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 or Dr. Tegegne at 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…

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.

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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…

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FYI: Talk from Dr. Lameesa Muhammad-Jordan (UC) next week in TSU’s Graduate Student Speaker and Workshop Series

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2 positions at Northern Illinois

“The Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University invites  applications from individuals seeking a collegial environment that offers excellent research and teaching opportunities in a nationally ranked MPA program located in global Chicago’s metropolitan region. The department anticipates filling two tenure track assistant professor positions to begin August 2017, pending budgetary approval.
Successful applicants will have primary teaching and research interests in the core public and nonprofit management subjects of the MPA degree including: organization theory and behavior, human resources management, information technology, budgeting and finance, performance measurement, and theory of public and nonprofit administration. The department particularly seeks candidates who can demonstrate competency in performance measurement and management, or human resource management. Applicants should be, or have the potential to be, a productive scholar as well as a high quality teacher. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach and engage a diverse student body and other program stakeholders are preferred.”

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