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Idaho State University receives $220,000 NSF grant to research Nevada meteor impact site, reach out to educators, students

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the October 6th, 2010

Idaho State University researchers are attempting to connect prep students and teachers in Idaho, Nevada and Utah with the Alamo meteor that struck the ocean 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas 380 million years ago.

When the "Alamo Impact" occurred, Las Vegas was located south of the equator in the tropics near the western shoreline of the Pacific Ocean. What is now a landlocked desert in the Great Basin was a marine environment that has its history recorded in limestone rock, according to Idaho State University’s geosciences professor Leif Tapanila. (more…)

Idaho State University Indian Night 2010 set Oct. 9

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the October 5th, 2010

The Idaho State University Association of Indian Students will host Indian Night on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)

Idaho State University debate ranked in top 20 in the nation

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured by taylandy on the October 5th, 2010

Idaho State University's James M. and Sharon Rupp Debate team continues many years of impressive results in the national standings and is currently ranking 14th in total points this season.

A recent coaches poll places ISU’s top team of Matea Ivanovich and Tony Johnson at 18th in the nation. (more…)

ISU Library exhibits art by Georgia Orwick through Nov. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the October 5th, 2010

Orwick’s “Honoring the Ancients” is a series of paintings inspired by the exploration of ancient rock art sites in the rugged sierras of Baja, Mexico and well as sites in North America. Her watercolor, mixed media and pastel paintings will be on exhibit in the current display area of the Idaho State University’s Eli M. Oboler Library through Friday, Nov. 12. (more…)

ISU Anderson Center, Family Service Alliance to present seventh annual ‘Walk A Mile in Her Shoes’ in Pocatello Oct. 6, Idaho Falls Oct. 7

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the October 5th, 2010

The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center, Associated Students of ISU and the Family Service Alliance has announced that the seventh annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" fundraiser in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held Oct. 6 in Pocatello and Oct. 7 in Idaho Falls.

The Wednesday, Oct. 6, Pocatello walk will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hutchinson Quadrangle on the Pocatello campus.

The Thursday, Oct. 7, Idaho Falls walk be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bennion Student Union at University Place. (more…)

Idaho State University Ph.D. student Ryan Long receives prestigious EPA STAR Fellowship

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the October 5th, 2010

Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student Ryan Long has been awarded a prestigious Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Research.

Long is completing his doctoral dissertation project comparing the influence of the thermal environment on behavior and fitness of elk in a forested ecosystem versus an arid desert ecosystem.

"The study has some pretty strong climate change implications," Long said, "which is probably one of the big things that appealed to the EPA. My project has the potential to provide important insights into the effects of climate change on large mammals." (more…)

Idaho State University to get new, state-of-the-art biochemistry laboratory

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the October 4th, 2010

Idaho State University will boast a brand new biochemistry laboratory – to the benefit of students in a wide variety of disciplines – thanks to a $396,000 federal appropriation from the U.S. Health Resources Administration (HRSA).

"With this new biochemistry laboratory, we're moving from being behind other regional universities' quality of labs, to being equal to the best and better than most," said Robert Holman, ISU chemistry professor and one of the program directors/principal investigator of the project. "We will be greatly expanding the scope and scale of the instruments our students and faculty use, and we will have triple the laboratory space." (more…)

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