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Emeritus Professor Jim Weatherby notes…

Idaho campaigns feature stars: Christie for Otter, ‘Duck Dynasty’ for …
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Pulling in out-of-state star power to boost a campaign isn’t uncommon, notes Boise State University emeritus professor Jim Weatherby, especially for a top office ...

Read about the Idaho Campaign and Celebrities in Spokesman-Review, 12/7/13

Greg Hill participates in a TV presentation on CableOne

GregHill100x125 Greg Hill, chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, will talk about immigration and its effect on Boise State students and the Boise community in a TV presentation to be broadcast at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 on CableOne channel 95. You also can watch it online or click on the video below.

The presentation is a new episode of “University Television Presents,” produced by University Television Productions (UTP).  UTP is a media production unit of the Department of Communication.

The Hill episode is directed by Farzan Faramarzi and reported by Ashley Cox, students in the communication department.

Cited: Read about Dr. Hill’s participation in Update Your source for campus news | Watch a YouTube Video  12/10/13

David Solan was quoted in a CNN.com Story

David Solan, director of the Energy Policy Institute, was quoted in a CNN.com story titled “The ‘nuclear renaissance:’ What went wrong?” Solan noted that it turns out “the nuclear industry needed some kind of cap-and-trade or strong carbon regulation to get back off the ground.”

Cited: Read about Dr. Solan’s appearance on CNN in Update Your source for campus news

Watch the CNN interview at CNN.com, 11/7/13

Elizabeth Fredericksen was quoted in the Idaho Statesman

Fredricksen_Elizabeth Elizabeth Fredericksen, a professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the role of public information officers in government agencies.
Read more in Update Your source for campus news,

Greg Hill and Nathaniel Hoffman were quoted on PRI’s (BBC) program “The World”

GregHill100x125 Greg Hill, chair of the Department of Public Policy, and Nathaniel Hoffman, editor of The Blue Review, were quoted on PRI’s (BBC) program “The World” on Sept. 27. They spoke about Congressman Raul Labrador and immigration reform.

Read more about Dr. Hill’s quote on PRI in Update – Your source for campus news

Listen to the original report on PRI, 9/27/13

Department of Public Policy & Administration PhD Student Profile

Stephanie Lenhart is a PhD student in Public Policy & Administration.  She is working with Energy Policy Institute Director Dr. David Solan on a National Science Foundation grant to study the integration of renewable energy by Regional Transmission Organizations, which coordinate the delivery of electricity to 2/3 of households in the United States.  Stephanie has worked for state government agencies in Minnesota, Colorado, and New Mexico.  She received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley and a BA from Cornell University.

Greg Hill was quoted in Public Radio International’s “The World”

GregHill100x125 Greg Hill, Department of Public Policy and Administration, was quoted in Public Radio International’s “The World.” about the effects of illegal immigration on Idaho’s social services.

Read the Boise State Update report about Dr. Hill’s thoughts on illegal immigration and social services in Idaho

James Weatherby – quoted on NPR

“…Weatherby is a longtime observer of Idaho politics…”

Read the Boise State Public Radio report mentioning Jim Weatherby on 9/18/13

Eric Lindquist co-authored a paper presented at the 2013 APSA Conference

EricLindquist Eric Lindquist, director of the Public Policy Center and associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, co-authored a paper presented at the recent 2013 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Chicago, Ill. The paper, “The ‘Convenient’ Environmental Presidency of George H.W. Bush: A Kingdonian Assessment,” was co-authored with professor Ann O’M. Bowman, with Texas A&M University, who presented the paper at the annual meeting.

Using archival records from the Textual Archives at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, the paper compares the political and policy context of two major environmental policy debates and opportunities that occurred during the Bush Administration in the late 1980s and early 1990s: air pollution and climate change.

Read about Dr. Linquist’s paper in Update, Your source for campus news: 9/6/13

Another MPA Alumnus in action…

Featuring park director, and Boise State MPA Alumnus, Scott Martin in an article about the
Trails and tales of The Parklands at Floyds Fork.

CITED: leoweekly.com: 9/4/13