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UI researcher won’t be deported

A University of Idaho researcher is back on the job, a year after a tangled immigration case left her unemployed and facing deportation. Katarzyna Dziewanowska, a Polish scientist who has studied possible ways to counter bioterrorism, was granted authorization to return to work in September. In addition, federal immigration officials reopened her application for permanent residency.

Team to study Idaho river basins, warming

BOISE – Two river basins in Idaho will become a national laboratory to study the effects of climate change on water resources under a five-year, $15 million National Science Foundation research grant. The grant announced Friday, awarded to a collaboration of all three Idaho state universities in cooperation with other partners including the University of Washington’s climate impacts group, is Idaho’s biggest NSF grant ever.

Locals abuzz over candidate’s Idaho roots

She was born in Sandpoint in 1964, became a high school basketball whiz in Alaska and attended North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene before graduating from the University of Idaho in Moscow in the 1980s. On Friday, Sarah Louise Heath Palin – the governor of Alaska – became John McCain’s surprise vice presidential pick.

Ex-UI researcher faces deportation

Katarzyna Dziewanowska grew up in the “gray communist life” of Poland. But it was in America where she found a truly nightmarish experience with a bureaucracy.

UI team pursues E. coli detection

A team of University of Idaho scientists in Post Falls is working on groundbreaking nanotechnology to quickly detect E. coli in hamburger, research that is gaining national attention and the notice of peers at universities such as Harvard. When completed, a sensor – basically a microchip smaller than a postage stamp – will be able to detect almost any type of bacteria, from the antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus aureus to a biomarker for lung cancer.

Idaho scientist fled oppression in homeland

University of Idaho scientist Wusi Maki wasn’t always free to use her mind like she is today as she develops a new way to test for E. coli and other harmful pathogens. Born in the 1950s in China, Maki spent eight years in a “brain-washing camp” on the Russian border run by Mao Zedong and his Chinese Communist Party.

Geology degree a hot commodity

It's a good time to be a geology major. Graduates in the field are facing lucrative opportunities as they enter the job market, thanks to record metals and oil prices. The average pay for a petroleum geologist with two years experience or less has risen about 60 percent in the past eight years.

Sandpoint UI branch campus on hold

A financial setback for a philanthropic organization run by Coldwater Creek co-founder Dennis Pence has indefinitely shelved plans for a University of Idaho campus in Sandpoint. The Wild Rose Foundation was expected to spend at least $36 million to build the campus on a 77-acre site owned by UI. Officials hoped classes could be offered as soon as fall 2009, but the foundation announced Monday the project was on hold.

WSU-Idaho football rivalry

Fans of Washington State University and the University of Idaho talk about their schools' friendly rivalry before Saturday's game in Pullman.

UI senior shot while trying to help

MOSCOW – Armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, Peter Husmann ran out of his apartment in answer to a rain of gunshots in his neighborhood. The 20-year-old University of Idaho student and longtime Coeur d'Alene resident was hoping to help those injured by the shooter late Saturday.

Mules a lesson in genetics

Creating the world's first cloned mule was hardly a simple process, but one of the University of Idaho scientists behind the effort, Dirk Vanderwall, is well-practiced in providing clear explanations for complicated questions. He wasn't much help, though, to the seventh-grader who asked: Do clones have souls?