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What is a Flagship University?
Posted: Tuesday, February 21 2012
Historically, the University of Idaho has been designated as Idaho's flagship University. This distinction, which is given to other universities nationwide that meet the established criteria, carries with it unique responsibilities. This news release provides context to the "Flagship" distinction, and examines the University of Idaho's role in the state.
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A Million Dollar Boost for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will dig deep and statewide to discover and address the root causes of why Idaho is losing its advantage in global competitiveness. At the heart of the new initiative – supported by major funding from the Micron Technology Foundation – is learning why some Idaho students may not perform well, or pursue careers, in the areas of science, technology, engineerin...
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Two $40 Million Grants Fuel Collaborative, Renewable Energy Research in Northwest
Posted: Wednesday, September 28 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Recent breakthroughs in biofuels technology could result in a “greener” jet stream across the Pacific Northwest. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced major grants to the University of Washington and Washington State University; the two separate five-year grants are $40 million each. The University of Idaho will partner in...
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Natural Resources | Steve Hollenhorst - MOSS | Mark Hoversten | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Duane Nellis
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Pursuit of Science Passion: University Board Approves New Professional Science Master's Program
Posted: Thursday, June 24 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education approved the institution’s new instructional program in professional science leading to a master’s degree in natural resources and environmental science. The action came during the board’s June meeting in Idaho Falls. The Professional Science Master’s program is housed in the College of Graduate Studies and is one ...
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Idaho's College of Law Marks Commencement, Achievements of 84 Graduates
Posted: Thursday, May 6 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – Nancy Morris, the nation's first woman secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will give the commencement address for the University of Idaho's College of Law commencement. The College of Law, the university's only Advanced Professional degree program, will hold its graduation and celebration on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 3 p.m., in the...
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U-Idaho Sees Significant Increase in Idaho Students; Strategy Spurs Growth in Key Targeted Areas
Posted: Tuesday, September 6 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho’s best and brightest students continue to make the University of Idaho a destination of choice for success. The university has seen a six percent increase in new in-state freshmen, students who responded favorably to changes made in programs that increased scholarships for Idahoans. On the 10th day of classes, a snapshot taken of enrollment numbers shows a total 12,312 stud...
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Million Dollar Gift Supports Public Legal Education in Boise
Posted: Tuesday, August 24 2010
BOISE, Idaho – The face of public legal education in Idaho is getting a lift thanks to the generous support of the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. The Idaho-based nonprofit – committed to educational excellence for students and institutions – has committed $1 million to the University of Idaho College of Law for development of an Idaho Law Learning Center in Boise at the historic Ada County Cou...
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Volunteers Needed for 2010 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Those looking for a new way to experience the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival should consider the volunteer program. Volunteer positions include managing student performance sites, driving artists, helping register schools, promoting the festival and doing office work. Volunteers receive perks. They are provided a lunchtime treat from Domino’s Piz...
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White House Recognizes University of Idaho as National Leader in Community Service
Posted: Monday, March 12 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho outreach and engagement efforts have been recognized by the White House for the sixth time, as it has every year since the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service began in 2006. However, this year the university was among only 20 percent of the institutions of higher education who received “with distinction” status. The President’s Higher Education Commu...
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New Website Pulls Together Data Used To Monitor Health of Northwest Communities
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho –The new Indicators Northwest website provides the most up-to-date social and economic data for states, counties, Native American reservations, and tribes for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The University of Idaho, with support from the Community Action Partnership headquartered in Lewiston, developed the new website. It provides a publicly available tool to help citizens an...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features | Extension
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Olympian Armstrong Urges Idaho Graduates to Embrace a "Get to" Attitude
Posted: Saturday, May 15 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong encouraged University of Idaho graduates to seek out a "get to" kind of life -- rather than do things that they "have to." Armstrong, a 1995 alumna, claimed the Olympic gold medal in bicycling during the 2008 Beijing games. But, she said, her life could have been different if she hadn't zeroed in on the importance...
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University of Idaho Advising, Teaching, Collaborative, Outreach and Creative Activity Achievements Shine
Posted: Wednesday, April 21 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – Excellence is its own reward, but as many University of Idaho faculty found out, a ceremony and an award can make the reward a little bit sweeter. The university's annual Excellence Awards banquet honored 16 faculty and graduate students at an on-campus ceremony for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, outreach and advising. New this year to the ...
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U-Idaho Sustainability Center Joins Forces With Office of Community Partnerships
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - This year has been busy for both the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP). Provost and executive vice president Doug Baker approved the merger of the two organizations. Under OCP’s umbrella, the Sustainability Center will maintain its identity, student leadership-orientation and its wide range of student activities. The Sustainab...
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Legislative Update: Higher Education Takes Spotlight
Posted: Monday, March 5 2012
By Joe Stegner Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations It has been a very productive week at the Idaho legislature and a great week for higher education in our state. The budget bill for colleges and universities was passed by the Joint Finance and Appropriates Committee, and is now headed to the Senate and House floors for approval. Nearly all Gov. Butch Otter’s budg...
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Alpine Ski Team Wins at Regionals
Posted: Wednesday, February 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho Men’s Alpine Team and one member of the Women’s Alpine Team qualified for national collegiate finals at the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Western Region Championship Feb. 23-25 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Brothers Erik and Drew Anderson of Sandpoint, Idaho, Nick Howell of Pocatello, Idaho, Jeff Jacka of Federal Way, Wash. and Travis Soderquis...
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College of Education Reconfiguration Strengthens Departments, Sharpens Experience for Students
Posted: Thursday, June 17 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – They say two heads are better than one, but three departments may prove more efficient and beneficial to students than four when it comes to the College of Education at the University of Idaho. With the approval today from the University of Idaho Board of Regents/State Board of Education, students at the university will see few changes when the Department of Adult Career Technolog...
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University Housing sees gains in its second year of Recyclemania participation
Posted: Thursday, April 8 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho—University Housing at the University of Idaho saw less garbage and more compostable materials and recyclables this year, compared to last year during Recyclemania, Jan. 17 - March 27. Recyclemania is a nationwide competition that pits school against school to see who can recycle the most. University Housing also participates in hall competitions as part of th...
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Investing in Idaho's Future: University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Announce Collaborative Concept for Parma Research and Extension Center
Posted: Monday, December 7 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho – Under a pre-agreement document submitted for consideration by the University of Idaho Board of Regents, the university and J.R. Simplot Company propose a $1.5 million multi-year agreement for the university's Parma Research and Extension Center that would give the center a new lease on life. "The University of Idaho and J.R. Simplot Company have had a long and proud hist...
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Football Legend Jerry Kramer To Lead 2012 U-Idaho Homecoming Parade
Posted: Friday, August 3 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho legend, Sandpoint native and Lombardi-era Green Bay Packer star Jerry Kramer will lead the University of Idaho’s 103rd annual homecoming parade as Grand Marshal on Saturday, Oct. 6. At 10 a.m., Kramer will guide the parade through downtown Moscow in preparation for the Vandals’ homecoming contest against the New Mexico State University Aggies. Kickof...
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Business Plan Team Takes Fifth at Rice Contest with New Idaho Potato Process
Posted: Wednesday, April 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – A University of Idaho food scientist’s invention that could promise healthier processed potato products helped a student business plan team finish fifth among more than 1,600 worldwide entries in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. University of Idaho students Gaylene Anderson and Jacob Pierson competed in the contest Rice University billed as the world’s richest. This...
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U-Idaho Web Renovation Debuts Friday
Posted: Tuesday, February 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Visitors who click into www.uidaho.edu Feb. 10 will discover a renovated site with a new look and improved features such as streamlined functions, better search capabilities, and clearer directions. The improvements to the site are designed to make access easier for users. New features include the ability to select favorite or commonly used parts of the web and bookmark them. U...
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Longtime Dean of Students to Offer Remarks at Winter Commencement, Dec. 10
Posted: Friday, December 2 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Natural daylight streaming into the iconic Kibbie Dome will illuminate the path to the future for University of Idaho graduates as they gather in the newly renovated ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m., for winter commencement. This December, 814 graduates are eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. All degree candidates ...
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University of Idaho Events for Oct. 17- 23
Posted: Friday, October 14 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho- The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Oct. 17- 23. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Oct. 17 "Mad Men" Mondays 12:30-2 p.m. Memorial Gym, Women’s Center Lounge, Room 109 1001 University Ave. in Moscow Join the Women's Center in watching the award-winning TV series "Mad Men...
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Jan Boles and Anna Marie Boles: Prichard Art Gallery Continues Diamond Anniversary Celebration
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – For 25 years, the Prichard Art Gallery has been the focal point for visual arts in Moscow and on the Palouse. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gallery is presenting a yearlong series of exhibits and events. The third exhibit in the series features the work of Jan and Anna Marie Boles. This exhibit highlights the Prichard Gallery’s commitment to supporting the artists of Id...
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University Statement on the Passing of Sen. Jim McClure
Posted: Sunday, February 27 2011
Idaho Sen. James A. McClure passed away during the last weekend in February. A double-alumnus of the University of Idaho, McClure and his wife, Louise, remained connected to their alma mater. In 2007, the University's Bureau of Public Affairs research was renamed as the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. In this and many other ways, the University honored Jim and Louise...
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Research Suggests Strategy to Prevent Deadly E coli in Cattle
Posted: Wednesday, May 12 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW – Scientists, including the University of Idaho's Carolyn Hovde Bohach, Monday reported they have learned how deadly E. coli bacteria sense the cattle gastrointestinal tract. The work may provide "an exciting alternative to diminish contamination of meat products and cross-contamination of produce crops because of cattle shedding this human pathogen," the scientists...
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Policy Analysis Group Releases Idaho Sheep Report
Posted: Monday, February 22 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – A report from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources Policy Analysis Group (PAG) details the current situation with Idaho’s Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and domestic sheep populations. The peer-reviewed report outlines the varying issues surrounding bighorn sheep viability and domestic sheep grazing. It provides background on the issue for ...
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Regents Authorize Bond for Life Safety Work and Use of Private Funds for Kibbie Renovation Design
Posted: Thursday, February 18 2010
Written by Tania Thompson MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho's iconic ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center moves closer to the final phase of life safety work and the next phase of design for renovation and enhancement. In action at the Idaho State Board of Education meeting in Boise, the university's Board of Regents approved the university's request for the authority to issue ...
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University Housing Records Six All-Time High Scores in Student Satisfaction
Posted: Tuesday, February 2 2010
Written by Tina Deines MOSCOW, Idaho – University Housing at the University of Idaho recorded six all-time high scores for the second year in a row in a recent annual student satisfaction survey. The survey, which was distributed via e-mail to residence hall students in November, was conducted by Educational Benchmarking, Inc. The survey asked 86 questions that represent 19 f...
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Lunch and Lead: Luncheon Series Focuses on Sustainable Business Practices
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Tania Thompson BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho Boise center will offer up practical solutions for businesses that want to make a commitment to sustainability and improve their bottom line. It's the focus for monthly brown bag presentations that are part of the Lunch & Lead: Sustainable Business Practices series. The series runs February through December. ...
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A Near Billion Dollar Impact: University of Idaho's Nellis Talks Economic Impact and Development, Research Growth During Legislative Presentation
Posted: Monday, January 25 2010
Written by Tania Thompson BOISE, Idaho – In remarks delivered today before Idaho's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, University of Idaho President Duane Nellis put the land-grant institution's bottom line before lawmakers: the University of Idaho contributes nearly $1 billion to the state's economy. "That's 1.9 percent of total state economy," said Nellis, who has been...
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Creatively Yours: University of Idaho Faculty Works Featured at Prichard Art Gallery in December and January
Posted: Thursday, December 3 2009
Written by Marnie Driflot MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery will present its annual faculty art exhibit, which is a celebration of faculty members' creative contributions in the community. The exhibit will be on view Dec. 11 through Jan. 16, 2010, with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5-8 p.m. Works by faculty from the university's College of Art and Arch...
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Art & Architecture | Nels Reese | David Giese | Lynne Haagensen | Jason Ferguson | Matthew Brehm | Greg Turner-Rahman | Frank Jacobus | Miranda Anderson | Phillip G. Mead | Mark Hoversten | Delphine Keim-Campbell | John Anderson | News Release | Idaho at Glance
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Northern Idaho High School Science Teachers Keep Skills Fresh in University Research Labs
Posted: Tuesday, November 24 2009
Research has Direct Application to the Region's Water Quality Written by Donna Emert COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Scientific research is only a little bit like riding a bike: you don't ever forget how, but there are always new approaches, technologies and discoveries to factor into the process. To keep their skills and knowledge up to date, four high school science teachers from Coeur d'Alene are bac...
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Scott Minnich | Environmental Science | Coeur d' Alene | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho
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U-Idaho Arboretum Joins Select Few in Accredited Ranks
Posted: Tuesday, May 15 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The 63-acre University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden was recognized this week as one of only a handful of arboreta that has been accredited by the Morton Register of Arboreta. The U-Idaho Arboretum received a Level III accreditation, on a four tier scale, that recognizes an arboretum with more than 500 varieties of trees and woody plants, a dedicated curator, professional...
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Emmy Award-Winner, Jac Venza, to Speak April 18 at University of Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, April 11 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jac Venza, father of fine arts programming on public broadcasting, will speak at the University of Idaho on April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Venza is a legendary figure who has worked in television from the very early years. He pioneered connections between the European media and PBS. Venza was responsible for finding funding for arts progra...
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Top National Scholarship Awarded to University of Idaho Student
Posted: Thursday, March 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Rebecca Johnson, a junior at the University of Idaho, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program.  Johnson is the only recipient from an Idaho university to receive this award this year. "Rebecca Johnson embodies the College of Natural Resources, with her passion for nature and commitment to making the world a better place," said...
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Legislative Update: Session Continues With Rangeland, Gift, Budget Issues
Posted: Monday, March 26 2012
By Joe Stegner, Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations BOISE, Idaho — Lawmakers had hoped to end the sessions and head home by last weekend, but the past week kept them very busy and the session will continue into this week for at least another few days. The University of Idaho had interest in several bills before legislators this past week. The bill called the Rang...
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Office of Technology Transfer Recognizes Innovators, Stimulates Economy
Posted: Friday, March 23 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho –Taxes, regulations, legal jargon and a tough economy make it difficult to translate even the best business ideas into cash. But this week, the University of Idaho celebrated the successes of one of its own – John Shovic, chief technology officer of Coeur d’Alene-based InstiComm, LLC. Shovic was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Innovator Award for more than 26 years of...
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Legislative Update: Land Board Bill, IGEM and Going Home Tax Bill in Discussion
Posted: Monday, March 19 2012
By Joe Stegner Special Assistant to the President for State Governmental Relations House bill 495, also known as the “Land Board Bill,” is legislation designed to restrict the authority and investment options of the Land Board. In general, the bill limits the ability of the Land Board to invest in and operate a commercial business. The University has a concern that this bill violates the constitu...
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Idaho’s Agricultural Research Enhanced through Multi-Million Dollar Endowments from Idaho Wheat Commission and Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Posted: Friday, January 6 2012
BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Wheat Commission today announced a plan to create two faculty research endowments with $2 million to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to support Idaho’s 4,500 wheat growers and their $766 million-per-year harvest. In addition, Limagrain Cereal Seeds has agreed to collaborate with the college on breeding new wheat varieties for Idaho and...
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Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Chief James Allan to Give Commencement Address at University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene
Posted: Tuesday, April 20 2010
Written by Tania Thompson COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Approximately 114 students are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho's Coeur d'Alene center on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Schuler Auditorium in Boswell Hall on the North Idaho College campus. The candidates have applied for 59 baccalaureate degrees, three doctoral degrees, two specialist degrees an...
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McCall Outdoor Science School Educates Idaho Kids About Climate Change
Posted: Wednesday, January 27 2010
Written by Sue McMurray Wal-Mart grant will help with student-focused program MCCALL, Idaho – Snow-day school closures in early October, extra-hot summers and an overabundance of creepy insects to scare little sister may seem like a great way to live to some Idaho kids. But while these factors may be fun now, they are signs of impending climate change that could alter their futures. A new clim...
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University of Idaho’s Climate Action Plan Envisions a Sustainable Campus Community
Posted: Tuesday, January 26 2010
Written by Joe Nickels MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Sustainability Center has released a Climate Action Plan, the first step in a long-term, comprehensive strategy to make the University of Idaho a zero-emissions campus by 2030. The Climate Action Plan is a framework for both immediate and long-term action. “It is up to our generation to initiate the ...
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University of Idaho Events for Dec. 7-13
Posted: Saturday, December 5 2009
Written by Candace Lowe MOSCOW, Idaho – The following is a list of University of Idaho sponsored events for the week of Dec. 7-13. Events will take place in Moscow, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Monday, Dec.7 Vandal Booster Luncheon 11:45 a.m. University Inn Best Western 1516 W. Pullman Rd. in Moscow Join the Latah County Vandal Boosters at their weekly luncheon; ...
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Idaho 2nd and 5th Graders Enact Planetary Rotation Using Indoor/Outdoor Solar Systems They Built to Scale
Posted: Tuesday, December 1 2009
Written by Donna Emert COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Seltice Elementary School children, working with University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene teacher education students and their own classroom teachers, have done the math, science, engineering and artwork necessary to construct two, scale-model solar systems. They built a big one for use in the school gym, and a bigger one that can only be deployed in the ...
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University of Idaho Graduate Student Wins National Conservation Award
Posted: Monday, November 30 2009
Written by Sue McMurray MOSCOW, Idaho – Improving our understanding of risks to threatened species populations worldwide is the ambition of Jan Schipper, a University of Idaho graduate student. He is the recent winner of the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award, a national award from the American Society of Mammalogists that recognizes Schipper's significant contribution as a student to the con...
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Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 12
Posted: Thursday, November 19 2009
Written by Becca Johnson MOSCOW, Idaho – This December, some 700 students are eligible for graduation from the University of Idaho. Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The event is free and open to the public. All degree candidates, dressed in their regalia, will line up for the procession on Saturday morning by 11:30 a.m. on ...
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Positive Role Models: Junior and Senior High School Girls Hear From Women Science and Math Professionals at Boise Event
Posted: Wednesday, March 25 2009
March 25, 2009 NOTE TO MEDIA: Bridges to Math and Science is open to the media. Please contact University Communications to confirm your coverage of this event, (208) 885-6567. BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host nearly 100 seventh and 10th grade girls for the third annual Bridges to Careers in Math and Science event on Thursday, April 2, in Boise. ...
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UI Hires New Vice President for Finance
Posted: Friday, July 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian R. Foisy has accepted the position of vice president for Finance. His first day at UI is Aug. 31. Foisy brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education finances to UI, and he most recently served as vice president for Administration and Finance at Minot State University in Minot, North Da...
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First-Generation College-Bound Students Benefit from UI/Verizon Partnership
Posted: Friday, July 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — Twenty at-risk high school students are experiencing hands-on scientific learning as they investigate climate change, water quality, fuel alternatives and more during the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound Math Science program at the McCall Field Campus, supported by a $6,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The Upward Bound students are liv...
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Explore Idaho’s Link to Oreos, Agricultural Science at UI Aberdeen Twilight Tour July 29
Posted: Friday, July 24
ABERDEEN, Idaho – The University of Idaho Aberdeen Research and Extension Center will hold the Twilight Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.   The event welcomes families and farmers with fun ways to learn more about efforts by the university to improve lives and benefit agriculture from home landscaping to major crops.   Topics include Idaho wheat’s role in Oreo cookies...
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Moscow Historic Preservation Commission Selects UI as Orchid Award Winner
Posted: Wednesday, July 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The Moscow Historic Preservation Commission has awarded the University of Idaho an Orchid Award for its efforts recognizing and celebrating the historic character of the central campus and how it interfaces with the Moscow community. The award recognizes the work of UI’s Architectural and Engineering Services team, which oversaw the design and cons...
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Moscow Science Teachers Hike Mountain for UI Youth Science Program
Posted: Wednesday, July 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The experience of science camp is so important that two Moscow High School science teachers are enduring a 92-mile hike with 22,000-foot elevation change in five days to raise money for the Moscow sixth graders to attend the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Mark Shipley and Ken Berger will hike the Wonderland Trail around...
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UI’s TRIO Receives $1.6 Million Dept. of Education Grant
Posted: Wednesday, July 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The University of Idaho has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services TRIO program for the next five years. The funds — about $325,259 per budget year or a little more than $1.6 million — will help the program continue its mission of offering individual academic and personal support t...
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UI Scientists Predict Increase in Megafires Due to Climate Change
Posted: Tuesday, July 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 21, 2015 — More megafires are predicted into the mid-21st century as scientists apply climate models to fire-prone regions across the country. “Climate change will increase the odds of conditions that have historically led to megafires,” said UI’s Renaud Barbero, a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of a paper published this month in the In...
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North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat Offers Tools to Empower Organizations
Posted: Tuesday, July 21
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – July 21, 2015 —Education, relationship building and rejuvenation is in store for nonprofit professionals, board members and other volunteers at the North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat, which begins 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Forty-One South and The Lodge at Sandpoint. The conference, offered through University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene’s Professional ...
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Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning Project Creates Free Textbooks
Posted: Wednesday, July 15
The Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning is making strides in working with Idaho educators to increase affordability and accessibility of high-quality K-12 textbooks for underfunded schools. Through Open Educational Resources (OER) Institutes funded by the Doceo Center, textbooks are being created that are free to any school district. The Doceo Center is operated through the College of Educatio...
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Open House Showcases Continued Remodel of Wallace Residence Center
Posted: Wednesday, July 15
The University of Idaho is unveiling the completed first floor remodel of Gooding Wing in Wallace Residence Center. UI’s Housing & Residence Life team will host an open house from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, to allow community members the opportunity to view the newly remodeled space. The open house will be held on the first floor of Gooding, through the entrance off of Stadium Drive. ...
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UI Closes Experimental Forest to Public Due to Fire Risks
Posted: Tuesday, July 14
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources has closed UI’s Experimental Forest statewide to the public until further notice due to persistent high fire danger. Firewood-cutting permits issued by the Experimental Forest are suspended until the closure is lifted. “We have taken a proactive move to alleviate the potential risk of wildfire due to this summer’s hot and dry w...
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UI Partners with Coeur d’Alene Programs for 8th Annual Parks Day
Posted: Thursday, July 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9, 2015 — Members of the Coeur d’Alene community are invited to an afternoon of fun on Saturday, July 11, at the eighth annual Parks Day Celebration. The event — a partnership between the University of Idaho’s Eat Smart Idaho and 4-H Food Smart Families programs and Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation — is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coeu...
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UI Partners with BSU for 5th Annual TRIO Upward Bound Carnival
Posted: Thursday, July 9
Members of the Boise community are invited to an evening of fun on Tuesday, July 14, at the fifth annual TRIO Upward Bound College Carnival. The event — a partnership between the University of Idaho’s Eat Smart Idaho and 4-H Food Smart Families programs, Boise State University’s TRIO Upward Bound program and the city of Boise Parks and Recreation — is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at...
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UI Researcher Studying Complex Migration of Amazonian Catfish
Posted: Thursday, July 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9 , 2015 —Using new techniques, researchers have uncovered details of one of the world’s longest and least understood migrations, which could aid the conservation of giant Amazonian fish. UI doctoral student Jens Hegg has shown that the migration patterns of Amazonian catfish are much more diverse than originally thought, which may influence the population&rs...
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UI Team Advances in Cyber Grand Challenge Tournament
Posted: Wednesday, July 8
A team from the University of Idaho’s Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (CSDS) is in a heated competition to increase cybersecurity in the United States. CSDS — a two-person team led by center director Jim Alves-Foss, who is working with post-doctoral fellow Jia Song — placed second and is one of seven teams to advance to the final round of the Cyber Grand Challenge, spons...
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Climate and Fires Tightly Linked Over the Past Century in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Posted: Thursday, July 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 2, 2015 – Despite large changes in forest management and fire suppression, climate strongly influences wildfire activity in the northern Rocky Mountains, according to research published by a team of University of Idaho and U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The increase in wildfires in the past 30 years coincides with an increase in warm, dry summer conditions...
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Idaho Repertory Theatre Presents World Premiere of “The Little Prince”
Posted: Wednesday, July 1
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 1, 2015 — Idaho Repertory Theatre (IRT) presents the premiere of “The Little Prince,” a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic. The story is brought to life by award-winning director Matt Foss, assistant professor in theater at the University of Idaho. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 23-25, 31 and Aug. 1, 7-8, with aft...
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UI Awards More Than $24 Million in Scholarships to Students
Posted: Monday, June 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 30, 2015 – A college education is essential in today’s world, and the University of Idaho is working hard to provide that opportunity. For the 2015-16 academic year, more than 6,200 students from 45 states have been awarded over $24 million in scholarship support from the University of Idaho.  "A college degree can be a financial challenge. Obtaining a c...
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UI Showcases New Beer, Bread Research at Parker Farm Field Day
Posted: Monday, June 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 29, 2015 — The University of Idaho Parker Farm Field Day on Thursday, July 9, will feature agricultural research focused on wheat, canola, acidic soils and horticultural applications for biochar. The tour will also feature research focused on taste preferences for bread baked from hard red or hard white wheat and a new wheat beer, UI Stone Gold Vandal Wheat Be...
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UI Extension, Regional Climate Change Project Hosts Precision Ag Field Tour July 8
Posted: Friday, June 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 26, 2015 — The USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) project and University of Idaho Extension are holding a Precision Agriculture Field Tour on Wednesday, July 8, to respond to a growing desire among Palouse-area farmers to learn ways to more efficiently use resources, including fertilizers, pesticides and emerging technologies. Registrat...
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U-Idaho Law Professor Available to Discuss Equal Protection and Same-Sex Marriage
Posted: Friday, June 26
The United States Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, under the clause of the 14th Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority. The United States has become the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage with the couples being able to take advantage of the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexuals and will be recognized on ...
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College of Law and ICOLT Release Idaho’s First Guide to Conservation Funds
Posted: Thursday, June 25
The University of Idaho College of Law has researched and published Idaho’s first guide to funding resources available for conservation on private land. “Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands,” was written in association with the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts (ICOLT) and released through its Econo...
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UI Microbiologist Appointed to National Advisory Committee
Posted: Thursday, June 25
University of Idaho microbiologist/food science researcher and Distinguished Professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach was appointed Tuesday to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bohach will serve a two-year term, from 2015-2017, on NACMCF, which was established in 1988 by the USDA (Food Safety and Inspection Service), the U.S...
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Department of Education Announces Funding for UI-CAMP Through 2020
Posted: Wednesday, June 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 24, 2015 — The University of Idaho has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for the next five years. The funds — about $425,000 a year — will help the program continue to provide financial, academic and support services to students from migrant and seasonal farmworking ...
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UI Theater Professor Receives Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship
Posted: Wednesday, June 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 24, 2015 — University of Idaho professor Robert Caisley, head of dramatic writing in the Department of Theatre Arts, has been awarded an individual fellowship in performing and media arts in playwriting from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. The highly competitive fellowship recognizes Caisley’s outstanding work and artistic excellence and is awarded to help ...
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(ISC) 2® Partnership Aims to Bridge CyberSecurity Workforce Gap
Posted: Tuesday, June 23
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho —  (ISC)² ®, the largest global nonprofit membership body of certified information and software security professionals has announced a new partnership with the University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene to provide training and certification through the (ISC)2 Global Academic Program (GAP). Through the agreement, (ISC)2 provides students and professiona...
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U-Idaho Professor Available to Discuss Business Privacy in L.A. Case
Posted: Tuesday, June 23
The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) that required motel operators to keep records with specific information about their guests. The code also authorized police officers to inspect these records at any time without a search warrant. Motel owners in Los Angeles are challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, arguing it goes against Fourth Amendment ex...
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Math Grant Helps Idaho Administrators, Teachers, and Students
Posted: Tuesday, June 23
Idaho students are about to get more help with their math as teachers statewide receive support from a nearly $270,000 grant from the Idaho State Board of Education, and administered by the University of Idaho Regional Mathematics Center, Coeur d’Alene. The grant is part of a larger national program operating through the State Agency for Higher Education, (SAHE). The nonrenewable grant, whi...
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UI Responds to Passing of WSU President Elson S. Floyd
Posted: Saturday, June 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 20, 2015 – University of Idaho President Chuck Staben expressed great sadness today at the loss of Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of President Floyd,” said Staben. “Elson was a talented, visionary leader for higher education on the Palouse, in Washington and beyond. He led with pass...
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Bloomberg News Editor to Speak at UI’s Summer Journalism Workshop
Posted: Friday, June 19
Steve Geimann, a senior editor at Bloomberg News, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Idaho’s summer workshop for high school journalism students and teachers. Geimann, a deputy team leader in Bloomberg’s Washington, D.C., bureau, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, in the Trout Room of UI’s Living/Learning Center, Sixth and Line streets. His talk is free and o...
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UI-Moscow Community Branding Group Seeks Local Input
Posted: Thursday, June 18
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 18, 2015 — The City of Moscow, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and the University of Idaho are moving forward to the next phase of the Community University Strategic Partnership (CUSP) this week by gathering feedback from the community about why residents love Moscow. Representatives from CUSP will be canvassing Moscow for the next three weeks gathering input as par...
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University of Idaho College of Law Readies for New Educational Space
Posted: Thursday, June 18
The University of Idaho College of Law in Boise is gearing up to open the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) this fall in the historic and newly renovated Ada County Courthouse, adjacent to the Idaho State Capitol and Idaho Supreme Court. In addition to a second- and third-year option for law students, the fully renovated space will house the Idaho State Law Library and offer law-relat...
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Hundreds Set to Attend Biennial ASLE Conference at UI
Posted: Tuesday, June 16
More than 900 people are expected to attend the 11th biennial Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Conference Tuesday through Saturday, June 23-27. The week long conference — hosted by the University of Idaho and city of Moscow — promotes a sustainable outlook on the environment through panel discussions with scholars and writers, local field trips to learn...
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UI Research Tours to Help Growers Weather Weed, Insect and Disease Issues
Posted: Thursday, June 11
KIMBERLY, Idaho – An explosion of weeds sparked by recent downpours across Idaho make this year’s University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours in Kimberly and Aberdeen timely for farmers and others, said UI Extension weed scientist Don Morishita. The Kimberly and Aberdeen Research and Extension Centers will host the tours Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23-24. “It...
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Screen on the Green Brings Summer Hits to Tower Lawn
Posted: Wednesday, June 10
The University of Idaho’s Department of Student Involvement will be hosting Screen on the Green every Thursday on the Tower Lawn at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.) at the University of Idaho. An annual event, Screen on the Green brings family friendly films for free to an outdoor screen. Free popcorn is provided. Bring your blankets and chairs. In case of bad weather, Screen on the Green will be he...
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STEM Education Conference to Highlight K-12 Efforts in Idaho
Posted: Monday, June 8
“Highlighting Successful Educational Programs and Partnerships,” the 2015 University of Idaho-Micron Idaho STEM Innovations Conference is taking place 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at The Riverside Hotel in Boise. This free conference, sponsored by University of Idaho and Micron Foundation, will provide resources about a variety of successful programs and partnerships around Id...
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College of Law Engaged in Strategic Planning to Determine Long-Term Statewide Vision
Posted: Sunday, June 7
The University of Idaho College of Law is engaged in a strategic planning process to determine the long-term vision for its Moscow and Boise campus locations. Initially, the focus of the process is on a review of the current academic program and the opportunities provided by the opening of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC), including assessing the expansion of the college to includ...
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Soil Science Professor Updates Textbook and Makes it Cheaper
Posted: Friday, June 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2015 – Soil chemistry just won’t be the same as a result of University of Idaho professor Dan Strawn’s “labor of love.” At least the textbook, the fourth edition of “Soil Chemistry,” changed a lot as a result of Strawn’s efforts to bring an updated perspective to the undergraduate-level soil science book. He is particula...
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Three UI students awarded Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad
Posted: Tuesday, June 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 2, 2015 – Three students from the University of Idaho have been selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the 2015-16 academic term. Two of the students — Emily Kizer of Coeur d’Alene, a sophomore bio...
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Energy-Saving Techniques Cut Energy Use at UI Water Center in Half
Posted: Tuesday, June 2
Boise, Idaho – June 2, 2015 — The Idaho Water Center, home to the University of Idaho Boise, has reduced the use of geothermal water by more than half compared to last year, according to the City of Boise Public Works. Historically, the Idaho Water Center used between 8 and 13 million gallons of geothermal water from October to May. This year, however, new energy-saving techniques have...
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UI Readies to Host Record Turnout for State FFA Gathering Tuesday to Friday
Posted: Monday, June 1
University of Idaho agricultural education faculty expect a record turnout of more than 900 FFA members on the Moscow campus Tuesday through Friday, June 2-5, for state career development events.   Jim Connors, UI Agricultural and Extension Education Department head, said the record turnout reflects a recent change in Idaho school funding to increase support for agricultural education.  ...
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College of Law Celebrates Honorees at Class of 2015 Dinner and Commencement
Posted: Thursday, May 28
The University of Idaho College of Law celebrated its outstanding faculty and students at its Class of 2015 Dinner and commencement ceremony earlier this month. Four students were recognized during the Class of 2015 Dinner: Michaela Adams and Teresa Bode received the Spirit of the Clinic Award; Nii-Amaa Ollennu received the Outstanding Student Service Award; and Alayne Randall received the Spirit...
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UI Names New Dean of Students
Posted: Thursday, May 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 28, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Blaine Eckles has been named the Dean of Students, effective July 13. Eckles, who received his doctorate in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership from UI Boise in 2011, has been working as the Associate Dean of Students at Boise State University since December 2011. He has also worked as BSU&rsqu...
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UI Hires New Vice President for Advancement
Posted: Wednesday, May 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 27, 2015 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce alumna Mary Kay McFadden has been named the vice president for Advancement, effective Aug. 30, 2015. McFadden, a 1980 graduate of UI, began her career in academia at her alma mater as the assistant director in what was then known as the High School/College Relations Office. In 1984, she became the associate d...
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UI Soccer, International Affairs Researcher Available to Discuss Impact of FIFA Arrests
Posted: Wednesday, May 27
Early this morning, Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials on U.S. federal corruption charges. The charges stem from an FBI investigation, which alleges widespread corruption in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, over the past 20 years. Bill Smith, the director of the University of Idaho’s Martin Institute and Program in International Studies, is available to speak...
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UI Library Announces Online Access to Latah County Oral History Collection
Posted: Tuesday, May 26
A collection of more than 300 oral histories from people who grew up in North Idaho during the early 20th century is now online through the University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives at http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/lcoh/. This collection is a digital representation of the Latah County Oral History Collection, which is held by the UI Library's Special Collections and Archives. T...
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UI Boise Business Breakfast Speaker to Look at Biotechnology’s Role in Idaho’s Future
Posted: Thursday, May 21
Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote and Business Breakfast speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its Role in Idaho’s Future.” The talk will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. “Ed Penhoet brings Idaho his v...
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UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ...
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Prichard Exhibit Examines Conversations Around Endangerment
Posted: Tuesday, May 19
ENDANGERED at the Prichard Art Gallery will feature work by regional artists and poets Friday, May 22, through Saturday, June 6. There will be an opening reception and reading of poems in the ENDANGERED exhibit at the Prichard on Thursday, May 21. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with readings at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by John Paul Shields. The poets and artists have created work inspired a...
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Moscow Theater Students, Professor Travel to Moscow, Russia, in June
Posted: Tuesday, May 19
Four students and a professor from the University of Idaho Theatre Arts program will immerse themselves in Russian culture as part of an intensive four-week program with the Moscow (Russia) Art Theatre School in June. Mason Clark of Yakima, Washington; Lo Miles of Spokane, Washington; Dan Poppen of Sioux City, Iowa; and Alex Wendel from Charles City, Iowa; along with UI assistant professor Matt F...
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CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals
Posted: Friday, May 15
With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo...
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Mechanical Engineering Professor John Crepeau Receives Fulbright Scholar Award
Posted: Thursday, May 14
John C. Crepeau, professor and out-going chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Crepeau will spend six months — September 2015 through March 2016 — in Ecuador teaching a course in fluid mecha...
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