[Vision2020] The UI Friday Letter for September 28, 2007
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 28 06:20:59 PDT 2007
Copied and pasted below is the UI Friday Letter from UI President Tim White
for September 28, 2007.
University of Idaho
Office of the President
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3151
The Friday Letter
A Newsletter for University of Idaho Alumni and Friends September 28, 2007
Professor of Geology Dennis Geist loves working on complex problems, even if
they're located under water. Dennis is spending part of his sabbatical leave
this semester onboard a research vessel as part of a team studying numerous
volcanic cones on the seafloor in the Hawaiian Island chain.
The research team is using sophisticated technology to create a detailed
topographical map of the seafloor and identify young lava flows. The
National Science Foundation is funding the research, but the team's work is
not just geared toward advanced scientific researchers. Professor Geist
wants everyone to get excited about this kind of expedition and welcomes
questions from Idaho's public school students during the expedition.
Students and teachers can e-mail questions to the researchers at
expeditions at soest.hawaii.edu and track the team's research online at:
The university also will be connecting with a group of high school students
next week during the inaugural President's Sustainability Symposium,
"Carbon, Climate and the Environment" (if you haven't already, read more and
consider joining us: http://www.uidaho.edu/sustainability). A group of 12
students from the alternative high school in St. Maries have selected global
warming as their course research project, and will attend the public
presentations starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 1, in the Student Union
The University of Idaho prides itself on its many leading attributes, such
as providing a transformational learning experience for our students and
reaching out to excite the imaginations of hundreds of Idaho youth each year
through experiences like these.
Here's some of the latest news from the University of Idaho:
The Eighth Annual Distinguished American Indian Speakers Series features
keynote presenter and demonstrator Jenny Williams on Wednesday, October 3,
at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Williams spotlights the
tradition of cornhusk weaving that was almost lost by the middle of the 20th
century. She was born and raised on the Nez Perce reservation, where she
taught herself this cultural art form. She has been weaving for more than 15
years and has studied with master weavers from around the Northwest.
For more information about Williams and corn husk weaving, visit:
Rachel Nugent, senior health program associate of the Center for Global
Development in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at the first
Martin Forum of the fall semester. She will address global health needs and
policy. Open to the public, the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
October 4 in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Nugent also manages CGD
programs on Population and Economic Development.
The University of Idaho Resident Hall Association hosted a blood drive on
September 4, in partnership with the Inland Norwest Blood Center (INBC).
Thirty-seven university participants gave the "gift of life" to as many as
111 patients by donating a pint of blood that day. INBC thanks our community
for its support; the University of Idaho has helped assure "that our
patients will have the life saving products they need, whenever and wherever
they need them."
Don W. '54 and Gerry '48 Castellaw of Moscow are creating a $200,000 endowed
scholarship for students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Don and Gerry had a successful agricultural and seed protectant business
that included customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Donald W. and
Gerry E. Castellaw Agricultural and Life Sciences Scholarship Endowment will
provide two significant scholarships for students at the University of
Idaho. "We wanted to provide a meaningful scholarship for students and honor
the institution that provided us with our education," says Don. The
scholarship will be divided between students in the professional phase of
the coordinated program in dietetics and students in the agroecology,
horticulture and environmental quality program. To learn more about giving
to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, contact Mary Hasenoehrl at
(208) 885-6681, mhaseno at uidaho.edu.
Seeya round town, Moscow.
Came a tribe from the north brave and bold . . .
"Here We Have Idaho"
"I-D-A-H-O Idaho Idaho Go Go Go"
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