Gary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to give a Department Seminar, "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale," at the University of New Hampshire Economics Department on Oct. 4, 2019.
Center for Retirement Research at Boston
Sandell Grant Program
- Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
- Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
- Proposal guidelines are available online.
Dissertation Fellowship Program
2019-20 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates page is now online. The following grad students are on the job market this year:
Ag bus senior EllieMae Millenkamp has earned a spot to compete on NBC's The Voice on the program aired this week. Originally from Jerome, Idaho, where she was raised on a dairy farm, Millenkamp was chosen by judge Blake Shelton after hearing her sing. The Des Moines Register, October 8, 2019.
Spring Break Domestic Travel Course to Seattle
Wednesday, March 11, returning Saturday, March 21
Exploring Cooperative Businesses in the Pacific Northwest
Instructor: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Economics, email@example.com
Alumnus and chair of the Farm Credit Administration, Glen R. Smith ('79 ag business), spoke with two econ classes on Oct 3rd.
LAS students and faculty:
Applications for the Spring, 2020, Dean’s High Impact Awards for Undergraduate Research are open. Student awards are $1,200.00 for the semester and faculty mentors can apply for $500.00 to help with any costs for the project. The application portal will close on November 15, 2019.
The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) welcomes proposals on race and ethnicity.
2. Abstract of 200 words or less to be used in the conference program
3. Presenter(s) information:
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, is a co-PI on a project that has received a $2 million USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) grant.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is co-PI on an Iowa State-led team winning a multi-state (Iowa, California, Kentucky) NIFA grant for $2 million. Plastina will lead the economic analysis portion across the three states.
Negotiating for Success: Strategies, Tools and Skills for Faculty
Monday, October 28, 2019
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
We often look at Negotiation and Conflict Resolution as avoidable aspects of our lives. This workshop will teach you how to effectively maximize the strengths you already have to advocate more persuasively for your position(s) in a collaborative, yet effective way.
Presenter: Ryan Bhattacharyya, Professor of Practice, Management
Preparing Effective Award Nominations
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
Gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation.
Presenter: Kirsten Abel, Faculty Honors and Awards Coordinator, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost Office
Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for an October 8th Des Moines Register story, "Ankeny, West Des Moines top 65,000 residents." The American Community Survey’s one year estimates show the city's (Des Moines) population was 216,993 in 2018, compared
David Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Oct. 7 The Gazette story, "Iowa farmers calling it quits could increase, economists say." “Farmers can’t continue to do that. So it does create stress and it does create the probability that more of those operations are going to go under,” said Swenson.
The holidays are almost upon us--so you'll want to put the Economics Holiday Party on your calendar now!
Wednesday, December 11
368A Heady Hall
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.
CALS enrollment, by the numbers:
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
9-month tenure-track position with 40% instruction and 60% research
Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2019
Call for Proposals: Due October 14
New 3-Credit Undergraduate Courses in CALS