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UI and Partners Earn Grant to Evaluate New Statewide Health Care Model

Posted Thu, 19 May 2016 09:30:00 -0700

A team of researchers led by the University of Idaho is embarking on a three-year, $2.9 million project to evaluate an innovative model of health care being tested throughout Idaho. Read more

Researchers Examine Evolution with National Science Foundation Support

Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700

University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $504,818 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. Read more

Academic Advisors Win Top Honors

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 16:00:00 -0700

The academic advising community is delighted to announce two NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising award winners this year. Liz Bryant, health professions advisor, was awarded a certificate of merit in the New Advisor category. Debbie Moos, academic advisor in the College of Business and Economics, won in the Professional Advisor category. Please join us in congratulating them on this tremendous accomplishment.
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Seed Grant Funding Launches 13 Faculty Projects

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s Seed Grant Program.
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Registration Closes Soon for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium

Posted Mon, 09 May 2016 12:40:00 -0700

Genomics scientists from across the region will come together Thursday, May 19, for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium. Read more

Registration Closes Soon for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium

Posted Mon, 09 May 2016 12:40:00 -0700

Genomics scientists from across the region will come together Thursday, May 19, for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium. Read more

Conference Brings Hundreds of Geologists to UI

Posted Mon, 09 May 2016 11:00:00 -0700

More than 400 geologists, geology students and others from across the nation and world will be in Moscow next week for the Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting. Read more

Two UI Faculty Members Earn National Recognition for Research

Posted Mon, 02 May 2016 12:30:00 -0700

Two University of Idaho faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career scholars. Read more

Paul Joseph Joyce: 1958-2016

Posted Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Paul Joseph Joyce was born September 26, 1958 in Butte, Montana, one of the 12 children of Thomas and Dorothy Joyce. Academically gifted, he breezed through the Butte schools, and then graduated from Montana State University in just four years with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. He went on to the University of Utah for his doctorate, where he met and married his wife and best friend, Janalyn Steed. They had a son, Andrew, who brought great joy to the couple and became Paul’s favorite political debater, intellectual sparring partner and late night scotch drinker. Read more

Public Wake, Funeral Services for Paul Joyce April 28-29

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Funeral services for Paul Joyce, dean of the College of Science, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the Administration Building Auditorium. A reception will follow the service at the University Inn Best Western. Read more

UI Remembers Paul Joyce

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho community is grieving the death of Paul Joyce, Dean of the College of Science, who died in a car accident Friday, April 22, near Orofino, Idaho. Paul was a committed member of our university leadership team, a dedicated scientist and researcher, and a valuable teacher and mentor. Read more

Geological Society Conference Offers Field Trips, Workshops to Teachers and Public

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:15:00 -0700

Teachers, geology enthusiasts and members of the public interested in the Palouse area’s history and significance can register for several field trips and workshops as part of the Geological Society of America’s Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting at the University of Idaho in May. Read more

UI Student Earns National Fellowship for Graduate Research

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700

A University of Idaho undergraduate has earned a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation that will fund three years of her graduate education. Read more

2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The College of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate all of the doctoral candidates would participated in the first inaugural 3MT competition at the University of Idaho. COGS hosted its first 3MT on April 12, 2016. We had 11 amazing doctoral students present their research to an audience and a panel of judges. Three minutes isn’t a lot of time, but our students did a fantastic job staying within the limits. For more information about the 3MT, please visit our website. Videos of the winning 3MT presentations will be posted on our website soon. Read more

Five Teams Earn Vandal Ideas Project Grants

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Proposals for neural modeling for brain research, enhancing education in a digital world, integrating evolution principles into video game design, improving scientific research through statistics, and uniting art and science rose to the top of a diverse field of projects to win the University of Idaho’s inaugural Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grants. Read more

Annual U-Ideas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fourth annual U-Ideas Symposium on Thursday, April 21, featuring inspirational presentations from UI faculty members.
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UI Junior Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0700

A University of Idaho engineering and science student has been selected to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Read more

Learn About Plant Diversity and Evolution at Science After Hours

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:45:00 -0700

The Tank Lab will bring its plant expertise to the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute’s Science After Hours event from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at BookPeople of Moscow. Read more

Climate Change May Redraw Map of Places to Grow Cold-Sensitive Crops

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded each winter in the United States may change over the next several decades, and what these temperature changes might mean for horticulture. Read more

UI, Research Partners Commit to Expand ClimateEngine.Org at White House Water Summit

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The research team behind unveiled its commitment to expanding the web application’s unique role in helping the nation address water issues during today’s White House Water Summit held in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day.
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Spring Climate Change and Renewable Energy Speaker Series Begins March 22

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:45:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Department of Chemistry in the College of Science is hosting the annual American Chemical Society Climate Change and Renewable Energy Speaker Series. On Tuesday, March 22, Kathy Hibbard, a program scientist and manager for NASA, will speak at UI about climate change and the energy in the Pacific Northwest: Examining the portfolio of options for balanced decisions. Hibbard's talk will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Renfrew 111. Read more

Follow UI Researchers on Mid-Atlantic Ridge Expedition

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:00:00 -0800

A University of Idaho geologist, a graduate student and a recent alumnus are heading to Barbados for a five-week research expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The UI community is invited to follow along on their journey at the expedition’s blog,, and on Twitter @popping_rocks. Read more

Postdoctoral Researcher Contributes to UN Pollinators Report

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:00:00 -0800

Anahi Espindola, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences, was part of an international group of 77 experts selected to create a United Nations-mandated global assessment of pollination and pollinators. The group’s report, released in late February, indicates that pollinator species face a growing threat of extinction, which in turn threatens human food supplies. The report also includes strategies for protecting pollinators. Read more

Geology Doctoral Student Earns Scholarship for Work on Lake Basins

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:30:00 -0800

Andrew Canada, a doctoral student in geology, has been awarded the Norman F. Foster Memorial Scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation to support his research project, “High-elevation lake basins in Nevada: Implications for topographic and hydrologic reconstruction of the Cordilleran hinterland.” The scholarship selection committee noted that it was impressed with Canada’s integration of geochemistry and geochronology with detailed field work. Read more

UI Scientist: Honeybee Hive Collapse Mystery Rooted in Hive Size

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:04:00 -0800

University of Idaho professor Brian Dennis is helping scientists understand a baffling but vitally important puzzle: What is causing the decline of honeybees? Working in collaboration with William Kemp, a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist and UI alumnus, Dennis has built a mathematical model that lays the blame squarely on the bees themselves. Read more

UI Professor’s New Research Explores Nanotechnology-Based Explosives Sensor

Posted Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0800

A University of Idaho researcher will dig into the details of nanotechnology-based explosives detection with a grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research. Read more

Austin Lecture Addresses Tough Problems in a Changing World

Posted Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Biologist Margaret Werner-Washburne will discuss approaches to solving difficult problems in today’s world at the University of Idaho College of Science’s 11th annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the UI Menard Law Building Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more

UI Scientist Helps ‘Weigh’ Saturn’s Brightest Ring

Posted Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:35:00 -0800

A recent study from NASA's Cassini mission proves that, in the mysterious and beautiful rings of Saturn, appearances can be deceiving. Researchers led by University of Idaho assistant professor of physics Matthew Hedman “weighed” the central parts of Saturn’s most massive ring for the first time, and the results suggest the ring is much less massive than some researchers had expected. Read more

UI Researchers: The U.S. Must Address the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Wildfire

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The United States must make preparing for and adapting to wildfire a top national priority, says a team of University of Idaho researchers and their international partners in a paper published today in the journal BioScience. Read more

IBEST Optical Imaging Core Open House Jan. 21

Posted Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:43:00 -0800

The IBEST Optical Imaging Core will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at its shared facility at Life Science South 450. The IBEST Optical Imaging Core offers microscopy, flow cytometry and analysis services to both on- and off-campus investigators. Drop by to see the instruments and meet the director, Ann Norton, and share your research goals. For more information, contact Ann Norton at or (208) 885-5191.
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Doctoral Student’s Research on Carbon Emissions from Earth’s Interior in Nature Geosciences

Posted Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800

University of Idaho geology doctoral student James Muirhead is co-author of a paper about carbon emissions from Earth’s interior and their effects on the atmosphere published in Nature Geoscience. Read more

IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program Open for Proposals

Posted Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:01:00 -0800

The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) Pilot Project Grant Program fosters research at the University of Idaho by funding one or two grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinent to human health.
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College of Science Hill Fellowship Winners Announced

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:47:00 -0800

The UI College of Science is pleased to announce this year’s Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships to the following students: Elijah Benson (Biology), “Bound and gagged: effects of tetherin against diverse respiratory viruses”, Tanya Miura, mentor. Read more

UI Professor’s Studies of Animal, Human Movement Featured at Science Pub hosted by the Palouse Discovery Science Center

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:29:00 -0800

Leaping kangaroos, galloping grizzly bears and sprinting Paralympic athletes have more in common than you’d expect: They all provide insight into the ways animals, including humans, move through their environments. Read more

Administrative Financial Specialist, Geological Sciences

Posted Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:09:00 -0800

The College of Science - Geological Sciences is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Financial Specialist. This position is open to current University of Idaho Employees only. This position will manage academic, business and financial operations of the Geological Sciences Department; provide administrative support to the chair, faculty and students; manage office operation; and contribute to a team effort. For more information and to apply, click here. This position closes on Monday, Nov. 16.
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UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

UI Professor Named to Top Women in STEM List

Posted Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:34:00 -0700

Higher education magazine INSIGHT Into Diversity has named Holly Wichman, a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, among its 2015 100 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Read more

Seminar Looks at Cascading Consequences of Wildfire

Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Crystal Kolden of the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Cascading Consequences of Wildfire: An Integrated Hazards and Vulnerability Approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more

National Report Advocates for Environmental Research; UI on Right Track

Posted Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is prepared to help address America’s pressing needs in food, water and energy security, according to a faculty member who helped write the National Science Foundation’s new 10-year outlook for environmental research. Read more

Idaho Geological Survey Celebrates National Geologic Map Day with Bonners Ferry Area Map

Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:10:00 -0700

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is celebrating National Geologic Map Day 2015 on Friday, Oct. 16, by promoting its 200th geologic map under the national STATEMAP program.
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Idaho Geological Survey, UI Department of Geological Sciences Host Great Idaho ShakeOut Activities

Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:36:00 -0700

Vandals and Idahoans across the state are invited to “drop, cover and hold on” at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 as part of the Great Idaho ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever with more than 110,000 registered participants. Read more

Call for Proposals for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds

Posted Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Proposals are now being accepted for Stillinger Herbarium Expedition Funds. The Stillinger Trust, established in 1957, funds expeditions for the purpose of enhancing collections-based botanical research at the University of Idaho and growing collections in the Stillinger Herbarium. Read more

Translational Research Session on Oct. 15

Posted Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700

UI researchers are invited to an open session about translational research from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Morrill Hall Room 402. The session will be presented by Robert Langer and James Kenyon, the principal investigator and project coordinator of the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN), based at the University of Nevada. Read more

UI Partners to Build New Exhibit About Boise Watershed

Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Boise is proud to partner with CH2MHill, the city of Boise and Boise WaterShed Exhibits to support the construction of the Boise WaterShed River Campus for the expanded Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. Read more

UI-WSU Study Finds Local Input Can Ease Conflict During Wildland Fires

Posted Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Large wildfires like those burning across the Northwest this summer are ripe with opportunity for conflict between landowners, many of whom have generations of family history on the land, and highly-trained but transient incident management teams. Read more

UI Employees, Students Encouraged to Register for Geological Society Conference

Posted Thu, 12 May 2016 09:04:42 -0700

The University of Idaho will host the Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting May 18-19 in Moscow. More than 400 people are expected to attend this event. Registration for the meeting, as well as for associated field trips, is open to UI students, faculty and staff. Read more


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