University of Idaho

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This summer, Idahoans celebrated the life of one of the state’s most famous Chinese-American citizens. Polly Bemis now has her own statue in Boise.

For those not familiar with her story, Bemis came to the U.S. in the early 1870s. It was a time when many Chinese men were coming to the States to find work, in the mines or wherever else they could.

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Anthropologists from the University of Idaho and 16 students yesterday wrapped up a two-week archaeological dig on the North Idaho College campus in Coeur d’Alene.

It was led by U of I Anthropology Professors Katrina Eichner and Mark Warner.

“It’s kind of looking to see if there is evidence of Fort Sherman that has been in the area, if there’s still existing evidence of Fort Sherman in the places we’re testing or if it’s been chewed up," Warner said.

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Russia’s recent hack of United States government agencies and private companies has brought the spotlight back to America’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

It also brought a spotlight to the reality that the U.S. doesn’t have nearly enough qualified people who work in the cybersecurity field.

The University of Idaho is working to fill the demand with a new bachelor’s degree program.

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The grand experiment begins Monday for at least three Inland Northwest colleges and universities. Washington State, the University of Idaho and North Idaho College will begin their first academic year in the coronavirus age.

All of the institutions have plans on how to put in place various safety procedures, including distancing, temperature checks and mask requirements. And all plan a mix of online and in-class instruction.

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This summer, a group of Coeur d’Alene tribal students is learning how to tell stories and make podcasts. The program they’re making tackles a pretty weighty subject. It’s about how hydroelectric dams, such as the Post Falls Dam, have affected the tribe’s way of life.  

The tribe is working with the University of Idaho and the state University of New York at Buffalo to prepare young people to become tribal leaders.

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Today on the Inland Journal podcast, a word game. We’ll give you a few phrases and see if you can figure out what they have in common. For example, if I say red delicious, Honey Crisp, Granny Smith and Fuji, you’d probably gather that we’re talking about apples.

So let’s try another one. Nero, Duchess of Oldenburg, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Kingston Black. What do they have in common?

Today in the studio, Verne talked with Steve Gibbs, owner of The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, as well as Charles Buck, Associate Vice President of the University of Idaho - Coeur d'Alene.  They discussed a new collaboration between the two entities to stabilize, grow, and enhance the gallery, embracing the for-profit gallery and adding an educational component.

This morning, Verne spoke with Leonard Garrison, Director of The Auditorium Chamber Music Series at The University of Idaho. Listen to the interview and selections from the performance here.

Sage Grouse Study 'Must Ring Alarm Bells'

Apr 27, 2015

A new study of disappearing sage grouse in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and other western states will likely escalate a long-running political fight over protection for the chicken-sized birds.