Health Policy Research Scholars

January 9, 2017

Calls For Application are open for Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership development program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:

Singh and Weninger publish update

January 5, 2017

Dr. Rajesh Singh, Dr. Quinn WeningerRajesh Singh, associate professor, and Quinn Weninger, professor, published an update to their working paper #14008, titled "Cap and trade under transactions costs and factor irreversibility" to be published soon in the journal, Economic Theory.

Decreased mileage rate

January 3, 2017

For travel expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2017, the default rate will be 26.75 cents/mile, a decrease from 27 cents/mile. The default mileage reimbursement rate is calculated at 50% of the full IRS rate and is applicable for trips of more than 100 miles if the traveler chooses to use a personal vehicle when a vehicle is available from Transportation Services. 

The 2017 full IRS rate is decreasing to 53.5 cents/mile, from the current 2016 rate of 54 cents/mile.  

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USDA - Smart Technology Innovations in Agriculture

December 21, 2016

$5 Million in Funds for Smart Technology Innovations in Agriculture 
for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through the Cyber Physical Systems program. Funding for this program is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
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Learning Management System review

December 19, 2016

Department faculty and staff:

As many of you know, the university is reviewing our needs with respect to learning management systems and will be soliciting feedback from users before selecting a new system. If anyone wishes to follow this process or has feedback and advice to contribute, please visit

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NSF Grants conference webcast is now available

December 15, 2016

The Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here.

Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, and more.

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