Social Sciences & History

C of I enjoys summer of archaeological discovery

It has been a busy summer for Jan Summers Duffy, an archaeologist and curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History on campus.

College hires first scholar for Judaic studies chair

A widely-published scholar of Jewish history and culture and Jewish-Christian relations will be the first to hold The College of Idaho’s newly established Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies.

C of I seeks applicants for George Wolfe Scholarship

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year in honor of the legendary professor who founded the C of I Department of Political Economy in 1946. The scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding C of I student. 

Gift of $2.5 million to create history professorship

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.

Students step into robes of Supreme Court judges

Three of the most important cases currently before the United States Supreme Court – dealing with gay marriage, obtaining blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and legal suits against the government – will be argued by Treasure Valley attorneys before a mock court of College of Idaho students next week.

Guest lecture explores exercise and brain function

The College of Idaho will host a guest speaker as part of the Treasure Valley Psychology Lecture Series for the second consecutive year when University of Illinois professor Art Kramer presents “Take a Hike: Physical Activity, Cognition and Brain Function” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, inside Langroise Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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.

C of I students set to intern in Bangladesh

College of Idaho juniors Kendra Knighten and Ryan Gibson hope one day to help ease poverty through careers in international development. This summer, the students will get a first-hand look at the challenges and rewards associated with such a career as interns for Partners in Sustainable Development International in the South Asia nation of Bangladesh.

C of I Insights on Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

The conversation includes Hunter's thoughts on the likelihood of the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare, the history of the individual mandate to purchase health care, and the political impact of the court ruling in favor of or overturning the legislation.

C of Insights on democracy vs. authoritarianism

The effectiveness to two different political systems - America's democratic model versus China's authoritarian model - is discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

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