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UI Researchers Gain New Advantage with One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Computers
Posted: Tuesday, March 11
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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Science | Engineering | Physics | Jim Alves-Foss | Marty Ytreberg | Research | News Release
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Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium Registration Open
Posted: Thursday, March 6
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
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
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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Science | Geological Sciences | Dennis Geist | Geology | Geology | Research | News Release | University of Idaho
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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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Biological Sciences | David Tank | Research | News Release
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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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Science | Engineering | Education | Research | News Release | University of Idaho | Moscow | Office of Community Partnerships | Melinda Hamilton
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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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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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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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Science | Physics | Jason Barnes | Research | News Release
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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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Natural Resources | Science | Greg Fizzell | News Release | Office of the President | McCall Outdoor Science School | Kurt Pregitzer | President's Office | STEMAccess
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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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Science | Engineering | Education | Coeur d' Alene | News Release | Andrea
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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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Geological Sciences | News Release
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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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Science | Paul Joyce | Bioinformatics and Computational Biology | News Release | Provost | Duane Nellis | Bioinformatics and computational biology
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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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Science | Engineering | Research | News Release | Diversity | ibest | engineering | Office of the President
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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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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Mechanical Engineering | Lionel Hampton School of Music | B.S. Mechanical Engineering | Music | News Release | Music | Computer Science
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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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Science | Larry Forney | Biology | News Release | International | ibest | Biology
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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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Science | Engineering | Education | News Release | Provost | Cori Mantle-Bromley
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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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Science | Biological Sciences | Luke Harmon | Biology | Research | News Release | Biology
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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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Science | Engineering | Computer Science | Jim Alves-Foss | B.S. Computer Science | Computer Science, M.S. or Ph.D. | Research | News Release | Graduate | Security
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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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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Microbiology | Biology | Biology | Research | News Release | Scott Wood | ibest | ibest | Biology
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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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Science | Engineering | Coeur d' Alene | News Release
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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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Science | News Release | Duane Nellis
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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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Science | Mathematics | Mathematics | Mathematics | News Release | Mathematics
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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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Science | College of Graduate Studies | Geological Sciences | Jerry Fairley | Geology | Geology | Idaho Falls | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Graduate Education
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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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Honoring Excellence: University of Idaho Honors Faculty, Establishes University Distinguished Professor Rank
Posted: Tuesday, April 19 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho honored three longtime faculty members with the newly established rank of University Distinguished Professor during the institution’s annual Excellence Awards Monday, April 18, at the Moscow campus. Dan Bukvich, professor of music; Mike Scott, professor of fish and wildlife; and Jean’ne Shreeve, professor of chemistry, were selected as the inaugural recipie...
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Chemistry Sleuths Return to the University of Idaho This Summer
Posted: Friday, April 15 2011
Written by Steven Nelson MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Chemistry Department will host Chemistry Sleuth Idaho (CSI), a day camp this summer for kids entering the fifth and sixth grades. This year's camp, held June 13-17 on the university's Moscow campus, will focus on forensic science and the tools chemistry bring to real-world crime scene investigation. "The whole CSI camp experienc...
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Isaacson Receives Second Fulbright Fellowship
Posted: Monday, March 21 2011
Peter Isaacson, professor of geological sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship during summer 2011. The award is for combined teaching and research at the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Rios, in Diamante, Argentina. Teamed with Argentine colleague Mercedes diPasquo, Isaacson will offer a will offer a field-based course with objectives of a complete geological evaluation of a Devonian-age ...
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University of Idaho Freshman to Introduce Rev. Jesse Jackson
Posted: Friday, February 4 2011
Written by Chelsey Remitz MOSCOW, Idaho – When the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to University of Idaho audiences on Monday, Feb. 7, there won't be a long line of university dignitaries introducing him. Rather, Christina Boddie, a freshman from Port Orchard, Wash., will do the honors. Mark Edwards, assistant to the president for diversity, equity and community, anticipates 4,000 people will attend...
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Report: Plants Follow Water Downhill, Not Just Higher Temperatures Uphill
Posted: Thursday, January 20 2011
Written by Bill Loftus   MOSCOW – Climate change may allow plants to expand downhill as precipitation increases in addition to expanding uphill as temperatures rise, a University of Idaho geographer says. John Abatzoglou, an assistant professor of geography at Moscow, is among co-authors of a report in the current issue of Science magazine that shows plants in California’...
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“Embrace Failure”: Commencement Speaker Scott Wood Urges Graduates to Look Beyond Immediate Success
Posted: Saturday, December 11 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – While many commencement speeches urge graduates to seek success and look for beauty, Scott Wood today encouraged newly minted University of Idaho graduates to “embrace failure.” Wood, distinguished scientist and dean of the university’s College of Science, was careful to note that there is “no virtue whatsoever in failure that comes about as a result of sloth or apathy or stupidit...
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McCall Outdoor Science School Offers Winter Environmental Education to Idaho Teachers
Posted: Wednesday, December 1 2010
By Sue McMurray   MCCALL, Idaho – The McCall Outdoor Science School is offering a winter science institute focusing on climate and water research in Idaho. The institute is open to Idaho teachers and will be held at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus in McCall Feb. 25-27. Teachers will spend a long weekend on Payette Lake to explore climate and water research topics alongside univer...
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Researchers Investigate Barriers to Education and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Posted: Tuesday, November 23 2010
This summer, the Micron Foundation awarded University of Idaho a $1.2 million gift to support social science research for developing a better understanding of the barriers to STEM learning and careers in Idaho.
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Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 11
Posted: Thursday, November 11 2010
Written by Chelsey Remitz  MOSCOW, Idaho –This December, 746 graduates are eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the University of Idaho's 2010 winter commencement. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 12:30 p.m., in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, and is free and open to the public. All degree candidates participating in the ceremony must line up f...
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Chemistry Graduate Awarded 2010 Outstanding Alumni Innovator
Posted: Tuesday, November 9 2010
Malli Rao '66 honored for demonstrating a consistent innovative spirit that has benefitted society.
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NSF Awards $700,000 for Cross-Institutional, Interdisciplinary Math/Biology Education
Posted: Thursday, November 4 2010
Written by Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho and PULLMAN, Wash. – The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to 10 faculty researchers and educators at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. The funding will support interdisciplinary undergraduate training in mathematics and biology at both institutions. As health and life sciences become increasingly quantitative,...
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Celebrating a Century: Chemistry Emeritus Professor Malcolm Renfrew Marks 100th Birthday, Events Planned
Posted: Monday, October 11 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho celebrates an achievement of life, learning, engagement and legacy as Malcolm M. Renfrew, professor emeritus of chemistry, marks his 100th birthday this week. “Certainly Dr. Renfrew models for us the best of the University of Idaho’s core missions, to help our students be their most successful and to ensure that our research serves not only our state, but t...
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Stripes on Mars Research Gains Momentum
Posted: Tuesday, October 5 2010
Few undergraduate students find their work referred to in Nature Magazine and Popular Science, but for Vandal alumnus Daisuke Kobayashi that dream became a reality.
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Geography ranked among top 20 PhD programs in U.S.
Posted: Friday, October 1 2010
Contact johansen@uidaho.edu for more info. Also see stories posted by U. Colorado, U Oregon, Boston U, UC Santa Barbara, and other top ranked university geography departments, along with Chronical of Higher Ed. and NRC rankings sent out this week. HJ
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Girls Just Wanna Have Impact: 200 North Idaho girls to attend Women in Science in Coeur d'Alene Oct. 4-5
Posted: Monday, September 27 2010
While six figures might seem like a pretty strong draw for students considering a career in the sciences, young women are looking for more
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Excel on Steroids: McCall Outdoor Science School Offers Ramped Up Data Analysis and Graphing Workshop
Posted: Thursday, August 5 2010
Written by Sue McMurray MCCALL, Idaho – Anyone who uses traditional spreadsheet software packages will benefit from a Sept. 11-12 workshop offered by the University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School. The “R Workshop” will train users in a robust data, programming, graphics and statistics software program. The $160 fee includes workshop materials, food (Saturday and Sunday) and lodging (Fr...
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Membership and Its Privileges: University of Idaho Joins the National Geographic Alliance Network
Posted: Wednesday, August 4 2010
Written by Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – Membership has its privileges and its inherent responsibilities. As a new member of the National Geographic Alliance Network (NGAN), the University of Idaho is now the state’s representative for NGAN. As such, the institution will receive $30,000 annually to integrate NGAN resources into pre-service and in-service teaching experiences for K-12 geography ed...
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Geography Department to host Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Posted: Tuesday, August 3 2010
Over 200 geographers from Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada will meet at the Coeur d'Alene Resort September 15-18 for the annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. The conference, organized and hosted by the University of Idaho Department of Geography, will begin with field trips to the Palouse, the Silver Valley, the Coeur d'Alene-Sandpoint corridor...
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Shreeve and Renfrew Earn Prestigious Recognition from American Chemical Society
Posted: Tuesday, August 3 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The scientific leadership of two University of Idaho faculty members has been honored by the American Chemical Society, the prestigious scientific society. Jean’ne Shreeve, professor of chemistry, and Malcolm Renfrew, professor emeritus of chemistry, have been named as 2010 ACS Fellows. “The American Chemical Society Fellows program is a distinguished affirmation of the critical ...
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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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Shreeve Honored For Work As Fluorine Chemist
Posted: Friday, June 25 2010
Jean'ne M. Shreeve, Jean'ne M. Shreeve Professor of Chemistry, was recognized for her work as an internationally distinguished fluorine chemist at a special daylong symposium held at the Joint 65th Northwest Regional Meeting/22nd Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting hosted by the American Chemical Society Washington-Idaho Border Section. The meeting took place on June 21 at Washington State University....
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Idaho Researchers Aim to Unlock Plasmid Transfer Secrets
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – In an effort to take the resistance out of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, University of Idaho researchers are getting down to the genetic level to figure out how multi-drug resistance plasmids increase their resistance. Thanks to a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eva Top, professor of biology, and Zaid Abdo, assistant...
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Idaho “Nose” Explosive Detection: Grant Helps Develop Electronic Sniffer
Posted: Wednesday, June 23 2010
Written by Amanda Cairo MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho researchers are nose-deep in sniffing out explosive vapors thanks to a recent $900,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense; the funding supports research into the detection of explosives. Idaho’s Patrick Hrdlicka, associate professor of bio-organic chemistry, and David McIlroy, professor of physics, will join Vladimir ...
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Study Provides New Insights About Women's Reproductive Health
Posted: Thursday, June 3 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – It's an uncomfortable topic, and not considered polite dinner conversation, but Larry Forney's research on the human vagina and the ecology of the vaginal microbial ecosystem has big implications for women. Forney, professor of biological sciences and director of the Initiative for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho, is focusing his research...
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New Graduate Program Builds Interdisciplinary Education with Sustainability Focus
Posted: Monday, April 26 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho launched a new Professional Science Master’s program in Natural Resources and Environmental Science on Monday. The PSM is offered as part of the university’s master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is one of a select few in the nation that specializes in natural resources, environmental science and water resources. The PSM i...
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Three Leaders Selected for University of Idaho Alumni Association Hall of Fame
Posted: Friday, April 23 2010
Written by Jeff Olson MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Alumni Association will induct three new members into the Alumni Hall Fame at a noon luncheon on Friday, May 14, in the Student Union Building Ballroom. The event is part of the university’s Moscow campus Commencement Weekend. The inductees are Pete T. Cenarrusa of Boise, who was an Idaho elected official from 1950...
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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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Energy Audit Internship Program Created at University of Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, April 13 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho students will build real-world skills helping regional businesses become more energy efficient starting this September. The University of Idaho Sustainability Center and Environmental Science Program are partnering with the Idaho Small Business Development Center at Boise State University to fund student internships to conduct energy audits in Moscow, Lewiston ...
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Francesca Sammarruca Receives Wolf Distinguished Service Award
Posted: Sunday, April 4 2010
Francesca Sammarruca, professor of physics, has received a 2010 Virginia Wolf Outstanding Service Award from the University of Idaho. The awards reflect recognizes community engagement, civic responsibility and equitable culture and climate, and Sammarruca's long-term activism for gender justice. The awards honor the life work and legacy of Virginia "Ginny" Wolf, University of Idaho professor of p...
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Idaho Technology Creates Lucid Path to Texas
Posted: Friday, March 12 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team with some of the top talent at the University of Idaho is taking their two-time champion business plan to Arlington, Texas, host of the annual World’s Best Technology Showcase as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s IC2 Institute business plan competition. The WBT Showcase features between 75 and 100 of...
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A “BEACON” for Real-Time Evolution Research
Posted: Wednesday, February 24 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s excellence in real-time evolution has been nationally recognized by its inclusion in a $25 million grant bringing together scientists across the country to research topics ranging from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to the efficiency of automobiles. The University of Idaho will join four other universities in the creation of B...
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Disappearing Ducks? North America’s Prairie Potholes Vulnerable to Warming Climates
Posted: Monday, February 1 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research from a collaboration between the University of Idaho, South Dakota State...
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It’s Not Only the Gene That Counts, But How You Use It
Posted: Tuesday, January 5 2010
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Scientists at the University of Idaho have discovered not only that different species sometimes use the same gene to produce the same adaptation, but also that how they use it can lead to different outcomes. Erica Bree Rosenblum, assistant professor of biology, studied three species of lizards living in the White Sands region of New Mexi...
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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Mutivity
Posted: Tuesday, December 22 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Idaho soon will begin investigating whether viruses that have adapted to higher temperatures – similar to increases due to global warming – can jump species more easily. Thanks to a $911,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group that includes a computational bi...
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Lighting the Way to Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Posted: Tuesday, December 15 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Students and faculty at the University of Idaho soon will shine a light on what could be the next evolution of materials used for hydrogen fuel cells. A really, really big light. Supported by a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Department of Energy, the group will use the brightest x-ray beams in the western hemisphere to pr...
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Unfolding Acrobatic Proteins
Posted: Thursday, November 19 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho – Scientists will soon attempt to unfold the secrets of a class of proteins that change their shape more often than a Ringling Brothers’ contortionist. Backed by a $360,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, computational biophysicists from the University of Idaho will join hands-on researchers from the University of South Flori...
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Nevada, New Mexico and Idaho Band Together to Battle Effects of Climate Change
Posted: Wednesday, November 11 2009
Written by Ken Kingery MOSCOW, Idaho - Today’s issues related to climate change and water resources require an abundant flow of information between scientists across the country. Because of this fact, the National Science Foundation not only is providing bigger pipes for three states, it also is making sure they fit together. The NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Compe...
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150 Next-Generation Women Scientists Converge in Coeur d'Alene
Posted: Monday, November 2 2009
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Approximately 150 tenth-grade girls will conduct laboratory tests alongside working scientists in University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho College labs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4. A full schedule of events is available upon request. High School Students Will Conduct Water Quality Research in University of Idaho and NIC Science Labs COEUR...
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