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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dillard University Assessment Day - April 11, 2012


           You can!

HOW? ASSESSMENT DAY
WHEN? WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
WHERE? GEORGES AUDITORIUM (PSB)


Evaluate your assigned faculty advisor by completing the Faculty Advisor Survey!


Tell us about your Dillard experience via the National Survey of Student Engagement (only open to freshmen and seniors) in PSB 201 and PSB 289!

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Inside Higher Ed: April 10, 2012




The Other Debt Crisis

With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.


The longer students are in college, the less likely they are to be interested in promoting understanding across lines of race and ethnicity, study finds.


More foreigners are applying to U.S. graduate programs in education. Anecdotal evidence suggests the growth is driven largely by China.


Survey of counseling center directors contains an encouraging finding that suggests outreach to diverse students is working.


Two grants from a local foundation energized a long-dormant western New York consortium. Now 21 nearby colleges are working together, and say they've found a balance between working together and pursuing some of the same students.

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REMINDER: Due This Week, EcoServices Conference Abstracts & Working Groups

 
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Keynote Speakers
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Abstract, Poster & Working Group Submissions
Submissions due
April 15, 2012!

During this Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, you will have the opportunity to present a paper in a parallel session, present a poster, or organize a working group. Details of all three options are below: 

Parallel Session Presentations:
These presentations will be held on the first two days of the conference. There will be only a few parallel sessions, but with shorter presentations. This will allow you to have a larger audience for your presentation.

Poster Presentations:
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with specific times for being at your poster for discussion.

Working Groups:
Small groups working over the course of two days (August 1-2), to solve a problem and implement the solutions. Working groups are intended to be transdisciplinary, including a diverse range of scientists, policy makers, communicators, and practitioners. They should allow sufficient time for participants to meet and interact to discuss and solve real problems in the field and also to determine how to best communicate the results. Working groups will be given a short amount of time on the final day (August 3) of the conference to report their results in plenary.

Click here to submit your abstract, poster or working group now! Or visit the conference website for more information. 
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Key Information
·         Conference Website
·         Registration
·         Sponsorship
·         Submissions
·         Draft Program
·         Accommodations
·         Travel Information
·         Conference Venue
·         Learn about Portland
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·         Conference Info
·         Contact
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The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 5th Annual ESP ConferenceCome participate in a new conference model that focuses the power of groups to produce tangible and innovative solutions.
·  Experience Portland, Oregon this summer for a new conference format.
·  Tackle real-­world problems in fields desperate for serious solutions.
·  Solve these problems by working in small, transdisciplinary groups.
·  Connect with scientists, practitioners, communicators, and policy-­makers.
·  Implement solutions with the international Ecosystem Services Partnership.
·  Communicate your results to an international audience. 
This Portland conference is being organized jointly with the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) and A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES)
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Conference Registration
The theme of the 5th annual Ecosystem Services Partnership conference is Ecosystem Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being. It will be divided into the following three sections:

Science: Quantifying, mapping, modeling and valuing ES
Policy: Institutions, governance & management of ES
Participation: Communicating, coordinating, and implementing ES

To review a preliminary schedule, click here.

Register early to save! Register by
 May 14th for the early bird rate:
- ESP Member: $300
- Non-ESP Member: $400
- Students and Non-OECD Countries: $200

A banquet is also scheduled for Thursday, August 2 but is not included in the registration fee. If you would like to attend and would like to bring a guest, you can purchase tickets online during the registration process.

Ready to Register?  Click here to register online

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Sponsor Opportunities
The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at the upcoming 2012 conference. This is a great opportunity to become part of the growing movement around ecosystem services and help be integrated into businesses, policy, and research globally, nationally, and locally.

Some sponsorship entitlements include an ad on the conference website, company listing in the final program, an ad in the final program, company listing on the conference website, logo on conference signage, verbal recognition at the conference, 1 - 6 complimentary conference registrations, a booth space at the conference and more.

Download the exhibitor and sponsor brochure for a complete list of entitlements by level of involvement and the exhibitor & sponsor registration form.

Current Sponsors Include:

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Abstract, Poster & Working Group Submissions
During this Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, you will have the opportunity to present a paper in a parallel session, present a poster, or organize a working group. Details of all three options are below: 

Parallel Session Presentations:
These presentations will be held on the first two days of the conference. There will be only a few parallel sessions, but with shorter presentations. This will allow you to have a larger audience for your presentation.

Poster Presentations:
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with specific times for being at your poster for discussion.

Working Groups:
Small groups working over the course of two days (August 1-2), to solve a problem and implement the solutions. Working groups are intended to be transdisciplinary, including a diverse range of scientists, policy makers, communicators, and practitioners. They should allow sufficient time for participants to meet and interact to discuss and solve real problems in the field and also to determine how to best communicate the results. Working groups will be given a short amount of time on the final day (August 3) of the conference to report their results in plenary.
Submissions due April 15, 2012!

Click here to submit your abstract, poster or working group now! Or visit the conference website for more information. 

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Location & Lodging
The official conference hotel is the Doubletree Hotel Portland. The hotel has offered ESP conference attendees a special group rate of $134/night for standard guestrooms and $149/night for premium guestrooms.  

The Doubletree Hotel Portland is located at the heart of Portland Metro Area and is adjacent to the MAX Lightrail line, which allows easy access from the airport and downtown Portland. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Portland, click here to visit the website. 

Reservations must be made prior to July 8, 2012 in order to be guaranteed the group rate.

Make your hotel reservation today!
- Call the hotel directly at 1-503-281-6111 or 1-800-222-8733 

Need help getting to the conference? Transportation information can be found here

Thinking of extending your trip? Click here for more information on Portland, Oregon!




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