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Working Women Business Symposium at Idaho State University Oct. 10 encourages economic development

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the October 7th, 2013

The Pocatello Small Business Development Center (SBDC) understands the importance of women’s contributions to the local economy. Each year, the Center offers the low-cost Working Women Business Symposium.

"Our goal is to provide inspiration, education and networking for local business women. We want to see more successful businesswomen in our community," said SBDC consultant Ann Swanson. (more…)

Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Experience Night set for Oct. 15

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the October 7th, 2013
MERIDIAN – Freshman Alissia Draper entered Idaho State University this fall with a new iPad in hand, and she has her mom to thank.

Alissia won the iPad at last year's ISU-Meridian Health Science Experience Night, which is an annual event offered to introduce Treasure Valley high school and college transfer students to ISU health science programs. (more…)

Wall Street Journal writes about Idaho State University management professor’s study on loudmouths in groups

Posted in General, People, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

A study about the effects of "loudmouths" in groups, conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and the University of Utah, was recently discussed in an article by the Wall Street Journal. Alex Bolinger, assistant professor in the Department of Management, worked with his former dissertation adviser from the University of Utah, Bryan Bonner, on the study titled "Separating the Confident from the Correct." (more…)

Idaho State University researchers study spread of invasive Russian Olive tree; may cause nutrient pollution and nonnative species “meltdown” in western streams

Posted in General, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the October 4th, 2013

Idaho State University’s Deep Creek study site before (1970, top) and after (2006, bottom) invasion by Russian olive. Photo credits: G. Wayne Minshall (1970), Colden Baxter (2006)."The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!"

Wait, they're already here and are present in astounding numbers throughout the western United States posing vexing questions for researchers, land users and resource managers.

The Russians referred to here are Russian Olive trees – so prevalent in Western States that many people do not realize they are a non-native, invasive species. Over the last 50 years they have escaped from their use as an ornamental tree and in plantings aimed at control of erosion. They have become the second most abundant tree on western streamside areas, second only to another non-native, invasive tree, the Tamarisk or Saltcedar, which is more common in the southwestern states. (more…)

Idaho State University’s Wong lands $1.62 million NIH grant to investigate link between sleep problems in youth and later substance abuse

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

A new study that will be carried out at Idaho State University over the next five years will help researchers further understand the link between sleep problems in youths and later substance abuse and high-risk behavior.

"If we can clarify the relationship between sleep problems and later substance abuse and other high-risk behavior it will help with the development of prevention programs and effective treatments for those behaviors," said Maria Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the ISU Department of Psychology. (more…)

Idaho State University Professor Thomas probes question ‘Can genetic engineering be used to help endangered species?’

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the September 27th, 2013

Weighing the pros and cons of using genetic engineering to help save endangered species is explored by Idaho State University Professor Michael Thomas and colleagues in article appearing in the Sept. 26 edition of the journal Nature. (more…)

Idaho State University among regional 13-university partnership led by UNLV to put ‘bench-to-bedside’ research into practice

Posted in General, Research, Featured by taylandy on the September 19th, 2013

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) announced a five-year, $20.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a health research network of 13 universities across the Mountain West, including Idaho State University.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will partner on the grant that was announced on Sept. 18. 

The Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) will expand the capacity of partner institutions across seven states to put clinical research into practice to address regional health concerns including access to care, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular and infectious diseases.

Rex Force, PharmD, associate dean for clinical research for the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Idaho Center for Health Research, said he is excited about the grant and what it means for ISU and the residents of Idaho. (more…)

Idaho State University beautification projects underway throughout Pocatello campus

Posted in General, People, Featured by taylandy on the September 19th, 2013

Idaho State University has completed many landscaping updates over the summer, and more to come, as a part of a series of beautification projects through donations from Jack and Mary Wheatley. (more…)

Idaho State University International Night celebration, dinner returns Sept. 28 to Pond Student Union

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured by taylandy on the September 17th, 2013

Idaho State University's International Student Association will host International Night on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. (more…)

Idaho State University Homecoming award recipients announced; Alumni Recognition Dinner set Oct. 4

Posted in General, People, Events, Featured by taylandy on the September 16th, 2013

Idaho State University will honor current faculty, alumni and supporters with awards during 2013 Homecoming.

Recipients will be honored at the President's Alumni Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the dinner. Those wishing to attend should contact the ISU Alumni Office at (208) 282-3755 or e-mail The cost is $40 per person.

Award winners are: (more…)

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