Wendong 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.
Dermot 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
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.
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.
The 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.
The 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
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.
Guilherme 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.
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.
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.
Several resources were shared with instructors last week from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost:
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).
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.
Wendong 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.
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.
David 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.