An open letter was released April 12, 2017, signed by 1,470 economists, affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama Administrations, as well as leading economists from across the country. Several economists from Iowa State University also participated.
Iowa State University has named Dr. Dermot Hayes Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ag Bus juniors, Brandon Hanson, from Iowa Falls, and Michael Barr, Kellogg, are two of the 20 students selected for the 2017-2018 Vermeer International Leadership Program.
ISU’s Blackboard license will expire at the end of the year. It will be replaced by Canvas or Desire2Learn. A final decision will be made next month. This is a critically important matter for many faculty, including some in the department.
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Wallace Huffman, professor, gave an off-campus talk, “Wellbeing and Gross National Income Comparisons for OECD Countries,” to the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX, on April 7, 2017.
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was invited to address the Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives, on Taxation and Tax Policy, on April 5, rescheduled after a March 15 cancellation. Because of Mrs. Harl's illness, Dr. Harl submitted his views in writing.
The Forest Trust (TFT) has a summer internship opportunity at their Seattle office for graduate students in agriculture and environment related programs. This position will support our evolving work on advancing transformation in global soy supply chains, and it will focus on environmental and social issues in soy production in Canada and the US.
The position will have a limited stipend, so students are encouraged to find matching funding if possible.
Members of the college’s young alumni initiative, Curtiss League, were on campus Friday, March 31 for their annual kick-off event.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke at Texas A&M University’s Master of Agribusiness Symposium on Cooperatives on Friday, March 30th. She made a presentation titled, “Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership.”
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Erin Murphy, reporter for Lee Enterprises, about the source (sources) of Iowa’s current revenue shortfall.
Swenson also spoke to:
AFRI FY 2017 Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area
Letters of Intent Due May 17, 2017
Full Applications Due Aug. 2, 2017
NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.
Funding is available for eight grants in total:
Two eminent economists, Roger Ferguson and Alan Barkema, will lecture at Iowa State on Tues., April 11.
Four economics undergrads presented papers at the Midwest Economics Association 2017 annual meeting on March 31-April 2.
David Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, spoke at two events at Iowa State on March 30 and 31.
Mengyu “Allen” Wang, a third-year student with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.
Thanks to the AAEA Trust, we are able to provide a number of graduate students and young professionals with $200 travel stipends for attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting EXECON Post-Conference Workshop in Chicago on Aug. 2, 2017.
Iowa State University features in the Top 10 out of 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in 2 subjects. The inaugural subjects ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities was released on Monday, April 3rd 2017 (at cwur.org/2017/subjects.php).
A new on-line journal, Journal of Applied Farm Economics, is being published by the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University.
John Lawrence, CALS associate dean and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Lawrence will succeed Cathann Kress, who is leaving to accept a dean position at The Ohio State University.