Measuring roughly 10 inches in length and weighing less than a pound, Idaho’s ground squirrels live their lives relatively unnoticed by much of the outside world. Apart from the farmers who consider them pests and the predators that rely upon them for survival, few are aware of the ground squirrels’ quiet existence, and fewer still realize the important role they play in Idaho’s ecosystems.
Starting in fall 2013, The College of Idaho will offer a new major in mathematics-computer science that capitalizes on its strong liberal arts curriculum and its proximity to the vibrant high-tech business center of Boise.
John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs, said the C of I offers an ideal environment for studying computer science.
The College of Idaho will offer classes on Chinese language and culture this coming academic year, providing students with an opportunity to learn more about the world’s most populous nation. Lin Yueh-Chih林嶽峙, a Fulbright Teaching Assistant from Taiwan, has been assigned to the College and will teach Chinese language and culture courses during the fall and spring semesters as well as Chinese grammar and phonetics during the winter 2014 session.
Having Lin come to the C of I is a great opportunity for students, political economy professor Dr. Robert Dayley said.
College of Idaho professor and alumna Diane Raptosh has won her second major literary award of the year with the announcement by the Idaho Commission on the Arts that she will serve as the state’s Writer in Residence.
The spring 2013 issue of The College of Idaho’s “Quest” magazine is in mailboxes now! The issue has a theme of “Scholarship,” honoring the College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence and the many scholarly accomplishments of C of I students, faculty and alumni.
College of Idaho professor and Boise resident Diane Raptosh has been selected as Boise’s first Poet Laureate, the city’s Department of Arts & History announced today, Jan. 15.
Raptosh, a professor of English and the Eyck-Berringer Chair at The College of Idaho, is the recipient of a number of honors and awards in the field of poetry and is the author of American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013) among other works.
An estate gift will honor a popular College of Idaho history professor and establish a fully endowed professorship dedicated to outstanding teaching in world history.
The $2.5 million gift, which has yet to be realized from an anonymous donor, will create the Franklin Specht Chair in History in honor of the professor emeritus who taught history courses at The College of Idaho for more than three decades.
The College of Idaho will fill a new, fully endowed chair in Judaic studies – the first of its kind in the Intermountain West – thanks to the successful completion of a $2.2 million fundraising initiative.
Scott Knickerbocker, a professor of English and environmental studies at The College of Idaho, has released a new book titled "Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language."The book explores how poets not usually considered nature poets express humanity’s relationship with nature. Published by University of Massachusetts Press, the book is available for $26.95 on the UMass website.
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.