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September 2017

Sept. 13: “Let’s Talk” Informational Session – Inclusive Excellence

September 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1 p.m. Employee Learning and Development Lab (2225 W. University Dr., Capitol Village #103). Facilitated by Francisco Salinas, Director of Boise State University Student Diversity and Inclusion. "Inclusive Excellence" captures the heart a new approach to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Come and explore this concept and enjoy a conversation about how this can apply to your world. This will be an interactive session with lots of opportunities to hear and be heard on the matters at hand. "Let's Talk"…

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Sept. 20: Blue Sky Institute Workshop

September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. Employee Learning and Development Lab (2225 W. University Dr., Capitol Village #103). Facilitated by Ron Pfeiffer, Kinesiology professor, Associate Dean in the College of Health Sciences, and Executive Director of the Center for Orthopedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR). The Blue Sky Institute (BSI) was officially approved in July of 2016 and is a collaborative venture between the College of Health Sciences and Business and Economics. The BSI will provide the foundation for a university-wide collaboration around our most…

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Sept. 27: BroncoFit – First Steps in Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11 a.m. Employee Learning and Development Lab (2225 W. University Dr., Capitol Village #103). Facilitated by Michelle Ihmels, who oversees BroncoFit and is the Direct of Wellness. First Steps in Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle - Do you want to improve your health through changes in nutrition and physical activity, but don't know where to begin? Learn how to take the important initial steps towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. This presentation will highlight the benefits of both nutrition and physical activity,…

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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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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. 19: Computing Colloquium

October 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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3 p.m. BGYM, room 219. Boise State's PhD in Computing welcomes Dr. Aaron Halfaker, Principal Research Scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation and a Senior Scientist at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Halfaker's remarks are titled "Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia" This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://computing.boisestate.edu/seminars/.

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Oct. 19: Intersecting Imaginaries Lecture Series – Mariah Devereux Herbeck

October 19, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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4:15 p.m. ILC, room 201. Dr. Mariah Devereux Herbeck, Dept. of World Languages at Boise State University, will be the speaker for the lecture "From All-Seeing to Absent: The French Female Concierge's Journey from Page to Screen". Dr. Devereux Herbeck explores the role of the female concierge in French culture and society, and her disappearances in the novels and film adaptations of Simenon. The concierge is both powerful-she sees all the comings and going of a given apartment building-and maligned…

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Oct. 20: Using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360° Video in Higher Education

October 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 a.m. RFH, room 301. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been touted as the "next big things" in higher education. Is it all hype, or is there real promise in using these technologies to educate students? In this workshop, we will explore VR and AR technologies along with 360-degree video and discuss their applications within higher education. You will also have the opportunity to try out some of these technologies, so come prepared to have some hands-on…

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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: https://bcal.boisestate.edu/teaching/courses/morley-nelson-snake-river-birds-prey-national-conservation-area-science-working-group-annual-symposium-october-30-2017/

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November 2017

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. 9: A talk with Vincent Sherry – “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifices of the Great War”

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist room. The Hemingway Literary Center Presents: Front, Homefront, Aftermath: 100 Years After "the war to End all Wars" Commemorating World War One and the Legacy of Total War. Professor Vincent Sherry will present this talk as a category of value and practice, imposed and embattled in the war in the world of Richard Adlington, David Jones, and Ford Madox Ford. Mechanization combined with traditional understandings of nation, duty, and warfare made World War One…

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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. 1: MFA Program Presents Author Chris Offutt

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Acclaimed author Chris Offutt

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. The MFA in Creative Writing at Boise State University presents acclaimed author Chris Offutt. This reading is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Offutt is the author of one novel, two short story collections, and two memoirs, including his most recent book, “My Father, the Pornographer.” His works of fiction include “Out of the Woods,” “The Good Brother,” and “Kentucky Straight.” Honors for his work include…

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January 2018

Jan. 24: Discussion: “A Panel on Signs of Identity: Constructing Selves with Images and Texts”

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6-7:30 p.m. Simplot Ballroom D, Student Union Building In support of Narratives, an exhibition in the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery featuring the work of Samuel L. Paden, the university is hosting a speaker series centered around civil discourse on identity and art. Dora Ramirez, Gautam Basu Thakur and Dan Scott will participate in this panel that combines Boise State's art and English departments. The three will discuss the role of textual and visual signs in the construction of modern and…

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Jan. 25: Public Lecture with Artists Michael McFalls and Jon Swindler

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bishop Barnwell Room, Boise State Student Union Building

6 p.m. Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building Artists Michael McFalls and Jon Swindler will speak about their exhibition, New Residue, that opens at Boise State with a reception on Jan. 26. McFalls and Swindler work collaboratively to create works that blur the lines between printmaking and sculpture. While on campus, beginning Jan. 22, they will work with students to create an on-site installation in the Visual Arts Center Gallery One.

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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: First Friday Astronomy Lecture and Stargazing

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30-9:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Classroom Building/Education Building, rooftop observatory The Department of Physics and Professor Brian Jackson host Christy Tremonti, assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will present a talk, "Cosmic Chemistry: New Insights from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV." Weather permitting, stargazing will follow the lecture at 8:30 p.m. in the rooftop observatory in the Education Building.  

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Feb. 7: Hemingway Literary Center Presents Scott Yenor

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Lookout Room, Student Union Building. Boise State Professor Scott Yenor will be presenting a talk "World War I and the Russian Revolution: Solzhenitsyn's Red Wheel". The Hemingway Literary Center Presents: Front, Home Front, Aftermath: 100 Years After "The War to End All Wars" Commemorating World War One and the Legacy of Total War. For more information, please visit https://english.boisestate.edu/hemingway-literary-center/ or contact  Cheryl Hindrichs at (208) 901-5500, cherylhindrichs@boisestate.edu.

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Feb. 7: Speaker Series Event #3: ‘Speaking as (Significant) Other’ with Amy Arellano and Christina Ivey

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6-7:30 p.m. Farnsworth Room, Boise State Student Union In support of Narratives, an exhibition in the SUB Fine Arts Gallery featuring the work of Samuel L. Paden, the university is hosting a speaker series centered around civil discourse on identity and art. The third event in the series, "Speaking as (Significant) Other," will feature Amy Arelleno, lecturer and assistant director of forensics and adjunct faculty Christina Ivey, both from the Department of Communication. Amy Arelleno The speakers will present their research…

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Feb. 12: Andrus Lecture: What Does Quality Early Childhood Education Look Like?

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. This event is free. Steven Barnett, Ph.D. and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, will be the speaker for this lecture. Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and a Senior Co-Director of NIEER. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan, and his research applies economic analysis to issues of education policy, particularly for the early childhood years. Barnett's research includes studies…

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Feb. 19: Samuel Fleischacker: ‘Being Me, Being You: Adam Smith on Empathy, Perspective and Humanity

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Samuel Fleischacker 6 p.m. Simplot Ballroom, Boise State Student Union Building Samuel Fleischacker, the LAS distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, presents "Being Me, Being You: Adam Smith on Empathy, Perspective and Humanity," for the 2018 Adam Smith Lecture sponsored by the Department of Economics. Fleischbacker is the author of "On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion." The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Lincoln Garage. The…

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Feb. 23: College of Education – 4th Friday Research Talk

February 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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1:30 p.m. Education Building, room 110. James Slotta, Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Research at Boston College, will be the speaker for the talk "Smart Classrooms for Learning Communities". Since 2008, Slotta and his team have been researching and developing the Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) model to inform the design of semester-length science curricula in which the whole class works together as a learning community. This research has investigated numerous paradigms for engaging students in individual, collaborative, small group…

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