Adriana Valcu-Lisman, postdoc, and her husband Jeff welcomed little Ana Sophia who arrived Thursday morning at 9:53 am. Ana weighs 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19-1/2 inches long. Congratulations to all!
The VPR office is now accepting pre-proposals for:
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Competition deadline: July 25, 2016
Congratulations to Miyoung Oh, postdoc, and her husband Jiwoong Kim, who welcomed their newest family member on July 17th! Baby Joshua joins his older brother Isaac and sister Emma. All are doing well.
Department of Agricultural Economics
Extension Educator position in Farm and Ranch Management Analytics
Application review starts: Aug. 12, 2016
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Brian Morelli, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about how to measure the ostensible effectiveness of area regional development organizations.
The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) at NSF invites innovative research and development proposals to advance STEM learning, while exploring solutions to multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary global challenges in either formal or informal settings for learners of all ages and prior educational experience, including learners traditionally under-represented in STEM.
John Schroeter, professor and director of graduate studies, along with other former department faculty, is doing his part to combat the two-pronged problems of hunger and food waste in the Ames area.
Once again this year, CARD will be hosting an alumni reunion during the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston.
USDA - AFRI Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area
1. Climate and Land Use
2. Climate Masters Outreach and Extension
Wallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden. “Willingness-to-Pay for Natural, Organic, and Conventional Foods: The Effects of Information and Meaningful Labels.” Presented at the Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists, Bordeaux, France, June 21-25, 2016.
Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Starting date: Aug. 23, 2016
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and the Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy
Another enrollment record has been set this summer, with 11,942 students attending the summer sessions. That's an increase of 306 students over last summer's previous record. The growth is in students learning online. The subset of students enrolled only in online or other distance options increased 431, up to 3,388 students this summer.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper "Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs with the Uniform Kernel," Otavio Bartalotti, Gray Calhoun, and Yang He, at two recent conferences.
The Undergraduate Programs Office completed freshman 2-day summer orientation sessions in June. Ninety-four ag business and six economics freshmen attended.
Application deadline: Sep. 1, 2016 or until filled