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September 12, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Jeff Stein, KXEL Radio news director, about the value of state and local economic development subsidies for job growth in Iowa.

September 12, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will speak at the 20th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference to be held on Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Intercontinental Riverfront in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

September 12, 2017

Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, gave an invited seminar, "Converting CO2 Emissions, Coal and Biomass to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons," to the Secretary's delegation workshop, Ministry of Coal, Government of India at the 4th Post Combustion Carbon Capture Conference on Sept. 6, 2017.

September 12, 2017

Dermot Hayes and Wendong Zhang with China Consul General, Hong LeiDermot Hayes, professor,  and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted China's Consul General Hong Lei at the Memorial Union on Sept. 11, 2017, to discuss the collaboration of the economics department with the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences to set up a center at Iowa State to study China ag policy.

September 11, 2017

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, believes we’d all be better off if we understood which types of tax law changes help the economy and which do not.

September 11, 2017

The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Center for IT & Society
Delhi, India

September 11, 2017

The Iowa Water Center annual grant competition is now open to receive research proposals. Funding of up to $30,000 is available for one research project at Iowa’s accredited public or private universities or community colleges. As seed grant funding, this program enables researchers to explore innovative ideas that will grow to be tools to assist in building future water-related policies and practices.

September 06, 2017

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a story in Feed Navigator.com on the effect of this year's drought on corn and soybean production.

September 05, 2017

Mary Kay ThatcherMary Kay Thatcher, ('79 an sci, ag bus) chief lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation and a veteran of seven farm bills, will be the featured speaker for the next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Webinar.

September 05, 2017

Joshua Rosenbloom Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, recently had his article, "Show me the Money: Federal R&D Support for Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009" published in Research Policy Volume 46, Issue

September 05, 2017

Iowa State University is now a newly awarded National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps), a distinction shared by more than 70 universities in the U.S. that contribute to the National Innovation Network.

September 05, 2017

Assistant Professor – Ag and Food Policy
Stillwater, OK
Application deadline: Oct. 13, 2017
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Associate Vice President, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Stillwater, OK
Application deadline: Oct. 20, 2017
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September 05, 2017

Neil HarlNeil Harl, emeritus professor, presented, "The Unintended Consequences of Repealing the Federal Estate Tax and Other Legislative Moves," at the Professional Advisor Continuing Education Conference, Aug. 30, 2017, in Ames, sponsored by the Iowa State University Foundation.

September 05, 2017

Ag entrepreneurship week proclamation Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed a proclamation marking the week of September 24-30, 2017 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week, urging citizens to "appreciate and acknowledge the value agricultural entrepreneurs provides for our people, communities, and state as well as for the rest of the world."

August 31, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant for collaboration at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

August 31, 2017

Honors seminars are 1-2 credit courses, offered over a half or full term, which explore topics of current or special interest. They are graded Satisfactory/Fail, usually capped at 17 students, and enroll Honors students from any year or major. Many seminars are offered in the instructor’s area of expertise; others are interdisciplinary. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development (e.g. professional subscriptions, membership fees, travel) of the instructor(s).

August 30, 2017

Steven Brockshus received help from the Ag Entrepreurship Initiative. The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

August 28, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was recently interviewed by the following media:

KASI’s The Trent Rice Show about the new Apple data center in Waukee that was awarded over $213 million in local and state incentives.

August 28, 2017

The department has recently become an institutional member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) http://asheweb.net

One benefit of this membership is that faculty, students or staff can join ASHE at no charge.  The process for joining ASHE this way is in the Membership Tab, Join or Renew. This is the direct link http://asheweb.net/?page_id=982. The Institutional Member Associate button is at the bottom of the list of membership options.

August 28, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, recently had a paper published in International Review Environmental and Resource Economics: 

August 28, 2017

Olaniyi Akinkunmi EluwoleOlaniyi Akinkunmi Eluwole, of Keffi, Nigeria, was named to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, taking part in a six-week Academic and Leadership Institute, followed by a trip to the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington, DC. In addition, Olaniyi earned a place in a select group remaining in the United States and participating in a six-week professional development experience here at Iowa State. He is meeting with organizations and people who are willing to build relationships, offer grants, and other opportunities to aid his work in Nigeria.

August 24, 2017

John CullisJohn Cullis, visiting professor, has joined the department this fall as a lecturer. Cullis hails from the University of Bath, where he has taught since 1974. His main areas of research have been in health economics and public sector economics.

Cullis will be teaching two sections each of Econ 101 and Econ 301.

August 24, 2017

Professor, Economics/Business Economics of Food
Copenhagen, Denmark
Application deadline: Jan. 12, 2018
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August 24, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Nick Capote, ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, about the history and evolution of the meat packing industry in Iowa. This is part of a documentary series set to air on the National Geographic Channel.

August 23, 2017

The ISU Office of Student Conduct has developed brief (5-6 minute) informational videos to inform students and faculty/staff about the disciplinary policy and process around academic misconduct at Iowa State. Linked below, the student video discusses types of misconduct, the disciplinary process and outcomes, and other information they should know. The faculty video discusses commonly referred types of misconduct, steps for contacting students and documenting misconduct, the referral process, suggestions for discouraging misconduct, and consultation options.

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