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‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured during U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

Posted Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:16:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2020 — University of Idaho volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, melted blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. Read more

‘Lava Bombs’ Manufactured during U of I-Led Study on Stability of Volcanic Formations

Posted Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:16:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 4, 2020 — University of Idaho volcanologist Erika Rader and colleagues investigated the growth of volcanic formations by manufacturing lava bombs, melted blobs of lava ejected from a volcano. Read more

Western U.S. Will Face Farming Challenges as Snow Falls as Rain

Posted Thu, 21 May 2020 14:45:00 -0700

In some regions, warming from climate change is causing precipitation to fall as rain instead of snow. It is also altering the timing of snowmelt to shift and become out of synch with irrigation demands for agriculture. John Abatzoglou — from the Department of Geography — and his colleagues looked at how snowmelt affects food production and how changes in snowmelt may threaten food production in irrigated regions globally. Snowmelt currently provides a dominant source of irrigation water for nearly a third of staple crops such as wheat. The researchers found that the farming regions most at risk from changing snowmelt patterns were in Central Asia, western Russia, the southern Andes and in the western U.S. Read more

Western U.S. Will Face Farming Challenges as Snow Falls as Rain

Posted Thu, 21 May 2020 14:45:00 -0700

In some regions, warming from climate change is causing precipitation to fall as rain instead of snow. It is also altering the timing of snowmelt to shift and become out of synch with irrigation demands for agriculture. John Abatzoglou — from the Department of Geography — and his colleagues looked at how snowmelt affects food production and how changes in snowmelt may threaten food production in irrigated regions globally. Snowmelt currently provides a dominant source of irrigation water for nearly a third of staple crops such as wheat. The researchers found that the farming regions most at risk from changing snowmelt patterns were in Central Asia, western Russia, the southern Andes and in the western U.S. Read more

U of I Students Receive National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

Posted Tue, 05 May 2020 13:35:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 5, 2020 — Four University of Idaho student-researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships for 2020. Read more

U of I Announces Awards for Excellence to Faculty, Staff

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:30:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the University Awards for Excellence for 2019-20 to faculty and staff Read more

U of I Announces Awards for Excellence to Faculty, Staff

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:30:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 24, 2020 — The University of Idaho is pleased to announce the University Awards for Excellence for 2019-20 to faculty and staff Read more

Drought in Southwestern North America is Second Worst in Last 1,200 Years

Posted Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:00:00 -0700

John Abatzoglou — from the Department of Geography — and his colleagues used modeling and tree ring data to analyze the drought in southwestern North America that has lasted through the 21st century. They found that the 2000-18 drought was the second driest 19-year period in the region in the last 1,200 years. Human-driven climate change explained almost 50% of the severity of the current drought, pushing an otherwise moderate drought toward being nearly the worst megadrought in the region since 800 CE. Read more

University of Idaho Works to Develop Cure for COVID-19

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:07:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Read more

University of Idaho Works to Develop Cure for COVID-19

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:07:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Read more

University of Idaho Works to Develop Cure for COVID-19

Posted Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:07:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 20, 2020 — The University of Idaho is working to identify a cure for coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:04:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2020 — University of Idaho faculty are partnering with Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:04:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2020 — University of Idaho faculty are partnering with Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:04:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2020 — University of Idaho faculty are partnering with Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

U of I, Regional Universities Model Intervention Strategies for Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:04:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 15, 2020 — University of Idaho faculty are partnering with Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Washington State University to model intervention strategies across Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Faculty Named Best Educators in General Education Areas

Posted Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:58:00 -0700

Last May, the university was asked to name faculty to represent the best educators in the six general education areas referred to as “The Ways of Knowing” for the Idaho State Board of Education General Education Teaching Awards. The following were U of I’s nominees: Barbara Kirchmeier, English – written communication; Diane Carter, communication – oral communication; Kirk Trigsted, math – mathematical ways of knowing; Lisa Harmon, biology – scientific ways of knowing; Deborah Thorne, sociology – social and behavioral ways of knowing; and Javier Rodriguez, music – humanistic and artistic ways of knowing. Kirchmeier and Carter were recognized as statewide finalists for their work at the annual General Education Summit in Boise in October. Read more

Faculty Named Best Educators in General Education Areas

Posted Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:58:00 -0700

Last May, the university was asked to name faculty to represent the best educators in the six general education areas referred to as “The Ways of Knowing” for the Idaho State Board of Education General Education Teaching Awards. The following were U of I’s nominees: Barbara Kirchmeier, English – written communication; Diane Carter, communication – oral communication; Kirk Trigsted, math – mathematical ways of knowing; Lisa Harmon, biology – scientific ways of knowing; Deborah Thorne, sociology – social and behavioral ways of knowing; and Javier Rodriguez, music – humanistic and artistic ways of knowing. Kirchmeier and Carter were recognized as statewide finalists for their work at the annual General Education Summit in Boise in October. Read more

Faculty Named Best Educators in General Education Areas

Posted Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:58:00 -0700

Last May, the university was asked to name faculty to represent the best educators in the six general education areas referred to as “The Ways of Knowing” for the Idaho State Board of Education General Education Teaching Awards. The following were U of I’s nominees: Barbara Kirchmeier, English – written communication; Diane Carter, communication – oral communication; Kirk Trigsted, math – mathematical ways of knowing; Lisa Harmon, biology – scientific ways of knowing; Deborah Thorne, sociology – social and behavioral ways of knowing; and Javier Rodriguez, music – humanistic and artistic ways of knowing. Kirchmeier and Carter were recognized as statewide finalists for their work at the annual General Education Summit in Boise in October. Read more

Two U of I Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Posted Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:44:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — University of Idaho juniors Beth Hoots and Isabell Strawn have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars. Read more

Two U of I Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Posted Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:44:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 — University of Idaho juniors Beth Hoots and Isabell Strawn have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars. Read more

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