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Les Alm Named Interim Associate Dean of College of SSPA

Professor Les Alm has been named interim associate dean for the College of Social Science and Public Affairs.  He is taking over for Shelton Woods, who acting interim dean.

Dr. Hill featured in Boise State Explore

Greg HillDr. Greg Hill was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Explore, the research magazine of Boise State University.  The article focused on transdiciplinary research, and Dr. Hill was interviewed about Boise State’s new Ph.D. program and the transdiciplinary nature of Public Policy.  Read Boise State Explore here, Dr. Hill is featured on page 23

Cited: Boise State Explore Magazine, 2014

Eric Lindquist featured in Boise State Explore

Eric LindquistDr. Eric Lindquist was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Explore, the research magazine of Boise State University.  The article focused on transdiciplinary research, and Dr. Lindquist’s NSF grant was highlighted.  Drs. Lindquist, Hughes (material sciences), and  Wan (electrical and computer engineering) were awarded $1.5 million to research DNA nanotechnology and scalable nanomanufacturing.  Read the article here, Dr. Lindquist is featured on page 21.

 

Cited: Read about Transdisciplinary Research in Boise State Explore Magazine

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