Friday Sep 12
The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families
While life gets better for millions of gays, the number of homeless LGBT teens - many cast out by their religious families - quietly keeps growing One late night at the end of her sophomore year of college, Jackie sat in her parked car and made a phone call that would forever change the course of her life. An attractive sorority girl with almond eyes and delicate dimples, she was the product of a charmed Boise, Idaho, upbringing: a father who worked in finance, a privateschool education, a pool in the backyard, all the advantages that an upper-middle-class suburban childhood can provide along with all the expectations attendant to that privilege.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Engineering students get experience in Alaska
To some, watching fish move from one end of a processing plant to the other isn't an ideal way to spend the end of a summer. For two mechanical engineering students who went to Alaska in early August, it was the perfect opportunity to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom.
Christian Godfrey is EITC's interim V.P. of Finance and Administration
Christian Godfrey's dip into the technical realm started years ago, as an industrial arts student at Madison High School. It was there, he took a number of vocational and technical courses and worked a technical internship at a local electronics repair shop.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Show Preview: Holiday Friends at Mississippi Studios, September 12
Like so many indie-rock bands, Holiday Friends started in college. Founding members Scott Fagerland and Jesse Wityczak began writing songs together in 2008 while students at the University of Idaho, and immediately found an audience among the other undergraduates of Moscow, Idaho, which Fagerland calls a "mini, mini, mini Portland."
Human impact on Northwest: 1.3 degrees F
A joint study by the University of Idaho and Oregon State University links human causes to climate change at a regional level. The study, published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of Climate, links human causes to wetter springs and longer growing seasons, among other impacts.
Criminal Report Daily
Possible Europa Tectonics Could be Boon for Alien Life
Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa may have a very Earth-like quality - its thick, icy crust appears to act like Earth's tectonic plates. And that could be a very positive thing for the little world's life-giving potential.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Jacque Elaine Fallis Batt, 1926-2014
Former Idaho First Lady Jacque Batt was 88 when she died Sunday of natural causes at St. Alphonsus Hospital. She and Phil, her husband of 66 years, met at the University of Idaho and were married in 1948; they had three children, William, Rebecca and Leslie Ann.
Jupiter's Moon Europa May Have Plate Tectonics Just Like Earth
Jupiter's icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps the solar system's best bet to host alien life, keeps getting more and more interesting. Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests.
Pale in comparison: Why Boise State bombed the 2014 Forbes rankings
In 2013, Forbes Magazine published an article debunking the college ranking system entitled, "College Rankings Aren't Meaningless; They're Just Misleading." According to Steve Cohen, author of the article, the college ranking system misguides students and their parents by focusing on the reputation of a particular college rather than if it is a good match for the student.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Ashland Daily Tidings
OR-7's pups true wolves Updated at
Genetic tests on scat collected this summer revealed that OR-7's mate is a wolf related to other wolves in northeast Oregon, says Michelle Dennehy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wolf Program spokeswoman. Scat was collected from two of their known three pups, proving the pups are their offspring and full-blooded wolves. The findings, which were as expected, were reported Thursday by the University of Idaho lab that conducted the tests, Dennehy says.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
New fire chief named
Dave Hanneman was announced as the new chief of the Idaho Falls Fire Department this morning. Hanneman will begin work Oct. 20. Hanneman is currently the chief of the Chula Vista Fire Department in Chula Vista, Calif., a post he has held since 2008.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Time After Time | Product Spotlight
Tools such as time line and mapping software now enable libraries to present digital collections in new ways, facilitating serendipitous exploration for researchers.
Florida To Pay Idaho $975K
University of Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley and University of Idaho Athletics Director Rob Spear have agreed that Saturday night's game has been declared a no contest and that not rescheduling the game is the only viable option for both programs.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Torrid Summers Trending In INW
Extreme temperatures and wildfires across the Pacific Northwest this summer are consistent with changes expected from global warming by the middle of this century, according to the 2013 report "Climate Change in the Northwest."
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The U of I Women's Center celebrated women's equality with Fem Fest
Women's Equality Day was Tuesday. It commemorates the 19th Amendment which passed in 1920 and allows women to vote.
Vandals Kick Off Against Florida
"Are you ready for some football, Vandals?" asks the University of Idaho Facebook page.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Environmental Design Research Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
The Environmental Design Research Association is has announced its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
$10 Million NIH Grant Establishes Center of Biomedical Research...
A $10 million grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health will establish a prestigious Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Matrix Biology at Boise State University.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Actor Sean Astin addresses students and faculty at Convocation
The University of Idaho Vandals are not only celebrating 125 years, but also new beginnings.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave
Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university's request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman.