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Feb. 14: Careers Are Brewing Workshop

Go for the Goal Workshop

Strategies for maintaining work-life-school balance.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Join us for free coffee as we discuss ways to find balance in all aspects of your life.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Feb. 15: Walk-in Resume Reviews

Give Your Resume a Make-over

Come create, edit and/or fine tune your resume.

8:00 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Drop by and get help from our experienced career advisors.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Feb. 15 – How to Get Hired, Presented by WOW

WOW: Women of the Workplace logoInsider Tips from Recruiting Professionals

Panel discussion event presented by Women of the Workplace student organization

4-6:00 p.m.
February 15, 2017
Micron Business and Economics Building
Executive Classroom Room 4100

  • Megan Blanchard, Recruiting for St. Alphonsus
  • Aimee Dinning, Recruiting Coordinator for Micron
  • Emily Kudo, HR for AECOM
  • Melissa Melendez, HR for St. Luke’s
  • JB Pierce, HR for Idaho State Insurance Fund

womenworkplace@boisestate.edu

 

Feb. 18 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Application Due

The third annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge (IEC) will take place at Boise State University on Friday, March 31, 2017. This competition offers $100,000 in seed money to teams of students from any college in Idaho.

Last year Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) affiliated teams took home over $33,000 in funding. COBE STUDENTS —  do it again or better!

Preliminary applications can be submitted online and are due midnight Saturday, February 18, 2017.

See details at College of Innovation and Design.

Register a team here.

Feb. 16: Walk-in Resume Reviews

Give Your Resume a Make-over

Come create, edit and/or fine tune your resume.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
in Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Drop by and get help from our experienced career advisors.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 | cobecareers@boisestate.edu

Michail Fragkias Published Global Scenarios of Urban Density and Its Impacts on Building Energy Use through 2050

image Michail FragkiasMichail Fragkias, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, published a paper in the Sustainability in an Urbanizing Planet Special Feature of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is titled “Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050.” Co-authors are Burak Güneralp (lead), Yuyu Zhou, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Mukesh Gupta, Sha Yu, Pralit L. Patel, Xiaoma Li, and Karen C. Seto. Read Fragkias’ paper here.

Significance

Urban density significantly impacts urban energy use and the quality of life of urban residents. Here, we provide a global-scale analysis of future urban densities and associated energy use in the built environment under different urbanization scenarios. The relative importance of urban density and energy-efficient technologies varies geographically. In developing regions, urban density tends to be the more critical factor in building energy use. Large-scale retrofitting of building stock later rather than sooner results in more energy savings by the middle of the century. Reducing building energy use, improving the local environment, and mitigating climate change can be achieved through systemic efforts that take potential co-benefits and trade-offs of both higher urban density and building energy efficiency into account.

Nancy Napier’s Blog – “Ask Questions with Ignorant Vulnerability, and Ye Shall Receive”

Nancy Napier, Distinguished Professor, retiredNancy Napier has a smirk (I’m-in-a-pickle kind of smirk) she uses to get people to be more open and helpful. Read her blog in the Idaho Statesman.