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MCEDC Digest, March 13 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
EDC is Hiring!

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time (9 month academic year) instructor position. The instructor will participate in course development and assessment, teaching, faculty governance, and university service with a primary focus on new courses for the professional master's track. More details available on the CU Careers website. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 
EDC at the BIFF

The work of the Mortenson Center was featured at the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) during the showing of 'Holy (UnHoly) Water.' Our program was highlighted by Andrew Syed before the showing of the film and then at a Q&A session following the film. Several attendees expressed interest in the EDC program and wanted to learn more about our students, research, and efforts around the globe. Many thanks to the BIFF for inviting us to be involved. 
Support for Language Learning

Students who are seeking assistance with learning a language for their practicum assignment can now be funded for either an ALTEC (non-credit) language class or a 3-month subscription to an online Rosetta Stone language training course. Students should email their request for support to  mcedc@colorado.edu explaining their need to learn a language and what language they are seeking to study.  Students who receive funding to support language lessons will be required to submit a short report on the effectiveness of the classes/softwarewith respect to learning what they needed to function better during their field practicum. 
EDC Student Group News & Events
Development Breakfast Discussion

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:00am
LePeep's at 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Come join us for our breakfast discussion! Every other week we'll meet up for breakfast to discuss a relevant topic in development. This week's topic will be Balancing Cultural Preservation and Development.  As always, breakfast is covered through by Mortenson Center. See you there!  Note the new time for this semester, designed to accommodate students who have an early morning class! Contact Katie Chambers  or Michael Reinisch  if you have questions.

Other Local Events
Catapult Design Spring Social

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
1115 N Broadway St Suite 108, Denver, CO 80203


Join Catapult Design at their design studio in order to learn more about what they do and to meet other creatives, social innovators, and local change-makers! Snacks and refreshments will be provided!
 
Eco-Social Justice on the Global Frontlines

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, doors open at 5:00 pm
Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC


Vandana Shiva, a world renowned policy expert, author, global leader and justice activist, will speak at CU. She is trained as a nuclear and quantum physicist who has dedicated her life to cultivating "earth democracy" and has made significant contributions to intellectual property rights and biodiversity while making the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalization visible. In addition to her policy and activist work in India, Dr. Shiva advises the governments of Bhutan, Tuscany and Rome. 
For more information
Science is Culture: Understanding Power & Privilege in Community-based Research

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Public Lecture, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, CIRES Auditorium (CIRES Main 338)

Scientists often work in and with communities on research or promoting findings. Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, the Energy & Climate Justice Program Manager at the CU Boulder Environmental Center, and Heidi McCann, an Associate Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center will give a public lecture. Optional registration
 
 
Grad Student Workshop, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, CIRES Fellows Room (Eckeley S274)
 
Gabrieloff-Parish and McCann will be joined by Susan Sullivan, the Director of CIRES Education and Outreach to run the workshop. The workshop will consist of examining the scientific worldview lens and best practices for working with communities, including developing intercultural awareness, conducting research that will benefit communities, and understanding the value of local communities' "informal" knowledge. REQUIRED Registration 
Webinars
Cutting Foreign Aid? Expert Perspectives on US Investment in International Development

Monday, March 13, 2017 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am (Mountain Time) 

Join for a discussion with leading experts, Rajesh Mirchandani and Scott Morris, regarding the rumored funding cuts and their recommendations for the resources and policies required to ensure smart US development policy. The live stream will also be available after the event.
 
The truth about cover letters: What recruiters really look for

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 am  (Mountain Time) 

Jobseekers think of their cover letters as the introduction of their application, yet most recruiters will actually read the CV first. The cover letter is how they will get a feel for you as a potential colleague and your closing argument as to why someone should hire you. During this webinar, learn what to include in a cover letter, how to find a balance between CV highlights and personal content, and how to tailor your message. 

If you register and do not make it online for the webinar, Devex will send you a recording. 
Professional Water Well Drilling in Africa: Incentives and Support

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am 

Drilled water wells are essential to achieving the SDGs, and their design, siting, procurement, construction, project management and supervision will be vital to their success. Join this webinar to gain practical guidance on drilling water wells and learn the six areas of engagement in UNICEF's guide with Dr. Kerstin Danert of the Rural Water Supply Network and Jose Gesti, a UNICEF WASH Specialist. 
For more information
Conferences and Workshops
OU International WaTER Conference, Call for Abstracts

The University of Oklahoma WaTER Center is soliciting abstracts for posters and oral presenations for the OU International WaTER Conference to be held in Norman, OK on September 18-29, 2017. Oral and poster presentations dealing with any technical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, social entrepreneurship or legal aspect of water and sanitation in emerging regions are invited. Interested participants should submit an abstract of 500 words or less to the conference Selection Committee by March 17, 2017For requirements and submission
Conference Scholarships Available for Engineering Sustainability 2017

Engineering Sustainability 2017 has funding available for a limited number of students and junior faculty members (assistant professor level) who wish to attend the conference and have research interests and/or expertise in the broad topic of sustainable engineering.  Funding will be considered up to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant and can include travel, hotel, and registration fees.   Apply here
Water for Food Global Conference 2017

This year's conference will be held April 10-12, 2017 and will focus on Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts. 

Register Now! Student Rate: $75; Faculty Rate: $250

Photography Contest: What does "water for food" look like from your perspective? Submit images that reflect "water for food" in your community to potentially win cash prizes and complimentary conference registration.  Submissions due April 3!
Grand Challenges Summit

Registration is open for the 3rd Global Grand Challenges Summit on July 18 to 20, 2017 in Washington DC. Please click http://ggcs2017.org/  for the GGCS website and to register.

EPI Conference
EPI's 2017 Energy Policy Research Conference

The premier energy policy research conference in the Western US is coming to Park City, Utah September 7-8, 2017.  

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017
EDC Conference Travel Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences. To apply, check out the link on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities for conference presentations.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Fritz Schumacher Award

An award intended to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to alleviating poverty in the developing world through innovative, simple and sustainable engineering and technology solutions. Winner receives a cash award of £1,000 and certificate.
 
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017  Apply Now!
Save the Children Summer WASH, Pneumonia & Nutrition Internship

For the summer of 2017 (estimated June 5 to August 5) an intern will focus on the intersection of WASH with Pneumonia and Nutrition by assisting the WASH program director with several research projects and investigating non-traditional donors that could be partners for a WASH-Nutrition-Pneumonia strategy.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017  Job Posting
AGI Hiring Governance Adviser

Currently working to support the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria.

Apply Now!
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