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September 21, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 19 Telegraph Herald story, "Gas sales plummet by 10.6% during pandemic, may impact future infrastructure projects."

September 21, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented via zoom on U.S.-China agricultural trade at the first Alumni webinar for Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation on Sept. 17, 2020.

September 21, 2020

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Dr. Wendong ZhangDermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, have a new publication at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajae.12137

September 17, 2020

Iowa State will push back the start of the 2021 spring semester by two weeks and eliminate spring break to help make up for the delay, President Wendy Wintersteen announced in a Sept. 14 campus message.

September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new and unique challenges for undergraduate students this semester. For those who are now (or will be in the future) in quarantine due to COVID-19, the department would like to help brighten your two-week “staycation” at home with a small care package from us. Items include things like snacks, soup, and quarantine activities.  

September 16, 2020

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionThe Society for Computational Economics (SCE) has awarded the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award in 2020 to Leigh Tesfatsion for her pioneering contributions to different areas of Computational Economics, in particular to Agent-based Computational Economics.

September 16, 2020

Picture a Scientist flyerThe ADVANCE Partnership Project ‘Joining Forces’  an NSF-Funded collaboration between Iowa State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, and Western Michigan University, is hosting a free viewing

September 15, 2020

Iowa State University is one of six universities named by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as a finalist for its eighth annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. Iowa State and the University of Memphis are finalists for the IEP Innovation award, recognizing exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development. Winners will be announced during the association’s virtual annual meeting on Nov. 9-11.

September 14, 2020

Dr. Guilherme DePaulaGuilherme DePaula, assistant professor, is part of a new federally funded project led by Iowa State University researchers to help farmers share data relevant to their operations with one another and improve production.

September 14, 2020

Dr. Gil DePaulaGuilherme DePaula, assistant professor, had his paper, "The distributional effect of climate change on agriculture: Evidence from a Ricardian quantile analysis of Brazilian census data," published in the Volume 104, November 2020 issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

September 14, 2020

Every Fall and Spring semester, CALS Council recognizes graduating seniors who have gone above and beyond while attending Iowa State. Through six different awards, the council would like to bring attention their hard work and dedication.

September 14, 2020

The ISU WellBeing and occupational medicine programs are sponsoring the flu vacination clinic weekdays Sept. 21-Oct. 2 in the Stephens Auditorium north lobby. Parking is available in Lot F between the building and Beach Avenue.

The clinic is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all eligible employees. Older employees or those at higher risk due to medical conditions may receive their vaccination during the 9-10 a.m. hour.

September 11, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 11 Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network story, "ISU: U.S. ready to meet China's increasing import demand."

September 10, 2020

In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19, the Economics Department Help Room, 180 Heady Hall, has moved online. The Help Room is open to anyone needing help with classes or homework. Several links to the Help Room are located on the Undergraduate Program pages of the department website.

September 09, 2020

Several resources were shared with instructors last week from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost:

September 09, 2020

Iowa State’s new COVID-19 testing site in Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum opened  Sept. 8. The site will increase Iowa State’s test capability to 500 tests per day and will be open Monday-Friday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. – noon).

September 09, 2020

In a Sept. 4 letter to candidates for Fall 2020 graduation, President Wendy Wintersteen announced the decision to move Iowa State University’s Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremonies and College Convocations to a virtual format on Nov. 28, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m. at https://virtual.graduation.iastate.edu.

Read the letter.

September 09, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 5 Daily Nonpareil story, "Hog market struggles likely to continue in Q4."

September 09, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Milli Legrain at Telemundo, in which she cited CARD's survey on the farmers’ trade perceptions about the trade war.

September 07, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Des Moines Register article, " Nationwide is shedding a building in Des Moines. As working from home becomes routine, will others follow?"

September 07, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 6 Gazette article, "Damage from derecho could lead to economic 'spark' in Cedar Rapids."

September 03, 2020

CALS Colleagues – our campus community needs you.  

To meet the need for COVID-19 case managers and contact tracers, the university is asking for volunteers to break from their regular job responsibilities and serve in these important roles. Employees can choose to participate in this effort on a part-time basis while continuing their usual tasks or serve full-time if their capacity allows. This work can be done in the evenings and weekends. Students are not allowed to do this work.

September 03, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

John Steppe, Business Reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about the kinds of economic impacts Cedar Rapids can expect as a result of the derecho.

September 03, 2020

Dr, Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, wrote an article, "Filing crop insurance claims for derecho damage," which appeared in the Aug. 26 Wallaces Farmer online. 

September 01, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a webinar, "Agricultural Transformations in China and its Global Trade Implications," on Aug. 31 presented by the U.S. Heartland China Association for their the Way Forward Series, which attracts about 180 participants.

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