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MCEDC Digest - January 22 , 2018
Program News & Announcements
Are you graduating in May, 2018?

1) Make sure you apply online to graduate and complete your departmental paperwork for graduation by Feb. 1, 2018.

2) Please email mcedc@colorado.edu that you plan on graduating this semester so we can begin the process of verifying the completion of your EDC Graduate Certificate so that it is awarded upon your official graduation. Thank you and congratulations!
Do you need to complete a Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA)?

You are required to report if you are a PRA, Research Associate, Post-Doctoral Associate, Research Assistant (all levels), Instructor (all levels), Librarian, Museum Associate  or Fellow.  Non-employee Grad Students must report if currently involved in the design, conduct or reporting of any research or if involved in a CU employee-affiliated company/entity. Complete the report by logging into myCUinfo.  A 2018 DEPA is required to be on file regardless of whether or not a conflict exists. Deadline:  Mar. 31, 2018
Development Breakfast Discussion
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 9 am
Le Peep, 2525 Arapahoe Ave

This week we will be discussing: Climate Change and Development. Contact Caleb Cord with questions. 
Events & Webinars
Opportunities & Challenges of Economic Development
T ues, Jan 23, 2018
12 - 1:15 pm
Old Main Chapel

Join three experts to discuss recent global trends in economic development: the benefits and costs of economic growth, gender and development, and economic development programs with a focus on the business of international development and post-conflict/disaster development.  For more information.
Welcome Chilean Engineering Students
Tues, Jan 23, 2018 at 5:30 - 7:30 pm
SEEC S228: The Sievers Room

Join Karl Linden and EDC alumnus Jeff Walters in giving a very warm welcome to a group of outgoing Chilean engineering students visiting CU-Boulder as a part of a partnership with Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.  This fun exchange will allow you to interact with your Latin American engineering counterparts and even practice your Spanish.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. 
Flood Modeling and Early Warning Assessments for Downstream Communities of Koka Dam, Ethiopia
Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 12:00pm
CSTPR Conference Rm, 1333 Grandview Ave.

Join Katie Chambers, EDC student, as she discusses quantitative and qualitative data collected as part of the Climate Centre internship in Addis Ababa and rural communities in Ethiopia. The primary goal of the study was to access the feasibility of expanding self-learning algorithms (FUNES) to Koka Dam, Ethiopia's oldest hydroelectric dam. 
How Cities Are Managing Their Transportation Growing Pains
Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 5pm EST

Rapidly growing cities in developing regions are experiencing new problems in transportation. While the problems advance, they also present opportunities for a more sustainable future.This webinar explores case studies and introduces urban issues, policies, and initiatives that are taking place in frontier markets. Register now. 
Rethinking Scientific Presentations: The Assertion-Evidence Approach
Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 10am -12pm
SEEC C120

Instead of following PowerPoint's headlines and bulleted lists, learn to build your talk on key messages supported by visual evidence. Research has found that assertion-evidence talks are more focused and better understood by audiences. Bring a laptop to create slides beforehand for your research  following this tutorialRSVP for event.
Climate change, climate engineering and the 'global poor': What does justice require?
Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 12 - 1 pm
Hellems 269

Join Marion Hourdequin, associate professor and chair of CU's philosophy department, for this seminar discussing planet-wide engineering strategies to counteract global climate change, aka "geo-engineering", and how the justification for this research leaves behind the global poor.
WASH 2018 Symposium
March 6-7, 2018

If you have a passion for WASH mark your calendar for the 6th annual CO WASH Symposium, a student-organized event bringing together premier academics and practitioners from the NGO sector engaged in water, sanitation and hygiene research and practice. The two-day event consists of panels, presentations and interactive sessions. FREE.  More info.
Employment Opportunities
Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell
Feb 2, 2018 - Application deadline

The Departments of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University seeks a scholar whose work touches on themes such as social justice, sustainability, resilience and risk. Taylor Fellows are appointed for two years and will teach three courses during that time. Apply here.
Barr Foundation Seeks Climate Resilience Program Officer
Feb 2, 2018 - Application deadline

The goal of the Climate Resilience focus area is to increase the capacity of Greater Boston's residents, neighborhoods, institutions and businesses to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. More information and to apply.
J.M. Kaplan Fund Seeks Environment Program Director

The Jacob Merrill Kaplan Fund operates grant programs focused on the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. They are looking for a dynamic change maker to lead their Environmental Program, a $1M fund. This position could be full or part-time. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@jmkfund.org 
Funding Opportunities
UGGS Spring Travel Grant 
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 5 pm - Grants open
Feb 2, 2018 at 5 pm - Grants close

The United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) is offering travel grants. Graduate students may apply for up to $300 for individual travel within the US, Mexico, Canada and US territories and up to $750 for group grants, which can be used for events held in Boulder. Submit an application and learn more.
CalSEED Initiative Grant Funding
February 1, 2018 - Applications open

The California Energy Commission's CalSEED initiative is an early stage grant funding and professional development program for innovators working to bring clean energy concepts to market. They are looking for early-stage clean energy ideas and the application will cover innovation, social impact, readiness and team. Selected awardees will receive up to $150K for R&D. Complete an intent to apply form on calseed.fund and read the application manual. 
Calls & Conferences
Call for Nominations
Feb. 16, 2018 - Nominations Due

The pilot initiative, "New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (SEM)", seeks to identify outstanding early-career SEM leaders to articulate and communicate the evidence base to address national and global challenges; provide new perspectives on issues important to the National Academies; and identify approaches to expand the diversity of expertise on the Academies' activities. 

Nominate yourself or someone you know who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership and serving the SEM community through science policy, communication, education, outreach, international or interdisciplinary engagement, or leadership development.  Nominate now.  
Comment on VCS's Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard Project Requirements
Jan. 3 - Mar. 4: Public consultation period

SD VISta will be a flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities, helping unlock new sources of finance. The core component is the Project Requirements, which set the indicators with which projects must demonstrate compliance to be certified to SD VISta. Your comments will help ensure that the requirements are clear and meet the needs of projects and their investors and supporters. Provide comments here.  For more information.
Call for Proposals
Mar. 1, 2018 - Proposal deadline

This year's Internationalization Summit on April 13, is "What's with a border? International engagement in a troubled world". The event is intended to be a forum to engage in meaningful conversation, connect and share practices and present emerging research relating to the internationalization of higher education. Formats for the summit include research presentations, applied workshops, lectures, reflective sessions, round-tables, and panel discussions. More guidance on submitting proposals.
Traveling for Conference Presentations or Research?
Conferences Presentations: If you are presenting EDC-relevant work at a conference, a pply on the  MCEDC Resources website  for small travel grants. On the website  you can also find links to other department, college, and campus funding opportunities.

Research:  If you are conducting graduate research in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Latin America, apply for the Boren Scholarship to travel in the 2018-2019 academic year. Email steven.rose@colorado.edu for details. Application closes in late Jan.
News Overview
From governments to Hollywood, gender (in)equality has been at the forefront of discussions across many sectors in 2017, including global development. Devex's top stories included how to never host an all-male panel again, why mentoring is essential for women to advance professionally; and coverage of #AidToo, which looked at sexual assault and harassment in global development.

Applying for Jobs?
Devex's 2017 coverage broke down key advice on using volunteering opportunities to jumpstart your global development career, launching a career with the UN, and having a stand-out CV. And to get a job, typically you need an INTERVIEW. But Devex is here to help you prepare for a competency-based interview, talk about your greatest weakness, and handle unusual job interview questions, such as what flavor ice cream would you be and why.
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