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Department welcomes new faculty August 16

August 17, 2017

Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, earned his B.Sc. in economics and business from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, in 2004, his M.Sc. in economics from there in 2006, and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, in 2012.

Much of his research centers on immigration and international trade.

 

Carver award nominations now open

August 17, 2017

The George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award 

Purpose of the Award: To honor undergraduate students showing evidence of traits embodied by Dr. Carver, including creativity, courage, dedication, etc., whose early lives and achievements in their educational development inspire and motivate other young people/students.

Selection Criteria:

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Effect of US Policies on Illegal Immigration

August 17, 2017

Dr. Stephen DevadossAn already bad situation will no doubt get worse, according to Dr. Stephen Devadoss (Ph.D. '85 economics) of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University University and Dr. Jeff Luckstead of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas, who presented a paper on the topic “Effects of U.S.

Canvas training opportunities

August 14, 2017

Economics Faculty:
If you will be using the new Learning Management System, Canvas, for your courses this semester or would like to learn more about it in advance of the transition next Semester there are some opportunities for training coming up.

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USDA-ERS young professionals visit campus

August 8, 2017

A group of young professionals in USDA’s Economic Research Service took a four-day tour of Illinois and Iowa last week, including a visit to the ISU campus. Rich Nehring, a USDA-ERS agricultural economist from Washington D.C., organized the tour that started in Chicago.

NAS nominations now open

August 8, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations for a 2018 award presented in economics. NAS membership is not required to nominate candidates or to be considered for an award. Please help spread the word that the nomination process is underway!

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AAEA meeting recognitions

August 3, 2017

The 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-Aug. 1 resulted in honors bestowed upon several Economics Department alumni.

Canvas LMS is ready for instructor preview

August 3, 2017

Implementation of Iowa State's new learning management system (LMS) is underway, with instructor access now available. In June, Canvas was chosen to replace the current Blackboard LMS. Blackboard still is available for use during the fall semester; Canvas will be fully implemented for spring courses.

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Please help welcome our students!

July 27, 2017

Economics Faculty:

There will be five welcome and information centers located around campus during the primary student class hours on the first two days of classes.  Fruit and water will be available for distribution to students. 

Help welcome our new and returning students by volunteering for a shift from the list below.  Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please list a first & second choice of date/time/location.

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