C of I Newsletter

2007. 01. 18.

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Due to a technical problem, the last few stories of this week's Albertson College Newsletter were cut off. We have posted those stories below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Rochelle Johnson elected vice president of international professional organization

Rochelle Johnson

Rochelle Johnson, Associate Professor of English & Environmental Studies and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at ACI, has been elected the vice president/president elect of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE).

An active and energetic community, ASLE encourages and seeks to facilitate both traditional and innovative approaches to environmental literature and to all cultural representations of nature. This includes interdisciplinary research and discussions among scholars from many disciplines. The Association has affiliates in Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and the United Kingdom.

Johnson will serve as vice president in 2007 and will be the organization’s president in 2008.

'I am honored to be able to serve this professional organization that has, for several years, provided me with an intellectual home,' Johnson said.

Johnson has taught at CofI for eight years.

Professor briefs U.S. Consulate in Thailand

Rob Dayley

Political Economy Associate Professor Rob Dayley recently gave a speech to foreign service officers at the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The December briefing was requested by U.S. Consul General Beatrice Camp.

Dayley spoke to the foreign service officers about how global debates over genetic engineering, organic markets, and free trade are reshaping the political life of Thailand.

The briefing came near the end of Dayley’s six-month Fulbright Fellowship at Thailand’s Payap University. During his fellowship, Dayley completed more than 90 interviews across 12 provinces with farmers, policymakers, non-government organizations, corporate executives, activist monks and others.

Dayley recently returned to CofI and will spend the remainder of his sabbatical writing about his research.

Langroise Trio to perform Friday and Saturday

The Langroise Trio, Albertson College of Idaho’s artists-in-residence, will perform selections from Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Schumann on Jan. 19 and 20.

The performance on Jan. 19 will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Academy, 9th and Myrtle in Boise. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

The performance on Jan. 20 is at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Recital Hall on the Albertson College campus in Caldwell. There is no cost for the Caldwell performance.

To hear a sample of the music that will be played, click here.

The Trio will feature two special guest performers, countertenor Corey McKnight and pianist Robyn Wells. McKnight and Wells are adjunct faculty members at ACI.