News Blog: Faculty News

Freshman class prepares to discover Idaho soil virus

Freshmen at The College of Idaho will get an opportunity to discover a new virus during their introductory biology lab course this year, thanks to the College’s acceptance into the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance.

As the first Idaho school to be invited into the prestigious Alliance, the College is participating in a national genomics research project that also aims to introduce science students to novel research at the beginning of their undergraduate experience.

C of I, ISU partner to educate more PAs

The College of Idaho and Idaho State University will address the growing need for primary health providers in Idaho and the nation by educating more physician assistants beginning in fall 2014.

At a news conference today, leaders from both institutions signed an agreement to expand ISU’s two-year Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program  to a third campus at The College of Idaho in Caldwell. ISU's MPAS Program, which began in 1995, has graduated 16 classes and 508 physician assistants.

College of Idaho Insights discusses free speech

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty members discuss the 1st Amendment issues involved in a recent controversial billboard in Idaho and comments from the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco that Chick-fil-A stores aren't welcome in their cities.

C of I appoints business and accounting director

The College of Idaho has hired Dr. Scott Johnson as director of its business and accounting program. Johnson comes to the College from the University of Greenwich in London, where he has worked as a lecturer and employer liaison for the business school since 2008. He previously has served as a professor at Southeast Missouri State University and San Jose State University and held several visiting lecturer positions. At the C of I, Johnson will direct one of the College’s fastest-growing academic departments while also serving as a professor of business.

Obamacare decision discussed on Insights

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two professors discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Obamacare ruling, the justices differing opinions, the ramifications of the ruling and the impact of the decision on this year's presidential election.

The roundtable features College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi from the Department of Political Economy.

C of I Insights discusses mental biases

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, faculty discuss the thinking errors that lead people - including many intelligent people - to make mistakes and the issues surrounding how reason and emotion impact the decision-making of individuals.

Beverage bans discussed on C of I Insights

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two recent efforts to ban the sale of beverages in New York City and Idaho are discussed by a panel of the College's political economy and history faculty.

The political underpinnings and public policy implications of Idaho's ban of Five Wives vodka and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to restrict the sale of sugary drinks are discussed by College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter (political economy), Jasper LiCalzi (political economy) and Steve Maughan (history).

Value of liberal arts discussed on C of I Insights

The value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century is the focus of today's episode of College of Idaho Insights.

Faculty discuss immigration on C of I Insights

Immigration is the focus of the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights, with three professors discussing their recent research and classes dealing with a variety of issues connected to migration.

Summer reading picks discussed on C of I Insights

Three professors discuss their summer reading picks in the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights.

History professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi comment on a variety of books they plan to read this summer including Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," Alasdair MacIntyre's "After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory," Hilary Mantel's historical fiction novel "Bring Up the Bodies" and C of I alumnus Christopher Farnsworth's latest vampire novel "Red, White, and Blood."

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