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Swenson media comments

October 18, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, replied to several media requests recently:

Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, about Amazon hiring more people for the Christmas holidays and what that might portend for main street business.

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Call for proposals: TAC

October 13, 2016

The CALS Technology Advancement Committee (TAC) invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students that benefits student learning in the college.  Projects funded must spend the funds by June, 30, 2017 and submit 1-2 page report explaining the outcome of the project to the TAC Chair. 

Proposals are due 1pm on Nov. 7, 2016.  Send proposals to Gaylan Scofield, TAC Chair, 0004 Curtiss Hall, ggs@iastate.edu .

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NBER digitization tutorial

October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation has generously funded two nights of hotel and living expenses for twenty graduate students attending the meeting of the NBER project on the Economics of Digitization Mar. 1-3, 2017 at Stanford University. On Mar. 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students to overviews of this young frontier area of research and provide graduate students face-to-face time with research leaders.

The deadline for submission is midnight, EST on Nov. 18, 2016.

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New human developmental econ PhD program - Tufts

October 3, 2016

Tufts University is offering a new PhD program in Human Developmental Economics.
This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (CSHD) and the Department of Economics.  It aims to better understand human development through the study of cultural, social, emotional, economic and behavioral interactions as they contribute to socialization and decision making. 

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USDA, NIFA

October 3, 2016

Specialty Crop Research Intiative

Pre-application deadline: Nov. 15, 2016

Standard Research and Extension Projects - Normally will not exceed $1,000,000 per year up to four years. Requests less than $250,000 per project are discouraged. Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAPs) - $2 million per year up to four years. Research and Extension Planning Projects - $50,000 for one year.

Items for United Way auction

September 19, 2016

Do you have items to donate for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) United Way Online Auction?  The item(s) could be big or small, such as a gift basket, catered dinner, baked goods, gift card, cleaning service, etc. Last year the Online Auction raised over $2,000!

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