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2010-11 ‘A Season of Note’ series announced; season tickets go on sale Aug. 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the July 29th, 2010

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment productions in the 2010-11 "A Season of Note" series held in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall of the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

There are nine shows in this year’s series, including everything from The Harlem Gospel Chio and JIGU! – Thunder Drums of China, to Blue Suede Shoes – The Ultimate Elvis Experience. (more…)

Idaho State University education professor Counsell co-presents at teacher workshop in Ireland

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 29th, 2010

Idaho State University College of Education assistant professor Shelly Counsell recently co-presented a teacher workshop "Toys, Ramps and Games: Science for Junior and Middle Classes" in Ireland recently with a colleague from East Tennessee State University. (more…)

Idaho State University participates in landmark diabetes study; results of ACCORD will change way diabetes is treated

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 29th, 2010

The results of an eight-year national study involving about 10,000 patients on how to reduce cardiovascular disease risks for people with diabetes, carried out in part at Idaho State University, has major treatment implications.

"The results of the ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study will influence the health of not only Idahoans, but people around the world, for years to come," said Rex Force, Pharm.D., director of the Idaho State University Family Medicine Clinical Research Center and ACCORD study director at ISU. "There are 20 million people in the United States with diabetes and that number is increasing. We really need to know how to best treat these people." (more…)

Idaho State University hosts students from around the world attending nuclear engineering summer school

Posted in Academics by taylandy on the July 26th, 2010

Idaho State University is once again hosting the Modeling, Experimentation and Validation (MeV) Summer School for Nuclear System Simulation and Analysis from July 20 to 29 at University Place in Idaho Falls.

The summer school is sponsored jointly by Idaho State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and has enrolled 45 students from 13 countries, including Sweden, France, China, Taiwan and India.  The faculty is composed of internationally known experts from universities and national laboratories throughout the world. The students are early career engineers. (more…)

Idaho State University to conduct free seminars on concussion and the adolescent athlete July 29-30 in Treasure Valley

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Events, Research by taylandy on the July 23rd, 2010

Learn about concussion and how to assess head injuries in the adolescent athlete at two free seminars instructed by Dr. Caroline Faure, Idaho State University assistant professor of sport science and physical education.

The first seminar is Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, in Meridian.

The second is Friday, July 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the football conference room at Boise State’s Bronco Stadium. (more…)

Idaho State University student Meyer earns Rotary scholarship to University of Thailand

Posted in Academics, Blogroll by taylandy on the July 19th, 2010

Idaho State University’s Stephanie Meyer was chosen by the Rotary District Foundation Scholarship Committee to be the 2011-12 ambassadorial scholar for Disctrict 5400, and is set to study at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  

In addition to the opportunity for international travel, she will receive a scholarship for $26,000. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Mason, Woodworth-Ney accepted to HERS Institutes for women in higher education

Posted in Uncategorized by taylandy on the July 16th, 2010

ISU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Laura Woodworth-Ney and pharmacy Professor Barbara Mason are honing their leadership skills through Higher Education Resource Services or HERS, a prestigious leadership and management program for women in higher education administration. (more…)

Idaho State University youth suicide prevention project to offer free trainings in McCall, Pocatello, Twin Falls

Posted in Events by taylandy on the July 16th, 2010

Registration is now being accepted for Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health youth suicide prevention training in McCall Aug. 16, in Pocatello on Sept. 21 and in Twin Falls Sept. 14.

These trainings are designed to provide the latest scientific information on the warning signs, risk and protective factors for suicide and mental illness, along with practical guidance on how to identify youth at risk for suicide.  Information will assist professionals, community leaders, parents, advocates and all those who care for children and youth. (more…)

Wide web of partners, including Idaho State University, collaborating on National Science Foundation fish genetics research grant

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 15th, 2010

Idaho State University is collaborating with multiple partners near and far, big and little, to develop a method to create a non-lethal genetics test on rainbow trout that has potentially broad scientific and commercial applications.

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Ken Rodnick is a one of three co-principal investigators working on a $600,000 National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Grant. He’s working with Ronald Hardy, director of the University of Idaho’s Aquaculture Research Institute in Hagerman Valley, and John McIver, University of Idaho vice president for research, in Moscow. (more…)

Wanted: Salmon dead and alive – salmon nutrients play vital role in Idaho river ecosystems

Posted in Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the July 13th, 2010

Idaho anglers are thrilled this summer by the large run of Chinook salmon returning to Idaho streams that bring a giant surge of life into the Salmon River system and to the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam.

As of early July, about 120,000 adult Chinook had crossed over Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, the last dam on the Columbia/Snake River system that salmon must cross before entering Idaho waters. This year’s run is more than two-and-one-half times greater than the average Chinook run of the last five years. (more…)

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