2017-2018 Public Service Research Brown Bag schedule announcement

Please join us for our fourth year of research brown-bag discussions! The full schedule for this year is available online. These informal brown-bag seminars are a great chance to get new ideas, meet new collaborators, and enjoy collegial time together. Please share with anyone you think would be interested, and remember, feel free to bring your lunch!

Our first talk of the year is coming up on Friday October 13, 2017 at noon (room TBA, will be updated online before the date). Fall talk details are copied below.

OCTOBER 2017

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 12pm – 1pm | Room TBA, Avon Williams Campus

Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) talks from…

|| Anthony Campbell , Asst. Professor of Public Administration ||
"Airbnb & local governments: How the residential sharing economy is disrupting home rule"

|| Julie Roberts, doctoral candidate and Meg Streams, Assoc. Professor of Public Administration ||
"Connecting the dots: city officials’ perceptions of community assets, performance and collaboration"

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http://geocenter.github.io/StataTraining/

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Spatial Data Acquisition and Mapping Workshop

A workshop is coming up on GIS use across the disciplines which may be of interest: Sept. 6-7, 2017 on main campus (Barn Building, Room 118).  Contact Dr. Akumu at aclemen1@tnstate.edu or Dr. Tegegne at ftegegne@tnstate.edu for more information.

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U. of Cincinnati seeking MPA director

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U.S. Treasury upgrades website to better track fed…

https://apple.news/AQyRx9LAWTiKON9xkx2dW4g

U.S. Treasury upgrades website to better track federal spending data – Reuters

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“A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia” by K. Carey – NYTimes 12/29/2016

Here’s a recent NYTimes article on the proliferation of journals and conferences which do not meet the standards of traditional scholarly venues – standards which are the basis on which the value of the scientific process can be justified, as cumulatively self-correcting (over time) through true rigorous peer review by experts in the relevant area. These kinds of venues, and vanity publishers in general, sometimes catch new doctoral graduates or inexperienced academics unawares. They often have names similar to traditional journals or conferences. Forewarned is forearmed…Publication in the wrong venue can affect your job prospects at schools where standards of peer-reviewed scientific research are upheld, and is a waste of your hard work. http://nyti.ms/2iHj83w

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Allen Institute for AI Eyes the Future of Scientif…

Not coverage for PA or social science yet but maybe in the future…

https://www.wired.com/2016/11/allen-institute-ai-eyes-future-scientific-search/

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