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June 2017

June 15: Climate Talk with Idaho Conservation League

June 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30-6:30 p.m. Idaho Conservation League (710 N. Sixth Street, Boise). Join Idaho Conservation League after work for a fascinating discussion with Pei-Lin Yu, assistant professor of archeology at Boise State University. Yu measures ways that culture promotes well-being, health and the economy in today’s world, specializing in the role of cultural heritage while battling conflict, displacement and climate change. This event is free and open to the public.

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June 15: “The Mask You Live In” Film Screening

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6-8:30 p.m. ​Boise State's Gender Equity Center, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, will host a viewing of the documentary "The Mask You Live In."  The film depicts how "boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity." The viewing will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 15 in the Farnsworth Room within the Student Union Building. This event is…

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June 19-23:
 GenCyber High School Teacher Workshop

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Free ($900 participant stipend provided). This workshop introduces fundamental concepts and various topic areas in cybersecurity, as well as related pedagogical methods. By the end of the program, participants develop lesson plans that integrate cybersecurity concepts into their curricula or after-school programming. For more information and registration visit or contact or (208) 426-5766.

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June 26-30
: GenCyber High School Teacher Workshop

June 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Free ($900 participant stipend provided). This workshop introduces fundamental concepts and various topic areas in cybersecurity, as well as related pedagogical methods. By the end of the program, participants develop lesson plans that integrate cybersecurity concepts into their curricula or after-school programming. For more information and registration visit or contact or (208) 426-5766.

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June 26-July 21: Summer Literacy Academy

June 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sage International, 457 E. Parkcenter Blvd. For students in K through 6th grade. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $480. Summer Literacy Academy focuses on helping students find the joy in reading again, as well as beat the summer slide. This four-week academy includes thematic instruction, small group activities, drama, art and so much more. This program is extremely student oriented as each student will be assessed to identify needs and teachers will…

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July 2017

July 5-8: Trombone Camp

July 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Mission The mission of the Trombone & Euphonium Camp is to provide an environment for trombone & euphonium students to make music with their peers and develop the proper skills needed to excel. The 2017 camp is open to students entering grades 6-12. Students will have the opportunity to break into focus groups based on their grade level. They may also enter Specialized clinics will cover topics like fundamentals, chamber music, warm up techniques, jazz improvisation, instrument care, proper embouchure, breathing, and buzzing.…

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August 2017

Aug. 24: Teacher Education Open House

August 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Education building, main entrance. Boise State Teacher Education is hosting an Open House for prospective and current students majoring in Elementary and Secondary Education to provide networking opportunities and success strategies on the path towards becoming a teacher. Appetizers and refreshments will be served, and prize drawings for College of Education items will be held throughout the event! More details available at: 

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September 2017

Sept. 19: Bronco Social

September 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

4:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom. Connect with faculty, staff, alumni and employers helps you make college count. At Bronco Social, you can meet and talk with folks who are supportive of your success! Strike up a conversation with people in your area of interest and find opportunities to collaborate. Refreshments provided. More details at

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Sept. 29: Physics Seminar Series

September 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 108. Dr. Bruce Miller from Texas Christian University will present on "One Dimensional Gravity: from Billiards to Cosmology".

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Sept. 29: Topology Seminar

September 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

3-3:50 p.m. MB 124. Jens Harlander will present on "Groups, Hornology, and Bias." Abstract: In my talk I will review basics on homology of complexes and groups. I will state and maybe even prove a famous observation of Hopf: the second homology of a complex, modulo spherical elements, depends only on the fundamental group of the complex. This is used in the construction of the bias invariants that can distinguish 2-complexes with the same fundamental group.

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October 2017

Oct. 4: Biomolecular Sciences Seminar – Dr. Fujise

October 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

3:00-4:15 p.m. Multi-Purpose Building, room 106. Dr. Ken Fujise from the University of Texas Medical Branch will be presenting on targeting fortilin in human diseases. Abstract: The endoplasmic reticulum, the cytoplasmic organelle that matures a massive amount of nascent secretory polypeptides, is particularly sensitive to stress. Endoplasmic reticulum stress causes unfolded proteins to populate the organelle, eliciting the unfolded protein response. During the unfolded protein response, GRP78—an endoplasmic reticulum master stress regulator—detaches from three endoplasmic reticulum stress sensors (IRE1α, PERK, and…

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Oct. 6: Physics Seminar Series

October 6, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MPCB 108. Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell will present "From protoplanetary disks to exoplanets: How do planets form and evolve?"

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Oct. 13: Physics Seminar Series

October 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30 p.m. MP 108. Josh Eixenberger will speak on "Engineering nanoparticles for biomedical applications and toxicity assessments." Anh Huynh will present "A Study of Transciptional Activation by the Transcription Facto Ga14 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by 3D Orbital Tracking and in vivo RNA labeling." Chris Schuck will discuss "Self Assembly of (111)-oriented Tensile Strained Quantum Dots."

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Oct. 19: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 p.m. Morrison Center. The Velma V. Morrison Center Presents Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live. Recommended for ages 5+. Get ready for the ultimate playdate-65 million years in the making-as Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live guides your family on a breathtaking tour that beings in pre-historic Australia. You'll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will…

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Oct. 24: Keiretsu Forum Due Diligence Academy

October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Jordan Ballroom D, Student Union Building. Learn the due diligence process of angel funding -- the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University has teamed with the Keiretsu Forum to bring the Due Diligence Academy to students. What does an angel investor want to see when they make a decision to fund your business? As an entrepreneur, is the offer from the angel investor a 'good deal' for you? These are some of the…

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Oct. 30: Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Science Working Group Symposium

October 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building. This symposium will showcase conservation based projects associated with the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. This is the second symposium of the Birds of Prey NCA Science Working Group. Symposium theme: Lessons Learned: Synthesizing the best available data for planning, conservation, and restoration of NCA wildlife and habitat. For more information, visit:

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Oct. 31: Political Science Association Hosts Idaho State Rep. Sue Chew

October 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

4:30 p.m. Farnsworth Room, Student Union Building. Interested in how the Idaho State Legislature works? Want to get involved? Join the Boise State Political Science Association to meet Rep. Sue Chew and learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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November 2017

Nov. 3: Digital Ecosystems Conference

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. City Center Plaza. 777 West Main Street, Boise, ID. The Office of Information Technology is proud to present the Digital Ecosystems Conference (DigEco). DigEco brings industry, education and government audiences together under a shared commitment to advancing the use of digital technology in teaching and learning. For more information and to register, visit:

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Nov. 3: Department of Physics Seminar Series

November 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 108. David Kasper from the University of Wyoming will present on "Exoplanet Characterization Using the Wyoming Infrared Observatory."

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Nov. 8: Writing for Publication and Performance

November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6-7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Panel features four published authors from genres including creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and Young Adult fiction. The panelists will share their experiences and offer publication advice for aspiring writers. Authors include: Bruce Ballenger, Phil Atlakson, Clyde Moneyhun, and Buffy Naillon.

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Nov. 10: Physics Department Seminar Series

November 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 108. Dr. Natasha Holmes, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Cornell University, will discuss "Rethinking Introductory Physics Lab Course."

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December 2017

Dec. 1: Department of Physics Seminar Series

December 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1:30-2:30 p.m. MP 108. Josh Bandfield, Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute will present on "Understanding the global distribution and formation processes of water and hydroxyl on the moon."

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Dec. 2: Chemistry Club’s 10th Annual Holiday Demo

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Union Simplot Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building. There will be hands-on science activities from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m with science demonstrations beginning at 12:00 p.m. This event is fun for all ages and admission is free!

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Dec. 6: Research Community Meeting, Learn About Using XSEDE Resources

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5-7 p.m. Student Union Building, Bishop Barnwell Room. Join guest speaker Nancy Wilkins-Diehr of the University of California San Diego  Supercomputing Center for an informal talk about the Extended Collaborative Support Service program (ECSS), expert help with optimizing use of XSEDE resources (funded by the National Science Foundation), including: Performance analysis Visualization Workflows Data analytics Efficient use of accelerators I/O optimization Petascale optimization Science Gateways Community Institute: Science gateways allow science & engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials,…

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Dec. 8: The Story Collider, Stories About Science

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Student Union Building, Lookout Room. The Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Discovery Center of Idaho present: the Story Collider, a nationally traveling live show and podcast featuring all kinds of storytellers. Five brave students will take the stage to tell their true, personal stories. No lectures, no slides, no props. Ranging from the intellectual to outrageous, from funny to profound, they’ll explore the deeply human side of engineering. The theme…

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