UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO NEWS



UI Engineering Professor Chosen as One of the Most Innovative Educators in Nation
UI Chemical and Materials engineering faculty member Soumya Srivastava has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as one of 70 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators. Srivastava’s research focuses on electrokinetic simulations and design of microfluidic systems for medical diagnostic applications along with educational research including enhancing s...


CLASS Academic Success Fair Oct. 12
The College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences is hosting the annual Academic Success Fair in the Commons Clearwater Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 12. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about various campus resources and opportunities.


College of Education Dean Cori Mantle-Bromley Announces Retirement
Longtime College of Education dean and Idaho educator Cori Mantle-Bromley has announced her intention to retire from the University of Idaho, effective in the summer of 2016. “The summer of 2016 opening of the completely renovated College of Education building creates a wonderful opportunity for new beginnings,” Mantle-Bromley said. “I believe it is the perfect time for new leade...


Brazilian Nite Showcases Tastes, Sounds of Brazil
The University of Idaho’s Brazilian Student Club is hosting its second annual Brazilian Nite celebration on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.  The event features food, music and performances highlighting the culture of Brazil. The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Bruce M. Pitman Center’s International Ballroom. Tickets are available for $5 at the Brazilian Student Club booths around ...



The University of Idaho College of Law will host its annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture next week at its Boise and Moscow locations. The Boise program takes place Monday, Oct. 12, and will feature a film screening of the documentary “The Judge and the General” at 3 p.m. Mountain time at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street. The documentary features the st...


Former Chilean Judge Juan Guzman to Speak at Annual Bellwood Lecture
The University of Idaho College of Law will host its annual Sherman J. Bellwood Lecture next week at its Boise and Moscow locations.  The Boise program takes place Monday, Oct. 12, and will feature a film screening of the documentary “The Judge and the General” at 3 p.m. Mountain time at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street. The documentary features t...


University of Idaho Hosts High School Design Day in Boise Oct. 17
The University of Idaho’s annual High School Design Day event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, Oct. 17, at the UI Boise Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street. This free, hands-on workshop series is for high school students interested in pursuing an education in visual arts and design. Faculty from the UI College of Art and Architecture will be available to answer questio...


UI Receives $1 million from Department of Education to Train Rehabilitation Counselors
  University of Idaho faculty members in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program (RCHS), which is in the College of Education’s Department of Leadership and Counseling, have been awarded a five-year $1 million Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Rehabilitation Services A...


New Dean Selected for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Michael Parrella has accepted the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Parrella comes to UI from the University of California, Davis, where he has served as the chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and associate dean of Agricultural Sciences. He has also served as the Western ...


President Staben Gives State of the University Address Monday
The University of Idaho and President Chuck Staben invites the Moscow community to attend the annual State of the University Address on Monday, Oct. 5. The address by Staben will include updates on UI programs, initiatives and priorities. Staben will focus his remarks on the university’s purpose and its future, especially as they relate to the core themes of transformative educational exper...


2016 Hemingway Festival Celebrates Hemingway’s Cuba Connection
The University of Idaho English department’s 7th Annual Hemingway Festival will celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s love of Cuba, the recently reinvigorated U.S.-Cuba political relationship and the 65th anniversary of Hemingway’s writing of “The Old Man and the Sea.” Ernest Hemingway left Cuba in 1960, ending a love affair with the “Pearl of the Antilles” that ...


UI Theatre Presents Proof, Oct. 15 - 25
Madness and mathematics add up to thought-provoking theater as University of Idaho Theatre Arts presents the multi-award winning play “Proof” in October. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive. Admission is free for UI students, $15 for adults, $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors (55 and older) and $5 for ch...


Chinese Art Troupe to Perform for Confucius Institute Day Sept. 28
The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day on Monday, Sept. 28, with a performance by the Soochow University Art Troupe. Soochow University is located in the ancient town of Suzhou, renowned as “Paradise on Earth” in Chinese culture.  The Soochow University Art Troupe specializes in music featuring traditional Chinese instruments, suc...


UI Scholarships, Building Project Benefit from Boise-based Foundation
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation has announced a generous $535,000 gift to the University of Idaho to fund scholarships and needed furnishings in the College of Education, which is currently undergoing renovation. Harry Bettis, president of the Boise-based foundation, said $270,000 in scholarship funding would go toward UI’s general scholarship funds, with an additional$15,000 to the A...


VandaLink Simplifies Transfer Process from North Idaho College
The University of Idaho on Thursday will launch a new VandaLink partnership with North Idaho College. The program simplifies process of transferring an associate’s degree from NIC to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Part of a larger, statewide program that offers a seamless transfer experience between local community colleges and the UI, VandaLink provides admission without fees u...


Sage Grouse Listing Decision Validates the Success of Collaborative Approaches
The decision Tuesday by the Department of Interior to not list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act validates the hard work and collaboration of many agencies, landowners and the University of Idaho. "Conserving sage grouse is a complex challenge that requires the collective efforts of land managers, scientists and all those who enjoy the vast sagebrush ecosystems. This announcement is a ...


Murdock Grant Supports Commercialization of UI-Developed Technology
A team of University of Idaho researchers will spend the next year refining their unique technology so it’s ready to take the leap from the lab to the marketplace. A new program from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Commercialization Initiative, granted more than $55,000 to help UI physics professor David McIlroy and chemistry professor Frank Cheng, both of the UI College of Science, p...


College of Law Hosts Grand Opening of Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center
The University of Idaho College of Law is celebrating the grand opening of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center (ILJLC) in Boise Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain time. The ILJLC is a collaborative effort between the College of Law and Idaho Supreme Court--a center for legal education and civic engagement that houses the Idaho State Law Library. It’s also the new location for th...


UI Joins NIH Group to Combat Student Drinking
The University of Idaho has joined universities around the nation and the National Institutes of Health to develop a new resource to combat underage drinking by students. The new tool — called CollegeAIM (Alcohol Intervention Matrix) — will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, during a national media conference. Statistics have long shown that the first six weeks of a college freshma...


Students say ‘Thank You’ to Scholarship Donors at Annual Thank-a-Thon
Students at the University of Idaho will have a chance to say “thank you” to all of those who support UI through scholarships and other donations. The 11th annual Thank-A-Thon will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29, in the Clearwater and Whitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons. The annual two-day event gives recipients of donor-funded scholarship the chance to...


UI Extension Helps North Central Idaho Residents Navigate Wildfire Recovery
The fires that destroyed scores of homes in north central Idaho are mostly out. Landowners now face the task of rebuilding, trying to recover from losses and restoring forests and other resources. University of Idaho Extension is helping organize a series of regional meetings beginning Thursday, Sept. 24, in Craigmont to help private landowners find expertise and help from local, state and federa...


Add the Words’ Documentary Shows Struggles of Idaho’s LGBTQA Community
The award-winning documentary “Add the Words,” by Michael D. Gough and Cammie Pavesic, will be shown at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Borah Theatre in the University of Idaho’s Bruce M. Pitman Center and 7 p.m. at the Kenworthy Theatre on Main St. in Moscow. Both showings are free to the public.  The movie covers the efforts of Idaho's LGBTQA community in its struggle to h...


College Scorecard Data Confirms UI Offers Great Education for Great Price
This week, the Obama administration and U.S. Department of Education unveiled College Scorecard, a new data site that provides comprehensive data on education costs and student outcomes of universities across the nation. The new data places the University of Idaho above other public institutions in the state in regard to graduation rate, average salaries after graduation and below other Idaho four...


UI Alumnus, an Iran Hostage Crisis Witness, to Attend Ag Celebration Sept. 24-26
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Lee Schatz, one of six Americans rescued during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, will visit the University of Idaho campus for annual Ag Days and Celebrating Idaho Agriculture events Sept. 24-26. The events draw hundreds of high school students from across Idaho to campus for livestock judging competitions, workshops about college activities, a fo...


McClure Center Director Receives Award for Work with Hispanic Communities
Priscilla Salant, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho Boise, will receive the Amiga del Año award from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs (ICHA) on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The award — which means “Friend of the Year” — is presented to a recipient who has gone beyond his or her work responsibilitie...