wildfire hazard planning in the WUI with a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Landscape Scale Restoration Project and the Idaho Department of Lands.
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