Alumni News & Notes: Camrin Braun ’11 has been awarded a Steven Berkley Marine Conservation Fellowship. Braun is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Joint Program in Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research broadly focuses on how large pelagic fishes interact with oceanographic features and what that means for species’ behavior and ecology. This requires accurate data on individual fish movements, which are difficult to acquire with traditional light-based geolocation techniques. Thus, he seeks to develop a new modeling approach that will permit more robust inference from electronic tag data.
C of I Professor Emeritus Franklin C. Specht passed away at his home at age 92 on Oct. 30. Professor Specht joined the faculty of the history department at The College of Idaho in 1958. He retired after 32 years of service in 1989. A classicist, he taught courses ranging from Western Civilization to Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian history. He also led field trips to Europe and Africa. A native Midwesterner, Specht earned his BA degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his master’s degree from the University of Indiana.
Caldwell Fine Arts delighted audience members with a concert performed by the Horszowski Trio on Nov. 3. Members of the trio, who teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music at Bard College, performed Beethoven’s “Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3”; Dvorak’s "Dumky" Trio, and the Mendelssohn “Trio No. 2 in C minor.”
The College of Idaho campus is known for producing leaders who have a heart for the community around them, as exemplified recently by the Interfaith Yotes student club. The club put on a winter clothing drive and collected a carload of gear to donate to the Interfaith Sanctuary in Boise. Way to go, Yotes!
Tour of the Holy Land – Summer 2017:Take a tour through Israel with Dr. Mark Smith, professor of history. The tour will combine elements of a pilgrimage, a study tour of Biblical archaeology, and an opportunity to encounter contemporary life in Israel. The anticipated cost is $4,400. For further information, contact Dr. Mark Smith at [email protected].
The C of I Outdoor Program took a trip to the Oregon Coast during Fall Break week. To check out photos from the trip on the C of I flickr page, click here.
The Idaho Statesman reviewed the most recent poetry book from C of I English Professor Diane Raptosh, “Human Directional.” Calling the book “linguistically sophisticated” with “spectacular images,” the Statesman says “Raptosh does not disappoint in her creation.”