Peter Orazem, professor, will be a panelist at the Business Record Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines, on Jan. 26th.
Dear Colleague Letter: Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting.
Inaugural issue of International Journal of Applied Finance and Economics online journal
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation Jan. 19th on “Managing Margins in 2017” at the 12th Farming for the Future Conference, organized by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The meeting was held at the Quality Inn hotel in Ames with about 100 people attending.
Daniel Phaneuf ('97 Ph.D. economics), Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Till Requate, has published a graduate textbook, A Course in Environmental Economics - Theory, Policy, and Practice, by Cambridge University Press.
Waste Management has asked that plastic garbage bags NOT be placed in the big blue recycling bins in Heady Hall. When these bins contain plastic bags, the bin contents are considered trash and will not be accepted for recycling.
Currently Waste Management drivers have to do their best to dig through the loads and remove the plastic bags. So, with everyone's help, keeping bags out of the bins in the first place will help the entire process stay efficient and timely.
St. Paul, MN
Candidates with a concentration in healthcare, environmental economics, or applied econometrics are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will start on Jan. 30 and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professors, 4-positions
- Assistant Professor in Thermal-fluid sciences
- Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources
- Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics
- Assistant Professor in Watershed Nutrient Management
Jan. 18th marked the grand opening of a new residence hall. Geoffroy Hall is named for President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy, who led the university from 2001-2012.
Gary Macnoll (BS Ag Bus) was recently featured in the Jan. 8th Abilene Reporter-News as one of the most progressive beef cattle producers in Taylor County, Texas.
Research and Impact Assessment Division
Post-doc (2 positions)
Research assistant (3-4 positions)
The positions will focus on empirical analysis of microeconomic data from developing countries—impact evaluation data and LSMS/household data. Experience in conducting field work is a plus as is the ability to work in French or Spanish.
Three students in Keri Jacobs' Econ 332 Cooperatives class were recently honored with a $500 scholarship from Heartland Cooperative.
The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed and classes will not meet on Monday, Jan. 16, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Gamma Sigma Delta Award Applications and Membership Nominations are due March 24, 2017. Updated forms are now available on the Gamma Sigma Delta website.
Awards to Don Beitz, 313 Kildee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership to Barb Clawson, 107 Hort Hall, email@example.com
Gamma Sigma Delta Initiation is set for April 20, 2017 in 0127 Curtiss Hall.
The three Regent universities are participating in a study of faculty activity. All faculty members at the three universities will be asked to complete an online reporting form describing how they spend their work time during a randomly assigned one-week period during the semester. This information (which will be reported in the aggregate only to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa) will help the universities educate external constituencies about the wide range of important activities that comprise faculty responsibilities.
On Jan. 10, 2017, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students Gaurav Arora and Yang He at a reception in Heady Hall.
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Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a cover story in the January 2017 Iowa Banking magazine about the 2016 Iowa Land Values Survey.
Helen Jensen, professor, was one of two Iowa State University professors who were involved in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee,