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Five Idaho State University faculty members honored with 2013 Outstanding Researcher Awards

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the April 15th, 2013

Five Idaho State University faculty members have received 2013 Outstanding Researcher awards and will be honored at a reception on April 24.

One will receive the 2013 ISU Distinguished Researcher Award to be announced at the reception.

Receiving ISU Outstanding Researcher awards are Bruce Finney, professor of biological sciences; Rex W. Force, associate dean for clinical research in the Division of Health Sciences; Thom Hasenpflug, associate professor of percussion and chair and director of performing arts; Timothy S. Magnuson, associate professor of biological sciences; and Michael A. Thomas, associate professor of biological sciences. (more…)

Idaho State University researcher Kelchner helps solve 5,000-year-old mystery: team deciphers the Bamboo family tree

Posted in General, People, Research, Featured by taylandy on the April 10th, 2013

For more than 5,000 years, people have studied bamboo: its uses, growth forms, unusual flowering cycles, and its relationship to other plant groups.

Until now, the relationships among the major lineages of bamboos, called "tribes," were not known with any certainty. But a new paper in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals the ancient story of bamboo using DNA analysis and provides the most convincing evidence to date of their long evolutionary history. (more…)

Idaho State University 2013 Outstanding Student Award recipients announced

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Performing Arts, Research, Featured by taylandy on the April 5th, 2013

Idaho State University and the ISU Alumni Association proudly announce the 2013 Outstanding Student Award recipients who will be honored at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11, in Holt Arena.                       

The 12 Outstanding Student Awards are presented to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have epitomized ISU's outstanding student body.  Students receiving these prestigious awards exhibit a readiness to graduate, high academic achievement, above-average dedication to academic and professional goals and involvement in professional societies. Work experience and community service are also considered.

The Outstanding Student Award recipients will be honored at a reception April 19 in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian’s Russell Spearman honored for traumatic brain injury research

Posted in General, People, Research by taylandy on the April 3rd, 2013
Idaho State University-Meridian's Russell Spearman has received a 2013 Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program Award for his work with TBI survivors and their families. (more…)

Idaho State University professor Ramsdell co-authors article exploring evolution of human language

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

Idaho State University speech-language pathologist Heather L. Ramsdell and colleagues from several universities have published an article that offers clues to the first steps in the evolution of human language. 

The article, titled "Functional Flexibility of Infant Vocalization and the Emergence of Language," is available April 1 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world.  (more…)

Idaho State University Office of Research announces restructure; will offer increased support for researchers, economic development

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the April 1st, 2013

The Idaho State University Office of Research has been restructured to better accommodate and support researchers and to promote the economic benefit of that research. (more…)

Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering bolsters research profile with three new hires

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the March 21st, 2013


Three scientists— Kathleen Lohse, Sarah Godsey and Donna Delparte— recently joined departments within Idaho State University's College of Science and Engineering in Pocatello. (more…)

Idaho State University scientist Richard Brey elected to serve on National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the March 18th, 2013

Idaho State University's Richard Brey, chair of the ISU Department of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics, has this month been elected to the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements.

This council has a great deal of responsibility for establishing U.S. standards of best practice in radiation. (more…)

Students get a jump on biomedical research, thanks to Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy professor

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the March 18th, 2013

Niki Peters peers at the intricate web of ribbon-shaped lines and chains rotating across her computer screen in a pharmacy research laboratory at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center.

Thanks to a sophisticated molecular visualization program called VMD, Peters is able to construct a movie, simulating in 3D how nicotine binds with protein receptors in the human brain. (more…)

Gov. Otter, Mayors Blad and England proclaim March 17-23 Idaho State University Week

Posted in General, People, Academics, Events, Performing Arts, Exhibits, Research, Featured by taylandy on the March 14th, 2013

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Steven England have written proclamations proclaiming that March 17-23 is Idaho State University Week. (more…)

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