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MCEDC Digest, May 15 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Digests Will Be Published Biweekly During Summer
Between May 15 and August 14, 2017, the Mortenson Center's Digest will be published every other week.  We wish everyone a safe and productive summer!
Instructor Search at Final Stage
The instructor hiring committee has forwarded our recommendation and will announce the name once the new instructor accepts the position. With that in mind, check your CU email and the biweekly digests over the summer to learn about potential new courses to be offered in the fall!
Remember to Register for Courses Before You Leave!

As we plan for our fall course enrollments and potential new course options to be announced upon the hiring of our new instructor, we'd like to make sure that all current EDC students have completed their pre-registration steps and have registered for their fall classes before heading out for the summer.  This will help us to identify times that work for students who may want to enroll in new courses that are offered in fall 2017.  

If you are completing your practicum field assignment this summer and have any trouble registering for CVEN 5939 for Fall 2017, please contact Robyn Sandekian.  Only students who intend to graduate in August 2017 should enroll in CVEN 5939 for Summer 2017.  Registering for summer means that you will be charged tuition during the summer and that your final grade for the course must be submitted by August 16, 2017.  
Other Local Events and Webinars
Community Engineering Corps: Using Volunteer Expertise to Make an Impact in Small Systems

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11 am - 12:30 pm

Many communities in the US have deficient infrastructure systems and struggle with regulatory compliance issues. AWWA with ASCE and EWB-USA have developed Community Engineering Corps to fulfill these communities' need for help in addressing these concerns. This presentation will include at least two examples from current water sector projects, highlighting the relationship between the community and project team, progress and lessons learned.  Register Now
Heart Mapping: Indigenous Perspectives on Land

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3 - 5 pm
Earth Sciences & Map Library, Benson

The Earth Sciences & Map Library is hosting a gallery talk and reception for "Heart Mapping: Indigenous Perspectives on Land," a series of mixed-media workss by Melanie Yazzie, CU Professor of Art and Art History. Visiting artist Faith McManus, art teacher at Northtec Education Institute in Northland, NZ, will also be joining the discussion.  Exhibit Details
Mark Your Calendar!
Sphere Handbook Revision Consultation: Minimum Humanitarian Standards for Shelter, Settlement, and Non-Food Items

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4 - 6 pm
Posner Center, Hosted by MCEDC

The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in humanitarian response. This workshop, hosted by MCEDC, will provide a forum for humanitarian practitioners and academics to provide input for the 2018 revised Sphere Handbook and standards. You can also join via web conferencing.  Registration
Conferences and Workshops
UNC Water and Health Conference: Call for Abstracts
Join the 2017 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy organized by the Water Institute at UNC, will be held October 16 - 20, 2017. Submit abstracts for presentations and side events by May 24, 2017. Guidelines and to Submit
REHABEND 2018 Congress: Call for Abstracts

Join the REHABEND 2018 Congress in Caceres, Sain on May 15-18, 2018.  Submit abstracts by May 30, 2017. Guidelines
OU International WaTER Conference

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference will be held in Norman, OK on September 18-19, 2017. Check out the conference website for more information.
EDC Conference Travel and Research Travel
Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center now offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences and to students who are conducting EDC-relevant research for their MS thesis or PhD dissertation. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Online Course Opportunities
Costing Sustainable Services
Do you want to know more about the life-cycle cost approach and how it can help you to plan and budget for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services? Then sign-up for their Costing Sustainable Services e-course. The course is in English, free of charge and open to anyone interested in the topic. It is a hands-on course which helps you to familiarize yourself with the life-cycle cost approach and to integrate it in your own work. You can interact with the other participants via a Forum and also IRC staff members are ready to help you throughout the course. Once you have successfully completed the course you will receive an IRC certificate. Class occurs between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. Register by May 26th.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
MS Research Scholarships

Three scholarships are available to support MS-level research around public finance for pro-poor sanitation or pro-poor WASH in low-income contexts. Projects that are due to be completed by October 31, 2017 and relate to Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda or Burkina Faso are eligible. These are primarily intended to support overseas fieldwork trips, but travel is not a requirement and recipients are free to use the award as they see fit.

Applications due: May 22, 2017 Details
US Global Change Research Program is hiring a Program Coordinator!
For the 4th National Climate Assessment, USGCRP is hiring a program coordinator to support activities within the planning and development of a sustained assessment model. Click here for qualifications and to apply.
Amrita University is Hiring

Amrita University, one of India's premiere teaching and research institutions, is inviting talented individuals with a Ph.D. or those completing their PhD in the next 12 months with a strong commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at its Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Amritapuri campuses. For more details about interview dates and positions, click here.
Graduate Study Scholarships

These 10 available scholarships provide funding for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands to pursue a degree in one of three MS programs, in Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management, or Water Science and Engineering.

Applications due: June 15, 2017 Details
Postdoctoral Fellowships with Fulbright US Scholar Program

Join the annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Carrer Applicants webinar on May 10 at 12 pm. Or explore the hundreds of grant opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.

Applications due: August 1, 2017
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