University of Idaho http://kplu.org en U-Idaho Cracks Down on Low GPAs, Frat Parties http://kplu.org/post/u-idaho-cracks-down-low-gpas-frat-parties <p>The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking.</p><p>The announcement from the university in Moscow comes on the heels of a similar set of measures proposed just across the border at Washington State University in Pullman.</p><p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9659 at http://kplu.org Opium U? University of Idaho gets big collection of opium pipes http://kplu.org/post/opium-u-university-idaho-gets-big-collection-opium-pipes MOSCOW, Idaho - The "world's most comprehensive collection" of opium smoking paraphernalia has a new home; it's at the University of Idaho. A writer and collector, originally from San Diego, donated the exquisite antiques.<p>It's taking weeks to carefully unpack and catalogue all the opium smoking implements and accessories. Collector Steven Martin estimates he donated at least 1,000 pieces... ceramic opium pipe bowls, ornamented heating lamps, traveling kits, scrapers, old photographs and mug shots.<p>Martin is working together with University of Idaho curator Priscilla Wegars. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:08:14 +0000 Tom Banse 6485 at http://kplu.org Opium U? University of Idaho gets big collection of opium pipes Federal grant money supports critical transportation studies http://kplu.org/post/federal-grant-money-supports-critical-transportation-studies <p>Grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund ongoing studies looking at critical transportation issues in the Northwest.</p><p>Transportation issues affect all of us, whether it&rsquo;s simply wondering why that red traffic light is blinking, or wondering why the commuter traffic is jammed up again. It&rsquo;s these kinds of issues, both national and regional in scope, which will be addressed by universities around the Northwest with the help of grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:52:24 +0000 Glenn Mosley 4249 at http://kplu.org Agriculture industry 'Tremendous Force' in Idaho economy http://kplu.org/post/agriculture-industry-tremendous-force-idaho-economy <p>Agriculture is a tremendous force in shaping the Idaho economy, according to John Hammel, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho. Hammel told state budget writers Wednesday that the industry&rsquo;s strength comes from its diversity.</p><p>&ldquo;It is tremendously diverse, with over 150 commodities grown statewide, and has a growing livestock sector, which is led by dairy production. This diversity minimizes the impact to Idaho from a downturn in any particular agricultural sector,&rdquo; says Hammel.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:27:48 +0000 Glenn Mosley 3930 at http://kplu.org Judge upholds gun ban at UI http://kplu.org/post/judge-upholds-gun-ban-ui <p>A state judge has ruled in favor of the University of Idaho in a lawsuit filed challenging the university&#39;s guns on-campus policy.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed in January by Aaron Tribble, a law student at the UI, who was challenging the university&#39;s restrictions against firearms in university housing. The policy does not allow loaded weapons, including conceal carry, on campus.</p><p>Tribble argued that the ban on firearms infringed on his constitutional rights.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:02:59 +0000 Glenn Mosley 3410 at http://kplu.org University of Idaho releases safety report from independent panel http://kplu.org/post/university-idaho-releases-safety-report-independent-panel <p>The independent panel investigating safety and security policies at the University of Idaho in the wake of the murder of graduate student Katy Benoit in August says the university&rsquo;s plans in those areas are comprehensive.</p><p>The panel was convened by UI President Duane Nellis to review the university&rsquo;s safety and security policies as they relate to the safety of students, faculty, and staff. The panel has found that the university&rsquo;s policies are complete and comprehensive but is making several suggestions.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:34:47 +0000 Glenn Mosley 3307 at http://kplu.org Zombies: Using pop culture's fascination as a teaching tool http://kplu.org/post/zombies-using-pop-cultures-fascination-teaching-tool <p>Educators around the country are tapping into the interest in zombies in popular culture as a means to reach students. One such place using the teaching tool is the University of Idaho.</p><p>Last week on the UI&#39;s Moscow campus there was a public lecture called &quot;Zombies and International Politics.&quot; It was delivered by Tufts University professor Dan Drezner, who says zombies work as a metaphor for current global concerns.</p><p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:44:48 +0000 Glenn Mosley 3140 at http://kplu.org Zombies: Using pop culture's fascination as a teaching tool 911 call released in murder of UI graduate student; memorials planned http://kplu.org/post/911-call-released-murder-ui-graduate-student-memorials-planned <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983552.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983552.mp3</a></p><p>Friends and family of University of Idaho graduate student Kathryn Benoit, who was killed Monday night in Moscow, are planning memorial observances, as the investigation into her death continues.</p><p>When the 22 year old Benoit was killed by multiple gunshots outside her residence in Moscow Monday night, her roommates called 911:</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:05:27 +0000 Northwest News Network 2432 at http://kplu.org