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Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


Work in Progress Talk by Mormon Studies Fellow Stanley Thane: "The Blood of Father Lehi: Indigenous Americans and The Book of Mormon"

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12 - 1pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Stanley Thayne (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the 2015-16 Mormon Studies Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center.  Thayne's dissertation project situates and examines articulations of Book of Mormon identity by American Indian Latter-day Saints as an emergent Indigenous subjectivity. Since The Book of Mormon purports to be a history of the ancient Americas and narrates a racialized origin story, it has a profound influence on the way many American Indian Latter-day Saints view their past and present identity.


GCSC Seminar: Elizabeth Wilson “Integrating Renewable Energy in the Western United States”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4 - 5pm
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB)

The widespread growth of wind and solar electric generation is changing how electricity systems are planned and operated. Policymakers, planners, and grid operators are working to integrate variable renewable resources while maintaining system reliability and affordability. These actors need to innovate organizationally to achieve both regional integration and decarbonization, which can be difficult.  I will present a focused study on an innovative approach in the Western United States on regional governance challenges for renewables integration: the recent CAISO initiative to make energy imbalance market (EIM) services available to balancing authorities throughout the Western Interconnection. The expansion of  23GW of renewable resources in the Western United States has increased pressure on utilities and energy system planners to improve renewable resource integration and system efficiencies, while maintaining reliability, affordability. It has also led some industry leaders and policy makers in the West to explore new approaches for regional electricity system governance. This paper explores the expansion of regional electricity markets in the Western Interconnection to increase efficiency, reduce current and anticipated curtailments, and facilitate renewable resource integration through automated dispatch and access to larger geographic regions. While the EIM will extend the real-time energy market outside of California and allow Western-balancing authorities to maintain a level of autonomy from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jurisdiction and the CAISO market, it will alter the distribution of benefits and burdens among stakeholders and the political and institutional challenges require more coordination, policy innovation, and new institutional paradigms of electricity system governance. This talk is based on a paper co-authored with Stephanie Lenhart (Boise State) and Natalie Nelson Marsh (University of Portland) and David Solan (Boise State)


Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


Thomas Swensen: The Great Land: Environment and Nationalism in Native Alaska

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3 - 4pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Thomas Swensen, scholar of Native American Culture will give a talk "Environment and Nationalism in Native Alaska". http://ethnicstudies.colostate.edu/people/tswensen/


Food Studies Seminar Series: Sugar and Disease

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4 - 5pm
Union - A. Ray Olpin (UNION)


Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Friday, February 12, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9 - 10am
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). 3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome). 4.  Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


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