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September 19, 2016

Wendy WintersteenWendy Wintersteen, dean of CALS, has been awarded the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

September 19, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Quad City Times on the consistent income growth over the last four or five years in the Qua

September 15, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation Sep. 14, 2016 at the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program Colloquium. The title of the talk was "Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems: An Economist's Perspective."

September 14, 2016

GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Edward Perry, former graduate research assistant, CARD, have co-authored an article detailing the changes in herbicide and insecticide use among farmers growing genetically engineered (GE) crops.

September 14, 2016

Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million.

September 14, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Jacob Bunge of the Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2016 with commentary on terms of the merger of Monsanto and Bayer.

September 14, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, on the short-term job and income impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

September 08, 2016

Iowa State University is a member of the Iowa Campus Compact which offers professional development and networking opportunities for faculty, staff and students involved in community engagement.


Consider attending the Compact's fall network retreat on community engagement in higher education. Admission is free to ISU faculty, staff and students.


September 08, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Yoko Noge from Nikkei American Inc. (Japanese Economic News) on the declines in commodity prices and farmland values in the Midwest.

September 08, 2016

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently been awarded two grants from the Department of Energy and Iowa Energy Center totaling $557,633 to undertake a careful study of a new “swing” contract design.

September 08, 2016

Dr. Michael DuffyThe Board of Directors of the Chicago Farmers have chosen Michael Duffy, emeritus professor, to receive the "Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award” for his "lifetime of involvement with and research on the farm sector."

September 07, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, participated in interviews recently with: Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the history of manufacturing and regional economic change...

September 07, 2016

Christian BoessenChristian Boessen joined the economics department this fall as senior lecturer. He will divide his time equally between advising and teaching both sections of Econ 230 and one section of Econ 102.

September 01, 2016

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, spoke with Christopher Doering and Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about how changes in the downturn in agriculture won't happen unless adverse weather cuts supplies.  

August 31, 2016

Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) network and, as such, all faculty, academic staffpostdocs, professional and graduate students may access at no cost the virtual mentoring and professional development resources available through NCFDD.   

August 31, 2016

Joey MusserJoey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!

August 30, 2016

Dr. Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion, professor has recently given the following presentations:

August 30, 2016

The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.

August 29, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently published a new article at Journal of Great Lakes Research.

August 29, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, on information on how to find business growth statistics in Iowa and the pattern of change over time. 

Swenson also talked with:

August 26, 2016

Mengyu WangMengyu Wang, a senior in economics and aerospace engineering has been selected as a NASA $5,000 scholarship winner from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC).

August 25, 2016

Philip ScirankoThe Department of Economics has hired a new student technician, Philip Sciranko. He earned his Associate Degree in Management Information Systems at Southwestern CC in Creston, IA

August 25, 2016

CALS faculty, staff, and guests are invited to join the college at the annual barbecue on Sep. 3, 3-6 pm at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game at 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy complimentary Hickory Park barbeque, networking with CALS alums and friends, and hands-on family friendly activities from CALS student organizations. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the stadium.

Register to attend by Aug. 26.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanThe Iowa Foundation for Microenterprise and Community Vitality, also known as Iowa Microloan, secured $99,000 from the USDA Rural Business Development Grant program last week to start a rural business accelerator pilot program in Iowa.

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