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Responsible Conduct of Research course

December 7, 2016

The Office of the Vice President for Research, in coordination with the Graduate College, offers a one-credit course each semester for graduate students who need to (or want to) complete training in the responsible conduct of research. Not only does this course satisfy both NSF, USDA-NIFA, and NIH training requirements for grants that students may be working on, but it also provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding various topics.

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Swenson media contacts

December 7, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with Patrick McGroarty, Wall Street Journal reporter, about the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit and the potential consequences for farmers and Iowa’s rural economy.

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Beghin resigns

November 30, 2016

Dr. John BeghinJohn Beghin, professor and Marlin Cole Professor in international agricultural economics, has submitted his formal resignation effective Dec. 31, 2016. He has accepted the department head position at North Carolina State University.

Department holiday party

November 29, 2016

You are invited to celebrate the joys of the holidays at the Department of Economics Holiday Party on Tues., December 6th.

The festivities will take place in 368A Heady, starting at noon and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!

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Dead week study rooms

November 29, 2016

The following classrooms have been scheduled to be used as study rooms during Dead Week, Dec. 5-9, from 5:10 -11 p.m. These classrooms are for studying during that week only, on a drop-in basis. Most of the rooms will hold 30+. There is a total of 10 classrooms:

  • Black 1028
  • Black 1034
  • Carver 0002
  • Carver 0202
  • Food Sc 2311
  • Food Sc 2319
  • Heady 0160
  • Heady 0162
  • Town 0250
  • Town 0270
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Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS)

November 21, 2016

Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants are intended to support the initial stages of innovative, high-risk and high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and have strong potential for external (competitive) funding. These stages may include performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding agency within a year of the completion of the Research Seed Grant period.

Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research (PIIR)

November 21, 2016

This program funds larger interdisciplinary research groups for up to 3 years. Groups are expected to define an integrated interdisciplinary research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or technological developments having state, national, and global economic and societal impact. Further, the area of scholarship should likely be such that more than one agency may support the work.

Ag bus students win Landus scholarships

November 21, 2016

Landus scholarship winnersFifteen Iowa college freshmen majoring in agricultural business have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships through a collaboration with Landus Cooperative and the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Economics.

Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

November 18, 2016

The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program will offer awards to support the initial stages of new interdisciplinary research that has strong potential to attract external funding. Funding is provided by President Leath and a gift from Mary G. Miller to create an endowment honoring her mother, Mary N. Miller.

Tenure-eligible faculty, senior lecturers, and senior clinicians at all stages of their career can apply for the 2-year, $30,000-$50,000 per-year awards.

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