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Transportation Engineering Summer Camp at Idaho State University June 10-21; applications due May 29

Posted in General, Academics, Events by taylandy on the May 23rd, 2013

The Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is holding a two-week non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program from June 10 to June 21 for seventh- and eighth-grade middle school students.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (more…)

Idaho State University geosciences Professor Benjamin Crosby lands Fulbright Scholar Award to work in Concepcion, Chile

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the May 23rd, 2013

Idaho State University geosciences Associate Professor Benjamin Crosby is heading about 6,000 miles south to Concepción, Chile, where he will serve as a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad de Concepción and do research to assess the impact of hydroelectric dams in Chile. (more…)

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo to speak at Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Summit at Idaho State University May 28

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the May 21st, 2013

As many as 35,000 Idahoans are living with a severe traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and medical professionals and health educators want to do something about it.

They're holding an Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury Summit on Tuesday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1002 Sam Nixon Ave., in Pocatello. The Summit, which is free and open to the public, will focus on assistance for Idaho residents who have experienced a TBI and their families in addition to health education and prevention policies. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian confers record number of degrees at May commencement; Elizabeth Thompson selected top Student Excellence honoree

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the May 15th, 2013
Doctor of Pharmacy graduate Elizabeth Sultania Thompson was named Idaho State University-Meridian's top Student Excellence honoree at commencement exercises May 13 at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise.

"I had an opportunity to meet all of the nominees and they were fantastic," she said, adding she was surprised when she heard her name announced. (more…)

Two Idaho State University anthropology students land internships with Smithsonian museums this summer

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the May 14th, 2013

"I would live in a cardboard box if I could work at the Smithsonian (museums in Washington, D.C.)," said Jennifer Hernandez, an Idaho State University senior anthropology major with an emphasis in archeology, who graduated from Idaho Falls High School. "I still can't believe that I'm getting an internship with a stipend to go work there this summer." (more…)

Idaho State University Theatre and Dance to present world premiere of contemporary opera in Pocatello then California

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the May 13th, 2013

The world premiere of "Double Blind Sided," a contemporary opera inspired, in part, by Franz Kafka's "The Trial" and Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 22-25 in the Rogers Black Box Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. A post-performance panel discussion with the composer, librettist and directors will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23. (more…)

Idaho State University Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate Danson Hall took advantage of ‘extras’

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the May 10th, 2013

Take advantage of the extra opportunities at Idaho State University.

That's the advice from Danson Hall who will walk at ISU's 2013 Commencement to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Hall, 27, who graduated from Blackfoot High School, followed her own advice earning both her doctoral and undergraduate degrees from ISU. (more…)

Nontraditional student Brandalin Barnes succeeds at heading back to school at Idaho State University

Posted in General, People, Academics by taylandy on the May 10th, 2013

Brandalin Barnes of Chubbuck has found herself doing homework at her daughter's volleyball games and reviewing note cards at her son’s basketball games while preparing for finals at Idaho State University this spring. (more…)

Idaho State University confers 2,476 degrees, certificates at 2013 Commencement on May 11

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2013

A total of 2,364 graduates received 2,476 degrees and certificates during Idaho State University's spring commencement ceremonies on May 11 in Holt Arena.

One hundred six students received multiple certificates and/or degrees. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy researchers working on better drugs to fight cancer

Posted in General, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the May 3rd, 2013

Idaho State University-Meridian graduate assistant, Nicole Frank, is conducting research to understand the relationship between chemotherapy drugs and the toxicity they cause.

Frank, a microbiologist working on her Ph.D. in pharmacology, is helping Gem Pharmaceuticals, LLC of Birmingham, Ala., determine why a potential cancer drug currently in clinical trials appears to be less toxic than the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which is widely used to treat a variety of cancers but can lead to heart failure after long-term use. (more…)

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