MCEDC Digest, December 4, 2015
Program News & Announcements
Seeking Student Assistant for Administrative Assignments
The Mortenson Center is looking for a student to assist with the preparation of the weekly and quarterly EDC digests, and other tasks as they arise.
Hourly employment, with 10 hour per week maximum, throughout the spring semester.  [Remember that student employees are limited to working a total of 20 hours per week across all appointments. Therefore, students with 50% RA or TA appointments are not eligible to apply.]

To apply, please send a resume and short statement of interest to Robyn Sandekian ( Applications will be reviewed as received.
Are You Graduating?

Are you a graduating EDC student this semester? Please email Robyn ( ) and let her know your major/degree.
Spring 2016 Fellowship Application for MCEDC Now Available!  Get the application here.
EDC Speaker, December 10
Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab

Thursday, December 10
5:00-6:30 p.m.
BESC 180

Sheldon is the President and CEO of the PeaceTech Lab.
The  Lab was created by the U.S. Institute of Peace as a 
separate entity to further advance USIP's work at the intersection of technology, media, and data to help reduce violent conflict around the world. Sheldon Himelfarb joined USIP from The Corporate Executive Board, where he was on the Technology Practice Leadership Team, working with chief information officers from governments, universities and multi-national corporations. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University. He has held visiting or guest scholar positions at the Brookings Institution, Harvard University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
EDC Social, December 11

Friday, December 11
5:00-7:00 p.m.
The D ark Horse

The last EDC Social of the semester is coming up soon.
Don't let this one pass you by! We will have an area reserved for us upstairs at the Dark Horse. This event will feature free appetizers and a White Elephant Gift Exchange. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, wrap up an interesting item lying around your house that you no longer want and bring it to the gift exchange.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Post-Doc Position with Fecal Waste Accounting
The University of North Carolina Water Institute is  accepting applications for a post-doctoral researcher  in sanitation. Research will focus on "fecal waste  accounting" to estimate the release of untreated  waste to the environment from sanitation technologies  at various steps of the fecal waste management chain.  Research in this area seeks to help prioritize the risks  from leakages and their control. Online Training Courses

These e-courses include titles such as Technical Project Management in WASH Emergencies, Basic Principles of Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Response, and Understanding and Coping with Traumatic Stress. See these and more here.
Careers at is an international organization working to solve the global water crisis. We are committed to providing safe water and improved sanitation to communities in developing countries. Working in partnership with donors and beneficiaries, we have helped people around the world develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water and sanitation services.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for more exceptional, driven, and passionate individuals to join our team. You can apply now for any of the open positions listed on our website.
World Toilet Day 2015

World Toilet Day was November 20 this year. Read an article on written by Professor Linden titled "Toilet talk: meeting one of the world's grand challenges with innovation."

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