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February 2018

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

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

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
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

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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Feb. 26: Descartes and the Need for a Philosophic Method

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

9 a.m., Multipurpose Building Room 118. Free and open to the public. Arthur Milikh of Catholic University and the Heritage Foundation presents on Descartes and the Need for a Philosophic Method. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles as associate director of The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Before joining the Heritage Foundation, Milikh worked for the House Armed Services Committee and at the Hudson Institute.

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Feb. 26: Arthur Milikh on President’s Day

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
Free
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

7 p.m. Lookout Room, Student Union Building. Free and open to the public. Arthur Milikh of the Heritage Foundation and Catholic University of America will speak on "Donald Trump and the Meaning of American Greatness." Free parking will be available in the Lincoln garage. Arthur Milikh is director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics where he oversees the center’s research portfolio and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the…

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March 2018

March 6: Federal Regulation: A Behind the Scenes Look from a Washington Insider

March 6 @ 6:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

6 p.m., Lookout Room, Student Union Building. "Federal Regulation: Formal Rules and How Agencies Can Sidestep Them. The 4-Way Tug of War: Agencies vs. OMB vs. Congress vs. Private Sector. A Behind the Scenes Look from a Washington Insider" Right now, there is a sea change in regulatory practices going on within the Trump Administration that is largely unknown to the average American. The lecture will dissect this transformation and explains: The rule-making process and its variations Other formal agency…

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March 6: Kenyan Folk Music Presentation

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83725

Evans Obanda Ouma Mbinji 7-8 p.m.: Morrison Center Recital Hall Kenyan Choral Conductor Evans Obanda Ouma Mbinji will give a presentation on the traditions and performance of Kenyan music. The program is free and open to the public. During this session, Mbinji will detail the forces of cultural dynamism and change found in this repertoire. He will discuss the logistical considerations in the performance of traditional music including arrangements, the role of soloists, and more. For more information, contact Prof.…

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March 6: Uncharted Territory: The Changing Landscape of Family Life

Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

7 p.m., Micron Business and Economics Building, Skaggs Hall, Room 1301. Stephanie Coontz, a faculty member at Evergreen State College presents Uncharted Territory: The Changing Landscape of Family Life, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6. The event is sponsored by Boise State's Gender Studies Program, Department of History, School of Public Service, Department of Sociology, and Student Diversity and Inclusion. The free event is open to all Boise State faculty, staff and students.

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March 7: Lecture with Visiting Ceramics Artist Jonathan Keep

March 7 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 150, Liberal Arts Building. Keep's diverse studio practice ranges from wheel-thrown domestic ware to vessel forms generated from computer code. These sculptural pots are inspired by nature, and are printed in clay using a 3D printer built by Keep. The lecture is free and open to the public. While at Boise State, Keep is also offering a workshop, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., March 7-8, in Room 150. The workshop is casual, attendees can attend part, or…

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March 12: ‘Acting for Television: An Evening with Erich Lane’ in Conversation with Heather Marion

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

7 p.m. Lookout Room of the Boise State Student Union Building The Boise State Arts and Humanities Institute (AHI) presents this evening with the actor, Erich Lane, in conversation with writer, actor, producer Heather Marion. Lane is a cast member of the Netflix-original series, Dear White People, and he stars as professional hand model Erik Thomas Layne on the Comedy Central branded series, Handy (episodes are available to stream at handytheseries.com). Lane graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. His recent…

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March 19: Lee E. Ohanian on ‘How Land-Use Regulations are Depressing U.S. Economic Growth’

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Micron Business and Economics Building, 1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725 United States

3-4:30 p.m. Micron Business and Economics Building, Executive Education Classroom 4100 Lee E. Ohanian, a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is visiting Boise and will speak at the College of Business and Economics. His talk is titled "How Land-Use Regulations are Depressing U.S. Economic Growth." Ohanian is also the director of the Ettinger Family Program in macroeconomic research at UCLA, where he has taught…

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March 22: Visiting Curator Lecture: ‘Seattle/Istanbul Poster Show’

March 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

1:30-3 p.m. Visual Arts Center Gallery at the Hemingway Center Daniel R. Smith (Seattle, Washington) and Ardan Ergüven (Istanbul, Turkey) will talk about their own work as designers and their collaborative work curating the international Seattle/Istanbul Poster Show. A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk from 3-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through March 25. It is presented in partnership with the School of the Arts, the Art Department, and the…

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April 2018

April 2: Growing a Revolution – Bringing the Soil Back to Life

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

6-7 p.m. Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building. David Montgomery, MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Award" recipient and author of "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" comes to Boise State for a lecture and signing of his new book "Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." This event is free and open to the public. It is co-hosted by Boise State's environmental studies and global studies programs, the Treasure Valley Food Coalition, and the Ada Soil and Water Conservation District. David R.…

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April 2: Lecture: ‘The Future of Truth’ with Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

7 p.m., Special Events Center. The Idaho Library Association, Idaho Commission for Libraries, and Idaho Media Initiative invite the community to explore the world of information and misinformation. Lee Rainie, Director of Internet and Technology Research at Pew Research Center, will discuss changes in the information ecosystem, including bots, schemes, and algorithms that affect our ability to effectively navigate the world of social media. Free and open to the public

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April 5: Jessica Jones – Pop Culture Via Feminist Lenses

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

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

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

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 19: “Our Common Ground” – Talk with Amy Verbeten

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Noon. Liberal Arts Building. Across the West, it is all too common for communities and relationships between neighbors to be torn apart by misunderstandings and perceived conflicts between the goals of farming/ranching families and the goals of land and water conservation groups. In Teton Valley, Idaho, they are actively working to change that. An innovative group of leaders in the farming/ranching industry, land and water conservation groups, and local government has come together to create a shared vision of watershed conservation…

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April 23: Earth In Human Hands – Talk with David Grinspoon

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

7:30 p.m. Special Events Center, Student Union Building.

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April 23: Lecture by David Grinspoon, Astrobiologist, Writer

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m. Boise State Special Events Center Boise State University Department of Physics, the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall, and the Idaho Environmental Forum welcome David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author, for a lecture on his new book, Earth in Human Hands. The event is free and open to the public. Grinspoon will follow the lecture with a book signing at 8:30 p.m. in the lobby. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

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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April 27: Filmmaker Sandy Stern

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Hatch Ballroom A. The MFA in Creative Writing at Boise State University will present filmmaker Sandy Stern, best known for his work on Velvet Goldmine, Saved!, and Being John Malkovich, a cult classic that won numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay. Stern founded the production company Single Cell with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and actor Sean Penn. His most recent films…

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May 2018

May 4: First Friday Astronomy Lecture + Stargazing

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7:30 p.m. Science and Education Building, Room 112 Boise State University's Department of Physics will host its monthly First Friday Astronomy Lecture + Stargazing event with Abigail Sheffer, a senior program officer of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Sheffer will speak about how science can inform policy in today’s complex and often contradictory environment. Stargazing on the rooftop of the Science and Education Building will follow the lecture at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. The…

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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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