Public Affairs Report
Researchers with the Boise State Public Policy Research Center have received a $97,000 Big Data planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate how big data is perceived and how it can be used by criminal justice agencies in the western United States most effectively. At the head of this project is Public Policy and Administration doctoral student, Kimberly Gardner, and director of the Public Policy Research Center, Eric Lindquist. Read more about the Big Data project here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update, Big Data 10/9/16
Dr. Sanghee Park’s article titled “Incentivizing Public Debt” about the inflated relationship between politicians and quangos was published by The Blue Review. In it she introduces why debt increases and the players that increase debt.
Originating sources: The Blue Review, Park 10/10/16
Professor John Freemuth will speak as part of a panel at the 12th annual tri-state seminar for federal judges in Sun Valley October 13th-15th. The panel will address federal land management policies that have been the source of recent conflicts and renewed efforts to transfer management to state or private control.
Freemuth was also quoted in an Associated Press story titled “Feds weigh mineral mining ban on 10M acres to protect bird”. Read the full story at the U.S. News and World Report here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 10/6/16, U.S. News 10/5/16
Amy Ferriter, a doctoral student in public policy and administration at Boise State, was asked to speak to an interim Legislative committee on Sept. 23 about policy considerations related to invasive species in Idaho. Read more about Amy’s research here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update, Student Research Spotlight 9/28/16
Professor John Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story titled “Wildfire rehabilitation in Idaho, Oregon includes herbicide, replanting” about efforts to rehabilitate land in Southwest Boise and Southeast Oregon that were burned by wildfires in 2015. Freemuth comments on Sage Grouse native to the effected area. Read the full story on The Columbian.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 9/22/16, The Columbian 9/21/16
Professor John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman article titled “Bundy trial over Malheur refuge occupation holds surprises” about Ammon and Ryan Bundy and the 5 others who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year. Read more about the Bundy trial here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 9/14/16, Idaho Statesman 9/13/16
Tyler Kent, an alumnus of Boise State’s MPA program, will be speaking this Friday, September 9th, about the role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and his experiences there and as a Presidential Management Fellow. This is part of the Politics and Policy Brownbag presentation series co-sponsored by the Idaho Policy Institute, the Center for Idaho History and Politics, and the Public Policy and Political Science Departments. The event will begin at 2:00 pm in the Interactive Learning Center, Room 402 and is free and open to the public.
Originating Sources: Boise State Events 9/9/16
The U.S. Geological Survey recently published a new version of the Protected Areas Database (PAD) that was developed at Boise State University. PAD-US is the country’s official inventory of protected areas. Professor John Freemuth is the leader of the PAD-US development team through a multi-year cooperative agreement with the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP). Visit the Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Protected Areas Viewer here.
Originating Sources: Boise State Update 9/6/16, USGS Gap Analysis Program
The School of Public Service’s Administrative Assistant, Katy Lightfield, was quoted in an article by The Arbiter titled “Non-traditional Students Can’t Afford Campus Daycare” about the inaccessibility of Boise State’s Children’s Center.
Originating Source: The Arbiter 8/30/16
Professor John Freemuth was referenced in an article written by Judy Fahys for KUER 90.1 titled “National Parks: An Enduring Value Despite Feds’ Critics”.
Originating Source: KUER 90.1 8/25/16