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Albertson College of Idaho Professor Explores Link Between Higher Education and Technological Advancement

2005. 01. 25.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- Where would technology and research be without higher education? Perhaps at a standstill. Albertson College of Idaho Professor of Politics & Economics, Dr. Jim Angresano, will examine how the link between universities and private sector produces advances in technology and knowledge during the third in this year's Faculty Forum Lecture Series.

The lecture, entitled Building Social Capital: The Importance of University Private-Sector Linkages, will be presented Thursday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Langroise Recital Hall, room #204. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Angresano's study looks at several institutions, including Stanford and Virginia Tech in the United States, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and Regensburg University in Germany. Angresano compiled the research for this study while he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Trento in Italy.

Angresano has been awarded three Fulbright Scholarships in recent years. In both February 2003 and February 2004, Angresano received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to lecture on economic development and international economics at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. In 1991 he taught at the University of Varna in Bulgaria on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Angresano received his bachelor's degree from Lehigh University; an M.B.A from New York University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. He has taught at CofI for eight years.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life.

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