Pre-announcement: A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)
Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. Conventional knowledge and capacity building to tackle the challenges associated with sustainability have proven inadequate, and a comprehensive and concerted research initiative is needed to boost research on transformations to sustainability that can catalyse new kinds of solutions to environmental and social challenges.
Extension Educator – Agricultural Systems Economist
West Central, Northeast and Southeast Nebraska
Position open until suitable candidate is found
Research assistant opportunity with Dr. Plastina for U.S. grad students. This would be in addition to your standard 20 hour/week spring appointment.
The Office of the Vice President for Research, in coordination with the Graduate College, offers a one-credit course each semester for graduate students who need to (or want to) complete training in the responsible conduct of research. Not only does this course satisfy both NSF, USDA-NIFA, and NIH training requirements for grants that students may be working on, but it also provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding various topics.
Wallace Huffman, professor, talked with Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News about current prospects for mechanical versus immigrant labor harvesting of fresh fruits and vegetables.
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Patrick McGroarty, Wall Street Journal reporter, about the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and the potential consequences for farmers and Iowa’s rural economy.
For undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors, or adjuncts
Economics teaching assistant or instructor, CTY summer program
Spaces are still available for the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession's 5th Annual Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Faculty to be held at the 2017 AEA/ASSA Meetings in Chicago.
As part of Iowa State University's partial semester break closing, the Economics administrative offices, 260-266 and 174 Heady Hall will be closed Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, through Mon., Jan. 2, 2017.
Economics seniors Taylor Finn (on left in photo) and Olivia Reicks participated in the Fall Honors Poster Presentation at the Great Hall, Memorial Union on Nov. 30.
Seed Grant program
Awards: up to $35,000 per year
Application deadline: Jan. 17, 2017
John Beghin, professor and Marlin Cole Professor in international agricultural economics, has submitted his formal resignation effective Dec. 31, 2016. He has accepted the department head position at North Carolina State University.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave a presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago conference on The Downturn in Agriculture: Implications for the Midwest and the Future of Farming on Nov. 29, 2016.
You are invited to celebrate the joys of the holidays at the Department of Economics Holiday Party on Tues., December 6th.
The festivities will take place in 368A Heady, starting at noon and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!
The following classrooms have been scheduled to be used as study rooms during Dead Week, Dec. 5-9, from 5:10 -11 p.m. These classrooms are for studying during that week only, on a drop-in basis. Most of the rooms will hold 30+. There is a total of 10 classrooms:
- Black 1028
- Black 1034
- Carver 0002
- Carver 0202
- Food Sc 2311
- Food Sc 2319
- Heady 0160
- Heady 0162
- Town 0250
- Town 0270
Integrating Environment and Health
Jan. 24-26, 2017
Poster submission deadline: Dec. 5, 2016
If you are a student or recent graduate who is interested in working at OPM, we have a variety of opportunities for you. OPM has developed a new initiative called Pathways to recruit America's students and recent graduates to rewarding careers in Federal public service. Launched by an Executive Order in December 2010, the Pathways Programs allows students or recent graduates like you to gain experience in the Federal government.
School of Business and the Department of Economics
We are especially looking for candidates in the field of International Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economic Integration. Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant field by the beginning of employment.
Interviews will be held at the ASSA annual meeting in Chicago on Jan. 6-8, 2017.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSPA will be closed during winter break from December 23th, 2016 through January 2rd, 2017.
Dean and Wyoming Excellence Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Application deadline: Jan. 6, 2017
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants are intended to support the initial stages of innovative, high-risk and high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and have strong potential for external (competitive) funding. These stages may include performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding agency within a year of the completion of the Research Seed Grant period.
This program funds larger interdisciplinary research groups for up to 3 years. Groups are expected to define an integrated interdisciplinary research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or technological developments having state, national, and global economic and societal impact. Further, the area of scholarship should likely be such that more than one agency may support the work.