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April 04, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story about the strain for farmers due to China's pork and ethanol tariffs in the Ottumwa Courier April 3, 2018.

April 04, 2018

Dr. Lee SchulzThe farm loss projections of Lee Schulz, assistant professor, were cited in an April 3, 2018 story "Iowa's Hog Farmers are Facing Losses Thanks to Trump's Trade War"  in Bloomberg.

April 04, 2018

2018 Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research
Application deadlines:
Summer 2018: April 16
Fall 2018: April 23

This information (and links to other opportunities, awards and scholarships) can be found at: https://las.iastate.edu/students/scholarships/

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April 03, 2018

Celeste SwansonCeleste Swanson, ag bus senior, was recently selected as Senior Class President. She will be in charge of the Senior Class Council, which is part of the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC).

April 03, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 ANR Programming Innovation Award for developing a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Farm Business Association and using their farm-level data to evaluate the financial situation of Iowa farms, publish several extension articles (including an article in Choices Magazine and FMR 1892), and serve as the basis for most of his extension presentations. He received the award April 3, 2018.

April 03, 2018

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University is requesting proposals from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters. A producer or USDA personnel may partner with the Regent university faculty or staff on a project, but the project PI must be a faculty or staff member at one of the Regent universities.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2018

April 03, 2018

The Rise of the Mega-firm: Causes and Consequences for Labor and Product Markets
Submission deadline: May 9, 2018
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April 02, 2018

We invite graduate students and young professionals to submit research abstracts to Camp Resources, to be held August 12-14, 2018, at the Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Submission deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018.

Abstract submissions for regular presentations or research sketches must be submitted via email to enviro_econ@ncsu.edu
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April 02, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by China Daily March 30, 2018, for the story "China's ethanol demand remains strong."

"As China's gasoline-vehicle fleet has grown, gasoline and ethanol demand has risen sharply, and the government has announced a target to utilize a 10 percent ethanol blend by 2020," said Hart.

April 02, 2018

Jeff RoweJeff Rowe ('95 ag business), president, global seeds, North America and China, for Syngenta, spoke to a small audience at the Princeton (IL) Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation Breakfast in March, 2018.

April 02, 2018

E. Kwan Choi, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, were the guests at the grad students' Coffee Hour: Know Your Faculty on March 30.

March 29, 2018

Instructors will want to download the grade center, grade history and course files from their courses prior to June 1 when access to Blackboard ends. These files are considered part of university records retention, according to the Records Retention website.

March 29, 2018

Gordon Cain Endowed Chair in Agriculture
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Application deadline: May 31, 2018

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March 29, 2018

David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Jason Margolis, The World (Public Radio International), about research on the practice and prevalence of state educations systems training workers for specific employers (like John Deere or Caterpillar in the Midwest and Mercedes Benz in Alabama).

March 28, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 27th story in Wallaces Farmer about the results from the 2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.

March 27, 2018

2018 Cardinal Key inducteesTen students from the Department of Economics were inducted into the Cardinal Key Honor Society at the induction ceremony held Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. Of the inductees, seven were ag business majors, two economics, and one business economics.

March 27, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in two March 23, 2018 news stories:

March 27, 2018

The Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching
supports rising stars in the academy who demonstrate excellence as educators.

One-year fellowships of $40,000

Eligible candidates will have successfully completed their institution's initial review at the midpoint of a tenure-track appointment. Eligible fields: arts and sciences, business.
Application deadlne: April 30
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March 27, 2018

CALS Faculty:
We are accepting proposals for the FY19 Regents Innovation Fund that is part of the Proof-of-Concept Initiative here at ISU.
Proposal deadline: April 30

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We will use a panel review process to evaluate proposals. Applications can be submitted to industry@iastate.edu, or emailed to kajohans@iastate.edu.

 

March 27, 2018

Making its return back...ISU Innovation PRIZE
March 30-31, 2018

ISU Research Park, Core Facility

Calling all Iowa State faculty & staff!
The ISU Innovation PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University where developers, designers, marketers, problem-solvers, researchers, creatives and startup enthusiasts share ideas, form teams, and solve one of the three bold challenges! Are you ready to solve a Bold Challenge?

March 26, 2018

RFF is one of the leading research institutes on environmental and energy economics.

Research Assistants
Washington, DC
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March 26, 2018

Dr. Peter Orazem, Dr. Jounjun Kim Peter Orazem, university professor, and Younjun Kim ('15 PhD economics), assistant professor, Southern Connecticut State University, wrote a March 22nd blogpost "You've got internet! - connecting rural areas" for the Oxford University Press's OUPblog. 

March 26, 2018

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, interim vice president of ISU extension and outreach, has been appointed vice president of Iowa State University’s extension and outreach programs after a nationwide search.

March 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his paper "Do U.S. Anglers Care about Harmful Algal Blooms? A Discrete Choice Experiment of Lake Erie Recreational Anglers" in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

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