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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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College of Graduate Studies | Environmental Science | Water Resources | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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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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News Release | Office of the President | Idaho at Glance
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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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University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Office of the President | Eastern Idaho
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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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Annual Engineering Design EXPO to Feature Robots, Rockets, Race cars and More
Posted: Friday, April 24
The annual College of Engineering Design EXPO will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center. This is the 22nd year the College of Engineering has hosted the event, which showcases the work of its senior capstone engineering design teams.   This year’s Explore Engineering event will feature the work of over 50 engine...
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Idaho Geological Survey Researcher, UI Geologists Available to Discuss Idaho Quakes
Posted: Friday, April 24
The Sandpoint area of northern Idaho was rocked by three earthquakes the evening of April 23 and early morning of April 24. The University of Idaho has two geological experts available to speak to media: • Bill Phillips, a University of Idaho research geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey, is available to talk to the media about the quakes and how scientists are investigating them. To ar...
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UI Coeur d’Alene Receives Grant to Launch Cybersecurity Training Center
Posted: Thursday, April 23
The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has won a two-year grant from the Idaho Department of Labor for cybersecurity workforce training. Valued at more than $231,000 per year, the grant is renewable for a third year. The funds will support development of classroom, laboratory and structured on-the-job training curriculum, as well as a laboratory facility. Early in the first year, funds will ...
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Gender Justice Activists Honored with Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award
Posted: Thursday, April 23
Following in the footsteps of strong leaders on the University of Idaho campus working to advance and advocate for women, four honorees were recognized with the Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, April 15. UI students Sara Spritzer and Maribel Franco, faculty member Laura Putsche and community member Kathy Sprague were honored by the UI Women’s Center for their commitme...
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College of Law Students Launch First Adopt-a-Highway Project
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
Just in time to help celebrate Earth Day, law students from the University of Idaho have begun the College of Law’s first Adopt-a-Highway project. The group of volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, near the volleyball court at the Grove in Moscow.  The group will then carpool to mile marker 330–332 and start to pick up litter. If you wish to volunteer, there are si...
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Student Wildlife Conclave Wins Competition
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
The University of Idaho Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society brought home top honors from the Western Student Conclave, one of five regional events held annually across the U.S. and Canada. The event, held this spring at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas, is a three-day competition where teams show their skills in telemetry, orienteering, plant and animal identification, fly fishing, skeet sh...
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Two UI Theatre Students Win National Awards
Posted: Tuesday, April 21
Two University of Idaho Theatre Arts students received national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 18. Kadin McGreevy of Moscow won first place in directing, receiving the Stage Directing and Choreographers National Directing Fellowship, a $500 cash prize and a residency, yet to be determined. (He shares the award with Hannah Grace Bellows, Wester...
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College of Law to Hold 19th Annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution
Posted: Tuesday, April 21
The University of Idaho College of Law announces the 19th annual Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution mediation courses will be held Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 22, in Moscow and Boise. In 1997, the UI College of Law established the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution to meet the growing demand for high-quality dispute resolution training in the Northwest at a reasonable pr...
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UI Students Show Gratitude on Second Annual Day of Thanks
Posted: Monday, April 20
The second annual Day of Thanks is being hosted by the University of Idaho Student Foundation and Student Alumni Relations Board (SArb) on Wednesday, April 22. During the event, student members express their appreciation to UI faculty and staff through a letter-writing campaign, social media and decoration of faculty classrooms. “Our goal is to thank as many Vandal faculty and staff as pos...
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Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground
Posted: Monday, April 20
The University of Idaho’s McClure Center and Boise State University’s Andrus Center are proud to co-host a nonpartisan dialogue on learning opportunities for Idaho’s young children. The symposium, titled “Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Join the Andrus Center and M...
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College of Science Faculty and Early Career Award
Posted: Monday, April 20
Distinguished Faculty Award Each year the University of Idaho College of Science recognizes one faculty member with the Distinguished Faculty Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic and research missions of the college. Recipients from recent years include Dr. David McIlroy, Dr. Eva Top, and Dr. Deborah Stenkamp. This year’s recipient is Profess...
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Conscious College Road Tour coming to University of Idaho Moscow campus
Posted: Friday, April 17
On Wednesday, April 29, the student-led nonprofit Turning Green (formerly Teens Turning Green) will share its inspiration with the University of Idaho community in hopes of mobilizing college students around conscious living and sustainable practices. The nationwide road tour to 16 college campuses began on March 24 in Chico, California. Its main goal is to encourage students to make educated ch...
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UI Promotes Ewart to Vice President for Infrastructure
Posted: Thursday, April 16
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 16, 2015 – The University of Idaho has appointed Dan Ewart to the position of Vice President for Infrastructure effective June 21, 2015. Ewart has served as Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services at UI since 2012. In this newly created position, Ewart will manage UI’s facilities and real estate, administr...
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CNR Alumni, Friends Honored For Career Achievements
Posted: Thursday, April 16
Eight alumni and two friends of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources have received 2015 alumni awards from the college for their career achievements. International Alumni Achievement Award: Given to alumni who retain citizenship in another country and who exemplify a record of distinction in natural resource work in his or her home country. Martin Mendoza (Ph.D. ’85) is a p...
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Board of Regents Approve UI Student Tuition and Fee Increase
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
At the State Board of Education meeting today in Moscow, the Board of Regents approved a 3.5 percent undergraduate resident tuition and fee increase, which together with nonresident and graduate tuition and fees will provide approximately $2.7 million in additional net revenue over the FY2015 budget. The increase — the lowest in 10 years, following the second-lowest last year – will a...
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Community Members to Display Art April 30
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, for artAbility at the 1912 Center. artAbility is a student-led project supported by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development. It was created and funded by a University of Idaho Student-Arts-Fee Grant, written by Ashley Kuznia, to encourage adults with disabilities to...
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UI Receives $10.6 Million Grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho nearly $10.6 million to support the university’s new Center for Modeling Complex Interactions, which will build UI’s research capabilities and expertise in the area of collaborative modeling. The center will focus its efforts on using mathematical, statistical and molecular models to address biomedical research quest...
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UI College of Business and Economics AACSB Accreditation Extended Five Years
Posted: Tuesday, April 14
The University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and acco...
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Experience Student Research at Innovation Showcase
Posted: Tuesday, April 14
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 14, 2015 – The University of Idaho’s annual Innovation Showcase gives members of the campus and local communities the opportunity to learn about student research — from floating wind turbines and motorcycle clubs in the American West to how to translate Olympic athlete goal-setting models to help college students succeed. This year’s showcase wi...
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Second Annual Youth Water Summit Highlights High School Students’ Research to Solve Local Water Resources Issues
Posted: Monday, April 13
Over 220 students from eight northern Idaho high schools will present their research of and solutions to local water resource issues at the second annual Youth Water Summit at the University of Idaho on April 20-21. Hosted by UI’s The Confluence Project, the Youth Water Summit will showcase what these students have learned after a year of field-based and project-based learning in their wate...
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Prichard Art Gallery Exhibit Features Work From U-Idaho MFA Students
Posted: Monday, April 13
The Prichard Art Gallery will feature work from University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the MFA exhibit “Circuitous” Friday, April 17 through Saturday, May 16. An opening reception will take place at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17. This exhibit will feature work from four participants, each with differing art styles, including painting, sculpture a...
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UI Hires Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Posted: Monday, April 13
The University of Idaho has appointed Stefany Bales to the position of Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. Bales, a UI alumna, has served as UI’s Director of Integrated Communications since September 2013. The Executive Director reports to the president and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. In her new role, Bales will serve as the university’s chief spoke...
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UI Alumni Association Selects Hall of Fame Inductees
Posted: Monday, April 13
The University of Idaho Alumni Association has announced its 2015 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductees, with alumni leaders Richard J. Dahl ’73, Michael Hunter ’73, ’75, and David A. Poe ’70 chosen for the honors. The three alumni will be recognized during spring commencement activities. Commencement Day is May 16 in Moscow. Richard J. Dahl ‘73 Dahl graduated ...
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Panel Highlights Human Trafficking and Individuals’ Ability to Make a Difference
Posted: Friday, April 10
Modern day slavery and grassroots efforts to combat it in the U.S. and worldwide will be the focus for a panel discussion Thursday, April 16 at the University of Idaho. The panel will feature Linda EagleSpeaker and Stephanie Pollaro, who are both working to stop human trafficking. Their visits are part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences annual Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker ser...
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BLOCK Fest Teaches Children, Parents Value of Playing With Blocks
Posted: Friday, April 10
The University of Idaho Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is bringing BLOCK Fest to Moscow on Friday, April 17. BLOCK Fest is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. The interactive event uses five block play stations to introduce children and the...
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Logging Day in the UI Library Features Artifacts, Lectures, Readings and Film
Posted: Thursday, April 9
The University of Idaho Library has designated Tuesday, April 21 as “Logging Day,” an exploration and celebration of the Northwest region’s logging culture. The event addresses an array of perspectives on logging culture, including gender, personal narrative and primary source research and application. Logging Day activities will include exhibits of the UI Library’s artif...
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Engineering to Induct Class of 2015 Academy of Engineers
Posted: Wednesday, April 8
The College of Engineering is set to induct six members into its Academy of Engineers on Thursday, April 9, at the annual Academy of Engineers and College Awards ceremony.  The Academy of Engineers, now in its fifth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are rec...
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UIdeas Symposium Showcases How Professors’ Work Impacts Sustainability
Posted: Tuesday, April 7
The UIdeas Symposium will make its third annual appearance as part of Earth Fest  at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in the Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms of the Idaho Commons. Various UI faculty, including Jamie Derrick, Helen Brown and Cinda Williams, will be presenting their research and academic passions for the entire UI campus and Moscow community. The UIdeas symposium presents an opportunity...
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College of Law Becomes Member of International Association of Law Schools
Posted: Tuesday, April 7
 The University of Idaho College of Law recently announced it has joined the International Association of Law Schools (IALS), a private, nonprofit volunteer service organization. The association represents more than 160 law schools and departments. Additionally, the IALS represents more than 5,000 law faculty members from over 55 countries. “We are committed to excellence through dive...
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UI Commencement Ceremonies to be Held in Four Locations Across Idaho
Posted: Monday, April 6
The University of Idaho commencement ceremonies will take place in four locations across the state from May 6-16. Information is below for all ceremonies: University of Idaho Boise University of Idaho Boise will hold its commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, May 6, at the Boise Centre, 850 W Front Street. Tickets are not required for this event. Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D...
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UI Grad Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship
Posted: Monday, April 6
University of Idaho student Thomas M. Linscott has been selected as a recipient of a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Three more UI students received honorable mentions through the program. This year, the NSF is awarding fellowships to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants. Awardees represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and come from ...
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An Accessible Shakespeare in New Contemporary Adaptation of Cymbeline
Posted: Monday, April 6
Don't expect British accents and tights in the upcoming University of Idaho Theatre Arts production of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” But you can expect battles, bloodshed, love and lust with star-crossed lovers, disguised identities, evil queens and tortured souls. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 30, May 1-2 and 7- 9 and 2 p.m. May 3 and 10 at the Hartung Theater, 625 S...
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UI MFA Candidate Wins Academy of American Poets Prize
Posted: Friday, April 3
A poem by University of Idaho third-year MFA student Max Eberts was selected as the winning entry in UI’s Creative Writing Program’s annual Academy of American Poets contest. UI’s competition was judged by Allison Joseph, who said Eberts’ winning poem, “Blue Jay and Sparrow,” left her “enchanted.” Joseph will be the visiting poet through UI’s...
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Annual Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series Postponed
Posted: Thursday, April 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 2, 2015 – The University of Idaho College of Law regrets to announce that the 18th Annual Sherman J. Bellwood lecture, “Truth, Justice and Democracy: Post Dictatorship,” with former Chilean Justice Juan Guzmán has been postponed due to illness. All of the Moscow and Boise events set for Monday, April 6, through Wednesday, April 8, have been post...
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Retired Baseball All-Stars to Speak About Race, Religion, Sports April 15
Posted: Thursday, April 2
Two Major League Baseball legends, James “Mudcat” Grant and Vernon Law, will visit the University of Idaho on Wednesday, April 15 to discuss the role of religion and race in their playing careers and in professional sports. Law and Grant will join a sports historian from the University of Southern California for a panel discussion to begin at 7 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third S...
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Award-winning Writer Matt Bell to Read at UI on April 16
Posted: Thursday, April 2
Award-winning writer Matt Bell will visit the University of Idaho as part of UI’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. His reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the UI Law School Courtroom. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing by Bell. “Matt Bell's writing fascinates and...
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Virus Infecting Southern Idaho Wheat, Barley Crops, Forcing Tough Choices for Growers
Posted: Wednesday, April 1
University of Idaho plant disease specialist Juliet Marshall is warning farmers that winter wheat and barley crops across southern Idaho are showing a disturbing echo of last summer’s abnormal wet spell.   Barley yellow dwarf virus, a major disease threat to wheat and barley, is rampant from Parma to Ririe, said Marshall, a UI Extension cereal pathologist.   An early spring that pu...
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Two UI Sophomores Selected as Goldwater Scholars
Posted: Wednesday, April 1
Two students from the University of Idaho have been selected to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Idaho’s award recipients are Elyce N. Gosselin, a sophomore from Boise who is majoring in ecology and conservation biology and mathematics, and Benjamin Anzis, a sophomore from Marshalltown, Iowa studying ma...
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Idaho Law Review Releases First Natural Resources and Environmental Law Edition
Posted: Wednesday, April 1
The University of Idaho College of Law just released the first Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Edition of the Idaho Law Review (ILR). With this release, the ILR joins the ranks of the small but increasing number of peer-reviewed law journals. The NREL-ILR seeks an interdisciplinary focus and encourages articles of a shorter length than the traditional law review norms. “This...
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UI Biocontrol Researcher, Alumna Keys to New World Catalog
Posted: Monday, March 30
Mark Schwarzländer, University of Idaho CALS professor of entomology and biological control of weeds, counts himself among the dwindling number of land-grant university researchers who focus exclusively on weed biocontrol.   He probably could consider himself in even rarer company, too: those who have tackled the creation of a global catalog of anything.   He and longtime colleague ...
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Annual Bellwood Lecture Highlights Human Rights Champion Juan Guzmán
Posted: Monday, March 30
The University of Idaho College of Law will host the 18th Annual Sherman J. Bellwood Memorial Lecture Series from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mountain time Monday, April 6 in the Legacy Pointe Room in the Idaho Water Center in Boise. There will be a showing of the documentary film, “The Judge and The General” followed by a lecture, discussion and question and answer session with former judge and...
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UI Professor Collaborates on Book to Promote High School Journalism
Posted: Thursday, March 26
 What is the state of high school journalism? A new book by the Society of Professional Journalists Journalism Education Committee shows it’s better and worse than many expected. “Still Captive? History, Law and the Teaching of High School Journalism” is the first comprehensive research into the subject in 20 years. “Many high school programs are thriving,” sai...
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Lynn Baird, Dean of UI Libraries, elected the Board Chair for Orbis Cascade Alliance
Posted: Thursday, March 26
University of Idaho’s dean of libraries, Lynn Baird, has been elected the board chairwoman for Orbis Cascade Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of 37 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Orbis Cascade Alliance’s mission is to enable member libraries to advance institutional missions through collaboration and innovation. Baird will begin her term as c...
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Borah Symposium will Focus on Border Issues
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
For more than 60 years, the University of Idaho’s Borah Foundation has focused attention on the causes of war and the conditions for peace. It’s annual symposia bring together world leaders, diplomats, scholars and activists to discuss current problems facing our global community and to offer solutions. The three-day symposium will focus on border issues and the development of territor...
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Theater Student Wins National Stage Craft Award
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
Michael Brandt, a University of Idaho Theatre Arts student, has received national recognition for his stage craft work. A master’s degree candidate with an emphasis in design and technology, Brandt received the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas award for outstanding achievement in allied theater technology, crafts and design at the 2015 United States Institute of Theatre Technology conferenc...
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UI Engineering Joins White House’s National Engineering Education Initiative
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 24, 2015 – The University of Idaho College of Engineering is among 122 U.S. engineering schools leading a transformative movement in engineering education announced this week by the White House. In a letter presented to President Barack Obama, UI College of Engineering and other engineering schools committed to establish special educational programs designed to p...
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IBEST Seminar Series Welcomes Stanford University Researcher
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) welcomes Noah Rosenberg, a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University, for a lecture. His presentation is part of the spring 2015 IBEST Seminar Series that attracts top scientists from across the nation and world. These seminars are used as a core element of a graduate seminar course (BCB 501) and are open to the public...
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Library Unveils Database Highlighting Impact of Women in Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, March 24
The University of Idaho this month is unveiling “Idaho’s Women of Influence,” a new database highlighting the contributions of women to Idaho’s history and contemporary society. The project is being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month. It will be unveiled at the Celebrating Idaho’s Whole Pride event, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in the Coeur d’Ale...
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Registration Opens for UI’s Annual Summer Design Week Program
Posted: Monday, March 23
Summer Design Week, an art and design immersion program for high school sophomores through seniors, returns to the University of Idaho campus June 21-27. During the week, students will explore architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, studio art and design and virtual technology and design programs through studios and workshops. “This is a unique opportunity to work closely ...
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Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium Explores Surveillance Technologies
Posted: Monday, March 23
The University of Idaho College of Law announces the 2015 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium “Privacy in the Age of Pervasive Surveillance,” which will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 in the Legacy Pointe Room of the Idaho Water Center in Boise. This year’s keynote speaker is David Medine, chairman of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. In the...
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Visiting Scholar William Arms to Discuss Technology and Higher Education
Posted: Thursday, March 19
Ways that technology has influenced higher education — from the digitization of libraries to how faculty and staff engage with students — will be the focus of this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program at the University of Idaho from March 30-31. The UI chapter of the national Phi Beta Kappa honors society, Alpha of Idaho, welcomes William Arms, a Professor Emeritus at...
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UI Library Research Colloquium to Host Panel on Open Educational Resources and Scholarship
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
The University of Idaho Library Research Colloquium series is proud to host a panel discussion on open education and digital scholarship at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31 on the main floor of the library. The colloquium is part of Open Education Week 2015 on the Moscow campus. The panel discussion will center on open educational resources and textbook costs. Participants include Rami Attebury, subjec...
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