Author Archives: Andrea

Securing Our Computer Infrastructure

In an age in which cyber attacks are a very real threat, security of our vital information systems is essential.  The Center for Secure and Dependable Systems at the University of Idaho works with companies and government agencies to analyze … Continue reading

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Centers Take on Research at U-I

This year, University of Idaho established guidelines in order to oversee creation, operation, and review of centers on campus. 2 centers, 1 established this year, and 1 20 years ago, were both awarded entity status and continue to show the … Continue reading

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U-Idaho scientist spearheads research on world’s changing climates

Climate change is happening fast, and nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Arctic.  In order to understand what is happening there, scientists use data to create Global Climate Models, or GCMs, which they use to accurately predict future … Continue reading

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Returning Home

Mark and Jenna Walton wanted to live the outdoor life.  In the summers, Mark and Jenna like to ride 1,000 to 1,500 miles on their horses and mules into the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness and Hells Canyon.  Mark was used to … Continue reading

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Going Native

Jacie Jensen, dressed in a fleece hat and gardening gloves, looks up from her hoe to gaze at the view.  She gestures to one field and says they planted blue rye there.  Another field, she says, is full of yarrow.  … Continue reading

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Fishing With a Pink Fly

When Charlene Douglas was just two weeks old, her mother died of metastasized breast cancer.  As a result, Charlene was elated when she heard a nonprofit that benefits  breast cancer survivors needed to set up a program in Northern Idaho/Eastern … Continue reading

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The Power of Yoga

Over twenty years ago, Erika Greenwell was working at the Moscow Food Co-op when she heard through her aerobics class about a woman who was offering a noon-time yoga class.  She signed up.  Erica was stressed out and needed a … Continue reading

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A Resurgence in Wine Making

Even though the vines Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn purchased had only produced grapes for one chardonnay, the new land owners were undaunted as they cleared sumac, blackberry, poison oak, and cut each grape vine down to the root.  The … Continue reading

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Hobby Blooms Into Business

Jim Maxwell says he’s been gardening since he was a kid wandering around in his grandparents’ large garden, but he started taking it more seriously when he was out of work and wanted to expand a hobby garden to make … Continue reading

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Following the Lewis and Clark Trail

In a photograph, John Fisher holds his .47-caliber air rifle. He’s sure it impressed the Indians.  His gun is one of only four or five in the country and one of fifteen in the world.  The original, he says, “is … Continue reading

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