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Eluwole works to solve underemployment, food insecurity in Nigeria

August 28, 2017

Olaniyi Akinkunmi EluwoleOlaniyi Akinkunmi Eluwole, of Keffi, Nigeria, was named to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, taking part in a six-week Academic and Leadership Institute, followed by a trip to the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington, DC. In addition, Olaniyi earned a place in a select group remaining in the United States and participating in a six-week professional development experience here at Iowa State. He is meeting with organizations and people who are willing to build relationships, offer grants, and other opportunities to aid his work in Nigeria.

Cullis joins department

August 24, 2017

John CullisJohn Cullis, visiting professor, has joined the department this fall as a lecturer. Cullis hails from the University of Bath, where he has taught since 1974. His main areas of research have been in health economics and public sector economics.

Cullis will be teaching two sections each of Econ 101 and Econ 301.

Academic Misconduct Resources for Instructors

August 23, 2017

The ISU Office of Student Conduct has developed brief (5-6 minute) informational videos to inform students and faculty/staff about the disciplinary policy and process around academic misconduct at Iowa State. Linked below, the student video discusses types of misconduct, the disciplinary process and outcomes, and other information they should know. The faculty video discusses commonly referred types of misconduct, steps for contacting students and documenting misconduct, the referral process, suggestions for discouraging misconduct, and consultation options.

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EGSA officers elected

August 23, 2017

Econ Grad Student Assoc. officers Four graduate students were elected as officers for the Economics Graduate Student Association in March, 2017. Their terms will run through fall and spring semesters 2017-2018.

NIFA announces I-FAST Prize competition

August 21, 2017

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced the I-FAST prize competition to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology program. NIFA will partner with the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps to provide entrepreneurship training to grantees under this pilot program. The goals are to identify valuable product opportunities than can emerge from NIFA supported academic research.

CARD study finds RFS beneficial overall to US ag economy

August 21, 2017

Renewable fuel plantThe Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University's study, "The Renewable Fuel Standard in Competitive Equilibrium: Market and Welfare Effects," concludes what farmers across the Corn Belt already knew: RFS biofuels mandates have provided price support for both corn and soybeans.

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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.

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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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