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DOE awards Idaho State University’s Burgett $2 million for developing advanced radiation detectors, measuring fuel inside reactors

Posted in Academics, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 10th, 2011

The Department of Energy has awarded two grants totaling about $2 million to Idaho State University's Eric Burgett to develop advanced radiation detectors and measure fuel inside nuclear reactors.

This week the DOE announced it awarded $39 million to 51 projects at universities to bolster nuclear research and development; ISU received 5 percent of that total.

"This is huge for our nuclear engineering program and a credit to Eric that he is on the leading edge of radiation and nuclear research in two different areas," said George Imel, dean of the ISU College of Science and Engineering. "It speaks well for the entire university." (more…)

Idaho State University’s new doctoral experimental psychology program is only one of its type in Idaho; students start this fall

Posted in Academics, Featured by taylandy on the August 10th, 2011

Idaho State University's new doctoral experimental psychology program, the only program of its type in Idaho, will accept its first three students this fall.

"The new program is good for the University and for our department, because it increases the research profile of both," said Maria Wong, associate professor of psychology and program director. "Any time you get Ph.D. students who receive intense research training, it helps with the productivity of both the faculty and students. Students will be actively conducting research studies, writing research papers, and helping with grant applications." (more…)

2011-12 ‘A Season of Note’ series announced; Roger Williams concert highlights season, tickets go on sale Aug. 12

Posted in Blogroll, Events, Featured, Performing Arts by taylandy on the August 8th, 2011

Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment productions in the 2011-12 "A Season of Note" series, including a piano concert on Oct. 1 by celebrated ISU alum Roger Williams during homecoming.

"Once again, we are presenting a wide variety of programs for out patrons to enjoy," said George Casper, ISU director of events. "This is a strong series overall, but we're particularly excited about the Roger Williams concert. This is a 'must see' historic event." (more…)

Female moose moans provoke bull fights; females have more choice in picking mates, concludes Idaho State University study

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the August 3rd, 2011

 "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

–From Hamlet (III, ii, 239)

POCATELLO – The line from Shakespeare quoted above might be something certain Alaskan bull moose would want to say after getting attacked by a dominant bull following female moose uttering protest moans.

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer and colleagues have documented that vocalizations by female moose can incite aggression among males. (more…)

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