ISU Headlines » 2012 » July

Public Radio show defers to Charlotte Fire recovery efforts; ‘Whad’Ya Know’ show in Pocatello cancelled

Posted in Events, Performing Arts by taylandy on the July 13th, 2012

The live broadcast of a public radio variety show scheduled for July 27 at Idaho State University has been cancelled so Southeast Idahoans can continue to focus on Charlotte Fire recovery efforts.

Michael Feldman, the host of "Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know,” produced weekly by Wisconsin Public Radio, announced the cancellation yesterday, July12. (more…)

Idaho State University saves $3.2 million issuing tax-exempt bonds

Posted in Featured by taylandy on the July 13th, 2012

Similar to a homeowner refinancing his or her housing loan, Idaho State University has refinanced some if its debt and has issued $27.5 million in Tax-Exempt, General Revenue Refunding Bonds in July, a move that will save the University millions of dollars. (more…)

Idaho Museum of Natural History partners with Smithsonian Institution in new affiliation, research projects

Posted in Academics, Events, Exhibits, Featured by taylandy on the July 12th, 2012

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University has announced a new affiliation and new cooperative research ventures with the Smithsonian Institution.

"This is a great opportunity for Idaho," said Herbert Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History. "We're the only museum in the state with a Smithsonian Affiliation, and one of the few in the Intermountain West." (more…)

Idaho State University research scientist David Peterson uncovers secrets about ancient Russian gold

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 11th, 2012

Using a powerful scanning electron microscope at the Idaho State University Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS), ISU anthropologist and research scientist David Peterson is helping shed light on the making of gold by nomadic horsemen nearly 4,000 years ago on the Eurasian steppe grasslands of present-day Russia.

About 1850-1700 B.C. at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age in Russia's Middle Volga River Region, herders began to settle in small villages and buried their dead in burial mounds known as kurgans. Kurgan is a Russian term borrowed from Turkish that refers to elaborate prehistoric mound cemeteries with graves that often included metalwork, chariots, and human and animal sacrifices. (more…)

Idaho State University doctoral candidate Ryan Long awarded American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship

Posted in Blogroll, Featured, Research by taylandy on the July 11th, 2012

Ryan A. Long, a Ph.D. candidate in the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences, was recently awarded the American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship at its 92nd Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada.

The fellowship is the highest honor the society bestows upon a graduate student. It includes a $15,000 prize and a gift of numerous scientific books and other publications. (more…)

Midlife Madness Workshop for women over 50 set Aug. 16-18 at Idaho State University

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the July 10th, 2012

Midlife Madness, a three-day healthy lifestyles workshop designed for women over 50, is being hosted by the Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center and is funded in part by the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women. (more…)

Idaho State University Counseling Department, Counseling and Testing Center offer free counseling to community members for coping with Charlotte Fire

Posted in Blogroll by taylandy on the July 10th, 2012

The Idaho State University Department of Counseling's Pocatello Counseling Clinic and the ISU Counseling and Testing Center will offer free counseling to any individual or family wanting support as they cope with loss and trauma caused by the Charlotte Fire.

The ISU Pocatello Counseling Clinic is located on the seventh floor of Garrison Hall on the ISU campus. The clinic phone number is 240-1609.

The ISU Testing and Counseling Center is located in Room 351 of Graveley Hall and its phone number is 282-2130.

###

Idaho State University Chamber Choir tours Europe

Posted in Academics, Performing Arts by taylandy on the July 10th, 2012

Members of the Idaho State University Chamber Choir completed a two-week singing tour in Europe this summer.

The majority of the tour was spent in Italy, where the choral group performed at other concerts, masses and recitals in Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca and Venice. (more…)

ISU Idaho Accelerator Center activities in South Korea highlight its international expertise in weapons detection

Posted in Academics, Blogroll, Research by taylandy on the July 9th, 2012

Recent collaborations between the South Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and the Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center underscore how, over the last 15 to 20 years, the IAC has become the "world’s go-to" facility for experts around the world who want to use atomic accelerators for the non-destructive detection of contraband.

"The Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute is trying to get into the business of developing accelerators for contraband detection," said Frank Harmon, senior scientist and former director of the IAC. “During the last year, South Korean scientists have been visiting our facilities and we’ve been sending our personnel over there.” (more…)

Idaho State University creates ISU Charlotte Fire Task Force to assist those affected by Charlotte Fire

Posted in Blogroll, Events by taylandy on the July 3rd, 2012

Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas has announced ISU has formed the ISU Charlotte Fire Task Force to continue offering support to members of the ISU community and greater Pocatello community affected by the Charlotte Fire.

"I am proud of the way ISU stepped up to help the community initially deal with this catastrophe," Vailas said. "We will continue to support the greater Pocatello community in any way we can to help heal from these tragic fires." (more…)

« Previous Page