University of Idaho geography professor Von Walden was among a group of scientists who were witness to a historic ice melt in Greenland last July.
What Von Walden and his fellow scientists saw in Greenland last summer—a weather event that resulted in 97 percent of Greenland’s Ice Sheet rising to temperatures above the freezing point—doesn’t happen every day. “It’s really a remarkable event. The last time that the surface snow melted at this location was 1889.”
University of Idaho President Duane Nellis has officially been named president of Texas Tech State University. He was approved by the TTU Board of Regents today.
On the same day that the Texas Tech Regents made official what had announced earlier this month, Duane Nellis, the new president of Texas Tech, sent a message to the University of Idaho community, saying he and his wife will truly miss the UI.
University of Idaho President Duane Nellis is the sole
finalist for the position of President of Texas Tech State University.
It was a typically quiet Friday afternoon at the University of Idaho in Moscow, that is until word spread, first by word of mouth and then by an official announcement, that Duane Nellis had been named the sole finalist for the job as President at Texas Tech.
Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:59 pm
The Northwest's public universities pull in massive amounts of federal research dollars. It totaled $1 billion last year at the University of Washington. Oregon State University won close to $200 million in federal research funds. The University of Idaho is counting on $100 million this year. So it's no surprise that university administrators are hanging on every scrap of news about imminent automatic federal budget cuts.
The Idaho State Board of Education is asking the state’s colleges and universities to study the issue of substance abuse among their students.
Lewis Clark State College President Tony Fernandez says it’s a problem familiar to those who work in higher education. “There are issues that are growing, and have been growing, over the last ten or fifteen years, on college campuses, when it comes to substance abuse, be it alcohol or drugs.”