Self-Identified vampires subject of study by ISU Professor DJ Williams; Working with people with alternate identities can be challenging to clinicians

DJ Williams

POCATELLO – Encountering a self-identified vampire can pose challenges for clinicians in the helping professions such as social work, counseling or medical fields.

“We live in an age of technology and live in a time when people can select new, alternate identities to fit how they understand themselves better,” said DJ Williams, Idaho State University associate professor of social work. “We really need to understand some of these new identities and new ways to identify ourselves, and some of these new identities do not fit into stereotypes. Helping professionals of all varieties need more education on these kinds of topics.” [Read more…]

Idaho Museum of Natural History to present equine navicular syndrome lecture on July 15

POCATELLO – Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Mary Thompson will present a lecture on her research on equine navicular syndrome (ENS) in prehistoric horses at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Museum.

ENS is a chronic, incurable lameness of the horse’s foot.

The lecture is part of the Museum’s Extraordinary Evening with a Research program. The IMNH is located on the Idaho State University Pocatello campus, 698 E. Dillon Street. [Read more…]

‘Creating wealth is an illusion': Idaho State University anthropology Professor Paul Trawick publishes paper in journal Current Anthropology

Paul Trawick

Creating wealth is an illusion; and economic activity is subject to the laws of thermodynamics: these are key points of an article written by Idaho State University anthropologist Paul Trawick and published this spring in Current Anthropology, a leading peer-review journal in the discipline.

“I am pleased that this article appeared in one of the top-ranked scientific journals, “ Trawick said. [Read more…]

NuMat and Idaho State University join together for world-class research and development

POCATELLO – NuMat, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Idaho State University to conduct joint research and development centered at the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex in Pocatello, Idaho, with the goal of commercializing advanced technologies.

On June 1, Idaho State University and NuMat, Inc. signed a Technology Development and Licensing Agreement to work together to conduct research and development in a variety of technical areas at the RISE Complex, including: advanced manufacturing, medical isotope production, and materials science. [Read more…]

Idaho State University Professor Terry Bowyer honored with Wallmo Award for deer-management research

Terry Bowyer

Idaho State University biological sciences Professor Terry Bowyer has been honored with the O. C. “Charlie” Wallmo Award for contributions to knowledge and improved management of black-tailed and mule deer.

He received the award at the recent 11th Biennial Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The award is given by the mule deer working group of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and is this entity’s highest award. [Read more…]

Three Idaho State University faculty members honored as Distinguished Faculty

Barbara Frank

Three Idaho State University faculty were honored as Distinguished Faculty at ISU Commencement May 9 in Holt Arena.

They are Barbara Frank, associate lecturer and advisor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Teacher; Cal Edwards, law enforcement coordinator and instructor, College of Technology, who is serving as interim director of Public Safety from January through May 18, Distinguished Service Award; Colden Baxter, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Distinguished Researcher. [Read more…]