Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Saturday, February 6, 2016


  • Artz wins Outstanding Service award

    Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences'  Outstanding Service in Student Recruitment and Retention Award.

    Artz is an academic adviser for the Agricultural Business Club. Under her guidance the club has continued its string of outstanding club awards. She coaches teams to prepare for academic quiz bowls and fosters undergraduate research that has led to award-winning submissions.

  • Schulz wins CALS award

    Lee Schulz, assistant professor, received the Early Achievement Extension and Outreach Award given by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

    Since joining the faculty in 2012, Schulz has provided leadership and extension-focused programming on the critical issues facing Iowa’s livestock and meat industries, such as animal identification and traceability, market analysis, consumer demand, animal disease economics and risk management.

  • Edwards and Jolly to receive award

    Emeritus Professors William Edwards and Robert Jolly have been selected to jointly receive the 2016 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award.

    The Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award is partially funded by earnings from the Nancy and Richard Degner Alumni Association Endowment.

    The Alumni Association established this award in 2011 as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former ISU faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU.

    Edwards and Jolly will be honored and recognized at the ISU Alumni Association Board of Director’s annual meeting and reception held on the evening of May 20 at the ISU Alumni Center.

  • Weekly media contacts for the Department of Economics - Swenson

    David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News, on the economic impact of the Iowa caucuses.

    Swenson also talked with Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register, about the post-caucus status of the ethanol industry and whether renewable fuels issues will be raised in other caucus states, and was also a guest on WHO TV's Big Show, with Doug Cooper and Bob Quinn. They talked about the importance of ethanol in national politics now that Cruz, who is not a supporter of the RFS, won in Iowa.

  • Weekly media contacts for the Department of Economics

    Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed on KCUR (Kansas City Public Radio) about how technology is changing employment and making it harder for people to hold a single job for their entire lives.

    Bruce Babcock, professor, was quoted in an article in The Fiscal Times about how Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's victory in the Iowa Caucuses could affect the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Read story.
    Babcock was also quoted on the same topic in the Reuters' story in Raw Story. Read the story.

    Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a story in the International Business Times about internation trade with Cuba and China. Read story.

    David Keiser, assistant professor, was quoted by Andy Uhler, NPR, this week about wastewater treatment. Read story.

  • Lade receives grant

    Gabriel Lade, assistant professor, has been awarded one of three $25,000 grants for seed money for the E2e energy efficiency research design competition.

    The E2e Project is interested in producing research that contributes to new academic knowledge and that also produces insights on the real-world impacts of energy efficiency policies. More information

Department Seminars and Workshops

  • Employment opportunity presentation

    Advanced Analytics and the Financial Industry
    Info sharing session about employment opportunities for M.S. and Ph.D. students in quantitative fields of study
    Feb. 10
    7-8:30 pm
    368A Heady Hall

Conferences and Calls for Papers

  • All in One Conferences

    International Conference on New Trends in Econometrics & Finance
    April 19-22
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Abstract submission deadline: March 25
    More information

  • International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

    23rd International Academic Conference
    April 27-30
    Venice International University
    Venice, Italy
    More information

    The 24th International Academic Conference
    June 28-July 1
    Barcelona, Spain
    More information

  • The International Review of Business Research Papers

    Banking, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing
    Submission deadline: Feb. 22
    More information