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University of Idaho to Host 30th Annual Holiday Concert

Posted 12/4/2019 9:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 4, 2019 — Hundreds of local school-aged singers will join the University of Idaho’s Jazz Choir for the 30th annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Admission is free, but cash donations for the Lionel Hampton School of Music student scholarships will be accepted at the door. Read more

IGEM Funds U of I – Industry Project to Make Sheep Genomic Testing Cost Effective

Posted 12/3/2019 10:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 3, 2019 — A project to provide genetic testing for sheep to help producers minimize the impact of diseases and improve valuable traits will receive a grant from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Council. Read more

U of I Winter Commencement Dec. 14 Celebrates 612 Graduates

Posted 12/2/2019 9:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 2, 2019 – Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 612 degrees this December at the University of Idaho 2019 Winter Commencement. Candidates applied for 444 baccalaureate degrees, 132 master’s degrees, 22 doctoral degrees, nine law degrees and five specialist degrees. Read more

Don’t Get Skunked: U of I To Spray Evergreens to Deter Christmas Tree Thefts

Posted 12/2/2019 5:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 2, 2019 — Everyone enjoys the smell of the holidays: fresh-baked cookies, cinnamon and cloves, fresh-cut evergreens, skunk scent and fox urine. At least those last two aromas are what the season will smell like for anyone tempted to cut down a Christmas tree from the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. Read more

U of I Holds Two Events for Acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Posted 11/15/2019 10:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 15, 2019 — Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea joins the University of Idaho’s Department of English for two public events as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Read more

U of I Theatre Presents “Little Women – The Musical”

Posted 11/13/2019 6:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 13, 2019 — Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, “Little Women – The Musical” will be presented Dec. 6-15 on the Hartung stage at the University of Idaho. Read more

U of I GIS Day Features National Researcher Nov. 13

Posted 11/11/2019 11:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho - Nov. 11, 2019 — Geospatial technologies will be celebrated with presentations and speakers during the University of Idaho’s 13th annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the International Ballroom-North of the Bruce M. Pitman Center, on the Moscow campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

White House Names U of I Idaho Falls Professor 2019 Fellow

Posted 11/5/2019 10:14:00 PM

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2019 — University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Assistant Professor Dakota Roberson has earned a 2019-20 White House Fellowship and will spend a year working for the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more

U of I-Led Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment Advances with $11 million Funding Boost

Posted 11/5/2019 7:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 5, 2019 — Design of the nation’s largest research dairy begins as University of Idaho secures an additional $11 million for the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). Read more

2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Tickets Go On Sale Nov. 5

Posted 11/4/2019 5:51:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 1, 2019 — Series and individual concert tickets for the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 28-29, 2020, will be available to purchase beginning Nov. 5 and Nov. 15, respectively. Read more

Pre-Concert and Intermission Socials Added to Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 10/31/2019 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 31, 2019 — The Nov. 5 ATOS Trio concert will kick off with a new pre-concert social at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building east entrance, as the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series presents the second performance of the season. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

New 10-Minute Plays Receive Free Staged Reading at U of I

Posted 10/30/2019 4:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 30, 2019 — Nine new 10-minute plays will receive staged readings in Moscow as part of a collaboration between the University of Idaho and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance (NPA) at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1-2, at the Pocket Playhouse in Shoup Hall, 1028 W. Sixth Street, Moscow. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and tickets will be available 30 minutes before curtain while supplies last. Read more

U of I Fall Enrollment Up Slightly, Growth in New Freshmen

Posted 10/23/2019 5:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 23, 2019 — Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho for the fall 2019 is 11,926 students, up slightly over fall 2018 enrollment of 11,841 students. The increase is in first-time freshmen, non-degree and graduate student enrollment. Full-time on-campus student enrollment is down by a few tenths of a percent but has stabilized over the past four years. Read more

U of I Sandpoint Organic Ag Center to Offer Tastes of 30 Apple Varieties Oct. 26

Posted 10/22/2019 3:25:00 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Oct. 21, 2019 — More than 30 varieties of apples and fresh pressed cider will be available for tasting Oct. 26 during a free program at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. Read more

Joshua Redman and Vertical Voices to Headline 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted 10/18/2019 6:45:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 18, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival – Feb. 28-29, 2020 – will continue its legacy of honoring traditional jazz music while highlighting the top musicians of today’s jazz scene. The festival’s evening concerts will feature current jazz icons Joshua Redman and Vertical Voices, as well as all 16 members of the Lionel Hampton Big Band – the first time in more than 19 years that the entire band will be in attendance. Read more

U of I-Led Study Finds Experimental Fences Deter Elephant Crop Raiding, Provide Income

Posted 10/17/2019 4:59:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 17, 2019 — A University of Idaho-led team of researchers found that experimental fences reduced the number of times elephants left Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park to raid nearby crops by 80-95%; beehive fences appeared to be the most effective at deterring crop raiding while also providing a revenue source for neighboring villages through the production of honey. Read more

Presentation Addresses Potlatch’s Past and Future

Posted 10/17/2019 4:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 17, 2019 — What happens to the company town when the company leaves? That is the subject of the next Malcolm Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium at the University of Idaho at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Student Union (formerly the Idaho Commons). Read more

U of I to Host 9th Annual ‘F-Word’ Live! Poetry Slam

Posted 10/16/2019 9:40:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 15, 2019 — The University of Idaho Women’s Center is preparing for the 9th annual “F-Word” Live! Poetry Slam, taking place 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Read more

ATOS Trio to Perform at U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 10/15/2019 6:25:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 15, 2019 — The second performance of the season for the Auditorium Chamber Music Series will feature the critically acclaimed ATOS Trio 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

U of I Presents a Comedy of Missed Connections Oct. 18-27

Posted 10/14/2019 8:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2019 ­— The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts presents “This Random World” by Steven Dietz Oct. 18-27 at the Forge Theatre, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. The play starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 with “pay what you can” matinees at 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 26 and 27. Read more

National Bestseller Leni Zumas Featured at Palouse Literary Festival

Posted 10/14/2019 4:57:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 14, 2019 — A lineup of nationally acclaimed authors and poets will be featured at events throughout downtown Moscow for the University of Idaho’s inaugural Palouse Literary Festival Oct. 17-19. Admission to all events is free. Read more

Living with Fire on Idaho’s Rangelands Focus of U of I Talk in Boise

Posted 10/7/2019 3:57:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — October 7, 2019 — What Idahoans can do to be good stewards of the land and protect their home from fire in the wildland/urban interface is the subject of the next Vandal Voices speaker series event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, hosted by University of Idaho Boise Read more

U of I Receives $1 Million Gift to Support New Meat Science Facility

Posted 10/2/2019 4:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 2, 2019 — A University of Idaho campaign to create a dynamic new meat science center advanced another major step thanks to a $1 million gift from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. Read more

U of I Ag Celebration Oct. 4-5 Features Sustainability Expert

Posted 9/27/2019 10:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 27, 2019 — An expert on agricultural sustainability is the keynote speaker for the University of Idaho Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Oct. 4-5 on the Moscow campus. Read more

U of I Study: Limited Angling Overlap with Wild Steelhead on Clearwater River

Posted 9/27/2019 4:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 27, 2019 — Anglers on the Clearwater River have minimal overlap with wild steelhead when fishing, according to a study led by University of Idaho researchers. Read more

U of I Hosts Palouse’s Largest Gaming Event Sept. 28

Posted 9/24/2019 8:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 24, 2019 — More than 800 people are expected at the Palouse’s largest gaming event – Vandal Overnight Games – from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Bruce M. Pitman Center at the University of Idaho. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Features Oregon Photographer David Paul Bayles

Posted 9/19/2019 5:08:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 19, 2019 — The work of photographer David Paul Bayles – whose art focuses on landscapes where the needs of forests and human pursuits often collide, sometimes coexist and occasionally find harmony – will be on display this fall at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

U of I Hosting POW, MIA Remembrance Ceremony Friday, Sept. 20

Posted 9/17/2019 8:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 17, 2019 — A ceremony to observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Shattuck Amphitheater on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

Criminology Degree Returns to the University of Idaho in Summer ’20

Posted 9/17/2019 5:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences aims to meet a growing demand for criminal justice-related occupations by bringing back its degree in criminology. Read more

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Headlines 2019 Borah Symposium

Posted 9/16/2019 4:58:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 16, 2019 — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 University of Idaho Borah Symposium. This year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on the U of I campus, will feature public lectures on the intersection of climate and conflict. Read more

U of I-led Team Identifies, Clones Gene to Protect Wheat, Barley from Major Disease

Posted 9/13/2019 9:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 13, 2019 — A University of Idaho-led team of international researchers identified and cloned a gene that can fend off a major disease threat to wheat and barley. The fungus can cut yields by half or more during severe outbreaks. Read more

Lecture Series Commemorates 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Posted 9/13/2019 4:04:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 12, 2019 — Public presentations that mark the century since ratification of the 19th amendment — granting women the right to vote — begin this month and continue through 2020 as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Idaho, Latah County Historical Society and Moscow League of Women Voters. Read more

Dark Comedy, Drama and a Musical Highlight U of I Fall Theatre Season

Posted 9/12/2019 9:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 12, 2019 — From a surreal dark comedy to a comedic drama and a Broadway musical, the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ fall 2019 season covers new and classic theatrical ground. Read more

U of I Campus Safety Awareness Month Renamed in Honor of Katy Benoit

Posted 9/11/2019 5:32:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 11, 2019 — The University of Idaho will put a focus on maintaining its efforts at promoting a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment throughout September as part of Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month. Read more

U of I Archaeologists Hold Public Excavation at Moscow High School

Posted 9/10/2019 7:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 10, 2019 — Moscow High School students and their counterparts at the University of Idaho have the opportunity to dig into Palouse-area history throughout September on the high school campus. Read more

Imani Winds Begins Annual U of I Auditorium Chamber Music Series

Posted 9/9/2019 5:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 9, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of educational performances this season with an eclectic mix of musicians for concerts beginning this fall. Held annually since 1986, the concert series that brings some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse begins its 2019-20 season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, with Grammy-nominated ensemble Imani Winds taking the stage in the Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

U of I Ranked Sixth for Energy Reductions and Clean Renewable Energy Sources

Posted 9/6/2019 4:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 6, 2019 – By implementing significant sustainability practices in its infrastructure such as heating and cooling, the University of Idaho earned the ranking of sixth among nearly 300 higher education institutions in 30 countries. Read more

Book Nominations Sought for University of Idaho 2020-21 Common Read

Posted 9/5/2019 9:22:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 5, 2019 — Book nominations are open for the University of Idaho’s 2020-21 Common Read, an annual program designed to engage first-year students, faculty and the community in a unified intellectual activity. Read more

Longtime Diplomat, UN Science Advisor Speaks Sept. 9 at U of I

Posted 9/5/2019 6:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 4, 2019 — A longtime diplomat who serves as a science advisor to the United Nations (UN) will speak 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Bill Colglazier, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the journal Science and Diplomacy and senior scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, previously served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2011-13 and U.S. Read more

U of I Receives $1 Million Grant to Support Native American STEM Doctoral Students

Posted 9/4/2019 6:02:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Sept. 4, 2019 — Twelve Native American students will receive funding to participate in STEM-based doctoral degree programs at the University of Idaho as part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more

U of I Parma Fruit Field Day Sept. 6 Honors Pomologist Essie Fallahi’s Work

Posted 9/3/2019 4:40:00 PM

PARMA, Idaho — Aug. 30, 2019 — The University of Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day will be a little sweeter this year for its founder and emcee, pomology Professor Essie Fallahi. The event Friday, Sept. 6, showcases Fallahi’s work with apples, table grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, quince, Asian pears and other fruits. Visitors by the hundreds flock to the annual event to taste the fruits of his labors. Read more

U of I Study: Some Vaccine Doubters Swayed by Outbreaks

Posted 8/28/2019 6:56:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 28, 2019 — People skeptical of the medical establishment who live close to a measles outbreak have a greater chance of changing their mind, according to a University of Idaho study. Read more

Rebuilding After Wildfire is Not Enough to Curb Future Disasters

Posted 8/19/2019 8:27:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 19, 2019 — Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will likely fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn. This is the conclusion of a recently published paper authored by a group of scientists from institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Entrepreneur, U of I Alumnus Richard Rock to Give Convocation Address

Posted 8/14/2019 12:30:00 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 14, 2019 — University of Idaho alumnus and entrepreneur Richard Rock will commemorate the return of fall classes at U of I with a welcome back message Thursday, Aug. 22, at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Read more

University of Idaho Holding Open Theatre Auditions for Fall Season

Posted 8/12/2019 7:16:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 12, 2019 — Auditions for the University of Idaho’s 2019 fall theatre season will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in live theatre, including members of the Palouse community. Read more

Early Education Focus of U of I Talk in Boise

Posted 8/12/2019 7:08:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — Aug. 12, 2019 — The relationship between early education and the success of Idaho’s economy will be the subject of the next Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, Aug. 29, hosted by University of Idaho Boise. Read more

Back-to-Back Low Snow Years Will Become More Common, U of I-Led Study Projects

Posted 8/8/2019 5:21:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 8, 2019 — Consecutive low snow years may become six times more common across the Western United States over the latter half of this century, according to a study led by the University of Idaho, leading to ecological and economic challenges such as expanded fire seasons and poor snow conditions at ski resorts. Read more

Terry Gawlik Named University of Idaho Director of Athletics

Posted 8/7/2019 9:35:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 7, 2019 – University of Idaho President C. Scott Green announced today the hire of Terry Gawlik as the Vandals’ new director of athletics following approval by the Idaho State Board of Education. Gawlik brings 25 years of leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics, including 14 years as the designated senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin. Read more

U of I Study: Thyroid Hormone Can Alter Color Vision in Zebrafish, Potentially in Humans

Posted 8/5/2019 8:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Aug. 5, 2019 — Exposure to thyroid hormone can alter eye function in zebrafish, a result with implications for curing color blindness and retinal degeneration in humans. The University of Idaho study found the dosage of thyroid hormone in zebrafish could switch the type of opsin — proteins that support color vision — produced in individual eye cells called cones, likely influencing the animals’ color vision. Read more

U of I Professor Named Idaho EPSCoR Director

Posted 7/29/2019 10:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 29, 2019 — A statewide effort to boost research capabilities at universities and colleges throughout Idaho will soon be led by a new director. University of Idaho Professor Andrew Kliskey, a leader in researching how communities adapt with changing environments, will serve as the next director of the Idaho Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), effective Aug. 18, 2019. Read more

U of I Jerome Site to House Discovery Complex for CAFE Research Dairy

Posted 7/26/2019 3:00:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 25, 2019 — The Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) advanced another major step this month with the acquisition of a site for an education and outreach complex at the Crossroads Point Business Center near Jerome. Read more

Youth Stage Free U of I Performance of “The Tempest” Aug. 3 in Moscow

Posted 7/25/2019 5:20:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 25, 2019 — A free performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be staged at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 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. Read more

U of I Researcher Tara Hudiburg Honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Posted 7/11/2019 6:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 11, 2019 — The White House has selected Tara Hudiburg, associate professor in the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, for a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Read more

U of I Researcher, Team Selected by NASA for Launch of Robot Copter to Saturn Moon

Posted 6/27/2019 8:17:00 PM

A project to launch a robotic rotorcraft lander to Saturn’s moon Titan, envisioned by a University of Idaho researcher, has been selected by NASA for launch. The mission, known as Dragonfly, involves 35 scientists from around the globe and is funded for up to $850 million. It is led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and beat 11 other teams to win NASA’s New Frontiers Program competition. Read more

U of I Study Finds Increased Moisture Facilitated Decline in Fires in Africa

Posted 6/27/2019 4:46:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 27, 2019 — The amount of area burned across Africa declined by 18.5 percent between 2002 and 2016, according to a University of Idaho study, and this reduction was likely driven by an increase in plant-available moisture and not solely changes in human behavior, as previous studies have found. The study was published today, June 27, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read more

Annual Arboretum Associates Summer Concert July 8 at U of I

Posted 6/25/2019 10:42:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 25, 2019 — “Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual outdoor concert featuring Palouse-area musicians and composers, will bring music to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden Monday, July 8. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the west side of the upper pond in the arboretum on Nez Perce Drive, near the U of I Golf Course. It is sponsored by Arboretum Associates and U of I’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. Read more

First Four Chobani Scholars Selected to Attend U of I

Posted 6/13/2019 5:50:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 13, 2019 — The University of Idaho is celebrating National Dairy Month with the announcement of its first cohort of Chobani Scholars. Four Idaho students will attend the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences thanks to scholarship support from Chobani. They will pursue varied careers as the next generation of Idaho dairy professionals. Read more

Screen on the Green Film Series Begins June 20 at U of I

Posted 6/12/2019 8:47:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 12, 2019 — Action, magic laughs, and even superheroes, will be center stage at the University of Idaho during this year’s Screen on the Green summer movie series. Sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement, the free outdoor movie screenings are family friendly and shown at approximately 8:45 p.m., primarily on Thursdays, starting June 20 on the Theophilus Tower Lawn. Blankets and chairs are welcome, and free popcorn is served on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more

Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Focus of U of I-WSU Conference July 11-13

Posted 6/12/2019 4:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 11, 2019 — Farmers, bakers, brewers, grain brokers, investors and others with interests in what and how people eat and drink will find something to chew on during the first Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference July 11 - 13 in Pullman and Moscow. Read more

ICCU Arena Breaks Ground for Basketball, Events at U of I

Posted 6/6/2019 10:47:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 6, 2019 — Idaho Central Credit Union Arena has begun the construction phase with the turning of shovels today, June 6, on the University of Idaho campus. University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, ICCU CEO Kent Oram, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, interim Athletic Director Pete Isakson and others turned dirt at the site of the future multipurpose arena north of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow. Read more

Prichard Art Gallery Features Internationally Acclaimed Artist Zimoun

Posted 6/5/2019 9:11:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 5, 2019 — Internationally acclaimed, Swiss-based artist Zimoun, who creates site-specific sound installations with commonplace industrial objects that reference the chaos of the modern day, will showcase his work this summer at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. Read more

Parker Executive Search Hired to Lead U of I Athletic Director Search

Posted 6/4/2019 11:01:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2019 — The University of Idaho has hired Parker Executive Search, a national search firm specializing in intercollegiate athletics, to lead the search for a permanent athletic director. U of I President-designate C. Scott Green initiated the search and is leading the relationship with the firm. Pete Isakson has served as interim athletic director for the past year. Read more

U of I Study Finds Wildfire’s Contribution to Atmospheric Carbon Overestimated

Posted 6/3/2019 9:23:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 3, 2019 — Wildfires spew smoke and harm overall air quality, but they contribute a lot less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than many people assume — and that many scientific models predict — according to a University of Idaho study. Read more

University of Idaho Breaks Ground on ICCU Arena at Ceremony June 6

Posted 6/3/2019 5:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 3, 2019 — The University of Idaho will break ground on its long-awaited Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, June 6. The ceremony will take place outside on the northeast corner of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow. The 4,200-capacity engineered wood mass-timber facility is slated to open in 2021 as home court for Vandal basketball programs and campus and community events. Read more

U of I Summer of Science Kids Programs Start Saturday at Moscow Farmers Market

Posted 5/30/2019 11:29:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 30, 2019 — The Summer of Science, a 14-week series of fun activities geared to elementary-age children, begins its third season Saturday, June 1, at the Moscow Farmers Market. Sponsored by the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the programs highlight the many subjects addressed by scientists on the campus only blocks away. Read more

U of I Analyzes Climate Change Impacts on Economics, Law, Humanities

Posted 5/30/2019 9:36:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 30, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is leading a two-year Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment to evaluate the economic impact of climate change on Idaho. Read more

Strategies Food Marketers Use to Tempt Us Focus of U of I Boise Talk

Posted 5/29/2019 6:23:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — May 29, 2019 — How immune consumers are to the power of persuasion when it comes to shopping, preparing and eating food will be the subject of the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, June 6, in Boise. Ariel Agenbroad, a U of I area Extension educator for Ada County, will discuss “How Smart Marketers Influence the Way we Eat” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise. Read more

U of I Study: Prescribed Burning to Combat Wildfires Has Not Increased in the West

Posted 5/29/2019 6:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 29, 2019 — Fire management agencies are not increasing the use of prescribed fire – a key tool for preventing wildfires – anywhere outside of the Southeastern United States, according to a new University of Idaho study. The study, published today, May 29, in the journal Fire evaluated data trends from 1998 to the present in the National Interagency Fire Center Situation Report Archives as well as historical wildland fire summaries, which began in 2002. Read more

U of I Students Win Startup Money at Spring Business Competitions

Posted 5/28/2019 11:41:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 28, 2019 — University of Idaho Students won their share of $25,000 toward developing business ideas this spring during the annual Idaho Pitch and Startup Vandal competitions. More than three dozen teams pitched their startup proposals to 50 investors at the Idaho Commons in Moscow during a tournament hosted by U of I’s College of Business and Economics (CBE). Read more

New U of I Sandpoint Center to Present Regional Heritage Orchard Conference May 31

Posted 5/21/2019 4:50:00 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho — May 20, 2019 — The Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center at the University of Idaho will expand its mission to provide public education Friday, May 31, when it hosts the Heritage Orchard Conference for researchers, heritage apple explorers, fruit growers and others. U of I acquired the 48-acre center near Sandpoint in 2018 through a donation from Dennis Pence and his family. Read more

Youth Water Summit Draws Nearly 500 High School Students to Coeur d’Alene

Posted 5/17/2019 5:20:00 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — May 17, 2019 — Hundreds of high school students will bring their water science research to North Idaho College on Tuesday, May 21, as part of the Youth Water Summit. The sixth annual event is the culmination of the Confluence Project — a yearlong, interactive water education initiative organized by the University of Idaho and several Kootenai County-area organizations. Read more

Registration Open for U of I Kids’ Summer Drama Camp

Posted 5/16/2019 5:37:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 16, 2019 — Registration is open for the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ three-week summer drama camp. The camp is for kids ages 7-16 and takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15 through Aug. 2. Participants will learn about acting and movement as well as work with sets, props and costumes, all while learning about language arts with a focus on William Shakespeare. Read more

U of I Study Finds Scientific Reproducibility Does Not Equate to Scientific Truth

Posted 5/15/2019 6:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 15, 2019 — Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical model produced by University of Idaho researchers. Their study, which simulates the search for that scientific truth, was published today, May 15, in the journal PLOS ONE. Independent confirmation of scientific results — known as reproducibility — lends credibility to a researcher’s conclusion. Read more

New $17 Million Grant to Boost Idaho’s Biomedical Research, Workforce

Posted 5/14/2019 5:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 14, 2019 — A statewide network of Idaho’s educational institutions, led by the University of Idaho, received a five-year, $17 million award to build Idaho’s growing biomedical workforce and strengthen research infrastructure. Read more

U of I Dual-Credit Program Earns National Accreditation

Posted 5/10/2019 7:34:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 10, 2019 — Idaho high school students enrolled in dual-credit courses through the University of Idaho now know without a doubt they are getting the same high-quality program as is delivered on campus. Read more

U of I College of Law Honors Boise Mayor David Bieter

Posted 5/9/2019 11:06:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 9, 2019 — The University of Idaho College of Law will recognize Boise Mayor David H. Bieter ’86 with its 2019 Award of Legal Merit. Bieter will receive the award at a dinner today, May 9, as part of U of I’s Moscow commencement ceremonies. The Award of Legal Merit recognizes the outstanding contribution of an Idaho law graduate whose career exemplifies the best in the legal profession. Read more

U of I Professor Wins National Theatre Award for Service in Teaching Acting

Posted 5/8/2019 10:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 8, 2019 — Professor Kelly Quinnett, head of performance at the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts, has received a national award in recognition of her commitment to teaching at the university level. Read more

Apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship by Sept. 15

Posted 5/2/2019 10:23:00 PM

The University of Idaho Library invites students from any discipline at the University of Idaho to apply for the Berry International Jazz Collections Fellowship. Read more

Dig’nIT Brings Summer Tech Opportunities to Youth for Seventh Season

Posted 5/2/2019 5:32:00 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — May 2, 2019 — University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene invites students ages 8-18 to embrace the region’s growing tech presence through the seventh annual Dig’nIT summer program. Registration is now open for six hands-on educational camps. Read more

1,502 Students will Graduate from U of I This Spring

Posted 5/1/2019 4:19:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 30, 2019 — A total of 1,502 University of Idaho students statewide are eligible for graduation this spring, earning a combined 1,562 degrees. U of I students have applied for 1,153 bachelor’s degrees, 91 law degrees, 37 doctoral degrees, 13 specialist degrees and 268 master’s degrees. Some students will have earned multiple degrees. This year's commencement brings the university's all-time total to 121,973 graduates and 130,421 degrees. Read more

U of I Architecture Students Design Concepts for Expansion of Palouse Ice Rink

Posted 4/26/2019 6:46:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2019 — University of Idaho architecture students designed alternative concepts for the expansion of Moscow’s Palouse Ice Rink in a competition that encourages the use of Idaho wood in a sustainable and innovative way. Winning designs will be unveiled during the seventh annual Best Use of Idaho Wood awards ceremony, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons on the U of I campus. Read more

Finals Fest 2019 Welcomes Pop Group AJR and Special Guests

Posted 4/26/2019 5:24:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 26, 2019 – Platinum recording group AJR will headline the University of Idaho’s Finals Fest 2019 on Saturday, May 4, in Moscow. AJR is an American indie pop band made up of three brothers — Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The group writes, produces and mixes its own material in the living room of the brothers’ New York City apartment. Read more

Courageous Kids Climbing Event April 27 at U of I Climbing Center

Posted 4/24/2019 6:38:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2019 — Children with disabilities will get the chance to challenge their limits and grow their abilities during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center on Saturday, April 27. Read more

Free U of I Theatre Performance Focuses on Themes of Suicide, Alienation

Posted 4/24/2019 5:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2019 — An emotional and graphic dramatization, “On the Way to the Sawmill (A Hikikomori’s Space),” which focuses on adolescent alienation, will be staged May 3-4 by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts and Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Read more

April 26 Engineering Design EXPO Explores U of I Student Innovation

Posted 4/22/2019 8:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 22, 2019 — Gesture-controlled robotics, 3D printing using living cells and virtual reality featuring evolving aliens are just a few of the 50-plus research projects on display during the University of Idaho’s 2019 Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

U of I Announces Plans for New Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center

Posted 4/22/2019 5:48:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — April 22, 2019 — The University of Idaho announced plans today, April 22, to build a new meat science and innovation center that will house Vandal Brand Meats on the Moscow campus with the help of Agri Beef Co. of Boise. Read more

Athena Women’s Organization Recognizes Women of the Year

Posted 4/18/2019 9:25:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 18, 2019 — 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

TEDxUIdaho Takes on ‘Brave’ Subjects April 27 at U of I

Posted 4/18/2019 8:18:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho – April 18, 2019 — The University of Idaho’s student-led TEDxUIdaho event will explore ideas ranging from the art of science to leaving an abusive relationship during the fifth annual event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the U of I Administration Building Auditorium on the Moscow campus. Read more

Idaho Universities Join Forces to Launch Policy Fellowship Program

Posted 4/17/2019 8:09:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 17, 2019 — Idaho’s three universities are teaming up to provide Idaho scientists and engineers the opportunity to learn firsthand about policymaking through a yearlong fellowship. The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) is a nonpartisan professional development program led by the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. Read more

Manager of World’s Largest Non-Military Drone Fleet Speaks April 26 in Moscow

Posted 4/15/2019 9:52:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — Mark Bathrick, manager of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus. His speech is free and open to the public as part of the U of I College of Engineering’s Engineering Design EXPO. Read more

U of I Theatre Premieres Original Pirate Play April 19-27

Posted 4/15/2019 8:11:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — The boisterous pirate comedy, “The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire” makes its world premiere April 19-27 at the University of Idaho. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts, “Hellfire” dives into a world of sea-going rogues where everyone has a secret and wants to strike it rich. Read more

U of I Trainings on Opioid Misuse Scheduled This Spring in Southeast Idaho

Posted 4/15/2019 6:38:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — The University of Idaho program aimed at helping doctors treat opioid addiction is partnering with two southeast Idaho organizations for a five-session training on opioid misuse beginning Thursday, April 25. Read more

Scientist to Discuss Climate Legislation April 19 at U of I

Posted 4/15/2019 4:10:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2019 — Steven Ghan, an atmospheric climate scientist who recently retired from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will address national bipartisan climate change legislation during a talk this week on the University of Idaho campus. Ghan will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 111 of Renfrew Hall in Moscow. Read more

Ben Hunter Appointed Dean of University of Idaho Libraries

Posted 4/12/2019 10:03:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2019 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Ben Hunter has been named as the next dean of University of Idaho Libraries, effective April 21, 2019. Hunter is currently the interim dean and has worked in U of I Libraries since 2006, serving as an associate dean since 2014. Read more

Historian to Discuss Western Public Land Issues April 22 at U of I

Posted 4/12/2019 6:05:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 12, 2019 — Public lands take up a large chunk of the American West and are at the forefront of some of today’s most contentious political issues. Read more

National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani Speaks April 18 at U of I

Posted 4/11/2019 8:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — Ali Noorani, a leading voice on immigration in the U.S. and executive director of the National Immigration Forum, will speak Thursday, April 18, on the University of Idaho campus as part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Speaker Series.. Read more

C. Scott Green Named 19th President of University of Idaho

Posted 4/11/2019 5:30:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho —April 11, 2019 — The University of Idaho is proud to welcome C. Scott Green as the 19th president of the university. The Vandal alumnus and international business leader will take office Monday, July 1, 2019. His appointment comes after a unanimous vote of the Idaho State Board of Education today. Read more

U of I to Host Storytelling Workshop and 48-Hour Film Challenge April 24

Posted 4/11/2019 4:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — Storytelling through film is the focus of the University of Idaho’s second annual Ambrose Storytelling Workshop, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room. Read more

U of I STEM Days Offer Hands-On College Experience to Vallivue Students

Posted 4/10/2019 8:16:00 PM

BOISE, Idaho — April 10, 2019 — About 240 Vallivue students will explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities led by University of Idaho faculty during U of I’s STEM Days, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, at the Idaho Water Center in Boise. Read more

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