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Phased Retirement Program

November 8, 2016

Faculty and staff considering phased retirement:

The current Board-approved Phased Retirement program will expire on June 30, 2017, unless renewed by the Board prior to expiration. To date, there has been no indication from the Board Office of plans to renew the program after June 30, 2017. Consequently, if you have been considering phased retirement, you may want to finalize your decision in the near future. 

More information http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/node/152

 

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Japan-IMF scholarship for advanced studies

November 8, 2016

The Institute of International Education is seeking qualified applicants for the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program (JISP) for Advanced Studies for the 2017-2019 program. The JISP is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Up to seven scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to students with a record of high academic achievement.

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

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Foreign travel grant deadline

November 8, 2016

Economics faculty:

The next deadline for foreign travel grants is approaching.  Applications to both CALS and LAS are due in the college offices by Jan. 5, 2017.  Note that submissions to LAS require that you provide a copy of your CV as a separate PDF (CALS submissions do not require a CV).  Since Joshua Rosenbloom must endorse all requests and rank them if there is more than one, please (a) alert him as soon as possible if you anticipate applying, and (b) forward your application to him no later than Dec. 20 if at all possible.

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Iowa-led team advances in XPRIZE competition

November 1, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanThe Iowa-led EE-AGG team, a collaboration of rural investors, business leaders and engineering companies, announced that it has been named as one of the 27 teams advancing in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies...

Call for undergrad research

November 1, 2016

All faculty:

The econ department website will soon contain a new page featuring the research work done by undergrad students working with faculty for a class or project. The page will feature the student and name of the paper, with a short description or abstract or a link to the paper. The class or project, and the faculty member with whom the student is working will be included.

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Annual Land Value Survey

October 25, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.

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