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IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry presents poster at 2016 EPSCOR meeting

Vanessa Fry, Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director and Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Service, presented a poster at the 2016 Idaho NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting in Coeur d’Alene, ID.  The poster, Community Engagement, advocacy and the application of … (Read More) IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry presents poster at 2016 EPSCOR meeting

New Idaho Policy Institute Opens Downtown

On a balcony overlooking downtown Boise on Tuesday, Oct. 4, a crowd including President Bob Kustra, School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook, local politicians and university faculty members assembled to celebrate the grand opening of the Idaho Policy Institute, … (Read More) New Idaho Policy Institute Opens Downtown

New Directions in Inmate Visitation

Boise State Criminal Justice Researchers Evaluate Ada County Jail’s Video Visitation System Inmate visitation has long been recognized as a key tool for maintaining important relationships with the family and friends of the incarcerated. These relationships have been shown to … (Read More) New Directions in Inmate Visitation

Boise State Professor Luke Fowler Discusses ‘What Makes a Well-Run City?’

School of Public Service professor Dr. Luke Fowler was recently featured in an “Ask the Experts” profile of well-run U.S. cities. The article, 2016’s Best-Run Cities in America, examined the management of 150 of America’s largest communities. Cities were ranked … (Read More) Boise State Professor Luke Fowler Discusses ‘What Makes a Well-Run City?’

Andrus Center Welcomes Executive Director Dr. John Freemuth

Professor Freemuth will work to build on Andrus Center’s legacy of public lands scholarship and leadership BOISE – Dr. John Freemuth is the new Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy. Dr. Freemuth has a long track record … (Read More) Andrus Center Welcomes Executive Director Dr. John Freemuth

Registration Underway for Women and Leadership Conference

Conference May Qualify as Professional Development for Boise State Employees BOISE – Knowledge empowers. That’s the message of this year’s Women and Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Andrus Center for Public Policy, the conference brings nationally-known business, cultural and civic … (Read More) Registration Underway for Women and Leadership Conference

Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Leaders

National Education for Women’s Leadership Program Builds Confidence and Boosts Leadership Skills Twenty-seven young women from seven universities and colleges across Idaho recently converged on Boise State for the National Education for Women’s Leadership (NEW Leadership) program, where they learned … (Read More) Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Dr. Sanghee Park Awarded Paul Volcker Research Grant

The Centennial Center of the American Political Science Department has awarded Dr. Sanghee Park a 2016 Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Grant. The award and grant will be announced at the Public Administration Business Meeting at APSA in Philadelphia in September. Dr. Park is an … (Read More) Dr. Sanghee Park Awarded Paul Volcker Research Grant

Funding Internships to Inspire Service

Internships are recognized as a valuable opportunity for students to build real-world experience and make the important connections needed to launch a career. With Boise State’s location near the Idaho State Capitol, positions at the legislature have long been a … (Read More) Funding Internships to Inspire Service

“The Other Idahoans” released by School of Public Service Publications

Fallen angels in the bawdy houses. Migrants barred from Main Street. Homesteaders driven from homesteads when August rained black storms of dust. The Other Idahoans recovers their hard-luck stories. Volume 7 of Boise State University’s prize-winning research series, the book … (Read More) “The Other Idahoans” released by School of Public Service Publications