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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 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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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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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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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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David Pfeiffer Appointed Director of Undergraduate Research
Posted: Monday, June 15
David Pfeiffer has been appointed the University of Idaho’s Director of Undergraduate Research. Pfeiffer joined the University of Idaho in January 2014 as a professor in biological sciences. Prior to this he was on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage for 13 years. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the director of the Office of Undergraduate...
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Job opportunity: Director of Student Services, College of Science
Posted: Monday, June 8
The Director of Student Services is responsible for managing all aspects of student services for the 1,200-plus undergraduate students in the College of Science. This includes, but is not limited to: development and implementation of a marketing strategy to recruit diverse and high quality new students; implementation and management of effective retention programs; counseling and advising students...
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UI Researcher’s Work Reveals Pattern in Earth’s Copper Deposits
Posted: Monday, May 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 11, 2015 – About 75 percent of the world’s copper comes from porphyry copper deposits. A new study from the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan unearths how these economically valuable deposits are distributed around the world. The research, published today in Nature Geosciences online, indicates that climate helps drive the erosion process tha...
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UI Faculty Bring in $500,000 for Research of Evolution in Action
Posted: Wednesday, May 6
University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $500,424 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. These funds will support 10 projects involving 11 UI faculty members, 10 graduate students, four undergraduates and two...
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Maria S. Horta Vorse receives International Development Award
Posted: Tuesday, May 5
Idaho EPSCoR staff member Maria S. Horta Vorse has received a Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) to participate in Summer Session I at the University Studies Abroad Consortium program in Torino, Italy. This award poses an exceptional professional development opportunity for Horta Vorse to enhance her knowledge and understanding of different cultures, study the local language and ...
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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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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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UI Professors to Speak at Climate Change Forum
Posted: Friday, April 17
University of Idaho chemistry Professor Tom Bitterwolf, Ph.D., will discuss changes in weather patterns and the impact on geographies, peoples and politics across the globe from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the 1912 Center, as part of a Climate Change Forum sponsored by The Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition. The forum, which runs Friday and Saturday, is free and open to the public. ...
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Geography | Chemistry | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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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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Collaboratorium Open House Includes Grant Announcement
Posted: Friday, April 10
An open house to celebrate the opening of the University of Idaho’s Collaboratorium for Modeling Complex Problems will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Mines Building Room 323. The open house also will include an announcement of the university’s new $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Researchers and university officials will speak, and the campus com...
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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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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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UI Researchers Receive Grant for Powerful Tool for Studying Molecular Properties
Posted: Thursday, March 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 5, 2015 – University of Idaho researchers will soon have a new tool for understanding the world at the molecular level, thanks to a grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and a major gift from a private donor. The trust awarded UI chemistry professor Richard V. Williams and his co-investigators $360,000 to purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, spectr...
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Chemistry Professor Bitterwolf Receives National Honor for Research, Teaching
Posted: Tuesday, March 3
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named University of Idaho chemistry professor Tom Bitterwolf among its prestigious class of 2014 AAAS Fellows. Bitterwolf joined 400 other scientists from across the nation Feb. 14 to receive the honor at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. Bitterwolf, who has been with the UI Department of Chemistry since 1988, sai...
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program in Molecular and Organismal Evolution
Posted: Thursday, January 15
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce a new summer research program for undergraduates, made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. This new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will actively engage students in independent research in the areas of molecular and organismal evolution. Research interests in the Department of Biological Scienc...
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The Confluence Project Receives Grant from ISDE to Develop Project-Based Watershed Science Curriculum
Posted: Monday, January 12
The Confluence Project (TCP), outreach arm of the Waters of the West program, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education Science Education Grant Program. This competitive program awards grants to organizations that “encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.” TCP does ju...
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UI Researchers Form Ebola Working Group
Posted: Monday, January 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan. 12, 2015 – In response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Africa, researchers at the University of Idaho have formed the Ebola Working Group to create tools to help track and treat the disease – and potentially other viruses. The group, a subset of the university’s newly formed Collaboratorium for Modeling Complex Problems, is tackling two pr...
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Discover Idaho’s Wildflowers with New App
Posted: Monday, December 22 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, the University of Washington’s Herbarium at the Burke Museum and Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium have partnered with High Country Apps to create the “Idaho Wildflowers” app, now available for iOS, Android and Kindle devices.  The app includes profiles of mo...
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Research Funding Opportunity
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary studies is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 IBEST Pilot Grant Program. This is an opportunity for faculty to obtain funds to catalyze new research initiatives on campus. The IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program will fund 1-2 grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinen...
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2014 Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships Recipients
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
The 2014 fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2015) are as follows: Alexandra Adams, Geology (Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Cassel) Jonah Bartrand, Physics and Geology (Faculty mentor: Dave McIlroy) Catherine Brands, Biology (Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba) Paul Hanna, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kristopher Waynant) Each fellowship consists of a scholarship awar...
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College of Science students receive Award For Excellence
Posted: Tuesday, December 16 2014
At a banquet last Friday hosted by the UI Alumni Association, the following College of Science students were recognized with that group’s “Award For Excellence”: Mariah Eckwright, Mathematics Shannon Gill, Molecular Biology and Biochemistrys Mickinzie Johnson, Biologys Skylar Penberthy, Biologys Ebenezer Jones-Mensah, Chemistry graduate students Jennifer ...
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Brain Game Free Tuition Winner to Be Announced Saturday
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 4, 2014 – The lucky winner of a free semester of tuition and fees from the University of Idaho Science Brain Game contest will be announced at the Vandal men’s basketball team’s home game on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Brain Game offered contestants the chance to answer scientific trivia questions at UI Vandal home football games, as well as over the airwaves...
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New Mathematical Biology Undergraduate Degree Option
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
The Math Department is excited to announce the new undergraduate degree option in Mathematical Biology. This applied option combines courses in mathematics and biology for a future in the growing fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Students in this area take courses (and sometimes carry out research) at the interface of biology and math. Topics often include aspects of ecology, gen...
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Physics Professor Presents Science of Nanowires and Nanosprings to Patent Officers
Posted: Wednesday, November 5 2014
Physics professor Dave McIlroy was recently invited by the United States Patent Office (USPTO) to present a training seminar to approximately 430 patent officers at all the USPTO offices across the country. The webinar consisted of a one hour presentation followed by a 45 minute question and answer session. The United States Patent Office (USPTO) is all about new technology. Consequently, patent ...
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Ocean Acidification Expert to Speak at UI
Posted: Monday, October 27 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 27, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Science welcomes ocean acidification expert Richard A. Feely to campus to present the tenth annual Robert B. And Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science. Feely will present “Ocean Acidification: A Global Problem with Local Impacts” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the UI College of Law Courtroom....
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Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West Focuses on Energy Transmission and Transport
Posted: Thursday, October 16 2014
BOISE, Idaho – Oct. 15, 2014 – The inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, a new collaborative event series presented by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Idaho National Laboratories and the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University, will be held Nov. 13-14, 2014, at the Sun Valley Inn and Conference Center in Sun Valley,...
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Informational Meeting About Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, October 8 2014
With a goal of stimulating entrepreneurship at Idaho’s colleges and universities, Zions Bank has launched the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a business model and business plan competition offering over $150,000 in prizes. All colleges and universities in the Gem State are invited to participate and the University of Idaho is currently screening ideas to enter into the Spring 2015 Challenge....
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UI Geology Professor Part of Team That Has Found Evidence of Plate Tectonics on Europa
Posted: Monday, September 8 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Sept. 7, 2014 – A University of Idaho geological sciences professor and his research partner have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa – the first sign of this geologic activity on a solar system world other than Earth. The discovery appears to solve a puzzle that has perplexed planetary scientists for years. Researchers have clear vis...
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UI Physics Professor Named Chair of National Planetary Sciences Organization
Posted: Thursday, August 14 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 14, 2014 – The American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) has elected University of Idaho associate professor of physics Jason Barnes its future chair. Barnes will begin his role as vice-chair in November 2014 and take the helm as chair in November 2015. The DPS counts nearly 1,200 planetary scientists and astronomers among its mem...
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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UI Receives $1.2 Million to Bring New Life to Undergraduate Research Labs
Posted: Thursday, May 29 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 29, 2014 – Students in beginning chemistry, biology, environmental science and microbiology courses at the University of Idaho will soon get a revamped laboratory experience that allows them to tackle real-world problems. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant to UI’s Biosciences Retention and Academic Innovatio...
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Physics Professor Wins Idaho EPSCoR Award for Nanotechnology Research
Posted: Monday, May 19 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 19, 2014 – David McIlroy’s dedication to nanotechnology has opened doors for research at the University of Idaho and across the state. In recognition of these efforts, McIlroy, a UI professor of physics, has won the Jean'ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.  Idaho’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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UI Researchers Contribute High-Mountain Climate Expertise to IPCC Report
Posted: Friday, May 2 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 1, 2014 – The University of Idaho’s Vladimir and Elena Aizen joined researchers across the globe to write the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which was released in April.
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Deadline Approaching for Genomics Symposium Registration
Posted: Wednesday, April 30 2014
Don't forget to register for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium. The Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium (INWGRS) provides a unique learning opportunity for engaged scientists and those interested in becoming familiar with trends, applied techniques and best practices in the fields of genomics and other high throughput technologies. Attendees will learn and connect with loca...
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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A new University of Idaho computer nicknamed “Big-STEM” isn’t much larger on the outside than your average computer tower. But what’s inside puts everyday PCs — and most other computers — to shame. When Big-STEM goes fully online this summer, it will be one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the United States.
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Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium Registration Open
Posted: Thursday, March 6 2014
Registration is now open for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium at www.ibest.uidaho.edu/events/inland-northwest-genomics-research-symposium/ The symposium will be held May 22, 2014 at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. The Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium (INWGRS) provides a unique learning opportunity for engaged scientists and those interested in becoming familiar...
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Registration Open for 56th Annual Idaho Academy of Science Meeting and Symposium
Posted: Friday, February 7 2014
Register for the Idaho Academy of Science Meeting and Symposium, which is coming back to Moscow, Idaho March 20-22, 2014. Organized by the Idaho Academy of Science and the University of Idaho, it will be held at the Best Western University Inn and the theme is "Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology." This is an opportunity for any students, faculty, and staff who are interested in science and engin...
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UI Professor Unearths the Surprising Geology Deep Beneath the Galápagos Islands
Posted: Tuesday, January 21 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho geologist Dennis Geist is digging deep into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most unusual island chains, the Galápagos. He and a team of researchers from across the nation have published a paper that challenges some of the conventional explanations of how the islands’ geology has formed. Geist describes the rock layer deep below the Gal&...
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UI Prof Works with International Team to Study How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold
Posted: Sunday, December 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2013 – A team of plant researchers including University of Idaho biologist David Tank has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results will be published Dec. 22 in the journal Nature.
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UI Report Details Idaho’s Hispanic Students’ Attitudes and Experiences
Posted: Thursday, November 14 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Hispanic students make up the fastest growing demographic group in Idaho’s education system, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. They have very high aspirations for continuing education beyond high school but face challenges in terms of achievement and understanding what’s involved...
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Everyone on Earth is in Scientifically Significant New Image of Saturn
Posted: Tuesday, November 12 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 6, 2013 – A panorama of the majestic Saturn system, as it would be seen by human eyes, was unveiled today in a new mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission. It sweeps 404,880 miles across Saturn and its inner ring system, including all of Saturn's rings out to the E ring.
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UI Researchers Help Decode New View of Saturn’s Moon Titan, Contribute to Cassini Mission
Posted: Thursday, October 24 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho -- A team of NASA researchers around the nation, including scientists at the University of Idaho, revealed this week a new view of Saturn’s moon Titan.
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UI MOSS Video Wins on Own Merit
Posted: Wednesday, October 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a great story to tell and the public agrees. A video telling the story of the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), a program of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, won the People’s Choice award at the 14th Annual Conference for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Lubbock, Texas. Almost 500 people from across the U.S. and many other co...
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Chemistry Professor, University Icon Malcolm Renfrew Remembered
Posted: Tuesday, October 15 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho community lost an exemplary chemist, teacher, mentor and friend with the passing of Professor Emeritus Malcolm MacKenzie Renfrew. Renfrew died Oct. 12, his 103rd birthday, at his Moscow home.
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Speaker to Illuminate Connections Between Genes and Disease
Posted: Friday, October 11 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Every human has a unique genetic signature – but how do those genes affect their health? Internationally known genetics expert Peter Donnelly will speak about the role of human genetic variation in health and disease at the University of Idaho College of Science’s ninth annual Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science on Oct. 17.
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Increased Bandwidth Will Help University of Idaho Researchers Share, Move Data
Posted: Thursday, September 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – As scientists’ abilities to collect enormous amounts of data increases, so does the need to store and share the data. The University of Idaho has received a grant to increase its core network bandwidth tenfold, allowing researchers to share data more effectively and efficiently in Idaho and worldwide. The National Science Foundation, or NSF, awarded the university near...
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UI Coeur d’Alene to Host Women in Science
Posted: Thursday, September 26 2013
COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho – Women in Science Day will bring about 200 high school sophomores together at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center on Oct. 1- 2. The program is designed to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math). “Girls do as well or better than boys on science and math standardized tests through midd...
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Idaho Geologic Map Honored for Design, Quality Science
Posted: Wednesday, September 25 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The comprehensive, rainbow-hued geologic map of Idaho released in 2012 has received top honors from the Association of American State Geologists.
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UI’s Second Annual IBEST Research Expo Features Innovative Research
Posted: Monday, September 23 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho will host the second annual IBEST Science Exposition Oct. 18, 2013. With research ranging from robotic behavior and antibiotic resistance to preventing the extinction of the Tasmanian devil and understanding the tree of life, the IBEST Research Exposition demonstrates the broad dept...
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University of Idaho to Expand Academic Program Offerings in Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Monday, July 29 2013
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The University of Idaho is expanding academic program offerings at the Coeur d’Alene center for fall semester. New offerings include a bachelor’s degree program in English, introductory coursework in virtual technology and design (VTD), and upper division coursework in chemistry. “Educational opportunity is critical for prosperity in our region...
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Connecting With Land and Heritage Goes High Tech for Tribal Youth
Posted: Friday, July 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – For three weeks this summer, 24 members of the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane tribes are connecting with their Native American heritage through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education at Back to the Earth camp (BTTE). July 29-Aug. 1, fourth through sixth grade tribal members will be at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene for the final week of Back to t...
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Introduction to R Workshop
Posted: Friday, July 26 2013
Register now for the department of statistical science' "Introduction to R" workshop Aug. 15-16, from 9 a.m. - noon. The R statistical language is a free, open-source, multi-platform program that is widely used in many research areas. The workshop will cover topics such as starting R, reading data into R, manipulating data, preparing graphical displays, performing statistical analyses using linear...
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UI Coeur d’Alene Hosts Digin’IT Camp for Girls
Posted: Thursday, July 18 2013
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Middle school females will be Digin’IT at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center July 22-26. A community showcase will highlight 27 area middle school students and four high school interns participating in the information technology enrichment program on July 26 from 1-3 p.m. Dign’IT was designed for middle school females to help increas...
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Physics Doctoral Student Recognized for Nanomaterials Research
Posted: Monday, April 29 2013
Jennifer Anand Sundararajan, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Idaho, has earned double acclaim for his research on using nanomaterials to improve nuclear power performance and safety.
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U-Idaho receives $5.1 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho a five-year grant for $5.1 million in continued support of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Research | News Release
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U-Idaho Geologists Help with Earthquake Hazard Preparedness in Blaine County
Posted: Tuesday, April 9 2013
Geologists from the Idaho Geological Survey, or IGS, at the University of Idaho are working this month to identify areas in Blaine County that would be most affected in the event of a damaging earthquake. The results of the survey will inform county leaders and residents how to better prepare for seismic hazards.
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Goldwater Scholars Exemplify Excellence at U-Idaho
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Ranking University of Idaho undergraduates competitively with students from across the nation, physics sophomore Rebecca La Verne Winzer and mechanical engineering junior Kevin Witkoe were both recently named Goldwater Scholars. “I am pleased to see two of our students earning scholarships in a nationally and highly competitive program like the Goldwater Scholarship,&r...
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2013 College of Science Student Awards
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
The College of Science has named Katie Slavens as the recipient of the John P. George Award for 2013. The George Award is given to the outstanding graduating senior from the college, chosen from among students nominated from each of the college’s departments. Katie will receive a certificate and a 50 oz. engraved silver bar, to be presented at the college’s graduation reception in the ...
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U-Idaho prof and team: Thin, low Arctic clouds key to massive 2012 Greenland ice melt
Posted: Wednesday, April 3 2013
Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by University of Idaho geography professor Von P. Walden, doctoral student Christopher Cox and scientists at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the University of Wisconsin and the University of Colorado. ...
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Idaho’s Youth Create Tomorrow’s Inventions
Posted: Wednesday, March 6 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho’s creative, young minds will turn ideas into innovations during the annual Invent Idaho State Finals March 8-9 at the University of Idaho. Invent Idaho hosts over 100 young inventors in grades one through eight on the Moscow campus and celebrates student creativity and innovation, while teaching inventive thinking in an interdisciplinary curriculum. Regional ev...
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$718,304 in Competitive Grants Awarded to Faculty Members.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013
University of Idaho faculty members of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $718,304 in competitive grants as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action". The award will be dispersed over two years. $513,304 for 2013-14 academic year, and $204,836 for the 2014-15 academic year. These funds support nine projects involving 1...
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U-Idaho Professor Paul Joyce Tapped as Permanent Dean of the College of Science
Posted: Wednesday, January 9 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Paul Joyce as dean of the College of Science. Joyce, a professor of mathematics, statistics and bioinformatics, has served as interim dean since June 2012. “I am pleased Dr. Joyce has accepted this appointment as dean. Paul has long demonstrated leadership on our campus and will now have an opportunity to demonstrate his leadershi...
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U-Idaho Biologist Investigates a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - University of Idaho biologist Lee Fortunato’s innovative new research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself. Fortunato, an associate professor of biological sciences, has spent more than 15 years studying human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and her recent research was published today in the Public Library of Scien...
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Engineering Student Receives President’s Award for Minority Doctoral Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, November 28 2012
In an effort to promote diversity within graduate education and recruit the best and brightest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the University of Idaho’s President’s Doctoral Scholars Award helps minority students continue their studies and research. President M. Duane Nellis has named mechanical engineering student Anthony Rey DeLeon the recipient of...
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Instructor of Physics - Non-Tenure-Track Instructor Position
Posted: Friday, November 16 2012
University of Idaho Department of Physics NON-TENURE-TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION The Department of Physics at the University of Idaho invites applications for a non-tenure-track part-time instructor position starting in Spring 2013 or Fall 2013. The successful candidate will be required to teach physics classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise students, and generally contribute t...
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Rolling with the Beat
Posted: Friday, November 16 2012
The University of Idaho’s newest marching band member has three legs, 30 flashing LED lights and an electronic brain. The Human-Assisted Robotic Drumset, nicknamed the Band-Beesten, is the newest star of the Sound of Idaho. It’s a joint project between students and faculty in mechanical engineering, computer science and music – and there’s nothing quite like it anywhere el...
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New Idaho Geological Survey Map a Boon to State’s Economic Development
Posted: Wednesday, October 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Map enthusiasts, geoscientists and resource managers this week will welcome the Idaho Geological Survey’s first release in 35 years of an all-encompassing geologic map of the Gem State. Geologic maps – in addition to showing regular features like mountains, rivers, plains, towns and roads – include details on the distribution, nature and age relationships of rocks, faults and stra...
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Idaho Showcases its Best Research through IBEST Institute
Posted: Tuesday, October 16 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Some of the University of Idaho’s best researchers will showcase their research at a free, day-long information session on Thursday, Oct. 18. This event is open to the public. All work is linked to the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies – or IBEST – which was formed as a grassroots group over 10 years ago and was formalized as an institute in 2011. Researchers a...
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U-Idaho Helping to Build the Best Defense Against a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”
Posted: Monday, October 15 2012
By Donna Emert POST FALLS/COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- American intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran is behind a recent barrage of network attacks on computers across the Saudi oil industry and US banks. In light of the attacks, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the US risks a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” In the 21st Century, cyber security breaches are one of the greatest threats to government...
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U-Idaho Creates Director of STEM Education Position, Names Hamilton
Posted: Monday, August 20 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has named Melinda Hamilton as the new leader of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education initiatives. Hamilton will work to coordinate the University’s numerous STEM efforts and capitalize on its significant expertise, explore future partnerships and provide leadership to ensure program growth and success. Hamilton, who has served as the d...
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Changing the World One Leg at a Time: U-Idaho Researcher Breaking Down Barriers for Amputees
Posted: Wednesday, July 25 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – One leg, two legs or no legs, it’s all about living a normal life. Unless you’re South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who will be the first ever amputee to compete in the Olympics on the track – thanks in part to a team of researchers, including University of Idaho’s Craig McGowan. Born without fibulas or the small...
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Upward Bound and University of Idaho Focus Students on Idaho’s Water July 24-26
Posted: Thursday, July 19 2012
SANDPOINT, Idaho – Interested middle and high school students still have time to register for a free, hands-on summer camp on the future of Idaho’s water resources at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Center. The registration deadline is extended until the first day of camp, which begins July 24 at 9 a.m. The three-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 through Thursda...
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New Branches (of Knowledge) Help Grow the Tree of Life
Posted: Wednesday, July 18 2012
By Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s a revolutionary time in biology and resulting data are piling up. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho associate professor of biological sciences, and his peers are hoping to add to a global research corps of knowledge focused on evolution, with the help of a three-year, $4 million National Science Foundation grant. “As we’re sequencing whole genomes of a wide v...
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Staying Well Ahead of Hackers and Protecting the Public
Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2012
Cybersecurity research at the University of Idaho is helping to safeguard computers’ vast stores of data vital to individuals, companies and complex computer networks controlling everything from banking to the air traffic control system.
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Bioinformatics Professor Appointed Interim Dean of Idaho’s College of Science
Posted: Thursday, June 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – A distinguished interdisciplinary researcher with a strong commitment to teaching will serve as the interim dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Science. Paul Joyce, professor of mathematics, statistics and bioinformatics, will take up the interim post on June 24. Joyce has been director of the university’s bioinformatics and computational biology program since&...
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Former University of Idaho faculty member named dean at Eastern Oregon University
Posted: Wednesday, May 23 2012
Steven D. Gammon, Ph.D., a member of the University of Idaho's chemistry faculty from 1991-2002, has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. He is currently professor of chemistry and science education and chair of the department of chemistry at Western Washington University in Bellingham.
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U-Idaho, University of Maryland Study Finds Vaginal Microbes Vary Over Time Among Healthy Women
Posted: Wednesday, May 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can change drastically over short periods of time in some women, while remaining the same in others, according to a new joint study by the University of Idaho and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences. The scientists believe these microbes affect a woman’s susceptibility to infection and other ...
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U-Idaho and Tribes Awarded $1.1 Million NSF Grant
Posted: Monday, April 30 2012
By Donna Emert COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A $1.1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to underserved American Indian students in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane tribes. The NSF monies will fund the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Back to the Earth (BTTE) project. ...
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HOIST Lab/Workshop/Project Facilitator Openings
Posted: Monday, April 23 2012
HOIST (Helping Orient Indian Students and Teachers into STEM) is seeking University of Idaho faculty and graduate students to facilitate labs, projects, and workshops during the HOIST summer program in Moscow.
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U-Idaho Talent Makes Waves
Posted: Monday, April 9 2012
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho graduate student in geological sciences, Alex Patthoff, and his research adviser, geology professor Simon Kattenhorn, have made a discovery of international significance.   Patthoff and Kattenhorn's groundbreaking research documents evidence of a liquid ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus, which is currently being imaged by NASA's Cassini...
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Hot Plate Science: High School Students Learn To Make Nanoparticles at U-Idaho-CDA
Posted: Thursday, April 5 2012
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Lake City High School chemistry teacher Kevin Haler has gone deeper into the lab than many K-12 teachers dare to venture. Haler is part of an interdisciplinary research team working in the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene laboratory. They have been studying silver and gold nanoparticles for use in biosensors that can rapidly detect and identify microorganisms an...
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U-Idaho Professor Takes on Leadership Role in Global Effort to Preserve Biodiversity
Posted: Wednesday, April 4 2012
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – Dennis Geist, professor of geology at the University of Idaho, has been studying the volcanoes of the Galápagos Islands since 1981. This January, he was named President of the Charles Darwin Foundation, which is dedicated to research in support of conservation in the Galápagos Islands. “Dennis is the Board’s only PhD and practicing scientist,” ...
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Princeton Review Names U-Idaho Professor One of America’s 300 Best
Posted: Wednesday, April 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – On Tuesday, the Princeton Review named Karen Harpp, associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Idaho, one of the 300 best professors in the U.S. Formerly of Colgate University, Harpp was chosen out of over 42,000 professors nationwide using student data collected by the Princeton Review and RateMyProfessor.com.     An engagi...
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University of Idaho Recognizes Distinguished Professors
Posted: Monday, April 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho announced today that Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor of food science, and Holly Wichman, professor of biological sciences, have been selected to the rank of University Distinguished Professor. “Our faculty’s commitment to excellence is a key component of our students’ success,”said M. Duane Nellis, president. “These remarkable faculty members hav...
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University of Idaho to Host Ingenious Kid Inventors and Inventions, March 10
Posted: Friday, March 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Imagine camping in style with Crank-O-Wave, a hand-cranked microwave created by a fifth-grade inventor in the Invent Idaho student competition. Or perhaps after a few too many s’ mores, the buttons on your pants are digging in, causing discomfort. Put an end to that problem with The Button Cover, designed by an Invent Idaho fourth grader. These inventions ar...
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U-Idaho Receives $557,577 from Competitive Proposals as part of BEACON Science and Technology Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $557,477 for the next academic year, as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action." These funds will support 11 U-Idaho faculty members, seven graduate students and two postdoctoral students for the next academic year. ...
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Idaho INBRE Bridge Funding to an R01
Posted: Thursday, February 23 2012
The Idaho INBRE Program is accepting applications from University of Idaho faculty to supply bridge funding of up to $50,000 to successful R01 applications. This funding is designed to support U-Idaho faculty members who submitted a favorably-scored R01 proposal to the National Institutes of Health, but missed the pay line. The INBRE monies are to be utilized to fund the laboratory for up to one...
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University of Idaho Awarded Two Grants to Advance Sustainable Transportation Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 22 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two grants recently received by the University of Idaho will support the efforts of university researchers to make the nation’s transportation system more sustainable. The University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Department of Transportation to lead a national Tier 1 University Tra...
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Collaborative Planning Expert to Speak at University of Idaho Research Park and Moscow Campus
Posted: Wednesday, February 15 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho bioregional planning and community design faculty and research scientists are collaboratively sponsoring a guest lecture by Richard Margerum, associate professor and head of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Magerum will present “Beyond Consensus: Adaptive Management and Organizational Networks in Wat...
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Math Software Workshop Brings Area Students to the University of Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, November 8 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – High school students from Lewiston, Clarkston, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls will gather at the University of Idaho campus in Moscow for the third annual Geometer’s Sketchpad workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12. Secondary math education students will mentor and teach the high school students in how to utilize an innovative math computer program, Geometer’s Sketchpad, that allo...
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Math Colloquia: Linh V. Nguyen (University of Idaho)
Posted: Monday, September 12 2011
Math Colloquia, presented by Linh V. Nguyen (University of Idaho), "Range description for a spherical mean transform" will occur Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in TLC 030. ABSTRACT: Spherical mean transform sends a function to its mean values on spheres. This transform has important applications in many areas, such as PDEs, biomedical and geophysical imaging, and approximation theory. In practice, one no...
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University of Idaho Geologists Take Preventative Measures Before Potential Earthquake
Posted: Monday, July 11 2011
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Grand Teton National Park is a spectacular site along the Wyoming-Idaho border. The park brings in nearly 4 million visitors a year and creates a scenic background for those who live there. While the beauty is stunning, it’s tempered by the potential of danger from beneath the ground. The majestic mountain range sits on an active fault line that could one day lead to a sever...
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Students Shine at National Level, Showcase Implications of Geothermal Energy for Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, July 6 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – A national award for University of Idaho geological sciences students is more than just a pat on the back. It showcases the implications of geothermal energy in Idaho, and the state's growing need to develop this renewable resource. The geological sciences student team earned third place late last month in a National Geothermal Student Competition, or NGSC; the team evaluated the ...
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Students to Build Lunar Rovers in Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Friday, June 24 2011
By Donna Emert COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Student teams from Asotin, Clarkston, Lewiston, the Silver Valley, Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls high schools will get hands-on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education this summer as they build a lunar rover. The experience is made possible through a partnership between the University of Idaho-administered Silver Valley Upward Bound pro...
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Professor Leszek Czuchajowski becomes Associate Member of the Academy of American Poets
Posted: Thursday, May 26 2011
On May 4, 2011, Professor Leszek Czuchajowski (Les) became an associate member of the Academy of American Poets. He is one of a few if not the only organic chemist in this distinguished group of writers. His books of poetry are in the collections of nearly 100 American University libraries: Poetry and Imaginations of my Days; Scattered Poems; Her Miniature; Eros Walks on the Campus; Diverse are...
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