MCEDC Digest, January 29, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Student Breakfast & Discussion

Friday, February 5
9:00 am
Dot's Diner On the Hill
1333 Broadway

Join in with friends and new faces for an informal breakfast and discussion at Dot's Diner. We hope to make this a regular event for good food and good development discussion. (Students will buy their own breakfast.)
EDC Speaker Series

Mark your calendars for the EDC Spring Speaker Series events! 

Tuesday, February 2 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IBS 155A
Steve Radelet, Former Chief Economist of USAID
(details below)

Wednesday, February 10 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory  (DLC 1B70)
Jeff Walters, EDC Alumni

Tuesday, March 8 (Note date change)
5:00 pm -6:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory   (DLC 1B70)
Avery Bang, Bridges to Prosperity and Joel Hartter, CU Boulder

Tuesday, April 12 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory   (DLC 1B70)
Upcoming Presentation by Steven Radelet, former Chief Economist of USAID

Tuesday, February 2
4:00 pm - 5:00pm
CU Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Science
Room: IBS 155A

Join us for an interesting talk by Steven Radelet on his stimulating new book  The Great Surge:The Ascent of the Developing World Radelet is the  Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development at Georgetown University and  Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution. His new book discusses progress in reducing poverty, improving health, increasing incomes, expanding health, reducing conflict, and encouraging democracy within the past two decades.  The Great Surge tells the story of this unprecedented progress and discusses  why it happened, and what it may portend for the future.
Colorado WASH Symposium

March 1-2, 2016
CU SEEC Building 
4001 Discovery Drive
Register here

The WASH Symposium is an annual student-run event designed to provide a platform for sharing and expanding knowledge in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene in the context of development. The symposium brings together leaders and WASH practitioners in social enterprises, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and development agencies. The event includes many speakers and panel discussions on relevant topics. Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yourself a spot. 
Other Events
United Nations Association Film Festival - Denver

Sunday, January 31
11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Sie Film Center (2510 E. Colfax Ave)

The United Nations Association Denver Chapter and the Denver Film Society present the 2nd Annual UNAFF Traveling Film Festival - Denver, sponsored by the Denver Investment Club! Join us for a day of award-winning documentary films and engaging panel discussions about today's most pressing global issues. This year's theme is "Running out of Time" - focusing on the time-sensitive development goals our world is facing. Click here for more information and to buy tickets. 
Panel Discussion about AAAS CASE Workshop

Thursday, February 4
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
CIRES Building, Room S274

To learn more about the AAAS CASE Workshop please attend a panel discussion with previous winners of the competition. Nick Valcourt, MCEDC Student Representative, will be participating in the panel! The panel will be moderated by Abby Benson from CU's Office of Government Relations. Cosponsored by the CU-Boulder chapter of the  Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) .For more information click here
Cities, Earthquakes, and Time: a seminar by 2015 EERI Distinguished Speaker, Prof. Robert Olshansky

Thursday, February 4
5:30 to 7:00 pm

The CU-Boulder student chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is pleased to announce a seminar on February 4th by Robert Olshansky from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , a renowned expert in land use and planning for natural hazards. See flyer  for more information. 
Engineering for Developing Communities Summer Program

Mid-July to Mid-August
Mekelle, Ethiopia

Technion International will be hosting a summer program, " Engineering for Developing Communities."  The course is led by the Engineers Without Borders Technion Chapter, and will be taught this year in Mekelle, Ethiopia in cooperation with Mekelle University.
The course is open to any undergraduate or graduate students from any university in the world.  This unique program provides a hands-on, real life learning experience for those interested in making a difference in the way engineering is practiced globally regarding community development. Students are challenged to approach problems with innovative and critical thinking, and are provided with multi-disciplinary tools to address a wide range of engineering and development challenges in a sustainable and holistic way. See flyer or visit website for more information. 

Employment Opportunities
Innovations for Poverty Action Openings

Location: San Francisco, Stanford, 
or Washington DC
Start Date: TBD

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world's poor. They are currently looking for a Temporary Data Management Research Associate and a Temporary Part-time Data Management Research Associate. If you are interested in either of these positions, contact Rita Klees
IMPACT Openings

If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money¹s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with  Impact Impact  is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. They work in states where they can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future. Impact  is now accepting applications to join their team in August 2016! They also have immediate positions available.  If you aren¹t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact .
You can learn more and apply at Or contact Anna at Anna will be on campus February 1-3 and available to meet with students. 
Mortenson Center Travel Grants

The Mortens on Center provides travel grants to students who are prese nting their EDC-related work at conferences. The amou nt of funds available has also recently increased! Students can now apply for $300 travel grants for domestic conferences and $500 grants for international conferences.  Details are available on the MCEDC resources website, in the section called " Conference Funding Opportunities ."
Devex Memberships

Remember if you are an EDC graduate student you now have a membership with Devex. This is a great resource for development news, jobs, and funding. 
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