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April 2018

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

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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 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 10: Weed Warrior Training on the Greenbelt

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1 p.m. Liberal Arts Building.

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April 10: Documentary Showing – The Third Industrial Revolution

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Special Events Center, Student Union Building. Join us this Earth Week to experience this ground breaking documentary that attempts to re-frame our discourse around sustainability, economics, and the future-- beyond the democrat-republican deadlock. Jeremy Rifkin is now famous for his vision for a Third Industrial Revolution, which President Xi in China and Angela Merkel in Germany are already putting into action. Learn about why the U.S. is getting left behind. Unsure? Watch the trailer for The Third Industrial Revolution.…

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April 11: Ethos Project Symposium

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ethos Project Symposium

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: http://ethosprojectboise.com

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April 11: Earth Month Events – Morel Hunting 101

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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7 p.m. Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise. Curious about morel hunting? These little morsels are relatively easy to identify, widespread and give us a great reason to get out of the house and onto our public lands in the spring. Join us for an informal discussion on mushroom-picking ecology, etiquette and edibility with Idaho Conservation League’s experienced morel hunter, Jonathan Oppenheimer. Learn about foraging and cleaning techniques, how to locate spots where morels and other edible mushrooms might…

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April 12: Learn About Writing for The Conversation

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State Student Union Building
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10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Student Union Building, Bishop Barnwell Room. In celebration of Research Month, Boise State welcomes The Conversation’s Ari Fertig to campus to discuss the faculty benefits of sharing their expertise and research through the independent, nonprofit publisher. Fertig will be giving short, 30-minute presentations in the morning and afternoon. Each presentation will be followed by the opportunity for faculty to meet with Fertig one-on-one to discuss pitches or to answer questions. Faculty are encouraged to sign up…

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April 12: Mechanical Engineering Seminar

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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 12: Science Pub Boise – Future of Transportation in the Treasure Valley

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Woodland Empire Alecraft. 1114 W Front St, Boise. Quench your thirst for knowledge at this month’s Science Pub on transportation in the Treasure Valley. We’ll discuss transportation ideas being proposed to keep people moving safely and efficiently throughout the Treasure Valley — and what needs to be done now to make them a reality in the future. The Treasure Valley is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. We’re already seeing the growing pains that accompany…

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April 13: Philosophy Talk – Trevor Adams

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

3:30-5:30 p.m. ILC 204. Trevor Adams from Oklahoma State University will present on "Some Solutions to Kripke's Puzzle."

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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 17: Idaho’s Water: Supply and Quality in a Time of Growth

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8 a.m.-5 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. Price: $50 per ticket, group rates are available. The Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University is sponsoring Idaho's Water: Supply and Quality in a Time of Growth, as their annual environmental forum. The conference will address issues with Idaho's water supply and water quality in the context of rapid population growth and climate change in southern Idaho. Some questions the conference will consider are: 1. The ability to manage Idaho's…

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April 17: Idaho’s Water: Supply and Quality in a Time of Growth

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8 a.m. Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building. The purpose of this Andrus Center conference is to hear perspectives on this issue from irrigation entities, cities, state officials, water experts from other states, the federal Bureau of Reclamation, and others with experience in water delivery and management. The goal is to fashion a means of gathering information about the Treasure Valley’s changing irrigation water use and its implications for both water supplies and water quality. This would define the scope of the…

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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: https://sustainability.boisestate.edu/sustain-home/events/celebrate-earth-day/

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April 18: Celebrate Earth Day: People, Planet, Solutions

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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9 a.m. Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building. Celebrate Earth Day highlights the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy planet and healthy communities. For 2018, this event will highlight the contributions of Boise State’s faculty and students, and the Boise community to the following areas: 1) Science for smart schools, 2) healthy planet=healthy people, 3) science for a changing climate, 4) keep Idaho green ‘beyond the blue’, and 5) art for the eARTh. For more information, please visit https://sustainability.boisestate.edu/sustain-home/events/celebrate- earth-day/.

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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: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Awareness Table

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Atrium, second floor, Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building Craig Grffith, client services manager from IEEE, will host an awareness table with Beth Brin, librarian/associate professor and library liaison to the College of Engineering. Stop by to learn more about the IEEE, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library to which Boise State subscribes, and how the library help with your research. Griffith will also speak to the IEEE student branch at 6 p.m. in ENGR 103. All campus and…

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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
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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 24: Using ‘Blackboard Goals’ to Assess Student Learning

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30-noon. Riverfront Hall, room 301. This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for faculty to use Blackboard Goals and learn how it can be used to assess student learning, either at a course or programmatic level. Faculty will learn how to align learning outcomes with course assignments in Blackboard. They will also learn how to generate an assessment report. Facilitated by Maria Shimel, Drew Jossis, Devshikha Bose and Brian Martin.

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April 25: The Future of Conservation in America with Gary Machlis

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center (SPEC). Free and open to the public. The Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University presents author and professor Gary Machlis for a lecture and Q&A period on the future of conservation in America. Machlis is University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University and served as Science Advisor to the Director, U.S. National Park Service (NPS) during both terms of the Obama administration. He was the first scientist appointed to…

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May 2018

May 11-13: Stan Steiner Book Sale Scholarship Drive

May 11 - May 13
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Times listed below. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. Retiring College of Education professor Stan Steiner is hosting a book sale in order to raise scholarship money for Boise State students. Steiner will be selling off his impressive collection of 40,000 children's and young adult books at discounted prices. All proceeds will go to fund student scholarships. This event is open to the public and free to attend. The book sale will be open: 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 11 9 a.m.-5…

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July 2018

July 6: First Friday Astronomy Lecture

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, Room 112. The free, public event will feature Doug Archer, a Mars research scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He'll discuss recent discoveries by the Curiosity rover in the Gale Crater, a former lake on the Martian surface. Stargazing in the university's observatory will follow the lecture, weather permitting.  

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