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August 04, 2020

With the start of Iowa State’s fall semester upon us, we know many of you are also preparing for a K-12 school year that will have many uncertainties, or you may be facing other family or personal challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the constant changes and unpredictable circumstances are taking a heavy toll. Caring for our faculty and staff is a top priority; we are here to support you.

August 04, 2020

Dr. Matthew ClancyFamily Fridays Series webinar
"Remote Work & Families"
Matthew Clancy

Friday, August 7, 2020
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Register here

August 03, 2020

Dr. Teng-huiLee Teng-hui, the first popularly elected president of Taiwan, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, due to septic shock and multiple organ failure. He was 97.

July 31, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a July 31 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa doing better than nation in recession."

July 30, 2020

Summer's gradual ramp-up is about to give way to fall's fuller return. Most employees who need to work on campus to support a successful resumption of in-person instruction and residential student life will be back in their usual workspaces by Aug. 3, the same date students begin moving into university housing. Returning to prepare for the fall semester ends a long stretch away for some employees.

July 30, 2020

Faculty:

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Online workshops, webinar calendar

July 30, 2020

There will be updates to the university travel policy, effective August 1. The per diem reimbursement is easier and faster to submit, review and approve.  Using a per diem will dramatically decrease the time it takes for a traveler to submit an expense request and the time it takes for service teams to process the request. This method allows for simplified expense planning and a predictable expense payout.

July 27, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a July 25 Lincoln Journal Star story, "Ethanol plants increase production as harvest nears."

July 23, 2020

To faculty and course directors:

July 22, 2020

The CARD/ Department of Economics Web Hub to Track COVID-19’s Social and Economic Benefits has been accepted as an impact statement by the national Landgrant Impact Database. The web hub, in which researchers in the Department of Economics and the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local, regional and global economies, represents ISU–CALS’ work in response to the pandemic. 

July 22, 2020

A new webpage devoted to faculty who may be planning for retirement, as well as those who are already emeritus/a, is now available on the Provost website https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/emeritus-faculty-resources.

This new resources page contains an FAQ document that aims to answer many of the recurring questions that we all receive regarding retirement and emeritus/a status.

July 22, 2020

CALS Faculty and Staff:

The Dean of Students Office has released a document entitled "Guidance for Supporting Community Expectations During COVID-19 Pandemic" that provides important information related to classrooms.

July 21, 2020

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo Moschini, professor, has received the 2020 Publication of Enduring Quality Award from the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society. The award is to recognize the article, “Modeling the pattern of structural change in US meat demand,” co-authored with Karl Meilke, which was published in 1989 in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

July 20, 2020

Madeline SchultzMadeline Schultz, Program Manager, Women in Ag Program, was interviewed for a July 17 Clayton News-Daily.com story, "Role of women in ag continues to change."

July 20, 2020

Dr. Helen Jensen, Dr. Brent Kreider, Dr. Alex ZhylyevskyyA paper authored by Helen Jensen, Brent Kreider, and Alex Zhylyevskyy, "Investigating Treatment Effects of Participating Jointly in SNAP and WIC when the Treatment is Validated Only for SNAP," has been selected as the 2019 Honorable Mention Award Winner for the Food Safety and Nutrition Section's Best Economics Paper Award.

July 20, 2020

Labor Day guidance. ISU will be open and classes in session on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 7. Faculty and staff with instructional or student support responsibilities are expected to work. UHR has FAQ on employees’ time off and leave information.

July 20, 2020

Spring 2020 Agricultural Policy ReviewThe Spring 2020 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available online.

July 20, 2020

Dr. Joydeep BattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Standard Grant for support of his COVID-19-related project, "RAPID: Failure to Predict Infection Risk and its Impact on the Spread of COVID-19."

July 16, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a July 16 HuffPost story, "Hog Euthanasia Threatens To Return This Fall."

July 16, 2020

Another university initiative to help employees and students stay healthy when the academic year begins is to provide hand sanitizer on campus -- lots of it. Using a map of administration and academic buildings, a team from facilities planning and management developed a plan for placing and restocking free-standing hand sanitizer dispensers in about 95 buildings.

July 16, 2020

Iowa State has created a new website to answer questions of students who are at an increased risk for severe illness as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

July 15, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Lynh Ta, Iowa Capital Dispatch, on how the drop in first time applications and renewals for federal financial aid to attend Iowa public colleges affects the area economies and the operations of the universities.

July 15, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a July 15 Cleveland.com story, "Meat and poultry supplies no longer a serious concern, processors and grocers say."

July 13, 2020

Dr. John Winters, Seung Jin ChoResearch recently conducted by graduate student Seung Jin Cho and John Winters, associate professor, suggests that reported unemployment rates underestimate actual employment losses due to COVID-19. Furthermore, his study shows that

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