10.20.12 Your Morning Buzz



What Will Government Look Like in 2037? This month marks Governing’s 25th anniversary, so we asked leaders for their predictions on how government will have changed 25 years from now.

What Happens in Brooklyn Moves to Vegas – The mountain-lodge gathering felt like an annual shareholders’ meeting, with department heads offering optimistic forecasts backed by charts, graphs and photos. Except that the 50 or so attendees wore jeans and sneakers and sat at round tables in a faux log cabin 7,700 feet above sea level and at least 20 degrees cooler than the Nevada desert below. And what they were discussing was not a corporation but a very unusual project.

The Fall 2012 PSU Public Administration Alumni Association Newsletter is out! The issue covers topics from the Supreme Court and healthcare reform to catching up with Division alumni and faculty!

This Brownfield Could Become a Model of Urban Development – For nearly a hundred years, the downtown Sacramento Railyard was a lively, prosperous place. At its height, the yard is said to have employed 10,000 workers, providing mechanical support for the entire western rail system. But by the 1970s, the site had become a forgotten, neglected eyesore in the heart of California’s capital city.

Free Speech Is One Thing, Vagrants, Another – Hardly a stranger to political movements, the city of Berkeley has championed free speech, no nukes, the antiwar movement and now: no sitting on the sidewalk.


The Fiscal Cliff


Outside Portlandia


Get Involved

ELGL Central Oregon Presents Brenda Bartlett, CPA – Thursday, October 25th, Redmond City Hall, Address:  716 SW Evergreen Ave, Time: Noon-1pm (bring lunch with you), Occupational Fraud – Is Your Government at Risk?

Poll: Grading the Hillsboro Hops – what grade do you give the name?

RSVP: Spend Your Halloween with Adam Davis, DHM Research – Please join us on October 31 for a conversation with Adam Davis, DHM Research at the Tualatin Library Community Room (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062). To RSVP, send an email by October 29th to ELGL project coordinator, Megan Messmer – oregonelgl@gmail.com.


The Workplace

Stuck in a Career Rut? Take a Cue From Your Travels – “My job doesn’t move me anymore. I want to feel motivated and inspired,” my friend confides to me. We’ve discussed it before, but today she’s feeling really down. We’re in a Boston cafe, talking through the questions most millennials face at some point: “What’s next? Where am I going? How can I do something valuable?”

Think Outside the Box to Get Your Resume Noticed – If you want to get hired in today’s job market, you have to stand out from the crowd. Sean Weinberg of resume analyzing website RezScore offers tips for getting your resume noticed in a sea of competitive job-seekers.

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive – A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens your powers of concentration, it enhances your health.

In Silicon Valley, the Perks Come Home – As technology blurs the line between work and home, many companies are eschewing traditional benefits for stress reducers like free housecleaning and dinner deliveries.


The Social Network

Different Instagram and Twitter Usernames? Your Life Just Got Easier – Instagram rolled out an update Thursday that will make life a little more seamless for those of you with different Twitter and Instagram handles.

Why aren’t more business leaders online? Anyone who thinks new technology isn’t going to keep changing the world has got their head in the sand. We are seeing progress every day online, and businesses are doing their level best to keep up and get ahead.

Looking for a Job? Use Social Media – More hiring managers are using social media websites like Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with potential job candidates, but not as many are taking full advantage of the tools as you may think.

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