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Idaho State University researchers direct study indicating Alaska coast was open as potential human travel corridor 15,000 to 17,000 years ago

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 29th, 2012

A potential corridor along the coast of Alaska for humans to travel down to populate the New World was open and free of ice 1,500 to 2,000 years earlier than what was previous thought, according to a new study completed by Oregon State University and Idaho State University researchers.

"We dated core samples of lakes on Sanak Island, which would have been near the ocean shore at that time, and we determined the coast here was free of ice between 16,000 and 17,000 years ago, about 2,000 years earlier than what was previously thought," said Bruce Finney, ISU biological and geosciences professor. (more…)

American Red Cross emergency shelter at Holt Arena for evacuees of the Charlotte Fire closed

Posted in General, Events, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the June 29th, 2012


The American Red Cross emergency shelter in the Idaho State University Holt Arena for evacuees of the Charlotte Fire in the Mink Creek and Gibson Jack areas was closed at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, announced Stephen Chatterton, director of ISU Public Safety.


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Idaho State University-Meridian group to travel to Uganda with Boise medical team

Posted in General by taylandy on the June 29th, 2012

Judy Thorne, Idaho State University-Meridian's HIV and viral hepatitis educator, will leave Boise July 7 to begin two weeks of medical service at the Nsumba orphanage near Entebbe, Uganda on Lake Victoria.

She is one of five core members of a medical team, led by Boise physician Margaret Doucette. The team is documenting the medical history and health care of approximately 500 children served by the orphanage. Thorne's task is to develop the HIV testing and referral portion of the medical record. (more…)

American Red Cross emergency shelter at Holt Arena for wildfire evacuees to remain open

Posted in General, Events by taylandy on the June 28th, 2012


The American Red Cross emergency shelter in the Idaho State University Holt Arena for evacuees of the Charlotte Fire in the Mink Creek and Gibson Jack areas will remain open until at least 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, announced Stephen Chatterton, director of ISU Public Safety.

Emergency personnel will re-evaluate the need for the shelter at the fire's Emergency Operation Center meeting at 8 p.m. tonight to determine if it will remain open longer. The shelter will remain open as long as there is a need for it. (more…)

Rex Force named associate dean for clinical research for Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research by taylandy on the June 28th, 2012

Rex Force, Pharm.D., has been named the associate dean for clinical research in the Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences and will head ISU's new Idaho Center for Health Research.

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Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center teams with International Isotopes to produce rare cancer-fighting isotope

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 28th, 2012

At the Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) researchers are, metaphorically speaking, turning lead into gold, in this case using the element zinc to produce a medical isotope of copper that will be a two-edged weapon for fighting cancer. It can be used both for therapy and diagnosis.

The medical isotope Copper-67 produced at the IAC has the potential to treat people now suffering from a variety of cancers including non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well as bladder, colorectal and ovarian cancers, said Jon Stoner, Idaho Accelerator Research Consultant. (more…)

Idaho State University to offer first nursing doctoral program in Idaho

Posted in General, People, Academics, Research, Featured by taylandy on the June 27th, 2012

The Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences has broken new ground again, this time by offering a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing through the ISU School of Nursing beginning in January 2013.

The program was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education at its June meeting in Idaho Falls. (more…)

Idaho State University Alumni Association to present Steve Eaton concert July 21 in Boise

Posted in General, People, Events, Performing Arts, Featured, ISU-Boise by taylandy on the June 22nd, 2012

Enjoy the music of singer/songwriter Steve Eaton  and help feed Idaho’s hungry during  "An Evening with Steve Eaton," Saturday, July 21, presented by the Idaho State University Alumni Association.

The concert is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.  Gates open at 5 p.m. (more…)

Idaho State University Oboler Library exhibits art by Linda Wolfe, printmaker and visual artist

Posted in General, People, Events, Exhibits by taylandy on the June 21st, 2012

Linda Wolfe, a local a printmaker and visual artist, is displaying her work in the Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library Art Gallery through August.            (more…)

Idaho State University rated fifth safest by national website Collegesafe

Posted in General, Featured by taylandy on the June 20th, 2012

Again Idaho State University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the nation, this time by Collegesafe website, which touts ISU as the fifth safest campus in the nation.

"This university of 15,000 located in small Pocatello, Idaho, is known as the smile capital of the world," the website states. "It has to be safe place then right? Idaho State is a perennial safe school that is on the list year after year." (more…)

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