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CALS Internal Competition for MacArthur Foundation

June 13, 2016

100&Change Grand Competition

is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. The MacArthur Foundation expects most applications to be focused on domestic issues in the United States, but they welcome international applications from both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The length of the funded project will be three to six years.

West and Duncan wed

June 9, 2016

Congratulations to grad students Jennifer West and Kevin Duncan who got married last weekend before friends and family at the Des Moines Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa!

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Media contacts - Harl

June 7, 2016

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor:

was interviewed by Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor, for distribution on DTN on "Ag Merger Mania" on May 20, 2016

taped a news segment for Australia Broadcasting Corporation with Clint Jasper on "Concentration in the Agricultural Sector" on June 6

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Europe Travel Alert

June 7, 2016

On May 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (State Department) issued a Travel Alert for Americans in Europe through August 31, 2016. The Travel Alert is notable in that it is only the third time that the State Department has issued a general Travel Alert for Europe. Aside from highlighting the risk posed to U.S. citizens from potential terrorist attacks at public locations and large scale events (i.e., tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, mass transit, etc.), the Travel Alert draws specific attention to France and Poland.

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Media contacts - Kimle

June 1, 2016

Dr. Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, for a story on the Ag Startup Engine.

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AAEA Annual Meeting travel grant application extended

May 26, 2016

The AAEA Trust is accepting applications for Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals attending the meeting July 31-August 2. These grants defray housing and transportation costs. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on a variety of factors, including: number of applications received, financial need of the applicant, and expected active participation in the Annual Meeting.

Submit all applications online before Friday, May 27, 2016.

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