Events Archive

English skills with Dr. Wendong Zhang

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm to 2:30 pm
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Location: 360 Heady Hall

Description: One of the most important skills for future economists to developing is good communication. Many of the faculty, overall, feel like English communication is an area where we need to improve. Dr. Zhang has kindly offered his time to come and speak about the importance of English skills on the US job market. He'll speak about his own experience in improving his own English skills and answer student questions. 

Webinar on the Human Dimensions of a New Carbon Economy

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Location: Webinar (or Weill Hall 224, Cornell University)

Description: The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, the Center for Carbon Removal (CCR), and the New Carbon Economy Consortium (NCEC) invite you to connect with scholars working at the intersection of carbon removal and human dimensions research in order to develop a research agenda on the integration of the social sciences, humanities, and arts in the creation of an economy that is carbon-sequestering rather than carbon-emitting.

EGSA fall picnic

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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EGSA fall picnicLocation: Brookside Park, Maple Shelter, 1325 6th St.

Contact Person: jwlee@iastate.edu

Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and pets.

Please help us estimate how much food to provide by filling out the attached RSVP form by Wednesday, Sept 5.

Panel Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion in the Agriculture & Food System - Perspectives from CALS Leadership

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
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Location: 13 Curtiss Hall

Description: The sustainability of our food system depends on ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. Recognizing this, agriculture and food businesses, organizations, and educational institutions are increasing their diversity and inclusion efforts — from the classroom to the field to the fork. But what does diversity and inclusion mean? What is its relevance for the agriculture and food system, including here in Iowa? Why is it important for CALS students to engage in these issues at ISU?

Peter Orazem (ISU)

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr. Peter OrazemLocation: 360 Heady Hall

Description: Peter Orazem, University Professor, Iowa State University
"Long-Term Responses to Large Minimum Wage Shocks: Sub-Minimum and Super-Minimum Workers in Slovenia"

Tom Vilsack

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:30 pm
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Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: Tom Vilsack served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for eight years and is currently president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. He was Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.
"Trade Relations and U.S. Agriculture"

More information: E-mail the Lectures Program

 

2018 CALS fall convocation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:10 pm
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Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

The program will include brief comments from Interim Dean Joe Colletti and recognition of the College’s new faculty and staff since last fall. A reception will follow.

Camp Resources XXV

Sunday, August 12, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (All day)
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Location: Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

25th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00 am to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Description: The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.

Paper submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2018
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2018 NACTA conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm to Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:30 pm
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Location: Scheman Building, Ames, IA

Description: "Grow Your Adventure"

Our technical program will provide a rich and varied selection of professional development including oral and poster sessions, workshops, and tours of local agriculture enterprises and sites unique to central Iowa. There will also be ample opportunities to meet old friends, make new ones, and build your professional network. In essence, a chance to grow your professional adventure!

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Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop at UW-Madison

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (All day)
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Location: Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Description: Designed to help college instructors plan courses on the causes, consequences, and cures of poverty. The workshop is open to college faculty and instructors in any postsecondary institution—university, college, or community college. Applicants need not have prior experience in poverty studies, but should plan to include material from the workshop in future courses.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2018

The Research-Based Flipped Classroom and Team-Based Learning

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm to Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm
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Location: 2117 Gerdin (June 11 and 13), 3164 Gerdin (June 12)

Description: A 3-part series. The research-based flipped classroom and team-based learning (TBL), an increasingly-popular form of flipped-classroom where small-group learning that can be implemented effectively in small or large classes.

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ISU Online Learning Community

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Location: 206 Durham

Description: The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning; see how others are using the University Learning Management System (LMS).

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Quality Matters: Improving Your Online Course

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Location: 2030 Morrill

Description: The "Improving Your Online Course" workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online courses and develop a course improvement plan.

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Science Policy summer grad course

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:00 am to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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Location: 1204 Kildee Hall

Description: "Science Policy in an Age of Public Conflict" NUTRS 505

Lecturer: Dr. Catherine Woteki, Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics 2010-2016 and Under Secretary for Food Safety 1997-2001, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Midwest Big Data Summer School

Monday, May 14, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 17, 2018 (All day)
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The 2018 Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers will be held from May 14-17, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. This summer school is designed as an intensive curriculum aimed at early career researchers to get them started in data-driven research. The school will include full day lectures on topics ranging from: data acquisition, data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, descriptive data analysis, data analysis tools and techniques, visualization and communication, ethical issues in data science, reproducibility and repeatability, and understanding of domain/context.

Early registration: March 14
Regular registration: March 15-April 14

1st Midwest Statistical Machine Learning Colloquium

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (All day)
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Location: Howe Hall

Description: A strong program of invited speakers presenting on interesting Machine Learning topics. We are accepting poster presentations for the event and the registration fee for ISU people is quite reasonable (essentially at marginal cost). 

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Open house reception for graduating seniors

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Graduating seniors in agricultural business, economics, and business economics and their families:

Location: Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Description: This year, we will be hosting an open house reception in honor of our graduating seniors from all three majors and their families.

Please stop by so we, as the Department of Economics faculty and staff, may thank you for sharing your student with us for a few years!

International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics

Friday, April 27, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 28, 2018 (All day)
Event Type: 

Location: Alanya, Turkey

Description: ICFAEC 2018 aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field economics and provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, organizations, and researchers. ICFAEC 2018 encourages submission of theoretical and empirical papers in the different domains of food and agricultural economics and related disciplines, within and across different levels of analysis.

World Intellectual Property Day

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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Location: Central Campus, just north of the Campanile

Description: “A World Intellectual Property Day celebration, hosted by The Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) will be held just north of the Campanile on Central Campus, Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Reception for Harvey Lapan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Dr. Harvey LapanThe Department of Economics cordially invites you to a reception celebrating University Professor Harvey Lapan's 46 years of distinguished service to the department.

Canvas Roundtable

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Location: 008 Curtiss Hall

Description: The roundtable will be discussion format for peers to provide hints or tips to others, share concerns, exchange ideas, and demonstrate what works in Canvas for them/their classes. In addition, there will be a short introduction to the Canvas Mobile Apps (Canvas Teacher & Canvas Student).  Please bring your laptop. A light lunch will be provided.

Live United Food Drive

Monday, April 23, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 3, 2018 (All day)
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Location: Drop off location, 260 Heady Hall

Description: The 10th Annual Live United Food Drive will take place on campus from April 23 to May 4. Donations will benefit the food pantries of Story County and ensure children have food during the summer months.

Non-perishable items and monetary donations will be accepted. Monetary donations may be provided online or via cash/check. Online donations may be provided on the United Way of Story County website.

EGSA Spring Picnic

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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Location: Maple shelter in Brookside Park

Description: We plan on serving hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, vegetables, fruits, chips, and cookies. If you are interested in preparing something else or if you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments of the RSVP form below Please RSVP by April 18.

RSVP form

CES 2018 North America Conference

Friday, April 6, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 7, 2018 (All day)
Event Type: 

Location: University of Georgia in Athens, GA

Description: The theme of the conference is “Regulatory Impact Analysis: Methods, Applications, and Implications for Emerging Economies”. The conference includes invited keynote speakers, roundtable forums, and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will start in the afternoon of April 5. All speeches and sessions are on April 6 and 7.
Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

Iowa State Research Day

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
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Location: Memorial Union

Description: Whether you are a chemist, artist, performer, engineer, or historian, if you are involved with research, scholarship or creative activity at Iowa State, we invite you to register and participate on March 27. Let’s “Discover. Create. Together.”

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Listening sessions for CALS dean search

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Memorial Union Gold Room

Live webinar: https://zoom.us/j/295238679

Join by phone: (669) 900-6833 – ID# 295238679

Description: The sessions are an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn more about the search, as well as provide input on characteristics they would like to see in the next dean. Questions may be submitted during each session by using the chat window in the webinar, or via email to calsforum@iastate.edu.

ISU Workshop: Navigating both Gender and Cultural Diversity

Monday, March 26, 2018 (All day)
Event Type: 

Dr. Kathrin ZippelLocation: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Registration deadline: March 23

Description: ISU Advance Workshop
Award-winning author and associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University, Dr. Kathrin Zippel is an expert on gender, science and organizations.

Canvas Roundtable

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: 0013 Curtiss Hall

Description: The Brenton Center Instructional Development Team will be holding a roundtable that will be discussion format for peers to provide hints or tips to others, share concerns, exchange ideas, and demonstrate what works in Canvas for them/their classes.  In addition, we will share some general data retrieved from a recent student & faculty survey on the Canvas conversion.  Please bring your laptop. There is no set agenda - just a free flow of ideas and information.

Handling Classroom Disruption

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Location: Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Description: Handling Classroom Disruption: From Senseless Side Conversations to Shouting and Slamming Doors (for all faculty)

To register:

ANR at Noon

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30 pm
Event Type: 

Description: Economics of Cover Crops

CALS Spring-Semester Convocation and Awards program

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:10 pm
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Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Description: The program will include brief comments from Interim Dean Colletti and recognition to all of our 2018 CALS faculty and staff award recipients. Please come and congratulate this year’s winners.

A wine-and-cheese reception, including Block & Bridle Summer Sausage, will follow the program.

Contact Person: Trina Zimmer 515-294-3830

Cultural Competency Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Speaker:  Dr. Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and an Associate Professor for the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University

“Privileging the Privileged; How bias, power, and privilege impact graduate school funding and admissions”

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity Conference

Friday, March 2, 2018 (All day)
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Location: Memorial Union

Description: The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is the university’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference support the university's Mission to "create, share, and apply knowledge... and make Iowa and the world a better place.”

Information on last year's pre-conference and conference here

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity Pre-conference Sessions

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (All day)
Event Type: 

Location: Memorial Union

Description: The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) offers a professional development opportunity for all faculty, professional and merit staff. These sessions provide a structured environment to enhance your understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences. Many of the sessions will focus on providing tools to improve employee interactions and create inclusive workspaces.

Women in Economics Symposium

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm to 7:45 pm
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Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Description: In addition to time to network and discuss career options over hors d'oeuvres, the event will feature a review of the research and data on women in economics, a panel featuring women from various career fields who majored in economics, and unique perspectives from leaders in the field.
Special speakers will include:

2018 Professional Development Conference

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
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Location: Scheman Building

Description: The 2018 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Developent Conference will include 32 sessions and 47 speakers and will be held at the Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center on Wednesday, February 14th! 

Registration: Early: $90, Regular, $105

Closing the Achievement Gap at ISU

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: You are invited to this inaugural data symposium underscoring Iowa State’s commitment to student success, with a special focus on leveraging best practices across the university to close the gaps in persistence and completion among underrepresented students.

More information

Impact of the 2017 Tax Reform Webinar

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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Description: Free webinar on the Impact of the 2017 Tax Reform and Jobs Act on Agricultural Cooperatives.

Presenters: Phil Kenkel, Bill Fitzwater Cooperative Chair, Oklahoma State University, Keri Jacobs, Iowa Institute of Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor, Iowa State University, and Brian Briggerman, Director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, Kansas State University.

Winter 2018 Conference of the Multinational Finance Society

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 9:00 am to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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Location: University of Puerto Rico School of Business, Main Campus, Puerto Rico

Description: The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.

Submission deadline: Sep. 15, 2017

Department holiday party

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Description: Faculty, retired faculty, staff, grad students:
You are invited to join the department in celebrating the joys of the season at the 2017 Holiday Party.
Thurs., Dec. 7th
Noon-2 p.m.
368A Heady Hall

Lunch and learn about presidential initiative funding

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Location: Food Sciences Building Room 1951

Description: Office of the Vice President for Research leaders will give an overview of this impactful internal funding opportunity, as well as information and tips on how to apply. Pre-proposals are due Jan. 31.

Women's Leadership Workshop series

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Location: 1306 Elings Hall

Description: Empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions:
The series brings a number of influential women to campus with the goal of empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions. Topics are designed with women in mind.

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Location: Hansen Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA  50011

Discussion Leader: Mark Rasmussen, Director, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Title:  “Sustainable Agriculture:  What Now Leopold?
Please register by noon, Nov. 30, 2017 to  jrober@iastate.edu

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:00 am to Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
Paper Submission deadline: July 2, 2017
Each symposium has its own organizing committee and its own call for papers! One registration gets you access to all 32 symposia and tutorials and all symposia events.
More information

 

Women in Ag Leadership Conference

Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (All day)
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Location: Scheman Building

Description: For women involved in farming, agribusiness, or students interested in a career in agriculture. Establish a leadership role, expand your professional network, enhance your career.

Register at www.aep.iastate.edu/leadership

 

Canvas training lunch and learn

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 013 Curtiss

Description: New Canvas Training Opportunity Exclusively for CALS Faculty and Staff

To help you prepare for the upcoming semester, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is providing an exclusive training opportunity for CALS faculty and staff to learn Canvas, ISU’s new learning management system.

Training that would normally take at least four hours to complete, has been condensed into an hour and a half. In that short time, you will learn how to use:

Women's Leadership Workshop series

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 1306 Elings Hall

Description: Empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions:
The series brings a number of influential women to campus with the goal of empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions. Topics are designed with women in mind.

Connecting Faculty to Translate Research

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:30 pm
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Connecting Faculty to Translate Research
Tues. Nov. 7
4:30-6:00 pm
0198 Parks Library

Vice President for Research Sarah M. Nusser and Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John D. Lawrence will provide brief comments and introduce the program at 5:00 pm. Complementary appetizers and beverages will be served.

RSVP by Fri. Nov. 3

Cultural competency lunch and learn series

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: If These Walls Could Talk”  - CALS multicultural students discuss their perspective of life on campus. Their stories are emotional and raw, filled with incredible tenderness, courage and pain. The diversity issues that they challenge us to look at are equally provocative, begging to be heard and confronted.

RSVP by Oct. 16 to Theressa Cooper. Lunch Provided.

Economics Graduate Student Conference, Washington University

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00 am
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Location: Washington University in St. Louis

Description: We are now issuing a call for original research papers from graduate students of all fields of economics. Selected applicants will be expected to present their papers at the 12th Annual Economics Graduate Student Conference of Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Paper Submission deadline: Aug. 14, 2017

More information

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Hansen Learning Center

Description: Dr. Matthew Helmers
"Nutrient Reduction to the Mississippi River: We are all in this together"

Contact Person: Julie jrober@iastate.edu

Meal will be $15 per person payable at the door.

P & T Discussion

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Contact Person: Joshua Rosenbloom

International Conference on Economic Research

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: Alanya, Turkey

Description: ECONALANYA aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field economics and provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, organizations, and researchers. ECONALANYA encourages submission of theoretical and empirical papers in the different domains of economics and related disciplines, within and across different levels of analysis.

Cultural competency lunch and learn series

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location:1951 Food Sciences, CCUR Theater

Description: Breaking Bias, The focus of this interactive workshop is to provide a safe space for students, faculty and staff to explore the concept of Unconscious Bias.  Specifically we will focus on what bias is and how you can nudge your unconscious to counter bias in your day to day activities.

RSVP by Oct. 16 to Theressa Cooper. Lunch Provided.

P & T Discussion

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location:  368A Heady Hall

Contact Person:  Joshua L. Rosenbloom

Borlaug Lecture: Betting on Africa to Feed the World

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Akinwumi AdesinaLocation: Durham Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate
"Betting on Africa to Feed the World"

A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture at 7 pm in the South Ballroom.

CELT-Led Canvas Workshops, Groups and Collaborative Work

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00 am
Event Type: 

Canvas training lunch and learn

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 013 Curtiss

Description: New Canvas Training Opportunity Exclusively for CALS Faculty and Staff

To help you prepare for the upcoming semester, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is providing an exclusive training opportunity for CALS faculty and staff to learn Canvas, ISU’s new learning management system.

Training that would normally take at least four hours to complete, has been condensed into an hour and a half. In that short time, you will learn how to use:

Women's Leadership Workshop series

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 1306 Elings Hall

Description: Empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions:
The series brings a number of influential women to campus with the goal of empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions. Ttopics are designed with women in mind.

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Hansen Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA  50011

Description: State of Agriculture in Iowa and the World
Come and enter into a discussion of the state of plant and animal agriculture in Iowa and the world with Mr. Northey who is awaiting confirmation as the next USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.  Congratulations to Mr. Northey for three terms as Secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship!

William K. Deal Lecture: Kerns

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Event Type: 

Joe KernsWilliam K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture

Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Description: Joe Kerns ('86 ag business)
"A Tale of Resiliency, Entrepreneurship and the Value of Mentors"

Cultural competency lunch and learn series

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 142 Curtiss Hall

Description: Reading Circle - “White Like Me”  by Tim Wise. As a follow up to the Sept. 13 University Lecturer given by Tim Wise, join us for a book discussion on “White Like Me” written by Tim Wise. A limited number of books is available for free in the CALS Dean’s Office, room 138. Pick up books any time before the event. Lunch will be provided for this event. 

RSVP by Sept. 20  to Theressa Cooper

 

Research Workshop: NSF Programs for Big Data Research

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Description: "Leveraging NSF Programs for Big Data Research." Dr. Chaitanya Baru, senior advisor for data science, CISE directorate, will discuss agency priorities and initiatives, and answer your questions about funding programs related to data science and data-driven discovery.

More information

Women's Leadership Workshop series

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 1306 Elings Hall

Description: Empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions:
The series brings a number of influential women to campus with the goal of empowering female graduate students and post-docs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to achieve their career ambitions. Topics are designed with women in mind.

Parag Chitnis (Deputy Director, USDA NIFA)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

Description: Keynote Presentation: Data Science for Transforming the US Food Systems

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

Registration is required to attend the All-Hands Meeting. Register here.

NIFA’s Portfolio and Priorities for Science

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Room 1951 Food Sciences (CCUR Theater)

Description: Parag Chitnis, Deputy Director, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Registration is not required to attend this seminar

I-CORPS site informational session

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Description: Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students interested in learning how the I-Corps program can help you explore the commercial potential of your research discovery or innovation and increase its impact are encouraged to attend. In this presentation we will overview the I-Corps program and our process for participation by students, post-docs, staff, and faculty. One may choose to attend either session (Sep. 11 or Sep. 12).

I-CORPS site informational session

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: Gallery, Memorial Union

Description: Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students interested in learning how the I-Corps program can help you explore the commercial potential of your research discovery or innovation and increase its impact are encouraged to attend.  In this presentation we will overview the I-Corps program and our process for participation by students, post-docs, staff, and faculty. One may choose to attend either session (Sep. 11 or Sep. 12).

Canvas faculty and staff breakout sessions

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 206 Durham (60-person capacity)


Live webcast: 116 Durham (30-person capacity)


Description: Canvas Faculty and Staff Breakout Sessions

with Canvas trainer Erin Wasson


8:00 – 9:30 a.m. - Assignments and Discussions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. - Grading and Assessment

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. - Quizzes and Question Banks

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - Modules and File Management

Canvas faculty and staff breakout sessions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 206 Durham (60-person capacity)

Live webcast: 253 Durham (12-person capacity)

Description: Canvas Faculty and Staff Breakout Sessions
with Canvas trainer Erin Wasson

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. - Modules and Files Management
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. - Communication and Collaboration
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. - Assignments and Discussions
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - Grading and Assessment

Canvas training open labs

CALS annual BBQ

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

Description: Make plans to attend the college’s annual BBQ on Sep. 2 at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game! Visit fellow alums, students, faculty and friends from 3 - 6 p.m. with a program by Dean Wendy Wintersteen at 4:30 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy fun for all ages including a Hickory Park meal and more!

Enjoy the CALS Corner:

Welcome Reception

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Description: Welcome reception sponsored by University Museums to celebrate the Faces of Iowa State exhibition’s premiere. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, this is an opportunity to greet colleagues and network while also celebrating the opening of the new portrait exhibition.

Tuition Task Force Public Meeting

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: University of Iowa Campus - Kollros Auditorium, Biology Building East

Description: The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings.  The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.

Tuition Task Force Public Meeting

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Iowa State University Campus – Room 240, Scheman Building

Description: The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings.  The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.

Tuition Task Force Public Meeting

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:35 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: University of Northern Iowa Campus – Slife Ballroom, Commons

Description: The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings.  The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.

AAEA Reunion and Reception

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Grace Meeting Room, 4th floor, Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Description: 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting Reunion and Reception

This is a joint reception with the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tuition Task Force Public Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa

Description: The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings.  The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.

RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event Type: 

Days/Times: Weds., July 19, 2017 AND Weds., July 26, 2017, 8 am-12 pm  (total of 8 hours)

Location: Hach Hall atrium

Description: RESPOND is an 8-hour training that teaches participants how to help someone who is in distress and may be experiencing a mental health issue. The training will provide information and decrease stigma about mental health issues, teach helpful ways to assess the needs and support the individual, and advise how to refer to appropriate campus or local resources.

RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Days/Times: Tues., July 18, 2017 AND Tues., July 25, 2017, 1 pm-5 pm  (total of 8 hours)

Location: Hach Hall atrium

Description: RESPOND is an 8-hour training that teaches participants how to help someone who is in distress and may be experiencing a mental health issue. The training will provide information and decrease stigma about mental health issues, teach helpful ways to assess the needs and support the individual, and advise how to refer to appropriate campus or local resources.

Workshop: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 2030 Morrill Hall

Description: Today's university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with courses are inclusive and designed to support all students. This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

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RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event Type: 

Days/Times: Tues., July 11, 2017 AND Thurs., July 13, 2017, 8 am-12 pm  (total of 8 hours)

Location: Hach Hall atrium

Description: RESPOND is an 8-hour training that teaches participants how to help someone who is in distress and may be experiencing a mental health issue. The training will provide information and decrease stigma about mental health issues, teach helpful ways to assess the needs and support the individual, and advise how to refer to appropriate campus or local resources.

First Graduate Student Research Conference in Business and Economics

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00 am to Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Location: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, Florida.

Description: First author(s) must be a graduate student. GRADCONF will also have a career fair and workshops for graduate students. GRADCONF 2017 aims to bring together graduate students and their faculty advisors together to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of business and economics and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Abstract deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

Assoc. of North America Higher Education International

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
Event Type: 

Description:  IIBA Conference Lecture Series

Ravi Dhar, Director of Consumer Insights Center & George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing, School of Management, Yale University

"Lessons from Behavioral Economics for Understanding Consumers"


Project LEA/RN Workshop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am to Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 2622 Lagomarcino

Description: "Introduction to Learning-Centered Classes and Meetings"

Participants will be engaged in activities that will cause them to examine their beliefs about learning. They will be asked to focus on their own thinking and learning. After experiencing learning-centered strategies for themselves, participants will discuss the implications and applications as they plan learning for students and clients.

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Iowa Cattlemen’s Association,  2055 Ironwood Court, Ames, IA  50014

Description: “Current challenges and research priorities of the Iowa Animal Commodity Organizations”

Meal will cost $15/person payable at the door.

Please register to jrober@iastate.edu by noon on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

 

 

 

3rd Annual PIER Workshop on Quantitative Tools

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:00 am to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Description: Penn Institute for Economic Research
This unique week-long program provides essential training on state-of-the-art quantitative tools for analyzing macroeconomic policy from the world’s leading experts at the University of Pennsylvania

Registration deadline: Mar. 10, 2017

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International Conference on New Trends in Econometrics and Finance

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00 am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki, Finland

In the conference emphasis will be placed on the developments in emerging market economies, on the fate of the recent trends and of the impact of these developments on international trade, finance and regulation as well as on national economies and financial systems. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers are all welcome.
Abstract deadline: March 24, 2017

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International Conference on New Trends in Econometrics and Finance

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00 am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Description: This conference serves as a forum for academics, practitioners, and central bank and government officials in Europe and all over the world to present and discuss research results about the evolution of the international economics and of the global financial system.

More information

Abstract submission deadline: March 24, 2017 aioc.econometrics@gmail.com

USDA Economists and C-FARE seminar

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Washington, DC

Description: Current Trends in U.S. Farm Income, Farm Income Volatility, and Farmland Values: What's the Story?

Presenters: Moderator: Christopher Burns, Ag Economist, USDA ERS
Kevin Patrick, Ag Economist, USDA ERS
Daniel Prager, Ag Economist, USDA ERS
Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University

EGSA Spring Picnic

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Hickory Shelter in Brookside Park - 1325 6th St., Ames, IA


Description: The Economics Grad Student Association will hold their spring picnic at Brookside Park. The picnic is free and open to everyone in the department (staff, faculty and students), their family and friends.


Reception for John Schroeter

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Dr. John SchroeterThe Department of Economics cordially invites you to a reception honoring Dr. John Schroeter, who retires on May 31, 2017, after 34 years of distinguished service as professor, interim chair, and director of graduate education.

Celebration of Science and Scholarship

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Join Sigma Xi to celebrate the impact of Iowa State research! Hear what your campus colleagues are discovering and creating – and learn how you can help spread the word about the value of Iowa State’s research.

CALS Sustainability Symposium

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

CALS SustainabilityLocation: Scheman Building

Description: Dean Wintersteen appointed the CALS Sustainability Task Force last year to begin a college-wide dialog on sustainability to consider how the college can focus and more fully engage in sustainability across our research, education and extension and outreach missions.

ROAR 2017 program

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Webinar

Description: Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research
ET for a short how-to on ROAR participation and an open Q&A session

Register

Severe Storm Spotter Training

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Gallery Room, MU

Description: ISU Department of Environmental Health and Safety hosts Severe Storm Spotter Training presented by the National Weather Service, Des Moines.

Pre-register at Learn@ISU

Spring 2017 Analytics Symposium

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, IA


Description: Hosted by the Iowa State University College of Business

For professionals in the field of analytics who work in finance, insurance, retail, cybersecurity, and transportation. Participants will be immersed in high-level information that is sure to benefit careers of all levels. Registration: $30


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College of Business Spring 2017 Analytics Symposium

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave.


Description: This is the must-attend event for professionals in the field of analytics who work in finance, insurance, retail, cybersecurity, and transportation. Participants will be immersed in high-level information that is sure to benefit careers of all levels.


Engaging sessions will be led by highly qualified experts in their fields, will boost participant skills, and enhance capabilities for company analytics. 

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Hansen Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA

Description:  Dr. Robert C. Brown, ISU Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Renewable Energies: Options and Opportunities, Iowa’s Role, and the Future

Register by March 29, 2017: Julie at jrober@iastate.edu

CALS ADVANCE Workshops

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:00 am
Event Type: 

Dr. Nancy WayneLocation: Gallery, Memorial Union

Description: Dr. Nancy Wayne, UCLA
"The Need for Self-Promotion"
9-11 am

"Work-Life Balance"
1-3 pm

Registration deadline: March 21
Contact Person: Carla Persaud cpersaud@iastate.edu

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers Day

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Description: Federal Statistical Research Data Centers Day: Opportunities for Researchers to Use Restricted Access Data
We are sponsoring an event at the end of March targeted toward researchers in the social sciences. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are all welcome to attend.

Poster Talk and Pizza

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 360 Heady Hall

Description: Posters and poster sessions are a major vehicle for presenting new research, both in academics and industry.

Designing a good poster—one that communicates your research clearly and succinctly—can be intimidating at first. Therefore, the communications staff of Economics (and CARD) are offering a small workshop on how to approach poster design.

Contact Person: RSVP to kkovarik@iastate.edu

 

ISU Faculty Research Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Office of the Vice President for Research

Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

This event will feature Iowa State’s faculty research across disciplines, offer tables for networking discussions, and end with a hosted reception. Faculty from all Iowa State departments, colleges, centers, and institutes are encouraged to attend. Faculty are also invited to present their research, scholarship, or creative activity in timed lightning talks and/or poster sessions. 

Program

Chinese Economists Society North American Conference

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The theme of the conference is “New Normal of the Chinese Economy: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Implications.”

CES invites both members and non-members to submit papers and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2017 North America Conference. All fields of specialization within Economics will be considered, but papers focusing on the Chinese economy will be given preference.

Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 15, 2016

Finding Foundation Funding and What to do Once You’ve Found a Match

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Kildee Hall Ensminger Room


Description: Attendees at this session will learn how to strategically search for foundation funding using the Foundation Directory Online and other sources. This session will inform you about the next steps to take once a match is found, as well as the university resources available to you to assist with completion of your submission. The event will be beneficial to all faculty and staff who are interested in funding smaller projects or diversifying their funding sources.

NBER Digitization Tutorial

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm to Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research at Stanford University

Description: NBER project on the Economics of Digitization
On March 1 and 2, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students.

Application deadline: Nov. 18, 2016

More information

Federal Reserve Bank Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis headquarters or its branches, also webcast live

Description: Conversation with the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

Educators are invited to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachers. After opening remarks, Chair Yellen will take questions from audiences across the country.

Join us to participate in this free event, which will include hors d’oeuvres in St. Louis and dinner at the Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn., branches.

Georgetown University

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 8:00 am to Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Georgetown University's Fourth Winter School on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Doha, Qatar
Application deadline: Oct. 15, 2016
More information

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Olde Main Brewing Co, 316 Main St., Ames, IA

Description: Robert C. Brown, Distinguished Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Renewable energy and complementary biofuels.  Practicality and politics for Iowa, U.S. and World"

Register by email to jrober@iastate.edu

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary Sessions

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:00 am to Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Webcast


View these sessions to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues.


Webcast agenda


Register here


14th Annual Professors Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:00 pm to Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Description: Teaching and Learning Economics in the College Classroom

Registration deadline: Oct. 28, 2016

More information

Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Hansen Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA

Description: Chad Hart, associate professor; Lee Schulz, assistant professor
“Iowa’s crop and livestock outlooks:  From local economies to global impacts"

Fall 2016 Parks Library workshop

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Type: 

Getting Started with EndNote Web

Lost the references you need for your research paper? Thesis & dissertation citations becoming unmanageable? This workshop for beginners introduces EndNote Web, a free bibliographic management program that helps you collect, organize, format, and use your collected citations in your writing projects.

RSVP to reserve your seat
Register through Learn@ISU

Contact Person: Jody A. Kalvik  jkalvik@iastate.edu

Miranowski Retirement Reception

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Type: 

Dr. John MiranowskiLocation: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Reception for Emeritus Professor John Miranowski
Please join the department in celebrating John's retirement after 31 years at Iowa State University. A short program will begin at 2:30 pm.

 

IISES Conference

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:00 am to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

27th International Academic Conference

 Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract and registration deadline: Oct. 6, 2016

More information

 

NULES Conference

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:00 am to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm

"Agrarian Policy of Ukraine Under the Global Food, Financial and Economic Challenges"

Kyiv, Ukraine

Registration and annotation submission deadline: May 31, 2016

Full Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2016

Payment deadline: Sept. 15, 2016

More information:

 

JPMorgan Chase Information Session

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Dr. Rebecca Sela, Executive Director – Financial Analysis, JPMorgan Chase

Ph.D. candidates are invited to learn more about employment opportunities with JPMorgan Chase in the economics and related quantitative fields. 

Finding Funding with Pivot (for grant coordinators and admin staff)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Event Type: 

Description: Pivot for grant coordinators and administrative staff


Location: 301 Spedding Hall


Bring your laptop for this hands-on training to learn how to strategically use the Pivot research funding database. Using your own Pivot account, you will learn how to identify and connect with research funding opportunities that match the research goals of the faculty you support.


Finding Funding with Pivot (for researchers)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Event Type: 

Description: Pivot for researchers


Location: 301 Spedding Hall


Bring your laptop for this hands-on training to learn how to strategically use the Pivot research funding database. Using your own Pivot account, you will learn how to identify and connect with research funding opportunities relevant to your interests.


Increasing Student Engagement and Performance in Economics Principles Courses

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: David Switzer (St. Cloud State University)
Professor Switzer will discuss supplementary materials that are offered by several textbook publishers to learn both about how they integrate them with their classroom teaching and what sorts of metrics they use to gauge the effectiveness of these materials.

Contact Person: Joshua Rosenbloom

Fall 2016 Parks Library workshop

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Type: 

Getting Started with Mendeley

Wish you could …
• extract details from academic papers into a database?
• filter your library by authors, journals or key words?
• share and synchronize your library with selected colleagues?

This workshop for beginners introduces Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

RSVP to reserve your seat
Register through Learn@ISU

MobLab Presentation

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall


Description: Teaching Interactively with Games and Surveys


Contact Person: Donna Otto


52nd Nobel Conference

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:00 am to Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

The Nobel Conference has brought together the world’s experts to explore the moral and societal implications of a cutting-edge scientific issue. Nobel laureates—and soon-to-be Nobel laureates—are regularly on the roster of experts for an audience of more than 8000 high school and college students, industry professionals, and lifelong learners who attend the conference in St. Peter or watch it live-streamed online.

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Think Tank on Animal Agriculture

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St, Ames, IA

Description: "Agriculture and Politics: Do They Mesh? What is on the Horizon?"

Discussant: State Senator David Johnson

Register by noon on Sep 22 to jrober@iastate.edu

Advanced Data Analytics and the Financial Industry

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Discover Financial Services:
Information sharing session about internship and full time employment opportunities in the financial industry for M.S. and Ph.D. students in quantitative fields of study.

Presenters:

Salima Yala, VP, Risk Management
Bingrong (Bing) Jiang, Director, Phoenix Analytics Center
Crystal Fruit, Sr. Recruiter, HR

Marca Weinberg presentation

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Marca Weinberg
Director Resource and Rural Economics Division, Economics Research Service

Dr. Weinberg will give a presentation on the kind of work done at ERS including information on opportunities for

1. Employment with ERS for M.S. and Ph.D. graduates in economics and agricultural economics
2. Access to data for research
3. Internships
4. Research collaborations with ERS staff

CALS Fall Convocation

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:10 pm
Event Type: 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Convocation, and this fall a combined awards celebration, is scheduled for Thursday, September 8 at 4:10 p.m. in the Sun Room, Memorial Union.   

The program will include brief comments from Dean Wintersteen, award presentations for this past spring’s award winners, (Spring Awards was canceled this year due to inclement winter weather!) and recognition for the College’s new faculty and staff.  A reception will follow. 

Job Market Prep: General information about the job market

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: This seminar will provide general information about sources of job listings, on-campus career fairs and other resources for job search and career development, our departmental “Job Market Candidates” webpage, and preparation for interviews. Much of the information will be relevant for both M.S. and Ph.D. candidates, but there will also be special attention paid to the practical aspects of negotiating the ASSA job market for Ph.D. candidates.

Taming the Email Beast

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Event Type: 

Location: 2155 Marston Hall

Description: Strategies for managing your email inbox and processing email efficiently and effectively.
Limited to CALS and COE staff.

To Register: coe_edge@iastate.edu

Economics Graduate Student Conference

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Graduate students of all fields of economics:

Selected papers will be presented at the 11th Annual Economics Graduate Student Conference of Washington University, St. Louis

Oct. 22, 2016

Paper submission deadline: Aug. 12, 2016

More information

 

 

Faculty Development and Diversity

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 11:00 am
Event Type: 

Online webinar - Multi-Week Course

 

Karen KelskyHow to Navigate the Academic Job Market
Wednesdays, 8/3 - 8/17

Karen Kelsky, PhD
The Professor Is In

The Week of R

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:00 am to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

For a whole week we will be teaching different aspects of the statistical software R.

Monday is for everybody, who always wanted to get started with R, but couldn't find the time.
Tuesday is a day of graphics,
Wednesday we will be doing some data wrangling.
Thursday morning, we have a DIY web application session with shiny. In the afternoon, we will  finish our series with a cool new module on webscraping of data!

NSF Economics Program Director Q&A: Nancy Lutz

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Location: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Nancy Lutz, Program Director for Economics at the National Science Foundation

Lutz is in charge of the Economics Program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences and is currently also a member of the coordinating committee for NSF's Science and Technology Centers Program. Her responsibilities include coordinating the review process, making funding recommendations, and participating in the development of new NSF initiatives.

Grantsmanship 101

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Event Type: 

Location:

368A Heady Hall

Contact Person:

Joshua Rosenbloom

Description:

A session intended to provide information about support for sponsored research proposals will be offered by CALS, LAS and the VPR’s office. Representatives of all three groups will be present, and pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

The session is intended for faculty in Economics and Sociology. Topics to be covered will include:

EPSCoR Colloquium

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Event Type: 

Steve FioreLocation:

2019 Morrill Hall


Description:


Steve Fiore (University of Central Florida)

Building an Interdisciplinary Research Team


Nick Kuminoff (Arizona State University)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Nickolai KuminoffLocation: 368A Heady Hall

Description: Nickolai Kuminoff  (Arizona State University)

"Estimating the Heterogeneous Welfare Effects of Choice Architecture: An Application to the Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance Market"

James R. Prescott Scholarship reception

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Event Type: 

Reception for the two winners of the 2015 James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics, funded by a gift to the Iowa State University Foundation from James R. Prescott. Light refreshments will be served.