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Dr. John Freemuth Quoted by KTVB

Dr. John Freemuth, executive director of the Andrus Center

Dr. John Freemuth, executive director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy, was quoted by KTVB Channel 7 on water and urbanization. Meridian just surpassed a population of 100,000 and Dr. Freemuth stated, “Let’s get ahead of the curve while we’ve got enough water and we’re not fighting each other over mine versus yours. The big question is as we urbanize are we still using that same amount of water or is there more water available for other uses? We have to find that out and through good science, I think we can learn a lot more.”

Watch the video and read the full article here:

Schneider Co-authors Piece on Energy Rhetoric

Photo of Jen SchneiderJen Schneider recently co-authored a piece for a journal titled Frontier in Communication: Science and Environmental Communication with Jennifer Peeples of Utah State UniversityTheir article, titled “The Energy Covenant: Dominanace and the Rhetoric of the Aggrieved,” explores the Trump Administration’s guiding energy policy ideology of “energy dominance,” a notable shift from decades of “energy security” rhetoric. It also analyzes how Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke uses “energy covenant renewal” to frame the importance of energy dominance. Read the full article here.

Original Source: Update 4/5/2018

John Freemuth Featured by Lewiston Tribune

John Freemuth was featured in a Lewiston Tribune article about a recent poll of 400 Washington residents that measured attitudes toward salmon, dams, and the expense for power. You can access the poll and results here, and read the full article here.

Original Source: Update 4/5/2018

Treasure Valley Water Atlas Launched at Idaho Water Conference

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students led by professors Jen Schneider and Shawn Benner, and postdoctoral researcher Jillian Moroney, launched the website Treasure Valley Water Atlas at the Idaho’s Water conference on Tuesday, April 17, hosted by the Andrus Center for Public Policy.

The website is designed to serve as a resource for Treasure Valley decision makers, educators and water users. The site features six narratives, including an examination of the source of Treasure Valley water, a discussion of how water is delivered and used, a primer on water law, a case study on water refill and an exploration of the potential future of water in the Treasure Valley.

The Boise State team also includes doctoral student Christopher Torres and masters student Ana Costa, both from the Department of Public Policy and Administration, and geosciences graduate student Curtis Crandall.

Read more about the Water Atlas in an article published by Jillian Moroney, Christopher Torres and Curtis Crandall in The Blue Review. 

Original Sources: Update 4/16/2018, The Blue Review 4/16/2018, Treasure Valley Water Atlas

Ph.D. Student, Chris Torres, in Action

Ph.D. student Christopher Torres has been awarded a fellowship with the University of Michigan’s Environmental Fellows Program for this summer (sponsored by the School for Environment and Sustainability). He will be working with the Pisces Foundation in San Francisco, contributing to their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the grant-making process to environmental and conservation efforts. Way to go, Chris!

Ph.D. Student, Matthew May, in Action

Matthew May’s article titled “Federal employees work for both Democrats and Republicans – even Kellyanne Conway” was recently published in The Conversation. In it, May discusses the presence of neutrality in today’s hyperpartisan political climate. Read more here.

Original Sources: The Update 3/26/2018, The Conversation 3/23/2018

Feldstein’s Article on John Bolton Published in The Conversation

Steven Feldstein’s article titled “Who is John Bolton and what does he want?” was recently published in The Conversation. In it, he suggests that Bolton falls into the extreme end of the “realist camp,” a political subgroup that views international relations as a competition for power among self-interested states. Read the full article here.

Originating Sources: The Update 3/28/2018, The Conversation 3/27/2018

John Freemuth Named 2018 Boise State Distinguished Professor

The Office of the Provost recently announced that John Freemuth, executive director of the Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy and professor of public policy and administration, has been selected as the 2018 Boise State University Distinguished Professor. This title constitutes one of the highest honors that may be given to a faculty member at Boise State and is reserved for a select few who have made significant contributions to their academic disciplines.

Read more about Freemuth’s selection for this award on the Boise State Update.

Original Source: Boise State Update 3/2/2018

Fredericksen and Riggins Co-Author Article on Idaho’s FY18 Budget

Elizabeth Fredericksen recently co-authored an article with Public Policy and Administration doctoral student John Riggins for the California Journal of Politics and Policy titled “Idaho: Carefully and Cautiously Progressing”. The article focused on what went into Idaho’s FY18 budget and possible implications for the FY19 budget.

The full article is available on eScholarship.

Original Source: Boise State Update 

John Freemuth Interviewed by Boise Public Radio

John Freemuth was interviewed by Boise State Public Radio for a story titled “What The Nevada Bundy Mistrial Means For Public Lands” about the federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

Freemuth is quated saying that the trial “sets back a lot of work,” and noted the roll personality and personal relationships between ranchers and managers had on this case.

You can read and listen to the story here: Boise State Public Radio

Original Source: Boise State Update 1/5/18