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Vandal Alum, Campus Leader to Grand Marshall 2022 Homecoming Parade at U of I

Posted 9/22/2022 5:44:00 PM

A Vandal alum and longtime campus leader critical to establishing women’s athletics at University of Idaho will lead the 2022 Homecoming Parade. Read more

University of Idaho CAFE Project Reaches Major Milestone, Land Board Approves $23 Million for Land and Dairy Infrastructure

Posted 9/20/2022 11:30:00 PM

The approval by the Idaho Board of Land Comissionsers allows the U of I project to buy 638 acres of farmland north of Rupert in southcentral Idaho. Read more

Two New Plays Showing in Free Staged Readings by U of I Theatre Department

Posted 9/19/2022 4:30:00 PM

Both plays, part of the First Bite New Play Development Series, will be on Zoom and are directed by University of Idaho MFA theatre distance students. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: Idaho WWAMI Building Dedication Ceremony

Posted 9/16/2022 3:21:00 PM

The Idaho WWAMI Medical Education building at University of Idaho will honor the Huckabay Family, who established the largest endowment in U of I’s history Read more

Diplomats to Present on Human Rights at U of I’s 75th Borah Symposium

Posted 9/13/2022 4:18:00 PM

The University of Idaho event brings domestic and global leaders to campus in late September, including a United Nations human rights leader Read more

Wildfire Smoke’s Influence on Potato Crops Under Study

Posted 9/12/2022 6:24:00 PM

A study by Boise State University and University of Idaho probes how wildfire smoke affects potatoes and seeks to find smoke-resilient potato varieties. Read more

Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Posted 9/8/2022 6:13:00 PM

The University of Idaho school, named after Margaret Ritchie, is hosting a series of educational and community events next week. Read more

Month of Safety, Suicide Awareness Event Starts at U of I

Posted 9/7/2022 4:35:00 PM

The free events provide resources on digital safety, bystander intervention tactics and community-wide safety culture. Read more

New Sign to Highlight U of I-ISU Shared Campus in Idaho Falls

Posted 9/7/2022 4:09:00 PM

The U of I-Idaho State partnership, formalized in the mid 1990s, allows students to earn full four-year degrees and more in one location. Read more

Hiroshima Survivor Keynote at “Remembering Hiroshima” Event

Posted 9/1/2022 3:00:00 PM

Hiroshima survivor, author and activist Keiko Ogura is the keynote of a four-day University of Idaho event on the implications of atomic warfare. Read more

New University of Idaho Robotics Center to Connect Statewide Training Facilities, Fill Labor Gap

Posted 8/25/2022 11:00:00 PM

The center bridges U of I’s growing lab network through video teleconferencing and broader courses, expanding education and research opportunities. Read more

Book Nominations Sought for U of I’s 2023-24 Common Read

Posted 8/24/2022 9:43:00 PM

The suggestions will guide the selection of a single book for the event that seeks to create a common discussion between students and employees Read more

Idaho’s Demographics Changing at Unprecedented Rates, U of I Analysis Finds

Posted 8/18/2022 3:45:00 PM

Professor Jaap Vos will present about his findings as opening speaker at the Idaho Smart Growth Summit on Sept. 1 in Boise. Read more

U of I Presents “Every Brilliant Thing” for World Suicide Awareness Day

Posted 8/17/2022 4:00:00 PM

The life-affirming play will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring U of I Recreation and Wellbeing and the Counseling and Testing Center. Read more

U.S. Solicitor General to Speak at Annual Bellwood Lecture

Posted 8/16/2022 5:36:00 PM

The official, born and raised in Boise, will present twice for U of I’s largest endowed lecture series in Boise and Moscow in early September Read more

U of I Theatre Arts Announces 2022-23 Theatre Season

Posted 8/10/2022 5:32:00 PM

The U of I Department of Theatre Arts covers new and classical theatrical ground, offering something for everyone. Read more

University of Idaho Donors Break Annual Fundraising Records, Give $64M

Posted 8/3/2022 5:25:00 PM

The money will fund student scholarships, student success programs, faculty, research activities, facilities and programs across University of Idaho. Read more

EXPERTS AVAILABLE: U of I Experts Available to Discuss Fire Topics

Posted 8/2/2022 5:41:00 PM

University of Idaho faculty members are available to speak to the media about wildfires, firefighting and public policy. Read more

Researchers Designing Rugged Virtual Fence Tech for Sustainable Animal Management

Posted 7/28/2022 3:00:00 PM

The project, spurred by newly awarded federal funding, seeks to build a virtual fence system that allows for more sustainable animal management Read more

U of I Team Partners with Tribal Nations to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge in STEM Teachings

Posted 7/27/2022 6:18:00 PM

Teachers in ancestral tribal homelands will work with tribal leadership, University of Idaho to incorporate Indigenous knowledge in STEM K-12 curriculum Read more

Lionel Hampton School of Music to Host Fundraising Gala

Posted 7/27/2022 6:05:00 PM

The first-ever U of I Lionel Hampton Scool of Music Gala at The Barn at Mader Farm will feature student and guest performances. Read more

Spring 2022 Idaho Graduates Announced

Posted 7/26/2022 7:05:00 PM

More than 1,400 students received roughly 1,600 degrees at ceremonies held in Moscow, Boise and Idaho Falls. View lists for local graduates Read more

IRT Summer Drama Camp Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted 7/21/2022 11:20:00 PM

The production will feature over 30 children who participated in the two-week drama camp. The camp was not held for two years due to the pandemic. Read more

Trust Linked to COVID-19 Precaution Uptake, U of I Study Finds

Posted 7/20/2022 3:51:00 PM

An interdisciplinary group of U of I researchers say building trust in public health authorities is key to managing the next pandemic. Read more

Andrew Fields Named New CEO of U of I Coeur d’Alene

Posted 7/13/2022 10:04:00 PM

Fields, who has eight years of experience in branch campus management, will oversee university programs across Idaho’s five northern counties. Read more

Annual Arboretum Concert Planned for Monday

Posted 7/7/2022 5:40:00 PM

"Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the annual outdoor concert featuring local musicians and composers, will be held Monday, July 11. Read more

U of I Earns $4.46M Toward Cybersecurity Student Training Scholarships

Posted 7/6/2022 5:34:00 PM

The funds stem from a federal program, the NSF’s Cybercorps Scholarship for Service Program, that has long supported Idaho cybersecurity education. Read more

Idaho WWAMI Faculty Member Named Women of the Year Honoree

Posted 6/29/2022 10:06:00 PM

Lynda Freeman, clinical associate professor for the WWAMI Medical School at University of Idaho, was honored by the Idaho Business Review. Read more

Coeur d’Alene Faculty Member Named 2022 Women of the Year Honoree

Posted 6/29/2022 9:46:00 PM

University of Idaho Professor Julie Amador has earned a spot as a 2022 Women of the Year honoree by the Idaho Business Review Read more

Climate Change Is Shrinking and Fragmenting Salmon Habitat, Idaho Study Finds

Posted 6/28/2022 4:18:00 PM

A new study led by a University of Idaho researcher offers high-resolution details on how Chinook salmon habitats are being lost on Bear Valley Creek. Read more

50th Anniversary of Title IX Sparks Celebration of Leaders in Equality

Posted 6/27/2022 3:52:00 PM

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX the University of Idaho, Vandal Athletics, the U of I Women’s Center and the VandalStore will host special events. Read more

U of I Researchers Find Relationship Between Cancer in Adults and Children and Ag Chemicals

Posted 6/21/2022 10:23:00 PM

U of I researchers have found a correlation between agricultural chemicals and cancer in adults and children in Idaho, and throughout 11 Western states. Read more

New Associate Degrees to Enhance Natural Resource Industries

Posted 6/15/2022 10:13:00 PM

The two-year College of Natural Resources programs prepare students for jobs in fire mitigation, forestry operations and nursery management. Read more

Idaho Releases Spring Semester Dean’s List

Posted 6/9/2022 9:43:00 PM

A total of 2,479 students qualified for the list last semester, earning a minimum 3.5 GPA across at least 12 graded credits Read more

Screen on the Green Returns

Posted 6/6/2022 9:26:00 PM

The family-friendly outdoor movie series is sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement and Vandal Entertainment Read more

Idaho Repertory Theatre to Perform “Every Brilliant Thing”

Posted 6/3/2022 8:58:00 PM

The professional summer theatre in residence at University of Idaho is restarting its program “on a small scale” Read more

Caroline Nilsson Troy Named Governmental Relations Liaison

Posted 5/25/2022 10:00:00 PM

Caroline Nilsson Troy will represent the interests of University of Idaho as special assistant to the president for state and governmental relations. Read more

University of Idaho Summer Camp to Return

Posted 5/20/2022 9:14:00 PM

The Lionel Hamptom School of Music’s summer camp for high school students features specialized instruction for a variety of instruments and more. Read more

Summer Design Workshop Open for Registration

Posted 5/19/2022 4:18:00 PM

University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture’s program, Summer Design Days, is set to hold in-person and virtual workshops in June Read more

Registration Open for Summer Drama Camp for Kids

Posted 5/17/2022 5:17:00 PM

Registration is open for a Theatre Arts Department summer drama camp for children ages 7 through 12 that starts in July. Read more

Six Vandals Inducted to Hall of Fame

Posted 5/13/2022 9:05:00 PM

The Vandal inductees from 2020, 2021 and 2022 are being recognized at a Friday luncheon, during Saturday’s University of Idaho Commencement and online. Read more

Chobani Commits $1 Million to Nation’s Largest Research Dairy

Posted 5/11/2022 9:03:00 PM

Chobani is donating $1 million to help fund construction of the nation’s largest research dairy at University of Idaho Read more

‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ selected as 2022-23 U of I Common Read

Posted 5/11/2022 6:54:00 PM

The university selected ’So You Want to Talk About Race’ in partnership with the Women’s Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more

More Than 1,100 Students To Graduate This Spring

Posted 5/10/2022 4:50:00 PM

More than 1,166 University of Idaho students applied for 1,674 degrees for the spring semester. Three U of I centers are holding commencement ceremonies. Read more

U of I and Chobani Announce Major Gift for Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE)

Posted 5/6/2022 9:35:00 PM

University of Idaho and Chobani leaders will announce a gift for the Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Idaho CAFE), the nation’s largest research dairy, to be located in nearby Minidoka County. Read more

LC State, U of I selected for national program to help incarcerated individuals

Posted 5/2/2022 10:58:00 PM

The Second Chance Pell Experiment helps incarcerated people start or continue a credential, certificate or college degree to help gain employment upon release. Read more

Vandals Start Here — U of I Is Open for Dual Credit Enrollment

Posted 4/27/2022 7:13:00 PM

Idaho high schoolers may now enroll in discounted dual credit courses at University of Idaho. The credits can be applied to U of I graduation or transferred to other institutions. Read more

University of Idaho’s Food Pantry Debuts New Headquarters

Posted 4/26/2022 3:39:00 PM

University of Idaho’s non-perishable food pantry is debuting its first central location on campus, outside Shoup Hall. Read more

Two U of I Students Awarded a Critical Language Scholarship

Posted 4/15/2022 4:36:00 PM

Natalie Mesplay and Brock Keller will receive Critical Language Scholarships to study Korean and Hindi at universities overseas. Read more

Department of Theatre Arts Presents the Musical ‘Into the Woods’

Posted 4/15/2022 3:41:00 PM

Department of Theatre Arts presents the Tony-Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” featuring more than 30 U of I students in the cast and crew. Read more

University of Idaho Science Major Wins National Goldwater Scholarship for 2022-2023

Posted 4/12/2022 6:19:00 PM

A University of Idaho junior double majoring in biochemistry, and molecular biology and biotechnology, is this year’s Goldwater Scholarship recipient. Read more

Activist Bree Newsome to Discuss Social Change at CLASS Series

Posted 4/5/2022 3:25:00 PM

Filmmaker, musician, speaker and activist Bree Newsome discussed how civil disobedience can spark a movement and inspire others to embrace activism. Read more

Award-Winning Science Writer to Deliver Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium Keynote

Posted 4/4/2022 8:17:00 PM

Award-winning science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer will be the keynote speaker for University of Idaho's annual media ethics symposium. Read more

Justice for Migrant Women Founder Speaking Online March 31

Posted 3/29/2022 5:58:00 PM

Farmworker Awareness Week speaker Mónica Ramírez is a co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, or the National Farmworker Women's Alliance. Read more

Borah Foundation Meyerhoff Lecture Presents “Citizen Other”

Posted 3/28/2022 5:13:00 PM

The Borah Foundation, with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, explores how leaders limit national belonging along racial, religious and ethnic lines. Read more

Department of Theatre Arts Presents ‘Just Bea’

Posted 3/25/2022 3:00:00 PM

The theatre arts department presents the new play “Just Bea,” which follows the amorous relationships of a young working professional. Read more

Lionel Hampton School of Music Presents “The Magic Flute”

Posted 3/24/2022 6:04:00 PM

The Lionel Hampton School of Music presents “The Magic Flute,” a tale of two young lovers brought together with the help of friends and a magic flute. Read more

Food Delivery Robots Roll out at U of I

Posted 3/23/2022 3:00:00 PM

University of Idaho’s Moscow campus is the first in the state where robots deliver food from several campus dining locations. Read more

Cruise the World In Person April 3

Posted 3/21/2022 10:00:00 PM

U of I international students and staff showcase the culture, food and music of about 20 countries during the 24th Cruise the World. Read more

Author and Journalist Charles Blow to Deliver Distinguished Speaker Lecture

Posted 3/21/2022 3:03:00 PM

Author, commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow will deliver the University of Idaho’s Africana Studies Distinguished Speakers lecture. Read more

UI Extension Recognized by CDC for Vaccine Education Efforts

Posted 3/17/2022 3:00:00 PM

UI Extension’s EXCITE team hosted education sessions at COVID-19 vaccine sites, receiving recognition from the CDC for the effort. Read more

Winning Participants of 2022 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Earn Avista Scholarships

Posted 3/8/2022 10:17:00 PM

Four participants at this year’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival will receive scholarships to the University of Idaho from the Avista Foundation. Read more

Theatre Department’s Live Production of “Mr. Burns” Opens Today in Moscow

Posted 3/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

A dark comedy called “Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play,” by the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts opens for a week at the Hartung Theater. Read more

University of Idaho Launches Principal Training Program for North Idaho Educators

Posted 2/24/2022 5:00:00 PM

U of I College of Education moves quickly to create a principal training pipeline for North Idaho teachers. Registration open for fall 2022 cohort. Read more

Ukraine Crisis is Topic of Feb. 24 Panel Discussion at U of I

Posted 2/23/2022 9:43:00 PM

Four University of Idaho faculty members will examine the Ukrainian crisis, its causes, historical context and significance during a panel discussion. Read more

Venue Changed for Evening Performances at 55th Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Posted 2/16/2022 10:12:00 PM

This year’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival evening concerts have been moved to the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the University of Idaho campus. Read more

New Alumni Relations Leader Named at University of Idaho

Posted 2/11/2022 5:00:00 PM

Vandal alumna Amy Lientz named assistant vice president for alumni relations and administrator or alumni association. Read more

Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program Expands

Posted 2/9/2022 7:07:00 PM

The Moore Foundation gives $488,000 to the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, a statewide partnership led by the McClure Center. Read more

U of I’s Black History Research Lab’s First Historical Exhibit Opens Feb. 15

Posted 2/7/2022 4:00:00 PM

The Black History Research Lab and Library collaborated on live and digital Black history exhibit opening in February 2022. Read more

U of I Online Presentation by former U.S. Ambassador Feb. 16

Posted 2/7/2022 4:00:00 PM

U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell will speak about relations with India as Martin Institute Visiting Distinguished Practitioners of International Affairs. Read more

The Micron Foundation Commits Over $1 Million to Promote Greater Diversity in Engineering in Idaho

Posted 2/3/2022 7:20:00 PM

Grant to University of Idaho reinforces 30-year partnership and commitment to increase representation of underrepresented groups in engineering talent pipeline. Read more

U of I, Idaho State, Boise State Students to Compete in Statewide 3MT Competition

Posted 2/1/2022 4:00:00 PM

Graduate students from Idaho's universities will present their research at a collaborative Three Minute Thesis competition. Event is hosted by U of I. Read more

U of I Presents Two New, Free Play Readings in February

Posted 1/28/2022 5:00:00 PM

University of Idaho Theatre presents free, virtual readings of new plays featuring Master's of Fine Arts candidates. Read more

ECHO Idaho Awarded Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education Status

Posted 1/27/2022 4:00:00 PM

All Idaho healthcare professionals can claim continuing education credits through live, virtual participation with Project ECHO. Read more

University of Idaho Named Academic Lead for DOD Cybersecurity Consortium

Posted 1/24/2022 9:45:00 PM

U of I nationally recognized by Department of Defense for cybersecurity leadership, bachelor and masters degrees. Read more

Book Nominations Sought for U of I 2022-23 Common Read

Posted 1/10/2022 11:11:00 PM

Nominations are open for the Common Read, a program designed to engage students and the community in a unified intellectual activity. Read more

Study Shows COVID-Infected Mothers’ Breastmilk Provides Infants with Antibodies

Posted 1/5/2022 8:03:00 PM

A study finds that breastfeeding mothers provide their infants antibodies — and natural protection — against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more

University of Idaho Ranching School Offers Comprehensive Look at Cattle Production

Posted 1/5/2022 8:03:00 PM

A new U of I school for ranchers will offer an intensive look at their business from their financial world to finished product. Read more

U of I Holds Open Theatre Auditions for Spring Season

Posted 1/3/2022 5:50:00 PM

Auditions for U of I's 2022 spring theatre season will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Hartung Theater.. Read more

Top 10 Favorite Holiday Albums and Playlists Named by Lionel Hampton School of Music Faculty

Posted 12/20/2021 9:00:00 PM

Who better to bring together a list of cheer-inducing holiday melodies than the faculty of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho? Read more

Migrants Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Subject to Dehydration, Death, U of I Study Finds

Posted 12/16/2021 10:40:00 PM

A U of I study found that migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. suffer severe dehydration, which would explain patterns of migrant mortality. Read more

New Assessment Released by the McClure Center Highlights Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for Idaho’s Economy

Posted 12/14/2021 9:39:00 PM

The impact of climate change in Idaho will present challenges and opportunities to all sectors of our economy according to a series of reports.. Read more

NASA Sends U of I Student Research to International Space Station

Posted 12/13/2021 7:31:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 13, 2021 — Vandal innovation is headed to the International Space Station (ISS). Read more

WSU and U of I Pledge Combined $1 Million Toward Airport Terminal

Posted 12/9/2021 4:56:00 PM

Washington State University and U of I are teaming up to support the construction of a new terminal at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Read more

U of I Winter 2021 Commencement to Be Held Dec. 11

Posted 12/7/2021 4:55:00 PM

Graduating students are eligible to receive a combined 614 degrees this December at the U of I 2021 Winter Commencement. Read more

Annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert Back in Person and Live-Streamed Dec. 10

Posted 12/3/2021 5:28:00 PM

Hundreds of area high school singers will join with students and faculty during the annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Read more

U of I Scientists Study Energy Flow in Ecosystems Using Role of Tasmanian Devil

Posted 11/15/2021 10:55:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 15, 2021 — University of Idaho researchers are studying how Tasmanian devils influence ecosystems. Read more

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

Posted 11/3/2021 7:16:00 PM

The community is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony to honor military members and veterans at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Read more

Tuskless Elephant Phenomenon Explained by U of I Scientist and Colleagues

Posted 10/22/2021 9:54:00 PM

Female elephants in a region of Africa are evolving without tusks due in part to illegal poaching and the ravages of a civil war, according to research. Read more

University of Idaho Fall 2021 Student Enrollment Up 4.7% Largest Freshman Class in Five Years

Posted 10/19/2021 9:43:00 PM

Overall student enrollment at U of I for the fall 2021 is 11,303 students, up more than 4.7% over fall 2020 enrollment of 10,791 students. Read more

Palouse French Film Festival Runs Throughout October

Posted 10/13/2021 10:30:00 PM

In its eleventh year, the Palouse French Film Festival shows films each Tuesday this month at Moscow’s Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Read more

Fall Theatre Season Opens Oct. 15 with "Macbeth: Alba Gu Brath"

Posted 10/13/2021 6:33:00 PM

The University of Idaho fall 2021 theatre season opens with “Macbeth: Alba Gu Brath” at the Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Read more

Statewide Academic Libraries Collaborate for Expanded Services

Posted 10/11/2021 8:43:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 11, 2021 — Libraries at four Idaho institutions of higher education recently formed the Network of Idaho Academic Libraries (NIAL) to enhance the library services and resources offered to Idaho’s citizens. Read more

Photojournalist Who Documented Immigrants Featured in Conversation About Grit

Posted 10/11/2021 6:28:00 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 11, 2021 — Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries to document the journey of immigrants to the United States. Read more

U of I Launches Campaign for Students With $15.2M in Philanthropic Gifts

Posted 10/8/2021 6:16:00 PM

Today, the U of I launches the public phase of a philanthropic campaign specifically in support of students with $15.2 million in gifts from four families. Read more

COVID-19 Expert and CIDRAP Director to Keynote the 2021 Borah Symposium

Posted 10/6/2021 3:48:00 PM

2021's Borah Symposium, “Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward,” is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 11-13, 2021. Read more

The Role of the US Navy in International Affairs Is the Topic of the Martin Forum

Posted 10/5/2021 6:38:00 PM

Cmdr. Nicholas Meyers will deliver a free, public address at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in ED 141 and online as part of the U of I Martin Forum. Read more

Metal Detection Is Newest Piece of Security at University of Idaho Events

Posted 10/1/2021 5:53:00 PM

Walk-through metal detectors will be used at University of Idaho events in which attendance is expected to exceed 1,000 people. Read more

Homecoming 2021 Celebrates a Century of “Vandals”

Posted 9/30/2021 9:55:00 PM

Don Monson will return to his alma mater to serve as the grand marshal for the 2021 Homecoming Parade Saturday, Oct. 9. Read more


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