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$20 Million Idaho Research Award Focuses on Genetics of Rainbow Trout, Sagebrush

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:19:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will share a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research aimed at uncovering and predicting how rainbow trout and sagebrush adjust to changing environments. The award, received through the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program, is shared with Idaho EPSCoR partners at Boise State University and Idaho State University and may help inform natural resource policies and management decisions throughout the American West. Read more

Speaker Series Looks at How to Advocate Effectively Before Local Government

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700

A law professor at the University of Idaho in Boise will provide ideas and templates for residents to have their voices heard by local government officials during a talk Oct. 4 in Boise. Stephen R. Miller will give a presentation titled “Advocate Effectively Before Your Local Government and Planning Commissions,” during the next Vandal Voices talk with the goal to help others effectively promote their interests to local government and planning commissions in the Treasure Valley. Read more

Take Back the Night Highlights U of I’s “I Got Your Back” Safety Month Activities

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:59:00 -0700

A rally and march to bring awareness to interpersonal violence and to spread the message that it will not be tolerated, Take Back the Night, will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, on the University of Idaho campus. The U of I Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities for the annual rally to show support for those affected by interpersonal violence. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 106 of the E.J. Iddings Agricultural Science Building in Moscow, part of “I Got Your Back” Safety Month at U of I. This event is free and welcome to all. Read more

U of I Confucius Institute Talk to Explain Confucianism in the 21st Century

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Confucianism and its presence in Asia and beyond will be the topic of a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the University of Idaho Boise Legacy Pointe room. Read more

Technology’s Effect on Peace and War Focus of 2018 Borah Symposium

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

The impact of technological advancement on peace and security is the focus of the 2018 University of Idaho Borah Symposium. Read more

U of I Confucius Institute Talk to Explain Confucianism in the 21st Century

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:59:00 -0700

Confucianism and its presence in Asia and beyond will be the topic of a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the University of Idaho Boise Legacy Pointe room. Anna Sun, associate professor of sociology and Asian studies at Kenyon College in Ohio and visiting professor at the Harvard Divinity School, will discuss “Global Confucianism in the 21st Century” as part of the University of Idaho Confucius Institute Day celebration. Read more

Technology’s Effect on Peace and War Focus of 2018 Borah Symposium

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:21:00 -0700

The impact of technological advancement on peace and security is the focus of the 2018 University of Idaho Borah Symposium. This year’s event is Oct. 8-10 and revolves around the theme “Pax Technologica” – “peace through technology.” Held annually since 1948, the Borah Symposium is dedicated to exploring new ideas for overcoming the obstacles to world peace. It is named in honor of former Idaho U.S. Sen. William Borah. Read more

We Got Your Back for Suicide Awareness 5K is Sept. 12 at U of I

Posted Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:40:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the greater campus community are invited to take part in the third annual We Got Your Back for Suicide Awareness 5K on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Moscow. Participants can run either a 5K (3.1-mile) run or 2K (1.3-mile) walk route around the Moscow campus, starting and ending at the Student Recreation Center. The race, a fun run to help support suicide awareness and bystander intervention as part of the “I Got Your Back” safety campaign, starts at 6 p.m. Registration costs $5 for students and $10 for non-students. The first 200 people to register are guaranteed a T-shirt. Read more

U of I Parma Pomology Program Sponsors Fruit Field Day Sept. 7

Posted Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Visitors who spend this morning, Sept. 7, at the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Pomology Orchard and Vineyard will learn by tasting the fruits of summer now heavy on the bough and vine Read more

U of I Research on Grain Stalks Aims to Reduce Crop Loss, Increase Revenues

Posted Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers are working with counterparts at the University of Kentucky and Clemson University to breed stronger plants as part of a four-year quest to increase grain yields and reduce crop loss. Read more

U of I Research on Grain Stalks Aims to Reduce Crop Loss, Increase Revenues

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers are working with counterparts at the University of Kentucky and Clemson University to breed stronger plants as part of a four-year quest to increase grain yields and reduce crop loss. Stalk lodging, when a grain stem snaps prior to harvest, is a serious problem in most grain crops and results in annual yield losses of approximately 20 percent. The problem arises as a result of factors ranging from high nitrogen levels to storm damage to disease and seed type. Read more

U of I Parma Pomology Program Sponsors Fruit Field Day Sept. 7

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0700

Visitors who spend Friday morning, Sept. 7, at the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Pomology Orchard and Vineyard will learn by tasting the fruits of summer now heavy on the bough and vine. The Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field Day typically draws hundreds to learn about new pomology practices, sample table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, quince, Asian pears and alternative fruits. Read more

Growth of Local Food Economy Focus of Oct. 18 U of I-Hosted Boise Conference

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Experts, advocates and educators for more vibrant local food systems will join Idaho community leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen local food economies during a conference Oct. 18 in Boise. Read more

Classics, Original Work Highlight U of I Theatre Arts’ 2018-19 Season

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

From comedies to classics, a bittersweet holiday musical to a wildly boisterous pirate adventure, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ new season has something to entertain everyone. Read more

Classics, Original Work Highlight U of I Theatre Arts’ 2018-19 Season

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:13:00 -0700

From comedies to classics, a bittersweet holiday musical to a wildly boisterous pirate adventure, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ new season has something to entertain everyone.
“This year’s season is particularly exciting because we’re celebrating the work of U of I professor and playwright Robert Caisley,” said Ann Hoste, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, part of U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Caisley will direct the West Coast premiere of his play “The Open Hand,” a script commissioned by the Clarence Brown Theatre and featuring incoming Assistant Professor Craig Miller, formerly the artistic director of the Sixth Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California. Read more

U of I Law Professors Available To Discuss Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 -0700

As hearings begin for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, University of Idaho College of Law professors are available to comment on the judge’s prior decisions and writings about issues and topics likely to be decided by the Supreme Court. The following experts are available to discuss Kavanaugh’s appointment. Video of them discussing the nomination is also available here. Read more

Growth of Local Food Economy Focus of Oct. 18 U of I-Hosted Boise Conference

Posted Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:00:00 -0700

Experts, advocates and educators for more vibrant local food systems will join Idaho community leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen local food economies during a conference Oct. 18 in Boise. The conference, Balancing Profitability and Access in Local Food Systems, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel at 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. University of Idaho Extension will host the conference with support from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Participants will explore economic approaches to cultivate a local food economy, create jobs and invigorate small farms and businesses. Read more

U of I Secures Funding to Support Sustainability at Northwest Food Processing Plants

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will work with food processors and suppliers in the Pacific Northwest to support reductions in their energy, water and waste footprints as part of a new Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant awarded to U of I and its partners around the state. The Idaho Department of Commerce recently released the first $700,000 installment of the $2.1 million grant earlier this month. An additional$1.4 million in funding is anticipated over the next two years. Professor Karen Humes, an expert in hydrology and geospatial science in U of I’s College of Science, will lead efforts to pilot, demonstrate and transfer technologies that will help food processors and producers reduce water and nutrient use, as well as recycle nutrients and other valuable byproducts. Read more

U of I Agricultural College Adds Organic Agriculture Center in Sandpoint

Posted Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:44:00 -0700

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has established a new presence in Sandpoint and Bonner County with the acquisition of the Sandpoint Orchard. The 48-acre property was acquired by U of I through a donation from Dennis Pence of Sandpoint and his family. He established the orchard to demonstrate agricultural opportunities in North Idaho. It will be known as the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center and be the first in the U of I system to focus on organic farming and organic-certified production systems. Read more

U of I Collaboration Brings Chinese Exhibit To Treasure Valley at the Library! at Cole and Ustick

Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:09:00 -0700

Chinese calligraphy workshops, crafts, music, story times and more than 50 children's picture books from China will be part of a cultural and book exhibition Tuesday, Aug. 28. through Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Library! at Cole and Ustick. The traveling exhibit is making a stop in the Treasure Valley thanks to a collaboration between the University of Idaho Confucius Institute and the Library! at Cole and Ustick. Read more

Story of 2016 Murder, Idaho LGBTQ Rights Told in “Gotts Point” Documentary Aug. 23

Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:42:00 -0700

A University of Idaho associate professor’s documentary that explores the 2016 murder of a gay man in southern Idaho, “Gotts Point,” will be screened Thursday, Aug. 23, in Moscow.



Steven Nelson, an openly gay man and U of I alumnus, was lured to Gotts Point near Lake Lowell in Canyon County, Idaho, in May 2016, where he was robbed, beaten and left for dead. He died shortly thereafter from cardiac arrest, but not before getting help and identifying his assailants to Canyon County sheriff’s investigators.

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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Explores Suppressed Queer Culture in Vintage Photography

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Artists Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour explore how historical photos suppressed queer culture in an exhibit that begins Thursday, Aug. 9, at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery. In several of the exhibit’s installations, Amundson and Gour manipulate vintage photos by removing subjects’ faces or eyes. They invite viewers to project themselves into the images to consider their own gender construction. In another installation, the artists combine portraits of two men, with one turned on his head, to disrupt conventions and consider what historical photography omits. Read more

Join Vandal alumni for an evening of S'mores

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Join Palouse Vandal alumni and friends on Aug. 15, 2018 for an evening of s'mores and fun. Read more

Reminder: UI is a Tobacco-Free Campus

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

In order to protect the health of all of our students, employees and community at large, the University of Idaho is proud to be 100 percent tobacco-free. Read more

Volunteers Needed for Housing and Residence Life Check-In

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Housing and Residence Life would like to invite you to be a part of our residence hall move-in event on Thursday, August 16. Read more

Advertising Executive, U of I Alumna Michelle Aragon Speaks at Convocation

Posted Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:03:00 -0700

University of Idaho alumna Michelle Aragon will commemorate the return of fall classes at U of I with a welcome back message Thursday, Aug. 16, during the University Convocation address at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. A graduate of U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, Aragon is the senior vice president of business solutions for MAGNA Global, a business unit of the advertising conglomerate Interpublic Group. The first person in her family to attend college, Aragon graduated from U of I in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and advertising from the School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM). While at U of I, she was a GEM of the Mountains yearbook editor and a member of JAMM’s National Student Advertising Competition team and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. More information on Aragon is available on the convocation website. Read more

Vandal Events Planned to Honor Jerry Kramer

Posted Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:37:00 -0700

University of Idaho legend Jerry Kramer will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 4, and Vandals around the country can gather together to watch the ceremony. Kramer will also be the guest of honor at this year’s Inland Empire Vandal Celebration Thursday, Aug. 23, in Coeur d’Alene. Kramer was a standout for the Vandals at guard and kicker and Idaho’s first All-American in 1956, adding first-team All-America accolades in 1957. He later played 11 seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 1958-68, was a five-time All-Pro and helped pave the way to five NFL Championships and wins in Super Bowls I and II. Read more

U of I Speaker Series Looks at Police’s Use of Lethal Force

Posted Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:23:00 -0700

Police-involved shootings across the country in recent years and the questions they’ve raised about when officers can use deadly force is the subject of the next Vandal Voices talk Aug. 16 in Boise. Professor Katherine Macfarlane, with the University of Idaho Boise College of Law, will lead the talk, “When Police Shoot to Kill: The Law and the Use of Deadly Force,” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 855 W. Broad St. No. 250. Read more

U of I Projects Selected for $1.28 Million in Grants Target Tech for Rangeland Management

Posted Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:12:00 -0700

GPS-collared cattle will soon roam ranches in southern Idaho and northeastern Oregon in an effort to better understand grazing patterns on large rangeland landscapes. The project, called “Deploying CERT” (Climate Engine Rangeland Tool), is led by University of Idaho researchers and is one of two related projects selected to receive a total of $1.28 million in grant funding by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services’ Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program. Read more

Scientific Study Releases Harmless Yellow-Green Dye into Fernan Lake

Posted Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:00:00 -0700

A yellow-green dye that will temporarily discolor the east end of Fernan Lake starting Thursday, Aug. 2, is harmless and part of a scientific study. Professor Frank Wilhelm with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho and his research team will inject the bright yellow-green fluorescent dye into the east end of Fernan Lake on two occasions between Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday Aug. 9, in an area adjacent to the lake’s east end lily pads. Read more

Edible Insects on Summer of Science Menu Saturday at Moscow Farmers Market

Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:49:00 -0700

Children will learn about food sourced from an uncommon form of livestock – edible insects – from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at the Moscow Farmers Market. Snacks ranging from chips to chocolate chip cookies made with cricket flour will be on the menu as part of the Summer of Science program sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and its Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology. Read more

Youth Stage Free U of I Performance of “Macbeth” in Moscow

Posted Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:30:00 -0700

A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will be staged at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at East City Park, Moscow. The production is the culmination of a three-week youth drama camp hosted by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts. Featuring 24 youth between the ages of 7 and 15, the 35-minute production explores themes of ambition, power and fate and is based on historical events from England, Scotland and Ireland. Read more

Rodney Atkins to Play First Day of Classes Concert at U of I

Posted Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:31:00 -0700

Academy of Country Music (ACM) award winner and recording artist Rodney Atkins will headline a concert for returning University of Idaho students and the greater Palouse community Monday, Aug. 20, on the first day of fall semester classes. Atkins is a six-time ACM nominee and 2006 winner for Top Male Vocalist. His hits include “Farmer’s Daughter,” “If You’re Going Through Hell,” and new releases “Take a Back Road” and “Caught Up in the Country.” Atkins has been a part of country music for more than two decades and mixes the values of hard work, honesty and country living with the power of storytelling into his music. Read more

Potato Association of America to Meet July 22-26 in Boise

Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:30:00 -0700

The Potato Association of America will hold its 102nd annual meeting July 22-26 in Idaho’s capital and the nation’s top potato producing state. The group is meeting in Boise to highlight the potato industry’s importance in southwestern Idaho. The meeting is expected to draw more than 300 association members. “We especially hope that Idaho potato growers will turn out for the industry day,” said University of Idaho researcher Pamela Hutchinson. Hutchinson, a weed scientist, serves on the organizing committee for the meeting with fellow College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researcher Nora Olsen, who co-chairs the local arrangements committee with Bret Nedrow of the J.R. Simplot Co. Read more

U of I Twilight Tour at Kimberly Offers Flavorful, Fun Look at Agriculture

Posted Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:15:00 -0700

The annual University of Idaho Twilight Tour will bring together fun, practical science and food Wednesday, July 18, for farmers and others at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. The Twilight Tour will run from 5-8 p.m. at the agricultural research farm located at 3806 North 3600 East, a mile northeast of Kimberly along Idaho Highway 50. Tour goers will learn about the seldom-seen life of crops under the soil and the potato’s life story from field to table Read more

Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Malaria among Projects Funded for U of I Researchers

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho researchers are trying to answer questions that could help slow the spread of antibiotic drug resistance, develop techniques to produce vaccines more quickly and help with treatment of malaria thanks to three federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards to Eva Top, Craig Miller and Holly Wichman in the College of Science and Shirley Luckhart in the colleges of Science and Agricultural and Life Sciences, total nearly $5 million to support multiyear studies aimed at improving disease treatment.

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Fabric Dyeing U of I CALS Summer of Science Focus Saturday at Moscow Farmers Market

Posted Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:23:00 -0700

Here’s a recipe for some fun: cotton bandannas, red cabbage, vinegar and baking soda. Combine all four ingredients and add some artistic license. This Saturday, June 30, children will exercise their creativity in the age-old art form of using natural ingredients to dye fabric from 9 a.m. to noon at the Moscow Farmers Market. The result will be another episode of the Summer of Science series sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more

World Expert on Diseases Carried by Ticks, Mosquitoes Speaks June 29 at U of I

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:00:00 -0700

A world expert on vector-borne diseases, such as those carried by ticks and mosquitoes, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, on the fourth floor of the Idaho Commons on the University of Idaho campus. Ron Rosenberg of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is director for science in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases vector-borne diseases division. Read more

Rock Creek Ranch Named in Honor of Rinker Family Following Generous Gift

Posted Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0700

Rock Creek Ranch, the research, outreach and education facility managed by the University of Idaho, the Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) and The Nature Conservancy, will soon be known as Rinker Rock Creek Ranch in recognition of the generous contributions of the Rinker Family. Harry and Diane Rinker and the Rinker family were honored Thursday, June 21, at the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum. The ranch, located in Idaho’s Wood River Valley, is a 10,400-acre property that provides abundant resources for wildlife, recreation and sustainable ranching. Read more

U of I Experts Available to Discuss Climate Change, Upcoming Fire Season

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:02:00 -0700

In Idaho, earlier drying and snow melt over the past half-century have extended the state’s fire season. University of Idaho experts believe the length of time vegetation is dry enough to sustain a burn has lengthened by roughly a month since the 1980s. These changes, as well as shifts in drought conditions, snowpack and myriad other effects of climate change, have prompted frequent questions to university scientists and researchers in recent years. U of I researchers have a diversity of expertise in the varied global, regional and local effects of climate change and the way society can adapt to this evolving climate. U of I experts in climate change, fire science, water resources and other fields are available to speak to media about their ongoing research, trends across the Northwest and the world, as well as answer specialized questions relating to their work. Read more

National Ag Group Honors Retired U of I Professor, Alumni Farmers

Posted Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:38:00 -0700

The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) honored retired University of Idaho Professor Carl Hunt as well as U of I alumni and eastern Idaho farmers Clen and Emma Atchley during the group’s annual meeting June 14 in Boise. Hunt, a cattle physiologist, retired from the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as head of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. He continues to oversee and support the college’s Steer-A-Year program that funds scholarships for Idaho Vandal athletes and agricultural students. Read more

Area artAbility Artist Work on Display June 15 During Moscow Artwalk

Posted Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:43:00 -0700

Works encouraging artistic expression that were created by 16 artists with disabilities will be on display from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 15, as part of Moscow Artwalk. The University of Idaho student-led project pairs area artists and U of I student volunteers with members of the community for a series of art workshops. Their work will be on display during Moscow Artwalk from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Opportunities Unlimited Inc. (OUI) Thrift Store, 175 S. Main St., Moscow. Notecards featuring artwork will be available for cash-only purchase until 7 p.m. Read more

U of I Undergrads Study Stem Cells, Brain Disorders with Unique Research Award

Posted Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:00:00 -0700

A University of Idaho sophomore is working to create tendon from stem cells while a senior studies neurological disorders – all with the help of a 15-month undergraduate research award. LeeAnn Hold, a sophomore from El Dorado Hills, California, and Alexandra Flores, a senior from Caldwell, are among undergraduate students from 12 colleges and universities in the United States accepted into the most recent class of the Beckman Scholars Program for undergraduate research. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery’s ‘2+2 Sculpture + Photography’ Highlights Nature, Simplicity

Posted Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:01:00 -0700

A pair of sculptors who focus on the simple in their pieces and two photographers who use the natural world as their setting will all display their creations June 14-July 28 as part of the Prichard Art Gallery’s summer exhibit, “2+2 Sculpture + Photography.” Photographers Laurie Blakeslee and Crystal McBrayer and sculptors Theresa Henson and Kristin LeVier open the exhibit with a preview from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, hosted by the Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery. The Prichard will partner with the Moscow Artwalk for an opening reception from 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 15. The exhibit runs through Saturday, July 28. Read more

Screen on the Green Summer Movies Return June 14 to U of I

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:15:00 -0700

Movies return to the University of Idaho Theophilus Tower lawn for 10 nights this summer as the Department of Student Involvement hosts Screen on the Green on Thursdays and select Saturdays through August. The family friendly screenings, many of which include costume contests and a chance for prizes, are free and open to both students and community members. Popcorn will also be free at the screenings. All movies are scheduled to begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) on the Theophilus Tower lawn at the north edge of campus. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Read more

Brand Refresh Brightens Website and Provides Guidelines for Use

Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:00:00 -0700

I am thrilled to announce that we have applied the University of Idaho’s new brand to our website, and it is now live! In addition, we have created an expanded Brand Resource Center, which includes dozens of templates and resources to help you create beautiful, branded university materials quickly and easily.

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U of I, Colorado, Columbia Study Pinpoints 2017 Wildfire Triggers Ahead of Fire Season

Posted Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:00:00 -0700

Western wildfire seasons are worse when it’s dry and fuel-rich and the chances of ignition are high. All three factors were pushed to their limits last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades, according to a new paper by a University of Idaho researcher and counterparts at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Columbia University. “Policy steps are being made to alleviate the costs of firefighting and allow for more proactive fire risk mitigation,” said John Abatzoglou, associate professor in U of I’s Department of Geography. “However, fire is a natural hazard that we will live with and efforts should be made to reflect fire risks based on future conditions rather than the past.” Read more

Chobani Foundation Funds Scholars Program at U of I, Cornell

Posted Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:59:00 -0700

The Chobani Foundation will provide $160,000 for scholarships to the University of Idaho to help educate the next generation of dairy professionals. The Chobani Scholars program will focus on students from Idaho’s Magic Valley surrounding Twin Falls, where the Chobani company operates the world’s largest yogurt plant. Read more

Yellowstone Study Develops New Way of Estimating Magma in Park Supervolcano

Posted Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30:00 -0700

New research from the University of Idaho and Washington State University suggests previous studies have significantly underestimated the amount of heat escaping from the hot springs inside Yellowstone National Park. “By learning about these processes, we will build on our understanding of the Yellowstone supervolcano’s eruption cycle,” said Peter Larson, a professor in the School of Environment at Washington State University. A team of scientists — led by Larson and U of I’s Jerry Fairley, a professor in the College of Science’s Department of Geological Sciences — measured the volume of hot water flowing through several hot springs and estimated the heat loss from the springs. Their study is titled “Direct Measurement of Advective Heat Flux from Several Yellowstone Hot Springs, Wyoming, USA” and was published this week in the journal Geosphere. Read more

U of I Hosts Regional Higher Ed Conference July 18-20

Posted Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will host the Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education’s fourth annual conference this summer. Set July 18-20 on the Moscow campus, the conference is open to any staff members working in higher education across the Pacific Northwest. U of I alumnus Jake French will give the keynote address on Wednesday evening, July 18, at the Best Western Plus University Inn. French is a 2004 graduate of U of I’s College of Natural Resources. After an accident left him a quadriplegic, French reshaped his life and became an inspirational speaker. Read more

Athletic Director’s Administrative Leave Extended

Posted Thu, 31 May 2018 10:00:00 -0700

Administrative leave for University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear will be extended until an external review into how the Athletics Department handled past allegations of sexual assault is completed, the report has been reviewed and a decision is made on Spear’s employment status. Spear was put on a 60-day administrative leave in April after several former female athletes brought to the university’s attention past sexual assault allegations. Read more

U of I Faculty Member Receives $750K to Study Biofuels as Part of $104M DOE Grant

Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 -0700

University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) Assistant Professor Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant, award by the Department of Energy (DOE), is part of a $104 million project to create a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. Read more

State Board of Education and U of I Announce Mutual Agreement For Future University Leadership

Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 -0700

In a mutual decision reached with the State Board of Education, Chuck Staben plans to serve as president of the University of Idaho through June of 2019, at which point his contract expires. Read more

U of I Faculty Awarded Seed Grant Funding for 19 Projects

Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700

Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects 2018 Fellows

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 14:14:00 -0700

Faculty members and students at the University of Idaho will explore new ways to use technology as part of their research as fellows of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), a partnership between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library. Read more

Two U of I Faculty Members Earn National Recognition for Research

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:38:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career scholars. Christine Parent, an assistant professor of biological sciences and member of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST), and Eric Mittelstaedt, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics, both in the U of I College of Science, earned Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, along with a combined $1.7 million in research funding. Read more

Vandals Win $100K in Spring Entrepreneurship Competitions

Posted Thu, 10 May 2018 09:03:00 -0700

The IRIC atrium filled with excited chatter as students pitched their business ideas to as many judges as possible on Friday, April 27, at the biannual Idaho Pitch competition. After 65 minutes, the tallied business cards given for successful pitches revealed the winners of startup funding: Read more

Registration Open for U of I Summer Drama Camp

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 14:03:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department is offering a three-week summer drama camp for kids ages 7 to 16, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9-27. Early bird registration before June 15 is $200 per person. After June 15, registration is $240 per person. Registration forms are now available at https://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre/productions-and-events/drama-camp. Read more

‘Educated’ Selected as 2018-19 U of I Common Read

Posted Tue, 08 May 2018 12:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho has chosen “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover as its Common Read for 2018-19. Read more

89 Students will Graduate May 15 from U of I Boise

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:15:00 -0700

BOISE — A total of 89 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho Boise this spring. Statewide, U of I students have applied for 1,155 bachelor’s degrees, 93 law degrees, 35 doctoral degrees, nine specialist degrees and 274 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

1,478 Students will Graduate from U of I This Spring

Posted Tue, 01 May 2018 11:13:00 -0700

A total of 1,478 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,564 degrees. U of I students have applied for 1,155 bachelor’s degrees, 93 law degrees, 35 doctoral degrees, nine specialist degrees and 274 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 117,335 graduates and 125,567 degrees. Read more

Teenage Inventor Alex Knoll and Renowned Aviation Designer Burt Rutan Deliver EXPO Talks Friday

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:06:00 -0700

The College of Engineering welcomes two speakers separated in age by two generations but who exemplify a spirit of innovation, to the 25thannual Engineering Design EXPO.

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U of I Study: Up to One-Third of Family Owned Forests Likely to Change Hands in Five Years

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0700

About 1.7 million acres of forest land in Idaho is family-owned, representing about 36,000 landowners and 56 percent of all privately-owned forest land in the state. As much as 560,000 acres, or 33 percent of family owned forests in Idaho, are likely to have new owners within five years, according to a new survey released today. Read more

51 Students will Graduate May 7 from U of I Coeur d’Alene

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:15:00 -0700

COEUR D’ALENE — A total of 51 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene this spring. Read more

25 Students will Graduate May 3 from U of I Idaho Falls

Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:13:00 -0700

A total of 25 University of Idaho students will graduate from the University of Idaho, Idaho Falls this spring, earning a combined 25 degrees. Read more

Middle and High School Students to Learn Art of TED-Style Talks at Nampa Event

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:41:00 -0700

Middle and high school students will learn the art of impactful public speaking, and compete for scholarships in the process, Saturday, April 28, during the UIdahoX speaker series in Nampa. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From U of I MFA Students

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:45:00 -0700

The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts candidates in the MFA Exhibit “The Damage is Done.” The exhibit opens Friday, April 20, and runs through Saturday, May 12. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, at the gallery. Read more

U of I Honors Three Faculty with Rank of University Distinguished Professor

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is recognizing three of its most distinguished faculty members for contributions to their fields with the designation of University Distinguished Professor. College of Law Professor Barbara Cosens, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Professor Ronald Hardy and College of Science Professor Ruprecht Machleidt will receive the honorary designation during the University Awards for Excellence banquet on Wednesday, April 25. Read more

Engineering Design EXPO Celebrating the Next 25 Years in Engineering

Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0700

More than 60 student-led projects that explore ideas like how to improve communication on suborbital space flights, an innovative technique to improve coffee bean roasting and a robotic arm that can play the card game Crazy 8s will be highlighted during the University of Idaho College of Engineering’s 25th annual Engineering Design EXPO Friday, April 27, on the U of I Moscow campus. Read more

Area artAbility Artists Showcase Work April 20 in Moscow

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700

Works that encourage artistic expression that were created by 16 artists with disabilities will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 20, as part of the fourth annual artAbility Showcase. The University of Idaho student-led project pairs area artists and U of I student volunteers with members of the community for a series of art workshops. Their work will be on display during the showcase Friday at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. The artAbility project is supported by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and the Idaho Self-Advocate Leadership Network, Moscow chapter. Read more

Public Lands Topic of May 3 Policy Pub Speaker Series

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:17:00 -0700

BOISE — The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Public Lands, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main Street, Boise. The discussion panelists are Tim Murphy, former Bureau of Land Management director for Idaho; Dennis Becker, U of I professor and Policy Analysis Group director; and John Freemuth, Boise State University Distinguished Professor and Andrus Center executive director. McClure Center Director Katherine Himes will moderate the discussion. Read more

U of I Celebrates Biodiesel Awareness Week April 16-20

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0700

As part of Innovation Month, the University of Idaho is celebrating the importance of renewable energies and spreading awareness about biodiesel April 16-20 during its first Idaho Biodiesel Awareness Week. U of I is a leader in biodiesel research and development, and the university incorporates biodiesel fuels into its sustainable goals. “Our applied biodiesel research provides an excellent example of the University of Idaho’s innovative spirt. For over 30 years U of I scientists and engineers have worked to utilize Idaho’s abundant natural resources and create sustainable fuel solutions to benefit us all,” said Chuck Staben, U of I president. Read more

TEDxUIdaho to Examine the Future April 21 in Administration Auditorium

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:13:00 -0700

The University of Idaho’s student-led TEDxUIdaho event will explore ideas ranging from overcoming food addiction to saving the elephant population during the fourth annual event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the U of I Administration Building Auditorium, Moscow. With a theme of “Beyond the Peak,” the event features 10 speakers, including U of I graduate and undergraduate students and community members. Talks include research on how humans can save elephants, and how traumatic events shape us and how we can overcome them. Other topics include a high schooler’s opinion on the importance of prosthetics, overcoming food addiction and the problem with teen suicide in Idaho. Read more

Ednetics CEO, SpaceX Co-Founder, and Renowned Chemist to Receive Honorary Doctorates During Commencement

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0700

The University of Idaho will honor a former student, an alumnus and a retired faculty member with honorary doctorates during the spring commencement ceremony May 12 in Moscow.

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U of I Presents “The Children’s Hour” April 20-28

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:20:00 -0700

University of Idaho’s Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman at 7:30 p.m. April 20-21, 26-28 and at 2 p.m. April 21 and 28 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow.Tickets are free for U of I students, $10 for U of I faculty, staff and seniors and $15 for the general public and are available at BookPeople of Moscow, by phone at 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain. The show contains mature content and is not suitable for children. Read more

Speaker Series Looks at How to Make Boise More Bike Friendly

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:16:00 -0700

BOISE — Fresh paint, realigning pedestrian crossings and removing road signs are all simple actions the city of Boise could take to make city streets more bike friendly. These are just a few of the ideas that University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture professor and director of the Urban Design Center at U of I Boise Jaap Vos will share during the inaugural Vandal Voices speaker series April 26. Read more

Free, One-Night-Only Performance of ‘Natural Shocks’ April 19

Posted Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:17:00 -0700

Kelly Quinnett, head of performance at the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Idaho, is performing a one-night-only, free, staged reading of “Natural Shocks” by Lauren Gunderson at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 South Main Street, Moscow. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free advance tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at Shoup Hall, room 201 on the U of I campus, or at the door 30 minutes before curtain. Read more

Photographer to Speak at Close of Prichard Wildfire Exhibit

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:29:00 -0700

Pullman photographer and longtime fire lookout C. Rod Bacon will discuss his work to close out the display of two wildfire-focused exhibits at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

U of I’s Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:32:00 -0700

Athena, the University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women, celebrates the work of faculty and staff members each April who have demonstrated clear and sustained dedication to professional enhancement of women. Read more

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Speaks Wednesday at U of I

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0700

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong will give an inspirational lecture, “Committed to Excellence,” on Wednesday, April 11, as part of the Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker Series on the University of Idaho campus.

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University of Idaho Celebrates Vandal Moms

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:58:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is celebrating Vandal moms during its annual Moms’ Weekend activities, Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22. U of I and the Moscow community will welcome hundreds of Vandal moms and their families with a wide range of activities. Activities officially begin at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, with the Vandal Game Day T-shirt reveal at the VandalStore. The 2018-19 T-shirt will be available for a special discounted price during the reveal. Read more

U of I Athletic Director Put on Administrative Leave

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:45:00 -0700

University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear has been put on administrative leave for 60 days while investigators and university leadership work to better understand process failures in reporting sexual assault complaints in 2012 and 2013, what has been done since then, and what should be done in the future. Read more

U of I’s Opera Workshop Presents Bizet’s Classic “Carmen”

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700

Bizet’s “Carmen” – one of the most popular classical operas of all time – comes to the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and Saturday, April 7, in the Administration Building Auditorium. “Carmen” is presented by the U of I’s Opera Workshop, a student ensemble in the Lionel Hampton School of Music that performs fully staged operas and/or scenes from operas, operettas and musical theater shows each semester. Read more

U of I’s Finals Fest 2018 Welcomes Hip-Hop Artist 6LACK

Posted Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:48:00 -0700

Two-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist 6LACK (pronounced black) will headline the University of Idaho’s Finals Fest 2018 on Saturday, April 28, in Moscow. 6LACK is an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter whose style is described as “moody hip-hop.” He is best known for his 2016 platinum single “Prblms,” which was nominated at the 2018 Grammy awards for Best Rap/Sung Performance. 6LACK’s debut album “Free 6LACK” was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category. His other hit songs include “Ex Calling” and a single released on Valentine’s Day called “Cutting Ties.” Read more

U of I Hosts Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event April 7

Posted Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:21:00 -0700

More than 800 people are expected to fill the Idaho Commons on Saturday, April 7, for the fifth year of the University of Idaho’s Vandal Overnight Games, the largest community gaming event on the Palouse. Read more

Regional Middle and High School Students to Learn Art of TED-Style Talks at UIdahoX

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:27:00 -0700

Middle and high school students will learn the art of giving motivational talks, and compete for scholarships in the process, Saturday, March 31, during UIdahoX. The inaugural conference, modeled after the TED-style talks given at Moscow’s student-led TEDxUIdaho event each year, is geared toward speakers in grades six through 12 from across North Idaho. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room on the U of I Moscow campus. Admission is free. Read more

Three-Minute Thesis Competition Returns to the University of Idaho

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:38:00 -0700

How do you describe an 80,000-word thesis that took years to develop in less than 180 seconds? That’s what graduate students at the University of Idaho are going to find out as part of the third annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Monday, April 2, 2018. Read more

Student Projects Dominate Annual Innovation Month at U of I

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:00 -0700

University of Idaho junior Kenny Sheffler filled a water bottle with excrement from his brother’s dog last summer and left the contraption in the sun. Within a day, the bottle had inflated and the waste had decomposed — turning into biogas and fertilizer. Read more

U of I Earns Two Top National Awards for Theater Work

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:07:00 -0700

Hanah Toyoda, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Department of Theatre Arts and an ensemble of University of Idaho theater students and alumni, earned national recognition for their work from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Read more

Research Provides Insight into the Formation of Tectonic Plates

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0700

A new study by University of Idaho researchers provides insight into Earth’s early tectonic activity and could be a stepping stone to help researchers better understand not only tectonic plates, but also earthquakes, volcanoes and mineral deposits that arise as the plates move and form. The way oceanic tectonic plates separate, either by snapping or stretching apart, controls the shape of mid-ocean ridges, the underwater location where plates drift apart, according to a the study, which was published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. Read more

University of Idaho Receives $1.15 Million Grant to Make Graduate School More Accessible

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:25:00 -0700

Some University of Idaho students will soon qualify for funding to complete their undergraduate degrees, expand their ways of thinking, and prepare for graduate school thanks to a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Read more

SAAM Poetry Slam Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

Posted Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:43:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is holding the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Poetry Slam on April 3.
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U of I, Innovation Collective Launch Statewide App Development Roadshow

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene-based Innovation Collective are embarking on a five-day, 20-city tour of the state this month to promote an app development learning initiative called Inspire Idaho. Read more

Land Use Changes May Help Oregon Mitigate Climate Change, Study Indicates

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0700

Oregon could eliminate an estimated 17 percent of carbon emissions from its forest ecosystems in the next century by increasing the amount of forested area and lengthening times between harvests, according to a new study from the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and EcoSpatial Services LLC. Read more

Latah County Silver and Gold Honors Longtime Vandal Supporters

Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:29:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their achievements and service to the university at the Latah County Silver and Gold Celebration on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce M. Pitman Center International Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave., in Moscow. Read more

U of I Drone Workshops Introduce Students to STEM Careers

Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:05:00 -0700

Middle and high school students from across the region will learn to fly unmanned aerial vehicles during field days this month and learn about tech careers in the process. How drone flying can lead to a career is the subject of three workshops around the state this month in Moscow, Boise and Pocatello. The workshops are part of the University of Idaho’s new Idaho Drone League (I-Drone) program, which aims to provide immersive learning experiences for statewide youths. Read more

Idaho Wheat Commission Funds Endowed Chair of Risk Management

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0700

The Idaho Wheat Commission announced a $2 million gift to the University of Idaho Thursday, March 15, 2018, to fund a new effort to expand education focused on risk management. Read more

New York Times National Security Reporter to Speak in Boise and Moscow

Posted Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:03:00 -0700

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national security reporter Adam Goldman will deliver the annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium keynote talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Idaho Alpha Chapter Closed at the University of Idaho

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0700

The Idaho Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was closed today by its national organization at the conclusion of an investigation into the chapter’s failure to abide by its national guidelines as well as safety and health violations. Read more

Idaho Law Review Symposium to Discuss Impact of Terry v. Ohio decision

Posted Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0700

The impact of the 50-year-old Terry v. Ohio decision and its treatment of stop-and-frisk procedures will be the topic of the 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law. Read more

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