Idaho Conference on Health Care Oct. 29 features Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, family therapy workshop
The 23rd annual Idaho Conference on Health Care on Oct. 29 will feature two events, the third annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, which is free and open to the public, and a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Workshop that offers professionals continuing education credit.
The conference's main sponsor is the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences. (more…)
Idaho State University’s student newspaper The Bengal will feature a new online edition by Monday, Oct. 4.
"We are working on finishing our new and updated website (www.isubengal.com) so that it can go live as soon as possible," said Princess Young, The Bengal's Editor-in-Chief. "We were planning on making it live on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and even publicized it as such in our print edition of The Bengal, but we ran into some technical problems. We have been building our site with a company that is located in New York so we've been in close contact with them this week and are working on the issues now. The website will go live during the day on Monday, Oct. 4." (more…)
The Idaho State University Geomatics Technology program recently received a donation of Global Positioning equipment from GeoLine, Inc., of Boise for establishing a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) at the ISU Meridian Campus. (more…)
Idaho State University researchers study newly discovered earthquake fault in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains
While looking at a highly detailed new topographic image of Idaho’s Sawtooth Range, Idaho State University geosciences professor Glenn Thackray had an "eureka moment" when he discovered a previously unknown active earthquake fault about 65 miles, as the crow flies, from Boise.
ISU researchers estimate the fault has been active twice in the last 10,000 years, about 4,100 and 7,000 years ago. (more…)
In conjunction with American Pharmacist Month, the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff will provide flu vaccinations, free of charge, to the first 50 guests who register for adult flu shots during the Pharmacy Open House, slated for Friday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the College of Pharmacy, 970 S. Fifth Ave.
These shots are a $30 value. Once the 50 free vaccines have been used, Sav-on Pharmacy will provide additional shots for $20. H1N1, or swine flu immunization is part of the seasonal flu shot this year. Those with ISU health insurance can receive the seasonal immunization, at no deductable cost from their local pharmacy. (more…)
The Idaho State University Pond Student Union Transition Gallery will present “The Art of Illusion,” multimedia works by Anne Merkley and Stan Gates Oct. 4-27 and hold an opening reception for the exhibit on Monday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.
All art is an illusion, the representation of some greater reality in a two- or three- dimensional form. Anthropology, psychology and religion teach us that throughout the evolutionary development of humankind, creativity, thought and symbolism have been of paramount importance to our survival. (more…)
Idaho State University awarded $1 million NSF grant; ISU, Canadian Museum of Civilization team up on online, virtual laboratory
Efforts by Idaho State University and Canadian Museum of Civilization researchers to further create an online, interactive, virtual museum of northern animal bones have been bolstered by a $1,029,232 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
"We are building on the success of our pilot project," said grant principal investigator Herbert Maschner, ISU anthropology research professor, director of the ISU Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy and interim director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History. "This new National Science Foundation grant will result in a ground-breaking website that will provide the tools necessary to assist more efficient, accurate, and cost-effective analyses of arctic animals by researchers around the world." (more…)
Idaho State University to host USA Science Festival Oct. 23; deadline for entering hands-on science booth is Oct. 1
Idaho State University's Pocatello campus is hosting the 2010 Idaho Science and Engineering Festival on Oct 23 and is looking for additional groups to host scientific demonstration booths. The deadline for booth applications is Oct. 1.
The Idaho festival is a satellite event that corresponds with the inaugural national USA Science and Engineering Festival being held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10-24. The national festival ends with a two-day Expo on the Mall, which will feature 1,500 booths with hands-on activities from more than 500 organizations. There are also concurrent satellite science/engineering festivals taking place throughout the United States, but ISU’s festival is the only one scheduled in the Intermountain West. (more…)