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College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-6426

Fax: 208-885-8964

Email: class@uidaho.edu

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Faculty/Staff News

Experience on the Set

Students gain experience on the set of the faculty-led, new psychological thriller, “Wake.”

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Feelings About Risk

Sarathcharndra Looks at Student Cybersecurity Risk

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Tallent Earns the Key

Emeritus associate professor given national award for pairing working pros with budding journalists

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End Anonymous Shell Companies, Argues Political Science Faculty Member

Charles Dainoff, a clinical assistant professor of politics, encourages the end of anonymous shell companies to improve national security. Read his full editorial from the Idaho Statesman.

U of I Faculty Persevere Through Research Despite National Climate Change Fatigue

University of Idaho faculty, including CLASS's Kristin Haltinner, continue to provide expertise to climate change issues. Haltinner focuses on climate change skepticism and making a difference in her own backyard. Read more.

Bankruptcy Expert Warns Against In-Store Loans

Associate Professor of Sociology Deborah Thorne warns consumers that in-store loans may not be the best option for consumer's this holiday season. Read why in the Deseret News.

Interdisciplinary Art and Field Research Receive CLASS Summer Grants

This summer's research grant recipients feature a pair of faculty working on a interdisciplinary performance piece and field research in Bulgaria. This year's recipients are Ruby Fulton, assistant professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, Tobias Wray, director of the Creative Writing Programs, and Kate Kolpan, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Read more about the projects funded.

"Inherit it or Marry It" - Women Accessing Farmland

Associate Professor Ryanne Pilgeram joins The Female Farmer Project to discuss her decade-long research on women in agriculture and the social, financial and other barriers they contend with. Listen to the podcast.

Scofield Discusses "Outriders" 

From women rodeo riders to African American and gay performers, historian Rebecca Scofield discusses the impact of professional rodeo on the American West in her new book "Outriders: Rodeo at the Fringes of the American West." Listen to learn more.

Bal Krishna Sharma Receives Grant to Study Language Ecology

Assistant Professor of English Bal Krishna Sharma has been awarded a $5,000 University of Idaho Confucius Institute Faculty Fellows Small Grant to conduct research in language ecology in Nepal. Sharma will travel to Kathmandu over winter break to study the cultural and linguistic effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal. This project is an extension of Sharma's continuing research on the spread and use of global languages and their impacts on the local linguistic ecology in Nepal. His initial findings will be presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in March 2020.

Addictions Expert Steven Meier Responds to Vaping Illnesses

Associate Professor of Philosophy Steven Meier discusses the risks of vaping and e-cigarettes. Read the story.

Digging up clues to Moscow High’s history

U of I Assistant Professor Katrina ‘Kat’ Eichner is helping organize an excavation at the school that gives students, public a chance to unearth and interpret the past. Read more.

Behind the Scenes with Robert Caisley

Inland360 sat down with new department chair Robert Caisley to discuss his works, the U of I and the latest on-stage productions. Read the interview.

Becky Tallent Awarded National Honor

Capping a journalism career that began in junior high school, Becky Tallent - emeritus associate professor of journalism - was recently awarded the Wells Memorial Key, the Society of Professional Journalists’ highest honor. Read more

Caisley Plays Make International Rounds

Robert Caisley, new Department Chair of Theatre arts, has two of his recent plays being produced this fall internationally. His play "Happy", which played to sold out audiences last year in its Spanish-language premiere at Teatro Milan in Mexico City, has just been revived for a limited engagement run. Also this fall, his hit play "Lucky Me", which was on tour throughout Estonia last year with the Vana Baskini Teater, will open in October at Theater Ungelt in Prague in a new Czech translation.

Katie Blevins' Research Highlighted in Civic Information Journal

Katie Blevins, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, published an article titled, "Access to Government Officials in the Age of Social Media" in the inaugural issue of The Journal of Civic Information. Read the article.

Craig A. Miller Directs West Coast Premiere

Set of play: Faceless

Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing, Craig A. Miller, directed the West Coast Premiere of the play "Faceless" by Selina Fillinger at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA, which ran from May 17 - June 2, 2019. Jared Sorenson, one of the Department of Theatre Arts' MFA candidates in Scenic Design, accompanied Miller as the scenic designer for the highly-stylized courtroom thriller as part of a professional internship developed between U of I Theatre Arts and 6th Street Playhouse, where Miller formerly served as artistic director for eight years. The production received high critical praise and played to sold-out houses for the duration of the run.

MLC Faculty Travel for Summer Research

Summer 2019 was filled with international research travel for faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. On July 18, 2019, Rubén Arias Rueda, visiting USAC Professor, presented his book Ante el placer de los demás. Representaciones del ocio a cielo abierto (Regarding the Pleasure of Others. Representations of Leisure Under the Open Sky; Muga, 2019) at the Amárica Exhibition Hall, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Marta Boris Tarré, Associate Professor of Spanish, travelled to Madrid, Toledo, and Córdoba in Spain and to San Francisco to interview converts to Islam. The personal narratives she collected form the core of her current book project on the history of conversion to Islam by Spaniards and US latin@s. From June 16 to 28, Rachel J. Halverson, Professor of German, was a Fellow of the Notre Dame Berlin Seminar. During her time in Germany, she also travelled to Leipzig to interview author and dancer Martina Hefter for her presentation on Hefter’s poetry at the German Studies Conference in October in Portland, Oregon. In May, Sarah Nelson, Associate Professor of French, visited Paris to see the first production of the play Le Favori since it was performed for Louis XIV and his court at Versailles in 1665. Nelson's current research centers on the play's author, Madame de Villedieu, and on two other seventeenth-century French women writers associated with her, Hortense and Marie Mancini. This modern production of Le Favori is the work of French researcher and theater practitioner Aurore Évain, whose innovative troupe "La Subversive" is making a large body of early modern French women's dramatic oeuvre known to audiences today. Nelson attended two performances of the play as well as a lecture by Évain, as part of the research for her spring 2020 sabbatical project, the digital publication of the correspondence of Marie Mancini.

Kelly Quinnett at Montana Repertory Theatre

Professor Kelly Quinnett, Head of Acting, appeared onstage at Montana Repertory Theatre for “Go. Please. Go.” by Emily Feldman at the University of Montana campus in Missoula from Aug. 27-Sept. 8. Production stage manager was Codey Leroy Butler, a U of I Theatre Arts alumnus.

Contact

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
112 Administration Bldg
851 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-6426

Fax: 208-885-8964

Email: class@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Map