Idaho State University’s Maria Wong’s research on relationship between poor sleep in adolescents and alcohol/drug related problems gains international publicity
New research by Idaho State University’s Maria Wong on the relationship between poor and insufficient sleep for adolescents and them developing alcohol and drug problems has again gained international publicity.
Even before her latest research had been published Jan. 16 as an “Early View” on the website of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, Wong had completed interviews with National Public Radio, BBC, the Brazilian magazine “VEJA” and Healthline News. The full results of her study will be published in the February 2015 online-only version of the journal. (more…)
Southeast Idaho residents and guests will again be able to enjoy the food and culture of the African continent at Idaho State University Africa Night 2015 on Jan. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
This year’s theme is “Shades of African Beauty.” (more…)
‘Honoring the Legacy’ Martin Luther King Jr. events planned Jan. 15-19 at Idaho State University and Pocatello
A series of events “Honoring the Legacy” of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 15-19 at Idaho State University and in Pocatello, culminating in a march on the ISU campus on Jan. 19. (more…)
ISU Idaho Accelerator Center announces supply of copper-67 isotope available for cancer and medical research
The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center is now making available the isotope copper-67 for medical and cancer research, announced Jon Stoner, IAC director of technical operations.
“We’ve developed a proprietary process for making a valuable isotope for cancer diagnostics and therapy known as copper-67,” Stoner said. “Our product has undergone initial radiolabel testing at City of Hope Cancer Research Center with their anti-CEA antibody with excellent preliminary results.” (more…)
National prize for best book on teaching literature at college level announced by Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy
The Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy announces a new, national prize for the best book-length work on teaching literature at the college level.
The “Teaching Literature Book Award” is the first and only prize that recognizes books specifically about teaching literature to post-secondary students. The nationally juried prize is conferred biennially by the faculty in the Ph.D. Program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. (more…)
ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium and Burke Museum Herbarium launch new wildflower app
The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum has partnered with Idaho State University’s Ray J. Davis Herbarium, the University of Idaho’s Stillinger Herbarium, Mark Turner, and High Country Apps to produce Idaho Wildflowers, a plant identification app for smart phones and tablets.
The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 805 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Idaho and adjacent areas of Montana, Washington, Utah, and Oregon. (more…)
ISU psychology department chair Lynch appointed as associate editor of highest-ranking women’s study journal
Shannon Lynch, the chair of Idaho State University’s psychology department, has been appointed as one of six associate editors of Psychology of Women Quarterly.
The journal has been ranked as the number-one women’s studies journal according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports done by the Thomson Reuters Corporation, wherein it ranked first of 39 journals. It was also ranked 34th of 127 multidisciplinary journals in psychology. (more…)
Idaho State University MILES grant researchers provide accessible digital history to Portneuf River users
Idaho State University researchers have created a variety of websites and easy-to-use digital web tools aimed at helping the public and all stakeholders understand the history and dynamics of the Portneuf River ecosystem.
“What we are trying to do is create a better public understanding of how the river has been managed in the past, to contribute to community involvement in deciding how the river should be managed in the future,” said Kevin Marsh, ISU history professor and chair, “because providing historical and science-based data on how to manage water in Pocatello is one of the goals of the MILES research project.” (more…)
Idaho State University survey response: 95 percent of stakeholders believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River
Ninety-five percent of stakeholders interviewed by Idaho State University researchers said they believe their community would benefit from a restored Portneuf River.
As part of the Managing Idaho Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES), a statewide National Science Foundation project funded by EPSCoR, researchers in the ISU political science and sociology departments received 90 responses to surveys sent out to about 150 people. The people responding were comprised, about equally, from three major groups: 1) government officials and scientists; 2) environmentalists; and 3) business people. (more…)
Idaho State University’s fine arts series “A Season of Note” will present “A Kurt Bestor Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall. (more…)