With immigration remaining a hot topic in political discourse, particularly after the Trump administration’s rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy in September 2017, The College of Idaho will host a forum on “Immigration and Identity” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Langroise Recital Hall.
The Boise Foothills are already a thriving home to many different plant species, but that number is set to increase thanks to the efforts of researchers from The College of Idaho and Boise State University, who have discovered of a new distinct species of biscuit-root in Idaho’s backyard.
On August 21, Idaho residents and visitors will have a front-row seat for a unique phenomenon—a full solar eclipse. In anticipation of the once-in-a-lifetime event, the C of I’s Whittenberger Planetarium is holding a series of special programs leading up to the big day.
One such event was Astronomy Day, held April 22 for the Caldwell and Treasure Valley communities. Astronomy Day featured science- and math-themed activities, including solar viewing, engaging in chemistry demonstrations, and building pinhole projectors to help guests safely view the eclipse.
Giant tinker toys. Comic books. A huge tent. Oversized army men. Colossal crayons. Pick-up sticks. Stuffed animals. Books with interactive video and audio. A barrel of monkeys.
Thanks to artists Alice Vinson and Glen Granzow, The College of Idaho invites patrons young and old to come experience PLAY—the newest exhibit in the Rosenthal Gallery of Art. A delightful collaboration in art and technology, PLAY is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.
Those are just a couple of phrases C of I biology Professor Luke Daniels is practicing as he prepares to travel to Indonesia next month. Daniels, who was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching Award, will spend a semester teaching cell biology and computational biology at Gadjah Mada University in the city of Yogyakarta.
“I’ve always enjoyed traveling to see different places and different cultures,” Daniels said. “But, I’ve never lived abroad for this long.”
From the perspective of a female sign twirler, College of Idaho English professor Diane Raptosh celebrates body and beauty, justice and possibility, difference and community in her latest poetry book, Human Directional, which will be released Sept. 19.
Raptosh, Idaho’s most recent Writer-In-Residence (2013-2016) and Boise’s first poet laureate, will read from Human Directional at an upcoming book signing, happening at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise.
As Alison Moulton played the last note on her flute of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, in the last concert of her college career, a wave of sadness crashed over her. She wasn’t choosing the path of a professional musician, and she knew the opportunity to play in a high-caliber orchestra post-college would be pretty slim.
According to the Idaho Department of Lands, approximately 740,000 acres burned across the state of Idaho in 2015. The majority of those acres were found in Idaho forests, which house some of the best river and stream habitats for salmon spawning.
This summer, ten musicians and composers descended upon The College of Idaho campus to take part in Music from the Fringe 2. Set up by Langroise Trio cellist Sam Smith and his wife Nancy, Music from the Fringe combined a remote-viewing experience to produce a brand-new musical work that will premiere when the Boise Cello Collective takes the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Jewett Auditorium.
“We’re probably the only people on the planet that use remote viewing for music,” Nancy Smith said.
Enjoy the puff, without the harmful stuff. That’s how electronic cigarettes have been marketed. But with little research on how e-cigarettes and vaping can affect the human body, questions remain as to how safe this rapidly growing “safer alternative” to smoking really is.
After hearing that traces of heavy metals have been found in the vapor of e-cigarettes, College of Idaho biology professor Dr. Sara Heggland and her INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) lab decided to investigate.