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MCEDC Digest - May 14 , 2018
Sustainability Education Panel During Boulder StartupWeek
Wed. May 16, 2018 9-9:50am
Madelife, 2000 21st St. Boulder

Professor Karl Linden will participate on an exceptional panel of educators, practitioners, startup leaders, and the Chief Sustainability Officer at CU-Boulder as a part of Boulder Startup Week. One topic of their discussion will be the many options for professional positions in sustainability and how an education in sustainability prepares you for success.  Reserve your seat online. (Listed under the title: "Did you know that Boulder offers some of the best sustainability education available in the U.S.?")

Boulder Startup Week is an independent, free, five-day event that celebrates the unique community in Colorado. It is its 9th year and this is the first time they are featuring a sustainability track
On Campus and Local Events
Evidence Based Decision-making as a Practical Tool
Tue. May 22, 2018, 12-1:30pm at the  Posner Center

How can organizations use the data they collect to actually shape decision-making and action? It's a deceivingly simple question, yet organizations often fail to act on the data that they collect. Join IDinsight as they share several examples from work in Africa and India that demonstrate what kind of change is possible when organizations ask the right questions, collect good data, and use that to inform their work. Examples will range from readily-available data to impact evaluation and randomized control trials.
Looking for electives to take at CU?
Summer Session A
CVEN/EVEN 4834/5834 Environmental Impact Assessment
June 4 - July 6, 2018 with Paola Almeida Guerra, Visiting Associate Professor - ESPOL

This course will cover impact analysis of engineering projects considering the cause-effect relationship between project activities and the affected environmental components. International environmental laws will also be covered for context in proper judgement to evaluate environmental impacts in developing economies. The course will propose development methods for Environmental Management Plans to establish mitigation measures for environmental impacts.
Fall Semester
CVEN 5837 Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management
ENVS 6303 Transportation and Sustainable Cities
ENVS 6302 Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Livelihoods

GEOG/GEOL 5093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 5103 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 5203 Geographic Information Science: Modeling Applications

ENST 5000 Energy Systems and Technologies
ENVS 5820/ENST 5001 Energy Policy in the 21st Century
ENVS 6301 Environmental and Energy Economics
Policy for the Environment and Science
ENVS 5000 Policy, Science and the Environment
ENVS 5100 Environmental Decision-Making
ENVS 5110 Science, Technology and Society
ENVS 5701 Policy, Politics and Management: Foundations

Geography and Political Economy
ETHN 5102 Special Topics in Africana Studies
ETHN 6103 Indigenous Thought and Theory: Foundations in NAIS
GEOG 5632 Development Geography
GEOG 5712 Political Geography
GEOG 6732 Formal Population Geography: Analysis and Forecasting
PSCI 7123 Conflict Behavior: The Politics of Violence
PSCI 7132 Comparative Political Economy

Food Systems
ENVS 5840/GEOG 5100 Global Biogeochemical Cycles
ENVS 6304 Intro to Food Systems Internationally
ENVS 6305 Food Systems Solutions? Evaluation of Food System Debates
Webinars & Online Courses
Free Online Course: Indigenous Canada
Starts Mon., May 14, 2018, rolling enrollment

Join this 12-module course, the most popular online course in Canada in 2017, that teaches Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada from an indigenous perspective. The course, developed by Native Studies at Unversity of Alberta, ranges from pre-contact to present-day Indigenous movements, such as Idle No More. Register for free
AI for Earth
Wed. May 23, 2018, 8:00am

Microsoft's first Chief Environmental Scientist, Dr. Lucas Joopa is the webinar speaker. He oversees AI for Earth, a program dedicated to deploying Microsoft's AI research and tech in climate change, agriculture, water, and biodiversity conservation. Register. FREE
Gender Issues in Humanitarian Action
Conflicts and natural disasters impact women, men, girls and boys differently. As humanitarians, we need to understand these gender-specific issues properly to take well-considered decisions and avoid doing harm. This e-learning pathway includes: using a "gender lens" in humanitarian programming; and how to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Register for free
Paid Internship With PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a graduate-level intern to assist the Director of State and Regional Affairs. This position is full or part-time between June and Sept. 2018, and is located in Seattle (preferred) or Richland WA. M.S. students apply here and learn more. Ph.D. students apply here and learn more.  
Job Search Help
6 tips to overcome your imposter syndrome
At some point in our careers, we all battle with that little voice in our head that tells us we aren't good enough. It can hold us back from networking with confidence, expressing ideas, applying for jobs or going for promotions. Some estimates suggest that imposter syndrome affects 70% of people. While it affects men and women, research suggests women are more likely to see it impact career growth.

In the global development sector we often need to confront new challenges and uncertainty: posting to a new country, last-minute changes in scope of work, or responding to a crisis where the situation changes day to day. Read Devex's 6 tips on overcoming these negative thoughts so you can concentrate on your job search and career goals.
Funding Opportunities & Calls
Graduate Student Fellowships in Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements
Deadline: Wed. May 30, 5:00pm

USAID/OFDA and Habitat for Humanity International offer this fellowship to support the thesis or professional report writing efforts of two fellows during the summer of 2018, with a focus on shelter and settlements in humanitarian settings. For more information
Forum on Scenarios for Climate & Societal Futures - Call for Session Proposals
University of Denver
Deadline: Fri. June, 15, 2018

Researchers are using a variety of approaches to characterize future societal and environmental conditions including the SDGs. The Scenarios Forum will bring together diverse communities to share their experiences, progress and plans. Research and workshop session proposals on relevant topics are now being accepted here. The conference is March 11-13, 2019.
Traveling for Conference 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.
News Briefing
What Men In Disaster Response Should Do to Promote Gender Equality
Men have an important role to play in creating safer and more supportive work environments for women in disaster response roles, both on the ground and at headquarters.  +Read More on Devex
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced
that it will expand the scope of its US-focused work beyond the education programs it currently supports. CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann announced a $159 million commitment over four years to focus on "mobility from poverty" and will seek to address the "barrier of persistent poverty" that has stymied the foundation's education goals so far. +Read More on Devex
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