MCEDC Digest, March 28, 2016
Program News & Announcements
New Day for the Digest

Welcome to the first Monday MCEDC Digest! The MCEDC Weekly Digest will be sent out on Mondays instead of Fridays from now on. Keep an eye out for it on Mondays so you know what events are happening during the week. 
EDC Social

Thursday, March 31
5:00 pm
Centro Latin Kitchen
950 Pearl St

Join us for our biweekly EDC Social. Socials are a wonderful and informal way to get to know EDC students and others interested in development. We're hoping to see some new faces as well!  This week we  will meet up at Centro Latin Kitchen on Pearl Street. Appetizers will be provided. 
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EDC Student Conference

MCEDC would like to put on a student conference this spring where students have the opportunity to present their current research, pitch future research or projects, or present their practicum or other field experience they have had. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to all learn more about what everyone else in the program is doing! Please consider presenting your work or experience. Contact Roxanne Reimer if you would like to present or for more information. 
Other Events
The Next Africa

Wednesday, March 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Barnes & Noble Glendale
960 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale

Join WorldDenver as they welcome award-winning author Jake Bight, for a presentation and Q&A on his new book The Next Africa.The Next Africa will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world's margins to the global mainstream. In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa's markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa's progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story. Click here for more information and to register. 
68th Annual Conference on World Affairs

April 4 - 8
CU Campus

The Conference on World Affairs is a conference on "everything conceivable" with speakers from all over the world. The participants for this year's events include a World Bank economist, founders and directors of many international NGOs, climate experts, writers, performers, and experts on many important issues. All events are free and open to the public, and students have priority.
Posner Center Student Open House

Wednesday, April 13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1031 33rd St., Denver

Are you interested in international opportunities? Looking for an internship? Graduating soon and starting the job search? Looking to volunteer with an international organization? Join in on the evening of April 13th for the annual Posner Center Open House.  This is the one night of the year their doors are open only to students. It's your chance to walk directly into an organization's headquarters and connect directly with them -  no meeting or pre-scheduled informational interview required. See flyer or website for more information. 
Market Approaches to Development Course

Term: Fall 2016
Course Number: EDEN 5001
Professor: Francy Milner

In this course students will work in teams to investigate a social problem/need, and then design a solution and plan for implementation of a project or venture that addresses the social problem they have selected, based on their field research.  As part of the course, students will learn the Human-Centered Design process. Click here for more information. 
Employment & Funding Opportunities
CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research

Application Open: Week of March 28
Due: April 11

CU Engage's one-of-a-kind Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research models a strategy for universities to prepare doctoral students for public scholarship. Whereas emerging scholars are often forced to make a choice - "either engage in the community or do peer-reviewed research" - this fellowship is designed to enable future scholars to build strong academic careers while working on public issues in partnership with community groups. In CBR, university researchers collaborate with people directly impacted by an issue to formulate a research project or creative project that examines an issue of public concern. Visit website for more information. 
CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Graduate Fellowship in Community-Based Research

Deadline: April 12

The New Development Bank is inviting applications for Young Professionals and Junior Professionals in the following areas: Project Finance, Treasury, Finance, Budget and Accounting, Economic Research and Analytics, Risk, Corporate Communications, Compliance, Legal, Human Resources, Strategy & Partnerships. The Young Professionals and Junior Professionals will be directly placed with the teams in the respective functions under the leadership and guidance of trained professionals. For more information and to apply click here

PhD Scholarships on Water for Equality and Well-being

Deadline: April 22

The University of Queensland's Global Change Institute (GCI) is seeking PhD candidates to contribute to transdisciplinary research on water for equality and well-being.  Successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at UQ addressing the challenges of water quality, quantity, protection delivery and equality, and its influence on environmental hygiene and community health and well-being. Click here to learn more. 
IRC WASH & Disabilities Internship

Starting date: September 2016
Deadline: May 1

IRC headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, has an internship position open. The intern will provide support on mapping resources and tools concerning water, sanitation, hygiene, and disabilities. See here for more information. 
Fulbright Hayes Fellowship - Doctoral Dissertation Abroad

Deadline: May 6

This fellowship provides funding for doctoral students to conduct research abroad where they get to develop foreign language skills in addition to their area studies. Engineering and public health are among the "priority area studies" fields so this would be a good opportunity for students who are interested in studying abroad. See flyer or website for more information. 
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