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January 2018

Jan. 31: Learn About UW’s Data Science Initiatives

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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4-6 p.m. Student Union Building, Lookout Room. Come learn about University of Washington's eScience Institute, the hub of data-intensive discovery on the UW campus and home of initiatives like Data Science for Social Good and GeoHack Week. The Boise State community is invited to hear about how the institute strives to empower researchers and students to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex and often noisy data. This event is free and open to the public; free pizza will be provided. This…

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February 2018

Feb. 2: Department of Physics Seminar Series

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. MP 118. Dr. Christy Tremonti, associate professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present on "Cosmic Chemistry: New Insights from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV."

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Feb. 16: Endangered Languages – David Harrison

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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3 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center (SPEC). K. David Harrison, associate provost and professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, will be the speaker for this presentation. Half of the world's languages are endangered and may go extinct in this century. The loss of these languages will have dire consequences not only for their speakers, but also for culture, science and the environment. Around the world, speakers of endangered languages are mounting strategic efforts to save their languages. This…

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March 2018

March 2: Physics Seminar Series

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. MP 118. Dr. Jenn Burt will discuss "Optimizing efficiency and mitigating mass biases in TESS era radial velocity surveys."

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April 2018

April 3: Physics Department Seminar – Dr. Olga Goulko

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30 a.m. MP 118. Dr. Olga Goulko from Tel Aviv University will present on "Controlled results in quantum many-body physics: from dream to reality."

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April 5: Physics Department Research Presentation – Dr. Sung Joon Kim

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

10:30-11:30 a.m. EDUC 110. Dr. Sung Joon Kim from Baylor University, will present on "How mosquitoes get fat: differential carbohydrate utilization in diapausing Culex pipiens."

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April 5: Because No One Should Have to Crawl

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30-2:30 p.m. Engineering Building, room 103. Learn about the work of mechanical and biomedical engineer, Don Schoendorfer, who left his successful career to use his MIT-developed engineering talents to help solve the problem of mobility in developing nations. This event is free and open to the public. There are over 70 million people in third world countries with mobility related disabilities that will never be able to afford a wheelchair. Schoendorfer has engineered three different wheelchairs rugged enough for third world…

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April 5: Symposium, Gender in Research and Creative Activity

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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3-5:30 p.m. Albertsons Library, room 201C. This symposium highlights the research and creative activity of faculty and students. The event includes panel presentations, as well as visual and performing arts presentations, that highlight scholarly/creative work (including performance and visual art) with an analytic focus on gender (emphases on intersectionality most welcome). Each panelist will provide a 10-15 minute presentation of their work, after which there will be time for discussion. There will also be time set aside for poster/visual art…

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April 5: American Water Resources Association Networking for Students

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 p.m. Boise State Alumni and Friends Center. The Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association (IDAWRA) is hosting its fourth speed networking event. This event is free and open to all college students, no registration required. The purpose of the IDAWRA speed networking event is to allow undergraduate and graduate students to quickly meet and network with a variety of professionals from various water resources disciplines. It will benefit both students who are just starting to explore their career options…

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April 5: Jessica Jones – Pop Culture Via Feminist Lenses

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

7 p.m. 201C Library. Lisa King, chair of the Philosophy department at Edgewood College, will present on the character Jessica Jones. Is Jessica Jones feminist? Liberatory? Come join us as Lisa King reads the superhero through the lenses of Hannah Arendt on power as collective action, and Michel Foucault on normalizing power.

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April 6: Physics Department Teaching Presentation – Dr. Sung Joon Kim

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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10:30-11:30 a.m. MPCB 108. Dr. Sung Joon Kim from Baylor University, will present on "Mode of action of glycopeptide antibiotics by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance."

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April 6: The Walking Dead as Normalizing and Bio-political Nightmare

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State Student Union Building

Noon. Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union. A talk and discussion with Lisa King, chair of the Philosophy Department at Edgewood College. Does the zombie apocalypse show how we can remain genuinely human even in the worst possible circumstances? Come critique the Walking Dead with us, using Foucault on normalizing and biopower to rethink race, gender, class and "human community."

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April 6: Physics Department Seminar Series – Jason Barnes

April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 118. Dr. Jason Barnes, associate professor at the University of Idaho, will speak on "The Dragonfly Mission to Titan."

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April 10: Three-Minute Thesis Competition

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10 a.m.-noon. Computer Science Building, room 221, downtown (777 W. Main St.). Join Boise State students for this lightning fast, two-hour thesis showcase. Celebrity judges include Boise Mayor David Bieter, Diane Bevan, the CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Durcan, former CEO of Micron. Boise State will be offering a chartered shuttle downtown from campus, with pickups at the Student Union Building (Bronco Circle), Riverfront Hall, and the Brady Garage beginning at 8 a.m.  This event is free…

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April 11: Ethos Project Symposium

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6-8:00 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. The Ethos Project empowers undergraduate students to see the importance of their voices as change-makers on campus and in the local community. This year, seven undergraduate students will share their stories and present their innovative, research-based advocacy work. The event will also feature Francisco Salinas as the respondent. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit:

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April 12: Mechanical Engineering Seminar

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. ENGR 103. Dr. Matthew Esmaeili from Robotic Healthcare will present on "Not all robots are terminators!"

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April 13: Backstage with the Artist

April 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

11:45 a.m. Simplot Performing Arts Center, 516 S. 9th Street.There will be an artist's talk with cellist Zuill Bailey as well as a discussion with a panel of Hemingway scholars including professor Clyde Moneyhun, professor Cheryl Hindrichs, Dr. Stacey Guill, lecturer Ruth Salter, and graduate student Tucker Grimshaw. The talk is free and open to the public.

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April 16: Undergraduate Research Conference

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Noon-2:30 p.m. Student Union Building. Come interact with students from all academic disciplines as they participate in Boise State University's annual Undergraduate Research Conference. This event is free and open to the public. The annual conference is a forum for undergraduate students to demonstrate what they have learned through mentored research and creative expression in a scholarly setting. A unique educational and networking event, the conference encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from all disciplines at Boise State. Students may…

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April 18-22: Celebrate Earth Day at Boise State

April 18 - April 22

See link for times and location details. Join the Boise State campus community in celebrating Earth Day with four days of sustainability-focused events, including: a sustainability tour of campus, a sustainability tour of downtown Boise, a graduate student showcase, weed warriors training, talks and more. These events all are free and open to the public. For specifics, visit:

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April 18: Learn About The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Second floor atrium of the Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building. Craig Griffith, from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), will be hosting an awareness table about IEEE. He will be joined by Beth Brin, a librarian, associate professor and library Liaison to the College of Engineering. Please stop by to find out more about IEEE, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, which Boise State subscribes to, and how the library can assist you with your research needs.…

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April 18: Student/Faculty Session on Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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1 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Liljana Babinkostova, professor in the Department of Mathematics, will host a session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and best practices on how to prepare a competitive application. The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. It provides three years of financial support for graduate study leading to a master’s or doctoral degree and is intended for students who are in the early…

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April 19: Graduate Student Showcase

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9-11:30 a.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. The Graduate Student Showcase is a one-day conference during which students present their original research, work and talents, to connect with other graduate students and faculty at Boise State, and to learn about other disciplines and gain conference experience. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 19: Mechanical Engineering Seminar

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. ENGR 103. Dr. Stefan Judex from Stony Brook University will present on "How can we use exercise to maintain and promote skeletal health?"

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April 19: Artist Lecture, ‘Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past’

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7 p.m. Student Union Building, Berquist Lounge. Local artist Migel Delgado will present a lecture titled "Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past." The lecture will coincide with an exhibition in Casita Nepantla's pop-up art gallery April 16-June 10. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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April 21: Campus Sustainability Garden Clean Up

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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11:30 a.m. Sustainability Garde, 1415 Juanita St. Boise. Build community, have some fun, and plant some seeds! Our first workday will take place at the Teaching Greenhouse outside the Education building, as we'll be propagating some seeds for planting later in the season. Our second workday will involve garden cleanup and planting of the seedlings that are ready! We may also have trees to plant - stay tuned! For more information, please visit

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