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ISU alum Rafi Ahmed to receive 2017 Robert Koch Award for pioneering studies on immunological memory

POCATELLO—Idaho State University alum Rafi Ahmed will receive the 2017 Robert Koch Award on November 3 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. Ahmed will also be receiving 120,000 euros, approximately $135,379, in prize money.

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ISU physics Professor Ed Tatar working on mega-science neutrino experiment; groundbreaking set July 21

POCATELLO – Idaho State University physics Professor Ed Tatar and his students are participating in a global mega-science experiment involving 1,000 other researchers from 30 countries who are studying neutrinos, which are subatomic particles with most unusual properties.

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News Bites

ISU College of Business students, faculty recognized in letter to senator for helping Pearlhill Technologies in Idaho Falls secure SBIR grants

POCATELLO – In June, Bamidele Omotowa, president of Pearlhill Technologies in Idaho Falls, sent a letter to Idaho Sen. James E Risch, in which he expressed thanks to the Idaho Falls Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Idaho State University for the assistance they gave which resulted in more than $1 million of grant money being awarded to Pearlhill Technologies.

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ISU graduate student Gentry Titus named July CPI of the Month for work in The Bengal Lab

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Gentry Titus, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science degree in medical lab sciences, has been named the ISU Career Path Intern (CPI) of the Month for July.

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Idaho State University student Tami Musante becomes Idaho National Laboratory’s first ISU Career Path Intern

POCATELLO – An Idaho State University Career Path Internship assignment at the Idaho National Laboratory opened up a door to a new career for ISU student Tami Musante, who had an internship there this spring that turned into a job this summer.

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ISU art student Tessa Fielding exhibits at Oboler Library

POCATELLO – The Oboler Library at Idaho State University is featuring a new exhibition of works on paper by Idaho native Tessa Fielding through September.

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Idaho State University alumnus Spencer Lifferth helps create new company, Motes Audio

POCATELLO – Idaho State University graduate Spencer Lifferth and the company Motes Audio have launched Kadence headphones, the first headphones specifically designed with the needs of school-age children in mind.

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Faculty/Staff Updates

ISU undergrad Jeremy Starkey, a MILES and MURI researcher, is working with beetles to improve ecosystems

POCATELLO – Jeremy Starkey, an undergraduate researcher in the Idaho State University Department of Biology Sciences, has been researching how the Carrion Beetle has a connection to the development of more nutrient-rich soil.

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ISU Professor Emeritus Beverly Klug publishes new book ‘Riding on the Sun: Surviving and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)'

POCATELLO – Idaho State University College of Education Professor Emerita Beverly Klug has published a new book “Riding on the Sun: Surviving and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)” that is a chronicle of her recovery following a traffic accident.

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Emily Jahsman Speaks At Conference

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Events

Idaho State University TRiO banquet July 26 to recognize its summer scholars

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University TRiO, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science programs will celebrate their students’ successes at a banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. July 26 in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

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MyVA Rural Veterans Community Forum set Aug. 2 at Idaho State University

POCATELLO – The MyVA Rural Veterans Community Forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Ballroom in Pocatello.

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Phrozen Physics Demonstration Set Aug. 5

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ISU Office of Alumni Relations to sponsor Alumni Night at the Museum July 31

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Alumni Association will host Alumni Night at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. that features free admission to the museum and a picnic.

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