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Myers Phi Kappa Phi scholarship offered

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

The Idaho State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society, is pleased to announce a one-semester resident fee scholarship available for the 2008 spring semester. (more…)

Retirement reception for Johnston is Sept. 26

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

The Idaho State University facilities services department announces the retirement of John Johnston, maintenance craftsman, senior, on Sept. 28. A farewell reception will be held for Johnston Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the facilities services maintenance department, Building 26. (more…)

IRH presents ‘The Joy of Disaster Preparedness’ in observance of National Preparedness Month

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

Preparing for catastrophic events – terrorist attacks, natural-disasters, even local wildfires – is not typically viewed as enjoyable for most.  However, Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health (IRH) is encouraging citizens to see the silver lining in organizing for such disasters. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History to host raptor specialist

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will host a free public lecture, “Back by Popular Demand: California condors and Aplomado Falcons in the American West,” by raptor specialist Trish Nixon of The Peregrine Fund: World Center for Birds of Prey. (more…)

ISU Homecoming Parade set Oct. 6; entry deadline is Oct. 4

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2007 Parade on Oct. 6 in Pocatello will start for the second consecutive year at the corner of First Avenue South and East Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass. (more…)

Adamcik named to ISU President’s Cabinet

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

Barbara Adamcik, Ph.D., Idaho State University associate provost for institutional planning and effectiveness, has been named to the ISU President’s Cabinet as a liaison for ISU women, announced ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, Ph.D. (more…)

Complex diseases on agenda of ISU bioinformatics workshop Oct. 12-13

Posted in Events by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

Emerging applications and approaches for dealing with complex and data-intensive biomedical analysis will be the focus of the third annual Idaho State University bioinformatics workshop Oct. 12-13 in Lava Hot Springs.  

The “Symposium on Biomedical Bioinformatics” will convene at the Aura Soma Lava Conference Center. Researchers will be able to explore recent computational approaches for understanding complex diseases. The symposium also will provide a training session on the concepts and skills of genome analysis and genome science. (more…)

ISU-Boise’s Powell named a Health Care Hero; student Warrick wins scholarship

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the September 24th, 2007

Pam Powell, D.M.D., site director of Idaho State University Family Dentistry in Boise, has been named a 2007 Health Care Hero Educator by the Idaho Business Review. (more…)

Historical, cultural impact of family camping topic of Sept. 27 lecture

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the September 20th, 2007

What is the historical and cultural impact of family camping in the West? Peter Boag, Ph.D., will address this topic in the 2007 Idaho Yesterdays Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Idaho State University.

The free, public lecture sponsored by the Idaho State University American Studies Program will be held in the Pond Student Union Building Salmon River Suite. (more…)

ISU receives $842,000 from DOD to develop ’smart’ prosthetic hand

Posted in Research by taylandy on the September 20th, 2007

Engineers, a biomedical researcher and a physical and occupational therapist at Idaho State University are collaborating to develop a “smart” prosthetic hand that will use nerve signals to fully simulate natural grasping, lifting and twisting hand motions. They hope the artificial hand will also respond to sensory and visual feedback.

The United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) of the Department of Defense (DoD) funded the first phase of this three-phase project this summer, providing an $842,000 grant to ISU for the proposal titled “Smart Prosthetic Hand Technology Phase I” under the project “Combat Casualty Research Program, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Program – Biotechnology.” (more…)

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