Aug. 8, 2016

Idaho Teachers to Learn and Share Coding Skills

Four teachers from across Idaho and 20 Nampa middle school students will receive special training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during a week-long summer camp in Nampa.

Presented by the University of Idaho, the DIGn’IT summer camp takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9-12 at Sage Valley Middle School in Nampa. Teachers will attend the training Aug. 8-12. Students will show their projects on showcase day from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 12; the showcase event is open to the public.

During the pilot camp, teachers will participate in workshops designed to train them in the materials University of Idaho’s faculty Terry Soule has prepared for the DIGn’IT Initiative using the on-line programming environment Scratch. The goal is to make the university curriculum available to teachers in Idaho, teach them some programming, and give them the tools to incorporate the lessons into a regular classroom setting. Topics include computer coding, computer programming and website development.

Sep. 14, 2015

University of Idaho Ranks in Top 10 for College Internet Security

According to its first-ever Higher Education Security Report, SecurityScorecard ranks the University of Idaho‬ in the top 10 for internet security among colleges. 

SecurityScorecard studied universities with 1,000 or more public IP addresses and graded their security posture based on the reputation of their IP addresses, Web application security on their public-facing apps, DNS health, and network security, including whether they generate bot traffic from infected machines in their networks. Data gathered from SecurityScorecard's sensor-based network is then analyzed by the company's analysis tools, and scored. The firm also studies so-called "hacker chatter" in underground forums about the organizations in question.

Mar. 1, 2016

UI College of Law to Offer Master of Laws Degree Beginning Fall 2016

The University of Idaho College of Law is anticipating launching a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program fall semester.

The program was approved by the State Board of Education on Feb. 18, one month after approval by the American Bar Association. The final step in approval is review by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

A Master of Laws is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree that can be completed in nine months. Law students often pursue the LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized field of law. At UI, LL.M. students will be able to choose an emphasis in democracy, justice and the American legal system; natural resources and environmental law; business law and entrepreneurship; or litigation and alternative dispute resolution.